Friday 22 February 2019

Check List

So im running round prepping and scaring the family into doing the mothers response? ive being getting an extra crate of wine every week since xmas , bless Brexit on the piss .
Actually im just kidding im not prepping for Brexit , im prepping for Universal Workhouse , I would normally be stocking up now as i dont have to pay the water rates till April but i expect this devious sly government will try a huge Universal Credit push , hoping that nobody will notice the extra deaths it incurs and use Brexit as the excuse .
I did ask my daughter about her views on a second referendum , she is a staunch Remainer but she said that in the event of a second referendum she would vote leave on the grounds of democracy , we voted the powers that be should accept that . Didnt expect that one, but it shows she was well brought
Meanwhile im quite enjoying spreading wit and wisdom on the 48% Preppers group on Facebook , come and join in , theres so many panicked people on there who need talking down to common sense and between you lot theres about a 1000 years of common sense and hard times that at a time like this its good to share around.  Havent quite got my head around the dopey ones who are buying there third freezer , have 100 Frey Bentos in the cupboard  and own 10 cases of chick peas , a thing theyve never used before . But the attitude seems to be we must buy as much as we possibly can , because if nothing happens we can always afford to give it to the Food Bank ..go figure . Theres also those on a limited income who are crapping themselves because they dont have the money to stock up , there anxiety levels are scary . 
The more i look at the current situation , the more i realise that it wont be food that will be the problem , we may have lack of variety and the cities may well struggle with civil unrest . The big problems i think will be lack of consumer goods , daft shortages of things that are sitting on a dockside because theyre not a priority , the stuff you just order off amazon because its broke or you want an upgrade . Cant see this being a problem for me, but for huge swathes of the population who are used to having what they want when they want it this isnt going to go down well . The rude awakening that the £1 in your pocket cant buy what you want here and now ....

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Prepare for the Apocalypse

Just kidding ...No i admit ive been neglecting you all , due to apocalypse duties. You know desperately scouring the  country for Fray Bentos Pies and tins of beans takes your energy away .
I did like one of the press horror stories , that we will have to eat mountains of kale and leeks because they will be the only fresh veg around , shock horror , we may have to eat seasonal veg for a while ? That and tons of mushrooms because we grow most of the EUs supply and they cant be delayed by customs.
So what are you all stocking up on ? ive bought extra cat food because its not quite rabbit season yet , then the furry scroungers can pretty much feed themselves , except for Miss Penny of course , who finds the art of killing rather blase and for the plebs .
Garden wise ive not started anything yet , ive a feeling that winter hasnt done with us yet .  Need to get a new propagator lid ordered , nobody smashed it !! Seeds ordered this morning , heavy on the beans and peas this year they can always be dried easily as well , ordered Ransome seeds ,the plan is to toss them round at the very bottom of the garden and let them do their own thing , they can stink the place out in peace there, broad beans ordered thanks to the mice , plus a few more odd herbs for the collection.
First major job , move the strawberry bed,so i need to pot loads of runners on , more nut bushes to plant on to replace the hedge chopped down by Charlie Chainsaw next door , he has now fortunately split up with his missus , who informs me its because he wants to be a playboy , she doesnt appear to be missing him much
Jumble Sale wise i spent a whole £1 this week on some Star Wars pyjamas for the munchkin to grow into and new to me plastic plates that keep on vanishing into bedrooms!!
Theres a bowls club Jumble this Saturday at Washingborough not certain of the time some say 1 , some say half 1 , so i will camp out for that one , theres not a whole lot on my jumble list this year , next size up for the munchkin a few bits and bobs for me , garden tools being the main one , munchkin needs

Friday 15 February 2019


Its the start of the Jumble Sale season properly this week , Washingborough Community Center 12.00 in aid of pussies , not sure if im going because theres an auction that isnt online at Market Rasen, it says its antique but this one is notorious for lumping box lots together for next to nothing and theres often a lot of household stuff among it , daughter is taking the afternoon off so we can go take a look at the viewing this afternoon ,  I might leave a couple of cheapie commission bids , you never know , then i could go to the jumble .
The sunshine has made me go outside and try to decide what to do in the garden this year , still lots of general heavy stuff needs doing , but i need some slave help for that , veg wise i need to have a think , we need the veg and the munchkin likes helping so there wil be some but not sure how big an area this year , who knows .
So im off o go and get on now , dont forget the pussies

Wednesday 13 February 2019


At the moment things are a tad hectic for no apparent reason , the days seem to be flying past . I think its because im sleeping so much it really isnt like me , i could snore 20 hours a day of late
But im starting to want to get out and do stuff again , not that i have the funds to do much , did get a laugh at some of the suggestions of cheap things for the middle aged to do articles in the press .
Join a walking group ...i live in the middle of a gorgeous country leisure resort area , i walk because im skint and have no fuel , plus im really antisocial
Book Club Anyone ?  I have never understood the urge to sit together and discuss a book , I read everywhere even in traffic jams , im rarely more than a foot from a book , plus the stuff bookclubs read isnt what i would want to read .
Craft Clubs , I tried , I really tried , but it always went wrong , theres always some bloody know all , who wants to tell you how what your doing is wrong and they know how to make it better , then i switch to sarcasm mode and mince them , or its noisy and i cant function in a room where theres lots of chatter .
I hasten to add , none of this means that i have a mental issue or social phobia , years of kids on the autistic spectrum means im well aware I have a sound processing issues and struggle in a room full of people , parties and nightclubs as a teen were to be avoided where possible and you cant imagine the trouble i used to get in where all i could do was nod during a conversation .. My hearing is perfect , its been tested unpteen times , thats why the internets great for me , i never have the sound on the puter , i love silence .  People always assume im deaf if im ignoring them , but i just cant pick up individual conversations from most background noise and i do have to lipread a fair bit .  My friend has a son of 9 with a similar problems and he spends most of his time with huge sound deadening headphones on , back in my childhood they just tried to beat your weird out of you , but my gran just gave me wax earplugs , she had the same problem .

Wednesday 6 February 2019


Well  i got up this morning feeling positively human so its tedious chores day ..ive just sat down to play hunt the cooker realising that it really has had its day and we need to find a new to us one , this is always good fun , being poor and looking for second hand appliances is a feature of life, trying to find a small cooker to fit the supposed 600m gap that isnt, so you have to have a 500m with a few centimetres gap down the side for everything to drop down makes it hard , it  has to be electric, has to be cheap, so great fun .
Just cleaned out the veg box , decided to call it a day on the last three beetroot from back in October ive planted them in the edge of the compost bin outside,  theyre already sprouting so should give us a few salad leaves in a few weeks. Potatoes have pretty much died a death , the ones in the shops are tiny and once peeled and the scabby bits removed theres not a lot to show for your money . So much to the disgust of the troops ive bought a catering pack of instant mash and loads of cheap tinned potatoes, my excuse they are hideously cheap and you dont want to pay towards the food budget?
Washing mountain to tackle , does it never end ?
Still building my Brexit stockpile , nope its my regular build a stockpile because i dont have to pay the water rates time of year , so extra catfood and yet more instant mash this week , next week teabag mountain ..right its back to chores time , a womans work is never done

Friday 1 February 2019

Happy Preppers

Well this is getting fun , ive been so busy prepping for the day that ive barely had time to blog , well something like that , more like the wretched shingles left me with Neuralgia  but somewhat interestingly the 5 days of antivirals seems to have given me some relief from the pain and swelling in my hands . I hope this lasts a while because i may be able to get on with sewing tasks ive got  backed up once the blurred vision from the Neuralgia gives over , its getting there.
So this morning it giving loads of overnight snow, Mr BH decided we should go to the tin factory  no snow just the odd flake and binding sunshine ,lol
I had managed to explain that we needed to start a large box of food for Young Baldrick and his missus the birth of the baby having catapulted them on to Universal Workhouse , they have no income and theyre amassing yet more rent arrears . It will be  minimum of 5 weeks till its sorted probably a great deal more because they are classed as a complex case and as always Young Baldrick has managed to scare his case worker away just when they need one. We dont have much spare cash and i would never trust him with money , so we will invest in food for them to come back to . They have been kidnapped for a fortnight by his mother because they have no money for heating or  food . By the time a fortnight passes this large box of food should be full , plus im aware hes lying about no heating as they have just received a grant for the electricity from their energy company his partner dropped that one into the conversation a couple of weeks ago .
So the box has gained a huge catering pack of mash , a tray of tinned potatoes and a giant box of Angel Delight  , £5 worth , I will add a few other items tomorrow and next week on my travels . Think I will get some powdered mik , tea bags etc .
Mr BH still thinks they will be fine , im more of the view that he needs to be watched like a hawk , if he can get away with bullying his partner into trying to push everyone away  we will intervene . If we think that the kids and baby are in any trouble we will intervene . Family loyalty is one thing and im sure it will upset Mr BH if I go behind his back , but i dont have a single ilusion about Young Baldrick and his behavior and something in the way hes acting is just niggling at the back of my mind