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how things have changed.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930s 1940s, 50s, 60s and early 70s !

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds KFC, Subway or Nandos.

Even though all the shops closed at 5.30pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!

We shared one soft drink wit…
giving writing a rest for a year or ten. Gonna put it all onto CD and delete it from the comp. Better that way.

editing

Edit once, edit twice, then edit again. Keep reading it. Print it off and read it some more. Come back to it a week later, then ask several others to read it.

Common sense yes? Well, maybe... Mum read HC, I read it, my BF read it, 2 CP's read it - several others still have it and how many picked up on the error in this sentence?

“Did your mother never tell you not to eat with your mouth full?”

one!

what error? Just read it very very carefully.... Yep, that error. See I know what I mean and most people know what I mean so read it as if it said it lol.

and its raining, so mum isn't getting her car back anytime soon. I don't want to have to start walking to and from work in the rain. Its meant to be a really hot summer? We had 4 days and now tis back to the rain again. Still, its made the grass nice and green once more so its not all bad.

personally i'm blaming hubby cos he's finally put the washing line up in the garden. :)

his new jobs going well. he comes in for lunch :)…

its finished

Yay. HC is finished. 11 writing days and 22.500 words. It's gone to my CP but it really needs another pair of eyes.

now back to sword and shield which also needs a new name as well as a rewrite.