It's good to start the day on a cheery note so have just had a bit of a sing song with the mister....and our song of choice was ' Hole in the Ground' by the genius that is Cribbins.........we did consider 'My Bruvver' by Terry Scott, but let's face it Cribbins was always going to win out...so a little dance on the landing to get the joints going whilst singing 'you can't dig there...dig it elsewhere....your digging it round and it ought to be square..' with a cup of tea is a pretty good start to any day in my book.
What else is new?
I bought a 'new to me' Per Una mac in a charity shop yesterday....and was trying some cords and shirts on in the changing 'room'. Ah yes.... the 'changing room'.....sometimes a clean room with a door and sometimes a scruffy corner with a curtain that doesn't close and is hardly offering any privacy at all. This one wasn't too bad, but the whole time I was there I could hear a chap whistling immediately outside the door and he stayed there for a bit too long and I started to get a bit hot and bothered. I mean at one point I had only my knickers on and my hands across my boobs like Babs Windsor and found myself thinking 'well if the pervert catches a glimpse of something should it be tits or second best knickers?' Anyhoo, after deciding that yes I would buy the M+S cords and Boden shirt I was dressed and emerged into the shop looking for the 'whistler'......he was bald, sweaty, smelly and wearing a pleather jacket and looking through the ladies undies...........I thought that Fate had been unkind enough to him without me giving him a 'stare' so left with my 'new clothes'.
I walked for two hours in the late Autumn sunshine yesterday, around the local area, and as there were so many 'for sale' boards up I was driving myself mad with wondering how I could get my son and daughter on the property ladder....assuming that that is where they want to be...which I am not sure about. My son and his girlfriend have been renting for two years now and it drives me mad to think of all that 'wasted' money, that could have been spent paying a mortgage. I am beginning to think that they are becoming more and more resigned to just renting and never owning, and as the mister points out 'if we were to help them with a deposit, we have to do the same for our daughter..' and I'm not sure we have enough funds ourself to do that.....and also....it's not my business is it? Am I in danger of becoming interfering? should I just let whatever is going to happen happen? sigh......
My ma and pa are in fine form at the moment, which is wonderful, but also quite a novelty....I am slightly afeared that, as this is not the normal way of things, there might be some big disaster looming. But hey...I shouldn't look for trouble should I? It will turn up unannounced in its own good time....
I have the song 'Dolphins' by Fred Neil on my mind, along with 'The Beast in me' by Nick Lowe......both excellent and very 'sing along in your head'.
The mister bought a bread maker in Lidl. He loves gadgets. We will have 'home made' bread for a week or so and then the breadmaker will be put in a cupboard. Like every other gadget. The leaf blower/sucker sat in the shed for years until it seized up. Thankfully he doesn't like pasta or we would have a pasta maker and as neither of us drink coffee we don't need a machine for that. But a breadmaker? I must say I am not convinced that it is a good buy. Last night we had 'bread' and cheese.....but the mister nearly put his back out carrying the loaf to the table.....heavy was the right word I think. A work in progress maybe? Watch this space.
Tomorrow morning we are flying to Seville with friends. With Ryanair. I always get the vapours when we fly with Ryanair. We are taking hand luggage only (for 4 days) and as my son is lending me his DSLR camera and I would quite like to have a change of clothes and a handbag I am dreading the packing that I must do later on. Can I put my handbag across my body and they won't try to make me put it into the suitcase we bought because it said 'cabin suitable'? and can I have the camera around my neck? We have a small suitcase each and now because I have had an email from Ryanair reminding me that I have been cheap and opted only to take carry on luggage, my case must be only certain dimensions and only big enough for a change of pants and a jumper...OR ELSE. The 'or else' being that we will have to pay £40 if it doesn't fit the cage at check in.............we used the same cases with Easyjet and they were ok then but I have a bad feeling about this time........oooh I need to calm down....I am not a smuggler or international crime captain and yet feel nervous already? WTF.....
I am not really sure that these witterings should have been put down in black and white, but as a way of 'emptying my mind' and capturing memories for when I have dementia/alzheimers, I will continue to just tap tap away at the keyboard...although I have been wondering about making this blog less vanilla by being a bit more honest and not filtering so much.....but as my kids and sister know it exists I do hold back ....mmmmm....will give thought to that.
Madame De Farge? In case you are reading... where are you? and Diney? and Alison at Deerbaby? or Life between books? are you all blogging away somewhere else? or tweeting and whatever the next thing is? I accept that you may not be blogging any more on your original sites...but if you are up and running somewhere else I would quite like to 'hear your voices' again? if not then enjoy your 'blogging break' and take care.
There is a full english breakfast with my name on it calling to me....veggie sausage, toms, eggs, bacon, beans, mushroom, toast.......cor have just made myself hungry thinking about it!....must get dressed!
Enjoy your day x