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20th-Feb-2017 07:29 pm - 365 Meme Day 50 & 51
Queen
50 - Someone who fascinates you and why?

No one in particular.  Although some of the great commanders of the centuries.  People like Nelson, Napolean, Sir Francis Drake, Winston Churchill, etc.  How did those men manage to gain the followings that they did ... and to be able to change and adapt as the conflicts progressed.

And all without Google!



51 - Who would you love to trade places with for a day and why?

The Queen's personal secretary/bodyguard.

To follow in Her Majesty's footsteps for a day.  To see her work, keep up to date, etc.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
18th-Feb-2017 05:31 pm - 365 Meme Day 49
M&D wedding
Someone/something you miss.

Silly question for me.

Miss you Mummy & Daddy.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
17th-Feb-2017 08:25 pm - 20 Assorted Blue Icons
James - singing the blues
One thing that I have managed to do over the last couple of weeks is make 20 icons for the first round of monthlyinspo ... the theme is "Blazing Blue". There were no other prompts, which I tend to find slightly harder.

Anyway, here are the three teasers :-

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The full set is hereCollapse )
17th-Feb-2017 08:00 pm - 365 Meme Day 48
James - silhouette
A problem that you’ve had.

What a difficult question? I am mostly an optimist, so often find the positive, or the bizarre in anything that happens.

i suppose one problem I often have, is the same as most women in the Western World ... getting a bra to fit well!



The list of 365 questions can be found here
16th-Feb-2017 08:42 pm - 365 Meme Day 47
James - eyes
What kind of person attracts you?

I love twinkly eyes and a lovely smile. I do like nice muscular arms, as well.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
15th-Feb-2017 12:48 pm - 365 Meme Day 44 - 46
James - actoring theories
I told you I was all behind - so here is another catch-up

44 - How important do you think education is?

I have a degree as I trained to be an osteopath, my dad and one of my brothers did PhD's. However my mum left school early.

I do think a lot of people get a degree but then don't know what to do with it. So that seems a waste of 3-4 years to me.

I think education is something we can all do day by day as the years go along. However I do wish that people could be educated in manners from an early age!



45 - List five celebrities that you’re attracted to.

James
Cary Grant
Steve McQueen
Tom Hanks
... and James!



46 - What is your favorite movie? What is it about?

Actually I don't have a #1 favourite. It will change from day to day to day. Some of my super favourites are :-

The Sound of Music
Fiddler on the Roof
Operation Petticoat
White Christmas
You've Got Mail
Apollo 11

etc

I am sure you know all these films, so not worth explaining them.




The list of 365 questions can be found here
15th-Feb-2017 09:04 am - I Am All Behind ... Again
Oooops - Cap'n John
I owe replies, I haven't caught up with my f-list .... I am just so, so bad!

But I am determined to start catching up, starting today.  In about 1/2 hours time Jiffy and I are heading out to pick up my friend Christine, have a walk and lunch at a doggy friendly place.  I am taking my camera but as the decorator is still in I can't get at my main computer so won't share today .... but will asap.

Anyway, what's up with me?  Not much!

I am having my kitchen painted at present, and yesterday the same painter finished painting my bedroom.  The carpet arrives next week.  So hopefully as the days and weeks now move on I shall be able to start packing things away in their permenant homes.  I have decided to have a sunlounge off my kitchen, so there is that to confirm and book ... and then the only thing I will eventually need is a new lounge carpet and the room painted.

No further on my holiday plans, as I am waiting for Annemarie to confirm the dates with her.  So annoying, as I dare-say flights, etc will be going up in price.   So am still at the vague point of Oregon - LA - San Fransisco - Visiting a friend in Missouri.  Will update, when I can.

Jiffy is doing well - slightly confused by stuff being moved around all the time, so it will be nice to get him settled again.

Having been a bit on-off with the gym, I have gone twice last week, already once this week, and booked for a class on Friday.

I have had a week or two of drifting, but I am determined to get myself back on track.  I will catch up with comments, re-post a gift I owe (!), and try to keep up to date with all your journals.  Bear with me - I will get there!

Well I had better get on and get Jiffy ready.

I know I have missed a few birthdays over this last week sorry - but on the day that would have been Mum's 89th birthday, I do hope you had a good day, and the year ahead is special.

Be back later *hugs*
12th-Feb-2017 04:51 pm - 365 Meme Day 43
Jaykub
Write a letter to someone who broke your heart.

Dear Jaykub,

I am so sorry that we had to part after such a short time together.  For me it was love at first sight, and I know in our time together you did look after me, and kept me safe.

You also taught me to know what it feels like to be loved.

Although you were only young when you left me, I do still think of you and the great times we had.  I wish we had been together longer, but those times were very special.  Thank you.

Love you Jaykub, miss you ...  Will see you in eternity.

Thank you.
Love Deborah xx


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The list of 365 questions can be found here
11th-Feb-2017 08:04 pm - 365 Meme Day 42
Skull
Write a letter to your reflection in the mirror.

Sorry I don't look at you very often, but never really think there is anything special to see.  Sorry.

There's no reason to look, is there.  Make-up is still not something I get used to, and as I love my hair short then it's no problems to style.

Maybe one day when I catch my reflexion, I will see what Mum & Dad saw, but until then I shall just potter along as I am.

Sorry



The list of 365 questions can be found here
10th-Feb-2017 07:15 pm - 365 Meme Day 41
M&D wedding
Write a letter to your parents.

Dear Mum & Dad,

Thank you for so much.

The support of my training, and accepting my change of job. The friendship, as well as all that you taught me.
The example, love & care was something that I appreciate more than anything.

Finally let me assure you that I love you both, and miss you both. I know that you are at peace, you are in Heaven, but I do wish I could give you another hug today.

I will see you one day, and thank you for the knowledge of eternity.

Love you both, miss you both
Deborah xxxx




The list of 365 questions can be found here
10th-Feb-2017 08:36 am - Not For Me!!
Jiffy - sitting
I have had to get up "early" today, despite not at work as the decorator arrives at 7.45am

So I have just had the TV on and saw a programme about an American couple making a "Tiny Home".  It was a lovely place, with room for 4 cats, as well.

However for me, it is ironical that they (and others) are making these petite places, whereas I am looking to get a conservatory built.  So I am up-sizing ... not down-sizing!
9th-Feb-2017 10:54 am - Daily Bible Reading
Amen!
Psalm 37:39-40 (The Message)

The spacious, free life is from God,
            it’s also protected and safe.
God-strengthened, we’re delivered from evil—
           when we run to him, he saves us.



Just a great thought for me to remember today.
9th-Feb-2017 10:48 am - 365 Meme Day 39 & 40
Dad
39 - Put your iPod on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that pop up.

  1. Pomp & Circumstance No 4

  2. All that she wanted - James Marsters

  3. Bad - James Marsters

  4. Katie - James Marsters

  5. Bless 'em all

  6. Blocking Brainwaves - Ghost of the Robot

  7. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

  8. Be Thou my vision

  9. Long Tall Sally - Elvis Presley

  10. Bye Bye, love - Everley Brothers


Honest. I didn't cheat 3 (4) are James Marsters.



40 - What were your highs and lows of the past year?

Obviously loosing Dad was the low point ... as was helping him to cope with loosing Mum and also his independence. Although I do have some good memories of some of those days.

So spending time with Dad was special ... as was my trip to London. I plan to go back to London in November again, and know I will see Dad again in Eternity.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
9th-Feb-2017 10:10 am - Not Being A Great LJer, Am I?
Skeleton
I seem to have spent the last few weeks dipping in and out ... terrible.

I am totally in a muddle as I am having my bedroom furniture built, painted and the room decorated.  I decided while in a muddle I would get evn more muddled, knowing (?hoping) that as the days go along then my whole place will be more organised.  Please note I am not saying my life will be more organised, just the house!!

Anyway, what else?  Because I am having my bedroom done, and all my junk is in my spare room it means (Jiffy &) I are sleeping on the settee.  Needless to say, my old spinal injury has flared up for the first time in absolutely years.  So I make a good advert at the hospital ... work for the NHS and you have to stumble around dragging a leg!  I actually had to leave early on Monday, Tuesday is a half-day, but yesterday I was able to get most of the way through the day!  So, all in all I am getting better.  Today I don't have a clinic, so am not at work, although have to go in later.  I am sitting resting and doing this before trying to catch up with my Future-Learn course.

I went to Nick & Brenda's for lunch on Saturday.  And I must say Nick was more relaxed than I had seen him in literally years, and unlike when I was there at Christmas, he didn't disappear for a few hours.  So I am hoping that in writing his book he has been able to take another step on his way to that light at the end of his long tunnel.  I have read the book, and for me it was listening to Nick as I remember him in his twenties.  So although he can't process this, I do believe that he is managing to find a few of the positives that he talks about looking for.

So, sorry there is nothing much to talk about - and certainly no real reason for my "poor attendance".  I didn't even po in to do the 365 meme yesterday!

No news on the holiday.  I'm waiting for Annemarie to confirm those starting points.  So will catch you up to date when I know more.

Hope you are all enjoying February so far ... can't believe we are already more than a week in!  Will try and be a better girl!
7th-Feb-2017 04:54 pm - 365 Meme Day 37
Jaykub
Write about your first love.

Perry our blue roan Cocker Spaniel died in my arms a month before his 5th birthday. I vowed I would never speak to an animal again!

However as the icon shows, My Jaykub, was truly special. It was love at first sight, and I do know that he loved me, as he really took care of me. Sadly, my friend Toni had to phone me with the news that as a 10 year old he had to be put to sleep. I still miss my boy.

Humanly speaking - I'll have to fill this in at some future point, when I have a name to add!




The list of 365 questions can be found here
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