Monday, April 27, 2009

My Fun Monday will be spent travelling!!!

I can't join in Fun Monday today or for the next 3 weeks as I'm having a different sort of fun away on holiday. This week Hoosier Girl is your host. If anyone remembers please could you let me know who will be hosting on May 18th. I might be able to get back into blogging mode by then.

In case anyone has forgotten where I'm going it's China and Dubai

I hope to take lots of photos so will have plenty of blog fodder for when I return!
Have fun while I'm away. I'll be back to blogging around the middle of May.

2008: Motivation, Meme and Awards
2007: Help me up

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

No time today

I've not really had time to write a proper post today. I have been very busy doing a lot of last minute things before I start my holiday. I have spoken to both my girl which I always try and do before flying-well you never know and I feel it's important to tell them I love.
I had great difficulty keeping to the luggage allowance-I always take too many clothes but we were advised to make sure we had things suitable for both hot and cold as there could be extremes in the temperature, and warmer clothes weigh more. I'll probably bring half of it back not worn!

Now I'm going to try and get some sleep-Good night.

2008: Quickie
2007: Lemon Curd is Mellow Yellow


Saturday, April 25, 2009

The closest I'll get to backpacking.

I decided that rather than take my usual cabin bag or small case on wheels that a rucksack would be more use once I was in China. So, this morning, I took Embee with me to the local Snow & Rock store, which is less than a mile from where we live. I wanted him to make sure I got the right size and this is what he bought me. It's maybe not quite as big as I anticipated but it's certainly very comfortable when empty. Now all I have to do is pack it and see how it feels with some weight in it. If necessary I can change it tomorrow- that's what the guy in the shop suggested. I love that shop.

The other thing that happened today is that I got an email from Sam saying that she has booked a flight to come and see us in August. She was able to get an upper class seat with her air miles, such luxury I've never experienced, but I'm glad she'll have a comfortable flight.

Sam wants to do something exciting while she's here! I'm not quite sure what she considers exciting, but I'm sure we will work something out. However, there's not enough time to plan anything until I come back from this holiday. While I'm away she and Beccy can have a think and come up with some suggestions. Oh and Beccy, if you read this the memory card and stick arrived, so I have plenty of space for photos.

2008: What kind of music are you?
2007: Witty Wednesday-4 What's the problem Eve

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Fill in Friday

There so many things to do before one goes on holiday-especially when you are leaving behind a husband and a mother. I'm not really worried about Embee, he's old enough to look after himself but will he remember to put out the recycling and the rubbish on the right days and buy lettuce and fruit for the tortoises-oh and pick them dandelions!

This morning I spent a couple of hours cleaning downstairs rooms and making soup (that my mother wished I had made thicker-can win). I had to go to the bank, post some cards (for birthdays while I'm away), and contact my credit card company to let them know I might use my card abroad and give dates-I didn't want them refusing my card which could be embarrassing. It's surprising how long all these little task take!

I then took my mother to see the nurse to get her legs checked again and although the skin isn't broken they have decided to give her another week of antibiotics. They do not want to send the nurse in while I'm away unless the area breaks down again. However, they want to see her as soon as I get back which will be three Friday's time. I suppose I mustn't complain as I am getting a break.

When I got back from the nurse, two of the friends I'm going on holiday with were sitting in the garden waiting for me. We had planned to meet up at the pool for a swim, but as I was late they had been and discovered the pool was closed again because it needed to be cleaned. No need for me to go into detail but there was a similar problem a couple of months ago!
Anyway, I made them a pot of tea and we sat in the garden just going over the final arrangements for Monday. After talking to them I'm still in a dither about the right clothes to take because, there is going to be quite a variation in the temperature in China. Then in Dubai it will be very hot but you cannot wear sleeveless tops or shorts- I hope cropped trousers are acceptable because that's what I'm taking and in any case we will only be there for 3 nights.

As we sat in the sun I noticed that the clematis have just started to bloom it will be over by the time I return, also (see below)there are plenty of flowers on the blueberry plants, so I'm hoping for a good crop. Not sure what the flower below is called, but it's very pretty even though there's only one flower blooming at the moment.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

P.S. I also signed up for 'Race for Life' the 5K walk (I don't run it) in June-so all my holiday walking will be good preparation

2008: Project Looking through-5 the looking glass
2007: How long do you keep dried herbs?

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy St Georges Day.

Happy St. George's Day
Cry God for Harry, England and Saint George!

I personally think we should do more in this country to mark this day.

I just had to share the pictures below. This cute little dog belongs to my hairdresser. His name is Eric, he's about five months old and he is adorable. I took this as I arrived at her house yesterday-he really wanted me to stay in the garden and play with him. He is now almost full grown and I'm useless with breeds so I've forgotten what he is but I'm sure someone will be able to tell me.

Just look at that face and those eyes...I almost want another dog ...tempted...but then I remember all the attention they need and realise it would not be sensible. So I'll just go on enjoying the occasional cuddle with Eric and read other people's bloggy doggy stories and see their pictures.

2008: Happy St George's Day on Witty Wednesday
2007: Fun Mon-14 Isn't every day a bad hair day + Happy St George's Day

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Witty Wednesday # 95

Beccy sent me this about a month ago:

You've heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves?

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine?

My bum was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. But my new bum was attached at least three inches lower than my original!

Two years ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was drying my hair and was horrified to see the flesh of my upper arm swing to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary - my body was being replaced one section at a time.

Last year I thought some one had stolen my Boobs. I was lying in bed and
they were gone! But when I jumped out of bed, I was relieved to see that
they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden
in my waistband.

These same thieves invaded my closet and shrank my clothes! How do they do it???? What could they do to me next?

When my poor neck suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a turkey neck, I decided to tell my story. Women of the world wake up and smell the coffee! Those 'plastic' surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts -stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has something 'lifted', look again - was it lifted from you?

Now I wonder who got all my parts LOL.

Pamela sent me this:

A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her.

Suddenly she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket toward the man.. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back.

'Oh my, I am so sorry,' the woman says as she pops her eye back in place.

'Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you,' she says.

They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theatre. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his. After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap. They had a wonderful, wonderful time.

The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings and invites the guy over. The guy is amazed. Everything had been SO incredible!

'You know,' he said, 'You are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet?'

'No,' she replies...

(Wait for it...)

(It's coming...)

(The suspense is killing you, isn't it?)

She says:

'You just happened to catch my eye.' I wonder did I use this one before! (too lazy to double check).

Pamela when I saw these I was reminded of you.......

.....very wise to leave the haven't taken any chances nor have you wasted your life :)
Happy Wednesday.

2008: Tutorial in editing photos-plt-4
2007: The fruits of EmBee's labour

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A trip to The Mall

I have finally given in and bought a new (cell) phone, I have only ever had one phone fondly called *the brick* by Beccy and she persuaded me I needed something light. I still went for one the guy said was good for old people. When my grandaughter was told this she said "just what she needs", which made us laugh. In all honesty I tend to use it for a few text messages and emergencies, however having a camera might be useful and certainly it's easier having predictive text and large letters for my arthritic fingers.

The real purpose of today's shopping spree was to get a few items of clothes and other things for my forthcoming holiday. I managed to find a couple of skirts and tops, and a pair of sandals; I also got some currency and topped up on over-the-counter meds. Beccy also bought a skirt and two tops so we had a very productive day, including lunch out.

Sam was asking me about Beccy's coat (you probably didn't notice it in yesterday's bluebell picture, but Sam did) so here are a couple of pictures:

2008: Tutorial in Editing-PLT-4
2007: New imac + The answer to the question is it fact or fiction

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Fun Monday # 112 Today's Inspiration...

Sayre says...

'Take your camera to work and take pictures of the things that inspire you as you work or that inspires your coworkers. Ask them (or yourself) what it is about that particular object or picture that makes the work day seem a little easier.

If you don't work outside the home, take a picture of the thing that helps you get through the day and inspires you to have the best day you can.'

Well I don't work and I don't really have anything that I can truly say gives me daily inspiration. However what makes my day enjoyable is spending a little time blogging and plurking and having a chat with my family. If I can look out of the window and see some sunshine and flowers my spirits immediately rise.

Now today has been brilliant because Beccy is over from Dublin to give my mother a surprise vist. We drove out to see the Bluebell woods and although they were not as good as last year, to see a carpet of blue is a sight to behold. Some would say inspirational! We were inspired to take some pictures and this is one form of art!

2008: Project looking through 3-Animals
2007: Days without a computer-1

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Saturday....

I had to show you a picture of the lovely handmade chocolates that my grandson's girlfriend gave us (as you may know EmBee is diabetic so he could only try one)-oh dear what a pity I will have to eat the rest!
You might need to enlarge the second photo to see some of the unusual combination of flavours.

Yesterday I also had a package arrive from the tour operator, Wendy Wu, who is organising our China trip, I was most surprised to find it contained a leather wallet. Well maybe not leather but it looked like it!
Inside it contained our itinerary, tickets, labels, ID tag and a phrase book, space for cards, pen and a zipper purse. I thought this was a very neat idea and I was very impressed with the company. Maybe this is normal service but it's not something I've experienced before.
Having this arrive makes me realise it's only a week away before I head off to China and I've so much organising still to do.
The other thing we did yesterday was take the tortoises for their post hibernation weighing and measuring. Topsy and Tom had both lost just over 4oz over the winter and Tog a little less. Topsy weighs 5.3lbs; Tom 4lbs 15 oz and Tog 3lbs 13oz. They were all deemed healthy so that was good news.
Now look at the little tortoise below it fits in the palm of its owner's hand and is 3 years old.
I bet it doesn't weigh much and it looked so tiny when you compare it to my three or to Eric (below) he is enormous and weighs a whopping 7stone (98lbs). His owner says he eats masses-so is an expensive pet.
The last photo was a small group that were brought in for show.

There were lots of children at the garden centre, where we go, and they were fascinated with all the tortoises. Some had never seen a real one and wanted to touch them. We got talking to a chap who must have been in his 40's and he said they had always scared him as a child. He wanted to get over his fear and he did touch them and said we had done him a service. So I think we did our good deed for the day.

2007: Project looking through-2
2007: Why is it that

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The visit is over

Anyone who read my post on Wednesday will know that I've had my grandson and his girlfriend staying for a couple of days. They came specifically to see 'Deathstars' a Swedish band perform. This band would not be my cup of tea but I gather they were very good and as D & R enjoyed the performance that's what counts.
While they were here they had a look around Bristol and did some shopping. In this picture, that I took as I dropped them off at the airport this morning, they are wearing new jackets; not that you can really see them clearly. They were delighted at how cheap things were compared to Ireland. Roisin bought a new pair of Doc Marten boots. As I said goodbye at the airport earlier this morning- I got the impression they might be visiting us I think that means that they enjoyed themselves and we really enjoyed having them to stay.

2008: Project Looking Through-1
2007: What's happening to the World + Witty Wednesday-3 21st Century Thinking

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Are you sitting comfortably!

When I was browsing in an antique shop the other day I saw this and had to take a picture. I don't know whether you can see the price £75 (approx $111). I wonder how many little bottoms have been potty trained on this chair!

2008: Do you Twitter
2007: Birthday Meme

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

How does my garden grow!

When I took this photo I didn't realise there were several little creatures crawling around the petals.
Tulips are very pretty but they don't stay in bloom for very long. These are almost over, but they gave the garden a lovely splash of colour.
Embee has just built this planter to grow a few vegetables. He's going to start with broccoli and broad beans, can't think why it wasn't carrots.

2008: Witty Wednesday-45
2007: Fun Monday-13

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Witty Wednesday # 94

You can blame John for this one when you groan!

Brain Transplant:

In the Hospital relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their family member lay gravely ill.

Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber.

'I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news,' he said as he surveyed the worried faces.

'The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant.

It's an experimental procedure, very risky but it is the only hope.

Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain yourselves..'

The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news.

After a great length of time, someone asked,

'Well, how much does a brain cost?'

The doctor quickly responded,

'$5,000 for a male brain, and $200 for a female brain.'

The moment turned awkward.

Men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked.

A man unable to control his curiosity, blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask,

'Why is the male brain so much more?'

The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group,

'It's just standard pricing procedure.

We have to mark down the price of the female brains, because they've actually been used.'
AND from Wendy comes the 'Quote of the day':

Behold the Woman

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.
You may wonder or not why I'm very late in getting this post published today. Well I have my grandson and his girlfriend staying for a couple of days, so I had a very busy day preparing the house and then this afternoon collecting them from Bristol airport.

They settled in and sampled my Lemon Cake, and we later enjoyed a curry for dinner. They decided to go for a walk in the local park before it got too dark, and returned safely. It took me back to the time when my girls were teenagers; I always felt anxious until they were safely home.
I was allowed to take a couple of photos with Dillon's new Sony camera and it is very good. I now see why my little point and shoot (much as I like it for all the convenience) leaves a lot to be desired.
So Beccy if you read this I'm taking good care of them.

2008: Not what I planned
2007: What Mess

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Unwelcome Visitors!!!

The post I had planned for today didn't get finished. So instead you see I've been invaded. Don't worry they were not in the house, but they were in one of our cellar rooms and luckily they were dead. EmBee says he knows how they get in-so why hasn't he done something about it!

2008: Fun Monday-62(Double Nickel 5 Challenge
2007: Tortoise Weigh In

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Fun Monday # 111 In Dreams.....

Lil Mouse is the hostess with the mostest this week and it seems she has strange dreams...she says:

Do you have any dreams, particularly recurrent ones that you feel no one else has? I recently talked to my friend Stacy on the phone and found out that we’d had the same odd, recurrent dream. Or, just tell us about an odd dream you had as a kid (did you dream you were falling and end up on the floor?) Have fun and remember…

When I first read this I thought I couldn't remember any of my dreams but actually I do recall when I was a child that I often dreamed I was being chased and falling into a dark void but I always woke up at this point. I remember being told if I caught I would die-I also recall being really frightened by this thought-I wanted to know who was chasing me but at the same time I was too scared. The fear probably contributed to the recurrence of the dream.

Over the years I've had dreams that involve people from my past and it could be someone I haven't spoken to or been thinking about -which is really weird. I often wonder why this happens.

More recently I have been blogging in my dreams which I think is meant to convey that I spend far too much time on the computer. What do you think!!!

Well that's it folks nothing terribly interesting in my dreams.

2008: Award and Update
2007: My Computer

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter 2009


Embee bought me not one but two Easter eggs. I also picked the first rhubarb of the year today.
2008: Loft Clearance
2007: British is Best-Traditional English Meal

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Silent Saturday

This silent old relic had to go.

2008: Broccoli Lemon Chicken
2007: Witty Wednesday-2

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Hot Cross Buns for Good Friday

It is a tradition here to eat Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday. When my girls were young we never actually made them, the Local Scouts used to take orders and deliver them on Good Friday morning. They came from a local baker and were pretty good.
This year, I was very tempted to try a recipe that I saw over at winosandfoodies but in the end I opted to use one I'd seen in a Lakeland Recipe Book.
It was a simple enough recipe but I don't think the buns were as spicy as I've made previously.

4 teaspoons dried yeast
55g (2oz approx) castor (bakers) sugar
250ml (8.5 fl oz) warm milk
600g (1lb 5oz) plain floor
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
60g (2oz approx) butter
1 egg lightly beaten
125 ml (4.5 fl oz) warm water
110g (4 oz) currants
40g (1.5-2 oz) mixed peel
1 tablespoon apricot jam

Flour Paste:
75g (3oz) plain flour
1 tablespoon castor sugar
80ml (3 fl oz approx) water


* Combine yeast, sugar, milk in bowl whisk until yeast dissolved. Cover, stand in warm place for 10 mins or until mixture is frothy.
Sift flour, cinnamon into large bowl, rub in butter. Stir in yeast mixture,egg, water and fruit, cover and stand for 1 hour in warm place or until mixture has doubled in size.

*Turn out dough onto floured surface, knead for 5 mins until smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 16 portions, knead into balls. Place into greased 23cm sq cake tin. Stand in warm place for about 20 mins until dough has risen to top of tin.

* For paste, combine flour and sugar in bowl, blend in warm water, stir until smooth. Using a piping bag and small plain nozzle, pipe crosses onto buns. Bake in moderately hot oven for 10 mins, reduce heat and bake for a further 15 mins.
Turn buns onto wire rack, brush with warm jam. (exact temperatures not given- I used 220c (400f gas6) then turned down to 180c (350F gas 4) you might need to adjust to suit your own oven.

Then eat when still warm. I think they would be good toasted as well. Now all I need is some visitors!

My previous post on Hot Cross Buns

2008: Thankful Thursday-Aphids Beware
2007: A visit to the country

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Thursday, April 09, 2009


On Tuesday when I was entertaining Beccy's friend, Mary, I wanted to impress her by making fresh scones to go with coffee. Alas, I made them too moist and they were not that wonderful scone shape. They tasted OK but I was disappointed, so I'm going to have to make some more just to get it right.
Of course, Mary was far too polite to comment on the shape, and we did have the last of a pot of Beccy's lovely raspberry jam to go with them.

2lbs S.R. Flour
12oz butter
Pinch salt
6 tablespoons castor sugar
6 oz sultanas(I left mine plain)
4 eggs lightly beaten
4-6 fl.oz milk, soured cream or natural yoghurt

Oven Temp 220F (200c) Bake 10 mins.

Rub butter into flour
Add salt, castor sugar, sultanas, egg and mix.
Gradually add milk to make soft dough
Dough on floured surface 1 inch thick.

(I actually halved the quantity).

Tomorrow I might try making hot cross buns!

2008: Witty Wednesday-44
2007: Fun Monday-12 Embarrassing or What!

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Witty Wednesday # 93

I don't have much time today Embee is home from work and doesn't go back until after Easter. We plan to clear out and tidy up our main cellar-it's a major task-I might even take some pictures- and you really would be laughing at all the rubbish we have collected. It has to go and we think the flooring needs replacing!

Thanks Daffy these put a smile on my face

Why We Love Children

1. A nursery school pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it was dead.
'How do you know that the cat was dead?' she asked her pupil.
'Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move,' answered the child innocently.
'You did WHAT?' the teacher exclaimed in surprise.
'You know,' explained the boy, 'I leaned over and went 'Pssst' and it didn't move'

2. A small boy is sent to bed by his father.
Five minutes later.....'Da-ad....'
'I'm thirsty. Can you bring a drink of water?'
'No, You had your chance. Lights out.'
Five minutes later: 'Da-aaaad.....'
'I'm THIRSTY. Can I have a drink of water??'
' I told you NO! If you ask again, I'll have to smack you!!'
Five minutes later......'Daaaa-aaaad.....'
'When you come in to smack me, can you bring a drink of water?'

3. An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him 'How do you expect to get into Heaven?'
The boy thought it over and said, 'Well, I'll run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, 'For Heaven's sake, Dylan, come in or stay out!''

4. One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, 'Mummy, will you sleep with me tonight?' The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. 'I can't dear,' she said. 'I have to sleep in Daddy's room.'
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice:
'The big sissy.'

5. It was that time, during the Sunday morning service, for the children's sermon.
All the children were invited to come forward.
One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she sat down, the minister leaned over and said, 'That is a very pretty dress. Is it your Easter Dress?'
The little girl replied, directly into the minister's clip-on microphone, 'Yes, and my Mum says it's a bitch to iron.'

6. When I was six months pregnant with my third child, my three year old came into the room when I was just getting ready to get into the shower.
She said, 'Mummy, you are getting fat!'
I replied, 'Yes, honey, remember Mummy has a baby growing in her
'I know,' she replied, but what's growing in your bum?'

7. A little boy was doing his math homework.

He said to himself, 'Two plus five, that son of a bitch is seven.

Three plus six, that son of a bitch is nine....'
His mother heard what he was saying and gasped, 'What are you doing?'
The little boy answered, 'I'm doing my math homework, Mum.'
'And this is how your teacher taught you to do it?' the mother asked
'Yes,' he answered.
Infuriated, the mother asked the teacher the next day, 'What are you
teaching my son in math?'
The teacher replied, 'Right now, we are learning addition.'
The mother asked, 'And are you teaching them to say two plus two, that
son of a bitch is four?'
After the teacher stopped laughing, she answered, 'What I taught them
was, two plus two, THE SUM OF WHICH, is four.'

8. One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken
Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken
Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, '.... and so Chicken Little
went up to the farmer and said, 'The sky is falling, the sky is
The teacher paused then asked the class, 'And what do you think that
farmer said?'
One little girl raised her hand and said, 'I think he said:
'Holy Shit! A talking chicken!''
The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

9. A certain little girl, when asked her name, would reply, I'm Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter.'
Her mother told her this was wrong, she must say, 'I'm Jane Sugarbrown.'
The Vicar spoke to her in Sunday School, and said, 'Aren't you Mr. Sugarbrown's daughter?'
She replied, 'I thought I was, but mother says I'm not.'

10. A little girl asked her mother, 'Can I go outside and play with the boys?'
Her mother replied, 'No, you can't play with the boys, they're too rough.'
The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked,

If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?'

11. A little girl goes to the barber shop with her father. She stands next to the barber chair, while her dad gets his hair cut, eating a snack cake The barber says to her,
'Sweetheart, you're gonna get hair on your muffin.'
She says, 'Yes, I know, and I'm gonna get boobs too.'

2008: Ring Side Seat
2007: Happy Easter


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Buckland Hall

On Sunday we went on a mission of mercy. Earlier this year Beccy's friend, Mary, had been to a conference retreat here in Wales

Buckland Hall is set in the spectacular countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park, surrounded by mountains with vistas along the Usk Valley.

The entrance to the Hall is from the car park and there is a beautiful bed of heather to welcome visitors.
As you approach the hall there are masses of daffodils along the driveway.

I can imagine that it's a wonderful place to stay. It is so quiet and peaceful and there are wonderful views from the grounds. Just look at the picture below.

We also saw quite a few lambs. So, back to why we were there. Well Mary had left her suitcase behind when she stayed there. In fact the taxi driver failed to put it in the boot of the car and no one noticed until they got to the airport by which time it was too late to do anything about it. EmBee and I agreed to go and fetch the suitcase so that Mary could fly over from Dublin for the day to collect it. This is exactly what happened today and by now Mary, together with her case, will be safely back home in Dublin.

I'll be showing you some more photos of Wales, and telling you more about today in future posts.

2008: Fun Monday-61 Celebrity Crush
2007: One a penny two a penny hot cross buns + 200th Post

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