The Official Story of Lady Gwin aka Lady G

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House of Mathilda….

LOL!!!

More about that later!

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Admittedly, I’ve fancied myself as a “royal” of sorts since about 1981.

During that time, my mother used to refer to me as Lady Di because she clearly thought that I regarded her as a servant!

But don’t all children tend to see their mothers in that way?

Anyway, at that time, one of my favorite singers was Teena Marie who also used the title “Lady” …as in Lady T.

Well…

With both of these things in mind, I just ran with it and started doodling the name Lady G.

And, with that, Lady G was “born.”

Now…

After starting this blog, I was fortunate enough to meet a whole new group of wonderful friends.

One of these included an awesome writer by the name of R J Llewellyn.  Most of you guys may know him as “Roger” or “Woebegone but Hopeful”—he is the founder and chief writer for his own blog, Heroically Bad Writer….which is ironic because he is anything but.  He also has a couple of really good books on Amazon!

Anyway, I became a huge fan of his uproarious series, “A True History of These Isles”, which retells the history of The United Kingdom.

That said, I often joked with him about the many historic characters that were featured.

One set of characters, in particular, included a couple of royals named Mathilda.

To me, they were sooooo badass!

When I told Roger that, he responded that I embodied that same spirit of badassity!

LOL!

Of course, after a good laugh, Roger started referring to me as Lady G or Lady Gwin, House of Mathilda or Matilda!

Either spelling is acceptable.

Now you know!

No doubt, that’s a brief synopsis of events, but here is the PROCLAMATION with a preface,  as written by RJ Llewellyn:

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My research when writing my two volumes of ‘The History of These Isles’ led me to conclude that whereas many folk impacted upon the history of these isles, not enough consideration was given to the ‘Age of the Matildas’

This period took place during the reign of Stephen I (1092/6 – 25 October 1154), when his right to the throne was contested by the daughter of his predecessor Henry I, she being Empress Matilda.

A great struggle took place, Matilda being a stalwart and tough foe. When Stephen was captured his rule was kept in place by his equally determined wife Matilda of Boulogne. Thus did these two strong women hold the reigns of powers for some time and made a more constructive effort than the men who just hit each other and the peasants.

It should also be noted that the powerful King David I of Scotland was married to Matilda of Huntingdon (one of her children becoming a saint).

This writer concludes it is undeniable these were women of striking character and ability.

Thus when considering the scope in depth of achievements in Life of Family, Profession and Blog, the Lady Gwin of Best Blog it must be stated by this historian The Lady Gwin has displayed similar qualities of determination, skill and forbearance, added to which she has a sense of humour, possibly lacking in these aforementioned formidable ladies.
Therefore by the powers vested in me as an Historian it is with all solemnity and gladness that I, Roger Jacob, writing as R J Llewellyn, do this day 19th December in the year 2018 do proclaim as follows:
From the date of The Lady Gwin of Best Blog’s 50th Birthday, let it be known she may with all truth and dignity bear the title Lady Gwin; Honour’d Lady of the House of Matildas (And Mathildas) by proclamation and efforts. And from that date bear herself as a true Matilda or Mathilda as she so see fit.

Laudo et congratulor.

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50th Birthday Greetings for Lady G

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Lady G caught off guard!

So…yeah…I turned 50 this week and I don’t feel a day over 49.

Pa-dum-pump!

LOL!

Anyway, I thought I would share some of the more interesting birthday greetings.

To be more specific, I received greetings in Spanish from my Puerto Rican chica and a “traditional birthday greeting” from an awesome “Kiwi” native to New Zealand.  By the way, the second video looks sideways but it plays normally once you click it!

I also had a good old Southern Happy Birthday from a Girl Raised In The South (GRITS).

Check them out:

 

 

 

Stay tuned tomorrow for the Official Story of Lady G from the House of Mathilda, as told by that dashing Welshman, Roger Jacob, writing as R J Llewellyn aka Woebegone but Hopeful.

You can find “Roger” at his blog, Heroically Bad Writer.  Click HERE to get THERE.

Love and light

LadyG 😘💋💋

Let’s chat in comments!

 

I Went Home Today!

 

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Godfather of Soul (a picture of a picture taken at Nacho Mamas in Augusta, GA)

Ok, so I didn’t go home today.

I actually went home yesterday, but somehow “I went home yesterday,” as a title, didn’t quite have the same ring to it.

LOL!

And so…

Yesterday, I went to my hometown of Augusta, GA.

Yep! Home of The Godfather of Soul…James Brown.

Not to mention the Master’s Golf Tournament.

And yours truly, LadyG.

Anyway, the purpose of my visit was to see one of my best friends and sister, Gloria and her son Zoser.

Together, Gloria and I are the Ladies G!

LOL!!

At any rate, Gloria and Zoser, who happens to be on his way to bonafide celebrity-dom due to his burgeoning singing career, flew home from Seattle to Augusta for the holidays.

Naturally, I could not allow them to fly back into the Northwestern sunset without us getting together.

So…

Me, Lady J and Rod rolled over to Augusta for the day and had a BALL!

I’m sure if you asked those two they’d tell you how “interesting” it was to hear their mom chatter on and on about her old Homecoming Queen highschool glory days:

“Mama was the Homecoming queen and a Varsity Cheerleader for 4 years…and….”

“We know, Mom…you were blah, blah, blah, blah, yada, yada…”

They had heard it all before!

—No less than 10 zillion times.

Sorry friends, I have truly digressed!

Never mind that, please enjoy the following pictures from a hometown visit with some of my favorite people.

Love and Light, Lady G 😘💋💋

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The Ladies G
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Together Again

 

 

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Zoser and LadyG
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A Pensive Lady J
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What did I do with my phone? Oh it’s being used to take THIS picture! 😜

 

 

 

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In Loving Memory of Christopher, my baby brother.

From Mundane to Magical: A Winter’s Eve

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Along comes a simple invitation:

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A speedy acceptance and a wintry trek with the following directions:

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Make a sharp right at The Enchanted Tree

 

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Continue Straight ahead

 

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Keep GOING!

 

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Glühwein with FRIENDS!
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A parting gift
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On my way home!

A brief pictorial on how the seemingly mundane can become quite magical with the help of good friends!

Love and light,

LadyG 😘💋💋

The Best Breakfast!

 

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When I was a kid, the best breakfast was cooked and served by my Aunt Nell!

International House of Pancakes didn’t have ANYTHING on her!

She cooked those grits to perfection…

Her country ham and biscuits were unsurpassed…

And the fact that she let us kids drink Pepsi with our meal was freaking ingenious!

Clearly, she was a woman ahead of her time!

But, the thing that I remember most of all about breakfast with my Aunt Nell was her unrivaled ability to spin a good yarn!

I’m talking about good ole Southern Mama storytelling!

Baby, “captivating” ain’t the word for it!

From the moment Aunt Nell began to tell a tale, everybody in the room was completely mezmerized!

She’d intonate…

She’d gesticulate…

She’d immediately grab your attention and hold you in complete suspense!

A masterful comedienne, Aunt Nell’s timing was IMPECCABLE!

By the end of each story, EVERYBODY would be in tears laughing as she calmly sashayed away to tend to her dishes….completely unbothered!

In essence, she ALWAYS dropped the mic…

EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!

And, as you might have guessed, I wanted to be just like her!

And so…

A lot of the sass that you “hear” from LadyG can be directly linked to my Aunt Nell.

And, as I sit here, approaching my 50th birthday, I can’t help remembering her and everyone else who poured so much into my life; especially her husband, my Uncle Leroy!

I’ve mentioned him a few times before.

At any rate, one thing’s for sure, I’ll always think fondly of Aunt Nell, and will, no doubt, burst into ugly laughter whenever I do!

In this way, she’s just as much alive today as she was in that Alabama kitchen from 1975.

Trust me, she’s here–between every line.

RIP Aunt Nell.

Love and light LadyG

😘💋💋

 

 

 

Big 5-0 in January 2019

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Lady G

 

Yes! I will be celebrating my 50th voyage around the sun in 2019.

Notice the euphemism for turning 50 years old!

LOL!

No, seriously, I’m good with it…despite coming to the realization that I have already, very likely,  lived more than half my lifetime.

In other words, I have more years behind me than ahead of me.

Ah…but then there’s the case of my Grandmother, Annie Maude, who lived to be 100 years old…maybe I inherited her longevity!

You remember my Grandmother don’t you?

If not, you can meet her here where she shares fashion, beauty and make up tips.

I digress!

Anyway, one of my best friends, Sandra, and I have decided that we are going to celebrate being 50 for the ENTIRE year!  Our goal is to do many of the things that we’ve always wanted to do.

You know, all the things that we had no “time” to do…

All the things we had no courage to do…

All the things we had no money to do…

All the freakin’ THINGS!

Please believe that I will share all of those adventures here on seekthebestblog.

Frankly, I’m strangely encouraged, and at this point, I feel that the sky is the limit!

Chile, I’ve been thinking about taking LadyG to a burlesque stage near you LOL!

Would you come see me if I did?

Can you imagine sassy Lady G on stage in her skivvies talking cold hard trash?

Why not?

Check it out, I’ve cleaned up my diet and adopted a fitness routine that works for me, and to that end, I’ve dropped some pounds.

Back to burlesque…

I’m not afraid to take every square inch of this fine brown frame on stage and have a ball!

Hey! I’m turning 50 and next year I’m going to travel and really live this last portion of my life!

Why the hell NOT? With a spirit guide like George Harrison I can do ANYTHING! LOL!

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Lady of intrigue 🙂

What say you?

What have you always wanted to do?

Love and light to you

Lady G 😘💋💋

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Week 2018 with LadyG

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Hi Guys!

I hate I missed you on Thanksgiving, but I pray that all went well, and you are blessed and content! 💋

Please feel free to drop by comments to let me know how you are doing.  I really do look forward to that.

And so…I thought about it and decided that it was about time I did a good emptying of the old iphone.

I hope you don’t mind 🙂

Hell, it don’t really matter cuz imma do it anyway! LOL!!!

Anywhats, here are some shots from this past week.

Warning…if you are dieting, there is some food porn…but there are also some meal options to get you back on the healthy side of things.

You can thank my dear son for that.

As an aside, I did enjoy a candlelit meal with someone special which consisted of  Dover Sole with Fingerling Potatoes and Haricot Verts…

or…Green beans for us country folk!

LOL!

There was also a glass of Prosecco and dessert involved.

Oooh chile! Let me hush….sorry…no pictures! LOL!

With that…Let’s go!

 

 

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Black Friday!  YAAASSS!  Lady G’s in the building!  I was shopping for ME! LOL!!!
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Blogging in my recliner!  Resting up for the week to come 🙂

Love and light to you all!

Remember to check me out at https://alluringintuitive.com/

Have an awesome week!

LadyG 😘💋💋

LadyG Halloween Shenanigans on Video!

 

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Because I NEVER miss an opportunity to embarrass the living HELL out of my children, I give you LadyG critiquing local Halloween decorations while driving with loud kiddie Halloween music blasting in the background.

Contrary to popular belief, the alluring LadyG can be terribly goofy….as evidenced by this video!

Now…

If you listen carefully you will hear my dear Lady J pleading with me to STOP MOM! STOP!!!

Ah…but I don’t listen and I don’t stop because I can’t STOP!

And, BTW, you can definitely hear my grating informal, downright country Southern accent throughout the whole she-bang!

I save my dulcet tones for company.

LOL!!!

***Warning, there is ONE reflexive expletive near the end of the video when a truck driving nemesis foils my plan to immediately stop to take pictures of one of the houses that had a really great layout—– so I humbly ask for your forgiveness.

Anyway…..here goes!  I hope you enjoy!

NO CHILDREN WERE HARMED DURING THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO!