Saturday, 22 June 2013

Five days somehow turned to five months...

Writing a blog a day when you have my life which never ever seems to be quiet, turned out to be a little over adventurous. I think I blogged myself out. And so here we are, now in June (yikes, how did we get here so quick?!) and I thought I would start again. Definitely not a blog a day, but maybe one a week..

I'm not covering the last five months because that would be the most ridiculously long blog ever. But what I will tell you is it's been a very testing five months. Well, testing yet rewarding. Dan and I had our one year anniversary, which was perfect and we also had his 21st, again which was pretty perfect. We've had some lovely weekends away, which I will share photos of with you at a later date and now... we are flat hunting! Mainly because living here has been the most testing part of our lives.. but like I said, I'm not going into that. 

So yeah, flat hunting. Exciting! We have literally looked through hundreds of flats and we have our first viewing on Wednesday. I can't wait. It's not too far from home, close to Dan's work and hopefully it'll be perfect access wise, fingers crossed.

Also, I've just completed and passed my PTLLS qualification which means I can now teach adults and I'm currently half way through a cake decorating course at Slattery's, which has lead to me getting quite a few cake orders! Frosty's Little Bakery may just be taking off! Watch this space. 

I met some great people on the PTLLS course, a few of which have turned out to be really good friends, with good contacts too. One of them is a fashion designer and we are so similar in our likes and dislikes that it's scary and the other is just setting up their own business which I'm giving them a hand in designing the webpage and promotional material for. They are both people who bring out the creative side in me and I'm really enjoying that.

I'll post some pics maybe tomorrow of the things I've been working on :) and head over to Frosty's Little Bakery to see photos and details of my latest cakes!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Five days.. FIVE DAYS!! Where the heck have five days gone??? I don't know why I haven't blogged, but I'm determined to keep up with my 'Blog a Day' so even if I only give you a line for each day, I will  type something! Right, let's see if I can remember what happened....!


Friday, hmm... let me see..

 All I remember about Friday is the evening! We'd been preparing for the snow storm that the had forecast, but as it hadn't really materialised once it got to about 6pm, we decided that it wasn't going to come so we braved it and went out to find something to do. We had to drop birthday cards off at my Auntie's house and while we were doing that, somehow, we decided that we should all go to the bingo.. 'all' being my Auntie, Dan and myself. I'd been a couple of times before but not for a fair few years and Dan had never been but he's a fan of the odd gamble so as Auntie Val goes every few weeks we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for her to come and teach us! 

We didn't win anything but it was a good little night out, we had a laugh and I think Dan may have the bug now, he's got a streak of an older generation in him anyway so he fits right in ;)

As we came out of the building we realised the snow had got a little worse, it had started to stick and the wind was horrendous. Dan ran ahead to get the car starting to warm up and I battled against the wind trying to push my way through the couple of inches that had fallen. The next thing I know I see Dan running back towards me, I presumed he was going to help me push but as he approached me he began to lean down towards my height kind of thing. I thought he was going to kiss me, which although it would have been appreciated I thought it was a little random to say the situation! But I was wrong. He leant down and scooped me up and carried me all the way to the car! I was giggling the whole way and just as we reached the car and he was bending to sit me in the car I started to say "How romantic!" and as if it was written in a script with perfect comedy timing, he banged my head on the door frame! It was absolutely hilarious! Pure comedy timing. Then, to make matters even funnier as he turned back to go and collect my chair we saw the wind had spun it around and was rolling away at an alarming speed! Dan had to run to catch up to it! I was laughing so hard! I looked around a couple of times to see if someone was filming us, it would've definitely got the £250 from You've Been Framed!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

From one small room, to a cell..

There's not much that I like more than having a lazy day with my boy. Although it leaves me with a very boring blog to write!

We had planned to go for a nice frosty walk but once we had done a few jobs that we had to do in Bury, we got back and decided that it was just too cold and there was too much ice on the ground. So instead, we stayed in, put the bed down, got under he duvet and cuddled up to a film.. perfect! 
Not that we finished watching it mind. Mum called us for tea and then we decided to go and round to our friends for a brew, so I guess we'll finish watching it another day. I hate leaving a film with no ending lol.
I've just finished watching a programme called 'Inside Death Row with Trevor MacDonald' and it's left me with a feeling that Idon't really know how to explain. The title really gives away what it was about so won't go into too much background but it was the people that he met that have left me with this feeling.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Stepping (wheeling) out of my comfort zone...

I had a very frightening realisation today..... I'm turning in to my mother.
Now, I've known for some time to keep my eye out for this as I can see traits of my mum in both of my sisters, but I didn't see this particular trait coming in me. 
For years now I've noticed that my mum has severe problems with breaking her routine. Anything even slightly different and she goes into a state of panic that makes her stress to high heaven. Even something as small as a visitor coming and so she doesn't start the tea on time, or not being able to do the weekly shop at the same time on the same day each week. She has a very good friend in Scotland who she goes to visit a few times a year and to get there she gets the coach. She has to get the same coach, from the same station, at the same time, every time otherwise she simply won't go. It just messes her head up and she thinks of all the things that could go wrong and it puts her off completely. I've never understood this, and to be perfectly honest it drives me absolutely mad! Now I'm not saying I'm like that, I'm not opposed to change or breaking my routine - although there are some things that I absolutely need a routine for, but that's another story - but I definitely saw a hint of this in me this morning. 

Monday, 14 January 2013

Wow. Just wow.


Les Misérables blew my mind.  I got home from the cinema last night and I just couldn't function enough to blog about it even though I was still so excited. I just sat there, holding a cup of tea randomly bursting out in song with Dan! 

I just can't explain how much it moved me. I don't think I have ever been as moved by a film before. It had me crying at least five times! During a three hour film, you usually get a little restless at times don't you, well I do, I'll start fishing around for sweets, or changing my seating position or something just to change it up a little, but during this film I don't think I took my eyes off the screen once! I couldn't, I was completely captivated. Anne Hathaway singing I Dreamed A Dream, actually melted my heart, to be able to sing so beautifully but at the same time make the audience feel so much pain is extremely talented. 

I am now on a mission to find the soundtrack to download so I can actually hear the professionals sing it rather than me singing it and making even my own ears bleed! I may be able to hold a tune but I am certainly no Éponine! Also, the cinema were giving out the movie posters, but I missed out and as I'm a little bit in love with Hugh Jackman, it made me very sad so I thought I'd find the images online and post them here so I can have a sneaky look every now and again!

Friday, 11 January 2013

My first cake of the year!

 Today was all about the cake making! My favourite thing to do! It was for a friends 50th birthday and she's a big fan of my cake so I promised her I would make her a cake to remember. As you might remember, last year I did a chocolate course at Slattery's and my mum and dad bought me some of the equipment I needed for this for Christmas so with Cath being a big fan of chocolate as well as my cake I thought it was the perfect time to put them to use.
It took me most of the day to do it but I think that's just because I'm still getting used to the skills and equipment and things, I think once I've got the hang of it I could do some really nice work, and hopefully make some money in the process!

There's not much more to say really other than to show you the finished product and see what you think....

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Apologies and regret buys..


I feel I must apologise to the RSPCA. Now, either they read my blog yesterday and I have somehow managed to make them feel guilty enough to come and visit, or.. they aren't actually as useless as I made out. I fear it may be the latter. They turned up to the house today to see the neighbours and I was able to find out what had been said as they phoned us back to update us on the case.

As you can imagined, they were not very pleased to see them turning up on their doorstep, but it sounds like it was a needed visit. Apparently Max the dog has got eaar mites, and an ear infection but other than that isn't in too bad health. The neightbours reason for leaving the dog outside was because he apparently  bit the mother, but the RSPCA officer herself said she didn't really believe this story. The officer said that the mother actually wanted to sign the dog over to them but the daughter wouldn't let them take him saying she wanted to keep him. Even though the officers explained that collies aren't the best dogs to have around children.. 

They have been given one week to make a decision, sort the facilities outside out and get him to the vet to sort out the infection and the mites, if it's not done then the dog will be taken away. I'm not going to hold my breath, but you never know they might surprise me. Although I think it might be our safetly I'm slightly mre concerned about now, after the glaring looks she was giving us through our window earlier.. I'm going to try and steer clear of them I think! Again, I'll keep you informed..