Thursday, 27 August 2009

I'm gonna get me some sparkely pants!

My lovely friend has a brand spanking new blog which showcases her beautiful talents. Go and look at it!

If you are anything like me then you will be incredibly jealous from the get-go for two reasons:

1) She is BYOOTIFUL (she definitely deserves the caps), she has the figure I always wanted but never had.


2) She is super creative and uber talented. I mean making your own clothes? Skilled.

But it is all ok as I am going to see her in September and hopefully by then she will have made me something fab (I'm hoping for jewelled knickers).

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

6 Quirks of Me

1. I love plucking my eyebrows. Very therapeutic and painful. Yum.

2. I don't like to let the microwave time run out more than once. If I'm reheating something, I will stand by the microwave until the timer gets down to 00:01, take the food out to stir it, then hit 'Add minute' to start the microwave again. If I'm reheating more than one dish, I do the same thing . . . and I challenge myself to go do something else - turn the TV off, for instance - and still make it back in time to beat the beep.

3. My greatest fears are beavers. Seriously, they petrify me. I saw a stuffed one in The Manchester Museum while I was a uni and I swear to you it was hours before my heart rate returned to normal.

4. I am the hungriest after I eat. Because I am a total and complete addict, the pleasure waves that roll through my brain while I'm eating something tasty just make me crave more. I have a much easier time not eating at all than trying to hold myself to one serving of something I like, which means, basically, that I have to diet hungry.

5. Speaking of eating, I prefer to eat all baked goods in their unbaked form. Seriously, I've never met a dough or batter I didn't like. Cookie dough, cake batter, brownie batter, bread dough, biscuit dough, scone dough, pancake batter, muffin batter and so on.

6. I love to sing along with songs I know, turn the volume all the way down in the middle of the song, continue singing for thirty seconds or so, and then turn the volume back up to see if I'm still in time.

I'm awesome. I know x

Friday, 14 August 2009


On the downside, I had to quit one of my favourite websites today.

On the plus side? I randomly remembered how my friends and I used to say LYMI (love you mean it) to each other. LYMI!

On the downside, I am super, super tired.

On the plus side? Tomorrow is Saturday and I can sleep in!

On the downside, I have lots of silly, busy work to do.

On the plus side? I've had chicken goujons for dinner TWICE this week.

On the downside, autumn is coming. I will have to start getting out my jumpers.

On the plus side? Autumn is coming! This means the fair, Halloween, Bonfire Night and nearly Christmas!

On the downside, I cut all my long nails off for no reason.

On the plus side? Now I can paint them bright colours without it looking like I have scary talons!

On the downside, there is bugger all on TV tonight.

On the plus side? S is taking me out to dinner at a yummy restaurant instead. I'm having the carbonara.

On the downside, yesterday was hard.

On the plus side? Yesterday is over.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009



I am feeling unusually cheerful today, it may have something to do with it being nearly home time... perhaps. Although when I get home I do have to finish tidying out my spare room which I foolishly began last night, honestly, S and I have three large plastic boxes full of wires. Literally. Where have they come from? Do we need these wires? Who knows! I also found 6 copies of the Guinness Book of Records, parts of an extra large hula hoop and a pregnant Barbie doll.

Casa di Livy = Full of crap.

I thought I'd do a brief recap of the weekend. We both had Friday off and went home to la casa di mis madres to cut the MASSIVE hedges. They were heeeeouge. And unfortunately very full of brambles and holly. In the process of this we broke two separate hedge cutters, fixed one and then found the other wasn't broken to start with. We were rewarded for our seven hours of gardening with both cheese and chocolate fondue AND champagne.

Unfortunately, due to the champagne I decided to confuse the two fondues and foolishly dipped a marshmallow into the cheese. Disturbingly, it was quite nice. What is up with that?

The rest of the weekend, using the excuse that seven hours of hedge cutting is the equivalent of running a marathon, I ate LOTS. Here is a summary:

  • Tomato soup with lots of white bread, buttered on both side - how decadent?
  • BBQ (comprising of coleslaw, chicken, cheesey nachos, minuscule piece of lettuce, bread roll, potato salad and around 497 sausages)
  • Chips
  • Noodles with cheese
  • More bread
  • Pasta with peas, bacon and double cream
  • Garlic bread
  • Toffee Crisp
  • Exactly three wine gums (strawberry, orange and lime - three fruit portions right there)

I was going to be good again and eat super healthily again but now they have started doing chips in the canteen at work and unfortunately some chicken goujons need eating tonight.

I may be 40 stone when you next see me but you'll still love me right? Right....?

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


I have just been told about a woman who has called her twins (first is girl, second is boy):

TreCole Alivyiah and Tridger Kaegrin


Is it just me who sees the girl's name as treacle? As in the gooey stuff you get in a tart? Can you imagine going through life being called TreCole and Tridger?

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

It's like a giant hug

Last night, inspired by the musical episode of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and bored with my current hairstyle, I stupidly mused outloud that maybe I should grow an afro since I already have massive, unruly hair and that 'fros are quite cool on girls.

S looked at me and said,

'I think afros look best if you have a small head, so on you not so much.'