A Sheeps Tale

So Nikki said when she’d popped out earlier today she “spoke to a shepherd” I jokingly said to Luke “How did she know he was a Shepherd? Was he standing there with a sheep and crook” Luke looked at me blankly. “Joking” I said “he obviously told her when they she was speaking to him” Amazed look from Luke followed by “No. she stroked a shepherd” Even more amazed look from me until he explained “a German Shepherd!”

#dityz #humour #fun #sheep #farmers #dogs #germanshepherd


Mad Hatters Tea Party

Just told Mark if I was making s pot of tea if he wanted one “yes please” I stood looking at the pot and managed to catch and stop myself from blurting out “I’ve just got to wait for the kettle to boil” Nothing wrong with this you think until I explain we haven’t had a kettle for 5 months. We have a hot tap with continuous boiled water!


This mornings conundrum. I spent several minutes trying to figure out how the guys had managed to post the door keys back through the cat flap as it only opens with Skitz’s collar. I gave up and asked Mark. His response? “Er. Through the letter box?!” Oh yeah!

Cooling Ice Cubes

Love our American style fridge freezer but have given up trying to catch the ice cubes in my glass. Problem solved – I catch them with clean hands and put in my glass. All works really well provided someone else hasn’t switched it to cold water in between visits!

#fridgefreezer #icecubes #summerdrinks #kitchen #ditzy

Tiger Boys

Cheering on my Tiger Boys today I was reminded of my over excitement many years ago in Lincolnshire. As we had an old cottage I didn’t want a TV in the lounge and they were in the bedrooms (I know – lousy sleep hygiene). On one occasion I was cheering on my beloved rugby team with the usual shouts of;

“Go go go go, faster faster faster, ffs, what are you doing? That’s it, go go, faster faster, yes yes yes , yeeeeeees”

And then my 8 year old boy appeared at the bedroom and said “Mum. Be quiet. I’ve just had to explain to Seth what’s ACTUALLY going on in your bedroom!”

How to save water…or not

So the other day at work I was explaining to my colleagues about a research project from some uni students had discovered that peeing in the shower is actually good for the environment. How do? Well it saves millions of gallons of water each year.

Natalie: “How come?”

Me: “I assume on not having to flush the toilet when you go”

Deanna (in complete seriousness): “But I don’t want to have to shower every time I pee!”

OMG. I love my job!

Locked Out

Putting my bits away in the office at the end of the day and as I came out the door key pad closed behind me. I didn’t know the number so asked Michelle and then spent 5 minutes trying to get in. Slightly embarrassed I went back to my computer, fired it up and checked my messages to make sure I had the right number. There were two digits back to front and I hadn’t even written it. I so love not being alone in my ditzy world! So ensued another 5 minutes of trying to get in with the right number …. to no avail. Swallowing my pride I hunted Michelle down and she came to my rescue. But a further 5 minutes on we were still locked out and Michelle declared the lock broken. Panic thoughts running through my mind:

‘But I only came out of the door and it closed behind me’

‘I didn’t go anywhere near the lock or key pad when the door closed’

‘But then again, I only have to look at something ……’

‘We’re going to have to get a locksmith out’

‘This is going to cost so much money’

‘Please, if there’s anyone up there, I really have been well behaved today’

Luckily, before I could voice any of the above out loud or act on them, the locum nurse came out of her room and declared

“Oh. They’ve changed the number”

FFS! At least we found out before calling the locksmith – can you imagine the embarrassment of that. It would have been a bit like calling an electrician for something that’s switched off at the wall. And yes. I have!