He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #4 This Mums Life

He Said / She Said #4 This Mum's Life


“It’s Wednesday so that must mean it’s time for some mid-week giggles because it’s #HeSaidSheSaidWed time! So put the nips to sleep, grab a tasty beverage and like I always say – ‘hold onto your shit folks’ cause here comes another cracker #4!”

Hey! Fancy getting involved? Yeah? Click the magic button & take your seat!

The Stented Papa & The Stented Missus

SAY HI TO Lucy FROM This mum’s life !

He Said / She Said This Mums Life LogoI am officially made up, to be asked to take part in this awesome series! I don’t know Ross IRL (‘In Real Life’, for anyone who doesn’t speak Twat,) but I love his blog, and I get the impression that he’s just a bloody great bloke.

And he has a fucking awesome beard-and you can always judge a guy by his non ironic, non hipster, bloody awesome beard. (Disclaimer: if you shave it off Ross, I’m sure you’ll still be an all around good guy, and funny as shit!)

My name is Lucy, and I blog at This Mum’s Life! I’ve been on the blog slog for nearly two years now, and I mainly blog about the ridiculous things that happen to me as a parent, as well as some more serious stuff, like postnatal anxiety/depression. Hopefully there’s a good balance of comedy and deep.


Anyhoo, I chose cleaning because I had a post about it figured out in my head immediately, which I thought would be quite amusing. I knew the imaginatively named Mr W would be well on board to share his side of the story-and he was!

So let’s do this, crazy party people! Do I get to say ‘Ya Bollox’ during this?? (The Stented Papa says ‘Oh hell yeah ya do‘!!) Hopefully, because it’ll make me feel like a female James Nesbitt, and there will be something really satisfying about referring to Mr W as ‘Ya Bollox’ (contextually correct?!)

He Said She Said Woman from VenusShe said….

When I married Mr W, I insisted that we bring our boys up in a feminist household, with open lines of communication regarding our 50:50 shared division of labour-naturally including cleaning.

Therefore, you can clearly see that I set a ridiculously easy question for Mr W, when I asked him ‘and tell the dear readers, where do we keep our cleaning products, darling?’ His response? ‘Fuck knows-somewhere in the utility?’


As you can see, I was having a real chortle there, because our lives are bloody Victorian! The clear division of labour in our household is that Mr W goes to work, and I do everything else.

Ok, so let’s break this down… I grew up in a household where cleaning was pretty much the priority-my mum was fab, but I think me and my brother only just made it to first place in the priority ranking, with cleaning taking a reluctant second.

I used to taunt her with tales of how I was going to move out and live like a total sloth-just to rebel against her extremist cleaning views. Before we had children, there was occasional sloth behaviour, but I ended up mainly keeping everything up to a good standard.

then arrived the children!

However, since the children came along, I have one, standard cleaning policy: Shove all the mess into cupboards when somebody is coming over, chuck bleach down the toilets when I remember (or if people are coming over,) and run a disinfectant wipe over any available surface, between evening Netflix and wine binges!

My mum contributes to trying to improve this policy, when she visits weekly to judge help out. She can’t resist donning the marigolds and making the house just that bit shinier-albeit for just the rest of that day.

This needs to change, because our lovely house is slowly going to shit-but it all comes down to that valuable commodity…time. When I have more, I will pass my Dirty Mummy baton to someone else, and resume mid to top range level cleaning duties-all the while coercing Mr W to help the fuck out. ‘Ya Bollox’!

He Said She Said Man from MarsHe Said…  

I think asking me where the cleaning stuff was kept, wasn’t the best opening question-it could be stuffed in any of the cupboards you shove things in when people are coming over-I’m calling bullshit on that question!

FYI-It’s been in the same cupboard for five years darling, but if you want to call bullshit-that’s fine! This is an open, secure space, to express our feelings!

Anyway, I can fully remember cleaning the toilets that time Lucy had campylobacter, and was really ill.

Ok! Not sure people need to hear about me having the worst upset stomach ever, for months. That was also legit, like 7 years ago.

Anyway, I’d do it if I really needed to, and Lucy’s mum gets all OCD about it most of the time, and does it for us? I agree that the shoving things into cupboards when people are coming over, isn’t the best strategy. Lucy says that she can’t possibly get stuff done around the house in the day, because of the children. I’ll chuck a grenade and run here-I don’t actually know whether this is true or not…

Ya Bollox.

I think time is definitely the thing here-we do agree on that. When Lucy has more time, it’ll just get done, won’t it??! And as I’ve just been punched in the arm, I will add quickly, that I will do more than just clean the toilet when someone has campylobacter…!

Is this sharing the load enough for you?! I think we both have the same expectations about what we want the house to look like, and both put it to the bottom of our priorities.

And the boys make a monumental mess in the toilet most days-I’m not sure how tiny boys create enough poo that would make an elephant feel inferior-it would be nice not to come home to constant splashed pans and floaters that no matter what happens, just won’t bloody flush!

I think we should just get a cleaner.

Conclusion: I want the house to look like it does when my mum has cleaned it, all of the time. Mr W wants the same, but does nothing to maintain it. Yes-we’ll just get a cleaner…!

….. Ya Bollox!!!


Agh ha ha, brilliant! I loved this post, very funny and  so identifiable. And Lucy, you are a woman after my own heart – I love to throw in a few swear words into my posts and I’ve used the exact same phrase ‘Ya Bollox‘ in some of my own posts! So this was a winner for me the moment I read it.

(Also 10 out of 10 for the intro paragraph, flattery will always be a winner with me hehe)!!

OK so folks, make sure you pop over and check out Lucy’s brilliant blog  ‘This Mum’s Life‘. She is also co-host of a linky I’ve been a fan of since day one called #BigPinkLink. And if you’re not already following her socially,  what are you waiting for?! Twitter / Facebook / Instagram.

Thank you both – Lucy & Mr W – for taking part in our #HeSaidSheSaidWed series #niceone!


#5 in the series features a fellow Irish Dad blogger who’s helped me out a lot since I’ve started blogging and with a family of 4, I haven’t a clue how he gets the time! It’s only Alan from OMG It’s a Girl!

So make sure you’ve added your email & subscribed to The Stented Papa so you won’t miss out! (that’s a plug…..yeah it’s defo a plug 🙂  ).


Well then join the party – sign up takes 2 mins !!


78 Comments Add yours

  1. Ah cleaning…the bane of my life, the thing I leave and leave to the point where I wonder if the local health authority will come and officially condemn my house, before remembering that I now live in the Mediterranean where there is no concern for health and safety. What. So. Ever. #PhewThen
    Yet when I do the cleaning, I actually erm [whispers]…rather *cough* enjoy it (sssshhhhhhh don’t tell anyone) Love Lucy, good blog friend and fab writer #BigPinkLink
    absolutely prabulous would luv you to read…Absolutely Delighted to Be a # BiBs2017 Awards Finalist and Would Love Your Vote!My Profile

    1. Hey Prabs! In the days before I became a SAHD, believe me when I say, if I could leave it that long I absolutely!! These days, I’m a lot better but I do NOT enjoy it one little bit. I do however, like the end product of having a clean place and being able to take the praise that goes with it!!!! Love that you life in Malta. I’ve never been but have always had a soft spot for it for some unknown reason.Just did the following thing too so thanks for reading & commenting. Ross #HeSaidSheSaidWed #BigPinkLink

  2. Avatar Aleena Brown says:

    Bloody brilliant!! Mr C (also very imaginatively named) would never say it but I’m sure he thinks I do diddly squat all day! He absolutely loves to run in my face on my weekly Saturday excursion from the house (to Fat club btw) that he’s managed to do ALL the housework. Never mind that I usually get home around 12 to 2 very much undressed children who have vaguely had a bit of food thrown at them while they watch My Little Pony on repeat. I’m happy for this routine to continue, as long as he always does ALL the housework!! Brilliant!! #bigpinklink

    1. Jesus, I can tell you since becoming a SAHD over 15 months ago – doing diddly squat is 1,000,000 % NOT what we do!!!! Mr C trust me on this my man. I write this post a few weeks after becoming a SAHD, Mr C should read it!! http://thestentedpapa.com/2016/04/25/day-in-the-life-of-a-sahd/. Housework is not my best friend nor my strong point. But it has to be ‘done’. Done meaning to my standard which I can tell you is not The Stented Missus standard! Thanks for reading & commenting Aleena. Cheers Ross #HeSaidSheSaidWed #BigPinkLink (BTW I just followed you on everything!)

  3. Hahah I love this, Ya Bollox is definitely going down in my memory bank of epic phrases to bring out at just the right moment! Love this series, really made me laugh – thank you! #bigpinklink
    five little doves would luv you to read…Joie Stages Isofix -from birth to 7 yearsMy Profile

    1. Agh stop, it’s one of my favourite sayings and one I try to use anywhere possible (within context of course!!) otherwise I’d be the Bollox hahaha. Delighted you love the series! Make sure you subscribe to my blog and have every future #HeSaidSheSaidWed post dropped into your inbox! (that’s a feckin plug if I ever saw it ha?!!!) Cheers! Ross. #Bigpinklink

  4. Cleaning is such a bug bare of mine. I love a clean house but then when its lived in it gets messy. Definitely wish I could afford a cleaner!! #bigpinklink

    1. When The Missus suggested we get a cleaner, I thought she was pulling the piss. It was alien to me. But I can honestly say I’m converted. If you can work the cash to get one, I’d highly suggest it. I hate cleaning but I do like the house after it’s been cleaned (just not by me!!). Thanks for commenting! Ross #BigPinkLink

  5. Love this! I’ve always enjoyed Lucy’s blog but it’s brilliant to be hear what Mr W wants too. Why is cleaning always such an issue? I think most couples feel the same way – they want it done and to look like their mum did it, but no one wants to or is able to get on with it. I’m with you Lucy – bleach round the toilet, antibacterial wipe around the surfaces and then shove everything else in the cupboard! #BigPinkLink
    Cheryl @ Tea or Wine would luv you to read…Interview With My Mum The AuthorMy Profile

    1. Haha, I like both yours & Lucy’s style! Quick & easy and job done! Then have your tea or wine as the case maybe!! Thanks a million for commenting. Delighted you loved it. Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaidWed

  6. This is hilarious – I love the He Said/She said series. And our system is exactly the same – my own mother despairs of my lack of domesticity but Mr S.H.I.T. seriously did ask me how to work the washing machine not that long ago – I kid you not. #bigpinklink

    1. Hi ya Susie. So glad you love our series, thanks a million. But trust me, I think your name is feckin genius. S.H.I.T !!!! Ever time I see it, I just laugh internally. It’s just class. Yeah Mum’s can bring that ‘oh, so that’s how you clean up!’ vibe with them sometimes. I have to say, even I know how to work the washing machine Mr S.H.I.T (see, there I go laughing again – brilliant!!!). Thanks for reading Susie. Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaidWed

  7. My daughter said to me yesterday that I’m never busy compared to Dad who goes out to work… Errrrm! The cooking, cleaning, washing, 3 jobs, my blog, looking after the kids. None of that counts apparently 🙁 #bigpinklink
    Musings of a tired mummy…zzz… would luv you to read…Harry Potter is 20 ??? !!!My Profile

    1. Oh nooooooo! As a SAHD I hear ya!! According to my eldest, I’m the messy one, I’m the one who is good at losing things & I’m the worst at finding things! Eek! Respect to all SAHP – we keep everything ticking! Chat soon, Ross. #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  8. This is hilarious – I’m exactly the same, I want a nice, clean house, I just can’t be bothered/can’t find the time. And my husband wouldnt know where the bleach was even if I slapped him in the face with it! #bigpinklink

    1. Hahaha, that’s me to a tee! Love it when it’s tidy, hate it when it’s me who has to do it. It’s why we have a cleaner come every second Thursday! Thanks for commenting, cheers Ross. #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  9. Brilliant, me and Lucy are definitely on the same page here! I love how the conclusion was that they would get a cleaner, sounds like a win win to me.
    Alana – Burnished Chaos would luv you to read…Top Tips For Flying With A BabyMy Profile

    1. 100% is a win win Alana! We have a cleaner who comes every second Thursday and it’s the best €50 we spend! Place looks & smells great & the best part is, I don’t have to do it haha, jackpot!! Chat soon, Ross. #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  10. Avatar Mrs Lighty says:

    I love these insights into married life! So much fun to see our other halves’ different opinions!! Also, James Nesbitt reference?! Legend, Lucy!! #BigPinkLink
    Mrs Lighty would luv you to read…Essential Summer Baby KitMy Profile

    1. Me too! It’s the gulf in mindsets that I love and that are so funny to read. It’s man just how different we can see the same topic so differently. It’s hilarious too 🙂 Thanks for commenting! Regards, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  11. I love that you both say you need a cleaner! That would be a good solution for all of us stressed for time and space… OY! My Mrs. and me, we would be in the same boat. I’m a bit of a cleaner, definitely a laundry machine myself! No fun. #bigpinklink

    1. Getting a cleaner seems the logical answer right?!! Win win if ya ask me! Thanks for commenting Lisa. Cheers, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  12. Thanks for featuring us Ross!!! Loving this series, and can’t wait to read the future editions!

    1. No probs Lucy at all, absolutely love your post! Thank you so much for taking part. Apologies for the crazy late reply too!!! Chat soon, Ross. #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  13. This is fab! I love it! The cleaning situation is so me and my fiance. We moved into a house with a dishwasher in November and I swear he has never filled it, switched it on, or emptied it in the whole time we’ve lived her. We also have a ‘hiding mess’ cupboard!


    1. A ‘hiding mess’ cupboard – I have to sort one of those out!! Men & dishwashers ha, what can ya say?! Hehehe. Thanks a million Jenny for commenting, glad you loved it. Cheers, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  14. Avatar Gemma says:

    Hahahaha!!! Ya Bollocks. Love it! This cracked me up – you’re bloody brill.x #bigpinklink

    1. It’s absolutely cracks me up too. It’s one of my favourite sayings. Priceless when thrown into a conversation at the right time! Thanks Gemma! Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  15. Avatar Helen says:

    Haha, oh boy, cleaning. My OH is more OCD than, me, reloading the dishwasher anyone?! #BigPinkLink

    1. Hahahah – serious?! I can barely manage to load it the first time, don’t mind a reload! Thanks for reading Helen. Cheers, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  16. Avatar Tooting Mama says:

    I dream of my house looking like my mother-in-law’s house, you know not a speck of dust anywhere, and everything in it’s place. But nope our house always looks like a series of explosive messes littering the place. I have come to the relisation that cleaning is like being trapped in Dante’s Inferno….and there’s no way out! #bigpinklink!

    1. Hahahaha, ‘Dante’s Inferno’ – brilliant !!! Agh sure lookit, I’m sitting down now replying to comments and the gaff is in shit. Kids = Mess. I could tidy it now but when we get back after I collect Nip#1 from camp, the pair of them will have the place in bits in 10 mins! Thanks for reading, Ross. #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  17. Avatar Lexie says:

    Haha. I love your “then the children arrived” cleaning philosophy! Our home has definitely fallen to quite the same level.
    My husband and I always said that we would share the responsibilities and all of that fun, modern junk….but there are just come things that I am better at. They tend to be the “girly” things like baking and cleaning, and that’s just fine with me! As long as we find a way to balance it all – he mows the lawn!

    Thanks for this little peak into your home. 🙂
    Lexie would luv you to read…9 Things That I’ve Learned in 9 Months of MotherhoodMy Profile

    1. The Stented Missus is so much better at getting ‘things’ done vs me. Even when I’m in the form for cleaning/tidying etc, I’m way slower and my finished article will never be the same as wifey! Balancing act is the perfect solution, agreed! Thanks Lexie for popping by. Cheers, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  18. Avatar Tubbs says:

    Priceless. Mentally adds another swear word to my arsenal. Always good to have a few more cuss words. Thank you 🙂

    1. I like your style of thinking hahahaha!!!! Cheers Tubbs! Ross #HeSaidSheSaid

  19. Avatar MMT says:

    A classic TML hilarious post! Hello Stented Papa, nice to meet you… My dreams of raising my girls in a balanced household are just about as successful as Lucy’s. Can I hear a big fat ‘Ya bollox’ to that too?! Although, I am, probably secretly Lucy’s Mum. I haven’t met her Dad or owt, I just do love a good old shine on that worktop.


    x MMT

    via #bigpinklink
    MMT would luv you to read…Breaking free; the cordless vacuum revolution with @Dyson V8 AbsoluteMy Profile

    1. Hahaha, lovely to meet you too MMT!!! (Apologies for the late reply). Yes you can indeed get a big fat ‘Ya Bollox’ to that, absolutely!! Agh sure looks, I’m the same with 2 nips, both girls. It’s a balancing act with zero training to boot! As far as the cleaning goes, I do like the place to be clean, but done by someone else!!! Thanks for reading & commenting. Regards, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  20. This made me giggle! So true! #bigpinklink

    1. Me too!!! It’s very true and hilarious. Thank you for reading and commenting! Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  21. Avatar Wendy says:

    Hahaha love this, how have I never heard the phrase ‘ya bollox’ before? I am also a fan of just hiding mess in cupboards when people come to visit! #bigpinklink

    1. Wow, ‘Ya Bollox’ is one of my favourite sayings! I’m surprised you haven’t heard it before. Best part is that you have now!!! Thanks Wendy for commenting. Regards, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  22. Amazing how adding children in to the mix causes a shift in ideas of what is expected X #bigpinklink

    1. Agh stop! Children change everything – and for the most part – for the absolute better! But it does change things that’s for sure! Thanks for popping by! Cheers, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  23. Avatar mums' army says:

    Ha Ha brilliant!! I was reading this thinking, is this me and my Ya Bollox?!? The cleaning debate is always a good one to have! Apparently my mother in law cleaned all our windows inside and out when she last came round to watch the kids while we were at work. (I’m not sure if it was through disgust that we haven’t cleaned them in the 4 years we have lived here or just because she felt bored?) I’m with you… lets just get a cleaner! x Nicky #bigpinklink

    1. Agh God bless Grannies everywhere wha?!! Probably I mix of both I’d imagine! Best thing to do? Yep, get a cleaner!!! Thanks for commenting! Regards, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  24. Brilliant series! I read all of them….such a fun idea. I think we can all relate to this mundane but bloody boring task! I love that Lucy’s mum comes in “with her marigolds” do you think every mum has a pair? Mine does too….she’s always busying herself in my kitchen! Great post. Thanks for posting.

    1. I’m absolutely delighted you read all of them, thank you very much!! But they are all so good, funny & completely relatable. I do think every Mum has a stash of marigolds somewhere in their house! Thanks for reading & commenting! Cheers, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  25. This is so funny. I’m pretty much the same, I do all the cleaning and the Hubby does it when… well, um, if and when I can’t?! He won’t do it unless he absolutely has to!
    Morgan x

    1. Hahaha, that’s men for ya!!! Cleaning the house just isn’t in our DNA I think. It has to be programmed in at some point! Thanks Morgan. Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  26. Haha this could be me and my husband! #bigpinklink

    1. Hehe deadly! That’s what I love about our #HeSaidSheSaid series, everybody can relate to each story. Thanks for commenting! Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  27. Loving all the Ya Bollox! I am a clean freak! Like total freak. I am trying to calm myself down from it because I like having a bit of a life. Plus I don’t actually find cleaning very therapeutic… It just makes me cross at how messy we all are. Time I start adopting the cupboard routine I think. #BigPinkLink
    Kirsty – Winnettes would luv you to read…Holiday Reading – The best books to get lost inMy Profile

    1. Hey Kirsty! Ya bollox = classic! Love it. Can I borrow you for a while?! Sounds like you would do a super job of our gaff!! Thanks a million for commenting. Regards, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  28. Ah Lucy this is ace!! My husband is Irish and often says “ya bollox” to sooooo many things. It still makes me smile 10 years later. Loving this series too x #bigpinklink

    1. Yep, it’s defo an Irish thing to say alright! When it’s used in the right context, with mates, it can be hilarious!!! Love that you’re loving the series Bridget. Thanks a million. Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  29. Avatar Mama Grace says:

    Haha this is brilliant. Aside from the great relationship, which obviously comes across. Cleaning with kids is bloody hard and comical. I don’t think I’ve ever done such a necessary task, knowing that it will be meaningless straight away. #bigpinklink

    1. I think that’s the best way to put it that I’ve ever heard or read!! Think I’ll have to rob that some time!! And agreed btw! Thanks for commenting. Regards, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  30. Avatar Siobhan says:

    Sooo true, I would love a cleaner lol, I haven’t seen our floor for about a month now, really need to get on top of it but it’s one of a million things on the to do list! #BigPinkLink

    1. I’m sitting at the kitchen table replying to comments I should have done ages ago (apologies for the late late reply) when I should really be cleaning as the nips have the gaff in zits. Priorities ha!!! Thanks for commenting, Regards, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  31. Feel’s funny commenting on the #BigPinkLink host post when the post in a guest post on my own blog hahahaha but Lucy’s blog is absolutely brilliant. Made me laugh hard. ‘Ya Bollox’ is one of my top two favourite sayings ever so when I saw it included it was an instant winner for me. And I love the fact that Mr W got stuck right in and got involved, fair play to ya Mr.!! Quality post Lucy, thanks so much for being part of #HeSaidSheSaidWed 🙂 #BigPinkLink

    (…..right, I’m off now to reply to my own comment hahahaha 🙂 )
    The Stented Papa would luv you to read…He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #4 This Mums LifeMy Profile

  32. Being from Northern Ireland, this had me at ‘ya bollox’ Absolute comedy gold, really enjoyed this! And I can very much identify as my husband recently took on toilet-cleaning duty due to my strep throat, otherwise he would’ve been relaxing in front of the TV after a hard day of dtinking coffee and looking important #bigpinklink

    1. Yep, ‘Ya Bollox’ is a big saying in Ireland, north & south!! I love it, one of my favourite sayings. Thanks for reading Gemma! Cheers, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  33. Avatar Liz Deacle says:

    love love love this! so glad it’s not just me that’s a dirty cow! Like you, I’m actually proud when the bleach gets squirted around the lav, makes me feel worthy…
    Great read!

    1. Hahahah, brilliant comment! Really is a great read, glad you loved it so much Liz. Thanks for commenting, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  34. Avatar The Mummy Bubble says:

    Haha, love this! So reminds me of life in our house x

    1. Hehe deadly! That’s what I love about our #HeSaidSheSaid series, everybody can relate to each story. Thanks for commenting! Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  35. I think I am fairly lucky in the devision of chores department. Mr A is very willing to be a modern man and share the chores. Unfortunately Mr A is also rubbish at most of them. So I end up redoing most of it when he is at work
    Tracey Abrahams would luv you to read…The Teddies In The Window – My Sunday Photo – 25/06/17My Profile

    1. Agh man, that is priceless!!! As a SAHD I do clean, cook, hoover, wash the clothes etc etc – but my way is never ever as good as The Stented Missus so I think a lot of men might fall into the same category as Mr.A !!!! Thanks for commenting.Cheers, Ross #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  36. oh this is so bloody funny! Love the bravery of ‘he says’ on writing – hilarious – oh and Lucy pull him up on the fact that he doesn’t think your excuse re the children is valid! Oh and if your mum would like to pop to mine she would be more than welcome. In the meantime, please get a cleaner! #BigPinkLink

    1. ‘Please get a cleaner’ hahaha class!!!! That’s exactly what do have, they (3 of them!) come every second Thursday and the place looks & seems great after them. For an hour at least anyway haha. Thanks for commenting, Ross. #BigPinkLink #HeSaidSheSaid

  37. Avatar Heather Keet says:

    I’m in favor of getting a cleaner. I had one for a time when I was working and it was such a load off. She did bathrooms and floors, the two jobs that always made me cranky. #bigpinklink

    1. Our cleaners were here earlier today actually. They come every second Thursday and the place (for a few hours anyway!) is tidy, clean & smells good. The clothes are ironed & the beds have fresh sheets. Worth €50? Hell yeah. And just to be clear, I am a ‘cleaner convert’. When the Stented Mrs first said she was thinking of getting a cleaner, I nearly spat me coffee out everywhere!! Thanks Heather. #BigPinkLink

  38. Avatar fancy says:

    Ya Bollix being my favourite expression, I love this piece☺ heehee

    1. Agh stop! It’s 100% my favourite expression. ‘Ya Bollox Ya’ is also up there! Glad you liked it. Come back again please!!! Thanks Ross.

  39. Luuuucccyyyyy! I bloody love you I do. And this series. Love that too! I’m now setting myself a personal mission to include “Ya bollox” in at least 10 conversations tomorrow. (I’m at work. Not just at home with the small humans. That would be inappropriate and totally wouldn’t happen.) *coughs* 😉 x

    1. Hahahaha, I think ‘Ya Bollox’ is probably the most under-used phrase around but why? It’s such a class expression. ‘Agh ya bollox ya’ hehehe!! I was telling Lucy about this Side note – yrs back when working in a pub in Dublin, we would either use ‘Ya Bollox Ya’ when someone said something stupid. Then it progressed onto the much ‘classier’ ‘Ya Prrriick’ !!!!! to pretty much anything that was said by anyone else (staff I mean, not to the customers hahaha can ya image….

      Customer: ‘Hey, pint of Bulmers please’
      Me: ‘Sure no worries……Ya Prrrick’


      So ‘Ya Bollox’ is right up there for me – along with ‘Ya Prrrick’ or ‘Agh ya Prick with ears’ is a good one two!!!

      Thanks a million Dawn, chat soon, Ross

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.