Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Yak ? Kids ?

I took this photo last month in Dusseldorf - he really was a greedy little yak. Cute, huh ?
On a completely different subject, I'm just watching '16 kids and counting' on tv. That is not so cute.
Animals ? Children ? I have one daughter, two guinea pigs and a dog - I think that sums it up !

Are you a Yak-Person ? Or a Kid-Person.. ? Answers on a postcard...

Either way, you have to agree that theYak looks pretty happy.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Chilling Lounge Clothes

I had an amazing run today in Hyde Park, with a work pal. It was nice and fast, and I felt strong - which is just as well since I have a half marathon in about ten days. The only down side of today is that it was, and still is, freezing cold, with a biting wind. By the time I had finished, my ears and head were really quite painful.

Today being a work day, after my run I was back at my desk for another couple of hours, that was followed by a really crappy train ride home, which meant another walk this time, across a park in the freezing wind.

So, what to do ? When I got home, once I had fed the dog, fed CC, put washing in and out (and shook it all about), I got out of my stuffy work clothes. I'm just feeling so comfy right now that, and this is a blogging first for me, (a fashionista I am not) -  I had to share my outfit.

So, here goes:

Superdry t-shirt: What to say? Mine is cream with a dark-red logo and it's nice and soft cotton. The link to the left goes to a pink Superdry t-shirt with white writing. Little CC has that one.

Jack Wills lounge trousers The link shows the Spring equivalent of the above in a pink and blue colour. They are very pretty and I can vouch for them that they are very comfortable and slouchy.

Dean & White Cashmere cardigan in black. It's like wearing feathers.

Faux Fur Boot Slippers from Marks and Spencers. Mine are in a Dark Stone colour and have a little bow on the side (aw...). And guess what, they're comfortable and WARM.

So, this is me for the rest of the evening - BB and CC are off swimming, so DD will snuggle under my feet, whilst I get on with learning all about administering SQL Server, and keeping warm!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

CC designed me this lovely Mother's Day Wrapping paper for today, in which she had wrapped a copy of the DVD called 'The Lucky One'. This movie stars Zac Efron, of High School Musical fame, and he's also in other movies that I have probably seen with CC. Surprise, surprise she like Zac Efron.

I also received a beautiful bunch of flowers, and BB has ordered me a new pair of trainers for my forthcoming half marathon. There are my usual Mizuno's and I'm looking forward to having a run in them.

I had already sent a card to my Mommy, and we dropped a card and some flowers at BB's Mum's house. For my Mum, who I won't see til next month, I have framed the original poem that her own mother wrote about her father back in the 1940s. It's a sweet frame, and I know she'll love that she can display the poem in her own home. This is my Mother's first Mother's Day without her own mother..

This morning BB and I went for an 8-mile run, DD and  BB dropped out after about 5 miles, and I carried on... the rest of the day has been relaxed and BB and CC are cooking me a nice dinner. Yum!

Back to work tomorrow.

How did you spend your Mother's Day ?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Things you can know about me...

1. I  don't like going to the hairdressers.. 'What shall we do today?' they ask. 'Er... ' I reply.. thinking, you're the hairdresser, You tell me !  Of course, I don't actually say that, I timidly say ... 'just take an inch off all over.. and don't bother to blow dry it..' Knowing that I can get out of there as quickly as possible, and avoid the hairdresser for another year...

2. I'm not keen on fireworks - I quite like them, but the brightness hurts my eyes. I have this thing where one of my pupils does not react as quickly to light as it should. Consequently, sometimes one pupil is larger than the other, so sometimes bright lights are hard to look at.

3. I quite like a dictionary - as a reading book, I mean. A little odd maybe, but the thrill of all that knowledge enclosed in those pages.. That makes me happy.

4. Sometimes I think in colour - how to explain that one .. ? I can't really explain, something will just feel particularly 'blue' or 'green' or well, any colour really.. It doesn't really effect anything, and doesn't happen very often.

4. I did a degree in Computer Science.. without a computer Seriously ??? I guess in my defence I can say that the computer labs were open 'til 11pm, most of the home stuff was learning theory, and my really good mate Matt let me use his PC to write up my final year project.  Result.

5. The real reason I like exercise ? Basically it give my brain a rest, and when I'm running, I'm not really thinking...

6.  I love learning ..  I thought that once I had done my MBA that I wouldn't want to really learn any more, that I would have fulfilled all of my academic dreams. Ten years on, and I now know myself a little better. I will always want to learn, and push myself to acquire more knowledge.. it's like a unquenchable thirst..

7. I love having a pedicure.. You would have thought I wouldn't since I don't like hairdressers, but since I have  ugly runner's feet, after a pedicure my feet feel heavenly. I love sitting there and coming out a little while later with beautiful twinkly toes and smooth feet.

8.  I question everything - It's not a surprise to me that I'm a Computer Analyst, where I'm required to questions things, evaluate things and fix things. It's what I'm good at. If you say anything to me 99.99999% of the time, I will answer with a question.

9. I'm a good friend If I'm your friend, I will be a good friend,the best you ever had. If you ever let me down, or don't act like a friend should (in my eyes), you will have broken my heart to it's absolute core. But I will never tell you.

10. I like fur and patterns and symmetry - Fur for it's smoothness, patterns for the texture and symmetry for it's reflective perfection.