- 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. :)
Saturday, July 31, 2010
I then attended Fisherton Anger Infant School, Salisbury, Wiltshire. I was somewhat saddened to learn recently that the old school no longer exists as it was demolished a number of years ago. :(
Although my family left Salisbury back in the 70's, I still have fond memories of my time living there.:)
"Sad Songs" by Elton John
Only today I visited Downtown and the Boundry Mill shopping centre. Then it was off to Grantham to have a walk around the town centre, passing by Lady Thatchers old home. Then it was off to visit my folks in Stamford.
"Downtown" by Petula Clark :)
"Goodmorning Baltimore" from film Hairspray. If you haven't watched the film....it's a must. :) One from my top ten list. :)
Friday, July 30, 2010
I received a number of text messages, cards and some prezzies. Thank you. :)
Although I worked during the day, I later went out to Prezzo with a female work friend. I ate meatballs and pasta, which was very delicious, along with a nice glass of wine to celebrate with. It wasn't a late night as I had an early rise this morning but as we ate our meal, the restaurant dimmed its lights and stuck a candle on our table. LOL no offence to my friend, but she didn't do a thing for me, not in the romantic sense or setting, but it was great fun just the same. ;)
Thank you all for remembering, even though I did hush it up a little. :)
Ps No I haven't reached another decade yes and I'm still in my 40's. :)
Just the other day I passed someone yelling and shouting on their mobile telephone whilst they were walking down the street. Eww shouting and yelling, it's likely to give you a sore throat. ;)
"Shout" by Lulu
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
LOL I wasn't sure quite how to take that and what's "terribly snooty"? Thank you and I'll take it as a compliment as that's the manner in which it was given to me at the time. :)
The programmer said, "In the region of £75,000 a year, depending on the benefit's package."
The HR Person said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks annual leave, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years - say, a red mercedes?"
The programmer sat up straight and said, "Wow!!! Are you kidding?"
And the HR Person said, "Certainly, ...but you started it."
I chose to return to full-time work again after going back to full-time college and upgrading all of my previous qualifications, plus gaining a few more during the process. :)
I pay for all of my own bills and I do not rely upon anyone else to pay them for me. I am an extremely proud person and I would much rather go out to work for a living that to feel that I'm a burden on society, hence my determination to get back to a job of some kind.
"9-5" by Dolly Parton
I was a full time mother and I didn't return to the workforce until my children reached secondary school age. We did not divorce until our children were old enough to understand that mum and dad would be parting and the separation/divorce had nothing to do with either of them. Both of us have continued to take an active part in our children's upbringing, albeit from separate homes.
I am a firm believer that if parents are to part, than an amicable parting between two parents can help when it comes to the welfare of the children. It is vitally important that children do not blame themselves or feel that they are loved less because their parents are no longer together.
I have never turned my children away from their father, nor he away from me. In fact both of us have continued to encourage our children to take an active part with each other, mainly because we both continue to love our children..."together" and we want what is best for them.
I have never in any of my posts, preached to anyone else telling them what they should be doing, quite the contrary as I understand that everyone else's circumstances are different to my own, however I like to share some of my stories with others from time to time and if they do not want to read, then they have my permission to switch off. :)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
For some reason I seem to keep meeting those who are much younger than myself (just recently, women who are much younger seem to want to keep befriending me) and as much as many of them seem nice...I very rarely seem to have lots in common with any of them. I still find it much better to have friends who are of a same/similar age group as me and folk from a similar background to me because we usually tend to share the same ideals, values etc....just a few things we are likely to have in common.
My old friends are an exception to this rule because I've known them for a long time, but when it comes to making new friends I have become somewhat fussy as it usually takes a while for me to get to know and to like someone. I don't really want to befriend youngsters, as nice as they may seem because I already have a couple of daughters who keep me young, particularly when we go out together.
I generally get along with most people, however when it comes to making good friendships it can be a little different as I much prefer friends within my own age group and those who are from a similar background/upbringing to myself. :)
Close your eyes, imagine you are somewhere nice and hot and there's a beach not too far away. Hmmmm now listen to the song. ;)
"No Face No Name No Number" :)
Of course the name Agnes came from my maternal grandmother. :)
"Release Me" by Agnes :)
I also came across a very nice lady who seemed well and truly grateful for a small job I did for her at work today. In order to show her gratitude she offered to buy me a cup of tea. How sweet. Aren't some folk just sweet? :)
"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond :)
If anyone else has managed to get hold of copies of 'that' photograph then that is not my doing because it has only ever been displayed on a private site and not for the whole world to view. :)
I am the kind of person who much prefers to leave something to the imagination and I much prefer to display only my more modest photographs here on the internet, particularly as this site is a public one. :)
A good tip to remember: Sexiness is not about how little one wears on their person, quite the contrary, it has more to do with how much a woman can look like a complete 'knockout' just by her very presence. Having a great personality and having a great smile can make her look totally sexy in a mans eyes. If you don't believe me, then just ask any gentleman what he finds sexy in a woman. :)
"Love Sex Magic" by Justin Timberlake ft Ciara
Monday, July 26, 2010
Forget about the really skinny girls between the ages of 20-30 whereby some look as if they've been underfed and they have no hips for the guys to grab hold off. Guys seem to be interested in the older women these days because they need a more voluptuous figure to snuggle up to.
These days either a woman is fast disappearing because of her endless diets or she's disappearing because she'd much rather spend her time working out at the local gym rather than snuggling up to her favourite guy.
Beware ladies, if you want to keep your guy try not to go on any drastic diets because most guys want someone they can grab hold off for some long and meaningful snuggles. ;)
A nice healthy weight is great for growing girls, it doesn't do them any harm to have a little puppy fat when they are teenagers.
If they are naturally skinny, then it can't be helped and quite often those folk do not look unhealthy just because they are skinny. I refer to those who constantly diet to make themselves look an unhealthy weight.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I cannot help the fact that I was brought up to speak English correctly, without an accent....so why make fun of me?
In fact in most places of work these days, folk such as myself, they seem to be dwindling. :(
I worry for my children because they too speak very nicely....without an accent as such. :(
I mentioned to a friend a number of months ago that my very first post was way back in 2002, or thereabouts. It was when I first bought the computer when I was thinking about commencing a college course however I needed to familiarize myself with new technology.
I remember contributing to a topic which related to the Holly & Jessica murders, basically mentioning how saddened I was by the story. A story which made me cry.
My friend who is pretty good on the internet himself managed to track down that post for me as I'd forgotten which site I had visited. Isn't it amazing what you find when you search for it...and that's when SmileyRose was born.
I usually enjoy dressing respectfully when in the company of other well respected folk, remembering that there are 'family' occasions when it is not appropriate to dress leaving very little to the imagination. Yes, I usually try my hardest not to leave the drooling dogs slobbering over their food unless of course I leave them in that manner with my very potent smile. ;)
Girls who dress with very little on when out in public, this is not always the way to receive the right attention from the opposite sex. Sometimes guys (the ones who are worth knowing) will like you for your personality far more than for how much cleavage you can put on display. Remember, a shallow guy who is with you because you like to wear as little as possible, he's more likely to leave you for someone elses cleavage. :)
There are occasions when I might wear a nice dress which shows off a 'little' cleavage, but still I like to leave enough to the imagination. I usually spend enough money on the outfit wherby the outfit is usually lined well and the cleavage is displayed appropriately or else I tend not to bother. Little flimsy tops with huge amounts of cleavage hanging out all over the place can look cheap and disrespectful at 'family' events or even in the work place.
There are times and places when it is appropriate to show off ones ample assets however when attending 'family' events it can be seen sometimes as being disrespectful in front of others who are dressed appropriately and who have taken the time and the effort to dress for the occasion.
I think it is vitally important to teach your kids how to dress appropriately for the right occasions. :)
Yes I think some folk are extremely lucky. :)
Heck! They are even considering making the chocolates even smaller...as if they aren't small enough! Chocoholics everywhere will also be horrified to learn they are even considering making Creme Eggs with powdered chocolate. Agh! Agh!
I do hope they don't consider making these Cadbury finger of fudges any smaller, or else how will everyone be able to give their kids a treat? :)
"Chocolate" by Kylie
"Blowing In The Wind" by Katie Melua :)
On the day I took a number of photographs. It was a fun photography afternoon.
The Power Station is situated at Fengate, it's a 360MWe gas-fired power staton and contstruction commenced in January 1991. British Gas Plc demerged into Centrica Plc (as it is known now) and it still owns the rights to the British Gas name for use in the domestic market.
Peterborough is a combined cycle gas turbine type power station which runs on natural gas. Actual power depends on local humidity and temperature.
The chimneys are an amazing 197 feet and 148 feet high.
There is a grey water supply provided by Anglian water and an air-cooled condenser to eliminate the need for cooling water. :)
"Electricity" by Elton John
Saturday, July 24, 2010
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This happens to be one of the best songs ever!!!! I love it!!! There was an occasion once when I thought I wouldn't be able to see my children due to some unfortunate circumstances, however there wasn't anything that was going to stop us from being together. :)
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross and The Supremes
Just being there for me when I've been feeling low.
LOL when I went to the USA last year that is one of the things I just couldn't resist buying for myself. I purchased a 'real' cowboy hat which I wore to one of the BBQ's I attended. The rest of the folk who were on my trip all took great pleasure in laughing at me, because I dared to wear it. :)
"Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?"
I'm a firm believer that each and every one of us was born on this earth for a reason. Life. No one really knows what it will bring, or where you will end up. I really believe that every single one of us has a purpose in life, however I am still trying to figure out what that purpose is. ;)
If you're ever stuck for conversation, it's a good subject to approach. :)
Do you believe in love at first sight? Hmm I've never actually fallen in love with a man merely by looking at him. I think you'd have to be a pretty shallow person if you did that. Initially I may have lustful thoughts about someone, but when it comes to falling love I'd have to get to know someone well enough before hand. So it's a definite no, I do not believe in love at first sight. :)
"Looking In Your Big Brown Eyes" by Bob Marley
I would believe it for certain if someone would just send me a postcard to say all was well over the other side. ;)
Friday, July 23, 2010
This was my favourite: 5,6,7,8 :)
Rich and famous, both at the same time. ;)
Would you believe, a rose. :)
Christian name - I believe English
Surname - I belive Scotland
The Dalai Lama - because he lives up in the mountains. ;)
My daughters...because in my eyes they are. :)
Dating a guy for the first time. I'm always worried if he's going to turn out to be a complete wally. :)
Well without going into too much detail, when it came to the best bit of the dream, the kiss, I woke up!!!!!:(
So don't anybody ever mess with me or else i'll pull out my fluffy feather duster and tickle you with it instead. ;):)
Mr Men Tickle Song. ;)
Classical earlier, then a little jazz, now it's pop. :)
I went to an Indian restaurant a few years ago and they really gave me my monies worth. The food was fabulous. :)
Comedy writers...you can't beat them. :)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Zap the man of my choice and make him fall under my spell. ;)
If you could go on a road trip with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and where would you go?
Ewww I wouldn't want to go on a road trip with anyone dead! Huh?
I was a little tearful yesterday when i went to meet up with a couple of old friends, I met them inside one of the wards where my friends mother is very ill. She looked so unwell I felt a wave of emotion come my way as I held her hand for a moment. I had to take a minute or so to pull myself together again. Nothing can prepare you for seeing people who you know, look so poorly sometimes.
You know you are fast becoming older when you notice people around you getting sick. My good wishes goes out to 'all' of my poorly friends.
Get well soon. x
The film ends very tragically which is the reason why I have recommended a box of tissues.
I remember sobbing my heart out as a young girl after I watched the film 'The Diary Of Ann Frank' many years ago. I found that film to be very emotional and moving also. It's always been a story very close to my heart. My own daughter visited the Auschwitz Concentration Camp a few years ago, she mentioned that there wasn't a dry eye on that school trip. It is probably one of the places I too would like to visit one day.
Please watch the film if you have not watched it yet.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
...to both members of my family who came over last night. They are both keen gardeners and they have been helping me to organize my garden. They have both been wonderful and a massive help to me when I've needed their support. I thank them 'both' from the bottom of my heart. I love you both x :)
I'd just like to also say "Thank You" to all of those other family members and friends who have loved and supported me during some really difficult times over the past few years. I don't know what I would have done without you all. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. :) xxx
"Thank You For Loving Me" By Bon Jovi
Listening to "She Loves You" by The Beatles. :)
Hugh Grant, Natasha & Daniel Bedingfield and Take That inc Robbie Williams. :)
Catherine Zeta Jones or Jennifer Lopez
Watching? It's probably Tennis, some motor racing and some football. Having said that, I've not had a lot of time to watch hardly any sport this year. :)
I have a number of favourites, you quite obviously don't know me.;)
Hehe the one who treated me the best of all. :)
LOL What are you doing here you fool? :)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Ps We ate Lauren earlier! ;)
They say the sun always shines on the righteous. :) I had such a fabulous day on Sunday, particularly as the weather managed to stay fine and the rain held off. Yes I was one of those thousands of people in the crowds when I went to see JLS play live in concert at The Peterborough Embankment and what a great concert it was. It was hosted by Heart Radio Dj's Kev and Ros from the breakfast programme.
It was a special treat to take my youngest daughter to the JLS concert, mainly because I took the eldest to see Blue play at the same venue a few years ago and I like to treat both of my daughters alike, so this year it was Lauren's turn. :)
I became excited a few weeks ago when I actually held the tickets in my hand. I couldn't wait to telephone my daughter to tell her they'd arrived. She sounded quite excited.
This afternoon began when my friend and her daughter very kindly dropped by to take us to the concert. We arrived at one of the City Centre carparks in good time. We then decided to catch a taxi to the embankment only to find the queues going right the way back, over the bridge and around the corner towards the old B&Q DIY Centre. It was a good 45 min wait before we finally reached the gates. During our wait we saw who we presumed were JLS's arrival in a hellicopter.
I found it extremely rude that one family decided to push in front of us during queuing, particularly as we'd been waiting for a considerable length of time and they saw fit to just push in! What cheek! We soon complained to one member of staff on duty and they in turn asked the family to leave the queue.
Once the queue started to move...it wasn't all that bad as it moved along fairly smoothly and quickly.
Once we arrived at the gates we had a search of handbags before we were allowed to enter.
We sat together on a picnic rug using this as our base for the entire evening.
The first of the three well known artists up on stage this evening were all firm favourites. Diana Vickers was the first of the three acts. She looked fabulous when she came on stage wearing a short, brightly coloured, canary yellow dress. She sang some fabulous songs. My favourite was the Snow Patrol song.
Diversity then made a spectacular entrance onto the stage and they sang some really great songs. I couldn't stop moving my feet and I danced right the way through their very entertaining act.
Last but not least were the JLS boys. Wow! There was a long silence as the crowds waited in anticipation for the boys to make their entrance onto the stage...and when they did, there was nothing but screams from the crowds as they raised their hands to applaud them. Many of the girls were screaming for Ashton. I soon learned that he was the most popular band member, particularly as he came from Peterborough. They were fabulous! In fact, they were probably one of the best acts I've seen live recently. My daughter was amazed and she was a little overcome watching them live.
At the time of their entrance, we'd been eating a chicken lemon wrap. LOL we hurried our way through it so that we were able to sing along to some of the songs.
JLS sang all of their better known songs, as well as a few newer songs which were not familiar to me. I think they are songs from their album. Among the more familiar songs was 'Beat Again' and 'The Club Is Alive'. There was a tribute to Michael Jackson whereby JLS made a fabulous job of singing some of his greatest hits, which included songs such as 'Beat It,' 'Thriller' and 'The Way You Make Me Feel'. Then band went off stage for a short while after their tribute only to be beckoned back onto the stage again by the chants from the crowds shouting for 'more'. JLS soon came back on stage to sing their recent single and one my favourite JLS songs ever 'Everybody In Love.' I sang along to the song, it was beautifuI. I would say i've heard many bands in my time, however it has been a long time since i've heard a band who sounded so harmonious together whilst singing in a live concert. They were outstanding. :)
I only have one gripe! I do wish they'd had someone to clear the rubbish during the concerts as opposed to clearing up after the event. I have never seen so much rubbish left at any of the previous venues i've attended and everywhere I walked, I was treading on something someone else had left behind. Ewww.
After the concert we walked a short 15 minute walk back to the carpark, still singing JLS songs i'll hasten to add. :)
Ps I did take some photographs (to follow) however I was quite a distance away from the stage so I didn't take very many. The atmosphere was fabulous and the crowds all seemed to be enjoying the concert. :)
If you are rich enough to have a good security system or you have good security guards living around your premises, then that's different...however even then I'd be a little reluctant to tell anyone where I was going prior to an engagement. :)
Sunday, July 18, 2010
As a child I went to church most Sundays. I used to attend Saturday school/catechism when I was residing in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The local priest, Father Barry would drive over to my parents home on the RAF camp and he'd drive me to classes almost every Saturday.
I strongly believe that nobody else but God has the right to judge me.
"The Prayer" by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
I've alway enjoyed watching ballroom dancing because I think it is a very graceful dance and I enjoyed watching my daughter dance in a school production not all that long ago.
I was really more into discotheque dancing...and I was a pretty nifty mover on the dance floor. :)
Having said all of this, recently I spent just 'one' evening learning a few basic ballroom dance steps. It was really quite a surprise as the dance teacher on duty that particular evening happened to be one of my favourite ex school teachers. Goodness! Is there anything this teacher cannot do? LOL she used to teach me at my last secondary school. She also took classes when my children were much younger and I used to take them to ballroom dance classes. They both have a number of rosettes from the dance school. Anyway, it was great actually dancing with a familiar teacher, she's a good dancer and I thank her for showing me some great new basic steps. :)
"Dancing Cheek To Cheek" by Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers
I would LOVE to see my daughter learn this dance one day. It's beautiful. :)
The fashion was definitely a very tailored look and jackets were definitely in. The popularity of TV dramas such as 'Dallas' and 'Dynasty' certainly had a lot to do with influencing the way women dressed. Yes indeed, every women on the planet wanted shoulders just like Alexis and Krystle.:)
Incidentally, do you remember 'the cat fight?'
LOL I'm sure millions of people tuned in on that evening to watch the ultimate cat firght. :)
Here's A Nice Little Fashion Site.. :)
Let's go back down to memory lane and hum along to the Dallas tune. Hmmm such good memories. Now who was it who shot JR again? ;)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
"If You're Not The One" by Daniel Bedingfield. I love it. :)