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GoY 'HUG A HAMSTER' BLOG

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Welcome to GoY ‘Hug A Hamster’ Blog :o)))

Please hug a hamster, or hug any plant or tree …

or pet … or person .. :o))

photo : Paulsgarden …


Please say who you are planning to hug ..

… and why they deserve a hug …

Virtual hugs are also okay :o)

Cat ? Dog ? Grandchild ? Plant ? OH ? Neighbour ?

Your hug photos are welcome for inclusion in the blog :o)))

Grandmage and Dylan with beautiful baby Emily Ann :o)

Sandra and cute Casper … hugs time …Photo by Baz :o))

Brother and sister hug .. Remi and Holly .. by Motinot

Gee19 photographed these amazing tortoise cuddles !!!

Yet another laugh from Gee …
Millie and Stanley … Hound hugs …! Lol.

Neena enjoying hugs with lovely grandson Henri …

.. and another delightful photo from Neena …
grandchildren Hope, Harrison and Henri with tiny Tilly :o)

Karen’s pretty Molly … receiving a special hug for NOT producing lots of spaniel puppies, as she did in Karen’s recent dream… Lol.

Cute cuddle pic from Willinilli ~ Freddie and teddy :o)

Handsome Hywel, hugging Borzicactus strausii !

Time for tree hugging with Sandra in Pembrokeshire
… vertically ….

… or horizontally ! ;o)

… or a double tree trunk ? Hywel in Carmarthenshire …

Here’s one of my favourite GoY photos …
… the avatar picture of Pansypotter …
… all cosy with wonderful Polly, the Scottish Terrier …
… a much-loved and much-missed doggie …

And now, a special moment in hug history ..
Photographed in a mirror, a couple expecting a baby…
… The baby ? … glamorous GoY member Annella !

and the “next generation” .. cuddles some years ago.
Annella’s children Ella and Jamie in a gorgeous garden.

Great pic from Scottish : Kooki and Oscar cuddling up. :o)

Fabulous Fran and her huggable inflatable man ;o)

BAYWATCH ;o) Lol.. Pointer hugs with lovely Lulu. :o)

Mark’s amazing canned hug message ! Lol…

Bloomer was so generous with her choice of pictures that I’ve had trouble selecting just a few !
Firstly, sleepy Thomas as a baby …
… Hippo hug …

.. and hugs with grandma :o)

.. and hugs with granddad :o)

and from Lincslass, here’s a cute baby Brynner hug :o)

and large, enthusiastic hugs from grown-up Brynner !

and yet another great pic from Lincslass …
… aquatic hugs !

and more frog hugs … from Paulsgarden.
Thanks Paul ! :o)))

Favourite photo from Rose1949 …
… gorgeous granddaughters.

Pussy Cat Cuddle … Conker with Sylvester :o))

..and who is this mystery lady with the short skirt
… cuddling her cat called Fluffy ?

GoYers were given the opportunity to guess
[ on the comments thread below ]

These are the names which were suggested along the way to guessing the mystery mini-skirt lady …

… could she be Cristina, Sanbaz, Yorkshire, Hywel, Mark, Stoffee, Karensusan, Lincslass, Fran, Pamg, Lulu33, Libet, Driad, Neellan, Kasy … ?

Correct answer … Shirley tulip :o)))

A magical photo from Homebird ..
… her OH surprised her with a wonderful holiday …

and Terry60’s lovely daughter cuddling a furry friend :o)

plus a pussy-cat hug from Italy …
… Terry60’s lovely cats, Giorgio and Sleepy !

and one of the best things about GoY …
… friendship … Bloomer and Pansypotter …
… they met via GoY and have become firm friends :o)))

and GoY hugs in the garden …
marvellous Noseypotter (Leigh) with amazing Amy !

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Im going to hug Stickitoffee as she is my very very kindest friend, is that o,k Terra,

18 Feb, 2012

 

Awww thanks Terra - :)))

18 Feb, 2012

 

Hug whoever you wish ...
... whomever you wish ? ...

.. hug photos welcome for inclusion in the blog :o)))

18 Feb, 2012

 

I gave Molly a hug...it was a hug of relief...last night I dreamed that she had six puppies...all of them Spaniels! :))

18 Feb, 2012

 

i hug my home help and my befriender; i'd like to hug more people but am a bit worried about it being misinterpreted (especially if offered to the opposite sex) or is it appropriate (to people of either sex) - is it too much too soon, sort of thing.

we're a tactile species but "sensory deprivation" is a growng habit in our boxed-in cities and lifestyles.

I must look for other people to hug, and if they take it amiss, well ...

18 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Karen ... where's the pic please ?

either you with Molly, or six Spaniel puppies .. or both ;o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Fran... this a purely a fun blog...

... no analysis permitted. LOL.

18 Feb, 2012

 

lol ok, then i'll definitely fund spmeone to hug, lots of 'em!

lol I think I'll start with everyone I know on GoY, and then everyone I don't know on GoY - yet!

18 Feb, 2012

 

Okay Fran... photo pleeeeeease :o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Terratoonie , just love this ! Hadn't realised that it could be a virtual hug ............ OH had better not find out , the Gorgeous George is my choice for a hug .

18 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Driad... Thanks. George it is ...
All hugs virtual and otherwise very welcome ;o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

will have a go at pic'ing, but not promising owt

18 Feb, 2012

 

Blodyn won't keep still for me to hug her. Neither will Beryl lol .... so I'm going to hug my cacti. It's all right, I'm thick skinned, so the spines won't hurt me :D

18 Feb, 2012

 

Hello Hywel..
Can't wait for your hug-a-cactus pic for inclusion in the blog..
Thanks :o)))

18 Feb, 2012

 

...sorry TT...too late...I just put one on for you! ;))

18 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Karen..
I'll swap over to your new pic.
You could make the hug pic your new avatar photo..
it is lovely :o)))

18 Feb, 2012

 

You want a photo ? lol :D
ok I'll see what I can do :o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Yes please, Hywel :o))
I've amended my blog to allow hugging of plants and trees also :o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

It's Borzicactus strausii :o)
I forgot there's already a pic of me hugging a tree on my photo page. I could have saved Beryl the trouble of taking this one lol.

18 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. A pity there isn't a pic. of Beryl hugging the tree.
Thanks for cactus ID.

18 Feb, 2012

 

Class - love the pics Terra!!!

18 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Paul ..
... more great photos coming in all the time :o)))

18 Feb, 2012

 

:)))))))))))))

18 Feb, 2012

 

Aww what a lovely blog ... heartwarming Terra :o) x

18 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Franny ..
please don't hug your lovely new roses ..
.. might get prickled ;o) x

18 Feb, 2012

 

I'm going to send my new best friend Libet ( Elizabeth) a really , really big hug, for always being there for me and if it wasn't for Goy , I wouldn't have met her. Thankyou Terra and thankyou all my goy friends who take the time to reply on my blogs.

18 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Rose...
What a lovely thought to send a big hug to Libet. xxx

18 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks for including my Freddie Terra x

18 Feb, 2012

 

Delighted to have the fabulous Freddie in the GoY Hug Blog :o) x

18 Feb, 2012

 

Freddie and Teddy...lol :))))

18 Feb, 2012

 

Remi and Holly....aaaaaah! lovely!

18 Feb, 2012

 

Lol.
Hoping we'll get more hug pics throughout the week :o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Just hugged my friend and her husband after a spur of the minute invite to share their dinner with them,just got in and read your blog Terratoonie,how appropriate.

18 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Poppylinda..
Sounds like some good hugging going on in Leics :o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Lol Terra... I'm not brave like Hywel :o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Franny.. too prickly ..
We do have Remi hugging Holly ...
... but not prickly Holly ;o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Lol...

18 Feb, 2012

 

I'm not sure...it looks more of a 'cuddly/furry cacti' than a 'prickly cacti'.

18 Feb, 2012

 

I hugged the old gentleman I help look after on Saturdays he is a sweetie, then I send you a hug TT. and later on after reading this will give my OH an extra special hug for being so special. x

18 Feb, 2012

 

Be ware if you try to hug a Borzicactus. Under that soft wooly hair are some very nasty spines.
But to me all cacti are huggable - you've just got the nack, or you haven't :o)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Well I tried hugging Harry then Tipsy, both not cooperating and Harry even growled at me in cat talk, Brynner thinks I`m playing and won`t keep still so I`ve got lots of pics to delete, Caspar and Morgan have both gone to bed, so I`ll send hugs to all my Goy friends instead, I did succeed in giving my grandson a big hug before he went to bed, he`s a very handsome blue-eyed blonde but at 11yrs old now, hugs for him have to take him by surprise, lol.

18 Feb, 2012

 

Aw what a lovely blog, a huggable week sounds good to me, thank you for including Henri and I......one of my favourite huggables!! I'll check what other huggy photo's I have for you, loving all the pics :o)
Hywel you made me smile who else would have thought to hug a cactus :o))))

18 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Terra, this is a lovely theme for a blog, there aren't enough heartfelt hugs being given out. Can I give three? First one is a return squeeze for my lovely, daft, goy and personally great friend, wee Rose, with her heart of gold, and the second one is for another goy friend who's heart is sore at the moment, my good friend from overseas, Lil, she really needs a hug at the moment. The final one is really a hug and a bit, it's for my hilarious goy friend 230338, Tony, and his sidekick, Tiny... the irrepressible budgie!

18 Feb, 2012

 

Lovely blog TT....hugs to everyone!
I've uploaded a picture of Kooki cozying into Oscar...not quite a hug but it's cute :)

18 Feb, 2012

 

Great blog Terra...really heart warming....Thank you for the lovely comment Karen, sending you a hug....:>)

19 Feb, 2012

 

Would my photo "me and Kaa" count as a pic of a hug??

19 Feb, 2012

 

hi TT how do i get the picture to you ?? :)))
love this blog BBFB :__)

19 Feb, 2012

 

I'd like to hug 'Peg-leg' - the one-legged blackbird we saw during last Summer. You should have heard us cheer when we noticed him on the meadow a few days ago! Bless him! He's survived the frost and snow and has been bathing - in a very wobbly way - in my bird bath and also hunts for insects in a very 'passive' way - stands on one leg and waits for them to come to him, which they seem to do! Here's a hug Peg-leg (((>)))

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Grandmage ..
thanks for your hugs and I'm pleased the old gentleman and your OH enjoyed their hugs too :o) x

Hello Lincslass ...
Hugs photos for this blog are welcome for many days to come, so if those photo opportunities occur, please send a pic for the blog.. Thanks.. Surely beautiful Brynner will pose for the cameras ? ;o)

Neena ...
Thanks for your smashing pics of lovely grandchildren and tiny Tilly xxx

Hi Libet ...
Great choices for your three hugs ( okay ... four hugs ) Lol. .. our wonderful Rose, lovely Lil, and the dynamic duo Tony and Tiny ;o)))

Hello Scottish ..
Thanks. I'm about to go across and catch up with your pic. :o)))

Moti ... Thank you for your fab. photo :o)

Fran ... With your creative abilities, I'm relying on you to upload a very original and special hug pic... Come on Fran... you can do it ;o)

Mark ... I'll send you a message. x. BBFF

Hi Nariz ... Peg-leg sounds super ! Do you have a photo, so that we can all send this brave blackbird some special virtual hugs ? :o)

19 Feb, 2012

 

lol TT, prob is need three people, two to hug and one to take pic! I'll see what I can do

19 Feb, 2012

 

Ah, thanks Moti, needed that! :)

19 Feb, 2012

 

Last night I dreamed that Molly was a white cat. I'm not kidding you here...my dreams are absolutely fascinating!...anyway, I dreamed that when we were out walking she ran across the road to get to us and was knocked down and seemed dead. :(((( But a stranger came and picked her up and sort of ruffled her a bit and she suddenly shook herself and came back to life! :)))))....so this morning, I hugged her again! :)

19 Feb, 2012

 

OMG Karen ...
Molly certainly deserves some hugs after that dream !
.. and a hug for the dream stranger too ...

Are you eating too much cheese before bedtime ?
You certainly have some amazing dreams !

19 Feb, 2012

 

sory, TT, I deleted that photo and put another up. didn't see you'd already seen it till it was too late. x

to everyone else: check out me and my inflatable man???

19 Feb, 2012

 

I,ve only got koi carp as pets now....and they are more difficult to hug than Hywels cacti (I,d like a hug Hywel...well you did offer....:0)
((((o)))) so theres one for you and a double one for ourfriends Conker and Truffle ((((((oo))))))
I,m getting in the mood now and will go and hug willow and chestnut.....my trees....

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Fran... your pic is great.. Thanks :o))

Hello Pam ..
Conker and Truffle say thanks for hugs.
Crocus waiting and hoping ;o) ...

Lucky trees to have cuddles from you...
.. yes a carp cuddle not quite so easy !

I'm about to add some more great pics...:o)))))))

19 Feb, 2012

 

Loving all these hugs winging through the computer and the super huggy photos - gem of a blog TT, a pity we couldn't get world leaders to have one too!!! thinks........

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Neena..
Glad you're enjoying this !
..new pics being included all the time.
Thanks for your photos :o) x

19 Feb, 2012

 

Sorry Crocus....I wasn,t sure if you liked hugs so have a virtual one....just in case....{{{¤}}}

19 Feb, 2012

 

Crocus tweets "Thanks, Pam ..
... that hug was light as a feather duster" ;o)

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi TT. No, sorry - no photo as I can't get close enough and my camera is a 90s wind-up version! It's not always possible to get close to birds in this region as they are not like your 'back garden birds' - they still retain a great fear of us huge two-legged creatures. I maintain their bird bath but I never put food out for them as there's so much good hunting on the meadow and in my garden. I actually thought of attempting a photo this morning when I saw him on the meadow, but all you'd see would be a tiny black blob and lots of grass! :o(

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Nariz ..
Makes sense that the birds are wary ...
Sending lots of hugs to you and the brave blackbird :o)

19 Feb, 2012

 

"Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies." - James Stephens

19 Feb, 2012

 

Lots of new photos coming in..
thanks everyone... wonderful huggy pictures :o)

19 Feb, 2012

 

:~))

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi TT, just uploaded a photo for you. Great blog :)

19 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Gee. going to add it now.. :o)))

19 Feb, 2012

 

A big hug for you,too,Terra..for all the work you do on here,to keep us happy with your great blogs and pics,and to Conker,Truffle and Crocus,for entertaining us..love all these pics of happy people...hugs to you all as well...wish I'd done something with my barnet, if I'd known it was going to end up on here !.Lol....
A special hug to my good friend Carole ,(P.potter) and her OH Harry..who we met almost two years ago through GoY..and have had many happy days out together..and I will give Yorkshire and OH a hug tomorrow...as we are meeting up too ! :o)))

19 Feb, 2012

 

I keep having to check the photo,s so nice I can,t just zoom to the bottom.....:0)

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Pam..

The pics are great, aren't they...
Tortoise hugs is the latest :o)

Hello Sandra ...
Thanks for your kind words ..
Thomas's smiling face in the photo with you is just so sweet... :o))) .. and you are sweet too ! :o)))

19 Feb, 2012

 

Oh shucks Terra..me.. sweet ? you on the right pic ? Lol.
but thank you..I love you too :o)..I am really loving this blog..and like Pam..scrolling up and down all the time :o)

19 Feb, 2012

 

Sandra, I'm so delighted with the response .. :o)))
I'll keep adding new pics all week if they continue to turn up... Lol...

19 Feb, 2012

 

Tt , I thought of a better virtual hug , (not to belabour a point ) , a group hug for all GoY ' s ! Everyone is so nice !
We'd never find a space large enough for an actual one .

19 Feb, 2012

 

sorry im late, not been well again but hugs for all my GOYer friends which is alot of hugs and a big hug photo of casper and myself.
iv enjoyed seeing all the lovely hug photos, brilliant blog Terra :o))))) xx

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Sandra .. Thank you.
I hope you feel better soon.

Your lovely pic with Casper is now on the blog above.
Lots of big <<<hugs>>> to you. xxx

19 Feb, 2012

 

thankyou Terra, hugs back for you and the boys xxx

19 Feb, 2012

 

Another well illustrated blog TT - How do you dream them up?

19 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Tracey ...
I'm not sure where the ideas come from.. Lol.

19 Feb, 2012

 

Nice to see everyone joining in :)

19 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Scottish...
Yes the GoYers are great aren't they !
such a smashing mix of pics. including yours of the lovely Kooki and Oscar :o)

19 Feb, 2012

 

getting ideas is one thing, acting on them is another, and keeping it going is yet another! Great blog TT, and lovely photos (with one exception" *s*) and look forward to seeing mroe.

Hugs to TT and to everyone who contributed, and another one to TT and one for everyone in GoY and another one to TT for luck!

20 Feb, 2012

 

Oh Fran, I've lost count now lol :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol after "hug a hamster" can we have "bop a banker" or "punch a politician"???

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Hywel .. and Fran ..
Can anyone guess the "mystery lady" GoY member in the last pic... ?
.. it's not me... and not my cat ! Lol.

20 Feb, 2012

 

not guilty, m'lud!

20 Feb, 2012

 

Is it Cristina?

20 Feb, 2012

 

No, Grandmage, but that's a good guess :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Is it Sanbaz?

20 Feb, 2012

 

He He He ... no...
but it is a member who owns a cat now :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol that narrows it down a bit!

20 Feb, 2012

 

And, these days, her skirts are just a little bit longer ...
Lol.

20 Feb, 2012

 

I am thinking very hard,Terra..but no inspiration as yet...now,how many members have a cat ? !!...so,I gather this lady is more mature now..(trying to find a tactful way to describe her..)...Is she a regular contributor on GoY? .....oh,and btw,why ISN'T there a pic of you yet ?????

20 Feb, 2012

 

I've put a pic of Conker and Sylvester on, representing me.
Maybe one day I'll dig out a photo from years ago. Lol.

Yes, this lady is very well-liked... would not object to being described as slightly more mature now ... often on GoY ...

20 Feb, 2012

 

So thats a lot of us that this would fit,Terra...still thinking ! Lol....got to go and get spruced up now..meeting Yorkshire for lunch :o)..will check this afternoon...I'm sure someone will have guessed by then...or more clues maybe...enjoy your day..xx

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lol.
If nobody can guess, I'll give some clues later :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol the name would be a brilliant clue!

20 Feb, 2012

 

Clues please!

20 Feb, 2012

 

Clue ... the name is on this blog ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Some lovely new hugs..pointers with Lulu and lots of lovely babies....still havn,t guessed the mystery girl unless its our Yorkshire.......

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Pam..
Yes, some wonderful new photos added to the blog ..
Mystery lady is not our Yorkshire ...

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol I'll do a Poirot, wait till everyone else has guessed and got it wrong, then leap in with a "dazzling display of deductive reasoning"!

20 Feb, 2012

 

Well.....it's not Hywel or mark.....

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Fran ... little grey cells working ?

Lol. Lulu ... no, not Hywel or Mark :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

more or less, TT, tending somewhat towards the "less"!

now I know what they mean about "surly in the morning"!

20 Feb, 2012

 

Is that like the song ?
"Surly one morning, just as the sun was rising" ? Lol.

20 Feb, 2012

 

just had a thought its not someone who loves Stickitoffee pudding is it?

20 Feb, 2012

 

spot on, TT!

20 Feb, 2012

 

It is a lady who has visited this blog, so not Stickitoffee

20 Feb, 2012

 

hmmm, ze liddle grey cells are starting work ...

20 Feb, 2012

 

Is it Karensusan Terra???

20 Feb, 2012

 

My guess is Sanbaz, because they are both cuddling cats :)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lots of good guesses, but no....
Would you like more clues ? :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lincslass....she's got cats....?

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lincslass does have cats,

but no ...

but it is a lady who has visited this blog ...

20 Feb, 2012

 

possible clues ... ?

how many words in the name?

does the name contain numbers??

lol "sounds like ..."

20 Feb, 2012

 

Doesn't rhyme with Fran or Pam. LOL

20 Feb, 2012

 

thanks, I can cross me off the list as well as Pam, even though I don't have cats (sounds nasty, would think medical intervention would be called for!)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Great blog some smashing photo,s mine to follow hopefully later, so virtual hug's to all specially Spritzhenry, and is it Lulu ? :-))

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Mavis... Thanks.
If you have a hug photo that would be wonderful please.

No, the mystery pic is not Lulu...
but the mystery lady's name is on this page...

She'll have fun reading all the guesses :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

I don't have cats either Fran....only fish.....how about Libet?? don't think its Lulu as she's asked for clues unless its a double bluff......

20 Feb, 2012

 

How about our Libet, I`m going quite dizzy here, lol, plus nearly cremated my Toad in the Hole, good job hubby likes his dinner well done..

20 Feb, 2012

 

Snap

20 Feb, 2012

 

It is someone who has given the blog a "like"...
... there's a big clue ... :o)

so, not the lovely Libet ...

20 Feb, 2012

 

Driad ?????

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lol.. No.... :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol Lincslass, when I read that you'd nearly cremated your Toad it conjured up some very vivid mental images until I read the next bit!

I thi nk TT should be TTT - Teasing Terratoonie - or even T4 - Terratoonie The Teaser

20 Feb, 2012

 

or for Lincslass's cooking ...
TTT = Thoroughly Toasted Toad ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Neellan, LOL,

20 Feb, 2012

 

No.... please don't burn any more food. Lol.

20 Feb, 2012

 

LOL, Hubby said" that was particularly nice, what have you done different?"

20 Feb, 2012

 

Moral of the story...

... spend a lot of time reading GoY blogs ..

and as the dinner sends out smoke signals
the flavour will improve amazingly... ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

I've just sent a GoY message to the mystery lady.

Asked her to look at all your name guesses :o)))

20 Feb, 2012

 

Kasy? Shirley tulip?

20 Feb, 2012

 

And the PRIZE GOES TO MAVIS !!!

YES... the lady with the mini-mini-skirt is ..

our own stunning Shirley tulip :o)))

20 Feb, 2012

 

LOL, Lilcrawford, do you realise how long its taking scrolling up and down..

20 Feb, 2012

 

Oh, well done Mavis, better go load the dishwasher now...
Got one pic Terra, trying to sort another but hubby `s looking at the football..

20 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Sue...
is the pic. going to be "hug a toasted toad" ? ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol, now if you`d asked earlier I could have taken one..

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. ... such a missed opportunity ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

I think there is something that you can do to get you from top to bottom really quick but I can't remember how ?

20 Feb, 2012

 

On right side of your keyboard, press End to shoot to the base of the page, and then press Home to shoot up to the top again...

Is that what you meant Mavis ?

20 Feb, 2012

 

I'm back! ...so,it's our Shirley....it did cross my mind,but for some reason I discounted it...didn't think she would flash her pins..:o) but a good pair ,I must say......trendy young fashion icon of the day...I wonder what mum used to say to her ? Same as a lot,I suppose.."you're not going out dressed like that,are you ? "or" you'll regret it when your older,and catch your death of cold " ...ha ha..It's been great playing the guessing game,Terra..hope to see more pics..keep em coming..:o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Ahhh didn't think of Shirley!!!

well done Mavis !

20 Feb, 2012

 

Yes Terratoonie that's what I meant :-))

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Bloomer ..
Yes, I wonder what Shirley's parents thought of her fashionable attire ? ;o)

... I think a few more hug-pics in the pipeline :o)

Agree with you Pam... well done to Mavis :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

thanks for that tip, TT! I'm in the habit of CTRL-Page down - one key is always better than a combo! and of course, Home takes you to the top of the pagea gain - again, better than CTRL-page up.

lol has anyone counted how many wrong guesses there were?

20 Feb, 2012

 

These are the names which were ruled out along the way to guessing the mystery mini-skirt lady ...

Cristina, Sanbaz, Yorkshire, Hywel, Mark, Stoffee, Karensusan, Lincslass, Fran, Pamg, Lulu33, Libet, Driad, Neellan, Kasy ...

Correct answer ... Shirley tulip :o)))

Have I missed any names ?
Some were suggested twice.. Lol.

20 Feb, 2012

 

hi TT i missed it but, and i new the answer lol :)))

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol Mark, just say your letter was delayed in the post!

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Mark...
I knew that wasn't you in the mini-skirt ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Terra, over 150 comments on this blog now ... well done to Mavis for guessing correctly! ...

I found that ancient photo (early 70's I think) whilst sorting drawers and cupboards at Mums ... she reminded me that my Dad was disgusted with the length of my skirt ... and would not walk down the road with me ... lol! ... Fluffy was my very favourite cat of the three we had over the years ... he was always happy to be cuddled ... lol! ... My legs are nearly always covered by trousers these days ... ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Shirley... Thanks for the photo ..

It seems many who wore mini-skirts are now gardening in trousers .. Lol.
Fluffy looks a lovely cat .. cuddly ..
... very appropriate for this hug blog .. :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

very well done Mavis you beat me by a hour or 2 lol :))
lol TT :)))

20 Feb, 2012

 

One of our feral cats who disappeared and we thought had died about a year ago, Mrs Saggytummy, has turned up in the cellar to feed: I was soooo happy to see her I got all emotional and tried to hug her. I have a scratched nose for my pains. So I shall send big sloppy hugs to all my GoY friends instead, who I'm sure don't have such sharp claws.
Lovely, lovely idea, TT!
P.S. I wore one of the first miniskirts ever towards the beginning of the 60's (very daring - my father nearly threw me out) but there's no way any of you are going to see what I wear now! (Clue- it's NOT a mini)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Gattina.
How lovely that the feral cat returned. Nice to know that Mrs. Saggytummy is back, and that you did try to give her a hug, even if your scratched nose is the evidence !

You say you're NOT wearing a mini-skirt ...
... in all that snow ? ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

going to school and turning your waistband over.....:0))

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Pam.. too much information...
.. and too good a memory it seems ;o) x

20 Feb, 2012

 

TT I didn't say I don't OWN a mini any more - I just don't get to wear it very often. (Makes OH feel a bit queasy)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lol Gattina...
Distract OH by wearing the mini skirt ...
... and then you can switch the TV from the rugby to the gardening programmes :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

My dad was terrible with his insults, luckily I was already married when I started wearing them so he had to keep quiet as regards me, didn`t shut him up as regards others though, it was very embarrassing at times him being deaf he`d often shout without realising and we`d squirm ..

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Sue ..
I can imagine your Dad voicing his opinions on the short skirts, unaware that everyone could hear his comments...Lol.

20 Feb, 2012

 

Wow what a an amazing blog, wonderful pictures, full of wit ,banter laughter and fun. Many thanks to Terra for all her work, patience and skills in coordinating this very entertaining blog Hip Hip Hooray;0)))

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol I remember doing that, Pam - when minis came in, I was the only girl in the school whi had to wear below-knee skirts; i turned the waistband over so much i didn't have a waist, i went straight up and down!

and my first miniskirts; shee, they were more hip-pelmets - the younger generation think they discovered minis - they'd be loooon skirts by comparison!

lol still got a couple of minis, but now I tend to wear them over leggings

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hello Pansypotter.
Thanks for your lovely photo with the wonderful Polly :o)
I'm glad you enjoyed the blog ... more 'hug' photos still to come this week :o)

Hi Fran ..
yes, some of those mini-skirts were just pelmets weren't they. Lol. ;o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Hi BB ... Thanks ..
All hugs sent and gratefully received on this blog :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Glad to see your pic of you and Polly,Carole..I hoped it would be on before long..just going to check your email :o)

20 Feb, 2012

 

Why can't John Prescott hug his sons (Very out of touch over here.....)?
TT, I think if I got the mini on, OH would turn straight to the Rugby to punish me, or rather to take his mind off the dreadful spectacle.....

20 Feb, 2012

 

lol TT, there's your next challenge - the GoY mini-skirt parade! as we're non-sexist, open to blokes as well ....

20 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Gattina..
I'm glad everyone is joining in keeping this as a happy hug blog... too much sadness and bad weather around lately ...

20 Feb, 2012

 

Oh please NO MORE made up photos of me in a skirt - very embarrassing :o((

20 Feb, 2012

 

"no more"?? you mean there is some already?? who's got the negatives??

20 Feb, 2012

 

Someone took a photo off my page, and drew a skirt on it lol, ..... I didn't mind that once, but NO MORE pleeeease :o(

20 Feb, 2012

 

A bit late with the remarks regarding mini-skirts and fathers' comments but ..... I remember the days (and the cold knees!!!) and also remember that the 'Maxi' came in hot on the hem of the 'mini.' As it was Winter, it was a very (I thought) sensible fashion, but I remember standing in a bakers shop and another (lady of a certain age) customer poked fun at a girl walking past in a fashionable maxi coat. You just can't win, can you!

21 Feb, 2012

 

Oh Nariz..I had forgotten about the Maxi...I loved my coat..wore it with those black shiny stretch knee boots ..plasticy things !Lol...my coat was what they called bottle green...lovely and warm,but must have looked like a conifer :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

This is a big hug for Ba.....((((((0))))))

21 Feb, 2012

 

Hywel has someone been. playing tricks?

21 Feb, 2012

 

I have a rather nice Bottle green winter coat, which I wear with trousers, and I DEFINITELY look like a Christmas tree in it - I just need a string or two of tinsel and a few lights.......

21 Feb, 2012

 

You folks are all giving a whole new meaning to
"hug a tree" ;o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lol,Gattina..well,this is the right blog for our comments about our green coats....anyone want to hug two trees ? :o)..and I'm not even going to suggest where you adorn your person,with the tinsel..or lights !!

Haha Terra..we just crossed there ..great minds eh ? :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

lol Nariz, I remember when Maxis first came out, there was a cartoon by Sally Artz - two street sweepers looking at a street full of women earing maxis, and one was saying, "it's great, it cuts my job in half"

But those were incredible times - every six months you had to change your entire wardrobe, because the fashion had suddenly changed, or you were wearing the "wrong" colour or something. Thank goodness for nowadays, when one can wear what one likes. Or is that just a sign of getting old?

21 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Pam...I needed that.... (((((((((0))))))))) and a bigger one back:-))) Radio 4 this morning...going on about John Prescott and his lack of sonhugs....bet they've all had a sneaky look at Tt's blog...:-))))

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lovely to see so many hugs going to and fro ...:o)))

21 Feb, 2012

 

I think it's just us,Gattina..the young trendies do the same as we did..cheap and cheerful ,and not done, to go to the same dance two weeks running in the same dress..I used to got to C&A or a shop called Paiges ..do you recall that chain store ? . ..all those 'in your face'colours in figure hugging Crimplene,in old money £59/11d..or if you were lucky..£49/11d..(that doesn't look right ,does it ?)..happy days Lol.

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Bloomer .. Don't need the £ signs...

£59 for a dress ? ;o)

maybe 59s 11d ?

or ... £2. 9s 11d ?

or 59/11 ?

21 Feb, 2012

 

I can remember ha'pennies, and the prices were usually something like £9.19/11 1/2 so they could still say "under ten pounds!". They probably did the same wth farthings, but I do'nt remember those.

They did that kind of thing with with furniture suites, £199.99 and even cars - a penny under £30,000 to make it seem "cheaper"!

oh, crimplene! the first "non-iron" material, as I recall? "wash and wear", wasn't it? I had a bright yellow trouser suit and sleeveless jerkin - the recollection of the photo, at least, is pretty vivid!

21 Feb, 2012

 

good morning hugs (((o)))

we used to have a really big C&A in the town..... its Primark now.....:o((

a few years ago we went to Bruges in Belgium and there was C&A !!

I miss Littlewoods as well, used to get some nice things from there...

21 Feb, 2012

 

Morning Pam ... (((o)))
Maybe all those missing stores are now in Belgium ?

We could take a trip there to find out, and even if we can't find the stores, we might come across some nice chocolates ;o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Thats sad Bilbo.....

Some very nice chocolates Terra if a tad expensive, the ones I liked best were giant chocolate buttons from the chocolate factory tour(free tasting...)
The first time I went most be dozen or two years ago the old ladies still sat at their doors making lace

21 Feb, 2012

 

I find it strange how people vary - neither of my parents, nor any of my grandparents were 'huggy' people, and neither is my brother. I don't remember any 'huggy' aunts, or uncles, or cousins either. And Beryl isn't 'huggy' either. And Blodyn hates it lol
But I love being hugged, and I love giving them too :o) I am the odd one out lol :D

I hope you are feeling better today TT

Pam - that thing about a skirt was a bit of fun from one member, and I didn't mind it. But I don't want it to go on.

Can't be on GoY much today - too much to do lol :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Ah TT, what a lovely thought that Bonsai and June are both cuddled up and hugging each other in Four-Legged Heaven XXXXXX

21 Feb, 2012

 

(((o))) hugs for you, Hywel and for Pam ..

I'm feeling better today, thanks.

21 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Terry60 ...
I hope you're feeling perkier this week.
Don't worry.. Bonsai and June are cuddled and safe in 4-legged heaven. xxxxxxx

21 Feb, 2012

 

sadly, it's more than genes that are passed down families; habits can be hereditary, too.

lol shall we start organising a meet-up and trip to Belgium???

21 Feb, 2012

 

i've added 2 pics for your blog...i think im taking hugging a bit far on one...lol

21 Feb, 2012

 

Keep on hugging folks ...
... and eating chocolate ;o)
... works wonders !

Thanks, Sandra.
I've just returned home ..
Your fantastic photos are now on this blog :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Ahh that's nice, thanks TT. I'm sending hugs to you, Conker, Truffle and a gentle one for Crocus :O)))
I love the pic of Shirley, that outfit would go down well now.

21 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks for all the hugs, Annella .. xxx

Your two photos are great additions to this blog...

yes, Shirley's photo is fab. isn't it ..
Fluffy the cat didn't seem to mind the short skirt ..
just wanted a lovely cuddle :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Oh .good lots more hugs today..:o) Thanks for putting the 'old money' in order for me,Terra....I can't believe I'd forgotten how to do it ! .So it's off to Amsterdam then ?
C & A was still there in 2005,as I bought a jacket there..still wearing it.!If you fancy going to Palma,Majorca,there is one there too..could be a bit warmer there ..anyone up for that instead ?..

21 Feb, 2012

 

Wait for meeeeeeeee!!

21 Feb, 2012

 

Just seen the latest huggy pics! Love them..:o) aw ,our Annella and lovely children..and huggy tree Sandra ...just brilliant :o)))

21 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Sandra ..
Yes, super new blog pics.
GoYers are great aren't they :o)))

But why are you heading for Holland when we are going to Belgium ? Lol. Was it something we said, or have I misread the comments ? ;o)

... wherever we go, of course Annie and others can come along too :o) x

21 Feb, 2012

 

Point 1. Who would WANT to hug John Prescott?

Point 2. I know the C&A branch in Bruges - it's no better than the tacky ones in the UK were.

Point 3. I remember shoe prices - 39/11 were reasonable, 49/11 if you felt flush, 59/11 if there was a REALLY special occasion in the offing, 69/11 & 79/11 were for people with more money than sense.

Point 4. My mum was a dressmaker, and made all my clothes for me until I was old enough to make my own, so I never got the pretty, cheap, fun rubbish clothes that all my friends wore - mine took a year to make, had all the seams meticulously bound, and by the time they were ready for me to wear, I didn't want them any more. I once kicked over the traces and bought a really snazzy little fluorescent green number from John Lewis in Sloane Square. My mother nearly burst an artery when she saw it and I though World War 3 was about to break out. If I hadn't worn it home from the shop she'd have made me take it back! I had to leave home in order to buy the psychedelic prints of the mid sixties.

21 Feb, 2012

 

lol my mum wasn't a dressmaker but still made all our clothes - I dreaded going to school sometimes and having to take my coat off ... her attitude was, when I pay for it, I can choose what I wear - hence the calf-length skirts in the mini age - and the 6 inches extra around the waist where I tucked it over, lol

21 Feb, 2012

 

Cos I never saw one when we went to Bruges..Terra,and I need to resist all those Chocolates :o) ..not that I would be buying other things available in Amsterdam..!! ..Let me know if you are going by ferry,or plane..and we will meet up for a group hug..:o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Sandra... I thought perhaps you were determined to avoid the Brussels Sprouts ;o)

DEFINITELY a group hug on the European mainland...
could include Gattina, and Terry60 ... very international ;o)

Fran, it's a pity your mother couldn't have been persuaded that it would have been cheaper to make a skirt with less material... Lol.

21 Feb, 2012

 

That was another factor,Terra..don't like them.. I would much prefer the Tulips ! ..not for eating I may add..:o)

Lol,about Fran's mums dressmaking..sorry Fran.. but it made me smile..those were the days when you were supposed to 'grow' into your clothes...:o))

21 Feb, 2012

 

Wow so much to catch up on, on here TT. brilliant. love all the new pics! ((((((((((((0)))))))))))
I know the reason why things cost ie. £1.19.11d, and today £5.99 it is to stop theft! yes, thats right, if something was £2. or £5. then there is no reason to open the till, the money could be put on the side and then later on pocketed, now by paying £5.99 or £1.19.11, the till had to be opened to give the customer one penny change and the item purchased was then logged in the till! Clever eh? Obviously with modern tills now that have stock control and special coding this doesnt happen, also £5.99 is cheaper than £6!! Lol

21 Feb, 2012

 

lol TT that never occured to me as an arguement in them days!

I read that when early shops started to employ non-family members, GM, they made it 99p so that it would have to rung up on the till to give the customer the change, wheras £1 could go straight into the pocket. but nowadays there's no reason for it - other than to claim that a three-piece suite is "under £900" or a car "under £6,000"!

Irritates me on market stalls, they have the £x.99 label, but you have to ask for the change! I do it to be awkward.

And on eBay - when I used to sell on there, I wanted to set my base price at £1, but it cost about thirty bob extra to ster a penny higher. dunno what it'd cost these days.

I've seen a couple of shops, online and real, that have their pices at round pounds or fifty pences, rather than £x.99 or £x.49 - they get my vote - and my cash!

lol I still use old money terms now and then, as can be told by the "thirty bob"! - I'll go into a supermarket, and exclaim, "Twelve bob for a Mars bar!!" and some people grin and others look totally baffled - you can guess the age groups of each.

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lovely photos you've added TT. That one of Annie in her Mum's tum is very special! :)

21 Feb, 2012

 

I never thought of it like that,Grandmage,and thank goodness it is very rare now..but still happens occasionally..they are just too dumb to realise how good the new systems are..

21 Feb, 2012

 

Thats why I like M&S, Fran, so much easier isnt it! You sound like my dear old gran, she used to say 30p for a donut, thats six shillings!! She would be upset even more now they are almost a £1 each.
B. do you think it still happens nowadays??

21 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Karen..
Yes .. lots of lovely new pics added to the fabulous photos from members already here...

My eyes are rather tired so I'll catch up with other comments later. I'm pleased so many people are enjoying the blog :o)))

21 Feb, 2012

 

214 comments now TT. you must be exhausted! Take care. x

21 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks, Grandmage, I will.
I'm so glad that members have kept this as a happy, chatty blog which was the intention...

... and in fact, typical of GoY ... with your wonderful photos etc , you're making the blog far better than I could have imagined. :o))) Thank you...

21 Feb, 2012

 

It is such a happy blog TT. You are the one to be thanked.xx

21 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks for the Hug Dear Sandra, I have sent one to you via our lovely hostess Terra. My first job when I left school was at C&a Mode as a trainee Window Dresser, got fed up though as all I was given to do was hold handfuls of pins o pass to my senior and pick up Dropped pins with a magnet, so I soon moved onto better things. Hey I loved wearing the Mini skirts as much as the Lads liked looking lol Those were the days, dont get many looks now in my regulation trousers lol

21 Feb, 2012

 

lovely new photo's Terra, what lovely children Anella....x

21 Feb, 2012

 

we may have supplied the straw, TT, but you made the bricks all on your own - and built a Great Wall out of them!

21 Feb, 2012

 

It does,Grandmage..all sorts of fiddles are tried by staff,thankfully in the minority now...my daughter is an Admin manager for the Supermarket that I used to work for..and one of her jobs is checking that the takings balance..you wouldn't believe what they THINK they are getting away with...sometimes cameras are well worth their 'big brother' image ..and very necessary these days,for the tempted..!..Of course,most losses are by shoplifters..we used to have to have a 'Turkey Patrol' at Christmas Lol....some of them looked as though they were fattened up like the Turkey's :o))

21 Feb, 2012

 

You are welcome,Carole..thanks for yours:o) we have the advantage that we can hug in person,don't we ? ..know what you mean about regulation trousers..my legs don't see much daylight either,these days Lol.

Fran..that is a brilliant way of putting it..I agree :o))

21 Feb, 2012

 

Great comments everyone ... thanks ...
.. but I daren't put this blog on GoYpedia "Walls" Lol.

21 Feb, 2012

 

We should have one for Castles TT it could go on there xx

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Annella ..
GoYpedia "Magical Memories" ? xxx

21 Feb, 2012

 

And can we maybe have the next blog as 'favourite black and white memory photos' TT ? Shirley's lovely photo inspired me. All members can black and white new photos too xxxxxx

21 Feb, 2012

 

I have just scrolled through this blog, Terra ... there are some wonderful 'Hug' pics on it .....

Annella ... not sure that mini-skirt would look right in black and white ... lol!

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Shirley ..
everything looks different in black and white ..

GoYers have been great... they keep coming up with new ideas and different themes for hug photos :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Annella...
everyone looks younger in black and white ! xxx

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lol yes Terra and those legs would look good any colour Shirley xxxx ps love the shoes

21 Feb, 2012

 

dont get terra started on shoes Annella i remember the wellie one..lol well done Terra..:-)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Sandra...
maybe someone has a hug photo in Wellies ;o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Lol, Annella, they were sling-backs! ... : o )

21 Feb, 2012

 

My favourites Shirley x

21 Feb, 2012

 

I've been promised another hug photo ..
.. hopefully to go on tomorrow morning :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

have to put my glasses on,thought it said hunt a hamster,puzzled about it all day,lol
remember the time I bought lizzie a lovely little white hamster,came in put hamster on kitchen top and got the cage out,must have taken ten seconds came back and suki was licking her lips,poor thing hadnt been in the house 10mins,after that every time we brought a box in the house she was there as if to say"did you bring me another snack then",we never got another hamster as the teen was traumatized

21 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Ladybug.
Sorry I confused you with the blog title.. !

21 Feb, 2012

 

As regards C&A - the shops are alive and well and living in Spain! (And just as tacky!) ;o)

22 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Nariz...
Hoping you'll join us in the GoY Group Hug on the European mainland ... not necessarily in C & A ;o) Lol.

22 Feb, 2012

 

You mustn't forget all our friends on other continents - we're an international phenomenon! A Worldwide hug!

22 Feb, 2012

 

Well said Gattina .. :o)))

22 Feb, 2012

 

smiles, maybe people in countries tha don't have English as their main language could tell us the word for "hug" in that country's languaege?

*s* educational as well as fun!

22 Feb, 2012

 

You're right, Fran ... GoY is very educational.

By the way, two lovely new photos added above .. :o)))

22 Feb, 2012

 

This is turning into a marathon blog and it's so nice to read through the comments with so many lovely photo's donated by some lovely people.

22 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Homebird...
Yes, quite a marathon blog now ...
I'm pleased you enjoyed the comments.

All the GoYer's photos are great !
Your Maldives holiday must have been absolutely idyllic !

I've added another nice photo from Hywel today. :o)

22 Feb, 2012

 

Oh to be suprised and going to the Maldives.....what a wonderful suprise and lovely photo Homebird

Bloomer and Pansy too....Wonderful how Goy and gardening brings people together....hard to imagine living without it now, the knowledge and friendship gained here is truly remarkable

22 Feb, 2012

 

double thumbs up to GoY for that, Pam!!

In fact, if anyone deserves a global hug .....

22 Feb, 2012

 

thats the other thing thats amazing about Goy who would have believed we'd have good friends in 'all corners of the world' ((((((((((((O))))))))))) Here's to Frans global hug!!!

( maybe we should forward this blog to the UN.....;o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

I agree, Pam ...
Lovely to have gardening friends all around the world :o)))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Lovely pic of Homebird,and OH :o) great to see all these lovely people we chat to...and all our special friendships...I agree with Fran and Pam too ..especially the UN..:o)

22 Feb, 2012

 

Yes, lovely pic of Homebird and OH ... :o)

Today I mentioned I'd added an extra photo of Hywel, but I'm having slight "technical difficulties" with that one, so the pic isn't on here yet ...will add it later...

22 Feb, 2012

 

lol we await with bated breath, TT

22 Feb, 2012

 

and maybe some "overseas" pics to come soon .. :o)

22 Feb, 2012

 

lol I think we're going for the "longest blop posts" world record here ... or at least we're in with a chance.

22 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Fran ... for a long time, my GoY Wellie Olympics blogs held the records... LOL.

I've seen some TV today..
This morning on Channel 5, Matthew Wright introduced a discussion about hugging ...
.. and now, on BBC1 Bargain Hunt, Tim Wonnacott is hugging trees ..

but we did it first on GoY... LOL.

22 Feb, 2012

 

I must have blinked and missed those, TT, but will soon make up that lack

lol can you sue them for breach of copyright?

22 Feb, 2012

 

Here's another blog with lots of comments from a very supportive GoY readership :o)

http://www.growsonyou.com/terratoonie/blog/6771--waggy-tails-into-winter-conker-s-chemo-completed

22 Feb, 2012

 

Just had a look at 'Wellie Olympics' Terra..that is some lengthy blog and pics..but great stuff.:o))....a long way to go to catch up to that one ! .Lol.

22 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Bloomer ...
I just replied to you there, my very first blog ! Lol.

22 Feb, 2012

 

We`ve had some grand blogs over the years Terra, a lot of them all down to you, lots of hugs over the years as well, they all helped us when we needed them, I was astounded at the lovely comments and hugs sent my way when I lost Malik, then through the bad times with mum and more recently my dad, things like that mean a lot.
I know also how much love and support you received whilst going through Conkers illness, he`s famous bless him, without Goy we would never have known most of these lovely people..
So the biggest hug is coming your way,xx

22 Feb, 2012

 

Nearly forgot, I`ve had a big hug and a wash from a much bigger Brynner..Lol..Uploaded on my page...

22 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks so much, Sue...
yes, GoY is there for the good times and the difficult times... a wonderful worldwide group of friends... for our gardening, pets and hugs, and lots more :o))) xxx

I'll check out your photo very soon !

I'm going to copy a comment in a moment which I've just written today on my very first blog, which Fran and Bloomer discovered. It explains how different the GoY format for blogs was back then.....

22 Feb, 2012

 

Back in 2008 when I joined GoY, the format for blog writing was very different ...
...no opportunity to save a draft...
...you had to get it right first time ... !!!

...and also no photos could be included... I added the pics. to my early blogs a little later, when the format of GoY was changed to allow pictures in blogs :o)

Those were good times, and also challenging times...

But, with each experience, Peter and Ajay made GoY better and better, into the user-friendly site we know today :o)

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I've given you two for the price of one TT , me and our own lovable rogue GOY member Leigh ( Noseypotter) in my garden ..... :o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks, Amy ... that's a wonderful idea ..
I'll add the photo in a moment :o) x

Terry60's photo now also included :o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks TT - Sorry I got a bit mixed up about hamsters and guinea pigs!!! But it still counts as an authentic hug!!

22 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Terry60 ...
In the end I was so confused, I was expecting to see a pic. of your daughter with a grizzly bear... !!

22 Feb, 2012

 

Terry, your daughters guinea pig looks for all the world like a very cute rat:-)

22 Feb, 2012

 

lots of lovely comments here since i was last on Terra, great photos added and GOY has helped me through some tough times to with wonderfull friends on here including yourself Terra, lets hope we are all still here for many more wonderfull seasons :o)) xx

22 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Bornagain ...
On GoY, we rely on you for all animal identification ...
next week .. giraffes ;o)

Hi Sandra ...
Yes, loads of smashing comments... GoY is very helpful in many ways, isn't it. A few more photos in the pipeline ...;o) xxx

22 Feb, 2012

 

That man by the river, got his head stuck between those two trees in 2010. They couldn't get him free, and he's still there to this day ;o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

I would like to hug all of them

22 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Hywel ...
I hope the visitors bring you food and drink ;o)

Hi Donnah ..
I expect they would all hug you too :o)

22 Feb, 2012

 

There must be something in the air regarding hugs and cuddles - the Valentine's Card I gave to Partner said "BIG CUDDLES coming your way."

23 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Nariz .. Lol.
You were ahead of all of us with your cuddles :o)
A photo of the card would have been good for this blog !

23 Feb, 2012

 

Nooooo Bornagain - eeeeh don't tell me that's a rat - I was confused enough as it was....

We were at a friend's and she picked it up to cuddle it. Couldn't we possibly PLEASE pretend it's either a big hamster or mutated guinea pig .... not too keen on the thought of it being a pet rat .... (will I be done for animal prejudice??!!!). Whatever, I suppose it's the hug that counts!

23 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Terry60 ...
I did wonder whether the Italian hamsters and guinea pigs had become mutations of the more usual types seen in England... ;o)

23 Feb, 2012

 

Clever thought TT - perhaps they change in translation!

23 Feb, 2012

 

Never mind... it is still a super photo...
pretty daughter :o)

23 Feb, 2012

 

Definitely a rat, you can see it's tail hanging down under very pretty daughter's arm! They make wonderful pets and are very, very huggable :)

23 Feb, 2012

 

Yes .. cute rat... and I noticed that curly white tail !

23 Feb, 2012

 

I admit defeat you two, but I still don't like the thought of it being rat, tail or no tail! (well never since I read "La Peste" by Camus many many moons ago ....).

Why is it I wonder do we have aversions to some animals and not to others ?? I wouldn't touch a snake with a barge pole yet would think nothing of holding a spider, my friend on t'other hand is the complete opposite .... nowt so queer as folk, as they say :)

23 Feb, 2012

 

Rats have a bad press--- probably since the black death!--- must be built into our psyche now.....

but I always like 'Ratty' in wind in the willows....

23 Feb, 2012

 

Yes ... a rat :o) I don't know why anyone wouldn't like them ..... but then, I don't like birds :o(( They give me the creeps :o(( ..... and I've got a cousin who can't look at a cat ...

Now I could hug a rat :o))

23 Feb, 2012

 

I'm planning to hug anything I can find which is off topic, on topic, mid-topic, Topic chocolate bars... bring it all on ...

23 Feb, 2012

 

I ate an aero bar this afternoon, but I didn't hug it first, incase it melted lol ....

23 Feb, 2012

 

Apparently Aero had a TV advertising slogan...

"Have you felt the bubbles melt ?" ;o)

23 Feb, 2012

 

LOL :o) I felt them melting in my mouth ;o))

23 Feb, 2012

 

that was Treets - "melts in your mouth, not in your hand"

23 Feb, 2012

 

another chocolate slogan... "Pick up a Penguin" ...
or, to keep to the theme of the blog .. and because Hywel doesn't like birds all that much ...

"Pick up a Hamster" ;o)

23 Feb, 2012

 

No Tt that should be ppppick up a Hamster.........

23 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Homebird .. here are a few more ..
for the chocoholics ... TV ad slogans ...

"Lighter than ordinary hamsters"
"Everyone's a fruit and hamster case"
"It's not Terry's hamster, it's mine"

23 Feb, 2012

 

and all beacause ... the gengleman loves ... hamster tray

23 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. "Only the crumbliest, flakiest hamster" ...

23 Feb, 2012

 

" If you like a lot of chocolate on your hamster,join our club"

23 Feb, 2012

 

LOL.
"Do you love anyone enough to give them your last hamster ?"

23 Feb, 2012

 

hamsters - the rodent you can eat between meals without spoiling your appetite

23 Feb, 2012

 

Oh! I can't stop laughing. Fran, Tt and Bloomer this is hilarious.:o))))
Pauls slogan....A Hamster a day helps you work, rest and play...........

23 Feb, 2012

 

while singing "Tulips from hamster-jam"?

23 Feb, 2012

 

went to the top to check how many posts so far - lol i could have added this note to the previous, but I wanted to be no 300!!!! taht's all I wanted to say

23 Feb, 2012

 

Have a break....have a hamster.

23 Feb, 2012

 

"if i had a hamster, I'd hamster in the morning ..."

23 Feb, 2012

 

A survey says eight out of ten cats prefer Hamsters !

23 Feb, 2012

 

lol they probably would if they could get the caged oors open ...

Cats - kill 99% of all known household hamsters

23 Feb, 2012

 

Sorry Paul..we don't mean it ! :o)

23 Feb, 2012

 

" A hundred Hamsters every day.
Pick up a tin of beans and say .
If you think I'm eating this muck..think again ! "

23 Feb, 2012

 

awk, beans means hamsters??

24 Feb, 2012

 

A hamster a day helps you work rest and play......

24 Feb, 2012

 

Wow... you've been busy while I was sleeping...

"Nice to hamster" TV ad slogans please !!!

"A berry a day helps hamsters work, rest and play"

24 Feb, 2012

 

"Hands that do dishes can feel soft as your Hamster, with Mild Green Fairy Liquid" :o)
Now that is showing my age lol !

24 Feb, 2012

 

Thank you, thank you - you have all made a brilliant, cheery and hilarious start to my dreary day!!!

24 Feb, 2012

 

I was going to say 'go to work on a hamster'.....maybe not...

Hamsters can,t believe its not butter

If you want tho know the time....ask a hamster.....
Last one

I,m getting a hamster in the morning
Ding dong the bells are gonna chime....

24 Feb, 2012

 

Good grief...look what I started with my expert rodent knowledge!!! Going back even further.... (babe in pram)....Hamsters?...with a figure like yours?? See I have expert chocolate knowledge too:-))) I knew a lovely rat called Yogi, rescued from a school lab. She was very clean and used to go back in her cage to do 'toilets' in allotted place. My daughter had a rat called ratty, he was very affectionate:-)

24 Feb, 2012

 

Loving all the new huggy pics :)

24 Feb, 2012

 

I didn't think they used rats in school labs anymore Bornagain ...

I know I'm not too keen on them but the thought of what goes (or hopefully went) on during lab experiments makes me cringe ...

24 Feb, 2012

 

No Terry, I don't think they do any more, hopefully. Yogi belonged to one of my son's first girlfiends, sometime in the mists of antiquity. Rats are rather intelligent animals and, if you just look at their little faces, very cute:-)

24 Feb, 2012

 

A quick comment to say my internet access has been non-existent today ... just in case it disappears again ..

Glad you like the new photos Lulu :o)

I love all the latest hamster slogans ...

"Hamster ... because I'm worth it" ;o)

"You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your Hamster with Pepsodent"

"Let your hamster's feet do the walking"

"The hamster in front is a Toyota."

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hamsters are a girls best friend.....

24 Feb, 2012

 

"Ask the man who owns one" ...

24 Feb, 2012

 

"double the hamster, double the fun"

"You're never alone with a hamster" (now that really IS going back - those ads were in black/white!)

"Let your fingers do the walking through the yellow hamsters"

singing, "I love hamsters in the springtime..." (or should that be, "I love parrots"?)

24 Feb, 2012

 

"Lighter than ordinary hamsters"

"The milky hamsters are on me"

"Too good to hurry hamsters"

24 Feb, 2012

 

I've stretched the hamsterings in my leg ...

24 Feb, 2012

 

wince!!!!!

"Take TWO hamsters into the shower?"

"Don't forget the hamsters, mum!"

"Graded hamsters make finer flour"

"Hamsters melt in your mouth, not in your hand"

24 Feb, 2012

 

♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬
"If I had a hamster,
I'd hamster in the morning,
I'd hamster in the evening,
All over this land" ...
♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬

24 Feb, 2012

 

Why is that, as soon as I've posted, I think of another, and when I come back in, I've forgotten it again??

"Hamsters mean never having to say you're sorry"

"You know, Louis, thiis could be the start of a beautifyul hamster"

"It was hamster that killed the beast!"

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a hamster"

24 Feb, 2012

 

wow the blog beat to all TT very well done its been great to see all hugs your a GOY STAR :)) may send a new hug mmmmm let me think what to hug lol BBFB

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hows about a Barmy Hamster Mark ? Lol..nudge nudge,say no more! :o))

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Mark... thanks for visiting :o)))

Fran ...
you're on a roll with your hamster quotes ..

"Here's looking at you, hamster" ;o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hamster, prince of Denmark?

LLoyd George knew my hamster ...

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hamster ... "Your flexible friend"
"Think different" "Don't leave home without it"

Hamsters ... "Hand-built by robots"

24 Feb, 2012

 

you have to be a 'Clue ' fan for this one

"bring me the hamster of Alfredo Garcia"........

24 Feb, 2012

 

anyone remember 'Danger...hamster'?

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Pam ...
any chance you've confused your rodents ? ;o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

oh yes 'dangermouse...dangermouse.....'

24 Feb, 2012

 

lol Pam, I can almost hear Graeme's voice on that one ...

24 Feb, 2012

 

Oh my goodness. I`ve just popped in, more lovely photo`s and now I find you`ve gone off on a tangent and now I`m wracking my brain for hamster slogans, lol..

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Sue...
Yes, some wonderful members' photos added ...
and clever lot with their slogans too ;o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

You are my Hamster,my only Hamster,
You make me happy,when skies are blue.
you'll never know dear,
how much I love you,
Please don't take,my Hamster away...la la la..
( they're coming to take me away,,ha ha ho ho ) anytime now ! Lol.

24 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Bloomer ...
They'll take you, and the hamster as well ;o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

♫ That's why the lady is a hamster

♫ underground, overground, hamstering free

♫ hit the hamster, jack, and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more

♫ hamsters for sale or rent

24 Feb, 2012

 

Lol ... brilliant ..
...... and they'll come and take Fran too ;o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

LOL Fran - Lloyd George knew my Hamster :D That made me burst out laughing :D

I don't know why, but this has just come into my mind ....
'Oh Christmas Hamster
Oh Christmas Hamster
Your branches green delight us' :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

.. and they'll take Hywel also ;o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬
"How much is that hamster in the window ?
The one with the waggly tail.
How much is that hamster in the window ?
I do hope that hamster's for sale" :o) ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬

24 Feb, 2012

 

You're a pink Hamster
I'm a blue Hamster
Have we met somewhere before ?
You're a pink Hamster
And I think, Hamster,
That we met by the bathroom door .
:o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

LOL....LOL.. LOL....

24 Feb, 2012

 

Oh,dear..I am laughing so much,..OH has that raised eyebrows look,and shaking of head ! :o)) Do I care ? not a bit:o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Bloomer..
they're taking us away...
... would you like to come along ? :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

just depends,Terra..Do you know where we are going,and will it be at least 4*? :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

Thats a good one Hywel, I loved that song when I was a kid, used to listen every Saturday morning to hear if they played it, lol...

24 Feb, 2012

 

Oooh can I come too? You'll need an animal expert...what with all these hamsters and everything:-)

24 Feb, 2012

 

Bornagain ...
We wouldn't leave without you :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

and me and me.......cos the esso sign means hammy motoring you know..........

24 Feb, 2012

 

Yes, Pam...with songs like that, how could we leave you behind ...

and Lincslass to conduct the orchestra ...

and Bloomer to check the temperature is hot enough...

24 Feb, 2012

 

ah Fran , its nice to know someone else 'who hasn't a clue'......

thankyou Terra....I'll try to be good....

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hot enough,Terra ? I'm confused.com( no change there then)Are you referring to my 4*? I meant accommodation.....not temperature Lol..Iv'e just probably got lost along the way..for some strange reason..I need to lie down in a dark room..
looks like the gang is getting together again Pam..and Ba .with some new members on board..whee hee! Safety in numbers,but not sanity ...

24 Feb, 2012

 

Ah Bloomer ... sorry...
... you mean ★ ✪ ✯ ✰ ???

got my celcius confused with my celestial ;o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

That is exactly what I meant Terra...:o) Can I come out now,and put the light on ? Lol.

24 Feb, 2012

 

Come out, but no need to put the light on ...
... those four stars are shining very brightly ;o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

ok,I'm out..got my transition lenses,so I won't be dazzled..:o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

On top of old smokey ,all covered in cheese ,I lost my poor hamster when somebody sneezed. This blog just get,s better and better :-))

24 Feb, 2012

 

Welcome to the house of fun,Mavis..:o) Was it Madness who sang that? ..not sure ,but if so,I rest my case ! :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Mavis :o)))

♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬
Nellie the hamster packed her cheeks
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with lots of squeaks,
Trump, trump, trump.
♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬

24 Feb, 2012

 

Old Macdonald had a farm
ee i ee i oh
And on that farm he had a hamster
ee i ee i oh
With a squeek squeek here
And a squeek squeek there
Here a squeek, there a squeek
Everywhere a squeek squeek
Old Macdonald had a hamster
ee i ee i oh !!!

24 Feb, 2012

 

It came out twice lol :o))

24 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Lol. Am I seeing double ???

"New Hamsterdam, New Hamsterdam.
so good they named it twice !!!"

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Terratoonie :-))

My Hamster lies over the ocean
My Hamster lies over the sea
Oh bring back my Hamster to me

Bloomer I can't remember who sang it,I just remember singing it on the trip bus many year's ago!

24 Feb, 2012

 

♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬
I’m not such an ugly hamster ...
No fur all stubby and brown
For in fact these birds in so many words said
The best in town, the best, the best
The best in town
Not a squeak, not a quack, not a waddle or a quack
But a glide and a whistle and a snowy white back
And a head so noble and high
Say who’s an ugly hamster?
Not I !
♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬

24 Feb, 2012

 

The wheel for the Hamster goes round and round,
round and round, round and round,
The wheel for the Hamster goes round and round,
All night long.

24 Feb, 2012

 

oh, Pam, that's the best radio programme in the world, ever! Any programme that courld urvive the loss of Willy Rushton and then Chairman Humph has to be pure gold.

24 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Homebird ... that's an excellent addition to our song list ..
will keep me cheerful ... "all night long" :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

rollin' rolllin' rollin', keep those hamsters rollin'
rawhide!

hemster-luyah chorus?

hamsters keep fallin' on my head

24 Feb, 2012

 

Disney cartoon - Lady and the Hamster :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

Old King Cole was a meery old Hamster
And a merry old Hamster was he

24 Feb, 2012

 

well, since my hamster left me, I've found a new place to dwell ...

can't you see that it's true, please do'nt break my hamster in two, that's not hard to do cos i do'nt have a wodeen hamster

don't know may Hamster Presley songs!

24 Feb, 2012

 

Don't sleep in the subway Hamster

......

Hamster stop your roaming
Hamster leave the sea
Hamster when the tide turns
Come home safe to me :o)

24 Feb, 2012

 

have we alredy done, My hamster lies over the ocean?

24 Feb, 2012

 

Hamster birthday to you, Hamster birthday to you,
Hamster birthday dear Huggers, Hamster birthday to you......
Did you see the film 'One flew over the Hamster nest' was it by Rogers and Hamsterstien. We will all be hauled away by the men in white coats at this rate.

24 Feb, 2012

 

That's an old song Hywel but it was a good one,

24 Feb, 2012

 

You'll never take me alive, hamster!!

or as Cagney would put it, You Doity hamster!

I'm a Yankee Doodle Hamster

24 Feb, 2012

 

This is mad ... it's 4.35 a.m. and I'm thinking ...
Three wheels on my Hanster ... But I'm still rolling along ...
HAD to write it in ....
They'll definately carry me away now ;o))

♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬
Hell-lloooooo, Hamster
Well hell-lloooooo, Hamster
It's so nice to have you back where you belong :o)
♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

25 Feb, 2012

 

5.15 a.m. and can't stop laughing :o)))

25 Feb, 2012

 

Lol you lot of night birds....hilarious!
I'm afraid I find you all a little old fashioned though...so I'm off to listen to some hamsta rap :-))

25 Feb, 2012

 

Have you lot been to bed at all ??? It is now 8 am,so good morning...
The Hamsters got his hat on,
hip hip hip hoorah,
The Hamsters got his hat on ,
and he's coming out to play .

25 Feb, 2012

 

Good morning all you night hamsters.......

little hamster, little hamster
on a dusty road
got to keep now going onward
with your precious load.......ah x

once upon a time there was a little white hamster
very sad he was because he was a little white hamster
all the rabbits called him a coward just cos he was white
only big boys go to the meadow
only big boys fight

happyness is hamstershaped........

I hamstergo out today will hamster catchup tonight......

25 Feb, 2012

 

good hamstermorning Bloomer (((((((((((((((((o))))))))))))))))))

group hug....

25 Feb, 2012

 

♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬
"Is this the way to Hamsterillo?
Every night I've been hugging my pillow
Dreaming dreams of Hamsterillo
And sweet Hammy who waits for me"
♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

25 Feb, 2012

 

Group hug from me too :o) and here is today's weather forecast..
Oh,what a beautiful morning,
oh what a beautiful day
I've got awonderful feeling,
Hamster is coming my way..
.............................................
There may be a chance of a shower later..so it could be......
Hamsters are falling on my head...

25 Feb, 2012

 

Morning all :o) x

Mary Mary quite contrary
How does your Hamster grow ....

........

My Hamster lies over the ocean
my Hamster lies over the sea
my Hamster lies over the ocean
Oh bring back my Hamster to me :o)

25 Feb, 2012

 

good hamster to you Hywel and Terra and Bloomer did you know Hamsters are flowering in Picardy......?

you ' bring be hamsters in your smile'

And 'bring me laughter ALL THE WHILE'........

25 Feb, 2012

 

All together now Lol.. [ with Petula Clark ] ...

♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

" Hamster, stop your roaming
Hamster, leave the sea
Hamster, when the tide turns
Come home safe to me

As you sail across the sea
All my love is there beside you
In Capri or Hamsterdam
Honolulu or Siam

To the harbour of my heart
I will send my love to guide you
As I call across the sea
Come home to me

"Hamster, stop your roaming
Hamster, leave the sea
Hamster, when the tide turns
Come home safe to me "

♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

25 Feb, 2012

 

That brings back some memories,Terra..sailor boyfriends,not Hamsters ! Lol.
'All the nice girls,love a Hamster,
All the nice girls love a Tar,
All the nice girls love a Hamster,
for you know what hamsters are...:o)

25 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Bloomer :o)

♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

A mouse lived in a windmill in old Hamsterdam
A windmill with a mouse in and he wasn't grousin'
He sang every morning, "How lucky I am,
Living in a windmill in old Hamsterdam."

♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

25 Feb, 2012

 

oh, TT, you uncorked the magic bottle and see what a genie(us) escaped! - bless you! group hug for you for that! and for all the genious that's flowed from everyone! sitting here chortling to myself while I'm reading the posts, and sometimes out loud as well

I can't believe we're nearly at another hundred mark! and it was only a couple of days ago that we reached the previous one!

apologies if any of these have already been done, it's reaching the stage where it's almost impossible to check back every time!

♫♪ put on your hamster clothes when you feel down and out

♫♪ I've got a brand new pair of hamster skates

♫♪ hamster, how I love ya, how I love ya, my dear old hamster

♫♪ on a cold and grey Chicago morn another little child is born to the hamster

♫♪ is this the way to hamster-illo?

♫♪ I was only 24 hours from hamster

♫♪ i'm just sitting picking hamsters in the rain

♫♪ don't sleep in the hamster, darling

♫♪ you need hamsters to tell someone you love them
you need hamsters to help them on their way

25 Feb, 2012

 

Morning everybody, how about A hamster is singing in Berkley Square :-))

25 Feb, 2012

 

"My Love is like a Red, Red, Hamster" ? OMG we're all completely LOOPY!!!!

25 Feb, 2012

 

Ah, more for the GoY choir !
... excellent :o) ♪ ♫ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

25 Feb, 2012

 

I've read so much and laughed so much...I've got lost. Anyone mentioned
Somewhere over the hamster?:-)

25 Feb, 2012

 

Is that the song ..

Somewhere over the hamster, hamsters fly ?
Hamsters fly over the hamster, why then oh why can't I ?

25 Feb, 2012

 

I love your hug blog my dog Bluey gives me a hug and I have a special tree that I hug on my walk - and the world seems a better place= Marigold

25 Feb, 2012

 

reminds me of an old joke, TT : Q: what song is about the weight of pies? A: somewhre over the rainbow, weigh a pie

25 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Marigold...
Yes. Hugs with dogs and tress do make you feel better ...

Sending hugs from my dogs Conker and Truffle to your lovely dog Bluey xxx

Fran ... Lol... ;o)

25 Feb, 2012

 

Brilliant Fran that's got me chuckling :-))-

25 Feb, 2012

 

Louis Armstrong singing ..

"What a Wonderful World" ...

"The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.."

I used to think that was ...

"The bright blessed day, the dogs say goodnight.."

LOL.

25 Feb, 2012

 

lol TT, sometimes one's own versions are better than the proper words!

reminded me of another, last one, I promise, I only knew two!

Q: what song refers to weighing duck feathers as they float down a river?

A: weigh down upon the Swanee River

25 Feb, 2012

 

I remember reading of a child coming home from Sunday school and telling her bewildered parents that they sang a hymn about the cross eyed bear. ( The cross I'd bear for thee) never heard that particular hymn myself, but sounds believable:-)

25 Feb, 2012

 

Lol... and all those years I wondered why people would buy exploding items in the hope of a big win with Ernie ..

Premium Bombs ...

honestly .. that's what I thought they were called !!!

25 Feb, 2012

 

I also used to think it was 'the dark say goodnight' lol

A little boy living near my mother once told her he went to the lion's chapel .... turned out it was the Wesleyan chapel lol :o)

25 Feb, 2012

 

Lol.
As a child playing a flower alphabet game, I remember being disappointed I wasn't permitted chewlips for letter C....

25 Feb, 2012

 

I used to hear Tony Bennett singing "When the moon hits your eye like a big PIECE OF PIE that's amore" Not at that time ever having heard of 'pizza pie' I made it up as I went along!

26 Feb, 2012

 

Snap,Nariz..I still thought it was piece of pie !...Lol...something else I've learned....this blog is so educational :o)))

26 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Nariz and Bloomer ... Thanks ...
I came here for my early morning chuckle, and you didn't disappoint.. :o)))

26 Feb, 2012

 

1001 cleans a big big hamster for less than half a crown......

I,ll have to think.....

One comes to mind was a turkish delight ad.....full of eastern promays.....
When I couldn,t find it in the dictionary mum&dad had no idea what I was talking about....

26 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Pam ...

Yesterday evening, very sleepy, I decided to complete a crossword before going to bed...

I was tired ...
the first clue Across was "Popular cage pet" (7 letters) .

I thought of budgie and canary (both six letters)

Then I realised ... Lol.

26 Feb, 2012

 

Lol,Terra ..fancy not getting that ? ...leave it till morning next time ! ...I've heard of water on the brain,but never Hamsters ! :o)))

26 Feb, 2012

 

Lol. Bloomer ...
I usually do crosswords at bedtime, because then I fall asleep easily. H-M-T-R ??? Doh ...

26 Feb, 2012

 

When my son chris was a very young sprog, he loved watching the record player turntable go round (what was that about???) He also had some favourite songs. One day he asked me to put on the "candle song" His dad and I wracked our brains for ages, but couldn't think which song he was asking for. I went through all the record titles and when I read out the title of a Hank Williams (country and western) song his little face lit up, that's it he said joyfully....it was called 'I just don't like this kind o' livin' !!!!:-)

26 Feb, 2012

 

My next door neighbour in a previous house enjoyed the garden, and she always used to talk about 'those piano flowers' ... and I didn't like to ask her what she meant. Well I found out one day, they were peonies lol

26 Feb, 2012

 

Q: what do you get if you cross a garden flwoer with a cowboy dispatch rider?

A: the peony express

26 Feb, 2012

 

We had a neighbour when I was child who had a 'put me down' bed, mind you, it was in Liverpool:-))

26 Feb, 2012

 

Emily told Shelley she wanted to buy some atishoo nuts for me for Christmas because grandma loves atishoo nuts. Shelley had to go into Holland and Barrett to look at all the nuts and realised she meant pistachio nuts.......

26 Feb, 2012

 

Lol Homebird..my daughter used to keep saying''ocky mickeys''..it was ages before a neighbour sussed it out straight away,as " Yorkshire Mixture'' sweets :o)

26 Feb, 2012

 

read a letter in a magazine years ago, a woman spilled some water and said, "damn!" Her young daughter said, "Shall i fetch you a Prag?"

"A prag? what's a prag?"

"Well," thd daughter said, "When I spilled somethng last week you told me to fetch a Damn Prag!"

26 Feb, 2012

 

I used to take my young daughters across to a sweet shop on a Saturday afternoon as a treat and they were allowed to pick something each. My youngest said she wanted "Awutz." She kept repeating this every time we asked her and couldn't give any other description until she suddenly saw bottles of it at the other end of the shop. "There" she said "Awutz!" (R.Whites Lemonade!!!!!! "I'm a secret lemonade drinker, Awutz, Awutz.")

27 Feb, 2012

 

You're going to start me on some of the hilarious versions of dialogue that come up on television subtitles. One of my favourites is "The pine earring women" (The pioneering women) and "Fuzz and Asian" (Fascination) Any others?

28 Feb, 2012

 

I wouldn`t dare put up some of the versions that do spring to mind.
New hug pic on my page Terra, spotted this morning, I guess they were waiting for me to clean the debris out of the pond, trouble is I hadn`t really finished the job..

28 Feb, 2012

 

Your new photo now added, Sue.
That's a brilliant picture. Thank you !

28 Feb, 2012

 

More frog hugs now included.
Thanks Paul :o)))

1 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks for this lovely blog Terra. Its going on Poems as it is 'A Hug Poem'

30 Jun, 2012

 

Lol. Denise..
"A Hug Poem".. I like that. Thank you :o)

This blog certainly shows some of the very lovely people on GoY.

30 Jun, 2012

 

::)))

30 Jun, 2012

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