Saturday, April 30, 2016

Flying visit.......

Yesterday I was persuaded to get the train down to that there London to meet my sister and niece and my daughter...we were going to have a girls night out....which isn't something we ever really do.....but an opportunity presented itself,  we met, had dinner and danced at Shoreditch House (where the average age is YOUNG) and had a splendid time. Then a lovely big breakfast this morning and home on the fast train this afternoon.....the whole get together was quite last minute and splendid and the best bit for my sister and myself was that 'the girls' (our daughters) wanted to spend time with us.....and were not embarrassed when we did a bit of mum dancing in the disco/club room last night.........................and the next best bit? ...singing together in the uber last night, fuelled by a little wine and a lot of happiness.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Builder, builder wherefore art thou?

The builder must be somewhere.
The builder who turns up on time.
The builder who doesn't do a sharp intake of breath and frown when you say what the job is going to be.
The builder who listens to your request and makes suggestions that make you say oh yes how wonderful.
The builder who genuinely is a talented, decent, hard working, honest person who will do the job for fair recompense.
The builder who comes with good recommendation and is able to show you work completed nearby.
The builder who will work on this job only and get it done in the quoted time (ok I'll allow for weather and unforseen circumstances) and on budget.
Do I ask too much?
Surely there is someone somewhere?
What price would you estimate for a single storey semi detached full width extension?
Perhaps large sums of money are ways of saying they don't want the job?
Or maybe I am ignorant of true costs.
Or maybe I just haven't found my builder yet..............

Sunday, April 24, 2016


My husband hit the nail on the head when we were talking about doing the house up once the extension is built......'we've old peopled our house too early' is what he said and he is right. No stair lifts or rails in the bathroom yet, but when the kids were here and we had no money, we bought reproduction furniture that I am quite happily going to throw on a bonfire in the next year, and as a natural and sentimental hoarder I have cupboards full of things and bits and crap....but now I'm having one of those 'why do I have stuff?' moments...and am looking forward to de-cluttering this year.
Watch this space.

Sunday, April 17, 2016


We were out last night.
We were out the Saturday night before that.
What giddy gadabouts we have become.
At my age being in bed at 9.30 is a good thing....not so when you are young, as twenty somethings we used to drink while we were getting ready to go out at about 10 and never came home till the early hours...couldn't do it now...those days are long gone.
Last night was fun though, we took big sis to an ELO concert as a birthday treat.....a good time was had by all.

At the moment we are trying to find a builder to start our extension.
I wish I had started to try and find a builder some months ago.....none of them can start for quite a few months, which makes the impatient side of me go grrrr. Although if one of them was free now I'd be worried as it means they have no work...maybe not a good sign.

Today is the wedding anniversary of my son and daughter in law. The memory of that time
at Portmeirion,  and the whole wedding week, is something that makes the whole family happy and always makes me was such a wonderful time when the sun shone and family and friends got together to spend time with each other....a truly fabulous get together.

My brother and sister in law are coming here from America for a 2 week visit will be lovely to see them.....and truth be told I will be interested to see what they think of how ma and pa are....I am with them every week and he hasn't seen them for 2 years.....what differences will he notice?

Today the sun is shining. What are you going to do with your Sunday?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tranquility restored.......

Today is unplanned....I am not at work and do not have to go to my parents..I am here and in charge of my where to go nothing to do...and it feels a little strange. Of course I could find an awful lot to do in the house....dust and tidy and all that malarkey...but truly how necessary is that? as far as I know the 'tidy house police' aren't going to call and as long as the bed is made, the dishwasher is on, and there is bleach in the loo, then that is good enough for me. I don't have my car today, as my husband has put his car in to have an MOT so has borrowed mine. time restraints......I will ponder on what to do.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I am thoroughly fed up of...and if this is YOU then keep on walking.....nothing to see here........

Malingerers and lone fucking parents.....

Someone who can function in every way apart from working....dress/drive/gym/book club/lunch with friends/holiday abroad/study et fucking cetera, and has quite happily done so for many many many years while being supported financially by people who WORK FOR A FUCKING LIVING....and these malingerers are not people with genuine mental health issues/physical conditions but malingerers who have, for over 20 years in some cases, had many thousands of pounds paid into their accounts for 'my ankle hurts'/feel a bit giddy sometimes/unspecified pain/ibs/fibro fucking myalgia ' and the like.
And don't get me started on lone fucking parents.....................
The GENUINELY needy should be supported....the rest should be ashamed.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

For Tom Stephenson.....


Oh don't go off in a huff..... at least wait a minute and a huff.............

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Rawhide underwear......

Shoes from Clarks and bras from Marks was the mantra for so many years ......
Going to go off piste today and discover what is so secret with Victoria.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I truly am not good with I.T.............

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Current stuff.....

I've just shouted 'Fuck off' to Sajid Javid on the tv.
Gawd elpus - will we ever be able to trust anybody in this world ever again?
Bankers, politicians, journalists, the police, the clergy..........
One thing I know.....there are crooked chiseling people and there are 'play with a straight bat' people and I only hope that karma works and the former get their come uppance somehow someday and the latter are in the majority.
I feel a rant coming on so I will ..... breathe.....relax and move on .............change of mood.
OK...we are about to have a new kitchen in our semi....and as the tree that grows money in the garden is not in bloom at the moment,  we are trying to do as much research as we can to avoid costly mistakes. So far we have looked at Howden, Magnet, Wren, Ikea, Wickes, B+Q, Symphony.....and I am going goggle eyed with information overload now. If any of you kind readers have any suggestions (with regard to kitchens of course...) then please share.............


Just for now.