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My information has been relayed as gossip etc for decades. I have been listening to Camilla Tominey today who is always respectful. However I believe this is another case of trying to shut somebody down.

Having experienced mass pile-ons al few times myself. my response would be,

“What was he supposed to do?”

His mother was KILLED by media attention. He sees his wife being subjected to the same behaviour and he acts to protect her.

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This is a husband’s god-given role.

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The problem is with those who had not insisted the media back off. You especially do not attack a pregnant woman. The stress could have been dangerous for both her and the child.

I mean, criticising her for holding her pregnant belly for goodness sake!

Maybe Prince Harry’s book is not a literary masterpiece but it is his story and should be respected as such.

If there is one thing I understand it is finding yourself rapidly pregnant a long way from home. among people totally obsessed with your husband. In my case add misogyny to the mix!! FYI Y’all nearly killed me and my daughter.

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Where was the united front when Harry and Meghan needed it? I hope I haven’t taken that remark out of context!

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People have the memories of Dory from Finding Nemo as far as I’m concerned. To refresh a few memories please visit my page on Princess Diana.

Whilst I am making myself unpopular you may as well know I believe Harry was right to get his wife away from a totally toxic situation!

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My Quirky Ancestor who Joined up Accidentally: 2023 Update

Visiting my Grandmother was a lovely experience for me.. I am so glad I spent so much time with her and had listened to her stories.

She had been an attractive and cheeky redhead, whose fiery temperament at the time had led her into a few misadventures(including the time she had left her brother and his friends up a tree, when she had been posted as a lookout, whilst they had helped themselves to apples(scrumping)).

She had led an interesting life and I loved to learn her perspective on the historical periods, through which she had lived.

My Grandmother recalled the horrors of WW1, including having had a. brother who was gassed at the Somme however she could also recount some of her more light-hearted memories from the period.

Recently I was recalling for my children how she had accidentally joined up in WW1. She was looking for work and when she saw an opportunity to gain employment as a waitress, she had taken it.

She later discovered she was actually working for the military. I never learned more about her time as a waitress for the air force of the time. (My Grandfather had been in the Royal Flying Corps) yet she had never mentioned their paths crossing then. I believe Granddad had discovered her working behind the counter in Woolworths.

She had also worked as a waitress during her time there. She used to recount with pride how she had once served The Mr F.W. Woolworth. (Frank Winfield Woolworth).

I also worked at Woolworth’s/ Woollies at one stage.it was my first real job. I was fifteen. I must have met some annoying people but on the whole I enjoyed it,

I was earning an actual wage.

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I remember being terrified when I was asked to keep guard over the expensive items. I had patrolled up and down the aisle like an over zealous policeman.

I see he died in 1919, so my grandmother would have likely been a teenager at the time.

Source: Wikipedia.

I believe he had been over from America. Much to her delight, he had given her a gold sovereign as a tip, which she had secretly stashed away, only to have to give it to her mother – She was one of eight children and every day was a struggle for survival for the family.

It is amazing to me(and also a little scary) the idea that anybody could accidentally find themselves doing military service. Did she sign something?, though I doubt my Grandmother was the only one who found her way into the military this way.

My grandmother came from a family of eight children. They were fun and had a great sense of humour. One of the daughters of my nan’s brothers had used to keep a sign in book for any visitors who used their toilet. You were supposed to leave some small change in a box if I remember correctly. People would leave notes. One of the classics was:

“Sorry false alarm. It was only wind!”

We had a doodleart poster in our toilet in America. To use our toilet you had to be prepared to do some colouring in and sign the poster. We had loads of visitors so it was rapidly being coloured in.

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My daughter ❤.She has inherited my dogged determination!Absolutely everybody has seemed to love my daughter right from the start. Like me, she hides. I blame myself but I really didn’t realise I did it, till too late, She quietly fumes at times. I get angry for her too. Most people miss the fire in her eyes. When we have a fight it is mainly about my frustration for her, not with her. People have tended to treat her like some cute little doll. They think they are saving her, Drives her crazy. It was actually a male teacher who brought her out of her shell the most. He had her yelling and selling cupcakes.She is more than capable of holding her own, if she needs to.

I didn’t realise she had really let her brother know when he and pushed her too far till I saw it on video. She gets upset about her size at times but I tried to teach her (again from my poetry book),

“Good things come in small packages.”

She actually has a higher Ninjitsu belt than her brother.She sang this with her favourite (and one of mine.) teacher, she had done really well that yearI thought it was quite a good message at the time. The thing I used to tell my classes “In here you are safe.” I mean if they can’t even be safe at school, what hope do they have?

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My daughter ❤ has inherited my dogged determination!Absolutely everybody has seemed to love my daughter right from the start. Like me, she hides. I blame myself but I really didn’t realise I did it, till too late, She quietly fumes at times. I get angry for her too. Most people miss the fire in her eyes.

When we have a fight it is mainly about my frustration for her, not with her. People have tended to treat her like some cute little doll. They think they are saving her, Drives her crazy. It was actually a male teacher who brought her out of her shell the most. He had her yelling and selling cupcakes.She is more than capable of holding her own, if she needs to. I didn’t realise she had really let her brother know when he and pushed her too far till I saw it on video. She gets upset about her size at times but I tried to teach her (again from my poetry book),”Good things come in small packages.”She actually has a higher Ninjitsu belt than her brother.

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She sang this with her favourite (and one of mine.) teacher. She had done really well that yearI thought it was quite a good message at the time. The thing I used to tell my classes “In here you are safe.” I mean if they can’t even be safe at school, what hope do they have?

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We went to see the movie Ladybird together. I was on the daughter’s side.

Generally we don’t need to resort to mean girl behaviour and on the whole I think the men we know appreciate that!

Men are sick of manipulative women and quite frankly I don’t blame them.

A lot of we, women are sick of them too!

Manipulators give us all a bad name)

Men Are Tired of Women’s Attitude -jebidiah Bila

I used to like Jebidiah on The View even if I often disagreed with her!

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I used to pride myself on all the stamps I had in my passport. Still I would not be able to compete with Lexie!

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One lesson I learned is that our toughest travel experiences ultimately (if we survive.) make the best stories!

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Another lesson I have learned is that not all redheads are as tough as my grandmother who got into many physical altercations about her red hair. Her mother would complain about torn clothes from memory,

Some have to assemble a support group!

My grandmother had four brothers to contend with!

She had complained about others singing  Ginger You’re Barmy  

It would be very wrong to taunt redheads with this song just as it’s pathetic to need hundreds of people behind you in order to be able to hold your own!

WOMEN IN MY FAMILY FIGHT OUR OWN BATTLES!

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SO DON’T GO PUSHING OUR BUTTONS!

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My daughter ❤.

She has inherited my dogged determination!

Absolutely everybody has seemed to love my daughter right from the start. Like me, she hides. I blame myself but I really didn’t realise I did it, till too late, She quietly fumes at times. I get angry for her too. Most people miss the fire in her eyes. When we have a fight it is mainly about my frustration for her, not with her. People have tended to treat her like some cute little doll. They think they are saving her, Drives her crazy. It was actually a male teacher who brought her out of her shell the most. He had her yelling and selling cupcakes.

She is more than capable of holding her own, if she needs to. I didn’t realise she had really let her brother know when he and pushed her too far till I saw it on video. She gets upset about her size at times but I tried to teach her (again from my poetry book),

“Good things come in small packages.”

She actually has a higher ninjitsu belt than her brother.

She sang this with her favourite (and one of mine.) teacher, she had done really well that year

I thought it was quite a good message at the time. The thing I used to tell my classes “In here you are safe.” I mean if they can’t even be safe at school, what hope do they have?

Bad Day –Daniel Powter

It’s OK to Feel Sad Sometimes

Self-Defence Moves Every Woman Should Know

Source: Janice Hung https://youtube.com/c/JaniceHung

Shut Up and Dance With Me (Ninjago Music Video)

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We went to see the movie Ladybird together. I was on the daughter’s side.

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