Saturday, 26 January 2013

Lonely or alone!

As you might know, I've been alone since my lovely Lithuanian partner went back to Lithuania.
That is over 2 years past now. Although he said he would be back, our current economic climate doesn't seem to agree.
So..... I signed up to a dating website yesterday.
I'll hold my hands up...if there is any chance of my lovely friend coming back to the UK.......I would welcome him with open arms..after all..he's a craggy Daniel Craig, with a few years added!
However, diving into the murky depths that are dating sites these days is not pleasant.
Why do men think it is OK to be smutty online at first chat?
If you wouldn't act that way at a face to face first meeting, why do it online?
I'm really sorry, but I'd rather be alone than with someone who can't think further than his dick and it's needs.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


I am constantly amazed by the people who praise my baking, following their comment with the comment.  "I always make a mess of things when I try"
I just don't get this.  OK, I have been baking from a very early age, being fortunate enough to have a grandma who had been a confectioner as a profession, but I still don't understand why people say they can't bake. Cookery and baking are a type of science, and this is where I suspect the people making the comment they do, go wrong.
After all if you were trying to make soap in a laboratory, and was given a list of supplies, and they had specific wouldn't change them.  Believe me, having made soap at school in Chemistry there are reasons why you wouldn't mess around with the quantities.
So why when people are baking do they think the amount/quantities don't matter.  Baking is a chemical process.  The mixing of ingredients is essential to ensure the reaction works properly.
As regular readers will know, I work in a school, and am food technician.  I am constantly amazed that the pupils think that steam coming off the food, or from the oven is wrong, even ones who are good at science.  Perhaps they might understand better if they had the chemical reaction written out for them. Although I suspect it would look far too complicated. I don't think eggs have a simple chemical formula.
I know, I'll ask one of the Chemistry teachers. I bet it's something they have never been asked.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

What makes me delete e-mails

Some of my friends send me what are clearly "chain" e-mails.  Most I will read, and some I even pass on to other friends if I think they will appreciate the sentiment expressed....BUT!!!!   There is one thing that will always make me click the delete button, and that is the ones that take a preachy tone and start telling the recipient how wonderful god is and how we should all be thankful.  I don't preach to others about my beliefs, and only wish others would respect this and reciprocate.  The beliefs of an individual are just that, individual, or should be, and people who try to convert others to their beliefs should back off, and take a look at their own lives before preaching to others.

Sick of my own company

Well, not completely sick of it, but it sure gets lonely with only the dogs to talk to. 

Friday, 18 January 2013

Travel in the snow solution only works for certain people...but why not walk to work?  If you live within a couple of miles of your workplace...walking could be the answer!
In doing this you are not only ensuring you will get to work, but you are also reducing your carbon footprint, AND saving your self money.  Plus...walking at a brisk pace is good for your heart.
Therefore, all in all, walking is a very good solution to the people who live within walking distance of their workplace.
By the way, if it would take you longer than an hour to walk from home to work...this solution is not viable, and I would catch a bus if they are running

Monday, 14 January 2013

Ignorant people

Some people have a high media profile, and forget to thank the little people.
This is a statement from a "little People" to a "high-ish media person".
I know you have passed on now, but why couldn't you acknowledge a gift sent to you as an act of friendliness?  I couldn't be a too old..but thought the gift might be appropriate.
I'll know in future to ignore high profile  "terminally ill people"
After all, even if your life span is limited, your ability to say thank you for gifts should not be

Friday, 11 January 2013

New BP pills

Just before Xmas I was told my blood pressure was too high and I had to monitor it for a month then return to the doctor.  Well, after just a week monitoring it, it was obvious to me that the high readings weren't just "white coat syndrome", but it was up overall.
On Monday I visited the doctor and he changed my BP pills.  AT first I thought they weren't working but today I woke up feeling very faint, with a sore throat.  So, I'm not at work.  I've taken my BP and it seems to be on it's way down. So perhaps they just needed to stabilise my BP, before they could start bringing it down.  I have felt dreadful since the tablets were changed, and did this morning, still feel faint now, but it is dropping.  Hurrah!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


It's been foggy all day here.  And now it is thickening again. It always surprises me how many loonies there are driving around in Fog.  They usually have white, grey, silver or black cars, and think it isn't necessary to put their lights on, and you can't see their damned cars until they are almost on top of you.
I decided not to drive today, as what I wanted from the shop could be carried in my rucksack.  After all, it doesn't matter how careful you are, if there are idiots driving around with no lights on.  Accidents are much more likely to happen.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New car, well, new to me

I've collected my new, to me, car today.
I've called her Aurora Rover, as she is a Rover 25 impression, and very pretty.  Smaller engine than Midori MG ZR, and petrol rather than diesel so is 6 insurance groups lower.  Samantha bought Midori off me, as she has a 90 mile round trip each day to work.
I like driving, but as my ankle is slowly but surely collapsing again, the diesel car was a little heavy on the clutch for me.


Have you made any?
Nah! Me neither.
What I think I will do is make decisions to try to do certain things.
One nearly everyone decides upon is to lose weight at this time of year.  I'm not going to go on a silly drastic weight loss diet, that as soon as I stop the weight will pile back on, no, I'm just going to pick healthier food, and try not to comfort eat.
I love reading, so I think I might try to read at least one "classic" book this year.
I'm also going to try to make serious dents in my fabric and wool stash, even trying not to buy any of either, for at least the first six months of the year.
There's a patchwork quilt I have all the fabric for and started, but ground to a stop, make a bit more of that up, perhaps even finish it might be a goal, but definitely  do some more.
I've long thought I would like to do some entrelac knitting, go that can go on my list.
I'm enjoying making my own bread, and like the varieties I can create, so that can join the list, too.
Try to tidy up my pot garden, get rid of weeds, etc.
This one is probably a necessity.  I think the kitchen is long overdue a re-paint.  Peach/apricot I think, with white wood work, and try to get a kitchen door.

There, I don't think those goals are too bad, they are achievable, and require me spending time doing things, which will keep me distracted from being on my own.

I'd love 2013 to bring along a "Mr Right", but I'm not holding my breath.