Monday, October 31, 2005

Trick or Treat?....Happy Halloween everyone.


Until next time...... Mystkate at 5:25 PM |

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Saturday, October 29, 2005


Ritchie "The Killer" Balboa, originally uploaded by Mystkate.

Phew.....now this Vampire Rocks!!!!



Until next time...... Mystkate at 3:45 AM |

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Friday, October 28, 2005

52 Questions

52 things about me...Okay, here's what your supposed to do...and try not to be LAME and spoil the fun! Just give in. Copy (not reply) this entire page and paste it into a new bulletin. Change all of the answers so that they apply to you. Then post. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about your friends. It is fun and easy.

1. FIRST NAME - Kate

2.WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? - Not that I know of

3. DO YOU WISH ON STARS? - Always

4. WHICH FINGER IS YOUR FAVORITE? - Hmm, all of em.

5. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? - 2 weeks ago

6. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? - Yup

7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? - Chicken

8. ANY BAD HABITS? - Biting the skin on my lips and around my nails (stress related lol)

9. WHAT IS YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING CD ON THE SHELF? - Probably a cheesy, love song compilation

10. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH WHO YOU ARE NOW? - Yeah and no depends what mood I'm in

11. HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A SECRET YOU SWORE NOT TO TELL? - Can't remember if I have

12. DO LOOKS MATTER? - To a certain extent

13. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER? - I cry

14. WHERE IS YOUR SECOND HOME? - The internet lol

15. DO YOU TRUST OTHERS EASILY? - Depends on who they are. I'm usully a good judge of character so it depends on that

16. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD? - I can't remember lol

17. WHAT CLASS IN SCHOOL DO YOU THINK IS TOTALLY USELESS? - Religious Education, sorry folks I'm not religious

18. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? - Yes a Blog

19. ARE YOU SARCASTIC? - Oh yeah

20. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A MOSH PIT? - Nope

21. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL? - Nice eyes/smile, good sense of humour, full head of hair

22. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES? - Forni, Miss Kate, Katie Kaboom, Kiss Me

23. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? - Gosh no

24.DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? - Nope

25. DO YOU THINK THAT YOU HAVE STRONG POINTS? - Yes

26. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? - Mint Choc Chip & Rum & Raisin

27. WHO'S YOUR BEST FRIEND? - I have a few, Julie, Lisa, Gaynor & Gillian

28. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS? - Purples/Pinks/Lilacs

29. HOW MANY WISDOM TEETH DO YOU HAVE? - 3 for some reason I have no 4th one

30. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST RIGHT NOW? - My Lep mate Lisa in America

31. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS? - If they want to

33. LAST THING YOU ATE? - Bacon, Sausage & Mushroom Sarni, I'll never be thin lol

34. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? - My friend Julie

35. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE PREFERRED SEX? - Their smile

36. DO YOU LOVE THE PERSON WHO POSTED THIS? - No but I like her as a person

37. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? - Great, going to see a show tonight

38. FAVORITE DRINK? - Alcoholic - Strawberry Daquiri (sp), non alcoholic - Dr Pepper

39. DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE? - Yup

40. FAVOURITE SPORT? - Don't have one

42. EYE COLOR? - Dark Brown

43. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? - Yup

44. SIBLINGS? - 1 older sister

45. FAVOURITE MONTH? - October

46. FAVORITE FOOD? - Salmon

47. LAST SHOW YOU WATCHED? - Sex and the City

48. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR? - Sat & Sun lol

49. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT? - Nope

50. SUMMER OR WINTER? - Summer

51. HUGS OR KISSES? - Kisses

52. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS? - Relationships, although I wouldn't rule out a one night stand lol, if I was single that is.

So there ya go, I nicked this off Melanie, was fun to do.


Until next time...... Mystkate at 9:49 AM |

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

This post is to send a big thank you to my Lep mate Lisa for the parcel she sent me for my birthday, I was like OMG OMG OMG when I opened it as she sent me a Rock of Ages tour t-shirt which are like non existent as of yet in the UK. Big hugs Lisa.....muah.

Ooh ooh this time tomorrow night and I'll be on my way to see Vampires Rock, I can't bloody wait I'll tell ya. Hopefull I'll get some pics.


Until next time...... Mystkate at 6:49 PM |

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Snow Bride & Groom, originally uploaded by Mystkate.

Last year my niece got married in Scotland and she paid for all her family to attend. While we were there it snowed, so late that night all us kids went outside and built a snow Bride & Groom lol, although the real bride wasn't so happy about the size we made her boobs lol, so I thought I would share the pic I took.



Until next time...... Mystkate at 10:43 PM |

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Ah this is the life...............no work for a week lol. Thank you everyone for all your birthday wishes they really made my day. Tomorrow I'm off to Mecca (Sheffield actually) armed with camera although if weather is crap I may not get any good pics so we will see. I'm going to try t0 get some shots of our autumn colours because where I am going there is some beautiful countryside.

Can anyone tell me how I reply to a message within a message, I looked on Haloscan but I'm either blind or stupid or both and I just can't find anything lol.


Until next time...... Mystkate at 10:02 PM |

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Phew what a weekend, I'm glad I have next week off to recover and I'm also glad my birthday only comes round once a year lol, I'm getting to old to party!!!!


Until next time...... Mystkate at 8:43 PM |

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Yesterday I got my first parking fine. I met a friend in town for a bit of shopping and a coffee, got there on time only to find I couldn't park where I normally do so I decided to try another car park. It was so busy, cars and people everywhere and its on the steepest hill Iv'e ever seen (not good with hill starts here lol).

Anyhow I'm driving up the very steep hill into the carpark and the car in front stops so I stop too, front wheel of my car infront of a speed ramp, back wheels behind it and put my handbrake on. Car infront moves on, I get my biting point with the clutch and accelorater, go to take the handbrake off and the f*****g thing wouldn't buge, the handbrake was jammed on. I was like WTF do I do now lol. So I put my hazzards on and there's like 50 thousand cars behind me all waiting.

So I'm trying to negotiate keeping the car at biting point on a very very steep hill not to mention the speed bump I'm on, while trying to lean over to my left and use both hands on the handbrake. Eventually it came off but biting point wasn't quite enough to get me going so I stamped on the foorbrake before I rolled back and was like right ok, quick release of foot brake, almighty rev of engine while lifting foot off clutch and VRRRRRRMMMM (very loud vrrrmmm might I add) and off we go. Phew.

By now I'm ike 15 mins late and my phone is constantly going off (was my friend wondering where I am). Run to ticket machine to get a ticket only to find it was out of order, as if I didn't know lol. Ok so I run like the clappers to the bottom of this huge car park to find another machine and bingo got a ticket, ran all the way back up to top of humungous car par, slapped ticket on dash, locked car up and made haste to meet my friend who I might add is sat in a cafe the OTHER end of town. (I'm nearly having a heart attack by now lol).

Got there to find she and her daughter ahd already ordered and drunk up, so I had a quick Coke and then we set of to look round town, buy now I'm like so wound up.

So later on and pounds poorer, I set off back to trek to top of huge steep car park once again, exhausted I reach the top, slump in the drivers seat, look up to see somethings stuck to the windsceen. I get back out rip it off, open it up to find its a f*****g parking fine, but why, I've got a ticket, I got one for 3 hours and I'm back early. Then I realise I placed it upside down on the dash. Yeah I know I'm so stupid lol......so 30 pounds its gonna cost me if I pay up within 7 days, if not it's 50 pounds, yeah I've got money to burn let's wait a couple of weeks................not lol.

So the moral of this story is...................even though you will still probably be late, always catch the friggin bus, it's cheaper and a lot less hassle.

Oh yeah and it's week from hell next week, again lol, then I'm off out again Friday night and then I have a week off, can't bloody wait....Vampires Rock is nearly upon me!!!!


Until next time...... Mystkate at 9:33 PM |

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Again nicked this from Jude's Blog, ta Jude.


The task: Choose a band/artist and answer questions in only SONG TITLES by that band/artist.


My band/artist is DEF LEPPARD......well who else lol.

Are you male or female: 21st Century Sha La La La Girl.

Describe yourself: Excitable.

How do others see you: You're So Beautiful. (yeah right lol).

How do you see yourself: Only After Dark.

Describe what you want: Rock Rock (Till Ya Drop).

Describe how you live: Everyday.

How do yo WANT to live: Day After Day.

Decribe how you love: Love Bites (lol).

Share a few words of wisdom: From The Inside.

Love it lol!!!!




Until next time...... Mystkate at 9:27 AM |

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Friday, October 14, 2005

Well it seems Lisa is teasing you all about her adventure, but it's worth the wait ladies. Am of out soon, for a few beers with a friend, probably scare eveyone to death on the Karaoke but hell who cares lol I enjoy it if no one else does lol. See you soon.


Until next time...... Mystkate at 5:48 PM |

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Check out my dearest Lep mate Lisa's Blog in the next few days, you wont be disappointed, thank you dear you're the best.

http://www.slangdangelsblog.blogspot.com///



Why save your kisses for a rainy day,
Baby let the moment take your heart away.

Have you ever needed someone so bad......yeah,
Have you ever wanted someone you just couldn't have,
Did you ever try so hard that your world just fell apart,
Have you ever needed someone so bad...............


So what ya waiting for lol.


Until next time...... Mystkate at 8:01 PM |

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

My niece who has gone abroad to travel for 6 months emails me to let me know what she's up to, I don't know if anyone is interested but I thought I would share her last email she sent me today.

Hi all,

Well this is the first chance we have had to email you all after our exciting trip to the jungle!

Day one started with a twelve hour train ride to north Thailand to Chaing Mai from Bangkok.

Arrived late at night to our guest house, a little scary at first with locked gates and a guard but the next day it seemed fine with a relaxing leafy courtyard and resturant with friendly staff.

We booked a private Eco Hill Tribe Trek in the Doi Inthanon National Park where only our party could visit so no other tourists around.

Our first day trekking involved a four hour drive in a safari truck with seven other trekkers and our local guide - Pon. The drive was broken up with a visit to a local market and a bat cave where we stopped for lunch. Once we reached our drop off point in the mountains we had our fist real experience of walking in the jungle with a four hour hike to our over night hut in the nearby Karen Tribe Village, on route passing through rice fields, wading through rivers and balancing over bamboo bridges. In the village our bed was a bamboo sleeping platform with mozzi nets to keep the BIG spiders out - going to the toilet at night was pretty scary!. Eat our evening meal by candle light with some of the Karen Villagers watching. Food fantastic, cooked by Pon on an open wood fire.

Day two - got even better, tea and coffee in bamboo cups with scrambled egg for breakfast set us up for the day before we set out to camp 2. Started with a two hour walk to the elephant camp where we hitched a ride on the back of an elephant with Andrew sitting at the front on his head, I opted for the seat and held on!. After another couple of hours walking through leech infested water and jungle paths I (sarah) managed to pick up a small blood thisty friend!!!!!!
Lunch was rice served on a banana leaf. The last part of the day was walking to our river side camp after negotiating a very rickity bamboo bridge. After a days hot and sweaty walking we took a welcome swim and wash in the river - fantastic!. Again a bamboo bed and mozzi nets. Pre dinner popcorn and candle lit meal with a few well earnt beers listening to jungle noises of crickets and croaking frogs.

Our last day we awoke to the sound of chopping wood only to find that our guide and local tribe people were making our bamboo rafts for our journey down the fast flowing river. What an experience to ride on a bamboo raft over rapids, at one point we lost our guide in the water after hitting a rock and our raft nearly capsized. Extreme fun, got very wet and we would do it all again tomorrow! Walking back to the truck our guide spotted a tarantula in it's burrow.

After the trek went out for a meal and a few drinks with our fellow trekkers - we have met some really nice people and are going to meet up with our new found friend Lia in Singapore at the end of Nov.

Trekking, Chaing Mai, our guide and the whole experience so far has been great.

Caught a night train from Chaing Mai back to Bangkok, hoping to catch a bus to Cambodia tomorrow.

Will write soon

Love Sarah and Andrew.

xxxx


Until next time...... Mystkate at 8:18 PM |

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Sunday, October 09, 2005


Woodpecker, originally uploaded by Mystkate.

In all my life I have never seen a Greater Spotted Woodpecker in the flesh until this morning, hubby took this photo as it fed on a neighbours birdtable. I then sent hubby out to the garden centre to get loads of bird seed for our garden to see what we can attract.



Until next time...... Mystkate at 11:56 AM |

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Its 3 years ago today that my beloved dog Sam died after battling with fluid on his lungs and a leaky valve in his heart, he was 13 years old. I'll never forget the moment I left him with the vet after being told to go home and come back later after they had made him comfortable, sadly he died before I came back, I have never forgiven myself for not being there when he passed. He's still with me though as he was cremated and I brought his ashes home. I know some people will think this is morbid but it's what I wanted to do and I'm glad I did.

Well another week nearly over, I can't believe it's october all ready, Christmas is round the corner lol. Nothing much planned for the near future apart from got a week off work at the end of October during which I go to see a show, got a new toy the other day, a new guitar, guess I have to learn how to play properly now lol. I know its a very boring post lol.

Ooh also, since my niece left the UK on Saturday I have had 2 emails form her already, sounds like they are having the time of their lives in Thailand at the moment.


Until next time...... Mystkate at 10:39 PM |

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

I was tagged to do this by Jude so I delved back into time and heres what I came up with.

"I hope you all see this just so you all know how much I appreciate them."

It was a post from October 24th 2004, the day after my birthday and KC bless her had gave me a birthday mention on her blog but I was having trouble leaving messages on other peoples sites so I posted a message on my own to thank her and others for all my birthday wishes. Aw doing this has just reminded me what great friends I have made online throught our love of Def Leppard.

Anyone who wants to do this can follow these instructions, although I'm not tagging anyone.

Instructions:
1. Delve into your blog archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.

Thanks Jude. Have fun, as its interesting to see what the outcome is.




Until next time...... Mystkate at 12:47 PM |

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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Jewel of the Sea
You are the Jewel Of The Sea. A mermaid with class
and style. You are worthwhile to meet. Your
freinds are mant since you are soooo populer.
You live in a palace with many anglefish
servants. You love your make-up and hairbrush.
You are one of a kind. Please rate my quiz I
think you are absolutly stunning?

What kind of mermaid are you? (Gorgeous Pics)


Until next time...... Mystkate at 10:45 PM |

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