Monday, 15 November 2010

Moving and Shaking!

First today I'm going to tell you about the moving, which has to do with my day job.  We are moving offices and have a removal company in to move everything about 30 miles away.  Here are most of my crates ready packed.  I packed about 35 crates, and that was just my stuff!  We had 300 crates and used about 250 of them!! We're moving to a site where we were at previously, about 2 years ago and, depending on how things pan out, may be there for a few months and then will either have to move again or the job will end! It's the nature of the business, but it doesn't worry me which ever way it goes!

 Next, I'm going to show you my November block for the Tag Square Bee. This block is for Julianna from Poland who asked for energetic purples, oranges and reds.  I hope this is 'entergetic' enough - these are not colours I have in abundance.  I just need to finish the signature block to go with it then I can get it in the post.
 Finally for today, the 'shaking' is in reference to the Children in Need charity event I took part in over the weekend.  The idea was to perform a song from a movie of our choice.  We had to learn the song (not look at the karaoke screen), dress up and perform it.  My DD chose to do Waterloo as featured in Muriel's Wedding and needed a partner so asked me to do it with her.  Performing in public is not something she's normally that keen to do so I agreed as she was so enthusiastic, even though it clashed with BIL's 50th birthday party. It wasn't about winning or losing but about taking part and doing it for the children (but I can still hardly believe we came SECOND!!! )
We've raised about £130 between us so far in sponsorship but are hoping to get more!  Seeing as I couldn't take photos myself and my OH took only videos, all I can show at the moment is what I wore.  My DD wore the same thing but in pink with a blonde wig.  We also added huge platform boots for good measure.  How we didn't do ourselves an injury I don't know!! We had to do a quick rethink of a couple of our planned moves when we realised that the microphones weren't cordless, but all went well and we had a fun  night.  If I can get hold of any (decent) photos of the performance, I'll post them another time. 

We went on to the 50th birthday party at about 10pm and had a few hours of dancing and singing there too.  It was like having 2 nights out in one and I thoroughly enjoyed both!!

Bye for now
Teresa x


Elisabeth said...

Seems like you had a lot fun! I sure would like to bee there to see the performing with you and your husband :-)


John'aLee said...

I feel for you moving girlie!! I can see why it is rated right up there with 'death' and 'divorce' as far as stress! Remember...."this too shall pass...!" That's what I keep telling myself anyway.

Joanne said...

Wow! You had a busy weekend with more to come.
Best wishes for your move...may it be stress-free and efficient.
Also, good for you to raise funds for a needy cause in such a fun manner.
Yes, orange, red and purple is vibrant....great colour choices!
Thanks for sharing,

Little Green Doll said...

Hi Teresa! I hope the removal is not too hard...

Anonymous said...

Wow - you are a brave woman wearing that! And congrats on the money raised and the coming 2nd!!

Good luck with moving - I used to work as an archivist and thought I was cursed - every job I had we had to move the archive from one store to another. It was very stressful (can't lose the archives!!!) but it kept me fit!

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

Hi: I know what is moving.
You are so busy...
take a break,my friend.
Good luck.

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, love that costume and I would love to see the video of you and your daughter. Wouldn't that be fun??? Congratulations on coming in 2nd.
You always have the best weekends.
Love the quilt block and I hope your move goes well.