Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last night my mother did the 'TimeWarp'

Not only that, but she did it in front of 999 other people. Oh yes, she did! Apparently, she also enjoyed the experience. Who'd have thought?

Time to state that the other 999 people were also doing the TimeWarp at the same time. No, not some kind of wacky Belfast flashmob event, but another SingLive concert, this time Movie Musicals.

Have you ever been to a concert where the conductor is dressed like an extra from the basketball court in High School Musical? I have! Mr Roberts at his stunning best.

Yesterday was momentous on a lot of counts, because not only did mum dance the TimeWarp in the Ulster Hall, but Ulster qualified for the quarter finals of the Heineken cup for the first time in 12 years. The last time they got this far, I had a baby. That won't, be happening this time.

Even more exciting is the news today that thanks to Wasps who unexpectantly beat Toulouse today, we get to play Northampton, which means we get to go to England instead of having to travel to the South of France.

Who'd have thought you could get so excited about not travelling to the South of France?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I nearly don't want to say it, but

it looks like for the first time since 1999 Ulster might...

A long, long time ago

I was 'Young Cook of the Year' and went to London to represent Northern Ireland in the UK finals.

Some years later, when I worked in the all girls establishment in North Belfast, I entered one of my students for 'Young Cook of the Year', and she travelled to Dublin to represent Northern Ireland in the All-Ireland finals, which she subsequently won.

Yesterday, my son arrived home from school with an entry form for the Dairy Council Cook of the Year.....

oh dear!!!

(That last comment was added by said son, who hacked my account)

Friday, January 14, 2011


I had to buy a replacement dress for my concert next week because there was some concern that whilst singing and doing actions to the 'TimeWarp' in the dress from the skip, there might be a jump to the left and a Janet Jackson like exposure to the right!

Work eventually opened once they got the heating system temporarily fixed. My room is still cold though, and dark as one quarter of the lights in it aren't working.

As I type, we have no water. Again. As it is the weekend and I have all the school uniforms and sports kits to wash I am not amused. Add to that the dishwasher is full of dirty dishes and one child went swimming and the other played rugby today and neither have had a shower, you get where I'm coming from.

The Dolly got very upset this week watching the floods in Australia on TV. Her disappointment stemmed not from the fact that there was so much destruction and devastation, but because God had broken a certain promise attached to a rainbow.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I've just had the call

Work is closed tomorrow. The heating system is, em, buggered. Kids are to stay at home and staff are to turn up in their thermals.

This one looks like it could run and run

New Year Appeal 2011

Dry taps, thirsty children, smelly arm pits and sick pensioners? Just £4 a day can help to go towards a taxi to Avoniel or Shankill Leisure Centres.

People in Belfast have to walk for almost 10 minutes to get water and they have to carry it themselves - this is almost like work!

many women on the way to Avoniel have been complaining about how cold it is in their pyjamas while they are queueing up. Your £4 will go towards proper trousers, fake ugg boots or 10 Lambert & Butler for those who have been queueing for more than an hour.

Please sponsor a person from Belfast today and you can make a difference.

For more information go to www.we' as the NI Water website is frozen

Happy New Year.