one step at a time.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Please go and visit this games blog and if you can think of one - leave a comment. As computer-game-geekily as you can!

It would be very useful for the author.



I was going to meet pals tonight but they didn't text and I couldn't really be bothered to go after last night...

Incidentally - thanks to those who commented on my now un-published posts. Because my parents read this sometimes I've deleted them... don't want them getting their hopes up. But I do appreciate what you said - and it has helped me to decide to forget about it for now.

This weekend we meet our brand new nephew! And get to see the Olds.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Improvements. The itchiness is still here but the angry red has faded and the big greyish hollow that used to be the bag under my eye is at least back to grey and flat instead of pink and puffed right out.

I'm happy with that.

No way to work out what I'm allergic to by the way. Didn't do anything particularly unual. Didn't put anything deliberately on my face.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

frustrating - not fixed yet

I have given in. Today I will phone in sick so I can go to the docs.

I was hoping it would improve but today the puffiness is worse and my face is as itchy and sore as yesterday, so I think I have to give in and go to get it sorted out by a professional.

I have been really tempted to post a picture, but I don't actually want the only picture showing my face on my blog to be a picture of my face all puffed up, red and blotchy!

Monday, October 26, 2009


I stupidly said to my friends on holiday that I had realised recently that I have never been to my new school (started in Sept) 100% well - as in healthy.

This should be my first week....

The allergic rash to something undiagnosed has emerged and instead of dying down as I had hoped it would have, it has made my left lower eyelid swell up so I can only see out of half my eye.

Therefore I now look really bizarre - one half-closed eye and red spots all over my nose and cheeks. BEAUTIFUL!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

yey! Home!! Had fun..

Went to Oktoberfest in Mainz and this was the first thing we saw..

2 giant beers later and I couldn't have cared less which leather-clad German was feeling up which. There was quite a lot of touching amongst the townsfolk of Mainz.

And then onto Koln... images below.

OK OK - so I failed entirely to take holiday snaps and instead only took photos of me and my pals behaving like idiots. This is the closest I can come to normal scenic holiday pics.

It's nice to be home. Just started to watch The Last King of Scotland after Sunday dinner. Mmmm.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Planning and organising

I used to be pretty terrible at organising myself. I AM improving but I need to organise so much more now I think it is necessity that has made the change in me.

I have homework to do these days and I don't like it! At the moment there is a Christmas arrangement hanging over me that I just need to knuckle down and get on with.

And tonight is my first Christmas gig of 2009. On the 8th October... seriously. Santa hats and carols. Ha ha ha ha ha... oh well!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

holidays a comin

I am going on holiday soon and am very excited.

My first holiday is a trip to Germany. 2 nights in Mainz then 3 nights in Cologne.

We had a few problems with finding cheap enough accommodation so have ended up with 3 adults in a family room in Mainz then 3 adults in a 4 bed youth hostel dorm in Cologne but I really don't care. I'm going on holiday to have fun and sleeping is NOT in the plan.

The second holiday is a trip to Anstruther, Fife to stay for New Year. Yey! Excited? Moi?

Anyway - tonight we are making our own pizza - we have salami, olives, red onion... yum!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Trumpet playing with a chesty cough

Tomorrow I have my first gig since I got the flu. I can play the fast high stuff no bother but the sustained lyrical lines are a struggle as I still have a little lingering gunk in my lungs.

Delightful, eh?!

Tonight for tea we're having chilli which I should really go and start. Unless I make it spag bol instead. Decisions, decisions.

Maybe I'll leave it to the boyf. Though I know he'd always choose chilli so maybe not.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

I really don't want to go to work.
The photos of the girls aren't on the web - but they were great! Here's the article anyway.