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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Photo Every Day #31

Today I thought I'd make my PED a self portrait since I haven't taken any photos of myself for a while. My hair's getting really long now and has a nice wave to it today after I scrunch dried it. I'm still debating whether to stop trying to get it to have a proper red tint to it and just dye it black again or whether to keep trying with the red. I suppose it's all going to come down to how I feel when I go to buy some hair dye.


Song Of The Day: Slipknot - Duality
Reason: There was a live version from Download I think on Zane Lowe's radio show on the way home tonight. They are the most amazing band.

Highlight Of The Day: Looking after Pixie and seeing her and the cats taking big steps towards getting on better. They were sleeping a mere foot away from each other and Asami usually doesn't even come in the room when she's here!

Inspiration Of The Day: Film festival research for a film I'm assistant producing on. Makes me want a full time film job asap!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Photo Every Day #30

Today was going to be my productive afternoon but it fell flat on it's face. I'm still exhausted all the time and keep having to take lots of naps which wastes my day. I read somewhere that taking Iron can help so I'll have to pop down to the heath shop and see. I'm looking forward to the weekend as my stag chandelier is being put up in the front room so I'll soon be able to start looking for stag wallpaper. I want it to stay with my French Noir theme that I want to have running throughout but to also have a hint of the British countryside with the stag theme too.


Song Of The Day: Metallica - Seek & Destroy
Reason: Love this song and I've set a programme about Metallica's songs to record so I'm looking forward to watching it.

Highlight Of The Day: Watching MTV's The Valleys. I'm a big fan of Jersey/Geordie Shore, but the people on the Valleys make their antics look like a night out with a Sunday School!

Inspiration Of The Day: Kate Moss: Creating An Icon. This documentary about Kate Moss charts her rise to fame and discusses her appeal. I think the message Kate stands for is pretty simple; be yourself and ignore the negative.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Photo Every Day #29

Today I have been decoration the reception area at work with pink balloons in order to promote Valentine's Day. I think it looks ok since I literally had only balloons to use; no string, helium or heart shaped anythings. I've been wearing one of my new Xmas perfumes a lot at the moment. It's called Kate by Kate Moss. Not normally a person who's scent I'd be rushing to smell, but it's actually really nice and quite refreshing as we start heading towards spring.


Song Of The Day: Slipknot - Duality
Reason: First Slipknot song I ever loved.

Highlight Of The Day: A good chunk of the snag list for our house getting worked on. Just all the faffing about with the kitchen to go...

Inspiration Of The Day: Poms Not Bombs!

Monday, 28 January 2013

Photo Every Day #28

Just a quick one as I want to make the most of precious sleep time. Soap & Glory stuff has definately been perking me up when the weather is poor and dries out my skin.


Song Of The Day: Unknown Song
Reason: Heard a song for the first time on the radio today, I just have the tune stuck in my head and can't remember the lyrics. Something about someone forcing her to feel bad about herself?

Highlight Of The Day: Chippy tea from Neptune in Latchford. Nice, non-greasy chippy!

Inspiration Of The Day: Photo Image Blinds. Really nice but not sure they're quite right for my house decor.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Photo Every Day #27

Today I caught Klaus asleep in his litter tray. He'd dragged his paper towels that he uses as bedding into the litter tray, plumped them all up so they were nice and comfy, and went to sleep! I guess this is the rat equivalent of sleeping with a duvet in the bath.

Makeshift Bed:
Makeshift Bed

Song Of The Day: Will.I.Am & Britney Spears - Scream & Shout
Reason: Didn't really think much of this song at first, but now it's really grown on me.

Highlight Of The Day: Seeing the sun and no snow!

Inspiration Of The Day: We started watching the tv drama Appropriate Adult which was on ITV a while back, it's really good. It's the kind of drama that should be on tv all the time.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Photo Every Day #26

Today we went to the East Orient Chinese Buffet for my friend's leaving meal. I'm really gutted to be losing such a good friend at work, but am glad that we're good enough friends for it not to matter too much.

Department Friends:
Donna's Leaving Meal 26th Jan 2013 (1)

Friday, 25 January 2013

Photo Every Day #25

Today we went for drinks at the pub where the boy works with a friend and his new lady friend. I've not been out for drinks in ages so it was nice to do something different (even though I'm still not drinking alcohol). It's snowing quite heavily, so I'm secretly hoping for a snow day, even though it probably won't happen.

Snow Is Falling:
Snow Is Falling

Song Of The Day: The Veronica's - Take Me On The Floor
Reason: Great song, listened to it before my interview today.

Highlight Of The Day: Drinks with friends

Inspiration Of The Day: The snow! Would love to take some photos if a snow day does occur!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Photo Every Day #24

Today I've been in a rather good mood. I assume it's because I'm looking forward to Friday and Saturday.  Nothing interesting to say about today really! Kitties are being naughty and they've just had a big fight. Not the best thing when Asami has just had surgery!

Watching TV With Uncle Stu-Stu:
Watching TV With Uncle Stu-Stu

Song Of The Day: B.o.B - So Good
Reason: Just stuck in my head today. Must have been from listening to it in work.

Highlight Of The Day: Draco snuggles on my new sofas.

Inspiration Of The Day: Charlie The Unicorn. Needs no explaining.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Photo Every Day #23

Today Asami went to the vets to be spayed. No baby Asamis. Sad face. She seems completely normal; running around, playing, fighting, jumping off/on to high things. She's supposed to be taking it easy but no chance! She's already had plenty to eat and drink so it all looks good so far. She's back for a checkup on Friday so fingers crossed she gets the all clear.

Bare Kitty:
Bare Kitty

Song Of The Day: Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Reason: Love this song and video. Just love her in general!

Highlight Of The Day: Picking up Asami and knowing she was ok.

Inspiration Of The Day: Just bought an amazing cushion from Dwell. Definately my new favourite home store.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Photo Every Day #22

Today's PED is a photo of me trying on a trapper hat. I really want one! Also in the photo is a poster of Jamie Redknapp, which is blatantly photo bombing!! Tomorrow Asami is going in to be spayed. As much as I'd love to see what her kittens would look like, I wouldn't be able to give them away, and I do not want to be living with 389493285 cats!

Hi Jamie:
Hi Jamie

Song Of The Day: Papa Roach - She Loves Me Not
Reason: Jacoby Shaddix. Get in my bed. Love this song too!

Highlight Of The Day: Having a good clean whilst kitties 'helped'.

Inspiration Of The Day: Getting an interview for a job! Fingers crossed.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Photo Every Day #21

Today has been full of catching up with friends, which made work fly, then eating too much in the late afternoon/evening. I feel that I don't have anything exciting to blog about at the moment as it's just constant house stress that's dominating my life. I'm just trying to get to Wednesday when I have a day off!


Song Of The Day: Daughtry - It's Not Over
Reason: Powerful, emotional song, love it.

Highlight Of The Day: A strawberry tart in Ikea.

Inspiration Of The Day: Multishade blinds by Vale. I really want some for my patio doors.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Photo Every Day #20

Today has been another run of the mill, boring day. I really need something new to focus on and keep me going. We're thinking about trying to volunteer at the RSPCA or Cats Protection, which will also give me some experience towards getting started on my way to becoming a Vet Nurse. Fingers crossed.

Run, Run, As Fast As You Can:
Run Run As Fast As You Can

Song Of The Day: Ke$ha - Die Young
Reason: Good party tune.

Highlight Of The Day: Some really nice people in work. It's nice to chat to different people than you'd normally associate with.

Inspiration Of The Day: Extreme Couponing. It's a documentary about people who save loads of coupons and stockpile the things that are on offer. They were buying hundreds of dollars of stuff and paying nothing! Crazy! Wish I was more frugal.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Photo Every Day #19

Today was a poo day really. Just cos silly things happened and one person wanted to stir the pot. But we did have a nice takeaway and watched Jonathan Ross so it's all good in the end. We also got to meet our friend's new lady friend, who seems lovely, so that was a nice end to a crappy day.


Song Of The Day: Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Reason: Any band that are that beautiful should live next door to me. And walk round naked. Often. RIP The Rev.

Highlight Of The Day: Coming home from work.

Inspiration Of The Day: The Haunted Places website shows hundreds of haunted places across America. There are some truly beautiful buildings in there too.

Film Review: Mega Shark Vs Crocasaurus (2010)

Mega Shark Vs Crocasaurus

Mega Shark Vs Crocasaurus is another of those wonderful made-for-dvd movies frequently shown on the SyFy channel. The film sees some miners in the Congo accidentally unleash the Croc, which subsequently goes on a rampage! Meanwhile Mega Shark has also re-awoken to snack on the Corcasaurus' giant eggs. An unlikely trio of Dr Terry McCormick (Jaleel White), Agent Hutchinson (Sarah Lieving) and Nigel Putnam (Gary Stretch) go in search of the beasts in order to destroy them.

There's plenty of shark and croc antics, with the pair both causing mass destruction. The main trio of characters are a great mix. I love Sarah Lieving! She's great as the hard faced Agent and a good role model for women. It's a really fun film and really keeps your attention even though it is really predictable, but that's half the fun. 

My only criticism of the film was that I didn't think there was a lot of shark vs croc, more just them causing damage separately; maybe they should have teamed up rather than go on solo missions! Then again, maybe that's the next film.

Definitely worth watching! I'd also recommend reading the 'Goofs' section on the film's IMDb page for some giggles too!

Rating: 8/10

Film Review: Snatch (2000)


Snatch is a British film about an illegal boxing match and a stolen diamond. Various characters lives are intertwined in the lead up to a fixed boxing match between a gypsy (Brad Pitt) and a pro boxed, Brick Top (Alan Ford). Jason Statham and Stephen Graham (one of my favourites) make a fabulous pairing as the boxing promoters. Meanwhile a valuable diamond is stolen by Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) and Vinny (Robbie Gee) and Sol (Lennie James) with their driver Tyrone (Ade) are sent to rob the bookies in which Franky has supposedly gone to place a bet on the fight, in order to gain the diamond for their boss. The best scenes by far contain Vinny, Sol and Avi attempting to rob the bookies and them in their getaway car with the stray dog Vinny has rescued. They are hilarious and the casting is perfect. 

Directed by Guy Ritchie and with an all star cast I thought I’d be pretty impressed. However, I feel that it fell short of the hype and status as a classic it seems to have picked up. 

The characters were mostly likeable and interesting, and the acting is certainly up to scratch. But I felt there was just too much going on with all the interlinking stories to make it enjoyable. I felt that as soon as I’d started getting interested in one set of characters and their story it whizzed onto the next and repeated the same feelings. It was almost like it was a small child who couldn’t quite sit still. I felt that too much went on within the length of the film; it could have been extended or some of the story left out in order for it to run smoother for me.

Overall, it was a good film but a bit too rushed for me as I prefer a slow build up where I can really get to know the characters before all the running around begins.

Rating: 7/10

Film Review: Rage Of The Yeti (2011)

Rage Of The Yeti

Rage Of The Yeti is a made for tv movie, specifically for the SyFy channel. I didn’t actually tune in until the first half hour had passed, but I managed to catch up pretty quickly. The film sees a group of treasure hunters searching for valuables in the Arctic. However, they run into trouble when the weather turns particularly bad and one by one group members start to disappear. 

Rage Of The Yeti is one of those films that’s so bad it’s good! As long as you watch it expecting a light hearted, stereotypical story you’ll enjoy it for what it is. Those that think it is a genuinely ‘bad’ film that was made by a bunch of amateurs are very wrong. As a film created purposefully for enjoyment it succeeds 100% in its mission. Sometimes film doesn’t need to be full of meaning and hidden depths.

The characters are forgettable, but it certainly wasn’t the worst acting I’ve seen. The CGI monsters were obviously fake, but they were well designed and more interesting that the typical bigfoot style yeti. The baby ones were particularly cute!

Although I wouldn’t watch this again, it did what it said on the tin and entertained me, so what more could you ask for!

Rating: 6/10

Friday, 18 January 2013

Photo Every Day #18

Today I've had a nice relaxing day off. I wish I'd felt a bit more alert and awake as I wasted it really by just bumming around. However, it's nice to have the odd lazy day.


Song Of The Day: Jason Derulo - Don't Want To Go Home
Reason: Really makes me want to dance, but I can't remember what song the beat is originally from.

Highlight Of The Day: Tea with the boy and our friend.

Inspiration Of The Day: The outfits in Sucker Punch.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Photo Every Day #17

Today I have just been in agony with my shoulder, it seems to hurt every time I have to cough, which is a heck of a lot on a good day nevermind when I have a cold/chest infection! However, I went into job 1 today to drop off some presents for one of my friends who's leaving. We surprised her with some boots she was after for ages. She'd reserved them but before she could buy them another friend came in, she bought them (as a gift for the one who's leaving)! When she came to the till to pick her reserved boots they were gone! We all managed to fib to her and tell her they'd been recalled. She was heartbroken the poor girl! But it was worth it to see her caught off guard when she opened the box. I also discovered a new place to eat. It's called Bap and is round the corner from both of my jobs. It's like a home made version of Subway really, it sells made to order sandwiches. The girl recommended we tried the bbq sweet chilli chicken which was amazing! I will definitely be going there more often.


Song Of The Day: Korn - Blind
Reason: One of my ultimate favourite songs and definitely one of the best Korn songs.

Highlight Of The Day: Giving my friend her presents.

Inspiration Of The Day: Black Milk Clothing on Instagram. Pure fashion porn!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Photo Every Day #16

Today I went for lunch in the restaurant at work with two of my closest friends whilst I was on my dinner. It was really nice to have a proper break from work and a good chat. I had the sweet chilli chicken flat bread on recommendation of one of the girls and it was really nice! Deffo a new fave.

Lunch Break:
Lunch Break

Song Of The Day: Metallica - Enter Sandman
Reason: Classic!

Highlight Of The Day: Lunch with my ladies.

Inspiration Of The Day: The beautiful things on Bodie and Fou.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Photo Every Day #15

Today I have been in agony with my back. I think I twisted it too much in work over the weekend whilst sat at my desk but it feels like someone's stabbed me in it! I'm trying to rest it so that I can get some stuff done on Friday, my only day off this week. I've been wrapped in a blanket with Draco most of the night so time well spent in my book.

Kitty Dreams:
Kitty Dreams

Song Of The Day: Multiple Train songs.
Reason: Two of their albums were on repeat. I am not a fan.

Highlight Of The Day: A nice lie in.

Inspiration Of The Day: Vera Wang wedding dresses. I'm a future owner of one :)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Photo Every Day #14

Today I seemed to do a lot but don't seem to have a lot to show for it. This afternoon we went to Ikea to pick up some legs for our bathroom cabinet (and to have hotdogs), called at the pet shop to look at some fish that I want, went to the Butterfly Chinese Restaurant in Stockton Heath for tea, called at Toys R Us to get some sea monkeys, popped into Next to pick up a gift and then called in to see my Mum at work! But all I have to show for my day are some cabinet legs, a rail and my sea monkey kit!


Song Of The Day: Avril Lavigne - Fall To Pieces
Reason: One of the ultimate broken heart songs

Highlight Of The Day: A nice meal out.

Inspiration Of The Day: Tropical Fish! In particular the strange looking ones. The uglier the better. I really want to be able to go scuba diving somewhere with lots of fish and sea creatures in the near future.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Photo Every Day #13

Just a quick one as I'm exhausted. Asami is tired too!


Song Of The Day: Bowling For Soup - Punk Rock 101
Reason: Such a silly, fun song.

Highlight Of The Day: Sleeeeeeeeeeeep

Inspiration Of The Day: Today I've been in love with watching my kitties whilst they're sleeping. They're beautiful!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Photo Every Day #12

So after we found out little Quigley had mites I decided that changing the floor/bedding they're on might be a good start to helping him feel better. They were on Kitty's Crumble which I really like as a flooring. It gives a good covering, keeps quite warm, is dust free and has no odour. The geckos are also on it so it was convenient to buy a big bag for all of them to share. The only bad side I found was when the lazy bums didn't want to poo in the litter tray, it sort of blended in and was hard to pick out on a day-to-day basis. It also tended to cover any fresh veg that dropped off the platforms onto it, but that's to be expected when ratties can't keep it in the bowl! I did a good bit of research into what bedding might be best and finally decided to give Care Fresh a go. So far, they've not troubled themselves to get out of bed and have a look, but I'm sure we'll have a verdict by tomorrow.

New Bedding:
New Bedding

Song Of The Day: Feeder - Just The Way I'm Feeling
Reason: It's been stuck in my head all day, I must have listened to that album a million times as a teenager.

Highlight Of The Day: Kitty snuggles with Draco

Inspiration Of The Day: Pomeranian Poof Ball Tote Bag. I need one of these so badly.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Photo Every Day #11

Today the heating/electrics have broken. It's getting way beyond a joke now. So I'm wearing the boy's Santa onesie cos I can't find mine.

Onesie Feet:
Onesie Feet

Song Of The Day: Pinhead Gunpowder - Letter From AOF
Reason: Just love this album and band. Fun record.

Highlight Of The Day: Getting the kitties a litter box with a hood. Way less mess.

Inspiration Of The Day: We tuned in to Rage Of The Yeti (spoilers in the article on the link) when it was half way through, but it wasn't too hard to follow to be fair. It's one of those super cheap, low budget films but I find them more entertaining than blockbusters that millions are spent on. It was good fun to watch and laughable. I think that the best  way to go about viewing this kind of film is to not take it seriously and just enjoy it for what it is.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Photo Every Day #10

So after some measuring up of our kitchen that was fitted wrongly we have discovered that the kitchen units that were ordered are actually correct. In fact, it's the entire kitchen as a room that has been build smaller than stated on the plan. There aren't enough words with similar meaning to the word 'idiot' as I need right now. However, trying to focus on the positives, me and my Dad built our new dining table. It's really nice but everything is a bit of a squash since the fridge is just chilling in the wrong place due to the fact it won't fit in it's designated area thanks to someone's stupid fuck up. Once we're all sorted it will be nice to have people round to eat at it.

Come Dine With Me:
Come Dine With Me

Song Of The Day: Santana Featuring Rob Thomas - Smooth
Reason: Fab song, love the 90s outfits all the girls are wearing in the video and love Rob Thomas in a cowboy hat!

Highlight Of The Day: Getting our bins! Sounds like a daft thing, but we can finally clear some of the rubbish out of the way!

Inspiration Of The Day: Failbook. Freaking hilarious.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Photo Every Day #9

So today I have been half dying with the stupid head cold the boy gave me. The cough has started this afternoon and I literally can't stop. I usually have a bad cough anyway, although the docs say I'm not asthmatic but don't care enough to find out more...! But it's ridiculous today, I keep having to lie down as I can't seem to cough enough to clear my chest. Here's hoping it doesn't last too long. Tonight I made our dining chairs, or rather pieced them all together, I didn't hand make them or anything sadly! The table is a two man job so we'll probably do that in the morning.

New Dining Chairs

Song Of The Day: NOFX - Franco Un-American
Reason: I love NOFX, they were one of the best bands, if not the best, I've ever seen at a festival. Their set was hilarious and so entertaining. I went to see them with a friend when I lived in Leeds but they didn't seem to have the same spark, still entertaining nonetheless.

Highlight Of The Day: Someone coming to get started on our snag list.

Inspiration Of The Day:  Whilst looking for cutlery online I came across this article, my personal favourite is the fish one!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Photo Every Day #8

Today we took Quigley to the vets as I'd noticed some little sores around his ears and on the back of his neck. After having a look and taking a skin scraping, the vet said that he seemed to have mites as there were eggs in the skin sample. No wonder he's been looking red and sore. So he's now having spot-on style treatment, one drop on his neck, one near his bum every two weeks until it clears up. Klaus and Jacques are also going in tomorrow to be weighed so they can be treated too, although they seem to be fine. Little Quig weighs 560g! In other news, we're still trying to get rid, ie eat, all o the xmas choccies.

Miniature Pralines:
Miniature Pralines

Song Of The Day: Dido - Here With Me
Reason: I love this album. I remember borrowing it from the library and copying it onto tape and listening to it constantly for months when I was a young teen.

Highlight Of The Day: Getting Quigley on the road to feeling better.

Inspiration Of The Day: Martin Lewis' website/emails about saving money. They're genuinely useful and in the words of Asda; every little helps!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Photo Every Day #7

Today has been a day of many dead ends in a way. We're trying to get things moving with the house but nothing seems to have actually made any progress. I'm in a fed up mood and have two big itchy bites, one on my arm and the other on my hand. I have no idea where they've come from but I'm hoping more don't appear.


Song Of The Day: Foo Fighters - The Pretender
Reason: Reminds me of second year at uni.

Highlight Of The Day: Getting a new really soft, snuggly throw.

Inspiration Of The Day: Marilyn Manson's music videos. Granted I've not seen every single one or anything, but the ones for his most famous/popular songs are pure beauty for my eyes. I'm hugely into the beautiful and macabre side of things; I just want to live in his video worlds!
Marilyn Manson: The Beautiful People:

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Photo Every Day #6

Today we decided that our good friend could move into our spare room for a couple of months until he gets himself sorted. It's not the best living at home with parents after living away for several years so I can sympathise with that frustration. I do think our house will end up being like a student house again, but I think it'll be a nice way to break it in.


Song Of The Day: Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
Reason: Still such an awesome song after all these years.

Highlight Of The Day: A film night with homemade (by me) spag bol and garlic bread.

Inspiration Of The Day: The actor Stephen Graham. He's just fantastic in every role he's in! My particular favourite is Combo from This Is England. He's very underrated and I will be following his work for the foreseeable future.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Photo Every Day #5

Today hasn't been such an interesting day. I got to spend the evening sorting out things and watching crime documentaries, two of my favourite things! I'm looking forward to tomorrow evening as we're having a film night with our friend. It's his choice of film, so hopefully he'll pick something decent!

Sleepy Salami:
Sleepy Salami

Song Of The Day: Katy Perry - ET
Reason: Love the song, so dramatic.

Highlight Of The Day: Sorting out a big pile of paperwork. Another thing off the to-do list.

Inspiration Of The Day: A bit of a strange one, but I've been watching a few documentaries about the Moors Murderers this evening. My inspiration for today is Winnie Johnson, the mother of Keith Bennett, who was one of the child victims of Hindley and Brady. It's so admirable that she never gave up the hope that she would find her beloved son. Her dedication to finding him is truly admirable and I hope that someone would feel the same way if I went missing.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Photo Every Day #4

Today has been one of those days where I feel like I've done a lot but it seems to have been quite long. We bought a new desk from Staples which is really nice, hopefully it'll be build after the weekend so I can start to organise some things in the study. We also bought a mop and bucket so I have a nice clean kitchen floor. Me and my friend made fajitas for the boy and his friends (and ourselves obviously) then I've come online to look for more furniture! Next week I have 2 days off and 3 half days so really looking forward to trying to get some stuff sorted out and done.

Xmas Choccies:
 Xmas Choccies

Song Of The Day: Nicki Minaj - Va-va-voom
Reason: Saw the video for the first time today, I really like how creative and well styled they are.

Highlight Of The Day: Buying a lovely new desk

Inspiration Of The Day: This article on The Fetlife a photo series by photographer Danny Ghitis. Really amazing how people can have such complex likes and dislikes yet sexual fetishes are still such a taboo and almost cannot be shared freely.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Photo Every Day #3

Today has been long, mainly as I've had a bizarre neck ache all evening. I think it was just a little stiffness from repeatedly doing the same motion whilst at work looking at information and typing it in as it seems to have worn off now. In other news, tomorrow is Fajita Friday with one of my longest serving friends, which I'm looking forward to. I'm also looking forward to having no overtime at job #1 next week and having a bit of time to catch up on my to-do list. Today's PED is of some Alice In Wonderland magnets I got for xmas, I actually thought it was a mirror but was pleased to find they were magnets as it probably would have ended up broken and battered being in my handbag.

Wonderland Friends:
Wonderland Friends

Song Of The Day: Robbie Williams - Candy
Reason: Ridiculously catchy; once you've heard it once, you hear it all day.

Highlight Of The Day: Seeing how friendly Draco is. He jumped up on my Mum and instantly made himself at home when she popped in.

Inspiration Of The Day: This super interesting article; Clearing Clutter - Part 1 - Understanding How Clutter Affects You - Whether You Realise it Or Not. It provides a great insight on how junk and rubbish in the house can affect you on a daily basis with big consequences.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Photo Every Day #2

Today we took Draco to the vets for his last kitten jab, he was very good but kept wanting to explore the room rather than stay on the table. We also had a designer from John Lewis come round to try and give us some more ideas on how to fit wardrobes and/or storage space into the bedroom. He was a really nice guy with some great ideas, far better than others we've seen who just gave us the most simple option. I still want to stick to my 'French Noir' theme though. I want it to look luxurious and elegant without looking cluttered or too over the top.

The Many Positions Of A Sleeping Kitty:
The Many Positions Of Sleeping Kitty

Song Of The Day: New Found Glory: My Friends Over You
Reason: Nice bouncy song by a band than do bouncy songs to perfection.

Highlight Of The Day: Seeing Pixie and Draco in the same room getting to know each other.

Inspiration Of The Day: I've been looking at lots of French noir styles of furniture and this is the sort of look I want to go for!

French Noir

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Photo Every Day #1

So today I'm starting again on PED for 2013! I'll do a highlights if 2012 blog tomorrow as I can't seem to connect to the Internet on my laptop via my phone! Today I went shopping with a friend, it was a bit of a poor turn out for me as I only bought some microfibre cloths and a scrubbing brush, but I was happy enough. I also discovered that Ed's Easy Diner has opened at Cheshire Oaks! I love the milkshakes and can't wait to go next time I'm there. Tomorrow Draco is off to the vets for his last set of kitten injections. Then we have the design lady coming back with our study and bedroom design ideas. I've been trying to think of a new section to add to my blog, I think I may try and do 'Inspiration Of The Day'. So I'm thinking this could be a photo, quote, person, film, song, anything really!

Ed's Easy Diner:
Eds Easy Diner

Song Of The Day: Fiona Apple - Paper Bag
Reason: Easy song to relate to dressed up in an interesting metaphor.

Highlight Of The Day: Discovering Eds Easy Diner at Cheshire Oaks

Inspiration Of The Day: I'm going to say my other half, I take him for granted sometimes, but he is useful sometimes....I suppose.