Friday, 30 October 2009
Had a lovely breakfast - I wasn't too hungry after the fish and chips so I only had a poached egg with bacon and black pudding, toast, marmalade, two cups of tea and some orange juice
Phoned DS1 to see if he was up and had he sent the tickets. He was walking back home having got up at 8.00. He slept at his mates. Aww bless him. He takes after his mother you know - kindness and selfless personified !!!! Ron and I go and sit in the conservatory bit and read the papers. I went to the reception to see if I could print off the tickets when the email came through. Err, well, not sure she said, I will have to check with my superior. Huh, thought Burn, wasn't expecting that, I though she would said "course yer can luv!". Go back to the sofa and a nice young man came and asked us if we wanted tea or coffee. Ooh tea would be good said Burn. "You know you are going to have to pay for that" said hubby. "oh be quiet" or something like that! said Burn.
Well Peter rings to say he has sent the email to my hotmail. Burn goes to the reception and she said could I get my son to email them to the hotel reception and she will print them off for me. Go back to the sofa and me tea and me hubby and phone Peter. He says "course I can mum!!!". I go back to the reception 10 mins later - no email. We go for a walk - come back 30 mins later - no email. I phoned DS1 and he said he sent them at 10.24. It is now 11.35. Burn is getting agitated now I then say please please please can you go into my hotmail and get them from there. She reluctantly let me. I even dropped my bosses name into the conversation (after all it is his hotel and her boss too !) that went straight over her head. Stupid woman !!! Anyway to cut a long story short we get the tickets and go to Hampton Court.
We set Jane and off we go. Everything is going great - 3 mins to destination - turn right and then left - we do that and end up in a station car park. This can't be right we think so we drive out (mind you we can see hampton court from the station car park !!!). We drive out and turn left - don't know why but he's driving so we don't question it. Guess what we did - drove round in bloody circles again. Poxy sat nav. Turn her off - she was sooooo getting on our nerves "recalculating route". If she said that once she said it a hundred times !!!! We go by the road signs and end up in the bloody station car park again. Ron parks up, Burn goes and asks a nice young chappy in the station. Yep - we are in the right place. Pay £3.50 and walk over the bridge !!!! Easy peasy !!! Had a fab time at Hampton Court !!!!!!!!!! Knackered though. Well that's that bit for now so I will tell you about the evening meal later.
Hope you are not getting too bored...
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
First of all I must just say we bought a cheap old sat nav to do this journey. "Easy to use" "just turn on" were the strap lines of the advert. The instructions were on an A5 sheet of paper with pics (good job too!) but the writing was soooooo miniscule that I needed my glasses AND my crafting magnifying class (with the extra magnifiying bubble at the bottom) plus bright sunlight to ready the flamin' instructions. Plus the sat nav is Hungarian !!!! Anyway - we turn it on, put in the bits and thought we would try it out. Now logic tells me that you start from one place and finish at another so off we set. Well we just kept going round in circles with the bloody thing taking us back home all the time !!!!!! Heated discussions in the van - Burn turns it off and says "Oh £$%^ it let's just forget it!". Well we gets home and HE has another go with the machine. We put in his mums address etc and off we go. Again she (her name is Jane!) is trying to navigate us back home all the time. Well that's not strictly true some how we were going to an address is Hassocks. Discovered later that HE touched the screen so Jane thought we were changing route and off Jane directed us. Back home we go. Then a little light switch pings in Burn's head. RON STOP PUTTING IN HOME she shouts. JUST PUT IN YOUR MOTHERS POST CODE she shouts again. He then starts an argument "what the *&*& you talking about". TRUST ME shouts Burn again. The bloody GPS will pick us up when we set off and direct us to your bloody mothers you donut !!!! says Burn. After a few you don't know what you are talking about looks and the like off we set. WAHAYYYYYYYY we arrive at his mothers. We knock on the door and say - "Can't stop - just want to use the loo - we have been testing the sat nav - byeeee" and off we go again back home. PERFECT!!!
BTW that has nothing to do with Friday's trip to Weybridge but it is relevant on Saturday's trip !!!!!!!!!
We set off on Friday YOU STILL WITH ME ! It only takes 55 mins to get to the hotel. About 30 or so mins in that bloody light switch pings again !!!! Burn has left the tickets for Hampton Court behind. Don't worry she says looking at HIS thunderous face, I'll phone DS1 and he can email them to me and I can print them off at the hotel. Then spent another 10 mins explaining to HIM how this was going to happen. HE is a bit computer, scanning, emailingly challenged !! I phone DS1 and he says he will do it for us. YIPPEE - sorted. Got to hotel (sat nav just the best!) and went to our room - beautiful it was too. http://www.desboroughhotels.com/wb/ (The Ship).
We go out and get fish and chips at about 8.00. Sneak in the back door with the fish and chips etc and scoff them. Went out again (through the back door - cos don't forget we are still out !) to a pub, came back to hotel (through the front door this time!) went to bed. Right that's Friday - I will do Saturday tomorrow - Watch this space.
Hope you will tune in for the next episode.
I apologise to those who have already heard this story!
Well best get on with me knitting.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
This project was all about blending and masking. Really enjoyed this one. Well best get on with my knitting...........
Love Burnice x
Monday, 26 October 2009
The card was for her friends little brother who was having a cowboy party!!
This is the inside of the box. The painting is using the glimmer mists. The dangly clock is stamped with stazon onto the metal and the circle bit at the bottom of the clock was embossed and filled with glossy accents. the back was covered and thereby making the embossed bit "hard"..........
The bright blue is acrylic paint with mother of pearl precious metal paint on top.
Next installment coming soon!
Sunday, 25 October 2009
The numbers were stamped with stazon onto the copper metal and then "aged" with the blue precious metal paints.
I do hope you like my creation and if you behave yourselves I will put the next project I did on tomorrow.
Have to say I had the best time............................
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Urggg - getting really pee'd off now. As you can see the towel is absolutely soaking wet.
It's not funny anymore !!!!
Friday, 23 October 2009
As you can see they are a bit on the damp side. Well after I had cleared up YET AGAIN I had a total crafting splurg. I got out my paints, grungeboard letters, precious metal paints, glimmer mists and away I went. I'll take some pics tomorrow and put them on here. I have to say I am quite pleased with myself. So all was well in the end !!
Well it was until we went to pick up a chinese (meal that is not person) and couldn't find the car keys. After a few minutes I remembered something. We had gone to Lewes to pick up the works van and we went over in the car. Burn drove the car back. Burn got out the car and took the micky out of Ron cos he was hobbling down the road - he did look funny tho! Can you guess where the keys were - yep you got it again - still in the ignition. I realised cos I couldn't remember pressing the key fob to lock it..... I have never ever done that before ! Now I can here dearest darling hubby every time I come indoors after driving the car "HAVE YOU LOCKED THE CAR AND TAKEN THE KEY OUT "! Everytime I can promise you. He will never let me forget this !!!!!
Best get on with me knitting !
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Mrs sat nav was on form and we (well Linda did) drove and drove and drove and drove. I get out my knitting (very relaxed now you see!) and am three quarters of the way up the leg warmer and then suddenly my driver said "think we might need some petrol!" "WHAT" I say. Now this might not seem a problem but we were on the M25 just before the Heathrow junction! "Don't panic" she said "we have about 30 or so miles left in the tank". "oh that's alright then" I say. "Keep your eyes open for a garage" she says. We go a bit further and Linda remarks "I definitely need petrol now". Did you know there were no garages along the M25. Burn puts her knitting down (nervous now!) and Linda makes an executive decision. We turn off the motorway and then came to a roundabout marked Uxbridge/Hayes or something like that. Well Mrs sat nav is now having an eppy so we had to turn her off cos she was driving us mad! We drive for a fair bit and then came to a junction. Decision time again. Do we go right or left. We go left and Linda said "bet the garage is the other way!" Got to the junction and as we were turning left we looked to our right and there sure enough was a bloomin' big garage !!!!! We turn round. Gave the car a lovely long drink and set off on our way again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I picked up me knitting cos I am relaxed again!!
Anyway I/we had an absolutely fantastic time at the "workshop". It was amazing. Learnt soooo many new techniques, used sooooooo many new products and stamps and met soooooooo many new peoples!! Had a good laugh too. Not allowed to post any images or say anything about it so as not to spoil it for those going this coming weekend. I will say this tho' "YOU WILL LOVE IT". The "thing" I made looks fantastic "in situ". Even him indoors thought so, so it can't be that bad !!!!
I will put some photos on next week.
At work so best fly.
Friday, 16 October 2009
A bit of a laugh - I bought an X-cut pokey tool yesterday and I was playing with it at work, pushing up the bit that makes it go in and out and I pulled the mechanism bit down to put the pokey tool back in its little hidey hole and then went to rub my nose (don't ask!) and stuck the pokey tool into my chin. I hadn't put it right down into it's pokey tool hole. Let that be a lesson to you girlies - make sure you put the pokey tool back into it's pokey tool hole. It did make me jump and, of course, laugh !!!!!!
Went to BSL last night and learnt loads of new stuff. I am really enjoying this. I can sign my name really fast now !!! I also have been given a sign name - it's a form of nickname. It's the sign for "Burn". Cool eh!
I would say "best get on with me knitting" but I can't cos I won't be, but I am taking it with me !!!!!!!
Hope you all have a great weekend and I'll see you all on Sunday night.
Love Burnice xxxx
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
"My phone rang so I answered it with "hello"; he said "hello" back; "hello I said again; "hello" he said again; "hello" I said yet again; "hello" he said yet again; "who's that" I said; "who's that" he said; I giggled; he giggled; and I was just about to say "who's that mucking about" when I heard "him" saying the same thing then I realised I was talking to myself..............
Through the laughter I asked him if he didn't recognise his voice and he said "he didn't, cos he has never heard himself before !!!!" Fair point I thought. Boy oh boy did I laugh....
Well I had kinda forgotten this until last night when I was getting ready for bed and we both thought about it again. Well that was it, I was completely gone. I laughed, cried, coughed and chocked. Gave myself a sore throat and a headache. Last I looked at the clock it said 12.15 bearing in mind we had gone to bed at about 11/11.15.............. I am now actually peeing myself laughing again.
Lesley, I did think of Ed last night with this "dippy Ron" story.
I was going to save it until Friday to tell my friend Linda whilst we were on our way to Milton Keynes to the Paperartsy crafty weekend but decided she might laugh soooo much and her driving might be jeopardised.....
Well I hope you find this little "dippy Ron" story amusing cos believe me there will be a few more of them before the year's out.
We've had a couple already, namely, our trip to Shepperton and the problem with the little ferry; the tent he found on the roof at work and the sat nav................................
Well best get on with me knitting.......
Monday, 12 October 2009
Well, decided it was going to be Roman Blinds, pretty in cabin Burnice thought. Off she trots along Western Road lunchtime and pops into C&H Fabrics (having spent most of the weekend on the internet in Homebase and B&Q - nothing like looking at them in the flesh eh!). Didn't see any she particularly liked and then she thought "Oh sod it - lets have them made - I can afford it" (at the moment!). So off she goes to the desk. Lady behind desk doing something with a clip board and the till. Can I help the person said. "Yes" Burn said, "can you tell me how much it would cost to have four roman blinds the same size and two a different size". Have you chosen the fabric the woman said. "No" said Burn "I don't know what I want at the moment, I just want an idea as to cost". "Well I can't really price them until you chose the fabric". "Nonsense" said/thought Burn ! "you must have a job price to which you add the price of the fabric. I just want a job price, PLEASE!". She gets a folder out and asks me the size. "18 inches wide and 134cm long" (I know I used both types of measurement but I did add that the 134cm was about 48 inches long - done in me head!). She has a look in her folder and then said "£180". "ooh that's not bad thought Burnice but then Burnice nearly had a heart attack cos she hadn't finished speaking. She added "EACH". "WHAT" cried Burn (and the woman standing next to her!) "EACH?". "yes" she said "each". "I'll make my own" Burn said !!!!!! The woman then (very sarcastically) said "we sell the kits, madam!" "Shove your kits" Burn thought (didn't say it honest!). I have to say I was bloody gobsmacked!
Now - you still with me - I get home, go up to the cabin and measure the windows to get the stuff and make me own. Guess what - the doors are 18" each and the windows are 20 inches each!!!!!!!! Got that slightly wrong then eh !! Good job the woman didn't say £20 a curtain eh! I would have been in a bit of a pickle then wouldn't I?. I can buy roman blinds now and cut two inches off each end - YAYEEEEEEEEE. Still might make them tho - will get me mate Freda to help me. Trouble is it will take me a year or two to decide on the fabric whereas if I bought them ready made I can only choose from a limited number. Oh dilema, dilema, dilema.
Still might change me mind and have roller blinds cos the colour would be the same back or front..
Mind you I could have venetian - nah that will just complicate it even more and we can't cope can we fellow bloggers..........................
Well thanks for listening guys.
Best get on with my knitting.
Love Burnice xx
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Anyway I completely forgot to tell you yesterday what Milla said to me. She asked me if she could do something, I said no and then she moaned saying she didn't like it here with me anymore so I said "Tuff". Then she said "you're not my nanny, you're an imposter". "What makes you say that" I asked and then in the blink of an eye she said "Cos my nanny would have said something rudder than that!" Well I just wee'd myself laughing, told her that was a good one and then as I walked passed her she held up her hand and said "Hi five!". Little angel.
I think the best one she ever said was when Kris (DS2) was putting his money into his pocket and asked him for £5. Kris then tells her he doesn't have £5 and she replied "I take switch!" All this at just under 2 years old...................................
Wonder who she takes after !!!!!!!!
Think I may have had a change of heart about the blinds, but don't hold your breath cos I may change it again !!!!!! Sorted out all the stamps - just need more sheets. Note to self - ring Tanda Stamps
I'm watching X Factor at the moment - C'MON STACEY !!!!!!!!! She is adorable and LLOYD and JOE - hedging my bets a bit here eh !
Well best get on with the knitting!
Saturday, 10 October 2009
My blog candy came today and I am very pleased with it. Thanks Emma. Milla said she liked it too - oh no !!!!
My friend came over this afternoon to discuss "windows" and we have decided to make some Roman blinds for the windows. Will be getting the fixings etc on Monday and then the long haul of looking for fabric. I want a coloured lining so it doesn't look odd from the outside. Wonder what tales will come forth from curtain hunting !!!!
After Freda had gone I spent the rest of the afternoon/evening sorting out my unmounted stamps into ring binders. Did about 10 of them when I then discovered I had put the pics of the stamps on the wrong side. Have to take them all off and start again. Job for tomorrow.................
Can't get these bloomin photo's right.
Off to do some more knitting.
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Off the bed we go - thought I would have a sleepless night but I woke up in the middle of the night absolutely peeing myself laughing. I had a dream about putting some kind of pudding in the microwave for Milla and it exploded. daft eh !
Anyway morning now - go up to the cabin at 6.45 to check it out and it was no different than when we left it. We put some really thick seal stuff round the window and put dry towels in place of the wet ones and went to work (after getting a shower, washing my hair and putting my face on that is !) It's raining. So to calm myself I started knitting in the van on the way to work !!!!!!
Now - did it rain in East Sussex I hear you ask. Rain, it was pouring. Instead of going straight home HE decides he wants to go shopping. Shopping we go. We come out of ASDA and it is absolutely torrential. We run to the van, we and the shopping get soaked. We drive through flooded roads etc etc etc. The nearer home we get the more sick I feel.
Right we are home now. Get out of wet clothes, get the freezer stuff in the freezer, grabbed the torch and dry towels, put on coat (with hood) and open the cabin door. I screamed my head off and cried. IT WAS BONE DRY !!!
I apologise profusely now to those of you who are/have been flooded in your homes. I know I am acting like a spoilt child but I can't help it. This cabin has cost me a lot of money and a lot of heartache to get it (bit dramatic the last bit but me mates know what I mean!) and I want it to be just the business. Sorry guys.
Oh BTW if I still have your attention I have some GOOD news. I won some blog candy over on Devotion to the Dream. Thanks Emma. How exciting is that ! Must be beginners luck !!!!
Thanks for listening.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
After I had tidied up I made a card - wahayyy ! Don't like it mind but at least I made one !!! Ron came up with a cup of tea and he sat in the "not wine" sofa and read his paper. We were in there for about an hour. Listening to Radio Gold and singing along to all the oldies.
I am enjoying this blogging lark. I think it is becoming a bit addictive! I can't stop blog hopping.
Right best get on with my knitting.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Saturday, 3 October 2009
The craft racks arrived yesterday afternoon. They are just hunky dorey - no probs with these so no bonfire tonight (anyway it's too wet for a bonfire so that would probably have pee'd me off!). Here is the link http://www.craftracks.co.uk/. I have bought the 12x12 paper stacker, the triple ink rack, the triple multi, and a double one with ink pad storage on one side. They are fandabbydozy! Deby is a delight to chat to. http://www.inkylicious.co.uk/ Ron is going to screw them to the wall so I can fill them up. Hopefully he will do it this afternoon whilst I am at my "stitch club". I will take some pics of it all then.
Well best go and put me face on ready for my girls. Be back later.
Friday, 2 October 2009
It is now 11.21 and I have had a cup of tea and calmed down a bit (just a bit). I have talked myself into keeping the brick red coloured sofa (even though I would have preferred the wine one!). I have decided that maybe that colour would be softer in the cabin. (ooh just had to stop there and listen to Hero by Beyonce on my Nano - just love that song). There, feeling much more mellow now. I will take some pics when it's in situ. I have an "air forcey blue" carpet in the cabin - the sofa better go with it. Oooh mellow didn't last long did it.
I have some Inkylicious craft units coming today too - they better be okay otherwise I feel a bonfire coming on!!!!!!
Well I shall love and leave you now while I go and do some boxing on the Wii to vent my frustrations.
P.S - it could only happen to me!
PPS - just a quick thank you to my FOUR followers - really excited about this blogging now. A special big thankyou to Lesley for giving me the "big up" on her blog. My next challenge is the "link".....................
Thursday, 1 October 2009
I have been to my first BSL (British Sign Language) lesson tonight. It was very daunting. I can sign my name, ask how you are, say hello and goodbye and say thankyou. If nothing else I'll be polite !!!! Actually can't wait until next week now. It goes on for a whole "school year". I get half terms, xmas and easter hols - shame I have to work as well !! I will keep you updated with my progress - how, I don't know, but I will find a way! We do get a qualification at the end. Cool eh?
I did another first last weekend too. I drove to Exeter from home (174 miles). This may not seem like a big deal to many of my fellow bloggers but the furthest I have driven on my own is 20 odd miles!!!! Get it now ! I have never had to really cos I have some fab friends who drive for me (cos I was not liking the driving much!) and a husband who just drove !!!! The trouble with getting there was I had to come home. I did feel a bit 'icky before I left but it soon disappeared. I stopped twice on the way up and once on the way back - got a bit cocky!!! I must say I did feel a bit proud of meself.
The reason for going to Exeter was to go to a craft show at Westpoint. Spent too much money but got to see Lesley and her hubby, Ed. He cooked Saturday and Sunday - my kinda guy - AND bought me some Green and Blacks chocky ice cream. Ooooh lovely! Me liking chocky ice cream.
Well that's it for my first post. Hope it's okay and I'll be back......................................