Since the start of the New Year I have been a little under the weather and consequently found myself early one morning arriving in an ambulance at one of London’s top Heart Hospitals where I had to undergo an emergency heart procedure.
The replay and full details are available online at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s4764 (replay available worldwide).
Looking forward to hearing the show and your comments and reactions!Share on Facebook
It’s always rewarding to get feedback from visitors to the V.O.G. blog from all over the world and people of all ages.
I was really touched to read the latest post from Christina MacDonald on her own blog “couturEveryday”. She describes me as an “80 Year Old Diva” and “adorable”! Thanks Christina, incidentally you look pretty adorable too! Read more from Christina here.Share on Facebook
I have been wearing my Adrian Buckley Poppy with pride this week and must say that I am very sad to read that many of our younger generation are oblivious to what this symbolises.
The Red Poppy is worn in memory of all our Forces, men and women, who have been killed or injured in defence of this Country. Armistice Day started on 11th November, 1918 at the end of World War I.
Coincidentally, my lovely young friend, Alexandra Saul, works for the British Legion and she has been telling me about all the wonderful work they do to raise funds for the rehabilitation and ongoing care needed, not forgetting their families.
To learn more about the work of the British Legion go to their website www.BritishLegion.org.uk and find ways in which you can help this very, very worthy cause. Or you can add a “Twibbon” to your Facebook profile picture (like mine above) and/or donate online here.
Another way to support is to buy the Official Poppy Appeal single for 2012 “Landlocked” performed by James Fox (who is currently starring as Paul McCartney in the new West End Beatles musical, ‘Let it Be’). It’s available internationally on iTunes.Share on Facebook
Last week I was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for a programme which is being broadcast soon! It was originally scheduled as part of the second episode on “Influence” and will now be included as a more prominent part of a later episode. Watch this spot for updates!
The show is “The Digital Human” with Aleks Krotoski and the subject of this episode is “Influence”. It relates to my blog Very Old Grandmother and my meeting with Ari Seth Cohen, the very successful New York photographer, some two years ago here in London.
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I remember my Summer Holidays when I was young! Every year my Mum and Dad took my brother Charles and me by car to the seaside. We always went to Cliftonville (near Margate) and stayed at The Cliff Hotel which was a small private hotel owned and run by Mr. and Mrs. Walters.
Sometimes, our Cousin David came with us. I also remember my Grandma (my Mother’s Mum) coming with. Every day they were moving her to a different room, for one reason or another!!
We loved those holidays! Cliftonville had vast sandy beaches and I can still smell the sea! The weather was always good (!) and in the evening sometimes as a treat we were taken to “Dreamland” (a mini theme park in Margate). Afterwards, if we were really good , we visited the Ice Cream Parlour!!
These holidays unfortunately ended when War started in September 1939, but I always remember them with warmth!!Share on Facebook
I recently returned from a visit to France where my son and daughter-in-law have moved to from Berlin.
They moved some months ago to a very small town not far from Carcassonne. Such a beautiful and peaceful part of the world, matched only by the lovely people they have met there!
It is certainly a far cry from the London suburb where I live!
I send my warmest wishes to everyone I met during my stay and hope to see you again very soon.
I had a great time at Ari Seth Cohen’s “Advanced Style” Book Launch Party in London on Thursday evening.
It was a great success with the champagne flowing and everyone in a happy and festive mood!
His book is a “must have” for your coffee table – check it out here.
You’ll find yours truly on Page 28!
Thanks again Ari for being such a source of inspiration for this V.O.G. and others all around the world.
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There’s no doubt about it, the Supermarkets seem to think that we very Senior Citizens are stupid!
“Buy 3 melons and pay for 2″; “Buy 3 loaves of bread and pay for 2″; “Buy 24 toilet rolls and pay for 16″ etc. etc.