16 November 2006

Licence to KERPOWW! and 'The Phoenix is Rising!'

My goodness - two posts in one week - it's a miracle LOL :)

Another thing I'm really rather chuffed about is that I got my Aikido licence and grading book at training the other night *cue a Spongebob Squarepants HOO-RAY!*

The grading book is a bit like a passport in the Aikido world. Every time you grade and gain a different coloured belt, they stamp and sign it with details of where and when you got it, with a rather awesome looking stamp. You can also record details of any training seminars that you attend as well. This year the club has been to seminars in Poland and also Japan (the home of Aikido). Unfortunately this was before I joined. Going to Japan would have been awesome as it has been a dream of mine for quite a number of years. I can't wait to find out where we'll be going next year - hopefully they'll go to Japan again. The next lot of grading will be in December - and with any luck I'll be swapping my white belt for a yellow one!

......and....yes, the Phoenix is finally rising from the ashes! I started mixing all the thread colours and putting them on me thread cards the weekend just gone. I've cut my lovely sparkly fabric to size and have put it on a frame, but I've not done any stitching as yet. I'm starting it at the weekend...so watch this space!! xx

14 November 2006

Really Rather Chuffed!

A couple of days ago I went to see Opeth (one of my favourite bands of all time) at Rock City, here in Nottingham a couple of days ago - they're not to everyone's taste I grant you (they're a Death Metal band, but I see them more as a prog-rock sort of thingy). I took a photo with my new phone - I now have a very swanky looking Sony Ericsson W850i - and I must say I'm rather chuffed with the results after taking a few piccies. I won't bore you with all of them as they all look the same, bar a few colour changes with the lighting, but it's not bad considering it's a mobile phone camera.

I've also downloaded huge amounts of loverly moosic. The bus trip to work isn't quite so paint dryingly, mind numbling boring as it has been recently.

I just had to post this - I'm a gadget geek - I'll go away and shut up now :) - TTFN x

08 November 2006


Hoover dam but it's cold here! We had the warmest October on record here in the UK and now all of a sudden, Jack Frost has been trampling round here with his great big size 9 boots! It was so cold, I had to wear my gloves while on the way to work this morning, which is the first time ever this year. Fudge is also feeling it too, and is spending most of his time curled up on my new winter duvet!

'Ah...this is the life!'

That's just where I wanted to be this morning I can tell you! I love the winter during the day, but I'm not so keen on the dark nights, even more so because of my current situation. There always has to be a spanner in the works - but that's life, hey ho.

'Rose Trio' Update: Well, it's a very poor update. As you can see, I've only managed to make the drops slightly longer and putting the little heart shapes at their ends.

I've got Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening to myself, so I'm planning to get it all done by the end of the week. I really do need to start my 'Phoenix' asap, as I'm beginning to dream about it! Mind you, I suppose dreaming about a Phoenix isn't too bad - maybe it's my subconscious telling me that good changes are ahead, being as the Phoenix is a sign of rebirth and new starts - how cool would that be?! Have a good week xx