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Happy 90th 
15th-Feb-2018 05:09 pm
Mum
90 years ago Mum arrived at this village, and to the day Jiffy and I were there.

Mum so wanted to live longer than her mother, who died on her 90th birthday, but was only 87.  So Jiffy and I are here for a couple of days, as we are hoping to visit Auntie Mary tomorrow.  We spent some time in the village, went into the Church (where Mum was christened), then to Grandma & Granddad's graves; then to Raunds, where Granddad was born, and again to the Church (which is under major repaires as the East wall was falling off!!)

Sadly, although I have my camera, I forgot the pc cable .. so other photos will have to wait.

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We then went to Stanwick Lakes, where I bought a snack lunch and then had a good walk. This place "didn't exist" when Mum knew the village ... but some of the water was used for a local mill, where Mum also learnt to swim.

And so back to our hotel mid-afternoon. Poor Jiffy is exhausted, which is nice to see!!! I am also being a good girl, and not over-doing things.

Also, must catch up on the February Meme -

February 14 - Who do you love?

Well, I have to say Jiffy ... we are sharing a holiday together, after all.

February 15 - Who was your first celebrity crush?

I can't remember the order, as 2 were close together ... and I still like them both.

Cary Grant -
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Steve McQueen -
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When I was a teen, most of the girls in my class were either Robert Redford or Paul Newman fans ... trust me to be different!
Comments 
15th-Feb-2018 08:14 pm (UTC)
What a lovely way to spend your mum's birthday.
15th-Feb-2018 09:13 pm (UTC)
Redford. Grant to kill. A mocking. Bird
16th-Feb-2018 02:13 am (UTC)
I fell in love with Steve McQueen when he played the cooler king in "The Great Escape". Good choice.
16th-Feb-2018 04:26 am (UTC)
I have a thing for Cary Grant's early roles before he became a big star. Love him in She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel with Mae West and in The Blonde Venus with Marlene Dietrich. I like him in Hot Saturday, but I can't love the movie because his costar is Nancy Carroil who I badly want to like but just can't.


Gabrielle
16th-Feb-2018 09:41 am (UTC)
What does the boot stand for in the village sign?
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