Saturday, 15 October 2005

*sob* Headline shock - Byrne still deprived of internet by no-good-Pooch

When I do finally get internet at home I hope you all realise I ahve about 30 photos to blog and they're all good ones so you'd better book a day's leave or something to get trhough that post.

Alexandra Palace was awesome. I know I have a tendancy to overuse this word but it really was tremendous. And even better I get to go back there tomorrow with ma mere et ma souer pour une bonne vacance mange tout mange tout. I'm not going into how much I spent but let us just say it was less than Miss Ruth was planning and was in budget! But I have never been so satisified with a shopping trip in my life. You knwo sometimes when you blow a load of doshy at an anticipated occasion you get back after and think..."Is that all I got?" (I do this all the time - I have long believed there are pixies stealing my money out of my wallet whenever I venture out on a shopping trip) Anyway this was definitely not that. Every item I got out of my 'Mojos baddass knitting' shopping bag was as wonderful as the last and I sat there gloating over the haul for ages after I got home. I'll write a fuller report once the pictures can accompany the narrative.

There have been a couple of other things going on chez-byrne during the news blackout - Pooch has got a passport and the holiday to Paris is booked for 5th Nov for 5 nights via eurostar including one day at eurodisney as I've never been to a disney attraction. And people, you don't need to tell me about the yarn shops - I'm heavily into my research. Pooch has started some online french course on ordering food except that when he was taught french at school he had the broad mancunian accent Oxford robbed him of. So now whenever he says anything in French there is this amazing manc/french fusion and he sounds a bit like a fast show sketch. I always loathed french at school but haveretained a fair bit and as long as I'm not asked to remember genders or verb declination I can generally get by. Have some french knitting patterns so must practice on those as well.

I got my start date for the new job - 26th Oct so that's good. Just a load of stuff to sort now before I move to an as yet undesignated desk. I compromised on the salary a little bit following gaining written certainties about the MBA. It won't be 'the cheapest' course I have to do and I'll get study leave when reasonable so I'm happy. It's still a 10% rise but sadly I'm not earning more than Pooch although probably that's just as well as that was causing him one or two problems in the macho-area.

I'm surethere is more that has happened but can't think off hand so let's end there. I still have a zillion UKHK emails to read plus, hold the phone, (do I mean hold the phone? I don't think so but you know what I mean - I am trying to convey drama....) I am off to see a nutritionist at 2.30. I know this is going to be a substitute-chocolate-with-cabbage moment so I have proudly eaten a very satisying bag of revels as my swan song. Anyway, I will let you know how that goes too.

And finally.......I'm really sorry I haven't been getting round to read others blogs for the last few weeks and so have been absent from comment boards. I have been too busy to do it at work (not that I ever would, oh no, not me) and with no home web it's left me missing all your news. I'm going to have abig catch up any day now, just you wait. OK Ok I'm definitely going now. Geez.


blueadt said...

Good to see your blog albeit briefly - look forward to seeing your Ally Pally photos.


I am so jealous of your Ally Pally delights. Please, please, please post up loads of pictures of your haul so I can get some yarn joy by proxy!

Bryony said...

Ooooo - very exciting about the Ally Pally stuff! I've been thinking of going to the Harrogate one, so I can take it from your fab time that it is worth a visit :D Looking forward to the pics :D

Jess said...

I had a blast at ally pally too... spent tons of dosh but am a very happy crafter. Look forward to seeing your loot.

Woolly Wormhead said...

Gird girl for staying within budget on thursday... but how did you fair on sunday? I went a tad over the budget I mentioned to you. Just a bit. Am repenting, honest ;) I wanna see what you bought!

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