Saturday, 9 August 2008

It's been a while.......

It has been a long time since I did an entry continuing the story of my life in the 1960s, but you can blame aol for that!

A while ago, the 'add entry' button suddenly disappeared and I was unable to continue with my Freda's diaries blog, so I started a new one chronicling my life since I retired from my job.  It was quite a while before I discovered that the 'add entry' button had just as mysteriously returned!

I have been really busy since I retired, but managing to add an entry now and again to the 'now I'm retired' blog.  If you read that journal, I hope you will understand why it has been so long since I did an entry in this one!

But in the meantime, I have been hearing from people who have obviously been googling for certain information and found themselves in my journal.  I heard from Cardrew Robinson's first wife, who remembered the parties at their house, which I had been reminiscing about.

A relative of the Mudlarks emailed me looking for info and photographs.

I was especially surprised to get a comment on one of my entries from Eric, who had been the subject of that particular entry.  He said that I appeared to know him better than he knew himself lol!  I would loved to have caught up with his life, but the contact email he left doesn't appear to work and he doesn't seem to have visited my blog since and discovered that I am unable to contact him - what a shame :-(

A young lady who is researching The Lilybank Hotel in Matlock where I used to work, also contacted me, and we have been exchanging information and photos, which has been very interesting.

My later diaries were written on loose leaf 'memo' books, so that I could add pages and write as much as I liked.  I obviously did not realise that one could buy large desk diaries - but then they would have been more difficult to hide..........;-)

And horror of horrors - the diary fell to the floor, loose pages scattering everywhere =:-O  I still haven't managed to sort out the pages and put them in order - a frustrating job because of the inept way I wrote it all up.  :-/  I am still trying to sort it all out and as soon as I do I will continue with my story.

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