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.