Well, who would have thought that the Perfect Evening would start with this?
...A cake baked baked with GREEN SPRINKLY THINGS ON TOP? Does not compute!!!!! Not as far as this domestic goddess is concernced!
Ah sufferin' heart!...who ever heard of such a thing? Let's face it. Green and cake do not GO - unless it is St Patrick's Day. ....which is in March and this is September! In all fairness now!...
Admit it...it looks like a cake sprinkled with oregano (or is that Oregono? ...Ah no, sure everyone knows that Oregono is a part of the USA)
...but regarding the green stuff on cake .....you are SO wrong...
'cos it is...
...in fact ...a home baked...WAIT FOR IT...
Blueberry, Rasberry and LIME sponge cake!
Yeah, ...what looks a bit like parsley/mareejooaannah is in fact: finely shredded lime rind. DELICIOUS! .... SCRUMPsheeTIshoUS....AND verry nice too!
Poor Marie, - the girl who baked it. She took some slaggin' from us saying "You can't put parsley on a cake - Get with the program!"
She baked it especially for us. Thanks Marie!
"Who's dah?" I hear you ask.
Let me introduce y'all to Herself....
Marie. My Steve's lovely girlfriend
(Ah sufferin' heart Steve...dat girl can cook...marry 'er quick!) (No pressure now son!) Would I Mimi? ;-)
Above is the said Marie..... Marie Irwin..future Mrs Flynn...MMMMmmm. I like the sound of that.
I was going to crop this pic but I realised it showed so much of our ordinary everyday life.........such as it is........good or bad.......impressive or not.......rich or poor.
Without meaning to I had snapped a photo of a little corner of our lives and so I share it here with you.
So,......what does this ordinary snapshot show of our ordinary lives in this ordinary but extraordinary photo?
In the above pic you will see:
....The lovely Marie...petting our much loved yorkie, Pretty.
To left of them is one of) Paul's guitars. He is a multi talented musician/singer/songwriter who owns 5-ish guitars.
... in bottom left hand corner you will see Paul's feet wearing the hand crafted slippers I made for him...Cosy toes.
...and just below the guitar you will see our beloved doggie, Holly (highly strung, hyperactive, wired to the moon Yorkie (ha!- you thought that was meself!).........(I wish I had her energy.... but stress is the only energy I have left!)
And there's more to show ye'
A snapshot of me/him/and yer man...ye' know...what's 'is name?...the one with the tattoos.
I LOVE ME DA!
Steve is the only of our three sons who followed Paul into the world of music. Paul is a very talented singer/songwriter, as is Steve. Paul is presently banned from using his singing voice for a year-(ish) due to his recent skirimish with throat cancer (thyroid) from which he is making a remarkable recovery.
MMMmmm ...it does not stop him from moaning at me in his sexy gravelly Tom Waits type tones! Moan all ye' want Flynner, I can take it.
Anyway...Steve and Marie called over tonight with the scrumptous freshly baked cake. We had a lovely evening talking about old times and simply chillin'
Lovely evening. Couldn't be better. Thanks guys.
Poor Steve is showing signs of his recent biking accident...he has road rash on right cheek and a black eye. Still as handsome as hell in my eyes though! Below: Big hug with Paul and Marie.
...and a bug hig with me!
Now, a cute pic of Pretty suckin' up to Marie...
Awwwwwhhhh!!!! Does God make dogs any cuter than this?
Ooooh, something just struck me...God spelt backwards is Dog
........(and apparently - evil spelt backwards is live...as my son, Chris, just pointed out)...
Ah, feck off sirhC...this is MY Glob
Now that brings to mind a little exercise I use with my literacy students...this tends to flummox them.
I love the English language and playing with words - indeed I have made a living playing with words for years.
So here is a little spelling exercise that I believe I am the ONLY person in the whole world to have discovered! (Do I get copyright?...Ah feck, who cares!) feck is not a swear word by the way....not unless you misspell it ;-)
This might do your head in, so be warned!...
Last time I did this, one student said in a lovely flat Dublin accent...(think of Colin Farrell here)..."Ah, Pammie, yur' doin' me feckin' buzz in!"
(Just doin' me job son)
Well, what can I say? If I am doin' yer' buzz in ...well, so be it.
I'm not very religious at all but I am spiritual. Like or lump it. That's me.
Here we go....
God/Devil/ - Good/Evil
Take the work GOD...add the letter O and you have the word ...GOOD
Now...take the word DEVIL..Delete the letter D
...and you have the word...EVIL
Still not flummoxed?
Well, then... just put the two new letters together and you have the letters...D and O...= Do...
Do Good or Do Evil..... Suit yer'self.
Iz yer' buzz dun inn r do ah hav too carrie awn?