Balls – My Word Of The Week #WOTW

By | January 9, 2015

A bit of a tongue-in-cheek one this week because it has been a bit of a week in terms of injection mix-ups for D (again) and the return to school for T and D, with the snappiness after school that this brings.

But, balls is my word and not just any old balls, it’s these:


Mr Bluecrisps is very used to having a carton (or two, or three…dozen) over Christmas. He rather likes them.

Mrs Bluecrisps (aka moi) got a bit distracted by all the other prep and the various medical tests she was having and forgot to get any. Not one carton was bought.

T’s football team are sponsored by a solicitors and they also have some quite prominent advertising locally, all very “thinking of a divorce? Talk to us” and we joke that they’d walk along the touch lines at matches, pro-actively handing out leaflets to arguing couples or those who looked stressed.

It became a running joke over Christmas between us:

“Wife forgot to buy Cheese footballs? Talk to us”

“Husband sulking cos he’s losing “Pass The Christmas Pud? We can help”.

and, another wife fail (sigh):
“No satsuma in your Christmas stocking? Give us a call”.

I must emphasise that, having been through divorce, it’s not pleasant and we weren’t laughing about the process of divorce, more the really quite in-your-face advertising that appears every week.

Anyway, what did I find in Waitrose today?

Yes, loads of Cheese Footballs and reduced to 50p each!

Mr Bluecrisps can moan no more (actually it had all been forgotten about), he was very pleased to be presented with a few cartons and happily demolished a carton tonight.

Better late than never, I guess!

The Reading Residence
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Redpeffer on 9th January 2015 at 9:45 am.

This made me smile. My husband hates these, but I love them and Satsuma’s very nearly didn’t make it into stockings here too until the last minute 🙂


Jeannette on 9th January 2015 at 10:27 am.

Aww thanks, it was intended as a bit of a giggle to counteract the rest of the week 🙂 hope you’re doing ok x


Stephanie Robinson on 9th January 2015 at 9:49 am.

Ha ha, I did click here wondering what I might find – but thankfully you’ve found the balls and at a bargain price too! #wotw


Jeannette on 9th January 2015 at 10:29 am.

Oops 😉 thanks, Mr BC was delighted, may just have to get him a few more


MyLifeAsAMummy on 9th January 2015 at 12:29 pm.

lol!!! Very funny post! Those cheese footballs are awesome though! Perhaps if they have a long enough shelf life, you can stock up for next Christmas?

Laura x x x



Jeannette on 9th January 2015 at 6:53 pm.

I think they’ve got til June or something but I’m sure I’ll get organised for next Christmas.. maybe..possibly 😉 x


Kim Carberry on 9th January 2015 at 1:30 pm.

hehehe! That made me chuckle!
Glad you managed to find some….


Jeannette on 9th January 2015 at 6:52 pm.

Thanks, I’m all for giving out some chuckles 🙂


Merlinda Little on 9th January 2015 at 1:31 pm.

I am so going to waitrose now!
We are having some marital problems at home lately and I was thinking goodness are we ever going to divorce. Maybe I don’t know.
But I’d definitely go to Waitrose #wotw


Jeannette on 9th January 2015 at 6:51 pm.

Oh lovely, I’m sorry you’re going through problems at the moment, I hope things improve soon. Always at the end of an email x


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 9th January 2015 at 1:58 pm.

Phew, the divorce has been averted! Made me laugh 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x


Jeannette on 9th January 2015 at 6:50 pm.

Indeed, mountains of cartons left so that’s his snacks sorted for a while 🙂


Little Steps on 9th January 2015 at 2:58 pm.

This post made me chuckle in yet another gloomy day! 🙂 #wotw.


Jeannette on 9th January 2015 at 6:49 pm.

Aww thank you, I hope your day improved 🙂


Jane - Our Little Escapades on 9th January 2015 at 3:52 pm.

What a great post, I’m glad you found some balls for your husband! What a comment to write lol


Jeannette on 9th January 2015 at 6:49 pm.

Ha, something you never thought you’d write! X


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