Saturday, 9 April 2016

Winner!

Amy stayed out last night at her friends. I went to put a pile of ironing in her room and was met with this. I cannot for the life of me get my head around dumping clothes on the floor. It's something I've never done even in a drunken stupor. At least I'm not living in it this week! I just dumped the ironing on the bed and shut the door.
Ingredients have been bought for the Chinese stir fry. We've had sandwiches and cake for tea so I won't be making it until later on. I'm enlisting Mark's help. He used to rustle up a pretty mean Chinese when I first met him. Obviously wooing me under false pretences, as he's rarely cooked since our 'courting days'. 
Mum came down for a brew and reminded us that the Grand National was on today, otherwise we'd have been oblivious. Anyway, we went and put our bets on and guess who won again. Thomas with Rule The World. A grand total of £33 will be coming his way the lucky devil. 
I've been sewing today as well. Nothing crafty though. Mark wanted a bag to lean his gun on, so I was tasked with making one. A microfibre cloth and a bag of rice seemed to do the trick.
Apparently it will reduce 'shake' and his aim will be spot on. He used to do clay pigeon shooting with Ken but they're both older now and don't want to stand out in the cold (wimps), so they go to an indoor gun club. 
Thomas is badgering me for the computer, "I need to do training on a game", so I'll sign off for now, but I'll be back on later to reply to your comments and catch up with you all.

Hope you've had a lovely day.  

xxx

16 comments:

  1. My cousin in Lancashire emailed this morning to say that her son had put on a bet for her on the National, £2 each way on Rule the World!!! Wowzer!!! Just like your Thomas, she's in the money, so to speak!
    I can't understand girls who leave their rooms in such a mess. When I was young I was so proud to have a lovely bedroom of my own and some pretty clothes that I looked after them. I spent hours tidying and dusting my books, makeup, ornaments and things, I'd have been ashamed to have left it like that. And you have kindly done the ironing, too. I'd not have don't that. I'd have shown her the iron and ironing board and told her if she wanted clothes ironed, then she must do them herself. The only way is the tough way at times.
    Margaret P

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    1. Another winner! Fantastic. Thomas has spent £3 of his already on some upgrade or other for his robot roblox game he plays.

      To be fair Amy puts her ironed clothes away and sometimes does a bit of ironing herself. However, I really don't understand this taking clothes off and dumping them on the floor or kicking shoes off and leaving them where they land. It's her room though and I don't do anything in there at all now, it's down to her. Every Sunday she gives it a good clean, changes the bedding and tidies everything away, so it will be spotless tomorrow. Then gradually it goes downhill through the week!

      I shared a room with my sister and my mum was a stickler for tidiness, I think that's where I get it from, but I also think that's maybe why I let Amy 'live' how she wants in her room. I bet when she moves out her house will be spotless haha. xx

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  2. Oh Suzanne. I hate to say it but that is not a bad room. In fact I thought it looked quite reasonable. Enjoy your takeaway and brace yourself for a day when you can't even manage to open her door for the amount that's on the floor behind it. :-D x

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    1. By 'takeaway' I meant your Chinese meal. We had 'takeaway' tonight even though it was my homemade curry. X

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    2. Really? I thought it looked like a tip. I can't stand anything being out of place and I've no idea how she functions with shoes that aren't paired up, tops and bras on the floor, drawers and doors open. It would send me mad, although I suppose I am a bit of a neat freak. I'm glad I'm back in my own room this week I can tell you!

      Love homemade 'takeaway' curry. It features regularly as a meal here. Homemade Chinese 'takeaway' is very rare though and as this involves more than opening a jar of sweet & sour is very adventurous for me. xx

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  3. You would worry more if the room was tidy and she spent all her time in it!

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    1. You know Sue, you should write a little booklet of wise words, because you're right. I'd rather an untidy room and her out socialising than her sat upstairs lonely in a neat room. xx

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  4. Your daughter's room doesn't look half bad! A typical teenager's room, I'd say. And, as you say, it's her room and you can always close the door on the mess. Besides, it sounds like she tidies it up quite regularly; it's just that she's too busy to keep it maintained.

    Congratulations to your son on his win!

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    1. Thomas was over the moon with his win and keeps asking when I'm going to get his money.

      Her room isn't too bad I don't suppose, it's the clothes on the floor that annoys me more than anything. But yes, you're right, it's her room and she gives it a good going over every week. Maybe I should take a photo of that as well, just to give both sides of the story haha. xx

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  5. yes, got to agree, Amy's room doesn't actually look too bad.

    Now. Are you back to daily - or almost daily - blogging again? I hope so, but I need to know!

    well done on the win. Not betting done here, I totally forgot about it, but I wouldn't have put a bet on anyway. I rarely do the lottery (and then wonder why I never win!).

    When you said Mark needed something to lean his gun on I thought 'eh! what?! what does he need a gun for?' glad you went on to explain, visions of bank robber in mask filled my head for a minute ;o)

    ah, men and their false advertising. Bill used to cook for me back in the day, when trying to woo me. Ha. Mind you, the last time he "cooked" for me, it was a soft boiled egg, put on a plate and covered with cheese sauce.

    Yep, that's right. Egg in cheese sauce.

    Egg.
    in
    a
    cheese
    sauce.

    egg in cheese sauce! If it was a ploy for me to never want him to cook again, it worked really, really well.

    egg in cheese sauce. Honestly. I ask you.

    xx

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    1. My tummy is churning a little bit at the egg in cheese sauce. Was it his version of Eggs Benedict do you think?

      I do seem to have slipped back into blogging daily without realising I'm not supposed to be doing that. So, yes, I think there will be something on here pretty much every day again.

      Guns are a funny thing aren't they. I must point out that as big as it looks, it's legal and isn't onsidered powerful/dangerous enough to need a license, although it is still treated with respect because it could definitely hurt you. We thought Thomas would be all over it, especially as he likes shooting games, but he went with Mark once and never bothered again. Plus he never touches it. I think it's a bit like Amy with alcohol, if you're allowed it, you're not bothered about having it because it loses its appeal.

      Ken used to have guns where that had to be under lock and key, there had to be a key holder and the police would check them every year but it became more and more difficult to obtain the license so he downgraded.

      And so endeth the lesson in guns haha. Hope you have a lovely Sunday. The sun is shining here :) xx

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    2. Oh, Sadie, that's so funny! Mind you, it's more than what some chaps of my husband's generation can conjure up! He has a limited repertoire now, but as he doesn't cook often, but he can manage a roast dinner and things like cottage pie. I should consider myself lucky, shouldn't I?
      Margaret P

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  6. My poor Miss 21 was tidying her room for nigh on 7 years! Amy's looks like the room of an OCD clean neat n tidy person compared to my child's!

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    1. Amy has a 7 day cycle in her room. Sunday it's spotless, then it gradually goes downhill through the week. Maybe she's not as bad as I thought, but I couldn't sleep in that, my brain wouldn't switch off. xx

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  7. It looks tidier that Flo's room does right now - her floor is covered with My Little Pony ponies, Equestria girl dolls and Sylvanian families!

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    1. Haha, that brings back memories. Amy still has her My Little Ponies, plus the things that went with them, like a teapot, slide etc. Funnily enough we thought about selling them last year but she was a bit hesitant so I said not to. I'm really glad we didn't now as 'pink baby' will be able to play with them when she visits. xx

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