Good bye all!

I am going to retire this lj and start up a new one with a new name. Times are changing and I feel the need for a fresh start!

Thank you for all the wonderful messages I have had from people over the years I have had this journal.

Thank you for all the kind messages of support while I was in hospital a couple of years ago.

Thank you!

Take care,
Red x


Its like learning to ride a bike all over again - literally!

I got a bike last weekend. My old bike got stolen at university 12 years ago!! Never replaced it as I was so heart broken, but I have been given one by a family friend. Having a bike in Cambridge is compulsory I think!

Anyway, last weekend the bike was out of the shed, the tyres pumped up and the seat adjusted. I took it for a spin round the block and...oh my...I felt like a young girl again learning to ride a bike for the first time!!! I hadn't ridden a bike in 12 years, and although the phrase never forgetting how to ride a bike is true, I was still wobbling all over the place!

Now it is raining and I want to cycle into town.....hummmmmmmmm
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I am online at home again, no more trips back to the library, well apart from to drop off all the books I have. The library is a pretty amazing place! :o)
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1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptise cats.
2) When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.

1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy.

1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
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My Dearest Car is for Sale

Well I atlast have her back only to put her up for sale, my darling Saab 96V4 "Poppy"

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She is a 1976 model and quote from

"The major change to the Saab 96 (in 1976) was the introduction of the Ford V4 engine and with this came improvements to the alternator, a higher capacity battery and a more powerful starter motor. Three point seat belts were introduced and disc brakes were now standard on front wheels except for the lowest cost US model." She was Originally Olive Green but was restored in the late 90's to black, with black interior with rather lovely white piping! Her wheels are black and she has chrome bumbers and grill.

She is a super little car, and definitly an eye catcher. She has had a lot of work done recently so is ready for sale.

Again quoted from

Saab 96V4 - Technical Specifications

Body - Unitary construction, two door saloon, four seats
Engine - four cylinder in V configuration, four stroke 1498cc 65 hp
Engine Structure - Four speed manual gear box with free wheel

If you are interested please email me at
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