Saturday, September 06, 2008

Scrapbook Saturday 6/9: A peek into yesterday

This week I have another heritage scrap for Scrapbook Saturday. This time it is a photo of my Mum's wedding in 1952, with two of her cousins as bridesmaids, and her mother in the background. They were two of the people in last weeks scrap, and as I had such a lovely response to that, I thought I'd do another one for this week.

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Friday, September 05, 2008

BFF Gold Card Awards!

I was just awarded this beautiful BFF gold card by my friend Ivana over at Thanks a lot, Ivana, I really appreciate it :-)

The terms for this cool BFF Gold Card are described as follows:

1. Only five people allowed

2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.

3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.

4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

Ivana awarded this card to all of her new buddies and I would like to do the same and pass this award on to the following bloggers that I met via Entrecard:

1) MammaDawg

2) Grubs and Rambles

3) Scrappy Mommy

4) Red Pine Mountain

5) Nothing but Purple

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Rain, rain, go away, come again another day!

It's pouring with rain again today, the weather people told us we would have a month's rain in one day and I believe them! The trouble is we have already had so much rain this year that the ground is waterlogged, (August was the wettest on record - so hardly surprising) so there is going to be a lot of flooding later. There is already a lot of surface water laying on the ground. And the weekend forecast is pants as well!

I'm just glad we're not going away this weekend, as it could have been as disastrous as July, when we had to cancel a week in Devon as the weather forecast for the entire week was so awful! I have all my fingers and toes crossed it will perk up by the end of the week ( she says optimistically!), as we can't cancel this time as we have paid for the entire holiday in advance.

We have a river running along the bottom of the field behind us, which has been known to flood quite badly in the past. But I think we should be ok as we are at the top of the slope, so there's little danger of it reaching our house, although the houses lower down were flooded a few years ago. The problem later tonight will be getting home if the flooding is bad!

The Boy Wonder is coming to stay for the week, arriving on Saturday (tomorrow!) we think (typically nothing has been finalised!). He informed his Dad that he really didn't want to go to the College he'd been accepted for, (he was due to start an animal management course in a few weeks). And could he come and live with us for a while as he'd fallen out big time with the Mother, and Step-Father (now that one I can understand!)

We said he could come for this week, but as we were off on holiday the following week, he would have to find an alternative. So it was arranged that he would be staying with his sister in Manchester for that week, and then come back down to us for however long (how long is a piece of string?!).

It looks like we may be off the hook however, as Hubby rang last night before he got home from his installation trip, and told me he thought things had calmed down with the Mother, and he might just be coming for the one week - Hallelujah! Don't get me wrong, I really like my stepson, he's a nice lad, I just didn't fancy having to cope with a 17 yr old's social life for the next few months - not to mention helping him sort out what he's going to do with the rest of his life!

So I've got my fingers crossed twice now, once for the weather and once that we don't get lumbered with the BW for too long - bless his little cotton socks :-)

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Getting to Know You 2008!

Welcome to the 2008 edition of 'Getting to Know You'!! Copy & paste then change all the answers so they apply to you, & then tag 5 of your friends, including a link back to the person who you got it from. This is a good way to let your readers get to know you better, and amuse yourself for half an hour. Feel free to ignore any questions your not happy with!!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7.45
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw @ the cinema? Indiana Jones 4
4. What do you usually have for breakfast? Nothing
5. What is your favorite TV show? Dr.Who
6. What is your middle name? Zoe
7. What food do you dislike? Oxtail Soup
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Don't buy CD's but into techno/trance & Gregorian at the moment!
9. What kind of car do you drive? Vauxhall Safira
10. Favorite Sandwich ? BLT (Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato)
11. What characteristic do you despise? No sense of humour
12. Favorite item of clothing? T-shirts
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation: Where would it be? Egypt
14. Favorite brand of clothing? Don't go in for brands - on prinicipal!
15. What was your most recent memorable day? Going to see my new born step grandson in May
16. Favorite sport to watch? Darts
17. Are you a morning or evening person? Evening
18. What is your shoe size? 5
19. Pets? 2 dogs (a Westie & a Scottie)
20. What did you want to be when you were little? an archaeologist
21. Any new and exciting news you would like to share with us? Stepson has just dropped out of college and wants to come & live with us!!!
22. How do you feel today? tired
23. What is your favorite candy? Chocolate ( Cadbury's fruit & nut)
24. What is your favorite flower? Roses
25. What is the day on the calendar you're most looking forward to? 13th September - off to the Lakes for a week!
26. What are you listening to right now? office banter
27. What was the last thing you ate? Cheese & onion quiche
28. Do you wish on stars? No
29. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red
30. How is the weather right now? Blue Sky & Sunshine
31. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Customer
32. Favorite soft drink ? Pepsi Max
33. Favorite Restaurant? Bano Phool (Indian)
34. Hair Color? Varies :-)
35. What was your favorite toy as a child? Sindy doll
36. Summer or Winter? Summer
37. Hugs or kisses? Both
38. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate (with strawberry sauce)
39. Coffee or Tea? Coffee
40. When was the last time you cried? Monday night, while watching Steel Magnolias
41. What is under your bed? Nothing, it's a divan
42. Salty or Sweet? Sweet
43. How many keys on your key ring? 5
44. How many years in your current job? 3
45. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
46. How many towns have you lived in? 12
47. Do you make friends easily? No, I can be quite shy with strangers


If you do this on your own blog please let me know in the comments or on the chatterbox :-)

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Wordless Wednesday: A Garden Miracle in 2yrs!

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ruby Tuesday 2/9: Clog Dancers

This is a ladies team of Morris Dancers from the north west of England who specialise in Clog dancing. This traditional form of dancing originated in the cotton mills of the north in the 19th century and is continued by teams of Morris Dancers throughout the country who perform at festivals and events through the summer months. The information leaflet for this team (or side to use the correct term) is HERE.

Why not join in and post a Ruby Tuesday picture yourself, the rules are simple. Just post a picture with red in it, but it must be one of your own and it can be of anything you like. For more details hop over to The Teach at Work of the Poet and check out the blogroll.

I will be going to the Belbroughton Scarecrow festival in a few weeks where there will be Morris Dancers performing and will post some pictures of the scarecrows which are always amusing. I have included a picture of some I took the last time I went. It's always great fun as there are dancers, bands, fairground organs & amusements as well as the scarecrows, which are everywhere.

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Top Entrecard Droppers for August 2008

With thanks to my Top Droppers for August 08. I will try to keep the link love flowing if you keep dropping. Who is going to make the list for September?

1. PipeB Web Hosting
2. Red Pine Mountain
3. Mariuca's Perfume Gallery
4. LOL Cats
5. Cat Lovers Site
6. Snapshotcap
7. Picture to People
8. Brazoscowgirl
9. From A Yellow House In England
10. The house that Koen & Claire (re)

And thanks go as well to all those who chose my blog to display their cards :-)

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