Sunday, 30 November 2008
On Friday I had a really bad day at work with someone moaning at me all day.... everything I did was wrong..... the funny thing was I was in charge that day, that's how soft I'am!!! I had a moment where I thought I'm just going to sit down & cry but I managed to pull myself together.
Yesterday was my friends birthday & as I mentioned we were going to Bristol to TGI's, her favourite restaurant, I booked the tickets for the train last Sunday only to get an email back confirming we would be doing most of the journey by bus!!! I didn't want to travel by bus that why I booked the train. I emailed my friend who was also not happy about this so I tried to get a refund.... something I'm still trying to sort. As it was her birthday I decide to just get on with it & make the most of the day. Her mum agreed to drive, although she really didn't want to. My friend can drive but she wanted to have a drink. Anyway I've spent all week sorting out the tickets, trying to order her birthday presents from amazon.... every year 3 of us buy a present together so I had to send several email to sort this.
I was happy we were going to John Lewis because as you know I was planning on getting the sewing machine.... this will be my Christmas present from my parents.... please note another present I had to sort. Anyway the day came & I was collected, I had my camera with me to share the day with you, I felt like a real blogger!! We set off but they were not happy as they'd had some family problems in the morning. My friend had to drive so this meant she couldn't drink anyway. We arrived at TGI's to discover it was packed, 2nd thing to go wrong. We only had to wait 1/2 hour for a table so not bad. Her mum waited in the car as she had decided she didn't want to eat. I ordered something different off the menu & I didn't like it... it tasted like sick!!! (sorry!!) We stayed for an hour then popped to John Lewis.... please let this day be saved.....but it was so busy & they had moved the wool to the top floor!! I felt a real pain because they were just walking behind me & I could tell they didn't really want to be there. So we left empty handed!!! After just over 1 1/2 hours in Bristol we headed back to Exeter, the journey to Bristol takes 1 hours 10 mins each way!! Have you noticed there are no photo's??? Yes that's right I didn't get the chance!!
Because we got back so early I had a chance to go home for 2 hours to relax then it was back out for round 2..... the evening meal. Some people had pulled out, including her mum, so there was only 5 of us. The food was lovely, which was good, but after the meal they wanted to go for a drink in an area of Exeter I hate on a Saturday night....... I felt like an extra in one of those TV programmes about booze Britain.... it was awful!!! I'm just not that kind of girl, it's not that I'm too old I was never like this in my teens.... don't get me wrong I like a good party but not with these people!!! At 11.30 I decided I had done my duty for this birthday..... roll on next year!!!
So today is a new day & I was hoping to get some crafty things done but after doing the shopping & housework it's already mid day. I didn't think I had that much housework to do but when I looked at the kitchen I realised it needed a really good sort out. Oh well another day off wasted!!!
When will I every get time for me??? I think in the new year I'll have to address this or else I'll go crazy!!
Back to work tomorrow & so it starts again.... working 13 hours on Thursday & I have the Christmas party on Saturday.... god how I hate the party... sitting with people you don't really like trying to have fun. I always end up drinking loads just to block it out.... at least with the smoking ban I can stand out side all night!!! I'm the only one who smokes.... what a bad person I'am!!!
I went for reflexology on Monday & she told me that I was not very good at letting things out... eg I don't show anger.... hope this has helped.
I'm now off to have roast chicken then I'm going to bed to watch a lovely old film.... what a nice Sunday afternoon. I now don't care if I don't finish my Christmas gifts, sod it!!!..... maybe I'll cancel it this year.... I'm not even bothering with a tree.... bah humbug!!!
Hope you're all having a great Sunday......
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Monday, 24 November 2008
I found this really hard to do...... not the 7 favourite food bit!! - hope it doesn't make me sound too sad!!!
7 Things to do before I die
See the Northern light
Visit Las Vegas
Be less stressed
Own a Bernese mountain dog
Start my own knitting business
Buy a house7 things I do now
Spend to much time on the computer
Live my life by lists!!
Try & make everyone happy
Battle with my weight!!!
Buy things I don't always need
Drink to much
Put thing off
7 things I can't do
Ride a bike
Stand up for myself
Do anything sporty
7 things that I find attractive in the opposite sex
Make me laugh
Looking after me
Putting up with my love of cats
*After being with my boyfriend for 20 years I've forgotten what I look for in the opposite sex!!! I've tried to think of my boyfriends good points......I leave it at that!!!
7 things I say most often
Can I help you??? (yes I do work in retail so I have to say this all the time!!)
I'm such a goon!!
I'll do that
It's not bad weather just inappropriate clothing
It's like Blackpool illuminations in here
I need to go to the wee.......!!!!!!!!!!
7 celebrities that I admire
I don't really admire any celebrities, I don't do that celeb culture so I've put some real people.....
Harry Patch - or is he a celebrity??
My late grandmother
Anyone who stood up & fought to make the world a better place
uummmmm this is a hard one....think I may have to leave it at that
7 favourite foods
Fish & chips
Anything with sausages!!
Pie & mash
(can you see why I battle with my weight!!!)
7 people to join in the fun..
The Vintage Magpie
At home with MelMel
Think I should add 'can't blog' to the list... it's taken me 2 hours to do this post!! Everytime I save the changes to the post it comes up with big spaces .... does anyone else have this problem??? It drives me mad!!!
Sorry I haven't been about so much, now I'm back to work I find it really hard to post anything. I'm looking forward to the weekend because I'm off, I'm going to TGI Fridays in Bristol for a friends birthday..... I'm hoping to pop to John Lewis.
Have a good week.....
Friday, 14 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Anyway I've got to pass this on to 7 people, that's going to be hard because some people are going to get it more than once...
The first person has to be......
....because she is real to me, I agree Mel I talk more to you then any of my friends I work with etc.
...because she is real, I know I've met her!!
...because I always look forward to reading her post
....because she was the first person to leave me a comment
...because she helped me cook
...because I love her crochet patterns
Help!!!! I'm running out of ideas!! There's not that many people I speak to day to day so I'm not sure if they're real!!! Think I'm going to cheat & just have 6 people. Enjoy your award you're all brilliant!!!!
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Anyway the special treat...... I have 5 30% off at Gap vouchers that are valid until 16th November. If you would like one leave a comment & I will email you, remember I only have 5 so be quick. I think you do need to sign up to get the voucher but they send out lots of vouchers through out the year. It's for friends & family of the staff.
Sorry this picture is a bit blurred the print is very small, not sure if I like it.....but hey I had to have it. There was a big pile when we arrived, we went for coffee & when we returned the pile had gone down so much we couldn't see them, we rushed from till to till trying to find them....
Thought I'd share my lovely new clock with you all, it has a timer on the bottom. I found one years ago in a shop in Totnes for £20..... when we returned to buy it for my birthday they had sold out....... you'll never guess where I got this from....
Lidl...... can you believe it, £4.99!!! They went on sale on Monday so I was there at 8am to get one...not sure if they would've sold out but I couldn't risk it. I'm lucky that I live across the road so I can always get a bargain.
I also got this.....
I've never had a Christmas cacti before so I'm not sure how to care for it & I didn't know they last for ages. It's on the window sill in the living room...... it was really sunny this morning & when I returned from Tesco's it was all across the floor.......naughty Nanny had been laying in the sun & knocked it off....
This is what he does when he has the devil in him...... can you believe he's 14, he acts like a kitten.
Hope some of you got the chance to watch the service this morning on TV. I must admit I did shed a tear. Harry Patch is amazing, has anyone read his book??? I would've love to have gone there to see them, it may never happen again.
I've been so bad this week, I had the prefect chance to make all my gifts & I've done nothing!
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
I've been looking at...
It doesn't lay that flat...what am I doing wrong Lucy??? Don't think it's bad for a first attempted...I try again tomorrow.....not sure if I'm getting confused between doubles & trebles.
I've made a bedspread before which is one giant square, it took me a year to complete but I still love it now.....every time I put it on the bed I smile 'cos 'I made that'!!
And no they don't use the basket....sometimes they look at it!!!
I'll get back to my crocheting now & try to keep the cats in away from those noisy fireworks..
Monday, 3 November 2008
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Sorry the pictures aren't great...it was a bit of a rush.
I love Fred because he will always remind me of my Auntie Lucy. We used to visit her house on a Saturday tea time & have sausage sandwiches.....no one can make a sausage sandwich like Auntie Lucy. She had some Fred's on the window sill in the kitchen & I was allowed to look at them, she was quite stern so you wouldn't really play with them!! That was in the 70's & I've loved them ever since. They remind me of a happier, simple time with no worries, why do we have to grow up?
I was likely to find this little one.....
He's only 1 1/2 inches tall & is used for sweetex. I've never seen another one & I was told he's quite rare.
I have a number of old & new which I think sit nicely together, some of the new pieces are limited editions so at some point they will be collectable.
This one has to be my favorite. I brought it from a lady at a boot sale, she told me she was given him in 1971 as a wedding present but she felt it was time he left. This is the year I was born so I just had to have him, I promised I would give him a good home! He has a chip on his foot but I think he's looking good for his age....better then me!!
As you can see they only take up a small space in my kitchen & sit along side all my other favorite things......Cornish blue, red & cream tins etc.
My love of Cornish blue also came from Auntie Lucy, boy does she have a lot to answer for!!! When my sister came to my new house she did point out that it looked like Auntie Lucy's.....what a complement!! And yes I still love sausage sandwiches!!!!!