Saturday, July 27, 2013

Every day should be a Saturday

Except of course when one has a hangover.

Bleugh, am hopeless, I have a little drink, and I really mean a "little" drink glass of wine, and a little measure of...Arran something. I lay in bed until 11 am, because I just couldn't move.  

But even now, sitting here watching the end of the Revolution, am still feeling a bit crappy.

Bleugh.  No drink, no more.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Fun day

Friday would be good, if it weren't for the fact I've got to get thru it before I can get home and CHILL.....

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Stealing... Long Time No Here.

Have you ever clicked on an ad on the side of your screen by accident?:      Oh god yes,frequently, however I get more and more perturbed that all of the adverts relate to things that I have recently looked at on line.  Most embarrassing when "Mature Men for Luscious Ladies " pops up.

When was the last time you were disappointed?:    Yesterday, I realised that a friend was in Scotland, and I wouldn't be on the same coast and we would miss each other again.

Do you like the smell of rain?:    Adore the smell of rain.... The grass when it is wet smells soooo alive.

What was the last thing you took a picture of?:    A family on the beach see !

When you go to McDonald's, what drink do you usually get?:   Strawberry milk shake.No that is a lie.  I would like to get Strawberry Milk shake, but I find the milk fills my belly up  so I opt for Seven Up which makes me burp.

What were you doing today at 2:15 in the afternoon?:   It's only 1046.... Haven't got to2.15 yet. 

What's the nickname of your home state?:    Burns Country.

What's the worst type of weather in your opinion?:    Muggy, damp heat.

Do you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or none?:    Kindle, Ipad.

Would you rather read or write?:    Write. for sure 

When was the last time someone took a picture of you?:    Mmmm, last week.  

Do you own a pair of slippers?:   Yes I do, funnily enough, I just found them 2 weeks ago. I actually discovered that I had two pairs exactly the same.

Name something negative that you hate about yourself:   My lethargy

Is your house currently hot, cold or just right?:   Currently Hot. AS UK in in middle of heatwave.

Is there a Dead End road near where you live?:   There are several Dead End Roads.  We live in a little housing estate of which there is only one way in and one way out, and they are not the same.   There are five dead ends, or as we prefer to call them "Cul De Sacs" with in shouting range.  Always possilble to find children.
Do you roll your eyes often?:   When I read Audio books, and the story says, "Claire rolled her eyes", I tend to roll my eyes at the same time. 

Growing up, did you see your cousins often?:  I did. More often than my children see theirs. 

Where was your first job at?:  Washing pots in a restaurant. Yeuk.

When's your birthday?:   April.

Is life a party to you?: Sometimes, sometimesnot.

Who are you tired of seeing in the news a lot? :  It used to be Princess Diana.  Now it is David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Milliband, and most espcially  Alex Salmon. (wee Eck)

When was the last time you flew a kite?:   Last Saturday :-)  The smallest kite in the world. 

How long have you had a blog?:   For bloody years.  I started one when I was 40.  Mid-Life-me it was called,  I had it for four years, and then I flipped over here. 

Have you ever had to call and complain about a product you bought?:   I always phone and complain, or write and complain.  My most recent complaint was not about a product I bought, but one which I was refusing to buy because of it's cost.  They sent me a £50.00 off voucher. 

Name something positive you love about yourself:     I really try hard. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Love is all around me....

No it isn't.


Grey hair.

Oh My god.


Dearie me.

The colouring.

the roots.

Dear god.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Just another manic today....

Yesterday, mum was sunbathing in the garden and was looking at her kindle, and her chair collapsed backwards.

Her head hit the step of the patio, and her bum got stuck in the chair.

Unwilling to let the young, gorgeous next door neighbour witness her plight, she rolled around low, until she could creep in the house - all the while bleeding profusely from the wound on her head.

She phoned me.and said "are you busy".  I said "I am at work, I am always busy".

"oh", says she" That's okay.

What's wrong?

"I had an accident".

Thinking she had a car crash (because she's done it before.... a few times), I said "Oh god, where are you".

"In the house, I fell off the deckchair, my head is bleeding but it is at the back and I can't see it, and I wondered if you could come round and have a look, but if you are busy".

"Mum, I will get someone, I 'm on my bike... Please go and sit down, until I find someone".

"I'm going for a shower, I don't want anyone to see me with all this blood over me!!!"


Husband and Daughter got there, within minutes of each other and both made the same diagnosis.


5 stitches later and an local anesthetic, and she was out having fun meeting with family .

Dearie me

Monday, July 08, 2013

Back on the Chain Gang...

Back on the bike after a two week absence... wow did my knees feel it.

I couldn't work out last week, why my knee was so sore!  It wasn't the fall from the previous week, but my god, i could barely bend it.   I hopped down the stairs, and filled myself up with painkillers, and muddled through the day.

It was only when I got in the car and the pain re-stressed itself, I realised it was the monumental amount of driving I had done on Wednesday which had set it off; so prompted stopped driving and refused to give anyone lifts.  Much better .

But anyways - back on the bike this morning, I couldn't not - it is a glorious day, and it would have been a proper shame not to use it.  I took my time, cause I left in plenty, and I still made in in 29 minutes.  My longest time, (when I started) was 36 minutes.  I've been as fast as.... 26minutes, so I haven't lost it!

Bella Bella, the bike, was happy for me to be back... She doesn't want to sit in the shed.  I think it need to blow her tyres a bit!

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Strange but interesting

For three years, I have had a virtual relationship with J.

Friends, no more no less; he writes, I comment.  I write, he comments. Sometimes he proffers advice, but in the main, he laughs with me, and offers humour to my woes.

yesterday he told me "tomorrow I retire".

I couldn't understand how he could be retiring on a Sunday.

He works all over UK, and the world, on examining boards, but it turns out this is only a part-time job.  His other job, is a minister.

three years, of my declaring everything nul and void when it comes to  faith, and three years of not judging.

I do like him even more now.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Sunny Saturday Morning...

Well is afternoon now I suppose.  I have been quite productive already.

I checked the freezer. It has lots of chicken in it.  As Wee Devil says, I could have a street party for royal baby.

I have completed two washings and hung them out...

Had some coffee.

Cleaned the juice bottle rack. Put some rubbish in bin.

And developed a sore knee.

What is wrong with my knee...

Bending is a bit sore.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

And again

Someone left me a comment yesterday, and I can't find it today.  No idea where it went.

But thank you very much for reading.

I am exhausted today.... I was at a Holyrood garden party yesterday... much excitement.  it was very lovely.

But I drove so much., home to edinburgh, (75 miles), Edinburgh to calander, 52 miles,  78 miles, plus a detour when I nearly fell asleep and ended up in Glasgow City Centre, instead of staying on the M8... ARGHHH
 Added half an hour and 5 miles to my journey.  Raging.

Collapsed in a heap last night.

Still sleepy today.

Monday, July 01, 2013


you get days when your brain just ticks and ticks and ticks until it could possibly explode.

I have one of those days to day, and I am trying desperately hard to make my hard working brain contribute to something useful. like TIDYING the house.