Friday, 21 August 2009

U2 Live!

I went to see U2 at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield last night after waiting for about 20 years because I couldn't get hold of tickets before. I certainly wasn't disappointed. They were absolutely fantastic! I was like a kid on Christmas Eve when we got there, couldn't sit still and just kept grinning like a fool - you'd think at nearly 34 that I'd have grown out of that sort of excitement, but no. We got soaked waiting to get into the stadium - it absolutely threw it down and I thought we were gonna be in trouble 'cos I'd got no coat or anything but it brightened up and was quite nice after that. Steven bought me a programme and a t-shirt, which I ended up wearing later when it got cold (that'll teach me not to take a coat). As soon as U2 came on the stage, everyone stood up and from then on the time went far too quickly. They did some of the songs off the new album first - Magnificent, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight, Get On Your Boots, then Beautiful Day and Elevation, which I love. Bono got the crowd singing Happy Birthday to the set designer, Willie Williams who is from Sheffield and has been with the band for 26 years, then loads more stuff including Sunday Bloody Sunday, Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (another favourite of mine), One, Ultraviolet, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Walk On, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of, Unknown Caller, No Line On The Horizon and With Or Without You - which is my all time favourite song of theirs but I was slightly miffed that Bono changed the way he sang it, althought it was still great. They closed with Moment Of Surrender from the new album which is a fab song. We were sat quite close to the stage but round the back so watched most of it on the huge screen above the stage, they did keep walking right around the stage though so we got to see them all fairly close.

Steven took loads of photos which are here if you want a look:

Okay, probably bored you enough now, so I'll shut up.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Okay, been a few weeks since I was last here. More family stuff getting in the way, but hopefully it's all sorted now.

The Summer Fair wasn't up to much but I did manage to give out some of the goody bags so you never know. The week after that I went to Wembley to see Take That and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I love going to Take That shows they always put so much into it. It was completely amazing and we took loads of photos ( you can see them here, if you're interested: ). The Script were fantastic too.

Anyway, now we are on holiday in Cornwall for the week. The weather wasn't good yesterday. It kept raining. I'm hoping it picks up today. Kieran wants to get down on the beach and play in the sand, and I'd love a lazy day doing not a lot. I can hear the seagulls from here and I can't wait to get out and about. Hopefully I'll get some photos I can show you later.

Bye for now,


Friday, 19 June 2009

Been a bit busy lately

I still haven't got the hang of this yet and we've been having a few family dramas lately that have kept me from coming on here. To cut a long story short, I still haven't finished the Double Dragons x-stitch (due to the dramas) and I feel really bad that I didn't get it done in time. I ended up sticking a 'gift certificate' in Scott's birthday card with a picture of what he's going to get. He didn't mind, luckily, so I can finish it in my own time now.

I've been collecting business cards from some of the other Misi people and have made up 25 goody bags to give away at the Summer Fair I'm attending next weekend. I've also done the same with the Bead Buddies forum and hopefully I can give them all out if there are plenty of people there. We could all do with the extra advertising at the moment - and the sales that will hopefully come from it. I'll let you know how it goes.


Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Day to myself

Steven has taken Kieran to Castleton for the day so I'm here on my own watching Andy Murray in the French Open and trying to get motivated to get some x-stitching done. I'm working on a fabulous design caled 'Double Dragons' by Designs in Thread for my Brother. It's a bit of a pain to stitch as it's on black aida and the light is so bad here at the moment that I can't see properly to stitch it. I look like having to work using my daylight lamp 'cause I only have about a fortnight to get it finished.

The house is looking a lot better now (at least the part of it that I'm sat in), but the garden is still in need of some attention. Steven found rats out there last weekend so we're trying to get rid of them too. They're coming over from our next-door-but-one neighbour - his garden is full of bags of rubbish and the grass is over a foot high. We sent the council man round and he took the public health officer with him so hopefully they will be able to sort it out.

These are some polymer clay pendants that I've been making when I haven't been able to stitch. I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out. Especially as they're my first attempts at anything like this - previously I've only used it to make buttons using moulds.

Well, the light seems to have improved a bit so I'd best go and get started on the stitching.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

First Post

Okay, I've set up a blog, so what do I do with it now? I'm new to all this, as you may have guessed, and my life isn't what you'd call exciting so this could be the most boring blog ever. I guess most of the time it will feature beads/jewellery in some way - my life usually does.

I am a member of Bead Buddies and try to participate in all their challenges but this month is a bit of a problem. I am in the middle of X-stitching pictures for my Brother and Sister for their birthday next month and I am fast running out of time to get everything done. My house is rather a mess at the moment as we are busy decorating and we are also trying to get the garden finished after ripping it all up last year. I have so many plans for different things but not enough time to turn them into a reality.

Given my last comment, I suppose I should make a start by going to get dressed! Bye for now.