Thursday, May 28, 2009
I'm tired. It's been a busy week, I've woken with a headache each morning, but fought it off - and am shattered when I go to bed at night. I'm definitely looking forward to new job.... I was right on Saxophone man. Looking forward to a fresh start, and more stimulation of the brain.
Tooli and Si are heading up hills again. Separate hills, I might add, so I see a quiet night ahead for me tomorrow night, but that's nice. I've got Reiki at 6.15, ..... and then I can come home, and go to bed. Ah. Brilliant. Lovely!
The Grandad and Grandwean are thru! There's a surprise. I seen that coming.... Oh no, they are throwing the "my dead wife in...."
Monday, May 25, 2009
A couple of weeks ago a company approached me with a query about employment, I chased them, not interested am quite happy at my job. Part of my tactic for chasing was pay me XXXXX and I'll think about it. They came back, quite happy to pay me XXXXX and asked me to speak to them.
I went down one night, spoke to them, spoke to them spoke to them for ages and ages, and then put it to the back of my mind.
Then last weekend they offered, and not only did they offer XXXXX they offered that plus some. What do I do? There was no way that in my present post I could accept any increase that they offered, it was way in excess of anything that I would be likely to get for a benefit rise. However having made my decision with the resolve that I would not change my decision. The company offered same. Argh
I went home and slept on it, made my decision again, and went back in and handed my formal notice in.
I'm calm now, and looking forward to the next month - preparing for the handover and the new surroundings. I'm travelling in the opposite direction, I can get the train. It's all good!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
SIT DOWN (JAMES)
2. Will I have a happy life?
LEAVE RIGHT NOW (WILL YOUNG)
3. What do my friends think of me
TURN ME ON (NORAH JONES)
4. Do people secretly lust after me?
NAIVE (LILLY ALLEN)
5. How can I make myself happy
HEAVEN, (SIMPLY RED)
6. What should I do with my life?
STUCK IN A MOMENT YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF (U2)
7. Will I ever have children?
AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME (BACKSTREET BOYS)
8. What is some good advice for me?
RULE THE WORLD (TAKE THAT)
9. How will I be remembered?
WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE (MYCHEMICALROMANCE)
10. What's my signature dancing song?
LOVE TODAY (MIKA)
11. What's my current theme song?
WORD UP (GUN)
12. What do others think is my current theme song?
TOWN CALLED MALICE (THE JAM)
13. What shall they play at my funeral?
I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING (AEROSMITH)
14. What type of women do I like?
WHISTLE FOR THE CHOIR (FRATELLIS)
15. How's my love life?
16. If someone says “Is this ok?” you say?
NOW I'M EVERYONE (BIFFY CLYRO)
17 . What would best describe your personality?
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS (MICHAEL BUBLE)
18. What do you like in a guy/girl?
NEVER KNOW (JACK JOHNSON)
19. How do you feel today?
DO YOU KNOW? (THE PING PONG SONG) ENRIQUE
20. What is your life’s purpose?
FOLDING STARS (BIFFY CLYRO)
21. What is your motto?
KEEP ON MOVING (FIVE)
22. What do your friends think of you?
JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL)
23. What do you think of your parents?
YOUR SONG (KATE WALSH)
24. What do you think about very often?
DON'T WORRY BABY (THE BEACH BOYS)
25. What do you think of your best friend?
YOU'RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING (BAZ WHITE)
26. What do you think of the person you like?
LONESTAR, NORAH JONES
27. What is your life story?
TICKET OUT OF LOOSERVILLE (SON OF DORK)
28. What do you want to be when you grow up?
ELVIS AINT DEAD (SCOUTING FOR GIRLS)
29. What do you think when you see the person you like?
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE (THE FRAY)
15. What do your parents think of you?
EVERYTIME WE SAY GOOD BYE (SIMPLY RED)
30. What will you dance to at your wedding?
THE NEARNESS OF YOU (NORAH JONES)
31. What will they play at your funeral?
SET ADRIFT ON MEMORY BLISS (PM DAWN)
32. What is your favorite hobby/interest?
DANCING WITH THE CAPTAIN (PAUL NICHOLAS)
33. What is your biggest fear?
MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO GO (TOM JONES)
34. What is your biggest secret?
PRide, in the name of Love, (u2)
35. What song will be the title when you repost this?
Who's got a match, Biffy Clyro
Monday, May 18, 2009
For those of you in Troon, you will have been aware of it, you couldn't not have.
Maureen Walsh was killed tragically last weekend in a car accident on the way to her neices wedding. She was survived by her Husband, Arthur, and her Daugher Abbie. Her funeral was testament to her popularity in the town. When I arrived at 1045, there was a queue, four deep outside the Town Hall over 400 yards down the street, shops around Maureen's Hairdressers were closed as a mark of respect and to allow other friends to attend the funeral. When I reached the door, the queue was still to the same place. There were seats inside for 300, they were fully taken, and people were crushed down the side passages and in the middle aisle, and there were STILL people outside.
It was a humanist ceremony and was a lovely retelling of Maureen's life, warts and all - her school days, her ballet days, her dating, her drinking, her boyfriends, her family, her love of life. It was lovely, there were laughs as stories were re-told, which was how it should have been.
We were there to celebrate that she had been, not be sad that she was gone. It was amazing to be in that room full of people - many, many of whom I had hung around with, gone out with, got drunk with, laughed with - older ladies who were missing their styling, because their hairdresser has gone, friends from school, hairdressers who had work beside her, friends. It was a celebration of her life, and I hope the turnout was comforting to her family.
However, a husband and a young girl are still missing a wife and a mother, and that is the heartbreak.
Hug whoever you have a little tighter every day.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Boy had Advanced English Higher, Tooli was hill climbing (Yes, Sorry Wee-Devil, they are all at it), Si was working and then Scouting, and I was... here.
I did walk / run. I got Boy to drop me at School and I walked/Ran back, I'm doing the same this morning except from Town. Si is heading up a Hill (Yes, Wee-Devil, it is quite sad, but the truth is, a lot of this running / walking I'm doing it hoping to lead me to a place where I too, can jog up the hills with them).
I made a lovely curry for tea last night, I don't excert myself too much in the kitchen, but I did make an effort last night, and tonight I'll make the effort probably for Tooli... Boy will probably be out again, and Si will still be up a hill.
One thing I did do creatively last night was begin petitioning..... Marr College needs Astroturf pitches. We (we as in the Town of Troon, and the School of Marr) have some of the BEST grass playing fields around, but the children's teams are beaten useless when they play away, because all the rebuilt schools are training and playing on Astroturf which makes the game faster and harder. Yes of course the teams do better when playing at home, but they still can only train with the pitches are worthy. I emailed all the Local Councillors yesterday, the Local MP the Local MEP, Sport Scotland and the Lottery. Of the 5 Lottery Grants I found on their site which were "suitable", - we were disallowed on two of them because 1. we were a school, and 2. because it didn't highlight the heritage?? the other three ran out of date in August 2008?
What is the point in that?
I'm going to try Tom Hunter, Colin Mongomery, and anyone else I can think of from Troon who might have a bit of dosh!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these five questions to your online space. Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below so we can all check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!Which of your friends is the most frugal?
Don't do Frugal Friends. No I don't.
Which of your friends is the biggest spendthrift?
Mulberry Bags every other Month? Diamonds? TV when no TV is needed..... Devil/ Wee Ring any bells?
Which of your friends is the most daring?
Beardo, went to Mozambique to help build a school... how daring is that... so far out of my comfort zone.
Which of your friends is the most cautious?
Cautious, ... mmmm not a word I'm familiar with.
Which of your friends has the hottest temper?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sunday Stealing: The 2 for 1 Meme
1. What is on the walls of your room?
Wallpaper that needs to come off. In fact, I may go up there now and start stripping!
2. What type of music do you listen to?
Right Now I'm listening to Marmaduke Duke, Singing Friday I'm in Love, a Cover of the Fabulous Cure! I like loads. Yesterday I was singing to Risk Astley, and Frank Sinatra.
3. What do you want more than anything right now?
Loads more money. Seriously. I have many things I need to achieve, and for them I need money.
4. Do you get scared in the dark?
Not If I have my Si or any of my Two Children with me. He takes my fear, and they make me brave.
5. What's you worst fear?
Someone sticks an Evil Tomatae In my mouth while I am sleeping
6. If you could anything right now, what would it be?
I would go for a run.
7. What’s the meaningful gift that you’ve received?
Toolibelle gave me a box of "things" all symbolic, a penny so I would never be poor, a tissue to comfort me, a time out so I could have a break, it was simple and beautiful. And yesterday I broke it.
8. Do you have a crush?
Yes, Christopher Lambert, Rick Astley, Mr Shiney Beckham, Robert Downey Junior, I have many many crushes.
9. Who is your favorite celebrity?
Hmmmmm, right now, Mr Shiney Beckham, he is sooooo pretty. I could look at him all day, and slever.
10. Could you fall in love with someone that you know must leave?
I did. I got the whole package, in the Navy, here one day, gone for 7 months the next. My heart was broken.
11. Share a favorite quote of yours.
Love, Laugh, Live
12. What’s your weakness?
Coffee, Tunnocks Tea Cakes, Salt and Vinegar Crisps, Rare Filet Steak, Competitions
13. Do you believe that we all have a soul mate?
Yes, and I have mine.
14. What were you doing before Sunday Stealing?
15. What do you get complicated about the most?
Feelings. Is there anything more complicated than feelings?
16. What turns you off the most from a potential partner?
If he were to love Evil Tomataes
17. What is you worst habit?
Biting my nails
18. When was the last time that you were jealous?
I try not to be, really really really, but, I am always jealous of the fact that my children are fearless and try EVERYTHING.
19. Have you ever had a “friend with benefits”?
Maybe, or where they maybe one-night stands? ha ha ha
20. Do you use sarcasm?
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Do I use Sarcasm? Do Bears Like Honey? Do Bee's Buzz?
21. At the moment, what’s you favorite song?
She Wants To Dance with me..... - This is the third song I have written here, the others were Don't let it Rain, and Big Bad Leroy, because these are the ones I sing loudly in the car.
22. What is you favorite day of the year?
23. Describe your love life.
24. When was your last one night stand?
Christ a million years ago, I've been with Si for 23 Years..... and all that ended then.
25. How many past lovers are too many?
ha ha ha ha I couldn't possibly say.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Last night on the way home, I discovered the joy of listening to music on my Iphone. Yes, I know, that is what they are for, but todate, mostly I have listened to books. Music was annoying me slightly. However, the Iphone has this lovely thing called Genius. I choose a cheesy song (and a lot of my songs are cheesy), and it automatically selects another 25 of the same cheesiness. Amazing.
So I stick the phones on, and sing at the top of my voice. Ellajayebee alerted me to this lovely singing in the car business, and for that I thank her muchly. I literally came into work today, singing and dancing, there is so much that Rick Astley can do for a laydee!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I have discovered Audio Boos! Click the link above to hear last nights!
I'm not quite sure of the possibilities of purpose of this, but I think it is quite nice to spread noise about....... This is a lovely Birdie Boo which I recorded last night while out "running (1)
The next one, is the noise of us sitting round fire pit the other night, I wanted you all to hear the lovely crackle of the wood burning, but It's quite distant and there is the noise of me sniffing (with A cold I add, and not me literally "sniffing" anything off any tables). In order that you can hear what wood burning should sound like... here is my third and last Boo of the day, which was my Woodwick candle... which sounds like a bonfire should.
1. For "running" read, walking fast, panting, shuffling legs a l
Monday, May 11, 2009
Tonight, I got up off my butt!
Tool and I walked 6 minutes, ran a minute, walked 6 minutes, ran a minute, walked another 6 minutes, ran a minute, and then sat at grans for 20 minutes while we (or sorry I) caught our breath and then headed back.
Walked 6 minutes, tried to run a minute lasted 30 seconds. Walked six minutes, and ran a minute, and I really ran. Walked another 4 or 5 minutes and then ran the last 20 yards home.
Then I went outside and collied the ropes while Boy and Tool did the Double Dutch. Well Boy actually did double dutch, Tool bounces about a bit and laughs loads!
Now I am keeled over in front of PC thinking about shower and bed! Notice that Tooli looks fantastic, while I look like death!
Oh My Weans! love them to bit.
Also love my Man who stood and did the ironing while watching crap TV!
Si walked with the Scouts, from the Scout Hall to The Prestwick Caravan Park, onto the Beach and Back along to Troon. Boy, was dropped at Dundonald Castle, and he and 11 other Explorers / Leaders ran the 13k back to Troon, this included through Forest, up the side of a hill, and through fields.
Had this been a beautiful day, it would have been a joy. As torrential rain started at 9.30 am, and continued until 2 pm, both of them were drowned and aching.
Sunday dawned a far more beautiful day. We got up reasonably early for us, and got stuck in about the days tasks. We were heading to the pictures at 12! Typical, why didn't we book for Saturday when being inside wouldn't be a problem. As it was, we managed to get both kids to come with us. Star Trek ..... Aw. I love Spock I do.
The weather was still great when we came out at 2.30, and we spent the rest of the afternoon in the garden, while Boy Studied and Tool Piddled around.
After dinner eaten outside in the garden, we lit out new fire pit, how lovely was that, to sit in the setting sun, with a little fire going. Tooli was in her element, - I think there is a little of the hereditary piromaniac in there, poking fire and finding things to cook! Bananas and chocolate after 2 minutes are nice, after five minutes not so!
After fire, Superhero Movie called. O M G It is soooo bad. Laugh out loud moments but moments of total cringe too!
Bed, and then it starts all over again!
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Then it dawned on me, "Unfortunately Helen" is what I was supposed to say....
Unfortunately, Helen refused to take no for an answer, (as is always the case)
Unfortunately, Helen is the last of her kind. (Yes, I'd agree with that)
Unfortunately, Helen, as the fairest of her sex, (most definintely)
Unfortunately, Helen was easy prey for unscrupulous people. YEs, I am
Unfortunately, Helen was the bride of Menelaus. No My Husband is Simon
Unfortunately, Helen had to commence the CTS 30 miles from Perth What is CTS? Is that were Keifer is?
Unfortunately, Helen was thrown away by the studio. Aw. And I hoped for a career in Acting!
Unfortunately, Helen liked to gamble and by all accounts she wasn't ... I won 85 on Friday!
Unfortunately, Helen doesnt pick up on the fact the Kitty doesnt ... Like to be swung round by the ankles
Unfortunately, Helen's anorexia confounded such a softly, softly approach So Much so, that at 23 stone, she still believed herself to be anorexic
Unfortunately, Helen stopped taking her medication and was hospitalized during a psychiatric crisis One of many I'm afraid!
Unfortunately Helen Terry, would never out live her Culture Club days as a solo artist That was a certainty!
Unfortunately, Helen was rather unlucky in getting work, she did have a short spell working for Northampton Council And very nice they were too!
Unfortunately, Helen Merrill never really lived up to the promise of this album I never was the best singer.
Unfortunately, Helen's dress looks a little like a safety . Jacket / Life Belt?
Unfortunately, Helen didn't have much contact with them, she was a black sheep of sorts Yes, I behaved myself, unlike my sister and mother!
Unfortunatelies were a bit distressing, so I treated myself to some Happilies!
Happily, Helen's Hoo Bears are very popular, Ho bears? Dirty Pole Dancers?
Happily, Helen Hunt takes the Oscar for best Actress in a Sit Com
happily, Helen also has left the Sans Souci Which is a boat we sold last week, and I sure won't be going away with it!
Happily, Helen will return to the screen in Rajiv Sharma's Bachpan I'm a bollywood superstar?
So, Reiki the goldfish, he's hiding now.
Tony the Fish is dying. Dilemma. What do I do? Do I flush? or Nurse?
Last time, I decided to flush, and I regretted it ever since, especially when I cried for 30 minutes afterwards, and next morning colleagues asked after the saga of the dying fish. Guilt was written all over my face, and they KNEW, they KNEW I had killed the fish. It got worse. next morning, they had black armbands on, and had gone so far as to get a blow up fish in a blow and stick RIP MURDERER on it!
This in itself, is a step forward. There have been about 8 fish since then, all passed in natural circumstances (well I had my back turned when I forced Si to do it), and now I am breaking my silence. If anything happens, you are all going to suspect.
Hey - I just had a thought. I'll reiki him. See what happens!
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
First Job: Pot Washer in a Restaurant
First Real Job: Bank Officer
First Favorite Politician:Margaret Thatcher
First Car:Suziki thing, looked great, wouldn't go for very long!
First Record/CD: Two Little Boys. Rolf Harris (or Snoopy V. The Red Baron)
First Sport Played: Netball
First Concert: Slik. Glasgow Apollo, see the link, for set list!!! Feb 1975! I was 11.
First Foreign Country Visited: Spain
First Favorite TV Show: Jees, Can't remember, Fingerbobs??? Watch with Mother?
First Favorite Actor: Maybe, Paul Michael Glazer from Starsky and Hutch? That is about as far back as I go?
First Favorite Actress: Farah Fawcett.... Wanted her hair!!
First Boyfriend: I didn't know, but a boy came back to school after he left, and all the boys were shouting "here's your boyfriend..." First I knew about it. His name was Richard.
First Encounter with a Famous Person: First encounter I can think of, was having members of Wet Wet Wet coming into the Restaurant I managed. Boy, did that spoil any illusions I had of fame and fortune.
First Brush With Death: Walking round Wastewater. . . . We nearly died surely!
First House/Condo Owned: 44 Struan Drive, Inverkeithing. Quarter Villa. Very nice it was too, apart from being in Inverkeithing, and next door to the meanest maddest witch in the world.
First Film Seen: Bambi
First Favorite Recording Artist: First, or first I'd admit to? ha ha ha. Bay City Rollers were my first "crush", henceforth leading to them being my Very Very Favourite recording artists. Though, looking back, I can see you could really hardly call them artists?
First Favorite Radio Station: Radio Luxemburg, with it's brilliant "Tampax Tampons, because, you are a WOMAN today adverts... tee hee
First Book I Remember Reading: Jees. I can't remember. Please don't take that wrongly. I do read, I do, lots and lots. However, the first... nope. Can't remember
First Meme You Answered on Your Blog: I think probably Friday5. I think it was the first one I stumbled over.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Managed to drag myself from my pit about 11, and Si and I got some shopping... Boy went "out to see who he could find". and Tool went to Ayr.. Pictures I think, and then shopping. They met up and Boy brought tool home. I lay and slept in the garden.
Up to work at 4 for Hog Roast Prep. Didn't really do much til 5.30.... and then we went to Llanthony for their "Launch" party. - What a beautiful boat. It is a Dunkirk ship, and has slept Edward and Mrs Simpson, and Profumo and Christeen Keeler. history? Eh!
Back over to the shed and the next two hours passed pretty quickly. Hog gone. Completely. I had the best piece of crackling ever - caramalised from roasting, and coated on the inside with beautifully moist strips of pork. Mmmmm.
Mum came over, - managed a roll and a drink, before Si, Boy and Tool shouted her out for being a litter lout, and then Boy sidled up to her for a lift home, to get to see girlfriend.
Si got drunker, Tool sat in car. I cleared tables, stacked chairs and eventually resorted to switching off the lights and still the stragglers straggled.
Back home, Si thru up..... I've had a cup of tea, chatted to mum, put the bunnies away, and now I'm heading up to bed. My eyes are shutting. Too busy a weekend.
Friday, May 01, 2009
1. My uncle once :tickled me, til I pee'd myself.
2. Never in my life : have I enjoyed the dentist
3. When I was seventeen : i was young, free and mental
4. High School was : a blast
5. I will never forget : my daddy
6. I once met : Sean Canery
7. There’s this girl I know who : is a complete tit
8. Once, at a bar : I allowed two chappies to tie my hands to the wine rack and leave me dangling
9. By noon, I’m usually : ready for bed
10. Last night : I was slightly happier than I was at in the morning when I turned 38
11. If only I had : 1, million pounds, I'd be delighted
12. Next time I go to gym/church : will be a miracle
13. Susan Boyle : has slightly worse eyebrows than me
14. What worries me most : is the size of my arse
15. When I turn my head left, I see :my lovely lovey husband
16. When I turn my head right, I see : the lovely ikea light
17. You know I’m lying when : i'm unconcious.
18. What I miss most about the eighties : Is being young and mental
19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be : Lady MacBeth
20. By this time next year : I will be really really slim and gorgeous
21. A better name for me would be : Delilah
22. I have a hard time understanding : Quantum Pyschics
23. If I ever go back to school, I’ll : be a teacher and kill pupils
24. You know I like you if : i speak to you as a human being
25. If I ever won an award, the first person I’d thank would be : my husband
26. When I compare 80’s rock to 90’s rock : I know I was born in the right decade
27. Take my advice, never : smoke is dirty
28. My ideal breakfast is : crispies, eggies, and fried bread
29. A song I love, but do not own is : Wouldn't it be nice.
30. If you visit my hometown, I suggest : You leave quite quickly
31. My favorite Beatle is : I hate the beatles
32. Why won’t people : pick their rubbish up
33. If you spend the night at my house : don't sleep in the living room, I can't lounge about if you do!
34. I’d stop my wedding for : ..... no one.... My husband is best
35. The world could do without : politics
36. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than :eat tomatoes
37. My favorite blonde is : marylin munroe
38: Paper clips are more useful than : staples
39. If I do anything well, it’s : legal
40. And by the way :jees I'm so drunnk