Posted: 25/03/2013 at 15:57
Can't stand mobile phones either. For me they're a useful emergency tool if I'm stuck somewhere or am waiting to meet someone who's late. They are not a life enhancing gadget or an every day need. Nobody I know is so important they need to be on the end of a phone 24/7 and it's rude to let the ringing and chat interfere with and intrude on valuable family and social time.
Teenager's room is another point of frustration. I'm fed up with picking clothes off the floor and having tto pick my way through the obstacle course of detritus as though I were negotiating a minefield so I've told her I am buying no new clothes till she can look after what she already has and anything I do find on the floor goes in the bin as it's clearly not wanted.
She's been "cleaning" her own room for over a year and gets to do the landing and spare bedroom too. Since I went in for my first foot op at the end of Jan, she also makes her own lunch for school. If she doesn't tell us she's run out of rolls or fillings she has to buy lunch with her own money.
Hard work trying to get a teenager to organise itself!
Never buying KEA furniture again. I'd rather buy second hand made from proper wood and do it up. It's usually much more attracive, sturdier and cheaper too. My last buy was red Billy bookshelves. OK so they were an interim measure while I find real ones but they've flipping well bent under the weight of real books!