Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Merry Crimble to all our readers...if there is any that is :)

Well, been an interesting couple of weeks since the last post. Mum's had her operation, I've been camped at her place for a while now (been home for an hour last Saturday...) and she's recuperating well with all the TLC she's been getting from those around her.

Nigel and Christine have been great and we are repaying them via a football game for Nigel (Fulham v Watford on New Years Day) an a girls night out when Janice comes 'down' from Aberdeen next month. (I was going to write the wilderness there, but that's not fair - they have a sort of civilisation there, at least one MacDonald's!!!)

One downer is they've found other cells, and Mother is going to have to undergo radiotherapy in the new year.

It's her birthday tomorrow and years ago we decided that as she didn't want, or need 'owt for the house or herself, that we'd take her for a meal and a trip to the the theatre in London. We booked her into the Mousetrap this year and were going to the little restaurant of the strand we'd taken Suzie's mum to a couple of years ago, and as can be seen, a good time was had by all!!

As she can't come, Denise is taking her place - good job it's not musical!!!

Then we're off to Germany on Saturday morning for a few days - yummy, looking forward to the first taste of that luvverly beer; mmmmnnnnnnnnn.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

An up and down week.

Been an up and down week - Watford gave it a go last Monday and redeemed themselves in he eyes of the watching football; still not pretty, but successful. Hertford had a good win on Tuesday after the poor performance last Saturday and mother had her operation. Which is why I'm sat here in her flat typing this rather than lounging about i our nest.

She's well, but sore and as long as she does as she's told she'll be okay.

This means NO ironing, or washing, or fact no domestics at all (that's my job for the next few weeks... :)

So, plans and things.
  • Going to miss The Hornets game home to Reading today - I'm doing the early hospital visit so mum's friend Nigel doesn't have too much available time to say with her - he 'did her head in ' yesterday. Very kind, but just outstayed his welcome by a couple of hours.
  • Domestics here, eg tidy MY mess up in case they discharge her tomorrow.
  • Pop down to Swindon to see Suzie's sisters and drop off crimble pressies.

Deep Thoughts

Sat last night contemplating my naval and wondering about the meaning of life ad how I should use this to add mt pennyworth to the growing virtual community but at present I really haven't got any. Football, food and drink is my limit at present, BUT i promise I'll try to present my deeper feelings about the worlds around me - maybe.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Another week, another crap game of football....

Optimism was high in August, less so after all the crap decisions given against us by "professional referees" - put much more eloquently than I ever could by Iceman from Glory Horns forum But being beat by a crap team, in a crap game, by a crap decision, (Danny Webber WAS offside by at least a yard), really has pissed me off. Hopefully, this is now the nadir, and we will move onwards and upwards from here. In another life I knew a guy who's catch word (in amateur dramatics) was quietly confident - I'm trying, BUT........

Anyway, there are more important things in life than football ( not too sure about that). Mother is having 'it all taken away' (to quote the late great Hilda Baker) this week to stop any attacking cells. Nuff said.

Plans for the weekend?
First - domesticity rears it's ugly head - need clothes as it's getting cold out there!!
Second - watch Hertford play Welwyn Garden City, as WFC have another weekend off (bloody sky...grrrr.)
Thirdly - get up to date with the paying stuff. Had a letter this week about the future of teacher's pensions. Came with a great shock that this time in TEN years I'll be retired, (from teaching if not from work - look out Tesco's/ Sainsbury's, here I come for the most menial, non responsible, no kids jobs I can find!!!). Bleeding hell, time moves exceedingly quickly when you're having fun!!!