- Frances R. A. Napper
- My name is Frances Rose Agnes Napper aka SmileyRose. I am a friendly and fun loving individual. I like meeting new/old friends. Although I love being with friends, I also enjoy my own space from time to time. I have a number of hobbies. I enjoy taking photographs, going to the theatre, travel (visiting new and exciting places), reading, films and listening to music. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I particularly enjoy it when we all get together. I was a full-time mother for both of my daughters and I did not go back to work until they both reached primary school age. The UK has a lot to offer because there are so many picturesque places to visit. I particularly enjoy the British countryside. My home town was in Stamford, Lincolnshire although I am currently living in Peterborough. My Father was a serving member of the RAF. I'd consider myself well travelled from a very early age (6 months old). Divorced - for 10yrs. Currently single. I am interested in meeting nice folk only. :) Star sign - Leo the Lion. Birthday -July 29th. That's me in a nutshell. :)
Friday, December 31, 2010
The most spectacular New Year firework display I have ever seen thanks to the BBC. London this was spectacular! I loved it. :)
After 3...1,2,3 :o)
...and a little sing-along with Andy Stewart ;) Awww remember bringing in the New Year with Andy Stewart. Awww those were the days. :)
We could practice this one for later. ;)
"Auld Lang Syne" - "Happy New Year" Altogether now. ;) Thinking about the fun New Year Eves I had with my Grandma when I was younger. My cousin and I had the very important job of one of us running out with the old calender, and the other running in with the new one. Some folk do it with pieces of coal, however we did it with calenders. A lovely old tradition I remember getting my own children to try out one year...well until they moaned it was too cold out there so we had to knock that one on the head. :o)
Edinburgh's Hogmany fireworks last year...The New Year just isn't the same without the bagpipes. :)
Try playing all of the above together. It's quite effective....and noisy. ;)
Well, you have to keep your spirits up just because it's that time of year. ;o)
Bottoms up and have fun doing whatever it is you are all doing this evening. :)
Snowball drink recipe
I hope to see some more of my family members on New Years day to catch up with the rest of the soaps this Christmas. :)
My family have a habit of making me giggle sometimes and my father is no exception. Poor Marion. ;)
Who needs to watch the soaps every day when you have family members who can keep you in touch with what's going on. I suppose there will come a time when I may have to start watching the soaps most days myself, but whilst I have parents who actually love the soaps and who are still around to discuss them with me, then there's no need for me to do so just yet.
There's nothing I like better than to catch up with my family just so they can let me know all of the gory details and what's occuring in the soaps. ;)
"Thank You" by Dido
It's Almost Time To Throw Out The Old And Bring In The New - I'm Looking Forward To Having A Perfect Year Next Year :)
There comes a time when you have to get a grip, take a good hold of yourself, give yourself a little shake up, be brave about it all and make some of those changes you've been wanting to make for a long time. What better time to make them. ;o)
Later this evening I shall be raising my glass to having a perfect year next year. :o)
In fact there is no partying for me this year, for a change. I have decided to have a quiet drink somewhere instead. I know...it's so totally unlike me. :)
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Ewww! Is it just me or are we all getting older? It doesn't seem that long ago when we were all aahing when the Princess Royal gave birth to her first child. Where have all the years gone? :)
"Reflection" from the film Mulan
Oooer! My life is running parrelel to someone elses life right this minute...I wonder whos? *Sigh* :)
"Love And Hate Collide" by Def Leppard :)
Remember! Newer models don't always mean better because some of the older models can be right little goas. ;o)
"You've Got A Friend In Me" :)
Unknowingly, I ate Flying Fox with my parents when we lived in Malasia a number of years ago. My father was based at RAF Butterworth at the time.
My ex once cooked dinner for me and I unknowingly ate hare. Ewww. :)
Classic, Pretty and Casual sometimes. :)
I too attended one of my close friends weddings once. I was the maid of honour and I wore a pretty little lace creamy coloured dress. I most certainly didn't outshine the bride on her day, however it was a pretty dress just the same. :)
The same friend once heard me singing in the kitchen whilst I was washing dishes one evening. LOL I tricked her into thinking that I'd made the song up when she asked who sang it. LOL I think she was really impressed by my singing. ;)
This is the famous song I sang that evening. I love the song. :)
"Rock N Roll Waltz" by Kay Starr
My small collection of DVD's is looking good. :)
"Jai Ho" by The Pussycat Dolls
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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PS you get more points if you use the down button to take the shark to the bottom of the sea and then try making him jump out of the sea to grab the aircrafts. Hmmm I can hear the "Jaws" music in the background. Spooky. ;)
Elton is going be a much older parent, this is usually the age when most parents look at becoming grandparents, will he be able to cope with all of the demands a young child requires? Perhaps with his kind of money he will be able to employ lots of nannies to help out; however remember the film "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"...Ewwwww nannies from hell. Good luck! :)
Monday, December 27, 2010
"Driving In My Car" by Madness
I am so thankful that I managed to visit her those few months ago. My last memories of her are when she opened her eyes very briefly and she smiled serenely at me.
My love goes out to the whole family who have lost their mother. I'm thinking of you all. I hope you all have the courage and strength to get over this sad event in your lives. XXXX
"In The Arms Of An Angel" by Sarah McLaughlin
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The new series takes us back to 165 Eaton Place and new owners Lady Agnes and her husband move into the house. Rose Buck who is the former parlormaid and now runs her own agency for domestic servants helps with the renovation.
I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the series. :)
The girls and I giggled right the way through the Christmas special programme, the one when Frank Spencer plays the part of an angel in the nativity play. LOL I don't remember going through the roof when I played the part of an angel in the school nativity play all of those years ago, not quite like he did. ;)
God Bless Everyone x
O Holy Night - by Celine Dion :)
Here’s a little bit of the Christmas story from the Bible. This account is from a book of the Bible written by a guy named Luke.
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no vacancy for them.
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.’
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,
‘Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.’
When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’
They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.
Aha! So that’s where the manger and the shepherds come in.
That’s pretty much the story of Christmas. God living among the people he created. It’s an amazing thought but it’s even more amazing when you thread the whole story of Jesus’ life together. After all, usually when we celebrate someone’s birthday we don’t just remember the day they were born, we celebrate who that person has become and what they’ve brought to the world.
If we’re still celebrating the life of someone born around 2000 years ago, we’ve got to assume that they lived a remarkable life. If you want to find out more about the remarkable life of Jesus, I’d encourage you to grab a Bible in an easy to read translation and then read one of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John) to find out about Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection.
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"Away In A Manger"
"Once In Royal David's City"
"O Come All Ye Faithful' by Anne Murray
The children were pleased with their presents, and so was I. :)
After eating loads we sat down together and we watched some quality TV viewing, my favourites being "The Single Ronnie" LOL it made me chuckle and "Dr Who". :) "Bridget Jones Diary" was on the TV again this year too....it was nice to have a helping of Hugh too. ;)
During the evening we played a family board game before retiring for the evening. By the way, I lost! :( The one game I have been missing most in these recent years is everyone having a game of 'Cherades'....I love playing Cherades. I am much better at that game. ;) We telephoned the rest of the family just to wish them all a Happy Christmas. They all seemed so close, yet so far away. :)
I have been totally in relaxed mode this Christmas which is something I have not done for quite some time.
I'm loving the Christmas festivities and I'm just off to enjoy it some more.
I hope you have all had a perfect Christmas too. :)
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker have definitely become favourites with this comedy. Over the years the programme has grown and it seems to have become better with age...a bit like a vintage port. ;)
Road accidents can be very traumatic for adults, so can you imagine just how traumatic it is for a child.
Well done the Police. :)
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police
This evening I sat and wrapped Christmas presents whilst I sat and watched the film "Surviving Christmas" starring Ben Affleck. For all of those who have not watched the film yet I totally recommend it to you. Ben Affleck is just brilliant in it. The film is all about a millionaire who doesn't have a family of his own. He's looking to spend Christmas with a family and he's more than willing to pay for it. :)
Apart from having a soft spot for all Ben Affleck look-alikes, I really enjoy this actors films. Surviving Christmas is a funny romantic comedy, typical of the genre of films I mostly enjoy watching.
Well, the presents are just about wrapped and I just have one or two more Christmas cards to try and rush to folk before Christmas. :)
"Save The Best For Last" by Vanessa Williams
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Here's hoping all of my friends have a perfect Christmas. :)
PS Just because you haven't all received a Christmas card from me doesn't mean you are not a friend. It just means I ran out of cards, they're delayed in the post or I posted them late. ;) Here's thinking about those of you who are friends. :)
I'm hoping for a perfect Christmas with both Catherine and Lauren and seeing some of my friends during the Christmas period too. xxx :)
A staggering 42per cent of men interviewed said they would be less attracted to their girlfiend if they gained weight, some even willing to ditch their g/f's.
Well ladies, what can I say? If a guy is shallow enough to ditch you for such a reason then perhaps it is better you are not with him in the first place. It is far better to stick with a guy who loves you for being you.
Hey ladies, If you happen to lose weight and you end up looking fabulous then the guy who loves you for being you is likely to gain and the one who has ditched you, he's likely to be a loser. ;) :)
I once had a friend who was overweight. She was unhappy because she did not have a partner and she put it down to her being overweight. So she went on a strict diet and she managed to lose loads of weight. She was looking good. When she reached her target weight there was still no man on the scene. She stayed slim for around 2 years and still nobody even considered dating her.
Eventually she gave up with the diet and she went back to looking her old self again. She seemed less concerned about her weight this time around and she decided to to stick at doing what she loved best, eating/dining out. Maybe it was because she was more contented with life this time around but she finally met the man of her dreams and she was married not all that long ago.
The moral of the story: She was finally happy with herself and it brought out the best in her. She then met the man of her dreams not because she was slim but because she was contented within. :) You don't have to look like a super thin model to look and feel good, you just have to think positive. If you love yourself then you will have a happier frame of mind. :)
Why not try this at home! It's not harmful so kids can try it too. Wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and say to yourself "I love you you sexy beast." ;o)
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I wonder if I shall ever get to see the Queen?
Could this be the third bit of happy news coming from the palace one wonders?;)
Was that a real giant? "Heck! He seemed so real.
"Oh no he wasn't" or Oh yes he was"
They say good news usually comes in threes. I wonder what the third Royal announcement might be? ;)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
There's just one fault I have with the call out service like this. If you have problems with your vehicles whilst away from home and you want roadside assistance, it can seem to take forever getting through to RAC on your mobile telephone when they are busy. Just ringing them from your mobile telephone seems to eat into your credit! This is not at all good for those folk who are on a limited budget and who are just trying to 'call' someone out to their vehicles. Companies such as Orange charge you just to call RAC and if your credit happens to run out or if you did not have your credit card with you to top up at the time then you're in trouble. Not good at all.
Thankfully the car is working great again and thanks to St Nicholas for showing me how an immobolizer works. :)
Monday, December 20, 2010
I don't know about you lot but I feel as if I'm already in the Northpole. Heck! It's been so cold here lately and it feels like I'm already in the Northpole. :)
Five more days 'til Santa. I hope you all believe in Santa or else not presents for any of you this year. ;)
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" ....so be good for goodness sakes. ;)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
If I ever married again, this will definitely be the song playing at my wedding. ;)
"From This Moment" by Shania Twain
Saturday, December 18, 2010
My very first car was named 'Percy' the Fiat Panda. Then along came 'General Mickey' the Mini. After that came 'FeFe' the Fiesta. Then along came 'Perry' the Peugeot, then there was 'Willy' the VW and now there's 'Ruby' the Renault. :o)
It sounds like a list of lovers doesn't it...but I can assure you all that they were only cars. ;)
"Ruby" by Keiserchiefs
I am still with the same breakdown service all of these years later....however I'm hoping I won't need to use them in a hurry. :o)
Click Here: RAC Breakdown Cover
I can't believe that some folk actually drive their vehicles around without insuring or even taxing their cars. Both are equally as important when it comes to driving cars.
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"Cars" by Gary Newman
"Kiss" by Tom Jones
Here's thinking about 'all' of those folk you won't be seeng this Christmas. x
A feel good song for all graduates who have managed to achieve good exam results in the past years, no matter what their ages...altogether now. ;) "Yesterdays Dream" :o)
A special message to one young lady. I hope you are tucked up in bed now. Here's wishing you a "Get Well Soon" Love You More ;).....Love Mummy xxxx
"Love You More" by JLS
Friday, December 17, 2010
Hmmmm I wonder. Do you think we might have a white Christmas?
My deepest sympathy goes out to his family at this sad time. He was such a brilliant director and I loved the film Pink Panther.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I know I have been through a marriage break-up previously, however I was married for 15 years. It was a relatively long marriage by todays standards.
Personally speaking, I think you have to be married for a considerable length of time before you can even call it a marriage these days because some folk take marriage far too lightly. Marriage is not a joking matter and it's something which should be taken seriously.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Grabbing the bull by the horns means deal strongly with a difficult situation silly. ;)
Monday, December 13, 2010
PS. It seems Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens may have gone their seperate ways too. It's catching!
"Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen
If I am totally honest though, I was rooting for Rebecca to win...mainly because she has been the most consistent singer on the programme. She did not have any 'off' days and she always seemed to get out there and give it her best. She was the most outstanding singer on the show with Matt and One Direction both a close second. :)
You know what they say.....the No.2 is often the best! Look at Robbie Williams and the year he sang 'Angels'.....he should have been No.1 that year. ;) It was great to see 'Take That' on the programme too. :)
It is nice to meet up with all of the other family members from time to time. The day was relaxing. We exchanged gifts and cards. My middle sister is a fabulous cook.
Friday, December 10, 2010
"Shout" by LuLu
Fifteen sleeps 'til Santa. :)
I saw a guy who looked just like Santa at work yesterday. He even had a deep chuckle the way you'd imagine Santa to laugh. He had a friendly smile too. I wonder? :)
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
When I was 5yrs old I played the part of the archangel gabriel. I had a long speaking part and of course I've been an angel ever since. The school I was attending at the time was Minden Barracks infant school, Penang. My teacher was Mrs Cuthbertson. The school was attended by a number of RAF children and it was indeed a British School. :)
"No, that felt more like snow to me," she replied. "No, I'm sure it was just rain, he said." Well, as these things go, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing. Just then they saw a minor communist party official walking toward them. "Let's not fight about it," the man said, "let's ask Comrade Rudolph whether it's officially raining or snowing."
As the official approached, the man said, "Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?"
"It's raining, of course," he answered and walked on. But the woman insisted: "I know that felt like snow!" To which the man quietly replied: "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!"
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
"Come On Feel The Noise" by Slade
I have also heard that the reason behind this is because many parents are worried about their children not getting into work after they leave full time education. It seems 'sex' sells these days and there are far too many folk encouraging this around the country with all of the new types of clubs etc which have been opening around the various cities. There is too much sex advertised on the internets too. Some folk are wondering whether or not it is preferable to let their children get into that kind of industry just to make quick and easy money...particularly as lifestyles seem to be changing.
Yes, times have changed since I was a teenager. It seems children are growing up far too soon these days.
I do hope that there will be a number of parents like myself still. Those who will continue to shelter and protect their children by giving them a good upbringing and allowing them to remain children for as long as possible. In my heart I know I am doing the correct thing because I love my children very much.
"The Greatest Love" by Whitney Houston
You can make an ordinary woman look absolutely stunning with it. I've never used it on myself before, hence the reason I never look as stunning in my photos as some of those folk in the celeb world of glamour 'n' glitz ....but hey, I'm happy.
I wish her luck in the future.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
2. Why did you leave me? When did you leave me? Where was I when this happened?
3. When we wear our heart on our sleeve, nobody notices our great butts!
4. If I have to be 'perfect' to keep my man faithful, then I'd rather just let him go and live alone. Perfect is an impossible state.
5. Love grows where trust is laid, and love dies where trust is betrayed.
6. Yearn for where you want to go, not for where you have already been: Your future will be better, your days will be brighter, and your nights will be filled with the glorious heavens.
7. I looked in the mirror this morning, but I only saw me without you.
8. If I stop thinking of you, will you be gone to me forever?
9. Sad endings begin every new romance.
10. If breakups never existed the music industry would go bankrupt.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Stacey to win!!!! ;o)
Sean second. ;o)
She has such a lovely personality.
The programme reminds me of (Chris) Tarrant on TV and the Japenese Endurance game. LOL
Rebecca - "You've Got To Show Me Love" - it was totally the right song and she sang it just beatifully. That lady showed me that she really could sing this week. She was absolutely fabulous!
Mary - I love the song she chose this week. "I Never Can Say Goodbye"...beautifully sung. :)
Matt Cardle I wasn't at all keen on his song this week maybe it wasn't his genre. I know poor Matt had a cold, but I actually thought it was the wrong song for him to sing. Sorry Matt.
Cher - She didn't chose the best song this week.
One Direction - It was possibly my least favourite performance of theirs on the programme so far, however
it wasn't that bad and I still enjoyed listening to their song.
Matt - It still wasn't the best chosen song but much better than the first song.
Mary - Wow! I love the song "Memories" and it was so well sung by Mary this evening.
Cher - She sang a really tricky song which she seemed to struggle singing it. Yet again the song was not my favourite.
Rebecca - She sang 'Amazing Grace' and she really was amazing. I loved her version of the song and out of all of the contestants this evening, this lady was just brilliant. She is a classy lady who has a class act. She is definitely going far with her singing career. Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!
One Direction - Fabulous! This Snow Patrol song "Chasing Cars" was definitely a good song choice this evening. Much better! It's sad about the recent bad news one member of the band has been experiencing recently.
For those of you who have not yet visited either, I thoroughly reccommend that you do. :)
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I am qualified to work within administration/clerical worker. Shortly after I left school when I was searching for work I found that most companies preferred experienced workers. At the time I didn't understand this reasoning, mainly because I'd just qualified within a trade and I was looking for work within that trade.
I realized a few years later that I actually agreed with those companies who only employed someone because they were good at their jobs and because they'd had past experience at their job.
Personally I think just because someone is newly qualified and they have a qualification in hand, it does not necessarily mean that they should all be out there doing the job it says they are capable of doing on their certificate of qualification/s. Not straight away. Quite the contrary really, which is why I think everyone should be forced to go and do a job just to get some experience of working within the workforce.
If you have a trade and you have been working within that trade already, then I don't have a problem with those persons/folk looking for work within that same trade, mainly because they have achieved their experience already and they have proven that they are capable of doing their jobs already. If they have been away from work for a few years taking care of children then it is advisable for those folk just to go back to college to brush up on their skills just to ease them back into work again.
Personally I think those who are not experienced within the workforce, they are more likely to get more satisfaction at finding work within their trade eventually because they have gone out there and they have proven to me that they are not afraid of hard work/any work. As far as I am concerned, a person who has shown that they have some kind of pride in themselves and they have proved to me that they are doing a job because they want to earn a living then they are more likely to prove to me that they are far likely to do a good job. Mainly because they have proved to me that they are not afraid of hard work.
Look at me, I worked in a factory once making underwear for M&S a number of years ago and I worked long hours. I worked hard. I was qualified to work within an office, but apart from just a small certificate showing I'd passed a few exams, it shouldn't have meant that I should walk right into the job I wanted. It's good to get work experience anywhere you can at the time, so that by the time you reach my age, you feel as if you deserve to be working somewhere more suitable.
I have never been unemployed and I have always worked hard for much of my life. I even took up an extra job working behind a bar once, just to earn some money. I think I have proved myself within society and I certainly do not need to prove myself anymore.
I would like to see long term unemployed folk, particularly those who have never had experience within any trade/job previously; even if they are qualified I would like to see them all back at work doing whichever jobs they are capable of doing...provided of course they are fit enough to work. If they are not fit enough to do one job, then they may be fit enough to do another kind of job more suited to whichever disability they have. Who knows? It would be nice to see all of those long term unemployed folk doing some kind of job though.
Losing benefits and thinking you are going to be worse off should not matter, however getting yourself back into work should matter to you, if not for yourself, then for your families. Have some pride!
Employers should look at the history of someone’s work patterns before they employ a person just to see if they have accepted other work previously in order for them to have a reasonable CV. When you are younger it doesn't really matter what you are qualified to do just as long as you show that you are willing to work. Once you are in a job then there is nothing to stop you looking for the job you would like.
As for youngsters looking for their first jobs, I'd be more inclined to look at what a child has done whilst they have attended school if they came to me for a job ie., The Duke Of Edinburgh Awards for instance would make me show a particular interest in a youngster and also if they'd been involved in Cubs, Scouts, Brownies or The Girl Guides. All of this is likely to make me take an even special interest in the youngsters of today, mainly because they would have proven a good interest in other helpful/caring activities outside of the family home. I would need to see proof of their efforts ie., awards, certificates, photos etc before I employed someone as just about anyone can make something up to make their CV's look good. I would be far more interested in the truth though. :)
Dib dib dib dob dob dob
I Promise that I will do my best,
To love my God,
To serve my Queen and my Country,
To help other people
To keep the Guide Law
I would also take a great deal of interest in all of those lovely parents who have encouraged their children to take part in any of the above activities. :)