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Ten Things I Tell Myself Every Day

So the lovely mummyglitzer tagged me in a meme which is very much like myself – simple but infectious.

Simply list 10 things you tell yourself every day. A couple of mine may be a bit made up. Then tag some dudes. My ten things are…………….

  1. Sleep is for wimps
  2. No matter how middle-class the Paddington books Boy loves are (I mean they have a housekeeper and live in Knightsbridge and Jonathan says ‘whizzo’) at least it’s not Beatrix Farking Potter
  3. Put your pants on before opening the blinds.
  4. Flame throwers aren’t toys
  5. I have really good weeble / bath octopus / shape-sorter bit ducking skills. These could be useful if we ever needed to run away and join the circus. So there’s a Plan B.
  6. Do not have regrets over the incident with the Panda, the wetsuit and the Marmite. They never pressed charges.
  7. It’s inevitable that at some stage I will be waiting for a train that is quite late. The best way to deal with this is to rant about it on Twitter. Share the pain.
  8. Oh look, donuts!
  9. However tired or frustrated I get try not to shout at the kids. It never helps.
  10. I am SO lucky. Treasure every day.

Right tags. Some fellow bloggers I like very much, that don’t seem to mind a meme and that weren’t already tagged by mummyglitzer I think



Random Pearls Of Wisdom



….consider yourselves TAGGED (apologies if you’ve already done it).



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Silent Sunday 25/3 #silentsunday

Silent Sunday


Saturday is Caption Day 24/3/2012 #satcap

So it’s Saturday Caption Day again at
mammasaurus. This week let me take you back to last summer. You can tell it’s summer because the boy is in shorts and you know my views on shorts in winter….

To quote Baby – GO!


Mother’s Day Combined #sunfun / #silentsunday

Sunday Funny!

Silent Sunday


#satcap 17-03-2012

So Satcap today is at mammasaurus
  You know the form. Here’s mine….

What is the Boy doing to Barney Bear now?!


11 Answers to The Meme that Morphed

So @daley_84 from the Comfort in Sound blog tagged me in this here meme (click the link to see his answers and the other tagees then have a look round his excellent Dad (and other stuff) blog). It looked suspiciously like one I’d just done so I prodded it a bit, took its temperature and established that it was a brand new meme, and not the one I’d done that had morphed a bit. Do you know why? Because it has one whole less question. 11 instead of 12. However, my suspicions linger. Last time I did the 12 question the questions I asked were less than searching and the tagees hard to find and also already doing it. So I’m bending the rules a bit. Here are my answers to the questions but that is as far as it goes. I may be a cheat but I’m a cheat that’s now done this 3 times in slightly different forms. Here we go….

1)    Which character do you prefer from only fools and horses, Grandpa or Uncle Albert and why?

Grandad because he had a better hat.

2) If you had 3 wishes what would they be other than money, and eternal life?

Firstly the other obvious one – happiness and health for both my kids. After that I’d like a superpower that allowed me to turn any given politician I chose in to a warthog just before they were about to give a speech and for the X-Factor to be banned forever. And Brighton to get promoted to the Premiership. And a never-ending bottle of rum. That’s five wishes isn’t it? *checks* Bugger – the first three of those then.
3) If you could live in any period of time when would you live and why?

The 1960s. It’s when we first started dragging ourselves up in to a modern society yet I always imagine it to be a lot more relaxed and laid back than today’s “always on” world. Plus there was Northern Soul and The Beatles on the record players, clubs and radios, satire on the TV for the first time and football with proper tackling in black and white.
4) If you had to live as the opposite gender for 1 day what would you do?

Pray that the painters weren’t in and that I didn’t have to give birth that day.

5) Would you rather be a pirate or a ninja and why?

A pirate. I love boats and the sea and I do a mean ‘har har’. Plus I was once on pirate radio as a stooge though I don’t think anyone was listening as it was a comedy Drum n Bass show at 3am

6) What would be your catchphrase if you were a game show host?

‘Nice to see you get nothing in this bin for saying what you see’

7) If you had to write a book what would you write about?

I’ve always wanted to write a travel book. Two of my favourite authors, Paul Theroux and William Dalrymple are brilliant travel writers. If anyone reading this – yes you Mr Agent searching for new travel writing talent – wants to pay me to travel by train round South East Asia with the family and write a hilarious yet touching travelogue I’m yer man *hopeful face*.
8) If you could choose a fictional character from a Book/TV/Movie to be real who would you choose and why?

I think most fictional characters are based, at least in part, on real people. I really hope there’s a real Grisham from the original CSI out there, an intelligent and scientific person solving crime with integrity and compassion. I don’t like his Miami equivalent Horatio Kane though – too much unironic sunglasses removal.

9) What would you like to be your legacy to be?

Happy, healthy, clever, well-adjusted, polite children. The polite could be stretching it if they inherit my potty mouth.

10) Which Cartoon Character best sums you up and why?

A cross between Homer Simpson and Daddy Pig. Basically a Dad who loves his family but sometimes gets distracted and drinks too much beer or sets fire to the BBQ.

11) Why is your favourite colour your favourite?

I answered this on another meme funnily enough. Eggshell – because my wife says so.


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Silent Sunday 11/3/12

Silent Sunday