Sunday, October 31, 2004

Last night was quiet but fun.

Jennie couldn't make it as she was in a bit of pain from a small operation she'd had, and so Mandy couldn't get to us either. We missed you guys!

So it was just Andy and Carola, Bizkitt and Juell, Jason and Jamie, and then Robbie turned up at 1.30am. Juell came in a sari, Andry dressed as an elf, and Bizkitt wore surgical scrubs proclaiming him "Property of New Bedlam Asylum" and carrying his brain in a jar.

Bizkitt also managed to scare some poor kids who'd come to Trick or Treat. When he opened the door and they said "Trick or Treat?", he just said "No" and shut the door again. I had to call the poor kids back and give them some gummy skeletons.

We all just had strange conversations and drank nice alcohol really. Robbie turned up just as we were all getting sleepy, ate some rose pot pourri (while telling me it was the tastiest thing on the table) and then wandered off again into the night. Strange boy....

I'm looking forwards to the ritual tonight. Jennie and Mandy can't make it :( and Bex won't be here tonight either so it'll just be a few of us. But it will be a very nice way to draw a line under the old year, and start looking forward to the new one and all the things we want to do in it.

Friday, October 29, 2004

You represent... hope.
You represent... hope.
You're quite a daydreamer and can be a hopeless
romantic. You enjoy being creative and don't
mind being alone at times. You have goals, and
know what you want in life... even if they are
a little far fetched.

What feeling do you represent?
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"So, what have you been doing in the last few weeks then?"

A question that's been asked by a few different people!

It's been quite a nice break really, not waking up every morning thinking "What nasty emails will be in my inbox today?", but instead chilling out and playing with my kittens. I've slept so much better and now that I'm back online I have the confidence in myself to just laugh at the emails and feel sorry for the writer(s).

I've been watching various new TV series, Stargate, Stargate Atlantis, Who Do You Think You Are?, Hex, Grand Designs Abroad and Battlestar Galactica. I've been having random conversations about cheese with my other half and I've spent quite a bit of time with a kitten (Foley) draped around my neck, sucking my hair and purring, as he is right now in fact. (Esme prefers the tatty cuff of my old blue jumper). I've also developed thousands of tiny scratchmarks on my feet and legs from where the kittens sleep under the blanket I drape over my legs.

I've been doing lots and lots of cross-stitch while I watch TV, and finally managed to finish my main project. Now I'm working on a couple of small designs to put in key rings. It's easier to do a design of my own rather than a kit chart at the moment, as I don't need to look at the chart half as much which is better when cping with a lapful of sleepy kittens too.

Works been pretty good, done quite a few upstairs shifts which I'm still not that keen on. I just like knowing where I'm going to be for the day and bouncing between floors can get quite tiring - it's the switch between stupid people who can't see a book that's right in front of them, and stupid people who ask you if English is your first language when you don't understand that "proect" is apparently the correct way to say "project". Really, she kept saying proect and I thought it was some obsure computer programme so asked her to spell it. She spelt out p-r-o-j-e-c-t and then looked at me like I was dirt and said "I did think that English seemed to be your first language." My response: "Oh, it is. I've just always been taught to pronounce words according to the BBC's standard of English."

Ok, have to go get ready for work now. I'm so looking forward to the four days off I have coming up. Saturday night is the party, Sunday the ritual, Monday we pop to the vets and Tuesday is the moot and attempting to phone my sweet sibling in Canada to wish her Happy Birthday.

Now I just have to prise this kitten off my neck.........

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Found this link in my email... thought I'd do the quiz!

You are Prue

Which Charmed witch are you?
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Blimey it's dusty in here!

Sorry I haven't been around for so long folks, our computer has been up the spout!

We eventually had to reformat the hard drive, BT Yahoo internet won't work (so I'm on an AOL free trial) and I cannot access my Hotmail account. So any email that's been sent to me in the last two weeks, I haven't read it and can't get at it at the moment, email me at chocolateonskates@ instead ok? My mother is being lovely and lcearing out Hotmail junk for me so the account shouldn't implode or anything though.

My sister went to Canada yesterday, taking only three books with her! Ok, so they were Lord of the Rings, Gormenghast and the Complete Works of Shakespeare so they're weren't exactly LITTLE books!

We moved our computer down to the living room (in case it was the phone socket) and I currently have a mad kitten on my lap. Anything you want to say Esme? hjhhkdfgnmbfgjdf,mbvjkxc,cvnbcvhjfghfbvvcbnvcbnvbbbbbbbbnb bnmvcmnb

Ok then....

I'm so looking forward to our Halloween party on Saturday night, it should be groovy! I have most of the stuff I need for my costume, and ust have to get sparkly eyeshadow for me and black eyeshadow for Phoenix and then we should be done!

Gotta go hang the washing out now...oh yeah! We got a shiny new washing machine!

*hugs* for Morganna, who I know has been having a tough time as I just read your blog.

*hugs* for Kass, who sent me the sweetest letter in the world! I promise to stay positive!

*hugs* for Corey, for just being lovely!

In fact, *hugs* for pretty much everyone!

*dashes off to hang out washing and to hug gorgeous man!*

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

There I am just peacefully reading the BBC news....

...when all of a sudden I come across my old headteacher!

Baccalaureate schools 'to treble'

It was almost inevitable that he'd be mentioned on there somewhere, but I didn't know he was the chairman now!

I never did the IB at school, having to do the English and a language really put me off.* Emily did though, and that extended essay that he talks about got her an extra point as hers was so good!

Oooohhh.....there's a link to the school site on there too.

BTW, the picture at the top of the BBC article isn't one taken at the Anglo. The giveaway is the girl in the white shirt, as you'll see from the school site, the Anglo uniform involves yellow shirts....making Anglo pupils very easy to spot.

*You have to do Native Language (English usually), Foreign Language, Maths, a Science subject, a Humanities subject (History, Geography, RE) and then another choice of your own (that fits in with the timetable). Timetabling in 6th form was always geared around the IB students. Three are taken at Higher, three at lower, and then you have your Extended Essay to do....

Monday, October 04, 2004

Yahoo messages from Ebony.

Ebony : Please apologise to witchgrove for me as I'm no longer a member. I love them all dearly and will miss them all but I blew it. I landed up in hospital last wed night after taking the overdose in the hope they would help with housing us. It didn't work!! They put it down to my diabetes being unstable. I was accused of just relying on spells and not going out to find a home for us but Kate, I have been everywhere. Neither the council nor the housing associations will house us. The letting agents have let us down twice because the owners of the houses we've looked at have decided to sell rather than rent. This has cost us money we don't have and has taken 3 weeks out of the time we had to find a home. We now have 6 days left before the bailiffs come in.

Ebony : I took the overdose in an attempt for someone to help us get a home but it didn't work. I did not take enough to kill myself. But I put it over badly to Witchgrove and for that I'll never forgive myself. Please tell them I love them all and I am sooooooo sorry.

BookshopKate: They're not really talking to me at the moment either. I made the mistake of writing my feelings in my blog and copped a lot of shit for it. But I shall post this in my blog for you, and email it to Mab to ask her to put it on there if she feels it's appropriate. Love you lots and lots.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Busy, busy, busy...

Work today was rather hectic! I spent most of the day nipping between floors depending on where the queues were longest. Sold lots of Pratchett books, and told lots of people that the IEE On-Site Guide is "currently reprinting but we're expecting stock in the next couple of weeks".

This evening I've been playing on Neopets and have emailed the picture of my wedding dress to Ashley and my address to Brianne, also had the new DiscWorld email waiting in my inbox for me.

Right then, I'm off to do some cross-stitching (which won't be finished in time as I will only work on in when in a good mood, so it's very behind), eat some dinner (as I couldn't last night), play with the kittens and snuggle with my rather lovely man.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Right then...

Cerr, Georgia, Matt you all have emails heading your way. I will possibly post relevant bits on here too so that others can read them.

Aine Faye: My original blog entry about Glastonbury will be in the archives on here somewhere. Please note the time that it was posted...BEFORE I knew about Mike's accident.

Corey; *hugs*

Thank you for the compliments on the kittens.