It was my birthday last Sunday….I was 46. I’m kinda noticing the obvious signs of aging and thinking ‘why does life pass by so quickly?’..it’s rather scary don’t you think?
I was very lucky on my birthday. I got an iPod touch from a wonderful, special friend who I totally adore, some money from my parents and simply delightful 1940s gifts from my husbands (we have been separated for 3 years and he lives with a lovely lady called Deborah) parents Dorothy and Simon..
The gifts included tea bags from the UK (yay!), a gorgeous card, some dollars, a ration book coaster and an amazing tea-towel with a 1940s poster image that says “where there’s a woman there’s a way…”
And today I am thinking about those women on the Home Front during WWII who kept their families cared for and bravely “kept calm and carried on” , the Land Army Girls who supplied extra manual labour on our farms to ensure the population continued to be fed and that farms could remain productive, the women who took over from the men and learned skills and trades to fill those gaps in the work force ensuring that the economy thrived as best as it could.
So here’s to women god bless ’em. If there is a way a woman will find it…
PS Jan left this comment which I wasn’t aware of… thanks Jan
“And please don’t forget the women who had to carry on looking after the family when the bread winner lost his life for the cause. There was no family allowance in those days. The only money they were entittled to was a small widows pension. I’ll drink to these brave women any day….”
And please don’t forget the women who had to carry on looking after the family when the bread winner lost his life for the cause. There was no family allowance in those days. The only money they were entittled to was a small widows pension. I’ll drink to these brave women any day.
Yes that’s the home front reference xxx OOps sorry I didn’t see all of your response… yes indeed. Incredible the hardship to be overcome…. I’ll add that in Jan xxx
Happy Birthday! I’m forging the trail ahead, as I’m looking at 48 on the horizon. I’m enjoying getting older since I am settling into myself and less willing to take “nonsense” (not the real word I use) from people anymore.
I was happy to see a reference to the Land Army Girls as I have just discovered a TV series about them but have yet to start in. As a vegan who is working on her own fitness and weight loss, I really enjoy your blog.
Awww thank you for reading and leaving a comment! How long have you been vegan for? Yes- I saw a trailer on YouTube.com for that TV series and I’d love to watch it… I am sure I’ll be able to find it for free online somewhere! C xx
I am fortunate as my in laws are well and are in their late 80’s. Australia during the war was the place to be. My father in law is 3rd generation on their farm and they were lucky as they had sheep,cows, pigs and chickens and grew their own fruit and veggies so they never went hungry. They are still on the farm and living very well still. I think their is something to be said for that generation that we can all learn from
Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fabulous day!! 🙂
Happy (belated!) birthday (from a 46 yo going to be 47 in March), and if you ever want teabags sending from the UK …..!
Happy Birthday. 🙂