Nothing to do with Franny Jeffers !!!

Got the new ( to me ) car on Friday…VW Fox

 Driving it is ….  erm, interetsing.

 It opporates on really low revs compared to the Fiesta, so pulling away at junctions is … err   slow !, just can’t get used to it, but hey it had to be done.

 My fiesta was already pre-sold on the VW website….

125k on the clock, needs a bit of TLC ( not a note of waterfalls to be heard…  thankyou !! )  but it will serve who-ever the lucky owner will be !!


D’s birthday party on saturday….  oh boy…. 15 kids and parents…..

 J says I can organise next years…

 Do not get me wrong the afternoon went really well, but we are all shattered,

 Especially when you cook a shed full of food, and there is so much left over !!


  Go to a party , they are always there. and no body EVER eats them….!



Sunday I bought a coat…..   yep, the hottest day of the year, and I buy a coat, Well GAP had a 30% sale, so….   and I needed it so…..

 D now has this thing , where if other people are talking, and she wants to be the centre of attention, she says  ” ‘Cuse me, I don’t like talking ”  OH WELL THEN !!!

   Oh Boy..

listening to the new Framing Hanley CD,

and a little Chili peppers.


D likes me to sing her too sleep.

I made the mistake though of asking her is she wanted a new song, ‘cos her leyes lit up, then suspiciously said ” about what “.

  I was caught off guard, and only could manage 1 potato, 2 potato etc. Which worked, cos D said ” I like That , I like Potatos !!” 

Then though she said sing a song about dogs !    ( EH??  ) What ?   I couldn’t think of any songs about dogs !!  bar ( how much is that dog inthe window etc etc )

 Then she said like in Timothy Goes To School  ( childrens tv )

 You be Frank , I’ll be Frank, and we can dream about eating beans !!

  By this point my mind was shot !!  ( you have to see the program to understand I guess

Kids Eh…

 Listening to Dirt by Kids in glass Houses.

We got the news we had been waiting for, since last November..

 D has got into our prefered choice of pre-school nursery ( no guarantee of getting into the school….   but a good start ) So there was a collective sigh of relief in our house last nite !! This great news, and makes life SO much easier for J, and her parents when they are looking after D.

 My car has to go in to have the handbrake re-tensioned. I sprained it on a major 3 point turn on some serious hillage !!

“should” get my new phone today, upgrade time finally came around.

jobs day in the paper, etc, but unless you want to work for ” meets the national minimum wage” things are bleak, it is recorded in Wales that every 1 in 9 is now unemployed.!!

roll on the weekend, an in the 2 outta 3 weekends i have family down to stay, happy days !

Listening to 30 seconds to Mars, – This is War.

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 ?? )

 D jumped onto the bed last nite and rolled over army stylee.

I have  never seen her do that before, ever

she is starting to get a bit more adventurous, which is more than can be said for me…

Children have this way of throwing themselves into things head first, and not worrying about the consequences. I think sometimes, – That is the problem, and probably the chestnut of this blog !!- I think too much,

Sometimes you can think about something so much you think yourself out of it, with age comes experience, which teaches life’s lessons, and also – hopefully – common sense – but I think a bit more recklessness sometimes could be a good thing.

 D questions everything, her quest for knowledge knows no bounds, and part of my job role as a parent is to answer her questions, but I find in my life I probably do not ask enough, I hide my head below the parapet incase of being shot down.

Now would  seem to be the time to  ask questions….. of my self also, but there are as adults always constraints, financial, or of time, or am using these as excuses, maybe.

Maybe I need to think a little more like D.

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, !


  Man a point against Swansea on saturday , if they had offered you that before the game you would have snapped there arm off !!

 Preston tonight,

Got to get 3 points. No question. if survival this season is going to happen, then it has to be 3 points.

After this the season run in , gets incredibly hard, all hard games againt teams well above us !

The future is bright…..  the future is blue and White !!