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My Memories of Hillingdon


My Memories of Hillingdon

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I bless the day I moved from north to south,

I was never happy in Cockermouth.
The Lake District was wet - it rained so much
I longed for a life with a sunnier touch.

Ruislip seemed the ideal place,
Near to the Lido with lots of space.
We watched the water skiers skim the lake
And knew we'd find many photos to take.
The Riverside Health Club was a boon,
More exercise I'd be having soon.

My job as a home tutor in Hillingdon was the perfect career,
In children's homes and hospitals, with Harefield so near,
My pupil Mary had a heart transplant at the age of fourteen,
With her brilliant surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub on the scene.
Her operation went well and after 35 years her story I can tell.

Hillingdon has Heathrow airport and so many amazing delights
The Beck and Compass theatres, museums, cinemas and flights.
The Pavilions and intu centres are great for shopping
And 8 stations around for lots of tube hopping.

Tea Dances for pleasure each day of the week
A great place to meet friends every day of the week.
The Lido has a lovely beach and an outdoor gym,
Guaranteed to keep you slim!

With fountains and a miniature train,
Always great fun in the sun or the rain.
We count our blessings every day
For now and forever in Ruislip we'll stay.

Kathleen Day, June 2020


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