Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Hoo Are You #38

1. What is your favorite magazine?

Well My fave magazine is Your Home.  The reason why is because, it has normal homes in there for inspiration, and craft bits you can do and even a little bit of cookery.  Yeah I really love it.  The things in this mag are easily achievable and realistic and reasonably priced.

2. What color are your eyes?

I have dark brown eyes.  I wish I had blue or green or even black.  I don’t really like the colour of my eyes there is no va va voom in them lol!

3. Do you go to the dentist on a regular 6 month schedule, or do you put it off?

I am terrified of the dentist’s.  I was starting to over come my fear until one dentist started drilling away at my tooth which wasn’t numbed and caused me loads amounts of pain.  Now I do go when I am called and if there are any problems before hand I go straight away..

4. Do you use anything to make your house smell good?
ex: candles, spray,etc...

Yes, I use spray’s and candles and puffers.  Underneath me lives and asian family who use lots of spices which don’t always smell fabulous.  So I do use a lot of spray.  I use the febreeze one now it’s the only one who doesn’t give me a head ache.

5. Do you have any pets?

YAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH My babino Rosie Pickles.. 

This is a picture of her when she was a wee one.



Sunday, 27 March 2011

still not smoking

Helllllllooooo..  Happy Sunday.  The spring is definitely beginning.  Although I always feel scared to start dressing cooler in case the weather turns lol..

Anyhooo I have had a really good week.  I’m that makes is 5 weeks yesterday.  And now I have started to think about my weight.

I have begun a new blog that is protected, so I can share all my fat bits and know the whole world isn’t going to be mocking me.  It’s private so you need to get my permission.  All you have to do is send me your email so I can approve it.

Other than that my week has been very quiet.. I’m off to try and get some more of this jumper finished…

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

My Scales are Mental!


HMMMMM!!! HMMMMM! I dunno but I think my scales are mental.  I started cutting down my food intake, ok then I started dieting again yesterday. I really need to kick this bugger in to touch. And I seem to have put on 1/2lb…………… that’s a bit dodgy innit LOL! I even went out for a walk, albeit 10 minutes, but it’s 10 minutes more than the day before.  I am hoping that shape up (obesity clinic referred by the nurse) will ring soon, I really want to get this weight sorted.  Being Morbidly obese is not funny these days.  I can feel every pound on every joint. It’s effecting everything. I feel so wretched.  But the cycle continues.  I broke the smoking habit, so why do I struggle to diet?  I have no idea!!

Anyhooooo sorry for the moan..  I’ve got my chin up and I will not let this beat me..  Anyhooo let’s see if today is any better.  I just had my coco pops with skimmed milk.  YUMMY!!!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

…making me a gruffalo

Happy Sunday!! Another springy day in Clacton.  I must say that there are more and more sunny days.  We did have some dreary ole days earlier in the week, but the sun has shone really nicely over the weekend.

This week was a funny ole week. It flew by and I have been up to date with all my chores, which means that today I can have a totally lazy day indeed.  I like that though, the days where you can either spend it being a couch potato or if you choose running around the park.  You know the days where it’s a total blank until you get up in the morning and decide.  My favourite. 

Anyhooooo I’m up to day 29 on the no smoking yay me.  And wait for it (drum roll please) NO patches either.  Nope, none! Remember me saying it was a funny ole week, well yes indeedy for me it was anyway lol..  I forgot to put on the patch for a day and then I though hmmmm do I actually need this patch.  ERRRR NO..  I did spend a few days being a little touchy right ole grouch.  But we all did survive it and I do feel better for it.  Unfortunately my weight has ballooned to record heights.  I mean before I was just fat now I’m like a space hopper hahahahaha!! So I did speak to my nurse Debbie who helped me with the smoking (Not to smoke but to stop smoking) She also does the fat clinic, although it isn’t called the fat clinic it’s called something else but I can’t quite remember.  Anyhooo I am waiting for those guys to call me.  I really have to tackle this weight, I’m totally sick to death of it and it is making me a gruffalo.

My new bed came this week and my sewing table OH.. EM.. GEE!! It’s the nuts.  My sewing table that is ha ha ha..  OHHHHHHHHH just looky, looky, look look………………….


Nosy dog never came with it, I had that all along!


I can hide my machine away from all the dust and stuff, I can use it for cutting, I can use it for other crafts.  The best thing is that I slip nicely under it and my back isn’t humped over like something out of the Dark Crystal.  Well it’s still humped seen as I am part camel, but I digress… Point is I super love it, but I am scared to use it lol.  I dunno if I have totally lost the plot, but I don't want to spoil it lol

So on the make this week I’m still crocheting away on the cardi, but I am getting to piece all the squares together which is starting too look like something other than millions of squares.

The Sleeve looking rather frilly..


I’ve started on my gorjuss girl that I brought form the craft show..


I really love the cuff on my new bed sheet, it’s sassy and florally lol!


And we all love free gifts and I received this lovely one from Simply Homemade Magazine, which is really impressive, much better than Making which has turned out to be a bit disappointing.


Anyhooo off for some yummy spotty dick and custard..

Have a fabooooooooo week xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011


Round like a headless chicken.  But the circle is getting bigger LOL!!  Do you ever have one of those weeks?..  And there was me thinking it was going to be a really calm week.  NAHHHHH!! Anyhooo. What have I been upto let me show you..


See that?  That’s the blue sky from my window.  Yes a powder blue and that day was so fresh and warmish?  It was a good happy day..  I was like a bambi springing about.


Rosie Pickles enjoying the burst of sunshine, woofing at everything she looks at, saying hello!


I finished my pillow Zippy Do Dah!!..


I’m still crocheting squares for my cardi, but I’m getting to the end now.


I bought a new jug and filled it with fabby looking Tulips..  It’s on the lavvy so I just took a piccy of the jug, oh and the air freshener has snuck in too LOL!!

So in between housework, work, hospital, dentist and a visit to Dunelm’s.  I have still been off the cig’s.  Today is day 19 ..  How fabby is that?  I can say I am a non smoker.  I haven’t had even a sniff of a ciggy.  How's that making me feel?  Well it’s making me fat, which is turn is making me feel down in the dumps.. I know I have to be patient, but patience is not one of my strong points..  Oh I dunno…. *SIGH*  I am having a moan LOL!!  The good thing is that I’m not smoking and I’m not going to be going back to the fags.  So ok if I have to be fat for a bit then so be it.  The patches are working, I mean I haven’t completely turned into a gruffalo yet!! MEH!

Anyhooo I’m off to workypoo.  Have a wonderful week xxx


Hoo Are You #34 & 35

Number 34

1. Do you make a budget and keep it, or just fly by the seat of your pants?

Well I do budget, I have too, but at the same time I do have these times when I have a little spree.  I am a saver and every now and then I treat myself so the spree is usually what I have saved.

2. Do you do spring cleaning and if so which month?

I’m one of these people who spring clean all through the year.  I will clean cupboards out and de-fluff a room on a whim.  But I will say I do do more through out the spring and summer but there is not really a month I am set too.

3. Are you a yard sale lover and do you have them and go to them?

Oh lordy I wish they had yard sales here. Occasionally you will see someone sitting outside the front selling off bits and bobs.  But they are few and far between.

4. What do you take when you have a headache?

Depends on the headache.  Some you can get on with and some can make you sick as a pig.  I don’t take nothing for the ones you can get on with, they do pass, but the ones where you feel like you will bite the head off your children if they don't shut up, I usually take a nurofen, which is really good.

5. Name 3 things that you feel lucky to have in your life!

Blimey!! Just three??  HMMM well ok obviously 2 of them are my boys.  Even though sometime I want to run them through a mincer, they are very precious to me. They are my life and I in fact will have to admit I live for them because they are both special in their own skanky way (they are stinky teenagers, I can say this stuff).  I think God gave them to me because he knew that I was the one who needed them.  Rather than they needing me.  And I feel lucky that I have my life. To some it might be limited or boring, but you know what, I am loved, and I am happy and I am lucky that I was given that wonderful gift.

Then again a quick after thought, does luck have anything to do with it?  HMMMMMM there is a thought!?

Number 35

1. Do you pay your bills online or through snail mail?

OOO I am super good at bills.  Being on my own and stuff, I have to make sure I have paid everything.  So I set up direct debits to pay all my bills.  I don’t have one bill that comes through the post.  It’s great to know I have paid everything and not have to worry.

2. How many email accounts do you have?

Oh my I was a email adress junkie at one point.  I had three differnt sites and each had their own email’s.  These days I have my personal account and the account I use for my blog.

3. Do you use XM/Sirius, radio, ipod, CD, or etc.. in your vehicle?

Nah, I can’t be arsed about with it.  I have got the gadget, but by the time I have set it up I’m at my destination.  So for me I use the radio or the CD.  For longer journey’s I will listen to the stories on radio 4, but for shorter I will have a quick blast of what’s in my cd player, which at the moment is Rumer.

4. What shows are sparking your interest on TV right now?

I hate TV, but then every now and then something does perk my interest. The last thing that did was the Hawaii 5-0 remake on sky.  I must say though after a few episodes my interest is wearing thin.

5. Name 3 things that you think of when you hear the word "GREEN"!

OH NO NOT GREEN, Another tree bites the dust, What a load of monkey balls.  Well maybe not monkey balls, but you get it..