Month: February 2012


I have had it!
Enough is enough.
I really can’t deal with any more than we currently have in our laps.


OK, here’s the run down.

Dharma has been referred to ENT after her regular minor nose bleeds turned into the nose bleed from hell last weekend when she actually had blood coming out of her eyes. We are just waiting on a date.

Murron is still under the Plastics department who are keeping an eye on her thumb from a plastics point of view but she is now under the Physiotherapy department because the thumb keeps locking on her. She has a brace she wears at night time and keeps it with her during the days in case she gets any pain or locking during the day.
Today we found out she probably has a condition called Labyrinthitis which is making her very dizzy and can take months to clear up.

Marjorie has a very painful right foot at the moment and it looks like she has a major infection in and around one of her metatarsals. She is due to go into the Royal Orthopedic Hospital in Stanmore on March 2nd to have a guided ultrasound drainage of the area. Depending on what is found she could be going back in for surgery to clean the area out thoroughly.
She is also still under the Orthopods at Bedford who are keeping an eye on her hip until she stops growing.

Ian has Psoritic Arthritis and is constantly in pain. He has countless pills to take on a daily basis and uses a tens machine but is still in pain. He had an appoinment with an orthpedic surgeon yesterday and it has been decided he needs to have quite a major surgery on his left shoulder to try and reduce some of his pain levels.

I myself have achilles tendonitis and posterior heel spurs. I have an appoinment with the Orthotics department tomorrow to get fitted with some sort of brace. This is to be worn for 3 – 6 months to try and aid the tendonitis but there could be the need for surgery later in the year if the brace doesn’t work.
I have no idea what form this brace will take and how it will affect my work considering i’m on my feet for 12 hours a day.

Marjorie’s problem is causing us the most problems at the moment because it means trips in and out of London.
At the very least we have two more trips but if she has to have the full on surgery it will mean a trip in for a pre assessment, a trip in for the surgery, at least 1 but probably more follow ups and all of this is draining us of money we simply don’t have…. well we, do but it’s being taken from bill pots and money being saved for Xmas.

With all this going on we forgot to renew the tax disc on my car at the end of January. Thankfully I haven’t been collared for it as we got a stern reminder in the post and paid it online.

That’s it. I really cannot take any more medical issues this year.


I’m sat here, not in the best of moods because of a streaming cold.
I’m playing on the computer and I have the TV on.
The adverts come on and I see a sleek plead for money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.


I’m sorry, I know GOS do fabulous work with kids and lots of families owe them so much but GOS always gets the money.
Celebrities are always going on shows to win money for GOS or doing something fabulous for GOS but what everyone forgets about are the local hospitals with kids wards.

I work on a beautiful kids ward but we are screaming for new equipment.
We have to beg, borrow or steal to get anything for the ward.

A bit of a cash injection into equipment and staffing would make it a perfect place to work.


I’m on my third day off in a row!! Unfortunately it’s back to work tomorrow… BOOOOO!!
Days off recently haven’t really been days off though. Loads of hospital appointments to keep and running around after kids and worrying about money doesn’t add up to much relaxation or fun.
So today I decided to get the kids out the door, nip to Tesco and then do absolutely nothing but have a little relaxation and fun.

Fun… mmmm….. what to do for fun.
Well for a start I’m catching up on my downloads. They’ve been a bit thin on the ground since Xmas because of all the stupid mid season breaks and game breaks the Americans seem to have but they are now getting back on track and we are heading well into the second half of various seasons and in fact have said fairwell to an old favourite.
Chuck, you will be missed.

So! sat here in front of the computer with downloads playing on the TV and milky coffee in hand.
What to blog about?
Fed up with being on a downer so I am going to gush.
I was talking to Murron last night about various favourite TV and movie characters and it occurred to me that a lot of favourite characters, old and new, happen to be vampires!
So I sat and compiled a list and was surprised to come up with 15 characters.
So here, along with some luscious pictures, are my 15 favourite vampire characters.

At number 15 we have Lestat, played by Tom Cruise in Interview with a Vampire.
I’m not a huge Tom Cruise fan but Lestat was chillingly atractive.

At number 14 we have David, played by Keifer Sutherland in The Lost Boys.
One of my favourite movies as a teenager and still one of my favourites today.

At number 13 we have Severen, played by Bill Paxton in Near Dark.
An awesome vampire movie that seems to have been sadly forgotten about.

At number 12 we have Jasper, played by Jackson Rathbone in The Twilight Movies.
Murron’s favourite vampire and I will agree, she has good taste.

At number 11 we have Jerry Dandridge, played by Chris Sarandon in the original Fright Night.
I haven’t seen the remake yet but the original Jerry Dandridge gave me the chills when he seduced Amy on the dance floor.

At number 10 we have Spike, played by James Marsters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
Spike was just one of the coolest vampires ever and I met him a couple of times.

At number 9 we have Dwayne, played by Billy Wirth in The Lost Boys.
Another Lost Boy and one that was sadly under used in the movie and who came to an awesome end.

Death by Stereo!!

At number 8 we have the lovely Louis, played by Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire.
Could Brad Pitt really be any hotter?

At number 7 we have Stefan Salvatore, played by Paul Wesley in The Vampire Diaries.
My current favourite Vampire show. He’s cute but there’s someone hotter.

At number 6 we have Eric Northman, play by Alexander Skarsgard in True Blood.
This show is just full of good looking men, unfortunately the hottest one is a werewolf so he can’t make it onto this list.

At number 5 we have Bill Compton, played by Stephen Moyer also in True Blood.
It was a close run thing between number 6 and number 5 but Stephen just pipped it.

At number 4 we have Mick St. John, played by Alex O’Loughlin in Moonlight.
Alex OOOOOO’Loughlin. What more do I need to say?

At number 3 we have Angel, played by David Boreanaz in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
The first time we saw David as Angel he turned me into jelly.

At number 2 we have Angelus, played by David Boreanaz in buffy the Vampire slayer and angel.
I know, I know. Angel and Angelus are the same person BUT they are definately not the same character.
The first time we saw David as Angelus he turned me into complete mush.
David had a real knack to switching from one to the other effortlessly and I have to say that the bad boy, Angelus, always did a little bit more for me than Angel did.

And for those who read my blog regularly it will come as no surprise that my number 1 Vampire is Damon Salvatore, played by Ian Somerhalder in The Vampire Diaries.
OMG, words cannot express what this character does to me. Angel and Angelus all wrapped up into one.
Bad boy with a hidden heart of gold. Dark haired, chiselled torso, great style, AMAZING eyes and a really naughty smile.
A great excuse to get more pictures of him onto my blog.

OH OH!! How could I forget!!
I must finish this blog with an honorary addition.
A character that was sadly cut very short in it’s tracks by the untimely death of the actor portraying him.
Julian Luna, played by the sadly missed Mark Frankel in Kindred: the embraced.

Just look at those eyes.
The show only made it to 8 episodes but it was a show that was way ahead of it’s time.
Looking at the vampire interest that has followed it from Buffy to Angel and through to Twilight, it was a show that was destined to do extremely well. Unfortunately it’s lead was irreplaceable after his death at the age of just 34.

There you have it, 16 vampires. They just keep getting hotter and hotter although they are going to have to go a long way to get any hotter than Damon Salvatore!


I love my movies.
I love my programmes.
I love my good looking men with gorgeous eyes and smiles……….. the bods aint bad either!

I spent a lot of my teenage years going to the cinema or watching videos.
It was my thing…… movies.

I don’t get to go the the cinema as much as I’d like to nowadays though.
Apart from having three kids in tow, it’s just too damned expensive.

I love all kinds of films and I’m very eclectic when it comes to my choices.
However, by far my favourites are Superhero movies.
I just love them. Is it the costumes? Is it the muscles?


Top of the favourites has got to be Superman.
Christopher Reeve will always be ‘my’ Superman. Brandon Routh did an amazing job but was constantly being compared to Reeve and got caught in the middle of ‘rights’ Wrangles and ultimately his contract ran out. Henry Cavill is shapeing up quite nicely for next year’s re-boot of the franchise and judging by the first official picture, it’s going to be a lot more gritty and earthy looking and not quite so ‘camp’.

Some other recent heroes to grab my interest have been Captain America, the Green Lantern and Thor.
Of the three, Captain America is really floating my boat! Chris Evans is simply scrumptious and it’s not the first time he’s played a superhero. He was also Johnny Storm, the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies.


To say that I’m just a little bit excited about the new Avengers Movie would be an understatement!
Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Iron Man…. all scrumtiously crammed into the same movie.

Can’t wait!!

So the only question remaining now is……..

Costumes? or Muscles?

That’s a tough one. Every girls got to have a fantasy….. right?