Sunday, December 31, 2006

Mystery revealed

It was the yummy chocolate log (made of sponge cake and butter icing) and that was where it sat whilst it was dusted with icing sugar (probably what some of you would call powdered sugar) before being taken to the table.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

I will post something proper soon

but in the meantime, guess what was here:

Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas Fun

More posting with things to say once we've got the house sorted out and everything unpacked and all the stuff that needs doing done.

Happy Wordless Wednesday. I have to admit I'm cheating this week, and linking to a post I put up last week, but I think it's cool and wanted to share it with you all! I hope that's ok. For more WW check out here.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I'm still alive, just very busy

Hello, just a quick post to say hi, and then I'll be back properly probably on Friday. Chrsitmas day went pretty much as I had imagined. We also watched the Queen's annual Christmas broadcast at 3pm.
I'd meant to post a couple of verses from the book of Isaiah (in the bible) on Christmas day, but time escpaed me. Maybe I'll do that at some point.

Yesterday was the invasion of my uncle and his family (an extra 9 people in total to fit into the already crowded house). It was lots of fun, and pictures will follow in due course. I'd also woken up with a snuffly nose and sore throat and glands. I'm still not feeling great, so I'm just taking life gently!

Today we did a bit of shopping - hitting the sales and managing to try on many many pairs of trousers without any of them fitting me (for one reason or another). I did however find a skirt that I like and a top, so I have got something to wear.

Tomorrow we are leaving my Mum's parents house and driving to my Dad's parents house to go and have Christmas with them. My Dad's Mum is very frail so we won't stay over (we didn't want to give them the extra work of having to sort out beds for five people, just for the sake of one night) but we'll drive back to London tomorrow, probably getting bad fairly late.

And then on Friday hopefully I'll go shopping, or at least in search of some trousers, and get some of my photos loaded onto the computer and onto this blog.
I'll see you Friday :-)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

I think that we might actually be ready for Christmas in our house. We're staying with my Mum's parents for Christmas and drove here on Friday through lots of horrible fog. Actually the drive wasn't as bad as I had expected - we'd decided that five of us and all our stuff was unlikely to fit in my Mum's car so I got to drive my car and HP came in it with me. At times the visibility was minimal, in places you couldn't even see the other side of the road, but so long as there was a car in front to follow I didn't mind.

We spent yesterday shopping. In the morning I went last minute food shopping at sainsburys with my Mum and HP, and then in the afternoon the three of us hit Cheltenham shops and just about managed to finish our Christmas shopping. We were glad that a lot of the shops were staying open till 8pm, and definitely needed the 4 hours we'd paid for in the car park. However, we haven't yet thought of anyone that we haven't got at least one thing for.

Today the majority of the family went out to church twice. I actually went back to bed this morning to sleep some more. I'm on the put-you-up fold out bed downstairs, and for one reason or another I'd had quite a disturbed night. However a couple more hours of sleep this morning turned me from grumpy Debs into more bearable to be with Debs :-). This evening I did go to church and heard my Grandad preaching and leading the service.

We've just finished tea (it's now 10.20pm) and HP and Bekki are washing up. I was excused from helping with that so long as I just my amazing organisation powers to get eveything back in the fridge that ought to be there! And then I sneaked away to write on my blog - I'm not sure when I'll next have a chance.

Tomorrow morning (and tonight) will be busy as people discuss things of vital importance, such as how much onion to put in the stuffing and when to prepare all the vegetables. HP, Bekki and I will wake up and find stockings on our beds (yes, we may not be kids anymore, but some traditions never change!) and we'll go and open them sitting on my parents bed, taking it in turns to pick one item out each.

At 10.30am it's the Christmas morning service at church, and then we'll come back to finish getting the dinner. I've no idea what time we'll actually sit down to eat, but it certainly won't be before 2pm. After we've eaten, all the washing up is done and people have finished any last minute wrapping, we'll all assemble in the front room for our present giving. Each gift will be given out by the nominated Father Christmas (or two - usually HP and I), and then opened admired, and the giver thanked before the next one can be given out. After the presents things tend to be fairly chilled out. People will probably eat tea at some point, which may just be a cup of tea and a piece of cake, and we'll all just enjoy each others company.

On Boxing day we'll be invaded by one of my Mum's brothers and his family (all 9 of them all together) so it's bound to be a fairly hectic day. And on Wednesday we'll probably go and hit the sales (I really need to get some new clothes, especially trousers, as most of mine fall down at the moment!).

That's about all that I can predict of the week to come at the moment. I'll check in at some point to say if all went as planned. But in the meeanwhile, if you've read this far in my post you definitely deserve to have a very Happy Christmas :-)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Yesterday's post was going to be called 'look, three posts in three days'..

... however, I had nothing to say, so I didn't write that post.

I don't have anything much to say today either, however it's worth noting that BEKKI IS HOME. Apologies for the shouting, but it's very exciting. Only, I also have a cold and nasty sinuses so shouting was the only way I could think of to make the excitement come across.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006


My mind is empty of anything interesting to say. So instead I'm showing you a picture of me in my funky jeans, as taken by HP on Sunday. The jeans used to be white and I dyed them, and then Bekki added the cool extra bits. I like the fact that they are asymmetrical

Friday, December 15, 2006

The wonders of internet search engines

I'm recovering from a nasty sickness bug so it seems a good time to share with you some of my favourite google searches that have led people to my site. (Since that doesn't require much, if any, brainpower).

You could probably guess that the phrase that brings most people here is that much quoted line from Bugsy Malone. I hesitate to write it again here since that would only encourage them to come even more. If you don't know what I'm talking about look here.

Other favourites include...
Blowing raspberries on tummies - yes, it's great fun and the little one I look after is very good at it.

How to put on a duvet - this search takes people to this post, so I'm not sure it's all that helpful. But maybe it makes them laugh?!? And, being serious for a second, I do find that turning the cover inside out does make it easier (the putting it on your head bit is optional!)

Hear cough sounds - well yes, I do cough a lot. But I wasn't aware I'd added audio to my blog.

Christian Salvesen lorries pictures - Well I did go through a phase of perhaps seeming a little obsessed with lorries, however I never actually took photos of any. Maybe one day...

It's almost Friday - No, it is Friday (Or so I'm told - Thursday seemed to escape me somewhat this week).

There are so many more I want to share, but to stop this post getting too long I'll leave you with my favourite so far...
I got my car fixed it's my birthday song - Probably a couple of my more talked about subjects on my blog in the last year - my car, and people's birthdays.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

One of the reasons I haven't blogged for a while...

... little one won't let me get near the computer. (He's the boy I look after two days a week in case anyone was confused\worried!)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

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Works for me Wednesday

I know it's still Tuesday, but since I'm going to be busy tomorrow I'm writing the post tonight, and then I can link it to the other WFMW posts tomorrow.

This week I wanted to share with you what the top of my chest of drawers looks like. "Why?" you might ask - because it's tidy, and all the stuff doesn't fall off every time I walk past.

The flooring in my room is cork tiles and the chest is old and a bit liable to wobble as you go past (with no carpet to absorb the slight movement). I was fed up of things falling off, all the stuff being mixed up, and the noise when metal things rattle against each other. So I invested in some cheap plastic boxes and sorted my stuff into them. Now I know if I'm looking for washing stuff (body, hair etc) I look in the left box, creams and lotions (body, hand - I have eczema so I have lots!) in the middle, and on the right I have sprays (deodorant, sun cream..)
Like this:It works for me :-)
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Sunday, December 03, 2006

I just made this, and then this

It's a mat\coaster thing (I found it here)
The main purpose of this post is to show HP what they looks like :-)
And below is the second, smaller version. They're by no means as perfect as the ones I saw originally, but still cute. I'll work on it, maybe...
(Oh, and I know a beaker isn't really the sort of drink you'd put on a coaster, but I don't drink tea or coffee, and it happened to be nearby when I took the photos!)