Friday, February 16, 2007

Feed me!

What is more important than food?

"We Italians are experts at amore and I think this pizza will show that the way to a woman's heart is definitely through her stomach."

True, the way to anyones heart is through the stomach, which is why I once thought dating a chef was a great idea of mine... but have you ever dated a chef?

If they don't work all hours God sends you will find them cooking at home. Which is great, because you get a homecooked meal without setting foot in the kitchen... WRONG!

Chef's are notorious for using every pot and pan available, and leaving them piling up in the sink for the pot wash to deal with, and who do you think the pot wash is at home?

We're off to sunny Denmark to enjoy my Mom's home cooking!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Do it yourself

One of my male colleagues and I stopped by his house on the way back from our lunchbreak. I've met his wife before, and she is no doormat, but...

If there is a sentence that rubs me up the wrong way it is when (usually women) say, “It’s just easier to do it yourself”

Surely it is easier to share responsibilities with your husband/partner than having to do everything yourself? Maybe on the short term doing it yourself is easier than take up the discussion, but surely you just need to do it once (or twice for the hard of hearing partners), and the job share makes it easier in the long term.

If you have to discuss it a third time, don’t. Just do like a lot of men does; do it badly on purpose, indicating it would be better if the woman does it. It works every time.

But then; life would be boring if we where all the same.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


4 y.o., “Mommy, does penguins eat people?”
Me, “No, they eat fish. You know that.”
4 y.o., “Can I have a penguin?”

Serves me right for telling him he couldn’t have a rhino because they where to big and too dangerous.

So I calmly explained that a penguin was not very practical to have in our end terrace house and small garden, as Penguins preferred cold climates.

So as the icing on the cake we woke up this morning with the world covered in several inches of snow (unusual for southern England). Snowball fights and snow man building soon distracted though and who needs a penguin when you can have real winter?!

I can’t wait till it all melts this afternoon and the frost sets back in tonight and covers the world in ice. Bring on rush hour! (don’t even get me started on peoples driving behaviours during slippery winter weather in this country!)

Monday, January 15, 2007


I went to the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain on Friday. I have always been keeping up with what controversal pieces of art have taken part, and indeed won. Last years Shed, turned boat, turned back into a shed was an interesting concept. But this year was the first time I actually went to see for myself.

But how do you keep it fresh and interesting with the likes of Tracy Ermins unmade bed on previous lists? Or how about the room where the light switches on and off (or something like that)?

I guess you go completely nuts and let an actual painter win!

I know, it's almost un heard off; A painter winning the Turner Prize? Whatever next? Letting an actual scientist win the Nobel prize? Ok, that actually does happen.

Friday, January 12, 2007


After last weeks shopping (anti-) therapy I took the day off work and went to London for some proper therapy. London has always been like home to me.

"You can take the girl out of the city, but you cannot take the city out of the girl"

Last weekend I spend half a day in the sales trying to find myself a new suit (see previous post: For Sale) and found nothing but frustration. Today I went into my favourite shirt maker on The Strand and picked out a suit and a new shirt in 10 minutes. I spend the rest of the day doing the galleries.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


I had a job offer the other day, from the company who made me redundant as of end of this month. I'm guessing they didn't really want to make me redundant but they realised too late. Actually I knew this the day after I was given my redundancy notice which has given them about 3 months to come up with a way to make me stay and forfeit my redundancy bonus.

So why did they offer me to stay to pick up paperclips? Was that the best they could come up with? Someone is not paying attention.

They forgot to brief the guy who was told to interview me, so when I turned the insulting offer down and he was sent back to try and sell me the job yesterday, I got, "it's not about you, it's about what will work for the company".

Monday, January 08, 2007

For Sale

It's months since I recieved my redundancy notes, but I haven't really started job hunting till after the new year. The problem with jobhunting is that you have to go to interviews, not that I have a problem with interviews as such, actually there is just one little details that is a problem...

What to wear!?

Ok, I know what to wear. Only my most recent jobs I didn't really take that serious when i went for the interviews so dresscode was more smart casual than business smart. However, a new year resolution, though in good new year resolution style I probably wont keep to it, I am planning to get a real job this time, and this is where the problem comes in...

What to wear!?

I went to the shops yesterday to find myself a new suit. Luckily the mad sale rush is starting to slow down, but come lunchtime I still hadn't found anything I liked which came in my size. Why is the only clothes available in January sales items? Why can't I get a full price suit till the sale is finished? I went to 7 different shops (incl.department stores) and actually found 3 different suites I liked. The first one the skirt fit but the only jacket available was two numbers too big. The next one the skirt was only available in a size 8 (= small. Enough said!) and the third one was £299 for the jacket alone and though it was ok, it was not Wow! I expect Wow! for £299 + £189 for a suit.

Maybe I should slow down my job hunting till I have found something to wear.