Wednesday, 31 December 2008


There's been an icy fog hanging over Bath for the past 2 days. You know it's cold when you can actually see it!

Tuesday, 30 December 2008


Waiting at the bus stop and freezing our arses off!!! Wes had no hat and God took his natural one away. I told him he must have done something naughty! Ha!

Sunday, 28 December 2008


Boats at twilight while we're waiting to leave Crosshaven.

Saturday, 27 December 2008


Crosshaven harbour. It's the home of the oldest yacht club in the world.

Friday, 26 December 2008


I rarely cheat, but I couldn't decide which picture to use for today. We went for a walk to Myrtleville beach. The first picture is the house where Wes grew up. They moved when he was 18. I like the color! The second one is Myrtleville. It was freakin' freezin'!!!

Thursday, 25 December 2008


Christmas madness! How many cell phones do you see in this picture?? Dean is tickling Wes with Mr. Tickles. Everyone needs a tickle! Santa brought Dean 'millions' for Christmas. He even sent something from 'Merica'! He's excited to come to 'Merica' and go to the zoo and the 'quarium'.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008


There is a Romanian woman on the other side of this gentleman. She was running this creepy Christmas display on a street in Cork. The dolls were kicking ferociously to some music.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008


Trying to get a picture of the crazy Christmas crowds on Henry Street in Dublin. The 'Stiletto in the Ghetto' almost ruined it!

Monday, 22 December 2008


So much cookie baking and getting ready for Christmas has made me exhausted. I was so happy to see this at the end of the day!

Sunday, 21 December 2008


More cookies!!! It's not Christmas without these!

Saturday, 20 December 2008


When my sister gave me this sugar cookie (or as they call them, 'fat cookie') recipe she said, 'It makes a huge amount!'. Uh, no kidding! The batter bowl was filled to the top! I thought my hand mixer was going to crap out! I'm determined to bring a Christmas treat into the office that isn't a mince pie.

Friday, 19 December 2008


Ahh the work Christmas do! Dylan is showing off his jaunty silk tie. This is after he combed his hair with a fork. Apparently that's how they do it in the West Country. See the guy behind him? We think he might have been a pimp. Seriously.

Thursday, 18 December 2008


Oh the guilt! They have to be locked in the kitchen when my housemate works a late shift. Obie has a nasty habit of banging on doors. They'll come up to the door and stare at me when I'm leaving for work.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008


This picture is the result of a conversation I had a couple of days ago, but I can't get it out of my mind. A couple of my friends are from Cyprus and I was over at their house the other night. They don't very often ask me things about America, but he asked if we actually have the little white boxes for our Chinese food like they have in the movies. I've never been asked that one before! Chinese food here comes in plastic containers. When I told him yes he thought that was the coolest thing. And you know what, I think he's right!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008


This picture disturbs me so much. I came around to chat to a work colleague and this was on the desk behind him, standing up just like this. I'm hoping the person bought it as a gift for someone, but honestly I can't be too sure! There's a huge poster inside of it too. *shudder*

Monday, 15 December 2008


She was using the remote as her little pillow! So cute!

Sunday, 14 December 2008


Used my new ear plugs at the pool today. They don't work. >:-(

Saturday, 13 December 2008


I passed this today in town. I've never noticed it before and I've walked down that street a hundred times. It was in a weird place and the plaque said it had been re-erected in the 1970s in honor of the Bath Technical College.

Friday, 12 December 2008


Here's Little Kitty observing the Christmas tree. We both miss our own decorations currently in storage. :-(

Thursday, 11 December 2008

244/365 - Entryways

This is an old boot scraper next to a door in Bristol. I pass it when I leave the bus station. It tickles me because you probably have to go about 2 miles to get enough mud on your boot that would require a scraper. So much of Bristol was rebuilt after the war that it's nice when you see things like this.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


This is what it looked like when I was leaving the house at 7:15 to get the bus. This is also what it looked like when I left the office at 4:30 this afternoon. The English try to tell you it's bearable because you get long summers where it stays bright until 10pm and it all equals out. This doesn't mesh in my eyes. I'd rather have days of average length all year round!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


Clearly I was at a loss for a picture today. My work mates suggested I take a picture of Sam's little collection he has going on his desk. His girlfriend brings him stuff back from work fairs, so besides Stampy and Stapley (who isn't as mean as his eyes let on), you'll find an array of stress relievers and a calculator that flips itself open with one touch of the button. Oh, and the paper clip holder that looks like a faucet. That one is my favorite!

Monday, 8 December 2008


Danger! Danger! I gave in to the weakness today. This is bad because these M&Ms are earmarked for some Christmas goodies. I can't afford to eat them all now!

Sunday, 7 December 2008


It's cold outside! Or so I presume since I haven't been out. This frost stuck around all day.

Saturday, 6 December 2008


I hate street performers like this. They totally creep me out.

Friday, 5 December 2008


Raul was a total Scrooge when some of the girls at work were decorating the office for Christmas. So we decorated his desk for him while he was at lunch. Here he is talking on his freshly tinseled phone.

Thursday, 4 December 2008


Trying (but failing) to be artsy with the fairy lights in Kingsmead Square. I also failed on the theme of the week which was 'color'.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


I was getting something off the printer at work and I saw this. I thought it was hilarious! Can you tell I work at a government agency??

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


Started thinking about this kind of stuff today.

Monday, 1 December 2008


I wore my new purple shoes today! :-) I'm on a mission now to find wedding shoes with a kitten heel like these. They are soooo comfy!