Friday, 25 July 2014

summer time

I love summer. I love warm weather. I'm a pale faced former-ginger who burns without factor 30. But I still love it when it's hot. And it has been flipping hot this week. Even in Yorkshire! I've got loads of work on for loads of people so it's been a bit rubbish having to stay in and slave over the computer. I took it outside today in the hope of catching some rays. I couldn't see a bloody thing. Had to come back in.'s the weekend now so all those officey types will be away from their desks. I am free to wear something unsuitably small and go outdoors to frighten people with my paleness. 
Ha ha as if....I've slapped on the fake tan. I am a bronzed goddess just waiting for a sunny weekend......we better blooming get one....

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


We had this tree at the front of the house. Like less than a meter from the front of the house. When we moved in it was quite small. But it grew. For a couple of years we put lights on it at Christmas. Very festive. Then it got too big for the lights. They only reached half way up and it looked crap. I've seen the same sort of tree in other people's gardens and realised that this is no shrub. This is gonna be one of those big f-off trees that you really don't want a meter away from your front window. 
So the other half got out his chain saw and hacked it to bits. The tree is no more. Dead.
But at least we can see out now. And it's light!
I blame Betty and Geoff. Who plants a tree slap bang in the front of a house?

Saturday, 19 July 2014

bbq weather

We're going to our friends' annual barbecue today. The weather forecast says 90% chance of rain with thunderstorms and torrential downpours.
I asked my friend if I could do anything to help. She suggested I fashion together a wigwam construction to accommodate 50 people. With my sewing skills that should be no problem.

Friday, 18 July 2014

home alone

Today is the last day of school. The big one has gone straight out with her friends and is sleeping out. The little one is at a party and doesn't need picking up till 8.30pm. The other half is going to football and the pub.
I am home alone!!! 
For 4 hours!
I can't even begin to decide what to do with my time. Because this never happens. 
I'll probably just dither about for 4 hours and wonder what to do. Or I'll do some work. Or hoover the stairs. Something worthwhile anyway I imagine - to make the most of those 4 hours....

Monday, 7 July 2014


Well that was a FULL weekend.
Went to Flamingo Land on Saturday with my sister, our friend Sammy and all the kids. We did all the big rides, had a quality picnic and got jumped on by a lemur. Who knew lemurs were so friendly?
We didn't do that stupid ride where you get soaking wet when the "audience" fires water at you from all angles with a water canon. We're not daft. My sis went on it last year and nearly cried. We said NO this time. That ride is just for idiots and people who don't realise.
Then yesterday the other half, me and the kids went to Hebden Bridge on a bus and a train and watched the Tour de France. Not content to be in the middle of 10 million other people the other half made us walk about 2 miles up the steepest hill in the world to a less busy street where we had an ace view. We mingled with the locals and our new mates kindly gave us the cushions from their sofa to sit on and let the little one use their loo and watch the race on their telly before it got to us. The bikes went past in about 4 seconds but it was fanbloodytastic! And the good thing about public transport is you can have a few beers without having to argue about who's turn it is to drive. AND it was sunny! Woo!
So now the house is a tip and we have no food and no clean clothes. But we had a good weekend. So who cares.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

tour de france

The Tour de France comes to sunny Yorkshire this weekend. All the roads are closing. Well not ALL the roads. Just the important ones. But it means that to actually see it you have to camp out or find a train. Or live on the route. Which we don't. So we're gonna hopefully find a train on Sunday and join the 8 squillion other people milling around trying to catch a glimpse of some fast blokes on bikes.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

june 2014

Blimey it's the 1st of July! Already! We're like halfway through the year and everything. Any minute now the shops will be full of Christmas!
Here's June on my blog. Not much I'm afraid. But better than last month. I sneaked a bit of repetition in there to pad it out...don't think anyone will notice...