Monthly Archives: March 2006

Moved one step closer to providing our next SG-me product…


and the machinery is on order/snow shipped, in readiness for us to provide tumbled glass for your dhoric {hope I’ve spelt that right Sid} projects.

Apparently the very lovely Timbo Holtz covers this in his new DVD “The Journey Continues”.

So watch this space in about a week for a progress report.

Order status: all today’s orders have been packed and have left the Galaxy. One pending one, should leave tomorrow.

Have a good evening blogetts.

Galaxy Girl

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So pumped full of sunshine, you better pray….


that I don’t have a need to bend over in the next few months or so – but hold your sungalsses in readiness.

Thanks so much to our Senior Managers for such an uninspiring delivery.

OK, enough, I hear you cry, we understand that you would much, much rather be packing craft and organising the Troops in the Galaxy, but just put up with it for a wee bit longer, and we will let you alcohol ink their Pride Awards and alter their risk assessments into fetching Brag books for the grandparents!

If you get a chance check out the www.barbados.org site for some lovely tropical pictures.

Kerrin popped in today, which was nice cos I haven’t seen her for a few weeks, and she is off to SA for a well earned rest and recoup. Her other half is running a marathon and a half, so we will be standing by with a wet towel and pint for him on their return. Have a great time guys.

I got a really lovely email today from a customer, and I really love to get such great feedback. Thank you, thank you – I did my happy dance.

All orders up-to-date, just the one pending which looks likely to go out if all is well tomorrow or Friday.

Rightho, taking my little sunstroked head off to beddiebies now. As an aside, has anyone heard Kirsty’s podcast, I have been so busy trying to hide in the shade I’ve not had time to look/read my usual fave bloggs today.

Kirsty, if you are reading this, I’ve not forgotten I need to send you a prize for your Challenge, but just waiting for some bits to go towards it. If it gets a bit urgent give me a bell, and I really love your Cafepress T-shirts, I want one, and will order myself one asap.

Galaxy Girl

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Not wishing to cause panic, but seems there might be an Alcohol Ink problem….


I finally got my order yesterday from the supplier, which regular blogettes will know has taken quite a bit of time to get here, and have to say quite a bit of effort too, but that’s another courier story.

The supplier actually did quite well for a change, and all but one of the bits were there. The fact that it was a vital bit that was missing’s also another story.

More importantly, it was the note enclosed that caused my heart to stop. Apparently, due to new European directives on packaging Ranger cannot ship further alcohol inks to the UK (or presumably Europe) until they resolve and get approved the new packaging. Apparently they are working on this, but there were no time scales given. There are stocks with this supplier, but obviously they are now beginning to deplete, hence my one item the non show of the Nature Walk ones.

It wasn’t clear if it was just with this particular supplier, or whether it was all suppliers, but it truly is a very worrying thing to read. What am I to do without my beloved Alcohol Inks, I can feel my breathing quickening and my pulse racing at the thought.

Today I’m gonna make a phone call to a friend, who has recently been buying direct from Ranger, and see if she has any further info. I will report back.

Meanwhile though, business as usual at the Galaxy, only Nature Walk not in stock, we have re-stock of all the others.

All orders (bar one) packed and ready to go out, and one being processed.

I had a late night last night, as I had to phiff around with supplier/courier calls {and kick butt}, which put me being, pick up Hayley and hightail to Drummer’s gig in Tunbridge Wells. It was good – always is – especially Holly’s set (deffo one to watch that girl for the future), and Drummer’s set too with singer Jim {such a funny boy}. Even though Drummer has been moaning about it, personally I loved his oh Denee Denee (not sure if it’s spelt right) by Blondie, and Baggy Trousers was great with great dance routine. However, I have been going to his gigs since he was 13, and I can now understand that when your family get the breaks and make the big time that families are almost never seen at gigs – they have served their time, and it’s lost the appeal. Don’t get me wrong I am so proud of him, but it’s just the waiting around bit that gets to me, and I know that he is an exceptional drummer, but I’ve seen it like sooooooo many times.

It’s all new to Hayley though, and she enjoyed herself, but she’s not a great crowd person like Rob, so finds it all a bit of an ordeal with the crowds, strangers and noise.

Oh well, off to the Society of complete Blah soon, so need to shower and make myself beautiful {no chance}. Have the joys of a corporate cascade today, and the big wigs trying to pump more sunshine than Barbados in a sunny period up my behind. Joy.

Galaxy Girl

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On suppliers that loose order, and then find them again…


after over a week, and several phone calls – yep them same one as usual. They are amzingly awful, I must, must, must find alternative suppliers to them.

But, hooray, order was finally sent out by courier last night, and should arrive today – always assuming of course that the courier can be bothered this time, and I don’t have to drive to the Isle of Grain again – I really will be hopping mad if that happens.

Apart from the above, it was a nothing day yesterday, the usual blah, blah, blah at the Society of blahness, I never knew that 8 hours could fee so long.

There are 3 orders now waiting to go out when the goods arrive – this is not something that makes me happy – I like to process, pack and ship them immediately – so it is causing me a great deal of personal apprehension. Further order is waiting for the payment to clear.

The order that I started to put together with a new supplier on Sunday, is now nearly ready to go, I just need to confirm some product codes with them today.

Also waiting for some personal orders to come through, the Fluid Matte Medium and Brown Staz-on from Paperartsy (fingers crossed with a splodger), and a book about Paisley – working on some new designs, and that’s by way of reasearch.

Today at lunchtime I need to meet Drummer boy to nail a shirt for his gig tonight – why does he always leave it to the last minute to get organised – he’s know about this gig since for 2 months.

Then this evening Hayley and I are off to watch the gig – fortunately, this time it is taking part in a nice hotel, with a decent bar and seating and with good food on order – so quite looking forward to it {not sure about my ears though, they are normally ringing by the time I’ve spent 4 hours by an amp}.

Picture uploaded is for no particular reasons, just a picture of my Smallest Minkey, and Kirsty, oh Kirsty, bad girl I check last night and still no podcat – I NEED to hear it?

Have a good day all blogettes.

Galaxy Girl

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Quote Sunday {well almost – more a thought really}..


1 Commonwealth divided into 71 Countries divided into 4,500 athletes provides us with courage, self-belief (and sometimes doubt I should think) which equals AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS and PRIDE.

Galaxy Girl

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Well, so far I’m having a lovely day….


got Blackcurrant Sundaes from Drummer and a lovely pressie from Smallest Minkey. Drummer put something lovely on the back of the card. Darn thing is out of focus a bit, no idea why.

I’ve just finished my Mum’s card too, which is on my desk drying.

I am reasonably alone, just Drummer, the Cat and me. I’ve watched the end of Meet Joe Black, what a great film – it made me cry.

I now have a shower and eating a few of my l’il beauties, and then start putting together an order with a new supplier on my agenda. Then, I’m going back to bed, yes bed, this is such a treat.

The house is a mess, and I have done no housewifely things at all today – and do ya know what, I don’t care.

Hope you are all having a good day too Blogettes. Ohhhhhh, just remembered, got the podcast to listen to later too. whoohoooo.

Galaxy Girl

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Forgive me Blogettes, I have sinned, and

not blogged for awhile, but have been bogged down with allsorts of nothing really. Just work, business, you know!

In a mood of high ol anticipation this evening awaiting the Kirsty and Anna podcast.

I’ve just tracked down the Cathy Z one that they had mentioned awhile ago, and spent 20 odd minutes listening and creating – finally got on the right side of the envie for the Animal Deco book – and yes, I know that I have been saying I was going to do it for about a month!!

Also made my own Mothers Day card for the shoppingly challenged Drummer Boy, but he has to put 10 things he loves about me on the back – as pay back for being such a lazysob.

I have also been made aware that I have something special for tomorrow – insert praying for Blackcurrant Sundaes as it has been a week since I induldged {thank you Marks & Spencer for not stocking them in Sevenoaks}.

Smallest Minkey is away with her best friend ZM at Grease in Tunbridge Wells. They have both gone off dolled up to the nines, mine with her tarty silver handbag, and ZM with her pressie from Lydia, a beaded flower one fro Accesorize. Yep, my baby is deffo growing up. I really should put some pics up of her, she is such a sweetie.

I won’t see her til tomorrow night as the Slave is picking her up from sleepover tonight with ZM, and they are going off to MIL for the day. My treat, and it’s a biggie for me is to spend the day alone (well kinda, it is unlikley that Drummer will venture from his cave much). Boy, am I looking forward to it.

My Ma is currently away with her Sister, as it’s my uncle’s 70th Birthday. Happy Birthday Uncle Lol.

Have spent a completely lazy day today, helped Minkey with her getting ready routine, and then dropped her off in the village at ZM’s. Slave and I hightailed it over to Sainsbury’s to pick up some supplies, and then we have vegged out. Guy cooked a stonking meal of Satay Chicken and Noodles, followed by Woodland Fruit Strudel.

Still waiting for some stock items to get here so that I can despatch these two orders that have been hanging around – I hate it when that happens.

Oh well, gonna keep my Honey happy and watch the last bit of Ice Age with him.

Galaxy Girl

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