Thursday, May 30, 2013

Question Time

    Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also helps me to get feedback on a number of questions.  Do you spend more time listening to the radio or watching television?  I spend far more time listening to the radio than watching television. When I am not listening to a talk show I am taking in some good music on my favourite programmes.
       As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Music. Who are your favourite musical artistes?  That could be such a long list for me - Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Olivia Newton John etc. Do you have a favourite song or album of all time?  Not really but I have bought several of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley's albums. Are you attending any concerts this summer?  I am not good in large crowds but if a concert or any musical show is on television I will be sure to watch it. What musical competitions do you watch on television? A Jamaican reality show, Digicel Rising Stars.  I can hardly wait for this season to start.  It is similar to American idol.




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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bird Figurine Series - # 40

A Burst Of Purple - Wordless Wednesday Linky


                                                   
                                          

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Decorating With Birds - Creative Monday Blog Hop

     For many years my twin and I decorated our home with bird calendars, pictures, figurines, wall hangings etc. I have continued to do so. This week I share some of the ways that we have decorated our home with birds.  Every year we have a bird calendar. I love the beautiful Golden Whistler that is featured for May 2013 on my Birds of Australia calendar. David Messent Photography did an excellent job sharing  several birds.


      Our bookshelf  is decorated with birds.  This is a special bird picture for me as Janine and I bought it many years ago when we were on a shopping trip in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
          
    There are also bird wall hangings. Here are 3 of our favourites that came all the way from Austria.




 
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Question Time

   Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also helps me to get feedback on a number of questions.  Where shoes are concerned, what type of heels do you like?  There was a time when Janine and I used to wear very high heels.  These days I rarely wear shoes that have heels higher than 2 inches.  I also have some flat heeled ones which I usually wear at home.
  As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Summertime.   What summer activities are you looking forward to this season?  Travelling to Jamaica's popular tourist resort in Ocho Rios to do some shopping. I also look forward  to enjoying nature and good weather, hopefully without a storm or hurricane this year.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bird Figurine Series - # 39


      Janine and I were so thrilled when we got these figurines as gifts from our mother.  We just loved the colours. I have been doing some research in order to find out what species these birds are. Based on pictures and information in one of my bird books I am wondering if they are figurines of  Hoopoes. 

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Nature's Shades Of Blue - Wordless Wednesday Linky



                                          

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Monday, May 20, 2013

A Special Dinner - Creative Monday Blog Hop

  Whenever it is time to celebrate a special day I like to try something a bit different or something that we have not had for a while. Of course it has got to include some favourites. That was exactly the case for Mother's Day. The links for the recipes are under the picture.
Pepper Steak,Potato Salad With Mixed Vegetables,Rice & Peas,Cabbage & Carrot Salad,Fried Ripe Plantains

 
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Question Time

   Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also help me to get feedback on a number of questions.  Do you have a sweet tooth?  Yes, but the strangest thing is that if sweet things are not around me for a very long time I can do without them.  However if they are in my home I struggle to keep away from them. Nevertheless there are times when I eat so much and no more.
  As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Children's books.  What are your favourite books from your childhood?  The Bobbsey Twins Books.  Who is your favourite children's author? Laura Lee Hope, the author of these books.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bird Figurine Series - # 38

  In that Janine and I have never travelled abroad we often jokingly called ourselves 'kiwi birds.' The kiwi is the national bird of New Zealand and cannot fly. Many years ago Janine got this wooden kiwi from one of her pen-pals. If I recall correctly it was carved by her pen-pal's father.
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We're Still Celebrating! - Wordless Wednesday Linky

Delicious cake for Mom
We are still enjoying the cake with ice-cream!

                                          

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Tribute - Creative Monday Blog Hop

   Like many countries Mother's Day 2013 is celebrated on Sunday, May 12, in Jamaica. It is always a very special day for me as my mother is a very important person in my life. In fact she has been the only parent that I have had since I was 13.  Mom has always been there for me in good times and bad times proving to be a tower of strength through many of life's trials.  On this Mother's Day she is celebrating with 2 children although she gave birth to 4.  I know that my twin sister Janine and brother Sutcliffe are here with us in spirit so when I make a card I never leave their names out.  Below is the card that I made for Mom. I  got cartridge paper, old calendars, paste and scissors and got busy. Of course two of my favourite things had to be on the card - a bird and flowers.
  A mother's love is very special. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers who are celebrating this special day.


 
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Question Time

    Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also help me to get feedback on a number of questions. Do you exercise regularly?  If so, what type of exercise is your favourite?  I can hardly believe how disciplined I have become when it comes on to exercising every day. My favourite exercise is Yoga. I like the fact that it involves meditation. I find Yoga exercises good for the mind and body.
     As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Television. What genre of television shows do you enjoy the most?  I am not much of a television person these days but my twin and I used to enjoy comedies and soap operas.  Which television shows are your current favourites?  Reality shows with my favourite being a Jamaican show Digicel Rising Stars, which is somewhat similar to American idol. Which season finale are you most anticipating? None at this time.  What is your favourite television show of all time?  It is hard to choose as I have had so many favourites - Three Is Company, The Jeffersons, Different Strokes, The Cosby Show, Bold & Beautiful, Generations etc. I could go on and on!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Creating Floral Collages - Creative Monday Linky

      I love to take pictures and among my favourites are definitely flowers. I headed to Picmonkey.com and made some collages.  I am going to find time to upload them on Pinterest soon.
      May 5 is my blogger friend Clairejustine's birthday and I am always happy to co-host this hop with her.  Happy Birthday greetings coming all the way from Jamaica to you Claire over there in England.  Many happy returns.




 
   Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy H-J's Thoughts where you can link up all your creative posts.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Question Time

    Every weekend I will have a blog post where I ask and answer questions.  It is a good way for readers to get to know more about me and also help me to get feedback on a number of questions.  What are your favourite clothes items - top with pants, skirts and blouses, top with shorts or dresses?  Over the years Janine and I have mainly worn dresses. Actually we last wore pants in our early teens. We just never liked wearing pants. Our mother loves pants and wears then almost all the time.  These days I only wear dresses, skirts and blouses.  
    As usual I am participating in Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy where this week the theme is Movies. What is your favourite movie of all time?  What upcoming Movie are you most looking forward to seeing? Do you have a favourite Book to Movie adaptation? Have you ever watched a movie that you wanted to love but hated or anticipated hating but fell in love with?  I have not watched a movie in a long time.  These days if I decide to watch a movie it would definitely be one that makes me laugh a lot.  Anyway I am a big Danielle Steel fan so I would like to see one of her books as a movie.

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