How very marvellous! I am now being followed by 110 people! Who would have thought that that many people would be bothered to follow my ramblings. I am thrilled!! Thank you!!
I had a lucky escape this afternoon. I was alone in my lounge, and had been for about an hour.I was slowly making my way through the whole playlist of my new Wii singalong karaoke thingammyjig, and I have to say that I was doing pretty well. I had surpassed my husband's score on his favourite song and was working on beating my neighbour's score on the Saturdays' 'Up'.
I have to explain that I am an enthusiastic rather than talented singer and Wii karaoke is about my zenith when it comes to performance. Not only was I singing, but also dancing along with microphone in hand - observing myself in the reflection on the flat screen telly.
For some reason, I know not what, I put down the mike for a moment and wandered into the kitchen for a quick look at the dishwasher. Why I felt the need to do this I can only put down to karma. As I returned to the lounge I realised that the window cleaner had just that minute started to clean my bay window.
Now... it is one thing to sing one's heart out infront of slightly drunken family and friends. It is entirely another thing to be caught out by your quite hunky, completely sober window cleaner.It would have been akin to being spotted wandering about in only knickers and a bra.
The very thought of it sends my blood cold and makes me shiver with the imagined humiliation. I would have joined the ranks of window cleaner stories 'Have you heard the one about the middle aged woman who thought she was Kylie Minogue...' I would have had to have sacked him, by letter, and that after hiding behind the sofa while he finished cleaning. That would not have been nice at Christmas, would it?
As it turns out he did not see me and I ended up paying him double as, apparently, some swine has stolen his ladder.Poor man. That would have been positively scarring.... on the same day you discover someone has nicked your ladder and you get both barrels of Gloria Gaynor's 'I will survive' sung by the Home Counties answer to Dame Edna...
I am just very grateful that I had that sudden urge to look at the dishwasher...