Sunday, 16 March 2008

St Patricks day

Well today is Palm Sunday and next week it will be Easter ,it seems as though Christmas was just the other day ,but of course it will feel like that, because Easter is as early this year as it possibly can be ,and I understand from Sybil it wont ever be as early as this in our life time .Easter day is always the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on the or next after the 21st March ,and if the full moon falls on a Sunday ,Easter day is the week  after.

 

Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day, and of course for Maurice being an Irish man the day is special, we have nothing planned but will have to see how things pan out, Four years ago we spent the day watching the wonderful parades in Killarney, and of course celebrating .We had the most amazing time the people, the scenery, and the music is something I will never forget.

 

Now this Tattoo!!Did you read Zoë’s entry? Weeeellll …When I worked at the nursing home one of the girls who  worked there  was desperate to have a tattoo, and during the conversation ,someone had dared me to have one done too ,and because I had just met Maurice it was at his suggestion I chose what I did ,and the dare was one I couldn’t resist  hee heee ,I even asked the tattooist if he gave reductions to pensioners he roared with laughter said he’d never been asked before  ,and guess what for my cheek he did ,No good having cheek if you don’t use it ,lol.

 

 

 

 

So there you are its a little Shamrock on my leg! And no one guessed it, ha ha.

 

Now before I go, I would like to ask you to visit Helens journal, she was quite badly burnt as a little girl, and to help others she feels she would like to share her journey, a very brave and lovely young lady ,I know you will give her a proper J Land welcome.

 http://journals.aol.co.uk/richardson749/helens-world/

Enjoy what’s left of the day ,lots of love and

 

 

 

 

46 comments:

cacklinrosie101 said...

I love that shamrock tatoo, Jan.  Maurice must also since he's Irish.  I have a rose above my left "boob."  In the states, most of the St. Patty's celebrations were yesterday.  

I was always questioning how Easter day came about and figured this year had to be the very earliest I had ever seen.  Thanks for the info.  Have yourself a Happy St. Patrick's Day!  love xx Chris

labdancer51 said...

It`s a pretty little tattoo Jan but I`ve always wondered, do they hurt when you get them done?

Love Sandra xxxx

cornwalldreckly said...

That was very brave Jan, I wouldn't have a tattoo even for a dare.  I didn't even have my ears pierced until I was about 30!!

Christine

marainey1 said...

You have a very special tatoo for sure.  I would have never guessed.  Happy St. Patrick's day to you.  We still have quite a bit of snow so it is very hard to think about Easter being here and Spring comes our way this week too !  I spent the afternoon going though the closet in hopes of finding something more cheerful to wear as most of my winter clothing now seems very drab and I'm ready for a change.  I always try to get the outfits lined up for the work week so I don't have to bother each day.  Next weekend I'll be going to DS#1's  so I have to plan for that too.  Enjoy your St.Patrick's celebration.  'On Ya' - ma

labdancer51 said...

PS:  A Happy St. Patricks Day to you both and I`ve just been over to welcome Helen to JLand. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

coelha said...

Nice tattoo!  Happy St. Patricks Day, and thanks for letting me know about Helen's Blog.  Julie

oddb0dkins said...

I've always wondered how Easter was decided and now that you've explained it, well, I'm just as confused. ;O)

Love the tat.

B. x

brck753 said...

That is a lot less complicated than the way the church decides when Easter is wonder if it really pans out that way every year lol. Have a good St P,s day.
Debbie
xxx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan happy St Patricks day ~ I just love your tattoo ~ Ally x

egre328 said...

Hope you and Maurice enjoy St Patrick's Day....hope you like my jibjab.  Eileenx

cayasm said...

You little devil you I did'nt know you had a tattoo...lol..I have one aswell a little butterfly on my tummy, i wanted to get a few more done but didn't have the nerve..lol. I have visited Helen already and sent her an e-mail today. Have a good celebration tommorrow and not to much Guiness.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

jennyp51 said...

Well what are you like.
Jenny <><

lanurseprn said...

I love your tattoo! Did it hurt?
I've always wondered how Easter is determined. I never bothered to look it up. Thanks for explaining it.
Hope you guys have a great St. Patrick's Day!
Hugs..Pam xoxox

sdrogerson said...

ow ow ow that would hurt!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))Yeah,I cant belive easter is so early this year.I used to get all my neices and nephews something,but,since,I am not woking and dont have any money comming in yet,I cant.You are so breave getting a tatoo done and its very pretty.Nobody cab pinch you now.LOL.

pharmolo said...

Being pedantic Jan, Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring. Showing a leg, eh lol

chat2missie said...

I just love that tattoo!  Enjoy your week.
Missie

kirkbyj05 said...

Well I never!   Who would have thought it would be a Shamrock!   Lol!
The top of the morning to yourself to be sure to be sure!   Lol!
Happy St Patricks's Day to you and Maurice tomorrow.
Had Bryan not been born today and held off until tomorrow he would have been called Patrick by his mother....wooohooo!
I will pop over to your friend's journal straight away Jan.
Hugs
Jeanie xxx

jjdolfin9 said...

I love your tatoo Jan.  I threatened for years to get a dolphin put on my shoulder but never got up the nerve.  Now I'm too old to care one way or the other...LOL.
Hugs, Joyce

topazscorpio27 said...

Cool tat. Congrats on being a guest editor's pick!  -Dawn-

wipforever said...

Hi Jan!  Love the tattoo!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and Maurice.  A lot of cities here in the States are moving the dates of their parades because, as you know, St. Patrick's Day falls during Holy Week this year.  Ours was this past Saturday.  I've never been but would like to in the future. Looked like a good time.

I did not know that bit of info regarding Easter Day.  Thank you for telling us about it!  I knew Easter was 40 days after Ash Wednesday but had no idea that the full moon was involved.

Love and hugs,
Sheila

http://journals.aol.com/wipforever/NeedlesandHooks

mariealicejoan said...

Wonderful little tattoo Jan, and so very discreet!  Happy St Patricks Day to you and Maurice!  Will pop over to Helen's journal now!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

siennastarr said...

Does that little shamrock have anything to do with Maurice?? lol

We always celebrate St Paddy's day by making cornbeef and cabbage, with all the fixings to go with it.  Since I am 75% Irish.. I look very forward to this special day!!

Hugs
jackie

ukgal36 said...

well i never! I would have never thought it...good for you.,.and very personal to you and maurice..I love it!
happy St Pattys day!
Lyn

nedmoh said...

Happy St Patricks Day  to you and Maurice ,glad you liked the card .It was nice to speak to you this morning .It just seems that we blinked our eyes  from Christmas  now its Easter . Forgot to tell you Pete is having his eyes tested tomorrow afternoon for new glasses,.......Have a good week .......With love Jeanxx

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Jan, I never would have guessed you had that tattoo! I hope you and Maurice have a good St Patrick's Day today. I've always wondered why we don't celebrate St George's Day here in England. Have a good week. Jeannette xx  

frdbrow7 said...

I confess that I loathe tattoos and my son is covered in them! :-(  But in your case Jan, as it's so discreet, I'll let you off ;-)
I often wondered why Easter moved around, so I've learned something today.  Easter was a wonderful celebration when I was a child.
It's jolly cold here today brrrrrr.  Where's Spring????


ttfn
Freda

britsal said...

Very cute tattoo, and timely at this time of year. Thanks for visiting me. I dont know whats happened to Spring, it's freeezing here in Essex today. Will now go visit the journal you recommend...
Take care,
Sal
http://journals.aol.co.uk/britsal/This-Perfect-Life/

elainey2465 said...

Whoooo hooo we got to see a bit of leg from Jan!!! hee hee!! I likes the tattoo Jan!! Thanks for letting us know that bit of info about Easter coz I didnt know that! I will certainly go visit helen Jan. Love Laine xxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/laines-world/

monponsett said...

I went to the parde in Southie yesterday, and saw a guy vomit pure gin at maybe 10 in the morning.

beckiepainton said...

im quite gutted you didnt have lips on your bum,maybe next time you could get that done, lol! beckie x

jaymact1 said...

Hi Jan Hope you and Maurice had a lovely day and found something nice to do to celebrate. Love Joan

jmoqueen said...

Ooooo look at you showing a bit of leg ;-)  I remember you telling me about your tattoo now that I'm reading it lol........I shall pop over and say hello to helen right now x  Happy st paddy's day to Maurice

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

pamal3 said...

Wahey Jan. You foxy ladyyyy. lol. I love that little piccy. I hope you have a fabulous day. I shall head over to say hello to Helen now. Love Pam xx

faveanti said...

Oooh, you  norty thing you!  I'm one of those people that says "Ooh, no - disgusting..........." and so on but only because I daren't have a tattoo, not even a titchy-witchy one.  Did it hurt?
love, Angie, xx

lindaggeorge said...

Great legs for a pensioner! Great legs, full stop!!!

Linda x.

peccarylover said...

Excellent tattoo :) Love the story behind it as well :)

Amy ~X~

kaydeejay5449 said...

You are so right!  It seems like I just put away the Christmas stuff and now it's Easter!  That's spooky.   I love your little tattoo.  Very tasteful and cute!  

Do you eat corn beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day?  It's the tradition here and I've always wondered if it is in Ireland and England.

Hugs, Kathy
http://journals.aol.com/kaydeejay5449/a-little-left-of-center-ii/

shauntanner said...

Great idea .... good on you !!
regards
Shaun

http://journals.aol.co.uk/shauntanner/Tenthirteengoesforth/

zoepaul6968 said...

well well well you cheeky lady,i would never have guessed lol zoe xxxxxxxx

faircolleen said...

You have great legs Jan! And been Irish I love the shamrock too. I am heading over to your friends journal .

gryphondear said...

Happy Easter!!
And have you seen the gorgeous daffodils in Jeanette's Jottings? Spring IS on it's way.
BTW, love the tat. At least you didn't have the cheek to put it on your "cheek".
;^) Jan the Gryphon

plieck30 said...

Woo woo who would have ever thunk it? I like it. Do you think they would give me a senior citizen discount? I always tell the young girls if I was younger I would get one. Would my prim and proper sisters have a fit? Paula

aimer said...

I love your tattoo! I think that we all need to do something a little wild in our lives; it keeps us young!--Sheria

icklemisssexpot said...

Jan yer braver than me...I would like a tattoo but being petrified of needles i've never plucked up the courage...Garath wanted one when he was 14 but he knew it wasn't legal until he was 18...I never let on that with my permission he could have one done...And now he is 18 he doesn't want one LOL...I did offer for his 18th birthday pressie though as am not that cruel :o)  Caff xxxxxx

funnyface0s0 said...

wooo hooo girlie, i am so impressed with you tatto - that is so fab !   i luvit !!
Jaynee X