Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Websites, the hard way!

Well...I have spent the best part of today trying to build my website!

It's crazy I've made two from scratch but this new one I'm working on...blimey seriously hard work.

The plan was to build a straight forward Gallery nothing more fancy than that...ah well I guess I should get back to it...


Sunday, 2 March 2008

Yesterday's News - 1st March 2008

Yesterday, My son and I went to my Parents home. They were going to pick up their new 'Baby' from Llanelli Dog's Home, so it fell to us to go and 'Auntie-Sit' while they were away.

Auntie Ollie is 93 this year. She moved in with my Parents about a year back as the rest of my family in England were, well lets just say they really couldn't be bothered to give her any of their time. Sad really as she has such a great sense of humour and an active mind, with hundreds of stories to tell.
She was a musician, played piano, accordion and balalaika. Toured Europe with a Ukrainian folk group and even played the Royal Albert Hall!

Hanging out with Auntie is great fun and as you can probably tell I'm proud to have her in my family.

Anyway, the point of the Auntie-sit was for them to go get their new baby, who as you have probably guessed is a dog!

And here he is... He's names Dodger and is 7 weeks old, a bit too young to be re-homed but after you hear his story, you'll understand why.

He was the only one left of his litter. I don't know why, but the Mother killed all the others and somehow he managed to dodge his fate and ended up in a dog's home.

My parents' after telling me I have to stop falling for sob stories, fell for his when the plumber they recently hired started telling them about him and then showed them a picture...and that I guess was that, they had to have him!

Here's a pic' of my Dad growling at my Mum, so Dodger doesn't have too!

And here's the proof that there's a new man (be it a little hairy one) in my Mum's life!!

Hello Blog World!!

I've seen many blogs on the internet over the years and thought to myself "Hmmm, I could so do that, I've got loads to say!! But well now I come to start one I'm sitting here thinking "Arrrgh...Where to start?"
Seems so long since I did anything interesting enough to blog about but well maybe you'll be interested in some of the things I have been writing about recently.

I discovered Squidoo yay and made a few lenses. One on Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, not as comprehensive as I would have liked but damn there are just so many of them, I'd be writing the world's longest lens if I did!

How to survive a Zombie Attack, strangely this lens seems to be of great interest. I wrote a short essay on how the yBa changed the concept of Art as we knew it... I'm pretty up on Art, being an artist myself and the proud owner of a B.A in Fine Arts, so maybe there will be some blogs on that in future.

I was planning to train as a Secondary School Art Teacher but well, I'm not too sure any more, not because of the a Art side or even the Teenagers - I'm pretty good with both!
It's just that after a recent visit to my Son's school - Yep I'm the mother of a teenager, wow I can hardly believe that one myself! - It was just when I came into contact with the Teachers there I found myself thinking "These people are nothing like me...How the hell can I spend all day with just these to talk to?" so looks like I'm back to working out my next career move...ah well

Anyway, my Squidoo lenses - the final one is a how to on doll hair re-rooting...I make Ooak (one of a kind dolls) although not the kind that most people want!

Damn it that's the problem with my Painting too...people want it in their houses but they just don't want to pay for it to be there...yeah like My Son and I don't need to eat!!!

I've just realised how therapeutic writing this is and yay it's given me loads of ideas on what to blog about next...So just watch this space people!

Take Care y'all,