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“I’m normally a social girl ...”

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Nortsat Mon 06-Apr-20 09:44:50

A friend sent this to me, but alas I have no attribution ...

I'm normally a social girl
I love to meet my mates
But lately with the virus here
We can't go out the gates.

You see, we are the 'oldies' now
We need to stay inside
If they haven't seen us for a while
They'll think we've upped and died.

They'll never know the things we did
Before we got this old
There wasn't any Facebook
So not everything was told.

We may seem sweet old ladies
Who would never be uncouth
But we grew up in the 60s -
If you only knew the truth!

There was sex and drugs and rock 'n roll
The pill and miniskirts
We smoked, we drank, we partied
And were quite outrageous flirts.

Then we settled down, got married
And turned into someone's mum,
Somebody's wife, then nana,
Who on earth did we become?

We didn't mind the change of pace
Because our lives were full
But to bury us before we're dead
Is like a red rag to a bull!

So here you find me stuck inside
For 4 weeks, maybe more
I finally found myself again
Then I had to close the door!

It didnt really bother me
I'd while away the hour
I'd bake for all the family
But I've got no bloody flour!

Now Netflix is just wonderful
I like a gutsy thriller
I'm swooning over Idris
Or some random sexy killer.

At least I've got a stash of booze
For when I'm being idle
There's wine and whiskey, even gin
If I'm feeling suicidal!

So let's all drink to lockdown
To recovery and health
And hope this bloody virus
Doesn't decimate our wealth.

We'll all get through the crisis
And be back to join our mates
Just hoping I'm not far too wide
To fit through the flaming gates!

weeducky Sun 12-Apr-20 16:18:30

I too was sent this, from NZ, and my friend attributed it to Pam Ayres but I'm not sure that is correct. It is such a true piece!

Oopsadaisy3 Sun 12-Apr-20 12:40:47

It’s been doing the rounds for a couple of weeks and has been attributed to Pam Ayers, however, it isn’t on her website , so I don’t think it is hers. It’s good though .

Ollymills Sun 12-Apr-20 12:17:14

Thank you so much Ellen. That’s really helpful. Happy Easter everyone 🐣

Eloethan Fri 10-Apr-20 00:05:20

That's really good.

GabriellaG54 Thu 09-Apr-20 23:47:05

The Express? Sister to the Daily/Sunday Star 😳😲👙👠

crazyH Thu 09-Apr-20 16:22:24

Great !!!!!!

EllanVannin Thu 09-Apr-20 16:19:06

It's an online bloggers forum called " Starts at 60 ".

EllanVannin Thu 09-Apr-20 16:16:11

From the starts at " 60 Community ".

EllanVannin Thu 09-Apr-20 16:14:41

Ollymills it's by a Jan Beaumont

Ollymills Thu 09-Apr-20 16:08:18

Hi, does anyone know who wrote this? My daughter who is a journalist with the Express wants to publish it but would need permission to do so 🙏🏻

Whitewavemark2 Mon 06-Apr-20 15:09:14

So good.

GabriellaG54 Mon 06-Apr-20 15:03:53

I copied/pasted it no problem on my mobile.

Luckylegs Mon 06-Apr-20 15:03:38

Managed to get it on an email at last, brilliant! So true!

sodapop Mon 06-Apr-20 13:03:57

Brilliant Norstat made me chuckle grin

Septimia Mon 06-Apr-20 12:41:34

I managed to copy and paste it, though why I should be able to and other people not is a technological mystery to me.

Anyway, the folk I sent it to thought it was brilliant, just as I did!

JackyB Mon 06-Apr-20 12:36:24

Lovely - I'm certainly passing it on!

CherryCezzy Mon 06-Apr-20 11:52:54

Can you photograph it and then send the photo Luckylegs ?

Luckylegs Mon 06-Apr-20 11:08:08

I like that, how do I copy and send to friends who aren’t on GN please? It doesn’t seem to want to just copy and paste!

Squiffy Mon 06-Apr-20 11:03:35

That's brilliant Nortsat! smile

boheminan Mon 06-Apr-20 11:03:03

Love it! winewinewinegrin

GrannySomerset Mon 06-Apr-20 10:59:20

Perfect - especially the last verse!

CherryCezzy Mon 06-Apr-20 10:23:33


farview Mon 06-Apr-20 10:02:34

Brilliant 😊😊😊

kittylester Mon 06-Apr-20 10:01:52


Laughterlines Mon 06-Apr-20 09:57:21

Yay. So say all of us.