16 January 2012


Morning Muffins!

I think it's fair to say I'm not firing on all cylinders at the moment. I have a House Buyers Related Nervous Tic, a stoopid cough I've not really shifted since last November and it's well over a week now since I conducted the Toe/ Door Frame Experiment and as I'm still hobbling, I think it's fair to conclude that the problem is not muscular. Ok, Ok, I can hear you! But let me explain to you exactly why I am not going to the Doctor.

Aside from the fact that I'll probably just get a tubigrip, and a pat on the back, trying to get an appointment at our surgery is more than a little faffy. It goes a little something like this. Reception opens at 8am...

08:00 Commence phone calls at two minute intervals, getting cut off each time, after approximately 6 rings

08:17 Re-commence phone calls every two minutes, getting cut off after approximately 6 rings, after getting cut off from First Contact with Reception (insert several rude words here)

08: 53 Short recess for ranting purposes

09:02 Make Second Contact with Reception, drop phone with shock

09:03 Conversation with Receptionist proceeds along these lines...

Me; I'd like to make an appointment with my Doctor please
Receptionist; Certainly, we have 29 March free
Me; Ok, would it be possible to see an alternative Doctor any sooner, maybe today
Receptionist; We're running Triage today
Me; Great, what does that mean
(note; they don't run triage every day, they literally make it up as they go along, so you don't know what the hell is going on, ever)
Receptionist; I'll put your name on the list and then a Doctor will call you to discuss your symptoms and decide if you need to come in for an appointment
Me; Right. What time will the Doctor call
Receptionist; Today

09:10 - 14:37 Lurk around phone waiting for it to ring

14:38 Phone rings. Sweet Cheeks answers saying Mummy can't talk right now, she's on the toilet

14:39 Speak to Doctor who eventually/ reluctantly offers an appointment at 17:40

18:15 Finally approach Medical Practitioner

And that, my friends, is why I'm still limping! ;)

Anyway, you know what Monday morning means, don't you? Time for a Cupcake! This week, Our Lovely Louise has chosen Born on a Winter's Day, which basically, is winter birthdays! Pop over to Cupcake to see the fabby creations from the girls, and get all the prize details, kindly provided this week, by My Mum's Craft Shop.

By the way, you know I like to get songs in your head when you visit me? There are two references in this post, have you spotted them? One is quite obvious, the other a little subtle...

I'll be back a little later with my Pollycraft post.

I would like to enter this card at:

Addicted to stamps - Blue
Charisma - Happy Birthday
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - Stamp it Pretty
Winter Wonderland - Birthday Wishes

Stash Alert!
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Image: Magnolia


Daniele said...

sounds like our doctors its ridiculous now if you are ill you need to Know in advance......lol, I had to take Ethan the other week and when I finally got thorugh at about 9.30 there was only 1 appointment with 1 doctor and because his mum couldn't take him I had to.....furious Nana. On the bright side your card is divine, I love the doodling which I think it alot harder to do than it looks.

Margreet said...

Lovely card Faye....using a Tilda is unusual for you????....good luck with your toe!
xxx Margreet

catherine said...

fantastic card and I hope you have luck at the doctors. I normally spend ages trying to get through to be told all appts have gone.
x catherine

Jane said...

Doctors receptionists...you gotta love 'em! The moral is that in most cases you will in fact recover from 'condition' way before your appointment date arrives. Failing that, you should have accepted that 'Emergency' appointment when offered even though the Law of Sod will still dictate you won;t need it on the day and get told off too.
Lovin' your blue card today xx

Jo said...

Ooooooooh not good that you are still hobbling! if you get no joy at your GP, how about going to A&E? they can rule out a break with a xray.
Sorry the house buyers are stressing you too :(

another gorgeous card hunni, fabby colouring on kraft, and a fantastic layout, love it! xx

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie, I do wish you could feel better soon ! I won't mention the doctor but you should have your toe checked... (Do I sound like your Mum ???. I think I am old enough to be your Mum actually !!!) Your card is so so pretty, I love the different papers and your colouring on kraft is stunning... Take good care of yourself Fluff ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Unknown said...

Ohhh I likey... a lot... the colouring on kraft is superb fluff.. and you have me addicted to this doodling malarkey now lol..

Hope stubbed toe gets better soon... sending a HUGE hug xxx

Brodders said...

Good job you dont craft with your feet then lol
Love how you have coloured the Kraft x Hope you have a good week (no more hobbling) love Jane x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Why not try a hobble in centre hun, sounds like that might be better than waiting for your doctor,
Your card is gorgeous, I love the tilda and your fab colouring.
Kevin xx

Claire said...

OMG I don't ever have such problems with my doctors, they are so good and I can always get an appointment pretty much when I want or at least talk to a doctor on the phone. Your card is brilliant, this would be a great way to use scraps up. Hugs, Claire x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The card is fab, the colouring on kraft is fantastic!
As I come from ABBA land, the only song I get in my head is Ring, Ring! That tells my age as well, he he.

Hope the toe will mend soon sweetie, take care!

Warm hugs

coops said...

hahaaha yep thats my doctors too.lines open at 8.30am,.constantly engaged and when you do get through, guess what no appointments left,grrrrrrrrr :D
love your card hun, stunning blue colours and your colouring on the kraft is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Hi Faye, great card - love the craft and your layout.

You wanna move to somewhere in the sticks (assuming you aren't already living in the sticks) like me - no probs getting thro to the Drs or an appt. Ring at 8.30 in at 1pm!!


PS - Maybe A&E for the toe, can't be good if you are still hobbling.

Cat's sCrap said...

Fabulous card. Beautiful layout with magnificent papers. Gorgerous work of colours on Tilda. Excellent work ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz on our 3rd birthday this week.

Hugs from France.

downrightcrafty said...

a great take on this weeks theme at the Winter Wonderland with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested

Louise said...

Hi Faye totally loving your card it is gorgeous and boy did you make me smile and I know exactly where you are coming from our doctors are as bad.
Hugs louise xx

maxine said...

A beautiful card Faye, I love how you've coloured the image x

Leah l'Orange said...

girrrrrl, this is fab! i love her "cupcake" - that could work, right? a snow cupcake? just don't eat it!

trying to get the gist of the song thing - i'm going to love visiting (even more now!) just to play the game! oh, and to admire your gorje work. which i'm thrilled you shared with us at Charisma! xo

Shelly said...

I LOVE this card Fluff! I may have to pinch your layout... great for using up scraps. The blues are perfect, and I really admire your doodling! Urm as for the doc... it'll be simpler (and quicker) to get an appointment with my doctor, but it'd mean you'd have to travel lol ;) Not good when hobbling I admit... hope you got sorted! Shelly x

Christel said...

I love all the little pices of paper you´ve used as a background. Love ways to use theese small pieces. Tilda is as usual supercute! Come and play with us at charisma cardz again soon.
Hugs Christel

Delphine said...

Do I need to tell you what I think about your card... It has everything I love on it and you know it!!! I love your blues and kraft, fantastic colouring of this adorable image... Such pretty papers everywhere, my favourite snowflakes and your doodling... Gorgeous! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, love the coloured image on kraft card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Debbie said...

What a sweet Tilda image ... thanks so much for sharing her with us at TKJ this week :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Faye, love the different design papers you've used and your fab doodling, mine wouldn't turn out that neat lol! :) Donna ♥ x

having a {me} day said...

Oh my! This is fabulous! You do the colouring on kraft thing so well. And I love all the paper strips behind. Sorry to hear about your drs experience. I used to belong to a drs like that and then I moved and cannot believe the service that I receive. They even call me if they think of something extra after I have left an appointment! I hope your luck changes with them. keeleyxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow love your story, you tell a story so well, love your card too, awesome colouring and lovely design, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Mandy said...

Lol Faye that sounds familiar.
Beautiful card, your colouring is fab :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our January Blues challenge :)
hugs Mandy xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Come and live in Guildford. My doctors are lovely and I have lots of stash to play with too! Love your beautiful colourwork on this Tilda, Fluff! GORGEOUS! Hugs, Lesley

Debbie Carriere said...

This is fantastic!! Love the colors, your coloring, and the doodled frames! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal!!