The first Sunday of my holidays and the tiredness really hit home!

It was a busy Friday, rushing from school to join thousands of cars on the Motorway, to get to Birmingham, but we did it.

A whistle-stop trip to see my parents, staying overnight with them, before the wedding we were to attend.

A day of driving to and from, and sitting, at the wedding. Eating, but no dancing, I was too tired!


Don’t scrub up too bad, eh!

Then back on the motorway to get home!

This morning, I woke up near 9 am. That is unheard of for me to be honest! But I needed the sleep!

Went shopping, the housework can wait, but food couldn’t!

Post-lunch I just crashed out.

Two hours of sleep left me groggy as anything, but I got up, and promptly slipped down the stairs, bumping elbows and my back.

Currently, I am sat here, aching all over, contemplating a hot bath to soothe my clumsy body… Then I need to sleep early!

But thank goodness for the holidays eh!

I am planning on binge watching Goodness Gracious Me! as I finally got the Box set!


Need to educate the kids in a bit more British Asian comedy! They already love Citizen Khan!



What the heck is a Vagina Facial????!!!! #ThrowbackThursday

* I apologise in advance, it’s a bit crude, but was sooooo funny, I had to share this anecdote from today! If you are a very prim and proper person and don’t like to talk about sex, genitalia, and the like, click off now!

So there I was, innocently eating my lunch and browsing my Facebook news page.  I nearly choked as I read one post about my friend also discussing her gladness at having already eaten before being introduced to this subject.

Apparently a 74-year-old was on daytime TV discussing having a ‘Vagina Facial’ to please her 30-year-old lover!

Vagina facial… conjures up many images….

I couldn’t help it, at the staff room lunch table I asked, “What the heck is a Vagina Facial??!!”  There were plenty of flabbergasted faces, lots of ‘What on earth are you saying?’, ‘Say that again?’.

I googled it, and apparently its a new surgery for mature ladies for their, ahem, ‘lady gardens’, to counteract sagging and dryness!

Ok so that was kinda what I assumed it was going to be, but really? A Vagina Facial??!!

There’s always one who states the obvious, “Oh, thank God for that! You said facial and I had all sorts of weird ideas!  What, does a woman lay down and have someone else ‘rubbing themselves’ across her face??!!”

“Nah, that’s called being a lesbian!” piped up someone else.

Around the table, there was pure hysterics, and the staff sitting in the other area looked over, intrigued, but almost too scared to ask what the giggles were about!

So, what followed this was a whole crude discussion about what it could have been, and what it was.  I left at this stage, I had a class to bring in after lunch!

But, seriously, who on earth thought the name ‘Vagina Facial’ was a good idea in the first place??!! Vagi-lift, maybe, Tight-ina, Vagi-cial… anything but associating the face with ‘down below’ for a beauty treatment!

Honestly, I am still having disturbing images of what it could have been!

And, at 74, hats of to the woman! I hope her 30-year-old lover appreciated her ‘facial’!!!!

Are You A Blogging Addict? Take this 15 Question Quiz To Find Out!

Once you enter the Blogisphere, it is easy to get totally sucked in.

Are you someone who has become a fixed member of a blog addicts group, or do you set yourself limits so you still exist within the real world?

Don’t think too much, take my quiz and all will be revealed!

1. When you wake up in the morning,
  1. You stretch, check the time, want to go back to sleep, but haul yourself out of bed to get ready for the day
  2. You grab your phone to check your notifications/stats on your blog.
2. Before leaving work,
  1. You make sure your lunch is packed, have a shower, eat breakfast and head off to work
  2. You ensure all the above is done so you can sit and check all your social media channels, peruse your reader, answer comments eloquently, and maybe even bang out a post (or two!), and ensure all is published or scheduled for later.
3. When you get to work,
  1. You check, then switch your phone to silent, and put it away until your break/lunchtime.
  2. You check your notifications, your reader and maybe your stats, and try to leave your silenced phone somewhere accessible, in case of blogging emergency
4. At break/lunchtime,
  1. You make a cuppa and have a little chat with your colleagues/Eat lunch and maybe take a glance at your notifications
  2. You grab a drink, any drink/your lunch box and feverishly check out your reader and emails, not wanting to miss any post, and answer notifications, whilst trying to keep up with the conversations around the room.
5. After work,
  1. You thank goodness you’ve finish and leave work to go for a drink, or get home to put your feel up before making/ordering dinner.
  2. You quickly scroll through your reader (again! It’s amazing how many people out there post while you are at work!) and get yourself up to date with all notifications. Then go home.
6. Through the evening,
  1. You may find time to peruse your reader, or emails, and answer notifications, if you have the time. You might even leisurely write a post. If family need you you willingly relinquish your phone/tablet/PC and go and tend to their needs.
  2. You are happy that you can keep up with the reader in real time, and make sure your inbox is empty at all time! If someone dares to call you outside of designated times, you attempt to ignore them, then stomp off in their direction, deal with whatever issue they have, then get back to your reader ASAP!
7. At bedtime,
  1. You may read a book or watch a film, and snuggle down to sleep
  2. You do the above, but intermittently check your phone for any new posts and notifications. You may feel the need to compose a post, inspired by the happenings of the day.
8. At other times,
  1. You notice funny things around/shocking things and take a little time to digest them.
  2. The same as above but you get your phone or camera out to get photographic evidence, and quickly type up a note, or grab any piece of paper, or a notebook and write yourself a memo… This could be great blogger fodder!
9. When you check your stats and there is a dip,
  1. You think “Oh well…” and carry on with life
  2. You think the world has started to hate your blog, and you think what to do… change your theme? Change your niche? Change your style of writing? You may do all of the above!
10. When the stats show an upwards tilt,
  1. You smile happily to yourself, and continue with your day
  2. You smile broadly, and share said post with the entire world, because it has to be worth it, right?!
11. You look at your Facebook friends,
  1. And you have a great mix of old and new friends and family, peppered with a few online friends
  2. You can hand on heart say that you have not met half of them, but you know many better than your own family… because they are all part of your Blogily!
12. When faced with a choice and a little free time,
  1. You would rather reach for a book or meet a friend
  2. You want the book, but the phone or tablet beckons because you can sit and read posts!
13. When you are introducing yourself to someone,
  1. You use your proper name and shake hands
  2. You use your Gravatar handle and your blog name rolls off your tongue, before you realise you meant to say your name!
14. If you wake in the middle of the night,
  1. You have a quick drink of water, check the time and go back to sleep
  2. You think about turning over and going back to sleep, but instead you sneak a look at your phone. If your partner is knocked out, you check your notifications again. If they are stirring, you begrudgingly put your phone back, and try and sleep.
15. In the morning,
  1. You start the day all over again, as usual… cuppa, shower, breakfast, work
  2. You start the day all over again, as usual… checking your phone, notifications… oh crikey! Work!

The results…

Mostly 1’s – Congratulations! You have managed to find a balance between blogging and your real life!

Mostly 2’s – Shall I send you the form for the Bloggers Addicts Anonymous group?

(All tongue in cheek, you all know I am a true Blog Addict!)


One-Liner Wednesday – Hump Day – #1linerWeds

If I wish Hubby Dearest “Happy Hump Day”, will he get happy for all the wrong reasons?!

For Linda’s One Liner Wednesday challenge.



I Have Been Interviewed…On Radio No Less!

A few weeks ago the lovely Annette contacted me, asking if I would like to take part in her Radio Podcast Tell Me A Story on the radio station The Magic Happens.

I was tentative, nervous even, but a tad excited too… and you know me, I can be like a young excitable puppy sometimes!

The other night we sat ourselves comfortably down for a chat that should have lasted half an hour, but went on into the ‘over an hour’ range! And the interview was born! So if you would like to spend just a measly half an hour listening to my inane ramblings, and Annette’s dulcet tones, please click here or below…


The Podcasts are in alphabetical order and I see I am in very good company, but mine happens to be at the top!

So please, have a listen and let me know what you think!


Pull up a chair and get cozy as we take you to England so you can enjoy this podcast of Tell Me a Story featuring Ritu Bhathal. She’s a lady who makes many of us look like we are standing still, what with being a wife, mother, daughter, teacher and friend. On top of all that, Ritu […]

via Tell Me a Story Ritu Bhathal — Annette Rochelle Aben

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