Saturday 29 January 2011

Busy day!

Oh I'm busy today. I was up at 7am and in Tesco for 7.15am. I've got the FB team coming for dinner. Who the heck are they? Well - it's a group of lovely pals who I've only met once before round at Deepak's when we held an X-Factor night. They are friends on Facebook and we make each other laugh all the time with daft comments flying back and forth...especially when there's something choice on the TV. (Oh we know how to spend the winter evenings!).

They are lovely kind, supportive people - and I like them all very much. So tonight they're heading over here to be wined and dined.

I am making Coca-cola barbecue spare ribs (!), with veg.....a lovely Broccoli and Stilton soup to start and the somebody else is bringing the pudding.

I'm also making a cherry cake for one of the husbands who is stuck at home with the kiddies so his wife can come over here to play.

It's also my lovely God-daughter Amelia's birthday party today - so I'm popping up to her house later with a small gift too.

I'll be knackered by bedime....but It will be fun !

Thursday 13 January 2011

Trying it on....

My front door bell has just been pressed. Because it did - I opened the door. Mistake number 1. There was a man standing there (we live in hope) I plastered on a smile - only to notice that it was the funny chubby guy with no hair and missing teeth and no relationship with deodorant from the building firm next door. What a great way to begin my day.

He came to tell me that their drains are blocked. Apparently their store-room regularly floods. The contents of the flooding water are not very pleasant (if you know what I mean) enough said.

He seems to believe that the blockage is down to me. I live alone. I go to the bathroom (harrumph) once per day. (I don't think any more detail is get my meaning?). I am grateful for the regularity and so far no outside help is required. Not a Bran Flake in sight. Next door - they have a staff of about 15. Great big hairy arsed builders. In my reckoning - there's a 15 times more likely reason to believe that the drain blockage is down to them rather than me! Not exactly rocket science is it.

* Note - I don't technically live alone. There's also the dog. But her solid ablutions are taken care of in Ecclesall woods every afternoon.

I - on the other hand - don't have any problems. My sinks empty very well. My toilet flushes with super efficiency. I have no odious odours wafting through my dwelling. Lucky me.

So I can see no reason on God's green earth as to why I should phone the drain company and pay the bill to have the blockage removed. And I told him so. Very politely, I might add.

He's gone now - he wasn't very happy.

After he left I thought about it some more. He may as well have popped round and asked if he could take me out to dinner and me pay the bill because his wife is ugly.

Wednesday 12 January 2011

T'were a lovely day....

Oh I've had fab day. It was really great :) This morning was lovely and lazy and I have to confess to not getting dressed until nearly lunchtime!

After lunch and a nice leisurely bath I went to Fiona's for our daily walk in the woods with the doggies. As always - it was lovely. There's something really theraupeutic about our daily stroll in the woods. Millster is getting more adventurous by the day and she kept running off after squirrels. Poppy is more sedate and tends to stay a bit closer - but she too - today - had her moments of escape. Naughty white dogs.

After our walk we set up my karaoke kit at Fiona's for her dinner party on Saturday night - and have to confess - we had a bit of a sing-song! My - that was fun. We're not quite Aretha Franklin and Lulu - but we're not far off!

Quick change and off to the flicks to see this movie which I have to say was excellent. We scored it an very healthy 9 out of 10. Certainly recommended.

Then to La Scala for supper. Pasta for me, and various bits and bobs for Fi.

Now I'm going to bed. Zzzzzzzz. Great day (Thanks Fi) XX

Tuesday 11 January 2011


Well - a new year brings new opportunities, enjoyments, friends and experiences. Bring it on! I'm so ready. I'm quite giddy about the things that 2011 will bring. Already I've been out for a long lovely walk every day since the New Year with the Millster and Fifi la Trix. I've also had a very peasant walk with Ms Scott and that was lovely too. There's something about being outside in the fresh air and the beautiful woods that just lifts your mood. I am getting quite addicted to the walks and the lovely feeling of well-being that it brings.

We've vowed to make a cinema visit once per week from now until eternity - seeing as they're so many movies that are worth watching - and we hardly ever go. Tomorrow night we're off the see this movie which I am excited about because I think it's going to be good :)

I have a date this afternoon with a nice Irish chap with whom I've been chatting for a couple of weeks - he might not be the 'one' but I'm sure he'll be a nice new friend.

I've also decided to embark on a small series of studies this year...all for improving the mind!

Happy New Year everyone XX

Beautiful New life