Monday Mutterings – dentists, butchers, and independence.

Monday. Grey drizzly Monday. Grey drizzly Monday that starts with a trip to the dentist, then is followed up by waiting for a plumber.

Who said being a grown up isn’t fun?!

Still. Could be worse. Could be far worse. I lead a blessed little life really, tooth abscess aside. Am cheering myself up by reading the news. Care to know what I think of it…..


I saw a ย story about a butcher who has been forced to stop hanging dead stuff in the window because of complaints. Has to be said, their normal displays featured pig and deer heads, rabbits, and birds hung up for viewing, and sometimes a line of dead squirrels. A little bit horror show perhaps.

I am a vegetarian, I look the other way when I pass butchers, but I wonder how many of those who complained are meat eaters? I don’t ever lecture people on what they should and should not eat, it is a personal decision, and I don’t mind what you put in your mouth. But if you eat meat you should probably happily accept where it comes from, or am I wrong? If you eat bacon, but don’t want to see a dead pig in the butchers window is that not a little hypocritical? Maybe it’s just me who thinks that. As you were.

There is a bunch of stuff about Scottish Independence in all the papers. I would be sad if Scotland went, I like them. But having said that, where is our vote on independence? It sort of seems like it effects us too, but we don’t get a say, given a chance I would vote for the formation of the Principality of Cisco. It’s border would start at my front door, and end at the chimney. I might stake a claim slightly further, if I can, on the little courtyard out the back that the shop downstairs barely use. I could set up my parliament in the shack at the back, and hold important governmental debates in there with my family.

I will be in charge, obviously. My teenager can be Minister for the Environment, perhaps that title might make her take responsibility for some of the mess she makes? My ten year old can be in charge of technology and planning, all that Minecrafting will be put to good use. The toddler will be Minister of Education, he knows how to learn stuff without being told how to. My Other Half can write us a new national anthem, and it will totally rock. And I will get to work on our flag, it is important to have a flag. I am thinking of incorporating the Jolly Rodger, but softening its effect with some flamingo and biscuit additions. It will be a society based on kindness and love, though our health care will be a bit shoddy, mostly involving a 2 year old and a toy stethoscope.

Elsewhere, Piers Morgan has lost his job. Awwww. Shame. (looks for sarcasm font)

Hows your Monday going?

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. February 24, 2014 / 12:06 pm

    I have issues with fish counters….

    Monday is hell… per usual!

    Hope your tooth gets better! Hopefully see you this week xxx
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  2. February 24, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    No one ever said that being a grown up was fun, which is why I’ve told my daughters to make the most of being at uni!
    Blimey, I didn’t need to watch the news this morning – you’ve pretty much summed everything up! Thanks x
    Hope the abscess gets better soon, in the meantime there’s always brandy!
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  3. February 24, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    I think that us meat eaters should know where our food comes from and TBH see no issue with meat hanging up in a butchers window. As my boys would say it is time to man up!
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  4. February 24, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    No need to waste my time before the school run reading the news then! I do think it’s important for children especially to know where their food comes from. We’re lucky, we get most of ours from a neighbouring farmer. So my kids go and visit the newborn piglets and lambs and then pick up sausages on their way home. But then my boys are fascinated with stuff like that, eldest wants to visit the abattoir and his brother adores looking at the fish counter and telling the person behind it what all the fish are! If you’re going to eat meat, you should have the decency to acknowledge where it came from.
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  5. February 24, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    I’m a meat eater but hate seeing it hanging up! I love eating dead animals and have no doubts as to what they look like before neatly packaged up for us, doesn’t mean I want to see it hanging from big hooks when I’m trying to enjoy a pleasant walk down the street. I would never complain about it , live and let live – just look the other way
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    • February 24, 2014 / 7:03 pm

      oh no! What a pain- hope you have a cooker to use until then x

  6. February 24, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    hope your abscess clears up quickly. I had one a couple of years ago and they’re not fun
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  7. February 24, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    Just another normal Monday for you then! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you should so set up you own political party – biscuits all round yay!
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  8. February 24, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Yeh they prob are meat eaters complaining. My Monday I’m pretty sure I’ve discovered that I need a filling and still have not got around to changing my dentist. Other than that pretty good yeh ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. February 24, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    I’m vegetarian too…and I even hold my breath when passing meat counters!! I like the idea of all the meat eaters being put off!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  10. February 24, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    Political correctness gone mad! How does one go about obtaining residency in your principality? Could we at least come for a holiday?
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  11. February 24, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    Great post Sonya. I’m a meat eater and don’t mind seeing animals hung up although it’s been a long time since I did. I’m not good with fish counters though!
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  12. February 25, 2014 / 12:10 am

    I don’t like meat hanging in butchers windows. I do eat meat but only halal and when going past the regular butchers they absolutely stink.. it’s horrible! I don’t think that is something nice to be confronted with in the high street. If butchers kept their place a little more clean and disinfected or whatever, then okay!
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  13. February 25, 2014 / 8:50 am

    I’m vegetarian too and I never understand how the sight of carcasses in a window doesn’t create more vegetarians. I have to gulp and hurry past.

    Need to go and live on the Principality of Sealand. I only found out about this place recently and it is so cool.
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    February 25, 2014 / 10:17 am

    You better get to work and round up your troops!
    A teenager and a toddler – i feel for you!
    Hope that abcess sorts itself , enjoyed your post an off for a catch up on your blog!
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  15. February 25, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Loved your post…………………Can I be one of your ministers too please…………..I’m not fussy which one just any old one will do. I didn’t even know Piers Morgan had gone to USA and had to Google it.

    Great post Hunny

    • February 25, 2014 / 4:37 pm

      Welcome to my cabinet….well, it’s more of a sideboard…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  16. March 3, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    I’m a bit hypocritical as I eat meat, but don’t want to see dead animals anywhere. Monday is horrible, projectile vomiting child, then at the same time the dog starts it too & then we ran out of kitchen roll & got a flat pram tyre on the way to the doctors! Roll on Tuesday x
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  17. March 3, 2014 / 4:34 pm

    Very well thanks, lovely weather, I got some gardening done and dried a load of washing on the line.
    I heard the butchers story on the radio at the end of last week. I can remember butchers hanging rabbits up to sell when I was young, it never bothered me then, it was just the norm. Not sure I’d want to see squirrels though.
    Good luck with your own State, you’ll have to use the Euro though, could be a bit trick when you pop out to the shops.
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  18. March 3, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Mondays are back to reality after great weekends, I don’t like going past the butchers either!
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  19. March 3, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    I had assumed the people complaining about the butchers were meat eaters. I like the sound of this new country of yours, I think i’ll stick to the nhs for health matters mind you. I know what my toddler is like with his Drs kit.
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  20. March 4, 2014 / 10:29 am

    I hope your tooth is on the mend Sonya and yes if you wish to eat meat you need to accept what it is and how it happens. I have certainly made my kids aware, they can’t grow up in a bubble. Mich x
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  21. March 5, 2014 / 11:23 am

    I’m also of the train of thought that if we’re going to eat meat, we should not be squeamish as to where it comes from!

    A plastic packet of clingfilm wrapped skinless chicken breasts:what does this say about our relationship with the food we eat and it’s journey from land to plate?
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  22. March 11, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    I hope everything sorted itself out now? I’m pro veggie but I don’t see why butcher’s can show what dead animals look like.Maybe we should encourage it so more people will eat less meat or better still join the veggies who’ll be waving your flag as they pass Piers at the Jobcentre.
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