FA Cup Final

Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup Final to lift that oldest and most revered Trophy. The FA Cup is a stand alone trophy and the oldest British football Cup.  Always the most coveted win in the old three division leagues before the Premiership. What a wonderful end to Arsenal’s season, which has not been without controversy this year.

You might be wondering why I’m dress as I’m? not my usual football viewing outfit!. I attended the Annaul Ceremonial Revue of the Blue Heron Sea Cadets this morning and had to rush home to take in the game. I decided to post the photo because I’m wearing my happy face, I’m indeed very happy with this great result, Chelsea, who won the Premier League. really hoped to win the double! too bad they had to face Arsenal in the final. Its all over for the summer, looking forward to a great new and exciting season beginning in late August. Go Gunners Go.  Bravo Zulu.

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My Little Granddaughter is all Grown Up.

Where have all the years gone?? I can hardly believe my little Sunflower is 18 and attending her Prom Night!. Melissa graduates this June and begins University in September. She has her driver license and probably a car is just around the corner. She is a wonderful artist and has painted and displayed many pictures at art shows in Nova Scotia. 

Congratulation Melissa you have a wonderful future ahead.

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The Trudeau Broken Promise

On Wednesday May 31st 2017 we expect a free vote in the House of Commons on a motion to adopt the report of the all party committee on electoral reform (ERRE).

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You will see Lawrence MacAulay, Wayne Easter and Robert Morrissey answered yes to support the number of candidates elected to government should roughly reflect the proportional votes cast by constituents. The other one Island MP’s (Casey) remained mute on the question. However, it will be very interesting to see if these three now stand by their word to the voters in their districts on 31st may 2017??? 63% of Canadians voted for parties who made this promise. 88% of the experts who testified to electoral reform committee and 87% of the public who participated, recommended proportional representation.

If the other parties vote yes and it is expected they will- we will only need yes votes from twenty Liberal MP’s , and there are more than forty that clearly campaigned on a vote for election reform.   Will they actually have a free vote or will the Prime Minister demand they vote with his broken promise that the last election would be the last First Passed the Post??? It remains to be seen if we really have democracy in this Country? What is more impressive is the outcome of the BC Provincial election, the Greens hold the balance of power, and the Greens will only support a party that agrees to electoral reform. Trudeau may win this vote on 31st May, but nevertheless times they are a changing and he will not be able hold back the irresistible tide for change for very long

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Going Round in Circles????

It appears to me that our Premier and his fixation on building roundabouts is just the latest way to hand out patronage to his construction cronies!. We have roads all over the Province in need of repair, but little or nothing is happening. However, new roundabouts are everywhere, and from what I see they create lots of work and cost lots of tax payers dollars. Why did we need three roundabouts between the lights at Maypoint and North Rd. Why did we need a roundabout at the Scott Linkletter’s Ice Cream factory??? Could it be he is a good Liberal hack?? After all is said and done this government under MacLauchlan’s leadership appears to be going around in circles. The latest is going in at Mason Rd in Stratford, and another in Bloomfield. Spending lots of tax payers money but getting nowhere!!! It must surely be time for a leadership revue, liberals will not survive the next election under this incompetent leadership. So many things have happened! ignoring the plebiscite and the will of the people, attempting to close rural schools, cover up of E gaming, PNP and who knows what else. Allan Roach, who’s nose grows longer by the day, lies and more lies. Oh! did I forget they have claimed to have a surplus this year!!!LOL so small I  think I might have more in my piggy bank. Its time for change.

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A Great Opportunity for Some Lucky Person????

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Rovers Galore! Well two anyway!!!

Because of being rather ill these last few months getting out has no been something I have’nt done very often. However, Sunday 21st May was a beautiful if a little cold and windy day. We decided to go for a drive up west in the afternoon. Can you imagine my utter surprise when coming along a little used road we came across a 1968 Rover TC. Haven’t seen a Rover lurking in a driveway for years in fact I prided myself with knowing where all the island Rovers were. This one look familiar, it was an automatic which made it rare. I did know of one auto from a few years back, but wasn’t completely sure this was the same one. We took some photos and drove on in a westerly direction. My interest was now on high alert looking for more British cars, even though I knew the chances were slim at best.

Two or three miles down the highway this appeared!!!!!

A second Rover TC it was green and this one had a Wabasso sliding roof ,I recognized it immediately. Both these Rovers had last belonged to Gary Rainer of Island Travel. He offered them to me some years ago, but my Rover days were over. Indeed, for a moment I was excited but quickly caught my breathe, too old and too tired to even think of taking on another Rover and certainly not two., particularly two that needed lots of work. Nevertheless. it was a very interesting drive, just like old times when we went out looking for old British cars. We towed quite a few home in those days and got them back on the road, it was fun and my hobby and often Lind’s too. Today was a tonic for me and truly a blast from the past!!!!

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Another Great Revue of “The Royal Navy & Me

This is my most recent reading which I had posted on my Timeline on May 17, 2017

Follow the story of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy 1n 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. His training at HMS Ganges the toughest boys training base in England, if not the world. Sail with him…
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Francis Gallant

Most recent reading:

The Royal Navy & Me
by Frederick Rogers
(Caption) “This is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest boys training establishment in England if not the world., and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic games.This is a thoroughly amusing tale, tempered with dark moments of despair, as he visits islands in the South Pacific, tours Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, passes through the Suez Canal en-route to Malta and Gibraltar, helps to capture an Icelandic boarding party during the Cod Wars. He dives in a submarine to play cat and mouse with our Cold War adversaries, surfaces through the polar ice at the top of the world, feel the tension in the submarine as it sinks toward crush depth. Laugh at the antics of his fellow sailors and the strange situations they found themselves in. Learn the meaning of the acronym PASAHB, and sympathize with this naïve young sailor as he falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book.
One voyage not to be missed.”

.Revue by Francis Gallant..

I once visited a submarine but, even before that, I associated them with being buried alive. Outside of the scary sub adventure, Fred includes interesting nonfiction tales above the surface. He is introduced to his love of the automobile which developed into a hobby and writes of his venture into the unknown when it comes to human decisions, one which includes being tricked into an unwanted marriage. To me, reading the book was scary but, at the same time, a royal experience.

Interesting comment (being buried alive) in the Battle of the Atlantic the U Boats became know as iron coffins. Some 40,000 German submariners sail into war, 30,000 never came home.

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I Feel Like Dancing!!!!

At the risk of being premature I have to say that when I got up this morning I felt like joining Jan and Carl in a happy dance!! I cant believe how suddenly I feel so much better, still a bit weak and unsteady but otherwise great. Last night my blood sugar was 6.2 and this morning 6.5 it hasn’t been that low for ages and must be why I feel so chipper. Still have to be a wee bit cautious and take things slowly don’t want to overdo and then relapse. However, I’ve felt ill for so long its hard not to be happy and ready to face the world on this lovely sunny and warm day. Off to the foot clinic this morning to have my toe nails clipped then maybe a nice lunch with Linda in town. Oh Boy!!! I feel like singing!! Its good to be back.

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Happy Mothers Day to the Mother of my Children

Happy Mothers day to the best mother my two girls could have ever wished for. For me the best wife, friend and partner a man could ask for, and yes sometimes she mothered me too!!!!!! Love you Linda.

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Proud to be Navy

“You can talk of your famous Army,
And glorious Air Force too.
But do you ever think of the Navy,
And the job they have to do?
No sane man ever sails those seas,
And expects to live it through.
So thank your stars,
You have fighting tars,
Who wear the Navy Blue.
We don’t fly over your city,
Or march with a heavy pack.
But the Navy takes you there,
And do our best to bring you back.

No frantic crowds to see us off,
No commotion in the town.
And when we’re lost in action,
It’s just another ship gone down.
There’s no more than a whistle,
As we slip quietly to sea.
To protect our precious merchant fleet,
From the ruthless enemy.
We face the cold Atlantic,
The ice bergs, snow and sleet.
No matter what the sacrifice,
For us there’s no retreat.
We’re tossed about by the angry seas,

And battered on the run.
Bombed by enemy aircraft,
And blasted by their gun.
It’s freezing on the upper deck,
And hot as hell below.
We’re seasick, bruised and battered,
But the convoy must go through.
We guard your vital food supplies,
Your planes, your guns and tanks.
For your existence over there,
to Merchant Boys give thanks.
Give credit to your Army,
And Air Force where its due.

From the top HMS Cheviot – Cockade – Concord – Comus.


But we’d like you to remember,
That you have a Navy too.”

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