Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Still snowing!

That was a shocker eh? Not!!

Anyway I think we've covered the whole snow thing before so I'll move on to something else more interesting.

Now while it's like this outside.

My back garden and yes the bottom of the slide is indeed buried in snow.

And your front and back door are about as effective as this.

An idea may be to take this...

and this...

And make this...

The jury is still out as to the colours but to be honest beggars can't be choosers. I bought the curtains many many moons ago and had made some bags out of the red pair so it was just a case of cobbling together what I had left to make them long enough. Yes I know they're too long at the bottom but that is because the draught at the bottom of the door is vicious.

So they may not be the best curtains in the world but for just now they're the best I've got. :D

How's everyone else baring up in the cold?

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Snow Days

Now I live in Scotland so snow is not unusual but to be honest snow in November is. We don't tend to get this much, this early.

We've had snow since Tuesday, I see the rest of the country is starting to catch up and snow has even landed right down at the bottom of the UK.

Are we entering the start of the new Ice Age? Some theorists seem to think we're due one so who knows!

View of back garden with no flash

These are a few pics from my back door and front door this evening. Thank god I went shopping today so I don't have to go trudging through it to the local shop for a wee while.

Footprints courtesy of the Monster after he decided to brave it to go for a much needed pee.

View from the front door. Pretty isn't it?

Wherever you are stay safe and warm. x

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Queen of Procrastination

Do you remember me posting about working in my pals shop in May? And I knitted something up that a certain someone thought was a cover for their gin bottle? :)

Well I finally sewed it together today. Yes that's right 6 months later.

Big one is very pleased as now she can stop wrapping the hotty botty up in a towel. Bad Mother Award to me.
But I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, I'm thinking of adding some embellishments. Maybe even knocking up a few more and seeing if I can sell them.....maybe.

So what else did I do today. Well I wrapped up warm and took myself off to the charity shop. I don't know if you've seen the news but my part of the world is a bit white at the moment.

This was the garden just before the huge flakes started coming down again. The smalls were very disappointed this morning when I phoned the school snow closure line (yes we have things like that in Scotland) and only the kids who took the bus in from surrounding villages were off. They are hoping the snow keeps falling and their school gets closed tomorrow. LOL

Anyway I toddled off to the charity shop as I've not been down there for a while and look what i found.

The cutest snail. Yes I know I have odd tastes in my knick knacks, what with hands, heads, mushrooms and the like. But look at that face.

Right off to make a hot drink, it's blinking cold tonight isn't it?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Calling all Cath Kidston lovers

While I'm not a fan of her stuff myself I am a fan of my friends and I happen to know that a lot of you are CK mad.

So thought you might like to know about this.

Cath Kidston 15% off - TODAY ONLY
To get the discount, simply enter the code XMCD at the checkout. Sadly, the code isn't valid on sale items, the Vintage line, Marie Curie Christmas cards or gift vouchers.

Be quick is a one day only offer ;)


Monday, 22 November 2010

Just a few observations...

If it's your first concert please either take an adult with you or at least someone who is strong enough to keep you safe in the pit. I spent some time at the gig looking after someone else's child (a very small 16 year old) who had got seperated from her friends and was getting further and further way from them.

Mini skirts and very very high heels
have no place at a gig. Maybe they do at a JLS, The Saturdays or Peter Andre show but definately not at a gig which involves serious moshing. You may have no intention of entering the pit but you're still going to get mighty uncomfortable.

The Pit
* You will get pushed, shoved and squashed more than you ever have in your entire life. this is normal deal with it. DO NOT take it out on the people right next to you, they are not the one's pushing you on purpose they are being pushed just the same as you are. DO NOT jab your elbows or kick at these people, they will get annoyed with you and if while you may be lucky and have me standing next to you who only growls and looks menacing next time you might be stood next to the person who jabs, kicks or worse punches you back. It happens so don't be too shocked the next person isn't so peaceful.
* Pit etiquette dictates that if those around you are falling you help them, then they will return the favour when it happens to you.
* You will sweat more than you would in any sauna - please be wise, take a bottle of water with you. They will try to pass water out but it's very rare that it will ever get to you.
* Speaking about sweat, you will go home awash in not only your own sweat but every person that comes into contact with you in the pit. There is no point moaning. You come, you sweat, you go home, you shower.
* If you find yourself behind someone who is taller than you do not moan, bitch and whine about it.
* Firstly they have paid exactly the same amount of money as you and it's not their fault if you didn't get there early enough to ensure you got near the front.
* Secondly if you hadn't of been so rude and obnoxious they may have let you stand infront of them. Your bullying tactics may work for you at school but trust me in the pit you're on your own.
* Do not take a handbag that is the size of a small suitcase in the pit with you, it will get trapped between bodies, you will spend too much time trying to pull it back towards you and people will get fed up of getting banged by your ridiculous appendage.
* Wear sensible clothes that is mostly a tshirt, your clothes will get as pulled about as much as you, buttons pop off, loose things get pulled off. Yes it's hot but you don't want to get THAT friendly in the pit.

* Getting so drunk you can barely stand before the gig is pretty much a total waste of money. Exactly how much of the gig do you think you're going to remember with your head down the toilet? The fact I know you're underage as well hmmm enough said.
* Alcohol may make you feel more confident but apparently it also plays it's own soundtrack in your head and makes you dance when there is absolutely no music to dance to. Yes that's you mature lady with the very sober boyfriend, trust me love it wasn't a good look and I've been some pretty bad looks myself. ;)

The End of the Night
Do ensure everyone knows where you're supposed to meet up if you get seperated or if you're not planning on staying together all night. Wandering around on your own, exhausted and worried because you don't know where anyone is, is no fun.

Mobile phones
Marvellous technology, brilliant for that one in a lifetime chance of getting a photo but a sea of them up in the air is bloody annoying. Take the picture then put the bloody thing back in your pocket...please! Plus it will save your battery so you can find you friends at the end of the night - BONUS!

Aahhh that feels better.
Right the concert was fantastic, Paramore totally rock! Hayley has THE most amazing voice! She bounces around the stage like a lunatic and her voice stays pitch perfect, never falters or wavers, god I can't even go over a bump in the car and my voice wobbles. The guys in the band were equally amazing, loving the drummer!!!
They put on an amazing show, love their fans and and and and well lets just say when they come back over I'll be buying another ticket. :)

I woke up Sunday feeling like I'd had my body swapped for a very old lady, everything ached, even bits of me that I didn't know I'd used ached. Worth it though and I'm doing it all again on the 3rd Dec when me and big one are off to see Thirty Seconds To Mars.

This is the lead singer...

Mr Jared Leto. Yum Yum. Actually, I'm starting to see a few similarities in the fellas I like. LOL

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Tonight Matthew

I'm going to be.....

Well actually I'm just going to be myself but I'm going to be the Taz that forgets she's a 40 year old Mother of two and instead be the music mad teenager Taz that likes jumping around to really really loud music at gigs.

Big one and I are off to see Paramore tonight. Well you have to show these young one's how it's done!!!

No doubt tomorrow I will be sore, knackered and feeling 40 plus a few decades. LOL

Friday, 19 November 2010

Sometimes something speaks to you

Katy Perry - Firework

Listen to the words and by the end of the song you should feel like shouting how bloody fab you are.

Because you know what? You ARE!!!!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Is it just me or....

does this look a bit rude?

I can't decide if it looks like some form of IUD, an alien lifeform or something that a lady would attach to her bloke at nap time if you get my drift ;)

It's actually a handbag light for your handbag, for those times when your bag is so deep and dark you can't find your keys at the bottom of it. John Lewis' £5 just in case you fancied one. Or wanted to freak someone out when they took it out of their Xmas stocking. ;)

I need to get out more don't I?

Friday, 12 November 2010

There appears to be something in my cup

Or if you're feeling a bit more traditional

Or as a special time of year is coming how about these?

But let's not forget the true meaning of Christmas (if that's you're bag...bag! Geddit! LOL)

All available from Donkey Products

Honestly I'm not obsessed with tea even though this is my second post about tea bags this month. I'm actually a big coffee drinker.

I just couldn't resist sharing these with you.

Friday, 5 November 2010


I haven't Ing'd for ages.

watching... Walk on the Wild Side It has my in tears of laughter.

listening to... Paramore and Thirty Seconds To Mars in preparation to going to both concerts very soon. :)

eating... too much.

shooting... myself in the foot.

buying... Winter clothes for the smalls.

selling... lots if I could pluck up the courage to actually list something on the bay of E.

gossiping... no gossiping here. But there may be some gossip after my girls night out ;)

completing... cleaning out all the plug holes - oh the glamour of my life.

wondering... how I can find more hours in the day.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

A nice cup of char

Last night I went a bit crazy and ordered myself some of my favourite tea. I ended up spending over £22 but in fairness that's a whole lot of tea and will keep me going for ages
Teapigs make some lovely lovely blends. Yes they are a bit pricey compared to your Tetley or P G Tips but I think I'm worth it. ;)

Thanks to Martin Lewis' moneysaving expert website I found a code for a discount so that saved me a some money, now do you think I need some new cups to drink my teapig tea out of?


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Tunisia Part 2

So this was the view from our room. Nice sunset eh?

Coming back to the room in the afternoon was quite exciting as we'd get presents.

While we were at the Sousse Medina we came across a wee cafe place that had a museum attached, it was a lovely wee place. The following photos are from the ground level bit, tomorrow I'll take you underground. ;)

A certain someone told me these needed a post of their own. ;)

A bit of home crafting

Two traditional Tunisian wedding outfits. Look a bit scratchy to me but very detailed.

And apparently this is what a 'poor' Tunisian woman would wear back in the day. Not bad for slumming it, better than joggers and Uggs eh? LOL

Thanks for all your comments about my lousy nights sleep, I can happily report that last night I slept like a baby, one with a full belly and not one that wakes up every two hours screaming. ;)

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Dog tired

Last night I just could not get to sleep.
I tried every trick.
1. I wrote down all the things that were running through my head that I needed to do today.

No luck!

Then I tried...

2. Starting with your toes imagine every part of you relaxing and sinking into the bed.


So then I tried a new one I read about where you're supposed to re-run through you entire day and at some point you will drift off to sleep.

Once I got to the point where I was re-running getting ready for bed and lying there it was obvious it wasn't working, I was running out of day!.

I watched the clock pass every hour until it got to 5am and I was about to literally call it a night and give up and get up.
It was then that my brain finally decided to give in and I zonked out until my alarm very rudely went off at 7am. 2 hours sleep! I was so NOT feeling the love for my alarm clock this morning.

This is now me trying to stay awake because of course tonight would be the one and only night when there is actually something worth watching on the goggle box!!!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Tunisia Part 1

The food was delicious.