• Mental Quirks,  Random

    6 Week Respite as an Ooompah Loompah

    Today I reached the end of my 6 week respite from work. The annual summer term break, when all the UK schools shut down for 6 weeks to give the teachers a well needed break and to give the students a chance to lay in bed till 3pm, eat pizza and play on the ps4 until 4 in the morning. As you may be aware I work for an education supply agency. I work on a day to day basis by having calls the night before booking me in somewhere for the following day, or calls at 7.30 in the morning, telling me to get my arse into gear and…

  • General,  Random

    Hand Stretched Pizza

    I was out with a friend yesterday having some lunch. I picked up the menu with a certain amount of trepidation anticipating the pretentious food explanations of which I am not very fond; which you may be already aware of. I tend to do this in restaurants now. I’ll pick up the menu, not for an in-depth food perusal of whats on offer, but a scan for the most cringe worthy food items on the list. If there are too many for me to cope with, I usually stick my fist in my mouth to hide the guffaws of laughter and contemplate running for the hills. The restaurant in question…

  • Random

    Kitten Love

    I’ve had a very busy couple of days. My mum has been looking after a couple of stray cats over the last few months, and about a week ago this little kitten turned up outside her back door. He looked OK, albeit quite thin and dirty. She began feeding him but over the next few days he became quite poorly and was laying on the grass in her garden lethargic, even thinner and with sore eyes bless him. I knew something wasn’t right and couldn’t just leave him because I knew that within a few days he would die. I took him to a vets who were fantastic and discovered…

  • Random

    30 Random Questions

    Have you ever been on one of those job interviews where instead of the interviewer asking you a question relating to the job that’s advertised, they ask you a bizarre one like “If you were a cream cake, what sort would you be and why?”. I don’t mind questions like that but they are just downright silly when it comes to something as important as a job interview. I don’t know if any of my readers are on Facebook, but if you are, you may have noticed a question thingy they ask you to do sometimes when your filling in your profile. I had a look at them for a…

  • Random

    The overspill of podge has arrived.

    The sun was out today, hip hip hooray! It was a day that I should have spent at work. I was on the way, packed lunch and cup in the bag with e-ciggie at the ready in case the day turned out to be stressful. It can with my job because I never know who I’ll be looking after. Anyway, the journey which in hindsight I should have twigged when I was told where it was, (the other side of town), was taking an age. I’d been on the road for a good 20 minutes and I’d only traveled a mile. The journey, if I had have completed it, would…

  • Random

    Just a Cheese Sandwich

    I was at a wedding the other week and it was quite lovely, with beautiful table settings decorated prettily. There was good music and great company. We as guests were treated to a lovely venue and the evening buffet was truly exquisite. Tiny scotch eggs, mini sausage rolls, a scraping of pate, a hunk of bread with an olive pushed in, 3 dishes of savoury marmalarde (pronounced this way apparently), and a cheese board, where there was a girl serving minute slivers of your cheese of choice to accompany the other hunk of bread that was chosen that contained twigs of rosemary and dates. The girl at the beginning of…