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Vitto said on 19/Nov/19
@Sandy I am glad you liked that video by Kate Bush. That one is the official one for Running Up that Hill and if I remember right it is from the 1985.
I will check 'Cloudbusting' out, I am not sure if I've seen the video yet.
Cheers Sandy!
xx
Vitto said on 19/Nov/19
@Nik you should watch this if you like the song. This is ''City of Blinding Lights'' live by U2. This performance is awesome! Click Here
Yes, Primrose Hill view is fantastic! I've been once there at night on New Year's Eve and it was all lit up and I've seen the fireworks from a distance, it was totally amazing! When and if you can, you should visit it!
Cheers Nik!
Nik Ashton said on 19/Nov/19
@ Vitto - That is very interesting, I will listen to U2's "City of Blinding Lights" to see what I think of it!

I bet that when you go up Primrose Hill you will get an amazing view over the city and beyond, it will be fantastic to see London at night when it is lit up! When you go further and further up Primrose Hill more and more London landmarks will come into view, you won't get this on the way down but at least the journey will be easier and less stressful! Primrose Hill is only a few miles from the city, I imagined that it was much further away!

Cheers Vitto!

Nik
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Nov/19
@Bobby
I don't know if the reason why many 40+ actors lacked higher education was because they wanted to escape the "academic disciplinary system", but I know that a major reason was because higher education was held at a higher standard than it is today. Back then, colleges and other institutions of higher education were primarily designed for the smarter kids. So maybe that explains why most actors back then skipped higher education and pursued their acting careers, as they probably felt that spending 4 years for a college degree was a waste of time, when they could go straight into the show business. Even today, the actors and other celebrities who attended prestigious schools like Stanford, Harvard, or Yale, only did it after they became rich and famous. Very rarely do you see celebs attend prestigious schools like those, before they enter the limelight.
Nik Ashton said on 18/Nov/19
โ™พโญ•๏ธ๐Ÿฆ’!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Nov/19
@ Vitto - I just saw the video and I HADN'T EVEN SEEN IT BEFORE! I think I'd have remembered all those clones of the male ballerina walking on at the end, with all different heights and hairstyles, not forgetting all the many Kates! (Any going spare? ๐Ÿ˜„)

I have a fair old collection of Kate's videos, including the one she made with Donald Sutherland to her track 'Cloudbusting'. If you haven't done so already, check it out! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

Cheers Vitto - that was most excellent! XXX ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ’
Vitto said on 18/Nov/19
@Nik I agree.The argument about average height doesn't get anywhere. Thanks for telling me this about my height. I also want to talk about other things on Sookie's Den. As I told someone, if you want to talk about height, it's that simple, go to General Height.
Cheers!
Vitto said on 18/Nov/19
@Cedric I thought about it, the group on whatsapp. I am not sure about it because 1 I don't know you and didn't talk to you like with other people. (no offence) 2. I don't have whatsapp ATM .
You should ask other people, though. Maybe they agree.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/19
@ Vitto - Actually, my Dad had an Adele CD and I quite enjoyed listening to her, yes. She has a good voice.

Pink Floyd's album The Wall isn't about the Berlin Wall at all. It is about one man's descent into madness and the wall he builds around himself for (supposed) protection. Check out the film of The Wall. It's about a man, named Pink Floyd, who is played by Bob Geldof. I saw it three times in a week at the cinema with my mates when it first came out. I have it on DVD. The song Comfortably Numb reminds me of the day my boyfriend died in 1992, February the First. I played that album frequently to help cope with his demise. My late friend Bert was there for me and we began, or rather continued, a great friendship. I'd already known him for 9 and-a-half years.

Have a great week, Vitto! XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“€
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 17/Nov/19
@Sandy Cowell

Yeah, that was the expectation when war was prevalent in society. Naturally of course, if you were a Jehovah's Witness in WW2, you were either executed or imprisoned for refusing to participate in the battle either directly or indirectly. The whole preface here is that Jesus Christ abstained from conflict, so as good Christians, we should too, right? I disagree. If it's my life, I will fight, no questions asked. I think most people would agree with that. No one lays down and just desires their end, humans are stronger willed than that. So, anyway, it's cool that your dad was in the Navy, although being in a submarine must have felt cramped. If anybody was at least 183cm or taller, they'd have had a difficult time navigating the cramped corridors and low ceilings.

I have felt human organs before, this is when they have been cleaned and sterilized by medical professionals. They feel very rubber-like, almost leathery. I was expecting to be repulsed by the concept of holding someone's innards in my hands, but all I could think was how weird it felt. I thought it would be slimy.

Yeah, it sounds like your dad was married to his work, which I believe is a common anecdote to describe workaholics. Although, I am certain he made time for his family too.

I don't know what I could possibly contribute as a philosopher that everybody else hasn't. But suffice to say, these kinds of professions don't pay the bills unless you're good at what you're doing. I may tinker around with it in the future though. There's a series called Popular Culture and Philosophy. I may consider writing an abstract for one of their manuscripts in the future, I'm sure I'd get a portion of the royalties. I'm not expecting more than 1,000 dollars. Well, even as early as the 1700s, you had to rise through the ranks by duration and valour. Your education was only secondary. Unless you were particularly skilled or noteworthy, you could be stuck in a low rank for the rest of your life.

Grammar differs based on how you're communicating. If you are speaking, chances are, you may be grammatically incorrect. The issue is that most people tend to write in the same manner as they speak, so when you read what they write, you are probably thinking as I do, "That makes no sense." I think it's a combination of laziness and resorting to autocorrect and text prediction to do the bulk of the writing for you. Additionally, very few people read for pleasure, but those that do, tend to be writers, of a kind. My biggest grammatical flaw is run-on sentences and comma splices though.

Your boyfriend sounds like a good guy. Now if only he had superpowers... but that's wishful thinking on my part.

University is progressing quite well, but November has been intense with both workload and deadlines. It's starting to calm down now since I've completed the bulk of my assignments. I am flattered that my musings and thoughts have aroused this level of interest and respect for my knowledge and intelligence. If only I were able to orally communicate my thoughts with as much articulation as I do when I write. Still, I think you're very studious for your age, and that's not something that happens often once a person gets older. I've had more stimulating conversations with you than I've had with people my own age, which is quite frankly, very embarrassing. Let your dad and brother know that I am thankful for their comments. :) Though I am not fond of this Transatlantic climate, either.

Enjoy your Sunday, and the rest of the week, Sandy!

All the very best to you and your family :)
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 17/Nov/19
@Sandy Cowell

I apologize for the delay. November has been an academically intense month for me, I've had deadlines and assignments left and right. I barely had time to do any gaming, which is saying a lot.

Anyway, I think corporal punishment was in many ways, religious justification for instilling discipline. The Bible often references the need for physical discipline where applicable, but never cruelty though. My mom is old enough to remember those times where teachers would punish the kids through cruel ways. Much like Harry Potter being locked in the pantry by the Dursleys, my mom was also locked in a pantry by a teacher for "misbehaving", the reality is that my mom likes to talk, which isn't a bad thing really. Anyway, that was apparently deemed as disruptive to the classroom and overall curriculum, so they tried to beat that behaviour out of kids. Never speak unless spoken to, I venture that's the philosophy involved. I'm sure if I had been born in the 50s instead of the 90s, I'd probably have to deal with similar discipline since numeracy has never come naturally to me, and still doesn't. Your question invokes me to consider why many actors, namely those past the age of 40, tended to have lacked higher education. I guess the need to escape the academic disciplinary system was very strong, for many people.

How you treat other people comes back full circle in how they, in turn, will treat others around them. Unless the will to be different is strong, or they have one positive influence in their life, then they will simply adopt the same customs as their forebearers. It's why the concept of war has been so prevalent throughout human history. Although, sometimes, the desire for conflict is an unfortunate necessity to engender change, such as the need to eliminate tyranny. Violent people only understand violent solutions, after all. I remember doing a paper on Sigmund Freud last year for political science and he discussed in one of his books, though I forget the name at present, in how the WW1 conflict was a shocking and disturbing prospect for many scholars and psychologists. How could human beings be capable of executing others with such violent velocity? Naturally, Freud wanted to understand the inherent instincts that caused one to kill. He theorized that human beings have a death instinct which he related to the Id. It is defined in two parts: desiring the death of others, and carrying out the act. He traced back this behaviour to animal sacrifices of ancient religions. Of course, he neglected the Babylonians who also sacrificed their firstborn children in the name of their god, Baal. Baal worshipers were mentioned extensively in the Old Testament. So, anyway, he concluded that human beings have an inherent badness. (Of course, everything was negative with him.)

I would suggest screen saving the comments so you can refer to them, but this would come in more handy on a computer over a smartphone.

Bye for now, Sandy! :)
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 17/Nov/19
@cmillz

I think 5'11 is at least tallish for a man since it's close to 6'0.
Nik Ashton said on 17/Nov/19
@ Vitto - Everything you have said is so true! Iโ€™m sick of the never ending debate too, itโ€™s best to put a lid on it, like you said, but first I want to say what I think! Iโ€™m fed up with people saying that 5โ€™7โ€ is short yet they are happy to say that 5โ€™11.5โ€ isnโ€™t tall! This shows how much human bias there is but it doesnโ€™t wash with me when the UK average for men is 5โ€™9โ€, with a 5โ€™9โ€ average 5โ€™6.5โ€ is no more short than 5โ€™11.5โ€ is tall! Let me tell you that you are tall as a woman and tall as a man and now I will draw a line under it and enjoy talking in Sookieโ€™s Den about other things now, this is what we both want. I too agree that the argument on General Height is full of human bias, it is never ending, flawed, and it doesnโ€™t get anywhere. โ™พโญ•๏ธ!
Vitto said on 17/Nov/19
@Sandy @Nik watch this video and looks at Kate and how she dances! This is the Running Up that Hill official video Click Here
Amazing!
xx
Vitto said on 17/Nov/19
@cmillz I couldn't care less about you and your existence either. I am sick and tired of rude people on this site I was only explaining why Nik said that but your brain couldn't understand that. So just don't talk to me anymore. I won't reply to rude people on here anymore. That's all.
Vitto said on 17/Nov/19
@Cedric that would be a good idea IMO. If you guys agree I'd join you later since I have an old IPhone and I am not able to use whatsapp on it. I must buy a new IPhone. To talk to people I know I use messenger on FB not whatsapp. But that's not a bad idea by the way. What do you guys Sandy and Nik think about this? Moreover I am not sure how you create a group on whatsapp.
Where are you from Cedric? Just out of curiosity.
Cheers
xx
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/19
@ Nik - Indeed so! A trip to the toilet can often be the nearest thing I get to a day's outing, especially when I was eating protein balls - yum yum! ๐Ÿ˜‹

I ordered them from Amazon and they didn't half have a 'binding' effect! They were strawberry flavoured and coated in white chocolate. They did have a warning on the packet, but the one time I ignored it, it took me little short of an hour to evacuate them at the other end. I thought, "Never again!"

Until now! ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

Cheers Nik and love to you and Alverna! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XX ๐Ÿ’ XX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/19
My cats have just had a catnip delivery from Amazon! Cordercelia could smell it through the cardboard wrapping! They are going quite NUTS!

๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

I remember one of Pixie's Birthday parties back in the early 2000s. The cats had four packs of catnip that day and a cake made out of haddock and cod, complete with candles. They got absolutely ratted!

๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ

Yes, Pixie turned 4, so the year was 2001! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ
Nik Ashton said on 17/Nov/19
๐ŸŒŽ
๐Ÿบ!
cmillz said on 17/Nov/19
And no, 5โ€™11 obviously isnโ€™t short for either gender, anyone who says otherwise is either trolling or just plain ignorant.
cmillz said on 17/Nov/19
@Vitto
I couldnโ€™t care less what you identify as. I just disagreed with Nik when he referred to 5โ€™11 as being tall for a man, thatโ€™s all.
Vitto said on 16/Nov/19
@Nik I especially like 'City of Blinding Lights' by U2.
In regard to Primrose Hill, it is located North of London, just North of Camden Town. The nearest underground is Chalk Farm, Zone 2. So it's not far from Central London I'd say. You were right, though. The journey down the hill is more pleasurable than the one up it because it's less tiring. Even though you can see the landscape and the city's skyline better on your way up.
@Sandy I know, right, music makes me feel better too. Do you like Adele? Or it's not your genre? My Dad likes her a lot and I was listening to her yesterday.
I am also writing from my phone now and I am not used to it. I am used to writing from my PC. It's funny what your phone used to do. I also have the autocorrect on my phone, of course!
Cheers guys
xx
Nik Ashton said on 16/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Many thanks!

A trip to the toilet sounds so funny, it sounds like a day out! A day out involves one enjoying ones self and this can include humour as well! (like the lavโ€™!) A person may also see some nice scenery on a day out (like the lavโ€™?)! When we go on a trip we can go a fair distance (with nice and exciting thoughts on the way!) but it is so worth it! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ท.................................๐Ÿž๐Ÿšฝ!
Vitto said on 16/Nov/19
@cmillz Nik was replying to me and he was reassuring me that I am not short. As I've already said several times I was born a woman and I am 5'11 but identify as gender queer/non-binary that means that I identify neither with one gender nor the other. To avoid arguments you could call me they/them even though I know it's not grammatically correct but that it doesn't matter. It matters how I feel inside.
Anyway you can say that 5'11 is still above average for a guy. And 6'0 is tall enough IMO. If you wanna talk about height so much you can go on General Height and continue to talk about 'the never ending story' about the average height for a male and why in their opinion 6'0 isn't tall when it used to be. Since I am on this forum I feel even shorter because of some people. I'm sick and tired of this, to be honest. That's all.
Nik Ashton said on 16/Nov/19
@ cmillzz - In many situations in many areas it is!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Nov/19
๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿงข!
edwards said on 15/Nov/19
@ miss sandy cowell

how are you sandy,howโ€™s your day going
iโ€™m so sad to hear that.my prayers goes to your friend and his/her family.
yes sandy,try to concentrate on good things .

edwards ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘xxx
Nik Ashton said on 15/Nov/19
๐Ÿ‘น
๐Ÿž!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell & Vitto - I love the 10cc song Donna, canโ€™t get it out of my mind! โ€œLittle Donnaโ€! ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Nov/19
@ Vitto - You are very welcome, thanks! Weโ€™re kind to you because we like you!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - โ€œAll The Worldโ€™s On the Potโ€! ๐Ÿšฝ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŽถ!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Yes I would, that would be a good idea!

An album would be grand, it would contain many tracks! Here they are:

๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The Worldโ€™s On the Toiletโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The World Fartsโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The World Lives On the Toiletโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The Worlds On the Toiletโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The Toilets On the Worldโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The Farts On the Worldโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The Farts On the Toiletโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The Farts On All the Worldsโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The Farts On All the Toiletsโ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œAll The Worldโ€™s Farts@! ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽถ!
cmillz said on 15/Nov/19
@Nik
5โ€™11 isnโ€™t tall for a guy though. For a woman, it obviously is though.
Vitto said on 14/Nov/19
@Nik Thanks Nik for your comment! I like and respect you guys, too! You're way too kind to me as I told Sandy on the Height Request page.
@Sandy Sorry Sandy, but I've never listened to them, to be honest, I heard about them but never listened to them. I don't know some bands from the 70s only the most popular ones. I listen to some old music, but I must be honest I also like some recent music from the 00s onward.
LOL the joke about the toilet was funny, though!
Cheers guys
xx
Nik Ashton said on 14/Nov/19
@ Vitto - You are very welcome, you are not late and many many thanks! I was 24 when Lucy was born, now she is 19 and her elder brother Oliver (my nephew of course!) is 26! They both live with their mother! I was 16 when Oliver was born! Do the math! ๐Ÿ˜•!

Iโ€™m glad that you like the swearing/ Sex Pistols interview on YouTube, it is so funny when Johnny Rotten said โ€œOh s***โ€! Also Steve was funny when he insulted the old man who interviewed them! It is a shame that the audio wasnโ€™t louder!

I would love to see the view at the top of Primrose Hill, what a nice name for a hill! How far is it from the centre of London?
Listening to the Kate Bush song โ€œRunning Up that Hillโ€ whilst you were on Primrose Hill must have been great, what about listening to other songs with โ€œhillโ€ in their title when you are on a good โ€˜ole hill!

๐Ÿž๐Ÿ‘พ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/19
@ Vitto - I haven't been feeling too good myself lately, but music always helps me out and sees me through.

My phone is so well acquainted with your name now that if I type a wrong letter, he corrects it for me!

My previous phone had an absolutely filthy mind, and used to alter words to the best of his dirty ability. I made up a story that he went to prison for gross indecency in a public place! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

His fellow inmates loved him because he allowed them to order contraband using him as a free 'service'. Needless to say, he served out his entire sentence! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ“ณ

Cheers Vitto!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽˆ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/19
@ Edwards - I'm bearing up after receiving the lousy news about the death of my friend. I'm concentrating on all the good times we had.

Thanks for your good wishes!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 14/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Oh, I know exactly what you mean! Thanks to you too! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ!

@ Vitto - Thanks for that, same to U2! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/19
@ Vitto - I'm listening to David Bowie right now!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/19
@ Nik - Rush used to have an album called 'All The World's A Stage'. Would you like it to be altered to 'All The World's On the Toilet'? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/19
@ Vitto - Do you like 10cc?
Vitto said on 13/Nov/19
One last thing...
@Sandy @Nik and everyone who wants to.. if you like the Stones I advise you to listen to this cover of Paint It Black by Ciara, I think it's stunning!
Click Here
Let me know what you think!
All the best to you guys
xx
Vitto said on 13/Nov/19
@Sandy I am sorry to hear what you Mum had to go through during the War.

In regard to Bowie, my favourite era was his Thin White Duke era but he was too thin since he was at the peak of his addiction (I suppose you know that). Anyway, I used to listen to 'Station to Station' while riding the underground in London, and it is one of my favourite albums, it's difficult to pick a song but my favourite is 'Wild is the Wind', but I really like 'Stay' and 'Golden Years', too.

I also really like his previous albums 'Young Americans' and 'Diamond Dogs'. My favourite from 'Young Americans' is 'Fame' and from 'Diamond Dogs' is 'Rebel Rebel'. I really like 'Young Americans' and 'Diamond Dogs' songs, too.

From the Berlin Era, the album 'Low' is great, I especially like 'Breaking Glass' and 'Sound and Vision'. 'Subterraneans' is also beautiful.
From 'Heroes' of course the song from the album with the same title 'Heroes' and 'Beauty and the Beast'.
From the album Lodger, I like 'Boys keep Swinging' and 'Fantastic Voyage' as you said, it's great too!

He was and still is my favourite singer of all time, he will be missed. RIP David. He is gone too soon. I wished I could meet him, but he's gone.
I said to my Mum that he looks at me from up there.

In regard to Kate Bush, I really like 'Wuthering Heights' too. I think her voice is great in that song and I think the song is brilliant. I remember when I tried to hit those high notes as she did. I am glad that I had Nik listening to Kate yesterday. I know that David Gilmour discovered her. To be honest, I am not really informed about Pink Floyd songs but I am sure my Dad really likes them! I was just listening to 'Another Brick in the Wall' a few days ago, the 9th Nov. to remember the day the Berlin Wall fell. That song is fantastic, though. Is 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd about the Berlin Wall?

I also like The Rolling Stones my absolute favourite is Paint it Black and I also like Satisfaction!

All the very best to you, too!
xx
Nik Ashton said on 13/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Thatโ€™s very interesting, itโ€™s great that Bluey did wee wees in the lav, your Dad will have been chuffed about this! He must have been like a driving instructor who falls asleep when driven by the person he/she is teaching!
It would be great if an animal had a poo (autocorrect tried to change it to poodle!) in the loo 2! You could also say that it would be great if an animal had a no.2 in the loo, poo!
Itโ€™s a shame there is no wee wees emoji! Hey, the futures market!

๐Ÿšฝ ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿ’ฉ!

๐Ÿˆ
๐Ÿšฝ!

๐Ÿฉ
๐Ÿ’ฉ
๐Ÿšฝ!
Nik Ashton said on 13/Nov/19
@ Vitto - Donโ€™t listen to some of the things people say on General Height, 6โ€™0โ€ is tall and 5โ€™11โ€ is too. I can tell you that in the area of England where I live the average man is way under 5โ€™11โ€ and this is true of many areas. Please donโ€™t feel short because you are tall for a man and you are tall for a woman. You know what people are like, always looking to move on and consign certain things to the past, people spout rubbish like 5โ€™11โ€ isnโ€™t tall any more. Yeah, yeah, yeah! 5โ€™11โ€ is and always has been tall for both genders!
Kim Basingerโ€™s daughter Ireland is only slightly taller than you, I bet a lot of people wouldnโ€™t be able to tell the difference very much!
Itโ€™s always great to talk to you in Sookieโ€™s Den, Sandy and I like and respect you a lot. You add so much to celebheights!

Cheers,

Nik
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Nov/19
@ Nik - I'll send her a little something when I get paid!
edwards said on 13/Nov/19
@ miss sandy cowell

how are you dear sandy,hope all is going well
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Nov/19
All one had to do was flush! ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/19
@ Nik - Thanx 4 reminding me! I need a trip to the toilet! ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/19
@ Nik ๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Vitto said on 12/Nov/19
@Sandy Sorry I am late to reply about David Bowie but I will. I will reply about Kate Bush too. I got a headache and need some rest.
Have a good day you and Nik and a great week!
xx
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/19
Thanks Nik! I knew I could rely on you! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

(You know what I'm talking about! We have our own personal language!)
Vitto said on 12/Nov/19
@Nik I just wanted to wish your niece Lucy a happy birthday sorry if I am late for this. She is younger than me if she is 19!

Anyway, I just saw the video with the Sex Pistols and the swearing, and watched Johnny saying Oh S*** that was funny! Or Steve when he insults the old man interviewing them. What a pity that the audio is a bit low!

The view from Primrose Hill is exceptional I must say! You can even see the London Eye in the distance. You have to go there if you can! I love it!
Nik Ashton said on 12/Nov/19
๐ŸŒŽ
๐Ÿšฝ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Nov/19
๐Ÿฑ+๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ‹=Manelia! One of my Dad's cats, Bluey, went to the toilet in the toilet! He didn't know how lucky he was!
Nik Ashton said on 11/Nov/19
๐Ÿ‘‘
๐ŸŒŽ!
Nik Ashton said on 11/Nov/19
โ—€๏ธ Peterboroโ€™ 43

๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŽ๐Ÿš“๐Ÿ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿš๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Nik Ashton said on 11/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Many many thanks for your Birthday message to my niece Lucy! This is so appreciated, I will let her know about your wonderful message soon!
Nik said on 11/Nov/19
@ Vitto & Sandy Cowell - Kate Bush is brilliant but I can't really comment on John Lydon as I know nothing about him! Some of Kate Bush's songs are amazing and I do like "Running Up that Hill", it was very appropriate that you listened to it while running up Primrose Hill in London! I've never been to Primrose Hill myself, is there a good view at the top? I don't know any London hills but I did used to cycle with my brother Steve up a hill near Ackworth in West Yorkshire, I can tell you that the journey down the hill was much more pleasurable than the one up it!

๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿšฐ๐Ÿšฐโ›ฐ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Nov/19
@ Edwards - Hiya mate! Firstly, I'd like to tell you that I don't find that any male height to be the 'ideal'! What I look for in a man is great sense of humour! That's what keeps a relationship alive! The funniest blokes I've known have been 5ft7.5 and 5ft4. Every time they'd open their mouths, they had something funny to say, and I'd be in stitches!

My Mum, on the other hand, only liked tall men. You could say, she carried a torch exclusively for them. One has to draw on one's own life's experiences though, and I have met some cold, ruthless tall and medium ones, but all the shorter guys were fantastic! My Mum would probably have said that around 6ft is ideal. My Dad fell short by half an inch, but he had, and still has, the charm and manners to make up for it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had some dreadful news yesterday in that a good friend of mine died recently. He was 67/68. That's no age nowadays. We had so many laughs together. He was 6ft/6ft1. When I measured him, I didn't know anything about variations in height on a day-to-day basis! I was standing on a chair. I had to re-measure him because I couldn't believe it!

So you go to haunted locations, do you Edwards? I have never been (knowingly) to any, but I have had otherworldly experiences. One was when I stayed in my healer friends' healing room to sleep, and I was stroked most comfortingly by an unseen hand. It didn't frighten me, and when I told the lady of the couple, Gillian, she took it quite for granted that that sort of thing was quite normal in the healing room; her husband had been held down in there by an angry spirit.

I spoke to a Vicar about it and he told me that spiritual healing is against Christian beliefs. It disturbs the spirits' peace. He was a lovely Vicar, with long, dark hair and very tall! Whenever I saw him, I gave him a hug. You could tell him absolutely anything and he'd forgive you.

I don't know to this day if he was Protestant or Catholic, but he did do confessions. Personally, I believe that Catholicism is a more thorough faith. My German Mum remembered her history lessons only too well, and in her land, they do not respect Henry VIII at all. That's from whence Protestantism started. Although he was a deeply religious man, it was him who made himself the head of the Church of England. I don't think he could hold a torch to St Peter, who started the Catholic movement and was crucified upside down because he didn't think he was worthy to be crucified in the same position as Jesus.

To go from one subject to a completely different one, there have been many films made about the Kray twins, but the one with Martin and Gary Kemp is my favourite. It has humour in it too, which I find to be quite a necessity when tackling a serious subject. Watch out for their Army interview - it's hilarious! The ending, on the other hand, is anything but. I'm 99% certain that the actual Krays had a say in the making of this film. It also stars the fabulous actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred alongside the legendary Gregory Peck in 'The Omen'. Only one kid in my class got into see that film! She was our heroine - and not very tall either!

My musical facilities are failing miserably at the moment! I think I overplayed them yesterday....

Mind you, Edwards, I always find something to do!

My very best to you and your family and friends!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“บ
Vitto said on 11/Nov/19
@Nik I am not proud of my height, though. Yesterday, I've finally seen that movie with that Ava girl on Netflix, Tall Girl and I felt like s*** because I understood that you can never be enough even though the show says otherwise. Things like you must accept yourself for what you are, etc.. She was 6'1 and maybe a half in the movie, but I talked to Greg and he also agrees that she is no more than 6'0 IRL. But she looks HUGE in the movie. You also saw my comment on her page and the average guess is around 6'0 (183 cm).
The thing is I wish I was a little bit taller like 6'1 (not sure if that would be too tall for my modelling career, though).
Kim Basinger's daughter has been luckier than me since she reached 6'0, her name is Ireland. There is a page for her on this site, too.
Well, you must think ''why he/she (me) complains about being 5'11, he/she must be happy since he/she is tall.'' Because if I was born a woman, I'd be tall. But what if I was born a guy, would I be average? Anyway, the fact is that I compare myself all the time to the guys I see walking down the streets, that's the reason why I am not completely happy with my height because I see all the time at least half of the guys taller than me, at least in the UK. Even though they say the average is 5'9/5'9.5. I just wanted to explain how I feel, maybe it's all in my mind.
I've been on CH for a long time without writing anything but I never went to the General Height page, until a month ago, where they say 6'0 is not tall. That made me feel short. I think some things written there are absurd and 5'11 used to be tall, especially for a woman.
@Sandy I have to go now, I am going to reply to you in the afternoon/evening about David Bowie, you're right life is too short to dwell on some things.
Have you guys a great week
xx
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Nov/19
@ Vitto - The hills I'm most used to running up are the long road I live on and the roads adjacent to it. I haven't been running up many hills of late though because I had a hip replacement last year! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

I love Kate Bush myself and have followed her career since it began, in early 1978. I didn't buy 'Wuthering Heights'; I bought the whole album - February 78, I believe, 'The Kick Inside'.

She hails from Lewisham, which isn't far from where I live. A friend of mine saw her buying undies in Marks and Spencer's, but she didn't enthuse about it like I would have done. Blimey, I would have hugged her!

I have heard that John Lydon has the hots for her, yes! ๐Ÿ˜‹

I am listening to Pink Floyd right now, Dave Gilmour from the Floyd having discovered her. I'm into progressive rock big time, but I think you might have guessed that by now! I saw Pink Floyd in 1980 performing 'The Wall'. It was BRILLIANT!

Have a great week, Vitto!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜ XXX
Nik Ashton said on 11/Nov/19
๐ŸŽฉ
๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ!
Nik Ashton said on 10/Nov/19
@ Vitto - Many thanks for telling me this! As you know I am a height enthusiast and I love to find out fascinating facts about the heights of peoples family members. It is so interesting to find out about people who are taller than both their parents and people who are shorter than both their parents too! Itโ€™s so cool that you are taller than your Mum and your Dad!

Iโ€™m so glad you feel lucky like (autocorrect tried to change it to Luke!) Kim Basingerโ€™s daughter! I am glad you are so proud of this and you should be.

Have a great week,

Nik
Nik Ashton said on 10/Nov/19
๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿงข!
Vitto said on 10/Nov/19
@Sandy @Nik Also, John Lydon said he loves Kate Bush! Do you guys love her too? (But hate him maybe LOL? Not sure) Anyway, in regard to Kate Bush, I used to listen to Running Up that Hill while running up Primrose Hill in London, love that place! I guess you've been there on Primrose Hill like I did several times?? I'd say I've been there a lot of times. Also, must try listening to it while running up Parliament Hill in the Hampstead Heath. Are any more hills worth running up?
All the best to you guys
xx
Vitto said on 10/Nov/19
@Sandy @Nik Do you guys know John Lydon? I was talking about him on Height Requests because I'd be very curious to know how tall he is. Anyway, he gave an interview to the BBC in 1978 speaking out against Jimmy Sa-vile (I've seen you were talking about him some days ago). Anyway, Lydon was banned from the BBC for that. I found this on Google -
John Lydon has claimed he was banned from the BBC after speaking out against Jimmy Savile. The former Sex Pistol was referring to an interview he'd given in 1978, during which he had said that Savile was โ€œinto all sorts of seediness. We all know about it but we're not allowed to talk about it. -
He also said at the time that he'd like to kill him, well he is dead now but he didn't pay for what he has done to those children.
Continue in the next message about another argument...
Vitto said on 10/Nov/19
@Sandy Thank you if you say so.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Nov/19
@ Vitto - Ha ha about the lack of height thing! Life's too short to dwell on 'what might have beens'! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am having a David Bowie Day! '...but our lives are valuable too'. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ Track one from 'Lodger', 'Fantastic Voyage'.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Nov/19
๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰ Happy Birthday Lucy! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’

Nik's niece Lucy turns 19 today. Many Happy Returns to Lucy! XXX

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Nov/19
@ Nik - Monkeys swing from lampshades and do everything we joke about to describe people at their drunkest! Yet they're like this all the time! I saw this appealing little monkey in 1984 (ha ha, Vitto - a Bowie song!), so imagine how much he'd cost now?

When I was extremely young, I used to watch a programme about a lovely couple who lived in the jungle and kept animals! They had a cross-eyed lion who wouldn't have been able to look after himself in the wild, and a chimpanzee called Judy. It was a lovely warm programme and I shall find out what it was called. I know it began with a 'D' and sounded not unlike 'Dactari'. Judy wasn't naughty though! She had the whole jungle as a funfair but she preferred to hold the hands of those who looked after her! Ah! So sweet! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿญ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Nov/19
@ Vitto - As you probably know, my Mum had to partake in what they ordered her to do in the War. At one time, she was sent into what is known as 'The Work Service'. The Baker's boy fancied them and they all grew fat on cakes! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
When food is at a premium, that was the lap of luxury! My Mum would be in stitches when she told me about it, especially when she told me about how her Mum walked passed her at the station and said, "How do you look? I'm ashamed of you!"

After that, my Mum starved off 16lbs.

She was a dead ringer for French actress Claudette Colbert, and she could never remember her name. Then my brother and I, as kids, saw Colbert on TV and laughed our little @rses off! Once, when my Mum was waiting for a plane, she was presented with a huge bouquet of flowers, such was the likeness!

Ideally, I'd like to be listening to some David Bowie when I talk about him. I won't have to look far either. I was 22 when I got into him Big Time and at least I was old enough to appreciate his genius. Before then, I still rated him, and bought a few of his singles. The girls in my class fancied him of course! Who couldn't, but there was so much more to him than mere looks. Right then, Vitto, I've just walked across the room to retrieve my copy of 'Low', which has to be one of my favourites! When I bought it - on vinyl, of course - and played side 2, my follacles were standing on end hearing 'Warszawa', 'Art Decade' and 'Weeping Wall'. They are really trippy instrumentals and they take you places....

As I probably told you, my boyfriend Jim went to the same senior school as David, and acquired a textbook with David Jones written in the front cover. He didn't correlate the two, but I would have, being just over three years his senior. Do you know the 60s song 'The Laughing Gnome'? Check it out! You'll love it!

David's first group was called 'David Jones and the Lower Third'. They DID make records but the earliest of his that I remember was 'The Laughing Gnome'. I had a couple of 'Lower Third' tracks on some very old records given to me by someone who made the papers for marrying an 18/19 year old. He was President of the Hell's Angels' Dad, thus rather well known in his own right! I knew the President very well. He looked after me when I was 21. I didn't have the faintest idea who he was either, but when I found out, I read his autobiography in one night flat. It was very funny and thoroughly entertaining. His name was Peter (Buttons) Welsh, and I Googled him recently to find he had died. He was working as a cab driver at the time. Walking into one of his rooms in his flat was like walking into a record store! His Dad also gave me some 1950's Jimi Hendrix discs when Jimi was collaborating with other singers. The American Angels, who met Buttons and gave him permission to set up the Angels movement in England, used to roadie for big rock names, including The Rolling Stones. David Bowie would doubtless have been a tiddly bit too young to have had them roadie for him. I think they only did big groups though....

I'm getting to the instrumentals now! I think after this, I might play 'Diamond Dogs'. The only CD of David's that I don't yet own is his last one. I know it has a great many subliminal messages in it, because he knew he was dying and hearing it would have greatly upset me, but I am ready for it now, and will buy it this week.

I love his album 'Lodger'! Try singing along to 'African Night Flight' - I almost can, but I need to polish up my act!

Yes, he did so much fantastic stuff and is one rock singer I will love until the day I die. I wrote on the envelop of a disc request given to his fans when he died, "Always Loved - Never Forgotten".

It's been great chatting with you, Vitto!

Have a great week! I will send away for 'La Dolce Vita' this week too.

All the very best,

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽถ XXX
edwards said on 10/Nov/19
@ miss sandy cowell

howโ€™s your day going sandy and i wish everything is going well and fine.
interestingly londonโ€™s accent is called cockney.i dont know about a single british accent that how much accents falls under it but i love the whole british accent and its interesting.imo london is quite diverse city and also has a wide diverse accent.i always wanted to visit the english pubs.i have visited some of the english pubs in new orleans in louisiana in america.there are so many english people too.i can that there are so many pubs in england and through out the uk.

yeah sandy,i too love gangster movie specially the american and the british.i am also intrested in ancient battle films.after your recommendation,iโ€™m going to watch the movie 'The Krays', with the star the Kemp brothers, Martin and Gary.you reminded me something that i love and its the 90s.i love the 90s way too much.from the music to films to sports.90s was a golden time period.

interestingly you have a taste in the american horror movies.i do not watch horror movies often but ofcource i love it. i do not watch tv often but i watch films and other stuff after you sandy and other friends recommends something.other time i dont watch much tv.talking about horror.i love visiting haunted location as i have already mentioned it before.i always have a passion on haunted locationโ€™s since i was a child and even to this day.iโ€™m interested.

yeah sandy,iโ€™ve heard that Henry VIII was a young, fit specimen when he came to the throne.he is still and arguably one of the most famous king in history.he is one with the intresting history too.as my love of british culture,i often watch the channel in youtube named โ€˜English heritageโ€™.it shows some intrested history about the british.treatment in those days were hilariously expensive and most wouldnt afford at that time.

as for me,i am staying in the house the whole and plan to watch the film youโ€™ve recommended.i am also planning for a road trip after some.i wanna ask you question if you dont mind and its about height.what do you think is the most ideal and attractive height for a man,i wanna know from someone who lives in the uk.i wanna say that what is the most ideal height for a man in uk and i need your opinion.

thanks sandy.i always love interracting with you.

I wish you and your family,friends and everyone closest to you a great weekend,

Edwards xxx

all the best๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 9/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - What you have said is absolutely amazing, it would have cost someone a monkey and two tons to buy this monkey! Monkeys will make incredible pets and hopefully one day they will be a very popular choice of pet, wouldnโ€™t it be great to own a pet monkey?

Yes, he would have inflicted a lot of damage on ones property and as a result the bills would be high but ainโ€™t he worth it! Awwwwww, bless! Monkeys are very cute, heโ€™s sooooo worth those 140 โ€œDeep Sea Diversโ€!

I can imagine that a pet monkey will climb about a lot and I can also imagine that they would climb on peoples backs a lot, I bet they wrap their arms around their owners quite a bit too!

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/19
@ Vitto - Re: The victims of the Berlin Wall.

You are a very thoughtful person.
Vitto said on 9/Nov/19
@Nik They are average for their age, mum 5'4 - dad 5'9. I must admit that I did some stretching and sport and I reached my maximum height at 5'11. I am taller than both. I've been lucky like Kim Basinger's daughter I am taller than both my parents! Why did you ask?
@Sandy I am sorry you didn't grow taller to your full potential.
I am looking forward to talk to you about David! I am listening to 'Heroes' remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall! Today it's 30 years since that day. I feel very close to the Germans for what they had to go through. David spent the late 70s in Berlin when the wall was still standing. The wall fell in 1989. I wasn't even born! I must admit I got emotional both for David's death, more than 3 years ago, and both for the fall of the Berlin wall! I've seen a lot of documentaries about the latest on TV.
In regard to Nico's movies, I would advise 'La dolce vita' (Italian for The sweet life). Moreover, that's an Italian movie and she was an extra I guess? I didn't watch it to be honest. I can't help you about other movies, unfortunately.
Wish you both a great weekend
xx
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/19
@ Nik - I once saw a monkey for sale in a pet shop. He was ยฃ700 in the mid-80s! Imagine how much the bills would have amounted to for the damage he'd have inflicted on your residence?

But he WAS cute, with a lovely, tempting face! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿต
Nik Ashton said on 9/Nov/19
โ›ฝ๏ธ ๐Ÿ—ณ!
Nik Ashton said on 9/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell -

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ”œ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œHeโ€™s been driving me nuts all day, Iโ€™ll be glad to see the back of him!โ€! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œHeโ€™s a big lad, your monkey (minky (minkey), Mmkay, etc) is enough to drive anyone bananas!โ€! ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’

Yes, I am referring to you you naughty primate! Being naughty, thatโ€™s you that is! You are very cheeky, in fact you are a cheeky sausage!

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Vitto said on 9/Nov/19
I wanna spare a thought for all the victims of the Berlin Wall after 30 years since its fall.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Nov/19
Vitto/Nik - Nik/Vitto:

I came across 'doing the emogi thing' purely by mistake, which was Christmas 2016, a little after seeing the Biblical epic 'Noah'. I remember writing to Rob: "Look! Emojis!"

He gave me his Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…โ›„congratulations. That was the Christmas, my first here, that I found out much to my surprise, that Rob is so devoted to his Website that he works on Christmas Day, of all days. That's dedication for you!

He does all this and looks after his parents as well. I caught around half of a programme the other night all about the extortionate interest charges on equity release. Some of the elderly folks, all of them lovely people, had borrowed money for the reasons of helping out their children or to pay for the care for their other halves. I thought of Rob, and his brainwave in setting up such an original Website, which offers so much entertainment for so many, and still gives him the time to look after his parents. What a thoughtful son. He also says, "As long as I have enough to pay the bills..."

Thank you, Vitto, for being so thoughtful to have noticed that I have a fair few replies to get through, but I enjoy them, each and every one. I look forward to discussing David Bowie with you in our next chat. I, too, cried buckets when he died. It came as such an unexpected shock.

Cheers to you both and have a great weekend!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜ XX XX ๐Ÿ˜
Nik Ashton said on 8/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ โ€œIโ€™m a 0-E-monk-E!โ€! ๐Ÿฉ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Nov/19
๐Ÿบ
๐Ÿคช
๐Ÿบ
๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿบ! ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅช!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Nov/19
@ Vitto - How tall are your parents please?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Nov/19
@ Edwards - Ah, bless you for all the nice things you say! The London accent
is just the one, and it's called a 'Cockney' accent. Even when you move to just outside London, the accent changes a touch, but Cockneys have a very funny way of talking in that they speak Cockney Rhyming Slang. I can't say my favourite term because it's very rude! I didn't know what they were talking about until I went to the Gay Bar, 'The London Apprentice', where the fellas in there were only too happy to explain it to me! You can get hold of plenty of London gangster movies, and I am a fan of gangster movies from America and England, and had it not been for spending three years of my life in the East End, I doubt I'd know everything they're talking about to this day! I recommend the ones which star Danny Dyer, who's very funny, and I also rate the film 'The Krays', which star the Kemp brothers, Martin and Gary. It was made in 1991, and it was the first really decent film made about the Kray twins. This counts as 'present day history', but I much prefer the older variety.

Even films have a certain history to them, as is approached as thoroughly as I have yet to see in 'American Horror Story'. Littlelee recommended it to me, and for a while it's all I was watching on TV. In Season Eight, you see how well they have linked many of the storylines. I am looking forward to Season Nine, which will be available to buy next year.

Yes, Henry VIII was a young, fit specimen when he came to the throne, and he started piling on weight after he fell off his horse. He was a serial philanderer and it is reputed that he had syphilis, but his bad moods were more accurately linked to the accident he had (in 1536), whereby his wounds became ulcerated and he piled on weight because he could no longer exercise and continued eating heartily, which included roast beef for breakfast. There WAS a treatment for syphilis those days, which involved the very expensive chemical substance mercury, but if anyone could afford it....

I haven't made any plans as to what to watch this evening, but I will probably continue watching the film I started last night/early morning, starring the gigantic actor Vince Vaughn in a film called 'Brawl in Cell Block 99'. He stands 6ft4.5/5 and is very well-built!

I wish you and your family and friends a great weekend,

All the Best!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“บ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Nov/19
@ Vitto - I'm glad that I have been of some use to you, advice wise! If only I could advise myself and it actually work for me! I know calories off by heart and grammes of protein in food and have done so for years, but the best way for me to lose weight is to do nothing about it. If I count calories, I tend to consume more because I know what's healthy and what isn't. I HAVE been in hospital with anorexia and it's vile. When I've been thinner, however, I've made sure I've been in as healthy and active a state as possible. I stand only 5ft1 now, and the most I've been was 5ft2.5. I admit I used to raise myself when I was measured, and I stuck 5ft3 in my passport - and believed it because I'd measured that on a computer weigher, on slight tiptoes, but as I measured and weighed myself in a gym, I was aware that the people around me were health conscious, so I didn't want them to notice. Part of the reason I craved as much height as was feasibly possible was to have a lower BMI. I got down to 15.9, but because I fiddled my height, I was probably 16.1. I genuinely believe I had body dismorphic syndrome because I thought a person of my height was smaller.

I remember the days when we had to work out our own BMIs but now all the dirty work is done for us! I usually go to the NHS Online calculator, but any one of them does the trick!

I grew up watching my Mum being concerned about her weight, but even before that, at just three, I got off on starving myself. Yes, I do think it had a bad effect on my growth, as does my brother. My Mum's optimum height was 5ft4.5 and my Dad's was 5ft11.5. By this website's strict standards, my late-night height was probably 5ft2 or just over. I don't have the chance to measure myself late at night now, or I would - because I want to know my true height. I was 5ft1 at 6.45am but I had been awake since 12.30am, watching films and drinking tea, so I reckon that was the equivalent to someone's early afternoon height.

Oh yes, Kim Basinger was 5ft7 when she was a model. I have heard that they prefer to take on a girl of 5ft10 or 11 to a shorter, 5ft8 girl unless she has that extra bit of 'je ne sais quois', in which case they will take on an even shorter girl.

My white cat is snoring loudly! She is my largest female cat and I am very close to her. I need a cup of tea now, so I will send this just in case I lose it, but before I do, perhaps you could help me out with some Nico films you recommend. I would love to see her act.

Back later Vitto!

Thanks for writing to me!

All the very best!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Nov/19
@ Nik - Yes, that sounds about right - flipping socks for Christmas again! ๐Ÿงฆ You can't have enough fresh pairs of socks - just ask Hugh Laurie's Prince Regent in 'Blackadder the Third'!

On the subject of all things fresh and new, hark to this: the description on some catfood I bought on the internet
recently was that it was brand new. I gulp at the thought of the alternative!
Vitto said on 7/Nov/19
@Nik I use Google Chrome, could you really explain to me how the emojis work? That would be great. Otherwise, if it's too difficult to explain I will try to do it by myself.
It's great to speak to you too!
WIsh you the best!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Nov/19
@ Bobby (cont).

I think it's quite terrible that every able-bodied man was expected to fight in wars. My Dad was called Bobby as a boy, then Bob, but for years now, he's been Robert. He joined the Navy and helped out in the operations, so that he pursued a pharmaceutical company career was a natural progression. I remember when I was 5 and 6, I used to ask him what it looked like inside somebody's body, and he said that it looked 'nice'! I still think he was joking but if everyone found the insides of bodies as revolting as I do, there would be no medical profession.

My Mum was even more squeamish than I am. She excelled at languages and my Dad got where he did through hard work. He came third in the Business Men of the Year award for something he invented, plus his impeccable record. He was addicted to working and didn't retire until he was 77. I was there on the day he retired and he found a can of my strong beer in the bathroom and nicked it, which was very funny! He said, "I'm celebrating!"

Nowadays, people can pursue careers at their choice of expertise. I really think that you will be cut out to become a writer/philosopher. Even last century, it was compulsory for able-bodied men to fight in the wars. They only got to certain high positions if they were particularly well-educated and spoke in a certain way. I was watching a war film with my Dad in the year he retired and when I remarked on the accents, he said, "Everybody who was anybody spoke like that!"

He still remembers in the 30s when a person with a regional accent spoke on the radio and there were complaints. I think he was 10 or 11. Now, it is almost expected of people to use bad grammar on TV and these Reality TV shows do everything to encourage it. We were clamped down on for using bad grammar, and some of the exams we took at school are probably no longer in existence. I can't see many people sailing through them the way we did, but you would!

When I tried to join your blog, I received a request for more information. It goes to show that I am extremely ill- equipped as far as the internet goes. All I can do is type and find my way round the internet shopping places. Then, of course, I'm forever asking questions as and when they come into my head. I love Sudokus and crosswords come to you with time and experience. I like the 12-box Sudokus especially. My Mum was always doing crosswords, and she preferred the cryptic variety. I learnt to do those with the crosswords which offer two types of clues.

My boyfriend, who is currently very busy, is going to fix a stand to my TV. He is very practical, big and able-bodied and was a Sergeant in the Army at just 21. He joined because he didn't like injustice in the World.

I hope your university studies are going well, and I'm sure you'll be enjoying them. You have, at your young age, passed on so much knowledge and so many ideas to me. I have told my Dad about you and refer to you as 'the clever Canadian University Student'. I have also shown your writings to my brother, who agrees that you are a very interesting guy. He is too, with an enormous book collection and he's good at history (๐Ÿ‘) and fascinated by the weather (๐Ÿ‘Ž), which I find relatively boring!

Have a great weekend, Bobby!

All the very best to you!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Nov/19
@ Bobby - Corporal punishment was little short of a stupid way of controlling kids. When my brother started the Senior school, what Americans call High School, the kids would take to discussing the severity of the physical punishment doled out by their teachers. He told me and it sounded disgraceful. If that had gone on in a school where the parents paid for their kids' education, there would have been an uproar. My brother would bump into classmates from his former, 'Primary' or 'Junior' school, and couldn't believe what he heard. I'm sure many children stayed away from school to avoid this abuse, and I happen to know that the teachers had their 'favourites' for beating and caning. Often, they would be the ones who found it difficult to read or cope with basic numeracy and literacy. Dyslexia hadn't been recognized as a condition then. Is it surprising that a great many of today's actors and actresses suffered from it, and went into the acting business to prove themselves?

In our Junior/Primary school, the ones who were slow were thrown into a remedial class and often taught in, say, the library, or the school hall. They didn't have the security of their own classrooms, where their good work would be displayed on the walls so that they could feel a sense of achievement. What about the kids who were suffering at the hands of their parents or step-parents? Things like that weren't open for discussion like they are today. Nowadays, thankfully, help for kids abused at home or at school is just a phone call away. We had a TV presenter in the 1970s called Esther Rantzen and she set up the charity Childline in the year 1986. Things have progressed from there and now it's illegal to violate kids, or anyone for that matter. Violence breeds violence and victims of bad upbringings don't know how to display love and so go on to make inadequate parents.

I have, of course, sorted out my phone problems and will continue with this when I've re-read your interesting comment to me. That means a fair bit of scrolling down. I don't want to risk losing this; I nearly did just now...

Cheers for now, Bobby!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Nik said on 6/Nov/19
๐ŸŒง
๐Ÿ›Œ!
Nik Ashton said on 5/Nov/19
@ Vitto - You are very welcome! It can be difficult to get the hang of the emoji thing and it was difficult for me for so long. Which browser do you use? Knowing this may enable me to help you with the emojis.

It is great to speak to you any time in Sookieโ€™s Den,

all the very best,

Nik
Vitto said on 5/Nov/19
@Sandy Yes, I am almost 5'11 (5'10 7/8 or 180 cm) in the afternoon. On which site did you calculate my BMI? I found you can calculate your BMI on the NHS site. I suffered in the past from an eating disorder (anorexia) but it wasn't serious, I mean I didn't end up in a hospital and didn't do the crazy things models do. I am now almost healthy even though I am still underweight. Thank heaven I still managed to grow up in height. I have to be honest I grew up a bit more also thanks to stretching and sport. It wasn't all thanks to genetics because my parents are of average height for their age. So, I've been lucky.

I think the minimum height for women in the fashion industry is at the moment 5'8. Is Kim Basinger that tall? If I can remember correctly her daughter, Ireland Baldwin is taller than me at 6'0. I am not sure if she's a model, though.

I often wear male clothes especially shoes since I've got quite big feet (9 UK for women, almost 8 UK for men which is a 41.5 almost 42 EU size) and I sometimes wear suits, bow-ties and waistcoats but recently I prefer hoodies and Adidas training pants.

Anyway, I've seen you have to reply to a lot of people so I will stop writing here anyway for menswear and womenswear I meant that I wish to walk for both like some models sometimes do. Thanks, your advice was great! I don't think nature has been kind to me but I can't complain.

Cheers and the very best to you, too!
Vitto (I'm going to tell you a secret, that's Victoria or Victor but it's not my real name LOL just a name I like)
xx
Vitto said on 4/Nov/19
@Sandy I didn't reply to your entire message in Height Requests otherwise it would have been too long. Anyway, in regard to Nico's height, I guess she was tall because she was a model. Google gives her height at 5'10 I guess that's pretty accurate if considering that Andy Warhol was 5'11. Let me know which movie you're going to watch, just out of curiosity.

In regard to David Bowie's death, I felt terribly numb too. I remember watching on television the streets of Brixton (where there is a wall with the graffiti on) that were full of people but I didn't go there (too many people). I used to collect Bowie's pictures on my PC and I remember that one with Angie and their son who she called Zowie (his real name is Duncan Jones). I felt so sorry that he died to a terrible illness like cancer.

I know some words in German but I wish I could speak it fluently and I know some bad words too but it's better if I'll keep you guessing since I can't say them here.

In regard to Andy Warhol, I didn't remember how he died and I wasn't born yet. I saw an albino girl once when I was going to school but I've never seen one again. Two eyes of different colour is called heterochromia, I've never seen a person IRL having it. Must be pretty cool.
There is an actress with two different coloured eyes but I don't remember her name at the moment.

I prefer dogs to cats but both are beautiful like I think it's yours. I think I am going to buy a small dog soon.

I replied to the rest in the message before,
Wish you the very best
xx
Nik Ashton said on 3/Nov/19
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Nik Ashton said on 3/Nov/19
๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ด
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Nov/19
๐Ÿ’ "You're not referring to me at all, are you Nik? Well, if you are, you're right you know! I'm about as naughty as they come!" ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’
Nik J Ashton said on 3/Nov/19
๐Ÿ—ฃ "You cheeky sausage!"! ๐Ÿ˜‚
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Nov/19
@ Vitto - I worked your BMI out to be 18.2 and that's assuming you are 5ft11. You can go up to 18.3 considering you are a weeny bit less. This is underweight, but I wouldn't consider you unhealthily so. At one time, they were supposed to set a minimum BMI for models to be no less than 18.5. They didn't end up doing this. There were arguments for and against, and one which was against this rule was that some girls are indeed naturally thin. I have read some truly dreadful stories about how they have put pressure on girls to lose weight and the vulnerable girls have ended up with eating disorders and in extreme cases, have starved themselves to death.

There was a girl in my class at school who, after we sat our exams, she went on to the Lucie Clayton school of modelling and deportment. They learnt typing and secretarial skills there too. Sally, who was 5ft5 and at a steady 8st2, was told to 'lose weight from her bum!' How stupid is that? If you lose weight, it comes off everywhere! You can firm your bum up, but only liposuction can reduce specific areas, and that wasn't exactly an option those days!

Another model who was told to lose weight, this time a whole stone, was Kim Basinger. I think she weighed 8 stone (112lbs) and her agent wanted her to lose a stone. She refused - and so began the acting career of one of the most beautiful actresses ever. She didn't get kicked out of the modelling industry either.

Of course, Vitto, you can write to me on this page, which is for general chit-chat anyway. I can understand your liking for male clothing myself. Sometimes, I used to add a bow-tie to my attire, and a waistcoat! I liked combining male and female clothing ideas - and I certainly can't say it didn't work. Before long, I had others following suit! I wore sequins on my face long before Julian Clary hit the scene as well, and some schoolgirls copied me, wearing them AT SCHOOL! Ha ha - poor little things were punished - how strict times were back then. The sequin idea came to me when I was getting ready one evening and a red sequinned necklace broke, leaving me with an inexhaustible supply! I stuck one solitary sequin on my cheek and went out....

One thing my friend Sally told me that she learnt at deportment school was to get the hair and figure right and then you work on the confidence and style. I think that was good, sound advice because they are the two things we can do something about. We can be hacked off about our height and, say, the length of our limbs or lack thereof, but it simply doesn't help. From a personal point of view, nature has been very kind to you. Celebrate it and make the most of yourself!

Cheers and all the very best,

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Nik Ashton said on 3/Nov/19
๐ŸŒŽ
๐Ÿบ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Nov/19
@ Vitto - Your height of 5ft11 sounds ideal for a career as a model in the fashion industry, and at just 9st4, you are very, very slim! So what if you're a fraction below 5ft11! Your height and weight are fantastic for such a job. I'll just work out your BMI. Back in a mo....
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 3/Nov/19
@Sandy Cowell

I am quite certain that you need an account on WordPress to subscribe to a blog or some website. To date, I have posted three entries relevant to my topic and am currently brainstorming for a fourth entry focus. I suppose I could discuss in detail the merits of using smart A.I or compose a projected entry on what the future would look like. I am sorry to hear about your telephone troubles, but I'm sure you'll get that straightened away in no time. If a kitten could over such a newly made purchase, perhaps you could acquire a larger television to prevent future incidents like that? I am certain you can ask for help from an able-bodied young man, or woman if you're so inclined. I would offer my services but I live all the way across the Atlantic Ocean and making a Transatlantic journey would be tedious and costly.

That little event reminds me of the Harry Potter books where young Harry would be imprisoned in the pantry by his abusive foster parents, the Dursleys if I recall. I myself am no stranger to physical discipline, but I find it is a cowardly and poor way of instilling such a thing. Hitting someone doesn't teach them anything else but to resent and fear you, it doesn't teach them respect and love. I suppose your grandmother had to compensate for the lack of a male presence in your mother's life and resorted to physical discipline. Having trouble assimilating to certain lifestyles can often be a case of coerced expectations. Not everyone is born to excel at the same thing, and so success comes to them in different ways. Some people are more physical and direct and will pursue the trades or in many cases, as it was back in the 1800s and prior, the military. A more studious cohort will pursue academia or find some way to channel their academia into a career as in the case of writers and historians.

I think you're right, we have it so much better than someone did even a century ago. But just imagine the sort of hardship one would have endured well before the Middle Ages. Owning a horse was the equivalent to a car today. Also, educationally, before the 1860s at most, grammar and spelling had no methodology and standards. People used to spell words based on how they sounded. So, take simple words such as light and night. People would have spelled them like this: lite and nite.

Well, I play on consoles, but I also emulate the retro games that were available during my parent's generation. I enjoy Sudoku but I don't think I am learned enough to be adequate at Crosswords. I'll be sure to check out all the shows and films you have recommended to me when I get around to it.

I'll be having breakfast shortly myself. I tend to eat the same thing for breakfast every day and make my coffee strong enough to incapacitate someone, surely. I am astonished I am still functional.

That's interesting that your dad was referred to as Bobby in his youth. Does he still go by that name or do people formally call him Robert?

Have a nice Sunday and enjoy the rest of your week Sandy :)
edwards said on 3/Nov/19
@ miss sandy cowell
yes sandy,no worries.its all right.how are you and hope everything is going well.
i never knew that Henry VIII was himself an excellent composer and i also never knew that he came to the throne at 18.That might seem young by today's standards, but there had been far, far younger Kings, but king henry was one of the most famous king.i am intrested that when you were 12, found a partially fossilized skull as I was doing during gardening. as for me,i dont know any composer.yeah iโ€™ve heard the film โ€œexorcistโ€.yeah youโ€™re right when you live in england , so much more history is known because of the records kept regarding the Royal Family.iโ€™ve also heard about king john signing the magna carta which was one of the beginning of the modern democracy.yeah youโ€™re so damn right that money has never bought happiness and it never will.a fine line.yeah its really awfull that Chales I was beheaded 'for Treason against the People'.

yeah sandy,my sister in law often visits cornwall.she cooks delicious bangers and mash and other delicious english dishes.me too,
I have a personal fascination for accents,as an american ,british is my favorite accent.i really love how the british speaks with their charming accent.in America,there are various accents and no such thing as a single american accent.accents in california are differ than accents found in new york and other east coast states.accents in america is varied from place to place and state to state.iโ€™m intrested and surprised st the same time that your mother speaks english with german accents.so youโ€™re native from london.as for me,i am a texan and have lived sometime in omaha and again ,now iโ€™m in sacramento,california.london is probably one of my best cities putside the united states of america.iโ€™ve heard that london has many languages due to its diversity.

i knew it before that The Crown Jewels are kept in The Tower of London. the towers are guarded by yeoman warders.i have also heard about the guy โ€œguy fawkesโ€

as for me now,i am still resting at home as i was in road for 2 days after meeting my friend who was sick

same to you sandy,A lovely weekend is wished by me to you,your family and everyone closest to you.

Edwards xxx ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 3/Nov/19
๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ!
Sakz said on 2/Nov/19
@Sandy Hey I hope you're holding up well. Staying up late to watch a film can be tiring, though if you're heavily engaged in it then you can keep yourself awake. You feel the effects after though as you did haha. I don't remember the last time I just nodded off like that. I used to stay up late to watch tv on Friday nights but that was when I was at school, so I'd just find myself falling asleep. That's a lot of cats you have. I don't own any pets at the moment but would definitely like to in the future. I wouldn't mind a small dog or even just a cat as it can be quite entertaining interacting with them. It was sad to hear about what the woman you mentioned went through. It's even worse when they're exploited and taken advantage off on top of it all.

I admire celebrities who take it upon themselves to help those in need. It really tells you a lot about their character when they're willing to actually put all that money to good use in order to help out the less fortunate.
The world in general has a lot of greed with people just focused on making the most money and enhancing their reputation. If everyone was like those celebrities the world would be a better place as would humanity. Ellen DeGeneres is a really good example. It shows she wants to make a difference and she's just an all round good person as you can tell. What you did was admirable and you should be proud. The little things in life can make the difference and should be appreciated the most so it's important not to lose sight of them. The clocks went back last week so you know winter is coming and the countdown to Christmas is on.

Anyway I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend! It's good that you're looking after yourself and in turn your cats. It's a great attitude you have. Take care till the next time.
Vitto said on 2/Nov/19
@Nik who are you referring to?
Nik could you tell Sandy that my reply to her got moved to Sookie's Den? I actually replied in Height Request but was probably in the wrong category even though was about height. I don't know.
Thanks.
xx
Nik said on 2/Nov/19
๐Ÿ—ฃ "You naughty monkey!"! ๐Ÿ˜‚
Nik said on 1/Nov/19
โšฝ๏ธ
๐Ÿบ!
Vitto said on 1/Nov/19
@Sandy Do you want me to reply to you here or in Sookie's Den? It seems rude to me not replying at all.
Anyway, just want to say that you are right we want what we don't have but now I'm at my ease with myself, I am ok being blond (dyed mine are dark blond) and don't like afro hair to be honest. In regard to height, I'm happy to be tall but I always think I am not tall enough and would have liked being 6'0 to 6'2 range. I wish to work in the fashion industry both in menswear and womenswear. I am almost 5'11 (5'10 7/8 in the afternoon) and wish to be thinner, last time I weighed myself I was 130 lbs (58-59 kg) not sure if that's thin enough for them.
Anyway, don't want to bother Rob and write a novel on here maybe in the wrong category, sorry if I couldn't reply to it all.

@Nik Thanks for your explanation, but I am a bit clumsy about that and it's challenging for me to do the emoji thing. I know I am a mess.

Let me know when you guys want to talk in Sookie's Den in future.
Wish you guys the very best
xx
Nik Ashton said on 1/Nov/19
๐Ÿ˜ท
๐Ÿบ!
Nik Ashton said on 1/Nov/19
๐Ÿคฃ
๐Ÿบ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Nov/19
Right, Edwards, so let's continue:

When you live in England, so much more history is known because of the records kept regarding the Royal Family. I have never envied them their job. They have such a tremendous responsibility to keep the whole Kingdom together. I have known people who have begrudged them their money, but money has never bought happiness and it never will. Not long ago, I saw a film about the English Civil War, (1642-1651), and how awful it must have been for Charles I to have been beheaded 'for Treason against the People'. He was beheaded on 30th January, 1649. Oliver Cromwell, who led Parliament, was one of the few people in history who was beheaded after his death. I felt so sorry for Charles I in the film when he said goodbye to his children. He had 10, I believe.

It must be nice for you to have an English sister-in-law! I have a personal fascination for accents, and American is my favourite. I couldn't tell that my own mother spoke English with a German accent, but other people could. It wasn't until I left home that I picked up on that fact! Of course, Americans have many different types of accent, and I was quite late picking up on that as well. Languages develop over the years, but I don't think much of the common use of the dropping of consonants etc. I think it's lazy! When I lived in London's East End, it took me quite a while to fully understand everybody. Certain things I thought were rather sweet, like their pronunciation of things like the word 'mouse'. To me, it sounded like marse, and I used to get my East End boyfriend to reel off a succession of mouse words, ie: 'house mouse' which would sound like 'arse marse', 'brown mouse', which sounded like 'brarn marse' and so it would go on!

The Crown Jewels are actually kept in The Tower of London. When I found that out as a kid, I thought, "But how can she wear them?"

I suppose they are considered part of British heritage. Now it's time for tea and a cigarette. Next year, I want to give up!

A lovely weekend is wished by me to you and your family,

Cheers Edwards!

Sandy XXXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Nov/19
Hi Edwards!

I was just writing to you and my phone switched itself off! ๐Ÿ‘… I lost my comment so I will do my best to retrace my steps... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

I had been writing about the times of the Tudors and beyond, when it was considered part of a full education to be able to compose music and sing. Henry VIII was himself an excellent composer when he came to the throne at 18. That might seem young by today's standards, but there had been far, far younger Kings, as you will know full well, being a fellow lover of history.

Yes, history is all around us. When I was around 12, I found a partially fossilized skull as I was doing some gardening. Heaven only knows how old it was!

My favourite composer in this day and age has to be Mike Oldfield, the fellow who wrote 'To France' about Mary Queen of Scots. While still in his teens, he wrote 'Tubular Bells' which was used in the film 'The Exorcist' - but he wasn't happy about it.

Just in case I lose this again, I'm sending it off and will continue in a moment. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Nik Ashton said on 1/Nov/19
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Nik Ashton said on 1/Nov/19
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Nik Ashton said on 1/Nov/19
๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ!
Nik Ashton said on 31/Oct/19
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ  ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽฉ!
Nik Ashton said on 31/Oct/19
๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ‘ป!
Nik Ashton said on 30/Oct/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Oct/19
@ Sakz - I woke up this morning in one of the funniest positions ever! I was so knackered earlier, having watched a Hammer House of Horror film starring Diana Dors, that I fell asleep on top of my bed and I was lying on a jar of Vick, a deodorant, a packet of sweeteners some dental floss and some face serum! I could only but laugh when I woke up! What a calamity; it just goes to show how tired I was! I nodded off surrounded by four cats: two black ones, a little ginger one and a big white one. Now my little tiny tabby and white one, Manelia, has crept in. She was a rescue cat and will never grow very big. She was saved by the lady whose daughter died - so sad. It's always the animal lovers that get picked on and exploited in my experience. She had to provide a man - if indeed that's what he is - with ยฃ20 or he'd have killed a mother and baby cat. Apparently, this piece of $hit wanted the money to smoke something stupid. Well, all very well, but involving an elderly carer, who lives on carers allowance - despicable. I have yet to meet the lady but I have spoken to her many times over the phone. I'd sooner buy a kitten from someone like her than from someone wealthy. I had no idea how ill her daughter was.

One celebrity I really love and admire is Ellen DeGeneres. She has the money associated with someone who is wealthy but she's as generous as they come. Dear old Bob Geldof used his wealth and talent to raise money back in the mid-80's and went on to raise funds for the World's starving. That's what a celebrity has the power to do, and those who actually get off their butts to do something have my respect for ever and always. The Who held a concert entitled 'The Who and Friends', raising money for youngsters with cancer. At the end of the concert, the kids, who were all undergoing chemotherapy, came onto the stage. It was so heartwarming.

That is what Celebrities have the power to do. How about the climbing of Mount Everest a few years back for Comic Relief? I went straight down to the Post Office and sent off a donation. Cheryl Cole took part in the climb, and that's when I heard her mention her height! Then, of course, you can see on the Challenge Channel a great many celebrities taking part in competitions and quizzes, and whatever they win goes towards their chosen charity. I enjoy helping animal charities, because you are, in fact, helping the owners who cannot afford vet bills. I went collecting for the PDSA when I was 12 - in a baked bean can, which I decorated with animal pictures. I raised ยฃ4.05 and sent it off to the Busy Bees children's club. I made the 'Role Of Honour' in the 'Busy Bees News' and nothing could have made me happier. Oh yes, I tidied the garden when I was 12 and 'earnt' a book of trading stamps from my Mum, which the charity could receive money for. I earnt a badge of service for that - such fun! The point of these clubs is to educate youngsters with the proper caring skills of pet ownership, and enable them to raise funds for needy animals and their owners.

I have round two of catfeeding to get cracking with now. Then I will comb the cats, which they really enjoy. They purr their little hearts out every single time. I haven't checked whether we have any new Celebrities up today; that's always something to look forward to, each and every day!

Doesn't it get dark early now? When the clocks go back, then I know that Christmas is well and truly on its way! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

Enjoy the rest of your week, Sakz! I will be eating plenty of fruit and vegetables and looking after myself so that I can look after my cats.

Cheers Sakz!

All the very best!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Oct/19
Hi Bobby!

You wrote to me on the 24th of this month and I apologize most sincerely for the delay in responding. I did read your reply and I have tried to subscribe to your very interesting blog, but I'm not very good at doing that sort of thing yet, but I won't give up. If I derive a fraction as much interest as I did from your triggering my interest in the Da Vinci Code, I'll consider it time well spent. My telephone has been 'misbehaving' lately, and I haven't been able to get the sort of information that I usually can from my phone. My kitten-sized cat, Manelia, knocked my TV over twice in two days, so I'm better off watching DVDs right now. I assume that there's been a fair amount of damage done to my TV through the topplings - and by such a small cat as well! The TV is a new purchase too. It's only a small one so that I am able to lift the thing! My physical strength has gone right downhill since my hip replacement, and I can't lift the sort of weight that I could do at one time. Bah!

My Mum was the youngest of three kids; she had a brother of just over a year older than she was and her sister was just over two years her senior. She - my Mum - was far and away the most preferred child. In the time she grew up, it was commonplace to use corporal punishment on one's kids, both by the parents and by the schools. My Mum used to escape this type of punishment by locking herself in the toilet and not coming out until her Mum had calmed down. Her brother and sister had to 'go' in buckets! My Mum's Dad died when my Mum was four, leaving her Mum to bring the kids up on her own. My Mum won a scholarship to the best school in Hamburg. Her sister felt unloved and was tempted to go along with a stranger when she was a mere teenager. When the child opened up, heartbroken, telling her mother, she got a whipping. I have no idea what she endured, but there was no such thing those days as sex education. Teenagers were naรฏve, the youngster felt unloved and trusted a complete stranger. Consequently, my Mum's sister married very young and had two sons. My Mum told us that he was a lovely man and looked after Hildegarde, my Mum's sister, very well. I think that was the case with children, especially girls, who felt unloved, back in war-torn parts of the World. Hildegarde didn't excel academically at school, like my Mum did, so that she married early was out of her need for love. I think situations like that, in the case of young girls, was particularly commonplace. The girl was generous to a fault, feeling the need to buy love. My Mum escaped the corporal punishment her brother and sister endured. Many of the children at school, as was experienced in England with my Dad, would be sent to school inadequately clothed. My Dad was one of eight, his mother being a very hard worker and was still working well into her 80s. Her husband died of cancer, but the children were older than my German side of the family.

My Dad was successful through sheer hard work. My Mum's brother worked throughout his life at Cologne University. Hildegarde died of cancer well before her time.

When I think how hard growing up was just a century and, say, 80-90 years ago, I feel we are very lucky to be born in this day and age. Even when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s, food was reasonably plentiful, school uniforms existed, thus showing children that they were all equal, and hospital treatment was free. That was not the case when my parents were growing up. My Dad's little sister, Rita, died of a childhood illness which would today be easily cured, at the age of just four.

I never felt I went without as a child. There was always food on the table and we had good educations, something that couldn't be taken for granted by my parents.

The games you play on your computer are fun and harmless, and if somebody showed me how to play them, I bet I would! I stick to Crosswords, Sudokus and word wheels, which I find very relaxing. I enjoy quizzes on TV and, as you know, I have loads of DVD films. Over the weekend, I watched 'Storm of the Century', which was a Stephen King mini series in three parts. I thoroughly recommend it. Stephen turned 'The Shining' into a mini series, and Jack Nicholson loved it, and had he been that bit younger, he'd have welcomed the part of Jack Torrence.

So it's tea time for me now, and I think that I'll have some satsumas and grapes for breakfast and a caffeine tablet and B Vitamins. It's already Wednesday, so just two more days to go and it'll be Friday and the weekend!

I wish you a fruitful and enjoyable week, Bobby! Your name was my Dad's name when he was a boy, by the way!

All the very best to you,

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
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Nik Ashton said on 29/Oct/19
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Nik Ashton said on 29/Oct/19
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Nik Ashton said on 29/Oct/19
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edwards said on 27/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell

how are you sandy and howโ€™s your day going? yeah sandy,i wish i would have known about that program.as i said before,i am a great history enthusiast.People live there now in very pleasant purpose-made flats, and it showed us into the home of a man whose job involves the maintenance of the Tower. He really had a intresting job.i would love to spend time in historical monument/site and museums.

yes sandy,i agree with you that There have been all sorts of rumours written about who haunts the Tower of London. I dont know much about who haunts the tower but mostly iโ€™ve heard that anne boleyn haunts the tower or atleast the white tower.i heard beneath the tower is traitors gate near river thames.


i heard from olivia that there are lots of precious stone on the bank of thames if you give a time to find it.yeah i know and iโ€™m intrested after you said everything.The Tower of London is nicknamed The Bloody Tower for obvious reasons. yeah it really is as Anne is more accurately reputed to haunt the Tower Green, which was built around 1530 especially for her by Henry VIII, within the Tower of London.

iโ€™m very sorry to hear that those two princes were murdered.the 12-year-old Edward V and his 9-year-old brother, Richard who is Duke of York.
yes sandy i too could warble on all day about history. hostory has something quite special.i also studied history during my high school and universities but it was only a small part.there are still such a picturesque houses in america that are designed and looked like houses that were build during victorian time.most of the people who studied with me didnt have much interest on history.possibly i may have been the only one who was intrested.even during the lunch break,i used to head towards library and study history.

yeah sandy,you are so damn right.i have heard about queen mary.composer yeah i have seen that in book .Mary Queen of Scots, called 'To France'. Mary had a very interesting upbringing. She was brought up in France.i have seen those written in some history books.

as for horror.i am very very very much intrested in visiting haunted location.the last time i visited haunted location was in 2015 in california.it was a bodhie ghost town located in desert in bodhie,california.it was what we here in america called the wild west.it was really intresting.even it was reported that in white house,someone reported that they have seen ghost of abraham lincoln,our great 16th president.i heard that one prime minister winston churchill was also haunted by lincoln ghost.the last time i visited a historic site was in 2017.i visited the statue of liberty,which is the most famous american icon as well as landmarks.the second was liberty bell in philadelphia,pennsylvania.after your recommendation,now iโ€™m watching A Dark Song' and 'The Possession of Michael King'.

as for me,now iโ€™m going to meet my friend who has felt sick since last four days

all the best sandy,its always a pleasure writing to you.all the best to you,your family and everyone closest to you

Edwards xxx ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 26/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - I like it that there are Caramel-O-Cats and Toff-O-Cats to go with Choc-O-Cats and Milk-O-Cats! I think Gingerbread cat is not to be sniffed at as a name for Gingerbread coloured cats but you canโ€™t beat Toff-O-Cat as a name for a cat!
I so like your new Toff-O-Cat, he is a fine addition to your army of cats! Itโ€™s apt that he is gingerbread and toffee coloured and I love it that there is a hole (โ€˜ole!) in his underwear (undercrackers, kegs, drawers, etc) for his tail to come out of! The thought of there ๐Ÿing a hole(s) (โ€˜ole(s)! ๐Ÿ•ณ) in a persons (animals) underwear is always a very **dd* funny one! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

It is very interesting that Pixie is a female name amongst us youmans but amongst cats it is a name that is widely given to both males and females! Animals to me generally act in a pretty similar way whatever gender they are, this can be the same for humans too but on average less so! Pixie is a smashing name and it is a lovely thought that your vet had quite a few Pixies on his books, this name can suit so many cats (both genders) down to the ground! Iโ€™m glad thereโ€™s loads of โ€˜em! Also I like the word Ooh!

Wouldnโ€™t it be great to have a yellow cat that is exactly the same colour as your hair, I have one or two ideas for the name! What about Banana Cat and Yell-O-Cat? With Yell-O-Cat you get to retain the O part in the catโ€™s name! With Banana Cat you donโ€™t have an O but it is an ace name from so many other points of view (๐ŸŽบ!)! You could call a yellow cat both these names then! ๐Ÿ—ฃ -O-Cat! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿˆ!

The internet is an amazing minefield and it is like (autocorrect tried to change it to Luke! ๐Ÿ“€!) one big superstore!

Iโ€™m so glad your Chococat keyring turned up in your bed, getting a new one would have been OK but thereโ€™s nothing like the original one! (Autocorrect tried to change original to primal, probably thought I wouldnโ€™t notice at 12:07 am, but I did!)
It would be great to see your cats sleeping on those Sudoku puzzles, crosswords, and books, especially with them all being on your bed (Your cats inc!)! Also reading and doing puzzles in bed will be such fun, thereโ€™s nothing like going to the library or a store to get books and puzzles. Reading and doing puzzles is so good for our souls and our welfare too!

My Mum and I have rooted through books and magazines before deciding whether to buy them, you would hope that you wouldnโ€™t get told off as you need to know what you are spending your money on before you make a purchase! Books and magazines are not there to waste your money on and that could be the case if you buy a book or a magazine when you have only looked at the front cover! They are not necessarily there to buy, you donโ€™t have to buy them!

Iโ€™m really thrilled that your friend and hairdresser Olivia has posted you your โ€œTatlerโ€ magazine, what a wonderful gesture this was! Itโ€™s always nice and funny to see an excited person and it is intriguing, heartwarming, and funny, to learn of our friendsโ€™ quirks! Itโ€™s wonderful that one of your friends, Olivia, is called Liv just like your favourite celebrity Liv Tyler, especially with her being your friend and also because she herself saw how excited you got after seeing Liv Tyler on the front cover of the โ€œTatlerโ€ magazine! Not only that but it is great that Olivia (Liv!) actually posted you this magazine with her namesake Liv Tyler on the cover to you, one of her friends, with you being a big Liv Tyler fan!

Itโ€™s great that you can make Aura out of Andrew Unwin Richard Ashton, thatโ€™s a good spot! You can make BRA out of someone called Ashton but I canโ€™t think of many others! Every funny word under the sun (๐ŸŒž!) can be made from the possible initials that people could have, I mean people can have double-barrelled surnames and numerous middle names!

My Mum and I wish you and your loved ones a good weekend!
Nik Ashton said on 26/Oct/19
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Nik Ashton said on 25/Oct/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Oct/19
โญ Major Correction Time! โญ

The Plantagenets reigned from 1154 until 1485, not 1585, when Elizabeth I's reign was in full swing!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Oct/19
Hi Edwards!

Believe it or not, the very evening after we were chatting about the Tower of London, there was a programme all about it on Channel 5 called 'Inside the Tower of London'. People live there now in very pleasant purpose-made flats, and it showed us into the home of a man whose job involves the maintenance of the Tower. He lives there with his wife, young daughter and pet dog. His schoolgirl daughter's friends are very enthusiastic about coming round for tea, as would I be had I had a friend like that at school!

There have been all sorts of rumours written about who haunts the Tower of London. I remember a song from my childhood which goes, "With her head tucked underneath her arms she walks the Bloody Tower..."

The Tower of London was nicknamed The Bloody Tower for obvious reasons. Anne is more accurately reputed to haunt the Tower Green, which was built around 1530 especially for her by Henry VIII, within the Tower of London.

The two Princes who were almost certainly murdered in the Tower of London were 12-year-old Edward V and his 9-year-old brother, Richard, Duke of York. Both posed a major threat to Richard III's throne, so he imprisoned them. Richard III was the very last Plantagenet King (1154-1585) and he died in Battle at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was defeated by Henry Tudor, who started the House of the Tudors (1485-1603). Richard III reigned from 1483-1485).

Yes, I could warble on all day about history. We only did the Tudors and Stuarts for our 'O' Level, and the rest I learnt through my love of history. Of course, we did the earlier years, but our teacher was not very thorough and she had us draw charts as a means of learning, the highest marks going to the kids who drew the prettiest charts! She knew her stuff alright, and was called Miss Bothwell - a direct descendant of James Hepburn, the Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots and probable murderer of Lord Darnley, Mary Queen of Scots's second husband. Mary was feared by Elizabeth I who reluctantly had her executed because she had claim to the English throne. The composer Mike Oldfield wrote a song about Mary Queen of Scots, called 'To France'. Mary had a very interesting upbringing. She was brought up in France where she, in the company of the French Queen, was observed by famous seer, astronomer and doctor Nostradamus, who said to the French Queen, who was surrounded by children at that time, "You will outlive all these little ones." She did.

If Mary Queen of Scots had gone back to France, she would have been safe. That's what Mike Oldfield's song is all about.

As for the watching of horror films goes, nothing can beat the real horror that has existed throughout history, Edwards! I like a horror film to have a good plot. I have well and truly outgrown the slasher films and think them a bit stupid! One film I thoroughly recommend is 'A Dark Song' and another is 'The Possession of Michael King'. 'The Midnight Meat Train' is a Clive Barker film and he has been dubbed 'The British Stephen King'. I rate Stephen King as well, of course, and am watching his 'Storm of the Century' right now.

I have to shoot now! My brother is trying to phone me...

It's been great writing to you, a fellow lover of history!

Regards to you and your family!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 24/Oct/19
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Sakz said on 24/Oct/19
@Sandy I'm sorry to hear that. It's a shame you have to endure falls which leave you in a lot of pain. It must be horrible having limited mobility and that when you do, it's not easy. You're right there. Everyone talks about the issues short people face but so do tall people. There's just a bias there since many want to be taller. Short people are also likely to live longer and avoid terrible diseases such as cancer. I hope you're recovering well and I'm glad the pain isn't as bad. Just make sure you take it easy.

As you know I haven't watched The Chase in a while. I knew Bradley Walsh was an actor since he was in Coronation Street in the early 2000's. I read about his association with football, and he's taken part in Soccer Aid for charity. I enjoyed watching him on The Chase because of his sense of humour. Ah I see so some Cockneys found your accent stuck up then. I find the accent can come across as a bit comedic as do some northern accents. It can also seem quite loud and rough for some but it's nice when you get used to it as you did. Hahahaha you and your friend must have felt really awkward. If I was in that situation I'd have probably said the same, because I wouldn't want to be given a hard time over it which some people may. It's nice that you all bonded well together since not all pubs are always welcoming.

As for The Prodigy, it seems like something I would watch till the end aswell. I don't tend to do that either with a lot of films unless they're very intriguing. I agree with being open minded. I think it's good to question the unknown rather than be afraid of it like a lot of people are. If you just force yourself to believe one thing and discount everything else, then you won't know other possibilities that may exist. I guess a lot of people are just confined to their own ideologies, therefore mocking what they don't understand or believe in.

It was nice talking to you again. Take care and I hope you have a great end to the week.
K.A 188 ! said on 24/Oct/19
@ROB I hope in the future you will omit any religious comment especially if it is violent and blasphemous. I thought of leaving celebheights when i noticed you did nothing in stoping that @ khaled tablan of a guy.
Just hope you will be a little bit more strict.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 24/Oct/19
@Sandy Cowell

Thanks, sometimes I just don't feel like writing or I need a few days to let the information perforate while I think of a good response.

I suppose I feel most alive when I can immerse myself in an abstract environment where anything is possible. I've always preferred a world of fiction over the one I live in. Whether that means I cannot cope with real-life or that I am better suited to being a philosopher, I couldn't say. It hasn't been easy making these decisions and my indecision when I was younger meant that I had to spend a lot of money before I found a pursuit I was comfortable exploring. My mom seems to have let up with her expectations and criticisms since I'm in university and have remained successful so far. To deviate from this, however, I believe that people have a tendency to live through other people's accomplishments which means that they treat the person's successes as their own, subconsciously. It's somewhat annoying. For the longest time, it felt more like my own mom wanted to be in the university more than I did. I had my ambitions of course, but once I hit a roadblock I just didn't bother to find a workaround. I just thought, "Okay, this isn't for me. I'll find something else to do." That decision-making process went on for a number of years. I don't brute force things or try to make them work in my favour. I just look for something else I am interested in even more and see if that works out for me instead. I'm not in my program out of fervour to make a profit in the future, I'm in my program because I like reading and writing and I hope to make a career out of that. I find that success comes in many forms though and everyone is good at something. I wouldn't let someone's successes deter me from my own. Life isn't a competition even though it may feel that way for a lot of people. My aim isn't to be affluent or extremely prosperous. As far as I am concerned, those who have the most can also lose the most. I just want a decent life.

Sometimes people who look down on others aren't necessarily antisocial, but it may speak to a life of great pain and struggle. Your mom may have had to deal with people who constantly looked down on her or made her feel worthless, so you see, this cycle of being judgemental passes around like a plague. It's very difficult to break this pattern since your greatest influence tends to be your parents and beyond that, your own teachers and friends. I have good parents, but since my dad was an immigrant who came to Canada in 1985 with nothing but the clothes on his back and maybe 10 dollars to spend and had to assimilate to a new culture and language, he's come to rue Canada greatly since he's had to put up with a lot of bad people over the years while working in the construction industry. He must have been telling me to stay in school all the time while growing up and he still does because he suffered for his lack of higher education. Of course, my childhood isn't anything special, I am certain other people's parents have similar stories to share. But it's the common theme of someone from another land hoping to strike it better in a new country with new people and a new language.

Your words are very kind as I have been the recipient of the complete and utter opposite. I have been told I am absent-minded and untrustworthy. Mostly by my dad, although I am certain he only says this because he cares about me and not to hurt my feelings. It doesn't mean it's not hurtful of course, but I always get over it. I have a way of bouncing back. I suppose this may in part have to do with my name, which in Greek translates to "bright joy", not that I am in the process of adhering to etymological definitions of names. Ironically, my English name translates to "Bright fame", and I can assure you, I do not feel successful at all. Maybe I'm just too hard on myself, but every job I have ever applied to has been met with zero reception. I have resorted to lying about my experience and skills after many years of honesty. It leaves a bitter aftertaste in my mouth, metaphysically, but clearly, they don't value honesty these days.

I can only hope that I am financially independent ten years from now. I'd like to have my own place by 30, or at least a full-time job doing what I studied at university. I'm not sure when I'll become a parent, as at my age I should have had several if this were 100 years ago. I myself love kids, so it's a major turn off when women don't want them.

If you're looking to see at the kind of stuff I commonly write for one of my university classes then I've got a blog going at WordPress.

Click Here

I am writing about artificial intelligence one day becoming indistinguishable from human beings. I think my second post has a stronger focus than my first. I wrote an introduction as well, but that's just to break the ice and introduce myself and my topic.

I hope you have a great weekend Sandy, it's been nice chatting with you :)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Oct/19
Hi Sakz!

I watch a great many films and when I'm not watching them, I'm enjoying quizzes, history DVDs or boxsets. I haven't been out since I fell over just over three weeks ago and yesterday I had occasion to put on some make-up and noticed that my face is still badly bruised, but at least it doesn't hurt like hell anymore! I couldn't speak properly after that fall, and the funny thing is, I only went out to get painkillers in the first place - a prescription from the chemist. I ended up in worse state than ever, but at least I had my painkillers to cope with the after effects of the fall! I imagine that if I was around 6ft+ or any significantly taller height, the outcome would have been worse, so there are advantages to being dinky!

There will be 'The Chase' on at 5, and that can be very funny, especially as Bradley Walsh has such a wicked sense of humour. He's an actor too, and I only found out recently that he started out as a footballer. What a surprise that was! Now he has a Cockney accent; I do not, but having lived in the East End for years, I know all the rhyming slang. I think it's very entertaining, and I got so used to hearing new terms when I was there that it became easy enough to guess what they were talking about.

Just down the road where I used to live, (in some flats), there was situated the biggest gay pub in London, called The London Apprentice. I spent many a happy night down there because everyone was so friendly. The guys didn't mind a jot if the odd female crept in! They thought my friend, who had long hair and was wearing a skirt, was a transvestite! Fortunately, they didn't think that of me; it may even have given me a complex! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I gave her my make-up bag and said, "For Heaven's sake, go to the Ladies and put on some make-up!"

There were a fair few Laddies in the Ladies as well! Yes, they were accepting of everyone, in whichever form or sexuality you were. If only more people were like that! I never saw a fight break out and the gay guys were just as willing to start a conversation with me, a woman, as with anybody.

Yes, I showed the film, 'The Prodigy' to my brother the other night - and he actually saw it to the end - most unusual for him. He didn't grasp the concept of reincarnation very well. I certainly don't dismiss it at all; it's just not talked about much in the Western World. I am open-minded to, well, most things, and what people consider supernatural is something they find difficult to grasp. One thing scientists have proved, however, is that when a spirit passes from one plane to the next, it uses a lot of energy, thus turning the area noticeably colder.

Aha - 'The Chase' is about to start, so let's see what's sort of fun and frivolity is on offer today!

Have a great up-and-coming weekend!

All the very best to you!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Sakz said on 23/Oct/19
@Sandy I read your post about the film you watched. I've heard of it as I think it was my friend who mentioned it to me not long after it came out. I'm not familiar with Taylor Schilling, but Google lists her at 5'8 which is what Rob has aswell. She gives a tall impression which is to be expected for a woman of her height. The plot you've described seems very intriguing and something I could get into. Some young actors and actresses are blessed with such a skill at a young age. Seems a great film though and I bet you're glad you watched it. I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is something I enjoy watching aswell. It will be interesting to see which celebrities enter this year. It certainly does portray them in another light, since most just see them as famous people who are above everyone else.

Thanks! I hope you're holding up well. Take care. :)
edwards said on 23/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell

how are you sandy ?howโ€™s your day going.hope all is fine.same goes to we american.we love fast food to much infact,american people has often been stereotyped as eating too many fast food and its too damn true.people in us often goes to fastfood chain everytime they get a chance as you can see too many drive thru in the country.i too love tea too much.its one of my favorite drinks.

yeah sandy,as i already said that iโ€™m somewhat obsessed with learning history.there are so many friend of mine who are english and even so whatโ€™s more shocking is that my elder brotherโ€™s wife is english.so in every festive season,i get invited and i get chance to taste delicious english meals.her name is olivia.thank you very much sandy for all those words and i couldnโ€™t be much happier.i heard from her that there are lots of ravenโ€™s.there are also her majestyโ€™s yeoman warders around.yeah,i have somewhat heard about king henry.isnt king henry the king who was a fat and have six wives.yeah i heard that anne boleyn was beheaded in tower of london in white tower.nearby the tower is chapel some said.i also heard that there was a time when the tower was haunted.it is such a magnificent fortress.in the usa,there isnt or atleast isnt much castles or fortress.its pretty much amazing that they took 20 years to build castles in the past as if was build today would take much less time.princess diana,may her soul rest in peace was often referred as the peopleโ€™s princess.we american people love princess diana so much.he was too popular among the americans too and was probably best princess.as i already said,iโ€™m much into history and british history is probably the second one after america that comes in my mind when talked about history.uk got so much history that it may take quite a long time to know and understand.ofcourse,its much older than the american one as america is relatively a young nation.the only country iโ€™d picked after usa is probably the uk.iโ€™d have so much love for the uk and its people.

yeah sandy,iโ€™m not a sports fan tho.i love to watch the national games of any sports especially the soccer what youโ€™d called football in the uk and many parts of the world.i love soccer,baseball and american football.tho i only watch national games.yeah i know much about soccer lets say compared to most americans.there has been a bit english player who played in us soccer too with the two biggest names being david beckham and wayne after your recommendation,now iโ€™m watching the movie 'The Midnight Meat Train',.you should really be aware of thunders,strowmโ€™s and hurricane.in the us,hurricanes every year destroys much wellbeingโ€™s.you and i have somewhat same taste in everything like intrested in history and horrors.yes back in the days,punishment was very awful that one cant even imagine.Times were so unjust those days. yeah i agree .They'd torture people into confessing to crimes they hadn't committed and then lead them off to be executed.i heard from olivia,who was english and my elder brotherโ€™s wife mentioned that at one point,anne boleyn spirit used to haunt in the white tower near the chapel.she also said there was two prunces named edward and richards.i think king henry must be really cruel thinking himself as being kind and beheading anne.history has so much to offer.iโ€™m surprised that your mom is german.i also heard sbout henryโ€™s church of england.i too have quite faith in god.

hope everything is going well with your friend who lost her daughter.

All the very best to you and everyone closest to you

edwards xxx ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
Sakz said on 23/Oct/19
@Sandy Don't mention it. I hope you're feeling better now. Yeah I also used to get confused over the two pronunciations. Due to the heavy influence of American films and video games, a lot of people including the British become accustomed to their English. For example 'movies' is an American term as we say 'films', yet many Brits are heard saying movies. I see so do you have a Cockney accent? I can see why some accents may come across as stuck up to some people. I tend to find the northern accent comes across as very polite, but then again so can the southern. A Cockney accent can come across as rough. It's quite cool you've been mistaken for many different nationalities as have I. I guess it makes you unique which is a good thing, but yes you are what you are.

I'm familiar with the film you mentioned. I enjoy a film which has a mix of everything as it makes it all the more enjoyable and thrilling to watch as I'm sure you'll agree. I don't have the patience or time for too many films, but maybe when I'm older I'll get back into them more to pass the time. With politics I prefer to just sit back and see what happens, because getting involved in long debates doesn't solve anything. If someone has a genuine interest in it though then fair enough. There is no right or wrong in the subject after all. I'll provide a response to your film in the next post.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Oct/19
@ NIK - Hey, hi and hello!

When I was a kid, I used to celebrate TWELVE Birthdays a year! Every 25th of the month to be exact, paying particular attention to my half Birthday, quarter Birthday, one third Birthday, two thirds Birthday and three quarters Birthday! For some reason, my Mum didn't play along, but I did have a friend who celebrated my half Birthday and it just happens to be his FULL Birthday today! He's the guy who cheered me up (after my boyfriend died) by introducing me to Derek and Clive Live, which we played on the train, resulting in everybody getting off, probably to change carriages! That was so funny!

My Toff-O-Cat came yesterday and is bigger than my Choc-O-Cat, as you will have seen by the pictures I sent along. I want a yellow one and am thinking of calling her Piss-E-Cat! It depends whether it suits her, but if she's simply too cute, I will have to think of something, eh, nicer! If she has a cheeky little face, then BINGO! That'll be her name!

I have to get ready for the metre reader now - BORING! I have to dress myself - I can't answer the door in my nightie! I overslept this morning, because I left the heater on and got too cozy. Besides, I was up until the wee, small hours watching Stephen King's 'Storm of the Century' and enjoying it perhaps a little too much because my whole day has been thrown out of balance, but what's new? If I'm in pain, I can't sleep, so I watch something! It takes my mind clean off the pain.

Oh no! Erramius has just come in and marched straight onto my lap - with soggy paws! So my nightie needs washing now, as is so often the case with a wet cat darting onto my lap fresh from the garden. Well, as long as it's not fresh from the litter tray, and that happens more often than I'd like!
๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿพ

I wish you and Mum a great day!

Cheers!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX ๐Ÿ’ XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Hi again! Where were we then? Oh, I know! I wanted to tell you about the film I saw yesterday. It was called, 'The Prodigy' and for the first time, I was able to take in the acting and tall height of one Taylor Schilling, who I'd never seen act before because I didn't think she made the type of movie that would appeal to me, but I was so wrong.

The tale was about a little boy who comes over exceptionally advanced for his years, but that's because he knows everything known by the spirit of the well-lived but thoroughly evil man who's come back for the sole purpose of finishing off his 'work'. The child actor who portrayed him was excellent, and I predict a big future ahead for him if he sticks with his acting.

I tend to favour using films as a means of sizing up the Celebs - and it's a great deal of fun as well. I used to buy magazines a lot, but I don't so much now. I don't find it easy to leave the house, as you know, but I do my utmost to always look on the brighter side of life. I'm looking forward to watching 'I'm A Celebrity....Get Me Out Of Here', which will be on again come November. In two short weeks flat, we get to know the chosen Celebrities and what makes them tick. We also discover how normal human beings these Celebs really are.

I hope your week is going well, Sakz and send you all my very best wishes!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Hi! I've been in a horrible amount of pain lately so I must say I'm sorry for the delay. I have had something to numb the pain today, and although it never goes away entirely, it's working well enough not to get in the way of my normal, mundane commenting level, so I'll have a go at writing to you and see what materializes.

As regards the pronunciation of garage, the way I was taught to speak, does rhyme with Farage! My Mum, being a German woman, brought us up to speak very precisely, and my accent has been a constant source of entertainment to my friends. Not the case when I was at school, because the kids were often of similar backgrounds, but when I left school, I'd hang around the East End a great deal, and some of them thought that I sounded 'stuck up', but others found it attractive. I've been taken for a woman of all different nationalities: French, German, Scandinavian, when I was dark-haired, Chinese but because of my eyes, which are dark brown and made me look Chinese when I was born, even now, with a heavily highlighted head of hair, I'm still mistaken for oriental sometimes, much to my amusement. I've never been taken for English though, funnily enough, but we are what we are, nationality-wise, height wise, basic body type-wise and so on and so forth. One of my favourite actresses, Patricia Arquette, is about my height, and I was ever so pleased to find this out when I came along to Celebheights! Actually, I thought she was shorter - less than 5ft even. There's a scene in 'True Romance' where all the actors are in a lift and Patricia looked so small next to Michael Rappaport that I thought he was even taller than he is. I bet you've seen that film, Sakz! It's sheer entertainment from the start and contains a star-studded cast, including Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Christian Slater, James Gandolfini - and so it goes on. I consider it one of Quentin Tarantino's finest films, but they're all so different that it's not the easiest task in the World to pick out one's 'Number One Favourite of all Time'! Although all his movies tend to be violent, they also are littered with humour, and I feel that makes them ultra watchable. I so admire that man!

I go out of my way to watch the 'extras' on his DVDs, and you can see what an extrovert he is because he's so demonstrative with his hands. I like the way he has a tendency to be faithful to the actors he uses too, and if he sees and admires the work of an actor, he'll offer him or her a part in one of his up and coming movies. One such actor is John Jarratt, from Australia. He appeared in 'Django Unchained'; my boyfriend spotted him - not me! He is most famous for 'Wolf Creek', which ended up being made into a TV spin-off series. I only saw the first two round my boyfriend's. It was exclusive to a Channel I don't possess!

My Dad reckons Nigel Farage would have made a good PM. I'm not really interested enough in the subject of Politics to feel even remotely qualified to voice an opinion! I don't make a point of watching the news even, let alone 'Question Time' and the likes, although I'm well aware that Politics effect us all.

One of my cats wants to go out and I want a tea-break, so I'll be back in a mo! Rather than risk losing this, I'll send it off and come back to discuss a film I saw yesterday.

Cheers Sakz!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
It was great to provide the 800th comment on this page!
Nik said on 21/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Well, the name "Erramius" sounds like it could be spelt "Erramious"! It's interesting that all the vowels can be found in this incorrect version of her name, well spotted!

It's amazing when someone gets a Christmas card from a cat and I also find it amazing that humans give Christmas cards to cats!
edwards said on 21/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell

its all good sandy.i already understood that you were going to say vitamin.i knew it.i really hate autocorrect but of course it makes a bit easier.

its edwards xxx
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ!
Nik Ashton said on 20/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Well, I must have two Birthdays too then, like (autocorrect tried to change it to Luke! ๐Ÿ“€!) you and the Queen! Do you wanna know what? You, Rob, and my good self, all have a Birthday in September, your September Birthday is on the 27th and my September Birthday is on the 22nd! We donโ€™t have to stop at two Birthdays though because we can also celebrate a Birthday eve and a Boxing Birthday, for both Birthdays! ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸŽ

Iโ€™m so pleased that my text reminded you what an exciting day it was! Thereโ€™s plenty more of where they came from! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚!

We can all find all the male and female celebs who are our own height, doing this shows us all that height is diverse and that it doesnโ€™t have to matter how tall any of us are. There are cool celebs who are our own height (and taller and shorter than us all too).
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Oct/19
๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Correction Time! ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

In my communication with Edwards from the 18th October, I should have written 'vitaminised milkshakes' and NOT victimised ones. It was, of course, my autocorrect. Whosoever else would make such a stupid mistake? Moi? Huh - poppycock! No, my mistake was to spell vitamin wrongly, so the autoplonker changed it to 'victimised'!

So you see, it wasn't my doing at all!
๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ..."Yes it was, you dumbar$e!" ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿคง
edwards said on 19/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell

how are you sandy ?howโ€™s everything going,hope all is well.
iโ€™m happy that youโ€™re fit and well.i too love a tea,i wanna have them, a llts of them.actually ,i ones had a english friend and he was from cornwall and his name was charlie atkinson.i heard that english people loves tea too much and i heard from him ? sandy,is it true that english people love a lots of tea.i have so much love and interest to the british people.iโ€™m sorry to hear that your friend lost a daughter and my prayers goes to her family.iโ€™m sad to hear that and hope everything sets alright l.

its great to be patriot tbh.iโ€™m too obsessed with learning history since my childhood.as america is young country,people maybe shocked that how much history it packs in.it is relatively a young nation.youโ€™re right that most of the americans if not all ate patriotic atleast from my personal opinion.i also at the same time think british people are also patriotic.iโ€™ve heard about william the conqueror,wasnt he one of the first norman king of england and iโ€™m sure he build the beautiful fortress โ€œtower of londonโ€.iโ€™m happy that you are doing well and happy now days.yeah sandy,i agree that The Royal Family are coaxed from a very early age to accept their positions and that they can't exactly go jogging in Hyde Park without causing a stir, but for those who find fame through acting or singing, it is very much down to the individual how he or she copes with the fame.

actually,iโ€™m not any sports fan tho but i have bit generated intrest in soccer and american football sometimes ago.sandy,me too especially during national tournaments,iโ€™ll cheer so much that people around me thinks that iโ€™m crazy๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.actually,soccer has become popular in the united states now than it was before.yes sandy,i enjoy watching soccer with the kid.

yesโ€™ iโ€™m sure iโ€™ll visit the uk someday snd i hope it to be next year.in europe,iโ€™ve only visited germany and france.uk will always remain my favorite country outside the united states.who dosentlove those majestic hills and picturesque countryside.who dosent love the british history and the british people.i wish i could visit all of england and the uk.my brother recently visited bath and how amazed and obsessed he has become.he was too damn intrested about bath.everything has history of its own.i love the windsor castle too.iโ€™m visiting the uk very soon.now iโ€™m visiting physician as i have a bit pain in my chest from last two days and i have stayed at home from last 3 days.

all the best sandy xxx
its edwards ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
Nik Ashton said on 19/Oct/19
โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ!
Sakz said on 19/Oct/19
@Sandy It's a funny one because despite being spelt the same way as garage, the British pronunciation would be different for both. Americans would pronounce them both in the same way. I'm sure he was a very nice guy though when it comes to politics, they all seem the same.

I suppose the only thing you can do is filter out the bad even as individuals, since nobody is perfect and it's just the way of life. I'm sorry to hear about your friend losing a daughter. I can't even begin to imagine how I would feel if I was in that situation and neither do I want to. Kids are very precious no matter how old they are, which is why I really can't stand people who have them but then don't want to take responsibility for them. Why bring a child into the world if you aren't going to take an interest? That's really selfish and unfair on the child but that's some people for you. But yeah it's terrible and life can be cruel like that at times. Having to live with such traumatic experiences for the rest of your life would be horrible and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

As for Brexit, the word is a deal has been reached but that can easily change before the 31st. I'll believe it when I see it because we've been there before. There will be some downsides to it and not everyone will be behind the idea, but at this point I think a deal has to be reached otherwise the last few years have been pointless. I won't tell you what the film is about but it's definitely something I'm sure you'll enjoy when you feel you're in the mood to watch it. I don't mind quiz shows I've watched plenty in the past. They're always showing The Chase on Challenge I watched plenty last year or the year before aswell. Bullseye was also a show they showed quite regularly. Haven't watched The Chase in a while now though. Take care till the next time and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. :)
Nik Ashton said on 19/Oct/19
๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜!
Nik Ashton said on 19/Oct/19
๐ŸŽฉ
๐Ÿ˜!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Oct/19
@ Nik - The way my brother often spells Erramius DOES contain all the vowels. He spells it Erramious and it's wrong. I should know - I made it up!

We get Birthday and Christmas cards from the cats - of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I've known quite a lot of like-minded people.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Oct/19
@ Bobby - No apology necessary.

The way you handled being the less preferred child is admirable. Look at what you've already achieved education-wise. This has been your own personal way of coping. Many youngsters who have been felt left out in favour of another sibling would react by ignoring their school work and dismissing even the thought of further education. Instead, everything you've accomplished has been down to decisions made by you yourself. Oh, I know the feeling of being the child whose mother didn't show any enthusiasm over my school reports, but it didn't interfere with my eagerness to learn and excel at my exams. However, the deep feelings of being second best did affect my time after I left school. You could say it was a suppressed anger that my Mum blamed the marriage break-up on being pregnant with me when my Dad went 'off the rails', as it were, but now I have heard my Dad's side of the story.

I didn't like that my Mum had it in her to look down on people, and I vehemently formed the opinion that nobody is any better or any worse than anybody else. I therefore had relationships with blokes my Mum considered below our social standing.

As the years went by, she did end up feeling that these were worthwhile people and by the time I was in my early 30s, when my boyfriend died, we ended up the best of friends. I returned home and we got on very well, so in a way, the tables had turned. My mollycoddled brother never really grew up. He'd had everything done for him, but of course, that doesn't ever last.

You have grown up and made your own decisions - strong and ambitious ones - which will hold you in good stead for the rest of your life. When you become a parent one day, you'll make a better one than somebody who has been soft-soaped during his nurturing, and instinctively, you won't prefer one child over another one because you'll want your offspring to feel equally loved.

You have every reason to feel proud of yourself. Love will come your way one day soon and you will be able to make up for lost time. Enjoy your studies, something I know you do anyway. When you get to my age, the desire to learn will still be with you. You have so much to look forward to.

Have a great weekend break, Bobby!

All the very best to you,

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Oct/19
"It's pretty bloody boring in these woods as well, fishes! Thanks for the tip!"

๐Ÿ€๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿน๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿท
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Oct/19
Hi Nik! I ordered that Caramel-O-Cat this morning. Actually, it's a gingerbread cat, but I always like to go with my own invented names, though I must say, Pixie is a common enough cat's name, but I find it's often given to boy cats as well as girls. Once I asked my vet how many Pixies are on his books and he replied, "Ooh! Quite a few!"

I liked the ring of Caramel-O-Cat. Another possibility is Toff-O-Cat, for a Chococat or toffee-coloured one. I want a blonde one to match my own hair, but I'll have to work on the name. Until I had access to the internet, I only ever saw white ones in the shops.

It's great that our Chococat keyrings arrived on the same day. I couldn't find mine last night and I was wondering if I should order another one, but he turned up in my bed, right under the covers! You should see the regalia that accumulates on my bed: crosswords, sudokus, real cats, toy cats, books and so it goes on! One would think that a phone would suffice when it comes to reading material, but old habits are hard to break. I did most of my learning through books, and if there was something I was bursting to find out, it would involve a trip to the library, or even book shops themselves, where I'd poke around in the brand new ones! ๐Ÿ˜ Funnily enough, I was never told off, but when it came to magazines, that was different. They'd say, "They're there to BUY!", and I'd retort, "How can I buy something unless I know it contains items or people of interest?"

I never had trouble in Smith's though so they saw quite a lot of me!

This morning, I received through the post a Tatler magazine - with โญ Liv Tyler โญ on the front, a copy of which I'd been handed by my hairdresser, who, being an Olivia, also gets to be called Liv! She thought it was funny to witness how excited I got when I saw who was on the front cover. Having been my hairdresser now for 7 years, she knows my little quirks by now....

There are quite a few initial formations that you could make ending in 'A'. You could have Andrew Unwin Richard Ashton for AURA and some unmentionable ones if you married someone and joined your names together, a name beginning with 'L' offering plenty of fun ones!

Okay then, I'm going to look for something to watch now. I wish you and your Mum a lovely weekend!

My best to you both,

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX ๐Ÿ’ XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Oct/19
@ Edwards - Hi there! I have just recently got up and I'm having my first cup of tea. I drink so much tea during the day that on the odd occasion, I have forgotten to eat, so now I use victimised milkshakes in my tea instead of milk - well, most of the time - so that my body doesn't miss out. One such day happened this week, when I found out that a friend of mine has lost her 39-year-old daughter. She admits she's been living in a shell since it happened, unable to take it in properly. I have some cards arriving today, so I can write to her personally other than purely by text message. The poor woman has only recently lost her younger sister to cancer, and she hasn't come to terms with that yet. It's just too much for one woman. Her sister was my age.

I was brought up not exactly to be a patriot, but my ever increasing interest in history has turned me into one. I know that a great many Americans are patriots, and I think that's great. One night, a few years before I had internet facilities to hand, I traced back the Royal British Lineage all the way back to William the Conqueror. It wasn't that difficult a task but nowadays, all I'd have to do is consult my phone! I popped it in my bag and showed it to my physiotherapist, who was a blonde-haired South African girl, a bit like Charlize Theron, only much shorter, at 5ft3. We were always chatting and laughing but she had to refer me on because my condition was worsening rather than getting better. That was hardly surprising, because it culminated in my needing a full hip replacement, which I had in February last year. I guess that I found Celebheights as a result of hunting around for some explanation as to why I had lost height so quickly. That, coupled with my love for Celebrities! I admire them because they have to cope with being in the public eye all the time. I wouldn't be too fond of that, I can tell you! The Royal Family are coaxed from a very early age to accept their positions and that they can't exactly go jogging in Hyde Park without causing a stir, but for those who find fame through acting or singing, it is very much down to the individual how he or she copes with the fame.

So you have a son! That's great news, and one who shares your passion for football! My boyfriend loves football too. He's the first football-mad boyfriend I've had. I was keener on the game than my last bloke, who hated it, and when I wanted to see an England game, I'd go round to my Mum's. She thought it was hilarious how noisy I got when England scored, but my brother would storm out, holding his ears, causing my Mum to laugh even more! I bet you enjoy watching the game with your son!

No doubt you will one day in the near future come over to England and take in the unspoilt land for yourself. There are lots of built-up areas too, but if, you take a trip to London or Oxford, for example, the buildings you find there have a history all their own, which I find very exciting. You can also visit old palaces and museums, which are bursting with history.

So it's cup of tea number two coming up in a moment for me - and for all of us, we have another weekend to look forward to. I wish you and your son a great one!

All the Best!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Oct/19
@ Nik - ๐Ÿบ๐ŸŸ...๐Ÿท๐Ÿ ...๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿก..."Nothing to do with us what gets poured into the sea!" ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜ต "Besides, it's boring here!"
Nik Ashton said on 17/Oct/19
๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง!
Nik Ashton said on 17/Oct/19
๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿธ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Indeed I do get your drift with the meeting of Nigel Farage in a garage! My boyfriend was the first to play about with that one; he looked on in amusement as I approached him and I said to him later when we got back to the car, "Well, you didn't expect me NOT to introduce myself to him, did you?" to which he replied, "No - I knew you would. I know you!"

I wouldn't go up to any celebrity, but I had things in common with him. Actually, my Dad was listening to his radio programme when he picked me up at the station recently when I visited him, so Dad does like him, as politicians go! He asked me - my Dad that is - "Why didn't you ask him....?" after which he reeled off quite a list! I said, "Perhaps I was the wrong Cowell for him to have met!"

I felt completely at ease in Nigel's presence though because his brother attended the same school as I did. We sat exams every term, which wasn't altogether a bad thing. By the time the major exams came along, we were so used to sitting them that it definitely helped and I was even quite upset when they were over.

The other morning, my brother was having his daily gripe and I said, "There's always someone worse off than you."

Later that day, I found out that a friend of mine just recently lost her daughter of just 39. Pain-wise, there is nothing worse, not that I have the right to put myself in her shoes, but I know people who have lost a child, my Mum and Dad being among them, long before I was born.

Yes, I do try to filter out the bad in the World, and my own bad experiences. There is always something to be grateful for and much to look forward to.

I've already noticed early signs of Brexit, one being that it seems to be having an effect on the rapidity of my online shopping deliveries, but I can live with that!

Only the other day, I found that the movie 'The Quiet Ones' figured in some line-up of scary films, and this has pushed it up a few notches in my 'Must Watch Soon' list. I don't remember what it's even about, if the truth be told, having only seen it the once.

I'm soon going to watch 'The Chase'; I love watching quizzes, and enjoy them all the more when there's comedy incorporated in them. Last Christmas and Easter, the Challenge channel had 'The Chase' on all the time and I watched little else, having such a huge variety of films and documentaries anyway that I thought I'd put them on hold for a while!

We have yet another weekend to look forward to already. I wish you a thoroughly enjoyable one, Sakz!

Cheers and all the Best!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 17/Oct/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!
edwards said on 17/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell

howโ€™s your day going sandy?hope all is going great.
thanks for those great words sandy,its always a pleasure interacting with you.tbh,iโ€™m not actually a gym rat though๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.i just wanna stay in shape and thats all.

iโ€™m quite intrested in the the cat earring you bought.how cute name youโ€™ve given to her โ€˜bogerlyโ€™
it may sound crazy but iโ€™m always intrested in leaving in desert or countryside rather than cities.i have watched uk travel guide videoโ€™s and iโ€™m somewhat obsessed with british culture and the uk.i love those countryside,quaint villages,cathedral and castle.all most every thing has a history.i really love british people and their culture so much.i have planned to visit uk someday.i agree with you sandy that For a country so comparatively small, it's amazing to think how much influence the UK has had over the Centuries. iโ€™m an american and i am from the USA ( texas state) but now i just returned from vacation from india,i was excited that one indian dude gave me a indian name starting from letter N but i couldnโ€™t remember the name right now.now iโ€™m learning bangers and mash recipes.iโ€™ve heard that uk is expensive now than ever.i really love the queen,may her majesty live long.my son watches soccer and he is great fan of soccer club named manchester united and he too dreamed of visiting uk some day.if everything sets right,i am planning to visit next year.actually iโ€™mnot a sports fan tho,my son watches football(american one) and the soccer.the country he supports in soccer is usa and england.uk has so many history that it will take my whole life to know it.its funny that.tbh i โ€˜m a great patriotic guy and even has a us flag tattoo in my left wrist.british history is so interesting and enjoyable.hope the british countryside never gets urbanized.
do you love watching soccer or any sports.iโ€™ve heard soccer is quite popular in england.
as for height,i wish i was 6โ€™1-6โ€™2 but its too late.iโ€™m only 6 feet and anyway happy with that.i posted this again because i think you didnโ€™t get my comments

its edwards xxx๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
Nik said on 16/Oct/19
๐ŸŸ- ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ“บ!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
Caramel-O-Cat!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - All the vowels can be found in the name Erramius Cowell! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜น
Nik Ashton said on 16/Oct/19
๐ŸŽฉ
๐ŸŒŽ!
Nik Ashton said on 15/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Itโ€™s wonderful that our Chococat keyrings have now arrived and within about half an hour of each other too! I think yours arrived at 11:00 am on the 7th September and mine arrived at about 11:30 am on the same morning, they are both chocolate coloured too and they are twins! Many many thanks! It is so easy to think that they are actually made out of chocolate, that is exactly what my Mum thought! I mean they are called Chococats so you can kinda understand it from that point of view as well! I agree that โ€œChococatโ€ is a great word, itโ€™s better than โ€œHello Kittyโ€, which just doesnโ€™t hit the sweet spot quite as much! It is not as appealing!
It is great that our Chococat keyrings are brown from the point of view that this is a very common colour for chocolate to be but I really love the fact that Chococats can be the same colour as so many different types of chocolate and not only that but they can be named after a type of chocolate that they share their colour with, like Pink Panther Chococat and White Chococat! Red and pink are very interesting and exciting colours so there simply had to be pink and red Chococats! One of the appealing things about Chococats (autocorrect tried to change it to Chicago! (๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿ—!)) is that they come in so many different colours and they also can be the colour of so many different types of chocolate! Colours are wonderful and chocolate is such a nice and fun commodity, chocolate and each of itโ€™s brands bring so much humour and interest to the table too! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿซ! ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜‚! Of course their big heads and lack of mouths (gob, trap, cake โ€˜ole, etc) are factors too in making Chococats so appealing! Iโ€™m so pleased that your pink and red Chococats have arrived, the pictures you have shown me of them look amazing!

The facility for asking Google (๐Ÿฅฝ! ๐Ÿคญ!)*any question you want is very useful, I find it very fascinating that Chococats are Tom Cats! I agree that this accounts for the fact that they are on average a little bit bigger than female kitties, however an amazing thing about animals (inc humans!) is that you often find that many of the females of a species are bigger than many of the males of the same species! This applies to all animals but take dogs as a fine example, there are a lot of female dogs who are far bigger than many male dogs. Also there is a girl locally who is a lot taller than most of the boys! When I have seen her play out with other children Iโ€™ve thought to myself, โ€œWhat a wonderful world!โ€ (๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ!)! What a wonderโ›ฝ๏ธ ๐ŸŒŽ!

Itโ€™s fun to wear clothes with fun designs and logos on them and itโ€™s great you had an โ€œHello Kittyโ€ coat for 11-12 year olds! Socks with interesting designs and logos on them are pretty cool too! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Iโ€™m not keen on labels and I must say that our age does not determine how tall we are, so many children are taller than so many adults! We are all individuals and contrary to what some people may think people develop at different ages during their adulthood as well as during childhood and adolescence, however the big majority of human growth takes place before adulthood. Also we are as we are as we are, I donโ€™t like to label people in anyway and I donโ€™t think any one person is better than any other. All that matters is to be a good person.

I fully agree with you when you thought, "Well said, Cheryl! You tell 'em!" regarding the views of Cheryl Cole on the issue of weight loss for women, she is a fine role model and one that we should all listen to and follow. Cheryl is a lovely person and an inspiration, she knows exactly what she is talking about. She cares about other people so much and she has been there and experienced a lot of hardship.

Oh, I know that Cheryl Cole is a lover of all types of animals! She really likes dogs but I am sure she has love in her heart for any living creature, too true! What more can you ask for in a person than someone who is like this, you canโ€™t ask for anything more!

Itโ€™s absolutely amazing that Cheryl Coleโ€™s original initials were C.A.T due to the fact that she was once called Cheryl Ann Tweedy! I fully agree that it is cuddly and apt that this lovely lady once had the initials C.A.T! Hey, a member of the Cowell family with the initials T.A.C would have very interesting initials as they could be turned round to produce C.A.T! ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œHey, Iโ€™m called Cowell Andrew Thomas! Iโ€™m also known as Thomas Andrew Cowell!โ€! Peoples initials can be amazing, the mind boggles at the words that can be made out of a persons initials and as we know some people have more than one middle name! If your middle name was Olivia your initials would be S.O.C and if your middle name was Irene your initials would be S.I.C! I like those words when they are spelt like that! Theyโ€™re not bad but far more interesting and funny (๐Ÿ˜‚!) ones can be made out of other initials, I canโ€™t think of many good ones that can be made from the initials of someone with the surname Ashton! ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œIโ€™m called Stuart Paul Ashton, my initials are S.P.A!โ€! Thatโ€™s about the best you can get if you are called Ashton, never the mind!

*Check out Tโ€™s comment on Mary J. Blige from the 27/Sep/15!

๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!
๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!
๐Ÿฅ›-O-๐Ÿˆ!
edwards said on 15/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell

howโ€™s your day going sandy?hope all is going great.
thanks for those great words sandy,its always a pleasure interacting with you.tbh,iโ€™m not actually a gym rat though๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.i just wanna stay in shape and thats all.

iโ€™m quite intrested in the the cat earring you bought.how cute name youโ€™ve given to her โ€˜bogerlyโ€™
it may sound crazy but iโ€™m always intrested in leaving in desert or countryside rather than cities.i have watched uk travel guide videoโ€™s and iโ€™m somewhat obsessed with british culture and the uk.i love those countryside,quaint villages,cathedral and castle.all most every thing has a history.i really love british people and their culture so much.i have planned to visit uk someday.i agree with you sandy that For a country so comparatively small, it's amazing to think how much influence the UK has had over the Centuries. iโ€™m an american and i am from the USA ( texas state) but now i just returned from vacation from india,i was excited that one indian dude gave me a indian name starting from letter N but i couldnโ€™t remember the name right now.now iโ€™m learning bangers and mash recipes.iโ€™ve heard that uk is expensive now than ever.i really love the queen,may her majesty live long.my son watches soccer and he is great fan of soccer club named manchester united and he too dreamed of visiting uk some day.if everything sets right,i am planning to visit next year.actually iโ€™mnot a sports fan tho,my son watches football(american one) and the soccer.the country he supports in soccer is usa and england.uk has so many history that it will take my whole life to know it.its funny that.tbh i โ€˜m a great patriotic guy and even has a us flag tattoo in my left wrist.british history is so interesting and enjoyable.hope the british countryside never gets urbanized.
do you love watching soccer or any sports.iโ€™ve heard soccer is quite popular in england.
as for height,i wish i was 6โ€™1-6โ€™2 but its too late.iโ€™m only 6 feet and anyway happy with that.

All the Very Best sandy
its edwards

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Oct/19
Hi Edwards!

I, too, am a fan of the countryside, the seaside and everything natural, including animals. It never fails to amaze me how little time it takes to drive and see the most staggering natural beauty once I climb into my boyfriend's car and he drives us down to the coast for the day. I don't drive myself because I would be too scared of running cats over, or even worse, people, but cats often don't have terribly much road sense. I knew a cat owner who used to walk her cat on a lead! ๐Ÿˆ It wasn't even a Siamese or breed often associated with being easy to train to walk on a lead - it was a normal mainly black cat and his name was Ziggy. The girl, Angie, was probably a David Bowie fan. I met her by going up to her to talk about how well she had Ziggy trained and then we found out that she knew many of the same people as I did. The clause 'It's a small World' springs to mind!

It's good to read that you are tackling the beginnings of what could have turned into a weighty problem. A gym is a great way to get a well-toned body, and walking as much as possible all helps to burn the calories. Keeping fit makes you feel great as well; I wish you a thoroughly successful, enjoyable journey to super-fitness!

Earrings can look great on a guy. I buy my boyfriend some novelty ones, and he is particularly fond of some Polo Mint studs I bought for him. He was mortified at losing his Polo earring, so I bought him three last time. I buy them online from a really friendly girl who makes jewellery out of all types of food, and plenty more besides. My boyfriend thinks it's funny when complete strangers go up to him wondering why he has a Polo attached to his ear! I recently bought some cat earrings from the girl, Sara, in white and my Jim (boyfriend) wanted black and white ones because his cat is that colour. She used to be one of mine, but when Jim moved out, she missed him so much that it was only fair that she should move in with him. He spoils her rotten and she couldn't be better looked after. I named her Bogerley because she has a mark on her nose!

Bangers and mash is an English dish made famous in the East End of London. I lived there for three years and they like pie and mash there as well. There are cafรฉs and takeaway shops selling these items all over the place. Because I am a vegetarian, I use vegetarian sausages, and I actually prefer them, but I ate sausages as a kid! One thing I remember wondering about when I was pre-school was why food, like lamb, chicken and fish were called thus, so I asked my Mum at the dinner table one Saturday afternoon. When she told me, I was utterly disgusted and cried! I think it was my destiny to become a vegetarian from that very day.....

I am interested to know which country you come from, Edwards. I live in England, as you know. It's good that you are keen on English/British history. For a country so comparatively small, it's amazing to think how much influence the UK has had over the Centuries. Would you be kind enough to tell me where you are from? Thanks!

Now it is time for 'Classic Coronation Street'. It's from 1993 at the moment and many of the big stars in it today hadn't even been born back then! Sometimes, you get to see the prices of items and it's almost comical when you think how prices have escalated! ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿค”

Have a great, fitness-filled week! ๐Ÿ’ช

All the Very Best!

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Sakz said on 15/Oct/19
@Sandy Oh you have it? That's great. I knew it'd be something you enjoy because it is horror after all. It's good that you have plenty of films on hand to watch if you find nothing of interest on TV. The films I own rarely get watched anymore. I used to watch 'House' aswell quite a long time ago when it was shown on TV.

As for the world, I guess you try to filter out the bad. I don't generally get into topics such as politics which pops up everytime on the news. Even with Brexit I don't bother since nothing has been achieved at the moment (not holding my breath about the 31st either). There is always some form of injustice going on in the world and some have it worse than others, so I guess you just have to be grateful. I used to enjoy watching animal documentaries and watched quite a few historical ones at school as part of my History lessons. I suppose it's fitting you met Nigel Farage in a garage (if you get my drift) and had a nice conversation with him. Must have been quite the experience. You watch Gogglebox? Well that's good. It gives us something else to chat about aswell. It is funny to watch their reactions to various shows. I came across it a few years ago when it first started and got back into the series again this year, after not watching it properly since 2015. Hope you have a great week and take care till the next time.
Nik Ashton said on 15/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell & edwards - ๐Ÿฅฝ๐Ÿ“ฆ!
edwards said on 14/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell

how are you sandy and howโ€™s your day going.hope everything is fine.
i agree with everything you said.
as for me,i went to the barber and shaved my side hairs.i think i will try a pony tail hair now,as my hairs are quite longer.i even tried ear rings and looked at mirror and laughed at myself๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.i have begain to develop a belly fat but now iโ€™m working hard in gym.i bought a leather pants today.
i even tried a english dish today named โ€œbangers and mashโ€.i found it quite delicious.it was made of sausage and now iโ€™m obsessed with it.i talked with my friend recently and his name was chris and he just visited the uk mainly the scottish highlands and cotswold.he said he was surprised how picturesque was cotswolds.he loved scottish highlands too.uk has so many interesting history ,british people must really be proud of it.i myself is a great fan of british history and culture.i someday hope of visiting the british countryside

all the best to you sandy!
its edwards ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 14/Oct/19
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Whenever I watch 'Gogglebox', I always enjoy it and so does my brother!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/19
Hey Sakz! I actually own a copy of 'A Quiet Place', but I haven't seen it in ages! I remember it to have a red case. I watched three films over the weekend, all disturbing in their own right but at least 'Quills' had a certain amount of humour. Joaquin Phoenix, still very young when it was made, played a French Abbot, and Geoffrey Rush played the Marquis de Sade, but the one I found most hypocritical was the Doctor as played by Michael Caine. He married a very young girl.

This afternoon, I saw Billy Connolly pop up in an episode of House, and he had married House's Mum. I have missed many episodes of House, but I have the entire 8 Seasons in a boxset, and would like to see them in order. I believe Billy is House's real Dad!

I haven't checked to see what is on the telly tonight, but if I find nothing of interest, I can always watch something of my own. I try not to think about what's going on in the World today, but sometimes, you can't tear yourself away, for instance, the news headlines. There is plenty of beauty to be seen as well, even in documentaries, and I am particularly fond of historical ones, which show an unspoilt World. I watched Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' the other night and thought what beautiful scenery, yet such primitive goings on still exist in certain parts of the World to this day, ie, cannibalism. I am lucky to live in a fair and civilized country, but, alas, you get bad eggs everywhere and in all parts of Society and ones which carry the greatest power, for instance Politics and the Police. Earlier this year, I met politician Nigel Farage, and he was charming and as soon as I mentioned the school I went to, which his brother attended too, we had something to talk about. We met in a garage of all places! My boyfriend Jim was driving me up north to meet Nik and his Mum. She was waiting for us at the beginning of the road and we felt straight away at home.

We have another week about to start and I hope you, Rob and all Celebheights supporters have a great one to look forward to.

All the best!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Sakz said on 13/Oct/19
@Sandy The phrase 'time heals' isn't very accurate because certain events never truly go away, it's just you learn to cope better. I'm sorry to hear you endured another attack not long after. The world in general is not safe nowadays and it's one of the reasons I don't watch the news because it's just depressing. Size doesn't always equal confidence though as I myself have seen plenty of taller and bigger people who lack it. One of the things I noticed in school was how some of the shorter people seemed to be the ones picking fights against bigger people, rather than it being the other way round. It's all about the confidence you have in yourself and mental strength, which is what your mum showcased. It's good that she showed a no nonsense attitude and my dad is the same in that regard. He puts principle above everything else which I'm sure she does aswell.

As for television, I was watching a show called 'Gogglebox' which covers the reactions of different families as they watch various television shows from the week. Amongst what they watched was a horror film called 'A Quiet Place' which I thought would be right up your alley (not sure if you checked it out). Ha yes I was a fan of Kickass it's a great film. I hope you enjoy the film you decide to watch and do let me know how it goes. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and take care.
Nik Ashton said on 12/Oct/19
๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿฅ‡V๐Ÿข๐Ÿฅˆ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Oct/19
Hi Edwards! I'm almost sure that Sonny Barger was mentioned in Button's book 'Buttons - The Making of a President', which was Buttons's account of his time with the Californian Angels. Sonny might be the one Buttons dubbed 'Mad John' and he named his dog 'Hitler'. Urghhh! I can think of cuddlier names! I only ever knew Buttons as Peter, and he treated me with the utmost respect. The motorcycle club was known as 'The Family' but also 'The Old England Chapter'. The only time I witnessed violence was when the 'Road Rats' or 'The Windsor Chapter' would go to the same pub. The parties were all placid and good fun, and as there would be youngsters attending, the bikers wouldn't permit for brawling. I was one of the youngsters and the music they played was right up my street!

There were some other biker clubs I knew nearer my own area, consisting of much younger lads. I suppose I was drawn to them because of the music they played.

They tended to be dog lovers, but one night, Buttons took me round to visit a really nice lady. She had a house completely decorated in white, with two white cats to match. It looked a bit like a scene from Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange', only the lady was much younger than the one in the film. Looking back now, it seemed all a bit surreal, but it was an enjoyable part of my life.

My little cat Manelia went to the vet's this morning for her booster inoculation. On Monday, another cat will have the same. It is very important to keep cats up-to-date with their injections, because they receive protection from so many illnesses.

So we have another weekend upon us once more. I might settle for watching the 'House' omnibus, but as I have them all on DVD, I might watch a new film that popped through my letter box this morning. It's called 'Dark Places' and the cast is excellent.

All the best to you Edwards!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Things like that never really seem to totally go away. Less than a year later, I had another attack and this time, I remember it all too well. Sometimes, I wish that I was 5ft10 with muscles and fully trained in the art of self defence. At least I'd feel safe going out then! My Mum was 5ft4.5, but my word, could she stick up for herself. She brought us up single-handedly, and had more than her fair share of workmen trying to rip her off. She said that the great majority of them will try to overcharge a lone woman, and she was right. She was good at letter-writing, and never let them get away with charging her inflated prices. I recall she even wrote off to some cigarette manufacturers, complaining that some of the cigarettes were undersized. A friend of mine of 18, half a year younger than myself and living in my road, popped round for a visit one afternoon. I told him about the letter and the subject matter, and dug it out. We read it and laughed our balls off. The fellow was around 5ft5.5-6, but he knew how to look after himself.

This morning, I received a film called 'Dark Places' which stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christina Hendricks. I am not that familiar with the work of Nicholas Hoult, but I am with all the actresses. I particularly like Charlize and Christina, and Chloe Grace has come on in leaps and bounds since her 'Kick Ass' days, doing a remake of 'Carrie' and also of 'Let the Right One In'. I saw a preview of 'Dark Places' and was impressed. I'll let you know how it goes! Often, if I see an advert at the beginning of a film, it will arouse my interest, as happened in this case. I know it will be of the same genre...

Have a great weekend Sakz!

All the best to you,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/19
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Snakes, sneaks, sneakers, snakers! Psssst!
Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/19
Yes, a poodle parade or a parade of poodles! You could also say that is a gang of โ€˜em!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Oct/19
A poodle parade, Nik?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Oct/19
Adders green! Nik Nik! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
Nik Ashton said on 10/Oct/19
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ!
Nik said on 7/Oct/19
๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ!
Sakz said on 7/Oct/19
@Sandy Ok it was a long time ago then. I was under the impression it was something that perhaps happened in recent years. I'm glad you have moved on and a lot of time has passed so it helps to heal mentally. Personally I don't believe size always has a lot to do with it because to be quite frank there are men out there who see women in general as easy prey. It's nice that you still maintain a positive outlook about people and it hasn't soured your perception. There are good people as you said and the people who are bad aren't born that way, but rather shaped.

Thanks for that. Hope you had a good start to the week and have a good one. Thanks for the film recommendation aswell. Take care.
Nik said on 7/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell - Absolutely! I know that you loved your chocolate chip cookie, I think that you were even contemplating having another one! It looked very delicious, it went down a treat long before I read your text and I read it soon after you had sent it! Ironically we were having our **pp** at the same time, just before 12:10 this morning! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚! It was a real 'ole midnight feast and what a coincidence we both had our snacks at the same time, my Mum and I had some scones (scons!) and a cup of tea each!
Nik Ashton said on 7/Oct/19
๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ  โ€œIโ€™m โ€˜ome!โ€! ๐Ÿฉ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Oct/19
โญ Last night I sent Nik a photo of a brown chocolate chip cookie, the caption reading, 'By the time you read this, this biscuit will be in my digestive system!'

It was so lonely that I sent another one down there to keep it company!

๐Ÿช๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿช
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Oct/19
@ Sakz - You certainly may! The attack took place on the 4th August 2004. It was the second time that date changed my life, but the first time was for the better - when I saw Led Zeppelin at Knebworth Park in 1979, the week after I left school. Thereafter, I went to many concerts and met a great many lovely people. I have been offered hypnosis to bring back what I endured in 2004, but I refused. The mind shuts itself down for a reason and I'd rather not live through that again. I'd risk growing resentful and bitter, not least because of how the Police treated me when I warned them there was an attacker on such and such a route.

No, I'm as over it as I'll ever be. I will never travel on a deserted train carriage again. For quite a while, I was angry about my size, and how the attacker used it against me. If I'd been bigger, I doubt I would have been picked on. At that time, my Mum was having women in to wash and care for her and they called her 'the woman with the tiny daughter'. I weighed 95 pounds and was 5ft2.5 in the morning. My blue trainers were on display in the porch, and they thought that I had a little boy!

That's well and truly behind me now. I have met other women - of all sizes - who have suffered at the hands of men, but ended up meeting nice ones and putting their pasts behind them. It's the one way to move on - look on the positive side. I have met loads of nice fellows on this website, to whom domestic violence, which I've experienced too, is abhorrent. I feel sure that the good outnumber the bad, and the bad got that way through a troubled past.

I wish you a perfect week, Sakz!

Cheers and best wishes,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Canson said on 7/Oct/19
@Christian: agreed. I would miss it
Nik said on 6/Oct/19
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Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 6/Oct/19
@Canson
God forbid anything happens to Rob though. Based on his response, apparently the site is likely shutting down since no one else is able to take over. CH is an awesome site, and for it to be shut down like that would suck, lol.
Editor Rob
It would most likely be sold rather than shut.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
@ Sakz - The Gregory Peck film I was on about earlier was from 1945, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and called 'Spellbound'. It also stars Ingrid Bergman.
Sakz said on 6/Oct/19
@Sandy I completely understand. That's a terrible situation to find yourself in and while I haven't been involved in something horrific such as that, I can imagine the toll it must take mentally. Can I ask when the attack took place?

In addition to that, I'm glad Celebheights is an outlet which you enjoy. From what you tell me I think you do a good job of keeping yourself occupied especially after going through what you did. I myself used to love drawing but that was as a kid so we have that in common. I used to produce different sketches and when I was in nursery I think it was, I received a ยฃ10 gift voucher for a drawing I produced in a competition. Unfortunately, I didn't pursue it any further and Art GCSE for me was well.. a bit of a wake up call I guess that drawing alone doesn't necessarily make you artistic. Creativity does go a long way with it but it's still a good skill to have. You're right in what you say about fruit and veg. I could certainly do with more veg in my diet.

I haven't seen The Wicker Man, but it's definitely something I would get into if I was still into films since I've read a bit about it. I have some films I watch every now and then which were bought a long time ago.

As for birthdays, I myself don't tend to celebrate them much or create a fuss but I have had outings and gifts courtesy of others. I understand where you're coming from and it does mark a special day for many just as say a wedding anniversary would. I may become more invested in it as I'm older. I do enjoy the festivities and build up to Christmas though.

Well I'll leave it there for now. Haha thanks for the advice! I hope you have a great week aswell. Take care.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
@ Edwards - You and your friends have every reason to be very proud of speaking up for this poor little boy. Children who get picked on at school never truly get over it. The worst case scenario is that they become bullies themselves, but generally, a victim of such horrid treatment leads a far more reserved lifestyle than he or she might otherwise have done, passing up on opportunities which come his or her way for fear of history repeating itself. Also, it results in a failure to totally trust others. My boyfriend stated in his interview with the Army when he was 16 that he wanted to join in order that he could help and protect people, and he has been of this mindset throughout his life. If there was any bullying in the Army, because he was Sergeant (at just 21, which is very early), it was down to him to decide on the appropriate punishment. He joined at 18, having already travelled to more places in this World than many of us see in a lifetime, financed with money he'd saved up from various jobs he'd held down as a kid.

I know that I wouldn't have it in me to have done what he did inasmuch as he had to dole out the punishment for the soldiers' misdeeds, but he was always fair. He was dead set against these hooligans and just like you find at schools, the Army has its share of bullies as well. One youngster was picked on because he was a bit on the chubby side, but Jim encouraged him to, quite literally, run off the surplus poundage. Another was victimised because it was suspected that he might be gay. My Jim had the one who bullied the effeminate one booted out of the Army for ever.

My cats absolutely adore Jim! They know when a person likes them; all animals are able to sense it, and dogs and horses, in particular, spring to mind, but then you, being an animal lover yourself, will be well acquainted with that fact! When my Mum was a child in Germany, she would spend her Summers at her Uncle's farm. The female cats would all be expecting, or nursing, kittens, and my Mum thought it quite amazing that when she purloined a kitten, the Mother would go looking for it almost immediately, grab her kitten straight back and wash it, to get my Mum's scent off! ๐Ÿˆ Her nickname was 'Katze* Loli', Loli being a shortened form of her actual name and pronounced LAWLIE. Her full name was Eleonore, but few English people could pronounce it properly, so she was called Eleanore over here. Her Mum was chiefly a dog lover, but she did have a cat, called Muschi, which had to be given away to a home near to the countryside because the loud bombing would have been terrifying to any animal. Of course, my Mum, her brother and her sister were heartbroken.

I still have pictures of my Grandmother with her Alsatian, or German Shepherd dog, whom she had before I was born. She had a terrier when we, as kids, went to see her, called Putzi. She (the dog!) was mainly white, with tan-coloured ears and a few other markings. I feel the urge right now to search for the pictures I have of Putzi and my brother and myself from when we were kids! ๐Ÿ• When we returned from Germany to England after our Summer holidays, our cat, who was a large black and white tomcat called Sooty, looked like a tiny kitten in comparison to our Grandmother's terrier, and we just couldn't get over how small he looked! ๐Ÿ”Ž

I have never owned, or ridden, a motorbike, but I've known plenty who have. I met, and went to the parties of, a motorcycle club, the leader of whom was called Peter Welsh, or 'Buttons'. Throughout the time I knew him, I had no idea that he was the guy who went to America and 'officially' brought over the Hell's Angels movement to this country. I Googled him a few months back, and found out that he died some years back. I read his book, 'The Making of a President' in one night flat, it was so entertaining!

Motorcycle clubs have a reputation of being violent, but no bikers that I met were like that and they treated women very well and protectively. Of course, it goes quite without saying that I have been on the back of a bike many times, but the pedals would need adjusting if I rode one myself, but I'd be far too much of a chicken to actually ride one! ๐Ÿ” Also, I'd be frightened that a cat could run out in front of me. When I was 15, I saw a beautiful Siamese cat hit by a motorbike and he died in my arms. The biker didn't even bother to stop. ๐Ÿ˜

Yes, our World is made up of all kinds of people, and those who have faith and those who love animals are high on my priority list. If a person is brought up without faith, he or she can still be a good person. It is, I choose to believe, that Mankind instinctively knows the difference between right and wrong, as is the case with all intelligent life.

Well, we have another week upon us and I shall, no doubt, see it in with the watching of a good film. I think that I might watch 'The Omen', the 1976 version, starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and, newly added to Celebheights today, the late actress Billie Whitelaw. I think it's terrific that this Website keeps the memories of stars who have passed on, very much alive, as if they're still with us, and that we can write tributes to them and their loved ones on their pages.

Enjoy your week, Edwards!

All the very best to you, and well done to you and your friends for sticking up for that young schoolboy. ๐Ÿง’

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 6/Oct/19
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ‘Œ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
@ Bobby - As a matter of fact, my Dad did do French at school, and even earnt himself a certificate. I just phoned to ask him. He said, "It was very basic schoolboy French though!"

He's never been one to blow his own trumpet, though he has every right to! Personally, I prefer the more reserved attitude he has. I've met people who never shut up about themselves - and all too often, much of what they say isn't even true! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Sakz said on 6/Oct/19
@Rob I see. In that case it's all the more impressive you've been able to maintain the running of the site. I suppose running a major site like this will provide those sorts of challenges, and overcoming them is another challenge in itself which you've done well.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
@ Sakz - I think that, by walking, I was controlling a depressive side which I didn't really meet until I was older. I was scared to go out after a particularly bad attack in broad daylight on a train, which my mind completely blanked out to the degree that I couldn't even remember which year it was or phone numbers I'd known all my life. I had heard about that sort of thing, and seen movies about it, one being a Hitchcockian one - I think! - and starring Gregory Peck, as a man who couldn't remember a terrible event that happened in his childhood, in the snow, which involved the death of his brother. The young man would be disturbed by the colour white, and anything which resembled track marks, as it had been his sledge that pushed his brother to his death. Gregory's character falls in love with a woman, who helps him. When I find out the title of the film, I will let you know. Also, I'd like to buy a copy, which might not be terribly easy as it's a VERY old film! I bet Arch Stanton is familiar with it as he has an interest in older films, and when I first wrote on this Website, I thought he was much older than he actually is because of his extensive knowledge about these films and their stars.

I find that setting myself a time limit and walking about the house can often be uplifting to the mood. Okay, so you don't get any fresh air, but I do have gardens front and back for that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Eating the right food also contributes to the feel-good factor. Fresh fruit and vegetables, coupled with enough protein and fibre, is an excellent diet - plus a little of what you fancy, just to keep the morale up!

When I first felt house-bound, I used to have 'creative nights', in which I would draw and write poems. Now, my outlet is Celebheights, but I would definitely like to take up drawing again. I used to send the drawings to my boyfriend, and I'd decorate the envelopes with funny cartoons and captions. My bloke told me that the postman used to arrive laughing, and looked forward to my colourful letters! I would draw anything he asked me to, and once he requested an owl, which took me the best part of two days to complete. I did it in black and white, using a thin-nibbed biro. My Dad told me that I took after his eldest brother, George, who, when he was fighting in the War, used to write poems to lift his spirits. Tragedy struck, and Georgie was killed. He was one of five boys and three girls and they all looked up to him as their eldest, and bravest, brother.

I think the version of 'The Wicker Man' that you have seen is the one starring Nicolas Cage. I, too, have seen it, and I like the way tributes are worked into the script to honour the original production. A few minutes ago, I went upstairs to retrieve three films, and one of them, starring Cage, is '8mm', which also has Joaquin Phoenix as a co-star. The other two films I brought downstairs are 'The Omen', with Gregory Peck and Billie Whitelaw, and 'Quills', with Joaquin Phoenix, Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, who celebrated her Birthday yesterday, and the late Billie Whitelaw. I'm ever so pleased that Rob has given her a page!

It's a shame that you come from a family who doesn't make a big thing out of Birthdays. It is the one special day in the year which denotes the day that you found your way into the World, which is well worth celebrating, don't you agree? My Mum used to make all our Birthdays special, and now that she is no longer with us, I have taken over! She used to make us fantastic Christmases as well, but now that I'm grown up, I like to observe the build-up, and the good will that mankind shares with his fellow humans. It should be like that all year round; now that really would make for a Perfect World! Of all the Celebrities we have to choose from, I think that it is Ellen DeGeneres who adds a bit of Christmas magic to every day. You only have to watch her shows to see how big-hearted she is and she's about as generous as they come. She always finishes her shows with, "Be nice to each other!" Well, what a brilliant motto to have, and is it surprising that her fans love her so much? ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

I will shortly be having a nice, milky cup of tea and then I will reply to Edwards and see which other new Celebs might be up today.

Have yourself a great week, Sakz!

Take care, eat 'n' exercise to feel the very best Sakz you can be!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Oct/19
Hi Bobby!

How many children, siblings, did you grow up with, Bobby? Oftentimes enough, I have heard that the eldest misses out on the affection afforded to the younger ones. Obviously, it varies from family to family. I have three half-brothers, and although they were all loved and very much wanted, I couldn't help but notice that it was the middle child who seemed to miss out slightly. I went to stay with them when I was 20. I saw that their Mum was there for the youngest, who was just 4, my Dad for the eldest, 13, and whether, subconsciously, that's because he was the spitting image of him, as am I, could have been a contributory factor. I felt the little blond one, 11, was missing out somewhat, but he made up for it by being the first to be truly successful. He emigrated to America, Georgia to be precise, at a very young age, but the eldest has moved there too now. The two boys were so close as children. On Friday nights, my Dad and his wife would have a drink, and I would stick to cola. We'd have great fun in the kitchen, and every week, unfailingly, there would be a commotion coming from upstairs! It would be the two eldest, who would be playing around in the same room - very noisily. They'd have pillow fights and all sorts, and eventually they'd crash out, exhausted, in the same bed! I don't think they could stand to be parted when the eldest was still living in England. The 'little' one is married to a lovely lady, Tabitha, and they have just had their first child. They met at work and share the same Birthday. Both have TV-based careers, but Tabitha is looking after her baby at the moment - and my Dad, who has been through a lot, health-wise, in the past year.

My Dad had to learn Dutch for his career. It is similar to German, I believe, and my Mum taught him that, so I should imagine that it came quite easily to him. He was a very successful business man, and came third in the First Five Business Men of the Year nominations. I used to think he came fourth, but my Dad looked at me in a comical, pulling-my-leg way and said, "No - I came third!" He did!

The picture of him shaking hands with Margaret Thatcher is still on display in his living room to this day. He wore a white suit and looked very smart indeed. He drank a little too much at the 'do' and had to sleep in his car that night!

My Dad was still a kid when the War broke out and had to be evacuated. He was one of eight, the eldest of whom fought in the War and lost his life, which embittered all his siblings. It was for that reason that Dad joined the RAF and flew over to Germany, meeting my Mum.

I reckon it could have had a lot to do with the state of the country in the 30's and 40's that English children didn't have languages on their curricula, unless you went to a Grammar school. I knew a fellow four years my junior, and his Grammar school even taught Latin! No doubt you'll agree, that, even back in the very late 70s and early 80s, it will have been unusual.

My Mum learnt French, English, Spanish and Latin at her school. She won a scholarship to attend it; it was the top girls' school in Hamburg. She told me that back in those days, Doctors communicated in Latin, and when, at 16, she had appendicitis, she could understand everything they were talking about. Then, when she replied to them in Latin, they were most impressed, and taken aback, so the learning of Latin even then was considered a rarity. My Dad didn't learn any language skills at school. I'll check with him on that matter. Maybe he was too worried about the War to take it in.

I haven't yet planned what I'm going to watch on TV today. I'm thinking of seeing something with Billie Whitelaw in it; I'm ever so pleased that she has a page now! Whatever you do, Bobby, I hope you enjoy it immensely and that you are learning well now that you're back at University.

Have a great week!

All the Very Best,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Canson said on 5/Oct/19
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 4/Oct/19
@Rob
Who's gonna take over the site if something happens to you? Jenny or one of your family members?

@Christian: very good question!
edwards said on 5/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell
how are you sandy and how is your day going.hope all is going well.yes,i also love all kind of animals and i fully agree on that if you have dogs from puppyhood, a dog can live in perfect harmony with cats. actually,i really loved how you made some notes and went from house-to-house, askingpeople if they'd seen cat, coveringthree long roads.youโ€™ve had pretty bad experience with a dog as you were bitten when you were three.yes sandy i agree on what you said i also like their unconditional affection for their owners.i feel very sad for you for losing your cat.i too felt that i could never fall for a pet again, maybe i may have in future,who knows.as for now,i amnot thinking about having any pets.thanks for all those words sandy,i havent been more happier.i went church yesterday and i had you in my prayers.its sotagic that you lost 5 catsas for me,i love working for the community,there was a kid that me and my palโ€™s met the other day.the kid name was anthony and he was quite obese snd was treated bad at school.the kid criedsnd said that he never has friend because of his obesity.i along with 5 other dudes guided him to school on a motorcycle.i am against bullying.the kid was treated badly.yesterday ,i spoke to him that he is now being treated better.we confronted the bully.we have planned in opening a small group named โ€œbiker against bulliesโ€.i also went for buying a jeans and leather half jacket today.i also bought a patriotic bandanna .wishing you a very happy up-and-coming weekend
All the Best to you,sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Nik Ashton said on 5/Oct/19
๐Ÿฅ›-O-๐Ÿˆ!
Nik said on 4/Oct/19
๐ŸŽฉ
โšฝ๏ธ!
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 4/Oct/19
@Rob
Who's gonna take over the site if something happens to you? Jenny or one of your family members?
Editor Rob
Not Jenny, more likely a sibling who has made their own website in the past.

I have a pretty well documented file (continuously updated) of information on how to keep things going, but I doubt anybody who took it over would be an active editor - it would give them enough knowledge to maintain the site, and decide what to do. Selling it would be a likely outcome!

Celebheights is quite unique in a way because a lot of the photo content, the height knowledge and moderating is directly associated with myself.
Sakz said on 4/Oct/19
@Robย That's interesting. I remember the decline in 2018 due to the GDPR as I was an active poster. It's good to see it's remained fairly steady for the most part. Height is quite a big important topic for most in today's society so the number of visitors this site attracts isn't surprising.
Editor Rob
The only thing that didn't remain steady is Google ad rates - over the years that has become more challenging. I think there's enough ads on the site, I know a lot of companies have video ads they want to put on here, but I personally don't like them and am trying my best to make the site work without needing to resort to adding more intrusive ads.
Sakz said on 4/Oct/19
@Sandy Don't mention it you reply when you're good and ready. Walking is definitely underrated and it's something that tends to be overlooked by many people. It's one thing going to the gym to build muscle, but just for simple body conditioning and fitness walking does wonders as you said. I'm sorry to hear you had to go on antidepressants. I have a friend who's been put on them and he's suffered from depression since a young age. Mental health is another issue which is overlooked very easily and it's not always easy seeking help for it either. I'm not surprised you've felt that way since you've been less active as exercise is known for helping with mental health, so it's an unfortunate situation you're in. You're a very positive person with a great personality so it's really good you maintain that outlook regardless.

As for my birthday, it's just come and gone for me really. I've never really celebrated birthdays and it's even more apparent now. I used to get the odd present and a birthday card but that doesn't really happen now as I'm older. For me it's never really been that celebratory but perhaps that may change later in life. Thank you for acknowledging it though.

I'm glad you enjoyed The Wicker Man and watched another version. If I was still heavily invested in films it'd be one I'd definitely watch. Haha yes I watched some game shows last year on Challenge and The Chase as well as Who Wants To Be A Millionare were among them. It was sad to hear about Christoper Lee's passing as he was someone who gave so much, but he lived a long successful life.

I hope you're holding up well. Even though I'm still young, I don't doubt time will fly quicker when I'm older because looking back at my childhood at the moment it feels like another life. Enjoy your weekend and it's always nice chatting with you aswell. Take care.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Oct/19
@ Nik - As you know, I have ordered us each a Chococat key ring - and they are brown rather than black. I'm excited to tell you that they were sent off today, 2nd class, so we should receive them on Monday or Tuesday.

I brought downstairs my white Hello Kitties to sit with my new Chococats. They look much the same in stature, and I asked Google if Chococats are Tom Cats - and they are! That could account for the fact that they are a little bigger than the female Kitties, which could be deemed to be white Chococats, or Milky Bar ones. A long time ago, there existed a pink chocolate bar, which was a Pink Panther Candy Bar. At first I found them a little too sweet, but I grew quite fond of them, probably because looking at pink chocolate was such a novelty! I'd say that they were on sale in the 1970s; I was still at school, and remember them costing 2-and-a-half pence a pop! The pink Kitty I have ordered can be my Pink Panther Chococat. As an afterthought, and because it was so affordable, I ordered myself a red one too. I have never come across any red chocolate, but orange, yes, so I can assume that they could be made if someone had the idea!

I much prefer the name 'Chococat' to 'Hello Kitty', which I find a little on the mundane and boring side. These cats are of Japanese origin, and they must have made the creators into multi-millionaires! I have a warm Winter coat with Hello Kitties all over it, and a few years back, a lady went up to me in Sainsbury's and said, "I had no idea that they made Hello Kitty clothes for adults!"

I replied, "Neither did I! This coat is aged 11-12!"

She said, "Aren't you lucky to fit into children's clothes?" to which I came out with, "Well I'm not very tall and I keep my weight down! At my height, you can't 'afford' to eat very much, or you balloon!" Then she said, "Well you are very dainty!"

That's something that I had to conquer after that hip replacement - getting my weight down again. It didn't exactly thunder on, but it crept up due to inactivity. Your Mum will be able to relate to that, being 2"+ smaller than me. The 5ft3 Cheryl Cole emphasized how much harder it is for the shorter woman to keep her weight down, and I thought, "Well said, Cheryl! You tell 'em!"

Cheryl is a dog lover, but I can see her as the type of girl who feels warmth towards any living creature. Her initials were originally C.A.T. - Cheryl Ann Tweedy! How cuddly and apt for someone as nice as she is! ๐Ÿˆ

Have a lovely weekend Nik - and your Mum too!

All the Very Best to you both,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜ XXX ๐Ÿ’
edwards said on 4/Oct/19
@ miss sandy cowell
how are you sandy?hope all is going well.
yes,i also love all kind of animals and i fully agree on that if you have dogs from puppyhood, a dog can live in perfect harmony with cats. actually,i really loved how you made some notes and went from house-to-house, asking people if they'd seen cat, covering three long roads.

youโ€™ve had pretty bad experience with a dog as you were bitten when you were three.yes sandy i agree on what you said i also like their unconditional affection for their owners.i feel very sad for you for losing your cat.i too felt that i could never fall for a pet again, maybe i may have in future,who knows.as for now,i am not thinking about having any pets.thanks for all those words sandy,i havent been more happier.i went church yesterday and i had you in my prayers.its so tagic that you lost 5 cats

as for me,i love working for the community,there was a kid that me and my palโ€™s met the other day.the kid name was anthony and he was quite obese snd was treated bad at school.the kid cried snd said that he never has friend because of his obesity.i along with 5 other dudes guided him to school on a motorcycle.i am against bullying.the kid was treated badly.yesterday ,i spoke to him that he is now being treated better.we confronted the bully.we have planned in opening a small group named โ€œbiker against bulliesโ€.i also went for buying a jeans and leather half jacket today.i also bought a patriotic bandanna .


wishing you a very happy up-and-coming weekend

All the Best to you,

Edwards XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
edwards said on 4/Oct/19
@canson and christian
rob has done a great job running this site and havent got a credit he deserves.fully agreed
edwards said on 4/Oct/19
@rob
how long do you planned to run this site,this site has become such a legendary site since you're running it since 2004,handsdown this site is by far one of the best site in the internet today,i changed my mind and now i'm planning to stay in this site next ten years and become a celebs height og,how long have you decided to run this site?i am intrested to know.
Editor Rob

I want to keep going as long as I can ๐Ÿ˜ต Until Iโ€™m down to 5ft 7 ๐Ÿ˜† Being at the helm of a site though, is more challenging than many would imagine, especially if you also act as a daily moderator.
Canson said on 3/Oct/19
@Edwards and Christian: I too agree
Nik said on 3/Oct/19
@ Sandy Cowell -Oh, I do like Chococats, I think โ€œChococatโ€ is a fantastic name for a cat or a type of cat and it is funny too! I find everything to do with Chococats interesting and funny!

The Chococats are like standard cats in the way that they are just as detailed in every way, this makes them really amazing! They are really furry and cuddly too and I must say that I love the pictures of your black Chococats! They are such fine caricatures and they differ from standard cats in the funniest of ways, they differ because they have such huge heads, small bodies, and because they are mouthless! This makes Chococats perfect caricatures for me and the most hilarious ones too, I mean mouths are essential to miaow, purr, and to eat and drink! Also standard cats have bodies that are much bigger than their heads so it is amusing that things are the other way round for Chococats! Head size can be such a funny thing, we had fun about this on the page of Lars Mikkelsen! ๐Ÿ‘–! Chococats are a unique type of cat though and they will still be able to live comfortably so never the mind!

Itโ€™s amazing that you can purchase black Chococats and Chococat key rings too, it would be nice for the Chococats and the souvenirs to come in different colours, wouldnโ€™t it be grand to have a catalogue to look through to find a wide variety of Chococat related items!

I know that Chococat would have ended up being Pixieโ€™s middle name if you had heard of it on the day in November 1997 when you took him to the vets, what could be more fun than naming one of your cats Chococat? What about Chococat as a first name for a cat? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น!

๐Ÿ˜บ โ€œMy name is Ulysses Chococat Cowell!โ€!

๐Ÿ˜บ โ€œMy name is Chococat Cowell!โ€! ๐Ÿ”œ ๐Ÿ˜ฟ โ€œI donโ€™t have a middle name.โ€. ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œThat would be greedy!โ€! To be continued!*

Itโ€™s great that you have got a cuddly Chococat and a miniature sproglette kitten Chococat, you will be able to cuddle them lots like you did with the Hello Kitty cuddly toy that your boyfriend Jim bought you the other Christmas! Itโ€™s fascinating that all your Hello Kitties have Chococat friends now and itโ€™s fascinating that the Hello Kitties will be matched by one of your Chococats in terms of size! It is fabulously funny that members of the two funny cat families (Hello Kitty and Chococat!) will be able to hang out together and in your house too now, they compliment each other like bacon and eggs!

It will have been great to find out that you have got a black Chococat but it would have been smashing too if he/she happened to be pure brown! Impersonified is a fantastic word and itโ€™s great that cats can be exactly the same colour as different types of chocolate!

I sure would want to see a โ€œHello Kittyโ€ kids TV programme, I hope there is one and a โ€œChococatโ€ TV programme too!

Itโ€™s so fun that our interest in Chococats has developed so much and that we have sent each other Chococat emojis via celebheights and via text, like diss:

๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!

And diss:

๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ!

Itโ€™s amusing what you said about the boy who said that you were a big child, thereโ€™s nowt wrong or childish about playing with toys! Also a good proportion of adults are shorter than a considerable amount of children, it is so common now to find this! There are huge numbers of adults and children of both genders who are taller than a big majority of adults out there, and vice versa.

*๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œYou arenโ€™t a Chococat, thatโ€™s for sure!โ€! ๐Ÿ—ฃ โ€œThat would be greedy!โ€!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Oct/19
@ Edwards - No matter how many animals - cats - I lose, I can never get used to it or more accepting of it. I love all animals, but my brother is nervous of dogs and wouldn't want me to get one, even though, if you have him from puppyhood, a dog can live in perfect harmony with cats.

Up to and including the age of three, I liked dogs the best, and particularly boxer dogs and poodles, or any dogs with big, soppy ears! I thought they looked like they were wearing 'ponytails', which I wanted for myself, but my Mum and my Stepmum kept getting my hair cut! When my cat, Cordercy the First went missing, I made some notes and went from house-to-house, asking people if they'd seen my cat, covering three long roads, - about 400+ houses. It's amazing how many people told me about the dreadful pain of losing their animal. Some even invited me in for tea and a chat, often ending up crying (5 people, 4 being men describing their beloved dogs, not unlike your experience). They said that they would find having another animal, and losing him or her, is something they could never go through again.

My boyfriend had a huge, 15-stone harlequin great Dane called Drum, called so because his tail would make a thumping noise on the floor! Usually they only live to 10 because their hearts have have a hard job pumping the blood round such large bodies, but my boyfriend's dog lived to 15 or 16. When he became ill, my boyfriend, who was 15-stone of muscle, would have to carry him up 4 flights of stairs, which he did, and lovingly. In the end, Drum had to be put down, and my boyfriend wouldn't let the vet give him the injection. He bravely did it himself, talking to and comforting his friend along the way. I couldn't do that myself, but I am a female, and my boyfriend was in the Army, making him particularly brave.

My dog craze came to an abrupt end one outing to the coast of Brighton, when I was chasing every dog I saw. I was bitten twice - I was three! - and then I went over to cats, but I have been getting keener and fonder of dogs over the years, and want one! I like their unconditional affection for their owners, not that cats aren't the same. They are - and the cupboard-love rumours are piffle!

My own Father felt so upset after losing a cat that he had with my Mum before I was born that he felt he could never fall for a cat again, but he had them because his wife and boys, my half-brothers, loved them.

Maybe one day, you'll feel that you can have another animal, but the length of grief experienced after such a loss varies from person to person. You are clearly still grieving, and I understand that. The cats I've lost I think about every day. Because they are completely dependent on their owners, one can't help but feel a certain responsibility when they die, but in your case, the cancer had zilch to do with you.

I have just recently got up after a long afternoon nap. I haven't decided what I'll watch this evening, but I might watch a quiz and then choose a film. I will say a prayer for you and Cooper and hope your pain becomes easier to accept over time. I do know how you feel, having lost 5 cats to traffic accidents in 20 years and others to illness. I loathe it when they go into the front garden.

Wishing you a very happy up-and-coming weekend, Edwards.

All the Best to you,

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 3/Oct/19
@Rob
Surprised that the biggest increase in visitors was from 2004-2007. I'd have guessed more like in the early 2010's.
Editor Rob
well it's starting from 0 in 2004 ;)

in 2005 there was maybe 1/3rd the amount of views as say 2008, 2006 about half.

But adding tons of pages does not guarantee growth. In fact too much content too quickly can end up being counter-productive. Half the battle with this site is trying to maintain visits.
Bobby 1.78m said on 3/Oct/19
@Sandy Cowell

My memories from that time are hazy at best. It's hard to form any impressionistic pictures of what I did at age 2 and 3. My first real memories begin at like age 8 but it feels like a lifetime ago. It's hard to even believe I'm the same person as my 8 year old self. I remember thinking about my own mortality at maybe age 8 one day and wondering how I came into being, it feels like an out of body experience, you know for sure you were conscious and alive before but suddenly you come into your own body and have this clarity of thinking that wasn't there before. It's difficult to describe. I remember I was lying down on the couch when I was struck with that thought.

I was probably given less attention since I was the eldest sibling. I remember crying my eyes out about it at age 10-11. It seems stupid thinking back on it. I likely had a healthy display of emotions as a kid but I was also really quiet. Not much has changed except having a tighter grip on my emotions now.

Yes, I was on the page. Rob had to take it down because the arguments were getting out of hand with users like Arthur and Andrea giving people a hard time over their claims. Namely myself, Greg and Connor. I wish I had grown to 6'0 however, it almost feels like a betrayal of my genetics. I definitely had male family members who were over 6'0. I was well fed and healthy too.

Given I picked up both Greek and English, I am officially bilingual at least. I can say that much about myself. I've always been embarrassed about speaking Greek in elementary for those days where we had to talk about what language we could speak other than English. I consider it a moral and intellectual crime for someone not to know another language outside of English. It makes a person less tolerant and respectful of other cultures in my opinion. I am certain you know more German than I do and probably wouldn't be helpless in Germany. I certainly would be. I was exempt from French since I was in special education, so I never learned it. Besides which, the French that Canadians speak isn't official French, it's more like a slang version of it.

Well, English comes in several parts. The phonetics come from Latin, the alphabet comes from Elder Futhark or Proto-Norse, although a lot of the grammatical considerations came from German I think. Even still, English is notorious for its loan words.

That reminds me of watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune with my grandmother.

It's been a pleasure chatting with you Sandy :)

Talk next time.
Sakz said on 3/Oct/19
@Nik Thank you.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Oct/19
@ Bobby - Oh, I see! So you visited Greece at the age of two - still in your formative years, but too young to be able to have clear memories. I have memories of being in hospital at 18-months-old having a growth on my left side removed, and screaming my head off when my Mum left, and also when I caught conjunctivitis and thinking I was blind! I consider that my vivid memories started at 3 - because I knew and thought about how young I was and wondered how I suddenly came into being. It would seem that it was stressful events as a small child that have stayed with me, including bursting out at the breakfast table with "Do you remember jumping about in Mummy's bed with Daddy and his girlfriend?" My Dad had no idea that a 2-year-old would have any recollection of it, but he was wrong. My brother went ashen because he'd been sworn to secrecy. After that is when the mollycoddling of my brother started. He was 4, and my Mum was always far more lenient with him, probably because of that.

Did you used to be on the Visitors' Heights Page, Bobby? If my memory is correct, you were, and I have a picture of you in my head as a tall, fair-haired young man. It's funny the way our brains can't help but to visualise somebody. Well, that's how I see you! 5ft10 is tall to me because I am only 5ft1.

It's fantastic that you can speak Greek, but not surprising, because, as you will know, when we are under 5, we find it far easier to pick up languages. I wish my Mum had started us off at a really young age to teach us German, but she didn't offer until I was 7 and my brother 9. We were embarrassed in front of each other, and just wanted to play about! However, we went to Germany 5 times when I was 7-10. She taught my Dad German, and before I had the internet, I would phone my Dad if I wanted to know what something was. I find German spelling easy, and maybe that's because it's in my blood. I found French at school easy as well. Then when I was 29, I found out via my Mum that I have 8 different nationalities in me. She came out with it in a hospital canteen. One of them is French. I used to think I only had 3: English, German and Austrian.

My Mum told me about English having a reputation of being hard to learn, but certain parts are not. Very few words have gender differences - everything is neutral, and the kids in my Mum's class, all girls, thought it was funny. In German, every noun begins with a capital letter, and not just proper nouns, as it is in English.

On the 29th of September, the Italian artist Caravaggio would was born 448 years ago, and he was a keen devotee of Da Vinci. The man was only 38 when he died in 1610, which is tragically young. I thought of you when I saw that it was the anniversary of his birth! I have a Birthday app, which includes famous historical people as well as the stars of today. It's called 'Famous Birthdays', in case you are interested.

Fairly soon, we have the daily quiz 'Countdown' on TV, and it's enjoyable to watch, as is 'The Chase'.

Always a pleasure chatting with you, Bobby!

Have a good weekend,

Sandy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ XXX
Sakz said on 3/Oct/19
@Rob I can imagine. It must be interesting for other people to listen to aswell considering it's quite a unique concept for a living. Have you generally seen an increase in visitors throughout the years or has it remained fairly steady?

@Christian 6'5 3/8" Yeah absolutely. I feel the same aswell.
Editor Rob
The visitors grew from 2004 to 2007 and I only started using google analytics from 2008 till today.

It has been reasonably steady for a decade with ups and downs along the way.

Here is a Graph showing traffic. I would say the lowest point was about 2014-2015 range.
May 2018 has a sudden drop due to GDPR regulations and not using analytics for a lot of european visitors.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Oct/19
@ Sakz - Hi! I'm sorry about the delay in replying. Personally, I think that walking is the best exercise of all. In experiments, of all the exercises put to the test, walking has been proven to have the greatest success rate of all, both for shedding the pounds and for all-round fitness. Then there's the fact that it has feel-good properties. When I ceased being so mobile, I needed anti-depressants from my doctor and stress tablets. All this was previously unnecessary, before when I led an active lifestyle. I ALWAYS felt on a natural high and was in great, albeit very skinny, shape. But I had energy and was very happy.

It is still your Birthday week, and I hope you're enjoying yourself. You can keep your Birthday cards up for a week, and then you should take them down, or, according to my Mum, it's unlucky! She had so many superstitions....

Yesterday, I watched two versions of 'The Wicker Man'. One has quite a few shocking additions. I didn't persevere with 'The Mothman Prophecies' the other night, but I have a copy anyway. Sometimes, you have to be in the right mood for certain films. Instead I turned over to the Challenge channel and watched 'The Chase' and 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' I'm always in the mood for those!

The movie 'The Wicker Man' has some amusing parts, but the ending is awful and doesn't get any easier however many times you watch it. I still have a Christopher Lee interview to watch - dating back to 1979, when he'll have been 56/57. I have so much admiration for that man and was upset and shocked to the core on the day he passed on, which was the 7th June, 2015, at just turned 93.

The weekend is nearly upon us yet again. Time flies so quickly, and the older you get, the faster it flies, but I can honestly say that when I came out of hospital after my hip replacement surgery, it stood still like never before!

Enjoy your weekend, Sakz!

Always great to chat with you!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
edwards said on 2/Oct/19
@christian

i too feel that Rob sometimes doesn't receive enough credit for his work.

@sakz

agreed dude
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19
@ Rob - Thanks!
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 2/Oct/19
@Sandy Cowell

I never had pocket money growing up, but my parents never skimped out on getting me something that I wanted. My dad is admittedly the one who got me into video games since I remember getting a PlayStation 2 for my 8th birthday and a Nintendo 64 before that for my 6th birthday if I recall. In fact, the first video game I ever played, not including the Super Nintendo I played on at the babysitter, was Super Mario 64 and also The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I also got a PlayStation 3 for Christmas back in 2009. Of course, this was back when my dad was making good money still and before the economy went to pieces. It's details like this that make me worry if I will ever be financially secure in my life since it's getting progressively harder for people to earn a living.

Interestingly that you mention that Dante Alighieri actually wrote his play, Dante's Inferno, as a series of fan fiction on Virgil, a Roman poet and philosopher, I believe. I haven't read the book, but it's on my list.

Thank you, Sandy. Talk soon :)

And cheers to innocence!
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 2/Oct/19
@Sandy Cowell

Well, no. I was born and lived in Canada, but I spent some time in Greece when I was 3 years old. Actually, if I recall, I was sent there at age 2 and spent a year living there. So, I was at least living in Toronto for the first two years of my life. Thanks. I think because I learned it at such a young age that I was able to fluently speak it eventually as opposed to someone trying to pick up a new language when they're like 30 years old. It's a lot more challenging. Yes, I can still speak in Greek as well as read and write and can understand up to 80% of what I hear. Unfortunately, my fluency has dimmed from speaking English for so many years, but since I began speaking it so young it's easier for me to pick it back up if I have to communicate in Greek for whatever reason. I was, after all, very fluent at one point in my life. You're also correct in your assumptions, I often find that those who speak English as a second language and are serious about improvement, will actually speak it better than someone who grew up speaking it natively as their primary language. Still, as simplistic as it may seem to someone who is fluent, English is one of the most complicated and complex languages to learn. We have the most grammar rules out of any other language which is why it's so difficult for foreigners to learn English.

I agree and suffice it to say, it's best to learn anything when you are still young. It's much more difficult once you turn, say 40 years old, if you want to learn a new language or learn how to play a musical instrument. Not to say that 40 is old by any means, but provided you are still under 30 years old, it's easiest to learn because your brain is still very young and adapts to changes. This is why younger generations are able to tolerate new ways of thinking and living compared to older generations. I am certain there were technologies and ideologies in your youth that your parents had trouble assimilating too that you found was not so complicated to learn about. Yes, I can still recall Greek very well and I am able to carry a fluent discussion in the Greek language using basic vocabulary. Honestly, if I could speak Greek as well as I speak English now, I'd be a scholar. My vocabulary is perhaps above average compared to my peers. I did develop an interest in Greek and Roman mythology when I was much younger and that can be attributed to my Greek heritage. Latin was the mandatory disciplinary language to learn at university as early as the 1800s, of course back then, there wasn't such a thing as a disciplined focus or major. People just learned whatever was mandatory for the curriculum and may have deviated based on academic interest. Latin of course, is a dead language now and is no longer taught as a modern-day language. It's become a scholarly language. Even when it was taught at universities, it was taught mostly for its academic significance and not for daily speech, it would be the same as learning Ancient Greek, a very sophisticated and complicated language. Your mom was a very educated woman, it's rare to know more than two languages. Of course, I myself possess some limited understanding of Italian and some phrases in German. I've been meaning to teach myself German more extensively as of late but I abandoned the lessons because I lost interest, at the time. If you ever find yourself in the moment of wanting to learn a new language then Duolingo is a free service that you can use. You can even learn the fictitious language of Klingon, a language spoken in Star Trek.

Thank you for that encouragement. I just do not wish to dismiss anything that you've said and attempt to acknowledge at least a few things. Most of my learning has ironically happened outside of the classroom but I learned a fair bit in Political Science. If it were a viable career path, I'd have majored in this discipline with a minor in Sociology.

That's rough. Accusation without evidence is hallowed and faulty. I am sure that these "witnesses" were a mere conspiracy at your expense and likely correlated with the prejudice you spoke to me at length about previously. People will do anything in the name of prejudice if it means shaming those they hate. I can't deny that my cynicism has diminished at all, but I do give people the benefit of the doubt and my philosophy, with people, has always been to trust but verify. I was sadly much too frightened to ride a bicycle without training wheels and I freely admit to not knowing how to tie my shoes until age 24. Simple things that people have taken for granted have always been a subject of complication for me. It may have been my tendency to shun the outside world in favour of a virtual one back when the Nintendo 64 was still contemporary and of course those lovely Saturday mornings spent marathoning Scooby-Doo reruns. I've been uncharacteristically nostalgic for the past year now as though I have lived more than half a century and yet have only just recently turned a 1/4 century old or 25. It's still difficult dealing with injuries as a child. I remember being very susceptible to fevers and the common cold when I was a kid and quite ravenous in appetite, although the latter part is still true today. It probably contributed to my above-average stature. I also don't think that wanting enrichment of life makes a person greedy, it just makes them human and everyone deserves to have fun no matter how old they are.

Continued:
edwards said on 2/Oct/19
@miss sandy cowell

how are you feeling now sandy?hope everything is fine.yes you said exactly what i was going to say,losing a pet is like losing a family member.yes sandy happiness is found in small things.yes sandy,you should comfort yourself.iโ€™m happy to listen that.as for cooper,i have been taking rough with smooth.still,i wanna have dogs or cat or lets say any animals but i simply cant love any other animals like i loved cooper.he was the one.he was just one month when i brought him,he dosent used to sleep all the day.he was dark golden in color and he only used to fall asleep in my lap.even when he was seven,he still used to sleep in my lap.he was too big to sleep in my lap but still he have thought himself as lap dog.i used to feed him milk with a human baby bottle and he loved it.it has just become nine month that he passed away.

he was in too much pain, god took away his pain and his suffering and called him home to be with him. he fought the toughest and longest battle with cancer, and never did I think Iโ€™d be here writing this today, none of us did. The cancer started in his leg a few years ago and after even being admitted to hospital ,itjust kept coming back.I went to every appointment with him from the first time he tried it on, to the last one before he passed away.I knew everything he had been through was all worth it.he was unable to walk.e. I held his lifeless body for 5 hours.diagnosed for a miracle, no one in their right mind thought you were going to lose this battle. But I donโ€™t think he lost battle with cancer, he fought for so god damn long, he fought so hard until his last breath, he never once gave up. he didnโ€™t lose, he is finally resting with no more suffering.he pain, the hurt and the emptiness Iโ€™m feeling right now is indescribable.he was good pal.I only wish he had lived longer.

iโ€™m not sure exactly which day he was born but i know 2-3 days.thanks for all those words sandy,iโ€™m very grateful.his memory will mever fade.iโ€™m very sad to hear that you have lost one of the greatest prized possession.


all the best sandy
its Edwards xxx
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Oct/19
@Edwards
Ok, I see. I don't think that feeding a dog Oreo diluted in milk 5-6 times isn't really gonna harm it. But to answer your question, no, I don't own any pets at the moment. I used to own fish in a tank, as well as insects, but that's about it. I'm generally not a big pet person.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Oct/19
@Sakz
Agreed. It takes a ton of patience and dedication to continue any website for 15+ years, but especially a site like this. I feel like Rob sometimes doesn't receive enough credit for his work.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19
@ Bobby - You could never do a 'bad job' if you tried! I never knew that you grew up for the first three years of your life in Greece, and that when you went to Canada, you had to tackle the task of learning an entirely new language. Let me tell you, you've done an excellent job! Can you still speak in Greek? Things like that are fascinating to me. We have multilingual people writing on this website, and their English excels in a way that puts many an English person to shame!

They say that it's ideal to teach a second language to an under five, and that makes sense for so many reasons. Why is it that I can remember to this day the order of names in the class register when I was four-and-a-half and never beyond? There's definitely something in it! It would be my guess that you can still recall the Greek language from your babyhood. Does your Greek background contribute to your interest in Greek mythology? My Mum had a good knowledge of Greek mythology and she aroused my interest. When she left Germany, she spoke English, Spanish, French and Latin, as well, of course, her mother tongue. I can't see the point of the fact that so few schools nowadays have decided not to teach Latin, because so many English and other European languages are Latin-based.

Never feel, Bobby, that you have to continue from whatever I've been talking about. You, at your young age, have already taught me so much, and have triggered an interest for me in new subjects which I might never have got round to studying. I was thinking only the other day that I want to refresh my memory as to the Da Vinci Code and, of course, I will kick start my revision with Tony Robinson's DVD.

You mention about being accused at a very young age of committing a 'crime' at a very young age. Well, the same thing happened to me when I was five or six. A girl in the year above me accused me of pushing her down a flight of stairs, and she was crying and screaming and pointed to me as the culprit. I was never a violent child and had no idea what she was on about, but there were so many 'witnesses' that I didn't know what to do but apologize for something I hadn't done, so I can empathize with what you suffered. A few years later, when I was riding my bicycle, I fell over the handlebars and had injuries to my head, my arms, my hip and my knees. This was seen by the girl and her friends, who merely laughed. I remember hearing my screams and thinking that I sounded like a five-year-old, but still, I couldn't stop. I left my bike where it was, and clambered my way home. My Mum said, "What were you doing going in that direction anyway?" I confessed to having saved up 8 halfpenny pieces for some Rolos and was told, "Serves you right for being so greedy!"

I had a scar on my hip for eight years.

Our upbringings really do have an effect on the sort of people we become. I remember my brother getting into trouble for buying a matchbox car. What is the point of giving a child pocket money if he or she doesn't learn how to budget for desirable things? Our pocket money was expected to be spent on Birthday or Christmas presents, or else.

You know, Bobby, that you can talk to me about anything. I thought of you on the 29th September when I read that Caravaggio was born 448 years ago. He based his work on that of Da Vinci. I haven't seen any of his paintings yet, but it will be easy enough to bring them up on Google.

My brother right now is eager to make me a cup of tea, which means he wants to talk. I'll tell him, "....but make sure it's history!" He's good at that!

Enjoy the rest of your week, and your video games. I shall enjoy my toys!

Here's to innocence!

All the very best to you!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
edwards said on 2/Oct/19
@christian
dude,my bad i was feeding him oreo cookies with milk.i mixed milk with it and feed him.he loved it and later i realized that shouldnโ€™t have feed him.actually,i feed him that only 5-6th time and i stopped giving him oreo after everybody said i should not give him oreo.dude,i agree with with you.i shouldnโ€™t have gave him that cookie but later i stopped.but he loved that.i used to have a lot of pedigree in house but he dosent loved it.waste of all pedigreeโ€™s lol.he used to love steaks and barbecue like me.we should to sit together in fire and have it.dude,do you have any pets?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19
@ Edwards - To read that Cooper liked Oreo biscuits really cheered me up! I have recently bought one of my dolls an Oreo skirt, and, coupled with the Oreo top that I acquired last year, it will make a lovely outfit for one of my (chocolate-haired!) dolls.

I feel I am very lucky to enjoy the 'little' things in life. Mind you, I am referring to toys. Animals are lives in their own right, and to witness one going downhill is a dreadful experience.

When my Manelia the First was run over, I tried to comfort myself with the music of Elgar. It upset me so much that I haven't played any Elgar since. It brings back memories of lying in the bath and crying my eyes out, as does the music of Dire Straits. 'I see your face on every street', being one quotation.

When keeping animals, we have to take the rough with the smooth. Losing an animal is akin to losing a family member, and anyone who tells me otherwise doesn't know the meaning of love. My brother and I always remember the birthdays of our cats, past and present, and on the days of the cats who are still with us, the cats always get a plentiful supply of catnip and nice food, ie chicken.

I'm sure you remember all Cooper's anniversaries, and I will join you in wishing him a very Happy Birthday should you mention it in Sookie's Den. It's a way of still keeping his memory alive.

My Big Black Pixie would have turned 265 months on Sunday. He died between the dates of the day in which my Mum died and the date of her funeral, in 2008. My boyfriend buried him in the garden. When I came home with my Pixie from the vet's, he asked me when he was actually put down, adding that the other cats were all miaowing at that precise time.

One can never get used to an animal dying. Be it a cat or a dog, you are loved unconditionally.

All the very best to you Edwards!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19
@ Bobby - I woke up this morning with as smashed in face. I had some scary news yesterday which I found difficult to process. Consequently, I had a bottle of wine which didn't agree with me, fell over and landed on my face! I'll be back very soon! I am listening to Genesis, 'And Then There Were Three' which I highly recommend.

XXX Sandy XXX
Editor Rob
That sounds awful ๐Ÿ˜ฒ, I wish you a speedy recovery
Canson said on 1/Oct/19
@Edwards: itโ€™s always good to interact with you, as well!!
Sakz said on 1/Oct/19
@Rob It is very impressive and deserved a mention. 15 years is a very long time to run a website and takes an incredible work ethic so well done. I was surprised nobody else acknowledged it so thought I'd be the first.
Editor Rob
It's interesting when people ask what I do for a living...because the notion of a site about celebrity height being sustainable does seem foreign to many people, but once I explain how it works and how much traffic you need, most get it. I also have ploughed a lot of earnings back into the site over the years to keep trying to add photo content, which of course the visitors are a part of - without people visiting, I wouldn't be meeting any actors ๐Ÿ˜Š
Sakz said on 1/Oct/19
@Sandy It's always good to walk whenever you can as much as you can (preferably at a young age so it becomes a habit). The problem nowadays is people are too reliant on their cars so walking seems to be neglected, which is of course bad because it means the body isn't getting any exercise. I'm glad I don't own a car although I could do with walking more myself. I did used to walk to school at primary level aswell, though it got neglected when I started secondary because my school was further away (not far to the point where I couldn't walk though).

As far as sports go, I was quite a good runner myself but didn't really showcase it on sports days. I remember the cross country runs we had to do aswell but didn't like them especially when they had to be done in the heat. It's good you were in your schools hockey team I quite liked the sport myself. I had an interest in playing cricket but it didn't happen frequently due to the popularity of football. It's a shame you didn't make it into the netball team. I know it's a popular sport particularly among women as it certainly was in my school aswell.

Furthermore, I saw a brief summary of The Wicker Man. It definitely seems like something I would enjoy. I mainly grew up watching horror along with some action and adventure. I had a read on the Mothman Propechies aswell which definitely seems very engaging and I've actually never browsed that specific channel which might be surprising for you. I don't spend a great deal of time on film channels unless I'm just flicking through them.

Thank you for wishing me a Happy Birthday I appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your week and always a pleasure chatting with you. Take care!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Oct/19
@Edwards
Why did you feed your dog chocolate? Isn't chocolate toxic for dogs?
Nik Ashton said on 30/Sep/19
๐ŸŽฉ
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Nik said on 30/Sep/19
๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ!
Nik Ashton said on 30/Sep/19
@ Sakz - Have a great Birthday and year ahead,

Nik
edwards said on 30/Sep/19
@ miss sandy cowell
thank you very much sandy.thank you for every.ho loved wearing sunglasses and eating oreo.he was my little pal.he fought battle with cancer for a hair and a half.unluckily he lost it.
again you have pain in your legs sandy,i wish for your fast recovery.you have to be carefull sandy,really carefull as you are recovering from hip replacement and have again developed leg pain.be very carefull next time.youโ€™ll learn swimming after sometime.
iโ€™m happy that you are happy now and have developed intrest on certain things.as i have already said before,you should keep yourself busy in certain things that help you to forget the past and you are progressing.
hip replacement may have help you in getting the lost inch.i wish i could grow an inch but i know cant ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.i always wanted to become tall like 6โ€™1-6โ€™3 but ended up being 183 cm which is 6 foot.
i have learned something after my boy pal cooper passed away,i learned that ,we shouldnt taker take life for granted. Love friends ,pets family and everything and love them as hard as we can,love them unconditionally because we have absolutely no idea when their last day will be.

take care sandy
enjoy your film

edwards xxx ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Nik Ashton said on 30/Sep/19
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Sep/19
๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday Sakz! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ

It might be a day late but I wish you a Happy Birthday Week and a great year ahead.

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‰
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Sep/19
@ Nik - You seem to like Chococat very much, don't you? How about this then: I found on eBay a RED Hello Kitty, which is totally affordable, and a plush pink one, which isn't!

I then thought how amusing it would be to find a pale brown Chococat. This would be how to 'spell' it:

๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿซ-O-๐Ÿˆ, which would equate to -

โญ Milk Chococat โญ

Cheers Nik and your Mum too!

Sandy XXX ๐Ÿ˜ XXX ๐Ÿ’

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