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Welcome to my pre-Christmas Rocking list
of things that have made me smile this week.
I finished and sent off my
Brooklyn Sketchbook Project
(miss it? Click here to see it).
I loved doing it,
and I'm happy to have sent it off
before Christmas, a month early,
so I don't stress about it.
I have enjoyed meeting up with special friends this week.
Dawn is my oldest friend
(as in I've known her the longest time,
not that she is ancient)
and we've been friends for almost
30 years now (*gulp*).
We met when we started
working as Fingerprint Officers at
the Fingerprint Branch of
New Scotland Yard.
We were reminiscing about the brilliant
Christmas parties we got invited to
by the different squads.
Quite a few single 18/19 year old girls got invited
to them, funny that...... ;o)
She will always be a close friend
(she knows too many of my secrets!).
Sue and I have been good friends since DD Hope
and her eldest daughter Ciera
started at infant school, age 4
(the girls are now 15).
|(Hope and Ciera, BFF's age 11)|
We share a lot of happy memories,
including a work Christmas 'do' (we
shared a Saturday job in an estate agency)
dressed in 1970's themed clothes.
We wore hotpants (yikes!)
and very high wedged boots.
I'm hoping all the photographs have been destroyed.
After this we were known at work as
'The Cheeky Girls' -
something to do with those skimpy hotpants, I think.
My Abel and Cole Christmas food delivery
arrived, all present and correct and stress-free,
including free mistletoe, calendar and a cookery book.
Apparently yesterday was the busiest shopping day and
12.44pm was the busiest time.
DS Luke was in Morrisons at that very time and can
verify the length of the queues - the whole length
of the aisles and round the corner.
He decided not to buy his lone packet of crisps.
We visited our dear friends Jan and Brian yesterday.
They care for darling Rosie Mae when we go
away on holiday and they love her just as
much as we do.
We are so grateful for the way they have taken
our girl into their hearts and their home.
This picture makes me smile,
it was shown last night on
Have I Got News For You.
Not only is the dog smiling,
but the dog and the lady behind are so alike!
It has been said that I look like Rosie Mae.
What do you think........?!
I have signed up to the new Willowing online art course
being run by Tam
(she ran the Art, Heart and Healing class).
Life Book lasts a whole year
and features Tam and 15 other teachers.
My dear sister-in-law Karen (Missy K)
is also going to do it
and Twinkle Twinkle's
The class is £60
which is for a whole year's lessons
you can choose to do another of Tam's
classes as well for FREE.
Karen and I have chosen to do the
Awesome Art Journal class.
I'm really looking forward to going out
for a meal this evening with
Grant, Luke and Hope.
Wishing you all Peace and happiness
I know that for some of you it will be a
difficult time to get through this year,
for one reason or another.
I'll be thinking of you.