Friday, 11 May 2012

Greetings all

It's been such a long time since I last blogged and I do miss it, but I can't seem to find an answer to my problem with posting photos - so in the meantime I shall stop sulking and just chat with you.


I have tried several avenues for advice - I even contacted a person who teaches about blogging, I put my problem as concisely as possible and after a week or so received the reply - "sorry I can't help, don't know anything about the techy side"....


Are you watching "Call the Midwife"? - I was hooked from the first scene of a young woman walking along wearing the distinctive bright red lipstick and the date under the picture stating, 1957 - ye gods and little fishes, that could have been me - if I had trained as a nurse instead of a shorthand typist!


The living conditions in the south of England were a far cry from the poor end of a big city, but the attitudes were the same - as they were here.  


I was so vividly reminded of 1959 and being in Wellington Hospital, Ward 28 was the maternity ward, wasn't it?  I was so proud of my new baby, and across from me in the ward was a young woman who cried all the time; the Sister brought in her baby just once, very briefly.  I found out that she was unmarried and her boyfriend was in prison waiting deportation so the baby was taken away.


Maybe I have been watching too many Missing Link programmes but I can't help wondering what happened to the three of them and to hope that they had good lives despite the rocky patch.


I came across this lovely quote, "I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant." Robert McCloskey


Till next time then - and perhaps with a picture or two.
Thanks for stopping by
June

4 comments:

Jan said...

June how true that saying is !!!
Good to see you blogging again
Jan

Jenny said...

Welcome back to Blogland, June. Sorry you are still having problems with your photos.

Yes, I love watching the Midwife programme too!

Kathy said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. I also enjoyed your quilts and the way you put together your squares. I have a blog and would love for you to join me at www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

Profile said...

June I miss your blog entries.....and understnad the tech issues....have you considered starting a new one to get rid of the tech issue...see Sue spargo did similar (attached link) you could do a post with a link to a new blog thne you have this one as archived and all the fabulous stuff isnt lost but you continue to inspire us with projects and weekly musings! She how Sue did a link to a new bog! http://suespargo.blogspot.co.nz/