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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:26 am

Thanks, Ann!

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:33 am

Yesterday evening, we went to the theatre with my brother to see a live performance of J. B. Priestly's An Inspector Calls. The performance finished at 7.30 pm. We returned home (my parents' home) and I made pizza, which we washed down with a glass of white wine, followed by fresh raspberries, blueberries and ice cream. We finished the meal with waterbiscuits/oatcakes and cambazola blue cheese and freshly made coffee. We chatted for a while and then decided to finish the evening with a video. My brother had a stack of free DVDs that he'd collected from newspapers. One of them was a promotional video for "The Cinderella Man" starring Russell Crowe. The film with the preview was "Hammers over the Anvil", which we watched -- and were treated to a young RC in the buff on horseback. Well, I enjoyed that if they didn't. Oh, they were treated to a naked Charlotte Rampling, so I guess it all balanced out.

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:58 am

Ah, yes, East Driscoll and Mrs. McAllister.  I remember them well.
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:32 pm

Another great review was posted yesterday. This time for A Thousand Words of Poetry:

4.0 out of 5 stars A Thousand Words of Poetry by Shelagh Watkins September 18, 2013

A Thousand Words of Poetry by Shelagh Watkins is simplistic observation at its best. The verses contained in this compilation are not flowery and will not have the effect of a lover whispering sweet-nothings in one's ear, but then, life is not a collection of what, and only what one wishes to hear. At first the verses may seem stark and lacking in the emotional connection one expects from poetic verse, however a reader is slowly and assuredly pulled in to the `matter of fact' stance of the simple everyday speech.

Topics are varied, ranging from peace and future to love and friendships. Each poem contained is highly relevant to life and all its ups and downs. Watkins has made the observations, lain the words to paper, and allows readers to walk serenely through daily life as a whisper within the author's mind. Loves, doubts, queries, and hopes all culminate within these pages.

Characters are various, nameless, and faceless, but still manage to stand plainly and clearly before readers as a link to his or her own inner observer. If it is true that a picture can say and thousand words, than it must also be said, that a Thousand Words of Poetry must convey a million or more images for each individual's life they touch. ...Mission accomplished.

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:33 am

Does anyone know what this is? I've had this plant for years but this is the first time it has flowered.


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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:46 am

9/22/2013

                          Shelagh..

                                      It looks like an orchid, I think it's a bulb by looking
                          at the base ?

                                                                    Cheers....Joe...Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:57 pm

No, Joe, it isn't an orchid. I'll do a bit of searching and see if I can find out what it is.

I've just spoken to my mother on the phone. She said that one of her friends is going to a meeting this evening. She is taking my book with her so that she can read the poems to the group.

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:36 pm

9/23/2013

                         Shelagh...

                                        That's great , it'll get you more sales and more fans, Good
                         Luck ...

                                                                    Cheers...Joe...Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:55 pm

Thanks, Joe!

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:28 pm

I will have to look up the pregnant onion.  It has the onion kind of flower head but not the onion kind of leaves.  How unusual.
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:05 am

Stopped by Wattpad and read your new FA chapter. Bless Emily,it's good that she has such a strong character to help her through. I voted and would have left a comment, but apparently did something "the system didn't like."
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:07 am

Thanks, Ann! I replied to your post. It is there but you have to reveal it for some reason. It will make everyone curious!

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:35 am

Today, I received a 5-star review for Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine:

5.0 out of 5 stars a lovely tale of memory, 13 Oct 2013
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Robert J. Brown (Bransgore, Hants, UK) - See all my reviews

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This review is from: Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine (Kindle Edition)
A lovely tale of memory and hope. Endearing and in parts touching, with enough SciTech to make it a man-Read too!
Reminiscent of Sagan's "Contact"

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:42 am

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Before and after!
Only Englanders can do stuff like that. The rest of us have to copy.
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:26 am

I'm an Englander.  

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:37 pm

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I'm an Englander.  
That looks like the London flag?  Are the people of London like those of Italy. Every body outside of their city are...them people?
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:34 pm

That's the cross of St. George: the England flag. This is the Lancashire rose in my brother's garden:


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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:59 pm

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That's the cross of St. George: the England flag. This is the Lancashire rose in my brother's garden:

You Island people have a flag for everything. What are the two birds in the picture?
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:05 am

They are doves. The emblem for Lancashire is a red rose and the emblem for Yorkshire is a white rose. When the houses of Lancaster and York were united in the time of Henry VII, the two roses were used in the tudor rose that became the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England. Here they are all together:


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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:19 am

Yes, England has many flags. St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, was built in the 15th Century to be the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter (the highest Order of Chivalry) and the burial place of monarchs. The burials include Henry VIII, Charles I and, from more recent times, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Quire contains one of the best heraldic displays in the world with stall-plates dating back to the 14th century and the banners of the living Knights of the Garter (including The Queen and The Duke of Cambridge) hanging above their seats.  


Windsor has many heraldic shields, too. The Knights of the Garter shields were destroyed in the Windsor Castle fire, 1992. St. George's Hall was completely destroyed in the fire.

This is a painting of the hall by Joseph Nash, 1848 (the ceiling is decorated with the shields):


This is after the fire:



This is how it looks today, magnificently restored:

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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:13 am

It is a good thing to have a history filled with honor. The USA has nothing. This country should have stayed a part of the Mother Country.

Thank you for showing me the pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:55 pm

         





England made it to the finals!!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:15 pm

If you want an idea of how great the United States of America is, see how many people are trying to get in.

The American Indians have a rich culture of compatibility with the earth.  The Calusa Indians of Florida were advanced in their civilization, architects and artists.

The United States is made of 50 unique states, all working together for the common good of all U.S. citizens though their opinions and methods differ.  

You can drive 3000 miles across the U.S. and experience a wide variety of lifestyles, accents, and topography that is amazing.

The massive extent of our highways and the access to our magnificent parks is phenomenal.

Our government changes totally in philosophy - peacefully.

We provide $billions in foreign aid to help the needy.

The U.S. is the major nation in most world organizations, the #1 economic power in the world.

The list goes on in on.  The U.S. is the greatest nation in the world today, warts and all.  It is imperfect and slips on its ideals, but no other country has taken in so many immigrants who chose to be here and gave them the freedom and opportunity to not only enjoy a quality lifestyle but also to become extremely wealthy and powerful on the world stage.

Our history is the history of Africa, the history of England, the history of Sweden, the history of Japan, the history of China, and more.  Our history is the history of the many nations whose immigrants came here for a better life in times of trouble in their native lands.

We are a country of fierce individuals who have ideas from one end of the spectrum to another.  We are still the greatest hope for world peace if we get our political act together and put our energy where it's important.

We have made political mistakes in the allowing outside forces to control our government and we need campaign reform to wrestle the votes back to the people.

Overall, no matter where I live and love all around me, I am always grateful that I can come home to the U.S.
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PostSubject: Re: I've had a busy week!   Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:45 pm

10/16/2013

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