Saturday, June 29, 2013

Armed Forces Day


Today is Armed Forces Day and I'm thinking of all of those people who have served past and present in the armed forces....and to those who are no longer with us. XXX

I am very proud of our British Armed Forces therefore I am sending my love to all of you lovely ladies and gentlemen out there. As many of you know, my Father is a retired serving member of the Royal Air Force and I have some particularly fond memories being the daughter of ex RAF personnel. Yes I was a Scale-E-Brat  ;)

Here are some good tunes for you all.  I am hoping you all have a lovely day xxx :)

Tunes of World Wars - British Military Band :)

SmileyRoseFrances x

Monday, June 24, 2013

'World War Z'

Not A Complete Spoiler

I recently went to watch 'World War Z' at the Cineworld Cinema, Huntingdon. The film starred Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a retired United Nations employee who is all set to spend more time with his family...until of course the Zombies try to take over and destroy humanity *Shock, Horror*   :)

The genre of the film was action, drama and horror. Heck! I admit to jumping out of my skin during a couple of scenes in the film. :)

Can you imagine living in a world whereby the Zombies take over the world and you have to literally escape them all?  LOL it reminded me of an article I once read whereby a professor once predicted that if we are not too careful that the human race will end up like 'rats breeding rats.'  Therefore can you imagine if those rats were all like Zombies?  Perhaps they'd be like folk growing up not knowing right from wrong and they're all walking around drugged up to the eyeballs, walking around like Zombies. Perhaps it would be like watching the human race deteriorating because some children aren't brought up in a loving family home anymore. There might be a very slight decline in family life over the years and the human race will begin to die and earth won't be like the earth we know it anymore. The professor did predict something very similar. Just the other day a member of public came into work and he behaved in a threatening manner towards me and a work colleague. It was a very unpleasant experience. :(

When people stop respecting others, then you know that it's time to nip it in the bud and try to help the human race.

Help! Are there any Brad Pitts out there who are willing to save the world? :)  If so, I'm a damsel in distress. ;)

Anyway, going back to the film...I really loved it. It was definitely worth a watch.

SmileyRose x

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Dates - Not All Guys Are That Bad :)

I take it all back! :)  A recent observation: Not ALL guys who carry baggage (their bags/cases) -who date nice women - are all that bad really. ;) In fact, some guys can be very sweet. Some guys can be very kind and considerate. Some guys can treat a women like a lady by buying her flower/s and treating her out to dinner.  It's just a matter of going out on the right kind of dates which matter/makes a difference. ;)

To the person who posted a comment which I have now deleted, asking me if I was nice to any of my dates!!!! It's true, I am nice at all times but I know what you were meaning and yes I have dined with guys who I am in a relationship with.... and yes we have slept together afterwards.:)

Yes there are also some guys I have dated in my lifetime and I have dined with them with no strings attached. Sometimes a man likes female companionship/friendship and there doesn't have to be any hanky panky going on.:)

I have also observed that these days not all that many guys are very romantic. It is a shame because I like romantic and most females enjoy being treated 'special' when they are out with a guy....but as long as he treats her like a lady I suppose it's OK.  ;)

SmileyRose x

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Boldly Going Where No Man Has Gone Before...."Beam Me Up Scottie" :)

This evening I went to the Showcase Cinema to watch 'Star Trek - Into The Darkness'....It was an excellent film and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I won't be a complete spoiler as I know full well that some of you have not seen the film yet, however the film starred Christopher Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachery Quinto as Mr Spock.

The Starship Enterprise crew are faced with danger when they are threatened by Khan and 72 torpedoes. Captain Kirk suffers radiation poisoning and he dies whilst trying to save the Enterprise from being destroyed.

What a brilliant film. It was certain worth a watch. :)

As a young girl I was a huge fan of  of the original TV series 'Star Trek' which starred Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy). It's great to see that the films are still going all of these years later. :)

SmileyRose x

Monday, June 17, 2013

Old School Memories In Cyprus

I used to attend the Campbell Primary School, Limassol, Cyprus. I have such happy childhood memories of the school. Those who also attended the same school would remember the unique rooftop playground we used to have. It had a painted dinosaur on it which I loved to run around and play on. LOL I used to play British Bulldogs with most of my class members on the playground and I loved being caught by one of my class friends who was named Alistair. Ooo I have a good memory. They were such fun and innocent childhood days which I would not want to forget. ;)

I remember having to return to the UK after spending three and a half wonderful years living in Cyprus back in the 70's. I remember my parents packing all our RAF crates and getting ready for our return.  I couldn't stop crying. Then one of my best friends Sarah coming to see me off at the airport. There were more tears. I always disliked having to say good bye to all of my friends.  :( 


SmileyRose x

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers Day :)

To My Dad....Here's hoping you have a lovely Father's Day. :)























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My Dad is called 'Frank'...so here's a little song for him. It's called 'Frankie' by Sister Sledge :)
"Frankie" by Sister Sledge :)


I would just like to wish my Father a very happy Father's day. He has had his ups and downs over the past year re his health, but he's a fighter and I am so glad that he is doing very well again. He's a strong and determined man and I thank God for giving us a chance to have some happier days again. I look forward to seeing him most weeks when we often sit together and we put the world to rights. Sometimes we talk about the past together...and I love listening to his stories. It was my Father who loved to read me bed time stories when I was young....lol some things don't change. I hope he has a lovely day. :)


SmileyRose x

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sharing Something In Common With Prince William & Prince Harry :)

I am very proud to say that I have Indian blood running through my veins....along with English and Scots blood also. I am of course very British. ;)

How delightful that Prince William and Prince Harry share something in common with me! :)

The future King of England''s great-great-great-great-great grandmother Eliza Kewark was half-indian.
The Prince will be the first and the last monarch with the DNA link. It can only be passed on by a Mother. :)
The DNA is thought to have been passed down to both Prince William and his brother Prince Harry. :)

SmileyRose x

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I Want To Tell You A Story....... ;o)

 I heard this little story first today and found it pretty good...

"Painting job"

A woman, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood.

She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do. "Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?"

The woman said, "How about 50 pounds?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage.

The man's wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, "Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?"

The man replied, "She should. She was standing on the porch."

A short time later, the woman came to the door to collect her money.

"You're finished already?" he asked.

"Yes," the woman answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats."

Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the £50.
"And by the way," the woman added, "That's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari."



SmileyRose x

Saturday, June 08, 2013

I Was A Scale-E Brat - Remembering The Good Old Days :)

My Father is a retired serviceman having completed his full years service within the RAF.  I was a 'Scaley Brat' (Scale-E brat). For those of you who are not familiar with the name, the children of RAF personnel were known as Scale-E Brats because Scale-E was the pay scale reached once a serving member had children. It served as a form of identity. There was always a unique bond between a number of Scale-E Brats, however the SCALE-E band was eventually phased out. :)

I lead a very privileged life being a Scale-E Brat because I was able to live abroad when my Father had his postings. I travelled around with him quite often and I met a lot of lovely folk along the way. :)  

I moved around so often as a child I didn't develop a strong dialect from any area in the UK. Quite often folk think I went to a private school and I had a very privileged background in the terms of wealth, however I had a normal middle class upbringing. I did not attend any private schooling and we were not considered terribly wealthy back in those days. It amazes me how some people assume you have a certain type of a background just by the way you talk sometimes. :)

I am proud to be a Brit...that's all you need to know. I am also proud to be a Scale E Brat. :)
I think most forces children are very friendly because many of us moved around so often and we had to make new friends all of the time. It was a good way of life but I wished we had Facebook when I was a young girl as I could have kept in touch with all of the folk I seemed to keep leaving behind. :)
Remembering the good old days. :)
SmileyRose x

"We'll Meet Again" by Dame Vera Lynn :) 

Thursday, June 06, 2013

"Pocahontas" :)

 I love the Disney film 'Pocahontas' and the song "Colours of the Wind" by Vanessa Williams :)

"Colours Of The Wind"  

Hehe this is my Old Mother Willow tree, the tree I used to sit underneath when I was a young girl. It was one of my favourite spots.  @Stamford Meadows :)























SmileyRose x

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon Sir David Attenborough.

Sir David is currently recovering from emergency heart surgery.

Wishing him all the very best.

Remembers going to bed with one of his books underneath my pillow...every night.  :)

Get Well Soon wishes also goes to Prince Phillip who was also recently admitted to hospital. 
























SmileyRose x

Monday, June 03, 2013

Happy Birthday Her Majesty :)

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen who celebrated her 85th Official Birthday yesterday. Long may she reign over us.

SmileyRose x