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|Sunday, October 8th, 2006|
Hmmm - tagged to provide 6 facts about me....
1) I was born 8 weeks prematurely weighing only 2 pounds! Just look at me now (she said quickly before anyone else can!)
2) I hate bridges - driving over the Queen Elizabeth bridge over the Thames I am always tempted to shut my eyes - not a good move when behind the wheel!
3) I'm a great Richard III fan - he was a great Yorkist and King, not a murderer
4) I'm a dentistphobe - I nearly had to leave Finding Nemo when it went into a dentist surgery!
5) I'm going to be a Granny...aaargh
6) I love the theatre, especially musical theatre - if I wasn't a physio I would love to be a stage-manager
There - 6 facts - probably no surprises especially to those who know me well! Like Ellie, I'd just like to hear other people's facts without specifically tagging. Current Mood: mellow
|Monday, October 2nd, 2006|
Just about recovered enough from the experience of seeing "Wicked" last week to be able to talk coherently about it! It was amazing!!! Idina Menzel was absolutely unbelievable, and I don't think I have ever seen an audience so involved - every time she set foot on the stage there was cheering, and when she and Glinda took their curtain call, the entire audience stood up and screamed! There were several teenagers from our local youth theatre group in our party and they were completely blown away by the whole thing - they were all practically incapable of coherent speech for about half an hour after the show ended - which is saying something for that lot! The whole show was just so brilliant we have got to go again, preferably before New Year, as thats when Idina Menzel finishes. Current Mood: excited
|Wednesday, August 9th, 2006|
Hmmm...which delicious men shall I put on my list?
Film men - in no particular order
1. Aramis (Man in the Iron Mask)
2. Alejandro (Mask of Zorro)
3. Aragorn (All of the trilogy but especially RotK)
4. Sundance (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid)
5. Clint Eastwood (can't remember character's name) (Play Misty for Me)
Television Men - again in no particular order
1. Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek Next Generation)
2. Hawkeye Pearce (Mash)
3. Sawyer (Lost)
5. Manolito Montoya (High Chapparal) Current Mood: cold
|Saturday, July 29th, 2006|
Having just been chastised by my daughter for not updating often enough, I thought I'd better do as I was told! (a rare occurence indeed!) Going up to Yorkshire (well actually Lincolnshire but via Yorkshire) for my nephew's wedding on Friday. I bought a dress for the do ages ago, but the more I look at it the less it says wedding, though everyone else seems to like it. So today I bought another one! Unfortunately I also had to buy a jacket and a new pair of shoes as well (pink you will be pleased to hear Rachel) Almost had a heart attack though - there was a sale on so the clothes were all a bit muddled up, but I didn't check that the dress I had picked up was actually the size it said it was on the hanger - so when I tried it on and it went nowhere near me I was devastated and crying "I can't have put that much weight on!" Fortunately on closer inspection it was 2 sizes too small!
Looking forward to seeing the new flat - I shall expect muffins! - provided cooking doesn't make you feel too sick. Oh God - I'm going to be a grandmother..... Current Mood: anxious
|Thursday, June 15th, 2006|
Finally got my assignment result - I PASSED!!! - and more than that - I GOT A FIRST!!! Since it was my first proper academic essay I am quite chuffed, to say the least (in the high and far off times when I got my degree, we didn't do the whole academic referencing and not being able to have an original idea without backing it up thing) Almost the best part is that I got more than the other girl who did the same course the time before me, who is so up herself it isn't true! *gloats*
|Monday, May 22nd, 2006|
I think the dance you may be alluding to is called Strip the willow Crick!I have this vague memory of whirling through that at one point late in the evening - after many wines! The whole masked ball thing was so cool - having my photo taken many times would normally freak me out, but with the mask on it was ok! Everyone seemed to have a great time - even Ellie who was poorly - and being able to check on Eurovision was great - GO FINLAND! Everyone looked spectacular - I look forward to seeing photos cos mine were only so-so as the battery was dying. Must go to bed now - I have to be sensible at work tomorrow - I totally failed today! Current Mood: sleepy
|Thursday, May 11th, 2006|
Erm...I scored as Nanny Ogg - but if I'd answered the tie break the other way I would have been Capt Carrot! I'm not sure I like either option too much - but I guess Nanny ogg is fun!! Current Mood: amused
|Wednesday, May 10th, 2006|
Slightly spooky - i scored as Arwen like Ellie, though I couldn't work out how to make it come up on my page. There is obviously an elf gene in the family!
Just been to pick up rachel from the train in Bournemouth - she is now an engaged lady! her ring is really pretty, but I find it hard to think she will be getting married at some point in the not too distant future! Current Mood: tired
|Sunday, April 30th, 2006|
Memo to self - do not use self-tanning moisturiser late in the evening in a bid to save time in the morning before a day out,after consuming large amounts of wine. It is counterproductive! I spent some considerable time with body scrub, bath puff, sandpaper, bleach (well ok, not sandpaper and bleach, but you get the picture!), followed by a complete revision of the day's wardrobe! Trust me, it wasn't a good look!!!
On the plus side, the day has been fun. It's Dorchester Festival and the Quangle Wangle Choir were leading a workshop this morning, then we sang for the workshop participants, who all seemed to enjoy it muchly. We then walked up to the local hospital cos one of the mainstays of the choir, Cathy, has been in for a while. She's well enough to walk about, but not to go home. She was hoping they would let her come down into town to do the workshop, but the powers that be said it would be too much for her. She was very sad cos she's missed 2 concerts as well, so we went up to sing with her at the hospital instead. There were quite a lot of people listening, as we sang outside rather than in the ward, and they all seemed to enjoy it - as someone said, everyone smiles when the Quangles sing. It was lovely to see her, but she didn't look that well - hope she gets better soon - we miss her. Current Mood: happy
|Saturday, April 15th, 2006|
Feeling tired, but quite good today. WOW (youth musical theatre group) have just finished a six-show run of Summer Holiday at Weymouth pavilion. I am the wardrobe mistress, so usually frantically busy with costumes, but this year I have been doing a section of a BSc at Bournemouth, so said I couldn't do the costumes this time. I love being involved with the production side of the show, so I always take show week off work, and help with getting the set in, lighting etc. Sadly, the guy who has always stage-managed the whole thing is getting older (nearly 70)and knows he is getting forgetful, so he was relying on me to keep things on track to quite a large extent, remembering to preset certain things, and do bits of fiddly scene changing. Unfortunately, because I have been wardrobe mistress all the time the current members of the company have been there, they were all expecting me to be the fount of all knowledge and help them with all their problems, quick changes (of which there were many!), lost props and things generally. Consequently I spent the time feeling like a platespinner trying to keep all the plates spinning and terrified of forgetting something vital, or letting one of the kids down. It was physically tiring as the sets were big and awkward to move as fast as necessary, and mentally exhausting as I was trying to keep track of so many things simultaneously. Its a relief to know that I got through it all without any huge glitches. I didn't offer to help with sorting out the costumes afterwards, as they have had all the fun of buying and sorting out all the stuff beforehand, and I don't see why I should be expected to do the boring, horrendous part of sorting it all out and washing and packing it all away! Sounds mean and a bit petty I know, but I still have my 5000 word uni assignment to finish!
In a way, I would love to be asked to gradually take on the stagemanager's job from John, but I know it won't happen because I am female, and WOW is a bit oldfashioned over that sort of thing. It's stupid though, because the guy they have asked to take over the job was there for the show, but not taking any real interest in all the background work that needs to be done - he was just happy to do what John or I asked him as required - in fact all the backstage crew acted like I was John's deputy! Even the professional stage crew at the pav treated me like I knew what I was doing. They even included me in the stagecrew lunch out at the pub - walking into Wetherspoons accompanied by 7 men (mostly young and relatively hunky!) was one of the high points of the week for this 50+ lady! The show itself was great, and the kids did brilliantly, so it was all worth it in the end, even if I do feel as though I have been run over by a truck today! Current Mood: tired
|Thursday, February 16th, 2006|
Since i failed so miserably at filling in the form I will just tell you my guilts -
Food - proper yorkshire fish & chips - its the batter... and the fish...*drools*
Audio-visual - Corrie - its my Grandma's fault, she made me watch it at an impressionable age!
Literature - Susan Cooper dark is rising books - I know its a children's series, but sooo good
Music - John Denver, grandma's feather bed - it's just fun!
Celeb - Jeremy Irons - After Man in the Iron Mask, need I say more?! Current Mood: lazy
|Wednesday, February 15th, 2006|
|I was tagged
*Sobs* I tried to fill it in- really I did- but I couldn't get it to come up on the main page - it just kept disappearing! Add to that i haven't got 5 LJ friends who haven't already done it and the whole thing was a bit ofa disaster really... but I tried! Current Mood: crushed
|Saturday, December 3rd, 2005|
I have a laptop of my own!!!! All I have to do now is fight(sorry, that should read negotiate!) with the other 2 over who is using the internet so I can actually update without resorting to physical violence! We are on our own this week as rachel has gone to stay with granny - meeting Dave figures largely on her agenda - i hope he is an ok guy and doesn't hurt her.I know not everyone on the net is a wierdo - I mean look at the lj community - but i still worry.
Can't get into the Christmas thing at the moment - tried doing some shopping today but failed miserably except for some lego for my 7-year old great nephew. he likes HP so got a set of that- it's the graveyard at the end of GoF with lots of spooky gravestones and weird looking stuff - hope it doesn't freak him out!
Have to go to bed soon - been out for a meal so feeling rather full, and john is snoring in the other chair! Current Mood: full
|Sunday, October 16th, 2005|
|Lack of posts
I feel really bad - I haven't been checking lj and all this bad stuff has been happening!! Obviously I knew about Rach cos I was here to swear at the swine and mop up the tears, but I could have been doing more virtual mopping and swearing. Mind you in this house, trying to get near the computer with the other two locked in a perpetual fight over access is a nightmare! (I suspect Jen has the same problem!)The only reason I can do this today is cos Rach is at work and John is off playing trains somewhere.
Its good to have Ellie and the others back after TWH - I'm a mother - I panic in case bad stuff happens! It sounds as if a good time was had by all though I'm not sure I understand it all...Spiceracks??? Perhaps its better I don't know!
I finally got my pay banding and guess what - it was lower than I hoped - no surprise there then. It could be worse but I do get fed up with feeling undervalued (along with the rest of NHS employees!)
I promise to try and do better with my posts - honest lol xx Current Mood: guilty
|Tuesday, September 27th, 2005|
I should be filling out lots of boring bits of paper about measurements for costumes for hire but I'm BORED! - hence the logging on to the computer and getting sidetracked, but I shall be so dead if I don't get the paperwork done! I've also got to do a Mum's taxi run to the dance school - so it's not really worth starting the paperwork...is it?... Had a busy day achieving not a lot at work and feeling quite tired and fed up - wishing I could help with the costumes for America but not really able to....and STILL don't know what I'm going to be paid as of the end of this week!
Sorry to moan - just feeling that way out I suppose, but really glad to know you have got access at home at last - just don't spend all night on the thing!!! Current Mood: bored
|Thursday, July 28th, 2005|
|The maize maze
Just been looking at the other posts about the maize maze and I have to protest about being called the DIM ONE!! Anyway Pippin wasn't dim, just enthusiastic and slightly out of control...Hmmm *thinks* that does sound a bit like me...Ho-hum. Apart from that the whole maze thing was really cool, as was the frisbee golf - I came second!
On the tattoo front (or back in my case) it hurt a lot at the time, but now it just itches!! I'm sure it will be worth it in the end. I have now achieved all three things i set myself when I turned 50 - got my hair coloured, been to Glastonbury & got a tattoo...*bites lip* what do I do now? any suggestion? (preferably acievable, legal & physically possible!) Current Mood: itchy!
|Friday, July 15th, 2005|
Am supposed to have gone to bed already cos we will be late tomorrow, but Harry Potter is due out in 25 mins - and I can't get it as we are nowhere near a shop (and I should be in bed!) - and I'm going to see Michael Stipe tomorrow!!! How am I going to sleep?!? Current Mood: excited
|Thursday, July 14th, 2005|
This is my very first post, and I feel quite nervous! It's a bit odd thinking that what I'm writing could be read by lots of different people - I know that's the whole idea but its a bit difficult to get your head round it.
Not a good day at work - we have some very poorly people at the moment which is never good, and then there's the problem of waiting for our notification to arrive to tell us how much we are going to be paid (or not as the case may be!) In some ways I don't care whether the news is good or bad, I just wish I knew - the suspense is killing me!
The good news of course is that I'm going to see R.E.M. on Saturday in Hyde Park *swoons* - hopefully I'll have some good things to post after that.... Current Mood: anxious