Sunday, 29 July 2012

I Wish I could Bottle it !

The following is an abject lesson to anyone who is feeling rather apathetic, middle aged and lacking in energy and motivation.....
Phone Message left on our answer phone today:"Aunty Gladys here....can you call round?" 
I duly called around at 6pm to collect some scones, all neatly tied up in a little bag
"I have been out today knocking on doors!" she said as I left her spotlessly clean kitchen
"In all I have now sold 300 raffle tickets for the flower show"
She is now just 93 years old
ps/ for those new to the blog...Auntie Glad is not my real aunt.. it's just a nickname she is known by!

43 comments:

  1. I told you those scones are the secret ;)
    ~Jo

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  2. With age becomes wisdom, I truly hope I become the great age of your Aunty. I worried when my children were young, upon meeting my eldest (18) sons girlfriend today, i realised I will look forward too every step my children will take.

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  3. What a beautiful lady . . . I'm raising my cup of tea to Aunty Gladys x

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  4. I love her. ( And wish I lived next door.)

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  5. That's a lot of scones! Does she supply the whole village? What a sweetheart.

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  6. Gladys puts my 90 year old mother to shame. I shall have to tell my mum to stop lazing about, pull herself together and do that charity bike ride across Dartmoor.

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  7. Well, in our defense, we do have a big chunk taken out of our time and energy by that whole job thing...

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  8. How lucky you are to have an Aunty Gladys living down the road. Those scones look perfect, apart from anything else.

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  9. I love her - she is a national treasure. What I wouldn't give for a bag of those scones. xxxx

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  10. What a lovely lady

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  11. Lord knows I should have a little bit of bottled Auntie Gladys in a flask at all times. I need some liquid 'perk-me-up'!

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  12. Auntie Glad is absolutely amazing. She would get on so well with my 93 year old friend Ethel.

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  13. Can you ask Aunt Glad for some tips as to how to get over the effects of being thrown around the dancefloor at your son's (mine, not yours!)wedding like a young'un then your body kindly reminding you in the morning that you're not-so-young after all! She's a great lady, indeed.

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  14. I have a "pretend" Uncle too. I like to think of it as an honorary title as a mark of our affection and esteem.
    When we were growing up, we were taught to call grown ups "Uncle" and "Aunty" as a mark of respect.
    Go Gladys!

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  15. kath
    good point... I have never thought about this before

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  16. Keeping busy keeps you going. Aunt Gladys gives me hope that it ain't over till its over.

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  17. Wouldn't it be lovely if we all had an Aunt Gladys!

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  18. I would give just about anything for a few of Aunty Glad's scones. If I mail over a tenner, can I get you to box up a bagful and mail them over the pond?

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  19. 5 year olds and Aunty Gladys. You'd never have to work if you could bottle it.
    Have a great evening!

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  20. Leslie
    I have never met anyone quite like her...ever!
    to all accounts she has been exactly the same since she came to the village in the 1940s

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  21. It is understandable why she has lived so long! With an attitude like that and scones to match it......
    I am so jealous!!! And hungry for one of those!! lol

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  22. We all need an Aunt Gladys to keep us motivated and fed, the scones really look delicious!!

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  23. there's got to be a way to send some of those over...along with Auntie Gladys too...we'd show her a good time!

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  24. If you could bottle it, I'd buy it.

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  25. How cool is that?? It's the scones, something in the scones! You don't need to bottle it you need to package it...and mail it over here, LOL! Enjoy, what a treasure she is to your village. Thanks for 'sharing' her.

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  26. Once again, would you send (our) Aunty Gladys a big special 'Hello' from blog-land. She looks like everyone's favourite grandmother.

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  27. I wish I had an Aunt Gladys too. I am going out into the world to find one. Thank you for sharing. New to your blog but liking it alot.

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  28. She is a treasure...and if she could just find it in her heart to share that scone recipe I would be very grateful.x

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  29. You've "broken my dream" as they say -just remembered dreaming of writing out names on raffle tickets. Hope to still be doing it at 94 like lovely Gladys.

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  30. Oh wow, I need a bottle of Aunty Glady's secret energy too! What a gal. She is indeed a tribute to your village.

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  31. It's all that clean Welsh air.

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  32. Aunt Gladys is one of a kind. Could you please tell Janet hello from me. Wishing you both a great week ahead.

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  33. Just brilliant. I would like a fraction of her energy now, never mind when/if I reach her age.

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  34. What an inspiration. I'm sure she's what inspires you to always be so sweet-tempered.

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  35. I couldn't do that at my age...let alone hers!

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  36. Gladys looks younger in the scone picture than she does in your sidebar! If that's what her scones do can I order two dozen?

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  37. is that a RED Stove... an "aga" ?
    WOW I bet when she bought that many years ago she was the talk of the town!

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  38. I am with Terry, you bottle it, put me down for a dozen bottles :O)

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  39. HOA
    yes a red aga in the spotless kitchen!

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  40. thanks for sharing.

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