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Heart Happiness Humour..

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I like to feel that I'm generally a Happy person and try to be optimistic when faced with a problem. The worse thing that can beset a person of my years is failing Health.I'm afraid to say that the time has arrived, My darling Husband Ian has to have Heart surgery to repair a leaky valve and to fit a stent in an artery. We have one of the finest Heart and Chest Hospitals in the world so that is a comfort to a wife who is a natural worrier!However,before his Heart is fixed he had to go on Dialysis as his kidneys are not functioning well. This has been going on for quite some time but now is 'crunch' time. He is, at present, having a tube fitted so that he can have a saline drip to do the work  of his failing kidneys. The 'up' side of this the treatment can be done at home, instead of being Hooked up three times per week to a Dialysis machine at the unit. Also it can be done at night whilst he is sleeping... so dear readers, my Heart aches for him. I hate to thin…

G for St George's Hall Liverpool.

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Night time shot of the Hall.

St George's Hall stands on a plateau in the centre of the City of Liverpool. It is widely recognised by
Architectural historians who regard it as one of the finest neo- Grecian buildings in the world. In 2004 the hall and surrounding area were recognised as part of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.
This picture is of the main hall, looking down to the magnificent organ. The floor is composed of over 30,000 Minton tiles. Above is the Dance Hall, with such a beautiful ceiling.
Cleaners carefully restoring a very precious and valuable floor. The floor is mainly covered by a removable floor to protect it. The interior of the hall is considered to be one of the greatest created by Sharples and Pollard.
The almost circular Concert Room was lavishly decorated and was often used by Charles Dickens, when he gave his Penny Recitals to the poor people of Liverpool.
My sincere thanks to Denise, Roger, Leslie and all the ABCW team, withoout their GOOD and GREAT effort…

E for Euphemisms.

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A Euphemism is the substitution of a mild, indirect or vague term for one to be considered harsh, blunt or offensive. This is sometimes called double speak.
More Euphemisms.   You aren't poor you are economically disadvantaged.  You aren't broke you have temporary negative cash flow problems.  Just as you sit down to dinner, drat! the blessed phone goes, it's a call from a poltical party wanting to know which way you're going to vote.  This is known as a courtesy call, only courtesy has little to do with it .....it's just 'Effing' annoying. (apologies for the Ef )but it does begin with 'E'. If you say you were 'Economical with truth', well that means you've just told a whopper!
 Remember Pinocchio ? He was a little boy puppet who turned into a real boy. However he was told by the Blue Fairy that he was to be truthful, polite and honest at all time....so she cast a spell upon him, so if at any time he told a lie his nose would grow.....  Needless …