Meet Nell Rose

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Nell Rose is a conglomeration, big word, of two people in my family. Nell was a saucy great aunt back in the 1900s who was constantly told off by her sisters to 'behave' when she was being photographed.

She had that glint in her eye that made me want to go back in time and hit the pubs with her. We would have made a good pair, two gals out together in a time when women were supposed to behave!


And Rose? That was my lovely scrummy gran, my mums mother. She was 4ft 10 ins but had a personality the size of England. She was such a sweet little thing until the wrestling came on the TV. Then she stood up and threatened to 'punch his lights out' if the one she was yelling for wasn't winning.


So you can see why I chose their names as my online seudonym, moniker, call it what you will. And of course Nell is my favorite name ever anyway.

Or in the case of when my mother yelled at me it was Nelly! So yeah, anyway, hope you like my sojourn, love that word sojourn, through my three years of being a hubber, oh and a little bit about me too!

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How Did You Find Hubpages?

I always promised myself that when I could afford a computer, I would try to find a website that was easy to use, and not get me so confused I would end up throwing the PC out of the window. I tried Xomba, yuck didn't like it.

I then went on to something else that I have totally forgotten the name of, shows how interesting that was, and then voila' up popped Hubpages. I think I must have googled 'Writing sites'. Anyway, there was Hubpages and I loved it from the start. I fell into writing so easy I haven't stopped since.


How Do You Choose The Topics To Write About?

All the subjects that I write about are purely to do with me in some way or another.

For example, the supernatural stuff comes easy to me as I have been psychic ever since I was a child. I didn't know what it was, but I always knew there was something spooky going on!

I remember having to go into my mums bedroom as a kid because every night I saw people floating around my bed.

Talk about an initiation into the world of Spirits! But the weird thing is, however many strange things happen to me like that, I always try and find a scientific answer to them. Keeps me grounded.

And the Health hubs, well all those things happened to me so its easy to look back and know the symptoms of a bad thyroid for example.

And swollen feet, ouch! Along with facial exercises to stop my skin dragging down into my neck, and such mundane aches and pains that we all go through!


What's Your best Hub so far?

Funnily enough I think my best hubs are the ones I wrote at the beginning of my Hub experience. Two of these stand out.

The first is The Sleeping Girl Of Turville which is actually the story of a distant relative of mine, and also the most copied hub! In fact I found it on Derren Browns Website.

Derren is a well known illusionist and magician and is frequently seen on TV. I emailed them and explained what had happened, and when they realised it was a copy they removed it and placed mine there.

I also got an apology for using the stolen story, and mine was given all the accolades etc, well, no, not quite but you get my point! And because he's a good guy he also let me place my second hub, below, on there too!

Julia Pastrana The True Story of the Hybrid Bear Woman.

A sad tale of a woman born in the wrong time, with a talent for singing but who was treated really badly because of her deformities.

Name One Thing That Has Surprised You Since You Started Writing Hubs

Actually there is more than one thing. I am constantly surprised by how much I learn on here. I can be sat in front of the TV watching a quiz, and a question comes on that I know the answer too, and I yell, that's so and so, I learnt it on hubs!

And of course the second thing is that I never realised how many friends I would make on here. Everybody is lovely. I still can't get past the awe of knowing I am chatting to someone in America, then South Africa, and even further, Australia! Oh, forgot about India! And so many more. It just proves to me that we are all the same wherever we come from. There are no limitations when we talk on here. We are all Writers and that's what's so great.

What Makes You Follow A Hubber?

There's just something about a person that draws me towards them. Its usually a sense of humor purely because I believe that having a good laugh brings people closer together, doesn't matter where we come from, humor joins us.

But of course if someone writes about a subject that I am nuts about then yes, they got me as a follower whether they like it or not! Lol!

But the best reason is that we are all different. I learn about things that I have never heard of before. So they get my interest and I get hooked on that subject. I am one of those people who has to read a book from cover to cover, read the ingredients on a packet and even scan the newspaper for anything I might have missed. I think I am a reading addict!

Advice For A Newbie?

Just keep writing. Make it simple, especially if its anything to do with technology, and bring in the personal touch. That way the reader can see you have tried and tested it, and it makes them feel more secure.

My most important point though is that if you are writing just to earn money, then don't bother. A writer must have that drive and push to want to write about anything and everything.

Unless you get the urge to pick up a pen even when you are out shopping, then don't bother. You will end up writing a few Hubs then give up. Make it interesting, make it snappy and make people laugh.

That's my advice!

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Lat But Not Least, Who Is The Real Nell?

Good question! I think I have changed so many times over the years I can't keep up with myself! In a nutshell, I got married at 19, divorced at 35. Found out my husband wanted to be a woman! Take a look at the link The Transition

Got my own back, went out and dated the League of Nations! Not really, but it seemed that way at the time! My son who is the apple of my eye, put up with all the hoo ha, still remained sane, and now lives with his girlfriend.

Me? I still date. Well, sometimes! Living in a small town, In West Yorkshire can be typical of a small village in England. Everybody knows your business, so I have to date elsewhere! Haha! Less said the better! I have actually just got married again! Whoo! lol!

But at the end of the day I am just Me. Nell. And all depending on whether I am being a seriously organised writer, that's Nell by the way, or the scatty everyday clown who is probably clumsier than anybody I know, that's Nelly, I am still just little old me!

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Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hi Nell,

I so enjoyed reading your hubs, including this one and learning even more about you my friend. You are such a fun spirit and terrific writer here at hubs and I am so happy to have met you.

Take care,

Sunnie


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Fantastic getting to know more about you Nell, or Mel, or whatever the heck your name is. LOL I am so confused now!

You are a gem. I love you sense of humor, I love your passion, and I love your loyalty to Hubbers. Congratulations on your three years and I look forward to many more laughs with you in the future.

bill


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

It's really nice to know a bit more about our lovely Nell. thanks Mel. for writing about Nell. It's a nice set up for a limerick but I am not going there. It is your moment of triumph, three years of good writing, great sense of humour and an awesome personality. I'm so glad to know you. Congratulations! Up and shared. (ssshh btw, where's 'elsewhere' you know you can tell me)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Sunnie, I just got a bit of writers block and thought well why not? lol! thanks for your lovely words, that's what I mean about hubbers they and you are amazing, thanks nell


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Great photo Nell Rose--I will be back later to read your hub.

Bobbi Purvis


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi billy, lol! yes it gets confusing! its funny really because I am so used to being Nell now especially writing, that I don't think I could write under my real name, I would mess it up! thanks as always, nell


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I love this! Who knows you better than anyone else? Yourself! Duh! I so enjoyed learning more about Nell Rose. Your granny (mum's mum) sounds like my kinda granny! You are so awesome! :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Linda, yes she was so funny! she was a little old lady sat in a huge chair, and never said a word until the wrestling came on, then we would have to get out of the room because she yelled so loud! haha! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Bobbi, always glad to see you, nell


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

Hi Nell. I just wanted to let you know that you're one of my favorite people on Hubpages. If I lived in your neck of the woods, I'd want to be a RL friend--if you could put up with me.

FWIW, I have a feeling that we knew each other in a past life. And no, I was not Jack the R. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Larry, Aw thank you, and of course I could put up with you! lol! it would be great wouldn't it? we could go on those lovely walks together and have a chat. Maybe we did know each other in a previous life, unless of course you were Jack the ripper! haha!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Nell, Mel, or Melanie...as the case may be,

What an absolutely delightful interview of a beautiful woman, both inside and out!

Thank you for permitting us to get to know you better.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Nell my friend.. hello,. how are you? I love this hub. I would have loved to meet your Gran.. and your aunt.. No wonder you are so awesome you take after them.. simply awesome my friend..

hugs from Tennessee..

Debbie


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Well I still think of you as our Rose, with special meaning since you may just be a bit like "that" Rose too I suspect! You always make me smile and I love reading whatever you have to say!

Another beautiful picture!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

A rose by any other name could be Nell, Mel, Melanie, or Oh Wondrous One!

Tis a pleasure reading about a legend so close to my heart, especially when a legend is doing the writing. Kind of make the article a legend in it's own time. Really nice to get to know you a little better. And your Gran... I can definitely see where you get your feistiness! lol Loved the hub and you both, dear! Great Job!


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Mel. Great story here. You have some great advice here. I too am amazed that I can be conversing with someone in Australia one moment and then South Africa a few minutes later. HubPages has made the world a smaller place. I've only been here for 8 months or so but I love this site and foresee myself being a part of this for a long time to come.

Anyway, always nice to meet a fellow Hubber. And thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi bdegiulio, thanks so much for reading, it is great isn't it meeting all these great people from all over the world, I love it!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Richard, Aw thanks you are so sweet! never been a legend before! Haha! yes my gran was hilarious when she wanted to be, the funny thing is that I don't think she realised she was! lol! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, thanks so much, I think all us women in the family were very much alike! lol! thanks, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Deborah, fine thanks! and thanks so much, they were great, and I would love to have met my aunt nell, she looked a 'right sort' as they said back then! lol! thanks, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Daisy, thank you so much, and thanks for reading, its always nice to see your comments, nell


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Nell Rose/Melanie....doesn't matter. Both beautiful names for an awesome and beautiful lady. This is fantastic! It's UP and across the board, girl! I love your writing.....you are a master....a total talent....Thanks so much for the little extra peek at Nell Rose...and Melanie too! The pictures are all so adorable....I could hug you and pinch your cheeks!! LOL! Peace my Friend from across the pond!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Nelly, you are a barrel of fun. I enjoyed reading this Hubpages anniversary piece of cake. You're the icing on top! Sweet as sugar. Blessings, Debby


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi fpher/Paula, lol! thanks so much, those photos are the best of the bunch, I am not very photogenic! lol! a great big hug back too, and thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Debby, thanks for reading, and I love your comment! lol!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I so love the supernatural instincts. And I do believe you saw people floating around. There is another world out there and I do believe that. You are quite charming and following you with your many interesting hubs is a delite. Keep writing and I will keep reading.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

When I read your profile, I can't help but be very impressed! Your Hub score, the number of followers you have and the time you have been writing here are very impressive, my friend.

I hope I can make it that long....I agree with you about making so many friends here. That has meant a lot to me.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Nell Rose,

I love the name so I will use it. Such an enjoyable hub---as all of your hubs are and I am sure will always be.

Thanks for being one of my Hub Friends from across the pond.

Bobbi Purvis


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Nell or Mel, either way I quite enjoyed reading this and getting know just a bit more about you're here. I love also how you explained the origin of you Hub alias, very clever indeed. Have of course voted, shared and tweeted :)


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on three years! It is nice to get to know you better.


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carozy 4 years ago from San Francisco

Congratulations on three years Hubbing. This was an interesting read. I'll check out some of those hubs you mentioned.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

What a great hub. Writing one on yourself should be required by HP. Friendships are formed on HP so easily and yet we don't really know each other. I really enjoyed hearing about the real Nell Rose. Great job! Voted up too.


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Liz-reviews 4 years ago from Vancouver, BC

Nice to meet you Nell Rose, absolutely loved your Hub.

"The sleeping girl from Turville"...how extraordinary !!

Very interesting. Voted interesting and voted up


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

I hope you always stay the same Nell because that is just the way we like you to be. Your sparkling personality shines out from every word you write.

Keep up the good work.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

I believe the first hub I read of yours was about your hubbie trapped in a womans body. Such a tragic tale, yet very honest and touching as well. Lovely...


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Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago from the U.K.

Nice to see you in real life, Nell! You are a writer who definitely has a "voice" that comes through in your hubs and your subjects are always interesting. Coincidentally, I also had a granny who loved watching wrestling on TV. She was also tiny and the most unaggressive person, except when the wrestling was on:)


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Nell, this is a beautiful autobiography! Love the story behind your name, and those ladies, lol. Love your outlook on life, and the way you handle things. Enjoyed reading it, and wish you stay with hubpages for many more years to come.

Your friend from across the vast sea....

Liz


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Great autobiography, Nell! You've certainly lived a colorful life and can teach us all so much! Thanks for the write, which I share.


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for the interesting information, Nell! It was very enjoyable to learn more about you. Congratulations on your three years at HubPages.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

It's great to get to know you better, Nell ... or should I say Melanie? Haha, I always thought Nell was your real name. I've enjoyed reading your hubs and look forward to many more!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

The first hub I read of yours was about your husband's decision to be a woman. At first you wrote about feeling betrayed then you began to study and you realized that it was a process, not of his making. You came to grips with it and remained close and good friends. I knew you had a BIG heart and was intelligent. Your hubs are fun to read. Your humor makes me LOL, and I will always remember you taking some of us to ' The Royal Wedding. ' I had a blast. Thank you for sharing with us..Cheers


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Ruby, always lovely to see you, lol! yes I remember our Royal Wedding, that was fun to do! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, yes it was a shock finding out about my husband, my first initial thought was, why the heck me? lol! and that would be great to meet up, I have never been to the national gallery but know the british museum quite well, I will have to wait until I have a bit of spare cash to get up there, but yes your on!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Deborah, I do use Nell more than Mel these days, and in fact my friends tend to call me Nell now! lol! I kept on at them! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Alicia, thanks so much, and for the congrats, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi midget, lol! yes it is a bit colorful! and thanks so much for the share, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Liz, yes those relatives of mine! lol! but Nell was my favorite apart from my gran, I just loved the photo, I can't remember where I put it otherwise I would have put it on here, never mind, and cheers from across the pond! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Mazzy, lol! how funny! wonder what it was about wrestling? mind you back in those days the wrestling was real life stuff, not like today, thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks A.A. yes it was a traumatic time, along with other things going on at the same time, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi christopher, always nice to see you, and thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Liz, nice to meet you too! and thanks so much, yes the sleeping girl is an intriguing story, I grew up with it, so had to find out more, glad you liked it, and thanks.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi lrc, thanks so much, yes I just realised that I hadn't really told about myself so I thought, well, what the heck! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi carozy, thanks for reading, I really appreciate it, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Millionaire, thanks for popping over, and glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Janine, thanks for the votes and reading, yes my gran and aunt were certainly a great pair! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Bobbi, thanks again, and it's a pleasure knowing you too, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, yes the friendships on here mean more to me than anything, its great to meet people from so far away, thanks as always mary, I am really pleased to have met you too, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi carol, yes that was a spooky time! lol! maybe imagination? I don't believe so, but who knows? and thanks for reading, nell


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

They're both free to enter (but like churches they keep a collection box near the entrance). Weekdays its easier to get about because the 'railway engineering season' has started again at weekends now the Olympics are over.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, yes its a definite idea, I will have to get back to you soon and let you know, that will be great! thanks!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I loved learning about your pen name and so much more about you.

You are a fascinating, lovely and strong lady. I am enjoying reading your work so much. Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Just keep laughing, my dear, whether it's as Mel or Nell,

Laughter will keep you going when all else is going to ...


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Hi Nell

Boy, I am so glad to have bumped into you and your interesting hubs. I was taken away by your creative hub on vacuuming if the vacuum breaks down. Also, amazed by the hub on how you discovered your hubby to be a transgender. I am amazed by your courage and wisdom, Lady :)

Wishing you loads of happiness and joy, my friend. Cheers!

This was an awesome biography. Sharing it across.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Ruchira, thanks so much for all your reading, yes I do seem to have a strange life going on! lol! thanks Ruchira, and hugs back at you! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi drbj, lol! yes I do tend to laugh at lot, especially at the stupid things I do sometimes! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Maria, Aw thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, Hugs nell


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Nell, love your writing style and how your shared a bit of your background with us. Congrats on three years of positive experience and I look forward to much more to come. By the way, I have a sister named Rose -- lovely name.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

Nell - It was so nice learning a little more about you and your start on hubpages. I have to agree, my favorite thing about HP is the ability to talk to so many people all over the world and realize how similar we all are! Loved the pics too. Blessings.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Nice to get to know you better Nell or Mel. We are practically neighbors as I live in Riga, Latvia. Lots of nice, handsome gentlemen at this end you may want to come for a visit. Enjoy your hubs much and passing this on.


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bac2basics 4 years ago from Spain

Hiya Nell. It was a real pleasure to get a bit more info on one of my favourite writers. You have a special touch Nell and your warmth and humour and knowledge shines through your writing and the comments you take great care in passing on too, no wonder you have so many followers. I already look upon you as a friend and now even more so. Thanks Nell for this personal view of you and your life and family.


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

So fun to learn more about you. Although personality always shines through when reading a hub it's nice to be able to put together the missing pieces. Love your joy and sense of humor and will check out some of the hubs you mentioned.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

It is a pleasure to get to know you better. It always amazes me that you have sooo many followers and you support everyone! You are an awesome hubber.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Good to know you better, Nell. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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jantamaya 4 years ago from UK

I wish you many, many, many, many, many, MANY hubs more. You're a great and interesting writer. Please write more hubs like this! It was also my first hub I read of yours, about your ex-husband and his wish to be a woman. I hope, he developed himself into a great female in the meantime... :-)


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alphagirl 4 years ago from USA

I enjoy your psychic hubs...maybe because I have some ability too. Like you it comes easy.

Good luck with the flat stomach. You are awesome.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alpha, lol! the stomach is coming along nicely thanks! and thank you so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi jantamaya, thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi alocsin, thanks for the votes, and its always great to see you, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks tammy, you are always a great support, thank you.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi healthy, thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Anne, thanks so much, I also see you as a friend too, one of these dasy I will get on a plane and pop over! lol! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Gypsy, on my way! lol! they sound absolutely gorgeous! haha! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi kitty, thanks as always, and sorry I keep forgetting to come over, on my way now! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi teaches, yes Rose is such a lovely name, I am glad I chose it, thanks so much for reading, and nice to see you, nell


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Nell, reading doesn't get any better then this young lady:) This was awesome. Glad to learn some more about your life, many that I didn't know. Where do I start? You have always been real in your writing and to yourself first off. I consider you one of the best on Hubpages. I have alwaysw enjoyed reading your work and getting to know you more and more over the past year and then some. I always enjoyed your paranormal hubs cause I can relate to them. I have a gift in that area also, nothing compared to the gift that you do, but more a sense of when something is up. Your life is just interesting, much more then mine:) LOL It has just been an honor I guess Nell. Your personality shines even through only words and pictures. That is special. Among all, you have a beautiful soul. I mean that too Nell. You truly do. Voted up and across the board. Shared also. Best wishes and take care.


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bac2basics 4 years ago from Spain

Hi Nell. You would be very welcome.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Wow. What an awesome honest hub! Loved it and loved learning a bit of your story. Alos loved that your grandmother enjoyed wrestling! Voted up!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

After reading your engaging hub, it is so nice to know more about you! The first hub I read among your wonderful hubs was Julia Pastrana...and I enjoyed reading many of your amazing hubs . Sorry that I avoided your supernatural hubs - I am really afraid! I will continue reading more and more hubs from you! You are indeed a unique and supportive hubber!

Way to go!

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up


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grandmapearl 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Hi Nell, now that I know what makes You YOU, I love you even more! Your articles reflect your inner passion, sense of humor, determination and soul. By the way, I had a grandmother a little like yours, she never knew how funny she was until she heard us all laughing! So glad to have been able to get to know you better--thanks for sharing. Voted Up across the board, of course!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Thanks for a little insight into the mysterious Nell AKA Mel.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi avian, sorry it took me so long to answer, I had to reconfigure my pc, totally had a breakdown! lol! not me, the pc! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi grandmapearl, lol! she definitely sounds like my gran too! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks ishwaryaa, I totally understand about the psychic stuff, its not for everybody, thank you so much for reading and your support, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Glimmer, thanks so much for reading, be over shortly now my pc is working! lol!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Anne.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi lyric, thank you so much! I really enjoy your hubs to, and thanks for making my day!


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kimberlie33 3 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

I love this! Great to get to know the person behind the fabulous hubs.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi kimberlie, thanks so much, and glad you liked it, nell


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toknowinfo 3 years ago

This was great on so many levels, but mostly, it is so wonderful to learn more about you. You are a very interesting person, and I am glad to know you better. Thanks for sharing yourself, it even gives a new dimension to the hubs you have written.


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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

Nell, I think we may have the same genes...my nana was also a wrestling nut who screamed at the TV and shouted obscenities at Adrian Street and Mick McManus every Saturday teatime - she was similarly violent during rugby matches :o) Nice it was too getting to know you a bit more !


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Nell, you have done a fantastic self-interview. I loved the questions you raised and answers you came up with. There is so much to learn form your experience.


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

I was drawn here to read this one by Vinaya Ghimire's comment. ; ) You are very entertaining to read and fun. I love your humor, even in writing about yourself. Great piece! Love it!


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b. Malin 3 years ago

Well Nell, or Mealneeeee! Love it! I'm so Glad I found YOU, my Wonderful Hub Writer, and Friend from across the Sea. You Educate, you make us Smile, and Delight Us with your Wonderful Hubs.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi b. Malin, thanks so much! glad to know you too! lol! I just thought well why not do this hub? lol! glad you liked it, and thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

HI dreamseeker, thanks for reading, and for commenting, glad you liked it and thanks, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Vinaya, thanks so much, I loved your interview too, so interesting, glad to see you, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Jools, lol! oh yes Mick McManus! that was the one! she loved him! haha! yep we have the same genetics! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi toknow, great to see you, and thanks so much, nell


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alancaster149 3 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

This is like standing in Piccadilly Circus with all these passers-by! I'll give you a wave if I see you through the bodies. What it is to be popular, eh?


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, lol! thanks as always, and nice to see you, nell


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina

Loved this self-interview and learning more about you.

Particularly enjoyed the story about your petite nanny Rose and her cheering the wrestlers on!

Also liked the personal photos.

Voted up and interesting.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Gail, lol! thanks so much again, yes she was a little thing, but my goodness when that wrestling came on she became a superwoman!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. I am so happy to meet you here and I am glad to be your friend. You are good example for us. Thanks for writing about your experience in HubPages and I believe that we all happy to follow your tips. Nell, you still my favorite. I love your photograph. You look so beautiful and very talented as well. Voted up and pressing the buttons, except funny. Success for you. Cheers :-)

Prasetio


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Dardia 3 years ago from Michigan

I love this! I even had to share it with my facebook friends. As I told my friends, you always make me smile! It was nice getting to know you a little better. A great idea too. I think all Hubbers should write a Hub about themselves. :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Pras, Aw thanks so much! its great to see you, and I love your comments, thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Dardia, thanks so much, I just got writers block so I thought, what now? lol!


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Nell Rose, you are such a delight in my personal online-realm. Your hubs never fail to entertain and uplift me. You and I would have been a mean team at those tea-parties in your woods. Lol!

You may think I am neglecting you - oh yes, I am neglecting so many of my online friends and even my friends in real life, because I have too many and I don't want to drop one of them. So true, we learn a LOT from each other.

This is a marvelous interview! I now feel closer to you as ever and the Spinx may call us hub-buddies till death do us part :)

Please shout a hello in David's direction :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Martie, that would have been great! lol! I can see us hitting the pubs together, how great would that be? I know what you mean, we have so many to keep up with its a bit like juggling plates! haha! and yes hub buds forever! Hello David! lol! great to meet you!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nell,

you are one of my favorite writers on hubpages, a good friend, and inspiration to visit England. The pictures you posted look like a place I want to visit. I love the brick buildings, especially.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi PDX, thanks so much for reading, yes it was an old fort that we were visiting, love all those old places! lol!


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theraggededge 3 years ago from Wales

So glad I found you (or you found me)! Love this and can't wait to read more!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

I missed this hub. Enjoyed reading about your life and looking at your photos. Voted uP!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi ragged, thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi moonlake, I am glad you liked it, and thanks so much for reading, nell


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Hi Mel, nee Nell. Anyway! Awesome and enjoyable hub. Glad to know a bit more about you.

Voted up and sharing.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi rajan, lol! thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, nell


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Angie Jardine 3 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

Greetings from sunny Cornwall, Nell … pleased to ‘virtually’ meet you.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

lol! Thanks Angie!


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baygirl33 3 years ago from Hamilton On.

Hi Nell!

What a fun hub!

love your personality.

I have seen people floating around also, I have even watched myself sleep from somewhere around the ceiling,but people give you that look when listening to your story don't they? My family says I do that when I'm in a state of almost nervous breakdown. Maybe but that's not my opinion LOL.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi baygirl, lol! yes I know what you mean! people never really understand it until they get the spooky stuff themselves! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Nell. What a great hub this is. Touching so many subjects and moving smoothly from one to the other. I know you have many followers, that is because it comes across, that you care and know about your subjects. Thank you.

Graham.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Graham, and so nice to see you too, nell


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

How wonderful that you would reveal so much of yourself in such a charming way. I thoroughly enjoyed the glimpse into your life. Love your easy, breezy writing style!


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bodylevive 3 years ago from Loachapoka, Alabama

I love your hubs. Keep well and I shall return.


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never ben married 3 years ago

Hi Nell - clearly you have been a member of this website a long time, perhaps even a hubpage "Boss"? I did enjoy reading this one and you look great in blue! Cheers!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi bodylevive, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi never, nah never a boss! lol! they wouldn't have me! haha! thanks so much, and blue is my favorite color!


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rutley 3 years ago from South Jersey

Hey Nell, you go girl! I never want to divulge my real name as I do not

face book or any other social media besides hubpages. It's the one thing that no one in my family knows about me and I like that mystery.

Plus, all I write about is humorous things that have happened to me and ......oh, I just don'tknow......what do you think about that?


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Sorry rutley, I have been off the internet for a couple of days, thanks for reading, I will be over to read shortly, thanks!


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I love the name Nell Rose. It's nice to know where it comes from. I'm sure that your mum and your gran love the name as well! I love your writing style. Your hubs reflect your personality and are always interesting to read. I am happy to learn more about you and appreciate you sharing your world with us! Keep on keepin' on! Voting up and more! :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi sgbrown, thanks so much, I just thought I would introduce myself properly! lol!


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Lilleyth 3 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

In America they would call you a "pistol"! Always enjoy your hubs Nell.

Slang Dictionary

pistol definition

n.

a person who is bright, quick, or energetic. (Implying hot as a pistol or quick as a pistol.) : Ask that pistol to step over here for a minute, would you?


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Lol! thanks Lilleyth, what a great name to call me! I will remember that and make sure my family call me it too! haha!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

So nice to learn a bit more about you and the inspiration behind your chosen name here on HubPages. Like you, I love getting to know many different people from around the world and am amazed at the things I learn by reading hubs. It is a constant learning experience. Congrats on your 3 years of hubbing. Looking forward to reading many more of your hubs in the future. Up and interesting votes!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Peggy, thanks so much, yes I love the name nell, in fact I just found her 1890 bible! she has written little poems in the first and last pages, seems it runs in the family! lol! glad you liked it, and thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Peggy, thanks so much, yes I love the name nell, in fact I just found her 1890 bible! she has written little poems in the first and last pages, seems it runs in the family! lol! glad you liked it, and thanks!


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lex123 3 years ago

Hi Neil, I still love to call you by this name because I came to know you and your wonderful hubs through this name. You're always an inspiration, and congrats for completion of 3 years in this platform.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi lex, thanks so much, yes its a long time on here! lol! but I love every minute, great to see you! and thanks, nell


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Ingenira 3 years ago

Didn't know your name means more than a name and a surname, until now. lol. I always enjoy reading your hubs. God bless and happiness always!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Ingenira, lol! yes its a mix match! glad you liked it, and thanks!


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Hi Nell, finally caught up with you. Great self interview and something I have never thought of doing but may well give it a go. It's always nice to see fellow Tykes on here, although I defected to Cambridgeshire 15 years ago now. I do miss the hills as it is flat and boring here.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi coffee, nah I am a southerner! lol! not sure what Tykes are? up north? apples and pears stairs! haha! great to see you, nell


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Nell Rose! :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Linda, it was great thanks! My brother let me loose in the book shop, so I came away with tons of great reading! lol! yes I know, pretty boring, but I am a book aholic! thanks so much, nell


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Nothing at all boring about doing something that makes you happy on your birthday. No matter what it is. Even if its looking at a photo of half naked cowboys! :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Linda, LOL! Now that was the best! there is a method to my madness though, buy a good book, take it to the nearest cafe and sit and read, but all the time looking over the top to see the hotties coming in! haha!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Well, now that I've crawled out from under that rock, I've found this lovely hub about our Nell!

You were one of my first followers/followee, whatever, but the time with you has been a blast. You've taught me, made me laugh, and led me on a journey or two.

Here's to many more years on HP my friend!

Voted up, useful, funny, and interesting.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi mary! lol! Aw thanks so much! we have made each other laugh! and yes heres to many more, thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi mary! lol! Aw thanks so much! we have made each other laugh! and yes here's to many more, thanks!


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sligobay 2 years ago from east of the equator

Happy New Year Nell Rose and congratulations on your new marriage as I remember your Transition piece. I am glad that you and your son are well. I also hope that things have worked out for him/her as he/she is your baby pappa/mamma. I have fallen to a level 4 commentor because I can't spend the time at Hub Pages anymore. I still love reading and writing but don't chase the accolades HP offers. I'll be here six years next month. Cheers. Gerry


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

HI Gerry, its so great to see you! Yes thanks we are all great! my son has a lovely girlfriend and a good job now so can't get better than that! lol! I never got married, but was seeing someone, but now back on my own, and my ex is fine too! lol! I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year, and don't leave it so long to pop back in okay? lol!


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sligobay 2 years ago from east of the equator

So sorry to hear about your breakup. But its nice to know that you're still available for a coffee if I ever get back to the UK. Not that marriage would prevent a harmless visit, but some husbands get funny. I just wrote about Sellafield in Cumbria in my new Hub, Atomic Shadows, a short poem. I've been on my own for a dozen years now and glad of it. My life is more interesting because I never shut the door on a good laugh or a bit of rock and roll. All the best, all the time. Gerry


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Gerry, you would be very welcome! And me too! I may be older now but I still like going to the pub and all sorts of music! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

You never cease to amaze me!! I've been a fan for a long time, and I expect to be for a long time in the future, too. If you ever get to the US and Florida, I'll have the sweet tea and cookies ready for you!


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

I saw this in the feed and enjoyed reading it again just as much as the first time. Wish I could have met your gran and your aunt. Nice that you have taken their names as your pen name. :))


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

I have read many of your submissions over the two years I have been here. It is always so interesting to learn more about what makes the writer tick.

Enjoyed this from beginning to end.

Angels are on the way to you ps :D


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Aw thanks mary! lol! that would be so lovely! I would love to come and have tea with you, that would be the best holiday! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Peggy, thanks so much for reading, and for whoever put it in the feed, I missed that so I am really grateful, yes my namesake would have been lovely to meet, I saw the twinkle in her eye in the photos! lol!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi pstraubie, thanks so much for reading, and its great to see you!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Second time around...second comment called for. And you are 17 months MORE sweet & wonderful than you were back then...and we all love you 17 months-worth MORE!!.........Peace, Paula


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Aw thank you Paula! lol! not sure about the sweet but..LOL! great to see you as always, nell


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Hello Nell Rose.

What a wonderful, taylor made article. Nice to meet you, nice to be punched by you much harder than previous punches of my dearly loved authors telling me:" just keep writing; make it simple." WhichI don't. ( Learning how to [?!] ). Anyway my exculpation is ssoo "real " a " huge" because I think to myself, I can't write about anything or everything I have to write about something. ( A slight indication of that " something " can be sensed in my comments most often…)

No, no , not at all I'm not a perfectionist, English is my newest of "other" languages and still learning new words, e.g. in above article you have "Lat"But Not Least… or is just me ?

Thank you for letting me participate.( A one thing we have in common " I am just old me , also .)

Voted useful and interesting.

michaEL


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Michael, lol! that's okay, good for you for learning English, I am sure you will do well on here, and thanks.


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ocfireflies 19 months ago from North Carolina

Nell,

I love the word, "sojourn," too! Smiles. I have been working on my 100th hub and wanting to do this kind of hub: The Interview.

I am finding this to be a challenge.

Reading your hub has helped me to "keep, keepin' on"

Thank You.

V+/Share

Blessings,

Kim


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tobusiness 19 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Nell, I don't know why I hadn't seen this very interesting hub before. I must get out more. Absolutely brilliant, and just as I've always imagined you to be, spiritual with a great sense of fun. An interesting read.


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Nell Rose 19 months ago from England Author

Hi Kim, thanks for reading, i can't wait to read yours too! be over to 'have a nosy' as we say in England! LOL!


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Nell Rose 19 months ago from England Author

Thanks so much Jo, glad you liked it, I could have carried on writing, but didn't want to bore anyone! lol! hope your having a great evening, and thanks


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cam8510 19 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Thanks for this Nell. Wonderfully written, funny, informative and, well, funny. Reminds me of the self interview hub I did for a writer's challenge here recently. It's nice to get to know you a little better.


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Nell Rose 19 months ago from England Author

Thanks cam, lol! I have no idea why I wrote this, just one of those brain freeze days when I couldn't think of anything to write about! thanks for reading, nell

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