Monday, 21 April 2014

The Demise...

On Easter Saturday we visited a local town where there's always a large market on a Saturday.  Veg and fruit were purchased from our favourite stall, and meat from the local butchers & deli (who's extremely good...).  There's a cafe up above the shop.... coffee & pork pie for Sir, coffee & fruit cake with Wensleydale cheese for me....  For those of you who don't know... Wensleydale cheese is made in Yorkshire (funnily enough... in Hawes, Wensleydale!!), it's a crumbly cheese, not unlike cheshire, but with a far better taste and texture!!  Best eaten with either home made apple pie, or with fruit loaf (or christmas cake....)

Anyway, while we were there I was browsing a local mag, and came across this.... just had to share it with you....

Goodbye to Common Sense!!!


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.  No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.  He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
Why the early bird gets the worm’
Life isn’t always fair;
And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.  Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student/ but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot.  She spilled a little in her lap, launched a lawsuit and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by..... his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim
Pay Me For Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.

How true is that??

Yesterday, we were at a friends house in the afternoon for a barbie... they throw wonderful barbies!!  lots of people, lots of food, lots of drink of all types!!  Brilliant!!!  And, before you ask... of course I stayed sober enough to do my tatting!!! (Not...Hic!!)

This is what I've managed to do over the weekend!!:

So that's the 'no 2' motif done with... now for the 'no 3'!!  Don't ask me why the colour looks blue, because it's definitely cream!!!!

Off for coffee

Chat later


  1. Oh how beautiful that piece looks!!! :) I thought you might have switched colors and decided to use Lizbeth Blue Ice which would be beautiful too. :)

    1. thanks God's Kid. I would have loved to use some of the gorgeous colours of Lizbeth, unfortunately none of them match Cebelia 30 in thickness.... in fact, I haven't found anything (yet) that does!!