Can you believe that this weekend I went to my first football match? I have never been to one before. And learning that last year, Mr B did something about it. Spotting a Tweet twenty minutes later saying “two tickets available for a Wolves home game, money to Balls for Cancer”, he snapped them up.
Wolves. Two and a half hours away. Not one of the many clubs in London. Or Reading. Or Southampton. Any one of which would have been an hour away. No. Wolves. In Wolverhampton.
I wish I could Leslie Phillips to read out that title.
But it is true, isn’t it? (the title, not the Leslie Phillips bit). That great song from the Wizard of Oz entitled “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” has been hijacked as a “protest song” against Margaret Thatcher.
Which has left the BBC with a bit of a dilemma. Whilst they can choose not to give it air play they have a problem with what to do during the “Official Top 40″ tomorrow as this song is now in the Top 5. Well they did have a problem, until yesterday it was announced that the song would be played, but only for 5 seconds when it would cut to news footage.
Now, I warn you now this not a particularly political post. I am not ranting about Margaret Thatcher. I am not even talking about her policies or what she did for the good or bad of our country. Sorry to disappoint if that is what you thought you were going to get then you don’t know me very well.
What I am ranting about and getting increasingly rantier about is how this country is behaving in the wake of her death this week. And sadly, how I think that behaviour is going to worsen as we get nearer to her funeral on Wednesday.
“They” being Tots100, one of the blog networks to which I belong. Now I am sorry, you dear reader, are having to read this but if you have been to our house you will know how much we hate our bathroom and how much we have wanted to replace it since day one. And to enter the competition we have to blog about it. We have been meaning to replace it ourselves since we moved in but teens keep passing driving tests and growing and well generally doing what teens do, which is need money. So the bathroom gets relegated again.
So here you go.
An interesting theme on the Gallery this week as I haven’t been terribly happy this week. No particular reason, just a general malaise stemming from life in general.
But thinking about happy always makes me think of the place on holiday that is known as “T’s Happy Spot”. A place I have talked about before, I know. Right on the tip of Barbados, you can’t get much further south. A little known place with a beach bar, a quiet beach and a ruin of a house that one day will be mine. When I find the $5 Million needed.
I am a huge fan of photos. I take lots. Everyday. If I scroll back through my phone they chart the food I have eaten, the daft things the teens have done, the cute positions the cats have been in, the weather. You name it I have a photo of it. And there is normally a camera in my bag. But what do I do with those photos? Transfer them off the memory card generally and store them on the PC.
Rarely do I print them off and do something with them. So when I was asked recently by two different companies if I would like to do that and produce a photo souvenir to show off the pics I was a little bit excited.
This review is brought to you by Mr B:
Shoes? Shoes off the internet?
Mrs B sent me a strange message the other day.
Chatham Marine want me to try some of their stuff and I can’t see anything I fancy particularly. As you wear deck shoes for work, do you want to have a look instead?
I should point out at this point that I am not a deck hand/ship’s officer or anything, I just like slip-on shoes once I get to work at my office.
I was slightly nervous about ordering shoes over the internet…I’m a bit of a creature of habit, my feet are different sizes at different shops, sometimes you can’t tell whether you’ll like shoes in the window, never mind off a computer monitor.
However, nothing ventured, nothing gained, and I did like the look of this pair of a particular pair of boots, so we rang up and asked if the offer was still open, and could we try the Ranger Country Wing Tip boots please?
I was still slightly incredulous, but when they turned up, they looked even better than the illustrations, and the fit was very good, which was quite a relief.
I may be an internet-shoe convert – my last three in-shop purposes have been varying degrees of ‘ok’ and these are just lovely….
So there you have it. Short and to the point and a rather enthusiastic review from Mr B.
I have to say that I, too, love the boots. Mr B wore them last weekend to Ascot and he looked rather smart, and they kept his feet particularly warm and toasty.
Can’t ask for more than that!
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