Sunday, 24 November 2013
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Rant over. As you were......
Monday, 28 October 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Here in the Crummy Household we have our fair share of weather experience, from heavy snowfall, ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and glorious sunshine - because not all weather is bad weather!
Today we are currently under a Met Office Amber Weather Warning for wind; and we are watching the forecast with mild apprehension to see where this storm will hit, and how bad it might be.
It's being called the St Jude's Day storm, because it will hit tomorrow, St Jude's Day.
We have battened down our hatches..... all garden pots, furniture, toys and things have been safely stowed. We have candles in case the power goes out, we've set the fire ready - and all we can do now is wait it out and hope its not as bad as the Met Office are predicting.
I shall try to resist the temptation to hide in the cupboard under the stairs - a too close for comfort experience with a tornado when I lived in Charlotte, NC has left me terrified of the wind - and I sincerely hope everyone here on the South Coast stays safe.... ♥♥♥
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
What a lovely month we’ve had in the Crummy Household….
We’ve had birthdays and an anniversary. Miss Bags made a cake for her Nonna and Pops’ birthdays.
We took Nonna and Pops out for a birthday dinner, and Pops had the BIGGEST mixed grill you have EVER seen! I think he had to lie flat, VERY flat when we got home!
It was our 7th wedding anniversary, I got some lovely flowers and we had a wee bottle to celebrate!
It’s Hallowe’en next week and Miss Bags has a spooky school disco, and a party to go to, and then we are off to the Haunted Castle for some spooky fun!
As the weather turns, and sunny days are few and far between, I was treated to a lovely October rainbow while out walking…. It made getting caught in the rain worth it!
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
- There is the slightly damp, detergenty smell when the dishwasher gets opened.
- There’s the crusted-on, baked on, can-only-be-removed-by-a-nuclear-holocaust food stuck to the inside of the microwave. Probably caused by the man who has soup every single day for lunch and puts it in the microwave and microwaves it until the pressure builds up and the lid blows off and the microwave is COVERED in soup. (ie. FAR too long!) It’s only a matter of time before the poor microwave itself explodes and we all get showered with Pea and Ham soup and bits of microwave.
- There’s the lake of spilled water, milk and who knows what else on the worktop every morning before 7am. Without. Fail. It’s not like we don’t have a GIANT roll of kitchen paper – like they do at petrol stations people!!!!! CLEAN IT UP!
- There’s the sponge that is most probably a biohazard – I picked it up the other day and my hand smelled of mildew and rotting sponge even after repeated washing and applications of Bee Lovely Hand Cream.
- There’s the Klix machine that sounds like it’s trying to escape when its being refilled and it churns out warm wet liquid that might be coffee or it might be tomato soup; whichever button you press seems to give the same result.
- There are THREE fridges. Every single one smells. People keep whole carrier bags full of food in them. Things are left to rot in them, and heaven help us all if someone’s milk carton leaks!
- After 3 blockages and some very expensive plumbing work there is now a sign gently reminding people not to put coffee grounds down the sink. What kind of intelligent person puts coffee grounds down the sink anyway???
- There is the THEFT! It’s rife…. You would not think that this is an office kitchen frequented by Engineering Professionals who all take home a decent wage – oh no! It is more like a kitchen in a Halls of Residence during Fresher’s week! I have taken to keeping my milk in an Avent baby bottle just so no one nicks any! One of my colleagues doesn’t even keep him milk in the fridge – he brings in exactly what he needs for his 4 cups of tea and keeps it in his desk drawer so no one nicks it! What is the world coming to where we have to resort to this sort of fun and games just to make sure we have enough milk for our coffee?
- There is the noise… and I don’t mean the general hubbub of murmured conversation generated by working in an open plan office, I mean people full on bellowing at one another about their weekend (“oh it was fab-u-lous dahling”). Laughing like hyenas and making a real drama out of making coffee! It often sounds like a children’s party is going on. Then there are the people that haven’t been organised enough to actually book a room for their meeting and have their meeting in the breakout area. I can play meeting bingo all day listening to phrases like “push the envelope”, “think outside the box” and “get our ducks in a row”….
Friday, 20 September 2013
I shopped - well weekly food shopping - but I go with Mum and we have a natter and a giggle and it makes it somehow more social. Barbara our FAVE checkout lady wasn't there as she had the day off. but if you are ever in the vicinity of Sainsbury's at Hedge End, seek out Barbara on the tills - she is a legend!
In the afternoon I had a cuppa and thought about crochet...
Then the Wilburbeast and I went to buy wool (in our local Post Office no less...!) and stopped for a coffee and cake. I had a Chocolate Orange Mocha Latte - scrummy....! (oh and TOTALLY free on SW - NOT!)
Then, when the rain had mostly stopped we decided a spot of puddlejumping was in order! So it was on with the wellies and out to find BIG puddles.....
This puddle on our driveway just didn't cut it for the Wilburbeast, luckily there were bigger puddles to be had around the corner. Lots of screaming, running, jumping, laughing and one VERY wet pair of jeans later we got home in time for Miss Bags to arrive home after Art & Crafts Club with her fantastic name bunting she had made.
After feeding time at the zoo, and bedtime.... I spent the evening attempting to crochet wrist warmers from Attic 24..... Mine don't look as good as hers but it is early days yet.... I also enjoyed a spot of red wine with Crummy Hubby. Lovely....
I am a very happy Crummy Mummy...... x
Thursday, 19 September 2013
The Shearing Of The Baby Curls.