Tuesday, 21 October 2008


Feel a bit thrown-together myself today, only without the smile!

Monday, 20 October 2008

In training

I'm hoping we'll be walking the Pembrokeshire coastal path for our jollies next year so I'm in training!

Starting off slowly by trying to walk 10,000 steps a day, I cheerfully declined the garage's offer of a lift home after dropping Pink-bot off for a safety check this morning and decided to walk the 1 mile and a bit back home.

Convinced it would easily be my quota for the day, I smiled serenely through the sheeting rain that hit me halfway back soaking my legs and wetting me though to my undies where by cagoule met my ass, grinned smugly at the lazy commuters queuing on the ring road and almost skipped through the font door a good 20 minutes later.
I've just checked my pedometer, 2776 steps...2776!

I'm sat here, wet socks, wet knickers and desperate for a biscuit that I can't even justify now!

Maybe I better ring the garage and tell 'em I'll walk back and pick Pinky up...

Just the job.....eh? One of these would stop my ass getting wet!

PS Just worked out that 10,000 steps is about 5 miles! 5 miles! Who's got time to walk 5 miles a day? Oh well, we'll see what a day a work measures up to tomorrow!

Found this site and feel a little better now!

...and I'm not paying for it!

Did something last night that I've never done before...sent a plate of food back!

It was the crowning glory to what had been a weekend of mediocre crap eating out.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Baby its cold outside...

It's not very elegant I know, but the IT side of my little empire is in the garage. In fact the pc has been in the garage for about 4 years now and, to be quite honest, I've had enough!

Its bad enough that I have to go upstairs to my office with a handful of printed invoices and artwork only to find I have to go back down because I've forgotten to check something. But I'd forgotten how flippin cold and draughty it is when the temperature drops.

Then, there's the rattling of the garage door as the wind whips round the drive and the harmonious sound of next door tuning their various cars and motorbikes as the fragrant choking fumes sneak stealthily under the Grand Canyon that is the gap below the door. Gosh, it sounds almost romantic!

So (and to be fair Himself said last year he would 'get someone in' to cable it up but I didn't want the fuss and the expense) with a fresh brew in my hand for Himself, strategically held out to him at an angle that would cause him more damage than me in the event of an over-reaction, I casually mentioned what a great help it would be to have the pc in the office!
Should've brought biscuits too!

Any hoo, nothing that couldn't be fixed with a smile and a kiss!

So, having sat here in the garage for nearly 12 hours (with breaks to get the washing outside, then in and 3 or 4 cups of tea of course) doing housekeeping on The Stroppy Cow and listing all the new stuff that came yesterday onto eBay, I am wrapped in 2 fleeces, socks and slippers and am dreaming of the time when I can sit in my cosy office looking out onto the garden...wonder if there's room for a kettle!

During surfing moments between auction listing I like to type in random colours names into Google images and see if anything pops up that may be a source of inspiration. Not much today in response to 'pink turquoise' except these adorable socks from Baby Me :

Cute eh?