Well, they say no news is good news.
I certainly hope so. We know that financially things have cleared with the letting agents because of my Dad standing as guarantor, however, we are both still waiting for employee references and until they come back we won’t get a definite ‘yes, the house is yours’
I’m getting a headache just thinking about it.

So! What to do to take my mind off of it all?………
Well for a start Star Trek 2 is in 152 days and 8 hours

After the nine minute preview aired the other night there have been some interesting images appearing.
Not the greatest quality but they give some interesting views of some very sexy costume designs.

Star Trek wetsuit 1  Star Trek wetsuit 2

I’m just guessing from what I’ve seen in the teaser and read about from reviews of the nine minute preview but I think these could be some sort of wetsuit and that second image where McCoy is looking decidedly pissed off with Kirk could be taken after they get back onto the ship after taking a plunge off of a rather large cliff!
All speculation but I just love all of this guess work before the release of a movie.

Another thing to take my mind off of things is the knowledge that Dredd will be making it to BluRay in just 30 days!!!
Just 30 more days until this….

Karl Urban Dredd


Karl Urban Dredd 2

and yes……. this!!!

Dredd Arse

There is a God and she loves men in leathers!



OK, I’m sitting here on my day off thinking about a few things like all the little odds and ends I need to do before Xmas and the food shop I need to do for the next week and at the back of mind and wriggling it’s way to the front is the thought of having to pack up ten years of belongings over the next 2 weeks for a move (hopefully) after the first week in January.

I feel a little sick.

It’s now ten thirty and I simply cannot get going on anything.
Every minute counts now.
I think I am going to slap myself in the face and make a move.
I need to get the Tesco run out of the way first and then a few hours up in the loft with Ian to clear out all his old books and a LOT of crap!

Sounds like a plan.

O yes!
Just to remember – Star Trek 2 is in 153 days, 20 hours, 20 minutes

The nine minute sneek peek of the start of the movie aired at 500 Imax theatres across America before the Hobbit at midnight showings.
Am I jealous?!!!
Stupid F’#king question.
It does mean that the build up to the movie has well and truly started along with the promotional interviews, so lots of new Karl Urban goodies will be coming my way over the next few months and no doubt a lot of it will end up here on my blog for which I am NOT apologising at all so deal with it.

I am starting that promise with this wonderful little GIF.

Star Trek let the fun begin

The interview is brilliant.
Karl is obviously a HUGE sci-fi geek and knows his stuff and I’m sorry but that makes me just love him even more.


It has been a bit of a roller coaster this week.
The whole year itself has been pretty up and down….. mostly down….. but this week really threw a curve ball at us.
2 days ago we were given notice that our landlady wanted the house back.

Yep, right before Xmas. Happy Xmas.

To say we were thrown into turmoil is an understatement.
We won’t be getting the official written notice until early January but because we have been with the agency for so long they talked the landlady into letting us know verbally this week so we could have a little more time to prepare.

Basically this meant we had three months.
Our dilemma was the fact that if we left the move that long it could coincide with my surgery that I’m expecting early in the new year.
So, yesterday we did a little internet browsing to see what was available in our area.
We knew that prices were going to be a lot higher because we have been on the same rate for ten years.
We decided to take the plunge today and looked at a couple of properties.

I think it was fate.
We saw a property in the area we wanted that offered masses of space.
The girls would all have their own bedrooms and I would get my dining room back.
We decided there and then that it would be a good move if not a little tough on finances.
But hey! We’ve dealt with difficult before and I’m sure that we can adjust and deal with it again.

We took all the relevant paperwork and admin fee into town to get the ball rolling so at least we now know that no-one else can view the property.
We are simply waiting on the relevant checks and references to be processed.
That’s the worrying bit as our credit history is a little dodgy to say the least but we’ve been totally honest with them and as a last resort we have a guarantor in my Father. Don’t want to tie him into it that much but at least we have the option.

So for the next week we are going to be holding our breath until we have an answer.

At least I have a new distraction.
We finally got a teaser trailer for the Star Trek movie today.

Only 162 more days!!!

Cupid thumbs up


Just when I thought this year couldn’t take any more turns for the worst, the worst has happened.
We found out today that after ten years of renting our Landlady wants her house back.
We have three months to move.

Our problem now is that in ten years, although our rent has remained stable, the prices in the area have gone up quite dramatically so we are looking at a £200 – £400 hike in our rent which we really can’t afford.
We can only rent in this area because my Mum doesn’t drive and she is my main child care when me and Ian are at work.
Without Mum I can’t work, quite simple.
I don’t want to move the kids to new schools either. Murron has just started her GCSE’s and all of them have been through the wringer with the two tier/three tier fiasco over the last couple of years so moving them now wouldn’t be fair.

So! Unless we make the move sooner rather than later it could all coincide with my operation and subsequent 6 weeks in plaster.
Woo Hoo!

To add to my day, I am coming down with a hum dinger of a cold.
I feel like I am swallowing swords and the glands are all up in my neck.

So do I open this vein now or wait to see how things pan out?


I decided to put the Xmas tree up yesterday afternoon.
It’s looking good if a little big!
I normally put a space saving tree up that is literally a half tree that can be pushed flat against a wall or made to sit snugly in a corner.
However, I decided to get my large full tree out for a change but it’s a little bit bigger than I remember.

Xmas tree 2012
As I am fairly housebound today and all the kids are at school and Ian is at work, I have decided that today is the day to get my sausage rolls cooked and bagged and in the freezer before they all get home and decide to demolish them!
I will probably get the outside lights up as well so they are all ready to switch on tomorrow.

Money is getting very tight now.
I have utilised every penny available and the budget has been very tight but is still on track.
It’s just a bit depressing when you look at the account and realise that we no longer have any kind of buffer for things going wrong!!

Well, I’ve sat here long enough this morning. Time to get showered and get some work done.

Oh yes!
It’s now only 45 days until Dredd 3D on Blu Ray and 168 days until Star Trek in the cinema!!
Cupid YES!



Christmas is coming up fast!!
I am on my usual two weeks off work to prepare for it. Not back until Dec 12th.
Not doing too bad at the moment.
I’ve just sliced my gammon and popped it into the freezer.
I have sausage rolls to make next although I’ll probably do them tomorrow because I currently don’t have a car so I won’t be able to go anywhere.
Ian’s car is a non runner at the moment after he broke the key in the ignition!! Just what we didn’t need right before Xmas. So he is using my car for the next two days.
He’s ordered a replacement ignition but it won’t arrive until today or tomorrow and he’s working today and tomorrow.

I’m not doing too bad with the rest of the Xmas shopping.
Just a few bits and pieces to think about and then I’ve got to do all the wrapping.

The Xmas tree is going up tomorrow night so today is going to be spent having a good clean up to prepare for it.
Unfortunately I have to take a walk to the shops first to get some rice for dinner tonight. It’s curry night and I forgot the rice again!!
Oh well, it will give me a chance to get some new indoor and outdoor lights.
My old red cherries have finally packed in. They haven’t done too bad though, they’ve been up every year for the last ten years and they were second hand when we got them!

I had my post MRI follow up with my Orthopaedic Consultant on Tuesday and it has now been confirmed that I am definitely going to be having surgery at some point early in the new year.
I need to have a large boney spur at the base of my Achilles tendon removed and an area of bursitis cleaned out. Great.
So I will be in plaster for six weeks followed by physio for as long as needed.

My only worry at the moment is the little fatty lump I have on my left shoulder (just under my bra strap!!)
It has decided to flare up so I am currently on a course of Flucloxacillin but it doesn’t appear to be working.
I had one of these little lumps for years on my chest, roughly where my chin touches when I dropped my head. It decided to flare up quickly and dramatically for no reason one day and grew to the size of a golf ball. I ended up on antibiotics then and when it had cleared I had the little lump removed.
The one on my shoulder only appeared a couple of weeks ago but started to become tender on Monday so I went to the walk in centre who put me on the antibiotics.
It doesn’t appear to be getting any better so I am getting a little worried now.
I’ll give the antibiotics their chance and run the full 7 day course but I suspect another trip to the GP will be on the horizon early next week.

Nothing ever seems to run smoothly or without any kind of hiccup just lately.
The whole year seems to have been like that.
Just when things seem to be back on an even keel, something comes along to slap us back down again.
I seem to have spent the whole year in and out of hospital for check ups and follow ups with the whole family with one particular worry being a cancer scare with my dad that required 2 biopsies.
Thankfully he’s been given the all clear but I can honestly say, I just can’t wait to see the end of this year!
It has been incredibly depressing.

All that said, I am going to be as positive as I can about Xmas. I am going to prepare for it and make it as special as I can for the sake of the kids.
We are at Mum’s for Xmas dinner, along with my brother and his kids!! Poor Mum!!

It’s my turn to work on the ward this year although it’s not a long day, it’s a short shift and I will be finishing at 15:30. So a late Xmas dinner at Mums and then the next two days off. So it’s not too bad.
The kids have said they are going to get up mega early to open their presents and they are going to make me a bacon butty before I go.

So hopefully the next few weeks will run smoothly but I’m not betting on it!!


So here I am at nearly midnight on a Saturday evening.
There is absolute crap on the TV so since I came in from work I have been playing on my new PC.
I finally got rid of the absolute shit that was Windows Vista and am now running Windows 8.
I have an i5 with a 2 TB hard drive…… sweet.
It’s running like a dream although it’s taking some getting used to!

So to carry on with that count down….
Only 51 days and counting until Dredd 3D comes out on BluRay.

So that must mean 174 days until Star Trek in the cinema…..

Any excuse for some Karl Gifs!!
Night yall!