kazzy_cee: (Hugh yummy)
The [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive questions are under the cut:

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The 100 question meme question today is: 18: Tell us about something dumb/funny you did that has since gone down in history between you and your friends and is always brought up.
I can only think of something that happened relatively recently when a woman tripped up while holding an open cup of hot soup when my friends and I were in London and the soup ended up over most of us. Fortunately I saw it coming and grabbed one of my friends and managed to get her out of the way of the majority of the soup as it headed towards us. The people around were really kind and offered wet wipes and tissues and a local barber ran into his shop and brought out paper towels to help us clean up. Fortunately it only went on our coats and so we avoided being scalded. We did all smell of soup for the rest of the day though.
kazzy_cee: (duck question)
[livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive have their questions up a little later than usual and they are about cooking from [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni :)  Under a cut as it got long.

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Back to the 100 questions thing....
13: what's something that made you smile today? It's only 8.42am, but Zero the cat has made me smile. He is still having to have eyedrops for his eye issue and he's so used to it now that he just lies there and lets me put the drop in his eye. Then he sits waiting for the treats he knows are coming and purrs at me. Makes me smile every time! Of course the others know there are treats being dished out and usually turn up and wait when they see me putting the drops in his eye.

Right - time to get on! I want to finish making my stained glass butterfly today as I want to start on the next project which will be something to hang on the front of the house in the new courtyard area. :)

Yay!

Mar. 18th, 2017 12:45 pm
kazzy_cee: (Smart red)
Yesterday we went and collected my new Smart ForTwo car. It's lovely (see icon) and has a lot of gadgets I have to get my brain around. It's slightly larger than our old one as they added a couple of inches to the width the last time they remodelled the car. It's very comfortable to drive and we're really pleased with it. As the car is made by Mercedes you get the Mercedes 'treatment' when you collect a car including having an 'unveiling' *snort*. I expect this is justified if you are buying one of their top end cars, but seems a bit silly for a teeny car.  We were given quite a few freebies this time because this is the third car we've bought from them. This included a lovely bouquet of flowers, a travel mug, a key ring with one of those tokens for the supermarket trolley and a Mercedes picnic basket which is rather nice. None of your plastic plates for us anymore LOL!

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Also the Friday Five turned up after I'd turned off the computer yesterday so under the cut for those questions.

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I also have the next one in the 100 questions to answer...

5: Are you self-conscious of your smile? Not really - I think it's a shame I have wrinkles as a result of my smile but it doesn't keep me up at night. I also don't like that I have a tooth that is filled near the front that looks discoloured as a result of the filling. I may talk to my dentist next week at my scheduled appointment and see if he can do something about that.

The dance show is tonight, not that I'm nervous as we know the routine, and as we are second in the running order we can enjoy the rest of the show once we've danced which is good.  I'll hopefully be able to post a few pictures in the next few days.

Happy Saturday!
kazzy_cee: (Spring tulips)
Time for [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive questions which are quite hard for me to answer.

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I can't believe it's Friday already! I didn't go to Pilates today as one of my very oldest friends was made redundant on Wednesday and she came over for a heart to heart and many cups of coffee this morning.  She lost her Dad at the end of last year and she was living with him for several years, but the house has to be sold as part of Estate and the proceeds divided between her and her two siblings. She was just starting to look for properties as she will have to apply for a mortgage once the paperwork for the Estate is all completed (it's taking ages!) and then the redundancy has happened which has ruined all her plans. It's such a difficult time for her, so I'm glad I was able to be a shoulder in time of need!

I'm hoping for good weather over the weekend as Mr Cee has bought some fence panels for the dividing wall between our front garden and next door's. We have a space which at the moment is rather wasted as it's not large enough for a car to stand on, but as it is the old base of the garage it's cement/paved and covered with gravel at the moment. I want to make a courtyard garden as it's in front of Youngest Cee's bedroom and will make a nice outlook for him and bring a bit of colour to the front of the house.

Sunday we are having a rehearsal for our belly dance performance in a week's time here as we all need the practice!

Also - my white camelia has come out - it's it pretty?




Later there will be home made lasagne and wine :)  Happy Friday all!
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
I didn't wait long enough for [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive questions - ooops!

So the correct ones are under this cut as I got rambly....

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In other news It's very blustery today, but is threatening rain, so we will have to take advantage of the free Saturday electricity and tumble dry the laundry I think. My cold feels like it's finally on it's way out, and despite waking myself up coughing, I am feeling a lot better which is good.

I'm going to go and do some stained glass work as I need to get on with the project I'm doing and it's been frustrating not being able to do that.

Happy Saturday all!

Friday 5

Feb. 24th, 2017 05:23 pm
kazzy_cee: (one stupid question)
There are no questions as yet on [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive, so I have looked back in the archives and gone back to the first time in the archives there were questions on the 24th February which are here February 24th 2011.

  1. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? I don't look at newspapers anymore. This is partially as I never really have time to sit down each day and look through one. However in the dim distant past one of my jobs when I worked in Public Relations was to read all the papers to find references to the group of companies I worked for (yes, this was before the internets because I am ancient). This highlighted that all the newspapers have completely different 'take' on the same news story and I became very jaded about what was true and what wasn't (alt-facts today I suppose). We do have a local newspaper delivered each week which we ignore (see #4) or read online as I get a daily digest email sent to me.

  2. Sunday comics or weekday strips? Which comic is your favorite? I don't notice the comic strips. I can't remember which newspaper he appeared in, but I did used to like Garfied the cat. I have a feeling it was the Daily Mail when it still used to vaguely be a newspaper....

  3. Do you read your daily horoscope? Do you believe in it? I refuse to believe that 1/12th of the population would have the same advice, so - no.

  4. Does the paper become bird cage lining, do you recycle, or does it get thrown in the trash? We recycle all cardboard, paper and any newspaper (Mr Cee reads a free paper on the train each morning, mainly for the crosswords and sudoko) which is collected every two weeks.

  5. Where do you read the paper? At home, at work, or elsewhere? Umm....see answers above. If a newspaper comes up on Twitter or is linked to I might read an article. I tend to rely on the more immediate news websites now and read on my phone or iPad wherever I might be.

I wonder if the questions were influenced by the year they were published?

In other news - to join my sneezes and sniffles I have developed a fever over the last two days which means I have been alternatively hot or cold and overall very sleepy. I am really hoping that I feel a bit better tomorrow as I'm not very good at sitting around and I'm getting fidgety and impatient. I'm also annoyed that I didn't go to belly dancing OR Pilates as I felt too crappy.  At least I'm sleeping OK.

Tonight Mr Cee has been out and bought things we can pick at this evening (crusty bread, pate and other yummy things) so I'm quite looking forward to that.

Happy Friday all :)
kazzy_cee: (ani applause)
The questions are up for [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive so here are my answers under a cut:

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That was fun!

Belly dancing yesterday evening was quite challenging and last night I was really tired as I'd also been for a long walk with a friend during the day. I ended up sleeping in and having over 10 hours sleep - I must have needed it! I went to Pilates this morning, despite not really feeling like it, but I enjoyed it when I got there and I certainly think it's a good stretch for core and well used belly dancing muscles.

Tomorrow we are visiting Eldest Cee to celebrate his 26th birthday! We are taking him out to lunch and then he's requested a trip to the cinema to see John Wick 2. We haven't seen John Wick 1, so that's on the agenda for tonight as we found it was really cheap on Amazon Prime downloads. Youngest Cee is not coming with us as he's meeting a friend so he can enjoy having a day on his own.

Happy Friday all!
kazzy_cee: (3D)
This is going to be challenging as I'm not sure if I can answer these...

1) Do you try to see all the nominees for Best Picture each year before the Academy Awards show? Ummm - no. Most of the time I have no idea that there is an Academy Awards show until I see something on Twitter.  Mostly because it's a time difference thing for me and also I don't really care which film wins :)
2) How many of this year’s nine Best Picture nominees have you seen so far? I had to look them up (Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight). Easy answer is none. I'm annoyed I missed Arrival but none of the others appeal to me particularly. I might watch them when they are on TV, but then again I might not.
3) Of those nominated films you’ve seen, which is your favorite? Umm....
4) Is your favorite the same as the film you think is actually the “best picture”? Umm... My favourite film this year has been Rogue One :)
5) Which film do you think will win Best Picture? Isn't everyone saying La La Land? I have no idea.

Well that was interesting.

Off to Pilates in a minute - I need to stretch out my spine after lots of belly dance moves I've not done before last night. Mr Cee is home after working for a straight 36 hours over the last day or so and so it's a nice relaxing Friday which will mean I have no idea what day it is all day.  It's dark and miserable again today - I hate days like that, I expect there will be a bit of TV catch up this afternoon.

Happy Friday all!
kazzy_cee: (Tiger irrisistable)
The [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive questions were a little late and missed by me as I was offline for quite a bit over Saturday cleaning all the things! Upside - my house is ridiculously shiny and clean and we had a nice evening with our new next door neighbours.

So I shall post today instead. These were originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ariestess at The Friday Five for 3 February 2017

Pets!

  1. How many pets have you had at one time? The most pets I have had at one time was when we had four fish and four cats. That was a while ago as we have lost two of the fish and at the moment we have two fancy goldfish and four cats.

  2. What is the strangest pet you have ever had? I don't think I've ever had a strange pet! Friends do seem to think it's odd that we don't name the fish, but I can't see the point. The two fish we have at the moment are nearly 9 years old, but they still don't have names ;)

  3. What is the coolest trick you have ever taught a pet? You really can't teach cats, but they do pick up tricks by themselves. Tiger (the oldest cat at 14) has a trick he's learned by himself which is to tap you with his paw if he wants a stroke and you aren't paying attention to him. It's something he's only just started to do over the past few months. Maybe we look at our phones too much....! All the cats know when it's near food time and often will sit and stare at us until we give in and fill their bowls.

  4. Real animals: What animal have you always wanted as a pet? I would like to own a horse and get back to riding, but I know how much time and effort they take to look after. The only way I would want to have one is if I lived on land where I didn't have to travel to keep it. That's unlikely in the South East suburbs of London.

  5. Imaginary animals: Describe the ideal pet, an animal that doesn't really exist. I would like a dog that didn't poop. I like the idea of a dog as a pet and taking long walks with it, but I wouldn't like to clean up poop on the walks :)

That was fun!  Mr Cee is making roast chicken for lunch which is starting to smell delicious. I think after yesterday's busy tidying and cleaning we will have a quiet afternoon in front of the TV :D
kazzy_cee: (solar)

  • Mr Cee has been sorting out bills and we are rather surprised to find that we are only paying £10 a month for electricity at the moment. This is partially because we have a pot of money that the electricity company owe us from the last house, but it is also because this house is more efficient and we have free electricity on a Saturday between 9 and 5 (when I do all the washing and tumble drying and charge ALL the things). The solar panels are also probably helping. Cool!

  • I did not sleep well last night, but for some reason I have not really felt tired all day. I don't know why I didn't sleep well, but I suspect Tiger was yowling around the house which he does every now and again. I gave up at 2am and got up and read my book for a while before snoozing a bit on the sofabed in the spare room. Tonight I shall put my earplugs in and ignore him!

  • There will be Chinese food tonight in honour of Chinese New Year (a little early) - the year of the Rooster. We have one of those last name Coat of Arms plaques that someone bought us a long time ago.  There are cockerels on the shield (those who know me in RL may know why). :)

[livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive questions have not materialised, but [livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftly has been given some by someone else, so under the cut are my answers to those a day late.

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Ack - someone is letting off fireworks. Maybe they are celebrating Chinese New Year or it could be someone's birthday. The cats do not seem to be bothered.

Happy Saturday :)
kazzy_cee: (ani coffee cup)
It's Friday so time for the [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive!

1. How do you like your coffee?
Black, no sugar.  Preferably not instant coffee. I like Kenco Smooth for my Tassimo at the moment.
2. How do you like your tea?
I don't often drink tea, but I like it not too strong and with only a little bit of milk. If I'm making it at home I like to drink tea without milk and add some lemon. On Sunday we are going with friends to a Champagne Afternoon tea in London. I hope they have Orange Pekoe tea on the menu as that's my favourite.
3. What's your favorite late night beverage?
I don't like to drink too late as I find these days my full bladder wakes me up. I do like liqueurs such as limoncello after a dinner with friends.
4. If you could only drink one thing for the next week, what would it be?
Water, cold.
5. If you were on vacation, what would be the first thing you'd drink to celebrate?
Wine or champagne.

Happy Friday! :)
kazzy_cee: (ani umbrellas rain)
I have been stuck inside because of the weather. It is nice to be home with family and Mr Cee and I sat and watched some BluRay films and caught up with lots of TV we had recorded yesterday which was lovely. At least the rain has finally got rid of the snow.

However, it's the kind of weather where it is dull all day. It's been raining heavily all day today and the cats and I are tired of it. I have been playing with the younger ones with one of those laser pointer pens over the last two days and they have been having a lot of fun. This was prompted by Tippi's visit to the vet last week - she is the smallest cat and is as heavy now as her much larger brother and sister. She is almost round, so she needs exercise! She likes the game and waits for me to pick up the laser pointer. I moved it this morning without using it as a game and she was NOT happy. She doesn't 'talk' much, but she will meep her dismay if things don't go her way. Tiger, who has seen it all before, watches them and plays the elder statesman.

On Friday [livejournal.com profile] eurydice72 posted a new meme from [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive which is an interesting comm. I have joined and the five questions for last Friday are under the cut. I shall try and keep future meme answers to Fridays.

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It's supposed to be very dull and miserable all next week - I am hoping for brief sunny intervals!

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