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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Monday 18 October 21 18:41 BST (UK)  »
Oh Gosh L M!
Just shows you doesn’t it.
I have been out and about a bit ,on buses and the train to my daughter’s .
Must start testing again ,I have a full pack of tests.
I wonder if people thought the masks protected them ( know it is for the protection of others) they would wear them more.
I wear mine .
Many are getting careless.
Others do not care at all, and by now  it  ought to be subsiding , many doubly vaccinated people and even booster treated people are getting milder symptoms ,but they are still infectious .
I wonder if it is mutating again .
Imagine my friend’s carers ,from patient to patient .
Despite full protective clothing they are not safe really nor are their patients .
Hope everyone keeps well.

What a pain in the tooth LM.!
Oh teeth, hope yours settles down.

Roobarb nice to hear you are able to get to some of your classes, how is your sense of taste now?Better I hope.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Monday 18 October 21 17:11 BST (UK)  »
I think it is very much to do with the fact that I have not grown up yet!
Nor do I intend to.
They will have to put my toys in my coffin!
A Dolly’s tea set circa 1800’s No no no , not that old but bought second hand
with a tiny glass junket set ,from a junk shop during the war ( yeeees,that
again!)brought to where I was evacuated , for Christmas .
Seemingly FC met mum on the way from her walk up from the road between Shrewsbury and the tiny hamlet where I lived ,and asked her to deliver it.
Later I could see the boxes were shirt boxes decorated with maroon sticky paper with my name in pale blue cut out letters. The junket set box dark blue with my name in pink .
I have both sets still ,that would be eighty years ago.
I haven’t played with them for a few weeks!

I can be a bit lazy re mundane day in day out chores but do a big clear out and yes I am up for it ,trouble is—- it all goes back  :-[

Lucky to have a good memory,no idea where my specs are but ask me what I was wearing at such and such an occasion etc fifty years ago ,that is no problem , I think I ought to be getting worried!
I need to have a stronger sense of throwawayitus ,very poorly developed mine!
I want my children to say “Aaaw, she left everything all organised “ instead it will be “ What the heck are these “ holding up a little glass bottle ,someone will identify them as their  and the other two children’s milk teeth plus  the puppies’ which my daughter saved and put them all together .
If they are ever used inDNA tests there will be a Westie and a Scottie in our family tree!
Well better get in and pretend I am busy ,daughter phones this evening for a
couple of hours ,so catch up on news re new baby Flash Harry etc.
Cheerio , look after yourselves

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary week ending 24th October
« on: Monday 18 October 21 12:43 BST (UK)  »
Well, all organised to go to M/c  this morning to get the concessionary train travel pass ,and tickets .
Thought I had better double check how my friend was and that  there were no relatives from York there also as they have priority of course.
Son who is her main carer said one of the visiting carers has tested positive !
So tests etc and not a good time for them, phoned to cancel Hotel but have until 4 O’Clock Sunday to cancel without penalty fees.
However I think it too much for them to cope with just now and so it will be wait and see.
No sense getting the train pass if not travelling very soon,it lasts a year so a couple of wasted months possibly.
So took my decent clothes off, changed into jogging pants and sweater ,made a cuppa and flew to my  iPad for consolation!
Ah well, I have lots to do.
Son found a very very small strong and dangerously sharp stitch unpicker so I can have another go at my choked up machine , I have missed it .
It might very well need a repair but perhaps the shop which left Bury for Burnley can sort that otherwise I might treat myself to a new one .
I have the old hand machine converted to electric with a small motor attachment ,was giving it to grand daughter but might keep it although it does weigh a ton. An all metal Singer.

I like treating myself , ::)OH was a great treater but always jewellery because I once said that a new vacuum was not exactly a present for me ,the house yes, but not me .
He vacuumed but we would have ended up with round rooms as corners did not get done ,nothing moved etc.  ;D ;

Such a dull and gloomy day .
What ought I to expect at this time of year. !
Normally I would be checking what I
needed to buy for Christmas cake, puds, mincemeat etc.
Gone off rich dark cake somewhat .
Made a really  nice Dundee  cake last year which was lovely ,I like my mincemeat recipe too with orange zest and coriander and Cointreau .
But watching the sugar I won’t be eating many!
I used to make eight dozen!
OH was a great help in eating them ,took some to Grandma’s for the annual Boxing  day party ,there were twenty or so of us there .

Well must get on, hope all is well at my friend’s .

Grand daughter here at weekend.
Maybe news  of new baby too.
She can take back  with her a little present for Flash Harry.
All his toys that are still here and I can’t bear to get rid of them !
What a super little presence.
Cheerio. Hope everyone has some nice things happening now or in the near future ,keeps well or if  ill make good recoveries .

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 17th October
« on: Saturday 16 October 21 18:13 BST (UK)  »
I am going to have a busy weekend.
Because my husband paid until the zBelgian Nat Ins scheme he got abd I now get a small widow’s pension.
A big thick form has to be filled in ,in Flemish, pre Brexit it was in English.
Their tax year is January through December ,ours April to April of course.
They want every little detail,even rates  of exchange on given  dates etc.

I keep papers in good order , but the overlap from our dates means some for Belgium  starting January ending December are then in a different year file to part of ours starting April!
I have the  idea of filing them in three month blocks ,January  to end of March April to June etc June then July to end of September ,October to end December .
Belgium can have four three month blocks of the same year .
GB can have the last three of one year and the first of the next year.
So will set about that later tonight .
Why did I not think about  that  years ago,.!

A dry day today ,not too cold either.
Bacon ,mushrooms and grilled tomatoes for tea, tomorrow a leek and cheese flan - with some creamy potatoes in it., with broccoli a cheese sauce.
Well off for a bath and then tea. Abd a good programme about the Celts ,Alice Roberts abd Neil Oliver abd a detective story with Sallly Lindsay ,but Ashes to Ashes on too.Lots of scenes filmed in parts of Manchester I knew.
Cheerio, hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay well ,those poorly,a good recovery.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of death - Parkes?
« on: Saturday 16 October 21 10:12 BST (UK)  »
Yes Gadget, the word eclampsia did not come to mind but the word which we now know to be Partus is the clue. As I said I thought it might have been to do with childbirth but the word eclampsia escaped me.
We talk about post partum haemorrhages etc.
Don’t you feel sorry for women in those early times, it is bad enough now!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of death - Parkes?
« on: Friday 15 October 21 23:23 BST (UK)  »
The first part looks like Parthis but don’t think it is that.
The  second is Convulsions 19 hours .Certified .
I wonder if it is a mis spelling of Pthysis  ,the proper name for Tuberculosis?
The term Haemoptysis is used for the coughing and spitting of blood .
P.S. A thought, probably to do with childbirth two days before, not two days duration of any symptoms necessarily.But of course in this instance it could not have been longer ie before the birth.
 The young woman could convulse through loss of blood perhaps or a raging infection like Puerperal Fever ,but two days still seems soon  for that.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation in early 1800's COMPLETED Thanks
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 14:33 BST (UK)  »
I think it is a very odd “ of” but so close to tiler seemed part of that

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary > Summary - Week ending 17th October
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 10:42 BST (UK)  »
Well, speak of the devil!
Post this morning Premium Bonds , £25 win.
The bond win is a nice little surprise for grand daughter when she comes up,  one of £500 I gave my grand daughter for a Birthday some years ago,likewise her brother.
He won a time ago,£25 , but had been short of cash so I had given him the  cash value and I have done the same for grand daughter -  I have the bonds ,she got the cash value but  I felt they should have any winnings as if they still owned the bonds .
It was just a bit of pride saving.
Not to have to ask for a loan but to use what they had already.
I must speak ill of bonds  more often!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation in early 1800's
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 10:25 BST (UK)  »
It looks like Tiler to me too, but the ge at the end?
The initial letters are very similar ,but only one l so unless an error in spelling - not impossible- tiler seems very likely.

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