Wednesday, 31 December 2008

New Years Eve 2008

Woke up this morning to very unexpected Winter Wonderland.
It looks gorgeous and although the snow is not that thick it is freezing combined with freezing fog which makes for dreadful driving conditions.

Took my Teen to a party a little while ago and the car skidded sideways across the road (lovely .. not)

So I have decided to stay at home tonight and not do the 50 mile drive to my family get together .. a wise decision I think?

I will be hanging out with these guys during the evening ... do pop along if you have a window of opportunity .. there are vol-u-vents and things on sticks ;-)

Happy New Year everyone (again!)

31st December 1979

Got up at 12.00
Went into Stafford
Bought 2 M&S (Marks & Spencer) cookery books
Made spaghetti bolognese
Went to Hixon at 10.30 pm = great 'do'
I went as Charlie Chaplin
Sam went as a Teddy Boy
See new diary
happy new year

(hey we have matching 'mussies' lol)
Just to wish you all a very Happy New Year

I think my last diary entry has decided the 'diary of a 70s teens' fate.... roll on the 80s :-)
I am off this evening into an internet free zone (a strange old place to be sure).. I hope you all have a great time

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar.....Nouvelle année heureuse .......Glückliches neues Jahr ......Καλή χρονιά ...Nuovo anno felice ....Ano novo feliz ....С новым годом ...Feliz Año Nuevo (thank you Babelfish lol)

70s xxx

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

30th December 1979

Got up at 11.00
Went to the Post Office
Watched the Who on TV
Went to a neighbours house in the afternoon
Sam's aunt & uncle came for dinner
Went to the Woolpack
Bed at 11.20


Well it is almost here the end of another year... where did 2008 go to??
I am still dithering what to do with my blog come 1/1/09 whether to stay in the 70s and revisit the years I guessed at as I couldn't find my diaries but did latterly come across ... or to dive into the 80s??

When I started blogging I had no idea just how involved I would become with it ... my shoe becoming my logo and fellow bloggers becoming part of my life and me in theirs. Had I known then what I know I would have planned it better ... but there again probably not as I have enjoyed the evolution :-)

FuelMyBlog are holding a 70s New Year party tomorrow I do hope that everyone pops in whether or not you have a 70s outfit... I have done mine but have been a bit pushed for time so it is not 'disco-ee' at all ... (There is a promise of vol-u-vents and chesses and pineapples on sticks ... must remember to take the prawn party ring)

Sylvie and Kevin
strutting their stuff as
Sandy and Danny

Monday, 29 December 2008

26th, 27th, 28th & 29th December 1979

Wednesday 26
Got up at 10.00
Washed my hair
Went to Waterloo to meet Sam at his Grannies
had a really good laugh
Got home at 8.30
Did costume for New Years do

Thursday 27
Work 9-6 = quite busy
Sam phoned at 8.00
he was off to the Woolpack
Watched TV all night
Had a bath
Watched Woody Allen film 'As Time Goes By'
Phoned Fi

Friday 28
Work 9-6
Bought a pair of Lois jeans (loved Lois jeans)
Got in from work and washed my hair
Went to the railway in Formby = a bit tiddly
Phoned Sam but he was out
Packed at 2.00 am

Saturday 29
Go to Sams
Work 9-4 =£18.00
Bought a Simon shirt
Got to Sams at 6.30
Went to a party
It snowed
Bed at 1.00 am

I hope you are all having a lovely Yuletide and Santa was good to you.
He was extremely kind to me and I recieved some beautiful gifts .. thank you everyone ... the down side though is a lot of the pressies are chocolates.. there are Thorntons, Cadbury's Roses, Match Makers, Ferrero Rochers etc etc ... as much as I love them I already feel like the side of a house after over indulging on Xmas fayre............... hey ho!!

My teen bought me Enrique Iglesias Greatest Hits so I have been boogying around the kitchen ... but something else that made me boogy was the compilation of my favourite songs on one CD, which she made for me ..... it was such a considerate, well thought out gift.
I had wondered why she has asked me a couple of weeks ago what my top 5 songs were ????

So if you were asked that question what would you choose???

I chose
Chasing Cars ~ Snow Patrol (can't play this when the dog is is also my mobile ringtone and she associates it with going out to pick up teen... so a bit chaotic, mad barking and bouncing dog.... lol)
Don't want to miss a thing ~ AeroSmith
Sweet Child of Mine ~ Guns 'n' Roses
Hero ~ Enrique Iglesias
Smooth ~ Santana

Thursday, 25 December 2008

25th December 1979

Got up at 10.00
Opened me pressies
Got perfume, pen, sox, pomanda, soap, gold bracelet, boots, chocolates etc
Watched TV all day
Phoned Sam in the evening
Love him
I am here but not here as I am busy opening the pressies Santa has left for me along with cooking the Christmas dinner.
We will be sitting down to eat after the Queens Speech at 3.00pm

I want to wish you all a very, very Happy Christmas and I hope you all have a lovely day in what ever way you choose to celebrate it. :-)

hee hee have a great one :-)

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

24th December 1979

'J's' Birthday (20)
(Happy Birthday my oldest friend Sunny .. oldest not as in old age but as in the years we have been bestest friends)
Got up at 9.30
Opened Sam's pressies
= a poster, 2 poetry books, a ruler and pen, & 'Enough is Enough' by Barbara Streisand (hee hee not the most romantic of songs)
Sam left on the 3.22 train
Went to the Railway with my brother, Stan, Dand and Fi F...
Went to Christmas Mass at Holy Trinity

Oooo the last sleep before the fat man oops Santa arrives on his sleigh
I bought a Santa suit for a laugh and intend to wear it tomorrow ... despite the protests of my teen lol

The last day of Advent day 24

You just have to love cats and the way they will sleep any where!!

The objective of tonights game is to fill the screen with your bubbles and avoid the little bubbles as they pop you (CKX is up to level 11 I have managed level 2 .... drat!!)

I have not been able to get this to load on old boy computer but apparently CKX tells me
'This video and it's technique fascinates me. It's done by tilt shift photography where a real-life photo is made to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model. The song is beautiful too.'

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

23rd December 1979

Stayed in all day
Watched 'The Bitch' on video
Went to Formby with Sam & Stan
Went to the Railway and the Bay Horse
Bed at 1.30 am

Well it had to happen ... it finally has arrived ... yes the cold bug that is circulating around the Uk has got me. Thankfully it is not the 'flu bug or that Noro virus thing, just a good old fashioned head cold with an annoying tickly cough and a head stuffed with cotton wool.
Managed to get my mince pies done and the apple & plum sauces and sponges for the trifles though.. I do feel a bit rubbish now!!

My Christmas Day Menu is done ... teen typed up a proper menu for my guests but we are having a few techy problems transfering it to print !!

Anyway Christmas Day is looking like this

Melon and Mandarins with rasberry coulis
Prawns in marie rose sauce on a bed of iceberg lettuce served with wholemeal bread soldiers

Main Course
Roasted duck
Roasted pork fillet
Medallions of chicken breast
chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon
Mashed and roasted potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips
Julienne carrots in honey
Balls of sage & onion stuffing
Pork & chestnut stuffing

Cumberland jelly with port
Plum sauce
Apple sauce

Choice of chocolate, syrup or toffee puddings served with ice cream, custard and or cream
Individual trifles
Selection of cheeses with crackers
Coffee and mince pies

Advent 23 ....the penultimate one .. that means only 2 more sleeps (yipeeee)

This is way cool I could play with it for hours ..... here are my first 2 I did

Have only had a quick go at this running dinosaur game .... level 2 scared me ;-(

It's a Knockout was very musch a 70s/80s TV programme in the UK. I actually went to watch some heats in Southport as a teen. This You Tube clip is Jeux Sans Frontieres where European nations compete ... Stuart Hall who presented the programme was renouned for his giggling whilst commentating

Monday, 22 December 2008

22nd December 1979

Worked 9.15 - 6.00 =£7.30 wages
Sam at Everton (0) v Man City (2)
Went to the Railway in Formby
Met up with loads of friends
JG was being a bitch
Home at 11.00

All is wrapped.... and all is bought in so 70s Xmas shop is now firmly shut.
Old boy PC is on his knees so as I am so well ahead I will spend tomorrow trying to get him in tip top condition ....[however, and shussssh.. I think I may need to invest in a newer model in the New Year ...]

eeeeee only 3 sleeps until Santa drops by ... I love the magic of Christmas

Advent 22
this is so cool I was wondering if I could recreate this in my newly plastered hall .. a quick lick of magnolia and then a sharpie at work??

I have been laughing at this game until 'I CAN'T DO IT' set in ... simply get the crate in the hole ...

Squirrels dancing to Michael Jackson ... yes it surely is Christmas lol

this is way one bird with attitude I would answer 'nothing ' to after being asked by it 'who are you eye balling?'

Sunday, 21 December 2008

21st December 1979

Break up from college for Christmas (mmm I think I did that last week!!)
Got back to Liverpool at 11.45
Went to Fi's
Got to the 'Brick (The Scarisbrick Hotel and regular watering hole) at 1.00
= excellent
Talked with my Sociology lecturer for a bit
Debs went with JE
Went to the Sundowner (nightclub) with Sam & Stan

With all this Christmas stuff I had forgotten to up date the number one in the UK on the 15th.
It is a classic song that stayed at number one for Christmas... again it was not one of my favourites but as I have got older I have grown to appreciate the song but not sure about the video ??.......

Advent 21

Not sure if these guys are for real or not ?? But I really don't think I woud be parting with good money for their services. This is their You Tube advertisement

Just check out the look on some of these cats faces after being rescued by Fire Fighters ... hee hee

Now this is another game which looks fun but I am completely rubbish at ... must have another go later

When nature needs a little cross species help ... this tigress's cubs died and was fretting so much the zoo keepers thought she would die. They couldn't find any tiger cubs but came across a litter of piglets .... so wrapped in tiger skins they became her cubs and not food!!

It so reminds me of The Tigger Movie

These little tiger cubs became separated from their mum in during hurricane Hannah.... Anjana the chimpanze stepped in to be a surrogate mother

Doesn't that just feed the soul?

Saturday, 20 December 2008

20th December 1979

Got up at 10.00
Went into Stafford to meet Sam
Went to the Nags Head
Met up with Sam's sister and went to the Malt & Hops & The Top of the World
Stayed in all night

Apart from take the pup on a big hike (to clear my head) I have done nothing today. It was actually quite nice :-)
Just got back from taking teen to meet up with her mates at a restaurant for a birthday bash. Last week we bought a 'joint' pair of shoes. Some how I don't think they will ever be allowed near my feet ... my teen is 5ft 9" tall and with these on she must be 6ft... how tiny did I feel!!.....she looked stunning though :-)

Advent 20
This is an odd website about upside down dogs
Perhaps I should send pups photo in (she was 12 weeks old here)

The game today is good ... except my grey cells are a bit pickled after last nights partying into the wee small hours .... it is a word game to train your brain

Some people are so clever ... awesome

I have a very special visitor from across the pond who has just arrived ... I will be posting about him very soon here hopefully tomorrow ????