April Fool

I know it’s All Fools Day today
But I have nothing much to say.
I’d thought about a prank or two
But couldn’t think of what I’d do
Life’s not the same when you get old
As once it was, or so I’m told.
Such foolishness is for the young
But I will still stick out my tongue!
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Copyright Shirley Anne 1 April 2009

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Books

Do you like books? Do you like to sit by the fireside and get engrossed in your favourite reading material? Do you like the feel of a good book on your lap and let your mind drift into it’s pages. Do you think computers will ever have the same effect on you? I have the Holy Bible in electronic form. The whole book is inside a small hand-held device which looks like a calculator at first glance but it holds all the pages of that book even so. I have the printed version too of course and I much prefer it. Somehow the electronic version is just not the same. Oh yes it is ideal for cross-referencing or finding a certian word or phrase in an instant but it needs to go a long way before it becomes as pleasant to hold as the printed version.

Shirley Anne x

Time

I was looking at some pictures of Galaxies yesterday, beautiful things to see. Our planet and the sun around which it and all the other planets here orbit are all themselves in orbit around our own galaxy, The Milky Way. When I say orbit around, I really mean orbit within. One orbit would take us many billions of years. The whole galaxy, as with other galaxies is composed of stars and planets in orbit. There are thousands of millions of them! Looking at one particular galaxy it was stated that is was at a distance of 3,800 light years away, pretty close in the scheme of things. I couldn’t get my head around this distance. Light travels 186,000 miles in one second. Think how far light then travels in one year! Now multiply that by 3,800 and you begin to understand just how far away this object is! Now then, I realised I was looking at a picture of something as it looked 3,800 years ago. I was looking into the past. If it was to disappear from exsistence it would take another 3,800 years before I would notice! Now this galaxy is by no means far away relatively speaking. There are galaxies much, much further away from us. The strange thing is that the further away the galaxy is from us the faster it is receding from us too. There are even galaxies so far away we shall never be able to see them because they seem to be travelling at almost the speed of light in the opposite direction. Space is indeed a very, very large place and we are just a tiny speck in the whole set-up. Sobering thought!

Shirley Anne x

Ape Man

I was talking to the guy behind the counter at my electrical wholesaler’s today, a nice guy and always seems to have a smile on his face. I don’t know how the conversation switched to evolution (I don’t believe in evolution of the species but only evolution within a species) but he said, ‘If we descended from the apes, why are there still apes’? Why wouldn’t all apes evolve into something else? A good question indeed, ‘Why are there still apes’? I think each species does evolve within itself as I said. We do and have done in the past. Nevertheless I think we have always been human and apes have always been apes.

Shirley Anne x

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

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