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Nearing the crest of the hill (37). The partner of a voracious and far superior blogger (check my user profile for the link). Owner of a cat who wants to take over the world and move back to Dunstable (her home town), and owner of several goldfish that speak with cockney accents. Wanting to rant and grumble about this and that going on in the world. Wanting to post pics and vids from my mobile from time to time. I just want to be able to express an opinion on topics, if I have one, or maybe reveal a piece of "exciting" information about my life...whatever really.

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You can also visit my old blogging site by checking out my user profile.

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White Knickers?

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Can anyone explain to my WHY anyone would want white knickers? And WHY manufacturers insist on putting more white knickers than any other colour into a multi-pack? If people want white knickers, why not just make packs of white-knickers-only available to them? Unless you are wearing a white skirt/dress/trousers...why on Earth would you want white knickers? Particularly (and excuse me for pointing this out) at certain times of the month? Is white material the cheapest or something? I really don't want white knickers but I have no choice because they are there in every bloody multi-pack I buy. Unless I buy like 4 packs and sell off just the white ones...but why should I have to do that? And why can't I buy a pack of just black ones? Am I asking too much?

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12th Oct 2007, 23:51   | tags:,comments (29)

I'm dumbfounded.

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I have a Facebook group I founded called "I am from Liverpool, Sydney...not Liverpool, England". And I visit the group several times a week to see how things are going. I'm gradually building members, up to 57 at the moment. Pretty good considering I have no friends on Facebook that tie-in to this group. Anyway I was looking at the names of the new members as I am on the lookout to offer someone a group officer role because I don't have a lot of fresh content to add myself, and thought that having someone around in the
Liverpool area to help me run it might keep fresh content rolling. I sent a mass group message asking if anyone was interested in being a group officer. No one replied. Anyway, I went and looked at one new guy's friends (because he's on the Oz network I can't see his profile) to see if I could get any
idea as to what he was like so I could then message him to see if he was interested in becoming an officer. ANYWAY...he's only some Australian actor, writer, director!!! How embarrassing would that have been to ask him!! I have someone remotely famous in my Facebook group! Yay!!! I'm so shallow...


A plan.

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I got a bit of a shock last night. I decided to check my phone balance and I had less balance than I expected. So, in a money-saving venture, I'm going to use my phones "notes" app to write posts whilst in bed at night (the time I compose 90% of my posts) and then send the post to my PC via bluetooth,
then cut and paste it into my Gmail and send it in. Twisted I know but if it saves me some dosh it's what I have to do. A solution of sorts. I'll check how much these posts are really costing me before I decide for sure. I'm running both my blog and Chrissy's World so I have to look at my options.

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12th Oct 2007, 10:58   | tags:,,,comments (3)

Sydney the best city?

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I saw an article on the Australian ABC web site which said that Sydney had been voted the world's best city by readers of US Conde Nast Traveller magazine. Here's a quote from the text:

New South Wales Tourism Minister Matt Brown says successful marketing campaigns overseas are paying off.

"We're beating the other biggest cities in the world - Paris, Rome, New York, London - Sydney definitely is number one and it's number one for a variety of reasons," he said.

"Our wonderful food, our wonderful hospitality, our wonderful climate, as well as our spectacular scenery.

"But also our innovative and strategic marketing campaigns."

Wonderful food - granted - if you want to pay top dollar. If you want fish and chips from Doyles at $30, great!
Wonderful hospitality - if you want fights in the streets - and people telling you to go back where you came from, calling you a "wog", "pom", "yank", "nip", "slit", "slanty-eyed" - fantastic! Wonderful climate - if you like the temperature not falling below 30 degrees for 9 months of the year, and rarely falling below 38 degrees from November til March. If you like NO RAIN AT ALL. If you like 60 second showers and not being sure that you'll have enough water to live on - Yahoo!

I'll give you the spectacular scenery - which is quite frankly the ONLY thing I think Sydney has going for it.

Innovative and strategic marketing campaigns? What, like "So where the bloody hell are you?" Yep, that's the way to entice people to your country, insult them and swear at them.

The thing that makes me laugh most about it is that Melbourne came in 16th on the list. I grew up in Sydney and took my first trip in 1998. I always thought Sydney deserved its "wow" reputation, but after seeing Melbourne, my mind was very quickly changed. OK, granted, Melbourne is not quite as aesthetically pleasing, but its by no means ugly. It is a beautiful city in its own right and has a far superior culture. I can't believe people who visit Australia would praise Sydney so much, and then just crap on Melbourne like that. If (and that's a big IF) Sydney deserves first place, then Melbourne obviously does NOT deserve 16th!


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Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

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Otherwise known as Nick Robinson and Evan Davis on the 6 'o' Clock news last night. I just liked their facial expressions whilst standing there waiting to be spoken to. It cracked me up.
10th Oct 2007, 16:34   | tags:,,comments (0)

My new obsession.

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I have faced a dilemma for many a year. It started long ago. Every Xmas my mum would make a Xmas fruit cake. As with all kids, I'd be offered the bowl to lick clean. I loved the mix and the fruity taste, but hated the fruit pieces and the cake once baked. I love the fruit flavour of fruit loaf. . .particularly toasted but hate the fruit pieces. Over recent years I have found I can tolerate raisins in things. I bought myself some cinnamon and raisin loaf and enjoyed that but HELL it was expensive! My S.O. took a trip to the local ASDA and found cinnamon and raisin bagels. These are my new obsession. I really love them. Finally I have found a fruity bread thing I love. I don't usually have anything to thank ASDA for, but for these, I thank them.

Live long and prosper!

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My father-in-law is fascinated by the has between my big toe and the next one along. It puts him in giggles some times. Em calls it my "live long and prosper" toes.
8th Oct 2007, 17:48   | tags:comments (0)

Can you read this?

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fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

I can't believe that there would actually be people who COULDN'T read this after some time. I would think it would be great if you were dyslexic, but then again, perhaps not. Just a bit of fun. I'm bored today.

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8th Oct 2007, 11:52   | tags:,,comments (3)