(l to r) Jenny, me, Chris Heaps, Matthew Braid (Chris' mate), Mark Braid (Matthew's dad), Jenny's husband Steve (whom she describes as 'an old codger')

In this blogposting…
*Jenny: An Update
*A Word To The Wise
Now, cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war…

.….will take place at 1100 on Thursday 16 September at the cafe inside the Theatre Royal in Newcastle.

Bring a flower.

As always, a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

In blogposting 214 I told you about my meeting with the redoubtable Jenny, up in the clouds at Hartside Top. I also asked her to get in touch with the names of the people in the photo I used, and tell me the name of the charity that was involved in the escapade.

Well, she has got in touch (thankyou Jenny) - which is why I’ve used the photo again, but this time with a caption.

There were, apparently, more photos and details in the Evening Chronicle of 26 August but I’ve searched their website until my mouse-fingers ached and can find no trace. If you have better luck, get in touch.

The charity that Chris ran for is called Papyrus; it’s active in trying to investigate and prevent suicide, especially amongst young people. It’s a worryingly worthy cause and you can donate at www.justgiving.com/c2crun

And finally…

I think I may have jumped the gun by saying that Chris was Jenny’s future son-in-law. Er...my apologies.

A big thankyou to ‘montaguedave’ for sending me this lovely list of aphorisms, axioms and just plain ‘home truths’.

*My husband and I divorced over religious differences. - - - He thought he was God and I didn't.
*I don't suffer from insanity; - - - I enjoy every minute of it.
*Some people are alive only because - - - it's illegal to kill them.
*Don't take life too seriously; - - - no one gets out alive.
*You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.
*Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
*I'm not a complete idiot - - - Some parts are just missing.
*Out of my mind. - - - Back in five minutes.
*God must love stupid people; - - - He made so many.
*The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
*Consciousness: - - - That annoying time between naps.
*Ever stop to think, - - - and forget to start again?
*Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!
*Procrastinate Now!
*A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
*He who dies with the most toys is - - - nonetheless DEAD.
*A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.
*The trouble with life is there's no background music...
*I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.


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Hildie said...

Hi Ian
I am well impressed with your prolificacy in blog-writing at the moment, well done! It was good to know that Jenny from the Hartside Pass is still in touch, and I really enjoyed montaguedave's contributions. Do write again on the blog, montaguedave ..... or hang out around the Theatre Royal tomorrow .... we're impossible to miss!
Ian, I have done my P.A. jobs today, I've rung Ada and J. Arthur Smallpiece to let them know there's an AGM tomorrow.

See you all very soon.

Ian Robinson said...

Thanks Hildie. (Er...prolificacy?)

Hildie said...

You HAVE written a lot of blogs of late, you know .....
anyway, I've checked it out -
turning out many products of the mind, fruitful, abounding, producing abundantly
....it derives from
Middle French i.e. prolifique ... producing young, or fruit, especially freely.
There you go!
See you tomorrow, night, night.

Hildie said...

p.s. How

Seems funny to me.