Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Where do I begin?

In the 10 years leading up to the Millenium I think I went through several of the top ten stress inducers:-

Bereavement, 3 times;
(A favourite Aunt, a close friend, and a dear sister-in-law; all to cancer)
Redundancy (twice)
Moving Home (3 times i.e. Helping out my parents then my son and then lastly, Myself)
Empty Nest
Marriage (my own 2nd)
Early retirement due to ill health

Little wonder then that I suffered as a consequence with a near fatal stroke in 2004, due to which I missed out on a very Special 35yr reunion of my college friends.
(We were all to turn 50 in the same year).

But while they were having a ball in New York & Canada my 50th took place in the ICU of our local hospital. This came as a tremendous shock as I felt very fit at the time and was fairly active too.

I will tell you later how it came about.

This bit is supposed to include a picture of me when I was on a much loved skiing holiday.
So you can see what an adenturous sort I am.
Unfortunately my Admin. Assistant is having a problem saving it from its original source to copy it here.
I might have to reduce her wages.

For now, here is another picture of my lovely daughter, Claire and my granddaughter Odele. They live in the U.S. and I of course am in the U.K. so we don't see them as often as I would like.
This picture is from a visit they made to see us all and we were on a day trip to Newcastle.

Please come back as we will be updating often.
Thanks for reading.
I hope you will leave me a comment and I will have the secretary sort them out for me.


BusyBeeSuz said...

the admin assistant is doing fairly well, keep up with her wages.
What an adventurous person...skiing, flying in a whatever kind of "not so safe" airplane....scares the bejesus out of me.
Can't wait to read more. Suz

Smileygirl said...

Hi Helen, welcome to the blogging world. We are happy to have you here!

If Clippy gets out of line with her duties, let us know. We'll put her right back into place.

Looking forward to your posts.