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An interesting selection of thoughts from the mind of Rosa.

Updated: 2015-09-16T20:00:51.410+00:00


Complete and Utter Conti


Wow wow wow... my favourite show at the Fringe so far is Nina Conti.

A one woman stand up/ventriloquism show with her normal monkey and other puppets... sounds weird... go and see her... she's fantastic!

Check her out at:



Well folks I am in the beautiful city of Edinburgh for the Fringe. Check out our car! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post a snap shot of our spectacular Mini that you have spotted on the streets of Edinburgh... on your marks, get set, go!!

Jaffa Biscuits??


Biscuits or cakes?
Cakes or biscuits?
What are they?

RosaBlogs, for intelligent conversation.


Are you bored at work? Sitting at your desk with a pile of paperwork? Forget it... Come and join the crowd!
The secret is out, today is launch day! has gone live!
Follow the link to unleash the funny, be sure to check out my profile
You could even become my fan!

And just for you I have added a picture of my favourite act... Be sure to check out David Little, watch his 'Geordie Gunter's Love Time' video... Amazing!
But please be aware comedy fans, he is rated as 'Adult Content', so you will have to log in to see him in his full glory.

Speed Limits Are There For A Reason!


Photo courtesy of Tash Bomb

Gary What's On?


This is Gary, he is cool. I promised him I'd blog about him!
He'd like a nice girl to have fun with. He is a nice, sensitive guy, he likes soft puppys and joggers in subways.
Gary's favourite fruits are pears and plums.
He nearly died but is ok now.
We all love Gary!
Three cheers for Gary.
Gary is also one of 'Rosa blogs' most commited readers.

To find out more about Gary, click here.



Right girls, you've all seen the guy in the new D&G advert (yes the one that means nothing but has the hottest guy in!)... Well just for you... here he is! Amazing!

So good they named it twice!


Yes i'm off to New York, New York in 8 days time! Just in time for the Fourth of July!

I am so excited!

Just a little holiday to see a lovely friend of mine!

I'll send you all a blogcard!

We've moved!


So the glamorous world of the media...

My production has just moved in to a new office in a lovely area of Belfast and just in time for the 12th July Marching Season with bomb fires and celebrations!

The move went fairly smoothly, we had a selection of 'hunks' to carry boxes as we watched and decided on the important things like which desks we should have!

Thanks boys!

Dance Tonight


I love Paul McCartney's new song Dance Tonight.
I love the iTunes advert and his little dance and all the whistling. I think Sir Paul can pull it off, but i would be embarassed if my Dad danced like that!
I like the world he is in, i'd like to live there.

The official music video is ok, maybe a bit disappointing. Kieran, who knows everything about most things, agrees with me on this.

I like the fact that Mackenzie Crook and Natalie Portman appear in it, but it looks a little 70s-ish! And there is not enough whistling in the official one! I like a good whistle!

Phil is a great whistler... he does a mean Coronation Street!

Dr Doc


This is Kieran, one of my fellow Rover-ers, he is a really brainy kind of chap.

Earlier this week we had an amazing storm, as we all stared, noses pressed against the window like we'd never seen rain before, Kieran still had his think cap on!

He was able to tell us how far away the lightening was, just by counting... pure genius!

Rock on Kieran!

It's all about me!


Another thing that I had decided for my birthday weekend was that I was to be the main attraction in all photographs!

4 Day Festival!


Last weekend we had a 4 day festival to celebrate my birthday!!

My friend Tash came over on the Saturday from sunny Swindon , home of the roundabout! So on the Saturday night we had a night out.
A few folk came round to mine for bubbly then we headed to The Potthouse , it was great fun, everyone was up for a good bit of craic and a boogie! After that we headed back my place for a party!
The rule of parties at our house is that every one must wear a hat, from our fully stocked 'hat shelf'!

I include a few pitures of this!

The party was great because at about 3am the legend that is Gohir, rocked up in the G-Mobile, he shared my hat, a pink cowboy hat that our lovely assistant cameraman found(?!) in The Potthouse!!

All my friend here are so great, and we all had a fab night out!

The next day (my actual birthday), they all came round and Tash and I cooked a great big roast dinner, it was lovely!

The wonders of the Ulster Fry


Ah the Ulster Fry... As an English girl in Belfast, this is one of my favourite discoveries.

But in a few weeks I am off for a long weekend in Donegal, and the Hotel we are staying in serves a 'Full Irish Breakfast'.
How does this differ to and my beloved Ulster Fry?
Will it be as good?
I hate disappointments.

I had a look on Ulster Fry but it didn't have any information on the alternative breakfast in question.
I know that Gary from Ulster Fry . co. uk is an avid reader of 'Rosa Blogs' so maybe he could shed some light... Gary?

Well if you think you know the answer please let me know. And in true Ulster Fry style, the best correct response wins the ingredients of an Ulster Fry

Do check out The Ulster Fry website too, it's pretty good.

Tell Me It's Not True


I'm soooooo excited... I've booked tickets to see Blood Brothers at Belfast's Grand Opera House for my friend Tashy's birthday.

It's going to be great, it's my favourite musical (well, joint first with Rent) and Tash loves her musicals too.


P.S. This is a picture of Tashy, she's cool!

So long, farewell


Daniel - the only Joseph for me.

This evening saw the nation make a big mistake.

Through reasons I can not begin to understand, Daniel was voted out of 'Any Dream Will Do'.

I'm shocked, in tears, utterly bewildered. Daniel will remain my Joseph.

Daniel, good luck from here on, you're a star.

Pulling on the A2


Rule 1: What happens on the A2, stays on the A2.

The A2, a delightful dual carriageway, running from the fair city of Belfast to the beautiful town of Bangor… and beyond.

This morning, whilst making my way to work at approximately 9.40am, so the road was fairly quite, a gentleman / hot guy driving a very nice MR2 cruised in the lane next to me beeping his horn and waving at me. I drove on ahead, and then again he appeared beside me, totting away.

Is this a sign from god? "Rosa your single days are over" (suggest mimicking in a powerful yet slightly holy voice).
Did this guy realise the inner and outer beauty that I convey on a Friday morning, and every other morning in fact?? Maybe! After all I was looking rather cool in my over-sized shades, blasting out the Rolling Stones.

Or… Is this a sign that my brake lights are out? And I was being warned of the danger I was causing to myself and other road users. (Thanks for that suggestion Tash!)

Or... Has Gohir contacted Citybeat 96.7FM, as threatened, and told the world to look out for Rosa and Rubybelle The First, so this guy was merely responding to this radio request. Does he win a prize? Are Citybeat cashing in on my image??

Well whatever the reason (and I'm sure you'll all agree the first would be most accurate) it was a good way to start a Friday...

... And I like Fridays!

I think I'm addicted...


...To Chocolate HobNobs, I love them!
Cup of tea anyone?

Run My Life...


I have decided that after the last week of ups and downs in the 'World Of Rosa', that it is your turn to take over!

From now on, you, the readers, decide what i do, what direction my life goes in. A bit like Danny Wallace when he did the 'Yes Man'.

So please tell me what to do... it must be within reason... I must be able to continue work, it must be legal, and I'm not getting naked in public, but other than that... YOU CHOOSE!

Please add you suggestions in the comments and if enough of you think i should do something, i will!

I am no good at turning down a challenge!

Work away... do your worst!

Even More Bad News!


I thought that i had had a bad day on Wednesday... but today is worse!

Something has happened in my life that is going to change the future for here on...

I was chatting with a friend of mine, Burgin, who being the fountain of knowledge that she is, informed me of something rather worrying...

Burgin, who has always been involved in pantos, was in Peter Pan at the Swindon Wyvern, with the one and only Daniel Boys ! Anyway the bad news she has dumped on me is... He is gay! I thought he loved me but it seems not!

I still think he's great (even if i do have to change my entire life plan now!)


Bad Day!



So on Wednesday i got dumped! Wasn't a serious thing, but i still got dumped... by text! Whilst waiting at the station for a train to work! Nice!

You think this is bad... no it got worse...

Worked late until about 9pm, then went to City Hospital station to get the train home to Holywood... simple i hear you hark, how can this go wrong?? well it can and it did...

I got on the 9.11pm train and having just passed Belfast Central, I thought great, not too much longer, I'll be home by 9.30pm. Along came the ticket collector, and I asked to purchase a ticket to Holywood.

“Where?” he said.
“Holywood” I repeated.
“I think you are on the wrong train, this is the Londonderry train!”

Bollocks i thought! I asked him when the next stop was and assumed I could get a train/taxi back from there.

He explained that the next stop was not until Mossley West and, checking his timetable, said it would be a long wait for a train back to Belfast from there. He said Mossley West was well dodgy and waiting there was not a good idea, he suggested the best option was to stay on the train to Antrim, where I could organise to meet a taxi back to Holywood.

I finally got home at 10.30pm, having been to Antrim and spent £30 on a taxi back. Needless to say I was not in the best of moods, so went to bed!

So to sum it up...

I got dumped and went to Antrim... the making of a shit day!

I think I'm in love!



Right, I am not a regular viewer of shows of this kind but having caught just one night of the BBC's 'Any dream will do', I am addicted, and the reason... DANIEL BOYS! He is amazing and I think I love him! I am not going out on Saturday nights for the next five weeks, I am spending them with Daniel!

I think it's possible that he could love me too...

Firstly - Daniel, i've seen the way you look at me out of the television.

Secondly - Being the 'weird stalker type' i am, i've read his profile on the BBC website and checked out his hobbies... they are just the same as mine...

"Obviously I love to sing and act, but apart from that I love to cook, go walking, read (although not as often as I should), go to the cinema and go out for dinner with friends. I love eating, and sleeping is a favourite of mine too!"

See perfect... I'm always singing and acting (much to everyone elses dismay), I am a GREAT cook, and therefore love to eat! I can walk, I can read... and I'm great at sleeping! And Daniel, if you want to take me out for dinner and to the cinema, i'm yours! See, PERFECT - It must be love!

SO if any one out there knows Daniel, and wants to pass on my number to him, please do!!

And remember readers,


English girl in Belfast...


Brace yourselves... It's official, I have a been offered another job here, so I will be staying in this fair land for a 'wee' bit longer.

I know this may be upsetting for my English readers... but fear not, one day Rosa shall return. Until then, remember my wise words...
'It's OK to be single'

But for my Northern Irish readers, please try and control your happiness... Gohir I can already see you dancing for joy, like a ballerina on heat. Think calm thoughts.

Sum this up!


I have never been great at maths but this i have been able to sum up...

2 girls
1 bottle of vino blanco
1 bar of dairy milk
1 Bridget Jones type DVD
Self help + Girl Power + the overwhelming relief in convincing eachother you're happy singles
The next morning: feeling really shit and sure that no one will ever love you like in the DVD + getting frail and old with the sad company of only your 10 cats.

I challenge you to find a girl that hasn't experienced this!

Swindon, this is Swindon...


My apologies for my absence other the past few weeks, I am sure Gohir has missed the daily humourous comments relating to the life of RosaCB!
So this week i have been in Swindon, described by the author Mark Haddon, fairly accurately, as 'the arsehole of the world'!!
Not much has happened really, just been drinking coffee with old friends and eating egg shaped chocolate, all in all a good week!
Fact of the day: My friend Tasha works for the railway in Swindon, although she ensures me she is not the fat controller!