Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's a Cold, Cold Country

Relief all round when I managed to get in touch with the energy supplier yesterday and sort out my number dyslexia which seen my Energy consumption for the month triple from the month before.... they didn't question it, they just upped my monthly payment, by three.... I didn't question that, I just thought it was as a result of their prices increasing.

So laughs all round at both of our incompetence. 

Is freezing this morning, but having analysed the bills so intently over the last couple of days, I'll be damned if I'm going to put the heating on in the morning.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Best Holiday

My Menorca Villa are running a competition to find the winner of the "My Best Holiday" competition... it got me thinking, which was my best holiday?

The last holiday I spent with my Mum and Dad could arguably be my best holiday.  It started off as what I thought was going to be my worst nightmare.

"We've booked one last holiday for you to come with me and your dad", said mum.  "two weeks in a hotel in Menorca - a room for three".  At 17 the very prospect of two weeks in a tightly enclosed place with both my parents was the stuff of nightmares!

Mum worked part-time in a little travel agents and had gone to great lengths to book the cheapest flights, and phoned the hotel personally to organise it.   We set off on the day, my heart was half happy at the prospect of sun, half terrified at having to share with both parents....   The plane was delayed by 3 hours.  Good Start.  When we arrived, of course we had no agents to direct us to buses to get us to the hotel... We got in a taxi and my Dad spoke in the Local Tongue to get us to Punta Prima.... by local tongue, I mean his version, shouting at 10 decibels louder  that required in broken English.  The taxi driver looked in his mirror and raised his eye brows.   I looked out the window and wished I was somewhere else.

When we arrived, we were so late, the hotel had decided that we weren't coming and had let our room to someone else.   They had no other rooms.  We looked so dejected they started to phone round and find something for us; but then the manager appeared and advised that due to their error, he had found something that we hoped would be suitable.   He walked us a little way across the road from the hotel, and into a beautiful lush garden, he guided us to the side of a building and up a flight of stairs, dripping in clematis... and honeysuckle.  And opened the door to the two bedroomed villa which he "hope would suffice" for the holiday.

Suffice?  This was luxury beyond anything we could have dreamed of.  There were balconies running round the whole building, there were two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and dining room, and our own bathroom.    We tried to look "slightly" disappointed at not being in the hotel.... and waited until he was gone and then jumped around like children.

The rest of the holiday was a dream, a wander to the hotel for coffee and bread in the morning, a walk onto the beach for some sun and some swimming.  Lunch on the beach side restaurant which played "J'taime" on a regular repeat.

An afternoon siesta, a wander to the hotel for evening meal, and drinks on the balcony listening to the crickets in the garden.

A great holiday, and great memories of time with mum and dad.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Stealing......

1. Where was your profile picture taken?   My profile picture is Dogwithnobrain.... Dylan, long gone from us, was a lovely, lovely doggie, with very little, in fact, absolutely no brain. He broke his back, and was paralysed for 6 months, wore a brace, had multiple operations, and eventually walked a little wobbly until the end of his very happy and contented life :-)

2. Name someone who made you laugh today.  Vic Reeves.  Well Jim Moir actually.  Jim being the person behind the creation of Vic Reeves.   He has always made me giggle in the way that Eric Morecambe did - I think he is cut from the same jib.  I watched Hebburn, and he did make me laugh, and then I cried.  I did actually cry.

3. Do you believe exes can be friends?  My husband has an ex-wife. and they are most definitely not friends. And she hates me.  And she made his daughter hate me too, even though she doesn't know me.  My ex's never made it quite as far as marriage, and no, I'm not friends with them.  Mostly because I carry a grudge as big as a boulder :-)

4. How do you feel about Dr Pepper?  I don't like Dr Pepper, I think it is an evil name like Willy Wonka, and I have a suspicion that it tastes like Cherry.... and I don't like cherry.  Bleugh.

5. Who was the last person you took a picture of?   My Daughter... As she got on the train to go home .... She is gorgeous is she not?

6. Are you upset about anything?   I try not to be... negative emotions and all that stuff.  Keep my head calm.

7. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?  Yes,  the good that comes from relationships is worth all the shit that goes along with it. 

8. Are you a bad influence?  I used to be... I so used to be... and I loved it.  I took a bank full of married / engaged ladies to a strip show for a Hen NIght and I was branded "Scarlet Woman".... And the husbands/ partners were terrified of me. :-)

9. Night out or night in?  I'm getting old.....  Night In :-) Thank you.

10. Has anyone ever called you perfect before?  Yes. I call myself Perfect frequently.  My husband does not call me Perfect, he calls me gorgeous!

11. What song is stuck in your head?   Kylie frikking Minogue, "Can't get you out of..."  every time I head "In your head..." I hear that song. Thanks for that.

12. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., who do you want it to be?  Not the bogie man.

13. Do you smile a lot?  Yes, I smile all the time. I am a happy person.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

1. Have you anything to confess today? I confess that I love my husband probably as much as I ever have. 
2. have you ever broken a law? If so, what was it?  I don't believe so.  If so, I must have done it under the influence of alcohol and forgotten.

3. have you ever committed an act of betrayal against a friend or family member? explain.  No.  I am a good person. But that doesn't stop people committing them against you.
4. Has someone else done something that, to this day, makes you cringe when you think about them committing the act?.  I saw someone on the TV the other day, playing with meat and then eating raw fruit with unwashed hands.
5. Have you ever found yourself sexually aroused by someone that you absolutely should not have been?  Yes, I had a very bad dream last night I am still wiping bleach thru my hair.
6. have you ever cheated at school? how so? No,I told you before, I am a good gal.
7. What if you came across a backpack stuffed with one hundred thousand dollars. Would you keep it?Yes, I bloody well would.
8. What if you were the most powerful person in the world. How would you use that power?  For good.  I repeat. I am a good person.  I might also make sure that my family were okay.
9. What if you found a magic lamp?  I would keep it and cherish it for a while, and then set the Genie free, only after ensuring he wasn't a bad bastard confined in it for being EVIL.
10. What if you could change one thing about the world. What would that one thing be?  Borders, racism.
11. What if you could take one thing back. What would that one thing be?   I would like to take back, every apology I have ever made. 
12. What if you were stuck on an island forever but had all the water, food and shelter you needed. What would you do?   Dream.
13. What if the internet didn't exist?  I wouldn't waste so mch time.

14. What if you never started blogging?  I would still be writing a diary.
15. What are your November 22 Thanksgiving plans?  I am in UK we don't do Thanksgiving. I will be sniggering at my son, celebrating Thanksgiving.