Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Today was my 59th birthday. How did I celebrate? You may well ask. I had an extra dose of cough medicine and plenty of decongestants thoughout the day in an endeavour to maintain breathing function. Next to eating it is my favourite activity. I allowed myself a break from a sensible diet and purchased a jam doughnut from the village baker. The texture was interesting. I don't know if it had any flavour. The decongestants don't work that well.
I had several cards and gifts but felt too tired to open them till 4 p.m. A strange birthday. And stranger still to think that this time next year I'll be 60 and a pensioner with a bus pass.
I am very tired after a week of coughing more than sleeping most nights. I feel as if could sleep for a week. But the decongestants have me all wired up...
Thursday, 21 February 2008
Updated: 27th February Stinking Billy told me he couldn't find the link and i agree it was not very clear so here it is - i you don't want to read the pre amble click on this link to go directly to the petition: petition to stop Tony Blair nomination as EU president.
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Iain Dale's Diary: More Money to Our Friends in the North?
What has happened in this country where dignity and respect for our older citizens is so appallingly lacking? Why does this old gentleman have to sell his home to get the money to pay for treatment to save his sight? Why should he have to go blind in one eye before the local PHT/NHS will try and save the sight in his second eye? Why is it the National Health Service is no longer national and it all depends on post code lottery whether you are lucky to get the best available treatment or not. I am beginning to think we should all up sticks and move to Scotland.
How short sighted of the local health service. Becoming monocular leads to trips, falls and other minor accidents like scalds. If you don't believe me [for those other than GB] then try wearing an eye patch over one eye for a month and log how many accidents you have. From trying to fill a mug with boiling water to negoitating steps - all become fraught with difficulty. The younger you are the more time you will have to adapt and the more likely the brain will be able to cope with the adjustment. But youth is not on the side of people with age related loss of vision.
Perhaps the health service doesn't care - if this gentleman needs help to live at home through loss of independence with failing sight then obviously that will be from a different budget - a local government social services budget - a council tax funded budget. Maybe all of us over 50's should rise up together and withhold our council taxes. We could always start up a U3A goup in the prisons where we may feel safer, warmer and better fed with excellent access to the Health Service.
Again yet another example of our non - Caring Government and Prime Minister.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
 Strife/Wife in the North [like the horse and carriage, you can't have one without the other]
 Merrydaze - short but sweet - [may be unable to attend in person to collect her award].
 Richard Madeley - just because he's a Clever Dick
 Ramblings - naturally interesting
 Three Beautiful Things for inspirational and uplifting posts
 Mark Wadsworth - Gordon Brown' s prudent hairshirt
 Winchester Whisperer - a classy classical intelligent writer
 Celebrityblogspot - a writer's guild - well known celebs confess their innermost thoughts
 Mutleythedog - most original mind - thinking man's dog/thinking dog's man
 Vaguetarian restaurant - like the restaurant at the end of the universe - diverse n different
They are all Excellent Bloggers and I hope they keep up their Good work and pick up their awards soon.
I would also like to this opportunity to thank my Mother in the the Production Dept: my Father as Co-producer, Director and Finance Director. My sister in her role of best supporting sibling. My husband and lifelong partner, from the day we first met. I want to thank him for providing everything I need - well nearly all I need ... but not everything I want
Monday, 11 February 2008
I rushed over to collect it.
I decided to take one further leap back into the dark depths and found that Nuttie Grannie May received this award from another mother. There seem to be a lot of them out there in the blogosphere. This mother masquerades as a supermarket waxed version of bread.
At this point I was tired and exhausted from going back through the past. I've done my best and hope you'll find some worthy new blogs from my research. If you do pop in on them be sure to leave a comment as a small reward. I'll be going back to take a longer look.
All I have to do now is ponder on the question of who I should pass this award on to next ....