Sunday, 31 October 2010


I have finished putting the wardrobe together and am in the process of sorting out my clothes. I'm not very good at throwing stuff away (it might be useful one day!!!) so I'm sorting it into piles at the moment, and taking out anything that obviously needs to go, then I'll go through again when I put stuff into drawers and get rid of things that I've got too many the same of.... hoodies, for example!! I have got too many of those!!

The big news though, is that I'm finally able to sleep in my room again! I had a lot of trouble with my neck and suspected my mattress, so I moved into the spare room until it got better which took a few weeks. Then I moved back into my room and within days my neck was so painful I could hardly move it. So I've been in the spare room for a few months now. My neck has taken ages to get completely better (and I can still feel the stiffness occasionally) but I couldn't afford a new mattress for my room and as mine is a double and the spare is a single, I couldn't switch the mattresses either. Last week a friend had a good quality mattress going spare so my old one went to the tip and I've got the second hand one, and finally slept on it last night and feel fine! (so far...) I know some people say you shouldn't get a second hand mattress, but I suspect those people have always had enough money to buy a new one whenever they needed one. Some of us aren't that lucky.

Here's the wardrobe. I love it, it's a double and has so much space inside!!! I got it second hand from my brother.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Nearly there...

The green necklace is finished, and the pink one is started. And I actually have longer than I thought as the shopping centre stall is next weekend not this one, so there's no rush to finish...

... which is just as well since I've had a bit of a disaster with my bedroom. I've been having a massive 'spring' clean in there (yes, I know it's autumn, but it just doesn't sound right to say 'autumn clean') and it's gone horribly wrong.

Basically, I've got some 'new' 2nd hand furniture for the room, so I've emptied everything out of the room and thought I'd shampoo the carpet while the room was empty. Trouble was, the carpet then took 4 days to dry, and began to smell very bad very quickly. It's dry now, so I've been trying to sort the smell out and bought some stuff today to try and treat it. So now the room stinks of 'summer flowers' (yuk - so artificial!) and I will have to wait and see if that's done the trick or not.

In the mean time, I can hardly walk around upstairs as there's furniture everywhere and all my clothes are dumped in the spare room waiting to be sorted and hung up again. Both spare rooms are full of 'stuff' and I'm sleeping on the sofa!! I don't really mind though, it is a very comfortable sofa!! Hopefully I can get everything sorted over the weekend. It's going to be nice to get my bedroom back and I can't wait to get its 'new look' finished!!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

One done...

...two more to do!

It took hours though, actually it took an episode of Spooks, 2 episodes of Single Father, the X Factor results show, Piers Morgans life stories and Michael McIntyre Roadshow. Plus a bit longer when I'd run out of things to watch!!!  I'm not sure that selling jewellery will be anything more than an experiment unless I can speed up by about 500%!!!

Mind you I do love it, I have to say I won't be upset if this one doesn't sell because I wanted to make myself one in this colour scheme anyway!

I have got beads for a green set and a pink set, to do by Friday.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


I've downloaded Kindle to my phone, there are loads of free books on Amazon! I haven't been reading much lately but it's always nice to have a book on the go, especially an ebook since I generally have my phone with me. So next time I'm out with the dog on a sunny day and decide to sit for a while, I can read my book!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

New phone

I finally got a new phone, the HTC desire. It's a nice phone and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. Here's a picture I took on it at the Winter League on Saturday. We didn't compete of course, but spent the morning 'scriming' which I haven't done for ages. It was fine, except I got very very cold as usual!!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

EEEeek!! Scary times!

My friend who makes and sells jewellery has also started selling supplies, and I bought some stuff from her recently. When I went to collect it, we had a chat and she has offered to have some of my jewellery on her stall in the shopping centre in November! I'm going to start with 3 sets of necklace, bracelet and earrings and see how it goes. She seems confident it will sell, I'm not so sure, but I can always give it away as presents throughout the year so it won't be wasted.

All I've got to do now is make three sets by the end of the month! Luckily I've got 2 weeks off work now...

Saturday, 2 October 2010


I made cake!

Actually I made two cakes, a carrot cake and a chocolate cake. The occasion was an agility instructors meeting and it was my turn to have it at my house. I've never had more than 2 people visit at a time before in my little house so today was a bit of a tight squeeze, I had seven visitors plus me. I did manage to find enough chairs though. The cake turned out OK. I wasn't sure since I'm not normally very good at chocolate cake (hence making a carrot cake too 'just in case') but I got a recommended recipe and followed it properly instead of making it up like I normally do, and it was really nice!

All the cake went, except for one slice of chocolate which I will save for when I get home from work tomorrow.