Friday, 27 January 2012

A Catch Up.....

If I'm completely honest January is kicking my arse in a massive way! This week has been yet another fun filled week and so this will therefore be another whiny post......

Following on from my previous oversharing post......I've been back to the Doctors and they now have me on the pill to try and regulate the periods on the implant! Can anyone say 'crazy hormone lady'??? On the plus side my periods are now only every other day so there is a definite improvement ;-)

On Monday I went back to the hospital about my hearing being awful and as I thought, the operation hasn't worked. The Surgeon isn't entirely sure why but it could have something to do with my 'ear drums being as thin as tissue paper'.....great!!! He wants to let my ears settle down for six months, recover properly and then re-do the operation to see if it's more successful. On the plus side, I should get most of August off from work to recover ;-)

Wednesday night we had a Tequila Mexican evening to celebrate a friends birthday. Just as the drink was beginning to flow and we were starting to let our hair down, my poor girl started throwing up and has pretty much only just stopped. Watching your kids be ill is one of the most horrible things in the world but it has given me a bit of a respite from the usual attitude fuelled 9 year old and given me back a cute, cuddly Chick who just wants to sit on her Mama's knee.....I have to take the hugs and kisses where I can get them nowadays.

'The Man' came round last night and even though I looked like hell and smelt like sick he told me that I was gorgeous and that he adores me......that's definitely love as far as I'm concerned and made the whole week a little more bearable. TFI Friday and roll on a fabulous weekend!!!!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Shoes and more shoes

Imagine for a second, if you will, what my ideal job would be???? That’s right, a buyer of shoes!! Now I’m never likely to be offered that particular post and be able to shop for shoes all day but the lovely people over at Sarenza are looking for a Ambassador to review shoes for them!! Holy Cow....could a job be more perfect for me?

The first pair of shoes that I remember vividly is a shiny black pair that I lusted after for ages when I was 8 years old. As they were completely impractical it took me forever to wear my Mum down and get her to buy them for me but in the end she did! I still remember the way they looked and smelt when I opened the box....a little piece of shoe heaven and the beginning of a long relationship with beautiful but crazy shoes.

Each season I tend to lust after a particular pair and a couple of seasons ago these beauties (Melissa by Vivienne Westwood) caught my eye and I just had to have them:




After missing out on them in the first instance I felt like I was on all kinds of waiting lists to get a pair in this particular colour but low and behold, eventually a pair was mine.

They day that they were delivered to work, a hush descended on the office and everyone gathered around to behold the opening of the shoes. The first thing that everyone noticed was the amazing fruity smell....not in a bad way! Opinion is torn between whether they smell like bubblegum or the scented erasers that we used to get when we were kids.

The heels are 4.2 inches and although reasonably high are not too difficult to walk in, even if they make me a Giantess. The shoes themselves are made of PVC (apart from the soles which are rubber) but are pretty hard wearing and even though I’ve worn mine to several parties they still look like new.

It's easy to adjust the straps to fit which is a bonus when you have massive feet like mine and are actually truly comfortable considering the heel is just over 4 inches.

I like the little peep-toe detail and the fact that you can dress these up or down. I’ve worn them with jeans and a t-shirt to the pub, as well as with a dress to a party. As they are slightly unusual and I’ve never seen anyone else wearing them, they also tend to be a pretty good talking point!

This is my entry to be a Sarenza Ambassador and would like to wish everybody the best of luck.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

An oversharing post.....

(This post definitely has a classic case of miserableness and TMI so if you are one of my brothers you probably don't wanna read this and should stop now!!!)

For the last couple of days I have been utterly miserable and it isn't because anything particular has happened or because I'm depressed, I haven't fallen out with anyone.....I could blame it on any number of things.....

Like work being uber-stressful and having no apparent outlet to get rid of the stress.

It being January, being skint and it a miserable month anyway.

Chick's school  being completely ridiculous and never letting me know there is a problem until things have gone way too far and the situation is beyond repair.

The fact that my hearing has deteriorated again and my ears are driving me crazy! Back to the hospital this month (again!!)

The Man is awesome but the fact that he lives 40 miles away and works shifts is getting to be a regular pain in the arse :-(

I get that none of these things are life threatening but all together over a couple of days they have all added up to make me a miserable,emotional wreck! All compounded by another thing...... (here comes the TMI!!)

Back in November, I had the contraceptive implant inserted into my arm. I'd done my research before I had it inserted (but I obviously only retained the bits of research that suited me!!) and thought that everything would be absolutely fine. Well for the first 5 weeks it was and then on Christmas Eve I started my period and it hasn't stopped since!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, you read that correctly (and I know I'm oversharing but I'm going crazy here!!) I have been on my period for over 3 weeks! No wonder it has a success rate of 99%.....you can't ever have bloody sex!!!

Soooooooo yes, the last couple of days I have been feeling very sorry for myself until this afternoon when I found out that an old friend of mine is battling cancer. So now I've gone from feeling sorry for myself to raging at the damn world!!

What kind of sucky world lets a 30 year old with two young children suffer from cancer. What makes it worse it that she had a really tough upbringing and has been so happy in the last 5 years since she met her husband and had the girls and now she has this to deal with. On the plus side she's a fighter and certainly won't let the stupid C word beat her! 

Just hearing about it has made me realise again just how short life can be so I need to kick myself up the backside and start being grateful for all the amazing things that I have in my life instead of getting bogged down in day to day rubbish!!! I'm off to call 'The Man' and tell him and I love him and then I'm going to cuddle my girl x

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and wishes for a fabulous 2012 to all of you.

Back when I was a teenager and in my early Twenties, I always hit the Town on New Years Eve to eat, drink and be merry but always found it vastly overrated!! Since I've had Chick and it's a ridiculous amount of money to hire a sitter, I've found that it's the perfect excuse to stay in and actually enjoy new years eve!! This year we had a bit of a change of a plan and as a treat to ourselves, Chick and I decided that we would go to London and what an unbelievably fabulous weekend we had!!!

Saturday started with the very sad news that my best friend in the world had lost her Grandma (RIP lovely lady) and so with a heavy heart we got ready to go and see The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House. This is Chick and I with my Sister - in -Law enjoying the ballet and raising a glass of champagne at RoH:


Because my Brother and Sister in Law are so awesome they offered to have Chick for the evening so that 'The Man' and I could stand around in the rain and watch the fireworks in London. I have to say that they were the most amazing fireworks I have ever seen in this Country. Something to do with the world watching us for the Olympics maybe??? But utterly awesome nonetheless:


How brilliant to be in one of the best Cities in the world, watching amazing fireworks, with the man you love. I truly feel blessed this weekend (and now I'll stop being a soppy tart!!!)

For Christmas, I bought Chick tickets to see The Lion King knowing that we would be in Town this weekend.  They were crazy about people not taking pictures but I did manage to get a couple:


What a fantastic show!! For the first song the cast enter the stage through the aisles!! Chick was just spellbound all the way through and kept telling me how completely amazing it was :-) 

It is probably the best New Years Eve ever....mainly because I spent it with some of the people I love most in the world!! Hope that you all had a happy and safe one!