Sunday, November 30, 2008

We're back ...

.... travel weary, but safe and sound!

This is our Host and Hostess with the Mostest, Bertie and Kenny!

They always make our stay sooooo great! Nothing is ever too much trouble, right down to beer in the fridge for DH and Turkish Delight for me!
And this is the welcoming committee!!!

I think we arrived during nap time! Note the hairy eyeball!

Here's the link to The White House Guesthouse website so you can have a look at why we always stay here!
Hugs and love to all and thank you so much for your lovely comments.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Well ....

... we're off to fetch DD from University! I do hope the weather holds as it's a long journey and I don't think my brollie is big enough to protect us both! And I don't know how we are going to attach a trailer to this!

DD has been at 'varsity for three years and from next year she has to find digs. Rhodes University only allow students to stay in res for three years. Luckily she has found place in the Graduates Village (commonly termed as the Retirement Village by her wacky parents) She is bringing everything home, including her kettle, sandwich toaster, fifteen pairs of shoes and Psych text books! Why are textbooks always soooo darn heavy? And then in February next year we have to lug the whole lot back, plus what she'll need to furnish her new abode. I'm thinking Stuttaford Vanlines (removal company) and her travel weary parents grow wings and fly down!
No, seriously, our DD is an absolute pleasure and gorgeous too! Don't know where she got it from! Oh, the brains, definitely from her Dad. The rest must be a throw-back!

To one of my special friends Candace , travel safely to London (I'm still the green jealous monster) have fun and enjoy and remember St Martin's and Jaqi enjoy your crop and soup and other delish goodies tonight! I'll be there in spirit ( Scrumpy Jack :) )
Have fun and enjoy this weekend everyone!
Loads of hugs

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shoot ....

how skew is this and how a challenge?!?!?!?!

I am sooooo not a master or mistress when it comes to INCHIES. Thanks to Rosie & Linda. I was all fingers and fourteen thumbs. Well, I tried, yes I know, I am very trying. My family keep telling me that. Interpret that any way you know how or wish LOL. Maybe I'll use this as a base for a card?!?!?!
Keep well all and thanks so much for visiting and leaving your comments!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Look who ....

.... has her very own Blog!!!!!!
DOTTIE !!!!!

You can find out all about what this little lady is getting up to here . She's staying with Jaqi so pop on over to find out what adventure is currently brewing!

Have fun everyone and thanks for all the wonderful comments.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A bit of Fun and a bit of Thought!

Yea, I know, I've been a bad blogger! , partly BLOG whatever, ‘cause when I wanted to, BLOG didn’t and when I couldn’t, BLOG could!

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I laugh when I cry and I cry when I laugh!!
A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood. The next morning while they were having breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbour hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean," she said, "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbour would hang the wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comment.

About a month later the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, "Look, she has learned how to wash correctly, I wonder who taught her.

"The husband said, "I got up this morning and washed the windows."

And so it is with life.
What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look. Before we give any criticism, it might be a good idea to check our state of mind and ask ourselves if we are ready to see the good rather than to be looking for something in the person we are about to judge.

Uhmm, guilty as charged Your Honour!

Hugs and love to all and thank you so much for your comments. It means the world to me!


Monday, November 3, 2008


........ the beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love.
Jennifer Edwards
American Author, Artist and Educator
More, I cannot say! Jennifer has said it all and far better than me!
Change is happening world wide, let's make the best of it and remember to LOVE, be COMPASSIONATE and be CONSIDERATE.


Saturday, November 1, 2008



.... but in this case they don’t know what they are talking about.
They are not being helpful at all.

So, I need to ask a more reliable source for help. YOU!!!

Here’s my problem ….. I would like to make a book like thingie to house my ATCs. They (the ATCs) have told me that they do not want to live in a box any longer! (See, I do listen to some little voices, some of the time) I am trying to oblige them. But when it comes to making a book, this crayon is not the brightest!

I made this frame thingie, using the Fiskars Photo Corner Slot Punch. Please disregard the torn right hand side corner (didn’t really want to bring your attention to another of my mishaps) but if you’re laughing, I may as well make a good and thorough job of it. Back to the frame thingie. This will be pasted onto the page of the book, so that, should the ATC be required to wing its way across the world, it can easily be removed.

If any of you Angels out there can help, I will really appreciate it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Huge Hugs