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JUST SHARING OR PLAGIARISM?

Picture used as example from Facebook today by Cathy Jackson.

I can honestly say that I was shocked to my core last night, making me so upset and contemplating removing myself from all social media as I just cannot deal with this amount of unnecessary distress.

I will share with you the comment that was posted on my wall for everyone to read!  It is still there with all the comments, I was going to remove it but my daughter said any publicity is good publicity when you have done nothing wrong.  She was also the first person to see it on my wall so very upsetting for her also, I was then contacted by many friends showing their support.

As you can imagine if something like that was posted on your wall you would be upset.  I had no idea what so ever what she was talking about so asked her.  It was a picture with a written quote on it and no name that was in one of my picture folders on Facebook, I had to search through to find it.  I had obviously shared it when it came up on my wall from somebody else, I cannot remember who or when and looked through my page on Facebook but could not find it.  I deleted it from my picture folder immediately and responded back to her.

My points in all this today as have a clearer and less upset head are:

You should not write this on someone’s wall.

You should not immediately accuse someone until you know the facts.

If you do not want something shared then DO NOT put it on Facebook.

So we now have the issue of, should we share these appealing quotes and pictures when seen on social media?  This is just a few on Pinterest.

We all know there are millions of them on the web, many with no name so what do we do, ignore and delete them?  Share them and just hope for the best?

If someone shared a quote and pretty picture I had made up I would feel so proud that it was liked enough to share with their friends.

This is obviously a mine field and I am very sure that most people would not act like this person did to me.  Can you imagine the awful consequences that could occur if myself or anybody was at a very low point in their life at that moment, a comment like that could send them over the edge, it sickens me that people still only think about themselves and no thought or empathy with anybody else.

At the end of the day it was just a picture of a bird with a written sentence on it that she had put on Facebook.

All very unnecessary. 

1st DECEMBER 2016

IT’S CHRISTMAS

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The tree is up and the first window is open on the advent calender, also I hear that some naughty elves have been visiting some houses and causing mayhem!

I went to my grandsons assembly this morning, what a super performance featuring all they have learnt about The Rain Forest, including poems and paintings that were fantastic.

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I am loving all my houses, getting a good assortment now.  I really need to start wrapping, if I do a bit each day then maybe they will get ribbons and bows on them! or maybe not…..such a bad wrapper.

OMG

The sun is shining! It is not an illusion, I am not dreaming, I am not imagining it…….It is real!

Is that a smile I see on your face
Is that a rose you hold in your hand
Are they tears or dew
That fall to the ground

Is that a bird
I hear cheeping
A young that needs feeding
Before finding its wings
And leaving

Is that mint that you smell
Tangy and tart
Cut off at its best
Floating in your glass

Is that your cat
Laying so still
Catching the sun
Dreaming of meals

Is that the sun
Going down very still
Leaving us now
Come back soon

We need you still

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DAMAGED GOODS

First of all sorry I did not post last night but I had a bit of a mishap! My daughters thought it was very amusing when I rang them.

My next door neighbour had taken in a parcel for me so early evening I went outside and stood on a little plastic stool to peer over the fence to see if she was in before I walked round there. As I stood up the plastic cracked and snapped and my foot went through the stool, so when I stood on other foot as I was hopping round the patio trying to pull my foot out of the stool, it was stuck so still balancing on one leg I had to snap some more of the plastic off so I could get my foot out!

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Badly scratched and cut leg later, I went to bed as it was stinging so much and felt sorry for myself.

The day had started of very good as it was the last Creative Writing so we joined the other group and presented some of our stories and poems to each other. Looking forward to it starting again in October.

Then met the girls for lunch, what a laugh we had and visited a new restaurant called Blooms in Folkestone. How lovely to have such brilliant service and excellent food in surroundings so pleasant. We are all looking forward to going there again.

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They even do cocktails also a lovely sitting area outside in the sun, when it appears lol.

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It will be nice to go there in the winter as they had a little lounge area with nice comfy seats.
So a very good lunch was had by us all.

Today I started a new story writing about 2,000 words also did the planning and characters. I am finding it hard to not put too much about people when I base a little bit of the story on an event that happened. Especially as it was so funny so don’t really want to change the character that much.
Leg is feeling better today and does not look as bad. Never stand on old plastic furniture that has been left outside is the moral of that story. x

SOFA ARRIVED

What a day, I had forgotten what an upheaval it was to get a new sofa. The hallway had to be emptied, had to arrange for old sofa to go. Move everything out of the way so new sofa and chair could fit in. Then clean and dust all the places you cannot normally get to, how do they get so mucky? At last by early evening I had finished but I did clean everywhere and it all looks great.

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Creative writing tomorrow so more poems, I do prefer the writing but it is still interesting. We had to think of words that we liked and as it was sunny last week I picked these:
Flowers, home, fun, smell, fairy lights, herbs, fairies, peace, feel, book, writing, wine and touch.
So then we had to make a poem from these words, this is what I came up with.

GARDENS

Twinkling fairy lights
Flowers that shine
The fairies are out tonight
You can smell the wine
Glowing in the light
I touch the lavender
The smell is divine
Peace is at home

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WORLD BOOK DAY

My granddaughter came home from school eager to go to the library as it was World Book Day. I had said that there was probably something going on there as it was book day, well how wrong was I. There was one poster in the library and that was it. I was amazed, even if they had no money surely a story time or Poem reading could of been organised by the staff as there did seem to be enough of them.

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I asked for two books that had been suggested to me to read but they did not have either one of them. Jade wanted a book by David Walliams, that was not there but when she got home she went on her iPad and reserved it for when it came in.

On a happier note, I received an email today to say that I had been nominated for the Liebster Award, what a surprise. It makes you feel so good about yourself and what you are doing when you get some recognition, what ever it may be. To know that people are reading and enjoying my blog makes me really happy and I will try my best to keep it going with interesting, funny, sad and what ever else is going on in Nanny Cool’s life. See you all tomorrow, last day before the weekend and Mothering Sunday, ooooo presents! I have been very good girls xx

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GRANDAUGHTERS

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It is half term here in UK so the children have been on holiday all week. It always seems to go so quickly and I can never fit in all I would like to do with them. This weekend I have two of the girls they are 11 and 10, we went shopping and seem to have a lot of munch, films and cake making things. It has turned very cold so we have decided we are having a weekend indoors baking, reading, watching DVD’s and playing games. They both like the blog and have asked if they both did a poem over the weekend could I put it on the blog, royalties to me! Lol

I seem to of lost the use of my laptop so I do not think there will be any writing completed this weekend, it is going to have to be notes and planning. All of which I have a lot to do of, why is it names are sometimes so hard to decide on for your stories? At the moment I have a one and two in a story as nothing is feeling right, I guess it will all fall into place eventually.

Next holidays will be Easter and that is early this year, the children have about three weeks off then so best get planning for that. Little Alfie has already asked to go to the zoo again and to have a sleepover at mine. He does make me laugh as I stayed at his house the other night as was babysitting because my daughter and husband went away for the night for their anniversary, he asked if I had my pyjamas and was I having a sleepover at his house! Lol

Have a good weekend people and be happy. See you tomorrow for updates on chilled weekend.

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