Friday Smiles – week 263

Morning all, its a lovely early spring morning here with blue skies and sunshine but more snow is forecast for Saturday and Sunday here!  Its only meant to stay briefly though so i don’t mind that.

It great to be able to join in with Annie’s Friday Smiles again and I have a couple of things that have made me smile this week.

Firstly, it was Mothers Day last Sunday in the UK and i was lucky enough to get this from my son

He knew i needed a new mug as my old one was so chipped so he bought me this beautiful one which came with a matching teddy. I firmly believe you are never too old for a cuddly toy!  he also bought me a gift card to spend on my other passion, books. I am truly blessed in the mum department of life.

The other thing that made me smile and even chuckle a bit was this postcard I bought the other day. I collect Edwardian postcards but only one that have been written and posted. I am nosy and love reading the messages on the back, so when I saw this I knew I had to have it.

It shows a group of ladies sitting on whats known as the ‘lovers seat’ in Hastings, Sussex, UK I love the way they all look so severe and prim and proper but the message on the back is the best bit.

The writer of the card, Harold refers to them as ‘Giddy Old Kippers’ What a wonderful phrase! Has anyone heard that expression before?

I sometimes do research on these postcards to try to find out more about the sender and recipient and this one has been really interesting to delve into.  I’ll be posting the story on my blog tomorrow.

Well that’s me for this week. Enjoy your week and stay safe if you’re in a snowy area.

Gill X



  1. Bleubeard and Elizabeth

    17th March 2018 at 2:41 am

    Sorry this is brief. I’m having keyboard problems. Your new mug is perfect and you are lucky.
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  2. Kate Perry

    16th March 2018 at 2:52 pm

    What a thoughtful gift from your son. Of course we are never too old for a new cuddle buddy.
    Love the post card. Anything less ‘giddy’ I can’t imagine. But maybe Harold knows more about them than we do! I’ll try to remember to look at your blog again for the full story. Kate x
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  3. Lisca

    16th March 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I meant to add
    Have a lovely weekend and see you soo (I hope),
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  4. Lisca

    16th March 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Hello Gill, lovely to see you on Friday Smiles.
    What a lovely Mother’s Day present! You are truly blessed. On the continent they celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, so I have that to look forward to.
    What an interesting postcard. I love old postcards too. I collect postcards and am a member of Postcrossing. I always feature a postcard in my blog ‘A Postcard A Day’. Do have a look, although there arent many (or any) Edwardian ones.
    I was looking for a button to click so that I can follow you. Where is it?

  5. Annie

    16th March 2018 at 10:08 am

    I was spoilt on Mother’s Day too….we really are blessed aren’t we? I love old photos and your postcard has just the same appeal. What characters they look.
    Have a great week.
    Annie x
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