Chief tickler :)

Wardi presents guestblogger

Flower made me a lovely badge for my new job as chief tickler here at :)

Friday, September 30, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:57 PM

Weekend in Denmark

We're off to Denmark for the weekend. To celebrate my grandad's 90th birthday!

And to go to Danish shops where they sell Danish things and such. ;-)

Have a great weekend!

posted by Wardi @ 2:23 PM

Radio Ga-Ga

One of the Danish TV stations just changed the appearance of their front page. Much to the chagrin of the users. And really, it does look like shite. Strange greyish-brown and sickly yellow... Shame on them!

Anyway, one good thing came of the redesign; the net-radio section has a much more prominent position now, and that made me realise (shows exactly how clever I am, right?) that I can listen to Danish radio over the internet.

Which is really nice, cause I miss listening to Danish stuff. And I miss watching (some) Danish telly... In fact, I've got my parents to tape some stuff for me that I can watch when I get back home... :-)

So, should you wish to listen to the station I listen to, click here and select P3 from the Netradio panel.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 12:03 PM

500 points are hereby awarded to T!

Wardi presents guestblogger

The title says it all, but to go into further detail: I, Kudos, being of sound mind and vision, hereby award T 500 points for the excellent style and grace (and distinct lack of effort on his part, i mean he could have helped with a button at least)with which he got Flower to get her boobies out.

Well done T :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 10:21 PM

I'm easy!

Recent conversation with T:

T: Will you take the baps out [of the freezer]??
Wardi: Ok.
T: Will you take your baps out??
Wardi: Ok. *baps outage taking occurs*
Wardi: I'm too easy.
T: Yes. ...that's why I love you.
Wardi: You love me because I'm easy?!!
T: Yes.

Do you see what lenghts of self-ridicule I'll go to to make you laugh??

*This is funny (or something) because baps sounds like the Danish word for boobs.
**For non-English people it is worth noting that baps are buns/rolls/bread that you use for making hamburgers.

posted by Wardi @ 10:04 PM

Where can I find ticklish escorts?

I don't know, but you sure as hell wont find it on this weblog!!

I would actually like to know if the person searching for that gets off on that! WTF??

I love my stats... they're always good for a hearty laugh.

posted by Wardi @ 9:24 PM

Abandoned for the love of a sofa...

Wardi presents guestblogger

She left me...

Abandoned!! I'm here all alone... Flowers gone, she's gone off to sit on her brand new big red sofa...

Bloody sofa :(

Monday, September 26, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 9:37 PM

Loving the sofa

Originally uploaded by wardi.
Tonight we FINALLY got out new sofa. And we're already loving it loads!

It's big and soft and wine red. But the very best thing about it is that it doesn't stick to you when you sit on it. Because that's what the leather sofa (that we borrowed from T's parents) does.

And the one we had borrowed, was just big enough for the both of us to sit on it, the new one is big enough for me to stretch to ny full length. Which, granted, isn't a lot, but still!!

posted by Wardi @ 8:59 PM

Brain jam

Wardi presents guestblogger

Greetings Bloglanders

Do you ever have one of those days when you have a lot to write but it dosen't seem to want to come out?? When it's all jumbled up in your head like brain jam??

That's today :(

Eventually i hope to write something interesting here... it will WOW you all with it's insight and appreciation for what ever the subject turns out to be and you will comment in your twos or threes of your undying support for all things you read here...

Hey, i got an idea....How about you all think of something you really want to talk about and then you make up a really good conversation to pretend we had ;)

See, this is what i started writing when nothing wanted to come out and i thought, actually, i quite like it.. so i'm sharing it with you good people :)

Sunday, September 25, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 9:12 PM

Revenge of the Pink!

I like pink. I like pink a lot. Not because I'm a girlie girl in particular, but because I think it's a fabulous shiny happy colour.

Now, T has previously scoffed at the very idea of wearing anything pink; it isn't very manly. Or so he says!

I must strongly disagree, though!! I think a man who is confident enough to wear pink is very attractive.

So...a couple of weeks ago he actually bought a t-shirt which is pale pink, but pink nonetheless!! And I didn't even twist his arm to get him to buy it! In fact, he spotted it himself!

And yesterday he bought a pink shirt. That he is going to wear for work!!

When he sees this post he will realise that these aren't purchases to be regretted, as I, his girlfriend, find him wearing pink very sexy. Grrrr! ;-)

posted by Wardi @ 8:53 PM

Eclectica vinculorum

The Sea Heart Ship project. 'Captain Rob' is using 15,000,000 recycled and imperfect OLA ice cream sticks to construct a 15 meter (50 feet) long, hand-made authentic replica Viking ship.

Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet). Make those google searches even more effective!

And somewhat related: Speegle Speak Perfect Web Search. It will read your search results to you and you can even choose between different voices!

Sand Storm in Iraq: April 26, 2005. Some really really amazing photos of a sandstorm in Iraq. Oh and they were taken on my birthday. ;-)

Some really beautiful photos of nature.

popexperiment. Some interesting art featured here!

These watercolours are absolutely amazing. Especially the Sanibel one.

Bunny suicides
. These drawings are just fabulously cruel and funny. If you have a soft spot for bunnies, this might not be for you.

Kaleidoscope Painter. A bit of fun, that requires no more than you moving your mouse about in a very small area. And it looks pretty... Kinda. Now you can write messages in blood, but without spilling a drop of your own.

Divert your course
. Ha!!!

Programming language inventor or serial killer? Can you tell a coder from a cannibal??

posted by Wardi @ 7:10 PM

Tapping cans

I was just opening a can of coke and I want to know if other people do this too: before opening the can, do you tap the top??

It seems an odd thing to do, doesn't it?? I've always done it; and T does it too, and he doesn't know why either!!!

Same with drinking a soft drink from a bottle, before taking the first sip, I always blow into the bottle. And I have no idea why!! I only ever met one person who did that too...

Friday, September 23, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:03 PM


I bought some really fabulous brush pens over the internet, and today they arrived and they are as good as I thought they would be and I can't praise them enough!!

Wondering what a brush pen is?? Well, they are brushes, but the shaft/handle is hollow so you can fill it with water (or ink or whatever you might see fit to use), so you don't need to have a cup or something to hold the water you want to use with your watercolours.

Anyway, this is what they look like, and at the bottom is a quick watercolour I made of some dying flowers to try 'em out. Oh and the packaging for the brushes is really neat too. In sort of aqua colours and with a load of Japanese writing on it that I don't understand, but looks very pretty.

Aquash brush pen

Aquash brush pens

Vase with dead flowers

posted by Wardi @ 7:51 PM


I stumbled upon this show, United States of Reza on UKTV. I've seen the host in some other programme, and oh-my-god could you be more camp than him?? "Gorgeous darrrling!"

It is SO funny to watch!

Thursday, September 22, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 12:54 PM

The Joy of Google.

Wardi presents guestblogger

Howdy Bloggers.

This is one for the Star Wars fans out there...

(Hmmm, my last entry was to show off my Yoda keyring... can we see a tiny teeny pattern forming here??)

Today i was looking for interesting new things to put on my wonderful, brand spanking new mobile phone, i really really wanted a little picture of an Episode 3 clone trooper
(i think they are the coolest)
to be my little screen saver.

And, as sometimes happens while i was Googling away to find my little clone trooper picture, i discovered something i wasn't looking for but something i'm glad i found, i came across this very funny parody of Revenge of the Sith.

It makes jokes of all the things you all thought after watching ROTS a few times, like:

The thing that powers the shield is
on the outside of the ship?


How pathetic is it that the most
well-acted scene between us is the
one in which we are in separate
buildings and have no lines?

I laughed out loud, it really is quite good, read and enjoy.

To love Star Wars is to sometimes take the piss out of it :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 9:54 PM

4th of the day! And it's about quilting of all things...

Many moons ago I made a quilt of old scraps of fabric. I was really proud of the result, which wasn't too crooked and it covered my bed for years. I've lost it now, though. Many years ago, in fact. It was a lengthy process, cutting all the squares, pinning them together, stitching it, and finally sewing (sowing??) it all together.

Especially because I'm not exactly a dab hand with a sowing (sewing??) machine. My mum can attest to that. She's usually at the receiving end of my frustration!! Sorry mum!

But despite the obstacles of quilting, I'm really fascinated by it. I like the crafty part of it and the end results are usually quite spectacular. So. I'm considering starting to quilt. Maybe. Problem is that I'll probably need a sowing (sewing??) machine, but I don't have one.

So I don't know. I imagine sitting in front of the telly doing quilting instead of sitting there with idle hands.

Gone crazy, that's what I have. Just plain crazy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 4:11 PM

Living with the English (part four)

I'm trying to get a bank account here in England, and that is turning out to be quite difficult!

As I have no banking record in England, they need a utility bill in my name, as proof of address. But at the moment all our utility bills are all in T's name.

I've been to HSBC 3 times now and the first time I was told that, since I'm coming from abroad and have transferred my benefit claim to here, I would just need my passport as proff of ID, one of the utility bills and the papers from the JobCentre plus my papers from Denmark.

The second time I went there, they told me that I had to have a utility bill in my name, or..I forget what it was, anyway.

Today I was told that if I bring a letter of introduction from T and also a letter about council tax, as proof of address, then they could take me on.

Not even the fact that I had 3 benefit checks was enough to sway them. Sheesh, this is so ridiculous!

And don't even get me started on how difficult it was to get those checks! Which money was actually supposed to go into T's account, because I gave them that acc. number when I signed on to the JobCentre - but they sent me checks nevertheless!! Bloody idiots!!

posted by Wardi @ 1:33 PM

Bad Day

Nay, this isn't about the REM somg of that name, neither have I had a bad day... I simply saw the music video for the song Bad Day by Daniel Powter. I really like that song and the video is really nice too. The song is kinda sad and the video makes you think happy things... And T likes it too, so this post is for him. :-)

Where is the moment we needed the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
They tell me your blue skies fade to grey
They tell me your passion's gone away
And I don't need no carryin' on

You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You're faking a smile with the coffee to go
You tell me your life's been way off line
You're falling to pieces everytime
And I don't need no carryin' on

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Well you need a blue sky holiday
The point is they laugh at what you say
And I don't need no carryin' on

You had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day

(Oh.. Holiday..)

Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well oh that strong
And I'm not wrong

So where is the passion when you need it the most
Oh you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

Cause you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
You've seen what you like
And how does it feel for one more time
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Had a bad day
Had a bad day
Had a bad day
Had a bad day
Had a bad day

posted by Wardi @ 1:05 PM

Living with the English (part three)

If your only knowledge, of the English, was from watching the commercials on telly, then you'd be likely to think that they were all deeply in debt, cause A LOT of the commercials are either about getting a loan, or getting rid of debt!

Soemtimes it seems that those are the only commercials on telly! Along with commercials for car insurance. And what's really interesting about thos is that they all seem to claim that they will insure you even if you've been turned down by other companies. Now, if they're all saying that, how come there would people that are turned down?? It doesn't make any sense!

And why is the Post Office's logo/mascot a red ant?? That puzzles me to no end!

posted by Wardi @ 11:11 AM

Wardi does The Interpreter

We watched The Interpreter the other night. And I liked it. Much to my surprise as I do not in any way like the stick that goes under the name of Nicole Kidman. Urgh.

Anyway, the film is interesting, touches on some interesting points, and touches is the key, I'd like to have seen it go into more depth with some of the things, especially more of the issues of what is going on in Africa. But of course, you cannot have every thing.

I found it particularly disturbing how at the beginning, there were some kids playing with a home made football in a deserted stadium, and moments later, one of those boys (10-12 years old??) shoots the brother of Kidman's character right in the face.

A very accomplished Danish actor, Jesper Christensen, plays one of the major parts (I have no doubt that he was "discovered" by Hollywood because of his role in this film). Funny how they find a Dane to play what is essentially a white (South)African - couldn't they find any Dutch or German actors?? ;-)

Danish actor aside, I thought the film worked well. I think I may have thought it was a kind of action film, but I was pleasantly surprised that it isn't. There's one bus that gets blown up, but that's about it.

One thing I particularly liked, was that at the start of the film, Kidman's character hears a whisper which sets the whole of the film going. And at the end, she has a man reading this:
The gunfire around us makes it hard to hear; but the human voice is different from other sounds. It can be heard over noises that bury everything else, even when it's not shouting, even when it's just a whisper. Even the lowest whisper can be heard over armies when it's telling the truth.
The 'whisper' ties in nicely with the opening.

Sean Penn, as usual, is excellent.

And that's about it. Liked the film, would happily recommend it to anyone.

Monday, September 19, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 7:55 PM

Yoda Keyring.

Wardi presents guestblogger

Hello people :)

I took my lady friend Sam shopping on Saturday, to Afflecks Palace in Manchester which is a four storey shopping centre which houses all sorts of odd and bizarre little shops, Sam honestly didn't know where to start, she looked around with this look of glee on her face, you could see her thoughts *Strange clothes shops, odd jewellery, where to start, where to start* it was very amusing!!

Anyway in one of these shops i found my new Yoda Keyring it was hanging there on a little rack all alone,looking all sad and discarded and i had to buy him. Go look at how cute he is!!

By the way, i was having trouble getting the correct spelling of bizarre, it's one of those words that never looks quite right, so i looked it up to be sure.

This is the definition i found: Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance which i'm sure you'll agree is a pretty good one :)

P.S. Sam bought the keyring for me!! She'll hit me if i don't mention that ;)

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 5:43 PM

Autumn is coming

This was supposed to be about how the season is changing and it's cold in the mornings and the evenings and it's dark earlier in the evenings and soon will be dark when we wake up, but really, that would just be stating the fact of LIFE!! So it would be quite boring to read about that, non??

So where does that leave this post?? It could tell you that we're having a roast dinner tonight, complete with Yorkshires and peas.. but that's kinda boring too...

Anyway, what's your favourite Post-It colour?? Plain yellow, heavenly blue or a frisky fuchsia perhaps??

Saturday, September 17, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 5:19 PM

Wardi recommends a book and asks for your help

I don't suppose anyone reading this might know where I can get a hold of English translations of the "Coq Rouge" book series by Jan Guillou?? Well, if you ever stumble upon such information, please give me a shout. Ta.

And speaking of books, I'd like to recommend another book: Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow.

It is 42 AD, and Centurion Lucius Cornelius Macro is based in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the entire Roman army. Battle-scarred and fearless, Macro is prepared to lead his men against any foe, but even he is shocked to discover that the army’s next campaign will take them to a land of unparalleled barbarity – Britain.

Quintus Licinius Cato is a new recruit, and the regulars are disgusted when he is appointed second-in-command to Macro because of his connections to the imperial court in Rome; Cato will have more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead. Even the fair-minded Macro can’t see how the fresh-faced boy could ever become a hardened legionary.

Now, that only tells you what it's about and that's vital information for any book recommendation. But what's it like then??

Well, seeing as I'm recommending it, it's a fair shot that it's worth reading. And it is. Because it has interesting characters, the pace is fairly quick and all the while you do learn a bit about the Romans at that time.

And in my book that's always a good thing. Cause I'm a sucker for all things Roman. I read another Roman period book, about Caesar, recently and it's made me think that maybe I should read Caesar's own account of his time in Gaul, Bellum Gallicum. And if I read it in the original language, I'd be practicing my Latin as well. Cause Caesar was a good writer and so the Latin is fairly easy because it's so correct.

But I digres, Under the Eagle is the first in a series of books (and I can't wait to get stuck in with the next ones!) and so it is really only letting you get to know the characters and setting the stage for the rest of the series. At the end of it, the Second Legion has only just survived its first battle with the natives of Britain. I guess this is another appeal of it, that it takes place in England - a way to get to know a bit more about this country's history, even if it is in a fictitious form.

Anyway, this was only meant to be a very short post, but there you go.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:09 PM

Illustration Friday - Depth

Illustration Friday - Depth
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I struggled with this one; I wanted to avoid doing something with water, cause that seemed the obvious thing to do. So.

A canyon kind of thing... We've been watching the Indiana Jones boxset over the last few weeks - maybe I'm inspired by the Temple of Doom, who knows??

The original drawing is made with Caran d'Ache Neocolor 1 Wax Oil (which I actually love to use, but seem to ignore too much of the time). But I wasn't entirely happy with it, so I played around with it in Photoshop to give it some more...edge. One might even go so far as to say: a bit more depth.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:47 PM

Today is my sister's first birthday as a married woman

Happy Birthday

And this is the card I've made and sent to her. Along with this painting. And she damn well better be happy with that, cause I really like it myself! ;-)

Also, she gets this Flickr set; the gift that keeps giving. ;-D

posted by Wardi @ 11:31 AM

Dark in the mornings...

Wardi presents guestblogger

Hello The Blogiverse.

It's started...

I had to turn the lights on on my car on my drive to work this morning...
I hate that, pretty soon it'll be dark on the way to work and dark on the way home...

I find it so depressing when that happens, the only sunlight i see is through the window...

Ah well, soon be summer again... :)

Monday, September 12, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 8:36 PM

Hustle 'n' Bustle

You know, I don't think I'm cut out for big city life. Being in London this morning was very stressfull. Too many people, and they're all on the go!

And it's so noisy, and dirty too!!

Sure, there's all the stuff you can do there, theatres and shops and just people watching, but honestly, I'd rather do without all that if it means not having to bother with all the hustle and bustle of getting to it!

Anyway, that job related thing I went to London for - I don't think it's my kinda thing. I'd need to do a course with some people, which would give me some Microsoft certificates. And although it sounds good, I doubt it'd be something I'd be happy doing. Especially if it means trekking in to the centre of London everyday... We'll see...

posted by Wardi @ 2:39 PM

Ashes and Prom

T seems rapt with the cricket these days. Personally I must say that I find it immensely boring. It appears that cricket was only invented so people could pretend to partake in sports, yet the real purpose is to have as many tea breaks as possible.

And what's with the funny cardigan type garment???

Also, I would like to take this moment to slightly ridicule the love of my life: he is so interested in this socalled sport, but is virtually unable to explain the rules to me!

Anyway, last night I watched the last bit of the Last Night of the Proms. And that is another quintessential English/British thing that seems so odd to me. Anyone care to explain the attraction to me??

Sunday, September 11, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:00 PM


Tomorrow I'm going into to London and... although I try to tell myself that there's nothing to worry about, I can't help but feel a bit anxious about going on the tube.

Before I moved to England, I had a conversation with my friend Sara, who is just moved here, and we agreed that those bombings have got nothing to do with us, they happened almost in a parallel universe, so nothing will happen to us.

But there you go, there is a fear there, although I guess there's only a slim risk of anything happening...

Anyway, I'm going to London on job-related business, so wish me luck! On both accounts, eh...

posted by Wardi @ 8:51 PM

Which OS are you??

You are Palm OS. Punctual, straightforward and very useful.  Your mother wants you to do more with your life like your cousin Wince, but you're happy with who you are.
Which OS are You?

Apart from not having a cousin Wince, it seems to be pretty much bang on. How about that...

Friday, September 09, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:00 AM

Look out!!

Last night I drove for the first time since being in England! :-o

I drove all the way from the gym and home. It's not too far, but there are still like 10 roundabouts!! But although I was fearing the roundabouts, they weren't so bad, but then, they were only SMALL roundabouts!

I think the worst thing was being used to changing the gears (and doing virtually everything else) with my right hand, now it was idle and that was odd. Almost like it had been amputated!

And I kept looking up and to the right, to see what was behind me - but of course the mirror is on the left side too!

Also, getting used to the fact that the car "extends" to my left and not to my right is probably going to take some time getting used to....

Thursday, September 08, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:16 AM

Copic Sketch Markers

Today I received my Copic markers in the post. Ever since I tried them first, last fall, I've been coveting them. But they are really expensive, so they weren't a priority. I suppose they shouldn't be now either, but hey. Anyway, I found a place that has the Sketch Markers at a reasonable price and they don't charge you for P&P if you buy for over £10.

So now I have them in black and 2 greys. They are also available in all these lovely colours.

The reason Copics are so fantastic, is that when you use them, the colours merge together, so you can't tell where one stroke meets the other. It's almost like painting, except it's not!

Copic Sketch Marker

Copic Sketch colour chart

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:04 PM

Illustration Friday - Roots

Illustration Friday - Roots
Originally uploaded by wardi.
This has sort of a dawn feeling to it.

Roots. My roots are in Denmark.

I think when you move away from your native country, it dawns upon you how rooted you are in its culture and how much you take that for granted.

Drawing is made by hand with pencil and Copic sketch markers, then I played around with it in Photoshop.

posted by Wardi @ 9:56 PM

My wall mount thingy...

Wardi presents guestblogger

Hello Bloggers :)

Not wanting to be repetative, but here's another Star Wars related entry...

And Flower, before you cover your eyes, don't worry, this one won't have any mention of the EU ;)

A few years ago i wanted to have something Star Wars related on the wall, but my GF at the time wasn't impressed, so i asked her "What if i make it nice and tactful?"
She didn't look happy, but she let me go play anyway, now, i didn't want just a poster, so i came up with this lovely wall hang with postcards from all the films, in actual fact only 4 films were out at the time, but i thought i can add a new postcard with each film...

The GF liked my efforts, so up it went on the wall and i waited for the new films so my work of art could be completed....

And now after 4 years it is finally finished...

*Drum roll please*
Ladies and gentlmen i give you my Star Wars wall mount!!


Took me bloody ages to find the ROTS postcard, for a whil i thought they wouldn't release one, i thought they were spoiling my plans!!

posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 7:01 PM

Expanded Universe...

Wardi presents guestblogger

Howdy Bloglanders.

As anybody who comes here knows the boss and I are both very big Star Wars fans.

Now, I love the SW expanded universe books, I started with the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn which was and still is, in my opinion, one of the best SW trilogies ever written and since reading them I haven't looked back...

Until the New Jedi Order series started, I bought the first book in which Chewie dies(Shock!! Horror!!!)

But my heart wasn't in it, I just started to think isn't it about time these guys got a bit quiet time?? All they ever did was fly around saving the universe again and again..

Anyhow, over time I started to miss my Literary SW fix and with a bit of research I narrowed down the best of the NJO books and just read a selected few, which on the whole weren't bad, I still think our brave hereos really need a week off but i enjoyed the stories and all the new characters that have been slowly introduced over the years.

Earlier this week I bought the latest paper back Star Wars novel "The Joiner King" this is a new trilogy of novels and it is set 35 years after ANH. 35 years!!
Even on the front cover Han is looking kinda old and haggered!!

Come on Lucas, it's time to give 'em a rest, at least for a while, the number of books is getting out of hand, our heros are starting to get old and just look at that timeline chart, how many disasters a year can they take???
I think that very one of them has earned at least a week off from saving the universe...

Just look at Han on the cover of that book... he looks knacked bless him
Buy him a warm blanket and give him a nice cup of tea!

*by the way if there are any none SW people out there ANH means "A New Hope" the film you all know and love as Star Wars :)*

Monday, September 05, 2005 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 6:48 PM

Potato Head

Originally uploaded by wardi.
I was preparing some potatoes for dinner last night and look how one of the off-cuts looked like! It's like a little potato fella with a big grin.

Anyway, yesterday we were in Romford to look for an easel for me and some other bits. And lo'! walking into the Hobbycraft store was just like...entering the gates of heaven!! So many creative and crafty things, and I could've just stayed there all day!!

Of course T wouldn't let me do that!

I bought some very lovely paper, meant for origami, but I can't do origami, even if my life depended on it! I can barely make a paper boat, so I'm going to use the paper for birthday cards and the like. The paper is just so pretty!

Sunday, September 04, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:55 PM

The Rebel Billionaire

We've been watching the show on ITV for the past few weeks (we missed the first 2 or 3 episodes...) and it's quite interesting.

Sir Richard Branson tests the mettle of a group of young entrepreneurs on an epic journey around the world, as they re-live some of his own adventures. Those that impress Branson will continue, but each week, one candidate will be left behind as the rest jet off to the next adventure.

Now, I'm usually not one to become interested in reality shows in any way, in fact, I find them rather stupid and tacky. But there's something about this show, that intrigues me; maybe it's the Branson factor. Compared to what I've seen of the Apprentice, I certainly think Branson is a much nicer person than Trump.

And that is nice, seeing people being nice to other people. Even though he's one of the richest and most succesfull people in the world, Branson still has an open mind. He learns something from the contestants in the show; he's not all "I created this empire and you can't teach me anything".

Anyway, I digress. I was going to say how surprised I am at myself because I'm actually following this show, and felt a certain amount of glee when Nicole and Erica were "tarmac'ed". Ha! Which goes to show that I follow this so much that I actually know the names of the contestants!! :-o

posted by Wardi @ 8:29 PM

A recent convert

I never thought I'd join a gym. But as you may remember, I did just that 3 weeks ago. And don't they say that it takes 3 weeks to form a new habit??

And I must admit that, although I don't love it, and doubt I ever will, it does have its qualities.

For one, it makes you more healthy and that is good. But it also puts me in a kind of meditative state of mind. Because the rest of the world somehow ceases to exist in the couple of hours I spend there. All your world consists of is keeping on moving on the threadmill or crosstrainer.

And the best thing is the knowledge that, when coming home from the gym I've REALLY DESERVED that glass of chocolate milk!!

posted by Wardi @ 1:00 AM

Wardi recommends some music

You may remember I talked about the album by Simian, well, today I got it! Actually, I bought it for myself; for only £3!! Don't you just love when you get something you really want AND you get it cheap?? I know I do. ;-)

Anyway, it's a really nice album. I have only listened to it a little bit yet, but it is very promising!

And yesterday I got another album I really wanted, Eye to the Telescope by KT Tunstall. From what I've seen of her, in interviews on telly, she seems like a really nice and funny person.

And she's from Scotland, yay! I don't know if that's what for some reason triggers memories of being in Scotland 2 years ago.

The album is really, really good. I remember a couple of months ago I'd see this video on VH1 or MTV called Black Horse & the Cherry Tree and it was really different, and I couldn't decide whether I liked it or it was just different. But it stuck in my head and I ended up liking it and now I realise that it's on this album.

posted by Wardi @ 12:12 AM


This is inspired by a conversation with Alison. It went something like this:

Wardi: what are you up to?
Wardi: are you back to college?
Alison says:I am not doing much of anything. you? yep. 2nd week of classes.
Wardi:I'm not doing much either.. trying to be a good housewife, but, honestly, who am I trying to kid?? And looking for work too...
Alison says: .... um... well.. I dunno. who are you trying to kid?
how's the search going?
Wardi: lol

So. I'm trying to kid myself, I think. Cause, really, I'm not that much of a housewife. Like the potted plants I insisted we buy, I think they were better taken care of BEFORE I moved overhere.

But I do do the dishes. Every day during the week. And I become grumpy if T suggests that he should do it. It is my job.

There you have it. I confess, I'm not a very good housewife. But can you expect; I am not a WIFE, so nah! ;-b

Thursday, September 01, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:02 PM

Red tulips

Red tulips
Originally uploaded by wardi.
I found this while looking for some other photos and thought I'd share it with the world. Aren't these tulips lovely??

It certainly brightened my day to see them!

posted by Wardi @ 9:50 PM