Wednesday 30 January 2008

Tag, I'm it

Apologies to Tom Foolery and Poetess who both tagged me last week, just haven't been around blogland to do this, unlike some of my friends, I don't mind being tagged at all, so here we go

Okay, 6 non important habits or quirks about myself

1. I drink my coffee in the biggest mugs I can find, my very favourite is the venti Starbucks mugs, I have 2 venti size, 2 grande size and 1 tall size (the grande and tall size were bought for me, do these people not know me at all !)

2. I love getting text messages, it makes me so happy

3. I always have a scented candle burning somewhere in the house every day, winter it's Crabtree and Evelyn Noel, summer I like After the Rain by Arran Aromatics, Multiples by The Pier or Natural Cotton from M and S

4. I only like 1 colour of flowers in a vase, preference is always for white, if I'm bought flowers of different colours I will put them in different vases in different rooms.

5. I have worn the same 2 perfumes for years, I get disproportionately cross if my friends then wear them. DKNY woman and Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin cologne, people really do associate me with these 2 scents

6. My lip gloss addiction is sad and unbefitting a woman my age, day to day is Sexy Mother Pucker, shade nude by Hope and Glory, summer is the blue one from Benefit (makes your teeth very white when you're tanned) evening is Full Potential in Blackberry by Clinique.

Now I'm supposed to tag some others and do something clever and attach a link to other people s blogs. Now I am extremely technophobic, truly dreadful, I can't even begin to do this so I will ask very politely that if you would like to do this on your own blog or do this on the comments on mine, please be my guest, I'd love to hear your little quirks and foibles. As always, The Edge, you are exempt as you hate this.

Monday 21 January 2008

Contrary, who me ?

Today is meant to be the most depressing day of the year. That'll be why I'm feeling so chipper then. For no real reason I'm quite jolly today, a few things that have made me happy include

Being invited to a student's graduation ceremony - I was touched to be asked

Being offered a good job

Getting 2 bookings for my villa - I'm ever hopeful I'll eventually make a profit on it

White tulips - my favourite flower, I bought some today in Marks and Spencers

The upcoming Sex and the City movie - I am so looking forward to seeing that

and last but not least


How good is that ? Come on, join in, be cheery today :)

Friday 18 January 2008

Decorative not Functional

The Eldest Beautiful Daughter is not the daftest of weans but this week she has surpassed herself in the stupidity of her comments.

" We watched The 2 Ronnies today in history " when I queried this I was told " Yeah, we were doing 1920 s America" okay, Mummy s still not convinced and explained who The 2 Ronnies are, then the killer " It was black and white and there were 2 men, 1 tall and skinny and a short fat 1 with a bowler hat and a moustache " ah, that'll be Laurel and Hardy then.

" Hollyoaks raises some serious issues"

and my very very favourite

" Could you put a baby on a motorbike ? " when met with my incredulous gaze ammended to " What even if it's in it's car seat ? "

Who says teenagers of today are stupid ?

Wednesday 16 January 2008

Aawh the Glasgae banter

I very rarely delete emails or texts but I've been doing a mass clear out of both, hoping to be cathartic and all "out with the old type" stuff but I came across this and it just made me smile, I hope it does you.

1. Ye can properly pronounce McConnochie ;-), Ecclefechan, Milngavie, Sauchiehall, St Enoch, Auchtermuchty and Aufurfuksake.
2. Ye actually like deep fried battered pizza fae the chippie.
3. Ye get four seasons in wan day.
4. Ye canny pass a chip/kebab shop withoot sleverin when yer blootert.
5. Ye kin fall about pished withoot spilling yer drink.
6. Ye see people wear shell suits with Burberry accessories - pure class!
7. Ye measure distance in minutes.
8. Ye kin understaun Rab C Nesbitt and know characters just like him, in yer ain family.
9. Ye go tae Saltcoats cos ye think it is like gaun tae the ocean.
10. Ye kin make hael sentences jist wae sweer wurds.
11. Ye know whit haggis is made ae and stull like eating it.
12. Somedy ye know his used a fitba schedule tae plan thur wedding day.
13. You've been at a wedding and fitba scores are announced in the Church/Chapel.
14. Ye urny surprised tae find curries, pizzas, kebabs, fish n chips, irn-bru, fags and nappies all in the wan shop.
15. Yer holiday home at the seaside has calor gas under it.
16. A big flash car has a ned at the wheel.
17. Ye know irn-bru is a hangover cure.
18. Ye learnt tae sweer afore ye learnt tae dae sums.
19. Ye actually understand this and yurr gonnae send it tae yer pals.
20. Finally, you are understand Glaswegian if you have ever said/heard thesewords...
how's it hingin
get it up ye
wee beastie
away an bile yer heid
humphey backit
baw bag

Now I know there are non Scots who read this and it may not make a bit of sense to you, so apologies for the self indulgence. My disclaimer is that there are plenty of very sophisticated, charming, witty and erudite people from Glasgow but we also have our neds, and our comedy world would be lost without them. So enjoy, have a wee laugh and if you find it too offensive, here comes something I apparently say all the time....

would you give yourself peace !

Friday 11 January 2008

Happy Birthday Blog

Can you believe it ? My blog is 1 year old today !!!! For the last year I have rambled on about my thoughts on everything. It's been an eclectic mix to say the least !!!

I'd like to say thank you to everyone who's visited and I hope you've enjoyed reading about my beautiful but sometimes dysfunctional life, as much as I've enjoyed all your blogs. The biggest thank you goes to The Edge, who is my original and best matey boy and if he hadn't encouraged me I would never have blogged and I would be so much the poorer for it. So thank you Neil, for everything, the encouragement, the texts, the virtual hugs and the copious ammounts of red wine when we do manage to meet up.

The last thank you goes to The Beautiful Children, for being mine, giving me a reason to get up in the mornings and providing me with so much blog fodder. Your mummy does wuvs yoo!!!!!

Wednesday 9 January 2008

New Year New Me

Okay I have wallowed in my misery, gazed at my navel and had my pity party. Thank you for all your kind comments, emails and texts, I do appreciate it.

Time to move on. I never make New Year Resolutions, not sure why but these are not resolutions per se, this is me attempting to clarify what I want from life.

If I blog this, you can all help me, yes I know I'm lazy and I should do this all by my own self, but you're all such lovely people and you all have such different lives and experiences and viewpoints. Please join in and make suggestions, set me little challenges, open my eyes and make me think. I want you all to check in from time to time to see how I'm getting on with my plan

I want to decide what career I'm going to have - will I stay in teaching or retrain ? What other jobs can I do ?

I would like to be more patient with my own children as I seem to use it all up with other people's

I would like to be fitter, my running has all but stopped but I'd like to do more

I want to lose some of the weight I've put on - I will eat less and move around more

I want to be a better friend, I am getting shockingly bad at keeping in touch

I want to be more organised

I want my house to be cleaner and tidier ( no I can't lose the kids)

I want to stop depending on other people to make me happy - I need to learn to make myself happy

I want to stop feeling like a failure because I am single - a spouse or partner does not automatically make people happy and I must try to remember this

I want to have peace of mind

I want to feel truly happy again

Tuesday 8 January 2008

New Year Blues

I'll keep it brief as I am like a bear with a sore arse at the moment and I don't want my misery to inflict the blogging public.

I am hoping this is a temporary situation and it's just the usual post xmas, post new year angst - I'm getting old, what have I done with my life, same old same old that we sometimes have.

I am truly grateful for the good things in my life but at the moment it's difficult to keep that in perspective whan contrasted to the complete and utter misery that I feel.

Again, I am truly grateful for the good things in my life. If I keep telling myself that maybe I'll feel better soon