Oh my!! My belly hurts, my cheeks ache and I nearly peed myself!
Simon has been being a man and has purchased several speakers and is trying to convince us all that surround sound is the way forward. Not sure any of us are convinced but with this aim in his mind he has taken up floor boards to run speaker cable all over our house! He did find some things that belonged to the girls and a few knitting needles under the floor that I suspect my baby boy had posted earlier, so it wasn't completely wasted time!
To get the cable to go in the right spots he uses an old electrician's cheat of running a retractable metal tape measure through the space first; it is more rigid and easier to direct (and you can reel it all in when it goes in the wrong direction)! When the tape measure has reached the other end you sellotape the cable to the end and let go, it ravels itself back up and hey-presto you have cable where you want it!
When all the cable was where is was supposed to be Simon asked Francesca to find some scissors and (and I quote) "cut the sellotape off the end" She found her lovely pink (left handed) scissors and went into the kitchen. A few seconds later we heard great shouts of anguish. "The tape measure's gone funny and now we can never get it out again!" She had just trimmed the first couple of inches off the tape measure itself! It was Simon's sacred Stanley and I feared the worst but after the news had sunk in neither Simon or I could speak for laughing. I nearly wet myself in the kitchen. Bless! The money to replace the Stanley is worth every penny for the mirth it gave Simon and I. Am sure it will become family legend (like the time when my brother and I were small and went to Guernsey for a holiday, he had forgotten to pack any underwear and spent the holiday wearing mine!) and will make an appearance at many a family gathering and may even get aired at her wedding. Sorry Francesca!
Then I saw this and thought I ought to have a go;
Your Real Name: (I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you) OK, then, Alexandra.
Witness Protection Name: (mother and fathers middle names) Ellen Alice Alexander.
Secret Spy Name: (your first name spelled backwards) Ardnaxela.
Nascar Name: (first name of your mother's dad, father's dad) Frederick John
Detective Name:(favorite color, favorite animal) Purple Cat.
Soap Opera Name:(middle name, county where you were born) Lynn Essex.
Super Hero Name: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning) The Black Peppermint Tea.
Fly Name:(first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name) Ales.
Street Name:(fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie) Mint Choc Chip Crunchie Oat (that is really bad)!
Rock Star: (current pet, current street) Josephine (or Vincent) Moore.
Porn Name: (1st pet, street you grew up on) Sophie Station.
Your Gangsta Name:(first 3 letters of real name plus izzle) Aleizzle (what?!).
Your Goth Name:(black, and the name of one of your pets) Black Josephine (or Vincent).
Stripper Name: (name of your fav perfume/cologne, fav. candy) Clean Hotel Chocolate (get me being all non-fragranced and posh)!
This was fun, especially as Simon's 'Super Hero Name' would be The Green Vimto!!
Although I had always thought that your porn star name was your first pet and your mother's maiden name, which in the case would be much better as I'd be Sophie Palmer. Much sexier than Ms. Station!!
And because it is a terrible crime to publish a post with no pics here are my babies being all posey some time last week (please excuse the snot)!!