Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sitting here patiently (not) waiting for Tesco to arrive with our shopping. We only have one of these deliveries every now & again & Pete will still have to nip out to Morrisons for the odd things we like from there that Tesco don't do. We've already been out to the Vets this morning with the 2 older cats for their 6 monthly Healthy Pet Club check-ups. Abbi doesn't have to go till December & I swear she sat on the garage roof going...na..na...ne....nana to Brandi & Cardi as we drove off in the car.
I'm probably going to upset a few people now with what I'm going to say next, but hopefully by the end, you will understand why I am saying it....... I don't look forward to the evenings so much in the winter as we have to close the curtains & pretend we are not in most of the time. I've seen a lot of things on here saying how lovely it is with trick or treating and I would agree....up to a point. When the local kids in our street were younger, it wasn't so bad, the mums used to bring them all round at a certain time & they were quite happy when given a few sweets. Over the years it has become a real problem, we get older teenagers from a local estate standing in the middle of the street but sending their younger brothers & sisters round to ask for money, if you offer sweets they're not interested & you get a mouthful of abuse from the kids & the teenagers. They tend to start all this at the beginning of October & finish half way through November. Then the same kids turn up 1st week in Dec singing one line of 'Away in a Manger'. When you ask them 'when Halloween/bonfire night/Christmas is?' they haven't got a clue. So please forgive me if I sound like a kill joy but I think we are quite within our rights to say that round here maybe this sort of thing should be banned.