Tuesday, 30 April 2013

My Month in Numbers - April

Boy, this is coming around quickly! My month in numbers was the brainchild of Julie and if you want to see what other people have been up to in the month of April, better pop over to her blog and see who's linked up! 

Ah, when I think of April it takes me back to 1976, A level English, analysing TS Eliot's The Wasteland - 'April is the cruellest month ...' and George Orwell's 1984 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”' A baking hot summer when we sunbathed, chatted up the sixth form boys, revised over at the town park, rolled our  school skirts up even higher to ensure maximum suntan, looked cool in our oversized sunglasses, teetered about in our platform wedge sandals, and would rather be anywhere else than sitting in an overheated exam hall.  I digress, let's see what April 2013 held ...

1 evening of Keep dancing!,  Sev-ern!, Sequins, glitter and men in tight trousers.  2 of Strictly Come Dancing stars that I saw at our local theatre.  And before you ask, yes Pasha Kovalev is as handsome in real life as he is on the tv.

2 weeks of school Easter holidays.  Nothing like a fortnight off work to make you think 'working in a school isn't that bad after all'.  Truth be told, if we didn't have to deal with teachers or children, it'd be a perfect place to be a secretary.  Finish work at 3.45 and 12 weeks holiday a year.

"Would you like to come to a Boden party that I'm hosting?" asked my neighbour at number 5. "20% off all orders." Don't mind if I do.  1 free cosmetic bag and 1 new dress later ...

1 cookery demonstration attended.  3 different recipes for salmon, 1 glass of rose wine and 1 glass of pinot noir.  Domestic Science lessons at school were nowhere near as much fun as this is. Not even the time I brought my lemon meringue pie out the oven too quickly, the pie almost fell off the baking tray and there was a molten lemon curd filling issue all over my uniform.
 
3 mountain peaks climbed by 3 members of the family.  About 24 miles walked that day.  And they came home with only 1 blister between them. 

1 dog groomed.  Dog now looking half the size that she did and back to her girlish puppy style.  Wonder if this is the answer to all my problems.  10 years younger and 7 lbs lighter just by a drastic hair cut.

2 meals at home with friends.  1 Sunday lunch out. 4 Mondays when I have vowed 'this week I am going to eat healthily' and 4 Tuesdays where I have realised that I've already broken that good intention.

7 birthdays.  If I had baked each one a cake I would have got through 346 candles - eeek!

So that's it for me - how's April been for you? 

12 comments:

alexa said...

Love your humour about the lemon meringue pie and the dog grooming lesson for you! Your month has brought a smile to my face today :).

Gail said...

Love how you've tied your numbers in with memories of the past. I had to laugh at the lemon curd episode. It sounds too familiar except mine landed on the floor.

Sian said...

7 birthdays? Wow!

I would have enjoyed that Boden party too. I'm a sucker for a cord dress. Or two..

Great list

Abi said...

Oooh a boden party- now there is temptation! I love your humour debs and also love the way you collect all the numbers from the month, I am totally useless at remembering these for myself!

Ruth said...

Great month for you, number wise. I'd have jumped at an invitation to a Boden party,too.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great list! Sounds like a fun month!

Ifa said...

LOL at if you don't have to deal with teachers or children. My April has been good, enjoying the on-off sunny days, glad to have some time off to chill and read lots of books.

Maria Ontiveros said...

That's a lot of numbers! I know exactly wht you mean about a newly groomed dog looking small and having a lot more energy. Gypsy got groomed last week as well.
Rinda

Amy said...

Ahh, yes, working in a school is pretty great - I love it!

Miriam said...

Love this, I particularly like your comment about getting on with the job were it not for... & 7 birthdays! all summer holiday twinkles then!

Sandi Robinson said...

You've made me smile!!! Summer '76 was great for me too, but it was O'levels & leaving school in my case...but boys sunbathing featured too!! Wish a haircut really could make that much difference!! TFS :D

Sandi Robinson said...

P.S. that should read 'boys AND sunbathing'!!!! I wasn't some kind of peeping Thomasina!!!! ;)