I am writing this on my old 2003 comp because it's a comfortable part of my family. Like me, it takes twice as long to charge up as my slim, flirty, little Acus 2007 notebook. I did turn her on last night and tried for an hour to get her going. But I'd forgotten one of the instructions on how to get to onto my blog, and not having read them I failed. Of course I blamed her and resorted back to my old favourite.
Friday I had lunch out with my friend Jeanette who is leaving for Italy this Sunday. What will I do without her telling me off, when I forget half of the instructions she gives me on how to use the computor. The good thing is my older friends think I'm quite heroic just using it! The bad thing is Jeanette always reads my blog so she'll know I've cocked it up again and not used my Asus.
The Queens Arms at Biggar Bank was a great weekend. I was there with the group, Words Aloud on Saturday night. It was a fun and would have been a nice night for a couple of glasses of red wine. But I must have eaten something that had disagreed with me so instead of two glasses of wine I had to take two Immodium and left early. This was my not so good bit!
Sunday though I was much better. I spent the morning watching the celebrations at the Cenotaph in London on the telivision. It is always a very emotional time for every one. I was so happy to see many of the young people on facebook changed their profile photo for the day. Mainly showing our flag with the poppy in the middle. There were quite a lot of comments on the fact that last year poppies were burnt.
I felt and I am very proud to be British. Watching those older servicemen standing tall with the younger men was enough to make me shed a tear. Some of the young servicemen looked younger than my grandsons, and I realised how blessed I am having them home and safe. Somehow I think the war our young men are involved in now, isn't worth any more young lives!
Sunday afternoon I went to the Queens Arms again. Imagine it! This is a Thirteenth Centuary Inn. In the bar it had a great fire burning in the old fire place. There were two men wearing war time clothes and helmets taking turns at playing wartime songs on the piano. The female staff and the two land ladies were dressed as land girls and looked very fetching in their pretty turbans. I decided it was time to have a red wine before I read from my book. As it was on an empty tum it relaxed me very quickly! The group of about twenty people in the bar were a great crowd and we had a lot of laughter and discussions about our great shipyard town. I had read around three oclock and after that and another couple of drinks and good company time flew by. I went home to bed and slept like log.
Last Thursday by four oclock I had travelled on six buses. Thank God for my bus pass! I gave up my car eight years ago. Would you believe it! I did it to help the atmosphere. Don't think it has. I can't remember ever having such miserable weather as we are having now. On my first two journeys I went to my computer class. A pleasant couple of hours with good crowd and a great teacher. Just wish I could take it all in. It must be there somewhere!
Then I had to rush to see my friend in hospital, two more buses. He's just come back from living abroad and had to register with a doctor. They gave him several tests as a new patient and now a couple of weeks later he has had to have a quite serious op. This is a warning to all you men who think they don't need to see a doctor even when they have any symptons that could be suspect.
Onto better things I then went on two more buses to see my great grandson Tyler as it was his birthday and he was having a tea party. He had so many toys I think his aunts, uncles, grans and grandads had cleared, Toys Are Us, out. He was a very happy litte boy! Luckily I had a lift home as I would have had to take two more buses and I was not fancying walking up the small hill afterwards.
Well it's Thursday again so it's time to get ready to go to my comp class, and tonight I'm off to Forum to see Peter Pan. Hope to see you next week. It is going to be much busier as I have to start packing for three weeks in Malta