|Jan 22||The Park in Hambrook||posted 4/2/10|
I came to visit family over the christmas period and my mum took myself and her grandchildren to a lovely park in hambrook. We had a lovely time in such a quality play area. I live in Southampton and we do not have anything this nice to take our children too and it made a very nice change to take my children to a park that is clean, tidy and has lovely play facilities. Kind Regards , Emma Phillips
|The long trip to the co-op|
Thursday January 7th dawned and after two vain attempts at getting cars out of the drive we resorted to our walking shoes! The captain of our village cricket team needed the exercise so a walk to Southbourne Co-op seemed a mountain away but we put on a stride and rucksack and forty minutes later after a few slip-ups arrived. We tried to catch a train but failed on how to get a platform ticket and a bus was out of our reach. The old spirit of talk to everyone you meet seemed to have returned and life seemed good.
The return journey was easier knowing the pitfalls until someone you know “Dave and Kim Castle” pull up to give you a lift home! Tempting but not in the Barleycorn carpark so a pint was the order of the day!! But the hero of the week is my sons headmaster who insists his school never shuts but had to forclose last Wednesday until today Monday 11 th and sent homework to them via e-mail! He is true grit!!! And he has his own digger to clear the school grounds!
Thanks to Carol Haskett
CFL's - an alternative viewpoint.
Clearly comparing like with like is not easy. The new type Halogen Classic 28 watt uses 30% less electricity than the old fashioned standard 40 watt lamp, is significantly more expensive to buy, but will last longer than a conventional bulb. This is because the class “envelope” is filled with halogen, the inert gas which causes the molecules of tungsten given off by a hot lamp filament to spontaneously bond back on to the filament as soon as it is switched off…. So these new type of 240 volt lamps will not get progressively dimmer at anything like the same rate.
"The case of the vanishing person.
I have found writing this article very difficult, and it has been re-written many times, in order not to offend anyone, and yet putting over a delicate point that I know some people with long term chronic would like to highlight.
No matter what people may think, politically correct or otherwise there is a great deal of responsibility, life skills, comprehension, understanding, and wherewithal to being a partner, parent and person. As the years progress, roles between people are mutually defined and agreed, living happily ever after, based on the ‘Us' premise.
Of course the relationship between two people, who are effected by long term chronic illness will change, nothing to be frightened about, it's the natural thing. However I have noticed over the years, that some carers unwittingly start to use the term “I” or “my”, in place of “we” and “us”, when talking to people. I am sure that this is based on kindness assuming that reducing the stress of day to day workload, finances, spreadsheet, booking flights, holidays, insurance, fielding phone calls, decision about colours, house improvement and so. Gradually the person with the illness has less to do, and feel sorry for themselves, with the reducing responsibility and stimulus. They become too frightened to mention this to their partner, in case they offend them, knowing that their condition may get worse, and the carer has enough problems already, now and in the future.
We now ask how can we handle this delicate challenge, perhaps dinner for two with the essential candles (the more the better), and a candid, loving talk sprinkled with humour, to start sharing roles again, unless of course you are happy the way things are.
Yours Bob Ashwood."
|Crime doesn't pay||Weird or what?|
|Bone aches in the knee||Lynny Hughes|
A selection of tricks and illusions
|Can you believe your eyes?||More Optical Illusions|
|Science and optical illusions||Illusions for students|
|Tricks and illusions||Have a look at this!|
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? Next time you feel a sneeze coming, try it!
(and if so, why did you say it?)
Does anyone else find, as you get older
You get weird twinges in your shoulder?
Does anyone else, or is it just me?
Gets those strange bone aches in the knee
And when for sometime kneeling down
Have trouble getting off the ground
When somewhere quick you try to nip
Do you get held up, by a dodgy hip?
Are your fingers less effective?
Eyesight somewhat more defective?
Do 'all' arteries start to harden?
When someone speaks - do you keep saying 'Pardon?'
And when you sit to relax and be less serious
Along comes aching back most mysterious
Do others find senses getting duller?
Hair lost nearly all its colour
That once slim and lithesome figure
Now more fulsome and, well, bigger!
And even so my skin is full of creases
Does everybody fall to pieces?
And yet, inside this dodgy shell
Is the me I know so well
Looking out of myself is the very same me
That was five and ten and twenty three
And its not 'me' that's so worn out and shoddy
It's just this silly old physical body!
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