A Teeny Weeny Cybercrop....

Well, have spent the evening taking part in a teeny weeny cybercrop with my buddy Victoria, who decided that we should do this weeks Pencil Lines sketch from Elsie Flannigan. So after the initial panic (Yikes! Need photos! and inspiration!) had worn off, this is what I came up with!
"Welcome to the 2007 edition of getting to know your friends. These are my answers, change all the answers so they apply to you, and then send this to a whole bunch of people including the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends, if you did not know them already."
1. What time did you get up this morning?
5.20am, unfortunately. Or, as a friend of mine put it, "The butt-crack of dawn". And no, I don't normally get up at that sort time, but we had stocktake at work today, so I had to start at 6am.

2. What did you have to eat last night?
Chips and gravy! Hey, I had a hangover and couldn't be bothered to cook....

3. Diamonds or pearls?
Oh, diamonds, definately. I'm dripping in them, dahling.

4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Actually it was "Dick and Jane" at the cinema at Downtown Disney last January! We don't go to the pictures much, as you can tell!

5. What is your favourite TV show?
Current favourites include Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, CSI (any of them!), and ER.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Oh, I was very naughty today. Sausage and egg mcmuffin, hash brown and a latte. Well, I did get up early!

9. What is your favourite cuisine?
Chinese. No, Italian. No, Chinese. Or Italian....

10. What foods do you dislike?
Brussel Sprouts.

11. What is your favourite Crisp?
Kettle Crispy Bakes in Mild Cheese with Sweet Onion flavour.

12. What is your favourite CD at the moment?
Well, recent ones are Take That and Girls Alouds latest.

13. What kind of car do you drive?
A Citroen C2 VTS. Blue.

14. What is your favourite sandwich?
Either plain cheese, on white bread, or a Subway Steak and Cheese.

15. What characteristics do you despise?
How long have you got? Rudeness, tactlessness, bullies. I could go on....

16. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Oooh, easy, this one. Orlando, Florida of course!

17. What colour is your bathroom?
Blue and white.

18. What is your favourite brand of clothing?
Sadly, probably Next. Thats mainly what is in my wardrobe, anyway!

19. Where would you want to retire?
See favourite holiday destination above....

20. Favourite time of day?
About 6.30pm, just in from work, sat in front of the PC with a cup of coffee and a bag of kettle crispy bakes, checking my emails....

22. What is your favourite sport to watch?
None! Boring, boring, boring......
23. Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke!
24. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Probably more of a night owl.....
25. What size shoe do you wear?
6 1/2
26. Do you have pets?
Nope. Am allergic to everything. Had a hamster called Clint when I was younger, he was a proper escapologist though, he got out of the cage and hid in my parents bedroom for a couple of days.
27. What did you want to be when you were little?
Rich and famous! Or an air hostess....
28. Favourite Chocolate Bar?
Oh, anything really. Thorntons Viennese bars are rather delish.
29. What is your best childhood memory?
I remember being "A Lonely Little Petunia In An Onion Patch" when I was about 6 or 7, something like that, with my best friend Emma from next door. (It was a show for ballet school!)
In fact, I'll show you a pic. I was soooo cute, what happened?

30. What are the different jobs you have had in your life?
I worked for my Mum when I was at school, then I worked in a pub, then was a relief pub manager, and have had various management positions at various different retailers since then.
31. What are you wearing right now?
Slouch jeans, stripy long sleeve top, and a big wooly jumper. It's cold!
33. Do you have any piercing’s?
Just my ears!
35. Have you ever been to Africa?

36. Have you ever loved someone so much it made you cry?
Well, I probably thought I did at the time! But surely the whole point of loving someone is NOT to make them cry, actually. I can't be doing with all this tortured soul stuff....
37. Have you ever been in a car accident?
Yep, twice! Once as a passenger, and once driving.
38. Croutons or bacon bits?
Probably croutons.

39. Favourite day of the week?
Wednesday and Sunday (usually my days off!)
40. Favourite restaurant?
China Delight. Or Frankie and Bennys (simple tastes, me!)
41. Favourite flower?
Don't really have one, to be honest.
42. Favourite ice cream?
Dole Whip, in the Magic Kingdom, WDW. Or Ben and Jerrys (any kind!)
43. Disney or Warner Bro's?
Durr, Disney, of course...
44. Favourite fast food restaurant?
Subway, or the local Chinese takeaway. Mings Dynasty, in case you were wondering.
45. What colour is your bedroom?
Yellow and blue. It was like that when we moved in and we are too lazy to decorate.
46. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
Just once!
47. From whom did you get your last e-mail?
Well, if we are not counting automated ones, it was my sister.
48. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Selfridges, maybe? Would be easy to do in there!
49. What do you do most often when you are bored?
Scrap, surf, read a book, watch telly, eat.
50 Bedtime?
Usually about 11.30 ish

51. Who are you most curious about their responses to this Questionnaire?
Ooooh, everybody!
52. Last person you went to dinner with?
My brother in law and sister in law. And my husband too, obviously.

53. What are you listening to right now?
Mika - Grace Kelly

54. What is your favourite colour?
Pink, brown, black.
55. Lake, Ocean or River?
Ocean, but only to look at. There are too many things out to get you in the sea...
56. How many tattoos do you have?
57. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
I have no idea.
58. How many people are you sending this e-mail to?
Er, none.
59. What is the time right now?
60. What are you getting for Christmas?
Oh, thats months off yet. Something nice, I'm sure!
61. What do you like better, eating or sleeping?
62. How many sisters/brothers do you have?
One of each. Tracey and John.
63. What is your favourite random word?
I can't tell you, it's slightly rude....
64. What is your favourite part of your body?
My eyes.
65. What do you first notice about a member of the opposite sex?
Hmmm. I don't really know. I can't remember the last time I looked. Their sense of humour probably.
It's my day off today, and I have spent a terribly productive day sat in front of my laptop, still in my pj's, drinking coffee. I did manage to have a shower and get dressed at about 3 o'clock, and then we went to B&Q to get the flooring for the kitchen while the 15% off offer was still on.
So, I am suffering from a severe loss of scrapbooking mojo at the moment. Can't seem to get myself together enough to actually do anything. Need to print some photo's. No inspiration at all. Any ideas, anybody?
Anyway - you have to watch this clip, it is sooooo funny. Make sure you have the sound up or it won't make sense though!

Things that make me happy....part 2....

I was given a gentle (ahem) reminder that I may have missed something off my things that make me happy list last night, so here is the thing that makes me happiest of all.
Nuff said.

Things that make me happy!

So, I thought I would join in with todays blog prompt on UKS - to just have a wander round my house and take pictures of some of the things that make me happy. This is what I came up with...
My new best friend, Tickle Me Elmo TMX. If you want something that makes me smile, this little guy makes me cry laughing! If you haven't seen one in action, go and do a search on YouTube for a video of him - I guarantee it will make you laugh.
Next up - the Nintendo Wii. This makes me smile mainly because I must look such a doofus when I am prancing round the living room pretending to be 10 pin bowling , or playing golf.

Next we have coffee, I like a nice cup of coffee, but not just any old coffee mind, has to be a nice one. The current favourite is Percol Smooth Americano, little bit pricey but well worth it!So, what else. My wedding certificate, signed by Mickey and Minnie, always makes me smile because it reminds me of my favourite place, Walt Disney World in Florida, where we got married on the 29th August 2000.And of course, some scrapping stuff, all those pretty bits of paper and flowers and ribbons always make me happy, even if I am just stroking them!
Then I have my shelf full of Winnie the Poohs to keep me company in my craft room, I always bring one back from my holiday and try to find ones in different outfits each time. So far I have Squirrel Pooh, Eskimo Pooh, Lion Pooh, Bumble Pooh and Safari Pooh!Last, but by no means least - my comfy furry slippers, pure bliss after a day on my feet at work. And the slippers are sat on my bed, another thing that brings me great joy....
Well, I am back from my works trip to Birmingham, it's nice to come home! Here's a few pics from the Masquerade Ball in the evening.......
Me and Maria........ The entertainment for the evening.....G4!
Me in my dress........

Couldn't get any particularly good piccies of G4 as it was dark, obviously, and they were a bit too far away for the flash to be effective. I tried a few with the flash off but kept getting jostled about on the dance floor so I couldn't keep the camera still enough! Never mind!

Saw some of the new stuff we will be getting this season too, some nice bits and pieces....

New Year.....

Well, here we are at the beginning of a new year, it's a good job I didn't make a resolution to blog more or I would have fallen off the wagon with that one already! I haven't made any resolutions, I always think they are a bit pointless - and I'm not very good at sticking to them! I think I would like to change a couple of things this year, look for a new job (NOT in retail!), try and eat a bit more healthily (did I spell that right?), you know, the usual sort of stuff!

Have been dress shopping this week for the big works do coming up next week, it's a masquerade ball! Went to the Trafford Centre one night after work with Claire, but after trying on A LOT of dresses I couldn't find anything I liked, and went home feeling rather fat and frumpy (via McDonalds, which didn't help!). I went shopping in the local town centre on my lunch break the day after, and found a lovely dress in Principles, half price in the sale, so I bought it quickly! Just need to find some shoes now and I will be all set....