Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Hell's Fire

Hi all

I'm back after the festive period. Didn't post much - only had the statutory holidays off, so was running around like the proverbial blue-arsed insect......... We got a Wii from Father Christmas so consequently all my tribe and yes, the husband are nursing various Wii inflicted injuries. I understand that Wii shoulder is actually a recognised medical condition these days!

My mum has deserted me for warmer climes (New Zealand) until March and besides leaving me with the emergency contact list, emergency funds (yes, despite being 42, my mother still insists on leaving me a "just in case fund" when we are apart) and instructions on looking after her house, I was also handed her pre-paid tokens for the Daily Telegraph. Now we don't take a national paper in our house, both working and living in the same town, we prefer to have our local paper - how insular does that sound!

So today husband enjoyed perusing their excellent sports coverage, I tackled both the short and cryptic crosswords (I'll tell you how I got on tomorrow!!!) and also glanced through the actual news.

One story on the front page really got me thinking. The headline reads "Cremations to keep mourners warm" and the basics of the story are plans by crematorium near Manchester to use the heat from the cremations to generate power for the boiler. Now my first reaction was bloody hell that's dodgy....... And then I thought I rather liked the idea. I may have my rose tinted spectacles on but I thought that at my cremation (and I DEFINITELY want to be burned) my send off would provide the warmth for my grieving (well I bloody hope so!) loved ones.

Perhaps I have over simplied matters but that was the conclusion I came to.......


softinthehead said...

Welcome back, you've been missed. I like the idea too. Waste not, want not and all that. I mean what are all those cremations doing to the ozone layer!!

She's like the wind said...

Thanks for changing my name over, Crystal Jigsaw thought I could be refered to as 'Windy' so from here on in to protect my identity from said mother I will be known as Windy!

On hogmany and 2nd Jan we played Wii with friends and family and son had Wii shoulder, but it beats sitting on bottoms playing playstations etc.


Tina said...

I have put on so much lard over Christmas that if they cremated me tomorrow I could heat the whole of the West Midlands.

Glad to see you back lovely one.

Kaycie said...

Hey! I missed you being around. I want to be cremated to, but hubby tells me to hush every time I bring it up!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Too close to the cremation age to comment rationally!

Swearing Mother said...

Well Hello MMOF, glad to see you back on the air so to speak.

I'm with Retired and Crazy, don't mention the C word.

Manic Mother Of Five said...

Hey there Softinthehead. Thank you. Glad you are on the same wave length - I thought it was a sensible idea.

Hey Windy, oh how I've been waiting to say that!! Am with you on the Wii injuries - great fun.

Tina, I have put an exclusion zone around our scales - they tell lies anyway! Am waiting for an update regarding the situation with HIM.....

Hi Kaycie, I have told husband I will haunt him if he buries me. No point beating about the bush - it's inevitable after all.

Retired and Crazy - to (mis)quote Victor Meldrew, I don't believe it!!!

As for you S/M - fuck off!!!!! Affectionately of course. x