Monday, August 31, 2009


I'm feeling rather smug this weekend as I managed to get out of working Notting Hill Carnival,which as anyone in my job knows is practically impossible!Not even working double bubble today will get me to voluntarily do this if I can get out of it-standing around for 12 hours+on a concrete floor with people asking me what floats are where (how would I know as I never actually see anything of interest),how to get in/out/etc of stations,eating shit food-we dont get any jerk chicken/ackee and saltfish,which is gutting as I love Jamaican food and all-round general weariness from 'bad boys' or clueless out-of-towners-the sound systems are bone shakingly loud and even though we finally had earpieces fitted last year,they hurt your ears and you have to take them out to hear one of the above stupid Q's anyway.
Like I said I am smug and happy not to be working the damn thing!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

more little jobs finished...

I got my handy man to do these but at last they're done;

hang a Victorian door a lady on the next street gave me
wire up a new light in the kitchen
mend the architraving in the bathrooom

done and a bargain!

I have finished painting the living room.

car booting!

One of the things on the list I had to do before moving was to have a car boot sale to get rid of some of my accumulated junk,anyway I did one today after cramming my little car full-I made £107 after taking out the fee,I think I'll just give the left over stuff to charity as I'm not sure I can face doing it again.I got sunburnt as it was so hot,and hated not being able to wander round and look myself!
This is a photo I took,I was trying to get the man in the African pyjamas in to send to my friend for a joke!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I bought this dress tunic from H&M-I might cut it down a bit though.
I also got some pale grey skinnies from Primark,some tie dyed blue jeans (not sure about these on me-I think I'm too old!),a purple boyfriend cardigan and the usual hair bits and underwear,quite restrained I think!

gorgeous orchid-I have put this in my bathroom and it looks lovely with the pale blue walls-obviously I am still going to move but it makes the room look pretty.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

paint bodge

dont read this if you are a perfectionist-I glued the peeled off foot shaped patch of paint that peeled off my wall and then filled the ddges with filler and sanded it down and then painted over it and you can barely see it-see?bodging does work sometimes!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


I used to love it,now I hate it with a passion!I am painting my living room prior to putting the flat on the market as it hadn't been painted for ages and really needed freshening up and its hellish!
It makes it worse cos I have to keep moving the furniture round rather than having an empty room to just get on with.I normally get paint over everything but have only done this on one kitchen chair atm which is quite good going for me.I'm painting with white paint which is a mare to do until it dries too-now I just have the ceiling to paint,which I know I should have done first but I didnt.And I have to 'sort' (read:bodge)a patch of paint that peeled off the wall in the shape of a foot-so ignoring the advice of Dad,I have glued it back on and intend to paint over it rather than scrape it all off and start afresh-donkeys years of paint layers?no way!!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

RIP Princess Pashmina

I only knew you in the online world,but 24 is no age to die.

RIP Jenn.