Jill Sparrow

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  1. You Couldn't Make this Up !

    Bill Gates' philosophy is nothing new to me nor, I suspect, to most of us. Heard all that from childhood. Basically, if you want it, earn it, life will never owe you a living and no matter how much studying you do, you will never be any better than anyone else...our house, our rules...don't blame others for your own shortcomings, etc. They both loved me to bits but had the sense to know that rules and discipline are the building bricks without which no one ever achieved anything. I am eternally grateful to them!
  2. You Couldn't Make this Up !

    I studied with the Open University starting in the early 1980s for 5 years, gaining a BA Hons. I paid the fees myself and worked full time throughout, studying in the evenings and at weekends, attending lectures and taking my exams at Nottingham University in Highfields. It took tremendous self discipline but I managed it. Going on to a full time post graduate teaching qualification afterwards seemed easy by comparison. I admit, I'm a lazy little bu99er. It was better for me to work while I was studying because my level of motivation was higher that way. Couldn't do it now. Usually fall asleep when I get home at night!
  3. How's your day?

    Doggy Ben sounds a real charmer. He's wowing the ladies of all ages, everyone wants to cuddle him, he's cuteness on legs and he fits in anywhere, effortlessly! There was really only one name for him, wasn't there?
  4. Nobs & Knobs in Nottingham

    Casanova was an aristocrat, I believe!
  5. How's your day?

    Well you kept that quiet, NBL! Happy belated birthday!
  6. Things you don't see anymore

    When I was born...almost 60 years ago, we had a paraffin heater. Mum bought it in 1950 when my sister was born. Terry nappies were still rationed then...as were many things...and mum didn't have many. If the weather was wet and she couldn't dry them outdoors, they were ranged on the clothes horse in front of the Paul Warma heater. It was made of stove enamel and had a fuel reservoir that lifted out of the back by means of a handle. I too remember freezing cold bedrooms with Jack Frost fronds inside the window panes. Although there were fireplaces in the bedrooms, there were no fires unless anyone was ill or confined to bed. Over the winter of 62/63, everything froze, even the water main in the road. We really appreciated our paraffin heater then! This is an almost identical model to ours!
  7. How's your day?

    You lucky beggar, Gem! I'm envious!
  8. Sentimental old 'Tat' and liberty bodices

    Ill have a look into Ben's ancestry one of these days. I wouldn't be surprised to discover that he's related to Casanova!
  9. Bread

    That's reminded me of the mini cottage loaves that Pork Farms on Friar Lane, next to D&P used to sell in the 70s. They were available just as they were or salad filled for lunchtime. Delicious. Never saw them anywhere else.
  10. Bread

    Yes, I remember those well but don't know what they were called!
  11. pets?

    Indeed, Gem! My four, biscuits on demand, Turkey garnish on their Whiskas, warm beds, glowing log burner and Dreamies by the packetful, tell me they intend to live forever! I don't doubt it!
  12. Washing, dolly tubs and mangles

    That would be due to the blue bags and a good old boiling in the copper...but without you in it, Rog!
  13. pets?

    I'm still going through many paws...and probably will be until I shuffle off into the sunset!
  14. Sentimental old 'Tat' and liberty bodices

    Don't put ideas in his head, Rog!
  15. How's your day?

    Another example of inefficiency and waste in the NHS! As an aside, the Parkinson's nurse specialist my mother used to see was far more clued up about the subject than the consultant! In fact, it was she who spotted that my mother actually had MSA and not Parkinson's, although the consultant wouldn't have it. I know who I had most trust in!