Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I spotted this in Debenhams today, Aqua Manda!
I heard it was coming back in a Facebook conversation sometime ago but was surprised when I actually saw it!
I sprayed some on my hand but it didn't really smell as I remembered it, I was hoping it would bring back floods of memories.
I think only ladies over a certain age will remember this - wouldn't it be funny if it became popular again!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
It's been a while since I last posted anything here and before that it was getting few and far between.
I want to say stuff here but it's not always ideal to share all that's going on nowadays which is a shame.
Plus, I feel that the bloggers who used to visit (and be visited by me) have also changed their habits, their lives etc, so it's not the same anymore.
I tend to come across a lot of "Mummy" bloggers, and although I am a Mum, I'm hardly a Mummy.
I don't want to just leave this blogging lark, but I'm not quite sure what to do with it either..
One of the things that makes it most difficult is I lost some of my anonymity and now feel more inhibited to express myself.
I don't want to start over either - so for now, I am thinking!
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
On Wednesday I'm having a hysteroscopy which I'm not sure will be quite as easy!
I will be awake, no local anaesthetic, no sedation.. NOTHING!
Some ladies do go to sleep for it, but my Dr said as I've had 3 children I should be fine - oh yeah! As if giving birth 3 times increases my pain threshold!
Anyway, it's going to happen - if it's unbearable they say will stop..
Anyone have experience of this?
Thursday, October 24, 2013
They're all in the process of being made over for filming that's taking place this weekend.
I should have asked what exactly they would be filming but I didn't like to..
Monday, October 21, 2013
Fire is one of my biggest fears.
As a very young child I witnessed a big factory fire. At the time I had no idea it was a factory, as first I thought it was someones home. I feared for the occupants, pets etc. I shivered and watched the flames in horror. It was from then I realised the terror and destruction fires can cause!
As an adult I've always been cautious, I used to love candles but they made me nervous. When I got my 2 cats I decided not to use them again – I had visions of their tails on fire!
A few days ago my daughter was deep frying something, it got rather hot and gave her a bit of a fright but luckily it was OK.
However it made me think - I need to get a new fire blanket! (I had one years ago, but have no idea where it is now)
Then I thought, from where? It's not like they sell them in the local supermarket.
I came across www.sdfirealarms.co.uk who not only sell fire blankets but everything you could possibly need to secure your home or business against fire!
They sell one of the most useful things that every single home should have, a smoke detector! In fact, we need at least one on each floor of the home! Not only should they be installed but regularly checked! We have a rule in our house that we check the battery every time we change the clocks, so for us in UK, that's this weekend!
For homes that use gas appliances I would think they might find the carbon monoxide detectors worth looking at. We cannot detect carbon monoxide in the air, it's a silent killer, so one of these could actually save your life!
You can order online from http://www.sdfirealarms.co.uk/ or use the free phone number, which to me is very convenient!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I didn't have high hopes for this book when I started it, it felt at first, a bit cheesy. However it didn't take long to build into a really gripping story which I thoroughly enjoyed!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
What I have at the moment is disappointingly slow so naturally I have been looking at other options.
One option that has recently caught my eye is sky broadband deals. I like the way ALL the options are clearly laid out here in an easy to understand way and with a freephone number in case human help is required!
Personally, I'm waiting for the fibre broadband to be enabled in my area - that will make it a doddle for all of us to do what we want when we want in the same household.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I recently bought a box of food from Sainsburys without really paying too much attention to the flavours.
This morning I fed them one, neither of them liked it.
I looked at the flavour and it was duck in an orange flavoured broth. ORANGE?! for cats!??
Don't they know cats hate citrus flavours?!
I took the entire box back and they kindly changed it for more acceptable flavours.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Some time ago my daughter and her friends wanted some for a holiday - they all wanted their nicknames on them. It took them a while to find the right place to get them done.
However if they had known about the online service T Shirt Printing it would have been a quick and easy process!
T Shirt Printing recently asked me to try one of their products and I was happy to do so.. see below.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I was frequently finding I never had the music on my phone that I actually wanted to listen to at any particular time, so after some thought I signed up to iTunes Match.
It's really brilliant! I now have ALL my music with me ALL the time (as long as I have a data signal) and for the times when I won't have any signal, I can quickly download a selection to listen to.
So now I really am re-discovering all my tunes and it's making my journey to work a lot less monotonous! In fact I have to watch out that I don't start singing along and/or dancing in the street!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I know, most people don't really want to see a whole load of other peoples holiday pix, but just in case..
St Michaels Mount
Then on the journey home we visited,
And I was wondering why I felt so exhausted! LOL
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
It was a lovely break away from the madness and muck that is London.
Cornwall is a place of beautiful beaches and coves, several of which we visited and being just out of peak season there was plenty of space!
I must say that now I need a holiday to recover. I feel like I've done some awful workout which has made just about all my joints and muscles sore.
Slowly uploading my photos to Flickr, but here is one I did earlier.. And yes, we did climb down to that beach!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I found this book surprisingly good once I decided to let it go that some of the characters were rather.. ummm.. "daft."
It was a gripping read and I would highly recommend it!
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Sunday, September 08, 2013
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really, really enjoyed this story, a TRUE story, it had me totally immersed!
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Helen grew up in a pit village in Tyneside in the post-war years, with her gran, aunties and uncles living nearby. She felt safe with them, but they could not protect her from her neglectful mother and violent father. Behind closed doors, she suffered years of abuse. Sometimes she talked to an imaginary sister, the only one who understood her pain. Jenny was adopted at six weeks and grew up in Newcastle. An only child, she knew she was loved, and with the support of her parents she went on to become a golfing champion, but still she felt that something was missing. . . Neither woman knew of the other's existence until, in her fifties, Jenny went looking for her birth family and found her sister Helen. Together they searched for the truth about Jenny's birth - and uncovered a legacy of secrets that overturned everything Helen thought she knew about her family. Happily, they also discovered that they were not just sisters, they were twins. Inspirational and moving, this is the story of two women brave enough to confront their past, and strong enough to let love not bitterness define them.
Friday, September 06, 2013
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death.
Curious, she opens it - and time stops.
John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others.
Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most . . .
Very enjoyable read :)
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Friday, August 30, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I received this letter yesterday formally informing me I cannot retire until I'm 66.
I knew this already but having it on paper made it more real.
So, I'm keeping another young person out of work as I get older and slower and more decrepit.
We often have a laugh (hmmm) at work about how we will be coming into work with our zimmer frames and incontinence pads, in a worse state than some of the patients!
We will need longer more frequent breaks as we lose control over our bodily functions.
We will need longer to actually perform our tasks as our minds and bodies become progressively slower.
We will be considered geriatric! How do you fancy your medical care being given by a bunch of geriatrics? In fact all shops and services staffed by geriatrics, whilst all the young people are out of work!
Managers will have to have a policy for dealing with deaths at work as more of us will be having heart attacks, strokes and dying at our jobs.
I know this is a vast exaggeration, many people of 66+ are perfectly fit, healthy and able to work but it is a bit of a concern nonetheless! Not forgetting over the next 20 years or so the age of retirement will increase even more!