Friday, February 29, 2008

Hello, Goodbye

I am off to Wales for the weekend, I'll be back on Sunday with an "improved" accent! Have fun whilst I'm away ... but NO house parties.

p.s. Thank you Stalker - you know who you are - for the teabags. You're obviously very good at this as I haven't seen you yet.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Aaah ... Bisto!

I went out for a "light lunch" at 11am yesterday ... and swanned back in at 5.30 - ah the joys of quality time with friends, not being the nominated driver and pork crackling. Needless to say I then didn't really feel like cooking a Sunday dinner for Simon who instead had corned beef sandwiches and is STILL grumping about it. What's wrong with corned beef sandwiches I ask? There was onion relish in them - what more does he want?

I know that Terry Wogan says that "he sounds like a sure-in for the Israeli Eurovision Song Contest entry" but I love David Jordan.

The quote competition is going well ... a few more to go - I'll add some clues if you like.

I caught big chunks of the Oscars - Helen Mirren's frock was beyond fabulous. Amy Adams sang the cleaning song from Enchanted - brill even if it didn't win. But I was more than mildly disappointed that Daniel Day-Lewis won over gorgeous George ... I find his (DDL's) in role zeal too much. Where as the lovely Mr Clooney could never be too much not even if you added ice-cream.

Right work calls - and hey, let's be careful out there.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Unconscious mutterings #264

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

Protocol :: Rules
Girlfriends ::
Best friends
Shoulders :: Knees and toes
Coming home :: Commute
Let it in :: Open the door
Honor :: Honour
Tyler :: Nephew #5
Thriller :: Edge of seat
Angela :: Landsbury
The winner is ::
Do some Unconscious Mutterings of your very own!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The man likes to play chess; let's get him some rocks.

Stolen from la Bella-Stella ... a little game, play along with me!

The Rules
Pick fifteen of your favourite movies.
Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
Post them here for everyone to guess which movie they came from.
Strike it out when someone guesses correctly in the comments, and put who guessed it and the movie.
Ok here we go ... 15 movies, all favourites, go on, have a guess!
1. The man likes to play chess; let's get him some rocks. The Shawshank Redemption - My favourite movie of all time, it was always going to be in there - answered by Ms Mac
2. He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp, or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken. To have his kneecaps split, and his body burned away, and his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin. His head smashed in and heart cut out, and his liver removed, and his bowels unplugged, and his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off and his penis... Monty Python and the Holy Grail - answered by FatBoyFat
3. There will be no rescue, no intervention for us. We can only save ourselves. Many of you know influential people abroad, you must call these people. You must tell them what will happen to us... say goodbye. But when you say goodbye, say it as if you are reaching through the phone and holding their hand. Let them know that if they let go of that hand, you will die. We must shame them into sending help. Hotel Rwanda - answered by David.
4. Stand tall, boy. Have some respect for yourself. Don't you know if you let people walk over you now, they'll be walking over you for the rest of your life! Look at me. You think I'm gonna spend the rest of my life in this slop house?
5. And you: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed in Greenland! The Princess Bride - answered by Alison. "Inconceivable!"
6. Dammit, woman, if you don't get out of this car and go to your kid, I'm going to have you arrested... for stupidity. Double Jeopardy - answered by Kari
7. Stephen is my name. I'm the most wanted man on my island. Except I'm not on my island, of course. More's the pity. Your island? You mean Ireland. Yeah. It's MINE. Answered by Monica - who didn't leave an address ~ oh Monica, I'd have come to visit ;o)
8. Adam, you're my eldest brother. Now I've always looked up to ya, tried to ape ya. But today I'm ashamed of you. Now I know you can lick me, lick the tar outta me! But I wouldn't hold myself no kinda man unless I showed ya how I felt! Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - answered by Fizzy
9. Now just what does that mean to you? Tannis. Raiders of the lost Ark - answered by Ms Mac
10. Chewing gum helps me think. Sweetie, you're wasting your gum! The birdcage - answered by Alison who is absolutely right "one of the funniest movies of all time."
11. Why do you keep calling me Jésus? Do I look Puerto Rican to you? Guy back there called you Jésus. He didn't say Jésus. He said, "Hey, Zeus!" My name is Zeus. Zeus? Yeah, Zeus! As in, father of Apollo? Mt. Olympus? Don't fuck with me or I'll shove a lightning bolt up your ass? Zeus! You got a problem with that? No, I don't have a problem with that. Die Hard with a Vengeance - I can't let you talk yourself away from the right answer Andy
12. But Mama, the men she finds. The last one was so old and he was bald. He had no hair. A poor girl without a dowry can't be so particular. You want hair, marry a monkey.
13. You like boats, but not the ocean. You go to a lake in the summer with your family up in the mountains. There's a long wooden dock and a boathouse with boards missing from the roof, and a place you used to crawl underneath to be alone. You're a sucker for French poetry and rhinestones. You're very generous. You're kind to strangers and children, and when you stand in the snow you look like an angel. Groundhog Day - answered by Ms Mac ... you're on such a roll!
14. Someone has to save our skins. Into the garbage chute, fly boy. Star Wars - answered by Ms Mac
15. Don't tell me. The offside rule is when the French mustard has to be between the teriyaki sauce and the sea salt. Bend it like Beckham - answered by Ms Mac

Friday, February 22, 2008

4 by 4 by far

Tagged by Mr Fat Boy Fat - if you don't read his blog you should, he is very, very funny and yes I am expecting him to pay me for this sentence - I think I might have done this before BUT being the shameless meme harlot I am - I DON'T CARE!

Four jobs I've held:
Supermarket checkout operator
Land registry plans assistant
Tourist office receptionist

Four movies I've watched over and over again:
Seven brides for seven brothers
Star Wars
The Shawshank Redemption

Four places I've been:
Zimbabwe ... there that's spread across the alphabet quite nicely.

Four places I've lived:

Four TV shows I watch:
Ashes to Ashes - wish there was a man who'd call me Bolly-knickers.
Mock the week

Four radio shows I listen to:
Wake up to Wogan ... there was the one about the Germans who walked into the taverna where a group of English sailors were sitting. One of the Germans pointed at the display of fresh fish and said "and this fish, what is it called?" And the English sailors turn as one and say "don't tell him your name Pike!" I almost crashed the car.
Radcliffe and Maconie - lovely flat Northern-ness.
Just a minute - gameshow for panellists to talk for "just a minute" on a given subject, "without repetition, hesitation or deviation". Most excellent!
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - introduced as "the antidote to panel games", consists of a panel of four comedians, split into two teams and "given silly things to do" by a chairman.

Four things I look forward to:
The 25th of the month aka pay day ... Monday's coming soon!
The long summer holiday
Afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel (Kev's birthday treat each June)
Umm ... umm, I look forward to ... umm. What do you mean you don't like "umm"?

Four favourite foods:
Steak - very rare - and chunky chips
Pan fried foie gras
Tarka daal, saag paneer and naan.
Dark chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries or poached pears.

Four places I'd rather be:
Chez le Laquet - yes the real endroit not in my blog.
On the terrace of the Oyster Box Hotel.
Walking along the promenade towards Socoa, St Jean de Luz.
On the beach in the sunshine, just in front of Bamburgh Castle, gazing towards the Farne Islands.

our people I e-mail regularly:
Sis-in-law ... far better communicator than her husband, my brother.
Fiona the Fizzter.
The boss

Four people I've tagged:
Umm, I'm sure I tagged the last time - so if you want it, help yourself. Mind you there's an alien chicken and an inquisitive gal near Milwaukee who could both have a go if they're feeling up to it.

A bit of a prattle

I have officially been a very poor lax blogger. A pathetic blogger. In fact one or two of my fellow bloggers have actually complained. And I admit that I have been lax but as I was saying mid game of Scrabulous the other day to la Bella-Stella ... I haven't got much to say. Not a lot going on. Life a bit boring.

There is of course the Question of the Day to answer - see I have been doing something!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Unconscious mutterings #262

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

Score :: Wales 30 - Scotland 15 ... two in a row, keep it going lads.
Luxurious :: Expensive
Party :: Birthday
Limited edition :: One off
Security :: Bouncer
Betty :: Crocker
Under construction :: Not finished yet
Pest :: Control
Director :: Spielberg
Express :: Quick

Do some Unconscious Mutterings of your very own!

Friday, February 08, 2008

My week :: 101 words

Monday, conjunctivitis at nursery, 5 children off sick, write complaint to head teacher about cleaner mopping toilet floor whilst chatting on her mobile phone. Tuesday meeting with boss – good chat, promotion confirmed as permanent. Celebrate with 3 glasses Prosecco. New children start, 1 little boy cries whole session until he falls asleep “into his juice” 5 minutes before granddad arrives. Supper and “good hot chocolate” out with ex-colleague … very nice. Lots of work to catch up, need to do this weekend. Fish and chips for Friday night tea – yum. Looking forward to weekend after I de-junk spare room in the morning.

Monday, February 04, 2008


It should be noted that I shall walk into work today with head held high! Cock-a-hoop in fact. The only Welsh member of staff ... after all the digs on Friday - they'll need to keep their heads down today.

James Hook

Not even thoughts of Chris White will keep me down ...

And they all shouted REFEREE!

In fact, it's out of sync but the words/sentiment say it all ;o)

Da iawn bechgen!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Unconscious mutterings #261

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

What women want :: Well, some days, it's a nice cup of tea and a bun ... or there's always eight massive gins and a shag!
Epidemic :: Influenza
Taxes :: 25% of my wages
Hello :: Who is it you're looking for?
Confidential :: For my eyes only.
Lights :: Camera, action - it's time for my close-up!
Summation :: Final total
Hard feelings :: Revenge due
Electric :: Fairy lights
Fresh start :: Somewhere warm, wet and sultry.