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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. :)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Time To Say Good-Bye Beautiful Lady :(

Today i tried very hard to hold back the tears, whilst attending the funeral of a very dear family friend, Nancy Manners. This very special lady was like a special Aunt to me,  in fact I sometimes forgot that Nancy was not actually related to me. She was a beautiful person and she will be very sadly missed by my family members and I.

The service was held at the Marholm Crematoriam and afterwards, the wake was held at the Stamford Masonic Lodge. There were very moving tributes from Nancy's husband and their sons. Again, It brought tears to my eyes. The Service was lovely.😢

I have very fond memories of Nancy. I first met her when i was aged 11yrs old. My mum, was invited to Nancy's Avon Party and I went along with her. That evening Nancy chose me as one of her make-up models. She gave me a make-over. I felt so glamorous on that evening, as i had never really worn all that much make-up before. Nancy made me feel good about myself. I always looked up to her as a good role model, because she always looked so glamorous.

Both Nancy and her husband have always attended our family occasions. Indeed they attended my own wedding some years ago. I remember feeling so proud having this glamorous lady at my Wedding. When my husband and i eventually divorced, both Nancy and her husband were both there for me. In fact, they took me out shopping for my Birthday and we had lunch together. They were usually the first people I bumped into, whenever i visited Stamford. We would often have coffee together. I was greatly saddened to hear about Nancy falling ill. Of course this meant that i did not see her as often, due to her not being able to get out and about as often.

As i look back and remember Nancy, with great fondness.....i will always remember her holding my hand as we walked up the Stamford High Street together, and how loved she made me feel. This dear lady will be sadly missed by me.....and my family :(

Today reminded me of my own Father passing away 6 months ago. Another very sad day in my life, when i stood at the very same Crematorium.

Donations today were given to MIND. Donations can be sent via Andrew Woodhouse Independant Funeral Services, Stamford.

Good-bye Nancy. X



Time To Say Good-Bye :(

SmileyRose x

Friday, October 06, 2017

A Note To Dad, In Heaven

I hope to spend some time by the seaside soon. :)

I want to stand beside the ocean,
I want to write your name in the sand,
Then when the waves come to wash it away,
I want to write your name again.
I'm reminded of our times together
When i played contently at the beach
In Cyprus and Malaysia
When we went snorkling together
And you chased me as I shrieked
There was so much laughter
There was so much fun
You helped me build my sandcastles
Then we knocked them down again
I giggled as I watched you
Oh how I wish we could do it again
I can feel the warm rays of sunshine
Upon my glowing face
As I stand and watch the ocean
I am trying to remember your smile
The donkey rides at Cleethorpes
And fish and chips at the beach
The Sands of time
Oh where has the time gone?
If only time could stand still.
I can now feel the cool sea breeze
The sun begins to set
Each wave is like a memory
A memory I cannot forget
They will keep returning to haunt me
Because memories never say goodbye.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Oh I do like to be beside the sea
Where the brass bands play tiddly om pom pom
My memory of you will alway live on.

By SmileyRose x