The Pleasures of Facebook – A photograph from WWII

This amazing story from Broadsides deserves a read. It stirred memories of my own experiences in Gibraltar.

Broadsides

I belong to this group on Facebook, Gibraltar Old photos 2 it’s called. It a nostalgia group whose members, mostly from Gibraltar,  post old photographs of life on and around and about the Rock. I lived there once and have many happy and treasured memories upon which I once contributed a piece to the site, some years ago, about being a boy in 1950’s Gibraltar. You can read it here. I still contribute to the site now and then, and to that purpose I was searching google for a film poster of a movie, made in Gibraltar in the early ‘60’s, staring Terry Thomas and called “Operation Snatch”. You need to be a bit careful what you type into google at times!

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In my search I stumbled across this lovely old photograph the caption of which read “Gibraltar families returning to Gibraltar in 1945 after five years of evacuation…

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Colleen’s counsel

This very sensible comment from Colleen applies equally to the United Kingdom. Would that a much larger percentage of folk thought the same way!

 

I am not a Trump fan. To be fair, I wasn’t a fan of anyone running for President of The United States. But I’m not disheartened by his election and him becoming our next President. What I am disheartened by are the Americans who are giving up, even if only verbally, on our country. I […]

via My Faith In America — The Chatter Blog

For Sale – Time Machine (A funny thing happened on the way to the 21st Century)

I have an admission to make. I subscribed to Readers’ Digest for over 30 years!

I know, sad isn’t it, but somebody had to do it.

Actually, it served me very well as a young man travelling the world. It kept me up to date with world news, views, and opinions, and I always read them front to back.

The funny thing is, on my dressing table, there is an old copy that has served as a night stand for keys and odds and ends. I left it there with a view to re reading an interesting article. For the life of me I cannot now determine which article it was!  A couple of weeks ago, I decided it was about time to get rid of it.

The astute amongst you will have noticed that the December 2009 edition featured Doctor Who. (OK, you don’t have to be astute to notice that!). You may also notice there are 3 sets of keys, 2 random stones, and a brass model of a WW2 airplane resting there. I promise you I did not pose the shot, that was how it is!

One of the things I enjoy, on this blog, is entering the weekly limerick competition run by Rashmi 0f Mind and Life Matters. If you’ve never visited, it is well worth a look. This week the prompt is “Time Travel”and entries can be viewed here.

How strange is that? Life is full of coincidences. Or is it really coincidence? It may be pre ordained.

Anyway, talking of coincidences, I happen to have an absolute bargain for sale. Details below.

For Sale

Time Machine

1616  – 2,160 Groats

Contact William Shakespeare At the sign of the Cockerel

Must be before May 2nd

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2016 – 82 billion Pounds sterling

http://www.thereandback.travel.wehope.co.zz

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2416 – 2 million Parsec Credits

Personal communicator code ###2379%%

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Hurry, it’s sure to go quickly!

 

 

The 1000 words a day challenge

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Debbie, a blogging colleague, and friend, has set herself a 1,000 words a day challenge for the New Year, and yes, she does write with a pen! See what she says here:

The 1000 words a day challenge

Debbie is relatively new to the blogosphere but has already had success in writing a script for a small budget film, produced in Derby. You can read about this here:

https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/88188102/19

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I particularly enjoyed her short story about making soup with produce from an allotment. See it here:

https://wordpress.com/read/post/id/88188102/17

I think Debbie is very talented. See what you think!