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Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:23

Morning all 

Better night for Flynn who had just the one poop under the bed 

Meeting a friend for lunch today, my oldest friend from school, then it's small bits of fresh from SM 


Posted: 22/12/2015 at 22:09

 Nearly time 

Flynn has had diarrhoea for the last day, poor fella is bright apart from that but we've had a disturbed night. OH needs sleep to get over the dreadful cold he has and the upstairs toilet has stopped flushing so its looking like a shitty Christmas one way or another 


Posted: 21/12/2015 at 21:02

I love Christmas. 

It's not how much you spend but what you make it. Our's will be quiet this year, as most years since the two oldest boys went to uni and never came back home to live. We still have the youngest who will be eighteen next year, and each other of course. It's not the same when children are older but I still enjoy making the day special. Every year I slave over the hot stove from dawn till dusk, miss the beginning of the Christmas day film because i'm washing up, make far too much supper that nobody wants and wonder what all the fuss is about by the end of the day 

This year we're having Duck with cranberry and bramley apple pork stuffing, roasted vegetables, glazed sprouts with bacon, rare breed cocktail sausages with honey smoked bacon, broccoli florets and petit pois with lashings of real stock chicken gravy with white wine, 

The starter will be breaded garlic mushrooms with four cheese sauce and the pud is a Heritage raspberry Panna Cotta. They'll be a cheese board selection and various coffee choices from our new machine...All is gluten free except the mushroom starter and nothing needs preparation or extensive cooking 

I visited the SM today and got the lot already prepared, no fuss, no slaving, no marathon washing up session  I'm happy, just got a wee bit of stocking fillers to find in town tomorrow and it's time to enjoy. 




Posted: 20/12/2015 at 20:08

I've got hellebores, geums and echinops flowering with clematis and honeysuckle breaking buds 

Evening all, need to catch up on this thread after my weekend shifts. Weird at work. ..lots of touchy feely stuff at the moment not in an inappropriate way but just a sense of emotional sharing, if that makes sense?

...This morning I had a conversation with a female superior in which I was honest about what I saw happening between her and another member of staff and she totally opened up, put complete trust in me and I ended up giving her my number for anytime she just needed to talk.

I usually keep a very small social circle since I am too easily let down/get hurt, get everything I need friendship-wise from my OH and don't mind my own company but with last week's co-worker's hug and the support I'm giving to another dear soul who has found herself homeless over the last few weeks while at uni...well I suddenly feel as though I have friends 

Flynn is completely find so I think the bone stealing issue has resolved itself naturally, thank goodness 

I'm extremely busy this coming week  (as I'm sure you all are too ) since I must help OH complete a very important deadline for the end of December, luckily it will get me employed in the new year as his assistant, with a very nice wage too although it will be irregular contracts so I'll stay baking 

Off to read back what's been happening here,  hope all are safe, warm and with loved ones tonight 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 12:19

Go for it fidget!  I love my new kitchen 

But I lied!  I'm a liar  changed my mind about staying in bed and went shopping instead. I'm back already so it was successful.  All presents bought now,  just need to wrap them this afternoon, then a spot of D.I.Y will leave me a whole day free tomorrow but then I have to work to help OH meet some deadlines and avoid a grumpy Christmas 

Can't have a grumpy Christmas 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:51

 So that's more hours unpaid,  a bigger mortgage and less money in the pocket then? 

Only joking (I'm a Marxist at heart) congratulations to hosta's daughter 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:27

Same as what Clari said, bushman 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 08:16

Morning all 

I'm staying exactly where Clari is this morning. ..not the same bed ofc 

Hosta, you'll get there with the hostas  I was only thinking this morning about not having to start on the garden until March  maybe I can last that long. Last year I was heaving stuff around in January but it's mostly done this year 

Hope you get your heating sorted jo, that's really rough on you and family 


Posted: 16/12/2015 at 19:17

Check your settings David K, it could have real time scanning activated since a reset /repair 


Posted: 16/12/2015 at 19:13

Evening all

Clari, I did my hallway recently and the idea of stripping off wallpaper from that tall bit ended very quickly with the idea of having to tug the wallpaper at the top of the ladder  

We opted for painting over the wallpaper with a roller on a long pole. In our defence, it looks great and it's not chip paper 

LP, so glad your back has the chance to recover from what others are writing, sorry I missed your post 

Went into town today to get my new phone unlocked, it's lovely but need to learn how to use it. Also bought two jumpers by Julian Mcdonald who isn't my usual designer of choice but they were perfect for my style. Not worried about paying full price one week before the sales because I never find my size in the sales and I used to buy anything in a sale rather than exactly what I was looking for. I've stopped buying in the sales these days unless it's plants 

I might look at Christmas trees when they reduce them, ours is over twenty years old and looks lovely now it's decorated, but is showing it's age 

Had a bit of a scare last night after Flynn stole a chicken bone off my plate. Had a restless night waiting for him to sick it up which he didn't do and seemed fine and perky all day but we took him to vets anyway to feel his tummy. She couldn't feel anything and since he's not unhappy, it's a question of wait and see. Ex-rays are the next step if he gets poorly at £250, I wonder that Mr Supervet should be renamed Mr richvet 

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