Hello! This site (my domain) will be totally hand-coded so please don't laugh? I'm still learning!!
The coding was learnt from the Brat Pack in their HTML room... thank you so so much, ladies!
If you want to email me, my address is amanda dot k dot george at googlemail.com... sorry for not doing it as a link... I
just don't want to be spammed!
My undieing love and very grateful thanks goes to Steve for putting up
with me and being there for me while I was in hospital and since I've come out!... without his help and support I would
still be reluctant to use stylesheets!
Well this is different to my very first site which had a bright green background and bright yellow text!
It goes without saying that I want to say a huge thank you to my mum, dad (R.I.P) and brother for everything they've done
for me all my life!
I also want to send out a big wave to Natalie, Sarah and Katie... they stuck by me when no-one else my age did!
What else do you want to know? There isn't really that much to tell! I live in Kingsholm, Gloucester, UK, with Steve who
is my husband and we're going to get a dog from Dogs Trust when I'm
steadier on my feet so that we can both take it for walks which will hopefully help us both to loose weight!
We're also going to adopt a child when I'm better as I've got Endometriosis which probably means I'm infertile so adoption
is what we're going to do when I'm healthier... the way I see it is that there are already lots of unwanted children
waiting for adoptive parents to love them and as I'm infertile we can shower a child with love whether they are ours by
blood or not!
What else? Oh yeah, I'm a massive Take That fan (you can see their singles videos
here) and have been
since the day them came into the English charts! Also, I went to see their Beautiful World concert on 20 November 2007 and
it was brilliant! I also went to their comeback concert and the Circus concert but I can't remember the dates I went to
see them! Oops! I've also bought all their albums from Amazon that I'm going to keep wrapped up so that they will be
worth more in years to come... I told you I was a massive fan! lol
I'm also a chocaholic and Mandy pointed me to Hotel Chocolat
and their chocolate is gorgeous! If you're in Britain, give it a go! If you order their slabs be careful though 'cos they
haven't got grooves cut into them like Cadbury's so either do like I do and bite into it or get a hammer and smash it
into small pieces!
I'm also a Pagan and have been for a few years but I still consider myself to be a newbie!!
That will do for now... if you can think of anything else I can put on here just let me know and I'll put it up!
This is me!
Just gone to get me new glasses and figured I'd punish you all with another shot... this is me with me new tortoise-shell
glasses looking demented!
If you wanna see a terrible video of me, I've just created one that you can see below:
Feel free to laugh as loud as you like - I'm painfully camera shy and have been my whole life after being told I was ugly
so often in childhood :-(
Start of another month (1st September) and everyone except me is asleep at just gone 7am. I've been up for over an hour! lol Here's the
first photo of the day of the puppy dog:
Second photo of the day of the cute puppy fast asleep:
... and the video to go with it:
Longest ever video of the puppy and possibly of all time for me! 5 happy minutes of the puppy awake and moving
around a little bit. Sit back and relax for a bit, the senior puppy is worth it:
The puppy let me take another longer than normal (3 minutes) video of her while she was awake this morning (2nd September)
so here goes:
Quick photo of the puppy, looking straight at the camera, in her bed:
Just a really quick video this time 'cos my phone's battery died on me... woops!
Another 3 photo's of the puppy dog. Potentially the last set before she goes back with Steve's cousin again:
and and potentially the last one until the weekend
The puppy is coming home half a day and a night early tomorrow (6th September)... yaaaaay! Steve's just had this
photo of the puppy sent to him by his cousin (thank you Helen). As you can
see she's thrilled with the idea of spending an extra 20ish hours longer with us lol. It's a relief to know that it's
not only here that she sleeps away her day at, although at 70 human years old, there's nothing wrong with that though!
THE PUPPY IS HOME!!!!! Our senior puppy is back until Monday again, 22 hours early!!
As is usual for her, she just got straight in her bed and fell asleep as soon as she had her lunch, bless 'er! At least
I managed to get a photo of her to keep me going though!
Got a video of the puppy dog that's about 2.5 minutes long. Just uploading it now and I'll put it here as soon as it's
finished uploading and processing.
OK, after a bit of messing around, it seems that I need to start watching the video on my mobile before it shows up on my
laptop again which is really annoying, but here's the video:
Another, much shorter (38 seconds), video of the puppy dog... sorry about the mess and atrocious camera skills!
Just uploading the third video of the day... as soon as that's done it'll be here -->
Just taken another couple of photo's of the puppy: and
First video of the day:
The puppy was trying to sleep in this video and didn't want to be disturbed so went to hide behind Steve's leg... can dogs
be camera shy??
Just taken a photo of the hubby and Mitzi-moo peeking over the top of his belly:
And one of her sitting on the sofa next to me... the blue bit on the left hand side is my cushion to push my bum forward
on the sofa lol:
Third video of the day of our baby girl:
A couple more photo's:
Another photo of Steve and the senior puppy:
Loads of photo's already this morning (8th September):
Our senior puppy was an awesome girl this morning (9th September). We did our normal Monday length and she was debating
with herself about walking a bit further, so we were stood there for a little while until the senior puppy decided against
it and we came home. Then I fed her and I've been training her to "sit" and "wait" each time, before I tell her "OK" and
she does it here in the living room, but has been refusing to do it in the kitchen for her food... until this morning!
She did it without me pushing her bum down for the first time this week! How awesome is that! Such a good little senior
puppy dog! Here's a photo of her relaxing between Steve's legs after we got back from her walk and breakfast:
And another one of our little girl, literally seconds before Marie came to the door:
Potentially the last photo of the day:
I was wrong. Just a video of the puppy dog now being uploaded to YouTube just as Helen (the vet nurse) came to the door:
The puppy obviously got worn out at Helen's yesterday (11 September) 'cos she's fast asleep in this photo that was put on
Facebook, bless her tiny paws!
Haven't had the pup home for anywhere neeeear long enough today (Saturday 14th) She was still with Steve's cousin until
getting on for 6pm! I'm making the most of her being home now though - two video's already!
Helen's coming to pick her up on Tuesday this time, so we'll still have 2.5 days with her, just different to how they
usually are is all. Got a photo of the puppy asleep in her bed now, thanks to Steve taking it on my phone!
And another video of the puppy with Steve sneaking her a bit of gammon! Naughty naughty daddy!
This is the fourth video of the evening and the puppy has only been home for an hour and a half!
A photo of the puppy to start the day (15th September) off with... fast asleep again! She's an old lady now though, so
it's totally OK to spend most of the day asleep I reckon.
Got a couple more video's of the puppy dog... waiting for Steve to finish his lunch in the first one (3 minutes long) and
patiently waiting for Steve to give her a piece of his sausage in the second one. Naughty daddy gave it to her too, just
before she went out for a drink. Here's the first video:
and the second one:
The puppy is back in her favourite sleeping position again this morning (16 September):
Got a nice long video of the puppy this morning (17th September). It could of been longer but it would just have been
the same as the last bit with the puppy on the floor which would have gotten boring so I decided to finish it at 3
A couple of photo's of our baby girl: and
The puppy is going back with Steve's cousin (thank you Helen!) between 11.30am and 12.30pm today - it going to be awful
having to say goodbye to her again! :*-( I know it's only until the weekend but I'm still dreading it... the puppy fills
the house with love and she's got such a huge personality! Got another couple of photo's of her to keep me going though:
Got a 6 minute video of the puppy!!!
She's gone again now! :*-( It's awful feeling like this... think I'll need the 5 HTP soon 'cos it's especially hard
today for some bizarre reason!
This video has just come up
on Facebook, of our puppy running up Helen's stairs... been at least a decade since she did that here! lol Thank you Helen!
Mitzi's got a case of the zoomies along with Gypsy tonight (18 September) at Helen's house!
She's back at the vet with Helen tomorrow for a weight check, blood test for her thyroid and skin scraping for the
infection. Thank you so so much for all your support with the puppy over the last couple of months, Helen, I really
A photo of the puppy curled up, fast asleep after the zoomies earlier on in the evening:
Just (19 September at 8.30pm) found out an update on the puppy - she now weighs 7.3kg instead of 11.9kg when she was last
weighed, so she's underweight now. Her skin is good but still needs regular baths to keep on top of it, they are
reducing her thyroid medication because the previous dose was making her thyroid too active and she's got messy ears
again but she's doing so much better than she was 2 months ago! The bill is a hefty £150 so things are gonna be tight
for a while, but the puppy is so worth it!
Here's a video, courtesy of
Helen, of the puppy terrorising one of her poor dogs lol
Just (20th September) paid the puppy's vet bill... almost £160 but it's a small price to pay to keep the puppy as healthy
and happy as possible.
THE PUPPY'S HOME AGAIN!!!! Yaaaayyyy!!
She's come home with a list of instructions - she's on half the thyroid amount now and she's got a "messy ear" so there's
treatment for that too BUT SHE'S HOME!!! Helen still wants to keep her during the week "for the foreseeable future" so
we'll only have her for long weekends again, but if that's what Mitzi needs to get back to being as healthy as possible
then that's what we'll do.
A photo of the puppy, fast asleep, in front of Steve's chair. It's the first time she's been out of her bed all afternoon!
Got another photo of the puppy in her bed that Steve took:
A short (1 minute) video too:
So proud of the puppy this morning - I miscounted the number of up and downs that we usually do - I thought I remembered
that we did 15 up and downs on our morning strolls but we actually do 13 - woops! Sorry Mitzi! She prolly won't feel
too active today now though, but that's OK, she's a senior girl so if she needs to sleep the day away to recover then
that's totally OK with me!
Here's a video of the puppy while she's awake:
Got another long (4 minutes) video of the puppy:
And a photo of her too:
Another photo of the puppy... looking into the camera for a change:
Video of our senior puppy dog first thing this morning (22nd September), before we went out for our morning stroll together:
By T.S. Wilkins - sent to me personally, please don't steal it!!
When the wind has settled and the sea is calm
And the whisper of peace is around,
Freedom will dance in the sparkling stars
And the river will play its sound
If you listen carefully, you'll hear it all
The melodies new and old,
The voice of freedom will gently sing
To a kind and special soul.
You may wonder why I'd tell you this,
For what does it truly mean?
It's that pause within your daily path
To hear sweet freedom sing--
For though I cannot give a lot,
I'll give you this, my friend,
A gentle blessing from my heart,
This song that doesn't end.
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about them 'cos I personally haven't got a clue what they are or what they are used for and the only information I collect
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or even a small business owner, I'm just me - an individual with personal websites and blogs.
You know as much as me now - the only information I store is your emails to me and anything above basic HTML and CSS I
haven't got a clue about.
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