Well what a week it’s been. What with Michael Jacksons sudden death and Farrah Fawcett who had the same type of cancer as my mum had seven years ago and is now doing really well.
I’m not going to dwell on either of these, there is so much hype about Michael Jackson at the moment, I find it a bit odd especially by people who didn’t like him when he was alive.
Anyway onto life here. I’ve been quiet on the blog front because we have been busy.
Thanks so much to the people who took the time to sign the petition about Crumlins childrens hospital cutbacks. Also thanks to two kind magicmums who were going to leave teddies at the Dail on behalf of Jono and Lucy as part of the protest about the situation.
I’ve still been waking up most mornings at some daft hour so have been going for walks. I was daft during the week and ended up having to walk down Rockfield hill during the school run (I forgot primary schools didn’t finish until Friday). There is no pavement on that road and in places barely room for two cars. I saw one near miss (or should that be near hit!) and althought I had to climb a bank to get out of the road I still had a car brush past my arm.
It’s mad that there are no pavements on this road. I saw children being driven such a short distance to go to school and I’m sure it’s just because it is too dangerous for them to walk to school.
Anyway the reason for todays pic is that we have been busy painting the house (or half of the house). We weren’t mad keen on the pink and it was looking very grubby. The only trouble is that neither of us are great with heights and even if we were we don’t have a long enough ladder to reach the top.
So far we have thought about stilt walking, trampolining, one of us standing on the others shoulders (including the cats and the kids) or even abseiling!
We phoned a hire place about one of those platform yokes that go up and down (ooer missus) but they want 150 quid a day! I only want to hire it not buy it.
So anyway we are a bit stumped at the moment and the house looks like some kind of ice cream…..any suggestions?
On the other news: You might remember me telling you that I entered the cats photo into a pet competition in the Sligo weekender. Well they didn’t win, in fact they didn’t even get into the top ten…..none of the cats entered did. So I’ve figured that cats aren’t very popular in Sligo and that maybe they should have put them in a different cat-egory