Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Easter


I went to bed at 8.45am
And got up at 10.30am
I walked the dogs.
And drove to town  to complete the pre-mother-in-law week's shop at an over crowded Tesco's

( I ate my breakfast scotch egg whilst pushing the trolley)
I had " words" with the checkout girl after she had a protracted conversation with the customer in front about her friend having a baby under the age of consent
and I forgot to buy the hot cross buns that Chris had asked me to get, so had to got back for them.

I topped up the Berlingo with petrol
Unpacked the shopping when I got home
Had a row with Chris about buying what he referred to as " cheap shit hot cross buns"
and am now just about to tackle the toilet bowl with the bog brush.
Life couldn't get any better

90 comments:

  1. John your work is never done. I hope the Easter Bunny is good to you this year...you certainly deserve it.

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  2. Lady Magnon made her own hot X buns last year. I don't think they were difficult to make, and they tasted just like 'the real thing'.

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    1. But the man's just done a night shift on ITU!

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    2. You're a hard man Cro.

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  3. such an exciting life you lead! next time, chris should go buy his own damn buns!

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  4. well, crappy hot cross buns are really bad.

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  5. Bless you, what a day so far. Hope to gets better hun.

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  6. s l o w d o w n.....you will blow a gasket and make yourself ill!

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  7. And when MIL arrives everything will be perfect....right?! Always is, that's just how it has to be.
    Would Tesco have nothing but cheap hot cross buns? Is there a bakery around with better ones? And send Chris to get them. Happy Easter!

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    1. Hear hear again.

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    2. Yarrrrrpppp Send him to a bakery to buy his own bloody buns!

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    3. He paid for them.....I think he would have preferred marks and Spencer's!

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    4. They're probably still shit, just more expensive from there!

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  8. Company coming is always a good excuse to run rapid to have the house cleaned up. Happy Easter & enjoy the MIL visit. xx

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  9. Make your own buns, they are easy.Chris and the MIL would approve.
    Jane x

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  10. I went to bed at 11.00 pm last night
    got up at 6.13 am this morning
    had a leisurely morning coffee and bowl of muesli while browsing blogland and writing my latest blog post
    then did some home office work before I left the house at 9.35
    arrived at work at 10.00, worked for a while until it was time for lunch at 12.30
    had an after-lunch coffee with my colleagues at 1.00 pm
    worked some more until I had to leave at 2.45 pm because of a physio appointment
    now I have about 10 minutes at home before leaving for my physio
    after physio, I'll buy some chocolate bunnies for the family gathering on Sunday
    and then am expected for a traditional Swabian Easter specialty at 6.00 pm at my parents'

    Live could't get much better, I agree :-)

    Happy Easter in spite of everything, poor you!

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  11. The first time my sis in law visited she commented on the dusting I had missed (cheeky cow!) the second time I cleaned like a demon! she still commented on a missed area (hateful bitch) the third time she visited... I got her so pissed! she had a meltdown & embarrassed herself so much she does not invite herself over any more (Hurrah!!!!!) Get MIL piddly !!!

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  12. That's my girl. I hope you saved the second Scotch egg for when you sit your arse in a chair later and say "There, that's as good as it's going to get!"

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  13. When you live alone and have no relatives or friends who are going to visit (sob sob) there's no housework to be done. Simple. Problem solved!

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    1. Awwww...... altogether now ;-)

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    2. Thanks Sue. Being on the receiving end of sympathy gives me a warm glow all over. Well, nearly all over.

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    3. And no stress.

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    4. And no Hot Cross buns :(

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    5. As Quentin Crisp said "There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse."

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  14. Put a bit more icing on the Hot Cross buns, they'll taste like M & S's.
    Hope you find a few well-deserved minutes for yourself John, all the rushing around at holidays takes the fun out of them for me.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
    ~Jo

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  15. John, the last time I went to Tesco and the checkout lady had a conversation with the lady behind us and was admiring her new tattoo, we got a free £50 squid Freeview box because the silly moo was so busy yakking that she didn't scan it.

    Have a nice cup of tea and a good sleep. You will feel better after.

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    1. Yea!The patient customer wins!

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  16. Hot cross buns all taste good after being put under the grill for a few minutes and served with butter melting on top. What do you need them for anyway? You made those beautiful cakes for her.

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  17. Are you sure you cleaned the toilet with the bog brush and not Chris's toothbrush .... I would have been tempted after the "cheap shit hot cross buns" comment ;-)

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  18. Have another scotch egg…..f--- the buns.

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  19. Argggh - and it's not just the buns that are hot and cross
    xox

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  20. somebody's got his knickers in a twist...

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  21. i think there is writers symbolism somewhere in those hot CROSSED buns...

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    1. well, it is Good Friday, isn'it?

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  22. tell it like it is.......a girl after my own heart.....made me laugh out loud !

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  23. Apologies should read bloke after my own heart !

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  24. Hand the M-i-L a duster as she enters the door, and tell her that you don't object if she feels the need to remove any that she spies :) At least the loo is clean.

    Happy Easter to you too

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  25. A Happy and Blessed Easter to you, Chris and MiL

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  26. Why didn't Chris go shopping if you were doing all the cleaning ?

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  27. BadPenny got here first with my very question!

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    1. And I hope once your MIL arrives and things settle a bit, you enjoy the fruits of your labours. Happy Easter :)

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  28. Sounds like the ideal morning. I hope at least all your four-legged residents were behaving themselves and not puking up or picking fights with each other.

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  29. Have a virtual scotch egg on me John. You certainly deserve it! x

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  30. Busy, busy, busy. Tell me what is the difference between 'cheap shit' hot cross buns and the standard ones?

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  31. look she will not give a rats arse about buns dust or dog snot art she will have a great time seeing you all so happy just calm down and enjoy the day

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  32. Life is a bitch old lad but hey it can always have been worse. Have a great easter and chillax.

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  33. Ah, reminds me of P shouting at me but it is not just shit hot cross buns it is anything relating to food and my cooking. We have a recurring shit conversation about a shit picnic I once produced which he likes to remind me about when he getting in the car in the mornings and I am about to give him a goodbye kiss.

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    1. speaking of shit food, put a healthy dose of senna in his dinner (curry har har) just before he goes out of an evening and then sit back and snigger to yourself.
      He sounds like a complete shitbag to me, and I am married to a fuckwit lol.
      I decided to stop kissing my fuckwit when I realised the extent of his cheating (before you ask, staying because of fragile teenage daughter, who will mature eventually).

      susan

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    2. He's lovely
      It was just one of those pre visit spats xxxx

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    3. But you sounded so tired John... does Chris do ANY housework at all ? after all, you work too !
      Hope all well xx

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    4. I mean Rachel's husband, not Chris.
      x

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    5. I had a feeling you might susan. P is lovely. I get a lot of shit about my skills in the house but I don't care.

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    6. Bad penny
      Chris works around 60 hours a week minimum
      I only work 11 at the hospital
      So fair is fair...I do all the housework and animal stuff
      It's a plan that works very well xxx

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  34. One ha' penny, two ha' penny,
    Hot cross buns!

    One of my first piano songs.

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  35. I am glad MIL does not visit every month, we could not stand the stress!!
    Have a happy Easter.

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  36. Oh for God's sake - think yourself lucky you don't live in Norfolk, and shut up.

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    1. Nothing wrong with Norfolk as long as you keep out Stephenson.

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  37. Hot cross buns are just hot cross buns.
    Once they're toasted and slathered in butter, preferably enough to dribble down your chin, they all taste the same.
    Tell that man of yours to get a life OR his own effing hot cross bins!

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  38. Do you have milk and sugar on your breakfast scotch egg or just milk?

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  39. Well, maybe Chris can do the next shopping.

    Happy Easter.

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  40. Tell Chris to get off his arse and buy the buns himself, then.

    Love,
    Janie

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  41. I've not had time to reply to all
    Suffice to say sorrel has now arrived, been fed, watered, and gin and tonic-ed and is now settling down in her room in the west wing.
    Chris has gone to bed
    I won't be long going up

    And the chickens stuffed their fat beaks with the cheap shit hot cross buns!
    Xxxx

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    1. Thought you was going to tell us you cleaned the bog with them ;)

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    2. Ooooooh.....a gin and tonic would be lovely!

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  42. I don't care who pays, unless you specify, exactly, on the list what you want.......shut the fuck up and eat what is brought home.
    Just so's you know... I hate shopping.
    Man, I am angry today!
    susan

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    1. Out with anger in with love
      Big breaths x

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    2. Breathing so hard I am hyperventilating chortle.
      Just spent 6 (six!) hours cleaning eldest's bedroom, the tiniest bedroom in the world I might add. Paperwork, computer generated dust and other unmentionables. I didn't do it alone, made him do most of it with my super-haha-vision as I 'ave dun me back in!!
      Hope Ma-in-law having a lovely time.
      Happy Easter,
      Susan x

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  43. A few seconds in the microwave and those buns will be perfect. I hope it's over there in the corner, under the detritus of preparation.

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  44. Too late now that the hens have scoffed them, but I echo Jean - cheap shit buns are ok if you toast them and slather them in their own weight in butter. Enjoy your Easter, John.

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  45. Tell the ungrateful sod to get his own 'effin hot cross buns. It's what I would do. There again, gew people like me.

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  46. Eh "few" people, I meant, not referring to some hidden race of people called "gews" who actually do like me, hope that is clear

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  47. Such is normal life, John.

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  48. It must be cosmic, lots of stress going around. I was called a "drama queen" this afternoon. Breath in- breath out, surround yourself with love. DG

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    1. That damn full moon!

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  49. You should have used the sh.... hot cross buns to clean the toilet.

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  50. Doormat!!! Don't be. Happy Easter to you. xxx

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  51. Reading all the above comments, dear John, for once I have nothing to add. Other than a reprimand to some of your readers: Leave Chris alone. Yes, I know he beat us to your affections, but then your heart is wide and big, with lots of nooks and crannies for all of us.

    Other than that: Thanks for the reminder. I have put hot cross buns on Saturday's shopping list.

    Happy egg hunt,
    U

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    1. Update Easter Sunday morning: I forgot the hot cross buns. Please do take a bite on my behalf, John. Thank you.

      U

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  52. That's what happens John when you get 1 3/4 hours sleep! It all turns to shite right before our eyes!
    Happy Easter to you and yours.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  53. I admit I laughed at your story, but I have no idea how you functioned on so little sleep, and the comments. A nice rowdy bunch here. And I like your MIL because she got gin and tonic-ed. A gal after my own heart

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  54. M & S are doing bramley apple buns this year, lovely with a bit of St Agur cheese inside :)

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  55. Nah stop worrying. There are princesses everywhere!

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