Senior Salon – Reminiscing (Again)

This popped up in my Timehop feed today, from 24th Feb 2016. It was originally written for the Senior Salon, which was started by Bernadette – you can find her blog Haddon Musings here. As you will know if you read my previous post, Bernadette has decided to bring the Senior Salon to a conclusion, and it somehow seemed fitting to round off my involvement with it by sharing this post again.

Regular readers will have noticed that I make a good deal of use of my ‘back catalogue’ – I’ve been doing this for more than five years now, and many won’t have seen these pieces before. This one is something of a first, though: here, I’m reblogging a post which itself contained a previous one, from 2013. If you haven’t seen either of them before the earlier one explains what music means to me, and how important it has always been, particularly when my depression was at its worst. So, this is a kind of ‘buy one, get two free’ deal – you can’t deny that I give you your money’s worth! Or maybe you can 😉

Take It Easy

Since the lovely Bernadette, the author of Haddon Musings, started the weekly Senior Salon I’ve become rather more disciplined about writing something for my blog at least once a week, so that I have something new to share with the growing band who participate. There is much to be learned from sharing the experiences of others and I’m making some good new blogging friends. Do follow the link and you’ll see what I mean: after a day or two there are usually around 20-25 posts there. As well as posting something new to the Salon I’ve also got into the habit of looking through my previous posts and adding a link to one of my “golden oldies” each week. New followers won’t have seen these before and I like to think that they’ll enjoy them. I live in hope!

Having not been well for the past couple of days…

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17 thoughts on “Senior Salon – Reminiscing (Again)

  1. joanneeddy February 25, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I so miss SeniorSalon. For me as well, it provided an organizing focus that made me be disciplined. I also miss the chance to meet bloggers there…and use that shared experience to become friends. What an amazing experience Senior Salon was! Happy Sunday, Clive!

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    • Clive February 25, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      It certainly was, but I can fully understand why Bernadette feels the need to move on. I’d never claim to be organised but I did find myself thinking about what I could post each week in the Salon, so I guess the discipline was good for me! And we do have those friendships to enjoy after the Salon, those can’t be taken away from us. Hope your Sunday is going well 😊

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      • joanneeddy February 25, 2018 / 4:18 pm

        Absolutely! Some wonderful friends are Bernadette’s and Senior Salon’s legacy. (Slow Sunday for me – still fighting the remains of a stomach flu from Friday! But better! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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      • Clive February 25, 2018 / 4:36 pm

        Hope you get over that soon, it doesn’t sound pleasant! Sunday is my day for watching football, the proper game with a ⚽️ not that handegg thing 🏈 – just the three games today 😊

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      • joanneeddy February 25, 2018 / 4:47 pm

        I have been meaning to tell you, North Carolina retains much English heritage. Raleigh has 2 Professional Soccer teams (one is named the North Carolina FOOTBALL Club and a local club, the Raleigh RUGBY Football Club AND believe it or not a Triangle Cricket Club!!!

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      • Clive February 25, 2018 / 6:03 pm

        I approve! Good to know that civilisation hasn’t been completely lost in the former colony 😂

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  2. Osyth February 25, 2018 / 9:36 am

    BOGOF …. or is it BLOGOF!! Another excellent piece from archives and one I had not seen before. I enjoyed the music as I generally do …. and my Sunday is all the better for hearing from you 😊 xx

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    • Clive February 25, 2018 / 10:57 am

      Thank you for those lovely words! Glad you enjoyed the song. What I didn’t say in the piece is that I’m word perfect on it, and got a nice smile from Miranda when she caught me singing along to it. One of the best shows I’ve been to, a special night for me, as I said. Hope your Sunday is good xx


      • Osyth February 25, 2018 / 12:52 pm

        What a delightful moment to bottle! Sunday is rather cool in the meteo sense of the word so I’m snugged up with The Bean and making warming food 🙂🐾🐾💕xx


      • Clive February 25, 2018 / 1:47 pm

        Sounds like a plan! Forecast here for this week is subzero and heavy snow. Cue transport systems collapsing and media going into overdrive! xx

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      • Osyth February 25, 2018 / 5:12 pm

        Ah the horrors of snowfall in Britain …. if the of comfort, I have to drive to Marcolès next week and thence on a loop via the foothills of the Pyrenees, Provence and back to Grenoble and the forecast is heavy snow and arctic temps across the South of France – thank you God, good job! xx

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      • Clive February 25, 2018 / 6:02 pm

        Fingers crossed for you, that sounds potentially awful! xx

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      • Osyth February 25, 2018 / 6:49 pm

        I’m pretty cautious after I impaled Franck on a concrete post in a blizzard the first winter here but unfortunately cautious means that the journey will be blinking endless … hey ho – snow makes it awfully pretty, no? Xx

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      • Clive February 25, 2018 / 6:51 pm

        I can understand why that would make you cautious. As they say though, better to arrive late than dead! Enjoy the scenery while you drive 😊 xx

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      • Osyth February 25, 2018 / 6:56 pm

        I think my passenger will have her mind blown actually …. my girls are pretty blasé and she has just spent several years in SE Asia but this drive takes in some fabulous scenery and when it is laden with snow it is pretty unbeatable. I promise not to take any risks … simply never worth it. As a friend of mine remarked once ‘there is no more pointless way to die than in an RTA just going from A-B’ xx

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      • Clive February 25, 2018 / 7:08 pm

        I’m sure she’ll be impressed, it sounds pretty spectacular. Take care, your friend is right xx

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