Friday, 24 July 2009

This word really belongs to me!

So word of the day arrived and I thought or rather said "wow, I expatiate a lot!" It is terrible I am still learning verbs but love this one and have never heard it before. I think I must get on reading more ASAP and have the dictionary alongside.

My next read is going to be The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory. She has written many amazing historical novels, which I am dying to get my hands on and get my teeth into.

Anyway, thought I would share the word, hope the format comes out ok I am emailing this blog.

Fingers crossed!

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PRONUNCIATION: (ek-SPAY-shee-ayt) <>

MEANING: verb intr.
1. To speak or write at length.
2. To move about freely.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin exspatiatus, past participle of exspatiari (to wander or digress), from ex- (out) + spatiari (to walk about), from spatium (space).

USAGE: "I spent part of the day of the debate watching a parade of talking heads expatiate endlessly on how dire was the need for Obama to go macho."
Joe Klein; Hit Her Again! Time (New York); Oct 31, 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

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Thursday, 23 July 2009

Swine Flew

Just thought this was amusing!

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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

One of my favourite days

Quite simply I am looking forward to another day as good as this one! Hopefully this weekend at Thorpe Park!
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Notes that make your day...

I have this in my purse from a while back and it makes me so happy to read it every day!

How can a little post it note bring such happiness!

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Which Laptop Cover?

So I am undecided don which laptop skin to order….

Please let me know what you think.

Today's Joke

70-year-old George went for his annual physical. He told the doctor that he felt fine, but often had to go to the bathroom during the night. Then he said, "But you know Doc, I'm blessed. God knows my eyesight is going, so he puts on the light when I pee, and turns it off when I'm done!"A little later in the day, Dr. Smith called George's wife and said, "Your husband's test results were fine, but he said something strange that has been bugging me. He claims that God turns the light on and off for him when uses the bathroom at night."Thelma exclaimed, "That old fool! He's been peeing in the refrigerator again!"

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Sunday, 12 July 2009


What did the ocean say to the beach?

Nothing -- it just waved!

Please feel free to add a joke too in the comments box ;)
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Am I Bothered?

So, wondering how Toffee would cope with the train, waiting in Victoria, changing for Battersea and generally dealing with loads of people, I was shocked!

He just looked at a few pigeons and wondered whether to be scared or chase them. At Battersea he just brought down his ears as the big buses rode past! At Battersea Park he did not know what smell to follow and loved it!

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Toffee's first train ride!

So, after a change in events this morning, we almost missed the train and somehow....our little fella came along. It was either we don't go or take him! So...we took him.

He does not seem bothered by the train at all and decided to just lay on my lap and take the opportunity to catch up on some well deserved Zzzzzzs after his marathon walk yesterday at White Horse Woods.

So, the plan..... We are on our way to Battersea Park, where my Mum and Nan grew up to celebrate Bastille Day. Apparently, there will be cheese stands and other such lovely French this space and I will keep you updated!

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Saturday, 11 July 2009

My Comments Work!

So I finally got my comments working after figuring out the necessary code to change. HTML and I are not friends! It took a rather long time for me to figure it all out and all I can say is "hats off to those who get it!"

So please, please comment so it was at least worth it!

Friday, 10 July 2009

So I discovered I can email my blogs from my phone so thought I would have a go!

Please bare with me while I fix my comments as well!

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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Things I am loving in July!


I will begin by telling you I have sold my Acer 5720 laptop to my Mum who wants to get into Photoshop and be able to surf the net and talk to friends overseas on Skype using video calling! Wow! That is a big deal for Mummy, although she does not know about it just yet. She knows she is buying the laptop you must understand, but, does not know I am loading Skype and hooking her up to a mystery person in the US of A! So that will be fun.

The exciting thing is I have a new Acer 7730 on it's way to me :) I simply can not wait and I found this super cute theme for Firefox which I will be downloading to browse the net as I hate Explorer! Marioland!!!!!!!!

By the way, the website about is Toffee Blog, the comings and goings of one super cute little Yorktese. See it here:


Also, what about this! There are, wait for it, 13 Michael Jackson singles in the UK Top 40. The Music legend is a third of the UK Top 40! OMG!

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My girlfriend made a dessert that is a "I don't know if I love it or hate it" Chocolate and Pear Tarte. I will post the recipe later and wondered if someone else wanted to make it and let me know their thoughts, we simply can't decide!

Weird Ideas

Do you have a coffee or tea when working that is too hot to drink, then you get engrossed and remember it is there and it is then too cold. You drink it, being too lazy to make another and probably waste a lot of half cups of tea at work every day, equating to quite a few gallons in a year, never mind the energy wasted in making them, washing the cups up and the water wasted!

So I had an idea...a cup that you buy with a temperature setting that you choose the first time you use it so it is bespoke to each user. For example you drink the tea and if the temperature is perfect you press a button on the cup. From then on when the mug reaches that temperature it plays a few beeps to let you know the drink is your perfect temperature!

Genuis aint it? So I am not sure how a battery operated thermometer beeping device would be made or work in a dishwasher, perhaps the cup could fit in the holder and the cup comes out to wash...ah ha! So I might work on this and make a fool of myself on Dragon's Den in the near this space!

But no, after some research I found this on the market already! My dreams are shattered....

Oh well back to work until another idea pops in my head that may make me millionaire by this time next years Rodders!

Sunday, 5 July 2009


I have a new addition to the family, Lyly moved to England on Tuesday for good and Wednesday, Toffee arrived.

He is the most adorable puppy in the world and now has his own blog so we and anyone else who loves him can keep up to date on his developments and achievements!

see his blog here