Sunday 20 April 2014

Happy Easter


I was meant to have lunch in Co. Meath today, with T & R, but having had a very summery back garden lunch, yesterday, with E & E, I was an idiot and left my coat home when going to the 'flea market' in the Harbour Bar, and caught a cold.. So, going to spend the rest of the Easter weekend mainly sleeping, or otherwise resting, and hopefully I won't have to miss any work.

Friday 18 April 2014

Good Friday

Sunday 6 April 2014


I haven't blogged much lately as I got a job, etc.. Stay tuned for some more radical changes.. =)

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Done with March

My ShutterCal - March 2014
March, in my ShutterCal

March briefly;
Took Thatsit to the vets, a few times (swollen face).. Won boots from AHAR mobile donation draw (need to sell them, though - too small).. Made pancakes.. Made more bread.. Had a temporary phone problem.. Collected little R from school a few times, and did post-homework crafts with her.. Helped R with her assignments.. Got a job.. Went to see my next home.. Met Basil the cat.. Started the new job..

Saturday 1 March 2014

Done with February

My ShutterCal - February 2014
February, in my ShutterCal

February briefly;
More crochet & miniature crochet.. More homemade bread, pizza, etc.. Watching lots of telly; Murdoch Mysteries, Poirot, Modern Family, etc.. I got a new 'homework pupil' (my friend's daughter whom I've known since she was just a baby).. I did a road trip to Galway, seeing my dream home on the way.. I got my first smartphone as it was free with Vodafone Cherry Points (can't afford anything else).. I finally got through with the seller account set up on Took some hair & beard snaps.. Did another road trip to Galway with M..

I hate narcissists - they are the scum of the earth

Person 1 gets up very early in the morning, drives ~60km, then sits in another car for ~400km, doing various stops across the country, and finally, drives ~60km again, arriving home late in the evening, quite knackered. Wants to sit back and relax, before going to bed, to get up early again, trying to organise a vet appt. for the morning, and take a pet there and back.

Person 2 gets up sometime late afternoon, gets a friend to give a lift to another friend's place (since Person 1's car isn't available for Person 2's use), spending the evening/night there. Phones Person 1 late at night, asking for a lift home (~12km in all). Person 1 agrees, and Person 2 says they'll phone when ready. After waiting for a good while, Person 1 phones around 1am, offering a lift right there and then, hoping to relax afterwards. Person 2 is "not ready", and starts bitching about it, knowing that Person 1 will have to be up again, early in the morning, for the vet appt. (if possible) - since Person 2 definitely wouldn't take care of the vet issue, and would instead stay in bed until afternoon again.

Which one, would you say, constantly keeps calling the other one a "selfish whore"?

Friday 21 February 2014

Selling my Chinese jewellery box on eBay

I think I've blogged (/ranted) about my past problems on attempting to list an item for sale on - the site kept throwing me to the .com version, where I couldn't proceed as my Irish phone number wasn't accepted for verification..

Well, I tried it a few times, over the years, and always had the same problem, but for some reason, when I tried again tonight, IT WORKED! =D Phew, thank God..

I put my Chinese jewellery box up for sale - feel free to make a bid (or share the listing). I would love to keep it as it's beautiful and I love it, but I really don't have anywhere to display it, and it's been in a storage box all these years, which is such a shame for such a pretty item.. And since I have way too much stuff, and I need some money, eBay seems like a good idea. I'm a bit nervous, though, with this being my first item there! Stressing about postage fees and all.. (I kept googling for tips while filling in the item form..)


eBay - Pinterest - Facebook - Twitter

Saturday 15 February 2014

Variations of that perfect bread

I'm still into making bread (basic recipe & pimping it) - so much so, that I don't really buy bread anymore. I usually make two different loaves at the same time, and freeze some.

This time, I added about half a bag of LIDL mixed seeds to the dough, and found my new favourite! Really, really nice!

The bag on the left is what I used.. Sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and pine nuts.

I also bought a bag of mixed nuts with sultanas. I was thinking of adding those, and maybe some cinnamon, to the basic dough. Not sure if it's going to work or not, but can't wait to try and see!

On the left, garlic powder and oregano bread.. On the right, the seed mix bread.

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Looks like shyte weather today :o

Screenies from Met Éireann website.. I don't think I've ever seen a status red before :o Of course, I'll be collecting a friend's daughter from school today - by walking.. I don't mind myself getting soaked (if it happens to shower when we walk home), but she'd have to be in damp clothes until her mam collects her. Must sit her near the radiator and give her my hotwater bottle, if necessary.