Thursday, May 20

A Day of Ups and Downs!

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You guys all know me by now ... I am not one to complain ... like to make the best of everything and today started off wonderfully well! I drove to a little village tea room just outside Cambridge to have a spot of elevenses with my daughter! It was incredibly lovely and sooooo relaxing! Found ourselves talking a little bit posh, we did and even a tad quieter than normal ... the waitress was in bygone clothes and it was just like taking a step back in time ... the perfect remedy for stress! Not that I was stressed ... then anyway ... but you know what I mean. 

The downs I refer to ... my car tyre ... with a nail in it ... less said about that the better and John has once again jumped to my rescue and changed it!!! I am just glad he was around! Do any of you know how to change a tyre??? I don't!!! And more to the point ... Would you feel safe driving the car after you had changed it??? ... I know I would n't!!! ... if I had ... which I have n't ... but if I did :0) I always find dropping the independent woman bit works at a time like that and yes ... gasp in horror if you must ... but Tag12005I resort to the helpless little female act whenever it is required and I find the transition ... well .... effortless :0)

As for the tag ... certainly reflects today's weather me thinks. As for those of you on Ranger U watch ... 29 sleeps left ... Woo Hoo! I feel an overwhelming desire to mention Lord Tim of Holtz at this particular juncture too ... you know Tim the man that could pop out in the garden on a hot summers day and build you your own personal ice hotel in your back garden in about 10 minutes with just one fragment and a dollop of Peeled Paint distress stickles while changing your car tyre with his free hand :0)

Have a lovely evening ... See ya's

23 comments:

Claireliz said...

loving that tag, glad you got the car tyre sorted :)

Helen said...

I'd be the same - not that I have a car - partly the reason is cos I panic in a crisis - but deffo get a man to do the job!!
LOVE your tag, the colour is just yummy, the butterfly is fab.

Dan said...

Hmmm...I remember a recent occasion when your car "broke down" too... someone up there is trying to tell you something! :D

Carmen said...

I can't change a tyre either and certainly would not try to drive a car that I'd attempted a tyre change on ;)

That tag is gorgeous, the butterfly looks like it is glowing almost!

Hels Sheridan said...

Love this piece... as for the car tyre, erm.. yep, I know how to change one - hell I know how to repair a train engine so I should know about a car.. but.. as for the WOULD I change one.. not on your nellie would I !! I find the helpless female act is so easy to use... batting eyelashes and showing cleavage usually works a treat ROFL Hope that you manage to get some sleep hun ... otherwise it will still be 29 left to go LOL xx

Sid said...

How tyring !!! :-) Your little plate is fab and your tyre is now repaired ! So what the hell !! Carry on and look forward to the TH fix !

Burnice said...

Love the tag. With you on the tyre stakes too.....
Would just like to say hope you have a fabulous time this weekend.
I'll blog mine on Sunday afternoon!
Have a great time.
Burnice x

The Inky Minx said...

a butterful i mean beautifly tag.. oh you know what i mean *big squiggie*

Lori said...

Lovely piece, Linda, just love those yummy colors! As for the tire, good thing your white knight was available! I've changed many a tire in my day, it's not fun, so you didn't miss anything there.

TinaB said...

Lovely work Linda xx You have made me laugh first thing in the morning so I'm set for the day! xx

Jennie said...

I could change a tyre, but like Hels I don't, rather clean out a meltpot than change a tyre! lol Have a great day :)
xx

sutty said...

Hope today is a better day - me and car tyres....I am with you - don't know how to do them so would call for assistance from someone who does! The tag is beautiful - love the butterfly mask bit looks great. Not long to go til Ranger :)

Kat

Crissi Harvey said...

Love the tag that orange colour is just gorgeous and so like the weather at the moment, glad the cars sorted never changed a tyre befor as i dont drive but woud probably give it ago if i did, infact i know if i did drive Dh would make sure i knew how to so he wouldnt have to do it lol

Andrea said...

change a tyre Linda I could rip an engine out and rebuild it ( did you see those pigs fly by )love the artwork and glad the car sorted x

Shazza said...

love this Linda, also loved your post, made me lol as usual. Helpless female....I don't think so but glad it worked for you and you got the tyre sorted. Off to see where I could fit and ice hotel in the back garden
x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wonderful bright tag ;)
No I can't change a tyre but amazingly I can and did change browsers which is allowing me to leave comments on blogs I've not been able to comment on this week - result! Would love to be able to change a tyre though.
Anne xx

craftimamma said...

Wow Linda, that gorgeous tag looks as though it would singe your fingers! It's a beauty though!

How to change a tyre was the first thing my Dad showed me after I passed my test (too many years ago to tell you) but ............. I wouldn't do it. Firstly, I'd never be able to get the nuts undone and if I did I wouldn't trust that I'd tightened them up enough for the wheel to stay on! Instead, I know a nice man (in a van) that can and will change it for me. Mind you, it costs enough for his services, Lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Val said...

This tag is brillaint. Love the background, and all the elements.

Change tyre - no, never - try not to add the fuel, if I can send OH off in it to do something for me just as it bleeps that it needs filling!!!

Hugs
Valxx

Gez said...

Great tag Linda. I know the helpless female act you're talking about..... it wins me stash every time!! hehe...xx

Who needs Twitter to find out what T!m's up too! Hope you get your passport soon. We've been having a right palarver with the IPS. I'm staying calm, I'm staying calm!

Have a great week.xx

Kathy said...

Beautiful tag, fabulous hot colours.

We were in Cambs yesterday, and also had ups and downs (well, my hubby did, I stayed on the ground and went red!
You are soooo right about the car stuff - definitely a time to drop the Independent woman lark and let the blokes come to the rescue (well, it's good for their morale, isn't it hahaha)

Dallying Debz said...

Love your taqg especially the bright summery colours.

I got a flat on the way to work once and my boss was amazed that I didn't know how to change the tyre. To be honest though paint, ink and glue on my hands - fine, oil, no way!

To be honest again (cos I am so sweet and innocent) I think men quite like us being a bit helpless sometimes so I see it as my duty to oblige :)

Paula Gale said...

Oh Dear - you have a good un in John - cos my OH does the helpless male bit - without trying what so ever!!! It comes very natural to him... thank goodness we are in RAC!!!

Gawjuss tag - love the colours...

Paula x x x

Lavender Rose said...

I love your summery tag, gorgeous!

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