What about the weather then! I know we all say this as an older person, but I can't remember having such miserable weather so consistantly in my lifetime.
Thank God I'm able to get out whatever the weather. there are so many people of my age tied to the house. This often means they don't see another person for days. Times have changed; again all oldy's say this, but there was a time when families weren't too busy to visit. Luckily for me I have a huge group of friends who keep me busy. So see my family when I or they have time!
I went to see my Little Nanna and Grandad most days, when I was a kid. I have to admit though, it was so I could sit in peace for an hour or two as I lived in a war zone at home. Also I knew I would get a penny pocket money at least once a week off My Little Nanna. If my Grandad had known I had it he would have tried to borrow it off me. He was a terrible gambler and would beg borrow and steal to put a bet on, or to pay his debts before he was beaten up. Nanna was a lady in a true sense of the word. I loved her and she is still with me, I know when things are bad she is my guardian angel.
I have had to get up early to cut greenery out of my garden because as at six this morning there was a weather warning. It's a good job no one was about, can you imagine an old lady out in her garden cutting bushes down wearing boots and red spotted PJs! I am doing a small flower demonstation for Age UK at Forum this afternoon. Which means I have had to miss my computor class this morning. Tonight I am going to the Queens Arms at Biggar Villag to watch The Haughton Weavers and really looking forward to it.
I'm off to Malta on my own for three weeks, leaving everyone and the weather hopefully behind. I looked at the weather in Malta the other day and it was 70 but raining, I don't mind that as at least the rain will be warm.
I laid in bed listening to radio two last weekend when Children In Need was on. As I listened there were a lot of people ringing in and donating money then choosing a song to be played for loved ones. Their stories ranged from many happy occasions to some sad ones. It brought back a very sad memory to me. It was about ten years ago and I had a dear friend visiting, we were having dinner and he phoned in to donate £20. His favouret song was, 'Love Is All around Us.' He had even taught his parrot who he really loved, to sing, 'I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes.' He loved all animals!
He was a very kind and generous man, and the first man in many years I realised was a true gentleman. He wanted us to settle down together and would phone me every night asking me to say yes. I put it off because I was afraid of commitment, 'I had made a mistake that had put me in a vunerable position 25 years before,' But on that night when I saw how kind and generous he was, I had decided to agree to settle down with him. We went out for a drink, and when we came back he told me, 'He had never realised that he could be so happy again,' I still didn't commit and thought as we were going on a short holiday to Germany the next weekend. I would tell him then.
The reason i'm writing this is just to say. 'Never put off saying what you feel untill it's too late.' He sat down in my house that night and died. He was only 59 years.
Well it's another day and what a nice sun shiny day. How can we have had weather like we had yesterday? When I cut my greenery it wasn't even cold. Then within half and hour all that wind and rain started! I made it to the Forum and had a lovely time making the arrangements with the ladies who wanted to join in. They all did a great job and around 9 or 10 of them went home very happy with their first taste of Christmas. I on the other hand went home tired but happily looking forward to going to the Queens to see the group and phoned to book my taxi. They told me they were sorry but the road was flooded and so they could'nt get through. So I had a glass of wine and had an early night.
I saw a specialist on Tuesday about my jaw which is slightly out of line, it causes me some pain but I have lived with it for twenty years. I couldn't believe what he told me and no one else will. He told me I didn't open my mouth enough. Any of you who really know me, will know, I'm more likely to have worn it out.
I have to finish, I'm have two of my friends over for lunch tomorrow as I won't be seeing either of them for the next few weeks. So have to dash to the super market to get two meals for two. I'll get them in the oven before they get here and tell them I've had a hard morning doing all that cooking. Then Monday, off on my little jaunt to Malta. I'm sorry to be leaving everyone. Well that's a lie; actually I'm just looking forward to another adventure. I've had quite a few, but they're thinner on the ground now. I am going to sit, write, eat, drink and explore
So all take care, I'm taking my notebook and if I have an adventure, I might tell you all about it. And if I don't, I will tell you about whatever comes into my mind. I think!