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Thursday, 28 June 2007

"Mulled Wine ..."

With Abbey comming up we had the good ole Mulled Wine making evening...

I don't remember it being this messy either. ingrediants:

  1. 6 bottles merlot (cheap)

  2. 6 oranges juice of 3 peel of 6

  3. 12 cinnamon sticks

  4. 36 cloves

  5. 3 cups of brandy

  6. a little patience

and you have hot steaming mulled wine.

NOW the tricky part. (apparantly)

Getting said Mulled Wine into bottles without putting in all over Sarah's stove and floor.

(see above for example of how NOT to do this...)

Well much fun and mess and tasting later we have 7 bottles of yummy strong mulled wine for Abbey.

Monday, 25 June 2007

"we've all been a' shopping.."

Sooooo rude of me, but i chased him out of bed at 9:10am... and we ran down to Westfield shops.

"So much to do. So little time."

I was very good and actually spent money. (Better get used to this in Europe.)

I bought the following:

  1. Walking Shoes, funky

  2. Hair dye, very bright orange (will post photo when it dries)

  3. Ipod, on sale

  4. B'day pressie, for papa's 50th

  5. Breakfast, fattening

  6. Dress, also funky

  7. Leggings, black for under said funky dress, also very cool

  8. leggings, beige, don't like and am returning tomorrow

  9. Make up case, totally the most awsome thing ever created

Oh and i got my eyebrows done....

Came home had a nana nap, went over to parents and got mama to dye my hair. very bright orange!!!

Anyone wanna see the photo of the boy's face when he comes home from work and finds me with orange hair :-)

Edit: Here is a photo taken at about midnight, after i had been to bed, but Chris made me get back up again...

It is brighter than in the photos as it is midnight and not really quite dry yet.

Over work... Over packing... have been Over at Parents...

Well i finished work on Friday, Thank "Insert Chosen Deity here!"

Spent all day watching movies and really that was all i was fit for...truly... Some of the kiddies were actually sad to see their tyrannical, slightly mad teacher leave. Even though in the middle of one of the movies i ran out and ran back in about 5 mins later squealing very loudly... "Secret mission to the office complete i stole my badge.." Then preceded to jump back into my chair and continue watching the movie.

Student quote: "Miss, has anyone ever told you that stealing from the office is bad, and rushing into the classroom like that is just weird.."

Teacher voice.... "Do you want to be suspended on your last day of school!!!!!"

student said: "Hot boots miss!!!!"

Mildy amusing day... Though i am very glad that it is all over and i can concentrate on the mission of getting out of here. Especially as the other person who shares this flat (not pointing any fingers at anyone in particular) is hopeless at any form of organisation what - so - ever.

So on saturday morning we went down to his parents place for dinner. His mum and i polished off an entire bottle of champagne. Now Trisha will know exactly how this pans out. (I'm not a good champagne drinker..) Cadbury girl, that is me, glass and a half and i'm out!!

Great dinner!

Next day we drove back up to see My parents...

before finaly getting home again.


yeah right.....

Thursday, 21 June 2007

"speaking about travelling.." Try this little one out

You HAVE to read this OUT LOUD to get the full effect.

A book for Obsolete Children

Why Computers Sometimes Crash! by Dr. Seuss.
(Read this to yourself aloud - it's great!)

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus
interrupted at a very last resort, and the access of the memory makes
floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, and your data
corrupted cause the index doesn't hash, then your situation's hopeless
your system's gonna crash!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house, says
network is connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want
tunnel to another protocol, that's repeatedly rejected by the printer
the hall......

And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of
so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse; then you may as
reboot and go out with a bang, 'cuz sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's

When the copy on your floppy's getting sloppy in the disk,
the macro code instructions is causing unnecessary risk, then you'll
to flash the memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM, and then quickly
off the computer and be sure to tell your Mom!

Well, that certainly clears things up for me. How about

Thank you, Bill Gates, for bringing all this into our

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

And we are going to a cold climate...

We have been so so so cold the past few days...

It was 8 degrees when i got up this morning. Now this is quite acceptable to some people. Not me however, i have been frozen all day. we are inside at night with the oven and oil heater on. we are both wearing jackets, scarves, hats, blankets, gloves and grumbling rather a bit...

I hate to think what a northern English winter will do for us..

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Places to go and see...


Certainly on my list of places to go.

I have always been interested in War History. Even as a small child my favorite novels were always centered around war stories. "Number the Stars" "Kiss the Dust" ...

I guess Auschwitz is probably one of the most tragic sites of "modern" warefare. Not just the number of deaths but in the methods.

I was shocked to find that so many of my grade 12 students had no knowledge of this place and the events that happened. Many of my Grade 9 students had no knowledge of even who Hitler was! I just find that totally disgraceful. I know History isn't such a fashionable subject these days, but surely major historical events should be remembered.

"Those who cannot remember the past are comdemned to repeat it .. "

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Nearly time to go...

Under a month to go. Still have the Medieval Festival to do before we go... So much to do...so little time.

Monday, 11 June 2007

"I Just can't wait to get outta this place.."

Really can't wait to get out of here now. This time next month i will be well on my way. Probably kicking my heals at KL airport most likely.

This is what we are leaving behind :-)

This is what we will be going to...

see you there...

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Europe here we come..

Those of you who know, know that i am very excited at the moment. AS WE ARE GOING TO EUROPE for a whole 6 months. It was a very rush decision made over dinner that well kind of grew on me very fast. When else in our near future are we going to get the opportunity to pack up stick and just move to another country. The point is we won't really ever have the time nor the money in the comming years for a holiday so the end result - Europe in exactly one month today!!!

one month today.

scary though considering the amount of packing that i shall have to do. not to mention all the normal stuff involved with getting out of a house and job...