Wednesday, 14 December 2011

It's That Time of Year Again

Well.  This didn't go quite as planned, did it?

It is now mid December and the usual winter blues have set in and to be perfectly honest I am a miserable bitch right now.  I have yet another head cold and I can't be arsed with anything or anyone.  I am currently blaming my hormones but I know really that it is just me and my lack of motivation.  Having read my previous posts I seemed very optimistic earlier in the year.  Which got me wondering where did it all go wrong?  Did it go wrong or was I just pretending then in the hope that I'd wake up one fine day with the birds twittering in the trees and a song in my can laugh, that was most definitely sarcasm.  I could really use a sarcasm font.

Rather than whinge on I am going to do some work which is what I'm supposed to be doing.

Maybe I'll see you again next year.

Ho Ho Ho.

Monday, 4 July 2011


I discovered this today:

Due to my apparently rampant hormones I laughed so much I cried. I NEED a big metal chicken in my life!

p.s  We had 2.5 dead birds over the weekend.  (I managed to get the cat off of one of them and put it outside.  I hope it flew away and she didn't just go out and eat it later.)

Thursday, 30 June 2011

A Week in Numbers

Live Mice - 2
Half Eaten Mice - 1
Discarded Mouse Tail - 1

I love my cat. I'm hoping that now that she has mastered capturing and killing that she will eat it outside too and not bring them into the house. The conversation last night went like this:-

Neil: Do you still want a coffee

Me: Yes, please

(He duly goes to the kitchen)

Neil: Eughhhh that's disgusting

(Stomping to the bathroom)

Me: What?

Neil: I just stepped on a dismembered mouse (he was barefoot!)

I watched a very good documentary the other night, not something I do often. I think this is the iplayer link, but I could be wrong!

Monday, 27 June 2011

In Search of a Mountain

Turns out the short courses in art may not be the way forward. I'm still deciding.

My knee has popped out twice in the last week....Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

On the plus side I ran approx 4.5k on Saturday which did make my knee sore and tear something in my calf, however, my fitness is much better than I thought it was. Yay!

I'm in a shit mood today. I'm bored people. I need a mountain to climb - I just don't know what sort of mountain I want...or...I'm too scared to make the decision in case it is the wrong one.

I had hoped to try and compete in October so that I would have a goal but I can't because I have a wedding the same day as the competition. There is a 10k I could train for in September but as much as it would be an achievement I'm seriously concerned about f*cking up my knee good and proper.

I started peeling the wallpaper in my kitchen yesterday, I'm going to regret that come the end of this week. I did it in the hope that it would inspire me to keep going with it but I've got so much on during the week that I don't want to spend my whole weekend knee deep in soggy bits of wallpaper. It does need done though. Quite badly. And it will probably look good once its finished. Maybe that should be my 'hill' for the moment.

This is the least interesting post ever. Oh well. No one reads it anyway so I suppose it doesn't matter. I thought we were going to get some mouse hoovering action the other night but it wasn't to be.

I am currently contemplating the purchase of something chocolatey. It has to be done. It's Monday after all. What else is there to do? Apart from the pile of work that is sitting on my desk of course...

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Hello again

I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy soaking in a hot tub in the Highlands and generally not doing very much.

Time to get back to it though, so in an attempt to brighten my own day I decided I should write something. Yesterday I was looking at Art short courses. I should have done Art when I left school but I didn't. I am going to change that now. I need to find £295 before October so that I can enrol and go to Art School on a Saturday morning to create a portfolio. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the portfolio yet but I've always wanted one so maybe this will put me in the right direction.

I was gifted some mini Lindt easter eggs this morning. So far I've eaten three and they just won't stop calling my name!

This evening I have a Quiz Night to attend in order to raise funds for a local charity. We have managed to sell quite a few tickets so hopefully it will be a good turn out.

I have nothing interesting to say today so I'm going to leave it at that!

Oh, I did however have my first NLP session at the weekend to help me get over my fear of my dodgy knee. I'll let you know how that pans out - so far tapping on my good knee seems to be helping!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Jesus Sandals

I have a dilemma.

I want to buy nice, pretty shoes but I have to wear Orthotics which means I can only wear something which is closed at the back and has a strap to keep the shoe on my foot.

The dilemma is that I didn't wear Orthotics until last year and therefore CAN actually wear said nice, pretty shoes but this will no doubt screw up my alignment. I know this because I wore flip flops for a whole weekend and managed to twist my knee getting in the car.

I CANNOT for the life of me find attractive shoes that fit the bill!! I could become a shoemaker but presumably it would take some time to master that particular craft. I could design some shoes and have someone make them but I'm pretty sure that will cost the earth.

What's a girl to do, I ask you?

I love shoes and now I can't wear them I want them all the more! I should in theory love my knee more as it actually keeps me upright (when its not dislocating itself) but knees are not really very attractive things, are they?

On the plus side, I am having Lasagne and garlic bread for supper - WOOOOOO!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

I Hate Mondays (In whatever form, I know it is actually Tuesday)

I need some motivation. Lots of it.

I climbed a mountain on Friday but today I can't even be bothered walking to the shop. Its ridiculous.

The mountain was good though - 3,789feet under my belt! I almost couldn't make it out of the car and into the house my legs seized up so badly but it was worth it, even if I did burn my lips in the sun!

Anyway, I suppose I should get on and do some work - roll on the weekend!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Seagulls and Sirens

Tomorrow I will be getting up very early to enjoy the sounds of my glorious city...

I will be weight training at 7am followed by a breakfast en route to Lochnagar where I will conquer my first Munro (or Marilyn according to Wikipedia!)

At the moment though, all I can think about is what to pack for lunch and how much I'm going to enjoy the Fish & Chips (or Steak Pie, I haven't quite decided) and pint of Guinness on the way home!

Tonight is going to be BUSY with training and getting organised for mountain climbing!

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

My Neil

I do not have a boyfriend. I have a Neil. He is awesome.

The End.

p.s - there was more mouse hoovering last night!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Refrigerated Mice

Hello internet.

I'm not feeling very inspired today.

Last night we realised Romi (my cat) had brought home a mouse the night before and it had been setting up home behind the fridge. It was only when Neil pointed out that Romi was very intrigued by said fridge that we came across the tiny furry thing that had set up home inside the motor of it! Needless to say, it had to be removed. It was sucked out by the hoover (not my idea!) - I am still horrified but you will be pleased to know that removing mice from fridges with a hoover works a treat and the mouse was unscathed, albeit a bit dizzy from whizzing round the bagless vacuum! It scuttled to the nearest bush and then Romi stalked the bush for the rest of the night.

I just had more potato salad for lunch. It was awesome. I added some runner beans today for a bit of crunch. This is not supposed to be a food diary. I will try to refrain from telling you what I am eating...but I do REALLY like food.

Tonight, I am hoping to do some JKD (Jeet Kune Do) and with a bit of luck it will remove the apathy I am feeling for the day as a whole and give me the kick up the bum I need.

To let you understand, I have just completed 6 years of 'self-study' in order to qualify to do a job I'm not sure I want to do for the rest of my life. (That's a whole other, very boring and whiney post in itself) I have gone from stressed to super stressed to 'oh my god I will kill the next f***ing person that looks at me' to NOTHING. Yes, nothing. I now have all this free time and I'm too exhausted to use it productively. It's ridiculous. This time last year I was working 9 - 5, studying in the evenings and training 6 days out of 7. I have no idea how I fitted it all in!

That was a bit of a rant. Oops.

Anyhoo, I think I'm all out of things to say. I'm going to have some carrot and orange soup and think about doing something productive.

Have a good day y'all!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Potato Salad (...and Frank Bruno)

I freaking love the stuff. Actually, I only like my version because it is super tasty and creamy. Today's post will therefore be my (Mum's) recipe:

New potatos (500g or so)

Boiled eggs (2 per 500g potato, although I kind of do it by eye as a rough proportion of the potatos - I don't like following orders)

Spring Onions/Chives (depends how oniony you like it) lets say 4 spring onions or bundle of chives

Mayo (2 huge spoons per amount of eggs or as much as you like)

Salt and Pepper (for seasoning purposes)


Eat it and have a hearty chuckle...d'ya know wot I mean 'Arry?

p.s. Is it potatos or potatoes? I can never decide and now that I've analysed it for so long neither or them look right!

Here Goes...Something

This is the one I thought I lost. Turns out blogger is super efficient an saved it as a draft! Woohoo!

(Now that I've built it up you will be sorely disappointed)

I set up this blog in 2009. I've not done very well so far!

However, I am going to make an attempt to post something everyday in a bid to 'release my creativity' (yes, that does sound pretentious). It might be utter crap but it will be something.

Today, I am posting this. Will this do? Is it enough? Do I have to provide some kind of smart/interesting/profound nugget of wisdom for the internet?

I think that's me done for the day.

Better start thinking about what to do tomorrow....

p.s - as part of today's post I will also be changing my design, it may change a lot in the future - I discovered the other day that I can't commit to a favourite colour. At the moment it is orange.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Where is Viktor?

So, posting something everyday didn't get off to a very good start.

I have an excuse/explanation (take your pick). It was a long weekend for Easter and we had an extra day off work. I don't have access to t'internet chez moi. Ah, but I hear you mutter, this is still the weekend - I have hijacked my boyfriend's netbook (Hi Neil! x )

Anyway, it has been a mostly uneventful yet fulfilling past few days and I am now bracing myself for Monday morning. Oh how I wish I could spend every day pottering. I like to potter. I have also recently discovered I like to crochet. Does this make me old and boring? Do I care? I decided in a bid to be thrifty and creative I would crochet a baby blanket for my friend who is expecting a 'delivery' in June. I just hope she doesn't drop early as I'm not getting on very fast!

I listened to Jazz FM all day today. I loved it. That is all.

I think that is it for today.

Until next time...

Thursday, 21 April 2011


So...I already wrote an initial post approx 30 seconds ago. I stupidly navigated away from the page and now it is gone!

It went something like this:

I set this up in 2009 and have been crap at posting anything.

I have decided that I am going to post something every day. It may well be utter crap but I am going to do it anyway.


Is this sufficient as a blog post? Or does the internet require me to share a nugget of wisdom everyday? Maybe just an amusing anecdote? ... I have neither of these at the moment so this will have to do.

The End.

p.s I decided the other day that I should have a favourite colour. It will be orange. This may change in the future.