Tuesday, March 30, 2010


This is outside a 'ladies fashion' shop locally.......y'know the sort of place....sells 'mother of the bride' outfits. Each time I walk past I look at the pastel dress/coat combo, or skirt and fancy jacket type thing and all the big hats, and wonder if my children will ever marry and will I ever want to wear something like this? I don't care if they never marry..I just want them to have love in their lives, and health and happiness and a smidgeon of sadness to temper the good, and make them appreciate what them have. This sign made me smile when I first saw it...is she in a pushchair? what exactly is she wearing? and the homemade-ness of it appeals...but the clothes? Oh heaven forbid...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

prepped for decorating.....




Carpet is up.....new carpet ordered.....walls are ready for filling/wallpapering/painting......paint chosen...all clutter is now on the landing and in the spare room....how strange that we finally get around to doing my daughters bedroom in the last few months before she goes to University....

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reels....quick..quick..dangerous.......

Have been feeling...anxious...agitated...not sleeping and then dozing and waking up with a heavy lead feeling inside. Have done a mental tick list....family? friends? work? money? but only have the same old same old issues (and mighty heavy ones) there, so carry on regardless...such is life..but this feeling is like sensing that something not good is just about to happen........but I guess looking and listening for it is not the way to go......and then last night, I was with my oldest friend at a Dubliners concert ........ St Patricks day......and the foot tapping and thigh slapping and singing and music just made me.... relax....breathe...smile....appreciate the way music and voices in unison can make your heart expand.......what will be will be....enjoy the here and now.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Toothache for days..dentist today...just sensitivity she says...fillings seem ok...maybe this is natures way of telling me to eat less.......
p.s....her car has passed its MOT....its insured....she just needs to pass her test now....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Went to the pictures tonight with the Mr and our daughter and boy mate (not boyfriend..just mate)...film was not my choice and was just teeeedious...long, predictable, boring and not time I will ever get back again on this planet...and I remembered why I like to watch films at home....your own house is cosy, warm, convenient, not full of strangers who talk or cough or snog or text...and if you don't like the film you can just stop it and watch something else.......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oh f..k....why did I feel the need to post that? She had two A's last year but needed a resit this year.... and she did it....worked hard and got another A ..but she would hate it if she thought I blogged about it...........she has had a year out working and turning into a beautiful young woman...I will miss her dreadfully when she goes to Uni.,.....another chapter in both of our lives just starting I guess...every day above ground is a good one...
My baby....my girl....mo cridhe (newly learnt ... hope the teacher does'nt mind?) has 3 'A's at A level...am so proud....love you sweetpea xxx

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Looking forward to some of this next week..

Sunday, March 7, 2010


If you don't pass your driving test...come home and make yourself some vanilla cakes. They were delicious darling. Next time (and with a different examiner..bitch from hell) sweetpea..next time...love you ..mom xx

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I am wearing a pair of black cords .... yes cutting edge fashion wise me....and when I bought them not many months ago they were slightly too big...I hang my head in shame now because the stomach/arse/hips/combo is squeezed into spaces where there should be much more freedom to move...and the urge to undo the top button after dinner is ever present.......oh I am such a weak person...malteser anyone?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Its been niggling at me ... the thought that my last post could make me look like a right idiot...I feel that explanations are in order....I now know I am demented as I am typing this to make myself feel better....sigh. So, stolen something...I aided and abetted my big brother to steal a bottle of pop from a fish and chip shop (under duress I might add) when I was 7.....have never forgotten it and still don't drink anything fizzy unless it's champagne (oh alright..cava too).
Canoed..yes with school and the swimming pool was ok but once let loose on the river I SO did'nt like it. Farted in public.....well more than farted actually and I was MORTIFIED....but I was lying on a delivery table trying to give birth to my daughter and they had been giving me iron injections for weeks.....I am very regular in the bowel movement area so the poor nurses that had to ahem..wipe my arse were just wonderful....and my baby was 10.5 pounds!
Been arrested..well in mitigation I was 17 living in Germany supposedly drink driving but actually wasnt and the charge was dropped....and hand fed a squirrel in Regents Park once..wouldnt go near the bloody things now.........So...how deadly boring am I then? Not exactly Mata Hari eh?

Blowing the dust off the blog......

And in other news.......... I have decided to retire at Christmas. This will be a reduction in money coming in but hopefully a better qua...