Wednesday, 10 December 2008

today is poem day

I have got a couple to share with you today - here we go....

Smiling is infectious - you catch it like the flu
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin
When he smiled back, I realised I'd passed it onto him
I thought about this smile and realised its worth
A single smile just like mine could travel around the earth
So if you feel a smile begin - don't leave it undetected
Lets start an epidemic quick and get the world infected

I don't know who wrote this one.

Here's another one.....

I would pick more daisies

If I had to live my life over again
I'd dare to make more mistakes next time
I'd relax
I would limber up
I'd be sillier than I've been on this trip
I would take fewer things seriously
I would take more trips
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers
I would eat more ice-cream and less beans
I would perhaps have more actual troubles
but I would have fewer imaginary ones
You see I'm one of those people who live seriously and sanely
hour after hour, day by day
I've had my moments and if I had to do it over again
I'd have more of them
In fact I'd try to have nothing else - just moments, one after another
instead of living so many years ahead of each day
I've been one of those people who never goes
anywhere without a thermometer
a hot-water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute
If I had to do it again I would travel lighter than I have
If I had to live my life over I would start
barefoot earlier in the Spring and stay that way later in the Fall
I would go to more dances, I would ride more merry-go-rounds, and
I would pick more daisies

This apparently was written by someone called Nadine Stair aged 85

Thought provoking eh???

Two of my most favourite quotes of all time are

To thine ownself be true and Don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain!

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Well I am just the luckiest girl - my Secret Santa on UKS has reallllly read my likes and dislikes posts - everything I have opened so far I have absolutely loved - I think she is terrific

Here is what I have got so far

I have opened so far a Thorntons Alpini Chocolate Bar - my absolute favourite!!! Needless to say its not present in the picture - a set of Studio G Stamps - little journalling ones - they are sooo cute - a sweet little diary, a pack of Bind it all Covers and also a pack of some inners, a Thorntons Chocolate robin on what looks like an alpini log and today I have opened a Tim Holtz embossing powder - I am absolutely thrilled with it all. There was even a pack of chocolate buttons for each of my children and another box for me to open anytime - box of choccies for my hubby and I ..I am 99% certain that my Secret Santa is the lovely lady that I sent to last year - so Claire aka feline - thank you - you are the best!!!! Love ya

We had a busy weekend this time around - the outlaws came and we all went to the Christmas Market in Lincoln. We also put our tree up - look

tick tock - tick tock

My friends Rosie and Dee have got a fantabulous challenge blog - see here - a while ago they set a challenge to alter a clock - well I have finally got my act together and have completed this - not just one but four - I got a bit carried away - what do you think
this one is for my scrap room
heres one for a little mans room...

and this one is really for a princess isnt it