Thursday, 21 October 2010

Turquoise Kitchen Accessories

Those of you that know me will be well aware of my love for the colour turquoise at the moment.  Because of which I thought I would see what items I could find on the Internet that are this lovely colour.  I found a great site called Boutique Provencale which have many items all in my favourite colour, see below....

Fab Turquoise Corkscrew!

Fab Turquoise Glasses holder!

Turquoise  Side plates.

Lovely turquoise Beach Bed

Spotty Turquoise Cutlery set!

Salad Spoon Server.

Salad Bowl.

Turquoise Lemon Squeezer!

Turquoise Placemat

Well there you go... A few turquoise kitchen accessories..

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

I must be old fashioned!

I must be old fashioned as I have many old fashioned views.  I was taught that if you want something you SAVE your money and then when you have saved enough, you can then BUY it.  What did this teach me?  Well for one I don't buy anything I don't really want, so I don't waste money or buy things on the spur.  Also I actually LOOK AFTER what I have bought.  Why isn't money management taught in schools?  Luckily for my kids they have been taught the value of money and will not become another debt statistic.

Recently I looked at buying an expensive Italian leather sofa.  The salesmen face was a picture when I said I didn't need credit.   I told them if I needed credit then I couldn't afford the sofa and wouldn't be stood here. They looked at me as if I was an alien.  The next thing the manager and every other sales person was sat around me on this fine sofa trying to convince me how a phone call could get me a really good deal!  They must of thought I was born yesterday.  I would only get a discount if I committed to buying the sofa there and then.  They were really quite pushy so I kept them there for a while, letting them use their sales bull to try and get my money.  This just made me more intent on wasting their time and NOT buying the damn sofa.

I hate this buy now pay later culture.  Who invented that??? To me that is madness and will only result in debt, hence today's problems...

The mourning of our beloved friend!

I have probably posted this before but I think its relevant today...

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Cuts cuts cuts - what ever happened to good old common sense?

All the news is talking about is government cuts and I am sick of it!  It is just great, the banks get the whole country in a mess and its US who has to pay it back!  Great, that makes perfect sense.  Our whole society (well those less well off) will suffer because the top banking bosses who have no common sense couldn't manage our money. Our government who allowed these wankers, oops I mean bankers, to make these mistakes are now thinking its only right WE all pay for it.  Yes let the hard working tax payers cough up.  Not the rich top bosses and government officials who made the mistakes and who earn more in a year than the average person will earn in their life time.  No why should they take a pay cut.  Their jobs are far more important than the average Joe Blogs.  Just because they made the country in serious debt because they are inadequate at doing their job they keep their high salary.  mmmm yes that makes sense!

Ohh and all the politicians who have been taking the piss with their expenses keep their jobs and high salaries... mmm yes that makes perfect sense!

What a clever, intelligent and perfect country the UK is....NOT!  We have to put up with such pathetic egotistic politicians running our country to the ground and incompetent bankers.

What happened to common sense??????? 

I have an idea.  How about SACKING every politician and top boss who is inadequate at doing their job. They got us into this mess! Or how about every single politician taking a pay cut because they are obvioulsy not doing a very good job.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Loving Facebook

I can't wait to watch the film about facebook. It really is the best social networking site. It has helped me personally over the past few weeks as my dad who lives 230 miles has been ill having chemotherapy. With group emails all of my family down south have been able to keep me posted of what's happening. It really has been a god send this past couple of weeks.

Recently I read a story about a child who had died, and the story of how she died rang a bell as I have a similar story.  Basically it touched me I wanted to wish the family well.  I found the father on facebook and within a day he was in my friend list and was receiving mail from him.

So well done Facebook, brilliant invention.  I should have thought of it!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Monday, 11 October 2010

I am a Gemini - This is what I am like...

If you always liked the thought of having many wives but would prefer the upkeep one then you should be looking for a Gemini woman.   With a Gemini women you are guaranteed at least two wives and on the occasional weekends as many as three or four!

Naturally there is a small catch, with Gemini women you will have trouble settling her down long enough to take anything too seriously as her mind is always travelling.  When you look a little closer you will find that the several women that make up a Gemini are a romantic one who is capable of intense passion. Depending on her age you will find a Gemini woman fickle and unpredictable to some extent.  First she will love you for your smile, the way you walk and talk, then once the novelty has worn off she will reverse to criticizing everything from your socks to your haircut with clever sharp sarcasm.  However don’t let this put you off the market for a Gemini as remember you’re getting more than one which is a bargain.

Gemini women are not daft; you will find many of these women as lawyers, producers, IT experts, Doctors and many other careers which need some amount of brains. Imagination is key with these women.  If you want to be loved in imaginative ways this is the type of woman for you.

They can play the giddy party girl to perfection, and then change into a demure and adoring housewife, where she can quickly switch to a serious intellectual talking about politics, philosophy but then suddenly turn into a buddle of nerves showing raw emotion, tears and fears.

Once you have proposed to your Gemini woman you can pity all the men who are doomed to a life of monogamy with just one woman.  You will have several wives with your Gemini, wife one will be able to adjust too just about anything you throw at her.  If you expect faithfulness this won’t be a problem. If you plan to move around a lot with your work she will relish the adventure of setting home in new towns.  She will have a smart head for business and back all your plans.

Wife two will be moody and will challenge you mentally.  She will not be easily shocked by life nor have any preconceived prejudices.

Wife three will be bored and depressed with housekeeping routines, the beds maybe unmade and dishes may stand in the sink.  However she will be very affectionate and interested in any soul –satisfying conversations you have into the early hours.

Wife four will be a happy laughing mother who won’t allow her children to restrict her. Her children will imitate her independence and benefit from it.  They won’t get away with missing homework but could get away without picking their clothes up.

Wife five will be a beautiful hostess, and expert at the whole candlelight dinners.  You could bring any guest to tea including the Queen and she will be so gracious and charming your guests will never want to leave.  She will organise her life effortless less, dress like a fashion model and you can take her to art galleries, concerts, in fact she will be at home in any kind of society.

Your woman will never take a train when she can fly, she will never be silent when she can speak and she will never turn away when she can help.  So if you want every man in the town to be green with envy, bag yourself a Gemini girl and you will be sure to have a different woman for each day of the week. 

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Friday, 1 October 2010

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