Tuesday, 29 January 2008

I wish I could....

get over the fear and fly on my own. I so want to go on holiday with my friends in March, but I have to go on a different flight to them.


This post has been prompted by Sally's post If Only.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Women.............

have strengths that amaze men.
They carry children,they carry hardships,
They carry burdens,but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and
laugh when they are nervous.
They bring joy and hope.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.
However if there's one flaw in women, it is that they tend to forget
their worth.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Little Gate.....



I just love this little gate..with a heart cut-out. Came across this on one of my walks in Argegno..Lake Como.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

I have won .....

Thanks to my friend Robin over at My Melange I have won a gift.

Robin did a post about her first blogiversary, we were all invited to a party, and what a party it would be, with all the lovely gifts and food we were taking.

We all had to tell Robin what we would take and then with the Random Number picker a winner was picked.........and it was ME.........:-) :-) Her post today revealed the winner.

A big big Thank you to Robin.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Breaking out!!

This year I need to try and break out of my "comfort zone" stop procrastinating and just "do it". I can feel fear in my stomach as I type this out...and maybe I should read this book. Feel the Fear and do it anyway..will it help???

I really detest this time of year,it is dull, cold , wet, in fact it makes me feel really miserable. Hence I start thinking about how I can change my life, how I can make myself feel happier, more content. What is missing from my life?? How can I feel confident??

I hide away, making less contact with people, but all the time knowing this is wrong, but unable to break free from my feelings.

I believe I have got worse since I hit the menopause...what a dreadful word that is!! Or maybe I have always been like this, and just got worse as I have got older.

January makes me think "oh hubby will start travelling again soon"in fact he starts his travels on the 8th March. And I am left alone for much of another year!!! Oh let me tell you, that is another story!!

I can't be the only woman that feels like this. How do other woman get over the feeling of being inadequate, being lost, not knowing what to do or where to go??

Monday, 14 January 2008

I am..............

a Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Niece, Aunty, Wife, Mother, Nan, Sister-in-law, Daughter-in-law and a Mother-in-law....

And what do you think is the hardest role? Let me tell you, it is the last one. Mother-in-law. Especially if you had only sons. And what are you if they only live together?

Oh yes you have to control your tongue sometimes, for fear of upsetting the apple cart, you have to resist the urge to interfere. Here is a Mother-in-laws Do's and Don'ts.......I should of read this years ago...no wonder I have it all wrong. I should of read the rules!!!!!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha :-)

And here is a set of the other rules, How to be a good Daughter-in-law. I didn't need these, my mother-in-law and I get on brilliantly. :-)

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Whats your Birthdate mean...

Found this over on Grendel-Grendel.


***Your Birthdate: June 11***


Spiritual and thoughtful, you tend to take a step back from the world.
You're very sensitive to what's going on around you, yet you remain calm.
Although you are brilliant, it may take you a while to find your niche.
Your creativity is supreme, but it sometimes makes it hard for you to get things done.

Your strength: Your inner peace

Your weakness: You get stuck in the clouds

Your power color: Emerald

Your power symbol: Leaf

Your power month: November


What Does Your Birth Date Mean? Find out at Blogthings

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Have you a favourite cookery book?


Apples for Jam is a gorgeous cookery book. I love reading it, even if I don;t make anything. Lovely pictures and happy reading. It is a gorgeous book.

Monday, 7 January 2008

A request for Linda.

A lady called Linda has kindly been leaving comments on my blog posts, and when I click on her name, it just brings you to the Blogger:User Profile. If you read this Linda and you have a blog, please can you give me the name. All I know is that you have been blogging since april 2007. You can always email me..hope you get in touch soon :-)

Friday, 4 January 2008

Saw this on Geoff and Sallys ...give it a try!!




What Anne Means



You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most peopleYou also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals


You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Something Else from Sally



Here is a lovely bookmark that Sally made me a few years ago. It is a little worn around the edges now, thats because it has marked lots and lots of books...a very avid reader!!!

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Lovely Present


This is my lovely christmas present from my best friend Sally. Thank you so much..