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Sunday, March 11th, 2007
7:06 pm
Sometimes there is a certain song at a certain time of life that sums up how you feel . . . this is
I look at you, you bite your tongue
I dont know why or where im coming from
And in my head im close to you
We're in the rain still searching for the sun

You think that I wanna run and hide
I'll keep it all locked up inside
I just want you to find me
I'm not lost, I'm not lost, Just undiscovered
And when we're alone we are all the same as each other
You see the look thats on my face
You might think im out of place
Im not lost, no no, just undiscovered

Well the time it takes to know someone
It all can change before you know its gone
So close your eyes and feel the way
I'm with you now believe theres nothing wrong

You think that I wanna run and hide
I'll keep it all locked up inside
I just want you to find me
I'm not lost, Im not lost, Just undiscovered
We're never alone we're all the same as each other
You see the look thats on my face you might think im out of place
I'm not lost, no no, just undiscovered

Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
5:47 pm
Just a quick hello!

Miss you all!
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
8:54 pm
Sausage rolls
Hey Nelle - just for you as not sure you are getting my emails at the mo . . .

1 lb of packet puff pastry
1 lb or pork sausage meat
Beaten egg.
Little milk
Flour for dusting

Roll out half of the pastry into an oblong, 40 x 20 cms

Divide the sausage meat into 4 equal pieces, dust with flour, and form two of them into rolls the length of the pastry. Lay each piece of sausage meat on each piece of pastry.

Brush the pastry edges with a little milk, and roll. Press firmly to seal.

Brush with beaten egg

Cut each roll into 5cms strips, and make two or three slits in each one.

Repeat with remaining meat and pastry.

Transfer onto a baking sheet, and bake at 220 for 15 minutes. Then lower the temp to 180, and bake for a further 15 mins.


Hope this helps! Good Luck!!!!

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, November 20th, 2006
9:33 pm
ARRRRGGGGGHHH! National emergency!!!

It looks as if our telly is on the blink - everyone has a kind of jaundiced glow about them - soooooo not what I need at the mo!

Current Mood: crappy
Sunday, November 19th, 2006
9:25 pm
Manic weekend as ever - went to see our local football team play which was fab! We won and are now third in the Premiership!! This time last year we were going to be relegated, so this is fantastic news!!!

Then today I did the mamoth of all mamoth listings on Ebay - if you know of anyone who wants tights, there are tonnes listed under my trading name of Celestedirect!

What did you all get up to?

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, November 17th, 2006
5:08 pm
Please read and take note . . .
HANDBAGS


I never gave it a thought. Who would have thought?

Have you ever noticed gals who sit their handbags on public toilet floors -
then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the table? Happens
a lot!

It’s not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress.
Sometimes "what you don’t know 'will' hurt you"!

Read on...

Mum got so upset when guests came in the door and plopped their handbags
down on the counter where she was cooking or setting up food. She always
said that handbags are really dirty, because of where they have been.

Smart Mum!!!

It’s something just about every woman carries with them. While we may know
what's inside our handbags, do you have any idea what's on the outside?
Shauna Lake put handbags to the test - for bacteria - with surprising
results. You may think twice about where you put your handbag.

Women carry handbags everywhere; from the office to public toilets to the
floor of the car. Most women won't be caught without their handbags, but
did you ever stop to think about where your handbag goes during the day?

We decided to find out if handbags harbour a lot of bacteria. We learned
how to test them at Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake , and then we set out
to test the average woman's handbag.

Most women told us they didn't stop to think about what was on the bottom
of their handbag. Most said at home they usually set their handbags on top
of kitchen tables and counters where food is prepared.

Most of the ladies we talked to told us they wouldn't be surprised if their
handbags were at least a little bit dirty. It turns out handbags are so
surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who tested them was shocked.

Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly all of the handbags
tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in harmful kinds of
bacteria. Pseudomonas can cause eye infections, staphylococcus aurous can
cause serious skin infections, and salmonella and e-coli found on the
handbags could make people very sick.

In one sampling, four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella, and
that’s not the worst of it. "There is fecal contamination on the handbags,”
says Amy.
Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner than cloth handbags, and
lifestyle seemed to play a role.

People with kids tended to have dirtier handbags than those without, with
one exception. The handbag of one single woman who frequented nightclubs
had one of the worst contaminations of all.

"Some type of feces, or possibly vomit" says Amy.

So the moral of this story - your handbag won't kill you, but it does have
the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you eat.


Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets, and don't put it on
your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen countertop.

Experts say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a pair
of shoes. "If you think about putting a pair of shoes onto your
countertops, that's the same thing you're doing when you put your handbag
on the countertops" - your handbag has gone where individuals before you
have sneezed, coughed, spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc!

Do you really want to bring that home with you? The microbiologists at
Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will help.

Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of leather
handbags.


THIS IS WORTH SHARING!!!

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
6:55 pm
I now have what they had!!! Great!!!

Current Mood: sick
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
3:40 pm
One of my pet hates this time of year are people who come to work, and spread their germs around - STAY AT HOME!!!!

I DONT WANT WHAT YOU HAVE!!!!

Grrrrrrr!!

That day off was completely lost by 9 am this morning!!!

Current Mood: aggravated
Monday, November 6th, 2006
10:46 pm
Multi-tasking
Do you ever feel that you life is just one long multi-task?

Just take today for instance my first day off in ages. . .

1. I woke up then switched on the radio and dozed whilst updating my general knowledge via the radio . . .
2. Got up, made a drink, switched on tumble dryer, and hung some washing up . . .
3. Started writing Xmas cards (I know its early!) whilst watching my TV programmes that I had Sky Plussed ( Nanny McPhee and Robin Hood, both good!), made a couple of phone calls . . .
4. Took food out of the freezer for dinner, got in the car to drive to my friends shop, where I socialised, whilst shopping for pressys . . .
5. Got home, finnished watching my TV programmes, whilst Ebaying, then did some ironing whlst watching a film. . .
6. Put dinner on, carried on Ebaying, and talking to Nelle. . .
7. Had a bath whilst reading a book, having gotten Jim to sign his name on Xmas cards I had written earlier . . .
8. Typing this whilst watching Spooks ( if you ever get to watch this do!), and once finnished, will put all the cards in their envellopes!

Now all in all this isnt a problem - as a woman it comes naturally! However, what I do wonder about is that if I had to sit still what would I do . . . fidget no doubt!!

Current Mood: busy
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
7:52 pm
My mad loon of a husband has just done The Great South Run, all 10 miles of it, it 1hr 26!

Of course I was the official support team!!

It poured and poured with rain, and everyone was soaked, but it was a great day!

He is hooked, and is next doing a half marathon in prep for the Londaon Marathon next year - 26 miles!!!

Still feeling quite porly, but I deserve it!

Back to work tomorrow - grrr!!

Current Mood: bouncy
Saturday, October 21st, 2006
12:02 pm
I hate alcohol . . . .

I loved it last night . . .

But not this morning!!!!

Current Mood: sick
Friday, October 20th, 2006
3:04 pm
TFIF!!!
See if you can work out what this means . . .

Poets day . . .

Current Mood: mischievous
Thursday, October 19th, 2006
9:07 pm
My Boys . . .
My boys, as they are affectionately known, are very very special to me . . .

We found them at a fantastic cat charity, who were one of the best - independantly run, with no suport other than donations - we would recomend them to anyone . . .

Then today I was reading through the local paper to see an artical about them, where the sanctuaries neighbours slated them for taking too many cats in to find new homes - I am furious.

Current Mood: angry
8:30 pm
I am currently watching a programme called 'What Not to Wear,' where two women help people with their self confidence through clothing . . .it never fails to amaze how little self esteem women really have . . . and how by changing something as superficial as your look, it can really change your outlook on life . . . I am sure the Suffragettes are turning in their graves!

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
5:54 pm
Egged on by my good friend Nelle, I have returned to post!!!

Yay!!
Monday, December 29th, 2003
5:43 pm
Life Laundry
Well its begun - anything I havent used or worn for the past year is going in the bin . . .

and Jims stuff too . . . Im having a hard time hiding his stuff that needs to go in the bin though - he is one of those people that just cant let go . . . hee hee . . . so Im having to just throw stuff and hope he doesnt go though the bin!!!! LOL!!!
Wednesday, November 19th, 2003
8:37 pm
LOL! I just have to share this . . .

Was chatting to the florist who is doing the flowers for the wedding, and I said I was looking for a specific rose called Alexis. 'No problem,' he said, and went onto describe the flower as chunky but delightful . . . 'Just like me then!' I said!!!

Aww I died at my own joke, and luckily the florist humoured me!!!!
Monday, November 17th, 2003
5:38 pm
OMG, you guys, I cant believe I have been soooo very bad at posting here . . .

Things are good, manic but good - business is better than I anticipated, and Jim and Rog the cat are still living with me - I have been the bitch from hell over the past 5 months, and I dont know how I ended up being the luckiest gal around in regards to men - except Nelle by the sounds of things - you go girl!!!

I have just finnished writting my xmas cards but need all your addys - as per usunal, I have lost pretty much all of them!!!! email me if you want to get the card and some rather nice confectionary - you will be missing out if you dont!!!!

Wedding, well, that is coming along nicely too - remember 25th September 2004, and again if you want to come, let me know, and I will give you details and a propper invitation!!!!

Lawz, am so envious of you . . . when are you back, coz we still havent managed to meet up . . .

Jess, Oz told me you were going over to stay, so you guys, I want major misbehaving, and lots of photos!!!!!

Nelle, love ya and will call before the end of the month, now thats a promise . . .

Evy, havent seen you around for ages so hope you are good - big love!!!

Righty ho, thats just about it for now!!!!

See ya'll!!!! MWAH!!!!!
Tuesday, June 24th, 2003
7:30 am
I HAVE THE KEYS TO THE SHOP!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 18th, 2003
7:30 pm
I am sunburnt!!!!! OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHH!!

I made Jim put some after sun on my back, but, well how do I say it . . . his idea of gentle is not my idea of gentle!!!! Jeezzzz it HURT!!!!!!!

Total sunblock next time, I promise!!!!!

I didnt even get this sunburt in the US last summer,and I didnt have any protection on then either!!!!

I have learnt my lesson!!!!
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