"I'll admit I may have seen better days,
but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail,
like a salted
Excellent choice. I remember seeing that photo and thinking, Oh, yes, I get this.
I get the photo, reminds me of an old song, get by with a little help from my friends. Onward to the future.
I wonder how many of us can supply the names of those little fellas.
Not me for sure, unless one of the white ones is a paracetamol 🙂
Thank you John for running this competition, I have been thoroughly enjoying the photos, what a clever idea! Again if I lived closer, I would give you a hug. I mentioned before that my close friends were surprised because I cried when they told me they were splitting up, I was really close to them and it felt like a death to me.
Hug right back
We are ALL sending you hugs...a great new era begins for you today!
And to the winner, too...a worthy winner.
Time to distance your heart and start saying EXhusband.
That's why I wrote it
Well....done and dusted. Now for you to live again and in time love again.
An end of an era, for sure! Good for you! I've been down that road twice, John. Next week I turn 76 (yikes) and I have survived and flourished and, dear John, so will you! OnWard and upward! Hugs from Colorado 😊
nope, the beginning of an era!
Good times ahead. It does get better !parsnip
That's Me! Thanks for chosing my entry, I feel as if I have won the lotto! And now it is your turn to go where and when you want to. As well as going to work!
Thank you anon.Send me your address and your prize will be on the way xx
albert is ready for his close-up and personal.
Cats (and dogs, but particularly cats) have a very wide-eyed and intense stare, don't they? It's like they're staring right into your soul. Well done to the comp winner....that could be my husband's picture....and, to a lesser extent, me. It's an unfortunate part of growing older.Here's to the start of your new era, John xx
May your new era be filled with love and hugs and here is one from me.xxx
That's a great 'This is Me' entry! Lots of goodbyes for you over the last year - now it is time for lots of new beginnings and light at the end of a very long tunnel. x
Isn't your husband now your ex-husband?
My Mum always referred to my Dad as her 'first husband', he was her one and only ... but it kept him on his toes 😄
That's funny, Sue. LOL funny. Clever Mum.U
Apart from a lot of other positive adjectives that could be applied to you it was so WISE of you to share this last years road instead of retreating into a ‘cave’Teresa
A big hug from me too x
The end of one era is the beginning of anothsr. But it takes a size man to recognise an end, and a mature one to keep moving forwards with love and hope, despite a battered heart. You are a special person, our John. Onwards and upwards!
It has all been said above......I am with them all and hope that your new era that is beginning will be a great one. Sending hugs too XX
This horrible year will fade in your memory, like similar times have for many of us, and you will be able to look back and smile a little, at the not-all-good, not-all-bad times that life is made up of. Good Luck in the new job!
The winning entry? I totally respect why you chose it. But it's pretty depressing. Mind you of the two, to me outstanding, entries which would have been a draw, someone might equally say "how sad" - except to me they aren't. Funny old world what speaks to one, what speaks to another.Anyway, and probably the best part, these "contests" will give you an insight as to your individual readers. Have to agree with Rachel's recent comment though, and I am sure most your readers will too if they are honest, it would be nice to know the identity of each entry. Put it down to natural curiosity about each other.U
I see no reason to have published them. It must have been of interest for him to see his readers images of themselves. Without names or captions they were just meaningless pictures for the rest of us. So someone sees themselves as a pile of pills.
You have already made your ideas on the subject clear why repeat yourself?
I was responding to Ursula. I would like to add now that you are here that I am surprised that you encourage Anonymous comments.
Everyone can comment if constructive
It's a topic relevant in our household right now. Both of us live in pain and my response is to take the pills but it doesn't define who I am!!! If it did we'd be begging on the streets. So while I really get it, I'm also frankly so OVER pain and illness being the main topic of conversation.
Perfect timing. You're just about to begin a brand new job and your future beckons.
I could have sent the same picture, although mine don't look so pretty as they are all white. As Sue says, perfect timing. No more limbo, your way is clear-cut.
The profile of your readers?
You may take me out of the demographic group.What's a pill?U
And me. I have no idea what a pill is.
Every picture tells a story... don’t it. Well done.
Ooh, I recognise the pretty blue and white one. Rest of mine are less rock n roll. All the very best to you, John. xx
a perfect choice. when do you start the new job?
I liked the silent eloquence of the winning picture!The future you've waited for is beginning. What joy. :)Hugs!
your competitions are such fun, please do more!!!I think the winner was very deserving, their pic speaks volumes.
Got to love that picture! Life in the 21st century.
Congratulations to the winner and commiserations, too. I don't know what all the pills are, although the little red one looks suspiciously like the migraine medication I have needed since my second brain surgery. I thought that my stellar adherence to healthy eating and exercise and good thoughts was going to make me immune to the health issues that come as we age. A diagnosis of several auto-immune illnesses and two brain surgeries later, I'm properly humbled but still happy to be here. Life is good. I'm having a great time, feeling greater freedom to be quirky old me than I ever have, and I hope the winner is, too. I hope that you, John, are beginning to look forward to the next part of your journey.
Modern life, for sure.
Well done to the Winner!Hope the tablets are helping your health.I am now eligible for free prescriptions which will be nice but hoping I won't need any yet.I did send a doggy photo in but not sure you got it John x
Very good thinking there.
Well chosen John, I hope that he or she is doing well.I liked the competition showing such a wide diverse group of people and interests all drawn together through your blog.
The compositions were clever, and a few sad, or at least pensive. I preferred the lovely faces of people. Kind smiles were abundant. Makes me wish I could get to know those lovely people beyond your blog.
I don't remember this one I was looking at faces. But how interesting and creative for the winner to think of putting on that. Thanks for posting who you decided was the winner !!
I love all comments Except abusive ones from arseholes