Sunday, 28 November 2010

The One Ad I Can't Wait For Every Christmas

I do believe I get as excited as the children in this ad, each and every year, when I first see it on TV. It is even better if Mr B and I are together and if not we always remark to each other when we have first seen it!

Mr B has had to stay in Brum during the production week of Cinderella and couldn't wait to tell me that on the way in to work, by bus, there is a giant hoarding with the trucks on and the lights are illuminated! How cool is that? I think he may've taken a photo - will have to chase that up!

Z xx

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Christmas Joy

Look at this!

All this could be yours in time for the holiday season!!
Joy, (see what I did there with the title?), from All Made Up, has put together this amazing collection of goodies, for one lucky winner. At the time of writing there are already over 700 entries, but still definitely worth a punt, don't you think? It is open until the 1st December.
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Thank you for your supportive comments below. I do think a lot of people suffer when the clocks go back and it seems to be dark most of the time. Plus, this year the weather has been pretty vile too.
My GP suggested putting up my meds a while back, but then I pulled out of it on my own, so I am sure I will this time too. On top of everything else I've clicked into thinking about my dad, who passed away years ago. But he died on the 27 November, three days before his 75th birthday...I don't mean to think about him, but then it just pops into my head, and I go, 'ah, yes, it's that time of year again'. And it seems to have rushed in with a vengeance this year!
Oh, The Mind, what a curious thing to behold, eh?
As Coco Rose suggested, I am trying to bamboozle it with lots of fabulous colour, and trinkets and old Christmas recipes, but I just haven't picked up yet.
My 'get-up-and-go' has 'got-up-and-gone'!
If you find it, send it back, please!
Z xx

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Clinical Depression Is A Bummer! * (Edited Version)

* (But It Can Get Better)
Or so I keep telling myself!
Bit slow on the posting front, I'm afraid.

I've just run out of , well, everything, really.

Having a few low days.

Z xx

Edit: I downloaded this picture as I hadn't used it before. My fave CK design! I'm now thinking along the lines of Mr Cowboy lassoing all my negative cr*p and disposing of it down a canyon!

Monday, 15 November 2010

All Roads Lead To Christmas

In honour of I'm A Celebrity etc etc and the fact that it is, how many 'sleeps' to Christmas?, may I present, probably my favourite YouTube clip...ever

The Wonderful Janice Dickinson!!!!

'Nuff said!

Z xx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Catch-up Mash-up

Let's see...a little catch-up with me and my world
Was so un-enamoured of the couple she was going to help last Tuesday that I turned over and watched Holby!
Like everyone else, I enjoyed the first show and loved the house, but couldn't help but feel if the family who owned it had decorated the hall-a lick of paint perhaps?-and renovated the parquet flooring it would have looked a lot better in the first place, and was not really something that needed Kirstie to help them with.
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Was terribly upset at the news of Lily Allen and her partner losing their much-awaited baby at 6 months. How awful, I cannot imagine their upset. I have never been much of a fan of hers, but she just seemed to beam in all the recent photos of her and her 'bump' and she looked so happy. God, Life is so bloody cruel, and now she has had to fight blood poisoning too!
My heart goes out to them.

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I have been very nearly incandescent with rage over this man! No other country wants him so good ole Blighty gets to keep him. Why? Why do we have a country that gets taken for a ride by all and sundry? I do not want to ever get political on this blog, but heck, Abu Hamza takes the bloody biscuit! And on our local TV news they mentioned about a small group of Muslims in Luton burning the poppy on Armistice Day...words fail me. We have a large-ish Muslim population in our street and I enjoy having them as neighbours, so I find it dreadful that such a small minority can do so much damage.
But to finish this rant, the oldie but goodie...
Abu Hamza-not as nice as he looks!
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Onto jollier things-
A new 'old' chair to lust after from the new Cinderella production
and an amazing piece of 'patchwork' set. (This, I must point out is the back, as it is all hush hush at the mo!). You can check out this link for more.

Mr B's new 'friend' from Coppelia!!!

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A few 'old' photos from Plymouth yet to have been downloaded until now!

My mate Chloe, a MAC girl, who I always try to catch up with when I'm down there.
Chloe 'n' Zoe
(check out the fab blue nail varnish!)

Our two waitresses at Cafe Rouge, where we ate more times that week than was good for us!
I don't know how that worked out, but there just seemed to be time slots from Mr B's work for us to get there. We haven't been for ages, so it was a lovely treat!

Gabriella and me! I guess she was French, either that or she had perfected a great French accent! My attempts at read at reading off the menu were appalling, so it was so good to hear it spoken properly!!
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And, finally, a few Halloween shots.
This was the ladies loo at the Fishmarket, 'done up' for The Nooks' evening party!
We were actually there in the afternoon for the Bicycle Bazaar. I had hoped to catch up with Sharon, the Crafty Trundler, but alas, this time it wasn't to be. Next month!

And, to totally finish you off, a couple of piccies of me!!

So, to my newest Follower, Joy, from All Made Up, 'Hello', and are you sure want to keep following?
Have a great week,
Z xx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

And The Winner Is!

Light the blue touch paper...and we're off!
And the winner is...

Just to make it clearer!!!

Rose of Victoria Rose Crafts.

Congratulations!

Have a good weekend,

Z xx

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Howzat Giveaway! 100 Not Out!

I have reached 100 posts! Woohoo!
I messed up on my 1st year anniversary, so, to make amends I would like to offer you this little beauty....
Actually, she is not that little. A very generous sized bath towel, that wraps around even me, (and I'm a big lass!!). Soft, pretty and available to one lucky winner on Saturday night! Bonfire Night Weekend, to make sure it goes with a bang!

Basically, just leave a little message and if you are a lurker, take the plunge and become a follower. (You know you want to!).

I will put the names of anyone who follows in the hat anyway, 'cos I'm kind like that!!, but I would like to say thank you as you have all been such a support to me.

And, there are new names too! A big "hello" to Caroline, Roo, Delia , Belinda and Susy. Thank you for taking the time to follow me, I really do appreciate it. And I need to do some reciprocating too!!

So, Mr B will do the honours once it gets dark enough for fireworks, 'spose about 7pm (GMT),Saturday 6 November. We have the hat, we have the white gloves, we have the fireworks, we have the gift!

We just need you to enter! And to my USA chums, that means you too! It's open to all corners of the Globe!!

Good luck, Zoe xx