Still here

28 01 2008

And in response to Jen’s comment, still shopping.  Just got Universal and Islands of Adventure to go plus more  shopping.

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Just checking in

23 01 2008

Well we are a few days into our holiday and we have already done Magic Kingdom, MGM Studios and Sea World.  We have also been to a Super Target which was pretty much the best thing ever.  Well it was very good anyway.  The weather has been pretty good after a bit of a shakey start.  We still have lots to do including Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, a hockey game and a shed load of more shopping.  I am already exhausted!!





Bag are packed

16 01 2008

It’s all very exciting.  Well I am sure it is meant to be.  Right now it is a little fraught as we try to pack, remembering all our essentials (iPod, laptop, SatNav, chargers, clothes, toiletries, books, sudoku).

I cannot believe we will be in Orlando this time tomorrow fighting over bedrooms!! This is where we are staying.

I am sure I will be dropping by as the house has wireless and I will have my aforementioned macbook. Bye for now!





New look for a new year

12 01 2008

I am trying a new look.  Not sure about it yet – I may well change it again.  And I most probably will change the header but for now, enjoy the picture I took on a motorway near LA in May last year.  I am not really saying I have a quick wit but I am willing to put money on the fact that I have a quicker wit than the person that has this plate.

I have lots to do before I go away – OU assignment, housework, packing, work and painting my toenails.  So naturally I am messing about with my blog.





YES I read Dooce

8 01 2008

And so do you probably.  But on the off chance you don’t read Dooce, you may have missed this.  And believe me, you shouldn’t.  It’s about bacon.  Mmmmm, baaaaccccoooonnn.





9 days to go!!!

7 01 2008

And I am not ashamed to say I am giddy as a school-girl.





Reading round-up

6 01 2008

I have just re-done my reading list page for the new year (books read last year are still listed) and I noticed a couple of books on which I didn’t comment so I thought I would put that right.

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. I must admit now that I am a bit of a Bryson fan. I was really keen to read this book because I hate not knowing things and there is a hell of a lot about the world that I don’t know. Bryson was able to break down complex theories in a way that made me want to read on and on. He told the stories behind the men of science that made the all-important discoveries. In short, I loved it. I just wish I could remember all the very interesting facts that he shared. I suppose I need to read it again for it all to sink in. My poor little mind cannot cope with such big ideas as ‘what is an atom made of’.

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. In my quest to read all the great children’s literature I missed (as well as revisiting the stuff I did read and love), I read this much-loved book. Initially, I felt it was a tiny bit of a let-down (probably am now going to hell for suggesting this), especially after my enjoyment of Anne of Green Gables. I did enjoy it though and I could imagine falling in love with these characters if I were 20 years younger. The BBC adaptation shown on Boxing Day, though, made me appreciate the book even more and after a rather luke-warm initial impression, I was pretty put out by the poetic license exercised by the screenwriters of the BBC. A manufactured romance in the form of a widowed Mr Simpson and some important speeches being given to the wrong characters meant that I felt quite protective towards Streatfeild’s book. Such a shame because the casting of the three girls and Sylvia was pretty spot on.