Friday, 28 May 2010


Whenever you asked my stepfather what he was doing at the weekend, he would say, “I’ll be covering a chair”.

This was his way of saying that he’d be sitting there doing as little as possible.

Recently, I’ve been doing a little chair covering of my own - although not quite in the same way.

I’ve been using spare weekends to go to a local workshop to be taught upholstery and I’m loving it.

So when my friend, Joan, bought herself a little stool for tucking under her computer desk and found it to be a bit too cold and hard for her rather delicate rear...

I turned Brrrr!

into Grrrr!! for her.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Tearful & Tipsy

I had my leaving drinkies from work on Thursday night and wanted to use this to say a great, big 'THANK YOU' to everyone that came along and witnessed how tipsy I can get on just two glasses of something sparkly.

Despite coming very close to being (and I have to use a charming Glasgow phrase here) all tears and snotters earlier in the afternoon, I had a brilliant night and my mascara was remarkably run free.

Admittedly, it didn't look so great in the morning when I realised my eyelids were welded shut and there was a good reason why Kevin had told me to take my make-up off before I went to bed.

It could have been worse, I suppose...

Like that time I woke up in bed after a student night out and thought I'd been paralysed, only to pull back the covers and find that I'd fallen into bed fully clothed and wearing an incredibly heavy pair of roller skates - not just your average 'buckle on over your trainers' type but the full, white leather, lace up jobs.

The morning after the night before...

A good example of why I'm better just stopping after the second glass.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Pastures New

I said way back in March that I had a feeling of good things to come for the year ahead, and I don't think I'm going to be wrong.

I've been absolutely desperate to tell this, but had to wait until I got the official word...

Kevin and I have been talking for years about how lovely it would be to live in Stirlingshire and after everything that has happened to us in the last eighteen months, we decided it was time to stop talking and start taking action.

So, when the equivalent of my current job came up in the Central Belt, it was too good an opportunity to waste. The interview was on (mad) Mother's birthday, so we felt that had to be a lucky day and it was!

I start on the 1st June and I'm so excited.

I'm planning to commute for a while and then we'll start looking at moving through. It doesn't just feel like a new job, it feels like a whole fresh start and I can't wait to kick off the next phase of my life - dragging Kevin and Hobbs with me, of course.
Onward and upward!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Terrible Terrier

Well, it looks like I have no chance of taking the shoes back now...

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