Archive for April, 2011

Bloody Boots

Yes you – Boots – I’m talking about you!!! You naughty buggers!

Ordered next day Saturday delivery on my new pretty hair straighteners and did they turn up? Did they arse!

I have put in my complaint and am waiting for your feedback.

That is all

A Good Week Gone Bad :(

Well, what a shitter! This week I was supposed to be doing my EFR and Rescue Diver courses. Monday started off well with an intensive day of EFR (Emergency First Response) – All went well and I got a near perfect score on my exam (go me!) Tuesday started with yet another intensive day of learning on the Rescue Diver course – this day was filled with theory lessons and discussions – I was having a brilliant time, and although nervous about the days ahead, I was super excited. It was also the day my dear friend Terri bought her car and my closest friend from home revealed a massive secret!

This is where I should have been – in the nice water :(
Scuba Diving

Then it all went wrong!

I was coming down the stairs when something didn’t go right and I heard an almighty crunch, followed by excruciating pain (so painful I found myself unable to swear, and cried!) Next thing I know I’m on the sofa shivering violently and feeling like someone just shot me in the foot. Given my recent EFR training I was able to keep myself warm to control the shivers, raise my foot up high and knew to call for help.

Bring on the rescuers!

A little while later, fresh from Zumba, Terri and Martyn came to my rescue, took one look at me and ushered me into the car and off to a and e! At this point I sobbed (that’s how much it hurt!) 3 hours later, 5 xrays, solpadol, a pink pill and some morphine in a syringe that I had to drink and I was finally home.

I have basically chipped a bone in my foot, and have been given some sexy crutches and told to stay off my foot for a while as it heals! Nice

So, no diving! But luckily the guys at in deep are super nice and postponed my course for me! Thanks to Sean, Pete and Kirsten!

Huge thanks to Martyn and Terri for coming to my aid!

Big thanks to everyone for the get well soon messages and the texts checking if I am alive!


Mrs Cupcake Made My Day

There is nothing better than a surprise box in the post. Add cupcakes into that and you just made my year! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like cupcakes and if you do know someone, trust me – they’d be turned into a lover with these! The lovely Gem wanted to test the sending of her delicious cupcakes to someone and thankfully, she picked me! Hurrah! They turned up in amazing condition, still moist and spongey and incredible. You could smell them through the box and I knew something good was about to happen.
I always think it’s important with any food that it tastes as good as it looks. These cupcakes if possible exceed that – not only do they look stunning, but they taste even better! I can’t sing the praises of Mrs Cupcake any higher, you seriously need to order some! – have a look at the amazing cakes on there and get treating yourself today! She does all sorts including wedding cupcakes,birthday cupcakes,chocolate cupcakes,corporate cupcakes,childrens cupcakes, and much much more!

Ooh a big box!

Ooh what is it?
Mrs Cupcake
Ooh a pretty box with a ribbon!
Mrs Cupcake
Nom Nom Nom!
Mrs Cupcake

Vulcania – The Volcano Amusement Park!

Yes Yes, I know – weird blog title! My lovely Mum recently sent me this website to look at – with the promise of a trip there next year. Next year is officially toooooo far away!

So what is Vulcania?

In 1992, the Auvergne Regional Council decided to launch a science park and a museum of volcanism and implement it in the heart of the Puys in the territory of the Regional Park (former military area of 57 ha). (Google translation at it’s best)

Basically it’s a theme park – about VOLCANOES!!! Amazing!

My idols growing up, and to now were a lovely couple called Maurice and Katia Krafft, who perished whilst doing they job they loved. They were vulcanologists who took that extra step in education and started making films about volcanoes. In fact, much of the footage you still see today was filmed by this daring pair. They took science to the developing countries, warning those who lived near volcanoes not only of the dangers, but of the magnificent beauty. They taught them what to do should a volcano erupt and much much more. Dedicated to volcanoes and with a passion for life, they inspired me along with many others to educate.

It’s 20 years since they passed away on the slopes of a volcano, on the June 3rd 1991 at 3:18 pm they died, swept away by a pyroclastic flow on Mount Unzen, on the island of Kyushu, Japan. To celebrate their life and what they did for volcanologists, Vulcania have opened an exhibition in their honour!

Personally I cannot wait to go, and for the rest of you geology geeks out there, you can thank Mother Swift for digging this one out!


I Love My Daddy

That’s all I wanted to say