21 Nov 2009

The cats Pyjamas

I love cats, I miss my cat lots, but this is just way too funny to keep to myself.

19 Nov 2009

Chili outside and Chili inside too

Now the days are drawing in and I'm not heading out too much I'm listening to my music a lot more and as usual it goes in phases so I've decided to slip back into my Chili's phase.

Keeping the Status Quo

I can't believe it, I can't wait to tell my friend too who is Australian and a huge fan too that Rolf Harris and the mighty Status Quo are teaming up to release a Christmas song. It's great now I know what to get her for Christmas.

Creme of the crop

I love creme eggs they are btiiliant.
Not too happy at the moment that Kraft want to buy Cadbury's and Cadbury's Creme Egg has always had a ring to it for me so the thought of a Kraft Creme egg churns my stomach.


17 Nov 2009


My ebay experiment is going OK so far, I've only sold a couple of things and so far I've made about a quarter of my money back and only sold 3 out of the 20 items I purchased. In the next few days the remaining 3 items that I put on there will expire, I'll either wait for a free listing day and relist with a few more of the items I have, but at a lower price than before or with no reserve and see how they go. Really I'm treating this as a learning experience, I think next time I will put fewer things on but more frequently with the idea of handling less items.

16 Nov 2009

Going Mental

When it comes to Christmas I'm usually really well organised, I have saved and saved and I even bought a load of presents during the January sales so have 90% of the gofts for this year..... all this and I'm still stuck for what to buy people, I just seem to have a mental block......

12 Nov 2009


I really need to get organised.
Last year by november Christmas was all sown up, most of the presents and gifts for people where bought, cards where written, money saved and plans made, so far I have exactly 0% of all that done, OK I have some coins put away which I susually use to buy stamps at the supermarket as during December you get extra ££'s for a full book. There have almost always been times in my life where I have had to stretch every single penny out to it's maximum so I've always put a £1 coin away every month as it really helps take the bite out of Christmas.

9 Nov 2009

This is an OUTRAGE!!!

We have to do more to protect children from these very dangerous individuals, what is the government doing, why wont they do more to protect children from these evil fiends.


Politicians are always talking about Broken Britain but while these individuals are allowed to get away with such heinous acts.... I just don't know how anyone can sleep safe at night.

Two children were acting up in a rowdy manner, basically acting like a pair of kids; an MGP (Member of the General Public) was there dually chastised the two children. It now transpires this MGP was also known to the two and was related by parentage i.e. she was their Mother. Thank god there was an Off duty policeman around who with quick thinking and bravery, secretly followed her and her children to their residence and once all evidence was gathered made a full report, why the diligence of this officer wasn't rewarded with a medal and some sort of commendation I just do not know!

But it's shocking that it took the rest of the local Constabulary 6 weeks to put all the pieces together and tackle this dangerous individual, the officers colleagues should feel rightly ashamed at they're total lack of zeal in apprehending this offender.... what happened to "Zero Tolerance?" I hear you cry...

Well when Justice does eventually move it moves swiftly, two officers were promptly dispatched to the home of the suspect where they could question her... phew!!! Finally someone acted.

Nevertheless.... her conduct has been noted and is on record with the Local Authorities and will remain so for the next 14 years... 14 years? this is an OUTRAGE!!!!!!... What does it take before someone acts, whatever next, a sore smack on the hand to stop a child from touching a hot cooker ring, the humiliation a child has to endure when a parent spits in a hanky to remove grime from a child’s face... I just don't know what's wrong with these people.

I must write to the local MP, bring back the stocks, bring back hanging... A flogging is too good if you ask me.

8 Nov 2009


I've never been good and finding words to express myself, and when I need them and they're not there I turn to poetry.
This morning I recieved some sad news.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Remembrance Sunday

Today is Remembrance Sunday and this year the same as every year since I was a child I went to the Cenotaph along with a lot of other people, I buy a Poppy and listen to the music, the parades and listen to some of the readings.
I was never in the service, I used to be in the Army Cadet Force when I was you and it was a huge turning point for me and instilled values of good citizenship that I still follow today. I go because lots of my friends did join up, some have come home, some haven't.

"When you go home, tell them of us and say,
for their tomorrow, we gave our today"

Whatever you think of the conflicts going on around the globe, no matter what you may think of those fighting in them, these are still real people fighting and dying, Remember that, before moralising on the rights and wrongs of these conflicts or passing judgment on them.

Please buy a poppy.

6 Nov 2009


At last, a weekend when I don't have work interfering, no phones ringing, no managers wanting this that or the next thing being done, just me, the TV, the remote, 6 DVD's I've been trying to watch for 3 months, no one around and peace and quiet....


No the phone rings.......

I will send my parents a card telling them how well they raised me and explaining the colourful use of the Queens English I demonstrated to my caller....... last time that person ever makes a wrong number I assure you.

5 Nov 2009

Going out with a bang

I love Guy fawkes night..... Guy Fawkes we commemorate the failure of the gunpowder plot. The treasons attempt by Mr Guido Fawkes and Co to blow up the Houses of Parliament and assassinate the then ruling Monarch..

Just one problem

Why do I feel like commiserating.....?

Oh Yeah....... Taxes

Wooo Hoooo?

Sold another case on ebay.... I have to admit though that even with a lot of preperation it can be a lot of hassle. One item I still have no idea if it's recieved yet, the person was previously very uncommunicative and also I really don't want to lose my 100% rating over a missing package when I know I did everything right..... no matter what anyone says... in the U.K. it is pretty rare considering the volume of mail sent for things to go missing. The Royal Mail even has it's own Department to deal with theft and people interfering with the mail.

4 Nov 2009


So far my forray into the world of ebay is going ok, sold 2 items all paid for, just waiting for the dreaded confirmation that they have been recieved. and one waiting to see if they are interested in buying something else I put on there. Basically I have been a little reckless, I set myself a goal this year to try and be a bit more fearless and take risks. So I went to an auction, bought a load of stuff (About £300) and I want to try and shift it on Ebay. I don't want to lumber people with second hand junk so I'm testing everything and being as honest as possible, yes I want to sell it, but I don't want people feelinf ripped off either. hopefully I will break even, or at best end up a little richer, all funds will pay off the credit card bill I acquired amassing this stuff and hopefully a little left over to go towards Xmas.

3 Nov 2009


I am not liking these cold mornings! You roll out of a nice warm bed, pull the blankets back, feet on the floor then you scream from the cold! In a blink of an eye the weather has snapped into winter and I am not liking it to much at all!
I need more then a water bottle to keep me warm at night, it has been an idea or putting a fire under my bed but I am sure that the insurance will not cover me if they know it was a camp fire just to keep me warm and lets not even think about what the neighbours would say!
Winter, I love you but not so much in the mornings!

2 Nov 2009

How long?!?!

How long till xmas!!!

I'm having panic attacks.... I love shopping and buying presents for other people.
Nothing delights me more than finding a special gift for someone that I know they love and several years later still have and gives them fond memories. That's more important to me than giving a present or the religious side of things, I always like to have a positive influence on peoples lives. So I have to get moving, I've been too snowed under with work that when I did ave some time off I enjoyed just doing nothing.... now I need to get cracking...


This is one of the places I visited in Holland called Valkenburg which had these amazing caves that I can't wait to go back and see properly and the town was beautiful. When we all got there , they were doing stone carvings in the street and they looked amazing, The stone is so soft and pourous they could make all kinds of shapes from them and there was still the remains of the shelfish from what was once a sea bed centuries ago.

So it begins

I've had such a relaxing time that I have done absoluetely nothing at all to blog about. I like blogging but I can see that too much relaxation can be detramental to my blog so I'm going to try and think of something to get me motivated over the next few days. There's loads of stuff I did in Holland but I didn't take any pictures.... mainly ate liquorice, Stamppot and lots of soked sausage.... yum.... so will try and recall some of that before it becomes too distant a memory