Third October Blog


Third October Blog. – 8/1014

I am preparing this blog, as I have done before, on a Sunday. And last night, the windows steamed up. Getting cold out there folks. Not o much during the day, but you can certainly see a difference in temperature at night now.

Some trees are shedding and around here, autumnal colours are not much to write home about. Yellows, browns, though most trees, because it was such a lovely spring and summer, are still wearing their green summer coats, though those greens have a tinge, just a tinge of yellow or brown.

Enough of the weather report already!

Again, i am ‘ meeting ‘ new authors. Lovely people with great stories to tell. If only there were more time to read all their books/blogs. I try as much as I can, but time is short.

Busy this afternoon. Have just had a late lunch, not bad smoked salmon, and the beauty of it is, it was a reasonable price and i have extended that price by having slightly less on our plates so that one 200 gm packet will go three times for lunch for two. I call that good management. Our roast chicken I am cooking for tonight was on a special offer so much cheaper than the guide price. This will provide a meal each for two, for at least two meals, then at least one meal for lunch and then soup for two. I may even be able to freeze a small amount for soup another time. Needless to say, we are buying another chicken and freezing it this coming week (for delivery tomorrow morning) while the special price offer is still available.

Domesticity takes pride of place over all, apparently. Look after the small things…….etc.!

We read a piece yesterday in a newspaper that really p**ssed me off. How some women were saying they could not manage on over £100,000 per annum, paying school fees ( if you cannot afford it, DON’T DO IT!!!!). Only 4 holidays per annum. I do not have ONE holiday and am not grousing! They have to pay for regular beauty treatments. And use Spas and it costs so much, they cannot afford to pay the mortgage! WHAT! Where are their priorites? Mortgage comes first, people! The list went on.

Now, I do not begrudge anyone a holiday. You work, you need a break, but the quote for one was a trip to China, plus the Seychelles, plus other holidays whilst complaining they did not get Child Support. What! To help pay for the myriad lholidays? Everyone is entitled to choose a school, but if, on those incomes, you cannot afford the school fees, the uniforms, the tennis lessons and so on, find another cheaper or State run school. Please do not bitch to those who have only around £20,000 per annum to house, feed, clothe a family!! Sorry, another rant. I really bite the bullet with these disclosures. They live in a different world to most people, and as such, ought to be given a grip on reality.

If all these expenditures are important to you, AND your income allows you to afford such expenditures, and you are happy to spend said income in this way, by all means, be my guest. Just do NOT BITCH in public, that you do not have enough money to keep up this standard of of living!!!!! Tough titty! CUT some of the spending on unnecessary extra holidays, CUT the spending in Health Spas – totally unnecessary, CUT your spending on so called beauty treatments, unnecessary.

A very famous author once said, in one of his novels. “Annual Income £100, annual expenditure £99.19s. 6p, happiness. Annual income, £100, annual expenditure £100. 00s 6p. Misery!!! Those wimen who bitched at not having enough on their incomes ( or orobably their partner’s incomes) should take stock. Rework their expenses and cut back on a few things, but most of all STOP BITCHING YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH. Most have to make do on much less.

I rest my case.

Seems I am often on a rant here lately, so sorry.

Have a good week, my friends.



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