Saturday, October 31, 2009
Will post some pics in the next few days, have got them all on the computer but have to sort them out. Well weed them out actually.
My birthday party went with a swing last Saturday, we danced until nearly 1am, the music was great. However, forgot to take the camera so didnt get any pics! Can you imagine that, yes of course you can! My sister in law has a few so I will get them from her and post them on here.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Below is a copy of her letter which she would like me to pass on and which I shall do to everyone in my address book. Please take the time to read and sign.
(Seems it won't copy and paste) so will try again in the body of this posting.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Image via WikipediaTo all golf fans .........try this fun game and quiz. I finished 4 under! Clever sod!http://www.cincinnati.com/golf/golfquiz/html/brand.htm
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Now another exercise.
All of us have travelled around the world and UK as a child and must have come across different words for different items. For example, I've come across plimsolls called variously daps, sand shoes, plimmies, or gym shoes. Sweets - kets. The school pond - the bio.
Have any of you any other examples?
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Since then, I've come across the fact that the CE Chaplains were each called 'Flick'.
Do fellow bloggers recall any more teachers' nicknames - from PRS, or elsewhere?
I remember only three from the next school I attended. There was 'Black Harry' so named because his black gown billowed out behind him as he progressed along the corridors.
My maths teacher was known as 'Maxy' because his first name was Maxmillian.
The next one was the best. My physics teacher was known as 'Death', because he always looked rather fragile and a bit unwell. One day a notice was put above the physics lab entrance. It read 'YOU ARE NOW AT DEATH'S DOOR'. He was not well pleased!
Monday, October 05, 2009
All from left to right
FRONT ROW Miss Dora Washington, Mrs J Henderson, Mr Hugh Pacey, Mrs Patricia Callan/Kilner, Mr Kevin Callan
ROW 2 Mr Tom Bernardes, Mr Robert Cocks, Mrs Nansi Venning/Owen, Miss Edith Butcher, Mr James Swainston
ROW 3 Miss Monica Tebbs, Miss Joy Saunders, Mr Michael Venning, Miss Joyce Taylor, Mr G Brinsdon (Sandwell), Mrs A O’Reilly (wife), Ms O Brown , Mrs J Swainston (wife)
ROW 4 Mr David Davies, Mr James Yelland, Mrs T Bernardes (wife)
ROW 5 Mrs Inez Clements/Ball, Mrs J Yelland (wife), Mr William King
ROW 6 Mr David Clements, Miss Doreen Leach, Mrs R Gardner (wife), Mr Alec O’Reilly, Miss J Woolridge, Rev Gordon Briscoe, Mr Robert Alexander, Mrs Elizabeth Alexander/Randall
ROW 7 Mr R Gardner, Miss D Holton, Mr Herbert Gillman, Mrs D Hill (wife), Capt D Hill, Miss Barbara Poole, Mr P Jones (Jever)
Please find below my suggestion for fixing Britain's economy. Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:
There are about 20 million people over 50 in the work force. - Pay them £1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1) They MUST retire. Twenty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new British CAR. Twenty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.
4) They must send their kids to school / college / university - Crime rate fixed
5) Buy £50 of alcohol / tobacco / fuel a week there's your money back in duty / tax etc
It can't get any easier than that!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances
Sunday, October 04, 2009
It was taken at the 1974 PRS Staff Reunion at Sandwell Residential Arts Centre, Stafford, organised by Kevin and Pat Callan.
The listing is too complicated for the layout of the blog or comments page, so please e-mail me if you'd like a list of those in the photo with their approximate positions in the line up. Why couldn't they stand in military rows to make my life easier? Some of the dates I give are approx. If you send for the list, I hope you'll find the information interesting and helpful. I'll send it to you as an attachment in Word.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.
The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love.
While the wife was in the kitchen , the man leaned over to his host, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names'.
The old man hung his head.. 'I have to tell you the truth,' he said, 'Her name slipped my mind about 10 years ago, and I'm scared to death to ask the cranky old bitch what her name is.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Dickinson holds the record of most appearances ever made for Portsmouth. He spent nearly 20 years playing for Pompey, recording a staggering 845 appearances, only Swindon Town’s John Trollope has made a higher number of appearances for a single club. He made his debut in 1946 and became a permanent fixture in the squad. His brilliant performances helped Portsmouth win back to back league titles in the 1948-49 season and the 1949-1950 season. He made his final appearance for Portsmouth in 1964 and during his time at the club he earned 48 England caps. He is regarded as one of the most sporting players to have played in the football league, never being booked or sent off in his long career. Dickinson died in 1981 at the young age of 53.