Sunday, 18 March 2007

Mother's Day

Good evening one and all!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mum's out there in journal land.  I don't think our friends abroad are celebrating today but hey, join in anyway ~ you deserve it you mums :-)  Rather than writing about how wonderful my mum is I thought I would post a link of an entry I made back in 2005 ~ wow that seems like a long time ago LOL..............anyway if you wanna read about my mum click here :-)

My weekend has been a complete non-existent!!  Friday night Trina, Wayne and I went to Exmouth to see Cover'd.  First we went for a meal at the Farmhouse Inn ~ it was very nice I had chicken tikka masala!!  We decided to forgo the afters as we were planning to jump around and head bang etc...........

So we made our way to the pub, after getting lost and having to ask in a garage where it was we eventually found it :-)  The place was quite big and spacious and there were empty seats which is always a bonus lol However the spare seats we spied were taken by some randoms so we joined a couple who had some space next to them.  A DJ took over with the music and started playing some rock tunes to get us in the mood!!  I honestly thought the couple were going to walk out or something but when heavy tracks came on the woman was singing along.  I had to laugh coz when Wayne started head banging they just looked at him as if he was mad LOL............

The crowd were a mixed one but I have a feeling the majority were there coz it's a good pub, they weren't there for the band.  Eventually Cover'd took to the stage.  We remained seated but realised soon that this was a bad mistake, especially when they played a Bad Company song.  We soon stood up for that!!  The randoms left so we took their table which was closer to the band lol...........

The first set seemed a bit mellow so we hoped for something rockier in the 2nd half and we weren't disappointed.  We didn't remain seated either!!  We head banged, jumped up and down and made complete fools of ourselves but hey, it was in the name of Rock!!  It was such a good laugh and I'm sooooooooooo glad we went and shall look forward to the 30th when they play here in Exeter :-) 

Trina and Wayne stayed at mine for the night and after a fried breakfast and a few go's of guitar hero they departed.  I had to go up town with my passport application!!  It did not go well!!

I failed to fill in my parent's details, my counter signatory person failed to use my full name ~ so I had to go home and refill it which means more of a delay damn it!!  When I was looking at it earlier it needs information about my parents that i don't have so when I rung mum (let's face it I had to ring her anyway LOL) I managed to get some info from her!!  Trina's going to ring the passport office tomorrow and see if it is necessary for the rest coz it means I have to contact my father (blurgh!!)

I did manage to achieve my 2nd main objective for going up town though.  I wanted to get a mixing bowl.  In all the low fat recipe ideas they mention mixing so I thought I would get a proper bowl for the purpose ~ well I managed to get 3 :-)  Poundland is so good for things like that ~ a pack of 3 different sized ones in my fave colour blue for £1 ~ can't be bad lol

The rest of the day I did nothing but did watch Dancing On Ice the final and voted (Yes I know i'm sad do I look like I care?)  KYRAN WON ~ woohoo :-)  The bolero's were good ~ did you watch it??  I would love to see next weeks but I shall be busy at the convention, hopefully someone will post it on youtube lol

I have attempted the application form I received but I'm not entirely sure I shall bother withit ~ the closing date is Friday and as I'm going away I'm just not in the frame of mind to get it completed by then!!

Oh I haven't told you and I am quite ashamed by this ~ but I let a client on the phone get to me on Friday :(  An 86 year old lady pays monthly which means her hubby's account is usually in credit.  Someone went to see her and told her the bills are four weekly and she should pay four weekly instead, to which we were told she agreed with.  So on the latest account she's paid up to date, but she feels there should be a credit.  I explained to her several times why there wasn't and she broke down into tears.  I was on the phone for quite a while and thought I was doing okay until S turned to my team leader and asked if I was ok!!  That was it, I couldn't cope anymore and felt like such a failure!!  Team leader took the call at that point and the woman hung up!!

I felt like I had let myself down and should've dealt with the call much better.  S told me she would've taken the call from me sooner if she had been my team leader.  Jim drew a picture of the woman I had on the phone in a nasty pose ~ which did make me laugh (bless him) I've kept that!!  I just couldn't believe how crap I felt and that I couldn't do my job properly!!  I've made that woman cry once before and it ain't a nice feeling.  Anyway team leader has spoken to the person who went to visit her before and they are going to suggest she deals with the home directly as they do bill monthly ~ which would be a great relief to us lol.....

Just thought I'd share that great tale with you.............I'm really looking forward to tomorrow NOT!!  LOL.............

Anyway convention starts Friday ~ we've had a big group email go out with all the people and bands that are going and it looks like it's gonna be a great one :-)  CANNOT WAIT!!

Well I shall leave you here peeps ~ have a good week xx

Thanks for the graphics people (sorry I can't remember who made them!!)

9 comments:

haysiefantaysie2 said...

Where the heck do you get your energy from?  last time i went to see a band was about 13/14 years ago at Milton keynes.  REM!  They were great.  The Cranberries were there too.  It was a lovely hot day and loads of us fell asleep on the grass during the afternoon.  Every now and then we could here the helicopters bringing the bands in.  Glad you had a good weekend  :o)  Lynne xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/haysiefantaysie2/haysies-world/

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad the band were good Jenny! I've got that signature tag but can't remember who made it for me either! The passport office people are so nosey, they want to know just abpout everything! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

jeadie05 said...

pleased you had such a good yime Jenny ,sorry things went wrong with the lady on the phone it cant be easy ,oh lovely three blue mixing bowls lol dont take much to please us does it lol ?..love Jan xx

gazker said...

Looks like you had an eventfull end to the week, I JUST LOVE POUND LAND TOO! I love that place......... Gaz ;-)

katie39041 said...

I gave the head banging up after a i woke up one day and couldnt move my neck lol, what a scare that was. But i had some brilliant times at a rock Nightclub i used to go to.I used to love going out in my patched jeans and my biker jacket.That was the life. I am glad you had a lovely time. Is it a Queen convension your going to? What every it im sure you will have a brilliant time.
love and hugs
katie

sarajanesmiles said...

Aww, sweet what you wrote about your Mum :o)
Glad you had a good weekend m'dear, and yaaay for the mixing bowls, he he!  
Hopes you get the passport thing sorted, what a hassle.
Sara   x

rdautumnsage said...

Wonderful entry on your mom hon!! It's amazing that some people expect tears to be the winning combination to getting their way. Sounds like you had a blast at the pub listening to Cover'd !! (Hugs) Indigo

funnyface0s0 said...

Yay Jen - loved  your entry, made me laugh (but not the elderley lady bit, that didn't make me laugh!)   i need some new mixing bowls too, so am off to the £ shop for a lookie lookie - yay!
Luv Jayne x

elainey2465 said...

I voted on Dancing on Ice too hun - so Im sad too LOL Love Laine xxx