Saturday, 31 December 2011

Leanne & Antony's wedding

Up early today to get ready and go to Leanne & Antony's wedding. The weather was good and we all met up in Sidcup at the Register Office. The ceremony was very sweet and it was nice to see it being light hearted and not too serious.

The ceremony followed by a lovely meal at Frogpool Manor Farm. 

Last.FM 2011 Overall TOP 20 Charts

As the weekly charts are still knackered I decided to do a post with my top listening habits on Last.FM for 2011.

So here it is:

01 - Nosferatu
02 - Cryogenica
03 - Devilish Presley
04 - Global Citizen
05 - The Sisters of Mercy
06 - Rome Burns
07 - Psychic TV
08 - Rufus Wainwright
09 - Rammstein
10 - Peppermint Creeps
11 - Midnight Configuration
12 - Inkubus Sukkubus
13 - Abney Park
14 - The Mission
15 - The Dolmen
16 - Deathstars
17 - The 69 Eyes
18 - Rhombus
19 - The Cog is Dead
20 - Blutengel

01 - Cryogenica – Re-Animation
02 - Cryogenica – I Have No Name
03 - Rome Burns – The Static Murmur
04 - The Cog is Dead – Steam Powered Stories
05 - Global Citizen – Master Stroke
06 - Global Citizen – Tea Time Expanded Limited Coll
07 - Nosferatu – The Prophecy
08 - Nosferatu – Rise
09 - Rome Burns – Non Specific Ghost Stories
10 - Global Citizen – Nil By Mouth
11 - Devilish Presley – Flesh Ride
12 - Nosferatu – Wonderland
13 - Nosferatu – Prince of Darkness
14 - Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society – Accoutrements & Oddities
15 - Devilish Presley – Memphisto
16 - Devilish Presley – Rust Garden
17 - Abney Park – Lost Horizons
18 - Rosetta Stone – On the Side of Angels
19 - Nosferatu – Lord Of The Flies
20 - Rhombus – Remembrance Day

Friday, 30 December 2011

Club Antichrist: Not New Year's Eve Party

Dressing up is so much fun! Toni and I threw on the glad rags and headed out to Vauxhall for Club Antichrist's Not New Year's Eve Party.

We saw some great bands and acts, had a few drinks and a fair bit of dancing. Sadly we didn't stay all night due to New Year's Eve plans that required us being up early. We had a fantastic time though and can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Cursed travel, productive, wedding venue

Second day back and the cursed travel continues. Yesterday was the fault of NXEA and today it was the turn of  Southeastern. This time it was trains reversed from their usual schedule and then a packed station being serviced with a short train meaning that I couldn't get on and had to wait 15 minutes for the next one! Not as bad as yesterday but still fecking annoying nonetheless.

Work was very productive. 'Critical' project is almost complete now and was far less painful than I had feared it might be. Just the chaos of our Vancouver chums trying to implement our workflow next year to look forward to now! LOL

After work I rushed off to meet Toni so we could whizz off for a tour of a potential wedding venue. I'm not going to tell you anything here but we are both very excited about it! More will be revealed in 2012!

Home made turkey soup accompanied by Role Models and snuggling on the sofa finished the evening off very nicely!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

First day back, stuff and El Bandito

First day back at work today which commenced with a travel nightmare. Thanks for that NXEA!

The office was very quiet with only a skeleton crew in attendance which was odd. Fairly productive day though with good progress made on a 'critical' task.

Got home to find Toni knee deep in stuff! My stuff to be precise as she was frantically trying to make room for all of it (plus the car full outside).

As Toni had been slaving away all day, and we were child free, I decided we should go out for dinner. El Bandito was our venue of choice and we had a lovely two hours chatting about wedding plans and enjoying some gorgeous Tex Mex food.

Fullbellyitis kicked in on our return home so we had a quick look at wedding dresses and colour options before retiring for snuggles.

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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Meet the family and more clearing up

Today was meet the family day for Sophie. We commenced with a trip to Leanne's were she met Leanne, Shivaani, Bob and Pam. A quick catch up, cuppa and present opening was followed by us heading to Eltham to pick up some bits.

Our trip to Marks & Spencer brought us an unexpected surprise. A woman drove into the back of us we were leaving. Thankfully it was very slow speed so no damage appeared to be done just a little shock! We did take her details just in case though.

Once we had returned we started preparing food ready for our family meal later in the afternoon. Lots of yumminess was on offer and Sophie got to meet Jodie and Jamie. More presents were exchanged before we headed back to SWF.

We returned to SWF to find a slightly improved Sam although he was still suffering slightly but he did look a lot better which was great news.

The evening was taken up clearing out the wardrobe and under the bed and packing up more of my stuff to take back to Etham. The room looks really weird now. Still a fair bit of stuff left to pack up though >_<

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Monday, 26 December 2011

Boxing Day goodness and BIG NEWS!

Good times continued today. We got up at a reasonable hour to find a much quieter house as Scarlett and Kenzie had been picked up to go to see Shane. Breakfast and Holiday On The Buses helped the morning pass.

This was my little Xmas indulgence. Turkey dripping on Boxing Day! HELL YEAH!

A slow pack and drive back to London for Toni, Sophie, Aaron, Gemima and I was followed by a nice sit down and cup of tea. We then popped over to see Gail for a while. In a break from Boxing Day tradition we didn't dine on Xmas left over food (we will be doing that tomorrow) we phoned for a kebab and sat down to watch The Corpse Bride and then The Nightmare Before Christmas. Nothing says Xmas like Tim Burton LOL

Oh yeah, the subject had BIG NEWS in it didn't it? Now, what was it again? Oh yes......

As of today I have now officially moved to London and Toni and I (The Glitzerati) are now permanently residing under the same roof. HAPPY DAYS!!!!!!!!!! Watch out 2012 and beyond, we are coming to get you!!!!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Glitzmas! A fantastic day!

Merry Glitzmas everybody!

We had a fantastic day today. We weren't up too early and we kicked things off with the kids opening their stockings from Santa. To make the day last a bit longer we then had breakfast and Toni and I also made last minute dinner preparations.

After breakfast we watched Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas and then The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol.

Next up was the bit the kids had been waiting for, presents! Everyone had a good haul.

Xmas dinner was absolutely delicious and everyone was stuffed afterwards apart from poor old Sam who was ill and couldn't eat. He did at least manage to spend the day with us which was nice.

Muppet Christmas Carol and QI XL provided some evening viewing before we indulged in a bit of Little Big Planet 2. Then it was time for bet.

I was a fantastic Xmas and although I did feel sorry for Sam not being able to go to Livvy's due to being ill I have to admit I was delighted to have him with us instead. 

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Gemima Xmas leaves a surprise for Toni and I

Toni and I were delighted to find that Gemima Xmas had visited just before she went to bed and left a surprise for us on our bed. Or special stocking flashed away and contained a Santa that looked a bit like Cthulhu, Hello Kitty stickers, chocolates of different varieties plus DIY crackers and special hats for each of us.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Early presents with Sam, his departure and early return

Due to Sam having to plans to go and celebrate Yule with Livvy and family we decided to do our presents early with him so that we could all see each other unwrapping!

A Hello Kitty book for me:

An indoor garden for Toni:

An insult button for Sophie

And for Sam... a PS3 game, smellys, Kindle case, Jellyatrix, The Art Of War, Bugmann's drinking bottle and Games Workshop vouchers

It was strange doing the presents early but at least we got to share the moment with him which was nice.

Later in the evening he was picked up by Livvy and off he went. Unfortunately he returned a hour later looking grey and really early. Sadly he had been struck down with a lurgy and it was decided that he should return home but could go back if he got better. 

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Dolmen - Winter Solstice

Today I shall be listening to Winter Solstice by The Dolmen. A wonderful musical accompaniment for the time of year.

Happy Winter Solstice )O(

Happy Winter Solstice to all my loved ones and friends

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Chilling with my Glitzy Girl

After a somewhat stressful day at work it was nice to come home to a child free zone and just chill out with my Glitzy Girl. Roast pork and roast veggies and just chatting and enjoying each other's company along with some hot chocolate made for a very nice way to end the day!

Sometimes it is just good to not do very much!

New movies coming up

It's been a while since I did something like this so here we have some trailers for up and coming movies.

Story should need no explanation and looking good!

Another take on Edgar Allan Poe's stories. This actually looks very interesting...

Not sure what this will really be like. The first film was OK, this could be alright too, we shall see

and finally, I really can't wait for this,,,,

Kate Beckinsale is back and so is the PVC catsuit

Last.FM listening post

Here's last week's top picks music lovers!

Top weekly tracks:

Top weekly artists:

Overall top tracks:

Overall top artists:

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Day off and clearing out again!

Today was a day off. Toni got up early and headed back to London and I dozed off again for a while. I did eventually get up and it was only half way through the morning.

It was a busy but productive day today. I continued my clearing out theme from Saturday and got loads of stuff chucked out and plenty more boxes packed up and ready to go. Sam assisted me which was a great help and loads was accomplished.

Had a brief time out in the afternoon and watched WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs before resuming the battle. The only problem was that we ran out of boxes otherwise we would have kept going.

Sophie cooked a fabulous toad in the hole for dinner. It was her first attempt at making it and both Sam and I were most impressed. I'll be honest and say that I had feared the worst but she did us proud. Well done Sophie!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Well done Toni!

A BIG well done to Toni. She received official confirmation today that the job interview was successful and she has been offered the job!

This is fantastic news and the timing is perfect for our plans for 2012 and beyond!

I met her after work and we headed back to SWF for a meal and a chillax followed by lovely snuggles!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Leanne's hen night

After a manic day Toni and I headed back to Eltham and then got changed ready for Leanne's hen night. YES I was attending too as it is officially acknowledged that I am a big girl really!

There was a wonderfully rude cake that had been made but sadly it wasn't gluten free. There was only one part that Toni could actually eat:

It was a bit of a chuckle. Had a few drinks, met a load of new people and had a laugh. It was great fun grilling Leanne with questions and answers from Antony (her fiance) with forfeits for those she got wrong.

Forfeit number 1 was singing from the bonnet of her car!

Forfeit number two was knocking on a neighbours door, asking for a pair of boxer shorts and then wearing them:

The final forfeit was knocking on Kev's door and flashing him!

We had a great laugh and afterwards headed back to Toni's to chill out with a lovely kebab!