Friday, 10 February 2012

Why is nothing ever simple?

Well, what a week. Last weekends dripping tap has ended up with Welsh Water coming out to dig my street up. Pretty impressive eh?

In the last week we have found out that our bathroom tap is buggered (technical term, naturally), our stop cock under the sink doesn't work and leaks (although I have found out from the water company that the term is now stop tap as cock is offensive) and that the stop cock/tap out in the street doesn't work either! Hence the digging up of the street to replace it. I wouldn't be suprised if they find a problem with the sewer out there too, but that's just me getting a bit techy.

So if we had happened to have some major leakage incident in the house, we would have been well and truly screwed! But at least it's getting fixed now. Although I do now need a new bathroom tap and a new indoor stop cock/tap.

Enough about water though (although I could have made the story a lot longer, but refrained!).

In other news, its freezing cold, although the snow hasn't yet made a return.

Well, I just looked out the window and saw white stuff coming down, so that's a lie before I start! I don't think it'd enough to stick, but it's definitely coming from the sky!

I finished reading the new Mike Gayle book yesterday, The Stag and Hen Weekend. It was so crap though that I'm not going to bother with a review. I'll just say that it was a bit of a non-story and didn't really have a tidy plot.

I've started reading The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, which I believe has been released as a film in the cinema today. I'm hoping I will enjoy the book as I've heard it's a bit like The little Stranger by Sarah Waters and I love that book.

What are we all up to for valentines? Anything exciting? We're going for a meal tomorrow as on the day its all so forced. They hike the prices up by 20quid, give you a set menu of foods that are either messy as hell or designed to recreate the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp and it always makes me think of a prison visiting area the way all of the tables are laid out and you have to look at each other across the table. I'll just clarify here that I've never been in a prison, but I have watched a lot of Bad Girls, so feel qualified to make this comparison.


  1. When did Stop Cock become offensive? Lets claim it back I say!

    1. Hehe bring back the cock! I love it. Cock eyes, cocktail, peacock, cockrel...There are so many cock related words to bring into everyday use!

  2. For Valentines day I'm going to make steak with chips, onion rings the whole shabbang and my boyfriend is in charge of dessert (warm chocolate fudge cake with scoops and drizzle of Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream mmmmm), probably eaten on trays infront of the telly! Who said romance is dead eh? haha!

    1. That sounds like a pretty good plan to me!! We were planning on getting a takeaway and having a pretty similar night but I havn't been well, so we may have to postpone the romance!!