So, on our long drive home from school yesterday, we were able to hear President Obama take his oath. The beautiful boy did not want to listen to the ceremony or the speech.
"Mummy I'm really not interested. Can I have the iPod?"
So I gently explained to my little 7 year old man, born just days before 9/11, that this was a moment of history being made. History in his lifetime and that, one day, when he was a big man who was interested in politics, I would remind him that he quietly listened to President Obama introduce himself to the world.
And so he listened. To the whole speech. Quietly. And when it was over he turned to me and he said
"Mummy, if it's all so good why are you crying?"
Of course as soon as we got home we called North Carolina to share in their hope and happiness.
The beautiful boy spoke to his dear friend.
You need to know this friend has a very cute little sister.
What follows is the side of the conversation that I was able to hear.
"Hello. I like your new president....How much snow? ..... She ate it? You mean just a biscuit snowman don't you? ...A real one? ...She ate it all? ....Cool!
Like I said. History being made.
This week I have been sent two more awards! Thank-you so much to Buffy and Shabby Chick who both sent me this little lady! Very kind of you both.And now, at last, I would like to present a couple of awards of my own!!
The first one is my Laugh Out Loud Award.
I am presenting this to two blogs which, no matter what my mood, can always reduce me to fits of laughter. Huge guffaws which scare my family and induce tuts and harumphs if I happen to interrupt something gripping like Top Gear, Scrap Heap Challenge or a Bear Grylls Adventure. Imagine! Well, you try reading them without a good giggle bubbling out!!
I am awarding it to.......
Thank-you ladies. You've made my wrinkles deeper but I wouldn't have it any other way!
The rules of this award are that you don't have to mention it nor display it on your blog. Nor do you have to link back to me, but if you would like to, that's fine. You don't have to pass it on to anyone but if you know someone who deserves it, then go ahead and share the fun! The only thing you should really do is open some bubbly to celebrate and have an extra glass for me! x
Onto my next award; The Scrummy Eye Candy Award!
I have to be careful around colour. It makes me impulsive. When out shopping I am often in danger of buying anything at all if it's just the right shade of pink. Colours can make my heart skip a beat and colour is what I spend hours playing with in my workroom! For all these reasons I would like to present this award to two very special blogs which I visit for a regular visual kick! I am always sure in the knowledge that I'll see something so beautiful it will make my heart smile.
I'm sure many of you know them already, but stop by again. Make your heart smile too, just for a moment in your busy day. I am awarding it to.......
Thank-you both for all the colour. You make my days brighter!
The rules of this award are to enjoy it as above. I wish I could send you the real sweeties too, but they just vanished...!!
Instead, keeping a promise made last week, the pictures that follow are for you Lucy. Here are some of my china flowers (and Vanessa, I know you'll love them too!)
I can't believe I have such a fragile collection.
They all live under glass so I don't have to dust them...
I'm so clumsy they just wouldn't survive!
So, that's all for today. Sorry I've been away so long. I'll be back soon. I think it's time for an upholstery update! And maybe you'd like to see some of my recent thriftings? Oh have I got treats to share!
Enjoy the rest of your week. t.x
Of course if any of my lovely followers or subscribers would like to pass these awards around then go ahead! The more laughter and eye candy going around the better I say! t.xx