Saturday, 19 August 2017

#SOCS - 19/8/17 - Pants!


This is the shiny new badge for Stream of Consciousness Saturday.  Congratualations to J-Dubs for winning the design competition.

If you'd like to take part in SoCS here's the link to all the details.  It's hosted by Linda at Life in Progress.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “pant” Use the word “pant” as is, or find a word with “pant” in it and base your post on it. Have fun!

Well I'm late to the party as it's been a busy day but when I saw the prompt I just had to post about the pants I bought today.  I  recently bought a couple of new bras in one of my favourite stores (Marks & Spencer) but although they quoted that matching pants were available there were none to be found in the Westfield Branch.

Today I was in Ilford and after browsing for some holiday bits and then getting sucked into buying some cute outfits for my Grandson, I wandered into the lingerie department and ...there were the matching pants!

But it gets better.  When the assistant rang them up on the till she advised me that, despite no indication of it, the pants were in the sale.  They had been reduced from £8 to 79p.  Yes, you read that correctly, 79 pence.  The only problem?  They are non returnable.  I think I can afford to take the risk that, despite their pants always fitting, if they don't fit, or fall apart after the first wash I cannot take them back.  It would cost be more than 79p to get back to the store.

However, I will not be modelling them and posing for a picture.  You will just have to imagine what 79p pants look like.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday's Fave Five 18/8/17

Fridays are a time to look back on the week and share our blessings.
If you want to join in or check out the other participants pop over to our host Suzanne's blog at Living to Tell the Story

Here are mine for the week: 

1) The diet is still going well.  Had a couple of blips due to eating out but on the whole I'm still sticking to the plan and have lost 6 pounds so far.

2)  Our new mattress arrived on Tuesday and so far hubby seems happy with it which means I'm happy.  Hopefully we won't be returning it within the next 40 days!
3) A trip to the new Dunelm store that's opened near us.  I managed to get curtains for the room we decorated recently.  I was tempted by so much more but managed to resist.

4) Lots of walking this week.  No where special but just keeping my steps level up and also helping strenghten my knee.

5) Nathan time.

I've seen him twice this week.  We visited them last Saturday for lunch and we also got out for a walk in nearby Alexandra Park.  Then yesterday they were over here in Forest Gate to catch up with one of Becca's school friends for lunch and as I know the family as well I gatecrashed.  He's really progressing now - he managed to roll over this week and ....drum roll ... slept all night on Wednesday. 
Have a good weekend all.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge 16/8/17

Wednesday's Hodgepodge is brought to us courtesy of Joyce at
Pop over there to see other posts and if you want to join in add the link to your Hodgepodge blog post to the Linky List at the end of Joyce's post and don’t forget to visit at least your neighbours on the list.

1. Do your actions match your words? Elaborate.
That’s a tough question.  I hope so.  I try to be truthful and considerate although I can definitely be tactful when necessary.  I definitely try to carrying out things I’ve promised to do and not let anyone down.  When the kids were growing up I was always careful not to threaten something as a punishment that I wouldn’t follow through on so they learned I meant business and wasn’t just making empty threats.
2. Sick as a dog, go to the dogs, dog days of summer, dog tired, it's a dog's life, every dog has it's day, can't teach an old dog new doggone it which saying could most recently be applied to your life?
Dog tired probably.  I’ve been dieting and trying to up my exercise level which have led to me having less energy than usual.  I’ve also not been sleeping too well so the cumulative effect is to be dog tired!
3. Your favourite book featuring a dog in the storyline? What makes it a favourite?
Well I’m stumped on this.  I was trying to remember some of my childhood books featuring dogs and apart from the Famous Five books came up with a blank although I did read 101 Dalmatians too.  It was also frustrating when trying to identify a book I read recently that featured a dog only to find I hadn’t logged it on my Goodreads page!
4. What's something you hope to one day have the confidence to do?
To have more confidence to challenge people when they are being racist, sexist etc.  Just be more confident would be a good start.
5. August 16th is National Tell a Joke Day. So tell us a joke.
Well I’m useless at jokes so I did some googling and found this site: A Joke a Day
Plenty there to keep you amused.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Following on from the joke question here’s a short clip from a great pair of British comedians who are sadly no longer with us.  The banter between them always reminds me of 2 uncles I had who were also a pair of comedians especially at family events.  

Saturday, 12 August 2017

#SOCS - 12/8/17 - Guess what?

If you'd like to take part in SoCS here's the link to all the details.  It's hosted by Linda at Life in Progress.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “guess” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!
Guess what?  I'm here two weeks running.  I wonder how many weeks in a row I can keep this up.  I like guessing games.  

We're away on our annual family holiday soon and by family I mean our extended family so there will be 38 adults and a few children all together for a week.  Surprisingly we all get on well and we usually have a lovely week catching up with one another and spending quality time.  This gathering is all my hubby's siblings, their partners, children (nieces and nephews) their partners and now children of the children.  We're part of that now with our 1st grandson attending for the first time this year.

One of the things we like to do together is play games and some of those involve guessing.  The younger children love playing things like What's my Name and the craze the last couple of years has been a game called Werewolf.   We're also partial to things like Trivial Pursuit but for the more athletic members there is also table tennis or tennis.

We also like a bit of karaoke which could sometimes end up as guess that tune as some of us should not be singing in public!

I'm definitely a quizzing person too.  I love doing crosswords and logic puzzles and other challenges.  My sister-in-law set me one yesterday.  I had to work out what the following means:


Any guesses?  (The capital letters are proper nouns.)