This is a pic of my very precious Great Grandson Tyler. 'Yes I know I have said this all before!' Here is how he decided he would eat his breakfast when this was taken. This last week he has started nursery as he has just had his third birthday. So he is a big boy now, and he is so excited as he waits for the arrival of his sister. 'So am I.'
No I haven't popped off and yes I am late. What a month!!
A big sorry for being off so long. It’s been a strange few weeks. As you probably know, (I did go on a bit!) I was high on steroids for quite a few weeks. Now I have been coming down from 60mg a day and finally am down to 10mg. Just to say you are warned on how they can affect you and I think I have had a touch of everything. I have been as up and down as I guess a drug addict could be. I have felt depressed and felt as though I had lost my sense of humour forever, but I'm back to normal. 'Well my normal.'
I have realised that what my little Nanna told me many years ago is the best way to treat my life. She was a quiet, lovely lady who had a very hard life. This is what she told me.
'If you can't have what you like, like what you have.'
I have decided that's what I should do.
My FB friends have been able to keep up with me, but to all my friends on here, I apologise again.
On to better things! I am so lucky as I feel fine now just a little dizzy. But then a lot of my friends say, ‘I’m dizzy at the best of times.’
Reasons to be happy.
I had a lovely visit with my grandson Liam, his wife Danielle and my sweet great grandson Tyler. His smile fills my heart.
I have had a great Christmas meet with my friends from Furness Fibro. We had a lovely Jacob’s lunch, and lots of laughs at The Newton Hotel, Dalton. Where we were made very welcome.
We had a great turn on of our Christmas lights in Barrow-In-Furness, The weather was really cold but around 7,500 turned out for it and filled the Town Hall square to over flowing. We had a young man, (Can’t remember his name right now.) who won Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago; He has done well as a presenter on television and is a very nice young man.
I went to The Dickensian Festival with my dear friend Peggy. This is in Ulverston, a small town ten miles from Barrow. (Where I had my flower shop for ten years.) So it is like going home as I still have so many friends there. It is a fantastic weekend and has grown so much that thousands come to visit. The whole town practically came out dressed in the most fabulous costumes. They have a Queen Victoria with her Consort, and lots of the men look dashing in their red and black uniforms. The women all look very feminine in their beautiful Victorian dresses. And all this is done by volunteers. The streets are full of traders selling lots of food and many different local arts. They have two super antique fairs. Where they also served high tea and a young woman dressed just perfectly sang 40s-50s music. I was thrilled to buy a beautiful 1930s-1940s radio and it has pride of place in my tiny living room. I love the way I have to wait for it to warm up and the sound is fantastic.
Also my friend who has now left for a holiday in South Africa. Decorated my bedroom for me before he left and when I was going to pay him announced it was my Christmas present. A lovely gesture, I was delighted so took him to my favourite place for a meal. It is on Walney Island, I live almost at one end and it is almost at the other end. 'Of course the Island is only about 5 miles long.'The pub is called The Queens Arms and goes back to the second Centuary and has a terrific history It has had all the interior knocked back to how it was originally, and the food is great as well.
And last but not least.
I am very chuffed because I have a new completely edited and changed with more pictures of, ‘Cos That’s The Way It Was, on Kindle and also now have it as a book on Amazon. My Wizard from PC Magic has worked so hard to get it set up for me.
Now my, ‘Cos That’s The Way it is, is almost ready to be changed and also coming out in book form on Amazon.
I have it in book form here at home, and it’s in our libraries and in our great Dock Museum. Still it is great having my books on Kindle especially when you’re travelling or laying on a hot sunny beach. (Oh,I so have missed my holidays in the sun this year.) But do like to have a book in my hands when I’m reading. It is lovely lying on the settee, eating chocolate and reading a good book I have added around a thousand more words to the story of ‘Cos That’s The Way It Is, and my Wizard has added some pictures which really help the history of the story.
Ok that’s enough about my books, except to say I’m so excited because I have never been completely happy with them. I know my editing has left a lot to be admired. Even though friends have helped me, I have added extra sentences which have messed the whole lot up. Now I am looking forward to getting down to working on my next story, I have about 7,500 words written and this one is about my teenage years. 1947 until around 1954 when I then met my husband to be.
Well way up there I said enough about my books, this time I mean it.
I have had to look back on my last blog as I couldn’t remember most of what I talked about. ‘Blame pills!’I think I have mentioned I lost my phone, and didn’t get it back, Well a couple of weeks ago I also lost my purse. I had over £40 in it and my card. I phoned the police station to report it and told them I had stopped my card immediately. They then told me they don’t do anything about lost goods or cards now. I asked them what they told people, they said,
‘Take the card to the bank that’s named on it.’
I was worried because I had been in the store then walked with my friends to a car park and was home when I found I didn’t have it. By this time it was way after six and I realised the store would closed. I went back to the B&M store the next morning and it had been put into the office. I had put it down a onto the desk. The daft thing was, as I took the money out of my purse the young lady had put my goods into a plastic bag and I’m a bit of a greeny, so put my purse down and took my goods out of the plastic bag into my own bag. I was so happy to get it back. It wasn’t losing the money, it was I just didn’t want to think someone would keep it, I still have great faith in human nature. I bought the staff the biggest box of chocolates they had in the shop!
I know in my last blog I went on about buying, and enjoying, several things from Aldi. Believe it or not, sometime in the last couple of weeks I was watching a programme about getting paid for selling things by advertising the products on your blog. I can tell you now I don’t get a penny for going on about anything I talk about on here.
This letter has taken me nearly a week to get this far. I realise that it’s really near Christmas.
So I have to say goodbye.
Not without saying I hope you all have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
I also hope you all have enough to eat. I have just watched a discussion on telly and I'm shocked to see how many are having to go to food banks. I was in the USA for some time 28 years ago and saw people queuing for food and clothing then. I was shocked then, and proud that this couldn't happen in Britain. It is happening; and at the same time as Mr Clegg is talking about giving Fifty Million pound to our England football club.
I honestly am not sure if I'm not in a mental asylum and these things are only happening in my head.
Please if any of you need this food do not be too proud to accept it.
I will be thinking of you all on Christmas day and wishing you a happy day
A special Christmas wish to you all. I know I do go on, but I really like tha fact that you are here.
Have a lovely time and take care all.
PS I have no idea why my font has changed. xx