Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Good for the soul

In case you hadn't already kinda guessed I LOVE music, I can't think of a genre that I could say I don't like at all it just depends on mood and emotions at the time or attatched to the particular tune or song.
This song I was recently told to listen to by a good friend of mine, I now can't stop listening to it, anytime of day or night, no matter what my mood it makes me stop and listen to it, I love the different tempos and emotions it makes me feel whenever I listen and I seem to hear something different everytime.

I know this was from a film but I'm sure I've heard it before, and pretty sure I've not seen the film.... anyone know if its been used in anything else? advert maybe?

Monday, 29 March 2010

Busy weekend....

I have had a great weekend! On saturday I was taken out for the day to Winchester for a surprise day out... what I didn't realise was that one of my very best friends who lives more than 250 miles away had driven down to surprise me, we had a great day out, was so good to see him and catch up,it had been a long 18 months. :)

We'd also been on a shopping trip to Southampton the week before for my mums birthday, that was a great day too! I'm being spoilt :)
While we were out we stopped for a drink and my daughter wanted hot chocolate, the girl at the counter asked if cream and marshmallows were wanted - knowing my daughter I said yes... this is what she got!! (Wow)

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Lazy Saturday :)

After a majorly long day yesterday shopping with my mum on her birthday I am today having a very lazy/relaxing day :)
I got myself some different clothes (For me) yesterday, trackie type trousers and a hooded top, I feel very young today in them lol, finally got some black nail varnish too, been wanting some of that for ages - I painted my nails a while ago and love them! :)

I keep listening to a song by JLS at the moment (far from the boy band loving stage of my life but like who/what I like because of the song/words or whatever, don't ever not like something without listening just because of who its by!) I love the video too, its kinda simple though the effects are really clever, you can see it here or via my favourites page

Hope you have a good weekend! :) x

Monday, 15 March 2010

Massive clear out!

Spring must be in the air, I am having a massive clearout of old stuff at the moment. Have already taken in 6 large bags to charity shops and after sorting out my wardrobe today I have 8 (yes 8) carrier bag fulls to give in, I was fed up of looking at an overly full wardrobe and thinking I have nothing to wear! So anything that was passed its best or didn't make me feel nice wearing it, has gone!
Its kinda pointless moving things out the way that i'll never use, so out it all goes! :)
Anyway I now have to finish putting everything that is staying back into my now quite empty wardrobe! :) x

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mothers Day

Today has been (is) Mothering Sunday in the UK. I have had a really lovely and busy day, I was woken by my 2 first thing this morning with tea and toast in bed, handmade cards and a handmade flower (pic to follow) from my daughter. I couldn't of asked or wanted for more, I don't need expensive 'things' to show me they love me, just to be remembered is more than enough. Its been a nice day here and overall the mildest (ha still FREEZING) so far, so I did a load of clearing up in the garden, and creosoted the fence :)

I hope everyone has had a nice day :)

My partner played me this song a while ago now when I was feeling a bit down... is rather fitting for Mothers Day too.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Useful and fun!

I went shopping last week and spotted these pencils while I was out - I think I've mentioned my painful  hands before and these are perfect to help me, the 'curly' looking bit is made of foam..making the pencils larger and therefore easier for me to hold! :)
Now I don't know if its just me but for some reason other than them being extremely useful for me I find these pencils pleasing to look at! (Am I mad? lol)

I know this pic is quite dark but I quite like the mood of it :)

Now all I have to do is get drawing with them!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Didn't have to wait...

..my parents were in town today and picked my glasses up early for me (thank you! x) so I am now sat here blogging, without rubbing my eye, straining it AND I can see the screen (and everything else) SO much clearer! I am thrilled with them :)

I have a new current fave song that I love! I have added it to my youtube page but thought i'd put it here too, I love everything the song, the sound of it, the words and the video - Speak & Spell!!

Friday, 5 March 2010


Ok I know I shouldn't wish my life away but I am desperate for it to be monday now! Never have I wanted a weekend out of the way so quickly! Monday morning I collect my glasses and can finally get on with various tasks and hobbies that i've stopped for a while knowing my eyes weren't quite right.

I've had a really croaky throat for the last few days, lost my voice completely for a while yesterday morning (some others were happy about that I think lol), today it is getting better though; I am more confident that my voice will hold for a whole sentence!

I have been searching for quotes and stuff (I love anything like that) and have found a few that have made me smile/think:

A friend is one who believes when you have ceased to believe in yourself : Unknown

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words : Unknown

Happiness is a direction, not a place : Sydney J. Harris

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for an answer : Unknown

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen

Before I keep going and going with quotes i'll stop for now, will post some more another time though :)

Things that make you smile are important x

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Change of view

After being pushed (persuaded) to go to the opticians yesterday I finally had my eyes tested and discovered I do need glasses for close work (inc laptop, tv etc). I pick them up next week, its going to be weird I had kinda guessed that I would need glasses; my left eye has felt tired for a long time now so it wasn't really a shock and i'm not at all bothered by the idea of wearing them, its just gonna be odd/different I guess. I had no real idea of styles etc but as soon as I saw the ones i'm getting it 'had' to be them :)

I have just added another video to my favourites on youtube - yet another favourite scene from a fave movie :)

I cannot believe its march already! Outside still looks so wintry and i'm still cold most of the time (that could just be me though lol). Hopefully will have something bright and spring like to post about here soon :)