Thanks for stopping by! Would you like a cup of tea or coffee? And please, sit for a spell. If you enjoy my posts, please feel free to follow me or subscribe to my blog. This is a word verification free, family friendly blog, so everything I share here is for all ages. I am a happily married man in my late sixties who lives on the Wirral peninsula, near Liverpool, in the UK.
I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
I enjoy most forms of communication and postcards are a special favourite. I used to blog as Scriptor Senex which is Latin for Old Writer but now Google only lets me post as John Edwards.
“He’s not so old. He’s just the age that he is, that’s all.” (Gerald Hammond)
Few countries the size of England can have such different weather according to whereabouts you live. The sight of snow may be nothing unusual to folk in Kent or Cumbria but on Merseyside it is rare and since the 1960s I can only think of a couple of winters which have had any depth of snow and most recent ones have had none at all. These photos were taken in February 1969 in Calderstones Park and it was not unusual in the 1960s for sledges to be in use for days or weeks on end. The deepest and longest periods of snow I can recall were the winters of 1962/3 and 1963/4, two winters which played havoc with the bird-life right across the country as millions of small birds froze to death.