Thoughts for a Saturday

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I might have the slightest crush on Lee Mack. It has nothing to do with the fact he currently plays an icecream van driver on TV. Nothing.

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Grocery shopping in a hurry and coming home with food past it’s Use By date. Thanks Sainsburys, that was great. The mouldy blueberries were a real hit with the kids.

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My cosmetics giveaway, thanks to Procter & Gamble. The winner drawn from a hat is…. Glynis Elliott. Enjoy!

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The amount of dog poo on the pavement lately. I cannot believe a dog owner wouldn’t notice their dog halting walkies for 10 minutes while it dumps a smelly Everest. What’s going on? Are dogs sneaking out on their own at night and rebelling in the only way they know how?

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Owning sunglasses. They are the ultimate cover-up. Why has it taken me this long to buy a decent pair?

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Choosing sunglasses. The shop assistant told me all the pairs I had tried were mens. They were displayed with the womens, and the only way I could tell them apart was the amount of embellishment on the sides. More bling = womens.

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Mexican jumping beans. Ever the romantic, my husband handed me a little box. The fact it was plastic was my first clue this was not containing anything of the jeweled variety. Instead, it was a small box of Mexican jumping beans. Call me sad but I think they’re cool.

No cultural stereotypes here.

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People leaving their rubbish on our front fence. One day I will catch someone doing it, and I will make them choose sunglasses as punishment. Or buy blueberries from Sainsburys.

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The Wrigleys dinner at Smiths of Smithfield. Great restaurant, fun people, lovely wines and food – and I now have more Extra gum than I know what to do with. Slightly worried I was invited because they thought I had bad breath.

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My beautiful sister visiting from Sydney.

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My beautiful sister returning to Sydney.

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The musical Billy Elliott. How can a 12 year old dance like that? When I was 12 I could do that dance where you put your hand on your knees, and when you bring your knees together you swap hands. It certainly had a high degree of difficulty.

If that was me I’d fall over backwards.

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Minstrels. They are my frenemy and I have to stop eating a big bag every day. This is getting silly.

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The welcome I got after one night away. “Mummy, you’re home! I’m so happy you’re home! I missed you! I love you!”

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Being a personal slave. “Oh no, I dropped my (mouldy) blueberry. Mummy, pick it up! Pick it up! PICK IT UP!!” The worst is when I can’t be bothered and I just pick the stupid thing up.

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Dougal telling Ted about The Beast of Craggy Island. I might expand this point to include every piece of dialogue in Father Ted.

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The ads before You Tube videos. Especially when they say “your video will start shortly” there is a time warp where “shortly” is actually “the exact opposite of shortly – ner ner ner nerrr!”

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Gola in Fulham. I’m obsessed with pasta, so this is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Amazing food and wine, beautiful surroundings and wonderful service. I just want to pick my house up and park it in the middle of this restaurant.  I’m sure that would completely be fine with them.

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The changes on Facebook. If it ain’t broke…

What are you liking or disliking this week?

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