That Friday Feeling

31 Aug

The sun is out; I’m going to a party tomorrow; and it’s back to school for Spud next Wednesday.

The temperature dropped by six degrees last night – last day of August; first day of autumn.  I wonder if the calendar knows that?

I’ve had a fairly quiet week.  That’s great for my body; dull for my blogging.

What shall we talk about?


Britain’s First Gold at the Paralympics

Was won by a Stockport girl, Sarah Storey.  Yay!

In contrast to that wonderful young woman’s achievement, rugs worth £1m were found in a kitchen not five minutes from my house.

I’m sorry; there was a typo on that last line – drugs worth £1m were found in a house five minutes away.

But wouldn’t it have been great if it was rugs, and not 10kgs of cocaine?  People getting high on Axminster and shag pile…much more civilised.


The Blog North Awards

Map of Northern England within Great Britain.

Map of Northern England within Great Britain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are open for nominations until September 7th.  I know some of my readers are from the north of England so I thought you might be interested.

From their blurb:

Anyone can enter a blog (be it their own or someone else’s) for consideration by submitting a form on this page. People can nominate more than one blog. 

The awards are only open to people currently living and blogging in the North of England. Our border is the southern boundaries of Cheshire and Yorkshire; bloggers who live south of these counties will not be considered. (Yes, we know there are a bazillion different ideas about where the north begins, but this is what we’re going with.) Bloggers from Scotland and Wales will not be considered. Bloggers originally from the North who had the poor judgment to relocate elsewhere will not be considered.

I like their style!  We northerners are nothing if not proud and stuffed full of our own importance.

I would nominate myself but I’m a northerner; I have too much pride.  


The Emperor’s New Clothes Bag

From the Telegraph:

Jil Sander is now flogging a glorified brown paper lunch bag for a whopping £185.

Obscene.  That’s more than my monthly food budget.  Imagine how many Maltesers I could buy with that money.

Hattie is right: this is the silly season.


That’s all I’ve got.  Your turn to make conversation.

46 Responses to “That Friday Feeling”

  1. viv blake August 31, 2012 at 12:34 #

    Not living in the North, I have instructed my daughter to nominate you and also suggested she nominate her own blogs in the specialist category. You never know.


  2. mairedubhtx August 31, 2012 at 13:05 #

    We’ve just finished our Republican (read Conservative) National Convention. It was incredibly boring. The candidates gave themselves rousing reviews. It was put on at late evening so we wouldn’t have to watch much of it. How nice.


  3. katharinetrauger August 31, 2012 at 13:14 #

    Okay. Sighs. This is the last try. Our Internet is a little topsyturvy, here in the Deep South and I keep getting the “can’t” page. I always taught my kids to think several times before they told me “can’t” but this Internet is NOT my kid.

    Congratulations to Sarah. God bless her. She’s done more than I could do.

    Someone ought to nominate the Bronte Blog (West Yorkshire, I looked it up.)

    They are having a big deal this weekend, as follows:

    BRONTE FESTIVAL OF WOMEN’S WRITING – The full programme for the museum’s literary festival is available by clicking here. The weekend takes place 31 August – 2 September 2012 and features a panel discussion putting Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters head to head, novelist Sadie Jones discussing her latest book, readings, workshops, talks and more!

    And, I’m glad someone nominated you, Tilly! 🙂


  4. McGuffyAnn August 31, 2012 at 13:37 #

    What can I say? How does one follow the Great Tilly Bud? Your thoughts & delivery are spot-on. Thanks! Hugs.


  5. laurieanichols August 31, 2012 at 13:51 #

    I saw that paper bag and I thought that it was a stupid joke, who knew that it is actually real and rich people would buy a paper bag with a special name on it. When I was in France on the train platform I saw Maltezers in the vending machine and I thought of you. We don’t have them in the States. I thought that if the rugs had been the real item of interest, it would have been more interesting, drugs, any common criminal does that, the whole Antiques Road Show that is more spectacular because you never know, it could be in your attic or your shed.


  6. adinparadise August 31, 2012 at 14:02 #

    Some people have more money and label snobbery than brains. Jill Sander must be laughing three bags full. 😆


  7. misswhiplash August 31, 2012 at 15:19 #

    I always knew that there was a dividing line between Norverners and Suverners but was never sure where it was. Some say The Watford Gap but now I have it defined by a true Norvener


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 31, 2012 at 15:23 #

      You know you’re in the north when it’s blowing a gale but everyone is wearing sleeveless tops because the sun is out.


      • misswhiplash August 31, 2012 at 18:44 #

        that sounds just about right xxxxx


  8. viveka August 31, 2012 at 15:26 #

    Wov … last year Jill had a plastic bag on the catwalk for .. the same amount of money *smile – a bit desperate, but I really liked her plastic bag last year, it was a bit more upmarket then Tesco’s – but the paper bag ??? NO!!! You live in a very posh area .. I can see – with rugs/drugs worth 1 million pound. Have a great weekend.


  9. robincoyle August 31, 2012 at 19:49 #

    Designer brown paper bag . . . ridiculous. What is next, designer toilet bowl brushes?


  10. terry1954 August 31, 2012 at 21:20 #

    first day of official autumn here is Sept. 21!!!!1 still feels like summer to me on this last day of August. hot and humid here


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 31, 2012 at 21:41 #

      Not sure when our autumn starts but we haven’t had summer yet, so it must be a way off.


      • terry1954 August 31, 2012 at 22:27 #

        we are just beginning to end summer……….
        dec21-march21, winter,march21-june21, spring, june21-sept21, summer, sept21-dec21 autumn or fall


  11. Pseu August 31, 2012 at 22:48 #

    What about the Watford Gap rule? 🙂


  12. judithatwood September 1, 2012 at 08:04 #

    Bring on the fall!


  13. eof737 September 2, 2012 at 09:41 #

    Where did the time go? I can’t believe I haven’t been by since I welcomed you back from vacation… Still behind in the catch up but I do follow through… so don’t count me out Tilly!
    And yes, I missed you too. Have a happy weekend and a stellar September… I like that … Stellar September! 😆


  14. Perfecting Motherhood September 3, 2012 at 01:52 #

    Love the rug bust. It would have been more interesting than the usual drug bust.


  15. benzeknees September 4, 2012 at 05:18 #

    Truth to tell, I was a little more excited by the prospect of 1 million pounds in rugs being discovered than some drugs, although I was trying to figure out what kind of rugs worth a million pounds would be in one house.


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