Saturday, 2 April 2016

66000 Thanx!

I was completely out of it last night after Chemo - I think they gave me an extra dose of something to stop me going into shock.

So this seemed a suitable image to say thank you for taking the Blog up to 66000 hits.

And then to celebrate I can't think of anything more suitable than this wonderful poem from Jenny Jones;

When I am Old

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn'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 people'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 practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)
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