So I have been looking at the way in which dialect is important in making us, who, and what we are .

 ( I know I can get all deep, and serious eh ?  )

 Speech bonds us together, it is the glue of life, so here is a collection of words / phrases, that I have not heard for a while, and thought were amusing,  or just good to hear again, now I live away from Gods own country, – Yorkshire. Or the Socialst Republic of South Yorkshire, as some others would call it ! hahaha

” Wang it ! ”      — Hit it !

” Chunter ” – mumble

” Gotta monk on ”  – In a mood

“Nahden ”  – Now then.

“it’s black over Bill’s mothers ” It’s going to rain.

” Yawanowt” – Do you want anything

” Put wood in ‘ole ”  –  Shut the door.

“Roorin’ ” –  crying

“bobbar ” – poo

” Mardy arse ”  – miserable

” nesh ” – cold

“chudda ”  – chewing gum

” Throng ”  – busy

” Fod ” – food

” Crosseld ”  – burnt

” togger ”  – football

” faff about ” – mess about

” sup up ”  – drink up !

” causey edge ”  – pavement

” spice ”  –  sweets

“pot”    as in i’ve broken my arm , and got a pot on it ! – cast if you want to be posh !!

Hope you enjoyed, 

more to follow soon hopefully

Oh My,

D takes after her mother in an avertion to to TV adverts.!!

J turns the sound down, ( which annoys me ! )

D, now tries to turn off the TV !!  and says

” I’m looking the other way…..   I do not like this, it isn’t a childrens program ”

“Ohh err “, ( in a Les Dawson like kinda way )

 Oh boy, the joys of living with two geminis ( geminiis ?? )

So we went to Swansea, to try and find a bike for D, ( and have a sneaky look at the guitar hero merch. )

Boy was this hard.

It had to be red, and have a seat behind, for her Ted (teddy bear) !

result = no.

But in fairness she isn’t that interested in cycling, as in she would rather use her feet to push the bike…..  she isn’t 3 yet ! so maybe back to the drawing board for ideas.

 Bargain of the weekend was in the end of bin shelf at the local supermarket…   2 bolttles of Bierre Morrati Italian beer for 58p  yep…  2 bottles for 29p each !!  I almost collapsed . It went down well with the butternust squash rissotto last nite !!

I am excited, Slash’s new album is out tomorrow in collaboration with Classic Rock magazine, lets say I ReallY hope this lives upto expectation ‘cos if it does it could  be a classic !! The problem I have is putting my Black Stone Cherry down for a few minutes !!!

 Potatoes….  Dahlia’s…  Cosmos… and sun flowers all planted !!

I have only one vice.


My music collection was getting out of hand.. and due to lack of money, I thought it was time for some DIY. Not the kind of “dad you have made a spice rack ” DIY, but something a bit better. ( and if it was an occasion to use the shed , so be it )

I love my shed, but it has got cluttered over the winter, I think everyman should have a shed, there is someting  comforting about being able to own a shed !!  mine even has carpet !

 Well it took me an hour to clear up the shed, and get the weights out ( second reason for going in the shed ) not quite a home gym, but we are getting there!.

So after tidying my wood pile and realising that I idn’t have that much left, I managed to make something simple, yet stylish, I may grace you with photos, I may not,

 but after last weeks stress, it was comforting to make something, and make it reasonably well. Theraputic almost !

A mixed week really.


Redundancies at work                       

D’s New friend starts school in 2 weeks !!                                                                                              

increased workload + targets                               


Didn’t get redundancy

CV finished and ready to send

D, has started making friends

Owls inch closer to safety

Discovered Black Stone Cherry !

The look on D’s face when we gave her a new chair !

Weekend tomorrow thank goodness, it is not good to wish your life away, but I do look forward to the weekends !!

Petrol prices are rising fast, ( as I keep documenting )

Another 2p on fuel duty in April,

and it is rumoured that the Chancellor is going to add 3p MORE at the Budget next week

Congratualtions Labour !!!   You have officially lost my vote !!

I travel a 72 mile round trip daily to work, With a bus service that would take me 3 hrs+ per day, and I live in an area in the European top 5 for lack of investment, poverty, and unemployment. I NEED A CAR  ( 9 yr old Fiesta mind )  ( if you ( government) had extended the scrappage scheme by a yr, I MAY have been tempted )!!!  

So When the price of petrol at the pump has risen by 15p PER LITRE in the last year alone, you are crucifying me !!!

I’m an average joe, with an average life, and the kind of voter that surely you are looking to attract, So help me and thousands of others out, instead of lining the Treasury, and paying off the national debts ( which I do not think that I personally am responsible for, yet surely own a share in several banking establishments in this country —–   which are still paying bonuses to staff !! )

Come on stop the increase in Fuel duty, !

B**ST**D !!!

 Yes you, who thought it was ok to drive past my car, and smash my passenger mirror

B*ST**D !!

Could have stopped ! nah too much trouble for you eh !!

  Don’t get me wrong I do not drive a Porsche or anything fancy ( 2001 Ford Fiesta ) But hey It’s MY 2001 Ford Fiesta, and something that I own out right, and I’m proud of it DAMN IT !!!! the body work is really good. for a 9 yr Fiesta !! no rust or nothing !!  ( well apart from a little on the inner door, which needs sorting, but to look at you’ll never know….  right ?????   unless you read this… )   HEY stop trying to divert my anger !!  

 I just don’t get where some people get off doing that and driving off !

It’s wrong man, and I’m angry about it !

( Thank god for scotch tape )

No that’s not my mental age, …. or the only time I get out! 

All children grow and mature at different rates.

As a parent we would LIKE our child  ( not in a pushy parent way ) to be ahead in all aspects of development. The trick is do you let this development worry you ??

 D is day time potty trained, and her speech is fantastic, but it is the socialising that she lacks.

Whether it is because she is an only child …?   or maybe it is a confidence thing… ? I just wish she would play a little more and gain a few friends, it would make starting pre-school, easier if she got along with a few other children. She is in fairness fairly clingy. Great with people she knows, but wary of other children, and still sticks close to J.

 Maybe it is a phase, I hope so. she goes to several nursery schools, and interacts with different children.

 Just need to find ways of getting her to  have more confidence around other children.

My daughter had a MASSIVE tantrum yesterday.

She is on the whole a very well behaved child.

she had a good day, what with going to the Library, and then swimming ( her 2 favourite things ) but then in a well known supermarket she flipped ….  for no reason.

 So J, told me the events, and got D to explain why she had the tantrum, last night.

I explained why she shouldn’t have tantrums, and that She had to either walk, or be pushed around the supermarket in the trolley….   she agreed….    so when I asked her if next time she would naughty…   she said…….    ” I might be … ” and smiled…