Stuff I did
Trip Start May 27, 2010
97Trip End Aug 31, 2011
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A recap of the last couple of weeks will reveal that I...
...have been reading a book and that, is something very unusual for me.
...have been baking. I made an amazing lemon cake and had to whisk the butter cream icing without the aid of an electric mixer. My muscles hurt.
...have listened to people make stupid comments, such as one girl I overheard in the tea room sharing the fact that she'd had a colon irrigation a couple of days earlier
...developed a panchante for Poundland. Scrimping and saving has never really been a strong point for me, and sometimes I've even been a bit snobby about buying things on the cheap (eg spending £36 to have two pairs of tights shipped to me from Australia). But I have seen the light, and now know that Poundland is the way forward. Everything costs £1 in there. Not like the $2 back home where some things are $2, some things are $2.99 - what's that about? Anyway, I've been able to get all manner of things at Poundland, photo frames, kitchen stuff, batteries - a 12 pack of batteries for £1? That's unheard of! It's the way forward.
...spent time with Phil's family nutting out a menu for our party on 28 January, and got together some decorations and bits and pieces for the night.
...pondered just how much toilet paper one should use when they go to the toilet. At the pub on a Friday night one of the toilets was out of order, so I asked the girl in front of me to hand me some from her cubicle. She politely did so, but when she handed me five sheets and I realised she wasn't reaching back to get me more, I was left thinking "what the hell can I do with five sheets? It's not even three ply!" I was outraged, but made do, thankful I didn't need to do a two.
...did a good deed and returned a mutt of an animal back to the chav house it escaped from. The chavs over the road, who I've discussed before, had left their house, but had left the front door unlocked. Being a windy day (aka being England) the door blew open and the dog took his opportunity and wandered out into the street. Given that I'd seen the chavs leave earlier in the day, I knew they were all out, and so suggested to Phil that we do the right thing and return the dog to the house so as to avoid the little old lady walking her little old dog dont get mauled by the ugly brindle mutt. We did so, but as soon as I pulled the door closed it opened again, and the dog was off. Later, we saw the chav dude come home, looking aloof and wondering why his front door was open, and why his dog didn't come when he was called. Lock your door you loser.
...started thinking about what clothes I can take to Thailand, and getting suitably excited about that. It will be great to be there for Nat's wedding, but also I can't wait to get some sun on my skin. Living in the UK for 18 months has seen my skin turn almost translucent. It will be great to chill out and eat Thai food and drink Thai drinks. And swim in a Thai pool. Ride a Thai elephant. Oh, and I bought some bathers! I haven't worn bathers since I was at school. No word of a lie. This should be interesting! Thankfully we have our own private pool and spa.
...watched the boys struggle to get the treadmill upstairs into our new makeshift gym, and then turned the speed up as high as I could to see how fast my husband could run.
...got drunk at the Hares & Hounds. No surprises there!
...thought about what I'll write in my blog next week...