Saturday, 29 January 2011

Wine. Mostly.

For someone with absolutely no social life, who never goes out and who rarely drinks (contrary to popular belief) I seem to have done a fair bit of all three this week!

On Sunday afternoon I went to see Black Swan with my daughter, thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a very long time since I have been in a completely chockablock cinema, with folk wandering up and down trying to find seats to find seats together.
I loved it. A bit too much lady luvvin and, ahem, self luvvin and not enough dance in my ever so 'umble opinion but a brilliant film. I struggled through the trailers with massive sensory overload (thank you ME) but was so absorbed by the sheer beauty of the film that I more than coped. The woman next to my daughter jumped and yelped every time there was a violent bit - and there were plenty (nail files in face anyone?) - and Winona Rider playing an aging star? Eh? Is she really 'aging'?
Obviously like many knitters who see it I LOVED 'The Scarf' of twinkly bits - I don't usually get distracted by knits on screen but I did like this.

In pinks. Or blacks.

Yes, a damned good film - I want to see the King's Speech next, but by hell it's an expensive business going to the cinema!

Daphne now wants to be a ballerina and is gutted that my ballet shoes are slightly too big for her. She has demanded a tutu.
Kids eh.

Then we nipped over to the Nation of Shopkeepers for a light tea - very much a reminder of my misspent yoof, dark, noisy, slightly alternative music, relaxed and familiar feeling.
Plus the food was good - as I can't eat gluten or dairy I was chuffed to bits to have a choice, and ended up with chips and halloumi with mushrooms which was perfic.
Daphne enjoyed herself too ...

A bit too much ...

More to come ....

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Long time no see.

Not 100% sure I am alive alive o, but here I am, in typing if not in body.

So how is everyone? Well I hope. Up to oodles of mischief? Excellent!

Nothing of any interest really to report here - life's a bit of a mish mash really, work issues (as in I now need to sign on as I am out of work because of health issues - and found out via my pay slip a WEEK after my colleagues had been told ... union chap has the bit between his teeth and is after blood) and ongoing health issues seem to have taken their toll lately.

But what the hell, I am sure they will sort themselves out soon - more tests tomorrow so my Dr can refer me to the local ME specialists, not sure they can actually do anything much but tis worth a try, especially as I have had a pretty grim time of it lately.

What else?

Ooooh - new camera!  fancy pants one - and ironically all I seem to have the energy to do is take endless piccies of poor PSidney.
Doubly ironic because they are more out of focus than with my trusty old battered and bruised camera ...

All together now - awwwwwwww.

I love PSidney. He isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, and his repertoire so far consists of 'feed me', 'I said FEED ME!', eating things, falling asleep on me (that's how exciting I am) and 'FEED MEEEEEEEE!'
I am worried I am turning rapidly into a batty old woman as he has a rather impressive collection of toys now. Sad eh.
Oh, and a tent.
I kid you not!
Sid in a tent - tis a wonderful sight to behold.

I have a new bird table, and some marvellously blurred shots taken through the net curtains.

Mrs Thrush (stop sniggering) - I wondered why there were so few birds on it yet so much being eaten. She is gorgeous - one of the very few times when thrush is welcome ;-)

I also have the important things in life such as pink leather handbags and - er -

leopard print shoesies.
Betcha jealous.
These little lovelies will be going to see Black Swan later this afternoon. Well, when I say 'see' obviously they will be on the floor and won't see a damned thing.

My health wasn't helped when I decided to get new living room furniture and then shift some stuff (by which I mean FURNITURE) oop stairs and bring some other FURNITURE down. Yes I hurt myself. Yes I got a cabinet completely wedged half way down the (narrow, twisty) stairs. Yes I was very very grateful for the downstairs bathroom until my daughter came to unwedge the cabinet. Yes I paid the price for a few days afterwards.

But YES I think it's going to be worth it - loads and loads to do as I am sorting through every single bag and box I own but it's getting there verrrry slowly.
From this:
to this:
Loads to do ....

Blimey this is a long long blog post, sorry!

Stick with it, tis almost done.
I am going to make something along the lines of this
but in lilacs and purples, for the daughter of a very lovely friend.
And knitting, knitting is being done - am determined to finish my Sylvi by the end of the month and line it in cerise. Plus I am half way through knitting a Kim Hargreaves jumper. So yes, knitting, tis being done.

Well done on having survived a marathon post about - well, sweet FA really.
Go put your feet up and have a cuppa.
OOOOOH - keep your eyes peeled my friends, Top Secret Stuff is potentially in the pipeline.

For now let's just say I am NOT a disorganiser. I am not dishonest. I am not sh1te. I DO travel!

Do you?