Flibbertigibbet is a Middle English word referring to a flighty or whimsical person, usually a young woman. In modern use, it is used as a slang term, especially in Yorkshire, for a gossipy or overly talkative person. Its origin is in a meaningless representation of chattering. It does not always apply to females, however; it has also been used to describe Jiminy Cricket due to his whimsical, chatty nature. (Sourced on the net.)
Here, then, my flibbertigibbets from the week that was:
In the past week, I have:
Been surprised by my husband, who splurged at the nursery and bought miles and miles of plants for my garden; mostly floral shrubs and border blooms. It will be interesting to watch how the hydrangeas change colour according to the iron content of my garden soil.
Witnessed a fistfight! After many years of parking chaos, the management of the centre where the salon is have changed the parking lot to a one-way entry/exit system. This makes some people very cross. Last Saturday a man (Mister BMW) insisted on exiting the way he had for years. He ignored the car guards and sped along, going smack-bang into a car entering the lot. The driver of the other car (Mister Baldyman) got out and explained that it was a one-way and Mister BMW promptly punched him on the nose, which brought Mister Baldy’s wife running; she duly gave Mister BMW a few clouts upside the head and he boxed her right back. Mrs Baldy suffered a broken thumb. Mrs BMW joined the fray; the two men were wrestling and tearing one another’s shirts; the two women were at it like angry dogs, I believe I saw one sink her teeth into the other’s arm.
Mister and Mrs BMW jumped back in their car and reversed, bumping into a parked vehicle. They then sped forward, almost knocking over a car guard, who proceeded to whack at the car with a steel pipe, before the BMW made its speedy escape.
It was all very thrilling for me to watch. Had I not been so fascinated by the unfolding drama, I’d have grabbed my camera and done a photo essay for Sidey’s weekend theme … Instead, here is a picture of one of my new fuchsias; appropriately enough, it is called ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’.
Next week I will:
Cook with Alvin from Masterchef Australia and Tandy Sinclair!
Change to posting only once or twice a week on my blog! I am battling to keep up to date with my blogger friends’ posts and find it impossible to get to the blogs every day … From now on; I will catch up on Sundays and Mondays, which are my days off.
Wear blue nail polish on my fingers and toes and drink pink wine!