Monday, March 19, 2007


Well Mothering Sunday was GOOD(my 15 year old has told me that I shouldn't write things in capital letters to emphasise things, her English teacher said so!). I ate enough chocolate to rot my teeth, my gut and my brain.........and the remains are still in my fridge. But as suggested they did donate money to charity and no flowers showed up, so in the words of Lou Reed's Perfect Day
Just a perfect day,Problems all left alone.
Thank you girls.

However back to the real world. Before I relate to you this story I have to say that I am surprised that I am not more pi**ed-off. Due to Mothering Sunday I have spent the entire weekend trying to find my camera because obviously on Sunday I would need to use it but as with many things in my house( hence the term The Black Hole of Pentwyn) it appears to have sprouted legs and just walked away. Or so it would seem! On Thursday I went to my digital scrap booking class and I put my camera in my lap-top bag(but I didn't take the lap-top thank goodness) just in case I needed to use any of my pictures on the camera during the class. Well I didn't need the camera during the class, in fact I forgot it was in my bag.Well big mistake! I accidentally left the camera in the bag during break-time and when I went to look for my camera in my bag on Saturday it was not there.
If somebody so badly wanted a digital camera then I would have bought them one, my camera is old(but I love it) and even the cheapest newer cameras have enough pixels to make my camera green with envy. If they wanted the camera to sell to make money for desperate necessities that they need like food then I would have given them the £5 they would have been very lucky to get for it. Thankfully there were no special photographs on the memory card(the card is probably worth more than the camera!). It could have been a lot worse , the teacher had his wonderful new lap-top in the room and enough hardware to make Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator look like spare parts in a boot(garage)sale.
As I said earlier ,I am surprised I am not a lot more pi**ed off.
Last night I watched the film Patriot Games and when Samuel L Jackson's character asks Ryan why he got involved in the attack by the IRA his answer was something like,' They pi**ed me off, they just made me mad' and Samuel L Jackson's characters retort is something like ,'Well I hope I never pi** you off like that'.
I put my lack of emotion on the loss of the camera down to my getting older and becoming more mellow with the years (or more likely just the effects of too much pain medication!)
A P.S on Patriot Games, I love that film but I made the mistake of reading the book first and because you obviously get a lot more thoughts and emotions in the book I found the film lacking in some way. But don't get me wrong, I still loved the film.

The following is posted today on the BBC Health website

People are making progress on cutting their salt intake but too many still forget to check for hidden salt in foods, campaigners warn.Three-quarters of the salt we eat is already lurking in the food we buy, says the Food Standards Agency.Sandwiches, ready meals, pasta sauce, and pizza are some of the biggest sources of "hidden" salt, it says.The agency's next round of TV ads, launched on Monday, shows consumers how to check food labels for salt content.

In my house I ensure that everything I buy is low or no fat, sugar or salt but I rally don't think that manufacturers help. When I want to buy margarine I am faced with the choice of low fat, diet, low salt, tastes like butter, sunflower, cholesterol lowering name it, the choice is there! I just want one that is the lowest fat, lowest salt but the best taste. One that is all singing, all dancing but in one tub! If anyone can figure this puzzle out please let me know because the vast array of margarines on offer have got me beat.

My children are not too impressed with my healthy eating choices, when going to Asda (Walmart) they have been known to buy their own Baked Beans because they feel that my healthy option...... low fat and low sugar Baked Beans are low on taste!
I also rarely use sugar, I have brown sugar in my dry/cooking cupboard and I use granulated sweetener. Last week I heard cupboards being banged open and shut in the kitchen and the call of an exasperated voice, 'Do we have any sugar in the house' , looking back I can see that my answer of ,'Don't look at me' was not the best response to give a child on the autistic spectrum!

Weather Update(for Anastasia and Belle).
I dropped Beauty off at school today and I looked up and there was snow on the mountain! I know they said there might be some but it was still a bit of a surprise.


Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good "Mother's Day" - Ours is the 2nd Sunday in May.

Had snow here today but spring will return in a couple of days.


Steve said...

Mother Day is not Mother's Day without chocolate - it's not a luxury, it's an essential!




An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.