Sunday, October 21, 2018

How do You Like Your eggs in the morning?

1. Have you ever tried to learn (or re-learn) a foreign language as an adult? Which one? What worked for you?  French, I tried French again.  I tried it as a child, in Primary and Secondary and I wasn't good then, and I'm still not good.  When we got to French, I thought I was speaking beautiful French to people.  No, they looked at me and shrugged.  They had NO idea what I was saying.

2. Do you donate blood? Do you know your blood type?  I have given blood 3 times.  I have been rejected since then, cause I have white coat syndrome.  In a blood donation centre there are MANY people with White coats on and that makes my blood pressure sooo high I might explode.  And they send me home.

3. Have you ever been in a play or musical?   No.  I have been a chaperone for Tooliebelle and her whole troop about 3 times. 

4. Do you use certain text or ring tones for specific people? Who gets their own? Or do you just use the default on your phone?  No, I have "I Can't stop this feeling" as my default ring tone.  (UggaChakka - dancing baby song)

5. When did you get your first digital camera? Do you still shoot on actual film, or all digital now?  Wow - I can't remember I feel I have been digital for ages... let me think 2004.  I think.   - Yeah, I have files going back to 2004.   Then I suppose, which is a LONG while.

6. What do you think someone else would say the most daring thing you’ve done is?   FLying in a hot air balloon?   Tap Dancing at 45?

7. Do you talk with your hands? No I tend to sit on them.

8. Given the choice in a restaurant – would you go with a booth or table (or bar!!!) for seating?  Booth, Booth, or a seat in a corner, where I can look around and see everyone.  I love people watching

9. What kind of milk did you drink, growing up? And now?   Semi Skimmed milk, and very skimmed millk, and sometimes Soya

10. How do you keep track of all your passwords? Do you make your passwords super complicated and change them often, or use the same ones over and over? My husband says "use a phrase, a phrase you won't forget, and then take the intiial letter of every word in the phrase and use that. I forget the phrase and I forgot the order of the words. Is hopeless. Very hopeless.  I don't keep note, and I lose them all the time, and have to do reminders.

11. Are you a note taker? Yes, I lovev note books.

12. Do you remember what your first social media posting (or status update) was on Facebook or Twitter – without looking it up? What was it?   hmm No. Not at all. that was quite a long while ago.

13. Do you have a “power” song?  There are many many song which was inspiring to me.  Depending on the mood I am in when I hear them.   this morning i had to shut down power songs and listen to chill songs.

14. Do you have an eclectic mug collection, or is your stuff all matchy matchy?  we are matchy matchy , with the exception of the blue one and the wordy one, which we use for "special tea"

15. Do you have a junk drawer in your house/garage/at work/wherever?  Doesn't everyone?

16. Do you ever get the urge to watch a favorite scene from a movie, and watch just that scene?   Hmmmm  yeah,  doing that now La La Land

17. Have you ever woken up and felt guilty from a dream you had, or, mad at someone else for something they did in the dream?  I woke up from a dream one night, Woke my husband, Slapped him hard, and didn't speak to him for three days, because of a kiss in my dream

18.  How old were you when you took your first commercial flight? To where did you fly?  I was eight.  I was in UK and we flew to the Channel Islands.

19. Are you good at keeping track of your things – or do you easily misplace them? Do you ever leave anything behind when you travel?    I have a husband to do all that for me.  He is so organised; he is amazing.  I just tag along.

20. Is there any place you go where time seems to stand still? What is it about that place that makes it that way?  Beach.  I could sit on the beach, any beach, because in reality, all beaches are connected  - when i'm on the beach, I'm in touch with everyone on the world. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Just another manic monday..

One weekend merges into another. 

We are wishing our lives away.  Monday comes, and we are counting down the minutes til the next weekend.  

We fill every waking moment of the weekend with as much fun and action as possible, and wham. it's gone, and it's monday again.

this week, Am going to try to do something more every single day - get the most out of life on every single day. 

Right now - Am heading to bed ....

Highlight of this weekend - we ate the very first sweet corn we grew from a corn kernal!

It took 19 weeks from planting on the table in the dining room, til it came to fruit on Saturday!

It was DELISH. 


Now we are contemplating a new freezer to keep the other 30 or so cobs which should keep us going til next year :-) 

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Sunday Stealing

A to Z Meme

Stolen from: i take surveys

A) What does the last text you sent say? And to whom?    "Aw,it was,it was brilliant... we had such a good time". To K.... in response to a question about whether or not we had a good time at the Zoo. 


B) What does the last text you received say? And from whom?     "Aw great, what a fantastic day". 


C) What time do you wake up most mornings?  Five to seven.  I don't know why I bother with the alarms at 7, and 7.05... I always awake before it


D) Are you afraid of walking alone at night?  Nope;  I have a husband who is a Scout leader and spends  considerable nights under canvas.  Am more than comfortable to wake up, dawdle to the loo and return with no problem.


E) What do you do to relax at the end of a stressful day?  Crochet. or knot, I like crafts. 


F) Where did your last kiss take place and with whom?   With my husband, last night in bed. 


G) Do/did you get into trouble a lot at school?  No, I was invisible at school.  A girl I sat beside for two years at School met me in the supermarket, and I said "Oh F, it's been so long How have you been?" and she stood and looked at me and had that look on her face which told me she had not a clue who I was. 


H) Do you enjoy your job? If unemployed, are you content being so?  yes, I love my job.  Numbers. 


I) Do you often pick up on double entendres and innuendos?  Yes, in fact, I pick them up in places I shouldn't.


J) Have you ever been offered drugs but declined?  No.  Not one git has ever offered me drugs, ever. Even when my friend went out with a dealer, HE didn't even offer me any. I must have one of those permanently disapproving faces.



K) Have you ever met someone who has completely altered your way of thinking?  Hmmmm, no.  I have noises in my head who alter my opinions all the time. 


L) Have you ever been offered drugs and accepted?  No. No... No one has ever offered me drugs AT ALL. 


M) Tell us something weird that turns you on?  Hmm, what is weird that turns me on.... mmmm I can't think of anything weird. Pretty much just being any where near my husband does... seeing him walking down the street.  On the other hand, my neighbour - she REALLY likes the smell of camp fire.  I have to smuggle my husbandinto the house when he come back from camping. 


N) When did someone last admit romantic or sexual feelings for you? Was the feeling mutual?   My husband.  We are a match.. Yesterday, our daughter Tooli said "I remember when you and dad were driving us in France, we thought you would get divorced when we got home".   We both are very vocal in our joint disapproval of each other's map reading and driving skill set.   We both looked at each other and said that the one thing she would never have to worry was about us breaking up.  We are together for life.  Lobsters. 


O) What is something you have given a lot of thought to lately?   I don't think about much for any great length of time.  Ever.


P) When did you last swallow your beliefs to avoid an argument or confrontation?  A couple of weeks ago.  I hate political / religious argument.  I could win flat down any argument supporting my political or religious belief, but I do believe that everyone is entitled to their own belief without hammering it on someone else.  I was in the company of someone who slated everything I know and support, and was throwing in a bit of bigotry and racism to boot;  I got up and left, rather than partake in it. 



Q) Do you usually initiate hugs?   Yes, I am a very  huggy person :-)  I hugged a Zoo Keeper yesterday. 


R) Are you a very affectionate person?  Yes, I am, I affectionate everyone. 


S) Can you roll your own cigarettes?  Oh Good god no. Why would you want to even touch the filthy things.


T) What are you looking forward to?   Holidays!  Coming very, very soon.


U) Do you have any tattoos. Do you want any/more?   No I do not. No I do not. 


V) Are you mentally strong?  No I am mentally weak, - see voices in my head above. 


W) Are you physically strong? No am pathetic weakling. 


X) Do you think you’re a good person?  I am a good person, I don't think that, I know that. 


Y) Name one thing you wish you could change about your life right now.   My sore knee

Z) What do you usually eat for breakfast?  Coffee. 


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Stealing .....

Ask, Ask, Ask Meme

Stolen from: i take surveys


1 -If you were stranded on an island, who do you wish to be with?  Si.   He is a survivor.  He is a scout leader - he could make fire, kill things with his bare hands, and make me a shelter from anything laying around. 

2 - What do you feel right now?  I feel content.  I have a list of to do things to do, but this is "my Time" and I'm taking it.
3 - What chocolate is your favorite?  Edible.
4 - Why did you create a blog account?  To express my inner angst
5 - Who is your favorite blogger?  I don't have one - I only read me.
6 - When was the last time you cried? Why?   I cry pretty much most days.  The slightest feel good makes my eyes leak.

7 - Who is your best friend?  Si - See above.  Who wouldn't want to be a best friend of someone like that, and who loves you totally . 


8 - What kind of music do you listen to?  Everything. Friday's music choices included, Kenny Rogers, Culture Club, Mark Morrison, Coldplay, and Biffy Clyro


9 - Do you have troubles sleeping at night?   Last night I woke myself up twice snoring.  This is a new thing.  I must have a cold or something in my chest. 

10 - What do you prefer, jeans or shorts?   Shorts.
11 - Did you try to change for a person?   Nope. I'm me.  Not going to happen.
12 - Are you in a good or bad mood?   Good mood. 

13 - Name someone you can’t live without.  See, 7 and 1 above :-)
14 - Do you have a grudge against anyone?   Yes.  

15 - Are you a crybaby?  Yes See 6 Above
16 - When people praise you for your looks, what feature do they praise?  My hair, my wonky smile,  my personality... not usually my face. 

17 - What hair color do you prefer?   Bright red; the more scralet the better.
18 - If you can change anything about yourself, what is it?   My hair colour; more red
19 - Can you live without internet?     Probably yes, if i had to.

20 - Have you ever experienced being hysterical?  Yes, frequently, normally over the weirdest things.
21 - Did you have an accident last year?  Despite what the lovely man on the phone said on Friday, no I haven't.
22 - What are you thinking right now?  I am thinking No 1, 7 and 13 above has just made me an excellent breakfast.
23 - Have you been hurt so bad that you can’t find words to explain how you feel?  Yes, and in those cases I normally scream.
24 - Do you have trust issues?  No.
25 - Who’s the person who first comes to your mind when someone mentions “love”?  1, 6, 13, and 22 above.
26 - Do you believe in the phrase “If it’s meant to be, it will be”? abso-bleeding-lutely
27 - Do you believe in destiny?  yes sir indeedy
28 - How do you look right now?  a bit rough and ready
29 - Did you ever feel like you’re not good enough?   yes, always

30 - Favorite city?  Edinburgh

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Healthy Meme

Stolen from: Love me some surveys

When was the last time you got a nose bleed?   Hmm, one night this week - I woke up with my face stuck to the pillow.   I put the pillow straight in the wash, but the blood stain didn't come out. So I steeped it for a day in salted water, and then washed it all again, with Vanish, and now they are perfect again


Do you keep magazines by your toilet?   No no no no.... If I left magazines there my husband would never come out. 


If you were a waiter/waitress, would you make good tips?  I have been a waitress and I made excellent tips. I used to take tables during a busy night to show the regular wait staff how to do it, and make great money.


Have you ever stolen a road sign or traffic barrier?  Yes indeedy. I was a student.  Doesn't every student HAVE to do this? 


What are the best kind of Girl Scout cookies?   Aw, this is a very American thing to ask.... our Girl Scouts don't do cookies - they do "bob a job", but now they aren't allowed to do that, because that is the same as asking kids to approach strangers, and put themselves in danger.  It's a sad world.


When was the last time you purchased alcohol?  hmmm. recently.  very recently.  Not sure when exactly..... two weeks maybe, we bought a case of wine... we had a bottle tonight, it was lush, Cause and Effect it was called; we both liked it a lot. 


Do you find it attractive when a guy actually shows his feelings?   I find it immensely confusing. My husband is the least emotional guy I know.  When he is REALLY happy, he smiles. On our wedding day -his smile was brighter than the sun, then I knew he was definitely , absolutely certain about marrying me. :-) 



Are you a fussy eater? Only with certain things.  I hate EVIL taemataes.   I struggle to eat anything with the evil taemataes in them.  I think its a seed thing.  If we have melons or pomegranates - seeds have to be hidden from me. Peppers, too.  I can eat them, but the seeds are difficult. 


List everything you ate and drank today:   A bread roll with cheese and coleslaw. A stick of natural liquorice, chicken filet with mozerella and bacon with Sweet potato fries. 

How are you sitting?  On a leather armchair, one leg under me, one leg over the arm.  Comfort sitting


Waiting for something?   Lottery win? 


Do you like pretzels?   Yes, I do.  Very much indeed. 


Do you wait until you’ve completely finished a certain makeup product before you buy a new one?   No, because recently I developed a weird reaction to make up.  Liquid foundation makes my eyes drip, just drip. drip drip.  very strange. 


Did you wake up before 8:00 a.m. this morning? I did.     I did indeed. I woke up at 6.40 and had a cup of tea and then went back to bed until 9.   Very pleasant it was too.


Have you ever told anyone you were okay when you really weren’t?  Yes, frequently.  And quite a lot recently. 


Do you have reason to cry right now?   Only love.  Love makes me cry.  I Have two very beautiful, very adorable kids, I cry a lot because they make me happy. 


How many sodas a week do you have?   Not many. I drink lots of water. 


Do you shop at Victoria’s Secret? we have no Victoria's Secret  I did visit last time we were in America. .  . It was very lovely, and Tooli bought some stuff (well lets be honest, I bought some stuff for her :-)   It is to this day, the nicest lingerie she has. 


Are you into sports? Watching sports, yes :-) 


Can you easily touch your toes? Yes 


What did the last shoes you wore look like?   That's a funny story.  I wore two odd shoes out yesterday.   A black one and a tan one.  ha ha ha  It was hysterical. 


What do you currently hear?   TV programme Calld Stag.  Earlier this evening as we sat in the garden, we heard a lovely evensong from the starlings.   It was lovely. 


Have you ever done yoga? yes, And even to this day, I have a lovely app on my phone which I should use more often. 


Do you text a lot?  Mmm, Text, no.  Snapchat, Whatapp, Instagram.  That sort of thing.  


Do you have a fax machine at home?  pft, that is a really funny question. No not a all. We don't even have a fax machine at work.


o you know anyone who has diabetes?  Yip, my nunk died of complications of diabetes, my brother in law has diabetes


Have you ever had to block anyone online?   Weirdly, yesterday someone blocked me.  I didn't agree with their political views... and when he tried to "convert" me.... and I declined.. he blocked me.


Are you afraid of thunder and lightning? Nope. I love thunder and lightning.  I always tell my boss I am, hopign that he will let me home, so that I can go somewhere and watch it.:-)  best one ever was at sea... in the evening, absolutely amazing.


Are you a shop-a-holic?  Nope, I am the only woman in the world who hates shopping.


Are you healthy?  pretty much so , i have a few things that need looked at, but nothing that's gonna kill me.




Sunday, December 06, 2015

Doctor Who - Heaven Sent

Can someone please explain the last three episodes of Doctor Who to me????

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Old Home Town, Looks just the same

The Old Home Town Looks Just the Same..

ABC of Troon.  G is for GOATFELL VIEW

The home of choice for the Dogwithnobrain. 

When we viewed this house, in 1998, we didn't think we'd get it, but a couple of phone calls, an offer, and it was ours and in January 1999 we moved in.  

It has been the happiest of homes. 




The Children grew and flourished.  They had friends, and parties, and sleepovers, and homework, and favourite tv programmes, their own rooms, secrets, and shouting and family dinners at the tables.   It's still home for them, and the door will always be open and a bed available for them. Always.  (And their friends :-))

Himself and me have been happy here.  We've laughed together, loved together, and he has always been there for me whether it's my unpredictable sobbing, or my tourettes, or just general craziness.    He's astounded me with his DIY and Repair skills, and other times had me on my knees laughing with them. 

We've loved pets and lost pets, planted stuff, and grew stuff, killed stuff, nourished stuff.  

We've all bounced and slept on the trampoline in the garden, we've had bbqs, and late night star watching sessions. We've played hide and seek in the dark, and laughed til my pingpong incontinence kicks in.  Himself has tolerated me hanging lights, bunting, ladybirds, and bees from the trees. 

We've got the loveliest of neighbours... even the type who help you push your car out of an upward sloping drive at 8am in the morning kind of neighbours.   (Thank you so much you wonderful being)

We've watched upwards of 20 kids grown from between ages 5 and 10 to adulthood and some of them start families of their own, cheered when our neighbour's kids have succeeded, as they have cheered on ours.  

And no.. I can't see Goatfell from the house.... I can see the far south end of Arran - I did check that this morning before I left the house.

Here's to many more years of happy days in Goatfell View.