Time to chillax and recharge my bat­ter­ies

Rutherglen Reformer - - Gossip Girl -

Happy New Year to all my lovely col­umn read­ers! I hope you all had a lovely fes­tive pe­riod.

My new motto for 2017 is a great phrase I saw on Face­book re­cently - ‘Not my cir­cus, not my mon­keys’ which I thought was a fab­u­lous short way of re­mind­ing your­self ‘Each-totheir-own’.

Worry a lit­tle less about the neg­a­tive ac­tions of oth­ers, whether that’s what they are do­ing, what they are not do­ing, what they are say­ing and what they are not say­ing un­less it di­rectly af­fects you. I think we would all be a lot less stressed if we fol­lowed this motto in 2017. in Go­van­hill I used to live in when we first moved to Scot­land af­ter my Dad left the army, be­fore I came to Castlemilk.

On the way to my Grans I al­ways stop at the same roll shop that has been there since I was a wee girl: Cald­well’s Di­ary, bet­ter known lo­cally as ‘Nan’s Roll Shop’. It is truly a wee Glas­gow gem.

The ladies in there are fan­tas­tic, re­ally friendly and kind. The place hasn’t changed since I was wee and I al­ways feel re­ally nos­tal­gic when I step in­side the door.

The girls al­ways ask me how my work is go­ing and I end up spend­ing ages in there chat­ting, keep­ing them off their work and get­ting in the way of other cus­tomers be­cause it’s such a nice wee place to pop into and re­minds me of my youth, when I was a quiet, shy thing (hon­estly, that used to be me) go­ing in with my dad to get his sliced cold meat.

Maria the man­ager says she can’t imag­ine me ever be­ing quiet and shy.

She said ‘What the hell hap­pened then?’ with a gig­gle when I told her that be­cause I’m such a chat­ter­box now.

Nan’s re­minds me of my youth, but it wasn’t un­til I was chat­ting to Marie prop­erly one day that I dis­cov­ered the shop has been there for decades.

It was taken over by Marie’s mother and fa­ther in-law, the late nan and Bill Cald­well, in the seven­ties but

Friendly Leah with the staff at Cald­well’s Dairy

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