Friday, 24 April 2015

friday night

Aw man, Friday nights are crap now the little one is at Scouts. I get home from dropping him off at 7.15 and have to set off back to pick him up again at 8.45. 
I know it's one and a half hours and plenty of time to do something....but I can't relax. I can't just sit on the sofa and crack open the beer. I can't start watching anything much on telly. I can't even really go anywhere and be back in time. I'm basically just hanging about. Waiting.
And the bad news is he bloody loves it. He's looking like he'll be in Scouts for EVER. He'll become a young leader then some sort of weirdo Scout bloke till he works his way up the woggle scale to become District Commissioner and finally Bear-bloody-Grylls.
Meanwhile it's totally cocking up my Friday nights.
That is all.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

overgrown garden

The garden got it's first grass cut of the year today. Just the rest of the overgrown jungle to sort out now. We are so not into gardening. It's clearly for people with lots of time on their hands.

Friday, 17 April 2015

walk the walk

So tomorrow me and the sister and the 5 kids are going to the Yorkshire Dales for a jolly day out. We're gonna go for a walk. In walking boots and everything. Had to dig mine out of the garage. They don't get used very often....

Thursday, 16 April 2015

school holiday blues

The dog doesn't like school holidays. She's sulking.
On school days I set off with the little one and the dog on a morning. We dump the little one at school and go for an extended jaunt.
On none-school days we stay in bed on a morning and the dog just gets a quick walk whenever we can squeeze it in.
She's looking forward to Monday morning already, I can tell.

Monday, 13 April 2015

butterfly aop

Ha...I couldn't leave it looking crap could I? I redid the damned silly collage in illustrator. Much better idea. Don't know why I decided to be all bloody retro in the first place. But I'm over myself now. The paints and glue are back in the box!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

arty farty waste of time

So today I painted all these different bits of colour. With gouache and acrylic. Then I did some cutting and sticking. With scissors and Mod Podge. Then I scanned the stuck down butterflies and flowers into my computer. Then I chopped them out in photoshop. Then I put them into illustrator and tried to do something interesting with them.
But it basically looked crap.
So here are the bits with not much done to them. 
Think I'll just save the arty farty nonsense for someone else next time. It would've taken 10 mins to do this in illustrator. 
Although I did enjoy myself. So that's all that matters. I suppose.

Friday, 10 April 2015

hello sunshine

Ahhh...warm has a strange effect on the good people of Britain. As soon as the sun first pops it's head out from behind the heavy duty clouds they seem to feel the urge to bare their pasty white flesh in public. I have seen all manner of skimpy shorts and boob-tube combos this week. None of them good. Do these people not own a mirror?

The Big One, on the other hand, hasn't taken off the parka-with-fur-around-the-hood all week. Despite having refused to wear a coat at all for the last 5 years she recently discovered that she is quite partial to a parka and has not taken the buggering thing off since I bought it.
Sunshine? What sunshine?

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Thursday, 2 April 2015

it's the weekend!

Yes! Already! It's the weekend! And a long one at that! Bottoms up :)

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

march 15

Well that was March. Not much on the bloggo front I'm afraid. I was kinda busy doing proper work. For money and everything.