Spitfire

80th Anniversary - Battle Of Britain

This morning they had the anniversay service at Westminster Abbey for the Battle of Britain.  So thought I would share this picture that Dad drew at the time.  It is one of a dozen that I have that he did - mostly of WWII sights ...

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Dad lived in the East of London, and worked on the docks in Barking ... so for him The Battle of Britain was something he lived in.


Well as I am here, I cam meme, as well -

20 What’s your favorite kind of bread?
Sorry, but I just like white, or wholemeal, bread ... boring, but yummy
James - Rock On!

Solitaire Made Me Do It!!

... although I realise I have also lost a day!

I turned on the pc yesterday to post (but now know I had lost the previous day as well).  However I made some icons, and then was going to meme when I decided to play a game of Spider ... and saw there was a solitaire I hadn't tried, and somehow lost an hour playing "40 Thieves" ... and then it was lunchtime!! So it wasn't really my fault, was it???

Anyway, as I have now found out I have 3 days here

17 If you were given $1M, with the stipulation that you must spend it on yourself within one year, how would you spend it?
I would travel - having bought a new car, new clothes, have the house decorated etc.
I would also take my family & friends anywhere they want on my travels ... as that would still be spending the money on me!

18 What do you daydream about?
Travel - places to visit

19 What was the first song you ever memorized?
I think it was Lily The Pink by The Scaffold, released in 1968 when I was 7 (not at all PC, btw)

James - buzz cut & name.

2 For The Price Of 1

OOopps, I had a dip yesterday, so slept in the afternoon and didn't turn on the pc. So I have 2 days to share today


15 Do you plan, or are you flying by the seat of your pants?
The only things I plan are my holidays/day-trips etc. Everything else, I react as I go along


16 How did you make a difference for someone else today?
Worked this morning and did do some filing and sorted the post that was needed while waiting for the next patient.
Library

Sorry - A Weekend Off-Line

Had a good weekend - hope you all did so, as well.

Met up with a friend from Church on the Saturday morning in her garden, so it was good to spend some time with a friend.  Something we used to take for granted, now it is special ... but maybe that's good, as well.  It makes me appreciate people, and "events" more.

Anyway - here's the meme catch-up


12 Do you experiment with your hairstyle often, or do you have a classic style you stick with?
LOL - On my graduation Day, in 1983, I was just 22, and other than the colour, the style is the same as it is now!!

13 What’s your favorite childhood story or fairy tale?
I have such fond memories of Rupert Bear ... as Granddad used to cut them out of the paper, and Grandma would read them to the 3 of us.  So it was not so much a favourite story, as opposed to a family memory.

But also look at the last book on my list.

14 What are your Top Ten favorite books?

  • The Bible

  • Rilla of Ingleside (slightly my favourite of the Anne series by LM Montgomery)

  • Changes (my favourite of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher)

  • Mary of Carisbroke (by Margaret Campbell Barnes)

  • The Following of The Star (by Florence L Barclay)

  • When We Were Very Young (by AA Milne)

  • Just So Stories (by Rudjard Kipling)

  • I never Knew That About England (by Christopher Winn)

  • Selection of WWI poetry (I have a couple, but one if my go-to of them)

  • Noddy at the Seaside (by Enid Blighton) ... that was my favourite book as a child, and in fact I could actually quote the whole book as a 5 year old!!


Worked this morning, now I have letters to write!!



With James

No Thanks

11 Do you like having your picture taken? Why or why not?

Another easy one - no I don't!

Easy answer as well, it's for the same reason I don't look in mirrors, I don't think there anything special about me (and yes I dare say people will want to comment at that ... but please don't). I was bullied from 10 - 18, and sadly it has left me not liking what I look like. Terrible to say, and it used to break Mum's heart, I know, but "friends" can cause long-term pain.

Anyway, that's my problem, not yours! (And, yes, you guessed it, I am putting a no comment link on this)

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On another note, I don't work Fridays ... even in the past when I was fully fit & well. However this evening (yes I have to be in by 6pm) I have a 2 hour training course as we are having a new computer system ... it's been a 2 year project for the hospital, but now down to the last month, so all training has to be done by then for all the 9,000 members of staff
Chocolate + Earth

More Sight-Seeing!

10 Would you sign up to be a colonist on another planet if it meant you would never be able to return to earth?

Well if I have visited all the places I want to see on this planet ... and I can be teleported there, yes ... more places to visit!!

However, as the icon states, hopefully Cadbury will have opened a factory already!
Blue Tit

No, Never

9 Are you a worrier? What’s something you’re worried about right now. Can you do something constructive about the situation?

No

I tend to think of a truly stupid answer ... and then put it out of my mind.
Buffy - dark image

Wow, I'm Back Quickly This Time

I know, I was absent yesterday! However after work I had an appointment with my Sports Masseur ... and I was really tired afterwards (that doesn't usually happen, but that was my yesterday)

So, work again this morning, and now I have a couple of questions to catch up on -

7 Have you ever called in sick to work when you weren't actually ill but didn't want to give the real reason?
I have always been self-employed (now I work for the NHS but on a zero-hours contract) ... so, no, I have never taken a sickie ... lack of pay is not the best of things for me

8 Have you ever talked to yourself out loud in public?
I talk to myself all the time, so I suppose so!!!

Well I need to get on and get some ironing done ... I did the washing yesterday, but it got wet during the day in a showeer, but all OK now.
James - Moonshot, Moonshot

Only Me

I am going to try to do better, allthough as I have said that a few times, I really hope I will stick to it this time.

Last week I actually managed a week of mornings at work ... and(insert cheer here) I managed to not sleep any afternoon.  That is the first time that I have managed that since mid December ... that has been a long time coming, and I am trying to not push thingsas I don't want to fall back again.

Anyway, while I was cooking Sunday lunch, Jiffy asked to sit on his/mum's seat.  Back where it used to be he & mum used to sit in it ... first come, first served!!!!  You can probably see that he has lost weight - yes, he is eating, but sadly still not putting the weight back on.  However he still loves a short potter around, and enjoys dinner!

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Well I thought that maybe if I copied out the meme this month I might make it back to LJ more often ... well, let's hope!  So, I have some catching up to do -

1. What Hogwarts house would you be sorted into?
Sorry, but although I have seen the first 3 films, that's as far as my Hogwarts knowledge goes!!

2. What is the first historical event you clearly remember?
I was taken to see the first regular hovercraft crossing from North Wales to Liverpool (we lived locally).  I was 2 ... and yes, I remember watching this building (the hovercraft) suddenly lift up, and we got sprayed with flying sand!!  I remember the basics of the Aberfan disaster as I was 5 and in a Welsh village school ... but I suppose the one I can really remember best was the Apollo 11 moon landings, which has given me a love of all thing space travel.

3 What part of elementary/primary school would you like to incorporate into your adult life?
Regular history lessons ... I love visiting and travel, but would love to be updated as to the history

4 If you could eliminate one thing that you did every day, what would it be?
Housework

5 Your rescue team in the coming zombie apocalypse is the cast of the last tv show you watched. How screwed are you?
I watched part of "Songs of Prasie" as I was getting Jiffy organised for his stroll.  So, not good, although with my singing, maybe I could just scare away the baddies!!

6 What is something you do to indulge yourself?
Reading in bed in a morning when I don't have to get up at a specific time.


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So if I don't post this now another day will have gone by.  I don't really "do" anything on a Sunday so won't be catching up with you all, but hope to tomorrow (fingers crossed)
Ocean Waves

Bank Holiday Trip

Yesterday was a Bank Holiday and I actually did a day trip ... complete with picnic lunch (chased by wasps while we ate!!).

I caught a bus and met Christine at Teignmouth ... it was a favoutite outing of Mum & Dad, and we used to walk along the front ... and yesterday Christine and I had a great walk, lunch, tea & cake ... before heading home again.  And, yes, I had a paddle, as well!!

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And today, it was a case of back to work - just the 3 1/2 hours, but at least I am not tooooooo tired, so far!!

Hope everyone is keeping well - will try and catch up with my f-list later