Friday, 28 October 2011

Practice Your Evil Laugh!

This was quite difficult to do with a sore throat and annoying tickly cough!

There was much laughter today (Boss is on site) and I did get the opportunity to unintentionally laugh in an evil way at one of Boss's predicaments!

The costume's all sorted, decorations are ready to go up and the pumpkin is ready to be carved (this does cause me slight feelings of trepidation!) so I'm confident that, regardless of whether I'm up to scratch with my evil laugh, the Halloween celebrations will be a success!

Watch this space!


Thursday, 27 October 2011

Go Wild Day!

Go Wild Day happened to coincide with Kevin and Ray's visit for pasta bolognese (yes, despite the fact that everytime we've arranged this (a few times since Christmas lat year!) one of us gets ill and we have to reschedule, we finally got around to it!)

The meal went very well (I am ocassionally capable of being a domestic goddess!) and we drank a very appropriate bottle of red wine under the current circumstances, which caused much amusement, and had indoor sparklers!

Ray went wild and fell asleep on the sofa (at times the snoring did sound a little like some sort of wild animal!) but I've been banned from publishing the photo I took!


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Love Your Slippers, They Are Your Friends!

Not always they're not!

I have 4 pairs of slippers, they're graded for warmth so I work my way up as winter progresses!

However, most of the time I don't bother to wear slippers - largely because they make me fall down the stairs!  On the three occassions I've fallen down the stairs in the 20 months since I moved into my flat I've always been wearing slippers.  You see, you might think it's safe to assume that they're called slippers because you can 'slip' them on your feet - I prefer to think that they're called slippers because they can make you 'slip'.

I have to admit that I'm struggling to apply the same logic to shoes which also seem to have a nasty habit of making me fall!


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Big Breakfast Saturday!

Rooting around in the freezer produced some sausages (and I didn't mind at all that they were spicy chilli ones!) and bacon, I already had eggs and the budget just about stretched to a tomato and some mushrooms - which made a big enough breakfast under the circumstances!


Monday, 24 October 2011

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!


I was out of my comfort zone the moment I left the house this morning (Friday) - I'm full of cold and feeling very sorry for myself!

Luckily Elaine (what a star!) gave me a lift home at lunchtime so I got right back in my comfort zone - in my PJ's, on the sofa, under the duvet, Cannonball Run, chicken soup, lucozade and an assortment of drugs!


Friday, 21 October 2011

Feed Some Ducks Day!

Ok, we have occassionally had sheep in the car park, there are always plenty of crows about, I once saw a woodpecker in the tree outside my office window and I've had a close encounter with a fox outside the portacabin. 

DUCKS?  Are you kidding?!

It did make me think of the toy duck I recently took to The Antiques Roadshow - the 'expert' said it was the scariest thing he'd ever seen.  I think he was one of the scariest things I've ever seen!


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Anally Tidy Day!


I am actually very tidy, don't get me wrong - I can make a mess, I just can't live in it for very long!

Anyone who's seen my very thorough Excel To Do List and financial spreadsheets will know that I'm anally tIdy about organising these things if nothing else!


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Do Something You've Never Done Before Day!


Ok, I decided not to plan this one but to just let the day unfold in front of me and see what occured!

I've never before..............................

1) Held twins
2) Been called Boss by my Boss
3) Been given permission to post on a certain work related website (work related matter I hasten to add - not Today Is Going To Be The Best Day Ever related matter!)
4) Received the gift of a bottle of wine in the office (a thank you for the earrings!)


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Give a Present For No Reason Day!

I did this without even realising that it was a day!

On sorting through all my 'crap' in the spare room the other day I came across a pair of Swarovski earrings which had been bought for me as a gift and which I'd never worn (they'd bought the wrong ones!) so I thought I'd stick them on ebay.

Then last week I happened to notice that someone at work has the matching bracelet so I thought I'd pass them on to her instead - she was chuffed, it's one less thing for me to put on ebay and I'd rather they went to someone who already had the matching item, so everyone's happy!!


Friday, 14 October 2011

Crunch in the Leaves!

I've done this one every day this month on the way to and from work - I have to admit that I do love this time of year and do take a guilty pleasure from waiting until there are no cars in sight and then jumping and kicking about in all the leaves.  I do sometimes wonder whether anyone's actually taken the trouble to sweep them all up into the piles that I plough through on a daily basis.............but never enough to stop me doing it!


Thursday, 13 October 2011

Making Waves Wednesday!

Does it count in the bath? Or that I almost needed to swim to work this morning?!

I think this is another one that needs to be included with 'Paddle in the Sea' and 'Sand Between my Toes' - at this rate I'll need a week at the seaside!

Ooooh, ooooh, oooh, we could have 'Sand Sculpture Day', 'Eating Food That You Should Only Ever Eat With Your Eyes Closed Day', 'Playing 2p Slot Machine Things Until Your Fingers Turn Black Day'............. the possibilities are endless!


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Blow Bubbles Day!

Ooops, I think this may have been one of the days that I'd moved and I somehow forgot to remove the original from my diary!

So, here we go again!

More bubbles in the office, my office carpet seems to have some sort of anti-bubble coating as they all burst on contact yet they sit for ages on the floor in other offices!  I'm starting to wonder whether Boss has requested some sort of wipe-clean coating on my carpet - in case of accidents!  No, I don't mean that kind of accident!


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tell Someone You Like What They Did With Their Hair!


Ok, I had a plan for this one, I really did!

Initially I was planning to wake up and tell Bernie, John, Pops and Olive that I was liking what they'd done with their hair..........however, due to car problems, I was unable to join them for the weekend.

Not to worry, I had a back-up plan - Ray was getting his hair cut on Friday and as I knew in advance exactly what it would look like on Sunday I had planned to text him to let him know that I liked what he'd done with his hair!  Unfortunately I totally forgot all about it!

I myself do regularly suffer from bad 'bed-head' though and wake up (it's rare but it does occassionally happen) and, on glancing at myself  in the mirror, am reminded of that advert (I can't remember what it's for) where some sort of yeti type thing drags some poor sod out of bed and bounces them around by their feet in the middle of the night.  It's no wonder I wake up tired every morning if that's what's going on every night!


Monday, 10 October 2011

Flirt to the Maximum Day!

There wasn't too much opportunity for this one during the day - breaking down on the way to Preston pretty much put paid to that!

I more than made up for it in the evening though whilst having a few glasses of 'pop' in town - it's possible though that the least said about it the better ;-)


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Sand Between My Toes Day!

Despite the fact that my office is kitted out 'Hawaii Style' (and I regularly wander around barefoot) there wasn't a grain of sand in sight!

I actually can't remember the last time I went to the seaside - I think next year I need to combine 'Paddle in the Sea' and 'Sand Between My Toes Day' and get myself there!


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Another Magic Monday and Duvet Day II

Ooops, I took my eye off the ball again!

I realised last night (Monday) that these two had slipped under the radar and I'd neglected to plan anything for the 'day' - who in their right mind schedules a duvet day for a Monday (this is acceptable ONLY if you've thought to book the day off work - which can only happen if you've remembered about it!)

Anyway, as I realised that it was Another Magic Monday and Duvet Day II I just happened to be lying in bed under the duvet reading The Magician's Gambit...................

Nice save!


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Paddle in the Sea Day!

As there's no sea in walking distance of me I wasn't able to go paddling I'm afraid!

I was, however, knee deep and wading in spare room crap - I don't think that really counts though!

Given the fact that it was so beautiful outside it does seem criminal that I spent the day ensconced upstairs but I've got to the stage where I'm so peed off at myself for putting it off for so long that, having made the decision to sort it this weekend, I just had to do it!


Monday, 3 October 2011

Hotter than Hawaii Day!

Someone said to me that over the next few days it was going to be hotter than Hawaii and it struck a chord so..........welcome to Hotter Than Hawaii Day!

I just happened to have a collection of tropical 'stuff' (the majority of which was kindly donated by Broadie!) to decorate the office with (I'd been planning to recreate Jamaica in my front room for someone at some point but it's no longer required for that purpose so I thought I might as well get some use out of it!) so I stayed behind on Thursday and transformed the place!

I couldn't take enough photos to do it justice so here's my first attempt at putting a video on here..........

I even made a grass skirt out of a table decoration, provided leis and played hawaiian music, Debbie made Banana cake and Elaine made cocktails (non-alcoholic of course!)!

Happy days!