Wednesday, 2 January 2008

home is where the heart is


Some things:

1. Firstly, Happy New Year.
2. We have just started on our Christmas cake - I never got round to icing it, but it was worth the wait.
3. We will not be driving anywhere after eating a slice each because of the pint of rum I have fed it with.
4. Kate weepily embraced me on the doorstep at midnight yesterday and proclaimed me a wonderful daughter in law and thanked me for producing 'her baby'.
5. Next year we will be celebrating New Year at home.
6. This evening we are reorganising kitchen units and hewing sofas out of chaos. There is dust. But it is VERY nice to be home.
7. The hens are back in lay, because we have been giving them artificial light.
8. We had smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast for tea yesterday. Yum.
9. B has just picked a YELLOW toilet and handbasin up from freecycle for our Downstairs Facilities (tm).
10. There are so many quite unpleasant shades of yellow, aren't there?
11. The bin men didn't come this morning. Should I take our bags in again, or leave them out there and hope that the local foxes don't discover the two rabbit carcasses?
11. There are two memes (1, 2) that I want to do this week. And I still have questions to answer from Before. Hmm.
12. Leo has nappy rash. Does egg white really work?

Tomorrow. Something non-listy, with whole sentences.

13 comments:

  1. Don't know about egg white.

    Proper original Robin starch works a treat if you can find it (its all veg, no silicon) - straight on to clean dry skin it soothes like talc but dries the sores right up and then keeps them dry - great if baby is allergic to zinc & castor oil or regular talc.

    I know, I need to get a life.
    xx

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  2. Don't know about egg white.

    Proper original Robin starch works a treat if you can find it (its all veg, no silicon) - straight on to clean dry skin it soothes like talc but dries the sores right up and then keeps them dry - great if baby is allergic to zinc & castor oil or regular talc.

    I know, I need to get a life.
    xx

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  3. Her baby?! Which reminds me, did you see the programme the other night where people have life like baby dolls made. One customer was a Grandmother who had looked after her grandson whilst her daughter was treated for cancer. The daughter happily survived and now lives with her parent in New Zealand but Gran wanted the grandson left behind with her which didn't happen so she had a 'fake baby version of him made....it was very, very odd.

    Of course we are not odd in the slightest. Happy new year to you all.

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  4. Her baby?! Which reminds me, did you see the programme the other night where people have life like baby dolls made. One customer was a Grandmother who had looked after her grandson whilst her daughter was treated for cancer. The daughter happily survived and now lives with her parent in New Zealand but Gran wanted the grandson left behind with her which didn't happen so she had a 'fake baby version of him made....it was very, very odd.

    Of course we are not odd in the slightest. Happy new year to you all.

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  5. The "her baby" thing is pretty bad. But I'd like to address the yellow toilet and washbasin. No matter how vile or unusual the color may seem on its own, you can probably decorate around it so that it looks fantastic. I say this from experience. My stepdad is a plumber, and as a result I grew up with a tomato-red washbasin that he won as a "booby prize" in a shop raffle. :-)

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  6. The "her baby" thing is pretty bad. But I'd like to address the yellow toilet and washbasin. No matter how vile or unusual the color may seem on its own, you can probably decorate around it so that it looks fantastic. I say this from experience. My stepdad is a plumber, and as a result I grew up with a tomato-red washbasin that he won as a "booby prize" in a shop raffle. :-)

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  7. HWz & KW - quite. *shudder*
    Cheryl - no, no, thank you. And the teething powders arrived today, thank you!
    Beki - yes, that does pass my oddness threshold. Creepy. But perhaps we could get one for Kate?
    Jamie - really? Can I email you a photo and have him suggest a colour scheme? Or perhaps I should have some kind of blog competition? Because I think we are talking 'harvest gold' here :(. However, it is functional. Which is the main thing required of a sanitary facility, after all and inspecting the teeth of ones gift horse seems ungrateful.

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  8. HWz & KW - quite. *shudder*
    Cheryl - no, no, thank you. And the teething powders arrived today, thank you!
    Beki - yes, that does pass my oddness threshold. Creepy. But perhaps we could get one for Kate?
    Jamie - really? Can I email you a photo and have him suggest a colour scheme? Or perhaps I should have some kind of blog competition? Because I think we are talking 'harvest gold' here :(. However, it is functional. Which is the main thing required of a sanitary facility, after all and inspecting the teeth of ones gift horse seems ungrateful.

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  9. Avena cream, made from Oatmeal. Works a real treat.

    "Her Baby..." Blech...

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  10. Avena cream, made from Oatmeal. Works a real treat.

    "Her Baby..." Blech...

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