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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