Monday, May 28, 2012

Morning rush

How quickly can you get ready to leave the house? How difficult would you find it if you had to leave the house in 15 minutes from waking up?

I would be terrible. I have my rituals in a morning, one thing I always have to do is make a cup of coffee. Even if I don't have time to drink it, I always at least have a few sips. Next I always have to make my son's lunchbox up that he takes to school. After that I can start to get myself together. I need at least 45 minutes to do everything but I like to take longer. In the past I could get ready earlier but now I don't think I could rush it. I hate rushing in general.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Eurovision Song Contest 2012

I always look forward to this time of year. On Saturday night there is something to look forward to because the Eurovision Song Contest happens. The Eurovision is such a cheesy show but can sometimes deliver some good songs, not to mention some awful costumes. It is a long show, there are 26 live songs performed on the night and the voting almost takes as long as listening to the songs. The votes are split 50/50 between jurors and televotes. Countries in Europe vote and I always like the part of the show where they visit each country's celebrity to read out the scores from their voting. More information is available on the songs here, along with some videos if you choose to watch. I haven't seen or heard any of the songs yet, I prefer to hear and see them performed on the night - that's how I judge them. I'll be printing out my score card and scoring them. My selection always differs from the final scores not surprisingly. I do it just as bit of a laugh really, my daughter scores them too. She enjoys it as much as I do.
This year the host country is Azerbaijan because they won last year. I must confess that I know not where Azerbaijan is! But Baku must be a famous city, perhaps even their capital - gosh I'm so useless at geography I'm going to have to look this up after finishing this post I can tell!

Whatever you do this weekend, have fun and stay safe.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A sunny spell at last

I heard yesterday that our country might be about to enjoy a couple of weeks of decent weather. April and May were very wet and even on Saturday the weather was chill outside. So I look forward to wearing T shirts outside and generally enjoying being outside. The only shame is that we're not given time off work, so we are still expected to hide our bodies in stuffy buildings while outside other people are enjoying freedom of movement. I do wonder where is the sense in this modern world?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bad Blogger, Naughty Blogger

I have so neglected this blog. There is really no excuse. I'll stop going on about it now. I'm not a ranty person and I tend to have to forgive myself a lot in life generally.

Here's a question for you. Have you ever had your heart broken? And a supplementary, do you think it made you a stronger person? One more question: would you say it would benefit everyone to have their heart broken at least one time?

I was reading a blog post somewhere else that said it was good because it made them a person who was able to empathise and be resilient and not so certain about everything.

I have some sympathy with the view but it depends on the degree. I've experienced heartache and heartbreak in different ways and neither experience was enjoyable but yes I think you have to have been loved and in love to appreciate the cliff you fall off when things turn bad.

Here's another question for you: do you think a clean break is better or do you keep in touch with old lovers? It may say more about me but I've never managed to stay in touch with any old loves. It's always been a clean break. Partly that's been down to geographical distance but also because the nature of the split. With one person we mutually decided it had to be all or nothing and the time just wasn't right for us, so it ended with nothing. It still stings a bit in a way but I know it was the right thing.

If you have any thoughts on these questions, I'd be interested to hear them.

Somebody that I used to know