Wednesday, 27 December 2017

GIRLS will be GIRLS ... BOYS will be BOYS ..........



Christmas Presents .....




Martha was all about the make up and hair .....






Henry was all Star Wars and pulling out his front tooth !!!


XXXX






all photographs via me

Jackie

Sunday, 24 December 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS .....






Merry Christmas everyone ...
Have a magical time.

XXXX





Jackie

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

BY INVITATION ...... THE FANTASY HOLIDAY COCKTAIL or DINNER PARTY ..........



Our By Invitation subject this month is The Fantasy Holiday Cocktail or Dinner Party  ... just right for this festive time of year .....



Our delightful hosts are waiting to greet you .....


... and to welcome you to their humble abode ... please make your way round to the rear of the house ...


... where you will see that the family have gone to great lengths to decorate with a delightful Christmas wreath.


As you enter the cosy hall ...


you will be greeted by the magnificent Christmas tree ...


... please make your way up to ...


... the welcoming salon ...


... where you will be able to partake in a variety of cocktails ...


... there will be dancing in the ballroom ...



... and drinks and canapes. 


... should you partake in one or two drinks too many, there are bedrooms available where you can sleep it off ! 


... and a luxurious bathroom where you can freshen up. As you can see, there is a bottle of wine provided for your refreshment whilst you are powdering your noses !!




All of your favourite, fun-loving friends will be here to make this party a night to remember, AND ...


... there will be a special gift for each and every one of you, expertly wrapped, no expense spared !!




Finally, here is a sneak preview of my outfit for the evening. Stunning, isn't it ?
I shall feel like a Christmas snowball ! 
Your outfit shall never reach the dizzy heights of fashion perfection that mine will but, try your hardest !!!

For more exciting and entertaining Cocktail Party fun, please visit Daily Plate of Crazy where you will find all of the links to the other Cocktail Parties { none of which will be anywhere near as sophisticated and classy as mine !!! } Hahahaha !!!

XXXX










image 1: via borene, image 2: via jessica jewett, images 3, 10 & 11: via pinterest, images 4, 7, 12 & 13: via niki feijen, image 5: via huffington post, image 6: via informative pictures, image 8: via xaxor, image 9: via the gifts of love, image 14: via the telegraph, image 15: via city limit, image 16: via testa motor club, image 17: via wedding services

Jackie
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Sunday, 10 December 2017

WINTER WONDERLAND ..........


Snow has descended, turning our little world into a Winter Wonderland. 






 I went out at 7.30 am and took these photographs of our house. 



We haven't had this much snow for a good few years so it's a bit of a novelty. I think that the whole of the UK is blanketed in snow......





the perfect time to dress the tree .....




Keep warm.



XXXX



all photographs via Me !

Jackie

Thursday, 23 November 2017

A CHEEKY WEEKEND IN LONDON ... PART ONE ... CHARLES DICKENS MUSEUM ..........

A couple of weekends ago, my friend Lesley and I went to London for the weekend. 


We stayed at The Grosvenor Hotel .....


Our first port of call was The Charles Dickens Museum ...


Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while will know just how much I love Dennis Severs House ...



Well, this was just as good ...



The kitchen was lovely ... I wouldn't mind it myself ...


I've got the same bowl ... we keep fruit in ours !!!

I'm glad that I've got a washing machine !!! 





Me, doing a beheaded selfie !!!



When we came out of the Museum, it was dark ...


We were passing Coram's Park and lots of people were going in ..... It was a free firework display ... I asked when it was going to start and she said ' five minutes ' SO ...




we saw a wonderful firework display, free gratis .....


to be continued ..........




XXXX


All photographs by me

Jackie

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

BY INVITATION ..... CONNECTIONS ........



Our By Invitation subject this month is ' Connections ". The subject stumped me a bit for a while .....


But then I thought of the connections we make with people  that we come across throughout our life. Blindingly obvious, I know, but something we all do in various ways. What makes us connect to some and not others ? Obviously to have things in common, but, for me, a sense of humour is paramount. When I was 11, I started Senior School and met Lesley. We were in the same class .....


Here we are, aged about 15, on holiday in Cornwall ..... I remember one evening, we went out and met some guys, got in their car { yes, got in their car !!! } only to be turfed out in the middle of nowhere !!! Where was Ross Poldark when we needed him ?!!


We are about 16 here ..... we were always going in the photo booth ..... no mobile phones to do selfies then !!! Before mobile phones and the art of texting, Lesley and I had been known to talk on the phone for six hours !!!!! Yes, six hours ..... we could have flown to New York in that time !!! Texting has really saved us a lot of money on our phone bills !!


..... and, here we are last weekend, 55 years later, on a weekend trip to London at the Charles Dickens Museum ...... you could dress up like Victorians so Lesley wore the bonnet and I look pretty silly in a chimney sweeps cap and Victorian glasses. I look more like Bob Dylan or John Lennon than a Victorian chimney sweep !!!



..... mind you, not a lot has changed ..... me around 1966 !!!


Our connection has lasted for 55 years ..... we have laughed our way through those 55 years and, hopefully, we will share much more laughter together for many more years to come. 

What makes you connect with people ? Do you have a long term connection with anyone ? Have you made a connection with many bloggers ?

Pop over to Daily Plate of Crazy to see what others have written about ' Connections "










all images via me

Jackie