Last Week I Learnt That…#26
- Mobile phones have replaced child minders. Well, when I say replaced, I mean they are part of a family’s repertoire of keeping the children occupied. We were in a restaurant and both children were given iphones with different apps on to sit and watch. It worked for a few minutes but I did wonder what it was doing for their eye sight and doesn’t it negate going out together?
- Adding a few candles, turning down the lights and playing some soft music means restaurants and pubs can dress up ‘supper’ as a Valentine Experience’ and charge the earth!
- ‘Bimbleing’ is a wonderful description of not doing very much!
- Sitting eating cake in a jacket is tricky. As you will know if you have visited here recently, I had a birthday and one of the presents was to have tea at the Ritz. Now it is posh so men have to wear a jacket and tie. Hubby looked very smart in his new jacket. but he is not used to sitting and eating in ‘outdoor clothes’. I suppose we would have needed to ask permission to be told ‘gentleman may take their jackets off’ but it was not a million degrees so that was never going to happen!
- There are more types of tea than all the tea in China! Linking with the afore mentioned tea party, we were given the menu to select our beverage from. When I say beverage, I mean TEA. There were 17 different types to choose from with many different flavours and perfumes. I choose Lapsong Souchong because it always sounds so grand but is quite expensive. My son (who was paying the bill) had Russian Caravan. As he said, he can get Earl Grey in the supermarket but has never heard of this black tea. In these situations, you’ve just got to do it, haven’t you?!
- Olympic tickets are still available. I am really puzzled that quite a few product companies seem to have Olympic tickets to give away for the purchase of particular items. Apparently there are ‘thousands to be won’. How come?!
- One sound that you do not want to hear the day before you are due to go to London is ‘Ouch!’ Hubby has a dickey back. He has been working hard over the last few years to strengthen it so that it does not ‘go out’ and disable him for days. Thankfully, although it had ‘gone’, it didn’t take too long with the chiropractor’s help to get him comfortable and able to travel.
So, a busy eventful week for me. what was yours like?