Friday, 22 March 2013

O SPRING, SPRING, WHEREFORE ART THOU SPRING ?!! ..........

I'm not one to moan about the weather ......... I really do love all of the seasons but, somehow, Spring seems to be leaving it a little bit late this year to say the least !!!!!




Have there been any signs of birds nesting yet ? 



I don't think so .....



" The Spring has sprung,
The grass is rizz,
I wonder where them birdies is ? "
- Pooh Bear !!


Are there any Spring lambs frolicking in the lush green fields ? I haven't seen any !!




 No warm Spring days on the horizon, for driving the roadster with the top down .....




 No Spring outfits have been taken out of the wardrobe .....


At the moment, I have no inclination to venture out into the garden to plant seeds .....


Spring cleaning hasn't even entered my mind .....


..... and drying clothes outside is not an option at the moment !!


If anyone has organised an early Spring wedding, they are going to be disappointed with the weather .....


All that we have been promised is rain, sleet  .....




..... and more snow !!!!!


Here's hoping that warmer days, spring bulbs and country walks are on the horizon.




Keep warm, pour yourselves another cup of coffee and have a listen to the Beach Boys !!






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Jackie

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

BY INVITATION ....




Our 'By Invitation' subject this month is ' The Thing That You Most Want To Do That You've Never Done before ..... Reality or Fantasy, Money no Object '........... what a question !!!!



After a bit of consideration, my first thought was that, whatever I choose, someone will think " is that all she could think of ", money no object and all.

 I could travel to strange and unusual places.....  


..... learn to Tango in Argentina .....



..... drive a Bugatti Veyron Supersport : 
0 - 60 mph in 2.6 seconds
top speed: 268 mph
Price: $2.5 million !!!!


..... or, maybe cross a glacier on foot ..... even find the solution to World Peace and poverty .....
the list is endless, but today, being in a light-minded, flippant and frivolous kind of mood, I am thinking that I would love to join the Cirque du Soleil bungee ballet in their show 'Saltimbanco'. We have seen many Cirque du Soleil shows and, I have seen 'Saltimbanco' quite a few times.


Here's a little taster .....


Four ( .... or, make that five if I was to join them !! ) weightless creatures float, tumble and fly through the air accompanied by an operatic aria, ' Il Sogno Di Volare '..... their serene aerial dance conjuring up images of fantastic white birds reaching towards the sky. 









Wouldn't you just love to fly ? ( ..... hopefully missing that parked car !!!! )

Please pop over to Marsha and see what the other 'By Invitation' participants would do .





Have a great week ..... must fly !!


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Jackie