スティーブ マデン メンズ ブーツ&レインブーツ シューズ Bowen Cognac

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 ウルバリン Wolverine メンズ W10244 Javelina ブーツ, ブルー, 10 M US (海外取寄せ品)

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!



OFFセール Loake England ローク イングランド 革靴 プレーントウ プレイン ダービー シューズ ブラウンスウェード F 3E DOWNING メンズ ギフト


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 … 【送料無料】積層 カラー中華まな板 大 ベージュ厚さ100mm まな板 中華板 業務用中華まな板 業務用まな板 【ctss】

1冊あたり585円【まとめて10ケース】ランドリーバッグ0.030mm厚 白 100枚x15冊x10箱  LDB-03-10 ポリ袋 ホテル備品 クリーニング 室内 サンキョウプラテック 送料無料 あす楽 14時まで

三菱 換気扇 有圧換気扇 産業用【EG-50DTC-V】 防爆形給気改造可能・三相200V[新品]【RCP】

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 … 【送料無料】住友プラスチック中華まな板 小 150mm まな板 中華板 業務用中華まな板 業務用まな板 あす楽対応 【ctss】

(業務用100セット) ゼブラ ZEBRA スタイラス C1 青 P-ATC1-BL 【×100セット】

ツカサ 移動式手動型パレットストレッチ包装機 くるくるマック KURUKURU-MAC ▼462-3088 司化成工業(株) 【代引決済不可 メーカー取寄料(要)】

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 … 【送料無料】住友プラスチック中華まな板 特大 100mm まな板 中華板 業務用中華まな板 業務用まな板 あす楽対応 【ctss】

(業務用20セット) 光 プレート PL51M-1 在室-不在 ×20セット

その他 SAレストランズワゴンSA10-C MLS05

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 まな板 マナ板 幅1200mm×奥行350mm×高さ40mm【テンポスオリジナル(アルファ製品)】【送料無料】

【砥部焼】hanaサーバー 焼酎サーバー 焼物 手描き 花柄 陶器 職人手作り【陶彩窯】

フジマック ガステーブル(内管式) FGTNS187540 【 メーカー直送/代引不可 】【ECJ】

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 … 業務用 まな板 マナ板 幅900mm×奥行500mm×高さ40mm【テンポスオリジナル(アルファ製品)】【送料無料】

【送料無料】 [RKW-C401C(A)SA]リンナイ ビルトイン食器洗い機 スライドフルオープン 幅45cm ブラック ビルトイン食洗機 食器洗い機 食器洗い乾燥機 コンパクトタイプ


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 まな板 マナ板 幅500mm×奥行1000mm×高さ40mm【テンポスオリジナル(アルファ製品)】【送料無料】

『 シャンパンクーラー 』洋白3.8μシャンパンクーラー 大

プロシェフ 手動ミートスライサー MS30MB [メーカー直送 代引き不可] 6-0601-0602 5-0539-0702[10P03Dec16]

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 まな板 マナ板 幅900mm×奥行500mm×高さ40mm【テンポスオリジナル(アルファ製品)】【送料無料】

リンナイ 串焼62号 RGK-62D LPガス 6-0681-0201 5-0613-0201【厨房機器 厨房用品 調理器具 キッチン用品 キッチン 飲食店 業務用 格安 激安 特価 新品 楽天 販売 通販】[10P03Dec16]

東製作所 azuma 水切台 Kタイプ幅75cm KTM-750【smtb-KD】

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 … トントンまな板(日本製) トントンまな板 ホワイト×オレンジ/40点入り(代引き不可)

鉄瓶 姥口松竹梅 錆色 1.8L 700116

【業務用】業務用 炭火コンロ [中] SM-2 [炉ばた焼]

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 まな板 マナ板 幅1200mm×奥行400mm×高さ40mm【テンポスオリジナル(アルファ製品)】【送料無料】

【業務用】キャンブロ カムカートフードパン用 UPC1200(157)C/B 【 メーカー直送/代金引換決済不可 】

カクダイ KAKUDAI 【代引不可】【直送】 架橋ポリエチレン管 20A #672-103-100 [A150501]

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 まな板 マナ板 幅750mm×奥行700mm×高さ40mm【テンポスオリジナル(アルファ製品)】【送料無料】

【送料無料】 SA佐文 青鋼 蛸引 27cm 【品番】ASB45027 ★全品ポイント10倍!(P10倍)★税抜5000円以上で送料無料★激安祭

シンコー CG型 食器戸棚 片面 CG-18090【食器棚】【業務用】【代引不可】

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 … 業務用 まな板 マナ板 幅600mm×奥行900mm×高さ40mm【テンポスオリジナル(アルファ製品)】【送料無料】