Wednesday, 23 April 2008

It's Ma's Birthday and she'll drink if she wants to !!!!

Three things to say today...

1: Happy Birthday Ma !!! I hope that you haven't started on the vino just yet - wait for me!!! I can't believe it has been a year since you retired!

2: Good luck Auntie Margaret with your operation today!

It seems that with shoulders, ankles and knees we wouldn't make a good one between us!

Oh and


Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Two in one week - she must be ill

Well no - I'm not ill - I just thought I'd behave myself and post again. I have had blogger apathy this last few weeks, well months if the truth be told. As much as I love the cold weather I think the lack of light really affects me. Is it just me or is it everyone? I'm sick of the grey and miserable, and the snow in April, it makes me feel so bleughhh I can't even be relied upon to get my arse into gear to get the washing done without resenting having to move out of bed. I'm feeling better now the clocks have done their thing and we have some more sunshine and even as I sit here now, the dappled sunlight is gracing the wall. Nice.

A bit of Pet Shop Boys and Django Reinhardt and I'll be a happy lady again! I'm going to try and persuade Mother to post again. She's right here now with her exercise ball doing her physio oh we make an odd sight!

As you can see I've been buying more fabric again - I'm going to have to get going to make something with it!!! Still I've been promising Sophers an apron for a long I've a birthday party to go to at the weekend - I think the birthday girl may be a recipient too!! oh and I'll have to make something for Sally when I visit her in London, and I'm going to be making bags this evening for the Africa car boot!


Sunday, 6 April 2008

Sandi the tag monster!

Apologies for being away so long - life has been catching up with me!

Sandi has been a good blogging buddy and has sparked me back into posting again!!!

I have to post in 4's!!

4 Jobs I have had in my life:

1: Telephonist/receptionist for a car show room
2: Paper girl
3: Sales Assistant at Marks and Spencer (the worst job I've ever had)
4: Librarian at 5 different organizations including a university, a charity, a hospital, and a government research council!

Movies I have/would watch over and over again

1: The Lady Vanishes (1938) Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, wonderful film - FABULOUS!
2: The Love Letter, I really like this film, the second hand bookshop - who wouldn't want to live in a place called Loblolly-by-the-sea!!!!
3: Any of the Die Hards, sometimes you just need explosions!
4: Meet me in St Louis - I just love this film, love, love, love it
This was one of the hardest categories for me, I could easily choose 10!!!

Places I have lived

1: Hale in Cheshire
2: Headingley in Leeds
3: Woodhouse in Leeds
4: Liverpool - various locations!!!

People I want to bitch slap right into the middle of next week

1: Sandi - am so with you when it comes to Paris Hilton!!!!
2: A friend's boyfriend, he is a patronising, officious, slimey, sycophantic, obsequious, toadying git. The only reason I shan't is that he appears to be devoted to her and will do anything for her. He's still a git though
3: Someone who works for the same organisation as me, who has a habit of taking the credit for things he does not have the right to, in front of the people who should get the credit and I really dislike him. I actually do wish to kick him severely, however, like my friends, boyfriend, I don't think I'd be able to stop, it is a good job I'm not armed this is all I'm saying!!!
4: People who don't know me, who patronisingly call you Luv, or darlin' or worse, girl - ARGHHHHHHHHHHH

Sandi - I don't think you'd realise how much vitriol you would expose with this did you?!!!!

People that email me regularly

1: Sophie
2: Steve
3: Ma
4: Clare

TV shows I watch

Not a huge TV watcher but
1: Northern exposure (I know has finished!)
2: Doctor Who and Torchwood - they are classed as one really...!
3: Jeeves and Wooster
3: Waking the Dead

TV shows I watch Nonfictional

Oooh hard - erm.... I think that I shall put the radio shows that I listen to instead!!!
1: I'm sorry I haven't got a clue - Humph. Littleton - legend!!!
2: A good read - got some good book suggestions from that
3: Paul Temple - can't you just hear the Coronation Express playing now by Timothy...!!!!
4: Radio 4 in general in the background - woman's hour - good too!!

Places I have visited

1: France - lots of places all over!
2: Germany - the same!
3: Ireland - both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland!
4: Isles of Scilly

Favorite Foods

1: Kleftiko - love all Greek food - but in the best Greek restaurant in Liverpool Eureka - it is AMAZING!!!
2: Hot pot or Scouse!!!
3: Brussel sprouts - or cabbage - fried with pancetta, garlic, onions and mushrooms!
4: A good fruit cake!

Where I want to be right now

1: Where I am now - at Ma's with my family (apart from Bertie - who could come and visit too!!)
2: In Scotland somewhere wild in a little cottage with a fire, the radio, fresh bread baking in the oven and a nice hairy man in a jumper.... :-)
3: London, in the Ritz having afternoon tea with my friends
4: New York, visiting the museums and galleries and and every bookshop and fabric store known to man!

Things I'm looking forward to this year

1: Going to London at the end of the month to meet up with Sally
2: Working on the Library expansion!!
3: Getting my Garden sorted
4: Whatever surprises it has to bring!

Now..... who shall I tag..... mmmm....



Mrs V-P

and Sophie