Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Hello Goodbye

Have been pants at blogging, again, ha.

I admire some of the girls I follow in their dedication to the art of blogging. I just don't seem to get time. They need to make a blogger app, that'd make it easier.

So, to get you up to speed, some things that I shall list that I have done lately:

1: Paul McCartney
Yes, I did Macca. Hmm, perhaps 50 years ago...! But yes, rather last minute, I booked myself and my sister tickets to go and see Paul McCartney at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park on Sunday. It was A-MA-ZING! Like literally the best night of my life so far, without a doubt. The night I saw Orbital at Brixton Academy comes a very very close second, but this was just, something else. To hear Beatles songs, played live, by a Beatle is like the pinnacle of life or something for me (getting married and having more kids, meh, overrated...!) I did take some photos and videos and they can be found here on my Flickr photostream. Annoyingly, the video for Live and Let Die didn't upload, it's on my Facebook, if anyone wants to add me to see the pictures and videos please feel free to add me....

But it was totally cool, he played most of my favourites, especially Eleanor Rigby but he also played a lot of Wings stuff which we didn't know (apart from Band on the Run and Live and Let Die). I don't care if the reviews said his set has been the same for years as have the anecdotes, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. And it's given me a bit of a taste for going to a festival hence...

2: Festival craving
Registration for Glastonbury 2011 opened today, time to get my picture taken and PRAY we get tickets this year.

Have noticed that the Big Chill festival this year has a line up that suits me to a 'T'. So cue me bugging Andy to go, he says he can't think of anything worse, he hates the line up. Buggeration. My sister's friend plays with Paloma Faith who is playing that weekend - wonder if he'll get any tickets... The main reason I want to go is because the Easy Star All Stars are playing. For anyone who hasn't heard them, totally go and listen to them on Spotify because they're amazing!

3. iPhone 4
So, I pissed my manager's off by calling them at 10:30 and announcing I was taking the day as Annual Leave (ooops!) but I finally after a long painful day got myself the new iPhone. Totally made up. It's great, I've really missed not having an iPhone. Yes, I'm a geek, they're a waste of money, whatever, you're just jealous! I'm a total Apple fan and would get all their products if I could afford them (to me, this is the ONE advantage that PC's have over Macs).

Oh yeah, the only downside? It won't work with my iMac - it's too old! So I went to buy Snow Leopard except, duh! My iMac is too old to have an Intel processor and as such won't run Snow Leopard. One of the IT guys at work thinks he has a disc for Leopard which should work so I live in hope I can restore all my old apps and music. At the minute I seem to be doing okay, and any apps I had bought on my old iPhone I'm able to download again for free so that's okay. Sorry, that was quite a lot of detail there hey?!

4. Upcoming holiday
I booked for Andy, Scarlett and I to go to Dorset for a week next month (well July 16th which is like 2 weeks away). We're staying in a little chalet that looks okay so that's cool. I'm pretty excited because it's basically where I used to go as a teenager with the youth group to camp. I have SO many good memories of being down there, that I really am excited. Andy isn't as excited, he's worried that Dorset is just for old people! So I need to do a bit of research to prove him otherwise.

5. Mental work
Well, I'm putting this because it's getting close to 10:30pm here, which means I can still be in bed by 11pm I know, which is an hour or two earlier than my last few nights, but I'm so tired at work, I literally am falling asleep at my desk! Today, I had to escape to the toilets twice just to close my eyes for 5 minutes, isn't that awful! But it's also been really hot in our office which hasn't helped, and the work I've got to do is so laborious and dull it's making it all worse! GAH! Nevermind, determined to go in and concentrate tomorrow. Shit, except I have the dentist at 3pm tomorrow, fucking dentist. I put it off last week to watch the football so I have to go tomorrow, buggeration. I have such poor dental hygiene it's embarassing, that's really gross I know, one of my failings, I rarely brush my teeth. There, I said it. Whatever, it's not like I shit and don't wipe my arse....!

6. Tattoo planning
I go for my consultation with Nick Horn at Good Times Tattoo in Shoreditch on Thursday evening. Eeeeek! I sort of have some ideas, but I keep changing my mind. So I think it's best I take my ideas and tell him my concerns etc and see what he says. He comes highly recommended by Alex so I can only hope that he has the ability to help me decide whether I really want it doing. I do, I think I'm worried my mum will go apeshit, that's all! If they're done well, I won't regret it, I think that's the reason I hate my other ones.

I don't have a seventh, and 6 is an even number, so I shall stop there. How have you been, all 4 of my followers....! Go forth and recruit people to read my blog, or at least follow me, I don't care if they don't read me! I just want to feel loved dammit! Haha!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

A promise from my mother

If I lose enough weight by September, my mother has promised to buy me a Vivien of Holloway dress for my cousin's gay wedding in Windsor (at the Guildhall where Elton and David got married, and Charles and Camilla for that matter....). I'm pretty excited, I was excited before the promise was made, but now it's like the greatest incentive ever! So, I have 3 months (the wedding is on the 25th) - on your marks, get set, go!

But my conundrum now: I wanted to wear a hat, but, can any of my vintage readers suggest a suitable hat to go with a VoH dress? Or is it just not right? I'm going to have to give some serious thought to my hair too, I'm even thinking of booking myself an appointment to see a professional vintage hairstyler nearer the time (any recommendations?!)

In other news, not a lot, my brain is a bit frazzled, I've been listening to the Easy Star All-Stars all day and reading about HTML, CSS, XHTML, JavaScript and Accessibility all day.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


I went to the gym this morning, I was there at 6am. I was up at 5am because Scarlett decided she didn't like her cot anymore. She came and pretended to sleep on our floor, except, she didn't sleep, she just aped around until I had to get up to go to the gym. I really could've done with those 40 minutes she robbed me of. Little moo-ey.

I just felt I better update, I haven't in like a week, which makes me feel bad.

Since yesterday we've been trying to eat better. I think I did okay yesterday, I didn't snack at all, dinner might not have been so good (Pizza Express at Home pizza) but when I weighed myself at the gym this morning I had lost a pound since Sunday (weighed on the same scales)

Plus we're using Food Focus to track our food and exercise so we'll see how that works out (I will probably forget to do it by tomorrow and then won't for a week and have to lie, not how to do a successful food diary!)

Andy and I both really want to get the iPhone 4 when it comes out next week, but it's all adding up. We think roughly £150 for the phone, plus the £80 to get out of our existing contracts early. Although, if the leaked Vodafone pricing is to be believed, I might say stuff the £80, I'll carry on paying my monthly bill until my contract with O2 expires and go with Vodafone. What a conundrum. (I can't pay the £80 a leave O2, if i want out for that reduced rate, I have to stay with them, wankers!)

The other problem is, that it's going to wipe out like a 6th of our income in one fell swoop, and that's not to mention the fact that we have the childminder to pay (another £200) plus I really wanted to buy a custom Able Grable before Miss Matilda goes on her summer hols. Ugh, I hate money (and lack thereof!) No wonder I'm getting headaches all the time.

Anyway, best crack on, I've done nearly no work in the last week which is quite bad (mainly because, I don't really know what I'm meant to be doing!)

How is everyone else?

Monday, 7 June 2010

Weekend Photo Post

I wanted to post this yesterday, but in the end, I was too tired and I was having trouble trying to upload photos to 4 different places at once (impatient, as always!)

Saturday was just Saturday, our usual fruitless trip to B&Q for garden lights, followed by a BBQ. Such creatures of habit!

Scarlett's 'cheese' face. You put a camera in front of her, say cheese, and this is what you get!

Yesterday, we went to Richmond park in the morning....

Semi-cheese face

The soaking wet Converse....

Scarlett in the giant hollow tree...

.... And in the afternoon I made Whoopie Pies! I've been a little obsessed with them ever since I saw them on the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog (I told you I was reading a lot of wedding blogs!)

Before I covered them in crappy icing, will use white marshmallows next time, using a mixture made the cream a weird salmon colour!

The picture...

...what mine looked like. Hmmm.

They came out a bit garish but they were pretty tasty, I think I'm going to ice them differently next time though, I hate glace icing, it hurts my teeth. We have a BBQ at my aunt and uncles house on the 19th so I think I'm going to try and make some to take with us.

Sorry, this has probably been a bit lame, clearly my creative writing juices aren't flowing this morning!

What did everyone else get up to at the weekend - do tell...

Friday, 4 June 2010

It's Friday

Hello all of two followers (yknow, if you're reading this, you really should go and click that follow button if you haven't already, I can be quite interesting sometimes!)

What's been happening?
Not a lot has been happening for me actually, not a lot! Scarlett had a successful session with her new childminder yesterday so that's good, she gets on really well with the other toddler that the minder looks after, so hopefully she'll be fine next week, so pleased. She didn't appear to have nits despite the girl at nursery freaking me out the other week but I'm still knotting her hair into tight plaits when she goes there! She needs a trim really, because it's quite long, but it's long in her eyes, it reaches her mouth for goodness sake - mealtimes are a treat in our house!!

Think we got sorted with Andy's mum, she can stay in the nice home, albeit in a shared room, but I think she likes that, she had a shared room at respite and really like the company. I should go and see her, I am starting to feel bad about not having been up there, might suggest we go this weekend.

I've been reading a lot of wedding blogs, in particular Rock 'n Roll Bride, and I can't help hoping that we can get engaged sometime soon, but I don't hold out much hope. Although, what hope do I have when I keep pestering him?! Would serve me right if we never got married!

Work has been busy, ish. Although, I've only been here 2 days so far, and I'm not sure if today is going to be very productive, I have a meeting this morning and then need to go and train a girl on SharePoint this afternoon so hopefully it should pass quite quickly. I had to go home on Wednesday as my sister wasn't well so couldn't look after Scazz. I think she has the flu, hopefully not Swine Flu but something pretty bad by the sounds of it.

I should probably get back to work....


Dum de dum, must write to Post Secret sometime soon....

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

You're standing on my neck

I'm in a really bad mood, and I can't quite put my finger on why.

I think I'm feeling increasingly pathetic in as much as I crave attention and adoration and approval from people I only 'know' online. And that doesn't count my two followers because I'd like to know both of you better. It's just other random people whose blogs and tweets I follow. I guess they're all very busy people but it's kinda like, I've taken the time to comment to you, back you up, tell you what a good job you're doing, and I guess it's a bit needy but sometimes it would be nice if just one of these people who I so admire would get back in touch, even just to say hey. Isn't that pathetic?!

Plus, I'm in a bad mood because I can't seem to find a Daria boxset for Region 2, so fuck you MTV, she had fans over here too yknow (I actually used to work with a bloke at Virgin who was the absolute spitting image of Trent Lane) I used to think I actually was Daria, I based a lot of who I was on her, sarcastic, depressive, it was a good synonym for my feelings at the time. Right, where to find a green zip up jacket....