It would appear that I have a land mark Birthday on Valentines Day!  

My company wrote to me about a month a go telling me I have to re-apply for my job as my contract was about to end.   New laws have been brought in which means I don’t have to leave on my Birthday but if I want to stay on I have to tell them and they will interview me.   Well the long and short of it was that I had a 10 minute informal interview and they have given me a contract for another year with a review in six months.   It is presently a week of two halves as I only work two and a half days, by the time I get to Wednesday lunch time it is the week end and before I know it, it is Monday again and back to work.   I work with a nice crowd or girls and the Surveyors can be good fun when they are not trying to beat the clock!


Growing old disgracefully


Warning by Jenny Joseph
When I am old I shall wear purple
With a red hat which dosn’t go.   and dosen’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals.   and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other peoples’s gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practise a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old.   and start to wear purple.
Poem by Jenny Joceph


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20 Responses to VALENTINES DAY

  1. Coffee With Kate says:

    You are just ever so clever with your blog pics ……
    I just popped in to say that I hope someone does something very special for you tomorrow….

  2. Dusty says:

    Well done – with the job, the pink hair, the music – everything – have a GREAT birthday.
    love n hugs

  3. Mei's says:

    Hi, just popping in to say hello and wish you have a happy day tomorrow, love your pink rose, lovely picture. Mei
    p.s. I left some comment on your photos earlier. 

  4. YOGI says:

    Hope you have a great day, What a great Poem, she must be very talanted.
    When I was forty, I went out and had a Tatto, had my ears peirced, and my head shaved, WHY ? Don’t know.
    Now in a few weeks I’ll be fifty, what shall I do ?
    What are you going to do, on your big day ? You have to keep your hair on, LOL
    Party on,
    YOGI  xx

  5. Mei's says:

    Hello Suki,
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I just finished my last part of "My feeling" not long ago, please to hear you like to read my blog, you’re always welcome. I wish I can write better English, I feel shame some time, hope doing the blog will help to improve. Mei

  6. Magick says:

    Hiya Suki:  UH OH!!  I hoard pens and pencils….lol….does that mean I’m old??
    Is it your birthday??  I saw that Yogi had wished you a Happy Birthday.
    Just in case it is……..HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUKI !!!!

  7. rachid says:

    hey sweety,
    _______00000000000______000000000____________00000000000000___0000000000000________000000000000000000000000_____0000______00000000000000000000000000______000____0000000000000000000000000000_____0000___000000000000000000000000000000___0000___00000000000000000000000000000000_0000___0000000000000000000000000000000000000___0000000000000000000000000000000000000____00000000000000000000000000000000000______000000000000000000000000000000000________0000000000000000000000000000000__________00000000000000000000000000000_____________0000000000000000000000000_________________000000000000000000000_____________________00000000000000000_________________________0000000000000_____________________________000000000_________________________________00000_____________________________________0____________________  SEND THIS ONLY TO PRETTY LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TOYOU!!!You have been hit. You have been considered One of the 10 prettiestladies on my friends list.Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 pretty ladies. If you gethit again you know you’re really pretty. If you break the chain you’llhave ugliness for 10 years. So hit 10 pretty ladies on your friendslist and let them know they are pretty .
    wishing you a very special valentine’s day.the quote says:
    Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.
    here is a little pressie for you hun:

    (vote for me at SHOF if you can, thanks: )
    love & hugsxoxo

  8. Mei's says:

    Hello Suki, 
    Once again, thank you so much for your lovely comment, and your kind word on my English, I hope to write a book for years. This is the only dream I think it will fell. Been living in this country for 35 years now, don’t think my English will go any further, I am too old my memory are getting worst. Doing this blog is one of the reason to put every down before I lost memory for good, who knows. Have a nice day! Mei

  9. Coffee With Kate says:

    Happy Birthday Suki,
    I am entertaining this evening and one of my guests also celebrates his birthday today. Hope you have and are still having a wonderful one. Last but not least…..Congratulations on being re appointed to yourr job.

  10. Mei's says:

    Sorry I don’t know is your birthday today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUKI!!! Yesterday is my daughter’s birthday and she’s a little bit moody I think she may be upset for not getting my tension I was fire up a bit. I hope I’ll take her out Sunday for a Chinese meal which she likes a lot. Cantonese!

  11. Mei's says:

    Hello Suki, just been visiting some of your blog and pictures, you’re so good with your camera, lovely pictures. I’m feeling a lot better today, hope u r well and happy as your smile in the picture. Mei 

  12. ellen says:

    ohhh Suki wot can cudds say,,but a very ,very ,belated happy birthday, 65 yrs,,young,,,, wot an achievement heay,but your as young as you  feel,yep,,,ohhh noooo ,,,please dont say 70 ish ,ha,ha, anyways summer will soon be upon us hun,and we can get out there and have some fun,well must dash again now,you take care suki,hope you had a good time with your guest,luvs yer hun,cuddsxx

  13. John says:

    Great news gal 😀

  14. John says:

    Oh yeah, Booger is a sort of collie cross…Think he got some setter in him somewhere!

  15. YOGI says:

    Hi Suki,
    Hope everything’s ok, love the rose, has it got a scent ?
    The Rocker singing,  Paul MaCartney.
    YOGI xx

  16. Mei's says:

    Happy New Year!

  17. Mei's says:

    Thank you for your visit and comment, yes its year of the pig, I’m the dog, what’s yours? Mei

  18. Magenta says:

    The photo of the old conservatory is lovely but I can’t decide what is more beautiful; those children are the gardens. How does one decide? I am spending the evening catching up with my spaces friends and do hope you come visit me on Blogger. I am setting up a link to you via my space there.Take care and stay "disgraceful"

  19. Coffee With Kate says:

    Hi Suki
    All the new photographs are beautiful. I particularly like the log with the fungi and not to mention the fields of daffodils….my birth flower.  Spring seems to be on its way in ……..Have a great week.

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