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Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:00

Hello all. I had a lie in this morning as I wanted to finish the book I was reading. A good book and a couple of cups of tea - luxury.

OH went off to work and son no. 3 decided he didn't want to go for the interview after all, and would rather stick with what he's got at the moment, partly because he gets fed at his current job! Fair enough!

Son no. 2 is about to go off with his friend to look at motorbikes or something. He never tells me his plans. 

I've got some things I can list on ebay - anybody want some Lego?

The chickens are having a scratch around and a wander, and I'm just having a coffee and trying to decide whether to do baking or gardening first. Decisions decisions.....

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Posted: 15/02/2013 at 21:52

Evening all. Been having a belated valentines dinner with OH - couldn't have it last night because of Cubs. So we've had dinner and wine and finished off with chocs and coffee. Very civilised. Even lit a few candles. 

Trouble is the wine has made me sleepy so I might have to turn in soon! I did look for the meteor but it was cloudy so couldn't see anything.

OH about to turn in as he has work tomorrow, and I need to mend a pair of trousers for son no. 3 who has a job interview tomorrow. Not exactly romantic end to the evening!

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Posted: 15/02/2013 at 10:15

Hello all. Bright and sunny here at the moment but as I'm still car-less I won't be going to the GC. Shame as tea and cake would be nice.

I did some collecting for Guide Dogs a while ago outside Tesco, helping my friend out, and had a trainee dog with me (on loan). Got lots of donations and everyone stopped to make a fuss of the dog, who was extremely well behaved. Am sure you will do well Flo. I did notice though that the people who gave most generously were the ones who had dog food in their trollies!

Talk of bulbs reminds me I have some lily bulbs in pots somewhere - but can't remember where! Will have to investigate over the weekend!

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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 10:46

Left the chocs at home! Doh! And its lovely and sunny and mild here and I can't get to the plot!!

But on the up-side at least son no. 2 has offered to help at Cubs tonight with sweet making (I suspect an ulterior motive) and son no. 1 will pick me up from work - hope my nerves can stand it!!

Stomach growling now, time for coffee and biscuit.

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Posted: 14/02/2013 at 10:39

Morning all forkers and happy Valentine's day everyone! I got OH a card, and he got me a big box of chocolates and a miniature rose - red of course! I was surprised!

Then we went and got in the car to go to work and the power steering pump had given up (we knew it was on the way out) and the car is impossible to drive. My car is also off the road waiting for a bit to be fixed so it can get through its MOT. Which means I'm car-less,  and had offered to pick my brother up from the hospital. He's waiting to find out if they will discharge him today, depending on the results of his blood tests. I've had to text him to say I can't get there, and had to get son no. 1 out of bed on his day off to drive me to work (OH went on his motorbike). Son no. 1 not a happy bunny (!) but says he will look at the car later and see if he can sort something.

So all in all not a successful morning so far (apart from the chocs and flowers of course!)

Loved the bunny tales from last night! And the BJ had occurred to me, and yes, not something you'd ever discuss with your mother - well not my mother anyway!!

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Posted: 13/02/2013 at 13:14

Wow sounds like there were some amazing ladies out there. I heard part of a list of 100 most successful women on the radio this morning - no. 1 was the Queen.

Somebody implying we aren't sane on this thread?

My only female colleague has just had a month off as she had a hysterectomy. The blokes were hugely embarrassed, as it was 'women's problems'.

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Posted: 13/02/2013 at 11:26

Just grey here at the moment but possible snow later according to one forecast. Then its going to get warmer overnight which is unusual - and then it will rain (of course).

Went to the cinema last night with my v. good friend, but we avoided Les Mis, neither of us wanting to risk opening floodgates that might not be able to close again! So we saw 'I Give It A Year', some bits of which were laugh out loud funny, and some bits were cringeworthy. But it lifted our spirits which was the point of the exercise.

I'm planning tomorrow night's Cubs meeting at the moment - I did a trial run of the sweets to make sure we had enough time to make them - well that was my excuse! And have a good list now of famous lovers, so thanks for all your suggestions

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Posted: 11/02/2013 at 14:47

Very pleasant there, Geoff. I bet you're hoping things get moving and you can get out there soon.

Brave of Jess to still want to go to nursery - she obviously enjoys it.

Had big white flakes here for a while but nothing settled as the ground is so wet. There was snow on the cars this morning, but not on the roads.

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 22:51

Thanks all for your kind words. I have to be strong and supportive for my Mum, who is sandwiched between the two - her father and her son - so I'm holding it all in. I feel I can offload on you lot here, and you guys don't mind.

Did a bit of 'gardening therapy', just popped a few seeds (thanks Dean!) into potting compost but its good to make a start. I also bought some Vivaldi potatoes at the GC so they are now chitting! 

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 16:43

Afternoon all Forkers. Jean, hope your daughter is soon on the mend.

I went to the GC with 2 of the boys, and ended up buying them lunch there - the cafe has a pizza oven and they make your pizza fresh there and then. So I've told them I'm not cooking later! The boys (and a couple of friends who've just called round) are now watching the rugby.

Had a long chat with my Mum this morning about the difficulties of looking after Grandad at home, as he's practically bedridden now, and also how my brother is doing. I haven't said before on the forum but he's in hospital having had most of his lung removed due to lung cancer. He's had a course of chemo before the operation and will have more chemo once he's recovered from the operation. I don't know what the long term prognosis is.

As Lizzie said, a moving undercurrent of human life, and as my Mum said earlier today, I wish the weather was better so I could go outside for some gardening therapy. Sometimes its hard to stay positive, but I'm giving it my best shot.

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