LaurelC's bioArtist and writer, retired seafarer. Author (with late husband Bill) of best selling "Sell Up and Sail"
Cruised under sail nearly 100,00 miles until the age of 83.
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2nd Mar 2020LaurelC commented on:
Have you fallen victim to a scam?I fell for a scam that was supposed to protect and clean up my laptop, and keep it safe indefinately for £700. The so-called "tech" had to be allowed into my computer, he did this almost every night and spent the time trying to get me to buy gift cards, and many other ways of getting cash, all involving copies of my passport, and many other documents. After two months I felt really harassed and realised it was a scam and stopped my credit cards, but too late to stop him forcing me to buy a £700 gift card, which was eventually refunded as I bought it under duress. These people are extremely persuasive and credible. I never got back the original £700. Thank God I do not bank on line, or he would have cleaned me out.ViewDate:
12th Feb 2020LaurelC commented on:
Have you been affected by the shortage of HRT products?We are all different, and react differently to things. A bit of positive research instead of perpetual scaremongering wouldn't hurt.ViewDate:
12th Feb 2020LaurelC commented on:
Have you been affected by the shortage of HRT products?I am one of the few people who have fought for continuing HRT long after the menopause. Over the years opinions have gone this way and that about its effects; I am still taking it at 90 years old, and I believe it has a lot to do with my well being, which is regarded as remarkable for my age. I still shop, cook and look after myself, get myself around by bus if I can, by taxi if I can't. I need no carers and go to the surgery once a year for my flu jab. My immunity system seems very strong. My BMI is perfect, and I enjoy food and drink. I have no aches and pains unless I do something silly. After my (online) supplier let me down completely and I missed a whole month I changed suppliers and had to accept replacement patches for my usual ones. no ill effects. Now we are back to normal. I look in vain for research into HRT for the wellbeing of the elderly, but no one seems interested.ViewDate:
28th Jul 2019LaurelC commented on:
Not Enough RainMy Barge ladies (WOBS-Women on Barges) tell me it's raining in France and Belgium. Seems to have worked!ViewDate:
30th Jun 2019LaurelC commented on:
Washing in Bygone daysThe copper was sunk into the garden eventually, and became a goldfish pond. We recycled even back in those days!ViewDate:
14th Feb 2019LaurelC commented on:
LaurelC showcase imageReassuring you youngsters in your 50's that we are not past it yet!ViewDate:
25th Jan 2019LaurelC commented on:
LaurelC showcase imageIt's Burns Night. When we were far flung and couldn't get real Haggis, this was my solution. It was also good for those Cousins who are wary of offal, it's not authentic without, but still tastes very good.ViewDate:
15th Dec 2018LaurelC commented on:
LaurelC showcase imageHands too arthritic to draw these days, so I do these on the computer. it's a challenge!ViewDate:
16th Nov 2018LaurelC commented on:
Armistice Day in the rain 2018I was so angry. No need for further comment.ViewDate:
10th Nov 2018LaurelC commented on:
Armistice dayMy father was wounded in WW1 in Belgium and again on the Somme, but his mental health remained good, This poem was for those suffering from PTSD. We had one such in the family, my father-in-law, a brave man with many awards; a skipper-lieutenant in the Royal Navy in WW2. PTSD was ill understood in the [email protected] and he never got adequate treatment. LaurelC.ViewDate:
1st Nov 2018LaurelC commented on:
Make your food last longer with these hints and tipsThis is useful. Now that we don't eat so much there's always leftovers, and veg and fruit is often sold in packages that are too large for us. I often freeze the second half of what I cook, remember to LABEL IT CLEARLY or you won't know what goodies you've got!
LaurelC's latest showcase activity17/04/2020 13:46:22poems: Wedding SongWedding Song Nine years ago at the Stonehouse Bar They met, as decreed by their guiding...Approved 619/03/2020 14:05:25poems: ShutdownShutdown My flat for the old - we’re all shut down Encouraged not to go to town. No...Approved 629/02/2020 18:51:47poems: On being ninety oneOn being ninety one Now I’m reaching 91 I feel that life has just begun. Don’t worry...08/11/2019 10:14:56poems: Dawn at SeaDawn at Sea Mother of Pearl yacht In a Mother of Pearl sea; Dawn is breaking astern of...30/10/2019 09:00:16poems: Festive greetingsFestive greetings Diwali, Hannukah, and Eidh, Keep their High Days up to speed. Yuletide...Approved 804/10/2019 08:08:34poems: Rescue CatsRescue Cats We sat on a bench and enjoyed a welter Of cats at the Westbourne Animal...18/09/2019 08:00:52poems: Friday the ThirteenthFriday the Thirteenth We sailed on a Friday, I’m sorry to say, Our troubles began on the...28/07/2019 10:57:14poems: A DEVOUT OLD LADY somewhat confusedA DEVOUT OLD LADY somewhat confused Lord God, my mind’s confused of late; I find it...26/07/2019 16:48:08poems: Not Enough RainA Raindance for France and the Low Countries Not Enough Rain All over France and the Low...Approved 2628/06/2019 14:14:25poems: Washing in Bygone daysWashing in Bygone days Monday washday, early start; Piles of washing, don’t lose...24/05/2019 17:44:57poems: Only ElevenOnly Eleven Wade versus Roe in 72 A pro abortion bill went through. And many women said...30/03/2019 15:26:04poems: The WheelhouseThe Wheelhouse A place of peace, a place of learning, To sit and watch the seasons...20/03/2019 12:33:36poems: What was that again?What was that again? I’m staring at the kitchen floor and wondering what I’ve come here...Approved 1004/03/2019 18:48:25poems: Being NinetyAt the end of my last year’s poem on being 89 are these two lines: For Ninety I can find no...17/02/2019 15:01:21poems: Valentine 2013Valentine 2013 My Valentine is eighty four As time goes by I love him more Candlelight and...Approved 314/02/2019 09:18:36Gallery SubmissionI wrote Bill a Valentine every year for the last 16 years of his life. This is one of themApproved 129/01/2019 11:53:45poems: Sorry I'm OfflineSorry I'm Offline Although the Internet is thriving, E-mails simply aren’t arriving, This...04/01/2019 17:05:12poems: JanuaryJanuary January brings no thrills, Waiting at the bus stop chills. Walk to the library is...15/12/2018 12:20:41Gallery SubmissionThis is my Christmas card this year, based on an enamel in the Palo Doro, St Marks, VeniceApproved 1519/11/2018 16:27:29Vegetarian: Laurel's Caulibroc BakeA FEAST FOR THE EYES Those of us who deal with eye diseases are encouraged by our medical team...16/11/2018 11:30:46poems: Armistice Day in the rain 2018Armistice Day in the Rain 2018 Nineteen fourteen - All quiet the trench, can’t even hear the...
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