Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Crazy Christmas Lady...

So i would say that its pretty much Spring now....
and yet....
i still have my Christmas decorations up.

I know, I know its wrong....
and yet...
I've decided not to take them down.
I like them.
(and besides its only a little bit)

Its my apartment and i will do what i like with it

So go ahead,
Call me The Crazy Christmas Lady if you want....
i dont care.

perhaps i'll get to hang out with these
fun people.....
( especially the last one)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday thought....

"The pain of sacrifice lasts only one moment.
It is the fear of the pain of sacrifice
that makes you hesitate to do it"

Elder Enzio Busche

Saturday, March 27, 2010


"Love is a kind of dementia with very precise and oft repeated symptoms. You blush in each others presence, you both hover in places you expect the other to pass, you are both a little tongue tied, you both laugh inexplicably and too long, you become quite nauseatingly girlish and he becomes quite ridiculously gallant. You have also grown a little stupid"

Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernieres

I was told recently that i giggle a lot.

I thought about it....
I only giggle around certain people....

(maybe certain person)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My name is David...

I'm a firm believer that children should have a bit of mischief in them.
Well-behaved, clean children scare me.....

(pictures of my little cousins who i haven't met but know i would get along with)

(and my little brothers who i have met....)

My mum and dad went to parents day at the school yesterday.
She couldn't quite believe the glowing reports of 'little angels' that my
four younger brothers were getting.

and then they came to Jordan...

Jordan is ten.
The teacher said he is normally very well behaved
but last week there was a substitute teacher in
and Jordan told the sub-teacher that his name is now David
and he had changed his name officially by deed poll.
So she called him David for the rest of the week.

I bet everyone in class was having a good giggle
and that Jordan/David was the 'bees-knees'.

My mother saw mortified on hearing this.
My dad cried with laughter.

His big sisters all find him highly amusing.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Today i am very sad.
I finally threw away my video player,
(mainly because it was broken)
I only have one video here,
but have a very large childhood collection at home.
People keep laughing at me here as to why i've been
hanging onto it...

I'll tell you why....

I am sad that gone is an era of taping
things of the telly.
I will missing laughing over the dodgy old adverts
that have become part of the film as they are steadfastly there
every time i watch it, like an old friend.

Remember the days of not being able to set up the automatic timer
so you could go out and tape your favourite programme...
only to come home and discover, you failed to do it...again!
Oh, how i will miss the anticipation of not knowing if this time it will work....

I am sad my children will never truly know the wonderful
world of VCR.....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


This is my sister Bryony
as photographed by my sister Meghan.

Aren't they both talented girlies...
well i like to think so!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday thought....

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."


Saturday, March 20, 2010

In need of a thesaurus....

How cute is this song!
How cute is this video!
How cute is Audrey Tautou!
How cute is Charlie Winston!

How badly do i need to find a new adjective......

Friday, March 19, 2010

In need of a new medication...

I've been in bed for the last few days
feeling poorly with a nasty cold.

And then,
He comes round to visit.

And for half an hour
even though i've barely gotten out of bed
for the last 48hours,
unable to brush my hair
and am all red and raw around the nose
from over blowing -
when he looks at me i feel beautiful.

And for half an hour
i can breathe through both nostrils simultaneously
and dont reach for the tissue box even once,
and when i stand up i dont feel dizzy and start seeing double.

And then He leaves.
And i remember that he is no longer mine.
He is now an eX.
And i am no longer allowed to let him
make me feel like this.
And slowly the tap on my nose turns back on
And i can begin to hear my pulse throbbing in my ears.

And i wonder if i'll ever feel better again...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A little bit of delayed Sandra loving....

So i just watched, 'The Blind Side' for which Sandra won her Oscar...

but i'm not giving her some loving time for that, even though she did a good job
or for how gorgeous she is....

(here she is playing with the reporters daring them to touch her Golden Man)

Nope, i am giving Sandra a little bit of luvin for this.....

This is Sandra turning up at The Razzies the night before the Oscars to accept her Worst Actress award.
She brings a copy of the DVD of her movie for everyone in the audience, as she thinks that if they had all actually seen her film they would never have voted her Worst Actress, and promises to return the award next year as she is sure they will all agree.

You've got to love a A-List Hollywood actress who can take things with a little bit of tongue in cheek...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Leopard Print?

Leopard Print....with a question mark.....

i've always been of the opinion before that leopard print was trashy
but last weekend i was watching Goldie Hawn in 'Housesitter' (one of my fave films) and she was wearing a short leopard print coat in it...and i thought, 'oooh, she looks good'
Later on that very day i came across a similar leopard print coat with 70% off in the shop.
How could i resist.
So i have been wearing it ever since,
in my head feeling like
i am Goldie Hawn...

orAnne Bancroft

but so far the only people i have actually been compared to are a hooker,

and Boyce's wife from Only Fools and Horses....
Oh Dear, Oh Dear......

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Playing/Cheating Monopoly.....

Last night i played Monopoly. I haven't played in a long time and i came to a realisation...
I am a monopoly cheat.

i cant think of having ever played monopoly without cheating just a little.

Here are some of the ways i cheated in last nights game -

-Sneaking extra money from the bank
(i wasnt Banker but the Official Banker was a rather unobservant and i helped him out a little)

-Not putting money into the bank that people have passed to me to put in.

-Charging people for landing on my properties even though they i was in jail.

-Adding houses onto my properties that i hadnt actually paid for.

-Putting back 'Chance' or 'Community Chest' into the pile that i didnt like and taking out a different one.

-I contemplated giving myself real estate that i hadnt bought but decided against it (i managed to make myself real estate agent) although i'm pretty sure i could have and they would have been none the wiser.

I managed to get away with all these things without getting caught, although they all new something was up as i was finding it highly amusing but no-one could catch me out but seeing as i confessed all at the end
i will never be able to play Monopoly with them again!

I was actually fairly surprised how nobody else at all was cheating and were all being very honest...i mean isn't that the whole point of monopoly, to cheat and not get caught? in which case, i definitely won last nights game.

I didnt do too bad in the actual game seeing as i only had three properties and came second....

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Please Be Kind To Winter....

I have been getting very sad recently whenever people say,
"Oh, i wish winter was over and we could move onto summer"
"i'm fed up with this snow"

Poor Winter!
Have you stopped to think about her feelings?

Do you not remember when you were excited to get your
woolly mittens and favourite knitted jumper from the back of the closet?

Do you not remember when you eagerly begged her for snow?
Waking up every morning peaking out the window to see
if today was indeed the day when she would answer your plea?

What has changed?
Now, she snows for you, trying to please you in the only way that she knows how.
She makes it icy cold so you can wrap your favourite scarf tighter around you-
and you grump and groan and say 'no more!'.

The other seasons never get this kind of treatment,
everyone looks forward to Spring as it leads to Summer.
No-one ever complains Summer is too long,
normally they complain its not enough.
Autumn is short and full of pretty colours that make you forget
that she is here to welcome in Winter.

Please Be Kind To Winter.....

Monday, March 8, 2010

A little bit of Austen....

Getting stuck at a train station in Austria yesterday for what seemed like an eternity the only thing that stopped me from exploding was the fact that before venturing on my journey i had downloaded 'Northanger Abbey' onto my ipod.

I thought i t was a beautiful adaptation.
At first i feared they had cast the main character too young,
but then again she is much more childish than most of Austen's other heroines.

and yes, Mr. Tilney was absolutely lovely!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hidden hearts....

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her."

Max Lucado

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Un-grown up Grown-ups....

A friend of my parents recently put pictures up on Facebook
of back in the day when they were all trendy and groovy....

i kinda liked them as i know them all as Grown-Ups
and sometimes forget that
once upon a time they were all teenagers and young adults just like us!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Monty Python Motto....

Today was one of those days
where all the worries
that normally lie dormant
right down at the bottom of my toes
came bubbling up and over the brim
like a can of coke that has been all-shooked-up.

Sometimes i feel like wherever i turn
there are brick walls that i just dont know how to climb

But then i remember the Monty Python
Who remind me to
'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life'

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

If you fall down, just get back up again....

I went snowboarding for the first time ever yesterday!

I fell down a lot!
a bit like this.....

but i kept getting back up and even though it hurt a lot i enjoyed it lotsly.

I would send out a big thankyou to Captain Tim, for taking the whole day off work and also putting up with all my abuse and tantrums whilst he was trying to teach me via this blog,

but he doesnt read it...