Sunday, 29 June 2008

new layout

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Friday, 27 June 2008


1. What does your name mean?

Well I have a key-ring about my name and it says
"From the Hebrew meaning 'Bee'. She is chatty, vibrant and fun; she always has several projects on the go. She'll keep you on your toes."
I'm not sure if this is like me or not ? 

2. Where was your  profile picture taken?

My profile pic is cropped from a group pic with my best friends, Paula and Katy taken last summer. It was taken before we had a girly night out just the 3 of us.

3. What is your current relationship status?

Well thats a complicated one. I guess I would have to say single but I am seeing someone, but he lives a few hours away and we both live very busy lives and don't make time to see each other enough to say we are together. 

4. Honestly, does your crush like you back?

Yes, I know he likes me and I like him but a relationship needs to be more than that. We both have other priorities in our lives right now. 

5.What's your current mood?

Its friday evening - I'm tired !!!!! Its been a crazy week as usual and we are all shattered. 

6. What do you like the most?

I love hanging out with my friends. Creating crafty things and giving them away as presents to the people I love. Being at the beach in the late afternoon/evening. Being surrounded by children. Hugs. Lazy days in bed. Playing on my computer. Walking. Eating crisps (potato chips for the american readers!). Cuddling up with my dogs.

7. What makes you happy?

See number 6!

8. If you could go back and change something, would you?

I used to think yes but I've come to realise everything happens for a reason even if its just so we can be a support to somebody in the future because we can say we've been there and give advice. Also everything that i've been through has shaped me to be the person I am today. I do still wish I'd have made more of an effort at school though !!! 

9. If you MUST be an animal for one day, what would you be? 

Oh goodness, I have no clue ? Maybe a dog or cat as they get cuddles. 

10. Something you do a lot?

Look after disabled kids !!! Its my job and I love it but it does involve a lot of medical care, changing nappies and feeding children. Oh and I call the kids "pickle" a lot in a very affectionate way !!! 
Umm also I play at my computer A LOT !!!!  

11. What's the name of the song stuck in your head right now? 

"I am the music man, I come from down your way and I can play, what can you play ? ...."
It was the last song we did at work and it has stuck !!!!!

12. Have you ever sung in front of a large audience?

Not on my own but I did with choirs at school and church when I was a kid.

13. Name someone with the same birthday as you.

Vernon K (famous presenter on UK TV) also Stuart who works at the same school as me.

14. What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?

Eyes, and smile. 

15. What do you usually order from Starbucks?

Hot choc. with whipped cream on top

16. What is your favorite smell? 

Fresh cut grass and also babies, I love that baby smell !!!

So there you go, a little insight into me !

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


Me and My friends at school when we were in year 9 (13-14 yrs old)
(L-R Katie, Linda, Me, Fiona and Maria)

I love this picture as it really reminds me of my personality while at school. The others all had their shirts tucked in and of course I didn't, I also have my arms crossed - typical Debbie pose !
For those of you that don't know me, I was a complete nightmare at school and if you could have described me in one word it would have to be 'rebel' !!! 
Also in this picture you can see our school uniform that I had to wear, luckily at this school the girls didn't have to wear ties like I did at middle school but we did have to wear blazers ! Oh and look at how short our skirts are - definitely not regulation length LOL !!!!! 

Monday, 23 June 2008

quiz time

Ok I'm a sucker for all these silly quiz things !!!

I'm a Talent!

You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.

Talent: 82%
Lifer: 28%
Mandarin: 28%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

The Bouffard kids gave me an award

(Debi- let me know if i've done this right)

The Bouffard kids who are very very close to my heart, (I'm their nanny even though I don't work for them anymore) gave me this award. It means alot to me as I strive to be a creative person and if I understand correctly this is something that the award can be given for and also that they like my blog as the reason I created it was for them to keep in touch with me and see what I'm getting up to.

The "Arte y Pico" award, which started with this website (I know, it's in Portuguese). From what I can tell, the original intention of this award is"dedicated to many who nourish and enrich the spirit and creativity. They see dedication, creativity, camaraderie, joy and above all, ART - much art. I wish that this prize is entertaining to all bloggers who share this space and enrich it a little more each day." ~Arte Y Pico
The rules accompanying this award are simple;
1.You need to choose 5 blogs you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, or contribution to the blogging community regardless of language
2.Each award should have the name of the author and a link to her blog to be visited by everyone
3.Each winner should show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented her with the award.
4.The award winner and the one who has given the award should show the 
Arte Y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award
5.Show these rules

Ok so now I have to choose some blogs to get this award (EEK!) Can I choose people that have already been awarded this award before ? HELP !!!!

What have I done today ?

Well, good question ! The answer would be NOTHING, well nothing productive anyway. 
I work my butt off during the week and when it comes to the weekend I have to chill out and have some alone time. Seriously anyone reading this that knows me personally knows I'm far from being lazy and during the week I love being busy and rushing around getting things done and being a real people person.
I try and get all my laundry done, tidy my room and do any other chores that need doing over the weekend done on friday night so I can relax on saturday without worrying. 

My normal saturday normally goes something like this :

9 am  wake up in a panic that I'm late for work, realise its saturday and then go back to sleep
10 am  wake up, watch tv in bed
12 noon  remember I haven't taken my pills so take them and then go get some breakfast/lunch
1 pm  turn on computer, check emails, facebook and blog
2 pm  realise its 2 pm and I'm still in pjs. Procrastinate for a while then go take a shower and get dressed.
3 pm Go back to computer, surf the net, play sims2, waste time on the computer
6 pm Watch Dr. Who on tv with my parents.
7 pm Eat dinner
8 pm  watch tv while playing on the computer
1 am  get into bed, read for a while
2 am bedtime

Where I spend most of my time on a saturday !

Now I know this post is probably going to make everyone with kids that have to get up everyday and look after them hate me, and I do feel guilty but I know this won't be able to happen for much longer. I start a college course in september 2 days a week so I can go on to do my nurses training next year, so i know during the next few years I'm not going to have much freetime. I'm just going to enjoy it while it lasts.

Friday, 20 June 2008

crafty stuff

Thought I'd show some of the different frames i've made as presents for people. I have made loads but I don't always remember to take pics of them before I give them away LOL !

Beach bbq

We have been had a patch of hot weather not so long ago (not that you could tell now - rain rain go away!) and me and my friends always rent out the school's (where most of us work) beach hut and have a bbq and hang out for the evening.
Here are some pics from a beach bbq we had a few weeks ago. 
We all bring contributions of food and this time I made homemade beef burgers with sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in them, they tasted soooooo good ! I also made some kebabs with cherry tomatoes and bits of leftover mozzarella. 
After we ate we spent the rest of the evening playing games on the beach and as you can see from the pics, we played some interesting ones this time ! Everyone at work the next day were complaining about their legs hurting as its so hard running on sand for hours ! We didn't notice at the time we were having to much fun ! We really do have a blast and I'm sure by the end of the summer we won't get sore legs anymore ! 

Our beach formation ! I'm on the bottom 2nd from the left !
Piggy back races! Yes thats me carrying Amy on the right
Me and Vicky eating the yummy food !
The boys
The girls

I'm going pubic !

Ok so its official my blog is now public !!!! 
I'm really quite scared about people from anywhere being able to read it but I'm going to give it a go.
I promise to keep it updated as I know I haven't been very good about doing that.
Please comment so I know people are reading what I'm writing.

Verity's birthday

Hello Everyone

Sorry for my lack of posts but i'm back now and thinking of making this blog open but i'm still not sure.

Anyways here is a smilebox I made of my friends birthday. We went to an event held here in Bournemouth called Jazz Juice and they play only 60s and 70s disco music and we all always have a really great time. We made it special this time by dressing up and we all had a blast !

Check out the smilebox !

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