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A little bit meh today…

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Today was my turn for a pre-Christmas existential crisis, possibly sparked by having a dream last night about lying under the duvet on Christmas Eve and hearing Santa delivering presents.  I then awoke to the realization that actually there was no magic in the World and everything was a bit shit.  I sat on the couch in my festival poncho to keep warm after the heating had gone off for the day, watching BBC Newsfeed and wishing I never had to hear the word Brexit ever again.  Was also mega hacked off that daughter number 1’s ‘prom’ dress she wanted (for next June) and asked me to order on Black Friday, had arrived yesterday…but she hates it. (I thought it looked lovely – but what do I know? I’m just her mother).  The retailer won’t refund unless there is actually something wrong with it – no refunds for change of heart. So that’s me taking a £110 bath and stuck with a lovely dress of no use to anyone. Certainly not me – one week away from being 47. I’m already looking forward to being 3 years closer to being able to apply for a 50+ funeral plan.  With my luck, I’ll peg it at 49 and never get my ‘free gift worth £75’.

So yes, I am feeling a bit past it just now.  No matter what colour I do my hair, the ginge shines out. I can go without sweets, cakes and booze for well over a month and still look like a lardy dough face. Smooth FM is no longer the vestige of the golden oldie. It’s now back to back ‘singalong bangers’. And my Childerbeast cringe at pretty much everything I say and do unless it involves paying for something.


Set off too early for the dentist today and ended up wandering without aim around Farsley until they unlocked the doors after their lunch break at the surgery.
Lots of salons around Farsley with lots of ladies getting pampered, trimmed, coiffured and having their nails done.  Not me!  I caught sight of myself in many a shop window and thought I looked like a character from
‘The Road’ in my trackydaks, waterproof coat, odd gloves, hoody up and big chunky scarf.  I might as well have been pushing a shopping trolley full of looted items. 


Mood only improved when one of my young swimmers presented me with a Christmas gift – bless her! And then the Bman text to ask if I wanted a lift home.

Off to bed now to get some sleep and hope that I will be back in the festive spirit tomorrow.

Ciao Ciao XX





Typo times

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My friend’s FB status actually made me cry with laughter this morning so I thought I’d share.  I am sure she won’t mind.  I suspect there may be more comments to follow once people log on and see it!

Even funnier than that time another friend went to see the movie ‘The Road’ and came out very confused that she couldn’t recall Jack Kerouac actually resorting to cannibalism on his jaunt across America with his mates in the 1960’s Beatnink era.






A fantastic opportunity to see massive attack & Ian Curtis in Manchester at a special venue…tickets have sold out however I have two to sell for 70quid…

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Pete:   It is a fantastic opportunity Crin, not least because, Ian Curtis died in 1980. It’s Adam Curtis the film maker who they are working with. More here


Massive Attack v Adam Curtis

MIF’s flagship show is a tantalising team-up between moody musical pioneers Mass…ive Attack and The Power of Nightmares’ Adam Curtis. The band’s Robert Del Naja tells us about venturing into the unknown. Find out more about the festival in the free guide, with the Guardian on 25 May • Massive Attack’…See More

Sam:   Hahahahahaha! Brilliant.

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Jay:   Is MJ supporting too??

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Jay:  When is it Crin? You off?

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Corin:  Whoops a daisy……haaaa just like my freat north swim error!!!!! Yes adam curtis v massive attack …’s early-but I guess it will inspire inerest in the tickets Pete Massey! I also forgot to say it’s this Friday! Good job I got you wathin’ my back Pete. No I can’t go Jay Betton x

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Jay:  No can do either but ta for the heads up spazoid x

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Corin:  And that was watching my back too! Arggh

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Gaby:  Ian Curtis is dead hon! Sure it’ll be great tho 🙂 xxx

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Matthew:  Hello Crin, which venue?

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Corin: See above post Gaby!!! X

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Corin:  I think it’s an old bit of Piccadilly station Bud xx

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Lucy:  I’m already going babe – tho you did make me chuckle with the Ian Curtis thing. LOL

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Lucy:  Am still laughing – I may have to share this entire thread