Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Cut your Bills - How to Spend Less!

So the wolf is at the door huh? As the credit crunch bites harder for a lot of us, it may be time to seriously look at where you can make a few simple savings that aren't difficult to put in place. Take a look at my tips on how to spend less and you will find you can save a bit more...

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Citric Acid - The demon within

So it's coming up to spring time and you are still suffering from sore throats and snivels? Have you been taking that vitamin C and drinking a bucket load of orange juice? Think again - you may be harming yourself more than you know...

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Chocolates, Hearts and Overpriced Flowers

I am going to come across as a cynical twisted old crow of a woman when you read this but those who know me know that this cannot be further from the truth. I absolutely hate Valentine's Day and I feel like a romantic leper if I announce this in company because everyone else in the world seems to find it fantastic. Except of course if you are single, widowed or suffering a break up - then you probably hate it as much as I do!
The weird thing is that whether I am loved up or single, I have always felt the same about Valentine's Day because I think it forces such false emotion between couples. Some women I know only get flowers once a year and that once falls on February 14th. It is hardly a surprise gesture when you are expecting it! The other 364 days a year, their partners fail to show any romance but suddenly feel compelled to turn into the milk tray man and join the masses of Valentine's day. It is ludicrous to force such behaviours but year upon year, the general public are sucked into paying for overpriced roses. Check my article out for a jumbo sized rant about why I think Valentine's Day is nothing to celebrate...

Quit working and live like a millionaire

I am fed up of getting emails from total strangers or fraudsters offering to deposit ridiculous sums of money into my bank account. Lately, I am getting emails from a firm that is dealing with unclaimed inheritance telling me that I have been left nearly a million pounds by a long lost relative who lived in India. Ahemmmm. I think not. Tell me, do you honestly think that people follow up on these scammy spammy emails? One person in particular is bugging me at the moment and he goes by the somewhat ridiculous name of Mr Gatuso Bird. Mr Bird is persistent in his communication with me because he feels that he has an offer I cannot refuse.Instead of getting angry, I have gotten creative, so please click on the title and take a look at this little poem - it is dedicated to all my blog fans that share the same irritations as me on the subject!

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Annoying things people say because they can't be arsed to speak properly

Is it just me or do you get eternally pissed off when people cannot be bothered to speak properly. I am specifically referring to their mis choice of words. I have a friend who says to me regularly 'Will you borrow me that dress?' or 'Can you learn me how to do that?'
It drives me up the wall and no matter how many times I try to correct her she still does it.
Another friend of mine cannot pronounce 'fifth'. He refers to his birthday being on the Fift of March. The 'th' just escapes him. Aaargh. And before you start thinking that I am intolerant of people with speech problems, the said friend can pronounce 'th' in other words so it is pure laziness.
I have put together six of my all time pet language peeves that really bug me. I know I should just let it go but I can't. I really get wound up when I hear someone substitute the word specific for pacific. Oh Pur-lease.... Click and enjoy my lovelies! and please add your own if there are any that annoy you - it would be nice to know I am not the only one ready to explode!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Things we believed when we were kids that our parents told us were true!

Can you remember something your parents used to say when you were a child in order to stop you from doing something? Here are some great blasts from childhood that will really make you giggle and you can probably add some myths of your own!

Monday, 26 January 2009

The Simplicity of Grief

Anyone who has lost somebody they have loved will understand the sentiment of this little poem I wrote. It's 10 years this June since my Step Dad passed away and I sometimes feel guilty that I don't think of him as often as I used to. My Mum talks about him every time we speak on the phone - just remembering little snippets of their life together and relating the day she has had to what 'Dad would have made of it all'.
She is settled in another relationship now with a man she loves very much. But Dad will always be in her heart.
The simplicity of grief is about how strange it is that the tiniest, most insignificant thing can upset you when you least expect it. Such is the nature of the beast. The obvious things like birthdays and anniversaries are often dealt with better but finding something unexpected can make you break down with so much sorrow it's like the oldest of wounds have been opened up. Of all the things that could have broken my mum, I will always remember what she said to me - it's in the poem, so please click and take a read. It's sad but it also reminds us that often the power of love is only realised in grief. If we have never loved we would never grieve would we?

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