Easter Sunday and no Eggs :(

Well. I’m not much of a chocolate lover anyway. We had French Toast instead. That was my eggs.

Yesterday I had a pretty good day. Pottering around, reading, writing, enjoying myself.

I read a lot of blogs. But I actually read one with a new site review on it. From http://changeitupediting.com/ on a site I’d not heard off. The first two people to email the reviewer got an upgraded membership to this crit site.

http://www.scribophile.com  sorry not too great when I link things… ‘edit’

I thought no way I’ll never be the first. Well I was. Lol… so I’ve now somewhere else to procrastinate. Oh dear…

I waited for the other half to come home. And then we went up for a wonderful home cooked meal at my dad’s (his wife Liz is an amazing cook) we stayed up chatting till late and then slept there. Coming home a little too early still. I can never sleep properly in another bed. Even if I’ve had a few drinks.

Today’s about relaxing. And chilling out some more. Spent a little time nosing around the new site. Scribophile. It’s not bad. 🙂 Although there are a lot of genre’s there that I won’t participate in reading. Strict sci fi, fantasy gal when it comes to reading…. I can read a script of any genre. But a story or novel. I really struggle to get into.

Happy, happy Easter to all. And hope it’s a great day for everyone.


General 🙂


Today I have to wait in for the sky man. Our dish broke so it needs fixing properly. 🙂 So having done all my running about yesterday I have the full day to edit, read, and relax. We’re also going out later to my dads. Which will be nice. 


I’ve not posted too much this week because I’ve felt personally drained. And it’s just been one of those really bad weeks which I’d sooner forget about. 


There is no chance of me getting the 12th off work for my Uncles funeral. So I also have to deal with that. One of the biggest problems in working for a small firm is there is no cover. Shame, really. Just fingers crossed I can turn this crappy blip around and get back to something normal. Sleep and food just went right out the window. 😦 


A break is a nice thing though and with the other half having lots of overtime I’ve finally been able to get some of the things we’ve been lacking of over the last month. With some luck this is a good sign and it looks like he might be working full time again soon. 


I don’t begrudge him anything. He’s worked so hard in all the years I’ve known him. But when a job becomes more than a job and something you are just doing because you’re forced too it really is time to move. Fate has played some pretty crappy jokes on us in the last 4 years. It’s also given us a good couple of ‘get’ out clauses too and I think that they were for the best. 






Well temps have been so low recently my heater is going ten fold on the main pond to attempt to keep it warm. I don’t think this winter is doing any of our koi any favours. 


We’ve also turned the heater back on the baby tank to see if the ‘cooking’ episode was indeed a one off. It seems to be working as normal now. ummmm I’m puzzled by this even more so with recent ‘things’ going on around here. But, lets leave that, at that. 


I did treat the baby tank with blanket weed killer yesterday. Holmeswood have lots of new products in. Which I’ll try… 🙂 So I have no doubt that it’s dying off now. At least the babies will have free movment in few days. It’s like 6ft long in there… and I have no doubts it will block everything up again, so will have to keep an eye on it. 


They had some lovely new koi in the shop… A cracking little Tancho Doitsu something… and he’s also got some big Hajiro 🙂 They’re amazing. And they look just like my nisai 🙂 hopefully mine will get much bigger soon. I want them to grow more. They’ll be going in the big pond in the next month. 






Waiting on some reviews to come in at the end of this month. Then I can think about things and move forward. Editing is going well to be fair. I’m pleased with my own progress either way. So onwards with the day. 


Have a good one. And speak soon. 



I remember this….. :(

Dear all…


I do remember feeling like this from 2006-07 and I remember what it did to me.


Words in my head are not good at the moment. Words are unrepeatable. The whole ‘death’ thing and stress I just can’t seem to cope well at all with. Really really not well at all.


Work is not helping. And that isn’t because I don’t enjoy it. I love my customers and the guys in the job aren’t too bad. They make the day bearable. But it’s the FOOD!!!!


I want to literally squark my eyes out. I ate the middle part of a cheese and onion pie and my inner voice is really screaming at me. I had a cup of coffee and I’ve since been sick. I’ve not been sick because I’ve felt so bad for 4 years!




I just want to hide away and that isn’t going to do me any good. I was getting over the January blues and feeling crap. But now. I feel worse.


Sorry that’s all I have to say for today. I’ll keep posting and trying to work through it but at the moment. I’m not good.


D x x


Having a hard time tonight. So I don’t want to talk about it too much. A death in the family even one you haven’t seen for a while isn’t something nice. It hits hard because it makes you think about who, what and why….


Kind of makes you think… lots.


Also had a lot of ‘extra’ traffic here the last couple of days. And as much as I love it. I kind of get worried when people only look at certain posts. : (


Going to take a few days off I think.


Speak soon.


x x

Awesome weekend :)

Such a busy weekend. But a good one. 


Although I haven’t moved so much off the couch. I’ve been editing like crazy. I’ve read through three different chapters for crit as I owe them out. And I’ve read a script for another friend. 🙂 


All in all, fab amount of work. I’m please. 


In other news the snow has kept us from doing much outside. The ponds are cooler than I’d like. Main pond dropped to 10d even with the heating. And the baby tank dropped to 5d so no food for either of them. It was too cold to get the sanke out and sedate and see what was going on so I’m hopeful for the easter hols this next weekend. 


Four days to work then FOUR days off. How awesome. Shopping to get in and lots of writing. So if anyone needs me for anything then I need requests in soon. Before I’m booked up. 


Sunday dinner with mum later, 🙂 Can’t wait for that. Hubby is going out for the evening so it’s me and the cat for the night. A warm fire and some more work. 


Hope everyone is doing well. 🙂 Speak soon.