Sunday, 29 April 2012

Happy Birthday

Today is my mothers birthday she celebrates being on this planet that we call Earth for 73 years! It is also the wedding anniversary of their Royal highnesses William and Kate, I know which I think is more important!

Anyway I was looking for some 'On this day in History' facts for my mum and I thought I'd share some with you!

April 29, 1429 "Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orlans, and is considered the second coming of Jesus Christ in the body of a woman."

April 29, 1429 "Joan of Arc leads Orleans, France, to victory over English"

April 29, 1553 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England .... Why?

April 29, 1715 John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time ......So many comments but I will resist!

April 29, 1770 "James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia."

April 29, 1813 Rubber is patented ....don't know why I find this one interesting!

April 29, 1852 First edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published

April 29, 1854 "The Ashmun Institute is officially chartered, becoming the first college for African American students."

April 29, 1856 Peace between England and Russia

April 29, 1913 Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents all-purpose zipper ...... What are the other purposes for a zipper!

April 29, 1916 Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.

April 29, 1916 Irish nationalists surrender to British in Dublin

April 29, 1927 Construction of the Spirit of St Louis is completed

April 29, 1944 Fast carrier task force (12 carriers) commence 2 day bombing of Truk

April 29, 1945 Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dnitz as his successor.

April 29, 1945 Canadians start air dropping food supplies to the starving Dutch.

April 29, 1945 The Dachau concentration camp is liberated

April 29, 1957 "The first military nuclear power plant

April 29, 1967 "Aretha Franklin releases ""Respect"""

April 29, 1974 Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.

April 29, 1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - Bee Gees - Night Fever

So there you have it, my aim as always to inform and entertain!

Have you got any more to add? I'd love to hear from you if you have


Saturday, 28 April 2012

April showers

We are in a drought! We are being told we can't use our hosepipes, to be careful and considerate with the water we use!

Well if this is a drought I'd hate to see what it's like when it's rainy! I better start building my Ark now!

Ok, I know it's not just about how much it rains, I know it's about collection and storage etc, etc, blah, blah but seriously I can't remember the last dry day and its supposed to carry on for the next week!

my lawn is so water logged I might start growing rice and I've had to empty my water butt 5 times into various large containers because it keeps overflowing!

It's wet, miserable and quite frankly I've had enough!

I want some Sun! Seriously if we're in a drought let it at least feel like a drought!

How about you, If you hear one more person say "nice weather for ducks" or "at least it's good for the garden" will you too scream at them that you're not a duck and your garden is no longer so much a garden as aspiring to be a swimming pool? Or do you actually like and appreciate the weather we're having? Are you perhaps out there "singing in the rain" Gene Kelly style?

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Wide World without the Web

It's been a strange few days at my house, our broadband connection or possibly our router stopped working we still haven't had a straight answer from Sky, who by the way have absolutely crap customer service! Virgin Media please feel free to vie for my affection! Anyway for 5 days we have been without Internet at home and you would not believe the impact it has had on my children, even the 3 year old who couldn't believe that she couldn't get on the cbeebies website!

 For 5 days it's been ...

 "I'm going to die without the internet!!"

 My response .. " Well no actually you're not going to die without Internet, if I take away food and water you might but not from lack of Facebook or Twitter!"

 And .....

"Oh my god! I just realised I can't even email!"

 My response to this.......

 "No, but oh, I don't know, How about you do something really out there like say talking to someone face to face or pick up the phone and have a real life conversation or and here's the REALLY out there thing if they don't live near by you could pick up one of those things that makes marks on paper, you know the ones, No, not the printer! A pen and write an actual letter!"

 And yes surprisingly I have been told I'm sarcastic before!

 Anyway they looked at me like I was a mad woman! Ok maybe they're not wrong but in the whole Internet thing they are!

 I admit it has been an inconvenience for me too, I do a lot online I'll be the first to admit that but that being said I have got a lot more done without the Internet to distract me!

 But I have missed Twitter and words with friends, ooh and draw something and my emails and of course my blog and all the blogs I read and now have to catch up with..... OK I admit it, I'm as much a slave to the World Wide Web as the next person(unless the next person is my mum she hates computers!) but I've managed!

 How about you, could you manage without the Internet?

Saturday, 14 April 2012

And then there was joy!

One of the many good things about being a parent especially if you have a little one is you can't be miserable for long! They just won't let you!

My darling little mad child just came up to me and in the best pirate voice that a 3 year old can muster said "aar matey tis time to dig for buried treasure!" so the now smiling me is off to dig for treasure.

Actually I think I already found it!

Pouring my heart out

I Hate my life!

Ok that is a big massive sweeping statement but right here right now I hate my life! And I'm more than a little bit angry with myself for feeling this way when there are people all over the world in far worse situations than myself.

But it's one of those days where everything seems wrong with the world, where it's a cold dark place that right now I would rather like to run away from.

So this is a bit of self therapy, get the thoughts out there so to speak.

The thing is not one thing has made me feel this Way it's a multitude of things that have just got me to the point where I want to scream!

I feel utterly freaking miserable!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Are you Paraskevidekatriaphobic?

When I decided to write a post about Friday the 13th I thought I'd include a few facts about why it's considered unlucky! we all know the religious significance about 13 around a table but as I read I started to freak myself out so much that I was scared I was going to create some sort of weird self fulfilling prophecy after all apparently "Friday 13th is unlucky for some. The risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52 percent. Staying at home is recommended"! See what I mean!

And did you know there is an actual phobia about Friday 13th it has a name and everything! — Paraskevidekatriaphobics — people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th!

I myself have a fear of saying Paraskevidekatriaphobia! Well it's not exactly easy is it? Not quite as difficult as saying Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (a small town with a big name in Wales, just in case you didn't know) but its up there!

Anyway in light of all this I have decided that I am going to declare Friday 13th a good luck day! Although I won't be doing anything to tempt fate like walking under a ladder while crossing a black cats path but I don't often do that anyway!


How do you feel about Friday 13th? Are you Paraskevidekatriaphobic? Or do you think it's just another day?

Just noticed I had 13 page view yesterday! Should I be worried? I mean apart from the fact I only had 13 views!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

No, not Happy Chocolate Day, Happy Easter!

Now I'm not a religious person but if I hear one more person wish another person a Happy Chocolate Day! I will scream! It's Easter! Easter is not just about the the giving and recieving of chocolate!

Don't get me wrong, I love receiving chocolate ( if you want to send me some I really won't refuse!) and like I said I'm not religious but I do respect the believes of those that are and I do think it's important that if you celebrate something you know why you're celebrating it!

Just needed to get that off my chest!

So with that done, Happy Easter!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Storm in a D cup!

I am angry, annoyed and frustrated! What has made me feel this way you ask? (ok, maybe you didn't ask but I'm going to tell you anyway) Bras! That's what! Or should I say the limited choice of affordable nice bras.

You see, I am what you might call rather well endowed in the boob department and for some reason almost everywhere you look offering bras bigger than a DD cup seem to mainly stock minimiser bras or great big cover everywhere may as well be a vest type bras and I neither want to make them appear smaller or cover them up! Ok that sounds slightly wrong but I like my boobs or at least I like my boobs when they're hoisted up by a good push up bra putting them back in the position that they used to be before I breast fed my many children!

 What I keep finding is this


All I want is an affordable sexy bra that makes the most of my ample cleavage while still looking good under clothes! Ladies I'm sure you know what I'm talking about! Is that too much to ask? I think not!

what I want is something like this

Although this is intriguing!

So suggestions please