Thursday, 26 May 2016

Time for a caption competition.....

Hi everyone.
Paul again with another picture from Barbara, Dave & Steve.

I think this needs to be a caption competition.
You have until 3pm on Friday 27th May.
Post your caption below and I will get everyone in the office to choose a winner.

The winner will receive a £10 Clarity Gift Voucher.

Time to hand you over to Barbara.
Paul x


Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.

According to my schedule, we should be in Pismo Beach (once known as the Clam Capital of the world) today/later and already half way through our holiday.

Before we end up all wrinkled from being under the water for too long during this weeks blog journey.
Lets pop our head above the water and jump aboard a little sail boat and drift along the coast...........

Lets visit the Harbour

A winters scene.
Snow falling in the background.
Seagulls hovering for the fish.
A common sight along the coast.
Paul Church
A typical seaside scene.
Hastings, Bournemouth, Whitby, Salcombe, Tenby.
This could be any coastline.
Great for scrapbooking and cards for men.
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Another typical seaside scene.
This one has been done using a brayer, lightly rolled over scrunched up paper and then transferred on to Clarity coated card.
This gives a really nice watery effect.
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Love and hugs x

122 comments:

  1. Thought holidays were supposed to make you feel refreshed!!!!

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  2. Caption........."Barbara, can I inspire you?"

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  3. Look as though you are having a good time there. Can't wait to read the captions. This stamp set is one of my favourites. Love all the different techniques that are used on these cards.

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  4. Caption........"am I groovi enough?"

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  5. "Just say my name three times." "O.K. Barba-ra, Barba-ra, Barba.............

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  6. Caption ........... I am a kind of grooving all over the world

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  7. Caption ........... I am a kind of grooving all over the world

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  8. "You really want to come and help Paul at the Clarity Open Day?"

    or

    "Me stand for President? that's the funniest thing I have heard all day!"

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  9. What did you say? Teach you Groovi ?!

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  10. Hi Paul - thanks for the competition, don't worry we won't tell Barbara! Great art too!
    My caption is:- 'Not so fast Lady B - stay and get into The Groove with Professor Humbug!'
    Hugs, Gilly x

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    1. Hi to all of my blog friends, sorry that I wasn't here last night - I went for my MRI Scan yesterday and I was SO pleased that I was able to manage to do it, that I was on a real high afterwards! I'm afraid that we hadn't even reached home, when my CFS kicked in. So, I went to bed and slept as soon as we got home, and just about surfaced for something to eat and then back to bed. Still, more rest today, and feeling much better now. I hope that you have all had a good day. Love and hugs Gilly xxx

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    2. I'm glad you managed your scan. I have had two and they're weird and having to stay so still because if you move they can't get the images. It's been wet all day here so have tidied my craft room a bit and planned out a couple of cards. It was nice as we have had a few busy gardening days when I have been to shattered to blog xx

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    3. Evening gilly hope you hear about your MRI scan soon glad you managed to have it done just rest up sending lots of hugs xxx

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    4. Gilly good for you, MRI scans are quite a challenge aren't they but you did, well done. Keep resting and I hope the results are good xxx

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    5. Hi Gilly,
      Pleased you managed to get your MRI. Done. Get some more rest and just take things steady. Love and hugs to you, Alison xxx

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    6. MRI's are horrible Gilly. I'm pleased you've got it over with, and hope you don't have to wait too long for the results. Keeping you in my thoughts. Love and Hugs xxx

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    7. Hi Gilly, I bet you're pleased it's all over with, I don't fancy it myself. Take care.

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    8. Ah! Thank you all so much! Glad it's over, still resting and just off to bed now - night night all xxxxx

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    9. Hi Gilly, my hubby used to make scanners! He wound the magnet for the inside. He'd never been in one until his prostate diagnosis. Glad you didn't find it too bad. xx

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    10. Sending hugs Gilly, glad its over! Xx

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    11. Thanks - Jackie and Donna! xx

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  11. Too much yellow in the dye based ink..... You think!!!

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  12. "Dave, Steve, the Joker just ordered 5 pallets of Groovi plates! No joke!"

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  13. Hi Paul....my caption is "Barb, do I have enough style to join your Design Team?"
    Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine
    xx

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  14. Nice tan Barbara, those stripes would make a great pattern embossed & pierced!

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  15. Hi Paul my caption is (ooooh Dave I hope this isn't your wedding outfit 😱) xxx

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    1. Forgot to say beautiful samples xx

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  16. Brilliant cards by the design team.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. Evening my dear blog friends thinking of you all crafting hugs to you all and crafting hugs to all on the blog the postman brought me a lovley clarity parcel today my travel sale glasses the full set in and my Pebeo drawing gum might give this a go when I can next craft xxx
    Donna how's is phoebe today ?

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    1. Hello Sheila, I've just lost my comment to you in cyberspace, so you may get two replies!! Hope you are still being good and resting. Sending hugs xxxx

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    2. Evening Diana was in a lot of pain through the night so did some of the colouring on the clarity heart am caught up now ready for the next piece to colour how was your day ? Xxx

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    3. Hope you are resting, Phoebe is resting too so maybe I should hire you to sit with her and you could keep each other company! XX

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    4. Hi Sheila,
      Sorry to hear you were in pain last night but pleased you've got caught up with the colouring in. Take care, love Alison xxx

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    5. It still sounds as though you need plenty more rest yet my friend. Love and Hugs xxx

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    6. I hope you feel well enough to use your new goodies tomorrow xx

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    7. I hope you manage to sleep well tonight Sheila. Enjoy the glasses stamps. I'm waiting for the Scotland set, I wanted a thistle.

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    8. Night Sheila - you take care and rest too! Sounds like you have had a few tough days! Many hugs, Gilly xxx

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  18. Caption - Dave I told you to lay off the funny popcorn...

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  19. Caption - Dave I told you to lay off the funny popcorn...

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  20. Lovely photo, Barbara looks so well and happy.
    It's a bit late to tell me you get travel sick on long journeys brother dear!!

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  21. Hi Paul and Barbara
    What a great photo, really looks like Barbara is having fun. My caption is ' go on sign this order for 50 baby groovi plates of the playing cards and when I get home I will design a joker just for you! '.
    Fabulous artwork again today, I like this harbour set, perfect for any seaside and of course those men cards.
    Take care
    Love Diane xxxx

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    1. Hello all my lovely blog friends, hope you've all had a good day today. It's been lovely and sunny with just a nip of cold wind today. I'm hoping to groovi later on but I heard muttering so of a board game needing to be played so I suspect it will be Dominion not line art! I hope everyone is ok and Donna I hope phoebe is comfortable at the moment until she can have her operation. Sending hugs all round and special ones for Brenda and Daisy xxxx

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    2. She is not too bad at the moment, I'm not letting her do much which she is enjoying! XX

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    3. Caption. Sorry no vacancies at clarity towers at the moment by ill keep you in mind
      Thanks Paul love the artwork
      June horrocks xx

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    4. Hi Diane. Back to winter up here, had the heating back on! I'm pleased you've at least seen some sun. Love and Hugs xxx

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    5. We had a fire last night and tonight brrrr xx

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    6. Hi Diane - it's been sunny but chilly here today, some rain now! xxx

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  22. caption- Ooooo you are awful, but i like it !!! Lovely art work x

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  23. "How many times do I have to say it, ink blot, plot Barbara" 😂

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  24. I know they said dressing up can add spice to our relationship but this is not what I had in mind!

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  25. Caption........ You can thank me later Groovi chic .

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  26. Lovely art work.

    Caption ....Barb... Do you think Hochanda will like my style when I join u on the Goovi show?

    X

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  27. My quote would be:

    Dave, we didn't need help from Bettlejuice to get the work done!

    Great samples again today. XX

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  28. Caption - My dentist doesn't scare ME into opening wide!

    I like this card- have stamps, will try!!

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  29. Hi bloggy friends, hope everyone is well. Phoebe is resting, bit more with it today I think the anaesthetic has worn off. Keep giving me sad eyes! XX

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    1. Oh aye Donna, our wee furry friends come preprogrammed to do the sad eyes!!! Been thinking about you and Phoebe. Not finished my pink umbrellas yet, eyes still too blurry xx

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    2. Hi Brenda,
      Pleased Phoebe seems a bit more with it today. They are so pitiful when they're poorly aren't they? Hope you're ok, love and hugs to you and cuddles to Phoebe, Alison xx

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    3. Hi Donna, Aaw, poor little Phoebe, I hope she's not going to be in too much pain. Love and hugs to you both. xxx
      I've finished my pink umbrellas tonight. xx

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    4. I shall have to opt out of the colouring, have been busy and am off to help with grandchildren at the weekend xx

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    5. Thinking of you and Phoebe - hugs xxx

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  30. Hi Paul, Barbara sure looks to be having fun, brilliant. Thanks for posting another photo and Barbara's blog. Lovely artwork again.

    My go at the caption is
    go on say my name, or I'll tickle you, and again, now once more....

    Love Brenda xx

    Hi everyone.
    been a power cut here. Over 2 hours, not that long, but too long for me with nothing, especially when it's so coooold. Lots of layers and boiling hot water On the hob for hot drinks!

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    1. Hi Brenda,
      I hate it when there's a power cut, especially if like us you don't have gas. I resorted to buying two camping stoves so at least I can cook something and boil some water! Hope you get it back on soon and that you warm up quickly. Love and hugs Alison xx

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    2. Dear Brenda sending lots of warm hugs xxx

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    3. Hi Brenda, I hope you've got your power back on now. (Although, maybe that's me not thinking straight...if your power was still off you wouldn't be on here!!!!!)
      Hope you're eyes are well enough for colouring tomorrow. Love and Lots of Hugs xxx

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    4. Hi Brenda - sorry to hear what a very trying day you have had, hugs xxx

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    5. Cold here too, hope you warmed up, maybe you need a wee nip of whiskey! Xx

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    6. What a nuisance Brenda, as you say, it's not nice when it's chilly. We had a much warmer day today. xx

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    7. Or should that be a wee dram? Xx

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  31. Hi Barbara and Paul, My caption would be : "Ooooeeerrrr, methinks we have walked onto the 'set' of 'Gotham' !!!!! "
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  32. " No, you may not zentangle my suit!!"

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  33. " No, you may not zentangle my suit!!"

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  34. Hi Paul

    My caption would be ' would you like to come up to my craft room and get groovi'

    Debbie

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  35. Hello Paul/Barb, what a great blog post, love the artwork, but especially the pic of Barb and ???
    I think the caption should be " Lordy, lordy, lordy, I think you have been overdoing the greens Sir, let's try tone it down a bit".

    Good luck all.
    Bx

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  36. Hi Barbara Dave and Steve. Sounds like you are all enjoying the holiday and as for that picture it looks as if he's tickeling you? Love all the seaside pieces of art.
    For the caption I would say "this is what happens when you put tape on your brayer, do you remember those day?"
    Thanks Paul for keeping us up to date on everything.xx

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  37. The sudden rush on groovi orders had taken its toll on poor Dave!

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  38. Hi Paul,
    Well it certainly looks as though Barb is enjoying hersel! Samples are great - I love these stamps and yes they do look like Whitby and Tenby - brings back happy memories. Thank you for keeping us up to date, love Alison xx

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    1. Hi to all my blog friends,
      Just got back from my birthday meal that Dave treated me to - it was lovely . Don't know if anyone read my post earlier in the day ( on yesterday's blog) but I was asking if anyone hasn't received their NDC envelope for this month or is it just me that's unlucky? Off to the Stadium of Light tomorrow night for the England Australia match which is the last of my birthday treats so I'm looking forward to that. Hope it's warmer tomorrow as its cold again up here. Hope everyone is ok, let's ve and hugs to you allAlison xxx

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    2. Hi Alison I've had my NEC envelope last Friday or Saturday hope you get yours soon so pleased your enjoying all your birthday treats lots of hugs xxx

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    3. Hi Alison, another one whose birthday lasts for a week. Good for you. I got my NDC the end of last week. It may be worth giving a quick ring tomorrow. Love and Hugs xxx

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    4. I got my envelope last Friday so I would be inclined to check that they are not still sending some out. Enjoy tomorrow's treat xx

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    5. Hi Alison - glad that you had a lovely meal, it's gone cold here too! I had my envelope last Friday, which was earlier I think, hugs Gilly xxx

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    6. Hi Alison, sound like a lovely birthday full of treats. I got my NDC envelope (sorry) enjoy the match tomorrow. Sending hugs. Xx

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  39. Great Artwork, and it's so lovely seeing Barbara so relaxed and happy.
    My caption would be " Gee Barbara, you really are a Groovi Baby, Howzabout coming up to see MY etchings" xx

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    1. That made me giggle xx

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    2. I love your caption Morag - hope that you are ok, love and hugs Gilly xxx

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  40. Hello all my lovely blog friends . I hope you've all had as good a day as you can. Love and Hugs xxx

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  41. "Jump in line to get your clarity products!"
    Lovely photo today. You n way back from a "Bearing the Retreat" reception at Hollyrood Ipalace tonight and stopped in KFC as the Sqiud balls were not enough to sop up the wine!!

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    1. How lovely. We visited Edinburgh and Holyrood for the first time a couple of weeks ago.

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    2. Heee heeee! Now I'm singing the song. ......"jump in the line, rock your body in time, OK I believe you"!! Xx

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  43. Caption....'now you all know what Dave looks like in the morning'.

    I've had a really busy day today including a meal out for my birthday with hubby. Tomorrow I should manage some time to myself.

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    1. Glad that you had a meal out Julia with hubby - enjoy some 'you time' tomorrow - hugs xxx

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    2. Hi Julia, was catching up on yesterdays posts and noticed your kind offer to let me try the Perga cutters. I would love to try them! Such a kind thing to do. Xx

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    3. Hi Donna, email me on juliaanneevans@tiscali.co.uk

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  44. Lovely photo. I think our Barb is saying "T wasn't expecting to find THAT in a pizza box"

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  45. 'Ok, I give in! stop tickling! I will design a stamp of you!' xxx

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  46. Caption. Barbara says to Dave " I did warn you that not having the orange juice at breakfast was a huge mistake "

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  47. "Day-o, Day-ay-ay-o Daylight come and me wan go home"

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  48. I love these harbour scenes you have picked out Barbara and that photo is a hoot. As the guy looks like a zombie with his black eyes and white face I think he is saying "Hi Barbara, dead pleased to meet you". Thanks for setting the competition Paul. x

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  49. Hi. I think it should say: Shake, shake, shake Barbara, shake your body line, work, work, work, Barbara, working all the time, Dance, dance dance Barbara, Shake your body line, work, work, work, Barbara, it can wait this time. I love Beatle Juice, looks like Barbara does too. Have fun Barbara, jump in the line.

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  51. Barbara "Dave how many times have I told you not to go out looking like that, the jacket just doesn't suit you"

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  52. "I've got a plan..... just need my brayer and some weathered wood!

    Great pic Barbara

    Smiles

    June x

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  53. Caption: "Not so fast, Barbara Gray. We're gonna have some laughs" Actual quote from the film is "Not so fast, round boy. We're gonna have some laughs." before kissing Otho, the Psychic. I did originally think, "Barbara Gray, Barbara Gray, Barbara Gray", as you had to say Beetlejuice three times to get him to appear. I know I am over-thinking the challenge, but I do like the film.

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  54. Hi Paul,

    here is my caption:

    "Darling, I have all your Groovi Plates but no Parchment Paper. Let´s try a tattoo on you"

    Rolf xxx

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  55. "Barbara had mislaid her glasses, and was shocked to see that the California sun really can turn your hair green!"

    Delighted to see how much fun you're all having, and thanks Paul for keeping the blog going - loving everyone else's captions too x

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  56. "I said you'd get stripes if you didn't do a wheely!"

    Very glad to see such happy photos - sounds like the break was just what you needed.

    Ruth x

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  57. "It wasn't until Barbara went on holiday that she finally saw what all the hard work had done to Dave!!

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  59. Groovi goes Hollywood. Paul it isn't 4 in Texas.

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  60. Caption "whoever Rocky's (Horror) your boat"

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  61. Lovely inspiration. I particularly liked Kelly's project :-) x

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

Barb x