If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
I try to live my life by that rule. There are some miserable people who do not.
I took the boys to 'Bounce and Rhyme' at the library today. Jane, who runs the group, said she had some new songs for us. She asked if anyone knew the songs from In The Night Garden. A few of us hesitantly put up our hands.
FYI: We do not watch television all day. I'm not anti-television either, but it is strictly limited in our house. Sometimes it's not switched on all day, but the boys usually watch In The Night Garden before bed.
Jane handed out the words. I declined a sheet, saying 'it's okay, I know the words'. A woman sat opposite us piped up 'you need to get out more'.
I didn't know this woman. She wasn't a friend sharing a joke. She wasn't smiling. Steam came out of my ears, I wanted to tell her to BLANK off.
I said nothing.
The group then sang all of the songs on the sheet. Apart from the mums with small babies who haven't resorted to CBeebies yet, everyone knew the words. No one looked at their sheets. Grrr.
After the library we went to the Coop for
Fox's Rich Tea Creams, 2 packets for £1 a loaf of bread. After paying, I took out last week's Euromillions lottery ticket.
I nervously handed it to the young shop assistant and said 'please can you check this for me, I think I've had a big win'.
How we laughed when he returned with my £6.10.
I was glad to put a smile on someone's face.
I thought of my Dad. This was his favourite trick if he ever won £10 on the Lottery. I was happy to carry on this family tradition.
So, on to the tip top top tip! There's a new post editor in Blogger. It's so much better than the old version. It handles photographs and links intuitively. In fact, it's what you would expect from Blogger.
What I can't understand is why Blogger are keeping it a secret. Perhaps everyone else knows apart from me?!
If you didn't know anything about it you can click here for all the info. Thanks to Kelly for telling me about it.