Let’s Hear It For The Fridge Magnet!

27 Aug

My last modelling job

As you all know, given how much I have complained about it, I have had the busiest summer on record.  

This week, I was supposed to be hamming it up at my church’s annual holiday club for under-tens.  I had to request a sabbatical.  I am what is technically known in the business as knackered.

Today is a public holiday in the UK, the last one before Christmas.  Traditionally, Brits like to spend it barbecuing.  What Brits actually do is veg in front of the TV.

I am not a woman to let down my country.

See you tomorrow.


41 Responses to “Let’s Hear It For The Fridge Magnet!”

  1. vivinfrance August 27, 2012 at 10:11 #

    I did that yesterday, but am still knackered. The problem is that the garden is in a jungle state, and there are other things to do. I just picked a mountain of runner beans to freeze, then noticed that the courgettes were, unaccountably, suddenly large marrows. I am now in search of a chutney recipe,d as we don’t like marrow!


  2. Harry Moonbeam August 27, 2012 at 10:23 #

    It’s good you’ve gone for the healthy option of veg,


  3. Elaine August 27, 2012 at 10:55 #

    Good for you – keep the British flag flying… 🙂
    Hope you find something good on the tv to watch – traditionally it’s awful stuff on a bank holiday!


  4. sharechair August 27, 2012 at 11:25 #

    Good for you. Enjoy your day! A few old movies, a pile of take-out food and soft comfy home-only clothes (no bra) ….. ahhhhhhhh


  5. katharinetrauger August 27, 2012 at 13:34 #

    Shoot. Even when you’re being flaky you are funny.
    But, what is the occasion? A patriotic holiday?


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 29, 2012 at 11:54 #

      Nope, just a bank holiday. I think they originated with banks giving their employees a day off to go by train to the seaside.

      I have to look it up now.


      • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 29, 2012 at 11:55 #

        Here you go:

        A bank holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom or a colloquialism for public holiday in Ireland. There is no automatic right to time off on these days, although banks close and the majority of the population is granted time off work or extra pay for working on these days, depending on their contract.[1] The first official bank holidays were the four days named in the Bank Holidays Act 1871, but today the term is colloquially (albeit incorrectly) used for public holidays which are not officially bank holidays, for example Good Friday and Christmas Day.



  6. Al August 27, 2012 at 14:21 #

    Patriotism knows no holiday.


  7. idiosyncratic eye August 27, 2012 at 14:30 #

    Have a rest. No point in being so busy that you don’t enjoy yourself. 🙂


  8. Kate Kresse August 27, 2012 at 15:02 #

    so glad you get a chance to completely veg out! whew what a busy summer you have had!


  9. laurieanichols August 27, 2012 at 15:08 #

    Whenever I hear knackered, I think of knickers, don’t know why. You my dear deserve the day of rest you have had too many visitors. Take the national holiday with the nation and celebrate with the t.v. See you tomorrow.


  10. misswhiplash August 27, 2012 at 15:11 #

    The UK does seem to have a lot of Bank Holidays..maybe they should cancel some of them then there would not be a problem


  11. terry1954 August 27, 2012 at 15:28 #

    have a fun day!!!


  12. jmgoyder August 27, 2012 at 16:57 #

    Good on you!


  13. viveka August 27, 2012 at 18:26 #

    Hope the weather was kind to you … and that you had a great day … and BBQ.


  14. Tinman August 27, 2012 at 19:06 #

    Have a great day off, Till, you deserve it.


  15. SchmidleysScribbling August 27, 2012 at 19:52 #

    We don’t have a holiday here, only political conventions and hurricanes. Lots of hot air either way. Dianne


  16. McGuffyAnn August 27, 2012 at 20:13 #

    Enjoy, Mrs. Bud. You deserve it.


  17. Tom (Aquatom1968) August 27, 2012 at 20:36 #

    Hope you’ve had a good day today, Tilly!
    I could have sworn that I posted a reply to this earlier today, but it isn’t there now. I have had a bit of a glitch today, so your reply may be on someone else’s blog!


  18. slpmartin August 27, 2012 at 20:59 #

    Have a fine holiday break….I just came back from several days in the mountains…one needs those breaks from time to time.


  19. Hattie August 27, 2012 at 22:48 #

    Couldn’t you figure out a way to barbecue and veg in front of the tube at the same time? Be inventive! Think out of the box!


  20. benzeknees August 29, 2012 at 07:25 #

    Love the fridge magnet – may I use it sometime! It so accurately describes my life some days – especially during this latest move!


  21. eof737 September 2, 2012 at 09:30 #

    Enjoy your time out! 😉


  22. Russel Ray Photos September 4, 2012 at 02:18 #

    I never got into the whole refrigerator magnet and picture thing. Maybe because I never had children? Maybe because I just like my refrigerator to be cleaner? I don’t know. I do know that I have bulletin boards in all the rooms so that people can put that kind of stuff on the bulletin boards instead of my $2,000 refrigerator……..lol


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife September 6, 2012 at 15:49 #

      When I bought my fridge (about a tenth of the cost of yours), I threw away my fridge magnets. But I’ve had it about six years now, maybe longer, so the magnets have crept back in.


  23. grannymar September 5, 2012 at 15:09 #

    I am still playing catch-up after a week away. I am sitting on the couch with my ‘poor sore leg’ in the air and I think I slept for half the morning! I may do the same again this afternoon.


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