Thursday, 28 October 2004


Well I'm into my 2nd day of redundancy hey-ho!!  Why won't it stop raining??  I'm really concerned that my flat is gonna flood.  I know I'm probably being stupid but I have to worry about something ha ha ha..........

The application packs are coming along fine I will have posted one off every day this week.  I've had a rejection letter come through this morning but never mind this is to be expected I guess!!  :-(

Tomorrow I'm having a day off filling in applications :-)  My mum and sister are coming to town so we're going shopping - even if I don't have any money ;-) !!  Hopefully my pay will have gone into my bank account and then I can buy Live At the Bowl - can't wait I know that's gonna cheer me up!  I love seeing the advert makes me smile it does!

In the evening all the work mates are meeting up for some drinks!  I hope it stops raining tomorrow coz I have to walk up there and it costs a fortune in taxis.  I am feeling quite apprehensive about it, like I usually do when I am going out somewhere!  I'm not one for going out and I am shy, so it takes a while to get going.  I'm sure I'll be fine but I don't wanna feel left out or whatever.........Oh, I don't know - I'm being stupid and should just get on with life.

Well I don't know what else to tell ya - I hope you are voting ;-) 

best wishes to you all

Monday, 25 October 2004

Just A Quickie

This is just a quick entry to say:


Please call 09011 33 11 33 and vote for Queen now!!!!


Many thanks :-)


P.S Thanks for your comments on the last entry!  Tomorrow is my last day - but there is a big night planned for Friday - even people who left ages ago are coming!!  Should be a good one.  I'll try and leave a more detailed entry tomorrow, but now it's late and I have other things to do...........

Wednesday, 20 October 2004

An Update

It was about time I gave you an update on my work situation.  All last week I was debating as to whether I actually wanted to stay with the company and I don't envy anyone who has to go through that situation.  So on Friday last week I emailed them and told them I'd changed my mind and wanted to be put forward for the other position that was going.  I understood that they were only recruiting one person for it but I knew more about this position and I really didn't want to do shifts which I would've had to do as part of the other one. (confused you soon will be ha ha..................)

My interview was yesterday and as I had the attitude of 'I don't care' I did quite well but I was still subdued about it.  I started thinking I need to know what the redundancy package was so I could make an informed decision as to which direction I wanted to go in.  They told me yesterday that they would let me know on Thursday.

They contucted some more interviews today and just after lunch the boss came down and asked me to go upstairs.  They told me they weren't going to offer me the position and that it had apparently been a very hard decision for them as I interviewed well.  So the decision had been made for me.

And how do I feel??  See the picture :-)  I am not sure what I'm going to do now but hopefully I'll find a job that I'll be really happy in.  Or at least 50% happy with ha ha ha ha ha...........

On a happier note my best mate went for an interview today too.  She informed me that she has been offered the post and has taken it - she is very happy about this too.

Wednesday, 13 October 2004

The Big R

Well just when I thought things couldn't get any worse.  The big boss came down to our office yesterday, gave us a big speech about how we are gonna have to reapply for our posts, gave someone letters to hand out and went.  That person handed out the letters and the general jist of it is we are being made redundant unless we reapply.

I just cannot believe it!!  It's the first time I've ever been in this situation.  They have screwed us over since the beginning and it's ridiculous.  I'm very worried about my rent, xmas and god knows what else......

To top it off, last night I thought I would come on the internet to cheer myself up only to find my flippin' internet connection wouldn't work and windows had a problem.  I've had to reinstall everything grrrr............ :-(

Well I just wanted to moan about this.  I have to reapply whether I like it or not coz I have bills to pay but in all honesty I don't wanna be there anymore.  I guess I shouldn't be putting this stuff on here but who cares?  It's how I'm feeling and I can't keep it in any longer!!

Thursday, 7 October 2004

Kids say the funniest things

I was sent this by email and I thought I would share it with you - I think it's hysterical!

A number of Primary Schools were doing a project on "The Sea". Kids were asked to draw pictures, or write about their experiences.

Teachers got together to compare the results, and put together some of the comments that were funny, and some that were sad. Here are some of them. The kids were all aged between 5 and 8 years.

This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly age 6)

Whales are animals, not fish. If they don't get air they can drown,

like my brother did last summer. (David age 7)

Oysters balls are called pearls. (James age 6)

I don't like the sea. It makes me sick on the ferry. (Peter age 6)

My goldfish died. Why? (Katie age 5)

If you are surrounded by sea you are an
Island. If you don't have sea all round you, you are in continent. (Wayne age 7)

I think sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just
like Emily Richardson. She's not my friend no more. (Kylie age 6)

A dolphin breaths through an ar$ehole on the top of it's head. (Billy age 8)

My uncle goes out in his boat with pots, and comes back with crabs. (Millie age 6)

When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes, when the wind didn't blow, the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would be better off eating beans.
(William age 7)

I like mermaids. They are beautiful, and I like their shiny
tails. How do mermaids get pregnant? (Helen age 6)

I'm not going to write about the sea. My baby brother is always screaming and being sick, my Dad keeps shouting at my Mum, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write.
(Amy age 6)

Some fish are dangerous. Jelly fish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves into chargers. (Christopher age 7)

My mum has fish nets, but doesn'tcatch any fish. (Laura age 5)

When you go swimming in the sea, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin age 6)

When me and Sarah went to the sea side in the summer holidays, we hid in the sand dunes and watched my big sister doing it with her boy friend. It was fun. (Lauren age 7)

A submarine goes under the water like a fish, but it has lots of seamen inside. (Emma age 5)

When I grow up, I want to be captain of a big ship, and have lots of sailors (Valerie age 6)

Divers have to be safe when they go under the water. Two divers can't go down alone, so they have to go down on each other. (Becky age 8)

On holiday my Mum went water ski-ing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won't do it again because water shot up her fanny.
(Julie age 7)


Tuesday, 5 October 2004

Time to add another entry

Well I guess it is time to add another entry but I can't think of a thing to write.  My bike is still working although the tyres could do with pumping up.  I don't want to attempt it coz I'll probably let them down and pumping them back up is too much like hard work for me!! 

At the weekend my mum and little sister came to see my flat.  I was very happy that they made it coz I didn't think that day was ever gonna come.  When they got here my sis (whose 6), kept walking round saying i don't like your flat it's horrible.  So I laughed it off!!  Later she came into the kitchen when I was in there and whispered 'Baba likes your flat and so do I'.  Bless her!!  She can be cute when she wants to be, but I think mum is letting her get away with too much.  Still that's just my opinion!

Work is still crap!!  Only now I think the s**t is really about to hit the fan.  One creepy bloke in the office who acts like he's manager (but he isn't) was listening into a conversation between this woman and my line manager.  You just know he's gonna hold that against our department.  Over the last few days I really am growing more annoyed with him, but what can you do?  Unfortunately in most cases you have to put up with it.  We have been given a pay rise but the sneaky gits did it in a way we would think oh, maybe they do think of us, but they've conned us out of what's really due to us.....the fight goes on!!

I was having a mid life crisis yesterday.  I joined a message board the other day and yesterday I found out I'm the oldest person whose joined aargh!!!!!!!!  I am 10 years older than the next oldest person on there.  I started thinking why am I trawling the internet looking for messageboards to join and spending all my time doing this when I should be spending my time more pro-actively.  My best mate said that it doesn't matter and I can share my wisdom and knowledge with these young people.  Bless her she knows how to make me feel better.

Talking of my best mate, I was talking to her today and I had to chose my fave Roger Taylor pic for a website the other day and I told her to guess which one I chose.  I also told her I had 200 photos to choose from.  She knew!!  She picked the right one straight away.  I was well shocked, it's scary that she knows me so well, I don't think it would happen the other way round.

Well that's brought you up to date.  I can't get the hang of that haggis game!! ha ha ha.............maybe I'm not spending too much time on the internet after all...