Monday, 28 September 2009

Monday 28th Sept - Murder Most Horrid

Yesterday Keith tried to do me in!  "What would you like for tea darling?" he asked scraping himself up off the sofa.  "How kind,  dearest," I replied, "Some lovely salad veg on a plate with a little dollop of very low fat mayo and a little dollup of tomato chutney and a little bit of cheddar would be nice."   

While he was clattering about in the kitchen I bethought me:  "Sweetheart, there's a jar of cornichons and a jar of pickled peppers in the cupboard too."  "Righty-oh," he warbled cheerfully, "Ham?  Bread?  Eggs?"  "Just the veg thanks,"  I called, wishing he would just use his initiative and not keep interrupting Antiques Roadshow.  In due course he served up this delicious looking and beautifully arranged plate of veg.  Now you have to remember I was not wearing my contact lenses by this time.  I happily speared what I thought looked like a cornichon (a titchy little gherkin) and popped it in la bouche.  It was a blinkin' chilli.!!!!  I have a jar of tiny green ones and red ones in brine in the fridge.  He thought they were the gherkins!  I gulped down a bottle of water as if it was going out of fashion.

And what did he do?  Laughed like a flipping drain!  

My new laptop arrived on Thursday and, always game for unwrapping packages, my sister promptly dealt with this!  Gosh it did look posh and I hadn't a clue what to do with it .  I'm waiting for a router to arrive and then I can apparently look forward to updating my blog whilst peering over my knees at the telly!  My next door neighbour knows about these things.  We spent a jolly Saturday afternoon making a set of recovery discs, without which, I was told by the laptop, my life could become very difficult indeed.  Easy peasy, I thought, I've got 5 blank CD's, they'll do.  Wrong!  Ray next door went and fetched the five he had.  Not enough.  Keith flew off (not literally) to Tesco's to buy some more and came back with 100!  In the end we needed 14 discs and this was a computer I haven't even started working with yet!  With any luck I shall make my inaugural blog entry about next Monday.


One thing though - we've got enough blank CD's to last a lifetime!





 

10 comments:

GrandmaK said...

I did so enjoy this post! Thank you!! [smiling broadly] Cathy

Eileen said...

I laughed so hard I almost choked! You are too funny!
Thoroughly enjoyable!
Good Luck with the new computer!
All the best,
Eileen

StitchinByTheLake said...

I might have been tempted to say a few ugly things about that chili! Let us know how the computer does. blessings, marlene

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a great time you'll have with the lap top. Glad you backed up all on the discs you'll be glad you did. Trying to set everything up on a new computer is a bit scary at first but in no time you have it all right again.

Marie said...

lol, you do make me laugh. I can't wait to hear all about your adventures with keith during his retirement!! What fun you have to look forward to! I have long wanted a lap top you lucky girl. It will be a learniing curve for sure, but I am guessing you will love it! Love you loads! Can't wait for Sunday! xxoo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

just wanted to say THANK YOU for the ***BIG SMILE*** with your Smile-All-Day thought!
'On Ya'-ma

Sage said...

Once you get that laptop up and going you will wonder how you lived without one. My PC is downstairs and my laptop is upstairs; so so handy.I enjoyed your story and understand your plight. Take care and anxious to see how it goes.
Rita

Ben said...

A new computer is one of those really great feelings. And it's much like moving to a new home, in that you start discovering all the junk you've accumulated that you just don't need. It's a great chance to clear the collection of unnecessary stuff out and start building up an entirely new collection!

Hugs for you...
Ben
http://ben-better-left-unsaid.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Dear Angie, you are so funny, I just love reading your blog, you truly could write a book about your funny experiences, you make everyday situations hilarious. Hope you enjoy your laptop. MCcanada

Patchwork Dragon said...

Glad you're still alive to tell the tale Angie! :o)