Blather: Monday

By Aisling | December 3 2012 | 60 Comments

Monday, our auld pal! Give us some blather wha’?


60 Replies to " Blather: Monday"

  • thefrog says:

    No snow yet, but some is forecast during the day. Is it bad to hope that it will be so heavy that the boss will have to send us all home for safety reasons? It happened a couple of years ago….

    I saw the St Nicholas parade yesterday and even took a picture of Black Peter who looked very scary I have to say.

    What did the other beaut.ies do during the weekend? Some Christmas shopping? (it was mad in the shops here).

    Hope you all have a nice day!

  • Chris says:

    It’s 2am in NY, and I’m up late reading for anthropology. Anyone want to help? I’ll pay you in makeup! Just read it all for me and tell me what it all means. :)

  • Bobby Pins says:

    It’s coming up to 7pm in Sydney and I am roasting a chicken for dinner! Thefrog, who is Peter?! Chris, sounds like you need a venti of something hot and caffeinated :)
    This weekend I went to a house party and a five year old birthday party…..both wild. But it did put me off having children….every conversation revolved around the child of the speaker, I thought there was a candid camera somewhere. Especially when one guest said hello, you must be Bobby Pins. This is my son Fred and he is constipated. He drinks too much dairy. I have tried him on soy but he won’t drink it. And his sister can’t have dairy because of the mucus… this point I blocked all further sounds entering my head. Of course every parent thinks their child is amazing, I understand that :) but do some parents lose themselves and end up telling constipation stories? also I did endure other wondrous tales….the bowel movements of little Bonnie, the hilarity of wee Stuart picking his nose and wiping it on my coat, the story of injustice when little Mattie screamed so persistently and loudly at the restaurant that another diner complained….Jaysus…..chastity belt reattached!!! I hope I haven’t offended any mamas, I just needed ventilation……and hope that if I have a child, it is not normal to turn into this!

  • thefrog says:

    BP, Black Peter is Zwarte Piet is le Père Fouettard. In France he is the baddy that comes with St Nicholas, the ‘whipping man’ for the naughty children. In the Netherlands, he is the Maur accompanying the Saint, probably derived from the butcher who killed the 3 children in the story.
    Where I live at the moment, St Nicholas brings the gifts to the children, which is why there was the parade yesterday.

    And I feel your pain about the party you had. I tend to switch off in that kind of occasions. I’ve promised myself that if I ever have children, I won’t talk about them to other people. But maybe you can’t help it, it’s part and parcel of being a parent?

  • LoCo says:

    Morning all,

    4 days and counting to Oz holidays woop woop.

    The dreaded lurgy has hit but I’m dosing myself with Vitamin C and Actifed, so I WILL be better before I go on Friday. Got the Strepsils Plus throat spray, it is the bomb not pleasent to take but it makes the pain go away.

    TheFrog- that sounds like lovely weekend.

    BP- oh god that party sounds a nightmare. I think it depends totally on the people. I know loads of parents who don’t spend the whole time talking about their kids.They talk for few mins of how the kid is doing which I want to know & have asked and then it’s back to grown-up chats.

    My weekend was spent driving to/from Cork (mercy mission to get my sister to Dublin airport), packing my rucksack(it’s a tight squeeze) and moping on the sofa feeling sorry for my cold riddled self.

  • LauraLou says:

    hi all! im shattered!! asleep in my tea!

    Hows everyone?

    Got my xmas shopping done. delira

  • thefrog says:

    Well done LauraLou!
    I have my shopping done too but I keep seeing new nice things and buying them… So buying early has its drawbacks.
    I was delighted when I saw that the bottle of Champagne that I got for my mother last week had suddenly seen its pice increased by 15%. Well, delighted to have bought it last week, outraged at the shop’s behaviour.

    LoCo, make sure and bring us some sun, please. It is now snowing and it should continue for the next 3 to 4 hours…

  • witchgirl26 says:

    Morning all. I put my tree up at the weekend but nothing else. Well the angel on top. Need to decorate it this evening but had to clean first.
    BP – oh god that sounds bad. I know a few parent and, like LoCo said, they talk bout their kids for a couple of mins but then normal conversation resumes. Think it can just depend on the people.
    Heading to Edinburgh at the weekend and can’t wait! Counting down the days!
    Had a great one in Boots on Friday – got over 1000 points in my shopping! Even the woman at the counter thought it was good shopping. I’d only bought bout 4 things but had a voucher for an extra 650 points when I spent 20e on make-up & then got triple points on it aswell. Score! Now have more than enough to treat myself to one of the special offers!

  • mummypupper says:

    Morning girls

    I turned on the tap this morning and….nothing!No water,damn.This is a regular thing here,I just wish they would give us some warning so I could fill a kettle at least.Now,off to have a shower in record quick time,will I get conditioner rinsed off my hair before the tank runs dry,o the drama!!!
    Took the kids and a friend to see Nativity 2 yesterday,they loved it.Then I had to endure pupperette and her friend look at each other and roll their eyes every time my husband or I said anything,and when my poor husband started whistling the theme tune to Timothy goes to school,the eye rolling and furtive glances definately increased!It was so funny,the trials of growing up,especially having such embarrasing parents.
    Well,have a good day everyone,the sun is shining here,must try and get myself out for a trot later

  • Aifs says:

    Morning ladies,

    I had a delightful day in Dublin on Saturday. I got my balayage highlights done in the Style Club and I love them. They’re really subtle but they’re exactly how I wanted them. I also got to shop a present for my sister from her husband. :) He text me to say he thinks she wants makeup but doesn’t know where to start. Eh yes, leave it with me! I got some Clarins moisturiser, Benefit set, a lippy and They’re Real as well as some Art Deco eye shadows and eye lash primer. Very happy with my purchases.

    Hope you feel better soon LoCo.

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