Tuesday, 10th January 2016


36 responses to “Tuesday, 10th January 2016”

  1. xenium1 says :

    Up & at it, girl!

  2. Sleepychow says :

    I didn’t know ducks used toilet paper.

  3. Tybo says :

    This people following blogs is odd, isn’t it? I think it must be on the back of twitter. People following in the hope that you will follow them and then be bigger and cleverer (or however it works)

    I have a steady trickle of people following the blog I have set up for the comic my friend Denny and I are working on (this is a complete lie as I have done my bit and she is working on it now) But the thing is, that blog is currently just a skeleton really, waiting to be fleshed out before launching.

    It makes some sort of sense to follow one like this where there is something new every day. But following an unfinished bit of scaffolding which hasn’t changed for a month seems a bit peculiar.

  4. Bill0 says :

    I’ve only just got up. Idle moi?


  5. Tybo says :

    Ah, but have you, Bill? Did you check that fitness app thing? You might have been up for hours.

  6. Bill0 says :

    Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling is on R4 Extra.

  7. Bill0 says :

    I haven’t checked tybo. No need as I feel so much fitter than yesterday.

  8. Tybo says :

    I am thinking of getting one of those Samsung watch like things that they keep advertising on the telly. Apparently they make you run around and get really fit just by putting them on your wrist and only cost a hundred quid or so.

    I think they must have little spikes on the underside that stick into your flesh and electrocute you if your heartbeat falls below a certain rate or something.

  9. Sleepychow says :

    That’s how I understand it, Tybo.
    You like a post or you click follow in the hope folk will click on your site and like or follow.

    It kinda works here when I see a new bod. I have a look (that gives them a click) then I linky it here (potentially more clicks).
    The more clicks more potential for paid adverts from WP.

    You never know, we may find a belter of a blog this way.

    There was one the other day which was a person doing dog portraits on material – for cushions or the like – but I didn’t post a link because it seemed like simple advertising, plus the English grammar would’ve sent Xen in to a frenzy.

  10. Sleepychow says :

    … and sit 2, 3, 4 and sleep, 2, 3, 4 and rest 2, 3, 4.
    Snooze 2, 3, 4.

    That’s 20,000 steps on your app, Bill0.

  11. Bill0 says :

    The phone’s done 19 steps sitting on the shelf.

    Freshly made mushroom soup for lunch. Yum.

  12. brusselsexpats says :

    Afternoon all,

    Hope the weather isn’t too glacial and all are well. Friday was “get rid of Xmas decorations” day – tough job that but well worth it, otherwise I’d be looking at the tree till the end of February.

    Had snow on Saturday and as nobody grits the roads when the first snow falls on a weekend, it was a sofa day looking at my DVDs of the Missing Series 2 and Enchanted April to make me think of spring.

    Hit the sales on Sunday, well only bought two things in sales, the rest were from the new collections.

    This weekend is busy. Friday a sold-out performance of Jesus Christ Superstar; Saturday probably Bruges to look at the Venetian Carnival show along the canals and Sunday, our club’s New Year brunch. In the evening I might try and get to China Light at the Zoo.

    This morning I booked a performance of Obsession (based on classic film by Luchini Visconti) for June 18 staged by the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, directed by Ivo Van Hove and starring Jude Law. The Singel arts centre, near where I live, will bus us to Amsterdam for the matinee performance at the Carré theatre, then back again afterwards – no coffee-shop stops on the way unless it’s the on-the-level variety. I’m really looking forward to it, the performance that is.

    Anyway, rather busy at work. Have a good day all.

  13. Bill0 says :

    I bought underpants in the sales. Nuff said.

    It’s a reasonable 8° here with some sunshine.

  14. Bill0 says :

    Sherry anyone?

  15. brusselsexpats says :


    Well they are necessary, especially in cold weather.

    Do men still wear long Johns? They were mandatory before central heating.

  16. Bill0 says :

    Yep Bru. In my search for the perfect and cheap underthrunguler, everyone did long johns.

    I have trouble taking myself seriously at the best of times. Knowing I was wearing long John’s would reduce me to a permanent state of giggles.

  17. xenium1 says :

    Mum’s home. Appointment with the Parkinsons specialist tomorrow & it’s likely someone will be coming in the mornings to help get her up, washed & fed. We’ll see…

  18. Tybo says :

    Best of luck with it, Xen, Hope they do what they are promising.

  19. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Hope you can get a decent care package. The husband of one of my cousins had Parkinsons for a number of years, died in Dec 2015. It was pretty stressful for all concerned.

  20. brusselsexpats says :

    Xen – hope all goes well.They can do a lot for Parkinson’s nowadays if they catch it early enough.

  21. xenium1 says :

    And now I’ve got full-time hours in Embra next week. 9-5. Can’t really refuse – foot in the door n all that. Any other weeks that come available shouldn’t be full-time hours.

    We’ve got time to arrange stuff for my mum though. I think…

  22. xenium1 says :

    Cheers, guys.

    Though they seem only to be talking about Parkinsonisms at this stage…

  23. justamentalpatient says :

    xen, make sure you are there when they come out for the care assessment.. OG downplayed his problems and I had to request another assessment to get a better package for him.
    Also ask about a carers assessment.

    Best of luck, xen.

  24. justamentalpatient says :

    In other news, skinny bro came ofer yesterday. We had a good old chat and I got us a pizza and a few beers. Aldi have messed up his pay, so he’s struggling this month. Made sure he had an extra pizza to take home with him.

    He is coming round to having Jack done and I pointed out hat he only had one ball…so we had a bit of a laugh..

    Took him to the club for a couple of pints before he had to get the last bus home.

    Couldn’t have got through last year without him.

    I love my little brother!

  25. interiorbc says :

    good mum’s home xen.
    justa is absolutely correct, don’t let mum play down any problems, she needs a good assessment so that means disclosing all issues, even if she or you might think they are minor.

    The mr did that last year with the pain from his accident, and that didn’t go well initially, although it did fortunately end well.

    good thing you have skinny bro justa, what a good sis you are too!

    getting glacial again here bru, about 15cms of snow yesterday and the night before and now -17C again and getting colder.

  26. GrandpasBarn says :

    For those with long memories (the ‘dingo baby’ case), here’s an interesting one – RIP Michael Chamberlain

    (xen – best wishes for Mum.)

  27. xenium1 says :

    That’s a weird one, Gramps. Read it in The G today. I see the couple were cleared – rather late. Never really followed the story though. Was it a dingo?

    Wiki? 😉

  28. interiorbc says :

    I know it’s the fail xen, but it has the timeline of events etc…what a sad story…

    “Jul 19, 2016 – Lindy Chamberlain says she can NEVER forgive ex-husband Michael – 35 years after they were accused of murdering newborn daughter Azaria in the dingo snatch case that shocked the world. … Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton has revealed she can never forgive her ex-husband, more than three …”

  29. GrandpasBarn says :

    Yes, turned out to be a dingo attack. (The G beat me to a ‘RIP’? They’re normally a few days behind with deaths – just like with their news).

  30. xenium1 says :

    ITN offering tips on cutting down food waste. Tips?

    How’s about not buying crap ‘cos you think you’re buying into the lifestyle in the ad?

    Oh, & why not try eating what you buy? 😉

  31. xenium1 says :

    Just heard an aunt had a stroke & was in the same A&E as my mum a little earlier on Sunday. Nobody there said anything – they’re both elderly women with the same (not particularly common) surname. (They married brothers.)


    All I can say now is “Feckin’ Ell”…

  32. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Have been to sign in again.
    Good excuse to go to the nearby Polish shop, for Polish Jaffa Cakes, which come in a wider range of flavours. The apricot ones are especially good.

  33. interiorbc says :

    Just heard this and thought I would share…when I was driving to the hospital the night the mr was hurt many years ago (remember last year’s true horror tale?) this was on the radio, I bought the tape and played it over and over while he was in hospital…he survived, your loved ones will too:

  34. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Good news about your Mum, Xen, sorry to hear about your aunt. x

  35. interiorbc says :

    sorry about your aunt also xen…

    off for a few days, take care all.

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