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    • Breast Cancer Survivor
    • By Breast Cancer Survivor 12th Apr 14, 5:06 PM
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    Breast Cancer Survivor
    The new thoughts of the day thread
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    • 12th Apr 14, 5:06 PM
    The new thoughts of the day thread 12th Apr 14 at 5:06 PM
    I thought i'd start a new fresh thread seeing as the old one was quite long & was started in January 2013. Hopefully this one will be a bit more lively.

    Anyway my thought for the day is why are teenage girls more selfish than teenage boys (imo)? I swear Meg has caused me so much hassle compared to either of my boys & seems to think the world revolves around her.

    I've been to Milton Keynes shopping today & omg it was so busy, i'm so glad I live in a small town as we don't get traffic jams.

    I hope everyone is well & having a lovely weekend.
    I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 20th Aug 17, 7:27 AM
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    My thought for the day is when you hear Ed Sheering and others on the radio and then something like Benny and the Jets comes on you realise what great songs Elton John wrote.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 20th Aug 17, 10:23 AM
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    My thought for the day is when you hear Ed Sheering and others on the radio and then something like Benny and the Jets comes on you realise what great songs Elton John wrote.
    Originally posted by colinw
    Ermmmm.....ok

    (Not a fan myself)
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 21st Aug 17, 5:23 PM
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    I did it. I jacked

    Unemployment Retirement here I come
    • hunters
    • By hunters 21st Aug 17, 5:46 PM
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    Well done you!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Aug 17, 6:50 PM
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    I did it. I jacked

    Unemployment Retirement here I come
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Whoopee!


    Good for you!



    How did they take it?



    With regard to the , well, my retirement was sudden and earlier than planned, for various health reasons, and at first I was very disorientated, because I hadn't planned for it.
    So I decided to retrain, but when the retraining was finished, I had grown so used to not being beholden to anyone, that I decided not to start working again.

    Then I went bonkers and filled my time doing all sorts of lovely stuff!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 21-08-2017 at 6:56 PM.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 21st Aug 17, 7:09 PM
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    I did it. I jacked

    Unemployment Retirement here I come
    Originally posted by joansgirl


    Well done, joansgirl!

    You'll love it! .
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 27th Aug 17, 6:23 PM
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    Is it not the definition of insanity, repeating the same behaviour over and over and expecting a different result?
    • Vickimichelle
    • By Vickimichelle 28th Aug 17, 12:59 AM
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    Why do I bother trying to please my family. I'm not important to them & they're never there for me so why can't I cut them out of my life once & for all
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 28th Aug 17, 6:59 AM
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    I was in the cafe at M&S the other day, and was looking around, people-watching, and it struck me that in cafes like that, you might see some men.........
    .....There were some with their partners, and a one or two on their own........
    .......But what struck me was that there wasn't a couple of men sitting together and chatting over a cup of something or a snack.

    Loads of couples of women sitting chatting, but no men doing similar.

    Interesting, that.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 28th Aug 17, 8:38 AM
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    I was in the cafe at M&S the other day, and was looking around, people-watching, and it struck me that in cafes like that, you might see some men.........
    .....There were some with their partners, and a one or two on their own........
    .......But what struck me was that there wasn't a couple of men sitting together and chatting over a cup of something or a snack.

    Loads of couples of women sitting chatting, but no men doing similar.

    Interesting, that.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    That's what the pub's for Pyxis
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 28th Aug 17, 8:39 AM
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    That's what the pub's for Pyxis
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Well, I thought of that, but there is no pub in or near this particular shopping centre.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 28th Aug 17, 8:41 AM
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    Well, I thought of that, but there is no pub in or near this particular shopping centre.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Oh well, they're all just miserable gets then
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 28th Aug 17, 9:01 AM
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    I'm wondering why bank holidays are boring now I've retired.

    We hope to have a walk, but there's a big cloud stationed overhead at the moment.
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    • thoragunnr
    • By thoragunnr 30th Aug 17, 9:35 PM
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    Why do we call chicken as in the meat "chicken" but we don't all beef , Cow or pork, pig?

    ^ That thought came to me randomly in work
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 30th Aug 17, 9:55 PM
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    Why do we call chicken as in the meat "chicken" but we don't all beef , Cow or pork, pig?

    ^ That thought came to me randomly in work
    Originally posted by thoragunnr
    Chickens are different from hens and cockerels, though.

    Chickens, etymologically-speaking, are young fowl, whereas hens and cockerels reach maturity.

    So the ones you eat are the younger ones, usually. Chicken derives from the old English word.
    Pullet, which is also a young hen, comes from the Norman French.
    (I can only assume that the Old English word retained its dominance due to hens and chickens being in much closer contact to most of the common people....in and out of their houses and huts etc. They weren't just farm animals).

    And that's the thing. Beef and pork derive from the Norman French. The gentry, with their etiquette, used boeuf and porc when referring to the animals they ate, and this became the refined way of referring to those meats which only the gentry could afford.
    The same was true of mutton, which derived from mouton, the French for sheep.
    (Interestingly, though, lamb is an Old English word. Presumably they didn't eat the young animals.....mutton is said to have more flavour).

    English consists of layers of vocabulary with different refinements and nuances of meaning, depending on whether they derived from Old English, Latin or Norman French.
    It's very interesting!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 30-08-2017 at 10:20 PM.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 6th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
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    I am wondering.....how come I have a wet bum?

    The bum of my jeans is damp, as is the bottom bit of the long cardi I was wearing. And me car seat. But no leaks anywhere, didn't put anything on me seat that was wet. Haven't sat in anything wet that I am aware of. It's a mystery
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 6th Sep 17, 2:15 PM
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    I am wondering.....how come I have a wet bum?

    The bum of my jeans is damp, as is the bottom bit of the long cardi I was wearing. And me car seat. But no leaks anywhere, didn't put anything on me seat that was wet. Haven't sat in anything wet that I am aware of. It's a mystery
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Maybe hole in roof
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Sep 17, 2:40 PM
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    I am wondering.....how come I have a wet bum?

    The bum of my jeans is damp, as is the bottom bit of the long cardi I was wearing. And me car seat. But no leaks anywhere, didn't put anything on me seat that was wet. Haven't sat in anything wet that I am aware of. It's a mystery
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Perhaps it was you that leaked?



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Sep 17, 12:13 PM
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    .

    Eerie Ely is quite hard to say.



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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Sep 17, 5:25 PM
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    Oh, I'm soooo glad DS and family moved from Florida!

    Thinking about all our friends there.
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

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