Wednesday, November 22, 2017

RIP David Cassidy

RIP David Cassidy - He was a singer, actor, he was a member of the Partridge family and he was my teenage idol.  He very sadly passed away after an illness.

I loved the partridge family as a young teenager. David Cassidy posters adorned my bedroom wall when I was a teenager. I am so glad I had the opportunity to see David perform at a Westend theatre, the Hippodrome, when he starred in'Time'.

He recorded a number of songs: "I think I love you", "I am a Clown", "Day dreamer", "Could It Be Forever", Cherished to name just a few.

I was so sorry to learn about David Cassidy passing away this morning. He will always be remembered as one of my first schoolgirl crushes.

RIP David Cassidy xx

SmileyRoseFrances x

Thursday, November 09, 2017

SmileyRose Art 😊

SmileyRoseFrances x

Pride Of Britain Awards

I sat and watched the #PrideOfBritainAwards with my Mum this evening. What can I say: #AmazingFolk #ProudToBeBritish #BravePeople #Heros #Inspirational  #Tears #Moving #FavouriteCelebs #Heartfelt #Brilliant  #Prince #PrideofBritain

SmileyRoseFrances x

Monday, October 16, 2017

Time To Say Good-Bye Beautiful Lady :(

Today i tried very hard to hold back the tears, whilst attending the funeral of a very dear family friend, Nancy Manners. This very special lady was like a special Aunt to me,  in fact I sometimes forgot that Nancy was not actually related to me. She was a beautiful person and she will be very sadly missed by my family members and I.

The service was held at the Marholm Crematoriam and afterwards, the wake was held at the Stamford Masonic Lodge. There were very moving tributes from Nancy's husband and their sons. Again, It brought tears to my eyes. The Service was lovely.😢

I have very fond memories of Nancy. I first met her when i was aged 11yrs old. My mum, was invited to Nancy's Avon Party and I went along with her. That evening Nancy chose me as one of her make-up models. She gave me a make-over. I felt so glamorous on that evening, as i had never really worn all that much make-up before. Nancy made me feel good about myself. I always looked up to her as a good role model, because she always looked so glamorous.

Both Nancy and her husband have always attended our family occasions. Indeed they attended my own wedding some years ago. I remember feeling so proud having this glamorous lady at my Wedding. When my husband and i eventually divorced, both Nancy and her husband were both there for me. In fact, they took me out shopping for my Birthday and we had lunch together. They were usually the first people I bumped into, whenever i visited Stamford. We would often have coffee together. I was greatly saddened to hear about Nancy falling ill. Of course this meant that i did not see her as often, due to her not being able to get out and about as often.

As i look back and remember Nancy, with great fondness.....i will always remember her holding my hand as we walked up the Stamford High Street together, and how loved she made me feel. This dear lady will be sadly missed by me.....and my family :(

Today reminded me of my own Father passing away 6 months ago. Another very sad day in my life, when i stood at the very same Crematorium.

Donations today were given to MIND. Donations can be sent via Andrew Woodhouse Independant Funeral Services, Stamford.

Good-bye Nancy. X



Time To Say Good-Bye :(

SmileyRose x

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 SmileyRose 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 what? 😂😯

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


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

SmileyRose 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