Friday, April 28, 2006

A new arrival

We have a new member to the Bogof household. Her name is Gertrude (or Gertie for short) and she’s my new tailors dummy.

When she arrived she was lovely and slim. However now, having put my measurements into her, she’s rather tubby ! ! !

I was going to show you a picture of her ‘naked’ but this is a respectable blog…


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Spend, spend, spend

John came home from work on Thursday with a lovely surprise. Every member of staff had been given a bonus and his was a four figure sum ! ! !

Seeing as John worked hard for his bonus it was only fair to let him decide how it should be spent. So it’s being split three ways. John, me and the house.

John has bought himself a new digital camera.

I’ve bought myself a tailors dummy, the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD (yes I know I’m sad…) and series eight, nine and ten of M*A*S*H on DVD. I’ve also done something which my gender doesn’t do – I haven’t spent it all ! ! ! !

The house has decided it would like its share to go towards DIY projects.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Easter weekend

I’m pleased to report that both banned weekends went splendidly.

Hospital radio wasn’t mentioned all weekend which was wonderful – could get used to this - and our banned food were yummy ! ! !

We spent Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday painting. Well isn’t that what Bank Holidays are for…

There’s still a little bit more work to do next weekend so once it’s completed some before and after pictures will be posted.

We had a good try at eating all the Christmas chocolate over the weekend but I’m afraid to report that we failed miserably. There’s still two half bars of Toblerone left plus a hardly touched box of Flake chocolates from my mam (she decided to give us them instead of an Easter egg).

All this chocolate isn’t helping our diet. There’s only 10 weeks to our holiday and we promised ourselves to try and lose a bit of weight before then.

Once the chocolate is all gone we will get back to our diet – honest ! ! !


Friday, April 14, 2006

Banned weekend

No I don’t mean the thing we banned in yesterday’s blog, but something else.

Every bank holiday we have a banned weekend. This is a weekend where food that is normally forbidden because they’re too fattening is allowed.

So this weekend we’re having bacon sandwiches, sandwiches from our local deli, pate, hot dogs, garlic bread, nan bread and chicken Kiev. Plus lots of chocolate, cake, and hot cross buns.

Can’t wait for the next bank holiday ! ! !


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Normal service has resumed

Yes folks, we’re back. Blackpool conference and hospital radio work I’m afraid took up rather a lot of our time, hence no blogs.

To protect our sanity and give us a bit of a break we’re made an executive decision that from now until the end of Easter the subject of HR will be banned.

So what else has happened while we’ve been away. I’m pleased to report that the cold sores in my eye has cleared up and no damage has been done.

I’m in the wars again. Last Saturday I was a bit over zealous chopping an onion and chopped my finger nail instead. I couldn’t bear another trip to A&E so we managed to patched it up ourselves. Whilst I was at the doctors on Wednesday collecting a prescription, I asked the nurse to have a look at it. It’s still looks a bit yucky but is ok. However until the nail has grown back I have to keep it covered with a plaster. Thankfully the chemist had a 3 for 2 offer on plasters…

We now know why there was a lot of banging, hammering etc coming from next door. We don’t think they are very quick at DIY. They are having a brick wall build at the front and it’s taken them two weeks to remove the old small wall and two days to lay a wall nine bricks high. When we had the same thing done it only took a day to do.

We had loads of chocolate left from Christmas so decided to hide them and eat at Easter instead of an Easter egg. As there was too much chocolate to physically eat in a couple of days we decided to start early. Monday and Tuesday saw us polish off a dark and a milk Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Yesterday was half a box of chocolate truffles. Tonight will be the other half… Still to eat is a box of Celebrations and two large Toblerones – and not a ‘Steve’ in sight ! ! !