Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Goblin King Cough Cure

I'd planned on posting some recipes this week, but the plan has gone to pot. Fear not, I will share some news, photos and anything else I can think of...

First off, I have to give a quick mention to LandGirl1980, who should now be called Dr LandGirl1980 - I still had a bit of a cough, until I read her comment on David Bowie (my last post), I laughed so hard, then nothing... No cough - Cured. Thank You xx

My Christmas is going to be an odd one, it has not been cancelled, it has been extended. My Grandparents were due (today) to come over and stay in a gorgeous little cottage for the festive period, and of course, spend the big day with the family - They're snowed in, and had to cancel the trip.
My Brother was going to drive over on Christmas morning and spend a couple of days with us... He's also snowed in!
My Uncle was going to come over for the New Year... You guessed it, there's a lot of snow involved!
So what do you do when half your family cannot make it for Christmas Day? Why, you just celebrate it several times over the course of the next month! I'm not down about it, it's snow, what can you do?
I have a confession though, I'm rather looking forward to a small Christmas - Just 4 of us (including the cat), but we have everything we need: Home-made Whisky truffles... Oh, and each other!

So, the feastivities to one side for the moment... I have not only finished a fabulous (tooting my own horn here) bonnet - It is... warm. I wore it out the other day and had to loosen it, despite to freezing temperature!
I have also, finally, finished the elk scarf. I kept putting it down to concentrate on other projects, but last night, whilst watching Hound of the Baskervilles (terrifying stuff), I finished. It has tassles and everything!
I just have to take some photos... But I'm looking at all that white stuff outside and not really fancying it!

However, I do have photos: The main tree, 7 feet of faux eden pine, to be precise!

And, my bedroom tree, 3 feet of pink, shiney garish-ness

As you will see from my tree, I like to put everything on the tree. If it's still in the box, then why do you own it? The main tree, however, is actually quite.. tasteful. Though you may be able to tell, this isn't how I'd decorate it!

I should also mention, I have never known a man to put up a tree, no word of a lie. It sounds sexist, but this is true, and I was always told (thanks, Mama) that men couldn't work out how to put the screws in the base... Well, there must be something in the air, as I now have it confirmed that, yes indeed, men can perform this task, and well. Bruce has a tree up, beautifully decorated may I say, and I was told just yesterday that my Brother has got himself a tree! This is big news, his house, I'm told (I have yet to visit!) is tiny, and I won't mention all the clutter that dwarfed his last house! Ooops

I raise a glass of Whisky to all you tree-putter-uppers, don't leave any decorations in the box and you will have performed your task well. I feel like I'm presenting a Jedi award ceremony (I'll tell you about my awful Jedi-themed job interview one day)

I'm rambling on, I swear I haven't started drinking in the morning, it's just that typing is keeping me warm. I'll be back on Friday for sure, with some knitting themed photos

Until then, keep warm and feed the birds

Jenny xx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Q & A

Oh dear, I've been tagged by Tickety Boo Tupney and haven't yet done anything about it, but it's on my To-Do list, and I've got to get this ticked off, so here goes:

Why Did You Create The Blog?

Well, it was to share some events/adventures which had been planned out for the year, but due to illness/poor weather/lack of time etc, not much of that has happened. This is still the intention though, to share my outfits, knitting, sewing and adventures (a big one in the planning for next year!)

What Kind Of Blogs Do You Follow?

I follow blogs which capture my imagination, sometimes it's the outfit posts, sometimes the knitting skills, but generally, I'm wanting to read about knitting, sewing and vintage clothing

Favourite Make-Up Brand?

I love Bourjois, but it's a bit pricey, so I generally stick to "cheap 'n' cheerful" - 17 from Boots is my everyday brand for lipstick, eyeliner, mascara etc. My foundation is Bourjois though (how naughty am I?)

Favourite Clothing Brand?

Considering how much of my clothing is hand-made or vintage, I don't really keep up-to-date with modern brands. I do, however, love Primark - Be a snob if you will, but some of their items are fantastic... £8 for a basic thin jumper! I have about 6 of them, and they've lasted so well, money well spent

Your Indispensable makeup product?
My foundation, Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect. I can live without all other cosmetics, but a dab of foundation and I'm set to go
Your Favourite Colour?
Emerald green, but I love so many colours. Green is my everyday colour - Goes good with me eyes!
Your Perfume?
I use such strongly perfumed shampoo, it's a loosing battle to wear perfume on top, but I do love Ed Hardy Original, I swear it smells like Lilt... yum
Your Favourite Film?
I don't really have a favourite film now, but I do watch Confessions of a Shopaholic rather a lot, and do love Millions Like Us. I did love The Labyrinth when I was a wee thing, and that had nothing to do with David Bowie's rather snug ensemble!
What Country Would You Like To Visit, And Why?
Well, this is so tough, but I'd have to say that I'd love to see the United States, and have a few plans to visit. I dis, however, look into moving to Canada last year, but I was a few points short of a full visa...
To Be Chosen By Blogger...
This is also tough, but my question to myself is: Best Moment of Your Life?
Well, I'd have to say, it's probably kayaking on the West coast of Scotland. I've been there and done that many times, but it is simply fanastic and it never tires me. Doing my CBT was also amazing, apart from the instructor sneezing down the radio
Well me dearies, I think that's me done for the day. Now to pass this on...
I don't know how many bloggers this should be passed on to, I'll happily tag you all!
See you soon
Jenny xx
P.S. I'm feeling much better now, thank you for your messages

Monday, 13 December 2010

Face Ache

Oh dear, I seemed to have bounced back from the near-cold experience, only to awake this morning with an aching face! Seriously, my whole head hurts, my ears, throat, nose, even my poor old teeth! No simpathy, please, I just have to have a moan about it - 2000 was the year I can't remember, 2010 is the year I was ill... What will 2011 bring?

Anyway, my whinging over (for you it is, my family have to put up with this constantly!), I've sewn until the wee hours and I think all my Christmas orders are finished and in the shops. I have one more special order though, a pony brooch for my cousin's daughter.

Oh, and I think I've finally finished my Christmas shopping, I'm just waiting for some items in the post - Then Bob's your Mother's Brother, I'm done!
Just enough time to finish some knitting, and try and get some rest before the big day. I'm afraid to say I'm not looking forward to Christmas this year - Last year was the worst Christmas of my life, and that includes the two Christmases I ended up in the hospital! After last year I'd gladly spend the day with the cat, watching TV and eating a Pot Noodle... bliss

I sound awful, don't I? Enough moaning, I just realised it's under two weeks to go and I still haven't put up any decorations, tomorrow...

Before I forget, I was tagged (I'm such a bad girl) to take part in a Question & Answer post by Tuppy. I will be writing that this week, apologies for the delay, I've been thinking over my answers.

So off to knitting I go, see you mid-week

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Jenny xx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

I Love Your Blog - Award

Hello darlings, this will have to short, I'm going down with something (again!).

I have won another award! This is the "I Love Your Blog" award, courtesty of Sailing Over A Cardboard Sea - Thank you Ginger

The conditions of this award are:

1.Thank the person who gave you the award 

2.Copy the graphic of this award to your blog 

3.Pass on this award to 15 other blogs
Just as the last award, I'm not passing this on to 15 bloggers, but a select few...
Lady Cherry of Lady Cherry Loves
Land Girl of Land Girl 1980
Good Night all
Jenny xx