Friday, 17 October 2014

Grace at her punting best. A private peek...

Hello there!
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday’s blog a private peek. 
Well, I spent a super week in New York last week, 
visiting our Grace. 


The weather was fab, the city is fabber and Grace is fabbest!

As promised yesterday, here she is on the lake in Central Park, 
showing them how it’s done....





Very very funny young lady. 
Made all the funnier by the woman with the long face in the other boat, trying to have a romantic moment with her husband 
(or somebody’s husband!). 
Did you see her? Go back and check her out!

Anyway, we had a wonderful time, 
found the Boathouse restaurant,
and had - no, not swordfish or shark fillet -
we had fish ‘n chips.
Because you can take the girls out of England, 
but you can’t take England out of the girls.


Tune in tomorrow, for a birthday celebration.....

much love and laughter,



42 comments:

  1. Brilliant....Sorry!...Not Sorry...Duckies!...Its not me its the way the water flows!!!!....Grace your so on my wave length!!!
    Love it Barbara!!!
    Thank you for both sharing a great moment!
    Loads of Love
    Kim xx

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  2. Well girls thank you for sharing what was obviously great fun for you both. Are we sorry? Yep No, I have had real chuckle this morning. Very glad you got your lunch too and stayed dry! I was waiting for someone falling in with all the turning round! See you Sunday at Doncaster Barb, safe journey down.X

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  3. Morning - it looks such fun - Grace is so like you - you must miss her loads when you are apart jx
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  4. Just as well Sir Steve Redgrave has retired or he might be worried!? Loved the video. So glad you had fun with Grace. Have just had a couple of days in York with my daughter, had a great time with lots of laughs.
    love Gayle x

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  5. Fantastic! How strong is your Grace? Impressive. You must be really proud, she is such a beautiful, funny, caring young lady! X

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  6. Ha ha ha...soo funny! Bet they love her ability to do a souf east london accent out there. Grace you should have put a plum in your mouth and said you'd rowed for Cambridge or Oxford. Maybe the bore of a lady may have been more impressed! Glad you both had such a laugh together and hoping that one day soon Grace gets her star role because she sure ought to be on a stage ...very entertaining. Love to you both xxx

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  7. Hilarious! I can see you had oodles of fun! That lady did have a long face, let's hope she doesn't follow your blog! Tee Hee! xxx

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  8. Well done Grace...you are made for the stage and Barbara your filming...great stuff. thank you for making me laugh/tears rolling down face lol
    Thanks for sharing Ladies.
    xxx

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  9. Hi Barb,
    Great start to the morning! Grace is definitely her mother's daughter! She has so many of your mannerisms and you both have the same sense of humour. Bet you had such a good time together. Thanks for sharing, love Alison xx

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  10. So funny - she's so like you Barbara! Glad you had such fun together and made it back to shore. Thank you for sharing such a precious moment with us, Susan x

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  11. Hi Barbara,
    guess Grace had a "Muskelkater" the other day... So please explain your readers what that is ;-))
    The woman´s face is so funny but most hilarious: Mother let her daughter do the hard work and is filming and laughing in the background...
    Remembers me when I was a child and felt into a ditch with a lot of stinging nettles behind our garden, crying and my mother was standing there, looking at me and was laughing out loud without helping me first...
    All the best
    Rolf xxx

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  12. How lovely to capture moments like that (hurray for technology) - very funny. Some of your YouTube Tuesday clips make me laugh Barbara, when you are waiting for pictures to dry and you make the same expressions as Grace was doing. Comedy obviously runs in the family. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  13. Hi Barb,
    My word, your Grace is fit. I'd have collapsed trying to do all that rowing and "rowing" geddit?? with the long faced lady and her swine, oops sorry swain!! ha ha. Mother and daughter time cannot be beaten ( I don't have a son so can't compare). Rolf, I'm going to look up muskelkater on google.
    xx

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    1. It's translated as "sore" or "stiff", which is what I thing Grace would be after all that

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    2. Hi Maureen,
      thank you very much. I don´t know where this funny word in german comes from??? Usually "Muskel" is muscle and "Kater" is a male cat...

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  14. That was funny look like you had lots laughs lady didn't look in pressed hehe wonderful memories of you day on lake thanks for sharing x

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  15. Hello Barb (and Grace), oh this was just the giggle I needed today. Looks like you had a great time together, so what if that other woman was not impressed, maybe it was not with you and Grace bumping into them, but that she did not even want to be in that boat. Thanks for sharing. Bx

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  16. Hi Barbara thank you so much for sharing part of your precious week with us, it was so funny. Grace is so like you in things she says and does which is lovely when she is so far away from you. She should join a rowing club and train for the Olympics! Brilliant. Have a great day. Love Diane xxx

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  17. Wonderful Barbara, her facial expressions are so like yours. Glad you had such a lovely funny time. xxxxx

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  18. Hi Barbara and Grace,

    Just brilliant!
    Taking a line from Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, " I nearly peed my pants" laughing at your funny faces and the sour faced woman in the other boat!!

    Mum and daughter time is so precious, you clearly had such a great time together.
    Thanks for sharing your little film.

    Jackie, x

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  19. LOL, very funny! Gracie is a real credit to you and a bit of a chip off the ole' .....

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  20. I keep going back to watch it. She makes me laugh so much!

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  21. So funny. Made of strong stock Barbara! Can see who Grace gets her facial expressions from. Tags for sharing xxx

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    1. That's meant to say thanks for sharing...silly me x

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  22. Hello Barbara,

    The apple didn't fall far from the tree did it, Barbara! Lovely video. How did you manage to keep your iPad from wobbling and shaking all over the place. A really good giggle.

    Love, Roz.x

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  23. This is so funny and great of you to share it with us Barbara. I can see that you and Grace have a lot of fun when you get together and share that dry sense of humour. She is obviously a born actress and with the drive to succeed she will do well I am sure, especially as she is so pretty too. You must miss her a lot and time together is precious. x

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  24. She is funny, so many facial expressions! I see your arms weren't aching then??? Oh yeh you were holding the camera. x

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  25. I'm glad you had a lovely time with your feisty Grace.

    I too have a feisty daughter, who is quite good at sculling and can row most men off the water. Five years of Friday evenings at Sea Rangers did the trick and though only 5'2'' and 7+ stones most folks are amazed when she comes powering through on the boating lake.

    Happy Days

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  26. Hi Barbara
    Funny video,good memories.

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  27. Hi Bard Like daughter like mother so they say lovely video
    crafty hugs
    Pauline B

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  28. Go Grace - with such ninja turning skills I am impresed ( my secret skill is the pedilo lol!)
    Glad you had a fab time - I would never get my mum on a boating lake let alone on a plane to go to America lol!

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  29. This was priceless, not me just the way the water flows should be a new stamp!!!!! Fantastic, fun, funny and just made my day,.. Wow

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  30. Brilliant video Barbara. Grace is soooo like you, no wonder you have such fun together. Her range of expressions is great and her sense of humour is terrific. Priceless moments to be treasured always. Thanks for sharing this special time with us. xx

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  31. A lovely private peek into your time with Grace

    Jackie x

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  32. Brilliant, such a happy young lady who looks so like her mum. Glad you had a good time. xx

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  33. such a beautiful happy face. lovely girl, hugs xx

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  35. Made me laugh, my favourite bit was the water flowing the wrong way! XX

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  36. She drives like that as well !! x

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  37. Really like Mother, like daughter (or may be you say it the other way round, could never remember....) Wonder how you manage not to fall in the water.....I was laughing so much nearly dropped my computer. Stunning Young girl.
    Laurence xx

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  38. Very funny, Grace is such a fab young lady, an absolute credit to you x

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x