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Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Tom Sturridge!



Tom is one of my favorite people... 
Everything about him invites me in —
His voice
His face
Even his beanie.
(yes, I did that on purpose)

Tom is beautiful.
No doubt.
And his voice....
His voice is pure heat.

But of his many charms...
(and there are many)
His loyal friendship
and his adorable love and devotion 
to his gorgeous baby girl are the ones
that really melts my heart.

and his love of his red plaid shirt.
Oh yes.
He loves it.
He does.
It can't be denied.

I guess when Tom likes something...
He really really likes it.
Like really.
Likes it.

Good thing he looks great in red.


I hope all your dreams and wishes come true...

This post is brought to you by the number 27

That's how old Tom is today.

And this post is also brought to you by
Rob and Kristen

You think you know...
But you know even less now.

Every year its the same holiday drama...
and every year 
Rob and Kristen prove to us
that they

Haven't we all learned that by now?

With acceptance comes peace.
And they have earned that much.

Until next time.

Bye for now


Kami said...

Happy Birthday to Tom, it's been a good year for him, because he now has beautiful Marlowe in his life. Everything else must pale by comparison.

Ginger with a Soul said...

Happy Birthday Tom !!

Rose - Kristen and Rob do always end up together but as always the wheels will still spin on the every going merry go round in the kiddie park - you either twirl, get off, or throw up. I prefer twirling.

Holy said...


Rose-thanks again.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart all the way.

Topaz Emerald said...

Tom looks really content with life. Good for him.

Rose, I agree, we know less and less, in fact, we know nothing. And yes, they always end up together. Always best to stay positive.

Good night

Anonymous said...

That's too funny about the red plaid shirt, you captured it well!

I hope you're right about Rob and Kristen ending up together as always. The things written about them in some places are such awful distortions. Trying not to read them anymore.

I first saw Twilight this year, can't believe I missed it for so long. I just hope what you showed happening with them in Cannes keeps on happening.

Magnolias-blooming said...

Happy happy 27th Birthday Tom.
I hope you have a great day shared with your family and friends.

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Stella said...

Happy birthday, Tom.
I think it's been a wonderful year for you. Next year it's going to be even better, I'm sure.
It's always precious to have good friends and it looks like Rob and Kristen are really lucky to have you in their lives.
Take care, all.

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DreamerKind said...

For Tom

Happy Birthday Man


Thank you/YThappyen

DreamerKind said...

For Rose Nose

Red Flannel Pride:


Thank you/TheSandersProduction

katy said...

Happy 27th Birthday Thomas Sidney Jerome Sturridge.

Wishing you nothing but the best.

katy said...

Dying to know if this commercial Rob is doing, is really for Dior. Hopefully we will get an announcement soon.

Take care everyone.

Birdie said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays, Thomas!
Enjoy your first Christmas with your family. Ripping the paper off will be all that she cares about.

I hope you are all getting your Chistmas wrapped up and are ready to enjoy the day!

olivia said...

Dear Rose,
Beautiful banner and lovely Happy Birthday post for a handsome, talented, and loyal Brit... dear Tom. (Love red plaid. ) And Rose, thank you as always for your love, intoxication and dedication of/to Rob, Kristen and Tom, plus your generous sharing of Roseland.

Dear Tom,
Wishing you and your precious family every happiness and good fortune possible. You are blessed with loving family and friends. So happy for you!

Hugs for y'all dear Roselanders.
Last day of school today; only one more final exam to give and grade. I have such wonderful students....am thankful for my district, school and fellow faculty and staff. Amazing that this is year 37 and I'm still having fun! They keep me on my toes and thinking young. Yes, DK, life is good. Hectic but very good.

Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd, their family and friends.
Please respect Rob and Kristen.

tufenuf55 said...

New nominee for Focus role:
Dreamy Ewan McGregor!!!

tufenuf55 said...

And yet another...

Luke Perry.

DreamerKind said...

Friday, hello!
Still up and having a bang up time reading everything that interests me.
Now hungry, so going down to get some breakfast in the community room.
(1/32 of an inch of snow can be seen outside.)

To Life, my Friends!

Hope said...


Hope Tom and Sienna enjoy Marlowe's first Christmas...such a wonderful time.

Holiday Wishes and hugs to everyone in Roseland !

ali mac said...

Happy Birthday to Tom xx

And wishing a very Happy Christmas to all my Roseland friends.

Here's a little link, please click xx

just me said...



Hope said...

Happy OTR US Release Day!

ALI...Love the video especially the guys singing in the yellow vests. LOL

OLIVIA....Enjoy your last day of school.

parker said...

just doing a quick flyby since RL is kicking my a** but missing Roseland.
& i see i’ve already missed a blog.

a very happy birthday to dear tom.
i’m glad he continues to inspire you Rose.
i wish him and his family happy holidays !

@ali, that video is so cheering – thank you for sharing it.

hello to Freddie, olivia, Hope, ali, PL, Kami, DK, Birdie, Super, katy, Litmom, Holy, Ginger, Oneheart, Second Chance, Barbara, Intruth, Tracybell, Annie, Karen, Liz, Pam and everyone else i missed, posting and lurking. hope everyone’s done or almost done with their holiday shopping !

& for those celebrating, may you all have a merry christmas, happy tummies & wonderful time with family and loved ones. hope 2013 brings everyone in Roseland and of course rob, kristen and tom more blessings !

p.s. – remembering those who perished at sandy hook elementary a week ago today. you are all remembered in my prayers.

PL said...

Happy Birthday Tom!

Ginger with a Soul said...

@Parker Howdy

Morning ladies and I didn't know it was Marcus Birthday today as well so Happy Birthday to him to

sue said...

I haven't been around commenting much for reasons I won't bore/bother you with, but I hope you are all well. I wish you Rose and all you girls/gents a Lovely Merry Peaceful Christmas.
Oh and for Tom to have a good birthday.
Maybe till the next time

Love Sue

Freddie said...

I'm just popping in to wish Tom all the very best for his birthday today and for the upcoming year. I hope it is filled with more good things.

Hi parker, Hope, PL, Kami, Katy, ali mac, DK, Olivia, Birdie, Holy, Ginger, Topaz, Stella, tufenuff and everyone else in Roseland. Have a great day.

ali mac said...

HOPE the guys in the yellow vests with the pilot where my favorite too :)

Parker I echo your prayer for everyone affected by the Sandy Hook shootings :(

PamH said...

Hello Roselanders

Happy Birthday Tom and Marcus
I'm sure Tom feels hevalready has the best present of all and will cherish his first Christmas as a family man.

On one of the tweets on Robsten Dreams someone said Rob said it was a French commercial...wether he really did say that who knows. It's sweet of him to go talk to them and sign when Dean and Nick where going to rush him through.
I hope he has a safe trip to either London or home to Kristen, Bear and Bernie.

@ DK
We FINALLY got some snow, maybe about an inch so far but the wind is frigid. My son got his wish of an early holiday break...

Teresa Holmes said...

i wish tom a good bday. tom is beuatiful. sienna a very lucky girl. also k and rob are lucky to have each other. they dont need to prove what they are they know and thats always been good enough to me.

Litmom said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Tom!
Happy Birthday to You!

Love the plaid shirt pics. Hey, when you find something you love - keep it! (that goes for things other than shirts, too :-) )

I'm on VACATION!!!!! Life is good!

Hello to all of my friends here in Roseland - I've missed you!

DreamerKind said...

Holiday fun wishes out to you all!

Marcus Foster will be in Chicago on 3/20/2013. Happy bday, music man!

My daughter called with lots of questions, and said she was curious about a gift I would like, not that I was getting it. Ho, ho, ho.

Going out soon to get the few gifts for others that I need. The rest say cold hard cash is best.
Wish they were little again. Then again, they would not be planning weddings and future grandchildren for me to spoil, if that were so. May the circle be unbroken. :))

Happy holiday break.

Have a great time enjoying all things you love, while off of school.

"See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la."

DreamerKind said...

You're wise to take the bad with the good, and then call it all good anyway.
Let it snow, if snow it will, but frigid air, does not awe instill.

Holy said...

Happy Friday everyone.

Josh/Ben are cute fanboys of Kristen,just watched their review about OTR.
I will be watching OTR in an hour.

LIZ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM & MARCUS!!! I'm sure Tom will enjoy his first Christmas as a "family man" ...

It's been snowing here in the NC Mountains all day, we're having a blizzard. Terribly, terribly winds. News just said 100 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed. I live about 10 mins. from that road. Glad I'm staying in!!!

Rob & Kristen always end up together. They will spend the holidays they way that they deem best whether together or separate with each of their families. We know they are happy and that's all that matters to those of us here at Roseland.

I want to know about Rob's commercial but I'm not going to stress over it.

I just watched COSMOPOLIS, rented from Amazon Video On Demand and I am amazed at Rob's performance. I'd read the book so knew it was a weird story but Rob was really amazing. I'll probably watch it a couple of more times before my time is up on Monday.


LIZ said...

PARKER -- Hi, I understand about RL getting in the way of our "play time" here at Roseland.

PAMH -- Hi, is it snowing?

GINGER -- So what's the latest on where Rob is supposed to be? You always seem to be "in the know". I hope he's either at home with Kris and the "kids" or in the UK with his family for a few days.

Ginger with a Soul said...

@Litmom - Heya

@DK - you are so full of cheer

@Liz - haven't heard anything at all just lots of people guessing.

DreamerKind said...

Well, cheer comes in many forms, and song is one. Later, wine will be, too. Full not empty. Amen.

LIZ said...

HI DK!!! You were up "late" this morning, I hope you had sweet dreams today. I imagine you are getting ready to spend Christmas with some family, hopefully you won't get snowed in.

PamH said...

Yes it's finally snowing we have a couple inches and it's still coming down, the wind is something else, they're saying we are getting another round on Monday.

@ DK
You always make me smile :) enjoy your wine

@ Ginger
Maybe with know news he isn't being stalked. Someone will tell their where a bouts soon enough.

@ Holy
You lucky girl getting to watch OTR you must share what you thought about it with us.

Barbara Fenwick said...

Happy Birthday Tom. He has proven himself to be a great friend to Rob and Kristen and a great father to him baby.

Merry Christmas Roselanders. For those of you getting snow, please be careful and have a great holiday.

Oneheart said...

Hi everybody hope you all are finishing up on your holiday shopping and get to set back and take a breather now.

Rose loved your birthday tribute to Tom. Plaid and Tom just go hand in hand. Out of all the different plaids...red is my favorite too. Oh to be 27 again. LOL Wow 27 seems so far away to me now. LOL I'm double his age plus a year. Years just seem to go by the older you get. My body may be 55 but my mind and heart feel so much younger. LOL

Hope everyone whose getting snow and the high winds are staying warm and safe at home. We're getting a little of it but nothing like the midwest has had.

Praying for the families, friends and the community of the Sandy Hook shooting. It's been a sad week but I can't imagine how sad it has been for the parents. Heartbreaking.

Rose you are right...Rob and Kristen always end up together. It doesn't get any better than that.

PamH said...

On Hollywoodlife they are saying the commercial was for Dior but we all know not to believe them.

LIZ said...

PAMH -- Our wind is really strong right now, could lose power any minute. I thought it was dying down and now has worsened. Sounds like the house is going to fall down:(

HOLY -- Lucky you to see OTR -- I don't want to be spoiled but am anxious to hear your thoughts.


Oneheart said...

OOPS!!! That was suspose to be the years fly by as you get older.

Oh and Happy Birthday to Tom.

Stella said...

Liz, thanks a lot. I hope you'll have the time to have some rest too.
I also hope your house will sustain the strong winds and you won't have any problems with that.
Everyone who's in the middle of bad weather, be safe.
Take care, everyone

Ginger with a Soul said...

@Pam - yeah and the mystery blonde appears to be Victoria (you see her in the video leaving the shoot with him) - when will they stop hooking him up with his sister or manager - it weirds me out. With all those loose lips I am shocked no one knows exactly what it is for yet LOL

LIZ said...

GOODNIGHT ALL ... power is in and out, will be easier to go to bed!!!

PamH said...


@ Ginger
I swear these people need to do some fact checking before making up stories. I bet him and Kristen have some laughs over the stupidity of all this. If Victoria was with him it's possible he's going to London after his work is done. I hope she didn't have to save him from naked models like the details shot..LOL
Who knows maybe Rob's family may come to LA for Christmas.

parker said...

@DK, i like your forms of cheers esp the wine :) and i’d like to add this to your music selection.


no lyrics but it’s a piano/cello cover of “a thousand years” and i’m a big fan of the pianoguys.
jon schmidt’s piano arrangement esp at the peak is incredible & this is my favorite version of this song.

Holy said...

Hello again.

Just saw OTR.Wow,Kristen is phenomenal.No wonder everyone are talking about her performance in this movie.And Tom,I was awestruck with him.What an amazing movie.

Ginger with a Soul said...

@Pam - same story different day right.

@Holy - jealous

parker said...

@Holy, seeing the OTR trailer running on TV now, hoping to see it soon !

@Ginger, howdy to you too !

@Litmom and Oneheart, i agree about tom’s plaid shirt & the way he wears it over & over :)
sometimes there’s just clothes that feels so comfy you want to keep wearing it …
i’m sure everyone has a favorite thing or two that they like to wear …
i have jammies that i refuse to give up even when they have holes all over it :)
or a pair of shoes that are worn out but fit so well i’ll keep wearing them until forever lol

PamH said...

@ Ginger
Exactly, you'd think by now people would be able to recognize his family and his agents. People seem to claim to know everything about him and what he's doing but can't even identify the people he cares about and is with all the time..go figure

@ Holy
We are all jealous of you, it will feel like forever before I get to see it, I'll have to wait till the DVD or pay per view. Glad you loved it though.

@ parker
Hello :)
I agree red plaid and comfy things are great.

Oneheart said...

Parker I have favorite things too that I wear. They have become my signature pieces. LOL Sometimes the old things are so much better than the new.

It's getting late here so I think I'll call it a night. Good night and sweet dreams.

Holy said...

I'm so proud of both R/K.After seeing Cosmopolis and OTR,I know this two will be around for a long time.

@Ginger-hey girl,have fun tomorrow.

marley said...

great post Rose!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM!!!!! Happy and safe travels to everyone!!

olivia said...

Beautiful, sunshine filled, crisp morning here. Those of you with snow and cold, bundle up, stay safe and hope you have time to enjoy a hot cocoa, mulled cider/wine or hot toddy. I miss the snowfalls where everything looks like a magical, pristine white holiday landscape with sounds muffled and insulated by the deep snow. Unfortunately, I also remember the aftermath hassle of shoveling walks and driveways, pushing grocery carts through snow mounds, dresssing and undressing those little ones in the multiple layers, having to shake the shrubs down so they would not split from the weight of the snow, cleaning windshields, the dirty, slushy snow on the side of the roadways, and ruining pair after pair of good leather boots and shoes with the salt on the sidewalks. But, the beauty and the wonder do outweigh all of the inconveniences. Stay warm and happy!

Thank you ali mac for the wonderful Flash Mob Caroling vid. What a delightful surprise for the winning family and also all the travelers at the airport. Beautifully done!

Thank you parker for the Piano Guys rendition of "A Thousand Years". Heavenly..... I enjoyed it this morning with my cuppa.

A belated Happy Birthday wish to Marcus! Wishing you joy and good fortune this coming year. What a precious gift you have been given...your musical talents.....Thank you for sharing them with the world.

Will peek in later.
Hugs for y'all!
Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd and family and friends.
Hugs for you dear Rose.

Ginger with a Soul said...

Morning Ladies and Robert

@Holy - everyone now has the flu so we get to infect everyone at the birthday party - they will appreciate it I am sure but that is what family is for

parker said...

@olivia, i was having great visuals of the snowy landscape until you went through the hassles :) i think the biggest hassle is cleaning a car that’s been buried in snow especially when it started as ice or sleet & the ice has frozen on the windows – the worst task ever. but yes, it’s very pretty when it’s just falling & it’s all quiet and you’re sitting in front of the window, watching the snow fall, in your snuggie with warm cocoa or tea/cadbury flake (take note ali mac, i’m able to fully enjoy this concoction now that i know how i’m supposed to have it lol). and this is what i’m doing on a cold & windy saturday morning while trying to catch up on the blog after a very hectic 2 weeks. for the sake of preventing droughts next summer however, i do hope all the places that normally get snow would have their fair share this winter season despite the inconvenience.

glad that you liked the piano/cello arrangement for “a thousand years” – i watch & listen to this video a lot for relaxation.

parker said...

@Ginger, hope everyone in your family gets over the flu very quickly.

parker said...

@PL, i saw your request for a recipe for pecan pralines in the other blog …
this recipe, although not praline, still uses p’kahn if you still have some left :)
someone brought this to a christmas party & it was delish so i asked for the recipe.

White Chocolate Pecan Bark

1 lb White Chocolate Bark
12oz bag of White Chocolate Chips
24oz Peanuts
Large bag of pecans

1. Melt White Chocolate Bark and Chips in microwave for 2 mins, stir, then heat for 2 more minutes.
2. Mix in pecans and peanuts.
3. Place spoonfuls of mixture onto waxed paper and let cool.
4. Enjoy !

i suppose if you don’t like white chocolate, you can use semi-sweet chocolate instead of white.

PamH said...

Good afternoon everyone

The white stuff is beautiful, just enough to not be a bother but makes everything look beautiful.

@ Ginger
I hope everyone feels better fast :)

ali mac said...

Parker, lol that sounds good (I'm glad you worked it out) Our weather is mild and wet at the moment. I've given up on a white Christmas :(

This is what we are having for dessert on Christmas day.


I make them with 125g of dark chocolate and 75g of milk chocolate, it's too rich for the kids with all dark chocolate. They are so handy because you can make them the day before and leave them in the fridge. I serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and strawberries.

parker said...

@ali, those chocolate soufflés look so yummy & seem easy to make ! making me hungry ! copying the recipe for the future.

totally random, i was by the window watching as the wind lifted a leaf from the ground, blew it all the way to the other side of the road up the top of a tree, stayed there for a few secs, then started sliding down the tree branches & as it neared the ground, the wind lifted it up again and deposited it exactly where it came from. i could tell because the indentation where the leaf came from was still visible and the leaf landed exactly on the spot. i wish i knew that was going to happen & taken a video of it. i know it sounds like such a silly thing but i find stuff like that very fascinating – you know something so random that you would ordinarily miss but just happen to catch at the right moment :) … silly musings on a cold day …

Holy said...

@Ginger-I hope everyone still have a good time.Hugs and kisses to the birthday girl.

@Pam,Parker,Liz,Super,Tuf,Annie,Ali,Kami,Robert,Oneheart,DK,sue,Topaz,and to those I miss,enjoy your weekend.

Oh,I forgot to tell you guys,yesterday in the movie theater,the guy that was seating behind us,keep on talking that BELLA was good in the movie,his friend was telling him, that's not Bella it's Kristen Stewart,me and my friend were giggling the whole time.Then when the movie ended we all applauded and one of the guy below us was so loud and said,"THAT'S WHAT WERE TALKING ABOUT MISS STEWART,GOOD JOB" And we all applauded loudly after that comment.

ali mac said...

Parker, that reminded me of the scene in the movie "American Beauty" when they followed the plastic bag floating in the wind. I love simple things like that :)

Hi Holy, hope your having a good day :)

Topaz Emerald said...

Happy Holidays everyone...

Hey Holy,
Haven't seen On the Road yet, but I read an article by a writer who said the movie is not very good, but the only thing worth watching is Kristen Stewart. And also that in the book, the author focuses more on the men, but in the movie, Walter Salles wants you to pay more attention to the women. The writer thought the women were more interesting than the men, especially K. Will see it when it comes out near me.

Last night, I saw Skyfall with my hubby and it was pretty good. I enjoyed it just as much as Casino Royale.


I was surprised they killed off Ms. Judi Dench, but I guess M had it coming.

Keep warm and safe everyone.

tufenuf55 said...

Robsten Dreams and RP Life have pics of Rob at JFK airport. Heading back to BBG just in time for the holidays. Wonder if they will now head for London?

PL said...


Thank you for the recipe and I still have many, many pea-Kahns left.

Your story of the leaf made me think of the short story by O Henry, The Last Leaf. It's kind of a sad story but if you aren't familiar with it, here is a link. It is only a page long.


I'm having internet woes so if I don't have the chance later on, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of Roseland.

LIZ said...

GOOD EVENING, ROSELAND!!! How is everyone this Saturday before Christmas? I'm thankful I'm not out shopping.

HOLY -- So OTR was good? Thank you for the report, I can't wait to see it, though I might have to wait for the DVD.

TUF -- Rob might be going to London for Christmas and perhaps Kris will join him there as they've done the past few years. Guess we'll wait to see. I think he looks very relaxed and also thought so from the fan videos the other day in NYC.

Kami said...

Thanks for the link PL. Kind of doubt Rob would head to LA if he was planning on going to London, unless he has a REALLY bad travel agent...lol.

Topaz Emerald said...

I am so happy right now! My hubby got me a pair of Louis Vuitton pumps from their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Can't wait to wear it with my gold dress to a fancy evening out!


I hope that Dior Rob is true. Can't wait to smell it. Will definitely buy it for my hubby! Speaking of fragrance, I just love Florabotanica Balenciaga. I wear it everyday! I also bought a bottle of Olivier Creed perfumed oil (oh it smells divine). I'm really getting into fragrance now.

On the topic of Rob, let him spend time with his family because maybe that's the only time he gets to spend time with family, extended family, and old friends. I don't see what the big deal is to see family. I think it's a bigger deal that they have to be apart for work all the time, that to me, is a much bigger deal.

Topaz Emerald said...

Aw man, look at this Louis Vuitton watch.


I wish I was rich :(

LIZ said...

TOPAZ -- I bought myself some Florabotanica for Christmas and other than smelling it after I received it by mail, I haven't touched it. I can't wait ... it is my favorite now. I won't be wearing it every day, only for special occasions.

Topaz Emerald said...

Dior Ready to Wear spring collection,


Can I own the whole collection, please? :)

Topaz Emerald said...

Dior Shoeland, oh my god :)


Can I own every pair, please? :)

Liz, that's awesome! I love it so much I wear mine everyday, even when I don't go out.

tufenuf55 said...


Think you missed my point. Rob and Kristen have now completed their promo and Dior(just saying) responsibilities and can now just be together...whereever they go or stay!

Topaz Emerald said...

I better stop looking at all these high fashion house sites. I can only fantasize and dream about being a part of it.

Topaz Emerald said...


The Little Black Jacket


Litmom said...

Hey, Roseland! Just checking in and sending some hugs to my buds.

PL - did you make the pralines? Parker, your recipe sounds great, too.

I ventured out amongst the crowds today - not sure why; I finished my shopping a couple of weeks ago. It was nuts out there! Hope you're all snug and cozy and enjoying these last few days before Christmas. If you're traveling, be careful! If you're expecting company - stay calm!

LIZ said...

GOOD NIGHT ROSELAND, I'm going to be a party pooper and head to bed.

TUF -- Guess we'll know in the morning if Rob lands in LA because of all the paps. We might not get London pics ??

TOPAZ -- Sweet dreams in "fashion land" ...


Holy said...

@Topaz-LOL,you're like me,I never get tired of looking at those high fashion sites.

@Liz-Florabotanica is expensive but smells good,my daughter have both the perfume and lotion.

DreamerKind said...

Sweet Sunday!

So much fun seeing high fashion sites! Thanks.

Been enjoying old reruns of "Friends" which really make me laugh heartily.

I bought 3 huge pies from Whole Foods to bring to the family Christmas dinner (pecan/dutch apple/pumpkin). I'll stay overnight and meet other friends the day after for meals. May you have fun with your family, too.

Hopefully, all will get well soon, and the flu be gone from your home for the holidays.

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to you all, dear Roselanders.
Love to Rose, Smitty, Gruff, & Syd.

Rob & Kristen, good Yule delights to you.

Holy said...

@Ginger-how was the party,did the little one had a good time?I hope everyone will feel better.

DreamerKind said...

A Bell Rings An Angel Gets Wings

Angels We Have Heard On High

Andrea Bocelli (2009):

Thank you/rianjs

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to Tom! To you Rose, have a Merry Christmas with your family. Hugs, 1918EC

parker said...

am i the only one here who doesn’t like the florabotanica perfume?
i checked it out several weeks ago at nordstrom & found it too strong.
in fact, i happened to spray it on my wrist & it took many washings to get rid of the smell.
maybe it’s cos i’m not much into perfumes & the few ones i own are quite mild.
my big problem is that my BF thought i loved it cos i went back several times to smell it.
and since he’s spending christmas with his family & i with mine, we agreed to open one gift each before christmas.
i got a 3.4 oz florabotanica ! yikes !
i felt so bad when he saw my not-so-thrilled face … but he’s okay with me exchanging it for something else :)

Pattybg said...



parker said...


parker said...

@PL, thanks for the link ! i have read several of O. Henry’s short stories but haven’t read all of it. i especially like the wit & ironic twist endings. one time i was browsing project Gutenberg, i downloaded some of the epub versions of his short stories so i can upload it to my iPad. i think “the last leaf” is in one of the compilations so i’ll check it out. the ones i remember the most are the “the gift of the magi,” “the cop and the anthem” and “the duplicity of hargraves” – i think he was quite a storyteller.

@ali, yes simple things & proof that a lot of great things happen around us by chance all the time. the incredible thing is being present at the perfect moment when it happens. cos these are moments that you can never predict or plan for, unlike for instance, traveling to north alaska to witness the aurora borealis or hanging out at hotels to get someone’s autograph (just being facetious – my ramblings need some relevance to RK too lol). but these seemingly ordinary things could happen right in your backyard yet you only see it by pure unrepeatable chance, which makes it so much more incredible. anyway, things like that always manage to keep things in perspective for me – don’t always search for the obvious & the given, unknowns & simple surprises can also bring great pleasure.

well, if i don’t get a chance to check in again before Christmas, i wish all of Roseland a very Merry Christmas ! and a very special Merry Christmas to you Rose for your loyalty and support to rob and kristen and tom and giving us a place to mingle & share ideas.


Kami said...

Tuff, nope didn't miss your point, I think it's great that they can now be together, whenever or where ever. Hope they have a great holiday season, together throughout or meeting up later.

I was just commenting on something I had read several times online at various places, that people were thinking that Rob would fly from JFK, to LAX, Pick up Kristen, fly BACK to JFK and then on to Heathrow. Which in and of itself is tiring to just think about. I can't imagine that much jetlag! Besides, Kristen is a strong independent woman who is capable flying to New York, London or Timbuktu on her own.

Sorry if it seemed like I was singling you out, my fault for not expressing myself better.

Ginger with a Soul said...

Morning Ladies and gent

@DK - smooches we will get there not sure even the flu can stop their excitement

@Holy - she had a really good time but she wanted to sleep instead of playing with toys last night so I have been having the joy of dealing with removing things from packaging and assembling things - think who ever created this stuff laughed thinking of the parents that have to put it together. The highlight of the night - when she blew out her candles and everyone ate a huge piece of ice cream cake and I was like ok - you all knew she was sick so if you get sick don't call me - I wanted to skip the candles because of that

LIZ said...

GINGER -- glad the party went as well as could be considering the flu. So, next week when your house is feeling good, all the rest of the family will be sick :( Seems like that's what is happening everywhere.

DK -- Sounds like you are keeping busy getting ready for the holiday. I hope we can find time to "chat" sometime over the next few days. Maybe "after" would be better, LOL

So, Rob is supposedly in London and we're not sure if Kris is going to join him there for Christmas or maybe a couple of days later. Guess we'll wait to see. Either way, I'm really hoping that they have wonderful holidays.

I hope EVERYONE HERE IN ROSELAND will have a very Merry Christmas!!! I'll be around but some of you may not so wanted to give my wishes now.


PamH said...

Hello all

@ parker
I guess I'm the last person to comment of the perfume because I've yet to even smell it, not even a sample, I'm not a big perfume product buyer from growing up around my Gran and Mother who have allergies and asthma, even now I still only use body mists made by Dove or Secret and lotions and body washes that are fruity or natural...but I'm a jeans, t shirt and sneakers women who hasn't really used makeup or perfumes since I had my son 17 years ago.

@ Ginger
I don't miss the days of putting thing together after X MAS at all. My son Zack was crazy about anything super hero related which included Power Rangers that just happen to make a million robots that always had to be put together OMG luckily it didn't take but one time showing him how and he could do it himself but it was a pain...but I do miss the excitement with having little ones

Looks like Rob managed a ninja arrival wether it was LA or London.

Ginger with a Soul said...

@Pam - my joy this am was this really cute scooter I got her that has speakers on it so she can plug her IPOD and blast music while cruising - the screws on the bottom didn't line up so it took me holding it together while my oldest daughter threaded the screws through. I was ready to chuck it across the room.

@Liz - that is exactly how it will go since we will all be together so often over the next couple of days

PamH said...

I'll be around since we aren't going anywhere this year.
I think seeing Rob had his guitar I was leaning more to London but you never know . If not right now, I'm sure they'll be together real soon :)

Happy Holidays to Everyone

PamH said...

@ Ginger
I bet she'll love that :)
They do not make it easy for people having to put these things together or when they leave out a little piece that ends up being really important and having to come up with a quick fix on your own.

LIZ said...

PAMH -- I "triple dog dare" you to go somewhere and smell Florabotanica and not like it!!!! After everything I read about it, I was pretty sure I was going to love it as I heard it had a very "fresh" smell. I found a small sample bottle along with a small tube of lotion on eBay for about $50 incl. shipping so ordered it for my Xmas. Of course, I just HAD to smell it to make sure it was okay, right? My Mom and I each put on one drop and we LOVE it. It lasted, very faintly, until the next morning. I will only use it for "special" or when I want to feel special. Maybe when I want to watch a Twilight movie, LOL, etc.

GINGER -- Yea, you and the family are going to "share the wealth" with the cold/flu. Me and the parents are all better though my Mom will probably require another round of antibiotics after Christmas. We are staying home, away from everyone, not even going to church for Christmas, will watch mass on TV.

ROB -- I heard that his favorite bar in Barnes has a tent out front and that they did something like that last year? Sorry, don't know deets but passing on what I heard.

I KNOW, I KNOW, THIS IS "GOSSIP" but sorry, we all want to know where Rob is and that he's happy, right? So sue me.

I hope to watch Cosmopolis again once more before my 3-day rental runs out tomorrow. Will be busy cooking all day tomorrow.

LIZ said...

LOL on Rob wearing Kristen's jacket. It appears a bit small and the floral lining ... snicker, snicker... helps him feel close to his girl, I love it...

Holy said...

Hello guys.

Rob is so ninja,we don't even know where did he landed.

@Ginger-I'm glad she enjoyed her b-day even though she was sick,be sure everyone drinks a lot of fluids,it will help.

ali mac said...

Sienna appeared on "The Jonathon Ross Show" and she was saying that her and the man in her life and her baby where spending Christmas in a Chocolate box thatched cottage just outside London.

Parker I haven't managed to smell Florabotanica yet! like you I'm a bit funny with perfume, my favorite is Caroline Herrera 212. I had a funny experience with Angel. It was when it first came out and there was all the talk about it making men weak at the knees etc. My sister and I where out shopping and sprayed some on and then went to the next shop and whilst we where standing in the queue to be served, the man behind the till started talking about this gorgeous smell and how fab it was etc. he then started singing "you fill up my senses" my sister and I where killing ourselves laughing!! :)

LIZ said...

ALI -- That's a cute story about the Angel perfume. Like PAMH, I'm "triple dog daring you" to go smell Flora and see if you'll like it. It's very light and fresh. I'm going to be smelling GOOD on Christmas Day even though only me, my parents and the dog, LOL.

QUESTION: Has anyone seen anywhere or heard anything or have any wild guesses about what Rob will give Kristen or what Kristen will give Rob for Christmas? What do y'all think?

ali mac said...

Liz there is no where near me seling it. I will have to wait until I go to Belfast or Dublin to get a sniff =)

PamH said...

I couldn't imagine what R&K would even get for one another, their both low key kind of people not into all things materialistic, but they do have the ability and resources to be able to find or get whatever the others heart desires. I see them looking for vintage tees, shoes and jewelry pieces, or a new instrument.
I wonder if they took a new family Christmas photo to enclude Bernie this year...LOL

LIZ said...

ALI -- I forgot you're in the UK. But, I thought it was easier to purchase there. I would have to drive 3 hours to a store that carries it, that's why I bought it on eBay.

PAMH -- I'd LOVE to see a family photos with the dogs, would be so cute. Fans would go crazy ... BUT, I don't imagine they'll willingly share that with anyone and I hope it doesn't get leaked by one of their friends or family.

tufenuf55 said...


Not a problem and no worries here. Sometimes it is hard to express "tone" in posting. We are all fans of R&K here.

Ginger with a Soul said...

@Liz - Saw something on the jacket yesterday - Men's line Adidas from Japan - could be what was in Kristen's Adidas bag when she came back from Japan.

LIZ said...

GINGER -- That makes perfect sense. Amazing that you remember details like an "Adidas" bag from a couple of months ago, wow!!!

Ginger with a Soul said...

@Liz - Ancient Chinese secret LOL - my ability to remember big and small does great things for me when paying trivial pursuit and such.

LIZ said...

GINGER -- Yea, like it does me any good to remember birthdays of high school boyfriends, right??? And, like you said, playing trivial pursuit. Ever been to Lake Titicaca, LOL?

PamH said...

WOW you do have a good memory, I'd forgotten all about her carrying that bag. Her little token to him :)
When I seen the comments about him wearing her coat and them coming to this conclusion based on the lining was laughable. Not that he was wearing her coat, because I'm sure he does sometimes, but how they come to the conclusion.

I wouldn't want a photo like that to be leaked either, unless R&K didn't mind, but I have to admit I'd look. But I can picture in my own mind what it'd look like..Rob and Kristen smiling and their arms around each other and Bear & Bernie in red/green bandanas or maybe a Santa hat or some reindeer antlers a greeting and THE PATTINSON'S....I obviously have to much time on my hands...LOL

LIZ said...

PAMH -- Obviously, we ALL have too much time on our hands for us to even be discussing this, LOL. But, isn't it fun?

I'm going to watch THE BISHOP'S WIFE tonight on TCM, it's one of my old-time Christmas favorites. Will give the reading a rest. Cooking for me tomorrow.

parker said...

@ali, i looove looking at chocolate box thatched cottages – i even collect lilliput lane cottages ! but i’d love to stay in a real one even for just a week. i was told once that the upkeep of those straw roofs is pretty expensive because of the fire risks and maintenance. but it’s so english & i think so romantic. so lovely to hear that the sturridges are staying in one for the holidays ! i can think of another couple they should invite to share a neighboring cottage :)

your Angel story is funny. my pet peeve about perfumes is when peeps don’t know when it’s too much. i can’t stand going into a room or a lift that’s reeking of perfume. and it’s not just the ladies guilty of it. another girl & i dread going into meetings with this one guy who smells like he bathes in his perfume. seriously, he’s marinating in it & i can almost imagine the vapours radiate off him. but he’s so nice so we don’t have the heart to tell him. we just edward-it-up & stop breathing. after all, it could be worse, it could be BO :)

tufenuf55 said...

I'm having R&K withdrawals. Hope we get to see pic of them having fun at Christmas!

LIZ said...

PARKER-- I know exactly what you mean about some men using too much cologne and it's almost stifling. There used to be a man at work and it was almost impossible to be around him in the mornings, ugh!!!

TUF -- Yea, we're all having the withdrawals. I called it during the BD2 promo, we were deluged with them for a bit and I just "knew" we were going to go into a drought. As much as I'd love for them to have a peaceful holiday (no matter where or with whom) I hope we get some fan pics after the fact, no paps.

Holy said...

Hello again.

@Pam-LOL,I'm pretty sure they have their pics taken with their two babies Bernie & Bear in front of the Christmas tree.

beacullen said...

Thanks Rose, I had no idea!!! Happy Birthday Tom!!!

Pisteuo said...

I'm just poping in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

Topaz Emerald said...

Good evening all,

here it is midnight for me.....

My sister and I went shopping tonight. I am happy to share that I got myself a pair of Jimmy Choo Viper Zebra Print Pointy Toe pumps!


oh my god, i love these so much.
also picked up a few more things at Nordstroms, like the most awesome brown leather jacket ever!!! I really need to stop now. This is it for me this year. Promised my hubby will not spend anymore including next year. I really need to stop.

12:01am now for me, it's officially christmas eve here on the west coast. Merry christmas everyone. Keep safe! Tomorrow and the next day will have me eating a lot of delicious food and FINE wine.

Topaz Emerald said...

Oh my gosh, I was sooooo tempted to get these citrine colored pumps, but I told myself I better control myself. These would pair so well with a red dress, ahhhhh!


I should stop going shopping with my sister. She is such a bad influence on me. I am not usually like this.

Topaz Emerald said...

oh my god with the Jimmy Choo collection of shoes. Can I own every single pair please??????


I really need to stop, I feel so bad.

Topaz Emerald said...


Plan to try this dessert bar after Christmas! I hope it's good.



Will hike Mt. Tamalais with my military brother sometime this week. I hope I can keep up and make him proud :)

Mt. Tam


Topaz Emerald said...

Noodle Salad, yummy!


I will learn to make this someday!

Topaz Emerald said...

Good night, good night, sweet dreams

olivia said...
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olivia said...

Merry Christmas to you dear Pisteuo, May you have a most wonderful holiday with loved ones, family and friends. Celebrate the New Year and know that it will bring you exciting new adventures, great joy and happiness. Hugs for you and yours. Always remember how much you are blessed.

Hugs for y'all dear Roselanders
Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd family and friends.
Hugs for you dear Rose.
Life is good.

Kay said...


Thinking of all of you here and lurking, and wishing you holidays filled with family, friends, love and peace. Safe travels wherever you may go.


PL said...


I hope you all have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Stella said...

Marry Christmas, everyone!
No matter if they're together or not at the time, I'm sure Rob and Kristen are happy among family and friends. I wish the same for each and everyone of you!
Take care.

Birdie said...

Merry Christmas dear Rose and Roseland! I hope you are all celebrating with those you love.

Smitty, Gruff and Syd,
Happy Holidays to you and yours!