Monday, November 28, 2011

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

I saw Santa At Queensgate today.....and I think he saw me too.  ;)















Santa waved to me. :)

















Santa has to dig deep into his sack.:)





















































For my daughters, For the rest of my Family and For all of my friends.... "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland



SmileyRose x

SmileyRose Out-And-About In Peterborough Today

I took some lovely photographs today whilst I was out in the centre of Peterborough. I dropped by the Cathedral to sit for a while.
















































































































SmileyRose x

Sunday, November 27, 2011

In Memory Of A Very Special Friend

A very special friend died a couple of years ago. She was special because I shared a number of good memories with her. She was a Mother and a Wife and she was taken away from them when she was still relatively young. I'd like to spend a moment, especially at this time of year to remember her and to think about her family.

My most special memory of this friend is the day she hugged me and we cried together. I was deeply sadened because she was leaving the area to go and live elsewhere. We kept in touch by writing to eachother regularly. She was always the first to send me a Christmas card.

This post is dedicated to her because she was a very special friend and she is sadly missed. x

This is also a good time to think about all of the family and friends who have passed away in recent years. They're all sadly missed by me. xx

Frances Napper (SmileyRose) x

A Special Thought For A Lovely Family

Thinking about someone who was very special and his family today.


 My thoughts are ever with you

Though you have passed away.

And those who loved you dearly

... Are thinking of you today.


With love from

Frances Napper (SmileyRose) xxx

"The Prayer"

This is one of my favourite songs. I like this version of the song....and I have enjoyed listening to it by many other artists also over the years. 

I watched Russell 'The Voice' Watson's show this evening....it was awesome. :)




SmileyRose x

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Whilst Shopping At Harrods.....

A friend sent me this joke today. :)

A lady walks into Harrods. She looks around, spots a diamond bracelet and she walks over to inspect it.

As she bends over to look more closely, she f*rts.

Very embarrassed, she looks around nervously to see if anyone noticed her little woops, and prays that a sales person was not anywhere nearby.

As she turns around, her worst nightmare materialises in the form of a salesman standing right behind her. Good looking as well! ;)

As cool as a cucumber, he displays all of the qualities one would expect of a professional in a store like Harrods.

He politely greets the lady with "Good Day Madame. How may we help you?"

Blushing and uncomfortable, but still hoping that the salesman somehow missed her little 'incident' she asks, "Sir, what is the price of this lovely bracelet?"

He answers, "Madam - if you f*arted just looking at it you are going to poop yourself when I tell you the price.;)


SmileyRose x

"War Is Over"

I'm listening to "War Is Over" by John Lennon

SmileyRose x

Eww Sex Education At School

The topic today: Sex education within schools.

I really believe that there is a time and a place for everything. Children really do not need to be taught sex education before their time, mainly because they will learn soon enough once. Certainly not before they begin to have relationships....so why do they need to be taught sex education within the school? The only thing children really need to know is how 'not' to become pregnant before their time. All good things should come to those who wait until the time is right, therefore school children should not even be considering having sex whilst they are still at school. They are more likely to become curious the more it is talked about at school.

Throughout our lives we will always be learning about one thing or the other but one should not begin learning about a subject before they are good and ready to learn it. It's like trying to bake a cake before you've bought all of the ingredients.

Remember, learning is something many of us will do right throughout our lifetime...and the more we learn the better we become. The better we become the more experienced we are...but there are some things which we should not be learning about, not until we are mature enough to understand just what it is we are learning about ie., you can't teach a baby to read and write until they are old enough, certainly not until they have learnt the alphabet first. ;)

SmileyRose x

Can you remember what your first ever teacher was called? Can you remember the names of all of your schools etc?

This is easy. :)

My first ever teacher was named Mrs Cuthbertson. She was a lovely teacher. She chose me to play the Angel Gabriel when I was barely 5yrs old for the school nativity play. I even had a speaking part in the play. :)

All of my schools are as follows:

Minden Barracks Primary School, Malaya
Fisherton Anger Primary School, Salisbury Wiltshire
Cambell Primary School, Cyprus
St John's Secondary School, RAF Episkopi, Cyprus
Uppingham Community College, Uppingham, Rutland
Bedale High, Bedale, North Yorkshire
Exeter C of E School, Stamford, Lincs
New College Stamford, Stamford, Lincs

That's your lot .com. ;)

Would you rather be older or younger?

Not too old...not too young. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

Cute and Cuddly or Skeletons?

Hmmm Does a man really prefer to cuddle skeletons or cute and cuddly?  That is the question? ;)

SmileyRose x

British Woman!

Breaking news: It was recently revealed that British woman are the fattest in Europe! The article also mentions that more than one in five British males are classed as obese as well.

Heck! I've never been obese but I enjoy my food. I'd class myself as curvy but that's far from being obese. I'm British too....so how dare they report such trash. :)

Anyway...doesn't it just go to show that British folk know how to enjoy themselves and they don't let their weight or the way they look if they are overweight worry them too much. It's good to eat healthy but hey ho....so what if you're a little overweight...is it the end of the world? :)



SmileyRose x

I'm A 60's Chic!

I'm a 60's chic and I'm quite proud of this fact. I hope all of you other 60's chics out there are all proud to be the same.

Many of us have all managed to live a good life so far...and long may it continue. :)

I'm going to raise my glass to all of you other 60's chics tonight...purely because you're in the same club as me. ;)

SmileyRose x

"Ah Yes I Remember It Well" :)

I wonder if some of you couples out there remember when you first met?  The first time you laid your eyes on your partner was it love at first site?  

Although I am no longer a couple...I still remember it well so to speak. ;)





SmileyRose x

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Generation Game ;)

A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football game, took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

"You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one!", the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear.

"The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with DSL, BPS, light-speed processing .... and pausing to take another drink of beer.... The Senior took advantage of the break in the student's litany and said, "You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young, so we invented them. Now, you - arrogant little - what are you doing for the next generation?"

SmileyRose x

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Winter Wonderland

My trip to Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London last weekend. I think we can safely say "It's Christmas"  :)




















































































































































































SmileyRose x

Monday, November 21, 2011

Let's Chat About It ;O)




SmileyRose x

Sexy, Laid Back, Independant?....Then Forget About Finding Mr Right!!! :)

I've just been reading a recent DM newspaper article. It suggests that if you are a woman who is sexy, laid back, independent...then some women just AREN'T wife material. *Giggles* I guess that rules me out then. ;) The article goes on to say, women who are growing older as they search for their Mr Right should reconsider finding Mr “Almost Right” instead as it would be better than a single life...? Says who???? :)

Hmm I agree with the article to some extent as I've never really been searching for a Mr Right as such. As far as I am concerned personality plays a huge importance when it comes to finding the right type of guy to have a relationship with. I don't think there is anything wrong with a woman waiting for her 'ideal' type of man to come along and sweep her off her feet. There’s also no harm or shame in being single these days either. I certainly don't think it's called being fussy at all. As far as I am concerned my right kind of guy would have to be accepting of me and my family, without prejudice which is one of the reasons why I have never gone out of my way to chase around after guys. I usually tend to let them do the chasing initially or at least until I learn to trust them. I much prefer to know a man likes me, for just being me. :)

It is important to me to be with someone who is compatible with me, therefore I see no harm in being a little fussy sometimes. :)


SmileyRose x

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Dance With Me Tonight"

by Olly Murs. :)

I like this. :)


SmileyRose x

You have very exotic looks SmileyRose, where do you come from? Where were you born?

I was born in India during the British India era. I came to live in England when I was barely 6 months old because my Mothers family already lived here in the country. I was born in a British hospital and christened at St Patrick's church in India. My parents lived in an Anglo-Indian community. I have Goen (Portuguese Indian) roots and I also have English/Scots roots from both of my parents which I am very proud off. My father was in the RAF and we have lived abroad on a few occasions but I have never visited India since I was a small babe in arms.

Other famous Anglo-Indians to be proud off are: Sir Cliff Richard. We have similar roots so to speak. :)

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What celebrity do you look like?

I don't think I really look like anyone in particular. Someone once told me I had a Catherine Zeta Jones look about me, however I have a darker toned skin that she has. :)

Ask Me Anything, Just As Long As It's Within Reason. :)

SmileyRose

Some of you may not already know this, however SmileyRose is just a persona I made up some years ago. I used to go on an an internet forum (on my own) whilst I was in the middle of studying. I used to mess around on the forum during intervals in my studying and I built up a number of different personas/characters.  It was a little like being an actress.  I had many different characters on this forum. I used to sometimes play the devils advacat and reply as the SmileyRose character, she was the one who was the most like me...but she wasn't me at all really. 

SmileyRose was only an internet persona (a character which I played for fun). There was KissyKat, she was the character who couldn't spell correctly. She was a little silly and naive but she was another of my characters. Goodness! I had so many...perhaps too many to count.  I would log on and off as all of the different characters and I'd reply to my own posts.  There was nobody else involved but me. None of it was serious and it was only me messing around.

SmileyRose was the most like me because she was the photographer, the sweet angelic one who liked films and pop music....someone who is totally unlike me because I'm a bit a vamp sometimes and I have a varied taste in music.  In order to get to know my true character you'd really need to get to know me as a person...and not my internet persona.  She's not totally like me at all.  My American character was hoot. I also had a male character on the forum who was me too. I pretended he was chasing around after SmileyRose only he wasn't real either. His name was 'H' although he would sometimes be a woman when I called him Harriet. It was just me again. I had great fun being all of these folk during my three years of studying. :) 

I did not use any proper names for any of my fake characters so there would be nobody thinking I was trying to clone anyone else either.

Sorry folks. If you think you know me....then sadly you don't know me at all. You can never really get to know someone until you know them in person first which is one of the reasons I prefer to make my Facebook settings private from Friends of Friends.  :)

SmileyRose x

They Are Not Friends At All

I give up!!! Why is it that some of my old friends don't keep in touch with me anymore and they keep sending younger women with the same names to come and befriend me? :) It's becoming a habbit. :) If they don't want to be friends...then it's ok but stop sending folk who are much younger than they are to come befriend me...I don't have anything in common with any of them....and they are definitely NOT friends but only aquantances and I am wondering why these much younger folk so badly want to become my friend when they are not folk I would normally befriend in the first place.

I am more likely to make friends with other folk in the same age group as me...give or take a few years either way. :) This does not of course include old friends of the family/family members as there are young and old friends who I know already (usually old friends/family members and their children from over 10yrs ago). Many of them have been family friends for a number of years.. :)

SmileyRose x

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Children In Need"









Here's hoping the BBC manage to raise lots of money for the Children In Need Appeal tonight. I wish them all the very best of luck xx

Children In Need Song 2011 - Teardrop - The Collective

SmileyRose x

SmileyRose Out And About In Stamford :)

Today I visited the Stamford Market and then the Stamford Art Centre for lunch. It has been some time since I last visited but it's nice to go home from time to time. I grew up in Stamford and I went to school here too. In fact all of my siblings went to school in Stamford and so did my own children attend primary school here for a few years ago also.  I worked in the centre of Stamford for some years...mainly at Emmas (Fashion shop next to Library), The Crown Hotel (as a receptionist) and Dawson of Stamford (as an assistant). Stamford was my home for many years. :)

I later visited my folk who still live in the town. It was good to visit home.  :)


























































Awww this willow tree is about 70yrs old. I used to sit underneath it and read when I was a young girl. I call it 'Old Mother Willow.' :)





















































I ate my baked potato with tuna filling here today...along with a nice cuppa tea afterwards. :)


















































"Green Green Grass Of Home"


SmileyRose x

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Twilight"

Breaking Dawn (Part 1)

I will definitely not be a spoiler here as this is a brand new film....but I'd just like the say GO AND WATCH THE FILM it's brilliant!

Robert Patterson AKA Edward ....you are gorgeous!!!!

I can't wait to watch Part 2.  I want to watch it now!!! :)


SmileyRose x

Bleeding Nuicence!!

How the heck do you get into this packet of plasters... bought at Boots the Chemist????   You'd bleed to death before you've managed to open the packet. They don't make things very easy do they?

Thanks for reminding me Marion. I have been meaning to have a good gripe about this one myself for ages. ;)

SmileyRose x

Desertion!

I feel so sorry for all of those folk who are deserted by their partners. To desert your partner has to be the lowest form of action by anyone. I feel sorry for those who have had a long term marriage/relationship and their partner just ups and goes without any forthcoming warning. I think more should be done to refrain folk from doing this. If someone wants to come out of a marriage then they should go through the proper channels and they should divorce legally...but it is very low to just desert a spouse/partner unless there was proof there had been a violence of any sort, in which case the authorities would be involved/informed in such circumstances. I also disagree that someone should be kicked out of their own home because they're not welcomed in their home any more. If two folk wish to come out of a marriage then they should seperate legally and when one or the other can afford to leave, only then should they part.

It is wrong to desert a partner just because you've had enough of someone likewise is it wrong that someone should be thrown out of their own home because their partner has had enough of them.  If you don't get along why not do it properly by legally seperating first.... and then divorcing. 

SmileyRose x

Thursday, November 17, 2011