Monday, 20 February 2017

half term jaunt

Woohoo! We're going on a half term mini break to Centerparcs today. I booked it months ago when I remembered how crap winter is. Clever me 😌

Sunday, 19 February 2017

weekend ups and downs

We went to see The Pet Shop Boys last night. God they were dull. Not my cup of tea at all. The other half thought they were ok though so we had to stay till the end. 😴

We legged it back to join our mates in the pub afterwards though. And we got a curry delivered as we arrived home. At 1 o'clock. In the morning. So all was not lost. Apart from a few hours sleep. But did I mention it's half term? Oh joy of joys, we have all week to catch up.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

hellooooo weekend!

And hello half term! Yeeha!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

feel the lurve

Happy Valentine's Day peeps. Hope all your love dreams came true today.
The other half is taking me on a hot date to the cinema to see that classic love story Trainspotting2. Old romantic!

Monday, 13 February 2017

grey skies and crap weather

Still February.
Still winter.
Still bloody grey and cold.
Still taking the vitamin D. With naff all effect.


Apparently the sky is still blue beyond the clouds. But I wouldn't know about that because the sodding clouds never leave Yorkshire.


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

skeggy by the sea

I'm just about recovered from our weekend away. We went to Butlins Skegness on an 80's weekender to help celebrate someone's birthday.
For anyone not familiar with this great bastion of 1950's holiday culture, Butlins is not exactly known as a place to go for a luxury 5* exclusive break these days. Indeed I was informed shortly before we went that we had to provide our own towels! And the other half told me it was recently voted "9th worst holiday in the UK" so I can't say I was particularly looking forward to it.
But, you know what? We had a bloody ace weekend! Probably the 9th best weekend EVER! Helped along of course by the copious amounts of alcohol we consumed. And the rather amusing company. And the fancy dress. EVERYONE got dressed up on Saturday night. (We were Buck's Fizz, google them if you're too young to remember) I didn't stop laughing all weekend. Or drinking. Fanbloodytastic!
   

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January 17

Well January lasted LikeForEVER didn't it?
On to February now, the month of 2 mini breaks, half term, valentines and sugar free-ness. For some. Not me. Obvs. It would be worse than January if I had to ditch the Green & Blacks.

This was the longest month ever 👇🏼...

Monday, 30 January 2017

chinese new year

Bit late with this but I had a SuperMadBusy weekend. Better late than never though eh? Kung Hei Fat Choi people x

Thursday, 26 January 2017

cooking fatigue

God I'm so booooored of deciding what to cook. And sooooo bored of actually cooking it too. The kids are both fussy but in different ways and they hardly ever like the same meal. There are only so many times in one week you can make chicken fajitas. The other half never gets home till about 8pm so we eat together later. This means that sometimes I end up making 3 different meals. Most of the time actually. And I'm beyond bored of it.
I've already made 2 out of the 3 meals tonight but I have to go to the big one's (last ever) parents evening in a bit. And I can not be arsed cooking for us later. The other half is gonna have to magic up a takeaway on his way home. Or find us a chef. Or whisk me off to a michelin star restaurant. Cos I'm on strike. The kitchen is CLOSED.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

lazy weekend

Does it mean you're getting old when you really enjoy a weekend of doing not-very-much? Or is it just a nice change from being super busy all the time? Thought so...

Thursday, 19 January 2017

early bus

We are in the midst of trying to work out what the chuff the big one is going to do with the rest of her life. We thought we just had to decide what A levels and where. But it turns out that's not good enough nowadays because if you want to do a certain job you apparently have to have a certain degree and you can't just do any old willynilly A levels, you have to choose the subjects that will secure you that coveted place at the. best. uni. Only she hasn't got a clue what she wants to do and therefore no clue what degree she wants to study and as a direct result no clue about her A levels. Or where she's gonna do them. 
We had a meeting with a top bod at her swotty academic school this week and he offered her an unconditional place in the swotty academic 6th form. But to open up her options we went to look round a fabulous 6th form college in Huddersfield on Monday. It was so good it made me want to apply myself. Cos who doesn't need a few extra A levels? 
She loved it. Just 2 downers to dampen our enthusiasm: They don't offer German which she thinks she wants to do. And, more importantly, it would mean us setting off at 7.20am to drive to the bus station so she could get the college bus. I came out in a rash when I heard THAT piece of information!

Monday, 16 January 2017

blue monday

I have it on high authority that today is Blue Monday. It's a 'thing'. 
Well I can tell you something... It's not Blue Monday round here. It's flipping Blue January
I'm alleviating my symptoms by ordering stuff and waiting for them to be delivered. I'm currently awaiting a Ferm Living laundry bag, some Skinny Tan fake tan that's gonna transform my life and a Ted Baker dress.
And I'm popping the Vit D pills like they're smarties. 
I'm yet to report any positive results but remain optimistic.

Friday, 13 January 2017

searching for sunlight

I googled what date it would be when my alarm stops going off in the dark. (6.45am.) (I know this is not super early to lots of people but it is to me.) The result was 20 March. This was bad enough news 'cos that's like ages off. But then I discovered that the clocks go forward a week later so my joy will be short lived and it's actually gonna be mid April before there's any chance of a glimmer of light when I get up.
I'm traumatised.
I've bought some vitamin D.
And I'm still googling holidays. 

Saturday, 7 January 2017

longest week ever

OMG that was a bloody long week. I hate getting up in the dark! HATE it! It's just not right. I don't mind getting back to normality and back to work. But why oh why does it all have to start so flipping early in the morning?!
I've been cheering myself up by googling holidays. Currently focusing on the Caribbean....

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

january bloody january

Bloody January 😩
Bloody alarm clock 😩
Bloody dark 😩

That is all.