This turned up in my inbox last week
Along with a note from a friend
asking if I related to any of the numbers
My reply was thus:-
I thought I’d let you know this week’s lucky numbers were
In no particular order
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 and 10 😊
For the extra special roles they played in my life this week😊😊
Yes, there are times when ‘slowly does’ it is the right way
It’ll get done in it’s own time
Last year a craft book called Slow Knitting was published – from all accounts it has been received quite well but not having actually seen it I can’t actually say much about it (being a bit on the pricey side that’ll have to wait until my library obtains a copy) seemingly it talks about slowing down and taking time to savour your craft – To think about and enjoy all aspects of your craft.
“Like the “slow food” movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.” source
It also suggests not to stop knitting gifts but not to put yourself under stress by having so many to finish by a certain time. Now that’s something I learned the hard way a long time ago so if I do knit as a gift I give it when I feel the time is right not because it’s Christmas/Birthday time and that’s when gifts are given.
As always there’s been some knitting going on in my house……really slow knitting this time ……..some that has taken a fair while to finish. Talk about slowly does it – with my interests lying in other directions over the past month this little cardigan finally got done all in it’s own time.
Selecting the wool/yarn from my boxes I did finger it, squashing it in my hand, wondering what it could be used best for – a bit dark for a tiny baby so was it to be a toddler size cardigan or jumper/sweater? Boy or girl style? We still tend to think of boys in blue but girls wear blue as well don’t they?
It’s not quite as dark as it looks but needed something to make it stand out – to be more than just a child’s cardigan – a decorative stitch that did just that. Sort of like a mock cable – and what about pockets? Little ones love pockets don’t they!
Simpler than it looks the ‘cable stitch’ is worked over 4 rows – Knit one row, purl one row, decrease with a sk2sso (slip one, knit 2, slip stitch over) in the middle of the set stitches on the next one, yarn over in that spot to make up the stitches on the next row. The grey/blue buttons were all I had (another trip coming up so need to save my pennies here and there) but when it was all put together it didn’t think it looked too bad.
Do you remember the Slow TV phenomenon that came to us over the past year or so…….. well as today is Friday the day we try to have Fun. Today I really think we should have some fibre fun. I know a few of my readers will think this video fun with a capital F
You don’t have to watch it all – just enjoy some of this peaceful restful video of a group of knitters with their crocheting friends having fun – in real time – real slow time!!
Enjoy your Fun Friday – and click on the photos to enlarge
We see them all over the place when we are travelling
Usually out in the bush but sometimes in the towns
Taking their life in their hands standing beside the road – or even in the middle
Directing traffic at road work construction sites
These are a few we met on our way north in July 2016
They stand there with their stop and slow signs at the ready
Eyes and ears tuned to the comings and goings around them
Often open to a friendly wave and smile as we go by
As we followed this escort truck we looked to our left
We both burst out laughing and shouted
It’s DEBORAH 😊😎
And here’s where I should explain the fun part
During our travels to Newfoundland (2010/2013) we discovered a group called Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.
The sound – style – lyrics were such that it was instant love on all corners. So 2 of their many CDs came home with us to be played very frequently especially in the car on long journeys. Their music is fun, a happy sound that has you singing along, music that often has poignant lyrics reminiscing about life as it used to be on the island or The Rock as it is sometimes called.
There is one song about a young woman called DEBORAH who earns her living as a Flagman – just like the girl above
Fun Friday is usually made up of silly funny jokey things designed to help forget the worries of the week
These songs might be old (and a bit crackly in places) but they were ones from my teenage years
Ones I listened to and sang along to – Ones I danced to ….singing along 😊
Jiving to ‘I’m Walking’…….slow dancing aka creeping to ‘Blueberry Hill’, where we found our thrill 😊
Fun Fun Fun – Musical Fun.
These are just a few of his hits
Enjoy your Fun Friday by listening to one of them 😊❤️
R I P
If there’s one thing I would ‘hate’ to lose it’s that little circle statue that sits on our outdoor table. It’s been there a long time.
You’ll often see it in photos I feature – mainly because I forget to move it 😊
The little concrete statue is commonly called ‘A Circle of Friends’
This one of mine which represents a circle of women with long dresses and long hair was given to me many years ago in Adelaide.
It gives me a good feeling when I see it there.
Reminding me of the circle of friends who gave it as a parting gift
when I moved back home to Melbourne.
Unfortunately as you can see someone liked it a bit too much and dropped it.
One of the poor ladies lost her head in the tumble
Thankfully, The Golfer and that really strong glue that comes in two tubes
came to the rescue.
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Meet Catty – who’s not very chatty 😊
Another gift given from a friend who also means a lot to me.
The look on her face (for surely she is a female) makes me smile
The person who gifted her to me
was noisy and boisterous just like the cats she bred
So unlike the gift she gave – a quiet calm concrete cat
Most of the year she sits peacefully on the long cupboard
The one on the deck below the kitchen window.
Come the summer, on some special evenings, they both get moved
The circle may be put under the table or a chair
Catty could be moved further along the cupboard
or hung from one of the beams even
The dip in the middle of my circle of ladies and Catty’s open belly
are just the right size.
Just the right size to sit one of those mozzie coils we use.
The cheapest and most effective way of keeping the little blighters away 😊😊
Fun Friday – The day we forget this worries of the week
In his post on Wednesday he mentioned one of his dogs had been deep in thought for about an hour and there was speculation as to what could have been on her mind.
Well wonder no more – I think I might have found the answer 😊
I suppose it could be possible for dogs to have that question on their mind
Fun Friday – the day we forget the worries of the week
Have you ever wondered how long you are going to live?
I know I have.
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Are you interested in how long a life you can expect to live?
Just for the fun of it
Have a look at this site – answer the questions- and see what’s in store for you!
I’m thinking mine might be just about spot on – see what comes up for you.
Remember it’s Friday – the day of the week dedicated to Fun 😊😊
It’s Friday and we’ve done a lot of living, loving and travelling recently. Maybe it’s time for some fun and laughter. Yes – No. What do you think?
Inbox jokes, no matter how old come in handy
This one is for all the Golfers out there 🙂
50 Shades of Golf
Four friends, long time mates, had been going on the same golfing trip for many years.
A couple of days before the group was to leave Jack’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he is not going.
Jack’s buddies are very upset that he can’t go, but what can they do?
Two days later the three get to St. Andrews only to find Jack sitting at the bar with four drinks set up!
‘Wow, Jack, how long you been here, and how did you talk your old lady into letting you go?’
‘I’ve been here since last night!
Yesterday I was sitting in my living room chair and the wife comes up behind me, puts her hands over my eyes and says ‘Guess who?’
I pulled her hands off and there she was wearing nothing but a see-through nightie.
She took my hand and pulled me into our bedroom.
There were candles and rose petals all over the place.
Well turns out she had been reading 50 Shades of Grey and lying there on the bed were handcuffs, a blindfold, and ropes!
She told me to put the blindfold on her, then tie her up and cuff her to the bed.
So I did.
Then she said ‘Do whatever you want.’
So…..here I am!
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
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I have to admit The Golfer has been on my mind this past few weeks – he is fine and well now and yes, back on the golf course.😊
It was a case of men and their (very topical) internal physical problems. So all you fellas out there don’t ignore unusual symptoms- get things checked out.
Thank you for all the comments and email messages you’ve been leaving – not only have I been lax in replying to many of them but I have also been very lax in visiting you. I certainly hope to get back on top of it very soon.
Bye for now
I thought I’d have a bit of fun with my reading this year and ‘sort of’ set myself some little challenges. A-Z authors and titles – different genres – that sort of thing. Now there are some letters of the alphabet that have you wondering why on earth they are there -U, X & Z springs to mind lol Planned lists are all well and good but it’s got to the stage now where I’m going along the library shelves just looking and that’s how I came across my letter U book. Sounds interesting says I and popped it in the pile. Wasn’t until I got home I realised it was a YA (young adult) on the main shelf – all part of my plan (different genre) without having to think about it 🙂
This is the book blurb:
When their ski coach pulls up at a cafe, new girl Bobby and rebel Smitty stay behind. They hardly know each other, but that changes when they see the others coming back. Something has happened to them- something bad. Soon only a pair of double doors stands between those on the bus and their ex- friends outside!
When I read that this is what popped into my mind
A couple of chapters in and I’m in fits of laughter- not sure if what I think is funny is meant to be – BUT – I couldn’t have picked a better song to go with it if I tried 🙂
Friday is the day for fun – right? – this week this was a must 🙂
You all know that one of my likes is to be near water
Can be a river, a lake or an ocean. The jury is out on rain though 🙂
Theres something about water that seems to clear my head
and make me feel good.
At the moment we’re in the middle of sorting out another cruise
so for Fun on this Friday
I’m going to share some ‘Watery Jokes’ with you.
The Magician and his Parrot
A magician on a cruise liner had a parrot who’d seen all the magician’s tricks a zillion times, having figured out long ago the magic behind the magician’s disappearing acts.
The parrot got bored, his owner was growing stale and not developing any new tricks that the parrot couldn’t figure out.
One night in the middle of the magician’s performance, the ship hit an iceberg.
Everyone drowned except the magician and the parrot.
The magician managed to swim to a piece of wreckage and climb aboard collapsing immediately from exhaustion.
Soon afterward, the parrot flew over, perched on the edge of the makeshift raft and stared at the magician.
For a whole day the magician was unconscious and all this time the parrot didn’t take his eyes off him.
Eventually the magician started to stir.
Looking up, he saw the parrot still eyeing him intently, not even blinking.
Another hour goes by, and finally the parrot squawks, . . .’Alright, I give up. What did you do with the ship?’
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The Pirate and the Seaman
A seaman meets a pirate in a bar.
The pirate has a peg-leg, a hook and an eye patch.
‘How’d you end up with a peg-leg?’ asks the sailor.
‘I was swept overboard in a storm’ says the pirate. ‘A shark bit off me whole leg’
‘Wow! ‘said the seaman.
‘What about the hook?’
‘We were boarding an enemy ship, battling the other sailors with swords One of them cut me’ said the pirate
‘Incredible!’ remarked the seaman.
‘And the eye patch?’
The pirate replied ‘A seagull dropping fell in me eye’
‘You lost your eye to a seagull dropping’ the sailor asked incredulously
Nah’ said the pirate . . ‘It was me first day with the hook’
You know what they say-
Smile and the world smiles with you
I’m hoping I gave you something that made you smile today 🙂
So it’s been a couple of weeks since I came by to say hello – two sort of blah nothing weeks. Really they were just 14 of the usual run of the mill days I have sometimes but somehow I didn’t want to share them so I thought if I changed the blog to private I could go on my merry (unrecorded) way until things bucked up a bit.
Well, you wouldn’t believe what happened. I received some emails via wordpress from readers asking for access to the blog. What the?? Was my reaction lol. I realise now, because I was still logged on I didn’t actually see what appeared on the screen, that was, an invitation to do just that 🙂
Anyway all should be back to normal now – it’s Friday and we know what that means. Fun – Fun – Fun. Irish Fun at that ! All my ancestors were Irish so I’m well aware (and have no hesitation at laughing at) how daft things can get at times 🙂
Here’s hoping your Friday has some funny moments you can laugh about.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks musically in one way or another so when I saw this joke yesterday I knew I’d have to share it with you for Friday Fun today 🙂
A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears music.
No one is around, so he starts searching for the source.
He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: “Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770- 1827”.
Then he realizes that the music is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward!
Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him.
By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed.
This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backwards.
Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar.
When they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backwards.
The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were composed,
The 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.
By the next day the word has spread, and a crowd has gathered around the grave.
They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward.
Just then the graveyard’s caretaker ambles up to the group.
Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the music.
“I would have thought it was obvious,” the caretaker says.
The past week has gone in a sort of haze – a painful haze at that. The Dentist – a lovely man but not my favourite person played a large part in it. Kiera – who is one of my favourite ‘people’ also played a large part in it.
Soft and warm and comforting she kept me company as I ‘recovered’ from a tooth extraction. Yes, I’m a big sook and my jaw was sore and tender and I needed something to cuddle, although she did get a bit annoyed at times when I seemed to prefer using the iPad rather than playing and giving her attention.
Now that Friday has arrived it’s time for fun and here by special request (well I’m sure that’s what she whispered in my ear in loud vibrating sounds) are some Feline Funnies For you to enjoy 🙂
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And to finish something I wonder if all of us wonder about at times
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And Kiera – what of her now she’s no longer needed for pain relief therapy.
Looks like she’s back on duty in her favourite spot on the back deck.
Here’s hoping your Friday is Full of Fun 🙂
cartoon source – Andertoons
Friday is here again – time for some Fun
Gosh I seem to say that every week 🙂
Kiera snuck her way into a couple of posts earlier this week so I thought you’d like a bit more Feline Fun just for this Friday
Groaning is allowed lol
Q: What is a cat’s favourite dessert?
A: Mice pudding.
Q: Why did the Mama cat put stamps on her kittens?
A: She wanted to mail a litter.
Q: How do you mail a cat?
A: Use fur-class mail
Q: Why did the silly boy try to feed pennies to the cat?
A: Because his mother told him to put money in the kitty.
Q: What kind of work does a weak cat do?
A: Light mouse work.
Q: How do you call a barber cat?
A: Yell…”Hair Kitty”
Q: Why did everyone like Tom Cat?
A: He was very purrsonable.
Q: When does the weather go splash! splash! meow! woof?
A: When it’s raining cats and dogs.
Q: Why did the cat like to go bowling?
A: He was an alley cat.
And to finish
I do hope your Friday is full of Fun
Fun Friday is here again and as I’m off to the hairdressers (thnking about maybe have a few highlights put in) I found some ‘little snippets’ for you about Blondes and their sometimes funny way of thinking about things.
Two blondes were filling up at a gas station.
The first blonde says to the second, “I bet these awful gas prices are going to go even higher.”
The second blonde replies, “Won’t affect me, I always put in just $10 worth.”
Two blondes were walking down the road and the first blonde said, “Look at that dog with one eye!”
The other blonde covers one of her eyes and says, “Where?”
The executive was interviewing a young blonde for a position in his company
He wanted to find out something about her personality so he asked
“If you could have a conversation with any person, living or dead, who would that be?”
The blonde quickly responded
“The living one.”
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The Blonde and the wallpaper
A blonde decided to redecorate her bedroom.
She wasn’t sure how many rolls of wallpaper she would need, but she knew that her blonde friend from next door had recently done the same job and the two rooms were identical in size.
“Buffy,” she said, “How many rolls of wallpaper did you buy for your bedroom?”
“Ten,” said Buffy.
So the blonde bought the ten rolls of paper and did the job, but she had 2 rolls leftover.
“Buffy,” she said. “I bought ten rolls of wallpaper for the bedroom, but I’ve got 2 leftover!”
“Yes,” said Buffy. “So did I.”
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The Blonde and her horses
A blonde bought two horses and could never remember which was which.
A neighbor suggested that she cut off the tail of one horse, which worked great until the other horse got his tail caught in a bush.
The second horse’s tail tore in the same place and looked exactly like the other horse’s tail.
Our blonde friend was stuck again.
The neighbour then suggested that she notch the ear of one horse, which worked fine until the other horse caught his ear on a barbed wire fence.
Once again, our blonde friend couldn’t tell the two horses apart.
The neighbour then suggested that she measure the horses for height.
When she did that, the blonde was very pleased to find that the white horse was 2 inches taller than the black one
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Making fun of blondes and their sometimes funny ways doesn’t bother me because for quite a while in a previous life I definitely was BLONDE
I’m finishing a week bereft of words from me with a joke.
It’s the least I can do on Fun Friday 🙂
The 98yr old Mother Superior from Ireland was dying, so the nuns had gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable
They offered her some warm milk to drink but she refused
Then one of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen and remembered a bottle of Irish whiskey received as a gift the previous Christmas. Carefully opening it she poured a generous amount into the warm milk.
Back at Mother Superior’s bedside she held the glass to her lips
Mother Superior drank a little, then a little more, and before they knew it she had drunk the whole glass right down to the last little drop
‘Mother Superior’, the nuns asked with earnest, ‘please give us some words of wisdom before you die’
She raised herself up in the bed and with a pious look on her face, said,
‘Don’t sell that cow!’
I think my mother would have enjoyed this joke – herself being Irish and liking a drop. In fact in my mind I can hear those same words coming out of her mouth 🙂
I wonder if the nursing staff would have turned a blind eye if family had offered her the same during her last stay in hospital?
Yes, it is Friday again. It’s been a bit of a non descript past few days, quiet yet busy – I haven’t done much yet seem to have been on the go all the time. Those really hot days over the weekend resulted in fires all over the state which finally appear to be under control and when the cool change arrived late on Tuesday it brought with it some chilly nights and mornings along with some deliciously pleasant afternoons. This sharp rise/drop in temps we can get here in Melbourne is one of the reasons we have overflowing drawers and wardrobes – we don’t pack away our clothes for each season – you can have four seasons in one day here 🙂
Two days at the op shop this week, seems to be clearing out time for lots of households, so many donations to sort (some interesting finds plus a load of junk for the skip) however you should see some of the rubbish that gets left, thankfully unusable clothing goes to a ‘rag company’ who pays us rather than the charity having to pay to dump at the tip. I have tried to be good and not think everything I like should come home with me but the other day I found a couple of lightweight scarves in colours I just knew I could utilize so yes, they came home lol. Think I shall have fun over the next week or two seeing what can go with what to get some use out of them 🙂
A short week it’s been so here’s a short funny for this Friday
The World’s Shortest Fairy Story
Once upon a time a guy asked a girl ‘ Will you marry me?’
The girl replied ‘No’
So he rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting, played golf a lot, drank scotch and beer and left the toilet seat up (and farted) whenever he wanted. And lived happily ever after.
Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote a poem* in which the central character suggested that Spring was the season when ‘a young man’s thoughts lightly turned to love’.
Buck Brown’s delightfully optomistic Playboy cartoon character ‘Granny’ often thought about the opposite s’ex (and maybe ‘love’) but somehow I don’t think seasons had anything to do with her thoughts lol
Here’s a bit of Fun to enjoy on a Spring Friday
During the past couple of years I saw a book mentioned on so many of the ‘Book Blogs’ I occasionally read. It sounded so bizzare yet so much fun it had me wanting to read it. It dutifully got listed on my ‘want to read’ list and then promptly forgotten about 🙂
A few weeks ago I finally got round to ordering it and will sit down over the weekend to start reading a book about an old man about to turn 100 who runs away from the place he is living and the adventures he has along the way.
Back of Book Blurb
Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flower bed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving a suitcase full of cash, a few thugs, a very friendly hot-dog stand operator, a few deaths, an elephant, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan’s earlier life is revealed. A life in which – remarkably – he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.
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You might think he could have made-up his mind earlier and been man enough to inform his surrounding of his decision. But Allan Karlsson had never been given to pondering things too long.
So the idea had barely taken hold in the old man’s head before he opened the window of his room on the ground floor of the Old Folk’s Home in the town of Malmkoping and stepped out – into the flower bed
This manoeuvre required a bit of effort since Allan was 100 years old, on the very day in fact. There was less than an hour to go before his birthday party would begin in the lounge of the Old Folk’s Home. The mayor would be there. And the local paper. And all the other old people. And the entire staff led by the bad-tempered Director Alice.
It was only the Birthday Boy himself who didn’t intend to turn up….
Here’s hoping the wait has been worth it.
Have any of you read it – was it as funny as advertised?
I looked for it here and I looked for it there
But this morning it wasn’t to be found anywhere.
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Then I spied it – a little ray of sunshine on a cold winter’s day!
Looking fine from the top – and great from the bottom
Only thing to do now is see what it looked like inside
Absolutely perfect 🙂
Imperial mandarins are my favourite ray of sunshine during winter in Melbourne.
Did you know:-
Mandarins originated from southern China and were named after the Chinese officials of the Imperial court the “Mandarins” who used the fruit for various medicinal purposes.
Imperials are the most popular variety because they are the first to be harvested each season. They are a golden-orange mandarin, and one of a handful of popular citrus varieties that have originated in Australia.
The variety was first recognized in Sydney in 1890. Imperials are easy to peel, have very few seeds, and can be enjoyed as a perfect portable snack.
source – http://www.aussiemandarins.com.au/varieties
Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, they are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A
What is cheering you up on this Friday?