Sunday, 26 September 2010

A Tale of Five Fish: Part 5 - Yet Another Update

Mac the Fish is still on his lonesome, although his tail has almost completely grown back now. However I don't think the top of his tail will ever completely grow back.

Anyway I thought as you had been tuning in throughout this saga you might like to actually see the survivor of The Terrifying Fish Tank 2010.

So without further ado may I present...MAC!

Now the red-orange background is just the wallpaper behind his tank. And the slight blotchy look to the picture is where the tank's exterior could do with being wiped down.

My mum wants to get some more fish however she has said if and when she does they will be put in quarantine for a while before they go in to the tank with Mac - I don't think he could stand a repeat performance!

Friday, 17 September 2010

I Can't Be The Only Person Who Has Read It!

When I was young[er] I remember reading a book that I borrowed from the library.

Recently I have been trying to seek out this book however I don't know who wrote it or what it was called. Searches on the internet appear too have been fruitless. I can't be the only person to have read this book...or did I come across some mystical copy that only appeared for me?

Anyway I may not remember the name or author but I can describe some aspects of it that may jog someones memory and help me to find it.

It was kind of a Alice in Wonderland/Wizard of Oz type of theme. I'm pretty sure that the main character [a young girl] travelled to another land. I am pretty sure that there was some sort of robot/automaton that she befriended. And she had another companion but I can't remember anything about them.

I want to say that there was something to do with a snow globe...however I may have completely made that up!

Two scenes from the story that I remember are:

  1. They have to climb a mountain that is shaped like a needle.
  2. There is a room [possibly inside the needle shaped mountain] that is full of some kind of sticky cobwebs.
And as typical in these sorts of story there is a big bad nasty enemy lurking somewhere.

I probably read it in the late 80s/early 90s, so it will have been published before then...obviously!

Anyone have any ideas on what it could be?

Any at all?

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Another Delivery From Dolly!

A few months I posted about some handmade bags I bought from Dungaree Dolly - The Wonderful World of Dolly's Bags

Well I couldn't resist for long so just over a month ago I ordered some more. And here they are:

Item Number 1

The first item I ordered this time round was the bag known as the 'Perfect Purse', which is a lovely sized bag.
It took me absolutely ages for me to decide which fabric to get this bag in. In the end I settled for owl print fabric, and I'm glad I did. This fabric is absolutely adorable, even better in real life than I thought it would be. And the bag itself is a lot roomier than it first looks- a bit like the TARDIS, only on a smaller scale!

Isn't it cute?

Item Number 2

Now for my for my second item I knew which fabric I wanted but wasn't sure which bag to have it made with. Decisions, decisions. The fabric I wanted was onyx damask.

In the end I decided to get a 'mini bag', which you can use as a clutch or to put bits and pieces in your handbag in, so they are easier to find.

Item Number 3

Now item number 3 was a little different this time. I decided to get the family dog a new collar, her old collar was getting a little worn, and in my and my sister's opinions we didn't think it quite suited the dog's personality [my brother had bought her a black collar with metal studs in it].

So then we started a minor argument on which fabric to get. We wanted one of the ones with paw prints and it ended with a 2-1 vote for the dog bones fabric, which has paw prints and bones on it. There are loads of fabrics to choose from, and four different sizes - all adjustable - and we got our dog the medium size. Dolly also makes dog leads...and aprons!

So here is the collar, modelled by the lovely Sophie - who is my adorable greyhound.

I had to chase her half way round the house to get a decent photograph of her and her collar. She doesn't seem to like having her picture taken! I think she's a bit shy...much like me. Well they say dogs end up like their owners, or is it that owners end up like their dogs?

And so another Dolly review comes to an end...I use my previous Dolly items all the time. However with summer at an end I think the sunglasses case will be taking a break fo a while.