A Photo a Day in June …… June 13th

 

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Today, as I was passing one of the many lovely bookshops in Beverley, I noticed these books on display in the window.

I was rather amused by the titles and so I  took these photos.

I don’t think any further comment is needed, do you …………………………?

 

 

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A Photo a Day in June …… June 12th

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THANK GOD FOR THE  ‘NHS ‘ !

Today I have been to the local chemist to pick up my medication.  I do this every two months and this is what I get …….

Yep ….. all these pills and potions just to keep one aging woman  “upright and sniffing the air”  ….. Nine different items !!

All I can say is,

” Thank god for the wonderful NHS, without which I would have died a long time ago. And,  even at the reasonable cost of £8.60 per item, thank heavens for free prescriptions, for older people, too. “

Yes, I most certainly would have died when giving birth to my son 47 years ago. I had to have an emergency C-section and we would never have been able to afford that and the  superb after-care that I received.

Our NHS is the envy of the world and rightly so.

Now, I’m not going to have a political rant about the various parties and their mandates ….no, I think we’ve all had enough of that, recently.  But, I’m sure we all know just who to trust with this precious service ……….

My family have all got reasons to be thankful for our magnificent Health Service …..and I’m sure you have too. So, lets do all we can to protect this marvellous  system and  the dedicated staff.

After all …… you never know when you might need it ………………….

 

 

 

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A Photo a Day in June ….. June 11th

 

 

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I live in the  HU postcode area, so all telecommunications are handled by  ‘Kingston Communications ‘. Its a unique situation as they have a sort of monopoly here and even have their own, exclusive, WHITE  telephone boxes  …………

………… and this one is on our village green.

 

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A Photo a Day in June …. June 9th

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Today is the day after the UK General Election and all the newspapers and practically all social media, is full of the results, the implications, political deals and general back-biting and speculation.

So, as an antidote to all the politics, I am posting this photo of my dog Betty with my cat, Paddy.  As you can see, the  ‘cat’  is actually a stuffed, needlepointe,  cushion that I made over 20 years ago. But I would hazard a guess that Betty and her  ‘pal’  Paddy could run the country rather better than any of the elected government ….. and any of the opposition, too.

 

 

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A Photo a Day in June ….. June 8th

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Today people across the UK are voting in the

 

UK GENERAL ELECTION 2017

 

Are you ? 

 

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A Photo a Day in June …. June 7th

I’m sorry, but I didn’t have chance to post this yesterday …..

 

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Today I visited the beautiful little market town of Beverley.  As you can see, it is a delightful place, full of history and friendly folk.

I often stroll around the market and shops; there are some quaint independent shops as well as the usual ‘high street’ stores. But today I went here ……..

There is an abundance of Optician’s shops in Beverley, ranging from family-run businesses to well-known, national chains, but I  chose  Specsavers. 

And, I’m glad I did, because this branch has really got it right as far as  ‘customer service’  is concerned.  From the moment I entered the store, I felt welcome and not a  ‘nuisance’, as is so often the case in UK shops. The staff were attentive but never overpowering and they were ALL kind and extremely understanding of the fact that my knees were very painful and so I was far from nimble.

I never felt rushed or stressed and the optician was gentle and reassuring when I couldn’t quite decide if    “ this lens is clearer than that lens ” ….. (anyone who has had a sight test will know what I mean )

( It seems that my short-sighted condition has improved, but now I enter the realms of the dreaded ‘reading glasses’ !)

I also love the fact that I could immediately see exactly how much each frame cost and was never pressured to buy more expensive frames and lens coatings .

I don’t know if this wonderful, almost  ‘American’ style customer service, is the same in all Specsavers branches, but may I say

“SPECSAVERS, Beverley branch …… You are all simply the best ! 

Thank you !”

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A Photo a Day in June ….. June 6th

 

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BIRKHALL SERENDIPITY AT SOLOLIA

Carys

Sept 5th 2005 – June 6th 2015

She was my loyal and beloved companion for 10 years and I miss her every day.  

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A Photo a Day in June …… June 5th

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Me (L) and Gill (R)

 

Today’s photograph is another old one.  It shows me with my sister Gill in 1951 (approx)

I don’t  remember the day it was taken, but apparently it was the day before we left Brighton (where we were both born) to travel north, with our parents, to our Grandparents farm and an exciting new life in Yorkshire.

It looks as though it was a happy moment, with Gillian pulling one of her silly faces, while I, ever the prima-donna, smiled sweetly. But it does evoke a bittersweet feeling as my dear sister finally succumbed to breast cancer in 2010.

However,  its so good to have these memories to look back on and smile at the sight of two little girls …………..  and the  rather cute little 1950s outfits !

 

 

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A Photo a Day in June …….. June 4th

 

 

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LONDON JUNE 3rd 2017

Once again we mourn the loss and injury of innocent people, caught up in an evil and cowardly terrorist attack. Once again, extremists commit murder in the name of religion and try to divide us and fill our hearts with fear.

And, once again, we will rise above this.

We will comfort the victims and their families and hug our loved ones a little harder and maybe huddle together for a while. Then we will carry on with our lives, stick out our chins and say, once again …..

“We will not be forced to live in fear. We will not be divided by hate. We will prevail, once again !”

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A Photo a Day in June ……… June 3rd

 

 

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Me and my Dad

 

I am fortunate to have quite a few old photographs, and this is one of my favourites. ( I’m sure you will forgive me for posting a photo that I didn’t take myself )

It shows me and my Dad in the park at Old Stein, Brighton and I guess I must have been just over a year old. Don’t you just adore my sweet little bonnet and my Dad’s snazzy shades ?

My Dad is still with us, at the grand old age of 96, though, sadly, he is not in the best of health and I truly do not know how much longer I will have him. But, I have happy memories and a wealth of knowledge, learnt from him over the years.

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And here is a brand new photo of him, taken by my sister Wendy.  I think he looks good, don’t you ?

 

I shall occasionally post some more old photos during this challenge.  I hope you don’t mind. 

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