Sunday, November 19, 2006


So i get back from a weeks tutoring down at out Alvescot Lodge (our's i mean the CWU's) to recieve a message for me to go to Liverpool and the Union Learning Rep event for 3 days .So guess where im off to tomorrow
Just enough time over the weekend to spend time with the family , go to a crop and re pack
O and to upload the next ALTER THAT kit .

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Please Welcome Puss in Boots

So here are the 1st photo's of Puss in Boots .We found out Saturday that Boots is a little boy and he had his 1st injections .Not to bothered by it , so that's good as he needs another one in three weeks time.He is a Manx cat so has no tail , which is a bit strange as i am use to my cats having tails .Doesn't seem to bother him.

Had a very productive day at the crop yesterday with 4 layouts for Sue's wedding album done AND the crop kit one also .

Olivia spent the night at Sue's , so Peter and I took advantage and went to see The Rocky Horror Show at Darlington .Great show and some great audience participation .We then went over to Middlesbrough and had tapas at the new tapas bar on Borough Road .Very nice.

Off to Oxford tomorrow to do some tutoring for the week , so no crafting unless i pack a little something to stop me getting board on a night .

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Olivia and I went to see Chloe last night , we were told that she was not going to get any better so the decision was made .We told Olivia a little white lie in that she had died during the night .She then said after hearing this that her spirit would now be in heaven and she would have no more pain (wise words from a 6 year old) I think the kitten is helping her (and me),just couldn't have a cat free home.
IT now has a name Puss in Boots , Olivia's choice and we can call it Boots but if its naughty we have to call it Puss in Boots.

Monday, November 06, 2006

It's out

Yes my little BT van is unstuck and recovered .They had to use a tractor to do it but apart from all the mud it looks ok .They are taking it to our transport depatment today to check it out .
Glad that's sorted .
Bit of good news is that we went and picked up a 12 week old black and white manx kitten yesterday afternoon .Olivia had gone out to a party for the afternoon so without her knowing anything about it we went and picked it up .She is so pleased with it but does not know what to call it .
Chloe is still at the vets and we are going tonight to see her but there is no improvement , so i am going to have to deside what to do tonight .

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Ive only gone and got the BT van stuck.
What a weekend . Was at work Saturday and decided as it was quite in the office i would go and do some engineering. So off i went in my BT van .At about 5pm i was on my way to Glaisdale Telephone Exchange on the North Yorkshire moors and i only ended up down a very narrow road which turned out to be very very muddy one also .Tried to find somewhere to turn round but ended up getting stuck in the mud .It's now very dark and my mobile phone is flat .I ended up walking to the nearest farm for help .Needless to say i arrived home Saturday night at 9.30pm minus a van. YES, it's still stuck there ...........

Thursday, November 02, 2006

No tail and still probems

Well they amputated chloe's tail before we went on holiday and she was not happy , would you be ?????
She pined for us the whole week and today i was back to the vets with her for another operation as she is unable to empty her bowels , if they dont start working soon she will have to spend a week at the vets to be monitored and emptied .Then if it's still no go she wont becoming home with us as it would not be fair on her.She's 15 years old now and it's 2 years since we lost Charlie at the age of 16 .So all fingers and toes crossed that she start going tonight or tomorrow

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Holiday Over

Back from Holiday , not a great time but a break , as I ended up in hospital the first night there at 2am for 4 hours . A&E on a Saturday night "very entertaining".Ok so why was i there "mega tooth ache" ended up with 2 lots of antibiotics and STRONG pain killers .
Lots of little villages in the cotwolds were visited , and a little xmas shopping done , weather could have been better , but it was October and England.

Just before the holiday my wonderfull parcel from the GIMME YOUR STUFF swap arrived .Lots and lots of lovely goodies from the good old US of A.
Here is Olivia holding it all .

Great site glad Gillie told me about it .I am taking part in another 2 at the moment one from USA and the other Singapore , it's like xmas when a suprise box arrives.