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28 June, 2013

Friday Smiles and Pumpkin Soup

Hello Smiling Folk.  It's Friday again, and a few of us link in with Wipso for a few end-of-the-week smiles.

Here's a picture to show you that the rogue pumpkin that I posted last month has produced some delicious soup. Very warming.

Isn't it a great colour?
It's sunny here today although quite cold. I love these sunny winter days we've had recently and we had such lovely weather last week during my little holiday in Merimbula as well.  Thus my absence from Blogland.  Mind you, it poured with rain on the way through Gippsland to the south coast of New South Wales and the Brodribb River was a lake.  A few photos of that very soon.
Here's something more to make you smile which came from a friend this week. It's about travelling too.

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognises you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favourite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, but I don't remember what country I was in; maybe I was in Discreet! It's an age thing, you know.
Hope you enjoyed this - I think it's quite clever.

Have a lovely weekend.

15 June, 2013

Smiley Friday.

Hello Smilers all,

I'm not quite on death's door.  Caught a very unpleasant bug that has given me nearly two weeks with barking dog for a throat, and an elephant sitting on my chest.  It's nearly gone, and I'm dopey with the post viral lethargy. 

Anyway, he's a little funny story to make us all smile...  You can find more of them at Wipso's spot.

The old lady was very upset because her beloved husband, Albert had just passed away.  She went to the undertaker's to have one last look at her dear departed husband. The instant she saw him, she started to cry.

One of the undertakers approached the old lady to provide comfort in the sombre moment. Through her tears, she explained that she was upset because her dearest Albert was wearing a black suit, and it was his dying wish to be buried in a blue suit.

The undertaker apologised, and explained that traditionally, they always put the bodies in a black suit, but he would see what he could arrange.

The next day she returned to the undertaker's to have one last moment with Albert before his funeral the following day. When the undertaker pulled back the curtain, she managed to smile through her tears, as Albert was resplendent in a smart blue suit.

She said to the undertaker, "Wonderful, wonderful, but where did you get the beautiful blue suit?"
"Well yesterday afternoon, just after you left, a man about your husband's size was brought in and was wearing a blue suit.  His wife explained that she was very upset as he had always wanted to buried in a black suit." the undertaker replied.

The old lady smiles at the man.  He continued, "After that, it was simple a matter of swapping the heads... ".

Oh crikey;-)    Have a lovely weekend.