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Sunday, 21 August 2016 00:45
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 I feel like I haven't been on here for ages.  Probably because I haven't.  I haven't had the time.  My sister and her two kids were here all last week, dog-sitting while my parents were away and I was at work.  When I was home, I was either entertaining the kids, or watching movies with Jennie.  We got though four Star Trek movies, the Man From UNCLE (Which is much better on the second viewing, once the shock as worn off!) Deadpan, Death Becomes her, which is an old silly favorite from when we were kids, and Demolition Man, which is as well.  We also managed to go pottery painting, have a trip to the Humber Bridge park (Pokemon hunting!) and eat lots of take out.  It was a fun week.

Next week, we're all heading to Center Parcs, Mum, Dad, me, Jen, her husband and kids and the dog.  I'm looking forward to it, even though sharing a room with Poppy means I will never get enough sleep!  

Work is going well, though I;m glad to be getting a week off.  It's a bit scary though, like one of the managers told me how impressed her manager had been with me, and then She was telling another manager how well I was doing, and I was a little baffled because I honestly don't feel like I;m going that well.  I feel like I'm constantly asking for help, and struggling to put out one fire after another.  But I guess nothing has actually burned down yet, so maybe It's going better than I think.

I'm up late drinking beer tonight because Poppy I don't have to get up to take Poppy to karate tomorrow, she went today instead.  This will be my last lie-in for a week, so I'm going to take advantage by staying up late for no reason.

In other news, I finally got my hair cut today.  It's been about seven months, and I decided it was time to get the back trimmed so it was more even with the front.  It looks and feels so much better.  I should have done it months ago.  All I have to do now is decide what ind of a style I;m actually going to go for.  I'm thinking inverted bob, but I will need more length in the front.

Day Out

Monday, 30 May 2016 00:08
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Pleasure Island was surprisingly good.  Trip adviser reviews had me believing it had become kind of run down and rubbish in the 20 or so years since I last went, but it still looks good.  They still have a lot of the same rides, and some new ones too.  My sister convinced me to go one the Boomerang, which is this ridiculous roller coaster that drags you up really high then fires you around a series of twists and turns, then does the whole thing in reverse  I didn't really like it as a teenager, to be honest.  You just have to do stuff like that so people don't think you're a wimp.  Same as an adult, unfortunately, but it was okay!  I'd do it again if pushed!

We went to watch the parrot show, and my baby niece Hazel found it hilarious.  Every time one of the birds squares, this four month old baby was just giggling hysterically!

When we were kids, long before Pleasure Island was build, we used to go to Cleethorpes to visit my Nana Jenny, my mum's mum, who lived in a caravan there for half the year.  Near to the site where the theme park is now there used to be a little park with rides you had to pay for individually.  Little things like trampolines and swing boats, but my favorite was this massive bumpy slide.  You sat in sacks to go down it, and it was probably as tall as two houses.  It disappeared, with the rest of the park around the time the theme park opened.  Well, now it's inside the park!  Or if it's not that one, it;s exactly the same.  So exciting.  And exactly how I remember it.  Poppy loved it, and she dragged me (ha!  there was no dragging involved!) on if four times to race down it.  A bit of a blast from the past.  Basically, I spent most of the day being a kid!

I'm really glad I went.  I wrote a 5* Trip Adviser review to try to counteract some of the negativity on there.
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I've just spent the better part of an hour helping my dad set up his new iPhone. Which it much less time than it took me to help my mum set hers up. I don't get it, mine worked with no problems.

Got there in the end though, and my dad has finally joined this decade with my mum's old 5s instead of the very slow 3s he had been using for the last fifty years (approximately). I heard a rumour that he's going to change his contract so he has some data too, which would be nice because as it is, he can only receive iMessages when he has wifi, and apple, not being that smart, default sends iMessage to anyone with an iPhone, meaning that every time I text him, I have to change the settings on my phone if I want to be sure that he'll get it. Or else if he's at work, the shops, walking the dog, anywhere but at home, it just disappears into the ether.

In other news, I ran the branch today and there were no major disasters. A few minor ones, but so far so good. Four more days of being the boss to go... (and so much that can still go wrong!)

I'm in countdown mode to new Game of Thrones. T minus six minutes and counting. Although I'm going to watch it a bit late so I can fast forward the adverts.
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I am so ridiculously mad with my dad.

So, Ant Man came out last week, and I really wanted to see it. My dad didn't, and so I was going to go with someone else, but then he talked to some friends of his who told him that it looked really good, and he suddenly changed his mind. Great, so we'll go. We arranged to go on Tuesday. Yesterday, he mentioned that he needed to text his friend Pat about the times. That's fine, because she often goes with us to see films and I kind of know her. But then today he mentioned that he wanted to get y mum's Meercat Movies code, even though we already have mine. So I asked why, was someone else going? Yes, he says, he went out to lunch with a bunch of people the other day and told them he was going, and they all wanted to see it too, so he doesn't know how many, but there will probably be about seven of them.

So at this point I got kinda mad, because I really don't want to go with a huge gang of people I don't know. And he get all bewildered, like what's the problem, and I simply can;t understand why he doesn't get why it's an issue for me. Hello, social anxiety? So now he's going to see the film I want to see that he wasn't even bothered about, and I'm not. I'm going next week with Jennie. Which means I have to wait a whole other week.

I'm absolutely furious with him, and he doesn't understand why.

Well, he's not getting my Meercat Movies code.


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