I have a competition for my lovely readers to celebrate the blog having over 100,000 page views and to say a huge thank you to you all for visiting. It’s also to celebrate the blog getting into the final of the best personal blog in the Blog Awards Ireland
even though it didn’t win.
I have not one….not two…..not three….but four competitions!! The first one is the jar of sweets above which is a huge jar of Vanilla Candysticks kindly given to me by Cyril from The Sweet Shop in The Quayside, Sligo. He has a huge range of sweets as you will see from the photo at the top of this post. He also stocks Wonka candy so well worth a visit (and tell him I sent you ) Anyway because this jar is so heavy it will have to be a winner who can meet me in Sligo. It doesn’t matter where you live as long as you can make it to Sligo to pick it up. This is competition 1.
Competition 3 is open Worldwide. It’s a lighter prize so the postage won’t bankrupt me. It’s a bumper bag of sweets and an Instant Irish Accent Mouth Spray! Which we really want to try…if you win this you’ll have to let me know if it works….and don’t blame me if it doesn’t.
Competition 4 is only open to my Facebook fans, you will find it here.
Sorry this seems long-winded. I hope you understand it more than I do! Anyway all you have to do is tell me your favourite sweet and let me know which competition you are entering 1, 2 or 3. I’ll pick the winners at random, closing date is November 1st. Good luck
It’s been a bit of a mad week with a lot of toing and froing so I’m delighted it’s the weekend Lucy was still doing part-time on her course until the end of this week when she got a place in the hairdressing class. So she will be full-time from now on….and I might be taxi driving less.
I got my first Christmas card today, mad or what?? It’s way too early. I have to say I’m not a big fan of cards. I don’t mind them from family and friends but I really hate getting them from people who never keep in touch any other time of the year. I would rather they gave the card and postage money to charity. The ones I hate the most are people that can’t even be bothered to write our names in the card, they just sign their name…or even worse ‘stamp’ their name…no thought whatsoever. Anyway rant over.
This photo got chosen as pic of the day on pix.ie so I’m delighted about that. Not bad for a bag of sweets that cost 49 cent.
Jono had his appointment with the physiotherapist today. It was at Nazareth House which is a lovely old building and has connections with W.B. Yeats.
Jono has been given some exercises to do to help he get more flexible. We are also going to start back swimming again soon which should help as well.
Well it’s been a busy weekend.
We went shopping yesterday. Andy drove so I took this photo from the car. It’s Collooney church with the sun setting.
Jono has been looking for a Nintendo DSi for a while. He had some Christmas money so we shopped around yesterday and found them in HMV for 139 euro. Which is the cheapest in Sligo. They were around 169 everywhere else.
I was also looking for a present for my mums birthday which is on the 15th. I never know what to buy, in the end I got her chocolates, a jumper and some tshirts.
There is a new shop in Sligo called O’Briens, they sell all kinds of sweets…..too bad I’m on a diet
As I was driving Lucy to school this morning I heard the radio say it’s the first day of Spring….shame no one thought to tell the weather!
It took twenty minutes to warm Bertie up this morning and the roads were very icy. I hope it starts to warm up soon.
When I came home I took Andy for his blood test at the GP’s. He has to go to the hospital from now on for his INR check, it makes no difference really as I had to take the blood into the hospital anyway.
The car parking at Sligo general is really bad. So difficult to get a space so I parked in town and walked up. All part of my trying to get fit campaign. I’m still doing the wii fit every day as well. I’ve only lost 2kg in two weeks though which isn’t much and I’ve been eating really healthily too Oh well I’ll keep trying.
I took mum into town as well. It was great to actually do a proper shop, it’s lovely to be getting back to normal. The kids are delighted because I went into Foleys (which is an off licence and sweet shop). They sell all these traditional sweets out of jars. I got spogs, pear drops and aniseed balls…..and I’m not eating any of them
I phoned Crumlin again today and was told to phone Tallaght because Jono had his surgery there. So I phoned them and got an appointment for the 19th.
The sun came out for the second day running, must be a miracle.
I went into town briefly after I dropped Lucy to school. I saw the 10 euro biscuits in Tesco…still 10 euro, someone really isn’t doing their job. Surely it would be better not to put a price up rather then one that is so obviously wrong.
I had to laugh when I noticed some chocolate balls for 24.90! I think balls is the right word.
Then onto Penneys where they have the Christmas decorations out already! It makes me laugh it’s the same every year. In May before the kids break up we see Back to School signs everywhere and new uniforms for sale.
Then in September we have Christmas things. Sods law says from Jan. 1st we’ll see Easter eggs on sale.
I’ve had a couple of busy days talking to people regarding Jono, nothing I can go into on the blog….but I’m getting any advice I can and if the people I have been speaking to are reading this, then thank you….you know who you are
I got lots of lovely choccies…which probably isn’t a good thing because my waistband will be expanding…again
My back got slightly better last night, so I had a clear out of my wardrobe in anticipation of the Jumble sale I was going to today (I know how to live, don’t I!) So I decided to bite the bullet and get rid of the things that I can get into unless I’m on the floor, sucking everything in, by which time I’ve usually passed out with the effort….Then when I finally come around the clothes are so bloody tight I can’t stand up….but after going to all that trouble I didn’t get anything for myself my the jumble sale
I was rooting through all the clothes….it wasn’t like an English sale where things were 20p….some of the trousers were 3 quid…..bloody expensive, anyway I was trying to get a look at some trousers when the springy clip thing that holds them onto the hanger shot off, flew across the room and almost took an old grannys eye out….needless to say I legged it pretty sharpish.