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“ain't she sweet?”

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Apr 9, 2013
 
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Well..El & the BRITISH folks here..

So...

it came to pass that 'THE IRON LADY'
has left us today..

It was never a secret that the Irish had no love
for her,

but on this day..

I can only say..

may she REST IN PEACE... Amen.
Good morning Grace. Well said.

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Apr 9, 2013
 
Happy Twosday all who come to the Kitchen.

Be safe Denny - weather heading your way looks frightful.

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Apr 9, 2013
 
we colonialists lost as well...

our very own Mouse .. grew up with her

..........Annette Funicello ..........

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Apr 9, 2013
 
eleanorigby wrote:
So we popped in the to see the Glaslyn Ospreys
on our way to Port yesterday, there you can watch them on the nest, by a live webcam...they nested here for the first time ten years ago, and they return every year to raise their chicks, this year the female came back first, and was joined by the male withing two hours, quite amazxing when you think they flew in from South Africa.
We are all staring at the webcam...will she lay her second egg or not...the RSPB volunteer is explaining she is quite swollen and indications are she is ready to lay...
when somebody mentioned in the calm of the room that Margaret Thatcher has died.
The bird was forgotten!
We all had an opinion....except a couple who sat there in a daze trying to concentrate on the nest..hahaha.
I described my visit to friends in Yorkshire at the height of the strike, he a coal miner..I took
a cat as it happens, a British Blue, to mate with their Stud Cat, I knew they would prefer to obtain some badly needed funds in a positive way rather than have charity.
These folk were starving. They were living on #1 a day.
My friend had laid the table for my arrival, and on it were the most tempting 'jam butties' and a welcoming pot of tea you have ever seen after my lengthy journey from Cheshire.
These are the people I think of when I think of the Iron Lady....
Lady Thatcher outlived the coal mines by a long chalk.
Their communities never recovered.
Did you know that it was the Soviets who named her the iron Lady? They didn't mean it as a compliment

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Apr 9, 2013
 
PFfff wrote:
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afternoon El.
sorry to hear the sad news, while i dont know how u feel about this womans death, i actually liked her.
but as u probably know, im not a political type person, dont keep up on that stuff and only go by my gut instinct.
i thought of her as gutsy and i like that in a person, esp in a woman..
Good morning PF. I wonder where Quinn is?

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Apr 9, 2013
 
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Good morning Grace. Well said.
Thank you RM.

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Apr 9, 2013
 
eleanorigby wrote:
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Unbiased was the word I was looking for.
Sorry if I sounded patronizing...I did to myself!
G'Morning Grace....really beautiful morning here in
Wales.
NOT AT ALL, EL..
and I was worried I even said 'too much'!!

You put your finger on it when you said.

when such a public figure as she was ....
it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to please everyone.

She had her good points
too.

The "whole" Northern Ireland and 'the hunger
strike subject' where young men died for Ireland..

was disastrous.. TWO ways -
from the hard line 'Maggie' took and stood by..
to the IRA trying to 'get her' in
the BRIGHTON bombings..
killing her friends & colleagues.

Some in today's papers here say,
by the course of action she decided to take,
in these times,
she only perpetuated the NI problem,
AND ... it is,[ironically] quote "because of her
dealing with the situation,
that Gerry Adams & Martin Mc.Guinness
are in 'power' today"

Having said that, she is now at rest
and those times have gone..
and many an innocent soul with them
ON EITHER SIDE..

I loved Margaret Thatcher's daughter> Carol,
she was a MOST charming, intriguing,
lovable & down to earth character on the very popular TV Programme
she won outright.

Peace be with her and her family, at this time,

[as you too.. put it so well.]

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Apr 9, 2013
 
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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NOT AT ALL, EL..
and I was worried I even said 'too much'!!
You put your finger on it when you said.
when such a public figure as she was ....
it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to please everyone.
She had her good points
too.
The "whole" Northern Ireland and 'the hunger
strike subject' where young men died for Ireland..
was disastrous.. TWO ways -
from the hard line 'Maggie' took and stood by..
to the IRA trying to 'get her' in
the BRIGHTON bombings..
killing her friends & colleagues.
Some in today's papers here say,
by the course of action she decided to take,
in these times,
she only perpetuated the NI problem,
AND ... it is,[ironically] quote "because of her
dealing with the situation,
that Gerry Adams & Martin Mc.Guinness
are in 'power' today"
Having said that, she is now at rest
and those times have gone..
and many an innocent soul with them
ON EITHER SIDE..
I loved Margaret Thatcher's daughter> Carol,
she was a MOST charming, intriguing,
lovable & down to earth character on the very popular TV Programme
she won outright.
Peace be with her and her family, at this time,
[as you too.. put it so well.]
I heard there were riots with people celebrating her death. What a shameful thing

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Apr 9, 2013
 
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning PF. I wonder where Quinn is?
I've been around...and around. Long commute tied me up and I've been pretty tired -- dead to the world.

How've ya been?

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Apr 9, 2013
 
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>I heard there were riots with people celebrating her death. What a shameful thing
Seriously?! That's terrible!

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Apr 9, 2013
 
eleanorigby wrote:
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I'm working hard here to keep up with you Rose, lol, in fact,
by half past ten this morning I had lifted frour buckets of soil from outside round the Hazelnut tree, which had dumped there, half filled the pots with it and planted two more trees topping up with compost we got yesterday. Can't wait to water them all in as we haven't seen a drop of rain for weeks it seems. I thought I heard thunder during the night, I might have, but it was a false alarm and it is still dry and sunny.
Your garden sounds lovely, some interesting nooks and crannies you are working on there, all adds to the interest.
I put Crososmia bulbs in,'Lucifer' deep red, up against the wall near the chalet, and Primsroses are blooming everywhere, Daffs still out, it was nice to see them on the verges and roundabouts yesterday going down to Port...
You should have the videos by now...gives you an idea of how this
back garden is in Summer.
Sweetest poem and sentiment...t/y
Thinking of you today...Love, Elxx
Hi once again Lady Eleanor...
Just wanted to stop in and say good night...
It sounds like you have got everything planned out and the pictures were beautiful.. I would love to have the garden that you have...
:o)
I want to plant two more rose buches this year.. I want a Bright Yellow Tea and A Floribunda Peace... I'm going to have to start looking around for the type I want.. I need to get them in the ground soon the way this weather is changing.. We hit the 80's today and we are going to do it again tomorrow... It's crazy... from the 20's to the 80's in a weeks time..
OK time for me to call this day a night..
Time for you to be waking up...hahahaha...
I hope that you are greeted with a bright and beautiful morning... Sending you all of my best wishes...
((Love-n-Hugs))
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To ALL The Good Folks Who Visit El's Kitchen I send you the same wishes for a bright and beautiful day, along with wishes for Peace, Love, Health and Happiness...
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Apr 10, 2013
 
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Morning El,I totally agree with you the last government has caused so much harm and tantamount treason to this country and something has to be done grant you,the problem I find is the likes of Cameron saying stupid things like we are all in it together,which is a bit rich coming from a millionaire,lol..I don't trust Cameron mind you he's not as treacherous then the opportunist creatures in the Labour Party but still a slippery customer,as you know I make no bones about my hatred for politicians which gets worse every time I hear them call each other honourable,there's no honour amongst thieves..
I no it can never happen now but I would go back to the right of kings..
Well Krypt...Honesty is the best policy and you have always been consistent which is the way it should be. Yeah...'we are all in it together'...of course we are, only some deeper than others!
What is he, an aspiring communist or something?
But one thing really needles me, and that is the furore over those on job seekers allowance, moaning about the proposals to live on 53 pounds per day. The mining families had to live on 1 pound a day and there are people in some parts of the world living on precisely that.
I am not sure about the right of Kings, but am with you as far as the UKIP is concerned!...:)

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Apr 10, 2013
 
tallyho wrote:
we colonialists lost as well...
our very own Mouse .. grew up with her
..........Annette Funicello ..........
So sorry to hear of Annette Funicello passing away Sir Tally.

A beautiful lady to the very end, and so brave.

"If I can make just somebody happy...then I am thrilled"...

She was very inspirational to those similarly afflicted.

May she Rest In Peace now.

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Apr 10, 2013
 
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Did you know that it was the Soviets who named her the iron Lady? They didn't mean it as a compliment
Didn't know that Denny...but well chosen phrase and summed her
up perfectly.

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Apr 10, 2013
 
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>I heard there were riots with people celebrating her death. What a shameful thing
It's disgusting and as you say shameful. Fears of similar at her
funeral in a week's time, the security will be as tight as it was
during the Olympics.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be attending....the first time
HM has attended a politicians funeral since that of Sir Winston Churchill.

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Apr 10, 2013
 
PFfff wrote:
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afternoon El.
sorry to hear the sad news, while i dont know how u feel about this womans death, i actually liked her.
but as u probably know, im not a political type person, dont keep up on that stuff and only go by my gut instinct.
i thought of her as gutsy and i like that in a person, esp in a woman..
'Morning PFfff...
you know, it's a strange thing, but sometimes you don't realize what you have until it's gone. Margaret Thatcher was a formidable lady certainly and not all agreed with all of what she did, but looking back, there will never be another, she was the first female
leader of a major political party, she was not only beautiful, she was brave, determined and although not everybody will agree with what she did, she did a lot of good.
Not bad for a grocer's daughter from Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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Apr 10, 2013
 
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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NOT AT ALL, EL..
and I was worried I even said 'too much'!!
You put your finger on it when you said.
when such a public figure as she was ....
it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to please everyone.
She had her good points
too.
The "whole" Northern Ireland and 'the hunger
strike subject' where young men died for Ireland..
was disastrous.. TWO ways -
from the hard line 'Maggie' took and stood by..
to the IRA trying to 'get her' in
the BRIGHTON bombings..
killing her friends & colleagues.
Some in today's papers here say,
by the course of action she decided to take,
in these times,
she only perpetuated the NI problem,
AND ... it is,[ironically] quote "because of her
dealing with the situation,
that Gerry Adams & Martin Mc.Guinness
are in 'power' today"
Having said that, she is now at rest
and those times have gone..
and many an innocent soul with them
ON EITHER SIDE..
I loved Margaret Thatcher's daughter> Carol,
she was a MOST charming, intriguing,
lovable & down to earth character on the very popular TV Programme
she won outright.
Peace be with her and her family, at this time,
[as you too.. put it so well.]
I feel it a great pity that you and I could not sit down and discuss this Grace, you have a far wider insight into this than I.
But admittedly Margaret Thatcher was a very brave lady at the time of the Brighton Bombing, and has to be admired for the stance she took.
Then along came Tony Blair and took up the flag so to speak....
To be admired also for his part in the Peace Process.
It has been interesting hearing people's perspectives on the life
and leadership of Mrs. Thatcher, some good, some not so complimentary, but no doubt about it, she was a very strong lady,
and a compassionate one to boot.
I have an open mind on most things, and have come to the conclusion that the closing of the mines was not entirely of her doing.
That make me happy as I was brought up not to think ill of the dead.
R.I.P Maggie.

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Apr 10, 2013
 
RMQuinn37 wrote:
Happy Twosday all who come to the Kitchen.
Be safe Denny - weather heading your way looks frightful.
Good to see you here Quincy, was worried about you,
and missed you. I mean it!....:)
Hope you have a wonderful day today.

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Wildbluerose wrote:
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Hi once again Lady Eleanor...
Just wanted to stop in and say good night...
It sounds like you have got everything planned out and the pictures were beautiful.. I would love to have the garden that you have...
:o)
I want to plant two more rose buches this year.. I want a Bright Yellow Tea and A Floribunda Peace... I'm going to have to start looking around for the type I want.. I need to get them in the ground soon the way this weather is changing.. We hit the 80's today and we are going to do it again tomorrow... It's crazy... from the 20's to the 80's in a weeks time..
OK time for me to call this day a night..
Time for you to be waking up...hahahaha...
I hope that you are greeted with a bright and beautiful morning... Sending you all of my best wishes...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
To ALL The Good Folks Who Visit El's Kitchen I send you the same wishes for a bright and beautiful day, along with wishes for Peace, Love, Health and Happiness...
@}-'--,---
Hi Dear Rose...glad you got the pics, had a moment or two of panic there as I couldn't find the folder I had hidden them in.
Did I tell you we moved the roses which were blocking the lower part of the patio..two are not looking so healthy, could be due to the extremely cold weather we have been having...but it's bucking up, yesterday was a scorching 50, hahaha
Am starting to feed the roses as from this morning and will be giving them a good drenching too. No sun today so can water the leaves also.
I love the rose Peace, one of my favourites, that and Just Joey,
if these two don't make it, will replace with those two.
Have a wonderful day and love to you and to the pack. xoxoxo

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PFfff wrote:
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u know, a herniated disk.
and Yes u definitely CAN guard against it happening - well at least i mean IF ur careful, unlike i was. was my own dumb fault. but one day im walking down the stairs, reading a book, Not a good idea because i had forgotten the dog was laying on one of the steps, he use to like it there because he could see outside thru the door window, i go to take a step where he was and naturally the poor lil guy dashed off and i went down and slammed my lower back onto a step and slid the rest of the way down it. hurt like a SOB for a week, then seemed to be doing fine, that is until a few months later when i was on a ladder and although i didnt fall off, i did lose my balance, jerked back, twisting my body. it was after that incident when i slowly begin my decent to h*ll. lol
7 months, and lots and lots of tears, i was finally operated on. it truly was the worse pain ive ever felt and it was 24/7 with no relief. thank God for modern medicine and a truly Wonderful doctor, because if i owned a gun, i wouldnt be here..(no joking there)
That was all very interesting
and informative ..
and sincere thanks for putting it here,
as it helps make us aware the everyday
potential dangers like putting things on the steps
of the stairs -reminders to bring
up later, then forgetting! causing a fall later
[happened me once!]

So glad you came out of it ok..

Yeah, as you say>

'TG for modern medicine'

I'll second that for sure.

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