Monday, 28 January 2013


The name for my blog comes from my dark secret, love for telenovelas.
Juana La Virgen, Mi Gorda Bella.....
I wish they would get shown more, as I thoroughly enjoy the insanity that is telenovela.
Eastenders ain't got shit on them. Hah

Also I used to love Los Serrano. Excellent show.
I'd rather watch these than some of the crappier reality shows. Either people are truly getting dumber, or then we are letting our entertainment go down with the quality.
Comedy nowadays is awkward and unfunny. That's why when I saw a boxset of The Fast Show, I bought it, as investing 5 euros into something that is actually funny, even years after, is money well spent.
What happened to comedy, Father Ted was brilliant, there are heaps of shows from the 90's and early 00's, and now we have really boring, unwitty, unfunny, awkward and just plain dumb shows on.
I stopped watching them and keep good company with Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama and the oldies.Or then it's just me getting older.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Some serious stuff...

Yeah, I know, dailyfail yadi yada yada....But this time, this article was actually pretty good.
I have a daughter and almost every day, I think of how to help her grow into a healthy, wholesome and clever woman.
We have had toys, both for boys and girls, same as clothes. When she was 3, we watched a lot of the old Spiderman-cartoons, and she wanted clothes with pictures of Spiderman. And most clothes for girls are just endless pink frills and princessy stuff. So I had to buy her boys clothing, so she gets the images she wanted.
Why are kids so hardly pushed into extreme moulds. There is something called balance, to keep both sides there, feminine and masculine. Neither of them are better from each other, but when both sides are balanced, it makes things a lot easier.
Being a total princess, or tomboy makes you lose out on things. Learning to break free from the moulds people try to put others has been one of the biggest challenges of my life, and I'm getting there slowly, but surely.
I wouldn't blame just toys, or media, but bad parenting put together with these things just makes the soup a lot to handle.
I find it strange how men are raised with the thought that empathy/sympathy and certain levels of tenderness are cowardly and un-manly, and somehow makes them girly. Empathy/sympathy shouldn't be gender-dependent.
Also women who like DIY or can handle tools, and are straight forward are considered as tomboys, or at least manly.
It's all these stereotypes that we keep on teaching to our own kids, instead of trying to learn to balance things.
And as it comes to sexualisation. When you are a parent, you become very aware of everything being sold with sex. Music, clothes, soaps, tv shows, perfumes etc etc. The list goes on.
In the old days sex stayed in the bedroom. Now it's on the streets, newspapers, adverts...Music had innuendos, and hidden meanings, now it's just blatant, raunchy and in your face.

I have been extremely lucky to be loved, and raised in a manner that has given me self confidence and ability to use my own brain. We never had money, or toys, or things, or owned a house, a car, but I did grow up into a chick with some cojones.

This is what I try to teach my own daughter. Like whatever she wants, be confident, love herself as she is, love the imperfections too, and that bad days happen to everybody, we just need to learn how to deal with them the best way possible. Life isn't a picnic, things sometimes go wrong, sad things happen, and you can't control every aspect of your life.

I don't want to sound patronising, or mean, but I want to get people to get their brain switched back on. As it seems to have been on the OFF-mode for waaaayyyyyyy too long.

I could keep on going on these subjects forever, but I won't.

Toodle pip dudes and dudettes...

Thursday, 17 January 2013

A quick pic do

More stuff made...Crochet, sewing, hama beads, playing with bleach....

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Feckin' lurgy!

I was able to avoid the dreaded snots for pretty long, but it has finally reached my household. Manny has the manflu and le child is snotty. I have a headache and a hedgehog lodging in my throat.
And it's gotta be bad if even music won't lift my moods...And that gives me a good bridge..
metal, rap, jazz, blues, classical, pop, rock, new age, happy hardcore....
I like 'em all.
I'm a stubborn donkey, and won't have anybody telling me what I can listen to and what not.
I used to like mostly metal and rock, but age has brought me this new found confidence with experimenting "new" music, and I like it.
I've let myself dive about youtube and checking old and new artists.
So no matter what you are, let music talk to you, not your friends or anybody else. If you're a metalhead and like rap, or pop etc, embrace it. Same goes for anything really.
That's my wisdom for the night.

Ta ta bitches.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Stuff I do....

I'm crafty, but my strength is in the making process, rather than the result...So sometimes the stuff I make isn't pretty, but it has a function.

I worked as a painter decorator and I also have a degree in textiles. So keep them hands busy!

Friday, 11 January 2013

New year, new shit

*plop* and yet another blogger has been born. Like there isn't enough of folk using the great interwebs to post their crafts, ideas, moans, and pictures of what they are wearing.
I have thought about blogging for a long time, but never got around to it.

It will be random, so hope it's entertaining enough to read more....

Will make a little introduction when I have pics to add.

Ta ta for now!