Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Anyone remember ickle old me??

Allos everyone out there...Yeah i know it's been almost a year since i last posted on here and i don't even have an excuse as such...Am gonna be starting another blog http://minerva-creations.blogspot.com/ which will be about the jewellery etc...I probs won't post that often as such but i decided i didn't want a blog attached to the website itself...When i can actually upload images then i will upload some on the new blog and also get my logo on the header etc.

I have a page on Facebook for http://www.facebook.com/MinervaCreations and i also have a Twitter which is called Minervacreation...Had to drop my S otherwise i was too long pah...www.minervacreations.co.uk is my website...It should be easy to use and view and it comes with an online shop...I know it is paypal that is the method of payment shown on the shop BUT you don't have to have a paypal account to use it...Now you can pay using a debit or credit card through paypal without having an actual paypal account...It makes things much easier for people like me cos i don't want to have to set up for cards and paypal and cheques etc

I've just started doing wine glass charms this weekend and it looks like they are going to be popular...I have a wedding fayre in nov and i thought they would be nice as wedding favours...This will be the first time i have done a wedding fayre and i am really nervous...My trusty sidekick will do the selling for me lol...Trusty sidekick being Kerry.

Right better go try do an intro entry on the new blog and then go finish off a couple of bracelets, make a bracelet and finish a floral 'charm' bracelet i started earlier...The later being cos i wanted to experiment and the others are orders

Have missed people and i have actually read some blogs although not posted any comments

Take care all

Caff xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Whoops haven't written here for months...Sorry i just haven't had much to say really or been that well as such...Those who are on facebook and friends with me will know that i have been in hospital a couple of times and been scanned, poked and prodded to point where am pretty fed up of being vampired (blood taken) having to go wee or feel like i should be aglow inside with all the ultrasounds...This is all to do with the lower abdominal pain that is still here and as yet no cause has been found :o( It's the reason i have been hospitalised twice and could have been more but there is no point when they don't do anything except starve me.

I have no idea if anyone who is not on facebook can see the page or if you have to be a member on facebook. The page being one i created for my jewellery and other crafts which will appear at some point. If you are on facebook check out Minerva Jewellery & Craft
Facebook Minerva Jewellery & Craft
Hope that link works and even if you're not on facebook then you could try it and see if it works. There is prices on all the photographs and there will be more photos coming soon.

Kerry is now getting regular physio and she also has an appointment to be seen by neurology in a couple of weeks time...Am gonna be in london on the 21st for a friends 50th birthday party :o)
Do promise that i will post a proper catch up either later this week or next week
Caff xxx

Friday, 19 June 2009

catchy up again lol

My scan was a waste of time...The stupid woman only scanned my ovaries and naff all else...I asked her if it could be kidney stones and she said possibly there is a lot in that area it could be and to ask my GP when my results get to him...I already know the results as she told me that my ovaries were normal...Why oh why in this super technological age does it take TWELVE fricking days for results to get to my GP from the hospital...Have they not heard of EMAIL or failing that a FAX!!!!!! It's bluddy ridiculous that it should take that length of time...Then again they use the local NHS internal mailing system and first class post from it is roughly 2 weeks...And am still in PAIN...K threatened to dial 999 for an ambulance on wed night...Told her not to as it's not like my life is at stake and personally 999 for an ambulance to me is for life threatening circumstances or something major bad...Plus am too busy to go near a hospital as there's another 18th tomorrow and M's awards ceremony on mon and social worker on mon afternoon and the british grand prix on sun...Oh and wimbledon starts on mon too LOL...Ok i don't wanna go there unless dragged and am sure if these painkillers stop working there are others i can be given...Am an awkward cow i know :o)

Tomorrow M is going on a limo to this 18th birthday party...I've been told i can go along too and to be there at the venue for roughly 7.30pm...The venue is about 5 mins walk so great don't have to drive :o) M i sreally looking forward to it...Last sun he had an 18th birthday BBQ in the middle of no-where...We got lost several times trying to find it...The lads mothers directions sucked to say the least, both the written directions and the ones she gave on phone twice on the day...Me and the other mum who was along got told we could stay so we did...She regretted it and well i had wanted to go to the nearby village for the afternoon but stayed with her...Put it this way the others who were there were all a bit snobby...Tomorrow will be much better :o)

My great nephew has been in hospital :o( He got an operation on his tummy on tues afternoon and is all better now...He got home yesterday :o) I went to see him on wed night and it's first time i have managed to see him...He's gorgeous...All smiles with loads of black hair and big wide blue eyes and he looks like his dad...Not saying that cos his dad is my nephew he does look like him...Bit of a worry for everyone though but all well and on the mend now...I can't pronounce let alone spell what was wrong with him LOL...As he was poorly i got him another outfit and some bibs on tues night in asda sale LOL

I mentioned social worker...She was round on mon afternoon and it's first time we had met...She is really nice unlike her idiot boss...The one who after 6 years still hasn't a clue about disability/special needs or how to do his job properly and wonders why he keeps losing staff...Anyways it was ME who had to phone to get M transfered to adult services...This didn't happen with G but i wasn't so fussed about him...M is going to a mainstream course after the summer hols and IF he needs outside support it has to be paid for either via social work or direct payments...Whichever way both require needing social work input...She couldn't have been more helpful :o) She was even speaking about supported accomodation or support to live in your own accomodation and such like...Something that will be needed in the future...Pity we can't keep her but she is for children with disabilities and he's 18 now...She is coming back on mon to finish off the transfer assessment form.

G got two A's and two B's in his results :o) One of the B's was for product design...His groups 'product' didn't do very well but better than others...They had to design and build a robot that would follow a line that was in a loop...His groups one managed to walk a whole 2-3 inches before it fell over but it did follow the line...Also they had to do individual talks on what part they played in that project...With his aspergers it makes talking in front of people extremely difficult and he must have managed pretty well to get a B...So am proud of him

Right better go finish some cards that have been ordered...I want to get them posted off tomorrow

Toodle pip xx

Friday, 5 June 2009

Excuses for lack of entries lol

Oh flip here we go again i keep promising to do an entry and then not doing one...I am sorry but i have been feeling really crap to say the least...Actually i've been in a lot of pain since near the end of march :o( I left it a while thinking it would naff off but i eventually gave in when it got worse and went to the docs near end april...He decided to refer me for a scan as he wasn't sure what could be the cause...He put me on dihydrocodeine as well for the pain...This week i have felt physically sick with the pain and it refuses to go away at all...I had K in A&E on monday night and one of the doctors there ended up giving me painkillers even though i wasn't the patient...It was only a week yesterday i got a letter asking me to phone radiology to make an appointment for ultrasound...So it is next thurs morning (11th) IF i can last that long...I was back at docs yesterday and am on higher dose dihydrocodeine...At least they are dulling the pain although not getting rid...He's ruled out appendix as too low down and so much pain i would be dead by now as it would have burst...Been suggested could be a cyst, am sure this doc reckons it is gynae related...I just hope something shows on the scan so i don't feel stupid and that they sort it out ASAP...The last time i was in this much pain i ended up getting my gall bladder out and time before i gave birth 3 times LOL...Whatever it is am now sure it is pressing on my bladder as am fed up going to the loo...Anyways this is why i have barely written or done any commenting on other blogs.

So to more light hearted stuff...I was stopped by the police again last week LOL...And i know why this time...I had driven M up to his old school to hand in some party invites...On the way i was coming up the next street down from ours when a police car was turning into that street...It is a very narrow street but i had right of way and he didn't have blue lights on...So i didn't reverse back for him as he appeared to want...There was plenty room for him to get in anyways if he wanted or he could wait until i came out...As i said to M in a loud voice with window wide open i had right of way and he was the one with the special training in driving I looked in my rear view mirror as he went past us and saw him trying to do a 3 point turn on the narrow street...I had just parked the car in front of my flat when there was a knock on my window...Low and behold one of the policemen...So i opened the window and he asked if it was my car and did i have my licence on me...Said yes to both and gave him my licence...He walked round the car as i was saying in 29 years of driving this was only 2nd time i had been stopped...Told him the last time had been in march this year...I also looked in my wing mirror and could see the driver of the police car had a face like thunder...After my tyres and car had been checked he came back to beside my window with his back to the police car...I asked him outright if this was because of what had just happened and that i had been in the right and his partner in the wrong...He laughed and said his partner wasn't happy but he was a rubbish driver and gave me back my licence and said not to worry and left...So because so idiot police driver couldn't drive very well he got the hump and stopped an innocent member of the public who was driving properly...At least his partner knew who was in the wrong...Still does make you wonder just how often incidents like this happen.

I mentioned a party above and it was for M's 18th...Can't believe my baby is now all growed up and an adult...We went bowling and then to pizza hut and that was organised in just a week...We only had one person unable to go which wasn't bad at such short notice...He'd been at an 18th the previous sat and he has one next weekend and another the weekend after...Since beginning of may all we seem to have had is 18th birthday parties lol...The one in two weeks time he is going in a limo...I have to take him to where they are being picked up by the limo and then he will be coming all the way back up near us...He's well excited about the limo as he's never been in one before and always wanted to go in one...He's defo got into the Introduction to IT course at the college for next year, starting in august :o) I do need to check see what kind of support he will get though...They have an awards ceremony at the college on 22nd for the learning opportunities course so he's all excited about that as they get a certificate...He likes awards ceremonies and certificates lol...G hasn't had his results yet from uni...K's boyfriend got a 2:1 in his degree :o)

I became a great auntie 2 weeks ago :o) My eldest nephew is now a proud daddy to a bouncing 9lb 1 oz boy with tons of dark hair...I so wanted to get up there this weekend but am nto safe to drive :o( I really want to see Rhys (thats his name) and i have been buying loads of stuff and more than likely be told off about it.

Got to go now as am feeling a bit sore and woozy again

Toodle pip tc xx

Thursday, 7 May 2009

M on radio please listen if you can

Ok i've not written for ages but i have felt a bit crap and anytime i sat down to write something here i got interruppted and forgot...Am offski for a quick bath in a mo so won't be long catching up will do a proper one later in the week i promise.

Mikey is gonna be on a local community radio station on sat being interviewed about young people and disability...Ok so i can just hear you all saying "if it's local then no use to you to tune in to"...They have a website and as with a lot of radio websites you can tune in online :o) The website is www.shmu.org.uk He will be on air around 11am (UK time) i think...Am sure that's what the woman said yesterday...I just hope he comes across alright and doesn't just give yes or no answers to the questions asked of him...I should get him on the *talk/lecture* circuit LOL

Monday, 16 March 2009

All shook up

This morning i didn't feel too good...Well i could barely open my eyes they were so sore with a headache that i managed to wake the boys but didn't make it to college myself...At midday my buzzer went (how i dunno as postie broke it) and it was the police wanting access to the building...Actually they were after me or more to the point after Mikey...Which by look on my face they could tell i was shocked/worried as they said nothing to worry about...One of his classmates from college had been missing all weekend so they were checking with everyone...I said Mikey was at college but he had the afternoon off and tues morning off...Also that i had no idea of any of the kids in his class names except for one of the girls...That Mikey didn't go out with any of his classmates outwith college times...They left and said the kid has gone awol before and turned up so not to worry...Well when Mikey came home he said this kid was at college this morning!!!...Hmmm would have thought either the parents or the police should have checked there first thing...Once Mikey was home i felt well enough, just. to drive to post office to post sympathy cards...So driving along minding my own business, not speeding (for once lol) into sainsburys carpark and finding a space beside post office easily when the car behind stops across back of mine...Next i know there's this policewoman at my window so i opened it...She wanted to know if the car was mine and did i have my licence on me...She looked at the front of the car, checked my road tax and parking permit for outside here all the time saying nothing...Not even her name when i asked for it...She hands me back my licence and said i was ok and naffed off back into the unmarked car which was blocking me in and they drove off...Me left sat there in shock with no explanation as to why i had been basically stopped...With i might add loads of people stood staring at me...I still feel quite shook up about all this police goings on today...I've never been checked out when driving a car before by the police...I have had police at the door once before nearly 12 years ago about a missing person associated with Mikey...Sadly that lad was found murdered a few days later :o( I got impression this lad from college maybe goes off out with friends and stays with them overnight and doesn't think to contact parents to let them know...When they have special needs that can be a major worry depending on what their special needs/disability is...I phoned the police station when i got home and apparently they can just stop you without explanation and give no reason when asked...BUT if you ask their name or better their badge number then they must give you it...I didn't ask for badge number...I just hopo they were genuine and not trying to nick my identity lol...They're welcome to it as there ai n't much of one to nick ROFL

Anyways Mikey had his information session and it went well he said...He didn't need to show any qualifications for this introductory course...All you need is to be interested and keen...He has said that he has a place on it :o) Wonder how i can check without Mikey knowing lol...Oh he is going out now with friends from college on a sunday afternoon...Well yesterday was the second time and they are old friends from school...Him and one other lad and the others are girls...He bought himself a hat yesterday.

Stuart from Speciman Days has now gone private so if you read his blog and still want to then you need to email him at the following addy:- email@kafkasworld.com

Am going to relax by checking on my garden on facebook lol as i still feel a bit shaky

Toodle pip tc xx

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Catchy up

Oops i haven't written anything for weeks...Not really had much to write about to be honest...My college course is going ok...I still need to find material suitable which isn't easy as we don't have anywhere up here that sells much in way of fabric...Well there is John Lewis and another shop...John Lewis haberdashery section is to be quite frank crap these days and has been for quite a while...Shame as it used to be rather good...The other shop doesn't sell suit material :o( I still have some time to find some as we make a twall (sp) first...Twall being the mock up in calico where you make any adjustments needed to fit like a glove.

Garath was 19 last week (gulp) I bought him some fcuk jeans and a hoodie that were so vastly reduced in a store closing sale they cost less than original price of the hoodie LOL...Otherwise there is no way i would have paid just under £100 for one pair of jeans...BTW i didn't pay near that for what i bought either :o) ...Had some sad news on thurs as one of my aunties has passed away :o( The funeral is on tues but i don't know if i will get to it yet...She was 80 so had had a long life but it's still sad.

Went along to a craft fair today with one of my friends but it was a bit rubbish...Put it this way we didn't buy anything and we must have been in the hall 10 mins max...We weren't the only ones who didn't stay long either...Shame for the 2 stalls that did have lovely stuff for sale...But then again am sure there are plenty people who wouldn't like my stuff...Then again most of the people who had stalls at the last one by this group weren't there today...I haven't got my cupboard on the stairs gutted yet but aim to do so soon.

I went to the gig, The Kaiser Chiefs, that Garath bought me a ticket for as my christmas pressie from him...I didn't care that i was on my own and i threw caution to the wind and went right down the front where everyone was being squashed :o) Got some cracking pics of the group :o)

Mikey has applied to do an introductory course to I.T. at the college...He has some information session thing tomorrow morning about it...Fingers crossed he gets into it as i don't know if i can go through another year of him doing the SEN course where he is getting bullied and the college do sod all about it.

Anyways i promise to try and not leave so long next time...Some pics below

Toodle pip tc xx

This looks really dark but it's not...The freshwater pearls are called peacock and are a grey colour...The swarovski crystals are heliotrope and a dark blue with special coating on them...I really like this set as i like the colours with the silver and i assure you it is much paler in reality.

Round freshwater pearls in natural cream colour with peridot coloured swarovski crystals

I like the chain i used on this one...The swarovski crystals are white opal...The round silver beads are corrugated and it makes a change from being plain