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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:57

Cheers for the heads up Edd. I heard about it in the news in the car and I'm hoping people with elderly parents are checking up on them because no one should need the grief and stress of a fine! (What's wrong with just sending a reminder letter first?!)

I don't get free prescriptions, although I sometimes feel I've had so much out of the NHS with various life long conditions / car driver interfaces that I'm definitely getting my money worth. 


There's so many of us with ill health at the moment. What say you we have a five week break at Castle Verdun and enjoy some much needed warm weather and rest?


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 11:52

Hostafan I hope that the orthopedic chap doesn't have such a waiting list as the physio!

The boss is away, so I'm taking a fifteen minute breather to let me brain rest before I start the next challenge. Its not yet snowing outside: just that awful wet lumps of ice. I've already been out to give the four chaps repairing the street light (drunk driver + roundabout + no concept of speed limit on an already stupidly dangerous road = poor light go smush!) Mugs of coffee (freebies naturally). I don't envy them at all!



Posted: 24/02/2015 at 07:41

Morning all! So I ended up going to work for 5 hours yesterday. Not bad for a day off! Special treat to open up the museum for some Police Cadets who had been let down for a special event and had no where to go. All I will say is even though they were only 12 years younger than me... where has my flexibility gone? You can get 12 cadets in a space designed for two people if you bend enough! They were certainly determined. 

Seem to have woken up with... a cold. I'm only just over the flu. Grr!!

Reggie has learnt to dig. He's very proud of himself. Good job I have spare onions to replace any damage! This weekend will involve getting some netting up to protect a few of the beds.

Hope you have a good day! 



Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:18

Just quickly taken the chance to pot up my bargain bin daffodils that I brought... probably a month ago now  I was going to put the washing on the line but someone (not be I'd like to add) just pee'd on the peg bag. Mind you I tried to put some washing out this morning and it then proceeded to snow so perhaps he was just trying to save me a job? Its glorious outside right now: the greenhouse is lovely and warm and a welcome retreat from the wind.



Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:17

Someone is very tired after his walk this morning. Unfortunately he wont settle because I keep having the disgrace to keep moving rooms. So I've had to come and sit on the sofa with him to get him to take a nap before he destroys the place. I had rather hoped to get all my cleaning done but it looks like I'm sat here reading instead.


Hostafan: I hope your doctor has some positive things to say (be it an operation or physio or...)



Posted: 23/02/2015 at 07:42

Morning all! First day off after a week working so it's time to power up the to do list. Will be interesting to see what's happening in the greenhouse. I think I can vaguely remember where it is!


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 07:27

Morning all.  Just wanted to wish you all a great day xx


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:45

Beckie & Dove, thanks for your concern. Dove I'll be visiting Boots tomorrow morning on my way in work To get some of those supplements. I thought about visiting the doctor to see if they could test my immune system but of course it'll never be right unless I can bleach all visitors as they come through the door.



Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:24

I forgot to say: I went into the greenhouse today. Found a row of neat little pots with lovely healthy green shoots. I'm delighted! I also have no idea what they are.

The resolution of always putting labels in pots is going well then... 


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:19

Beckie - I'm trying a vitamin C tablet every night to try and keep me above water. Unfortunately when you ARE the education team rest wont happen. I don't even get the school holidays off I'm starting to think my immune system has given up the ghost. This can't be normal for a 29 year old!

The beef is in the oven: lightly oiled and liberally salt and peppered. I'm now trying to hunt down a good Yorkshire pudding receipe.

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