June 30th, 2010

Tea + Hope

Picture Meme - Day 12

And so I continue with my Picture Meme that I snagged from hell0kittyangel ...

Day 1 — Your Best Friend ... Toni
Day 2 — Your crush ... James Marsters
Day 3 — Your Parents ... Mum and Dad
Day 4 — Your sibling ... Nick & Tim
Day 5 — Your dreams ... here
Day 6 — A Stranger ... here
Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush ... N/A
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend ... Annemarie (& Stefan)
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet ... The Queen & Prince Philip ... and James, of course
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to ... College
Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to ... My Grandparents

Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain

I don't actually hate anyone ... and that is honest.  However for my last 2 years of junior school and my 7 years at senior school I was a victim of bullying.  Those scars linger ... no, I don't have marks on my body, just on my heart - my reactions to people, my isolation ... many things.  Over the last couple of years I have managed to accept that those feeling will always be there - that's not to say I don't feel sad when I think of them, but have learnt that I have some amazing friends around the world who don't care what my faith is, that I wear glasses ... or that I'm close to my family ... Thank you.

However I am very proud of the school I attended.


The Coopers half was started in 1536 (and the year we moved to the West Country Tim and I attended a service of 450 years celebration in St Pauls Cathedral ... that was a special time.  Coborn was the younger schooll having been founded in 1701.   I started there in 1972, and when I started the school was in the process of moving to Upminster ... and was pleased to be involved in the opening celebrations.  If you want to read more, then you can go to their website

The Coopers Company Crest ... A livery Company Crest that I am entitled to still wear.


The Coborn School Crest ... our year was the last year to wear this, as the school fully amalgamated in 1973, and only The Coopers Crest was worn after that.


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James - silhouette

Music Meme Day 17

Day 01- A song that makes me happy ... Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
Day 02- A song that helps you clear your head ... In My Room by The Beach Boys
Day 03- A song that makes you laugh ... Right Said Fred by Bernard Cribbins
Day 04- A song that reminds you of something ... Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris
Day 05- A song that has a new meaning to you every time you hear it ... If Tomorrow Never Comes by Ronan Keating
Day 06- A song you can always relate to ... Where Could I Go But To The Lord? By Elvis Presley
Day 07- A song that is your guilty pleasure ... Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats and Dogs by Brian & Michael
Day 08- A song you liked when you were younger ... Iko Iko by The Dixie Cups
Day 09- A song that makes you want to dance ... C'mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran
Day 10- A song that makes you cry ... In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
Day 11- A song that reminds you of summer ... In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry
Day 12- A song that reminds you of your best friend ... While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
Day 13- A song you sing to in the shower ... N/A
Day 14- A song you like hearing live ... London City by James Marsters
Day 15- A song people wouldn’t expect you to like ... Bat out of Hell by MeatLoaf
Day 16- A song that holds a lot of meaning to you ... Never Walk Alone by Gerry & The Pacemakers

Day 17- A song that annoys you

Sorry to get a weird choice from me ... I actually like the song, but it annoys me ... cos I haven't "been there"!!! Yes, you get this song, and this post onthe same day as I have posted about school. So - sorry, but I do find it annoying to hear of young love, living happily ever after - even though I do know it happens!

The Crystals singing Then He Kissed Me -

And, yes, I do have a James song that annoys me - bet that suprises you?  I find Truth is annoying - I like it, but then it tends to just repeat itself - I want James to write more words!

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