Tuesday, 24 March 2009

I do other things too...

I'm not just all about the shelves, although I must admit I do love them to death!

A couple of weekends ago the hubs and I hired Brompton folding bicycles. DH is thinking about buying one with his tax-free bicycle scheme at work, so he will save about 40% on the retail price. I, however, can't encourage my management to take up the scheme so I will be paying the full RRP on mine. We've only just decided that we're going to buy one each - at first we were only going to hire the one Brompton for DH to try out so that he can commute to work, then I thought, "Hang on a minute, I want to play!" so we hired one each. I was absolutely hooked! It turns out that I will be able to commute to work on the bike 3 days a week anyway, which would be ace for my fitness and a really fun and environmentally-friendly way to get to work. My motorbike doesn't use too much petrol, but I like the idea of using public transport and getting fitter. Mainly the fitness ;-)

Dom is going to buy a red bike, I would like to get an orange and purple one, however I think the purple colour that they offer won't work particularly well with their orange - the purple is kind of mauve/lavender rather than a deep blue-purple that is printed on their paper colour sheet. I'm going to have to see the purple in person before I really decide though, I think we might be paying a visit to a few bike shops this weekend.

Monday, 23 March 2009

The Shelves! The Shelves!

I've been waiting 5 months for these babies!

Things of interest:

Top left shelf - Roadworks, Linda McCartney - brilliant photography book
Middle left shelf - Stroud Engineering Mathmatics - I often think about bringing this book to work to do maths at lunchtimes. I'm a freak, I know!
Bottom left shelf - Ceramic Sausage dog - I don't know why, I just like him!
Bottom right shelf - The Art of Looking Sideways, Phaidon (fat red and white cover) - nice inspiration book
Middle right shelf - Strawberry Milkshake, Heidi Kenney and a drunken owl that I won in a giveaway.
Top right shelf - my paperback addiction, the shelf is full now and there are more books to find homes for!

Friday, 13 March 2009

And so it begins...

My husband and I are running the Bupa London 10,000 this year, and we are raising money for DEMAND - Design and Manufacture for Disability. DEMAND makes bespoke pieces of equipment for people with disabilities free of charge to the individual, whether this equipment is to help with every day needs such as toileting or bathing, opportunities such as Paralympic shot-putting and target shooting or recovery from injury.

This year is proving especially tough for DEMAND, they have only reached 50% of their target income per month this year. DEMAND cannot continue to transform the lives of people with disabilities without YOUR help. For further information about DEMAND please visit www.demand.org.uk and to sponsor me and my husband, please visit www.justgiving.com/jenniferfee

Your donations are greatly appreciated however small.

And if that doesn't get you to donate, Alan Davies, yes THE Alan Davies of QI fame, who doesn't know me from Eve started us off with £20 so dig deep please!

Monday, 2 March 2009

I made this on Friday for a sweet little birthday girl who turned 3 yesterday. I ended up playing photographer at her party which was really good fun. Kids are cute!

Yesterday we took a trip to a cemetary (like you do...) and found Brunel's grave. I also met up with my crazy running friend - she's running 4 marathons in 2 months. Absolutely bonkers!