Monday, 25 March 2013

The Noun Game

I love these Let's Get Acquainted Linkys that Flying into First Grade is hosting. :)

This week you simply list your favorite person, place, thing and animal.


No contest here - it's definitely my husband :) We're best friends and he's stuck by me through thick and thin during 25 years of marriage. He even tolerates my dogs inside the house - now that's true love :) And of course I can't forget my children - my son is 24 now and my daughter is 22. They're good kids!!

My son and daughter-in-law
My daughter and her boyfriend


Again, no contest. Scotland is the place I love more than anywhere else. My mom lives in Aberdeen and I visit every summer. I love hiking in the mountains, staying in remote glens in cute little cottages, hanging out in Aberdeen and walking the railway trail with my mom, visiting castles and garden centers and having tea and scones and shortbread and... the ultimate Scottish treat... tablet!! (Kind of like vanilla fudge - highly addictive and LOADED with sugar!) The plan is to move to Scotland permanently in 2014 but since we've already moved the date once I'm not getting my hopes up until it looks more certain. One day though, that's for sure!

This is the view from the house
I'm intending to live in one day!
My mom enjoying the snow :)


Well, this is really things, plural. I love my books! Specifically I love my collection of old school stories like the Chalet School series, the Drina series - and the 1920s and 1930s mysteries written by authors like Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, Patricia Wentworth and Dorothy Sayers to name a few. I treat myself to a couple of out of print books every year for my birthday and since they are usually British authors (and not available in the US) I ship them to my mom and then have a great time in the summer opening my boxes and indulging in nostalgic read-athons.


I love my dogs - Bear the boxer and Panda the border collie/cattle dog cross. Panda is a bit hyper but is just beginning to settle down now that she is almost 2 years old. Bear is 5 now and is very sedate - she is the cutest dog I have ever had and I've had a lot of dogs in my life :)

Bear when she was a baby :)
Bear just loved Panda when we first
got her :)

So there you go - my set of nouns :) You know, I was thinking this would make a very good grammar review class blog post for my kiddies. I think I'm going to borrow the idea for next term :) 


  1. Oh my gosh, I would sooooo love to go to Scotland!!! It's my dream to go to Ireland and Scotland! For real! If we ever do, I'm totally coming to see you (once you move of course) so you may regret saying that! ;O)

    On another note, I made our noun sheet in powerpoint and then saved it as a png file and then inserted it as a photo. ;O) Sometimes stuff gets lost in the post and I wanted to make it a simple read!

    Also, did you know you are a no reply blogger- so I can't email you back with a comment- I'm not sure if you meant it that way, but if not and you want more info, hit reply to this comment on your email and I will explain! It just helps getting a conversation with other bloggers! :O)

    Collaboration Cuties

  2. You'll be welcome :) Don't have a clue what a no-reply blogger is so I will hit reply so you can tell me :)