An ironic date - Friday 13th - for the last issue of the Daily Post. The 156-year old Liverpool Daily Post has been transformed into a weekly paper to be published every Thursday in Merseyside, Cheshire and West Lancashire.
A sad day for Merseyside but the bad news was compensated for by Steven Gerrard re-signing for Liverpool for the rest of his playing career. He and Carragher and the manager, Dalgleish, ARE Liverpool FC.
I love cracking fresh nuts at Christmas. These hazelnuts were ones that Helen and Ian collected from beneath hazel trees in Devon. I need a better nutcracker. My ambition is a cast iron one so it has gone on my wishlist for next Christmas!
I know I go on about Florentines a bit but getting these fromn Helen and Ian was a real Christmas bonus. Although nothing like the ones at The Woodlands they are wonderful. The only problem is keeping Jo from eating them. I keep telling her they were MY present! Her philosophy of 'What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine' comes into play again.
As usual I brought in thr New Year with a non-alcoholic drink but this time it was dandelion and burdock. I loved this as a child and haven't had it for decades. |the smell and taste were as good as I remembered. (Which is a good job as it cost £1.00 for a half pint bottle!)
You may have heard of Project 365 in whic people post a photograph every day for a year. This is my version – the idea is to post a photo taken every day but I am realistic enough to know that there will be a day or two missed during the year.
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I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
I enjoy most forms of communication and postcards are a special favourite. I used to blog as Scriptor Senex which is Latin for Old Writer but now Google only lets me post as John Edwards.
“He’s not so old. He’s just the age that he is, that’s all.” (Gerald Hammond)