Monday, 29 May 2017

bank holiday weekend..again

Well that was a bloody fab long weekend. It involved copious amounts of alcohol with lots of friends and a few nana naps thrown in inbetween ..with a trip to our fave place (Salts Mill) as a bobby-bonus at the end.
I went to see The Specials in Leeds on Saturday with my friend. And two of her friends. Who are now my friends too. Cos friends are catching. It was outside and despite the doom and gloom coming from the Met Office it didn't rain and we had a brill afternoon/evening/early morning. Oh yes people. We even went clubbing afterwards! I needed a couple of visits to my bed on Sunday before I felt human enough to get back on it with the other half for our customary bank holiday trip to the pub though. I'm not as young as I used to be...


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

manchester 💔

We only have such a short time on this planet. Not very long even if we're lucky enough to make it to old age. And a damned sight shorter for many people. So why waste the precious time you have by plotting to injure and kill other people? People who were just minding their own business and having a nice night out? 
I. Just. Don't. Get. It.
Concentrate on your own life and leave others to enjoy theirs!

Friday, 19 May 2017

hello weekend

I am soooo looking forward to doing NaffAll this weekend. The other half and the youngest are going to London straight from school this aft. (Bradford City are playing at Wembley (again) tomorrow so they're making a long weekend of it.) Which leaves me to sit in peace without having to nag the messy sods to pick up their crap. I may be called upon for a bit more revision assistance but otherwise I'll have a Do Not Disturb notice stuck to my forehead.



Thursday, 18 May 2017

revision assistance

I was glad to escape the house last night. I positively sprinted off to girl's night at 7pm and did not look back. 
This revision assistance malarkey is frankly boring my pants off. Yesterday I had to test her on chemistry. I do think that there must be something fundamentally odd about anyone who finds the fractional distillation of crude oil and using alkenes to make polymers the slightest bit interesting. I was losing the will to live just testing her on it. I actually nodded off a couple of times.
Only another 4 weeks to go after this. Yay.



Tuesday, 16 May 2017

exam time

The eldest sits her first GCSE at 1pm. It's biology. I might actually sit it as well and upgrade my O Level cos after helping with the revision I'm pretty much an expert myself. What I don't know about mitosis and diploid cells isn't worth knowing...
Good luck Jodester xx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

weekending

Another hectic weekend. Another knackered Dawn.
We went to an 18th on Friday night. (Oh yes, people, an actual 18th. Not a 40th or 50th. An 18th. Like young people.) AND we didn't even go out till 9.30pm. At Night!
Then a flipping early start on Saturday morning to help out at my sister's company's sample sale (where we sell cut price, bargain clobber to ladies of a certain age and never cease to be amazed by their efforts to convince us they "got this one from the £1 table, honest").
Mucho dashing about with zero sitting down time today.
And I am now officially done partying.
As luck would have it the other half and the youngest are bogging off to London on Friday for the weekend. The eldest will be knee deep in revision. This means I get to have some quality time with the sofa. At last. Woohoo. I can't bloody wait.


Friday, 12 May 2017

geek day

The eldest left school today!!

Well actually she goes back on Tuesday for the first of many GCSE exams.
And she'll probably go back to the sixth form there in September.
But in an official capacity she left school today! 
I am SO OLD.
It was geek day. It's a geeky school anyway but on their last day they all turn up wearing red braces and big spex and white knee socks and red ribbons in their hair. And they carry out pranks. Some boys were sent home at 9am for dressing in morphsuits and flour bombing everyone in the school hall. They've now been pre-excluded from sixth form!
Flour bombing is obvs considered very naughty at the geek school.
Happened every day at mine...   

Thursday, 4 May 2017

sailing away

I haven't really recovered from my girls-weekend-away-followed-by-bank-holiday-madness last week and I'm already packing for the next one. 
The other half and I are jetting off to the Isle of Man tomorrow. Well... Sailing off actually. We're going on the ferry. That way we have a car when we get there. 'Cos we need to get about a bit. When we're not drinking that is. Which will actually be most of the time. The other half has a lot of family in the Isle of Man. And they like a drink. Chuck in his cousin's wedding on Saturday and we're all set for another party weekend. Oh and the kids are staying home with granny in charge. They have to go to school. Shame 😉

Monday, 1 May 2017

april 2017

I'm ever so slightly very bloody tired after a fantastic weekend away with the girls....but like a real trooper I have still managed to create my monthly bodged together bloggy lowdown.....epic!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

world penguin day

It snowed today for a short while. Then it hailed. Appropriate.

Monday, 24 April 2017

hello hello

Sigh. Back to the routine. Back to the alarm going off too early and the dashing about and the arguments over getting ready NOW and the missing pencil cases and the nagging to PLEASE BRUSH YOUR BLOODY TEETH NOW!
And back to my morning dog walk. I waved to 8 people in cars today. That's 8 people I actually know. Not randomers. Although I often wave at randomers. I see a car I think I recognise and frantically wave like a total mentalist. Then realise I don't actually know them. I think it's time I changed my route. I'm beyond bored of the routine.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

staycation anyone?

Things I love about school holidays spent at home:
*No alarm clock.
*No school drop off or pick up controlling my day.
*No alarm clock.
*A general feeling of freedom...with a touch of laziness thrown in for good measure.
*No alarm clock.

Things I don't love:
*Constant feeding of starving offspring. They get one meal a day at school. One! Why do they need about 11 when they are at home? And in between feeds there's the constant opening of the fridge door to stare blankly at the lack of interesting contents.
*The mess. I work from home. It does my head in when they leave their crap everywhere.
*The boredom. "I'm boooooored, what can I dooooooo?" ...er how about some cleaning?
*The "helping". In particular the youngest "helping' to jetwash the decking. This involved me stopping work to sweep up 12 months worth of dead leaves and crap 'cos he got "tired" after 2 minutes. Then stopping work every 10 mins to show him how to do it in a proper organised manner instead of just squirting water everywhere. Followed by me stopping work to sort out the mud completely covering the patio doors. Then me packing in work completely to jetwash the sodding decking. Turns out he wasn't arsed about jetwashing the decking, he just wanted to squirt water everywhere.
If a job's worth doing....do it your bloody self....


Remind me again why I didn't just take two weeks off work so we could bugger off to some place warm like all the smug people with 'proper jobs' on my facebook feed?

Sunday, 16 April 2017

easter bunny

The easter bunny used to have a massive stash of eggs to leave at our house. They were kindly supplied by aunties and uncles and grandparents. And even neighbours. This year the supply appears to have dried up. Apart from my sister, the aunties and uncles have lost their enthusiasm. The grandparents asked the kids if they would prefer chocolate or cash (take a guess) and the neighbours don't seem to think they're cute enough for chocolate now they're 16 and 12. 
It seems that the burden of chocolate purchasing this year falls firmly on my shoulders. 
So, like every job I do (😉) I approached my task with enthusiasm and vigour. I bought multiple eggs and packets of sugary crap and stashed them in my car boot all week. Last night I hid the stash around the house. (Too bloody cold for outdoor egg hiding/hunting in Yorkshire)
The response?
Both kids are still in bed (11.20am) and I've already eaten a bag of Mini Eggs.

Happy Easter peeps x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

good friday

Loving the Easter hols. I had the day off yesterday. It was a good Good Friday. A very good Good Friday. The other half and the youngest went to the footie so the eldest and I did what any self respecting football widows would do in the circumstances....we went shopping. Purchased multiple new clothing items for us both and multiple non-clothing items that happened to catch our eye. 
We were on our way home when the other half texted to say he'd booked a table for two at our local tapas place for 8pm. For a hot date. Nice one! 
Of course I wouldn't have had the sneaky McDonald's if I'd known. But still. I managed to fill my boots. Would be rude not to. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

sunshiney weekend

Oh what a fab sunny start to the Easter hols! Sunshine and unheard of temperatures, even in Yorkshire.
Yesterday was my ex-niece-twinnies' 21st birthday barbecue-in-the-sun. (ex because their actual-real-life uncle and I split up when they were only 1.) (But I'm still a better auntie than the replacement wife. Just saying.) (Plus he was well weird yesterday. Only seen him a couple of times in the last 20 years but he totally acted like he had never seen me in his life before. Freak!) 
Then last night the other half and I went to see a band in a pub. Dodgy band and dodgy pub but much fun was had.
And today we went to my most favouritest of fave places, Salts Mill and Rad Studio in Saltaire. In the sun. SUN! Like 2 days in a row.
That's summer over now people.
At least in Yorkshire.
But it was good while it lasted.