Monday, 14 April 2014

The Easter Bunny ...


A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit

jump out across the middle of the road.

He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the

rabbit jumps right in front of the car.  

The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal

lover, pulls over and gets out to see
what has become of the rabbit.
Much to his dismay, the rabbit is

the  Easter Bunny , and he is DEAD  .

The driver feels so awful
   that he  begins to cry.   
A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway
sees a man crying on the side of the road
and pulls over.

She steps out of the car and asks the man
what's wrong. 

"I feel terrible," ! he explains,
"I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car
  and KILLED HIM."  

The blonde says,"Don't worry."

She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can.
She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny,
bends down, and sprays the contents onto him. 

The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the

two of them and hops off down the road. 

Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves

again, he hops down the road another 10 feet,
turns and waves, hops another ten feet, 
turns and waves, and repeats this again and again

and again and again, until he hops out of sight.

The man is astonished.
He runs over to the woman and demands,

"What is in that can?
What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?" 

The woman turns the can around
so that the man can read the label.

It says.. 

(Are you ready for this?)   
(You know you're gonna be sorry)

(Last chance)

(OK, here it is)

It says,

"Hair Spray  
Restores life to dead hair,
and adds permanent wave.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Not Saturday Again, Surely?!

Hallo again everyone.  I don't seem to be posting very much lately, but on looking through Bloggy Land, it would seem that many of us are taking a little break for one reason or another.  I'm not officially taking a break, rather I am running out of scintillating topics to entertain you with!

Emma, Mark and Alfred are here at the moment.  They arrived at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning, and will be leaving again first thing tomorrow morning, so very much a fleeting visit.  Nevertheless, it is still lovely to have them here.  Eleanor is off on one of her United Nations Trips for the weekend.  This time to Amsterdam.  Very nice too!

Eleanor absolutely loves the dynamics of politics in all the different countries of the world, and I told her that it would be a good career choice.  Trouble is, she wants to start at the top!! :)  If she is fortunate enough to get into the University of her choice (Madrid), she will be studying International Relations amongst other things.  I would say that she has had a head start!

Emma took me out for lunch on Friday - sort of a late Mother's Day lunch and an early birthday lunch!  It's always good to spend time with her, and I am so fortunate with both my daughters, as we always talk about everything under the sun.  I am blessed indeed.

As I look out of the windows, I'm sorry to say that it's raining very hard out there again today.  So disappointing, because, particularly at this time of the year when Spring really should be with us, we look for brighter days.  At least the evenings are drawing out now, so that's good.  Onwards and upwards little peeps!

Well, I did warn you at the very beginning that I didn't really have anything exciting to write about!  I hope you are all keeping well and that Spring is appearing in your little corner of the world.

Enjoy your weekend.

Just an FYI for those who camp out on my page, waiting for my pins ;)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Saturday Smile!

Happy Saturday

 Dear Tech Support,

 Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend to Husband and noticed a distinct 
 slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the Flower and  Jewellery
 applications, both of which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend.

 In addition, Husband uninstalled many other valuable programmes, such as 
 Romance and Personal Attention and then installed undesirable programs 
 such as Cricket, Football, Golf and Continuous TV. Conversation only runs 
 intermittently and House Cleaning simply crashes the system. I've tried 
 running Nagging to fix these problems, but to no avail.

 What can I do?

 Please advise me.


 Dear Desperate,

 First, please bear in mind that Boyfriend is an Entertainment Package, 
 while Husband is an Operating System.

 You could enter the command: 'http: I Thought You Loved Me.html' and try 
 to download Tears. If this doesn't do the trick you might like to install 
 the latest Guilt update. If this works as designed, Husband should then automatically 
 run the applications Jewellery and Flowers, but remember, over-use of the 
 above application can cause Husband to default to Grumpy Silence, Garden Shed or the  Golf Club. 

Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-Law (which runs a virus in the 
 background that will eventually take control of all your system 
 resources). Also, do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend program. These are unsupported 
 applications and will crash Husband.

 In summary, Husband is a great system, but it does have limited memory and 
does not learn new applications quickly. It also tends to work better if you only
run one task at a time. You might like to consider buying additional 
software to improve its memory and performance. We recommend Compliments, 
Good Food pandering to his ego.

Good Luck,

Tech Support

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Most Precious of Things ...

Hallo  everyone. Lovely to be here with you all again. 

It's that time when someone not a million miles from here has a birthday coming up once again, which made me think about time. 

As the years go by, we surely realize just how precious that commodity is. Time to enjoy our families, our friends and loved ones.  Time to enjoy the beauty of the world all around us. Time to enjoy all those simple things that can brighten our days, and mean so much. 

I so believe this is true, about giving someone your time.  Actually taking the time to listen to what people have to say as well.


Talking about time made me think about clocks, which made me think of one of one of my favourite poems by W.H.Auden. I hope you will enjoy it too.

Stop All The Clocks. 

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. 

Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. 

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message, He Is Dead. 

Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. 

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

(How special to have someone love you with a depth of feeling like that)

I first came across that poem whilst watching the film Four Weddings And A Funeral, and I have loved it ever since. 

See you again soon little Bloggies. Take care. 

All images today courtesy of Pinterest

Friday, 14 March 2014

This And That For A Sunny Friday ....

Well, who would have thought it? I have just realized, by pure chance, that this will be my 600th blog post.  I just can't believe that really.  It seems like only yesterday  that Eleanor was my guest blogger for my 500th post.

As I wasn't aware that this milestone was coming up, I'm afraid I haven't got anyone special to join me today.  Although, to be honest, I do!  I have all my dear bloggy friends, who have been such an encouragement and support to me over these past few years.

I am an Aries lady.  We are very well known for starting something off, but we very rarely finish, and just want to be up and on to more exciting things.  So, in actual fact.  I am feeling rather pleased with myself that I have stuck at my blog  and not given up.  That certainly is mostly down to the lovely comments that you always leave me.  Here are some lovely tulips for you all to share :)


I thought I would also share some early signs of Spring with you, for we have surely waited long enough.  These photos were taken in the garden yesterday.  This time last week, the garden was still looking quite sad, but just look what a spell of warm, sunny weather has done.  It's as if all the little plants are now vying with each other to put on the best show.  I'm sure that they are pleased to feel the warmth of the sun as well.  I look after Ruby on Thursdays, and we actually spent all day outside.  It was wonderful. She absolutely loves it out in the caravan.  I am so pleased that I bought it (completely on a whim!).  It just makes me feel happy, as soon as I step inside it.

Here's Miss Ruby, in the greenhouse, pretending that she is in her fairy castle.  I tell you, she has such a good imagination!

I don't know whether or not you have heard of Hot Cross Buns in your little corner of the world, but I just love them, especially served warm with Devon Clotted Cream.  (Yum!).  They used to be for sale only at Easter time, but  in recent years, you can virtually buy them all year round.  Anyway, I was in the supermarket this morning, and look what I found !

Double chocolate Hot Cross Buns!  I ask you - is nothing sacred?!  I did hover over them for a few minutes , but, in the end, I decided to resist.  No one loves chocolate more than I do, but this just didn't seem quite right somehow :(

So then little bloggies, the weekend is almost upon us once again.  Whatever you're doing, I hope that you will manage to have some fun and relaxation.  Me? If this glorious weather holds up, you will find me working in the garden.  Pop in for a cup of tea - I would love to see you!

Wkend quote

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sunday Snaps ....

Alison, Elijah and Ruby on Plymouth Hoe

Gosh, how long has it been since I did a Sunday Snaps post? Quite a while, so I thought I would surprise you today. 

 I hope you enjoy the photos and, once again,  I have to apologize to my Facebook friends, who will have seen these before. 

Yay! Able to get out in the garden again, although we had to wear our wellies, because it is still pretty wet under foot.
Lovely to be in the caravan again, and I'm pleased to say that it survived all the storms and torrential rain.

Galleries Layfayette is a wonderful place for some retail therapy.
The Mayoral Offices in Maison lafitte where the family live, just on the outskirts of Paris
Day out with the munchkins during their half term break

Lunch with daughter and son in law for his birthday
Emma and Alfred

Notre Dame
Daughter No 1 and Granddaughter No 1!
Love how this man looks after me! 

Three Generations.

Well dear bloggy friends, it's always lovely to be here with you, and I'm sure we will see each other again soon.  Take care until then.  Meanwhile ...

Happy Sunday