Showing posts from December, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


Cats are Cool

Admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of cats, mostly due to the fact that they cause my immune system to get into a bit of a tizz: I once had conjunctivitis so bad I thought I was going to lose my eye ... it was like poking an over-ripe tomato that couldn't hold it's shape.  Horrifying. What with the manky eye, asthmatic-breathing, red splotches everywhere and a nose that was running faster than the bathroom tap, I wouldn't have looked out of place in some kind of horror movie.  Who needs new strains of virus when a cat can do the job?! But despite my body's need to freak out at the mere sight of a cat, I can't help going 'Awwww' when I see something like this: Awwwwww, bless! It's a shame they grow up, isn't it?!  But then, if they didn't, you wouldn't get excellent vids like this one: Still not a fan of cats?  Then perhaps musical hamsters are more your style... :-)


All of last week, I was very much looking forward to the weekend just gone: partly so I could escape the work I am doing at the moment (I would be more mentally stimulated watching In The Night Garden for 8 hours a day), and partly because my new hob unit was due to be delivered. When I bought The Hob , the sales guy arranged for a Saturday delivery and said it would be delivered any time between 11am and 5pm, an ever-so-slightly better time window than you would get for a plumber or sparky.  The John Lewis delivery guy whupped the plumber/sparky's ass*: he phoned me at 10:30 to say he would be about 45 minutes and then promptly arrived at 11:15! And there was I, all mentally prepared to spend the day in the flat, tidying and boxing things up, only to find myself free to hit the shops ... which I promptly did, of course.  How could I not with Christmas only just round the corner??? Several hours later, filled to the brim with stress-relief cuppas and carrying numerous bags o


Crikey, its not safe anywhere any more is it? One minute you're trundling along minding your own business and then suddenly BAM! you're hit square in the face by December, all bling'd up like a chav in Argos. Baubles!!! Whenever Christmas approaches, it takes me a little while to get into the swing of things as I try to work out what to get people, even if they've given me a list of things to hunt down.  To try and ease the frustration of not finding suitable pressies early on, I have a tendency to then spend money on things for myself so that by the time Christmas rolls in, I've usually spent as much on me as I have on everyone else. Not that I'm a spend-a-holic at all.  Much. Well, today kicked off the proper Christmas spending in exactly this fashion, as the visit to the Good Food Show last Friday has spurred me on to replacing the broken hob. For those of you that were regular followers before my blogging break, you may remember this post where