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    Ely, Cambs
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    Family and friends, church and trying to make the world a happier and more peaceful place in whatever way I can!

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  1. MargieH

    Out and about with Compo

  2. MargieH

    Cats !

    Rog, I don't mean 'shoot' the cats with a water pistol!! I meant a plant sprayer which produces a spray, not a jet of water.... Your scarer sounds a good idea but will some frequencies damage the hearing of birds?
  3. MargieH

    Out and about with Compo

    You're not walking with Giants when I'm around BK! I'm only 5' 2" and getting shorter by the year!
  4. MargieH

    Cats !

    Easy to say, Col, but outdoor cats are free spirits and will roam wherever they please however much you tell them to stay in their own garden! The only way to keep cats out of your garden is to make them scared to go in there (perhaps a hand held water spray whenever you see them on your property) or, as Rog says, a sonic-type cat scarer? Perhaps they will then eventually learn to avoid certain gardens? I tell my neighbours to squirt our two cats with water and loudly shoo them away if they don't want them in their garden. Luckily, they don't mind our cats visiting!
  5. MargieH

    How's your day?

    So why do you bother to watch it every year, FLY?
  6. MargieH

    How's your day?

    We went toTelford for the day today - 260 miles round trip, with a couple of diversions because of roadworks. Paul needed to go to the Baptist Assembly in the International Centre there but I spent the morning in the new, improved shopping centre (kept getting lost in there so did lots of 'steps' ) and the afternoon at the cinema. It was the first time in my life that I've ever been to the flicks on my own and it felt very strange at first. I saw 'Tolkien' and it was a very moving film. I love 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and it was fascinating to see how his experiences in life came out in the books. I wasn't expecting the film to make me feel so emotional.... when Paul asked me what it was like I got quite choked up just telling him. Anyway, we've got back home safely and are now watching the Eurovision Song Contest... some strange songs as usual!
  7. MargieH

    Nottingham Childrens Hospital

    Very strange.... in the grand scheme of things (or by God's grace as I would prefer to call it) you were obviously meant to survive that night
  8. MargieH

    How's your day?

    Brew, I know it wasn't called that - it's just what happened. As I said, I wasn't the only one to go up a class, so I didn't feel alone. I was always happy at school and we didn't think anything about it at the time...
  9. MargieH

    Photos to cheer us up

    Eastbourne? Or could it be I.O.W?
  10. MargieH

    How's your day?

    I was 'up-classed' at Primary School ( I wasn't the only one!) so had 2 years in the top class. With the mixed age classes we have in our local primary school here, they have a really good system. A few kids, (age 6 - 7) who are thought to be academically able and emotionally mature are often put in the next year's class (age 7 - 8) although they still go with their own age group at lunch and playtime. The next year, nearly every class is made up of roughly equal numbers of 2 different age groups until they leave at 11 years old. As far as I know, no-one is 'back-classed' and it's a happy school with dedicated teachers and teaching assistants...
  11. MargieH

    How's your day?

    I worked with hearing-impaired students for 3 decades and, in the early years, I remember accompanying one of the profoundly deaf students as they took their C.S.E. Science exam in a separate room. I signed the questions to them, then the multiple choice answers, and they ticked the answer they wanted. It was quite difficult sometimes, as the signs can give clues to the meaning of certain scientific words which they were being tested on! Other times I was used as a 'reader' for special needs children (not hearing-impaired) in certain exams. In both cases there was someone else in the room invigilating both of Lastly, I was once an 'ordinary' invigilator for G.C.S.E. (to make up the numbers when someone didn't turn up) but didn't like that as much....
  12. I thought you could just eat it.... no, why did I say that? Yuk..
  13. Col, having a bath in porridge sounds lovely.... must try it. Lol
  14. Ben, I think I must have too much time on my hands today.... I was only being A BIT nosy. lol
  15. It's a Facebook site - Nottingham Way Back When