Tonight I am taking Loops, Mook and a friend to see R5. Despite the girls saying it’s my birthday treat it’s not.
They went to see them in the summer, I didn’t go. Big Welsh took them, well he took 4 of them. He said they screamed all the way through and the fans had come as far away as Denmark such is the appeal.
Don’t tell the girls but I’m looking forward to the concert, to see what the hype is about and to join in with the singing. Oh hell yes I’ve been secretly learning the words.
If you can’t beat them – join them!
I love new finds, there’s something so fresh and exciting about them and so utterly brilliant to be able to share them with everyone!
A few weeks ago a friend posted a link on Facebook to a website and I duly took a look. I am so pleased I did. Mook plays football and our friend Dave is the coach, who just so happens to be a fellow Piscean. Dave recently held the FA Cup in his very own hands and his smiling face was captured in my phone!!
Yesterday our tame and friendly postman knocked on the door and handed over an envelope that he said was a “signed for” and a parcel from lovely Wales. As I walked into the dining room to open them both I was beyond excited.
I was not disappointed.
The parcel from Wales was from the Pay it forward fairy (more on that this afternoon) and the signed for was from a very talented young man called Jasper Cable-Alexander, who was given a photo of Dave and transformed it into this
I am utterly thrilled with it and so was Dave whose birthday it is today!
Do take a look at Jasper’s website and by all means tell him I sent you.
Jasper is a very talented young man who turned a photo into a treasured gift. His attention to detail, helpful suggestions and fabulous service are just some of the reasons I would recommend him!
Nellie Williams, Solutioneer
It would seem that the last couple of days have been self doubt days for a number of my friends.
Well I’ve got a message for you from my blessed to have brilliant friends heart …… You’re all fabulous and brilliant and sparkly and shiny and gregarious and amazing and talented and beautiful and without you my life wouldn’t be half as much fun.
There. That’s you told.
Repeat after me “I’m brilliant” and if you’re Scottish like my brilliant mad as a box of frogs Jimmy is you can say “I’m brillYANT”.
There I was doing the thing I can do really well and by really well I mean really well not just playing at it. I can talk. I can also listen. I’ve got a certificate to say I’ve passed a Spoken English ‘O’ Level* so that means I can do it in exam circumstances.
Anyway, there I was jabbering away to my friend on the meat counter and a gentle old lady said to us “you carry on, I’ve remembered something else I’ve forgotten”. She wandered off, we looked at each other. When she came back I said that we’d finished talking, well this lovely old girl tapped my arm and said “it’s lovely to hear people talking, it’s lovely to see friends smiling, it’s something I miss”. I wanted to scoop her up and take her out for the day.
She explained that she had moved to Wokingham from Trowbridge and where she lives she doesn’t see a soul, so her visit to Waitrose had lifted her spirits. Actually you lovey old girl YOU lifted MY spirits.
In an age of fast moving, never stopping, time hungry, busy lives there’s things you miss and wish you could make more time for. This old girl didn’t whinge about her advancing years or her declining health, she hankered after something so simple, something that I find so natural and I’d like to think that she got some kind of warm heart after speaking to me, like I did from speaking to her.
* For you young readers an O Level is 1985′s equivalent to your GCSEs.