Thursday, 20 September 2007

Look Grandma a Fruck!!!!!!

There were, according to my father a large number of occasions that I took it upon myself to embarrass my poor parents. I suppose like most children I always took the most inappropriate times to do this, like for example the time when as a small child I asked him in company if condoms came in different sizes, I kid ye not I did... To put it in context it was when the first widely publicized cases of Aids and HIV were beginning to be reported in the press and well children pick up on things more than adults realise and I was obviously curious! Well to carry on a theme, I had various sayings when I was little, inside out became "outside long", reflections became "beflections" and frogs became "frucks", all very innocent apart from when your Grandma doesn't hear what you said quite rightly and poor parents are left to explain, "SHE MEANS FROGS!!!!!!" I was reminded of this when one came to visit the other day specially to frighten Hamish. Poor little sausage, some ornamental pond nearby is missing a resident me thinks!

I finished the sorting hat, much to Sopher's delight, I'm not sure if it managed to sort people into proper houses, but with only a few days to work on it it was the best she was getting out of me!

Its going to come in rather handy for her housewarming party too (Halloween theme anyone) I'm about to start on my costume which will involve lots of ripping up of black material and feathers!
Speaking (or writing) of the Sophers, she, I and a few of her friends went to the Hope Street Festival on Sunday. It was a great day, we went to a free Concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall ( a fabulous Art Deco Building and listened to the Orchestra play some fabulous Mendelssohn and Grieg (see the classical music listings I've just added to the sidebar) and went to the Farmer's market and the craft fair where I bought a dinky brooch from a fab stall have a look at some of their ware's at

Cute ain't it!!!! made from old receipts pasted onto a jigsaw piece! We saw some street theatre, some buskers and walked past one of the most famous buildings in Liverpool, the Anglican Cathedral... which has given me a great idea for my next post.......

See you on the Flypaper!

Thursday, 13 September 2007

The one in which you'd wished you'd kept your gob shut or.."Be Careful what you offer to do...."

Well, the short version is I have to make a sorting hat... (it doesn't have to sort - although Sophie says if I can make it talk she'd be "fine" with that) by next Wednesday.... Well that is my weekend sorted!!;-)

Although I'm quite looking forward to KnitFlicks at the Picturehouse at FACT cinema here in Liverpool. Any other Scouse bloggers up for it???? If you are there wear a rose in your lapel!!!!! He Heee Heee! They are showing Atonement on Sat afternoon with the lights slightly raised in order for loonies like me to sit and knit through it!!! How cool is that, and then I've to dye Susie Q's hair and then teach her how to make Stew..... poor girl has missed out on this!!! Susie Q is Sophers housemate and the major news in that arena is I suppose that my mate Steve (see previous Steve the Roman posts for this) is going to be moving in with them as one of their flatmates moves out at the end of the month!!! (Oh the fun they are going to have with you and your madness eh Steviepops??!!!!)

I'm still rather lurgied up, I tried going back to work this morning - big mistake, was promptly sent home again and slept all afternoon with Dougal (cat) despite the Hitchcock film on the TV.

Whilst being poorly ick, Mummy and Daddy have been taking care of me very well and I've holed up at their gaffe with kitties to cuddle and the t'interweb to look at and her backlist of country livings (all in Magazine boxes - she'd also make a good Librarian!) and I've been watching all the birdies flitting in and out of the garden... including this lovely

The only one who wanted to stay still enough for a portrait!! I really need to get into "Action Shot mode"

Well I'm sure you've all had enough of my ramblings today, I'll post more of the sorting hat as I'm going along with it! so for today I'll sign off with some pretty flowers 'cos we all need a bit of prettiness and my sister does good flowers!!!

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Night Night Lulubella

Sad day today, Lucy the cat who had been very poorly indeed was put to sleep to stop her suffering any more.

Night night Lucy, sleep well

Friday, 7 September 2007

monkey see, monkey do

Today I have been delighting my colleagues and family by my silence. I have a lurgy and have been taking refuge at Mummy and Daddy's this afternoon so I can curl up with a cat or three. I'm not going to post a picture of me, but I think that these of the Dougal cat will accurately display just how I look and feel at the moment!!!!

Bless his little cottons!!! Still it wouldn't be September without a bout of "freshers flu"....its just that they haven't actually started yet....(ahh well - I do like to buck the trend!) perhaps I shall be patient Zero this season!!!

Sophie, Ma and I have decided that this year is going to be a "handmade" Christmas - yes I know another instance of the "C" word, so I'm going to use the bed time to go through magazines, books and blogs for inspiration for what to make for the plethora of people that require making for!!!!! If anyone has any ideas - please feel free to leave a comment and tell me - just whisper it so no-one else hears!

Will be back soon chickypopykins's!!!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

I must stop getting tagged.... people will talk!

Mummy dearest has tagged me in the middle name game! She has however gone and nicked my middle name.... so I'm going to have to think of something completely different to do with the whole Z thing!!! So... Sarah Elizabeth.... what are you going to put....

E... is for Eccentricity. It is VERY important in my life, all the people I like best are and I aspire to greater depths of it myself.
L... is for Learning. I think Learning is a thing of wonder, people are never to old or young to do it. It is important to me because I'm curious about so many things I can't possibly imagine what it would be like to live in the world and not want to know more, not want to know how and why things happen
I... is for Insects. In my current job, I'm learning all about them, I tell you there are some places in this world where you just wouldn't want to go... there are some ickky things out there!
Z... is for Zeitgeist. I know this is important to me as people who talk about films and books I like mention it in their reviews................ ;-)
A... is for Adaptability. As we all know the best laid plans of mice and men and all that...I thought I'd be an engineer living in the states working for Nasa with a movie star husband now (oh the imagination of youth eh?!!!) well I'm actually very glad life didn't turn out like that. Librarianship is an ever changing profession it isn't the same since I embarked upon it 10 years ago, so adaptability is important to me.
B... is for Books. My life seems to revolve round them, reading them, suggesting them, purchasing them, cataloguing them and looking after them... I'm not quite sure what I'd do without 'em!
E... is for Everyone in my circle of family and friends, they is important and that is as icky as I'm gonna get on that one!
T... is for Tea. Well it is the main premise behind this blog, my love of tea and the whole of the ritual of afternoon tea.
H... is for Happiness. Happiness is important to me, I know we all have to take the rough with the smooth, but slap a smile on it, listen to a fabby tune, watch a fave film, I say, happiness is as happiness does, there is no room for constant eeyoreness in my life!

I think EVERYONE I know has been tagged so if you are reading this and you haven't been tagged well you are now!!!! here's the rules!!!

It's called the name game, and here are the rules for those that choose to follow them: Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.