I bought one of the new houses on Muncaster Rd. I'm not sure if I should tell you all this, but I was sure it was haunted. I wonder if anyone else who lived in that area have ever had any strange experiences. I have always loved the sea and wherever I have lived if it wasn't by the sea I missed it. Luckily I now live at West Shore, 'Earnsie Bay.'
I went to a talk on Walney Island on Wednesday, it was for the Silver Surfer's club, at Station View, Holker St. The walker, John Murphy gave a most interesting and informative talk and quite often he was funny. He really kept every ones attention. I asked him if he had written a book and he said not yet. If he wrote it the same way that he told the history he would do very well. He told you things about Walney that only a Walney boy could.
I've just realised I should have written the last piece after the next one. 'Sorry.'
Here at last. I bet you thought I'd popped off!! No, it's more mundane than that. I have had a sinus infection that affected my eyes, a bit. Also I hate anything being wrong with me and always believe if you ignore it; it will go away. It didn't, so I felt sorry for myself, now I'm taking the tablets.
How about the weather then? A wonderful summer. All my friends here look so fit and brown. I have had to dig my electric fan from my flower shop out. I just can't take the heat. Too old I guess! I lived in Majorca for a few months over thirty years ago. I could take all the sun and fun that was thrown at me then. I stayed at my brothere's Villa. He was a welder and worked for an American firm in Algeria. He had three weeks on and three weeks off, so the family had moved over there to be with him. I loved Majorca and went back several times. I had a great time then, just writing this has brought all kinds of memories back!
I felt as though it was one of the hottest days yesterday and was standing on my patio looking at my Buddlia tree in my garden. I counted forty butterflies on it and at least a dozen bees. It was such a thrill to see them, this past three summers have taken such a toll on them. Today isn't so sunny but another thing that has just happened. I was pleased to see several hundred, 'It could have even been a thousand,' Starlings flying over here. I love to see them swirling in such graceful formations. Again these past few years have seen so many small birds, being lost to the awful weather it's nice to see they are all having a great summer this year.
Not too much happend during the past few weeks. I went out to a lovely dinner with my Grandson Joe and the family. The three boys are doing very well and like all Nanna's I am so proud of them.
I have also been to my friends Barbara and Allan's excellent garden party. The weather was great and the people were a nice group. When you go there you always know there are going to be some fun and games that are hilarious. Oh yes the food was good and plentiful, and of course it goes without saying the wine flowed. I also had a night out with the girls!! We went to a working mens club and listened to Karioke, I have such an awful voice, everyone who gets up sounds great to me. 'I used to threaten to sing to my boys when they wouldn't go to sleep. Then they would go to sleep right away in self defence.'
We then, went onto another working mens club where there was more music to dance to. I know, I'm to old for doing this, but it's very interesting. I found out that low lights are better than make up, that, and a few drinks knock years off your age!!
I so loved Malta last year, I have booked again. Also it's so reasonable going when I do, it's cheaper being there than it is here, especially the heating! I fell very much in love with it and hope I feel the same again this year. I'm going on my own, although I'm know I will be meeting people there who were there last year. I also found out, I did find time to do some writing and I finished the Mother' story from WW2.
This time I hope to get more of the kid's stories from 1946 to 1954 years written. Those times were often harder than the war was for many of us kids and adults. Although for my generation of teenagers, times changed very fast. From the waltz and the quickstep and listening to bands like Glen Miller and dancing to bands like Billy Cotton at the Rink and Public Hall. We started to bop which was a mixture of jive and rock and roll. I bet a lot of local people can remember The Midnight Whip to The Floral Hall, Morcambe. I was banned from that by my parents, 'Who wasn't?' And how many took notice, luckily I always slept at my friends house. But that's another story.