Archive for January, 2008


January 31, 2008

I am not better, I am worse.

The disease only allows me to ingest lucozade and oaccasionally some milk.

I am gross.

I cant have a shower I am too unsteady.



January 29, 2008

I have the flu disease.

My legs REALLY hurt.

I am so gross. Keep having to change pyjamas because i sweat through them and shiver.

Please tell me a joke/some good news…….I would really like that xxxx

And now for something completely different….

January 28, 2008

Naturally I have been all sweetness and light lately. Fairs fair I have lots of things to be pleased about but I am only bloody human so i’m going to have a rant…..

I might not have 7 but here are some things i DISSAPROVE of:

  • Unecessary rudeness…..example: When you go and buy somrthing from Subway, KFC, whatever….say hello to the person who serves you. THEY ARE NOT ROBOTS!!!! Say please and thankyou. Treat them like human beings. Smile at the very least.
  • Really really unecessary rudeness…..example: PEAOPLE WHO THINK THEY ARE SO BUSY AND IMPORTANT THAT THEY CAN’T INTERRUPT THEIR MOBILE CONVERSATION TO SAY PLEASE AND THANKYOU TO THE CASHIER IN WHSMITHS…IN VICTORIA STATION ON SATURDAY…AT LUNCHTIME. Seriously, who do you think you are?? Actually scratch that, anyone really important probably didn’t get there by being absolutely, unforgivably RUDE! (for referrence i would define ‘really important’ as Nelson Mandela and…no thats it).

7 Things I Approve Of….

January 21, 2008

I’ve moaned about this so I must do it!

1. Topshop. Back in the day I was so over topshop. Overpriced, badly produced wannabe junk. You could get the same thing in New Look (which I have most definitely outgrown) or Primark but for cheaper. But then that lady took over and then they got KM and it all went a bit special and lovely and GROWN UP. I am sporting Kate Moss at Topshop in my latest FB pictures. I have also been wearing a gold tweed (yes tweed) military style jacket I bought in the sales (and i’m allergic to sales) and getting ALOT of compliments. Better still P bought me a black satin boned basque from TS which he LOVES. I think its quite nice too!

2. Brie. When I am pregnant I may eat nothing but brie. stuff the health advice. Nothing cheers me up more than a brie and cranberry (sauce from M&S) sandwich on toasted bread so the brie melts a little bit. Heaven. I also like mozarella, we had it with orange and parma ham and balsamic vinegar at 15. Mmmmmmmmmm.

3. My hairdresser. She mutinied from Toni and Guy because they were/are so oppressive. As did I. Now she cuts hair at fun, independent salon free of those pretentious face girls and can *gasp* be herself! and cut my hair he he.

4. Routines. Being a bit of a mental health case I am much better with them than without.Bu my routines are far from dull. Thursday night, go up the road to Mutley Plain, meet the MYF’s. Drink lots of JD, sometimes wine, sometimes tequila, sometimes tacky cocktails, get pissed, put the world to rights, put the world to rights with complete stranger, shun advances of a bloke or two, laugh heartily at their expense, decide that I am drunk and must leave immediately, go home, eat noodles, goto sleep, often with make up on. Friday night, go to Claires, hug nipper, order chinese, watch kids film, often cry at kids film, eat chinese until fit to burst, often play on the Wii and burn off approximately ONE calorie, go home in taxi and go straight to sleep. Week in week out, feel blessed.

5. MSN, yes really. I wouldn’t be engaged without it.

6. Marks and Spencer’s food. Yes Paul, you converted me.

7. 2008. Well its off to a good start isn’t it!

All you good good people…

January 20, 2008

Ok so Pinky wins the metaphorical prize. Paul and I got engaged last week. And planned ALOT.

After alot of thought I decided not to blog everything about the event and why and how and everything. That moment was ours alone.

I saved it up because I felt that I/We had to tell alot of people personally before we just broadcast it to the world. I think we covered everybody before I posted this. If I know you personally and I didn’t text/call then I’m sorry – but I have probably tried to.

Moving on to important details:

  • About 98% of people we told were thrilled. 2% to be detailed in a later entry but feel free to guess.
  • No one was particularly surprised.
  • Little Nipper was the most delighted of all, mostly because P is now officially her ‘sort of Uncle’ (yes, she is a very rewarding child)
  • Wedding next summer depending on a few things, Who am i kidding, one thing.
  • On a beach abroad, party in Plymouth when we get back.
  • No mereingues whatsover.
  • Or bridesmaids, sorry.
  • There might be a cake.
  • I’m not sure what else I am expected to cover so make a list if you like……

Yes, I do have a big rock!! Will post a photo sometime but amillionpieces has seen it.

I am……about to burst….

January 17, 2008

If I don’t tell the world. Watch this space………….

I’m all about recycling you know – I got this from amillionpieces!

January 12, 2008

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Well………went to Disneyland, was invited to two military balls, became a god mother, went to a gig at the new wembley stadium, went to scotland!

2. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

September 28th, the day my god daughter was born, October 3rd, the day George died. July 15th when the uni transcrpts came out because I did really well last year.
3. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Passing my first year with flying colours.
4. What was your biggest failure?
Letting work get on top of me.

5. What was the best thing you bought?

Stockings and suspenders? He he.
6. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Sadly other women. Jealousy and bitterness are dangerous emotions. So much for sisterhood.
7. Where did most of your money go?
Clothes, travel, alcohol, rock n roll.

8. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Any excuse to dress up. Wedding, parties, whatever!

9. What song will always remind you of 2007?

Like Pete its also Umberrrrrrrrrrrrellllllaaaaaa a a a a a . Claire bought me the album for my birthday and well we’ve seen alot of rain this year.

10. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Sleeping and eating.

11. What do you wish you’d done less of?


12. Did you fall in love in 2007?
Yes definitely. At almost the last minute.

13. How many one-night stands?
One. Although I dont count premeditated as technically a one night stand.
14. What was your favorite TV program?
Sex and the City and Quantum Leap – year in year out.
16. What was the best book you read?
Oh god i dont know!!! 

17. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Roxy Music

18. What did you want and get?

Thinner! Real romance.

19. What did you want and not get?
My own way! Alot of the time. Well a few times.

20. What kept you sane?
My best friends and other people’s children. Laughing at myslef before anyone else does!

21. What political issue stirred you the most?

I’m not sure. To be honest I feel like there isn’t now an issue which doesn’t affect me either personally or professionally.

22. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007:
To not sell myself short. To trust my instinct – that if i suspect im being messed around then well – i am!! Go figure! That things can change if you want them to. To keep my mind wide open. Someone told me in the spring that if i ‘regained my sense of childlike innocence’ then I would feel imeasurably better. They were absolutely right.

Meanwhile……over the bridge.

January 11, 2008


Because I am a fool I went surfing in January. Yes really. We have also been eating at 15 (as in the Jamie Oliver food place). It was quite splendid. Except the big olive things in the insalata. Not sure about those. I would however, recommend all the rest of the food AND the wine package where you get a different glass with each of the 5 courses. Pleasantly full and v v drunk.

But this is me fresh out of the ocean. surfingpaul.jpg And this is my beloved.

Something for the weekend.

January 7, 2008
  • I took Shep to Friday dvd night at Claires. Little Nipper insisted on his prescence! I think he’s a hit there. She had him cleaning out the rat in no time. girl after my own heart. He got very in Bee Movie – i know because he did his concentrating face and was v quiet at the end. Bless.
  • At bed time I carried Nipper up the stairs and possibly broke my back. Yes i was bending my knees.
  • I went for lunch in Tavistock on Saturday with my Mum, well actually I limped around for as long as I could stand it in bloody agony. Then I took her to meet the boy in his posh flat. seemed to go quite well.
  • We went out for dinner at Morgans. We were distinctly underwhelmed. Back to Tanners this week or possibly 15 in Newquay according to my date co ordinator. We did get quite drunk though. shep left me a note in my slipper that said ‘love tanya’ I think he forgot to put ‘I’.
  • We were supposed to go surfing on Sunday but apprently the waves were no good so i stayed in and wrote bits of essays. Shep went out in the rain and came back with M & S posh food and 2 pairs of stockings (the good kind not the mundane) and the papers. V blissful relationship stuffed I have been without for a long time.
  • Back to uni today. I have to go to the dentist now. And you don’t!!

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January 4, 2008

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