Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Hello Sailor

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There is something very alluring about a life at sea ………….. all that dancing round  horn pipes, clearing decks and splicing mainbraces not to mention wearing bell bottomed trousers and hats at jaunty angles  …………
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but it helps to be able to swim ……….

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Caught With a Chick in My Arms!

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I find Personal Assistants a bit intimidating!
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They seem so efficient and self assured.
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I went to the office to ask for a timesheet, forgetting that I was clutching a chocolate chick and I felt so foolish!
I have been buying one chocolate chick a week and putting them away for Easter for all my family and friends, but I didn’t like to go into all the where-with-alls with Tallulah…… perhaps I should get her one too.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Madeline and Molly

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This is Molly’s best friend Madeline.  Madeline helps in the Reception Office.
She has to answer the phone a lot which makes her throat quite dry.
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She also has to frank all the important letters.
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She and Molly thought it would be funny to see how much it would cost to post Molly"!
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Not a lot, but Molly couldn’t fit through the franking machine without being squashed as flat as a pancake, so that’s as far as they got!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Tea Boy

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This is Archibald, he is the tea boy in one of the offices where mum works.
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He makes a  BRILLIANT and most refreshing cup of tea. .
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His top tips for a good cup of tea are:- always use a “good” tea, allow five minutes to brew, never use a tea bag twice and a nice mug, with a lovely pussy cat picture can help with the ambience when tea sipping!
A nice cup of tea
It must be lovely to have a job which brings such pleasure to so many parched busy ladies!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

My Cardigan ....... for the Fashionistas

My cardigan is from Baby Gap - newborn - it even has MM embroidered on which is BRILLIANT  - but  ..... it was one of Granny G's charity shop finds ...... sorry !

Spring Is Sprung

Spring Is Sprung
Aren’t crocuses BRILLIANT?!!!!!!
White Crocus

Friday, 26 March 2010

Banged To Rights

Banged to rights
I am not overly keen of Gail Platt/Tilsley/Macintyre, whatever her name is …….. on Coronation Street, her fluttery eyes and the ways she talks in that simpery voice when she is being earnest really gets on my erm….. nerves….. keep her banged up, innocent or not !
Gail Platt

Thursday, 25 March 2010

My Christmas Tut Tree

My Christmas tree
Do you remember in December when the ladies in the office made me an Advent Tut Bag and I got a Grow Your Own Christmas Tree Kit …. well, it’s grown!!!!  I didn’t think it would, but when I looked yesterday it had.  How BRILLIANT is that?
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I am so excited, and I can see another shoot coming up too, so perhaps I will have two tiny Christmas trees to decorate my festive bedroom for Christmas 2010 – that I can say I had grown all by myself! Wooooo Hoooo.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Tickets Please

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The Young Ladies are putting on a show and I am working as “Front of House”.

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When everyone is seated I have to dash backstage to work as prompt in case anyone forgets their lines.
It’s BRILLIANT!  When they come off the stage they all give me a little hug – it’s like being in show business but not with famous people!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Poorly Sick Darrell

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Darrell wasn’t feeling very well yesterday, he is quite a bit younger than us and so we all look after him …
I was concerned
I made sure he was all tucked up and comfortable.
Then Cyril was concerned
Then Cyril came to see if he wanted a drink ……
The Mollie was concerned
And then Mollie came and hummed to Darrell till he went to sleep. I wish she would hum to me……..

Monday, 22 March 2010

Happy Birthday Auntie Jan

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It’s Auntie Jan’s birthday today.  I have made this card for her.  It has 50 bubbles on it – I thought that would be more subtle than 50 candles!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

My Sympathies with Dot Cotton ……..

I helped with the laundry today – it’s hard work ….
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I used Bold with lavender and camomile, it makes everything smell lovely when it come out, even my socks!
Monkey doing the washing
Then I had to tumble everything – BUT if I take things out at just the right time I can save on the ironing!
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I didn’t like sorting out all the socks, what a boring job!
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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Cool, Calm and Collected.

Yesterday Molly went on Mr Collis’s bus with  the young ladies, unfortunately Molly felt a little queasy, but after several weeks with Mr Collis, Mr Collis’s monkey is an expert in such matters and was able to calm Molly down to such an extent that the sick bucket and paper towels were not required.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Molly’s New Shoes

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Molly loved her new shoes!
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When I put them on her feet she was like my Cinderella!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

It Must be Brilliant Being Gorgeous!

This is my friend Sevi Ballamonkey.  He is golfing mad!
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I would rate him as the best looking of all my friends

He is a bit of a babe magnet, and it is often been remarked upon that he could be Brad Pitt’s double!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Shoes For Molly

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I have bought Molly some little pink shoes. I hope she doesn’t think I am being presumptuous, I just worry that her feet might be cold. I hope they fit.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

They’ve Left Me In Charge of Reprographics!

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Hello, how might I help you?
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Do you have a signed permission slip ….. in triplicate?
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Yes, I do have some lovely colours in my A4 paper, my favourite is the deep purple, shall I run off 100 copies off on that, or would you prefer plain white?

Monday, 15 March 2010


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ALL the ladies in the Office have a monkey of their own now – I think they saw me and JUST had to have one too! (E-bay has been very very busy!) It’s great to go to the office now – before it was a bit boring on my own ….
This is me with Darrell, in the check shirt and Cyril in the hoodie.
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Molly is very shy, and the only girl and it took us ages to persuade her to have her picture taken with us.
I LOVE Molly!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mother’s Day

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I gave my mum a special Mother’s Day breakfast this morning.  I made her a nice big cup coffee to get her started, and two slices of marmite on toast.
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I also gave her a heart shaped stone I found on a beach and kept for a special occasion. She sniffed a lot when she unwrapped it and said she thought she was getting a cold.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Gay Abandon!

Aren’t tea trolleys BRILLIANT?
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