I was in Tesco yesterday and noticed it’s Christmas! Now I love Christmas….but not in September. On a positive note for me MSN asked to used my photo for their news site
Over the last week or so I’ve noticed some daft things. The first thing was the sign above in Lidl, Sligo. What a bargain! You save nothing!
The next thing was these ‘Self Eat’ Easter sweets in Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon. Self eat? Well who else is going to eat them?
The thing I found the strangest was this knife in Pizza Hut, Sligo. Now I know we are in a recession but is that any reason for Pizza Hut to be using hospital knives?
The Ulster Bank in Sligo got ‘decorated’ yesterday. WB Yeats did as well, although the paint was washed off him today when I got to take the photo. I know there is a backlash against the banks at the moment but I don’t agree with graffiti on buildings and statues. It’s different to see graffiti on a plain wall where it’s art.
Tesco now have their full display of Easter eggs out. It’s still way too early. I was shopping there yesterday. I really don’t know why I do because the service is pretty bad. There were only two tills open and long queues. When I finally got served the check out operator was reading the back of the packets of my shopping, while I stood waiting to pack it in my bags. Why do I never say anything? I just get home and complain about it!
Now for something completely different. If you want a giggle Lucy filmed me playing Just Dance on the Nintendo wii. If you want a look it’s here.
The snow really didn’t stand a chance as we had a storm last night. Quite a lot of homes lost their electricity. Luckily we were OK although it was really difficult to sleep last night with the winds battering the roof. They had only just fenced off The Mill in Ballisodare and I noticed the fence has blown down today.
I took my mum into Sligo today to do her weekly shopping. I got hit in the face by my shopping bag…and my other bag got blown across the road (and no I don’t mean my mother ). There are mixed messages in Sligo: The Quayside are still playing Christmas music….and then we went into Tesco and they’ve got the bloody Easter chocolates on the shelves already….talk about jumping the gun. Let me just take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter.
I took my mum to Carrick on Shannon today because it’s free parking and there is a big Tesco there….much better than the Sligo Tesco, which to be honest is a dump and half the staff are as miserable as sin.
I always find the people friendlier in Carrick and it makes a nice change of scenery. The pics are old ones by the way, it was lashing rain today so I didn’t get to take any.
Tesco was empty, apart from the ‘child from hell’, who was kicking my trolley around the place. I was so tempted to say something horrible to him but I resisted temptation. When I got to the till I realised I had nothing for Christmas dinner so I told my mother. The guy on the till held up a jar of pickled onions and a packet of muffins and said I had dinner and pudding I wonder what the family would say if I served those on Christmas Day…….
I took my mum into Sligo yesterday for her shopping. It’s amazing that this close to Christmas some of the shops aren’t open until after 10am. It’s also madness that Tesco only had 3 tills open (and that was at 11am). I think next week we’ll go to Dunnes, at least they have free parking, free toilets and hopefully more than ‘free’ tills open (see what I did there .
Sligo has been in the news in the last week or so. Firstly a dead whale got washed up onto a beach, closely followed by another one on another Sligo beach. I’m surprised at the amount of people who have gone to photograph them. That really wouldn’t be my thing at all. The poor whales, I know they are beautiful creatures but do people really want to see photos of dead whales? I’m judging from the amount of posts I’ve seen about it they do
Also this week a Sligo couple have commenced a hunger strike outside Enda Kennys office in Castlebar. They are trying to get their nieces, who they have adopted, over to Ireland. There is some problem with the visa’s so the poor girls are stuck in an orphanage in Turkey. I can understand completely the plight of the couple but can’t see how a hunger strike will help. A protest yes but without the hunger strike. If the couple go without food for too long they aren’t going to be much use to the girls.
Now for something completely different. ‘Stay another Day’ by East 17, it’s not a Christmas song is it? If there were no bells at the end and the video didn’t have fake snow it would have nothing at all to do with Christmas. What do you think?
I hope you all had a lovely Halloween. Lucy and her friend went trick or treating and I had to laugh when they were emptying their goody bag. They were given weight watchers crisps and a breath freshener!
I took my mum into Sligo today. Tesco already have their Christmas tree up and were putting up the rest of their decorations….too bad the staff doing that weren’t on the tills because the place was packed and the queues were mad.
You might remember me telling you about the fox stealing the cat dishes. Well I managed to climb up the bank at the back of our garden today and I found all the above in the field behind our house!! What a crazy fox. There was also a gas bottle there….now I’m really hoping he didn’t steal that from somewhere!
Onto other news Rick O’Shea was on twitter today talking about Britney Spears looking for a backing dancer for her tour date in Dublin….I tweeted him saying that would be right up my street, I could show old Britney a thing or two…actually I’d probably land on her and knock her off the stage! Anyway I got mentioned on his show and I’ve had a few people saying they heard it…..mortified!
What I have noticed over the last few days is the lack of hype about Father’s Day. On Mother’s Day there are signs everywhere and big displays of flowers, chocolates etc.
All I’ve seen for Father’s Day are a few minty cards and some half price gillette products, because I’m sure every dad loves shaving! Anyway to add insult to injury I heard a Tesco advert on the radio and they said ‘Treat dad on Father’s Day’….great I thought they do get a mention. They then went on to say pork was on special offer! Now come on, who in their right mind is going to buy their dad pork???
So I’m complaining on behalf of all Dad’s out there. I know it’s more or less a money-making racket but Dad’s are just as important as mum’s. How many times has your dad come out to ‘rescue you’, or change a tyre, stand up for you against your mum when you are late home, be the easy-going one, or just made you laugh.
Let’s hear it for the Dad’s, they won’t be around forever.
The colour of this rose is the same colour as me after I spent most of the day cutting the grass (or should I say swamp). I really think I need to invest in a goat or donkey or something. Or if some kind person has a ride on lawnmower they don’t want any more can you pass it my way please.
I was amazed to hear today that I actually have a fan! I’m so shocked. I honestly thought I type away to myself. Well I talk to myself so I suppose there isn’t much difference. So of course now I’m running away with myself and thinking of doing a ‘Jedward’ on it and doing book signings in HMV. Only there’s one slight problem there I don’t have a book. Or maybe I could do a Jordan and bring out a fashion collection, consisting of swimming costumes that are see through in the arse area! Anyway if my ‘fan’ is reading please say hi!
So Britain’s Got Talent is back on tonight and we’ll watch it (and complain about it). I realised the flower arranging man we saw on Wednesday was on the show a while back. Have a look:
Now here are a couple of funny things for you. Tesco are launching a staff model hunt. Ha! I hope they don’t look in the Sligo store, well not at the ladies that I usually end up going to (you know the ones with faces like a slapped arse). I’m sure there are some ‘lovely girls’ in Tesco though, here are the details if you happen to work there.
I saw this on twitter, it’s a pizza for the Royal Wedding. I think it’s very clever, it makes a change from mugs and tea towels (which I saw in Enniskillen, but I didn’t buy you’ll be glad to know).