17 January 2011

Monday Musings ...

Other than a slightly icky tummy, I had a lovely weekend.  Did you?

You'll be pleased to hear that my cleaning negligee has been packed away and, apart from the odd little 'sort out' here and there, I am now happy to just potter and be rather than do.

Today's domestic duties have included clearing the fridge front of all magnets, notes, party invites and bumf, giving it a quick spritz and wipe before putting them all back again!

We have a spotty cup of coloured pencils in the kitchen at the ready for any important colouring-in requirements and I spent a wonderfully therapeutic 10 minutes or so sharpening them all this morning.

Colouring-in these days for us seems to be mostly homework-related.  Now that the blondies are 12 and 9, colouring books seem to be a thing of the past sadly.  Aah, I do miss it.  None of the pressure of drawing, simply colouring.  Do you remember those A3 doodle colouring-in posters you used to get in cardboard tubes when we were younger?  They often came with their own little four-pack of pencils or felt tip pens which were awful quality.  I wonder if you can still get them?

Anyway, that is absolutely as domestic as I'm getting today.

My little car has gone in to the garage to be mended.  Thankfully, we've just been informed that it is a relatively straightforward and inexpensive sensor problem so I should have her back tomorrow.  I had no idea my little car had sensors, so I am really quite impressed with her for sounding so complicated and grown-up.

I am also finding it quite delicious that my car-less drive makes it look like I'm not at home when I actually am!

So, having had lunch, and with D collecting the blondies from school, my afternoon will be a leisurely one.

Talking of lunch, I rarely eat mine alone. Do you ever feel like you're being watched? ...

"Purleease, I've not eaten for weeks and weeks ..."

Bertie has so mastered the art of looking scraggy and beseeching when there's food about.

Right-oh, coffee to hand, I have some definite blog catching up to do.

Before I go, a big thank you to the lovely Pene of Scrap My Midlife Crisis who has awarded me with this ...

To be considered 'stylish' makes me very chuffed indeed!

I am struggling to find the obligatory seven interesting 'about me' things so, if it's okay, I shall cheat (albeit stylishly of course) and borrow some of Lissy Lou's (whose birthday giveaway link is on my sidebar) recent tag.  As for forwarding it, so many blogs give me so much pleasure so, if you're here and still reading, I hereby award it to you.  Yes, you.

What time did you get up this morning?
6:16am, usual school morning time.  Hideous isn't it?

How do you like your steak?
Very much and medium to well done please.

What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Yikes, I can't remember.  I usually wait for things to come out on dvd.

What is your favourite TV show?
Currently Miranda and always QI.

What did you have for breakfast?
Bovril on toast and tea.

What is your favourite cuisine?
Spanish and Italian.

What foods do you dislike?
Stodgy puddings, liver and goats cheese.  Bleeurgh!

Favourite dressing?
Simply a good quality extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

What kind of vehicle do you drive?
A cornflower blue feisty 1.9 VW Polo.

Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Nearly always 1/2 full.

Where were you born?

What is your favourite sport to watch?
Yuck, none.

Are you a morning person or a night person?
A morning person.

Are you a cat or dog person?

Are you married?
Yes, to my soulmate D.  We will celebrate our 13th anniversary on Valentines' Day.

Do you always wear your seat belt?
Oh god yes.

Been in a car accident?
One which has left me with a lorry phobia.

Favourite Pizza Toppings?
Tuna, capers, anchovies and pineapple.

Favourite Flower?
Gerberas, tulips, peonies.

Favourite ice cream?
Don't really eat it.

How many times did you fail your driver's test?
None, I passed first time.

Absolutely love it, particularly purple sprouting broccoli.

What are you listening to right now?
Radio 2.

How many tattoos do you have?
Two.  A daisy on my wrist and a rosebud on my shoulder.

Coffee drinker?
Ooh, yes, one sugar please.

Happy day.



  1. Great getting to 'know' you! I am in love with you Bertie, he can move in with my four dogs!

  2. Great to learn more about you, Heather. Bertie looks adorable! xx

  3. I just popped over here from Julia's blog - and have so enjoyed reading your post - it made me smile. I look forward to reading more. Helen x

  4. We have a spotty beaker of coloured pencils lurking in our kitchen - used by visiting nieces and of course the boys for homework.

    Another person with 2 tattoos and almost in the same places ;)

  5. Lovely post today, Lovely to get to know you more. I hope your little car is better soon.
    Luv the pencils, they look so inviting.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  6. Bertie is too adorable!! I recently sharpened all the pencils at work and you're right it is therapeutic. x

  7. Congrats on your award, fun to read your interesting facts!

  8. Ah yes - there are some things about the kids growing up that I don't miss and sharpening pencils is one of them! Have enjoyed browsing through your blog - will be back.


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