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Posted: 11/07/2016 at 06:53

Morning all! Firstly happy birthday Pats other half!

No sign of any rumblings from the tea. Fidget you're correct they do contain senna. Due to multiple medical conditions my stomach doesn't always react as expected with laxative type properties. So far no reaction I am still so full of yesterday's glut fest. I might not need to eat for a week which is a shame because the fridge is still full.

My morning tea tastes rather like the nutritional supplement I feed the dog. Nutty with a hint of floor sweeping.

Off to work (today is my day off) for a day of phoning primary schools to announce some fantastic news for foundation years. Unfortunately we only just got the news ourselves on Thursday so not ideally timed in terms of getting schools to know about it to book for next term. Still we do like a challenge!

I hope the rain lingers heavily over my garden so it's sunny for the rest of you!


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:48

Runnybeak; thank goodness I have an outhouse is all I can say. Good for the garden and all that.


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:25

Sun rain food sun rain food drink rain rain rain sun food rain repeat.

My stomach is fit to bursting! 

But worse to come. My detox tea (part of my "try curing yourself based on suggestions from the Internet" due to the GP being too strained to see me) bares the warning "may produce laxative effect"  With this much food in me should I be warning Yorkshire water??

The family have now departed. The dishwasher is working hard.

I'm just going to lay here!

Positive visualisation for the doc

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 07:30

You're right Lily. Why use the fire engine when I've a riot van with functional transportation cage in the back...

Perhaps we could drive the neighbour into the countryside and let him find his own way home?

Surely this is positive thinking? They're always encouraging people to get out more and exercise!


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 07:26

Morning all. 

Pat I hope you feel better soon.

Well the sun is currently shining and family are expected in a few hours so dare not check the weather report! Hosta; typical isn't it. I'm sure that if I ever had a surprise day off it would snow just to put paid to plans to enjoy the (currently full of frogs) garden.

Positive visualisation for the doc

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 23:01

I'm mainly imagining the damage we could do with 400 gallon of water at full  pressure to knock some decency into this neighbour.

But I hope, just hope it helps a little pdoc


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 22:58

I've got adverts for Yorkshire Bank. Now I believe the adds are meant to "tailor" to your search history... so what have you been looking for of late??

His lordships family will be arriving at 09:00 tomorrow so expect heavy rain throughout south Yorkshire after that :(


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:09

DD; don't go. Explain to him - with crayons if needed - that you need to prepare yourself and so will be too busy.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:37

A roof by its very nature should act as a shelter. Thus it shouldn't leak. Go to citizens advice and see what they can do regarding you claiming against the company.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:33

Hosta: your post just reminded me of a conversation I had with a wedding photographer. The happy couple spend £1,200 for him to record the day.

He sets up a beautiful pose the sun in the perfect position and as he takes the image he sees three camera phones being waved in shot ruining his efforts. Thus happens throughout the day. Some people he never even sees their faces. He watches the "I do" with care and passion yet through his camera sees people fiddling on their phones missing the important moment.

What do they remember of the actual wedding? Do they remember the colours the smiles the way the sun shone on their faces? I rather doubt it.

When I get married I will have a sign that will read "anyone who cares more for their phones than for us is asked to leave now. Anyone who cares more for us please put them away; we've paid a lot of money for the photographer to do the hard work. Enjoy the moment!"

I may also anyone found playing with their phone before the speeches will be made to put enough cash behind the bar to buy a round for ALL the guests.

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