Tuesday, 11 May 2010

An embarrassing tag, a little poetic licence but funny !!

Hi everyone. I've been tagged by the lovely Kerry @ A Tranquil Townhouse and the wonderful Maggie @ The White Farmhouse and, I was supposed to show the sixth photograph that I ever posted BUT....... it was just a boring old bed from The White Company and would have been very boring Soooooooo .......... and this is where the poetic license bit comes in .......... I have bent the rules, and am posting the sixth photo from my store of pictures.
Now, this photograph was taken some twenty two years ago when, Mr. Home and I were mere slips of things and looked a lot younger than we do now !!!! Just bear that in mind when you look at the photographs and add a few..... I mean lots....of wrinkles to get a picture of what we look like now, although, my hair has been the same all of my life and Mr. Home has always had a beard but it's a little grey now !!!!
Are you all sitting comfortably ?.......... then I'll begin.
Twenty two years ago, Mr. Home and I were invited to Sunday lunch, with our two children, to our good friends beautiful Victorian home. We had been to their home many, many times and I loved it. A builder had built a whole road of houses in Victorian times and, he built and lived in the one that our friend's lived in, so, he had built this one to the highest spec and with the best of materials, as he was going to live there. Also coming to lunch were some mutual friends from Wales, who were staying with us. Well, we all arrived, drinks were served and we all reminisced for a while. Lunch was served, and we all sat around their beautiful, polished Victorian dining table to a delicious Sunday roast dinner. Now, our hostess was pregnant, which was wonderful , as they had had difficulties and had had IVF, which was obviously successful and, they were decorating the nursery. As we had seen the house many times, our host and hostess took our Welsh friends on a tour of the house. I decided to entertain the children for a while, as I had seen it all many times before. Everyone enjoyed dessert and, after lots of wine, I went upstairs to the bathroom. The room next to the bathroom was going to be the baby's room, so I thought that I would just take a peek at how they were getting on with the decorating and see what it was going to look like....... Oh yes, you know that you all would have done the same !!!! I opened the door and it was pitch black, so I just thought that I would go in a bit further, and then, the next thing I knew, I was up to my ***** on the floor with my leg hanging through the ceiling and, half of the ceiling was now on the floor in the hall downstairs !!!! They had been doing the electrics and had all of the floorboards up !!.... AND, they had just had the downstairs hall decorated !!
Can you see the tinge of red in my face ? Oh, was I embarrassed. If I had gone on the tour of the house with the other's, I would have known what was going on.


Here we are with a cup of tea after the event, so, they were really good about it and, it is still talked and laughed about 'till this day. Our children are now 30 and 28 so, you can see how long ago it was.I had bruises that were black, blue and green for ages.... and limped a bit, for a while !!!! I also didn't have anymore children after that !!!! haha

That has taught me not to be so nosey !!!!

Jackie

79 comments:

  1. LOL LOL LOL.....o..oops.....excuse me!!!! Poor you......*grin*......don't tell me you never did anything like that again?;)

    Greetings
    Lynda

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  2. Oh the look on your face is priceless! And I certainly don't care that it wasn't the 6th photo posted if it meant we got that story! Be licentious with your poetry any time you like!! Mr H looks a bit of allright as well! Loving the new blog header too Jackie...very elegant, stylish and a touch naughty just like you I suspect. x

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  3. Oh my, Jackie. Is it okay to laugh? You poor thing! As they say in the American south, "Bless your heart." You must have been mortified. What a story, and those pictures are priceless. It was a very beautiful home. Are you still friends after all this time? Thanks for letting us in on this little bit of your life and your voyeuristic tendencies. :) Take care.
    xo,
    Anne

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  4. Hey nosy rosy I bet you would still take a peek-lol! (Who wouldn't?) Funny story Jackie and love the photographs and the NEW blog header is wonderful. Good job! Much love Xo

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  5. Great post Jackie, it really made me smile and I can easily imagine it happening here as everyone loves to transform a "wreck" apart from the French that is :-)

    DIY is slowly catching on here but it is not as popular as it is in the UK!

    Leeann x

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  6. My worst fear is getting caught snooping...I am such a curious person. That was a great story. Love your blog. Love your pics. Where do you find so many great pics? Do you photograph all of them? If you do, I love your style. If you don't, I love your taste. Always looking forward to your post.
    P.S.
    I can't wait to visit the house that you posted about last month. With all its ghosts and mystery.

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  7. Oh my heaven, I had to read this three times because I didn't believe it! Oh you poor thing, I think I would have a hard time showing my face again. Hilarious, did it stop you from being nosey again?

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  8. Now, this made me laugh =).
    I´m also that nosy, and would probably have done the same thing...
    Great story, and wonderful photos of you and your family. Nice to see a little bit more of you. And Jackie, you look beautiful.

    Love the new header. it´s gorgeous.

    Have a nice day!
    Hugs/
    Luiza

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  9. This sounds like it would make for a good Woody Allen movie!! I am glad that all was forgiven (although it surely must have been taken as a compliment that you wanted to have a peek at all of their hard work). Glad you were all right but for some bruising!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  10. You are so funny...I know at the time it wasn't! Hugs for a great day my friend..you got it started off right for me. xoxoxoox

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  11. Wow- that's quite the story Jackie! Thanks for taking us along for the ride, I felt a tinge of embarassment just reading your recap. Sounds just like something that would happen to me!

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  12. Oh no! I totally would have had a sneeky look too... but I may have felt for a light switch before walking in!! The 'after' photo is priceless.. you look so sheepish...
    :) Flick

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  13. What a great story, and I love, love, love the accompanying "visual aids!!" I am very nosy about such things, too, Jackie. I wonder if your story will teach me a lesson . . . . Probably not!

    Your new header is FABULOUS! The whole blog looks just beautiful. You never cease to inspire me, darling one! xoxo

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  14. That is so funny!. Thanks for sharing. SOunds like something I would do too :)

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  15. Jackie, my friend, you crack me up!!! You always have such interesting stories!!! I can see you've been pretty too :)

    Glad you're up and running on your computer again!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  16. Oh Jackie, this is hilarious! I'm of a nosey disposition and I would have been mortified to have been found out in such way! They sound like lovely friends, you must have had an expensive visit with them! ;o)xx

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  17. OMG Jackie that is so hilarious and definitely something that could have happened to me too - being a bit "curious" myself! haha....Love the photos too! Have a gorgeous day! xxoo :)

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  18. Oops......hilarious....that'll teach you!!

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  19. Oh Jackie what a funny story and for you to re tell it like it was yesterday is such a classic.....one. I love the vintage photo's and it was nice of you to share them. Keep them for the stories you can re tell from time to time. XO MARY

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  20. sorry Jackie.. I can't help but laugh!! This was really funny and you look really mortified in that pic! But if it may be of any consolation it could have happened to all of us.. now I get why my mum tought me not to be too nosy :-)
    Have a great day !
    xx Flaviana

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  21. Oh my goodness! What a funny funny story. Ah, I would have been so mortified. These photos are great Jackie, what a pretty family you have!

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  22. Hahaha, what a story ...i would probably have done the same thing...

    You look beautiful on the pictures and you have such lovely family...

    Hugs

    Magdalena

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  23. Its nice to see you have always been a good looking lady.

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  24. Hi Jacqueline
    What a wonderful story ...
    Now you can laugh at, but understandable when terribly regretted.

    I appreciate it so that you occasionally will take a look at me.
    a nice blog friend at a distance.

    Sorry but my English is not really super ..
    I do my best and I hope you can follow a bit.
    Google translation is my best friend

    To you a great week and I will follow the peony
    Greetings Hetty

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  25. Oh, how lovely ;)))) - what a great story..........you´r soooo funny, my dear Jackie!!!!!!!!! Looooooove all your posts - thank you so much......you always make me smile!!!!!

    Have a wonderful week, Hugs Jade

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  26. Sweet Story Jackie...Thanks a billion for all you have done...Look at that photograph of my giveaway on the very top of your newly,redecorated blog...! How awesomely cool is that. You have been so supportive and wonderful. Have a beautiful Spring my friend...

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  27. You seem to have quite a collection of "you'll never believe what happened to me" stories Jackie! Good thing the hosts laughed about it. How pretty you are, and that handsome husband and cute kids! I never leave your blog without a smile. The new header looks marvelous!
    Happy week,
    Mimi

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  28. Oh Jackie - what a great story - and I can see the touch of red in your face! You are so funny. So pleased you're 'back', and I'm presuming the computer gremlins have been banished. Lovely new blog header. Noticed it straight away! xx

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  29. What a rare treat it is to see Mr and Mrs Home. You both look as though you should have been Abba members with your charming glamour. And a new header as well! It's all looking great, and it's lovely to see you back at the computer.

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  30. OMG! I laughed so hard I squirted coffee out my nose! I am sorry but that is just so funny! I could just imagine your friends coming to see what all the commotion was in the hall and finding your legs and bloomers for all to see! I could so see that happening to me! I don't think it would of cured my nosiness though.

    You look so lovely and Mr Home is so dapper! You two make a lovely couple! Need updated photos of your children. I can see where they get their good looks from though!

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  31. OMG, thank goodness you weren't seriously hurt...but dang that's funny!

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  32. That was a good one Jackie! Oh my...you must have been mortified! Thank goodness you weren't hurt though....just your pride! By the way, you're a good looking couple!!
    How did our kids get to be the same age as us?
    Take care!
    Laura :)

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  33. Oh Jackie, I'm so sorry to be laughing at you right now, but I am putting myself in your shoes and imagining everything you must have been feeling.
    But you are such a cute little thing, how could have they ever been mad at you!? The pictures are too darn cute!
    hugs

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  34. like your blog header - looks wonderful. What a funny funny story. Next time you will not be so head strong. You are quite the Rip and Tear girl aren't you. xoxo

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  35. Jackie
    You are a disaster waiting to happen.. geez once again you remind me of me.. and even that photo... it is uncanny.. too weird really..

    Well I hope your friends invited you back again.. love seeing pics of your family.. very sweet.... thanks for the birthday wishes too! xxx Julie

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  36. Oh Jac's you total crack up you! Your face was sooo sheepish..as would our's be. I'm sure everyone has dined out on that story for years.

    Totally love your new header darling, woo hoo!

    big hugs DJ

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  37. OMG Jackie ~ I am giggling because I would have done the very same thing!!! I have missed you ~ hope your gremlins are all gone. xo

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  38. My dearest Jackie,

    Great post. I have been so remiss in my visits, but you know in your heart of hearts how much I love you. Great waistcoat. (I knew you would be beautiful btw -- wrinkles have zero importance.)

    So weird. The other day in a fit of mid-life crisis angst I changed my picture on my profile, just for fun. I didn't think it would then be picked up as my "official" picture with my comments. (I know, I'm an idiot.) I'm about to change back right-this-minute, but thought I would join you in our youth, just one last time. How inappropriate for "a femme d'un certain age" . . .

    My hair has always been pretty much the same color as well. In fact, I have no idea what color hair I have and have no interest in finding out.

    Lots of love,
    Tish

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  39. Oh Jackie I hope you'll forgive me but I'm splitting my sides with laughter. YOu look like Frank Spencer just before he says, 'BETTY...' You poor thing - I thought those sorts of things only happened in the movies. You are truly FABULOUS!

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  40. Oh, I adore the look of embarrassment on your face! It's adorable.
    My husband's always had a beard, too. Isn't the grey the handsomest thing?

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  41. What a funny story!!

    I'm hosting another giveaway, would love it if you could join :)

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  42. Oh dear Jackie I can feel myself blushing for you! We've all done things like this but rarely get caught in such a spectular fashion. The upside is it really is a great dinner party story! Leigh

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  43. this is a really fun story and great old pics. these things can happen to the best of us :)
    cheers
    ~laura

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  44. Great storie Jackie and you tell it in a way that is so so Jackie!
    I am with James on how beautiful you are today. I recall a photo and a bowler hat not to long ago:)

    Classic snoop story, how could you not? I think we need a post on more mishaps! So glad you got away with just a few scrapes and not the full fall!

    Jeanne xo

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  45. Oh Jackie its always a treat visiting your blog, auch a funny story and I would have done the same. That pictures of yours is classic!
    Thanks for sharing, love the stylish new header :)

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  46. Hello my friend, hahaha hahahahaha hahaha it was the funniest thing I've heard in a long time, you're so insanely funny Jackie. Can imagine that you had fun at this in all år.You always have something funny to tell
    Many varm hugs to you / Ingela.

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  47. Oh, Jackie! That story is SOOO you, and I mean that in the kindest, most loving way! You are a total babe, with or without wrinkles, and I bet even sexier with the wrinkles....I know mine make me sexier (or so I tell myself each morning)....Mr. Home is a hottie too! You make me laugh and that is just one of your many wonderful qualities! OXOXOXOX AJ

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  48. Oh Jackie! I'm sure you were embarassed at that time, but now you can always tell it as a funny story!!!! and....believe me....you put a big smile on my face!!!

    Have a great week end, dear!
    Mara

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  49. Dear Jacqueline,
    I AM SO JEALOUS of your new header!!!! I want it NOW not later!!! B E A U T I F U L!!!!
    Happy Mothers Day to you way way too late!! Thanks for your comment and your understanding always!
    XO
    Janet

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  50. You are so sweet to share your story. Wow, I can only imagine how I would want to die too. LOL! Thanks for giving me some humor today.

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  51. lovely story.

    and your new header is beautiful!
    i like it much more.
    xxx's

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  52. Dear Jackie,
    I am passing on another award to you. You have become one of the people whom I look forward to communicating with each day. I appreciate your spirit and your lovely comments. Thanks for being a part of my circle of friends.
    xoxo,
    Anne

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  53. I absolutely love this idea! great fun! you made me laugh with those phtos! soooooooooooooooooooo cute and funny! sometimes it does look in another life, doesn't it?! happy wk to you too!
    Rosa

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  54. What a great story, Jackie! I love the photos...that happened to my brother years ago when he was putting things in the attic. I wish I had a photo of his leg sticking through the ceiling. Thanks so much for all of your sweet and supportive comments! xo

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  55. Hi Jackie,

    You have changed your blog....it looks great!! Enjoyed your story immensely. What a thing to happen. Something out of a movie. You made me LOL! You were a stunner twenty years ago....I don't think a few wrinkles have changed you that much :-) Hope I will look like you when I am your age!

    Happy sunday!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  56. hahahaha...LOVE IT!
    It allmost could have been me..:)

    And you´re so cute!!!

    I´ll send your little present next week. Just so you know..:)

    Allt my best to you, sweet Jackie!
    Be well...

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  57. Hi Jackie
    OK that cracked me up! It sounds like something I would have done...poor thing, so glad it worked out ok and you are all still good friends. Glad to see your gremlins are gone!
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  58. Jackie, You are just too funny!!!! LOVED the story and the pictures.You are adorable with your slight tinge of red to your face. It's wonderful to have great stories to tell even if they are a little embarrassing.

    xx, Michelle

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  59. hi karen! lovely to see you here again. you look great in your 6th photo and i am sure not much has changed since, neither your sense of humor i am sure. i just love the photos from Edinburgh, the old structures just hold a wealth of history, something you cant put a price on. now thinking of a getaway too, and i think i need it sooner. you take care and have a lovely day. verbena cottage

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  60. OMG this is one of the funniest story I ever read on a blog hahaha... you nosy person... You must have felt awful though.. Can we hear about the reaction of your friends and have you ever been re invited to their place LOL LOL LOL You silly girl ;)

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  61. O my goodness Jackie, what a story.
    If I had been there on the same time it had also been a flood on the floor.(Lots off fun=leaking under thing).
    Hugs Gerda

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  62. what a classically funny story!!! oh my, i love it!! like a scene from a movie. i can't help but smile.
    xox alison

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  63. A great story!! Thanks so much for all your supportive comments and a story to make me laugh!! Fabulous new header Jackie! Axx

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  64. dear jackie... you ALWAYS make me smile... this is a great story... i know i would have done the same thing... and i LOVE your new header... really lovely. xx pam

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  65. Hi Jackie, What a great story leading to those pics! You're still as amazing and interesting as ever. Always, always such a pleasure to read. By the way...thanks so much for "always" stopping by and being supportive.
    xoxo
    Mimi

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  66. Jackie, I am so sorry but I did chuckle at your story, but glad you were okish after! My husband completely fell through the floor while doing some work on the house a couple of months ago, loud bang then a thump, , i rushed through to see what had happened and teenage son sat on sofa said in calm deadpan voice not even looking up from book he was reading ,its only dad falling through ceiling ! TEENAGERS!husband was o k glad to say! bestest wishes,Linda.

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  67. My dear Jackie, you always make me smile :)) What a wonderful story ... love XXX

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  68. This just confirms once & for all that we are twins separated at birth Jac - I would have done exactly the same! Our parents must have gone to the London docks & put me on a boat out to Adelaide in 1956. Obviously you were the Good Twin, they chose you over me - & I've never got over it!!!
    Millie ^_^

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  69. Your blog looks divine and what a fabulous story!! xxxx

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  70. Lovely post Jackie!
    Cool blog look, love it!

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  71. Oh, Jackie, so lovely photos!
    I'm in London next week and am looking forward so much to it. I was the last time 17 years ago there!! I hope the weather is nice next week in England! - I love London!!!
    Big Hugs, Yvonne

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  72. Oh Jackie, you crack me up. I can't wait to tell Dave this story when he gets home tonight. I love a great social disaster story...makes me feel so much more at home with my own shortcomings!

    One of my favourite disaster stories happened to a girlfriend of mine. She and her husband were newlyweds with very little money. Her husband had just started a brand new job at a large law firm. They were then invited to a retirement dinner for one of the partners and were keen to make a good impression, but with literally no money to spend, they decided to "re-gift" a sterling silver platter they'd been given as a wedding gift. Around 100 people were there and everyone gathered around while the retiring partner opened his gifts. He beamed when he opened the gift from my friends "How beautiful, how generous" etc......THEN he picked it up and underneath the platter was a "Congratulations on your Wedding" card that whoever had bought the gift originally had thoughtfully tucked inside so the card wouldn't get lost in all the wedding chaos! The partner proceeded to open up the card read it to the entire party. Can you imagine?? My friends still can't talk about it without feeling sick!

    Meredy xo.
    p.s. thanks for your encouragement over the last few weeks Jackie. You rock.

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  73. Oh Jackie, I love it, I am laughing so hard.....sorry it has taken me so long to get round to commenting on this, things are still 100miles-a-minute with our house sale, hopefully completing tomorrow....phew!!

    What a great story - you should write a book :)

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments this week, I really appreciate them - so much. And thanks for putting my giveaways on your sidebar, that's great. I love giving gifts, almost more than I like receiving them, so this week has been brilliant :) I wish I could do it every day!

    Enjoy the sunshine, isn't it lovely today! xoxo

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  74. Hi Jackie!!! I would like to invite you to my very first giveaway!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  75. Dearest Jackie ~

    Seems I am a bit late for the hilarious party! My goodness what pain this must have caused ~ to the body and the ego! Ha! Trust me, I would have done exactly the same thing!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new blog look!

    Bisous,
    Melissa

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