Monday, December 31, 2007

absent friends

over the course of 2007 I have lost 2 friends.I dont mean they are dead or anything,just gone!

Friend number 1 I blogged about in June,she knows she's done wrong though,cos for a girl who never backs down ,she has sent me a few texts and picture messages of her daughter and a Christmas card,I didn't send her one back,partly because I was a slacker on the card front this year,sending them out on the 22nd and partly cos I couldn't see the point?I did send her little girl a birthday card in October though cos that was different.But where do you draw the line with friends taking the piss,I like her but I cant be friends with her 'till she apologises-which will be when hell freezes over I suspect!

Friend number 2 is a girl I met whilst applying for the police way back when.We instantly hit it off,and had been such good friends,getting our offical training school pics done together,clubbing together,slagged off men together,got drunk together,stayed around each others flats.All until she met a nice bloke after tonnes of shit heads,now I havent seen her for 18 months,and that last time I saw her was only cos she wanted me to go to a concert with her.After all I have done for her,she does the classic of dumping me when things got serious with him (not that I've ever met him),she sent me a text before Christmas saying 'hello one and all.just wanted to wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year.I got an early xmas present and mr x has asked me to marry him and now we are officially engaged.there'll be a party in the new year and I'll be in touch with the date.hope everyone is well,love ex-friend'.I am pissed off with her,all the time I had a BF I hardly saw cos of his job and I never once let her down to see him,always went to expensive clubs with her cos thats what she wanted to do,even though I'm not much of a clubber myself,took her out for a brilliant birthday treat and generally was a good mate to her.Then she asks for my address to send a card to I guess,but whats the point?Send me an engagement card to make yourself look popular when you have your party,never mind the fact that I needed a friend over the last year!I cant even slag her off by saying she's not a nice person cos she is.

Monday, December 24, 2007

weekly round up

where does the time go?I haven't had a chance to post all week what with work and crimbo drinks and all that,so it'll have to be a round-up like I always do when I haven't bothered for awhile!

1.had a foot chase at work on Saturday,only to find myself on my own in a rough shopping centre having lost sight of my colleague attracting the attention of the local 'young people',this is about the point when I discovered my emergency button DOESNT BLOODY WORK!All I could hear because of a 'technicality' with my radio was the bloody operators chatting away not giving a shit that they had lost radio contact with us.Morons.

2.I have bought some really nice bits from Primark-I have to say I dont only shop here,but it gives me an instant rush cos I usually buy a fair few pieces which would cost £150 elsewhere!This trip I bought,a sheer black blouse with pussy bow.a waistcoat with tie neck,skinny jeans,wide leg jeans.I also got a black drapey jersey top from Oasis,then saw virtually the same one for about £3 in Primark,I decided to keep it though cos the Oasis one was nicer and I also got some black patent t-bar strap flat shoes from Topshop,which I think I might have to Ebay cos I think they are a bit too small on me!Gutted.I will post some pics but my photo thingy is playing up.

3.I am having a quiet crimbo this year on my own,which seems to be a big problem for other people-I havent got much time off so I want to chill out and relax,not drive up the M1 or have to be pleasant to aunts and uncles or have to do what someone else wants to,so its just me and my cats (yes I am Bridget Jones without the big saggy knickers!)and some nice food and wine and a warm house.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

think Sarah Beeny here...........

this is the house I have bought to let,it needs some redecorating but I am trying to do only what is necessary a la The Beeny!

this is the dining room which is being repainted to get rid of the god awful wallpaper,the carpet might stay for the time being as its ok quality-the light fitting is being changed as well to lighten the room up cos its darker than it looks in the pic.

the kitchen-awful dirty room,I am tiling the walls,replacing the floor with vinyl tiles,might be replacing the worktops but apart from painting the walls I am leaving it the way it was-with a smaller fridge.Oh,I might push the boat out and buy a shade!

the main bedroom-stripping the cheap nasty wallpaper,repainting and putting up a curtain pole-again,might have to leave the carpet for the time as I am skint now!

the hallway-dark horrible carpet needs replacing and the walls could do with a coat of paint and new shades.

the second bedroom-needs a new carpet,but its ok other than that,I will probably just paint the walls and put up a blind or curtain pole.

the bathroom,its being repainted,re-tiled and all the naff fixtures have been taken down and new stainless steel ones put back up (straight!)-I am also going to put up a new blind and a mirror and replace the taps with bargain ones off Ebay.

Now all I have to do is rent it out,which is the scary part incase no-one wants to at the price I want to let it for,oh I forgot to take a pic of the garden which isnt too bad,it has a shed and a little patio which could be quite nice in the summer.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


its been raining hard all day so I havent been out the door even though I need to get food shopping done-I hate doing it online so it has to be in real life.I didnt get out of bed till 10 am this morning which is a massive lie in for me,I never used to be able to sleep after 8 am but I seem to be getting better at it.I had a row with someone at work yesterday which upset me,well it was more him taking the piss out of me then getting the arse when I said 'thanks for that X',he was swearing and shouting at me-I've never seen him like that before,how wrong can you get someone eh?Hopefully I can get out of that place as its going from bad to worse,is it so hard to get on with each other?I have applied for a specialist role which I have a decent chance of getting but I know loads of people who are also applying including my new partner in crime fighting who is not as good as me but is more popular and can talk about football (which seems to be a criterior* for getting on in this job).its so weird at work how some people can totally get you and like you and how others are automatically against you for no real reason,I've not had this before in a job,theres been bitchiness but considering I have always worked with other women and gay men,I had no idea straight boys were so spiteful and bitchy about everything!

All of this is giving me the major urge to do something naughty or wild,anything for a change ,work is important to me cos I spend so much time there and although there are colleagues I get on well with and have a laugh with (Burnley and whistling teeth anyone?)I really miss working with people who I really like and can have a stomach aching laugh with,and talk about things I'm interested in.

* not sure if this is actually a word or if I just made it up.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


how beautiful are these babies?Can I walk in them,can I afford them?No to both of those but I still want them.

Monday, December 03, 2007


I love this programme,for 2 reasons-I love to nosey around other peoples homes and because I love the flashy 'dream come true-ness' of it it all.I have seen some truly awful things on there and some really 'wow,I want that' things!
My dream crib would be a converted barn or ancient house,with a modern interior whilst maintaining some original quirky features.The living room would be fitted with the state of the art tv,sound system (throughout all rooms) and open fireplace,it would have a massive crystal chandelier as a centre-piece,enormous modern (yet comfy) corner sofa and antique coffee table on a wildly expensive rug.The walls would be hung with my favourite art pieces and photographs.
The kitchen would be very modern with lots of stainless steel,a huge double oven,pizza oven (!) all appliances and space for a sofa and bookshelves full of cookery books.I'd have an antique wooden kitchen table with Starck Ghost chairs in clear around it,I would hang art on the walls and buy an American super-fridge stacked full of fresh food and a wine cellar.
The bedrooms would be a mix of modern and antique with luxurious curtains and beautiful rugs and I'd have my childhood ream of a dressing room with properly fitted hanging rails full of all my clothes,and shelves with everything neatly folded.
The bathroom would have an antique bath with a freestanding modern tap and a tv in the wall,and a mirror with lights all around like you see in theatres.
I might also have a study with my pc (one that doesnt keep breaking!)lots of books,posters and lots of mess as I dont think I could be neat and tidy overnight!

The garden of my fantasy house would be full of architectural plants and modern garden furniture and beautifully lit at night and I'd have a secret garden which is another childhood fantasy after reading the book of the same name!I'd have a little summerhouse too and a pond with fish and ducks and grow my own vegetables in a kitchen garden.

Oh and I'd have a pet monkey,some piglets and lots of cats and dogs.