Ahh, it’s that time of the week again…
This week’s petted lip huff relates to shorts. Honestly, I *hate* shorts shopping – it’s summer, it’s hot in the South of France, and I want something comfy that isn’t a skirt. This summer (like every summer of late) super-short shorts are the fashion du jour. Trust me, you do *not* want to see me in hot pants. I’d put you off your lunch. I’d put myself off my lunch. I have rower’s thighs, enough said… Anyway, some of them have ‘roll down legs’ this year, which makes them a reasonable length, but it seems everyone else that wasn’t a size 6 got there before me *sigh*
This week’s baffling road sign? Red X Is Mandatory. Now I do know what this means, but how about any of the non-Brits, anyone want to take a guess? I couldn’t even find a photo of this elusive beast, that I frequently see on my way to and from work (with no red X in sight)
I’m sure the prospect of having twins is enough to make any woman wince slightly, and cross their legs, but imagine being the poor lady in Glasgow who gave birth to her third set recently, positively makes your eyes water!
Remember that giveaway I had for SMS Giveaway day with the pouch and accompanying tea? Well I hate tea, but I certainly learned more about it from people’s entries stating what flavour they’d like in accompaniment. Turns out though, that some of you could be saving yourself a fortune, after Aldi’s 99p Berry Fruits tea scored higher in a taste test than Harrod’s £5.95 Green Tea With Bergamot. I know lots of you shop at Harrod’s…
Jamie Oliver, come back, the schoolkids need you again! Apparently 1 in 3 primary school kids think cheese comes from a plant, and 1 in 5 think fish fingers come from chicken. Oh dear…
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Lots more lovely randomness!. I do wonder what they teach in primary schools though, don't you ?
I have no idea what the mandatory red X refers to, unless it is a lane closure. Is that it?
They know fish fingers are fish and Joan knows cheese comes from milk, although Fred said leaf!?! Not sure he was concentrating! Joan also just told me chips come from potatoes 🙂
I HATE shorts. HATE.
I'm not sure what you mean about the red X but I don't get out much. I got excited on your behalf when fat face sent me an email to say they had shorts…until read they were £28 per pair! As for where Cheese comes from – ask the bloke who wrote my bird book. He seems to think the grated stuff is under the shrubberies 🙂
Ugh. Shorts. I just refuse. I feel like I'm jamming my legs into sausage casings. Or what I imagine that would feel like….
What Bethany said! I asked Z and here are his answers which aren't too bad bearing in mind he is still pre-school and not primary age 😉 Cheese comes from a factory and fish fingers come from the sea 🙂
Are you an eBay shopper? I get lots of nice clothes off there … I'm not bothered if they're used so long as in good condition … a thorough spin in the washing machine and they're fine! But there's loads of new items on there too … well worth checking out.
As for chicken fish … well most adults thought their beef burgers came from cows until recently … I shudder to think what fish fingers actually do contain given all the crap that does get dumped in the sea! :/
I have worn shorts precisely twice this year already, which must be a record for the usual British summer!
oh, my!!!! I said it before, but I'll say it again: I so very much enjoy your random posts and look forward to them every Thursday. You're the bestest!!!!
How does one keep cool when your body doth protest? Love your pictures!!
Good luck looking for the shorts! I loath shorts, give me a summer skirt any day!
Shorts?! I haven't worn those since I was about ten…I'll stick to maxi dresses, the world does not need to see my legs. I don't need to see my legs ;o)
P.S. The sign actually said 'Red X is mandatory'? Does that mean people ignore the X and have to be told to take notice of it?!!
Well if beef burgers come from horse, why not – I bet they are bloody right – pizza hut cheese is not actually a dairy product!
Fish fingers here are made from road sweepings!
why would she even want yotoet pregnant again after one set of twins, let alone two?
Hey never mind it's still not hot in France, but it better bloody well be by the time we get to Provence or I'll have a great big hissy fit.
The good thing about working in your own office is nobody can see you in shorts, so I went work on my bike in shorts Tuesday, Wednesday and to-day. Hooray that was summer!
I just bought another one of Jamie's cookbooks today. Luckily, the food situation is not quite as bad here in town but it's getting there. It makes me cringe as a teacher – especially seeing what comes out of some of the cafeterias. They ban Coca-cola, and diet coke but diet iced tea and high-fructose corn syrup sweetened fruit juices and doritos are fair game in the vending machines… Blerg!
I hate shorts, too. So what if you have rower's thighs! Rowers are sexy. I once considered moving to Oxford for that very reason. 🙂
Unfortunately my daughter does think that fishfingers come from chickens. She flat out refuses to eat fish so I haven't corrected her!
She does however know that Cheese comes from milk and that milk comes from cows. Tomorrow she'll learn where wool comes from – we're going shearing!
There was a time when a brand of butter that could be found in Harrods for something like £2.50 could also be found in Lidl (in exactly the same packaging) for £0.99 The theory was that those who bought their butter in Harrods wouldn't be caught dead in Lidl so would never find out that they were being ripped off!
The clue is in the name surely? And you can buy chicken fingers….
Not that I ever bought my tea at Harrods, I have been known to willingly pay more for something in a shop I'm already shopping in just so I don't have to go to ANOTHER shop! 🙂 But the fact that kids think fish fingers come from chicken?? Appalling! (It's probably the same statistic in America, so who am I to talk!)
Have a great weekend!
Is the red X a Scottish thing? Never ever seen one at any time whilst driving.
In Australia if there was a red X on the road I wouldn't drive on it. Must be different where you live.
Have a lovely weekend.
A red X is a lane closed maybe? I'll have to test my kids but I think they would know the answer, hope! Shorts suck. And in Australia we get six months of summer so shorts are everybody's go to summer item. I prefer lightweight three quarter pants or knee length shorts, or skirts. Short shorts are not for mid 30smothers of 3, even if your legs are still good as. Uh uh, it's the same with string bikinis. Just don't do it people!
I have no idea what this red x thing is….
Equally shorts can go the other way. I bought some navy ones from H&M last year and they reminded me of cycling shorts I had as a kid for PE- they weren't baggy enough for the length they were. Really odd. They went to charity this year.
I must have been off school that day, no idea what red x is mandatory means. As for shorts… cut your jeans up!
The only red X I remember seeing is for moveable lanes, so red X means the oncoming traffic have that lane. And I wouldn't have thought people would need to be told to obey that type of red X.
I think after having two sets of twins, you would know your third pregnancy will result in twins. My advice would be to refrain from going for pregnancy number three, and if you do, you deserve what you get 🙂
I've been making my own shorts (but too lazy to blog about it) cause I hate shorts shopping, too! Plus, the last pair I bought was $60, compared to the $5 I spend for the yard of denim I need to make my own. Now if only I could get off my butt to make another pair so I don't have to strategize my laundry…
I don't know about the red X, but over here they put a sign "Stop on red" by a temporary road works traffic light… Hate shorts, I only dare wear them when nobody will see me in them.