Thursday, 31 December 2009
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Katie sat on the London Midland train, on her way home from another busy day behind the counter at Cartridge World. She flipped through her copy of Metro and filled in a few squares of the sudoku.
She hummed along to the Coldplay, Will Young and Rihanna songs on her iPod until she was interrupted by Amy Winehouse playing from her phone. She answered it to find her friends Sophie and Charlotte had sent her a video of themselves posing in their new Twilight tee-shirts.
Katie sent Sophie a text in return and reminded her of their long-awaited trip to London to see the Take That concert.
'CU@ O2 2MOR'
She turned to the newspaper's TV listings and planned her night in. The One Show, How Clean Is Your House? and Celebrity Big Brother would pass the time away, she decided. There was a clash at 9 o'clock so she decided to watch Spooks and record Heroes on Sky+. The hard drive was getting a bit full though, but she reckoned she could make some time to watch an old episode of 24 or Torchwood she had lurking on there. Then she fancied snuggling up in bed watching the Freeview box - Family Guy on BBC3 or Skins on E4, maybe.
Turning the page, Katie saw the review for the previous night's Ashes To Ashes. She groaned as she realised she'd forgotten about it but made a mental note to catch up with it on the iPlayer over the weekend.
She logged into her bank account on her iPhone, checked the balance and smiled at the extra cash she had in there. Her Irish Facebook friend Tara had sent her 10 Euros via PayPal for her birthday and, in an impetuous moment, she paid it into her Paddy Power account and gambled it on an accumulator, guessing the winners of The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and I'm A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here. Joe McElderry, Chris Hollins and Gino D'Acampo - result!
The train pulled into the station and the man in the aisle seat briefly took his eyes from his Da Vinci Code paperback to let Katie past. As she began the short walk home, she could almost smell the aroma of sushi drifting on the wind from her kitchen, waiting for her to arrive. Then before she could calculate how many minutes she'd have to spend on her Wii Fit to burn it off, Jonas, the neighbours' Labradoodle, barked his welcome home.
Friday, 25 December 2009
Click the... oh if you don't know what to do by now you never will.
A big big thank you to everyone who's visited my advent calendar this month. I hope you've enjoyed the treats I laid in wait for you. I'd better start searching for stuff to put in the next one, I've only got 11 months! (Oh and I haven't forgotten I've got 2 graphics to fix, I'll sort those out after Christmas and I'll let you know so you can see them. As well as on here, they're archived on my Facebook page.)
Join me after Christmas as I present my look back on the year and the decade. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and you'll be the first to know when I update.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Click the pic - you'll have to do it today to get the best effect.
Don't forget, there'll be a final entry tomorrow. I won't keep you long, I promise, but it's another one you can only see on the day. So please spare me a couple of minutes while you're digesting the turkey!
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
The fire's out so it's safe to click the grate.
NOTE: The links I'll be posting for the last 2 entries will be live on that day only, so make sure you're here to see them in all their glory! I'll try and get them ready for you in plenty of time (allowing for gift wrapping and snack arranging).
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Click the 15. (Eek! 25-15 = 10 days to go!)
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Chrtistmas fairy transports you away when you click her with magic mousey.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Piccy-clicky as usual.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Click on the 5 to find out why.
PS: After an emergency dash to the Apple Shop, the computer's working fine now so normal service will be resumed tomorrow. I'll probably tart up the graphics for today and yesterday when I get some spare time, too. Oh dear, it never rains but it pours, doesn't it?
Friday, 4 December 2009
Apologies for the more basic graphics. I've hit some serious computer problems so I've got to keep this as simple as possible at the moment. I'll still be posting my links though, so make sure you keep visiting!
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Click on the number to be transported away.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Every day between now and the 25th (yep, I'll even be here Christmas Day) I'll be putting up a mystery link to a brilliant bit of Christmas-related art, design or media. It could be anything - a silly photo, a drool-inducing recipe, a classic video or a gift for the man/woman/child/pet who has everything.
So here to kick us off is one of the greatest ever pieces of marketing, which many people now consider to be the official start of Christmas (and which caused an outrage when it was dropped for a year in 2006).
Just click on the big number (designed © yours truly, by the way) and enjoy. Hint, there's more than 1 thing it links to, so let it run on.