Thanks Kim, on there return to pick up Grandson my Son stated the Service was uplifting and gave them some closure, they,ve got a box where they put all small items bought by there Siblings before the Sad event, even the little Cardigan Wife knitted, a Memory Box, we looked after Grandson all Day to give them time to have a good cry, Sadly in life we have Sad Days, but like i always state ALTHOUGH WE HAVE CLOUDY DAYS THE DAYS OF SUNSHINE MORE THAN MAKE UP FOR THEM. Recieved a message from my Eldest Sister Yesterday informing me that a Statue was being erected in Inverness in recognition of the Cameron Highlanders, a Soldier in full Regalia, great to hear as both sides of my Family have long History with the Camerons.It,ll be similar to the one for Highlanders that stands outside the Train Station in Inverness but will be in Bronze and overlooking the River Ness , as a Bairn i was always proud when passing it as my Great Grandfather had served 25 yrs with the Gordons.I,m thankful of having a number of Photographs to share with my Kids and Grandkids, here,s just a few.
Hi Bob, so glad that the family feel the Service was uplifting and has given them some closure - a memory box is a beautiful idea. Time does heal but the memories always remain and happily get less painful. On a lighter note, what great news about the Cameron Highlanders statue. Thank you so much for sharing your photos, so interesting.
On a lighter note Kim Memories became a source of Arguement Today between myself and Wife, , normal Day, i even helped her with some pruning around Garden, she made a comment about something and nowt, which i tended to disagree with and somehow we are back in time and i,m 23 again and somehow our memories don,t quite affix, STRANGE CAUSE I THOUGHT I WAS DOING PRETTY WELL, maybe that was the fault hmmm i never realised i was so self centred hmmm THINK SHE SHOULD HAVE STOPPED THERE ie now we are not talking, Single Bed in my Office for me Tonight aaaaagh bliss i can kick my legs out without getting a rollicking.
Oh dear Bob, I'm sure every couples memories don't always match up - they see them in a different way years down the line, I know Alan and I did, god bless him !! Take care Bob and enjoy your kick about in bed tonight (lol). You will probably be all cuddled up together tomorrow!!!!
We were on a bit of Sign Laguage till Dinnertime until i pretended not to understand her when she wanted a Potted Shrub moving in Garden, hence Spoke, after a fair bit of knocking on Window to get my attention ie i was laid back watching Tele, i hate Childish behaviour and this see who talks first attitude is totally over the Top, i mean someone has to break the ice it,s not a competition of wills HURRRRRRAY I WON, calm Bob calm your showing your Age now.
Youngest Grandson keeping order in house Today, def keeping us busy, besides my Walkabout with Dogs this Morning we ended up having a Walkabout at his request this Afternoon, he ensured he got some little Choclate Eggs at the Store we visited, only snag was they were a bit hard hence him passing them to me one at a time and stating YOU BITE HALF GRANDAD, hence we shared them, Wife did,nt mind as she,s not much for them, got to admit though i,d had enough on reaching tenth.
Set myself a task on leaving Dogs this Morning, Son in Law had left a pair of battered boots on one of the Garden Chairs , looked a mess, i decided to take them home and see if i could put my Royal Navy polishing trade to good use, when Wife saw them she stated WAT THE ELL ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THEM, THEY NEED THROWING, took them into Garden, got my Service Brushes and Dusters out, wiped them down first, left them for an hour and set to.Half an hour later took them in to show Wife, her comment being RUDDY ELL THEY LOOK LIKE BRAND NEW, kids today need a bit of learning on looking after there Kit.Heres a question i was asked many times in my RN Training Days SPIT AND POLISH OR MELTING THE POLISH, in HMS Drake Days i can remember sitting around with Oppos and there was a mix on System of Polishing, can still remember stating to Chief GI that i was limping cause Boots were tight PEE IN THEM LAD PEE IN THEM hmmm bet that would give Grandkids a laugh.
Would you Adam and Eve it, just got a Message from Son in Law, THOSE BOOTS ARE BRILLIANT BOB, NEVER SEEN THEM LOOK AS GOOD SINCE THEY WERE BRAND NEW, ONLY SNAG WAS I,VE HAD THEM SEVEN YEARS AND THERE CRACKED ACROSS THE SOLE, WAS GOING TO PUT THEM IN BIN BUT FORGOT AS I RUSHED OUT THIS MORNING, THEY LEAK. awwwww well, learns me the once common sense ASK FIRST.
Deciding what to do on a Saturday is sometimes hmmmm, i held cable for Wife as she mowed lawn and helped move a couple of Pots, then i just sat down and watched an episode of Sharpe for the 6th time, then Dinner.Wife suggested we have a run out in Car, WHERE i enquired, B and M Bargains Brighouse, i declined only to get DON,T YOU EVER WANT TO GO OUT FOR THE DAY WITH ME, lets see hmmm , a couple of hours in a big store NO RUDDY WAY, hence off she went in a huff.After ten minutes contemplating i thought i,d better do something or feel guilty, IRONING, i just finished it when she returned, i then helped her put in the Trim she,d bought for down side of Drive, then lifted bag of stones she,d bought into Garden, then swept up BACK IN THE GOOD BOOKS.
A nice relaxing Day, an hour in Garden this Morning, doing nowt but appreciating Wifes Gardening Skills, i,d had an hours extra bedtime with Breakfast in Bed hence def cannot complain, Wife did ask on bringing Breakfast THINK IT,S ABOUT TIME YOU STOPPED SLEEPING IN YOUR OFFICE, think she,s getting lonely hence back to normality, a couple of visits from Kids for Chats , then back to feet up chill out, NO COMPLAINTS.
Glorious Day here in Cleckie ie should really state SPEN vALLEY, i still call it that even though we were broken up many Years ago and shared to the big Towns grrrrr, Wife nipped out to a Garden Centre for some Rockery Plants and a massive bag of Compost, hence a few hours work in Garden, she,s been a Taxie Service as well Today, never let,s the kids down when needed and Today was no exeption, Four times she was out and about for them.
Bumped into a couple of Old Friends on walking back through Cleckie this Morning, had a good Chat on our Younger Days HOW TIME FLYS WHEN YOUR CHATTING, thankfully when i finally arrived home Wife was slogging away in Garden, i just had to help with a clean up before Dinner, her comment being DID YOU TAKE THE DOGS A GOOD WALK, aye i answered.
Thought i,d timed it for a relaxing sit down after my Walkabout this Morning BUT NO wife had hose out and was washing car, I,VE LEFT THE LEATHER IN THE BOWL OF CLEAN WATER FOR YOU BOB, ruddy ell give me a chance to get my Coat off, hence an Hour buffing up the Car and holding hose while she watered Garden WEEELLLL WE MIGHT AS WELL SEEN I,VE GOT THE HOSE OUT, then in for Dinner, then Ironing then an hour in Gymn RUDDY ELL DON,T TIME FLY.
Def does Kim, Today no exception, stayed with Dogs a bit longer this Morning SUN OVER CLECKIE, TODAY CRACKING THE FLAGS , hence Dogs just wanting a lazy time in Garden, we,d been up early awaiting Grandson who i tried to entice a walk with me but TELE GRANDAD, MR TUMBLES IS ON, a Chat on my walabout around Cleckie then Home for Dinner, took Grandson to Park in Afternoon for a couple of hours then back home to play a few games with him,HE DEF KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS TO DO and if not it,s I,M GOING TO TELL MUMMY AND DADDY,
Youngest Grandson here for a couple of hours this Morning, had to laugh when he produced a bag stating I,V BROUGHT ALL YOUR TOY CARS BACK GRANDAD, somehow the bag and Cars seemed to vanish when he left hmmmm, another lovely Day in Cleckie and some good Chats on my Walkabout, very Friendly Folk in our Area which makes Walkabouts enjoyable, managed an hour in Gymn this Afternoon, Creaks seem to have gone for the time being and i reckon i,ll look reasonable in a T Shirt.
Kids and Grandkids did Wife Proud for Mothers Day, we were taken out for Dinner to a lovely Country Pub yesterday, great Meal and Service, then later Second Eldest Daughter and Husband took us over for a visit to his Mum and Dads who we get on well with, stopped there Three Hours hence a few Bevvies, plus a game of Frisbie with Grandson in the Field at back of there House.Then back to Daughters, relaxing Evening watching a couple of good films they,d hired and another few bevvies, they booked us a Taxie home for Twelve, all paid for.This morning Wife opened her Cards and Pressies, DID,NT SHE DO WELL as Brucie used to say, an enjoyable Weekend, she deserves it.
Just an hour in the Garden Today and an hour spent Ironing, then a relaxing couple of Hours after dinner till Wife started on with Tea for Seven of us, call it Tea but Chicken, Yorkshire Puds, Roast and New Potatoes, various Veggies two choices of Gravy,, followed by three choices of Sweet SOUND MORE LIKE A BIG RUDDY DINNER TO ME. enjoyed by all, then a good Chat AND A BIG BUNCH OF FLOWERS FOR WIFE, WHILE YOURS TRULY WASHED UP.
Wifes been at me for a while now on changing Decour, getting a new Suite etc, my answer WHY, she states i,m out of date, thinks i,m a Tight Ass or words to that effect hmmm, everything always looks Tidy, Suite is comfortable, why the ell should i want to waste money at my time of life, unless it was for Trips out ENJOYMENT ect, i keep stating our style will come back in Fashion , AYE she states PROBABLY IN A LOCAL MUSEAM, watch this space ie in a couple of weeks time i,ll come back from my Walkabout to find her roller in hand PAINTING and giving me that DON,T YOU FEEL GUILTY LOOK HMMMM I WON,T.
Got to state after my last comment Wife is brilliant at cost saving, she does a lot of jobs herself DOES NOT TRUST ME TO DO THEM and i cannot blame her hmmmm, she came up with a brilliant cost saving Today in Garden, and got to admit it looked good, I,M GOING TO HAVE TO PUT MORE EFFORT INTO BRAIN POWER she,s getting to many ten out of tens and I,M getting NOWT, MIND YOU , I,M A GOOD LABOURER if told what to do.
Another session in the Gymn Today, managing to get back into routine, feel a lot better for it, with that and my Walkabouts i,m def keeping to a keep fit agenda, no Gardening Today, couple of hours Ironing for one of the Daughters, not been a bad Day in Cleckie till about twenty minutes ago, Sky went black and down it Poured, i was as snug as a bug in my office.
A few Photos taken over the last Month, a few of the Family at meet ups being added to the Family Albums, had to put the one of Emley Moor Mast in ie shows the range of Countryside we saw while out for Mothers Day meal.
A good Bunch Kim, nowt but praise for them, worried about Daughter in Photo with me and then in the one with her Mum, been poorly on and off for a while, she,s been waiting to see a Specialist WHICH IS RUDDY HARD NOWADAYS IE WAITING LIST, still gets into Work though even when she,s had a bad Night, her Doctor has had her on a Tablet for a while now which worked a Year ago but not now, she,s a lovely kind hearted Lass and it,s upsetting seeing her grin and bear it.Kids are always Kids to us Maturies and we never stop worrying.
Busy Day Yesterday, Daughter was taken out by Husband for an overnight stay in a Manor House now Hotel in Settle, to cheer her up, hence Grandson stopping over at ours and hogging my Office , gave myself and Wife chance to paint the Stone Flags at bottom of Rockery, we,d had them painted light colour but Wife decided on a Grey, took us two hours ie half way each, only snag being they looked a Sky Blue hmmm, Wife also decided to do Barbecue Area with it all being Stone. After Tea in the Evening we played Darts , all three of us, each of us winning a game hence an enjoyable couple of hours , then in to watch a Film, all in all not a bad Day.After Wife did her Shopping this Morning we decided to do a Second coat of Paint, i decided to read the instructions on Tin, STIR WELL, hmmm no wonder it looked blue, looks more Light Grey now, Daughter and Hubbie back at Five o Clock, an enjoyable Two Days and Manor House Photos looked brilliant MIGHT TAKE WIFE THERE AS A TREAT.
I have to see my Union Boss, while Dog Walking this Morning Wife pinched my Job ie did our Ironing, mind you it is a bit awkward with Wife being the Union Boss in our House, thankfully Daughter dropped some off for me to do Tomorrow, she,d better not do that otherwise i,m joining a different Union, managed an Hour in Gymn, need my strength in case theres a dispute.
Shop Steward left me my Ironing Today, she had a few things to complete in Garden, heres a few Snaps of her hard work followed by one of Son in Law and a Birthday Tea Wife laid on for him , followed by Cake of course, she does the same for all Family.
Def has Kim i sometimes think it,s a toss up between myself and Garden, BUT DARE,NT ASK, those Stone Flags ie the Blue supposed Grey hmm i can remember digging and setting in 27yrs ago, by Myself and they weighed a Ton, thankfully it was my Strength Days.A great reminder of Birkby Plastics, 25yrs of actually enjoying going to Work ie great Workmates and great jobs, can still picture those Flags around the Birkbys Bowling Green where many Workmates played Bowls on a Dinnertime or just sat on the benches, should imagine a thousands walking on them over the Years, hence i had to have them when in there Wisdom they decided they needed the land for more buildings Flags.I,ll bet many Member will have had something made at Birkbys in Younger Days, heres some Photos of a few such items.The Cuff Links go back to the 30s, but i,ll bet anything Plastic up to 90s was made at Birkbys, one of the biggest sellers up to 60s was Toilet Seats, Telephones were made in there Millions, the days before Plastics became as we know now a Pollution problem.
They were Kim, a once brilliant Family orientated Firm, on another Note we,ve been a Parcel Delivery Service for Youngest Daughter, not only does she Work full Time but she,s a qualified in Nails, Facials and other sprucing ups for Females, she starts up in Premises this Saturday, it,s just for Saturdays ie not giving up her full time job , hence all new necessities have been delivered to ours this past two weeks, from Lamps , Chair , Mirror etc, it,s only a room above a Hairdressers Salon but a Starter.She is def a Grafter, took a Mangerial Course in her own time where she works, passed that, then the courses on Nails, Facials etc in her own Time and passed with flying colours, she,s been doing Family and Friends for the last Year and nowt but Praise from them all including Wife who will be her first Customer on Saturday.All my Kids have taken courses in there own Time to give themselves other advantages, i,m really proud of them, wish i,d put the same effort in when i was Young, they,ve def got there priorities right to achieve what they want in life
When Daughter called into her new premises to deliver some of her New Furniture she found Wallpaper ripped off Wall and all plug sockets missing, the Owner appologised, seemingly the last user had paid a visit with Boyfriend to pick up her last few things, Owner was doing a clients Hair at time hence handed her the Key, he heard some noise but thought they were just tidying up.Thankfully Daughters Husband was on Holiday this Thursday and Friday, he and his Father painted and put in new sockets, Today he and his Brother took down all the new Furniture and Furnishings that had been Delivered and set them up, Daughter sent a Video of there Work, brilliant job, Wifes in for her Birthday Treat at Nine Tomorrow, paid for by me.Daughter and Son in Law took it in there stride, Daughters words being WELL I DID,NT LIKE THE DECOR ANYWAY, bless er, always tries to stay Cheerful.
Next Sunday Pams Birthday Kim, Tomorrow is our Anniversary, 46yrs and no Arguements ha ha ha ha, def a Joke , we,ve had many and a Promise of more to come, but would,nt change her, not telling her that though, i,m also not making the comment i made last Year TIME FOR A TRADE IN Yorkshire Lasses just cannot take a joke.
Been a lovely Day, Wife chuffed with my Card, actually picked it myself from a Proper Card Shop, got some Pressies from Kids plus Cards, only Jobs we had to do was a visit to Tescos and water the Garden, ruddy freezing here in Cleckie hence after Dinner feet up and watch a Film Son in Law had booked for us, Wife ended up Knitting NOT MUCH FOR THE VIOLENCE AND GORE my type of film, i,d done Ironing Yesterday hence a nice relaxing Day.
Bumped into two old Friends on my way back from visiting the Dogs hence a good Chat, had to head straight home after ie no sitting on my favourite bench for a Ciggie, like i keep stating TIME FLYS WHEN YOUR REMINISCING WITH FRIENDS, got home just in time for dinner, then helped Wife with watering Garden after dinner, then an hours Ironing, then an hour in gymn, then relax and chat with Wife, OR SHOULD I STATE WHICH ONE OF US IS WISER WITH CHASE QUESTIONS, think we are about same, at least she,s stopped stating HA HA BEAT YOU AGAIN when she wins, she,s getting more dignified JUST LAUGHS UNDER HER BREATH.
Nice to see pictures of green gardens. Here in Canada(Ottawa) the last vestiges of snow remain and a very bedraggled garden has emerged (been under snow, 3 ft or so since November) However, if all goes well, should burst into life in the next 3 or so weeks. Golf course due to open in a fortnight (a word which has to be frequently explained over here)
Been out Today to a Country Park ETHEROW COUNTRY PARK near Glossop, a lovely long walk around it, we,d stopped off for a Meal first at a Garden Centre we,d called in at last Year near Glossop, plenty of fresh air and a good Treck out, thankfully we all ensured we had the proper Footwear, needed it for all the Hills around, Weather was kind.On way back we called in at another massive Garden Centre in Saddleworth for Coffee and Fresh Cake, if boot of Car had not been full Wife would def have filled it with the lovely selection of Plants, an enjoyable Day out. Here you are David a few more Scenic Photos.
Tell you what def makes me feel a Maturie Kim ie height of Grandson, when i look back to all the times in the Past when we played Football, went on Scooter Rides and then see photos such as these that he,s in i find it unbelievably how Times Flown,STILL LIKES A GAME OF FOOTIE WITH ME THOUGH, same goes with my other Grandchildren, somehow they are still Young Uns to us, always great to still be appreciated by them ALTHOUGH THERE RUDDY HOPELESS AT SENDING CARDS AND PRESSIES ON THOSE SPECIAL OCCASSIONS, but if you forgot theres they,d state WATS UP DON,T YOU LUV ME ANYMORE , luv em.
Heres an example, Grandson just over Ten Years ago at Ingleton Falls with Myself and Daughter, it proves we def like our Walkabouts, also proves i,m def a Maturie, we,ve had some great Rambles with Kids and Grandkids over the Years, they def keep me fit Bless Em.
Again great conversations with Friends on my Walkabout, after Dinner it was Football at the Park with Three Year Old Grandson, HE LEARNS FAST IE DRAGGED ME INTO THE SHOP WE WERE PASSING FOR SOME CHOCOLATE BUTTONS, he,s getting good at kick about as well, on way back he likes his Library visit, as we went in there were two Ladies sat at a desk who collared me NEXT THING I,VE GOT A MAP AND PENCIL AND I,M ON AN EASTER EGG HUNT, Grandson was better than me at finding the Cards , some were outside the building and some inside, a painting of an egg with a number above and a letter below, Grandson kept stopping others on way round stating HAVE YOU SEEN AN EGG.very helpful People, finally filled in our Map and took it back, only snag being there was two Anagrams to work out before recieving Egg,I,M RUDDY HOPELESS AT ANAGRAMS, thankfully a Young Lady saw my plight and gave me the answers, hence an Easter Egg for Grandson and one for Grandad.
A rush Job this Morning , Daughter was doing a Clients Facial at 7.30 this Morning, phoned to ask if her Mum could call at Tescos and get her some Milk and Sarnie as she hade,nt time to get them , Wife busy hence me putting on my running Shoes and shooting off, took me 20minutes NO TIME FOR STOP OFF AND CHATS.went down to Dogs with Wife at usual Time due to us meeting up with Son and Wife for 11.30 at a nearbye Garden Centre.Got there spot on Time, well 10mins early hence a visit first to Garden Ornaments, Wifes favourite Lotus Budda was amongst the Ornaments, she,d seen one at the Garden Centre we visited during Week, this one was a lot bigger hence more expensive.Son and his Wife and Grandson suddenly appeared, he asked his Mum what she wanted for her Birthday Tomorrow, WOULD,NT MIND THAT, POINTING TO BUDDA, funnily enough he said, i,ve got you 50 pound card to spend here, Wife just to add 20 pounds and it was hers, i had to nip off and get a trolley, weighed a Ton, Son helped lift it into Car.Then it was back in for a lovely Dinner, again paid for by Son and Daughter in Law, after which we travelled around the centre buying more Plants, Daughter in Law saw a smaller version of the Budda we,d bought hence Son buying it for her, a great Afternoon enjoyed by all.We,ve just Watered the Garden, i,d managed an hour in Gymn SO NOW IT,S FEET UP AND RELAX TIME, been ruddy hot around our Area Today.
Just back from Son,s, he picked us up at 9.30 for Breakfast at theres plus watching Young Grandson do his Easter Egg hunt around Garden an enjoyable Morning and another treat for Wifes Birthday Today.Yesterday was a get Together with some of the Family to celebrate Wifes Birthday, Daughters ensured she did,nt have to make Sarnies or buy any Food in ie they,d ordered Four Trays of delicious Sarnies LIttle Pies, Dips, A LOVELY ASSORTMENT, Son in Law picked them up and dropped them off at ours for Ten o Clock along with some lovely Bottles of Wine THEY DID HER PROUD.everyone was at ours for Four o Clock, brilliant Weather hence sitting around Garden, games of Swingball then a couple of hours of Darts while the Ladies had a Natter, a great time had by all, last couple leaving just after Twelve then myself and Wife dancing to an Elvis CD till ONE Fifteen before staggering to bed WHO SAYS MATURIES CAN,T HACK IT.