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Ann’s monthly natter

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]So, that’s goodbye to October for another year. Hardly seems possible. It’s like trying to hold back the tide really. With Christmas looming large now, it’s like one of events we love but wish it would wait just a little bit longer – at least until we have got sufficient funds to join the madness of the gift and food buying.
With large but happy changes in my personal life, October has seen me very busy with all the forms to be completed, solicitors and others to see in order to set my affairs in order. This is still not complete but its happy work – apart from a period where a virus found its way into my computer. All my email information had to be deleted to get rid of it so much of my time has been spent researching and reloading. Frightening really to realise just how reliant I am on this electronic device but I suppose it’s just part of the changing world – we either have to change with it or get left behind – that won’t be happening to me!! I’m probably a bit competitive in some ways (or is it just being nosey!!) Of course, I’ve still found time to garden and my final purchase this year was a new rose bush. I chose ‘Peace’; it just seemed a really appropriate name in view of my Happy Ending.
Talking about changes and time moving on, my granddaughter Harriet has been to Iceland with the school for a field geography trip. There she is at sixteen, a widely travelled mature and lovely young lady. It reminded me of my own experience of school trips. It was actually only one. The whole school walked across the road to the local cinema where we watched the colour film of Queen Elizabeth the Second’s coronation. It was the highlight of the year for me. Of course, by the time I was Harriet’s age, I had been at work for a year (but I was still green as grass!!).
28th November is Carers’ Rights Day. These wonderful people are often unrecognised; many caring for family members. Children have to be included in this category, carrying out their duties before and after school. I hope that this day produces some positive results for them – they deserve so much.
It has been another lovely day here today. Just hope tomorrow behaves itself. I am off to the local town to shop. We only have one bus an hour which is fine except on the days when it doesn’t turn up – usually because of heavy traffic on a motorway which is near part of the bus route. Still, there is always someone to talk to at the bus stop and somehow, waiting there for an hour doesn’t seem to matter. Nothing can detract from the pleasure of living out in the sticks and I always remind myself that there are folk who would give their eye teeth to be well enough to stand out in the cold waiting for the bus.
Finally, can I offer the following which I wrote as a result of all the form filling I told you about. I hope it makes you smile.

So what’s my title? I can’t say
It seems to change from day to day
To British Gas I’m the big ‘V’
(That’s vulnerable to you and me)
But I won’t be labelled by my age
It sends me into quite a rage
I s’pose we all know OAP
It might be true but it’s not for me
Senior Citizen – more my style
I’ve been one now for quite a while
But come on folks – forget the lot
The handle matters not one jot
We won’t be filed and tucked away
Too many things to do each day
Get up, get out and have some fun
Then crash to bed when day is done
Squeeze out of life all that you can
Of laughter try and be a fan
With dodgy shoulder, aching knee
I’m going on indefinitely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_padding_divider size=”40″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_icon_box title=”Read more of Ann’s Monthly Natter” text_size=”16″ font_weight=”inherit” read_more_url=”” icon=”moon-book” style=”simple_minimal” icon_size=”small” rounded_circle=”false” icon_location=”left” circled=”false” icon_color=”#005cb9″ icon_circle_color=”#005cb9″ box_blur=”false” margin=”30″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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