Monday, 30 May 2011

Sky plus?

We cancelled our sky subscription, mainly due to it costing us nearly £60 a month and there is never anything on.  600 odd channels of rubbish.  I think one of my main hobbies was flicking through the channels.  I realised I only really watch free view channels.  My favourite programmes are TOWIE (The only way is Essex) and The Vampire Diaries, both on ITV2.

I am not bothered by all those channels going, however, no-one told me Sky plus goes with it!  I am absolutely gutted, I will now have to watch adverts!  I know it is horrendous.  I thought if you had the box you would still be able to use it and not have all the channels, but oh no!  I am not sure how I am going to survive without Sky plus!  Stiff British upper lip...sob, sob!

How ironic I went to publish my blog and there was a google add to join Sky!  We did try and call them to see if they would give us a deal if we had our broadband and phone with them.  We were then told all deals are for brand new customers only and you have to leave Sky for 1 year before you can get a free this that and the other.  To get the full package including all your gubbings Sky would charge us an extra £90 for the thanks!

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Big brown bug!

This week I was ambling around my house, when I saw what looked like a 2 inch piece of wood on the floor.  I thought one of the kids had probably bought it in from the garden.  I bent down to pick it up and realised it was a bug!  A big brown bug!  Ewe.

I quickly went and got a glass to catch it.  Once it was in the glass I studied it closer fearing it was a cockroach.  My senses soon returned when I realised cockroaches are black and shiny.  This bug was the biggest I have ever seen, it was massive.  It had little pincers at the front and brown wings.  OMG I thought I was in an episode of "I am a celebrity get me out of here.". 

I called my Husband and the kids to have a look.  My Husband informed me he found it crawling up his leg and then put it in the bin.  Phew, it crawled out the bin.  What he was thinking of putting something like that in the bin I don't know.  Obvious it could get out, as it has bloody wings.  He took it into the garden and disposed of it.

I was flabbergasted to see such a massive bug in this country.  I have never in all my years seen anything like it.  I googled it thinking it might be from some foreign parts, but no called a brown bug and does come from this country.  It really freaked me out seeing it in the house and I kept thinking are there any more, did it create a little nest in the bin and had some babies in it?

What it must be like living in Australia I don't know.  One of my friends who emigrated there once found a load of cockroaches in her knicker draw.  I said to her, "I would have thought you would be used to having a cock in your pants by now,". 

On that note I'll be off!  Have a nice weekend.

Sunday, 15 May 2011 it or hate it?

I watched the Eurovision song contest last night and absolutely loved it.   I wanted JEdward to win.  Blue did not do too badly, I thought they gave a good solid performance.  Lets face it with all the political horseplay going on we were never going to win.  All our European counterparts voting for their neighbours or a country they have had an altrication with.  You have got to laugh at the scrupels of the contest.  It is not about music, more for uniting Europe in a weird way.  I was surprised that all the songs I saw were sung in English.  For me it made it better to watch.

Next year I am going to have a Eurovision party where there will be lots of booze.  I have decided it is better to embrace the singing (political) contest and celebrate it's tackiness.  It is time we accepted it for what it is.  The winners of the night I am sure will be JEdward, they will get some sort of advertising deal out of it.  Anything, they do seems to turn to gold and I have to admit, I love'em, they are brilliantly entertaining, it does not matter that they can't sing!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Breast feeding...shut up!

I am fed up with all these surveys about breast feeding making ridiculous claims.  Now they are saying if you have breast fed for more than 4 months your child is better behaved?  What a load of rubbish.  How on earth do they measure that one?  If you have a criminal conviction before you reach the age of 25 years old then your Mother obviously did n't breast feed you long enough! 

I wonder how they measured this, who did it, and whats more who paid for it.  They probably sampled a few families in the outer Hebredies.  Most of us 70's babies were bottle fed, I include myself in that category.  I don't understand where they get all these claims about breast feeding from.  They make it sound like it is a wonder drug and if you do it your Child will be best in the class and never be sick.

I know a lady with 4 Children she breast fed all of them except the youngest, due to complications.  The youngest is the one who is always ill.  My Health visitor rammed it down my throat that breast is best.  I gave up with my Daughter at 3 months as I could take it no longer and she made me feel really bad and told me a load of rubbish.  She said, "If you stop now, you will undo all the good work you have done,", what she said defies logic.  Mothers these days are bullied into breast feeding and made to feel inadequate if they don't do it.  They tell you at your most vulnerable when you can not fight back or even think in straight lines.  I could no longer do it as I had no energy and felt drained.  I wanted to enjoy the rest of my maternity leave so I stopped, much to the dismay of my aggressive Health visitor.

Any way, I am not buying into this breast is best malarchy as most of the time it defies logic and common sense.  At the end of the day you have to do what is right for you and your baby.  Until I see any evidence otherwise I am standing my ground.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

4 day weekend

This weekend I have really missed my 4 day weekend.  I really could get used to one every weekend.  I would like to know who invented the fact that we go to work 5 days a week and only get 2 poxy days off for a weekend.  When you think about it, it is ludicrous.  I think there sould be a campaign for at least a 3 day weekend.  Imagine how much happier everyone would be.   There could possibly be less road rage, and generally people more relaxed.  Or would everyone get used to it quickly and everything revert to the norm?

Which ever political party coming up with the 3 day weekend would definitely get into power.  What a great vote winner.  I would vote for that party regardless of who they were or their other politics.  I think this idea is revolutionary, may be I should suggest it to my MP?

Sunday, 1 May 2011

A right Royal knees up!

Thank you Kate and Wills for giving us a 4 day weekend, but most of all for warming our hearts.  It was lovely to see 2 young people evidently in love getting married.  I definitely think William has a lot of his Mother's sense of humour.  In the Abbey you could see him glancing at Kate with a smirk on his face.  Kate being as demeur as ever glancing back with a twinkle in her eye.  You can tell there is a lot of fun in their relationship. 

The icing on the cake of the day was when they left in the Aston Martin for a drive around.  Nobody knew they were going to do that, they kept it secret and what a wonderful way to display their personality and thank all the well wishers.  Lets face it they took a risk doing that.  It goes to show the Royal family are at peace with modern times and realising a lot of the old pomp and ceremony is a thing of the past.

In these austere times to have another long weekend and watch a wonderful wedding has lifted the entire country's spirits.  I was invited to several parties.  It was a great excuse to get the pink champagne out before 11.00 am.  How outrageous!

I applaud you William and Kate and wish you every happiness.....and yes I want to see the love story unfold with the tiny pitter patter of little feet.  I hope they don't keep us waiting too long.