Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Despite treacherous conditions since Friday, I've done my bit and traipsed, slid and skidded my way to and from work. Last night I spent a good hour with my neighbour chipping off the thick ice from the pavement outside our houses - our local newspaper is printing stories about how badly Brighton & Hove council have coped with this weather, and I'm inclined to agree given that main roads and pavements are still icy in places. Brighton is very hilly in places and it's downright dangerous - I'm lucky I'm able-bodied but it must be very frightening for those unsteady on their feet.

Anyway, that's not why I'm grumpy! I've done my best not to be, honest (despite the fact there is no way on this earth I'm going to be ready for Christmas this year).

Here are a couple of pictures and you can see I've tried to find nice things to think about instead of grumpiness.

This was about 8am on Friday morning and the snow was about 10cm deep. Looks quite pretty if you don't have to go anywhere particular.

I happened to mention buttons in a conversation with one of my neighbours and she said "oh, I've got loads you can have". Lizzie, eat your heart out.
See, it's nothing to be grumpy about.

After work today, I braved the supermarket and spotted this spud shaped like a heart. I bought it purely because I thought it was sweet (I'm going a bit soft in my old age I think). Still not grumpworthy, and you have to agree I've been trying not to be....

So, what has made me VERY grumpy? Well, standing staring into space at the supermarket checkout, I eventually noticed a large red display in front of me (I tune out when I'm in supermarkets as I find that's the best way to cope with them). Ooh, I thought, choccie! and the little choccie alert in my brain tuned me back in to reality. I did have to ask the lady behind me to confirm that I wasn't hallucinating though. She had a look at the object of my major grumpiness and agreed I was perfectly sane and not seeing things. (She also left the shop grumpy).

So, what was it that finished me off so that I've finally succumbed to a major grumpfest?


Nestlé, producers of Kit Kat, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
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Sarah said...

Well it's not like anyone's going to be buying it. Come on, don't be grumpy! Go and have a look at all that pretty white stuff again and just enjoy how it looks - perfect. Oh it's just too pretty.

And as for those buttons, that's way better than any Christmas gift isn't it? I bet you'll be dropping buttons into conversations all the time now! Hey, I will!!

Croap Queen said...

There were some missing Sarah :o/ Somebody had bought them! Bawl, sniff.

I don't think we're going to get any more pretty stuff now in this part of the south. Looks as though a lot of the country will have a pretty white Christmas though.

I shall be slipping the words "unwanted" and "buttons" into as many conversations as I can from now on. LOL.

Lululiz said...

Oh thank you so much, now you have made me all grumpy as well. Double grumpy, actually. You got given all those lovely buttons? Just like that? I have to hunt high and low to find a few here and there, and you are given them??? Well, poo.
And as to Easter choccies on sale now, thats just plain ridiculous. Makes me want to boycot Easter choccies altogether. Hmm, come to think of it, I do anyway, lol, haven't bought any for years.

Sharon said...

OMG you make me laugh.


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