Thursday, 14 May 2009


Well, yesterday I was planning a great evening catching up with all my on-line activities. my blog reading list alone is getting really long and I'm very aware that people might be beginning to think I've lost my "voice" due to the lack of any recent comments from this direction...and I've hardly stepped into a forum for what feels like an aeon.

None of this was to be, however, just as I was winding down ready to make my way from work to Sainsbury's yesterday I got a phone call from Roger to say we'd been burgled. Aaaaargh!!

We have been fortunate in that not much was taken - our DVD player, a few DVDs, Roger's Play Station and his guitar and - for some bizarre reason - the base unit for the phone. My computer had been toppled over but is working fine, thank goodness.

The Play Station had Grand Theft Auto in it but they'd dropped the memory card, so when Rog gets a replacement he'll be able to carry on building up his huge scores!!

It must have been a very small burglar because he/she entered after having smashed a pane of glass in the front door. They clearly thought they'd be able to open the door that way - not so, it's deadlocked. And the alarm would have been going off nineteen to the dozen so they'd just have been grabbing what they could in the shortest space of time.

Well, that's it for now, loads to do as you can imagine. And we'll see just how accurate those Lloyds TSB ads are that promise a super fast insurance claims service for customers who bank with them...!

I'll be back when the dust has settled.


  1. Sorry to hear about the burglary, hope you aren't too shaken and everything gets sorted swiftly for you xo

  2. That is so sad, but I feel for you as it has happened to me twice in my lifetime. :)

    Glad everyone is okay.

    I wanted to thank you for joining my blog. :)

  3. Hi Laura and readingsully and thanks for your good thoughts!

    We are getting things sorted at an amazing rate of knots, I am truly impressed at how fast our insurance claim has been sorted - I'll never disbelieve LloydsTSB's ads again!

    And the police have been so wonderful, really helpful and supportive.

    So, all in all, a positive outcome to something that could have been very negative.

    And now I'm looking forward to catching up on all the blogs I've been missing!

  4. so sorry to hear that! how horrible for you both, glad the police have been so helpful

  5. Hi, Linden. Sorry to contact you here but I did not know where or how to reach you. You are the winner of my May 15th Drawing at my blog ArtPlus. Congratulations. You have won a $10.00 gift certificate for my shop at etsy.

    Go to Readingsully2 and my shop will pop up. You can communicate with me through my blog or at etsy.

    If you do not use the gift certificate within one week, I will pass the chance to another person and draw another name.

    Thank you so much for participating. :)

  6. Hi Ami and thanks, we're feeling a lot better now, just got to get the window glazed now so we're not staring at boards!

    readingsully, I'm so excited at having won a gift certificate, I'm one of those people who never wins anything lol! Off to have a good browse around your lovely shop now.

  7. Hi, Linden....just wanted to let you know I am back in town now. :)

  8. So sorry to hear the news and I send my best wishes and hope you'll be back on top soon!!

  9. Hi Hopscotch and thanks! We are getting there, it's been an incredibly disruptive time but things are healing.

    (And I'm hoping to get fully back to normal over the next few days and catch up on all my blog reading, I'm getting withdrawal symptoms!!)