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WWI Prayer book update

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Today I got an email that made my day.

Here is a copy of was sent to me.

Thank you for your email of 4 August, and for taking the trouble to send the images of the pocket prayer book used by your late grandfather during his military service in the First World War.

Your grandfather's prayer book is certainly unusual for the handwritten comments he has included regarding soldiers who have died, and I am sure that our many visitors would find the item of definite historical interest. If you wanted to have the book held here in our archive, where it could be preserved and made available for study, then I should therefore be most interested to see it.

If you wanted to send the original book to me, then our address is the Documents and Sound Section, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. Alternatively, if you would prefer to bring the item to the museum in person then I should be glad to meet you here.


So I sent a reply saying I would like to hand the book over myself. Now I will wait to find out when it will be convenient for the head of documents to meet me.

I have to admit I was not sure they would want it as it is not in great condition but I sent them pictures of the book so they could see what it was like.
I am really happy that they want it and that it will be used for study and I am sure my Grandfather would be pleased as well and rather surprised that what he wrote will be seen by so many.
I had to share this news.

  
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TRUCKERSMRS 8/20/2014 5:33AM

    Because of your generosity your Grandfather's thoughts and prayers will live on and will become part of the tapestry of knowledge from that sad time.
I hope you have a lovely day in London handing it over in person.
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PATRICIA-CR 8/19/2014 11:27AM

    What a way to pay tribute to your grandfather!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/19/2014 10:59AM

    emoticon What a great way to memorialize your grandfather!

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NASFKAB 8/19/2014 10:44AM

  awesome news it was great of you to share with so many

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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/19/2014 10:32AM

    That is so fabulous! Grand news indeed! Congrats!

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BEATLETOT 8/19/2014 10:11AM

    That is awesome. What a treasure, and a legacy.

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WATREKKIE 8/19/2014 9:51AM

    What a living gift toI share with others. Thanks for taking the time to contact them.

Love Mary

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New Challenge to keep me on track

Monday, August 18, 2014

In my search for a new Challenge I found this 30 Days of Fit Food right here on Sparkpeople.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/30-days
-of-fit-food.asp


So I am going to try this and see how it goes. There are plenty of reminders of what I should be doing as well as meal plans that I can use or tweak for my needs.
Snack ideas and how to beat that sugar craving all there and waiting to re-introduced or re-vamped.

It is so easy to slip back into old habits and so important to have reminders of what we should be doing. That is why I am doing this challenge yes I have read articles and know what to do but sometimes I need that reminder to say


your going the

it is
what you want the most.
Those little reminders will aid me to my goal of


So for 1 month I am joining a challenge that will set goals and reminders for me to eat healthy and not slip back into old habits.
I want to make the fruit and vegetables the happy part of my diet


and see the candy and unhealthy stuff as unhappy foods so they become something in the past.
It is .
Yes I am tricking myself to think these foods are a treat so I am going to use this challenge to set the goals and reminders I need to stay on track before I stray.

  
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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/19/2014 10:38AM

    Fabulous goals for the next 30 days! You got this!

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    emoticon emoticon Great to have another challenge. See you in the Fall for the 5%challenge?!

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    Thank you for the reminder! I needed to read that this morning. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5% Challenge ends

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Well the challenge is over and I shed 3 pounds in total, I had hoped for more but it is better than last time when I lost nothing at all.

Now the things is keeping going during the break before the Autumn Challenge.
It is easy to slide back into old habits and relax during the break. What I need to do is set myself a challenge that I can do during this time.
I plan on doing more Virtual Walks and have set some new goals.

During this challenge I have found that I can do more exercise than I thought, keeping track of foods and things like salt has helped me be more aware of what I need to do.

New Goals
Walk at least 1 mile a day
Do 20 minutes Chair Exercise
Do 10 minutes Meditation a day

As far as my diet is concerned I am making sure I watch the portions it is important that I do not slip back into eating more than I should. I have learnt how it feels to be satisfied and like the feeling but it is easy to say Yes to tempting foods.
That is my next thing say 'No'


I need to say Yes to these more often




A Healthy plate with portion control



So walking will be a big part of my exercise



Chair exercise is great and on days I cannot walk far I can chair march and do some chair exercise



So the plan is to keep going and not slack off during the break between the 5% Summer and Autumn Challenge



  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/18/2014 10:58AM

    I lost 3 lbs in the 5%Summer Challenge too! Not as much as I wanted, but it is a loss! you got some great goals to keep you on track.

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PATRICIA-CR 8/16/2014 9:49PM

    I emoticon the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge too!! I also lost a few stubborn pounds and am waiting for the Fall Challenge to try to lose a few others. I'm also focusing on staying healthy and on target during the break.

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WENWIN 8/16/2014 5:08PM

    You did so well conbining cuteness with good health. Proud to have had you as a teammate.

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/16/2014 1:42PM

    Well done on the 3lbs.
Love the pics you have found and your plan for the break.
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God bless,

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MAINEALI 8/16/2014 12:41PM

    Great post! I love your pictures. I too, feel a little lost when we're in between challenges. It's good to have a plan!

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NASFKAB 8/16/2014 12:35PM

  keep at ti all the best

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Virtual Walk 2 St Ives to Padstow

Saturday, August 09, 2014

My second virtual walk will take me through a part of Cornwall that I love. I have been here in reality with my husband Colin and loved it. If I could I would happily move to Cornwall as I love the cliffs and beaches.

myvirtual-walks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/
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Hayle Beach



Part of Newquay




Padstow Harbour

I am doing this walk in sections to make it easier and keep the walks short that way I don't get fed up and can do things a little at a time.

If you look at my Virtual walk blog that I have made you will the sections.
Section 1 St Ives to Camborne 12 miles
Section 2 Camborne to St Agnes 9 miles
Section 3 St Agnes to Newquay 12 miles
Section 4 Newquay to Padstow 13 miles

I am counting exercise and walking for the miles.
So Leslie Sansone Miles, walking around the Shopping Mall, and Chair Exercise all count towards the mileage.
Leslie Sansone Miles count as the milage so a L.S I mile walk = 1 mile
Shopping Mall walk = 1 mile
Chair exercise 15 minutes = 1 mile

This makes it possible to do the walks in a reasonable amount of time, so why not join me in walking to Padstow.



  
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SPEDED2 8/9/2014 9:15AM

    What beautiful countryside! Thank you for sharing.

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NASFKAB 8/9/2014 7:28AM

  thanks doing chair exercise for 30 minutes so 2 miles for me today

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A company that cares!!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Well today has been interesting I got up early and did my exercise, showered dressed and had breakfast, all perfectly normal.
Got the laundry sorted out and then got on with the housework.
The washing machine was making an odd noise and I thought maybe it was an uneven load.
The wash cycle finished and then a smell of burning arrived. I unplugged the machine got the washing out and hoped that it would not go up in flames. Nothing happened so I left the machine unplugged got the washing out onto the line outside and then hunted for the extended warranty on the machine.

I was not happy the warranty was out of date and we had not received a letter letting us know.
So I phoned the company and they said the warranty had definitely run out and that we should have been informed a month before allowing us time to take out an insurance. They had it on record that a letter was sent, but we never go it and I had not realised it was close to running out.
It would cost us a whopping 109 to get the engineer out as a one off payment to get it repaired.
I told them forget it, we are on Pension Credits and they may as well be asking for a million pounds as there is no way we could pay that.
I was asked to hold so he could find out what he could do for me.

Result I can take out a policy for one year and pay monthly starting this month, the engineer will repair the machine and if it is not possible to repair it we get a new one. emoticon
So next Thursday we will see what the engineer can do.

A company that cares is a rare thing as most seem to say tough luck. Who are they? Indesit.
I have had machines from them in the past but never had to call them out, so was pleasantly surprised to find that did their best to help.

I am just pleased I got the washing done and the clothes out of the machine, it broke down at then end of cycle so I was lucky.

This is second thing to break down the fan we use to keep cool was the first, one more to go to make the three, I hope if it happens it is something small.

You never know what will take place when you get up do you.

  
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USMAWIFE 8/8/2014 8:13PM

    you got very lucky as most companies would have said sorry we can't help you

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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/8/2014 10:40AM

    That is unusual - glad it worked out for you!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/8/2014 10:40AM

    That is unusual - glad it worked out for you!

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/8/2014 3:47AM

    Great result. In a time when most companies walk away from any responsibility a day after the warranty has run out - kudos to them!

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NASFKAB 8/7/2014 8:59PM

  great they helped you out all the best

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SPEDED2 8/7/2014 8:45PM

    Humanity ~ rare in today's world. You are blessed!

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BEATLETOT 8/7/2014 2:42PM

    Wow! What a kind man! I'm glad you're going to get it taken care of.

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GINIEMIE 8/7/2014 2:14PM

    So glad you had a great experience with someone who cares about their customers.
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PICKIE98 8/7/2014 2:09PM

    I remember when my washer died and it was full of huge, thick beach towels. In the rinse cycle.. I had to hand-wring those heavy, wet things and haul them up out of the basement and out to the back yard. We definitely got a new washer.. It came with the house and was about twenty years old. Your company was kind to keep you happy.. smart, too! emoticon

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