Thursday, 24 July 2008

MAJOR RANDOMNESS

I have been working full time recently as my colleague (and Manager) is on paternity leave. Consequently life has been pretty busy. Add to that mix our biggest client having a peak in production and I have been in danger of meeting myself coming back.
Then today, the most random of experience. My mobile rang at work (fortunately we con;t have any draconian nonsense about personal calls, just some good old old fashioned common sense, i/e/ don't take the piss!). So I duly answered the call and found myself talking to a BBC Breakfast Producer (remember my previous incarnation as part of their technology family??).
Anyway, it transpires that there is a campaign to raise awareness about the legal implications of leaving children aged under 16 home on their own.
Obviously, as a serial mother, they thought I may have an opinion on the matter. I mean, me express an opinion - have I ever????!!!!
I am writing this long-hand in my trusty notepad ready to transcribe once I get near a PC - one that works I might add as the home PC is currently dreadfully poorly thanks to the efforts of number one son.
Just realised I am not wearing any earrings. Curses! The ignominy of appearing on live national television without any earrings....... Will I ever live it down????
(Written on the train to Liverpool St 10th July 2008)

9 comments:

Kaycie said...

That's pretty cool. So, tell us, what do you think about leaving children under age 16 home alone?

GoneBackSouth said...

I think if you have 5 children and work full time, you are given a special "may forget earrings occasionally without any reprimand" coupon. So don't worry.

Suzysoo said...

As a 16-year-old I always used to be delighted when my mum left the house. The neighbours weren't too chuffed though cos I would then crank the stereo right up!

My lot probably do the same.

Btw award for you at mine.

Swearing Mother said...

I guess I'd leave them on their own for a short time at 14, but after that they'd have had a wild party when I was out and got steaming drunk.

Come to think of it, think they did that anyway.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Wow, I'm in the company of a major TV star. Respect.

Suzy said...

You are getting to be as famous as your boy Beckman!!!

Love,

Suzy

Frog in the Field said...

A call from the Beeb on your mobile?
That's very cool..no earrings? pfft shape up, I mean for goodness sake, only five children and a full time job?
Tell me, do you spin round awfully fast, fling your handbag as you twirl, and suddenly burst out of your clothes wearing a blue satin bodice, matching boots and tiara?

knifepainter said...

Saw you on the telly !!!!!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Ah missed you but I did see you as part of the technology stuff you did!

I am sure you scrubbed up well, sans earrings and did yourself proud anyway.