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BS: Happy Mayday!

01 May 22 - 06:04 AM (#4140796)
Subject: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Senoufou

I've just turned the page in my calendar to May. Three months since my husband left, and have had no contact since then. Good news is that earlier this morning we've had a tiny few drops of rain after many weeks of drought, but it might have waited until after the Bank Holiday!
Mr & Mrs Duckie are on my front lawn at the moment (They've gobbled up some bread I put there for them) and the red kite (which used to be quite a rare bird, is hovering over the village doing his 'kwee kwee' call.
I'm finding these signs of early summer quite uplifting in my sorrow. May is always a beautiful month.


01 May 22 - 06:24 AM (#4140798)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Jon Freeman

Now is the month of Maying...

I'm not sure about May always being beautiful. If my memory is right, I was cursing it last year with it being cold and wet and me wondering when I could safely move some veg plants from the house.

Still, I think the outlook so far for both of us in our parts of Norfolk is looking good this year.


01 May 22 - 08:08 AM (#4140810)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Donuel

When I think of Mayday I think of the Wobblies or the Soviet Union.


01 May 22 - 10:08 AM (#4140819)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Steve Shaw

It's the Padstow Obby Oss festival tomorrow, put off for a day because May Day is on Sunday this year. It's about 25 miles down the road from us. Just as well, as today has been a washout so far! Good weather in much of April, now this!


01 May 22 - 01:45 PM (#4140848)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Mrrzy

Bon courage, Sen, et qu'il aille se faire foutre ailleurs.


01 May 22 - 02:29 PM (#4140861)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Senoufou

Merci bcp Mrrzy! Il me manque énormement, et je suis trop triste et seule. Mais il n'y a rien que je peux faire - il a probablement trouvé une femme plus jeune et plus belle que moi!


01 May 22 - 05:40 PM (#4140891)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Rapparee

La jeunesse et la beauté sont toutes les deux dans le cœur, et vous avez les deux, Sen.


01 May 22 - 05:53 PM (#4140895)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: keberoxu

. . . absolument, Rapparee!
Delighted to have a chance to wish Senoufou a happy first day of May
and to say that she is thought of, and loved.


01 May 22 - 06:04 PM (#4140898)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Helen

Oh, Senoufou, I'm so sorry to hear that news. Please look after yourself, and look to a brighter future, even if it seems to be out of reach at the moment.


02 May 22 - 03:36 AM (#4140934)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Senoufou

Thank you all so much for your kind words! I'm very lucky to be living in this rural village - people here have a great sense of community, and I can chat to all my neighbours as they trot past with their numerous dogs!
I'm awaiting the return of the house martins any day soon. And I might hear the cuckoo calling from the nearby woods.
There are several May events at the village hall too.
I keep humming in my head those ancient May songs ('Sumer is icumin in' 'Now is the month of maying', 'Now the green blade riseth' and so on)
I don't wish my disappeared husband ill - I hope he's alright in his bedsit in our nearest town. At least I taught him to speak English, and our various systems of Tax etc., so he's well-equipped to survive. (If he has a new lady, I hope she speaks a bit of French!) By Divorce Law though, he might be entitled to half my house and property, and I may have to move out to live in a tiny flat. Oh dear ...!


02 May 22 - 05:24 AM (#4140939)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Helen

Senoufou, back in the mid '80's I experienced that particular fear of having to share my assets, but luckily the ex-partner could not have tried to stake a claim without bringing unwanted attention to his own situation. It's a long story.

I wished I had never met him and took years to recover and put the past behind me, but I am hoping you do have some good times to remember with your husband.

For me, life took a much better turn and I could see much more clearly. That's why I love the song I Can See Clearly Now. It was my psychological beacon when I started to turn my life around.


02 May 22 - 08:19 AM (#4140953)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Senoufou

I'm so glad you have been able to put that behind you Helen. I too like that song, and also Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive'.
I've been enjoying the company of Mr & Mrs Quackie, the mallard ducks, this morning. They seem very devoted to each other. And I managed to mow the lawn (slowly!).


04 May 22 - 04:53 PM (#4141098)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Donuel

Happy star wars day, may the 4th be with u.


08 May 22 - 04:16 PM (#4141249)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: Helen

Senoufou, I sent you a couple of PM's. I have a digital image of a couple of lovely Australian ducks to send you. I think they will make you smile.


08 May 22 - 09:47 PM (#4141269)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Mayday!
From: keberoxu

Talking of birds, Eliza/Senoufou,
what do you see of the Mad Swans and their cygnets?