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Friday, 19 November 2010

Blogfest Bonanza

First of all apols for being quiet these past few days. I was asked to redesign our local church website and amalgamate it with my own church site which has taken me 3 days and can now be seen at: http://www.stlukes.buckfastleigh.org/ It's been a huge buzz for me as I'm largely a self-taught web designer. I hardly slept and forgot to eat lunch yesterday I was so engrossed in it. LOL! So if you get time to hop over there do let me know what you think?

Liz is hosting  First Gifts Blog Hop
Do you remember the first gift you ever received from your boyfriend? Girlfriend? Spouse? Life partner? Did you get something sparkly? A mood ring that turned your finger purple? Sexy lingerie? An ugly puppy?  A toaster?  If you've got a story to tell: funny, sad, or in-between then ket us know.

My shiny new boyfriend, Tim and I spent our first date, can you guess where? No? well on the Kennet and Avon Canal. He took me to see the Devizes locks! I worked in the local bookshop that specialised in transport books and maps and had shown an interest in canals and the books relating to them, so naturally Tim thought it would be nice for us to visit the newly refurbished locks before a cream team at Laycock Abbey. He also had a friend with his own railway bookshop along the canal at Brassknocker Basin, Monkon Combe where there were a few shops and a cafe. We found some lovely narrow boats and some sellers of Roses and Castles Canalware.
Now my memory is rather rusty on the details, it being now 23years ago, but  when Tim and I gave one another our first gifts after dating a few times, it turned out that we had bought one another the exact same thing: 

We will have been married 21years in December. Oh and if you are wondering, I was too nervous to eat my cream tea on that first date and later I couldn't eat the evening meal either, so my dear Tim asked me if I was anorexic! The next date we went to see Room with  View with all those men running around in the 'all together'. He squirmed with embarrassment, which was funny, bless!

Okay next, Michael is hosting a Harry Potter Blogfest, which I thought was 19th Nov and is in fact 11th Dec .
I've started thinking of my entry...

11th Dec. In 500 words, I would like you to create a scene with any of the HP characters from any of the seven books. It could be anything you want. Funny, magical, serious, etc. And for an added twist, let's have it set during the holidays. Christmas or Thanksgiving.