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30 04 2011

I have joined this challenge a bit late but am jogging along trying to keep up. I am new to wordpress (previousely a Blogger) and am really enjoying it. I find WP much more interactive although being relatively new to blogging and a bit of a technophobe, still trying to work out how to add postaweek badge to Blog, I am begining to find my way around. After the technical bit subject matter has always  problem and post aweek has definitely helped, the inspirations have well…..inspired me! The Daily post invites me into your community and I feel welcome. Keep It going please.


Describe your first encounter with a celebrity

28 04 2011


My first encounter was a long time ago. I was fifteen years old, My best friend Julie and I had a job at a local Night Club, Kempton Manor. I know I can hear you thinking fifteen? Nightclub? well just let me remind you this was in the 70’s and things where a lot more easy-going then than they are now, we worked collecting glasses and washing up as well as cooking burgers in the foyer and manning the cloak room. I can honestly say that it didn’t do me any harm and was a good source of pocket-money. we thought we where the bees knees having Jobs and took delight in showing off our spending power, buying new clobber at the local Market. It was a relatively short  lived pleasure, as Julie decided to bunk off her Saturday night shift to watch Showaddywaddy at our local sports centre and  I went along also. Unfortunately so did one of the bouncers from Kempton and we both got the sack.It was while working the cloakroom at Kempton that we had our encounter. Back in those days radio one DJ’s where big celebrity’s and to have one of their road shows at the club was very exciting for us teenagers, We met Noel Edmonds! I say met, he stood next to me,so close that I could have reached out and touched him, but of course I didn’t, I was far to shy to ask for an autograph or say anything.I just stood and gazed at him in awe, us girls listened to him all the time on the radio and I couldn’t believe he was here. I can see him now shoulder length hair and a well-groomed  beard,the most glamorous person I had ever seen I am pretty sure he had on a sparkly green jacket. I remember peering out from the coat check as he did his thing and seem to recall there being a stunt involving Daffodil bulbs? Well that was it really he finished his Gig, hung around with his entourage and left without even seeing me I think. Happy days,who would have thought Noel Edmonds was ever glamorous?

The great non finnisher

27 04 2011

I am a restless soul! constantly searching for new experiences but not brave enough to take any chances I hop from project to project without really fulfilling any of them. Post a week will be perfect for me as I am much better at achieving set goals than my own, so here we go. I will post once a week.  watch out for me I might need some reminding.

>Restless Ramblings of a Menopausal Child.

3 04 2011


Aim Higher
Today has been a little how i feel, not quite anything, mild but not warm, bright but not sunny, nice but not great!Today i feel so restless, like  I am on the verge of something that refuses to reveal itself. Like the secret of life is just out of reach, teasing me as it dances around on the edge of my consciousness. If I had any sense I would go and find something to do and stop pushing for the answer because this soul searching makes me miserable, but I can’t.
This leads me to ask my self the usual boring question “why can’t I feel content”? I wish I knew what it was that I feel is missing. Does anyone else understand this? I have had a really nice weekend, a family meal for my Birthday, it was great to have my husband, sons
 and brothers around me as well as their family’s.Mothers day has been remembered by both of my sons but still I feel unfulfilled. I have some great people and things in my life but I am certain that there is something more for me.I want More! if only i could work out what I want more of.

But part of me does know if I am honest.I shall write a list and hope I don’t shame myself.

I am 51 now and I want to be adored, my husband loves me I know, but adore me? He must be driven insane by my neediness and searching for excitement. I want to be adored, I want to feel that sense of desperate wanting, when you cant wait to see someone, that I felt when we first met 34 years ago.
I am 51 now and I want to be needed, I want to be the centre of someones life, my sons still need me a bit but not like when they where children with cuddles and laughter on tap. In those days i felt part of something not like i was circling around the edge of someone Else’s life.
I am 51 now and my Mum is ill and probably wont be around for much longer now. My mum always made me feel special. My mum always had the answer to all of life’s problems, where will I go for that unconditional comfort when she is gone.
I am 51 now and My Mum is ill. She is scared and unsure of what is ahead of her, she asks me for reassurance that she has not commited a sin that will prevent her going to heaven. I am sure she hasn’t, she is a kind loving woman, but I am not sure about the heaven bit. What do I tell her? I try to tell her that she has nothing to fear but even in her muddled state of mind I,m not sure she is convinced and wish I could say more. She needs me to say more, she would know what to do where the roles reversed.
I am 51 now and feel I should do something that matters.Climb a mountain! sail a tall ship! join a silent order! Sing with a band! Write a song! Feed the world! Find God!Care for orphans in a far off land!Get in my car and drive until I run out of road! Scream until I run out of breath!
I am 51 now. Would somebody please tell me what to do? In return I will do my best to map read  when you get lost.
Does any one else feel like this or is it just the Menopause, I do hope it is just the big M because I am driving myself mad with this and am well aware that I am becoming a self pitying bore. Sorry.


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