Rest in peace, my brother in law Tony, who died this morning in Australia, 4.30 am GMT, way too young, in his early 50's. Gone but not forgotten. My love and condolences to all the family xxxxxxxx
I absolutely loved this book when I was a child. I can not tell you how many times I read it, but it was an awful lot. I still remember many of the characters, Moonface, the Saucepan Man and Mr Angry. I read most of Enid Blyton's book. It is a shame that some of the books have been made politically correct.........kind of takes some of the magic away.
What childrens book makes you nostalgic?
It's been very quiet here today. The twins played on their computer and I sat at my desk stitching, along with cooking a roast dinner. We had chicken with all the trimmings. Him Indoors and the boys had Vienetta and I was good and stuck with a Weight Watchers dessert........tasted alright but leaves you feeling not in the least satisfied so to speak lol.
I have caught up with all my mail, blogs, Facebook, all blogs I read in my Google Reader etc, till tomorrow when it will all be filling up again lol.
Friday evening Him Indoors and I were getting ready to go out, when we got a power cut. Luckily, I had my war paint on and knew where to find the bottle of wine but touch alone........glad I am astute at times hehehe. The power was still out when the taxi arrived..........can't grumble as its very rare it happens.
We got a taxi into town and went to Intimo's. We ordered a bottle of wine, a nice Italian jobby. I had salmon fillet with creamy mash and lovely aldente seasonal veg which were cooked just right. Colin had a nice big juicy steak and chips with a salad. I had raspberry sorbet (Im on a diet) and Him Indoors had home made banofee pie with cream. My oldest son Ben met us in there and had a pint and then we all moved on to the Havelock, a good old fashioned pub that stays open till 3am, not one of those awful swanky places that only sell pissy lager, Sambuca and no real beer! It had a disco, playing mostly 80's stuff which suited me fine lol. Nothing like belting out Living on a Prayer one moment and Abba's Dancing Queen the next lol. By 10pm I was er, drunk as a fart merry lol. Him indoors was standing there minding his own business when this guy pulled him onto the dance floor and started dancing with him. I nearly pee'd my panties with laughter and he was mouthing 'help' at Ben and I..........it was just too funny and of course we DIDN'T rescue him lol. He managed to escape eventually lol. By 1.30am we both just had to get a taxi home. At 40 something, I'm just too old for that kinda thing anymore. I used to party hard in my younger days, but my joints were hurting from too much dancing.........and I wanted a cup of tea! ROFLMFAO! So needless to say, we had a good time and have decided to go out once a month for a meal and a drink or two and not out half the night. That, we will do occasionally lol.
Yesterday I was slighly the worse for wear, aching more than anything, so I had a nice relaxing day playing WoW and then watched Primeval in the evening before going back on WoW again lol.
Hope everyone else is having a nice weekend!
I am so fed up of being a 'people pleaser'. You know the one, it's always 'what do you want for dinner' instead of 'I would like for dinner' or what do you want to do tonight' instead of 'I'd like to do'. You get the picture? I don't even know why I do it and if I stopped, I would be breaking a habit of a life time. I don't know if I am insecure or a bloody idiot or both lol. And am I contradicting myself by saying that just for once, I would like someone else to make decisions just to give me a break from it all? Sometimes I feel like I have all the weight of the world on my shoulders and no one to help shift the burden. Guess we all feel like that at times huh?
It's him indoors birthday today. I bought him several things and stitched this bookmark for him. He is like me and nutty on dragons lol. I cooked him porkchops for dinner and then the twins sang happy birthday to him when I bought a chocolate birthday cake in for him . I bought him a watch and cufflink set, set with a diamond, a book on stars and planets and some really nice Dunhill aftershave called 'Black'. The twins bought him two books that belong to a triology. He already has the first one, and he was well chuffed with them.
This is the twins with Carrie King. She is the author of The Life in the Wood with Joni Pip. We popped into Waterstones and didn't know there was a book signing. Carrie has been dubbed 'the new JK Rowlings'. Carrie is such a lovely lady. She had so much time for the boys and she even gave them a poster that all the other kids didnt get and signed it too. I must say, I am looking forward to reading the book too.........it's fantasy based with time travel and has really good reviews.
Sorry about the picture being blurred, him indoors took it on my mobile.
Bold / Highlight everything you've done
1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 American states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Written articles for a major publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to university
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life
I have always been afraid of spiders.........and I blame my mum for it. When I was small, I remember her screaming her head off as there was a big hairy spider on the bedroom wall and my dad coming up and flattening it on the wall with a whack from a newspaper. Being a child I was impressionable, and screamed every time I saw a spider.
I don't scream now, but I still don't like them.
What are you afraid of?
I guess it would have to be a Pot Bellied Pig! I've always loved them since I was a little girl. They can be house trained and can be quite intelligent.
Taking it for a walk would be a hoot!
Guess I will just have to make do with him indoors.........he has the pot belly! lol
Mum in Law thought it was about something else so it was awkward watching her and her husband squirm when the gay bits occurred lol.
We had a great weekend away. We left Friday about 1pm, and travelled up to Maidstone first so I could get some things in Hobbycraft. Then it was plain sailing up to Dunstable on the M25 and then the M1 and then the A5, which makes a change.
On Saturday we went into Luton bright and early and got a train into London. It only cost £8 for a travel card which gave us access to the underground too, which we used a lot. We went to the London Eye first which we had booked tickets for the previous evening. You don't realise how high it is until you are standing underneath it! The views are outstounding and we were very lucky as the skies were very clear and it was a very mild day too. It's expensive to go on, it cost £55 for four of us, but I really enjoyed it.
The only real gripe for me for the day was the Underground. I bloody hate it with a passion. We were packed liked sardines on some of the routes we went on and everything is rush rush, hurrry, rush rush. Oh, and some of the escalators are huge and I couldnt look down lol. I like to visit London but wouldn't want to live there..............couldn't afford it for one thing lol.
But all in all it was a great day out and I would do it all again!