Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
I was thinking the other day, (well I was prompted into it by an article I had read about present that should not be given), about what used to appear in my Christmas stocking, over the years not all at once. First there were the pretty hankies in boxes which I never used because they were too pretty. Bath cubes, they always came in a box, each being wrapped in foil and a paper band, and you would throw them into the bath was wait. If you were lucky they would change the colour of the water, but never smelt of anything if you were unlucky they wouldn’t totally dissolve and would hurt like hell when you stood on them. Along the same vain were bath crystals, sometimes in a plastic bag, sometimes in a jar. Lumps of coloured rock which you also threw into your bath, these would change the colour of the water. Little plastic radios were another one, they never seem to last much longer that the first set of batteries, they came with an earpiece and I would put mine on in bed and listen to it whilst pretending to be asleep. Then there were the colouring books and wax crayons and painting by numbers, tapestry sets, each box with include a ring (which never held the cloth), a piece of cloth with a picture for you to sew over usually a cottage and garden, lots of coloured thread and needles. I nearly always got a matchbox car and plastic soldiers. Boxes of orange and lemon jelly slices in a round box that always had a blob of red jelly in the middle to represent a cherry.
What do you remember?
I really don’t understand how some of the government decisions are going to make things better; yes they are offing more nursery places to 2 year olds, but making 710.000 public sector workers redundant, so what is the point of offering nursery places, there won’t be any jobs for the mothers to go to, and isn’t being a stay at home mother a worthwhile job? There’s plenty of time to go to work when the child reaches school age. They are also freezing rail and bus fares in London what about the rest of us?
The hospital went well. After a lot of drops and lights and peering into my eyes the doctor told me I had a smaller mark on my other eye too, and he thinks they may be birth marks. I have to go back in six months to have the tests repeated and to check that the marks haven’t moved or got any bigger. The only down side was I couldn’t go and pick up my new glasses because I couldn’t see haha, the drops make your eyes very blurry and it took hours for my sight to come back.
How fast can you guess these words with missing letters?
1. F_ _K
6. _ _NDOM
You got all 6 wrong didn’t you?
You don’t have Alzheimer’s – but you are a pervert.