I don’t like the silences so forgive my wittering. Actually I’ve got a guilty secret – you know I always said that Facebook and Twitter held no interest for me? Well now I’ve discovered Scrabble and I’m hooked. So much more satisfying than those endless games in the sixties where the same culprits always took forever to get a four letter word and the ones who would sneak out to consult a hidden dictionary and the endless rows about permissible words – some of then quite disgusting. One friend would start planning his word immediately after his move and have a hissy fit when, inevitably, someone sabotaged it. Well there’s none of that. THEY tell you what is invalid or not and although I don’t always agree, one accepts it. And I love the trilling sound when you record your move.
Just now I have four games on the go although one lady who appeared from nowhere seems to have returned to nowhere. There are two old blogging friends – Kim and Beleek and a girl I first met on a computer course. Then there is the American equivalent Lexius? (there is a copyright problem with Scrabble in the US)I’m playing Kenju and wouldn’t you know all my opponents are winning
But I expect to improve and rout the lot of them. I’ve notice that some of the bloggers who disappeared are happily chattering away on Facebook and no doubt Twitter also.
When Madonna sings ‘I’ve heard it all before I want to join in. Just this morning Lord Young is in the dog house for intimating we have never had it so good. Do they NEVER learn?
This was in 1957
The British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, has made an optimistic speech telling fellow Conservatives that "most of our people have never had it so good".
And there was the same explosive reaction
Even seeing a young couple sitting in the same positions and sporting that same ring was déjà vu but I sincerely hope there is a happy ending. I wouldn’t say I was a Royalist but I think they are a decent couple and if their wedding brings a bit of glamour and trade to our beleaguered land – Hooray!
November is a busy month – we already had MTL’s birthday, next week is our 31st wedding anniversary – MTL’s free chemo week – a meal has been booked, my best friend has a birthday and my # 1 son has a birthday. I’m going to enjoy it before the Christmas palaver. Never say never – I always swore I would never send round robins but this year to bring old friends up to speed I think I will have to.