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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 14:55

Just been to the supermarket - its foul out there at the moment. Strong winds and driving rain and cold!

I remember a friend's son getting into a punch-up at school when he was told by another kid that Santa wasn't real!

I still buy pre-loved presents for my nephews. They don't know the difference, and they loved the scooters I got them in the summer.

One year we got OH's welly boot and made a footprint on the hearth. The kids were utterly convinced. Now they don't bother getting out of bed until nearly lunchtime.

Apparently Brian Conley suffers from depression and I think he withdrew from Celeb because he was finding it difficult to cope with the conditions. A bit odd to go in in the first place really.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 13:33

The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe as lawyer Arthur Kipps is a remake of a film of the same name starring Adrian Rawlins as the lawyer, made in 1989. Same story though so probably equally as scary!

Jo, take it easy now and have a cuppa and relax!

Becks, well done on the Xmas shopping! I remember when our boys were young enough to be given 'pre-loved' presents and not know the difference! Saved a fortune. We managed to get a Little Tykes car one year for £1. That same year the two older ones got bikes and all the presents were in our neighbours garage to stop the boys finding them. OH went to get them on Xmas eve once the boys were asleep and he came back 3 hours later very much worse for wear and promptly fell asleep on the sofa!

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 10:40

Bjay, sounds like you would have been better off in a boat rather than a car. Better to stay at home in the warm with a cuppa.

Geoff, nothing to report on Mr and Mrs PP - however there are now some weeds on their plot so I can be smug, as there are less on mine! It must be the first time ever that this has been the case! They have now also taken on an extra half-plot though, which is probably why. And they have some superb looking brussels sprouts whereas mine are a dismal failure! I've got some ok cabbages though! 

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 10:07

Il pleut ici aussi. Une cadeau is a present - about as much as I remember. Wish I'd learned Spanish rather than French though.

Jean, I hope it all goes as smoothly as possible with the move. A good friend of mine is moving shortly but only from one side of the village to the other. (Mrs A, for those of you who might remember that saga - now no longer with Mr A, hence the move). I've offered to help!

I'm going to become a great-aunt in the very near future! This means that Grandad will become a great-great Grandad (and my brother will become a grandad - not sure he's ready for pipe and slippers yet!)

Not planning on digging today - even if the rain stops in time it will be too soggy. It will be a trip to the supermarket at lunchtime.

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Posted: 20/11/2012 at 22:08

Off to bed in a min but just popped in before I turn in. I had 'that' conversation with OH this evening - the one about aged parents and Christmas and do we invite them here or go to theirs. MIL gets nervous of FIL driving in the dark (for no good reason, he's perfectly capable) so if they come over they have to stay, even though they only live 45 mins away. My mum doesn't drive so we would have to go and get her if she was coming to ours for Xmas - she's also 45 mins away but the opposite direction. We have decided we will have to call them to discuss. This could take some organising. 

Night all, sweet dreams.

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Posted: 20/11/2012 at 15:47

Geoff - yuck!!

Good rhymes Becks and Caz!

Seems to be getting dark already! Where did the day go?

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Posted: 20/11/2012 at 13:15

The plot it is calling

For digging to be done

The couch grass and bindweed

Are not yet all gone

The wind it is blowing

The clouds scudding by

So think I'll just stay here

In the warm and the dry!

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Posted: 20/11/2012 at 10:54

Morning all (boujour toute le monde)

Oh no Dean, hope you're up and running again soon!

PPam, it was the people who legged it out of the store the same time as you - they probably nicked loads! That's their Xmas shopping sorted!

Son no. 2 says the court case will only last 3 days, then he will be on something else. I'm glad its not going to be a long one, for his sake.

Damp and blowy here today, I might stay in! Trouble is that last patch of digging over is niggling at me. 

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 22:15

Hello Miss B, yes that's a catch-22 about the job isn't it? Looks like you will have fun at Xmas though. 

I've been at the Galaxy tonight  

Off to bed now, night all! 

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 21:54

Looks like its been fun and games on here today! Lots of poets - well done.

Son no. 2 has been picked for jury service but declined to tell us what it was about - he says he can't because its a closed court and not pleasant. Harsh that at 21 he has to deal with something like that really.

Inka, glad you are ok so far. Hope the power holds up.

I like the Lidl version of peanut M&Ms - nowhere near as expensive and equally tasty!

I had a duffle coat years ago when I was a student. It was lovely until it shrank a bit when it got wet!

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