And on the 6th day, God created Manchester

13 05 2008

I have not been very chatty lately, mainly due to the fact that I have been über-busy and also I have an essay to write, due Friday (dun-dun DUUUN).

I fully intend to write about all the cool stuff we have been up to (2 weddings, a Christening, an anniversary, a 60th birthday celebration to give you some idea) but right now I should be working on my essay so no dice.  Well, actually, since it is the middle of the day, I should be working so I am off to do that now and will catch you all later.  In the meantime, during a trip to my favourite city, Manchester, after a family funeral (oh yes, I have been to one of those too), my parents and I were walking back to the car in the city centre after having colelcted the will from the solicitors and Dad noticed this unassuming little pub. 

It was where Mum and Dad first got together, some 40 years ago.  28th June will be their 39th wedding anniversary.

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Wheeee!

12 05 2008

Home Alone

According to the email that was sent to me with this clip, these people were always finding water all over their pool deck and furniture every time they came home after being away for a few hours.

They thought the neighborhood kids were waiting for them to leave and then using the pool. However, they could never catch them doing it.  So they set up their video camera and left. This is what they found out!





Champions!

11 05 2008





Getting dressed the normal way can be dull

10 05 2008

So naturally, the obvious thing to do is jazz it up a bit. For kicks.





Blunder!

7 05 2008

Totally stolen from Jester, this made me laugh today.





How times have changed

3 05 2008

Today is our 5th wedding anniversary.  I can’t believe it has already been five years – time flies when you’re having fun, I suppose!  Here’s a couple of photos from our big day:

You will have to excuse the quality – our wedding was pre-widespread digital photography use!! Can you believe that?!  Our official wedding photos were digital but we weren’t given digital copies, so these are scans of ones taken by friends or captures from our wedding DVD.

My cousin very kindly sent me some marital advice, which as someone about to get married herself, I hope she heeds (click for a larger view):





List Updated

2 05 2008
  • Finish shopping for anniversary present/card/paper etc for Ricardo – it is 5 years on Saturday
  • Sort out Dad’s present – his 60th is on Saturday also! ARGH must do this tonight!
  • Clean the house.  It is a complete hole.
  • Sort out my craft corner – it is out of hand and no crafting is getting done there.
  • Study, study and more study.  I have to catch up on the reading and start writing my last essay.  I have a day school on 10th May (first one I am attending – I thought it was about time).
  • Work on my new website
  • Tackle the laundry / ironing mountain
  • Pick up dry cleaning ready for the wedding on Sunday (we have had A LOT on lately)
  • Buy some food for us to eat – our cupboards are pretty bare (and a bit grimey… need to clean house pronto)
  • Watch my stories – Gossip Girl, American Idol done, still got Bones and ER to watch
  • So basically I have done the bare minimum.  Oh crap.