Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Well, it wasn't travel arrangements or weather this time.
Arrived in lovely Bath, parked up and headed downtown for some food.
Had just settled in the Cornish Pastie Co for a wee bite, and had
literally taken a wee bite when...
Me: is there something stuck in my tooth?
Turns out a good quarter of my front tooth was stuck in something, and
it wasn't my gum!
And so began the frantic phonecalls to hospitals, dentists and
emergency helplines until I eventually secured a dental appointment
with a dentist, in Bristol.
Two and a half hours and a mighty dose of anaesthetic later, I no
longer whistled my speech or looked like an extra for a hobo movie.
But I am on a strict diet of liquids only until tomorrow morning. By
which time I'm hoping my still-now-four-and-a-half-hours-later frozen
mouth will have defrosted.
And so there was a certain amount if déjà vu with all todays yo-yoing
backwards and forwards between Bristol and Bath.
If I ever suggest you join me on a rugby tour........
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Jump leads (check)
Cat litter or sand (check)
Ice scrapper (check)
Warm clothes (check)
Food and water (check)
First aid kit (check)
Mobile phone (check)
Sturdy boots (check)
According to the BBC, if I fill the back seat of my car with all these items I am ready to go shopping in Tesco’s in the snow. Following yesterdays discussion on global warming, I have undertaken to seek advice for surviving in the cold. The BBC recommend that if going out in your car you should take the above list. Lets analyse.
No idea what the jump leads are for, if my car battery is dodgy I’ll not be taking it out in the first place
The cat died during the summer, so possibly I don’t need the litter, although I can’t ever remember taking the cat to Tescos anyway
The shovel is obviously for making your snowman and the icescrapper probably for getting ice to add to your martini.
Warm clothes – to wear over the sundress you decided would be appropriate to wear out in this weather.
Torch for signalling the rescue helicopter or any handsome passing policemen
Food and water, (or martini if you have an icescrapper) and First aid kit are obvious really. In these days of Health & safety gone mad, does anyone ever leave the house without them??
The Mobile phone is for updating your blog and facebook status so people know you are stranded. Ahhh … now I know why you need the jump leads – to charge up your mobile!
Sturdy boot with two inch heels as opposed to ones with four inch heels are probably a good idea right enough.
Point is, if I put all of this stuff in the car I will no longer have any space for the children, never mind the shopping. Best to get Tesco’s to deliver then.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Last night it was so cold here I put my thermals on under my pyjamas and my dressing gown over them before I went to bed. And an extra blanket over the duvet. I was just about warm enough cocooned in all that fabric to get to sleep.
Worst of all, Friday nights rugby has already been cancelled because of a frozen pitch, and next weeks game is even apparently looking doubtful!
So I'd like to know where this global warmng thing is happening and maybe move there. What we're experiencing would more accurately be called global freezing. Brrrrrrrr