Monday, 5 May 2014

Three things I have learned recently

Following on from last time's revelations about Paddy the cat's nocturnal mouse-munching activities, he remains shut out of the bedroom at night - something he is clearly not happy with. So, as the rumination of rodents failed to have any impact, he has reverted to emotional manipulation to gain access. As soon as he hears the alarm clock go off in the morning, the whining and scratching at the door begins.  I have learned that, if he is ignored for more than a couple of minutes, the supplicating furry arms appear:-
Followed by a slightly more insistent gesticulation:-




And when that doesn't work (mainly because I am laughing and trying to take pictures very early in the morning which is my excuse for the shocking quality) there comes the vaguely threatening two-paws approach:-

The second thing I have learned this weekend is this....If you are in a DIY shop and have to dodge out of the way of an injured man using his walking aid to point out the location of the paint to his wife, do not say to your husband "blimey, that bloke nearly hit me in the face with his crutch" because it will make him snort with inappropriate laughter and everyone will stare at you.

And the final thing I have learned lately is that, if you discover the lasagne you just used to make a delicious meal for your family is 2 years out of date, say nothing.  They all survived the experience and they never read this blog anyway.  Right?


The proof.....sssshhhhh!


15 comments:

  1. Men eh? schoolboy humour never deserts them. As for the lasagne? well those dates are only guidelines aren't they?

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    1. Oh yes, Libby - there's schoolboy himour aplenty in our house!

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  2. I expect the bronze die [sic] is an excellent preservative. They didn't taste a bit musty?

    I put my cat out at night now. It's no hardship now it's milder, and it does mean he doesn't throw the door open at 4.30am jump onto the bed, leap over my torso to land with a thump on the other side and then sit expectantly by the door windows. If he can't open the door he'll whine and whine and whine and won't stop until you open it. He's nothing if not determined to get his own way!

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    1. Paddy tried the whining all night routine, but I stood firm for a few nights and he soon got bored, thank god!

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  4. Aah bless that cat and you taking pics at that time of the morning. Have to admit to joining the stranger in laughing, sorry! As for that lasagne, two years is good eh? Are we not from the smell by date school than the sell by date one? ;)

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    1. Definitely from the smell by date school! The lasagne was fine - tasted normal and nobody noticed. I did throw away what was left in the packet though!

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  5. Love the cat beckoning you out in the morning!
    And there's nothing wrong with that lasagne for the family....you didn't eat it yourself though did you??

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    1. Yes, we all ate it and lived to tell the tale. It didn't taste any different to normal!

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  6. You have made me check my cupboard. I also have a packet of out of date lasagne, vintage July 2011. As I had my kitchen done in 2012 this means I packed it up in a box and put it back in the cupboard a few weeks later and still didn't realise.

    No-one wants a crutch in the face in a hardware store.

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    1. Quick, Trish - cook the lasagne and chuck the box away. No one will ever know!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I don't even make lasagnes any more I buy them from the store, so I am even lower down the artisanal home-made handdone made by hands of virgins in upper himalayas scale!

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  8. Your cat is awesome, some of the actors in the latest movies should take a few tips from his hands-paw emoting

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Oh go on - say something for God's sake...