Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas Day = Wnere the hell did this year go and the last 7 days in particuar

I wish wish wish we had Christmas parties and outings etc to go to - but we don't - we do have the theatre on Thursday and looking forward to that but what its called I cannot remember, it's a Farce - a spin off of 12 days of christmas meets agatha christie and the 39th steps.  looking forward to it actually.

so had lots of pressies and love them.  AND korin was very happy with all her presents too !  amazing.  Key was happy with his presents but he had only a couple to open.

Benny made us laugh trying to open the presents with us.  Keir and Alison loved their presents as well and we loved their presents also.

All in all it was a fantastic day.

Too too too much food, and was 12.2 yesterday for Christmas eve, I reckon I will be 12.5 again today, but not weighing myself again now for a week until new year - then the serious losing weigh will start, my diabetic nurse wants me to lose a stone - so i will and feel great.

Never heard from Marian and so she is now completely and utterly DEAD to me.  I would love her to contact me so I can tell her that too.........................having said that i feel so much more in control of my life without her, she was so so negative, a complete drain on my energy AND critisised EVERYTHING I put on facebook, I can truly say there is definitely a very very thin line between love and hate and I really hate her for what she has done to me.  to put it politely I woudn't piss on her if she was on fire.

And so it's 11 pm and I am in bed with Benny boy lying next to me, we are all stuffed as stuffed as the turkey was....................... ha ha.  feel sick and reckon I won;'t get much sleep because of acid.

TV was rubbish, but we (keir ali korin key and me) played Speak out and it was hillarious.  All in all a great day.  heres some pics

  


Just after dinner 


As we started to play 'Speak out'


Everyone was in hysterics 

The Farce we are going to see at the Garrick in Lichfield


Benny Opening his own presents and trying to open everyone elses too it was funny 



My beautiful boots and watch and perfume and purse !  and more perfume off Keir and Ali  x x x x love you all.


video

so funny today 

Saturday, 17 December 2016

well i lost 2lb's whoop whoop

But had a terrible day food wise ...............

went out with korin and we got the last bits and pieces.  I've eaten lots of chocolate and panini and a sheek kebab from the indian and a naan bread too - OMFG !  I probably put that 2lb's back on.

So gotta be good from tomorrow would love to be 11.12 next Saturday morning, I can do this I know I can.

Took the Benny Boo to Paw Pounders again, it was a lot calmer than the last time but it was so lovely letting him off the lead again to walk around and relax a bit.  He loved it and me and Korin Loved it too.

Still got quite a bit to do before Christmas and wrap the presents - still haven't got nything for keir but I think he may want a sound bar, we'll see.  if not I'm puitting £100 into an envelope for him.

8 sleeps to Christmas day ............ this year has rushed by.  had a snidey text from Janet about sending sisters cards !  yet she never contacts me anymore.  i am fed up people thinking they can say and do what they like to me and get away with it.  I want to reply quite nastily but I know i wont, and yet again just take another jibe at me like I always take time and time and time agian.

Monday, 12 December 2016

two days back on a kind of diet

was 12.3 again again again ..................... cannot stick to SW at all - but doing a kind of diet, certainly not eating what I have been eating over the last few months and although I have stayed the same I would have loved to have lost at least a stone for Christmas.  Obviously in two weeks that is NOT going to happen but I could could could be half a stone lighter by Christmas day.  FINGERS CROSSED.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Had a wonderful afternoon yesterday

firstly Key was off and cleaned behind my fridge/freezer and all down the walls and on top of the cupboards etc - a job I hate doing and didn't have to do for the first Christmas in 40 years - I have always done it before.#

Then walking Benny he was so good with me and Korin (have booked up for paw pounders again next week) as a pre christmas treat for him as he loved it so much before.

Then at 3 pm we went to Keirs - and Key helped Keir put their stuff up in the loft and then we went to the 3D scan of Luna Rose Antoinette - beautiful name for a beautiful baby, I couldn't help my eyes running again ha ha .


She is the spit of Alison, with mine and Keirs nose - I hope that she also looks a bit like Keir, I miss my kids being kids - being babies.

then on the early evening we went to the Ladybridge again for a meal - with Keir and Ali and baby bump - it wasn't a marvellous meal - but it was a festive atmosphere and everyone else enjoyed their meals, but it was also pretty expensive.  No other Christmas meals then.

just got to get keir his christmas present now and a couple of things for one for ali and a couple more for Key for his christmas stocking, then next weekend i have to get them all wrapped.  Korin has the most presents which is normal as she still lives at home.

all in all it's been a lovely weekend.  

Happy Christmas to everyone - and me and mine.  I hope it's a good one.



Thursday, 8 December 2016

In January 2016...................

Henny and Margeet on the Netherlands Inchies Group were arranging to do a book each month of 10 inchies themed for the month and show each other on 15th of the month what they had come up with - well we all got involved and so each 15th of the month we showed our 10 inchies with the theme.

January - Winter
February - Valentine (of course)
March - Afternoon Tea
April - Flowers
May Animals.
June - Stamping
July - Summer-time
August - The Best of Holland/Brittain
September - Magazines/Media
October - Halloween (of course)
November - Black and White
December - Whatever happens in December !

here are mine - still need to make the front and back covers but doubt that will EVER be done.

New book starts on 15th December for January upload.


Monday, 5 December 2016

Monday I got Friday on my mind !

Can't wait until Christmas to have a week off work, I know I only do 3 hours a day but it's so bloody miserable working in that fucking office.

Monday morning and I am already fed up knowing I am prepping again and that they will have left loads for me to do in those 3 hours.  I wish I could pack up work, but know that my £600 a month helps considerably, although I could cut down drastically if I didn't have it, however, my wrist and thumb are hurting again and so I couldn't do my reflexology.  Fate has a habit of giving us lots of twists and turns.

Anyway, better get showered I supposed and get my arse to work as it's now 8 oclock and I should be drying my hair let alone sitting on this bloody computer typing away/

Key at shop for 3 days !  -  bloody iced up big time out there too.

good news is that Keir and Ali did the baby nursery and it looks good already.  I worry though she is doing too much being 7.5 months pregnant.


love their house too - wish I was settled in a little house like this too, hardly any cleaning and basic and keep everything to a minimum.


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Feeling Christmasy

So we went shopping at the Fort shopping centre in Birmingham................ got there early and it was GREAT .............. everything just seemed to gel and we managed to buy quite a bit which we needed as Christmas presents.  Korin has bought me some lovely boots can't wait to be able to wear them.  Got all of Korins and part of Keys and know what we are getting Keir and Ali and that is all we buy, so nothing to worry about at all.

Then we came home for a quick sarnie and then took Benny to Paw Pounders - OMG he loved being off the lead he looked like a proper sheep dog and ran and ran and ran - he LOVED LOVED LOVED it and we loved being there with him, it was quite emotional.


The Mr Benny Boo Boo 





Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday night and not everything is OK

Every Friday afternoon Marian and I would have an hour long chat - or thereabouts.  Obviously that isn't going to be ever again and I must admit I missed the chat this afternoon.  I will not be sad, she is the liar and untrustworthy.  Love and hate are so closely linked and at this moment in time I really hate her for what she has done.


Thursday, 1 December 2016

I really have got to got to got to lose some weight

Felt really big although I wasn't according to the scales.

Feel better for being less negative without Marian in my life, I didn't realise what a loser she was all those years and all that moaning to me making me feel negative every bloody day, she had a sad life - not a bad life, but a sad life being married to that bastard - well two bastards together eh.

1st December, in the past I have lost 6lb's in one week on Slimming world the week before Christmas so I could if I really tried lose 8 - 10lb's before Christmas if I just stuck at it properly.  Got to try so hard.

Denise came over today to work.  I rang that woman every other day after her partner died and she always said I will ring you and she never did ..................... and again I would ring her to make sure she was OK.  Why do I give people so many chances ????  NO MORE.  She said again, I will ring you Yeah Yeah Yeah - I'm NOT ringing her she can go spin on it.

No more chances for people who treat me like shit.


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Marian OMG you are a Bastard

so so sorry for the Bastard 'bit' .......

my cousin and I would have said a few years ago my best friend................is no longer in my life.

I'm not sad  - I'm more angry.  But I suppose that I think that she will never be in my life again because of her lies does sadden me a little.

We had been best friends/cousins more like sisters for 25 + years and no longer will that be, I won't be able to forgive her NEVER.

Goodbye Marian

nearly the end of November - Christmas here we come

I have very little enthusiasm for Christmas this year.  Sad to say.

But the good news is that Kier and Alison have moved into their little house -and they've got it looking like home within a few days - fantastic.  Only problem is that they needed to borrow a further £1300 to get in there and although we let them have the money it's been difficult for us as we have spent such a lot of money this year on various things and our bank balances are very low.  So New Year we will have to tighten our belts.

I am so happy they are happy though

My poor daughter is having difficulties with 'so called friends' - friends that only really want her when they NEED her and when she needs people they don't want to know.

I really wish you could go and buy best friends from best friends shops.  I'd probably buy myself a couple at the same time.

my reflexology has gone down the pan again as my thumb was so bad, although I haven't piled on the pounds and have remained the same my shape has changed drastically and my stomach seems huge.

I feel tired every day....................hopefully just a blip in my diabetes, maybe.......hopefully nothing else.  I feel sad too.....................maybe because I am home by 12.30 pm and really have nothing to do in the afternoons apart from housework, I really need to get some decorating done again, i kinda gone off it after the wardrobes were fitted in my bedroom and the ensuite was finally finished.

AND I have lost my best friend ??????  in another post i will explain.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Happy Birthday to You Happy Birthday to you

Keirs 29th Birthday, how time flies by, wish we could go back a few years.  BUT we have the excitement of a baby on the way and I am so looking forward to being a Nanny - I just hope they stay together, he gets into such moods with Ali and it upsets her and us - went for a lovely meal the Whittington Arms near Lichfield, but ate too much, had lost 2lb's this week and no doubt have regained it again by tonight after a bad eating weekend.  Ah well, I can EASILY lose half a stone for Christmas I know I can.


Monday, 24 October 2016

OMGOODNESS WHAT A WEEK

Keirs house - ??? - lots of question marks.  supposed to be leaving - moving out of the rented place on 28th - that aint gonna happen, or it will happen and they will have to move here ! (but since all this worry over the last week the landlord has extended the tenancy by two weeks) thank goodness, and the house will be 'signed for' on Thursday this week.

Last thursday at work Keir was accused of stealing -  another OMG that WOULD never happen, he would NEVER steal, I know my son.  it was a mix up - and the head of security apologised on the Friday and hopefully everything is OK.  he has a new job - that is marvellous but you wonder what the next 'worry' is going to be.

We went to Merry Hill to get Keir his birthday present, we paid for Santa Pod tickets already £55 and bought him a hoody £50 - and we shall take him and Ali for a meal for his birthday if he wants to go - and then we have the deposit on the house to pay for him and Ali - I think enough is enough and now we have to close the bank of mom and dad - no more borrowing - no more giving money away.

I love my kids but enough is enough.

then finally I got my wardrobes erected today - the bank of wardrobes are mahoosive and lovely and so beautifully spacious and really well constructed and sturdy (apart from the back panels( which I wasn't happy about but in the shop the wardrobe was completely up against the wall, mine has the skirting board in front of it - so obviously there is movement.  Either way I love the wardrobes and I have loads and loads and loads of clothes in there that I cannot wear because I am too big - I need to lose a stone and so the challenge is on to lose a stone for Christmas 7 weeks and counting - and i would be able to wear a lot of those clothes hanging in my nice new wardrobes.  There it is then, in a nutshell.  I won't return to class but I will go back on SW at home and lose this bloody weight once and for all.

Was off sick last Friday and Annual Leave today (monday) that didn't look good did it !!!!  either way it's been a nice long weekend and i REALLY DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK TOMORROW ESPECIALLY AS MY 'OTHER HALF' AT WORK HAS TOLD ME WE ARE ON SCANNING - BORING BORING BORING.



Wednesday, 12 October 2016

been away for a few days

only to weston super mare but stayed in a lovely hotel. met up with dave and jenny after 25 years............  where did 25 years go. good to meet up. spent a lot of money too. gotta spend less again now..... my wardrobes come on 25th .............. still got loads decorating to do and absolutely no help whatsoever !!!!! and at the moment now enthusiasm either!!!!



and cheddar gorge was fantastic



I look at my beautiful daughter

and feel sadness................because she needs someone lovely in her life, not necessarily a man as a partner but someone who is there for her, take her for a meal, take her to the zoo, come round for a sit and chat, someone to laugh with etc.  She has no one really, her so called best friend only ever contacts her when SHE needs korin.  i feel so sorry for Korin, I wish I could buy friends i would buy her a couple of really decent ones.

AND then, i would also like her to meet someone really nice who would love her as much as she loves them.  Someone to set up home with, someone to have holidays with, someone to relax with and maybe have children with.  I hope I see the day.

i look at my beautiful son

and feel sadness................I don't think he is doing well - the stress of waiting for the house to go through and the baby on the way and his GF not doing much in the house.  I feel sorry for him that she doesn' cook him a meal to come home to - I'm not the old fashioned type that thinks he should have a meal to come home to every night of the week, but it really wouldn't hurt one or two nights a week to think'what shall I cook for him tonight to come home to' - and he hasn't been doing much cooking either at the weekends for her to come home to.  I hope they are happy, I really do.


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Another hectic Saturday

and I ache all over ................... the vinyl finally put down in the en-suite - 12 months ago we had that leak and it ruined the old vinyl.  We have done so much in the house over the last few months, I say 'we' that is the Royal we because it really is me that does everything - or arranges for men to come in and do the work etc.  Nightmare really as I would love some help.  Finding things difficult recently, and as I said today I ache all over after dismantling the bed to clean underneath as my bed is so heavy it is difficult to move much easier to dismantle it and put it back together again;  ha ha 'she says'.

Tomorrow ordering the mosaic tiles for the splash back in the kitchen as its not tiled and has marked badly with cooking etc.................something else that I have to sort but at least Key will have to tile I don't think I could do that.

Still waiting on the wardrobes.....................and still have the en-suite to emulsion and decorate the half bedroom where the wardrobes are going.  Have to do things bit by bit these days.  Wish I had the energy to do it all - and do as much as I used to do.  Even when I have booked days off work to do decorating I don't have the energy to decorate all day.  Ah well, such is life.


Love the floor but still got to paint the wall.


how beautiful are these mosaics 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

you cant have good things all the time you have to have balance

Poor Sebastian Died today - a car hit him right by Keirs and Alis home,  they didnt know, they didn't sleep well and this morning at 8 am someone contacted them to tell them they had took his body to the vets locally.  how sad, he was such a lovely cat.


RIP LITTLE MAN

Sunday, 11 September 2016

knackered

you do not realise when you get older how much 'work' takes it out of you.  So I tied myself in knots trying to get in my little en-suite to decorate (gloss paint) all around the woodwork and under the sink etc, my goodness last night and this morning i really ached.

then today had the vinyl man come to quote as the floor (after the leak) drove me mad for the last 6 months - can't wait until it's all done, going to give it a real blast this week to get everything finished before the vinyl fitting on Saturday - I hope.

Then me and Korin went to Argos to get her a new mattress - one of these that folds into my small car - you unwrap it and it springs to life as it's a foam one - very comfortable but don't know if it will last very long.

Then we went to the baby scan to find our FIRST grandchild will be a girl.  I pray things are OK and they move into their new little house and have a wonderful family life together.

Then we went to the Harvester for a meal - my goodness I was almost knackered by then.

THEN we went to mothercare and we (Key and I) bought them the bedroom furniture for the nursery, beautiful items - which I hope they appreciate.  Well Keir rang and said thank you - we can't keep doing this though - we aren't a bottomless pit of money.

Then I had to come home and walk dog.  Cook for Key, Morrisons order and finally relax.

knackered as the heading says.

It's a GIRL

and I don't mind one little bit.  Alison was so happy to have a girl......... all I pray is that the baby is fine and well and a beautiful little girl will make the family complete for them - well for now.  A few weeks and they will be settled in their new home and a number of weeks later they will be welcoming their baby girl.  Can't wait.


Friday, 9 September 2016

Sex of the baby scan

we didn't find out the cord was between the babys legs but the sonographer kinda intimated that it's a boy.....................which I am very pleased with, although I know that Alison wanted a little girl because of all the little dresses and beautiful clothes you can get for a girl - having said all that I also think it's because they already have a grandchild of a boy !  -  I hope it's a boy.  Another scan on Sunday will hopefully let us know, although I really feel that it should be a surprise on the day.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Sex of the baby scan ....................... can't wait

Keir said tonight that Mina had asked if I wanted to be present at the scan which she has paid for to find out the sex of the baby.......................I think this is very nice of her as I dreaded finding out via Minas facebook page later on the Sunday.  Hope I do get to go and find out - so excited.

Hate jordan and the people at work

constantly asking if I want cake and sweets and biscuits ................. I have said time and time and time again that I am diabetic and PLEASE do not keep asking if i want bisccuits and cakes etc, so they say EVERY TIME, Gill I'm not going to ask you but if you want one - how fucking stupid are they, how fucking nasty are they, sick sick sick of it all.  So I called HIM in and with other Supervisor and have basically said if it doesn't stop then I shall have to take it to Occy Health.  Whether they will bother doing anything AGAIN I don't know, just so fed up and Supervisors - well they wouldn't be able to organise a piss up in a brewery.  So annoyed.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

I am so so excited ................ I'm going to be a Nanny !

Nanny B - we have known for a few weeks now, but not able to say anything, so proud and so happy.  This is the first scan picture, unfortunately I didnt' realise how thin the plasticy-paper was they print the scan on to so you can see the double sided tape underneath.  BUT I am very excited.




Hummed and AR'd about wardrobes.

Starplan didn't come...................basically gave me a quote over the phone of nearly £2000 and I couldn't see anything of what they could do etc, so said no.  I cannot believe that people won't come out to quote and give you a plan of what they might do.  Bad service.

Then to top it all Betta Living in Tamworth - disgusting - the woman wanted to know everything including my shoe size basically and then added insult to injury to get my husband to be at the quote so they could go ahead with the buying - archaic and down right rude - told them where to go in no uncertain terms.

So DREAMS beds - they do lovely wardrobes but not fitted ones.  So I eventually have chosen a large large wardrobe for my bedroom which leaves around 10cm all the way around but have saved 'at least' £1000 as this one is only £800 plus I didn't have to buy it outright, which I was going to do - so saved pennies, had finance at just £40 a month for 20 months interest fee - wowsers all round, but hope it's nice when it arrives and looks good in my bedroom having the gap all the way around.  fingers crossed I have chosen wisely.


this is the wardrobe, well it's not, mine will be Walnut colour and mirrored - love it 


Thursday, 4 August 2016

OH my OH my !

So Keir has asked me to go help them get the house 'straight' for viewings as their bought house may be through as early as October.  No upwards chain, no downwards chain.  I love that little house and hope they'll be really happy there.

I really don't mind helping at all...................I always feel happier being involved in their lives, but at 60 I don't have the up and go like i used to.....................I hate working - albeit only 3 hours a day but with travelling in and home it's 4 hours a day, plus I seem to be at Morrisons like a 2nd home even though there is only 3 of us at home.

Anyway,  i will go and help them sort through their stuff - Keir to get the gardens up to date and bathrooms and i shall do the kichen and lounge and all the downstairs, clean windows etc etc.

Hopefully the landlord will let them out the deal - FINGERS CROSSED.

AND today, I have my gardener coming and my hair being done ....................... tomorrow Star Plan coming along to see if it is possible for me to have mirrored wardrobes fitted - hope so anyway.


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Rainbows

me and korin driving home from Sutton tonight, drove under this, it was so vibrant and lovely,  makes you feel happy to see a rainbow.


Sunday, 31 July 2016

Keirs little house. Love it.

wish it were mine actually


12.3 !!!!

just seen on my old blogger account that back in april 2012 I was 12,3 so haven't changed, how frustrating.

Got my new laptop.

yay

not done an awful lot except helping keir to get a house - more news to come can't yet.

and July is over today.........................how quickly has this year gone


this is my 'betwinchie' a day for a whole year - have kept up to date but struggling to do it - just seem to have lost a lot of my mojo again again again.  since I moved up to this scrap room I think - too far to walk up two flights of stairs I think - lazy cow.  

got to get back on to slimming world and lose a stone - really really really want to lose a stone.



Friday, 1 July 2016

So lost without my laptop

Hope to get a new one this weekend so I can print again and upload some pics again etc it has been awful. Have been on holiday to new quay Cornwall it was rainy but lovely and so needed ..... came home and it's full steam ahead to get keir and Ali a new home now really.  Love them can't wait for them to be settled they may have to move in with us for a while too. Just finished my more than inches for June may have to upload when I have a laptop. Anyway just a quick update.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Two days annual leave

Yay - but I've wasted both days !!

had this come


very cute size of a twinchie - excellent as a background but I think too expensive at £4.

Don't want to goa  back to work tomorrow really.  But I know I have to.

Drama yesterday as we had CCTV fitted on Wednesday last week - Key had the electrician put the password in as our normal household password but it wouldn't work - took two hours to get the a new password by ringing the company.

have joined in with the De Craftori Summer Challenge - a post per day all free - don't know IF I'm enjoying it as I'm not really a Art Journaling person - I try but nothing seems to come out very well for me.

Finished off Inchies and Twinchies for the Nederlands group - joining the Christmas ones and that will be it - I'm fed up doing the same old same old really.

Spent far too much money and holiday a week on Sunday - still got to get a few bits of clothes as I have put weight on - IF I was good I could be 5 lbs lighter by my holiday, will give it a go - I think but as I keep saying that time and time again, I don't really hold out much hope.


Monday, 30 May 2016

Bank Holiday Weekend again

nice 3 day weekend.

did a bit of crafting - finished the twinchies for the houses swap with Anky .............. Had a family BBQ on Saturday night and it was a good night everyone was happy.  Sunday got up to date with shopping and washing and houework and a bit more crafting ............... watched a film with Key


it was good - had a lie in til 9 am !  Key worked though.  Bank Holiday Monday had every intention of going to Weston Park again - I think I have said that for the last 4 - maybe 5 bank holidays and we never get there.  BUT it would mean 3-5 house away from Benny again and maybe £25 to go in and see around the house and there was a Food fesitval/market on meant eating too too much again and already struggling to lose a few pounds before we go away in a fortnights time.  Soooooooooooo decided to walk Benny in Dosthill park and he LOVED it !  got in and out and in and out the car easily and it was an enjoyable experience for everyone, well me and Korin as Key went fishing or NOT as the case may be, forgot it was the BOWER weekend at Lichfield so he had no where to park for Stowe Pool and then he drove back to Tamworth and didn't like the two places where he could fish - so he needs to go fishing next Sunday on his day off lets pray for better weather then, the sunday after we go on our holidays.  Looking forward to that,  I really am.




Benny in the car today, he was such a good boy !

A picture I bought from Argos for my craft room, it's like a 'scrapped' picture so it was ideal for the wall in there ........



Friday, 27 May 2016

Last Nederlands swap for a while

gotta get housework, decorating, a holiday and goodness knows what else done over the next couple of months and feel in the mood to do it !  so sending this Twinchie House Swap and then not doing anything more for a couple of months.


spooky house


Stripey House


love your house 


On the Beach


Happy Home


The Pink House


"The Cats Home"


Make a house into a home


Gliterarti - very shiney Twinchie


Circus Life 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Last but one Nederlands Swap - Twinchie Silhouettes

Was going to do some stamping but found it really difficult - I'm not a good stamper despite hundreds of stamps, maybe I should get rid of them as I only end up really frustrated because they always turn out not very well.

But silhouettes so I printed them from the internet and made these - will send them in the next day or two.

 

just the twinchie houses to make now and then a 
rest for a few - number of weeks whilst I make the house tidy and decorated and the like, I hope. and have a nice relaxing holiday too.

Friday, 20 May 2016

another layout

always loved this photo of Key and Korin - she is such a cutie - can't believe 25 years has sped by but I say that about nearly every photo I scrap these days, time is just rushing by .............


Monday, 16 May 2016

work is still shite - and getting worse

with a supervisor who really doesn't know what he is doing,,,,,,,,,pathetic, has no people skills whatsoever has been told 3 times already he is condescending - I think I would question myself if that was the case.  Awful.  nearly 8 am and I really do not want to get ready and go to work and I only work 3  hours.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Down in the dumps kinda weekend

I bought Curtains for the lounge and do not like them - I realy should take them back down and take them back to the shop I bought them from as there is a pull in one curtain which is very noticeable when the sun shines through but I changed the curtains over and the pull is now behind the TV so it's not noticeable, is it because I know it is there - or is it because I just dont like the curtains - I do not know - I think it could be that they are so plain in comparison to my normal choice - usually have flowers or stripes or darker colours for the winter etc - I just don't know what to do don't feel i have the energy to take the curtains down agian - I might go rescue the plastic bag they were from etc and then take them down next weekend, but I need curtains because of the dog - all a worry really, supposed could go to dunelm mill next weekend and buy more curtains before taking these down and taking them back,  what a dilema.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Work is Shite

I cannot begin to tell you how I am NOT enjoying ANY day at work at the moment.  Some days are more tolerable than others but generally I am hating my job again.  I have to go to pay for my car which is nearly £200 a month .................. & the remainder £350 pays the shop loan ............. as I figure I can pack up my job in about 18 months time - so I just have to survive until then.  How the others cope every day in such a negative and sometimes hostile environment I do not know.  Watching the younger ones playing about and using mobiles phones all the time - checking messages and sending texts - going on Facebook on their phone etc - ridiculous.  I would join in but I know if I did I would be caught red handed and I've always been a bit of a wimp when it comes to 'tellings off' ha ha - I'm 60 and shouldn;t really give a flying FUCK if they want to sack me they can !

12 month book with Nederlands Inchie group (May) - Animals.


loved this butterfly papers which I found AFTER I did the butterfly swap, would have been great to use on that swap.  never mind


AND the first inchie was a butterfly one but didn't know if butterflies are 'animals' - probably not - more like creatures ???  non the less I enjoyed this little project for the 12 month book with the Nederlands Inchie Group ladies. 

Friday, 6 May 2016

Butterfly swap with the Nederlands.

here they are - BETWINCHIES - between an inchie and a twinchie - one and a half inchies - I always called these 'more than inchies' - they're butterflies - obviously and will be sending at the weeknd.


not doing Slimming World

but not gaining weight - but it's stressing me out - really want to lose another stone - holiday in 5 weeks time - could EASILY do half a stone, but keep messing about with the plan and eating stuff that I shouldn't.  MUST must must get on and do this, for my sanity.

work is slightly better !

But how long for I dont know, it's been nice that the supervisor hasn't been in all week, which makes me ask the question - do we REALLY need a supervisor ?  Although the 'young ones' in the office have played on their mobile phones and talked a lot and had copious amounts of coffee and tea and basically not done an awful lot - so the supervisor will be back next week - which is a pity as the atmosphere has been very much more relaxed...................he is a whirling dervish (very very hyper) and stresses me out when he is around me.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Moved up to the top of the house and couldn't use the room because of the heat

had to shell out a further £170 to have this fitted so I can use the room, it was sweltering awful...... Hope it improves up 'here' now.


it has improved, but the right hand side of the blind has bowed and the wires come a bit loose - so now I have to recontact them to come back and tighten things up a bit