ラレド メンズ ブーツ&レインブーツ シューズ Stillwater Tan/Black

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 掛け軸 掛軸 インテリア 桃の節句特集 雛人形 立雛 天地正絹二丁本表装 筋廻仕様 尺五 野川秀華 暁山会 桐箱 名前入れ代込み 【2017年度新作】 snk-h28f1-092s5n

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!



新潟理研測範 鋼製標準ストレッチ焼ナシ 3000 42-2-3000

(業務用30セット) ジョインテックス Hカラークリアホルダー/クリアファイル 【A4】 100枚入り 黄 D610J-10YL ×30セット【送料込/送料無料】【ポイント10倍】

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 … 【(業務用10セット) 総合サービス サニタクリーン 洋式便器用 311236】


5個セット 組皿(大) 黒銀彩9.0皿 [27.7 x 3.7cm] | 組皿 和皿 取り皿 取り皿 おすすめ 万能 食器 業務用 飲食店 カフェ うつわ 器 おしゃれ かわいい お洒落 可愛い ギフト プレゼント 引き出物 内祝い 結婚祝い 誕生日 贈り物 贈答品

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 … (業務用60セット) 川西 スムス手袋 マチ無し 12双組 M

【まとめ買い10個セット品】和食器 ウ247-136 備前白流8.0丸鉢 【キャンセル/返品不可】【開業プロ】

電気式 殺菌庫(庖丁・まな板用)NSC-2020 sale【 メーカー直送/代金引換決済不可 】

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 … (業務用50セット) アトム 軽作業用手袋 【S/5双入】 純綿製 薄手 アトムターボ 149-5P-S

アルミ プロセレクト 外輪鍋(目盛付) 54cm

【まとめ買い10個セット品】和食器 ジンギスカン鍋 フッ素(中国) 35K514-13 まごころ第35集 【キャンセル/返品不可】【ECJ】

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 … (業務用30セット) 熱田資材 セーフティーベスト SV-100

アズワン ステンレス作業台 1800×600×800mm (1-6559-12) 1個

【最安値挑戦中!SPU他7倍~】ビルトインコンロ パロマ 【PD-AF65WV-60GK プロパン用】 ブリリオアルファシリーズ グレースブラック 幅60cm

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 … (業務用60セット) 川西 スムス手袋 マチ無し 12双組 M

MAUVIEL/ムヴィエール 銅 ボール 耳付 2191-02 30cm

【送料無料】中古 食器・洋食器・置物スペインダンサーporzellan figur spanische tnzerin

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 … (業務用10セット) 三上旗店 国旗竿頭 直径9cm

新品 税 送料込 業務用 マルゼン MHK-104X BG有  調理台引戸付  W1000×D450×H800  SUS430使用 エクセレントシリーズ

まな板 【積層 プラスチック 中華マナ板 大 φ450×H150】 直径:450、厚さ:150 【業務用】【新品】【送料無料】

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 … (業務用100セット) ミドリ 色紙 33137006 二つ折花柄ピンク ×100セット

エレクター 配膳車 HK型 HK-48 sale【 メーカー直送/代金引換決済不可 】

CHIBA リッタースライサー セラノ7

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 … (業務用50セット) 呉工業 防錆・潤滑剤クレ5-56無香性 320ml 1002

【最安値挑戦中!SPU他7倍~】レンジフード ノーリツ NFG9B05PSI ブーツ型(プロペラファン)90cmタイプ・シルバー 幕板別売 [■]

【中古】扉付一槽シンク 幅1700×奥行750×高さ850 【送料無料】【業務用】

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 … 【(業務用5セット) 角利産業 エマージェンシーツールキット ESN-80N】

【ふるさと納税】会津本郷焼 湯呑み(5客)400年の歴史を誇る伝統工芸品

プラスチック棚 カムシェルビング ESA216072V エレメンツ 固定追加ユニット(延長) D54×W147.6×H183×4段 ベンチ [浴場・浴室・耐薬品・食品衛生]

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 … (業務用50セット) アトム 軽作業用手袋 【L/5双入】 純綿製 薄手 アトムターボ 149-5P-L