Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Not what you were expecting.














These are not tweed iphone cases are they?
No.
And its a blurred picture.
Sorry. Its such a dull day today weather wise.
But otherwise quite bright. I started with a visit to the dietician with my elderly neighbour who just can't seem to gain weight. It started on the wrong foot because the dietician only called her name once in a very busy hospital department and neither of us heard so he called the next person in. After an hour he came out of his room and called another name at which I leapt up and told him we'd been waiting for an hour. He said 'I did call you' so I didn't exactly say 'well you should speak up young man' but he got the picture.
Then it was very funny to sit and listen to the exact opposite advice to that I normally get, being given to Alice.
Drink full milk, eat more biscuits, have lots of snacks.......

At home I had received my trigger hooks from BFNT and I can't praise them enough. I ordered them on Monday pm and they arrived today. I bet if I ordered them Monday am I'd have got them yesterday. They really are good.

After that I met the men in charge of the ruination of my favourite walk. Their suggestion. Pointless now its finished. We walked and talked. I told them I hated it. My case was not helped by quite old pensioners coming along saying things like'Its marvellous' and 'I'm sure you'll get an award for this' and 'Do you mean to say you've gone to all the trouble of seeding the edges, how wonderful'.
 All punctuated by me saying 'I hate it'.
I can't deny that within their brief they have done a wonderful job. I just didn't think it was necessary.
My Mum was worried about me meeting two strange men in the woods and thought they might get fed of my complaining and throw me in the Goit. (River)
They didn't. They were very polite and forbearing. I did apologise for constantly criticising their great work.

Then I came home to a message that someone wanted 10 sketch books for Friday.
So ..thats why I haven't finished the Tweedy Phone cases.

It seems many of you, like me, do not own an iphone.
The one in the original picture is my husbands. 
You can tell this because it is switched off.

After a visit to the dietician what better thing to do but to nip to the village store, buy frozen chips (not oven) frozen crumbed fish (not environmentally friendly) and a b***** great big vanilla slice. (not healthy)?
I feel full.
Too full.
Ooops..it was Alice who needed to eat more...silly me.

21 comments:

Gina said...

I feel full too. Had a big lunch today with my C & G group and didn't need dinner... but did that stop me? No! Now I'm wondering if I need a glass of wine to wash it down. Very pretty notebooks. I'm always astonished by how productive you are!

Julie said...

You can't beat a b***** great vanilla slice! Wish I had one now! :o) Have to make do with a cup cake! Congrats on the notebooks :o)

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Lovely notebooks.
You need to keep up your energy by eating to do all that creating!

Lyn said...

They look good though Jackie. I don't think I wil make it to Art in the Garden this year, Shan is busy making things this week for it, hope all goes well.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Twiglet said...

Great little note books -the book colour sets your work of so nicely!

Jill said...

I know how you feel about your walk - the NT has done the same to Dunstable Downs. I think they want to keep people on the path, but to me it just looks like a scar across the hill.

karen said...

two whole strange men in the woods!!! You could have said, I could have come for protection!! good luck at art and garden, I will be thinking of you!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I`m not exactly sure what a vanilla slice is, but it must be good. I understand chocolate has been declared one of the food groups, but I`m not sure about vanilla. Perhaps we should start a petition to make it so!

Mary said...

Well, I say Alice received some excellent advice and everyone should follow that excellent advice! Bring on the chips, and definitely the b***** great vanilla slice!

Mary said...

Oh! I forgot to say -- I love the notebooks!

Elizabeth said...

Your notebooks are wonderfull!! What a busy day! I certainly hope that your neighbor gets her appetit back, I would LOV EOT have someone talk to me like that!!! Best be careful what we wish for tho!!!!! youa re sucha good friend! Sorry to hear that your lovely rustic walk was ruined!! Nothing can be left wild it seems!!!

lilylovekin said...

I had "chips" for dinner if that is what you call french fries-delicious!! Love the book covers. Thanks for the kind words re: Lovekin.

ju-north said...

Good for you for talking to strange men! We've been trying for months to influence opencast mining here but where big money is involved you don't stand a chance, unless ....
I believe in the power of prayer!

hensteeth said...

Good for you for speaking up Jackie...
Sketch books are delicious and as I said all the very best for the weekend.

Emma (silverpebble) said...

Good for you for meeting with the path men.

Chips are a health food I tell you

WendyCarole said...

love the sketch books
Vanilla slices yummy

Rosie said...

Despite being sniffy and grot with a cold you managed to make me laugh! We have the same problem with resident MIL - must be LOVELY to have to eat more chocolate in order to keep your weight up!! Hope that happens to me when I'm an old lady, it won't half make up for a lot ...
Gorgeous notebooks by the way!

Menopausal musing said...

You made me laugh too......... (you also made me feel hungry). Well done for speaking up about your favourite walk.

Heather said...

It's not fair is it - half of us want to lose weight and the other half want to put it on and can't. Love the notebooks. My mother would never have let me meet two strange men in the woods!! There is even a concrete path up to the tower on Glastonbury Tor - not pretty but it prevents the turf being eroded by all the visitors who climb to the top.

A Time to Dance said...

oh no I thought it was me that needed to eat more...what a shame..looking forward to the iphone case...I have an iphone and I love it...will you have a male version for Pete for fathers day?

Suzanne said...

Hi'I followed Lynns link to you,
and I just want to say I LOVE the tweeds!!!



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