Thursday, March 29, 2007

back straight - knees bent
Rob had to go into work on Monday which is unusual in the winter season. He told me he was on a course but couldn’t remember which.

When I got home in the evening I found a piece of paper on the floor, a map I’d drawn on how to get to a new pupil’s house. I bent over to pick it up and immediately Rob pounced. “You shouldn’t bend your back you should bend your knees”. Guess which course he had been on? They’d done a lot on lifting and bending and how to carry something heavy down a steep stairway (something they have a lot of in the three towers). He was obviously very impressed by it all. The computer screen is now on top of a pile of 6 books so that it’s the 'right height'.

I explained to him that I can’t really bend my knees properly anymore – they didn’t cover that subject.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tom Jones
Every time I hear the song, S*x Bomb by Tom Jones I get the giggles. It happened this morning as I was doing the weekly shop. My mum used to watch Tom on TV on Saturday nights when I was tucked up in bed. I’m sure he must be a great granddad by now and still strutting his stuff.

Looking him up in Wikipedia, he’s 67 and a grand father and he made S*x Bomb when he was 60. He’s also a good sport, he appeared in Mars Attack and the Simpsons (well his voice did).

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Two new ones
I’ve added two new blogs to my blogroll , Worldman and The Life of Riley. They are completely different to one another. Worldman has moved around a bit. Olive is probably the oldest blogger (or should that be blobber?) in the business and her stores are fascinating.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Groovy :: Baby!

  2. Jealousy :: misery

  3. Watching :: TV

  4. Kenny :: Everett

  5. Games :: backgammon

  6. Bread :: butter

  7. City :: noise

  8. Stems :: plants

  9. Birds :: spring

  10. Listener :: patience

It's been a long time.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New music
This is a sponsored post

Where do all the unsigned bands go? is a site where unsigned bands can be heard globally on the internet. Just one more advantage of the world wide web! There is now an ever-growing base of fans and listeners looking for something new to listen to. On the site artists can create their profile and upload their material. Listeners can browse away to their hearts content looking for new sounds in the genre they prefer.

There is so much to choose from like Grunge Artists , progressive, latin, world, hip-hop, hard rock, experimental, you get the idea? So being ‘old’, I looked at folk and can see that there is a choice of 60 bands and artists . I noticed that a lot of artists consider themselves in more than one category, so no need to feel stuck in a typeset. I chose The Willow Leaf to look at and listen to extracts of, simply because I liked the name. What a pleasant surprise, especially A Gentle Lullaby! There is his website too. I can see that I shall be spending more time here in the future.

Friday, March 16, 2007

If you've got nothing to do this weekend you could try out some of these ideas.

I actually learnt something from this site (explicit).

You could always ask Ms Dewey to help you search for something. That would make Google laugh.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

If something can go wrong it will
That’s how life feels to me at the moment, though every black cloud does have a silver lining. I hadn’t been sleeping well for a couple of nights because I found a lump in my armpit. I made an appointment with the Doctor as soon as possible to get it checked. There wasn’t anything to worry about, just a sweat gland a little swollen. I did feel a bit of a twit, but he said I did the right thing.

Woke up in the small hours on Wednesday to a very load crack. The bed frame had broken. As it was two in the morning, we just moved the mattress into the living room and slept tried to sleep there. I just couldn’t get comfortable and the computer appears to be lit up like a Christmas tree, even when switched off. When I finally did sleep, I dreamt that David Schwimmer (Sorry it's in Norwegian, but it really was the best photo I found) was kissing my foot. What a pity the alarm clock went off! I was a little bit disappointed he didn’t come back again last night.

I’ve stacked up Rob’s side of the bed with old files so it can’t collapse again and while the room was a little bit clear cleaned the ceiling, the light shade and all the places I can’t usually reach. Is that (housework) what they mean by a silver lining?

One of the headlights and an indicator on the car don’t work properly either.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Quote of the week
Olivier: 'mom' is just 'wow' upside down.
yet another busy, busy week has passed by. I took a pile of papers into town this morning and the lady behind the desk was so helpful. She basically had to translate red tape speak into French and then explain it to me. Now I have to wait and see if the papers are all in order. Other than that I’ve been sorting our stock of cards into order, it’s nearly finished. It does sound a bit tedious but I do know my cards now and if I see a report on the news of a town or region, I find my self thinking, oh yes, high cliffs, or mountains, cathedral etc. Blogitive is also back and reorganised so I’ve been doing quite a bit of writing.

I got out into the garden on Monday afternoon and finally pruned the roses (!). I cut back the ivy too before it starts really growing again. The blossom has all gone from the tree at the front of the house. The high winds and rain saw to that.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Today was another session with the advisor for setting up a business. Having adjusted the figures I originally presented everything seems to be in order. In theory I shouldn’t go into the red within the first year and I was complimented on my good work! I really must learn excel. We then looked at some legal forms that need filling in. The idea is not to get them flung out because of stupid mistakes.

With the few minutes left of my two hour session we talked about Eleanor of Aquitaine (She owned la Rochelle), Mary Stuart and the Plantagenants . Which was a nice bonus. It’s not often you come across someone interested in the same period of history as you.

If we’d have chosen to live in another part of France we might not have had any help at all setting up a business.