Sunday, 31 March 2013

My month in numbers

Q: Why was 10 afraid?
A: Because seven ate nine and ten was next.
Yes folks, it's time for 'my month in numbers'  Even though I'm a maths-o-phobic, I like to join in with the fun over at Julie's blog
Q: Which month do soldiers hate?
A: The month of March
OK enough of that - let's see what's been happening over the last 31 days ...
First of all, a biggy. On the 14th I celebrated the 55 years that I have been on this earth.  Same day but totally different year - Michael Caine.  Not a lot of people know that ;-)  Also, same day same year, same hour practically, Prince Albert of Monaco.  When my mum turned on the radio after my arrival, the news was full of how Princess Grace had just given birth to a son.  Same day but many years earlier and with absolutely nothing else in common with me - Albert Einstein!
-7 the temperature in the Ice Bar when R took me there for my birthday treat
4 different types of sandwich, 2 types of scone, 2 desserts, 2 marshmallow toadstalls and 1 piece of cake at the Mad Hatters tea party (oh, and especially for Julie - one place setting which when placed together made up the picture of a zebra!)
23 years since I gave birth to Jon
4 different new recipes for chocolate learnt at cookery demonstration; 20 million calories if you ate all those dishes in one sitting
5 scrappers here for a mini crop, 3 I'd never met before 2 from USA and 1 from Spain
1 meerkat toy arrived to live with us, 10 days - the amount of time it took Royal Mail to transport him from Edinburgh to Hertfordshire.  REcorded delivery as well.  Tut Tut Royal Mail, stay behind after school and write out for me 100 times 'Could do better'.






 
Far too many - days that have been freezing cold and/or snowy
Far too low - temperatures this month. Let's face it, if you're not in an ice bar you don't want to see a minus sign in front of the temperature
How's your month in numbers been shaping up?








18 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

I like that zebra table setting :)

alexa said...

Lots of interesting numbers here - and can understand why the minus temperatures were offset by the plus calories! That zebra place-setting is delightful ...

Gail said...

What a neat looking table setting. Belated Happy Birthday.

Cheri said...

That Mad Hatter's tea party looks yummy!

Julie Kirk said...

Thank you so much for contributing to my fundraising efforts - your support means such a lot! I'm now at 39% of my target ... so thank you!

And belated birthday greetings! You know I loved the table setting [I think I like the sound of tea on zebra plates a bit better than a bar where you have to keep your coat on - but I'm sure you had fun just the same!]

March must officially be 'blogger / craft-friends meet-up month' ... must be! It's spontaneously happening everywhere!

I've added you to the board now Deb: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/my-month-in-numbers/

Wishing you a happy [hopefully warmer] April!

Julie :-)

Alison said...

Wish I'd had time to do the Mad Hatter's Tea Party while in London..looks fab!
Alison xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Sounds like you had a very busy month!

Karen said...

It was lovely spending Saturday with you last weekend and look forward to seeing you soon. Love the Mad Hatter's Tea Party photos.

Sandra said...

I had to giggle at your last couple of numbers :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

The old jokes are the best!! I love this months numbers & love that zebra set too! I agree with the temps issue...to many sub zero's for my liking!! BUT...I have the ice bar on my wish list...thanks for the recommendation! :D

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the minus 7 and the zebra place setting!
Rinda

Beverly said...

Welcome to Mr Meerkat! I love that you entertained and scrapped with friends old and new although I am a bit jealous. I love the zebra place setting, such a lovely birthday you had this year :)

Miriam said...

I love the zebra place setting. What a lovely mIn.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I don't think I'd be seeking out a place that was -7 when it's so unseasonably cold! Very brave of you.
Loving all the meet ups that happened in March. A great selections of numbers :o)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Belated birthday wishes!
Fun tea party, loved the Zebra. How cool to be able to scarp with people from other parts of the world.

Nanna Kate said...

Aw what a lovely month! I went for afternoon tea too! Yours looks yummy I hope you have a fab April. See you next month! xx

Tamara said...

What a great tea party. Fabulous numbers

Nathalie said...

The tea party sounds like a lot of fun and so does your birthday! I enjoyed catching up on your numbers for March (even if we're almost halfway though April!) :)