Monday, 27 October 2008

27th October
"The darling buds of May"
- An appreciation of what is fresh and new.

This is my darling bud, you will have seen her blossoming on my blog a lot this year.
“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility”
~ Kate Douglas Wiggin
26th October
"Best bib and tucker"
- best clothes.

I have not had too many occasions recently for my “best bib and tucker” but hopefully there will be more soon.
Here I am as a blonde and a size 8.
I still have the dress as I am ever hopeful!!!!!

A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.
~James H. Boren
25th October
"Bats in the belfry"
crazy, eccentric!

I am not the only crazy member of the family!
Sue, Abbie and some friends are going to be doing the Santa run again this year for Helen and Douglas House. Colin and I are bowing out gracefully this year.

“My friends and I are crazy. That's the only thing that keeps us sane.”
Matt Schucker
24th October
"upsy daisy"
An exclamation made when encouraging a child to get up after a fall or when lifting a child into the air.
I don’t think Colin was up for lifting me up today!
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
Booker T. Washington
23rd October
"The bees knees"
Excellent - the highest quality.
I try to obtain high quality in my photo:
One of my shots of the “bees knees.”
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
22nd October
"Think outside the box" -
Think creatively, unimpeded by orthodox or conventional constraints.
I just love editing in photoshop and had fun doing today's prompt.
When you think outside the box, the box goes away.
~ unknown
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
~ Terry Prachett
21st October
This week we will look at phrases and sayings, for inspiration.
"An Englishmans home is his castle" -
The English dictum that a man's home is his refuge/ his home.
I certainly live in a village of contrasting house styles!!!
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”
~ unknown

Monday, 20 October 2008

20th October
“There's a side of my personality that goes completely against the East Coast educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl in garages across America...there's a side that wants to wear the pink angora bikini!”
~ Mira Sorivona - American actress
Do you have a side of you personality that wishes to be a little more daring or eccentric?
I always find a pile of leaves hard to resist jumping into. With very little persuading friends sometimes join in too!
“Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
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19th October
"Tickled Pink " - to be delighted.
Abbie always delights me.
“To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness.”
~ Joseph Priestley
18th October
"In the pink" Means: in perfect condition, especially of health.
After the year I have had it is now great to be getting back in the pink and so I have plenty to smile about.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~ Irish Proverb
17th October
"I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing pink"
~ Emma Bunton
I just love to wear pink too.
Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.
~ Connie Stevens
16th October
“Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose, From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.”
~ Susan Coolidge
Even with autumn now officially here the rosebuds are still opening up.
Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.
~ Andrew Marvell
15th October
“The very pink of perfection.”
~ Oliver Goldsmith
These boots have perfect symmetry !
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
~ Rene Descartes
14th October
Anna’s prompt for the day:
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am personally going through my own journey this month, of ups and downs, hospital visits and call backs. I believe we are all woman doing this challenge so I thought it very appropriate to use our 365 prompts to "think pink".It seems like I pre-empted Anna this month as this week we are going to "think pink".
So here is another week of me "thinking pink".
“Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone's eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too”.
Do you have a pink word?
Gentleness is a word that evokes nice pink feelings for me.
“A profusion of pink roses being ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.”
~ William Carlos Williams

Monday, 13 October 2008

Anna as brought back some long lost memories for me this week, using cockney rhyming slang as prompts. I was born in the East end of London within the sound of Bow Bells so I am a true cockney. However, I have lost my cockney accent, well all except for one little foible which is that sometimes I have been known to “drop my H’s” when I speak especially if I have had a glass or 2 of wine. Much to the amusement of all who are in earshot!
13th October
"all right me old china"
China Plate – mate This mate is always willing to help me out.
Here she is doing her best to help me with the ‘apple and pears’ quote.
Sorry Kay, I forgot I had already got a shot for that!!!
Put it down to a ‘Senior moment’.
A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.
~Author Unknown
12th October
"Use yer loaf!"
Loaf of bread = Head Sometimes two heads are better than one when it comes to solving problems
“Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out.”
~ Sir Girad
11th October
"Plates of meat" - "Me plates are killin' me!"
translated as "feet" There is nothing quite like soaking my feet after a day out walking.
“Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.”
~ African Proverb
10th October
"Trouble and Strife"
referred to when talking about "The Wife" Here I am revising!!!!
A perfect wife is one who doesn't expect a perfect husband.
~ Author Unknown
9th October
"Lets have a good cup o rosie lee"
Rosie Lee translated is a Cup of Tea, very British! We do not drink out of dainty teacups very often these days. This set are the only survivors from my aunt's wedding present over 70 years ago.
They mean so much to me, therefore are used rarely.
Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown
8th October
For our 365er's across the pond.
Cockney rhyming slang is not a language but a collection of phrases used by Cockneys and other Londoners. Rhyming Slang phrases are derived from taking an expression which rhymes with a word and then using that expression instead of the word.
"A penny for your thoughts"
This idiom is used as a way of asking someone what they are thinking about. Here is just one of my thoughts for today.
“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
~ Peace Pilgrim
7th October
This week we are going to have fun with some Cockney Slang!
"Apples and Pears - Stairs" There were a lot of stairs here and no lift.
One way to get fit.
A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.
Maynard J. Keenan

Monday, 6 October 2008

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM)I have decided to make my first week's photos along the lines of ‘Think Pink.’
The purpose of of BCAM is to raise awareness of breast cancer, encourage women to be breast aware and is a crucial fundraising opportunity for charities, such as Breast Cancer Campaign. The money the Campaign generates during the month funds innovative, world-class breast cancer research throughout the UK.

6th October
I just love bright PINK and sparkly.

There's a bright spot in every dark cloud.
~ Bruce Beresford
5th October
Relaxing with family and friends is a crucial part of my life.
“The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.”
~ Sydney J. Harris
4th October
Reflecting over my past 9 months this year, it is obviously a year I would not wish to repeat and one I am pleased to have survived!
“Friends are the mirror reflecting the truth of who we are”
~ Unknown
3rd October
Something I try to do often but not always with both ears!!!!
“It is better to listen in order to understand than to listen in order to reply”
~ Unknown
2nd October
I cherish the momory of a very special Aunt who after a long battle died of Breast Cancer in 1961. Luckily through research and much more breast awareness, the detection and treatment is much better and more successful today than then.

“Time is a companion who reminds us to cherish every moment because it will never come again .”
~ Unknown
1st October
Holding a pair of scissors in one hand and some lovely pattern paper in another is pure joy.
“To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you”
~ Tony Dorsett
30th September
I have people who ‘care’ around me so I am truly blessed.
“Friends are God's way of taking care of us”
~ Unknown