Thursday, 26 April 2012
I saw these lovely mugs in BHS reduced to half price- and on the way home I had to stop to buy a 'pretty' box of tea for my photo. I've decided to go for the British tradition of stopping for afternoon tea. They had a wonderful mug in BHS which if I'd got a phone I could upload from would definately be my photo today. It was a Union Jack flag - with 'A British cuppa' with tea, biscuits and a tea ball (for proper tea). I was so tempted to buy it - just to take it's photo. But it was 8 pound and common sense prevailed!!!!!!! I'm also not keen on big mugs!!!!
I was in a real panic this morning- as the drains are blocked again. Because of the heavy rain they had overflowed. I was due to meet mum and Sue and I needed to buy her birthday pressie. Eventually I decided that on past experience - they probably wouldn't be out that speedily and phoned them before I left and explained the situation again and said they could access the drain- but I couldn't be there until 3.30. As it turns out- they did call me and tell me that they'd been delayed at an earlier call. Since we had our last problem in January- they now promise to be there within 12 hours. So I have the time duly noted and will be calling them promptly if they go a minute over!!!! I have left strict instructions that the operatives come out with the information of where the manhole is and that none of the neighbours have a manhole in their garden- so they don't get them out of bed. I was polite - but I have names and times recorded from the outset and they won't repeat last times fiasco. We did get compensation last time and hopefully the new response time may be in part as a result of us escalating it to the big wigs last time. They are also supposed to be coming out with cctv cameras. They were supposed to use them last time- but they didn't materialise.
When I stopped in Tescos to get the tea- at the checkout they had the 'golden ticket' chocolate bars- for tickets to the Olympics. I've just read Meet me at the Cupcake cafe- where they had a Grampa Joe- which in turn reminded me of Charlie and the chocolate factory and his golden tickets! My dh tried unsuccessfully (thankfully- with the price!!!!!) to get tickets- so I've bought him a couple of bars of chocolate to see if he can win one. Fingers crossed for him- it would be slap bang in the middle of our holiday- but he already plans to spend the fortnight watching tv! I also tried to 'win' Amy some tickets to the Britains Got talent finals- although that is probably in the middle of her exams- so even if she got tickets she probably couldn't go!