Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Half Term Week

I have had a strange kind of memory this week and thought I would share it with you and wondered if any of you had similar experiences.
It must have been about 3 years ago (Ellie who is 10 was about 7 and Lewis now 9 was 6) We had been to my parents on a Saturday which is somewhat of a tradition in our family. I should explain that we do see them during the week but Saturdays used to be when all the grandchildren got together and could talk and chat with each other, now out of 6 grandchildren it is normally only my two that go and have lunch with Grandma and Grandad as the other 4 are aged 21, 20, 16 and 15 next month don't want to hang out with the babies of the family or the oldies. Anyway back to the point we had been to the grandparents for Saturday lunch and had started talking about old wives tales as I had an itchy nose and mum had said that meant I was going to have a row with someone. When we got home the children sat down and Ellie said "What does each feet mean mum"
I said "it means you are going to move or travel somewhere soon"
"how about itchy hands then mum"
"Well that means you are going to receive money on the right hand and the left means give money away."
"What about an itchy head mum what does that mean"
Lewis without batting an eyelid said "That means you've got nits" I still can't stop laughing when I think about it he was all so Innocent and I don't think he understood what we were talking about bless him.

Anyway what have I been reading this last week? Twilight by Peter James and what a great book it was too. Later this week I will give you my review of it if that's OK. I am now reading Bluethroat Morning by Jacqui Lofthouse. It has been described as a thriller and as of yet not sure what it thrills but I will preserver.

As for the diet I think I have gone into melt down (actually that would be quite good that means all the fat I have and there is lots of it would melt) I seem to have hit a brick wall and anything food wise that sits on that wall keeps falling into my mouth. I know that I should just keep my big mouth shut but all that chocolate and cheese and bread my body is crying out for so as I have had such a bad week I refused to go to weigh in last night cos I don't want the scales to laugh at me and tell me I have put on 5 stone and that I am useless. So starting a new week today and intend to stick to it. Oh except that I am going out for lunch with my sister to an all you can eat Chinese and taking the children clothes shopping in Brighton on Wednesday (must remember fruit and my HiFi bars) wish me good luck as a wave goodbye to at least 2lbs this week.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the ramblings of a mad woman and let me know what you are reading.
Love Jo xx


  1. I think I am going to love this blog ...had to smile over the nits bit. Children are so honest too ...I was all dressed ..nicely I thought for a family meal where foster grand kids were meeting my sons 3 ....'Do I look nice' I asked the youngest ...he stared for a moment and replied 'NO'.
    As for books ...i dont read a lot except cookery ones and identify with yummy food falling off things into my mouth but if you have any interest in bygone days...I have just started 'Letters of a Woman Homesteader' by Gretel Ehrlich ...true story circa 1910.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.xx

  2. Thanks Angie will have to come and visit you more often. Letters of a Woman Homesteader will be one to put on my list then we can compare notes thank you for stopping by xx

  3. I am reading Twilight too, strangely enough. Lovely to have you back Jo.