Friday, 16 April 2010

A Small Announcement

It's my birthday!!! wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Dear Lottery, Could Do With a Win....

I know I said there would be a locket picture, but clearly I'm a big porky pie liar! I've finished the locket, and taken a picture, but transferring the picture onto my netbook means I would have to turn on my PC, put the pic from my camera onto there, then put it on a USB stick, then putting on my netbook. Call me idle, but i just can't be bothered at the moment. I'll make a few more lockets and then have a group of pictures. Quite chuffed with myself that i managed to make one with a fully functioning hinge and clasp. It means I have no excuse not to take over the world with lockets!! My next project is a heart shaped one with a piece of quartz inside.

Have paid out a fortune recently getting my car roadworthy. I hate MOT and tax time. Unfortunately with this car, it has turned out that everything needs doing a couple of weeks before my birthday, so my celebrations will be financially sparse! Paid £109 to have it serviced and MOTed (it failed), then another £35 to sort out art of what was wrong with it, then £70 for two new tyres, and the bloke at the tyre place has advised that i replace the other two tyres, but i am in no way paying out another 70 quid when i don't need to. Add to that another £68 to tax it, and I'm seriously skint! Really need to find a new full time job, pronto, or miraculously sell a load of my jewellery. Which i don't think will happen! I'm now snatching a bit of time to blog with a cup of tea and a bit of TV, before i go and get my car retested at 4pm. Thankfully, after that, that will be the end of the car expense for another year. I'm planning to move in with my friend when she goes to uni in September, so if i can get a job close enough to our house, i might dispense with a car all together. I know i love having the freedom of a car, but i think having more money will be more important when i move out!

After i got my tyres replaced, i ''popped'' into the brand new massive Tesco near the tyre place. ''Popped'' being an overly optimistic term to describe the process of visiting this monstrous venue. I only wanted some WKD Core cider (like Appletiser but alcoholic - delish!) but i got sucked into the gigantic aisle upon aisle of crap that i don't need for for some reason i found myself wanting. Camping stuff, gardening stuff, kids toys (i love kids toys... completely lost on kids, they don't appreciate them!), so i ended up wandering around, completely dazed, realising that if i made a wrong turn somewhere, it was a massive trek to get back to where i wanted to be. Crazy. Who needs that much choice in a shopping experience? Most people that i saw were just fatties loading up with bread, milk, sweets and processed frozen meat products. They weren't interested in the exotic fruit section or the whole aisle devoted to shower gel. Madness. Though even after all that choice, it didn't do me much good. Yes, they had WKD Core, and a large selection of other bottled ciders, but not my favourite, St Helier Pear Cider. Oooooh, its like drinking nectar!

My mum is starting to get annoyed with Frankie. Although she is slowly learning what is acceptable behaviour, she still sometimes makes mistakes because she is a little puppy, and i challenge you to find a toddler that is perfectly behaved with full control of it's bowels. Most of the time though, when she does something wrong, like running off with something she isn't supposed to, my mum just shouts at her and yells 'No!' a lot. Which never works. She then says she needs training and is badly behaved. Strange, when i tell her to do stuff in a way she understands, she mostly does it. True, she does like to run off with something new and chew it, so the only way to distract her and get her to drop it is to get her attention with a treat, and then give her the treat when she drops what she has got. Simple. She doesn't understand English, so why would she respond to the confusing mass of commands my mum gives her? I mean, she has learned so much already, like going to the toilet outside (with the occasional accident when no one lets her out), sleeping in her crate, fetching, waiting for her food til i tell her she can have it, leaving a treat on the floor til i tell her she can have it, plus lots of other behaviours that make life much easier. But because she isn't a robot, my mum gets annoyed with her. Ho hum, will be moving out in the Autumn!

Gonna go now and get this car retested! Then that will be that!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Lots of things in the Pipeline

I didn't keep up my pledge of more posts did i? I think it's been due to sadness based lethargy rather than not having any time. But, hopefully, now the weather is gradually picking up, I've only got a couple more weeks left at my job, I've lost a stone (only another stone to go!) and i've started to get a bit more inspired with my art and jewellery, I'll start getting back to my cheery self.

Just given Frankie a bath, which she didn't agree with!! Though i took her on a muddy walk today and now she smells of aloe vera, so much nicer all round. Tomorrow I'm finishing my first attempt at a locket, which will (with luck) form a basis for my future career in locket making! I've got loads of ideas, and will work my way through them, and people shall buy them in awe! (that last bit is debatable). I'm also going to focus on my painting a bit more, and I'm going to try and find a full time job with a view to finally move out. So lots of options as to which direction my life is going to go in, and absolutely no time to mope about being single. Tomorrow i promise a pic of a nice shiny locket!!