Well, that's another week-end gone, another Monday here. I'm actually feeling pretty wrecked, I suppose only two hours of sleep will do that to you. Why only two hours sleep? Too many things going through my mind - still, looking on the bright side, I suppose I did manage to almost finish my latest read (Violin by Anne Rice) which I'm having difficulties understanding but more of that in the next day or two. So, apart from not sleeping well last night, what else did I get up to over the week-end?
As you may remember I was expecting lots of trick or treaters with such a bad weather forecast for Saturday but all was quiet.
As many of you are aware Saturday morning usually sees Hubby and I head off for our Breakfast Club where a group of us get together to discuss that mornings papers whilst enjoying a light breakfast - this morning, feeling a touch unwell, I opted to stay at home whilst Hubby (not having been for a while himself due to his health) toddled off, alone.
Hubby away, I thought I'd see what had been happening with you all in Blogosphere but, alas, this was not to be, Blogger was down and stayed that way for most of the day. I suppose it was Halloween - must have been some gremlins getting into the system.
And talking of Halloween. What a disappointment that was, though never as big a celebration here in the UK as with our friends across the pond, we still usually get our fair share of little 'uns (and not so little ones, come to that) knocking at the door with eager cries of "Trick or treat" - not tonight, we didn't. At 4.45 there was a group of three young girls who, nearly wearing costumes (they were 'dressed' as naughty school girls), were really too old, followed at 5.00 by what we thought was a group of even older boys - turns out they had a couple of really little ones in tow who were too small to be seen, being under window height as they were, then, that was it until 7.00ish when we had another couple, our last for the night.
But how's this for a great Halloween competition? Petplan (an insurance company that insures, well the title says it all, pets) in conjunction with WOOKEY HOLE announced the winner of their NATION'S PERFECT WITCHES CAT competition. Congratulations Tiny of London.
The first of November saw Christians all over the globe celebrating ALL SAINTS DAY with special church services.
Browsing through our local Sunday newspaper (The Sunday Sun), after a bowl of Hubby's wonderful vegetable soup, I came across this article of interest. To give you a bit of information before hand - Ma-in-law, after literally more than two years of searching, finally came across the settee and two chairs that she liked some months ago and, after waiting for 17 weeks, it was finally delivered at the back end of September - huge sigh of relief . But no, on closer inspection there were several staples poking through the material and, even worse still, after a few days of being sat upon, the cushions were noticeably flattening. No-one wanted to know, not the shop where it was purchased and certainly not the manufacturer, a well known and reputable company I hasten to add - what to do next? Which brings me back to my newspaper article.
"Lynn Robson was shocked when the Furniture Ombudsman rejected her complaint.
The watchdog had looked at her inquiry about fading on the back of a chair and turned it down.
The reason? They said it was probably down to medication".
Yeah right, I've heard of some excuses in my time but that does rather 'take the biscuit', to use one of my nana's sayings.
Anyway, Ma-in-law dutifully informed, Hubby and I set off to our Sunday night quiz where two members down, we lost.
The 'Snowball' question also went unanswered and, as a bit of 'fun', I thought I'd post the question (answer to be posted tomorrow) and see how many of you get it.
? Name, by area, the five largest states in the USA.