Tuesday, 15 December 2015


My favourite stories on this blog are
The only way is Stratford
The visit
West Ham lane
50 shades of mash

Monday, 14 December 2015

christmas stocking

The children lined up in the playground after the Christmas holidays ,all chatting  about what they had received in thier Christmas stockings. They all had the usual an orange some nuts and a small toy . The little boy at the back seemed to find it hard to keep up feeling embarrassed as the other children starred at him . He was limping along to keep up but with a pocket full of marbellls and a large banana in the other I sopossed anyone would have had trouble , he didn't even like bananas much but his mother had told him anyone else would have been grateful to have one the size of that , so soon after the war . One of the little girls asked him if he spent the holidays in hospital ,he just shook his head , and discreetly removed the banana from his pocket wich now made him even more unbalanced    And he sort of slid across the playground trying to keep his body upright . His mother who liked to keep up appearances had insisted that he take all forty two marbles to school "what all in one day "he asked . Yes we don't want people thinking we're poor now do we . He had struggled down the road ,. When he entered the class the teacher gave him a second glance is every thing alright Alan yes Thankyou miss he replied being glad of a sit down. As he sat there he thought about what his mother had said "don't forget to show that banana off Alan and make sure everyone gets to roll you marbellls you'll have a lovely time". Alan did not share his mothers enthusiasm . How he had longed for an orange and tin soldier something he could keep to his self safely tucked away . He couldn't take it any more so at playtime with banana in hand he made a scope for two oranges . He felt much better eating one straight away. Then when the boys and girls wanted to look at his marbles he decided he would swop these too .  6 marbles for any one wanting to exchange. He got a ball , a wooden horse ,the tin soldier he wanted , a book and some sweets he then kept the last six so not to rise suspicion . Alan went home and straight to his room what a wonderfull Christmas he thought sitting on the bed eating his orange and playing with all his toys .

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The weekend

The mini bus arrived at the holiday camp , a mixed buch Young and old , bags were dumped in thier chalets , and then into the bar for toasted sandwiches followed by beer and Bacardi . "Is it nearly time for dinner " asked one lady , a fellow camper replied "I expect your hungry being a salad dodger. " The lady next to her thought this quite rude and using her phsycic power tried to put a spell on him turning him into a gnome on a second glance she decided that was how he always looked. The next day games were played in the ballroom and when the social dancing came on one of the campers asked the dj for a shagg when his mouth droped open she explained it was a new dance and her and her friends wanted to learn it . I think he was quite relieved being only a young man . They ventured out into the fresh air were crazy golf was played with numerous shots being taken until the oldest lady in the group was the winner "well done" the others had said to her now for a spot of yoga the ladies were all up for this balancing on one leg whilst spreading the other legs wide apart every which way but loose. Some of the women were quite grateful as the men campers had been playing with thier bowls all afternoon and looked done in .  When the evening came the hall was packed , into the hall walked a couple of divas Tina turner and Diana Ross were there in full regalia . The crowd not taking much notice ,busy watching the show. But every time miss turner rose from her seat for a drink chat or a wee she spontaneously started to shake her legs and backside making an arched position at first people was not sure weather to call paramedics but on noticing that Diana seemed to have something similar with a consistency to keep flicking her hair over her shoulders they decided that they must of come with the voucher holders . At the end of the evening when a good time had been had by all both ladies left with thier dignity and tenner ladies in tact.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Sore throat

The lady was all set for Sundays karaoke but when she woke up in the morning her worse fears a sore throat ! Never the less she soldiered on and arrived at the club hardly able to speak but not wanting to be left out she was called up for her first song "don't they know it's the end of the world " afterwards one of the other entertainers offered her a wurthers original , not wanting to be rude she accepted and sucked it inbetween the salmon sandwiches . On her next turn "God bless the child" a little improvement but then her former agent said " I would like to have said I enjoyed that"  after a long decision she ran to the shop and bought herself a large bag of wurthers and sucked away profusely and then it happened song number three. "Have you ever been lonely " was belted out to claps and cheers "she's back "they said hence she's been sucking away all week only another two weeks to go .

Thursday, 14 May 2015


On the early hours of Tuesday morning my first grandchild was born a little girl weighing 5pound 14 ounces . Her name is Ava and its suits her perfectly she has black hair and navy blue eyes . Born six weeks early and a little poorly but she has already picked up in theses first few days . I was unexpectantly present at her birth and amazed at my own self. My daughter was excellent and now we have a beautiful baby to enjoy, for many years. Thankyou Cherie . X

Friday, 3 April 2015

Happy easter

This morning on the television was Easter parade judy garland and Fred Astaire a different class to the Paul Daniels and Debbie mgee version on stars in thier eyes a few years ago. We always used to watch that film at Easter when we were little in between eating Easter eggs and going to parties . There was always a party at Easter and the highlight would be , the Easter bonnet parade . All the women and children would line up and parade around someone's front room showing off the bonnet they had made , hoping to win a non existent prize, as every one was a winner. It was non stop partying  from good Friday lunch time until the early hours of bank holiday monday. In families homes or clubs that we often visited.  Easter was my favourite time it always seemed bright , the daffodils were out in my nans garden and it seemed to be warm. Nowadays it's always raining and if any one wanted to be in an Easter parade they would have to go to b&q that seems to be the in place over Easter, and then people say had a lovely weekend had to go to b&q a few times . They don't know how to party , not like us. Happy Easter.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

cherie x

I must say Thankyou to my daughter who helped me with the blog below she has already today done my nails gave me a pedicure tinted my eyelashes and eyebrows and made sandwiches. Oh yes and she's pregnant and I forgot she also done her sisters beauty needs love you Cherie xx

Leibster Award

Thank you Tracey Curzon-Manners http://boxofficegirl.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/sleeping-beauty.html for my nomination for the Liebster Award! I am shocked at such an honour it is very much appreciated .
these were my questions from my nominator:

1. When was the last time you went to the theatre and what did you see?  Just before Christmas I saw paloma faith it was brilliant.
2. Who would you most like to interview? George clooney x
3. Who would you most like to be interviewed by? George clooney x
4. Do you snore? Yes but only loud enough to keep my husband awake !
5. Have you ever stood up a date for no good reason? No  never would
6. Have you ever warn the same clothes 2,3 or more days on the trot? No I love washing!
7. If you were a T-shirt what colour would you be and why? Red bright and cheerful
8. Have you ever parked in a disabled spot when you shouldn't? No
9. What is your best quality? Patience
10. What is your worst quality?always sitting down
11. Which of your blog posts is your favourite and why? The only way is Stratford it brings back so many memories.

1. I am going to be a nan for the first time in June
2. I love karaoke. I can't sing
3. I always see the funny side of things
4. I can usually make a good situation out of something bad
5. I flit from one hobby to another but always come back to writing
6. I love music pre 1990
7. One of my favourite authors was Joyce grenfell
8 I am useless on the computer my daughter helped me with this
9. All my blogs are based on people I know
10. I am addicted to tea hence teatimeshorties
11. I have not stopped laughing with my family for over fifty years
These are my nominees

Vintage script Emma Louise of ram http://www.vintagescript.blogspot.co.uk
Stuart ayris http://tollesburytimeforever.blogspot.co.uk
Lenny Smith https://www.facebook.com/lennysmithauthor
 http://girlinwellies.com/ Anne Bennett Brosnan
.http://www.words-of-a-feather.com/ Janys Hyde.

 Good luck!

The Official Rules of The Liebster Award 
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  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
  3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!) 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

As she sailed along on the gentle stream
The breeze was blowing through her knees.
As she turned to greet her other he was smiling holding his rudder.
It became a bumpy ride
When dad turned to mother come on my love he winked at her and she replied 
Get off you dirty bugger.
An angels face so fair
Let's you know she cares

With eyes so bright 
She shines her light

And guides you through the air

The sun the sea
The breeze in the trees
Couples walking hand in hand
Children playing in the sand
Old people listening to the band
And then there's me
Watching and seeing all that is free.
The sea rushes ashore
The woman on the beach 
Can take no more
She gently puts her hand to reach
As the big harsh wave uses it's claw
And takes the woman off to sleep.

Strong woman

The turban over the rolled up hair
The piny that shows the Staines 
The bright pink lipstick on lips so fair

The tea on the table with bread and jam
The children are seated all around
The woman makes sure she feeds her man

The tin bath is taken from off the wall
While they wait for the kettle to boil
The clothes all dirty and filled with holes

A good nights sleep and on we go
Marching to work you never say no.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Locked out

I have been locked out of my blog for months , not really sure how I got back into it today.
Hopefully I will be able to access it from know on its a Google plus problem.

Any way I am going to be a nan and while discussing names with my daughter she told me her future father in laws middle name was van . The only one I know is van Morrison  to which she replied oh we thought it might be a conception name  to which my son joined in what morrisons . I will not be visiting the fruit and veg Isle for a while. Be back soon hopefully x