Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Feb Line


Sunday, 29 March 2009

Not going out

So every Monday, I stay around my mums, which called for me to get a bag big enough to fit work clothes in for Tuesdays and also my over night stuff and two lunches etc. i found this beauty in Georgio Primarni for £6, when I first brought it home, both cats tried to get inside, until they realized that there was a Primark paper bag somewhere, which is their favourite place to play/ fight/ use as a stake out point to wait for passing ankles. I still though, have to keep the bag zipped us as they do try and get inside, and I don't think I could explain to my boss why I had Bailey at work.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

A month! i ask you!

So, It has taken me, according to this blog exactly 1 month to loose 2 lbs, thats half the speed I was going at before but I knew the weight loss would get slower the lighter I became. On a less boring note, Ben and I sat at home watching funny stuff last night while drinking, Ben put on Dylan Moran, Monster, and there is a part I particularly like, about french people. View it here, I strongly advise you do!

Friday, 27 March 2009

Knock on wood

We had to take Bailey back to the vets today and we were charged £96 for the pleasure. This is her in the cat box. we had a larger one but it broke so we were forced to use the smaller Argos one, hence the fur poking out! its funny as the cat who we got for free is costing us a lot in bets bills where as Arnold seems to be the picture of health and we have never taken him to the vets (touch wood)

Thursday, 26 March 2009


Milton Keynes is not all bad you know, i think some parts are good, if you look close enough. and also, thoughts please on this.
maybe soon I will start writing interesting things here rather than sharing links, but I have 10 months left to do that.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Wild honey dripping from a tree

I have been invited to a Disney/ characters from children's films themed fancy dress party. I have decided to go as Bagheera so have to make ears and a tail, here are some supplies i have gathered from hobby craft today, I have had to keep the feather trim away from the cats as I'm sure they would love to savage it.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Zoom away

This is Ben's keyboard with his 8-track sat on top. Yet again, today I am totally devoid of things to say so go here and read a good blog. Thank-you.

Not funny

I don't know what to say today so here is something funny, and here is something that shouldn't be funny but is. I know It's wrong but I did laugh although I feel bad for it.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

No touching or wriggling

I have started tracing the line for Feb, this is the 3 pages of lines that appeared when I laid the pages of tracing paper on top of each other. By this being one of my march images, there will be echoes of February in the March line, which is a thought i rather like. The line will be uploaded soon.

Saturday, 21 March 2009


Today Ben and I took the bus to Stoke Bruerne. I have been there many many times but Ben has never has a good explore. I took him up to the mouth of Blisworth Tunnel, which I have always found spooky, then back again. There is nothing I enjoy more on a sunny day than sitting next to the canal drinking Strongbow. Bliss.

Hello stranger

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Spun sugar

I had a great day today spent with my cousins two kids who are 6 months and 2 years old, in London. We ended up going to the Tate Modern briefly and this is part of an installation by whom, unfortunately I do not know. The part I like most was the silvery thread it is suspended from.
07/04/09 just found out thank to my mum what this was, click here

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Let's hear it for the caffeine

We went out for dinner to an italian restaurant in Northampton called Papa Cino's. unfortunately I was not too impressed with the food. When I got home I was in a good mood none the less, and did the washing up while listening to my 80's compilation album and danced around the kitchen, as soon as i sat down I promptly fell asleep for an hour then was rudely awakened by Tesco direct. I am now in a bad mood and I cannot rationalize it so the only answer is a stripy jumper and a cup of tea until I feel better.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


I have mentioned in previous posts but not to much as it is boring, that I have been eating less and moving more.The result of this is that I brought some new work trousers today, in a size 10, they are a tiny bit tight, but next week they may not be, but the main thing is, I can get them on and do them up without muffin top, so I am amazingly pleased with myself.


This is the dining room at my mums house. It has been this way since I can remember. I don't think that I have ever seen wall paper like this anywhere else. Before it gets modernized this spring, I will have to take lots of pictures of it with my Holga as digital does not do it justice.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Captain Arnicus the Great.

Today we went to Bens parents house for sunday lunch and most of his close family were there. It was a good day and I ate far too much but I don't mind as I can be good during the week. We were out most of the day so the cats were on their own, I like to think they enjoy it and get up to mischief. This is Arnold, he is from the RSPCA

Saturday, 14 March 2009


Prizes to be won

This is red nose day.I had to organize it at work and Martin agreed to let us cut his lovely long hair into a mullet. For this we raised £72.21. good work.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Wednesday, 11 March 2009


This is our new toy, It's a MacBook Air. When I first looked at it I instantly liked it, but then became unsure of how easy it would be to use, but now that I am writing this, I like it more and more. You can read about it here.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Torch under chin

The evenings are starting to get lighter which is lovely as I am not in an office for all the daylight hours Monday till Friday. While I was busy looking at the sunset, I almost missed the big red moon coming up, it looked like a Lush bath bomb. I txt my dad quickly asking if he had seen the moon, he said no but he seemed to know why I was asking, as unlike me, he know that we would have a large, red moon as it is the day that Venus changes from the Evening Star to the Morning Star and is the Spring Equinox. Hurrah!

Dinner with Carroll

This is mondays image, just a day late because I was at my mums house and was too tired to upload it, anyway this is the table set for one course dinner for two by my Grandma. Although in one way it is sad, I like to look at it as a view into the mind of someone with Dementia. It shows me, in a small way, what it is like to be her, and how jumbled up things have become. In reality it has both of these thoughts but when I see it flattened as an image, for me, the table is not laid incorrectly, it is more like a wonderful Alice in Wonderland style tea party with many strange courses that I know nothing about as I'm not invited, but Grandma is.

Sunday, 8 March 2009


Chinese is one of those things that looks rancid and smells the same, but tastes good, sometimes, this is tofu with black bean sauce and it was yummy, but looking at this picture now makes me feel rather nauseous, I don't know why I do it, but I know I'll want another one soon! I've not been happy with my past 3 images or so, I am leaving this until the end of the day then i find myself taking a picture as I feel I should, rather than I have a good image that I want to share, maybe this will change now I've written about it.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

101 reasons not to watch TV

I'm having a quiet day today, just watching TV and drinking wine. We have recently got Freesat and have far too many channels with far too much rubbish to watch. I am currently watching 101 more things removed from the human body, It's very educational. Honestly.

Friday, 6 March 2009


Thursday, 5 March 2009


I had to go to Bletchley today to visit a department of the company to report back to my team on their processes etc, I don't really like it there as it seems to be the worst bits of MK, but I have not really explored it so I suppose my comments are unjust. There is one part of MK I really like which is the buildings around the train station, as they are very reflective and I find them quite lovely. I did well on the test by the way, second part tomorrow.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Yvette Fielding, the cat.

Bailey today has been sitting in the hall, looking at the ceiling, I can see no moth or spider but the lights do keep on flickering so maybe she is looking a the ghost who is doing that.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Pitter patter (not feet)

Just when I thought It was getting warmer, we have had an absolute stinker of a day, windy and rainy, i like either of these separately but not together.
I have been a little bit over excited today as I have a test tomorrow which If I pass will enable me to do something I have wanted to do since June. Fingers crossed for me.

Monday, 2 March 2009


Milton Keynes is where I work, It's a thoroughly strange place, not quite a town, not quite a city, 40 yrs. old and the majority of it was built all at once, rather than evolving and growing. One good design feature is all the trees, which add a touch of warmth, and I enjoy the contrast they have against the buildings, but sometimes it seems like they are loosing a battle.
MK gets the piss taken out of it most of the time, and I tend to agree.

Sunday, 1 March 2009


By the time I came to make my dinner today, I was not really in the mood to look after myself and eat healthy so pizza it is. To make the Tesco cheese and tomato taste a bit better I added Facon and green peppers. Facon is what Ben calls my vegetarian bacon, fake bacon = Facon, fake chicken = Ficken etc. One day I will rival Linda McCartney with my own veggie range including Facon and Ficken, I don't think i'll do duck though.