February 22nd, 2013


Now I Know I'm Old.

Just a joke I was given - but as I am now the age I am, it is too true to be funny!!!


Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favourite 'fast food' when you were growing up?'

'We didn't have fast good when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.'

'C'mon, seriously.. Where did you eat?'

'It was a place called 'home,'' I explained !

'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the lad was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

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How Has Your Week Been?

Mine has been pretty good - but very cold!

I have (at long last) begun to feel better - actually staying awake till 10, rather than falling asleep at 7 as I had done for weeks now.

Did 3 shifts at work (in the same department) - a clinic, so no patient continuity.  On Tuesday I had my annual update training day ... 2 years on, which was hard to realise that I had been at the hospital that long.  So a busy 4 days - then today I took the day off to meet my friend form Church as it's her birthday today.  She came over on the bus and we drove into Sidmouth, had lunch and a walk.  It was freezing cold, but we were both glad we had made the effort rather than just waste the day.  (Photos to follow)

I also heard yesterday that I had got a ticket to attend the 175th Anniversary Services of the Christian charity SASRA (Soldiers and Airmen Scripture Readers Association)  - I have supported the charity since being a teenager so was nice to know that I was offered the chance of a place at the service, which is in The Guards Chapel in London ... and, the Queen will be attending!)  So I am excited about that event - it is wonderful to think of the charity working that long, but the event will be something special - I now have to work out what to wear!!  (Sad thing is that I am not allowed to even have my camera near the event ... but the memories will be special)

Well Friday evening and so a chance to get some icons made ... so I had better get busy!

A Billion!

The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' to spend YOUR tax money.  A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

A.  A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
B.  A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C.  A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
D.  A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E.  A billion Pounds ago was only 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.