Archive for November 2009

They’re not Uggly, they’re Warm

November 30, 2009

I have been thinking about getting a pair of Ugg boots. Some people say they are Uggly, but that hasn’t been stopping them from flying off the shelves and garnering a strong celebrity following. Personally I think they can look great if you choose a style which is not too chunky so you can wear it with skirts and over slim-cut jeans.

I’m liking Whooga’s Chestnut Elegance Ugg Boot and their Gold Tall Ugg Boot which can both be rolled down to reveal the fluffy interior.

Made with sheepskin fleece, they have been rigorously tested in hot to cold extremes from -5° Celsius through to 35° Celsius, and Whooga’s Ugg boots were capable of maintaining an internal average temperature of a comfortable 22° Celsius at all times.

I desperately need a pair as winter approaches in the UK and my toes are always freezing in my normal shoes. I just found out that they are great for the British weather as some designs are water-resistant (great for the plentiful gloomy rainy days we have here)  and all of them come with rubber soles for a good grip. They are certainly essential footwear for those living in cold countries and for people living in the tropics, they are hardy, versatile shoes to bring while travelling to wintry climates.

Now for the good news! If you are like me, keen to get your hands on a pair to try out how good they are, Whooga are now giving away FREE Ugg boots to readers around the world! Simply click on the icon below to take part! I’m hoping I will win!

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Foul blogger

November 26, 2009

I wanted to leave a comment on a Blogspot blog but I had to type in this offensive word before I could post it.

What the…

Under the weather

November 26, 2009

I’m tired. Really exhausted. I have been working too hard and getting out too little. I can’t see beyond my problems. I feel grumpy – shit I think I have premature grumpy old woman syndrome (GOWS)!

People get on my nerves. The weather’s awful. My house is messy. I don’t sleep well. I haven’t really got the energy to cook……..  Are you sure you want me to go on?

It’s barely more than a month since we went on holiday to Vietnam but oh my god, I feel I need another one again. Or a very stiff drink. Or maybe a really big bowl of Cheezels, a box of Milk Tray and let me see, a really good pot of Lotus Root Spare Rib Soup.

OK I feel better already.

Bite me

November 25, 2009

Recently I discovered people feel threatened by me. Yes me. The 5ft tall baby-faced girl. Why? Because I do my job and I actually do it properly and deliver on time. That’s why. There’s no secret. Not because I’m stronger, fiercer, cleverer, sneakier, taller, prettier. Not because I’m scheming, plotting, boot-licking, ass-kissing. Simply because I am conscientious and efficient.

You see, things are just a tad messy when there are various projects going on and people get stressed. I pay attention to the details which people may overlook and I try to help.

And that’s when the trouble starts. People get oversensitive and think I am overstepping the mark, crossing their territory, chasing after their jobs, undermining their abilities. But all I am trying to do is, put simply, making sure WE do not screw up, not you, not me, but WE. That’s what team mates are for right? You watch each other’s backs? You support each other in times of need? You help each other out?

OK maybe not.

I have no interest in gaining credit. All I care about is getting things done. Unfortunately that always makes me the bitch.

But hey you know what? I don’t care anymore. Because I totally managed to shift my mindset a few weeks ago. I now realise I have better things to do. Really. Life’s too short to be chasing our own tails.

Grumpy old women

November 24, 2009

I’m really sorry. This may offend people but I really need a proper moan.

What is wrong with middle-aged women????

Why are they always so grumpy, moody and angsty whether they are single, married or divorced? Sure we all have bad days but they seem to have a hell lot more ‘bad days’ than the rest of us.

I know one who doesn’t say good morning when people arrive in work and sighs loudly every like two minutes or something ridiculous. Everytime I approach her about some adminstrative query, she looks like I’ve asked to borrow her entire life savings so I can buy an endless supply of sex aids.

And then with other women, I have had to cheer them up with silly antics, pander to their likes and dislikes, brush off the unkind words they seem to only be able to utter. Why can’t they relax and just look on the bright side of things?

Of course I know not all of them are like that, but I’ve met too many who are. Curt, cold and constipated. I think what they need is a REAL proper good shag.

Cute dress

November 20, 2009

I really like this bird cage dress from ASOS. I only wish it was in black and not berry.

Conversation with R #2

November 18, 2009

R, I want a pet.

What do you want?

I don’t know. Goldfish? Turtle? Rabbit?

OK. Go ahead. But what are you going to do if we move?

Well bring it with us. If you have children you’d bring them with you.

Don’t be ridiculous. Have you seen anyone with a goldfish on an international flight?