Sunday, March 12, 2006

Mundane in the membrane

I haven’t had much to blog about recently. Life is fairly mundane just now with the usual day-to-day domestic chores taking precedence.

Baby has a cold. She has the rotten bug that we have all had and it is making her miserable. She is a coughing, snotty, clingy creature. Poor darling. I remember how horrid it feels.

My ipod is pretty much lost I would say. I did put up some notices around Appledore but I don’t hold out much hope. I guess if it’s meant to come back to me then it will. I am still mad at my credit card company. I think the worse part about it is that it’s Marks and Spencer’s &More card. I trusted M&S, they are an established good old British company but I feel let down by them. I am keeping my money in cash under the mattress from now on. I won’t let the Big Bastard Corporation steal any more money from me!

On the upside I adore my cleaner, well not her personally, although she is very nice, but just having her makes my life so much easier. She comes for 3 hours once a week and it really helps me to keep on top of the cleaning rather than feel as though I am drowning in it. Sometimes it becomes so overwhelming that I can’t do it at all and just go out rather than face it!! It's a joy having someone come and do a deep clean once a week.

I am having a business meeting this week with a potential partner. He has access to many beautiful and very old fabrics that he would like me to sell. We would then split the proceeds. I’m looking forward to meeting him and seeing the fabrics he is bringing with him!

Jasmine has learnt to play the guitar this week. Last Sunday she went off to visit her gran, the grumpy old woman to you, and came back having learnt how to play the guitar. How cool is that? She can now play 'The house of the rising sun' and 'Walk away' by Franz Ferdinand in less than a week. The girl's a natural!

I met a friend in town this week. She has just split up with her partner of over 20 years. They have one child. She has not been happy in her relationship for years and she has just taken the courageous step to leave and live on her own with her child. I have never seen her looking so happy and radiant. The move was obviously a positive one for her and so far things are very amicable with her ex-partner, both of them trying to do what is best for their daughter. I hope things work out for them all.

I’m baking today. Leek and gruyere quiche and possibly some sort of cake, I don’t know which one yet but a little peek inside the pages of Nigella’s delicious book will probably inspire me.

Bye for now x Pin It


grumpy old woman said...

Love the picture of your cleaner!
Thank you sooo much for working on my blog-site Dons. I can view it now and I love it.
Good luck with the cake ~(:o})=

Calamity Tat said...

Poor baby :-( Titch has been unwell also but much better now. Tit, poo, bum about the ipod. Great photo of B above. Did you get my last e-mail?

euro-trac said...

Cool about the cleaner!
Cool about the guitar!
Cool about your friend finding herself!
Cool about your business partner!

Not cool about your ipod! :-(
Really, really not cool about your gorgeous
little baby! :-(

Cool you've left a post! :-)

euro-trac said...

Where did you find that picture of me cleaning my floor? ;-)

ramblingwoman said...

You know Dons, all this talk of Nigella made me go and buy her book the other day! Wow what recipes! Haven't made one yet. Knowing me it will be the lemon drizzle cake - that's something I do anyway, but will be interesting to try another recipe.

Didn't know G.O.W. was your mum!!! (or hubby's mum?)

The Devil Makes Work.......for idle hands said...

Hi Dons, hope the meeting with the potential partner goes well - ohhh, more fabrics for me to lust after and purchase!!! ha ha ha.

ramblingwoman said...

No, Dons,you haven't missed anything. The letter didn't come yesterday - hope there's something in the post today. Also, no news on the house - we've made an offer but they haven't accepted it....yet!

Léons Life said...

I hope things work out with the business partner, keep us informed.

I too have a cleaning lady, and she is worth her wait in gold. I say pay them well and buy little presents now and then, because it's important to keep someone that is good and that you can trust. I love you Manuela

Molly Bloom said...

I wish I had a cleaner. I hope your baby is better soon. Nigella is fantastic. I would recommend the Madeira cake. It is so lovely and everybody goes 'ooh' when they taste it. I'm working my way through that book. Marvellous.

euro-trac said...

I've just noticed that you're an Aries!
So, when's your birthday then? :-) soon....

Molly Bloom said...

I just read your commnet on euro-trac's blog. I can totally relate to what you said about upsetting people and stuff. It's very strange isn't it? How we are all chatting and we've never even met. I suppose I find it easiest to write my feelings rather than speak them, that's why mine is more emotional.
I'm meeting Lettuce on Friday - looking forward to it!

Max said...

I can see that lady calling Claims Direct when she slips over in her high heels on that newly washed floor...