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Mish-mash

I'm off for a couple of days but wasn't sure what to post, so here's a wee selection of things I meant to write more about but haven't.

First up, Friday 21st September is our Silk wedding anniversary. Maggie & I have been married for 12 years now, and together for nearly 17. I could have written about how we met and why our relationship was doomed to failure from the start but somehow we overcame all the obstacles, but I found I'd covered it all already, 2 years ago on our Tin wedding anniversary.

Next up, Kanani, over at Easy-Writer has bestowed upon me a Quality Time Wasting Prolific Blogger Award for keeping her from doing all the stuff she really ought to be doing with her time instead. It's a compliment, I think.

I'm supposed to then nominate other bloggers who keep me away from doing what I should. This, in fact, covers just about everyone I link to on my side bar. Unfortunately, you lot being the petulant, insecure bunch you are, if I name some but not others there will only be sulks and tears before bedtime, so let's just say you all deserve it.

I've divided the above picture into a 9x9 grid - take a section to stick on your own site.

Finally, or I'll never get away, a couple of weeks ago the local primary school had a "Dads & Kids Day" which I took Meg along to. We learned about stone-age man's activities in this corner of Scotland, had a go a prehistoric-style painting using our fingers and poster-paints and were even introduced to spear-throwing (mock spears, not real ones - we are talking primary school here).

In addition to all this, Meg & I got our photo taken. And if there's one thing I've learned after 2 and bit years of blogging, it's that a father & daughter photo posted on the blog carries a considerable aaaahhhh factor.

So just for you, and you have to realise I wouldn't just do this for anybody, here's the photo of me & Meg.


Have a good weekend and I'll hopefully catch up with you on the other side of it.

26 comments

Mary Witzl said...

Aaahhhh!

And wow -- Meg's hair is easily as long as mine! My hat is off to the person who has to braid that every day...

Lydia said...

I love the picture! And I totally agree with the award. I've been reading your blog for four months or so now and it's one of my favorite to spend time on.

Kate said...

Aaw, it is a lovely photo :-)

I also take my hat off to the person who plaits Meg's hair - I remember my poor mother having to do mine every morning. It wasn't pleasant for either of us.

Kate said...

And 'oy', who are you calling petulant - I'll have you know I haven't sulked since about 8.30 yesterday evening ;-)

Dr Maroon said...

"so let's just say you all deserve it."

Eh, let's not.
Get off the fence bigboy.

Have a topping weekend.

Brave Astronaut said...

I'm honored, moved, touched. I have made the list, under Tea and Biscuits! And now I've "won" one-ninth of an award!

Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be unpacking the new digs and trying to find my tape measure. I'm sure its in one of these boxes here.

Eryl Shields said...

How come Meg looks so grown up in black and white and you look younger? I'm going to flip my camera to monchrome from now on!

Jeff said...

Ahhhhhhhh...great picture.

AND

Happy Anniversary...

Peace.

PI said...

Brilliant photo - great of both of you. Have a lovely time and COME BACK!

Carole said...

Happy Anniversary and Great Picture.

Gyrobo said...

*tweet*

♬ You build and paint a nursery to grow orchids from Germany, so underneath that canopy, enjoy your silk-iversary! ♪

*tweet*

jotcr2 said...

Aaawww. Happy Anniversary.

El-Branden Brazil said...

Lovely photograph, Kim! A real couple of characters for sure.

Love to all,

Branden

Kim Ayres said...

Mary - Meg's hair has never been cut. Consequently it's way down past her derriere.

Lydia - aww, shucks...

Kate - Maggie plaits it most of the time. I do it only on rare occasions when Maggie's not about and it never quite works properly

Dr Maroon - isn't it about that time of year for the Maroon Awards? Time to make a few well deserved enemies...

Brave Astronaut - I might have to create a new category for those who are crap at fractions. I think you'll find it's one eighty-first of an award

Eryl - it's all to do with lighting and soft focus - the bright lights reduce the shadows so my wrinkles fade back

Jeff - thanks :)

Pat - I'm back! I'm back! You seem to have a terrible insecurity about vanishing bloggers

Carole - thank you :)

Gyrobo - long time no read - I've missed your comments

Jo - cheers!

Branden - thank you - are you going to be posting on your blog again anytime soon?

The Birdwatcher said...

Congratulations on the anniversary and your lovely daughter. Have a good weekend (whats left of it)

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks, Birdwatcher - I'll probably just enjoy falling asleep in front of the TV this evening...

Dr Joseph McCrumble said...

Hope you had a good weekend Kim. Nice photo. Were you wearing eyeliner by any chance?

Brave Astronaut said...

This would be why I work with old history and not math. DUH. It's not like I couldn't have counted and done some simple multiplcation.

Cheers!

Kim Ayres said...

Dr McCrumble - strangely enough I wasn't, though I was tempted to wax my eyebrows into a more pointy, devilish shape

Brave Astronaut - I'd have thought you'd have been quite good with numbers in order to work with dewey-decimal library referencing systems

El-Branden Brazil said...

I will be back to posting at some time. I have just purchased one of those groovy new i-Macs, so I feel enthused to write again.

redhead83402 said...

Kim ~ lovely pic!!! And I would have to agree with Eryl, that monochrome is quite nice, I may have to give it a try or two here ~
And Meg ~ you have lovely hair and a precious smile, my dear! You help your old Papa look fine, indeed! ;-D
~Red

savannah said...

late to the game, but i've had a few stumbling blocks...lovely photo, sugar! belated congrtulations on your anniversary...and thank you for including on your bloglist and for my share of the award...i am honored.


and you say maroon gives annual awards, eh?

Kim Ayres said...

Branden - well your first post can be all about your groovy i-Mac then :)

Red - thanks :)

Savannah - he handed out Maroon Awards 2 years ago - in fact if you scroll to the bottom of my blog I think you'll find the award I got from him. He didn't do one last year, but I'm hoping with enough pressure he'll relent and do some more - make sure you ask him about it

Sayre said...

Love the picture! Your Meg really does march to a different drummer - her outfit is amazing! I used to dress like that...

"Silk", huh? I'm going to have to keep track of that stuff better - I have a feeling I missed out on a cool present back in April when we hit OUR 12th!

justin barker said...

My square's just white. damn.

Stella said...

Aaaaaw, I LOVE it - Kim you look fantastic and Meg is beautiful.

Congrats on the award! And last but not least, belated happy anniversary.

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