A little meme!!!

Hmmm I woke up this morning to a challenge from Grannymar , she had 7 questions for me:

and in her words “So now it is my turn to be wicked… questions, questions…”

So in between the madness of the small pup – who is getting bigger by the minute and getting ready to go to a wedding, here are my answers:

1: Do you like to be challenged?

Obviously, I couldn’t resist this one!

I think I prefer to say ‘I like a challenge’ – sometimes being challenged can be quite wearing.

2: What is your favourite time of day?

Oh, easy – the morning especially on a sunny day like today. My first cup of tea looking out at the garden and trying to ignore the demands of the animals.

3: Are you punctual?

Always – tardiness in others irritates me !

4: The world is your oyster – where would you like to visit?

Its been a bit of a year so far travel-wise …. I think I’d like to go back to Singapore and see some more!!

5: Favourite taste?

I have many but I’ll go for ripe strawberries with a sprinkling of vanilla sugar……mmmmmm

6: Who would you like to meet from past history?

My Grandmother on my Mum’s side – I heard so much about her and never ever met her… so Harriet Jane it is!

7: What mark would you like to leave on the world?

I would just like some people to remember me – for my peaceful ways, and maybe adopt them.


So, that’s me….. I’m not going to pass it on but you can leave your answers to these questions here if you like and Grannymar, this means you too!!

Now I need to go and get my face on for ‘a bit of a do’!!!

Have a lovely weekend!

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Ah, another memory of Singapore…. I really must finish writing about that trip!

The end of the year and what happens next!!!

I have had the best Christmas!!

My friend came up from Essex on Christmas Eve and the fun started there…

Christmas Day dawned and look what Santa brought Hippie….

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Pink pj’s and she loved them…

My new oven worked perfectly which was just as well as my 92 year old uncle and his wife came for lunch.

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Bless him – he cleaned his plate..

As did my two little helpers

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The Christmas cake was lit and photographed and admired – it did look good though

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Take a good look

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‘cos three quarters of it has gone…. I have never had a cake eaten so quickly

On Boxing Day my friend and I chilled out… we chatted to her son in Singapore on webcam and during the conversation I was invited to join my friend on her trip to Singapore in March and, guess what….. I am going to go… me, the scared of flying lady is going to do a 14 hour flight to the Far East! Fortunately I don’t think I’ve got my head around it yet or I‘d be panic stricken already.

Later that day we threw the Christmas dinner leftovers into a pie dish and made Christmas Dinner Pie which we ate whilst slobbing in front of the TV

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It even had holly leaves!!!

She left for home on Sunday morning and I cooked another turkey because my lovely son and daughter in law were coming for  Christmas Day revisited. More presents, good food, wine and party games – a good time was had by all!

But now its the end of another year – its been eventful with highs and lows as usual but 2010 looks promising – not only have I been invited to Singapore but also to Tenerife and Spain – better start saving now I think!!

I’d like to wish everyone who reads this a very Happy New Year – wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, keep safe!

Oh and one last thing …. yes, its another picture of that cake

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But this time with yours truly!!!!

Do, do, do, do -you remember?

Radio, Radio
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Ah isn’t the memory a wonderful thing?

On Tuesday evening my partner and I went to the cinema. This is itself is a bit of an occasion because, to be very frank, there are few new films that we actually want to see.

But ‘The Boat That Rocked’ grabbed our attention, particularly because I had heard Tony Blackburn talking about it on Smooth Radio after he had been to see it.

Pirate radio was a fun, secret pastime for me as a youngster at the time. My little transistor radio would be safely hidden under my pillow until I went to bed, then I could listen to all the ‘new’ music without my parents knowing (?).

For my partner, who is 3 years older than me – it was about meeting his mates and gathering round the radio for some illicit cider drinking and enjoyment of the music.

The film portrayed both of these listening groups and more as it romped through the tale of ‘Radio Rock’, a fictitious pirate radio station, out at sea off the coast of England. It showed the government officials in meetings where they decided that if there wasn’t a law to stop the masses enjoying this pastime, then they would create one. So, nothing’s changed there then!

The music, although it was only excerpts of songs, was fantastic. The clothes were amazing and although the story line was far from real it was a fun packed, laugh out loud film, greatly enjoyed by both of us.

We were still talking about it today ….. and they say that nostalgia’s not what it used to be!!!!!!

For Lorna
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