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Posted: 30/11/2015 at 17:33

Clari, be careful here, seems like it's not the only occasion you have reiterated this situation  me thinks your boss takes advantage 

Evening all, long day of tiling here, only have small gaps to fill now. ..then the floor is going down at last. House is full to brim of new stuff arriving. Today was large picture frames (finishing touches for hallway), and Christmas presents. Tomorrow stair carpet and  brass rods plus hanging pan rack and glass shelves for kitchen. It's so tiny I need alI the space I can get!

On a good note, son is coming to help with wall painting and finally got and electrician coming on Friday to hang two new lights and fix my cooker socket. 

Also, convinced OH to have a shed fitted in the spring for all his wood sniffing antics. He used to build exquisite doll's houses when he was younger, now he wants to build ships. I'm giving up part of my border, which I really don't mind, I want this for him as he always buys things for others and not himself. That's his main Christmas pressie sorted too, result 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 06:01

No problem Pat,  the heat will do that to you, stay hydrated!


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 05:25

Good morning Pat and lurkers 

Haven't read back since LP "so back pain. Get well soon LP, what a terrible time you're having 

Need coffee,  hope everyone plus OHs and pets are content. Watched Supervet last night,  new series. What an amazing, caring  soul he is 


Posted: 29/11/2015 at 04:55

Morning Yvie 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 18:12

Yesterday I planted two bags of Alliums in the borders and six bags of Tulips in pots, finally!

Two smaller pots with 10 purple each and two big pots with 20 orange each. Might have odd numbered tulips in the big pots though as I was surprised I had thirty something for the second pot 

Oh well, done now 


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 18:02


Topbird wrote (see)

We're having a week away (Yorkshire - nowhere warm and exotic like some people!) in the middle of December and have just invited my in-laws for Christmas (will be staying 3 days). That means that when I come back from holiday I have just 2 days to get the house clean, welcoming and Christmassy and sort out the food with all the hassle of the crowds.


Best get started then.... SYL 


I know your pain Top bird! 

I haven't even started on Christmas, rooms are still half decorated and OH offered to host a conference meeting with his American work colleagues and boss! A few days before Christmas 

I'm working flat out to remove semblance of building site in time 



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 

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