Friday, 28 October 2011

Big Song Friday...





Have a fab Friday!
( if anyone is like me and loves James McAvoy... well actually he is my film husband, and also likes Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner being my music husband, they are on the lovely Graham Norton show tonight for an hour of fabness :)
Have an ace weekend!


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

A Sky Full Of Kindness


I got to meet one of my hero's on Saturday, Rob Ryan, at his book signing at YSP
and what did I say?...
"have you got finger cramp yet?"....(!!!why??)

( it's like when I met Frank Bruno and he was eating a banana and I said, "Oh, I like bananas" (!!why??) Not that Frank Bruno is a hero of mine and I aspire to be a boxer or a pantomime Dame for that matter, in fact nothing like Rob Ryan at all, I'm waffling again... I'll get my coat...)

So, the wonderful Rob Ryan was signing his new book 'A sky full of Kindness' at the Yorkshire Sculpture park on Saturday, and some friends and I went down to get some books signed. It was such a beautiful day the sun was shining and all the kids were running around having the best time while I Queued up. 


I wanted to get the book signed for my Skyla as she is my little Sky full of kindness ( she's been so kind while I've been wiped out with the chemo, all the kids have, but Sky is naturally nurturing and caring I think she'd make a wonderful nurse, although at the minute she wants to be a travelling artist singer guitar playing street dancing chef) 


 I want the book as a special Christmas gift keep sake for Sky, which is extra special now.
( I took your advice on going bolder with the head scarves... although this is as bold as it gets, don't want to look like Carmen Miranda... although she was very beautiful... waffling....)

Lil and her friend got a couple of books signed for me too ( she was in cool teenager mode which has hit big time since starting high school, while her other friends took my camera and played paparazzi )


I purposely haven't read the book yet, which has been ridiculously hard! 
I want to read it with Sky first, together, so she remembers reading it with mum and we can study all the detail together. I think that will make it even more special, so the books been put away in my Christmas pressy drawer.

But.... 
I've had a quick flick through and it's so so beautiful, you must get a copy, just an amazing talent and the passion comes through every page. I've always been a big fan (some old bits n blog bobs) 
See more of Rob Ryan's work on Robs website, shop, etsy and blog. 

It's the perfect Christmas pressy! I've had so many lovely things bought for me by Rob Ryan whilst going through treatment, each ones sentiment has been very  uplifting. One lovely friend who works at YSP left me one of Rob Ryan's umbrella's on the door handle for me! ... to keep my little bare head dry!! 

and it does wonderfully!
I'm such a lucky lady!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

sing a song!





I've been doing a bit of sewing whilst on wipe out week!

Guess what, I'm half way through though my chemo! can you believe it, Cycle 3 of 6 cycles!... only 3 left, yes! half way! fan-blooming-tastic, that's something to sing about!

This ones been a bit tougher, but my rubber bits are bouncing back now and my energy is creeping back! Thank goodness, it's just so hard laying there while family life busies around you, I just feel so useless!

To keep me smiling my mum gave me the full 3 series of Gavin and Stacey to watch, I missed ever watching it when it came out so it was all new to me, which is fab when you've the whole thing in front of you and don't have to wait till the next week to see what happens.
So I've been laughing my way through it all,
James Corden and Ruth Jones are just brilliant writers!...


Sing a song!:)