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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. :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Three Times A Lady"

I'm listening to "Three Times A Lady" by Lionel Richie and the Commodores.

Awww I remember pretending to be a DJ many years ago and I dedicated this song to my Mum. :)

SmileyRose x

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Lovely Christmas With My Mum

Thank you Mummy :)

I've just come home after spending a lovely few days away visiting my Mum. This year the children spent Christmas day with their father, which I think is great because it gave me the opportunity to visit my own Mum and to spend some quality time with just her.

My brother and sisters were all visiting the USA and I had my own special time with my Mother. I was totally spoilt and she didn't let me do a single thing. She gave me a complete break away from everything which was very welcomed indeed and I'd like to thank her for her kindness and for giving me some special memories over the past few days. I've totally enjoyed myself and I think a girl has to spend some time with her best friend sometimes.....even when it's her own Mum.

I'm just disappointed now because I had to return as it is back to work for me soon. :(

Thanks for the memories Mum and thank you for completely spoiling me over the past few days. It's been fabulous and it just goes to show that you're never too old to be mummy's little angel. ;)

SmileyRose x

"A Million Love Songs"

by Take That :)

I've just been listening to the song...I love it! :)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Wherever You Are"

Wherever You Are"....this is such a beautiful song. Although I am not a military wife I was once a military daughter when my father was in the RAF.

This year I won't be spending Christmas with my either of my two daughters. When I first listened to this song I found it very emotional....It's beautiful! :)

Thinking about everyone who will be apart from their loved ones this Christmas. x

The song is beautiful. Here are some of my favourite lyrics from the song:

"Wherever you are my love will keep you safe,

My heart will build a bridge of light across both time and space.
Wherever you are, our hearts still beat as one
I hold you in my dreams each night "

and these:

"Wherever I am, I will love you day by day
I will keep you safe, cling on to faith, along the dark dark way
Wherever I am, I will hold on through the night
I will pray each day a safe return, will look now to the light
Light up the darkness, my wondrous star"

SmileyRose x

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Last Christmas"

I'm listening to "Last Christmas" by Wham

SmileyRose x

A Special Wish

Wishing and thinking about all of those folk who are spending Christmas on their own this year, without their loved ones. I have spent Christmas on my own before so I know how it feels. (((((Hugs))))) and smiley kisses goes out to all of those folk...I'm thinking about you. xxxx

SmileyRose x


Not a huge spoiler :)

I went to see the film 'Hugo' at the cinema recently and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It is a Martin Scorsese film. The film was set in Paris during the 1930's and it told the story of a little orphan boy named Hugo who lived within the walls of a Paris train station. He developed a talent for anything mechanical from his father and uncle.

The film stars Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Christopher Lee, Frances de la Tour, Jude Law and Helen
McCrory. I am not terribly certain but I think Johnny Depp had something to do with the directing of the film.

I watched the film in 3D and I would have to say it was wonderful. You'd have to watch the film to know exactly what I mean.

SmileyRose x

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What Do You Think?

Do you think red is my colour? :)

"Lady In Red" by Chris de Burgh :)

SmileyRose x

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


by Michael Buble.  A Fabulous song!:)

SmileyRose x

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Always and Forever"

by Heatwave.:)

This is my BEST song of all time. I have loved the song for a very long time. I bought the single when it was first released some years ago and I couldn't stop playing it over and over again. .;)

SmileyRose x

"All I Want For Christmas Is You"

I'm listening to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey. ;)

SmileyRose x


Wow! I went to this new site at the weekend and I was propositioned by not one, not two but three married men!!!! :)  All in the same day. :)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Flying Without Wings"

I'm watching 'Westlife For The Last Time' ....a programme all about Westlife. They're singing "Flying Without Wings"....they're absolutely fabulous!!!!  I will miss them. :(

SmileyRose x

Strictly Come Dancing :)


I was so happy for the winners Harry and Aliona. ;)  I'm a Lion, a Leo the lion therefore I was rooting for both Harry and Alion-a-team. ;)

Commiserations to Jason and his partner and also Chelsee and her partner too. They too were fabulous dancers.

The show ended with the song 'Simply the Best'  by Tina Turner...and they were the best! 

I've enjoyed watching the show over the past few has been great!  I loved the finale this evening when all of the previous contestants from this years show, all danced together.

I have a love for the programme because my own parents were such fabulous ballroom dancers. In fact I remember folk leaving the dance floor to watch my parents dance...because they were so good.  I used to enjoy dancing and I was quite a good mover in my youth. ;) My eldest daughter did me proud not all that long ago when I went to see her in one of her ballroom dancing concerts. She is an excellent dancer too.  It seems it runs in the family. ;)

Thank you to Sir Bruce Forsyth for bringing us such a fabulous show. What are we going to do for the rest of the year now?:)

SmileyRose x

Proud of My Roots!

I think everyone should feel proud of their roots and where their families originate from....I know I'm very proud of mine. :)

Most of you know about my English/Scots roots/background...which I am indeed very proud off, however I am also very proud of my Indian roots too. I was born during the British raj in India in a British hospital. My parents both lived within an Anglo-Indian community at the time. Although I was brought up in England and I came to live in England when I was almost 6 months old (my Mum's family all lived here already)....I am still very proud of my roots in India too although I have never celebrated any of the Indian culture in my life before....nor have I ever visited India on a holiday before either. :)

I have never held a birth certificate before because I was born in India where they did not issue such things. Instead we were only issued with a baptism certificate because the custom in India was to christen babies within a month of them being born. We were issued with baptism certificates instead. It always caused a few problems when work places/other authorities asked me to produce a birth certificate....which I didn't have. :)

My Anglo-Indian culture...means that because I was brought up in England I was only brought up speaking the English language and my family only celebrated the British christian celebrations. I'm also very proud of the fact that I hold only a British passport...which shows my appreciation of being British and I wouldn't want to be anything else but! :)

My Dad was in the Royal Air Force which is also something else to feel very proud off. We were brought up with respect and the knowledge that my Father could be sent out to war at any time during his RAF career. I am so glad and thankful he always came home to us though. :)

I don't have a problem with anyone elses culture however I am mostly proud of my own culture as I think we should all be proud of this fact. I am proud to be British and I am also proud of my roots too. :)

Famous Anglo-Indians: :)

Frances R A Napper (Aka SmileyRose) - Me :)

Sir Cliff Richard @ Harry Webb
Sir Ben Kingsley
Sir Salman Rushdie
Englebert Humperdinck @ Arnold Dorsey
Rudyard Kipling
Alistair McGowan
Peter Sellers
Ben Sharma
Melanie Sykes
Boris Karloff
Diana Quick
Frederick Roberts 1st Earl Roberts
George Orwell
Patience Cooper
Shelley Conn
Ruskin Bond
Rhona Mitra
Philip Meadows Taylor
Frank Anthony
Anna Leonowens
Roger Binny
Stuart Clark
Henry Gidney
Rory Girvan
Pete Best (drummer for Beatles)
and Actress Joanna Lumley was born in British India.

We're a dying race. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Shall We Dance"

From The King and I

Just call me Miss Leonowens...;)  Shall We Dance? :)

SmileyRose x

"Jingle Bell Rock"

SmileyRose x

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Waving To Everyone :)

Hello :)

SmileyRose x

I Was On The Radio This Morning :)

It was a funny kind of a day today. :) 

It began with me sitting down to breakfast this morning. I logged into my facebook account and I then made a search for Heart Radio, Cambridgeshire.  I looked for this specifically so that I could see the new Stripper comedy sketch on facebook.  DJ's  Kev and Ros from Heart Radio made this as a Christmas Special. I actually laughed out loud when I watched it this morning as the original sketch made by Morcambe and Wise some years ago still makes me a chuckle whenever I watch it.  It's just so funny. :)

Anyway, the next thing I know I get a telephone call from Kev and Ros because I happened to 'like' their sketch.  It was funny as I was on my way to work and I was sitting on the bus at the time of the call. I could feel my cheeks hotting up as I spoke to them live on air this morning... basically to tell them how much I enjoyed their funny sketch of the Stripper. LOL Ros's chopping of the grapefruits was so funny. I then wished them a Merry Christmas and that was my spotlight moment over and done with. :)  After I finished the call I remembered I was still on the bus and as I looked up at the others there were a few grumpy faces looking at me LOL.

It was fun and my thanks to Kev and Ros for making me feel so comfortable chatting to them this morning. ;)

SmileyRose x

Monday, December 12, 2011


by Little Mix.  I simply love this song!

SmileyRose x

I Made A Snowoman!

SmileyRose x

"Walking In The Air"

Christmas just would not be Christmas without the Queens Speech, Family/Friends/Loved Ones and The Snowman. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Merry Christmas Everyone" :)

by Shakin' Stevens :)

SmileyRose x

"White Christmas"

I was listening to Bing singing "White Christmas" :)

...May your days be merry and bright and may all of your Christmas's be white.

I've been watching Michael Buble's Top 20 Christmas Songs :)

SmileyRose x


Not a game I've played before...but I would like that windfall. ;)

I so want to play this game with someone. I want to place my zero in the bottom row (middle). Here's hoping you get to pin them on like you do in pin the donkey. ;)

"The Winner Takes It All" by Abba

I also like "Mama Mia" and "That's The Name Of The Game" by Abba :)

SmileyRose x

I Have Been Doing Some Christmas Baking Today...

SmileyRose x

"Let's Twist Again"

SmileyRose x

Sunday, December 11, 2011

X-Factor Winner 2011

Little Mix are the winners of X-Factor 2011....well done to them. They really did shine on tonights show. I must admit to shedding a tear when they started to sing "Silent Night" was just beautiful. Their harmonies were spot on. :)

Although Marcus did not win...I would not call him a loser because he was outstanding. Well done to him too. :)

I hope they all go on to make lots of hit songs.:)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Show Your Support

SmileyRose x

Friday, December 09, 2011


X-Factor USA

Ewww Rachel Crow was dumped from the XFactorUSA today....she wasn't going very quietly either. She sobbed and she sobbed and she sobbed some more. She blamed her Mum for going back on her promise...presumably because she did not win. She obviously quite wasn't mature enough to handle being dumped.

If the programme are going to have kids entertain us then they ought prepare the kids for not being winners all of the time. Either that or parents should not allow children to enter competitions they cannot handle because they are not mature enough to handle rejection.

I felt so sorry for this young girl because a caring parent would not have allowed their child to feel this hurt. (((((((((hugs))))))))))) to Rachel Crow. x

SmileyRose x

The School Nativity Play

You will always remember your childs first Nativity play....and all of the little children singing hymns to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus. "Away In A Manger" is probably one of the more popular nativity hymns your child is likely to learn. It's a tearful event for most parents who attend their childs first nativity play. I remember the tears rolling down my cheeks as I saw both of my ...children take the stage for the very first time. The excitement on their little faces before hand was fabulous to watch. They didn't want to be late for school on this very important day. I arrive at the school and I take a seat. I feel my stomach churning because I so want everything to go smoothly for them. The play begins...hooray it's going smoothly and then suddenly you start to smile again when you hear one little child fluffing his/her lines....there are chuckles coming from the audience and there's lots of awwwing. Awww the little angels.....I have such happy memories. :)

SmileyRose x

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Thinking Back To My Childhood

Thinking back to my childhood and how excited I would become when the Stirling Road van pulled up at the end of our I'd rush over to the van to buy myelf a Lucky Bag. It was really disappointing if the prize inside the bag turned out to be naff though. ;)


Nothing could beat the times when I stayed at my grandmother's home. How I'd love to run to the corner shop at the end of her street. I used to call the assistant 'Lady.' She had lots of sweetie jars behind her counter. I'd buy loads of sweeties with my pocket money and one or two of those little sugared mice she used to keep on the end of her counter. Awww those were the good old days. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Let It Snow"

by Michael Buble :)

SmileyRose x

Waving At Tom Cruise For Free :)

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise waved at fans outside the Taj Mahal as he promoted Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol in India today. There are reports that Tom paid fans to come and greet him at Mumbai airport last week. As if! I'd go and greet him for free if it meant me meeting Tom *drool* Cruise. You have got to love him for free....he's one of my favourite actors. :)

SmileyRose x

Huge Cloaked UFO Next To Mercury

Do you believe in UFO's :)

SmileyRose x

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Learn How To Speak Klingon?

Let's all learn how to speak Klingon...just in case they invade us. ;)

SmileyRose x

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"When The Saints Go Marching In"

I have my gold top hat on....and I'm joining in with the Black & White Minstrels now. ;) I'm singing "Do Da Day" and "When The Saints Go Marching In" :)

SmileyRose x

Scary Stuff!!!

I don't want to be a party pooper here nor do I want to alarm anyone but this is serious stuff!!! Thanks to Alan (my cousin) for sending this to me.

The article warns of Super Solar Storms in 2012. NASA have forecasted that it could wipe out the Earth! How scary is this? Apparently if proper precautions are not taken you're looking at nuclear meltdowns around the entire world. During superstorms all communication will be blasted out of existence. There will be power failure. Towns and Cities without light or water. Food will run out and we could have a mass starvation on our hands. One billion folk could die. You're looking at a decade or more for complete restoration. What a catastrophe this could lead to. :(

SmileyRose x

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

by Jimmy Boyd ;)

SmileyRose x

Is Age Just A Number?

I have just been reading a DM newspaper article re One Direction singer Harry Styles who has recently been reported as dating a woman who is 15yrs older than him. Many folk have called their relationship disgusting!

Surely If two people love each other and they are attracted to each other, then what is so wrong with them dating each other? Nobody calls it disgusting if a man has a relati...onship with a woman who is 15yrs his junior! In fact he's likely to get a pat on the back from his mates. So whilst younger woman are seeing older men it leaves younger guys free to see older what? :)

Personally I prefer to date guys nearer my own age but I have absolutely nothing against those who choose to do differently to me. The world revolves around folk who are different to me. Good luck to them if they're happy together....who is anyone else to say differently. :)See more

SmileyRose x

Sam Sparro - Black and Gold

I really like this song. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Top Hat"

Aww I'm a huge Ivine Berlin fan...I love his musicals.  "Top Hat" which starred Fred Astaire is an old favourite. I love this song by Tony Bennett. :)

SmileyRose x

Monday, December 05, 2011

Santa Visit :)

This isn't my dog I'm sad to say...but I wish. :)  I borrowed him for the photograph. :)

SmileyRoseFrances x

Peterborough by Night - Xmas 2011

It looked lovely this year. :)

This is a good version of "Silent Night" by The Temptations. I love it. :)

SmileyRose x

Anyone For Dessert?

A guy who was dumped by his girlfriend earlier in the year decided to cheer himself up with a £22,000 Faberge Egg styled chocolate dessert!

Wow! Can he afford it?

The chocolate-laced pudding, has a list of ingredients including gold, champagne, caviar and a diamond. Each mouthful costs around £800.

I wonder how many woman he impressed when they saw him eating the dessert?...perhaps has a sting of girlfriends lined up now. ;)

Oooer rich food always gives me a bit of a tummy ache. I hope he didn't have a belly ache afterwards. :)

We obviously don't mix in the same circles...I have chocolate mousse for my dessert tonight :)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, December 03, 2011


SmileyRose x

"All I Want For Christmas Is You"

I really like this version of the song. ;)

SmileyRose x


I was listening to "Angels by Robbie Williams :)

SmileyRose x

Lighting A Candle

Awww was chatting recently to someone who was related to one of my old bosses. He's sadly passed away now but it was nice to chat with someone who knew him too as he was a really nice guy. We talked about some of the old days together.

It's a small world really when you start talking to other folk and you realize some actually know the folk who you know/knew too. :)

Lighting a candle in memory of all of those folk I've known over the years who are no longer with us. Let's just take a small moment in our busy lives to think about them all. Love from SmileyRose xxx

SmileyRose x

The Leveson Inquiry and Celebs

Isn't it about time new privacy laws were set in action to prevent folk from being hounded by the paparazzi etc??????? Everyone should have the right to some privacy. I think the members of the public should refrain from buying mags/newspapers etc which are filled with trash. How would they like to be hounded and to have their own personal lives open to public opinion...particularly if it is all untrue?

Let's face it...anyone can make up's whether or not we choose to believe the story which makes the difference. Idle gossip about someone else can sometimes cause pain and grief for all of the parties involved.

It is up to the Members of the Public to try not to thrive too much on gossip. They should try and refrain from buying the newspapers that rely on their sales by gossiping only...particularly if the stories are untrue. Put it this way if I befriended a person who only liked to gossip maliciously about others then I'd be a bit weary of them. I'm likely to want to stay well clear of them.

I'm sure there are some celebs who get hacked off with stories of their personal lives being strewn all over the newspapers/magazines. I think stories which are just made up from third party sources should be banned. The only articles which should be allowed are those which are given the go ahead by the celebs themselves or if they are interviewed personally by the publisher of the article who has been given the go ahead to release the information. Photographs should be authorized if they are to be published so that bad photos which are likely to show the person in a different light are not plastered everywhere!!!

Perhaps if the celebs themselves all kept their lives sqeeky clean/out of trouble and they didn't do things which were extraordinary...then they wouldn't get their names in the papers in the first place. But maybe some of them are doing it just for attention just to get their names in press anyway which isn't how we want our children to see how folk portray themselves in this manner. :)

Colin Firth is a good example to celebs who are usually on their best behavior. Look at him! He recently won an oscar and he didn't need to be plastered in the newspapers for anything untoward in order to get himself noticed. His name was plastered all over the newspapers/magazins his own merits.

I prefer those folk who get themselves into the newspaper for their merit...rather than the other. I just don't like tacky! ;)

SmileyRose x

Let's All Have A Sing Song...Altogether Now!!!! :)

Let's have a sing song. :)

"Do They Know It's Christmas Time At All" by Band Aid

SmileyRose x

You'll Love This! - "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree"

You'll love this! The Prime Minister has concluded that most folk are generally happy after a £2 million enquiry between April and August was conducted. The investigation by David Cameron's office established that most of us place ourselves at 7/10 on a scale of wellbeing. One of the researchers thought the whole thing was pointless and all it was really going to do was tell the government about our temperament.

So folk it was quite a costly survey to find out that most folk are happy with their :)

PS. Loves the cartoon in the newspaper (D.M) -
Second Credit Crunch - 'I don't know why there's a sequel when nobody enjoyed the first one!'

SmileyRose x

Thursday, December 01, 2011

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" :)

I'm listening to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Miriah Carey. :)  Another of my favourite Christmas songs. ;)

SmileyRose x

Seriously Thinking......

If there is such a thing as a 'next life' is seriously thinking about coming back as Pippa Middleton's bum! It gets talked about far more than any person/celeb I know. :o)


24 more sleeps til Santa! :)

SmileyRose x

"Love On Top"

by Beyonce Knowles.  I am loving this's one of the best I've heard for a few weeks.  What's the betting it could reach No.1 in the UK charts? ;)

SmileyRose x