Friday, October 06, 2017

A Note To Dad, In Heaven


I hope to spend some time by the seaside soon. :)

I want to stand beside the ocean,
I want to write your name in the sand,
Then when the waves come to wash it away,
I want to write your name again.
I'm reminded of our times together
When i played contently at the beach
In Cyprus and Malaysia
When we went snorkling together
And you chased me as I shrieked
There was so much laughter
There was so much fun
You helped me build my sandcastles
Then we knocked them down again
I giggled as I watched you
Oh how I wish we could do it again
I can feel the warm rays of sunshine
Upon my glowing face
As I stand and watch the ocean
I am trying to remember your smile
The donkey rides at Cleethorpes
And fish and chips at the beach
The Sands of time
Oh where has the time gone?
If only time could stand still.
I can now feel the cool sea breeze
The sun begins to set
Each wave is like a memory
A memory I cannot forget
They will keep returning to haunt me
Because memories never say goodbye.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Oh I do like to be beside the sea
Where the brass bands play tiddly om pom pom
My memory of you will alway live on.

By SmileyRoseFrances x

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Graduation Congratulations :)


Congratulations to my daughter Lauren Napper and her boyfriend Lewis Woodhouse for Graduating yesterday at the Cathedral, St Albans.  We all had a super day and I felt very proud and tearful as I watched Lauren at the presentation, which was so very well organised. I loved the musicians who played the William Tell Overture too #Brilliant.

The day brought back memories of my other daughter Catherine Napper, doing exactly the same thing, 3 years ago.  Indeed they are both very smart cookies. :)
 :)

Well that is the last of my children to have completed full-time education.  It also means that I do not need to worry about what their future brings. Catherine Napper BA went straight into a full-time job, after completing Uni and it seems that Lauren Napper Bsc will do the very same. :)

Lauren and her boyfriend will be moving to London, into their new flat today!!!! Congratulations Lewis Woodhouse Bsc for managing to get into a full-time job straight away too. :)

They are all such great kids and they all deserve the very best. Good luck with the steady progression in their lives and I am looking to hearing about their future. I am hoping they all go on to do better/greater things in life. Xxx

As for me.........now what? 😂😯

I need to win the lottery and move to London me thinks 😂😂😂😂😂

SmileyRose

P's I have taken lots and lots of photographs, which I will get around to posting soon xx



SmileyRoseFrances x

Monday, August 28, 2017

I Have My Own Beliefs.....

Thank you to a friend for giving me the copy of her 'Awake' magazine. They used to be delivered through my letterbox when i lived in Stamford, a number of years ago. Although I am not a Jehovah's Witness, I am always open to reading about all of the different faiths and religions, particularly if they are different to my own.. :)

I remember a really nice guy once giving me a Mormon bible to read, when I lived in Stamford.

It does not hurt to read and to understand about all of the different faiths and religions.  I accept that we all believe in the many different faiths etc so why can't other people accept it. God intended for us to all get along together, not to fight about who is right or who is wrong. It is quite OK to believe in God, but also to accept that we all have our different beliefs and different methods in which we like to practice our faiths/beliefs. Some of us prefer to pray in a church,  some of us don't. I do not judge others because of the way they like to pray, just as long it does not interfere with my own beliefs.

Let's just accept that we are all different. Just because someone else does not belive in the same thing as you, it does not mean anyone is wrong!!!!!!!!



SmileyRoseFrances x

Monday, July 24, 2017

Operation Dynamo - 'Dunkirk'

I have always said that history is very important. There wouldn't be a today if it wasn't for yesterday and all of those brave people who lost their lives during the WW2 and during 'Operation Dynamo.'

This evening I went to watch the film 'Dunkirk' .....What a fabulous ffim!

The film told the story of true events which took place during the Dunkirk evacuation, code named 'Operation Dynamo' AKA the Miracle of Dunkirk.

The film starred Kenneth Branagh,  Fiennes Whitehead, Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Callan Murphy, Jack Lowden and Mark Ryland.

The film is set in May 1940 when Germany advanced into France and the allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Troops were slowly evacuated using every navel and civilian vessel that could be found. 333,000 soldiers were safely evacuated.

Spitfire aircraft joined the aerial battle in Dunkirk.

Winston Churchill called the events in France 'A colossal military disaster' saying "the whole root and core and brain of the British Army had been stranded at Dunkirk and seemed about to perish or be captured. In his speech, he hailed the rescue as a " Miracle of Deliverance"

3,500 British soldiers lost their lives.

The film was wonderful. Definitely one to go  and see. :)

P's When I saw the letter LC written on the side of the Spitfire, I immediately though about my daughters Catherine and Lauren.  😀


SmileyRoseFrances x

Sunday, July 23, 2017

I Can Only Speak English

*Tuts* Asking me to like something I do not understand completely, is asking too much. I have never learnt another language apart from schoolgirl French. I can only speak English fluently. :)

I would never live in another country whereby English was not the main spoken language. I would not expect people to understand me when I am visiting abroad, but I would expect them to be hospitable and helpful, particularly if there is a language barrier during my short visit to their country. I am not planning on permanently living anywhere that does not speak English as the main language, however I can embrace someone else's culture etc during my visit/when I am in their country.

I have lived abroad in Cyprus for 3 years, as a child. I made friends during my stay.  I learnt a little of the Cypriot language, but not enough as I had no plans to live in a non English speaking country. My Father was only based there temporarily with the RAF. I respected the Cyprus people/Cypriots and their culture during my stay. They are indeed such lovely people. I have since visited friends who live there. :)

SmileyRoseFrances x

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wimbledon :(

Oh no! So sorry to see him out! An injury may cause #AndyMurray to take a break after losing a five-set battle to Sam Querry.:

SmileyRoseFrances x

Antarctic Iceberg and Climate Change

The UK needs to urgently tackle climate change after the recent Antarctic iceberg, the size of Wales and four times the size of London, splits from ice shelf.

Scientists say the iceberg would not have an effect on global sea levels as it was already floating on water.

Click Here
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/28/science/what-is-climate-change.html



SmileyRoseFrances x

More Breaking News- GP's To Take Part In A Ballot

Some More Breaking news - GP's are to take part in a ballot later on this year. They are considering stopping the registration of all new patients. About 23,000  GP' s in England are to take part in the ballot. It could see them collectively suspending all new registrations. People moving area/home could be left without a GP.
If all in favour, a second ballot will take place and it will determine if closures will go ahead.

These drastic measures are said to be necessary to defend patient
Safety, morale and health. The increase arose after mounting pressure on the GP Surgeries  re mounting workloads and patients requiring double slots for their appointments, if they do not speak the English language, because they need to allow the extra time for interpreters etc.

In the mean time, GP's in Northern Ireland are carrying out a ballot over whether or not to resign from the NHS and consider charging for appointments.

Click here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4524240/GPs-threaten-stop-taking-new-patients-protest.html


SmileyRoseFrances x

Pig Skin Bra

Apparently, there is a new breast reconstruction procedure called Braxon. It is for women who choose to have reconstruction after having a mastectomy.  The procedure entails a mesh made up of specially treated pig skin, like an internal bra, to hold the silicone implants in place. It helps to give women a more natural look after having a mastectomy. It can be modelled into a natural breast shape and it integrates well inside the human body.

Another medical breakthrough. ☺

SmileyRoseFrances x