Friday, 20 July 2007

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

a Picture within a picture


A picture within a picture I was actually trying to photograph the rain on the bottom of the window
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Monday, 16 July 2007


I only actually posted this picture to amuse myself as today I realised my reading Lamp on my desk at the office looked like a Skutter from Red Dwarf ok Missing the fingers but its my Imagination stop messing......

Oh an I've had the day from Hell cus BT decided to bugger my phone lines and Bills to high heaven they didn't even use Lube or leave a tip so Ive come in had a brew a prawn mayo, chive and roquefort sandwhich, then I finished the last of the afore mentioned Toffee Shortbread then the fudge that I have fudged that hasn't quite set I had put in the freezer and I poured some over double choc chip muffin's yes comfort food is the only way to relieve stress after you have made call centre staff cry
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Quick Edit, possibly an aside I just had a visit from the ever Lovely Michele
(go visit an say Hi...... No now, not later now........ You aren't Listening ;) ...... )
She lets many of us litter her blog with our comments and brings us together in many ways for that and the Comment I would like to say thank you Michele ;)
Thank you
oh and the fudge was fantastic

Sunday, 15 July 2007


See how beautiful this looks and yet is was grey bleak and miserable outside but this rock brightened my whole day, a totally new experience for me ;)
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Random Picture

I know this is utterly Random which is a little strong for a Sunday but I saw this and just liked it so there
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As requested the New living Abode



My Shiny New apartment ;)

My Chocolate Toffee Shortbread

I have been very nicely asked to provide my Recipe for Chocolate Toffee Shortbread

Sorry about the picture but as anyone who has been reading will know my picture taking options are limited at the moment ;)


The Recipe goes as follows

290g (10 oz) of Unsalted butter at room Temp

60g (2 oz) Caster Sugar

175g (6 oz) Plain Flour

60g (2 oz) Ground Rice

400g Condensed milk

6tbsp Golden syrup

200g + (upto you ) Belgian Chocolate (although any will do)


  1. Grease a baking tin
  2. Cream 180g of the butter until soft the add the caster sugar and beat well until pale and fluffy
  3. Stir in the flour and ground rice and mix until it all comes together. Press the mix into the base of the tin with floured fingers and prick with a fork. Bake at 180 degrees (gas mark 4) for 15min then leave to cool
  4. Place the condensed milk, syrup and remaining butter in a saucepan stirring continuously, bring slowly to the boil then simmer for about 5 min until golden (like custard but slightly darker) pour over the shortbread evenly (smooth with a heated sppon) then leave to cool
  5. Melt the chocolate by breaking it into a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the cool toffee layer and spread evenly (with a heated spoon) leave to cool then refrigerate for 1 hr for best results over night.


Enjoy ;)

Edits are brought to you courtesy of Anne (Thank you Anne for saving me further embarrassment ;) )

This is my 100th Post (Things I have forgotten to post about)

I cant remember if I have ever bogged about this I an don't know why but I don't wanna go back but a while ago I fell out with "B" an she has spoken to me since ok I have been as guilty in none reply but she was quite harsh. The reason I bring this up today on my 100th post is I woke up this morning thinking about it an I had, had an awesome dream (which for the record since I started my meds I am dreaming again I cant remember the last time I dreamt ) anyway yeah the last time me and "B" spoke was over MSN (no suprise there) and the last thing she said to me was 'Why do you even talk to me' I couldn't come up with a good enough answer and we haven't spoken since.

Which after everything we went through I think is a real shame, but I am too stubborn to cross the bridge or hold out the Olive branch and to be honest I think she manipulated me a little bit in the overall grand scheme of things.

To the point where right now at this exact moment in time I actually dislike her and was considering righting her an obituary. Dont get freaked out I wasn't planning to kill her I just planned to use it as a mental end of story.

Ahh see now its making sense isn't it dear reader now you can see why I need this blog some things I just cant keep locked up in here for to long its not healthy.

I have been asked by a good blog friend to post some photos of the apartment I still haven't got around to charging my camera or for that matter finding the charger but in all fairness I did get a new phone yesterday and the camera on that will probably surfice so as soon as I have loaded the software on this computer I will sort some photos out.

Thursday I had an urge to cook, don't ask me why I just did so I cooked a Lasagne and chocolate toffee shortbread. Well the lasagne was awesome and a big hit but I just wasn't happy with the chocolate toffee shortbread so on Friday I made Cannelloni and more chocolate Toffee shortbread this time I played around with the recipe and it was spot on, the shortbread was just right buttery melt in your mouth and the toffee was fudgy very Moorish. Oh the cannelloni was awesome too.


 

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

I think I have found my sanity

Well technically that's a lie, I think I know where I left it and hey fuck it! It can bloody well stay there what with these meds I am in a much happier place things don't stress me half as much as they used to I have the odd bout of anxiety but even they are getting less and less in their appearance.

I have realised I have to do something about "you" as my emotions are now well and truly in control as I was reading a post or equivalent on a social networking site she made to her ex an I got Jealous hmmm not good I actually invited her round to my new place an offered to cook an she agreed, so we shall see ;)

Hey I can hope, all's not lost as long as you have hope

I am well and truly settled in the new place the Kids can go out whenever they want and it just feels more relaxing than the old place. Plus the bonus is I can see more of what's going and indulge the voyeur in me lol (I'm just nosy really)

I have my laptop set up in a study come library now and as you will be able to browse should you feel the need I am indexing my vast book collection using Shelfari go see its an awesome site if you like your books ;)

Anywho nice chatting to you but I must be off

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Good Morning ;) It’s Sunday and all is well.......

Well it appears to be well ;)


 

I should be cleaning my old apartment right now I have unpacked all my boxes so I have room to move in my new apartment. I have some bits and pieces to put away but Ill work out where I am going to keep those over time for now I'm taking things piece by piece ;)

So am I going to clean or come up with excuse after excuse not to? No I need to clean as handover is in three days so I'll get my ass in gear and go an dclean ;)

I may or may not be back later to tell you all how I'm getting on ;)

Friday, 6 July 2007

It’s Friday I’ve moved again

I need to lose weight I have decided the quitting smoking has failed I brought ten tonight and have smoked one ;0)


Blah


I have no will power


I need a hobby and I have decided I haven't had sex in far too long does sex count as a hobby I certainly enjoy it


I will post more I am still tidying up ish or settling in Im not sure what its really classed as I have boxes half unpacked and stuff in cupboards where it doesn't belong.


The Kids are happy as they can go out more easily and although it has a bedroom less its actually bigger (pah go figure)

TTFN back soon

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Just seen the pics of my ex’s wedding

Cant decide what emotion this has brought out but I don't think it's a good one


 

I vocally said some nasty things about how she looked which is childish an is probably just deep rooted anger an then I had a little rant an now I don't know how I feel but I needed to air it here

Monday, 2 July 2007

I’m not an attention seeker am I?

Where did this title come from I really don't know?


 

So I say ignore the title…..


 

I said Ignore it……


 

I'm smiling profusely cus I got one of those comments that just makes you smile in a warm the heart people are real an genuine kinda way an that sometimes is jus nice ;) She knows who she is an my reply is the fact that somebody cares even in a small way means more than anything, sometimes the smallest gestures have the greatest effect ;) So thank you.

I still haven't had another Cigarette people ok so officially only 39 ½ hours in but this is good for me ;)

Sunday, 1 July 2007

I’ve quit smoking so bite me .....

You know what the really annoying thing is I'm not finding it half as hard as I have in the past, ok thus far I have had a couple of weak moments but nothing serious and Im already past the 24 hour mark. Ok that might not sound serious to you but that just tells me you've never smoked.....


 

This time I am kicking the habit I hate it I have done for ages and its going


 

So people some support may well be needed here ;)


 

Other than that Ive been packing this weekend as Im moving again, not far this time an hopefully this time It will be for longer than a few months ;)