Thursday, 31 March 2011

day 02 - your least favorite song

I hate this song. Mainly because it doesn't rhyme properly and it's just generally an annoying tune.

You are gorgeous Katy Perry but you don't cut it really

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

day 01 - your favourite song

This is so difficult. Not sure if I can pick my favourite song of all time but I will post one that I like! Been listening to lots of Bloc Party (and Eels and Alkaline Trio...) via spotify recently so here goes.

Challenges galore!

I thought that when the photo challenges had finished I could take on the song challenges everyone has been doing on the ol' facebook. So here's the list:

day 01 - your favourite song
day 02 - your least favorite song
day 03 - a song that makes you happy
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
day 12 - a song from a band you hate
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

It really bugs me that favourite is missing it's U. I had an argument in the second grade with my teacher about the word coloUr. Stupid americanisms. Cheeky person bought me an English to American dictionary. At the tender age of seven I was not impressed. This is a rant for another time however.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss

It's hard to find pictures of the people you miss bc you don't see them that often but my maternal grandparents are in this photo. I miss them muchly.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.

Me and my baby sister having a massive cuddle!!

We watched some of the footage Dad gave us to put on DVD from old tapes and Evie was so cute. Even though the memories of Bex and I were taped over. She was such a good humoured baby! Not sure what happened :P She had such a cute giggle and it was fun watching the stages from not being able to move - rolling over - pushing herself back wards from a crawling position - shuffling forward and then zooming after Dad on all fours. All of this makes me broodier than I already am. Going to Lucy's baby shower yesterday didn't help either! And a colleague who is exactly my age is 4 months pregnant, married and a specialist in her field and I've been feeling really crap about it. It's amazing for her but I can't help feeling a smidgen of jealousy.

Also, I am a crazy person who googled cotton bottomed nappies this morning out of curiosity. A little boy at nursery has amazing ones! Hopefully I won't have to wait too much longer. We should be able to start saving in about 3 months.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Random Blog

I thought I would document a serious lack of parenting when Dan and I went to Macdonalds after my shift yesterday because I was like "seriously, wtf". First of all this lady (in the loosest sense of the word)'s  older child coughed everywhere without putting his hand over his mouth. Ick. My babies can do this with a little reminding, I'm sure your 8 year old can. Then both children went and sat down at a table with rubbish strewn all over it from people beforehand (because they were bored) and the little one (aged 6 ish) started picking at the leftovers and drinking from the other peoples cups with the straw. EWWWWWW. Cannot believe it. Mum shouted at the older child to move the tray away but it was too late. Fricking gross.

Parental FAIL.

Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.

As in the 'something you hate' challenge on day 6 or whatever.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.

Me and my little sister Becky a year ago. We aren't speaking much these days though

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you

Royal Doulton Pretty Ladies Denise
I can't be bothered to take a photo of my actual figurine but my 'pretty lady' has been sitting on our mantlepiece since my Grandad's funeral. It's the only thing I have of theirs that they used to collect before the house has been gutted and sold off. I was going to put her in a box to keep her safe but it's oddly comforting and reminds me of them on a daily basis. So, yeah.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Day 25 - A picture of your day.

I don't one picture would sumise my day so here is a bullet pointed list of my day off instead. Didn't get a picture of shopping / eating.
I got up at 7.30am on my day off!

I started doing some work and had a cup of tea with the last of the milk.

Had a shower and got dressed.

Rang the doctors to make an appointment.

Tidied and hoovered the living room.

Emptied and refilled the dishwasher.

Sat down to watch America's Next Top Model with a fruit cup and glass of cranberry juice.

Then I realised we had another episode of ANTM recorded and it was the final! So I made some Philly covered toast and watched it. (The person I wanted to win actually won so watching it was worth it)

Fetched the post in from the porchway to see my invitation for Lucy's baby shower was here!

Then I did a little bit more work with the help of Jo.

Cleared up from lunch and stuck the dishwasher on.

Then I went to tame my fluffy hair with the help of straighteners to the tunage I selected on spotify. Chill out essentials. This made me wish that someone would ring the doorbell and whisk me off to a beach somewhere hot so I could just spong out in the sun... Didn't happen though.

Dan came home to pick me up and take me back to Chi with him.

I met my mum in town.

Shopped without spending any money :(

Went home with my mum and ate LOADS before my dinner time.

Went to Dan's Dad's. He wasn't there, so we came home and I nibbled at chips and ate tomatoes.

I suspect that we will watch the Gilmore Girls + another programme and then sleepy bye byes!

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.

My health would be great if I could change it. New eyes, immune system, hip and back please. Although things like that are supposed to make you who you are I think it's hindered me at times.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.

This is the first book that popped into my mind when I read the challenge. Yes, it's a childrens book. The rude character names (Fanny and the like) were lost on me when I first read the book but having heard the book read at a past placement school where the names were all changed i.e. Dick -> Peter I realised that we're living in different times. This book is amazing though and I would still read it to travel backards in time and re read the amazing adventures!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.

Weilding strange vegetables and herbs? Looking like a crazy tomato killer? Nahhh. Cooking please.

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.

This challenge can go whistle!!

As I am avoiding this one I thought I should add some useless info to this blog entry. Doritos are yummy, especially the chili heatwave ones (that I shouldn't eat because of my gluten intolearance but ANYWAY).

I have just treated myself to some things off of Lush and recieved 3 emails confirming my order because the have to go through another website to get paid. All of it is stuff I've never tried including retro (not in shops) and B Side perfumes (not in shops). Rather exciting!!

Also, I am on long days this week which means I get Tuesday off. One day and then off for a day, loving it!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.

If I had an unlimited budget these would be my perfect destinations. I have had the opportunity to travel quite a bit in my younger years but money is a drawback when you grow up!

California. It's hot and beautiful and has a beach. I'd be there in a second!

California Beaches Photo

Sweden. Beautiful buildings and beautiful people I suspect!

Malmo Sweden

New Zealand. Absolutely bloody gorgeous views. So in awe of how it looks on TV (and Lord of the Rings - geeek).

Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.

Because I'm cool.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.

Oh God, there are far too many of these floating around my head right now.

Lol, I typed in ditsy person and Phoebe came up. I worry that people will think my head is full of clouds. I was a bit of a daydreamer as a child and although I work hard to hold things in my head, they tend to fall out without my permission. Like forgetting my colleagues name yesterday and forgetting to put lunch aside for the child who fell asleep at my lunch table. I didn't mean to do it and I mean well but I just look like an idiot and then I feel guilty and then I worry for days over tiny details. I want people to see me as an intelligent being but I seem to fall short of the mark sometimes :( ::whinge over:: Woo!

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.

I typed "work" into google and this is what came up. I have had 2 days off for illness (including today) and a day off because we do when we have long days but in the 2 days I was in, I did 22 hours and looked like the picture on the right! I love my job but I can barely breathe and it makes it a bit difficult to do your best. I forgot the name of my colleague I've worked with for nearly 3 months yesterday. That's just how crappy I feel. Like I said, my job is amazing and I wish I had been well enough to do more of it this week because I was with the little babies. I'm sure book and literacy will be fun too!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

I am not feeling too special today. So whilst I nibble on dry gluten free toast and sip at peppermint tea I will consider this photo challenge. Who inspires me? This one is difficult :S. We've been watching the Comic Relief show 'Famous, Rich and in the Slums' and the celebrities all reacted very differently to the people they were introduced to. I felt that Lenny Henry copped out by buying the children a house as it felt like he was easing his own guilt by helping one family. Reggie Yates however was awesome. He spent all of his money on going to see the football at a nearby pub and a packet of chips on the way home, he emptied all the poo poo's out of the communal toilets shared by 1,000 people without fussing at 5am and he gave an opportunity to a musician but didn't spoonfeed it to him. I admire him for remaining so positive and not making the sad experience about himself. I would love to live with such a carefree attitude!!

So here is a picture of Reggie:

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.

Things I want to do before I die: Get married. Have babies. See more of the world.

I am a simple being :D.

Here is a picture for one of those three things. Although I hope not to have 3 babies of different race. Mini Dan's would be fine thank you.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.

Two of my favourite people. I could not live without Daniel and I chose this picture because he's known Evie since she was a little baby. It makes me go eeee to know they've got a strong relationship. He couldn't live without her! Some of my favourite times have been with these two. This is both of them mid-ploff.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist

This is a bit difficult because I don't really have one. There are bands I like but meh. My favourite band used to be MUSE before they became famous sell outs and stopped caring about their fans by doing stadium tours. Here is a picture of them.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Day 12 - A picture of something you love.


In the words of Depeche Mode (NOT the Saturdays) I just can't get enough!! I love these sweets. Probably eat around 3 big packets a week... So good. Never used to like milk bottles as a child but these float my boat totally.

As an aside, I currently have the biggest rash ever from using LUSH :( The doctor was shocked at my blotchy tummy (she should have seen the rest of me). So I am at my wits end with the itchy feeling and the prickly pain. I've been prescribed a strong antihistamine and was advised to buy calamine lotion but gave that pink mess a miss in favour of moisturiser for sensitive skin, to save some pennies.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.

Doctors. Hospitals. Surgeons. Nurses. Needles. Medical Proceedures. As far as I'm concerned they all fall under the same thing. I know that modern medicine is a marvel and is awesome at stopping people being ill (debateable in some cases) but it freaks me out. I was joking with Dan about all the words I want banned when I have babies, following 'One Born Every Minute'. These included; canular, vein, blood, forceps, tear, torn or any other derivative... intravenous, epidural... GAH. The thought of entering a hospital worries me even if it's for other people.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011