Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Home sick

I have lived in England most of my adult life, so when I go home, I go to England. It took my family a while to get used to hearing me say, "I'm going home ...", when I was visiting them in Denmark. Home is where I hang my hat, and I can't say I have really missed my original country. I have missed family and friends, and I still wish my best friend wasn't so far away, but it was not till last week I realised there was one thing I missed about not living in Denmark. The weather.

Most of the year the weather in Denmark is pretty much the same as southern England, only a few degrees colder, but winter is different.

We have had snow. Big fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky, but melting almost as soon as they hit the ground, where as in Denmark we have just spend a week playing in the snow.

Showeling snow and icy roads is a small price to pay for being able to race down hills on sledges, building snowmen and having snowball fights.

I love snow!

Friday, January 20, 2006

A whale of a time...

"You can take the girl out of the city, but you cannot take the city out of the girl". It's a well known quote, but I have no idea who said it, do you?

Nevertheless, a truer word could not be spoken of me. I was not born in a big city, and I do not live in a big city, but I am and will always be a city girl at heart.

Even the whales are flocking to London!

Monday, January 16, 2006


If you are a whiskey drinker you will appreciate this article about bio fuel.

"You drink the best and you drive the rest," quips Graham Hilton who works for Wessex Grain's bioethanol subsidiary Green Spirit Fuels.

Not only is this new fuel better for our environment, it also encourages whiskey drinking. The more Whiskey we drink, the more leftover grain there will be for fuel for our cars.

As long as it is done in the right order... drive before you drink.

Friday, January 13, 2006


You can look at a persons car and it will say something about them, or how about their shoes? Shoes says alot about people. Mine says I need a butler so they can be polished. So I guess they also say I haven't got a butler. Which is why I have to do my own supermarket shopping.

I am not one of those odd creatures who actually enjoys supermarket shopping, but since it has to be done I try to not let it bother me.

So what is in everybody's shopping basket? Salmon or fish fingers? Who is single and lives on ready meals, and who has a large family on a budget? Who does their shopping influenced by the latest gourmet trends and who buys 2-for-1 offers?

What does you shopping say about you?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

C'est bonne

I don't really speak any french. I remember getting what was equivalent of a C in french at college, purely because my prenounciation sounded like I knew what I was saying.

Since then I have actually been to france, which always helps, but I would still be lost if someone tried to explain me the way to the nearest post office. Is internet cafe the same in french as in english?

In a couple of years I can get my 3 year old to translate for me. He is learning french at nursery. This morning when we whwre having breakfast he put his tumb up and pronounced, "C'est bonne!"

Friday, January 06, 2006

We want it all

Don't we all want it all? Sure we do, but what is 'all'? We all know you can't have your cake and eat it. Unless you get two cakes and only eat one... or how does that work?

BBC's "How does women have it all" talk about how you, as a woman, can have a top career and a family, but is that having it all? Wouldn't having it all be 100% of you time to spend on your career, 100% for yourself and 100% for your family?

Talk about multi-tasking!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Living in a Robot age

Went to Tesco to pick up washingup liquid. How much washingup liquid is needed when you have a dishwasher? Twice as much as normal, when it's Christmas and New Year it appears.

All their "quick tills"/"basket only", or whatever the name is at Tesco, where unattended, but it appeard this is the new trend. You have to scan out your own groceries!

Do you get a discount if you scan out your own groceries? Or is it just another plot to boost Tesco profits and increase staff cuts? In which case scanning out your own groceries would mean you support the expensive lifestyle of Tesco shareholders at the same time as supporting higher unemployment!?

Whatever happened to service?

Monday, January 02, 2006

Life is a fantasy

No, I'm not about to start playing fantasy games, but with a 3 year old in the house life is sometimes like living in a fantasy world.

"this pig is flying"

So since pigs are flying, it's time to make those New Year resolutions nobody can even be bothered with anymore.

1. ...?

Now I just have to think of something to resolute.