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Thanksgiving 2009

To all my American friends, I wish you a Happy and Peaceful Thanksgiving.

A few Zzzs

‘A few Zzzzzs’  

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Shameless self promotion

Because I just want you to love me, love my photos.  😉

Well and because there is some relevance to this one today.  I’m just heading out to the garden centre to buy Amaryllis bulbs to flower in my own and my daughters’ houses over the dull months of  Winter.  Over the last couple of days I find I’ve been thinking of Spring planting, Spring bulbs and working on photos very much with a Spring theme.   I’m spotting a theme here. (If I don’t even think about Winter, maybe it will just go away).  By the way, if you’re looking for advice on planting Spring bulbs to flower over the Christmas and New Year season, I recently wrote a little piece over at my other WordPress site: Voix Douce.

Afore I go….please don’t forget my photo/art comp… you’ve got to be in it to win it!



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'In a word' and Saturday Snapshots

It’s a ‘twofer’ day around here today (two entries for the price of one) – an ‘In a word’ meme from Joanna and Saturday Snapshots from Amanda.

First off…

I discovered from taking part in the last meme, passed to me by Joanna at The Fifty Factor, that I really like talking about myself!  Now there’s a surprise!  Joanna’s come up trumps again, this time with an award/ meme passed on from Holly Dietor of Your Mother Knows But Won’t Tell You.  (‘HDoYMKBWTY’ makes me think that I should really come up with a very much better name for this blog that started as ‘an experiment’ about a year ago now).

This meme requires one word answers to the following list of questions.  So without further ado…

1. Where is your cell phone? Handbag
2. Your hair?
3. Your mother?
4. Your father?
5. Your favorite food?
6. Your dream last night? Surfing

7.Your favorite drink?
8. Your dream/goal? Dream:
Lottery – Goal: Happiness
9. What room are you in?
10. Your hobby?
11. Your fear?
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
13. Where were you last night? Home

14. Something that you aren’t?
15. Muffins? Scones

16. Wish list item?
17. Where did you grow up?

18. Last thing you did? Showered
19. What are you wearing? Clothes

20. Your TV?
21. Your pet?
22. Friends?
23. Your life?

24. Your mood? Relaxed
25. Missing someone?
26. Vehicle?
27. Something you’re not wearing?
28. Your favorite store?   Craft

29. Your favorite color?
30. When was the last time you laughed?
31. Last time you cried?
32. Your best friend?
33. One place that I go to over and over? Supermarket!

34. One person who emails me regularly?
35. Favorite place to eat?

It was quite telling to think of some of those, so thanks for that Joanna.  Let me know if you’d like the flame passed to you.  I’d love to see your one word answers.

Now for Saturday Snapshots.  It’s the fourth photo from my fourth folder, with an explanation to follow:


It’s my car – a little Smart cabriolet.  I lost my confidence with driving post stroke so for me the smaller the car, the better.  I always wanted a soft top so when it came time to change my car and this little Smart cabriolet was on the forecourt, available to drive away (very unusual here), it just seemed made for me.  I love the design of this car – it reminds me of a baby’s bootee!

The location probably looks very arty.  It was photographed outside an old holiday camp on the island’s stunningly beautiful north coast.  The camp shut down many years ago and is now crumbling and vandalised while developers, conservationists and our parliament continually argue about what should be done with it.  (We don’t believe in making hasty decisions here).


And finally (I love the ability, in my blog, to start not only a sentence with the word ‘and’ but also a whole paragraph)

And finally…please don’t forget!!!

Art Comp

For details of how to enter, for the chance to win framed artwork plus a designer tee shirt, please visit my last blog entry or just click here.  Bonne chance, mes amis.  🙂


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Saturday Snapshots

Posted for Chere’s Saturday Snapshots, the prompt for which this week is ‘something green’.  This went up on my Flickr photostream last year and pulled in a grand total of just 3 comments.  It’s actually one of my favourite photos, which just goes to show that you never can tell what people will and won’t like.  I do hope that when I reveal my my ‘new venture‘ (shortly now) you will at least go and look.  (Pretty please?) I promise you that it won’t all be arty shots of leaves, (heh…not by a long shot actually) and that it may well be to your advantage!

0090, Glossy Green

Glossy Green (Laurel leaves)


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Such nice boys

I can afford to link to this without fear of retribution because:

(a) I’m not famous; (b) You don’t know who I am anyway and (c) Yearbook photos don’t exist where I come from.

Visit 11points.com for more Yearbook photos of celebs.  (Marilyn Manson and Eminem are worth the trip alone ….and they looked like such nice, quiet boys. Who’d have thought, eh)?



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I received this photo in an email that was flying around yesterday.  The photographer had gone outside to capture images of the storm and was unaware of what else was out there until it was illuminated by a flash of lightning.  Can you imagine?!….

Tornado and Lightning

Taken 2 April 2009, Lariat Sandrdge Energy South of Ft. Stockton, Texas


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The heebie geebies

Director Tim Burton is currently applying his considerable talents to Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – due for release in March 2010.  I actually always found this a rather unsettling story as a child, which is why I’m not a hundred percent sure that I will be rushing out to see this film.  Having had a look at the character and set stills displayed on the IMDb site, it looks as though Tim Burton’s imagination has run rampant again, producing an amazing result … but one which may just give me the heebie geebies.

Alice in Wonderland


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