Thursday, December 29, 2005

Not impressed...the arctic frog...

Yes it is THAT cold in my scraproom! Hat, scarf, gloves, vest top, long sleeved top, jumper and fleece...all topped off by me wrapping my hands round a mug of hot coffee! This is seriously affecting my mojo. How can I be expected to work in these arctic temperatures?! Not a happy bunny! I wanna scrap, and I can't. Not impressed!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

So was it good for you?

Christmas that is! Had a nice day here...Santa(s) surprised me with my much coveted Fuji finepix S9500! Woohaaaaaa! Nan was here for lunch, but we ended up taking her home early as she felt rotten (she has pleurisy) bless her. So instead I spent the evening at my brothers (we normally have Jack's birthday tea at Nans for the evening, but she wasn't up to it), caught up with the Christmas soaps, ate too much, slept like a log!
Had loads of fab pressies and everyone seemed happy with the gifts I gave so all is good. Had a couple of odd ones too...a chicken money box?! (I laffed so hard at that one!). Boxing day, lounged at home, few visitors in and out...good game of dvd trivial pursuit which I won *gloating*...I think I shocked everyone with my apparent store of useless knowledge! Yesterday I did a bit (too much) sales sale was fairly good, finally found a perfect pair of jeans (I am sooo fussy with jeans), undies, a corset (!), some mugs (I am obsessed-have no room in mugs cupboard now at all)...then off to starbucks for a huge gingerbread latte...yummers. Got some new bedding too, all beige and brown and lovely. Then today I have been on a mission to sort some of my scraproom aka the stoooodio out...nearly there! Hope you all enjoyed crimbly time xxxx

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!
Thought I should do a little blogging before I retire to my boudoir! Had a lovely day today: Friends and god daughter came to visit this morning, then this afternoon I went to visit another friend, with some more godchildren of mine. Man they were so hyped! Mols spent 2 hours tracking Santa, then her and Cait squealed when a chap walked past the window dressed as THE MAN himself! 'But how can that be Santa?' said Mols...'He is in Japan now'! Bless her lil cottons!! Anyway I won't keep you reading....hope Santa brings you all you wished for, and then some. Lots of excitement tomorrow eh people? now! My nephew turns 10 today, so we have Christmas in the morning and birthday in the evening! Hope you all have a lovely festive snuggly happy time. I know some of you (me included) will be missing loved ones this year...they are with us though. Love to you all xxxx

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Restoring my faith in humanKIND

ok quick update about my test....after many rows yesterday and starting the morning by throwing up, I did a test and it is negative. Will retest in a week, but not been sick today so it must have been a one off...very bizarre! friend phoned me this morning to make sure I was ok after yesterdays vileness...and I heard the most wonderful thing ever. This friend is my bestestest friend, and mother of one of goddaughters. Bit of background: when her daughter was 9 months old, her partner left them, 2 years ago he landed himself in prison, and it was most deserved. My friend has dealt with so much in her life, so nobody deserves this more than her. She survives on less than £100 a week, to support her and her daughter. Yet she still manages to make christmas special, buy lovely gifts, and take her daughter horseriding will understand the impact of why I am saying all this in a mo...

This morning her doorbell rang...worried it was someone she didn't want to see (she has had a lot of trouble lately)...she reluctantly opened the door, keeping her foot behind it. A chap was on the other side, who she had never seen before. 'Miss Ellis'?....'yes' said my friend....'I have a delivery for you' says this bloke....So my friend says she is not expecting anything, what is going on etc, and this chap says, 'I am just the delivery guy', and puts two big marks and spencers cool bags on her doorstep and goes off to get more. Thinking back to last Christmas, her ex (in prison) had told her about this scheme they have with the salvation army, for single mums where the childs dad is in prison. Basically they deliver a little gift for the child, (like a selection pack). So my friend asks if it could be to do with them, and the guy said it probably was but honestly couldn't say who it had come from etc, but that yes it probably was the salvation army. My friend is stood in floods of tears, with her hand over her mouth...utterly gobsmacked. At which point this guy says...this is why we do it *blub* Friend says she really doesnt deserve it, she was on her own long before her ex went 'down' and she manages...and this guy says 'you manage. but this is to give you the extras...*and looking at her face*, this is what it is all about' *blubbing more* He forgets something else, and goes back to the car to get a box...friend asks him if he wants the cool bags back...nope they are yours to keep.
Well she unpacks these bags on the phone to me...there was:
2 huge cadbury selection packs, a huge homemade christmas cake (she has never had a christmas cake) boxes of chocolates, m&s biscuits, shortbread, oodles of stuff for dort, barbie pencils, colouring books, colouring pencils, 2 christmas puddings, boxes of mince pies, eggs, bacon, butter, salmon, sausages, milk, bottles of non alky drinks, tins of food, jams, boxes of cup a soups, other packets of stuff, bags and bags of stuff.
I stood on the phone in floods of tears, just because nobody deserves this more than my mate. And she is feeling guilty about it because there are others out there who deserve it more than her. Off to make a donation of some sort to the salvation army now...I think it's gonna be a good Christmas :)

Sunday, December 18, 2005

bah bliddy humbug!

Well shizzle ma nizzle...haven't blogged for ages again! Why is life so hectic ALL the time?!
Hokays quick rundown of the week...turned up at the stables the other day, was only meant to be lessons, so nowt mucky. So I turn up wearing a long gypsy skirt (thankfully dark brown-feeling a bit bohoesque this week) and my long boots, only to be told that we have to take a hack out...cue me- in panic mode! So I end up trudging through the forest, the hills, and the fields IN A SKIRT! Mud that rose to my calves, in a skirt. In the cold. Not amused! So I survive through it (just) and take myself down past the stables to hose my boots off to get in the car. Mistake number two. I now discover I have a hole in one of my boots and the water is ice cold! The moral being this, I am buying stable boots, half chaps if it comes to it and wearing my jods (or at least jeans) whether I am riding or not! lol!
Lots of business this week, had lots of visitors in and out, and more to come. Had a big deadline to work on this week and finished it with just an hour or so to spare. Why do I do this to myself? Maybe I work best when I pressure myself? Who knows. J had her dance show in the shopping centre this week too bless her, and she was an absolute trooper dancing with a chest infection! Love that kid!
Finished all the pressies to be made, just awaiting on my photo order, then the rest are all ready to go.
Had to go into town today to get some more pressies sorted, £200 later and am nearly finished. You wouldn't think I have been buying pressies since September would ya?! It was absolute mayhem in town, I hated it! Made worse by the fact I bought a suede jacket in next as a pressie for someone, the girl eventually found the tag, removed it yet I still set the alarms off. So I stand there showing this guy that there are no tags, I have the receipt etc, he was really nice bless him...except that every shop I went in after (Next was only the 2nd shop I went in) the alarms went off...and then they went off again as I left! Crowds of people staring, and I couldn't have cared less! I just wanted to get finished and leave! Then of course I realised I had left all my parcels at home. Mum was meeting me later so got her to pick them up for me and bring thm into town, which she did, I legged it back to the post office with 10 minutes to spare....and they shut the door in my face! *evil* So now I have dropped them off with a friend who is sorting it for me first thing Monday morning....I hate the fact they closed our local post office!
God this is turning into a major rant lol!
So off to tesco next...not too bad...£200 in there too (had to do 3 peoples shopping including my own) to sort my Nan out who is very very ill with pleurosy (sp?) she isn't eating and looks so bony :( Had her to the hosp this week, xrays etc got a friend who is a consultant to check her xrays, nothing sinister going on thank god. Upped her painkillers, but she still can't move for the pain. Off to clean her house tomorrow for her.
Get home eventually at about 9pm laden with bags to realise I have forgotten to pick up my prescription...bum...if I don't take a tablet before 11am tomorrow my blood pressure will plummet and I will be ill. Good mate of mine that she is, Chris is picking it up for me on her way to visit in the morning! Then I am having my hair done, it will be so nice to something for me!
ESSAY! So if you aren't asleep yet...after reading about my minor dramas and foul moodage...tomorrow (if I am feeling brave enough) brings the next matter...a pregnancy test...
Night night blogettes xxxx

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bad blogger!

Life has so totally got in the way of my blogging!
Sooo update...the mexican food was to die for, great evening.
Done some more Christmas shopping, still way behind though and loads more cards to make!
Got birthday pressies sorted at last after huge probs with the company I was ordering from, still we are all only human and it was quite amusing...will tell all after the relevant birthdays as I know they read my blog!
Got lunch tin albums made, need to get prints ordered so I can stick all the photos in. Got other pressies (that I can't divulge on here cos they all read my blog!) sorted and finished and ready to post on Saturday hopefully! Really really chuffed with them, and I hope the recipients like them just as much as I do! ;)
Must get a move on with this commish album too *sigh* so much to do so little time, and I woke up this morning with a full blown cold, horrid cough and tonsilitis, so to be honest I really can't be arsed to do any of it...must plod on though!
Seriously need to do some scrapping...I think I am so behind with doing any because of my busted printer. MUST get an engineer out to fix it...problem is canon uk site is down and I can't find who I need to contact on the europe page...bugger it all!
J has a dance show tonight too in the local shopping centre for late night shopping, she has to do next thursday too.
Had our second photo shoot last night. Simba and I went to get some more gorgeous shots done together. He was a total superstar, so proud of him! We had a different photographer last night, and I like this mans style. He took some more 'fun' shots, as opposed to the typical portraits. There is one great one of me and my boy together, and one of him sat on my head! Can't wait for them to arrive, and am soooo poor now!
Was up at 6.30am yesterday and still needed more hours to the day. Lots of visitors. Mart and I spent a few quality hours together, and I feel like I have fallen in love with him all over again after our recent traumas.
Hope you are all enjoying the season of stress, speeding about, and too many people around!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Snowy days and Mondays...

I know it is Tuesday now but this pic was taken last night during our big flurry of snow! The snow is still here, and although freezing cold here, the sun is out so the snow will probably be gone soon.
Waiting to hear back from the stables...apparently the barrow field and track we use for hacking is frozen over, so we need to see if they can let us use the arena today! All good fun!
Off for Mexican at a friends tonight...Barry is cooking me veggie style fajitas with sour cream and salsa...should be good as he is a trained chef ;)
Like Anna, I am now on the lookout for some decent fingerless glubs! It is sooo cold in my scrap/workroom, my hands are going to fall off. So fingerless gloves are the way to go I think...should be able to work still whilst wearing them!
I have been commissioned to do another 12x12 album...and on top of that I have to do some serious work on the photos...should be somewhat interesting...and challenging! I don't mind doing it at all, just have a lot on at the mo...yet all I seem to be actually achieving is reading the dark side! ;)
Had a great niece had another birthday (I swear kids have more than one birthday a year!) and my God daughter Kara turned three as well. We had Kara's party at ballyhoo, big indoor play thingamy, had great fun. The kids had a fantastic time, and so did the grown ups! Jasmine decided to open her party bag when we got her home...and wanted to open her bubbles...she made such a mess that I took her outside to do the dark, sat on the swinging some great snaps of her though so watch out for those!
Keep warm and snug everyone xox

Saturday, November 26, 2005

TFI Friday

ok, I know, I am so gonna make the effort to update more regularly!

Had a gorgeous day today with Mart. We had a bit of a heart to heart, and he has admitted that he is finding it really difficult to adjust to life now he is out. Of course I already knew this but it was nice to hear him admit it. He also told me just how much he had missed me while he was inside...he tries not to say things like that too often!
One of the many things I love about this man is his total faith in me. He was looking through some of my scrapping mags earlier, and we were talking about my scrapping. The comments he gives me are amazing, and he thinks that my scrapbooking is amazing. He has way more faith in me than I have ever had in myself about anything. :)

Not been too bad a week, the usual stuff, stables (man it was FREEZING), shopping with Amy, oh and I won the cd comp on the lounge forum, that was nice :)

Not gonna bother going into the dealings with uks...suffice to say that everyone is getting on with things now, and I totally support these girls (the banned 8! hey we should have a concert for them), and am shocked by the behaviour of some people.

Will update again soon, have loads of deadlines, and my mojo aint boinging. Maybe I should do some random throwing of things on card, stick them down straight away and see if that helps...usually does!

Lubs ya'all

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Girly things

I decided to take a photo of my pocket! Don't know why, but I love it! This is from one of my fave tops, and I simply adore the pink embroidery on the brown fabric...yum! Total girly pinky chicness. It got me to thinking about other small details that we see constantly, yet never actually focus on. I have decided I need to go around the house/my day to day routine and photograph all of those little things. My favourite coffee mug, my huge pink dressing gown that I love to snuggle in, my beautiful new(ish) suedette bedding, and the fleeces covering my bed (dya get the impression I am cold today?! lol). All of these little details make up the bigger picture of my life, yet are so overlooked...I am going to make it my mission to document them for years to come when I will no doubt have forgotten them.

On a completely different note, I got bought choccies this week and chocs in one week.....both from two different men...neither of them my boyfriend!!!! Life is good!! ROFL!!!!

Off out in a while, I have tickets to see a fantastic show at a local theatre... off to see these guys They are truly amazing...and of course Jasmine will be performing...basically it is a street dance school, I went and watched them working last week...they are very very good! I believe they are doing 'car wash'...should be fun! Going to drop J off for rehearsals at 5, then off to tgi's for a few drinkies!

Anna, will let you know about the canvases, it is going well, only snag is I need to get photos printed! Got so much scrappy stuff going on at the mo! Have managed to do 4 cj's this week!

ttfn -x-

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Can't believe I forgot to add this for you all to drool over!
Robbie Williams....IN THE BUFF! ENJOY! :)

Got flowers?

Not the prima type (although I do have those too!) but some gorgeous roses. The sad thing is I got ever so excited about how I could alter the container afterwards! LOL!

Busy week again so far...loads of work to catch up on too!

Monday...I had Molly and Caitlin...Chris phoned to ask if I would mind having baby Willow too (11 weeks) first time she had ever been left! She was absolutely wonderful bless her, and I managed some good snaps of her, but man oh man I want the fuji s9500!

Yesterday (Tuesday) I spent trying to play catch up, still got loads to do!

Ok...slight rewind...last Friday I went to the NEC for the big craft show with Hils from UKS. Marvellous day! Loads of fab products, but SHOCKINGLY I bought no ribbon, and hardly any patterned paper!!!! Still have loads of lishy things to play with though and managed to spend more money than I can afford. Next project..........scrapping on canvas! Had a nice chat with Kate who owns scrapcanvas, have to say her new kits are stunnerama! Met up with loads of fab people...Tim Holtz, very talented, very sweet guy but I still don't get all the hype about him...don't all flame me at once! Saw Orlando and the other fairies, so had a chat with them, they were so busy and Orlando was looking rather frazzled! While choosing some paper a lovely lady came and spoke to me about the dcwv paper stacks, she then realised I was a uks'er, and introduced herself, it was Jo Lucy from uks, she is so lovely! Met Jane Dean and Cheryl, complete with chariots!!!! There was a definite scrapbooking presence there, but nowhere near as much as there should be! I was totally inspired by so many things though, I came home, and started painting on my canvas to prep it ready for paper and pretty things!

Off to the stables in a bit (presuming I have the right day!)...ttfn! -x-

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Lunch tins

Just a quick post about lunch tins for Shirl. This one is from Asda, they reduced them by loads. I have covered them and decorated, and am just finishing off an album to go inside for friends' gifts for Christmas. There are scrapbooking manufacturers producing these now, provocraft and basic grey do, but they are dearer, and the only real bonus to the plain tins is that they don't have pictures on them! The BG ones are mucvh dearer but they do come with inserts. I have done another tin as a scrap planner for me, there is room for swatches, sketches etc all divided.
Anyhoodle...hope the pic is ok!
Ahh...managed to chop the handle off the pic but you get the idea I hope! Should be back to blog properly this eve...bit manic here today!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Wednesday wobblings

Ok ok ok I know I have been really bad and not updated for a week or so. Well to be honest I just couldn't face it but now I CAN! So the was horrendous, having to face so many people I haven't spoken to in ages, but that part was fine. Twat man was there, and had the nerve to speak to my Mum who was stood next to me, while I was stood watching the coffin being lowered into the ground, with the deceased mans daughter in my arms, and totally blanked me!! How rude, after all he has done! I think my mum muttered a hello, but followed it with 'I'll poke your f**king eyes out' (quietly of course this is MY Mum after all!).
I managed to keep distanced from him after that thank God. So the other thing that bothered me...a male friend was there (also a son of the deceased) we used to be really close, and were together at one point, it was one of those relationships where we managed to stay close after being together, not often that happens. Sadly he has a very jealous lady friend (I can't say girlfriend as she is waaaay older than him!) so I couldn't even talk to him properly.
Anyway it is over and done with and I survived, a huge thank you to Ali for my card, your words made me feel so much better lovey!

The project of the day today is lunch tins. I am trying to get some albums made as pressies for friends for is scarily close now! It is going well so far, but really must get my printer sorted out so I can do the photos! May put this batch onto cd and take them into the printers to be done. Loving how the tins look all problem is managing to give them away! ;)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


...and not nice ones either. I am dreading the funeral tomorrow. Totally dreading it. Essentially, I am going to be placed amongst hoards of people I haven't spoken to for a long time. One in particular that is causing me the most stress (even typing it out is giving me the jitters). I am really hoping for some reason he isn't there, but I know he will be. Without going into details on a public blog, this man caused me immense pain in more ways than one, then walked away leaving me to pick up the pieces. 8 years on, and the pieces are still scattered all over my life, I battle with it every single day, and I bet it never even enters his head.
Still, must soldier on, just need to get tomorrow over and done with, and then try and pick those pieces up yet again.
Sooo me and my biddy had a multi coloured drinking sesh tonight, that helped!
Hope all my blogettes had a good prepared for possible ranting tomorrow night!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Happy halloween!

To those who celebrate, or at least take part in some way, a very happy halloween to you all, to those that don't then happy Monday!
I have to say, I don't normally 'do' Halloween, but this year we pre arranged that my God Daughter and two of her friends would come and trick or treat me! So I carved the pumpkins I got from the pumpkin farm, and popped one on the doorstep along with some balloons. Our first caller was at 6.15 we had run out of sweets! So Sean and I ran up to the shop and bought another £15 worth! They nearly all went too. Tonight has been a real pleasure, all of the kids were polite, and friendly, there was no nastiness at all, and most said they only came to the doors that had some kind of decoration outside so they would be welcome, that, I think is lovely. There is so much that I dislike about Halloween, and this year has been a refreshing change, I have totally enjoyed it! All of the children had made an effort, there were ghosts, ghouls, princesses, witches, and un-named black bag clad creatures! One little girl really tugged the old heart strings, she was on her own (well she had Mum with her) and very quietly knocked the door, spoke in the softest voice, so I gave her extra sweeties, and she was sooooo thankful! What a little treasure she was, she then skipped up the drive to her Mum, leaving me with a 'Happy Halloween'! Bless her! There have been no late night callers either which I am so pleased about! Loads of the houses have been decorated in our road, and they look amazing! So many happy children bustling about, we must have had at least 50 here tonight, if not more. All in all a great success!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Thursday already?!

Phew what a busy two days! Was too tired to update last night!
Well me and mah man had our renunion yesterday, god I missed him so much, and managed not to cry when I saw him!!!! It was weird after 6 months of not seeing eachother but so totally wonderful.

Ok for those who wanted to know the details: basically he insured his car (mitsubushi evolution mega expensive insurance) he got a good quote, so took the insurance with them. When the form came back to him, he rang to check as the form didn't say 'evolution' on it, but the guy he spoke to said yeah it's on record we know it is the evo. So he then got a demand later on for another £900. Mart said he wasn't paying it, because he was given a quote and that is what he had paid (fair enough) so they took mart to small claims court. He had to fill forms in for the court hearing, now at this point it may be wise to tell those who don't know that Mart has terrible memory problems. They started after a bad crash which killed his best friend and left him in a coma for 3 months. He had started getting a lot better, then about 2 years ago someone hit his van and he was knocked out cos he hit his head on the window, from then his memory got worse, he gets rather confused, and I have seen for myself how much worse it became after the second crash. So he filled the forms in, and they asked if he owned any property, technically he doesn't, but after his Mum died, and his Dad remarried, the family home had been put into Marts name so if anything happened in his Dads new marriage, it would be safe. They also asked what vehicles he owned, and he said about his car, but not his van fleet, as this is in his Dads name for the business they both run. They did some digging, and because Mart had signed once for the tax forms on the vans, they declared him as lying. So basically two (kind of but not realised and not deliberate) lies, and he was sent to prison for a year for perjury. How much does that suck?! On top of that the claim for the car insurance, well insurance co lied so he had to pay the £900 plus costs. What a bunch of wankers.
Anyway it is all over now, I am furious that for something so small he gets a year, yet there are rapists, violent people etc who get a warning, or a really short sentence, where is the justice in that?
So pleased to have him home at last.

Other news, yesterday we went to the pumpkin patch in Over. Totally fab day, absolutely magical. Will add a pic. I could waffle forever about it but I will save your eyes! Suffice to say I will be going again. They do something for Christmas too, so will have to go for that!

Today, another busy day, did domesticness this morning, made 4 casseroles, mucked animals out, went swimming this afternoon, then a few drinkies and dinner with a mate.

Tomorrow off to stables, followed by more hecticness! I love half term! Next week will seem so calm and quiet!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Oh yes and by the way my boots arrived this morning and are totally LISH!!!! I think we may need to be seperated by surgical means!!!!

Life is a rollercoaster...

just gotta ride it??
Hell yuh! Wow whadda day! Prepare for random jibbering, blathering and other 'ings'!
Well, where to start? This morning was particularly uneventful, mate came over to pick me up and went for lunch and yet more conversing with police (they must think I get everywhere!). Then came the major incident for the day...MY MAN IS HOME!!!! Jesus I am so happy, I keep getting all teary. Love him, I knew nothing about this, he wanted to surprise me, *wub wub wub*...problem was I was on my way to the stables!!!! Love him, he got out yesterday, and has been at work since 4am today, I have spoken to him a lot today, but we haven't had the emotional reunion yet! God I am gonna be a wreck! Stupidly had I not been at the stables it all could have been over with now, but I guess all good things come to those who wait. Was hoping he was gonna be here for the night, but at 7.30 he needed sleep...not much chance of that if he stayed here tonight!!!! I am so damn happy! *insert manic grin* But I swear that man never stops working...we will have to change that! Basically he was a driver down, so stepped in, hell they have coped without him for 6 months, a few more days aint gonna hurt love!!!!
So roll on the emotional reunion, lubs ya all xxxx

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tell me why...

I don't like Mondaaaaays...tell me get the picture right?
Well I am now feeling suitably guilty about last nights blog, even though it is all true. Phone went at just after 2am to say friends Dad died at 2am. So yes I do feel guilty, but on the other hand we all know the story of the little boy who cried wolf. I think this applies here. So as much as I feel bad about what I said, I don't take it back, as a rule I don't generally say things unless I mean them. So now to await the funeral...could be interesting...his wife wants me in the front car *insert shocked emote* So today has been filled with phonecalls, and I mean filled, as soon as the phone has been hung up it rings again. My life is so filled with doom and gloom right now I fear I don't have enough shoulders for everyone. I need to be there for everyone who needs me right now, not just over this death but everything else that has been going on. Never mind my own personal woes!
Shit I sound like a right grumpy cow...well I AM! LOL! Not really, just merrily bobbing along just now! I shut myself away in my bedroom today, and tidied like a frenzied flylady gone wrong, then decided to paint my wardrobe doors, except that before I knew it-it was 5pm and needed to be getting tea on the I have one dark wooden door and one cream one!
So tomorrow I am up at the stables all day...Wednesday I need to be whipping up a culinary delight, and Thursday I should be at Nans getting some bolts fitted and other jobs she needs doing...and then it is Friday and possibly stables again, not sure yet, so errr when do I get my wardrobe finished?! Sod it who cares!
C'mon boots, mama needs you!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Sunday sunday baaadabaaadaaadaaadaaa....

Nope wrong day! Well wrong day for the song!
Spent most of today faffing! Sorting out cd's from the attic, t'internetting, and, well, faffing!
Was NOT impressed at the phone ringing before 7am this morning! That's no way to start a Sunday morning! Apparently my friends Dad had a heart attack and is expected to die within 24-36 hours. Hmmm, not sure I believe it though. To those who don't know the situation that will sound very heartless...well I guess in a way it is. Thing is, in January they told us he only had 3 days to live...we are in October now! These people are known for being compulsive liars mind you. Yes I do feel for them, but I don't really know what they are expecting us to do. I will of course be there for my friend as the time comes, which it will, and her brother who is also a very good friend of mine, but me rushing over to wilts at that time in the morning serves no purpose at all. Especially when one of the children was in London for the weekend and not coming home early...she knows it may be well exaggerated too...I think.
Have been a bit crafty this evening...working on my cd for Beth's competition, that caused some frustration I can tell you!!!! But it will serve a double purpose...and that is all I am saying on the matter! LOL! For your visual pleasure (or not) todays pic is going to be of my tag cj entry for Tracy's book, 'favourite time of the year'. Loved doing this one...

Sunday, October 23, 2005

on the 22nd day of blogdom...

Geeeez my life is sooooo dull and dreary sometimes!
Ok...see those boots down there....yep those gorgylish brown flowery boots of heavenlyness? THEY ARE MINE!!!!!!!! Mwahahahaha! Last night I thought sod it and ordered in a few days they will be in my grubby mits and on my feet quicker than you can say boo to a goose!
Been shopping today, spent a fortune in smiths and am skint already, only got paid yesterday, that's not good! But I now have the fabulous bookazine featuring Jen, Kirsty and others, flicked through it quickly, lookin good gals!
Finished a layout last night and have to say I am rather pleased with it, not sure why I like it, I just do...that is quite unusual for me, I normally think they are 'ok' but am rather proud of this one. Yet more of my scrawl too. I faffed about putting things on, taking things off, and then stuck it down and walla! Having no printer is KILLING me though! Have finished two cj's this week and sent them on their merry way, a couple of crimbly card designs done too.
Gonna decorate the spare room this week, and then start scrapping a bit more, can't wait to have the house to myself in the days again (yes Sean is still off work grrrrrrr) I get so much done when there is nobody else here!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I feel sick

Horrid to the pit of my stomach sick. And I'm not ill.
Spent the day with my closest friend today. Heard some very shocking news, poor lass had her home barged into by someone she knows, who then proceeded to beat the crap out of her. All while my friends 5 year old daughter slept. My friend did not defend herself either...why? Because the woman that did this was pregnant, AND this womans daughter was in the room watching it all. Sick huh? The thing is that my friend did NONE of the things she was being accused of, and still got a beating for it. She will not press charges either. And to top it all off, this woman is getting a male family member to phone my friend and leave her threats by answer machine. They have sat outside her house for hours. Why are people like this? It really saddens me...big time.
On a lighter note we had a lovely afternoon, even though it poured and poured with rain, resulting in two rainbows at the same time, wish I'd had my camera with where are the batteries for it again?!
Still lusting after my boots, may just treat myself!
Here's hoping for a happier blog tomorrow....and a fandabbydozy eppy of lost tonight!
Be good munchkins!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Am cross posting this from the forums, as I want as many people to see it as poss!
My Nan has been very nastily robbed today. A family friend went to visit her earlier, as normal, went into Nans kitchen to make a coffee as she always does, my Nan went back into the kitchen to get something, (they had been sitting in the dining room adjoining the kitchen) to see an arm retreating from her back door complete with Gills handbag. My Nan shouted out to Gill, the bloke legged it, got confused, smashed through the back door going to the back garden, got through it, hotfooted it through Nans back garden, jumped the fence and climbed across the garages at the back of the garden. While he was climbing up he dropped Gills mobile, everything else is lost now. She was having a VERY large sum of money transferred into her bank today too so have informed them. In her bag was everything, car docs, mot docs, a fair bit of cash, all her cards, photos, and her daughters house keys. Thankfully her own house and car keys were with her in the dining room so she could drive home and get all her details to phone the bank. My Nan is 78 years old, scared shitless, and on her own. She doesn't want anyone to stay with her but I know she is scared :( She nearly always keeps all the doors locked whether she is in the house or not. This one time it was unlocked some bastard has invaded her home. So girls whether you are there or not keep your doors locked please. Off to sit with her tomorrow.In relation to this, Nan never got a good look at him, apart from the fact he was white, that was all she could tell the police, but a friend of hers that lives in the same close, had just collected her pension this afty, and was walking back, and at the bottom of the close was a "very shifty looking" bloke, and she was too scared to pass him. She saw a man she knew and called over to him and he walked her back. Turns out the same bloke was hanging around in the same spot when Gill arrived, so it appears he followed her :( If you take nothing else from this post, just remember people will take advantage, this was broad daylight while he knew people were in the house. Go and lock the doors please xxxx

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Do you ever spend what seems like forever mulling something over? Well the last few days have been like that for feels like weeks though. Every little thing that could possibly be analysed, I have pondered...and not just the big things either, the little everyday things, I am sure it is bad for me!
I seem to get like this every now and then, and much as I ponder things, nothing ever seems to change that much, I guess I have thrown myself into redoing my stooodio as a way to escape all of this thinking. It doesn't help that I am really, hugely missing Mart at the mo, big time missing him, counting down the weeks, days, hours til I can finally see him again :( I never thought one person could have such an impact. Life sucks at times. Come home babe.
Been trying to come up with designs for this years Christmas cards, made a few samples up, determined to get more made this year than I did last year! Got a few nice ones, but nothing with the wow factor I strive for! I did manage to get all the charity cards finished for Hils though! Hurrah!
I was really saddened by Anna's blog tonight. To hear that a 5 year old is being bullied, poor Izzy, children can be so cruel. I left a comment for Anna, saying that it is always these children that tend to be more empathetic towards others, and it is true. Izzy will grow to be a lovely caring young woman, of that I am sure.
I think I need a new project to sink my teeth into, not sure what's all this pondering you see..I told you it wasn't good! I need something to challenge me, be it creatively or academically, who knows, and I can't find that thing that I need to be doing!
Still, while I wait for inspiration to strike on that front I think I will go out tomorrow and buy myself some new boots...I am sure that will help things ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Queen of whitewash...

Nowt exciting today, yet more whitewashing of stooodio! Considering whitewashing the door now too...and my baskets...and anything else too!
I have significantly recovered from my little scare last night...I plugged in the poot and KAPOW! Lil explosion, big orange flash, and pretty orange sparks landing on the carpet! Oopsie! I think plasterer managed to get water in the extension lead! One plug pin appeared to be wet, not good. Thankfully poot is ok!
Really enjoyed 'lost' tonight. That programme just gets better and better. Sat in floods of tears when Charlie 'died' then shat me pants when he was revived! Can't wait til next week for the next eppy!
So back to the boring humdrum that is my life today...missing Mart something chronic, and need to keep busy, got plenty to do though so it shouldn't be too hard, I just need to be able to not 'think' :(

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

What a long day...

Blurk! Was up at ridiculous o'clock again this morning after another insomniacalish night. Still I think the work blokie is finished now, THANK GOD! Now on to the task of sorting rooms out and then decorating....that being the only part I don't mind doing! I am thinking a nice beige and cream...mmmmm!
So, riding day today, took J out across the fields on Suzie after a manic start when we got to the stables to find it deserted (apart from Gill and Jessie!) this wouldn't have been a prob apart from the fact that David had locked the office, which is where the hats are kept! Made it out eventually, and had another fab trek on Leckie hill, God I love it up there, all your worries and troubles melt into oblivion. Bliss.
Didn't see Max, but had long lovely cuddles with Henley...pic is a-comin! He is so sweet bless him!
Had a few drinky poos with Amy tonight, and I think we put the world to rights, after a huge natter the only subject we really covered was men, so it seems they cause most of the problems in the world...well you all knew that already right?! ;) She is however still fag free after 2 weeks and 2 days! How the hell does she do it?! I am proud of ya babe :)
Simba is still getting better, he melted my heart today with 'come on babe' and 'alright gorgeous' whadda man eh?!
So off to the land of sandman, ready for more whitewashing tomorrow!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Aren't I doing well?!

Crappy day today but nowt unusual there! Plastering has been done and this room looks like a shit tip! He should have been here at 8am, so I was up mega early and he didn't turn up til 9.30 grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Neil Forbes (Simba's vet) rang me today and was most pleased that he has got his whistle back! The meds he is on are fine and Neil said give him 3 days and he should be back to 100%! Fabbo!

I decided today that I am really fed up with my scrap room aka the stoooodio. I don't think I have ever been that happy with it, I guess that is what comes from trying to do it on such a tight budget. So I have moved things about and added another shelf unit in the hopes it will look less cluttered. So to combat the shelves making the room look too small I am white washing them, I don't care if it is unfashionable, I like white wash! Have just sorted some more stuff, and the rest can wait til Wednesday as tomorrow is riding day :) On that note, I am going to add a pic of the ever beautiful Max, one of my many loves! He is the softest, dopiest beast ever! It will be interesting to see how Amy has done tomorrow, she had been fag free for 12 days when I saw her on Friday, so proud of her :D

Bout time I updated!

What a hectic few days!
Ok soooo...Friday, Amy bless her lil cottons came round to see how Simba was doing, rang the vets and Neil rang me back later. He wanted Simba in that afternoon for an endoscopy. So Amy being the absolute trooper that she is managed to find someone to have J (bear in mind there was nobody about yet she still managed it!), picked us up and off we went on our long journey! Neil was worried that Simba may have aspergillosis, a nasty fungal infection that attacks the voice box, then travels to the windpipe, eventually closing it off and suffocating the bird. Neil gave Simba a general anaesthetic, and did his endoscopy, swabs and whatever other tests, and discvoered it isn't aspergillosis (thank god) but he does have an infection and swelling in his windpipe, which is why he couldn't whistle properly. So a shot of antibiotics, a shot of pain relief and anti inflammatories and Simba was allowed home complete with a new graze and bump on his face! Home medicating is not going well! I have holes in my hands that are so sore, but I don't care, as long as Simba is getting better, which he certainly seems to be, his whistle is getting better and better. He has to have steam therapy, which he is fine with. He is eating well and still flying, all good signs. Had to phone the vets this morning to get the swab results back, there was no growth on the culture platelets, so I have to carry on medicating until they recheck the platelets tomorrow, and if needs be I have to go back to the vets to get different meds. I think Simba is responding to these but we shall see.
Spent a large part of last night frantically scrapping for uks scrap wars cybercrop, in fact I finally managed to fall into bed sometime around 3am! Still I got a nice amount of points, so I did my bit for the Jedi's! Heck I even have some nice layouts too!
Got Nan here for dinner today, bless her, it is her wedding anniversary today, the first without my Grandad :( so we have been up to the cemetary too. God I miss him so much. Can't believe it's nearly a year since he died.
Supposed to be sorting out the spare room today, have to get it finished tonight, as the plasterer is in tomorrow! Best get a move on *sigh* alas I do have to be at the uks scrap wars winners party tonight at 8 *grins*
Be good everyone, ttfn!

Friday, October 07, 2005

I know I know!

Yes I know, I was never going to blog and yet here I am just hours after my first post rambling again. Simba is really concerning me, I have tried and tried to get him to whistle but he just can't. He is still talking (very quietly) and eating, which is a good sign. So I am going to phone Neil and the team at the avian vets tomorrow morning to see what they say. My rock of a buddy Amy has displayed her true friendship yet again, comforting words cos she KNOWS how I am feeling right now, and will take us over to the vets tomorrow if they want Simba in. Bear in mind we have to go all the way to Swindon, what a star she is, ready and willing to drop everything for me and my boy. Too many people are of the attitude that he is 'just a bird', not to me, and not to Amy, she understands when nobody else does. So off to my bed for a night of worrying and not sleeping, nighty night xxxx

Oh well here goes...

Ok so I vowed never to do it yet here I am! I have never been much of a diary keeper, apart from the odd few times as a teenager. So why am I blogging? Blowed if I know! Maybe I just need somewhere to let off a little steam. Who knows!
Mad day today, Sean now has cellulitis, very advanced, in his foot after trapping it under a forklift. It was getting so much better then bam, swelling again etc. Docs said this afternoon that if the (1000mg!!) of antibiotics (times 2) don't work within two days then straight to the hospital, and if it doesn't go he could well lose his foot as it is so advanced. I am sure it will be fine (fingers crossed eh!).
Simba has been odd today, he seems to have lost his whistle! It sounds really strange, he was a little quiet last night when talking, but now when he tries to whistle he sounds almost like he has a croaky voice! Bizarre. He is eating and flying (that's the other thing-he flew into the window today, not like him) but I can't take him all the way to the vets and say he has lost his voice! Will keep a close eye on him.
Good news on the creativity front, sort of! I have made nearly 25 cards today for Christmas...not for my own cards, but for requested ones for charity sales. I like doing good, selfless deeds for those less fortunate than myself. Though if you could see the scowl on my mug most days you would think I had nothing to be thankful for!
Anyhoodle, I didn't expect my very first entry to be so darn long!
Happy scrappin!