Monday 29 September 2014

Liverpool Uk..... Love of Life.....

 Liverpool my home town is a most interesting City , it sits on the  edge of the River Mersey and is steeped in maritime history. Across the river is the Wirral Peninsular where many of the professionals, who worked in the thriving city lived, it was affectionately known as the dormitory to Liverpool as the wealthy earned their fortunes in the City and took the Mersey ferries home to The Wirral to sleep. 


One of famous Mersey Ferry Boats chugging across the river conveying the weary workers to their homes after a hard day keeping the wheels of commerce in progress. The three buildings behind the ferry boat are called The Three Graces, on the left is The Liver Building then The Cunard Building and finally The port of Liverpool Building. Just to the right is The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, which is set slightly back from the waterfront.

I had the privilege of working for a firm of Investment Managers and Stock Brokers in The Port of Liverpool Building. It was a joy to work there as my desk looked directly across the river so life was never dull watching the comings and goings on the river. There were wonderful sunsets across the river too, which reflected a visage of The Welsh Hills just beyond The Wirral. 

Images of the beautiful interior of the building, starting from top right looking up from the four galleried floors to the spectacular domed ceiling, then middle left the winding stairway up to the 4th floor where I worked...I used to almost sprint up the stairs as part of a keep fit campaign ! I was about 35 years of age then.  To the right is part of the beautifully crafted ground floor.

 Happy days for me then I had met Ian, soon to be my second husband and wonderful step daddy to our three girls.

It's little wonder I could sprint up those stairs!

As it happened I had been living on The Wirral for twenty years but decided to sell my home and move back to my roots in LIVERPOOL when we married.

We have never looked back... The three girls all did very well in their new schools, LIVERPOOL has some of the finest state schools in the country.

They are all happily married, two of them to LIVERPOOL boys and one to a Lovely guy from London....

Up to date we have four Loving grandchildren, so all I can say is



I am dedicating my LIVERPOOOL post to dear Lorne and Leslie to just let them know how we all are thinking about them.

 I know Leslie has a special place in her heart for LIVERPOOL after her visit two years ago. It was such a joy to meet her , I felt as if I'd known her a lifetime.


 My sincere thanks to the lovely Denise for devising ABCWENESDAY and also to the legendary Roger for his hard work as the Administrator.




Monday 22 September 2014

K is for potassium, and thousand...

The letter K, the 11th letter of the modern English alphabet, also indicates the sound the letter makes, or its distinctive shape. But what else does it mean?

The page HERE attributes 133 definitions for K, some duplicated, most of which I was not familiar with. Here are some that I DID know:

King, in chess, and in cards
Kicker, in American football
Strikeout, in baseball; a backwards K indicates someone striking out without swinging at the third strike
Kids, as in the acronym DINK, which means Dual Income - No Kids
Kindergarten, as in grades K-12
Kellogg's, the breakfast cereal maker, on the New York Stock Exchange
Potassium, the element, from the New Latin kalium, atomic number 19
Kilo, as in kilogram
Kilobyte, 1024 bytes
Thousand, as in 20K, for 20 thousand
Kelvin, the temperature scale. Zero degrees K is absolute zero, -273.15 degrees Celsius or −459.67°F
Killed, in genealogy

Other definitions not on the list:
Carat or karat, a unit of purity for gold alloys
Kings, Biblical books

But the one I know, but have difficulty with, is that K means OK in Internet chat. Okay, which I wrote about recently, is already a shortened form. This seems silly.

But it's NOT silly to KICK in and participate in ABC Wednesday this week. The KINDLY KREW will surely visit you.


Monday 15 September 2014

J is for JOURNEY

Ralph Waldo Emerson stated that "life is a journey, not a destination." 

With that in mind, I regret to tell  you all that I will have to take
one of the forks in the road and temporarily leave ABC Wednesday behind. 

Unfortunately, my new husband's health is such that I want to spend every possible moment
with him as we will journey together towards the destination that God may have in mind for him.
  We don't know how long the journey will be, but as we travel this difficult path,
we don't want to miss out on one minute of the ride. 
One day I hope to return to be part of this amazing group of people whose paths have crossed
 to share life's ups and downs, hopes, and dreams.  If possible, I will pop in now and then
to let you know how things are progressing. 

In the meantime, your prayers would be gratefully accepted.

And so we begin our journey


Monday 8 September 2014


Without any doubt the word "introduction" starts with an "I" so why don't take the opportunity to explain to you what an introduction is !

Google and you get the answer !

Begin with an attention grabber. The attention grabber you use is up to you, but here are some ideas: ... If the attention grabber was only a sentence or two, add one or two more sentences that will lead the reader from your opening to your thesis statement. Finish the paragraph with your thesis statement

which is  : Brevity is the soul of wit

Truly yours,
The attention grabber Gattina