I've told this one before but it's relevant here -
My old dear was close to a sister in law when they were young women. The sister in law sadly died quite suddenly of a brain tumour, leaving small children, and Ma and the family were heartbroken.
Several weeks on, Mother just couldn't get...
I'm sorry you lost your father.
Some years ago I decided to prune my collection of DM boots by giving some away. Three grateful recipients died within the year!
The rest're now safely stashed under the stairs.
He may not know how old I am because it's not apparent on my feed. Well, he can't know I'm 60, surely!
I summarily blocked him so no more 'Sexy Goddess' messages for me.
Well, I say that but of course I showed Techy who thought it was hilarious to start calling me Sexy Goddess. FFS.
A car boot sale purchase - two 'bed runners'. You put them along the end of your bed to keep your feet warm. Or just to make your bed look nice, I dunno.
Anyway I bought two for £2 each, new in wrapping. Sitting under one now on t'sofa. Toasty!
Many medical students do a stint as CA before training. It gives them pocket money and hands-on experience and looks great on the CV. I met quite a few at work in hospitals and care homes. They'd all agree it was an eye-opener!
Many older people who're becoming infirm have nice presents like...
As it's in its box it's probably an unwanted gift from a well-meaning adult daughter or son to their parent whose health was deteriorating.
I could tell you exactly how and why such a situation could come about but after reading it you'd have to burn your laptop.
I intended to post here a photo I once saw of a child's skull dissected to show all the teeth ready to descend, to show that your teeth are older than you think, like a smartarse.
However, the sight of a page of images of the skulls of children who died so young is just depressing and I wish I...
They're used with bogroll or medicated wipes so it's not like a strigil (where everyone shares a sponge on a stick). It's a tricky skill to master, I'm told, but someone determined enough to manage alone can do it.
After Smith died there was discussion in the Quality press of the then current state of Scottish people's health. Having lifelong poor diets and starting drinking and smoking young were identified as causing most of it. Smith himself had been known to indulge in that lifestyle, at least as a...
Anyway, I chat on Facebook page for people in my industry and there's banter. However, one young bloke has now started sending me flirty messages. I think it's time to tell him I'm 60 and married. He must know this from my profile so I dunno where he thinks he's going with it.
You could easily google all that. This is an aid to independence for people with disabilities. Mock ye not, you might need one some day and you'll be grateful.
As Swifty will know, one of the secret skills of careers is to discreetly assess a client's lavatorial capabilities without asking. A...
Think about it. Which lawyer or hack would you personally trust, the one who blabbed your business or the one who didn't?
Besides which, a lawyer, which is the profession we're talking about here, has a first duty to their client.
They may strongly advise the client to give themselves up and...
That's like another of Walker's yarns, about how winter anglers sometimes fall through the ice. A fully clothed angler will quickly drown, or get soaked through and freeze to death even if they get out of the hole. So he's doomed and making the effort to save himself is seen as having the more...
Reminds me of the Russian winter barbecues as described (possibly by Martin Walker) in the Guardian. Meat would be cooked and vodka consumed all in the open air, and men would stagger off to pee in the snow.
When the pee hit the snow it would freeze and form an icicle upwards. If the man...
First time I heard of that activity was last year when two men were killed doing it -
Father and son found dead after 'magnet fishing' in Huddersfield canal
All very sad.
However, the article mentions the attractions of the hobby. Seems you can find all sorts -
Just now I was looking at a Facebook memory from 2016. It was the St Albans Organ Scholar playing Life on Mars in tribute to David Bowie who'd then recently died.
My comment on the original posting was 'I didn't know until last week that Rick Wakeman played piano on Life On Mars.'