Day Eleven

The theme for Becky’s  April Squares challenge is ‘top’ 

    1. On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak or uppermost part of something
    2. Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you’re really lucky circus)
    3. Room at the Top – first or highest in position
    4. Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
    5. Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top full, top line, top fruit, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer and top dollar!

Becky provided a list of other suggestions the other day to which I cheekily replied “where am I going to get a triceratops from”  and then I remembered that when my step-daughter got married the theme of their wedding was dinosaurs and each guest was given a little jar of sweets with a dinosaur on top. Lucky for me one of ours was indeed a triceratops. Featured here with his mate the Woolly Mammoth.

Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that first appeared during the late Maastrichtian stage of the late Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago (mya) in what is now North America.

The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is an extinct species of mammoth that lived during the Pleistocene until its extinction in the early Holocene epoch.

Sorry, the sweeties were consumed a long time ago…

April Squares | Day Eleven

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

49 thoughts on “Day Eleven”

  1. Oh yes “where am I going to get a triceratops from” and they appear…..there seems to be some square top cosmic forces at play with the folk in my “blog family”. People posting things that others have thought of….it is getting quite eerie

      1. Fabulous isn’t it. I have thought of some top words that I thought were clever and others have “stolen” them before I got the chance 🙂

    1. You have a triceratops too Brian? I must admit this started as a joke, until I remembered the sweetie jars and even then what were the chances of one being a triceratops? Cosmic forces indeed…

      1. I am sure there is a large one somewhere. My Mum had them around her house for the grand kids to find and play with. The Tyrannosaurus is in my front hallway 🙂

    1. I know! Who would have thought it! BTW I commented on your post but I appear to be in WP trouble again… 😦

      1. I think I may have consigned you to spam on 6WS, Jude. Accidentally of course. Will pull you out after you’ve had your walk 😉💕

        1. So why doesn’t he cook? I’m the chef in our house and I like cooking, but I am getting very bored of thinking up menus for 3 meals a day every day!

        2. 3???? Nobody thinks up breakfast! And he does actually like my mince and dumplings and roast dinners, but his version of being thoughtful is the takeaway for the poor beleaguered and ailing wife 🙂 🙂 He’s never cooked in his life, and tinned soup is very expensive here. Maybe he could try packets…

        3. No bread presumably? I can’t eat eggs etc without and though I love cheese never at breakfast time. What would I eat for lunch? Nor ham. Yogurt and cereal it would have to be.

  2. When I was young, I had some plastic model dinosaurs. The Triceratops was always my favourite, for some reason. I bought some for our grandson, and he called it a ‘Trytellasop’. He still has it somewhere. (Along with his Brollysawbus) 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. It seems to be a ‘boy’ thing. I never bothered with dinosaurs, but I know my grandsons love them, although the one that was in the Science Museum, Dippy , caused my eldest one to cry (he was very young) and my daughter had to take him out.

    1. Erm… yes, a little left-field. As far as I could tell only the guest gifts had dinosaurs. We didn’t have to dress up as one!

  3. I gather your stepdaughter loved dinosaur. Surprised she and the groom didn’t dress up as dinosaurs, that would’ve got the mother in laws going 🙂

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