Who Has Just Come Back From Canada (and her dog, Lady)
living in Shirley at the moment, house sitting for her sister,
so today she and Lady came to the Common by Car. She likes to
keep active and travel as much as possible. In the last year,
she has stayed in Scotland, Surrey and Canada amongst them and
is going to France next week. She hopes to return to Canada in
2005, 'God willing', so the next year will be a quieter one. She
plans to take a holiday in a caravan for a few weekends, possibly
on the Isle of Wight.
believes that you shouldn't let anything hold you back. She has
been widowed twice. She misses her friends in Canada and dislikes
the way that in this county you have to wait to b invited back
to someone's house for a cup of tea and two biscuits.
She believes that creativity is born into you. Her mother was
a milliner (and made her children all of their clothes) and her
father a confectioner and baker. Apparently he used to design
and make cakes that were something else!
thinks that no young person makes an effort at cooking or baking
these days. This is important at this time of year because you
need homemade soups and casseroles.
worked as a teacher for many years, teaching art and craft and
says it was easier then because you had the pupil's respect and
discipline then feared.
went to a High School graduation ceremony in Ontario and says
that it was a farce,. they have ceremonies fore everything over
there. She also thinks that our education is of a higher standard.
makes all her own cards, mainly embroidered and is currently working
on the silhouette of an elephant and it's child for the 15th birthday
of a friends. Apparently quite apt as he is easily led.
She is also working on another for a 40th birthday which she will
be having framed. Special friends deserve special cards.
is a small white dog who was abandoned aged 2. She now has a new
mummy who has been looking after her for 4 1/2 years.