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Sunday 7 October 2012

Sunday Snaps!

Here we are again little bloggy friends. It's that time of the week again when I try to look out some more photographs for my Sunday Snaps! feature.

I must say that my blog seems to be looking quite pink at the moment! Is it a bit too much for you?  If so I will try to do something different with it.

My facebook friends have seen this one recently, but I thought it worth putting it on here so that my bloggy friends can see it.  It was so good to actually catch a photo of Eli and Ruby together.

Whilst I am thinking about the little ones, I have noticed that during the childrens' programmes, all the adverts are really coming into play now about toys for Christmas.  Whereas a couple of months ago, Eli was saying "could I have that for my birthday, grandma".  He is now saying "could I have that for Christmas please, grandma".

Am I the only one that thinks these adverts are totally misleading to the little ones?  If they have a dragon castle for example, it will show the dragons leaping around and breathing fire.  Now we all know that the actual toy does NOT move and does NOT breath fire.   Most of the toys are shown to be doing something really exciting, whereas in real life, that just does not happen.  I keep trying to explain that to Eli, because I think they are going to be so disappointed when they open the box and the things just lie there!!  I just think it's all a bit of a con.

granddaughter number 1

Anyone else like Scoobydoo and Shaggy?!  My two daughters used to love it, and granddaughter number l.  Now the two little ones love this show as well.

I hope that you are all taking care of yourselves and keeping well.  If there are any of you not feeling quite so good at the moment, I'm sending loving thoughts your way.


Facing 50 officially invites you to the launch party for Surfing in Stilettos. Heels essential and a sense of fun imperative.

"He who laughs...lasts!"

My 'older' Followers will remember last year's launch party of Mini Skirts & Laughter Lines, which was written by my very funny blogging friend, Carol E. Wyer (facing50withhumour) - it really was an excellent party, and I don't think Carol has got the wine stains out of her carpet to this day.  

Anyway, tomorrow (Monday) will see the release of her second novel, "Surfing in Stilettos" and she is having more fun and games over at her place to celebrate.  Prizes galore, and lots of fun.  Don't be square - be there!  I shall certainly be scrabbling around at the back of my wardrobe for my tiara.

Hope to see you all again soon.


Claudia Moser said...

Love the pictures :) have a lovely Sunday!

Linda O'Connell said...

Grandchildren make the world go around! Thanks for sharing.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme! Glad to see you're in the pink today. This is another wonderful batch of family pictures you've posted. It's nice to see brother and sister hugging so sweetly. I studied advertising at university and worked in the field for many years. I am aware of all the tricks and loopholes advertisers have used over the years to make products seem more attractive or exciting than they really are. These include adding colored marbles to bowls of vegetable soup, using rubber meat and cheese patties in burger commercials, even embedding subliminal signals, commands and imagery in print ads. Nowhere is the trickery more rampant than in adverts targeting children.

I can't wait to see you crowned the first annual Stiletto Queen! (LOL) Happy Sunday to you, dear friend Thisisme!

Jan said...

Grandchildren are definitely one of Life's greatest rewards. You have an abundance of blessings! Happy Sunday, Jan

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Diane,

Look at all that long blonde hair on Eli's head! I remember when I used to have the same colour and style of hair!

orchid0324 said...

Dearest Diane,
Wow, how lovely to see your Eli and Ruby so close as brother and sister♡♡♡ I thought I remember my late bro always teased me, haha.
Oh, I could see your concern for the excessive advertisement. Children learn from TV quickly, aren't they(^^;) We didn't know the toys until we see at the shop when we were young...
Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Kerrie said...

Hello Diane, I'm so silly. I just realised that I mistakenly
commented on the post below, but it was meant to be here for this one.

So I'll leave a little note here about the one below. Clear as mud?

Beautiful images on Good Thoughts! I especially liked the one about Karma. It's so true.

Take care. Love 'n Hugs, Kerrie

Suzanne said...

Hi Thisisme! Love all of your photos, your granddaughter has the most beautiful smile and gorgeous hair!

You're right about the toys, and, sometimes the children do realize after they've been shafted on them a time or two, to stay away from the supposed bells and whistles. We try to buy items that are a bit more educational for our little Shawn, and he appreciates them too. Cars and trucks are always there for him to fall back on. Then, you know, there's always 'dirt' outside, lol!

Love your post this morning, I'm getting a bit of a late start, it's rather cool here today, YaY! See you soon, my friend!♥

Chatty Crone said...

I spent hours and hours and hours of my life watching Scooby Doo!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi, I loved the pictures of your grandchildren and, yes, I feel the same about the misleading adverts! I'd just love to come to the party!! Haven't partied for a while! Joan

Shelly said...

Lovely, gorgeous pics, my friend! And I am with you about those false ads- wish there were stricter controls on them.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lovely photos of your lovely family Diane.

Bet you are counting the days
now as your holiday draws nearer.

Lucky you, sunshine


Anonymous said...

I am with you about those False ads.

Lovely photos, lovely grandchildren.

Oh your a cutie too Diane.

We do get brave once in awhile for photo time for us.

Show and tell.