Friday, 28 December 2007
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Check out your Christmas 'elf-name' on the link below:
my elf-name is CHEERFUL ANGEL-PANTS!!!
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Sunday, 9 December 2007
Friday, 7 December 2007
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
Monday, 5 November 2007
A few weeks ago, we decided to go to Alnwick Castle. It was a nice day out and here are a few pix:
A major feature of the Gardens, is 'The Grand Cascade'. Here is are a couple of photos:
Thursday, 23 August 2007
Friday, 17 August 2007
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
Sunday, 13 May 2007
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
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!!
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
Tuesday, 3 April 2007
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
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
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
Thursday, 22 February 2007
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
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.
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.