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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. :)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Anglo-Indians :)

Here's a link that tells you a little about Anglo-Indians. It is very interesting.
Anglo-Indians usually have English roots. Depending on where they are brought up, it usually tells you which culture, language and religion they perceive themselves to be/have been brought up in. Those who are brought up in India, would usually be able to speak another language, depending how they are brought up by their parents.

My grandmother was named Dorothy Agnes Shreeves. She went to reside in India, from the UK, during the British Raj, with her parents. Most Anglo Indians are born with English/European names.

When my grand mother returned to England, it was natural that the rest of the family came back to live here too. Hence the reason my mum and dad returned with me as a babe in arms. I Was born in India. My Grandmother and Grandfather lived in an Anglo-Indian community, in India. The community were Christians who all spoke English. There were a number of British living in India during the British Raj.

My family and I have always worn westernised clothing, even when they lived in is also the reason why I love shopping at M&S, John Lewis and Laura Ashley.


Ps Yes! My name is Frances.The same name as the american character in the sitcom Frances/Gidget back in th 60's and 70's which starred the wonderful actress Sally Field. :)

SmileyRoseFrances x

Friday, January 13, 2017

British Subjects

I think EVERYONE who comes from another country, to reside permanently here in the UK, should have a good level of verbal communication (in the English language). They should also have a good level of understanding the English language and they should have a good level of written communication, before they can become a British Subject.

This also includes those who are marrying a British Subject ie mail order brides!

Most of my friends tend to be English. You tend to make friends with people who speak the same language as you, it is human nature. I found it very difficult moving to a City, after my marriage broke up. There are a lot of people in the city who all speak in different languages, as their first language. As nice as they might be I found it very difficult to integrate due to the language barriers.

As a child, all of my friends at school, only spoke in English. I was mostly brought up in Stamford and Rutland, England, therefore it was easy to mix and make new friends because most of my friends were British. I only attended English schools as a child.

I can understand why there is a lot of depression around.

During my stay in Cyprus and Penang, when my Father was in the Royal Air Force, there were a lot of British families living on the camps. I also attended English schools at the RAF base. I still mixed with and made friends with other British people. Life would have been lonely otherwise.

SmileyRoseFrances x

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Smiling Is Infectious :)

SmileyRoseFrances x

"A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet"

"Tut's" Someone recently asked me the reason why I could not speak any of the languages of the country I was born in. Unfortunately, I cannot speak any of the Indian languages, because neither of my parents speak any of the languages either. I came to live in England when I was 5 months old. My parents only taught me how to speak in English, because that is all they can speak too. English was the language we spoke in our family home.

Then someone asked me the reason why I was a Christian, if i was born in India. It's because both of my parents are Christians. It seemed appropriate that I was brought up with the same religion as both of them.:)

The Indian culture is a lovely culture, however I do not know much about it, due to me being brought up in England. My parents and their ancestors have only ever celebrated Christmas and Easter, as they do in England.

My ethnic background is just British, although my colour skin may make people think differently. ☺

We should all feel proud of who we are. I love the English language and I would hate to see it deteriorate. :(

So there you have it in a nutshell.

SmileyRoseFrances x