Sunday, 9 March 2008
Friday, 7 March 2008
In other news we fought to get F a meeting with her former employer to air her grievances. This was easier said than done and took more than a little gentle coercion. The meeting took place on Tuesday and after a hearty lunch we rode off into battle. We were faced with a weasly looking f**ker who was one of the H.R. top brass along with a representative of the Chief Executive's department (the latter being there as we had taken F's plight to them upon being ignored by the former). The weasly one decided that he was going to use aggression in order for us to realise just who was in charge - unfortunately for him I was more than happy to take him on and play him at his own game and he soon settled his little self down. It's amazing what you can achieve when you stand up to these people. This man was also unable to defend his own statements from reasoned arguments and he actually ended up looking foolish a lot of the time. The lady from the C.E.'s office was quite the oppisite and we're hopeful that she will investigate matters fully. Time will tell. It's not my fault I'm bolshy...I blame the parents!!
I have finally sent off my application form for the University course I'm interested in. That went off last week so I should hopefully hear something soon. If that doesn't come off I'm thinking that I may just go down the OU route. I'm certainly going to invest my time (and F's money) in something.
So that's about it. Well, obviously it's not, there's been lots of other stuff going on but those are the main things in recent times. I'm not going to promise to update regularly because it isn't likely to happen!! Do check back and there's a possibility you will see something new. There's also the possibility that you will be disappointed!
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Monday, 7 January 2008
Friday, 4 January 2008
Thursday, 3 January 2008
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
I have been shamed into doing this post. I was at Akelamalu's house yesterday (not a strange thing on account of her being my mother!) and Queenie was there - she of the random ramblings fame. Queenie asked when I'd be posting again seeing as she was sick of seeing that "bloody picture" of my foot...! "Charming", thinks I...and I thought I was blessed with lovely feet, althought they are not quite at their best in that picture, I admit!
Anyway, a new year has dawned and for the first time in our adult lives F and I saw it in free from alcohol. A glass of water, a pear and a raspbarry leaf tea were our vices! We have come to the conclusion over the past few weeks that our consumption of wine and beer was starting to become silly - I won't go into details but we have decided to try to turn over a new leaf. I say try, because the drinking malarky has become a habit, and habits, by nature are hard to break. I suffer from Crohn's disease and as alcohol has a nice side effect of messing with your digestive system this is indeed a "must" for me...I've just changed consultants and don't want to start out lying to him by telling him I only drink 28 units per week!
I was silly enough to smoke for several years and anyone that smokes knows how difficult it is to give that one up. I'd watched Akelamalu stop smoking one New Years Eve without any external help, simply willpower. "That looks easy", thinks I and off I popped to attempt it...enter humiliating failure! Anyway, a few years later I attempted it again and with just one smallmishap (two puffs on a cigarette which tasted disguting) I have stuck at it and I can't say I've been really tempted since.
So, with that in mind I belive that I can break this habit and start to enjoy alcohol again as an occasional indulgence rather than an everynight quest for oblivion...ok, it's not quite that bad!! How my prose can carry me away sometimes!
F, on the other hand, has a slightly bigger challenge. She being a, ahem, good girl, has never smoked so she hasn't ever faced the challenge of ridding herself of that demon. Therefore, I shall be there to offer my unwavering support when that time of day comes round and a cold glass of white wine calls sweetly from the shop over the road.
One thing that I have done is started to drink more green tea. I've always enjoyed green tea anyway and its health benefits are now beginning to be proven. My plan is to have a cup of green tea when I'm feeling a little weak thus quenching my need for that other liquid substance and reminding myself that the drink I'm taking is doing me far more good than harm. I sweeten my tea with honey (Manuka is best, but Asda didn't have any!) and now add a half teaspoon of crushed cinnamon which not only aids digestion but has been proven to lower cholesterol and aid weight loss.
Time will tell as to how long this new leaf stays turned but I aim to keep you informed of how it goes. Besides, those "experts" say that writing down a goal or resolution and sharing it with friends makes it more reinforced and harder to break. So friends, support us on our quest to become alcohol free and official bores at parties!!!