Tag Archives: death

That fridge and other things

I hesitate to announce it to the world, but I am pleased to say that the delivery has now been scheduled for this coming Thursday. Of course I could just be tempting fate but it does at least mean we … Continue reading

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Ralph Waite RIP

I was saddened to hear of the death of Ralph Waite, a favourite actor of mine from long ago and still making appearances in TV programmes nowadays. ┬áIn the 1970s he was one of the lead actors in the Waltons … Continue reading

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Giving and caring

This is a very poignant little video. You may find it beautiful like I did – it resulted in a cathartic release of tears, particularly appropriate to my worries over the NHS. On the other hand, skip it if you … Continue reading

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That Little Wave – Again

I love this story…. There is this little wave happily bobbing along in the sea, and then he suddenly sees that the waves all crash onto the shore. Understandably he gets really upset. Then along comes another little wave who … Continue reading

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Less aggressive treatment for the elderly

When I saw the above headline in an article in the Herald, I thought it was going to be about abuse of the elderly. Sadly such abuse is real and ongoing and requires constant vigilance by relatives, friends and visitors. … Continue reading

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The New Year

At this time of year some bloggers post about New Year Resolutions, others concentrate on their most popular posts and some have even given predictions for 2011. It seems there is a common urge to make a significant impact at … Continue reading

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Norman Wisdom In Memoriam

There is so much I could say about growing up and Norman Wisdom. He came across as being funny, endearing and sincere; he was also a favourite of my Mother’s, which meant I got to see him on TV. A … Continue reading

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Losses and gains

Unfortunately I have been unable to drive for the last six months because of health problems. However, the day has at last arrived (along with the Certificate of Insurance to prove it,) when I can get behind the wheel again. … Continue reading

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Sunshine in my life

Am back from chasing the sun – not abroad, but in the east of the country. Come to think of it, some of the weird and wonderful places visited in the motorhome could be classed as abroad, or even in … Continue reading

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Past and present

My mother died 16 years ago. Had she lived she would have been 84 yesterday. I used to think it was cool to have a birthday on Bonfire Night. Correction – in those days “cool” meant not feeling warm enough. … Continue reading

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