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Monthly Archive for "November 2012"

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 04 Nov 2012



Me to H.
“I liked reading my Kindle in bed this morning”
H…. “Who?”
Me…“I said… My Kindle”
H… “don’t know who you mean. Who is he”
Me… “who who is?”
H… “my Kindle….”
H… “….but who IS he?”

By now we were looking at one another bemused…..


Only just stopped laughing…. He thought I said Mike HINDLE! (Whoever he might be!!!)

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 04 Nov 2012

Sad news

On October 22nd a very long-term friend passed away. I met Arthur in 1975 and worked with him after I left school. We were engaged for a couple of years and lived together. I was always fond of him and over the years we remained close and in touch – albeit infrequently. His ex-wife is a friend and his daughter the best friend of my niece.
He hadn’t been well for a while – sadly due to alcohol.
He was too young to go.
The funeral was a gentle and quiet one and I went with Sis and her husband. Afterwards everyone went to the Hare & Hounds at Bowland Bridge – where Arthur liked to go out for lunch often. It was a good-humoured occasion and despite the sadness a joy to see old friends who in some cases I hadn’t seen since around 1980 or so. We all decided that we would get together soon for a proper reunion.
On the way home I noticed that the mountains in the Lakes had a first covering of snow.
And just as I got closee to home I saw a large flock of fieldfares flitting in a field where the crops had been gathered.
St Johns in the Vale Sister clouds
fieldfare flockDeep cloud bank over the Pennines

This weekend (3-4th November) Sis and niece came for the day – we met in town at Booths for coffee and cake. I got out the old leather suitcase of our Fathers which is full of old (VERY old) photos, documents, bits and bobs, school reports, ration books, National Service records etc and for the first time Clare was able to look through and learn more about her long gone relatives, including Dad (her Grandfather) who she never met as he passed away a few years before she was born.

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 04 Nov 2012

Autumn glory

The poor summer has somehow mean a stunning autumn of amazing colours on the trees.
I had something to think over and took myself to Acorn Bank with Rosie for a walk around the woods. It was so lovely that I could have cried. Thick carpets of dry gold and red crunched leaves with spires of small autumn crocus here and there.
Autumn Glory Autumn crocus
Rosie in the woods

And on the way home…….
Autumn is amazing this year

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 04 Nov 2012

Dust has settled

After the conference things quietened down. The weekend after I had a long looked-forward to visit to Chrissie. Time with Chrissie is always good for the soul. Always. As usual we took a drive out to Cleethorpes – mostly to be on the coast, but also to people-watch. Plus of course we had fish and chips.