Saturday, 23 April 2011

St. Georges Day

St. Paddys Day saw my whole town, shops and pubs, covered in green and shamrocks, posters and bunting everywhere. I've seen 1 yes only 1 St. Georges Day poster up. And not a single shop is selling flags or posters. The bunting I found was in a store room in a shop, covered in dust, they hadn't bothered putting any out. Is nobody proud to be English anymore ? Or are they too busy with royal wedding crap ?! That would be the wedding of RICH people that's costing the public over 2 million pounds for security. The royals who have no idea what goes on in the real world. ENGLAND, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

New job nerves

New job starts tomorrow. Nerves are starting. I did the induction day on Saturday which was better than I expected. I've had to alter my uniform trousers, they were 5 inches too long. Being short sucks ! I'm not likely to grow now either, I'll be 40 this year. Groan. I'm really struggling with this getting old thing. I must get lots of weight off before my birthday or else I will be even more depressed. Hopefully the new job will help get the weight off ! My 30daysofbiking has stalled, due to me spending almost a week in bed with a real stinker of a cold. I'm really gutted about this. But I'm almost better so I will get on with the rest of the challenge as soon as I can. I really wanted to complete this ! The cold has knocked me on my arse. So I'm sure when I finally get back on my lovely bike I will be saddlesore !

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Wow I am ill :( been stuck in bed for coming up 5 days now. I have a real stinker of a cold. Haven't been out on my bike since Sunday, I'm sure I will have forgotten how to ride again ! I signed up for 30daysofbiking and then boom! I get this cold and I haven't the energy to even leave the house. Had a lovely Sunday morning picnic in the park with my wonderful son and my bf. They played footy and I pootled about on my bike, taking pictures of trees n things. Spring is springing. Been looking round my garden and have realised more plants survived the winter than I previously thought. So yes I've been snapping away there too ! Also discovered an iPhone app called instagram. It's bloody brilliant. And re-discovered twitter, was following the Tweed Run tweets last week, I would love to do something like that. I keep poring over blogs like the various cycle chic ones. There's nothing like that here in the north east, no cycling culture at all in fact. It's a shame, only a month with my gorgeous pashley poppy and I am obsessed ! But now I want everyone else to be like that too lol. Anyway, here's a few pics!

Done with a filter in instagram, this is the dragon guardian who looks after my plants.

Another instagram shot of unknown plant in my garden.

Picnic in the park !

How typically English ! My vintage bike propped against a tree in the park while we have a yummy picnic.