Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This one is for Grace Elizabeth and I think Tracie liked it ;o). Grace has the same affliction as many of our children (and pets!) and that is perfect photos taken purely to scrapbook! I decided to use this photo (which took my breath away) rather than the mean mummy one where she is all wrinkly and wrapped in a pink ribbon pmsl!
I am quite happy with it. I am doing another one for a friend and it just is not working! Am walking away from that one for a bit, sure she won't mind ;o)
Ol has been poorly this week, he's got this horrible sore throat and cough. I know he has been poorly cos he is asking to go to bed!
It was Parent's evening tonight. Overall a good boy as expected lol! She mentioned him being 'gifted' in maths - woo hoo! Of course I take full credit for that and his father has had NOTHING to do with that. I am upset that she thinks we need to go back to the speach therapist. I really didn't like the therapist, so am going to ask to see a different one. We were told one aspect of his speach he would probably grow out of, but potentially he's now got into a bad habit that we need to break.............
DH found me sobbing the other day *blush*. I was doing my C page (take note Em, you're gonna be last again!) and found a couple of photos of Casper ;o(
He was so handsome!
Last night was freak out night at college. We had some guest tutors come in to talk about dyslexia and what our responsibilities are going to be. I think I had a wake up call for what my responsibilites will be.........freaked me out a tadge! But still can't wait to do this!
Right, Torchwood time *sigh* - catch ya later!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
So everyone said I should be really good at making a costume, being creative and everything. I pointed out that I can make necklaces and stuff but have never actually made a dinosaur! So no pressure at all then!
I started making the costume and wanted to check with Em and Sue what I should do with - a shoebox, paint, a green towel, card, elastic. Em wrote back and told me what I should make, which I was making - so woo hoo! Sue wrote back and wished me luck..........how helpful was she?!!
So at 10.45pm I finished it and laid it out on the landing.
In the morning I heard a very loud WOW! I then got a huge hug and told I was nearly as good as grandma at making stuff!
So he went off to school, (surrounded by lots of Jack Sparrows ;o)).
He only won 1st prize out of the whole school!! He won a £10 gift voucher and obviously the pride from his friends lol! And I was told I am now officially better than grandma - yeay!!
He is a little disappointed that he has to spend his book voucher on books but overall quite chuffed!
Em and Sue are trying to take credit for his winning, but I am unashamedly taking FULL credit as I worked WAY too hard to share this!
We have some photos, just need to get them loaded on - so watch this space xx
Saturday, March 08, 2008
The picture was taken in Portugal, when Gail took me on holiday (I was about 17) and she had just made me climb a small hill, which turned out to be a freakin mountain! I was hot and tired and the facial expression explains why I used this particular photo lol!
(oh and update on Fred the bunny, he has been 'done' and i didn't kill this one! However he does have an infection, (looks VERY painful!) and I have to give him antibiotics through a syringe. Tis certainly a challenge!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
During a drive, I saw a llama. Of course no-one else saw it, so I got the mickey taken for the week. And then we went along the same road, and lookey here - a llama! So Gail - LOOK IT'S A LLAMA!! (of course I didn't get an apology from anyone!)
Saturday, March 01, 2008
He's even in the t'internet!:
Daniel Mendoza was the first Jewish prize-fighter to become a champion. Though he stood only 5'7" and weighed 160 pounds, Mendoza was England’s sixteenth Heavyweight Champion from 1792 to 1795. Always proud of his heritage, he billed himself as Mendoza the Jew.He is the father of scientific boxing. At a time when the sport of boxing consisted primarily of barehanded slugging, Mendoza introduced the concept of defense. He developed the guard, the straight left, and made use of sidestepping tactics. This new strategy, the Mendoza School, also referred to as the Jewish School, was criticized in some circles as cowardly. But it permitted Mendoza to fully capitalize on his small stature, speed, and punching power.His first recorded prizefight was a knockout of an opponent, known as Harry the Coalheaver, whom he dispatched in 40 rounds. A victory in his first professional fight in 1787 won him the patronage of the Prince of Wales (later George IV), the first boxer to earn this honor. His acceptance by British royalty (he was the first Jew ever to speak to England’s King George III) helped elevate the position of the Jew in English society and stem a vicious tide of anti-Semitism that many Englishmen read into Shakespeare’s characterization of Shylock in his play The Merchant of Venice.Mendoza had a series of storied matches against rival Richard Humphries, one each in 1788, 1789, and 1790. He lost the first battle in 29 rounds but won the latter pair in 52 and 15 Daniel Mendoza, “Mendoza the Jew” rounds. He laid claim to the English boxing title in 1791 when the prevailing champion, Benjamin Brain, retired. Another top English boxer, Bill Warr, contested Mendoza’s claim. In May 1792, the two met to settle the matter in Croydon, England. Mendoza was victorious in 23 rounds. Warr and Mendoza met again in November 1794, and this time it took the champion only 15 minutes to dispose of the challenger.Mendoza, a descendant of Spanish Marranos (Jews coerced into conversion to Christianity) who had lived in London for nearly a century, became such a popular figure in England that songs were written about him, and his name appeared in scripts of numerous plays. His personal appearances would fill theaters, portraits of him and his fights were popular subjects for artists, and commemorative medals were struck in his honor.Daniel Mendoza was one of the inaugural group elected in 1954 to the Boxing Hall of Fame and of the inaugural class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990