Tuesday, 20 August 2013

You don't need plus fours when you have cowboy boots

I have a belief that all of us have talents, something we do for the first time and we are brilliant at.

 The first time I played golf at a driving range I realised golf isn't my talent (as well as pottery, any sport, cooking, gardening, hair, singing, acting - this list goes on) however this doesn't diminish my optimism at all.  This year at our local park we had an archery taster session, I was there, kids were good and I bounced up obviously ready to show my awesome powers, I had to ask the poor embarrassed man what I need to do about my huge bosom which kept getting in the way, predictably  I was rubbish.

My current attempt at crochet

It's meant to be square

Saturday, charity shopping, my flipping hair was playing up, the bag I got in Wales (yup, charity shop)that I fell in love with 



Monday, a farm, what is wrong with my hair? the handle fell of my bag, bugger,  Missy looking divine in her 50's effect charity shop number

Today we went the driving range, my cowboy boots I love, my automatic nerf gun I love too, my hair has been attacked and forced into straight submission 
I love my cowboy boots, they are a size 4, once upon a time I believed all new shoes were sore and had to be really really broken in, it never occurred that maybe I actually was a size 5


and I am allowed to vote


Tasty golf shot





On a positive note to the world, I have produced an intelligent lot.  My eldest passed her 'A' LEVELS, blinking nora I am so proud, she's off to University in September (staying at home) and is the first woman ever in my family to do so.  She has also learned to use a tin opener this week (she won't be happy I shared that!!!)


do share your talents, I am always in awe of talented people
I think it would be lovely to turn your hand to something
(so to speak)


See you soon you awesome bunch of lovliness
xxxxxxxxxx


24 comments:

  1. You know what your talent is, Sandra? Being funny, being you! As daft as that sounds, having an authentic, engaging, funny voice on a blog is NOT something everyone manages, but you do it effortlessly.
    I laughed at the image of your wondrous bazoomas getting in the way of the bow, I chuckled at your crochet, I squealed "oh no!" at the handle falling off your bag, and sniggered at your shoe size story. See? This is what you're good at!
    Love those frocks, and your hair is fine, you daft bugger!
    Many congratulations to your daughter, she's done brilliantly.
    I have no particular talents to speak of, apart from the ability to string a few sentences together, remember loads of song lyrics, and drink pints. Not great for the CV but it'll do! xxxx

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    1. I am genuinely touched by your lovely words, Hell I'm a little misty (I'm an emotional sod)thank you!- btw remembering song lyrics is pretty cool, I make them up and stringing sentences together is very useful, one time I forgot the word for a mat and ended up mimicking like a bull what you do on one and drinking pints I share! xx

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  2. You are hilarious and you're a damned sight better at crochet than I was, I couldn't even get a loop to stay on the hook.
    Loving that square dancing number complete with cowboy boots and I'm thrilled at your daughter's success.
    I've the memory of an elephant and can apply lipstick without a mirror. Will that do? xxx

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    1. lipstick application without a mirror is truly an art form, yep! and having a memory is a wonderful thing, I am sick of standing in a room and wondering why I'm there! and thank you for your lovely comments too, I'm all warm and fuzzy x

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  3. LOL @ your crochet ... but the trick to being good at something is to be really convincing when you pretend it was meant to turn out like that.
    xx

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    1. ahhh, I see, its meant to be abstract crochet! It's actually art gallery free thinking crochet, you're right! it works!!

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  4. Thrifting is a talent! And so is looking fabulous!

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    1. thrifting IS a talent! and by goodness you did well with your jeans and all your other fab finds, and thank you x

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  5. Oh Sandra, you do make me giggle. I agree that you've definitely effortlessly funny. I laughed at the archery and shoe stories. Although I think your crochet is a damn sight better than I'd ever be able to do! I don't have a talent. Love all your outfits, that first dress is particularly beautiful xx

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    1. Thank you Louise, I'm all blushy! I think you are a great writer, you discuss very interesting subject, have great outfits and your 'Serendipity Sunday' is hugely popular, blogging is one of your talents! x

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  6. You look so freakin' adorable!
    Funny, I'm annoyed at my huge bosom today, because it's all swollen and sore...but SO admiring your beauties!!! Gawd, yes, what to DO with them when using a bow and arrow?! Must be why the Amazon's cut one off. Ugh!
    You are such a laugh, and must be such a fun Mum to have!!! I never fancied cowboy boots as much as I do now having seen you rock them! XXX

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  7. yup, boobies thrust east and arms almost 13o degree west caused minimal twanging - but bosoms do need their own care package, poor you - my children do not recognise my awesome-ness yet hehe x thank you for all your lovliness!! x

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  8. I am not good at sports either! Oh well! Love your cute outfits! The dresses are just gorgeous, especially the white and green printed one!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  9. thank you! love your blog btw x

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  10. Oh Gosh... Talents????? I was always involved (as was my entire family) with MUSIC. I played piano, clarinet and sang... Went to college and majored in Music (Voice and Education).... Teaching was a talent too I guess since I did it for several years. These days, this ole active 71 yr. older just enjoys hiking/traveling/yardwork/genealogy/birdwatching --and of course, blogging and Facebook.... None of that is considered talent I guess --but I'm happy and doing what I enjoy!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Betsy, you are indeed a legend of many talents! I think it would be lovely to sing and be musical! x

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  11. Just popped by to say hello! Lovely post that's put a smile on my face. Congratulations to your daughter...no wonder you're chuffed. I'm crap at sports though I used to be a half decent cross country runner about 100 years ago.Hurrah for your huge bosom getting in the way and cowboy boots.
    Talents...hmmm. I have a head full of factoids that come in handy in a pub quiz, I can ride a horse and do a really good impression of Katherine Hepburn. All very useful I think you'll agree.x

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    1. Hello! I'm chuffed you popped over for a visit - horse riding would be an amazing experience, I have only been on a lively donkey which I rode on sideways - Katherine Hepburn impressions! open mouth admiration and factoids are useful especially in winning pub quizzes x

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  12. Love a gal in cowboy boots and nerf gun! 'Im really rubbish at sooooo many things, but I do have some secret talents - I am excellent at finding lost things (except my own!), am a wonder at op shopping and I make a superb lasagne. Random and not very useful but there you have it. XXX

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    1. all of your talents of useful and fabulous! where would we be without a superb lasagne after finding the very important thingy after a day of op shop treasure finds! x

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  13. Lovely! My talent is/ are (well, not English ) a few things that I amuse people with at parties, Such as ... don't know the words. I get back after using Google translate ...

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  14. ... wawing with my shoulder blades!

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    1. I think you are good at English, I know 5 sentences in Spanish and French and can remember 3 words from a year of learning Latin - love shoulder blade action, especially at parties, much better than what I can do (which is to drink) x thank you for visiting, I love your blog! x

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  15. You and your daughter are so cute! And you are so funny hehe, don't worry I'm also not good at cooking, cleaning, sports....but we are all good at something ;) You see the funny side of things and aren't afraid of making fun of yourself and that is a talent (so many people are too stuck up/snobby to do that)! Congrats to your daughter, you must be so proud!

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