23 November 2017
All sorts (not Bassets)!
It’s been a busy old week; nothing new there then. I’ve been on a couple of good runs – 7.2k and 5.2k – attended a Pilates class, visited my gorgeous daughter in Cheltenham, spent a little time with some of my g.children, visited my Mum, seen my sisters, attended a Body Shop party (in person) and a Neals Yard (online) party, worked a couple of days, and been out for a rather splendid Italian lunch with my lovely O.H.
I can’t quite believe it is only Thursday evening!
Just yesterday, an old school-friend added me to a FB page called, ‘Redditch and Surrounding Area’. The amount of friends (some of whom I had lost touch with) and family who are also members is quite astounding; the owner of the page posted today, mentioning that 1000 new members had joined in the last 4 days! Wow!!
So many different memories and photos have been shared via this local FB page; it really got me thinking.
Some of the memories I had completely forgotten – like the flat that was part of the H.E department at my senior school (where ‘us girls’ learned to cook and care for a home – this was the 70’s!). Others – such as my amazing English teacher, Mr. Barker, who gave me ‘Reach for the Sky’ to read, thus giving birth to my love-affair with Douglas Bader, and Mr Johnson – who would throw your satchel out of the second-storey science lab window (if you dared to interrupt the lesson) – remain firmly in my memory!
As a result of the FB activity I am arranging a meet-up with descendants of my Great-Granny Lewis who owned a Faggot and Ice Cream shop back in the early twentieth century in Beoley Road, Redditch: according to one FB member, G.G. is mentioned in a book which, of course, I have now ordered.
Family members I didn’t know existed, old friends who I am now back in touch with, new friends that I make (through running and simply socialising) – they all add something pretty special to my life.
P.S. Almost forgot – got my photo in a magazine too! Woman’s Weekly…🤗 Not sure why they think I am a sales rep…I’m a writer/trainer/coach🤔😜📝📚