Here is my new blog space xxxxx
I will email all of you too xxxx
Hey everyone - thanks for all your comments and yes yes I will keep in touch - I will do a blogger - or try at least!!! I will let you know when I get the link. Can everyone please leave me their link if they do another blog. Also I am on Facebook - just search for me - Elaine Sayers - Brighton and Hove network - of course there is always email too!! My facebook link is on my sidebar! Ive got Sandra, Joan and Jeannette on my facebook already!!! Thanks to those who have already left me their link - together we will keep in touch!!!
Love Laine xxx
I saw my journal as a place to vent out when I wanted to. A place I have met such wonderful friends. Kind thoughtful loving friends. I feel so guilty that I've been away and now I come back the AOL is getting rid of journals. Do they know what they are doing? We have them for this month I believe, so we can sort out new journals and stick together hopefully. Ive already been over to Donna's new blogger and that worked ok!
Thank you for the lovely comments you have all left in the past and keep watching as I will probably have my new link on here soon.
Love you all!!!
Lainey Laine xxxx
Yesterday was a lovely day. Yesterday my Mum and Dad celebrated their 45th Wedding anniversary and we celebrated it with them. They treated us out to a lovely meal!! Lucky us - it was lovely.
We went to the Giant's Rest in Wilmington it was fabby!!!!
A beautiful day! Just been to work!
Out tonight - over to see David and Shelley in Folkestone for a curry!
No kids this weekend - so chillin big time! The house all to ourselves its very peaceful.
Don't know where to go tomorrow - want to make the most of the weather and a day to ourselves!
Got my interview next week on Thursday at 10.30 for Tesco!
Back into college on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons! My week is so busy!!!
My Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary tomorrow - 45 years. Happy wedding anniversary Mum and Dad!!!
Im a little grumpy coz I cant sleep.
Not so confuzzled anymore.
Crowhurst cant offer me a permanent job coz they cant afford to take on anymore staff. Crazy really because I will just go on working there and filling in for staff anyway! Im casual you see - so at anytime they could say sorry no work! But its been like that for six years.
Anyway, so I only have Tesco to think about now then. I went to the open day at the Innovation Centre!! It was a bit naff really - it was like a load of sheep being herded in then out again! We all just followed each other, sat and listened then that was it! I was a bit concerned as they were asking people to fill out application forms and I had already done mine and was told that I had passed the application stage. You see I applied for Team Leader position a few weeks ago. Most people there today were applying for Customer Assistant jobs. Anyway, this nice man took me to see a nice lady and they told me not to worry they just wanted me to do the open day and that I would get an interview probably by the end of the week!! So fingers crossed!!
So many of my friends have applied to Tesco. In fact, the whole of Hastings has applied I reckon! At least Im one step ahead of most having passed the application stage.
Sam has got his drum kit!! He is very good at it actually - I was pleasantly surprised. And yes Diama they are very much in to rock! They like Metallica, Slip Knot - Enter Shakari etc. etc. you might know those bands hun, I dont! LOL
Joe has his guitar assessment tomorrow for his new guitar lessons. He is going to learn rock on his electric guitar - he already is pretty good!
Im writing this late because Im up and cant sleep because of my bloomin back again! I had a few days of sleeping really well but this weekend Ive not slept well at all. Think it might be that my mind is all over the place. I will feel better once I have settled into a job and know where I am.
I can't seem to put my mind to anything at the moment. I have about four books on the go! Im halfway through two films! I want to do scrapbooking, then card-making, then drawing, then reading,then writing but then nothing! I wish I could settle - so many things I want to do then I dont do them! Im back to college to finish my Science off - I cant get back into it yet and havent done any homework!! I will get there though.
Im confuzzled I am!!! OOOOOH I dont know what to do!!!
Ive been working in Reception lately at Crowhurst Park. Quite like it but not got contracted hours yet! Well Im casual if you know what I mean. Im still doing the cleaning there too and Ive been there for over 6 years so Im very comfortable there and got lots of friends.
But.............. I have applied to work at our brand new super dooopery dooo biggest ever Tesco Extra. Which is just up the road and I have applied to be a Team Leader. There is also a chance to do graduate training and become management!! Ive got the interview on Sunday at 10am. Its their recruitment weekend!!
Now the bosses at Crowhurst know Im going for a Tesco job they want to try keep me there and offer me permanent hours - but its not all confirmed yet!!
Hmmmmmmm do I stay where Im comfortable or do I take on a new challenge.
Yes Im still wanting to do teaching but thats on hold for a couple of years - cant afford to do it at the mo. Need to work for the money.
I just won a drum kit on Ebay - nooooooo not for me!!! Sam wants it! What have I let myself in for!! Anyway, great excitement here tonight that we won the bid!! Sam became 15 on 7th September!! Yes you heard me right he is 15!! My boy!! Awww bless him! Now he is spending his birthday money on a drum kit!! hmmmmph!! Anyway, its got silencers on it - made sure of that!!
Joe is still doing well with his guitar - infact, he is very good!
I feel in a writing mood - not been in a writing mood for ages and ages as you well know!! I dont even think Ive got any readers left - well obviously I wouldnt coz I havent written LOL!!
Ive been addicted to Facebook - met up with alot of old friends from school and it is really good. Gave up with Myspace - dont do that anymore!
Ive also been reading alot. At the moment I am reading a Sue Townsend book - its called the Queen and I. I was thinking of getting it on audio as I think it will be much funnier when you can hear the accents - the queen talking queen and Prince Charles. Well anyway, it is very good!
Well lots to tell you - but I dont know where to start! Maybe I might make another entry soon. You never know!
I am still here! Im so sorry - just been very busy during the school holidays. I havent had the computer on much! So much to say really - I will try add some entries with some pics when the boys are back at school. The weather so naff!!!
Miss you all - especially Stuart, Sara Sara, Mr Brainswhispers, Joany Joan, Eileen, Aileen, Jenny Jen, Jeannette and Diama xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx And anyone else who I missed out!!!!
How are you all? I dont know why but I just havent felt like writing in my journal lately. Obviously! I probably dont have any readers anymore! LOL I hope your not all too angry with me!
I've been a bit down with myself and feeling a bit like I dont know what to do future wise and stuff. All a bit complicated really but my head is complicated. LOL
Now lets see if I can catch you up on what Ive been up to!
Sam and Joe both got excellence awards at school. Sam for overall and Joe for Music!
Sam got a letter from his headteacher to congratulate him on being a really good prefect and an ambassador and credit to his school. (Proud mummy I am!).
I dyed my hair again,
Its brown now!!!
I've been given another job at work! I'm going to train as a receptionist on Friday! So that means when they are short I can cover. Means I wont be cleaning on those days and I wear a suit!! OOOOOH!!!! Going up in the world LOL
Went to see Mamma Mia twice and absolutely loved it!!
I've started scrapbooking and making handmade greeting cards! Will post some pics when Ive made a few!
John been worrying about his job - not looking good as the market is rubbish at the moment - well its rubbish for everyone I spose!
Dont really know what else to say, oh Im addicted to pogo games and keep playing that all the time.
Hello all you lovely people out there.
Today I feel like a ton weight is lifted off my shoulders!
You see I had a problem - I was sad.
But now its fixed! I fixed it myself!
Im proud of myself - I was brave!
Im not sure if I told you all or not but just recently my friend, and neighbour, Sally joined the place where I work. (Crowhurst Park cleaning). Anyway, she didnt want to work on her own so her and I worked together as a team. It meant that we had to clean four lodges between us. Anyway, for weeks now I've been a bit down about the situation. Sally is a lovely girl, and I really like her, but...... that's a bit BUT! Lot's of things to say really but basically she didnt see the job in the same way as me. She cut corners and she moaned about the other people (my friends!). She got a bit bossy too and it seemed that it was always my car that we took. Lots to say really but you get me jist!
Anyway, on Tuesday we had 7 lodges to make beds in and clean the bathrooms - the people were there and we made sure everything was ok for them etc. Anyway, Sally got fed up because no body picked up our linen. I told her the other girls were too busy but she still moaned. When we got back to the office she was sarcastic to my friend Sarah (who is our supervisor). Sarah said to us could we pack the linen and Sally said 'thanks for picking it up'! Sarah said 'I didn't' and then Sally said 'I know!'. Sarah then said 'Are you being sarcastic Sally?' and Sally said 'No'. Then Sarah came up to me and said 'did you hear her Lainey?' Anyway, I kept right out of it - the thing is Im very fond of Sarah and Sally obviously doesn't care at all. It's just a job to Sally but to me my dear friends work there who Ive worked with for 6 years now and I dont want them being upset!
Anyway, the upshot is that I phoned my boss, Christine, yesterday and asked her if she would mind if I worked on my own again. Chris was really supportive and kind about it and said of course she didnt mind. So, of course, I had to tell Sally! EEEEEEK that was hard! But, I managed to persuade her that it was best all round if we worked separately - that way I wouldnt hold her up as Im more fussy in my cleaning than she is! She took it quite well and she still likes me! But at least now if she makes a mistake its down to her and only her! Ive worked there 6 years and never had a complaint about my cleaning. We were starting to get complaints and I didnt like that!
Phew sorry that went on for ever didnt it!
Hello everyone. So sorry I have been away for a while - did you miss me? I have missed all of you! I havent been to visit you all like I should have! I've not felt like writing in my journal - I have been too busy studying. Well the English is done now! Could only do my best and my best is what I did! Just got one science exam left at end of June.
I really dont know where this is all leading. I do want to teach. I will probably teach adults. Im not sure a school is for me now. I love the kids but I hate the heirachy (however you spell that) and the politics! Im doing a course on adult education at the mo. Its just a starter for voluntary work. Im also investigating doing a Cert. Ed. (Certificate of Education.) Then I could teach art in an art college! That would be fab but I'd have to brush up on me Art knowledge pretty dam swift!
Its a year ago that I did my degree show! This year's students have their private view tonight! I have been invited but dont know whether to go or not. Im so tired these days I really dont feel like doing anything.
We havent bought a rabbit yet! (hmm sounds like a song, familiar) Anyway, we havent got a rabbit yet coz Im worried about the foxes in this areas.
OMG I think im gonna buy a PS3!!! shall I, shall I? I have the urge.
Planning for bunny commences today. Well acutally I should say Bunnies! We are going to get two coz little bunnies like to have company! We are going to look at hutches and runs today - I've found alot on the internet - there are a lot of companies that make them! It works out cheaper than making them ourselves and you have to have special wood treatment so as not to harm the little things! There is more to think about than I thought to look after a little bunny wabbit! Im researching and learning coz I want mine to have the best home ever!!
I fell over the other day - silly me! I really hurt myself - hurt my shoulder and my leg - does not do my back very good!! It was also embarrassing as all my friends were waiting for me at the bottom of the hill! They were lovely to me though - then I burst into tears! It was just before my English exam too! But I think I did well in that! Just had to talk to the examiner for half an hour - he was really nice.
I spoke to my Aunty last night - my Aunty Pat - she is 78 years young. She is now thinking of her future - where will she live when she cant cope with her house. She lives in the house that my Mum was brought up in and was my Nanny's house. My Aunty Pat never left home and when her husband died she and my Nan lived together til my Nan died. My Aunty Pat looked after my Nan. When I was little I used to stay with my Nan and Aunty Pat alot whilst my Mum and Dad were working. My Nan was like a second Mum to me - I was very close to her. Also my Aunty Pat has no children of her own and has always thought of me and Phil very fondly. She is a good Aunty Pat! Anyway, I told her that she should never worry - I would never let her go into a home. We are thinking of building an extension so she can come live with us. But it means her moving away from Portslade and moving to Hastings. She said she wont mind that - she can make friends at any of the churches here in Hastings. I told her that there is a church right behind our house - so as long as she has her Church she said she would feel great. Also she would have me to look after her. I want to be able to do that. The other option is to sell both houses and buy one already with a Granny annexe. Lots to think about! I just don't want my Aunty Pat to go in a home when she is unable toget around and I also dont want my Mum and Dad to have that worry either!
Right Im off bunny shopping.
I'm not feeling so bad now about the exam! It's past history now! Can't do anything about it so I just hope that the next Science exam is ok!
I did really well in my English Mock today so that cheered me up - so next exam is English at 2.30! That is Speaking and Listening - should be good at that LOL!
I want to thank you all for still coming to see me even though I havent been to visit you! I just couldnt cope with alerts at the moment!
Right now for the super dooper ree dooper ree doo piece of news! Bet you can't guess what it is!! Shall I tell you now or shall I keep you waiting?Hmmmmm right .............. hmmmmmm ok then. The reason I am so so excited is that John is going to build me a hutch - yes Im going to live in a hutch! ha ha
NOOOOOOOOOOO you silly people Im not going to live in a hutch! We are going to get a new little friend and it's gonna be a ickle bunny rabbit!! Awwwwww Im so excited! John is going to make the hutch and a run so it will probably be a little while yet and I got to be patient but Ive always always wanted a rabbit!! yay!!! I said to John that I want it to live indoors with me so I can cuddle it at night LOL But he wont let me do that - I might sneak him in when John isnt looking hee hee!!!
The exam was very very hard! I did rubbish - I really did! Im in a bad mood about it! I didnt even finish it! It was that bad! In fact no one in the room finished it! Everyone thought it was hard!
English on Thursday! Speaking and listening! Im good at that! I hope!
I have turned off my alerts folks - I havent managed to get round journals lately because I am revising for my exams. This is what I've got coming up!
Monday 12th May - Science paper!
Thursday 15th May - English - speaking exam. (Ive got to talk that shouldnt be hard for me!)
Tuesday 3rd June - English Paper 1
Thursday 5th June - English Paper 2
Monday 23rd June - Science Module 1! (Will do modules 2 and 3 in January next year!
Now I know how every 16 year old feels in the country and I only have two subjects to do!
I loved all your comments yesterday about what Home means - I am writing an essay for English. You came up with the same feelings I came up with. It's interesting to know what people think.
Home isn't a home without love, warmth and security. It's so sad that there are people in this world who don't have a home - or don't have love or warmth or security. Writing about what home means and reading alot about different people's homes really makes you think. It makes you realise how lucky you are!
Anyway, having said all that I've been a bit fed up today. I don't know why - I cant really put my finger on it. I've been a bit tetchy with the kids. It's wierd all of a sudden they are so independant - one wants me to take him to school the other wants to walk. One wants a friend home - the other is going to a friend's house. One wants a lift out tonight and the other goes out on his bike. They don't need me anymore - they only need me for lifts! Hmmmm I feel a bit wierd!
I love my life with John - we had a fantastic weekend - just the two of us - went to lots of places and did lots of nice things. Then Monday comes - John goes back to work the kids go to school - I go off to my little cleaning job - which is ok but its not fulfilling is it! I know one day I will do my teacher training, when the boys are older. That's it Im not fulfilled! That's why Im fed up.
Today was a wierd day - my car had to go into the garage so having no car I was completely lost! I was dependant on lifts from my friend. We just faffed about together all day! Nice having a friend to faff with! We took the dogs out and did some shopping and drank lots of tea! The car was ok - didnt need anything doing to it! I was a bit mythed because the clutch is sticky but they said it was ok! Will have to see how it goes!
Got Science class tomorrow - got to do my homework tonight. Then tomorrow afternoon dog walking. Then Thursday morning swimming then English lesson. Then work Friday morning then Science lesson. I'm busy enough all week but something is missing!
Joe was very brave at the Natural History Museum in London. There were a lot of scary creatures about!
Watch out Joe!!
Uh oh, erm Joe I think there is a Cheetah behind you or is it a Leopard?
Cripes a Polar Bear! Well we are not going there again its far too scary!
Let's now go to Eastbourne!.......
What a beautiful day it was again!
There were lots of pretty flowers along the seafront!
Am I clever? Am I? Am I?
OOOOH! Purple flowers just for Sara Sara!
White ones for the rest of you!
And finally ......................
Happy birthday to my Emmy Em! John's daughter Emma is 20 today! She is! Blimey makes me feel old.
Naughty Em! She stuck her tongue out! hee hee
OOOOH I just been over to Jeanette's blog and she has pictures of where I was born - Shoreham! I used to live there once too! Brought back fond memories that did! Go take a look if you havent already! The railway station that she has a picture of is where I used to stand every day waiting to go to work! That was when I was first married in my early twenties.
Today John and I couldn't find anymore bluebell trails so we found ourselves at Beachy Head and then drove down to the seafront at Eastbourne! For some reason my bluetooth is playing up on my laptop so Im going to have to find another way of putting my photos of Eastbourne on! Normal service will resume ermmmm sometime!
Today I post some more of what John and I saw yesterday in those beautiful woods - oh and I must post some pics of when Joe and I went to London - before the hospital we went to the Natural History Museum - I will post those in the week.
We took hundreds of pics of the bluebells - well John did - I only wish we had a better camera - not bad though for a camera phone! Right I better get dressed as today we are going in search of more bluebells whilst they are still out!
Joe got on ok with scan yesterday - he didnt like it much - he was good though - 40 minutes in that big doughnut! He also had to have a injection of some sort of dye so they could see more in his brain. He was very brave.
Very tired today and my feet hurt alot. Lot's of walking in London yesterday.
Natural History museum is very big and I realise that my Joe is bored by it all! Still it killed time before the hospital. Lot's of waiting around made us very tired.
John's first week in his new job went ok and he is happy so thats the main thing!
Am I happy? Hmm I dont know? Still just plodding along! No work today and no work tomorrow - work on Monday though. The park is not very busy at the moment.
We have the weekend to ourselves and Im looking forward to walking through the bluebells tomorrow. Yes Sara Sara I will have my camera with me.
My back is playing up alot at the mo - making me miserable. Well it's more pain in my legs really and my feet - fed up with sleepless nights.
Have a good weekend all.
It is also my step-son's birthday today too! He is 15!
Tomorrow it is John's Mum's birthday - she will be 80! Then next week on 28th it's Emma's birthday and she will be 20!
Maintenance money finally arrived!
Money was so bad we had beans on toast tonight for tea! Ha ha! enjoyed them though!
Now Ive got my maintenance I can go shopping tomorrow! Musn't go mad though!
I keep dropping things! Made cheese on toast for lunch and dropped it! Made beans on toast and dropped beans down me and then went to take my plate out and dropped the knife! Dont know what is wrong with me today!
I feel wierd because John has started his new job. He is not here during the day anymore - I feel a bit lonely! I've got to go pick him up from the station in a minute - he will get off with all the other suits! He is a suit now! LOL Hopefully soon he wont have to go up to the office so much once he has settled in. I think he will have to go to Barcelona for a week soon - a whole week! Their head office is there so he will have to go see the factory!
I'm up in London on Thursday - Joe has an MRI scan - he hasnt had one since he was three. They just want to see if his pituaritry gland has formed or fused anymore as it hadnt fused at all when he was three - hence why he is growth hormone deficient. It has a name but its really really long and medical! Anyway, I will be able to meet John from work! That will be good!
I've got some photos from Sunday - I will post them tomorrow. Im still a bit off of journals at the mo - I'm feeling a bit funny about it all.
Love Laine xxx
p.s. Joany Joan I had shingles - its not nice you take care of yourself. xxxxx
John started new job - he texted me just now - he on his way home - says he didnt like it - but then first days are hard! I missed him very much today - Im used to him working at home!
Im fed up with work because everyone is moany! But on the other hand its good because Sally and I work together now and we worked well together - so Im happy about that!
My stupid ex-husband hasn't paid maintenance this month and caused me so much problems! He said he accidentally cancelled the direct debit - how the hell do you do that? The court wrote to him and apparently he has paid the court now but I still havent got it and council tax is due soon! Fed up with not having any money! When will I be rich?
Sorry I havent been on journals for a while - I won't be commenting much as I have my GCSE's coming very soon and I need to study for them! I hope you are all ok!
Anyway, Im off to check me Steak pie and veg. Starving!!!
p.s. Sally is back so I no longer have the guinea pig job and I miss them I do!
Hello is anyone else up at this most awful lonely hour?
Hmm didnt think so - you are all tucked up and asleep!
Stuart had a brilliant idea - I buy Waterstones! Yes that's what I shall do! Then you can all come visit one of my stores - I shall have a private party there! Hey they should do private parties at Waterstones! That would be brilliant. Wine, cheese and a good book!
Thinking alot about stuff at 4am in the morning. Firstly, that my Norton has just run out and it's just told me Im not protected against viruses - oh that's good! Not! Well I know I pay a fee for Mcafee through AOL - got it on the PC so really I should be able to put it on the laptops - oh so that's got to go on my to do list fairly urgent then - feel all vulnerable now with no protection!
Secondly, hmm I don't know what Im thinking now the blooming Norton thing has thrown me. Oh yeah, I'm thinking that I need my own space - not away from you guys or anybody else but a space in the house where I can be creative, study, read, play games etc. John says I can have a desk in his office - have my own little corner! Im all excited now about my own little corner. I'm thinking of all the things I can do and how exciting it will be looking for desks. Now that's a bit sad, isnt it?
I'm not gonna say thirdly coz it will end up being a list and not just random thoughts.
I'm excited aobut going to London on Tuesday with my mum to see Hairspray. Michael Ball has always been one of my favourtie musical singers - I know Jen sorry! (I can see Jen cringing!) Anyway, it's been ages since I've been to a west-end musical especially a big one! So excited and we are in the stalls - never been in the stalls at the west-end before!! yay!!! Going with my mum and also Im excited that I've got my new book to read on the train! Even more yay! Funny how little things excite you!
I started my new book tonight - really good so far! Very intriguing!
Still go the last episode of Torchwood to watch on the iplayer - isnt the iplayer just brilliant! Getting something for our license fee at last! How I love Torchwood! Did anyone watch the new thing 'Pushing up Daisies' - is it worth watching? Ive got it recorded!
John starts his new job soon. He is quite excited about it - that's all that is on his mind at the mo. Well thats understandable! I'm going to help him for a year or so - to get him on his feet and to make a good impression - and then when I've helped him and my boys are a bit older I am then going to do my PGCE - teacher training! I'm definate about that now so that makes me happy! I have a goal still!
I joined a league on Pogo - it's brilliant - there are about 13 of us now - most nights one of the people in the league hosts a game - could be any game in Pogo and we register on the league website then go along and play. At the moment I am number 3 on the leader board! We get on so well and we chat and have a laugh while we are playing - it's brilliant to meet people. There is a new game in Pogo called Solitaire Addiction - I havent mastered it yet but now that is a new challenge for me! I loves Pogo I do!!! LOL Go and have a look - there is an American Pogo and a UK Pogo - but beware it is very addictive - I have joined and is about £28.00 a year but well worth it there are so many games and you get a little mini who you can dress up and buy clothes for and lots of stuff! LOL
Right Im off to play solitaire on Pogo then go back to bed to try to sleep which seems impossible these days - Im actually wondering how long I can go without so much sleep!
p.s. probably loads of spelling errors but hey it is 4am in the morning!
OOPS Im back again!
Just went into town and went into my favourite shop - Waterstones! I bought Stephen King's 'Needful Things' - Im so excited - I love new books! oooh imagine having your own library - just imagine! I would have one of those ladders on wheels. Whizz up and down choosing a book! Hee hee!
Just remembered another thing I would do if I was a billionaire - I would have a huge, huge library with every book I could possible ever want. Oh, and I would have such a lovely time in Waterstones - in fact I would be there all the time buying books! Now do you think its possible to read them all in a lifetime LOL.
I'm cooking a curry tonight - chicken one! Got all the ingredients - going to do it from scratch. Hope it's yummy - sure it will be!
Thanks for all your comments about the guinea pig pics and the pink tree pics! Hee hee. Sara Sara - I don't know what the guinea pigs names are! Terrbile isnt it - Sally did leave me a list with all five names on - I will write them down and tell you next time I do an entry and we will have a guess the guinea pig name contest! Oh yes!
Worked today. Was hard!
Watched a good film last night - Children of Men - started off a bit slow but then it got really good - kept me awake so should be good!
I really love being a member of the rental club. We are watching so many films! If anyone watches a good film and has a recommendation for me please let me know so I can add it to my list! Thanks.
Have a good weekend people.
Went to work today - was ok, John came and helped me. Finished by one!
My car annoying me. The clutch is sticking. Cant be doing with a sticky clutch.
Bored now. Dont know what to do this afternoon.
It's cold! Im cold!
Nearly at the end of my Final Fantasy game - what will I do when Ive finished! I might play it again! Hee hee!
Sam outside with John helping him with my car - they are going to lubricate the accelerator cable see if that helps. LOL I will probably speed off at high speed!
Guinea pigs are doing well - not missing their mummy - they love me now - they do! I wants guinea pigs!
Isnt that just a cute guinea pig - and look how nicely Aunty Lainey chops up their food. Got to clean them out tomorrow! Musn't forget.
The other day when we had snow, remember that snow? Well when the sun went down everything went pink! I took some pics! I love the tree being pink!
See the flats in the distance they went all pink and shiny! See the flat that is on the right of the picture? That's where I go to college - yep! I do my English and Science there! Hee!
Jane, Lucy and Oscar
Lucy and Sam - cant believe that a few days ago there was snow and now we sitting on the beach in the sun!
John playing in the sea - what a big kid!!
Me and Jane! You cant really see my new haircut - its all wind swept - but thats the best you gonna get!
Well a great day was had by all - we were supposed to be at Chessington but we are now going next Thursday - the tickets all arrived today. So this rowdy lot will be on your puter again next week butit will be Chessington pics!! Hee hee.
Love Lainey xxxx
Ok, I found this in Donna's journal - thought I would have a go at it.
1. Each player answers questions about themselves.
2. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people, and posts their names, goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know they've been tagged.
1. WHAT WHERE YOU DOING TEN YEARS AGO: Ten years ago, hmmmm - well I was 32. I had Sam and Joe. Sam four years old and Joe two. They were my world. My life was miserable apart from my kids - I hated my husband and felt trapped. I wanted to find a way out. I spent alot of time with my Mum and Dad to get away from him. I was hoping things would get better.
2. WHAT ARE 5 THINGS ON MY TO-DO LIST TODAY: 1. Get dressed. 2. Go feed Sally's guinea pigs. 3. Prepare picnic. 4. Go and enjoy picnic and let kids have a riot in Sand dunes. 5. Come home and sleep (As I didnt sleep last night!).
3. SNACKS I ENJOY: Chocolate (Galaxy!). More chocolate and lots more chocolate! :0)
4. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE A BILLIONAIRE? First I would run round the house screaming and not quite believing it. Then I would calm down and think what to do. I wouldnt want my life to change. I wouldnt want to leave my friends and change my children's lives. I would want to be able to make sure we had no money worries anymore though - that would be nice. It would also be nice to help out all of our five children but I wouldnt want them to think life was an easy ride - so that would be difficult. I would want to help people who needed help - like the homeless in this country and children in need. I would want to help the learning organisation I belong to because its a good cause and helps people get into education when they wouldnt have done. Anyway, could go on and on about that so Ill stop now.
5. BAD HABITS: Like Donna I wear my heart on my sleeve - dont know if that is a bad thing! Ermmmm hmmm Im bad at getting up in the mornings! Im bad at getting moody with John and assuming he is fed up with me or going off me - thats never true! Just a woman thing I think. Im bad at being too nice, if you know what I mean. Im bad at eating chocolate coz I eat lots of it.
6. 5 PLACES I HAVE LIVED: Hmmm well Ive lived in a house, a tent, a caravan, a villa - is that what you mean? No oh right well Ive lived in Portslade, East Sussex, Shoreham, West Sussex and Hastings where I am now!
7. 5 JOBS I'VE HAD: My first job was a paper girl - delivering the Evening Argus! Then I worked in a hairdressers on Saturdays. Then I became a typist, secretary, p.a. Been an insurance clerk, a mid-day supervisor at a school, an individual needs assistant and a Teaching Assistant. Now Im a cleaner! Oh Ive been a student most of my life hee hee!! I know thats more than five - but who is checking!.
Right Im not picking five people, like Donna I want to know about you all - only if you want to take part and if you read this entry! Then if you do leave your link in my comments and I'll come see what your answers are!
Love Lainey xxxx
Had my hair cut today I did! I had the top stylist in Toni and Guys! Whooooo I hear you say! Well it looks good now and Im happy - he (thats my hairdresser) - he was rather gorgeous LOL, well he said my hair colour was lovely! Looks even better now I have a really good cut on it. Its layered bob and its quite short at the back and long at the front.
Chessington is postponed! Naughty Tesco clubcard deals did not get the tickets here on time and as the post never arrives til late we cant go tomorrow! hmmmph! We are all fed up but we still get to go next Thursday! yay!! So tomorrow we are going on a picnic to Camber Sands, Nr. Rye instead! Should be good - lots of sand dunes to jump on and lots of sand to dig! Thats Oscar sorted - dont know what the kids will do! LOL .... Only kidding course Im taking the kids!
Bought a new memory card for my phone - 4GB and it cost £30.00 - it's tiny - I cant believe how tiny it is! Well I can now get thousands of songs on my phone so please can you suggest some music I can put on! I like to listen to new stuff I havent listened to before so let me have all your recommendations! Thanks xxxx
Right Im off to sort out my phone and start putting music on! Probably take me all night!
Hello all you lovely people!
This is a bit of a plea!
Has anyone got or know anyone who has multi-packs of Walkers crisps with the Brit trips offer on and if so could I have the code that is printed in the inside of the big outer wrap. (Obviously only if you dont need to use the points) I want to take the kids to Chessington on Thursday and we havent quite got enough points yet! So if anyone can help I would be eternaly grateful!
Thank you xxxxx Love from Sam, Lucy, Joe and Robert.
Im still worried about the guinea pigs! I think they are alright - but they are a bit snowed in! Bless them. I managed to get a picture of one of them when I went to see them just now - good job I did go see them as the naughty guinea pigs had knocked their water bottle down!
I took a few more pics of the snow today. The next one is Sally's back garden - I took it to show her for when she gets back.
The next one is Sally's house all covered in snow!
The next one is my house and guess what!!!!! LOL all covered in snow!
Then we took Oscar to Fairlight for a run and he loved it!
Yes that is me with the eskimo coat on!
Plum hair although you cant see it very well.
This one is a bit better - it is quite dark but shimmers in the light LOL!
Right now it's school holidays for two weeks! Crikey Ive got to find stuff to keep the boys happy. Tomorrow we have friends round, Tuesday we are seeing friends, wednesday we are chilling, Thursday we are going to go to London to the Science museum and I dont know what to do Friday yet - oh yes Ive got to work Friday! Most days we will prob go swimming too!
Thanks for the advise about the guinea pigs - there are five of them so I spect they will all snuggle up together.
I thought I would show you the beginnings of the snow fall we are having here! I don't mind snow, infact I love snow but I just said to John, I wanted it in the winter not the spring! I dont want it now! On Friday I was sitting in the garden with just a t.shirt on it was so warm!
Out in our back garden.
This is at the side of my house - see the old church in the background - everything looks pretty covered in snow!
This is at the front of my house. See my friend Sally's house to the left with the double garage and the white van. That's where the guinea pigs live - not in the van silly! Out in the back garden!
Well my hair is now plum! I likes it! I will post a pic when I feel like I look ok! Today I dont look ok so no pics! I had a few glasses of Rose last night and I have no make up on and I look awful! So there! But it is plum! Deep plum and everybody likes it! Well the three people that have seen it since I did in on Saturday! LOL Maybe Im turning into a Goth at 42! I will be wearing all black and purple next hee hee!
My friend Sally, and neighbour, has gone away for two weeks and I am looking after her five guinea pigs. I will try take a picture of them in the week. The rest of the neighbours keep giving me a funny look because Im in and out of her house. I have to go in every morning, chop up all the veg for the guinea pigs, open all her curtains and make sure everything ok and then go feed the guinnea pigs, every other day I have to clean them out! Then every evening I have got to close all her curtains again. Every 3 days she wants her cars started up - well a van and a car! Anyway, she was so grateful that she gave me flowers, chocolates and wine!! Bless her!
See I am so generous Im letting you have a pick before I do!!
Here are the lovely flowers:
See my Oscar peeking through! Bless him!
Anyway, back to the guinea pigs - Im a bit worred about them won't they get cold in this snow? Does anyone know about guinea pigs? Sally only recently moved them to their open pen - they used to be in the greenhouse - I spose I should just leave them where they are - Im worrid about the lil critters - I might go get them and let snuggle indoors with me! Hee hee nooooo Im not that silly!! xx
Right Im off now before I talk another load of twaddle! hee hee i like that word.
Had a good happy day today I have!
This morning John and I went to Rye market. I like Rye it's a really pretty little town and it's only about half and hour away. We had a nice amble round the market and I bought a lovely purple sock for my new phone! So my phone is all cozy and snug in my bag now.
After the market John and I went in search of a tea room. We have just about been in all the tea rooms in Rye but found one we hadnt been in today. It was a lovely tearoom that employed people with learning disabilities - then I read the information on the table and the teamroom was just part of an organisation that did alot for people with learning disabilities. I thought it was absolutely brilliant and I jotted down the website www.c-o-t.org.uk/. There is a home for over 90 people with learning disabilities and they are all employed within the organisation and money spent at the tearooms etc goes towards the charity. Absolutely brilliant! There is an art workshop and a farm and woods! I want to go visit the woods next! Go and visit the website it is really fantastic! I was really moved by it.
Then I had English this afternoon. We handed in all our course work! Feel so much better! I also feel better having read Othello! It was so uplifting - I cant explain! But beautiful and so so ooooooh I cant explain! Anyway, we also got the results of our mock exam we did last week. We all didnt do too bad really, just a few things we need to brush up on - so we were all happy buns! Also handed in my science coursework too so that's all done and dusted! Just got the exams coming up in May and June! In Science we are studying biology at the moment! Its quite interesting I will have to share some lessons with you I think! Not today though!
Right I better go because Im probably boring the pants off you!
I wasnt really sure what to write in my journal today - my mind is a bit blank after splurging out all that Othello stuff last night. One minute I didnt know what to write then the next minute my mind was sprayed all over the page! I couldnt stop writing. Then when I had finished I sent it to my lovely friend Stuart as I value his opinion highly and like a good friend he is he read it for me and gave me a few tips to make it final. Then Joany Joan sent me a lovely email about friends and so I thought my entry today would be about friends and how important they are in our lives.
I have always had lots of friends around me because I like that. I do have special friends that mean more but generally I am a people person. I am very lucky because I make friends very easily. I never find it hard to chat to people and other people tend to draw to me for some reason! Dont know why ha ha! Still I like it and its great meeting people. I will talk a little about one of my friend's Sally that I have just recently made.
We used to work together at the school and now she works with me at Crowhurst. We now see each other every Wednesday - she is my Wednesday friend! hee hee! We get on really well and have the same ideas, opinions etc. We are also very happy in our relationships with our partners and its great to be able to chat to each other about that. Such a relief to have a friend that doesnt actually moan about her partner all the time and that she is as happy as I am. She also only lives two doors away from me in our lovely little Close! Im glad that Sally is my friend. I will have to get a pic of her to show you!
Journals is a great way of making friends. I have made some very dear friends on here! And you know who you are! It's great that you can make friends with someone you havent even met. I intend this year to meet one of you! Yes I do! That's you Miss Sara Sara!! There are alot of you I would love to meet but we would never ever do it all would we. So it's great to think that we can be in touch on here when we want to. I always value your comments - each and every one of you - thank you!
More on friends tomorrow I think!
Blimey was that a load of dribble or did it make sense!
Well I've mucked about with my email and IM settings - changed my font and background colour! Why the hell did I do that? Just to avoid the essay! I am doing anything to avoid it! LOL
Someone said to me yesterday in my journal - why are you doing it if you dont want to. I do want to do it its just that I dont want to do it now! If you get what I mean. If Im to go into teaching then it is necessary for me to have an English GCSE - but I just cant seem to fit it in my life right now. I will get it done in the end - I always do - I just like a good ole moan along the way LOL!
Worked today on a private job.My friend and I we went to a house that was bought by the parents for a son who had just come back from Thailand with his three small children. I dont really know much of the background but I take it that he had to come back suddenly and now has this house that needed a good clean. Anyway, we got there about 9.15 and he was still there with his children. He probably felt awkward with us there and he promptly made an exit. But, when I went into the kitchen to see if his Mum had paid us, she hadnt. I phoned her and she said 'oh I dont think I can get out to you today can I pay you later.' Bloomin cheek - anyway, my friend told her that we needed the money today and couldnt continue with the job until she paid us. Wish I could be like that - Im too bloomin nice! Anyway, the lady came with the money about 11.30 and she was very blunt indeed. She even said infront of her husband that men were useless! How could she be so rude! Oh well we did a good job and we got good money so thats that!
Then I got back to my house and felt a bit fed up as my house was a tip and I'd just left that man's house gleaming and shiny and lovely! Dont feel like doing my own!
After tea Im going to sit down and write my essay - I watched more of the play last night to get more of a feel of it! I have decided to write about Iago and his evil ways and how he convinces everyone that he is so honest! He is a very deep character and lots to write about him so I think I have a plan now! The trouble is in the play Im watching Iago is played by Bob Hoskins and I just keep thinking of Bob Hoskins!
I feel a bit funny today and I dont know why. I feel lonely and that is silly! John has gone up to his new job - he hasnt started it yet but he has just gone up to see them and see how thier office operates. He starts at beginning of May. I miss him when he is not here.
I havent taken Oscar out yet and its such a lovely day - I really should but I just cant get the motivation to. Poor ole Oscar! Although he had a nice cuddle on the bed with me this afternoon - I dont often let him on the bed but I was just about to change the bedding so let him have a treat - he couldnt believe his luck! I love having a big cuddle with my soppy doggie!
Right Im still faffing arent I! Im off now.
I am a
I should be writing my essay and what am I doing faffing! Im always faffing - now I got to go pick the boys up and I havent done anything!
Went to work this morning though - Im tired I am - needed to rest. Lot's to say but really can't stay!
LOL now Im a poet!
Right will be back soon! Going to get boys now! Im sorry to everyone but I have deleted all my alerts - I just cant keep up with them!
Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I'm a bit fed up today because I know I have to write an essay for my Othello and I still havent finished reading it and I just can't seem to! Every time I try it just doesnt sink in - I have to have essay handed in by Thursday - its only 5 % of the marks - it doesnt seem worth it! Im really fed up and down about it so I will cheer up by showing you some piccies!
I got this lovely new phone on Friday and I took some great piccies with it over the weekend - its a Sony Ericsson K850i - I have always had Nokia so its all new to me but its a great camera and it has 5mega pixels! It looks like this:
Isnt that just a cool looking phone and all the reviews say it is the best on the market for a camera! And best still I paid nothing for it at all! It was free with my new contract with Virgin! YAY!!!!
Here is me yesterday in London having a cuppa before I went to the Ideal Home Exhibition. I traveled up to London with my friend Carol who was meeting her sister so we had a cuppa before we went our separate ways.
After the exhibition I met up again with Carol and her sister and Carol's little boy Jonty had bought this teddy bear!
This is today, John and I took our lovely Oscar Oscarto the beach which is his most favourite place in the whole world - see he is smiling!
New Camera phones does sepia!
And the promised picture of my new car!
Awww my old car is hiding behind it. That is going to be scrapped this week - sad really!
p.s. anyone want to write my essay for me! ( Im going, Im going!)