Monday, 28 November 2011

Posting Woman From Hell

Today I had a parcel to post. Just one little parcel. Nothing complex. Straight forward Royal Mail Special Delivery. It's a two minute job on the walk home from school. 
Unless, that is, you get behind the Posting Woman From Hell!
And I did. 
I knew as soon as I walked in that she was the Posting Woman From Hell because I have been behind her on two previous occasions in the last 6 months.
I don't know what she does...sells slippers on Ebay is my guess...but she ALWAYS has a gigantic sack of parcels. She slowly takes them out of the sack and puts them on the scales. One by one. Slowly. She always causes a queue of Disneyland proportions. She never looks round to apologise to the people who only want a first class stamp. She just pulls out the parcels one by one.
Why does she always go to post her million parcels at the busiest time of day? Everyone calls in the post office on their way home from school. Does she do it on purpose? 
Today she had 33 parcels. Better than last time when it was 54 I suppose.
She is the most annoying woman ever.
And she wears Crocs!
Even in winter!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

snow boots

The little man has been nagging for some boots he saw. He really needed the boots. I gave in and bought them on Monday. They are meant to be worn in snow. We don't have any snow. Every morning he looks out of the window to see no snow. And every morning he asks me when it's gonna snow. He cried on Tuesday 'cos I wouldn't let him wear them to school. I don't think it's gonna snow anytime soon. He's doing my head in! 

Monday, 21 November 2011

christmas cards

Uploaded my chrimbo cards to Moo this weekend....did some gift tags and stickers this year too...woo get me!
If you're on my Christmas card list look away now!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

relaxing walk

Now that Minnie the dog can go out we decided to introduce her to her new BFF, Poppy.
Poppy is my sister's Beagle. We take Poppy for walks on Saturdays. Now we take Minnie too.
Yesterday was Minnie's first proper walk...
It went really well....Minnie was terrified of Poppy, Alf had a major meltdown 'cos he couldn't ride his scooter and hold the lead, all the kids argued over whose turn it was to drag the pup along and a big Pitbull ran out of nowhere and chased her. 
Very relaxing this dog business.....

Friday, 18 November 2011

things I have learnt this week

If you go for a walk with a dog it takes twice as long as normal 'cos you have to stop and chat to lots of dog lovers!

One night is never enough at the Titanic Spa.

When planning a Christmas meal with several families you're never gonna please everyone.

My local Tesco have started selling Green & Black's chocolate with ginger again after a 12 month absence, woohoo!

I was correct when I suspected that the company who were so keen for me to get the work done on time would not be so keen to pay on time.

Minnie the dog doesn't just bark at footballs, she also barks at men with ladders who just want to fix next door's roof.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

time for a Minnie break

Before we became dog owners I booked for me and the other half to go to Titanic Spa in Huddersfield for the night as a birthday treat. We go tomorrow, woohoo!
But now we are dog owners we have not only to find a babysitter...but a dog sitter too. The kids are off to my mum and dad's and Minnie the dog is having a Minnie break at Neil's mum's.
Oooh the amount of packing I've had to do.....

Thursday, 10 November 2011

happy days

Woohoo! Just about finished the biggest pile of work in the world ever and I'm gonna start on Spring! Yay!
And my friend Jayne who I don't see as often as I should is coming to visit on Saturday. Happy days :-)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Minnie the dog ... update

Minnie the dog had her second lot of injections today. The vet said one more week and she can play out!
She's doing very well and I like her. Apart from the poo. Some days she does ok and manages to go in the garden. Other days she doesn't. Cleaning poo from the living room carpet is not a job I like much!
And the kids aren't exactly leaping out of bed to see her any more. Now that it's cold and mostly rainy on a morning they don't seem very keen on taking her outside in their pyjamas....funny that!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

too loud

How can a little boy who screams and shouts and makes so much noise think that fireworks are too loud for his little ears....and why does he feel the need to keep his hands firmly clasped to his ears for over half an hour before the fireworks even start? He does it every year... :-)

Friday, 4 November 2011


The big little one has been obsessed with penguins for like at least five years or something.....she has sought out and been bought no end of penguin tat...she owns just about every penguin related item ever made...
But the obsession seems to be coming to an appears she has been bought one penguin too many and was yesterday overheard uttering the phrase "Don't they realise I'm sooo over penguins?!"
Okaaay.....hold the Christmas penguin slippers Nana, she's over it.....

fishink feature

The lovely Craig at Fishink featured me on his fab blog....get yer arse over there now....

Thursday, 3 November 2011

two new stars in the sky

I went to two funerals on Tuesday. Karen, who I used to work with, died two days after Ken. Cancer again. She was only 50 and left behind two lovely children :-(
It was a very sad day but after the funerals we gave Ken the send off he would have wanted....400 people drinking. A lot!
And now I'm trying to appreciate things and not moan so much....see how long that lasts!