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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18th May 2021LaurelC commented on:
Swallows ReturnThank you Kes. It's all getting better isn't it. They havn't said if they accepted my latest one-- Listen to the scallop shell-if they accept it you might like that.ViewDate:
18th Dec 2020LaurelC commented on:
LaurelC showcase imageUsed to do pen and ink and acrylics, but too arthritic now--fingers don't obey brain. All done with photoshop on my laptopViewDate:
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 activity19/05/2021 11:53:26poems: Listen to the scallop shellListen to the scallop shell Listen to the scallop shell; Sea hushing, blood rushing; In...Approved 630/04/2021 18:38:09poems: Pay it ForwardPay It Forward Someone had the grace to throw a sunbeam in my way; A meeting, very...27/04/2021 11:44:17poems: Swallows ReturnSwallows Return As we emerge from the long dark days, Blinking, confused, still in a...19/04/2021 12:02:46poems: Forty One Gun Salute to a fellow sailorForty One Gun Salute to a fellow sailor Fire One! Fire Two! Prince Philip, he was not yet...02/03/2021 11:09:49poems: 92 Today92 Today I wish that I could be like you— Oh no you don’t, I’m 92. How does it feel...26/02/2021 14:12:42poems: SnowdropsSnowdrops My feet are in the freezing earth, My head is in the air It’s cold, so cold...14/02/2021 19:09:26poems: Oh, was that today?Oh, was that today? Forget the flowers, Forget the wine, Forget you asked me out to...Approved 509/02/2021 10:43:56poems: I've got the Best Kind of BluesI've got the Best Kind of Blues Show me an artist who doesn’t love blue, I’ll show you...13/07/2020 16:27:45poems: Farewell to my sister-in-law ShumanFOR SHUMAN JULY 10th 2020 Child of the East in turmoil born, Father shot, kids left...17/04/2020 13:46:22poems: Wedding SongWedding Song Nine years ago at the Stonehouse Bar They met, as decreed by their guiding...Approved 819/03/2020 14:05:25poems: ShutdownShutdown My flat for the old - we’re all shut down Encouraged not to go to town. No...Approved 729/02/2020 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...Approved 524/05/2019 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...
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