Friday, 19 December 2008

Christmas Blues

Christmas is a particularly bitter-sweet time for me for one reason or another. I usually have a brief five minutes with the tissues then pull myself together but I was nearly, publically, brought down to a sobbing heap the other day in WH Smiths when I came across a series of Christmas cards with quotes on.

The particular one that threatened to send me blubbering from the shop was by American author and humourist Erma Bombeck and had on the front the following:

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."

And I thought 'OMG thats it!' (Well, not all of IT, but certainly part of IT) but I'm not sure how appropriate it is for a Christmas Card?

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Mouthy Cow

How fab is this?
As I seem to be collecting all things cow I thought I'd get these gorgeous compact tins of raspberry lip gloss to pass on to the faithful!
Tillymint has been my tester and had given it the all clear. Officially, the voice of youth has spoken... the tin is 'sooo cool'.
I tried to argue that, by association therefore, I was cool. But, apparently, it doesn't work like that! Actually, I have noticed that my coolness goes up in direct proportion to the number of shops we visit that require me to dig out my purse! Mmmmm, funny that!
Anyway, the lip gloss can be bought on the The Stroppy Cow web site or The Stroppy Cow on eBay

Monday, 8 December 2008

What a weekend!

Good grief, what a weekend! I've just done my 3rd Saturday in a row at work which means all my web orders for The Stroppy Cow and eBay have had to be done on Sundays. 40 orders this weekend...took me 4 hours! (Note to self...get help!)

It didn't help that we'd had a late night on Saturday out watching a UB40 tribute band and having a good dance. The band ~Johnny 2 Bad and here ~was brilliant (much better than UB40 the last couple of years we've been to see them). Brilliant night but difficult to get up on Sunday.

Anyway, all that work and being tired meant the decorating of the Christmas tree had to be delayed (poor thing, it's stood there all naked til I find time to dress it), so the sitting room is full of boxes of decorations. Fortunately the delay has given me time to actually go through the boxes and I discover I have no lights...where did they go then???? Had time to list some more Christmas badges in the week and you can find them on eBay and The Stroppy Cow.

Snowflake Badge Pack

Thursday, 4 December 2008


I have a new day job, well an 'every-other-day job', in a public building. And I love it. OK, its not being at home doing my 'thing', but I enjoy it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm an easy going person and fairly tolerant (although I do get pissed off at constantly being asked if I want a store credit card or would I like to buy the latest soft toy 'only £12 as I've spent 50p' BHS~be warned, ask me again and I'll stuff your teddy).
I'm a sucker for politeness, even from the most uncouth of youths. It costs nothing and I'll usually cut someone a lot of slack, even if they don't necessarily mean it (at least they're making an effort). But was is it today about some of these young people ~ I'm talking about mainly youngsters between the age of 14 and 17 ~ who don't like to be told 'No'?
I had a brush with a young man yesterday who had had more than his allotted time using one of our public facilities but came back again after lunch. I explained that he'd already had over his daily allowance and he would have to come back next time we were open. He tried arguing his point but left fairly resigned.

Ten minutes later he was caught trying to burn the building down.

Of course, it won't be his fault. But don't even get me started down that road.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Top Gear

Had a recent commission for a hand mirror that makes me smile each time I look at the art work so I thought I'd share it.

Maybe I'm having an embolism but old JC looks quite attractive there and he'd certainly cheer me up every time I got him out to check my lippy! Mmmm maybe I'm not well...