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


Lynne aka retired nana said...

Shirley some great photos this week. Clivedon looks great! The book you were reading made me laugh!!

knitkath said...

Another week of fantastic photos, well done! I wouldn't fancy cleaning all those windows either. The photo of the stairs if great, makes me feel dizzy!

Beejay said...

Brilliant photos. Loved the thought for the day.

Minty Magic said...

Oh Shirley if I didn't like you so much, I really would hate you!!!! Why are your so photos always so brilliant?

Mary B said...

Shirley you have some fantastic photos here, I especially love the spiral staircase one. makes you giddy looking at it as you feel just as if you are standing at the top looking down. (just seen what Kath has put and no I didn't copy lol)
I love the quotes you find to go with them especially the 'true friend' and the 'power of thought' ones.

malaryush said...

Wonderful photos as always. Wish I'd known you were at Cliveden cos it's only about 15 minutes drive from me. We've spent many lazy afternoons in the gardens there :)

Paula said...

Great Photos Shirley, you and Kay obviously have a lot of fun together!!

Jo Power said...

Wonderful photos and a great blog.

Kay said...

Shirley great again hun, and I actually love that smilely one of me!

Louby said...

Just to say Hello and thanks for your blog. I love to read all the little quotes you collect on here and your photos are great. I do visit regularly but don't often comment-(tut tut me!)
Louby x