It’s been a busy couple of days, which certainly makes up for earlier in the month. In fact it”s been so busy I’m not going to bore you with all the little details.

Actually I’m not sure I even have anything to say tonight.

So I won’t……..

Good night x


Not so boring after all…..

Well considering this weekend was supposed to be lonely and boring I haven’t stopped…..

After M turning up friday evening for a takeaway and a chat, I ended up staying up to watch a terrible film on tv, it was so bad I can’t even remember the title and that isn’t like me at all.  Saturday I did a decent bit of housework before a lovely shopping trip, again with M.  Bought a bargain dress in Debenhams sale, very pleased with it I am too!

On friday i bought a whole load of oddments of fabric with the view to making a patchwork quilt for my daughter, so looking at the one I made for myself 20 years ago I thought i had the shape correct, but it would appear I got confused with my hexagons and octagons….hexagons do fit into each other, octagons don’t!  So without realising this I sewed a whole load together, then trying to piece them together I realised the stupid mistake I had made, so spent all saturday evening unpicking…..and this afternoon putting it all back together….

And to top it all off on my 10 mile training ride this morning it actually hailstoned!!!  That really was most unpleasant.



At last….back to work….with a vengeance! I usually work mornings or afternoons and only occasionally both. So after 2 weeks of doing very little I am now completely shattered. I spent the morning helping a colleague tidy and stock take a container full of….well junk, but felt very productive and plays to all my strengths, (OCD, and organising and sorting). Then a quick lunch and back out on my bike work, though that was cut short due to the very cold weather. Picked the child up from school took her to get her hair cut, finally home to have to then organise her for her weekend away with her dad.

My good friend M has just left after a lovely catch up over a takeaway with Top Gun burbling away in the background. Our original plan was to go out, but I pleaded tiredness and the fact it’s bloody freezing out as good reasons to stay in. So even though it will be a long weekend on my own I’ve had good company to start it off. Beddy byes time for me now…..nighty night xx


I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it yet, but at the end of March I am doing a 75 mile bike ride for charity.  Now even though my job involves quite a bit of cycling I’m not really the fittest of the bunch. So this seemed like a good way of having something to work for, to fill spare time, loose a bit of weight and get a bit fitter. In my part of the country we have been lucky enough not to get as much snow as the rest of the country so I thought today I would be fairly safe doing a road/cycle path route today, about 15 miles was my plan. needless to say within a mile of my front door I came off…..Luckily on a cycle path and not too heavily as I had slowed down due to a slushy patch, but now have a sore bum and leg.  Only did 12 1/2 miles, but I was sore, achy and cold by that time….

I also had an interesting discussion with M (one of my very good friends) Now a few months ago I had a tattoo done on my left hip of a white rose with a green celtic style stem.  I love it, but recently I have been thinking of having another one done either adding to what I have or a small one elsewhere on my body.  So M today asked me how much it hurt because she was thinking of having one done!  Now this took me completely by surprise as when I had mine done she swore blind she would never disfigure her body in such a way.  So my pain rating was 7 on a scale of 1-10, she baulked at that!!  But I do feel that she will go for it this year.  As will I – when I’ve decided on my design that is.

Stir Crazy

As I’ve said previously I do love my job, but now Thursdays work has been cancelled too….So feeling rather bored and fed up now.

I bought myself a wireless mouse on sunday as I keep breaking conventional ones, and on my Facebook page I have been joking that it’s more than likely to get lost, today I have picked it up several times instead of my phone, despite the fact they are different colours (red and purple respectively) and different shapes. So feeling exceptionally bored today I thought it could be fun to give my mouse his own Facebook page and to post things to it that I find interesting on my travels through the internet. My daughter thinks I am bonkers and my friends too….and I’m not sure they’re wrong….

Stir Crazy indeed.

But good news the snow has melted enough so tomorrow I’m off on my bike for a couple of hours, thank goodness!!

Fingers Crossed

I love snow…..

It makes the world look so pretty and clean, except for my white garden wall which now looks a murky grey colour. I love putting on my snow boots and making giant footsteps in to fresh snow.  I love watching it fall, little sparkles in the street lights.  Sledging, snowmen, snow angels, I don’t even mind clearing my front path.

I hate snow….

I mean all I said above, but it stops me working, my job is predominantly an outside one and I love it to pieces, I get so much satisfaction from doing it and it is, I truly believe a worthwhile one,  but last week I worked the sum total of one and a half hours and this week is being cancelled quicker than the snow is melting.  This leave me in a sticky situation as paying next months bills is going to be bloody tricky with no money coming in.

Well I guess I’ll just have to sit it out and hope that there won’t be any more.  Fingers crossed please?

Family time

Friday was the step mothers birthday, so that meant a family dinner last night, now generally I’m all in favour of a free meal and spending time with my brother and his wife and my dad, but I just can’t help that after having had step-siblings for the best part of 30 years I still can’t get used to them.  They drive me nuts, my step brother is boorish, commands all conversations and just seems to be the only one with the ‘right’ opinion.  My step sister was a nightmare as a child (and that’s a whole other story) but has mellowed with age, but still can be incredibly bitchy and spent a good portion of the evening whispering into her brothers ear about god knows what… I have no problem with her having her own opinion but surely she could either include the rest of us or save the whispering for another time….

As the oldest and currently most hard up I seem to get judged on my lack of ‘proper job’, lack of money, being a single mother and lack of partner.  I do feel like somewhat   failure. my step siblings bought the step mother a Kindle Fire HD….a fabulous present that costs the best part of £160, I bought a £12 jigsaw puzzle…..I am hoping that it’s the thought that counts and not the cost, but it just seems very one-sided.

And today it is finally snowing in my town and my daughter has gone to her fathers so no fun in the snow for me, just boredom and loneliness.  Oh well at least the house will be clean and tidy……

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