Thursday, October 30, 2008

I want to scream!

8.10pm a converstion between number 2 & I on his way to bed.

" I do not want to be a Russian KGB for Halloween."

"OK what are you thinking of then?" whilst screaming inside.

"An English butler."

"Oh" what the f... is what is going through my mind!

"Just wear my old suit jacket, a dickie bow, carry a tray & speak like I do!"


"Oh & thanks mum you are the best!"

Bless him!

Halloween is a comin!

Sir L did a good job on the pumpkins this year!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

How many leaves are there in NH?

Interesting fact from the USA Today:

There are 666 million sugar maple, yellow birch & beech trees, the number of leaves is put at more than 600 billion!

Fellow New Hampshirites...let's rake!

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's on!

Thank you for all your kind remarks. Last night we had Blue Poppy & hubby for dinner so the heat went on!

I just hugged those lovely radiators...we have the english ones so you can drape your towel over it so its warm & cosy when you step out of the shower.

Oh life sure feels good right now!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


So the temperatures are dropping rapidly over here in NH & we are waking upto frosts...brrrr!

Will Sir L put the heating on? Not on your nelly!

November 1st is heat day for myself and my three frozen babies!

Number 2 practically climbed into the oven tonight just to warm his hands up...I know oil is at a silly price & is expected to go up & down as fast as my thermals! We all have to make sacrifices. It's a difficult decision less wine or delay the hating coming on...guess which one won?

We are wearing extra fleeces and using our initiative yet today was a little too much on the chill side!

Sir L was delayed on a training course today...I was cold despite having the oven on making my delicious ( if I may say so myself!) homemade chicken chasseur. The thought of him sitting in a warm car for 2 hours was enough..I sneaked the heating on...oh what bliss!

The hats came off as the genuine glow of warmth filled our blue bodies!

A quick diversion here my friend came over for a cuppa with her dog who despite living with a cat decided to chase our Mittens! I put our cat outside so he could be safe and he ran up a tree.

Four hours later in the pitch black of the night he was still out there, mewing away. So after an hour of trying to coax him down (we got him down about 20 feet with another 25 feet to go) Sir L got a ladder and saved him.

My poor baby was fraught and needed many treats to restore his faith in me!

I guess we are down to 7 lives now!

By the way Sir L had just switched the heating off.....have to go to layer on the thermals!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Is this a coyote or a fox?

I found this sunbathing in my garden licking his lips ( I did hope that our cat had not been his lunch!)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A definition of Happiness

This may sound like I'm a sad cow however it brings me great pleasure watching my washing drying in the sun in the garden. The smell of fresh air is delicious when I crawl into bed with my clean sheets...ohhh yummy!
Not many more days for drying outside in NH!
Can you tell I am looking for things to be grateful for & it is not even Thanksgiving yet?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm brain dead today

Things to do today after work:

1. Buy a present for my niece & mail it to the UK.
2. Clean the bathrooms..
3. Go to the gym.
4. Pick up number 2 at 3pm & number 1 at 4.15pm.
5. Put the garden to bed.
6. Rake the 500 million leaves that are in the garden.
7. Clean the car..we live on a dirt road.
8. Mow the lawn.
9. Make dinner,etc etc.

Needless to say I cannot get motivated to do anything at the moment. The weather is warm the views gorgeous and I just feel blah blah, everything is mundane. I need some brain stimulation..any ideas anyone?

Oh by the way I did pick up number 1 & 2!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fabulous Fall!

If only you could buy a real mum!

New Hampshire is so beautiful at the moment with the leaves about to peak enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


So last week Sir L had a parcel arrive..may I add that a big one it was.

When he opened it he had bought a metal this is taking the Yorkshire blood too far.

I could imagine our weekends as we played on the beach he would be bleeping away with a flat cap on his bent head looking like a right sad lad! Hoping to find that "special rare old coin" or a "diamond ring" that had been tossed out of a boat during a passionate argument.

Oh my I could hear people saying "here come the scavvers!"

It turns out that he wanted it so that we could find the well head at 6 sheds which no-one can find. The man who dug it cannot find it, the stick thing did not work so onto plan C.

The best comment from number 2 child was "dad this is a Hobo's dream."

So now when he goes off well head hunting...he says he is off "hobo-ing!"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Calls to the UK

We are having difficulty in getting our family to add SKYPE to their PCs as they do not trust it!

For goodness sakes it is superb!

Does anybody out there know any cheap calling codes or carriers to the UK?

We have been charged $5 for low usuage every month from our international & long distance carrier which is bugging me!

Please let me know.