Aileen I lIve In Tampa Florida,when Andy plays here it would be about a five hour car ride but i don't fandy Miami on my own .
I was born in Essex and have lived here since 1968.
We have more chilly weather comming next week and i have a garden full of Hollyhocks and pansies.I end up having to cover them with old sheets.
Well I suppose all countries have seasonal blips, not just the UK, although the way the moaning minnies are carrying on you'd think Britain was alone here!
As you've probably gathered from my avatar, I live in Edinburgh, although my origins are just across the Firth of Forth in Fife. Jan and Diasy know quite a lot about me, but I'll reintroduce myself anyway for the benefit of newer members:
I'm an only child and was privately educated at boarding school in Edinburgh from the age of 8. Left at 17 and went to a Secretarial College in London for a year. Stayed on afterwards for 18 months with a firm of publishers, but the job was boring and London was horribly expensive.
Came back to Edinburgh, got another publishing job, this time as an Editorial Assistant, which was much more interesting. After that I worked exclusively as a secretary to partners in legal offices, apart from one year as secretary to the Secretary and the President of the Royal College of Surgeons. Would have been a good job but I didn't get on with my senior colleague. I also did voluntary work with homeless people for a while.
Got married at 27. Separated 4 years later. No children involved, thankfully. Forced into early retirement in 1991 due to health issues brought on by the stress of being made redundant from two jobs within six months and losing my home because I couldn't keep the mortgage payments up. I now live on my own in a very small flat (bedroom, bathroom and livingroom with a kitchen recess). It's not much, but at least it's a roof over my head.
A few folk have said that this is the perfect opportunity to do their cards
I've made a start on my friend's wedding invites today (the April wedding) So feeling slightly productive about my day
Not THAT April wedding, Hazel?
I don't like Christmas any more. I guess since my parents died it's become a bit meaningless, and, apart from cousins I hardly ever see, I've no other family left. Mind you, it does cut down on the expense! Also I feel it's become so commercial. When shops set up their Christmas departments in September, that it just awful. Years ago we never thought about it until December.
The most ludicrous is nonsense is that there are 3 shops in Edinburgh which sell Christmas stuff all-year round. I'm told it's for the benefit of (mainly overseas) tourists. This is the original one, Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, with a picture of festive Edinburgh underneath -http://www.scottishchristmas.com/