Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Crime Isn't Funny...





It really isn't. But this is funny in an 'oh-my-god-I-can't-believe-it' way. We were walking home from a friends flatwarming (in the wee small hours as you might be able to tell by the light. How did it get so late?!) and saw this van. Someone had driven it into the height restriction bar, and, well, you can see the result.... They just abandoned it there.

It's like someone took a tin opener to it.

Mad.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Funny Story


So I was wondering what to do blog-wise today and for some reason had been thinking about this funny thing that happened when I was a kid. So I'm gonna tell you...

My dad isn't a vet. He's a biologist - animal physiology to be precise - of the academic sort. Teaching, writing papers, advising and the like. But when I was a kid he was who family friends would come to for advice on pets. Balding cats, smelly hamsters, limping gerbils - you get the idea.

One of our friends, who lived round the corner, had a goldfish. It belonged to Jack who is my age and was about 5 at the time. One evening my parents got a phone call to say that the fish wasn't very well and would my dad be able to come over and see if there was anything he could do. (I think my dad did his PhD on guppies so perhaps they knew that and thought that he would be the fountain of all aquarium fish knowledge.) Jacks mum is a little prone to melodrama and I think that combined with a very upset little boy prompted the phone call....

So my dad popped round to be friendly and neighbourly and I think fully expecting to say there was nothing he could do, and flush the fish down the loo.

The fish was floating in the water at the top of the tank. Not moving. Dead looking. My dad, feeling the need to do something more than declare the time of death when faced with a stressed mum and a crying child, lifted the fish out of the water and gently gave it mouth to mouth.

As he carefully blew into the fishes mouth, something shot out of the other end.

He placed the fish back in the tank and it swam off happily.

Apparently it was constipated. And I do believe that the fish lived for many more years.

True story.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Web Site Wonder

I LOVE this website...

http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

It's just not the same leaving notes around the house for your live-in boyfriend but perhaps I should start as a joke...

Feelin' all floppy today. Possibly I need a flapjack.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

New Necklace!




Newly added to my shop.... re-stocking after the clear out. Having a little trouble with aligning photos on blogger today. Hmmmm....

I have been interviewed! Oh I feel famous. But I'm not. I don't know if I answered the questions as well as others have done, so go here to either find out more about me, or laugh at my wiffle...

http://kellymalouf.com/blog/

Kelly is a dedicated blogger (More than one! Busy lady...) and spends a lot of her time interviewing other artists, which is great as we all need a bit of help sometimes.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Yummy Indian Food





On Friday we went for dinner to celebrate my brothers birthday. A fun night was had. And the food was wonderful. I had an amazing fish curry but my photo of that didn't do it justice. However my brothers ice cream was very photogenic as were the flower lampshades and the swirly stain left when I dropped some red onion on the tablecloth. Whoops.

http://www.roti.uk.com/

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Window Collection & Laziness


What can I say? I'm a little lazy today and am enjoying the wonders of flickr mosaics.

I have had to remove most of my jewellery from my shop as I sold it all at the weekend off etsy. Which is great, but now my shop is a little bald. I have a commision for wedding jewellery - busy busy! I will post some photos when I have made the pieces. Oh the pressure to make things amazing enough for someones wedding!