Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Oh what a night/Late March back in 2006...

I had a wonderful party.

I thought that I looked pretty hot (there was much cleavage, lipstick and tumbling curls) and things were going ok. We arrived at the bar and got everything set up - candles in tea lights, star shaped confetti on the tables, sorted out the food and the fifteen bottles of wine we had brought along to get the party started were on ice with glasses all ready. I had a glass of wine to steady the nerves and we were ready to go - except we had no DJ. A couple of phone calls later and found out he was on his way - late, but he arrived eventually.

And then the people began to arrive - and we had a blast. I've worried so much about the details, I forgot to think - actually we are inviting people we love to have a good time! And we had a great time. So many of our good friends were there, and we danced, drank wine, ate some yummy food, chatted, chatted, chatted - and of course, it just went too, too fast in the end.

I can't quite believe that it's all over, it was a wonderful night - I have some photos, but I'm waiting until we get ours downloaded, as my Dad's, which are the ones that I have, are a bit random, and wouldn't mean much out of context (although they are great for us!)

It's really hard to express what it was like and my feelings about Saturday night - I should really have posted when I got home: time has passed since then. It was a wonderful, wonderful night, and I can honestly say that it is up there with the day Alfie was born, his Christening and my wedding day as one of the top nights of my life.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Just a quickie

Taking five as I prepare for the party tonight - been up since the crack of dawn, having not slept much the last few nights. Had the inevitable, although stressful experience of a few phone call cancellations - a couple of people who I am not really sure are telling the truth, but then that's me and my paranoia!! Now feeling quite chilled as everything is going well, things packed and ready to go, cash for babysitter, taxis and DJ withdrawn, hair and make up done and just getting Alfie's tea ready. Had a huge bouquet and a bottle of Laurent Perrier from the PGCE girlies delivered this afternoon, which was lovely and a real surprise.

I've been really anxious for the last 48 hours and now I feel chilled - however many people are there, they should still have a good time, I think I've catered for every possible eventuality including DJ not turning up ( a selection of compilation CDs - better than nothing) and I can't do anymore, I've been as organised as possible, and have even managed to buy and wrap presents for my Mum and goddaughter to be given tonight as well.

I hope that we have a good time.

I'll let you know

Friday, March 17, 2006

A meme ! (nooooooooooooo!!!)

Tagged by Sal! Hi Sal!

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Wasitress - I was rubbish
2. Nursing Auxiliary in Elderly Home
3. Manager of a GP practice
4. Teacher

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Some Like It Hot
2. Evita
3. It's a Wonderful Life
4. Calamity Jane

Four places you have lived:
1. Wigan
2. Southport
3. Salford
4. Sale

hmmm... next stop - San Francisco maybe? Sao Paolo?

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. Desperate Housewives
2. Lost
3. Footballer's Wives
4. ER - and 5.) The Apprentice

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Florida
2. Mediterranean Cruise
3. France
4. Wales

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Weightwatchers
2. Popbitch
3. About 10 blogs
4. Digitalspy

Four of my favourite foods:
1. Chinese
2. Italian
3. Lamb Chops
4. Crisps

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. In bed
2. On holiday in a French country cottage with all mod cons and a full fridge
3. Malmaison
4. With my sister

Not tagging anyone!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Good times and bad times, I've seen them all and my dear, I'm still here... sable sometimes, sometimes just pretzels and beer/but I'm here.

God I'm tired. There's a lot to do and just not enough time to do it. I've just tried to be proactive and write myself a list of all the things I need to do in the next two weeks for work - it's long, but doable. I never made it to the tap dancing or the drama club and I'm glad, as I realy don't have the energy. I will do it, but perhaps after Easter.

Had a lovely evening at work though - spent nearly an hour chatting to the two deputies who are two women who I admire immensely, and really like and really, really want to like me. I had lots of other things I should have been doing, and ended up rushing my marking into 20 mins at the end of the day, but it was so nice that it was worth it.

I've also been asked to sing solo at the leaving mass next week, which is very flattering and a bit nerve wracking, but I'm quite looking forward to that. I must say that I do feel that I have a lot more self confidence these days, I swear it was that zip wire that did it for me - once I'd done that, I feel more like I can at least have a go at anything.

I have PMT.

Sunday, March 12, 2006 a magic number

3 things you wish for (just for you)
1. Health
2. Happiness
3. A flatter stomach and midriff

3 things you would do to/for yourself if there was no one to judge you (or if you had the guts to do it!)
1. Enter Pop Idol
2. Have electrolysis
3. Write a novel

3 bad habits you have
1. Picking my nails (finger and toe)
2. Bad language
3. Plucking my facial hair

3 insecurities you feel
1. That people don't really like me and are being polite
2. That I could be a better mother
3. The worry that my world will become unbalanced and that something will go wrong

3 talents/skills you wish you had
1. Playing the piano
2. Running
3. Dressmaking

You know, looking at these, they are all things I could get off my ass and learn to do really

3 things that you would do if you had more time
1. Learn to do one of the above
2. Blog more
3. Sit ups - I could do 'em now I suppose...nah

3 things that bring you peace/relaxation
1. Reading
2. Music
3. Alfie and Mike

3 things that spark your creativity
1. Life
2. Books
3. Music

Thursday, March 09, 2006

A link to a picture of our rings

It's not a super one but you get the picture!

Just when you thought it was safe to read this blog... a meme

Love this! Nicked from Dix (who single-handedly makes me believe that I DO have anyone even vaguely bothered about my witterings) - it's fab!

Pick a musical group. Answer the questions with a song title from that group.

I'm choosing the Pet Shop Boys

1. Are you male or female? A West End Girl
2. Describe yourself: I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
3. How do some people feel about you? Can you Forgive her?
4. How do you feel about yourself? What Have I Done to Deserve this?
5. Describe current relationship with boyfriend/girlfriend: You were always on my Mind
6. Describe where you want to be: Surburbia
7. Describe how you live: I'm Not Scared
8. Describe how you love: I'm going to cheat here and use a line from Paninaro "I don't love much but what I do love, I love passionately"
9. What would you ask for if you had just one wish? I Want A Dog
10. Share a few words of wisdom: Don't know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore
11. Now say goodbye: Go West!

I totally had fun with that!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

An enigmatic post

You know when you think that things are sorted and then they're not? This is about work, so not too much detail, but I thought one thing was going to happen, then it turns out that something else was, and now a completely different thing is going to happen. And the outcome is so far away from what I wanted it's untrue. And yet on the other hand, there are 84,000 people telling you how fabulous you are at your job, how great you are etc - but, because you are a reasonable, helpful person you get the shitty end of the stick - and an acknowledged, unfortunate, apologetic shitty end of the stick by the person who is giving it to you. Sucksville.

In other news, had a lovely anniversary weekend - went to Malmaison, and had a fab time, we went shopping, had lunch, wandered around, had drinkies, went to bed for a bit (heh heh) had dinner in the restaurant (which was a bit disappointing) slept in simulataneously (only till 7.45am!!) had a hotel breakfast (which I always love) went on the Manchester wheel and bimbled about - all whilst my son was being cared for by his grandparents. Bliss!

We also bought each other new wedding rings as both of ours were a) very cheap in 1996 b) a bit knackered. I love them, especially mine, which is three thin silver bands with three silver strips crossing them (holding them together) and three diamonds on the middle strip - I'll post a piccie when I can. Mike's is not dissimilar, but without the strips across and the diamonds.

Only two weeks to the party. I have a DJ, but not really anything to wear. Obviously I have things to wear, but nothing that I think is fabulous enough. Also I am having a crap time with my hair, and I am feeling rather fat. It's the perfect time for a party...