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Friends, but not best friends. Please!

I don't know how many, if any, of you have experienced this:

I am not a "lead roll" in the stage of life, I have always been the "supporting actress" and I like that. I can't be doing with the pressure of being the one that every one depends on to be in charge, to organise every social event, to take centre stage and entertain everyone in a social group. I've always liked to be the one sat next to that person. Not basking in their glory, but being there to help out back stage and support.

Because of this I have almost always had a best friend who was a dominant personality (with the exception of Jacquie who is just utterly chilled out).

For example, through my high school and A-Level years my best mate was Bee, a very dominant personality who was the one who desided what we did and with who. As, up until meeting her, I had a very limited social group (apart form about a year I spent at another friends house in Leeds. She was - and still is - great, but I…

MY DRESS!

Posh puss cats

I love cats! I really love cats! There is hardly a time in my life when I have not had a cat in my home since I was about 4 years old (with the exception of my 3 years in Uni, and even then mum had cats I fussed when I went home and the local cats found me for a free fed and warm lap).

These are my three fav posh breeds of cats:

Choc point siemeses (prob spelt wrong). I have ALWAYS loved these cats! When I was tiny girl, pre-school age, a lady down the road looked after me while mum was at work and she had some of these. I can't really remember that far back, but they seems to have left a lasting impression.

Russian Blues have always come a close second too. I only found out about these when I was at Uni (I think it's because I had a copy of Cats and Dogs on PC which I used to allivate my lack of real pets).

And isn't this a cute photo!!!! I like the British Blues too, but they are chuncky cats and I prefer the sleeker breeds as a general rule.

In the last few days I have &quo…

Periods and butt-lumps!

Went to the docs this morning to get back onto the pill, and to sort out a "problem with my bum". I got there a couple of mins late because the parking in Lancaster is SO bad that I had to drive round the carparks twice before I could find a space! Once I got into the Docs there was a que at reception, so by the time I got to the desk I was about 10 mins late. As I was waiting my doc dashed past and into another docs room..... I didn't think too much about it other than "oh, I'm late, but he's clearly busy anyway so I would have been waiting regardless". I went up to the waiting room and was sat there for three quaters of an hour! Feeling a little paraonoid I thought this was unfair punishment for being a few mins late. he hadn't come past me so I knew I hadn't just been bumped down the list as he wasn't treating any of his other paitents either.

Eventully he did come darting up the stairs and into his room where he called me promptly. It see…

Just Because

Nabbed this from Stuff On My Cat, what do you think? dark green velvet? Make Muppet Ring Bearer for the wedding?

Hee hee hee!

Not done this for ages: Google "yourname is"

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Jacs, wedding shopping, and web sites

I really ought to keep up with this a bit more. I seem to be spending more and more time on my wedding blog and letting this one slip.

Been another busy few days! Jacquie came over on Thu evening, and we went out for dinner and a tour of the bars that have sprung up since we last had a night out together.

I was so shocked and stunned by the price hike Bella Pasta - sorry - Bella Italia have imposed since changing their name. The price has tripled, and the portions have halved! Not impressed! We ended with just a main meal each and 1 bottle of wine instead of the usual extras of a starter each and a desert to share, and another bottle of wine.

Still, the rest of the night was ok. i took her to the Sun, and to LA1, tried to get into the Lounge Bar but got turned away because we're not students any more, and finally into Keystones. We had a great long catch up, and reminised about being students, and talked about our pending weddings. it was a great night!

On Friday we went wedding dre…

Wrong shade of Ivory!

Who's have thought it? How many shades of ivory are there?? My shoes and handbag are JUST a shade or two darker than the dress!!!!

Now, to be honest, I couldn't care less. I think you would have to be looking pretty damn close at my feet to notice the difference in the shades, although Fay and the dress-maker were making it out to be an utter desaster, asking if I wanted to exchange the shoes, which I don't. OK, so the handbag is more visable to the avaerage punter than the shoes under my dress, but it's not like I'm going to be carrying it every where with me. I wont be using it in the ceremony, it wont be in the wedding photos, just keeping my bits and bobs in it for the evening do.... So I don't care that when you look close you can see a difference. Shesh! I'd end up having to take a scrap of dress to all the shoe shops with me, and I really don't want to be that obsessive!

So with that sorted out we went ahead with the dress measurements and hoop siz…

Got my SHOES!

Drove to Leeds afer dropping Yorkie off at work (poor lad has to get the bus again this weekend! Awwwww!) and had a brew with Dad and Fay before me and Fay took off for the White Rose Centre to have a look at shoes.

I cannot honestly remember the last time I ever went "shoe shopping", it's just not something I do. Infact, I don't think I have ever done so much shopping in such a short space of time in all my lofe what with this today and Jacs in Preston yesterday! Also... I have never enjoyed it before! Imagin, me, liking SHOPPING! Still, it's not every shopping trip that you are buying for your wedding, so I guess it's ok. I'll go back to normal when it's all done :0)

We tralled all the shops and I didn't like ANYTHING! I was getting a little distraught as I had to have them today for tomorrows fitting. But eventually we ended up in Faith Shoes - I have never been in a Faith store before. Of cause Fay was loving it, as her name is June Faith so she…

Dress shopping with Jacs

Jacquie came over yesterday evening for a night out and a day of wedding dress shopping! And I have to say we had SO much fun!!!

Last night we went out around 7 or 8 ish and went to Bella Italia, formerly Bella Pasta, a favorite old haunt of ours where we knew we could get a good feed for not much cash.... how wrong we were! Horrified we were to discover that along with the name change there has also been an alteration to the menu.... the tripling the price and halving the portions!! Not impressed by that AT ALL as I had next to no money and Jacs was taking us out on her hubby-to-be's money!

We settled for one cause and one bottle of wine, and a sharp exit!

Went to the Sun, and the to LA1, and then to KeyStones. Just for a change really, not places we have gone to before. we had planned to go to Revolution and then give Chicago Rock one last go before it closes for good, but got a wee bit too drunk before we made it to either of those places. it'snot our fault! There was live mus…

Shoe madness!

I suspect I am one of only a few women in the world who doesn't have a shoe fetish. I have shoes, probably more than I need, but that's only because I am a horder and don't throw them away when they really should be chucked. I like to think that I can get them re-heeled or what ever and keep on wearing them but rarely do. In use I have a pair of trainers, a pair of backless pale bue pumps, a pair of black boots. I did have some brown boots that I loved but have recently pulled hte heel off the right foot (oops - damed steep hills and ice! They were a bad choice that day)

So when last night I got a text message from my step mum asking if my wedding dress maker had told me to bring my wedding shoes on Sunday I was a little stunned.

I haven't really thought about shoes yetI'm not going to wear them for anther 15 - 16 monthsNo one will see them under the dress anywayNow, I know that shoes were mentioned last time I was there... something about heel hight. I only really w…

Shoe madness!

I suspect I am one of only a few women in the world who doesn't have a shoe fetish. I have shoes, probably more than I need, but that's only because I am a horder and don't throw them away when they really should be chucked. I like to think that I can get them re-heeled or what ever and keep on wearing them but rarely do. In use I have a pair of trainers, a pair of backless pale bue pumps, a pair of black boots. I did have some brown boots that I loved but have recently pulled hte heel off the right foot (oops - damed steep hills and ice! They were a bad choice that day)

So when last night I got a text message from my step mum asking if my wedding dress maker had told me to bring my wedding shoes on Sunday I was a little stunned.

I haven't really thought about shoes yetI'm not going to wear them for anther 15 - 16 monthsNo one will see them under the dress anywayNow, I know that shoes were mentioned last time I was there... something about heel hight. I only really w…

Wedding Update

So, yeah, a couple of weeks ago now, I went down to my mum's on the sat night and stayed there for the night, having a disccusion with John about Yorkie's suit. John is insisting that I talk him out of wearing a green velevt suit for our wedding, and I tried bery hard to explain that if I was capable of talking him out of it I would have done it by now, but missed out the fact that I hae hardly tried because I know how much he wants it and I'm just not that mean.

The following day I drove mum to Leeds where we meet up with my step-mum fay (much to my dads horror) and together the three of us went to the wedding dress people where I had another fitting and my meaurements taken. We talked colours, fabrics, detailing etc, and together the three of us came up with the ideal dress. Fay handed over a cheque from my dad for the deposit. The deposit is HALF the cost of the dress..... which is £1275!!!!!!!!!

On the wednesday Yorkie and I spent a day ring shopping, and fabric hunting…

Why he's stressed

So now I know what's been bothering him all this time, and why he's been a pain in the arse on and off (more on than off just lately). He's been worried about money.

I'll be the first to admit that we are strapped at the moment, things are certainly "tight" at the moment, but while I'm not happy about it, I'm not overly stressed. I know we have been far poorer than this in the past and if we can get through that we can get through this no problem.

The difference this time is that he's feeling the pinch.

Last time we were brassic it was when I was off work from Sainsbury's on Satutaory sick pay, then laid off when that ran out. During this time he wasn't working either. But because we weren't living together offically then I didn't take any money off him for household bills, he just chipped in with the food shopping.

Now he's living here, and he's the one bringing in the most money while my business is still in it's early da…

Been a while - again

My excuse is this flu thing that I've had, although in all fairness I got over the worst of it a while back. But I have had a shit load of stuff to catch up on and haven't had time to post.

Since my last post I have;

Sorted out my wedding dressSorted out Yorkie's suitStarted to choose our wedding ringsIntroduced my mum to my future mother-in-law
Spent a day with my mum and step mum together....
Been on a Lake District walk with DebsGot a probable contract for 2 web sites, and maybe a thirdSo you can see how posting has been a little difficult?? Maybe?? Or am I just being slack??

So, yeah, a couple of weeks ago now, I went down to my mum's on the sat night and stayed there for the night, having a disccusion with John about Yorkie's suit. John is insisting that I talk him out of wearing a green velevt suit for our wedding, and I tried bery hard to explain that if I was capable of talking him out of it I would have done it by now, but missed out the fact that I hae hardly …

Flu...

I have spent the last few days feeling like utter death! It started on Sunday really, It started to cough a little bit while me and Fay were watching Dad fly. Just a small cough, a bit of a sore throat. By the time I'd got back home to Lancaster I was feeling pretty grotty and have been getting steadily worse since.

Monday night I couldn't stand to be in our bed any more. I needed space to move, I needed to be close to a constant supply of drinks and tissues so I went down stairs and fell asleep on the settee. I've been either on the settee or the futon ever since.

On wednesday I had a appointment with a chap from Computeach. Yorkie was insisting that I was "too sick" (but as he seemed to think I was perfectly well enough to ferry him about, do the shopping, keep the house spotless while he turned it into a shit tip around me, I told him to fuck off). I had the meeting and learned that I don't have 5 grand to spend on a class which will treat me like an idiot …

More MM...!

You know, considering I've been fired..... This is bloody STUPID!

While lying half dead on the settee trying to overcome this horrible bought of flu / cold thing that i seem to have, my mobile goes off. Grudginly I answer it, and its FB.

She wants to know what the password is for the PC that was D's. I know what it is, but damned if I'm helpping the fat brainless slapper out. It seems that she can't get "my" computer to print, so wanted to print via "D's" computer. What a shame. I seem to have "forgetten" what the password is, and how to fix the problem too.

If they can't work without me, they shouldn't have fired me.