What a busy week.

@garymarsh6 (13103)
United Kingdom
March 5, 2016 6:40am CST
Hi to you all. I have dropped by occasionally this week as I have been really busy at work and not getting home until well into the evening for most of the week. By time i have had a natter, helped prepare dinner it is nearly time to go to bed and it all starting again the next morning. One day this week I had some teaching sessions to do so I had a mini lay in which was well deserved. I did not have to get up until around half past six on that particular day. Well it is the weekend and one thing I noticed not just yesterday but the week before. It seems that people are really quite happy on a Friday at work. I wonder if it is something to do with the anticipation of being off for the weekend. Later this afternoon I will be off to visit my family in Dover. It is my eldest brothers sixtieth birthday and we are going to a celebration this evening. I have not been to Dover for quite some time. If the weather had been a bit nicer I would have gone early and spent some time there. I will be staying with my sister tonight and I will pick my younger brother up on the way to the 'do'. It will be fun as we have not all been together for quite some time. I guess it will be a good time for a catch up. Tomorrow is mothering Sunday so I will visit my mothers grave just to say hi. It is a sad day for those of us who no longer have our mothers around and even after all the years that she has gone we all miss her terribly. I guess she played such a pivotal role in our lives. So for all you mothers out there. Happy Mothers day for tomorrow. I know that it is celebrated at different times of the year in some countries but for us here in the UK it is tomorrow. The photo is of our family parish church in Dover. It is called St. Mary's church. It is a Saxon/Norman church and over 900 years old. My father was christened here as well as all of us kids. We were also married here too. My mother is buried here in the graveyard.
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• United States
5 Mar 16
I am envious of all of your lovely architecture. We have no old or historic buildings in SoCal (people say we do, but they lie).
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
We are indeed very lucky. I love to look around these old buildings. Imagine they did not have power tools when they made these places and yet they are still standing! No fancy architects etc. In fact these buildings will still be standing when modern ones will have tumbled!
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• United States
5 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 Which is why we have no lovely old ones. They are made to be temporary and they are.
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@celticeagle (116649)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Mar 16
Mother's Day here is in May. I'd like to go visit where I put her ashes but probably won't be able to. That is a beautiful church.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
March and June used to be an expensive time for us because March was Mothers day and my fathers birthday. June my Mothers birthday and fathers day! Great eh! LOL
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@celticeagle (116649)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 ....It is always something. You willl probably find something to replace it with.
@glenniah (1203)
• Mandurah, Australia
6 Mar 16
Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May over here. And I'm quite happy for you or anybody to say Happy Mother;s Day to us. hehe
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 16
It sounds as though the weekend will be busy for you as well Gary.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
I can not understand it Barry. They say no peace for the wicked but I am far from wicked!
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 That is only because you do not have the time.
@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
@Asylum True but I hope to make up for lost time! ;-)
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
15 Mar 16
I really hope that the Rand/Pound gets a little better in the next year or two, otherwise the closest i will ever get to seeing this is in your posts and photographs. Strange that the UK has mothering Sunday without the rest of the world?
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 16
Mothering Sunday is always in March. Fathers day always June. My mums birthday in June. My fathers birthday in March. Both expensive months for us kids back then!
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
15 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 - we dont do much on those days with regards to gifts - rather just nice lunches or tea spent together.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 16
@Inlemay Well it has been many a year since we had the opportunity to do that but we had some celebrations. Yesterday was my daughters birthday, Today is their anniversary and tomorrow it is my grandsons 2nd birthday! Seems like our life is just one party eh!
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@DianneN (71316)
• United States
5 Mar 16
What a beautiful church! Friday has always been my favorite day, even when I was a child. Enjoy your weekend. I'll be busy, myself.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
It is so beautiful inside DianneN. Have a wonderful weekend. I know you love Fridays that is your special day of the week! See I remember your post!
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@DianneN (71316)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 You have a great memory! I'm sure it's lovely inside. Have fun!
• United States
6 Mar 16
I'm still fortunate to have my mom with me at 94 yrs old
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 16
I hope you had a lovely day together!
@PainsOnSlate (19902)
• Canada
6 Mar 16
I love the photo. What a gorgeous Church. I know you will have fun with your family so enjoy your time off with family. I love making memories.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 16
I have had a really nice weekend catching up with my brothers and sister. It was great fun.
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@valmnz (12236)
• New Zealand
6 Mar 16
I hope you have a wonderful time catching up with all your family. It's great when you can all get together like that! Mothers Day is in May here in NZ, the second Sunday.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 16
It was nice Val it has been around four years since we all got together! Gosh we didnt get to bed until after 2am this morning. Too much chatting and laughing!
@jstory07 (64023)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Mar 16
My mother is gone to and I really miss her. She was a nice person that cared about other pdeople.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 16
Sorry to hear that Judy. I am sure you have very fond and happy memories of her like many of us do. Have a brilliant day!
@Corbin5 (96135)
• United States
5 Mar 16
It is hard when those of us whose mothers are not longer with us to not be a bit saddened when Mother's Day rolls around. Hope your younger brother's birthday is a great one!
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 16
Thank you we did have a wonderful time. Lots of chatting and laughter.
@marlina (69982)
• Canada
5 Mar 16
That's a lovely piece of old architecture.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 16
Thank you Marlina. I love looking around old buildings and churches. The architecture is amazing.
@amadeo (58623)
• United States
5 Mar 16
I thought I lost you.Nice to see you.A huge Birthday greeting to your brother.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
Lost me? Never. I am like a limpet! I will never let go! LOL. Yes I can not wait to see him and remind him how very old he is! This is going to be one very interesting evening!
@amnabas (9987)
• Karachi, Pakistan
5 Mar 16
Birthday greetings to him.
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@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
Thank you! You have a great day!
@Lucky15 (33450)
• Philippines
5 Mar 16
Happy birthday to your brother sir ;)
@garymarsh6 (13103)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
Thank you. I will tease him and tell him he is SO old now!
@Tampa_girl7 (24233)
• United States
7 Mar 16
What a gorgeous structure.
• Aberdeen, Scotland
6 Mar 16
What a lovely church, great photo