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K is for… Kreativ Blogger

Posted on 16th May 2010 in 1932/ Blog/ child/ grandparents/ KidAround Magazine/ meme/ Mother/ New York/ son/ wedding
Damn and tarnation, I have been tagged by @himupnorth to do a photo version of the 7 things meme. Actually, sorry – the rules say you have to THANK the person who passes the Kreativ Blogger award on to you, so, ahem, thank you @himupnorth for passing this to me… To try do this justice, I am for once going to attempt to use as few words as possible and let the images do the talking….

Picture 1.

I was quite a cute baby…

Picture 2.

But my mum was cuter!

Picture 3.

I have 2 boys. My DH has 2 boys. The picture below is from a day out at Bewilderwood in Norfolk – we built the den that they are sitting in. And yes, I may have buggered about with the pic in photoshop just a little!

Picture 4.

My grandparents 1932.

Picture 5.

My job – I make this.

Picture 6.

I have lots of amazing pics from New York, and couldn’t decide which was the most iconic – the Empire State? The Algonquin cat? Central Park? The Chrysler building? The Statue of Liberty? In the end I settled on something that surprised me – a black squirrel!

Picture 7.

Last but not least – 3rd April 2009.

And so, to pass the Kreativ Blogger – photo version – 7 things meme onto 5 others…

1 – @1chicmama

2 – @Jon_Stead

3 – @Metajugglamum

4 – @christinemosler

5 – @supersinglemum

So guys – I pass the Kreativ Blogger award on to you – have fun!

F is for… 5 songs that make ME meme

Posted on 19th April 2010 in Clubber/ Cry/ James Blunt/ jason mraz/ Mr Vain/ Rihanna/ savage garden/ Take That/ Titanic/ Uncategorized/ wedding

F is for….5 songs that make me cry

I was tagged by the lovely Julia to take part in the infinite playlist. I’m not overly familiar with the format of that meme so forgive me if I’ve done it all wrong! This meme was originally created by Liz from LivingWithKids which I am sure everyone except me knew! Thanks Liz, I’ve enjoyed looking through songs from my memory, could’ve posted lots more!

Firstly, because I’m a soppy old bugger at heart. The theme to Titanic. I remember sitting in the cinema counting ceiling tiles to try and stop myself from crying…

The second song I didn’t realise still upsets me until I heard it the other day in Accessorize and suddenly felt that ‘lump in the chest’ feeling that you get when you are hit by emotional sadness. If I may remind you of my ex-husband he who treated me so badly in A is for….and then he left me. Well about 9 months after he left, he decided the grass wasn’t greener after all and decided that he wanted to come back. (Good luck with that.) One of his tactics was to tell the kids that he would come back ‘if mummy would let him’, another was to buy me the James Blunt album with a little post it note on it saying ‘Track 4 xxx’. So, I only had a little hand held CD player (which I’d bought to play a self hypnosis disc on as I couldn’t sleep) and once the boys were in bed I sat down and listened to track 4. The first time I played it I absolutely sobbed. Then, I played it again and I got really, really ANGRY – first line ‘Did I disappoint you’, yes ex husband I did find it a little disappointing when you ran off with someone else and left me homeless!

Cheery this isn’t it! And onto song 3. Can’t do any more sad ones, so have just changed the title to 5 songs that make ME, hope that is ok. Song 3 therefore is Take That – Do What You Like – and if you’ve never seen this video it is worth a watch as it is the boys as you will never have seen them before! Cod pieces, spangles, bleached hair and lots of waxed chests! Boys what were you thinking? Lol. I love Take That and have seen them 3 times :o)

Songs 4 & 5 are the first 2 songs that played at my wedding. The second one I chose and asked the DJ to play without my husband ever having heard it before – though him apparently he likes it now!


Song 6. Back in the day I was a bit of a clubber… This one could have been one of many, I toyed with I’ve Got A Little Something For Ya, She’s Got That Vibe, Return of the Mack, Raindrops, Fire Starter, I Luv U Baby, U Sure Do…. but in the end I went for Mr Vain.

Last one, hmmmmm going with what I’m listening to in the car at the moment which is Rihanna. There are 2 in particular that I play over and over, this is the first:

and this is the second:

Sorry, I know that I got to 8 songs in the end!

Now I get to tag some others…. I’d like to see what SingleDadsDiary, HimUpNorth, MyDaddyCooks, Spences10 and Prymface will do with this one. So over to you guys – let’s hear your 5 songs that…..

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