Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Why Angola? Why?

It seems that Angola doesn't love me. But then neither does Mongolia or Turkmenistan or Cameroon or Paraguay or ... *sniff, sniff* Greenland!

Why Angola?  Why?
Got to love Google Analytics! Click on the map for a close up :o)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings #286

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

Flicker :: eyes
Styling :: products
Episode :: one
Sexier :: Hugh of course
Studious :: whilst at uni
Mushroom :: fungi
8 minutes :: to go
Bald :: follicly challenged
Immunity :: diplomatic
Sectioned :: mental health
Go on, do some Unconscious Muttering of your very own and shout about it here!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Just one of the bizarre conversations that take place in this house ...

Yesterday morning I walked into the back bedroom to iron a t-shirt to find Simon wearing just boxers, sitting cross-legged on the floor drawing a triskelion in permanent black marker on golf balls.

Me - what the hell are you doing?

Him - Identifying my balls

Me - that's easy, that's *points* your left one, and that's *points again* your right one.

Well, you didn't expect me to pass up on the opportunity did you??

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Unconscious mutterings #285

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

Intimidated :: scared
Brush :: hair
Masquerade :: ball
Procedure :: how it's done
Tattoos :: military
Square :: mile
Tuck :: shop
Boyfriend :: girlfriend
Badass :: motherfucker (?? I can't believe that's the first thing that came into my mind - but it is!!)
Thousand ::
pounds please
Do some mutterings of your very own and let everyone know about it here!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Let's not talk about how crap I've been at NaBloPoMo, or how I am going to have to buy a new camera lead because mine has disappeared and let's talk instead about how much I love BBC iPlayer. Missed Mock the Week? Yes! Well watch it now on BBC iPlayer ... and whilst you're at it, if you like Mock the Week, we think you'll want to watch MORE LIKE THIS ...

Mock the Week
Eggheads ... The National Lottery? Room 101 - yes, but ... The Weakest Link? What? **confused now** Mock the Week is similar to the Weakest Link? How? And because I love Mock the Week, I'm going to love University Challenge? What, Paxo is gonna make me laugh as much as Dara does? Could someone explain that for me please?

Monday, July 07, 2008

Monday, Monday

Gosh, is it Monday already?
Kenny commented on it but has anyone else noticed that some sneaky whatnot is actually speeding up the clocks over the weekend and then slowing them down again on a Monday. And at the same time, he also turned the taps (faucets) to full today making a July day feel more like early March. We sent 120 5-7 yr olds and their helpers to Broadstairs this morninig, to play on the beach ... they came home like little ice-cubes, true soggy but still ice-cubes. It's global WARMING guys. Shouldn't that mean WARMER - 'cause you seem to have got that one wrong.
Camera still at school - will try to organise myself this morning, i.e. put it into my handbag for tonight ... until then, what school trip days used to look like.

St Margaret's Bay

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Can you believe it?

Feeling like a right tit ... I've left my camera in school. No foodie pics of the roast chicken dinner* we'll be having tonight. He even bought butternut squash (which he hates & I love) to roast - bless him. No photos of last night's jacket potato, spicy mince and cheese combo.** Slept well last night but my body is not dealing with the amount of stress it's been under all week very well at all. My chest is tight, I have a pain smack in the middle of my back and I keep crying - hangover from a week of too little sleep and TOO MUCH stress/tension etc.

Anyway back to the point, no photo for today, no photo's of food at all this weekend, so I give you instead a photo of our Indian meal out and ... and I can't believe I'm doing this ... me, dressed as the butterfly from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar during Book Week @ school **walks away shaking own head at stupidity of actions** I can't imagine living this down anytime soon.

At the start of the day

Fabulous Indian food

*I obviously have that "she needs comfort food" look on my face.
** The look has obviously been there since last night.

Friday, July 04, 2008


Well it's over and it kicked the hell out of my NaBloPoMo at the first hurdle ...
I'm not allowed to talk about the result, but I'm very happy.
My body (after 4 long 12 hour days in school - without the work I did at home) is complaining loudly, I think I'll go to bed.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

With Simon to cook for me

And it's "supermarket" ready Chinese ... well it's the end of day 1 of OFSTED and I am knackered. You'll never believe what I did last night - I double-locked the nursery, not realising I was the only one with the key to open it. Luckily because of the dreaded O I've been arriving at school before 7am so the cleaners still had time to hoover and mop but talk about feeling like a right tit :o(

I'm not allowed to talk about how the inspection is going. So I wont. I'll be in there again at 7 in the morning BUT ... hurrah ... by this time tomorrow they'll be gone and hopefully **crosses finger, toes and eyes** they won't be back for 3 years.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Food? You mean you need me to eat?

Too tired.
Need to sleep.

Inspection starts at 8am tomorrow ... wait, we've already had the pre-inspection commentary so I guess it's is underway as we've had the pre-inspection commentary to work on.
ummy chicken (hot, sweet and spicy) and salad (juicy, full of cucumber and really nice tomatoes*) for dinner. Bed now ;o)
* When I say nice tomatoes I mean ones that tasted and smelt like they did when I was a kid, you know that straight from the greenhouse smell ... memories eh ... transports me right back to my Uncle Dil's greenhouse and me pinching the tomatoes when no one was looking *wink*

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Day 1 ... Lunch

Lunch today

Mine (roasted vegetable couscous, salad and some grapes) on the left, his (a Scotch egg, coleslaw, potato salad and some salad) on the right. Which would you prefer?