Saturday, April 30, 2011


Why do I only get 'no to AV' leaflets through the door?

Is anyone campaigning for it (they don't seem to be in my local area)?

In which I'm royally indifferent

It was jolly nice to have the children home an extra day, so we went out cycling and doing various things. I had a crisis of confidence in the morning when an opportunity to socialise cropped up unexpectedly, but we headed out early and I just kept moving until we fetched up at the gathering. No time to think, meant no time to chicken out.

People in general seem surprised or that I'm making some kind of point about the Royal Wedding by not having seen any of the footage thus far, but I just have zero interest in it.

I heard a bit about it on the radio in the car, and people were talking about it, and it was all over messageboards & FB, so I know it went on, but it never even occurred to me to watch it.

I don't know why this apparently means I'm a killjoy. Me not watching it doesn't mean I have a low opinion of those who did, or that I'm trying to strangle people's enjoyment, or that I'm making a political statement, or that I'm an inverted snob or something. It just never crossed my tiny mind to watch it.


Ah well, add it to the list...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I'm really not keen on Easter, it's a pain in the arse with dairy-allergic son. All organised activities end with chocolate eggs - easter trails and egg-hunts - and if you give son a small present instead of an egg, daughter thinks it isn't fair. I'm not sure she's right, but the moaning begins.

I also have a bit of a problem with the religious meaning of it, although I'm right on board with the springtime & fertility side. I'm really looking forward to MayDay. Maypoles and Morris dancers, the Obby Oss, ahhh, I know how to party.

Apart from the chocolate issue, I had a most excellent holiday with the children. The weather's been gorgeous and we've had a lot of fun.

That is all.

Although I have some words for Bruno Mars*: leave that poor woman alone, she isn't that into you, and it's not a prerequisite for love that you'd die for the other person. Frankly you're a bit of a stalker freak psycho.

* Regarding the lyrics to his song 'Grenade'.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Me: "WHY is Toad called that, he looks like a mushroom not an amphibian?!"

Husband, patiently: "Because he's a toadstool."