The birds

The birds, originally uploaded by magnum_lady.

It’s been a busy few days. I still haven’t managed to do a blog about Billy Ocean but I’ll get to it soon.

On Sunday as I was recovering from the Eurovision mum phoned me to say her tv had packed up. So off we went into town to see what we could find for her. Currys had a good selection and the salesman was explaining the differences in the contrast and everything. So mum saw a few tv’s she liked. Only when she went to buy them they were all out of stock! So why were they still on display?

In the end we went off to Argos (which would be much better if it was in the same retail park as Currys and Homebase) and mum managed to get the tv she wanted there.

Yesterday I took her off to Castlebar to have a look around the shops. There are four charity shops there, which is great. There are also a lot of shops that we don’t have here in Sligo. I find the people are much friendlier there are well….and there is a cafe and a free toilet in the Tesco there. In Tesco Sligo there is no cafe and it costs 50 cent to use the toilet!

Today I took Jono into Currys to have a look at the 3D tv’s. They are very cool but at 1900 euro I think we’ll give it a miss…….and that’s just for the tv. The glasses are 160 euro a pair and you also need a 3D blueray player at around 470 euro. If I win the lotto I’ll consider it.

The pic of the birds is because these two have been flying around the garden for the last couple of weeks. They actually landed for a while so I got some photos. Luckily I didn’t take a photo a few minutes before when they were doing what comes naturally……although I did laugh at the look the female gave the male. Talk about scornful… he gave it up as a bad job….lol.


Under pressure

Hairy, originally uploaded by magnum_lady.

So today was a bank holiday here in Ireland.
We went into Sligo, we had to bring back a pressure washer that we bought 6 weeks ago because the spray nozzle broke.
We looked on the ‘net and it seems that this is a common problem for these type of pressure washers.
Last week I phoned Argos head office and was told there would be no problem that the store would give us a replacement hose/nozzle.

So in we goes today with the washer and was told (by a not very helpful lady) that those type of pressure washers are now discontinued (bear in mind we bought it 6 weeks ago) and although they do sell the hose seperately they didn’t have any in stock. She suggested us paying an extra 17 euro for the next pressure washer they had.

I don’t think this is right at all because it isn’t our fault the nozzle broke, it seems to be a manufacturing fault. Anyway we were getting nowhere so in the end we got a refund and we’ll buy a pressure washer elsewhere, with hopefully a better customer service.


Argos, originally uploaded by magnum_lady.

Well good morning World. A very early blog for me, that’s because I was up and about early waiting for a cooker to be delivered from Argos. They really are very helpful when it comes to delivery times, which are any time between 7.30am and 6pm. Now me thinking that we live in the arse end of nowhere so we’d be waiting all day was wrong. They arrived just after 8am….so much for Ireland being laid back.
Anyway thankfully the cooker is here….and I might be able to cook on it tonight. I wonder if it’ll make my cooking any better?
4.30pm….update. Ok so you have to ‘burn off’ new cookers….I am now ‘high’ on cooker fumes. Then I had to clean the bloody thing…that was one of the reasons I got a new one 😉