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3 Day, 3 Quotes Challenge – Quote #3

“No dear, I think you are wrong dear”  – my Kiwi grandparents (Both long gone now but during any discussions where they disagreed, they both used this line.  Sometimes through gritted teeth.  The “dear” was to used soften the blow.  It didn’t work…) Thanks to Mon from Life of Mon for this challenge. I’m nominating the first … Continue reading

3 Day, 3 Quotes Challenge – Quote #2

“The bus doesn’t go this way” – my UK Nana (Nana never drove a car in her life and thought the best way to any place was on the bus route.  She got very upset if we ever detoured from the bus route and took a quicker way.  Nana’s long gone but the phrase is … Continue reading

3 Day, 3 Quotes Challenge – Quote #1

“Its all crap, but its good stuff” – my Dad (Used once while describing a second hand shop he’d been visiting.  Ok, which is it?  Crap or good?  We never did find out, but we now use this phrase to describe many retail establishments, its actually a surprisingly useful quote 🙂 ) Thanks to Mon … Continue reading

The Versatile Bloggers Award – I’m collecting the whole set! :-)

This award comes from the blog Dorian’s Hand.  Thank you very much! Please do check out her cute blog about growing up in this big wide world. Also be sure to check out some of the nominations I have made below – there are some great blogs out there, and as usual it was hard to create this … Continue reading

10 Links from Each of my First 5 Commenters

Originally posted on Life of Mon:
Oh! My! GOODNESS! After tons and tons and tons of reading, I have selected 10 articles/posts I liked from my first 5 commenters 🙂 After such a long time! Now, it’s time for me to rest  😀 Enjoy! Carl D Agnosta (Selected from his Archives -2015, March-May): A View…

It’s all about YOU!

This post is all about you! See that box below which allows you to leave a comment?  Give us a link to your blog (or website) and tell us what its about. Hopefully we can all find some great new blogs to follow. Regular followers and new followers are all welcome to jump in. Don’t … Continue reading

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Thanks very much for the nomination for this award from Jo from Eclectic Feel which is a great online magazine style blog about art, health, beauty, music, books, craft, DIY and much more – something for everyone.  Please do check out her great blog and also some of the nominations I have made below – so many to … Continue reading

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day Five — The Practically Worthless Coin Collection

Welcome to my fifth post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. I was invited by Terri from https://terriwebsterschrandt.wordpress.com/ to participate in this blog series. The theme for my challenge is “Inheriting my Grandparent’s crap” 🙂 So for the last installment in this blog challenge, the biggest challenge for me was which item(s) to use in this last … Continue reading

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day Four — Inheriting the previously inherited

Welcome to my fourth post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. I was invited by Terri from https://terriwebsterschrandt.wordpress.com/ to participate in this blog series. The theme for my challenge is “Inheriting my Grandparent’s crap” 🙂   My Grandfather had a sister, her name was Mima.  She never married or had children. When she passed away, her belongings … Continue reading

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day Three — How many ashtrays?

Welcome to my third post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. I was invited by Terri from https://terriwebsterschrandt.wordpress.com/ to participate in this blog series. The theme for my challenge is “Inheriting my Grandparent’s crap” 🙂   My Dad upon giving me these vintage ashtrays said “you have to keep them“… Lets have a little count should we? … Continue reading

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day Two — The Christchurch Exhibition

Welcome to my second post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. I was invited by Terri from https://terriwebsterschrandt.wordpress.com/ to participate in this blog series. The theme for my challenge is “Inheriting my Grandparent’s crap” 🙂   When my Dad and his sister cleared my Grandparent’s home following the death of my Gran, I remember Dad coming home explaining … Continue reading

Yitka’s treasure

I have to share this fantastic work of fiction about the hideous vase. What a wonderful story!

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day One — The Hideous Vase

Welcome to my first post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. I was invited by Terri from https://terriwebsterschrandt.wordpress.com/ to participate in this blog series. The theme for my challenge is going to be “Inheriting my Grandparent’s crap” 🙂   I suspect this photo was taken in the 1960s.  Featuring my Grandad (who’s war diary I have … Continue reading

Creative Blogger Award

I’d like to thank my mother and my father, the Academy… oops wrong speech.  🙂  I was recently nominated for the Creative Blogger Award by Jaanethough from the great blog https://jaanethough.wordpress.com/  Thank you so much!  It’s so nice to get feedback.  Not to mention I love these blog community recognitions as I get to highlight some of … Continue reading

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