Jaqui's Daily Blog

Monday June 18th

Today I have launched my Book Page (please take a look and let me know if you like it!) and I have become a litter picker!  This afternoon, with Mr B out playing in an important bowls competition, I decided to do my bit for the environment and go litter-picking the length and breadth of my road.  It must have been the good influence of all those lovely environmental people I used to work with ......

 

Well, you may like to know that it only took me 45 minutes to walk the mile and a quarter collecting rubbish along the way and I filled two and a half bags weighing 8 lbs in all.  Most unusual finds: an old tea-towel and a piece of a bicycle.  Most common finds:  empty cans, bottles, drinks cartons - many of them presumably flung from the windows of passing cars. Most depressing finds: well, I didn't touch the eight separate bags of dog poo I came across, all presumably carefully collected in plastic bags then left in the grass verges - what are people like?!  Met a (law-abiding) dog-walking lady who told me I should "send a bill to the Council!" which would rather miss the point.

 

More excitement! Monday is now wash-day again!  Every working wife and mother knows that the weekends mean washing and ironing - and if you happen to dare to go away for the weekend, then it just piles up in your absence.  Ladies - retirement may not release you from the washing - but it gives you CHOICE!

 

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28.12 | 07:41

This wonderful blog has summed up the true meaning of A Christmas Day. Once the dread of a restricted day had sunk in, other ways were invented. Thank you

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22.12 | 09:20

So sorry to hear that Brian is in hospital. It would be bad at any time but at present....... It must be true agony for you. You'll both be in my thoughts. xx

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22.08 | 02:02

Karen,

I'll be able to help you with information on the usher's as Thomas Henry Usher is my aunt's ancestor as well can you please email me so we can talk

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22.08 | 02:00

Hi Karen,

I thought I would try again to see if I can get a response from you again please email me so we can talk further. My email is: lol-emma@live.com.au

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