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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Heart Happiness Humour..

I like to feel that I'm generally a Happy person and try to be optimistic when faced with a problem. The worse thing that can beset a person of my years is failing Health.

I'm afraid to say that the time has arrived,

 My darling Husband Ian has to have Heart surgery to repair a leaky valve and to fit a stent in an artery.

 We have one of the finest Heart and Chest Hospitals in the world so that is a comfort to a wife who is a natural worrier!

However,before his Heart is fixed he had to go on Dialysis as his kidneys are not functioning well. This has been going on for quite some time but now is 'crunch' time.

 He is, at present, having a tube fitted so that he can have a saline drip to do the work  of his failing kidneys. The 'up' side of this the treatment can be done at home, instead of being Hooked up three times per week to a Dialysis machine at the unit. Also it can be done at night whilst he is sleeping... so dear readers, my Heart aches for him. I hate to think of his discomfort.

Happy Day and Hearts full of gladness.

 Happy Day, A very proud Papa Ian leading his much loved daughter Astrid  down the aisle to be married to Ian Jnr. (another Ian).

A fortune teller recently told one of my daughters that she came from a line of very strong women.

Now for a little humour.

A Shrimp.  by Ogden Nash.

 (Mr Nash never fails to make me smile and when I smile it means It means)... I'm Happy...

A shrimp who sought his lady shrimp

Could catch no glimpse    

Not even a glimp.

At times translucence.

Is rather a nuisance.

That's better a line or two from Ogden Nash alway makes me ......'HAPPY' and better still my darling has phoned to say he will be home soon and all is.... HUNKYDORY.

My thanks to Denise the creator of ABCW and Roger and Leslie who deal with the admiistration of the site and not forgetting the HAPPY BAND OF HELPERS who assist wth the visits each week.

Best wishes to all,
ABCW team.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

G for St George's Hall Liverpool.

Night time shot of the Hall.

shot of the magnificent hall and orga

St George's Hall stands on a plateau in the centre of the City of Liverpool. It is widely recognised by
Architectural historians who regard it as one of the finest neo- Grecian buildings in the world. In 2004 the hall and surrounding area were recognised as part of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.

This picture is of the main hall, looking down to the magnificent organ. The floor is composed of over 30,000 Minton tiles.

Above is the Dance Hall, with such a beautiful ceiling.

Cleaners carefully restoring a very precious and valuable floor. The floor is mainly covered by a removable floor to protect it. The interior of the hall is considered to be one of the greatest created by Sharples and Pollard.

The almost circular Concert Room was lavishly decorated and was often used by Charles Dickens, when he gave his Penny Recitals to the poor people of Liverpool.

My sincere thanks to Denise, Roger, Leslie and all the ABCW team, withoout their GOOD and GREAT efforts this remarkable meme would not operate.

My Best Wishes,
 and kind regards,
 to each and every one ABCw contributor.
Di. xx.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

E for Euphemisms.

A Euphemism is the substitution of a mild, indirect or vague term for one to be considered harsh, blunt or offensive.

 This is sometimes called double speak.

More Euphemisms. 
 You aren't poor you are economically disadvantaged. 
You aren't broke you have temporary negative cash flow problems. 
Just as you sit down to dinner, drat! the blessed phone goes, it's a call from a poltical party wanting to know which way you're going to vote.
 This is known as a courtesy call, only courtesy has little to do with it's just 'Effing' annoying. (apologies for the Ef )but it does begin with 'E'.
If you say you were 'Economical with truth', well that means you've just told a whopper!

 Remember Pinocchio ?
He was a little boy puppet who turned into a real boy. However he was told by the Blue Fairy that he was to be truthful, polite and honest at all she cast a spell upon him, so if at any time he told a lie his nose would grow.....
 Needless to say, he did get himself into spots of bother and subsequently his nose did grow, as you can see by the illustration, rather large.
If only the Blue Fairy could cast the same spell on all polticians, now that would be fun !

Cartoon by courtesy of The US News.
Note to my American friends: Pay special attention to Trump's nose over the coming weeks, the Blue Fairy is hovering.
I'm quite Exhausted now so I will sign out now, looking forward to reading some Excellent memes when good old linky kicks in later
Bye for now,
ABCW team.

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