Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Welbeck St - this one is for Dad - Bill Cowle

THIS I COULD NOT RESIST

In my work as a Maintenance Manager, my world of responsibility has just expanded - hopefully my pay package aswell. I have been allocated a new building to look after added to my present responsibilities.


So why post this on the blog


The new building hsa an address - 72 WELBECK St, now for those that don't remember or don't know Welbeck st is where Dad lived in his last happy days in Newcastle.

Now of the hundreds of buildings in London I get the one that is listed in this street, How amazing is that.

The very strange thing is, when I told Ria, her first words were - That's the street that DAD lived in. WOW, how amazing is that.

Just had to share this with you all.

Me in front of DADS house after he died, on a holiday  trip to England in  2004

Sunday, 23 January 2011

TANDY - PROJECT SHOWER

PROJECT SHOWER

HI DAD - THE EDITOR
Here is an entry for the 8Cowles blog from us: Tania & Andy

Tania & Andy needed to replace the shower in their en-suite.  It was leaking and causing water damage to the ceiling downstairs.  Andy started the work between Xmas and New Year, ripping out the old shower and preparing for the installation of the new one.  He did a really good job and made some excellent progress considering he was ill with flu and a chest infection.
Bill & Ria came over to stay on New Year’s day.  The 2 guys worked hard for 2 days and Andy did some of the last things during the first week in January.  First shower taken Friday 7 Jan – BLISS!!! Andy has a few more final things to do, and then it will be complete.   Here are a few photos (don’t worry, there are no photos of the first shower taken.....)

From Tania: Thanks to the 2 wonderful men in my life for a job well done!!!  Quoting Frank: “Team Work Makes the Dream Work!”

 THE OLD LEAKING SHOWER, TILES, DOOR AND TAPS REMOVED BY ANDY
 THEN THE TEAM BUILD THE NEW FALSE WALL  - TO HIDE THE NEW PLUMBING
 CLADDING OF THE WALLS IS ALMOST COMPLETE

AND FINALLY    "  ITS JOB DONE AND DUSTED "


COMMENT FROM THE EDITOR: TANIA REFUSED TO DO A REAL LIFE MODEL TEST OF THE SHOWER WITH CAMERAS IN VIEW.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

It's the 21st of January 2011 and its Molly's Birthday

Funny how when you play with numbers, what answers you can come with.

12th Carol B/day added = 3, 21st Molly, add carol and Molly = 21 +3 and you get 24th  MOMMY's birthday
then I remember when I was half Molly's age she was 8 and I was 4, there was a time when molly was 4 times older than me she was 4 and I was 1. 

This goes to prove that Molly does not age as fast as I do, today she is 66 and I am going on 62, a far cry from half her age or even 4 time younger. 
What ever her secret its she has always had the belief of think YOUNG, be YOUNG and you stay YOUNG, it is all in the mind........

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOLLY

Monday, 10 January 2011

When I'm 64 - its Carol - 12/01/2011 The Birthday Girl

A tradition started some while back while Mitch was in his early 60's, there came a time when someone said One day you will be 64, and when it happened - it happened. So now the legend of this day lives on and will always be known to all 
" WHEN I'M 64 "
SO THE ROLE OF HONOUR GROWS AND GROWS
video
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL

COOKING UP A STORM - Molly's Tripe & Onions

How to make tripe and onions: Molly has promised photo's and recipe
A very famous Northern England dish. Definitely not for the squeamish!

Now you can add your comments for the records

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The Stapelbergs kick off the BLOG 2011 birthdays

Its Jessica to start the family birthday blog rolling and it all happens on the 6th January 2011 - 19years young, and what a way to spend it on the blog photo album - with her Boyfriend.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSICA