1952 – The Last Change of Monarch

Posted on January 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

1952 is a stand out year in the British calendar.

It was the year that Gene Kelly was happily ‘Singing in the Rain’ while Jimmy Boyd had the unfortunate boyhood memory of seeing something he shouldn’t have. He penned the tune ‘I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus’ afterwards!

It was also the year that over 4,000 Londoners died because of smog. Smog had descended in London following the increase in population density, use of low-grade sulphurous variety of coal for home heating and the increased use of cars. In early December 1940, this ‘Pea Soup’ or a ‘Pea Souper’ was hanging around London. However a cold spell increased the use of coal to warm homes combined with unusual windless conditions which lead to the creation of large clouds above the city of London.

It was a deadly combination. Visibility was reduced to a few yards; public transport didn’t operate. The fog and visibility was so bad that the ambulance service stopped functioning. Over 4,000 people died from respiratory tract infections in just 4 days. This was considered the worst environmental disaster in the UK and it lead to The Clean Air Act of 1956.

Meanwhile on the other side of the world, Mother Teresa opened up her first home for the dying and destitute in Calcutta. While in the US, following a Supreme Court upholding a New York state law, communist teachers are banned from teaching in public schools. Rocky Marciano thrilled audiences when he became the World Heavyweight Champion after knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott.

Back in the UK, King George VI who was suffering from ill-health passed away. After waving his daughter, Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip off on a five month trip of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, he died a few days later. Upon hearing the news, Princess Elizabeth flew home. As she arrived back on UK soil, the then Prime Minister Winston Churchill greeted the new Queen of England. She was 25 years old.

When she arrived back, she became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. She had her official coronation service in 1953.

In 2012, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated all over the world. Her reign of 60 years is the second-longest for a British monarch. Her great, great grandmother Queen Victoria has reigned longer (just over 63 years).

In times of celebration, it’s often hard to know what to buy. Up and down the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, there are people celebrating Diamond Jubilees. It could be a marriage Diamond Jubilee or a work Diamond Jubilee, just like the queen herself.

A very popular way of celebrating that infamous year is to give a personalised gift. What better way to give a personalised gift is a personalised number plate. Personalised number plates are perfect for the person who has everything they need. Personalised number plates can display whatever you want it to say. It is a combination of numbers and letters which read a message that everyone can understand or a message that is private to you.

Personalised number plates are ideal to celebrate this important year. Some help when creating a personalised number plate for this year include:

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Finally, like diamonds that are passed down through the family, personalised number plates can also be passed down to the generations. As personalised number plates aren’t assigned to a particular car but to an owner, ownership can transfer easily, allowing it to be an heirloom (as personalised number plates are an investment) or a simple memory.

Overbearing Mother in Law

Posted on December 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

How is it that before the phone calls were never ending? Babysitters were nonexistent, or if they were the guilt game had to be played. Baby mamas weren’t around to take kids, only to cause drama. One on One time was scarce but now it’s endless. No more guilt trips are played, no more calling ambulances, and the kids are only sick when he is here and not there. It is funny how things change. It is also funny how some people don’t care what is best for another as long as they have what they want (which is him to be there and not here.) How is it grandma didn’t want anything to do with the kids when they are with me but as soon as I’m gone you jump right in to take my place? When before it was to much for you, you weren’t able to watch them all so we could go to a movie or dinner. What game is this one now? I’ll do everything for you now so you will stay. Please don’t take my roll of mommy away. How sickening I hope I am never that needy.

Was I that bad of a person? Were you scared I was taking your place? I could never do that. All I wanted was just a little, he has plenty but your endless guilt games sucked him dry. You didn’t even care if you left any for the other kids just as long as there wasn’t enough for me. And you knew he would use the rest on the other kids before me anyway (which is expected).He is only one person, one person can only give so much. So I am not asking for anything from him anymore so he will have more to give to YOU. I love him so much I am willing to set him free, free from the bonds you put him in as soon as he left your side. The bonds that were constantly weighing him down, pulling him down and tugging him down. Only to have him as miserable as you are. Maybe now you will give him his freedom. Maybe you will now love him enough to let him be happy. But I only think that will happen as long as the only female he ever loves is you. Well You won you won. I give up, I give him back to you I can’t stand to see him suffer anymore. And with me he was suffering because the only time you will give him peace is when he is with you!

Do you have an overbearing Mother-in-law?
If you do I will give you some pointers of how to handle the situation. After writing this (which I never gave to her) my fiance and I got back together so I decided if we are going to be together I will have to change my attitude toward his mother. She will always be in his life that’s a fact and it’s also a fact that she will not change so instead of trying to get her to change I changed instead. I stopped letting it bother me that she called so much, I asked myself why did it bother me so bad for her to call? I learned that I have been being selfish. I don’t need to dominate his time. I have to make it OK to be with me just me and not have to have someone else to fulfill my needs that I am able to do that myself. I noticed that the more I released my aggression to her and stopped trying to fight her and her ways the more she stopped trying to dominate him. We are only able to change ourselves it is when we try to change others that we become stuck or frustrated. My fiance and I are getting along better now too. There is peace in our relationship that wasn’t there before. So just remember if you want things to change around you the first thing you have to change is yourself.

Love and Light,

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What to Do When the Babysitter Arrives

Posted on December 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

Parents who’ve never hired a babysitter before may not know exactly what preparations to take. If you fall into this category, you might be anxious and hesitant in dealing with the babysitter. Because of this, you may also neglect some basic etiquette or considerations.

Before the babysitter arrives, you have to make sure everything is in its proper place. Check your child’s room because it may be a mess. All his toys must be where the babysitter can find them, and not scattered all over the floor. Bathrooms must be clean- keep in mind that the babysitter is a visitor in your home, and you would not want her to suffer from an inconvenience. Make sure there is enough handwashing fluid or soap, a guest towel, and that the toilet is working. Also, for your child’s sake, make sure there is a first aid kit and emergency medicines available. Check the refrigerator for food- it is common courtesy to leave some snacks for the sitter and your children.

When the babysitter arrives, the first thing to do is to show her around the house. The tour should be quick but comprehensive. The babysitter should know the location of the bathroom, kitchen, and your children’s rooms. She should know where to find the fire exits if necessary, and burglar alarms. She should be shown the use of certain devices and appliances that she may need.

Then introduce the babysitter to your children. The children need to see that this is not a stranger, but a friend of Mommy and Daddy that they can trust. Encourage rapport and conversation, and observe how they get along before you leave.

Then, remind the babysitter what time you will arrive back home, and at what numbers she can reach you. If possible, give her a list of emergency numbers- the fire department, police department, hospital or ambulance, and contact numbers of nearby relatives if you are unable to go home immediately.

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A Teenage Love Story

Posted on December 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

“Julliette! Get up school starts in twenty minutes!” “Mom, for the last time-I ‘m taking my time!” “Boys! You get up too!” “Whatever” Yea. That’s our regular day at the Paulson resident. Actually, there’s two! Mom & Dad got a divorce two years ago. Lovely. West Haven, Connecticut was my hometown. Now I live in small town, West Bend, Iowa. Ahh the memories!

*Flashback*

Lori: hey! you’re the new kid, right?
Me: Yea, why?
Kellie: We’ve heard SOOO much about you!
Lori: where are you from?
Me: Hartford.
Kellie: OMG! Isn’t that like, all the way in Connecticut?
Me: Yep! 5 states away from home…Do you think I’ll fit in?
Kellie: if you try! So anyways I-
Lori: Hey! Hey! You’ve got to meet Taylor& Nick!
Kellie: Julliette, meet Nick and Taylor!

Nick: Hi Julliette!

Taylor: Hi Julliette…is it alright if I just call you Jullie?

Me: *thinking* Taylor is really cute!

Me: sure!

RRRIIINNGG!

Kellie: oh my god! The bell already!? Oh well! Lets all meet at the park right after school! Everyone be there-its important! Is it a plan?

Lori: Yea it is!

Me: Sweet sure!

Taylor: yea!

Nick: Sure

*flashback ends.*

We’re in the senior class and we’re all going to the same collage! Weird, huh? We’ve been planning on doing that since the seventh grade. The collage is Farman University. I’m working on being a professional cupcake& cake designer. Kellies working on being a scientist, Nick & Taylor are working together for being collage professors, and Lori is working on being a nurse. Next year,Life will be good!

*AT SCHOOL*

Me: Hey Lori! What’s up?
Lori: Nothing much, you?
Me: Nothing really. Umm, tonights my B-day & I’m having a slumber party…want to come?
Me: Sure! Who’s all comin’?
Lori: Well its an girls only party so here’s who’ll be there!
The only one you know that will be there is Kellie. The others are Laney, Jamie, Rose, Jessie, Hannah & Anna (Twins!)
Me: Oh I know Rose! But, She’s the popular one, huh? But she’s still my friend!
Lori: Great! I’ll see you @ 8:00!

*@ Class*

Mrs. Landon: Hello class! I will be your homeroom teacher for this school year. Come get a book at my desk for this class. Its not usual but I’m also your math teacher.
Me: Hey Kellie?
Kellie: Yea?
Me: Well, tonight for the slumber party I was gonna bring some stuff…
Kellie: Well, what kind of stuff??
Me: Uh, its just a bottle.. and some boys!!
Kellie: NO!! What are you thinking!? Lori will be soo ma- well, actually, lets ask!
*After School*
Kellie: LORI! We have a question!
Lori: What is it?
Me: Well, we were wondering, if we could bring boys to the slumber party!
Lori: Are you CRAZ-
Kellie: She’s bringing a bottle!
Lori: Still no guys. I would but my mom doesn’t let boys sleep over. It’s a rule.
Me: Okay! Text my later I gtg home!
Lori: Kay byeez!
Kelllie: Cya!

So at my house my twin little brothers are ruining the living room! that’s what they do on a daily basis though. They’re names are James & Michal. They’re both ten. Ten year olds in fourth grade are pains in the butt.

I watch ten year olds enough at my cousins house, I don’t need to deal with two more!

Me: Guys I’ll be in my room getting ready! So whatever you do tonight, don’t reck the house, and most importantly remember to take the dog out!

James & Michal: We’ll try!

Me: *grons*

*Texting*

Me: Hey Lori. Codey Just broke up w/ me….

Lori: I’m so sorry…

Me: But, Hey Lori, GUESS WHO JUST ASKED ME OUT!?

Lori: OMG! Who!?

Me: Taylor!

Lori: WHAT!? You cant just date a best friend! that’s like stealing a boyfriend from someone!

Me: oh. I guess we can tell him lol!

Lori: hahaha lol! Well are you comin or not? Its 7:45!

Me: Yea I’ll b there soon! Ttyl!

Lori: Ttylz!

Me: Omg! What’s moving under my blanket?

Chewy: *barks twice*

Me: Oh its just youChewy! You scared me little guy! Now run off to the boys! Go boy.

Me: Okay clothes, Makeup, Sleeping bag, Purse, Cell phone!! Ready to spend the night at Lori’s!

Me: Bye boys! Bye Chewy!

Michal & James: Bye!

Chewy: *Barks!*

*Loris house, 7:55 PM*

*rings doorbell*

Lori: Hey Jullie! Come in!

Me: Wow. Nice house! Are you rich? haha
Lori: Oh not the slightest bit! This home was cheap!lol
Me: Wow.
Lori: Everyone, this is Jullie!
Laney: Hi!! Nice to meet you Jullie!
Jamie: Hey. How goes it?
Rose: Hey Jullie! Does everyone call you that now? Hannah: Omg hi! I love your curly blond hair!
Anna: Hi! Me too!
Me: Good, yes, thanks!
Lori: Oh nobodys met my mom. Her name is Penelope, But just call her penny!

Rose: Cool! Now lets go have fun & play truth or dare!
Everyone else: Sure! Yea! Lets go!

We went upstairs to a beautiful room of-my fave colors-blue & pink! And she says she’s not rich?

Me: Nice room, Lor!
Lori: Thanks! My mom designed it!
Laney: Alright I ‘ll go first. Jamie, Truth Or Dare?
Jamie: Uhh, truth!
Laney: Is it true you love Nick Johnson?
Jamie: EWWW! Lmao no!
Lori: Okay, Jullie, Truth or dare?
Me: Dare!
Lori: I dare you to kiss Jamie on the lips!
All girls: * Laugh*
Jamie: Why is everything on ME!?
Lori: omg haha just do it!
*me & Lori kiss*
Anna: Omg! They actually did it! Sick!
Lori: Okay girls! Make over time!
Hannah: Oh yay!
Rose: Cool!
Lori: Jullie, what’s wrong?
Me: Nothin’ I’m just tierd is all. Maybe tomorrow!
Lori: Alright, Suit yourself!

*in bed*

Me: * Thinking* Uggh! I have this feeling.. Like I… liked the kiss.. No no no! Maybe I’m just tired! That’s probably it! No it can’t be! I can’t get rid of this feeling! I have a boyfriend for gods sake! *gets out of bed*

Me: Hey guys I’m back!
Jessie: Oh you just missed makeovers!
Laney: Yea sorry!
Me: It’s okay. Oh geez its 1:00 in the morning!
Hannah & Anna: Weren’t we supposed to be in bed?
Lori: Yep.
Penny: *opens door* I’m serious I don’t need to treat you like kids now but go to sleep and not a peep out of any one of you.
Everyone: Okay!

*All girls in bed*

Laney: Goodnight!
Jamie: Gnight!
Jessie: Goodnight!
Rose: Night!
Hannah & Anna: Night Night!
Me: Night!

*In the morning*

Lori: Everybody wake up!!
Jessie: Hi..
Hannah: *Yawn* Hi everyone.
Anna: Hey guys!
Rose: Hello everyone!
Jamie: Hello!
Me: Hey Guys!
Lori: Kay! Are we gonna just sit here like lazy peeps or are we gonna get dressed?
Jamie: I think we should be lazy!
Rose: ERRT! Wrong awnswer! *throws pillow at her* cmon everyone get up!

*Everyones up*

Anna: Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Hannah: Of course I am I’m your twin!
Anna & Hannah: Cute outfit day!
Me: I have to go!
Everyone: Bye!
Me: Bye!

*Taylor’s House*

Me: Hi babe!
Taylor: Hi hon!

*kiss*

Me: Lori doesn’t want us to date!
Taylor: Don’t listen to her! I love you!
Me: I love you too. But I’m worried about her.
Taylor: Why?
Me: Because she hasn’t had a bf in forever.
Taylor: I know. Wanna spend the night?
Me: Yea lemme get my stuff.
Taylor: you should really tell your mom.
Me: No I was supposed to stay at Lori’s tonight but I can skip.
Taylor: I see! I love you.
Me: I love you too!

*tonight*

Me: Hey we should watch some movies!
Taylor: Yea!
Me: I was kinda thinking we could watch the house bunny &-
Tammy: Julliette Faith! Get home NOW!
Me: Babe! Text me!
Taylor: Jullie! *gron*

*Upstairs Bathroom*

Me: AHHH! MOM!!!
Tammy: Baby what is it!?
Me: I’m pregnant!
Tammy: Your WHAT!?
Me: yea. You heard me.
Tammy: Your darn right I heard you! Missy your in deep trouble! I didn’t have my first kid till I was 21! That’s 3 more years!
Me: Mom I’m-
Tammy-Don’t say your sorry! Cause’ that don’t cut it this time! You should’ve been more careful! There’s no undoing it! No abortions! Now go tell Taylor! Now!

*Taylor’s house again*

Me:*rings doorbell* hope he’s home!
Taylor: Hey babe!
Me: Um I have something to tell you.
Taylor: What is it?
Me: Well, its just that, we have to get married.
Taylor: Why? Not yet we’ve been dating for 2 weeks!
Me: But, I’m sorry to say but-you got my pregnant.
Taylor: WHAT!? Well, then its perfect! I love you!
Me: I love you too!

*6 months later, @ the church*

Priest: Do you, Taylor, take Julliette to be your wife?
Taylor: I do!
Priest: do you, Julliette, take Taylor to be you husband?
Me: I do!
Priest: You may kiss the bride!

*kiss*

Tammy: Congrats darlin’!
Me: Thanks mom!

*everyone else says congrats*
*@ The reception!*

Me: Lets cut the cake babe! I’m starving!
Taylor: Kay!
Me: I’m so glad this cakes choc-
Taylor: Wh-what is it babe?
Me: THE BABYS COMING!!!!!!!
Tammy: Call an ambulance!
*lots of people tell her to calm down till the ambulance gets here*
*@ the hospital*
Tammy & Taylor: Push honey! Push Babe! Come on you can do it!
Me: *In very much pain* ERRRHH!!!!!
Doctor: it’s a Girl!
Me: I’ll name her Annabelle Rose.
Codey: Hi Jullie.
Me: Didn’t expect to see you here, huh?
Codey: Wait-is that thing mine!?
Taylor: You better leave her alone or else I-
Me: No, codey. Annabelle is mine & Taylor’s. cmon lets go home.

*@ home*

Me: oh geez! Its scary here without Taylor…

*BANG!
Me: What was that!?
Codey: cya jullie!
Me: Huh? Why are YOU here??
*codey lights match and puts on floor. Runs.*
Me: ANNABELLE!!!
Annabelle: WAAAHH! WAHHHH!
Me: ANNABELLE!! *goes into flames to get to babys room

Me: ANNA!!
Annabelle: WAAHHH WAAHH!!!
Me:*coff coff I….can’t find a way out! Wait a second! Anna! The escape door is in your room sweetie! *cofff coff. Lets go!
Annabelle: Lets GO!
Me: HER FIRST WORDS!

*both go out escape door, quick!

~The next day. 8:47 AM~

Me: *Wakes up.* Your so beautiful Annabelle Rose.
Taylor: Hi babe-why exactly are you outside?
Me: Shhh she’s sleeping! And lets look inside the building, shall we?
*all go inside building*
Taylor: Oh my god! No way this is a dream!
Me: Nope. And our little girl almost died! She’s only 2 days old!
Taylor: What happened?
Me: Codey found our house and broke in. He lit a match, threw it on the floor, and ran. Trying to separate me, you, & Annabelle will never work, will it Ann?

Annabelle: Lets GO!
Taylor: Jullie-
Me: I know- her first words.

*Five Months Later*

Me: Come here Anna! We’re going to Nanna Kellie’s house!
Annabelle: Lets Go Mommy!
Me: Aww! So cute!

We considered Kellie & Lori were her nanas since they were there for her birth. Annabelle loves to see them! Now I know what child birth feels like. Its very, VERY painful!

*@ Kellie’s house*

Me: *Rings doorbell
Kellie: Hi Jullie! How’s Anna doin!
Me: She’s perfect! I love her beautiful blue eyes & brunette hair. My hair, and sadly, Codey’s eyes & hair color.
Kellie: Oh. Well how is Taylor.
Me: Why? Wouldn’t you know?
Annabelle: Mommy!
Kellie: Aww! Cute!
Me: That’s what I said!
Kellie: Anyways Lori broke our group up & she’s not going to collage.
Me: OMG WHA-
Anna: *Chews on nail
Me: No! Annabelle Rose that’s naughty! *takes nail* ANYWAYS what? You have to be kidding right!?
Kellie: Nope.
Me: *Pauses* BRB! Hold on to Anna and watch her for ten minutes!

Me: *Rings Lori’s doorbell
Lori: Oh, hello to you!
Me: Huh? What’s up?
Lori: You’re up! I TOLD you not to marry or even date Taylor!
Me: Well obiously its not your choice! I had to marry him because he-
Lori:Wanted you to-
Me: NO! I had my baby. You know it.
Lori: Oh. You could’ve told me…
Me: Sorry Lori. But we can’t talk anymore.
Lori: But Jullie I-
Me: No. No more. Maybe I’ll text. Goodbye Lori… *hugs lori
Lori: *Crying* Bye Julliette.
*Julliette runs to Kellies house, crying.

Lori: What did she say?
Me:Nothing. Come here Annabelle we’re going to see daddy. Bye Lori!
Lori: Bye!

*At home, One year later*

Me: Hi Taylor!
Taylor: Hi babe!
Me: Guess what day it is??
Taylor: Your 19th Birthday!
Me: Yea!
*Kiss*
Taylor:And now that Annas one, she’s got all her beautiful brown hair!
Me: Yea I know!
Taylor: What else will she need to know?
Me: When she’s older, lets tell her our Teenage Love Story.

We looked out back, sang happy birthday, and watched the sun set beneath the water.

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