9 thoughts on “FOTD 5th December 2019: Iris

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Love it! I might be off the radar for a few days, pressures of the pre- Christmas preparations and trying to recover from lingering bronchitis 😦 At Doctor today and he is sending me for more blood tests and an exray – not so easy to shake off these things when one is no longer a “spring chciken” πŸ™‚

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    • A reminder of summer days. I too have enough stress at this time of the year and coupled with doctor visits (in my case dental visits) it is really not fun. I am also now more an old hen

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  2. Lol! I know the feeling all too well – thanks for your understanding – I will be back asap – incidentally, I’m from the North of England – and my parents emigrated to New Zealand when one of my mum’s sister’s had done so several years earlier. After we came, then one of Mum’s other sisters arrived and they stayed. I was 8 years old when I landed in NZ – sadly only went back for 3 months when I was almost 18 – had my 18th birthday in the Suez Canal. Always wanted to go back – missed the boat when my NZ hubby suggested we go for a working holiday there when we were first married. At that time my mother was very ill and I didn’t feel happy about going to the other end of the world at that time. When things were ok – my hubby had settled into a job he loved, so that was that. It was only 5 years ago, I had the money for the air-fare etc – but my health let me down, and I was not allowed to fly 😦 So the “one thing” on my bucket list had to be erased. I should just be thankful that I had that time away when I did. πŸ™‚

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    • When someone calls theirself Tyneside lass, it is quite clear to me that the North of England is meant, perhaps even Newcastle. I have a cousin in New Zeland. He made the journey via New Caledonia where he was a teacher for some time. He married one of the locals and they moved over to New Zealand afterwards where he still is after about 50 years. My emigration only got me to Switzerland from East London, I am originally a cockney. I have now been in Switzerland 53 years and married a Swiss on the way, so will not be returning to London. I have no direct family there now, being a golden oldie. In the meanwhile I have MS, although can still manage to hobble around with either a supermarket trolley when shopping, or perhaps my walker. for longer excursions into town I have my electric wheelchair and thankfully I can still drive the car, although only automatic. My left leg no longer wants to operate with chaging gears. See you around.

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