Pam Ayres, now 73 years old penned her latest poem ~ to coronavirus
I'm normally a social girl I love to meet my mates But lately with the virus here We can't go out the gates You see, we are the 'oldies' now We need to stay inside If they haven't seen us for a while They'll think we've upped and died They'll never know the things we did Before we got this old There wasn't any Facebook So not everything was told We may seem sweet old ladies Who would never be uncouth But we grew up in the 60s - If you only knew the truth! There was sex and drugs and rock 'n roll The pill and miniskirts We smoked, we drank, we partied And were quite outrageous flirts Then we settled down, got married And turned into someone's mum, Somebody's wife, then nana, Who on earth did we become? We didn't mind the change of pace Because our lives were full But to bury us before we're dead Is like a red rag to a bull! So here you find me stuck inside For four weeks, maybe more I finally found myself again Then I had to close the door! It didn’t really bother me I'd while away the hour I'd bake for all the family But I've got no flaming flour! Now Netflix is just wonderful I like a gutsy thriller I'm swooning over Idris Or some random sexy killer At least I've got a stash of booze For when I'm being idle There's wine and whiskey, even gin If I'm feeling suicidal! So let's all drink to lockdown To recovery and health And hope this awful virus Doesn't decimate our wealth We'll all get through the crisis And be back to join our mates Just hoping I'm not far too wide To fit through the flaming gates!
Post by itinerantchild on Nov 2, 2020 16:44:09 GMT
I recieved an email from my client who is in the uk saying that with consideration to the covid restrictions here in France,that I am welcome to park up in the garden for as long as I want after I have finished the job and use the house for anything I need or even stay in the house if I want !! How lovely is that :-)
I have got another house to point that I will start on in a week or so,but shall be doing only the first section which is probably about two weeks work,then start hitting out the rest probably late spring,so his offer has fallen beautifully as I can within the covid rules go to work and come back so I will use this as my main base whilst I am at that job then see what the restrictions look like afterwards.
This means that I have a loo,wifi and the big tele for the autumn rugby matches as well as use of the fridge and freezer too meaning I can stock up on food and not need to go out for a few weeks apart from work.
Needless to say that I do not accept offers like that without giving something back so have insisted that I will put in a few days in his garden in return and stain all the oak beams for him as well as a few other little jobs in return.
A kindness for a kindness works within the laws of karma I think and that way he gets to save a few quid and some time by what I do for him.
He does not want anything,which shows what a lovely couple I am working for but no way would I accept that for free as even though it is a kind and genuine offer I would feel a right scrounger if I did not return his lovely gesture. That way we will both do well out of the deal and fifty fifty in my mind is important in any relationship.
Definately a weight off my mind as was not sure what I was going to do next as county to county travel is srictly forbidden.
Yet again karma delivers and my charmed life continues,happy as the proverbial pig :-)
Post by itinerantchild on Nov 2, 2020 16:58:05 GMT
Thank you BB son of BB, and Vw daughter of Vw (its from the last kingdom vw), you know my way of thinking in that something positive always presents itself if you are open to it and you do your bit towards creating it. The couple whom I am working for obviously have complete trust in me and are very happy with the work that I have done which has come around by me playing the game and being friendly and showing good ethics in my work.
I think that they also know that with me being so independant that I will hardly go in the house at all,but fair play to them the offer to use the house as my own is so damn nice.
So then,rave party in france next weekend ?
As if I would disrespect their trust in me like that !!
Hope that all is well for you and your good lady BB. xxxx