Tuesday, 26 January 2016

A Few Thoughts.....


I have been absent from here for a few days...
I thank those who wrote and enquired if I was ok...

It seems that the person who used to leave crappy anonymous comments...
Is...
Once again trolling my blog...
I guess they don't realize I can see who visits!!!
I thought that this person was gone from my life...
At their own choice...
But...
It seems...
They still want to see what I am up to...
And...
Enjoy my pictures...
From a very safe distance...
So...
Once again...I am thinking of making my blog PRIVATE...
To the lovely people who always leave me nice comments...
And...never judge me for decisions...that...
My immediate Family and I chose to make...
It is our business...and our business alone...
Period....

If you would still like to follow my blog...
I will tell you when to send me your email addresses...
And...we can go from there...
My son will help me get it all set up...
Hope you all want to continue with me...

Unfortunately it wont be done before my trip...
Guess "they" will get to see that too...grrrrrrrr...

This recent invasion has left me very upset and very hurt... 
When my blog is private...they will not be able to "leer" into my life...

                                     ~~~~~~~~~ 

On a brighter note...Papa and I had a sleepover last night!!!
Miss V was a wonderful guest...
Even did some baking!
Ate all her dinner...had a fun bath...watched a few of her favorite shows...
We read 2 books...I laid with her for a few minutes...and off she dozed♥️
Woke us at 7am...very civilized...



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The flower lady brought me those beautiful  Roses last Wednesday...♥️

The cottage was once again a delightful sight last Friday...



 Hope you are all having a great day...
Windy...Wet and Warm here...6c!
All the snow is gone...again...

Thanks for listening...
Breakfast for dinner tonight...
Enjoy your day...

                               Cheers! :o)

                                  linda ♥️

 

83 comments:

  1. Oh some people have nothing better to do then ruin things for others . I monitor all my emails from my PC and on my phone so I can choose who to publish on comments and who to spam or delete cause of the few retards like this . I hope they all realize that it is against the law to copy or use photos and ones blog material if not given permission . I hope they stop and get a life of their own ! Lovely photos . What ever you choose to do please count me in my friend I will be there ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Haven't had any spam lately....just hate the fact that they are "spying" on me....from afar....
      Everything will get sorted out....

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about the trolling, Linda. Some people have nothing better to do with their time. And it is easy to be outrageous while you hide like a coward behind your computer. Anyhow, if you do go private, I hope you will include me as an invited blogging pal! Have a lovely day. These images are terrific. And your little angel is beautiful and precious, as always.

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    1. Thanks Martha....I feel better already!

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  3. oh darling bean.
    i cannot imagine someone being that petty.
    i suspect is out of TOTAL ENVY of your beautiful life and the love you bring
    to eveyting that you do.
    it must be a very shallow person indeed.
    and yes. we'll follow you anywhere!
    to cheer you... there is a totally humiliating but funny in retrospect latest post on the peanut.
    it's WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION of course. but then. what else is new?
    love you!
    XO♥

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Tammy...people like you make me want to keep blogging!

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  4. Sounds very creepy. I'm glad you are going private and will be happy to follow along. Your flower photos are much appreciated on this very dreary day. Sending a hug, Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb....
      Aren't the Roses lovely?

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  5. I just came to check on you,, I am so sorry someone is being nasty,, I was thinking about doing the same thing with my blog, going private ,, not getting nasty lol,,
    I love the friends I have now,, you and share a number of the same blog pals,, maybe it would be a good idea,, please don't let this spoil your trip,, you are a ray of sunshine in our lives,,
    your little miss v is such a sweet heart, she is lucky to have such loving grand parents,,take care,, be happy,,

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    1. Such sweet words Laurie!
      And we do share a lot of lovely gals...
      You are a very special person...

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  6. Oyoyoy..I guess I missed all the nasty comments..geez Louise..who would do such a thing?
    You know what..nothing really surprises me anymore..
    I am so sorry someone has been mean..just like bullies..or mean girls when we were growing up..or mean boys for that matter.
    I just don't get it..
    she's a doll..may she never be faced w/ bullying♥
    Darling hearts..so innocent before school ,or neighbourhood nastiness..in loving homes..like she has..and loving grandparents like you.
    You have my email and of course I want to keep in touch!
    You know the power of the sea...:)

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    1. HI Monique....
      I have a pretty good idea who it was....and....who is trolling..
      Love the power of the sea....healing....I need some!

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  7. I am so sorry to hear of your blog troubles.
    Please take me with you if you decide to go private.
    I can't stand to lose another friend.
    I missed you too but thought you were just busy and I am having a hard time keeping up lately.
    The roses are beautiful and the child even more so.
    :0)

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    1. Beautiful words...when we meet up, I will tell all...can you take it?

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  8. Trolls are very distressing. You know you can adjust your blog settings so that no "anonymous" comments can be left. Of course, a troll can still hide behind a fake-name blogger account and annoy you that way. So far (touch wood) I've only had one troll and I dealt with him by immediately deleting each and every comment he left so that he could get no satisfaction from seeing his crappy comments on my blog. Eventually he buggered off. You can also make your comments subject to moderation before posting and deleting the troll's comments that way before they ever see the light of day.

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    1. Already did that Debra....no comments lately....but it is the creeping that bothers me more!
      Thanks for your thoughts!

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  9. I agree with others that have posted. Creepy, Distressing, Petty, Envious, Petty.....they need to GET A LIFE. I don't have a beautiful cottage but I appreciate you sharing yours with us. I love the flowers because I have a small flower garden of my own and appreciate seeing yours. If someone doesn't like your pictures or tales, they need to unsubscribe. Some people just aren't happy unless they are making other people miserable. I pray they get some happiness because they must be really miserable.

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    1. Hello there Natureluvr57....
      Glad that you enjoy my blog....
      I agree with you...
      How about leaving a comment sometime.....I love nice comments! :o)

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  10. How absolutely horrid. What is wrong with our society :-( I will be sending you my email when the time is right. I would hate to lose contact with you and Miss V... I have always felt that you and I would be great friends if we ever got a chance to meet. We seem to have a lot in common.
    Have a great trip. We shall chat later.....

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    1. Why thanks zAzA.......very kind words....
      I know you are a friend of Debs, and I adore her!
      Love to meet you all someday!

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    2. Let's plan that sometime. Maybe next summer.

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    3. You're on! How exciting!

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  11. Dear Linda - it is very disturbing when that happens. Because it is actually on your computer and within your home it feels like a violation. Hopefully by the time you have gone away they will too. It is best not to give them the satisfaction of knowing that they are achieving their goal - hard but it usually works in the end.

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    1. Yes Rosemary...I had thought of that....but I won't let "her" get the better of me....
      Are you on Instagram?

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    2. You would love Instagram!

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    3. I L O V E Instagram----- Here's me @zazanona

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  12. Sheesh. That's just not nice Linda! I often wonder who follows me as well as many don't even comment so I haven't a clue who they are and I sometimes can't even find their blog or profile to check them out. Please count me in when you go private. I would certainly miss you! The roses are gorgeous. What a pretty colour. Take care my friend. Hugs.

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    1. Hi Pam....
      Will definitely keep you! You are the only blogger I have met!
      Thanks for the hug....

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  13. Oh honey, the dark side of Blogging :( I have gotten lectures about my topics, what I say, what I should do with my life .. amazing how many experts there are online who advise us for free ). You have my email,I will send it to you anyway to be sure you still have it :) I don't want to lose track of you. You know where you can find me too :)
    besitos. C

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    1. You have certainly had your fair share of crap!
      I will be in touch....

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  14. Such a shame this happens ~ I have seen it before several years ago when my very first email bloggy pal and then best friend was a victim.

    We are all behind you Linda and I for one would love to be invited to your private blog.
    I always like reading your posts and admiring your photos, like the beautiful roses on this post and sweet little Miss V.

    I am so sorry you were/are so upset.

    My very best wishes to you and a big hug if I may . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      I knew I could count on you...
      I'll be fine...
      And yes....you may!

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    2. OK . . . sending you one . . :)

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  15. What a pain in the tuckus. I have stronger words but I will leave it at that. I often entertain the idea of starting a blog, but things like this make me think twice. Hope it all gets sorted so that you are confortable again. And of course I would love to still follow you. You have my address.
    Now on to beauty. Stunning roses, great cottage pics and wonderful Miss V. Can't go wrong there! Sending you a BIG hug.

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    1. I hear 'ya!
      And I echo the stronger words!
      I feel better just talking a bit about it....like therapy!
      Thanks for the BIG hug!

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    2. Yes, I find that sometimes airing things with others helps. You have a lot of supportive comments here so I'm sure that makes you feel easier. Trolls be gone! :-)

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  16. So sorry you're having such stupid problems! My wife has almost given up reading the news online because of all the nasty anonymous comments. Let me know if I qualify as a friend!

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    1. Hi Furry....
      But of course you are a friend.....no question!
      I will need your email if I go private....

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  17. Why do people feel there is a need to be mean and ruin someone's enjoyment in life. If you decide to go private Linda, I would love to still follow along. I enjoy seeing the fun you have with the adorable Miss V, and your photos and musings always show such happiness! Don't let this bring you down. I've read lots of encouraging words in these comments, so I hope you feel the true friendship that is there. Best of luck in sorting things out to suit you. Take care,
    Wendy xox

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    1. Hi Wendy...
      You are so right...lots of nice comments here...i do feel the friendship...thanks!

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  18. Wow, I'm sorry that you've had to go through this awful stuff. I did wonder why you hadn't posted in a while, but then I thought that you were too busy with your lovely photos on Facebook. :) Hope you get all of this sorted out and that it doesn't prevent you from enjoying the sunny south. Take care...

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    1. Working on it Hester!!
      Seems like a lot happened all at once...a wee bit overwhelmed...
      Cannot wait to get south!!

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  19. Oh Linda, that is just terrible! I am so sorry to hear this. Why must people be so awful? I just hate to hear this.
    Miss V......awwww I could squeeze you!!
    xo Kris

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    1. HI Kris...I am happy to see you here...we all have our problems,eh??
      I will squeeze Miss V today for you!!

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  20. I think your posts are lovely. Please don't let anything make you stop enjoying this storytelling and sharing you are so great at. Just today I finally finished the blanket for Sammy I was telling you about! I'll post a pic to share :) deb

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    1. Debbie...thanks so much for commenting...hope you and your men are good!!
      Can't wait to see your blanket!!

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  21. I don't usually comment, although I have introduced myself sometime ago .... and I love your blog. And beautiful beach pictures, Miss V and the fam and gorgeous flowers. Pooh to those that are nasty to you as they are quite jealous, of this I am sure! Oh yes, and I really like your crafting! Go on your trip, leave the icky person to themselves and have a glorious time with your boyfriend. Hugs from (sunny!!) California.

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    1. Hey Barbara...
      Thanks for the encouragement...much appreciated!
      Wish you would comment more!!

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  22. Oh Linda, I am so, so sorry to hear of the trolling. Awful! Your blog is lovely and of course I don't want to lose touch with you if you decide to 'go private'. I don't understand why people behave this way - perhaps jealousy. So sad. Your flowers always cheer my day, and look at sweet Miss V - darling as always :)

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    1. Hi Patricia...
      It really is nice to have friends all around the world!
      enjoy your day!

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  23. Linda, that is rotten that you are feeling so violated that you are considering going private. I enjoy your blog so much. What negatives could someone possibly say about your blog?!?! Jeesh, some people have too much time on their hands. I would love to still be able to read your blog, if possible. Have a wonderful time on your trip and I hope the weather is wonderful for you! -Jenn

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    1. Thanks Jenn...
      It is nice to have lovely people like you reading my blog...thanks!

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  24. Such a shame that one person spoils things for you. By all means go private, and I'll be one of the ones knocking at the door to come in. It's a fairly simple procedure at Blogger, but a bit time consuming to add all the approved emails.

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    1. Yes...that is what has been holding me back! Guess I am lazy! hahaha!
      I knew you would be on board!!

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  25. Geezzz Linda how horrible. Sorry to hear this. That's one of the reasons why I check my email before it get's published. We are open to so many different things us bloggers. That's for sure.
    Keep me on your list my sweet friend. Your sweet Miss V. is growing up so fast and love those roses!!!
    I'm not blogging much these days.

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    1. Hi Linda...
      It isn't the comments anymore...it is just the fact that I know they are lurking!!
      Guess I need to just "get over myself"...and move on!
      Isn't she just a big girl now???

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  26. Not nice . . .
    Away with that troller for sure!
    All packed and ready for some fun in the sun!
    Loved the roses . . .

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    1. HI Lynne...
      For sure!!!
      Roses are beautiful...love getting flowers♥️
      Almost time to go...nothing packed yet!! You going away??

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  27. I am so sorry my dear bloggy friend that you have been having troubles with your anonymous not friend. Do you not block anon comments? I blocked mine and don't get any. They should just go away and leave you alone!!!!! You are wonderful and I would really miss your blog if you stopped. I know that I don't comment on every post, but I do read them! You were one of the first bloggers that I got to know a bit when I started blogging and I have a special attachment to you and your blog. I think that you are fabulous!!!!!!!!!! Sorry to be late with this comment, rather busier than usual right now, but still here and still supporting. If you do go private I hope that you will let me still come and visit, you have my address! Massive hugs to you my dear!!! xx

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    1. Hi Amy.....we do have our troubles sometimes,eh?
      All these lovely comments have helped me immensely....
      Thanks!

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  28. There is always somebody out there that want to spoil things for everyone else isn't there? Crappy and hopefully they will just go away and leave you alone~~~ Take care and be careful~~

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  29. Omg. I so want to continue to follow you and the cottage adventures. Also fun to watch Miss V grow. You enhance my viewing. Lol.

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    1. Hi Dot...
      Why not join, and leave some comments! Love hearing from you...

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  30. Sorry your blog has been subjected to a nasty troll. I love your blog so I hope I can send along my email when you are ready. I enjoy reading about your cottage & watching how much you enjoy your granddaughter. I have three little ones of my own, I love to do crafts so I feel we have something in common. I just noticed that you have received a comment from another blogger I like "Notes from Abroad" (sorry don't know her name) I'm pleased to see she is doing o.k. as she hasn't blogged for some time. All your blogger friends here cancel out the idiot troll. Enjoy your vacation.

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    1. HI Barbara...
      Thanks for your comment...
      Candice is doing well...she is still posting! Wonder why you haven't seen them?
      I have lovely followers...I am very lucky in that respect!
      enjoy your day...

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  31. That's terrible on so many levels, Linda. The same thing happened to me years ago. I destroyed my blog and that was the end of it.

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    1. HI Blue...
      Let's hope it doesn't come to that!
      How are you?

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    2. Been working overtime, Linda. There goes my new year's resolution right down the drain. Just like that.

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    3. Why do you work so hard?
      Relax.....
      Enjoy.....

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  32. Hey Linda, I am so sorry to hear someone is causing you misery! I blocked anonymous comments because I was getting a lot of advertising mess. I don't get any now. Maybe you can try that. If not, please let me know when you are ready and I will give you my email address. I would surely miss your posts! I love hearing about Miss V, seeing pictures from your cottage and I love, love, love that you call your hubby your boyfriend! You can't leave me now, Sista.

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    1. Hi Laurie...
      Already did that...a while ago...no comments lately...jsut showing up on my feedjit tracker...
      So glad you are such a loyal peep...as I am to you...
      Everything will sort itself out..
      BOyfriend and I off for a drive to the beloved cottage...
      have a great weekend!

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  33. Are you able to put on comment moderation or is it that you just don't want the troll to read your posts? I found that the times I went private I ended up losing so many readers. I wonder if there is a way to block an IP address?
    xo

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    1. I just don't want the troll to read my posts!
      I wouldn't know anything about that Barbara...

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  34. Oh, I'm sorry this has happened. How strange. Obviously a nosy jealous person!
    The bad part about going private is that you don't get new friends, but I'm sure you'll
    make the best decision for you. Hugs....don't let it get you down~~

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Oh...I do love comments....no anonymous comments allowed...and you know who you are....