Just to give you all the heads up, my lovely friend, Jane, who posts so eloquently and wisely on the forum has just come out of hospital having had a ‘fucking heart heart attack’ (her words in a text to me) at the weekend. Sorry Jane when you read this, I just couldn’t resist! ( please leave that in mods?)
She is at home now resting having had stents fitted yesterday so she’ll be recovering with her feet up.
Jane and and I met online here some years ago, I once pm’d her about getting her facts wrong and she turned out to be right. We started emailing and I discovered what a funny, engaging,passionate person she is. We live so far apart usually, so I supposed we would never meet but I was living temporarily in York and Jane got a taxi and train over to meet up.
We just clicked in person instantly. The first thing she said wheeled together at arrivals, both identical chairs, ’ you don’t look a bit like I imagined!’ I was slightly taken back, after all, was she thinking 'ell, I remember her telling us her riposte to people, when they say ‘but you look so well!’ ‘Yeah, but that’s just the effect of my amazing good looks’. She asked me had I expected her to look different, but since I’m now a Londoner I was slightly more reticent.
So we went on to Carluccios and for a very petite person she eat like a horse and we laughed a lot then went back to my apartment for a Yorkshire cuppa and laughed some more, sharing anecdotes and stories about the hateful DWP and it’s paymaster the Con/Dems (we’re practically twins!). Then we both went into deep depression when the Tories got back in -really? What was that about Britain and consoled each other and wondered about our future and considered moving to Scotland.
Yesterday I dropped a ‘it was a right good…’ Into our conversation then claimed ‘there’s the Yorkshire accent coming out’ Jane was categorically not having it - after all what’s a born and bread scouser doing laying claim to the elite vernacular? ( well, you know the Yorkshire stereotype - they don’t like to share); but come on the Wars of the Roses were over a long time ago but Jane immediately generously retracted her greediness ( well, I told you about Carluccios earlier?) and conceded the 20 + years I’ve moved around the county should give honorary membership.
i think we’ll always be friends - you’d want to be if you knew her but if you haven’t voted JC you’ve got no chance - she’s a tough Yorkshire lass is our Jane!
She is one of the people whose posts I always looked out for in the rare occasions I visit the boards - I love how she replies, and the sort of topics she’s drawn to.
So I’m inviting you all to let Jane know all her online pals in everyday living are wishing her a good recovery and I betcha ( betcha? Sarah Palin idiot moment) it won’t be long before she’s back posting her wisdom.
Sending my really good friend my love and best wishes for a good strong recovery
Well, you did say I could tell the MSS community your news Jane - you know discretion is not my middle name