Archive for July, 2008


who feels like a big pillock?

July 9, 2008

*raises hand*

Oh yes. Firstly before I tell you why I’m a pillock, let me inform you that I found my bottle. It had wedged itself in a cavity between a wall and the kitchen cupboard. The bottle had broken on the bottom and propelled itself upwards in to the cavity. Very impressive. The bottle has been retrieved all in one piece.

I fell up the stairs. At work, in socks, very slippery new knee socks which are shiny and slippery. I banged up my big toe so well I was worried there for a moment that I might have broken it. Now already I can see the bruising coming out. Do I feel stupid? YES. Do I look stupid? YES. Is the office laughing at me? Most likely yes, but they are accountants and I’ve learned over the years they are great at laughing quietly and great at hiding things in numbers.



July 8, 2008

Had a long day yesterday. Visited Cambridge for work early which is a much nicer trip in our Civic than it ever was in the Jazz. Anyway, what I wanted to talk about was the evening. But this proves I was tired for a reason.

Firstly I went to pick Scotty up from the train station. The train was late, I forgot my phone so I just had to hang about until he turned up. No biggie, just another waste of time.

I decided to make Chile con quorn when we got in, to have with Jacket spuds. Our microwave has some odd jacket spud setting which makes nice spuds. We got that going.

I started making the Chile con quorn and as I turned to face the bottles of Elderflower that I had made one of them exploded, right in front of me. Thing is, even though it exploded, its gone, vamoosed, disappeared. We now have 4.5 bottles full of elderflower but not a bottle top, or plastic casing or any part of the exploding bottle remains. Absolutely nothing. Its a complete mystery and I’m at a loss to how me, the window, the blind, the wall, the floor, the kitchen cabinets, coffee machine, cooker, and even the sink 3ft away could be covered in slightly yeasty booze which appeared to be a whole bottles worth and the bottle has gone *poof*. I stood there bemused for a good 3 minutes, dripping. There are dark forces here at work.

So, the Chile con quorn was placed on hold whilst we cleaned up and the bottles are now ensconced in the down stairs bathroom shower. They cant escape any more. We had jacket spuds with stuff from the fridge and after eating I started cooking all the Chile con quorn that I had prepped earlier. I’ve left it half cooked on the cooker, sealed in the pot by condensation. Tonight it will be heated until it all becomes a wonderful amalgum of proper veggie Chile con quorn flavours that have marinated over night. Nothing is lost, except for that bottle.


another one gone quickly

July 7, 2008

Friday night was FAB. One very nice party, relaxed and very enjoyable. The theme was an Oscars style party with everyone dressed up smart and spangly. I thoroughly enjoyed my self and Scotty looked like he had a good time too. Both of us wore our wedding shoes to test them out and make sure we could stand on them for our wedding. It worked well and we both feel comfortable with them. See flickr for photos of us, they were taken by

Saturday was a day of recovery because we stayed up late. Scotty had a little hang over and I drove because it was easier and cheaper than getting a cab. I had another dress fitting. I’m loving how things are coming along. I feel like we may be a bit behind but it will all come together.

Sunday I was meant to go and see Mum again but with no material to take her and a list as long as my arm with chores and things I needed to get done I canceled. Scotty and I went in to town for lunch, I handed over my engagement ring to the jewelers I bought it from so that it can be cleaned up and made beautiful to match the new wedding ring. Plus the wedding ring can now be sized to match the engagement ring so that they sit flush on my finger. I told them exactly what I want and I have to wait now for a quote. My finger feels so bare! I nevr thought I’d get so very attached to it but now I am without I miss it.

Once we got back I started felting. I made 4 A4 size sheets of felt with varying degrees of success. I think I may have left it a bit late to complete my flowers. I’ll just have to wait and see!

I’m also stuck with a pair of socks after toe completion. I’m loath to follow anyone elses pattern and my pattern making mojo seems to have left me standing. I’m chock full of good ideas but unable to get them in to the fabric of the sock the way I want them. Oh well, they can wait.


whole lotta things

July 3, 2008

on my mind at the moment. Wedding is starting to get serious. I’ve booked the last registrar’s appointment. My car insurance was sorted over 10 days ago but I’ve only just received no claims discount confirmation which I need to forward on, so there is that too. Then This weekend is very busy. Tonight is knit night and I’m loving going along, even missing heroes for it. I’ll just buy it later.

Friday night is the office summer ball and I get to wear my other new dress (CANT WAIT!!) Saturday I have another wedding dress appointment (expensive, well comparatively) Sunday I’m going to see mum to help her sew my bolero to go with my wedding dress. Um… I suppose I should be paying off Dragon hall and the honeymoon some point soon. I need some bottles for the elderflower champagne sitting on my stove in my 8L pan. It’s not full but I did get an organic lemon last night and added that and a bit more sugar. It is fizzing away very nicely indeed and I can smell the alcohol forming.

I’ve got to check the invites list at the earliest opportunity and confirm who we have and have not got coming and contact those we have missed so far and there are a few who we penciled in earlier which we have not got around to sending an invite to. Very bad of me… Still not the end of the world, the family all got their invites.

I’ve also got to get my mac to the mac store in Cambridge next week. My colleague is on holiday so I will be covering his office every other day and taking the opportunity to wonder in to Cambridge of a lunch and see to the battery problem.

And this is just the things I’ve remembered. I’m sure I’ve got more to sort out including cleaning and tidying and washing and all the usual stuff. I’ll let you know the other side of the weekend if I cope with all the excitement 🙂

OOOh and (I get a lot of these, I think its becoming a feature) I MUST get some photos and blog about our lovely kitties again soon. They are becoming incredibly loving and good fun. I’d like to share that with you.