Tuesday, 1 December 2015

December 1st 2015

Helloooo now that NOvember is over I can ALMOST get my full Christmas on! See, it's my Dad's birthday on Friday and when we were little, full on Christmassing the house didn't start till about the 10th after my Dad's birthday cards came down. 

How was your last day of November? 
Here's a snapshot of my delightful 45 minute lunch 'hour' yesterday. 

I always come home at lunch for my
own sanity. I need a break from the cheeldren. Also I do jobs too. No rest for the wicked etc. 

So....


Came home, saw washer had 11 minutes left. Went for a wee, put towels away ( that Bloody Mr 18 was supposed to do ) came down, washer still on 11 minutes. Looked closer, couldn't work out what it was. 

Asked Bloody Miss 21( who had a day off from work ) - oh it's my mattress topper ( she said airily ) 

I said seethingly, 

Did you follow washing instructions because it's not spinning because it's too heavy and uneven in the washer - it told me so in the LED display . 

She shouts down,

I washed it on delicate and it's air dry . 

I yelled WHAT???? Air dry???? HAVE YOU SEEN THE WEATHER?? 
It was November storm heavily chucking it down weather. 

I continued my rant 

You wash quilt type things ON A BAKING HOT DAY IN THE SUMMER WHEN IT WILL AIR DRY AFTER A FEW HOURS HANGING OUTSIDE. WHERE/HOW DO YOU INTEND TO DRY IT???? 

She replied,  "The radiators."


I hit the roof! 

I'm like which bloody radiator is going to dry a ten ton dripping quilted mattress topper - fluffy on one side, it's 2" thick. I'm surprised it went in the washer. 

So I informed her she'd probably broken my washer, that she needed to bring a towel down to put on the floor next to the washer and start hand wringing it in to the washing up bowl. Then try to spin it again. 

She said 
( let's not forget this girl has a degree )


I didn't realise it'd get so wet.



Yes, I'll leave that with you a minute. 

Who knew that putting things in a washing machine would make them ever so slightly wet???


I told her to stick it in the dryer on a wool, bulky setting to get most of the water out and then put it on lounge radiator but to move the settee out BC I didn't want the back of it getting wet and that she better hope the steam didn't bring the wall paper off!! 

I got in from work to find her and her friend curled up on the sofa with hot chocolate. Topper on radiator. Sofa not moved out. This did not improve my mood. 
So I turfed them off and we shifted it forward. I felt the topper, it was sodden! I asked about the dryer - I put it in for about 15 minutes. DEAR LORD WHO IS THIS CHILD??? Surely not mine - mine would have more common sense! ( hmmm I'm sure I just had a flashback to my own mother saying the exact same thing to me ) 

I said but it's still so wet, she said but the heating has only just come on!!! So the sodden mattress topper has hung, on the freezing cold radiator, dripping litres of water onto the carpet for a good three hours . FFS. Why did she not click the heating on? ( prob worried she'd get nagged at lol ) 

I asked why had she washed it? 
It looked a bit grubby she said. 



Oh? GRUBBY AS OPPOSED TO THE FRIKKEN BOMBSITE OF A BEDROOM THAT I'VE ASKED YOU TO TIDY TO SHOW ME AND HER DAD THAT SHE RESPECTS US AND THE AMOUNT OF £££ AND HOURS WE PUT IN GIVING HER A GORGEOUS PLACE TO SLEEP?????

I swear to God I'm gonna miss her and will be desperate for her to come back home so I can shout at her, but New Zealand cannot come fast enough!!!!! 5 weeks roughly now. I bet the mattress topper might just be dry enough to go back on her bed then. Still, at least she knows now!  Grrrrr BLOODY KIDS! It was easier when they were toddlers! 

Anyway it's December. It's chucking it down...

But I have found my Advent Calendar
  The little Father Christmas, drops down the 
chimney, when you pull out 
a little ceramic stick everyday. They go in a little pot at the back. 
I've had him for approximately 100 years. I got him from Avon. It's the first sign of Christmas in my house. 

I'm just having some toasted baguette for breakfast. It's really tasty! 
Here's some photos of my efforts yesterday 
Cheese and bacon bread. Yum.
Bloomer and baguettes. Yum! 

I made it with half whole meal half white, so half good for me!! 

Right gotta love you and leave you now

Lots of love from

Rachel *off to work in the rain* Radiostar xx 




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    1. A day of normal indeed ! I never thought I'd be that mother bird ready to tip the nestlings out...but mattress topper might have toppled me over the edge!

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  2. I am so sorry.....I didn't mean to laugh but it I think it was from relief that I am not alone on the washing machine/family doing annoying things front.
    I would love to tell you it gets better but my daughter is still at home at 35 and has no more common sense now than when she was ten....lol!!!
    What a cute Advent calendar.
    Sheila-x-

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    1. You must be a saint!! I can't for one minute imagine how frustrating I must be to live with!! Poor Miss 21!

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  3. Oh my lord I am literally crying here apart from all mine being male it is nearly the same here. Apart from Christmas that is my house is already tinselled out for the season. I hope you have a calmer day xx

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    1. Twas much calmer and the thing is almost dry!!
      My initial thoughts on your male household was ugh poor girl, toilet seat situation!!

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  4. Lovely looking bread! As for the offspring/washing fiasco - nuff said really! Take care and breathe.......

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  5. oh kids, you have to laugh though don't you? And really, an easy oversight, who on earth would know things would get that wet when put in a washing machine? Who?

    cheese & bacon bread. Dear God lady, why are you teasing me with this food of the devil? I want some. And I didn't bother with lunch, I thought a Mars Bar would be a better idea (wrong).

    Happy December. I bet you're all tinselled up now and everything?! x

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    1. Decorations are still in the loft. If I can get my house Father Christmas clean by Saturday I might put the tree up!

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  6. Oh God Rachel I'm holding my sides laughing at Miss 21. As my nanna would say "they've not got the sense they were born with". It's exactly the sort of thing Amy would do. She quite often appears with an item of clothing and asks me to wash it and will it be ready when she goes out in 20 minutes. Is she for real? Washed, dried and ironed in 20 minutes. Errr that would be a massive big NO!

    The bread looks delicious - I'm going to make cheese and bacon scones this week xx

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    1. Thanks for your support LOL X AND IM CALLING SOCIAL SERVICES ON YOU - what sort of mother fails to provide a 20 minute laundry service. Poor poor Amy!!!!

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  7. That takes me right back to the days of "why did you do that?" answer always "I didn't think", "That's your trouble, you never do". Me and my Mum, her and her Mum, My son and Me, Francesca and Me.....Iheard Junior and Kaitlyn have almost the identical words last time i was in Cardigan. Some things never change.

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    1. It's so so true. I vowed I would never change into my mother, yet I appear to be metamorphing every day!!! Miss 21 should run for the hills!

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  8. Funny! I bought Louis a new phone the other day as the speaker had broken on his old one and he couldn't hear me shouting at him! x

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    1. Yet I get if you were to rustle the wrapper of a new cd or game he wanted or sweets he'd hear!! Selective deafness my mum called it!

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  9. Oh dear I can envisage this scene playing out at my sisters house in another 11 years time when my niece grows up. On the positive that cheese and bacon bread looks delicious.

    Angela

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    1. I think I needed and deserved that cheese and bacon bread!

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  10. Oh my goodness! That really made me laugh. Flipping kids do lack common sense, don't they? Reminds me a lot of my two boys, who are 14 and 12. On the plus side, your Advent calendar is ace!

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    1. Hehe thanks for the comment! How's your ganglion?!!

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