Sunday, June 26, 2011

Perhaps you could help too?

Today I’m writing about two very important blogs created by a blogging friend, Dirty Butter. We met up because of the chat box on ExposeYourBlog!. We discovered that we have a lot in common, though we live across the world from each other. We sell old stuff online (DB antiques and collectables – me vintage postcards) and we both used to teach.

Can you help? Every parent knows the agony of their child losing his/her favourite soft toy. Here is an amazing blog to put searchers and toys together. Anyone can help, anywhere in the world… spread a little happiness!

A second idea from DB: As everyone knows in April and May this year a lot of people in parts of the U.S. lost everything because of the tornados. In April and May a lot of young couples are busy preparing for their weddings. Imagine losing the wedding dress you’d dreamt of and saved up for. A special site created to help would be brides have their wedding after all. There have been many generous donations of dresses. Now the problem is to find the brides to fit them. If you know anyone who lost their dress or needs help with preparations because of the tornados, please tell them about this site.

As if there wasn't enough to do already, DB also has a couple of other blogs, Yesterday’s Memories and Day to Day with a Movement Disorder in which she talks about coping with Essential Myoclonus and some of the medication she has to take

Friday, June 17, 2011

My A-Z

Picked up at One Step Up (and Two Steps Back)

A. Age - 55
B. Bed size - double
C. Chore that you hate the most – drying the dishes
D. Dogs – None, I used to have a Border Collie called Elkie
E. Essential start to your day – an orange
F. Favourite colour - purple
G. Gold or silver - gold
H. Height - 5'6"
I. Instruments you play – I played the ‘cello for four years at school and I used to have a guitar
J. Job title – self employed deltiologist (postcards)
K. Kids - 3
L. Live – Charente Maritime, France
M. Mother's name - Margaret
N. Nicknames – Anji, gorgeous mummykins
O. Overnight hospital stays – For each baby, 5 days and nights in hospital and one night when Olivier had concussion
P. Pet peeve – can’t think of one for the moment
Q. Quote from a movie - "Don’t cry” Tom Hanks in You’ve Got Mail
R. Right or left handed - right
S. Siblings – two younger sisters and a little brother
T. Time you wake up – the alarm goes off at 6am
U. Underwear – clean and paid for
V. Vegetable you hate – cabbage
W. What makes you run late – Having to look for someone else’s lost property
X. X-rays you've had – back and lots of my teeth
Y. Yummy food that you make - Quiche
Z. Zoo animal – elephant, but not in the zoo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It’s Red Bull time again

For the third year in a row, the Red Bull cliff diving event will be held on Saturday in La Rochelle. The divers will dive from the top of the St Nicolas Tower. Both Rob and Olivier have extra hours, being around while everything is set up in the evening after the tourists have left. Rob got home at 2 the other morning. We’re still tired! No exclusive pics I’m afraid, everything is strictly controlled and copywrite.

Dom and J-M came for the weekend. Dom has had her hair cut to celebrate the end of her master’s years. She looks like Meg Ryan in ‘You’ve got mail’, especially when she runs around the house in her jim-jams. In September she starts her Doctorate, she’s managed to sort out her funding without too much trouble (but a lot of stress). We had a great time. We went to a brocante (boot sale/ garage sale) and found some interesting bargains.

Yes, I now have my very own laptop and it has a web cam (don’t they all?) so I might do a vlog one of these fine days. Just have to wait until there is no one at home…