Always guaranteed a good Time Kim, Today was more relaxing and Peaceful, just the Garden to Water, bit of Ironing and couple of hours to Chill, managed an hour in Gymn though, One of Daughters phoned us at Four, DON,T BOTHER MAKING YOURSELVES TEA, WE,RE TREATING YOU TO A CHINESE, an added bonus.
Got 13 yr Old Grandson with us for the next four Days, only from 8.30 till 3.30, good company for me ie went on a long Dog Walk this Morning on Greenway then over Fields, had a good Conversation as well DEF GETTING WISER, his thoughts on Death are WE RELIVE IT ALL OVER AGAIN, NO CHANGES, ruddy ell do you mean i,ve got to make all those misstakes again AYE GRANDAD, BUT AT LEAST YOU GOT THERE IN THE END AND GOT GRANMA AND US, can,t argue that can i.
Another Planning Application put through in Cleckheaton, this time it,s created a lot of unrest from Locals myself included, i,ve mentioned before about our History being depleted by Kirklees Planners who,s only objective is to carry out the Housebuilding orders via Goverment and SOD WHAT LOCALS THINK i kid you not ie we have new Developments going on all around our Area and many others that were completed over the last five Years. No extra Doctors or Dentists, no Amenities for Young Uns, our Four Junior Schools gone and just one School that was extended and a new over 12 School that was put in place of a grand School we once had.Enough grrrrs the building they now want to pull down is yet another Old Pub, one with a lot of History, i think the Planners are in for bother with this one, i,m uploading a photo of the Plaque that stands above the Door and bye the way i,ve had another great Walkabout with Grandson and Dogs, managed a bit of Ironing plus an Hour in Gymn, last hour i,ve been watching the heavy Showers over Cleckheaton and from my front Window dozens of Frogs escaping from Neighbor opposites Pond and heading for our Garden.
It's happening all over the place Bob - we have had some wonderful recreational sites and places of interest built on and the latest is that the Planners are after the golf course which was partly funded by the Council. They closed it 6 months ago with the excuse that it wasn't paying its way - caused an absolute uproar.
Sad Kim, we had great places as Young Uns and it,s Sad that this Generation are not having the same, i,ve written many letters of protest in the past , even to Cameron when he was in Office but to no evail ONE EXCUSE AFTER THE OTHER but i,ll still persist.Today has def been a busy one, Youngest Grandson and 13Yr Old one, Dog Walk, Dentists Appointment, Library Visit, Youngest was here till just after Six, i made him a Den behind Settee which kept him happy for an Hour, then took him into Connie to watch the rain pounding down and the flashes of Lightening followed by Thunder, think i enjoyed it as much as him, Tomorrow it,s 13yr old and Grandaughter hence another busy one, MY PIPE AND SLIPPER DAYS ARE A LONG WAY OFF YET HA HA.
A nice end of School Holidays Today, an early Walk with Dogs assisted by Grandson, he luvs walking them, got back Home for Eleven, Wife and Grandaughter awaiting and off in Car to Macdonalds for Dinner, timed it right before it got Packed, Macdonalds was only 15 mins away by Car ie Brighouse.A fter dinner a trip into Brighouse Park for a game of Crazy Golf, Park is very much like a Country Park, Tennis Courts, Bowls, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre and then a great Tree lined walk around Area plus brilliant Play Area, one of the handy reasons my Son and his Wife settled in Brighouse.Called into Cafe in Park for Ice Creams before setting off back to Car, timed it spot on ie Heavens Opened up.Managed another hour in Gymn before Tea, I,M DEF GETTING THERE IE FOR NEW T SHIRTS.
On another Note, was stopped on my Walkabout this morning by someone who enquired WHY DO YOU NEVER STATE OLD, WHY ONLY MATURIE, simple, OLD SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING READY TO BE DISCARDED, SOMETHING NO LONGER FIT FOR PURPOSE ECT, hence my objection I,M MATURIE LUVVING WHATS GONE BEFORE AND EXPECTATIONS OF WHATS STILL TO COME, he seemed to accept my answer.
Apart from my Walk down to see the Dogs this Morning it,s been an easy going Day, it was belting it down hence no outside work and Wife told me to leave Ironing till Tomorrow, Eldest Grandson called in for a couple of Hours, brought Wife a Bottle of Wine and Birthday Card, had to remind him he was a Week Late NOT MY FAULT he stated YOU SHOULD REMIND ME, YOU KNOW I,M HOPELESS AT REMEMBERING BIRTHDAYS, hmmmmm he,s def not the only one hence Forgiven as far as i,m concerned.
Cassandra Association meet up this Weekend and sadly again i could,nt make it, but to all my HMS CASSANDRA OPPOS, HAVE A GOOD UN, i promise to be there next Year, i did raise a Glass last Night though ie THERE IN SPIRIT.
Been getting photos sent from the Cassandra Reunion, another great meet up, here,s one Photo from left Rickie Thorne, then Bob Rutherford and Barnie Barnard, enclosing three Photos under , showing each of them in Younger RN Days, Barnie a well known Field Gunner in last Photo ie Newspaper Cutting, great Oppos. for some reason what should be first photo is now last, with the Rum Barrel in front WHO CAN COMPLAIN.
Another easy going Day, Dogs, Walkabout, moving objects in Garden for Wife, hate it when she states I,VE JUST HAD A THOUGHT, meaning she needs my Labouring Skills, she wase,nt happy about my positioning of a couple of stone Flags, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY IT,S LIKE EXPLAINING TO A BRICK WALL, she bent down and started pulling the Flag back up, only to go flying onto her Backside and then straight back into Patio Table ,TABLE WASE,NT DAMAGED AND NO I DID,NT LAUGH, ruddy ell life would,nt have been worth living if i had, she Herself was laughing and stated I,LL BET YOUR DYING TO LAUGH hmmmm no luv i was to worried, I KNOW MY PLACE.
Just watched our Local News and was sorry to see our Chief of Police Retiring, i was in her Company last Year, a charming host, a great Mentor for Females joining Police Force, 37Yrs of Public Service and a well earned time with Family.
She is Kim, well respected, they,ll be putting on a great Retirement Do for her i,ll bet, i,ve been as busy as ever last couple of Days, my only complaint is an Arm Pain, i put it down to my Bad Hand, it,s given me slight problems for a number of Years but something you get used to, Wifes trying to Ban me from to much time on Computer plus call it a Day with Training hmmmm, told her i,ll change to another Finger while Typing on Keyboard , but stop training NEVER. NO PAIN NO GAIN, my Motto although Wife would class it as BOBS STUBORNESS, luv er.
Def Kim, went up to the Voting at Library just after Dinner and while there Youngest Grandson decided he wanted to go into the Childrens Room to Play with Lego, it was empty at time, Lady came over and asked if we were staying for Story Time and Games, did,nt get out till Three o Clock, room was Packed hence Wife and i deciding not to stop for a Cuppa, but an enjoyable couple of Hours, i asked a near Neighbor of mine who is a Counciller and his Wife a Baroness how the Turnout had been so far VERY POOR BOB, ONE OF THE WORST I,VE SEEN and he,s been on Council many Years.All the Grandsons were at ours for a couple of hours from just after Three hence Wife deciding on a Photo, here it is, plus a couple of our Budda and Wifes update on front Garden, i,d told her at beguinning of Year that she,d cut back a bit Harsh, but as per usual i was wrong, wat do i know about Gardening, should just stick to my Labouring, even her new Rockery piece looks brilliant
Got to put it bluntly I,M RUDDY KNACKERED, Youngest Daughter and Husband on a break hence at there,s last Night, Dogs attacking me all time wanting cuddles and barking every time they heard a Car Door Shutting, Bed at Twelve and up at Five Thirty, took them a walk at Eight Thirty, came Home at Ten Fifteen, i,m going to sneak off for an hours shuteye I LIVE IN HOPE.
More of the same as Yesterday, Daughter sent me some Photos from her Sunshine Holiday hence worthwhile ie the,ve both worked all hours and def needed a break, think i,ll def need one after this Week, the good side of it is I,M WATCHING PLENTY OF ACTION FILMS AT THERES with no interuptions or complaints from Wife, hence not complaining.
Wife arranged a Barbie for some of the Family Yesterday, started at Four o Clock, i had to leave at Six Thirty to see to Dogs , got Home this Morning and asked what time it finished TWELVE O CLOCK, WE SENT OUT FOR A CURRY AT EIGHT, LIT THE GARDEN STOVE AND SAT OUT TILL ELEVEN, did they miss me i asked, NO TO BUSY CHATTING i presumed she was joking hmmmmm.
Thought i,d manage an early night last night at Daughters, hence off to bed at 10.30, just got into a nice Sleep when woken by banging on Door, Dogs going wild, thought at first it might be Wife paying me a visit, slipped on my dressing gown and ran downstairs only to find a distraught Young Lady pleading to let her in.Opened the Door and she rushed in stating I THINK THERE FOLLOWING ME PLEASE HELP, i managed to calm her down, turned out she worked at the Old Pub Restraunt just along the road, three masked men had rushed in and threatened her and Landlord with knives and demanded money, sprayed the Landlord in face with some liquid, SHE OPENED THE TILL THEN MADE A DASH FOR IT somehow ending up at my door.As Members know i don,t use a Moblle Phone and Daughter dose,nt have a house phone due to them both using Mobiles hence managed to collar next door Neighbor who let Lass use her Mobile to phone Police first and then her Father to pick her up, she was worried about her Boss and with fleeing I,LL BET HE,LL SACK ME, BUT I DON,T CARE I,M TO TERRIFIED TO GO BACK, her Father arrived and she gave myself and Neighbor a hug and thanked us, took me ages to get to sleep afterwards.
Last Night Tonight with Dogs, they had me up Three Times Last Night grrr, on arriving at Daughters i noticed an Envelope in Hallway, just House Number on and stating under AND DOGS, opened it to find a Thank You Card from the Young Lady, she,d written a lovely piece thanking me for my assistance and help in calming her down, nice to recieve, i noticed on passing the Pub this Morning 3 Secuirity Vans and Men affixing the latest requirements for safety SAD THAT THEY ARE HAVING TO DO THIS. On another Note we have Youngest Grandson from Tomorrow Morning and doing an overnighter, THAT SHOULD BE FUN bless him, he,s been looking forward to it, while he was here Yesterday his comment was TWO MORE SLEEPS GRANDAD then gave me that look as though saying I,LL DEF KEEP YOU BUSY.
Phone call from Youngest Daughter FLIGHT DELAYED hence another All Nighter with Dogs ie thought i might manage to get home at Twelve, hope they behave , don,t fancy getting up three times during the Night like i did last Night.
Daughter home 5.45, Son in Law dropped me home at Six, Youngest Grandson kept me busy, in Afternoon i took him to Library and Park, some of the Family here this evening, brought us a Chinese and some Bottles of Wine, they left about ten minutes ago and i,ve just managed to get Grandson to Sleep hence feet up and a bit of Peaceful TV, he,s in my Bed so a comfortable sleep in my office Tonight with no disturbance from Dogs Blissssssssss.
My next Door Neighbor has been removing Memrobilia from his Mums House ie she,s been downsizing, a lot of it is from his Grandfather ie a hoarder THANKFULLY, Photos from the Machine Gun Cor First World War, Photos from Far East same Period, Forces Christmas Cards, Letters of which one was very interesting, it mentioned the Bombing of Scarbrough ie the writer being there at time.He has Momentoes from Service Days Compass, Sewing impliments, even a large Duffle Coat that a Skipper on an open Bridge Ship would have worn.Even old Football Photographs and Football memrobilia around the 40s, it,s been an intersting couple of hours just going through some of them.
Good sleep in my own bed last Night blisssss, normal routine Today with just one extra Duty, Washing Car, lovely Day in Cleckie so not complaining, still doing my bit of Gymn Workouts and Walkabouts hence Body still manouvering well, no complaints.
Got back from my Dog Walk to find Wife unloading Trays of Plants out of the Boot of Car, then had to help her with rather large bag of compost, WE,LL PUT THEM IN THE HANGING BASKETS AND POTS AFTER DINNER LUV hmmmm but i,ve got ironing to do IT,S OK LUV I,VE DONE IT, talk about crafty, spent three hours assisting and she,s just set off to get some more Compost hence at least another hour to go, Weather brilliant in Cleckie hence i,ve got to admit that she,s been doing all the repotting, i,ve just passed the Pot of Compost from Bag to make it easier for her ie i,ve been sat comfortable getting a Sun Tan, just the way i like it, plus getting nice cold Orange for all my help.
Another Sunny day in Cleckie, Dogs did,t want to go to far hence earlier into Cleckheaton than norm, this gave me the chance of a good chat with Maturie Mates sat outside Witherspoons, DRINKING COFFEE OF COURSE, only snag being i dallied to long and expected a rollicking on my return BUT NO , WIFE WAS BUSY PUTTING PLANTS IN POTS TO TAKE TO TWO OF THE DAUGHTERS, DID,NT EVEN MISS ME, well not until i stated AM I HAVING SOME DINNER OR WAT, politely of course, I helped her out after Dinner, doing my normal Labouring duties and then an hour in gymn.
Grandson def kept me busy Today, first it was Films early Morning, had to sit through Two Cartoon ones,I ENJOYED THEM SO SHOULD,NT COMPLAIN, then after Dinner it was Park then an hours Children Time in Library, ME BEING THE ONLY GENT IN THERE , AGAIN, but wat the eck he enjoyed himself, on returning Home it was brick building time and then Computer, RUDDY T. REX CLIPS , we,ve actually got a DINO DAY in Cleckheaton this Saturday, might arrange to take him, a lot of effort all around the Community to make it a good un.On another note i,ve heard they,ve caught those Three that raided the Pub Nearbye, good to hear.
I did,nt think it would take long Kim, very strong Community Spirit, Lovely Day again in Cleckie, did a bit of Gardening with Wife after Dinner, NEVER ENDING IS THAT RUDDY GARDEN, managed to get on top of the Ironing, then an hours Training and after Tea helped Wife Water the Garden plus fill up the Bird Feeders, ruddy ell i,m Filling every Second Day otherwise i have the Robins playing eck.
Dino Day in Cleckie was well recieved, Packed all around, i,d gone at Ten this Morning to check on Dogs ie Daughter and Husband both Working and noted on my way past the Catholic Church Stalls and a large Crowd Gathering ie Churches around my Area have been involved with Christian Aid this Week, after seeing to Dogs i walked back through Town, two Streets closed off and filled with Stalls and Savoy Square Kiddies Rides and some Stalls plus a great array of Dinos, some very Lifelike. Stopped a couple of hours, good chat with Friends then home for Dinner, Youngest Grandson and his Parents called in for a couple of hours, brought Wife a couple of Garden Pressies which she was chuffed recieving, she,s now watching Eurovision so that will keep her occupied for a few hours while i check my History Channel BOTH OF US SETTLING WITH A COLD DRINK , BLISSSSSS.
I,m def banning Wife from watching Eurovision EITHER THAT OR TAKING AWAY HER BOTTLE OF WINE, talk about blue language when the results were coming in, her comment was I KNOW OURS WAS NOT A WINNER BUT THE LAD SANG GOOD AND DESERVED MORE POINTS,, personally i believe we have some of the best Songwriters and Singers in the World hence why the ell keep wasting our time in this farce, but in the end i had to admit defeat and go to Bed, i heard her screech when the Public Vote was given.Today it,s been easy away, she did manage to go to Youngest Daughter to put last of the Plants in for her while i did some Ironing, then came back and put her feet up for an hour, had to laugh when she asked WHO WAS IT THAT WON LAST NIGHT LUV, hmmm i wanted a Day without grrrrs so pretended i did,nt know
Watched the new TV Series last Night concerning the owner of Shibden Hall in Halifax, i,ve visited the House and Park many Times and read her story, she was way before her Time, it showed many Old Yorkshire buildings all with in 20 mins from me by Car and i,ve visited them all, not a bad Series , i,ll def watch them all.On another note i had a great meet up with a Friend on my Walkabout this Morning and after Dinner spent an hour with Wife at one of Daughters Houses, Wife putting more Plants in and Weeding, i was mainly a bystander, been banned from overdoing it due to Arm Problem hmmmm i,ll be alright in a couple of Days there just overconcerned due to me being unable to hold a Jug Yesterday ie breaking it AND DID,NT EVEN GET A ROLLICKING EVEN THOUGH IT WAS 40YRS OLD.
Where the ell is these heavy showers they keep promising, on my Walkabout this Morning it was supposed to be cool hence dressed correctly, soon regreted it , ruddy sweating, told Wife not to bother Watering Garden HEAVY SHOWER SOON LUV, called again to one of Daughters to put some more Plants in her Borders, got back to ours and wife stated YOU AND YOUR HEAVY SHOWERS GET THE RUDDY HOSE OUT, but wat about my bad arm luv, grrrrrr OK OK I,LL GET THE HOSE OUT, ruddy Weather Forecaster, it,s been lovely for over a Week now in Cleckie and not a drop of rain.
Been running a Facebook Page for over 7yrs now, Cleckheaton Memories and got a great Crew of Members AMIABLE, NO ADVERTISEMENTS OR BAD LANGUAGE COMMUNITY INFO WELCOME, i honestly thought it would be short lived, but no, still getting great stories and Photos, i have a meet up spot in Cleckie where i sit on a Bench for a Smoke on coming back through Town and Members of the Page sometimes meet up with me.I,m trying for a Maturies Town Hall Dance ie up to early 70s they were a regular thing and as we are not getting any Younger i thought WHY NOT, i,ve even offered to wear my Paisley Shirt, Apache Scarf and Wrangler Boots from that Era, hoping it,ll happen.I,ve mentioned we won,t need the BLACK MARIA parked outside like there was in those Days,THINK IT WOULD BE A STRUGGLE FOR MOST OF THEM TO GET INTO IT BUT GREAT DAYS TO REMINISCE ON.
Youngest Grandson def getting wiser, i,m getting quite few EXCUSE ME GRANDAD, when he thinks i,m not paying attention, i,m still ensuring i take him out after Dinner and his first stop before Park is the corner Shop NO SURPRISE THERE IE I,VE STOPPED AT THAT SHOP WITH PREVIOUS YOUNGER DAY GRANDKIDS,, after Park it was Library Club, Library still having a makeover which is great to see, we thought we,d loose it a few times with ruddy cut backs but luckily we have great Vollunteers and very Irate Community if such a thing is mentioned. All in all a easy going Day, no training this Week , Wife banned me from Gymn till arm improves, i did try to sneak in though but ended up with EARDRUM PROBLEM hmmm. Heres a couple of photos of our Library, built for the Town by our famous Mowatt Family who were very generous to Cleckie.
Really annoyed this Morning on my route Home, latter part of my journey i pass under the old Railway Bridge, Old Stone Pavement, some of the Stone Flags were pinched last Year and the,ve been back again this Week and taken even more, some from the Top which leads onto Tofts Road and is a Shortcut for many Maturies heading to Tescos from the over 60s Apartments.What makes it worse is the fact they are pinching them to order ie various sizes from various parts of the Footpath, Tescos now stands on the site of the former CLECKHEATON CENTRAL STATION in fact in the middle area on left under Bridge as you head towards opening to Tescos is the once Steps Area that led you onto main Platform, now bricked up but just filled in behind.Heres a bit of our Stations History, when closed down in Beechams Era it laid empty for a couple of Years, suddenly Men and Diggers appeared and over the next couple of Months it was dimantled, shortly after there was ell on ie no permission had been given by British Rail, all the Buildings and Artifacts had been pinched and no one was ever charged WHAT YOU CALL DAYLIGHT ROBBERY, her,s a photo of the Bridge and our once great Station.Last Photo is from Today , you can see where last Year they filled a couple of spots in, similar to further down where others were removed, they are very thick sold Flags, around the same time before they pinched some from around an old Historic Church in our Area, the Vicar on seeing them escaping tried to jump onto the Bonnet of Van.Have to put one on with Steam Train, memories of arriving at Station on leave in RN Days, there were three smaller Stations as well, hard to belive they were ever there when you see those places now.
On my Walkabout Today two People mentioned they saw what they thought was a Council Flat Truck and a couple of Council Workers removing the Stone at 9.30 in the Morning, i think they realise now that they were not from Council TALK ABOUT BRAZEN, but if i saw the same i,d have probably thought the same , i mean WHO,S GOING TO PINCH YORKSHIRE STONE FLAGS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT hmmmmm