Well, I am just about returning to the land of the living, I've been off work sick since Thursday, have felt pretty awful for a few days, and now that I am just about getting back on top of it I seem to have passed it on to my poor hubby. I still feel like I could sleep for a week but at least the dizzyness and the blocked up nose and the sore throat have pretty much gone!

Just watched the match - yay us! Thank God we won, it would have been sooooo embarassing to get knocked out straight away!


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I am a bad, bad blogger.......

...it has been 17 days since I last blogged (or so my hubby has just informed me) Bad girl! The trouble is, when your life is as exciting as mine it's hard to find the time to sit down at the PC.....oh OK, I'm joking, I'm just lazy and frankly haven't done anything interesting for ooh, lets see, probably about 17 days!

Managed to do something a bit interesting yesterday though, when I joined 59,999 other people at the City of Manchester Stadium to see Take That. What an amazing show!

Started off with Beverley Knight doing a few numbers (I'm not a big Beverley Knight fan, but she can carry a tune :-)) then the Sugababes, who were great, then the boys came on stage at about 9pm and rocked the stadium for two hours! It was fab, they did all the greatest hits, a brilliant Beatles medley, a fantastic "Tango" version of "It Only Takes A Minute" complete with all the tango moves and loads more. Lulu was there for "Relight My Fire", and despite all the rumours Robbie didn't turn up (probably cos he was at his own gig in Paris). The concert was finished off nicely with "Never Forget" and a firework display.
Only took us an hour (an hour!) to get off the car park, I think they could have organised that a bit better, especially as we paid a tenner for the priveledge of parking there. Finally got in at about 1am after a stop at the chippy on the way home, and then I watched Doctor Who, so it was about 2am before I got to bed, I think thats the latest I've been up in months!

Wasn't Peter Kay fantastic as the alien in Doctor Who? An alien with a Bolton accent no less! Mark Warren was great as Elton too (and quite scrummy)

So just one last thing - Happy Fathers Day Dad! Hope you have had a nice day!

Over a week.....

.......since I last posted! How bad's that? (said in a Peter Kay type voice)

Anyhoo, here we are, it's my day off today so I have finally got time to sit down at the PC. Have done almost no scrapping this week, but I did make a little altered book / mini album on Sunday with some pics that I took of the gang on my last day at work. I bought a cheapy kids chipboard book (99p! Bargain!) covered it with some lovely Basic Grey Hang 10 papers, added photos and a few embellies / stamps / doodling and hey presto! Instant album!

We had a bit of a day out (well, evening!) in Blackpool on Bank Holiday Monday, took the camera and got some great shots of the pleasure beach and the golden mile. On the way home it started to absolutely chuck it down so we parked on a motorway bridge and got a few shots from there, then went the scenic route home and got some lovely landscape pics. I want to have a play with some of them in Photoshop but I will try and remember to post some later.

Back to work as normal on Tuesday, it's half term so the shop is full of kids (small, screaming, adolescent, shoplifting, you name it) can't wait till they go back to school!

Oh yes, nearly forgot, we actually cut the grass last Sunday! I know, astounding isn't it! Cut the grass front and back, we had to go through it with the strimmer first cos the mower was having none of it, cleaned all the UPVC at the front, door, windows, and cleaned the steps. We were joking that the neighbours will think we are putting the house up for sale! Meant to take some before and after shots but sadly we remembered a bit too late. If only the grass would just stop growing now that would be great, but unfortunately I know we will have to do it all again in a couple of weeks. I wonder how much astroturf costs........