Wednesday 12 December 2007
Tuesday 11 December 2007
Anyway, these Student Bloopers will give you a giggle or a belly laugh, depending on your sense of humour. Enjoy!
Friday 7 December 2007
Wednesday 5 December 2007
Tuesday 4 December 2007
I really must invest in a proper daylight lamp. At the moment I have a lamp base with a daylight bulb in (the blue ones) with no shade. I'm practically being blinded by it. My eyes seriously need testing as it is. Contacts lenses and new lenses, I see pound signs. With the lounge being so big and the television seeming like it's sat in the next county, my eyes really are feeling the strain.
Talking of eyes...........you know what it's like when you need to 'powder your nose' in the night and you don't want to switch the landing light on ? I was on my way back the other night, with freshly powdered nose when I overshot the distance to our bedroom door and walked smack bang into the next closed bedroom door.
Reminds me of the days when you had to put money in the meter for the electric. We were in total darkness and I did the same thing then. Best bit was my late father saying "Did you have your glasses on?". Alas, glasses can't make you see in the dark. Must keep eating those carrots.
Anyway, back to being a mole in that hole.
Thursday 8 November 2007
We really are being spoilt here, five bedrooms, huuuuge lounge, dining room, study, kitchen, utility, bathroom, two toilets, big drive................ the cats have one of the bedrooms to themselves at night, the guinea pigs have another, we have one and the other two are storage! It really is a big place! If it wasn't for the fact that it is needed for the village vicar and the need for probably another £100,000 on top of our house budget, we would probably consider buying it!
It's a bit unkept in places and I've been scrubbing, weeding, un-packing, tidying etc, ever since we moved in a week ago. Bears are taking a back seat for a while!
Bubba the bunny found a good home on ebay, which I was really happy about. With Christmas just round the corner, if I can drag myself away from house chores, I might do a Christmas inspired bear!
Well I'm now off to find hedge trimmers to tackle the overgrown front hedge!
Thursday 25 October 2007
With the buyers of our house being late in getting their documents back, we are left with nowhere to go when we move next Wednesday 31st. We are planning to rent, but with the time left we probably will have a few days with nowhere to rest our weary heads.
If it was just us we could easily stay in a B&B and store our belongings for the few days, but three cats and two guinea pigs, I don't think so!
Oddly, I'm not as stressed as I thought I would be. Maybe I've become slightly catatonic?
Well, we have our health and we won't be sleeping under cardboard boxes, whatever the outcome. Well, this too shall come to pass and Que sera sera.
Monday 22 October 2007
Bubba went on ebay.com yesterday evening. Thats UK time! I have a great problem working out the different time zones! His listing link is below. Fingers crossed for him!
Friday 19 October 2007
Sorting Mum out with a new care agency (won't scare you with the one she has at the moment! Grrrr), sorting Mum out full stop, packing for our move at the end of this month (Eeek!), looking for a rental property for 6 months, searching for parts for our little car and so on.
On a plus note.... Bubba will be going on ebay.com Sunday (fingers crossed). I've just finished his page for the listing. It's been such a stressful time lately, now that it's easing slightly, I'm worried I've forgotten something! Typical me. I will post a link to his listing when he goes on. It's been a long while since I've appeared on ebay and though I'm thoroughly pleased with how the little chap has turned out, it's hard to tell how he will be received. Keep all your digits crossed for me!
Sending hugs and needing hugs..........and breathe
Wednesday 10 October 2007
On another note - Mum is coming out of hospital on Monday (15th), fingers crossed for her too, that she gets on ok. I have fears I will wake up looking like Gandalf one of these mornings, from the stress of it all. Hopefully I wouldn't have the beard though. Veet anyone?
Tuesday 9 October 2007
Its been hard to concentrate of late. We are having a tussle with social services and the hospital my Mum is currently in, as to what will be the next step when she comes out of hospital. We strongly believe she should be at home with her cats, while they feel she should be in a residential home. Apparently it seems to them that having carers in five times a day, plus district nurses twice, my Robert twice to feed the cats, plus me doing the cleaning and washing, isn't as good as being in a residential home, where I know for sure she'd be thoroughly miserable.
Anyway enough of the bureaucracy and red tape talk (nice to have a little 'vent' though!).
Well I shall absorb myself in carrots for the best part of this afternoon!
Bye for now
Thursday 27 September 2007
Tuesday 25 September 2007
Above is Alfie, out white siamese, who I think is actually a two year old child, masquerading as a cat. Highly intelligent, he knows the word 'no' and 'bedtime' (stomps off to the utility, complaining as he goes) and 'dinner'. Dinner usually makes him go at a much faster pace and he'll stand waiting for the others to arrive before he starts to eat. His manners are impeccable.
Below is Harvey. Loves cuddles and is a bit of a drooler when extremely happy. A very soppy, limpet like boy!
Then there is Ellie (Above). A rather heavy, chunky, cuddly tabby. Very chatty, though rather monosyllabic. Likes a lap (as do they all) and makes a rather handy hot water bottle, when the evenings get nippy.
This last pic is just for the 'Awwww' factor. Harvey is mostly happy to let Alfie snuggle up. Especially if Alf goes about it in slow motion with the odd freeze frame. Occasionally he'll complain, then go about giving Alfie's head a good wash (I think he was a hairdresser in a previous life).
Monday 17 September 2007
Alfie our white siamese enjoyed the candle blowing out ritual too, as the candles are ones that relight. I did find them slightly unnerving as they did spark a bit!
Well the caterpillar cake is almost gone. Saving the face till last (I love soft fondant icing!).
Got Kathy Martins, 'Teddy Bear - A Collectable History of the Teddy Bear', as one of my presents, which I'll enjoy reading.
Right, now off to order some birthday food!
Saturday 8 September 2007
Tuesday 28 August 2007
Thought I would let you have a peak of my latest bear that will be going with me to my next fair 'Totally Teddies' in Loughborough on the 9th September.
Really pleased with how he has turned out. It was my first time with plush. Its very soft and silky and so different to mohair! It's always nice to be able to use something different for a change. At first I thought 'not keen on plush', then when I saw how he had turned out I thought I might give it another go, which is what I am doing now!
It's also my first time doing a sculpted nose. I started to do my usual stitched nose and just couldn't get it right, so had a go with clay! I didn't want anything too fussy and I feel it works well with him.
Well........must get back to the next bear, which I am just about to cut out. Going to head to my Mums re-rehabilitation flat to do some of the sewing. She's in there getting physio after a very long stay in hospital. To say its been a worrying, stressful time is an understatement! Fingers crossed she improves.
Will hopefully post more news soon. It's been 'Mostly Mum' lately.
Wednesday 8 August 2007
Here's Cottontail that was my entry for Teddy Bear Scene's 'Reader's Choice Awards 2007'. I doubt I have been nominated as Paula Carter of 'All Bear' has announced on her Blog that she is a nominee in the 'Bare Bears' category (well done Paula!). Cottontail was my entry for the 'Furry Friends' category and as I haven't heard anything and the magazine is out tomorrow publicising the nominees, I think I must have missed out this time. There's always next year!