Hello my dear readers! I could give you all a great big HUG! You probably don't realise just how wonderful you are, do you?! No you don't, I can see you're thinking, "what's she want to give me a hug for? What have I done to receive such loving sentiments?!!" Well, I've just been sitting down and reading all your fantastic comments about my painted tags, from my last post! When people say nice things like you did, it has a very positive effect!
I must admit, I love giving out compliments. Maybe I'm too forthright with them sometimes................... for instance, men think that if you say something nice about their jumper, or whatever, that you're flirting with them. But I'm a very happily married girl, and flirting is the furthest thing from my mind. If I see that someone is wearing a nice top, or piece of jewellery, I can't help myself, I just have to tell that person they look great, whether it be man, woman, or child (I always tell my Niece and My husband's Nieces and Nephews they look nice if they're wearing a lovely dress or whatever). Maybe people just aren't used to getting compliments? I'm used to giving them, I like giving them. Sometimes people squirm when I compliment them, because they don't know what to say.
When I get a compliment, I always say thank you in a happy way, with a big smile on my face, and then the giver feels like their compliment has been appreciated.
So what I'm saying is thank you, with a big smile on my face, for all your wonderful compliments, you're all very generous.................. and I now feel very, very happy!
I have a sneaking suspicion my camera is giving me signals that it's failing. One of the buttons isn't working properly, and that's ringing alarm bells for me. I use a little digital camera, a Canon IXUS 40, a 'focus on your subject, and press the button to take a photo' type camera. I love this camera. It was a gift from Hugo some years ago, and I like the photos it takes. This little trusty camera is one of the tools of my trade, along with my watercolour paints, brushes and pencils. Life would not be bearable without it! So I need to start the arduous task of researching what new cameras are out there. Any suggestions? I'm a bit of a techno-phobe, but I think I might be ready for a more complex camera..................... something that takes amazing photos preferably!
I'm hoping for a camera as reliable as my paints and brushes. SLR's are good aren't they? I don't know what SLR stands for................. And nothing with instructions that could potentially give me a Migraine. So, I'm not asking for much!
I've been meaning to show you this newspaper cutting all week, and forgetting. Maybe you've heard about the Mersham ladies, from the Afternoon Club? (I love their name for their club, Afternoon Club, it's so genteel). The Mersham Ladies from the Afternoon Club, have been knitting small replicas of the buildings and environs of their village, over the last twenty-three years. How wonderful is that? Have a look here.
I've also joined a "swap". It's the first one I've ever taken part in, and i thought it might be fun, having seen them on other people's blogs. The theme is roses, and it was set up by Melanie, at A Country Dream.
My swap partner is Sarah, at little house by the sea.
I sent off my goodies today, which were great fun putting together, I just hope Sarah likes my gifts. It was harder buying and making gifts, than I thought, because buying presents for someone you don't know is tough, you just don't know their tastes. I will let you open the box and have a look at my gifts, when I'm sure Sarah has opened it first! Some time next week!
So! Friday has come around again! And here in England, there's a Bank Holiday on Monday. There are always two Bank Holidays in May, don't know why. I'm not sure what Hugo and I are doing this weekend, or for the Bank Holiday, so I'll play it safe, and say I'll be back on Tuesday, all bright eyed and bushy tailed! I hope you all have a great weekend, and I look forward to chatting with you again on Tuesday. I'm off to make myself a Shandy, put my feet up, and crochet. What a great way to start the weekend, don't you think?! Love Vanessa xxx