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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. :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm Listening To "Fill Me Up Buttercup"

by The Foundations :)

SmileyRose x

I'm A Hot Chocolate Colour ;)

"You Sexy Thing" By Hot Chocolate :)

SmileyRose x

Women Who Dress Too Sexy For The Workforce Should Be Banned!

As far as I am concerned, you go to work in order to do just work, so why are you showing me your cleavage? :)

Women who wear clothing which reveals their cleavage or they wear clothing which shows off their their underwear, they should be banned from the workplace because in my view, they cannot be taken seriously.  Using ones sexuality in order to get by in the workforce should be banned once and for all. 

It is true that there are times and places one may want to dress up in their sexy little black number (or whatever other colour they may choose to wear), however the workforce should be taken seriously, depending of course on what one does for a living ie., if you are an actress taking on a particular role, then it is acceptable in the work force. It is all a matter of having the good common sense and knowing where it is and where it is not appropriate to dress in certain attire. For instance, I would not attend a church service dressed with lots of cleavage showing purely out of respect for others around me, those who respect the church and what it stands for.  I would not dress with lots of cleavage on show if I were attending a young childrens event. I would not sit at a dinner table full of good folk and have all of my cleavage out on display either. I would not attend a doctors surgery for an appointment with cleavage down to my navel.  It is all a matter of having the good common sense and knowing when it is appropriate to dress in a particular manner and for the right occasion.

If you don't have respect for others how do you expect others to respect you? Or if you do not have the good common sense to dress appropriatly at the right events....then you are not my type of person in the first place and I am least likely to want to be a good friend of yours if you insist upon being disrespectful to those around you. 

I will always be polite to most folk....however when it comes to good friendships, I am a little more picky and choosy about my friends. :)

Remember, dressing sexilly is perfectly ok provided you are dressed for the occasion. I am least of all envious of other folk and their cleavage because I happen to have ample cleavage of my's all real too. :) I tend to wear sexy clothing when I am out with a male companion/partner usually (not all of the time, just depending on where we go). If you are going to show off your cleavage, remember to wear a good bra. Folk who have breast enlargements and they have never showed cleavage prior to their ops, why are you showing off your cleavage now?  Natural is always best no matter how large or small your breasts are. Whoever said you have to have large breasts to be sexy anyway? By the way, showing cleavage on the beach is perfectly natual too.   :)

~~The above photograph is a picture of me out at a recent night club. :)

SmileyRose x

"Never Judge A Book By Its Cover"

Another of my favourite quotes. ;)

SmileyRose x

Newly Qualified Drivers

They should all be forced to drive with 'P' plates on their vehicles for up to a year. It should be made compulsory. Newly qualified drivers can quite often get behind the wheel of  their cars and once they are in power of the vehicle they are driving, it can all go to their heads because they all of a sudden feel in control. Particularly youngsters. They are the main individuals who are likely to cause accidents on the roads because they are inexperienced when it comes to driving on their own. They should not be allowed to carry more than one passenger in their vehicles until after their first year of driving.

I care about the youngsters and I merely want to keep them safe on the roads until they become more experienced.

"Cars" by Garry Numan

SmileyRose x


I am a huge, huge fan of musicals.  There is nothing I like better than to visit London and to attend one of the shows at the various different theatres.

I am a huge fan of Rogers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals. :)

Here are some of the shows I've been to see:

Click Here: West End Shows I've Been To See Over The Years

SmileyRose x

Visiting London

When I visit London there are a number of places I enjoy going to see. For all of you visitors to London, here are a few places which may thrill you. I have personally visited all of the below mentioned on more than one occasion and I have also taken my own children to visit some of the venues. :)

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Buckingham Palace Tours

Kensington Palace

The Tate Galleries

National Portrait Gallery

The London Eye

The National History Museum

The London Planetarium

Madame Tussauds - The London Wax Work Museum

The London Film Museum

There are also a number of theatres one can visit too.

Just a few places you can all visit on a rainy day. :)

Click here to view some of my London Photographs: SmileyRose London Photographs

"Streets Of London" by Roger Whittaker

SmileyRose x

I'm Listening To "Shine"

by Take That!

SmileyRose x

Eggs-ellent Stuff!

Breakfast today consisted of scrambled egg on toast with a rasher of bacon on the top. It went down well with a nice pot of tea.  Aww how I love relaxing on a bank holiday.  :)

SmileyRose x

History Can Be Very Important!

I was chatting to someone recently and they told me that they did not think history was very important because it was all in the past and that person was really interested in the present/future. Quite the contrary, history can be extremely important because after all, history is what makes us who we are today.

If it wasn't for all of those folk who lost their lives in the world wars, I dare say that our lives would be a lot different to what they are today. We should respect those people who helped to change our lives and make it a much better place to live in.

A single parent who has a child outside of wedlock because she couldn't be bothered to take precautions to prevent her from getting pregnant. She lives within a council home having never worked before and she continues to have more and more children. Her history is going to be very different to that of another single parent.

For example: There are single parents who are bereaved because they have lost a partner in death and they are left to bring up their children on their own. Some are more fortunate than others because their life endowement policies were able to pay for their homes, therefore they didn't lose their homes but they have struggled as single parents. They are single parents through no fault of their own.

I once met a very nice lady.  She had been married however she came out of that marriage because of a violent partner. She wasn't a particularly bright women when it came to study or learning however she had a personality which was very heart warming and she was of a very caring nature.  She was left to bring up her children on her own after she parted from her partner. When her children were old enough they all left home leaving her on her own.  She struggled to make ends meet because she did not have the ability to get out there and seek work because whichever job she applied for, they concluded that she wasn't bright enough nor intelligent enough for the job. She was scared of modern technology, things had changed vastly in her lifetime. She sufferedd a nervous disposition which hindered her from doing many things within her life. She also lacked the confidence when out in public. When her children were old enough, she was forced to sell her home and move on. She wasn't a particularly good looking woman and she was getting on in age. She looked much older for her years. I would guess her age was probably in her mid-40's, however she looked at least 10 years older because of her struggles in life. To me, this woman needed to be commended because she did everything good in her life yet she was being punished and forced to live almost on the breadline. Any women who goes through divorce when she is much older in life has to be commended for the struggles she encounters along the way because the older one becomes, the harder it is sometimes....particularly if you are a woman. This lady was a single parent through no fault of her own.

It is good we offer charity to those who need our charity abroad, however when it comes to those who live underneath our nose and who need our help too, where is the charity to help them? I have a heart and I happen to like all of those genuine folk out there.

No matter which way you look at it, how could you say that 'all' single parents are the same?  History and circumstances does make a difference, no matter which way you care to look at it.

"You'll Never Walk Alone" by Gerry and The Pacemakers

Benefit Frauds
Of course there are also those who live on benefits who are committing benefit frauds. These folk should be seriously looked at. Those are folk who still remain within a relationship, they live seperately and some even go as far as divorce as a matter of convenience....however they still continue to see each other often and carry on their relationships together ie.,  they spend the night together, they continue their sexual relaionship, go on outings together, wedding photographs still adorn their walls, they telephone each other regularly and they remain in constant contact together albeit from seperate homes!  At the end of the evening they go to their own homes to prove they are no longer together in order to claim benefits! *tuts*...those folk really gripe me because they live off tax payers money (Yes! Those who go out to work for a living!!!!). 

Those folk who committ benefit fraud here in Britain are not to be trusted and more should be done to establish who those folk are. Once found out, they should have monies deducted from their beneifits until every penny is paid back or they should be deported if they do not hold British passports (this includes those who have dual nationality passports, they should all be deported too if they do not abide by the rules of this country!!!).

Single females who have never worked before, they have more than one child and they are claiming beneifits and a home...they should all be given government tokens to make certain that the money is spent on their children and not themselves. They should all receive the minimum of benefits because as far as I am concerned, you should have paid into the system before you should be entitled to anything out of it!!! With all of the vaious contraceptive pills around on the market, nobody has a good enough reason to bring an unwanted child/ren into this world.  A child is considered unwanted if plans to bring them into world have not been considered ie., being able to provide for them yourself without receiving it from other hard working folk.

Divorce laws should be looked at! Particularly those who are divorcing after a number of years marriage together and every divorce should be looked at individually....the history of a marriage should be taken into consideration.

"If I Ruled The World" by Harry Secombe

SmileyRose x

Clever Cockatiel

Above is a photo of Rosie my pet cockatiel

Below is a clever cockatiel who can sing Mozart

SmileyRose x

I'm A Smarty :)

SmileyRose x

Adorable! :)

This was one of the first photographs I ever took of my niece 'Sky' earlier this year. She was simply adorable. :)

SmileyRose x

This Is Funny!

I really liked the TV programme "The Kumars At Number 42"  however when this song was released with Gareth Gates and his bad hair day, it made me chuckle. It's the old Norman Greenbaum song. :)

"Spirit In The Sky"

SmileyRose x

Sunday, August 29, 2010

How To Keep A Man Interested!!!

There are so many cases these days of males who sleep with their female partners far too soon after they've only just met. Once they've "gone the whole way" so to speak they're off like a shot and before you know it they've done their Houdini act.

It seems that so many guys can get what they want easily, therefore most of the 'nicer' guys actually want to date a woman, romance her a little and only when the guy feels all is going well within the relationship,  then will he move in for the kill and he'll eventually sleep with her/make love to her.

Even if the sex was really good, sometimes it's not enough to keep a man eager if you sleep with him straight away. 

In many cases a man needs to feel that he's met his soul mate before he goes any further with a woman.  He's remembering his mother and he's looking for that mother figure to idolize and cherish.  Although the sex part is important to him, he's looking for a woman who he can call his best friend as well as his lover.

Some females have it all wrong. Having a sexy attitude will initially arouse him and get him stirred a little...but you need to be able to keep his interest and in order to keep him interested you have to let him chase you a little and under no circumstances should you give in to him quite so quickly. ;)

"You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes

SmileyRose x

I've Been Listening To Gold FM Today

It's been nice and relaxing to say the least. :)

"Gold" by Spandau Ballet

SmileyRose x

Oh Look! I'm A Star ;)

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"I'm Wishing On A Star" by Rose Royce

SmileyRose x

I've Always Wanted To Be A Star, But Without The Fame!!!!! ;)

"Gonna Make You A Star" by David Essex

SmileyRose x

Isn't It Just A Typical Bank Holiday Weekend?

Wet 'n' Windy. Eww :)

"It's Raining" by Darts

I went to see this band sing live with a friend at the ABC, Peterborough a number of years ago. They were fabulous. :)

SmileyRose x

Thinking About Becoming A Francophile! ;)

I simply love the French language. It is probably one of the most poetic languages I have ever heard (Oo La La) and it is possibly one of the languages I would most like to learn. I know a little school girl French, however not enough to get me by during my visits, which is one reason I have taken a good phrase book during my previous visits to France.  I have a little bit of a French Connection on one of my grand-fathers side of the family. It goes waaaaay waaaaay back in history. :)

I have visited France on a few occasions (not recently though). :) I have travelled to Paris whereby I went to the top of the Eiffel Tower and I saw the stunning views of Paris. It was one of the most romantic cities I have ever visited.  On one particular visit I was there during the Tour de France...It was absolutely crowded with folk at the time. :)

I have also visited Rouen (the town where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake)... It was one of the most beautiful little towns I've ever visited. I'd like to learn more about the history of France and to photograph some of the beautiful building again. Unfortunately when I last visited, I didn't own a digital camera, therefore I have a number of photographs only.  :)

I did not realize this until recently because I have never actually visited Canada before, however English and French are the two official languages of Canada and two of its founding languages. :)

I am looking forward to my next visit, hopefully not in the too distant future. :)

SmileyRose x

"Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)"

I simply love this song from the film "West Side Story" :)

SmileyRose x

Sleeping With The Sharks - No Thanks!!!!!

I have just been reading an article about an underwater honeymoon suite at the Maldives, off the coast of India. If I were 'ever' to remarry, It would all sound rather nice, however can you really imagine waking up and seeing a shark staring at you in the face?  It may appeal to many, however I become claustrophobic just thinking about it, so thanks, but no thanks!!!!!:)

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Now this sounds much more appealing. I'd much prefer to choose somewhere above water. :)
The Maldives is good though. :)

Time not to visit The Maldives is during the Monsoon season: Each year there are 2 monsoon seasons, the Northeast monsoon "iruvai", which occurs during December to April and the Southwest monsoon "hulhangu", occurring during June to August.:)

SmileyRose x

Let's Sing!

I'm a "Brown Girl In The Ring" by Boney M :)

SmileyRose x

"Smile, Somebody Loves You" :)

"Words" by Rita Coolidge :)

SmileyRose x

Thinking About My Two Lovely Daughters XXXXXX

I hope to see you both soon xxx

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I'm "The Queen Of Your Heart" :)

"The Queen Of My Heart" by Westlife :)

SmileyRose x

Summer Holiday :)

It is fast approaching the end of the summer holiday season. For all those of you who have been on a lovely summer holiday in the past few weeks and for all of those who have yet to go on's a little song you can all sing along to. ;)

"Summer Holiday" by Cliff Richard

SmileyRose x

A Relaxing Evening In Doors

Yesterday evening I spent a very quiet evening in doors and I watched the film "Jerry Maguire" which starred Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger.  It has been such a long time since I last watched the film and my word, didn't both actor and actress look terribly young in the film?

Awww the young lad who looked like the milky bar kid, he was so cute. :)

SmileyRose x

Walk In Wardrobe

I have always said that I would 'never' marry again.....not unless of course I had my very own walk in wardrobe.

My favourite walk in wardrobe was the one which appeared in the film "The Princess Diaries"....Gosh! You could almost have a party in that one.  ;)

The wedding vows:

 "Do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband because he has promised you a huge walk in wardrobe?"

"I do!" :)

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SmileyRose x

Even Dogs Like To Dress Up Fashionably!

I always said that once I had the walk in wardrobe that I would also like to buy a little dog who liked to dress up fashionably too. :)

Awwww. :)

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"How Much Is That Doggy In The Window"

SmileyRose x

Listen Up Boss! :)

Sam is the male chef of a trendy restaurant who every day drinks the wine of his Boss. He puts water in the bottle to replace what he drank but the Boss having suspicions as for the quality of the wine, decides to buy pastis (a French wine that changes color if you add water). Sam as usual, takes a mouthful and adds water to replace what he drank.

Soon after he added water the pastis became milky. When the Boss came back and he noticed it, he was sure he had managed to nail Sam as the thief!!! At that same moment Sam realized he was in trouble and decided to go into the kitchen.

The Boss told his wife that "Cherished, you will see, he will be obliged to acknowledge. "
He shouted: "Sam!"
Sam answered: "Yes, Boss"
"Who drank my pastis?"
No answer. The Boss reiterated his question: still no answer. Then the Boss went to find Sam in the kitchen and says to him: "Are you insane or what? Why when I call you you say "yes boss" but when I ask you a question you don't answer me?
"Sam reported that "It is that boss, when you are in the kitchen, you don't hear anything at all, except the name "
Then to prove that Sam lies, the Boss says to him: "You stay beside Madam, I will go in the kitchen, and you ask me a question "
Sam accepted. The Boss went in the kitchen and Sam shouted: "Boss"
He answered: "Yes, Sam"
Sam continued: "Who goes to the maids bedroom when the Madam is not there?"
No answer
Sam shouted again: "Boss, I said who made the maid pregnant?"
No answer.
Third time: "Boss, I said who made the maid pregnant?"
The Boss returns from the kitchen running and says "Sam: It is true, you are right, when one is in the kitchen, one does not hear anything, only the name".  :)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Would You Sleep With Your Boss?

Recent revelations in a newspaper article suggest that sleeping with your boss can boost your career and give you a promotion...especially if you're a woman!

What happens if your boss is a woman though?!!!!!

Apparently as many as 37 per cent of office workers have said that from their own experience those who slept with their superiors were rewarded with a career boost. Apparently, in order to reach the top of the ladder you need a pretty good sponsor and if you happen to be sleeping with that person (the boss), then you're likely to go places.

A word of warning though, if you are contemplating having an affair with your boss,‘be prepared to leave your job if it goes terribly wrong, it can be that serious. ‘You really have to ask yourself: "Are you prepared to lose your job over someone else because you made a stupid mistake?" If the answer is no, then my advise to you is don’t do it.  As well as your job, you could also lose someone who means alot to you ie., your partner/wife/husband...just because of an office affair. Think about the risks before you leap. ;)  :)

SmileyRose x

Hmmmm Whistle While You Work?

I recently read this blog entry: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:33 AM PDT
"I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee...It's the slave quality that I find...alluring." -- Hugh Grant
Hmmm this book springs to mind: ;)

SmileyRose x

Friday, August 27, 2010

Monkey Business! Surprise Surprise!

A 56 yr old chimp surprised an American zoo this week by giving birth to a baby girl chimp.  It seems that in the chimp world you are never too old to have babies.

It was also reported that chimps spend most of their adult lives menstruating and they do not go through the menopause until they reach their late 50's.  :)

SmileyRose x

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Am A Colourful Butterfly :)


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SmileyRose x

Dancing Baby :)

SmileyRose x

Celeb Baby News

It was recently revealed that John Travolta and his wife Kelly are expecting a baby boy. That is really nice news for the couple who lost their son Jett 18 months ago during a family holiday to the Bahamas,

SmileyRose x

What do you think is your most attractive feature?

My personality. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

Do you consider yourself a good dancer?

I was certainly a very good dancer when I was much younger. I enjoyed disco dancing. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

Were you a Michael Jackson fan?

Yes ofcourse. I was saddened by his death. He was an extremely talented artist and in the world of showbiz I think it will be difficult to find anyone quite as talented as MJ.

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

What did you eat for breakfast today?

Special 'K' :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

What's your favorite type of flower?

A Rose. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

If you were given a brand new yacht, what would you name it?

"True Love"....I loved the film 'High Society :)

"True Love" :)

SmileyRose x

What was your favorite TV show as a child?

Skippy, The Waltons and The Little House On The Prairie. :)


By Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow

Awwww! I've been waiting for this moment. Isn't it great these two are friends and they're singing together again?  I was pleasantly surprised to hear this new song, it's so very different to what either of them have done before and I really like the song. :)

SmileyRose x

Toys.....Don't You Just Love Them?:)

As a young girl I owned just the one barbie doll, although I was never short of toys.  My barbie was one of the very early dolls. She had a barbie signature on one of the cheeks of her bottom. She had fairly tanned skin and she was a brunette. It was quite ironic that she was one of my favourite dolls at the time, as many years later my sister told me that I reminded her of a barbie doll, mainly because I was very slim in my teenage years and I simply love clothes.  My barbie wasn't able to bend her legs as she was quite rigid. Her head used to pull off and I cannot believe that I have managed to keep hold of her after all of these years. She's not in very good condition right now, a little ragged around the edges, however my doll brings back so many memories.

I remember escaping into my own little world when I played with my toys and they'd all go on little adventures together. I also remember sitting in my bed feeling quite poorly one day and my barbie doll, along with the rest of my toys kept me entertained during that time. I'd make up facinating little stories about them all and they really came to life. I wished at the time that I would never grow up because life was so much fun back then. :)

I have still managed to keep hold of my favourite baby doll. My Tiny Tears brought me years of joy. My grandmother bought her for me as a Christmas present many years ago and I have always treasured her. :)

You can imagine how thrilled to bits I was when I had daughters of my own. They had a much better Barbie doll collection  than I did and I also bought them baby dolls, which included a new Tiny Tears.  I sort of went back to my second childhood again after my daughters were born because as a full time mother I managed to spend much time with them......and all of their toys. We had so much fun together, so much so we even had our own toy room for the girls. It was filled with so many goodies.

In my opinion, a child can never have too many toys. ;)

SmileyRose x

Toy Story 3 (Not A Spoiler)

I went to see the film recently and It was simply one of the best!

I remember going to see Toy Story when the film was out in the cinema a good number of years ago. It was one of the first animated films of its kind, therefore the film has always been quite special. It may be the last we'll be seing of Andy though..... and his toys. :(

It is a 'must go and watch film.'  :)

SmileyRose x

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's Such A Lovely Name: Rose :)

There's a Rose in baby's name. :) Mr and Mrs Cameron revealed the name of their new baby girl today, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron. Aww A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ;)

SmileyRose x

I've Had My Bowl Of......

Special 'K'.....and now I'm raring to go.

Breakfast, the best meal of the day.  ;)

SmileyRose x

Learning To Stand On Your Own Two Feet!

I have never had to rely upon anyone else within my family to help bail me out financially because I'm an independent woman and when I made the decision to leave home a number of years ago, I left home to stand on my own two feet. There were times when I went through hardship and struggles however I have always managed to pull myself out of those bad situations, all on my own.

I have never gone to either one of my parents to ask for financial help, in fact the last time my parents gave me any money was 'pocket money.'

There are so many kids these days who get themselves into lots of financial bother and they expect their parents to bail them out each and every time. 

When I had little money I learnt to do without certain items and even when I have been financially comfortable I have always been careful with the way in which I spend my money. It is not easy when you are on a low income, however it's all about learning to live within your means.

Not all that long ago I received a letter from a place of employment saying that I owed them a large sum of money from a previous employment almost a couple of years ago.  Proof of me living within in my means is that I was able to pay the whole lot back without getting myself into financial debt because I never spent that money in the first place. It was an amount which was overlooked by both parties and as soon as the mistake was noticed, I was able to return the full amount. Basically, I returned monies which wasn't mine to spend in the first place.

If ever I did have financial problems, I wouldn't go to my family to help bail me out. I do not think that it is their position to help out like that particularly if I was the one who got myself into the mess by acting frivolous in the first place.

With the exception of my children having short breaks with their grandparents, I have never had to rely upon grandparents as cheap babysitters so to speak,  so that I could go out to work.  Instead, I always took care of  the children throughout most of their school holidays. with the occasional help of my then husband when he was not working shifts. Another case of standing on my own two feet.

"Independant Woman" by Beyonce

SmileyRose x

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

If you could master one skill what would it be?

I have learnt that Men are from mars and women are from venus. It's a difficult skill to master, but if you remember that men are like martians (aliens), then that's half the battle to mastering the skill of understanding them. ;)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

What's the best place near you to get a drink?

The pub. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

If you could make one person fall in love with you who would it be?

The man of my dreams. ;)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be?

I would like to interview Michael Parkinson, only because it would make a nice change to for him to be interviewed. Then it would have to be Hugh Grant because I like his films and lastly, Julia Walters because I think she's funny. :)

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

War, diseases and suffering.

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

What was the worst concert you went to?

It was when I went to see Diana Ross in concert at the Wembly Stadium a good number of years ago. I was about 18yrs old at the time and it was the worst, only because our seats were right at the back of the stadium. Miss Ross looked like a little dot from where I was sitting. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

If you could have the starring role in one movie what would it be?

Goodness! Mary Poppins I think. ;)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

How would you describe your personality?

I usually leave others to decide upon that one for me. I have been told that I am quite bubbly at times, so yes I can be quite high spirited, it is what keeps me going sometimes. I do have my more serious moments too, more often than not. I'm not a total bubble head. ;)

If you won a million dollars what would you do with it?

I would travel around the world just to visit a few places I've never visited before. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

Who inspires you the most?

I would not say any particular person inspires me, however I would say it's a combination of many. Also places/old buildings etc inspire me more than people. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

What was the last book you read?

I have about two or three books on the go at the moment. I've yet to finish one in particular because it's huge, but it's called Salisbury. I also have a trilogy which I have put to one side, i am hoping to read those very soon. In fact I have pencilled in a date for reading those. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

Do you believe in ghosts?

I believe that some things go bump in the night. The other evening my shower handle fell off the hook and it made a loud clatter as it fell. It made me jump. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

What's your earliest memory?

Sitting in my pram and dancing/shaking along to my favourite song on the radio. I was almost a toddler at the time. I also remember running to the little sweet shop at the corner of my nans street and buying sweets from the jars she used to keep behind the counter. :)

What's your favorite drink?

I've recently been drinking iced tea. It's really refreshing. I also like a nice glass of water or diet cola or a pot of tea. I like to drink alcohol occasionally and I enjoy a glass of Sherry, Port, Wine, Martini and Gin and Tonic. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

What is your favourite name?

Frances, Rose or Agnes. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

Let's Boogie!

SmileyRose x

For All Of You Happy People!

H.a.p.p.y Radio by Edwin Starr

SmileyRose x

Baby News!

Congratulations to David and Samantha Cameron who are the proud parents of a new baby girl. Apparently the baby arrived 3 weeks early and is yet to be named.   Hmm I wonder if we should place bets on what they may call her? ;)

SmileyRose x

Winners! Hooray For Brunettes!

Miss Mexico was crowned Miss Universe last night and her runner up was Miss Jamaica.

Miss Mexico beat 83 other hopefuls. Her interview was based on the importance of teaching children family values. I think I should have been Miss Universe too. ;)

SmileyRose x


Yesterday evening I decided to pop to Iceland and then over Sainsbury for dinner with a friend. They serve a great omelettes. ;)

When I finally made it home I decided to treat myself to a foot spa.  Ooooooer it was so relaxing I could have sat there all evening with a newspaper and a cuppa really did go down a treat.  My new peppermint foot lotion smells lovely. :)

For anyone who has never tried a foot spa with foot massage....then they're really missing out, particularly after a hard day at work. ;)

"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins :)

SmileyRose x

Ok, The Sunshine Has Been Turned On Again ;) "Please Don't Let Me Go"

I've just been listening to an interview on Heart Breakfast with Olly Murs.  What a smashing guy he is. He really did come across very well in the interview. :) He mentions that he's not very rich yet....well I've just listened to his new single and he ought to be thinking 'rich' with this new song.....I Love It!  It's what songs should be made off. ;)

Olly Murs only came second in the X factor contest, however as far as I am concerned, he's a winner....besides look where coming second got JLS. :)

The new single is called "Please Don't Let Me Go" and it is fabulous.  A very catchy tune indeed. :)

SmileyRose x

Monday, August 23, 2010

Who Turned Off The Sunshine?

Is that the end of summer?  Goodness! Today is a total contrast to the weather we had yesterday.  Within 24hrs it's gone from beautiful and sunny to dark and dreary, with rain showers too....yes, it's raining in my heart. :(

"Raining In My Heart" by Leo Sayer

SmileyRose x

I Love Horses, Especially Wild Horses, But Not A Horsey Person As Such ;)

As much as I love horses (ever since I was a young girl),  I would not say that I was a horse person as such.  I have been a spectator when I have been to watch a friend take part in a horse event. I have ridden a horse not all that long ago with my family. My sister thought it would be a great idea if we all went riding for the afternoon. What a lovely afternoon it was too. I rode a horse named 'Porridge'..I should imagine he's great to ride at breakfast time/first thing in the morning. ;)

I grew up in Stamford, Lincolnshire and I have been a spectator at the Burghley Horse Trials on a few occasions. I have also worked at Burghley on a couple of occasions during the horse trials. :)

I love watching The Grand National and I usually place a bet on my favourite horse to win. I don't usually bet any more than a couple of pounds at a time, however it's the excitement of watching the horses run which seems to thrill me. Ruby Walsh was a favourite Jockey. :)

I have helped to muck out stables at a friends home, who is indeed a very horsey person. In fact one of my favourite days was spent with her and her horses. I remember it was a beautiful sunny day when the pair of us were sitting in the nearby field where she kept the horses. One of the horses lay down beside me and it kept nuzzling against me. It was such a lovely experience as it was quite a relaxing and very therapeutic just sitting and stroking them. :)

So, apart from the above I would not consider myself to be too much of a horsey person :)

You know you are a horseperson when:

-You cluck to your car when you go up a hill.

-Your horse's hair is in better condition than your own.

-You are exited when your friend tells you that there is a huge sale at the bridle shop, then you are dissapointed when you realize they mean the bridal shop.

-You have the vet's number but not your kid's pediatrician on your speed dial.

-Your spouse can track dirt into the house all they want, but God help them if they muddy up the tack room.

-Your house is a mess, but the barn is as neat as a pin.

-Your nice clothes are the ones without horse hair all over them.

-You have to go to your friend's wedding in riding clothes because you took too long at the barn.Only horsepeople would spend hundreds of pounds on a show for a 95 cent ribbon.

"Wild Horses" by Susan Boyle

SmileyRose x

"Praise The Lord"

A city dweller came to a farm and saw a beautiful horse. He decided he had to have the animal. He bargained with the farmer and the farmer finially sold him the horse. The city man jumped on the horse and said, "Giddyup!" The horse didn't budge. The farmer explained, "This is a special kind of horse. He'll only move if you say, 'Praise the Lord.' To stop him, you have to say, 'Amen.'" Keeping this in mind, the new owner yelled, "Praise the Lord!" whereupon the horse took off with great speed. Soon horse and rider were headed for a cliff. Just in time the rider remembered to say "Amen!" The horse came to a screeching halt right at the edge of the cliff. Relieved, the rider raised his eyes to heaven and exclaimed, "Praise the Lord!"

Heehee :)

SmileyRose x

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What A Fabulous Programme!

This evening I made a point of sitting down to watch the first of a series of programmes called 'Martin Clunes Horsepower.'  Indeed  It is programmes such as this one which remind me why I pay my television licence.

The programme created a lot of interest because  it featured Martin Clunes on his travels far and wide.

I was particularly interested to see french horse trainer John Francios training his horses on the beach. Apparently horses have such good memories and when it comes to learning  they seem to pick up instructions very quickly.

He also travelled to Scotland to see a young horse with a fractured leg. Her leg was being operated on.

My favourite was when he flew by helicopter across the Nevada desert, the view of the wild Mustang running free.....It was awesome.:)

Click Here: Pictures of wild nevada mustangs

I am really looking forward to seeing next weeks programme. The topic is "How Horses Have Changed Our world"...I can't wait! :)

Theme From Black Beauty. :)

SmileyRose x

I Enjoy Cooking A Good Old Fashioned Sunday Roast Sometimes :)

Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you God for everything

SmileyRose x

Black And Gold

By Sam Sparro :)

SmileyRose x

Let's Celebrate!

Party Time!  Josh's Birthday. :)

Catherine, Lauren and I hired a car for the weekend and we travelled down to Kent to make it to Josh's birthday party. There Ain't No Mountain High Enough. ;)

"Celebration" by Kool & The Gang

SmileyRose x

I'm Listening To "Gold"

by Spandau Ballet :)

SmileyRose x

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates....

You Never Know What You're Going To Get. ;)

SmileyRose x

Does Age Matter?

I have 'never' been in a relationship with someone who is much younger/older than me, mainly because I choose not to do so. Each person to their own and I do not have a problem with the way others prefer to conduct their lives...I merely speak about myself and my own ideals only. :)

I would much rather someone love me for being myself rather than for how successful I was/how much money I had etc. I would become suspicious if a man who is much younger than me came around chasing after me, it would make me wonder why? Particularly if he was young and virile, good looking and he could get almost any other female in his own age group. :)

I never say never, just in case I did happen to one day fall in love with a genuine guy and there did turn out to be a huge age gap, I know that can sometimes happen. You never know how life can sometimes turn around and all good plans can go to pot so to speak...."Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates, You Never Know What You're Gonna Get!" :)

I suppose when it comes to having a long term relationship with someone, I would much prefer to share the same interests, music and memories etc together with a partner who was of a similar age to myself (give or take a few years). I have previously been in a relationship with someone who was only two years younger than me, however we both still shared similar interests and memories together. It wasn't such a wide age gap.

I would generally prefer to have a relationship with a guy whose age is much closer to my own age, no matter how young some folk tell me I look for my age. I would much rather grow old with my partner, than have him get there before me. ;)

There is a lot to be said about having similar aged friends as well, mainly because you are likely to all share similar interests during get together's and you're all likely to age at the same time. :)

I do not think it really matters how young one can look for their age, looks tend to fade as a person reaches their mature years anyway unless of course you have hundreds of facelifts. It would still make the difference to me though as it is more to do with compatibility and how well you and your partner are likely to get along together which is likely to make the difference for me. It may not matter for anyone else, however I think it would for me. :)

Remember, you can change the outer shell with a million facelifts, however you cannot change the inner shell, your personality or who you really are. Your true age will always show.  ;)

SmileyRose x

The X-Factor

A new series of The X-factor began this evening. Some of the folk auditioning for the programme were funny to say the least. I cannot believe that Simon and Louis both gave the big 'thumbs up' to the female who crawled and sprawled herself across the floor as she moaned and groaned to the song 'Mercy.' What on earth were they thinking? I definitely agreed with Cheryl, the act was definitely a 'no no' and perhaps the batteries were dead in Simon's and Louis's hearing aids. ;)

The trio 'Jam'...they're likely not to make too much bread in a hurry. ;)

My favourite act of the evening was indeed drama queen, Kate. She worked as a receptionist. She seemed to have a great personality for reception duties, let's see whether or not she has the X-Factor though. :)  I am not so certain about her looking like a scarecrow Simon, but I do agree that she needs a new image.....very quickly. ;)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"The Cat Sat On The Mat"

The first sentence I ever learnt to write was indeed "The Cat Sat On The Mat."  I was barely 5yrs old  and the youngest in the class when I could read and write. :)

"ABC" by Michael Jackson

SmileyRose x

I'm In For A Treat This Evening ;)

Phew! I made it home just in time to watch Matt Damon on tv. They're showing 'The Bourne Identity.' It's one of my top favourite films.  Heck! My pulse is beating faster and my temperature is rising. Yes! I said Matt Damon is on the tv. :)

Heck!  I fall for it everytime. I have just jumped out of my skin. The scene whereby Jason Bourne is suspicious about someone else being in the apartment. He's following a hunch towards the glass when all of a sudden it smashes and out jumps the  'baddy.' Well it made me jump. :)

SmileyRose x

Car Music Blaring

Ewww! Don't you just hate it when you have loud, thumping music blaring at you from the car?  If you are going to have loud music, then at least try playing some decent music. :)

Why not try some bongo music. :)

SmileyRose x

I'm Listening To "Love Train"

by The O'Jays :)

SmileyRose x

"When You're Smiling"

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"If I have made someone else in the world smile, then my life has been worthwhile."

"When You're Smiling" by Michael Buble - I like this version of the song too. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Put On A Happy Face"

by Tony Bennett and James Taylor

SmileyRose x

Put A Smile Back On Your Face With A Little Retail Therapy - You Don't Have To Spend A Fortune :)

This morning I decided to go and do a little retail therapy. I popped to some of my favourite shops. My first stop was John Lewis, then it was over to Monsoon,  M&S, Next and last but not least, Boots the Chemist.  I feel much better now. I don't do this often, but I just felt like a little treat today....the happy pills are starting to work now. ;)

After I'd finished, I'd built up a pretty good appetite, so I decided to have lunch at The Bull Hotel. Hmmm it was very delicious indeed. :)

SmileyRose x

It's Raining

I managed to get the grass mowed today. It threatened to rain a few times as I mowed away, however the heavens did not open until I had finished. Just call me 'Lady Luck'. ;)

"It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls

SmileyRose x

007 Shaken, But Not Stirred

Most of us have all watched and enjoyed the Bond movies over the years and many of us have our favourite 007's. I can just 'half' close my eyes now, lay back and I can imagine myself being seduced by James Bond. Hmm Those smoldering looks, muscles and those suggestive eyes....yes I can see my favourite 007 and he's about to pucker up now.  ;)

The films have always been a favourite of mine because if there is one thing I love and that is a good sense of humour, excitement and adventure. The James Bond films have always provided much of that for me...and a bit more. ;)

I can't think of one favourite Bond if I'm totally honest with...because I have liked them all over the years. However if I had to mention names, then they would be Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. They're the Bonds who have helped to put a huge smile on my face over the years....:)

"For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton

Hmmm The Spy Who Loved Me  ;)

"Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon

SmileyRose x

I'm Listening To "Everybody In Love"

by JLS :)

SmileyRose x

Readers, Writers & Photographer Friends Welcome To My Blog Site

I suppose over the years 'some' of my friends have either been associated with writing or photography. Both happen to be two of my many favourite hobbies (particularly photography), therefore I suppose it makes sense to me that I've usually befriended like minded folk. I also love to read whenever I get the chance to. I have a stack of books ready and waiting for me. :)

I do not mind 'friends and family' viewing my blog.....So if you consider yourself a friend, then welcome. However, if you do not consider yourself a friend, then kindly leave the room now and please shut the door on your way out. There is no point in having folk who do not like me, viewing my blog.

Thank you :)

SmileyRose x

Save The Best For Last

I have a habit of saving the best for last. LOL even when I was a child I used to play with my food. I'd eat all of the vegetables first and leave the best on the plate to eat last. It's a little like dinner times now days too....dinner first and a bowl of pudding last. ;)

By Vanessa Williams

SmileyRose x

This Blog Has Wheelchair Access! :)

All enter at your own risk.

"If I have made someone else in the world smile, then my life has been worthwhile." xxx

SmileyRose x


Shhhhhhhhhh!!!  I'm incognito. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Amazing Grace"

"Amazing Grace"

SmileyRose x

Friday, August 20, 2010

He's My Brother! Not Really. ;)

Oopsy! That's not my brother. :)

What a lovely evening!   Today I met my brothers new girlfriend. We spent the evening with my folk and catching up on family news. A good time was had by all. :)

"He Aint Heavy, He's My Brother" by The Hollies

SmileyRose x

A Few Monster Jokes

Monster Joke 1
What brings the monster’s babies? The Frankenstork.

Monster Joke 2
Did you hear about the monster who went to a holiday camp? He won the ugly mug and knobbly knees competition and he wasn’t even entered.

Monster Joke 3
How does Frankenstein sit in his chair? Bolt upright.

Monster Joke 4
What did one of Frankenstein’s ears say to the other? I didn’t know we lived on the same block.

Monster Joke 5
How did Frankenstein’s monster eat his lunch? He bolted it down.

Monster Joke 6
Why did Frankenstein squeeze his girlfriend to death? He had a crush on her.

SmileyRose x

"Beautiful Monster"

by Ne-yo  :)

I am really enjoying listening to the new song 'Beautiful Monster.'   I suppose I'm a bit of a monster, therefore the song could quite easily describe me. ;)

For those who do not know me that well, my middle name is 'Agnes'.  My grand-mother also had the same middle name and I am pleased to say the name was passed down to me. :)

Short for 'Agnes'  = 'Nes' or 'Nessy'......Yes! as in Loch Ness (Nessy) Monster. :)

"Beautiful Monster" by Ne-Yo

SmileyRose x

This Is Me :)

My daughters bought me this for Mothers Day. :)

At least that's what the two most important people think! My beautiful monsters.  ;)

SmileyRose x

Aunty Fran - That's Me! ;)

I love being an Aunty. Here's a recent photograph taken at my sisters home. I went to visit my niece Sky, the newest addition to my sisters family.

SmileyRose x


My niece Angel (Angelina) and my nephew Josh. We recently had lunch at The Millstone, Barnack. :)

SmileyRose x

About A Boy

His name is Josh, he's my nephew and he's absolutely adorable. :)

SmileyRose x

Big Soup!

I wasn't extremely hungry when I returned home today, so I decided to open a can of soup. If anyone hasn't tried Heinz Big Soup, Steak and potato flavour, then it's a must!  It was delicious with a couple of crusty bread rolls. :)

SmileyRose x

My Picture Portrait

During my visit to Rome last September I stopped off to have my portrait sketched. It was murder having to sit absolutely still for almost an hour, however I did it! The artist was very good. He sketched me paying attention to detail. It wasn't a bad likeness. :)

SmileyRose x

The Promise

Girls Aloud

I heard it through the grapevine that "Girls Aloud" may be getting back together again.  To be perfectly honest with you, I did not realize they'd split up! I think they may be reforming, but minus one member who has decided to go solo. :)

"The Promise" by Girls Aloud

SmileyRose x

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I have enjoyed many fun days at the seaside in my time, however you remember some of your favourite times with fondness.

Catherine, Lauren and I were invited to spend a few days at Wells Next The Sea by a friend and her daughter who were holidaying in their caravan. We took the opportunity to go and relax with them. It was during a period of time when I was going through many stresses in my life and the break was most welcomed. LOL what a weekend that was too. It was a weekend when one of my daughters accidentally locked the car keys inside the car!!!  We had fun and games that day trying to fish the keys out of a very slightly opened window. I remember having to call on the RAC eventually, who came immediately to our rescue.

SmileyRose x