Monday, 16 April 2007

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Books I Read


I am an avid reader,and I really love my Chick Lit, but I do read other books especially travel books.
But at the end of the day I like nothing better than to get stuck into a book that takes me off somewhere else!!




Thursday, 12 April 2007

Handbags

I have just looked at Sicily Scene blog tonight about handbags and just had to post this. I love handbags..and have quite a few...here is my latest one, given to me my eldest son and his wife for christmas....have yet to use it..so for the moment it sits on my dressing table...waiting..but it is lovely to look at. Click on picture to enlarge and you will see the beautiful detail.

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Sally and I

Sally and I met when we lived at Raf St Athan http://forcesstathan.2day.ws/. We both worked in the Community Centre Coffee shop, which was run by Airforce Wives for Airforce Wives. After a while it opened its doors to the Community of St Athan village and surrounding areas. In the Centre we had a thrift shop...which Sally and I also helped in...The Raf camp had a lot to offer..http://www.army.mod.uk/linkedfiles/soldierwelfare/supportagencies/aws/awis_index/sw_sa_aws_afab_inf_w/wales_scog_2006_section_3.pdf
There was also a Hive http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceFor/ServiceCommunity/Hive/WalesAndWestern/StAthanHive.htm
this is where a Raf wife or husband could go and get any information they required...help with moving, shops, things on in the area, help with personal problems..or at least led to the right people.

We also had a hairdressers ...so we could have it all!!! Meet friends, drink coffee, have lunch and get our hair done..all under one roof!!!

We had a lot of fun working there...with Rachel and Lynn as well. Of course with postings of the partners the staff of the coffee shop changed hands quite a bit, but we took it all in our stride. We made lots of friends...but one by one we lose touch with most of them. But Sally and I have remained in touch, and supported each other, through thick and thin!!!.. I am also still in touch with Rachel.

Raf St Athan is where I first took up Ceramics (1993) and it was my friend Lesley who introduced me to this art...we are still in touch as well, so even though you make lots of acquaintances, you will find true friends.

It was Sally that made me go for the position at RAF St Athan Post Office, even though I had never done it before..I remember her saying "go on Anne, it will suit you and you will be good at it" Thanks Sally, one of the best moves I ever made..and I was there for 4 years, that is when my husband left the Raf and went civvy and the the company moved to Daventry Northants. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daventry.

I am now in Grove Oxfordshire http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grove,_Oxfordshire, where we moved to in November 2005, so that my husband didn;t have to commute anymore for work, he had been doing this for 4 years, and it was beginning to take its toll...and as you all know Sally is in Norfolk. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk.

I can't remember what year we met, but I was at Raf St Athan from March 1992 until May 2000.

Friday, 6 April 2007

Shop Opening Hours in England.

Sorry but this is going to be a gripe....but what is wrong with this country....why is it that we open our shops at all hours and people still moan. I was working today and you would of thought that an invasion was about to happen...not that we were going to be closed for ONE day and that day is Easter Sunday. And just how much can these people consume!!!!!!

This country is getting greedier and greedier by the day....we should be closed for Good Friday, maybe open on Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday...and then at least families can get together to spend most of the Easter holidays together...They say here that the Family Unit is splitting up...or that they don;t spend enough time together....Pray I ask..why is that???

Because firstly everyone has forgotten the meaning of Easter....and Secondly...because everything is going up all the time..Mortgages, Council Tax...to name two...and last but not least Greed on behalf of the Companies. So people have to work to pay their bills.

Everyone managed years ago when we didn;t even open on Sundays...let alone 8am - 9pm

Sorry to my friends that regularly look at my blog...but I am incensed.
Wishing you all a very HAPPY EASTER.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Shoes


This one is for Welshcakes Lemoncello....How about this shoe and its red.
Sorry I know it would get stuck in the pavement cracks...but hey..its glamorous.