Thursday, June 18, 2009

“Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.”

Having sorted out the need for new medications I have spent the last few days feeling really good but today the exhaustion hit me again.I haven't done anything different so I have decided that perhaps diet might be a contributing factor(suggestion from my IT man,thank you) so I have bought some spinach and tomorrow I am going to make lasagne with plenty of legumes and cheese and of course spinach which are all good sources of iron.

Remember how SnoWhite and Griff both had a fascination with penguin stuffed toys when they were little? Especially with sucking the labels on them......well Beauty has now taken quite a fancy to sucking the label on her new Linny the Guinny toy.It is quite funny to see because the label is attached to Linny's butt!

Have some people got nothing to do but make silly complaints?

Duffy ad safety claims rejected

Duffy cycles through a supermarket in the TV advertisement

A TV advert which showed pop singer Duffy cycling through a supermarket has been cleared by an advertising watchdog after health and safety complaints.

Eighteen viewers complained the singer, from Nefyn, Gwynedd, was not wearing reflective clothing and her bicycle had no lights in the Diet Coke commercial.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also said four viewers worried children could copy her behaviour.

Coca-Cola argued the ad was supposed to reflect "Duffy's fantasy".

The commercial shows the singer coming offstage before sipping from a can of the cola and cycling through dark streets and into the store, before returning to her concert in time to perform an encore.

Coca-Cola argued the commercial depicted Duffy's escape from the pressures of stardom and was "far removed from the real world".

Highway Code

The company also said they had gone through a "vigorous" production process to ensure they met the Highway Code criteria for riding a bicycle on public roads.

With the regulations recommending cyclists wear reflective clothing in the dark, Coca-Cola pointed out Duffy wore a black and white sparkly top that stood out, while her bicycle had lights on the front and rear in each shot.

After investigating, the ASA did not uphold the complaints, noting the "fantasy context" and deciding that older children would understand cycling round a supermarket was not a realistic situation.

A Brit Award winner, Duffy is best known for her number one hit Mercy and her album Rockferry.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I think it was a TV show called LIFE OF GRIME but I could be wrong.
I watched a programmme about about the rubbish collectors in London and they were told on their first day DON'T LOOK BACK!
This was because the rubbish would have accumulated AGAIN by the time they looked around!
Well that is my life........well the cleaning anyway!
Anna decided to bake a cake last night at gone midnight so I had to empty the dishwasher and fill it again with her dirty dishes.
I emptied a wash and put it on the line and then filled the machine again with another wash.
Then I sorted and bagged washed, winter bedding to go in the attic.
Sorted the ironing.
Sorted the recycling.
Litter picked from the ground floor of the house due to Anna and Sali having spent the night.
And now I am on to watering the plants and feeding the piggies and the rabbits.
And all this AFTER getting Niamh up and washing her, dressing her, feeding her and getting her to school AND after washing and dressing and feeding myself!
Yep it certainly feels like

What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?
That about sums it up for me.

Change girl for guy and I would be happy with the following too

Phil: I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piƱa coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters.
[Ralph and Gus snort]
Phil: *That* was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get *that* day over, and over, and over..

But no ........I get the piggy poop DAY!

Sunday, June 14, 2009



Beauty has gone out with the childminder so I have some 'ME' time and strangely I don't feel the need to sleep!

I have been in the garden this morning and I am definitely impressed with the growth of the plants even though I know their growth is not down to me but the constant rain!

With all the bedding plants growing so well my garden is starting to look like a nursery.

I may not have the energy for an allotement but I have friends gardens to plant them in.




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.