yeah! It worked. Please note the three boxes of Stella Artois holding the tree up.
When I moved in in Feb 05 we made a pact there and then that his bachelor days tradition of standing the tree on Stella would continue. so there it is.
Actually, I quite like it!
And the long promised photo of my Secret Santa gift, a lovely picture sent to me by Lynsey aka Aquarius Angel
big big thank you to you xx


Cd 27 13DPO
Before you go any further – I didn’t test this morning.
I woke up for a pee at 4.15 and knew that whatever way it was to go if I tested there was no way on earth I’d get back to sleep! This night weeing however is a very good sign as I only do in pg. BUT let’s not get our hopes up.
Also as my cycle changes from month to month (29 – 31) I don’t know if I should expect AF Sunday or Tuesday. The girls on the T4AB seem to agree with me on a Sunday due date.
If it was a Tues AF then very little chance of BFP showing up today. I may test tomorrow with DP but am so worried of finding a BPN that sometimes it’s nicer to stay in limbo land bliss and dream.
DP has been out on the razzle a lot recently and I have my christmas party tonight only it’s a posh affari in a top restuarant (I went for the lobster!)so I shan’t be drinking too much anyway. Just a couple of glasses of wine.
I read about Anne’s disappointment with her latest cons apt adn feel for her, I’ve asked her to write to me as there are plenty of people to talk to with a much more positive outlook than what she’s come across so far. I hope she writes me an email.
I’m going to try and upload my tree again, I sent the photos to work to try as couldn’t do it from home for some reason


Ok ladies – let me explain. I have no idea why the photos didn’t come out. I tried (as you can see a few times) but no luck. will try again tonight.
Right down to business what is it CD 26? and DPO 12 well maybe 11. Fact is I should be testing over the weekend.
Now some months my cycle is 29 days and other months it’s 31 so that could take us to Tues. Like in Italy last month it went over and I got all excited but no, it wasn’t meant to be.
I’m off out on my work doo tomorrow night and was thinking of testing but I shall just be gutted if it’s a bad outcome so I just won’t drink. Easy!
I had an interview yesterday as I know the moment I’m pg I will have to give up my job here at the Italian Tourist Board as it is full time and there is no way I’m having a baby at 40 to put him/her in a nursery school every day. I just don’t see the point.
So I’ve been on the look out for alternatives. I came across through a friend Home Inspector Training. Next year as of the 1st of June the government are bringing in a new law that everyone selling a house must get a Home Inspection kit costing around 400 – 500 quid. Of course at the mo’ there isn’t anyone trained so there are various courses to do this. It means you could earn up to 50 grand a year if you work full time or if you just want to do a bit you can earn £200 a pack. Each pack takes about 2.5 hours pluc half and hour writing up on the PC.
Anyway I passed the aptitude test with 80% which pleasantly surprised me here are some of the qu’s that I can remember
1. which is the biggest continent? Africa, Asia or Europe
2. Which is the capital of Australia?
Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra
3. Which is the largest ocean? Atlantic, pacific or Indian?
4. What’s the square of 13?
I didn’t have clue for this last one.
Anyway I’ve been accepted I now need to decide whether to fork out the £5,800 to pay for the course or not.
Tricky one. If AF turns up then I might not as don’t need it immediately. If I get a BFP then I will as if I wait for January it goes up to £7800.
the company is Hip Hip Hooray and they have a dot com website. They subsidise the other £4000 for you on the condition you work for them for 4 yrs but can buy yourself out at any time.
Here are some angels looking down on us ahhhh


A picture of our Christmas tree lit in the evening. Please note it stands on three boxes of Stella (DP’s fave lager) when I moved in certain deals had to be made regarding most decisions. I’m allowed to choose, where, how and most regarding the tree BUT it must stand on the boxes of lager…if that all it takes fine!