28 January, 2010

Kindle Fetish

I have had my kindle for a week now and still loving it. I have downloaded a few books - with the price of the downloads I think the kindle will pay for itself.
I have a strange emotional attachment to it. I don't really like other people touching it. I feel really happy when I'm using it and I have caught myself stroking it a few times.
I think I have a kindle fetish..

23 January, 2010

Kindle Love

I got my kindle! I got my kindle! (sways sides to side, making circular motions with my arms). I also got my kindle cover, as you can't really take it out in its nude state.
I love it. I have downloaded samples - the first chapters of books I may buy and will decide whether or not to buy them.
I know that this is the first flush of love and I may grow disillusioned but at the moment:
I Love my Kindle, I love my Kindle.

20 January, 2010

Men and Women

As I get older I notice that I seem to get on better with men than I do with women. This is a huge surprise to me. Yesterday it dawned on me why this is. Most women my age have children. And they talk about them (nothing wrong in that!) but as I don't have kids I can't really join in. So the mothers are all chatting about children stuff, their common bond and I can either sit on the side lines, getting depressed or I can go over and talk to the blokes. Fathers don't seem to talk about their children much and so it is easier for me to find common stuff to talk about.
There is a Calpol advert where the tag line is : If you're a parent, you'll understand. (When I was going through the fertility stuff - that used to really hurt, I felt like it was personally directed at me.)Well the tag line to this is :if you haven't got kids you'll understand.

16 January, 2010


I have taken the plunge and ordered a Kindle. The main reasons being:
I ordered 99% of books from the Internet, as books I like don't seem to that available in English book shops. If I get a Kindle I can down load them (I've checked the lists) rather than having to wait for the post.
In the long run it will be cheaper than getting another set of book shelves. My book collection has started to overspill on the window sills.
The price has been reduced!

13 January, 2010


I had my hospital appointment - and everything is a-ok! The relief of it! So how did I celebrate ? by pushing a trolley round Asda. Still it is the ordinary things that makes life what it is. I might put the towels in the wash later.
Ladies I have a question - do the men in your life towel cape? By this I mean when they've got of the bath/shower they wrap a towel around their waist and a towel draped round their shoulders? I think its weird and not a good look.

11 January, 2010


I went to the Doctors a few weeks ago and she said, to be on the safe side she'd refer me to the hospital. I was okay with that and even pleased that I was getting stuff checked out. What a responsible Robbo I am. Todaywhen I got home from work there was the appointment letter for this Wednesday. I'm amazed how much I'm freaking inside. Aside from the fertility treatment (and that was by choice) I haven't had to go to the hospital since I was 6. And that was for my tonsils. I didn't like hospitals then and I've just realised that I don't like them now. Am concentrating on "living in the moment" and "being 41 not 6" and telling myself- well at least I'll get a lie in Wednesday morning.
Repeat - must be grown up, must be grown up, must be grown up...

09 January, 2010

Twilight Tweet

I've just watched Twilight. Mr Darcy, Mr Rochester,Rupert Campbell Black and Edward Cullen. We girls do like a challenge, don't we?

Snowed in Saturday

I don't intend on going out today. At all. I'm having a cozy day in. I intend to do chores - and I take my time doing them, as I haven't got anything planned for today. It is a luxury and I will make the most of it.
I do feel sad though as the Little Dudes were supposed to be coming over tonight, but the roads are just too treacherous. Treacherous is a word people are using a lot lately. The pavements are treacherous. The roads are treacherous. Severe weather warnings. Do you think Stephen King is writing a horror book : The Snow - and this time its treacherous.

07 January, 2010

More snow

And so it continues..I bundle myself in a big scarf pulled up high round my neck, woolly hat pulled over my ears, warm coat, sturdy shoes, gloves. I shuffle along the icy streets , scared that I'd fall over. We were supposed to be going out with friends tomorrow - but cancelled until the weather is better. It is tedious. Bah! Humbug!
The plus side is that it is delicious being at home, all warm and cosy. The stove is on, dinner is cooking in the oven and I'm with my honey.

06 January, 2010

Glad to be home

Tonight's journey home was horrible. Although the trains were running, the train company did not take in to account people were living work early. It was like a blizzard in the city. We all rammed into a 4 carriage train. 4 carriages - that's a baby train. The driver shouted at us at the West Ham stop to seat in the available seats so that new passengers ( or customers, I think they call us) can get in. Reader - there were no spare seats! Otherwise we wouldn't be rammed up against each other. Then at Basildon he shouted at the passengers trying to get on "Can't you see this train is rammed solid, another train is arriving 5 minutes after us. Wait for that" Reader- the train was empty compared to the carnage of bodies earlier.
Still at least I got home in one piece. Already to do it again tomorrow.

04 January, 2010

More Snow

When I let the dog out in the garden last night , the night sky was dark grey and the garden was covered in virgin white snow.
"Steve - its effing snowed again." I said.
I. do. not. like. snow.

03 January, 2010

Life saver

I 've ripped of lot off Dan's blog over the years - but men , this guide could make your lives a lot easier.


Just before Christmas, we signed up for the Sky Movies channel. Movies - to me they will always be films , although I've noticed that the Little Dudes call films, movies. Any hoo I digress. I watched a few chick flics -The Jane Austen Book Club and the Holiday. I couldn't believe how stoopid The Holiday was. As Jack Black was it it I thought that it would be at least okay. I was wrong it was really stupid and made no sense. Although I don't want chick flics for the plots , or even the acting. I like the props. The gorgeous homes they live in, the interesting knick knacks. The clothes and jewellery that the leading women wear. I loved the bathroom Kate Winslet had in the holiday. I liked the cosy cardy Jocelyn wore on the beach, and the over sized wine glasses Sylvia had in Jane Austen's Book Club.
I also watched The Mist. Although it was a big B movie it had one of the best endings ever. The ending made it worth seeing the film - and no, for a change, I won't spoil it for you!


Steve and I went to our local Indian last night. It has been years since we have been there, which is silly really as it is in walking distance, good grub and a very friendly atmosphere. Roger , the owner, plays it just right - friendly but doesn't impinge.
It was refreshing doing something off the cuff- normally I'm a planner - tables are booked weeks in advance. Sorting out what to wear and getting ready. All I did last night was put on a fresh coat of lipstick.

02 January, 2010

Crystal Ball

I went to see a clairvoyant this afternoon. The same one I went to see in 2007. I'm going to jot down what she said before I forget:
Next year The Robbos are moving! Same area but nicer house.
That will be interesting as Mr Robbo does not want to move.
At the end of the year we will be getting a new car - through choice
In 2007 when Chris predicted we'd get a new car - it was because some one rammed into it , when it was parked, completely writing off.
I'll stay in my job, and Steve's job will be safe. I'll be changing my job within the organisation next year.
There will be a family holiday and big celebration.
It is my Dad's 70th this year and we are all going to Centre Parcs.
We will be decorating the hall and replacing the carpet.
We'll need to if we want to sell the place.
Chris picked up on the fact that Steve is involved in radio.
All the family are worriers.
Too right!
Mr Robbo is a very lovely man and that we have a good relationship and I only have eyes for him.
Well, Chris can't be expected to get everything right ....