I've been wondering!!!!
Every boy would have a 'Fire can'! These lethal playthings comprised a tin. 'Golden syrup' a good size. Holes would be knocked in the sides and bottom, a loop of steel or copper wire would be fixed to opposite sides of the top so that it could be swung around one's head and a FIRE built in the can! Kindling and coal nicked from your Mum's coal'us and you were invincible! How did we survive? In the dusk, tired out, we'd find a quite corner, put the cans together, and roast anything we could beg, scrounge, or nick and sit around like a bunch of little old nightwatchmen! As a variation and only after dark, we might sneak round to a back garden at one end of a street, climb over the fence into the next garden, on over the next and so on, until we reached the far end of the street. The object being to get from one end to the other without being caught...sometimes we did and sometimes we didn't! Oh, happy days! Cheers, Syd.
By the way - your bat is nowhere near being straight - I'll bet you were out first ball!
(Just living up to the G.O.M tag)
Amazing..... this morning Sky tv. news gave a quick 30 second mention of this strike.
My Missis drinks Aussiele white wine and I like a drop of Merlot.they are both from Oz. but the terrible problems they have had what an excuse to help them and helpyourself
Great to see my great friends John Daly and Pamela Forbes are still going strong.
I must now think hard of something to say.
hope all is well with you. I think I may have a bit more time soon so keep an eye open. X
I do remember very clearly doing my best to help you during those dark days but can only wish I'd been able to help you even more. As to leaving I have until October before my subs run out so who knows what I'll feel like by then. I'll be in touch soon!
Things are moving along with the flat. The decorator, James, has spent the last week in there and I am told he has done an excellent job. Now the carpet fitters will be moving in.
Age UK and SSAFA are trying to organise a network of people to take delivery of all the furniture as it arrives so I will probably be 2 or 3 weeks yet before I can move in. That's assuming, of course, that Social Services have pulled their finger out by then and put my care packet in place!
It seems things are finally moving in the right direction for you. It might be better to wait anyway because we never know what the weather will be like. I shall have to get my Sat Nav dusted off - it seems ages since I put in a new address and I shall have to do the same with my dash cam. There are more and more idiots driving like they do and I have decided I shall start putting incidents on a DVD and dropping it into the Police for them to decide what to do. My pet hate is that we often have to turn right from the main road into a street which leads directly to ours. So many drivers choose to gamble that they can get through when the lights are at Amber that byt the time you know for certain there is traffic already crossing in fron of us so we have to sit and squirm until the next change. Really gets me down but all I can do is to drive as I have always done.
Anyway, enough of that - keep well and I'll soon be ringing your door bell. X