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Frank/Dad-as Groucho Marx once said- 'I don't want to join a club that would have me as a member' ..!
Methinks sometimes people get too embroiled. It's what I'd expect of 9yr olds not adults, but hey- what do I know!
Frank, I quite agree. I've not been asked to join either, probably because I'm chatty and ramble most of the time. Used to have a razor sharp wit and a tongue to match, but after 4 years of wiping bums and noses, my brain is going soft, and to my shame I know the schedule of most of the programmes on Cbeebies. I'm sticking with the GW gang, because they're knowlegeable, kind (Mostly), and generally will bear with me whilst I ramble, and will have a laugh with/at me (one of the reasons why I've not posted an avatar is because I look like Worzel Gummage on a good day).
There are lots of posters on here whom I'd miss very much, Palaisglide, Verdun, Brumbull, Blackest, Dove, FloBear, Fairygirl and Gardening Grandma are the ones who spring to mind. The ones who offer advice in the gentlest way, who will tell you if you're doing something daft, but not be rude about it (we've all done daft things - a drinking competion at Uni with most of the rugby team springs to mind - I'd just spent the summer working in a city-centre bar and very NEARLY won). There are other posters who are just as valued (but maybe haven't posted lately, so I've forgotten them temporarily), these are the usual suspects that when reply to a thread, I jump on it expected to be entertained or enlightened, regularly both at once.
I just needed to vent about people being cliquey, Hellfire, I get enough of that at the school gates, because I only moved into the village when I married my Husband, and haven't lived here all my life (most folks have, it's one of the posher mining villages). Life's too short for such petty squabbles, and rather than move out there's the option of the 'ignore' button. I reserve that only for trolls, as someone will have a wildly different opinion than me - that's just what it is, opinion, both equally valid, none necessarily 'right'. I like a good discussion, if it's heated, fair enough, petty bickering and sqabbling I have no time for. I have enough at home separating small girl from small boy's lego, or small boy from small girl's stacking blocks.
Mummy MP you don't have to post an avator of yourself and I'm sure you don't look like Wurzel Gummage! You can choose a pic of something pretty in your garden or anything you like.
My very short rant today is that in sunny Dordogne it was cold, 6°, windy and grey today! Warmer in England! But we are going to England on Tuesday. Hurray! Does anyone know whether it will stay warm? What shall I pack?
Lizzie, the longer range forecast is slightly warmer but also wetter so bikini and wellies?? I think not.Coats, jumper, gamp and solid water proof shoes should do it.
Mummy MP, I did the school run for a while collecting grandchildren, the looks I got as I stood apart made you uncomfortable until a Lady who knew me walked up big smile and kiss on cheek, after that they all spoke to me.As for avatar who needs them after all Frank is my name.
Thank you, Frank.
MMP and we wouldn't want to lose you. You are very entertaining. Always enjoy your posts.
When my youngest started school, I think I must have been the oldest Mum at the school gates. Only 3 'girls' spoke to me as the others were too busy trying to outdo each other. When grandson, who I cared for from the age of 4, started, the only time I was spoken to was when they were doing a class collection to buy a present for the teacher. Never found out what they bought as they never bothered to tell me. Didn't lose any sleep over it.
BL, if you are in Kent, will be warmish but expect rain. I'm hoping they will get the rain bit wrong.
What a lot of sense has been talked here tonight! Thanks all, I needed it after the recent conflict and folly. What grieves me most about the covert recruiting is that NOBODY RECRUITED ME!!! Its a bit like sexual harassment. WHY hasn't anybody harassed me????
Incidentally, who was it that thought I was running in a gee gee race? Seen my photograph, have you?
(I hope everybody realises that I am joking....)
MMP - it doesn't matter what picture you choose as your avatar - I just happen to have chosen this one as it's a particularly good likeness
MMP and GG no invited me either
I'm actually quite glad I wasn't invited. It seems it's for very serious, dedicated gardeners. The only thing I'm seriously dedicated to is chocolate!!
Dove and MMP.
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)
Incidentally, who was it that thought I was running in a gee gee race? Seen my photograph, have you? (I hope everybody realises that I am joking....)
It was me GG!
I think I'm losing the plot...it's because I had to go to Ikea yesterday! On the plus side oldest daughter put the table and other thingy together for me so that I could wash pots and move stuff and make the dinner etc so -result!
MMP- why do you htink I have a pic of a waterfall!
Dove, you really need to find a prince to snog.
Fairy, isn't that a picture of your house? I know fairies are meant to live at the bottom of the garden, behind waterfalls, in big toadstools, so I thought this was a picture of where you live!!
MMP- I had to kiss a hell of a lot of frogs-still didn't get a prince
No- I really live in the turret of a castle and I have long blonde hair- no wait- that's Rapunzel isn't it?
Think I'm sleep deprived..
I'm exhausted,actually. It was the water jump that finished me.
Fairygirl/ Daughter "You went to Ikea" no wonder you are seeing horses everywhere, I bet you had the meat balls???G/G MMP Pentille Tina we are persona non grata it would seem and probably the best way to be, if I wanted a club I would cut a big branch off a tree!!!.
Dedicated gardeners like dedicated anyone do not live breath think and sleep perchance to dream gardening, that would be like having jellied eel for breakfast lunch dinner and supper, well chose your own poison then.On the bowling green which had lovely gardens which we all mucked in and cultivated as well as the lawns they were all gardeners including some of the women and the high light was the call to tea and a bicky in the garden hut, a big one, where garden talk was banned and every subject under the sun discussed. We restarted work recharged in mind and body, isn't that the way it is supposed to be???
Quite right, Frank!