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Still here… haven’t blown away

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Realised I haven’t mentioned anything about half term and our trip to Wales and the ‘storm of the century’ and what I eventually wore at Halloween etc.

So:-  It was half term last week.  We went to Wales.  At one point it was rather windy & I feared our accommodation might blow off the hilltop and into the Tay estuary… but it didn’t, so that was good.  The whole place put me in mind of Kellerman’s Mountain Retreat from Dirty Dancing (but sadly lacking in the Johnny Castle department.)

Childerbeast pretending to look as if they were hanging onto the gate in the wind… but it went wrong & Thing 2 face-planted to the floor.

We also went to Chester for a couple of days.  A 5½ hours journey by train from Carmarthen!  Numb-bum times.  Lovely scenery though.


Went to Chester Zoo and almost had to have ‘the talk’.  
                   “Mum look at those animals giving each other piggy backs!”
                   ” Ha ha Hmmm,, moving on. Look there’s the gift shop!”

Laughing elephant at Chester Zoo

Laughing elephant at Chester Zoo (maybe because it was on it’s way to have a piggy back)

Back in the projects for Halloween (you know you’re back in the hood when the trick or treaters come round on mini quad bikes! )
          In the finish I utilised the sequined frock I bought for 70’s night at Magic Loungeabout the other year and  went as ‘The Death of  a Disco Dancer’ (#Smithsfans)  Not sure the native teenage populus were expecting this when they knocked on the door.  Especially when I went into teacher mode and gave them a dressing down for not dressing up or saying please and thank you as they tried to jip me of my double lollies and fizz whizz.

well it happens a lot round here

well it happens a lot round here

I think I suit the zombie look - easier to maintain than glam make up

I think I suit the zombie look – easier to maintain than glam make up

Bman didn’t bother this year.


Such an attractive couple

Such an attractive couple

And that, as they say, was about that…

Ciao peeps Xx


Sunshine & old friends

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Numeracy Catch Up course* completed and we were released early – nice!  Pleasant walk home in blazing sunshine  with MP3 on extra loud and old skool company to make me smile.

Lesson learned today – sometimes not having the Last Word  just makes things perfect 🙂

Maroon 5 ready to go, so soon we shall all be moving like Jagger (possibly?)

Surprise visitor for tea in the form of Ms Aconley.  No one ever calls for me anymore, so love it when someone actually does – especially someone who lives 2hours away in sticksville.  Good times.

Chester Y’s tomorrow after work.  Dinosaur times at the zoo Saturday.  Goodness knows if I will get out for a drink now that M&D have barred themselves from The Plough after falling out with the natives.  Well I haven’t barred myself and I’m buggered if I’m hiking all the way to the Ringos when there’s perfectly good booze to be had 100metres from The Moss, (although the Ringos do serve Pear Kopperberg so hmmmm? decisions decisions).

Vive le weekend! Xx

* can I just point out that my numeracy is just fine thank you very much (my refresher year in 6 worked wonders) – the course was to train me to assist children in their Catch Up not for me to catch up!