Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Busy, busy, busy...

It's been a hectic day at the Blethers household - and overall pretty productive. DD1 is in the process of switching from glasses to contact lenses. She obviously has a stronger constitution than her mother as I almost gag at the prospect of anything smaller than an elbow going near mine! She had ONE put in and we had to stoat around Cardiff for an hour to see how things went. We spent the time mooching around charity shops - DD1 got a brand new top but I had no luck in the yarn department:( After coffee, the one-lensed cyclops and I returned to the opticians to have the lens removed again. Interestingly, the optician is unclear if DD1 will be able to tolerate lenses as her anti-inflammatories affect her eyes, with some minor irritation already present.

From there, we headed off to the Business School, Cardiff University for their Open Day. DD1 has applied to 3 local Universities and has been offered provisional places with each. She has to make her final preferences by the end of this month ...

Hair do's came next... So, 2 well coiffured Bletherettes then headed off to B&Q to buy some jungle like foliage to replace the huge Yucca plant that TJ, the black cat, used as his own personal convenience and its now looking more than a little worse than wear! The plant, not the cat!

DD2 since we came back from Egypt last year has been begging for homemade Chicken Maryland which she is convinced is an ancient Egyptian feast, a favourite of the pharaohs:) Bless her, it must be given that she ate it in an authentic local restaurant in Luxor, eh?? Madam got her wish - so we are all now lounging around, full to the gunnels!

Something to look forward to tomorrow morning - yarn delivery!! Whoopee! I found a card saying that the postman had tried to deliver a parcel this morning but was unable to get a reply. The blooming postie plays games with the 3 dogs - waggling things temptingly through the letter box to get the 3 scruffy mongrols to bark like the Hounds of the Baskervilles!! Anyway, we had ignored their pathetic 'Wuff' this morning as it didn't sound nearly loud enough to indicate postman games... BUT there is some beautiful Yorkshire Tweed Aran in Wild Plum from Janette's Rare Yarns ( waiting to be collected from the depot in the morning. Have now to confess to DD1 that I managed to get outbid on eBay for a secondhand rat cage ... which sold for £2.70! Oh, the responsibility of having failed and have left her 2 rats living in overcrowded circumstances ... Better practice with the eBay trigger finger tonight!



Blogger gilraen said...

I so agree about anything smaller than elbows, my eyes are watering thinking about it!!! :)

Thursday, March 22, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

lol Mine are watering so much, my specs are steaming up!

Thursday, March 22, 2007  
Blogger Kendra said...

Sounds like you and your daughter had a lovely day. The chicken story made me smile.

Saturday, March 24, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Kendra, DD2 has a brilliant t-shirt which reads 'I live in a world of my own - but its a great place to be'!! That sums her up beautifully:) And who am I to say the ancient Egyptians didn't munch their way through mounds of Chicken Maryland [though I suppose the clue is in the geographic leanings of the dishes name;)] Mind you, whilst we were sight seeing around the stunning Luxor Temple, we came to the Great Hall which has over 150 massive columns, all intricately carved, to support the roof. As you looked through these breath taking pylons, surveying the scene - a MacDonald's restaurant kept impacting the view in an almost surreal way!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007  
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Sunday, March 25, 2007  

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