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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #15 on: April 11, 2010, 12:59 AM »
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I understand I'm not really allowed in here, being one of the youngest members, but I can't help but say that whenever I read the title of the thread, I want to burst into that Julie Andrews song, Getting To Know You! I think it's from The Sound Of Music but they recently used it on the Magnet Kitchens adverts...
Getting to know you,
Getting to feel free and easy!
yay
I'll leave now... sorry

Actually the song is from "The King and I", but never mind!   Please don't think this thread is totally exclusive to the older members.  I does after all say "one and all"!
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #16 on: April 11, 2010, 01:01 AM »
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Actually the song is from "The King and I", but never mind!  I don't know the advert you refer to but it's quite possible that Julie Andrews earned a few quid singing it for Magnet (about whom I could tell a tale that would make your hair curl).  It crossed my mind too.  Please don't think this thread is totally exclusive to the older members.  I does after all say "one and all!"
Ah right, wasn't sure! My my Julie Andrews gets around a bit musicals-wise doesn't she? lol
And I know, I just think if anyone shouldn't be in here, it's me! Very Happy
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #17 on: April 11, 2010, 01:11 AM »
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Ah right, wasn't sure! My my Julie Andrews gets around a bit musicals-wise doesn't she? lol
And I know, I just think if anyone shouldn't be in here, it's me! Very Happy
Why?  It's you young ones that keep us oldies young!  So bigarmhug

If anyone wants to refresh their memory, here's the song from the 1956 film:

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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #18 on: April 11, 2010, 01:52 AM »
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Why?  It's you young ones that keep us oldies young!  So bigarmhug

If anyone wants to refresh their memory, here's the song from the 1956 film:



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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #19 on: April 11, 2010, 08:01 AM »
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Hello everyone, Thanks for starting up this discussion for the seniors ! In fact I remember Andy saying how surprised he was, that he has so many grandparents as supporters.
Well I'm a grandmother & I live in Suffolk & I've been watching & supporting Andy for many, many years now.
I've been hoping to find a companion to go & watch Andy play in touraments overseas, maybe Monte Carlo, Madrid or Rome. I would prefer an older person & I'm on a limited budget. I  would really like to see him play but never had the opportunity. Although we have his fan websites, there does not seem to be anyone organising trips to see him play, so I thought maybe I could advertise for a companion. Is there anybody out there who might be interested ? Perhaps a group of us could go.............
 

I was wondering if SAGA run trips to tennis tournaments?  Alternatively there is http://www.grandslamtennistours.co.uk/ - it might be worthwhile asking if they organise trips specifically for seniors.
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #20 on: April 11, 2010, 08:05 AM »
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Isn't this why they have bingo nights?

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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #21 on: April 11, 2010, 08:07 AM »
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I understand I'm not really allowed in here, being one of the youngest members, but I can't help but say that whenever I read the title of the thread, I want to burst into that Julie Andrews song, Getting To Know You! I think it's from The Sound Of Music but they recently used it on the Magnet Kitchens adverts...
Getting to know you,
Getting to feel free and easy!
yay
I'll leave now... sorry

<giggle>  not everyone in here is "older" and that's how it should be.  "Same age" groups are boring !! 
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #22 on: April 11, 2010, 10:02 AM »
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I understand I'm not really allowed in here, being one of the youngest members, but I can't help but say that whenever I read the title of the thread, I want to burst into that Julie Andrews song, Getting To Know You! I think it's from The Sound Of Music but they recently used it on the Magnet Kitchens adverts...
Getting to know you,
Getting to feel free and easy!
yay
I'll leave now... sorry
  Emma - this isn't just for oldies - it's for everyone and nothing was farther from my mind than Julie Andrews when I titled it. I lost this thread on my listings and only picked it up again this morning, but there are some newcomers and I wanted to get to know them, especially as they admitted to being 'older'. I didn't admit my age when I first joined, thinking it was a site for young folk but I was welcomed and soon got to know a few folk and it's great to belong, especially as I now have time to take part. I thought maybe the older members or anyone looking in might benefit from a bit of encouragement.
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #23 on: April 11, 2010, 10:21 AM »
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #24 on: April 11, 2010, 10:28 AM »
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Why?  It's you young ones that keep us oldies young!  So bigarmhug

Certainly is Aileen and many thanks for the super clip - I was a romatic 14 year old when that film came out and Oh how I wanted to wear those gorgeous dresses and sing like Deborah Kerr.  I too feel 'grandmotherly' towards Andy and wanted to give him a hug after the AO - I suppose that feeling is at the bottom of my comments re Andy too - any disappointment when he loses always turns round to wondering how he must be feeling and wishing the same for him as I wish for my own grandchildren - that all their dreams are realised. Can't always happen but with his talent it's highly likely to succeed at some point.

Health reasons almost made made me decide against another visit to America this year when Os made the suggestion. I can't walk so far these days due to a back problem but the holidays we have enjoyed are with Titan Hi Tours - coach touring holidays where there is opportunity to go for a walk but many other things besides - and all the luggage is carted for you and they pick you up at home and take you to the airport. It is a great way of seeing far away places and enjoying new experiences in complete comfort. So we're off in September. Scotland is another place we love, especially the islands of Mull and Iona which we have explored extensively in the past - now when we go there are so many places to watch the wildlife - it too is a wonderful place.
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #25 on: April 11, 2010, 12:33 PM »
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Are you off to the US Jan?  Whereabouts?
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #26 on: April 11, 2010, 03:28 PM »
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Are you off to the US Jan?  Whereabouts?
  This year we're landing in San Francisco with a one night stop over to go on a tram and round the bay then it's up through Oregan along the west coast visiting Lake Taho and Crater Lake, Portland, Mount Hood NP and Mount St Helens NP (not necessarily in that order!) ending in Seattle. Our last holiday in the States two years ago took us to several of the National Parks including Yellowstone - our favourite - and ended with a helicopter ride across the Grand Canyon. From dinosaur footprints near Denver to the whole beast in South Dakota and Crazy Horse himself it was so varied and there are several other parts of the US we would love to go to. You know the USA pretty well I know from various posts - anywhere you can specially recommend for the future? New Zealand is an ultimate destination but we're saving up our pennies for that one.
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #27 on: April 11, 2010, 03:47 PM »
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  This year we're landing in San Francisco with a one night stop over to go on a tram and round the bay then it's up through Oregan along the west coast visiting Lake Taho and Crater Lake, Portland, Mount Hood NP and Mount St Helens NP (not necessarily in that order!) ending in Seattle. Our last holiday in the States two years ago took us to several of the National Parks including Yellowstone - our favourite - and ended with a helicopter ride across the Grand Canyon. From dinosaur footprints near Denver to the whole beast in South Dakota and Crazy Horse himself it was so varied and there are several other parts of the US we would love to go to. You know the USA pretty well I know from various posts - anywhere you can specially recommend for the future? New Zealand is an ultimate destination but we're saving up our pennies for that one.

Oh, lovely San Franciso.  You have to go to Fisherman's Wharf and eat crab and San Francisco's famous sourdough bread ... it all arrives in paper, just like fish and chips!
A nice trip is along the Pacific Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  The scenery is marvellous.  Also, you'll pass through Carmel where Clint Eastwood was once the Mayor - Doris Day still lives there.  Also Monterey .... there's an old cannery section which juts out into the pacific.  Fabulous restaurant out there - it may have gone since I was there (things change so quickly in California) - it was a great place to eat boiled shrimp, look out the window at the pacific underneath and watch all the sea otters diving for abalone.  Once they have it, they swim to the surface, float on their backs and break open the abalone with a rock!  Great way to spend Sunday lunch time.  I wonder if there is a coach tour?  Have you never been to Los Angeles?  All the glitz and glamour. ... I need to get back to you .... getting a call for help here - sanding and refinishing a HUGE pile of garden furniture.
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #28 on: April 11, 2010, 04:21 PM »
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OK Daisy - we'll talk America again. We would really like to 'do our own thing' and Fly Drive but don't want the hassle. We'll never know America like you do but at least we will have a flavour of the parts we go to. Not too keen on the glitz and glamour side - we find the scenery, the history, etc much more fascinating. Never forget a super dinner in Salt Lake City - high up in our hotel with panoramic windows across the City to the Rockies or walking round Devils Tower (think that was Wyming) and reading the Indian legend.  You're a busy bee with the garden furniture -m is it work or pleasure?
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Re: Getting to know you - one and all! « Reply #29 on: April 11, 2010, 06:01 PM »
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OK Daisy - we'll talk America again. We would really like to 'do our own thing' and Fly Drive but don't want the hassle. We'll never know America like you do but at least we will have a flavour of the parts we go to. Not too keen on the glitz and glamour side - we find the scenery, the history, etc much more fascinating. Never forget a super dinner in Salt Lake City - high up in our hotel with panoramic windows across the City to the Rockies or walking round Devils Tower (think that was Wyming) and reading the Indian legend.  You're a busy bee with the garden furniture -m is it work or pleasure?



Sadly the garden furniture is mine .... starting with a very large table and 12 chairs!  What a monumental task.

Going to list several things for you to have a look at Jan – you most probably have seen most of them already, but just in case you haven’t .... also, not going to list anything about the places you have already mentioned as I am sure you have already researched all that.
http://www.smartdestinations.com/san-francisco-attractions-and-tours/_d_Sfo-p1.html?pass=Sfo_Prod_Go&GCID=GOOGLE-SANFRANCISCO-ATT-gbc-sf
Don’t know how you feel about Alcatraz, but there are tours available.  Also, if you like Wine tours there are oodles.  http://napavalley.com/
The hard part, when thinking about California’s High Sierra, is deciding what to do during your visit. The options include Yosemite, King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Parks at where John Muir was inspired by breathtaking scenery, now famous mountains, and the majestic sequoias, the oldest trees on earth. Farther north on the Nevada border is Lake Tahoe, surrounded by world-famous ski resorts with legendary snow in winter, and arts, music, and festivals in summer. The options for outdoor activity are endless.
http://www.visithighsierra.com/regional/western.php
http://www.visithighsierra.com/regional/eastern.php
http://www.visithighsierra.com/regional/central.php
http://www.visithighsierra.com/regional/tahoe.php
This is another consideration ..... train travel http://www.traintraveling.com/leadtopics/04_amtrak/04_amtrak_west.shtml
Seattle to Alsaka via boat .... fabulous
The other thing .... pack a raincoat – lots of rain up there!
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