Six word Saturday


Overwhelmed with wishes!  Thank you all!

I seem to've got myself in a hole at the moment!

I seem to’ve got myself in a bit of a hole!

You’ll be able to find out where on next Monday’s walk, but meanwhile I have some serious catching up to do!  I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has left comments on the blog in the past week.  I’ll be visiting you as soon as I possibly can.

I had a wonderful birthday, and the smile on my face wasn’t even seriously dented when my mobile phone made a bid for freedom from the bottom of my bag and swam off beneath the ferry!  It did, of course, provide much amusement for the other passengers.  I hope you’ll excuse me if I simply post a quick gallery of highlights.

Rounded off nicely with a stroll by the river

Rounded off nicely with a stroll by the river

Such delightful memories!  Here’s wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  I’m off to visit Cate at Show My Face and check out Six Word Saturday. See you soon!



  1. oh! mi spiace di non averti potuto fare gli auguri per tempo per il tuo complenno! 😦 ma penso che anche adesso andranno bene ugualmente, il tuo grande regalo lo hai avuto soggiornando in questi luoghi stupendi, e il tuo grande sorriso la dice molto lunga sulla tua felicità!
    Un grande abbraccio alla mia cara e preziosa amica Giovanna!!

    1. Thanks, Elaine 🙂 Sorry, I didn’t get around many of the 6 worders on Saturday. I’m still working on catching up. I think scheduling a walk while I was away was a bit foolhardy, but I had a brilliant time.

    1. It was a definite antique, Suze. I’d been debating a new one for 2 years. No excuse now 🙂 I’m fine- just a little gobsmacked. Why do these things happen to me? 🙂

    1. No gifts, Mrs. M- the ‘day out’ is that, and my choice of whatever I want to do. 🙂 The lizards adorn the wall of our favourite restaurant. I suppose they might let you buy one but I’m not sure. Pressie is going to have to be a new phone. The old one was a seriously bad swimmer. 🙂 🙂

  2. I thought of the joke “Is a thing lost if you know where it is Dad?” ” No, why?” ” Your camera is at the bottom of the ocean, I dropped over the side of the boat.”
    It is not funny when it is for real,
    Good attitude you never lost your smile and never lit it spoil a happy birthday.

      1. Take a scuba diver with you next birthday.
        Pleased you can laugh about it.
        As I said too Pauline “It is bad enough having your purse stolen, without letting it spoil your day.”

  3. I love the contrast between our respective birthday celebrations! However, we share the smile on the face, and a mobile phone – yours went, my new one arrived. I’m so glad it was good. The photos prove it!

    1. Thanks, Meg 🙂 We had been discussing a new phone as mine was purely an antique. If Mick hadn’t witnessed ‘the calamity’ I think I might have been accused of losing it deliberately. 🙂

  4. What a fabulous birthday you had, Jo! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us. 🙂 Take easy on catching up, see you next Monday! 🙂

  5. Happy belated birthday Jo what a fabulous way to celebrate. Had to chuckle about the phone and it’s swim to freedom… Ah well now you have an excuse, you can buy the latest and greatest in phone wizardry… 🙂

  6. Aah Jo your gallery tells us all you’ve had splendid time away – you do look a happy bunny 🙂
    Happy Belated’s !
    Ease back into it all there’s no rush . Keep that buoyant holiday feeling going as long as possible !

    1. Hi Sherri 🙂 I saw the pingback come up. You haven’t taken the month off yet? I’m still trying to get a grip. M-R sending me a cake and a whole load of friends has ‘pushed me over the edge’. 🙂 🙂 I should be so lucky!
      Yes, of course you’re in time. The walk is in my head but getting it up and running for Monday is another matter. Take care and thank you, darlin. Have a good weekend.

      1. A cake? Wow…you are blessed indeed Jo with so many wonderful friends, as so you should be, such a wonderful friend to all of us, that you are 🙂 I’ll be over to your Monday Walk now (you got there, knew you would but understand how that feels…) but meant to say so sorry about your mobile phone, what a pain. Hope it was insured, unlike my middle boy’s whose phone broke on Halloween (he dropped it thanks to slippery gloves – don’t ask – and is now stuck paying on his contract until £180 is paid off the balance for a phone he can’t use…)
        I’m not sure about blogging as in I don’t know if taking a month off is such a good idea after all. I need the distraction, I think I’ll go under if I shut myself away. Sorry to to be a downer…my head is spinning today. Not one hour after posting my swan post on Saturday, I had the news that a very dear family friend died on Friday night. It’s hit me hard. Also some other family ‘stuff’ with my dad, his release and illness… I got to dig down really deep if I am to get my book written I’m still here and day by day…but enough of that. Send me a hug will you? I could use an extra one or two today :/

      2. A huge mega hug coming your way, Sherri! Hope it helps 🙂 I was just about to close the laptop and make breakfast for my lazy son, THEN open the new mobile which arrived 2 minutes ago. I’ll need help with the technology so I have to be nice to James 🙂
        So sorry about your friend. Make the most of your days, Sherri. Sending love and peace your way xx

      3. You’re a sweetie Jo… Ahh…so glad you got your new phone…a good breakfast will be well appreciated by your boy before he gets your new toy up and running…love it when that happens 🙂 Oh I’m feeling your mega hug and love and peace…and I will Jo, I will do just that. Bless you, thank you so much …and sending back the very same ❤ xx

      4. It was, of course, a virtual cake, and there is a sting in the tail with the phone, Sherri 🙂 Mick didn’t think to order me a new SIM card, which is, of course, at the bottom of the ocean! James first question was ‘where’s the SIM?’ so I’ll be struggling alone when it arrives as he’s back to Leeds tonight for 2 weeks. Life, huh? 🙂 Still smiling! 🙂 🙂

  7. I’m so very happy you had a wonderful birthday! Your photos are always an added treat in my life, I adore them all, wish to visit many of the places, but just thankful to see them here anyway!

  8. Much belated, a very happy birthday to you, Jo! Your gallery is gorgeous, you both look absolutely smashing in the glorious sunshine . Sorry about your mobile.
    Best regards, Dina

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