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Friday, 22 June 2018

The Curse of the Builders

A very Agatha Christie title today methinks...
Anyway the gist of my rant  is that the builders are starting next Thursday , not bad since it was November when they were going to do the urgent boiler replacement. The man from the contractors turned up the other day to assess the job . It would seem its all going to be completely different to what the council told us they were doing . they are now not putting the boiler outside, its going back in the dining room , they are also replacing all the radiators , taking out the cylinder from the airing cupboard , not replacing any of the pipework and it all has to be done in two days...really
Confidence was not inspired by the fact that the bloke they sent stank of beer and appeared to be still pissed from watching England the night before , he turned up an hour late then fell asleep in his van outside !!
He also pointed out that theyre replacing the oil tank outside , and that we may be expected to move a shed to give tham access!! but that will be next month thank god , not sure how im going to manage that at all .
The inevitable moaning about our jammed stop tap that they wont replace because its joined to a lead house supply and its in the middle of the kitchen not on an outside wall , we are tenants this isnt our problem, contact the council they are well aware, im not wasting my breath anymore !!
So chaos raineth , Mr Bah Humbug has a lip on because ive told him he must remove the Vespa from the dining room . He has announced he is moving out into the large tent in the garden because he cant cope with the hassle , floorboards up etc and hes taking his scooter and his porta potty ...men
ive got to move furniture with a nine year old munchkin as my assistant , because everybody is either ill or not here at the moment , daughter is having surgery on the day they start so i cant even be there for her ...aaargggggggghhhh

Monday, 18 June 2018

Going Home Runrig

The road trip to Manchester was a resounding success,, ive never cried so much , my eyes are still sore . Runrig has been the Story of my Life ,  through a crap marriage , singledom and then MR Bah Humbug and his trials and tribulations there has always been Runrig.  We have grown old together and them hanging up their guitars has dragged that thought into the forefront of my mind . There was even a fan in an urn occupying a seat .  The Munchkin loved it once it was up and running and he and another little girl got to shake hands and be fussed by the band , there were a great many generational families there , a lot of stereotypical mad drunk jocks and many a tear was shed .


So this was the best xmas present ever, if the saddest , I wish i could have managed the final night at Stirling but at least my daughter and her partner will be there .


Im on such a morbid drag over this that yesterday I pointed out to Mr Bah Humbug that Penny Cat and little Doris will probably be the last kittens we ever own , his comment ?

Well youd best hurry up and snuff it ,then they can burn you in a pyre at Stirling on the final night !!!

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Runrig Bound

So today im being dragged to Manchester to see Runrig for the final time , its been a long journey down the years , they have announced their retirement and this is the final tour , so im dragging  my sorry lame arse along with daughter and grandson to the Bridgewater hall . The munchkin has been in a state all week about it , despite seeing more live bands than your normal nine year old , hes in a tiz because its Manchester and people get blown up there . I have pointed out that im still here despite people getting blown up in Manchester since I was a kid .


My Daughter is going to the final concert up in Scotland later in the summer but I knew i would struggle with that, as at the moment im struggling to sit ..lol ...today will be interesting to say the least but i will manage , lots of will power will get you most places then i can snot and cry with the other old biddies at the end of an era

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Timed Out

AARRGGGHHH  when do i get the time to blog ? Life has sadly been rather full on the last couple of weeks . Mr BH had a minor foot op last week , trivial but very painful and now the bruising is starting to come out hes in a bit of a state , so grumpy has no meaning , we are all trying to avoid him.
 Idiot GP doubled the tablets that are doing me no good theyre still doing no good as i told him theyve never worked in the past why would they now?  theyve left me very dizzy and spaced out , so when i get an appointment hes going to be told where to shove them .
 Ive now been asking him to send me up to see the kidney bloke for 6 months , my back pain is getting to the level of cant move.
Idiot GP proudly announced that they had received my medical notes transcribed from the secret vault they are kept in by the government. It consisted of 93 94 and 95 the only years they could find !
He now admits that i have had various surgeries that if he could be arsed to examine me can be plainly seen in the motheaten carcass i live in . Im fairly sure i have a kidney stone ive had them before ,that needs lazering, well i hope thats what it is . If not god knows.

Then my ex father in law 92 who went into full time care with Alzheimers  earlier in the year, was told to clear his 3 bedroom council property out in 7 days , despite the rent being paid and up to date . So my daughter got lumbered with that job, because she had a van and nobody else could be arsed among his 3 sons and numerous grandchildren , they  just told the Council to bin it all and send them the bill.  She rescued all his personal stuff photos and paperwork , delivered stuff to various charities , gave stuff to his neighbours who helped her once she told them the situation etc etc .
Harold was a lovely bloke , he would do anything for anyone and cared for his partner Mary for over 20 years , he went down hill very quickly after a couple of falls and just gave up . He knows nobody when they visit him , Alzheimers is so cruel, so we grieve for him twice its just his shell sat in the old folks home he has left the building

Friday, 25 May 2018

Pussy Power Lincoln

So thats me showing up on all the weirdos internet searches this morning !!
Today their are 2 cat Jumble sales in Lincoln , Dunholme cat protection 1.00 advertised on lincs fm events page and Lincoln Cat Care at Washingborough 12.00 very little advertising, without a Tardis very little chance of making it across Lincoln to them both due to traffic  ..lol...might give it a go if i dont budget out at the first
Last Sunday I had a whole £4 in my purse and toddled off with the munchkin to the car boot at Metheringham , if i can get a vehicle out this is my preferred relaxation , but at the moment theres always some snoring zombie parked behind me . I do like to go really early to avoid heat and crowds , plus i can get back by 9 to sort Mr Bah Humbug out for the day .
Did I buy loads ? nope it was garden canes , some different beans to those the mice army ate and a few herbs that havent overwintered and of course a couple of books..lol  Broke my heart there was a 70s Sindy with other Sindy bits and bobs in a bright red little suitcase £4 the woman asked was she charging to much ? Nope im just skint as usual.
This brings me to odd thought on Poverty , its all over the press and internet how hard times are , millions living in povety etc etc . But isnt poverty something you perceive yourself to be in . In my Darkside job I often had to fill in statements of income for various court purposes with people , it was a real eye opener. There were those who couldnt understand that £200 a month on self care , gyms hairdressers beauticians etc isnt a necessity . That kids after school clubs costing £100s a month arent a necessity, car leasing £500 a month etc etc they consider themselves poor .
But the other end of the scale are those who exist on a pension or other government pittance and make a go of it , they dont consider themselves poor, just grateful to have something coming in .  The label Scroungers is stuck to them , but its a lot more time consuming and stressful than people imagine its not sitting there covered in tattoos , smoking fags and sitting outside the pub on a sunny afternoon , its endless errors , lies and downright cruelty from this incompetent shower of shit ruling us . We are being run by an incompetent school debating society , who dont even do their own shopping ....rant over

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Going To The Chapel

https://www.letsknit.co.uk/free-knitting-patterns/knit-prince-harry-and-meghan  Had to pop this link in didnt I . 

Image result for prince harry swim suit
 Got to be the best of the wedding souvenirs .
I spent the wedding sat on the side of a fishing pit with Mr Bah Humbug and his brother The Ginger Gnome , snored through most of the day im afraid , then came home to view the wedding highlights .
Ive come to the conclusions that Amal Clooney is a succubus , nobody should be able to look that good and George is starting to look more tiny and wasted every day as if she sucks the life from him . There was some seriously stunning fashion on show most of it really tasteful . Victoria Beckham looked like she was going to a funeral , i do hope the Pizza delivery was for her , I know shes tiny but theres limits.
The bride looked stunning and the Firms bling was very impressive , she was born for that tiara .
 Just like a proper chav wedding there were endless family problems , you do wonder who got hammered at the reception and threw up in the pot plants. 
For those of us who dont really get Royalty the highlight had to be The Windsors Royal Wedding Special , chuckled my way through that one, watch this if you get the chance its on catch up TV somewhere , the Tramp Catcher was a gem and proved to be very true .
I do think Meghan is the brains in this relationship , brilliant move inviting so many of his exes.  Harry always comes across as nice but worthy, he will be the Labrador of husbands , baffled but adoring , so long as she can convince him that his decisions are his own they should have a long and happy marriage. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sun Is Shining

You know when you start a job then it leads to endless other jobs ?  Well i went down the garden and started tidying , nothing got done at the backend of last year due to Mr Bah Humbugs health and the DWP . 2 Bonfires later i had the thought we dont need as much veg this year , so lets remodel the garden !!  So despite a really late spring and the swamp being hard going ive started . Theres also the fact that Mr BH can no longer get this far from the house to criticise everything i get up to . Still have no funds for this project so its all got to be scrounged or picked up from local fly tipping on the airfield , the local resource for all manner of useful things . This is eating all my spare time in fact ive only managed a single Jumble sale and a visit to Torksey car boot . Mr BH doesnt go into Jumble Sales even the ones with tea and cakes his walking being pretty dire these days .

Torksey hasnt changed in the two years since my last visit , still tons of stuff and Mr BH can get round half of it on his buggy the other half would need an off road buggy its all up and down and potholes , so he sat and people watched while i spent a whole £1.50 on a gorgeous green vinyl 70s suitcase covered in world travel labels and a couple of plants . He still hates his buggy with a vengeance , he says its just embarrassing and people stare , but it is the only way he can get around.

But despite Mr BH being a grumpy mardy wee cripple , I wouldnt be without him . Sues sad news brings that home , Col will be sadly missed a really useful male and an epic maker of bookcases  with a cheeky grin right up to the end . 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

A Mumsy Tale

I psyched myself up last night to phone my mother , Mr Bah Humbugs comment was , "Soul Eating Time !!"
Bless her she was positively chirpy .

 I had an electrical problem . I blew up my kettle!!!
Then none of my sockets worked and the fuse box is under the airing cupboard and if i get under there i cant get out .
The gist is she had blown the trip and the idiots who she had in to replace her boiler had moved the consumer unit from out of the airing cupboard into a tiny empty cupboard beneath just to make it more convenient for an 83 year old.

Have you got Darren to come round and sort it for you ?  my cousin lives a couple of streets away

No hes on holiday , so I asked Mark, he managed to pop in between jobs .

Now my Cousin Mark lives in the same town , hes an undertaker and between jobs meant he came and parked his black private ambulance on the drive , while he flipped her trip, had a cuppa and tried to escape from her  My mother lives in a quiet little close packed with other pensioners . 
The next morning she got up to find a pair of cards on the mat, opened them and they were condolences on her own death...lol
Being my mother she had gone stomping round to the two old dears involved, had a go, and given them the cards back . The jungle drums being good in a small town she had gone shopping  ,got on the bus and it all went quiet .
We then had a whole rant about the fact she only had two cards on the mat and people staring at her  ....Mothers!!



Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Weird

This week has been a tad strange , the orthopedics firm that the local authority puts in place has been replaced with a new one , so we were summoned for a triage meeting with a new consultant for Mr Bah Humbug , so we toddled off to see this newbie .  He was very Eastern European , good English seems to know his stuff , but i dont think hes worked in the NHS much . The outcome is hes stopping Mr BH referral to Hull which it has taken 2 years to get , mainly because its not worth treating him due to his other health problems mainly the heart problems that they cant find a cause for ,  hes also asking for a referral to have MR BH gastric banded , which was the point where MR BH started to look a wee bit baffled , hes also sure that at least 2 more discs , have gone at the top of Mr BHs spine but he will just have more and more go anyway so when do you stop replacing them ?  He also questioned why MR BH uses crutches .
When we managed to get in a word edgeways and pointed out he has problems at the bottom of his spine as well that cause neuropathy and bowel and waterworks problems , he looked at the scans went AARRGG..... then  he beamed at us and said gastric band will not cure him but it will make him easier to move for me when hes bedridden . The look on the nurses face was a picture . We came out looked at each other and just cracked up laughing ......but its not really funny at all .
I think the consultant has spent to much time in the private sector that he thinks a NHS gastric band is just asked for and given , i seem to remember it takes 2 years of counselling and at least 5 stone weight loss before your even considered for the list, thats without the fact that MR BH is inoperable due to his unexplained heart problems  , plus he will be just as disabled after having one as he is now . But easier for me to care for , ive a feeling the new consultant is going to rattle an awful lot of cages , but i quite liked him .
Its also sent MR BH into one of his really dark mental holes yet again, hes going to be referred to Pain Clinic  to try and numb him to his future methinks, theyre always a nice helpful bunch so we have to settle for that for now .

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Old Biddy Party Political Broadcast 2018

Something ive noticed on my morning wander around the free internet papers The wonderful lack of Jeremy Corbyn in the Daily Fail , not a single derogatory comment , not even a comment on his carrots leaning to the Left , we are not voting today but a lot of people are in the local elections  so why have they given up on their weird hobby of imaginary Corbyn bashing . Now I like Corbyn in a dinosaur kind of way,  but You must admit he must be the most boring dinner guest on the planet, sort of Comrade pass the lentils .  and I admit i wouldnt waste a vote on the Blair Lovies he has to put up with .
The Labour Party has played a blinder with Corbyn as the leader , hes a good public speaker , he likes talking to people, in fact hes not afraid of the great unwashed at all . But you do get the impression that if hes elected one day within weeks he may choke on a lentil or fall down the stairs of the Labour Party headquarters . The party is growing in numbers everyday , every DWP letter on the mat is another Labour vote. Once Universal Workhouse really starts to hit thats even more Labour Votes .
So while we wait for the next general election , Labour is grafting at getting the votes of the little people .
The Tory Party  hit big problems ,they decided that the little people count for nothing , they ignored there local branches and many are shutting due to lack of support and an ageing population , so they began to bum lick big business for party funding because its not hard work to get a few million off them .  It never crossed their minds that the businesses would one day expect something in return .
Then we got Cameron mmmm...what a tit  , the look of horror when he realised the Brexit  hadnt gone the way it was planned , after all they only discussed it with big business party funders at their endless cocktail parties . Then the little people kicked him straight in the arse , my mother and every other Zenophobic pensioner crawled out and voted . Shocker
Now we have Mrs May with her rabbit in the headlights look , when you look at the gene pool she has to pick from for her Ministers its no wonder the country is in such a mess , theyve also realised that the weird and the strange business men who provide their funding expect something in return , hence if your rich you pay virtually no tax . The country is bankrupt not just financially but morally , the endless blatant lies will implode one day . You have to be a damned good liar to get away with it in the internet age.......

By the way which comedian invited The Orange One to visit the Queen on Friday the Thirteenth


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Of Mice and Mayhem

Bleedin mice!!!! last year they nibbled all my sweetcorn this year theyve had my broad beans, went down to the swamp yesterday only to find nibbled beans seeds sat half eaten on the soil surface , absolutely sick, these were seeds i had saved year after year that came from a heritage seed swap , so their not commercially available...AARRGGGHH
Gardening is not going at all well due to the weather and pests , its going to be a case of putting stuff in really late i think , i have to cover everything due to the pigeons then the mice turn up in gangs .

Visit from the caseworker yesterday she rang the DWP to see what on earth is going on with the Carers , they are going to start paying it this month it would seem, but now i have three different date letters , they have already cut ESA because we are getting Carers so were a wee bit skint , the last of my creditors are squealing for there money because it cant take six months to sort out benefits, sunshine it took a year to sort out the horrible mess MR BH ended up in . We are still much better off than last year .  I am also to be summoned for a back to work interview , which i shall enjoy immensely, i want them to explain why I cant go into education because im a carer 
The caseworker was telling us shes been inundated with new customers due to the first of The Universal Credit fiasco in this area , mainly self employed people who have found that its impossible to meet the requirements the DWP require , what a surprise im turning into the local DWP prophet of doom.
Ive had people ask me at the school gates if its right that you might as well give up work if your working part time self employed , its the housing benefit aspect every time . Housing Benefit now has to calculate at 40 hrs of week work, even if you work less hours due to childcare , or zero hours contracts. Where as before you worked 16 hours or more to claim Tax Credits and got Housing Benefit . This will doubtless hit single parents far more then others , thats without the six week gap with nothing to live on while they change to the new system .the change in circumstances clause that chucks you on to Universal Credit at the birth of a child , child turning 16 or 18 , time in hospital more than 2 days etc etc
Sometimes im glad im getting on and wont be around to see this whole shitty system in full flow , im seeing horror stories wherever I turn not just in the press , these are people ive known for years .The Tory party have created an online Workhouse in Universal Credit and nobody cares because it doesnt affect them . So if your voting tomorrow , vote with your heart , theyre the usual bunch of liars cheats and con men , but some marginally give a toss about others ...maybe

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Im Back

Well it rained last night and im waiting to see if the flood water drains down enough to let me continue chopping down trees . Brambles im sick of them , the birds poo them out and they pop up everywhere so im on a bramble cull , this is not a small garden so its proving fun just a row of conifers to top out , joy , nobody wants to help with that one im afraid .
The new windows are amazing , you cant see the curtains blowing in the wind nor the daylight round the sides , so a huge improvement , we will just have to watch the mould problems dont get worse . Shame they didnt do the doors as i got up to the usual hallway full of snails due to last nights rain theres nothing like a slug between the toes to wake you up in the morning .

Royal baby? suitably bored , its a baby, its healthy and it will lead a life of privilege.
 Kate looking groomed and perfect on the steps outside the hospital  , which isnt hard with a personal  stylist , hairdresser and make up artist standing outside the room waiting for you to pod . No "for god sake get me home , im leaking and i need a frozen sweetcorn round my bruised bits " like most .
Home to the nanny , valets and the press officer .
I still think they should go with naming him Kevin it has a certain ring Prince Kevin or maybe Prince Donald ? Both are popular choices on twitter along with Jeremy for some reason .


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Suspended

The blog is going into suspension due to the builders and gardening . I have lovely new windows but the mess is incredible , ive cleaned the bare minimum ,theres boxes everywhere, the place is a total shit tip . Therefore im off to get on with the garden ...lol..my broadbeans need sorting, trees to chop down a million other jobs ...I will return............................when it rains

Saturday, 14 April 2018

This is the End

I keep hearing the Doors song in my head of late , current affairs being what they are at the moment .
So how do we think Mr Putin is going to react to our latest idiocy ? So out comes my crystal ball .
Alternate futures for 2018
Mrs May has announced that Brexit is being put on hold for the foreseeable future , well you cant be messing about when youve just started a war can you .
The Conservative party has announced that all unemployed Universal Credit claimants must report to their local munitions factory , after all were not a picky country and will sell munitions to any nut job with a fistful of cash , this will be hailed as a huge success as the jobless figures fall through the floor

.Mr Trump is rubbing his hands together in glee , as he presents Theresa May with the evidence that the current government sold  the chemicals used in Syria to them , so we need to bomb the place flat before the independent commissioners get there . "Dont we Theresa, after all we have a special relationship" said with a twinkle in his eye .

Cyprus the crispy island that Putin nuked is no longer a good place to holiday. Well hes not daft enough to pick anywhere big its got everybodys airbases on it and it might serve as a real big wake up call to the Israelies to keep their nebs out of Syria

Meanwhile the orange one has just found out that the nuclear codes he was given on his first day in the job are actually the toilet door codes for the US military offices , The military are meanwhile picking their targets with care .

Now for the UK i think theres a couple of scenarios , we either end up as a Russian province, theyres an awful lot of military trained Eastern Europeans here working in the fields, or we just face the fact we are going to end up as the crispy island and we cant predict which idiot will nuke us . But neither of them need us and the EU would rather like to see the back of us . Im rather hoping its not the second scenario as I live between 3 huge RAF bases so might as well paint a huge target on my roof .

So this is my cheerful Saturday post ?

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Spendthrift

So I got a little PPI cheque , its not huge but its the first money since the 30th December that is actually mine , after a lecture from the kids i was informed by the kids that i must spend some of it on me .
 All those PPI adverts and only one company would take the problematic Lloyds TSB account that was in joint names with my ex husband and dated back to the time of the dinosaurs , its been refused 3 times ive tried since PPI got famous to get the money . Yes theyve charged a big fee but they got a cheque out of the notoriously crafty TSB , they were polite and helpful every step of the way no hassle at all , just one nasty call from LLoyds TSB they argued that they shouldnt pay out because my ex had made a claim on the policy , but he had made a claim after we were legally separated and before the mortgage was settled up in the divorce, so it was nothing to do with me. They payed out my half of the insurance .    Ebico Group I love You .

 https://www.ppiwise.com/refer/?ecr=125748077&fname=Kaye …

This has caused a bit of a atmosphere as Mr BH has put in his four pennyworth he  said i must pay my debts , its funny as these are debts caused by the DWP fiasco , but theyre now all mine and nothing to do with him , I had no debts before the DWP fiasco, this i think could mean that i may throttle him . He can be a miserable git at times but at the moment hes on his full on drive everyone away mode .
Well i bought a strimmer and a weed burner which to me seemed extravagant, but the kids said you must buy something for your self . Well theres nowhere in Lincoln sells fat bird clothing i would be seen dead in , its all sparkly fat bird on a cruise , or summer colours that attract bugs .
I looked on line all the stuff on line in fat bird is priced to the hilt or made for normal shaped fat birds , i have comedy boobs that are out of proportion to the rest of me . So my daughter said look at Wish , so i spent a couple of days rooting through the hideous fat bird half dressed clothing , I like stuff up to my neck long sleeved and a decent length , im not flapping my bingo wings for anyone .
 Finally found a plus sized shop that does multi seasonal clothing and  lots of draped stuff and she wasnt happy when i pointed out i could always use the fabric if it didnt fit , they also do the neutral colours I like , sort of Chinese granny . Which is fine by me , I do look much older than i am, like most of my family, its not a bad thing ,you dont change you just stay the same for 30 years till you pop your clogs and theres no rule that i cant wear DMs till the day i die , or have plaits and wear really bad taste jewellery and accessories . So ive spent a whole £20 on me and im awaiting the arrival sometime in the distant future when i will give an honest review of Zanzea plus size  ...first new clothing in 5 years but  it doesnt mean im not going to the Jumble this weekend .

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Open Wide

So im to be infested with the window fitters tomorrow , which seems like a miracle after the 10 years of arguing with the council over the double glazing we stole . We had been given a date but that doesnt mean a thing , they were supposed to be putting in a new boiler at xmas nobody came, but the window blokes are currently next door so at some stage this week we may get sorted . Though they seem to be having problems making the back ones fit next door , cant wait till they try to do our twisted kitchen window , fen moves and so has the house and the window frame is actually snapped and you can see daylight if you take all the tape and bath sealer off ..lol
So today is day of moving everything , so that tomorrow i can be ready shouldnt take to long but MR is nagging already , then he starts on the whole we could decorate routine ..... Errr no
I loathe decorating its my pet hate and when he says WE he means just me !! Sarcastic son will make himself scarce , Useful son cant be spared to help as Grandad isnt well . So it would be me doing everything in a state of frenzied resentment with MR  driving me mad with constant criticism , I intend to fling a bit of emulsion paint around and thats my lot .
Festering is my current mode im afraid , Mr is doing the whole,im in pain im grumpy, everyday at the moment , then hes keeping me awake most of the night . So sleep would be a nice luxury , plus the munchkin isnt back at school till next week  AARRGGHHH
Then its garden season and its all a swamp , i treated myself to a weed burner and a cordless strimmer to try and tackle the back garden so the veg can go in and just got another lecture on wasting money , I did point out that i hadnt bought a new item of clothing for 5 years and had holes in all my footwear , the cupboards are bursting and hes just got a new car and a spazzy chariot .
I didnt point out that im the one with debts after year of no money,not him. . He needs to realise that Carer doesnt equate to unpaid slave and its not sinking in very well at all !!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Modern Life

Lets talk about things that baffle me as an old biddy , looking at the modern world .
Im so glad that the fashion for comedy eye brows is starting to die off it was getting so hard to keep a straight  face when someone turned round and they didnt exactly have a matching pair or they had used a black marker pen , even better is drunk eyeliner .
The latest fad seems to be comedy lips typified in endless pouting selfies on twitter . Is it me or does this strike you as downright odd , i'm old enough to remember what happened to Leslie Ash with the trout pout that went wrong . So lets put it out there apparently your lips are made to look like your vulva???  Do they squat on a mirror or does the beautician take a ganders then stick a bit more on each side , my first thought is how do these poor girls sit down and the male i asked did say it reminds him of sucker fish on the side of a fish tank and it was bloody terrifying if you woke up in the morning and it was hiding under your duvet .
Ho hum the things people do in the name of fashion , who are we to mock , remember poodle perms?

Monday, 2 April 2018

Rain Rain Go Away

Well I had hoped to do a huge gardening post for this weekend but as the gardens currently under water and we have a six inch deep moat formed across the front of the house getting closer and closer to the front door , I think we will give that one a miss...lol

All ive done this weekend is stare at the rain , potter about  and do a little cross stitch .
 I thought i would roast the garden hazelenuts and make some fruit cakes , it went badly, what should have been a simple job went a tad wrong when Mr Bah Humbug needed my help with an urgent issue then the smoke alarms went off and you guessed it id a whole oven of flames and smoke, house still stinks...lol
Plan B was to make jam , ive a ton of fruit in the freezer that needs using up mainly raspberries , no sugar AARRGGHH  I had several bags but someone has used the lot , We dont use it for anything but jam making and the occasional cake , the culprit would appear to be Sarcastic son who informs me he takes five sugars in his coffee .  It has to be really cheap for me to stock pile it and its over a year since I bought five bags on my travels. I just wish people would tell me when theyve used the last of anything . You guessed it Easter Sunday and everywhere was shut , plus its a 10 mile round trip to any shop now and thats only the Coop.

So then I thought i'd do my spring list for jumble and car boot .
Steamer   I dropped it and it died
Small Food Processor ,  finding it hard to knead stuff and rub in pastry and the munchkin isnt always available to help .
Vacuum packer and bag sealer , always wanted to try one
Small garden fork and shovel for the munchkin , he loves gardening but hes just a little to small for the adult size
Outdoor Toys for the munchkin and his little group of henchmen , maybe Swing Ball the old style metal version, the feeble plastic Argos ones are not a lot of good . Peddle cars in a bigger size and a small set of goalposts.
I do suppose books will feature on the list along with pretty china somewhere .

So now my day starts Mr BH is shouting that he needs me , lifes so thrilling , I thought id let him lie in for an hour as hes been up and down all night and neither of us has had much sleep , but i recognise the sound of grumpy male on the move , it will be a long day .

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Spread The Word

Nothing much to say about easter eggs and bunnies and happy families . But as someone who has seen so many families and lives destroyed by the Government in their disability cull . Read this ...its not fake news , its not written by a biased press, its just someone who has to live without a future .
Spread the word , this is the reality of life today in the UK

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