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I don't want you to get bored looking at me and hubby in the garden last year, so I'll show it to you in the daylight, my refuge where the foxes wander.
There is not much that many of you don't know about me now, I enjoy a good laugh and if I can find one I will. If I can make someone smile my day is complete. I enjoy people and people watching but do not suffer fools easily, mainly because my dad told me I would be one when I grew up, and I think he may have been right.
I was born in Yorkshire and the extended family are still there but we now live in Staffordshire, we being my husband of 33 years and our two sons, well one of them has left and lives with his partner a girl whom we love dearly.
My latest hobby is writing and from this I am learning a great deal from and about people, that write.
My latest, latest thing to keep me occupied is making myself a nice new fleece top, it's getting cold and my old one; which must be 12 years old has had to be sent to a better place and I miss it already RIP>


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Blog Posted:2/27/2013 6:08:00 AM


We had a big family get together which was a huge task and took my niece Jo nearly two years to achieve as there were three countries involved and so many offspring... My mother below had not ever seen some of her great grandchildren and Jo was determined it would happen so she roped me into her plan as it was a surprise party and I got the task of getting her there.
 My mother(Jo's grandmother) now in her eighties was overwhelmed and it worked out to almost perfection, including a skype call from Florida from where a memeber of the family could not make it.  The picture below is my mum, who has never driven a car yet she is in the wheel house of an ESSO oil tanker where she took her navigation ticket and became the first woman ever to do so...So this is what has kept me form finding sillies for you to enjoy this last couple of weeks..... I know Jo looks at this site to see her aunties work so BLESS you Jo luv, you pulled a blinder.

Half The Blame


To the woman above I send all my love

Because without her I would not be here

We had a big family do after a bit of a shove

It took my niece a long time, nearly two year.


To arrange all the family the task was not easy

She started and enrolled me in her ploy

I gave up after twelve months it was making me queasy

But she was determined and wanted every girl and boy


The party was a hit and to Jo I admit

For my mum the party was a great surprise

It was a wonderful night and without a single fight

And she saw nearly fifty of her family before her eyes


As Jo delivered her speech, which was hard to beat

She declared to the matriarch sitting there

If it wasn’t for her sitting there on the seat

But, No! To take all the praise wouldn’t be fair


A look of surprise crossed mum’s now fragile eyes

And poor Jo’s cheeks did now flare red in shame

But it was all done in fun and because she’s a goodun,

She declared Nan, don’t forget - Granddad shares half of the blame.


© ~GG~ 27/02/2013

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:40:00 PM
    this is so cool to see this stuff about your family, the picture the poem. GREAT blog!!

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 2/28/2013 12:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andy xx
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Love it. Thanks for sharing. Half the blame and half the credit, as well.

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 2/28/2013 12:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha you don't know the family but thanks for the thought Joe xx
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:32:00 AM
    This was great Mandy. Hugs...Seren

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 2/27/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks luv xx
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:05:00 AM
    Oh now Mandy, you are a good organizer!!!! that gets one thinking... really please your family gathering was a success

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    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 2/27/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes i could live with a get together,,,
    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 2/27/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi harry do you fancy a soup get together, could be fun, and thanks it was a great success xx
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 6:40:00 AM
    Mandy it is plain to see where you get your good looks from, and Jo don't you take Mandy away for so long next time unless we all get an invite lol....glad it all went well...David

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    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 2/27/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mandy put my name on a get together...I am happy to meet somewhere in the middle....David
    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 2/27/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Why thank you kind sir we will have to have a soup get together David all the brits somewhere xx

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3/28/2014Robin HoodQuatrainhistory,
3/26/2014From The TowpathSonnethistory,
3/23/2014Whitby 2012Versefantasy,
3/19/2014JamesOde how i feel,
2/3/2014The FatesSonnetlove,love hurts,
1/30/2014The true story Of Fanny LynesOde history,
1/16/2014Meadow SweetSonnetlove,
1/10/2014Portrait of a LifeSonnetlove,
12/19/2013To DawnRhymededication,
12/16/2013Christmas Is ConfusingRhymechristmas,
12/11/2013My Turn will ComeRhymemetaphor,
12/10/2013A Kiss Under The MistletoeQuatrainkiss,
12/10/2013Three Sure Signs Of Christmas repostRhymechristmas,
12/3/2013From John Johnson to Guy FawkesRhymehistory,holiday,
12/2/2013A Vampire's kissRhymeevil,
12/2/2013Behind Every CloudQuatrainimagination,
11/26/2013The Death of A KingVerseimage,
11/24/2013The Sweetest WordsFree versewords,
11/24/2013On An Ordinary DayVersehumor,
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