Bruno Magli Maitland

Gosh – October.

Does every post I write start with a gasp of surprise at the dashing by of time?

So much has happened in the last few months.

First, I hit 40 – literally, thought fuck you 40, and hit it with a lot of gin. Well – everyone goes on about 40 being a big deal, and how you have to do something big and amazing. You have to have huge party, or go skydiving or something – it becomes a chore.

And then everyone I know who is over 40 – and that’s practically everyone I know – tells you “well, it’s not a big deal, I mean, it’s nothing really, 40, is it, just – you know – 40, a number, nothing to worry about. Not like, you know, 50. I mean, I’m almost 50, and that’s so much bigger than 40.”

And that just sucks the special out of it. You can’t really say anything after that, after being told that really you are making a fuss for no reason.

And then there was the whole issue of who I actually wanted to spend it with. And that’s another 5 dramas in a row. So – I decided to do nothing. I went to a pub, I said I would be there, and anyone who wanted to, or felt obliged to, could turn up, be polite, and leave when they had done enough.

Done, dusted. 40, in the bag.

Secondly, my beautiful little baby, my sweet innocent little lady, my far too young daughter, went to secondary school.

So, wow. What a shock. There’s the mountain of nerves to get over – mine, not hers. Then the mortgage you need for the uniform, and the research into the right bag, hours of negotiating over acceptable shoes (black, leather appearance, sensible enough to suit the school but trainer-ish enough to satisfy the child), practicing the walk for timing and identifying the quickest route . . .

It’s been a mission. Six weeks in and we have a routine – after school hockey on Mondays, after school netball on Tuesdays, lunchtime netball on Wednesdays, lunchtime hockey on Fridays, swimming on Wednesday nights, town with friends after school Fridays, coffee dates on Saturdays and – in between all that – homework.

I never knew she liked sport so much.

Thirdly, Mr G turned 50. 

We may just leave that there. He wasn’t overly pleased about it, and since we are still dealing with the 全自動電動裁断機 CE-48用替刃セット 1セット マイツ・コーポレーション 【メーカー直送/代金引換決済不可】【開業プロ】

Small victories count

That’s a quarter of the year in one quick summary. And now it’s October. Half term is ahead, we’re clearing out and getting another step further with the decorating of this old house, and we’ve tackled the ‘who’s where at Christmas’ row early, head on, and I think mostly everyone is happy with the result.

Celebrate every small victory – that’s the plan!



AV・デジモノ メーカー純正品 エプソン(EPSON) LPB3T23V 環境推進トナーV 15000枚(A4/5%連続印刷時)

【送料無料】中古 食器・洋食器・置物アヒルアヒルブロンズゲーベルアーカイブパターンパターン

I caught a part of the discussions on The Wright Stuff this morning. No, not the one about Doctor Who being female. I mean – yes, we love the programme but no, we are not that worried about the gender … 抗菌性ラバーラ・ダブルおとくまな板10層 700×350×H45mm

5個セット ☆ 洋陶オープン ☆ リチャード(純白強化磁器) シュガー [ 8.2 x 9.4cm 320cc ] | 砂糖入 シュガー 紅茶 コーヒー ティー 人気 おすすめ 食器 洋食器 業務用 飲食店 カフェ うつわ 器 おしゃれ かわいい ギフト プレゼント 引き出物 誕生日 贈り物 贈答品

[4537916001655] 空冷スチームもちつき機「ファンツッキー」2升型HSA-25【送料無料】

Gosh – isn’t it hot! (Of course, by the time I post this I expect the heatwave will have passed and we’ll all be wrapped once again in blankets mourning the British summertime.) It’s beautifully sunny. Botboy is away with … SAエオリア 半寸胴鍋 27cm

フジマック ガスレンジ(外管式) FGRSS097520 【 メーカー直送/代引不可 】【開業プロ】

【送料無料】新品!ホシザキ 製氷機 90kg IM-90DWM-ST 【製氷機/キューブアイスメーカー/スタックオンタイプ】【厨房一番】

It’s been an odd week all round. Sackgirl has been away on a weeks visit with the school. Despite her usually getting in from school and heading straight to her room to screen her friends, desperate to discover what happened … 住友 プラスチック中華まな板 特大 H100mm

【 業務用 】丸皿飾台 22インチ用

【送料無料】リッタースライサー セラノ7 ミートスライサー 肉スライサー チャーシュー ハム ソーセージ サラミ ローストビーフ 業務用 スライサー 【ctss】

Stop. Just – stop. Whatever you are doing, while you read this. You’re also sipping on your coffee, thinking about the next blog you are going to read, listening out with one ear to the children beating on each other … トラスト スリムレクタングルコンテナ用 ドーリー 1817

Panasonic IHクッキングヒーター 幅31.8cm(200V)1口IH KZ-12BP

ワインセラー【ユーロカーブ】コンパクト59シリーズ V259M-PTHFワインセラー【ガラス扉】【収納本数:118本】

Wow – it’s empty in here. Almost a year since I last tapped out some thoughts on the keyboard – and to be honest I am still unsure whether I want to come back in or not. What’s happened to … 瀬戸内一枚物カラーまな板グリーンK11A 1200×450×H30mm

【送料無料】新品!SANPO 炭焼きコンロ SS-1 [厨房一番]

large royal doulton character jug flambe the pharaohd7028***extremely rare***large royal doulton character jug flambe the

I think it’s time for a happy post. Despite getting in the way of myself, we have had a lovely break down in Devon, perfectly timed for the summer heatwave, which as we all know in the UK is a … ポリエチレン・おとくまな板4層 900×450×H30mm 青

東製作所 azuma パンチング平棚(組立式) 奥行350タイプ 幅180cmFSP-1800-350【smtb-KD】

【自社便】【送料無料】堺孝行 青二鋼 黒丹柄 (黒檀) むき物包丁 18cm 合羽橋 かっぱ橋 ☆◎

We’re off out on our summer adventure with Cherry. Back down to Devon – but this year we have had sunshine all week, a lot nicer than our experience last year, with torrential rain and losing our son on the … SA傘立 AK-250

調理台 片面引違戸 AC-1500H

*マルゼン*MGTXU-126[16109001] 業務用ガステーブルレンジ スーパーバーナー搭載 奥行600mm 4口タイプ

I thought that I would take a relaxing day off this week. I knew this was likely to be a mistake – like wafting a big red flag in front of the fates while dancing on their new rug with … SA電磁専用業務用角蒸器 2段 36cm

【回転釜】【マルゼン】自動点火式ガス回転釜 55L 鋳鉄製 【MKGD-T055】W1255×D862×H780mm【送料無料】【業務用】【新品】

【茶器 茶道具 煎茶道具】【送料無料】煎茶道具 三峰炉(台付)【宝山】【茶道 お稽古 おけいこ】 【宅配便配送】

So, my posting rate for this year is fairly crappy. I am not quite managing a blog a month, and I’m wondering whether to keep my little place here going at all. Actually – that’s a story for my whole … アルミイモノ 羽釜 (カン無) 48cm

UK 18-8 S型 丸飾台 28インチ用【代引き不可】【シルバートレー】【お盆】【トレイ】

【送料無料】アデリア(石塚硝子) ステムコレクション シャンパン 72個セット 170ml (L-6660-1ct)

A friend of mine has had depression for years. At first I didn’t really understand it. Actually, at first I didn’t know she had depression, and when her mood would swing and she’d lose control and scream, I was a … KINGO オーバルフードフレーム 小 ステンレスプレート

【 KWシェルフフラット430+ステンポスト 30×72×H150cm×4段 】 【 メーカー直送/代金引換決済不可 】 【 業務用 【 厨房用品 調理器具 料理道具 小物 作業 】

【まとめ買い10個セット品】和食器 ア511-376 グリーン丸プレート大 【キャンセル/返品不可】

So I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to blog about this week. There’s so much going on right now, I can barely get my head straight. I couldn’t come up with a subject – and that led me down … ポリエチレン・おとくまな板4層 900×450×H30mm P