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Casino Virgin

Myself, Husband and our friend (S) decided to do something different on a night out.

Instead of going out drinking around town etc (In our mid 20’s and we’re feeling too old lol) we thought we’d go to a Casino!

WOW!  It was so much fun!  Never done it before and it was weird trying to get into it, not sure on how to get chips etc but we managed it in the end.

We all agreed that we would ONLY put in £20 each and all the winnings were to be put aside and split at the end of the night.

We did Blackjack (21) first and I had most of the luck on that one and it was great 🙂  ‘S’ had most of the luck on Roulette and my husband sadly wasn’t very good at this and gained a little but not much.  He was getting a bit too keen about it all to be honest and when he’d used up his £20 and me and ‘S’ still had £10 left, he wanted to put more in…..tut tut tut, I’d better keep an eye on him I think lol.

During the Roulette ‘S’ had a £5 chip in her hand and she kept saying I’m going to put it on Block/Set 3 which meant she would double what she had if she won.  She didn’t do it and it came through.  Then she said she was going to put it on a certain number, which means if she did then she would win back 8x that amount (£40), she didn’t and it came through, she was gutted!
My husband then started saying to her ’27’, 27 came through and they were both regretting not putting anymore one.  He said 27 again and no one put anything on, 27 came through again!  Never mind lol.

It’s amusing to watch other people putting money down though!  People were walking up and throwing £100 down on 1 number, loosing and then walking off to the next table to repeat – CRAZY!!

Would definitely do that again but not all the time, just special occasions

So, with a total of £60 spent, we made in total £112 so a win/profit of £52 🙂  Basically we had a free night out 🙂

The way they move their hands too!  To get the chips out and dish them across tables etc.  If it was me I’d be stood there counting each one slowly lol, they rush apart and do it by height of chips, they’re hardly counting each chip to make sure they’re not above or below the required amount!

And with Blackjack – I would be there for ages using my fingers to count every time a new card comes out.

Festival of Light 2011

I haven’t been on for a while so you may start reading things on here that are not in date order lol.

But lets start with yesterday and todays Huddersfield Festival of Light 2011.

Absolutely fantastic!

We’ve lived in Huddersfield for years now and we’ve never been before – and I don’t know why!!
We loved it!
We went on Saturday late afternoon to go and see the performance from Groupah in St Georges Square.  There was a huge crane holding a white metal ball which was placed in the middle of the stage.
The musicians and the singer started up and I was a bit disappointed at first because I couldn’t hear what she was singing – only to later realise that she was ‘ahhhhhing’ along lol – she can definitely hit those high notes!
All of a sudden a loads of men and women who closely resembled astronauts (minus the helmet) slowly walked towards the ball.
They all attached themselves to this and they were pulled up into the air.
Of course the white outfits looked fantastic up against the black sky.  They started doing a load of movements and were twisting and turning etc.  It was lovely.
They returned to the stage and reassembled themselves and were taken back into the air – this happened a few times.
When they were up again they went upside-down and millions of tiny polystyrene balls started pouring out of their black rucksacks.
Later on while they were upside down, I screamed in fear……..not realising that the man who just fell towards the ground was attached to a bungee rope lol.  Oops.
There were a few fireworks after that which were nice too 🙂
All I kept thinking was ‘They must be freezing!’.  It was pouring with rain, they were wearing thin whites and had their bare hands on the metal bars of the ball!  They did this twice for show during the night and were practising a few times in-between too.
We went and got something to eat from somewhere other than the food market!  I wasn’t going to spend £5 on a small burger or a kebab especially as they don’t charge that amount when they’re in their own store – perhaps the extra money goes on renting the ‘pitch’ out?  There are 4 of us so £20 to feed us and I can do that on half that price lol…..Oh I sound like my father lol.
We saw a giant red lobster – I’ve no idea why it was there, but it was funny to see and the poor man was obviously tired yet he kept his spirits up and was knocking the lobster and the tail into the people on purpose 🙂  One lady went to grab the tail and he whacked her with it lol – luckily it was just a huge blow up thing.
The Church gardens were lovely!  Loads of huge flowers with lights on, made it very magical!  Lovely music there too.  Would have been nice to have had some people there dressed up as fairies or flowers or something though 🙂
We went again today (Sunday) so that we could see the firework display.
We saw the same characters as before – such as the lobster, snowmen, Victorians etc.
There was the Duke Box – where there were 5 men in this small box/trailer (perhaps a converted 1 man caravan lol) and they each had their own instrument.  The public could then press a few buttons to nominate a song they wanted and then they’d play it – it was fantastic!
We watched one show, the Escapologist and that was funny.
Went up the the Art Market up in the Library and there were lovely bits and pieces you could buy but I didn’t buy anything.
Went to St Georges Square and saw the brass band playing some Christmas Carols.  The Counsellor then came on to say thank you etc and asked everyone to sing along to ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’ and bless him, he started singing far too early and all on his own lol.  He got there in the end though 🙂
Fireworks were FANTASTIC!  Loved them!
Went to back towards Market Place and there were some Musicians dressed as butchers and they played a load of songs, and I think out of everything, they were my favourite!  Well, close favourite with Groupah.
Can’t believe I’ve never done this before.  Can’t wait until The Festival of Lights 2012!!!!

Tips to a successful Marriage

Well, these are my tips 🙂  My husband and I have been together for 11 years.  We have 2 children and 2 cats, we rent our home we’re still saving for things, we have NO debts (yay 😀 ).  My husband works shifts so it is hard at time to get the time to see him but we make an effort.  I’m at home and studying to be a bookkeeper at college.

Anyway, we’re still happy 🙂  We have slip ups, but to be honest that’s either because I’m going through the cycle or my husband has attempted to do something nice but has gone the wrong way about it lol.

Here are tips that my Grandad told me a week before my wedding day, and we’ve stuck by this always 🙂

  • Never sleep on an argument.  You wouldn’t believe the amount of people I’ve spoken to who have ended their conversations ‘So I just slammed the door and went to bed’.  No no no!  Doing this means that in the morning you wake up to what should be a new day, instead you’re still in the middle of this unsolved argument.  You’ll wake up either feeling upset, angry, resentful, perhaps even shy or you may realise you were infact wrong but you’re too stubborn to say sorry now.  Fix the problem as soon as it comes.  Say your ‘sorrys’ and find solutions if you need it.  Cuddle and smile.
  • Carry on courting.  Being married or in a long term relationship does not mean that it should all lead down hill after the first year or so.  You shouldn’t expect the spark in your life to just die away.  Go on a date each week or once a month.  Perhaps it’s a breakfast date, a lunch date, or an evening date.  You don’t need money either so no using that as an excuse!  Just the two of you could grab your coats and boots and have a nice walk together, just holding hands, exploring new areas etc.  If you have children, then find a babysitter that you trust.  You could go out together to the local pub, try something new, go for dinner, or just do the weekly shop together without the kids at your feet.  You need time together!  It will be a day that you get all excited about and start counting down the days 🙂
  • Listen to each other.  You really should listen to each other, it’s the only way you will learn when the other is upset or what the other wants.  So many people don’t communicate and  I find that men tend to be worse at this, they don’t like to talk about things as much, but I guess for a woman to continually ask him over and over again, it can become annoying and maybe this barrier comes up.  But BOTH men and women need to remember that if they don’t talk to each other, how on earth are they meant to know what you’re thinking?  I tend to catch my husband more at bed time lol – it’s when my body is the most relaxed and I’m no longer doing anything which leads my mind to race and think about things.  It is annoying for him I know lol, but I’ve acknowledged that this is the wrong time and I’m therefore not upset when I hear his snores.
  • Do not cheat.  It’s not nice.  If you truly loved your partner then you wouldn’t cheat.  So many people say ‘oh it was just in the moment’, but no, surely your partners face would have come up in your mind.  You’d think about what pain this would put them through.  If you’re not getting on, then either try and make it work somehow or end the relationship first.
  • Have fun.  Don’t get too boring lol.  Have fun still, muck about, play fight etc.  It’s all in good nature and you never know what the outcome may be if you’re/they’re lucky lol 😉
Today my husband and I have spent the day mucking about, teasing each other and going for a walk around the area.

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