Wednesday, 27 December 2006

I've been tagged! (What do you mean - weird??)

Doesn't that make me sound really athletic and almost a member of the World Wrestling Federation??? Mind you, this daft blogger is still reeling from MrB's revelation that wrestling is rigged:-( For a semi-intelligent bird, I can be pretty gullible!

Back to the matter in hand! I've been tagged by the lovely terri and Hawkesley and am now gulping at the pressure of coming up with something remotely interesting to reveal! But, here goes:

Blog-blethers confessions
THE RULES:Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

1. MrB and I met online originally and then 'in the flesh' on an 80 HOUR blind date!
2. This time last year I scathingly asked 'WHO KNITS SOCKS????' and was mystified why anyone would chose too! My, how beliefs can change!
3. Despite being an old hirple, I am the only one in the Blethers household who can touch their toes!
4. At school, I had a 'major' role in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Coat ... playing the camel's rear end
5. I still have somewhat alarming teenage rebellion traits at times. Ask me to do something and I'll try to oblige... TELL me, and I'll do the polar opposite or divorce you:-)
6. I love wholemeal toast with a scraping of marmalade (no rind please) and a sliver of cheddar cheese on top!

Confession over ... am now off to try to find 6 other willing victims/respondees!

Tuesday, 26 December 2006

MrB to enrol on photography course!

Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year to all!

I asked MrB to take some pics of the most recent finish-offs in the Blethers household as he had the camera out. Bless him, but he obviously is no threat to the paparazzi! Here are the long-distance shots/evidence!

The hats are Hareton from the Simply Noro book and knitted in Kureyon. They are now keeping DD1's and her boyfriend's heads warm - though modelled here by SS2 and SS3 following some bribery and corruption by your truly! (What kids will do for a £1 ... and at least their charges have not yet been hit by adolescent inflation!). Hareton is a lovely straightforward pattern that knits up in a few hours. The only modification being that I used 4.5mm needles for DD1'S version as she wanted a neater fit for her petite bonce. The socks are modelled by DP - done in Lorna's Laces Tuscany and using the Garter rib pattern in Sensational Knitted Socks book (Charlene Church). As always, I loved knitting with Lorna's Laces though I felt the yarn had more pink in it than I had anticipated (I had thought it was more terracotta than the reality)... but gorgeous colourway regardless.

Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Sometimes you just have to laugh!

After a lengthy wait, I saw my new rheumatologist last week (The old one and I didn't see the world the same way ... he said potAHto ... I said potato ... and we called the whole thing off:-) However this left me medically unsupervised for over 15 months on a fair old batch of drugs).

Mr New Rheumatologist is a star though and I reckon we will be able to work well enough together. Isn't it strange though that seeing a doctor should at times come with a government health warning! There I was, sitting there feeling not too bad. Discussing my medication, I boldly asked for the new wonderdrug... 'Ahhhh, not enough research done for long term side effects, especially regarding increased chances of developing cancer' came the reply. OK, let's reduce my steroids so that I can crash diet my way towards a modeling career. 'Ahhhh, but your joints will flair up if you do cut down... AND if you don't reduce them, you're at risk of developing osteoporosis', came the chirpy response. Hmmmmmm, responded the intrepid patient, so let's increase my immuno-suppressant then.... You KNOW what's coming! 'Ahhh, but that may damage your already cruddy lungs'. It might be easier just sending me to the vets:-)!!