Thursday Thoughts

The first thing I’ve been thinking about today is a 3 part series I’ve been watching on BBC.  It’s called Three girls, and is based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale. It’s a hard watch, brilliantly acted by the 3 main young actresses and with the great talent of Maxine Peake taking the part of a health worker who worked hard to get police and social services involved to stop what was going on, to no avail at first.  The exposure of the grooming, sexual assault and trafficking of young girls in Rochdale – and how their case had been systematically ignored by the police and social services for years – shook the country when the scandal was made public in 2012. It eventually resulted in the conviction of nine men for serious sexual offences, including rape and human trafficking, inflicted on girls as young as 13 between 2005 and 2008. So not an easy watch, but on reading an interview with the lady who wrote the drama it became apparent the victims she interviewed wanted their stories told.  It IS an appalling story, but worth watching if you have the BBC Iplayer.  Link HERE

The second thing I’ve been thinking about is my shed 🙂 and today Frego made an appearance and is living there now, of course she came with Skego, and seeing them together affected me somewhat unexpectedly and I spent a good few moments weeping for the the loss of Skye,  I hadn’t realised I was still not over the crying part of missing her.

The third thing I’ve been thinking of is the things that are growing in my garden.  I have a plant I bought to put over where Yoyo and Herky are buried in the garden, I can’t remember what it’s called.  It hadn’t really done very well over the past couple of years but this year it’s really doing well, and the first flower is out, with lots more buds about to come out too.

My cauliflowers are beginning to pop up but are so tiny yet, can’t believe they will grow into big round veggies

Whilst topping up the bird bath I noticed some tiny blue flowers behind it under the leilandi hedge I’m thinking they are Forget-me-nots,

and under the other end of the hedge I found a little purple flower but have no idea what it is

This morning saw some nice weather so I put some washing on, and then all of a sudden the room went dark, had a look outside and saw this

dodgy Iphone pano

and decided not to hang the washing out, which was just as well as that big grey monster dumped all over us.

Still this evening we were treated to this

which kind of made up for the earlier stuff. 🙂

Done thinking now, time for a glass of wine and finish watching a DVD documentary we are doing at the minute,  which will also be written about at some point.

laters gaters

 

 

 

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. kmSalvatore says:

    Awe Fraggy you had a rough day.

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    1. I’m Ok Kathy, xxxx

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      1. kmSalvatore says:

        Sending a big 🤗 hug

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      2. Aw, 🤗 back 😘

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  2. beetleypete says:

    Just finished watching ‘Three Girls’. Powerful stuff, and brilliant acting from all concerned.
    Frego and Skego will be happy in that shed, and I am sure that Skye would approve.
    Enjoy the wine, I’ve run out!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Ooh that’s not good! Yes the last episode is on tomorrow night. The newspapers are on about it too, a couple of good articles in the guardian about it.

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      1. beetleypete says:

        It finished tonight I thought. Seemed to be concluded after the three episodes.

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      2. Yes I forgot I’m recording the series from the channel not the Iplayer so will see the last episode today!

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  3. I loved this post letting us look into a window of your life! tc

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    1. It’s my Thursday thing 😊 thanks M.

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      1. You’re welcome! I hadn’t noticed it was always on Thursdays!

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      2. Monday mobiles,Thursday Thoughts, Friday film 😊

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  4. Jay says:

    I will check out the doc shortly.

    I like to think that the weather changed to reflect your mood – the Sky(e) also had a cry.

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    1. Thanks Jay, can you get BBC I player there?

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  5. Thanks for sharing Fraggle R, missing friends is so hard….we had that rain shower too!…I think the wee flower may be a Herb Robert?Not entirely sure though..

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    1. Ooh clever you! I just googlyed that and it’s bang on! Just been discussing this with Phil and we’ve come to the conclusion that the blackbirds nesting on the leilandi must be pooping out seeds under it, and we are reaping the benefit in failed flowers! 😂

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      1. Fook fingers got ahead of brain there, nesting IN the leilandi not on, and WILD flowers not failed, I mean, failed FFS, that’s nowhere near wild!

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      2. Oh great…I only know because I did a blog posts on flowers I passed on a walk a few years back and had to look them all up 🙂 🙂

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  6. Eddy Winko says:

    Frego and Skego look right at home int’ shed.
    I know how much Skye meant and its good to get these things out, I can feel the emotion in your words.
    The blackbird clearly had good taste to choose those plants and indeed to choose your hedge 🙂

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    1. They turn up every year to have their babies in our hedge, well we assume it’s the same pair 🙂 Cheers Eddy.

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  7. Am I to believe this may not be a shed at all, but Frego’s house?

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    1. It just might be!

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