Sunday, 23 October 2011


Our friend died on Friday. He was only 41. He had cancer. The NHS fobbed him off for 2 years before he was finally diagnosed, by which time it was too late. He left a lovely wife and 3 children, the youngest is only three.
It's so sad and so unfair.
Rest in peace Ken xxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Minnie the alarm clock

Every morning before school I have to drag the kids out of bed kicking and screaming....they never get up straight away and are never early. I always end up screeching and going off on some rant about how late we're gonna be and get up now or else, blah blah.
But that was before we got a dog. Now they bounce out of bed before I'm even awake. They hop, skip and jump downstairs, before it's even light, in competition to see who can get to the dog first. They get dressed straight away so they can go for a run round the garden with the little pooch. No nagging, no screeching!
So maybe having a dog does have it's advantages after all.....till the school holidays next week that is.
Although I'm sure they'll be bored of the whole thing by then...

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Minnie the dog

Well of course I knew that we couldn't all trail over to Bolton and actually come home without a dog didn't I?
This is Minnie, the newest member of our family. 
She's an 8wk old Border Terrier and was a bit smelly. But she's had a bath now and is settling in well. 
She was a bit whiney today so she sat on my knee while I worked.
I'm still insisting she's not my responsibility....but she's actually really cute....and I actually quite like her...don't tell Neil...

Monday, 17 October 2011


The other half has nagged for a dog for the last 800 years. He always had a dog when he lived at home. He's wanted one since we met.
I don't really like dogs. I don't want one. 
I have managed so well up to now but he's increased the pressure lately. He's been showing the kids photos of cute little puppies. He's been telling them they can have one. He's been looking on the interweb for a suitable one. 
But I don't want a dog.
Yesterday was his birthday. We went out for the day and he spent half of it on his iPhone searching for dogs for sale. He kept showing the kids the cute little results of his searches.
Today he phoned one of the adverts. He arranged to see a man about a dog tonight!
I don't want a bloody dog!!!!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

rain again

Sooooo bored of this crappy weather :-(

Monday, 10 October 2011


I had my eyelashes done on Thursday...lovely long lashes that were easy to flutter. They were meant to last two weeks. Last night a couple fell out on one eye leaving a gap in the middle showing normal length rubbish lashes. Tried to get the others off 'cos I look ridiculous. But they appear to be stuck on with superglue. Now I've got one eye with normal lashes and one eye with lovely long lashes. Ace!

Sunday, 9 October 2011


We went to the races yesterday. I'm not much of a gambler. Usually lose the first two races then pack it in as a bad job. But yesterday we won a tenner on the first race....and a massive £143.50 on the second!! Woohoo! Only bet a fiver as well! Had an ace day after that :-)

Thursday, 6 October 2011

new baby

Yay I'm an Auntie again! Congratulations to Neil's sister who had baby Alexandra yesterday :-)
We don't get to meet her till Sunday 'cos she lives 30 miles away and we can't squeeze her in before then :-(

Monday, 3 October 2011

smarty pants

The little man was given a tube of Smarties at Beavers last week. He had to scoff the Smarties then fill the tube with as many little things as he could. He has to take it back to Beavers tomorrow. Full. 
This is how I found the tube this morning in the green wheelie bin!
I wouldn't mind but the culprit was the parent who picked him up from Beavers last week and got all the details.
...And it wasn't me!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

iPhone protection plan...

Look at my fab new phone cover!
Only took me 15 months and one smashed phone to get round to it :-)