Tuesday, 22 April 2008


Look, my hubby finally got his Chiminea!

Monday, 14 April 2008


I found this last week, and thought two things:

one: WOW

two: This guy has too much time on his hands

Saturday, 12 April 2008

New Phone

I collected my new Nokia N95 today, and have been having a little play with it.

It soooo totally sexy!! It has a 5 megapixel camera so I will be able to take loads of impromptu photos. Yay!

Go and see it!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Spot the Fake Smile

Shamelessly stolen from How About Orange:

Spot the Fake Smiles - Click here

I got 19 out of 20 right! Go me!

Monday, 7 April 2008

work-life balance

I went for a job interview on Friday and I didn't get it, so I'm feeling a bit.. I dunno.. down?

But it's all OK. I finished work at 4.00pm, came home and did some interwebbing, which was fun. Spoke to Dan, who is coming up to see me in about 3 weeks. Which will be fun. Haven't really been baking this weekend I just felt blah, that and I don't have any eggs. I want to make cupcakes and carrot cake.


Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Childcare my sister's way

How to look after a baby. Allie, please take note of this. Vodka. Not. Good. For. Babies. Even if they do cry all night. Oh, and tumble dryers are for CLOTHES. (Thanks Dooce)

My sister is about 14 weeks pregnant with her first (and probably not her last) baby. I've been trawling the net to find her baby freebies, and have signed her up to all sorts of sites. She has decided on a pushchair that she like, which my mum will get her. I can't wait to have my baby - 2010 here I come!

Some April fools that went a little bit wrong:

A New Zealand radio station decided to host a free gig and this American radio station decided to offer a tattoo. Google decided to get in on the act as well.

Moving Pictures

pictures before and after death

These pictures were taken of people before and after their death. Read the text at the bottom of each picture.

Live every day.

My father in law has cancer, they gave him until April 2006. He's still here. And my hubby's grandma was recently diagnosed with cancer as well. She's hoping to travel to Canada to see her daughter.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Things to do tonight

I need to sign up to Photoshop Express when I get home tonight, upload some photos and have a play around with them. I only have MS Paint at the moment on my PC, I used to have GIMP but the different floating windows confused me. That and m hubby kept deleting it off the PC because he thought it was something else. I used to have a trial version of Paint Shop Pro, which is my all-time favourate image editing software. If I set the clock on my PC back to May 2003, I could use it as much as I wanted to - I kept forgetting to put the clock right again though. Oh, I also need to check out the ad network and see what I can come up with there. Oh bum. Just checked it and they are no longer taking new applicants. Ah Well.

Oh, I created a Flickr account last night, and added some various random photos.

Television - the conversation killer

The new series of the Gadget Show starts on Monday night on five. I enter the competition every week, but haven't won anything so far. The only problem with this show is that I want everything they show!!

The second series of Skins is nearly finished. I think there are only 9 episodes, that's how many there were in Series 1, but there are more people in it now, so we could see a few more. The one shown on Monday was Episode 7 - Effy, so that means there are only 2 left! Oh No! And Sid and Cassie are leaving after this series too!

Series five of Nip/Tuck started the other week on FX, not a channel I watch very often. The first episode was a bit slow, maybe because it focused on Sean and Christian and not the rest of the family. I've recorded the rest, and just need to find the time to watch them now.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Gratuitous Flickr dog photos

Misty, Cassie and Izzy
Originally uploaded by iamnotcrazyana
Introducing Misty, Cassie and Izzy (left to right).

Misty lives with my mother in law, she was just visiting when this photo was taken. You can see hubby's arm!

So what's it all about then?

Inspired by this site and this site this blog will be a collection of interesting stuff, things I want to make (ie bake/knit/sew) and general ramblings.

There will be photos of my many (failed) attempts at cooking and baking, for example, my brownies came out the oven with the appearance and texture of a sponge cake, and the fairy cakes I made were so hard even Izzy wouldn't eat them, and they had chocolate chips in them! Luckily there are no photos of these disasters.

There will be links to pages that I like and want to remember. I found a recipe for cupcakes with a strawberry baked in the middle of them, but neglected to record the location of said cupcakes and I fear they may be lost forever (or I could Google it).

There will be photos of my dogs, and possibly my husband, he is rather camera shy though so I won't be holding by breath.

While in the shower this evening, I wondered to myself, do you make liquorice or do you grow it?

In which she starts to blog

Introductions seem to be required here.

Anna, nearly 25, UK, married, employed, home owner... reads like a loan application.

2 westies, Izzy and Cassie. 1 husband, Jamie.

Things I Want To Do
- learn to cast on/off (knitting)
- make cupcakes that are edible
- learn to crochet
- make yarn out of plastic bags and knit a handbag
- make cookies
- make so much money from blogging that I can retire by the age of 30