Tuesday, 22 November 2011

X Factor - boredom factor!

I am finding this year's X Factor simply boring.  I like the new judges line up, but I look at the acts left and I don't see anyone who is a world wide star.  In all essence it is not a singing competiton it is an entertainment programme.  Look at the previous contestant debris, last year's winner Matt Cardle has just released his new single and album.  I suspect if I look on itunes now it is not even in the top 100.  He sang his new song on the show that was written by Gary Barlow and it was rubbish, he could not even make it sound good.  Nevermind, at least he has his paint and deocrating skills to fall back on.

What I don't understand is who votes for these people.  The phone lines are really expensive, so who is voting?  I think whoever is voting is not the same people that buy the music.  I have started to feel sorry for the contestants as the majority of them are being set up for failure. 

I prefer watching the results show on Sundays.  However, I must say when the world class acts come on the stage you can see why they are in the position of world domination.  It makes the contestants look like glorified karoke singers.  I am not sure about the longjevity of how long it can go on. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

New carpets...lovely!

Tomorrow I am getting new carpets in my house.  I am ridiculously excited about this.  I have lived in my house for 2 and a bit years.  In my lounge I have a red and yellow mexican style large rug in the middle that does not go with anything.  It is covering up the distgustingly stained carpet that I think used to be some sort of muted biege.  Where we have taken out the old ceramic fireplace there is a gap in the carpet which shows some lovely black floor boards!  Great for spiders or other horrible insects to crawl up in the Winter.  Best of all underneath one of the sofas is a piece of carpet over the bare floor boards.  The reason there is a large section cut out of the carpet is because the last resident in the house (Mike - God rest his soul) died on it!

We thought it was strange when we looked around the house and the Estate Agent was vague about the last occupant.  After we moved in our neighbours told us that he died from a brian hemorrage in the lounge.  Everything then made sense, bare bit of floor boards in the lounge where the guys who do the cleaning must have taken it out.  The door that looked like it had been mended after a forced entry.  We thought it had possibly been burgled before.  The poor fellow lived on his own, he was only in his thrities and he had ear ache for a year.  The Doctor kept giving him antibiotics!  My friends think it is hillarious that the carpet has not been changed yet.  Everything has to happen in it's own good time.  First we had to decorate then we decided to have an extension, neither very condusive to having new carpets.  I hate horrible carpets, but alas they are the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

My poor house had been neglected for years.  I feel that we have bought it back to where it should be.  It has given me so much pleasure reinvigourating it's proud soul.  Still more to do though!  When the new carpets are in tomorrow I will roll around on them.  The house will feel like it is truly ours, we have definitely put our stamp on it. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Winter Blues........

This week I am suffering from the Winter Blues.  On Monday and Tuesday I was not feeling my normal bouncy self, and nor was anyone else at work.  Is there some kind of weird equinox thing going on?  The weather has been particularly dull, grey, cold, damp and wet. 

The clocks changed last weekend and we gained an hour for one day.  I did not realise until 4 pm Summer time in the afternoon the clocks had changed.  I was deliberating the usual of can I be bothered to go out for a run.  I switched on the TV and then reaised with the Sky TV menu the time was 3 pm, instead.  I knew I had to go out as I had an entire hour spare. 

I need some sunshine.  I don't mind it if it is cold but at least give us a bit of sunshine to go with it.  On speaking to my friends they were all feeling a little bit miserable as well.  Winter fashion I find boring, grey jumper, black jumper, leggings, and boots.  All you want to do is eat mash potatoes and drink hot drinks. 

I hope by the next time I blog I am over the Winter blues and a bit of sunshine has appeared.  Only 46 days to Christmas.......at least when we get into January the nights start getting lighter again.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Anti-captalist protestors...I support you!

I totally support the anti-captalist supporters at St Pauls in London and throughout the world.  How can these fat cats in companies award themselves bonuses or pay increases whilst their staff working for them get nothing.  Where is the justice in that.  All these utility company are making profits and not passing it onto their customers.  The government needs to step in and put some measures in place to stop these greedy people paying themselves exorhbitant salaries that are totally inequitable with the rest of their workplace.

I read an article recently about a female banker complaining about about how hard done by she is.  It was along the lines of poor us we are so hard done by.  She had only had 5 holidays this year and her bonus had been cut in half, she only got £30,000 instead of £60,000 but had to work long hours just to get that!  Most of us did not have one holiday.  The word deluded comes to mind.  Bankers are part of the problem of the greedy system that got us into this mess in the first place, borrow, borrow, borrow.  They have to take their responsiblity.  I think that is part of the ongoing problem no-one is taking responsibilty for their actions and blaming everyone else.  We have to make sure this does not happen again.   The government need to start make tough decisions and make changes for our future.