Archive for July, 2012

Life is what happens to you while you’re working for your future. Unknown

Hubby went to a meeting the other day and when he came home he said something was said that stopped several people in their tracks and after thinking about it they all agreed. People of our age (in their 50s) have lost 10 years of our life. Everyone can remember very clearly up to 2000, but very little or nothing at all about the years between 2000 and 2010, I started to say don’t be so daft, and then I stop as I thought about it, he was right. Now that’s scary.


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To finish first you must first finish.

-Rick Mears

Where did the weekend go?

Saturday we spent the time, looking for and buying carpet which we then laid, putting up curtains, well just finishing the bedroom really. Saturday evening we went to Harry’s, for a meal (Bangladeshi) Which was very nice and the service spot-on.

Sunday we decided to take a look at Edgbaston Reservoir to see if the rain had made any difference to last time we went, just take a look at the photos.

old photos

New photos

The water is well and truly up

I must say I wasn’t too impressed with the olympic opening ceremony, it all seemed a bit flat to me. I did however enjoy her Maj doing her 007 bit.

Busy decorating this week, so enjoy your week.

So here you go a lovely little film over on Kate’s site


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Well the washer gave up on life, and I can’t say it hadn’t warned me it was about to do so, it’s been leaking for months. So off we went to Comet to look for another one, not as easy as it sounds. What’s wrong with having just four buttons? All I need is an off/on switch, a temperature switch, a length of wash switch and a spin speed. One machine there had that many buttons on it I swear you could have launched a spaceship with it, and the price of them, some over a £1000. We had one that was on sale. If I have a £1000 I wouldn’t be spending it on a washer.

Mary Tamm has died  (Dr. Who fans will know her although she did do lots of other work), so sad and only 62 that’s no age at all.

This story caught my eye this morning. A 3D film cured a mans sight and yesterday this story about honey curing another mans eye problems, but we all know Honey is a great healer.

Oh and they have made The life of Pi into a film, I loved the book so can’t wait to see this


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If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.

Well this Olympic thing is turning into a bit of a cock-up, first not enough security, then the wrong flag hoisted for the Korean women’s football, and now refunds having to be given because not everyone will be able to see the diving because of the shape of the roof. What next?

The man in the high castle by Philip K. Dick is a very good book, I know because I have just finished it.


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I decided to do another room, this time our bedroom and as with all the other rooms it took a lot more than just paper and paint. There was the usual plaster falling off but with the added problem of mould on the window wall, (see I told hubby we needed repointing), so it took me a week to strip, fill, sand, and treat the mould, four days to paper and a day to stain the furniture and just to keep hubby happy, (because he thinks I do too much in a day and that’s why I am always tired, no it’s not. I am always tired because he snores all night) I have read Flow, my tears the Policeman said. By Philip K Dick a very good read and I have watched Dr. Who and have started on The Dinnerladies Now all that is left is the carpet.

We took a trip to Upton-on-Severn (Sunday 15th), it’s in a bit of a mess due to the floods. A local was saying the river had risen 2 inches in an hour just that morning and it was still rising, still the ducks didn’t seem to minded.


On the 22nd it was off to Harvington Hall for this years outdoor play, this year it didn’t rain on us, like last year, in fact it was very hot, but we had taken our picnic in a cool box, (so the wine was lovely). Anyway this year was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, there was some very good improvisation of horses, (think Monty Python) and Mr. Darcy (played by Matthew Hopkins) was, well everything a Mr. Darcy should be, dark and brooding and sexy. WHAT? You are never too old to look at a nice young man, look but don’t touch. That said all the cast were good, a very entertaining afternoon which we ended by feeding the ducks.

and here are the very ducks


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Time for a laugh

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.


it’s all jokes in our house at the moment, here’s a hubby joke

What’s yellow and smells like green paint?

Yellow paint.

Number ones jokes

(he got me with this one)

Have you heard this weather is upsetting the owls?

It’s too-wet too-whoo


Have you heard about the man who brought a dog from a ironmonger?

When he got it home it made a bolt for the door


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What is happening with the weather, floods here in the UK and in China and Russia, heat waves that are killing people in the USA and Australia and now tornadoes in Poland. Is this the beginning of the end of the world as we know it? Well the Maya’s seem to think that the world has we know it will end this year, and given the weather, you know, just thinking out loud.


Still busy.

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Still at it

There’s always room for love; You just have to move a few things around.

Your Soul Is Connected to the Fall

You are a somewhat sensitive soul with a tough exterior. You are street smart and wise about the world.
You have the heart of a poet, but you’re not too eager to let anyone else see it.
You are very creative and deeply talented. You are still looking for the perfect outlet for your expression.
You embrace change and think the cycles of life are beautiful. You don’t shrink away from the darker elements of life.


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You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have been taught and accept as true.

I am busy, so here’s a blogthing because we haven’t done one for ages.

You Are Thunder

You are slow paced and steady. You don’t rush to be the first to get anything done.
You have your own method of doing things, and it has worked pretty well for you. You are a systemizer.
You are hard working. You are industrious with an amazing work ethic.
You don’t often make a big bang, but when you do, everyone pays attention.


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Let me out

There is only one success-to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Well that was fun, Saturday (7th) it was off to the MAC to see The Destroyers in the open air, (and no it didn’t rain on us). The Destroyers are a group I have wanted to see for sometime and I wasn’t disappointed (even the evacuation after a fire alarm was set off didn’t spoil it). I really don’t know where these people get all their energy from, (whatever it is I would like some please). They play, sing and jump around and can get an audience going a treat. At one point two of them blew into their own trumpets but did the finger work on each others, now that takes some doing. True showman, look out for them and get a ticket, it’s a night you won’t forget in a long time.

They are at

Summer breeze festival

Tramlines festival

Edmonton festival and Ealing global festival

Cambridge festival


Bern Switzerland

Purbeck festival

Moseley Folk festival.

But if you can’t make it there’s a lot of their stuff on youtube, slap it on and have a dance around the kitchen, you will feel ‘ALIVE’


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