27 July 2009

Mum Meme.......

My mum was tagged by Milo and Alfie's mum To take part in a meme. Mum was also tagged for the same meme by

Huffle Mawson's mum
Here's how it goes..
Either (1) post 7 facts about yourself AND photos OR (2) post 10 facts about yourself with no photos, OR (3) post a childhood picture of yourself.”

So here goes..
  • I adore animals of all kinds and would never harm any ( even squirrels ) Some of my most magical moments have involved animals, some are pictured here, like swimming with dolphins, feeding baby joeys, feeding giraffes face to face and seeing those huge eyes.. so close
  • I had a happy childhood growing up in a small village before going away to nurse in the army. I enjoyed the nursing very much, but marred a man that was not at all good to me, (broken bones etc.)
  • I was lucky enough to meet my wonderful husband who treats me like a queen, and takes me to all the places I only dreamt about. To meet him was fate and wonderful.
  • We married in wonderful Las Vegas, and as I love Bon Jovi picked the chapel were he got married. Had a magical time there including having champagne breakfast in the grand can ion.
  • I have done some of the things I always wanted to do, like climb the Sidney harbour bridge, para glide down a canion in Australia, take a balloon flight. Paracend, to name some. I like to hope there are more things left yet.
  • I want to take a trip right round the USA, we have been to some places but not enough. Barrie has been to many more with work and will hopefully take me to some of them.( wishing)
  • I want to go back to Australia soon, we didn't see nearly enough while we were there.
  • I have eight lovely grandchildren, and have two great grandchildren on the way. One in September and one due Christmas day. Wow
  • I have always loved cats, Jasper is a much loved ginger beauty, who I adore.
  • I work full time as a rapid responder for a social alarm provider. I work shifts and find I tire so easily. Only just over two years until retirement hopefuly. The on call is a killer. lol

I think this is enough for now, sorry for going on and hope you were not bored.

I think a lot have done this meme, so please f you would like to do it please do. It is actually so much fun and when you get started could go on for ages. ( I curbed that)

Thank you Jasper for letting me do this. Back to you tomorrow.

Love carol xxx Not forgetting GJ xx





Mum and me at my christening, My Brother on the left of me and mum,A Sunday school trip I a fourth from the right in the group.





Wonderful Vegas wedding...



Outside the chapel ...


Getting kitted out for Paragliding in Australia...




Magical balloon flight for my birthday two years ago....





Riding the waves in Turkey...




Yay go grandma..





I spent a half day helping here in Australia and then got to....




Do this.. How cute is that....




This was the icing on the cake in Thailand...






This was one of my most magical experiences....




Look at this cutey..
















34 comments:

Martha Basset said...

Can we just say Grandma - looking good!!!
Lovely to see your pictures of your happy childhood.
Glad you have now found happiness in your life - we hope it takes aways all the bad memories, you certainly have loads of great ones now.
Your wedding pics are lovely - your adventure ones are awesome. Cant wait to see what you get up to when you retire!!!!
loads of love
Martha & Bailey xxxx

The Kool-Kittie-Krew said...

WOW~! What a wonderful life story! The pictures are amazing. You've done many things I've always wanted to do except $$$ is a factor. And, I have to say the Ginger Jasper is a very lucky little ladycat who is extremely lucky to have you for a mom!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew's Mom,
Shannon

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

GJ has the khoolest mum!

Tank woo fur sharing those furry interesting items AND pikhtures!

Fur some reason, I really like the striped khytty khat!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Daisy said...

That was fun! I love the photo of you on the motorcycle. And it makes me glad that you found a much, much better person to marry who treats you right. You deserve it!

Cory said...

We loved this! My mom did hers today too. We love all of your adventures and are just so happy you found happiness!

The Creek Cats said...

Wow, you are so so adventurous! Our mom is very envious of that. She is such a scaredy cat, she would never go up in a hot air balloon or paraglide! She only wishes she had the nerve!

We are so glad you found the man to treat you like a queen, as it should be!

Love the Vegas wedding! Our mom loves Bon Jovi too!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

How wonderful to see the Mum behind the cat. What wonderful adventures you have had - life is good now and you deserve it.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Java and their huMom, Lynn

Anya said...

So lovely life story
( I have read it two times .. LOL)
You have such a great life,
I am glad your found the love of your life (is very important).
Married in Las Vegas
( we dream about it ;)
Thanks for all your privat pictures
it was so nice to see it all !!
Anya :)

Hugs for GJ
Kareltje =^.^=

Jasmim said...

We love the pictures, especially the photo that has a tiger, very cute!
Your mother is lucky to have witnessed all these wonderful moments =)

septembermom said...

You have a blessed life full of love and adventure. Beautiful photos. Lovely post. I want to go on a balloon ride now:)

The OP Pack said...

Wow, what an awesome post!!! You have had so many wonderful experiences. We hope you do get to the USA and be sure to include a stop in Kansas - we would love to meet you.

Woos, the OP Pack

The Army of Four said...

Great post! We learned a lot about your mom, Jasper - thanks for letting her share your blog!
WOW, my mom just LOVED all the pictures, especially the ones with the animals! Probably especially with the Joeys. Wow!!! How special!
Play bows,
Zim

Eric and Flynn said...

Your mum has done so many things! We like the animal photos, particularly the tiger cub.

Junior and Orion said...

OMC!!! Look at you with all those critters!! Meowm says she is jealous!! She also says thank you for your service in the military!

The Kitty Krew said...

Oh, that was lovely to read about you and see your pictures. Very interesting, you didn't go on too much at all!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Sweet Praline said...

GJ - your mom is so cool and a lot braver than my mom!

The Monkeys said...

GJ, your Mum is just like we imagined and you're so lucky to have a wonderful Mum and Dad like you do!

Reese =^..^= said...

It looks like you have a wonderful life with a very nice man. I'm so glad you found each other. I wish you many more happy years together.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

GJ, Your mum has had an incredible, blessed life. Thank her for sharing the wonder of it with us.

Tristan and Crikey said...

You are so daring! Wow, we really enjoyed learning more about you! Your wedding dress was really beautiful:) Red must be your color:)

Dory's Backyard said...

Carol...You SOOOOOOOOOO rock!!

Scuba Diving...put that on your list!! It also rocks!

Check your email...custome # for Moo and Baa is on it!!

Smileys!
Beth (Dory's Mom)

Tuck said...

How cool! I was thinking about doing this, but now I don't know...I'm nowhere near as cool as you!!!

The Island Cats said...

This is so much fun...learning about our furiends' humans! GJ's mom, you sure have done a lot of fun stuff!! Our mom and dad got married in Las Vegas too!

Thanks for sharing with all of us!

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

WOWZA! You are one, cool granny! Go, granny, go!

milocat said...

WOW! What a fabulous post ~ I hardly know whee to start. The photos are gorgeous and you are certainly looking good for your age. You are so right we have had many similar experiences (air sports etc) and most definitely share a love of animals.
Your wedding pic is gorgeous and ! envy you being so close to retirement. I have 7 years to go (but should have retired in 3 years had the government not phased in later retirement ages!)

Thanks for taking part.

Jan (Milo and Alfie's Mom)x

Cat with a garden said...

Amazing post! You did so many wonderful things! Really great, thanks for showing.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Well, I think you should ALL come to Australia and visit me! Thanks for playing, Carol. It was good to learn more things about you.

Huffle Mawson

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Those are really interesting to read! That Tiger photo is cool! That hot air balloon looks fun! Thanks for sharing!

Parker said...

Wow - what great adventures! Petting a tiger or a lion is on my Mommy's "Bucket List"

Poppy Q said...

What a great post. We love that you look like you are having so much fun and adventure.

We are glad you found your wonderful husband, and he treats you like a queen. You deserve it!!

Byron y Xinver said...

Wonderful, thanks for sharing all these things about you and your adventorous life. Thanks, indeed, we love to know things about the humans who live with us.

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Great post & pictures. Would love to do many of those.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow! What a lot of adventures your Mum has been on! She so lucky to have had do so many amazing experiences, thanks for sharing GJ and Mum!
~lickies, Ludo

Amy said...

Ok, first you have to be kidding about the great-grandchild thing - what were you like five when you had your children. You don't look like you could have them on the way! And you seem to have had a lot of wonderful experiences in life - the animal stuff would be wonderful. I am so jealous of that!!