Sunday, March 28, 2010

I've been thinking

The other day , I was surprised to get a 'hyper' critical comment about my matchbox tale and at first I was very upset. I thought about it and decided not to publish it. Yes, I know I should accept both good and bad criticism, but the more I read it the more I realised that who ever (they where 'anonymous') it was that posted the comment had wanted to hurt me rather than give constructive criticism (which I welcome)they obviously hadn't read my blog properly as they got a couple of significant facts wrong. Why do people do this ?
Anyway whoever you are you got your way in that you upset me but I think I'm over it now and will continue to write in my way as I choose. If you don't like it look elsewhere.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Magpie Tales - Mother's Day , the end

‘Hiya Nan ‘ Hannah said has she hugged her ‘gotta cup of tea for me’ she laughed.
‘I can do better than that , I’ve just opened a bottle of wine ,come in , I want you to meet someone’.
The door opened and so did Hannah’s mouth .
‘This is Paul ,’ said Nan . ‘He’s your brother.’
Suddenly everything went black and the floor seemed to jump up and meet Hannah. It seemed like ages later when she opened her eyes and she didn’t want to see what she saw. A worried looking face with curly dark hair was leaning over her . ‘Are you all right ? It seems I’m always knocking you over . Please take it slowly and have a few sips of this ’
She looked down at the glass of water as if she’d never seen one before.
‘What did you say ?’
‘I said …’
‘No, not you , Nan?’
‘Well lovey I knew you’d be surprised but didn’t quite expect this reaction. Paul is my son , but I had him adopted as a child because I couldn’t give him all I wanted to. He found me though and convinced me to meet him. We have been writing for a while and I invited him over to talk. Let me make some tea and I’ll tell you all about it’
‘No way is tea enough , I need some of that wine you promised after this ‘ Hannah said ,getting up off the floor with Paul’s help.
Sitting at the table with a glass , hardly touched, in her hand about half an hour later, Hannah didn’t know what to think.
‘Are you all right’ asked Nan.
‘No , I don’t think I am. Poor mum , you where her best friend , how could you do that to her ?’
‘None of it was done on purpose lovey, we where all young and thoughtless then. When I found out I was pregnant I was worried sick , it wasn’t the done thing in those days to have a baby out of marriage. Your mum was my best friend , there was nobody else I could talk to.’
‘So she knew about you and dad ?’
‘No , not then but she guessed later , that was when she told him to leave’
‘And you two stayed friends ?’
‘At first she wouldn’t speak to me , but after Paul had been adopted and I’d come back , we gradually fell back into friendship and she let me share you and Graham. I think she pitied me really. She’s a strong woman your mother you’re a lot like she was when she was younger’
Hannah mulled everything over , suddenly Paul spoke - she’d forgotten he was there ‘so you see it was a very special lady I was visiting , and now I’ve met another special lady’
As she looked at him , she wondered why she hadn’t realised straight away , he was like looking in a mirror . All be it a more masculine mirror !
As she sipped her wine , she thought back to the antique shop and the little jug - no, you never new what you where going to find in a trunk ……..

Where do I start ?

It's been ages since I actually did an update (I'm enjoying the storytelling though).So what's happened , hmmm ? Well I finished a mailart for a birthday and the recipient liked it - must post some pictures . Have finished two decorations long overdue (should have been for December / January but was unable to get stuffing as I didn't want to buy it online and have been working extra hard).
Completed a smoking cessation course and am now a qualified counsellor, had more people joined the diet course at work which again involves encouragement and counselling also doing more BP checks and lifestyle counselling (can you see a trend here ?) The shop is still really quiet and we're hoping business will pick up as worse case scenario - we'll close. I haven't stopped job hunting as I really would like to work less hours and/or less travelling.Have had an interview that looked really good but in the end didn't come to anything , ah well , there's still time.
Health wise , have a barking cough that I can't get shut of and had a couple of bad falls (pure clumsiness)resulting in bruised knees and shins and a lovely black eye !!
My baby boy is engaged to a lovely girl and last night for Mothers day we all went out for an 'all you can eat' Chinese buffet with her parents. Lovely evening with very good company - well pleased.
And now from some more news - my sister - we fell out many years ago and she sent me an abusive letter, whereby I decided it wasn't worth the hassle and I'd get on with my life with my 'now' family - has contacted me through facebook. It seems she has divorced , moved down here (she was in Manchester) with a new partner and not only gone back to her maiden name (as I did between marriages) but changed her first name as well !!! She hasn't told me the full story yet but I'm sure she will as she wants to meet up. I'm taking deep breaths here as I feel very uncomfortable about this , don't know what to think .
Anyway , the other thing is that I've worked three Saturdays in a row and although I got the Wednesday's off in lieu , it made me feel very tired. Working next Saturday again as well !!!
Will be posting more Magpie tales so those that're following these - stay tuned !!!