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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. :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

"Hey Hey We're The Monkey's" :o)

My daughters and I have a theme song. :) It just about sums us all up. ;) xxx

Photograph: Me at Hammerton Zoo with the Lemurs :)

SmileyRose x

July 29th - The 'Best Happy Birthday Song' - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!! ;o)

Happy Birthday to me.......Happy Birthday to me.....Happy Birthday to me me....Happy Birthday to me. ;)

Well if I don't sing my own tune....nobody else will. ;o)

SmileyRose x

All Aboard the "Love Train" ;o)

by the O'jays ;)

SmileyRose x

Day Out In Cambridge ;o)

I had a fabulous day out in Cambridge with a friend today. We managed to catch the Peterborough to Cambridge train but if it had not been for one of the railway staff onboard who very kindly reminded us we had reached our destination, I think we may have ended up at Norwich!  My friend tends to chat far too much. ;) 

No sooner had we arrived at Radley's in Cambridge this afternoon we were greeted with a nice refreshing glass of fruit juice. However, when we mentioned that both my friend and I were celebrating our Birthday's within a few days of each other the Store assistant Mathew opened a bottle of champagne for us so that we could celebrate in style. Eww I started my shopping spree with a huge smile on my face......hic!!!!

I managed to treat myself at H Samuel, New Look, Boots and John Lewis today. We also popped in to Ann Summer for some girly laughs. Phew! I'm exhausted now. :) 

We had luncheon at Nando's, Cambridge. My meal was very nice. I ate the Nando's special Chicken dish which was named Butterfly. ;)

Thank goodness I wasn't driving today. On our return journey to Peterborough we were greeted by my friend's hubby who very kindly drove us both home. ;)

PS I almost forgot to mention the mirrors in the loos at Cambridge Railway Station....hehe I walked into the cubicle and I jumped when I saw my own reflection. I thought someone else was in the loo with me. Spooky or what?  ;o)

I had a fab day today. ;o)

SmileyRose x

Me at Nando's today smelling the piri piri sauce. Don't worry...the sauce bottle was nowhere near my nostril really, although it does look a little like it was in the photograph.  ;)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympics 2012 - The Opening Ceremony

I sat down this evening to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics 2012. It was fabulous! I really enjoyed watching the event particularly as it was filled with entertainment. Thanks to Slumdog Millionaire director for organizing an outstanding opening ceremony. :)

I particularly enjoyed the tribute to the National Health Service. There were doctors, nurses and patients from the Great Ormond Street Hospital who all took part in the entertainment. Fabulous! ;o)
I also loved the part when 007 James Bond aka Daniel Craig whisked Her Majesty the Queen away from Buckingham Palace to take her to the Opening Ceremony by helicopter...hehe and she dropped in by parachute. ;)  It was terribly funny. 

As for the real Her Majesty the Queen...I loved the peach outfit, she looked very stunning. :)

I also enjoyed Mr Bean's aka Rowan Atkinson's contribution to the programme. As usual he was extremely funny. ;)

There was a great rendition of 1970's and 1980's pop music too. I could almost name every song. Brilliant!!! :)

I then watched all of the olympic contestants from all of the different countries holding up their flags whilst making their grand entrance at the arena.  It was very colourful and fabulous to watch.

The evening ended with a fabulous display of fireworks. Wow! ;o)

SmileyRose x

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Patience Is A Virtue!

I was very cross yesterday evening! I stopped off at my local petrol station. After I filled the car with petrol I went to pay and then I went straight back to the car. I wasn't taking my time however I always drive safely, therefore I firstly put my seat belt on before I started the engine. Some inpatient twerp in the car behind me started tooting his horn to try and hurry me along! Now I am quit...e abled bodied and I don't have a disability. I don't like to hang at petrol stations myself...but the twerp just would not stop tooting his horn.

My question is...what if I were slightly disabled and it took me a little longer to walk back to my car and then get settled into the car before putting my seatbelt on etc...It's not as if I was busy putting my lippy on......then what twerp?! *looks up to the sky and tuts*

SmileyRose x

Sexy Eyes ;)

I placed two slices of cucumber over my tired eyes last night and I looked a pretty picture. I then lay back and I listened to some classical music at the same time. It felt so cool and relaxing. It made me drop off to sleep before I had the chance to remove the cucumber off my eyes.

Ewww When I woke up this morning I found two slices of withered cucumber lying next to me on my pillow....they made me jump. :)

SmileyRose x

I Know Nothing! ;o)

Sense of Humour = If you are playing a practical joke on someone be certain your joke is funny enough and the person laughs along with you..

SmileyRose x

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


by Michael Buble :)

SmileyRose x

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mmmmm Smell Those Flowers ;o)

This evening I decided to treat myself out to dinner at Sainsbury and then afterwards I did a little flower shopping. :) I managed to buy a few flowers for my garden. I now feel like Mary Mary quite contrary. ;)

I eventually ended up at B&Q as I needed to purchase a few bits 'n' bobs.

LOL after I had finished shopping I came out of the huge DIY store looking rather flummoxed whilst I pushed the trolley. I couldn't remember where I parked my car. One of the friendly assistants saw the look on my face and she asked me what type of a car I was driving. I explained to her the reason why I had that look upon my face and I think she understood...well she was grinning at me. :) I told her it was a blue car. Her grin became even bigger at this stage as when we both looked around the carpark there was about 100 other blue cars in the car park.:)

Eww what a day I've had but you will be pleased to know that I eventually managed to find my car in the was right where I had left it. Lost but now found. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Mahna Mahna"

LOL this song reminds me of all of the muppets I have seen/met in my life time...some of them are policticians. :o)

Ps Thanking friend Eddie for the idea to post this song. :)

SmileyRose x

As You've Never Seen Me Before!!! ;o)

A few facebook friends preferred the photo above. Hehe thinks I look  a little tarty in the picture below. ;)

SmileyRose x

Sunday, July 22, 2012

British Actor Dies

RIP Simon Ward

Actor Simon Ward has died at the Age of 70yrs. He had been suffering from a long illness. His notable films were: 'Four Feathers' 'Young Winston' and a favourite 'All Creatures Great And Small'...he play James Herriot. So sad. He was a really good actor. His most striking feature were his lovely eyes.

SmileyRose x

'The Dark Knight Rises'

Heck! My adrenaline is still going!!! Batty woman has returned after just parking her my bat mobile in the bat den (garage). I ran indoors because that was one scary film I watched this really had my heart pounding. I loved the film....but it made me jump a few times. I've just been to see "The Dark Knight Rises" with a friend.....ooooo It made me shiver in my shoes. :)

My evening began when I arranged to meet a friend at the Showcase cinema, Peterborough. Heck! I was running late with one thing or another.  I had to text my friend to say that I would be a few minutes' late.  With my hair still damp after washing it this evening I managed to get to the cinema in good time.  Our screen was packed with folk all there to watch the film....and we still managed to get reasonable seats too.  ;) 

This film gets a good rating from me. I'm going to give it top marks as it was bordering on excellence thanks to the Writer Jonathan Nolan and Director Christopher Nolan....the Nolan's. :)

The film was quite scary in places. It's my border line. I wouldn't want to watch anything scarier than this film. It is now my scariest movie ever almost on par with 'Silence of The Lambs'... You must go and see it because it was thoroughly enjoyable. :)

The film had a host of brilliant stars: Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard and Morgan Freeman. :)

There was lots I like about the film...mainly that it was full of action from start to finish. :)

Hmmm it tells the story of how life could be if the wrong folk took over a place the size of how scary would that be?  We would definitely need Batman and his merry team to help save us from the likes of The Penguin, The Joker and The Riddler. So glad it was Gotham City in danger and not London.  

Doesn't it just go to show how desperately we need the right folk to protect us all?....Those who are suitably trained to do so.  :)

The sequel perhaps: First there was Batman and then there was Robin and now there's installment Catwoman has Kittens. ;o) Meoooooow! ;)

Batman, Batman wherefore art thou Batman. Love Batty Woman. ;)

- Soundtrack 1 - The Masked Man (Hans Zimmer) - HD

SmileyRose x

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Our Children - "The Greatest Love of All"

I think our future is in the hands of the types of young folk we bring up in this world. If we all took the time to bring up our children to respect others...then when we are pensioners they will treat us with respect too. Our children are quite often our future.

Can you imagine what it would be like if all of our children were brought up as total dipsticks, without any respect whatsoever and they were the only ones working out there once we get to retirement age...what a dreadful world this would be for us to retire/live in? :)

Our children are our future so teach them well.

Love them, nurture them and turn them all into valuable human beings. Protect them from lifes evils. :)

SmileyRose x

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SmileyRose x

Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Shall We Dance" :)

Aww I think every lady/girl should attend a ball/prom at some stage in their lives...even if it just means you get to wear a beautiful ball gown for the evening. ;)

I'm just thinking back to the very first ball I ever attended. I have been fortunate enough to have been invited to a number of balls over the years.

I wasn't quite as lucky as both of my daughters as they both attended the school prom. We weren't quite as lucky at our school as they never celebrated such functions. It was a great shame really.

Anyway the first ball I ever attended was a Police ball. It was a formal black tie event wherby the dress code required the men to wear a full tuxedo and the ladies had to wear a full floor length ball gown.

I remember feeling extremely excited whilst searching for my very first ball gown. When I eventually found my dress I chose an emerald green satin look dress. It was a full length off the shoulder dress. It was quite ruched on the front of the bodice. It had a small diamante brooch sewn onto it. The skirt of the dress was quite full and I really did feel like Cinderella for the evening. :)

The venue of the ball was always excellent. It was usually a dinner and dance occasion and quite often they would hire a jazz band to play at the event.

It's not often you get to see folk dress up in their best clothing. Aww I remember the Police balls with great fondness. ;)

"Shall We Dance" from the film The King and I

SmileyRose x

Monday, July 16, 2012

"A Beautiful Mind"

To the guy who told me I had "A Beautiful Mind"....I thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)

SmileyRose x

The Masked Woman

...Yes that would be me. ;)

SmileyRose x

"This Guy's In Love With You"

I simily loved this song from the 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' soundtrack.  :)

"This Guy's In Love With You" by Burt Bacharach / Herb Alpert

SmileyRose x

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World" :o)

My Lovely Day With Catherine Today - "The Flower Duet

I have just had the most wonderful 'Mum & Daughter' day with Catherine....aww why does time always fly by quickly when you're either having fun or rushed off your feet at work. ;)

Our day began at Frankie & Bennie's for lunch. We both ate the most delicious meal...with a pudding as well. I couldn't resist the pancakes. was a huge pudding. :) The venue was heaving with nice families w...ho were all out for a Sunday afternoon lunch. During our meal we were interrupted with two bursts of the 'Happy Birthday' song followed by a quick burst of Cliff Richard singing 'Congratulations'....LOL I sang along too. ;)

After lunch we went to Cineworld to watch the film 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World'...which starred the delightful Keira Knightly and Steven Carell. The film was absolutely superb. The film really appealed to me because it was funny, romantic and rather tearful too. The soundtrack was just wonderful. :) I won't be a total spoiler here however the storyline was great...all about an asteroid which nears the earth and the world has days before it ends. Boy neighbour meets girl neighbour. The pair are both getting over failed relationships. Circumstances lead the pair to fall in love and to spend their last days together *Sniffles*...I hope I get to meet a friend for the end of the world too. ;) I won't spoil it any further...however the film was excellent and it was well worth a watch. :)

After we finished watching the film together Catherine and I decided to pop to 'The Ferry Boat' at Holywell for a drink and a short walk together. The weather was glorious this evening. We sat out in the beer garden at the Ferry Boat and I must was very pleasant overlooking the river. The scene was picturesque to say the least. We enjoyed our lovely walk was so relaxing. :)

Here's hoping we get to spend many other days like we did today. It was indeed a very special day. x

"The Flower Duet"  Katherine Jenkins (featuring Kiri Te Kanawa)...this reminds me of my wonderful day with Catherine my daughter today. :)

SmileyRose x


"Congratulations" by Cliff Richard :)

SmileyRose x

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Earlier today Catherine (my eldest daughter) presented me with a photograph of herself receiving her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.  I was so pleased for her. The original photograph is just is a copy of it which photographed earlier today. Catherine looks fabulous! :)

I feel like one proud Mother. ;)  My sister told me earlier that she could see me in Catherine. Well now she knows what she has to look forward to. ;)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Lovely & Relaxing Day

Recently I visited a friend for dinner. I spent the evening with both her and her husband chatting and watching a couple of dvd's together.  It was a lovely and relaxing evening. It's nice to spend time just chilling out with friends from time to time. :)

To keep up with the relaxation I popped into Sainsbury and I treated myself to chicken korma for dinner, a bottle of pina colada, some cashew nuts and my copy of  the book 'Fifty Shades of Grey' by EL James.  I am now on chapter two of the first book. Excitement! ;o) 

So funny. Whilst I was chatting to the till assistant at Sainsbury she mentioned that she thought I worked as a teacher because I looked familiar to her. What a nice compliment. :)

I stopped to watch a little TV this evening.  I'm wondering who is going to get through to the finals of Superstar.  Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has now chosen his final ten possible Jesus Christ Superstars. :)

Ah and to make the day even more relaxing my eldest daughter Catherine phoned home. It was lovely to chat to her. ET did phone home. ;o)

SmileyRose x

To Catherine & Lauren (My Daughters) - Don't Forget To Phone Home E.T's ;)

SmileyRose x

Friday, July 13, 2012

Some Of Those Good Teachers Which You Remember

Aww remembers with such fondness Mr Barrington (class teacher) and Mr Powers (deputy head teacher) of Campbell School, Cyprus. :)  Both of these teachers believed in me and I thank them both for their encouragement at school by firstly making me school prefect, head prefect and sports house captain of the school. :)

Miss Strudwick who was very sweet to me when I attended The Fisherton Anger Primary School, Salisbury, Wilthshire. :)

Student teacher Miss Sharpe who was very encouraging even as a student teacher when she taught English at Bedale High School, North Yorkshire. She once entered the Miss England competition. :)

Mrs Cuthbertson was one of my primary school teachers from the Minden Barracks Primary School, Penang.  She helped to encourage me out of my shyness when I was a little girl by choosing me to play the Angel Gabriel in the school nativity play. Back in those days we were all encouraged to have a speaking part in the school nativity plays and we did not just enact a scene by miming. It was great fun.

To all of the teachers who taught me at New College Stamford when I returned as a mature student just a few years ago. They were all helpful.

Miss Griffin who was a teacher at The Exeter C of E School, Stamford...she has been around for as long as I can remember.....whilst I attended school and when I have bumped into her in recent years outside of school. I consider her a friend these days. :)

The RAF schools I was taught at whilst living abroad were all excellent and some of those teachers were simply the best. :)

There were a number of other teachers along the way who I may have forgotton about. They were all good. :)

Sometimes it is the little encouragement you get from some of your teachers which enable you to build up your confidence. :)

SmileyRose x

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Isn't it great when you have your head buried in books etc and you suddenly look up and see a good looking stranger staring back at you? *Blushes* :)

"Contact" by Edwin Star....loves this song. :)

SmileyRose x

Sunday, July 08, 2012

"So You Win Again" - Hot Chocolate ;)

...and so Federer wins at Wimbledon again. ;)

SmileyRose x

Mens Final - Wimbledon 2012

This afternoon I took great pleasure in watching the men's final at Wimbledon between Andy Murray and Roger Federer.  I have stopped crying now. :)

Thank you to Andy Murray for bringing me such pleasure today. You did your country proud. What a brilliant game. :)

Well done to Roger Federer for winning his 7th Wimbledon title...he was amazing.  He would have taken some beating however Andy Murray came so close. ;)

I sat watching the TV with my bowl of strawberries and a few nibbles. It was great....I watched the game from start to finish. 

It was a bit unfortunate that rain stopped the game for a while until they covered the centre court.

Awww Roger Federer's twin daugher's looked so has the middle name Rose....nice name.. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Car Wash" by Rose Royce :o)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, July 07, 2012

"It's My House"

by Diana Ross. Awww I think lady can really sing. I went to see her with friends a number of years ago...she was live at the NEC, Birmingham. She was just fabulous! :)

SmileyRose x

A Home Bug!

As a young girl/woman I tended to spend quite a lot of my time reading or listening to music up in my bedroom. I was never one who spent too much time going out and partying or hanging around with large groups of friends. It didn't really interest me. I tended to see one or two of my female friends occasionally only. I have known a number of females in my time and I have socialized with them, but not all at once because I mixed in a number of different circles of friends. :)

In the latter part of my teen years and when I started to meet boys I suppose my life changed a little. There were a few more social events and parties which I attended however as much as it was good fun at the time I used to look forward to the days when I could just relax and chill out at home.

I've always been a bit of home bug really.

When I married (for almost 15 years) my then hubby and I spent most of the time together. We had a few close married friends who we socialized with on the odd occasion. We would sometimes go to each others homes and we threw the odd dinner party.

Once the children came along we had a number of friends who also had children at the same time. We tended to go out to a number of children's parties which included the parents...and sometimes we threw the odd party ourselves too. :)

As a married couple we rarely went out without each other. We were never joint at the hip so to speak and we did have one or two evenings a month when we socialized with our own friends but it was very unusual to see either of us without the other until we seperated/divorced........and I became a single status. :)

I totally believe that married couples should spend as much time together as possible and definitely not too much time apart.

My ex hubby was a shift worker and I did not work once the children arrived. I was a full time Mother. It gave us both the opportunity to spend as much time together as a married couple and to also spend time with our children. It was great! The children never felt neglected because quite often one of us/both of us were always around for them. :)

Even though I am now divorced I still spend the majority of my time either at home or with my family. I still see friends on the odd occasion. I tend not to go to too many parties/out drinking. I'm still quite a home bug even after marriage. I love my home. Some things don't change. ;)

Today I had every good intention of getting on with some decorating....only I sat in my sun lounge, lay back on my couch and I relaxed instead. It was lovely. I felt as if I was on holiday with the sun shining through the glass. I became so hot at one point I had to open a few more windows. :)

I managed to get through a few articles in my magazines (a bit of light reading), looked out on to my little garden, ...went on the internet, I listened to classical music, I drank tea, I drank ginger beer, I watched a little TV, I ate strawberries and cream, chatted to Rosie my cockatiel (she's funny) has been a great day! I have really enjoyed it. I must do it again soon.

I have learnt one thing....when you lead a busy and a hectic week at work try to keep a day free for just yourself whereby you do absolutely nothing and feel great about it! :o)

SmileyRose x

Thinking Back To My Childhood :)

Aww thinking back to my childhood and when I lived at Salisbury, Wiltshire. I loved living there. :)

I used to attend the Fisherton Anger Primary School. I think they have now demolished the old primary school however I remember one teacher with great fondness. Her name was Miss Strudwick.
I remember when I was admitted into hospital for a couple of weeks to have my tonsils removed she encouraged the whole class to write me a little note/card/letter to help cheer me up. I remember a little sack full of the notes/cards arriving at the children's ward. When I was feeling better I remember reading each and every one of those notes etc. They were all so lovely and kindly worded. It really did help to make me feel more cheerful. What a nice teacher for taking the time to think about me. I also remember her sending me the book about the Pegasus, a book we were reading in class just before my hospital stay.  She sent it to me so that I could finish reading it in my own leisure...:)

It was during my stay in hospital that a little boy who stayed on the same ward as me let me have a go on the rocking horse when all of the other children wouldn't let me ride it.  He held my hand and he gave me the courage to stand up for myself because I was very shy. He was the first boy to ever tell me he loved me. ;)

My, how times have changed. When my daughter Lauren had her tonsils removed a few years ago, she was only admitted for one night. I stayed overnight in the little bed next to her. The ward nurse was so nice. He had a great way with kids...and their mothers too. ;)

I am still in touch with a couple of folk from the old days at Salisbury. In fact my friends family all moved to Stamford just shortly before my family moved to the area. We've known each other ever since I was 7yrs old.'s been a long friendship. :)

SmileyRose x

Friday, July 06, 2012

"One Moment In Time" ;O)

SmileyRose x

What A Moment!!!

What a moment!!!! YAY!!! Andy Murray is through to the Wimbledon finals. YAY!!!!!!! ;o)

SmileyRose x

Wimbledon :)

I made it home in time to watch Wimbledon and the match between Andy Murray and Tsonga on the centre court.

Oooo I bet Tsonga needed new balls in the next set. ;)

Rooting and a tooting for Andy Murray. Could he be the first Britain to win Wimbledon in 74 years?

Hmmm never hurry a Murray. ;)

SmileyRose x

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Coloured Guy!!!!

Somebody described someone else to me as being 'The Coloured Guy' whilst I was work yesterday.
I don't think it's offensive to say just sounds blooming stupid if you ask me.
LOL what did they mean?...the guy looked like Bagpuss, Mr Blooby or what??? *Tuts*
There's no accounting for some folk. :)

SmileyRose x

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates...You Never Know What You're Going To Get ;)

Wonders if there is currently a baby boom? There seem to be a number of pregnancies/births recently.

It really surprises me just how many folk can't wait to find out the sex of their child before he/she is born.

I'm the sort of person who tends not to get overly excited at the news of someone else’s pregnancy, particularly if the Mother has made every effort to find out the sex of her child before the baby has actually arrived. Unless there is a medical reason behind it I don't see why folk really want to know the sex of their child before he/she is born.

I usually start to become more interested in the end result more than the actual pregnancy itself. I didn't wish to know the sex of either of my children before they were born. I really wanted the surprise at the end but most of all I really wanted to know both of my children had arrived safely into this world. I remember counting all of their little fingers and toes when I cradled them in my arms and I felt very thankful both girls were healthy babies. :)

Another reason I was put off wanting to know the sex of my baby was because I suffered a miscarriage during a pregnancy between both of my daughters. Due to complications in my third pregnancy I had to have an emergency Caesarean Section when I gave birth to Lauren (my second daughter). I'd carried her for all of those 9 months and I couldn't ever imagine not holding her in my arms for the first time. After having the first miscarriage I was scared to say the least.

You see the sex of my baby didn't really matter to me because I knew that I would love my child no matter what sex she/he turned out to was more to do with desperately wanting both of my children to arrive safely into this world without any hitches so to speak.

Surely finding out the sex of your baby before he/she is born must be a little like unwrapping your Christmas present, before Christmas? ;) :)

I like this quote from the film 'Forest Gump' ....Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. ;)

Remember, the pregnancy is the easy part...the hardest part comes afterwards. :)

SmileyRose x

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Olympic Torch Route Today In Peterborough - Tuesday 3rd July:

6.24pm: Torch arrives by steam train along the Nene Valley Railway at Orton Mere Station

6.35pm: First bearer’s journey begins at Catherine Close

6.45pm-6.57pm: Torch travels down Oundle Road

6.57pm-7.01pm: Passes over Town Bridge and into upper Bridge Street

7.01pm-7.04pm: Torch arrives through the Norman Arch to the front of Peterborough Cathedral

7.04pm-7.08pm: Turns right from City Road into St John’s Street

7.08pm-7.20pm: Torch approaches The Embankment

7.20pm: Torch arrives at The Embankment for celebration with Olympic silver medalist Gail Emms

SmileyRose x

Monday, July 02, 2012

A Break Away - A Week Away At The Lake District

Last week Lauren (my youngest daughter) and I enjoyed a lovely week at the Lake District. It was simply beautiful and we were both in need of a break. :)

Unfortunately Catherine (my eldest daughter) could not come with us on this occasion. She was enjoying a holiday abroad with friends at a separate location. We both missed her but we still had a lovely time together just the same. :)

We stayed at White Cross Bay, Nr Windermere. The location was very picturesque and the timber lodge we stayed in was very comfortable and cozy. I loved it. :)

At the main White Cross Bay reception the building consisted of a restaurant, bar, heated swimming pool, shop, gym with a sauna. It was very nice. :)

We loved the restaurant. We both enjoyed a lovely meal here. :)

Over the next few days I shall update you with some of the photographs i took on our travels. :)

More to follow :)

SmileyRose x

"Nobody Does It Better"

Loves this :)

SmileyRose x

Tennis - No Further Play Until Tomorrow

Murray v Cilic will be first on Court One tomorrow at midday. Hmm I'm a little surprised they're not playing centre court.  Here's hoping the weather picks up for tomorrow. :)

Andy Murray leads by 7-5 3-1 and by 40-love on serve in the fifth game of the second set. :)

Rooting and a tooting for Andy Murray tomorrow. Good luck.

SmileyRose x