Friday, September 29, 2006

My Parents Wedding

My Dad has recently been putting all our family photos into albums that will make them last longer, and he uncovered a whole load of pictures from their wedding on August 7th 1970. Now my Mum was not a huge fan of big white weddings when she was young so she had a registry office service and small reception and I think she actually hid a lot of these photos as I had not seen them til now! I already knew she'd got married in a mini dress cos I have seen the actual dress, but I did not realize just how short it was-yikes! My mum was so cool! So I thought I'd post a couple of photos....

Mum and her two sisters, all in Micro minis!
My parents and their parents.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Has the World gone completely mad???

Its official the world has gone totally insane. I found this advert in the back of the Telegraph Magazine (go here to see it) and I am gob smacked. Foot Detox Pads??? Oh my God! Are there really people out there that stupid that will buy this rubbish?! My favorite bit of the ad is the fact that these things are 'based on the ancient reflexology priciples that indicate a 'natural trap door' on the sole of the foor'- what does this mean??? Do we all have small doors on the soles of our feet? What a fantastic image. Even better you get rid of all those nasty things like caffeine, nicotine and pollution through them which turns the pad black- isn't that nice! Apparently they work through 'osmotic pressure' just like a tree (oh I can't help it I have to laugh). Its not even an April fools joke that's really really late.... and there are people on there saying how wonderful these things are and how well they work. Whatever next.....

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

So yesterday was my birthday and I have now reached the grand old age of 26, so I am now closer to 30 than to 20-eek! It is a bit of a weird feeling as when I was diagnosed with CF the life expectancy of a person with CF was only 24, so I have now outlived that.... These days people with CF have a life expectancy of 31, so in relative terms I am practically geriatric! Ah well, as someone said to me yesterday 'you are as only as old as you feel' I didn't think they'd appreciate it if I'd answered that if that was true then I was about 85!

On a more cheery note, a bunch of us went down to London yesterday for a merry jaunt and had lunch with Ben for his birthday and then later went to see Wicked at the Apollo Victoria for Dr James's birthday. (Its so good, I had a fantastic trip on my actual birthday and I did not organise a thing!) The show was absolutely amazing! I don't want to give the plot away but its a sort of prequel to The Wizard of Oz; about how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good went to school together and how they ended up being good or wicked. It's not your usual cheesy, glitzy West End show with a chorus line of shiny girls all going two, three, kick, turn, turn, turn, kick, turn! It's got a fantastic plot and is rather more dark and complex than the film. The sets and costumes were incredible, I was totally drooling over the green Emerald City dresses, and the two leading ladies were superb, as was the whole cast in general, special mention of Adam Garcia as Fiyero- fantastic singing and dancing and soooo gorgeous too. I definitely give it five stars and two thumbs up-go see it!