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.

Monday, 10 October 2005

So where the hell have I been?

Well I’ll tell you. I’ve been in no-ninternet-land for what seems like years. I have been too busy to blog and too busy to even check my emails so apologies to those of you who have not heard from me. I have also been too busy still to put my photos on a computer so am still pissing you all off with a pictureless post. As a make-up-don’t-break-up effort I am supplying some websites which have recently come to my attention. It all started with My Cat Hates You which is a true representation of the cat psychology. It went on to Stuff on my Cat and has since degenerated into Cats in Sinks and now Kitten War. I promise you it can not get lower than this. Although I do not promise to keep that promise.

Have just been to a bar to meet a friend for lunch. He’s all down cause of various stuff but also managed to be late which meant I was already one cocktail up when he got there and then ordered another while we were waiting for food (fishfinger sandwich – The Social on Little Portland Street, W1 is the best place for chilling and eating while taking a pause from Oxford Street). So am now a leetle bit pissed. Now you know me, I don’t enjoy hearing about other people being drunk but I am actually quite enjoying this. You see Narinder’s back and so the pressure is off and it looks like the new job will start in about 2 weeks so everything is tickety boo except for this cough/cold combo I’ve got going on. But it’s not incapacitating me and healthwise everything else seems hunky.

Went to a wedding at the weekend. Actually you know let’s just skip to the end of this story and say the groom is being operated on today to properly close his artery and try to rejoin the tendons in his hand. Because as sad and worrying as that was something even more monumental happened on the train back – and this goes to show the skewed way I now view life. ONE OF MY DENISE NEEDLE CABLES SNAPPED. And I mean it just broke where the little black bit is supposed to sink into the blue cabley bit. And I was right in the middle of a row on an aran jumper and so have now lost a load of twists. Am well annoyed. But seem to remember those bad boys come with a lifetime guarantee so will be getting that replaced asap. Apart from that I am totally in love with my denise’s and it’s almost like straights are a thing of the past. Circular is now my default.

Did I even post a comment about my SP sending me the wickedest parcel ever? I can’t remember – yes memory still slightly screwed. But she did and may get some pictures up here sometime before the end of the year. Plus my SP recipient has surfaced and will be receiving a parcel shortly after ally pally.

OMG ally pally is so soon! Am really looking forward to it. Anyway, all this concentrating is making my eyes wobble. Just going to go and have a little lie down under my desk….weeebl weeble…
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