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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I'm Going To Shine Anyway! :)

It was a summer's day here yesterday. Wow! That was a surprise, seeing it was the 26th June! Today  my friends,  it is back to normal and we have dark and dreary again! BUT - I woke up this morning and decided that, even though the sun wasn't out, I was going to shine anyway!! Sounds like a good idea, dont you think?!

My two daughters and a group of their friends had a super weekend in Brighton, to celebrate daughter number 1's birthday, so we were looking after my eldest granddaughter and little Alfred! On Saturday we went to see Pirates of the Caribbean 4.  Now I had mixed feelings about this, because the reviews hadn't been good and it was said that Johnny Depp only agreed to make the film because Disney were to  pay him five million dollars!  I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the sequences with the mermaids were amazing. 
Johnny Depp with Penelope Cruz

Yesterday, it was a glorious day, so we headed off to a local seaside resort, as my granddaughter said that she had never played Crazy Golf before!  We had a super time together.  She really is such good company and, for some strange reason, seems to think that I'm really funny and is always falling about laughing!

We then went to have a little mooch around the shops, which teenagers love (alright then, I do as well!) and finished off in a Costa coffee shop, where I had a raspberry and white chocolate muffin - yum yum - whilst the granddaughter tucked into a chocolate mousse.

I have some news today, in that, on Thursday, I will be writing my first guest post. Eeeek!  My bloggy friend, Kristina from A Perfect Dose of Life, is in the throes of moving at the moment, so she asked me if I would be one of her guest bloggers.  "Of course", I said.  Then that feeling of dread kicks in, when you wonder what you have let yourself in for.

Anyway, I do hope that you will pop along to Kristina's Blog on the 30th and give me a little support!! 


Duncan D. Horne said...

Crazy golf is so good. My grandma used to take us to play crazy golf in Brighton and Skegness! They were always great times!

Duncan In Kuantan

Claudia Moser said...

A great adventure for the whole family :) And for sure I will support you, as always dear friend!

Bethe77 said...

I have been wanting to see the new Pirates movies. Glad to ehar you enjoyed. A day at the mini golf course sounds like fun with your granddaughter. Infact your whole day sopunded like so much fun! I can hardly wait for more time with the grands in a few weeks.
A guest bloggie writer how exciting! Congrats!

Sush said...

Can't wait to see your guest spot...I'm sure it will be wonderful!
Happy times with beautiful grandchild number one...loved the spree!

Hope the sun comes out today...

lyndylou said...

I've never played crazy golf before either. Sounds like fun times :)

Thisisme. said...

Duncan - great times indeed! Hopefully my granddaughter will hold on to the memories as you have.

Claudia - Thank you Claudia. It was fun and I do appreciate how you always support my little blog!

Bethe - Spending times with the grandchildren are the best of days I think. I could each one as a special blessing, and realize just how lucky I am!

Sush - yes, it was a lovely day, and she makes is so much fun!

lyndylou - you must have a go at Crazy Golf with Holly and her dippy friend preferably. I know you would have a fun time!

Shady Del Knight said...

Dear Thisisme (or Gawgus or whoever I'm actually writing to, LOL)- You know that I'll be there for you on Kristina's blog. I look forward to reading your guest post. It's so nice of you to look after your granddaughter and Alfred. Question: Did Alfred enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean? (LOL) Does he fancy Penelope Cruz? (LOL) I wish I knew how to improve your dreary weather. I am delighted to report that our weather has turned dreary which is a big improvement. We're getting desperately needed rain and the clouds cool down the temperature (into the 80s).

Odie Langley said...

This was such a refreshing post my sweet friend. It is always a pleasure to see the smiling face of your oldest grandaughter having fun with her girlfriend/grandma. I must say that you were looking mighty fine that day my dear. Have a great rest of the week. Don't forget Shady is surely looking for pictures of Alfred.

Thisisme. said...

Shady - Hi dear friend. Yes, it's the real me. Not someone pretending to be me! LOL! They wouldn't let Alfred into the cinema, as they said that he didn't look old enough!!! I'm glad that you're getting cooler temperatures and the much needed rain. It must be such a relief!! Take care.

Odie - You say the sweetest things!!! Yes, I must remember to take some photos of Alfred for our dear friend Shady! Hope you are all well over there and that Linda is getting much better.

Linda O'Connell said...

Sounds like a good day, a great outlook. You will do fine on your guest post. Can't wait.

Thisisme. said...

Linda - hi there. Yes, it was a lovely day out that we had! Thanks for popping over.

kneesandpaws said...

I'm over here dying to have a bite of that muffin and also the mousse. What a great way to spend an afternoon with your sweet Granddaughter. I once had my daughter make a list of silly things that teenagers spend money on. We found out that adults have a lot in common with our teens because we like to spend our funds on similar putt putt golf and flavored drinks, and also things from little shops! So your post today proves that our experiment was right! Also on the list was tattoos...which I see that you did not get!

SkippyMom said...

Wish the gloom would go - your lil' trip looks like such fun!

Lavi said...

I'm glad you had fun and good luck on your guest blog post! I'm sure you'll do fine, don't worry about it.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Question Dear... How do you keep that cute little figure, and eat goodies like that?!?!?!?!?

Only now and then, perhaps? :-)

Please say so, even if you can eat 'em all the time. Make me feel better. -giggles-


Chatty Crone said...

You did have a nice day - did crazy golf make you go crazy?

I saw the new movie and I thought it was much better than the last.

Did you wait to see all the credit - they had a surprise at the very end!

orchid said...

I'm happy you enjoyed splendid time with your granddaughter. Well, I never knew crazy golf, but I can see you are really enjoying your time in the picture!!!
Can't wait to see your guest spot, as well.
Thanks for the lovely post♡♡♡

Hugs, xoxo Orchid.

Carol Wyer said...

No wonder you are so youthful- look at what you get up to?
Of course I'll support you and congrats on being asked.You'll do a grand job m'dear.

I'm not coming up as facing 50 any more - grrr I put it down to the ew website I launched for my book. - look at me with my own dot com page!
Anyway it is I facing 50 here- very glad to be back in the mix at last.
ps Do you think I could get Hubby to take me to see Pirates of the Caribbean4?

Thisisme. said...

kneesandpaws - I think that list was spot on then! Oh! I already have two tattoos by the way!!

SkippyMom - yes, I wish the gloom would go as well, although the sun has been shining today. Yay! And I've got a garden party here this evening with my ladies' group, so we could be lucky again!!

Lavi - well, I hope the guest post will be okay. I really don't want to lose all Kristina's followers! Hee Hee!

Aunt Amelia's Attick - if you could see what I eat every day, you would probably have a fit. I am always hungry. I am SO lucky that I can eat what I like. It drives all my friends mad!! Hee Hee!!

Chatty Crone - I'm crazy enough already. I didn't need the golf to do that! LOL! Yes, I thought the film was great, but, NO, I didn't see the very end, so missed the surprise :(

Orchid - Hi there my little Japanese friend. Thank you for your very nice comment and for always popping by.

Carol Wyer - I'm sorry, but do I know you. Don't think I've had a Carol Wyer here before. Eeeek! Look at you indeed with your own .com page. I will of course, have to go in and have a peek. Give it another month, and you won't be bothering with us little plebs!!! You'll be mixing with the glitterati!! I can imagine that you're on a real high right now, and rightly so. xx It's lovely to have you back by the way. I really enjoyed the film. Hubby will probably just enjoy looking at Penelope Cruz!!

becca said...

YUM to the coffee and mffin.

how fun was crazy golf.

Little man and i loved the fourth pirate movie and well i do have a little obession with johnny depp...okay okay a big obession with him.

and as for the guest post you will do wonderfully with iit. you have my total support and i will be there to read it and cheer you on.

Everyday Life

Thisisme. said...

Becca- hi! Yes, the muffin was scrummy and I know exactly what you mean about Johnny Depp! He's almost as scrummy as the muffin! Hee Hee!

rainbow said...

Looks like you all had a great time. I know time with my GRANDsons is the best time of my life. Thanks for reminding me about Put-Put Golf we will have to go this weekend. See you at your guest post. I KNOW IT WILL BE GREAT. HAVE AN ENJOYABLE WEEKEND AND BLESSED SUNDAY.

rainbow said...

I forgot to tell you, we got 1/2" of rain this morning to go with our 111 and 113 temp this weekend. The record high in the last 130 years of records was 108 and we have toped that 3 times this week. So much for the 1/2" rain. OH WELL SEND US SOME MORE THIS WAY. THANKS

Belle said...

I've never heard of Crazy Golf. It sounds like fun. It is fun to do things with the grandkids. I'm glad to hear the Pirate's movie is good. I didn't like the last two. Too violent. It is exciting you are a guest blooger! I'll pop over to read.

Thisisme. said...

Rainbow - we are, indeed, so blessed with our grandchildren and this really is the happiest of times! I can't believe those temperatures you ate having my friend. I don't think I could cope with that! I hope it cools and that you get some much needed rain very soon!

Belle - crazy golf is fun! I notice that several of my American friends are calling it Put-Put golf! Like you, I find such pleasure in spending times with the grandchildren.

Retired English Teacher said...

You certainly know how to top off a perfect day with your granddaughter. It all looked like great fun and the chocolate treats made me wish I could visit the Costa coffee shop.

Donna B said...

Is Crazy Golf the same as Miniature Golf? Never heard of it. I love the Pirate movies with Johnny Depp. The special effects are always amazing... I hope to see it when my back gets better.

I was so touched by your post on your daughter's birthday...the pic of you and her when she was so small and then together when she is a grown woman.

I miss talking with you...but have literally been flat on my back sleeping off this miserable back of mine!

Thisisme. said...

Retired English Teacher - we certainly had a super day and, yes, it was a good way to end the day with the coffee and scrumptious muffin!

Donna - I'm so sorry to hear about the problems with your back again. I do hope that things are getting a bit easier for you. It's really miserable when that happens. Thank you for your lovely comments today, and I've missed you too!

Becca's Dirt said...

Gotta love those sweet granddaughters. I know you enjoyed your time together.

flowers on my table said...

You certainly did shine, you look great playing crazy golf. Glad you had a lovely time together. Love Linda x