Okay, just for fun I googled myself tonight to see what would come up. I had to seeing as Miss Imelda was bragging about knocking over Wikipedia to be the No 1 search for Imelda.
(for more of Imelda's opinions click on my Hammazing blogs list)
So What comes up?:
Well, the first try; "Hammies" gave me 10 different sites for raising dwarf hamsters (dwarf? aren't they small enough already?) I didn't click on next. Who ever does?
The second try "Hammie" got me closer up the list with a link. I made tenth spot so at least I was on the front page
But much higher up is this guy:
Fabulous. You must click on the link yourselves and keep in mind that a flute in Aussie slang is another word for man bits.
Note: I am also behind Hammie the Squirrel in the Dreamworks film "Over the Hedge". Respect.
"Hammiesays": brings me in at 4th place! Behind an unsolicited advertising link, and the parents website "rollercoaster" where all my virtual friends live.
"Hammiesblog" gives me number 1.
Okay, this is a rubbish post. But I am still bagless, and coutureless. Although I have been given flowers AND wine, a new phone (thankyou!!!), an offer of some prada wedges (yess) and a wardrobe garnish from generous bloggers and readers. The world is a beautiful place really and I am so heartened by your empathy and compassion.
I also want to thank the Bangarda (which means lady policeman) for going to the airport especially to watch the cctv to check whether my bag was taken off the coach at the airport. It was not. So I am still vaguely hopeful. Thankyou so much Ms Garda.
Having a great week really. Bratty is settling in so well to her new ABA school. She only had a short day on Monday, but when we went back to pick up her brother, she walked back into her classroom and sat down for a bit more work. Classic.
Really could not have hoped for better. Considering her work rate has been increased sixfold; minimum. (previous setting was 15 responses every hour, new setting is 15 responses per 10 minutes; TO BEGIN WITH)
She is exceeding all expectations and they already think she is very clever indeed.
But I just wanted to relate a little thought I had wandering around London, in between getting robbed.
I realised, that if I compare my life now; to when I was a teenager. I am MUCH happier now.
Even though my life did not turn out the way my high school year book would have predicted; I have a good loyal husband who has put up with me for over 20 years. (child bride) Two very beautiful and clever children who just happen to have autism and the rest; who really love me.
I am not saying that I would not turn back the clock and allow Bratty and Boo to be born without special needs. But since they do have a package of "extras" they have both developed an incredible strength of personality and character which has shored them up and now, with the right help, they are beginning to shine.
You know how I lost my phone? Well I rang home on a payphone next day, and being aussie I wanted to get my value out of that pound coin so at 50 pence, I asked Mr Hammie to put Boo on.
We had a conversation. No prompts. No Mr Hammie with his ear to the reciever telling Boo what to say.
I asked the questions and Boo answered. And then he finished with our favourite catchphrase from the dreaded "Barney".
Picture me alone and phoneless, an irish sea away from my family.
I say to my Boo "And remember?"
And he says back "I LOVE YOU"