It’s been a strange couple of weeks. I keep asking no one in particular, ‘What’s today’s date?’ You see my ‘abnormal’ routine has gone out of the window. There have been hospitals to visit in Gourock (Joe’s home now, thank God) and East Kilbride (Marjory’s still there). Having given up driving for the time being I am to be seen getting into ‘chauffeur driven’ cars on a regular basis…… thanks Pauline, Anne and Kenny. Invariably Trish is in the back seat of Kenny’s car just waiting to resume our last conversation – indeed so engrossed were we in our nattering on our first visit to Gourock, we failed to notice that Kenny had delivered us to The Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank!!… that journey to Inverclyde took slightly longer than planned! Continue reading
Month: May 2016
D’you think I came up the Clyde in a Gondola…
Many moons ago, B.S.P.( Before Strathclyde Park ) there was a well known town councillor, let’s call him ‘BB’ who was famous for his many ‘gaffes’. I was present at a concert when, in his opening remarks he expressed his great delight and gratitude that such a dense audience had turned out to support the event. At one meeting there was a discussion about The Clyde Park, as it was then known, and how it could be made more attractive and visitor friendly. One councillor, who had obviously enjoyed a taste of foreign travel, suggested putting a gondola on the river. Continue reading
Can you count on me?…
Consider the citizens of Alberta….. yet another disaster of biblical proportions…. what did they save as they were driven out of their homes……….
I remember being posed the following question:
‘In the event of an uncontrollable conflagration and having been ordered to leave your home immediately, what would you take with you (assuming that family members and pets are safe) and why?.’…. Continue reading