Fibbing Friday – 19th July

It’s Fibbing Friday and it has been a while with me taking a blogging  break. My mum is joining in with this, so our answers are below.

For how to play, please see The Haunted Wordsmith blog post.

1. Why is there an ‘e’ on the end of toe but not potato?

My answer: Without the ‘e,’ you will chop off my toe!
Mum’s answer: Because toes are for sucking, potato for eating. That’s why.

2. What did the lettuce say to the rabbit?

My answer: Hug me and eat the carrot.
Mum’s answer: Eat me quick.

3.  What is the best type of stick?

My answer: Whacking.
Mum’s answer: The one they hit your backside with.

4. Why are wheat crackers so tasty?

My answer: I don’t know. You either like them, or you don’t.
Mum’s answer: Because they have to be crackers to taste nice.

5. What happens at the rainbow factory on clear days?

My answer: Unicorns and fairies.
Mum’s answer: The rain decides to rest.

6. Which item of clothing is the most jealous?

My answer: Every item of clothing was jealous, but the undies, because no one came closer.
Mum’s answer: Green knickers, because there not on show.

7. How did a boat get in the middle of the desert?

My answer: It ran out of sea.
Mum’s answer: Because it decided it wanted a change.

8. What kind of dessert is best served in the desert?

My answer: I would love to say ice-cream, but I think I would get more than I bargained for. So it would have to be a cold drink that I could have with a lid on.
Mum’s answer: Sheep’s eyes.

9. What should an Englishman send an Australian for Christmas?

My answer: Snow.
Mum’s answer: Kangaroo.

10. What really happened in the Hellfire Caves?

My answer: First it was hot. Then it got steamy.
Mum’s answer: Spitting hell.

11. Why do ghosts exist?

My answer: Someone has to keep us on our toes.
Mum’s answer: They like to haunt you.

12. Where do everlasting gobstoppers come from?

My answer: From the land of quiet. Sshh!
Mum’s answer: Possibly from the sea.

13. Where do dreams come from?

My answer: I haven’t the foggiest.
Mum’s answer: From the deepest realm’s.

Fibbing Friday – 14th June

It’s Fibbing Friday time and again it’s me and my mum doing our Friday Fibbing. We have been laughing doing these. Each answering our questions separately and then coming together, to share our answers.
Mum is enjoying doing these, so I think you will see our Fibbing Friday as a regular thing here, while it continues.
These prompt suggestions are by The Haunted Wordsmith and her original post for today’s prompts can be found here.

1. Who was the first person to sail around the world?

My answer: I don’t know.
Mum’s answer: Tom, Dick, or Harry.

2. Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids?

My answer: Because they wanted something grand.
Mum’s answer: To hide in.

3.What is Ursa Major? 

My answer: A medal.
Mum’s answer: Robin Hoods Home.

4. Lady and the Tramp wasn’t about two dogs… what was it about?

My answer: Snow White and one of the dwarves.
Mum’s answer: The in-between bit.

5. What does “Law and Order” mean?

My answer: Rules to break.
Mum’s answer: When two drunks get under the law.

6. What does Hell look like?

My answer: Well… I have two versions; one was my last workplace, in the last 2 years being there. 😙
The other version is red and hot.

Mum’s answer: Two grizzly bears.

7. What do cars do when you’re at work?

My answer: Depending on how much they like their owners, I can imagine them playing one of either two songs; “Only the lonely,” or”I want to break free.”
Mum’s answer: Talk to each other.

8. What is the best song ever written?

My answer: Holy crap.
Mum’s answer: Between the lines.

9. What are gnomes looking for in your garden?

My answer: Looking for fish, while secretly spying on the squirrel.
Mum’s answer: To see if you’ve pulled up the weeds.

10. What is in fruitcake?

My answer: Any fruit you like.
Mum’s answer: Fruit cocktail and spice.

11. What are the Seven Deadly Sins?

My answer: Alcohol, chocolate, puddings, sugar, more chocolate, cake and more cake.
Mum’s answer: A week of jumps and groans.

12. Why were Cinderella’s slippers made of glass?

My answer: It was a dodgy tracking device.
Mum’s answer: Because they ran out of leather.

13. What is wind?

My answer: Me farting.
Mum’s answer: Something you part with when you can’t get up with air.

14. Why do cars have bike racks without bikes?

My answer: Because they want to look fit.
Mum’s answer: Because they want to run up the tracks themselves.

15. What is the secret meaning behind the Mickey Mouse Club?

My answer: It’s all the little mice in the woods, having a huddle.
Mum’s answer: Two mice traps full of tasty snacks.

I hope you enjoy this one, as you did last week. Look out for future posts of my mum joining in this, with me.

Fibbing Friday – 7th June prompt

It’s time for Fibbing Friday, by The Haunted Wordsmith.

I know you have been looking forward to this as much as me, because it is a rather special post today. It’s the first time my mum has participated in a blog post on here. So here we go. 😊

1. Why do cable companies offer so many channels no one watches?

My answer: It shows just how they have nothing to do.
Mum’s answer: Because no one can find their way.

2. Who invented lemon meringue pies?

My answer: Santa, because he missed the snow, when it was summer time.
Mum’s answer: The meringue man.

3. Why did people invent the sandwich?

My answer: It was a new way to smother people.
Mum’s answer: Because of the spread.

4. What was the stone age?

My answer: How to tell the age of a stone, or a pebble, by looking at the bumps, cracks and any other age related markings.
Mum’s answer: Two bits of rock.

5. Why do people grow more annoying as we age?

My answer: It’s a new form of fun, while playing a poker-face.
Mum’s answer: Because they want to catch up.

6. What is doomsday?

My answer: It depends where you are in life.
Mum’s answer: When you don’t get paid.

7. What do fish do all day?

My answer: They are secretly plotting.
Mum’s answer: Do a gobbly do.

8. Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse really?

My answer: I don’t have a clue.
Mum’s answer: Four bits of a puzzle.

9. How do you make a cake?

My answer: Throw everything in a bowl and mix. But don’t forget to throw some flour around, as it makes you look very  busy. Santa will also appreciate it, cos it’s the nearest thing to snow in summer.
Mum’s answer: Upside down.

10. What is the best ice-cream topping on a sundae?

My answer: More ice-cream. Yum. 😊
Mum’s answer: Two bit pieces.

11. What is your ideal style of home?

My answer: Furniture either side of the room, to give it a parting.
Mum’s answer: Two sheets to the wind.

12. What is the strangest hobby?

My answer: I don’t know. I’m not strange.
Mum’s answer: Riding a hobby horse.

Post update on mum and things

After last week’s crisis with my mum, things have been better since. Mum is feeling more better since. She still looks tired though.

Mum had last night on her own at home, as I went back home. But after I finished my shift, I sent my mum a reminder text for the cheesecake and then we were having a joking banter via text about it. 😁

Mum is now at mine this morning and stopping the night, so we will be doing things together in some way, or individually in my home. Or just simply a bit of quietness at times.
I have already been reading to mum some Friday Fibbing posts this morning and my mum was joining in giving some of her own answers. 😊 So you may see answers from my mum here, as well as what I can give answers to.
If this does happen, then my Friday Fibbing posts could be a couple of days late, so I can include my mum’s answers. But I am going to try and do Friday Fibbing each week.

You will know if you were reading comments in “After the night before,” that after contacting my landlord and explaining my situation, he is allowing me to break my contract early. As long as I give a month’s notice and allow letting agents in to show possible new tennant’s around, he’s fine. So I now start looking at council properties each week and bid on anything suitable.
There is nothing this week, so it’s see what is going next week. Mum is clearing out her sideboard and some drawers  that are amongst items to donate to charity later.

With regards to HMRC, Working Tax Credit people, you may remember a while back how when I wasn’t going to let my complaint drop, just because they paid me a little compensation, because their reply just created even further questions, I wanted answering. So as you know, the caseworker on behalf of my MP sent that further complaint to them and they said they would escalate that complaint to their complaint department. Well, I am still waiting, so as usual, they are no better replying. It’s been way over a month. I have reminded the caseworker that I am still needing a response to this and also further explanation to further money they have put into my bank account. But nothing to know why they have gave this. I just want answers in a reasonable time frame that HMRC/WTC are STILL failing to do. I need it in black and white.

My new cleaning job, that you know I got, I start Monday.

Fibbing Friday – 31st May prompt

I have been watching Beckie, over at Beckie’s Mental Mess participate in Fibbing Friday. You can see Beckie’s answers to yesterday’s Fibbing Friday here.
I have participated a couple of times and left my answers over on Beckie’s blog posts, but thought I would start doing it here, when I join in.

The Fibbing Friday prompts are created by Teresa, over at The Haunted Wordsmith.

Yesterday’s prompt questions can be found here at this post, over at The Haunted Wordsmith. But here are the questions and my answers below to this fun game.

I have started following The Haunted Wordsmith, to see future prompts that I hope to join in with.

What would a Friday be without a chance to do a little fibbing? Have fun and come up with the best whoppers you can to these questions:

  1. What did the fan say? I can’t think of anything better than Beckie’s answer. 😊
  2. What really kicks off summer? I can only think of Bryan Adams song, ‘Back in the summer of 69.’ Now what did happen? 🤔
  3. Who rules the world? I definitely agree with Beckie. It’s certainly not Donald Trump.
  4. What is the best thing to do to someone who snores? Give them the elbow. But make sure you quickly pretend you are asleep.
    Or, pinch their nose and see what happens. 😁
  5. Who/what was your last unexpected house guest? A wasp.
  6. How does a blanket keelp warm? It’s not the blanket keeping you warm. You have been deceived all these years. Instead, it’s you that’s keeping the blanket warm.
  7. Why shouldn’t you snoop? You may be forced to keep a secret.
  8. What is the worst thing that could happen to you? I can’t think of an answer.
  9. What did the gopher and mole do when they met? Let’s hole up together. 😂
  10. What lurks in your backyard? A squirrel, on a secret agenda.
  11. What is the best way to torture someone? Now that could get me into trouble. Lol.

So if you would like to start joining in with Fibbing Friday, then don’t forget to follow The Haunted Wordsmith.

The elves over Christmas to the New Year

The elves; Noel and Nick, but not forgetting the monkey, Bob too. I will let the photos do the talking.

Nick and Noel eating a mince pie
Nick and Noel eating a mince pie
Nick and Noel receiving chocolate
Nick and Noel receiving chocolate
Nick and Noel with chocolate that looks like gold money
Nick and Noel with gold
Nick and Noel playing snap
Nick and Noel playing snap
Nick and Noel eating carrot cake with cream
Nick, Noel and Bob eating carrot cake with cream
Bob and his new red jacket, made out of felt
Bob the monkey and his new red felt jacket, made by me.
Nick drawing on a banana
Nick drawing on a banana
Bob, Nick and Noel colouring
Bob, Nick and Noel colouring
Nick and Noel wearing their knitted jumpers
Nick and Noel with their new jumpers
Nick and Noel posing
Nick and Noel posing
Noel introducing Nick
Noel introducing Nick
Noel holding his note for my mum Doreen, saying she's on the naughty list for being rude on one of his photos
Noel holding a note for my mum, Doreen.