Squeaky Shoe Orchestra performing their first gig tonight at my birthday party! I have erected the marquee and am busy at the moment making sandwiches, cakes, nibbles etc.
Actually they're for a picnic lunch. We're all going to the Fleet Air Arm Museum today. I've always wanted to go and thought today would be a good day. Hope it's as good as I think it will be.
I'll be back in plenty of time so glad rags on, knee highs, tiaras, the whole works and let's PARTY!!!!!
Must get on or I'll be late, got to be at daughter's at 10 so I've only got an hour and I'm not even dressed yet!
What about "boogie shoes"?? though do like Rhinestones on the Soles of her Shoes - Paul Simon!
Do the songs lessen the squeaks? xx
When I was supposed to be working on the school website this afternoon, I got to thinking what tunes our new Benchland Squeaky Shoe Orchestra (BESSO?) might play. Please feel free to add suggestions to their repertoire.
I have a pair of new shoes with very clicky heels, so I'll join the percussion section.
Crocodile Shoes...... (Obviously!) Jimmy Nail
Dancing (sqeaking) Shoes - Cliff Richard
Blue Suede Shoes (Doc Martins?) - Elvis
Diamonds (Rhinestones?) on the Soles of her Shoes - Paul Simon
In these Shoes? - Kirsty McCall
The New Soft (Squeaky) Shoe Emmylou Harris
Sand (squeaks) in My Shoes - Dido
My Shoes Keep Walking (talking) Back to You - ?
To be continued.....
SQUEAKETTY SQUEAK, here I am, suppose it's better than me singing!
Well, had no need to be nervous, nice, kind lady, lots of stuff to make me look natural............had serum, colour corrector, foundation, eyeliner, blusher, lipstick and mascara, woo hoo transformation complete! Did actually like it, made me look healthier, received some testers so I can practice at home, now that's a joke as have only wore lipstick for years and years! New me, well maybe??? Not everyday anyway.....................
Have been everywhere today now back home and cannot get off that "CBA" bench, who put the superglue on that bench? Want to shake their hand xx
But if it's freezing cold, we will not go..........wet dogs I can do, cold in the night I can NOT cope with!
The Squeaky Shoe Orchestra is now rehearsing for their performance on Saturday night. All together now....one....two....three....and................
Anybody seen Katy? There's a glamorous lady over there, where she was this morning - the one standing by FF in the shoe orchestra! :p!!
I booked the French trip last night! Yippeee! So excited! Probably going to have to purchase a new, smaller wheely suitcase - we have a LOT of trains to negotiate. Also need to halve the amount I normally take on holiday.
Yorkshire Dales? Love it there! Hope you have good weather. Absolutely persisted it down here today. Don't want that in a campervan with 2 soggy doggies??
That sounds lovely JCJ, hoorah for holidays!!!!
Kay, you are like grumpy all over the place, haha, mean travelling!
Oh golly gosh, todays the day for make up thingy, am feeling a little well maybe a big bit nervous! Will have all YD's workmates coming over, oh dear what have I let myself in for???
Because of op last year can now wear all my old shoes, put on a pair and started SQUEAKING, both shoes, How do you get rid???? Better not wear them to MMU2 haha!
Not sure if it's bloating or water retention, not nice was very pleased cause I had lost some weight now it's piling on so am not going near the scales know I would be horrified, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! xx
Katy, any chance that diuretics may help your swelling middle regions? Sounds like water retention? Just a thought.
I'm on the excited bench! OH has finally made a decision! We're going to Annecy, in the French Alps, by rail, on 10th August for a week! Nearly booked it tonight but I'm really tired - been a very long day - can't believe it's only Tuesday - and I need to check out stuff like connecting trains, overnight London accomodation and insurance with our combined medical histories, so I'll do it at the weekend.
This means we'll be back in London on 16th, so if MMU2 is 18th, I should be able to make it. Double hooray! 🙂 😄 (I hope it wasn't me you were waiting for??!) 🙂
Sounds lovely grumpy! Hope the weather is better next week for you all!
MULLET, gone woo hoo, honestly what a mess it was, yuck!
Have my make up session on Thurs, am really nervous............
Spoke to hairdresser about highlights so still thinking it over, mmmmmmmmm!
Bought a pretty dress for hols, I love it, now all I have to do is get rid of the monsterous tummy! Am fine in the morning but as the day progresses it just gets bigger and bigger! It's def meds but am in a catch 22 cause the pain is NOT good when I don't take them but seriously don't like getting bigger and bigger!
Has been a gorgeous day today, warm as in you didn't have to wear a coat, long may it last xx
Took Lady Meg and ASBO Joey on their first camping trip - oh my goodness!!! Joey loved roaming around on the long tether while Meg sat on the grass in a superior fashion thinking it wasn't 5-star enough!!! Anyhow once they realised that it was permanent walks all day and CHIPS for lunch and lots of cuddles, they loved it.
So that's another part of life they can enjoy with their new Mum.
PS and the weather was OK, cool wind but sunny most of the time. Off to the Yorkshire Dales next week.....
Oh my JCJ all those treats and presents!! Glad you had a super, duper day!!
Double OH MY FF, naked with your new TV?????????????
What's going on???
MMU2 we are just waiting for one, you know who you are! then emails will be sent to all!!
Had the most interesting morning, had a Lynn specialist giving out lots and lots of information. The very swollen arm is filled with fat (something to do with protein) now, I always thought it was fluid. You can be referred for a type of liposuction which takes away all of the fat, two ladies in our group are going to be put on the waiting list and were soooooooooooooooo pleased! I thought it was just wonderful! And you can get different colours of sleeves and gloves on the NHS??? No one tells you that?? Ever! So all in all a most informative day.
Sun is shining here and it's actually warm, a woo hoo day indeed!
Going to have my haircut tomorrow have been walking around with a MULLET, think 70's, not a pretty sight xx
Many happy returns JCJ, glad you had a lovely day. My day has been quite busy, Son came over and installed the new tv and we have removed both the old tv and the old bed to the local tip. I can get into the spare room again now the bed has gone. Two of the grandchildren "helped " us and it would have been so much quicker without them! We got rather wet loading and unloading cars too.
Sitting here now watching the new tv, wearing not a lot of clothing (it's ok... I am decent). I've had to put the heating on to put washing on the radiators to dry for work tomorrow and it's VERY warm in here. I hope I can hang the rest of it out tomorrow.
Have we got a definite date for MMU2 yet?
Thank you Katy. :). I had a lovely day. ES texted yesterday to ask me to fetch him from nearby village as he'd sold his Jaguar on Mark Futon-Ebay's favourite website and the buyer just happened to live near us! He then had no vehicle to get the 90 miles home - or to work next week! - so he's spent last night and today at our house, trawling t'internet. His friend took him to see one car while OH & I went for pub Sunday lunch and a walk in Calke Abbey park.....the skies opened so we cut it short! Got home to be asked if I could ferry ES to look at another car -back near where we'd just been! He paid £450 for an ancient "characterful" Volvo estate which he's just driven off home in. Made him promise to let me know he arrives safely! Bit of a come down from a 3-year old Jag with all bells & whistles, but he's trying to get together the deposit to buy his flat. 🙂
Then YD rang so we had a lovely bit of 3way banter between her and her brother & me. Magic. Also YD says she's got an interview for a new job next week AND she's coming to see us to bring our birthday pressies next weekend!
As he left, ES said he'll be up again in a couple of weeks to take us out to lunch for our birthdays! My cup runneth over! :):):)
All in all, a lovely way to forget it's back to the grindstone tomorrow! Must go and put cream and jam in the sponge cake I made yesterday.
Thanks for the balloons and the yummy cake. My tiaras slipped a bit and my knee-highs are damp and twisted with all the dashing about in the rain!
Happy Birthday to you
Yahoo be dooby/scooby doo
Happy Birthday JCJ
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Balloons on benches, tiara and knee highs at the ready, HUGE cake in tardis fridge!!
Have a lovely day xx
Tee Hee JCJ, you are funny!
Great news about op just think no more pain, a woo hoo moment indeed!
Party tomorrow for the birthday girl!
Enjoy "pubbing it", yum yum!
PS love the pics!
Another new TV what's going on??? Do hope you get a bargain............love bargains! Glad you are off the "grrrrrr" bench, FF and a new job? That's what worrying does for you!
Bought abdominal push thing yesterday and knee pads, nooooooooooooooo not for me, know I've lost my marbles but haven't gone that far yet, it's for YD, I wouldn't be able to get down on the floor to push the thing!
I was saying to her that I feel a bit dowdy at the moment, don't like my hair and don't like the very fat tummy either sooooooooo she said that she would arrange a make up session for me (just usually wear lipstick) it's Thurs! She said that if I liked the make up she would pay for it.......................sat on the "teary but not showing it to YD" bench. Thought it was really lovely of her! Bit apprehensive though.
GD was asked to do some modelling, for a big store, we were all excited, then realised the show was the day we leave for our hol ! They will have another show so all is not lost........
Did shopping early, picked up a new book so feet up for the rest of the day, relaxing!
Oh almost forgot phoned about lidocaine thing and am on the waiting list so all fine, I am in the system!!! xx
Ooh er! Long awaited NHS letter (non-BC!) has arrived! Been expecting it, was excited to receive it, but now I feel sick. Invited for pre-op assessment on Thursday 22 May and Trigger Thumb op on Friday 6th June, 12.00.
So the 'invite' arrives with my birthday cards, and the op is the day after our 'unofficial' 32nd wedding anniversary (married on 2nd, reception on 5th - long story)!!
Hope it's not true what they say about Friday afternoon surgery! 😞
Going out for Sunday pub lunch, and a walk, tomorrow as it's my birthday and OH's birthday on Wednesday. 🙂
So now I should be taming the wilderness that is the garden, and making cakes for colleagues on Monday (jam & cream sponge and chocolate & pear cakes) but I am on the slightly apprehensive but still CBA bench! Going to potter up to the local wood later, to see the bluebells! 🙂
No longer spitting feathers, just wandering about shaking my head and muttering "unbelievable" at frequent intervals. It's been so nice to have two days without worry. Someone is going to hear ALL about this believe you me, but I have to wait for the copy of the consultant's letter before I know exactly WHO to shout at, sorry, I mean write to.
Normal? Me? I have no idea. Probably not. Answers on a postcard please! Yes, I've still got the sqeaky shoes, now only wear them when visiting family and walking is not on the agenda
Pity about Owliver JCJ, I would have liked to see a photo of your OH's face!
I'm not too sure about this new job, think I jumped in there without really thinking it through. Still, it's only been three days, I'm sure I'll get used to it.
Hope you all have a good weekend. I am going shopping for a new tv.....hope I can find a bargain!
Hehehehe! Just recieved this from kinittedknockersuk.com:
Thank you for sending us pictures of your knocker...it looks really good.
I have one comment...when you measure you need to press down on the knocker...when you do this does it become larger and therefore 6.5 inches and then becomes a D cup. If not then dont worry it remains a C."
Better delete THAT off my school tablet?! Or I could be facing disciplinary action!? 😛
I was very tempted to put Owliver in the box, Katy, maybe along with his twin brother ToWhitby (in recognition of where he was knitted last week!) but it would require a ladder and a screw driver to take the top off the box - could shove him through the hole but then I'd not be able to get him out again! Decided a) I CBA and b) don't 'do' ladders/heights!
You wanted pics of cat and boob - see my images!
You calmed down yet FF, from your overwhelming relief/justifiable anger or are you still spitting feathers? 🙂
I am getting a little further forward about our summer holiday plans - printed (off t'internet by moi) Eurostar holiday pages are now on the dining table, so hopefully, we will have a decision soon (by which time everything will be booked?!) So hope I can organise it to be able to make MMU2!
Sorry Katy, I have a hairy face too!! I think the only difference is that I am noticeably blind in my left eye, and I cough a lot. Oh, how tall are you? I'm 5' 2" and fat.
Still on the itchy bench, but the dermatologist is sending me for a punch biopsy on my leg on May 6th. Fingers crossed they will find out what it is.
So very glad that FF is out of the waiting room and back in NEDland again. xx
Woo hoo FF is NORMAL so, so pleased for you!!
How awful, having all that worry but wonderful that it was all for nothing, seems to have been a bit of a mess...........you disappeared from the system, then an error recall, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Psst is she really normal???? Do you still have your squeaky shoes??
Was at docs this morning, have a birdie visiting me on and off in the nether regions so have the usual preps for that, altered pain tabs (fingers crossed) antis for holiday and cream for my varicose vein which I've had for years but now have "bruising" around my ankle. WHEW! He asked if I'd started my lidocaine infusions, I too appear to have been lost in the system?? Have to give them a call, mmmmmmmm! Was originally hoping I would have it before hols, we'll wait and see.
Been to the supermarket as well all before 10 am! I feel exhausted!! haha!
Did you put Owliver in the box? xx
Oh thank F*** for that!! And breathe!
What a debacle! Better the mistake made that way than NOT getting a re-call when needed, but still extremely annoying and unnecessarily scary. Definately cause to celebrate... Being 'normal'??!! 🙂
Oh Foxy what a RELIEF!!!!!
I shall join you for a tincture in the Lost - sorry, Found - Plottery Shed. Cheers, bottoms up and all that.
Deep Joy all round.
The news is good. My mammogram is normal. I was recalled IN ERROR!!!!!! Unbelievable. Bl**dy unbelievable. A week of worrying myself sick, my children worrying, a fifty mile round trip and £2 to park the car and it was a MISTAKE!!!!!!
I am so relieved but I am also furious and my consultant wasn't happy either. Apparently I'm not the only one this has happened to recently and it is a waste of her time to see patients who do not need her. She said she would be writing to "Bookings" to complain and will send me a copy of her letter. I will be sending them a very strongly worded letter myself. She made sure that I had a copy of the leaflet on how to complain.(PALS).
She also gave me a copy of my mammo report and I was quite intrigued to find out that I have titanium clips in my left boobie. Didn't know that before.
Right, I'm going to have a large glass of something alcoholic and watch some tv and celebrate the fact that I'm still NED.
Thanks for the good wishes. Off to work shortly then on to the hospital. I seem to be sat on a swinging bench going from optimism to pessimism, back and forth, back and forth. Makes me feel quite sick. Trying to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Had all the idiotic comments "oh, you'll be fine" etc. Why can't they just say "Good luck!"
Started a new job today. In addition to my school 'caretakering', I am now a meal-time assistant at a different school. Went well, only about 20 children have school meals so not too onerous. Need to learn all their names now, the only one I know is my grandaughter!
Must go, will be back later but it may be quite late as going to sons after hospital.
Would def put owliver in hahaha!!! That's my sense of humour hee hee. Sooooooooo a kitty cat then the booby on show (avatar) JCJ?
Not happy with bras either, tried lots and prefer to go wthout too...........ok when at home but do wear when going out, comes off as soon as I get in the door.
Another Lynn bump came up yesterday just a small one hey ho could be worse!
GD back at school today, loved having her! We were making all the plans for the hol, getting excited only 3 weeks now woo hoo!!!
Off and on the "CBA" bench today house half tidied............
Poems are we twins??? I have a hairy face so people will be able to differenciate between us haha!!
FF, thinking of you xx
I have the pattern, I've been and bought some cotton yarn - gulped at the price - will have to find a cheaper source if knittedknockersuk.com accept me as a knitter!! Just got to make one and send photos, but I have a tabby cat to finish first! 🙂
Loving the new tele, Katy, currently watching the snooker live online with no studio wibbling by hasbeens and wannabes! Brilliant!
Not even a twig or a feather in the camera birdbox, but we have got a blackbird nest-building in the ivy right outside our living room window! Thought we'd frightened her away by coming to and fro very close to it, but she was carrying more beakfulls of stuff into it today. Best excuse ever for having an untidy garden?! Still tempted to put Owliver (see new avatar) in the box to give OH a surprise! 😛
Hey Katy, don't you go knocking knitted knockers
I had my mastectomy on December 12th 2012 and have gone braless ever since as I can't ABIDE my hospital prosthesis - it's stuck in the back of my drawer!! But since I've had my knitted knocker, I wear it every day and look like a regular woman again. Regular that is apart from tatty hair, fat stomach, wobbly legs - you get my drift.
Love Kath xxx
mmmmmmmmmm think Harrison!
Well, well rain is literally bouncing down, few days of sunshine then back to reality!
Still on the "childhood" bench GD returns to school tomorrow, she is no bother, a happy "wee" girl!
She has the music channel on and is dancing like crazy, haha!
Knitted boobies??? yahoo be dooby/booby!!
Are you enjoying your new TV and Birdwatch JCJ??
FF, thinking about you and wishing for good news tomorrow, big hugs xx
PS, Just realised Clint Eastwool, where are my marbles again???
A knitted knocker?????? Can you knit a Clint Eastwood, or a Harrison Ford? If so, please send pattern PRONTO!!!
Had a lovely weekend, sunny although a cold wind, play went well and made a profit, dogs enjoying 'playing out' when I did the garden, now having a sit on the Virtuous Bench before a shower, meal and Jamaica Inn. And my boobs don't hurt anymore due to expensive undies....
Used to love Filey, Kay, When the kids were little we camped, 7 summers running, at Humble Bee farm (to my embarrassment when son was stung by a bee on his eyelid one year and we had to go to Scarborough A&E and give our address - was hard to convince them I wasn't taking the p***!! :)) It's near Hunmanby, not far from Filey, the site has got a lot posher these days!!
I'm on the excited crafter bench. I saw Poems had mentioned a knitted knocker (see Woodies thread) so I got YD to investigate FB page, (I deleted my FB account and don't really want to open another.) YD contacted them with my email and they have emailed me details and a pattern, and I can't wait to go into town and buy some yarn (has to be cotton, and I don't have any in my vast left-over 'wool' collection!!) Knitty booby do!! 😄
Back from holiday now. Can't believe how lucky we were with the weather, for once; not a drop of rain.... Or flake of snow! 🙂 Bit of a cold wind, but it is only April, so we can't complain!
Still got everything crossed for FF, and now ST too! Wishing you both good news, and soon! Whatever happens, we're here for you! Hugs xx
Oh FF, my heart goes out to you, hopefully it will be NOTHING.
We're all here for you, fingers and toes crossed for scar tissue or a mole, take care, sending you big, big hugs xx
Oh s***, girls. I've been recalled. Letter arrived this morning. Appt next Weds evening. Unfortunately my daughter was with me and recognises a hospital letter when she sees one. Otherwise I wouldn't have told her. Going to hope it's scar tissue but.....que sera sera.
New bed has arrived, just need to make it now. Quite looking forward to bedtime tonight.