25 Oct

With regards to my column, Mags, I’ve only just received it in the post (thanks Jill!). But I have just thought that I could paste in the write up from my computer!

Here is last weeks column for those of you who didn’t read it!

To smile is to live – don’t you think? It seems a lot of the time that everyone needs to stop and just take a moment to realise that it’s okay. It’s okay to get things wrong and it’s okay if you don’t do that right this very minute. The world is moving too fast and no one seems to realise it. You don’t want to miss out on moments and memories just because you were too caught up in nonsense. Be caught up in life! I saw a picture in a magazine the other day and it was just the most perfect picture. It was of this couple on their wedding day, just completely involved in each other, absolute joy and laughter showing on their faces. Not caring what anyone thought, yet at the same time wanting to show the whole world how happy they were. At that moment they weren’t worrying about how bad the traffic is going to be at 8am, or how to get little Jack to football when Erin needs taking to a party at the same time; because in that moment they were going with it and because it didn’t matter. It doesn’t matter – these are trivial things to worry about, save your head and just let it go. This couple had smiles of actual happiness, you know the ones; where you don’t think about how much gum you’re showing or whether your laughter lines are as defined as can be. In fact you should be proud to show those lines! The more you have, the wealthier you are in my opinion. Life is for making those pictures that put you back in that moment and having those fantastic stories to tell. I think that if you’re full of regret when you’re old and grey and don’t have those times when you’re all sat round, having the classic roast on a Sunday, laughing about something that happened 30 years ago, then please start living now and don’t waste any time. For example, I hate heights but, for some reason, have signed up to do the Clic Sargent 100ft charity abseil at Gloucester Fire Station Tower on the 24th Oct – that’s one thing to cross off the list. I hope I’m well enough to do it; I should be because I’ve been in bed, recovering from my last procedure, for the past six weeks!


What do you think?


Everyone who has left a column on my abseil post – thank you. You’ve made me feel a whole lot better because yesterday I felt like a humiliated failure for not doing it, so thank you because I feel a lot better today 🙂 Apart from the aching!

Also, a message for Rosie and Sylvie pig – you owe mum £20 😉


We’re going to Derby later to stay with mum in her hotel, whilst she works..anyone recommend anywhere good to eat in Derby?

8 Responses to “Column.”

  1. robin October 25, 2010 at 9:54 am #

    theres a cracking kfc in derby!

    Well done for havin a go at the abseil, it sounds terrifying, i get scared just being upstairs so that must have been torture!

    Your article was beautiful, and true too.

    Keep up the good work and your incredible spirit

    love robin x x

  2. margaret crisp October 25, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Hi Rosie, THANKYOU for posting your column on here…it makes wonderful reading! So true!!!
    love mags.

  3. Rosie the Pig October 25, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    I think we need to see photographs

  4. Lucy October 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Love the column.
    Love that you tried your hardest.
    Love that your mum went in your place.
    We definitely need photos though x

  5. Coz Al October 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    Love life, Love your wrinkles and smile like you mean it. Hear hear!
    Aching wins over hurting I’ll bet.

  6. Dollydimple October 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    Lovely and so true. Some people really need a wake-up call to see what is passing them by. Enjoy the moment and appreciate the simple things.

  7. mum October 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    A very nice fireman took a picture of me from the top of the tower so when that arrives I will ask R to post it online. The person in charge of my camera couldn’t bear to watch .

  8. Trudy Robertson October 25, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Well Done Mum.

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