Tuesday 29 January 2013
And one more book finished! The True Blood series in a favorite of mine both on the screen and paper. This is the first book, I've read it several times and still enjoy it. Only took me two evenings reading to plow through it. I've started work this morning on Book 2 in the series as I'm the first one up today. Breakfast and a book? I haven't done this in YEARS!
And finally the crafts - first this stunning Tree of Gondor jumper, I love the Celtic sleeve decoration. Wonder how many hours this would take?
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Sunday 27 January 2013
I've intended to make these for ages but could never quite be bothered. I'm so glad I did!
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I'm still waiting for 12 angry men to arrive, hopefully tomorrow. Number 8 is Schindler's List which I need to track down somewhere, I've asked on Facebook so fingers crossed I can borrow a copy from somewhere. And then it's onto the Lord of the Rings trilogy whoop whoop.
Watch this space for another post in the next half hour or so! I'm working on some Rainbow cakes (another item on my list) and they are almost cooked :)
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Friday 25 January 2013
So it's another day and another movie. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (5/250). And the first dud on the list in my opinion. I'm writing this before it's finished playing but I'm already tuned out. I don't feel drawn to any of the characters, or the storyline. It's just not happening for me, but hey if anyone asks me if I've ever seen it I can yes, but it wasn't my cup of tea. Oh well.
Next on the list is 12 angry men - I've never heard of it and had to track it down and order it off Ebay so while I'm waiting for it to turn up I will move on or I will loose all momentum. Number 7 is The Dark Knight. My hubby loves that film so he will be happy to watch it with me, hopefully he will make it more fun because I hate hate HATE the new batman films, I've seen all three with Hubby, at least most of all three films I tend to nap or wander off. So I don't think that will be a positive review post either lol.
In other news I have complete part 1 of a new bucketlist challenge. To read 100 books in 2013.
Is reading Mills and Boons cheating? They are pretty short and sweet, I tend to read one in a session so the numbers should rack up quickly on this challenge. I love a nice trashy romance.
If you have a kindle or a kindle program I recommend grabbing this one now as it's free. It's rather sweet (and sexy) but not OTT or in your face about it. I certainly fell rather in love with Silvio - definitely my sort of man.
If you read it , drop me a comment and let me know what you thought.
And finally a big thank you to all my followers! 72 of you are now happy to follow my posts and listen to me whitter on about this, that and the other. Every time I see that little number pop up I smile the biggest beaming grin you did ever see. I'm going to celebrate with Ben and Jerry on the sofa. (The other men in my life!)
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Thursday 24 January 2013
It's been far to long since I last watched this movie. I love the humour, the characters, the clever storyline, the sneaky references to it's sister movie Reservoir Dogs, everything! I would have chosen this to be number one instead of The Shawshank Redemption any day. But alas it is not my personal list I am watching lol
Pulp fiction being such an iconic movie I thought I'd try another craft hunt on Google. Here what I found.
I'm quite tempted to have a go at making my own, perhaps our family surname made by writing our first names? Or one to create this movie challenge?
Tin seaside postcard plaque - 99p - PDSA
Beware the germs if you enter my house at the moment. Me and the two littles are all cuddled on the sofa sniffing and coughing, OH is at the shop doing just the same poor thing. We all started feeling "off" yesterday but today it's hit full force.
Funky Hat - 99p - PDSADD showing off her new hat, here she is ready to go home after helping in Daddy's shop for the day. Today she is cuddled up under the quilt by my feet , watching Toy Story 3 and looking rather sad and poorly. I'm hoping she will be over the worst of it by tomorrow and can go to Pre-school.
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Monday 21 January 2013
Today I've spent the morning pottering around the house and trying to a very tired DD from having tantrums. I've also squeezed in The Godfather part 2 (3/250). I couldn't believe it when I realised it's on two discs! And to be fair it is pretty epic but I definitely didn't feel it was anywhere near the first film. And looking at some of other films on the list, there are films I would rate higher but never mind. This is an adventure and it can't all be wondrous can it!
While having my lunch I popped in a search for The Godfather craft, just to see what people had been inspired to create from the film. I found these.... a cuddly horses head pillow for snugging. But at $45 plus postage it isn't cheap so naturally I looked for a frugal versions.
And finally here are one of the headbands and matching bracelet I made last night. I ended up making one set for DD and a headband for Baby D. I used the free wool from a learn to knit magazine I picked up the other day.
Here is Baby D modelling hers. Tres Cute wouldn't you say?
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Sunday 20 January 2013
I'd forgotten so many bits from this film, and I really enjoyed re watching it and falling in love with Red all over again. Morgan Freeman is an amazing actor, though I can't ever watch anything without thinking of him playing God in Bruce Almighty.
So that film one of 250 completed! 249 left to go. Numbers 2&3 is The Godfather part 1 and part 2 - so I need to hook out our box set and get started on that in the next day or so.
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Isn't it turning horrible out there. The snow is now that grey slippy sludge stuff that sets hard like concrete. It's not pretty, it's not fun and it's not going away. The worst part of the snow is definitely upon us. Ho hum.
To entertain myself I have found a wonderful website called Bucketlist where you can make your own bucket list from many many thousands of ideas from the achievable to the bizarre to the completely unobtainable (walk on the moon anyone?)
I've tried to make mine a nice mixture of short term and long term goals. And I love the idea of being able to track my achievements, so on a bad day and could look at my completed items list for a pep up. So here is my current list;
- See a Cirque de Soleil show
- Get my portrait painted by a street artist
- Go to Anne Frank's house
- Watch the top IMDB 250 and/or AFI top 100 movies
- Be part of a flash mob
- Solve a rubix cube
- Get down to 9 stone 7
- Have a conversation with a homeless person
- Watch a foreign language film in a cinema
- Stay in a themed room in a Hotel
- See a live Mula Mula
- Travel to Italy
- See Northern Lights
- Go to Austrailia
- Go to Egypt and see the Pyramids
- See Les Miserable live
- See the Phantom of the Opera live
- ❀ ғιɴd α ғoυr leαғ clover
- See the Mona Lisa
- See the book of Kells
- Compliment a stranger
- Make homemade ice cream
- Visit The Louvre
- THROW A COIN IN THE TREVI FOUNTAIN
- Choose 10 countries and watch a movie from each of them
- Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
- Have a plant named Robert Plant
- Make my own Piñata
- Backpack Europe
- Pay for a child's Cleft lip surgery
- Visit Four Corners
- Read 100 books in 2013
- Send a message in a bottle
- Read The Lord of The Rings Series
- Finish the whole Supernatural series
- Ride a tandem bicycle
- Perform 5 random acts of kindness
- Ride an Elephant
- Taste truffles
- Finish an entire coloring book
- Go to a book signing
- Wear a bikini (with a sarong)
- Explore Sydney Harbour
I'm starting my movie and book marathon today. Film one is "The Shawshank Redemption" and I need to finish "Life of Pi".
Do you have a bucket list?
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Friday 18 January 2013
Welcome to my Grow your Blog post. Pull up a chair and get some knitting out and I will whitter on about me and mine for a little while.
I really enjoy knitting and crochet, but have no luck with sewing beyond tiny cross stitch projects and running stitch. I am usually making something, at the moment its a fair isle bag. I photoed it a post or two ago you may be able to have a peek if you fancy.
I love investigating anything that can make me a little more self sufficient and it's my dream to do the whole River Cottage thing. The first few series type though before he got all silly and turned it into a brand.
By the way Hubby is often referred to as Child 3! And I swear sometimes he is one giving me the biggest hassle.
Hubby tried a few hours in the shop but didn't see a single soul the whole time, so just took care of the online sales and came on home. I really admire him for trudging there and back in the snow. It's been lovely having some extra chill out time together though.
Thank you for popping in to see me and what I'm up to. I can't wait to visit everyone!
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Thursday 17 January 2013
Blinis - 10p x 10 Mousse trio - 69p Organic Milk 19p x 4
Tomato pasta 29p x 2 - Birthday Cake - 1x £2.25
So the world and his wife tells me that tomorrow we will be snowed in tomorrow. A few of the oldies at my knitting group tutted and said "it'll never happen, it never does",A few scare mongers on my facebook seem to think we will be cannibalizing each other by tea time to survive lol. But either way I have stocked up on the necessary just in case. Plenty of milk and bread in the fridge. And lots of lovely birthday cake!
The tops and shorts were just 50p for all three! Baby D will be quite the fashionista come summer.
I have a Vindaloo cooking to warm me up, so I shall wish all good luck in surviving "The great snow of 2013"
Tuesday 15 January 2013
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Friday 11 January 2013
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Thursday 10 January 2013
The latest instalment of the game is released in March and I'm already getting excited. I will be a wreck by the time it's released. lol
I picked up some soup cheap yesterday in Waitrose on the way home so that might help my sore throat. I still sound like a drag queen, which is not something I'm best pleased about.
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Tuesday 8 January 2013
On the way home we popped into Waitrose and stocked up on twiglet tubs for 85p each, a lovely bottle of Jersey milk for 22p and 2 packs of pancakes for 25p each. Just perfect for supper.
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Monday 7 January 2013
I really enjoy nerdy crafts like this, so keep your eyes peeled for more bits headed this way. I need to hunt down ideas for a geeky window display I can do.
Yesterday afternoon I blitzed the girls bedroom of toys, clothes and general stuff. I have a small mountain of black sacks to chuck in a local charity shop. I'm just waiting for my dad to pop round with the car and help me transport them in return for a coffee and a biscuit. He's so good to me.
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Saturday 5 January 2013
Xbox 360 area.
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