Monday, 21 May 2018

The sun is out and so is the camera

“When you least expect it, you hear the dreadful click which is driving the world mad…  Wherever you be, on land or sea, you hear that awful click of the amateur photographer, Click, Click, Click.”

                                                     Musical comedy act of the 1890s

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Reading again

After months of being unable to read books I can read again and because of my cravings have already devoured half a dozen books.  According to the Christian Miscellany and Family Visitor (c1869) there is no hope for me....

“Novel reading tends to inflame the passions, pollute the imagination, and corrupt the heart.  It frequently becomes an inveterate habit, strong and fatal as that of a drunkard.  In this state of intoxication, great waywardness of conduct is always sure to follow.  Even when the habit is renounced, and genuine reformation takes place, the individual always suffers the cravings of former excitement.” 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

It's the Royal Wedding today....

Another Royal Wedding today - Harry and Meghan.  I hope it works out for them...

Friday, 18 May 2018

My mobile phone

Have you ever wondered what is inside your mobile phone?

It's lots of tiny men....

Thursday, 17 May 2018

How times change...

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

It's rude to point...

Katie's Dad:- "Excuse me, Toby, but it's rude to point."

Toby:- "Actually, Uncle,  Katie pointed first!"
Katie:- "Don't you go blaming me!"

Toby:- "And anyway, how's this spotting business meant to work without pointing?"

Monday, 14 May 2018

Your smile

Thursday, 10 May 2018

I'm Back

Dear All

I’m back!  On Tuesday my right eye had laser treatment and I can see out of it again.  The last five or six months have made me appreciate how important my sight is to me.  The only books I managed to read during that time were a couple of large print ones and they were almost read a word at a time.  I could just about read messages on my phone – I think the brightness helped.  Everything else relied on Son-who-cooks or Partner-who-loves-tea – even (or rather especially) cooking instructions on microwave meals which could not be printed smaller if they tried.  Because the damage was to the lens cover it wasn’t simply a case of magnifying things though that did help at first.  Outdoors I managed to cross roads with help but left unaided managed to walk into a few hedges and one signpost which gave me a lump as big as a pigeon’s egg on my forehead.  Fancy sticking a signpost in the middle of the pavement!  Next week my left eye will be done and I’ll have a pair of working eyes again though that brings its own problem with my double vision.  Talk about never being satisfied!!!!

I have been blown away by people’s kindness during this last few months.  One postcrosser friend said that if the treatment didn’t work she could make tapes of her news for me.  Others sent letters in large print or typed e-mails in big fonts.  And so many people sent me best wishes and prayers.

Hopefully during the next few weeks I’ll post a few old-fashioned Rambles articles about this, that and the other.  In the meantime I had better get the duster and vacuum cleaner out.  One advantage of being partially sighted is you don’t realise how much cleaning you should have been doing.

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