Saturday, October 21, 2006

How do you hate a nation?

I mean, I can think of a few french people I cannot stand, and then there is the... but I don't hate France or all french, or any other nation that I can think of.

Anyway, this is far too serious a subject for a saturday night, and tomorrow we go on holiday!

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Things we say

Adults are sarcastic but kids are cheeky. Once in a while we are all just funny.

I had had a long day, was tired and when I picked up 4 year old from school he was in a cheeky mood. A little cheekyness is normally not a problem, because he knows when to stop. But that day I had a short fuse so I told him to "stick it".

Me, "Stick that attitude, I'm not in the mood"
4 y.o., "Anyway, I have nowhere to stick it"

My short fuse had just been extended.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Bad luck

Friday the 13th came and went, but the flumes at Tate Modern are still open, as far as i know.

For those of you not within travel distance of Tate Modern, you will just have to imagine the ride. Me; this I have got to try!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cats and dogs

Work is miserable at the moment. Not worth getting out of bed for really, but I still do. It was never the most interesting of jobs, but it's a very social team I work with so we have a laugh.

When I came home from work last night I could quite happily have thrown in the towel, but I was saved by the bell so to speak.

I was woken at about 4am by loud thunder followed by rain and more thunder and lightning. The thunder, lightning and rain lasted all morning and the dark clouds didn't start clearing till about lunchtime.

They say the darker seasons make people more depressed... I love rain!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Modern protest

The peacefull protests of the sixties with flowers and plackards has been replaced by internet savvy youngsters. If you want attention a whole new creativity is required. Which is what the 4Gatos in Spain has managed.

"We did this because we want the president of Spain to do something about poverty and for the rest of the politicians to follow him, regardless of political affiliation," the statement said.

See the video of their mock theft of the spanish PM's parlimentary chair on their blogpost; Why, why not?

Monday, October 02, 2006

No, no, no...

"Since that little blue line appeared on the pregnancy test, blue cheese, soft cheese (some say all cheese) has been banned. So has shellfish - cooked or not, depending on who you speak to - too much caffeine, bagged salad, bought coleslaw, and sin of sins, cigarettes.
Add to this, alcohol - some say never, others say sometimes - flax seed (I'm now told), pate, liver, raw eggs, marlin, shark, hot baths and saunas.
Oh, and MUST take folic acid."

But it is not just pregnant women who shouldn't eat this or do that.

We are al bombarded with:
- Watch your colesterol!
- Eat more fruit and veg!
- Exercise more!

But do we all need to lower our colesterol?
- My family have a genetic history of high colesterol so I have been tested. My colesterol is spot on.

How much more fruit and veg is really good for us?
- Citrus fruit and too much apple juice makes feel sick.

- Ok, I bit more probably wouldn't do me any harm, but overdoing it is not healthy either.

All I know is that folic acid in any shape or form made me throw up when I was pregnant, and surely one should listen to ones body?

...that is if one is not to busy to listen... tsk!