Thursday, December 26, 2013

Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time :)

It is always good to cherish whatever moments you can get to spend with your parents/loved ones. This year I had a stress free Christmas. I had a lovely quiet Christmas. It was a typically traditional family Christmas time spent with my folk in Stamford. There were just the three of us, however it was lovely to spend time just reminiscing together, watching the Queens Christmas speech together, watching TV and to eat a traditional Christmas dinner with all of the trimmings.  I really loved my Christmas day this year. :)

I would like to thank my family members for inviting me over and I loved every minute of our time spent together. It was very special and I love you both. :)

As always, I missed having the girls with me on Christmas day, however we chatted together and they will be spending some of the Christmas week with me very soon. I very much look forward to it. :)

It was nice to pop out and see a friend on Christmas morning. We ate Croissants and drank coffee together before I had to dart off to Stamford. It's always good to see friends too at Christmas time. :)

Later on this week I'm looking forward to going to the Pantomime to watch 'Beauty and the Beast.' I can't wait! "He's behind you" ;)

I hope to celebrate the New Year in style. I am so looking forward to it.  :)

Although I have been at work during some of the Christmas period, it has still been lovely and I am enjoy the relaxing festive holidays in between. :)

I would like to thank all of those folk who I've spent time with over the past year.  It's been a hoot!!!! Thanks for the sweet and thoughtful presents. :)

I'd like to wish you all a very safe and Happy Christmas.....and a very Happy New Year too. Here's hoping 2014 brings us all a lot of joy, continued good health and some more treasured memories.  :)

Merry Christmas :) 

Love


SmileyRoseFrances x


To all of my loved ones :) This sums up the way I feel when I spend time with those I love.  "We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish in this remarkable ride. Thinks Domnall Gleeson sounds remarkably like Hugh Grant. ;)

CLICK HERE!!! "How Long Will I Love You" by Ellie Goulding :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

"Walking with Dinosaurs" in 3D

I went to the Showcase Cinema this evening to watch "Walking with Dinosaurs" in 3D.  LOL I suppose in comparison to my youngest daughter, I may seem like a dinosaur to her... and yes we've been on plenty of walks over the years. ;)

I loved the the film. It told the story of  a pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi. :)  Patchi falls in love with Juniper who the same species as he is, only a different herd. He manages to prove how worthy he is of becoming head of the herd. :)

I won't become complete spoiler, however I really loved the film even though it is a film probably aimed at the children.  It's definitely a film to go and watch this Christmas.  :)

 SmileyRoseFrances x

Monday, December 16, 2013

"Frozen" - At Shepreth Wildlife Park :)

I have spent the most perfect day with my daughter Lauren. :)

We began our day by visiting Shepreth Wildlife Park.  What a fabulous place it was too. :)

There were a number of enclosures with almost every animal you can think off.  Lauren was most surprised when we visited the Wildlife Park today. I thought it would be a good idea to surprise her because she has recently been working and studying so hard. Our favourite animals of the day were the Tigers "Rooooooar" ;)

Afterwards we both decided to go to the Cineworld cinema to watch "Frozen."  It is a Disney film based on the classic film "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Anderson. The film tells the story of Princess of Arendelle. She has the ability to create ice and snow. On the night of her Coronation she becomes annoyed at her sister for wanting to marry a man she had only just met!  She turns the land of Arendelle into eternal winter. She flees when her magic is exposed to the guests and they accuse her of witchcraft. She builds herself a little ice Palace on a hilltop. Her sister is concerned for her safety therefore she tries to help her by venturing off to seek her.

During her travels she meets Kristoff and his reindeer. She meets up with an old snowman acquaintance named Olaf and they all set off to help seek her sister.  :)

When they eventually reach her sister she refuses to go back and end the winter. It leads them both to argue again. She strikes her in the heart with her powers and only 'The Act of True Love' can release her and stop her from freezing. 

During a crucial moment of life and death she manages to save her sister's life by standing in the way of an arrow however she freezes and it seems far too late to save her.  Her sister grieves and it is realized that the "Act of True Love" is shown when her sister sacrificed her own life in order to save her sister.

I won't spoil the film any further.

It's a great film and you should go and watch it.  :)

Hmm wonders if my sister can thaw me. I'm looking for the act of "True Love" ;)


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Daughter Lauren and I meeting Santa Clause. :)




















































The crocodile featured in the Johnny Depp film 'Finding Neverland' :)













































































































































































































 






















 















 




























 




























 
 



































































 






















 










































































SmileyRoseFrances x

Saturday, December 14, 2013

"Two Weeks Notice"

I have just watched the film "Two Weeks Notice" on the television.  Goodness knows how many times I have watched the film, however it is one of my favourite Romantic Comedy. :)

The 2002 film stars Hugh Grant  who plays an immature billionaire named George and Sandra Bullock plays who the part of a lawyer named Lucy.

Lucy tries to stop the demolition of a community centre,  however George promises to save it if she went to work with his company.

Lucy goes to work for George, however she finds that it's all too much hard work. He requires her to be at his beck and call until eventually she decides to resign from her job.

George isn't happy at her decision to leave the company so he tries to prevent her getting another job.

Eventually she resigns and gives George two weeks notice. She manages to find a good replacement and George is very happy.  He becomes flirtacious with his new colleague and Lucy finds herself becoming a little jealous because she ends up falling in love George.

She goes off to work for a Legal Aid company, however George seeks her only to surprise her with his new speech and how he has a change of heart and he decides to support her causes.

She's delighted and the film ends with him proposing by him telling her that when they marry they may have to share a helicopter with another family because he will be slightly poorer. ;)

There were a number of funny scenes in the film ie., rushing to a camper trailer to use the loo during a busy traffic queue. LOL I can associate with something similar in the past, both of my daughters thought it hilariously funny. :)

I love the film :)

SmileyRoseFrances x

My Christmas Wishes

As I sit down to write my Christmas cards this Christmas 2014, I would just like to take a short moment to think about all of our friends and family/loved ones who are no longer with us. It's a time to sit back and reflect on past years and to remember all of those special folk who brought so much joy to our lives. They may not be with us anymore but it's OK to take a moment in our busy lives to just think about them all.

I'm wishing each and all of my friends and family members a joyous Christmas and I am hoping they all have a good New Year/2014. 

I am thinking about both of my daughters Catherine and Lauren who have both brought so much joy to my life. I don't know where all of the years have gone. They say time flies when you're having fun, however I don't want them to fly by too quickly and I want to cherish my moments with those I love for much longer. :)

My thoughts are with my Father this Christmas time. It has been a good year for my Father who has made a very good recovery since being very ill. I try to visit him at least once a week. It's always a pleasure to catch up with my close family members living in Stamford, both of them. :)

I'm thinking about my Mum and I'd like to thank my Mum for spending some valuable time with me this past year. It's been lovely. :)

I have not seen an awful lot of my brothers and sisters/their families this past year but it's always nice to hear what they are all getting up to.

To all of my friends whom I've socialized with/hugged in the past year....it's been a pleasure catching up with you all.

To Rosie my Cockatiel....Wishing you a happy tweet Christmas. ;)

To all of my social networking friends/those who I follow on Twitter,  to those I am connected to on Linkedin... to my favourite work colleagues and finally to my neighbours.... I'm wishing you all a very Happy Christmas. :) 

To all of my other friends and family members whom I've not heard off in the past year but who have thought to send me a Christmas greeting card....I am hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas.

To all of the elderly folk I have known over the past years. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas too.

Wishing each and everyone of you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Much Love

Click Here  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  
SmileyRoseFrances x

Sunday, December 08, 2013

"Getaway"

A Slight Spoiler

I went to the Showcase Cinema this evening to watch the film "Getaway."  The film starred Ethan Hawkes, Selena Gomez and Jon Vought.  It was an action packed thriller with plenty of high speed car chases which result in a number of police cars being written off. Ethan Hawkes plays the part of an ex racing driver who tries to save the life of his wife.

The story: There's a kidnapping and then a race again time to free the hostage. There is the blowing up of a power station and a City left in complete darkness whilst the Kidnappers plot a major crime.  Ethan Hawkes is given a set of instructions by the kidnappers voice and he's told to follow the instructions precisely in order to free the hostage.

He's asked to steal a specially customised Mustang, his first instruction by the Voice.  The owner of the Mustang tries to steal her own car back after she receives a call telling her where her car is. She assumed the person to be a Policeman, only it was part of the plan concocted by the Kidnapper!  She is part of the plot, however she also assists Ethan Hawkes with his race against time to free the hostage, who is indeed his wife.

The story ends just when you think all is OK! ;)

I really enjoyed the film. One to watch. :)

Soundtrack from film: Jingle Bell Rock :)

SmileyRoseFrances x

Friday, December 06, 2013

Robbie Williams: One Night At The Palladium

Robbie Williams has to be one of the best entertainers in British show business these days. This has to be one of the best entertainment programmes I have watched in recent times. He deserves a SmileyRoseRosette :)

I loved everything about the show. Spot on Robbie!!!! The best of the best!!! :)

I loved the Muppets... and all of his other guests. :)


SmileyRoseFrances x

Thursday, December 05, 2013

RIP Nelson Mandela

South Africa, a country who will be in mourning for many months to come. RIP Nelson Mandela who died today aged 95 years. The former first black President of South Africa finally lost his battle against lung infection, a recurring illness. He guided the country from apartheid to democracy after tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

SmileyRoseFrances x