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Silly Saturday

And now for something slightly different (lifted from FB) – tiz the season for silly games so here goes:

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My Crafting Superhero name –  Funky Stamping Crusader

What’s yours?

Cinders?

Maggie rummaged through the ball gown rails in her local charity shops and found this little number – a bit of upcycling and she was off …

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A Panto was coming to town

Maggie donned her best gown

She was going for an audition

For the Cinderella position

And didn’t want to let herself down.

 

The producers were very impressed

And thought that she was the best

Her smile so disarming

She won over Prince Charming

And outshone all of the rest.

 

Maggie’s career had come very far

From her lap dancing days in the bar

How she loved being on stage

But missed the large wage

She could get from the cash in her bra!

 

poem by Judy E. Martin

shell picture by Sandra Dorey

 

Here we are again with another Silly Saturday.

Judy is writing a series of Christmas Limericks at the moment – just right to read out as an antidote to all those cracker jokes.

Have a wonderful time, whatever you get up to.

Strictly Maggie

 

shell art, humour, silly saturday

Maggie’s was looking her best

Kitted out in her fanciest dress

She practiced her prancing

For Strictly Come Dancing

The Shells were very impressed!

 

She really got in the groove

Performing the American Smooth

Her waltz was divine

And foxtrot sublime

Maggie knew how to move!

 

There will be no more tits and arse

Maggie was a woman of class

Her lap dancing days

Though an interesting phase

Was now a thing of the past!

 

poem by Judy E Martin

shell art Sandra Dorey

 

Judy and I have joined forces to celebrate the Strictly Come Dancing final with Maggie for today’s Silly Saturday.

Pop across to Judy’s blog to read her cheeky Christmas Limericks.

 

Yoga with Aliens #sillysaturday

yoga pose, pebble art, aliens do yogaThis yoga is really quite good

Sometimes it’s been misunderstood

When feeling depressed

Or when life gets you stressed

It can help to lighten your mood

It can make you look and feel great

Helps you focus and concentrate

The different types of positions

Help some medical conditions

There’s even one for the prostate!

Those earthlings have got it all sussed

This yoga lark is a must

You don’t have to be wealthy

To keep yourself healthy

With a body strong and robust.

poem by Judy E. Martin

pebble picture  by Sandra Dorey

 

Feeling stressed in the build up to Christmas?

The Aliens are back with a bit of timely advice. They have had a rethink about yoga and are limbering up to get fit and ready for the excesses of the festive season.

Judy and I have joined forces again to bring you another pebble and shell Silly Saturday.

I hope you manage to fit in a bit of silliness this Saturday.

I will be taking Big Bro and Little Bro to watch their Dad, number one son, play hockey. I spent many years on the side lines watching first my brother and husband, then my children play various sports, so it will be a trip down memory lane – it is going to be verrrrrrrry cold though, so I’m not sure how long we will last. I’m taking drawing supplies in case we spend most of the time in the club house.

 

 

Farewell Fred

Oh my Goody Goodness!!!

If you ever want an Afternoon Tea EXPERIENCE go to the Mirror Room at the Rosewood Hotel, Holborn, London.

I have to thank Julie of Balzer Designs for discovering this place.

Fred and I went there for our last date. With my sister, we met my son and granddaughter, Big Sis. We entered the imposingly huge and very grand Hotel and went into the Mirror Room. Have you ever seen such tall lilies!

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the tea started with a variety of dainty sandwichesHomepride Fred, Rosewood Hotel

The green bread has taragon in it and makes a chicken sandwich – I can’t describe how delicious that was, then beef and horseradish and the third delicate salmon pate, there were others as well.

The tea –  Oolong.

My only disappointment was that there was only one type of  Japanese tea, the rest were China teas.

But the cakes! That is what you go to the Mirror Room for!

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They are all in the style of famous artists: Pollock, Koonsberg, Banksi ……

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My photos are hopeless as the room was so dimly lit. I have had to lighten these on the computer, but go to the website to see them beautifully photographed.

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Fred had his eye on the Banksi

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the walls of the cake were made of solid chocolate and inside was a heavenly mix of deliciousness with salted caramelIMG_0247

Sugar Rush!!!!!!!!

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Each cake took ages eat so as to savour the flavours. We were able to send a doggy bag home to my d-i-l and Twig and TwigletIMG_0283

Amazing. The hotel is full of sculpture and art – I will be back!

All too soon the weekend was at an end and I had to say a fond farewell to Fred

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Bye bye!

Until the next time…..

A Silly Saturday with Fred

Homepreide Fred goes Kahlo

Let me introduce you to Fred, my perfect date for my Birthday Weekend.

The photo above shows him getting ready for the Frida Kahlo party.

Do you all remember or know about Homepride Fred?

My sister has a thing for Fred! She has been collecting Homepride Freds in all their many and various forms for years. Earlier in the year she started photographing him at events she went to – I just loved the silliness of this, it obviously runs in the family. She took him to Chelsea Flower Show, The Dorchester Hotel, Royal Ascot …. and others – they had a fun summer together! But Fred had been back on the shelf for far too long, so I invited him to join me as we pranced around London in flowery headdresses.

Our first date: dinner on Friday night …

Homepride Fred, dinner date

Then the next morning  … looking to me like the Milk Tray ad ….. “and all because the lady loves ……..” (another one) arriving on his horse, he presented me with a birthday cake.

The gorgeous horse was made by ceramicist Jane Muir.

Jane Muir, Homepride Fred, Milk Tray ad

Then off we went to the Battersea Arts Centre to meet up with my daughter and niece.

My daughter had made me this fab card with a perfect quote she had found, written inside

Battersea Arts Centre, Homepride Fred, Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Quote

After an afternoon nap, whilst we had fun spreading smiles and sunshine meandering along the Northcote Road, Fred was ready for a bit of drum practice before hitting London’s Jazz Scene

Homepride Fred plays drums

Each November London holds a Jazz Festival right across the city. Homepride Fred at the 606 club

We were off to the 606 Club, what a place – it is like stepping back in time. As you let yourself in through the black metal grill and scaled the steep bare wooden steps down to the tunnel corridor below, you could be entering an illicit 1950’s/60’s crime den, it felt like being in a film.

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After a fabulous meal and an evening of virtuoso jazz performances Fred met Trisha Clowes, acclaimed saxophonist, at the bar.saxophonistI don’t think she had a clue who Fred was but she played along and joined in the fun!

Fred had a great night

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and as you can see the partying continued as we danced to old 60s and 70s cool and groovy hits playing on the Juke Box.

 

 

Fred was a bit the worse for wear the next morning

Homepride Fred with a hangover

But after a couple of Paracetemol he was ready to go to Covent Garden where they seem to be taking inspiration from the Tate Modern and suspending large shiny spheres overhead

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and then time for a walk in the park before meeting up with friends for tea

more of Fred’s deliciously arty tea on another Silly Saturday …….

Are you doing anything silly this weekend?

Halloween Party

Judy and I present to you another very Silly Saturday…… Ta Dah!

Shell Assemblage art

The Halloween party was in full swing

On the beach, in the middle of the night

The Shelleys were doing the ‘Moonwalk’

Under its bright, silver light

Later, when they got hungry

There was plenty for them to eat

Ghoulash, or stake and chips main course

Key Slime Pie or Pustard for sweet.

Drinks or course were a-plenty

Snot chocolate or a nice cup of pee

Maybe some whine would be better

For their Halloween festivities.

They all held hands as they walked home

Dressed as they were, all in white

I bet that if you had seen them

They would have given you a hell of a fright!

 

poem by Judy E. Martin

assemblage art by Sandra Dorey

acrylic on canvas background  painted by Master R,  aged 8

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I think Judy has excelled here!

Did you enjoy Halloween?

The Shelleys and the Stones certainly did ……. murder on the dance floor!

 

Snot Chocolate – eeuuuuuwwwwwwww!!!!!!!

 

Do The Monster Mash

assemblage art, shells, coral

On the scariest night of the year

The Halloween Disco was here

The Shelleys so cool

Dressed as ghosties and ghouls,

Looking rather scary and weird

 

Thriller got them up on the floor

Monster Mash had them begging for more,

Bewitched went down well

As did Bat out of Hell

And they danced as never before.

 

poem by Judy E. Martin

assemblage art by  Sandra Dorey

background painting by Master R aged 8

 

Are you all ready for Halloween? The Shelleys are and at the Dee-I-esS-Cee-O!

Dancing to Bobby Pickett’s 1962 Monster Hit

 

Silly Saturday!

Joining in with the Daily Post: Ghoulish

Silly Saturday: Shell Show

assemblage art with shells

Walking to the seaside one day

Grandpa and Granny met friends on the way

They had quite a fright

Realising something wasn’t right

At a loss to know what to say.

 

There was an Ugly Shell Show

And the friends had decided to go

They transformed their features

Into hideous creatures

That, Grandpa and Granny didn’t know.

 

Granny had got such a scare

What had happened to poor Wilbur’s hair?

And Micky’s disguise

With massive bug eyes

And those lips…Wow, what a huge pair!

 

Even their little Sonny joined in

With the sockets of his eyes coloured in

Jill’s face was so flat

Like she’d been hit by a bat

Now who you YOU think will win?

 

poem by Judy E. Martin

picture Sandra Dorey

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Another fun collaboration this Saturday with Judy. I send her a photo of some shell characters – and I just love what happens next – Judy gives the characters life and let’s me know what on earth they are up to and that in turn sparks another idea in my mind and sends me back to the boxes of shells, pebbles and pieces of coral.

I expect you know by now how much I love to join forces with other creative minds. If any of the characters that appear on our Silly Saturdays spark an idea for a story or a poem, please get in touch. Judy and I are tentatively thinking of putting a little book together and we would both love it if it could be a group effort from our wonderful blogging community. All very much in the early stages and we welcome thoughts and ideas. I’m wondering about an ebook with sales going to charity … but all those details are up for discussion. Here’s a reminder of the characters so far.

 

I do hope you are having a very Silly Saturday.

We are being battered by yet another storm here – it’s been given the name Brian – I’m not sure I like this naming of storms.

A good excuse, if one were needed, to get on with my crochet, whilst dreaming up another bit of fun to have with the Shelleys and the Stones.

 

Silly Saturday: Meet Pete

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Hi Everybody, I’m Pebble Pete

The cheeriest chap you could hope to meet

The beach is where I spend my days

With my crew I like to play

We often meet up on the shore

For fun and games, never getting bored

Riding on the waves in the clear blue sea

You’ll find the Stone and the Shell family

I will introduce you to everyone

So you can join in with our fun

Whether in the sea or on the sand

I want to welcome you to Seaside Land!

 

poem by Judy E. Martin

photo by Sandra Dorey

 

Welcome to another Silly Saturday!

I just LOVE working/playing/creating with Judy. I sent her the photo of a pebble and she not only created a fabulous fun poem but gave him the perfect name. I’m always excited to see what Judy does with the images I send her.

Judy and I have been thinking about creating a little ebook of our characters and we thought Pete was just the right character to introduce the Stones and the Shelleys and possibly take up the role of narrator, we’ll have to see where he takes us.

AND

Hot off the press

The first batch of cards have been printed!greetings cards for sale

They are blank inside and all come individually packed with an envelope.

What is it about seeing ones work in print – it’s thrilling!!!

The guy who prints the cards hadn’t read the poems at first as he gets so many to do, but as he was checking through the proof he read them and just couldn’t stop giggling – he was still laughing as he was telling me how funny he thought it was. Lovely to get such a spontaneous reaction.

The cards will be appearing in my Etsy shop soon.

You, my lovely Daffodil followers, can have them a little cheaper at mates’ rates if you send me a message via the Contact Me Page.

I do hope you are having a wonderfully Silly Saturday – if you are doing anything Silly, I’d love to hear about it!   😀

 

Saturday Shells

shell picture, assemblage, Grandpa and child

Grandpa and Sonny love walking

Strolling along on the sand

Or perhaps a dip in the water

With Grandpa holding his hand

 

Splashing about in the water

Frolicking in the hot sun

Enjoying precious moments together

Staying with grandpa was always such fun

 

Growing things in his garden

Fixing things in his shed

Falling asleep to a story

Whilst cuddling Grandpa’s old Ted!

poem by Judy E. Martin

of Edwina’s Episodes

and author of the delightful book: Rhymes of the Times

 

I create the shell pictures, Judy writes a poem inspired by the photo I send her. We are really enjoying sharing our co-created posts with you.

Silly Saturday Aliens

assemblage art with coral

You earthlings are really quite mad

Surely yoga is just a strange fad?

Standing still like a tree

Is alien to me

It’ s not the best fun that I’ve had

 

You say it helps you relax?

I think I’ve put out my back!

All this stretching and bending

Is torture never-ending

I’m sure I can feel my bones crack!

 

poem by Judy E Martin

of Edwina’s Episodes

 

Another fun creative collaboration between Judy and me. I do hope you are enjoying our ‘Silly Saturdays’ as much as we are enjoying putting them together.

Appropriate, as my back is giving me jip and, later today, I’m off the see if the Osteopath can CRACK my bones back into shape. Wish me luck!

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For a humourous look at life go to Edwina’s Episodes and read Judy’s brilliant book: “Rhymes of the Times”.

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Dancer

All of a fluster

Family Day Out

 

Saucy Silly Saturday

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The feel of the pole between my thighs

Is rather a pleasant surprise

It doesn’t feel daft

Sliding around on the shaft

You can tell by the look in my eyes.

 

My customers, I just aim to please

As I twirl and perform a striptease

I am truly delighted

To get you excited

Your desires I long to appease

 

To make me feel like a star

Stuff a wad of cash in my bra

Have a grope of my nips

As you leave me some tips

And buy me a drink at the bar!

 

poem  by Judy E Martin

of Edwina’s Episodes

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Judy and I have had such fun again this week, I am loving how we seem to egg each other on and inspire one another – we are both prone to large doses of nudge-nudge, wink-wink humour – hope you enjoy this week’s combined silliness.

If you enjoy Judy’s poetry as much as I do – you are in luck, she has put a selection of her poetry in a book: Rhymes of the Times : a lighthearted look at life through rhyme.

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Related Posts:

Silly Saturday: Introducing Maggie the Pole Dancer

Silly Senorita Saturday: Ole!

Silly Saturday: with flowers and seeds

Silly Saturday: Pole Dancer

 

assemblage art with shells and poetry

I wanted to get off the dole

So started dancing around a pole

The men love to see me

In my cute shell bikini

I’m definitely loving this role.

 

It helps me to trim my physique

And retains an air of mystique

I take pride in my work

And love all the perks

Of the tips that mount up in the week!

 

poem by  Judy E Martin

of Edwina’s  Episodes

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Another fun collaboration with Judy – we did have a lot of fun this week.

Hope our Pole Dancer gives you a chuckle on this very Silly Saturday.

Judy and I have  been working away behind the scenes, laughing a lot, and coming up with a few more Silly Saturdays for you – we are turning up the heat a bit for next Saturday   ……..     😉

You have been warned!

 

Silly Senorita Saturday: Olé!

Dancer

You can’t stop yourself staring at me

Looking as lovely as can be

With a flower in my hair

Castanets in the air

Dancing so passionately

 

I get so wrapped up in the beat

As I twirl and stamp with my feet

I am elegance and grace

Despite the fast pace

Flamenco makes me complete!

 

poem by Judy E. Martin

Edwinas Episodes

 

Another fun collaboration for a Silly Saturday.

I’ve always wanted to learn Flamenco, all that stamping! One day!

Thank you so much Eddie, your poem gives the picture life.

Joining in with the Daily Post: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/rhyme/

 

Silly Billy

Oh how I love creative collaborations! Following Judy’s comment last Saturday we have been chatting behind the scenes and I’m excited to show you how we have joined together for this week’s Silly Saturday – shell and coral picture by me and poem by Judy.

 

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Silly Billy

 

Oh, how I love to be free

Doing whatever suits me

Prancing and dancing around

Playing with treasures I’ve found

 

I can go wherever I please

Skipping along in the breeze

Just one thing missing in my life

I need to find me a wife

 

poem by Judy E Martin

of Edwina’s Episodes

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I first met Eddie (I call her Eddie as at first I did not know her real name) via Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge a few years ago. I love her look on life and her poems always bring a smile and sometimes a nod and a wink! Judy has produced a wonderful book of her poems: “Rhymes of the Times”  . You can also see her reading her poems on You Tube. There is always a touch of humour and the last lines of her poems often bring a surprise that have me laughing out loud.

I was lucky enough to be able to meet Eddie and the lovely Mr. Grump back in March 2016. (click the link to see a photo of us together)

I absolutely LOVE working creatively with others, bouncing ideas around and coming up with something that brings different ways of looking at things together – this has been FUN! Thank you SO much Eddie. ❤

Maybe we will do it again sometime – I hope so!