Sunday, 28 July 2019

british summer time

Just as we were loving the hottest day ever in the history of Britain and living our best life in the beer garden on a Thursday... along came 48 hours of torrential rain and temperatures better suited to March. 
Bloody British weather.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

man on the moon

Loving all the stuff about the moon landings at the mo...

Thursday, 18 July 2019

holiday shopping

I want to be one of those people who spends the week before they go on holiday just pottering round the shops buying new HotWeatherClothes, insect repellant and sunscreen.
I'm not quite sure how I ended up being one of those work-till-the-last-minute-then-stay-up-till-2am-ironing-and-chucking-random-stuff-in-a-case-whilst-screeching-at-anyone-who-dares-to-sit-down sort of people.
But this year is no exception.
I have actually turned down a few jobs this month. But obviously not enough cos I'm having to work my little arse off and stay up till stupid o'clock just to stay affloat. 
That early morning beer at the airport can not come soon enough.

Friday, 12 July 2019

just bury your head in the sand mate

If the work list is long and the time available is short....just make like an ostrich and bury your head in the sand. 
In three weeks time I'll be sipping a margarita and eating nachos on the beach
What work 🤷🏼‍♀️?

Thursday, 11 July 2019

monkeys and stuff

Yay, it's the eldest's last night in the jungle, she sets off home tomorrow. Can't wait to see her. She sounds to have had an amazing time! Two nights in Dubai followed by a week in Bali doing jungly things like riding elephants and visiting the monkey forest certainly trumps my first holiday at the same age with my boyfriend. (A 24 hour coach journey to Spain to spend a week in a pre-erected tent in case you're wondering.)
And only 17 sleeps till she's back on a plane for her jollies with us.
The youth of today 🤷🏼‍♀️They don't know they're born.

Sunday, 7 July 2019


The eldest is living her best life at the mo. Today she rode on an elephant in a river! Then washed him. And fed baby elephants.
Meanwhile at home I made a winnerwinnerchickendiner for my mum and dad. Similar. But not the same 😐

Friday, 5 July 2019

child free

OK so this is weird. The eldest is living it large in Bali. And the youngest is away in a tent till Sunday. We are child free all weekend. And we're staying at home. This has never happened before. Well, not for the last 18 years and 10 months. Whenever a child free opportunity has arisen in the past we've taken full advantage and legged it to a hotel. But the other half is going away for the week next Saturday and it's only 3 weeks till our jollies so we didn't bother.
In any case, with the eldest leaving for uni in September and the youngest only 3 years behind her Im guessing that this empty nest is the future.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

what's going on

Currently happening in my little world:
The eldest is on holiday with her boyf. They're in Dubai at the mo but fly to Bali tonight. Not. Jealous. At. All. 😐
I've joined a gym. I've never been in a gym before. I have my induction tomorrow. That might be the only time I actually go.
I've taken on more work than I actually should have done and I'm getting a twitchy eye at the thought of everything I need to do in the next 3 weeks and 4 days.
We go on holiday in 3 weeks and 5 days. So I won't care anymore.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

june 19

That's June done and dusted. Another year whizzing by superfast. 

Thursday, 27 June 2019


It's suddenly totally tropical in Yorkshire. Woohoo. I might even have to take a layer off!
[It's completely not true that all Brits ever talk about is the weather. I hardly ever mention it myself.]

Sunday, 23 June 2019


The eldest finished her last exam on Monday. Happyflippinglulliah! So we zipped straight off to Centerparcs and rode bikes through the forest all week.
I've now got about 10 weeks worth of work to do in the next 5 weeks before we jet off on our jollies.
Bye then.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

father's day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Especially mine. Who's away on holiday. And the other half. Who's out working for a couple of hours.

Friday, 14 June 2019

the big shop

Our Tesco online delivery comes between 9 and 10am on a Monday. To secure this apparently popular slot I have to place my order sometime soonish the week before. So I go online, chuck a few random items in the basket and check out. Then every Sunday night, after moaning about it for 3 hours, I go back online to update the order to something we actually need.
Only this Sunday I moaned for 3 hours, went online, spent forever updating the order....then forgot to checkout.
So the delivery arrived on Monday morning and it was basically a bottle of Jack Daniels, some prawns and 12 packets of crisps. 
My sister said that this was the equivalent of spending an hour walking round Morissons filling up your trolley, then leaving it in the bread aisle. She's not wrong.
So I logged back in and secured ANOTHER slot for Tuesday morning. Apparently Tuesday mornings aren't as popular as Mondays. I chucked a load of cleaning products and toothpaste and toilet paper into the basket and checked out. I intended to go back and add actual food before the 11.46pm deadline.
Only I forgot. 
The delivery arrived on Tuesday morning and it was basically dishwasher tabs, tin foil and bog roll.
Still no food.
I had to physically show up in person at an actual supermarket to buy our dinner. 
We've run out again now cos I hate supermarket shopping.
But at least we have the Jack Daniels.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

rain rain rain

You've gotta be suspicious when the weather men say it's gonna be a "flaming June"
They're usually flaming lying.
This June is no exception.
It hasn't stopped chucking it down all month.
And don't tell me it's good for the garden. I don't want it to be good for the sodding garden. It's overgrown and like a bloody jungle as it is.
Just send some sunshine please.
And warmth.
It would be nice to stop wearing 15 layers of winter clothes.

forgot to post

A couple of pics that I stuck on the old insta but forgot to put on here....cos we all love seeing the same old shit on every media platform 😆