Monday, 31 December 2007

scarf at last

yay i finished it! and managed to cast off!. next step, crochet, although my efforts so far havent been very successful.


so we popped to my sisters this evening and she had to rush out and take her water dragon to the vet...we got a call half an hour later to say one of their bearded dragons was egg laying! summer has laid 24 eggs, but flower , the water dragon, appears to have a calcium deficiency and is fitting. they've gone back to the vet now so we'll find out soon, although the outlook for Flower isnt good.

Sunday, 30 December 2007

show and tell

here are two of the things i got for christmas, apologies for the poor lighting, it always seems to be dark here!!

today i braved the sales and only came away with this fab pink sparkly beret and a little jar of instant toffee mochaccino coffee...

...and fell in love with these shoes

and these...

but which to buy!!??

Thursday, 27 December 2007


was everyone good? did father christmas bring lovely goodies to help celebrate the birth of baby jesus?? i got some fab pressies, including a gorgeous solid silver charm bracelet, a hello kitty ceramic money box and the book to follow on from 'wicked'.
went out christmas eve and saw loads of people i haven't seen for ages.
christmas day was a busy one, what with being at my dad's for 9am, my mum's for 1130am (with alcoholic nan) and then bed by 2pm for work; so good one all round. apart from going to work christmas night. last night tonight though, then off til jan 4 . yay!

Sunday, 23 December 2007

2 more sleeps

ive been a bad blogger. yes i have. its been 10 whole days and i cant think of anything of interest to write about. i feel like ive been working constantly. i finished nights yesterday morning, and i start 3 more christmas night. bummer. i have a cold, which is perfect timing for festivities.

i have recently picked up knitting needles and am now almost a foot into a thick grey scarf for marcus.
this is the new qtea kit, how cute is this!! ive already put my preorder in. love love love it.

Friday, 14 December 2007

couple of things...

..on the go at the moment. first, ive finally started Zeus's album. i painted the album cover with pearlescent acrylic paint. its very pretty.

the second thing is my disney paris album, using love, elsie paper.

both have taken a while to get started but with any luck, im on a roll now!

Thursday, 13 December 2007


i found out yesterday that one of my favourite authors, terry pratchett, has alzheimers. he's famous for writing the Discworld book series and has had the Hogfather turned into a one off shown on sky at christmas last year.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007


america's ice storms and some pictures. scary. makes my morning job of defrosting the car trivial (i might add that the fact it refrosts as im driving is slightly scary).

on a cheerful note, we got our first christmas card from my old uni mate Sade today. yay!!

found this shop on etsy..these notecards are so cool they should be framed!

if you like fabric, check out equilter. thousands of cool fabrics. i esp like this and this. but what to make with it!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

takeaway christmas pizza

work last night was very busy! as it was our christmas meal and some of us had to work, we had money for takeaway. man we were all looking forward to it!! pizza and chinese..yum. i had to go collect it from the main entrance, a floor up, so ran with pizza money to find mr chinese there too. cue comedy sketch about change which lasted 5 mnutes. then i had to run back down to get money for mr chinese and back up a floor, keeping in mind he was parked in an ambulance parking bay and could be fined. so finally, all food was together.
i had to put it in the coffee room cause one of the patients was awake and it wasnt fair on her (what about us!!), so just as we were about to traipse in one by one, we had a referral from another hospital. *sigh* the team rushed out, leaving cold takeaway, only to get there and find out the child wasnt technically and ITU patient. there then ensued a not very funny sketch involving stressed ward staff, the bed coordinator and us, who didnt want to fill a £1000 a day bed if the child wasnt needing it.
finally food time...oh no! an internal referral!! from the ward already mentioned!! by the time we managed to eat it was VERY cold! ick.

Monday, 10 December 2007

the nativity

this is my nativity, with batman keeping a watchful eye. i also dont think there were giant bananas in the Christmas story but unfortunately there wasnt anywhere else for it to go!

love this car...the new suzuki splash, which is out next year. looks pretty fun but £8000 is a bit steep for me.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

merry almost christmas!

yesterday we did decorations!! yay! now we only have a tiny house, so we only have a tiny tree, but i love it. we have so many individual decorations that i think it looks like a traditional tree :) see lovely marcus adding the star!

i also got my nativity jesus is being watched by batman. ace. no illegal activity going on here. (i have repeatedly tried to u/l the photo but its not use.

have had a fairly quite, if wet and windy, weekend here. we bought a logic3 ipod docking station yesterday which is brill. finally some music! my bampop papers turned up, then to my sisters for chinese and cheesy film. today was food shopping, paper reading and tacos for tea yum. the weekend has gone too quickly. back on to nights tomorrow :(

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

for you

leigh-ann at freckled nest will be making personalised Christmas ornaments, taking orders for a week from wednesday only. she'll also be releasing more little travellers for adoption. check it out tomorrow.
*photo from leigh-ann's blog*

later i might try my hand at painting. i bought a cheap canvas, brushes and pearlescent paints from lidl yesterday and want to try a picture of a russian doll (my new mini obsession). i also need to feed fat cat (my mum's cat Maddie) as my mum is in St Ives and visit my sister Tasha who has picked up the dreaded sickness from my nephew Charlie.

later: just been to see tasha. poor girly is not good. we were watching Family Guy and she kept having to jump up, displacing roxie (the kitten) who had only just settled

and finally, some christmas-ness. marcus put our german decoration together

Monday, 3 December 2007

good tunes

so ive finally listened to the whole streetlight manifesto album and boy is it good! the above is a video for one of their songs, 'we will fall together'. so good.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

love this

check this site out..dolly dagger. 5os style coolness

just got back from a family trip to Bath.
  • what an afternoon! to start, my nephew was ill with a sickness bug but was adamant he was coming, so, half asleep, he was dressed and packed into the car with a bowl.
  • on the way to Bath, my stepsister lucy felt ill and we had to pull over on the motorway.
  • we got to Bath and it started to rain and blow a gale. we had gone to see the Christmas market but seeing as the weather was awful, it really wasnt much fun, so we headed to the indoor market, where my other stepsister's (bryony) boyfriend proceeded to shout to her across the market. a nearby couple were none to subtle with their staring and disbelief, so i turned and said 'if you dont like it, dont watch' with non serious tone. yikes, where did feisty me come from!! the couple were gobsmacked and started 'tch'-ing. oops.
  • after being soaked and blown around, we headed for a coffee shop, where my nephew started to feel ill again. he got rushed to the toilet and i struggled up some stairs with his pushchairs. meanwhile next to me, an older guy just watched. so as i walked past, under my breath i said 'people are so polite nowadays' and sat down. his wife joined him and sat down and proceeded to stare daggers at me, so i waved! (more yikes). she didnt like it at all and yelled at me 'you stupid cow, we didnt see you'. charming. Bry didnt like this and told her to wind her neck in, being so rude!!
  • THEN charlie (nephew) sicked up his toast into bry's hand! eugh.
but it was a fun afternoon!!