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Friday, June 08, 2007

I'm Clean!

Water finally fixed last night (they were drilling the road from 9pm to 12:30 - I didn't care!!!) (Thames water have just phoned to thank me for my patience.... strangely it was this that nearly tipped me over the edge - Patience????????? that's the under-statement of the year!!!)

I'm afraid all my good water - keeping inclinations went slightly out the window this morning. I stood for a good 20 mins (if not longer) under a full blast steaming hot shower! - T'was Bliss!!!!!!

Tagged Twice

OK firstly I've been Tagged by Gilraen for the four things meme

4 jobs I have had in my life:
Working in a sweet shop and cash desk at Richmond Ice Rink
Stock Control Clerk for the NHS South West Thames Supplies Division
Finance administrator for Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations
Finance Manager (and general admin/decorator/PC fixer) for Independent Building Solutions Ltd

4 films I can watch again and again:
Legends of the Fall
The Mission
Dead Poets Society
Murder on the Orient Express (the albert finney/lauren becall/lots of famous people version)

4 places I have lived:
I'm sooo boring, Epsom, Leatherhead, Guilford....... err that's it folks!!!

4 TV series I watch:
ER, Hustle, Desperate Housewives..... that's it really.... anything else that's on that looks good, but nothing else I'm bothered about missing..... Definitely NOT Big Brother, under any circumstances!!! ....... Oh I guess Forumla 1, does that count as a series????

4 places I have been on holiday:
Ghana, Azores, Australia, New Orleans

4 things I do every time I am on the Net:
Read: Email, Forum, Blogs. Check eBay for any bargains!!!

4 things I would NOT eat for anything in the world
Corriander (I overused it once and now the smell makes me gag!) Anything still alive or raw that shouldn't be! That's probably it, i'd give most things a go.

4 places I would love to be right now:
No where else.... I love my home.

Sorry Gilraen I don't think that one was really meant for someone like me!!!!!! - Some may say boring, but I prefer "just happy in her own little world" :lol:

I'm not going to tag anyone 'cos everyone in my circle seems to have been tagged to within an inch of their lives lately.... so if you fancy it, feel free!!!!

ALso tagged by Ruth:

“~Start Copying Here~”

and copy all the things listed without removing the links (Of course, the train would be no use without those links) Move all the sites labeled “Enjoyable finds” to the list labeled “Oldies”. Add 5 sites that you want to include in the train under Enjoyable Finds and make a link to their blog, then invite them to join the train. So I'm inviting the following 5, but ONLY if you want to.

Enjoyable finds:
Allotment Lady
The Yarn Yard
Nappy Mad Knitter
Piglottie's Parlour
Terri Knits

Laura and her favourite things
Mr Brown Thumb
Gledwoods Video Blog
Noo's knits and other bits
Baba's Blog
Lettuce Eating
There are a million stories in the naked city
Imagined Life
A Piece of My Mind
Mike's HomefrontCrAzY Working Mom
Everything And Nothing
Finding Life's Enchancements
Queenie's Random Ramblings
Minnesota Meanderings
Eclectic Spaghetti
The Wonderful World of Nothing
Live Life Love Life
The Gabbatha Journey
The Post College Years II
Welcome to the Old Fart’s Blog
The Ice Queen
There Was an Ocean
Brooke’s Musings
Quilly’s Quips ~ visit my site!
Writer’s Cramps II ~ visit my site!a work in progress ~ visit my site
Lifecruiser ~ visit my site!
Ever After… My Way ~ visit my site!
Insanity Prevails~”Visit my site”
My Romantic Home~”Visit my site”
fairiebees~”Visit my site”
Exceedingly Mundane~”Visit my site”
Smokey Mountain Breakdown~ “Visit my site”Kaliblue - Visit My Site
Just me shann - Visit My Site
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Asara Dragon- Visit My Site
A Little Piece Of Me - Visit My Site
The Rocky Mountain Retreat - Visit My Site
Scrappin…with life in this New Year of 2007 - Visit My Site
Rhonda’s Blog - Visit My Site
Skittles’ Place - Visit My Site
Cruftbucket- Visit My Site
Goldercoaster - Visit My Site
ComedyPlus - Visit My Site
eJabs- Visit My Site UntwistedVortex - Visit My Site
The Chronicles of My Life - Visit My Site
I am Who I am - Visit My Site WebStyle - Visit My Site
Endangered Spaces - Visit My Site
CoolAdzine for Marketers - Visit My Site
Rinsem’sRink - Visit My Site
Sean’s Ramblings - Visit My Site
MacBros Place - Visit My Site
Can’t Coach That - Visit My Site
Critical Assumption - Visit My Site
Foreign Perspectives - Visit My Site
Carl Pei - Visit My Site
Swapw - Visit My Site
Life of a School Bus Driver - Visit My Site
Tamiki - Visit My Site
Bobs’ Reformat This - Visit My Site
Shawn Knight - Visit My Site
Kelly Cho - Visit My Site JohnChow dot com - Visit My Site Visit My Site
Jane May Blogs - Visit My Site
Ms. Danielle - Visit My Site
Stock Trading 101 - Visit My Site
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MakeMoney Online with a 13-year Old - Visit My Site ~End Copying

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Training Update - 5 days to go

Well last night I actually managed to run 2 miles!!!!! (with a small 2 min break in the middle) !! It was a beautiful chilly evening, and I knew that the conditions were perfect for me. It must be said I was proud of myself!!! The raceforlife on Saturday is at 2pm, so if the weather is hot I know that I'm going to find it really hard as really we haven't had too much in the way of "heatwave" weather for training in! But I know now that I can do it, and even if I fail to run the half distance on Saturday I know that I've done what I set out to do!!

I am hugely grateful to all who have sponsored me, and I have often gone back and read your comments on my sponsor page to keep me going when training motivation was a little low!

Hopefully there will be piccies after the race! - well at least I'll have an excuse for looking a mess!

Thanks again, I'm running for us all x

Monday, June 04, 2007

Well, where to start?

Firstly an update on the knitting. This first photo of the sleeve in making, is a little better representative of the colour (although still not quite rich enough to do it justice) The second is the progress so far. I want to get it finished soon so I can move on to my next project! When it grows up it's going to be this DROPS 100-2

The next project is going to be this DROPS 101-22 in this:-

It's a little more feminine than I would normally wear, but a girl has to be a girl sometimes, and I think it'll be lovely for the summer!

So that's about it for knitting progress, now onto veggies:-

Here is bed one, with onions, carrots, cabbages and courgette (plus a couple of sunflowers round the back!) There are also a large number of weeds at the moment due to the rain, but hey at least the veggies are growing!!!!!

This second bed is the 3 sisters: Sweetcorn, runner beans, and butternut squash. The squash isn't doing very well, but everything else is making up for it.... and see on the left hand side is purple sprouting broccoli. I thought I'd pop it in there as it wouldn't be ready 'til after the winter, so I thought it would be really slow growing and small - how wrong can a person be!!!!! There is also a tomato plant and a couple of capsicums in this bed but they're not doing so well.... although it is really still only early and they have plenty of time to liven up!!!!

Next my birthday haul: With HUGE thanks to Mama (my beloved grandmother) who send me some money to splurge on myself. I bought these from Joycesupershop on eBay. There are 12 sets of 5 DPN's in all sizes from 2mm - 8mm all at 20cm long. Then there are another 4 sets of 15cm DPN's 2.25mm, 2.75mm, 3.25mm and 3.75mm (which are all great odd sizes for sock making!) Then 12 aluminium crochet hooks size 2mm - 8mm and 8 bamboo crochet hooks size 4mm - 10mm. All for under £20. Now they're never going to please needle snobs, but for those of us that like to ensure we have every size in-house for every eventuality, then these are perfect. The bamboo softens beautifully when used, the thinner needles are quite pointy and the thicker ones more rounded. Just perfect for socks and sleeves and all things round!!!!

I also bought this book on a bit of a whim and totally enabled by Chrissy. I have loads of stuff in my Amazon wish-list, but no I dove straight in and got something completely different! - Don't think I'll ever be making a wand-cover, but actually the jumpers, socks and odds and sods are lovely and very wearable. (Wonder how old DearNephew has to be before he will appreciate a Quidditch sweater?)
Along with the book I also bought an updated 1Gb MP3 player that plays audio books (yep I was enabled again by certain forum members!!!!) My last one didn't, but this one is cheap and cheerful and does the job! (You don't need a picture - it's an MP3 player!) and it comes with an armband so I can use it when jogging without popping it down my bra (you don't want to know!) Actually am miffed now as I've just seen that they've put the price down by £6. Still it was cheap at £24 so I can't complain!

So thanks Mama, it was lovely to treat myself!!!

Finally my eBay bargain for the month:-
£62 for the lot, collected from Reading. There's loads there, probably 100m in varying heights. More than I thought when I was bidding, and I'm chuffed to bits as (when I've found an equal bargain in the timber department) I'll be able to build the chickens a lovely big run, and have enough left for a small broody ark/hospital/quarantine area, so I can increase my chicken population a little!!!!!
Phew, must be time for a drink now, I'm exhausted!!!!!!!
p.s. Water to be fixed Thursday evening - watch this space!!!