Tuesday, 31 March 2009

to much daytime t.v?

My youngest son, Jack was explaining the details of his soft toy's lives which also involved how they are related to the family.
He has a lovely monkey and he explained that Rebecca (eldest daughter) is the monkey's mother.
'how do you know she is?' I rather foolishly asked
'they have the same eyes' he replied 'AND we did blood tests'

Monday, 30 March 2009

Doing it again!

I'm sure I've talked before about my short attention span and about how I get into something on the net and then get bored.
I signed up for facebook a while ago and threw myself into it with gusto. I was looking there yesterday and find that I have 322 friends (I know a fraction and actually interact with a handful) I am in 40 groups (I visit 2)and I'm getting sick of all the junk.
Time, I think, for a clear out

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

speaking as a semi-retired stalker........

have you seen the new google street level thingy? How scary is that?

I have one friend who found her daughter walking to school, which is great, except that anyone else could watch her daughter too.
Yes, some people have complained because they have been caught out doing stuff they would rather keep quiet but the real problem is, if I were to find yor address (which isn't that difficult) I could be virtually be looking through your window very soon.
I say get this application outlawed NOW.

Monday, 23 March 2009

someone shifted my perspective (and it hurt)

Some of you may know that I am semi active in the Parent teachers association at my youngest son's school. The vast majority of the other members are female (that's not why I go, honest)

Last Friday we put on a race night and at a point towards the end of the evening one of the ladies told her husband that the PTA were my harem.
Now there was a time when having such a harem of yummy mummies would have been a dream come true (oh come on, don't we all have those dreams lol) but I found that the idea now just scares me.

I do wish I'd discovered PTA's about 15 years ago

Friday, 20 March 2009

Fame (pt 2)

A month or so ago I was talking to a regular customer at the library about how sad it is that people don't use us much.
he wrote to the local paper! His letter praises my colleague and I and gives the times that we are in the area and a contact number. He also included a picture of his 2 sons using the mobile library.

Fame at last (pt 1)

I blogged about the fact that I was going to have the chance to read some of my poetry in public a while ago but forgot to say that it happened, it was a great experience and I think people liked what I read.
The members of my writing group read a selection of our writing at The Red Shed in Wakefield (there is a web site but I can't find it at the moment)I decided to read a serious poem and a more humorous one and it seemed that the audience were into humour.
This is the first time I've read my stuff in public but now I know it won't be the last. The Red Shed have an open mike session and I'm going along in a few weeks.......

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Nation days

As some people may have noticed yesterday was St Patrick's day and it seemed that half of England suddenly realised they were Irish!

Got me thinking about recent discussion about St George's day parades being curtailed as they are racist (what piffle).

It seems to me that the root of the St George's day issue is that English people have no pride in their nation, if the English actually celebrated their patron's day the way the Irish do (ok it's an excuse to drink )then no council in the country would dare to ban it.

I didn't celebrate St Patrick's day mainly because I've never needed an excuse to drink and I'm not over keen on Guiness

Saturday, 7 March 2009

why my son will vote Labour

Well ok it's a while until he is able to vote but the current government have done him a massive favour.
With lots of prompting from famous chefs and health groups the government pushed for schools to focus on healthy meals and snacks. As a result of this all sugary soft drinks were removed from vending machines and sweets were no longer sold. OK, we all know that coke is bad for you etc etc but what do the kids WANT to drink?

Enter my son (and other enterprising youngsters all over the country) Pepsi,on offer at the supermarket 12 cans for £2. He sells them at 50 pence per can. You do the maths.