Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Sam is on his way!

Due to some "interesting" happenings back in Nottingham I am delighted to say that Sam has asked to come and stay with Sharon and I so that he can get away from things.

Monday, 29 January 2007

Happy Birthday Alison

Happy Birthday Alison,

Hope you have a great day.

All our love,
Sharon, Keith, Toby & Zoe

Saturday, 27 January 2007

Barry's Birthday Curry

Tonight the family Ashmore, Braddock, Arnett and Butland all congregated at the Nawab in South Woodham to celebrate Barry's 65th birthday ruby murray style!

Gloria and Barry

Toby, Zach and Tracy

Zoe and Sharon

Sharon and Keith

Friday, 26 January 2007

Here comes the weekend!

Well another weekend is fast approaching and once again it's nearly time to chill out and relax. It's been a whirlwind week and I am glad it's coming to an end. Getting up late(ish), lots of TLC and hugs for Sharon and not doing very much will be my plan.

Sticky Sweet

Just found an old photo of me in glam band Sticky Sweet, enjoy!

L-R: Warren, Mike Stevenz, Kaj, Paul Lewis, KT Glitz

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Happy Birthday Barry/Dad/Grandad

Happy Birthday Barry/Dad/Grandad.

Hope you had a great day and glad you like the present.

All our love
Keith, Sharon, Zoe, Toby, Sophie and Sam


Nuff said methinks, sometimes I can be a real berk!

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Hang in there darling....

Hang in there darling, I hate seeing you so down and feel so helpless and useless when you let things get on top of you. I know that sometimes it all seems so frustrating and that the walls are closing in but we will come out the other side and then we'll look back on things and laugh to ourselves.
Here's a BIG HUG for you xxxxx

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Jamie Oliver Restaurant Launch Party

What a fantastic evening!
The food was absolutely delicious. Well done to Jamie Oliver for having the dedication to get another of his Fifteen Foundation ventures off the ground. Good luck to Aaron and Nicci with running things, I am sure you'll make a great success of it and be a credit to Jamie. The new series "Jamie's Chef" starts on Channel 4 on 31st January and there's a chance that you might catch a glimpse of Sharon and I as there was a TV camera there all night.

Jamie Oliver mingling with the crowd

Aaron making his speech for the TV crew

Jamie's return speech

Nicci getting emotional during her speech

Jamie's dad says a few words

The excitement is building....

...tonight Sharon and I are going to the launch party of Jamie Oliver's new restaurant in Essex. It is part of his Fifteen Foundation project and also forms the basis for his new TV series "Jamie's Chef" which starts on Channel 4 on 31st January. I'll post pictures of the event (and hopefully some of the Naked Chef himself).

Monday, 22 January 2007

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies, my love,
To the dark and the empty skies.

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
And felt your heart beat close to mine
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command, my love
That was there at my command.

And the first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time my love
It would last till the end of time my love

The first time ever I saw your face, your face, your face, your face

- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Ewan McColl)

What a wonderful weekend

Sharon and I have just had the most wonderful anniversary weekend. I met Sharon after work on Friday and we went and had a lovely meal at Pizza Express and then went home and chilled out. Saturday was spent with some retail therapy and then we made the most divine seafood chowder for our evening meal which was just delicious. Sunday was time for a lie in and then we had lunch at The Ferryboat Inn, as it was a place where we ate the first weekend that we spent together, and then we had a mooch around the antique shops in Battlesbridge before returning home and snuggling on the sofa. It was much needed time to chill out and just enjoy each other and was absolutely fantastic.

Sunday, 21 January 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Today marks one year of Sharon and I being together.
It's been a fantastic time, with some real highs, and some awful lows as well, but together we have forged through it all getting stronger and stronger all the time.
It is amazing that every day my love for Sharon keeps on growing.
You make my life complete and I can't even contemplate the thought of ever being without you. You are truly the most wonderful woman that I have ever met in my life and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my days with you.

Love you forever and ALLways xxx

Friday, 19 January 2007

It's Friday, I'm In Love!

Well here it is, Friday, the end of the week and the start of our anniversary weekend. I feel so unbelievably happy and full of joy and love today. I can't wait to spend time alone with Sharon just looking back on how amazing the last year has been..........

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday i don't care about you
It's Friday i'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday i'm in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate...

I don't care if Monday's black
Tuesday Wednesday heart attack
Thursday never looking back
It's Friday i'm in love

Monday you can hold your head
Tuesday Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday watch the walls instead
It's Friday i'm in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate...

Dressed up to the eyes
It's a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It's such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday I'm in love
- Friday I'm In Love (The Cure)

Thursday, 18 January 2007

Thar she blows....

Well it only takes a small bit of wind and the whole damn country falls apart! Trains were cancelled and massively delayed, the roads were a nightmare.....
OK so I am being a little harsh as the weather was severe but it does amaze me that the UK seems so ill prepared for any change in the climate. It took me over 1.5 hours to get home on a 30 minute journey and poor old Sharon and Claire took 3.25 hours to a 30 minute journey. It was no fun at all and SO tiring.

You are so beautiful...

Just thought I would take a quick time out to say this,
Sharon, you are so beautiful. There is nothing about you that I would change.
You are stunning, gorgeous and sexy and your new hairstyle looks fantastic!

Wednesday, 17 January 2007


Well as our one year anniversary rapidly approaches I rediscovered the wonder Amazed by Lonestar and just couldn't help but shed a tear and think how happy Sharon makes me. This song is so lovely and really reflects how I feel.

Every time our eyes meet
This feeling inside me
Is almost more than I can take
Baby when you touch me
I can feel how much you love me
And it just blows me away
I've never been this close to anyone or anything
I can hear your thoughts
I can see your dreams

I don't know how you do what you do
I'm so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I want to spend the rest of my life
With you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Baby, I'm amazed by you

The smell of your skin
The taste of your kiss
The way you whisper in the dark
Your hair all around me
Baby you surround me
You touch every place in my heart
Oh, it feels like the first time, every time
I want to spend the whole night in your eyes

Every little thing that you do
I'm so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I want to spend the rest of my life
With you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do
Baby, I'm amazed by you

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Shall I Compare Thee

Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?
Thou are more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And Summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd:
But thy eternal Summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

--- Shall I Compare Thee, (Sonnet XVIII) by William Shakespeare

Sunday, 14 January 2007

Happy Birthday Tracy

Happy Birthday Tracy.

Hope you had a great day and glad you liked the present.
All our love
Keith, Sharon, Zoe, Toby, Sophie and Sam

Saturday, 13 January 2007

Tracy & Barry's Birthday Bash

Saturday night was a wonderful party and it was great to meet all of Sharon's family. It was lovely to see Sam, Sophie, Zoe and Toby really enjoying themselves and getting along well. Little things like this really make life so good. Here are a few pics:

Zoe, Sharon, Sophie (front), Keith, Sam & Toby

Zoe, Sharon, Sophie, Keith & Tracy

Keith & Sophie

Keith & Sam

Keith & Sharon
Will the real Mick Jagger please stand up!

Friday, 12 January 2007

Party Weekend

Well this weekend we have Sophie and Sam coming to stay with us.
On Saturday we are going to a big birthday party celebrating Tracy's 40th and Barry's 65th and I get to meet ALL the family (gulp). It should be a great do and will be nice to have all of us there together.
Photos will be posted at some point after the weekend.

Wednesday, 10 January 2007

What's your Pirate name?

Well 'ere it be, me 'arties.........what is ye pirate name?
Do it now and let me know, "savvy"!

Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Health: Question & Answer Session

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... Don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO . Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me. Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: Woo Hoo, what a ride!

Celebrity Big Boring

Well Celebrity Big Brother is turning out to be even worse than I had feared. Not only was there the totally staged exit of Donny Tourette (with the conveniently placed bit of wood that served no purpose on the fence) but then we have had to suffer the Jade Goody freak show and her odd family. It's no wonder that Ken Russell decided to leave!

Unless things make a dramatic turn around I can see this as being the last ever Celebrity BB as it has been boring to watch (but I will keep watching just in case it improves - *sigh*).

Monday, 8 January 2007

Ready to move on....

Well finally Sharon and I are approaching the time when we can start looking to move house. We spent the weekend discussing things that need to be done in preparation and also started looking at what was available on the market. There's still quite a way to go but at least now there is a definate work in progress and we really can't wait to get a place together.

I have no doubt that there will be some stress along the way (as there always is with buying and selling houses) but it feels really good knowing that this is the next stage of forging our future together.

Sunday, 7 January 2007

The new face of CHANEL!!!!!

Ladies and gentleman, I am delighted to be able to introduce to you the new face of CHANEL for 2007, Miss GlitzTech!

Friday, 5 January 2007

"Celebrity" Big Brother

Well it's that time of year again and Celebrity Big Brother is up and running.
Sharon and I are already enjoying watching it but I do have one real beef with it, where are the celebrities? It's hardly a star studded line up now is it?
Not that it would ever happen but I would dearly love to see some true celebrities in there, proper successful and famous people, not OK/Hello/Zoo/Nuts third rate z-list folk.
Dirk Benedict and Cleo Rocos for the final showdown methinks.

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Looking back over old texts

Well I just found an old phone that has all the text messages on it that Sharon has sent me, and I to her, since we first met nearly a year ago.
It was lovely reading through them all again and even better knowing that my feelings for her haven't changed at all, I just love her more and more every day.
The things that we were saying when we first met are still being said.
My heart used to flutter when I read her words and it still does today, not just reading all the lovely things that she said but also knowing that she still feels the same way, and says the same things to me.

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

You to me.................

My darling Sharon.............

Can I just say that you to me, are wonderful
You bring a smile to my lips and put a spring in my step
Your love is like a breath of fresh air
Your eyes are bright like the full moon on a clear night
Your breath when you sleep is like a gentle whisper
Your body is the temple where I will always worship
You are a goddess to me
I am devoted to you, forever and ALLways