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Posted: 28/11/2015 at 17:46

P'S. Ww, I forgot to mention that I put a lot of pressure on myself, to be the perfect driver on test day but they don't expect perfection,  just controlled and safe driving. I have every faith you are such already. Experience is key 


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 17:42

Pdoc, is that the Chinese school of English grammar?  I've heard they are par excellence!  


chicky wrote (see)

So pleased your Mum is settled Liri - but sorry about your mammoth journey.  At least on a train you can take a good book with you to pass the time.


Dito what Chickerell wrote 


chicky wrote (see)

Think we are off on a family shopping outing - Mr C seems to have conjured up a Christmas list. But most of it involves hammers, saws and other woodworking stuff which I am bound to get wrong if left to my own devices.

See you laters


I wish I had that luxury Chicky!  My advice come hot from the earpiece of my phone. OH still unable to travel -so watch you don't over do it, Mr Chicky 

Last week I went with a list of switches and had to ask for help to which the response was, *he can come and find them himself *

*he's disabled! * I objected  (which is a lie, he's incapacitated, but I found the comment disrespectful 

WW, do try the long drive or try to be patient. I truly believe I was rubbish until I took my first mock and realised I wasn't so bad 




Posted: 27/11/2015 at 19:09

Evening all,

Great news Pdoc! 

Terrible news KEF 

Stick with it WW!  

I really wouldn't be without my car now!  Even used the petrol pump today, first time I've had to fill her up since summer . Took a trip to the new John Lewis store in my town, (using the big scary roundabout ) only bought latte cups and spoons. Went to Sainsburys afterwards for a small trolley that cost me  £70! How much?

I only bought a few bits to tide us over  and a woolly pompom hat for my chilly early starts at the weekends. toasty head tomorrow morning 


Got my bulbs in this morning too . Everything done in the garden now 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:56

Evening y'all 

Firstly,  Pdoc, you must know the best and worst of Thyroid Cancer, I won't presume to offer more than the excellent support others have voiced. Please just pop in and read back when you care to, it's the chat that often lifts my own spirits 

As small consolation  to the lost bracelet, I had thought my earphones ruined when I got ready for gym last week, had to resign myself to continuing with one ear, I know it's no where near as significant but my missing ear piece turned up this week after pulling on a fresh towel.stay alert to sleeves, coats, gloves etc, you never know 

Fairygirl wrote (see)

Morning and afternoon lovely people 

Don't want to be political, but that sneering little weasel of a man's standing on a building site and I've just had my porridge. Hope it stays down 

Is the end in sight now W'song?  


Yes Fairy! Yes! Whole of back and side wall done barring under cooker  and washing machine which are free standing. I am chuffed to be honest, although it's taken time, it's pretty special, to me anyway  (the world's worst critic )

As a small reward, hubby bought an espresso coffee machine  which is just too ridiculously nice 

So appliances are going back, details to attend to but light at the end of the tunnel 

I already hinted at a spa day when this is all over  (still have to lay the floor )

Off to find food, cooker still waiting for a sparky to bother showing up 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 06:28

The threat from bushfire must be a constant worry Pat  sounds like your hubby does good work for the community 

I know your pain with the constant watering in hot weather, my garden turns into a dust bowl no matter the loam I make or mulching I do  the only up side for me is that it's delightful to spend the time watering at end of the day 


Posted: 26/11/2015 at 05:12

Morning all, even beat Pat this morning 


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 21:48
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

I find this thread to be very difficult to follow sometimes, I work and don't have the time to read back. I often chose not to comment as I feel like it is better to stay out of the way rather than just comment randomly.


I think its okay to just mention your own day, randomly or at least I hope so since it's pretty much what I do . I always read back but can't remember 

Nothing to report here that you haven't heard from me before, except to say, I'm winning 



Posted: 24/11/2015 at 15:47

P.S congratulations on your new baby girl Potty Pam! She is so adorable  and think how smart she will be with that parentage! 

Have lots of fun training her for the next few months, I loved teaching Flynn and he loved all the nibbles of food he got 


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 15:42
Dovefromabove wrote (see)



We checked the fuse... It needed a new power unit

I need a new power unit, it's rough hands and builder's hair again . Getting there now though although the lectrician is definitely booked as there's a loose earth in the cooker switch . Luckily, we haz microwave dinners, plenty to go round if anybody fancies a day off from cooking? 

Take care everyone, oh and remind me to plant my bulbs after spin class in the morning?  


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 19:05

Great news Runny, the miracle of the human body to mend itself  (with a little help from stitches and pain killers)

Evening all, chilly start this morning, first time I've driven on a frosty morning. No heated seats but my blower was volcanic, phew

Came straight Home after my gym class to do tiling but didn't get any done as first hubby needed to change two wall socket and switch but the box inside the wall was really deep which meant the screws were too short and three hrs later there wasn't enough light to start tiling since I've got two sockets to do on that wall 

Pain in the backside to say the least and I had a moan at hubby for not getting a guy in for this since three hours of tensing his muscles and bending awkward is not funny for someone who suffers from CFS 

Oh well, longer screws ordered, tiling tomorrow all day should help me catch up 

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