Monday, 6 January 2014

Doom and gloom

Apparently today is the most depressing day of the year. That's excellent as tomorrow is going to be even better. Until then, distract yourself with all the competitions Gayle has found.

In case it's not on her list (there are so many I've not got through them all yet) here's a poetry contest with a £25 prize.

Did all those opportunites cheer you up? I hope so, but even if they didn't get some entries in. A call or email saying 'congratulations you've won, your prize is on the way' will surely do the trick.

If all not, I shall be forced to send in The Sphere!

You can try guessing what the uniform represents, unless you used to work with me. (In that case you can just laugh at the fact The Spere's shoulders slope so much I needed tape to keep the epaulettes on)


38 comments:

  1. Oh the Sphere is back and it's badder and bigger and looking rather chic and stylish in uniform than ever! LOL!

    Happy happy happy new year Patsy, Sphere and all else! And already the sun is shining! Yay!

    Take care
    x

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    1. It was sunny here too, Kitty. Makes a nice change.

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  2. Looking good sphere! If today's the most depressing then it can only get better from here on in.
    Happy New Year, Patsy.

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  3. Is this sphere inspired by The Prisoner? I watched a few episodes recently and it reminds me of the big white ball sent to zap people who try to escape the odd, mysterious island. In any case, it's a tad creepy!
    xoxo
    -S.

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    1. The Sphere is a trifle odd, Sonia but he's not creepy.

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  4. I have a birthday in January, so it never seems quite so bad. Love the uniform.

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    1. I can see that would make a difference. Happy birthday when it comes.

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  5. Wondered where 'The Sphere' had got to Patsy... I was getting worried about it!

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    1. Ah, he's OK, Wendy. Tends to hibernate a bit during winter, or when it's hot, or raining, or windy though.

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  6. Love The Sphere! The uniform looks naval to me.

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    1. Must be the hat, Alex. It's a girl's one.

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  8. Cute picture. :) But why is today the most depressing? I think I missed something. :/

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    1. I think it's because, for some, it means going back to jobs they don't like, credit card bills for Christmas spending, lots of winter still to come and a long time until the next holiday, plus the bathroom scales being mean.

      I prefer to think it'll soon be spring.

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  9. Don't know about the sphere, but good luck with those improvements , Patsy.

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    1. Nobody really knows about The Sphere, Carole.

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  10. What a very smart looking sphere - is that your former uniform, Patsy?

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    1. It is indeed, Rosemary. I had a snazzy jacket too, but I didn't want The Sphere to look too silly ;-)

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  11. I've been trying to work out the uniform but it has me stumped. Did you used to be a strippergram?

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  12. I have no idea what the sphere is for, but I do like the news on upcoming competitions Patsy, thank you for sharing.

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    1. The Sphere isn't for anything, Maria. He just is.

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  13. Thanks for the info about the competitions, Patsy.Love a sphere in uniform!!!

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  14. Oh you MADE it?! I was going to ask why you had a sick seagull on your blog but apparently it's an in joke. That doesn't explain it, but it kind of does.

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    1. I didn't make him, Lizy. I found him, or maybe he found me. Nothing really explains him, but this post comes closest - http://patsy-collins.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/weird-thing-happened-to-me-other-day.html

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  15. Thank you, Patsy!
    You always make the sun shine with all those opportunities for writers!

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  16. And I thought I was depressed because it was -8 and snow this morning.

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    1. -8? Gosh, yes that doesn't sound much fun. Where do you live?

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  17. It was first day back and school for the pickles. Bad for them. Good for my writing.

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    1. Best days of their life - what's wrong with them? ;-)

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  18. The hat looks like the one used in a South African woman's naval dress uniform. I know, cause I used to think I'd wear one.

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  19. So, the sphere looks ready for action, and keeping everyone in order. Do you miss your job Patsy? You could put the uniform on and patrol the harbour giving information. Wouldn't that be fun? Thanks for the links. I actually like this time of the year, then again it's my birthday today, so hey ho....

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  20. I didn't realize Jan 6 was the most depressing day--I missed it, so I was blissfully ignorant! I know Seasonal Affective Disorder is bad this time of year. I think because I walk 4-5 miles a day, I miss it...and the rest of my day is spent in front of my laptop working. There have been studies that the glow from a laptop/PC/tablet screen can mimic the sun, interfering with sleep. Do you suppose I miss getting depressed in the winter because my mind thinks my laptop screen is the sun? :-)

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  21. I found you on Robin's blog, and I am now a follower. Nice to meet you, and Happy New Year!

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