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Posted: 21/11/2015 at 20:21

Lilly: I hope the pain is settling now. I wont bombard you with the many many suggestions of things I use to keep my chronic pain from consuming me; your brain need not ache along with the rest of you.

But please do remember DON'T WAIT FOR IT TO HIT 10/10 BEFORE CALLING FOR HELP. In the nicest possible way you're going to be waiting for help to arrive AND it is so much easier to get your pain under control at a "lower level" than it is when its completely out of control.


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 11:15

Oh PDoc was it expected? Just before Christmas too, I don't know if it's a blessing in disguise I can't imagine spending Christmas not knowing if I had a job.

LP what have you been up too??

Just thought I'd share this with you: after a day watching racing cars I'm not sure my friend will be the most delicate of drivers home from ours so I was trying to think of a way to get an aloe vera baby safely to his wife.

Taa daa!!

 I think it looks really rather cute!

I've had to empty the vacuum cleaner three times while blitzing the house today. My Henry that I use to clean my classroom only needs to be emptied once every six months! Either Dysons are very effective or they have the smallest of dust collection points. I promise you I clean the house regularly 


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:16

Oooh a full English breakfast. That sounds a great idea!


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:14

Morning all. Cold and snowy here, the dog it seems is most excited by this white stuff however doesn't understand why he's not allowed to bring it back into the house.

A day of cleaning: his lordship is having a man day out with friends to the Race of Champions. Much jealous. Since we're going out I no longer get to go to such things as the other lads girlfriends then insist on going even though they've no interest. People are so weird.

So since the snow is making me feel all festive;  when can I get the mulled wine on?


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:24

Morning all. 

Our weather station broke just in time for the weather to get interesting. Neither of my vehicles has a temp gauge in and its possibly a bit excessive to sit in my partners car just to see how cold it is.

I feel strangely lost without it!


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:47

Morning all. I hope you all had a settled night with minimal damage, I'm surprised we've any leafs left!


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 20:19

Panda: I find Red Bull copes well with migraines: caffeine is meant to help kill a migraine (funny since it often sets them off in the first place!) And if nothing else you're so full of sugar bouncing off the walls that you wont care...

Someone has been setting off fire works and the dog has had a complete melt down. It doesn't help that something has freaked him out so that he's now scared of the windowsill in the hallway (he's been fine with it until this weekend!) So can't settle.

Over 200 children visiting the museum this week: I've got my vitamins and disinfectant at the ready! Did I tell you I asked my boss about my holiday allowance (expiring at the end of December) ? Turns out if I'm on holiday from 1st December (I've a school in that day so wont happen!) I'd be off until the 11th January ??? Guess I really have been working hard

boring gardening jobs

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 20:01

Do those journalists stood outside when they could be in a nice warm studio wear jeans and trainers "off camera" ?


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:58

Fairy: if your ironing pile was any where near as big as mine (did it yesterday evening) you deserve the whole whipped cream and sprinkles!


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:17

I'm afraid if anyone phoned me whilst I was in the bath I'd start blowing bubbles to put them off! Our bathroom does echo so nicely.


Very wet and windy here, so half watching the F1 while a smelly dog / swamp monster snoozes next to us. I took the chance to finish tidying the strawberries this morning: rescued last year from the sin bin at Homebase all abused and heavily reduced. I think there were about 8 by the time I composted the definitely dead ones. We're now up (pending them surviving the winter) to 26! Shows you that reduced bin comes in useful to those of us who have the patience and tight wallets.

Has anyone else noticed their strawberries are still flowering? I've been cutting the flowers off mine since the end of September but they're still trying! The poor garden is so confused (and full of weeds). As much as I hate to say it: we really need a proper frost!

Right, best carry on doing my homework. I've got to write my observations on watching people talk (formal / informal situations to base communication problems on). For some reason I've got the gardeners world website open and The Range (looking for ideas to make the caravan more comfortable: best get the sewing machine out!)

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