Tuesday, 8 January 2008

A New Year... Nostalgia, Tagged!

'Jack frost nipping at your nose' -View from my back garden

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a great time over Christmas and the new year. This is the time where I start thinking about what I want to do in the new year, I am hoping to pass my driving test! although I have to say I have no set goals, sometimes you can not plan things they just happen, or they change from the original plan ......... but there are a few small things I am hoping to do, one of them is knitting! In the past I thought knitting stretched as far as scarfs and grandmas cardigan, but I have come to realise that there are so many lovely things to be made, I have seen amazing socks, modern hats, and even a woolly jumper of a hot water bottle cover! So that is what I intend to try, I will go to the library and begin from scratch................ wish me luck!

'Its all Fun and Games'
Last night I went of rampage! yep, looking for a cable......... Over Christmas I remembered that I used to love playing computer games, they keep your mind active. Does anyone remember the early computer called the Commodore Amiga A600? Well, I still have mine and decided I wanted to take a trip back to childhood and make use of the machine. I searched the house for one missing cable, 3 hours I frantically searched, but didn't find it. As a last resort I tried it with just one cable and it works!!!!!! So all the old games are back out and I am going to be spending hours of simple pleasure, down memory lane........... I also used to own a ZX Spectrum, does anyone remember the' Dizzy' games? All based around an egg called Dizzy and all his adventures. Hours and hours of fun, here are a few pics to remind you......
I never imagined talking about computers on the blog, it seems out of place somehow, yet I wanted to mention what I was up too at the moment. So I hope you find something of interest....

I have also been tagged to mention 7 random unusual/weird facts about myself by my new blogging friend Michelle over at Cottage-Home , not too sure what to write, but here goes.........

1. I have a issue with books, It makes me cringe to the point of asking someone to put the book down if they bend back and crease the pages of a brand new book, I also pick up and examine every book on the shelf to find one in the best condition, if it has a slight bent or split edge I will not buy it! Does everyone do this or just me?

2. I love the Titanic, anything to do with the ship and the film, I also own official replica jewellery that was found in the pursers case. I own 2 rings, a brooch, necklace and a hat pin.I have only worn them a few times, they are safe in their boxes. I also went to London to see a titanic exhibition! it was fantastic...

3. I dream a lot! and nearly every morning I remember something from what I have dreamt. Have done ever since I was young, apparently some people cant remember a thing, I couldn't imagine that.........

4. I have visited places I might not have seen if I had not been to college. I have been at college for many a year, studying different things, with each course I got to visit some really interesting places, I am thankful for the chance, although I enjoyed my years studying at times I did not enjoy it and was unhappy, but if I had not done this I would not have the experiences I had. And years later it is the places and things I saw that remain in my memory, so I am happy..........

5. I have never worn a dress as an adult! really I don't wear them, I used to as a child and as a bridesmaid, but in summer I wear skirts, blouses top etc, I think this is habit more than anything, but still I have not wore a dress as long as I can remember........

6. I sometimes eat lettuce sandwiches, no salad, no meat, just salad cream and lettuce..... people thing I am strange.... am I?

7. I collect cups, mugs........ I have many different ones, a few collectors ones and fun ones that come with Easter eggs, like smarties, kit Kat, Oreo. Also 3 Harry potter, and a musical tetley tea, and a Alka Seltzer Pink Panther mug that he changes from green to pink when water is added, they are quite old. I also brought home mugs from Egypt when I visit! 5 visits so I now have many themed cups! ha,ha oh yes and Wallace and grommit...........can you tell I love cups!

There we are, 7 things about me, it was a challenge trying to think of things, I am not sure who to tag at the moment, everyone seems to have been tagged already, so if you visit and would like to join in , consider yourself 'Tagged'

'No Business Like Show Business'

Now something that seems posts ago, I mentioned I was in a play, Arsenic and old lace, I thought I would share the picture with you I am sorry it is so blurred! I am the police woman on the landing at the left!
Here is another picture of me in 2006 in a play called 'When We Are Married' I am sat in the centre chair on the stage in the cream blouse and beige skirt, nearly hidden by the man in black, who is our director! Happy new year to all my blogging friends and I look forward to getting to know you all better through 2008!

Bye for now
Priscilla x


Linda said...

Hi Priscilla, that is a great view from of your backyard....I didn't realize you were in the country...or are you on the outskirts of a small village.
Loved learning more about you...5 time to Egypt, I have always want to travel there.
Thanks for posting the play pictures...I saw you. Are you in anything at the moment?? Hugs and all the best. Linda

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Hi Priscilla ~

Your back yard looks so pretty.

We had a Commodore 64, when I was younger.

I am the same way about books! And I feel the same about the Titanic. I'm absolutely fascinated. I saw the exhibit when it was in Minnesota, a few years back! It was amazing. I rarely ever remember having dreamt during the night. I wish I did! And, I've never worn a dress during my adult life either. Only skirts. They're more comfortable, somehow. Although, I always prefer pants.

Teresa said...

I really enjoyed learning more about you!
I love books and magazines. I always try to get ones that haven't been looked at or handled. I want everything about it to feel new to me.
I hope you have a wonderful new year.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Priscilla...nice to see you again!! It's very frosty here in WA too...although hardly any snow!
Happy New Year!

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michelle said...

Hi Priscilla, Thanks for joining in the "tag", it was lovely learning more about you.

kathyann said...

Hi Priscilla,I love the view of your garden,we had a similar view from our old house,it backed onto fields where the dogs would go for their run,its such a shame it has been built on since we moved so i'm glad we moved now!
Are you going to be in any plays this year? Hope you manage to get going with the knitting it can be quite theraputic once you get the hang of it.I have to admit I prefer trousers and skirts to dresses ,although I have just bought some new patterns for Bethany's dress for her leavers do,so I might run one up for myself for the summer!love from Kathyann and the girls

Julie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Your garden is wonderful. I can't wait to start gardening again this spring.

Wild Rose said...

Hi Priscilla

Happy New Year! I also go through the books on the shelf to find the best copy and I do the same with magazines, as I don't want the copy with the bent corners!

I had no idea that you acted ~ is this a hobby?

Marie x

Faith said...

I loved reading your blogs, they made me laugh and made me feel im not the only one that likes to have a bit of fun and adventure.
Good for you getting your games out Ive been having a go on sonic the hedge hog sega game while I have not been able to quilt or do much I cant get past level two yet!! hee hee I love your view of the garden my dogs would jump and run run run looking for rabbits.

Anonymous said...

Hello ~ Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! What a pretty backyard!

Wild Rose said...

I'm back ~ I have a couple of awards for you, so come on over and collect them.

Have a great weekend.

Marie x

Kerri said...

Hi Priscilla! I just wanted to answer the question you asked on my blog about Diane Mott Davidson books. She writes culinary mysteries and they are funny and they are pretty good mysteries. They are not the best books I've ever read, they don't keep me up all night reading, but they are good and funny and sometimes cheesy, and a good, easy read. Hope this helps!

You have a beautiful blog! :)

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