An experiment…


Yesterday, I had this idea. I wondered that, if my birthday was not visible on Facebook, would anybody outside my immediate family  mention it. So I edited my profile and mad my DOB private. I was correct in my thoughts. Not one message. Sad really, that the only way people remember an event, if social … Continue reading An experiment…

Interesting days …


Yesterday was a day I was a little apprehensive about. I was meeting up with an old school friend for lunch. We have met a couple of times over the past few years, but I seem to have been trying to avoid meeting again. I can’t say why. We both get on together. We have … Continue reading Interesting days …

A nice day out …


Today was my birthday! All together now … “Happy birthday to me etc etc”. So, in order to celebrate this auspicious occasion, K*** took me to Ripley Castle.  We've been before. Many times it seems. But, my memories of this place are a little vacant. There were somethings that I vaguely remembered, but most things … Continue reading A nice day out …

Birthday and other things …


I went on my old chat site Monday night. It’s a site I used to use a lot a few years ago. It was before Facebook became really popular and I used to chat most nights. But as with all things, it changed, became a bit of a hunting ground for not so nice persons … Continue reading Birthday and other things …

Don’t believe them …


I used to be a cook. From 1971 to 1986 I was a cook at the Leeds General Infirmary. In fact from 1983 to 1986, I was the Head Cook in the staff kitchen. All this is a little bit of background information for what I want to have a chat about. That chat is … Continue reading Don’t believe them …

Happy birthday to me !!!!


The 'Big 60 +1' today. I'm not really counting birthdays anymore, but everybody expects me to. They are just becoming different numbers rather than days to celebrate. I've got the the stage when I don't really care. I'm reminded of the Tennessee Ernie Ford song Sixteen Tons, with the famous line "Another day older and … Continue reading Happy birthday to me !!!!

And so the end of the first week…..


Well here we are, six days in and I really don't feel any different. It seems that is will make a difference being this age as things might start to get a little cheaper. More on that later. The 'big day' went as well as I could have hoped. I did not want any big … Continue reading And so the end of the first week…..

Scary times…..


   Well the title of this post could mean a number of things …… the economy, the public sector cuts, the terror threats, even the Ryder Cup !!!!! But no, this post relates to my offspring(s). The youngest is 18 tomorrow, and three weeks later, the eldest is 21. Now that is scary !! When … Continue reading Scary times…..

Another year older ..etc etc


Yesterday was my birthday. It is beginning to sound like a Bingo call these days ..... "All the Fives .... 55". Work was fine, and everybody seemed to wish me well for the day, so that was good. Eldest came up for the evening, which was a nice surprise, although I thought he may turn … Continue reading Another year older ..etc etc

A struggle to post sometimes …


   Well, we did not go to the quiz after all. The weather wasn’t too good, and I was a bit tired. There are many nights when I just cannot be bothered, and just want to sit and read, or listen to some music.    The IT stuff got sorted. The folders that the staff … Continue reading A struggle to post sometimes …

Three days off


   Work went well. Glad I’m off for a few days though. I think I need a bit of a break. It seems to have been a long time since I was last off. We are going out for lunch tomorrow with Mrs H’s mum and dad, and aunt and uncle. It’s her aunt’s 70th … Continue reading Three days off

Back to work ….


   It has been a good weekend overall. Today was R***’s birthday. He was really excited this morning. He came into our room, around 6:30 this morning, with his arms outstretched, and said ‘Happy Birthday to me !!!’ It was very funny, and quite surprising that he did that. We certainly did not expect him … Continue reading Back to work ….

Tuesday all done and dusted….


Today started quite well (apart from the youngest being in a bad mood again) and it continues in that frame for the rest of the day. I had cakes to buy today. I spent about £9.00 I think, but I brought what was left home with me. They would have only been pinched by ‘persons … Continue reading Tuesday all done and dusted….