kazzy_cee: (ani reasons to be cheerful)
I've been so confused this week because we had the Bank Holiday on Monday and most of the week I've not actually known what day it was :)

However - it's been a good week.  I've been doing some wiring and decorating of my dolls house - under the cut for a couple of photos.

Dolls house )

My second reason to be cheerful is that there is a London tube strike on Monday so both Mr Cee and Youngest Cee will be working from home.  This means I don't have to get up as I've been taking Youngest Cee to the station in the mornning as I'm a big softy and feel sorry for him when it's really cold and he's not really awake.....

Thirdly, today I have been mostly very lazy which is nice.  I have made honey and seed bread to have with a cauliflower, leek and pancetta cheesy gratin for dinner.  So while it was proving, getting knocked back and proving again (it's a lovely loaf but there's lots of waiting around!) I started watching 'Travellers' on Netflix.  Anyone else seen it? It's a really intriguing series and so far I've enjoyed the episodes I've seen.  Also tonight there will be wine.

Happy Friday all!

*icon snaggable if anyone wants it.
kazzy_cee: (moving box)
....how the addition of a fairly small dresser has meant I have a LOT more space to store things.

Photo and list.... )

So all in all it's been an incredibly satisfying day of sorting through things and freeing up other cupboards and rearranging items so they are easier to find.  Things like all the instruction booklets for the household items which are now in a much more sensible cupboard and will make accessing them so much easier.

In other news I enjoyed the latest Sherlock episode.  I know that's not the general opinion, but I think it's because I recognised so many 'nods' to the original stories which were very clever (in fact I had to rewatch is as I missed a couple and wanted to check), plus I like a twisty turny plot. Avoiding spoilers - the 'big' event also didn't surprise me as that's implied in the books too :)  Plus Thatcher being substituted for Napoleon was just hilarious....!
kazzy_cee: (ani sparkle Christmas tree)
Day 04 → talk about television this year

I have so many things I have recorded and not watched (SPN, NCIS New Orleans and so many more!) and some recommendations for things on Netflix and Amazon TV that I haven't got around to watching either (Lucifer, Outlander season 2, Justify).  I blame moving house and somehow not having much time to just sit down....

A short list )
In other news the weather is cold, crisp and beautifully sunny which is my favourite.  I have Christmas lights on the little potted Christmas tree I bought in a sale last year (and which seems to love being on our deck), they are looking very festive.  As they are solar powered they light up at dusk which is very pretty.  All the Christmas cards have been written and posted, the boys presents are all sorted and now I just have to decide what to buy Mr Cee who is difficult to buy for.  However, we have decided that we will only have token gifts this year because we have been spending so much money getting the house sorted out!  I shall have to therefore be frugal, but I do love giving gifts and it's going to be hard...

Next week I am seeing many friends, some for coffee, some for a pre-Christmas lunch which should be fun.

Happy Sunday!
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
I have been enjoying the What am I reading Wednesday memes that pop up on Lj every now and again, and so I thought I might try a different tack and record what I am watching on TV at different times of the year.

I should clarify that Mr Cee and tend to watch things as they appear on UK TV, and don't find things illicitly so the UK is woefully behind on some of the US programmes we watch.  Anyway - under the cut for my amusement.

Read more... )

There are other programmes I watch such as quiz shows, but I'm not bothered if I miss them, so I've not included them in the list, and there are some others that I watch that don't start until next week so again they are not included.  It seems such a lot which explains why several episodes of these shows are currently recorded but not viewed yet....

In other news Youngest Cee is still job hunting.  He's applied for about 40 jobs and 10 internships.  He's now trying to sort out voluntary work so he can get more experience but so far even those are scarce.  It's a bit frustrating for him :(

Tonight Mr Cee and I have been invited to dinner with one of our neighbours (veggie curry - yum!) so I shall be making fresh naan bread to take later.

Happy Friday!
kazzy_cee: (3D)
Goodness me, I've been absent from here for a while! I've been following posts on my phone, but haven't had the chance to grab the ol' laptop and write anything on here for ages...!

A book of days to cover most stuff I think )

In other news my kitties continue to be a source of joy - particularly when they are so happy to see us when we open the bedroom door in the morning. Kitties are snugly and love cuddles.

We're also enjoying lots of TeeVee - Elementary is good fun, and we are enjoying it very much (which is a surprise). I like it as much as Sherlock and as much as the old Jeremy Brett series - all of them are Sherlock Holmes in their own ways. NCIS continues to be so good (Ducky!); Castle is so silly, but it's lovely to see Nathan Fillion; Once Upon a Time would be nothing without Robert Carlyle - so glad he has a regular role!; Da Vinci's Demons is very atmospheric so far - I have high hopes; Suits continues to remind me of LA Law, so that's OK; Doctor Who is fun and silly and I love how Matt Smith moves (so wacky!) - I'm looking forward to the Tennant episode too!. In other news, I'm sad that Alphas has been cancelled, and I'm not sure whether to watch the rest of Broadchurch which we have recorded as we got so bored after the fourth episode....

Happy Saturday!

Hello!

May. 22nd, 2011 12:09 pm
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
Sorry not to have been very good at commenting this week - I caught up with most of my f-list but yesterday was the first time I could comment, so I expect I've missed a few people!!

It's been very busy here at chez Cee!

new technie stuff news )

redundancy news )

TeeVee viewing - no spoilers )

In other news - French toast is scrummy...

Happy Sunday! :D

TeeeVee

Jan. 1st, 2011 02:34 pm
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
So - 2011 then. The geek in me likes that we have 1.1.11 and 11.11.11 this year.

One of the odd things for me is that I deal in academic years, so I've been thinking of 2011 all the time as we are currently in the 2010/2011 academic year. I had four deadlines for meetings and other important things on my calendar for ages.

Now 2011/2012 is a bit more scary.

Anyhoo - I hope everyone has survived the new year parties and has avoided hangovers this morning. Mr Cee and I rarely do anything for New Year's Eve, but we did have some champagne and chocolate before going to be before midnight *iz old*.

I realised having read everyone else's memes that in the last meme I left out loads of my favourite TV programmes, so just for me I have a definitive list of my favourites at the moment under the cut. The geek in me is also quite excited that Virgin Media will be offering Tivo boxes soon. I have a V+ box at the moment, but Tivo seems to offer a few more features *excited*

Read more... )
kazzy_cee: (keep calm and carry on)
What a glorious day! It's sunny, it's warm and (unlike yesterday) it's not horribly humid.

We're as ready as we'll ever be for the Inspectors at College on Monday. I've got to do a few things over the weekend for my tiny bit of teaching that I still do, but it'll not take long (and I'm not expecting the Inspectors to come and see me as that department is not on the list).

Unfortunately with my other 'hat' on the Inspectors may well come and see the other department I work in so that's all up to date and shiny. We've been warned not to get too 'chatty' with the Inspectors and be guarded in what we say as they will be looking for negative stuff....*gets tactful hat out of the dusty old box it's kept in*. :)

In other news on Friday I was given my official 'you're not at risk' letter, so my job seems secure for another year. Many of my colleagues are not as lucky, so although I know I will have a pay cut, it could be a LOT worse. It's particularly hard as so many Further Education colleges are having to cut back, and so there are pretty much NO jobs out there if you need to find one!

Youngest Cee starts all his exams in earnest next week - he's worked very hard, so I hope he does well *crosses everything*

The Ashes to Ashes finale was so incredibly clever/heart wrenching/amazing. I'm still in awe.

Oh - and my email has been down for the last few days (good ol' Virgin Media have screwed up a server transfer!). It's still not up and running, so please don't feel I've been ignoring anyone!

Happy Saturday!
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

Series 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yaaaaay!!!

I need icons!!!!!

Hi....

Feb. 27th, 2010 06:10 pm
kazzy_cee: (postit check Lj)
Been a while!
In bullets:
  • I have anonymous gifts of balloons and bear hugs.  Not sure why, but thank you very much!
  • Work is frantic - long days, and lots of staring at a computer screen mean I don't much feel like checking Lj.  I have tried to skim read, but some days leaving a comment has not been done *is ashamed of being a bad Lj friend*
  • Families have the capacity to make you feel really crappy especially when there are arguments. Lately I want to just avoid everyone and hide away (I hasten to add that this doesn't apply to Mr Cee or the Cee children)
  • It's still winter - nuff said.
  • My internal thermostat is completely screwed which means I'm either freezing cold or boiling hot and not sleeping very well *sigh*
In other news - the TV is bristling with stuff to watch that's worth watching... this is good.  Can't wait for the last one in the series of Being Human tomorrow!!!!!
kazzy_cee: (ani applause)
Kudos to those who recognise those lyrics and can guess what film I'm watching on the TeeVee :) One of my favourite musicals, especially the great accent from Jean Hagan (RIP).

It's been dark all day with drizzly rain. Cold and dark, not my favourite weather conditions, but we've been out around the local shops as we're getting stir-crazy!

Hope you're all enjoying your Tuesday!! :D

Chillin'

Aug. 30th, 2009 02:36 pm
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
It's a long weekend.

I have had a delicious lunch of veggie goats cheese pizza (nom nom nom!)

I have avoided any current wank and shall continue to do so *sticks fingers in ears* la la la

I am watching old episodes of DT in Dr Who on the telly.

The boys have all gone out to buy clothes for school/uni. This is particularly excellent because I don't have to see the eye rolls when I suggest certain colours/styles which are (to the teenagers) just so uncool omigodgoodgriefmotherno!

Also - I went shopping yesterday and bought a LOVELY little coffee maker for one which will give my working day the little boost it needs when I go back to work on Tuesday. It's FAB!

*not thinking about work*

*goes back to the telly*

Ah DT how I luffs your eyerolls *g*
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
Torchwood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *flails*

Wow....

And good grief!!

*ahem*

I am now officially away from work for the WHOLE SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*woot!!!*

I shall be riding and catching up with housework tomorrow, but then..

be prepared for spammage....

.....

Torchwood!!! *flails more!!*
kazzy_cee: (ani coffee cup)
Huh Wow - that went fast!!

Work = crap *spits* we will speak of it no more and not mention that I may only have another year of this before the job collapses...

Instead I bring you Han Solo P.I.



Side by side comparison *snicker*



Altogether now... do, do do dooooo lala la la.....!!

Happy Friday f-list!!
kazzy_cee: (ani stickman wave)
This probably won't mean much to anyone outside of the UK.

What was the music being played?

More information about why it was used here.

Ah - happy days when we had a black and white TV and I watched 'Vision On' showing the gallery.
kazzy_cee: (ani stickman wave)
This probably won't mean much to anyone outside of the UK.

What was the music being played?

More information about why it was used here.

Ah - happy days when we had a black and white TV and I watched 'Vision On' showing the gallery.

Oh my....

Jan. 4th, 2009 10:08 am
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
There are gazillions of channels I can access through the magic of my cable box.

Unfortunately there aren't gazillions of programmes to watch.

So the channel announcers and billing writers are having to come up with ever more 'interesting' ways of describing the fact they are repeating something that's been broadcast before.

- another chance to see!
- a modern classic (I think this is my favourite so far!!)
- new to this channel (which means it's probably been shown on two other channels before)
- an opportunity to re-watch the series from the beginning
- a chance to catch up with (repeats from the previous week)
- in case you missed it the first time (or possibly didn't want to watch it the first time!)
- (insert programme title) from the beginning!! (again!!)
- re-live the classic episodes
- back to back editions (because we don't have anything else to fill the whole day!)
- a chance to look back at ... (repeat!!!!!!)
- repeated later on (insert different channel number)(because we haven't got anything new on that channel)

.... why is it suddenly 'classic' because it's been shown before? In about 4 years time there just isn't going to be enough new stuff is there....

Oh my....

Jan. 4th, 2009 10:08 am
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
There are gazillions of channels I can access through the magic of my cable box.

Unfortunately there aren't gazillions of programmes to watch.

So the channel announcers and billing writers are having to come up with ever more 'interesting' ways of describing the fact they are repeating something that's been broadcast before.

- another chance to see!
- a modern classic (I think this is my favourite so far!!)
- new to this channel (which means it's probably been shown on two other channels before)
- an opportunity to re-watch the series from the beginning
- a chance to catch up with (repeats from the previous week)
- in case you missed it the first time (or possibly didn't want to watch it the first time!)
- (insert programme title) from the beginning!! (again!!)
- re-live the classic episodes
- back to back editions (because we don't have anything else to fill the whole day!)
- a chance to look back at ... (repeat!!!!!!)
- repeated later on (insert different channel number)(because we haven't got anything new on that channel)

.... why is it suddenly 'classic' because it's been shown before? In about 4 years time there just isn't going to be enough new stuff is there....

TeeVee

Dec. 29th, 2008 09:46 am
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
The BBC version of "The 39 Steps" was on television last night. Nothing like the novel (but then none of the film/TV adaptations have resembled it in the slightest), but at last they did actually set it in the correct era. It was nice to see some period costumes, but once again it reminds me how little men's fashions have changed, whereas women's fashions have so radically altered. Rupert Penry-Jones as Richard Hannay was very pretty (and took his shirt off just the right amount of times). A 're-imagining' of the novel I suppose.

Today thanks to Virgin's 'catch up TV' I watched a documentary about Thunderbirds which was on BBC4 yesterday (you can find it online HERE) with lots of interviews with Gerry Anderson and the people who worked on the various Anderson shows. The clips reminded me how brilliant the special effects were, even if the puppets couldn't walk around and they had to invent new ways of getting them from place to place (hence the invention of the hover-cycle). It was nice to see Nick Parkes tribute to the Thunderbird 2 sequence again from 'A Close Shave'.

Today I have some marking to do (boo!) and some reports to write which will be difficult as Mr Cee has the week off, and the boys are home from school and I'll get lured into watching TV and talking to people. I need to be anti-social to do marking... *sighs*

First I'll just go and catch up with 'Burn Notice' with the eldest son.. *iz easily distracted*

TeeVee

Dec. 29th, 2008 09:46 am
kazzy_cee: (I heartTV)
The BBC version of "The 39 Steps" was on television last night. Nothing like the novel (but then none of the film/TV adaptations have resembled it in the slightest), but at last they did actually set it in the correct era. It was nice to see some period costumes, but once again it reminds me how little men's fashions have changed, whereas women's fashions have so radically altered. Rupert Penry-Jones as Richard Hannay was very pretty (and took his shirt off just the right amount of times). A 're-imagining' of the novel I suppose.

Today thanks to Virgin's 'catch up TV' I watched a documentary about Thunderbirds which was on BBC4 yesterday (you can find it online HERE) with lots of interviews with Gerry Anderson and the people who worked on the various Anderson shows. The clips reminded me how brilliant the special effects were, even if the puppets couldn't walk around and they had to invent new ways of getting them from place to place (hence the invention of the hover-cycle). It was nice to see Nick Parkes tribute to the Thunderbird 2 sequence again from 'A Close Shave'.

Today I have some marking to do (boo!) and some reports to write which will be difficult as Mr Cee has the week off, and the boys are home from school and I'll get lured into watching TV and talking to people. I need to be anti-social to do marking... *sighs*

First I'll just go and catch up with 'Burn Notice' with the eldest son.. *iz easily distracted*

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