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Celebrities and the stupidity of the not so average person

This is surreal and quite sad really! My boys absolutely love and adore these wonderful little pillows from John Lewis, does anyone care no. Leave them alone

https://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/prince-george-effect-causes-kangaroo-rucksack-to-sell-out-as-he%E2%80%99s-set-to-attend-first-royal-engagement-093845032.html

But that is harmless compared to the own Goal the Cosmopolitan scored.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/_mobile/celebrity/exclusive/peaches-geldof-best-looks?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1440_52119051#slide-1

The news that Peaches Geldof had died was only a couple of hours old and cosmopolitan came out with that, really? I suppose it is better than some of the other stuff that has been talked about. The main bad taste rumours going around mention “mental health” “drugs” “unknown life threatening condition”

The best tweet about the whole peaches thing I found came from @fudgecrumpet:

@fudgecrumpet: Apparently someone has died. That’s sad.

Oh, wait, it was a famous person who’s been in the papers a lot, go ahead, make jokes. It’s fine.

Don’t even get me started on the break up of Gwyneth & Coldplay dude! It is ridiculous the amount of media attention there was for them.

That’s just the top of the iceberg how much I hate these sort of stories . So their young daughter died, leave them alone, so they can properly mourn her!

Anyone know if KT Hopkins has been on telly again?

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On receiving the ‘Liebster Award’

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This is my version of “Being Liebstered”

the wonderful @michelledavies from lernermother blog nominated me a few weeks ago. in the meantime we’ve been on holiday so i only got it finished now.

Michelle’s version of the Liebster award can be found here: http://learnermother.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/on-being-liebstered/

Like Michelle I hadn’t heard of the Liebster award meme before so after reading her blog it all became clear. The meaning behind it I think michelle surmised brilliantly, she wrote: ” it’s a shout out to highlight new blogs which some lovely person thinks are worthy of a profile boost. Yay! That means today’s reader liked my blog! Bonus!”

In this case obviously Michelle was that reader who liked my blog, so thanks for that! However I can’t say I found 11 new blogs to nominate in return, so I just chose some of my favorite blogs instead.

So the way it works is that you have to answer 11 questions set by the lovely blogger that nominated you, reveal 11 random facts about yourself, set another 11 questions and tag 11 other blogs you enjoy. I *think* that’s the deal.

So here goes nothing, have fun reading:

1 – Mac or PC?
PC although I would like to try out a MAC
2 – What’s your favourite joke?

Here is my favourite joke from my childhood, when you’re a small boy jokes didn’t have to make sense for you to laugh your socks of!! hope it is still slightly amusing after a) translating it and b) adapting it to a British audience:
A scot, an irishman and a Londoner are on holiday in Germany.
The Scot arrives in Dresden and goes to hotel and asks for a room. The receptionist says: Sorry sir we only 1 room left and I assure you, you wouldn’t want this room, it is haunted and many a guest has committed suicide in it. So the scot says in his best William Wallace accent: ‘I am scottish I’m not afraid of anything!’ So the receptionist hands over the key and the Scot goes to his room. Everything seems to be fine as he gets ready for bed. Sometime during the night he is woken up by this strange voice, which he cant quite make out where it is. Suddenly the voice says: ‘First I’ll grab you, then I’ll peel you, then I’ll eat you!’ Fearing for his life, he jumps out the window forgetting the room was on the 25th floor.
Some days later the Irishman arrives in Dresden at same said Hotel and asks for a room. The receptionist gives him the story and he in turn says: ‘I’m Irish I’m not afraid of anything’ The same thing happens to the Irishman during his first night staying in that hotelroom. The voice is saying yet again: ‘First I’ll grab you, then I’ll peel you, then I’ll eat you!’ Fearing for his life the Irishman does the same as the scot and jumps out the window, in turn forgetting he was on the 25th floor.
Some days later the Londoner arrives in Dresden at same said Hotel. Same story all over again. ‘Hey Man I am from Hackney, nothing scares me!’ the Londoner says in response to the Receptionist. So he is in the Hotelroom in the early hours of the morning when he hears that voice and just goes over to the lightswitch and he sees something quite extradonary: There is a monkey in the corner a bunch of bananas in front of him and he says: ‘First I’ll grab you, then I’ll peel you, then I’ll eat you!’

Here is my favourite joke from when I was a little older, again this is translated and adapted to a British audience:
David Cameron and his driver are out and about in the countryside. The driver unfortunately runs over a chicken. The driver then says that he was going to see the farmer and explain what happened. Dave ever so smarmy said ‘No,no,no I’ll go and talk to the man. After all that’s what I do for a living.’ When he comes back a bit later, he has a black eye. So nothing more is said about this and they drive on. A while later a rabbit tries to run across the road and gets mowed down by the Cameron car. Dave insists yet again to go and explain things. This time he comes back with a fat lip. So the driver insists if they were unfortunate to hit anything he was going to go and appologize.
A couple of hours later and seemingly out of nowhere a pig runs into the road which the Driver can’t avoid so he hits it. So the driver goes and tries to explain things to the farmer. A while later the driver comes back with loads of gifts, clearly having had a few drinks. ‘What did you say to the farmer to get in this state?’ dave then wants to know. The driver says: “Well all I said to the farmer was: I’ve got David Cameron in the back of my car, and the pig is dead!”

3 – What’s your favourite city and why?
Has to be Bad Kreuznach because someone who I am rather fond of once called it ‘bad crusty snatch’ lol

4 – Marmite – love it or hate it?
Cant I have another option of ‘don’t mind it’

5 – Are you friends with your exes?
Not my exes, does it count that my wife’s first husband is Godfather to one of our sons?

6 – Do you believe in horoscopes?
Not really, I read them now and then but don’t really believe there is anything in them

7 – What would you change about yourself, if you had to pick one thing?
Be more empathetic towards other people and situations

8 – Is your life turning out how you thought, or totally different, or better, or worse? Why?
If you asked me that 5 years ago I would have said it was turning out totally different but in a bad way. Nowadays I will say it was turning out totally different, but in a really good, amazing way!
Why? Well for one I finally found what I would call ‘The one’ come End of November we’ll have been together for 4 years. Also the fact that we have 2 wonderful little boys, that run me ragged and are quite exhausting, is really the best thing that ever happened to me!

9 – Is blood thicker than water?

Well when you look at my family you certainly would think Blood should not be thicker than water! If you however look at the family I married into then this certainly is the case. There is never a week where we don’t get phone calls from some members of the family or indeed go round and see them.

10 – Where’s your heart – city or country?

A bit of both really, slightly suburban with some farms and beautiful scenery virtually on your doorstep!

11 – Have you ever eaten anything you’ve grown?
Does the rhubarb in the rhubarb crumble that my Mother in law made from Rhubarb they’ve grown in their garden count, if so the answer is Yes!

Now to the 11 random facts about me?turned out to be more difficult that I thought it would, but here they are:

1 I can’t stand Bananas. The smell, the texture, the taste, everything about the banana full stop.

2 even though living on an island I can’t actually swim

3 my parents aren’t bad parents per say, they are inept human beings, therefore you can’t actually judge them for being bad parents.

4 there is a picture of me from about 4/5 years ago which my love categorized as ‘cancer stricken lesbian’

5 one of my all time favorite songs is “paint it black” Rolling Stones

6 passed my driving test on the 5th attempt December 2009

7 I lived in eastbourne for about 2 years

8 was born & raised in Germany but only made it to Berlin when I lived here in the uk

9 the name of my blog is a little humourus dig at my loves ex-husband

10 seen Metallica live 3 times so far ( which so isn’t enough )

11 don’t think I ever told him but I think my Brother in law is a really great and immensely intelligent guy and the way he is with our boys is just wonderful! Paul you are brilliant, in my opinion anyway!

Now to the 11 question to give to my nominees:

That’s a tough one! Lets see??

1 marmite – love it or hate it
2 Nutella or peanut butter
3 android or apple
4 PC or MAC
5 why and when did you start blogging
6 were your children planned or more of a if we do we do, if we don’t we don’t type of thing?
7 attachment parenting yay or nay
8 cat or dog person and can you give a reason why?
9 do you prefer summer, sun, beach or winter, snow and piste?
10 do you prefer WordPress or blogger
11 five items you never leave the house without?

And now to nominate 11 fellow bloggers:

dorkymum: http://dorkymum.wordpress.com/

Mammasaurusblog
http://Mammasaurus.com

Mummmybarrow
http://mummmybarrow.com

Motherscuffer
http://motherhoodjourneys.com

Ministry of mum
http://ministryofmum.com

Adadcalledspen
http://dadandproud.wordpress.com/

Mytwomums

A Blog about Life, Love and Adventure

Mummyvsdaddy

Home – Parents Blog

Crazywithtwins
http://Crazywithtwins.com

anewmother
http://heidigee.blogspot.com/

Kykaree
http://notevena.blogspot.co.uk/


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Tuesday Moan

So whilst they are still sunning it up in Spain, thought I would have a moan and rant, like Markus often does (shopping trolleys anyone?!?!?)

My rant however, is connected to work. I am a store manager at coop, Horsham Petrol Station on the A24. It is a very busy petrol site, with tanker lorries, LPG etc etc – it keeps me busy indeed! Everyone knows that at petrol stations there are lots of health and safety requirements to follow, But why o why do people choose to ignore them? I’ve heard many people say “nothing ever happens on forecourts sites” – correct there is a great reason for this, we dont let it!! Here is my list of favourite stupid things people do, and then question why we have cut the fuel off and had a go at them!!

1) Filling up a 500ml coke bottle with LPG! I mean really. It vapourises for a start, and secondly it is super super flammable. Thirdly I’ve no idea how they fit the nozzle in the bottle, its way way bigger!

2) On the phone to someone whilst filling up is common, but crouching down to hide from us is just silly. We notice when someone isn’t standing next to the car but still filling. We also notice that the phone signal is now a lot closer to your open fuel tank. Are they really that stupid. Its not common knowledge that it isn’t the phone signal that causes the explosion, its the static electricity that does.

3) Jump starting a car next to the pump. People cannot be that thick surely? Yes they can. So we have 10 pumps with 30 lines of fuel, I know what I will start causing BIG electrical sparks next to it. How and why do they get to these thoughts? And how have the got a driving licence?!!!!

4) Not serious, but more plain stupid. “Can I fix my horse box in the carwash?” Erm no its a car wash, very big clue in the name!!!

5) Just stupid. “Do you sell fuel?” – No love, we just look like a garage. Realistic isn’t it?

If you have time, go onto you tube and search “Petrol Station Explosions” – watch a few of the videos in full, and you’ll see why the law is so strict on these sites. Also here is a great video of how a phone does ignite fuel!

Hope Markus, Becky, Eddie and Alex are having a great time away! (Not jealous ha ha. Yes I Am!!)

Dave


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#Wednesday Words – 15th May 2013

Well as Markus is enjoying a holiday, I have been left the reigns to do a Wednesday Words. Now Markus knows my music taste very well, so that pretty brave of him!!

But first, a quick shameless plug for my charity blog. In April I cycled from London to Paris for a childrens hospice in Sussex  I blogged daily on the trip, and its a great read of a journey of a life time. Its here if you feel its worth a read!

Anyway back to Wednesday Words. Given this task, its actually difficult to select a song based purely on words. The song I have chosen, the words alone have no real connection with me, but when placed with instruments, the song comes alive. Every time I hear this song, I always think its so so powerful, despite not having any real connection to the lyrics. If you have lost a loved one, broken up with someone, or have lost someone close to you, these lyrics will touch you. I urge you to follow the youtube link at the end and watch the video with the music included. Its moving, its powerful, its epic.

The band, Evanescence, rose to fame my mixing hard rock \ soft metal with a womans voice that was actually singing, not screaming. Amy Lee voice is strong, clear and she sings with such emotion and clarity. The song is My Immortal, and for me it is by far the best song the band has done. Its soft, mellow yet powerful and thought prevoking. I have linked the full band version, as for me, the end half, and how it builds up, is written superbly and just fits together perfectly. The original is solely the voice and piano, and although still is great, it doesn’t give the drama that the band does.

So here are the lyrics:

I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
Your presence still lingers here
And it won’t leave me alone

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

[Chorus:]
When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now I’m bound by the life you left behind
Your face – it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice – it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

[Chorus]

I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone
But though you’re still with me
I’ve been alone all along

[Chorus]

I urge you to follow this link and watch the video to the song. You wont be disappointed.

Thats my Wednesday words for this week. No idea if I’ve done it right, but this is what I imagined!! 🙂

I’ll be back next Wednesday with another Wednesday Words. I’ll try and select a song that has meaning for me, so I can talk about it a bit more!!

Dave


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1st haircut

Some of you may not know yet that we’ll be off on our very 1st two week holiday with our boys. To get ready for said holiday ( in lovely Spain ) we went to our favorite hairdressers in Reigate. Used to be sort of our local hairdresser as we used to live in Redhill. I went to ‘The Barber Shop’ Reigate for the first time not long after I got together with Dr Becky. Since then I haven’t been anywhere else!

Jenny & Toby and the rest of their team run the show in their little hair salon they like to call a Barbers, well it certainly is set up like a Barbers. Then there is a little tucked on at the back where Jenny spends most of her time as it is Affectionately called Jenny’s of Reigate a little, understated Ladies Salon.

Unfortunately when I went in there with my boys on Wednesday Jenny & Toby were not around. Jenny’s Daughter and another member of the team called Gina were holding the fort so to speak.

I didn’t have to wait long fortunately and all 3 of us needed a haircut so Alex went first to have his very first haircut courtesy of Gina.

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When Jenny’s Daughter finished what she was doing, she asked if she could help and as Alex was being such a good boy and was just sitting there without any problems whatsoever we decided that she could go ahead and start with Eddie’s first ever haircut and what was surprising Eddie didn’t make any fuss either.

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We certainly got high praise from the two Ladies, saying that this most probably was the best behaved boys ever to have had their very first haircut there.

Once the boys were done I strapped them back into their buggy and it was time for Daddy to have his hair cut. The boys were even very well behaved for this. Only thing they did do was throwing the toys they were playing with on the floor repeatedly.

So all in all quite possibly the best behaved boys in the history of 1st haircuts ( but then I maybe a tiny bit bias ).

Anyway a big big thank you goes to Jenny’s Daughter and her colleague Gina. There should also be another mention of Jenny and Toby have been styling us for a few years now and the hair and the service has always been first class.

You can find Jenny & Toby’s ‘The Barbershop’ in Reigate and in Dorking. Here is their Website: http://www.barbershopreigate.co.uk/


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#Wednesdaywords 08/05/13

I found a translation to my favorite ever spanish music video: Heroes Del Silencio “Entre Dos Tierras”

As we’ll be off on holiday very soon, to lovely Spain, I thought this was quite fitting! The next two Wednesdays the Wednesday words should either come from Dave Chapman or Rachael Chapman! See you soon!

http://lyricstranslate.com
Spanish
Entre Dos Tierras

Te puedes vender,
cualquier oferta es buena
si quieres poder..
qué fácil es
abrir tanto la boca para opinar,
y si te piensas echar atrás
tienes muchas huellas que borrar.

déjame, que yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer,
si yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer.

Pierdes la fe,
cualquier esperanza es vana
y no sé qué creer;
pero olvídame, que nadie te ha llamado
ya estás otra vez.

déjame, que yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer,
si yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer…
Entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar
entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar

Déjalo ya,
no seas membrillo y permite pasar,
y si no piensas echar atrás
tienes mucho barro que tragar.

déjame, que yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer,
si yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer…
Entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar,
entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar

Déjame, que yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer,
si yo no tengo la culpa de verte caer…
Entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar,
entre dos tierras estás
y no dejas aire que respirar

English
Between Two Worlds

You can sell out
any offer is good
if you want power. ..
It’s so easy
to open your mouth that much and make an opinion,
and if you think about going back [to where you came from]
you have many footsteps to erase

Leave me. It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing],
It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing] …

You lose faith
any hope is vain
and I don’t know what to believe;
but forget me, nobody has called you
yet, there you are again.

Leave me. It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing],
It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing]
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe

Give it up,
don’t be a quince [a sticky candy] and permit one to pass,
and if you’re not thinking about going back [where you came from],
you have to swallow a lot of clay [to do something difficult].

Leave me. It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing],
It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing]
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe

Leave me. It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing],
It’s not my fault you were seen falling [failing]
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe
you are between two worlds
and leave no air to breathe


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Wednesday words 01/05/13

This weeks Wednesday words is all about love. Love, support and admiration for the wonderful Emma Crazywithtwins and big special Love for my wonderful wife!

As every week there will be some lyrics from a Pink song which I shall dedicate to Mr & Mrs Crazywithtwins. All the stuff these two have already been through and are still facing is absolutely mind blowing!

So without further ado another set of Lyrics from Pink’s latest album

for Mr & Mrs Crazywithtwins

Pink (feat. Nate Ruess)
“Just Give Me A Reason”

Right from the start
You were a thief
You stole my heart
And I your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me
That weren’t all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them

Now you’ve been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you’ve had enough
Of our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

I’m sorry I don’t understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
(Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everythin’
And it’s all in your mind
(Yeah but this is happenin’)

You’ve been havin’ real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh
There’s nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
I never stopped
You’re still written in the scars on my heart
You’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, tear ducts and rust
I’ll fix it for us
We’re collecting dust
But our love’s enough
You’re holding it in
You’re pouring a drink
No nothing is as bad as it seems
We’ll come clean

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
That we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
That we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, oh, that we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

That concludes this weeks installment of Pink lyrics.

The next lyrics that are coming up are from a pop group which a good friend of mine put his nose up at once!

You all know the phrase “our song” when it comes to couples. Well this is our song. The first ever gig we went to together was actually that band at ‘the Brighton centre’

Snow Patrol ‘Chasing Cars’

Snow Patrol ‘Chasing Cars’

We’ll do it all
Everything
On our own

We don’t need
Anything
Or anyone

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see

I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Here you have it: Snow Patrol ‘Chasing Cars’ which is as you say ” our song “!

I don’t actually talk that much or that often about my wonderful, brilliant wife. Apart from our boys she is by far the best thing that ever happened to me. Well if she had not happened the boys wouldn’t have happened either so from that point of view she is by far the best thing that has ever, ever happened to me! I can’t begin to tell you how much I love her and what she and the boys mean to me!

So there you have it a very intense, full of love, admiration and adoration Wednesday words this week!