Yours truly was dead chuffed to get a mention in this month's WI Life, that's the WIs subscription magazine. It came under the heading 'Maybe it's time you started a blog' and included a picture of the blog when the canoeist picture was used as a header. The article was written by freelance writer Emily Carlisle who said she thought my post 'The day I left home' was moving and entertaining. She said I had chosen the Isle of Man as my destination because of 'romantic ideas about sunshine and sailors'. Oooh although I used those words it wasn't how I really saw it but, never mind, her words made good copy. The article she referred to can be found here.'
Also in the magazine was an article about decluttering, wardrobes in particular. It reminded me of the days when my WI devoted a couple of hours to a clothes sale. As an extra activity it was very well attended. It was also great fun. I remember one of the ladies doing a turn in someone's frock. She had us in stitches with laughter. I think we should do that again since my wardrobe definitely needs thinning out.
Ending with a couple of ... whatever you'd like to call them.
Hearing their three year old son crying very loud, his parents rushed into the room to see what was wrong. The boy had swallowed a penny and was convinced he was going to die. Nothing his parents could say would convince him otherwise. Finally, the Father palmed a penny, rubbed his son’s stomach and pretended to pull the penny out of his ear. The little lad started smiling when he saw the penny, though he quickly snatched it out of his Father’s hand, swallowed it, and said ‘Do it again, Dad!’
‘What did your mother do yesterday morning, Tess?’
‘She done her shopping, Miss.’
‘Done her shopping, Tess? Where’s your grammar?’‘She done her shopping as well, Miss