Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FFS......

Got a parking ticket today...fuck fuckety fuck.

I pay for my parking every bastard day I'm at work and have done for eleventy million sodding years.
Today I hadn't got my glasses on and it was raining and windy and I put in what I thought was the right amount, then put the ticket in the car and went into the office.....when I left work this afternoon and found the parking ticket it appears I had been 10p short.....so  £50 to pay thank you very much.

What kind of fool am I? (thank you Mr Newley).....well I'm this kind of fool........

Paid for every school trip for both children.
Paid for every school dinner.
Paid all poll tax.
Paid every time I caught a train.
Paid for every meal I every bought.
Paid every fucking thing I have ever been asked to pay for .......
I am a FOOL....a fool of the highest order.

Hopes were high - but are they now dashed?

Last builder we saw was fabulous.
On time, polite, knowledgeable, seemed genuine, had some ideas and literally lives around the corner.
I suspect though that the price he will come back to us with will be far more than we have to spend.
Will have to wait and see......and not give up the day job just yet....in fact might even need to get a night job too!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy birthday Pa....

He is 89 today.
We got together yesterday for a family lunch out and then back to Ma and Pa's place for tea and cake.
As for a present? well he would give me anything if I asked for it but finds the price of razor blades for himself absolutely shocking..so I bought him a new razor and a supply of blades...he seemed pleased.
This picture was not taken yesterday - this one was taken last year - but I do like it.

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...