Happy StPaddys!

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

Click image to download and have a lovely St. Patricks Day!

Wishing on a star

... to follow where you aaaaaaaaaaaaaare!
Tomorrow is StPats, Easter is not too far away and from the bottom of my heart, I don't like Xmas. So why the heck stars? No clue, guys, I just fancied making them. Some are flat, some 3D.
Make sure to click on the preview to see them full size, please.

We're off to see Edguy tonight- I can't wait!

F###### with fire-I'm coming to rock got my rocket on fire and I take what I want
F###### with fire-loaded and cocked
you never miss it until you've begun with the hair force one

Hair Force One... I can't seem to get over this one, after years and years since I first heard it in Osnabrueck, Germany. LOL! It's been a while since I last went to a live gig, and darn, did I miss it. Glad the season starts again! Tinnitus sanctus...

Download the starry stuff here and

Free Rice

No, guys, this is not a freebie, sorry.
When reading the Pioneer Womans blog, I stumbled about
They have little quizzes to test your vocabulary, grammar, foreign language skills, maths, chemistry or geography- every correct answer you give generates a donation of 10 grains of rice to a poor region (apparently financed by a little banner on the bottom of the page)
Train your brain, donate a grain...
it couldn't be easier. I spent about 45 minutes on the page before writing this post and it honestly is a great way to get your brain into gear!
By the way, I cheated at some point and did the german language quiz, but it generated loads of grains, so-
no harm done :)
Go on, folks, you know you want to.

On a silver plate Alpha

Another one without a ramble to go with it. (but believe me, it's building up! lol)
I hope it kind of looks alright!
Download here and enjoy!

cutout alpha

I didn't even mean to do another newspaper alpha, it just kinda happened. No rant to go with this one, I am tired and actually too lazy to walk up two flights of stairs to my bed... disgraceful! (even worse- for the last week or two I was... and still am...- too lazy to bring most of the finished washing upstairs. Let's just say the wardrobes never looked more organized. Or empty, if you absolutely NEED to be judgemental! lol)
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So... today I thought it might be a clever idea to vac and mop the kitchen. Nice one, right? I always reckoned someone should give me a housewife of the year- award!
I got the vac and gave it a real good go... I had to unclog it twice because Shannons abandoned q- tips got stuck. Why is this cat so keen on q- tips? And why can't I find them before they clog up the vac?
I swiftly avoided mummified toy mice, as there are things that need to remain untouched... the cat owners among you know what I mean. It doesn't take a real, dead little mouse to give me the shivers, the chewed- on toy mice look far too real for my liking. I really love mice, so those mummified things are best ignored.
Where was I? Oh, yeah. So, after the vac had done its job, it was time to get the mop. Where the heck had I left it? Aw, right, in the basement next to the firewood, right where it belongs. Err.
The mop head is one of those sponge things that are supposed to make the job easier... well, not mine, as it had begun its very own process of mummification, so it needed replacing. Who would have thought it takes a screwdriver and 15 minutes of my day to replace a stupid mop head? Well, that job got done eventually.
The new mop head was put to action and I happily scrubbed away... for about 20 seconds, when the bast... bugg... fuc... when the thing fell apart.
I finished the task with the undone spongy thing, on my knees, probably displaying a builders bum and enriching the atmosphere with mumbled swearwords even I had never heard before.
Well, it is all done now, and should I ever move house again, I will make sure the kitchen is so tiny that you can't even turn around in it! Or maybe just get a night job in order to afford a house maid.
So, where's my award, please?

Inspired by soapy water, I came up with a bunch of random bubbles. Not sure if they are of any use, but I kinda like them. Better than actual soap bubbles, trust me on that.

Click image for large preview, download here and enjoy!

Kitchen Towel Alpha

I spent a part of the morning looking for a new job. Out of all those I looked at there was only ONE that intrigued me, and it was too far away for me. Bummer! At the moment, it's dead convenient, the shop is less than a five minute- walk away from the house.
But, guys, I am seriously fed up. Selling bets to gamblers is pretty much comparable to selling drugs to addicts, and just the little fact that it's legal doesn't make it much better.

And even if I didn't feel bad about being a legal drugdealer, there is still a set of circumstances that make me decidedly unhappy. Doing 12 hour shifts on a regular basis, the company not adhering to their own guidelines, being under constant scrutiny with "THEM" just waiting for us to make a mistake so they can discipline us, customers treating us like a bunch of idiots, superiors being paid twice as much for doing half the work (bless them, most pull their weight!), moan, complain, rant.

D'you know, I think I'm just craving a change.
Too bad there are bills to pay, and to make it worse, I forgot to buy a ticket for the EuroMillion lottery last night, so I will have to hang in there for at least another week. I will be on holiday for the week after, which will deffo improve my mood and, bless, that of my poor tortured customers... my boss actually told me off for swearing and being more rude than usual a couple of days ago, and I had to put my hands up guilty.
Not usually like me, so, yeah, I guess looking at other options is in place.

So... you have never tried to cut an alpha out of a kitchen towel? Tsk tsk... :)
Click preview for larger image, the small preview won't show the texture properly, and, if I may say so myself, it's gorgeous!

Download here and, as always,

Aw, by the way... if the file is too large for some of you, let me know and I'll break it down for easier downloading.

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German ex pat in West Yorkshire, I am living with The Man and 5 crackpot cats in Leeds. When I'm not "improving" something with spray paint and a glue gun or hide behind either a book or a PC screen, I am the deputy (mis)manager of a local bookie. (hey, all those glue sticks aren't free, and a job's a job- or so I keep telling myself!) Feel free to drop me a line, I love to hear from all you guys out there!