Powercut froze me to death.

Last night was just awful, I thought I was going to freeze to death.

I was woken by my mobile phone ringing at around 4am. I ignored the call, I mean who the hell calls you at that time? If it’s an emergency they will call back or try one of our other numbers.

Sure enough seconds later I hear my brothers phone ring from the other room. While straining to hear the conversation i realised that outside a few people’s house alarms had gone off. Power cut I thought. Then my brother confirmed it and also told me ours had gone off too and I needed to go downstairs with him to switch it of.

In my delusioned head I’m thinking why does he need my help? Does he think we have burglars? So just to be on the safe side I grabbed the baseball bat I keep down the side of my bed ( Er… It’s there in case someone throws me a ball at night… What? I thought everyone kept one there! )

He Flashes his mobile light on me in the dark and tells me to put the dam thing away but I refuse. I tell him it’s for our protection. He replies I’m more worried you’ll end up swinging for me in the dark. I just had to giggle. I ask him why he wants me to come down and he tells me ” coz you know where the bloody candles are, I don’t!” duh!! Typical male.

So of we go down the stairs and the alarm is just getting louder and louder. It’s pitch black and we’re both Using our mobiles as lights and they keep bloody going off. I quickly locate some candles under the kitchen sink and light them.

The alarm box is located in the kitchen store cupboard. As soon as he opens the door the noise is deafening. He quickly punches in the code and nothing happens. So he does it again, again nothing. By tUhis time I can feel the noise piercing my ears, it’s really deafening and painful.

He tries a few times more and eventually we realise without any electricity the alarm won’t go of. The noise is so bad I start feeling sick. He just closes the door over tightly which sort of deafens the noise a bit.

It also occurs to me just how cold it is, in the confusion I’ve forgotten to put on slippers and my housecoat. So I go to turn the heating on and nothing. Same problem, without power it won’t come on. Tried to turn on the cooker and realised also no ignition to ignite the gas.

I checked on my nephews who sleep downstairs. It was the older one that had called upstairs to say that the alarm had gone off. Set up a candle for him and told him to stay in bed as its freezing cold. Outside it’s all frosty, temp is -3!

My brother checked that all windows and doors are secure. I made my way back up to bed, I was freezing cold and shivering. I climb into bed and although I only left my bed not even for 10 minutes my bed was ice cold.

I wrapped myself up in my blankets but I was chilled to the bone and the noise from the alarm was driving me crazy. Eventually I got up and put a jumper on and some socks but no such luck. It was like my bed was outside. I could’ve sworn that the outside was probably warmer.

Of those of you who know me well will know I’m always cold and hate being cold. This was just too much. I considered a hot shower but that’s electric too.

Finally after an hour the alarm stopped itself and the power returns just around 6am. I’m thinking great the heating will come on soon with the timer and soon all will be warm. Thinking this I dose off.

I wake up at 7.30 and it’s still ice cold, so cold Infact I can’t even get out of bed. I drag myself downstairs to see what the problem is and realise someone has messed with timer. Aaarrgghhhh!!!

I did switch it on but it was too late as everyone was waking up and the house would take its time heating up. 😦

We all had to get ready this morning in the freezing cold. It was one grumpy irritated household.

Not a great start to a Monday morning. 😦

Me on My A to Z

Decided to do my own A to Z list… perhaps it will help my fellow bloggers to know more about me…

Bikram did his earlier and so did Eva so I’m tagging myself from both their posts.. 😛

Here we go:

A. Make a list of 5 things that are in reach.
Gun, bullets, hacksaw, ice pick and knuckle dusters… er.. just kidding 😛 My 5 things within in reach are… toilet roll, toilet roll brush, toothbrushes and toothpaste and big tub of moisturizer… yes I’m in the loo but not doing what you are thinking… just hiding out coz the house is a little crowded at the moment and couldn’t find a quiet corner. ( I love this WordPress App in my iPhone 😉 )
B. What is your favourite holiday?
My birthday… When I’m Queen (coz right now I’m a princess) it will be a national holiday.
C. What is your fashion style?
Silk frocks and my tiara.
D. What’s your occupation?
I don’t work because I don’t have to ( love saying that 😛 )
E. What do you hear right now?
My two nephews talking about ordering pizza the little ( whose 9 ) has offered ten pence towards his share and the older one isn’t amused.
F. Who was the last person you hugged?
My friend’s baby, he is so cute and only a year old. 😛

G. What random song just popped in your head now?

Madonna – Vogue 😛

H. What did you do today?
Dropped nephew at school, later picked niece up and took her to the orthodontist, went to Mcdonalds, came home, ate and then we both crashed on the sofas, with sky news in the background 🙂
I. What was the last text message you received?
Bank statement from bank.
J. What websites do you always visit when you go online?
Ok this is in order of how I open my sites first Facebook, my blog, google+ then youtube and then I open the site that I have come on for 😛

K. What is your next big planned purchase?
A flat that needs renovating, sale will be complete in a months time, can’t wait.

L. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Niagar falls, Disney World Florida and I want to climb a mountain. (anyone will do :P)
M. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Very very happy 🙂

N. Where’s your tattoo/Where would you like a tattoo?
Don’t like them and would never get one.

O. What are you doing this weekend?
Sleeping and sleeping.

P. If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?
I play piano and harp 😛

Q. What’s the one thing you need the most now?
A certain person to call me up and say hurry up and get here. 🙂
R. Are you a creeper?
What’s a creeper, I’ve never heard of it… is it someone who creeps around? It would never work for me, you can hear me before you see me. I’m just too loud.
S. What is your dream job?
A dream job would be able to boss everyone around and have so much power, be able to bring world peace. Stop all wars, famine and human atrocities.
T. What’s the last good movie you saw?
Bodyguard – Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor… it was really funny and silly this movie.. then it got really touchy and feely.
U. What’s your favourite quote?
“To Be The Best”
“Tere sadgi mai itna hussan hai…. tera singhar kiya hoga …. tere gussay mai itna maza hai…. tera pyar kiya hoga”
V. What is your favourite colour?
Black and Pink
W. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
Always keep tiara on.
Always make sure gowns are silk.
Always know what suits your body shape and size 😛

X. Coffee or tea?
Neither.. Diet coke! 😛

Y. What do you love to do when it is drizzling?
Drink diet coke and facebook and blog ( like now )

Z. What inspires you?
I am my own inspiration. 😛

Please do take up the Tag and lets hear what you have to say ….

Do you find goods in others instead of flaws?

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole, which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water, at the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.”

The old woman smiled, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?” “That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.”

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

Why can’t parents control their kids when eating out!

Imagine a child hopped up on espresso with a little runt of a dog running around.

While we all love children and love having them around but sometimes going out to eat can be a real nightmare especially when we have parents who can’t seem to control their kids and let them run loose in a restaurant. 

What happened to being able to have a nice quiet meal undisturbed? The other day while having lunch with a friend in the local Sainsbury’s cafeteria I found myself wanting to go grab the mother by the scruff of the neck and  give her a few lessons in parenting. 

Now don’t get me wrong at lunchtime there are obviously going to be kids around it’s a supermarket but come on what about controlling them a little bit. Have some respect for the other diners. 

First this child ran a marathon around the cafeteria shouting and screaming at the top of her voice, a few times bumping into people carrying foods on their trays. Not once did her mother say anything to her.

If you feel your child deserves a bit of exercise… well….  hello… we have parks for this!

Finally when their food did arrive she sits her in the plastic high chair. So I thought finally some calmness but are you kidding! It was like this kid was determined to be heard and noticed and not giving anyone a moment’s peace. She starts banging her heels into the bottom of the plastic base of the high chair. 

I felt sorry for the elder couple who were at the next table, you could clearly see this was distressing to them. 

Now I’ve been in this cafeteria with a dear friend of mine and her little girl loves banging her feet of this chair too and if she can’t get her to stop she will remover her shoes. This mother did nothing while I was cringing now with a headache and the deafening noise making me wish I’d stayed at home. No management asked her to control this child or anyone else. I suppose I could have asked her to but was concerned how she might react so choose to stay quiet. She didn’t seem to care what her kid was doing so why would she care if someone asked her to stop her.

Another thing I hate about kids eating out is the mess they make! I sit there and think is this how you eat at home? Do you let  your child drop everything on the floor and spill their drink everywhere? 

There are times I want to vomit. I once watched a mother let her kid just rub everything in her hair from her plate. I overheard her tell her fellow diner that “she always does this!” Well if she always does this then teach her not to! Or better still she is only about 2 feed her your bloody self. Why do we have to sit and watch this disgusting behaviour. 

Bottom line is if you are going to eat out with your children then please control them and teach them some table manners. We have young kids in our house too and we eat out all the time and I must say they would never dream of letting them run blindly around a restaurant or sit and make a mess of their food or let it end up on the floor. They know they have to behave and they do. 

And why do mother’s let their kids out in prams in supermarkets? If you know your child is going to touch everything and pick things up and drop them or shove them in your trolley, then why let them out! Because then you spend the next 5 minutes  trying to explain why they can’t have it or you aren’t going to buy it for them! Then all we hear are screaming tantrums. Sometimes my local supermarket sounds like a day care centre.

Or…. if you know you can’t control your child and it runs all over the place like it’s bums on fire why do you let them out of the pram/trolley. If you know you are going to lose them because you are so busy shopping, why let them loose in the first place. Then it’s me and everyone else that’s got to then listen to you shouting your kids name and then you’re running frantically up and down the aisles searching for your wayward lost child. 

Please next time you are out with kids just have some consideration for the other people around you who are trying to do the same thing as you, but only with a bit of peace and quiet to go with it.

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