How Women Shop…

  So you have an event coming up and need an outfit. You need to go shopping. You own NOTHING. There are NO clothes in your wardrobe. One of two scenarios will happen: Scenario 1: A joyful experience. You’ll see the dress and the shoes straight away, it will all just click and you’ll skip home all smug and delighted with yourself with all your bags that it went perfectly.    Scenario 2: There are no clothes! You’ll have a pain in your face trying on outfits. Nothing will look right and you’ll start to feel rage and despair. Panic will set in as the event gets nearer. You need that […]

The Surgical Tooth Removal

So this morning I had a wonky extremely crooked tooth removed. I got it removed on the Dentist’s recommendation because it was sort of in behind another tooth and sideways, and would probably end up decayed because it was a bastard to clean. That and I’m getting braces in a few weeks and this tooth needed to be sorted out first. So the Surgeon told me I had a choice of just numbing the area or sedation. My tooth was to be surgically removed in two pieces and there would be drilling. Yeh, sedation please!  I remember lying on the chair and the needle being put in my arm. A few […]

How To Put Away The Washing In Ten Easy Steps…

Step One: Look at the clothes horse and sigh.  Step Two: *Phone beeps* Check Phone. *20 minutes later* Step Three: Remove tops / trousers / pillow cases, “fold” them, and put them on a chair. Step Four: Remove all the underwear and drop 5 or 6 socks on the floor.  Step Five: Curse the fucking socks.  Step Six: Pick up the socks and pile all the underwear on top of the “folded” clothes.  Step Seven: Check phone. Browse on Facebook. *half an hour later*  Step Eight: Bring pile of clothes upstairs and put them on the end of your bed.  Step Nine: Leave the room and forget about them until […]

20’s Me vs 30’s Me…

~ 20’s me could walk up the stairs without any thought. ~ 30’s me holds onto the banisters and my knees click.. – 20’s me could stay up ’til 3am watching tv. – 30’s me worries that 9pm is too late to start watching a film.. ~ 20’s me could drink during the day, pop home for a shower and go back out that night. ~ 30’s me is half asleep after 3 glasses of wine.. – 20’s me laughed in the face of danger.. (Well, a bit). – 30’s me always looks slightly worried and says “be careful” a lot.. ~ 20’s me wore less makeup to look fresh. […]

The Emotions Of Getting An Extension

My blog has been quiet lately. That’s because we are currently getting an extension on to the back of our house. While I know it will end soon(ish) and will be brilliant, the current state of my house is: ‘Absolute F*cking Kip.’ In the last 2 weeks I have experienced the following emotions.. Excitement. We’re going to get a proper big kitchen. Yay! Fear and apprehension as the builders rocked in and knocked walls down all over the place. (Okay, one..) Stress and exasperation just trying to keep SOME of the house in a normal state. Who knew one room getting done could cause such chaos! Impatience. WHEN WILL IT […]

12 Things You’ll Do In Your 30’s…

  Here are some fun facts about being in your 30’s. 12 things you’ll do… or at least I do anyway! 1. You feel genuine pleasure on a sunny day putting the washing out. 2. Your bones click when you walk up the stairs. 3. You can’t get up off a chair without making a noise. 4. If you kneel down it will take you several minutes to straighten your legs again. 5. A night out ends before some are even beginning. 6. If you do stay awake long enough to get to a club you feel about 100 years old when you’re in there. 7. A hangover lasts for […]

Exercising and Eating Right…

Exercising and eating right. Neither of which I have ever been very good at. I’ll be 32 this year, and I don’t know if it’s something that happens you after you hit the ’30’s’ but I’m finding I’m not able to eat whatever I want and remain in tip top – well, fairly ok shape anymore like I seemed to get away with all through my 20’s. I’ve been fighting it for a while now, eating whatever, pigging out, running around like a lunatic all day and forgetting to eat a lunch and then shovelling a packet of crisps and a kinder bar down my throat an hour before dinner […]