Tuesday, 29 November 2011


Well here goes....
This is the Liebster Award! The word Liebster means 'Beloved' in German--and a show of love and support is what this award is all about. The idea is to bring attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers.

The rules of winning this award are the following:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment at their blog.
3. Post the Award on your blog.
4. Enjoy the love of some of the most supportive people on the Internet!

My wonderful neice included me in her awards list ( and because I am her coolest Aunty she made me FIRST ! ) her name is Becky and you can find her here Lovely Little Blog. It is funny, well written, entertaining and colourful.

 Apparently this award has done the rounds a bit now. I'm going to try and choose five loved blogs which haven't already been nominated: Also  I follow some pretty awesome blogs and without going to check - I know they have more than 200 followers. So sorry Frugal Queen who writes an amazing, inspirational blog on how to pay off your mortgage and eek the most out of everything, Jillsmo who deals with life frankly and with lots of swearing and hilarious drawings,  etc you are already loved by many! And if I were allowed to award a 6th place ( of 200 followers and under )  it would go to another of my favourite blogs to read My Beautiful Life. Great stuff girls xxx

In first place is my brave sister. You can read all about Harry's journey here http://harrywillbeatcancer.blogspot.com/
She writes in a similar way to me, although naturally less witty for I am the funny one ( French n Saunders private joke )  and I know she could use all the extra love and support right now.

In second place , show the girl some love, she is my neice  and her blog http://www.bexxoxo.com/ is just so pretty , like her! Also she is YOUNG and reading her blog makes you feel young. FACT. And when you are eternally 28 this is an important factor in every day life!

  Thirdly I would like you to meet my bestest friend in the whole wide world, and she is, in the whole wide world! We have been tinterweb buddys since the year 2000. I know this because that's when we got our very first computer and I dabbled in the chat rooms!! Har Har - I deliberately wrote it that way for the comedic effect, however it was all very innocent. It was a photography chat room. We posted our photos and we gave feedback. We also dodged the ASL folk and had a good laugh. Sadly I don't think the Darkroom is even there anymore. One of the regulars tried to revive it but I think we all just out grew it! Anyway through thick ( me) and thin ( she) we have stuck together and laughed and cried ( a LOT of tears ) our way through a decade and more!. We live this strange parallel life where everything that happens to me, happens to her! I love her dearly ( even if her presents never make it over here!) so go meet her at her lovely, charming, informative ( she is brainy) blog. She also made me tweet and for that I love her a bit harder! We are also writing a book together, we are p to chapter 867 by now!
Here you go Eryn xxx http://www.hearth2heart.com/

Next, or, penultimately ( I love a good posh word )
 I would like to recommend Moschops. She has a similar working life/ethic to me. Her blog is on my must read every post list. She is funny, posts pictures, writes a lot of sense and makes me giggle - also we are now friends elswhere ont tinternet and I'm sure one day our paths will meet! Oh almost forgot to link you in! http://moschopsinthemiddleofnowhere.blogspot.com/

And lastly not leastly ( This is really hard to keep it down to five) I'd like to give the award to
John for all the support for Harry's journey. For raising the profile and helping gain support for Lisa. He does waffle on a bit though!!!! ( Oh cmon, you do!! )  But it's always worth a read. http://murphyfish-musing.blogspot.com/

And that's it! Congratulations to my winners!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Just a rambly old post & bad news

Just as I started this post, I had titled it 'Stuff what makes me laugh'
I renamed it Just a rambly old post & bad news.
Here's the bad news.
I just had a text from Lisa that made me not want to laugh. At all.
It said.
" 8 new ones. Grrrr. Back in 3 wks. Effin brb."
Now for those of you who might not know, Lisa is my little sister. Her youngest Harry has got Bilateral Retinal Blastoma. This filthy cancer is slowly but surely robbing him of his eyesight and we are all fighting, hoping and praying that it will not rob us of little Harry. He is the sweetest little cherub ever. He has already been through really nasty chemotherapy  with a couple of life threatening related line infections and every four weeks  he goes to the fantastc children's hospital in Birmingham for Laser treatment. Well 8 new tumours is not funny. it means that whilst they will have zapped them ( I have yet to chat to Lisa to find out the details ) it zaps a little more of his precious eyesight. AND I am sure he can see a little at the moment from my times when I have been playing and snuggling him.

Come on universe give the little poppet a break.

So now to some of the stuff I was going to prattle on about.  ( the rambly old post bit. )

Well after going through

I can now understand why my innards were a bit hurty. My tummy button area especially! Also it would explain the fingerprintesque bruises all over my abdomen! I shall spare your eyes this grotesque scene! I am now two days off my three weeks anniversary since it was done. The pain and discomfort however were NOTHING compared with the jaundice, itching and life threatening pancreatitis I ended up with! I often liken myself now to a sprightly ninety year old. In my head I can do alsorts but it takes me a week to climb the stairs!

Actually that's a lie, although I am recovering slowly I am becoming a bit more mobile everyday. However I still am greatly over estimating what I can and can't do! Afternoon naps are a must! I am building on my strength and I WANT to be back to work after Christmas! That is only a period of six weeks, - it seems like a long time and I am sure it will be plenty but my DR and everyone keep insisting that I have had a very hard time!

I say thank god for my eary onset dementia because I have forgotten most of my misery already!

Ok a bit of lightheartedness. I so love a good laugh. Yesterday I was crying real laughter tears at some of the things I was reading on here WARNING - only click if you are in full control of your pelvic floor muscles


I want to type a big long line of hahahahahahahahahahahahahaaahahahahaas! I know I am not alone in my love of this site but maybe one of you hasn't seen it yet!

Going to publish this now. Not as lengthy as I had originally planned but I will aim to be back tomorrow with something proper and decent to say.

Here is a poem that really makes me laugh. Everytime I read it. No it's not the hilarious
Listen To Pam Ayres .
It's this one.
A Beautiful Winter's poem.

Winter , Dear Winter,

Fuck me it's cold!!!!!!!


Thursday, 17 November 2011

I've won an award!!!!

Ok ok ok ok ok I'll admit,here favouritism might have sneaked me past the winning post but read all about it  

Cue big fan fare - oooo if I wonder can I add music?!

I'll be back soon to blog properley about my gallbladder. Whom I am now divorced from!!

I won an award ! Yippeeeee!!!!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Resisting the urge to

  •  look up chloectomy on You Tube
  • keep googling 'hair loss' - it will not make mine stop falling out and it will not make it grow back any quicker
  • just run away and hide - crap legs and hips make this nigh on impossible right now
  • get back into bed - My friend is calling for lunch
  • rob a bank ( this would involve leaving the house)
  • whinge and moan to all and sundry - i bore myself with it!
  • clean the kitchen floor - I resist this urge quite a lot and do it easily
  • eat more of the delicious marshmallow squares I made last night
  • to go for a shower ( ewww I know, but the heating isn't on, it's chilly, it makes washing and it makes my hair fall out
  • write a decent chunk of bloggy stuff! - I do keep having good ideas - then I totally go off track and forget them.
What are YOU resisting right now?