Thursday, February 23, 2012

One day...one day.....

This getting up and going to a job you hate lark..................I have been doing it for WAY TOO many years now. Plod, plod, plod. I mean, I like routine and I like security and I like the cheque at the end of the month....but so many times the getting up and getting on with it and the wasting of a life business does get me down a little. Ah well................time to shower/get dressed/venture out into the world. When will this fun ever stop? A girl can only enjoy herself so much you know......

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cannot get enough....

Of these......


Is there a 'do not exceed in one day' total do you think?

Monday, February 20, 2012

The wonders of the modern age....

Have just been on 'skype' with my very beautiful daughter, who is away at University.
Me and the 21st century? we're like that.....imagine the hand gesture that goes there folks........
She is in her room and we are here in the sitting room and via the wonder that is t'internet we saw each other.........happy days.
We are both very excited about her brother getting married....albeit in Spring 2014......and are already talking outfits and hairdos...premature perhaps? Who cares..I might need 2 years to diet and choose a hat!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Tagged by Mr A.I.R.

I think this might be the first time I have been tagged, so I am happy to oblige, even if I am not sure who to 'pass' it on to.....anyway....moving on...

Order of business -

Post 11 random facts about yourself.
Answer 10 questions set by whoever tagged you.
Pick 10 people to tag.
Set 10 new questions.

So Andy at http://bats-dans-my-belfry.blogspot.com/  has me pondering while stroking my chin and looking skyward.....10 random facts eh?

1. ...........imagine tumbleweed..........

1. I say 'best place in all the world' everynight when I get into bed.......sad aren't I?
2. I would love to drive really fast just once.
3. Was offered ski lessons by a well know ski professional in Austria once.....but as I would rather poke my eyes out with a stick rather than ski I declined the kind offer........and I was only 17 and I suspect it wasn't  ski -ing (how do you spell that?) that he really had in mind.
4. Don't bite my nails.

Cor....this is riveting stuff isn't it?

5. I truly do think that I should be in charge. Of everything. All the time.
6. Sometimes the sky is so beautiful and big it makes me  feel emotional.
7. I have a friend who bullies me slightly......but that's ok because she needs to bully somebody slightly and unbeknownst to her, I let her bully me......I think of it as I gift that I give to her.
8. I would love, love, love to buy myself a big beautiful solitaire diamond ring......but as we need to keep paying the mortgage and bills and support kids and eat and drive etc., the buying of the ring is not top of the list at the moment.
9. I love Disco. And yet I can't dance. In my memory though the 70's were just lovely.
10. I never have, and I never will, but I would love to learn something outrageously 'not me' and then just do it, out of the blue, in front of my husband, kids, and friends.....something like amazing gymnastics (ha!) or fire eating or building a car or speaking a foreign language fluently or walking the Santiago de Compostela route.
11. I was once hypnotised (not by a magician......by a doctor) and it was an amazing experience. Afterwards, I felt happy, and calm and just lovely.

Right, now I have to answer 10 questions -

  1. What personal possession would you save from the house if it were to inexplicably catch fire?
  2. If you won £45m on the lottery, what would be the very first thing you bought?
  3. What has been the best moment of the last 12 months?
  4. And the worst?
  5. Who was your childhood hero?
  6. If you found a twenty pound note in the street, would you keep it or hand it in?
  7. What's your favourite TV show ever?
  8. What's the most you've ever lost in a bet?
  9. How did you get to work today?
  10. If you could be the best in the world at one sport, what would it be?
okay......answers to the above are
photos on memory sticks/time.... to think about what to do with all that money, by staying in a hotel with me and mine for a night or two/walking out of Auschwitz with the mister/being in hospital with my parents all night/Jo in Little Women/keep it/too many to call it/don't bet/car/running.

Nearly there folks...keep up.........so now I have to pass this on to 10 others who will answer 10 questions I post......here are the questions

Shoplifting - have you ever?
Slapping children - yes or no?
Shower every day?
All is fair in love and war - yes or no?
Que jumping - do you?
Social class barriers in Britain - vanishing or not?
Cap on benefits - yes or no?
Marmite?
Why blog? (nicked that one from Mr AIR)
Tribute bands? yes or no?

So I pass this on to the following people, and wonder whether or not they will do it...mmm time will tell.

Trish at     http://mumsgoneto.blogspot.com/
LMSG at      http://ladymondegreenssecretgarden.blogspot.com/
Steve at     http://bloggertropolis.blogspot.com/
Macy at     http://theviewfrommacy.blogspot.com/
Marcheline at      http://mrssplapthing.blogspot.com/
Nana at     http://nanagogoblogs.blogspot.com/
Katy at     http://katyboo1.wordpress.com/
Isabelle at     http://in-this.blogspot.com/
Moannie at     http://theviewfromthisend.blogspot.com/
Sensibilia at    http://teambooklover.blogspot.com/


And , sadly, because I am greatly afflicted with 'useless on the laptop/interweb/gadgets' not all of the above are highlighted for some reason, but I'm sure it will all be ok in the end.....

Moannie....if you are reading this then feel better and you are excused if you wish!

Ok Thats all folks............x

Monday, February 6, 2012

State of play today......bits and bobs....

So....moving on from gripes and groans and tales from Emergency ward 10, I feel the need to 'lighten up' and not be such a doomy dora here at 'needs dusting towers'.
This is a photo of the long lens that I can put on my camera if I ever have the urge to pretend I  know what I am doing. In all honesty, and I do have an opticians appointment tomorrow, I don't seem to be able to focus very well with my eyes let alone focus with  something you can twizzle and turn and zoom in and out with....but I do intend to take lots more pictures this year, so however blurry or bland they are I'm going to click away and see what happens.

On Saturday night we had friends over for dinner, and they valiantly braved walking in the snow to eat homemade lasagne with us - how nice is that? Sharing food and drink and having a laugh is a little piece of pleasure in a working week don't you think?
As you can see, I still have stuff to put away sitting on the kitchen table and a little 'wax' problem in the dining room to deal with
These candles were lit and drip drip dripped onto a lampshade below without us noticing
Shall I just let the wax dry and harden and then chip off? all hints gratefully received, although I suspect the lampshade may have had it......I can always put a bit of magnolia on the wall though, and truth be told, we had such a lovely evening the wax issue is a tiny one.

I spent some time today, just for a change 'cough', reading lots of blogs, and as much as I love all the regular ones I visit (you know who you are), I feel like finding some new blogs to read to add to my list of favourites.... a bit like browsing in a book shop even though you will never abandon your favourite author? have you ever felt that way?

I fell over  a month ago (no drink involved either!) and sprained my ankle and bruised and bumped my shins............the swelling and bruising is gone now but I still have lumps on my shins...is that normal do you think? they are a bit like ganglions and I am tempted to hit them with a big book but I am a bit of a big girls blouse in the inflincting pain on myself area........

I am a lucid dreamer and always mull over my previous nights adventures when I have my morning cup of tea...........and last night I had a very curious dream about Paul McCartney.......is he ill? he was in my dream....did I read something about him in the newspaper? mmmm...

If I don't stop tapping away at this keyboard then this post will continue on with lots of little bits of nothing ......which is guaranteed to bore the pants off anybody still reading who is hoping that my rambling might be going somewhere? sorry!

More coherent 'themed' posts maybe this year - and hopefully better photographs.

Sunday.....

Spending an hour at an allotment open day in the sunshine. A toasted croissant slathered in butter for breakfast. Drying washing on a line...