Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Thoughts and Prayers Are With Manchester

My thoughts and prayers are with all of  those killed in the bomb attacks last night and to  their families. #Tears #SoSad































SmileyRoseFrances x

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Taj Mahal :)

Here is a place I would ideally love to visit one day. It is the Taj Mahal, meaning Crown of the Palace. It is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. A truly magnificent building. :)


















SmileyRoseFrances x

Salisbury, Wiltshire Used To Be My Home Town :)

Aww my conversation with work colleagues this lunch time, brought back such happy memories of me spending a fortnight in the Salisbury, Wiltshire hospital. It was back in the late 60's/early 70's. I remember sobbing my heart out when I had to leave the hospital because the staff on the children's ward were so lovely to me. One nurse in particular was very kind to me. ☺

It was also the first time a guy, other than my father, ever told me he loved me.;)  Lol I was 7yrs old at the time, having my tonsils removed and this young boy kept holding my hand to reassure me. He looked after me during my entire stay at the hospital. ☺

I have such fond memories of living in Salisbury. My Father was in the RAF and he was based at RAF Old Sarum and Netherhaven. I attended the Fisherton Anger Primary School.  I also attended Saturday School at the Catholic Church. Father Barry used to pick me up every weekend. My school teacher was lovely, her name was Miss Strudwick. She encouraged all of my class mates to write me a little note, which they all put in a huge sack. It was delivered to me at the hospital. I remember reading every one of those notes. My teacher even sent me a copy of the book we had all been reading in class, "The Unicorn.":)

Aww where have all of the years gone? ☺

SmileyRoseFrances ☺

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Well Done Portugal :)

Well done Portugal for winning the Eurovision song contest. The song has such a pretty tune. It was my favourite to win. I love this ballad.  I hope it is released in English. :)

“AMAR PELOS DOIS” ENGLISH LYRICS / TRANSLATION
If one day someone asks about me
Tell them I lived to love you
Before you, I only existed
Tired and with nothing to give

My dear, listen to my prayers
I beg you to return, to want me again
I know that one can’t love alone
Maybe slowly you might learn again

My dear, listen to my prayers
I beg you to return, to want me again
I know that one can’t love alone
Maybe slowly you might learn again

If your heart doesn’t wish to give in
Not to feel passion, not to suffer
Without making plans of what will come after
My heart can love for the both of us


SmileyRoseFrances x

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Miss You Dad x

Today will be a very difficult day for me to get through. The 3rd May would have been my Father's birthday. Thinking of you Dad. x












































SmileyRoseFrances x

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy :)

I went to the Showcase De Lux Cinema to watch 'Guardians of the Galaxy - Volume 2' this evening. I really enjoyed watching the film, especially the funny parts. :) It was actioned packed from start to finish. :)

Lol my feet were tapping away to the

I jumped at the chance to go and watch the second installment of this film, this evening.  The film starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Kurt Russel,  Silvester Stallone and David Hasslehoff.

 I won't be a complete spoiler, however it is definitely worth a watch.😀





























I first posted this photo of me, a number of years ago. ;)



























SmileyRoseFrances x

Monday, May 01, 2017

Good Luck Darling xxxx

Good luck to my daughter Lauren tomorrow when she will be sitting her final exams. I love you ((((((((((Hugs))))))))))

Love from Mummy xxx









































SmileyRoseFrances x

Are You Good or Clever?

Are you 'good' or 'clever'? A subject Catherine (my daughter) and I were discussing recently.  ;)

Good and Clever

If all the good people were clever,
  And all clever people were good,
The world would be nicer than ever
  We thought that it possibly could.

But somehow 'tis seldom or never
  The two hit it off as they should,
The good are so harsh to the clever,
  The clever, so rude to the good!

So friends, let it be our endeavour
  To make each by each understood;
For few can be good, like the clever,
  Or clever, so well as the good.

by Elizabeth Wordsworth


SmileyRoseFrances x