Saturday, 21 April 2018

Friends.. I love 'em

Jonney H ....my Sheffield friend

Recently I asked an old friend if I looked my age,
I think I have eight close friends I can ask this kind of indulgent and honest question to
He laughed his usual camp laugh and cooed loudly
" Darling you always look mighty fine" 
I preened myself briefly until he added
" all you could do with is a lot of ......moisturiser ! " 
....................I .Love you J x

42 comments:

  1. I love you , with or without moisteriuser! Xxx

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    1. Thank you, I need that more than you know today x

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  2. your friend is a ginger - WOOF!

    as for you, you are who you are and I don't think any one who reads your blog wants you to change.

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  3. You are brave. I never ask ANYONE these days ANYTHING about my looks. I pretend I do not have looks. Mirrors are avoided at all costs. Denial is all.
    Also? You are just gorgeous.

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  4. Me, too, John. Absolutely the only thing missing is a lot of moisturizer. We've come a long way with out it.

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  5. I think you are as moist as you need to be. Any more and you would become wet...

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    1. That wasn't meant as an insult, btw...

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  6. We could all use more moisture.

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  7. You just look like you!

    One day my two best friends decided to compare our looks-for-age in my presence. I'm pretty sure I never wanted to get involved. I came out the loser. I don't think I will ever quite forgive that!

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  8. I am with Ms Moon.
    And a bit worried. You don't seem to be in a good place at the moment. I hope you can realise just how much you are loved. World-wide.

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  9. Oh John as long as we are all on the right side of the grass, who cares!.

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  10. Believe me, I understand those not so great days that come and go .. but there are always more good days. Remember that .. a blue day or a grey day ... take naps with the pups and laugh with the Prof and remind yourself, mental list ... of all the Good Stuff.
    Someone told me about that list when I was going through a bad time .. it helps .. and with the pups and the Prof, you have plenty of sweet shoulders to cry on.
    Call me tomorrow and let me know how you are.
    lol ... ok .. you don't really have to call <3
    LUBRIDERM if they sell it there .. face body etc ... it is the best.. this is me talking .. the dried up and flaked away girl.

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  11. Experience and your kindness has shaped and carved you into a grand masterpiece! Like the Mona Lisa or the Hagia Sofia, you only get more precious and wondrous as time goes by!

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  12. We can ALL do with more moisturizer. I've been shedding for weeks! I think it's the prolonged winter weather -- dries us all up like raisins :)

    In ten years' time, you'll look at pictures of yourself now and see just how good you look. I promise.

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    1. I love the expression “10 years from now you’ll wish you felt this good”. Sometimes people look better as they age. I’m counting on that.

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    2. I keep hoping for that also !

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    3. That would be nice, but in my case all the evidence has pointed the other way :)

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  13. You look great on your blog and I am sure in person.

    cheers, parsnip

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  14. Ah, the aging process. Some of my girlfriends bemoan the loss of youth ~ the guys don't stop and stare anymore, etc. I don't really care anymore. I do all I can do (I live in the desert, so I use all kinds of lotions and creams), I exercise, I have a drink now and then, and laugh. Sometimes I avoid mirrors, rarely try things on at the store, and am quite particular on how I'm photographed. But we've had our day, eh? Those days when the fewer the clothes the better, makeup was rarely worn, and bright sunlight made the skin glow.....
    I had my day, and I'm happy with who I am now - much more so than when I was in my 20s and 30s (& 40s, but no farther shall I go). Happiness isn't smooth skin and thick hair. Happiness is enjoying life everyday with the people you love. It makes you beautiful, you see....... :-)

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  15. You can buy moisturiser. What you can't buy is niceness, empathy and courage. You have these things which makes you priceless! We all have off days. just think back to all the good days and hopefully the ones yet to come. X

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  16. I was remarking to my wife recently that TV is filled with ad's for products for every part of women's bodies. From their hair, to their skin, their eyelashes, their lips, nails, etc. It amazes me where they find the time to apply all these chemicals, let alone what it must be doing to their bodies.

    No leave alone John. Concentrate on being a nice person (which you are).

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  17. You are beautiful, inside AND out. That's why we come to your blog. Thank you for sharing "you" with us.

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  18. It could have been worse. It’s what’s inside that counts and like Brighton through rock you have Diamond Geezer... we love you just the way you are.

    LX

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  19. I like you just as you are John xxxx

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    1. Lovely photo of your friend too.

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  20. I think our fifties are being difficult for us. You are outside a lot as is my husband who works on boats. I don't think he would ever use moisturiser but does use sun screen now. A friend commented that I don't have any lines on my face ( I say it's because I am "fleshy" ) and I said hers were lovely smile lines.
    You have a lot on planning a move and that is stressful. You have a lovely face which reflects your lovely personality.

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  21. I look at my self in the mirror sometimes and don't actually recognise the person... looking back at me... but that is ok... it means I have lived. You look fab... you have a good heart and write like a dream.. I love you just the way you are John xx

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  22. I think you're adorable ... even if you don't use moisturizer.

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  23. oh my . . .
    as I slipped the black socks off my feet . . .
    white dry flakes . . .
    Iordy, lordy I am dry . . .
    the rest of me . . .
    self said . . . “where is the lotion . . . feet to hair . . . dry”
    seriously . . . this was just yesterday . . .

    they were my favorite . . . soft black socks . . .

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  24. I love smile lines and expressive faces; it tells a story of life lived.
    Greetings Maria x

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  25. It'll take a hell of a lot of moisturiser. I am thinking enough to fill an Olympic size swimming pool.

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  26. You’re adorable. Don’t listen to anything different

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  27. You look marvelous!

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  28. A way to feel young is to hang out with older people.

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  29. Well, the alternative would be to dye your hair and beard black.

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  30. Ok John I will be honest here, when I look at you I can clearly tell that you are 45 or 46.....

    I was asked if I'm 40, I nearly spit up my food, made me feel good.

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  31. A smile goes along way John it makes everyone look younger it's an instant face lift just be comfortable in your own skin, people see the whole person not just bit's and pieces, when I see you I see a friendly face someone you would enjoy spending time with John.

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  32. Anonymous1:30 am

    Dump your old friends, tell your new friends you are ten years older than you are, easy.

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  33. Anonymous6:12 am

    I like you very much, just as you are.

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