Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Desperate Housewives!

Yay! I am officially excited and giddy as a schoolgirl. My favourite TV show is back and there are promotional pictures!

Marcia Cross "Bree" my favourite actress, seen holding the tea cup will come back along with Felicity Huffman "Lynette" who has all grown up kids (well the youngest being about 10 I think) and is now pregnant with twins again! So that should be fun.

I am not sure about Eva's dress in the picture but Marcia looks stunning!

Roll on the next 33 days! I would not normally wish the time away but Lyly is away and there's good TV waiting in the getting closer distance!

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Monday, 24 August 2009

The definition of cute!!!

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My 101 things...

I have failed to wear my glasses every day and post everyday, I will try harder! This I guess if the point to change habits you feel you can't break and make things you rarely do, habit!

So I am wearing my specs today, have posted and am going to put together a post of pictures for the day as per my 'take a photo that represents that day' although I fear I may have a few days missing already! I am so rubbish! Count the ways...
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Marcia Cross

I really like Marcia but she is look very boney here!

On a better note, Season 6 starts on Sun 27th September in the States. Thank goodness for the internet!

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Friday, 14 August 2009


Part of the project DayZero

Start Date: Friday 14th August 2009

Finish Date: Friday 11th May 2012

If it is like this, it is in progress

If it is like this it is done

If it is like this, I have not begun!

  1. Create a 101 list and post it online

Self Improvement

  1. Do not swear for the duration of this task!
  2. Get a new job.
  3. Be in my third successful year of my Degree.
  4. Do a jigsaw puzzle alone.
  5. Update my calendar and do not forget things!
  6. Stop arguing back.
  7. Stop saying like in most sentences
  8. Develop a posh radio 4 lady voice.


  1. Lose a stone in weight.
  2. Join the gym.
  3. Get my toned stomach back.
  4. Become a runner.

Something new

  1. Get a good camera and learn to take a professional photo.
  2. Learn to ride a horse.
  3. Learn to snowboard.
  4. Test a MAC with an open mind.
  5. Learn to surf.
  6. Ski down a red piste without fear.
  7. Buy a tent.
  8. Learn to count to 20 in a random language.

Get Organized!

  1. Scan and upload all non digital photos.
  2. Organize and tag my massive duplicated mess of photos.
  3. Create a brand new CV from scratch.
  4. Adopt the numbers based schedule. Pluginid
  5. Organize all my music and label songs; add genres etc so my MP3 player can create mood lists!

Something for others

  1. Give something to someone who needs it more than I do.
  2. Do a sponsored event for charity.
  3. Throw a 90th birthday party for Nan in June 2010.
  4. Make a scrapbook wall hanging for Aurelie.
  5. Take Mum to Florida to see Joan.
  6. Take Dad to Bordeaux.


  1. Get my second tattoo.
  2. Move nearer to Ebbsfleet.
  3. Grow my hair to the mole in the middle of my back, thus covering it!
  4. Abolish the dry patch on my thumb that has tortured me for a year.
  5. Give myself a pedicure every week.
  6. Create a family tree online.
  7. Change my hair colour.
  8. *personal*
  9. Get my teeth whitened.


  1. Go to Egypt.
  2. Go to the Peak District.
  3. Visit a French Chateau.
  4. Book a trip to the Inca Trail in Peru.
  5. Go to Monets Garden.
  6. Go to the Maldives.
  7. Go back to Dartmoor with Toffee and Lyly.
  8. Go to Scotland.
  9. Go to Italy.
  10. Go to New York.
  11. Go to Lands End.


  1. Do a parachute jump.
  2. Fly a kite.
  3. Go to Alton Towers.
  4. Go white water rafting.
  5. Go snorkeling.
  6. Swim with dolphins in Florida. (I regret not doing that last time!)
  7. Do a black tree walking course in France.
  8. Camp somewhere overnight.
  9. Take a last minute weekend break in another country.


  1. Publish a cook book.
  2. Eat at least 5 fruit and vegetables every day.
  3. Stop taking sugar in tea and coffee.
  4. Eat 10 things I have never tried before.
  5. Make every recipe from one cook book.
  6. Go vegetarian for a month.

Daily Events

  1. Wear my glasses everyday. (0/1001)
  2. Take a photo that represents everyday. (0/1001)
  3. Learn a new word every day. Wordsmith (0/1001)
  4. Update my Blog every single day without fail. (0/1001)

Weekly Events

  1. Design 10 avatars and 3 wallpapers on Photoshop a week. (0/143)

Out of 10, 100, 100,000 etc

  1. Beat Lyly at Chess at least 10 times. (0/10)
  2. Read 101 books. (0/101)
  3. Learn at least 100 Latin phrases/words that may be useful in language. (0/100)
  4. Donate 100,000 grains of rice. FreeRice (0/100,000)
  5. Meet up with 3 old friends I have not seen in at least 2 years (0/3)
  6. Write a letter, not an email, to my cousins in America once a month. (0/33)


  1. Go to a scrapbook meeting.
  2. Blitz my office and tidy the hell out of it!
  3. Get a new car.
  4. Sell anything I have not used in the next 1001 days on Ebay!
  5. Paint an oil painting.
  6. Make my own Blackberry Theme.
  7. Make Blackberry Jam.
  8. Grow my own vegetables.
  9. Go see Wicked the show.
  10. Get some kind of tan/colour so I do not blend in against a white wall!
  11. Reduce my shoe, bag and clothing collection.
  12. Do a water colour painting.
  13. Write a childrens book.
  14. Win a competition.
  15. Complete Kingdom Hearts 2 on PS2.
  16. Design and make a piece of clothing.
  17. Clear out my makeup once and for all.
  18. Join a book club.
  19. Watch War & Remembrance.
  20. Find a new TV show to get into that starts in 2009 and be a fan by 2011.
  21. Get a professional massage.

100.Find a new holiday bracelet.


101. Make a new list on the 1001st day.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Birthday Useless Information

So I decided to click a link I was sent in an email at work and found this website that tells you a lot of interesting, although potentially useless things about yourself derived from your birthday.  Still, it is always fun to know how many minutes you have been alive (although this is not GMT), what my lucky day is and my birthday flower. 
Here is the link for those who are curious to get their own results
>>>>>>>>>>>>Click to see your birthday information<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Here are my results EEEEEEEEEEEE
6 November 1978

Your date of conception was on or about 13 February 1978 which was a Monday. 

Oh my god was I conceived on Valentines Day? No because I was late, so I guess that means, boring old any old Monday in January…sigh

You were born on a Monday. True
under the astrological sign Scorpio.
Your Life path number is 6.
Of course it is…tsk

Your fortune cookie reads:
One who admires you greatly is hidden before your eyes.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.
Yes! Lyly is 6 as well!

You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
Do not know anyone else who has done this yet, please do this yourself and feel free to come back and comment!
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
As above

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2443818.5.
The golden number for 1978 is 3.
The epact number for 1978 is 21.
The year 1978 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning
2/7/1978 and ending 1/27/1979.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Horse.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Snake; your plant is Thistle.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Tyby, the first month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 6 Heshvan 5739.
Should put that on my CV!
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 7 Heshvan 5739.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is sounds like my IP address….I am not a number!
12 baktun 18 katun 5 tun 6 uinal 14 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Monday, 5 Dhi'l-Hijjih 1398 (1398-12-5).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 26 March 1978.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was
Sunday, 30 April 1978.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was
Wednesday 8 February 1978.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was
Sunday 14 May 1978.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was
Sunday 21 May 1978.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was
Monday, 2 October 1978.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was
Saturday, 22 April 1978.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was
Tuesday 7 February 1978.
As of
8/11/2009 5:59:24 AM EDT
You are 30 years old.
Thanks for that!
You are 369 months old.
Sounds better!
You are 1,605 weeks old.
Nor that! Does anyone else think this?
You are 269,669 hours old.
Just over a quarter of a million hours still does not seem a lot :s
You are 16,180,199 minutes old.
Better I am in the millions!
You are 970,811,964 seconds old.
Now that is just silly!

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Pat Tillman (1976)

Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (1972)

Ethan Hawke (1970)

Maria Shriver (1955)

Glenn Frey (1948)

Sally Field (1946)

Mike Nichols (1931)

Walter Perry Johnson (1887)

James Naismith (1861)

John Philip Sousa (1854)



I only know 2 of those supposed celebrities, not sure if they are not THAT famous or I am not THAT knowledgeable!

Top songs of 1978

Night Fever by Bee Gees

Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb

Le Freak by Chic

Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees

Kiss You All Over by Exile

Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey

Baby Come Back by Player

MacArthur Park by Donna Summer

Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb

Three Times a Lady by Commodores

Good songs!

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.39765166340509 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

I always thought that it was your age times 7 so I would be a long and gone pup, but whatever.

Your lucky day is Tuesday.
I respectfully disagree!
Your lucky number is 9 & 11.
Will remember that for the lottery then go back to the writer and tell him to pick again please!
Your ruling planet(s) is Mars & Pluto.
A chocolate bar and orange puppy, no wonder I live life so confused!
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
I will make notes in the diary and see how they pan out in August!  So far both have NOT been!
Your opposition sign is Taurus.
Yeah a bull against a scorpion, no wonder I might have sting but come on!
Your opposition number(s) is 6.
I am confused now….

Today is not one of your lucky days! I know

There are 87 days till your next birthday Woop Woop! Start saving people!
on which your cake will have 31 candles.

Those 31 candles produce 31 BTUs,
Of course….
or 7,812 calories of heat (that's only 7.8120 food Calories!) .
How handy to know!
You can boil 3.54
US ounces of water with that many candles.   So in the next crisis will set my birthday cake candles alight and boil a thimble of water!

All of the following is irrelevant to me as I am British!

In 1978 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1978 the
US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1978 in the
US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1978 in the
US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the
US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the
US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1978 the population of
Australia was approximately 14,430,830.
In 1978 there were approximately 224,181 births in
In 1978 in
Australia there were approximately 102,958 marriages and 40,608 divorces.
In 1978 in
Australia there were approximately 108,425 deaths.

Your birth flower is CHRYSANTHEMUM – Which happen to be my favourite garden flower

Your birthstone is Citrine
thought it was Opal, Amber of some other hideous stone!

The Mystical properties of Citrine

Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit. Me, really?

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Yellow Topaz, Pearl, Diamond Was wrong above…..do not mind diamond although a tad boring, would love sapphire but no L

Your birth tree is

Walnut Tree, the Passion I do like Walnuts….

Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egoistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromises.

I am smiling trying to look all cute so I am forgiven all the things I am in that sentence, but am ashamed of.  At last…”It’s not my fault, it is the fault of the conception date, for which I had no input, thus making me this way, thus not my fault, thus can not take responsibility.  Not buying it?  Uh, ok.”

There are 136 days till Christmas 2009!
Woop! Woop! Let’s all chant “Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday”
There are 149 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waxing crescent.




Yours amused,



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Monday, 3 August 2009

Loads to do!!!

Especially for Mum who says I have not blogged for ages!

I have loads to do and am on fire bashing out the invoices and answering the phone...bish bosh.....bosh...bish!

Will blog later about my incredible weekend when I get the photos off the camera!

Will also be starting ToffeeTV on Youtube soon, that puppy so deserves worldwide recognition!!!!

Love you Ma


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