Thursday, 30 October 2008

day 304

Day 304
Prompt 304
Capture a morning routine

Oh my fav way to start the morning is easy, off to walk Ollie with my hiking boots or even better these tired but oh so comfy pink Timberlands on. This morning it was Wittenham Clumps and I was thrilled that I conquered the hill in one go for the first time ever, with no pauses for breath. Mind you it was so cold I coughed all the way home as I'd caught my pipes with the cold air. Felt really good though.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

day 302 and 303

Day 303
Prompt 303
Record a daily activity, remember we are doing a "week in our life". Use these questions for your journalling.

One of Dee and my fav days spent out clothes shopping and trying on all sorts of really unusual outfits that we wouldn't even dream of buying. Especially like this one that had a price tag of £349.00!!!
Day 302
We are going to do something different this week. I have loved Ali Edwards idea of a "week in the life" concept. This week lets take snapshots of our week, self portraits of course!, and keep our journaling to a simple bullet list.

Off to play halloween treasure hunts at the garden centre, I thought Dee would be too old but she loved hunting for the pictures and especially claiming her lolly at the end!

Monday, 27 October 2008

day 301

Day 301
Prompt 301
"The darling buds of May"
- An appreciation of what is fresh and new.

Always some new and fresh things to look at here in Kew, the water lily flowers were exceptional in colour and beauty.

Layout 43
Use your photo from day 296, and "think outisde of the box" when designing your layout!

Here's my outside the box, using silvo as a fire starter was certainly a new one and well outside the box for me.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Day 300

Day 300
Prompt 300
"Best bib and tucker"
- best clothes
Show us your posh frocks!

Well this is currently my best bib and tucker as I don't have any going out clothes left that fit. I'll have to sort that out soon, ready for the party season.

LO 41 and LO 42

I've been playing catch up today.

SYD october

Here's my october SYD.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

days 296-299

Day 299
Prompt 299
"Bats in the belfry"
- crazy, eccentric!
Show me your crazy side, LOL

No bats in the belfry here but plenty of Palms in the Palm house, we had a split second decision this morning and headed off for a fab day at Kew Gardens.

Day 298
Prompt 298
"upsy daisy" -
An exclamation made when encouraging a child to get up after a fall or when lifting a child into the air.

I really thought teenagers had grown out of this!

Day 297
Prompt 297
"The bees knees"
- Excellent - the highest quality.

Only the highest quality wet suits could be used to get us in the sea today!

Day 296
Prompt 296
"Think outside the box" -
Think creatively, unimpeded by orthodox or conventional constraints.
I want you to use this "saying" when taking your photo today, think outside the box!

Who say sa fire has to be in a fireplace the children learnt to make fires today on the beach and the most outside the box today was the fact that silvo wadding is the best fire accelerator in the business for getting a damp fire going!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

day 295

Day 295
This week we will look at phrases and sayings, for inspiration.
Prompt 295
"An Englishmans home is his castle" -
The English dictum that a man's home is his refuge/ his home.

My home is a long way away this week, but I'm having fun and did complete the zip wire so yipee for me! This little chap thinks I put the food out for him and has certainly made out gaarden his home I caught him on sunday in a few shots so thought he'd represent me for this prompt.

day 294

Day 294
Prompt 29
“There's a side of my personality that goes completely against the East Coast educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl in garages across America...there's a side that wants to wear the pink angora bikini!”
- Mira Sorivona - American actress
Do you have a side of you personality that wishes to be a little more daring or eccentric?

A little more daring certainly but no in dress this week, this is all about keeping warm and dry but I'm certainly looking forward to having a go at the 65 foot zip wire tomorrow if I get the chance!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

days 291,2,3

Day 293
Prompt 293
"Tickled Pink " - to be delighted

I was certainly tickled pink to recieve this lovely package a flower swap that our team has just completed.

Day 292
Prompt 292
"In the PINK"
means In perfect condition, especially of health.

I'll need to be in the best of health and definately in the pink for tomorrow and the rest of the week, as I'm off with 32 yougsters to Yenworthy for the weeks round of climbing surfing and more!

Day 291
Prompt 291

"I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing pink"
- Emma Bunton

I never tire of wearing my fav pink top!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

day 290

Day 290
Prompt 290
“Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.”

- Susan Coolidge

Ah ha I actually saw the dawn this morning, breaking as I walked the dog, I don't know why I was up so early but hey ho the dog loved it. It wasn't good enough light for a piccy though so it's just me at the end of the day all p.e'd out.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

day 289

Day 289
Prompt 289
“The very pink of perfection.”

- Oliver Goldsmith

This represents the very pink of perfection for me. DH with a friend having fun! Who could ask for more.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

day 288

Day 288
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am personally going through my own journey this month, of ups and downs, hospital visits and call backs. I believe we are all woman doing this challenge so I thought it very appropiate to use our 365 prompts to "think pink".
Prompt 288
“Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone's eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too”

- Gladys Taber

Do you have a pink word?

My pink word is definately sweetheart, I melt when DH cals me that. But hang on it may be Mum as in a certain voice that's the one thet works, oh well it's a toss up between those two. But my fav one to use is darling old but good, I always feel.

Monday, 13 October 2008

day 287

Day 287
Prompt 287
"all right me old china"
China Plate - mate

This is definately my mate!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

day 286

Day 286
Prompt 286
"Use yer loaf!"
Loaf of bread = Head

I use mine too much I think. When it comes to all the different parts of my life, I find I'm increasingly having to rely on notebooks and lists. The only trouble is I'm having to have a different list for each subject and then I make a new notebook because I love them. Then I find I don't know which book I need! Oh the brain is surely failing fast.

day 285

Day 285
Prompt 285
"Plates of meat" - "Me plates are killin' me!"
translated as "feet"

Can't live with them can't live without them. I hate feet! that's why I love my boots so much then I can't see my feet, but just for you here's my feet this morning helping me to do my scrapping.

Friday, 10 October 2008

365 LO 40

Here's my hold LO for LO 40, it's my DD as I loved this piccy.


Here's my day 29 and 30 of LSNED nearly finished.

day 284

Day 284
Promtp 284
"Trouble and Strife"
referred to when talking about "The Wife"

Ooh that'll be me then!!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

day 283

Day 283
Prompt 283
"Lets have a good cup o rosie lee"
Rosie Lee translated is a Cup of Tea, very British!

Here's my version of rosie lee, I don't do tea so it's decaff coffee for me every time, this one was made for me by my DD, wonderful.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

day 282

Day 282
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.
Prompt 282
"A penny for your thoughts"
This idiom is used as a way of asking someone what they are thinking about.

Here's my penny, and the thoughts are all of work today as I've been pretty busy. So I'm sure I'd have to pay you a sight more than a penny to listen to them! So I'll just say I'm thinking we don't have long to go on this project what will life be like at it's end????

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

day 281

Day 281
This week we are going to have fun with some Cockney Slang!
Prompt 281
"Apples and Pears - Stairs"

No apples today only pears!

Monday, 6 October 2008

day 280

Day 280
Prompt 280

Here's me all bright and breezy today off out with the dog at the crack of dawn this morning and then bright as a button all day.

Sunday, 5 October 2008


I've been playing catch up still a couple of pages to do but here are most of the last week of this project.

day 279

Day 279
Prompt 279

Oh this is so easy today thanks to my best friends Shirl and Sal, relaxing with these two is always fun and great!

day 278

Day 278
Prompt 278
Prompt 278"Reflection"

Well I'll take the opportunity to reflect on DD's birthday week as she hits the magic teenage years this week. She is growing so fast and I don't mean physically. She has her moments as a stroppy teenager at times but on the whole she is a real pleasure. I still marvel in the pure wonder of her, it seems an eternity since she was a totally dependant little babe in arms not just a mere 13 years.

Friday, 3 October 2008

day 277

Day 277
Prompt 277

An inset day for DD today and my day off so a trip into Reading, to spend some of her birthday money and a good chat to catch up with her life. So lots of listening from me today, in between mouthfuls at lunch mainly.

day 276

Day 276
Prompt 276

Certainly lots of cherishing of this DD going on this week, although there always is in our household.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

day 275

Day 275
Prompt 275

Hold is what I'd love to do with both hands and on tightly needs adding to my darling daughter. But I know it's not the way to go , I need to let go and see if she decides to stay around for her own reasons.