Archive | March, 2013

Nothing like a challenge

31 Mar

This Easter weekend I had assumed I was going to have an easy time with a small roast and a day of trash tv. All of this was thrown out of the window when less than 48 hours before I had a call from my mum to inform me that come Sunday I was to be holding an easter egg hunt in my garden, thus begun the challenge to find easter eggs on the Saturday before Easter when most shops have already started stocking up for Christmas.

A quick fight to get to the front of the egg line saw my stood next to three middle aged women complaining that “Ain’t no one go no eggs nowhere” how many double negatives does one need? I gave up there and just hit the normal sweet isle to find some kinder eggs and other small bits. 

Move to the morning, I overslept leaving me 2 hours to have a bath, clean the house, write up and hide several easter egg hunt clues for 4 children! There is nothing that gets my arse in gear better than a challenge with an ever decreasing time limit! 

With all that planning and some awesome egg clues nothing could stop the final thing being thrown into a child death match when one child didn’t understand that the final “jackpot” was not all for him but an egg each when he proclaimed “I’VE FOUND THREE EGGS”.

Next year with a bit more warning, I may have time to get a bunny outfit, it certainly would have helped keep me warm whilst they hunted. 

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Cats don’t like change

30 Mar

In the great on going house work job I have finally finished laying and varnishing my living/dining room floor! This has been the main body of my week off of work due to rubbish weather meaning the planned long walks were put off. 

Because the floor is now down I have been able to move the sofas into their new home around the fireplace. All this moving of furniture has thrown the new cat into a world of confusion and new smells as he tries to get his little furry head around why everything is different. It also means there are new wires that he has discovered can be chewed on. Bad kitteh. 

This week has also been a good chance to pop up a load of new drawings onto ebay to try and work on getting more money for a new kindle which is forever being put back – this month due to an outrageously high O2 bill as they kindly didnt send me a text or email to say my limit was close to excess despite all their other texts advertising fatty foods and cheap clothes manage to get through every time. So yes new kindle is now behind “pay off phone bill”.

But it has been fun doing lots of new drawings of which a few are now displayed in their full glory! 

Bexon-white on ebay if interested in any 🙂

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Routine is Key!

21 Mar

I have now been in my new house for just over 2 months now and am only just getting back into the swing of a normal life! My credit card after a hard pounding is beginning to recover from the shock of being so high. There are a lot of DIY jobs still on the go becasue I never work on one job at a time…My lack of concentration even shocks me sometimes…ooo snow!

I have half a fireplace tiled, waiting on the last 1/4 of the walls to be painted, waiting on a trip to B&Q (only after they sent me a voucher as good will for a total fuck up on their behalf with paint mixing which wasted me two 40 min journeys and over an hour in store) – Note: it is worth complaining if you have been treated badly but also when you do experience excellent customer service, take the time to send those people a nice message to know that their help was appreciated….it can really make someones day as its easy to complain and people often forget the people who help.

I also have half a floor laid and stained with the rest needing finishing but I need a free weekend as I wont work after 6pm due to two children in the house next door.

I have a dining table half completed in the garage awaiting a trip to Ikea to buy a specific set of metal legs that I want. And on top of all that we have just rescused a kitteh from the RSPCA (http://www.rspca-tunbridgewellsandmaidstone.org.uk/pet/cats/) Sparky as he was known but also lovingly now known as Sparticus for his love of attacking everything (but ever so gently) who will need to have a cat flap fitted into the kitchen door which I will be doing on my first week off from work this year.

However much all of the above sounds (not even going into the broken boiler pump that needs to be looked at) I am finally into some sort of routine again managing to do the day job and come home to have a good draw on the sofa. My kindle also got steped on (sad face!) and whilst I save up some pennies from somewhere I now use my hour train journey to do some sketches (much to the snooping of fellow train commuters).

So Yay to Routine as that is key to knowing what the hell I am supposed to be doing and so a quick evening sketch of The Joker and HQ dancing whilst the husband was at the pub. Image