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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Take A Deep Breath

So Young Baldrick has left the building !!!!! step back and take a deep breath and relax .
Deposited him yesterday in a homeless refuge in Lincoln , it cost me money I had to pay 2 weeks rent up front .
Then I found out the reason his dad wouldnt let him bring his stuff into the house , while  unloading it all at the shelter i find that he has bags of clothes and endless electronics,  game consoles and even an electric guitar and amp , but no household belongings at all . Everything he was given he had thrown in a skip because he wouldnt need it anymore???  If I had known before I paid his wretched rent , I would have marched him down to Cash Converters and made him sell the lot !!!
This shiny new hostel gives them flats with everything in , so the little shite has been playing us yet again , this is where he wanted to live but theyd told he couldnt move here at his last placement  .
As you may have guessed id quite like to ram his Yankee Candle Collection somewhere painful at the moment . The atmosphere is a little frosty at the moment , he even tried to sting his dad for food , when were short after paying his rent !!!
On the strange front , Mr Bah Humbug now has a case worker as well because we had to be assessed as a family due to Young Baldrick , seems very nice, they seem appalled at our financial situation and what we actually manage to live on .  Even more appalled that he wants to work with a potentially life threatening condition , he loves his couple of hours a week at college but it is as much as he can manage . We showed them the paperwork for his ESA medical and the one 3 days previous that he was awarded PIP for and as she said this cant be for the same person .
Theyre going to look into things...I wish them luck .
Work is its usual shambles , theyd like me to go full time to Hull , cant I just move there ? Not quite that simple with a disabled partner who eats more of my time everyday , plus the never ending childcare for my daughter . The Young Baldrick saga that leaps out of the closet everytime everything looks up and then theres my mother ..
Mother dearest went to the doctors with the coughing lurgy doing the rounds . They wanted to admit her to hospital because it turned out to be pleurisy , but there were no beds available so she was sent home with antibiotics and an appointment for the community nurse , they did send her home in an ambulance car however. She didnt plan  to mention any of this but she was grassed up by email from my cousin . So I ring Her
Were you planning on telling me you ill?

No , Im Fine

You sound dreadful so your not fine are you?

Theyre making a fuss over nothing , I went shopping today .

She had gone out for bread and milk on the bus because the weather forecast gave snow and gales !!
So she missed the community nurse , if a neighbour hadnt  come out and told her shed been seen at the bus stop the nurse was going to ring the police for them to break in!!

She is now considerably worse , whinging for england because shes run out of Whisky to ease her cough and wants me to go and nurse her , but ive pointed out I cant do home visits on both sides of the Pennines..AARRRGGHHHHH

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Saving the NHS ..

I will just drag up me soapbox and then get me ranting head on . Am I the only one who can see that Jeremy Hunt is made of the same mould as Ian Duncan Manslaughter?
This total tit has been buggering up the NHS for quite a while , its now our fault that A & E will crash and burn come the cold spell , our fault for wasting oxygen is it?
Lets start at the beginning , now theyre outsourcing GP practices to various dodgy companies theyre all desperately trying to milk every penny out of central government . All our GPs have that rabbit in the headlights look , they spend endless hours doing medication reviews to see if they can save a shekel by not giving you medication . hundreds of thousands of appointments wasted . So lets stop them for six months , just so GPs can actually diagnose those who actually need to go to a hospital in the winter months. Then theres the endless waste of time prevention courses paid for by the NHS , we are awaiting dietician and how to live with diabetes courses , neither of us have diabetes , but were fat so must be at risk , they have even started Mr on medication , his liver problems caused by medication cause abnormal blood sugar ...Doh .  So you ask cant they change his medication? No,  everything else has been taken off the perscription list by the managing company because its to expensive ....aaarrgghh
A&E , maybe it should change its name to Alcohol and Emergency , surely they can find a filthy cow barn somewhere for the ambulances to open the back doors and just toss the drunks in? But they have to be treated like royalty because of our compensation culture ho hum , in that case breathalyze everyone who turns up to use casualty , £100 charge for treatment at that point if you fail, £200 for drugs  , outsource the fine recovery to private companies and print a list in the local press each week . My mother may die of embarrassment next time she tumbles after her second bottle but i would howl.
Stop blaming the staff Mr Hunt , it getting to the stage where your life would be at risk if you turned up at most hospitals , but lets be honest most of you and your compatriots wouldnt set foot in a NHS hospital except for a photo shoot . Jeremy Corbyn would be the only one of you in casualty !!!
Next big point , the NHS has gone to the dogs because of targets , do away with every last one of them , then a lot of the management could be got rid of , they are there merely to fiddle  figures to get the funding from central government .
Im sure most of us would sit that extra hour in casualty , if someone came out from behind the locked doors and told us they had a major problem , that they couldnt admit anyone because they had run out of beds even in the corridors . In fact most wouldnt be at casualty at all if they could see a GP and not have to talk to the imbecilic phone services that run out of hours medicine .
Its not bloody hard Jeremy !!!
 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

La La La




Well where to begin...lol
Once again im navigating the swamps of the housing department, with the evil one in tow . Had an interesting meeting with them .

So you turned our flat offer down.

Grunt

We will not help you again , heres a list of private landlords . But you will require a deposit and someone as guarantor . We should be able to find temporary accommodation , but it could be anywhere in Lincolnshire .

 Grunt

 Now at this point I totally agree with the lady at the council , why the hell should anyone help him, he turned a flat down , which he forgot to tell us , but i have to grind my teeth and put the case forward .

Are you aware of his disabilities?

Err does he have any ?

They should be listed on his files that you have

She then actually looks through the notes  and admits that she hadnt seen this part of his files and that she was unaware that he should always have an advocate with him and that he is partially sighted so that all documents have to be in large print . So his housing list removal is going to appeal ..

Then another day off work is needed to sort out advocacy for him , I explained what had happened and another charity agreed after a few phone calls to work with him , ive made them very aware about his drug problems and that he will just use them and us then push everyone away , i also found out hes being supposed to be getting daycare psychiatric treatment ..something else he forgot to mention .

So hes still on the sofa , hes eating us out of house and home and creeping round his dad being perfect son .

So for therapy i spent a whole 80p on books i dont need ...lol


Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 Year Of The Mug



So guess what my New Year Present was? Young Baldrick back on the sofa . Hysterical phone calls last night , to his dad , how hes homeless and being threatened again .
Me and Mr Bah Humbug had our first proper row since weve been together , he pointed out all the hoops weve jumped through for my kids and i pointed out that my pair did the sex and rock and roll and not the drugs . So we went to pick him up from a village near Spalding,  nobody there with a baseball bat that we could see ,he fills the van with all his stuff , then gets a lip on with his dad because he wont let him fetch any of his stuff into the house because hes not staying . He was also searched upon entering .
Cant see any damage , hes just remarkably smug and keeps smiling at me . The cuckoo is back in the nest
As usual he smelt like a ferret and stank of weed , cant see thats hes on the hard stuff at the moment as hes not coming down badly like last time .
Ive made the usual round of phone calls this time, he has an appointment with the homelessness officer first thing Tuesday , I have to be with him because hes classed as vulnerable so thats another day off work . Adult social care cant do a lot because his safeguarding officer isnt in till Tuesday but I had a chat with the duty officer who ive spoken to before and she says they have advised he needs to be in a family environment , not let loose to the world , woopy do !!! in other words they want us to keep him ...no way , I would sooner live in my soddin car than share a house with him and ive made this very clear to Mr Bah Humbug .

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Done Dusted & Finished

Well thats this years anticlimax over with. So contrary to certain family members imput I hadnt decided to join the death list for 2016 despite them all reminding me that im the same age as George Michael  . I had just decided that I should live by the motto "if you cant say nothing nice ,then say nothing "
Everything ive said over the past few years on the xmas subject still applies , so I thought it was a good time for a blog break .
So what has xmas bought me?  little prizes on the competition front , lip balm from Burts Bees and a really nice craft book from Popular Patchwork.  Prezzies?  Well im sure the family are convinced im an alcoholic !!
On the life is grim front , we have had heating, the freezer is full and ive actually been paid , i did buy little presents for them all and they were just as unimpressed as they were when i didnt buy them anything , go figure .
I did get a surprise gift from my daughter, a Fire Amazon thingy , still somewhat baffled , it comes without any instructions and plays endless Amazon adverts   but i have managed to play mahjong on it and it lets me read my kindle downloads . Im sure it can do loads more but i will set it a task a day , technology has rather left me standing still, but i can usually figure stuff out eventually . I think its a sort of a large print smart phone that doesnt include a phone...lol . The diary function probably has preset babysitting and washing lists...lol
Very quiet xmas indeed, we have seen no one , done nothing and had yet more worry on the Young Baldrick front ,  it was decided that he would be invited for xmas, it would be up to him what he chose to do . So I contacted his housing scheme only to find out that he had left over a week ago . To parts unknown . so we rang round the relatives to be told he was on the run from the police after stealing a car?? which explains the police constantly doing drive bys as this is one of his known addresses ,   please remember he is registered blind. He was spotted in Tesco doing his xmas shoplifting by another relative ,  he told them the car business was all a misunderstanding , between his girlfriend and her ex husband and was sorted .
Sorted my arse!! Last night we get a call from a lovely young girl on his behalf it turns out there are people looking for him and she had found him hiding in her garden hysterical because they had tried to kidnap him ....really ...now this could be just psychosis from not taking his medication , or it could really be his drug dealers looking for him over money , he wanted to come here , but its not happening .
We told her to contact the police straight away, so hopefully hes in a cell somewhere as we speak , what the past year has taught us  is that you cant help people who just use you everytime .
He needs proper professional custodial help , not this care in the community claptrap they keep on foisting on him , the odd visits from community psychiatrics if they can even find him , has helped him not in the slightest . Have we reached the end of the Baldrick Chronicles I think not
So to all a Merry Xmas ...thank God its over with for another year ..

Cherie hun  will scan that pattern once i find it ...lol

 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Now sometimes the Thrift Gods do smile upon me . So try not to laugh at this one . I attended .The Cats in Crisis Jumble Sale on Saturday , usual wonderful prices and mountains of stuff , now i was very lame and gimpy and full of painkillers so wasnt joining in the bunfight , i got a sweatshirt that didnt fit ..lol a cushion cover that does and a shirt for the material , spent not a lot . So i hadnt spent my budget and got some raffle tickets just because you can never give enough to a pussy at xmas .
Well i didnt take a bag, so to me it seemed quite logical to just reach under the table and buy one for 50p , took it home looked at it properly and thought thats quite nice leather might use that . Looked at it again and noticed it was branded Mulberry , now I'm quite a failure as a consumer and a female shopper . So when my daughter and her posh friend came home I chucked it to her and said do you want this for xmas?  we are a joke present for xmas family and we get great amusement on spending as little as possible . She grabbed it looked and said are you kidding me , this is real isnt it ?
Yep you guessed id accidently grabbed a genuine Mulberry handbag , complete with registration numbers and all the other weird stuff that the fakers dont get right .
So my daughters 50p xmas present would have cost an awful lot of money new , her posh mate was horrified she paid £750 for hers , my daughters vintage Mulberry cost 50p in really good condition just missing the clip on shoulder strap . Shes now using it for court so i cant even get a photo ..lol
Even better I got a phonecall to say id won on the raffle , picked it up and it was a brand new boxed blender a big posh glass one  , we all sat round and looked at it , then decided we had no use for it all , dont make smoothies just eat the fruit...lol ...so back to charity it has gone ....
And just for giggles take a look at this i noticed the other day , I just have visions of this guy sat watching Emmerdale with his slippers on and a cup of tea while slaughtering a cow , my mind works in strange ways ...lol

Sunday, 4 December 2016

I Got Paid !!!

So they actually paid me a lot of the back money i was owed , did I rush out and pay my creditors...NOOOOO as a card carrying member of the feckless poor , I went grocery shopping and then recklessly squandered a whole £2 in a charity shop in Boston that is having a closing down sale , cant remember its name for the life of me but there was lots of wondrous bargains and its located in a tudor black and white building near the Guildhall museum .

This had to be posted because it reminds me so much of    http://www.subversivefemme.com/   its so very Rockabilly . I love seeing the occasions they visit even if it is the other side of the world .



As for me , I treated myself to another vintage jigsaw I know i have a problem with them but they dont do counselling for a thrift shop habit . And anyway it has blokes in kilts and edinburgh castle so what more can i want ?
On the subject of what more can i want , ive been practically banging my head against a wall with Mr Bah Humbug and his daft xmas gift suggestions , bleedin men , he cannot get his head around the fact that im serious about wanting either a decent frying pan or a silicon rolling pin or even a decent mandolin not a v cutter . He says theyre not gifts .
 I have tried with all of them this year i dont want more concert or event tickets  ive loved the ones this year but they have practically killed me and Mr Bah Humbug .
My xmas shopping is practically done, more origami for the munchkin is bought , my daughter has got the most expensive present shes ever going to get ( we will give you a laugh about this one shortly ) and son wanted a £5 tshirt on its way from China , im a little worried that they may be sending it by container ..lol . Mr Bah Humbug just to get , hes not a problem his narrow view of clothing makes it easy , if its not khaki , camo or original star wars  he wont wear it ..lol
Young Baldrick has disowned me publicly on facebook , bless him , Ive a feeling this is the fallout from the hospital trip causing this , plus a week at his mothers for his 21st , that he forgot to mention after we had organised a big tea for him . He didnt get that we dont do birthdays because of lack of funds, hed been posting online all the stuff he wanted and seemed to think we would get him him a tablet computer for his birthday , in this house you get a cake , tea and a card sunshine .
Just got to get a vile xmas card for my mother and thats xmas organised ...lol

Monday, 28 November 2016

50p To Make Me Happy

Popped into the Bridge Community Venue for a cuppa this morning and what do they have in? An awful lot of 60s and70s childrens books hidden among the new stuff . So I just had to buy 50ps worth didnt I , there was lots of enid blyton , famous five , mallory towers etc etc . But there was this one that a lot of people forget about . Brer Rabbit famous from the much maligned Disney movie Song of the South that the political police dont allow them to reissue . Theres still a pile of obscure titles sat there



Then there was a few more Biggles paperbacks , I usually build a pile and then ebay them , I was a Biggles and Just William child I also loved the Willard Price adventure books .


There was just one solitary Ladybird so it was needed to make up my 50p , but there was so many good books from that era , Mary Poppins , Jennings , Pony books and many more


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Bah Humbug

OK lets get it out there . I really have got to the level of loathing xmas , people cant afford to live from day to day let alone have the happy commercialised xmas advertised every other minute .
Its unusual for me to be fed up with it this early in the season , but its the grocery shopping aspect of it . Have you noticed theyve started hiding all the real food and replacing it with seasonal goods . I was stalking the yellow labels in Tesco the other day , only to find the chiller was full of yellow labelled Gyoza , Souflettes and Coconut Prawns with mango Salsa ...really ? Even at yellow sticker prices these were all around the £2 and more mark for 8 or 9 miniscule nibbles . I bet whatever charity gets there food at the end of the day will be so grateful . Cant you just see the poor bloke in his sleeping bag with his dog on a string rushing forward for those ?
WHY are they selling this stuff in bleedin November ?  I know it can be frozen and used later but the mountains in the cheap bin show that nobody is buying it . Lets face it when it comes to a buffet if you put this stuff out on you lets impress everyone buffet over xmas its going to be the tray of manky frozen sausage rolls and the cheese on sticks that gets eaten first .  Cheap manky frozen sausage rolls can always be enlivened with a good sprinkling of parmesan or glazing with a bit of chutney , thats as far as my buffet catering exotica goes..lol
So heres your challenge for this week .....

No1 whats your cheapy buffet cheat that actually gets eaten?

Whats the weirdest buffet item youve seen on your travels ?

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Tis The Little Things

Its been a funny old week , got my wage slip , well my amended wage slip . the first one was comedic , took one look and cracked up laughing , for the first time id been overpaid somewhat . Not just for a couple of jobs but theyd paid me for someone elses jobs in another part of the country . 
So I rang them and found that my nice booker is now a supervisor at the company that eventually pays me .

Errr Betty , I have a problem with my wages can I speak to someone?

Theyve all gone out for a pub lunch , whats up chuck .

Ive been somewhat overpaid 

Dont worry about it theyre piggin useless .

Nope this isnt a little data entry error , someone is going to be ringing up going mental , it will not go unnoticed we are talking four figures here 

Bleedin hell , i will see if i can get into it ....Well thats different , have you been covering the whole of Northern England? 

 Nope im doing sick cover , ive been scuttling round a bit cos theyre all on sick , but this isnt my money !!
 
So she takes the details of the areas i've been covering , says she will have words when they reappear and today I get a new impressive wageslip for all the outstanding stuff ive been arguing about for months along with my back fuel money . The bank will love me this month and we will have heating oil .

A little bird tells me that a couple of the wages staff are suspended awaiting investigation , it seems ive opened a whole can of worms to do with expense payments . 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Election Special

Well America you certainly have put the cat among the pigeons . As you know my life is pretty crappy at the moment not aided by no heating oil and winter vomiting bug , dont worry you cant catch anything from reading a blog , shame really or i would have sent this virus to my boss , who thinks i should go to work while im contagious .
I would just like to assure America that contrary to the press and medias opinion , your sky isnt about to fall in , the worlds not about to end and the Mexicans will still be picking your veg this time next year. The Great Wall of Trump wont have even got through the planning stage before your next election
We make these spectacular voting moves to punish the elite and then nothing happens . The Donald will not deliver on his election promises none of them ever do , hes going to be finding out very shortly that he needs to do as hes told , hes merely a media figurehead . The bloke who makes the speeches and  who appears on the telly
 The White House will soon look as tacky as a Trump Hotel , his scary missus Malaria will be picking the decor , somehow I cant see Homes and Gardens wanting to do a big spread on that one . his spray tan booth will be all packed up and ready to roll . Closely followed into the building by a truck load of Botox for the missus .
Im sure his first move will be to get all the white unemployed to train as bricklayers , should be good for a laugh if nothing else . Just think hes going to need so many that they will have to come from all over the world . Thats going to solve the immigration problem?

Question 1
Does this mean that the comb over will now become compulsory in the US?
Question 2
Has the price for prepper supplies suddenly risen?
Question 3
Bunker Anyone?

Hilary chuck , go and enjoy your grandkids . Smile sweetly and just say "you got what you voted for" pat Bill on the head then put a pillow over his head when he mentions "When I was President" for the four thousandth time today .
 Liberty may be crying all over the internet , but hey nothings really changed !!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

And It Got Even Better

Monday I had been planning to go back to bed and get some sleep just to try and lift my mood,  id got my hot water bottle filled and a cuppa in my hand then there was a knock at the door .
It was a builder come to start on the wetroom , I just stood there gobsmacked , we had had no notification at all of when they were due to start the work , in fact they only came and did the asbestos survey on Friday !!
He just stood there grinning and said havent they even phoned you this morning to confirm it can go ahead? Errrrr NO
After a bit of a discussion it was decided they had better get on with it , but moving everything about has turned into a bit of a nightmere because theyve had to do a lot of rewiring due to its crap condition , theres been no toilet between 9-5 , obviously we have a week with no bath , no water or electric except after 5 and just chaos, theyve had to strengthen the floors as the joists are riddled with woodworm , today the outside doors has been wide open all day and theyve been moaning they cant get on with the grouting because we have no heating oil and the tiles arent drying AARRGGHHH
Then to really cheer me up they said the floor layers hadnt been notified either so theyve no idea when they are coming so we will still have an unusable bathroom at the weekend . Today ive had 5 van loads of them here , just beggers belief . I really appreciate that we are being given this but could they not have just made a phone call so that we were prepared . I have to be back at work tomorrow so much for a rest and a bit of peace to get my head straight ..lol
AAAARRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH

Monday, 31 October 2016

Writing From The Grey Fields

Sometimes I slip into the grey fields , for the most parts I wander the footpath on the edge and I have for all my adult life . Spectacular drops off into it were after the birth of my son 22 years ago , I really was looking for the numbers on the side of his head it wasnt a game it was post natal depression on a grand scale , hallucinations the works .  Not helped by a totally indifferent partner of the pull yourself together frame of mind . Lovely doctor helped me through that .
Then I had two car accidents in the space of three months and was having panic attacks every time I got in a car . Medication really helped that at the time .
My dad dying and my divorce was helped along by some lovely ladies at Stoneham who did a lot of work with me and helped me get away from my vile ex .
So every now and then I have a nasty wobble , got up this morning and cant face work , so im turning my phone off , usually my trigger is exhaustion , which is fair enough, im working hideous hours and Mr BH isnt sleeping so hes keeping me awake ,I  plan to go back to bed and snore if i can . But Mr Bah Humbug has pointed out its my mother that has set me off , he knows me to well . We had a real gritted teeth conversation yesterday .

Why havent you rung me for three weeks?
( thought to myself , because youre never at home or asleep pissed in front of the TV , have you never thought to ring me? shes rung me twice in 10 years )

Because ive been at work all hours mother

Its not good enough , do you know Margarets daughter rings her every day ?

Yes mother

Marys in the hospital liver failure , shes got to give up drinking or she will die , what am i supposed to do shes not going to want to go on days out is she ?
(code for days out is use your free bus pass , to go to another town , shop till opening time then sit and get leathered while having a pensioner special lunch )

Maybe you could both give up drinking together?

Thats your trouble , you chose to live a miserable life . You should be more selfish and live for yourself . Get rid of all those useless hangers on you live with .

AND THEN SOMETHING JUST SNAPPED

Do you mean like you got rid of me mother ?

Here we go, more of your imaginary bullshit , making up stories about your uncle so you can cash in like those folks on the TV . You had potential and look where its got you . You have done nothing with your life that i can be proud of . Your dragging your daughter down , she'll soon leave you and get on with her life , shes just like me. I bet that idle creature you live with is black thats why you dont bring him here .
(deafening silence)

Well its good to see that your feeling well  mother. Goodbye !!

I shant ring her for 4 weeks this time !!!!
And I must add my daughter is lovely and nothing like her damned grandmother!!



Saturday, 29 October 2016

The X Word

The Original Working title for this post was ..Get Your Tits Out Tressy but then after my first cuppa that didnt seem quite such a good idea .
I do feel im rather neglecting the blog at the moment , but this being a 6 week month one of the vagaries of my job , ive run out of money for fuel to go to work and dont get paid till Friday ..ho hum . Give it another month till I get to see if all the extra work has paid off at all , it costs me £25 a day in fuel to work in Hull plus bridge fees of £3 but saying that it cost me £25 for a day of coastal tour ,involving Boston, skegness, Mablethorpe and all the little villages in between . I worked endless hours in August and they paid me £35 for fuel .
So on to the good stuff , last week Mr BH was watching the evening local news and it had come up with armed police at a local address , arrests etc . Try not to laugh , it was his brothers house!!! We still havent a clue what has being going on , but bear in mind this is the brother that asked us where he could get a cheap cooker as he needed to cook some ketamine . Mr BH chimes up with , at least he should be out to take me fishing in the spring..lol
Then theres that X word , its getting to the season I loath, Commercial Xmas , the xmas heads are getting their  vibe on , we should give a prize for the first xmas earrings spotted.  But what can I say the cheap mass produced turkey is sat in the freezer , just because Farmfoods were selling them off from Easter ..
The other morning being half term , I was forced to sit through children's TV with the munchkin , talk about consumer driven , it was just advert after advert for cheap tacky rubbish that you must buy , I notice theyve been forced to include the actual price in the advert in small hidden print , but yet again thats a bit of a con , because its the RRP price , so you can convince yourself when its cheaper in Asda youve got a bargain . Do people really fall for this ?
Poundland keeps running out of toys , is this a sign this year is going to be an austerity xmas for a lot more people . But for those of us that remember circling all the toys in the catalogue at Xmas hoping that your parents got the hint its not that different, we asked for everything but were happy with what we actually got .  Kids arent daft , tell them your skint its better than running up debt trying to please other people who you can never please
 Case in point the recent auction haul included a whole box of unused xmas gifts bought for granny , ive now got enough posh Xmas socks to last for years , everybody who came to the house has a new umbrella. Xmas jumpers galore , lots of new in packet damart clothing , tons of unused hankies , smellies etc etc etc .
So heres a little look at xmas past , Scary Spice doll now worthless and Tressy from the 70s not so worthless .


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Light Relief

So we will delve further into this weeks auction mega haul , ive now managed to get it down to 8 boxes after a huge donation to the church was dropped off . Now this was the little box among all the other stuff that I actually wanted , this will take me weeks to sought through and squirrel away .
We have a box of filthy dusty , that nobody could be bothered with . But came as a part of a bunch of wool and sewing machines and other strange .
Be still my beating heart, its yet more knitting patterns in fact loads of 50s and 60s dolly ones . Toy patterns taken from 50 s and 60s magazines etc etc .




One I have just the dolly for , but with my knitting abilities may bear no resemblance to this ..lol




And for all you vintage frock fans theres a nice pile of childrens dressmaking and ladies from the 50s , many are still in the postal envelopes unopened , some are used and incomplete but i may have a use for the covers from those . Yet to be sorted through properly , I can see this current haul taking weeks to go through properly .


So thats my light relief for the week , as i toddle off to the depths of Hull to escape the endless American election coverage , which goes to prove they have as much choice as we do in who leads us . Theyve been given a choice between an Orangutang and someone so slippery they make Tony Blair look honest . I think its time to stick Putin on the ballot sheets and just give up.

Monday, 17 October 2016

On The Naughty Step

I went to a sale on Saturday and now im in the doghouse ...lol
I had to ring home to ask for the van and it was still full of all of Mr Bah Humbugs fishing gear , it generally lives there all summer and he was only saying the other day he needed the boys to put it away for him , there was no rush , I didnt have to pick up till Monday , but as men do hes got a bit of a monk on with me . Its not just that , i'm supposed to be running everything down for the builders coming at the end of the month .
But hey the sale was cheap , what can I say , so today we went to pick up and filled the van to the roof , he was so mardy he wanted everything out of the van today , so ive had a fun time in the sunshine and biting wind . Ive had to be quite ruthless, mainly due to lack of storage , so heres the first couple of lots .


Loads of weird wool , two big bags  . Lots of part wool cones . And a mystery box of what looks like rather grubby balls of string , its not its multi threaded cotton something but im not sure of its purpose ...ideas anyone ?




Then I sort of bought a load of toys , OK maybe theres a few dolls in there , a lonely Tressy and a few little friends , but theres also a Sindy caravan and stables , lots of Sindy furniture , tons of Sindy accesories , loads of dolls clothes ...etc etc . There was a load of modern toys as well that are going to the charity shop


, this will take forever to sort out and clean  , so i may have to hide it ...lol
But ive been ruthless the vans half full with stuff to go to the charity shop , at least till my daughter comes home and says the van contents are stuff that will sell ...lol

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

My Kingdom For A Life

Im back...well just for today . Im currently working in Hull doing sick cover , so full time then my own job on top . Im there all next week as well , not a bad thing . I do need the money, but its killing me , i just seem to work sleep and scrape the surface of the domestic chores . Its the endless data entry that does my head in , ive a full day of office chores today on my single day off , there was a phone conversation with my boss which i think went quite well, this was at 9am Monday morning

 We havent received your data file yet . ....

Thats right im just making a cuppa then im off to get on with it .

But that will take most of the day

Well I worked till 5 on Saturday

So why hasnt the data file been completed ?

Because on Sundays , I take the day off to have massive amounts of sex !!! just to keep my strength up otherwise I wont be able to face another 60 hour week at way below minimum wage !!!

He hung up, and i havent heard a thing from him since , not even the daily whine text .

The reality of my Sunday , was endless mounds of washing , cooking for the thankless and trying to get a nana nap while Mr Bah Humbug was telling me a weeks worth of gossip.
Its not good im missing jumble sale season , endless auctions and thrift shops , i need my life back

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Boring Tuesday

What can I say ? Ive nearly ground to a standstill , most of my work for this month has been cancelled after a stunning paperwork screw up by the office , that means of course that there will be not much pay coming my way yet again . Ive had an interesting conversation with the bank about the amount they would like me to pay them off their arrears and the amount theyre actually going to be getting . Nice girl , didnt quite grasp that im well aware of the circumstances im in and that they cant CCJ me for less than £500 . but hey ho past caring, theyve had my statements of income , it will still hopefuly be cleared by xmas , we have food and a roof over our heads and legal vehicles what else matters...lol
So ive been catching up on chores ,not bothering in the house because of the mess weve got to look forward to later in the month , its slow doing the garden stuff but i know that it doesnt take a lot to end with the back pain from hell , so im pacing myself and trying to do one job a day . Today was top up the front door planters with salvaged fishtank gravel , they look sort of odd but colourful , I can live with that .
Spent most of Sunday sticking dolly into a dress made from 25p clothing salvage , due to everybody but sarcastic son leaving the building , still got the hand sewing part to do but she looks so much nicer without her plastic bits hanging out . Still my favourite dolly , im sure i saw a nice lacy cardigan in the big bag of vintage dolly clothes from the jumble .


Managed to swap a big bag of eating apples for a huge bag of Bramleys , now have to motivate myself to use them , apple pie has been requested , but its that time of the year where i find motivation a huge problem every year ,so im sat staring at them thinking really do i have to ?
I think its the thought of another hospital trip with Young Baldrick on Friday , I should have a huge sign on my forehead saying mug , im hoping he behaves a little better this time as its just a scan

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Good , The Bad & the Ugly

Lets start with the good , we had a visit from the council surveyor today about the adaptions for disability they are fitting , it seems we are now getting a wet room to replace the bath a new loo that isnt where Mr Bah Humbug will burn his leg in a winter due to it resting against the radiator in fact he looked at it then said  "has this ever been replaced since they built the house" nope its still from the 50s they just put in a plastic bath at some stage long ago probably the 70s , apparently this means they have to totally gut it and fit all new and tile the damned place because they are supposed to do this every 30 years and this house has never had a single thing done to it in the 20 years that we know of apart from upvc single glazing when a window fell out , its also supposed to be double glazed but they cant do them again . I pointed out the ceiling collapsing downstairs under the bathroom , the fact the stoptap has never worked and theyve been out umpteen times sucked their teeth and walked away from both the jobs, he brought up why the kitchen has never been replaced since god knows when . Its our fault for looking after things he said , if you wreck it all they have to replace it on health and safety grounds . He was also very impressed with the water tank replacement for the hot water tank , it seems they have used a toilet tank because they were to lazy to fit a full size tank and thats why it takes forever to run a bath and why we need endless new water heaters . the work is scheduled to take a week and should start sometime in October .
The bad once again theyre asking us where the downstairs toilet has gone , they took it out before we moved in because it kept freezing up and you didnt need two toilets in a house with only two people . Hes going to look into it ...lol
The Ugly was a trip to Lincoln Hospital with Young Baldrick , I had to pick him up on the Sunday and when I went to pick him up he smelled like a ferret and looked like a feral druggie . This lead to a small disagreement outside his housing scheme . and him coming home with me in a foul mood hugging all his laundry and with the windows wide open in the rain . Mr Bah humbug had arranged a fishing trip with his dad and brother by strange coincidence.
I just got him home ordered him to bath and pick the smelliest products in the bathroom , while i washed all he owned . He had a huge tea and slept on the sofa with a face like hed sucked a wasp . The hospital trip to orthopedics degenerated into a bit of a battle , he can be hard work when hes stressed , he just kept telling me in a very loud voice that he wanted to stab people and fffing and blinding the whole time , I had to apologise to three waiting rooms of older people and explain he has ASD which didnt go down well as he hates people knowing . He was racially offensive to the young Polish xray technician , so that by the time we actually saw the doctor he was getting very close to a major dressing down .
You should have seen his face when the doctor was so huge he had to duck to get through the door and to make matters even better was very well spoken and black as pitch .  It seems that his wrist is still broken after 18 months he then started a whole rant about getting a solicitor with much more ffing and blinding , the Dr raised his eyebrow and looked at me, so i pointed out that been as he was to stoned to do anything most of the time and couldnt remember anything accurately from day to day it was more than likely his own fault , I also told the Dr about his ASD and that he is supposed to be taking anti psychotic medication .
Talk about an atmosphere he didnt speak to me all the way home to his housing scheme , we'd picked up Mr Bah Humbug up by then and even he commented on the deathly silence
I think I may be off his xmas list either that or ive changed to his stabbing list ...ho hum

Monday, 26 September 2016

Jumble Sale Season

The Bowls Club Jumble Sale at Washingborough was its usual source of wonderful at the weekend , What can I say a whole two bags full came home with me . Mr Bah Humbug got an entire winter wardrobe for a £1 3 pairs of cotton trader trousers , made for dwarves aka extra short legs, a fleece and a pair of jeans that didnt fit , I could tell he didnt much like them, so just to be mean ive cleared all the stuff that he cant get into into a bin bag and charity shopped it all , plus all the t shirts with paint and welding holes have gone into the rag bag and are already at the  charity shops ,they went this morning before he got the chance to stop me , what is it with men?  he hasnt worked for nearly two years and he still wants to wear his work scruff day and night , this will doubtless cause a huge argument that im more than ready for .
Well that was one bag full the other bag is all mine !! Even im not sure why i bought a modern  Aynsley vase that I dont like and dont need, but for a whole 20p with the  labels still on it , it came home and  I keep looking at it in horror, its so not me . I like my roses full on Victorian .
Gorgeous 60s pinny , cant have to many of them squirreled away can you?





And look who was hiding among the barbies a lovely little jointed composite dolly , great condition , im sure she can find a home somewhere , along with a big bag of 50s and 60s dolly clothes everything from baby doll to Holly Hobby 70s style . I got the cocktail markers thrown in , havent a clue what i shall do with them . Theres also a stack of knitting and craft magazines that i shall flick through and pass on . £2.50 spent in total ...