Wednesday, 29 January 2014

New Year, New Health.....

Well you can but wish can't you?

After a year of feeling rotten this year was to be my healthy one, so I wasn't over impressed when I had the doctor call me to say my bloods were far from right and we needed to have a chat.
(In fact I think my exact words were.. Bugger!)

Well this week I have had to have a repeat blood test and go back for another "chat".

And the outcome is....

All the inflammatory markers in my blood are still far too high and I am being referred to the hospital specialist.
(Appointment to follow in the next ten day I have been told)

I have watched my diet in case it has been anything to do with that, but no nothing has h=made a difference and I still feel pants.

On a positive side I am loosing weight.
Well every cloud has a silver lining
X x

Monday, 27 January 2014

Look What We've Got!.....

A huge van.

Caravan that is.


Ready for us to experience many more adventures this year and we are so excited we just want to explore in it now.

So this weekend Andy and I shall hopefully be heading to York.

X x

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Burns Night Indeed.....

Will you be celebrating Burns night?

We have Scottish friends who do every year, but for us its a non event.

Tonight however Andy may enjoy a wee dram of Whisky, I can't stand the smell yet alone the taste.

And I shall were my tartan which counts right?

I cheated and used a photo I already had, as I hadn't even straighten my hair until 4pm!
A very lazy day.

Ok maybe not but hey ho.

Happy Burns Night All

X x

Friday, 24 January 2014

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly...

The Good
A Freebie

After all who doesn't love a freebie?

The Bad
Another dent

Yes Monday started with a bang, seeing our neighbour reverse into Andy's car.

The Ugly
Finishing a job I love

All hand overs complete I now have only a small amount of project work left to do.
Looks like I will have to go back into store as and when a vacancy arises.

Lets see what next week brings.

X x

Thursday, 23 January 2014

A Freebie.......

I must admit to being a real happy lady when I get something free, so you can only imagine how excited I was to get this through the post.

And just in time as my last mascara is on its very last dregs.

Happy, happy...

Thanks you super savy me.

X x

Monday, 20 January 2014

And This Week Started With A Bang......


That and the car alarm going off.

Monday mooring we are all up and about between 5.30 and 6am, so when Andy's car alarm was going off at 5.30 this morning Andy was already down stairs to go and investigate.

Boring work attire, black, black and more black!

Would you believe another neighbour has reversed into it?
(This car is jinxed)

Add blue shoes and a bright scarf to make me feel less corporate.
Dress - ASOS
Scarf - From America
Shoes - New Look

Thankfully it doesn't appear to have too much damage and they will sort it out this evening.

So it really was starting the day with a bang.

Lets hope the rest of the week is a better one.

X x

Sunday, 19 January 2014

A True Wedding Preperation Girly Get Together......

We had so much fun yesterday as we all got together for the girls to try bridesmaid dresses on.

By we I mean my mom, sister, her two daughters and of course my two girls.

A real girly get together.

 Whilst Kassie had already asked them to be bridesmaids she wanted them to have a bit of fun too.
So as only she could do, she sent them on a hunt around Brum using different clues.

In the second locker they found a bag with a coat in that she has brought to keep them warm (should they need it) on the evening/day of the wedding.

And in the last one was a goodie bag for each of them:

Including a personalised "will you be my bridesmaid?" card:

Thankfully they all loved it and said yes.

So after many dresses were tried and loads of giggles and chatter, we then went for food together.

Have the dresses been purchased?
Not yet but we have a good ideas of the ones that are top of the list so far.

And you know what that means don't you?

More girly get togethers!

X x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Positively Purple....

Gosh today has been a busy one.

Holding the baggy shirt!
Love it but it can make you look huge.

Not only shed loads of housework chores to catch up (Yawn) on along with food shopping, (Double Yawn) we have been also been bridesmaid dress shopping (Mega screams of girly delight)

Smiley face

Can you tell I was slightly excited?

It was fab to catch up with my sister and her two daughters whilst we were send on a hunt around Brum (More on that tomorrow) along with lots of pretty dresses being tried on.

Even a tooth grin!

But of course the mundane chord had to be done first so purple, a bright happy colour was chosen for this mornings tasks.


These Bargain trousers (A whole £2.49 I kid you not) are super comfy but being the clumsy mare that I am I managed to splash myself with bleach in a cleaning frenzy.

Feeling a little cross with myself.

One word.... Bugger.

X x

Friday, 17 January 2014

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly....

Yet another week of 2014 has passed us by and thankfully its now the weekend.
A time to relax, well catch up with all the things I didn't quiet get round to during the week so not much relaxing.

Her are my high lights for this week.

The Good
Getting my new washing machine

I can finally get my washing done.

The Bad
Not getting the job

But as many of you have said it was just not meant to be.
Lets hope something amazing awaits just round the corner.

My first washing machine not fitting

Hubby ordered the first machine for us and it was far too big for the gapI had.
Whilst it was a disaster as the company were very good in exchanging it over it did mean a 4 day wait to get a machine.  And I don't know what its like in your house but ours the washing soon piles up.

The Ugly
The poor Chicken

It seems they have had yet another disagreement and the poor girl is looking very hen pecked.
I am still keeping her separate and hoping this will give her time to heal.

So hows your week been?

X x

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Another Day, Another Dollar.... Well Pound Actually...

Another work day to pay the bills.
Yesterdays woes forgotten and todays tasks the main focus.

Smile as it confuses people.
That and it makes you look so much nicer I always think.
After all who wants to talk to a grumpy git?

Today has been spent in Cheltenham with people that make me laugh and have no concept of filtering the words their months come out with.

I must also update you on my lovely chucks.
The poor lady who had been attacked seems to be on the mend.
I am still keeping her separate during the day and only allowing them all together at night.
Lets hope they will all be friends again soon.

X x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

And Then You Hear...

Today was a very busy day and with gut ache from hell I wasn't feeling the in the happiest of moods.

So you can only imagine how great I felt when I got home and read this letter;

The letter had a little more to it than this, but that was the important bit.

Yep uncross those fingers toes etc cause I didn't get the job.
Never mind, I'm just feeling a little unsure as to what my career holds at the moment.
And disappointed that they didn't call to tell me as I was one of only two internal candidates and I know the interviewers.

But to quote my dear old gran, god bless her:
Chin up, tomorrows another day.

X x

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Mean Girls.... Well Mean Chucks Actually....

Whilst I was cleaning out the chucks today I hear the chucks going crazy in their run.

It turns out they have been fighting, well two of them have.

Poor attacked Chuck

I am not sure if it is due to wanting to be the boss or if they are just bored but the out come for this poor lady is far from great.
You can see where they have had a real go at her.

Even on the side of her head too.

I have separated them and will keep a close eye as to how she goes, it may be a trip to the vets poor girl.

Naughty ladies!

Keep your fingers crossed she heals ok.

X x