Thursday, July 30, 2009

Promise me, you won't stand by the light.

okay, boys have now been away 7 days, and I have another 9 days before they are back. Hmmm

So far, I have cleaned downstairs, and the bathroom. I can't be arsed doing any more.

Today was Tooli's birthday. She is 15 now! Can't get over that. Where did the time go. I remember her 10th Birthday. I had just had my hysterectomy, and while her dad took her and her pals to the Cinema, I decorated the house, and put pictures up in all the windows. She was delighted, but I had to go to my bed for the rest of the day. I had totally knackered myself.

We always seem to be broken up as a family with it is her birthday. Once, Boy and Me were in Manchester, and Si was in RNR Duty on a boat in the Plymouth Sound. Wee Soul was with Gran, but she didn't loose out. I think Gran bought her every flipping Barbie that was available that summer. We came home to a living room FULL of Barbie. NIGHTMARE.

Her friends are always away on holiday, so parties are small intimate affairs. However this year she spent last night in Arran with her mates - Twins, and two other pals. I've just looked at the photos and she had a ball. I went over to pick her up off the boat and bought her and Allie a Cocktail (Virgin) in Cecchini's while I gabbed over a coffee with Andrea.

Tonight, Me, Tools and Gran went to The Old Loans Inn, which was gorgeous, if service a little slow, but hey we weren't in a rush. I had taken a cake in early on in the day, so the staff all sung beautifully to her, (even though I forgot candles). Food was lovely if a little filling!

All in all an exhausting day. I'm ready for bed, but Tooli, doesn't want brthday to end, even if it means sitting watching crap on the TV til midnight!

Night all.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Run Rabbit Run Rabbit Run Run Run

My Neighbour just came to door to tell me she seen fox running into the lane between our houses. I flew out backdoor to put Bunny in hutch. Safe!

One of the Kit's wont come in though!

And I had to tell neighbour how scared I was when door went at 1045pm and I was here all alone!

When I was Young, I never Needed anyone, Those days are gone

So, here I am again. Alone.

Tooli has taken off for the Wastelands of Ar-dross-an, and gotten on the Ferry and headed for Arran. She has just text to say that she is going to a Ceilie. How can a girl whose name is Ceilidh without a C, manage to spell it wrong?

Boy and Si are still up hills. Two Separate hills now. Si is on either, Doldrnhorn, or Frundenhutte, and Boy is on Blumlisaphutt.

Oh heavens, I just looked them up. Wish I hadn't. Frundenhutte, I think I can cope with. That is the one with the Lake in it.

They have already been to the lake, so maybe a little higher climb will be okay. The darker coloured one with the jaggy rocks in Blumlisphutt. Where my Boy is for sure. They both will sleep on the top of the hill tonight, and then climb back down in the morning.

I was slightly concerned about Si - his phone calls have been short, and not particularly sweet. Moaning about Boy being in Pub, spending money, while he is running around like headless chicken chasing Scouts. Boy has given Dad a hug and told him not to be so stressed, so it must be bad. Hmmm.

I'm sure he will settle into it. I have already found photos of him, captured in the back ground of some of them. It is a weird sensation to see this person I know so well, standing somewhere so unfamiliar, with loads of kids, he should be at the other side of my bed! Hmmm. The weirest thing is that when we met, this is how we lived. Si went away to sea, and stayed away for weeks or months at a time. When he came home, THAT was odd. I used to think there was "Someone" in the house, if I came downstairs for coffee, and he went to the loo while I was down.

Still It does you good, absence makes the heart and all that, although absence does nothing for me, when the Bean Bear keeps bringing dead animals in the house. Although I have discovered that if I run at her screaming she takes them outside, because she thinks I want to eat them.

Beau on the other hand. Wants to sit, and be loved; which means I can't get on with the spring cleaning (yes, I know it is Summer, hey ho, I'm a late starter).

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Go Baby Go Baby Go baby Goooo Don't upset the Rhythm no!


Tooli and me are watching a programe on "Gender Reassignment". During the course of the programe, Tooli has asked me to clarify, whether or no the re-assigned men will have three bum holes (Pee Hole, Poo Hole, and Baby Hole). I decided to be clever about this and clear the whole issue up and wiki'd Vagina. Hmmm. Wasn't expecting a photograph of a vagina being held open!


Anyway, that has cleared up any confusion she may have had about it! ha ha.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Follow Every Byway, Til You Find Your Dream

So the boys finally made it to Kandersteg. I think the older boy was ready for turning round and coming back. No sleep on Friday on the boat, younger scouts running round causing havoc. So Si took great joy in keeping them awake all day Saturday.

Overnight in Luxembourg, at Scout hall. No beds for the leaders, they slept outside in Bivouac, on hard ground. Journey from Luxembourg to Switzerland - Si last ate at 2 pm, he phoned me at 1015, he hadn't showered, hadn't got his room and hadn't ate. He was dirty, tired and smelly and HUNGRY. I was shocked at how awful he sounded.

Thankfully, he phoned tonight in a much better humour, although having just past his son sitting in bar, enjoying hospitality, was not BEST happy! He was going to go and organise 25 Plus Scouts into activities for the Evening before he even got a snifter at the bar. And totally exhausted from walking up hill to Oeschinensee Lake

Top picture is the stop over in Luxembourg, second picture en route back down hill from Lake. Click the link to see how beautiful Oeschinensee is.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Stealing, Firsts......

Sunday Stealing, Done on a Monday! (Sorry)

1. Who was your FIRST date?
My first date, hmmm, there were snogs. There was much hand-holding. If we are actually going to talk, "will you go out with me, meet me here..." Then I think it was John B. I knew it wasn't going well when he said "The nights are fair drawing in". Hmm

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
Am married to my first love! ha! All that went before were grande pretenses, if you are talking about talking to first serious boyfriend. No. He left the country. As did the next one, what the hell was I doing wrong?

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?

Advocat. I was allowed advocat at a very early age (8 or 9) at New Year to "hear in the Bells". Hmm. First REALLY REALLY Alcoholic Drink. Closing night of the Lang Spoon Restaurant in Troon. I drunk a glass of everything on the bar. Starting with Pernod, and finishing with a bucket in the bathroom, and my bed for 2 days!

4. What was your FIRST job?
Dish washer in the above restaurant. I was only 13 when it changed hands....

5. What was your FIRST car?

A little Suzuki. I loved it to pieces, hated the man who sold it to me, because guaranteed, each week, something else fell off it. Nothing small mind, the clutch, the gearbox, the hand brake. It was a DEATHTRAP. GI Motors, You Did Me!

6. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane?
Jersey. When I was 9. We went a lovely holiday to St Hellier. Second flight, being the one home, wasn't so good. Mum took ill and passed out in the toilet. Ever wondered how you get someone out of a toilet on an aeroplane, who has passed out in their own vomit? It's not very nice, and involves your dad swearing a lot at the Stewardess, and an ambulance.

7. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?

My first best friend was Jackie, and no we don't talk. Recently she fulfilled my childhood dreams and moved in round the corner from me. But our lives drifted apart and we really don't have anything in common any more. We were friends for years, and shared LOADs of great times.

8. Whose wedding did you attend the FIRST time?
My cousin Linda's. It was in a hotel in Prestwick, and I always remember my other cousin saying that she was enjoying it more than her own wedding.

9. Tell us about your FIRST roommate.
My first room mate was Boris, (Janni). We kind of rescued each other from the other available horrors that could have been our room mates, we made a good team until the final month of college and we stopped talking, in saying that, I spoke to her this week.... 22 years on.

10. If you had one wish, what would it be (other than more wishes)?

That my mortgage got paid off by the mortgage fairy.

11. What is something you would learn if you had the chance?

Highland dancing.

12. Did you marry the FIRST person you were in love with?

Oh Yes I did.

13. What were the first lessons you ever took and why?
I took Ballet Lessons because my mum didn't want me to have bowly legs.
I took lessons to learn to drive. I took shorthand lessons, because I was bored.
I took Hostess Cookery Lessons, because my husband to be was a chef and I wanted to impress him. I took Tap Lessons, because I wanted to dance like Fred Astair

14. What is the first thing you do when you get home?
Have a cup of char.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

If I could turn back time......

Heavens, this is the strangest thing ever.

Si and Boy are away, en route to Switzerland, via Holland and Luxemburg on a bus, with 58 other Scouts! Nightmare.

They left yesterday morning, look at them... that is the Cruse Tartan ha ha - Not really, they didn't know what Tartan to wear, so I choose it for them, - I went for mcLeod, in honor of The Highlander... ha ha ha, if only they knew.

I used to think Si was tall. Hmmm. He doesn't loo it standing next to Boy does he? - And he is standing up straight. I have another one, and Si is crouching. Is so funny.

So, it would be me and tool, but Tool, not here either. She is not in Switzerland, she is St Andrews, at a Volleyball Camp. She is texting me between training sessions, to tell me how awful the food is. Is very amusing. Posh ravioli tonight. She had to fill up with Chocolate, and a Crisps.

So is me, all alone. Is very very strange. I was reiking last night. Speaking to a lovely wee girl who is recovering from having a brain tumour removed in December. She was such a pleasure to be around, you wonder, don't you. These people who have such suffering, but they are always such lovely kind and selfless. I don't know how they do it, do bad things strike the people who can support it? Someone said that to me once, "i suffer, because I can bear it, you wouldn't be able to". Lovely.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Holidays' All gone

1. If you could turn back the hands of time to correct one wrongdoing, what event would you choose and why?
What wrongdoing? There are so many of them. Not mine, I'm thinking of national disasters, world astounding disasters. Stop the coal falling on Abergifan? Stop the bombs being planted on Lockerbie flight; Stop Saddam Hussain invading Kuwait; Piper Alpha catching fire, The underground bombs? Would turning back the hands of time of one incident way way back, stop all evil? Would be nice to think so.

2. Are you one for tradition? If so, what traditions do you strongly believe in? If not, what makes tradition hypocritical?
Nope, not really one for tradition. When you are younger, is nice to see tradition, and remember a focus for things; when you get older, the traditions seem old and weary, and for the most part boring.

3. You were taking part in an event and you had to crossplay, who would you crossplay as and why?
Crossplay? Ah. Transgender. Let me think! Who. Hmm. Santa? Papa Smurf?

4. If you only had one day left to live, how would you spend your last day? Would you be tempted to live fatally if you knew you were to die the next day, and if so, what extreme measures would you take?
I would spend my day, doing things I love with the people I love. Walking on the beach, eating ice cream. I wouldn't live fatally, It's not been my nature ever to take risks, I am a fearty cat, I'd rather live happily without risk, and take the next day as it came.

5. What are your top five sinful materialistic items, ones you'd expect from others including those closest to you? Why are each in the position they are in?
My Iphone, My Iphone, My Iphone, My Iphone, and My Iphone.

6. I am...content

7. I feel...content

8. I see...the big tv on the screen in front of us.

9. I need...A pee.

10. I family

11. I wish...i'd won the Euro lottery last night.

12. I think...that I am a happy bunny.

13. I hear...Tooli typing to her pals on the computer

14. I crave...Chocolate

15. I fear...the doo Doo monster and chocolate

16. I hope…that the numbers come up.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday 5......... Scoobie Snacks

Where can you go for a really good bagel, and how do you like yours?
In Scotland, Bagels, aren't really "done". I like my bagels, from Morrisons, New York Style, Cinamin and Raison, with Smoke Salmon and Cream Cheese.

What is your favorite style of doughnut?
Iced Donuts, not sugared.

What’s your favorite flavor of Lifesavers?
I don't know what a Lifesaver is. Hang on. Aha. Jelly Beans. My favourite Lifesaver, is Jelly Belly, and it would be, Cappucino, or Latte, or Coconut, or Vanilla, or Cream Soda, or Buttered Popcorn, or, yeah, safe to say I love Jellybelly.

What O-shaped breakfast cereals do you like?
I don't do O shaped cereal. I do, bran flakes, or Special K, or Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, Yumsy.

How do you feel about onion rings, and where can you get some good ones? Burger King do good onion rings, Lido do good onion rings, Morrisons do packet onion rings.

Thursday, July 09, 2009


1. I’ve come to realize that my chest-size. . . Is Magnificent

2. I’ve come to realize that my job. . . Is Great Fun

3. I’ve come to realize that when I’m driving. . . I Like Listening to Books

4. I’ve come to realize that I need. . . The love of A good man (which I've got)

5. I’ve come that realize that I have lost. . . . . Quite a bit of my Brain

6. I’ve come to realize that I hate it when. . . . . . I have a migraine

7. I’ve come to realize that if I’m drunk. . . . . . I get a migraine the next day.

8. I’ve come to realize that money..... is the route of all evil

9. I’ve come to realize that certain people. . . . . . . Can drive you insane.

10. I’ve come to realize that I’ll always. . . . . . .Love my husband

11. I’ve come to realize that my sibling(s). . . . . . Is my older sister

12. I’ve come to realize that my mom…. . . Has entered a second teenhood.

13. I’ve come to realize that my cell phone. . .. . . .Is my most favourite thing.

14. I’ve come to realize that when I woke up this morning. . . . . . I was still very tired

15. I’ve come to realize that last night before I went to sleep. . . . . I was exhausted

16. I’ve come to realize that right now I am thinking. . . . . . I should go to bed.

17. I’ve come to realize that my dad. . . . . has been dead longer than I have been with my husband.

18. I’ve come to realize that when I get on Facebook. . . . . . I can't get off it.

19. I’ve come to realize that today. . . . . . I really like the sunshine

20. I’ve come to realize that tonight. . . . . . . I spent most of it in bed.

21. I’ve come to realize that tomorrow. . . . . . Is my last day before Holidays

22. I’ve come to realize that I really want to. . . . . . Finish Knitting something

23. I’ve come to realize that the person mostly likely to repost this is. . . . . .Wee-Devil.

24. I’ve come to realize that life. . . . . Is for Living

25. I’ve come to realize that this weekend. . . . . . Is going to be BUSY.

26. I’ve realized the best music to listen to when I am upset. . . . . .Is Noisy and Lively.

27. I’ve come to realize that my friends. . . . . . Are there if I need them.

28. I’ve come to realize that this year. . . . . . Is the one I was hoping for in 2004.

29. I’ve come to realize that me exes. . . . . . Were a learning experience

30. I’ve come to realize that maybe I should. . . . . . Exercise more.

31. I’ve come to realize that I love. . . . . .My life as a mother.

32. I’ve come to realize that I don’t understand. . . . . . Computer Programming.

33. I’ve come to realize my past. . . . . . Made me what I am

34. I’ve come to realize that parties. . . . . . Are not where I want to be.

35. I’ve come to realize that I’m totally terrified. . . . . . Of Tomatos

36. I’ve come to realize that my life. . .. . . Is pretty good. . .

Over the Sea to Sky.........

And Soon.

We are going back to Shuna.

I love Shuna.

I do.

We all Do.

It's A Beautiful Day. Hey Hey, It's A Beautiful Day....

So, new job.

All going swimmingly. Lovely office. Lovely people. I'm so glad I made the decision.

I'm driving down, I was going to get the train but I decided to drive, just to make sure I knew where I was going to be and how long it took, but driving slowly, it only takes me 20 minutes... I then have a lovely walk along the shore front which takes me 5 minutes and I'm at the office.

Is all good.

I'm so pleased.