Friday, 30 November 2007

lidl goodies!

for those who dont know, Lidl is a german shop that sells continental foods and gets goodies on discount. this afternoon i dragged myself out of bed to go there (im not lazy, i finished nights this morning) to go get one of cool!! they've got some cool arty stuff from monday for cheap...6 balls of wool for £7, 5 tubes of acrylic paint for £5, paint brush sets for £2 for 12 brushes..think im going to be going there on monday again!!

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

sad day

ive just found out that a girl we have had on the unit at work for months with TB has died. it was even on the bbc website. when i left for my 2 weeks off she was doing really well, she was managing to get herself out of bed with help and had the school teacher coming down to see her too. i wonder what happened...

Monday, 26 November 2007

watch this!

watched marie antoinette on saturday night and loved it! cant believe it was slated. the was it's filmed brings it home how young she really was, and the pressures put on the marriage. and the costumes! beautiful. although i was left wondering why there were a pair of baby blue converse in it...

also check this out (photo from story kits message board). this is the sneak peek of the story of my life dec kit. gotta have it!

also, check out, where you can get your photos made into stickers and small photo cards. brill.

boo time...back to work tomorrow night for 3 nights, after having 2 weeks off. :(

Saturday, 24 November 2007

loud night out.

yesterday me and marcus went to cribbs causeway for a bit of crimbo shopping but i ended up spending all my money on me in John Lewis! i got a badge maker, a pirate cross stitch, some christmas slipper socks ( and a pair for a present) and a dress pattern! oh and a momiji doll for a present. and some little fake uggs for my neice..very cute!! there were loads of chrismas nibbles in john lewis, including gingerbread houses, sleighs and could make a whole village!

also saw this brill pug dog bag...

then last night i went to see some bands with a couple of friends of mine, chris and gaye. it was supposed to be a ska night. the first band, grownathome were really good, like early capdown; the second band, flaming tsunamis were hardcore ska, bit too heavy for me, and the last band i hated!! the womans voice just went right through me! chris was really happy at the end cause he had the tsunamis staying at his house!

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

a zen moment

here's strawberry having a chat with buddha. just chilling.

just finished sorting out the bits for the button swap im hosting. man its confusing! i hope people get the right stuff back!

i really want some disney villain stuff for the christmas tree but cant find it. if anyone knows of any, let me know!!

edit: i just had to add this to my post..
starbucks do tree decorations! how cool are these! and lookie at these hair clips i picked up from paperchase..

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

i return!

Disney paris was brill. but very very cold! so cold we didnt watch a parade cause we all wanted to curl up in bed! it didnt rain though which was really good, and i went on all the roller coasters with hardly any queueing involved. perfect. bit gutted that tower of terror doesnt open til january though. never mind! im doing florida next year. it was supposed to be decorated for christmas, but i had imagined it being more christmassy than it was. i didnt buy anything there, apart from a thermal mug which came with gorgeous hot chocolate (or chocolat chaud) in. the top photo is me, my sisters, my nephew and my little sis's bf, and the bottom photo is me, my sis and my nephew with king john from robin hood. :)
i got back from disney paris last night, feeling very ill! i felt rough when i woke up and turbulence the whole flight home meant i had to stop the car and jump out! i think my little sis gave me a stomach bug. unfortunately the place chosen happened to be for 'doggers'. eugh. vile.

now i just need to sort out photos!

and when i got back, my little traveller strawberry was waiting for me! thanks leigh-ann!

Thursday, 15 November 2007

felt fun

went over to my friend Gaye's house today to play felt!! i made felt stockings for christmas presents (to use as gift tags) and, because i got bored after 4 stockings, i made myself a flower brooch using an idea from shimelle's blog.

for the past week ive been popping over to my sister's house at lunch to check on her kitten. she's only 10 weeks old, called roxie. she's such a cutie! she recognises me now and jumps straight on my lap, purring away..awww here she is flopped out under marcus's legs

in other news, im going to a class tomorrow at paperarts, taught by shimelle then EARLY saturday im off to disneyland paris for the weekend

Sunday, 11 November 2007

thank you.. those who have fought for our country in wars past and present. for those of you who dont know, it's Rememberance Sunday, or Poppy Day as it's also known.but i have to say i was upset at the lack of people wearing their poppies in town, and how few did the 2 minute silence. its not much to ask is it?? 2 minutes to show respect and thanks for those who have died protecting us??

..and also a thank you to jodie for my chameleon :) very cute.

it's very strange without zeus in here and without his timer ticking away...luckily my Swatch is very loud so i still have some noise next to me :)

yesterday was crop day and i manged a CJ and 2 singles

also popped around to my sister's new house and saw her little kitten roxie! so cute. my order of love, elsie zoe came yesterday from scrapshed, as well as some more buttons for the swap im hosting, and i preordered the new streetlight manifesto album. phew!

oh, and my qtea kit came, am already feeling inspired.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007


im so excited! im seeing Reel Big Fish next year! woop! and im taking marcus to join the fun. AND they're being supported by streetlight manifesto. now those are pennies well spent...just so long as marcus doesnt see me eyeing up Scott RBF and tomas from SM...

remember, remember...

so on sunday, Zeus went to his new home. we took him to a guy near Reading who runs a rehoming place from his house. i dont know what i was expecting when i got there...but not someone's house, especially one as filthy as his! the kitchen was full of dirty plates and stuff! gross. but he knows his stuff with reptiles and has even been interviewed for the BBC and the Sunday Telegraph.
it was strange, but the times we had tried to take Zeus to the vets, he was impossible to get out, but the time we take him to his new home, it went really smoothly... on the drive there he was really calm in his box, poking his head out occasionally to see what was going on. we got him there and the guy said he was really cute and looked very impressive and healthy and i nearly started to cry! we took his viv with us so he would be in a familiar environment so hopefully he'll do really well. his new home is in a conservatory so it gets really warm, and the guy there is around all day so he can get the attention he needs. *sigh* i miss him. its really empty without him. the room the computer is in is the room Zeus was in, so he used to sit watching the computer whilst i typed. :-( i knew marcus was upset, but he didnt show it til sunday night, when he totally broke down!


yesterday we went to Birmingham and i had a delish donut from Krispy Kreme in Selfridges. it was called something like 'sugar and spice' and was basically a Christmas flavoured donut! totally scrum. bought a few other bits then got home and went to see some fireworks! good old Guy Fawkes.

also check out 'sew, mama, sew'. its a blog with 30 days of gifts to sew, with tutorials for each.

Saturday, 3 November 2007


yup tomorrow is the day. Zeus is going. :-(

Friday, 2 November 2007

should i??

so ive spent some time today looking at kits...i feel like my scrapping style is changing and so is my choice of papers. i really wanted this kit from red velvet, but it sold out

so im thinking of this one from zany zinnia


and im annoyed cause im on nights and my noisy neighbour with his 5 motorbikes was sat outside revving them up at 3 this afternoon. grr. how selfish.