Thursday, June 30, 2011

Let's Ketchup Together Very Soon ;)

I have attended a number of fancy dress parties over the years however I've never worn this one. This one looks a bit saucy. ;)
























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Ketchup Joke

A family of three tomatoes were walking down town one day when the little baby tomato started lagging behind. The big father tomato walks back to the baby tomato, stomps on her, squashing her into a red paste, and says, "Ketchup!" :)


SmileyRose x

A New Dress

I went to the sales today and I managed to pick up a really nice dress and a smart jacket from John Lewis.  I know I shouldn't have but how could I resist.  It was going at a bargain price. :)

SmileyRose x

You Saxy Thing








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Q:  What’s the difference between a soprano sax and a fish?

A:  You can tune a fish



SmileyRose x

"Mr Saxobeat"

I was just listening to "Mr Saxobeat" by Alexandra Stan.:)

SmileyRose x

"Part Of The Union"

by The Strawbs

Does anyone remember this song? ;)



SmileyRose x

Strikes

Some of the biggest strikes in five years took place right across the UK yesterday and again today.  The stikes cause havoc at the airports and schools as civil servants and teachers strike.  Many of the schools are closed as the strikes are likely to continue today.

SmileyRose x

"Schools Out"

by Alice Cooper



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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

'Mission Impossible 4'

I've just read that Tom 'drool' Cruise is to film the fourth installment of the feature film Mission Impossible.  Excitement! Super spy Ethan Hunt returns to our screens but only this time he's stronger and fitter than ever.

The film also stars Paula Patton who offers a little glamour to the action movie.

Ok...we'd better not get too excited just yet as the film isn't due out until the week before Christmas. It's something to look forward to. ;)

I love this theme music....I want to be a spy. :o)



SmileyRose x

Laughter - Can Someone Light Up My Neurons?

I've just read an article re how laughter lights up the neurons in our brains.  Apparently the funnier the joke the more activity is seen and the neurons in our brains begin to light up.  Mapping how the brain processes jokes and sentences shows how language contributes to the pleasure of getting a joke.

I once told a joke to one of my friends who came from another country and she looked at me blankly. I don't think she got it therefore her neurons didn't light up.  I suppose language does make a difference sometimes when it comes to jokes...not everyone understands the British humour. ;)


SmileyRose x

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ewe

I took this photograph when I visited the Butterfly Park at Long Sutton with the girls recently.



















"I Will Always Love Ewe" by Dolly Parton ;)

SmileyRose x

'Silence Of The Lambs'

The film 'Silence Of The Lambs' starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster is the scariest film I've ever watched. :)

"Finale"


SmileyRose x

Looking Sheepish

It seems looking white/black and wooly isn't the norm for Sheep any more. Apparently Ant and Dec have recently been painting sheep red for their new TV show. I'd like a new red wooly jumper for Christmas.  :)

Hmm I'd also like to try counting red sheep for a change just to see if they can put me to sleep any sooner. ;) 

SmileyRose x

"It's Raining Men"

I'm not listening to this song....but it would have been appropriate to be listening to this song right now.  Ewww! Hear comes the rain. :)

SmileyRose x

Scarey Stuff

I hear Thunder, I hear Thunder,

Oh don’t you ? Oh, don’t you ?

Pitter-patter raindrops,

Pitter-Patter raindrops...........


SmileyRose x

Commitment? I Think He Got The Wrong End Of The Stick! ;)

The Marine 3-star general in charge of the joint office called his entire staff in for an indoctrination meeting. When they were all inside, the general had his aide close the door and said, "If you're going to work in this office, you need to have COMMITMENT, each and every one of you. Nothing is more important."


He then said to his aide, "Let him go." The aide opened up the door to a side office, and in ran a 7-foot long alligator, snarling and snapping.

The general looked straight at his new people and said "You're each going to have to demonstrate COMMITMENT."

He then undid his belt and dropped his trousers around his knees. Immediately the alligator ran up and sunk his teeth right into the general's family jewels and held on tight. The general winced, but instantly composed himself and shouted, "This is COMMITMENT!"

He waited several seconds more, then took two of his fingers and jabbed the alligator in both eyes. The gator flipped over on his back, jumped up, and ran into the corner of the office, glaring angrily at the general.

"That, my friends, is COMMITMENT. Which one of you is ready to demonstrate his COMMITMENT?"

There was much shuffling of feet and murmuring. Finally an AF fighter pilot stepped forward and said, "I will sir, if you promise not to poke me in the eyes."



SmileyRose x

Commitment Phobe - Are you one of these?

Commitment Phobe? Who me? I doubt that very much although I must admit to not really wanting to rush into a serious relationship again. I want to make certain I meet the right person the next time around.

I relate someone who is a commitment phobe to someone who has 'never' been in a committed or a long term relationship before. You don't have to be married to be committed to one partner. So in reply to your question, I wouldn't say that I was a commitment phobe as such mainly because I was married for a number of years and I was definitely committed to my husband at the time. I'm happy not to be a spinster. :)

If I met the right man, we both fell in love and we decided to get married for the right reasons, only then would I consider getting wed again. I'm not really looking to get married to just any man  just to stop folk from wondering why I'm still single. :)

I'm not looking to start a family because I've already done that one...and worn the tea-shirt. As I said before, I want to make certain that I marry the right person and it would take someone really special to make me want to go down that route again. I do love babies though, so it's very tempting. :)

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

A Lovely Little Walk In Bretton

I went for a lovely walk in Bretton Woods recently. Bretton was created as Peterborough city's first township; its construction began in 1970. Bretton has been designed as a green environment and there are a number of wooded walks . It's well worth a visit if you enjoy walking. :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Shine"

I'm listening to "Shine" by Take That.  It's one of my favourite Take That songs after "A Million Love Songs".  :)

SmileyRose x

"Simply The Best"

I'm listening to "Simply The Best" by Tina Turner. :)

SmileyRose x

Just Visiting

I paid Stamford a quick visit recently. I walked up paths which I'd not walked for a long time. I was just reminiscing my childhood.  :)


The George Hotel




















































































A view taken from the Stamford Bridge



































































The above picture of Stamford reminds me of my childhood.  I always knew I was home once I reached this destination if ever we went away on holiday etc. :)

SmileyRose x

A Nice Car!

Whilst walking around the antique fair in Stamford today I came across this car. I just had to photograph it...it's lovely.  :)



















SmileyRose x

Good Weekend

I managed to get a few jobs done in the garden this weekend thanks to two very special folk who helped me.  They've both been a great help and I thank them both from the bottom of my heart. It would have been a lot of hard work doing it all on my own. The roses are looking good now! ;)

















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Sunday, June 26, 2011

"Lazy Sunday Afternoon"

I popped over to Stamford to visit a friend this afternoon and we went to the antiques fair on the Stamford meadows. I had a good old browse around the stalls. I managed to find an old mirror which would look good on the top of my dressing table. It was a bargain price, so I went away feeling quite happy.  I stopped off for a nice refreshing banana milk shake.  Hmmm it was delicious.

Later in the afternoon we stopped off at the George Hotel.  I had a little walk around the gardens. It's been quite some time since my last visit but it was nice to see that some of the staff were still the same old folk I remember. :)

A lovely day was had by all. :)


One of the stalls at the Antique Fair








SmileyRose x

"Amazing"

I'm listening to "Amazing" by Bruno Mars :)

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"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"

I'm listening to "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship.:)

SmileyRose x

007 Celebrations

Secret Spy Actor Weds

Actor Daniel Craig and actress Rachel Weisz have tied the knot together.  Hmmm one wonders could Mr Craig manage to persuade 007 to do the same? I'm still available. ;)


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A Picture Of Me

in Portugal. :)



SmileyRose x

'The First Grader'

Not A Spoiler

I recently went to see the film 'The First Grader' at the cinema.  The film tells the true story of Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge who is an 84 yr old former Mau Mau fighter from Kenya who is tortured by the British in the 1950s.  He hears about free universal education and decides to present himself at a primary school.  He demands to enroll and is prepared to go as far as dressing up in a school uniform just as the other school kids.

He eventually gets himself an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest primary school pupil.

It's a heartwarming film with a few tear jerker bits in it too. So be prepared. It was a lovely film.

SmileyRose x

Saturday, June 25, 2011

"Love At First Sight"





















"Love At First Sight"by Kylie


SmileyRose x

Happy Days

The girls and I have had some fun days in the past few weeks.  Here's another of those photos. As The Fonz would say "Ayyyyyy." ;)





































SmileyRose x

Bridesmaids

Not A Spoiler

I recently went to watch 'Bridesmaids' at the Showcase cinema. I won't spoil the plot but there were moments when I was rolling about in the aisles. It was a long film which had quite a few funny moments to it and it was well worth a watch. Big thumbs up! :)

"Hold On"



SmileyRose x

Friday, June 24, 2011

Something Cheery For The Ladies

Actor George Clooney is single again.

Yes he's available. :)

SmileyRose x

Sad News!

Actor Peter Falk who played the Detecive Lieutenant Columbo has died. He was aged 83 yrs old.

The actor was famed for being the forgetful detective who always wore the same rain mac and smoked cigars. He had been ill for quite some time and had been battling against dementia and Alzheimer’s. 

RIP Peter Falk.

SmileyRose x

Miserable

Isn't it a miserable Friday? It's really raining heavily now..that's a good start to the weekend. I hope it brightens up.

SmileyRose x

The Dummy & The Babe

Awww I've just been surfing the web and I came across some cute photographs of Rod Stewart cuddling his baby. They are such adorable photographs. LOL that little baby just can't wait to get those cute little hands on that dummy. :)

SmileyRose x

Excitement!

The Apprentice

I sat down to watch the Apprentice recently.  It's becoming exciting?  Only the best are still surviving but it's all very sad that Sir Alan Sugar had to fire someone else on the programme.  I'm so glad he hasn't fired my favourite yet.  I can't wait to watch the next programme. It's a great shame any one of those who remain have to go really.

SmileyRose

Colourful

I bet this pooch spends more time at the hair dresser than anyone else I know. :)






















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"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

I'm a huge fan of this song....and I really like this version of the song by Matthew Morrison and Leona Lewis.



SmileyRose x

The Road To Hawaii

A man was walking along the beach and found a bottle. He looked around and didn't see anyone so he opened it.

A genie appeared and thanked the man for letting him out. The genie said, "For your kindness I will grant you one wish, but only one."

The man thought for a minute and said, "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but have never been able to because I'm afraid of flying and ships make me claustrophobic and ill. So I wish for a road to be built from here to Hawaii."

The genie thought for a few minutes and said, "No, I don't think I can do that. Just think of all the work involved with the pilings needed to hold up the highway and how deep they would have to be to reach the bottom of the ocean. Think of all the pavement that would be needed. No, that is just too much to ask."

The man thought for a minute and then told the genie, "There is one other thing that I have always wanted. I would like to be able to understand women. What makes them laugh and cry, why are they emperamental, why are they so difficult to get along with? Basically, what makes them tick?"

The genie considered for a few minutes and said, "So, do you want two lanes or four?"

SmileyRose x

Hawaii Five-0

My favourite theme music :)



SmileyRose x

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hawaiian Wedding Song

If I ever do it again...there will be a few Hawaiian celebrations. ;)





SmileyRose x

When you were married, I know you're not now but did you have a big wedding and how many bridesmaids did you have? Have you ever been a bridesmaid before?

Gosh memories. :) Yes I had a big wedding. I wore a lovely white dress and I felt great in it. It was a very traditional looking gown which had lots of pearls and sequences to the bodice and around the bottom edge of the dress. I wore a veil too. I married in a church and we invited a number of folk to the wedding. The reception was held at The Bull Hotel, Peterborough and lots of folk turned up for the event. I didn't realize we knew such a lot of people. ;)

I had four bridesmaids which included two adult bridesmaids and two little ones. I suppose they're both much taller than me these days, but at the time they were both little dots. They all looked pretty in peach.

Yes I have been a bridesmaid three times, for my aunty and uncle, for a good friend and for some Cypriot friends who had the full orthodox wedding. It was rather spectacular as the wedding went on for days. :)

If you were in a rock band what would you name it?

The Frantastics ;)

"Come On Feel The Noise"

by Slade :)





SmileyRose x

Shhhhh Listen!

Peace and quiet. ;)

Isn't it heavenly :)

SmileyRose x

We're Only Human!

Mistakes. We all make them from time to time...if we did not make any, then we wouldn't be human.  :)

Remember!

"Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes"

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new"

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing"

"Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience"      

"Mistakes are stepping stones to success"

"I'm Only Human" by the Human League

SmileyRose x

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"If You're Not The One"

I've just been listening to "If You're Not The One" by Daniel Bedingfield. :)

SmileyRose x

"Prince Charming"

by Adam Ant



SmileyRose x

"Some Day My Prince Will Come"



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Cinderella's Wishes

Cinderella was now 75 years old. After a fulfilling life with the now dead Prince, she happily sat upon her rocking chair, watching the world go by from her front porch, with a cat called Alan for companionship.

One sunny afternoon, out of nowhere, appeared the Fairy Godmother. Cinderella said: 'Fairy Godmother, what are you doing here after all these years?' The Fairy Godmother replied: 'Well Cinderella, since you have lived a good, wholesome life since we last met, I have decided to grant you 3 wishes. Is there anything for which your heart still yearns?'

Cinderella is taken aback, overjoyed and after some thoughtful consideration and almost under her breath she uttered her first wish. 'I wish I was wealthy beyond comprehension.' Instantly her rocking chair was turned into solid gold. Cinderella was stunned.

Cinderella said 'Oh thank you, Fairy Godmother!' The Fairy Godmother replied 'It is the least I can do. What is your second wish?' Cinderella looked down at her frail body and said: 'I wish I was young and full of the beauty of youth again.'

At once, her wish having been desired, became reality, and her beautiful youthful visage had returned. Cinderella felt stirrings inside her that had been dormant for years and long forgotten vigour and vitality began to course through her very soul. Then the Fairy Godmother spoke again: 'You have one more wish, what shall you have?'

Cinderella looked over to Alan, who was now quivering in the corner with fear. 'I wish you to transform my old cat, Alan, into a beautiful and handsome young man.' Magically, Alan suddenly underwent so fundamental a change in his biologicial make up, that when he stoof before her, he was a boy, so beautiful the like of which she nor the world had ever seen, so fair indeed that birds begun to fall from the sky at his feet.

The Fairy Godmother said: 'Congratulations Cinderella! Enjoy your new life.' With a blazing shock of bright blue electricity, she was gone.

For a few moments, Alan and Cinderella looked into each other's eyes. Cinderella sat, breathless, gazing at the most stunningly perfect boy she had ever seen. Then Alan walked over to Cinderella, who sat transfixed in her rocking chair, and held her close in his muscular arms.

He leant close to her ear, and into her ear breathed as much as whispered, blowing her hair with his warm breath, 'I bet you regret having me neutered now, don't you?  ;)


SmileyRose x

My Carriage Awaits Me

Photographed at Sacrewell Farm. :)




















SmileyRose x

"Baby I Love You"

by Jennifer Lopez



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Such A Cutie

It was lambing season when I last visited Sacrewell farm. Isn't she/he adorable?  :)




















SmileyRose x

"If You're Not The One"

I'm listening to "If You're Not The One" by Daniel Bedingfield. :)

SmileyRose x

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"All Time Love"

I'm listening to "All Time Love" by Will Young :)

SmileyRose x

'Take That'

I'm listening to "A Million Love Songs" by Take That. :)

SmileyRose x

Stop Whining!

A recent study is published in the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology. The study found that a whining child is the most effective way of distracting adults who are carrying out elementary cognitive tasks such as talking on the telephone.  The top three most annoying sounds are: Child whining, Infant crying and Motherese (adult baby talk).  Hmmmm it all sounds so very interesting study.

Children often find it harder to explain their dissatisfaction about something, so they whine. I suppose it is a child's way of complaining about something they're not very happy with.  :)




Useful Tips - Ways To Stop Whining - Good Luck! :)    Click Here For Below Article

Notice when she whines and choose your response. Changing the pattern of whining begins when you change how you respond to it.


When you notice her whining, call her attention to it. Whining has become an unconscious habit by the time she reaches elementary school. She needs to learn to recognize it first. Some strategies you can try are:

Purposeful ignoring. You can even say "I'm ignoring you when you use your whiny voice. Try again in your normal voice and I'll pay attention."

Whine back. Use a bit of humor to cue her to notice her whining by showing what a whiny voice sounds like.

Stop her immediately when she whines and say, "Do you hear that you are whining? Tell me the same thing in your normal voice."

Tone of voice is the hallmark of whining, but the child's reaction to being told 'no' is another component of whining. She needs to learn a new habit to replace whining, so help her learn the right approach to asking for what she wants. Asking politely is an important social skill that you can teach directly. To teach a child to accept 'no' for an answer can be more of a challenge. I like the approach from Common-Sense Parenting. Teach your child to:

Stop and look at Mum or Dad

Say "OK"

Stay calm. Do not argue or whine.

If you disagree, discuss it later, calmly and in private.

Reinforce non-whining. Focus on the problem for 2-3 months, and thereafter if the habit creeps back. Notice when she asks politely and when she accepts 'no' for an answer without whining. Praise and reward her to reinforce the new learning. When she does whine, pause, look at her, and call attention to the whining if necessary. Help her think through what she should say and how to practice the new learning. Watch your own whining too, so that social learning doesn't overcome your efforts too, so that social learning doesn't overcome your efforts to break your child's whining habit.


SmileyRose x

"The End Of The Road"

I'm listening to "The End Of The Road" by Boyz to Men :)

SmileyRose x

Miss Puddle Duck

This was a little duck I met at Sacrewell Farm not so long ago. She was so desperate to have her picture on my blog site, so she waddled in front of me so that I noticed her. Awww so sweet. :)




















SmileyRose x

"Light Up"

I'm listening to "Light Up" by Leona Lewis. :)

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"Truly Madly Deeply"

I'm listening to "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden. :)

SmileyRose x

What do you think about relationships which have a huge age gap? Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who was younger or much older than you?

It is not something which I've ever spent too much time thinking about. I suppose it is because I've never previously been in a relationship with a guy who was much younger/much older than me. If two people fall in love together then the age gap is less likely to matter to them. You know that old saying? Love conquers all. ;).

I am less likely to be in a relationship with someone who is much younger than me mainly because once you reach retirement age you're less likely to enjoy your retirement together, particularly if one of you still has to go out to work and the other doesn't.

Retirement is likely to be very different to being a full-time mother because when your partner leaves for work each day you often have to face a busy day in the home with the children. It is not the same as being retired because you very rarely get the time to sit back and relax when you are a busy housewife/mother.

I am less likely to be in a relationship with someone who is much older than me because I am not looking for a paternal figure in my life. Sugar daddies just don't do anything for me. ;)

Apart from all of the above, I am also very reluctant to want to be in a relationship with a man who doesn't share the similar memories as I do ie., music, films news etc and I would much prefer growing old together ie., there's something sexy about kissing wrinkles together. ;)

So there you have it in a nutshell....although I will never say never, just in case. ;)

Have you reached your big 50 birthday yet?

Are you trying to age me before my time? No! Of course not! :)

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

It's Going To Be A Hot One!

They say it's going to be a hot day today. Of course it's the longest day of the year too, so let's hope it is a hot one. :)

SmileyRose x

"Kiss"

by Prince :)



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Which Celebrity Would You Most Like To Kiss? - It's National Kissing Day :)

Ooo this is a nice subject. This morning Heart radio DJ's are discussing the celebrity folk would most like to kiss. This is a tough question. It's really tough as I honestly don't know who I would like to kiss most.

Perhaps if they changed the question around a little and asked the male celebrity who most would like to kiss me?...then it would free up some of my dilemma. ;)


SmileyRose x

"Amazing"

I am listening to "Amazing" by Bruno Mars. :)

SmileyRose x

Smart

This was one smart horse. He lives at Sacrewell Farm and his name is Harry. He was adorable. :)




















"I'm Just Wild About Harry" by Judy Garland



SmileyRose x

The Nappers

Awww! I saw these cute little piglets taking a nap before dinner time during my recent visit to Sacrewell Farm, Nr Peterborough. Arne't they adorable? :)





















The Mill House and Watermill, Sacrewell Farm





















SmileyRose x

"It's All In The Game"

by Cliff Richard :)



SmileyRose x

Monday, June 20, 2011

Anyone For Tennis?

It is that time of the year again. Wimbleton begins today.  I shall be rooting for Tim Henman or should I be rooting for Andy Murray...hmmm I'm unsure which one.  Good luck to both of them. :)

SmileyRose x

"Crazy"

I'm listening to "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. :)

SmileyRose x

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The New Duck In My Life!

It's the early stages of our relationship but he's cute and he's a bit quackers. ;)




















Taken at Baytree Garden Centre Near Spalding by my Mum. :)

Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce :)
























SmileyRose x

Thanks Dad!

We often give our Mother's all of the praise they deserve, particularly as their role is an important one. I am not being bias here because I am a Mother and I am merely telling it just how it is. ;)

When I was growing up my Father played a very important role in my life also. Although my Father worked hard for much of the time particularly when he was in the RAF we always went on tour/lived abroad with him. He was never far away and we spent some unforgettable times together as a family.

Like our Mother's role within our lives our Father's role was also that of an important one and it should not go unnoticed. In most households, particularly in my childhood, the Dad often had to work long hours because he was the main breadwinner in the family and he helped provide a comfortable home for us all. We had times when we spent some special times together and they were times I shall aways cherish. :)

I remember the day he took me and my younger sister to see the film 'The Railway Children' at the cinema. I almost bawled my eyes out when Roberta saw her father coming through the steamed filled railway station and then she runs towards her Father shouting "Daddy, my daddy"...aww that was a lovely film.

I remember after one of my boyfriends died in an automobile accident and how my father was around to comfort me. He was also there when I was going through other relationship break-ups and he has always been a great comforter.

I remember the time I took my Father shopping with me. We were out clothes shopping and how he had tremendous patience watching me as I kept popping out to ask his opinion on the outfit I was trying on.

My father has had his share of health problems over the years, however amazingly with his strength and determination he has done remarkably well considering. There was a time when we thought he wasn't going to be around for too much longer but he managed to pull through those tough times. Ill health can cause havoc on the family and it can be a very stressful time indeed.

We've had our share of problems over the years too, but when it comes to the crunch he's the only dad I have and I am truly grateful and very proud to have him around still. Thanks for the laughs we've had together too...and here's to a few more. ;) :)


"You're The Best Thing That Ever Happend" by Gladys Knight And The Pips


SmileyRose x

"Daddy Cool"

By Boney M :)



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Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day Dad. :)

I'd just like to wish my Dad a very happy father's day....particuarly as he's been my father now for a very long time. ;)  I popped over to visit him a few days ago.  I tend to make a weekly trip to see him so that we can catch up on all of the news together or put the world to rights. How I love spending time with my dad. :)
















I know some of you no longer have your dads around anymore perhaps because they may have passed away. I'm hoping you have this day to remember your parent. It can't be very easy for anyone to lose a parent which is the reason why you are all in my thoughts today too.




















Also, to all of you other dads/fathers out there. I hope you all have a lovely day today/whenever else you all choose to celebrate this day.  I know some of you maybe without your children on this day for whatever the reasons...here's thinking about you too. :) Also to all of you step father's out there. Some can be pretty cool.


Last but not least...a message for both of my daughters. I hope you have a lovely day with your father today. :)

Have a lovey day all. x

"You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boon


SmileyRose x

"She"

by Elvis Costello

Such a lovely song from the Notting Hill soundtrack. :)



SmileyRose x

"Gimme Some Lovin"

From the 'Notting Hill' soundtrack.

"Gimme Some Lovin" by The Spencer Davis Group.

SmileyRose x

Which is you favourite Hugh Grant film/movie?

I have enjoyed many of his films over the years however 'Notting Hill' has to be a firm favourite with me mainly because I really enjoyed the humour and it was a very romantic film too. In fact I still laugh out loud every time I watch the film. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fancy A Carrot?

No! Not that kind of a Carat! 

Are there any fruitarians in here?

For those of you who don't know what a fruitarian is, fruitarians choose to eat only fruits and vegetables that can be harvested without killing the plant. For example, they will eat apples and tomatoes, but not potatoes or carrots... so you perhaps wouldn't want to eat any carrots for your dinner if you wold like to be a fruitariun ;)

SmileyRose x

Engagement

Awww! My favourite Chelsea footballer Frank Lampard and his girlfriend recently announced their engagement. Congratulations. Another one bites the dust. ;)

"Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen


SmileyRose x

Friday, June 17, 2011

*Tuts*

I have drawn to the conclusion that having lots of money definitely does not give you class! 

Ewww! I have just been looking at photographs of  folk who were involved in a drunken brawl at the Royal Ascot event.  Some folk just don't have what it takes to be classy!

Money can't buy you class. :)

SmileyRose x

"We Close Our Eyes"

Hey! Does anyone remember the band 'Go West?'  I really liked this song. :)



SmileyRose x

It's Friday!

...and you know what that means?  It's the weekend!  I'm not sure about anyone else but I'm looking forward to just chilling out this weekend. :)

I began my weekend last night by chilling out with a few girly folk. I've worn myself out nattering.

SmileyRose x

"I'm Glad You Came"

I've just been listening to "I'm Glad You Came" by The Wanted.  I'm really loving this new song by them.  It's fabulous. :)

SmileyRose x

'I Love You'

Hmm a recent study revealed that you should never trust a man who tells you he loves you within the first 3 months of first seeing each other. It was thought that most woman much prefer it when a man waits to get serious before he tells you that he loves you.

The study also revealed that about 61.5 per cent of the time men were much more likely to say the phrase "I Love You"  first, perhaps because they have an ulterior motive. Home truths revealed that men are more likely to prefer hearing those three little words earlier on in the relationship, not because they’re being soppy/a big softy, but because they see it as a sign that a woman is ready to go to bed with them.  A man is likely to tell a woman he loves her at least 6wks earlier than a women does, mainly because men have a stronger desire to motivate early sexual activity in relationships.

Hmm so now you know. ;)

"Love You More" by JLS

"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles




SmileyRose x

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Mr Saxobeat"

I'm loving this song by Alexandra Stan.... so much! :)





SmileyRose x

Who Has The X-Factor?

Nicole Scherzinger or Cheryl Cole?

They've both been in the news a lot recently. 

In my opinion...definitely for her style and her figure...it has to be Cheryl Cole! :)

SmileyRose x

"Saving All My Love For You"

I'm listening to "Saving All My Love For Hugh......I mean You!" by Whitney Houston. ;)

SmileyRose x

BOO! (in the lyrics) - "Dilemma"

by Nelly



SmileyRose x

Surprise! :)

Once upon a time, there lived a man who had a terrible passion for baked beans. He loved them, but they always had an embarrassing and somewhat lively reaction on him.

One day he met a girl and fell in love. When it became apparent they would marry, he thought to himself, she'll never go through with the marriage with me carrying on like this, so he made the supreme sacrifice and gave up beans. Shortly after that they were married.

A few months later, on the way home from work, his car broke down and since they lived in the country, he called his wife and told her he would be late because he had to walk. On his way home, he passed a small cafe and the wonderful aroma of baked beans overwhelmed him. Since he still had several miles to walk he figured he could walk off any ill effects before he got home. So he went in and ordered, and before leaving had 3 extra large helpings of baked beans. All the way home he putt-putted. By the time he arrived home he felt reasonably safe. His wife met him at the door and seemed somewhat excited. She exclaimed, Darling, I have the most wonderful surprise for you for dinner tonight! She put a blindfold on him, and led him to his chair at the head of the table and made him promise not to peak. At this point he was beginning to feel another one coming on. Just as his wife was about to remove the blindfold, the telephone rang. She again made him promise not to peek until she returned, and away she went to answer the phone. While she was gone, he seized the opportunity. He shifted his weight to one leg and let go. It was not only loud, but ripe as a rotten egg. He had a hard time breathing, so he felt for his napkin and fanned the air about him. He had just started to feel better, when another urge came on. He raised his leg and RRIIIPPPP!!! It sounded like a diesel engine revving, and smelled worse. To keep from gagging, he tried fanning his arms a while, hoping the smell would dissipate. He got another urge. This was a real blue ribbon winner, the windows shook, the dishes on the table rattled and a minute later the flowers on the table were dead. While keeping an ear tuned in on the conversation in the hallway, and keeping his promise of staying blindfolded, he carried on like this for the next ten minutes, letting rip and fanning each time with his napkin. When he heard the phone farewells he neatly laid his napkin on his lap and folded his hands on top of it. Smiling contentedly, he was the picture of innocence when his wife walked in. Apologizing for taking so long, she asked if he had peeked at the dinner table. After assuring her he had not peeked, she removed the blindfold and yelled, SURPRISE!!! To his shock and horror, there were twelve dinner guests seated around the table for his surprise birthday party. :0)


SmileyRose x

Indian Drums

Two cowboys were waiting in their bunkers for the Indians to attack. They listened to the distant pounding war drums.

One cowboy muttered to the other, "I don't like the sound of them drums."

Just then, an Indian voice came over the hill, "It's not our usual drummer!"


SmileyRose x

Drumming Up!

One of the best drummers ever has to be Keith Moon from the Who.  He was absolutely fabulous! Watch him in action. :)



SmileyRose x

Moon Walking

He was one of the greatest entertainers ever.  He certainly knew how to moon walk. :)



SmileyRose x

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Moonlight Sonata" (Mvt 1)

by Beethoven. This is really relaxing to listen to. :)




 SmileyRose x

Lunar Eclipse

If the skies are clear tonight you will probably be able to see the longest total lunar eclipse since 2000. The event will turn the moon blood red for a whole 100 minutes.  Whoa! That would be good to see. :)


SmileyRose x

"Amazing"

I'm listening to "Amazing" by Bruno Mars :)

SmileyRose x

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"A Million Love Songs"

I'm listening to "A Million Love Songs" by Take That

SmileyRose x

'The Wanted'

I'm listening to "All Time Low" by The Wanted :)

SmileyRose x

Nice Folk

Whilst standing in the queue at Sainsbury recently I met a really nice lady and gentle who were quite chatty as we stood in the queue waiting to be served.  When I reached the till the nice folk told me they'd forgotten their Sainsbury reward card so asked if I wanted their points.  I was glad to oblige because they'd just done a huge shop which gave me quite a number of points.  Awww thanks muchly to those folk. :)

SmileyRose x

"My Camera Never Lies"

by Bucks Fizz




SmileyRose x

"Picture Of You"

by Boyzone



SmileyRose x

FRANCES NAPPER = SNAPPER

Someone recently asked me where in my name does it give anyone a hint of me being a keen photographer? I have previously mentioned that I am a Snapper by name and a Snapper by nature.  Most folk presumed I was jesting, but it's all very true.

Let me explain!

My first name is: Frances
My surname is:  Napper

If you take the last letter of my first name, the letter 'S' and add it to my surname 'Napper'... it then becomes Snapper.... and I love to take snaps. :)

See!  I told you so. ;)

I hope that now explains things. :)


Ps Not alot of folk know this but not only is the shortened form of my name FRAN, it is also an acronym of all of my names put together. :)

SmileyRose x

Monday, June 13, 2011

"Two Weeks Notice"

It was great to watch one of my favourite films on the TV again this evening. "Two Weeks Notice" starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock were both very funny in this film. It was a great little romantic comedy where boy meets girl, girl falls out with boy, boy realises he loves girl and they live hapilly ever after. I loved it. :)


Ps Did they end up living together in that little home right at the end...the one that boy mocks girl for living in a small home? Eww some guys are really snooty. ;)

SmileyRose x

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Foundations

I'm listening to "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations :)

SmileyRose x

Would you have more kids? Is it something you'd thought about?

LOL it's something I have never considered since my divorce. I am already blessed with having two lovely teenagers and I'm not about to start with the whole nappy thing again. The pampers were great all of those years ago, I don't think I'd like to go through the nappy scenes over again. Hehe you have to experience it to appreciate it, but there comes a time when you've seen enough nappies and you know it is time to move on with your life. :)

No I've not thought about it at all.  I'm happy playing with the monkey's. :)

"Singing In The Rain"

Apart from reading the forecast for later on this afternoon, I have also been listening to an old cd which features the song "Singing In The Rain."  I watched the film a number of years ago and I thought it was great. I also loved the Morcambe and Wise "Singing In The Rain" comedy sketch. I've been a great fan of the song ever since. My favourite part in the film is when Debbie Reynolds is singing backstage. The female actress/singer on the stage is miming to the song and suddenly the curtains start to go back and it reveals Debbie Reynolds singing.  The audience burst out laughing at the actress who is totally oblivious to what's going on behind her. She finally gets found out when Debbie runs off and leaves the actress to continue singing in a somewhat squeaky voice. LOL it was a great film. :)

The song also reminds me of the day I went to a bonfire night with the family when my two daughters were very young.  It had been raining and there were lots of puddles along the way.  The two of them kept jumping in all of the puddles and splashing everyone...mainly myself and my then hubby. Thankfully they were both wearing wellies. It's funny how some children can find the simplest of things, great fun. :)

"Singing In The Rain" by Gene Kelly


SmileyRose x

Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Shine"

I'm listening to my Take That cd. It's great. :)

SmileyRose x

"Ordinary People"

This is a fabulous song I found whilst surfing the internet recently.  It's called "Ordinary People" by John Legend. :)



SmileyRose x

"We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off To Have A Good Time"

I'm listening to "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off To Have A Good Time" by Jermaine Stewart. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Angels"

I'm listening to "Angels" by Robbie Williams. :)

SmileyRose x

The Queen's Official Birthday

Today is the Queen's Official Birthday and it has been reported that Prince William will be taking part in the Trooping of the Colour Ceremony.

Ps ...and so will Prince Charles, the Duke of Kent and Princess Anne who will all be riding the Queen's Escort. :)


SmileyRose x

'This Morning'

I very rarely watch breakfast TV or 'This Morning' anymore however I must admit to watching a little morning television quite by accident the other day.  I had no choice as I was feeling quite under the weather. Anyway, I was surprised to see Philip Scholfield still presenting the show and there was another lady who I presumed was Carol Smillie to begin with and then I realized it wasn't her at all. It was indeed someone else, but who that someone else was remains a mystery to me.

On the show there was the daughter of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli.  I have always been a huge fan of old musicals. Although I wasn't around to appreciate them when I was young, I have watched many of the old musical films when they used to show repeat films. I had a love for the music around in that time.  Judy Garland was absolutely fabulous.  Liza of course followed in her famous mothers footsteps by becoming a singer, however I hear she was far more into dancing as a young woman. :)

Then I watched comedian Jack Dee who was on the show to plug his new comedy 'Lead Balloon.'

I watched an Indian chef teaching us how to make an Indian B-B-Q.  I must admit to feeling more in need of some of that delicious Indian Lussi drink.  Yum yums.;)

Last but not least was a young lady who sang with a lovely voice.  Her name was Jackie Evancho and she sang "Nessun Dorma" beautifully.

It brought back some old memories of watching bits of the programme when the children were babies.  Obviously there was some moments when they slept and I had the chance to sit back with a cup of tea. However,  it used to be Richard and Judy hosting the programme back then. Shows how old I am. ;)  Those were the days. ;)

SmileyRose x

Sir Brucie

Light entertainer Bruce Forsyth is to be knighted. He has finally received a knighthood and how very pleased I am for him too. 'The Generation Game' and the 'Play Your Cards Right' host has been a firm favourite of mine for donkey's years. It's been a long time coming but he's finally made it at the tender age of 83 years. He now gets to rub shoulders with the Queen. Whooooa.  ;)

Here is is doing what he knows best with Alesha Dixon ;)


SmileyRose x

"Lonely Boy"

Singer/songwriter Andrew Gold has recently died.  One of his biggest hits was "Lonely Boy." RIP Mr Gold.

SmileyRose x

Friday, June 10, 2011

Do you think all single/seperated guys who are over 45 and who are on facebook/twitter are looking for casual sex?

I'm unsure. You tell me?

It is a more common trait for women to do much of the chattering and talking so I can understand females over this age who use the social networking sites for a bit of chatter. I much prefer to chat in person but I can chatter away on my blog site as it's quite natural for me to do so...I am a woman after all. I don't really chat to anyone else all that much over the internet and I mostly just blog. I don't have any private messaging on my blog site either.:)

If a guy is not single and he is not looking for a relationship then what is he looking for? He could be doing a little social networking I suppose but that would depend upon what businesses or associates etc he follows/adds as his friendships.

Erm if he's on facebook and he mostly adds females as his networking friends, then what is he looking for? Most guys who are looking for love would be stating that this is what they're after in the looking for females comment box.....or they'd have a status which tells everyone they're already in a relationship. A guy who states neither, he's over 45 then one would assume he's looking for something casual.

I don't know the answers, I'm just assuming. :)

What do you think about the bible and do you believe in God?

I do not often discuss religion or my religious views mainly because I know there are a lot of folk who fall out purely over religion. I would like to think of myself as understanding towards other folk’s religions and I'm always willing to listen to other folk when they talk about their own beliefs. There's absolutely no harm in it as long as everyone accepts that we all have different beliefs and not all of us want to change the way we have been brought up, or our beliefs. As long as everyone is accepting of each other then that is all that should really matter. Learning to live and get along together peacefully and in harmony means far more to me.

Do I believe in the bible?

God wanted his teachings to be passed down throughout the generations because he believed that his basic teachings would provide a much better place/world for us all to live in. He spread his teachings wide and far through his son Jesus and Jesus’ followers/disciples. More than anything God wanted peace on earth irrespective of anything else. He wanted folk to follow some good morals through his teachings. God wanted his teaching to be passed on to mankind throughout the centuries to come. This would be done by teaching young children his bible stories from an early age and then passing Gods word onto the next generations to come. Look at it like a religious rule book if you like. This is why the bible was written and it is the reason why it's not a bad book to follow. :)

Lots of folk have made mistakes along the way and they've not done everything exactly according to the bible, but remember God can be forgiving. I think he is more forgiving to those who have understood they have been wrong and they never go back to make those same mistakes again. Sometimes folk do not know they are making mistakes because they lack education/a good upbringing. All is not lost because they can be taught. Sometimes those who have committed any wrong doing, they sometimes have to pay the penalties for what they've done. A serious crime committed won't immediately make God forgive, but his teachings could help prevent someone from doing the same again. :)

Elegant

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both attended a charity gala yesterday evening, their first official engagement since becoming newlyweds. Prince William/The Duke looked great wearing a black tuxedo however the Duchess looked incredibly glamorous dressed in a shimmering pink Jenny Packham gown, accessorised with LK Bennett shoes and a clutch bag. She certainly appeared to have sparkled looking at the photographs in this mornings newspaper.  Kate Middleton seems to have definitely brought a touch of elegance into the world of the famous. I haven't been this excited about looking at the famous dresses since the Princess Diana days. Well done the Duchess of Cambridge. :)

Below

This is another one of the Jenny Packham pink tulle gowns/designs. It's a very elegant style seen here modelled on the catwalk. She certainly has designed some fabulous gowns over the years. :)


















Picture source

Here are just a few more of her elegant styles. Lovely. Although I am not really up to wearing too many mini skirts anymore I think the short dresses look lovely on some of the younger folk.  :)





















"Fashion" by David Bowie




SmileyRose x

What's your favourite football team?

Chelsea. :)

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

Thursday, June 09, 2011

When was the last time you had a stay at hospital (NHS) and what was it for?

It was about 12 years ago. I had been very ill before hand. I had a gland removed.

Click Here - Silivary Gland Removal

Take That

I'm listening to "Patients" or "Patience" by Take That


SmileyRose x

Fabulous Fellow Blogger

Please everyone check out this young 15yr old girls blog site. Her name is Alice. She's a remarkable young lady who has terminal cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I think she's amazing. She's also an extremely brave young girl. She mentions in the title of her blog "You only have one life, live it!" Thank you Alice and I sincerely hope you live it too. She's also a fan of the Bridget Jones film and a fan of Take That...which makes her extra special because I like the film and the band also.. ;)

Click Here: Alice's Bucket List Blog Site

"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack (also sung by Ronan Keating)

....dance like no one is watching.

SmileyRoseFrances x

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

2011 - Glamour Woman Of The Year

Well done!

Writer of the Year - Dawn French

She's one of my favourite funny ladies.


SmileyRose x

Sunday, June 05, 2011

"Especially For You"



SmileyRose x

'The Bill' - Feeling Under The Weather

It's totally unlike me I know; however I have been feeling a little under the weather recently. Today was spent resting. I did absolutely nothing but lay down to watch TV today. I've not lain that still in ages, not unless I have been asleep in bed. ;)

Firstly I watched last Saturdays repeat programme of 'Britain’s Got Talent.' Well done to this year's winner Jai McDowall, he really does have talent and he's a well deserved winner.

A friend recently bought me a DVD boxed cassette of TV soap 'The Bill.' I sat down to watch a couple of episodes this evening and they brought back a few nostalgic memories.

I don't remember watching the pilot episode of the programme, which was released back in 1984; however I do remember watching the very first programme of the series which began just over a year later.

The pilot episode of 'The Bill' began with Jim Carver's alarm going off for the early shift. He joins Sunhill Police Station as a probationer but almost gets himself suspended after his first day in the job.

Then I watched the very first episode of 'The Bill.' It began with Bob Cryer driving into work ready to brief the morning shift. It was quite nostalgic sitting back to watch the soap again. Awww! How I miss watching 'The Bill'.

Of course I also remember watching the very last episode of the soap too.
:( Did anyone campaign in favour of keeping the programme running? If not, then they ought to have done. :)

SmileyRose x

What did you eat for lunch today?

Some Cypriot Halloumi Cheese on Ryvita crispbread. :)

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

What do you always carry with you at all times?

A sense of humour...you need it sometimes. ;)

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

Graduation Day

The last graduation day I attended was of course my own. It was held at The Peterborough Cathedral. My Mum and my two daughters were there to support me. I threw myself into study as a mature student after my marriage ended.

In the past I have supported my sister and another friend as a guest at their Graduation ceromonies. Recently it was great fun to sit back and support someone else on their success at their graduation ceremony. A good day was had by all. :)

I was recently a guest at the Ely Cathedral whereby I watched a number of folk, including my friend step up to receive the conferment of their Degree. It was super to be a part of the celebrations on the day and I applauded all of those Open University students on their success. One lady in particular made me applaud for much longer than usual as she was an inspiration to the rest of us. She was a very elderly lady to say the least and she was there to receive her award which I feel certain she worked very hard for. Well done to her!

It was great to meet and chat to some other lovely folk who were all attending the same venue. I applaud them all as they have all done remarkably well. Studying for an Open University degree takes time and a great deal of effort. It requires a lot of support from others around you. It was noted that it can be particularly difficult for those who work full-time and who also have family committments to be able to study for a degree in the first place. Well done to them all. All of those folk who stood on that stage to collect their awards were all honoured for the day. :)

So now that my friend has a higher qualification than me...will it inspire me to go any further with my own qualifications/study? Hmmm Maybe. Maybe not. We'll have to wait and see. ;)


SmileyRose x

Graduation Congratulations



SmileyRose x

Love This!

"Too Many Broken Hearts" by Jason Donaovan and (Chris Brown 2011 mix) :)

I liked the original too. ;)



SmileyRose x

"Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)"

by Fun Boy Three and Bananarama



SmileyRose x

Look Alikes

You can get many look alikes out there. I have often seen celeb/famous look alikes and I've even come face to face with some who resemble me too. Remember! Look alikes are 'not' going to be exacly like the real person. Although they may resemble someone else, they are likely not to have the same type of personality as the real person. A personality is what makes you who you are and not who you look like.

For all of you girls who like to copy the styles of the celebs/famous out there. Remember! It is only their dress sense/style you are copying but it doesn't miraculously change the person you are! You are who you are.

I would not consider anyone else out there to be 'exactly' like me no matter how much they think they may look like me. I would like to think of myself as an individual who is quite unique. ;)

SmileyRose x

I'm Most Likely To Get Along With.......

I'm most likely to get along with others who are as nice as me but who are also individuals themselves and those who can contribute to new conversations when they speak to me. I am likely to share more in common with these folk as it is lovely to listen and learn something new from others too.

I do not profess to knowing it all however I know a lot for my years. I love to absorb other folks contribution to new conversation and I love listening to their stories. :)

I am a great listener and I am also good at offering my own opinions whenever necessary.

I like listening to other folks good advise when they offer it to me and I am also good at offering others my own good advise too. :) I tend to treat good advise like a useful tip given to you by someone else who wishes to be helpful. If the advise given to you still leaves you with some uncertainties/doubts then it's best not to take it. In other words...it is always nice to listen to others who offer you their good advise however whether you take it or not is entirely up to you. We are all responsible for making our own choices in life. :)

SmileyRose x

"You're The One That I Want"

I'm listening to "You're The One That I Want" from the film 'Grease' sung by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. :)

SmileyRose x

The Older Generation

Someone in their 20's recently mentioned to me that it is amazing how much one can learn from the older generation sometimes.

I'd tend to agree with the above as I have always maintained that even when I was a youngster I learned so much from the older generation. However, now that I am one of the older generation myself I know that others can learn quite a bit from me too.:)

Ps

Anyone older than 48 yrs is considered to be the older generation in my books. If you're any younger then you still have a lot to learn. ;)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Do we like..?


........Chavs?


I'm less likely to want to socialize with these folk because I don't share anything in common with any of them. :)

Quoted from Wikipedia:

"Chavs are said to be aggressive teenagers, of working class background, who repeatedly engage in anti-social behaviour such as street drinking, drug abuse and rowdiness, or other forms of juvenile delinquency"


I do not like TV programmes which encourage this kind of behavior either. :)

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

"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"

I'm listening to "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson. :)

SmileyRose x

Would you be thrilled to bits if nothing but your derriere became famous?

LOL of course not! I would prefer it if males found the rest of me (particularly the front of me) quite sexy and not just my bottom! ;)

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

Friday, June 03, 2011

"Hot Stuff"

I'm listening to "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer :)

SmileyRose x

If you are not remarried is your ex husband still responsible for you?

I'm unsure what you mean by this because my ex-husband has definitely never been responsible for me. When we were married we always took care of each other. Whilst he worked I took care of our children. I would never say that it was I who should take all of the credit/responsibility of looking after/caring for our children as it was a team effort on both of our parts to bring up our family together.

It is true that we are no longer married and that my ex husband is definitely not responsible for anything I do. In fact I work hard for a living and I am responsible for 'all' of my own bills etc. Yes I pay my own council tax too. My ex husband does not have any share in any of what I own these days therefore there is nothing we share jointly apart from our children. I feel sure we will both be responsible for sharing this same interest in our children even when they are drawing their pensions...provided of course we are both still alive by then. Our joint interest in our children will never die. :)

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

If you had your own country, what would you name it?

Francesland or Franland :o)

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

"We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off To Have A Good Time"

I'm listening to "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off To Have A Good Time" by Jermaine Stewart :)

SmileyRose x

New Baby!

In The Pink!

Singer Pink has given birth to a new baby girl named Willow. I've alway been quite partial to Willow trees, particularly as one of my favourite places to read as a young girl was underneath the old willow tree on the Stamford meadows. It's a nice name. :)

SmileyRose x

"Morning Has Broken"

by Cat Stevens :)



SmileyRose x

Awwww So Cute :)



SmileyRose x

Thursday, June 02, 2011

"The Flower Duet (Lakeme)







SmileyRose x

Something Pretty!

I saw these lovely lilac flowers on my recent visit to Clumber park. I'm still unsure what they are called however there were lots of these lovely flowers growing on tall bushes. They looked spectacular as there were clusters of them spread around the park as we walked. :)













SmileyRose x

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

"A Million Love Songs"

I'm listening to "A Million Love Songs" by Take That

SmileyRose x

June Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all of those family and friends who are celebrating their birthday in the month of June. I hope you all have a fabulous time. :) XXX


















SmileyRose x

The Burghley Game And Country Fair

I spent the bank holiday afternoon with a friend at The Burghley Game And Country Fair. I had a fabulous time. Unfortunately the weather was completely wet and miserable however I didn't let that interfere with the day...I only wished I was wearing wellies, that's all. :)

I decided to have a little go at some archery. Not bad at all. I managed to hit my target. ;)






Then it was off to do a little target shooting. Heck! I hit the bullseye three times. I was a total natural. ;)




It was then off to watch a few horsey games. It was such good fun. I of course was rooting for the winners...which incidentally were the Lincolnshire team. ;)




Goodness! It's beginning to look like a scene from a Cowboy and Indians film. ;)




The Lincolnshire team. :)




The winners do a lap of honour. :)





SmileyRose x