Wednesday, 1 December 2010

mark will be helping me dye my hair a pretty colour next week..
(It looks quite bright but we'll be mixing it with conditioner as to not scare the boss so much!)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

New Project..

Getting my hair like this kind of colour:

Or this..

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

New Project

My house mate’s dear friend Robert has just put an offer in for a house in Orrell and has kindly asked us all if we’d help him to re-decorate. I obviously jumped at the chance, on the condition I get to decorate a room all by myself.

Therefore - I get do the guest room to my taste - Vintage. Fabrics. Trinkets.

He’s willingly obliged.

Heck yes!

Also, if you don't already know, I have a tumblr for me to post all the lovely vintage finds I come across on a daily basis. It's lots of fun.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

You need to check this out.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Fitting In.

Why is there a need for us as human beings to "fit in"?

The goings on that are happening to and around me are making me think about this.
There's a constant need to want to be involved with everyone and everything when really, our 4 or 5 that are the closest to us are the ones that need our attention the most. They are the ones that care about us the most.
Not the people who we're trying to grasp the attention of.

I'm privileged to have the people I consider my friends so close to my heart, especially through this season of difficult changes.

I don't apologise for getting all (not so very) deep and crabby on your ass.. It's something I've been thinking about this past week or so and I think a lot of us need to come to realisation about some stuff. I'm not perfect and I never intend to be.

On a higher note - 1month until the "start of sleeve"

Sunday, 3 October 2010

I'm thinking of setting up a tumblr for a little fun/interesting project I'm looking at starting..

Not for business purposes..

Just fun.


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

You just know when something particular happens and it's God.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

I just don't get some people..
Maybe I'm never meant to?

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A Well Earned Update!

So I haven't blogged since I've been back from my travels..
Ireland was lots of fun, and plans for the US late November 2011 is looking very promising. I have a great group of people out there who'll I'll be hanging with..
I previously posted their video here.. The chick Shannon is awesome, so friendly..
And Jacob the bassist, is like the male version of me.. It's very strange but they're both up for helping me out on where'd be cool to stay etc. etc. I m much looking forward to it.
A few people are convinced that once I go, I won't come back. I will keep options open.. I'm only going for a break, for something different. Who knows what'll happen? I for sure don't! Only one person does, and he'll let me know somehow!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Ireland Tomorrow..

I think I have everything in place?..

I am nervous a little bit.. In an excited kinda way..

Friday, 20 August 2010

I'm loving the fact I go to Ireland next week and that I got a card early off a family member with £210 in it for going away.
No worries whatsoever about running out of cash whilst I'm there.
Also.. Michigan is looking promising for next year! I'll get to hang out with some very cool peoples.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Brandi Carlile Cancels..

"On behalf of myself and our band, I deeply regret having to cancel the trip to Europe, the UK and Ireland this fall. We incurred a substantial financial loss after the tour was delayed due to the volcanic ash disrupting our travel, but we decided to reschedule and make it work this fall. Unfortunately, the funding for the tour has fallen through and we no longer can afford to hop across the pond for the tour. This is the toughest decision and announcement I've had to make as an artist and I can assure you I don't take it lightly. I know many of you have purchased concert tickets and made travel plans to see our band and I wanted to personally offer my deepest regrets and most sincere apology. The twins and I love Europe and are so grateful to the fans for the support that has allowed us to tour internationally over the last few years. It's been a dream come true and we will be back to make it up to you.

XO Brandi

Bloody well gutted!

I still owe you for this ticket Kaz!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Mike Mains And The Branches

They're cool. Please watch.
I get to hang with them next October. GLEE!

Stereo from Mike Mains & The Branches on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


I've been a bit phlegmmy this week so far.. Headachy today.. I think I'm coming down with something.

The lack of sleep isn't helping.

Maybe it's because I've come off my pill and it's what I needed after all?

I have my day off tomorrow to attempt to recover and get plenty of fluids.
I really don't want to be ill in Ireland.
Had a viewer for the loft this afternoon but I missed him. He's coming back tomorrow evening to meet me & Darren.. Hmm. I think he'll run when he does.

A shower, PJs, fresh bedding, Beauty & The Beast and a dose of Night Nurse should do the trick.


Saturday, 31 July 2010

In All Seriousness..

Do I come across as that unappreciative?
Someone has said to me that I'm not appreciative and it upsets me that they think that.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


With no recollection of where I've put them.
These are not the only things that've gone missing this month..
My iPod docking station.. The remote control has disappeared.
My "hairdressing" scissors which I use for cutting blisters of Amoxicillin 500mg Capsules 21pack into a nifty 5day course - 15capsule pack.. They've done one.

It's quite annoying because the pair I've lost are my more sustainable pair for work, yet the more expensive pair. The pair I'm having to use are my "prettier" pair which were free (But nicer to wear out).


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

So I've just booked a room in a guesthouse in Ireland for 5nights.. And checked out the flight prices which are very cheap!

I'm off to Cork for my 21st!!

Friday, 9 July 2010


Spontaneous nights out..

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

I'm in a lot of pain this week. A lot. Urgh.
I have two long weeks until the ultrasound on my kidneys and other places.
Oh what fun.
It hurts.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Present Option #2

Tim Minchin tickets go on Sale for the MEN Arena tomorrow at 9am.
He's on on the 17th December, with a 55piece orchestra.

Please?? :)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

I have fallen in love with Mike Mains & The Branches.
Listen to them. They're good.
Check them out on my spotify ;)

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Birthday Ideas..

For presents.. Check out my wish list on Amazon


Friday, 18 June 2010

I have to endure some painfully thrilling tests these next couple of weeks.
Not looking forward to one in particular.


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Sunday, 13 June 2010


I'm excited for Wednesday off this week!

For those who don't know and for those who've had all the gory details..
I'm having more professional tests on Thursday am too see what this "Substance" is in my pee samples and what ever's causing this pain in my back, making me feel like I have constant menstrual cramps.. Sucks. Whatever it is might make some sense as to why my belly's increased in size since Christmas.

Am I scared or relieved? I don't actually know.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

When I talk about getting tattoos and wanting a sleeve, I get people saying "Just think what you'll look like in a wedding dress!"

"Damn awesome" (If I do get married) is the answer I give them..

I've always been obsessed with this blog.. these are all the "Tattooed Bride" tagged posts..
I think you'll all end up being as addicted to this blog as I am.. Her twitter is cool too.. She's one cool lady!

Thursday, 3 June 2010


I'm a bit excited! Haha.. Sad, I know, but who cares?!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

So I guess many of you guys haven't seen tattoo #2..
It's still scabby, will need touching up and my Blackberry camera isn't fantastic, but it's awesome! I love it so much!

It's slowly getting there..


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

No Further Action Required

Is what Dr Gatenby's said after the last test..
Things're looking up.. But after the season finale of Brothers & Sisters, I'm feeling a bit tepid..

Sunday, 23 May 2010

It's A Small World After All..

I'm more or less IN the smaller room now.. Got the majority of stuff in.. Just gotta wait for the desk to be put together and the shelves to go up..
The bed's made..
I'll sleep well tonight :)

Monday, 17 May 2010

Take Me To The Hospital

I've been in A&E for literally 10minutes.. It was pointless Darren going home to come back again, never mind though..
I've had to have the top piercing taken out, it hurt so bad and was leaking awful stuff..

Also the album of the week (Thanks to the McDonalds trip after Flo & The Maxx) is The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die.. (Hence the title of this post.. You don't know what I mean?? It's a name of one of the tracks!)
Anyway, The next episode of Brothers & Sisters is calling me.. I promise I'll blog properly very soon..

Thursday, 29 April 2010

This rainy weather's making us get wood on the fire.
I like the sound of it cracking..

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Eye Sore

My eyes hurt.
One of the new house-mates is cooking and the onions are stinging my eyes.
The internet is down also. I'm having to sit in the living area with the modem plugged into the back of my laptop. Fun.

My purple Blackberry arrives tomorrow, but I doubt there'll be anyone in to sign for it.. I can't wait!
Also! Wednesday.. I get to see the awesome Brandi Carlile and her awesome instrumentals.. I'm just thankful Karen agreed those months ago to come with me.. I don't think I'll be drooling on my own at the beautiful Cello player..

Thursday, 15 April 2010


Ugly Betty has finished.
It doesn't feel like over 3years ago when I fell in love with the hideous metal-grinning poncho whilst I was gomping my way through ice-cream..

I going to miss it.
Yes.. The finale did make me cry!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The heart tattoo is booked for the 25th May.
Lovely stuff!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Saturday, 10 April 2010

I have my party plans!!
Ignore the questions asked at the dinner last night.. I'm not bothering with those now..
If the weather's promising.. A vintage feel tea party?
So that means outside, floral prints (Sorry Vic!), Doilies, picnics, cupcakes, lace and sun hats..
Venue's easy. It's only going to be a small get together..
Lovely stuff.

Home Made Sushi..

Monday, 5 April 2010

Check out my dinosaur!


So I did end up going out again last night with Jemma etc.
Interestingly, I saw Lauren, Rob's sister, with her fiance. She said that she misses me..

I better start getting ready to tackle some kids.
Now that'll be interesting!!

Saturday, 3 April 2010


Since I became totally independent.
Aren't you proud?!!
This time least year we were unpacking cardboard boxes and bags of clothes into, what was then, an empty room.. Now it's just full of clothes and books and I should really tidy it up.
Last night was fun.. Did a last minute get ready, go out, drink cocktails and Jack Daniels with Jemma.. I'm out tonight. Again. As Saturn ;) I'm excited. And I will possibly get to share sleeping quarters with Dave the dog again. Lucky me.
I went to GoApe! yesterday morning.. Ohhh it was so much fun!!
I may look into booking it for my 21st is people would be up for that? Something different? Then spend the rest of the day up at Rivington barn??
Here's a pre-preptalk picture!!..

Soooo attractive!!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Robot Watching..

My beautiful new watch..

And our gorgeous new dining suite which was nicely decorated after an IKEA visit this evening..

All in preparation for the dinner/finger food evening in the next couple of weeks..

And Jemma and I's pilates and yoga mats for the 7am workout..

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


I sussed it!! Finally!!
50 visits in 10days.. Not too bad!

Stoke On Trent

and some from America:
Moses Lake
Winston Salem

Hmm.. Interesting to know!

I don't mind if my heart don't beat and the sun don't shine.
They'll get theirs, you'll get yours and I'll get mine.
It used to be that everything was easy.. Now it's lost and nobody believes me.

Am I losing heart? Have I frozen it? Oh yeah.
Am I pushing too hard? Have I started to forget?

I'm alright.
Am I made of steel? Am I locked up tight?
I'm human, but I'm wide awake and afraid to fight.
It used to take nothing to amaze me, but now I'm older and it doesn't even phase me.

Am I losing heart? Have I frozen it? Oh yeah.
Am I pushing too hard? Have I started to forget?

It used to be that everything was easy.. Now it's lost and nobody believes me

Am I losing heart? Have I frozen it? Oh yeah.
Am I pushing too hard? Have I started to forget?

Saturday, 27 March 2010

I take that last post back..
All I've had was a small bowl of pasta around 3-4pm..
I'm stuffed and bloated.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Abdominal swelling seems to be going down..
In opposition to what Richard Ashcroft once said.. Maybe the drugs DO work..

Thursday, 25 March 2010

I cannot wait for these photos!
So much suspense!

Sunday, 21 March 2010


I've become obsessed with "Daft Hands"!!
Pure genius!


Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Trying very hard to get some sleep..
Legs are saying otherwise..
I still feel like I'm cycling..
I can feel my legs moving in that aching circling motion..
My head pounding as the winds hits me hard in the face..
Stopping halfway because I ate too much for breakfast..
The feel of it coming up my oesophagus..
Dodging the dog walkers..
If I stop, I'll feel worse..
The pressure of the pedals on my feet and of the brakes on my fingertips..
I want to stop but I know I can pull through it..
Legs just circling..
They don't want to rest..

Worthy Of A Blog..

I cycled.. To and from work today!!
Very, very tired!! And saddle sore!!

Also!.. I got my paycheque finally!
I passed my Counter Assistant exam, received my certificate and badge. Yes, a BADGE!!
Therefore, I'm getting a pay rise next month(ish).
Therefore, I'm being put forward to do my Dispensing Assistant course and exams around May.
And.. Vicky goes on Maternity Leave mid April, which means someone needing to be in on Saturdays.
Therefore, When she goes on Maternity Leave, I'm getting my Wednesday 9-2 swapped to a permanent Saturday 9-2.

It's all fun fun!!..

P.S.. Pictures of my awesome Coca-Cola bicycle and my awesome "Qualified Medicines Counter Assistant" badge will be up when my camera'll fit in my bag!!
Can't cycle with anything too big!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

I Was Not Hammered..

I just blinked..

Katie Fforde says..

"Top tip for writers. Remove your heart, your ego and your neurosis. Put them on a high shelf. Replace one month after your book comes out."

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Tattoo #2

Is this.. More at the top and right on the inside of my arm.. And deep reds and burnt oranges..

The heart in the middle that is..
It'll be a sleeve one day!..

Saturday, 27 February 2010

I didn't realise that Alice In Wonderland was out in the cinema on Friday?!!!!!!!!
Cheque day's only in 2weeks! I want to go watching it next weekend!!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Non The Wiser..

Yet my jaw feels stuck, like it need a oiling, all due to the fact that I have wisdom teeth coming through..
They were'nt so painful last week, just "Oh, I feel a tooth/ a couple of teeth coming through"..
But now, it feels like I have to prise me jaws to open my mouth, and push hard to clamp it shut..
Achey ache!
Hadouken! on Wednesday.. Woooooo!

Friday, 5 February 2010


It quite clearly is too..
Including "Charlie Bit My Finger", the Ninja Kitty, the fat man dancing to single ladies, the Stormtrooper and many, many more. Accompanied my the song that I posted to video of earlier this week.
Happy Friday guys! :)

..And of course, who can forget?!!.. the video that made OK Go pretty huge..
AND!! The phenominal Lasse Gjertsen!

Wow!! This is my 100th post too!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


I know I've been abit "afar" the past few weeks.. maybe months actually after happenings post moving and post birthday.
But I'm back on track I'd say.. Back to where I was, say, 18months ago.

In love with my job, my family, my friends. My whole life is pretty great currently.. Minus the snow. I love it, don't get me wrong, just not when it includes walking up Ladies Lane three times a day.. It'd be fine if it was happening on a Friday evening, Then I could get up extra early one Saturday and do something with my day.. Maybe make snow angels, walk to the "RABBIT ROCKKKKSSSS!"?. Ha! Rabbit Rocks..

I'm no longer angry. I've apologised.
He's not.
Just goes to show really doesn't it.
I'm the hero of this story.

I've come out stronger and a lot, lot more wiser.

However. A lot to look forward to this month!
Tomorrow it "Heart For Haiti" at Manchester Apollo. I'm strongly looking forward to this..
And Sunday, hosting Scott's baptism celebrations.
Then I get a week of peace, then it gets CRAZILY filled!!
15th: Girls' evening in at Lynne's from work.
17th: Toni's 22nd at a lovely Tapas bar.
18th: Lady Gaga with Toni, Markie and one of his friends.
24th: Hadouken! at Manchester Academy.

I'm sure there's other things in between all of this.. But I can't think of them at this moment in time.

I shall leave you to dwell on other thoughts and dream sweet images.
Love you.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Saturday, 30 January 2010


Oh my word!
The past two days, have been hil-bloody-arious!!
Friday, Jean & I were attempting to guess the delivery driver's name and she guessed "Alan". Well. We both looked at each other and did this.. We were crying with laughter for hours!!

Then today was stock take at work.. I've experienced this in my previous job, where the "stock takers" get under your feet.. Well they do in this job too, with a shop full of customers.. During which a Karate instructor comes rushing in, suited in the whole "black belt" attire, demanding for plasters as a kid has cut his finger.. Shouldn't they have a first kit on hand anyway? Or are we just a walk-in first aid service. We kind of are.

Toni then kindly met me at work where she asked for genital wart treatment.. Awkward much? Then we ate night old Chinese with egg fried rice with tea, then Markie came over to cut Toni's hair (which looks fittt!!), had a HUGE family dinner with the Maidens-plus.

Then Mark & I drove back to mine, ate ice cream, watched Employee Of The Month, attempted to break wood, started a fire and more or less put the world to rights.

I'm happy how this week's panned out. Very happy.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

I actually feel sick.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


He has the cheek to text me his "reasons" but no replies.
Dim wit.

I'll be less frustrated and less sick tomorrow when I go enjoy a Caffe Nero and company with Kaz in the Arndale's HMV for Hadouken!'s live performance and signings.
I'll be taking a camera dammit.

Ooo.. There's another blood donation at the beginning of February. And Florence And The Machine are doing the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool in May. I'm keeping occupied. I'm glad I have a busy job.

Monday, 25 January 2010


(500) Days Of Summer in reverse?

I think slightly so.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Change Of Events..

Tonight is no longer consisting of fajitas, films and pjamas with Jemma and her friend Sarah.. But fajitas and some girly time in town.
I'm looking forward to it!!
More from here tomorrow..

Thursday, 21 January 2010


I need to come up with a film character or actress to go as to a birthday party which is rather soon..
Rob has his sorted already, and it's a pretty good one at that I must say.. If he trusts me with a wash in wash out hair dye.

Night time..

I Love that big bird a little too much..

Monday, 18 January 2010

Fluffy Guitars and "Jackpot" Jackets

Last night was fantastic. I must say.. I'm a huge, huge fan now.
The walk back to the car was hilarious, especially taking all the photographs.
I like the start of TwentyTen already I do.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

The boiler's bust. Yes. Bust.

Today's been a weird day and no matter how much I try, I can't get rid of this banging headache..
The blouse I saw last week, was no longer there. But I bought an awesome jumper instead.
I also have the constant taste of coffee in my mouth. Mmmmmmmmmm.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Like a schoolboy sneaking out the window, and over to my girlfriend's house.
For the first time behind the bike-shed, trying to unbutton her blouse..
That was then, you live and let be,
But once again, it’s all coming back to me.
With you, years down the line, feeling like the first time.
Like the first time, it’s heart over mine and it feels like the first time.
It’s heart over mine and it feels like the first time.

And still you keep on giving me goosebumps, every time you touch my neck
And did you know girl just how bad my toes curl when the end of our fingers connect?
Real talk, a "hundred and ten"..
When you smile, I’m reaching for oxygen.
When your lips lean into mine, I’m feeling like the first time.
Like the first time, it’s heart over mine and it feels like the first time.
It’s heart over mine and it feels like the first time.

Like a schoolboy sneaking out the window, this is how you make me feel.
How you make me feel.

Like the first time, it’s heart over mine and it feels like the first time.
It’s heart over mine and it feels like the first time.
Like the first time.
Like the first time, it’s heart over mine and it feels like the first time.

Saturday, 9 January 2010


I got my take-away..
Beef & Muchroom with fried rice, chips and spring rolls.
Nom nom.
Then I claimed my Big Bang Theory DVDs back and we watched them back to back until we fell asleep.
I put my music on this morning and we danced to "The Hives - You Got It All... Wrong" under the covers. It was hilarious.
It's been so much fun not doing anything because of sore toe!!

Friday, 8 January 2010

My "Knight" has not arrived with my take-out yet.

I'm utterly freezing!!
The boiler's gas pipes've frozen again, and I can't light the fire!! Jemma'll be back about 6ish. Brrrrrr!!
Had the foot done again, and it's painful, but it's too cold to take my socks/Jen's slippers off to change my bandages and dressings. Maybe later..