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Gordon in a new light

This was sooooo funny I had to share, there's an extended version somewhere but I couldn't find it :-(

I should be sleeping

Straw ArtSpending a weekend in Manchester with some friends, but I was knackered earlier so went to get a couple of hours sleep which turned into four hours sleep, now they're all asleep and I'm awake... eeek...  so what else to do apart from search the internet for photos of Woolworths for this facebook group?  I know, I lead such an exciting life!!

Despite being in Manchester we all spent the day in Liverpool (don't ask) and I uploaded some of my Liverpudlian mobile pics to facebook   I won't repost all the pics here, but will share this one of my straw art...  okay well, I liked it...

Hmmm... does anyone have any suggestions on how I can make myself sleepy?!


Why is nothing easy and simple in this new flat?!  It took them three weeks after I moved in for them to find the right key for my mailbox, two months after I said I'd take the flat if they put a washing machine in and I still have a space in my kitchen and now they haven't even managed to collect my rent by standing order as they haven't sent the form to my bank - what's the betting I get the blame for that then?!

I'm still without a washing machine and having sobered up enough to un-do whatever my friend was trying to do to the TV & DVD player to get them to work I've found he's broken the SCART lead in the TV.  Fucking fantastic, that means the TV can't connect to the freeview box and recorder unless I can get the bit out, and I don't think it's looking good.  Thankfully I've managed to get the TV working with terrestrial TV so I can see the X-Factor results.  I can see adding a new TV to the shopping list as although it was nice for my sis to donate her old TV/video combination (a) I've never understood integrating stuff in a TV isn't it just more to go wrong? (b) there's no remote control or instructions and we don't seem to get along.

Okay it's time for Have I Got News For You on BBC2 I'm hoping it will calm me down and make me chuckle, any chance?

Could it be...

... that things are starting to change for the better?  *mysterious bounces*

Is anyone about?

... I could really do with speaking to someone...

Cap in hand...

Yup it's that time of year, I'm doing the 10 kilometre sponsored Walk for Life for Crusaid round London next weekend (hoping the weather is better than this one!)... could you please sponsor me?  Crusaid is a major UK charity working across the country with people living with HIV and AIDS.

I've done this for a few years and is about the only time I manage to catch the sun in the UK so is well worth doing on more than one front!!

Remember to tick the box if you're a taxpayer so the government adds some extra money in.. 

Please take a moment to sponsor me. It's really easy - you can donate online by credit or debit card by double clicking on the following web 

All donations are secure and sent electronically to Crusaid. If you are a UK taxpayer, Justgiving will add an automatic 28% bonus to your donation at no cost to you. Please join me in supporting Crusaid and a fabulous cause! 

If you'd rather sponsor me by cash or cheque can you let me know the amount and what I'll do is add the sponsorship to the web site manually.

It's all for a very good cause so if you can spare a couple of quid that would be appreciated.. 

Should also say a quick hello to captain_aaron  , sigrundora , ottawaboi   and punkgeezer   all have added or re-added me recently

That time again...

It's Eurovision time and after last years success I'll be LJ'ing live during the contest, so refresh this entry during the night for updates and be *very* scared... it is Eurovision you know


Eurovision's back and so is the lesbian!  What are those silver/suit costumes?!  I'm actually quite loving that song...



Is it me or is the previous Serbian winner a double for the japanese guy from Heroes? You decide...
  Hero Hero



It's the UK's turn - good luck Andy but not sure it's a winning song... sorry...

Judge for yourself:


How can Terry say it's our best song in years?  Has he forgotten Scooch?!


How much leather can Finland wear?

20:50Am still loving the male singer from Iceland...
Cute singer from iceland
...easily the cutest yet...
21:04Go pirates, go Latvia... it's my office sweepstake entry.

21:10Sweden takes best dress, worst face and most like a drag queen award... can Charlotte win it again?
21:21Text from </a></b></a>kleesrosegarden  says bosnia." 
 21:29Has anyone checked the Azerbaijan singers for illegal substances? 
21:43Newsflash, I've just kicked Iceland out of bed in favour of Russia

21:47Last song and Norway come out finding.  Go girl!  I quite like that... now to decide who I'm voting for...

I'm backing Russia, Latvia*, Iceland and Norway

* 'cause it's mine in the office sweepstake!
22:01This is a fix... I can't get through to vote for Iceland...
22:07Did anyone else find the UK's voting line closed 13 seconds early?!  Well if the UK give any points to Iceland it's down to me...
22:14Text from </a></b></a>sarkylady "I say france.  </a></b></a>kleesrosegarden
says azerbaijan.  Becky says latvia."
22:21UK give Iceland 6 points yay it worked ... but Greece 12 points?!
 UK flag
22:24Thomas from Germany is quite cute too...
 German flag
22:29The guy from San Marino may look dodgy but thanks for the 6 points, the UK is off the dreaded nil points.  Now it's just Germany in that lonely spot. San Marino flag
22:32Germany go from nil to twelve points in one fell swoop, no one ends the day with the dreaded nil points. 
22:40So far the shocker of the evening has to be Sweden' score - I thought they were the favourite but they're out of the running now.  Maybe the song was good but Charlotte scared everyone off? 
22:46It's all a bit dull by Mr Slovenia is quite cute, although possibly a little greasy.  It's a fairly boring year isn't it?  Think we missed out not having the Irish entry in the final which really sums things up..

22:54 No points from Malta? Oh god, how low have we sunk? Cheers to Ireland for our eight points we love you and your turkey *big snogs* 
23:05 So it's Russia next year then... 
23:07 Russia have officially won.  The UK bomb again coming joint last with Germany and Poland.  Next year we all have to go on holiday and vote for the UK from abroad to try and get more points.  Deal?!

Oh the pressure...

Okay so I haven't done anything on here in ages and I guess a few people have noticed judging by a few flist deletions I've been emailed about.  Ho-hum.  

Well, I'd love to say I'd been up to something really interesting but it's just been a combination of frantically busy at work, a nasty case of flu followed by acute tonsilitus, recovering from the horror of Boris being elected Mayor of London, my sister getting hitched and just trying to get stuff done round the flat.  I'd love to say things will get better but you know me and plans to do an MBA by distance learning are progressing so maybe things won't be changing anytime soon :-(

I'm going to try and post some pics of my sisters wedding later, if only to emulate billzywho posts so many cute family pics that always make me go "Awwww".

But this entry is just a poor excuse to mention the lovely Freddie Ljungberg which readers of this might recall has been somewhat of a regular topic.  It's not even been a year since Freddie left Arsenal for West Ham.  Freddie was at his peak a brilliant player for the Gunners but suffered from a series of hamstring injuries before he left.  No great lover of West Ham anyway and certainly not them getting my favourite player, I was sad to hear that newspaper reports saying that West Ham are prepared to pay him £3million to walk away from his contract as they attempt to cut their wage bill.  Freddie may be moving to Spain which would seriously stretch my stalking abilities.  Awww no not Freddie :-(

Nigella the domestic godess Vs real women

I'm a big Nigella fan but my sister emailed me these and it just made me crack up so I had to share...

1. Nigella's Way: Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice-cream drips .
The Real Woman's Way: Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Goodness sake. You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway.

2. Nigella's Way: To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
The Real Woman's Way: Buy Smash and keep it in the cupboard for up to a year.

3. Nigella's Way: When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
The Real Woman's Way: Tescos' sell cakes. They even do decorated versions.

4. Nigella's Way: If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a potato slice.
The Real Woman's Way: If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, that's tough!. Please recite with me the Real Woman's motto: "I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes."

5. Nigella's Way: Wrap celery in aluminium foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks
The Real Woman's Way: It could keep forever. Who eats it?

6. Nigella's Way: Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
The Real Woman's Way: Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and drop it in 8 ounces of vodka Drink the vodka. You might still have the headache, but you won't care!

7. Nigella's Way: If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
The Real Woman's Way: Why do I have a man?

8. Nigella's Way: Freeze leftover wine into ice cubes for future use in casseroles
The Real Woman's Way: left over wine???? Helllloooo 


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