Monday, 27 August 2007

carry on cruising


Just to let you know I am still here, had a really busy week and just got back from my mini cruise! Very tired but we all enjoyed ourselves, not 100% sure if I would do it again.

Did a whistlestop visit to Amsterdam and Bruges, ate masses drank a bit too much and am in dire need of a good sleep. Will post photos as soon as! Tomorrow H and me are off to Sheringham for the day with friends so another busy day ahead.

Have read my alerts but sorry if if I havent commented...hope you are all ok

Louise xx

Friday, 17 August 2007

things about me!

Hi All

Was reading Maries blog this morning about things she likes and thought I would do the same as you probably dont know alot about me (apart from I moan about work alot!)

So here goes....

Favorite Films

The Green Mile... I love this film its so thought provoking and sad with a touch of the supernatural.

The Shawshank redemption

A tale of triumph over injustice, with a wonderful voice over by Morgan Freeman

Pulp Fiction....apart from one scene where I have to close my eyes I watch this time and time again. John Travolta is brilliant.

Now much to my husbands amusement 2 films I also watch over and over which make me laugh everytime....Carry on Abroad and On the embarassing is that!

Favorite Books

The tales of The City series  by Armistead Maupin

Anthing by Bill Bryson especially the Lost Continent.

Books by Maureen Lee about war time Liverpool

I also love to re read my childhood favourites such as The Chalet School, Enid Blytons Malory Towers and The Magic faraway tree..I am still a child at heart.

Favorite TV.

These are one I try not to miss. Although I dont watch alot of TV nowadays I dont seem to have the time.

Rome...If you have read my journal before you know I love this LOL.

Life on Mars..wonderful series very original.

The Royle Family and Dinnerladies..My favourite comedys

Our |Friends in the North...I would recommend this to anyone, It was on just after Harry was born and I used to watch it whilst feeding him before bed.

New Tricks.

Favourite Men Lol.

Apart from my husband of course.

Tony Hadley...the love of my teenage years

Titus Pollo (Ray Stephenson)

Antonio Banderos

Linford sporting choice!

George Clooney..of course cant leave him out!

Right thats my lot, if you want to know anymore please ask and I may tell!

Have a good day  Louise xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Hair dye


Just thought I would pop in whilst I am waiting for the hair dye Rory has kindly applied for me to work! What a nice son I have lol

Been swimming with H and his friend today then went to Frankie and Bennys for something to eat, I had roasted veg risotto, very nice but not enough of it! Julian had Chicken and Ribs.

The wedding went well, it was a lovely sunny day and we all enjoyed ourselves. My brother reduced us to hysteria in the church with a comment he made but apart from that we behaved.

The weather today is a total contrast...wet and blustery. I think I may get some of those seasickness patches before next friday just in case!

Still doing lots of overtime which is a good job I suppose as Julian works for ICI which has just been taken over, so the future is a bit uncertain at the moment. Still its early days yet..he doesnt seem worried but thats men for you! It would only bother him if the local burned down or the golf course flooded!

Going to a funeral Thursday, one of my favourite patients at work who has sadly passed away. I will miss him alot, we always had a little chat and he only liked me to serve him. He was a real sweetie. You do get quite attached to people in my line of work .

Speaking of work , had a hideous pair in Monday, bellowing at me as if I was simple! The daughter had been to see a private doctor , got a prescription but wouldnt pay the price of it. It is one of my pet hates. They wanted me to interupt a Dr in surgery to get him to transfer it to nhs, i refused and told them they would have to come back in the morning which didnt go down very well. It wasnt for anything life threatening and as I see it if they were that desparate they would have paid up! My other pet hate is people moaning about paying for holiday injections and malaria pills, I bet they dont keep telling the travel agents, they are pensioners, on income supports etc so they should get them for nothing!

Anyway enough of my work moaning I am sure you all get fed up with it. Best go and see if my grey hairs have vanished!

Take care
Louise xx

Friday, 10 August 2007


Hi All

What a beautiful sunny day it is! Hope it stays like this for the wedding tomorrow. Good news on the top front! I have lost some weight and it fits a treat...would you believe even Husband has noticed , although dieting make me a tad grumpy lol. It has been really busy at work so all that running about has helped too. Have asked Dr to be quick off the mark finishing tomorrow so should be ok.

Did I mention that we are going on a mini cruise? Anyway its two weeks today, we are getting a bit excited. Rory has to still go to work in the morning as the bank is short staffed but luckily Harwich is only about 1 hour from here so we should have plenty of time.

Am just starting to read A spot of Bother , which looks very good. Just finished Harry Potter which I hate to say I found a bit tedious, Julian really liked it though.

Anyway going to prepare a culinary diet delight...seafood risotto.

Have a great weekend, hope the sun shines for you all

Louise xx

Tuesday, 7 August 2007



Day off today. Yesterday was a nighmare...really busy although the patients were very patient and pleasant..must be the sunshine. In the afternoon I was alone with just a holiday student to help me. Boy she leads a tangled life! She spent most of the time weeping (which she has done since she started) about her men troubles. Luckily one of the Drs had brought us some Thorntons Chocs so I plied her with them and tissues and gave her my worldly advice!!! Not that she will take any notice of it but hey I had to do something.

Did my last alert go out I wonder or does noone like me anymore?

Am sitting in my dressing gown wondering what to do today, by the time I make up my mind it will be teatime! Harry has 2 new DS games and will be hard to prise from the sofa. That boy is a real couch potato

Am going to a family wedding on Saturday and trying very hard not to eat too much as I seem to have piled on so much weight. Have given up alcohol and biscuits. The top I want to wear is a bit on the tight side so I hope I have lost a couple of pounds! I have to work Saturday morning until 12.30ish and then be at the church (about 12 miles ) before 2.30. So pray for no emergencies for me please. Will bribe the Dr to finish early ( hes easily bribed with a cake! I dont think his wife feeds him!).

Rory has kindly agreed to look after Harry, My brother Scott (who I think I mentioned before is mentally handicapped) and also Hollie who is my brothers youngest. Rory is hardly seen at the moment ,just to eat and hand me his washing.

Well had better think about doing something I suppose, have a great week all.

Louise x

Friday, 3 August 2007

Back from break


Back from break.

Tried to add an album but has turned out a bit odd!

Had a great stay near Chester. Hotel was fab! Had two spa treatments which was a first for me. Think I enjoyed them! Julian enjoyed his golf and Harry had free golf lessons.

Carden Park, Near Chester

Went to a safari park which was great fun. Baboons climb all over your car, pulling off your arials and wipers. Absolutely hilarious! They seem to prefer BMWs and Mercs!

Chester is a beautiful city but we didnt really have time to do it justice, so we will have to return.

Anyway will catch up with you all asap.

Louise xx