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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 12:41

Like the logic Lottie.

Been up to Aldi & got the forgotten bits & pieces. Also advised a lady on the aftercare of an orchid! I could've been cross though as she asked could she go in front of me to 'just get it priced'? Then of course she proceeded to buy it & almost my bits as well! Drat!!

Anyway t'was a pressie for a friend. The push-in-q lady was a flower arranger & just tended to grow evergreens in her garden & her friend grew the flowers.

Back now, raining again. The council havent swept any of the fallen leaves off the pavements this yr, so actually quite dangerous walking in places. You just dont know what's beneath.

Lunchtime now. J.

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Posted: 19/12/2012 at 10:53

Geoff- angel choc.

Dont hold your breath re our tree, someone woke up grumpy this morning. Have also decided to add some more decorations & lamnetta to it- the control freak in me is surfacing again!

Walking up to Aldi next to get bananas & mushrooms- oops. Then will brave the  baking of mincepies.... J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 21:26

Nipped back in! How inadequate shall I feel doing my mincepies tomorrow- bigsigh....

Cant say I survived the TC, just nipped in/out to 2 shops. Didnt attempt to park anywhere near to an entrance, just went further down & plenty of spaces. Walk not too far, but no problem. When was sat in cafe you could see cars circling around looking for a space, when loads of spaces on t'other side of one of the top carparks.

Just remembered need to wrap pressies sometime! & sort of plan a menu & shopping list. Joy, roll on January! J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 19:59

Big sigh, I've not won anything..

Not a 'b' peep out of boiler tonight- if I get an early wake up tomorrow.........

Have been watching celeb univ challenge & actually answering some questions correctly!! Lots got wrong/dont know though ...

Off to watch baking now, byee. J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 18:37

Yes Rain, well done!

It gets worse on my dried pasta stock- have found another packet of rigatoni at back of cuboard, so that makes 3!! No prizes for guessing what type OH will be taking back with him after the hols.... J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 18:31

Norm- thx for that. Have made a note & will ask accordingly. We know that altering daughter's radiator valve did stop the whistle- she couldnt be bothered to go & turn on the hot water tap which is the usual method of stopping the whistle.

OMG have just seen the weather forecast- I thought thursday wasnt going to be soo bad........ I dont want to have to shop on friday, but if needs must... J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:46

Oh that reminds me of when OH started his first business from home, as well as still working e/w. I worked regular Saturdays & OH often had an attractive female arriving, whilst me away, to collect things. Then during the week I had deliveries from a male rep. Lots of curtain twitching by then neighbour........J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:38

Geoff- yes a new boiler that sometimes emits a loud whistling noise anything from 30-50mins after coming on. Wouldnt be too much of a problem if didnt have daughter back 3am & only having 3-4hrs sleep before gets woken up. Or me for what it's worth- worse than an alarm..... It could be a pipe somewhere vibrating? It doesnt do it everytime either so you find yourself waiting....... just like now-  & not a peep!

OH is supposed to be contacting manufacturer, but is busy at work. Heating engineers do know about it & since still to return to do final bits in bathroom-loft/electrics- I shall ensure that their head engineer knows! J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 17:16

I spotted the bullfinches earlier- grr!

Ok I really got this order wrong- now 2 huge bags of rigatoni pasta, I really should check things more carefully. Mind you pretty late last evening I realised hadnt ordered any milk....... Wonder what other surprises shall find?

Daughter not back until the early hours again. I sort of hear her come in & just settle down again, doesnt really disturb me. Unlike the boiler this morning! So should get chance to do a pic of tree, but does depend on our joint pc skills....

Right, back to unpacking & putting away. Tomorrow is making mincepies- I hope that the jar of homemade mincemeat, circa 08 (!!) is ok, otherwise shall be trotting up to shops.... J.

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Posted: 18/12/2012 at 16:47

Oh Maud, 'bighugs'. Just remember all the happy times you & your friend had together over the yrs.

My parents once had 3 kittens, which they kept from a visiting ferile cat. One yr the tree was attacked by them- after that Dad said not again! He said seeing it swaying & baubles crashing everywhere was quite funny, but not at the time. They turned out to be lovely cats & the offspring of one of them still visited Dad at the house until he went into a home. BTW he gave in over the tree when my daughter arrived!

My cat, from childhood, always loved smacking certain decorations. I still have some of them- glass ones- & can still see him in the firelight eying them up. J.

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