Monday 28 February 2011

February scavenging

news headline, truck (not that big but I loved the tag line - we can't move heaven but we can move earth)
bridge, bench (I think this is a bit unloved)

stripes, clock,
eyes, musical instrument

heart shaped, something red
post box, my shoes

thanks again to postcards from the pp

Wednesday 16 February 2011

suitable Saturday night family viewing?

It all started with an assistant in a bookshop. she recommended the series to Miss K who was wandering about clutching a birthday book voucher.

I should have known better than to say ok to a book called Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging. The snogging bit really should have warned me. Miss K was thrilled, "all my friends are reading them, they laugh out loud in lessons"

Miss K comes home, reads several of the books, pronounces them very funny.

Fast forward two weeks and Father Christmas in a fit of needing something a little extra for a stocking saw the DVD of Angus, Thongs and perfect snogging and thought Miss K will like that.

Fast forward again to last Saturday night, where DVD is selected as part of a special Saturday night, movie and tv dinner treat.

DVD is rated a 12. Miss K is now 12. E is 10. I read the box. moderate language. no signs of gratuitous violence. I ok it. (choosing suitable films might be a whole other post - it's a mine field....)

the verdict

me; I have a nearly teenager. I was quite worried about it. Now I am very worried about it.

J; he laughed a lot, especially at the bits where the parents embarrassed their daughter.

E; pronounces it gross, especially the snogging. "that film was disgusting"

Miss K; runs out into the hall a lot squirming. perhaps it's a movie to watch with your friends not your parents!

my fave quote - "if you haven't noticed I'm a woman now, I wear a bra"

next movie night I decline film choice responsibility....

Sunday 6 February 2011

skip treasure

here it is.

my skip treasure

much to Miss K's embarrassment.
quote "you can't steal things from a skip"

I didn't steal by the way, I asked politely.

although when we went back later with the car it was very dark and I did wonder what the skip's neighbours might be thinking.....

the treasure is currently in the garage, in need of a very good clean, some heavy duty tlc and some love.
hope you have a lovely weekend, and maybe you'll find some treasure too.

splash of colour February

run run run, I am late for splash of colour

I hope these houses are stitched down tight, it's been wild, wet and windy here..............

but these tulips are doing a great job of brightening my kitchen table xxxx