Tuesday, 25 October 2011
I was sitting watching TV last night and playing around on my ipad 2 at the same time (multi tasking) and I ended up looking at holiday destinations and other gorgeous stuff to buy online. I said to DH, I wish I had more savings and then we could go on a nice holiday but I just don't seem to be able to save. Scott starts laughing at me and said 'Mom you are sitting watching cable TV playing on your iPad and feeling sorry for yourself - get a grip'. Out of the mouth of babes even if they are 18!
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
When I lived in SA I remember watching a TV programme about a young guy that wanted to start organic pig farming and as it happens he was also one of Jamie Oliver's best mates. It was one of those trials and tribulations of starting up a business type productions and I quite enjoyed it, the guys name was Jimmy Doherty and I think they called the programme 'Jimmy's Farm' which is the name of his business today. Fairly recently Jimmy came to the estate to film a programme about something completely different and I had a early morning meeting with him and the crew (from Jamie Oliver's production company) and even got to make him a cup of tea in a chipped cup! (That's for another day). I left work that day thinking it was all very surreal really, I certainly wasn't star struck or anything as Jimmy is not exactly a star by any stretch of the imagination - it was just not something I ever thought I would get to do that's all.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
We had someone come in yesterday to demonstrate how this gorgeous male barn owl (only 6 months old) can deliver the wedding bands to the groom during the wedding ceremony. Do I look like I am in my element? He was completely stunning and softer than anything I had ever felt before. So now I will be doing my best to 'sell' him to brides (got one already).
It also looks like I will have to pay for the damage to the statues and drive half way across the country to deliver them to a foundry that specialises in restoration of all things hundreds of years old. The guy I spoke to was very sympathetic though once I explained my situation and he promised me he would sort something out. I will keep you posted.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Where was I.... Scott's party. I had a 'paranormal investigation' in the house (remember I work in a stately home) that same night which seemed like a good idea at the time because I was at 'work' anyway. I was completely exhausted from the party and I then had to wait for the ghost busters to pack up their stuff - cameras etc. Never a dull moment in this job I walked into the massive main room of the house to find the very large dining table - so large that it has never been moved from the room, it was built in the room, spinning off the ground. Yes I saw it with my own eyes admittedly it was 2.15am and a good few glasses of wine later but I saw it. So did my DH so I am not crazy.
I walked in on Monday morning to some long faces and fortunately the owner of the house was away shooting stags up north. Some of the youngsters had done some serious damage to 2 of the garden statues obviously antique (solid lead). They had been wrenched from their plinths and tossed around. This was all I needed. Well its a month later and still nobody knows anything and I am still in the bad books of the lady of the house. The owner and I are back to normal but that also took some pussy footing around and an offer from myself to pay for the damage - which I probably couldn't afford if he pursued it.