Friday, 3 July 2009

Not waving, but drowning – which is hardly surprising since I can’t swim

I see from my blogroll that quite a few other people are quiet at the moment, so I don’t feel too bad.  However, this isn’t even a proper blog post, just a pathetic, nay FEEBLE, excuse for absconding.  Here are some bullet points (see, I’m insulting you further by not even writing proper paragraphs now).

ljban almost-but-not-quite gratuitous picture of lovely Captain Jack and lovely Gwen. See 6.

1.  You know that cliche “emotional rollercoaster”?  Well, I’m on one at the moment, so, you know – I forgot the blogcakes, ok?.

2.  AND I have to decide whether to sell my house, or not.  It’s been coming for a while because (as is the way of these things), the break up with SmallCat’s dad left me up a very large creek with a faulty paddle because I can’t afford a proper one anymore.  It’s been quite the Sword of Damocles. But “things cannot go on like this”.  As they say.  Well, as I say.  But if you looked out my window right now, right this very minute, on a perfect English summer evening in a perfect English village…well….the chances of me making a SENSIBLE decision are looking pretty slim at the moment.

3.  I have planted a lot of things in the front garden but I don’t know what they are.  I really need a magic botanist like MrsMagpie to come over and explain to me what, exactly, those pink things are.  Ok, ok, stop shouting at the back.  I’ll take some pictures, so quit your moaning.

4.  Slattern no more!  The dining room has finally been “done”.  What?  You want pictures of that as well?  Ok, stop heckling me.  I’ll do it.  

5.  I’ve decided to continue novel number 2.  Novel number 1 requires an ENTIRE blogpost to itself and when you read it you will all laugh at me and rightly so.  But 2 needs to be picked up once more.  After a 6 year break.  I would like to point out to MrsM (she gets everywhere, doesn’t she?) that it is nothing like the pile of nonsense I once forced her to read.  Nothing like.  Oh no. 

6.  Torchwood is back next week – hurrah!  Well, I had to justify the picture of Lovely John Barrowman, didn’t I?

7.  Celebrity Masterchef – if any of my UK blog friends are watching this programme can you answer me a question?  Does anyone actually cook food like that for their family, because if they do, I’m just going to feel really bad about myself.  Actually, if you do cook like that, can you please just lie to me?  Thanks.


This week I have mainly been very confused about life and wondering whether that plant is a harmless Hollyhock or, in fact, a Giant Hogweed.


The Coffee Lady said...

Oh, I'm so looking forward to Torchwood! I was just getting round to posting about it. However I think we hold opposing views on Mr Barrowman's (ahem) charms.

Hope your rollercoaster is slowing down - hard decisions for you. I wish you lots of luck with them, and cake, and wine.

I've watched Masterchef about twice. And no, I don't, and I'm glad Mr Coffee doesn't either.

driftwood said...

yippee for Torchwood, I hope a week of tv escapism is just what you need.
and if I cooked like the master chef people (which I can't ) then my family would say "urgggh, can we have spaghetti bolognaise"

Lynn said...

Well, I am 100 percent clueless about television in my own land, so you can be darn tootin' sure that I am even MORE clueless about TV in yours. But I hope that the program in question brings a rosy blush to your cheeks and joy to your heart.

My significant other IS a master chef. If anything ever happens to him and I take over cooking for my family, it will be a dark day. But there will be soup. Lots of soup.

JuliaB said...

Hi Mrs LC. Sorry to hear about the rollercoaster. :( boooo.. Thanks for your comment on my blog. You come up as 'no reply' so do you mind if I tell you here that "yes it was" and everything! And then I entered into a 10 year "apprenticeship" but that's a whole other story. xxx