The Arts

Spent most of last night watching movies due to insomnia. Just loved the beginning of The Jane Austen Book Club as I watched all the incidents occurring with several different women, which could easily sum up a normal day in my life.

Today I tried to be organised and catch up with all the bits I haven’t been able to do this week due to pulling my back at work on Thursday. Only I could pull my back trying to get my retched orthopaedic chair back into position. I mean it’s meant to help my back!

Anyway, today I took pain relief And got myself motivated, grabbed Jack and some art work and headed to the auction house for valuation. One of the pictures was inherited and, I’d been informed, valued at £1200 several years ago. This was my best hope to try and help Jack fund his trip to Australia. After all, I would have passed it down to him eventually so we can go halves on it now whilst I’m still here. Pictures and high hopes in tow, to be told it was painted by a street artist and worth about £90! Might buy him a Greyhound ticket to somewhere!

Then off to B&M to return some bits and swap the push in light bulbs we bought for the screw in ones we needed. I wouldn’t mind, we’d bought the lamps at the same time and checked the bulbs fitted from an already open pack and then picked up an obviously incorrect sealed pack. Next stop was to go to Dunelm to replace bed valance for a different one. Had originally bought a sheet with drop valance attached, two birds with one stone and all that. But we forgot that I have a memory foam topper on my side of the bed making it higher than Marks side and therefore leaving one very skew whiff valance! We were then going into town to pay my birthday cheques into the bank and exchange old pound coins I’d found in the bottom of my smash money bottle, trade in an old phone, donate old glasses to Specsavers for developing countries whilst Jack got his hair cut and then meet for pub lunch.

We actually got as far as B&M car park, found the goods and receipts and am just so glad I looked for my cards at this point. It would have been so embarrassing to get to the till and then not have had my cards for refunds and payments. Mind you, Jack and I should be used to that by now but today we were saved.

I have now given up, returned home and gone back to bed. I figure the world is a far safer place with me there.

Typical Timeline

Facebook reminder of Marks post a year ago today:

So, Corinna’s phone has been playing up for about 2 weeks, it wasn’t ringing so she had loads of missed calls, we go into Vodafone shop and tell the assistant what’s wrong, he takes one look at it and knew straight away, she’d only gone and put it on do not disturb, embarrassing or what😂😂😂another corinnaism

Freezer Forecast

Ever since installing our big American fridge freezer it has been stuffed full. Last week I suggested to use up what we had and do a big shop again this week. And then the snow came. Most people stock up when snow is forecast. Ditzy has run the freezer down to 6 pork chops, 4 shoulder chops, 3 duck legs and a bag of peas. And I have a house of 6 today as they all snowed in from last night!


So this morning I have a meeting clearly blocked out on my electronic rota but nobody knows what it’s about! I am the only with with said meeting and cannot find out where it has come from but clearly someone has blocked it. At 11.40, none the wiser, I nip out to the shop. Luckily Luke walks out with me at the same time and makes a passing comment “you been to your physio appointment now then?” Bugger!

And Breathe

Gets in tonight and Mark asks about a £35.99 iTunes bill gone out of joint account.

Can’t work that out as my iTunes isn’t even linked to the joint account.

I ring up the bank and tell them so and I certainly never spend that much with iTunes anyway! And no neither has my husband. It’s fraudulent. They’ve refunded it and are investigating and yes I will ring them if I suddenly realise I spent it. But I definitely haven’t.

Two minutes after hanging up:

Bugger. I bought Calm ap which I have been telling all my patients about as a lot of it is free but it’s so good I actually paid for a year at £35.99 which I think is great value.

I might ask Mark to ring the bank back. After all it is a joint account even if I did accidentally pay with that card rather than my individual one. I’m sure he’d love to tell them all about his ditzy wife.

Right. I’m off to meditate …