December - all change! (GB)
Posted Dec 1, 2011
My family allowance payments end on Monday, that's 33 years I've been claiming it. Later this month Andrew is moving out (his choice) and I will be living alone for the first time ever. Well, not quite, I will have Goldie with me. I'll be remodelling the rooms in the bungalow. Andrew got the largest bedroom when we moved here, I got #2 which has 3 exposed walls. Later I had patio doors put in my bedroom and they took the place of the window and radiator. I regularly wake up with a cold nose
As soon as he's gone, I'm gutting his room then decorating. Then moving my bedroom furniture in so I can have a toasty quiet bedroom!
In my old room I will decorate then put my dining table & chairs in there, so I can have a bit more space in my living room. I'd like a corner unit on the far back wall so I can finally dispose of my 18 year-old couch. Might replace the 36 year-old coffee table too.
enjoying looking forward to 2012
Latest reply: Dec 1, 2011
Posted Nov 20, 2011
I consider myself very lucky to have thick bones. In the first week of September I had an accident and badly bruised my leg. It is almost healed now, almost 3 months on, still pinky and lumpy, but I've been massaging it and it seems to be finally dispersing. People who have seen it in the duration have remarked that it's a miracle I didn't break my leg. I've never broken a bone (touch wood) and I know I'm only here today because I have a thick skull (stop giggling at the back). I was just telling Gordon this morning that when I was a child I used to jump from one to the other of the huge concrete-cubed "tank deterrents" on Cleethorpes beach, along with all the other kids. One day I missed the target and fell backwards - cracked my head - and opened my eyes feeling as light as a feather - I thought I had died and could fly. Only when a lady stranger appeared above me (I was laid on the sand) and asked me if I was alright did I realise I was still alive.
Latest reply: Nov 20, 2011
Armistice Day 11.11.11
Posted Nov 11, 2011
I think most people here know my thoughts, particularly as I'm the daughter of a Normandy Veteran. I couldn't be more proud of my father or others who stand up for what they believe. I too don't want any more wars but sometimes there's no choice (war on terror) and then there's peace to maintain
My mother is now 92 and she will be laying a poppy wreath on Sunday on behalf of the France and Germany Star, as she's done for the last 5 years, having taken the duty over from my father.
No-one in the UK is expected or forced to wear a poppy or participate in the 2 minutes' silence. That's called freedom of choice and I also would like my views respected. Thank you.
Latest reply: Nov 11, 2011
Badmintonathon (World record smashed)
Posted Oct 24, 2011
That's my son (Allan Ogle).
His team smashed the world record for playing Badminton non-stop and raised funds for the NSPCC. There are pictures and even a video of the last few moments on Facebook, can't post them here, sorry.
Latest reply: Oct 24, 2011
Posted Oct 20, 2011
Ever since I researched and wrote up the bio on Jeremiah Horrocks (which I did after the Transit of Venus FM rescue) I have wanted to visit the church at Much Hoole, Preston, where he was Curate, and where there is now a stained glass window dedicated to him. I'd say it was in my top ten on my bucket list...well we're going on Sunday and I've contacted the person with the keys who will meet us and show us around. Camera will be primed...
Latest reply: Oct 20, 2011