To Readers in the States!

When I check the stats for this blog, I frequently find that I have about 5 or 6 fans who follow me in the United States.  I would be very interested in communicating with these people to find out if they have anything like the Big Issue near where they live.  So, if you are reading this in the US of A please leave a comment and I will be in contact to see if you know of any homeless papers where you live or work – it’ll be lovely to hear from you too!  Sharon

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you so much to every lovely person who gave me cards and presents for my birthday on Wednesday. I took a very rare day off on Thursday and had a lovely lie-in and enjoyed it immensely! Also thanks again to Phil for the lovely lunch on my day off. I haven’t eaten so much in a long while. The bottles of wine, chocolates and other pressies gave me a wonderful feeling of belonging on London Bridge and it’s great that everyone thought enough of me to bother choosing a gift to cheer me up and make my day extra special. So again, thank you, thank you, thank you – I think that says it all! See you on the bridge – Sharon.

It’a My B’day!! (And I Feel Very Old!)

This Wednesday (18 March) is my birthday.  I won’t say how old I am because it makes me feel ancient!  Anyway, I just wanted to say a special thank you to Phil, who is taking me out to lunch (with real ale!) on Thursday.  There’s nothing like a long lunch date to make you feel special, even when you are as old as me. Also thanks in advance to all the people who will give me a birthday gift this week – you are all so lovely to remember me on my special day.  (Although as someone once said – you may feel special on your birthday but you share it with 14 million other people worldwide!)  So I look forward to seeing you all on the bridge this week – my birthday week is always a great one to remember!

The Ills of Being Ill!

It’s been a while, as I have been ill for nearly two weeks now. I woke up on the Sunday before last to find that I had a mega chest infection. I often get them at this time of year, as the temperature rises a little and then drops again, but usually I start with a sore throat, work up to a cold for a week or two and only then do I dive headlong into a big infection. This time the preliminaries were ignored thereby throwing me straight into serious illness with no prior warning. To add insult to injury the chest infection kept me guessing by adding an upset stomach into the mix which made taking antibiotics effectively really difficult. Hence I have spent a week and a half subsisting on milk, yoghurt drink and a little fruit jelly for added interest. I am sure celebrities would pay a fortune to participate in such a detox but I can only say that I am now bored stiff and no weight loss is apparent! In the next few weeks, as the weather improves, I hope to get out and about with my camera, in order to complete the study of light and shade that I started last summer. This will eventually find it’s way onto my Flickr page so that you can all have a look. Hope you are all feeling much better than I am! See you soon – Sharon