Monday, May 09, 2005

A Little Bit Too Far....

As a Mum I have raised my kids with the rule that if someone hits them they should hit back.

No Mum wants their kids getting bullied so I reckon if they stand up for themselves from the off we might be ok!

4 year old and sister have been out playing with their friends since school finished, They have both just returned home in a state of panic. 4 year old is screaming blue murder and 8 year old looks flushed! After calming them down I am told that 4 year old has just retaliated after being hit by an older child twice his age. I am assured by both that the older boy hit 4 year old first.

So I'm thinking "well good for you son, hitting him back!" However....

I am then informed that 4 year old decided to hit the older boy back ...with a bloody big stick in the face!!

The older boy now has his nose spread about his face and was last seen pouring with blood heading home!

Oh Dear!

As the older boy is in fact a friend and neighbours son...I send my better half to his home to see if he's ok.

Apart from his nose being a mess and him bleeding into the sink his Mother assures us he is fine!

Phew! Thankfully his parents have taken it very well. It's a good job I'm a nice neighbour!!

Me thinks perhaps 4 year old took matters a bit too far... Me also thinks it's highly likely Older boys will think twice about hitting him again!!!

Jenny xx

Sunday, May 08, 2005


I'm off on my Holibobs soon. 6 sleeps and counting!

Next Saturday morning I will be boarding the plane to sunny Florida. I'm packed and ready to go!!

Excuse me if I mention this just a few times in the next week!

Jenny xx

Sunday, May 01, 2005

I'm A Saddo...

I don't know what's happening to me, really I don't. I mean normally my taste in men is impeccable..Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, David Beckham, Jude Law, Matthew McConaughey, David Ginola, Val Kilmer, Marti Pellow...the list goes on and on.

Recently though I have been affected by a strange disease which has seen me develop what I can only describe as "crushes" on the unlikliest of men. I blame reality TV and in particular those "celebrity" versions.

It all began about a year ago during an episode of "I'm a celebrity..." I suddenly realised I had developed a "crush" on Lord Charlie Brockett!!! Shocking eh? But it gets worse...he was followed by Shane from Boyzone, Paul Burrell the Royal Butler & James Hewitt, Prince Harry's Dad!! I am now utterly beyond help.

To make it worse this "thing" has not gone away. I am now currently having a "crush" on Jean-Chrostophe Novelli - which is perfectly understandable being as how he's french, dark and lovely but really Gary Rhodes????

The good thing is these "crushes" pass as soon as the shows over...Hell's Kitchen ends tonight!!

For now I'm off to lie down in a dark room and have a good long word with myself.

Jenny xx

ps That Angus Deaytons a bit of alright eh?

Butterfly Friends

How annoying is it when you have a friend whom you really like but who pisses you off more than anything in the world except micra drivers?

I'll tell you...bloody annoying. I call them "butterfly friends". They are the sort that live in your pocket for a while...share everything with you, phone you in a crisis, phone you as soon as the corkscrew comes out!

Then in true butterfly style they flit of to the next flavour of the month leaving you in their wake. The phone calls become fewer, you are replaced at the bottle opening by someone else and your place in the sharing of their problems is obsolete.

There is of course a reason why Butterfly Friends act like this. Butterfly friends are unable to play nice with more than one friend at a time, they need to have a one-on-one friend. They are the sort of friends who get restless. They are the sort of friends who may have disliked something you said or did but rather than deal with confrontation they back off and move on.

Of course while the constant moving of the butterfly friend is slightly irritating, the more annoying part of the butterfly friend is their need to keep you in the background and still expect you to be there for them when they need you. They will act as though they have done nothing wrong...mainly becasue they don't realise they have!! However, should you be the only person who can help them...they are on the phone.

Butterfly friends soon run out of people to flit to...when that happens they have lots of aquaintances but no real friends.

I have a butterfly friend...I really like her and I still consider her a close friend and someone I hope I will know for a long time...but sadly I along with others have been left in her wake as she moves on. I will be there when she has no one else to flit to but I fear I will be an aquaintance and not a real friend by then.

Jenny xx