Thursday 17 January 2008

Jamie Oliver, Hyacinths & Working Late

I still feel nauseous from last night when channel hopping and coming across Jamie Oliver's programme just at a rather surreal moment. I shan't go into detail in case it is too gruesome for some but put it this way I shall be eating less fat from now on - eugh!!!! Effective but horrible to watch. I don't know how long the programme was on for but I only saw 15 minutes and that was more than enough to have an effect on me.

I'm sorry but I had to show you the photo I took of my two hyacinths before the pink one starts dying and now that the blue one is in full bloom. So glorious. M-i-l went to hospital the other day for a knee op and when the poor paramedic arrived to take her there, she wouldn' go without her own blue hyacinth. Dh wasn't impressed and thought it enough for the poor chap to go through the rigmarole of getting m-i-l into the vehicle and all her clothes etc without having to worry about a plant too. Needless to say the hyacinth accompanied her there.

Just as I was about to leave the office today, I received a phone call - how typical is that - and of course it had to be one that lead to a meeting with one of our directors, conference call to the client, various phone calls to the bank, bookkeeping etc. I was busily tapping away on the keyboard when it dawned on me that I had to leave immediately in order to race across the island (I always seem to be racing somewhere) to collect dd from the bus. Thankfully when I phoned her mobile it was on and she was able to get off the school bus and walk down to my office to meet me. She was more than happy to do this as in our cafe at work we have a massive screen connected to a Wii game console and also a Space Invaders table. I suspect that she has been waiting for a chance to come and have a go on these games since I moved to the new office and told her about them.


HelenMWalters said...

I love posts involving hyacinths! They are indeed very lovely!

Lane Mathias said...

Am impressed with mil's determination. How much nicer to have your own plant in hospital with you. And great to mask that horrible hospital smell:-)

Managed to avoid Mr Oliver. For now ...!

I can understand dd's enthusiasm for coming to meet you. What a cool place to work!

Leigh Forbes said...

I find myself quite liking your mil. I can't wait to grow into that kind of nerve!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - thank you.

lane - she certainly is a force to be reckoned with in a small delicate looking shell.

Most of the time it's a great place to work.

leigh - I suppose that is an advantage of getting older. I'm already turning into a grumpy old woman.

Annieye said...

I love hyacinths too. My pink ones are gone over now. Can anyone tell me how to save them? My mum used to do it for me.

Tell your mother-in-law it's a lovely idea to take a plant into hospital - a little bit of home sweet home and what better than a hyacinth.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

annieye - I would also love to know how to save them, they're so pretty and so welcome after a long miserable winter.

I shall tell m-i-l, hopefully she will be out within the next week.