Wednesday, 9 December 2009


I've been sat here thinking about families latley, maybe because its that time of year and most people will be seeing theirs.

Unfortunatley i wont be one of them...most of my family has died and the rest dont get along.
I think that for me family are not just people who are related to you somehow, i think family is/are those people who shape and form our lives by being part of it, many of the people i have met in the last 7 or 8 years since my parents past away have helped guide me and nudge me when ive needed or required it, and it is these people i consider my family.

as i write this its about 11:30 at night and i've been hyome for a couple of hours from work and im deciding what to do with my time and i find that some of the people i want to talk to arent around and yet i find i cant just ring them a) becuase of the latness of the hour & b) i dont know what to say; it never occurs to me that i should be the one to start a conversation or to do something....

Recently ive had some people in my life declare that i `have and attitude` now i understand that many people seem to think that this means im bossy, opionated and rude...yes i suppose i could be all these things but i also like to think that in fact i have as much right to express my feelings and thoughts as much as anyone...i aklois have the right noit to take abuse from people!

I often think that taking crap from people is a form of surrender, i dont always agree that its the best thing to do, ill be damned if im going to keep quiet just so i can be steam-rollered into something, nor am i going to let myself fade away when i have an opinion of something!

before anyone reading this jumps to the conclusion that i am unhappy, let me clear this up...i am happy where i am. i just would enjoy some of my friends spending a little time with me rather than just deciding im out of sight...out of mind!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

long time no notice!!

Hi, sorry to anyone wondering what ive been upto, and the fact that i havent posted for ages....
Simple fact was i had totally forgotten to do any and i also lost my blogger password (obviously found it again).
Well looks like summer hasnt exactly been a lovely one this year! well, it hasnt exactly been a good one from my perspective; what with the cases on swine flu now sweeping across the country and even my mate Tony coming down with it
So what have I been up to?

Well ive been visitng the local nature reserve, Whisby is a wildlife park where people go locally; it has hides for birdwatching and loads of walks for people to...well walk!

I've also been working hard at my job, this sadly isnt much of a progression from what i was doing down in Devon but it is a faster career improvement, here i can get training easier without feeling like im not up to the task; (apologies to anyone who reads this and thinks im being mean to my former bosses)

Anyway, ive also been indulging my passion for carboot sales, now when i lived down in Devon it was difficult to attend these because i worked on days when they occurred, it was only by arranging time off that i was able to go and buy stuff.

Here its been easier; for one my shifts are unfixed; this means that i have different days off each week and the rotas are arranged very much ahead of schedule (pardon the pun) therefore some weeks i have Saturdays and some weeks i have Sundays off and sometimes i have other days off.

Now i love going to car boot sales, they tend to be the best place to pick up bargains; best bargain i got was the stereo i picked up at a local auction for the cats protection league here in Lincoln...i got it for £1, yes! £1! and it works wonderfully

Anyway I'm due to Go on holiday soon with my partner and his friend mike, we're trotting off to sleepy old teignmouth for a week to celebrate my birthday...hopefully ill have some pictures for everyone to see!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

New Computer Time

Well after much nagging from my one and only fan (they know who they are) I've managed to put my ass back onto the computer chair and found something to chat about.

On Tuesday My partner gary and myself needed to do some shopping...I had just been paid and wanted to look for a new game or something in which to enjoy.
Anyways I found a game for about £20 and was about to go and pay for it when my eye caught something that I thought at first was too good to believe...namely a new pc!

Now recently my poor 6 yr old pc was having a hard time of couldnt keep up with its owner's relentless demands on its poor processor and failing hard drive, therefore I had decided to replace it but had resigned myself to the fact it wouldn't happen for some time yet as desktop pc's were still expensive and therefore I would have to save up.

Anyway I had noticed this PC....a Medion dual core pentium processor (to the non techno out there thats a very whizzy brain) PC with vista home premium and a 250GB hard drive plus a DVD-RW drive capable of burning to nearly every type of disc out there...excepting blu-ray.

Now how much did you think this PC cost? £250? £300? or even £400?

Nope I bought it for.....£194 (originally £199 reduced by the new VAT rate)!!!!!

So after lugging the machine back to my comfy bed-sit/flat I had the interesting task of copying everything of value and interest to DVD+RW and then disconnecting, installing and transferring everything to the new PC....not an easy task and one that certainly caused friction between gary and myself!!!!

So now I'm the proud owner of an updated PC...and the old one? last seen at gary's place about to be erased and reformatted ready for his use. :-)

Hopefully I'm also going to be going out and about in a few weeks time so I will have more Photos to add.

Monday, 9 February 2009

New Home, New Life and New Friends

Ok first post of 2009!
First off I apologise for anyone who has been trying to find out what i have been up to recently; i have only just unpacked the pc from the pile of boxes that used to clutter my boyfriend's hallway

From that i hope you will gather that I now have my own space to call my own: before the questions start to fly i will point out that my poor other half has a very poky flat and there simply wasnt enough room for all of our stuff does not mean im going to break up with him but i have wanted some room for myself should disagreements become inevitable!

I have moved into a lovely bed-sit near the city centre of lincoln....unlike most bedsits this one consists of two rooms one that has been converted into my living room/study and the other which is my bedroom.

The last three/four weeks have been taken up with decorating and furnishing the living room; when i moved in the walls were a pale green and looked seriously unpleasent (well to me anyway) we repainted it a lovely sky blue and painted the skirting boards chocolate brown

There is a bed setee in the living room...perfect for guests and friends should they decide to pay a call (hint hint).

secondly with christmas out of the way ive managed to break the ice with my work colleagues, they're very nice although i would be lying if i said they are better than my old mates and i have forgotten about my teignmouth pals...far from it!

Anyways as soon as im all sorted ill add more posts...until then!!!