A weird and wonderful weekend…

Well I chose that title mainly for the alliteration, to be fair. It’s been a fairly odd, slightly dull, kind of hard weekend. Lots of work and study and stuff, and nowhere near enough fun, banter, or hanging out with fun people. It was fairly weird though, so the title isn’t a complete load of codswallop.

These weekends come to us all, right?

I think the true signifier that this was a bit of a craptacular weekend occurred in the first five minutes of my driving lesson….I’m feeling good, confident, OK and then a whopping grass snake / adder (at least a foot long) slithers in front of the car.


Emergency Stop!

Much girly flapping of hands.

It’s not so much that I hate snakes, or that I wish them any ill….I’m just not the biggest fan. I think it’s the whole lack of legs thing (lizards are cute…snakes are..not). Or something similarly inane. I just kind of dislike the creatures, but not in a hugely active way. They’re a bit like ex-boyfriends – I’m OK if I know one’s coming (say, when I watch a movie or similar – this would be the snakes, not the exes. None of my exes are movies stars. Well, not yet, anyhow), but when one suddenly just APPEARS? Gives me the heebie jeebies like you wouldn’t believe.

So that was….fun? My instructor then proceeded to freak me the heck out with horror stories for the rest of the lesson. Guess who f***ed up every single manoeuvre after that?


Saturday night was lowkey, but OK. A few drinks, and then a bit of a sing….lots of work done, so that’s great. Sunday was church then work. I am working waaaaay to much at the moment, but it’s the usual thing – isn’t it amazing what a motivator a little unrequited love / lust / whatever can be for a girl?

My classroom is more spangly than ever, my resourcing is kicking ass, I’m reading books, my flat is spick and span, I’ve rewritten half of my medium term plans, my friends are getting more letters and emails and texts than they probably ever anticipated, I’m practising my singing, and this evening? I am baking. I should sustain a bruise to the heart (metaphorical, not literal!) more often!

So everything’s fine here, just a little crazy. I can also feel a bit of a weep coming on though, so I’m hoping to head it off at the pass this evening by watching Amelie or La Vita e Bella or Magnolia and just letting myself have a good cry. I’ve been bottling stuff up for a while, so a decent tearfest is totally overdue.

Haha, I am so freaking touchy-feely happy-clappy sometimes. But we all have to do what we have to do to survive.

Seems for me I have to waffle on inanely, make cookies and cry. It’s not such a bad deal, really.

Have a great week, everyone!


PS Just call me nature girl…at hometime today (Monday) I was launched into a mission to save a lost racing pigeon. Life’s never dull, right?


  1. whatigotsofar
    30th April 2007 / 4:46 pm

    I love your comparison of snakes and exes. I never thought about it like that before. That was bang on.And maybe you could save me a google search, how do you race pigeons? Wouldn’t they just fly away?

  2. Miss Ash
    30th April 2007 / 6:15 pm

    This post reminded me of Izzy on Grey’s…..everytime she is emotional/sad etc she bakes and bakes and bakes until the entire kitchen is strewn with muffins and cakes.

  3. Wiwille
    30th April 2007 / 7:57 pm

    I’m sure the good folks of the United Kingdom will sleep safely knowing you’ll lock up the brakes when you see a snake.

  4. Oh great One
    30th April 2007 / 8:24 pm

    Racing pigeons?I’m glad you had a weird and WONDERFUL weekend!

  5. Princess Extraordinaire
    30th April 2007 / 9:10 pm

    Snakes as exes? I LOVE IT! I am sorry you had such a scare though…

  6. Hulles
    30th April 2007 / 10:12 pm

    Hugs to you! XOXOXO.

  7. Reverend Sumangali Tania Pink
    30th April 2007 / 11:33 pm

    I’m not much of a baker. I waffle on inanely, EAT cookies and cry. We’d make a good team ;)xxpinks

  8. Claire
    1st May 2007 / 5:11 pm

    wigsf ~ Hee. Well, you know how I like my analogies! And for more than you’ll ever need to know about racing pigeons do click on http://www.pigeonracing.com/ (The Official Journal of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association!). Hee x 2.Miss Ash ~ the first time I saw Izzy do that on the show I was all verklempt with the “That’s what I do…”Wiwille ~ I live to serve. Or in this case, swerve.OGO ~ click above for a pigeon bonanza!PE & Hulles ~ Mille mercis, sweethearts.Pinks~ we WOULD, wouldn’t we?Cxx

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