Thursday, 2 November 2006

Chickly Bits?

Good Evening, very late for me to do this entry but we have had quite a day. Will tell all tomorrow morning, but tonight just a small entry about something that  came to mind today. We were out walking in woodland and I saw all the little pieces of wood lying on the footpath and it got me to thinking.  I was born in December 1942 right in the middle of the second world war. My Dad was in the Royal Corp. of Signals so there was just my Mum and me in the family. My Grandmother and Grandfather lived below us in the tenement block in Dundee.  Mum and I did a great deal of walking as we lived very near Balgay Park. The park is a wooded hill in part and we used to go up the hill on our walks.  I always carried a little brown leather bag in which I would gather 'chickly bits' don't know where the name came from but that's always what I called these small twigs just like the ones in the picture above. Whenever we are out walking even to this day I always remember gathering the 'chickly bits' in the bag and coming home and Mum would put them on the coal fire. Stuart thinks I have a great memory for all the thing that happened as a child but the memories are very vivid to me and I always seem to be recalling them these days.
You maybe remember me saying I had been put on a Statin for my Cholesterol three months ago I got the latest results this morning and its down to 3.97 and I am chuffed, about that its nearly as good as Stuart's. Joking apart it has been a long slog getting my Blood pressure down to an acceptable level but the doctor said this morning we had done it. Its three years ago since she read me the riot act that made me stop smoking but I think it has all been worth it. So on that note I will close for today wishing you all goodnight and God Bless. Love

                                                        







11 comments:

jeanno43 said...

I like that saing Chickly bits.  Wonderful memories you share with us.  My cholesterol levels are good but I know I should give up smoking with my blood pressure but I just cannot seem to do it, even patched and gum did not stop me.  Ah well

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astoriasand said...

I have not heard that saying before,but I liked the story, I too keep going down memory lane,why not take a peek at my latest rhyme when you have a moment to spare you might enjoy.Well done with the cholesterol, and a better well done about the givng up smoking.Take care.God Bless
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labdancer51 said...

Hi Joan,  I like the sound of chickly bits, a nice cheery word I think.  Well done at lowering your cholesterol, it must have been hard going.

Sandra xxxx

astra1547 said...

hi Joan...
thats good news of your cholesterol results...well done!

Astra!

jlocorriere05 said...

I used to collect seashells.... bags full of them! I often recall things from childhood, I can remember them so clearly as if it were yesterday! Well done on getting your cholestrol down so low. Jeannette xx  http://beta.journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

ally123130585918 said...

"Chickly Bits" Never heard it but it sounds lovely ~ wondered why you gathered them but then you said they went on the fire ~ I love to hear your memories ~ well done on getting your cholesterol down ~ Ally

sdrogerson said...

Well done you!
That's an excellent result!

bobandkate said...

That's a lovely story Joan about the chickly bits! Well done you for stopping smoking and looking after your health better. Keep up the good work,
Kate.
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jeadie05 said...

Loved your story of chickly bits we used them ,for lighting the fire too ,.,love Jan xx

mkolasa101 said...

Joan I can certainly see why you took that hike.  Awesome views from up there.  Love the ruins and the castle way off.  When your at the top it's like being in another world isn't it?

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jmoqueen said...

Well done for getting your cholestrol down :-)  I'm sure that can't be easy xx  Great memories too

Jen xx