Saturday, 24 July 2010


Yesterday was my birthday. I was literally 21 again (you can work it out!!).
I actually went into a bit of a Birthday Grump, which isn't really like me. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that its been so hot recently I haven't been able to manage more than a couple of hours unbroken sleep per night, which had left me feeling more than a bit cranky!!

I did manage to rally myself though and had a lovely day. I was extremely spoiled by Himself and my lovely family and the Barbie Army has 4 new recruits - including a Ken who looks disturbingly like Mark Owen from Take That!!

Other news is that I have had my hair chopped. Its never been the same since I tried very unsuccessfully to bleach it a few weeks ago. I made another mistake though by getting layers cut in, forgetting of course that it always looks fab when my hairdresser drys and styles it; but tends to look like a well-used mop when I do!! I am liking its shortness though, much quicker to wash and cooler at night - I have extremely thick hair and it gets very hot under there!!

We went shopping today at the Metro Centre I was meant to be looking for clothes for my new job, which I start on Monday; however, I came home with a new skirt, dress and two tops, none of which are really work-friendly!! they were all reduced in the sales though (apart from one top but I got a 10% discount on it as it was a display model!!).

I also got these shoes

Anyone who knows me will be aware that I don't do high heels, largely because I cannot walk in them in the slightest, but I NEEDED these shoes and if necessary I will use a zimmer frame whenever I wear them!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Card for Claire

Card for Claire, originally uploaded by jilleebee.
I made this as a thank you card for my ex-work buddy, Claire, who made working in my last job not only bearable but also a joy on a daily basis!

This is the thank you card referred to in my previous post and I am pleased to confirm that it was posted today!

Friday, 16 July 2010


I have come to the conclusion that no matter how much time you have off work, it is never ever enough.

For example, my contract for my last job ended on 30th June and I have not worked since. That was two weeks ago and in that time I have done nothing of note. I had a fantasy that I would get the house sorted out; I would make loads of cards and ATCs, I would go out on photographic expeditions. I have done none of this. In fact, I don’t know what I have actually done.  Apart from the obvious job-hunting etc., I seem to have lived in a perpetual Saturday; i.e. I have a late night, I get up later than on a work day (as late as Marmite will let me anyway), I give the pets their breakfast, make myself a cup of tea, switch on the pc and after what feels like 5 minutes realise that its actually 6pm and the day has vanished!

The good news is that I have had a verbal job offer and hope to start on 26th July. This gives me 10 days of “free” time.  I wonder how many of the things I need to do (for example, posting the thank you card that I made last week and which has sat on my desk ever since…..) will actually get done…hmmmmm….let’s see shall we?

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Marmite & Me

Had to share this! Photo by Himself - shame about me looking somewhat witless or like I'm about to sneeze  in the background!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

the things you do for the love of photography.....

Mr S was determinted to take the perfect shot......

Friday, 2 July 2010

Pony in Motion

Cute little pony we encountered the other night. He was so friendly and came over both times we passed for a rub!

Tight Squeeze

Just managed to squeeze this handsome chap into the frame....I do love horses, such magnificent animals!