A-Z April 2012

S is for Six Word Saturday

S is for Six Word Saturday

I have only ever participated in the Six Word Saturday meme a handful of times, and I thought that seeing as though today is Saturday and today’s letter in the A-Z challenge is S it was too good a coincidence not to capitalise on.

My six words today are:







I’m not sure whether I’m supposed to leave it at that or whether to give you a sentence about each one so if you just want to know the six words then stop reading NOW but if you want the explanation, scroll down and keep reading ūüôā

Snooker – it’s the start of the 17 day snookerfest that is the World Championships today. I love my snooker and it’s the perfect backdrop to….

Crochet – I started another blanket today using big granny squares and a variegated yarn. I need to occupy my hands and my mind because I have had to take….

Tramadol – the episode that started building up last weekend is still in full throttle and I am starting to doubt my ability to keep it together until it passes. The pain is still cutting through the tramadol and whenever I catch my reflection in the mirror I look like Caspar. I thought I would chance my arm this morning by going to…

Church – we have a weekly CAMEO session at church on a Saturday morning (Come And Meet Each Other) and I usually go for a chat and a coffee with some of the other ladies who do handicrafts. My Mum was on a training course today and she’d asked me to run the session today which I was glad to do but has left me really struggling to get comfortable because of the pain this afternoon. Kevin has had to do the weekly shop on his own this afternoon (I’m just not up to a trolley dash round Asda today) and he is bringing back…

Pizza – don’t know what it is about Asda’s create-your-own pizzas but they are rather delish. We are having one tonight because a) I don’t want to cook and b) we’ve not had one for weeks and are getting withdrawal symptoms! We will be having pizza, garlic bread and breaded mushrooms and salad for tea while we enjoy…

Music – on TV tonight. A veritable feast on both sides tonight!! First off it’s The Voice at 7pm on BBC1 and when that goes off at 8.30 it’s a quick turn over to ITV to catch Britain’s Got Talent. By the end of that I suspect I’ll be more than ready for bed haha!!

Are you glad you stuck with the explanation or would you have preferred the enigmatic list beforehand? What would your six words be today? A sentence will do if you don’t want to share six different things but either way I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to and/or what you are planning for today!

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Wednesday Hodgepodge – 20th July

1. July 20th marks the anniversary of the first time man stood on the moon. Flash forward 42 years to July 8, 2011 which marked the start of the final Space Shuttle mission. Should we continue to explore space? Should nations devote more or fewer of their resources to exploring space? Would you want to go into space if the opportunity arose?

I think with all the problems we face here on Earth and in our own societies, resources and efforts should be ploughed into solving those before we start looking for more that are of no concern to us. I totally get the fact that we have so many products now that have come about because of the need to crack space, but what about solving the problems such as drought and hunger? Maybe I see things differently because Britain hasn’t really been a forerunner in the space race, but to me the whole space exploration thing has been a huge waste of scientific research. And no, thank you, I wouldn’t like to go into space.

2. What are three things in your freezer?

Some home-made curries, Holland’s pies and a couple of ice packs for first-aid usage. That’s only three….but there is more obviously!

3. If you could see any band/artist perform live tonite who would it be? It has to be someone living-no Beatles, Elvis, etc.

I would jump through flaming hoops to see either Barry Manilow or Tom Jones.

4. Ice-cubed or crushed? Or are you one of those people who don’t like ice?

I have incredibly sensitive teeth, but I don’t like warm coke so I’d prefer to have ice than not, but not if there’s a chance it can stray into my mouth when I don’t expect it. I guess then my choice would be huge chunks of ice please!!! (The sensitive teeth thing drives me crackers. I can’t even eat tomatoes now whether they’ve been in the fridge or not).

5. The owner of a small restaurant outside of Pittsburgh recently announced he was banning children under six, saying they regularly disrupted other customer’s meals. You can read the story¬†here¬†in more detail but isn’t this a perfect topic to discuss in our Wednesday Hodgepodge? Have at it friends…what are your thoughts?

I agree with Joyce, it’s all about how parents expect their children to behave and then get on with enforcing that expectation. I can’t see how a restaurant owner can put an age limit on badly behaved children – what would he do about a 7yr old having a tantrum? Or an 8yr old running about or being noisy and abusive?? Similarly, you can’t tar all kids with the same brush – not all toddlers are fussy eaters, and not all 5yr olds are whingy, whiny, tantrummy little beasts!

6. What was your first car? How did it come to be yours?

My first car was a Mini 1275 and I bought it for £30. It originally was an automatic and the engine was a tad dodgy, so Kevin and I bought a new engine and manual gearbox and installed it ourselves. We resprayed it British Racing Green and replaced the interior. It was fantastic!! I bought it from a friend of a friend who wanted to scrap it.

7. If I had a nickel for every time I¬†had to remind my son to brush his teeth in the morning¬†I’d¬†be rich.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I love Marmite.