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I know it sounds incredibly shallow, but one of my favouritest things ever is going out for lunch. I just love it. It is something I only get to do a couple of times a year now. So any time you want to take me out to lunch, I'm there! Nothing better - a glass of wine, great company, delicious food. Just heaven!



I know it was politically an awful year, and of course the subject of a rather famous book. But 1984 was also the happiest year of my life. Not sure why, really. Not much happened to me. I started secondary school. That's about it. But the music, the atmosphere, I felt really carefree and happy. Sitting here now watching a programme about 1984 Top of the Pops. Loving every second! Them was indeed the days.


I sometimes wonder if I am the only one who remembers. I have such lovely, treasured memories of lovely, treasured moments with lovely, treasured people. Do any of them remember too? Does anyone else hold those same memories? Do they remember how lovely things were back then? Before life got all ugly and disappointing. I hope I'm not the the only one who remembers.

Still April

At home right now, feeling Godawful. Back into hospital tomorrow morning (for the fourth time in a week). Was in hospital yesterday and (naïvely) expected it would make me feel better, not worse. I was wrong. Spent all day today curled up under a blanket, trying not to throw up on the cats, in pain, freezing cold and so, so tired.

DH has totally lost patience and sympathy now. He openly hates me. Snarling and snapping. He's gone out now, just to get away from me. Not supposed to meet his mate for another hour and a half.

Man, I hope they sort me out tomorrow and I start to feel better. This is horrible.

Crappy Easter

What a shit time we have been having this month ☹️
Major health issues for me. I mean major.
DH lost his job out of the blue.
DD has had a lingering bug for weeks.
Her bug meant amongst other things she had to miss out on the theatre trip she'd been looking forward to for ages.
The one nice thing we had planned as a family (although expensive, which given the circumstances we could have done without) was cancelled not once but twice.
So now our time is spent between the hospital and the job centre.
Fucking hate this month.

All cried out?

So it turns out my tear ducts don't work any more. I have to give myself "artificial tears" every day so I can blink without it being painful. That's new.

More things

....and here's the second

💍 Been married: yes
👫 Gone on a blind date: more than one
👥 Skipped school: Once
😵 Watched someone die: sadly, yes
🐌 Been to France : yes
🚑 Ridden in an ambulance: yes
🌇 Been to America: yes
🌃 Been to Europe : dude, I live in Europe
🗼 Been to Blackpool: no
💺 Been to Liverpool: yes
🚈 Been to Newcastle: no
🚉 Visited Disneyland: yes
🏁 Visited LEGOLAND: no
🚧 Seen the Grand Canyon: no
🚁 Flown in a helicopter: No
🚢 Been on a cruise: no
📃 Served on a jury: no
☔️ Danced in the rain: several times I think. One memorable time.
🚘 Been to Manchester: yes
🚂 Been to Edinburgh: no
🎼 Played in a band?: sort of
🎤 Sung karaoke: oh gawd. Yes.
📱 Made prank phone calls: no
😂 Laughed so much you cried: yes
❄ Caught a snowflake on your tongue: yes
👶🏻 Had children: yes
🐶 Had a pet: yes
🏂 Been sledding on a big hill: yes
🎿 Been downhill skiing: no
🌊 Been jet skiing: no
🚩 Ridden on a quad/4-wheeler: yes
🚌 Travelled on a bus, train & coach: yes
✈ Jumped out of a plane: no
🎬 Been to an outside movie: yes
🐫 Ridden a camel: no
🐎 Ridden a horse: yes
🎬 Been on TV: yes
📰 Been in the newpaper: yes
🏥 Stayed in hospital: yes
💉 Donated blood: no. Not allowed.
📌 Had a piercing: yes
🐾 Had a tattoo: no. Want one though.
🚙 Driven over 100 mph: yes
🌅 Been scuba diving: no
🏠 Lived on your own: yes
🚓 Ridden in the back of a police car: no
📝 Had a speeding ticket: yes
💊 Broken a bone: no
📍 Had stitches: yes
💺 Travelled Alone: no
🤡 taken part in an inane questionnaire: yes

So there we have it


So it seems surveys are a thing again. Always quite enjoyed them. Although always more fun to read other people's answers than to answer them yourself. Anyway, I have been sent 2 to do. Here is the first.....

36 random things about you! Learn 36 things about your friends and let them learn 36 things about you!

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes

2. Have you ever vaped? No

3. Do you own a gun? No

4. What flavor Kool-Aid? None. Nasty, evil stuff.

5. Do you get nervous before a Dr Appt? Not usually, but depends what it's for I guess

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Veggie ones are ok

7. Favorite Movie? Too many. Depends on my mood. Restless Natives. Serendipity. Brief Encounter.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Giant mug of tea

9. Can you do a push-up? Yes I can

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Engagement ring, I guess. Or antique watch my dad bought me.

11. Do you have a favorite hobby or pastime? Yoga. Meditation. Any of that hippie stuff.

12. Do you have A.D.D.? No. Quite the opposite.

13. Do you wear glasses? Yes and No. I have them but don't wear them any more

14. Who was your childhood idol? My godmother

15. Name 3 thoughts at this moment: My house is a mess. My kid is a beautiful mess. I need to not be late.

16. What are your 3 favorite drinks: Macchiato, prosecco, chai

17. Current worries: Too many! Read this blog and you'll find most of them

18. Current hates: None. I'm not a hater.

19. Favorite place to be? Mmmmm. Bed? Derbyshire? Antigua? Any of the above.

20. How do you bring in the New Year? Usually asleep

21. Where would you like to go? Norway, Japan, New Orleans. Heaven, I guess.

22. Name 5 people who will do this: Probably no-one

23. Do you own slippers? Hell to the yes!

24. What color shirt are you wearing? Navy blue and white jumper

25. Do you like sleeping in satin sheets? I do indeed

26. Can you whistle? Yes. I do. A lot.

27. Where are you now? sitting in my gorgeous new armchair

28. Would you be a pirate? Wtf??? No.

29. What song do you sing in the shower? I don't sing these days. My daughter won't let me.

30. Favorite sports team? Not sure I have one really. Not a big sports fan.

31. Favorite food? My mums lemon crunch pie. Or any of the multitude of foods that I can't eat these days.

32. What's in your pocket? One shiny pound

33. The last thing that made you laugh? My daughters poem about vampires.

34. What's your favorite animal? Do I have to pick a favourite? They are all pretty cool

35. Worst injury? Nothing too major. Probably knocking my front teeth out with a pick-axe

36. How many TV's in your house? 2

So there we have it
Quite a boring survey as it turned out!
Apologies for that!