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MargieH last won the day on December 23 2017

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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. Ian and Col.... Everley Bros and Buddy Holly..... they bring back such acute memories for me I'm in tears before I even start the day properly
  2. MargieH

    How's your day?

    Melissa and Catfan, Seeing how long they could keep quiet....I don't think that would work with our two! I know very little children still like playing 'sleeping tigers' at parties and the toddlers that I know like the song about sleeping bunnies, but they only manage about 30 seconds with their eyes closed ... I think it will have to be Monopoly, Scrabble, Othello and Yahtzee, followed by a bike ride round the village and ending up in the park for a picnic... as long as it doesn't rain! Sorry you've had such a trying day, Ian
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    Things you don't see anymore

    Brew, I used to do French knitting as well, but never knew what to do with the long tube of wool that was created. I think I made a mat once by coiling it round and round, then stitching it, but nothing else. There are kits you can buy for children nowadays to do French knitting. I suppose it's necessary as cotton reels are plastic now and not wood, so you can't hammer pins in them. Not that many households use thread anymore.....
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    Things you don't see anymore

    Thanks for posting that link, Catfan. On there, it also mentioned how one could make woolly pom-poms using two cardboard tops from the school milk bottles.... I remember doing that!
  5. MargieH

    How's your day?

    We had two of our grandchildren (9 and 7) staying with us in the caravan for two days last week. It was lovely to have them with us but it was tiring.... they are great kids but their energy levels are way above mine! I'm looking after them tomorrow all day, also Friday, but while they're at home they do amuse themselves for the odd half hour... so it's easier than being in the caravan. They both like playing board games and always choose Monopoly to play first because I don't like it that much - little monkeys! Really loved listening to that song - thankyou Catfan and Carni
  6. MargieH

    Things you don't see anymore

    Did sterilised milk bottles have long thin necks?
  7. MargieH

    Things you don't see anymore

    Yes, I remember that - there were no options for skimmed or semiskimmed milk then..
  8. MargieH

    Things you don't see anymore

    ..... and you stood the bottles of milk in a bucket containing cold water
  9. I saw the yellow car first and thought it was parked by the side of a van!
  10. MargieH

    My Bike rides

    I got excited when I saw Beckingham but then realised it wasn't the same Beckingham where many of my ancestors are buried... my Beckingham is near Gainsborough.
  11. MargieH

    Freedom of speech

    That's very noble of you, Rog! But I reckon that's the way... to do good without expecting any reward - or even recognition - for it. Of course, it's nice when good deeds ARE acknowledged but YOU (and dare I say, God?) know what you did for him and that's what really matters x
  12. MargieH

    Freedom of speech

    Yes, Rog, it's good to see you're posting again. How is the older gentleman you used to look after? What are you cooking these days? Are you still trike--riding?
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    Freedom of speech

    I have two good friends in our village who are lesbians - I don't particularly like using that term as they are just nice people who happen to love each other and are fully committed to being a family. They have 2 children, one each, but both with the same father (NOT naturally conceived, I might add....). He's a good friend of theirs and happily agreed to give them the opportunity to have children to love. The father comes to see the children regularly but doesn't live with them. The family is happy and stable and the children seem well adjusted. Having two mums doesn't seem to be a problem for them, or other people in the village, as far as I know. The two mums share the childcare as both of them work - one of them full time. Our grandchildren know that their friends have 2 mums and it doesn't bother them at all.
  14. MargieH

    Coal Mining in Notts

    Unusual name... why have you named yourself after a ground beetle? No offence, I just wondered...
  15. MargieH

    Happy Birthday

    Hope you're enjoying your birthday, E.