Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Of music and other things

So it is almost the final of The X Factor and I have hardly blogged about it at all this year. For many weeks my favourite has been Alexandra, who has been classy and consistent, but after last Saturday JLS have really come back into the picture and in many ways I think they have made the most progress ( or perhaps Louis just made bad song choices for them in the past?)

I'd be happy if either act won on Saturday and while we are on the subject of The X Factor, is it really WRONG that I get an overwhelming urge to mother Aston of JLS everytime he gets emotional?!

Son 2 has surprised everyone with his latest choice of favourite music, moving on from nursery rhymes and Disney to Snow Patrol. Chasing Cars is one of my favourite songs too, though how long will that remain the case after Son 2 has driven us mad with repetitive playing of the track?

Three notable things:

1. Son 1 has started two weeks work experience in the self-serve warehouse at IKEA which he is enjoying, though walking miles each day in new steel-capped boots is exhausting for him and his feet are very blistered.

2. I can't get at all enthusiastic about Christmas this year. I'm sorry but I just can't.

3. I received the result of my OU E301 course yesterday. I got the grade I had hoped for, so am very pleased.


Caroline said...

Huge congrats on your grade!

And I agree about XFactor - either Alex or JLS. If Eggy wins, I really will not be a happy bunny. JLS are my number 1 son's initials so he thinks they HAVE to win for that reason :)


Jenny Beattie said...

Brilliant to hear you got the grade you wanted.

I've just got back from a mammoth shop... and I'm getting a bit more in the mood. But only a bit.

Casdok said...

Congrats all round! For you for getting your grade. For Son 1 for doing his work experience and Son 2for progressing from nursery rhymes!!

Anonymous said...

I've been watching snippets of the XFactor but haven't been that bothered about it all.

Great news for you on your course, very encouraging.

CJ xx

HelenMWalters said...

I'm torn between JLS and Alexandra as well.

Andrea said...

Congrats on managing to finish the course and get the grade you hoped for.
I too, just can't get in the mood for Christmas. Here's hoping we can get throught he season with minimal fuss.