Friday, December 18, 2009


It is 5:15am and I am awake again!
I would rather be asleep but NO,my body has other ideas and so here I am awake again at what is considered STUPID O'CLOCK when you do not have to be awake.
Niamh was also awake during the night but she was happy enough to chat and sing to herself until she went back to sleep.
She is a little sweetheart.

It is her last but one day at school.
Can you believe the LEA has them in school again on Monday and the teachers are being made to come in on Tuesday for an Inset that is just plain mean on the teachers.
Why not just have 2 inset days at the start of term?

Last night I did something I haven't done in years.
I went out Christmas shopping.
Usually I buy all the presents a little at a time from September onwards but this year I have been so unwell that I have been going out as little as possible.
So last night I went out with Runningman and bought all the presents that I still had to buy and now I just have the childminders presents to buy and a wedding present for a wedding that is happening over the Christmas holidays.
AND I am considering doing a very large shop in the next few days using the ONLINE service and then going in just to buy a few things next week.
I sound so organised but really I am too cream crackered to do anything else.
People who LOVE TO SHOP must be very healthy and have a very strong constitution.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well I am fair frazzled!
Yesterday evening I went as Runningman's plus 1 at the Roath Conservative Club Christmas party and I am exhausted and I only managed 2 and a half hours!The average age of the other punters was 60 plus and they carried on partying into the early hours.
And on Saturday I am going to a concert where the 'Go Compare' tenor(Pianoman teaches his daughter) is performing as Pianoman's plus 1.
My New Year's Resolution is definitely to find Runningman and Pianoman their very own PLUS ONES!
I am too old to be partying like this.
My idea of a nice December evening is to sit next to Niamh on the sofa as she plays and me to sit sewing whilst we watch a film or listen to Christmas Carols.
Maybe not the most exciting of evenings but at least I don't wake up the next day feeling as if I have gone 5 rounds with Gorgeous George!

[Gorgeous George has just been knocked out]
Tommy: We've lost Gorgeous George.
Brick Top: Shhh. You're going to have to repeat that.
Tommy: We've lost Gorgeous George.
Brick Top: Well, where'd you lose him? He ain't a set of f-cking car keys, is he? And it ain't as if he's incon-f-cking-spicuous now, is it?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Sleep tonight is evading me!
Nothing exciting except that my elbows and shoulders are hurting and I have given in and taken pain killers which will rid me of the pain BUT keep me awake for hours.
Oh can't have everything.

Today has to have been the worst day as far as weather this winter.
Rain and mist and more rain and mist and so BLOODY COLD.
But it was Niamh's Nativity play and it was a Magical Mystery Tour ,very hippy and psychedelic and each class found a different way to get to the birth of Jesus.
Niamh's class surfed there and she was dressed as a surfer in an Hawaiian shirt and board shorts.
Niamh is a little sweetheart.

As I said before, I have been unwell recently and so I spend a lot of my time sleeping or lying down.
Which can have a positive spin.
I don't go out spending money or using petrol and when I am lying down I do not have the heating on,No Impact Man would be impressed if he knew!
Plus I have been hand sewing some Christmas gifts when I have been sitting resting.
See, even when poorly I am not a total waste of space.
Plus I have bought Christmas presents on line which has saved my energy as well as being good for the environment.
Impressive huh?
My ability to put a positive spin on being a couch potato!

Perhaps I could use all the money I am saving to hire a cleaner!
Fantastic idea.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Contrary to popular belief,the following is what is most likely to be heard playing in my car at the moment not EAST 17S STAY ANOTHER DAY.

A winter's day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I've built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don't talk of love,
But I've heard the words before;
It's sleeping in my memory.
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.

I think the S&G song better reflects how I feel at the moment.

I have been away for sometime and I have been thinking all the time that I will write again when I feel better but that never seems to happen so here I am anyway.
So what have I missed?
Today I read about Rick Rolling, it seems my children have heard of it but that one completely passed me by!
I seem to spend to much time asleep to notice much!

Due to me not being well and not really doing much, I have been watching lots of videos and DVDs and the my fave one at the moment has to be Love Actually.
And the character I see my self most like in the film......Billy Mack's sad and lonely and fat manager!
But hey, he may be alone but he is always smiling.
What more can I say?




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.