But because the thingies we got to work the telly upstairs don't work, we can watch Sky but have to endure the adverts and in the case of the X factor , all the crap that goes with the singing!
Anyway, Cheryl looks dreadful, she's so skinny, she looks ill. She makes Rita look huge! I'm not normally so Judgey McJudgey but I don't understand why her 'team' and she'll have one, seem to be doing all they can to accentuate her emaciated body and face.
Anyway I don't even know why I'm watching this as I vowed I wouldn't after Louis Walsh booted Paul Akister off last year when he had the chance.
It's been a crazy week.
We got a call at school on Monday that sent everyone into PANIC mode. We were being inspected. We are a CofE school and they send an Inspector from the Diocese to judge us. In a one day visit. It just meant that everything we do anyway had its eyes dotted and tees crossed. Including the Worship club that is run by and owned by the children in my class.
I helped them to smooth it out and typed up their notes so it was more 'professional'. I was also in charge of operating the laptop for them as they always make a PowerPoint to go with their worships.
The night before the inspection I woke up with a start at about 2.17am ( it was 2.17am )
I dreamt that as I pressed play on the you tube video clip the kids had found to illustrate perseverance - the theme of our worship ( Google Ormie the pig wants a cookie ) it came on on the big screen, in front of all the staff and children and INSPECTOR... A porn film. I could see all my colleagues faces in slow motion horror as I frantically pressed buttons to get rid of it. But each press of the button made it bigger, louder or more porno!!!
I had to go to work an hour early just to set up the computer and check the video about ten times!!
Could you imagine!
Anyway it went smoothly and the results of all our efforts will be published in due course.
I've sent the easy read murder mystery book off to Mrs G and if you look inside the book,Mrs G there's the postage stamps ready for when you've read it to pass onto Pam. Hope you like the little extras!
I've spent £3090 Gold coins ( all totally not real ) on a Christmas pack of jigsaws on my iPad!
Need to look out my Advent Counter Downer I got from Avon when the kids were little. It's so cute! It's a little pot chimney and fireplace that FC falls down a day at a time when you slide out the sticks. When I find it for 1st Dec I will show you!
Even with my jigsaws I don't feel very Christmassy at all yet and there's a good reason. It's still NOvember!! The NO means NO Christmas stuff yet I reckon! But come December the first, the Christmas gloves are off!! Or on!!!
I've not bought one present yet or even decided on what I'm buying for people. My most disorganised year yet! But my children are grown ups now and it's nowhere near as fun or as easy as getting stuff when they were little!
Due to the mild weather this Autumn, yesterday's cold snap was a shocker! No snow here and despite the beautiful blue sky sunny day, the temperature struggled to get above 3C. So the first fire of the season was lit.
Look at the mess on my clean hearth!! I also burnt a lot of wood which lifted a patch of carbon off the fire wall, but only in one bit! Odd. It was TWOT!! Too ( bloody ) hot!!
Me and the HG strolled round to the church fair where I bought a snowman cake tin for a pound! Might make a gingerbread snowman cake later! Just to try it out! I declined a visit to see Fr Christmas ( £2 a go ) but I did buy some raffle tickets. They hold it in our school hall but because it's NOvember there's NO tree up yet. So it felt distinctly unchristmassy.
Right I've some knitting to do and three loads of washing! I will also be scrubbing out and refilling all the feeders for my garden pets. I've bloody loads of different sized and styles of feeders. Trouble is the birds. They will not eat the expensive no mess seed I bought them. Bloody things. They can't be that hungry. Worry ye not, I also have kgs of black sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts, Niger seed, suet blocks, suet balls, the much preferred favourite ( and more spendy ) suet nuggets of all flavours, Robin food and meal worms! My next buy is going to be a flutter butter holder and some bird peanut butter! Actually my bird count has been a bit sparse. I have no idea why. It has been milder of late, but my friend round the corner has FLOCKS of birds. What is wrong with what I'm offering??!! She uses the same makes and varieties of bird food as I. I still blame NDFC. Catch up soon X
Lots of love from
Rachel *going to have to get up and FF through this bloody awful programme* Radiostar xx