Tuesday, 31 January 2012

31st January 2012

I COOKED!
My lovely fiancé does all the cooking in our house. So I feel very frightened having to do it while alone!
Hope it tastes ok...


Marinaded chicken, onion, apricots and a stock cube. Exceeding my cooking skill somewhat!
Browning the meat. How can you tell when brown meat is browned?




Add the rest of the ingredients!
Simmered for a wee while and this is what it becomes. Good luck, everyone...tomorrow night!

30th January 2012

A busy day at work was rewarded with one thing. Once Upon A Time. I love me some fairy tales.



Coming to a channel near you SOON!
























I also saw some of the Buffy musical episode in French. Judge for yourself here!*


*disclaimer - turn the sound down. Seriously. Her voice is rather shrill!

So that was fun. I am now interested in how my favourite tv shows are dubbed. May have to start watching Lost in Hungarian or something! Learn Spanish from Harry Potter!

Maybe not.

Monday, 30 January 2012

29th January 2012

More ironing today. It is a Sunday tradition after all!

Paul and I then settled in to watch The Millennium Trilogy. Not the most cheerful of Sunday watching but fabulous all the same. Looking forward to seeing the Hollywood remake at some stage. We don't go to the cinema very often. Would rectify that if it wasn't so expensive!



All the ironing. Why do we wear so many clothes! Bring back Naked Sunday!
Fabulous set of movies, even though very dark. Noomi Repace is amazing in this!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

28th January 2012

So I didn't do much today. I really am quite dull, aren't I?!

Paul watched the football (but we won't talk about that!) and enjoyed some quirkitl-named beer. I looked at wedding dresses. Saw some nice ones but they would probably look ridiculous on me!

Our congratulations balloon decided to make a break for freedom up the chimney. Which attracted the cats to the chimney. Both cats then went up the chimney. They came back down again and brought 100 year old soot with them. Little monkeys!

Had our last bottle of Back Door red wine while watching Take Me Out. Paul then went to bed. I watched Blockbusters then Pride and Prejudice. The movie with Keira Knightley. I do love me some Austen.
Ooh Mr. Darcy!

Paul watching the football, complete with beer and twitter!
First Gold Badger ale. It was quite nice.
Our last bottle of Back Door red. It's a Monster, apparently. The cork broke. #Fail
The balloon making a bid for freedom up my chimney.




Friday, 27 January 2012

27th January 2012

Today I have mostly been working. Hard. Got loads done today!

Got an organic veg box delivery from Riverford which looks yummilicious!

Then went home, flicked through a wedding magazine (didn't like a thing) and enjoyed a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon while watching True Blood. Lovely.

Healthy goodness, delivered twice monthly!

It may advetise 'perfect wedding'...but nothing in here jumps out at me. :(

My facebook friends talked me into it. My arm was twisted...easily.

26th January 2012

Today was sponsored by filing. Serious amounts if filing.


You know what?! I HATE FILING!

This isn't even all of it...

Pile 1

Pile 2




Pile 3


Lots of piles...

Pile of files...

Thursday, 26 January 2012

25th January 2012

Rubbish entry today. Forgot to take #Whedonsday pics.

So here is some European currency, Pre-Euro and my old singing badges from when I actually had a decent voice. A looooooong long time ago!

Sorry it's dull!

Yup, yawning as I type it myself!
These were my membership and leavers badges from when I used to sing. Ah memories!

Pesetas and Forints. Former currency of Spain and Hungary.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

24th January 2012

Back to work today. Yeah. ...


...

Drove me to badness. Paul helped. :)

   
Diet starts tomorrow, yeah? 

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

23rd January 2012


Day off today. Didn't leave the house til later to go shopping.
So I didn't really have much to take pictures of. So here's Barney asleep on my pajamas!

Barney on my cow-print pajamas. That is all. He loves his Mummy, sometimes!

Monday, 23 January 2012

22nd January 2012

Post-wedding come down today! Not the most exciting of days I'm afraid.
Here are some pics. Sorry. Crap entry today.

This is awesome!

Chuckles and his catnip fish!

Table decoration from the wedding...on my knee in the car!

Beautiful Sophicles.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

21st January 2012

Day of the Hartley-Kings wedding.
A lovely day had by all!
I didn't take many pics. Was a bit busy with my bridesmaid duties!



My new sister-in-law, the lovely Annabel!

View down the top table
View of the room from the stage. :)

20th January 2012

Day before my brother's wedding! Yay!

Infected fingers, rehearsals and hotels where your favourite author stayed...an emotional day!

My handsome fiancé in our hotel room.

Icky infected finger


Rehearsal time...and yes, Michael probably does have a tear in his eye!

Friday, 20 January 2012

19th January 2012

So today has been long and tough...
My day in bullets:
- woke up in Manchester;
-freed my cat from the blinds, thus having my hands lacerating by said kitty in the process;
-travelled from Manchester to Lichfield;
- got long and daft looking acrylic nails put on (which I have since filed down);
- helped my future sister in law with table plans;
- somehow managed to sleep while two small cats ran riot through my room!
Still, wedding on Saturday. Got to stay positive, right?!
...
Ok, I fail. Something is bound to go wrong tomorrow...

My plastered up left hand. Please also note my scally nails! :)
I didn't punch a soul and I still get a swollen knuckle. Waste.

What. A. Mess.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

18th January 2012


Today I spent most of the day in fancy shoes ready for the wedding on Saturday.
Then we took the kitties to the in-laws' house where they will live for a few days.
So that's fun!

Sunset over Wavertree
Option number 1 - the black number!

Option 2 - the goldy-bronzy strappy ones!
Barney being a good little boy on the way to his holiday home
Maia being a noisy little monkey on the way to her holiday home.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

17th January 2012

Hair and dressing table are both such a mess! At least my hair is shiny!
Another dull day. Trying to work out how to do my hair for the wedding on Saturday as I have to do it myself. Clearly this is not going to end well...

16th January 2012

Bloomin freezing today. All the selfish sods in my office kept their doors shut and their heat to themselves. We have no heater in our room.

I still made it through the day. What a trooper I am!

Brrrr! Thermal tights and fluffy slippers...just another day in the office!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

15th January 2012

Today I quite literally ironed all day. I'm very boring. Sorry.

Pile 1 of ironing. :(
Pile 2 of ironing. :( :( (p.s. Like my pajamas there?)
Nearly 7 hours later, and it's ALL DONE! :D :D :D
Sleeping babbas! This is what they did pretty much all day. Not that I'm jealous or anything...



Saturday, 14 January 2012

14th January 2012

I don't have much to share today as I haven't done a great deal due to the fact that I have the lurgy.
My parents came to visit and that's about it. Sorry to be dull!

Daddy Hartley and The Barnacle having a nap together! AW!

Friday, 13 January 2012

13th January 2012

Friday 13th. Scary...
When she is good, she is very very good. When she is bad she drinks wine when she should be dieting...

Our beautiful black cat who frequently crossed our path this Friday 13th! We're doomed!

Healthy veg. Caroline being very very good.

Caroline being very very bad.