Friday, 22 April 2016

Competition Time! I have a frog in my throat....

Hi there!
Thanks for popping in.
Hope you are happy?
TGIF !!!
No work this weekend for me!
Well, no exhibitions or TV shows.
Anything else doesn’t count....

So maybe we can let our hair down,
pick a flic,
bake a cake
chillax,
do nowt.

niddip niddip....

Up for a limerick?

We do like a limerick don’t we.....

I shall give you the first two lines, 
then you copy - paste them into the comments box below 
and add your creative spin on it!

There once was a lazy green frog, 
who drank way too much strong eggnog;
la la la la la
la la la la la
la la la la la la la la!


Go on! Give it a go!
There’s a £20 Gift Voucher hanging on this.
Winner to be picked on the Sunday morning laughometer....

Tomorrow, our Paul Church is on TV, 
on Hochanda.
Would be great if we can cheer him on - 
if you can’t watch on TV, then there’s always
HOCHANDA.com on your computer.

love and hugs,

P.S.
What do you say to a Hitch-hiking frog?
Hop in.

What kind of shoes do frogs wear?
Open toad.

128 comments:


  1. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He was too full to croak,
    And could no longer float,
    So he sank up to his chin in the bog.

    Have a lovely weekend. X

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  2. You have made my day as I like be frogs! Having to work today, it is beautiful outside so was feeling down as I want to be outside, but you have cheered me up with your frogs!
    Looking forward to tomorrow to groovi Scotland with Emma. Looking forward to learning lots and lots while catching up with my crafty friends!

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    1. Hello Fiona. Looking forward to tomorrow too. No pressure!!! Xxx

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    2. Have a great day Emma and your Groovi ladies xxx

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    3. Thank you very much Lisa. Xxxx

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  3. Enjoy your week end
    There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank far too much strong eggnog
    Dave played him a tune
    So he started to croon
    Buggar off and give Barbara a snog "

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  4. Like the P.S. I'm no good at limericks but I know from past competitions that there will be some really funny ones. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.

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  5. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He jumped and he hopped,
    Then down he did flop.
    Saying I think I will just sit here and sing Rivet!!

    Have a great weekend Barbara. I know I will!!! Xxx

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  6. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way to much strong eggnog
    He went for a snog to be turned to a Prince
    But instead ended up getting frogalised.
    (Don't drink and hop)!!!

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  7. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He jumped and he hopped,
    Then down he did flop.
    Saying I think I will just sit here and sing Rivet!!

    Have a great weekend Barbara. I know I will!!! Xxx

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  8. Hello Barb,
    Have a great weekend and I'll pop in to keep Paul company, wouldn't want him to feel lonely. I'm too jiggered to give the limerick a go after spending a few days away with crafting friends like our Diane (or Dainty as I like to call her, although she towers over my 5'2"!!!). Alison, shhh we were rooting for Sunderland but don't tell my son in law!
    Oh, all right, here goes.
    There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank far too much strong eggnog
    It gave him double vision for days
    So he changed his ways
    And now plays with his friends in the bog!!
    love Maureen xxx

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    1. Hello Maureen, now do I tell them about you chatting up young men and getting photographed by the local constabulary ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€. Lots of love xxx

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  9. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank far too much strong eggnog
    He saw a good movie
    And felt really Groovi
    Then crafted on into the night

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  10. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He tried to be Groovi
    But couldn't really movee (!)
    And now he's stuck in a bog!

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  11. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    It made him feel wheezy
    and then very queasy
    And he spent all night on the bog!

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  12. Enjoy your weekend off Barb and Dave - well deserved. I'll try to catch up with Paul in between painting window frames outside.

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    It upset his tummy
    His poo was all runny
    And vile was the smell of the smog!

    Oh dear - it must be the ex-nurse in me coming out! X

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    1. cor blimey. Graphic or what?!?!!? xxhahaha

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  13. I do love the creative poets. Enjoy your weekend.

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  14. There once was a lazy green frog
    who drank way too much egg nog
    The silly drunk lad
    Slipped off of his pad
    and landed face down in the bog

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  15. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He said, from his knees,
    Barb will you help me pleeeeeeze
    I must find my way to the bog

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  16. Apologies if this offends anyone!

    There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He fell down on the grass
    Flat out on his arse
    And dreamt he was in love with a dog

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  17. These are definitely getting more risquรฉ! Was tempted but thought I'd keep it clean:

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog,
    Next day was a joke
    He thought he would croak
    But was cured with a hair of the dog

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  18. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    As he lay in his bed
    Whilst elephants tap danced in his head
    He was inspired to start writing a blog

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  19. Okay. Can't resist after all..

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    When he met a princess
    He took off her dress
    as he wanted much more than a snog

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  20. Hello Barbara, hope your weekend is calmer than recent ones. I am off to Maria's Catterick class tomorrow -yay - so will have to give Paul my apologies unless there is TV in the hall. Will get him on catch up later.
    Here goes...
    There once was a lazy green frog,
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He downed the whole flagon,
    Didn't fall off the wagon
    But certainly fell off his log!
    Chris xx

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    1. Aaaw, I'm gutted that I didn't know about this!! Have a brilliant day xx

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    2. She has a class every month Morag. I went for the first time last month and everyone was so friendly and Maria was lovely. Her email address was on the last club newsletter but I'm sure if you rang Clarity they would give you the details, xx

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    3. Love your Limerick Chris. I'll get Maria's e-mail from the newsletter. Thank you xx

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  21. There once was a lazy green frog,
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog,
    As he staggered and swayed
    Singing songs, as he played
    I'm a happy and drunken green frog !!

    �������������� xx

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  22. There once was a lazy green frog,
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog,
    As he staggered and swayed
    Singing songs, as he played
    I'm a happy and drunken green frog !!

    �������������� xx

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  23. Hoppy Friday to the lovely Barbara and team :) x

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  24. Hoppy Friday to the lovely Barbara and team :) x

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  25. HI everyone you have made me chuckle this afternoon, fantastic efforts from everyone.

    I hope you will soon feel a lot better Barb, and I am sure a restful weekend will do you the power of good.

    I have been trying to get a walk in each day ( 2 days in a row) even out in the rain to "get away" from it all.

    Nearly ready to up load my entry for the challenge tomorrow, and hope to get out in the garden over the weekend.

    crafty hugs and big hugs to all my blog friends.

    Pen x

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    1. Evening pen looking forward to your challenge entry hope you have a peaceful weekend xxx

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  26. Hi Barbara,

    There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He thought he was hopping
    In fact, even bopping
    Then slipped right off his Yule Log

    Hugs xxx

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    1. Replied to your reply above xx

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    2. Evening morag hope your feeling a lot better and able to craft xxx

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  27. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He said "I do love a Snowball
    In a glass straight and tall
    But I don't like any other grog"

    Enjoy your weekend everyone x

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  28. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He tripped on his flipper
    Turned into a kipper...
    Ended up as breakfast for the dog

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  29. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    With his head in a daze
    To get back on winning ways
    He looked for a princess to snog!

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  30. Happy to indulge in some frivolity!

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He passed out in a heap,
    had a very deep sleep,
    but woke for some 'hair of the dog'
    Tonbridge Sue

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  31. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He wobbled and walked,
    Instead of croaking he squawked
    And the next day it was all just a fog.

    Hmmm not the best but it did remind me of a frog joke:

    Customer: Waiter have you got frog legs?
    Waiter: No, its just the way I walk!

    Have a great weekend. XX

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    1. Ha ha love the frog joke xxx

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    2. That's great Donna. Hugs xxx

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    3. Haha Donna the old ones are the best! Hope you've had a good day xxx

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  32. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He began too stagger and stutter',
    Fell into a gutter,
    And now hes a Toad in the Hole

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    1. Hahahaha x it is even funnier because it doesn't rhyme! Haha xx

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  33. Evening Barbara have a wonderful weekend so cute are the frogs looking forward to paul on hochanda on record don't want to miss anything crafting hugs xxx

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    1. Evening Donna Dorothy Diane Brenda pam gilly morag sue57 Julia Jackie Chris pen thinking of you all hugs to all on the blog hope you all have a crafting weekend xxx๐Ÿ˜Š

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    2. There once was a lazy green frog
      Who drank way too much strong egg nog
      Which made him do 50 leap frogs
      He croaked yippie As he won the trophy
      On offer from clarity

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    3. Hi Sheila. Love your Limerick. I hope you're having a good day. Hugs xxx

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    4. Hi Sheila, having a bit of fun reading all the limericks. I hope you have had a good day. Went to see a cattery today as we are going away in the summer for 2 weeks. Kirri has never been in a cattery before so it is a worry. I happened to mention that I could take all the cats home with me to be told that what she also does Cat Protection re-homing and has two at the moment. So tempted.

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    5. Hi morag I've had a restful day hope your feeling better xxx
      Hi Julia looks like you will be taking home more than Kirri after your holiday I've been resting xxx

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    6. Hi Sheila
      Hope you are ok and have had a lovely day. Had lunch out with Emma today, she's flying back to uni tomorrow but will be finished by this time next month. Xxx

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    7. Really pleased your having lovley quality time with Emma wish her a safe flight and it won't be long before she is back home hugs xxx

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  34. Oh my there are some fabulous limerick endings and love them all, it sure is going to be a hard one to judge, good luck to everyone! Have a great chilled out weekend, I intend to have one too ;)
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  35. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He felt a bit silly
    'Cos to slide off his lily
    Was not his preferred epilogue.

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    1. Very good. Cor these are all so funny! I am sitting in the corner of the kitchen with the cat, chuckling, laughing, giggling and there was even a roared out loud in there! excellent

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    2. I think we've all had a lot of fun with this!

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  36. Evening Sheila, Diane, Pam, Dot, Morag, Gilly and Alison. Hope you are all OK, any crafting this weekend? Gilly you will have to craft something in bed. Xx

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    1. Hi Donna. Hope you're settled back into work and enjoying it. xxx

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    2. Hi Morag, two weeks back already, how did that happen! I do enjoy it, always different and children always make life fun and interesting. Xx

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  37. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He met a French toad,
    Took her to his abode;
    And the next day appeared in her blog.



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  38. Hi Barb,

    here is my limerick - a bit rude I would say...

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog.
    He was dancing and prancing
    and flapping and clapping.
    At the end he was honking a lot.

    Rolf xxx

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  39. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way to much strong egg nog;
    Too squiffy to get home,
    round the pond he did roam,
    And, oh my! Gave a toad a big snog!

    Enjoy your weekend xxx

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  40. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    he sat under a tree
    where the lady frogs be
    and asked all for a snog!

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  41. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He scared Natti the toad
    Who crawled into the road
    And was carried away by a dog

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  42. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog,
    He felt so sad,
    Stretched out in his pad,
    And feeling as sick as a dog.

    A nice quiet weekend for me too, my Sunday lunch is being cooked for me, so looking forward to that. Hope you get that well earned rest. xx

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  43. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong egg no
    He said to his mate
    Gotta cancel me date
    Cause I'm gonna be all night on the bog.
    Xxx

    Luv Yvonne

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  44. There once was a lazy green frog
    who drank way too much strong eggnog.
    He wandered on home,
    completely alone,
    listening to his own monologue.

    Happy weekend to everyone :) Mxx

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  45. Evening Brenda, have a good weekend. Xx

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  46. A touch more Friday Frolics -

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    More than usually green -
    you can picture the scene
    as he tried to romance a log.
    Tonbridge Sue

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  47. I' really sorry for this but my husband came up with this one.


    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    His thirst he did quench
    But his buttocks did clench
    So he sat on the pan and dropped a big log

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  49. There once was a lazy green frog,
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He croaked and he hopped,
    And gave a big fart,
    Then started all over again

    Must be a male lol

    Lovely to meet you at ally pally barb

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  50. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He had a quick kip,
    Took another small sip
    And then tried to make love to a log!

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  51. There once was a lazy green frog,
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog,
    Dreamt he was a bee,
    Woke up on a tree,
    Next morning at 8 o'clock.
    Poor frog!

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  52. I love the frog picture and the witty endings made me laugh. Watching Paul tomorrow and must get my challenge done on Sunday. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  53. Hi Barbara
    Right we've had a go, family effort, Emma would like the credit for it though !!
    There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong egg nog
    He fell in his cup
    And promptly threw up
    And ended the night in the bog.

    Hope you like it
    Love Diane and Emma xxx

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    1. Hi Dot Hi Brenda Hopi Pam hi Alison hi Gilly and hi to everyone
      Hope everyone is ok and your weather has been better than our wet day. Sending hugs all round.
      Love Diane xxx

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    2. Well done Emma..with a little bit of Diane!!! Hugs xxx

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  54. they say laughter is the best medicine, these limericks have certainly made me laugh, here is my effort,

    there once was a lazy green frog
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    it quickened his pace
    and with a smile on his face
    turned into a frisky green frog

    Linda

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  55. Hi Barbara, looks like you're all having fun with your limericks. Where's your one Barbara? You should join in too, I'm sure you could come up with some crackers. Glad to hear you and Dave are managing a quieter weekend this week, hope you can manage to switch off for a bit and have some quality time together. Love Brenda xx

    Can I ask a wee question - when doing the whitework, once you've done the number 4 tool and rested it, do you just keep repeating this process with the number 3 tool for as many times as it takes to get it proper white? Or am I doing something wrong? Thank you xx

    Diane you've got to tell all now!!! Hi my bloggy pals xx

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    1. Hi Brenda it's lovely to see you. Maureen is one of the loveliest ladies I've met, very gentle, but not adverse to chating up a nice young man on the train to open the window for her! The local constabulary were drinking a coffee in our hotel and were accosted to take a group photo of us all, there was a lot of chatter and laughter so they were chatting to us and were amazed we had met through a craft blog and had become such good friends even though we live miles apart. I hope you are ok, sounds like you are enjoying your groovi xxx

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    2. Hello Brenda, how lovely to see you. I've somehow managed to miss you for nearly a week!! As for the whitework, I personally just keep going back in with the smaller tool(number 3), but I think everyone will have their own preferences. I find the longer I leave it, the whiter it becomes when I go over it. I hope that helps a little. Big Hugs xxx

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    3. Hello dear blog friend hugs for you and daisy good to know your enjoying your groovi xxx

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    4. Hi just watching paul church on hochanda he just said the white work go in with ball number 4 then leave for half hour go in with 3 and keep doing that till you get where you want to be hope this helps or you get to watch him it's where he has done the large bird after colouring it in and cut it out that he tells you this xxx

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    5. Thank you :-) xx

      Sounds like the policemen enjoyed your banter Diane, probably makes a pleasant change from what they usually have to put up with eh! xx

      Thanks for the whitework info Morag and Sheila. I'll keep going!!! I can take my time when something requires that, but it seems I need to see proper results for my efforts!!! Maybe the Groovi isn't for me after all! But whitework is only one part, I guess when I add in pricking and cutting and colouring in and stuff I'll be seeing results as I go. I'm going to watch Paul's shows on catch up so I'll look out for this bit Sheila. Hope you are both feeling better, and your appointment comes soon Sheila xx

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  56. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He danced a jig
    Along the back of a pig
    Until he fell asleep on the back of the hog.

    Janine

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  57. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He flipped on his back
    Stayed there, quite flat
    Till he Called for a hair of the dog!

    At this time of the morning it's the best I can do! Have a good weekend xx

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  58. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He lay in a stupor
    Thinking what did I do that for
    Still on the upside he'd gained fame in Barbara's daily blog!

    Ann x

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  59. Hi Barb, well those pictures really made me laugh, so did the 2 jokes at the bottom. Mmmmm, will have to see if my brain kicks in with something funny. Have a great weekend. Bx

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  60. Hi I've just thought of another one
    apologies if it offends anyone

    There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He fell flat on his arse
    in the long grass
    now he's famous on Barbara's Blog

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  61. Thought I'd give it a go for once, since I usually don't see these competitions in time to enter. Here goes...

    There once was a lazy greeen frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog,
    he attempted a swim,
    but just fell right in,
    and clonked his poor bonce on a log!

    Hope you like it Barbara, and have a lovely weekend!

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  62. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    This changed his sex, shape and size
    And to everyone's surprise
    He is now known as Mrs Grog!

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  63. There once was a lazy green frog
    who drank too much strong eggnog
    he lay by the pool to keep himself cool
    but later was as sick as a dog.

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  64. Nice to hear you have actually got the time to chill a little Barb, I think you both deserve a chillaxing day. There are so many fabulous limericks here that I'm not sure I should even bother with mine lol. Julia's made me actually LOL.
    Anyhoo, here goes:
    There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank too much strong eggnog
    He got totally drunk
    Made love to a skunk
    Now they've both got a wee baby skog!
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    xxx

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  65. There once was a lazy green frog
    who drank too much strong eggnog
    he got stuck on a log
    couldn't see for the fog
    and this was his epilogue......

    Smiles

    June x

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  66. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    Then after a kip
    Went to work with a skip
    And now has his own daily blog
    X
    Luv Yvonne

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  67. There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    On the way home he fell over a dog
    And sank in a bog in the fog.

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  68. This is addictive Barb, .....
    There once was a lazy green frog
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog
    Smiling as he burped and
    then in a big hurry
    His mates scattered & left in a scurry
    As he made a huge dash for the bog.

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  69. Hope you're enjoying your chillax!

    I don't often manage to complete your limericks but, on this occasion, an ending suddenly came to me, as follows:

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    He got totally plastered,
    'twas fun while it lasted,
    till he was bit getting hair of the dog


    However, I think my other half, Gary, came up with a much better offering:

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    Whilst in a drunk trance,
    He booked a shuttle to France -
    And now he really knows the meaning of being legless!!

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    1. hahahahaha. Now THAT one made me curl up!!!!!!

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  70. There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He then had some gin
    he fell down on his chin
    and somehow ended up on this blog

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  71. Hi Barbara, I hope you're enjoying your chillax. I've been reading your blog for a while but never been brave enough to comment before - so I hope I'm doing this right!

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog
    Well he's lazy, he's smelly
    and he drinks from a welly.
    But the princess still gave him a snog!

    Have a fab weekend everyone
    Carolyn x

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  72. I hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am! Here is my limerick

    There once was a lazy green frog,
    who drank way too much strong eggnog;
    He failed to go courting,
    And now he he is sporting,
    A face that is quite hangdog.

    Happy Days,
    Lesley

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  73. There once was lazy green frog,
    Who drank way too much strong eggnog,
    As he danced on a log he started to cough,
    It caught him off guard and he quickly fell off,
    So he hopped up the road for a hotdog.

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  74. Fantastic all the limericks well done everyone...

    crafty hugs Penx

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

Barb x