one step at a time.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Xmas!

Hope all is well with you and you are having a fine xmas wherever you are!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I am making a present for my nephew.

It will be funky... and will be finished shortly.

I will post a photo once done!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lazy days and hazy days

I have had a reeeeeeeeeeeally lazy day. I have done some washing up and wrapped a gift or two and that is LITERALLY all I have done.

It has been great.

Now I plan to turn it a little hazy with some sparkly wine.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Tonight I went shopping again - and I enjoyed it! I went a week or so ago and had a horrible time aimlessly wandering about in very busy shops.

Today I knew who I was shopping for as I had managed to buy gifts for the majority on my last trip.

This meant the shopping was fun!

And I'm on the home stretch now. The craziness of the pre-Christmas concert season is over, and school has finished for the most part. This will leave me with 2 days a week free and several evenings off until I make the long drive home for a fleeting visit to my folks.

Hopefully this Sunday I'll get organised with cards and presents for people who live far away, who I won't see over the holidays.

I realise my blogging has slipped of late, but I find that I think of it more favourably these days which I hope is a sign that the bug is creeping back. We'll see in the New Year!

Jingle Bell Rock Rocks!

My little trumpet kids ROCKED Jingle Bell Rock - they were ace!

(school concert)

Monday, December 07, 2009


I used to be a morning person. I would wake up fairly early - and was ready to get on with my day immediately.

For a time at uni I breakfast waitressed, and loved it! I adored being up before most of the city. I loved getting the bus into town almost alone. I liked the crisp air that tasted different - cleaner perhaps.

I feel nostalgia for that love of mornings on days such as this, where I am up at 6am to get into my car, to drive to Edinburgh to work. I want to love these mornings too, but somehow the magic has gone, perhaps because of the mundane details. I am up at 6am to put petrol in the car as it's empty. I have to drive for a couple of hours to work. Work is real work earning money to pay my mortgage.

My boyfriend has caught the bus at 6.10am to get to work as I have the car. I hope he likes it a little.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

busy and tired but having fun

It's gone mental here. I've been working my day jobs and night jobs, afternoon jobs, weekend jobs for a month.

Today I work 12 hrs with teaching, rehearsal and 2 gigs...

And I'm loving it (though my ears hurt and I have a sore throat).

So - apologies for my lack of visiting - I am barely in to log on.