Thursday, March 30, 2006

Up to date

It's fairly obvious that none of the posts over the last week have contained anything much of "me" ~ because I still don't know how me feels right now. I have been out of hospital a week and I'm flagging. I'm sleeping 18 hours a day and the tablets are causing foul and unmentionable side-effects*. Who'd a thought that getting better was this tiring/disgusting? I truly expected to bounce out of be last Friday, cured! Well-er than I'd ever been, well-er than a well thing from Wellington *winks at Lisa* But it's a no go! I feel & still look like shite!

Then, the "dreaded letter" arrived from the hopsital this morning, it took me 20 minutes to build up the courage to open it ... to find that it was a "we have referred your case to Mr B, blah, blah, blah" letter and not a "come in now we want to operate" letter. Sheesh! The wait [as anyone on a NHS waiting list in the UK knows] could be months/years/a decade and I really don't want another stomach abscess forming while I wait! But what's a girl to do? Private health insurance is way out of our price bracket and much as I'd love to move to France right now (where I could have the op by the weekend probably) that's not financially viable right now either!

So, the wait starts. Watch this space ... but not for long or the boredom will drive you mad!

*twinkles* In other news ... there's always my Johari :o)

* Aren't you glad I shared?

Did you know ....

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
Hardly seems worth it.

If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
Now that's more like it!

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
Oh my lord!

A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
Sod the bear thing, in my next life, I want to be a pig.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.

I'm still not over the pig.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour.
Don't try this at home, maybe at work?

The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
"Hey honey, I'm home. What the....?!"

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of an American football field.

30 minutes..lucky pig! Can you imagine?

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?

Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity!

Butterflies taste with their feet.
Something I always wanted to know.

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?

Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
Okay, so that would be a good thing.

A cat's urine glows under a black light.
I wonder who was paid to figure that out? AND why did they want to figure it out in the first place?

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
I know some people like that.

Starfish have no brain.
I know some people like that too.

Polar bears are left-handed.
If they switch, they'll live a lot longer, like the grizzlies!

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

What about that pig??

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Paddy's meme nicked from Prydwen who nicked it from BellaBella who nicked it from .... this could go on and on and on!

Don't forget to put my name on the "theft line" when you half-inch this later on!!

1. How did you get the idea for your profile name? My parent's house is called Le Laquet ... and I suppose if I could have been anywhere I wanted to when I started my blog I would have been there. As I was poorly-bad and wanted my mammy ~ now there's Wenglish for you!
2. What song are you playing now, or wish you were playing? I'm listening to the Judds ~ it's an old album and the song playing is Why not me!
3. Has the death of a celebrity ever made you cry? Yes, I cried when both Freddy Mercury and the Princess of Wales died
4. What colour underwear are you wearing? Not wearing any, I don't usually go commando ~ lucky timing I guess!
5. Do you want a baby? More than you can imagine :o)
6. What does your dad do for a living? Retired now, but he was a customer services manager for British Gas
7. What does your mum do for a living? Also retired, eating lotus in France ... she used to be a human resource development consultant and assessor.
8. What is/are your pet's name(s)? No pets, we both work full time it wouldn't be fair!
9. What colour are your bed sheets? Blue and navy.
10. What are the last 3 digits of your phone number? On the landline, 595.
11. What was the last concert you went to?
Joan Baez at the Hammersmith Apollo, she was fab ... Simon hated it!
12. Who was with you? Simon, Annie, David and Eileen!
13. What was the last film you watched? 50 First Dates for the 100th or so time last night on Sky.
14. Who do you dislike most at this moment? The Education Secretary Ruth Kelly! I want an Education Secretary with links to education ~ who's not going to spout shite!! *rant-rant-ranty-rant*
15. What food do you crave right now? A fried egg sandwich, on white with Heinz ketchup!
16. Did you dream last night? No, or if I did I don't remember!
17. What was the last TV show you watched? Full on food
18. What is your fav piece of jewellery? Diamond studs that I recieved from my husband as a wedding present!
19. What is to the left of you? My purse (I've just bought on of
these for Jayne in school), my student's lesson plan for a lesson I was observing/critiquing and the phone.
20. What was the last thing you ate?
Brinjal bhajee, saag aloo and roti ~ I love Indian food!
21. Who is your best friend of the opposite sex? Kev ... he's just my best friend!
22. Who last MSN'd you? Fizzy!
23. Where is your significant other right now? At work, designing kitchens ... he's the man at
Magnet that you can take your chopsticks into!!
24. Do you have a crush? Other than my husband?
25. What is his/her name? I think
Hugh is very nice to look at! And Eddie is very sexy because he makes me laugh, speaks fab French and there's the ladies clothes thing; but that's a whole post on it's own!
26. When was the last time you had your hair cut? 2 weeks ago.
27. Are you on any meds? Yes, to make me piddle due to higher than normal blood pressure and antibiotics!
28. Do you have a mental disease? LMAO!!! Well, do you think I'd *twitch* tel you *tic* if I did? *snort, grunt* What do you think?
29. What shirt are you wearing? Jim-jams!
30. Are you sexy? Umm *blushes* I don't know.
31. What's your favourite store? Loving Ikea and the deli at Carluccios.
32. Are you thirsty? Yeh, I'd like a cup of tea please.
33. Can you imagine yourself ever getting married?
Done that, one time only!
34. Who's someone you haven't seen in a while and miss? Haven't see Ruth in a week or so, could do with a coffee and a chin-wag with her.
35. Where do you work? In a large urban primary school, in Gravesham.

So, which question are you going to answer for yourself in the comments?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

I love you Mum!

Happy Mother's Day everyday!

Unconscious mutterings #164

If you mutter, they will come!

I say ... and you think ... ?

Glass castle :: The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh ~ brilliant!
Preserved :: lemons ~ love Morrocan food especially tagine

Jealousy :: green with it
Territory :: northern Canada
Coffee :: Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee ~ it must be true it was on the BBC!!
Stephen :: Stephen Fry, one of the funniest men alive.
Slut :: tart, slapper, loose.
Dynamic :: change, intensity
Daybreak :: dawn
Dew :: pronounced as Duw; used at times of stress in our family "Duw, duw, duw"*! Welsh for dear oh dear!

* actual translation ~ God, god, god!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

A meme of Unspoken words

The fabulously fruity Kiwi stole this from the delightful Deeleea who I believe also come upon it by underhand means!!! So (as usual) I felt no guilt ...... copy and paste baby!

List ten things you want to say to people you know but you never will, for whatever reason. Don't say who they are. Use each person only once ::

  1. Don't keep giving in and doing everything she says/wants just because you always do everything for a quiet life. Everyone needs to hear NO occaisionally.
  2. I am not her, I will not treat you like she did! Don't treat me as if I am her. It will piss me off mightily!
  3. What is with the hair? Grow up!
  4. Just shut up! We don't all have to listen to everything you say ... we can make decisions for ourselves thanks very much.
  5. Listen to people! Don't switch off because you think the conversation doesn't apply to you! It makes everyone crabby and people think you are rude.
  6. Gosh, stop talking so much! Please!
  7. When you get up in the morning paste on a smile, keep the smile fixed there. Don't make other people have a bad day just because you are having one!
  8. Older people complain about how "rude the youngsters of today are." Get over yourself, you are old and incredibly rude and I am only polite to you because I was well brought up!
  9. I don't think you realise how truly wondeful you are, tell them the truth ... living a lie can only hurt you and the one you love even more. If they can't accept you they don't deserve you anyway!
  10. Just because you're related to me doesn't mean you can just say whatever the hell you like to me and expect me not to take the hump/react badly.

That was so "free-ing!"

Friday, March 24, 2006

It's a Friday, let's feast!

How would you describe your personal comfort zone? I need to have had the opportunity to invite people into my personal space rather than them invade it! I think that it's enjoying having plenty of space to move ... sometimes if people get too close I feel the need to (literally) push them away or tell them to back off. Makes me sound as if I'm somewhere on the autistic spectrum!!

What is your favorite tree? As a child I was always fascinated with pictures of
giant sequoia ~ imagine a tree that had been alive on our planet that long!!! I would love to go and see General Sherman or General Grant with a big group of friends, try to link arms around them all the usual things ... the immensity of them! Wow!

List 3 foods you'd like to include in your dinner plans for tonight. Sausages, bubble and squeak and gravy.

Main Course
What is the best advice you've ever been given, but didn't heed? Umm, hard one. I tend to follow good advice if I can. Can I think about this and get back to you?

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being highest), how much attention do you feel comfortable receiving from others? As a teacher, attention from a class of children doesn't bother me at all. But from adults ... probably a 4!

Finally awake ...

... this being ill stuff is tiring. I have just woken after being asleep pretty much since midday yesterday. I didn't have a lot of choice (Fizzy was right my mother is here to boss me around ... yes, all mother's are really good at being bossy Fizzy!!) Plus there's Simon ... not that he's being bossy, yet, it's just that I didn't realise quite how worried he was. Isn't that always the same with men ~ he didn't say "I'm worried" but there he was thinking it all and bottling it all up when it's much better just to say it out loud :o)

It was a good job that I came out yesterday, after gallons of antibiotic, my second canula or the vein it was going into pretty much gave up the ghost. The nurse says that a couple of months and the veins will be back to normal ~ I'll lay off the hard drugs for a while! I'd had a very disturbed Monday or was it Tuesday night when the first canula had blocked and they'd found Andy "I'm the man they call when no-one can get a canula in" ... ha, my hand and wrist foxed him! Not a vein in sight! Two tries at 1.45am and he was out! So he told the doctors "you want a canula in, you do it!" She did, straight in the elbow at 2.30am ~ it's amazing how much of life in a hospital goes on at night.

Anyway, on Simon's orders me and my black/blue hands, wrists and elbows are off back to bed now ... did I say he wasn't being bossy? Maybe I was wrong! I shall take a pile of books and relish the fact that I have a doctor's paper which keeps me off school until April 19th ~ trust me, I'll be bored with this by tomorrow!

Thursday, March 23, 2006


*whoops* I escaped ... but I'm full of anti-biotics, bruised, they've knackered my veins and I'm very aware that I will have to go back to hospital for an operation at another time!! :o(

Thankyou all so much for your good wishes and thanks to the fabulous Mrs Fizz and Lisa who have kept in touch by phone and text ... right I am off to bed :o)

Jo xxxx

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Another Message From Jo

I have spoken to Jo tonight,
She is still having a huge amount of intra-venous anti-biotics but is hoping that if the hospital change them to pill form she may be able to come home.
She is desperate to come home.
I read her all your lovely comments (and she didn't cry... nearly did, but didn't)
She wants to say...

A Big Thank You To You ALL.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A Message From Jo

Jo has sent me her login details so that I can tell you where she is.
If you have been reading this blog recently you will know that she has not been well. Unfortunately Jo is now in hospital. She is comfortable but has an infection that is requiring a lot of heavy duty anti-biotics, and in a lot of pain. Apparently the morphine is similar to drining three brandy's on an empty stomach! (her words not mine)
There is a talk of an operation but today she did say she hoped to be home Friday so I am not too sure if that will happen now or not.
She really really wanted me to say hello to you all.
In the mean time I will keep you up to date

Get Well Jo
xx Fizzy xx

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Gonna be a bear!

In this life I’m a woman. I've pretty much made the decison that in my next life I’d like to come back as a bear. Bears have it good, you'll see ~ when you’re a bear you get to hibernate. You do nothing for six months. I could do that!

*yawn* I just need a little snooze

Before you hibernate, you’re supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could do that too!

What?  Do you have chocolate?

You eat in the river! You get an endless supply of fresh sashimi and there’s no washing up to do. I could do that!

Here fishie, fishie, fishie!

When you’re a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts at the time) while you’re sleeping and wake up to cute, partially grown, furry little bear cubs. I could definitely do that!

I love you Mama!

If you’re mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs, if the cubs get out of line you swat them too. I could do that!

You call my little Barnaby fat again and I'll whop your hairy arse

If you’re a bear your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat. I could live up to those expectations!

Hey I have a J Lo bootie, you see it?

Yep, gonna be a bear!

Unconscious mutterings #163

I mutter, then I mutter some more and then I mutter again!

I say ... and you think ...?

Sugar rush :: Thornton's toffee
Chemical :: peel
Suspension :: bridge
Defending :: castle
Conference :: facilities
Dance ::
hall days
Weather :: man
Fuel :: the rumour
Heartbreak :: hotel
Insult :: Shakespeare,
the master of insulters! Have a go "thou mangled ill-breeding codpiece!"

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Supermarket games

I spoke to Simone for an age yesterday afternoon, you know how it is when the conversation can go from here to there and back again with no gaps/spaces and it's fab! That's what friends are for ... right? I laughed, almost cried talked about everything.

And then she told me about a new game her and the girls have taken to playing in Asda ... and I laughed until I cried!! Last week in Asda, whilst no-one was looking her and the 2 squirly-whirlies made it their challenge to put the biggest package they could into someone else's shopping trolley whilst that person wasn't looking.

That's right whilst you weren't looking, she encouraged her blonde-angelic looking 8 yr old to smuggle a packet of chocolate hobnobs into your shopping trolley and then run around the corner of the frozen food aisle where they stood and giggled like idiots!! She is working her way up to a family size box of washing powder!! People you have been warned, avoid ginger women in Asdas around SE England at all costs!

Friday's Feast .... what? You never eat left-overs?

Morning! Feeling a little brighter and not as sore :o) Amazing what lots (and lots and lots) of sleep and some whopping anti-biotics will do for you ... off back to bed now!

What job would you definitely not want to have?
Anything to do with any kind of sanitation! No details required really!!

Oprah calls and wants you to appear on her show. What would that day's show be about?
Primary school teachers and their shoe habits? Blogging and teaching? French dial-up and the detrimental effect it can have on your blogging?

Name 3 vegetables that you eat on a regular basis.
I am a bit of a veggie fiend; in fact, I was a vegetarian for about 6 years of my teens, an ovo-lacto vegetarian but the need for meat never completely went away and in fact came back with a whooshing rush one night on the way home from a night-club as we strolled past "Steak by Night" on the way to the taxi rank!

But I digress, 3 vegetables I eat regularly 3+ times a week ~ carrots, broccoli and courgettes (zucchini) BUT I also eat tomatoes, beans (all kinds), swede, onions, garlic (ah roasted garlic!), leeks, turnip, aubergine (eggplant), sweetcorn, chicory, fennel, all different kinds of leaves with rocket as my favourite, spinach, pak choi, sprouts (recently discovered peanut sprouts ~ good old Sainsburys), everything really! Truly a veggie fiend! Simon however doesn't share my enthusiasm, before we lived together his idea of a vegetable was tomato on a pizza! He's coming around to my way of thinking, slowly!

Main Course
If you were commissioned to rename your hometown, what would you call it?
Riverside ... yep you guessed it! Look at all that water! I live just to the left of that red circle, about 250 yards (uphill) from the river!
It's really quite nice, there's a castle, country parks, part of the Saxon shore way, a marina and the dockyards are a site to see!

Can you tell that long ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... I worked in a tourist office?

If you had a personal assistant, what kind of tasks would you have them to do?
Could I get her to hoover ... or maybe just to hire me a new cleaner? And to do my marking :o) That'd be lovely!

BTW, I went and got myself a Johari window ... pop-in, take a look, tell me what you think, be honest!

*UPDATE* Gutted Dean-o didn't win but at least I wont have to kill Daksha .... I would have you know!!

Thursday, March 16, 2006



I am officially bleugh and I am off to bed. Yesterday was spent on the sofa under a duvet. The "problem" I had last February that the bloody operation they made me have was going to sort ... well they got that wrong didn't they?? I hurt every time I move :o(

So to save you from all my moans and groans I'm not coming back until I'm quiet!! Take care guys, see you on the flipside xx

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Masterchef goes large

What a bad-tempered bugger she is!!! She only had to cook the omelettes, she couldn't help out the rest of the team? And she shouted back at the chef! If she wins I might have to kill someone!! She'd do!

Come-on Deano ... cook for us baby!

Wordless Wednesday .... right on time this week!

Monday, March 13, 2006

The things kids say #8

I had my hair cut and coloured on Saturday *flicks hair off shoulder* back to my blonde self! So in to school I go ... and wait for the compliments to roll in ~ NOT! These are kids, they don't compliment they go for the jugular with a rusty hacksaw blade!

E ~ Oooo! Mrs L, you've had your hair done!

Me ~ Yes, do you like it?*

E ~ Oh yes! It looks so much nicer now, without the big black bit in the middle!!

That would have been my roots then! Thanks E ... you certainly know how to boost a girl's confidence!

*This was without a doubt my mistake!

Ssssh! I stole another meme!

Nicked from Prydwen, if you don't read the fabulous Thegn of Sussex, you should take a look ~ he makes me laugh and laugh and laugh!!

When showering, do you start the water and then get in or get in and start the water? Always start and check the temperature of the water first, then get in!
Do you read the labels on your shampoo bottle? Yes, sad git aren't I!
Do you moan in the shower like the people on the herbal essence commercial? No ... I mean yes, yes, yes!
Have you ever showered with someone of the opposite sex? Yes *blushes* I can only tell you this as my mother won't have Internet access over the next week or so and therefore won't get to read it!
Have you ever been forced to shower with one of your siblings? No, but we were bathed together!
Have you ever brushed your teeth in the shower? Yes in Botswana ~ there was no sink!
Have you ever dropped your soap on your foot? Umm, I'm sure I have.
How old do you look? I am going to ask Simon!
How old do you act? I am certainly not going to ask Simon as that would be asking for trouble!
What's the last song you sang? I sing all the time! I'm singing "If I had a million dollars" as I type!
Have you recently become a member of anything? No.
What are your plans for the weekend? We spent Saturday night in Brighton with friends, my parents arrived last night en route to Wales! I need to finish off start the literacy planning!
Do you kiss with your eyes opened or closed? Yes! Lol! Either/both!

Have you ever ridden a mechanical bull? No! Should I? Is it fun?
Did you ever intentionally vomit after eating? No ... Do I look like I have?
If you were working on a pirate ship, what would you most likely be? I'd be the cook!
Have you ever called anyone a slut? Yes!

The song has changed!

Have you ever been called a slut? Yes, my mother called me a slut when I was a teenager! Slut means different things to different people!!
Have you ever smuggled something into America? No
Does playing the guitar make a girl/guy more attractive? No
Do you live in a city with a good sports team? LOL!! Gillingham ~ enough said!
Have you ever finished off the popcorn? Yes!
How many people do you think would come to your funeral? Lots, cause I'll insist on it being a party!
How many of them would come just to make sure you're dead? No, they'll come for the beer!
Do you have more enemies or more friends? Friends!
Have you ever sent an anonymous letter? Does a Valentine's card count?
Can you fix your own car? No! And my mechanic is pretty, nice arms! :o)
Have you ever turned someone down for a date? Yes, long ago in a galaxy far far away!
Are you smarter than your friends? Sometimes, some of them ... we're all smart in different ways! My "geography smarts" are better than Ruth's ... but you should see her "Scottish dancing" smarts!
Have you ever stolen anything from your friends? NO! Never!
Have you ever been to jail? No.
Should you have? Possibly, maybe perhaps :o)
Do you like the taste of beer? Yes, I prefer real ale, bitter and guiness to lager!
Have you ever died or killed someone in a dream? I can never remember dreams, so I don't know!
Have you ever given to charity? Yes, as much as I can afford!
Would you kill a dog for £1000? No!
Do you sometimes get depressed? Ummm, on a 1 to 10 scale with 1 being mildly sad and 10 being being suicidal I have been known to be at a "#4 suffeing from PMT and slightly fed-up with life" occaisonally!
Do you live with your parents? No, but sometimes in the cold depths of winter I wish I did as they live in lovely sunny, warm, wine filled France!
Do you have plans for your future? Yes .... did you want to hear them?

Sunday, March 12, 2006

What colour is your aura?

Your Aura is Blue

Your Personality: Your natural warmth and intuition nurtures those around you. You are accepting and always follow your heart.

You in Love: Relationships are your top priority, and this includes love. You are most happy when you are serious with someone.

Your Career: You need to help others in your job to feel satistifed. You would be a great nurse, psychologist, or counselor.

Unconscious mutterings #162

Late for a second week running, skulked back from Kev's this week!! So full of gorgeous Palestinian food & good Australian/NZ merlot that I had to go back to bed when we got in! In fact Indigo, by the fifth bottle of new world Merlot it was a lot like one of your wine club sessions! I think that we have to accept right here and now that I am anyone's for a night of good food/wine and excellent conversation! :o)

Me?  Mutter?  It's all planned darling!

I say ... and you think ...?

Displacement :: Aesop's Fables ~
the crow and the jug of water. There was an excellent version on Sesame Street once long ago ... I love Sesame Street!
Grease monkey :: mechanic
Vacancy :: rent a room!
Conquer ::
William the Conqueror, 1066 et al
Payroll :: salary
Personal :: mine, all mine!
Housewife :: not me!
Lateral :: thinking ... try a problem or two
Tissue :: paper
Multiplication :: tables

Saturday, March 11, 2006



I was forcibly moved completely out of my comfort zone yesterday afternoon and boy-oh-boy is my body paying for it today!! In case you didn't realise, I am KS1/FS trained ~ that's 3 to 7 yr olds! In fact my specialisation is nursery ... the 3 year olds! However, as the SMT is AWOL, things have been swapped around a little this week ... yesterday, I had year 5 for the afternoon and I honestly have to tell you that I take my hat off to their usual teacher Mr C* ~ oh my god it was a hard afternoon!

I was "given" planning to teach ... it went like this ::

Mr C ~ They're halfway through painting their design for a shoe.

Me ~ Ok!

Mr C ~ They need to finish that off!

Me ~ Ok! And?

Mr C ~ They need to paint a wash as a background.

Me ~ And do they know how to do that? Paint a wash that is?

Mr C ~ Ah, no!

So, there I was ... with 29 9-10 year olds, 3 doses of ritalin, 15 paint palettes, 1 nervous breakdown** and I had the
child from hell with me as well because my student is too scared to have him in the class on her own! Let me tell you about this class, actually it's not just this class it's the whole year group! We've had problems with them since they came into the nursery ... they've had input from the LEA's behavioural support service since day #1 and to be totally honest with you it's not helped ANY!

A while ago, one of the serial offenders was picked up by the police at 3am as part of a gang burglarising a local house. In the grand tradition of Bill Sykes, they'd taken him along because he was little enough to get through a small window!! WTF? Parents? Social services? Hello? Part of the afternoon was PSHE ~ rules in our homes/families ... well you can imagine the responses I had from that table!!!

And more than anything I feel really sorry for the "good" kids, those who keep their heads down and get on ... that's where the nervous breakdown is occuring! Anyway, I survived and boy-oh boy did I sleep well last night! And I will be so happy to see my ickle-lovlies on Monday!! Right I am off to the hairdresser's .... have a lovely Saturday you lot!!

*and to the lovely Fizzy who regularly teaches this age range of darling children!
** not mine I might add!

BTW, you're right the cartoon has nothing to do with the post I just love Doug's chickens!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Friday's feast .... you want a bite?

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how intuitive do you think you are? Umm, I think probably an 8 ~ I put a lot of store in body language and try hard to take a long look at people's faces and how they are standing before I say anything. What about you? In fact, my intuition says you are feeling really uncomfortable about this question!!

What is your favorite kind of gum? Bleugh, gum! Makes me heave - I don't like any gum and the whole chew, chew, chew thing!

Name a CD you own that you would never get rid of. So many CDs that I would never, ever get rid of. Just a few include ~
Scissor Sisters by yes, you guessed it, the very best of the Eagles and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Main Course
When was the last time you said something you didn't mean?
Yesterday, someone (4 someones actually) made an almighty cock-up ... and I said "don't worry it'll be alright!" And it will be, but not until the HT has jumped up and down and stamped her ladylike size 6s!! :o)

What is the sum of the numbers in your birthdate? (Example: 3 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 9 = 31)
That'd be 38, which makes my magical number 2 (3 + 8 = 11, 1 + 1 = 2 etc) I don't have ANY idea what this means :o) Answers on a postcard please, to ...

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Do you ever ...

... have one of those weeks? The kind that when you're not looking, the whole thing jumps up on you really quickly and gives you a short, sharp slap around the back of the head? Do you? I think that this is about to become one of those weeks!! :o(

Today, the entire senior management team of the school are off to Stoke until Friday ... who do you think they've left in charge? See that big blonde bird that's scrambling to swim against the current ... chuck her something to hold on to. NO, not a brick!

And I still can't turn off the rotten word verification gizmo! *screams* Bogging TECHNOLOGY!!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Word verification

word verification nightmare

Does anyone out there know how I turn off word verification whilst posting? It's driving me mad!!!! I keep trying to make up sentences with the letters .... ncxrhrt .... where can I go with that I ask you??

h ....

*shakes head in disbelief at self* NO! I am not carrying on with this!
And to make matters worse, I lost in poker!!! What a start to a week

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Unconscious mutterings #161

I'm late getting this together* today ~ I skulked back here from Simon's mother's this morning ... about 11ish! No hangover but still full and suffering after a girlie-feast-night! I don't think I ever need to eat again ... thank goodness none of the unconscious muttering today was about food :o)

I mutter unconsciously ~ it doesn't mean I need help!

I say ... and you think ... ?

Upgrade :: The computer, make it quicker!
Happy ending :: Pretty much any Meg Ryan film.
Stale :: Stalemate!
Tripping :: the light fantastic
Working :: teaching ... but to much fun to be considered a real job!
Explicit :: a good explanation.
Happy place :: on a beach under palm trees, crystal clear water, sun bed and Simon *sighs* mmmm!
Tornado :: "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
Medication :: makes me pee :o)
Muppet :: You muppet! *Translation for anyone not from this neck of the woods ~ you bloody idiot!*

Or alternatively ...

gonzo jpeg

You are Gonzo the Great.You love everyone, and still you get shot out of cannons on a regular basis.
Oh, and you are completely insane and have a strange fascination for chickens.

AKA :: The Great Gonzo, Gonzo the Great, Just Plain Weird
SPECIES :: Whatever
HOBBIES :: Tapdancing blindfolded on tapioca while balancing a piano on his nose, backwards, five times fast.
FAVORITE MOVIE :: "From Here to Eternity...with no brakes."
FAVORITE TV SHOW :: "Touched By An Anvil"
QUOTE :: "No parachute? Wow! This is so cool!"

What Muppet are you?
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* Bennu would say I'm late getting my dick together but I really think you should read this post she did before you ::
a) assume I'm dead strange,
b) start blocking me on MSN and
c) warn the headteacher about me!!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Seven things

I've been tagged by Rashbre, I hope I do this justice!

Seven things to do ::
1. Finish Start the school website ... software now installed on the server!
2. Beat my body clock and sleep after 6am on a Saturday.
3. Get a deputy headship.
4. Visit New Zealand.
5. Buy a really nice digital camera and take it everywhere! Ideas anyone?
6. Decorate the bedroom.
7. Meet deadlines in school ~ not that anyone has had a go at me this week you understand!!

Seven things I can’t do ::
1. Whistle a tune.
2. Clean up puke ... not necessarily a thing most people need to do BUT as a teacher it would be handy!
3. html! Just ask Fizzy!
4. Breathe anywhere near a cat.
5. Sleep on a feather pillow.

Umm .... I'll come back to these!


Seven things that attract me to my mate ::
1. His kindness.
2. His sense of humour.
3. His ability to laugh at himself ~ which is improving everyday :o)
4. The way he tries his hardest to take care of me in every situation.
5. His attempts to speak French!
6. His cooking.
7. His bum!!

Seven books I love ::
Only 7??
1. The Belgariad (actually 5 books ... anything by
David and Leigh Eddings could sit here at #1)
The Eight
3. Anything by Faye Kellerman
4. Or by Kathy Reichs
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Sunbird ~ actually pretty much anyone of his would do!

Seven things I say ::
1. Epic
2. I'll be there now, in a minute
3. Show me two empty hands!
4. Paint me pink and call me Samantha [Have no idea where thins one came from!]
5. I'm just going to phone ***** for a quick chat!
6. What do you want for dinner?
7. I'll have a brandy and coke!

Seven movies I’ve loved ::
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
3. Monster in Law
4. Lawrence of Arabia
5. Empire of the Sun
6. Hotel Rwanda

7. 10 things I hate about you & Kiss me Kate ... it's the story!

Seven people to tag ::
1. Anyone
2. who
3. wants
4. to
5. have
6. a
7. go!

Friday, March 03, 2006

On Friday, a feast.

How many pillows and blankets do you sleep with? We have a duvet not blankets and I spend all winter snuggled under it but all summer completely avoiding it. Simon can sleep under the duvet all year long but I just can't bear / bare to be too warm. I have 3 pillows ... not that my head is ever on them all, I twist them around and fold them and stick one under my shoulder and my hands under another. A restless sleeper? ~ Maybe!

What are you currently "addicted" to? The BBC's
Just the two of us ~ go Mark & Natasha!* Tesco's medium sushi pack until I saw how many calories were in it yesterday ... how do Japanese people stay so thin eating sushi? Beringer's sparkling white zinfandel ~ 25% off at Sainsburys! My new car!!

If you could make a small change to your current routine or schedule that would make you just a little bit happier, what would it be? Umm, I'd remove a certain child from my class ~ we'd all relax a little more!

Main Course
Which adjective do you find yourself using often?
This is a bit "specialised" at the moment ... my friend Jayne in work and I are both from Swansea ~ she left there over 30 years ago, I moved here in 1997 but you know the old saying "you can take the girl out of Swansea, but you can't take Swansea out of the girl!"

So Jayne and I currently use a lot of English words (not only adjectives) in a very strong "Swansea" accent. They include epic (it's a classic if you pretend you're from the Hafod), fabulous (said fab-u-lous), flower (with lots of extra rolled r's), "I'll be there now, in a minute" and gutting (as in "I was so upset, the whole thing was gutting!" I don't know why we do it ~ actually it's probably done to confuse the Saes we work with ... who think we're speaking proper Welsh!

Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker?
No, ingrained by my mother too dangerous!

* It should be noted I had avoided this addiction until someone mentioned the show ~ Thanks

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Dydd Dewi Sant

Ah what a lovely Wednesday I had ...

Daffodils from 2 children in school.

Picked up the new car on the way home, Welsh cakes and cawl for tea (before you ask mother, I didn't make the Welsh cakes). Even Google celebrated!

Dydd Dewi Sant hapus iawn i bob!