Thursday, September 29

Dressing up.

Sooo, i never reeeelly played dress up much as a kid. I am making up for it. I now have, a bat mask,acat mask and a generic silver mask,I have bat ears, bunny ears and devilhorns and bat wings, a red cloak with grey fur lining, that i made myself, a medievel under dress and a medieval blood soaked over gown, home made, some generic peasent costume, a sleection of frilly goth/pirate shirts and a long pink pvc sirt with a crusades cross on the front and no sides toit. I tthink that's everything. I also have full goth make up. Oh an da LARP (live action role play) meat cleaver.
I think that's everything. It's not much of a dress up box, but its a start. *grins*

Just wanted to share. Doyou play dress up?

Buzzing like a fox!

It's ok Munky, i'm not crazy, i'm eccentric. Mwah!

So I am busy breakfasting on a tall caramel macchiatto, skimmed milk, extra shot, to go and a skinny muffin. Yummy. I love Starbucks, they brought frothy coffee to my world and now everything is rosy.
So, today is, thursday, it's pay day, it's another gorgeous bright day, it's all good.

Gonna share an email i got today, I hope you enjoy it, i reckon it should apply for guys too.

Purple Hats!In honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer. Here is an angel sent to watch over you. Pass this on to five women that you want watched over. If you don't know five women to pass this on to, one will do just fine.
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.
" There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."But mostly, given another shot at life,
I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it, live it and never give it back.
Stop sweating the small stuff.Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally.
I hope you all have a blessed day.
Beautiful Women's Month
Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school looking like this!)
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she's going out anyway.
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway.
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.
Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: She looks at herself &sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.Send this on to all the women you are grateful to have as friends. Maybe we should all grab that purple hat earlier. Please send this to five phenomenal women today in celebration of Beautiful Women's Month. If you do, something good will happen: you will boost another woman's self esteem.

Wednesday, September 28

The Kirkley Gossip Pages

ok i was gonna scan these but the print quality when i ran them off all those years ago was too poor and they don't come out, so until i figure out a better solution i am gonna have to try to reproduce them hear, spelling mistakes and all. Wish me luck folks. :)

Fri 3rd Jan 1997
Well welcome back to all of you, and I can say that safe in the knowledge that you are indeed all back to be reading this. So how was your Christmas? Actually judging from the phone calls I have received they were as dull, dissapointing, argument filled and lifeless as mine. This begs the question why then am I the only one who kept the going home thing to five days? FOOLS! Still back we all are and as now we giggle nervously at the door of '97, looking hopefully at the bed of a fresh start and fumbling clumsily with the bra strap of new dreams there is but one questiononall our lips, who will rid this new year of its gossip virginity? Well not being one to dissapoint,the gossip pages are open for business after a short break for the holiday season. Scandal was a little short on the ground, resulting in the editor (me) having to go out there and make the storys happen (that's my excuse and i'm sticking to it). Adele however was the first to makeit into this years news, the fruit has gone batty, he obviously doenst know what he's got, we love you sweety. A little warning for any of you of the male persuation, lock your doors, bolt them, no matter what you hear don't open them til morning, the psycho bitch is after new blood(literally). To all the regulars of Trillians, may the Lord have mercy on your souls. I think that's all I need to include, I know the phones ahve been buzzing with all the othernot very intersting stuff thats gone on. All the new information gained as people return, is coming to a computer screen near you soon. Hope 1997 is a good one for everyone, from a personal point of view it can't get much worse that 1996. Remember 0191 285 3144 the girls are back in town, just ask for the witch.
Adele - heres to Monday, we'll give them somethingto talk about!
Rachel - how was Ireland, fall for any ofthose gorgeous accents?
Jolande - bet its good to be back. hope you didnt smuggle any clogs through customs (just loads of red stuff)
Jamie & Burt - stop moping now boys and go to it.
Ekim & Seb - thought you were rid of us? No chance. we're back and there will be no rest for the wicked
Alan - Hows the techno fear going. come on join in the freak show

The Witch of Kirkley Lodge

Well i think that is pretty faithfull, spelling and grammer errors are mostly original altho i may have added a few of my own. :)
The psycho bitch is me and this covers the break up with my first boyfriend, that may have been fairly well hidden to the untrained eye, but the gang will all recognise the signs.

Another installment will interupt normal proceedings soon. xxx


ok, soI have now amended the settings so Nikki can post her sarcastic comments instead of emailing them to me. ;)

De Clutter Bug

Ok so I am a horder (no sh*t sherlock) and aa total pack rat. Last night i indulged in a mix of nostalgia and decluttering.I threw away a stack of old cards, letters, odds and sods that don't make me happy. I love that Nanna and i write to each other, but i don't reeeeelly need to keep them al face it. I did the customery ex boyfriend junket, ditching old love notes, cards and stuff, it's something i do when i move on into a new relationship and having uncovered the stuff i figured it was over due.
I keep gifts and a few select items, just not every scrap of paper yeah?
I sorted some photos and threw away momentos of unhappy things, and generally i am feeling better.
I also uncovered a selection of old "Gossip Sheets" authored by the Kirkley witch. Those that have survived well enuff in tact may find themselves scanned and posted here over the next few days.


ok, here goes

7 things i want to do before i die:
Have children
See much more of the world
Get my Masters degree
Move to a place with a few acres and have animals
Buy a fixer upper and fixer upper it
Be Mrs something

7 things i cannot do:
Let something go that is bugging me
Complicated mental arithmatic
Fix the roof myself
Play the drums
Cook a Souffle

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex
Strength (emotional)
Good strong capable hands
Adventurous spirit

7 things i say often
Oh god not the wallpaper again, damn rabbit
Hey kids i'm home (to the furbabies)
Miss you

7 Celebrity crushes
Alan Rickman
Angelina Jolie
Johnny Depp
Clive Barker
Vin Diesl
Anthony Head
Brad Pitt

Wonder what these will be in a few years?

Tuesday, September 27

end of summer

So Matlock 2 came and went. It was fabulous. We had fires and food and groundfrost and walks and booze and pubs and rounders and bucket fishing and all round good times.
I am sad to see summer finally end. I know some of the others will take it harder, at least i have some winter projects int he house to look forward to.

In the meant time, we are barely into autumn and already Christmas party plans are taking shape at work. My response to this is, as always, to make lists, pressie and card lists etc. I am planning the finances and getting all the address checks done. i feel super organised. Christmas will be run with military precision this year. :)

Monday, September 26

Lesley or Leslie?

Which is the female version?
I have a blindspot about this name.

My thinking is a bit disjointed today so its as good a time as any for rondom thoughts:

1) Why do people find the offside rule so complicated, do men just explain it badly?
2) I don't really like Jeremy Clarkson, but i find him very funny
3) Who is the Stig?
4) why is christmas stuff in the shops in september?
5) why are periods such a pain?
6) i will never understand people that don't like frogs
7) spiders ARE that creepy and frightening
8) i hate having to plan christmas parties in september, its ridiculous.
9) will i ever learn to stick to budget?
10) Hmmmm.

Thursday, September 22

Matlock take 2.

Well, first time i went to Matlock i got sick and had to leave on the saturday morning, this time M has a bad back, good thing we have the air mattress and arent relying on roll mats!
So wales has been cancelled due to extortionate membership fees to the pistyll rhaeadr site, £20 membership compulsory,then normal camping fees on top, membership lasts a year, hello end of season!! Still given the state on M's car maybe just as well.

We don't need no education!!

ok, well apparently i do.
Last night was the second session of my Autocad City & Guilds (hey, i get an NUS card right). It was good fun, i am enjoying it and although i have been using Cad for a while I never understood what i was doing before, so this could be a really good thing.
This morning at work i have taken a few minutes to start learning about junction layouts for my professional certificate in highways and transport engineering, my god could i be more of a geek, "hey scotty, beam me up". The terrifying thing? I am really enjying it, I actually care about traffic flows and whether a roundabout is better than signals, and where we are gonna fit the cyclists in!
Yikes!!! The other side of all this is that Work get to fight the parents for who ownes my soul now as i have signed the dreaded agreement, if i leave too soon or drop out of the courses i have to pay the fees back. EEK! I guess i am gonna be here till i am old and grey, but hey as long as i have an NUS card i can be old grey and drunk. ;)

Tuesday, September 20


it's been a quiet day, fairly ordinary, so i thought i'd offer a few random thoughts.

Do men really make a bigger fuss about colds than women, or do they make less fuss about the minor sniffles, so we think that's what they are manfluing about?

how did batman pee in that outfit?

what is the roll in rock n roll?

is cotton candy or candy floss the correct name? Or something else?

Monday, September 19

Is there anybody out there?

It feels kinda lonely to keep blogging away like this, just sending it out into the universe with no one to answer. Is it like talking to myself?

Well anyway, I spent the weekend in Scarborough with M and a couple of friends. It was great, we checked out a couple of bars, wandered along the beach, went to rockinthecastle and saw some good live music, some great live music and some very ropey live music, not necc in that order. We ate at Winking Willies fish bar, enjoyed hardy lard filled breakfasts at the B&B, playes the slotties, played mini golf, pool and darts (i am lousy at all three) and finished the whole weekend off with candyfloss in the car on the way back.

Next weekend sees the end of the summer for us with the final camping trip to Wales.

Friday, September 16

Rock paper scissors

Full moon fever has struck the MMB once again and recently there has been some kick up. My response to the situation generally lead to someone telling me that i "rock, paper AND scissors". I love that. And it made me feel good. But it made me think. Who i am now as opposed to who i was, the journey i have made.
What have i done with all the anger? I know i still blow off steam sometimes, but i am not who i used to be.I guess thats a good thing, i dont want to be defined by my temper any more. It's not virtue that makes me so forgiving of things that others dont get past on the board tho, it's my own mistakes, my own flaws. If i can relate to the experiances of someone who is accused of being a monster than would they think the smae of me if they new the journey i had taken? Would they forgive me because i have moved further along the journey?

M came down last night, he has taken the morning off coz we are going to Scarborugh for rockinthecastle later today. It was bliss, my alarm went off, i hit snooze and we cuddled for ten mins till it went off again. I love my man!

Thursday, September 15

rain on me lord pour it down

clean the dirt off this old town
And my word did it!
It's only day two of walking to work, the whole way, and it was perfect weather for it for the first 2 miles, then the heavens opened. I figured its too early in the game to be rained off si i finished the walk and have been drying out at my desk for the last half hour.

In other news, the petrol crises is affecting me even tho i don't drive. So many people are panic buying that my fella can't come down in the week in case he can't get petrol to get to work. He can't get there by public transport.
So we are only seeing each other at weekedns till people get a clue. It sucks. Thank god he got tommorrow off so i have him tonite tho.
Marks mum has told his gran i'm a pagan, which i'm not although it appeals, his gran is very catholic, but apparently she took it in her stride and has asked that if we marry in a field can she have a camping chair. Given the size of his extended family, a field mught be the only place we can all fit so that's good. :) lol. There are no plans to marry just yet tho so more time to sort that one out.

Are there more natural distasters and extreme weather problems than there were when i was a kid or was i just oblivious? I have come across the idea that the world will end in 2012 so many times from so many sources over the years and as we approach it it seems as tho nature is indeed fighting back. I don't really believe in such things but 2012 seems so incongruous, it's not like a new millenium which is bound to bring out the crazies. I shall be glad to get to 2013 in spite of myself i think.

I'm rambling, but the grey skies are making me reflective.

Monday, September 12

these boots are made for walking

well, my weight has been creeping steadily back up, much to my distress. So friday and today i changed tactic a bit and walked two miles into work, I walked to my bus stop, got off early and got some distance in. I hope in time to walk or cycle the whole way. At the moment I only do it coming in in the morning, but in time if I am cycling, obv i will be using the bike to get home too. All in good time tho.
Other than that it's been a lovely but uneventful weekend, Munky bought me a new vacuum, one that actually sucks in!! The buny is getting much better about being handled, I had to pick her up a couple of times over the weekend and i didnt bleed once!! yay!!!

Thursday, September 8

Spam and Cream

Ok first of all Spam - i know we all hate it, but my god, the blog spam is driving me nuts!
The other thing that's driving me nuts is the itching, my hands and feet are worst. I think its an allergy, but mostly its a pain. Anyway, got some cream, should be loads better tommorrow. I hope. Was that TMI?

Ok, so everyone seems to be doing 10 reasons lists at the moment so not to be left out.

Reasons i love Munky
1) he's a Jay and Silent Bob nut
2) he's tall - shallow i know, but it's nice.
3) he makes me laugh
4) he takes my control freakishness and mood swings in his stride (and is gradually lessening them)
5) what's not to like, even mum kind find a fatal flaw (yet)
6) he loves camping and heavy metal concerts
7) he loves me
8) he's a good dad to the furbabies
9) he makes me feel safe
10) he brings out my fluffy side (but we don't talk about that)
I could go on and on but for now that'll do.

Ice cream, chocolate and moving pictures!

Queenie69 and i headed out last night to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, our gothic dream team of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp didn't let us down. The most frequently asked question of the night between us "is it wrong to be thinking of Willy Wonka and liquorice whips?" ;) Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
Sorry, anyway, very enjoyable, would recommend it to all lovers of quirky!
We also pigged out on insane amounts of baskin robbins and i am paying for it on the scales today, so that'll be skinny latte for me this morning.
A nice surprise today, was that the lad who has been doing mornings at Starbucks is getting to know me when i come in and so i get a pleasant chat with my order. He reminds me a little bit of Gerrard Way around the Grin. Always a good way to wake up. :)
My lovely man may or may not make it down tonite, but he's down for the weekend and we have to take the bunny to the vet for her jabs. Could be horrific, i shall be padded up like the michellin man for this!!!

Tuesday, September 6

get the bunny a tin cup

and a harmonica. I swear that wabbit thinks shes a lifer. She runs her teeth along the bars of her hutch door insistant and demanding. I think she'd be quite at home in San Quentin.
We will proof the kitchen for when i am out then she will have a bit more space and no sockets to stick her paws in.

Lots of unrelated thoughts today, i shall share a few.

Why does no one grow gooseberries anymore? I loved them as a kid, just over ripe.

I need to lose weight, not just for my health but because I havent climbed a tree since i was 13 and i wanna!

you Can't do a parachute jump in the uk if you are 17st or over not sure i want to jump out of a plane, but i think i like having the option (just)

check you havent got a key stuck in on your keyboard before phoning IT.

Monday, September 5

heat hell!!!

I can't sleep, I itch all over, the heat is driving me mad!! I get terible heat rash and it makes me crazy!!!!
Please let theheat break soon!!!!!!!

Friday, September 2

sleepless in leicester

aaaargh!!! I sleep so much better with Mark than on my own so the last couple of nights, with the crazy weather and being alone, i've been restless. I took flexi yesterday afternoon and went home and vegged out with the bunny and rats, watched tv, stuffed my face (bad) and tinkered with my site. I would have put the curtain pole up but the chuck was too big.
i feel kinda undone when i am tired, still my munky is over tonite so i should sleep just fine! yay!!!
I'm complaining arent i? I really shouldnt, i am so happy, and everything is so right in my life, i am a little worried about one or two hiccups in marks, but i know he can handle himself. Having to learn i am not crises control in this relationship, he will deal with it, he was just clueing me in. Hah! sometimes I am soooo like my mother!!!