If you have read my previous blog entitled, ’Husband’s Excuses!’ - then you will realise that I could have grounds for divorce here.
But hey I am the bigger person! (Plus the fact, who would unblock the toilet or change the light bulbs?)
However I digress, my lovely husband has over the years shown one characteristic which leaves much to be desired and I am sure that lots of you ladies out there cope with the same thing; excuses for not listening to me when I am passing on my infinite wisdom.
Here are the latest ten.
1. I was waiting for you to finish.
A likely story!
2. I’m sorry but I didn’t quite hear you. Could you speak up!
Nonsense he has the hearing of a bat.
3. I was transfixed by the light display.
Come on I was trying to enlighten him with my comments!
4. I was distracted by how high we were sitting.
I know that he is afraid of heights but honestly Costa Coffee balcony in Next!
5. I was just wondering whether she would buy the blue boots or the brown ones.
Who’s she and what boots?
6. I was going through my names.
I know that this sounds ridiculous but we were talking about a blog I was thinking of posting about names at the time. But still – time and place!
7. Sorry but he was wrapping up a round mirror and it was intricate.
Well, did he manage to do it?
8. My watch buzzed.
It does often so...?
9. My eyes don’t stay still; they roam around the room.
Heaven help me!
10. I was thinking that would make a good painting.
Thought for the day: You don’t have to be perfect to be loved!
I don’t know about you but desserts in hotels abroad promise much but deliver little!
Every hotel that I have stayed in over the past five years whether it be in Spain, Greece or the Canaries, the dessert buffet looks scrumptious with so many different confectionaries to make my taste buds tingle!
However, when I actually taste them, they disappoint so much that I am left feeling deflated and cheated, as they are so bland and boring. The only patisserie that tastes even as it should taste is the one made out of chocolate. I mean you can’t really go wrong with a chocolate dessert now can you?
So what do I do about this? Well, thank goodness for tinned sliced peaches, vanilla and chocolate ice cream! This is my usually go to dessert when all the others fail!
What about you? Do you have a failsafe dessert or am I on my own in being disappointed in holiday desserts!
Thought for the day; Desserts are like a feel good song- and the best ones make you dance!
I have just watched my lovely, talented husband work on one of his digital drawings. I was amazed at his concentration, attention to detail and above all patience.
Mind you he has had lots of practice being married to me!
Thought for the day: Why not greet the day with creativity?
P.S. Why not check out his exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery this month and then you can see his amazing art work for yourselves.
I had an afternoon out on Monday of this week and my lovely husband and I along with my Dad visited St Anne’s and Lytham on the Fylde coast.
On arrival we sat in the Pavilion café and we had a conversation about how changeable the weather in our country was and if we could only guarantee the weather, holidays and days out would be different.
I have heard this comment before and most probably like you, have uttered these words on many occasions (usually on sunny days like Monday was). But then as we walked round the area I got to thinking.
Most of us would agree that we wouldn’t go abroad as much if we could rely on the weather two days in a row let alone for a week! As I checked out St Anne’s and Lytham I saw that there was an infrastructure of hotels and apartments and shopping centres. These were small and pretty and more importantly on this sunny day busy! Both areas had lovely landscaped parks with sunken gardens along the sea front in St Anne’s and the famous windmill at Lytham.
In St Anne’s there was a pier, again small but with enough going on to pass an hour or two; there were sand dunes as well as a well kept and clean beach. The sand was a hard packed, dark gold rather than golden but with the sun shining on it, and the sea in the distance gleaming on the horizon; the scene was lovely to look at.
Both town areas had a boating lake, Fairhaven in particular was huge and St Anne’s boasted a cinema and small amusement park for children. The promenades were perfect for strolling along on a sunny day with vendors selling all the seaside paraphernalia you could want. Cafes and restaurants were in abundance and would be able to meet all budgetary and dietary needs.
We had a really enjoyable day. On our way home, in the evening sunlight, a warm glow spread over the emerald green fields, which lay next to russet brown ploughed fields; farmers in tractors working into the late evening could be seen and a herd of deer sitting outside as if they were enjoying the end of the day’s afterglow, made a perfect countryside scene.
The area had everything that you could want for a week’s holiday destination with lots of nearby places to visit as well, such as Blackpool and Cleveleys further up the coast.
The only problem with this scenario is the reliability of the weather. Yes, Monday was a lovely day but the change on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week left a lot to be desired. The weather forecast for the rest of the week predicts temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees, which would mean that these areas would not be as hospitable and appealing. This is a shame. I’m sure that other areas of British Isles have a lot to offer us in the way of holiday or day out destinations but our weather unfortunately ruins the planning of them!
I do hope that the weather forecasters’ predictions of a hot summer this year is true because I would recommend that you set out and explore the British countryside and coastal areas as much as you can – as I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed!
Thought for the day: Sunshine and warmth lead to contentment.
I was walking through the town centre this morning when I saw a notice that had been pinned on the wall outside a building.
It read, “Mustard Tree - open for business as usual; resources for the homeless and the marginalised.”
And I thought to myself what a title to give a group of people!
It made me realise that we are all labelled in some way, old age pensioners, refugees, senior citizens, the youth of today, ‘chavs,’ transgendered and gay; not forgetting religious labels and the easier male or female category.
The list goes on and on but what must it be like to be put into a category known as, ‘the marginalised.’
First, what actually does it mean? I looked it up in the dictionary and it said,
“Social exclusion (or marginalization) is social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society.”
Does this make it any clearer? Do you know whether you are marginalised or not? Who tells you? How do you find out?
My head began to hurt with the worry of this and then I thought; with the other labels, you know where you stand straight away.
And then I thought; God forbid you were a gay, senior citizen refugee, who was homeless as well as being marginalised.
And then I didn’t think anything else as my head exploded!
Thought for the day: Just be yourself!
What is it with people and public toilets? No matter where you go, supermarkets, department stores, roadside cafes or airports, it can take up to five toilet stalls before you can find one that you can use.
The number of times I’ve looked down into bowls that haven’t been flushed is a disgrace. Let alone the toilet paper left strewn across the floor. Come on; all you have to do is pull down a handle or push a button. Doesn’t need much intelligence to do that now, does it?
Next comes the toilet paper or the lack of it. How many times have you sat down and there’s either no toilet paper or a few tiny squares, which are not enough for you to use so there’s a mad scramble in your handbag for tissues.
A pet hate of dear daughter mine is the fact there are never enough toilets in public venues. The queues are annoying. There should be double the amount on offer as women have to use a cubicle, not like men who can stand and run.
Speaking of men’s toilets my lovely husband complains about men who don’t lift up the seat and pee on it or they do lift it up but then miss the pot altogether leaving a smelly mess behind.
Now that I’ve started I’ll finish or so the saying goes... taps! Yes! That’s right taps. How many different ways are there to turn on a tap? All you need to do is visit a variety of ladies’ WC’s and you will find out.
In some toilets you need to be a member of Mensa to work them out. Are they a push and hold or just a push? Do you turn or is it touch sensitive? If it is a touch sensitive one; will it ever turn on? Then you have the next question; will the water ever stop running?
Soap dispensers often cause me a great deal of stress as well. Do you find that the dispenser that you have chosen to use is always out of soap so you have to search for another, which usually involves disturbing others who are washing their hands at the same time? Not a happy place!
I tell you using public conveniences is sometimes just SO difficult.
Thought for the day: Remember some days are more perfect then others.
Using all the different quotes that I have found round about in stores, on pictures and notice boards I’ve come up with this list poem. I hope that you like it!
Home is where the heart is.
Home is afternoon tea in the garden.
Home is coffee and a big cake.
Home is drinking tea in your slippers.
Home is making it sweet with sugar.
Home is having fun working up a thirst.
Home is biscuits before bed.
Home is having a place for all your stuff.
Home is where you hang your heart.
Home is where our story begins.
Home is not a place; it is a feeling.
Home is the starting place of hope, love and dreams.
Home is where I can look and feel ugly; and be content.
Home is the foundation of life.
Home is a little bit of heaven.
Home is where love resides.
Home is where memories are created.
Home is where friends are always welcome.
Home is where laughter never ends.
Home is my security blanket; safe from the outside world.
Thought for the day: Why not greet the day with gratitude?
PS What is home to you?
Well it is that time of the week - caption challenge!
As you know my first caption challenge did not gain the support that I had hoped for and my second challenge, although it did not do any worse, it did not do any better but hey thanks Norman for keeping the faith!.
However I am not going to be deterred or disheartened; maybe the pictures were too difficult for you, who knows ! So I am going to persevere and give you all another chance.
Today's picture is: And my caption is;
"Did you say my left or your left?"