Friday, 27 May 2011

What's Rocking My World Friday (on Friday for once...even if it is JUST Friday).

Oh wow! Can't believe another week has gone by,  but it has, so time for another list of gratefuls (and another give-away!! cue fireworks, applause, gasps of amazement..).....

One thing I am not grateful for is Blogger - apologies to most of you - I have visited your blogs and have tried to leave a comment but Blogger is playing up - if I'm not already signed in when I visit your blog, I can't leave any love in the form of a comment.

So, what am I grateful for this week...

Firstly, for good books - I've discovered a wonderful series  (on Kindle but I'm sure there are "actual" books too) - "The Storm Lords" by Marie Hart. A bit of fantasy plus a bit of "hot" action (euphemism for sex scenes and sorry if you're offended by that) and fighting..well, I did ask for "Fight the Good Fight" to be the hymn at our wedding! Anyone who enjoyed the "Black Dagger Brotherhood" (you know who you are!!) will enjoy these stories.

Another mention for Satellite TV here..I found out at lunchtime that a big favourite of mine had returned to Channel 799 - "Un Village Francais" - two episodes a week of this series, made all the more poignant by me actually having met (and become friends with) people who were part of the Resistance. Special mention to Roland (in real life), who escaped from a train taking him to one of the death camps. 

On a lighter note.."The Apprentice", which is compulsive viewing, if only to see how useless these people are - if this is the "cream of the crop" (or the "creme de la creme" as Miss Jean Brodie would have it) it's no wonder the country is in such a mess.
Discuss: Is common sense a thing of the past?

I'm not mentioning football this week out of respect for those who support teams who failed - DH, DS, my brother, my SIL, my nephew..honestly I'm not gloating! Well, not much anyway - I've had to put up with digs and uncomplimentary comments all season.

Music!!! I'm beginning to think I was born 40 years too early. I just love some of the dance beats (think that's what they're called) and can see myself clubbing - if I was 30 years younger that is..I did try it a couple of years ago when I won a comp. for a night out at Crystal Nightclub in London - had a fabulous time but ached all over next day. No autographs but photos of me with the "stars" - soap stars as it was the after awards party.
Apart from the "trendy" music I'm also enjoying my classical stuff (downloaded from Amazon -the 99 must have tracks) and Adele..seriously there's not a bad track on "21"..and why aren't I on commission? I'm so plugging Amazon here!

And now for something completely different, the LO it  has taken me all week to finish:

Done for a challenge on WeScrap, this is the house I grew up in. It was built in 1955 and ,apparently, I helped build it. My parents rented part of a house in the next street after they were first married and were still there when I was born. When they chose this house I was obviously old enough to register some things as I kept wandering off, only to be found in the next street with the builders who would try to stop my mother chastising me (in those days smacking was perfectly acceptable).
Those were the days when children could play outside all day and no-one would think anything of it.

OMG - getting maudlin here! Must choose s'thing more lighthearted!
How about a giveaway!

Yet again I've bought a book from Amazon that I already had - honestly not my fault this time (well,not much..). No way am I sending it back as it was from so postage (which they don't refund if it was your fault) would far outweigh the value of the book.

This one is a mystery set around a coffee shop and I 've read them all up to and including this one.  If you'd like to try it leave a comment and I'll get DH to think of a number.. scrappy goodies to be included as I had a wondrous parcel this week from Sassafrass Lass.

This is one of the boxes from their latest big box sale - six 12 x 12 kits plus lots of embellies and 6 x 6 pads.

And here is the card I made at A Maze of Memories last Saturday:

I'm there tomorrow making a mini book - just need to sort my photos.  I think that's it for this week

Hugs and thanks for dropping by. xx


Joanna said...

Phew! That's quite a list today, Sue!

And ha ha ha, I put The Apprentice on my list too! Brilliant list of gratefuls, lovin' all the creating, and Adele is BRILLIANT! I've got to stop playing her albums though cos I'm in danger of playing them too much and then never being able to listen to it again,d'you know what I mean?!

Have a great weekend, my lovely.


craftattack said...

Wow, what a week, you seem to have had enough going on for two! The LO is great, can imagine you toddling off to build...We used to go and play at the London Docks and River, I think parents would have a fit these days! Like your card, too. That coffee book sounds good, you know, coffee is ma main and most important nourishment!
Havea great weekend, dream of dancing to hot rhythms in steamy clubs! Hugs, Valerie

Virginia said...

Wow I feel exhausted reading that list - been and checked amazon out on the book front - apparently your Marie Hart books are easier to get on Kindle than in real life but that won't stop me trying LOL!

giggling at you not gloating over football!

Also giggling at your duplicate book purchase

Wondering how you managed to get to an after soap awards party and boogie the night away?

Hoping you have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

fab list sue, as for footy hope you didn't gloat to much, otherwise it will be pay back time from them today...

oh not seen that book, is is on kindle? I'm just starting the tea series (mysteries set in a tea shop)...

have a good bank holiday weekend, is DS visiting?...

maria xx