Friday, 28 December 2007


Hi to all. Hope you all had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you.
I got thoroughly spoilt by Carl this year - he always buys me jewellery as a surprise, but really excelled himself this year!!
This is what I got:
(These are obviously the catalogue pictures.)
These gorgeous things were on top of the DVD's, CD's, perfume, etc, etc, that I got aswell. Just LOVE HIM!!!
Anyway, Daniel was over the moon with his XBox360 and games, and other stuff. And although I didn't get Carl as much as he got me, he was happy with his 'Name a Star' gift, among other things!
We had Christmas Day as a family this year, with short present swapping visits from the parents. Then everyone landed for Boxing Day tea!
Both Carl and I were at work on Thursday, and Carl again today, but then we are both off until next Wednesday.
If I don't get chance to blog again this year, hope everyone has a great New Year - see you all in 2008!!!!

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Elf name

Only 7 more sleeps til Christmas Day!!!! and the daftness has begun!

Check out your Christmas 'elf-name' on the link below:

my elf-name is CHEERFUL ANGEL-PANTS!!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

It's my birthday!!! (and It's Christmas it's my house!!)

YAY!!! It was my birthday today!! I had a day off work and Carl and I had a lazy morning wandering around garden centres, then I put up the xmas decs this afternoon.

This is one of the things that Carl bought me for my birthday:

A Radley!!! have wanted one for a while - and finally got one!!!!
and here is my tree - not a very good picture tho! I'll have to try to take a better one in the day light

Sunday, 9 December 2007


Here is the promised Quasar picture.

I could only manage 1 picture coz as you can see he was desperate to get going - he wouldn't even pose properly for it!!

It was a great success and they all enjoyed it - even tho their team got absolutely hammered!!

Friday, 7 December 2007

Birthday Boy!!

Yesterday was Daniel's 12th Birthday!!!!

Looking back 12 years to when he was born 12 weeks early, weighing only 2 lb 11oz, we never thought he would get to this stage! I know I'm biased, but he's a lovely lad and we are all SOOOOO proud of him!

Here he is blowing out the candles on his birthday cake.

As it was Dan's birthday, look at this handsome chap who came to live in our house:

As a surprise for Daniel's birthday we bought him a Robosapien. There was a special offer on in Argos (or a pricing mistake!!) and we got version 2 for the same price as version 1!!! IT'S GREAT!!!! (the dog's not too keen tho!) As you can see, it's taller than the coffee table!! Just need to learn all the buttons to press on the remote control now tho!

Daniel is off to Quasar Laser tomorrow for a little partywith 3 of his friends. I'll blog some pictures, if I remember to take my camera!

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

look what I've got!

I started Weight Watchers in August, and have been doing quite well with my weight loss. On Monday I lost another 3 pounds, which makes a total of 1 stone, 5 and 1/2 pounds!!! (only another 2 and 1/2 stones to go!!!

But, I also got this award:

this means that I have now lost 10% of my starting weight!!!
I'm really pleased with myself.
I need some new, smaller, clothes, but am reluctant to buy any yet, coz they won't fit within a few months!!.

Monday, 5 November 2007

long time, no see!!!

hello to all my blogging pals!!! I've finally got something to say!!!
A few weeks ago, we decided to go to Alnwick Castle. It was a nice day out and here are a few pix:
Yesterday, we went back to Alnwick, but this time we went to Alnwick Gardens. It is owned and designed by The Duchess of Northumberland, and well worth a visit. Although there wasn't many flowers out, it is still a beautiful place. Also, because it was November, it was quiet.
Here are a few pix from yesterday:
this photo is of 'The Treehouse'. It holds a restaurant, bar and several nice places to just sit and chill.

We tried to go in the restaurant but it was fully booked. We will definately pay a visit in the future tho, as the idea of a meal beside a 'real' fire appeals!

A major feature of the Gardens, is 'The Grand Cascade'. Here is are a couple of photos:

the fountains do a different show every 30 minutes. these show two of the things they do.

there are also several other water features, some of which are good for taking 'arty' photos. here are a couple:
these are both Carl's attempts at 'photography' - not bad!!

(please note Daniel's new hand puppet - 'the Mole'. he said I had to let you know!!)

finally, there is also a 'Poison Garden'. This garden is kept behind locked gates, to stop people pinching plants. The garden contains everything from Cannabis to Rosemary, which apparently can be poisonous if eaten in great qualitities!
A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all!!
I think that's probably enough for this blog, sorry it went on abit, I'll try to do it more often in future! (yeah right, heard that one before!!!!)

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Fat, purple, Foot!!

I got woken up this morning at 3.30am, by my hubby Carl being brought home from work, after a trip to casualty. He'd run over his foot with a hand-held fork lift!!!!!(OW!!!) and consequently has a FAT, PURPLE FOOT!!! no bones broken thanks to steel toe-capped work boots, but quite severe soft tissue injuries. off work for a couple of days, then a long weekend and he's going back to work on Tuesday, probably to do light duties. I'll keep you all posted! (if I remember!)

Friday, 17 August 2007

I'm not very good at this blogging lark, am I?

I never feel like I've got anything interesting to say that anyone will want to read!

Anyway, I've been on my hols, and I've got NO photos coz I forgot to take the charger for the camera and when I went to take a piccie, the battery was dead!! We went to Silloth on the West coast of Cumbria, and had a fab time. Weather was mixed, but still managed to get sunburnt!! It all seems like a distant memory now!

Had a couple of days off with Daniel this week and decided to 'be a tourist' in our home city of Newcastle. We went on a city sightseeing tour - it was great fun. Daniel learnt loads and I learnt some stuff too. here are a few pix I took.

For anyone who doesn't know, the 1st pic is the Millenium Bridge, the 2nd is the Sage building, which is 'the International Home for Music and musical discovery'. 3rd pic is the Tyne bridge with the other stuff in the background, 4th is a side view of the Millenium Bridge, and the last one is the castle keep in Newcastle.

I am quite chuffed how the pics came out, as we were on a moving bus at the time.

I can recommend these tours to anyone, even in your home town, it's amazing the stuff you don't know about where you live. For example, there is a theatre near to the RVI hospital, that used to be a pharmacy. The staff at the hospital asked the pharmacy to make a drink that would help patients get their strength back. They made the drink and named it 'Glucoze-aid', later to be changed to 'Lucozade'. Also the RVI, or the Royal Victoria Infirmary, to give it it's full title, is named after Queen Victoria (even though it was opened 5 years after her death), and owns several pairs of Queen Victoria's bloomers. The reason being that all buildings named after her, got a piece of her clothing when she died!!

Anyway I'm going to go now, before I bore you all with useless, but interesting, facts about Newcastle.

I'll try not to leave it as long next time.


Friday, 1 June 2007

week off

well, it's the last day of my week off with Daniel. It's been lovely, think I could get used to not working! we haven't done that much, just pottered about.

We went out as a family last weekend and took Carl's mum with us. We went to Hartlepool Maritime Experience, which was very interesting. They have little replica shops set up around a small dock. There are people in period costume and some of them fire muskets and cannons at regular intervals. There is a large ship, the HMS Trincomalee, which is Britain's oldest warship afloat. Here's a couple of pictures:

I could have been a sailor on it because I'm only small, but Carl couldn't even stand fully upright in some of it!! Those sailors must of been little guys!

Took Daniel to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Tuesday - very good! (it also features 2 of my fav actors so that's a HUGE bonus!!)

Thursday saw the three of us going swimming at our new Sports centre. (well I just stood there, coz I can't swim!!) We had a swimming pool until about 3 years ago, but it was very dated, and cold! They closed it down because the foundations were not safe. But we now have a state-of-the-art leisure centre, with all brand new stuff. Very nice. The gym is almost enough to make me want to join - notice I said ALMOST!! I might do a couple of classes tho.

right I'm off to iron now, before we go away for the weekend tomorrow.


Sunday, 13 May 2007

Star Wars

We all like Star Wars in our House (sad, I know!), particularly Daniel. Anyway, last year, we discovered a little shop in an Indoor market near us, that specialised in Star Wars stuff. We began to visit it regularly. Last weekend, Alex (the lad that owns the stall), opened a proper shop!!! And yesterday, we went along as he had some visitors, and we had our piccies taken with them!

These 'Stormtroopers' are members of a group called 'The UK Garrison, 501st Battalion'. (Apparently, the 501st Battalion is the name of the Stormtroopers who served Darth Vader in the film) . In order for someone to join this group, they must have exact replica costumes. They are all volunteers and do the visits for charity - Alex had a raffle and was donating some of this takings. It seemed like a great time was had by all and did wonders for Alex's shop.
Daniel has his SATs this week. At least 2 every day this week. Think it really is alot to put on them at 11 years old, particularly those who are abit less able. I know Daniel's school has been running booster classes for those who need them, but still think it's abit much. I don't think Daniel will have any problems tho, infact, he said he's looking forward to them - strange child! I'll keep you all up to date with how he gets on.
Anyway, I'm off shopping at the Metro Centre today, so I suppose I should get ready. BYEEEE!

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

I've been tagged!!

Rosie has tagged me ( Thanks Rosie.

You have to state seven facts/habits about yourself then tag another seven people. Doubt I will be tagged seven tho coz don't know that many that haven't already been tagged!

Here we go:

1. I had my son, Daniel, 10 weeks early and we both had to spend time in Intensive Care!!

2. I lurve Westlife!!!

3. I have three tattoos and would love more (but hubby says no!)

4. I have a rescue dog called Snowy who is frightened of cats

5. I love chocolate (and strawberry laces!)

6. I met hubby Carl outside a Chinese take away - we were both VERY drunk!

7. I hate my naturally curly hair (and always have!)

God that was hard!!

May Blogging!!

I must really get into the habit of this blogging lark - I keep forgetting!

Anyway, following on from my post at the end of March - our Ice Hockey team won a trophy!!!

Here they are with the cup!! Me and Daniel were really pleased for the lads as they deserve it after all the hard games they've played.

It was 'Bring your Children to Work' day last Friday at work, so Daniel came to see what I get up to every day. He had a great time, although it was a long day for him, coz typically, I had loads to do!.

At Daniel's school, they have nominated children who have a flair and interest in a particular subject, to attend an Advanced Learning Course. Daniel was nominated for the History course. It is held at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend (which is where Hadrian's Wall ends, for those of you who don't know!), with history teachers and an archeologist. The first one was Saturday morning, and he was full of it when he came back. It's on for 10 weeks, so it should be really interesting for him.

I had to go and order a new fridge freezer today - our old one hasn't died yet, but it's seriously ill! It only works when on the highest setting, which consequently freezes everything in the fridge!! just hope it will last until Tuesday when the new one arrives.

right I'm off now, and I know I said it in my last post, but I'll try not to leave it so long the next time.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007


How long is it since I've blogged - AGES!!!!

What has happened since then? Well, there was my second Westlife concert - ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!! as usual. Unfortunately, none of photos came out very well - never mind.

then a couple of days off. Then at Easter our great friends, The Guthries arrived!! we had a fabulous weekend with them, and hope to not leave it as long before the next time we see them (it was over a year this time!!) We took them to Hadrian's Wall on the Saturday and Tynemouth Priory on the Sunday. here is a picture of the Priory.

There was also lots of chatting. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend and were sad to see them go home on Sunday evening. (Although I'm not sure if Snowy enjoyed her weekend as she met Maisy, Rosie and Will's dog, who 'just wanted to play'!! but Snowy was having none of it!!)

Back to work on the Tuesday and then on the Thursday I took Daniel to see Starlight Express. He loved it! I've seen it before but it was just as good second time around.

and finally, today me and Daniel went to get a Siamese Fighting Fish for his fish tank.

it's really pretty, and brightens up the tank. Plus we also got some greenery and a tank light.
right, that's everyone up to date with the Wright household happenings.
I'll try not to leave it too long next time!

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Boy Bands

just got back from the first of 2 Westlife concerts I'm going to (next one is tomorrow!!)

A brilliant concert as usual, can't wait for tomorrow as our seats our 4 rows from the front!!

I'm off work now aswell until after Easter. Shopping at Metrocentre tomorrow, housework on Thursday, then the Guthries are coming for the weekend (YAH HOO!)

Friday, 30 March 2007

haven't been here for a while, been full of busy, (and full of cold!!).

had a couple of sick days this week when the cold caught up with me - although I think it brought a few of it's friends to stay too!!

Speaking of having friends to stay, our good friends The Guthries are visiting us at Easter. We can't wait , as we haven't seen them for a year!!! Roll on next Friday.

Well, my Sunday nights are now my own until September. No more Ice Hockey! It was the last home game on Sunday and a Testimonial game last night. Our Player/coach, Simon, is emigrating to Australia to play over there. It was a great night, with lots of OLD faces playing. We've just got the play off finals to go now, but they are both away games. Lets hope we can get some silverware for Simon.

Anyway that's all from me. Catch you all later

Thursday, 1 March 2007


Me and Daniel are huge Ice Hocley fans and support our local team. It was the league fina last night,against our local rivals - we had to win or draw to win the league!!

After a very exciting game, and lots of shouting, singing and chanting - WE LOST!!!!!

We were both gutted, although we had enjoyed the game and were proud of our team! I honestly thought Daniel was going to cry!!!!

Never mind - I suppose it's only a game!!!

Saturday, 24 February 2007

Man Flu!!!

Man Flu has hit the Wright household!!!

I joke, but Carl really isn't well!! he's been on 12 hour night shifts all week, so he's knackered, and then the Man Flu hit him!!! he's been in bed all day today with a raging temperature, but he got up earlier and looks abit better. but, when his cold and flu tablets wear off, he's back to square one!! Hopefully it won't last too long, and he won't pass it on to me or Daniel.

Managed to get a couple of cards made today, between shopping, baking and sorting out Daniel and his cousin, who came to stay. I decided I would have a go at Iris Folding, and I must admit I could be hooked. here's a couple of pix of the 2 cards I made.

Thursday, 22 February 2007

Half Term Hols

it's half term here in rainy North East this week, and I'm off for a couple of days with Daniel.

Today we went to the Blue Reef Aquarium, which was very interesting, (and very full aswell, coz I think the whole of the North East was there!!!)

We then went to a place called 'Paint Pots'. It's one of those places where you pick a blank plate, mug, etc, and paint it!! You then leave it there for them to glaze and fire it, and then you go back a few days later to pick it up. Daniel painted a mug, and I painted a small plant pot, which wil be used to store pens on my desk. It cost us a fortune, but was good fun and wasted a couple of hours.
I'll post some pix when we get the stuff back.

Staying in tomorrow, or maybe just a wander around the shops - Daniel did what he wanted today, my turn tomorrow!!!!!

Saturday, 17 February 2007

I got promoted today!!!

well sort of!!!

I was third in command on my section, but someone's leaving next week, which makes me second in command!!!!

My boss is hardly ever there as he has lots of other things to do - so guess who'll be in charge - starting from Monday!!!!!

last member of the family - Snowy!

This is Snowy, our dog.

We got her from the kennels in June when Carl changed his job. I'd never had a dog before and wasn't sure how I'd take to her - but wouldn't be without her now!!!

We think she's 3 and we're not sure of her history. She's very nervous around strangers and other dogs, but very loving when she knows you.

meet my family

here's my lovely husband, Carl and son, Daniel.

Carl and I have been married for almost 15 years, after meeting each other drunk outside a Chinese takeaway!!!

Daniel is our pride and joy. Especially after his bad start in life - he was born 10 weeks premature, weighing only 2lbs 11oz!!! As you can see now, he is fully recovered and no-one suspects the start he had.

Blogging at last!!!

thought about doing this Blog stuff for a while now, but never got round to it. So what better time to start than 12.44 am on a Saturday morning!!!!!

I'm not really a 'little dragon', and for all those of you that know me, you'll know where that comes from!! But, for those of you that don't, I'll let you know - I collect Pocket Dragons, just like this one. (he's called 'I smell chocolate', so he's very like me!!) Unfortunatley, the company that make these little cuties, don't any more!! so I'll be relying on old stock in shops and good old ebay!!