Saturday, 31 October 2009

Friday Five on a Saturday

1. Are you superstitious? ----Yes. Still won't walk under a ladder lol

2. Are you attending or hosting a halloween party this year?----No

3. What's your favourite scary movie?----The orignal The Fog movie.

4. Trick or Treat?----Definitely treat!

5. The best Halloween costume is...? Zombie costume.

Happy Halloween and stuff


I got some good news this week regarding my Water Bill and Southern Water ( see this post We had someone come out and check the water meter and our thoughts were confirmed, the meter number assigned to our house wasn't our meter! Good news indeed after facing a £76 water bill for just one month. Even the guy couldn't understand how the mixup has happened. Our meter isnt on our property it is up the road and round the corner..........what a weird setup lol. At least it's all sorted now.

Him Indoors went back to work this week after having three weeks off with a bad it's nice and peaceful now lol.

I got a lovely dining table and chairs secondhand for £56. It was an absolute bargain and the table is real wood too and been looked after ever so well. The chairs are a bit scruffy but nothing a gentle sanding can't fix.

The twins now have glasses for reading. Funny thing is they like wearing them where as most kids wouldnt at their age lol.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and Happy Halloween to one and all!

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Sunday, 25 October 2009

CAN YOU IMAGINE? (For the Child in All of Us)

(For the Child in All of Us)

Can you imagine a world without witches,
A world with all people the same?
Where the only known dragons are hiding in books,
And children are terribly tame?

A world without magic would be sad indeed.
I cannot imagine the pain
Of having a world where there's no Santa Claus,
Where wizards are searched for in vain.

Can you imagine a world without spells,
That science and businesses run?
And think of the sadness a unicorn feels
When he no longer plays in the sun.

Can you imagine a world without witches,
No elves, and no magical pools?
And can you imagine how dull it would be
If all that we had were the schools?

I cannot imagine a world without witches,
A world with no magical wand.
A world without beauty, or even a dream,
Or a wood sprite of whom to be fond.

They say I should grow up and be more mature,
Like a normal adult ought to do.
But I'd rather, at night, go to dance with a witch,
And I'll bet that you feel that way, too.

by Robert F. Potts

Battle Star Galactica and stuff

Woke up to sunshine and no rain today!

Had a really bad nights sleep last night.

We went to bed early and watched a DVD for a change. It was Battle Star Galactica, series one, episodes 1-4 of the newer one. Never seen it before and a friend has lent us the complete box set including the mini series. I was a huge fan of the old series when it was first shown and I am a bit divided as to whether I like this one or not. It takes a bit of getting used to not seeing Lorne Greene and that also, Starbuck is now played by a woman. But, I am not going to judge it too much until I'v watched all three series and the mini series.

When it finished it was 3.45am, so I read for 20 minutes and then just couldnt get to sleep. It was 6.45 till my eyes finally sucumbed so hopefully I will sleep very well tonight!

I have nothing planed for today other than cooking the Sunday dinner and making a nice apple crumble lol.

Hope everyone else is having a nice weekend!

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Saturday, 24 October 2009

I won vouchers


Woke up to lots of rain again and a very heavy fog which is still here.

I had a very nice surprise this morning. I won £15 worth of shopping prizes on Pogo's daily drawing! I rarely ever win on anything. The email says it takes up to 60 days to receive them. Wonder what shops I will be able to use them in?

Yesterday I finally ordered the much needed drive belt for our hoover from Amazon. The belt went the day we moved in our new house and we have been using a broom and dustpan and brush ever since. Not good when you got pets lol. They dispatched them within an hour of me ordering them. Well impressed.

Friday, 23 October 2009


Woke up to rain,rain and more rain. It's dull and dreary out and I havent bothered getting dressed yet as its more snug to stay in my cosy dressing gown lol.
Last night I was so cold that I caved in and put the central heating on for a bit. The weather has definitely got a lot colder these last few days. Trouble is I woke with a sinus headache where I had the heating on last night.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Family Pictures

This afternoon I went and saw my grandkids. I don't get to see Destiny much where her mum and dad are not together. She walks now and looks so much like her dad when he was a baby!


Chris and Destiny


My daughter Rebecca who was there too.


Destiny and I.

When we got home, I made a nice sweet and Sour chicken curtesy of a jar of Uncle Bens cook in sauce lol. Tasted quite nice actually.

This evening Im just vegging and catching up on blogs and emails. Hope everyone has had a nice day!

The Black Bra

The Black Bra

I had lunch with 2 of my unmarried friends.
One is engaged, one is a mistress, and I have been married for 20+ years.

We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by greeting them at the door wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes. We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes. Here's how it all went.

My engaged friend:

The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my dreams. I love you.' Then we made passionate love all night long.

The mistress:

Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing a raincoat, under it only the black bra, heels and mask over my eyes. When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but he started to tremble and we had wild sex all night.

Then I had to share my story:

When my husband came home I was wearing the black bra, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. When he came in the door and saw me he said, 'What's for dinner, Batman?

Whenever I see houses being built, I long to be a kid again

Name something that makes you a kid again. Heres one of my memories and what triggers it lol

Seeing new houses on estates being built, reminds me of being a child again. Actually especially when I was around the age of 9/10, a huge housing estate was being constructed, and friends and I used to help the builders by being gofers for silly things and they used to let us ride on the huge trucks and even make tea in tin mugs for us. We used to run through the sewer pipes being layed underground and even climbing down the drains lol. Evening times we used to go and nick lots of nails for our dads thats used to be strewn all around the building site. Might sound ridiculous to people reading this but it was a very happy time. Off course couldnt be done in this day and age but things were so much different then back in the 70's. People tend to knock this era but I loved it, flares and music all lol!

Playing Catch Up

Things have been busy here as usual and I am so hoping that things get back to normal like now lol.

Sarah is moving into her new flat on Thursday and I am hoping my son Ben moves in too! Well, he is 25 and it is time that he buggered off left my apron strings, as much as I love him. He is not stupid and knows where he is better off lol.

I really do need to blog more. I love blogging and reading others blogs but just havent been do this. I have had my knew camera for a few weeks now and not really used it. I wanted to post lots of piccys here but forget to take it out with me most of the time. I have now put it in my handbag lol.

Yesterday I went into town and bought an under the basin pedal stool caddy for the bathroom sink as storage was rather lacking and also one of them shower corner unit things. That one seems a bit of waste of time as you move something on there and everything falls off or is it the way Him Indoors installed it? lol
I also stocked up on some Yankee Candles. I just love them and they are one of the best on the market if not the best. My living room always smells lovely now lol.

I am hoping to see my grand daughter Destiny later as I havent seen her really since I moved. Good excuse to use the camera and take lots of pictures lol.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Flowers, wine and chocolate

I was very lucky today to receive this lovely bouquet of flowers, wine and chocolate from Sarah's dad, to say thank you for looking after Sarah in her hour of need. They really are very beautiful.

Sarah went to the funeral yesterday and she was very brave. Things are looking more positive for her as she has a new flat to move into. The landlord is in there decorating it so her and Ben should be able to move in within the next couple of weeks or so. It will be great for her and her two little children. Sarah has asked me to be her surrogate mum even if she splits up with Ben. She has no other female relative in her life other than her younger sister. I have six children already so what's one more? lol
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Monday, 12 October 2009

Water Bill

It's been a quiet peaceful weekend here.

I rung Southern Water with regards to the very high water bill. The man on the phone said it should only be about £26 and not £76. Anyway he directed Him Indoors to the water meter as our row of houses meters, all sit together under the public footpath. He gave Him Indoors the meter number and told me to turn a tap on, which I did. Guess what? The meter that clicked, wasnt the meter that was ours! Turns out that it could be that the water authority may have incorrectly assigned the wrong meter number. So techinically someone else has got my bill and I have theirs. I have a feeling we may have the house thats on the end as thy have five children. The house next doors bill is £40 and they have three children. So, looks like whoever was getting the cheap bills all this time prior to us moving in, faces a huge bill. Its taken a weight off my mind as I have been worrying about it all weekend. In the meantime, he said to pay £26 a month so we didnt get a huge bill when the next one was due which is fair enough.

Him Indoors back is still bad and he goes back to work on Wednesday, if he is able to.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

This and that

I've done it again and not kept up with my blogging lol.

Well things are gradually returning to normalacy. Sarahs mums funeral should be on Tuesday if the coroner releases the body on time. She is bearing up extremely well under the circumstances. A very brave young lady.

Got my first water bill for the new property. £76 for one month. I am on a water meter and not sure if this is good or bad. My water usuage is £24 and the rest is drainage and all these other charges like water run off etc. Hmmm, will work out dearer than not being on a meter me thinks. I thought it was supposed to be cheaper but they seem to be hitting us with all these other charges? Don't get me wrong but just thought the bill was dear for one month maybe?

The weather has been dreadful this last week but woke up to some sunshine today and promptly got loads of washing put out on the line.

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!