Thursday, 4 May 2006

Jan's afternoon out !

This graphic is one I found on offer this morning,Donna has been busy again ,go to my side bar and visit her ,she does the most amazing graphics,in fact instead of getting on with my entry today I've been looking at the above and marvelling on how she does it .

Well I know your dying to know how it went,yesterday !Well I got my self all ready ,I'd done Maurices pack up ,he was working the last of three nights ,didnt know how long I'd be .So off I went and knocked on Bettys door,We set off to be met at the end off the road ,another lady joined us,the transport arrived and off we went ,the short journey was pleasant the bushes either side the roads,were laden with spring blossom ,and the fields of rape were singing out that vibrant yellow ,we arrived at the 'Forty Foot'village hall ,so named because the village is built beside the drain of that name ,(must research this )Betty took me in and introduced me to the lady who appeared to be in charge ,very nice lady with slight Scottish accent .Betty went and sat with her friends I went and joined a lady ,who I'd smiled at in the shop a couple of times ! Cum ere  mate ! sit wiv us ! wots yer name ? I'm Shirley shes ,May and thats Nancy ,you'll be aw right wiv us ,we ave a laff we do ..not like sum o them old uns ... they ave some good stuff on ere tho.... cause some on its borin ..there was this bloke what wos talkin about Russia ooh ee went on ..the only good thing cum outer Russias the vodka !!.....then ther were this woman who adda arp ,she played it luvly

The chair person lady came over to me asked a few details like my birthday .abit about me ,and then ,would I like to join the committee!  we ell yes? And so the meeting began,there must have been about fifty elderly ladies and about six men,,and now ME ! The chairperson lady was on the stage ,wishing happy birthday to three ladies ,we all clapped ,she announcedthe deaths of two members !!!She then welcomed the new member ..moi!

And the entertainment for this afternoon is .....BINGO !Well if you.ve ever been a manager of an Elderly persons complex and had to call as many games off Tuddy bingo as I have ,you would know how much I hate bingo ,theres only one thing I hate more than bingo,and that is sticking pins in my eyes ,never mind some folk like it ,so off we go May won a box of tea bags ,Im pleased I didnt ,I only drink coffee,and Maurice didnt deserve a present ,for all his wise cracks ,,,teabags ! Pah

The afternoon redeemed it self ,then as little sandwiches as befitting a nice little afternoon tea,a home made sausage roll and a fairy cake ,with a cup of coffee,Then the treasurer/outings secretary arrived at our table collected up our pounds and asked would I like to join them on a trip to Oakham,in Lincolnshire,so I duly paid up ten pounds fifty for the trip and a cream tea ,on May 18th,and then would I like to go on the mystry trip in June ?Oh yes please .......So all in all it turned out not too bad ..I got chatting to one or two ladies and told them I'm interested in local History of the area ,and was promised some photographs to copy, some suggestions were made of places to visit ,so yes I shall go again and apparently they dont often play bingo... Hmm... some sort of initiation ceremony I wonder .........Have a lovely day everyone the sun is shining and its warm out at last .     Love from Jan xx

36 comments:

sdrogerson said...

Well done - sounds like good fun..................
;)))))

jlocorriere05 said...

Funny how they always seem to think older people like bingo!!!! I've never played it in my life and don't intend to! Glad it had other bits of interest for you though. Sorry you didn't win some teabags!!!! Are you taking photos of your outings with them, we want to see where you go! Jeannette xx

mllevl said...

You've got me in tears here...laughing my head off!!! Hahahahahahahhahh it is so funny and yet so sad too.........love the graphics particularily the older lady with the pint!!!!!  Eve    PS  Wonder where the mystery trip will take you in June??

jaymact1 said...

That was really funny Jan, I can just imagine your face when it was Bingo.  It was maybe one of these difficult dates to fill in the clubs calendar we found that this happened now and again and it was bingo or a beetle drive remember that one. Love Joan.

oddb0dkins said...

I can reveal all: The mystery trip is to a marathon bingo session in darkest Ely. Now won't that be fun, lol.
I like Shirley already, she sands like she cums from rand 'ere.
B. x

xxroxymamaxx said...

Great story Jan!  I love the part with the accent. lol  And congratulations on your new adventure!  Hugs, Shelly
P.S.  Thank you for using the quilt square.  I really didn't expect the response I am getting from that. : )

msecz said...

Oh boy this is going to be fun, learning about all your meetings and excursions too.... sure wish I could join you. Sandra

kategshepherd said...

Am really impressed that you went along and gave it a try. Maybe Maurice would like to join you next time ah! But Mother please - - - Bingo! You hate it.

madcobug said...

Lovely graphic. Sounds as if you and the ladies had a great time even without the bingo playing. Hope you have fun on the May 18th trip. Helen

salonrose123 said...

Sounds like you had a good laugh......I know I did reading about it!!

sugarsweet056 said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
Blessings, Sugar

faircolleen said...

you had me laughing there Jan. . .I love Shirley. . what a character!  I HATE bingo too. It was well worth you going and you will enjoy the trips.

ally123130585918 said...

Aside from the bingo you sound like you really enjoyed yourself ~ well you gave me a smile or two along the way ~  May 18th look forward to photo's of that trip ~
and of course thy mystery trip can't wait to hear where they are taking you lol ~ Ally

sunshines612392 said...

Glad to hear you had a good time despite the bingo,lol.  Hope the outings are fab and that the weather stays glorious for them.  look forward to lots of picks.  Sam xx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan.Oh! Bingo...What can I say anything but that even snakes and ladders would have been better.!!! But like you say its worth giving it a try,you are  peoples person and like meeting new friends and the trips out would be good.Shirley sounds a character! a right laff! and the way you tell it  sounded fun.So have they got you on the committee?They know a good woman when they see one.............Love Jeanxx

blazensun said...

Jan glad to see you enjoyed yourself on your outing yesterday.
Donna does such pretty tags I also love to see what she has new.
Sunny

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan ......that was an excellent entry, really made me laugh!   Sounds like you've made yourself at home (bit worrying..... he hee!)  Looking forward to hearing more of your adventures with the over 50s
Luv Jayne

icklemisssexpot said...

Hey sounds like fun cept for the bingo LOL...And trips out, i wonder what the mystery trip is going to be...bus runs they call it up here and anytime mum goes they have a really good high tea somewhere nice  Caff xxx

debbiewebb4465 said...

LOL Jan ~ very funny!! Wonder where the mystery trip will be ?? Maybe a whole day of bingo, with two fat ladies and legs eleven lol Glad you had a nice time :-) Love your graphics today ~ would love to sit in some of the places Donna features in her graphics :-)
lots of love Debbie ~xxx~
http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

haileen2003 said...

Wow...what an afternoon out!
Can't stand 'Bingo'...but would have enjoyed 'Afternoon' Coffee and Cake.
Sounded like you enjoyed it.
Aileen....X

rcfairy said...

Hi Janet, thanks for visiting my new blog and leaving a comment - isn't it nice when someone agrees with one's rants?  <gg>

http://journals.aol.co.uk/rcfairy/Rattlebox/

kaydeejay5449 said...

Oh, lordy, I'm with you on the Bingo thing.  Would rather stay home and clean the bathroom.  LOL       Sounds like a fun group on the whole.  Glad you had fun!!              Kathy

jacksj989 said...

Hi there,

Sorry about the 'bingo,' I am one of those that hates the game.

I am not sure if your trip is to Oakham Hall but if it is you are in for a treat.

By for now, John.

deegleed said...

Hi Janet.
Just to let you know I visited.
Dan.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/deegleed/DANSIMAGES/

wrigleyrachey said...

lovely interesting entry Jan, so funny, can't imagine you calling out 'two little ducks' or 'key of the door 21' at bingo. The time I went was on a beach front arcade and I was asked to pick a prize,but didn't realise you had to have more than one win for the things I liked!
Rach.xxx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Bingo...lol....but it did sound like it turned out to be a nice day.  I agree, D absolutely amazes me with her graphics and animations.  She only started this past September.  Blows my mind....HUGS  Chris

plieck30 said...

Well yes I could see how you would hate bingo. Funny and cute entry. Gotta get off its getting ready to storm. Paula

frdbrow7 said...

Jan your commentary fair made want to join lol!  But the mention of Forty Foot put me off - no way am I driving any where near that drain! =:-O But look forward to more revelations!
Freda

elainey2465 said...

Brilliant entry Jan - glad you enjoyed yourself!! Yes isnt it lovely to have the sun again!!! Yeeee haaaaaaa Laine xxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/MyArtWorld/

m0mmamands said...

thank you jan for your kind words and i love your site give it time and i will fathom out how to put some pictures on my own lol

sugarsweet056 said...

Just coming by to say I hope you have a great wkend! ;0)
Blessings, SUGAR

jeanno43 said...

Great entry Jan, you have come such a long way as your number of commentors proves.  Yes D does lovely graphics.  Have a great weekend my friend.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

djohn52 said...

Hi Jan!    Had to laugh at your afternoon out!  We have what they call the RED HAT ladies club around here, for 50 and older. They have just recently added the Pink Hats for the 40 to 50 age group.  The RED HATTERS wear a lot of purple and red. They go out to eat and movies and stuff once a month.  And a big trip every so often.  I tell you I've been tempted, but I always chicken out.  First off..I don't want to be old, and it has to be a FUN group, not just an OLD group! But it's only $15 a year to join.  The business groups are $300 or more a year to join.  The first lady that asked me to join lives in Kentucky...her group sounded like fun, but too far. I'm not real sure about the Boonville/Newburgh group.  Oh my! I hope it's not BINGO!

Maurice shouldn't make wise cracks! What's the difference in that or him going to have a pint with his mates!!!  LOL  Did I say all that right???  :)

Take Care  and  Thanks for all the crossed stuff!!  :)
Darlene

astra1547 said...

Hi Jeadie...

Loved the afternoon out, I feel like I came along with you.lol...

astra

wldconnie said...

Glad you enjoyed your oldies club! I was wondering about whether to join one or not but like you I cannot stand bingo! Thanks for your kind thoughts recently. Love Conniex

siennastarr said...

Glad you had a good time Jan!!  Sounds like you have some lovely trips planned for the future! :)

Have a lovely weekend!!

Hugs,
Jackie