So what happens here every Friday?
Yes, that's right -
me and my fellow Rockers
(led by Rocking Queen Virginia)
consider the previous week and pick out any
gems that are worth a mention.
It might be only a small thing that's made me smile
and feel all warm inside but don't you find that
it's too easy to remember only the things
that weren't so good?
I prefer to remember the
DD Hope and I enjoyed the surprise late summer sun
and sat by the duck pond in Lingfield, Surrey
while we ate a little picnic.
The splash in the photo is a shy duck -
every time I took a photograph he
disappeared under the water!
There's something very calming about sitting
next to a pond watching ducks doing
what ducks do.
Rosie Mae (best dog in the world).
Deaf as a post, and (selectively) as blind as a bat
she forgot that she's an old girl and chased
a squirrel this week.
She hasn't bothered chasing small
furry mammals for a few months,
and she didn't stand a chance of catching this
one but it was lovely for her inner puppy
to make an appearance.
Boy, does this cat know how to sleep!
I love this contrary girl so much.
I truly spend more time thinking about what she's
going to be having for tea than what I'm
preparing for the rest of the family.
I am, after all, only here to serve her.
X Factor 2011.
Encouraged by Bad Penny I have been
sucked in to all the dramas of the new
X Factor on tv.
I like that the judges have had a shake up,
and Gary Barlow is my favourite judge
(I am an old Take That fan after all!).
The live shows start tomorrow.
DD Hope and I are looking forward to
going to see
The Lion King in 3D
at the cinema tomorrow.
Lion King is one of Hope's all time top favourite films
(along with Spirit, an animated horse film)
and it has been re-released in 3D.
We'll be happily singing along to "The Circle of Life....."
amongst other great songs.
And, of course, weeping at the sad bits.
I've just bought 2 new cookery books.
Jamie's lovely new book
(£10 from the book box man at school, rrp £30)
and Hugh's new Veg book
(£11'ish from Amazon, rrp £25).
I'm in a deep cooking rut -
I'm bored shopping for the same old food,
bored cooking it and
really bored eating it too :o(
so it's time for a change.
So a few smiles from this week and I've got
something to look forward too.
Wishing you all a great weekend.