Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
OK so my boyfriend is currently having to leave at 6.20am to get a bus then walk to his work because they have cancelled trains this week.
OK so the cat had to come home from the cattery in a taxi. Which he didn't seem to like much. He probably preferred it to his journey TO the cattery, on which we took a detour to the car wash. He was scared and fairly wild-eyed during the experience, so if you are a cat owner please take it from me that you should NOT take a cat through an automatic car wash machine.
I think he's quite pleased to be home though!
The repairs were covered by the warranty on the car so are FREE. And the tow back to Glasgow on a lorry was FREE (especially as the RAC cover was paid for by my boyfriend's mother). The garage called yesterday to say they have fixed the car and we can collect it any time from 8am on Monday.
So all in all, though it may have taken a long time, it probably ended up saving us about £60 in petrol minus taxis and bus trips. I think about £30 saved overall.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
HOWEVER the car wouldn't start properly. We got it going and headed off to the other side of town, however after only 2 miles dark smoke that smells pretty bad is pouring from the engine.
We got the car back to my folks' house and called the RAC who said that they could be here within the next 3 hours.
The RAC man has been - he checked the car for ages on the drive. The oil was low but I filled it before leaving Glasgow so that shouldn't be the case. That was all he could find wrong. Because we were adamant that SMOKE couldn't be ok he got in for a drive. They made it to the end of the street... then came back because our car is gubbed.
So now we are waiting for the lorry to tow the car 400 miles back home!! I think it works as a relay so we'll tag team our way up North and dump the car at the garage. We will then need to get a taxi home with all our presents (and all the food my mother ALWAYS packs us off with).
Tomorrow we will work out how to pick the cat up from kennels while we are both at work and we have no car.
Update (next day): We got home at 23:20 after 15 hrs trying to get home. Traffic was bad and the weather was horrible but the pick-up truck driver was fab and didn't moan at all.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
But it wouldn't be Christmas without family conflict... for us anyway!
I understand that there are some people who get along for the entire festive season. I can't see how.
All the same - it's nice to be home with the folks and siblings.
Hope you all have a fine Christmas. I'll try to pop round but this computer is about 100 years old and is somewhat creaky!
ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS X X
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
So if you have a spare minute please watch this clip as it was beautiful.
found one that does embed... it's not the same dance though.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Of course my addiction to your blogs will mean that I do squeeze visits in anyway.
Last night on the train I got the knitting out (I'd been playing in Edinburgh) and started doing it. It got everyone chatting at my table. The bloke next to me couldn't resist asking what I was making. I explained that I'd only learnt how to knit on Tues so was making a scarf. He said that he can knit too. Cool, eh? Next the woman opposite told me that she used to knit and once made a mohair sweater for herself. She also said that watching me was making her want to take it up again.
A wee bit later on the lady opposite pointed out that there was another girl in the bank of seats opposite who was also knitting! She was knitting a very delicate beautiful scarf-shaped knit with one big needle and one little one. Very pretty.
I will tell you now: My knitting is gonna look horrible as my boyfriend picked the colours. I am not sure if it was revenge for taking him to the new hobbycraft shop or not but they're HIDEOUS. I'll show you on Weds anyway.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
but after an hour of writing out christmas tunes for beginner brass and keyboards I HATE IT ALL!
One more dodgy rendition of rudolph might just send me over the edge and I still have two pupils left this evening.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
The 1st 13 videos we own from left to right. Can you guess which are mine and which belong to my boyfriend?
1 Elizabeth - me
2 As Good As It Gets - me
3 Batman - me
4 Get Carter - him
5 Second Chorus (black and white film... with a trumpet in) - me
6 Black Cauldron - me
7 Shall We Dance - me
8 Simpsons Backstage - him
9 Austin Powers - me but I hate it.
10 4 Weddings and a Funeral - me but again I hate it
11 Michael Cain Box set - The Italian Job, Zulu & Alfie - him
12 Double Jeopardy - me
13 Star Wars... an older one - him
Please leave me a comment if you are signing in the linky box!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I also forgot to give the new Brownies invitations to complete so when they make their promise they can start doing their hostess badges.
The other leader forgot to write letters telling them we're finishing next week.
Make Christmas Cards with robins on. The robins were made out of brown paper with red glitter tummies and wrapping paper bobble hats and wings.
Made clove oranges with festive bows as table decorations.
Had 3 pow-wows. (Overkill!?)
We had one at the beginning to get them organised and plan for next term.
They had a lecture in the middle from the Guide leader about the carol thing next week that I'd already told them about in the pow wow at the beginning...
And a short pow-wow at the end so they could give out their Christmas cards and get their presents from us.
It takes time organising and clearing up and for once there was not loads to do at the end. We had help from a Mum who was great!
Today I am going through to Edinburgh to do my teaching. I really don't want to go. The kids are great - but it's a long way to go for 2 hours actual work. When I get home I have an hour or so before the next job which is in Paisley (and is a new one).
Sure it'll all be great & will turn out to be the most fun ever.
Update - I realised on arriving at school having driven through appaling weather arriving 1/2 hr late that I had reports to write today too. This was not the most fun ever... and the drive home was pretty bad too. I have been home now for about 20 mins and am about to head back out to tutor an orchestra trumpet section for 3 hours this evening. Lucky I like music.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Tonight we're doing christmas crafts at Brownies. We're not going for anything earth-shattering but I think the crafts will look good. I have 3 planned... I'm gonna try to remember my camera so I'll have some photos for once!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Ship-related songs we sang:
My ship sailed from China with a cargo of tea
All laden with presents for you and for me
They brought me a fan.. just imagine my bliss
when I found myself going like this, like this, like this, like this (mime fanning)
When I was 1 me life begun the day I went to sea
I jumped aboard a pirate ship & the cap'n said to me
we're goin' this way that way forwards & backwards over the Irish Sea
A bottle of rum to fill me tum and that's the life for me... etc
Oh the fun we had.... I am shattered now and it's bedtime. Think the port-fueled high I have been on is about over so I will bid you adieu. See ya termorra.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
They start off their training as puppies. Some dogs are bred specifically to be Guide Dogs but not all. When they are 18 months old they are allocated to a blind person. The blind person gives a donation of 50p to Guide Dogs for the Blind - not sure why... The dogs work for 10 years after which they go to someone to be looked after for the rest of their lives. The person who gets the retired Guide Dog does not pay for the dog, but must be in during the day to look after him/her.
The girls were told it takes £10 per day to keep a Guide Dog. They managed the maths to work out how much it would cost then over 10 years.... and they learnt that we can collect money by bringing in old mobile phones, or by recycling printer ink cartridges or toner.
They were told what types of dog are usually used as Guide Dogs. They got to pet the dog (who was GORGEOUS!).
We then did some Brownie stuff - points collation etc and then played a quick game before home time.
All in all - I thought it was good. If anyone wants to sponsor a puppy the Guide Dogs for the Blind website is: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Receipt of Letters:
When I started university for a year or so I kept in touch with friends from school. Several of us wrote back and forth a couple of times during this year. I keep all of these letters still in a folder which I came across when tidying out the music room this weekend. It is lovely to have them and is very funny to read them back now seeing how excited and nervous we were and how we changed after we started 'studying'!
I often received letters from my 'Aunty' Betty, who has now passed away. Again I keep these letters in a file. The last ones of these are three or four years old I suppose.
My mum sends me short letters fairly often. They don't really tell me much and are usually a bit of an excuse for Ma to post a fiver, or a small gift. They are always well received though, and definitely appreciated!
I have not sent a real letter to a friend or relative for at least two years. I have posted thank you letters now and then to relatives after Christmas or birthdays, but beyond that I can't remember a single occasion! It's the age of technology though and I think that letters are probably dying out.
I will be interested to read some other posts about this to see whether anyone else is keeping letter-writing alive. I certainly am not, for no better reason than it's easier and quicker to send an email.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
In the musical 'hello dolly' this week the brass section (ie. me) are playing 'wink' games. It's a simple premise... We have to catch the eye of a cast member and wink at them. Bonus points are awarded if the cast member winks back!
I have decided to use my tt as a checklist - I will cross off names as we manage to get them to smile, chuckle or best of all WINK BACK! Tonight I had to stifle laughter into my trumpet as I was finding it amusing.
1 Dolly! (she's the big challenge - never looks down at us)
2 Horace Vandergelder - got him! Wink 1 - he looked away. Wink 2 - he smiled broadly.
Wink 3 - HE WINKED BACK! Champion.
3 The girl from the hat shop - GOT HER!
4 The older woman from the shop
5 The chief shop clerk
6 The 17 year old shop boy - GOT HIM
7 The Judge
8 Chorus - Girl in pink (this one'll be easy)
9 Chorus - Older woman (any)
10 Chorus - A young person
11 Dancer (the one who looks like he's stuffed socks down his incredibly tight trousers!)
12 Dancer (the other male one)
13 Any of the female dancers
The only thing I need now is for someone to tell me how I do a score-through thing on words in blogger?????
I'm working a lot this week........ so this lochside shoreline looks so appealing to me. It's always the way when I know I CAN'T get out of the city that I want to get out the most.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not unhappy. I just want to be able to do everything all the time. And it isn't possible.
Tonight in the show I'm doing a colleague set off a game of winking at the cast to see if they'd wink back. It was fun. I caught the eye of a girl on the stage so winked at her, and the speed at which she looked away was FANTASTIC! Made me want to laugh out loud (but the audience might have found that offputting during the dialogue). I quite fancy winking at her every night as the reaction was so good! Maybe I'll stick to winking at the guys though.
Monday, November 19, 2007
So instead I have come back home and am watching breakfast tv... I'm getting dozy but am trying NOT to drop off again as I think this will make me feel bad. Today is really long though as I'm working from whenever I start teaching until about half 10 tonight. And will therefore be sleepy tomorrow so would LOVE to catch up on some kip now.
NO! Going off now to do some washing up etc to keep lively!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
So I turned down my invitations to the pub and stayed in watching telly. Until I dropped off that is.
I tell you - 30 is approaching rapidly! Dropping off in the middle of the afternoon...
It is POSSIBLE that it may also be due to the wedding reception party I went to last night and the early morning today to teach at 9 o'clock.
Or it could be old age.
I did watch the dancing today though - near perfect score for Alesha. Results tomorrow.
There isn't a vid embedded allowed up on you tube yet but here's a link:
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So I bring you my favourite dancer - Alesha. This is the only version with embedded allowed that I could find so wait for it to load if poss and skip to 3 mins 20ish:
And sex-bomb Kelly Brook. This is a really annoying cut up version but she's still beautiful.
Finally the person who left - Penny Lancaster-Stewart who had a bit of a disadvantage in that her partner had never made it this far himself and had never done this dance before either.... oops. 2mins14 again for the dancing. Bye Penny!
I should probably mention that I've missed the Saturday show several weeks (including this one) so a fair bit of my Strictly watching has been from the results show and You Tube.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
But I have to say I'm not convinced the local firemen will look QUITE like this.... especially in the baltic temperatures in Scotland just now.
UPDATE - It was FANTASTIC! The firemen were brilliant with the girls (- and were in no way a disappointment to the adults!). We had a great time exploring the station, looking at the fire engines and boat and firing the hoses. Definitely a highlight of my Brownie days so far.
Monday, November 12, 2007
I had the flu jab as well - so was hoping to avoid being ill this winter. Oh well - colds shift fairly quickly usually so I'll dose up with vitamin C and sleep it off!
Hope everyone else is well.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
I think the winter thing has passed - I feel quite excited at the moment and fairly motivated. Long days are back on the cards and trumpet is getting the attention it deserves.
However - my head is now buzzing with ideas instead. So I need to get them in order so I can actually get on with some of them!
I want to look after my career - individually, confirming gigs and there is a competition I am thinking about entering.
But also have a flailing ensemble which I have been clinging onto in an attempt to save it. I now realise I can't save it alone so have elected to forget about it until I can work out a resuscitation strategy for it or speak to the others and see whether they are actually going to do anything.
And I am in a rising ensemble - which I am excited about - and want to promote with full energy.
I think this has helped! I wondered if blogging it might help clarify what I need to do and it has. I worked with Brownie planning before - and blogging does it again.
I love blogs.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Hope you're all having fun. I love fireworks displays but I HATE the kids with fireworks - and the STUPID parents across the road who have been letting fireworks off all night in their FRONT garden. Too close to other houses - Idiots. Grr.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
(a snap from sunnier times)
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This week was half American Smooth, half Samba. I don't really like American Smooth - it's a bit slow and schmaltzy for me but I'll post you Kelly Brook's as she's gorgeous and did a good one (although the Judges chucked a wobbly over the number of lifts).
warning: the videos are the long ones with all the background in too...
It was Gabby Logan who was knocked out this week, and I didn't think she was too bad overall. Having said this I didn't really like her routine either.
She was in the bottom two along with Penny Lancaster whose routine I liked.
I'm gonna miss this for the next two weeks too so will be catching up from clips after the event. Hopefully I won't see something so ridiculous next week.
Monday, October 29, 2007
The WORST music I have everheard has just come on the telly (I'm having a lunch break and am in the habit of switching the tv on even if I'm on the internet at the same time). It's amazing what you get on daytime TV. David Jordan is the singer. I have never heard him before - and this sounds such a load of cr'p I hope I don't hear him again. Still - he moves well.
Anyway - I have a job application to do (teaching) and start work at half 3 today so I had best go and get on with it.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
1. I didn't prepare yesterday.
2. I got up too late to do it before work.
3. School is off this week so I'm in the office every day.
4. It has so far been a lousy week at work.
5. I really want to tell you why it's such a lousy week but I
can't blog this in case I get the sack.
6. I met my boyfriend and a boy friend for a drink after work tonight.
7. I got home very late.
8. It was my bloggoversary on the 16th, and I just wanted the fun to keep on coming.
9. The light bulb went in the kitchen. It was the last one still working - we have spotlight things that I hate.
10. This meant that I had to try to chop carrots, potatoes, swede and onions in the dark.
11. I then had to add the carrots and onions to the remaining ingredients which make up shepherd's pie in the dark.
12. I was hungry - so had to eat the shepherd's pie.
13. I have been/am very tired.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
It's my bloggoversary! Ignoring my boyfriend (something which I am very comfortable doing) who does not think that a year of blogging is something to celebrate, I am taking suggestions from Bond and Travis who both seem up for a party!
Bond suggested a party. Trav volunteered to jump out of the cake (tossing walnuts?). Thanks guys!
I have party hats for you to wear if you stay and read. I'll have a cake ready too for those who make it to the end!
For a party these days it's usually a barbecue and some beers, but as the blog's a bit young....
How about party games? (The blog's only 1).
Meanwhile I have some entertainment for the grown ups. Whilst the ladies are lucky enough to have Travis and his walnut tossing, the gentlemen might like something too. (avert your eyes if you're a little person).
Sunday, October 14, 2007
From checking posts it's actually the 16th October that is the blog's birthday. So I have a couple of days to prepare yet.
Having said this - I spent the later part of yesterday evening baking cakes for it. I suppose the photos can't go stale!
Today I am having a day off (morning off at least) and am reading 'The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets' - Eva Rice. It's chick lit.
Friday, October 12, 2007
SO: Cerys Matthews or Aled Jones....? I should give you more information about them perhaps.
Cerys Matthews: She is the Welsh ex-singer in ex-pop group Catatonia. Which is a group that I can imagine I might have liked a lot - except that her voice annoys me more than I can explain. She also has had some serious mental health issues.
I'm not putting a video up as I really don't like her voice... but I'll give you a LINK in case you can be bothered to find out if you like it for yourself.
Aled Jones: He's a good Christian Welshman. Please don't be offended those of you who are religious... but I have to say that this doesn't immediately win me over. The Welshman bit does actually a little.
Quite honestly I have no real problem with his voice - it's inoffensive. He does VERY little solo it seems - so it's hard to give you an idea. But try this LINK (which I actually quite like for the cute choirboy).
My problem with him is that he comes across as dull. And is only famous because he did Walking in the Air as a child. And even then it wasn't in the film - only in the CD release.
So in conclusion, for me I think it is Cerys who gets the bullet. I'm not sure how much it would hurt her though, as I'm lining up the violinists of the world in front of her.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Any ideas for how to celebrate?
I have been introduced by a friend from work to a new blog and would like to draw your attention to it.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
If you ever wondered about the Scottish Clootie Dumpling, or maybe fancy a time waster game then Mrs Moanaminute is the lady for you.
If you have a minute to pop over I think it would be well worth the visit!
13 Things that make me Smile
If you want to leave a link in my Mr Linky box PLEASE leave a comment. It irritates me otherwise.... If I could work out how to do it I'd remove your links without comments, however I have not cracked it yet.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I got there pretty early so did a bit of piano practise before my first pupil turned up. She came in just to say that she had forgotten her trumpet and as I have just had a tiny cold-sore I was not about to offer mine (no spare mouthpiece).
I went to get my second pupil early... to find that she was off ill today.
I then went to get my third pupil instead - and taught a lesson but came over with waves of nausea during the lesson (which I ignored as far as possible as I was teaching).
During the forth pupil's lesson I felt sick again - not massively but definitely not good. Fortunately this was the last one today so I could go home.
On the way to the car the feeling got worse. I had been feeling a bit sweaty too during teaching but hadn't really thought anything of it. On my journey home I had to stop for more petrol - and got cold sweats in the petrol station.
I have cancelled my evening plans today - as when I arrived home I nearly fell over with dizziness getting out of the car.
Now I'm sat watching telly still feeling weird. I feel hot but the hairs on my arms are standing up as if it's cold. I'm still dizzy/spaced out. And I am hungry again - which is not good as I'm not risking eating. Much as I hope that I'm just suffering from having such crap for breakfast I'm not entirely convinced. Might have a kip and see if that cures it.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
This means I have jobs to do today. Fortunately I have a fab friend who is coming to teach my Brownie pack first aid tonight which gets me off the hook fairly successfully I hope!
I must: Buy bandages & bring squares of fabric with which to make slings.
Buy First Aid badges from the Guide Shop.
Think that's about it - how easy is that!!!
I also have some accounting to do so I'll get that done first.
Update: I have done all the stupid accounting and banking etc... only to e-mail Girlguiding SCOTLAND and find that they don't use the same forms as the rest of the UK now. So I have to do it again on the form they kindly e-mailed me. BAH.
Monday, October 08, 2007
So I have blog-hopped, played a game or two, done a wee bit of housework, read a bit..... and then started work from 3.30 teaching a bit. I only have 3 pupils on a Monday though so that passed quite quickly and I could go back to slobbery.
Yawn... it's tiring.
I plan to have a big walk tomorrow to make up for it.
I haven't mentioned our cat for a while - so I ought to give a quick update. He is fine- but he is winking today after my boyfriend opened the front door and gave him a whack on the head. He is quite happy though. He has had some chicken as a treat (to say sorry!) and also lots of stroking. I'd post you a picture but in the spirit of the day I really can't be bothered!
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Teaching was quite a lot of fun. The kids are all doing good (particularly the ones who have managed to get the music they were meant to get) and I can see definite improvement.
At band though I had less fun. The first part is taken up by sectional rehearsals. This means that we split off into instruments(: 1st cornets, 2nd & 3rd cornets, horns, baritones & euphoniums, tubas, trombones, percussion) and work through the pieces for 45 minutes by ourselves before coming back into the main band to play together.
I had a couple of new kids in the section (I do 2nd & 3rd cornets) and so thought we'd go over the easiest piece first and I'd just let them get used to how it works. I didn't criticise any mistakes from them OR mention any time they were in the wrong place. I DID pick up mistakes from the kids who had been there 3 weeks and who I had said the same things to 3 weeks running. But I did NOT shout at ANYONE. I pointed out mistakes to the kids who had been there a while who all responded with giggles - we have fun at band.
Can you guess what's coming? Sure enough - one of the new kids started to snivel. It started as a snivel so I said 'don't worry - just follow along and play what you can. We've been practising this for 3 weeks so you aren't expected to be able to do everything straight away'.
We carried on rehearsing - I was ignoring the sniffles... until they turned into full blown crying with big sighs sniffs and shuddering.
I checked she was ok -I think she was just a bit overwhelmed by the whole experience so I took her out, found the conductor and asked her to sit with him to calm down a bit HOPING that he would let her know she'd get lots of help from me in the full band rehearsal. I'm sure he was overjoyed by this - but I couldn't really see what else I was meant to do, with another 8 kids in the room who were finding the crying fascinating.
We carried on with our sectional MUCH more successfully as the other kids didn't keep looking around to see whether she was still crying, then went to the full band rehearsal.
Fortunately the kid had calmed down by now, and I sat with her pointing at the music as we played, tanking out the 3rd cornet part to cover up any mistakes so she would feel ok about it.
I'm just naturally not a sympathetic person. I can cope with stuff like kids crying for a while, but after too long I just want to tell them to get a grip. Which obviously I can't do.
I like kids. I teach and volunteer at a Brownie pack, but my tolerance is only SO good and the things that tip me over the edge are:
Moaning or whining without doing anything to help yourself. Particularly if it descends into snivelling.
Playing stupid tunes on the piano at my Brownie pack when they've been told NOT TO TOUCH IT!
I'm sure there are load more. I'll store this post up and add to the list as I think of them.
All of the above leads me to the firm conclusion that kids aren't for me. I'll teach them, and do fun things on a Tuesday night for an hour or so. I'll go and see kids belonging to friends and find them cute. But I really don't want one of my own - couldn't be doing with it 24/7.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
the banks of Loch Fyne
plantlife.... my boyfriend's a botanist.
studying a mushroom...
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I will have time again next week. Honest.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
1. Practised Pirate Speak (with this to continue all night)
2. Made Eye Patches
3. Made a Jolly Roger flag each (red paper, black skull and crossbones)
4. Stuck the flags around the hall to make our 'pirate ship' really scary.
5. Asked them to sit quietly (ha ha ha... as if they've EVER managed that. And when they're all excited about getting to pretend to be pirates and make stuff then there really was NO chance) to get instructions for the TREASURE HUNT.
6. Started the treasure hunt. Instructions had been to tick off each picture as they found it and to sit on the floor as soon as they had found them all. I had stuck a picture under a table so knew that they would have a bit of trouble and I should be able to tell if they were cheating. Unfortunately they didn't TICK the pictures off on their sheet, but ripped the pictures off the wall as they found them. So as soon as one person found a picture, the hunt was made impossible for any of the others. I stopped the treasure hunt.
7. I explained that I had to stop the quiz because they hadn't listened to me as they had been shouting out. I explained that nobody could win - so there would be no treasure.
8. We played chinese whispers with Pirate phrases to try to calm them down a bit.
9. It seemed to work. So we gave Port/Starboard a go. This is a great game.
10. We sat down and learnt the song off the US Pirate day website.
11. We stood up to sing another song about pirates that some of them knew already and is great as it has actions including jumping, swaying, rubbing your tum and miming rum drinking... mmm... rum. It goes: When I was 1, my life begun, the day I went to sea, I jumped aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me, we're going this way that way forwards and backwards over the Irish Sea, a bottle of Rum to fill my tum and that's the life for me! and so on up to 10.
12. They sat back down and I gave them some pieces of eight (chocolate coins) and a gold-wrapped sweet each.
13. Parents collected them. Phew!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
This is Haken Hardenberger... MANY years ago but already an amazing player with the purest sound and crispest articulation that a trumpeter could dream of.
I have had a masterclass from him - which I don't remember at all but I'm told didn't react well to... I think he criticised me (which was fair enough as I was playing a piece that a friend had dared me to play but didn't really know that well) and I presume I didn't like it... but I can't remember what he said at all.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The summer lull (of holidays and lack of cash) is over and all my friends are shaking off their reverie.
And I'm loving it! As it goes - the lack of cash for me is not QUITE over, but school's back and gig money is starting to come in, so it's easing.
Next weekend is my Dad's 60th birthday party. We're having a day at the races. I've never been but my boyfriend is quite excited and is dying to have a flutter on the gee gee's (first time I've ever used that phrase!!).
Blackberries are ready, and the apple tree in the garden below mine has started to throw down some fruit over the fence for us too.
All in all it's quite nice at this time of year.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I remember coming home, eating, watching some telly and checking my e-mail. I imagined that I was in bed fairly quickly.
My boyfriend just rang - he was at work early this morning and was ringing in case I had overslept. He said 'how are you feeling?'.
Now this phrase immediately sets off alarm bells in my head. Why is he asking that? Did I say something really stupid? Did I do something really embarassing? Or is he just asking because I was evidently too drunk having gone out without eating any breakfast, much lunch or any dinner?
It seems it was the latter although he also says I was online for AGES and he left me to it, putting himself to bed long before I'd finished... which I don't remember quite the same way.
So it'll be a day of long juice drinks and paracetamol. Woo hoo.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Today is the rugby world cup round 1 (group stage) Wales v Canada match.
COME ON WALES!!!!
I love rugby... I love the Welsh team.
As to the Canadians - I note that there are a few mullets and quite a lot of long hair. Why is this? Is it fashionable in Canada?