Friday, July 29, 2005

Need more (cold) coffee

Now why did I stay up till 1am to watch the whole second series of My Family?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Singing in the rain

A week of rain and misery. Misery not caused directly by the rain, but more by the faces you see in the street. "It's good for the garden" seems to be the only consolation on offer this week.

It's also good for the threes in the forest and the grass in the park!
Time to go singing in the rain!

And if we are lucky we will get thunder too!


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Alcohol illusions

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Cats and birds

One day the birds stopped coming to our garden, and two days ago I noticed the reason why, hiding underneath a bush, the neighbours cat. However, this morning the birds where back in multiple numbers. Bluetits, robins, sparrows, starlings, and the odd pidgon.

The cat must have gotten bored with waiting.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Laundry war

I love laundry. Nice clean crisp laundry, nicely folded/hung in my cupboard. Apparently it gets there via the laundy basket and the washing machine, rumour has it ironing may be involved.

I try to stay out of it, and have managed so far, but mainly due to the fact that I am the last person to run out of clean clothes in our household. However I fear this tactic is slowly coming to an end.

The other contestant went clothes shopping this weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2005

Shoe list

Red shoes is a must, so when in Rome do as the Romans and buy yourself a pair of totally useless red shoes with very high stiletto heals. Not at all practical for cobbled streets, but it is a matter of owning them, just in case.

And on the subject of hight heals I once chased a con-artist down the street in 4 inch high heals... not realising I was wearing heals till after the chase. (He got away in a car).

A few weeks later, the same shoes where being worn when it was announced that our company founder where going to pay us a visit, and as I was coming up the stairs to greet him one of my heals broke!

Then I became a mother and fun shoes has taken a second priority.


Friday is finally here, and if I wasn't so tired I would be counting the hours till I can get out of here (the office). If I was driving home today I would have to get myself a tub of cinnamon to sniff.

But I am too tired.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Read my lips

Ipod Playlist

Would anyone like a copy of my Ipod playlist? Or how about a list of my favourite shoes? or holiday destinations? No?

Ok, have a list of my boy's birthday present list (I finally got around to writing the thank you cards, he's 3, he doesn't write much yet):

Girlfriend1 - Tonka Helicopter and Speedstar racingcar
Girlfriend2 - Spacebike and action figure
Boyfriend1 - Kid K'nix
Boyfriend2 - Combine harvester and accessories
Boyfriend3 - Crazy Golf

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


My contract is due to expire in my current job, and they still haven't confirmed if it will be extended or not, so I guess I should start preparing myself for 'The Job interview'.

Q, "If you where a tree, what kind of tree would you be?"
A, "FIG TREE - very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its family, children and animals, a bit of a social butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence."

I don't even like figs!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

It's all in your head

I've fallen... given in to blogging about blogging...

Writing what is in your head, doesn't always come out as it did in your head. Does that make you a bad writer? I have no idea. I have no idea how it came out in your head. I'll let you be the judge and jury on your blog.

Post Scriptum:
"It's all in your head" - quote from which current day film?


This post is a must-read, blockbuster!

The Quest for New Hotness Begins Now

Monday, July 18, 2005

Whales on the move?

Two (mad?) scientists have come up with the idea to move some of the excess grey whales from California to Cumbria!

"A Lake District survey revealed that 90% of people would be in favour of re-introducing the grey whale to Britain." because it lived here 400 years ago? Did anyone ask the whales?

Friday, July 15, 2005

Bubble burst

When I was a kid my parents told me and my brother our televison was a colour TV (the box was green), and since the neighbours kids had had a similar story from their parents we where all happy with our colour TV's.

That is until one of the neighbours kids went to visit the neighbours at the end of our street, they had the real thing.

Thursday, July 14, 2005


Brighton being known for it's sandy beaches... pardon me, I mean beaches of pepples, and rather big pepples if you ask me... are to hold the World Sand Sculpture Festival!

"ten thousand tons of special sand are shipped from the Netherlands"

Next year the rocky montains!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Please look behind you

On the back of every toilet cubicle door in our office building there is a sign requesting you look behind yourself and leave the toilet in the state which you expect to find it. It even hints at using the toilet brush which is provided and I must say I always find the toilets pristine clean and tidy.

However, I find it immensely iritating when the toiletrolls are not put on their holder the correct way!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Wine and fuel

In my lunchbreak I want to fill the car up with fuel, and while quing I noticed one of my favourite wines at half price on the shelf so I picked one up.

Sparkling: This (btl of wine) and no.7 (fuelstand) please.
Sales assistant: Are you over 18?
Sparkling: ???

I need a new mirror!


Jesus was crucified because he was ahead of his time, and now the very people who are stopping the church keeping up with the times do it in the name of Jesus?

"Christ's apostles were all male"... 2000 years ago!

What would Jesus do in 2005?

Monday, July 11, 2005


"Journeys from the Centre of the Earth" on BBC2 Saturday evening turned out to be a geoligists touristguide to the Mediteranian. Apparently rocks are all about danger, death and ending of empires.

So next time you plan an adventure holiday, forget about skydiving, whitewater rafting and journeys to the moon, go find yourself some rocks!

Friday, July 08, 2005

It's all about money

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman is suing a hospital for wrongful death because her husband fainted and suffered a fatal injury after helping delivery room staff give her a pain-killing injection.

No offence, but he was not exactly asked to insert the epidural. all he was doing is what any birthpartner does. A traggic accident, but being somebodies birthpartner does not put you on the hospital payroll.

In light of yesterdays events in London (which I am not going to post about), this story seems even more petty than it would have on a normal day.

My heart goes out to everyone who was directly or indirectly involved in yesterdays events, and a great big thank you to everyone in the emergency services, and everyone else who could lend a helping hand, who went out of their way to help everyone through the day.

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Several people has vented their disappontment with London being the winning city to host the 2012 Olympics, but blowing it up seems a little extreme.

Or was it just a coincidential accident?

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Friend or Foe

Modern warfare

Do you hire a thief to catch a thief?

It appears Blair has, when he appointed Ms Casey to restore respect to Britains streets.

Speaking in Stratford-upon-Avon, Ms Casey told her audience: "I suppose you can't binge drink anymore because lots of people have said you can't do it. I don't know who bloody made that up, it's nonsense."

Ms Casey was caught on tape uttering this in 'private', just as President Jacques Chirac when he commented on Finnish food being even worse than the British.

What would you rather eat; reindeer or horse meat?

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Enjoying cafe life in Belgium, our son would spot horse drawn carriages with tourists passing by on the cobbled roads. He usually heard them before he spotted them due to the noice their hoves would make on the cobbles.

"A horse is coming mommy!", he exclaimed exitedly, immediately followed by a disaapointed face, "That's just a suitcase".

In the old days people would let horses pull their luggage, but then the automobile, airoplane and airhostess was invented and now people pull their own luggage.

Monday, July 04, 2005

What I Did on my Summer Holiday

My holiday got of to a good start when I collapsed at work and ended up at hospital. I did manage to recover enough to sleep in the passenger seat while we drove off to Belgium to celebrate my 34th birthday. I got an Ipod!!! and enough chocolate, food, beer, wine and sunshine to get me through the day, at which point I had been off the tablets for two days, so I could enjoy the day.

However, the Ipod, thoguh being a great toy, was not the most memorable event, neither was my recent hospital visit, no, the most memorable event was the day prior to my birthday, when we took the train to Antwerp for some shopping therapy. After having had lunch and done sightseeing in 33 degrees celcius, and my son getting everyones attention in the department store with "I don't like that one mommy. I like this one, it's pink!" we went back to the station to catch a train back to Brugge where we where staying.

Antwerp station being an amazingly beautiful building and the downwards extention of platforms (3 levels) killed the extra half hour we had to spend there as we missed our first train. Not that we where not on time, or that we where waiting on the wrong platform. It was more a case of the train on our announced platform was not going in the right direction, and after it left our train disappeared of the announcement board with it. Noone knew what was going on. As it turned out, we should have taken the train in the wrong direction and changed at the first stop. Some sort of announcement would have been nice.

The following week we had my parents visiting from Denmark, and everything went smooth. My son got his pink birthday cake, as requested, and he only fell of his new bike once. But then came friday and we had to drive my parents to Standsted. With only seconds to spare they just made it, even though we had left in plenty of time, but that is the M25 for you. Or so we thought, untill we hit the 25 again going back. Rush hour all over with we where parked on the northern part of the M25 circle around London for approx 1½ hour, to find the road had been closed and at the roundabout there was a lonely policeman and a couple of roadwork workers doing there best to direct traffic in the right directions. Re-direction signs would have been nice.

But all in all I had a great holiday, and am ready for a holiday at work to recover!