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Archive for November 2008

Thanksgiving and Positive Thinking

November 27, 2008

  I am determined to be in a great mood today, despite the doom and gloom everywhere. Christmas is coming and I do not want to let all of the negative energy in the world drag me down; or I’ll just end up wallowing in it. Last night, I found myself bordering on tears thinking about all […]

Credit Crunch everywhere I look

November 27, 2008

Jeez, everywhere you look; the credit crunch is there taunting you with misery! I just popped out to grab some essential groceries, and the car radio blurted out the latest piece of doom and gloom news to me; namely, that both the Woolworths and MFI chains of stores have gone into administration today. For those of you not from […]

Crazy dog owners inspired this entry

November 26, 2008

Following on from the ridiculous picture I posted 2 entries down of the cat dressed up as a suicide bomber; I have found this picture of a dog dressed up in a costume of a plane/pilot… He appears to be both. It amused me. Who has the time or for that matter the inclination to […]

Career dilemma-which way to go?

November 26, 2008

I am experienced mixed feelings today.  For some time, Bf’s company have been strategically cost-cutting and not recruiting, whilst using natural wastage to minimise the chances of redundancy. Unfortunately, it looks like they are going to have to make some redundancies-though luckily Bf has enough seniority to remain safe and secure in his company. I cannot […]

Funny Picture

November 25, 2008

I just HAD to post this. It’s SO wrong on SO MANY levels, but also highly amusing… Who wakes up, and thinks ‘I know, I’ll dress Tiddles up as a suicide bomber today!?’ Poor cat, he looks quite de-moralised! It still made me chuckle though! Who decided we had to be politically correct any way?

If it’s not one thing, it’s another!

November 24, 2008

Well, I have been rather unwell this past week. I returned from our trip with not one but two very serious strains of food poisoning, ‘Campylobacter‘ and ‘Salmonella‘ (I only found out about the latter one today). A bit random, since I had only eaten seafood whilst I was away, but I guess the eateries […]

10 things you didn’t know about me.

November 23, 2008

Inspired by Captain J’s Wife entry Bizarre Occurrences. She wrote 10 facts about her that her readers wouldn’t know, so I thought I’d do the same. I had recurring nightmares as a child, whenever I was ill with a fever. They became more intricate, and complex each time I had them; and I used to sleep […]

Pilot’s who Cheat, and are then stupid enough to BRAG about it!

November 23, 2008

I wanted to draw your attention to a comment I received today. This is a ‘name and shame’ post Firstly, I want to re-iterate that I honestly believe that in General pilots don’t cheat, it is a stereotype perpetuated by a small minority of sleazy dirtbags; but whilst this industry certainly facilitates these slime balls to […]

More about the good sides to a pilot relationship!

November 17, 2008

I was recently reading an entry by Plastic Pilot in which he listed me as one of 7 pilot wife/girlfriend blogs that he reads (I am flattered). I was intrigued by a comment made by JULIEN, that read: Yes, blogs written by pilots’ wifes and girlfriends make for fascinating reading… makes you think twice about flying as […]

Travelling with my pilot on a crew trip

November 15, 2008

Well, as promised, the details of my trip with Bf… As I mentioned previously, my ticket was confirmed. I had wanted to avoid the usual stress of standby (non-rev) tickets.  It actually felt quite strange to be able to check in at a normal time, and not have a lump in my throat, and a queasy […]