Saturday, 29 June 2013

Saturday Night's Alright For Classical Music (and Scanners)

It's Saturday night and I'm drinking iced lattes and listening to classical.  I'd rather be listening to Glen Campbell but I'm trying to keep Penny calm.

We went to the park to hand over some secret stuff with Hey Homewrecker! And The Big Lad.  Mission accomplished and we started wandering round kicking a ball for Penny who wasn't interested.

Pen got home absolutely exhausted and wanted out into the back garden to PLAY BALL!!!


Hence the classical, (Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO59, "Fur Elise")

There is a lovely little cottage on the corner and the wee lady who lives there had always kept her garden immaculate.

I love these:

These are actually more of a deeper purple than shown.  Really, really stunning. They're like aubergine in paint format if you know what I mean.

Here she is, out for the count, silence is all mine.  Going to go and finish off 'The Psychopath Test' by Jon Ronson. I shall be judging everybody by how I think they would do on the Hare test.

'Scanners' is on Film4 at 11.05pm. 

I love today!

Later lovelies!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Beautiful Creatures

What you are about to see is fantastic. 

Mo, a lovely, lovely lady that I work with, who's very arty and has a cool vintage stall at fairs when they happen, gave me this:

A fabulous salt and pepper set. Lift the seat up and it's a tiny dish for mustard! Shut up! Actually!

It is on my windowsill for now.


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Game of Thrones

I tried, I really tried. I bought the first two books in paperback, in fact I have two copies of book one, different editions, I have the ebooks and the first series on DVD.

One week later and still not even halfway through book one and I decided to throw in the towel. 

Game of Thrones is sh*t.

I watched the first episode too, it was worse than the book. 

I applaud the author though, mega bucks there! I just found the whole thing too porny, incestuous and full of paedos. 

Life is waaay too short. 



So I went to the Market on SATURDAY to visit a couple of stalls.

St George's market is indoors and sells everything except live animals. Hey Homewrecker and Stray Jewellery both have stalls there so I just had to go. HeyHomewrecker! makes lots of things using genuine vintage fabric. Not eBay 'vintage' (that really annoys me) and now that Deborah's Cave is nearing completion, I had to go and buy another cushion. 

I love! I bought the purple one and Linda made me the Magic Roundabout one as a room-warming present. So talented. I have just remembered I blogged about it one post ago but no harm in reminding you lovely people! (Oops and not oops because I realize it hasn't appeared. It's lost!)

Stray sells the odd kawaii thing and I adore cuteness. With Hyper Japan coming up in July, I am going to be in my element. 

Sadly Katrina won't be in London when I'm there! So disappointed. I was hoping to have a cemetery companion. Alas, Katrina is actually going to be in Germany for a few months flat sitting. Envious? Me?

Tomorrow, as part of Indian culture week, I'm going to a cooking class.  Something tells me it won't be vegetarian but is free and I'm keen to learn a bit about spices.  I adore Indian food. ADORE!

ANYWAY my tablet is messing about so off to see what its problem is.

I'll leave you with one last thought:

A special shout out to Bartlam, my token American. 


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

G8 Update

So G8 has passed us by rather quietly. More like a pop than a bang.  Clearly Northern Ireland has other issues to focus on like the flegs or something but here is what I can see from my window:

This is what it says:

Half of it has disappeared. It looks to be saying  'G8 WAR C IMINALS'. 


Sunday, 16 June 2013

The first flower

Finally!  I planted a lot of late bulbs this year but at last I have signs of blooms!

Had to share that! 

P.S I love my gardening. 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

G8 and the Weather

HELLO my fellow readers!

The weekend before the G8 summit has arrived. There have been records of planned protests but fairly quiet so far.

IMAGINE! Vladmir Putin in our country! I am in awe of the powers that will be here. I won't voice my political opinion but G8 is as powerful as they come unless you count the mysterious Bilderberg group.

Anyway, since I work in the centre of town, we have been instructed to 'work from home' on Monday.  I was on annual leave anyway but decided to 'work' instead.

SO here I am, Saturday evening, just worked for 3 hours and our summer has been and gone.  We had two weeks of extreme heat and sun (maximum was 22 or something).  The rain has returned and I have discovered the joy of Iced Lattes with a dash of sugar cane syrup.  

Series 3 of Real Housewives of Atlanta has also started so I'm in  Seventh Heaven.

I have also started reading GAME OF THRONES.  Finally my curiosity got the better of me but I have to read it as an ebook because I have issues with enormous books. I develop classic avoidance syndrome.  I feel claustrophobic, suffocated, overwhelmed by books over 300 pages.  I  have ADHD with big books. Well, the AD part anyway. Can't say I've ever been hyperactive when it comes to reading. I'm normally lying down under a blanket when in contact with a book.

Off to watch a documentary about people who have, allegedly, been abducted by aliens.

Have you ever been abducted? Alien or otherwise?

Monday, 3 June 2013

I'm On A Roll

So, chocolate eclairs and fabulous photographs aside, I shall briefly report on the "Continental Market" that landed in Belfast on the Bank Holiday weekend just gone.

If you like food it was good, if you like buying random things it was wick (N.I term for rubbish).  Plenty of stalls from Northern Ireland there with miserable faces behind them. The Europeans were lovely in comparison.

There was a Dog accessory stall selling fab things:


Lovely Dog Jumpers

Chavvy Dog Caps

Penny modelling her new bag

And her new Cowboy hat

A good few buys. The best purchase for me was bubblegum ice-cream. Full of glorious e-numbers and god knows what else.

10-4 xoxo


Happy Birthday Mr Tom

It's dad's birthday today!  He is notoriously hard to buy for, not liking 'stupid wee things', so I gave him some money, the obligatory helium balloon and these:

from the local bakery. Wish he would hurry up and come home so I can have one.