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There is a new show on the BBC on Saturday nights called ‘Outnumbered’. I remember watching the first season and thinking how amazing the child actors are – I think they improvise the script. It is so well observed and really does depict family life (at least as I know it!) The little girl, Karen, is especially hilarious and says the cutest things. Here is a trailer of the show.
There are a load of clips on YouTube, this is one of my favourites…
I don’t know if you have seen this, it’s has been around a while but it makes me smile whenever I read these letters – childrens’ letters to God.
Children really do have a knack for getting to the heart of the matter. A friend of mine was taking his 5 year old daughter to school. They were talking about what she had been learning at school. The following conversation ensued.
Daughter : ‘Daddy, my teacher told us God made everything.’
Daddy : ‘Er, yes, he did.’
Daughter : ‘So he made all the people then?’
Daddy : ‘Well, yes.’
Daughter : ‘What did he use for the bones?’
And to end, the shape of things to come?
Kids. Don’t you just love ’em?
On my birthday, I was pleased and proud, nay, I was dead chuffed even, to be approved by the World Blog Council. It just goes to show what a lot of grovelling can achieve and that flattery really does get you anywhere. I am in such illustrious company, I can hardly believe I was accepted, so many thanks to the Prof., the Colonel, Frau von Sauertraut (great hairdo) and all at the World Blog Council. Their gracious comments are below this amazing badge which shows the other WBC approved blogs.
“A good Frau from Dorset with an almost unhealthy obsession with bookbinding. ‘Much of a muchness’ ist a delightful blog written by a woman of many talents. When she ist not hopping around the South of France or Kalifornia, her blogging ist a nice glimpse into the busy life of this creative empty nest. However, when I tried her ribbon binding tutorial, the Colonel ended up tied to his office chair with polka dots all over his popo. But this blogger also has gut hair so ja, this application ist approved”.
Frau von Sauertraut, Cultural Advisor
“Well – I believe our Cultural advisor has summed everything up beautifully and as I am still tied to my chair (obviously I’m dictating this to Ms Tutt) I feel duty bound to grant approval.
Now Frau von Sauertraut – tell me more about this ‘popo’ of mine and how do we get rid of these pesky polka dots…?”
Colonel Reginald Fotherington-Blogworthy II CEO, MD, ARSE
Aw shucks! I’m blushing!
And now for some more exciting news (well, for me anyway….) Here’s a clue.
My birthday ‘celebrations’ might be over, my lovely sons might have gone back to their respective homes and Milo might still be snuffling around, wondering where his new playmates have gone to and although I am sad , as always, when my boys leave, I am also REALLY EXCITED!! It’s been a wonderful few days, the climax of which was the presentation of my birthday present – a joint gift from my sons (and their dad) – an air ticket to Australia – the trip to be taken, as and when I like!
Once I had checked it was a return ticket and I wasn’t being transported to the colonies, I was absolutely thrilled. I am hoping that I can go early in the new year so that it will still be summer down under. I have several friends and a sister who live in various parts of Australia so I hope that I can get to see lots of places. I’m really getting the travel bug but this will be my biggest adventure yet so I am going to plan it carefully. I am open to suggestions of places I really MUST see. Here’s a little music to get me in the mood….
Now I’d better get in touch with my Antipodean friends and family to warn them….
That’s it. I’ve had enough. My replacement garden furniture has still not arrived – despite being promised delivery in 2 weeks, 4 weeks ago. They now say, that they can only deliver my table when there is another customer in my area to deliver to ‘to make it worth their while’. WHAT?!!!! What if no-one ‘in my area’ buys a table for the next 2 years? Do I have to wait that long? They have my money, I want my table!! It’s just as well (sort of) that we are having a rubbish summer or I would be EVEN MORE ANGRY.
I tried to play tennis today and we were rained off after 2 games. I am sick of this weather, so when a friend who is holidaying in Mallorca rang me yesterday and said she had come indoors as it was too hot to sit in the sun, it was the last straw. I secured myself an invitation, booked a flight and am off to join her tomorrow. Who says I’m not spontaneous?
So, a very short post, just this, which is for writinggb who admired the BBC’s ‘Monkey’ Olympics trailer last post. Here is another promo the BBC broadcast a few years ago. I love it. So in the spirit of irony, I give you ‘A Perfect Day’. See how many celebs you can name…