Rough as Get Oot....

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as my mother would say!

Last weekend (Fri the 20th of November) I went out with my friend with the intention of being a lady and remaining sober surprisingly after drinking a bottle of wine, two cocktails followed by another glass of wine I got a little bit rat arsed. However I wear a super cute little outfit my Able Grable Floral Scarlet Street blouse with some HeyDay high waisted trousers and got plenty of compliments from both ladies and gents.

Since being fragile from the alcohol I have been nursing something between a cold and a flu, and we had visitors, on top of which I have had an assignment to do (which I have just sent away this morning, so I am treating myself to a week off).

I got my full high res disc from Sarah Chappell and the pics are awesome! This one is probably my favourite but my skin is such a let down, I have been on this anti biotic stuff for about 9 months now and my skin is still awful I have a face full of craters now and I feel disgusting. I have been given the chance of a shoot on Wednesday but I don't know whether I can do it because of my acne, unless I can strategically place my hands and hair, because she wants to do head shots.

Musical Feminist

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I am bit small minded when it comes to music, about 95% of the music I listen to is all women. It's not that I don't like listening to men, I just prefer a womans voice. I only listen to 3 blokes particularly regularly Alan Windram, Paul Heaton and Neil Finn. I heard a girl of 17 on Friday and it's inspired me to blog about it she had a gorgeous, warm voice which pulled my heart strings.

I am pretty much out of touch with modern music now to, I listen to stuff that I like and that's about it. I do sometimes listen to a compact disc(!), we have a massive separates system including massive lead weighted speakers which take up loads of space in my lounge. I still really want a NAD amp to match my CD player, the same one that Rob had in High Fidelity. I would want the same sort of 90's finish that mine has though. I am coming across like a proper nerd now, I did used to read What-Hifi though.

I am quite emotional person so I tend to get absolutely sucked in and feel it, I find it easier with a female voice probably because I am female, but then I am over analysing now. I almost can't listen to the song 'Brick' by Ben Folds Five since I found out it was about abortion, it makes me cry like a nutter.

Here are some of the women who make me want to get into music again and be able to express myself in that way. And some of the albums that have sort of shaped me into the woman I am. Or some of the wailing white women that annoy my husband, whichever way you prefer to look at it.

1. Shea Seger - has an amazing sort of country voice, she has only released one album 'The May St Project' I was lucky enough to see her live when she was supporting Toploader (Snarf!). I love all the songs on her album but I guess 'Clutch' and 'I Love You Too Much' are the high points. Also on one of the 2 music videos she did she had these amazing Green trousers on, I have been trying to find a pair similar for about 11 years.

2. Lisa Loeb - my favourite Lisa Loeb song is 'Sandalwood' you can tell this by the fact when I sing along to it I close my eyes. I have dived in and I am swimming in it and it's beautiful. Her best albums in my opinion are 'Firecracker' and 'Tails' one of her songs was on the Legally Blonde soundtrack (might have even been the sequel which is worse) and I found a couple of her albums a bit swoozy (is that even a word?) and Poppy.

3. Lisa Richards - I picked up a promo for liked £2 in Steels Wheels in Newcastle. Picked up utterly by chance, it had a chick on the front had about 21 tracks on it and I figured what is the worst thing that could happen? Her voice is probably more whiney that the other ladies I normally listen too but her songs are amazing and her lyrics top notch.

4. Beth Orton - Her voice is just mind blowing, sort of like Dido but a million times better. Also she is responsible for my all time favourite song 'Devil Song'. Another closed eyes sing along track.

5. Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs) - I think I prefer her solo stuff, and her version of 'Because the Night' is the best I have ever heard. I think I had to liken my own voice to anyone it would probably be Natalie Merchant. My recordings on Myspace were done when I was 17 and my voice has grown up a lot since then, it's all the better for singing the Timmy Time theme tune. 'Kind and Generous' by Natalie Merchant is an uplifting song although I think it could be received as sarcastic too with the 'la-las' but that could just be me being British.

I want to do music again but it needs to be stuff that I want to do which is why I am pretty desperate to learn guitar. I have lots of pent up emotion, I remember the joy of releasing it through music I don't want to be a front woman I just want to be on my own with it.

If you managed to read all that without falling asleep go and make yourself a cup of tea

Dear Santa....

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I know it's dead early but I am doing myself a little Christmas list. No-one will read it or buy anything from it (my family don't even know I do any modelling anyway!).
Just for a little laugh..!

I haven't wrote poetry in about 10 years some of my rhyming may be dubious!

Santa, santa I've been ever so good!
I want pretty gifts not smellies and food
Too much chocolate that I can't bear to eat
Or nasty garish socks for my cute little feet.
Instead bring my slinky and beautiful things
Gifts to delight me and make me sing.

Lack of pennies is ever so tiring
I have been lusting after several things from Mint Siren
Uma Girdle or Sheryl Bandeau
The perfect gift for Dee La Beau

I have 2 already they're ever so sweet!
I want every colour of Scarlet Street!
I am one of Able Grable's biggest fans
I am very excited about Miss M's future plans.
The new Dream Girl dress I think I need!
I'm going to save up, I hope I succeed!

As for La Magia, don't get my started!
My wishlist from there is not for the faint hearted
Kiss Me Deadly, Maya Hansen, Velda Lauder
Don't even know what first to order!

It's probably just as well that Pin Up Parade is closed!
My list is so long it shouldn't be exposed.
Stretchy comfy goodness from Mode Merr!
Tonnes of pretty dresses I'd just LOVE to wear!

My favourite green snood hat is falling apart.
Can't really complain it was £2 for a start.
Have a browse in Miss Sweet's Boutique
For hairflowers and fascinators all so unique.

Forgive me, I am not filled with this much greed
None of these things I actually need.
All the people close to me now
They make it all perfect and work somehow.
I am proud of the lady I have became
I now forget the past and placing the blame.
Family is so important, I'll always remember
To spend time with those I love especially in December.

The Mama in Me!

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Haven't talked about my Mummying for a while so I thought I'd just have a bit of a maternal rant at you.

Laurence was on half term two weeks ago, Ian was working most of it, he is a hyper little bundle of crazy my little man, he just can't sit still he has so much energy but he is so well mannered and has such a posh accent. He is very protective over his sister too.

I was explaining to him recently about being a gentleman and how there aren't many of them left in the world. Not long after this discussion I caught him pushing his sister on the stairs. I said 'Laurence why are you pushing your sister? Don't you remember what were were talking about before about you being a gentleman?'. He replied 'It's Violet's turn to be the gentleman?' Not sure he grasped the concept.

Had his parents evening too, his teacher said he was prone to tantrums and was a little bit self centred, but he was very clever and his vocabulary was amazing. Laurence is one of the youngest in the year and he was the centre of my world for two and a half years, he never had a babysitter and I dedicated my life to him until his sister arrived then I had to be sliced in two.

Violet is just Violet! She is such a little oddball, I said that the day I brought her home. Oddball with a pinhead! My labour with her was an absolute delight, really she popped out like a jellybean, 6 hours after she was born I was making coffees and teas for a house for of people. I felt like Superwoman! Vee is a little pain, she doesn't sleep through, she is still breastfeeding, she has such a temper. Girls are so much harder than boys in my opinion.

They are such little stars though, after all I went through to get them both they are more than worth all the work. I love them so much, I just need them.

Catching Up!

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Getting very lazy with my blog! How naughty of me, think I am probably going to have to change my address for it anyway, TrixyDee is making me feel sick whenever I see it now.

I got a couple of sets of pics in the last week or so, the first ones are from the gorgeous little Yvette Bessels, who did a shoot with me in Banana Studios in Byker (yep as in Grove) this place is fab and very accomodating, they gave us two HUGE bags of fake snow to play with. I took my gorgeous friend Ellen along for some Christmassy fun too. Here are two of my favourite pics from the shoot.

I also had a freezing cold shoot in the woods yesterday! It was so much fun and Sarah Chappell is such a lovely gal, fab and easy to talk to. I hope she didn't mind me dragging her up hills on a cold, wet, freezing day especially when she is in the family way. Not sure which pic is my fave yet but here is one of me looking friggin' nails! If your interested I am wearing the ever so elegantly named 'Danielle' corset but the wonderful Madame Le Strange - You need one


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Just a couple of piccies from my latest shoot with Greg Sanders, you know the one, I have mentioned him once or twice before. Lovely bloke and sterling friend to both me and my husband. Cakes provided by Loopy's Cupcakes. If you are on facebook, I'd love to see you become a fan of little ol' me there too!

The second pic is very me! It sums me up in a picture! Girly, cake loving, laughing nutter! Don't have much to say already falling behind with my Uni, having a mad catch up night tonight.