Monthly Archives: December 2006

New Year Felicitaions

To all the friends I have made on Msn Spaces, all those that have taken the time to look at my musings, read my prose, commented and generally been bothered I would like to say,
from me to you
  Happy New Year!  
With an extra special mention to :
Lea – a friend far away
Carole – a student nurse who needs a job and some emotional
support right now
Dev – for loads of help space wise
Dazzlin – for putting me on her list
Citizen Ray – Hope your crash wasn’t too bad mason
Foxy – Welcome back!
Bel – Testarticles…. sorely missed !!
To anyone I might have forgotten.. Sorry chaps it’s me age!
See you next Year!!
Its Party Time!
Me in the morning!

My Gran

December 24th
Christmas Eve
My Gran was born.
Which means 
100 Years old
you so nearly made it!
Catherine 2003
My Gran

 Give me your best smile Gran!


I was playing around with my phone, and said to the poor old dear  "give me your best smile gran " she said "no". I said "I’ll take it anyway", she said "go on then, i don’t care….." so I did!


Happy Birthday my dear

I’m so sorry you are not here to see it.

I wish you were





This is for studentnurse carole, who doesn’t know me, but whose Gran died yesterday 22.12.06, aged 93.


We miss your sounds and sights,

Your laughs and cries,

Your sense of humour, your sweetness and kindness,

But most of all we miss you, my dear.

Death is so final, the end for every thing here.

No more chats,no more chuckles

No more laughs no more struggles

No more pain

Just peace

All your memories, 99 years of them, gone like snow flakes in the sunlight.

No chance now to ask you.

Never forgotten, always in our thoughts,

Goodbye my Gran , sleep tight, rest in peace,

Until we meet again

All our love



I wrote that when I said goodbye to my Gran,

My thoughts are with you all.






Summary of Life

     1) No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptise cats.
     2) When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
     3) If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the
     second person.
     4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
     5) You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.
     6) Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
     7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
     8) You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
     9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
     10) The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.
     1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
     2) Wrinkles don’t hurt.
     3) Families are like fudge…mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
     4) Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
     5) Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.
     6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy.
     1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
     2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
     3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down
     4) You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking
     chair that you
     once got from a roller coaster.
     5) It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to
     ask you the questions.
     6) Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.
     7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
     1) You believe in Santa Claus.
     2) You don’t believe in Santa Claus.
     3) You are Santa Claus.
     4) You look like Santa Claus.
     At age 4 success is . . . not piddling in your pants.
     At age 12 success is . . . having friends.
     At age 17 success is . . having a drivers licence.
     At age 35 success is . . having money.
     At age 50 success is . . . having money.
     At age 70 success is . .. . having a drivers licence.
     At age 75 success is . . having friends.
     At age 80 success is . . not piddling in your pants.

Merry Christmas!

Birthdays (part 3 )

Well fuck me!
That went quickly!
One minute i’m 47 ,
the next 48….
 the sands of time seeping away,never to be regained.
Funny really, the older I get, the more I am starting to think about the time when I am not going to be here.
I have no reason for this, I hope i haven’t got any nasty diseases, I’m not depressed, in fact far from it. I have lost 2.5 stones in weight, and am probably more healthy than I have been for a long while. i think it must be something to do with my gran.. more to follow about her on 24th December….
My pressies! 
My friend Leanne got me a teabag and said have a drink on me ( ho ho very funny!), first pressie of the day , coz I was too under the weather this am to be able to open anything- my eyes included- so had to open them all when I got home in the evening.
My sister got me the complete Monty Python Films on dvd ( those reading from afar will not have the faintest fucking idea who the billyo fuck monty python are/ is…. and tonight .. fuck it , I’m not going to explain, look it up on tut internet.) very funny, I will enjoy watching that.
My two good friends mike & kaye  got me a Jeff Banks wallet,  very nice, and even better it came with a fiver in it as well! thoughtful!
My mum gave me some cash, too much cash really, but hey.. its nice to be appreciated!.. to spend on something I really want ( maybe a bcd or a set of regulators for diving), and the old growler got me some clarins mens shampoo, a clarins a-p deodorant stick ( fuck off expensive for a anti perspirant, but it does work very well- and I needed some! ), a bottle of very nice smelling Chanel Allure for men Sport, classy and expensive, and a quality Hawk Kawasaki Racing Team polo shirt, which she bought in October from the bike show & I had completely forgotten about.
Other members of my family will be donating pressies , but because they live miles away I will have to wait until christmas – this birthday near to christmas is a pain in the arse sometimes.
Oh I forgot, Mrs. Dog also took me out for dinner, to a very nice chinese eatery, where I had Crispy duck, Ribs in spicy sauce, and Mongolian lamb with chilli fried rice and beansprouts.
A further report on my arse will follow at a later date, suffice to say , all is well in that department at the moment, and a very nice bottle a champers, my favourite pint of lager!
All in all a good day ( once I got rid of the hangover from yesterdays partying activities ) though as i stated at the top of this blog…
fuck me , that went quickly!
Roll on Christmas!!

Birthdays ( part 2 )

Hello all,
Firstly, went out on the works do last night…oh my aching head this morning!
there is an old saying
too much of    leads to  and I have to say , I did have a bit too much of  and now i feel .
Nothing to report on the pressie front i’m afraid, I was still under the influence this morning and woke up late, so didn’t have time to open anything.. tits.
So I have got loads to look forward to when I get home.
Mrs. Dog is taking me out to a posh kennel and eatery somewhere secret at 8.00pm prompt for dinner, but this time I’m not going to drink too all, and thats a promise(ish).
Its very quiet here at work at the moment, the christmas rush has sort of been and gone, and we are all on a bit of a wind down waiting for the crimbo hols, for which we have got xmas eve, xmas day & boxing day off.
Nice,  but not enough methinks.
I shall return later with exciting present news ….. hopefully
Tara for now as cilla used to say.
( thats Cilla Black, not Les Battersbys misses in Coronation Street )

     Cilla Black

Cilla from Coronation Street

Birthdays (part 1)

Hello Folks!
Just realised something very important, ( no not chrismas is just round the corner- though it is!) it’s far more important than that.
On Wednesday 20th December ( that’s tomorrow for us in the Euro zone ) its
My Birthday!
Bugger me, that came round quickly.
for those of you that might be interested, I will reach the grand old age of 48 tomorrow.
Forty fucking eight
I can remember being 30, doesn’t time fly.
I am off out tonight on the works do, all expenses paid, courtesy of our boss,( very kind of him! ), so I might have a bit of a thick head in the morning.
I will let you all know what I get tomorrow, but for now, adios amigos, a night of roistering rollocking drinking and  scoffing awaits!   
Until the morrow my friends, when a new day dawns!