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How often should you blog? Is there a set figure or do you just decide yourself as to what you are happy with or even what you can think to write about. I read somewhere that some update it three times a day! I would like to have the time to do that as what with blogging, Face book and Twitter and then squeezing in some writing that’s about the day gone. Also, why is it that I can always think of loads to write about at one in the morning!

Nanny_cool has now got a website so somewhere I have to squeeze in writing that and up-dating it with even more worthy topics. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking every one of you for reading my blog and following it, I am enjoying the journey. I am amazed at the amount of blogs and the quality of the content, I could spend all day reading them and have to stop myself or I would get nothing completed.

I think I was very optimistic about my to do list when I wrote it as I am finding that hard to keep on track with. One thing I am struggling with is that once I sit down and write I tend to stay there for a few hours as you can’t stop the flow! I then get freezing feet and I mean freezing, like they do not even belong to me and then it takes forever for me to warm up. I have tried extra socks and the heating up even more so that I am about to faint but nothing works, your ideas would be welcome please.

I bought myself an iPad at Christmas, mainly because the grandchildren were all getting one and I thought I do not want to be left out. Lol. How did I ever live without it, I use it constantly and take it everywhere. I had to buy a new handbag though to fit it all in, but that’s good, you can never have too many bags. I do need to get ones in other colours though, I can feel a shopping trip coming on.

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I spent a lovely day with the 4 year old grandson at the zoo, I’m not sure what hurt most my legs from all the walking or my ears from the constant talking! It was a lovely day out in the sunshine though and hopefully Spring is round the corner.

It always make me wonder how happy the animals are in their compounds but at least the areas are so big now you sometimes have trouble finding them. The tiger cubs were looking very cute at their first press call and seemed to be loving the attention.

We spent a lot of time at the elephants or “big” as he called them when he was little as no way was he getting his mouth round elephant! This was about the 4th time we had been to the park and I am always amazed at how children can do the same things and love it like it was their first time. They are like it with films, can watch it over and over and laugh as if they have never heard it before. My little bookworm Izzy will read books that she really likes again and again! What age do we get to where we cannot do that or is it because we only just about find time to read it or watch it in the first place?

I love the time I spend with my grandchildren it’s such a different relationship from your own children and I guess it may have something to do with the fact that you can give them back, so you just get the good bit!

Time to relax now, where’s that wine!

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What a variety of cup cakes we can now buy or if we are good in the kitchen and have a bowl, flour, eggs and flavourings then even bake yourself. You can now get them any size, any flavour and just about any colour but when did they become so popular and available everywhere we go. It’s like they just crept up on us and are so delicious everyone became addicted to their favourite flavour and colour but what about the old Victoria sandwich, has it just been forgotten? They used to be made every week on a Sunday when I was a child, should I confess to eating the cream and jam side first as you always got one half with everything and then nothing on other half, why was that? Will the good old Victoria sandwich make a comeback, I hope so as there so much quicker and easier than lots of cup cakes.

I guess also it’s what you get used to, the idea of making a Pavlova now fills me with dread, all that beating the whites stiff and cutting fruit to go on it. There was a time I used to make one every Saturday and thought nothing of it, maybe that was because we lived in Australia so I never had to do the cooking at the weekend as it was a man’s job to do the barbecue. You can’t beat a good meringue though and lots of fresh cream and juicy fruit. On that note I’m off to the kitchen!

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What do you like about a book? The cover, name of author and title is what we see first. But is that the best bit or is it the feel of crisp new pages, or the smell of new ink. The excitement and joy of a new and intriguing story?

I like nothing better than looking round old book shops and charity shops for old classic stories. It’s the smell and the dog eared pages, even the writing of who it once belonged to. I would make up stories about the owner and wonder why they gave it away. The pages were so much thinner but rarely do you find them damaged.

Even now I find it incredibly hard to give away my books, I know I will never have time to read them again as there is always something new to read and finding time is hard. But your never know when you might need to refer to it or look up something.

Do you think books will survive this electronic gadget age? We are now buying eBooks, which are cheaper or even free to read. You don’t even have to have a kindle as iPhones, iPads and many other things allow you to read a book on them. Will people miss turning the pages and holding a book and even keeping it and lending it to friends.

Things change and improve so quickly I sometimes thing we don’t even have time to acknowledge that it’s all different. Personally I like to go and look for a book as picking it is as much fun as reading it. Will there always be library’s as even old books are being transferred to electronic reading. Lets hope that for every eBook you buy you also buy a book!

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Had to write about this as 1. It’s funny and 2. I think I need to raise awareness to this problem.
Had a very lovely evening at my daughters, lots of food, wine and extremely good company. As it was so late when it all came to a close, you never want the evening to end, especially after a few too many delicious wines do you? I decided….er…..My daughter, decided that I was going to stay the night.

Waking up to a lovely cup of tea, such a treat when you live on your own. My daughter informed me that I could have a shower and use what ever I needed to. Such a welcome idea as must admit I wasn’t feeling the best.

As I step under the water I begin to feel human again and decide to take advantage of her hospitality and wash my hair, I pick the shampoo up and get a nice big blob on my hand and rub tenderly into my hair. Mmmmm no lathering up, what’s going on, try to read bottle but print so small and no glasses in bathroom. Think I can make out a C oh! It’s conditioner, try another bottle. Big dollop on hand and repeat process, head very delicate so could do without this. No lather! Look at second bottle, no, that does not say conditioner surely? Yes.

I am struggling now and to be honest I just want to get out, I look along all the bottles on shelf, I admit to myself I can’t really see what any of them say. What to do? Relief spreads slowly through me, I see a bottle of baby shampoo, you cannot get that bottle wrong as it is very distinctive. Happily I squeeze some out and quickly wash my hair, feels so much better. Now time to condition it….well you have to after you’ve washed your hair!

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