That Didn’t Work!

So umm yeah, the whole writing more thing worked out well didn’t it. With those few days off over Christmas you might have thought I would have been all over it like a rash, that’s what I thought too, but sadly, it was not to be.

There was TV, Xbox, Penguins and M&M’s. There was no writing. There was turkey, brussel sprouts and Pavlova, but still there was no writing. Wait, hang on a second, let me back up here:

Happy Christmas!!

I know it’s belated and I know that technically Christmas is over, but I’m perhaps hoping you’re too drunk to realise or if you’re not, then Happy New Year, or whatever it is that comes next in your calendar. I hope you all had / have a very enjoyable holiday season.

This is the week where I need to start planning for my New Year resolutions. I’m not sure I made any last year, but I’m pretty sure that if I did, they were all broken withing two months, if even that long.

I’m going to think on it a few days and then perhaps come back and update you with my findings, you do realise though that that could be any time between now and next Christmas. I do however know that for the sake of my sanity I need to get back to some king of regular reading and writing on here. I’m going to try to make that happen.

I was well and truly spoiled this year present ways, all my friends and family know me so well, I have enough stationary to start a small shop, and that’s just the way I like it. All I need to think  of now is some marvelously astounding and amazing ideas to write in all my new notebooks.

Here’s to the last few days of 2015, I cannot thank you enough for keeping me company throughout this year. Here’s to may more of them and for taking with us the memories of those who are no longer with us, gone but not forgotten.

Till next time eejits, keep your bells a jingling!

Week 5 of Seven Weeks of Weird!


I always knew my life was humdrum and boring, and the 7 weeks of weird is just putting the official seal on it, as each week gets harder and harder! Damn you Mama and your questions making me all normal!

Weirdest Thing You Collect

I don’t collect anything weird, you will not find any dead bodies under my patio, mainly because I don’t have a patio, but hey ho! There are no abnormal toe nails clippings stuck into a scrap book, nor are there skulls encased behind glass in a bookshelf. I am an avid collector of nothin…….wait, hang fire, there’s the Penguins!

Ok so I know you might think collecting Penguins is not weird, but it kinda is when you don’t really like them! And you see at the start I didn’t, but as each person bought me a new one for the collection, I grew to love them. What started out as a joke between my Sister and I, has morphed into Penguin type things adorning the many shelves that surround me, both here and at work.

Just some of the Penguin Eejits!

I think perhaps that is one of the reasons why I do not yet feel comfortable in the new office, the penguins are in a little brown box calling my name and  not out in the open as they should be.

The other thing I loved to collect was Final Fantasy figures, but that was going to turn into an expensive pastime so it got nipped in the bud. I managed to get Tifa and Aerith (a birthday present from Lee), but sadly I left it too long for the Cloud figure and missed out due to the collection being discontinued and the price going into triple figures, I love Final Fantasy, but not that much.

Aerith Gainsborough

On reflection

I just has a lightbulb moment and realised that I do in fact collect something weird. Followers on this blog. I have amassed almost 600, last count I believe was 598. They are weird but unique, and I love each and every one of them dearly! They are my kind of weird :)


All the random things

I was never really a collector of anything. There are no dead bodies in my back garden, or stamps in my cupboard, well not that I am aware of anyway. I do however have a few nifty badges and broaches that I gathered up over the years, my favourite being a little pair of sunglasses.

If I invited you into my living room / little office, the things that would draw your attention, would most likely be my penguins. I liked penguins, but I wouldn’t have said I loved them. It all started because one year my Sister bought me a penguin for Christmas, but liked it so much she decided to keep it for herself. every year after that, as a joke,  she and I bought each other something with a penguin on it, whether it be small or large. I guess word got around and then other people started to buy me penguins and now I have a lovely little collection and the like has grown to love.

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My new penguin umbrella purchased yesterday!

It came to my attention yesterday however, that I also seem to have a mini fetish for mugs. The purchase that sparked this realisation, a Heinz Tomato Ketchup mug that was reduced in the sales to £2 and has ‘Hot Dawg’ in bold letters on the side. I have a little thing for Starbucks mugs too, so every time my sister goes away she brings me one from the location of her visit. The one I use the most at the minute though is my Geeky G4mer one that Lee had made for me, which has my old banner and tag line printed on it.

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Hot Dawg indeed!

The standing joke in the office though it my unabashed love for all things stationary! Every time someone hands me something new I experience a little joygasm, I just can’t help myself. Pens, pencils, sketchbooks, notebooks, in fact anything at all and I’m as happy as a bee.

In my head I am organised and efficient, and promise that every new notebook I buy will have a purpose. The reality though is very different and the poor things usually get regulated to a shelf or a drawer within 3 weeks of purchase. I’ll go cold turkey for a while, not allowing myself to enter any premises where anything vaguely stationary like is sold. Eventually I give in.

Thinking about it, running a stationary store would have to be my dream job. I’d have the weirdest but coolest collection of things ever and people would travel from all over the world to buy what I was selling.

Ah….if only!

Stationary addicition