Set in your ways

They say that as we get older we get more set in our ways. Now this may be true for most people but not everybody has that urge to be a ‘stick in the mud forever a routine’ type of person. Some people do not like change and are quite content with the status quo preferring everything to go on as normal, normal for them that is. I think it is a good thing to be ambitious in your outlook on life, to try out new things and be adventurous. I hear people say, ‘I don’t like this or I don’t like that’ without having tried it. We can let ourselves down and miss out on many things in life if we stay set in our ways. Have you had the opportunity to try something new in your life recently? Have you been excited at the thought of doing something different for a change? Don’t let the concrete set around your feet else you could be stuck there forever!

Shirley Anne x

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Sunday Strolling

I was right. Today has been a lovely sunny day, a little cool when the clouds covered the sun and there was a slight breeze. Last night’s dinner was nice, I had been an invited guest to a local archery club social gathering. When I arose this morning I wasn’t hungry but simply got dressed and went out for a walk. I often do this at weekends, especially Sundays. I chose to take a stroll along the sea front, not far from where I live. There were not very many people out and about along the front, probably because it was a little cool in the sea breeze. I went as far as I needed and returned home along the promenade where there are planted sub-tropical palms and shrubs set in flower beds with plenty of colourful flowers in them. Yes, it is warm enough here for these trees. Native trees and shrubs are dotted around and many of them are in leaf, being evergreens. The surrounding grass was green and lush. The promenade is actually a quarter mile in from the sea front. At one end of the promenade was the usual gathering of bikers (motorcyclists) near the funhouse. There is an amazing amount of bikes to be seen there each week for the enthusiast. Leaving the prom. I walked toward home and passed through a local road called ‘Rotten Row’. This road runs alongside a public park where each year is held a major flower show for a few days in August and the road itself is full of floral displays in season, something which has been done for more than a hundred years. Half a mile more and I am back home and ready for something to eat. I like my weekend strolls and take them come rain or shine.
You can look up Southport in my ‘Information’ links section.

Shirley Anne x

Another week over

I started this week with no plans, no work and not a lot to look forward to. Come Tuesday things started to happen, work came in, expected mail arrived, switching of Internet provider and it’s set up took some time, problems with my computer (solved by my dear friend John). Went out with John and my ex. for a meal yesterday, going out with John and his friends to another dinner this evening, weather is beginning to settle down after a rather wet, cool and windy week and tomorrow looks like it’s going to be a really nice day. Another week over so I wonder what the next will hold?

Shirley Anne x

Computer Pain

They are great tools when they work correctly but when they’ve a mind to go astray………….they are a complete pain in the butt! After my recent ‘fun’ in changing network provider everything was going smoothly until I switched off my computer and re-started it the following day. I lost the wireless connection and despite all attempts to re-instate it I have failed. Hopefully my friend is coming along today to sort it out for me. It is obviously a software problem, probably incorrect passwords or similar. Anyhow it won’t stop me getting online as I am using an ethernet connection just now. Only problem with that is I need to be near the router which needs to be near the main phone connection. That means I have to sit in the hallway to connect! LOL. Life is great innit?

Shirley Anne x

Fashion Lover?

Spring is here……..well almost and my thoughts turn toward new clothes again. A month or so back I did a lot of shopping for clothes but you know a girl’s wardrobe is never complete is it? No doubt I’ll be buying more stuff again soon. I was wondering what kind of clothes to buy as I am not a ‘dedicated follower of fashion’. I like wearing skirts and tops mostly but might wear a dress if it is suitable. I could do with some nice Spring and Summer dresses. Whatever I do choose will probably not be enough knowing me! Are any of my readers followers of fashion? What kind of clothes do you like to wear?

Shirley Anne x

Date

What is your idea of a perfect date, a trip to the cinema, theatre, restaurant, disco, day out somewhere, museum, art gallery, pub, or somewhere else? Many associate dating with the ubiquitous trip to a restauarant or bar and maybe a nightcap (yeah sure, come up and see my etchings…LOL) later. What would be your ideal date and why?
For myself I don’t think it matters what we would do as long as my ‘date’ took an interest in me.

Shirley Anne x

Internet Provider

Update on my switching Internet provider:

Well it happened today and I thought it was going to be all plain sailing, seemless and no trouble whatsoever…………..Ha………
Now I’ve no hair! LOL……only kidding but it was driving me mad trying to get my end set up. Oh yes, I had the necessary CD, the instructions and equipment. All I had to do was put it all together. The mistake I made, apart from bothering to try in the first place, was to use my exsisting router even though it was one of the models which Talk Talk recommend and supply themselves. It took me almost an hour using phoneline help. All went well and I was able to go back online, which I did for an hour or so. Until I switched my computer off (because of windows updates). When I switched it back on I couldn’t re-enable my wireless connection which had not remained accessible. Another session on the phone and I thought it would all be ok. It turned out that I had placed wrong information in setting it up. Finally it now works ok. In doing all of this I am cutting my phone/broadband charges by almost half. I think it was worth the hassle.

Shirley Anne x

Journey

People I know are on a journey, a personal journey, one which I have taken myself. These journeys are for a special reason. They are not simply journeys that people undertake every day. They do have similarities in that they have a beginning, a middle and an end. All journeys have a starting point and a finishing point to be sure and the travelling between the two can be boring, exciting, mundane, adventurous, many different things in fact. The whole point of the journey is to get from A to B. The bit in the middle is not as important although if the journey is to be enjoyable that is important in itself.
Well what are these journeys these people and I have made or are presently undertaking? They are life changing journeys and they are essential to the traveller for their own well being. They are journeys which are taken so that the traveller may fulfill a lifetime ambition to become their true selves. These people were born with a defect if you will, one which needs correcting. They are transsexual. They were born in a body which wasn’t right for who they really are inside.
Imagine if you will that you went to sleep one night and woke up in the morning still you but your body was not yours, it belonged to somebody else. Maybe the body of someone in the opposite gender. Imagine then that you had to go through the whole day trying to explain who you really were inside when everybody looking at you could see the opposite. You are a guy and they see a girl. You are a girl and they see a guy! It would be very awkward to say the least. Now imagine you had to spend the rest of your life like that. How horrible would that be? What could you do to correct it? Suppose you could make a journey, a journey to a place where you could make that correction, wouldn’t you buy a ticket immediately?
This is what it is like to be transsexual. This is why these people make the journey. This is why I made that same journey.

Shirley Anne x

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Do advertisements annoy you? I am referring to television advertisements. When I watch tv., yes I do watch tv., I find myself being very cynical of the advertisements and the way they are made. I am not in the least influenced by advertising and am certainly not influenced by the subtle ways they attempt to impose their ideas on me. It gets to a point whereby I will totally ignore them and go buy something else! I guess I am a rebel when it comes to advertising. I have to advertise myself in order to get work and my adverts make no claims but state the simple facts about my business, what the business is and what I do, no embellishments just a simple statement to let people know I am there. The thing is this, it works! I feel that advertising these days goes unecessarily too far.

Shirley Anne x