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    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Jul 17, 6:36 PM
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    mardatha
    I have alpine strawbs growing madly all over the front garden and this year they are huge and very sweet.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 8th Jul 17, 7:10 PM
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    How lovely mar! it sounds as if the grim weather must suit them?
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Jul 17, 7:50 PM
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    Yep, must be Scots strawbs
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 9th Jul 17, 6:55 AM
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    So just to give you all a laugh to start the day, I have allowed my beard to grow for a couple of days as I want to epilate it instead of shaving on a daily basis!
    Ow, ow ow, burger it, it hurts!
    I may go back to shaving!!
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • TiredTrophy
    • By TiredTrophy 9th Jul 17, 9:03 AM
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    TiredTrophy
    I got mine threaded yesterday...that was ow as well
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 9th Jul 17, 9:18 AM
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    Hester I think I've read that an epilator discourages regrowth, in which case the ouch factor may well be worth it I remember my DD2 when she still lived at home, doing her underarms and going OWW!

    TiredTrophy Threading it certainly doesn't sound a lot of fun either!
    I think you're both quite brave .
    Last edited by ivyleaf; 09-07-2017 at 9:31 AM.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 9th Jul 17, 9:41 AM
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    Jazee
    I've just ordered a gadget thats supposed to 'sandpaper' away facial hair. Will try to remember to let you know how I get on. At the moment my facial hair is very fine, any strong odd ones get plucked out.

    And I hide from DH when doing this as I don't want him to think I'm turning into a man. Anyone else do this?
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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 9th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
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    I remember once someone posted a pic of her dog caught red-handed, (so to speak ) with a strawberry between its teeth and looking extremely guilty
    I think it was on the Daily thread, years ago.
    Originally posted by ivyleaf
    Lol Bonnie doesn't have an ounce of guilt in her body
    "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"

    (Kabat-Zinn 2004)
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 9th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    I got fed up of suddenly seeing stubble glinting along my top lip, on these sunny days. I bought a travel razor, battery operated, small and really quick to use, er, most mornings! Can't use dipalitory cream 'cos I allergic. Luckily I wear trousers for work so only shave legs once a week unless on hols in sunny climate .
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 9th Jul 17, 10:21 PM
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    Knit Witch
    I got fed up of suddenly seeing stubble glinting along my top lip, on these sunny days. I bought a travel razor, battery operated, small and really quick to use, er, most mornings! Can't use dipalitory cream 'cos I allergic. Luckily I wear trousers for work so only shave legs once a week unless on hols in sunny climate .
    Originally posted by MMF007
    I went to the Beauty place yesterday and had my Lady 'Tache waxed off
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    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 9th Jul 17, 11:27 PM
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    Hollyharvey
    So just to give you all a laugh to start the day, I have allowed my beard to grow for a couple of days as I want to epilate it instead of shaving on a daily basis!
    Ow, ow ow, burger it, it hurts!
    I may go back to shaving!!
    Originally posted by Hard Up Hester

    I have used an epilator on my legs and under arms for a number of years now. I remember the pain being really bad to start with and now it doesn't hurt at all, and there are hardly any hairs growing now.


    I use wax strips on my top lip, but am thinking of using the epilator when I run out of the wax strips to save money, I'm also hopeful that using the epilator will slowly stop the growth.
    • FairyPrincessk
    • By FairyPrincessk 11th Jul 17, 7:10 AM
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    Morning all,

    It has been a whirlwind few days, but I think things will slow day again in a day or so. Not even sure what is for tea tonight, OH is cooking. I'll have to grab a sandwich either in work or on the train for my lunch. Not idea--I don't enjoy pre-made sandwiches and they cost a fortune, but my plan, cold spanikopita from Sunday night's tea with some salad got eaten last night as an emergency tea when we got home later than expected.

    The weather is dull, gray and chilly here, perhaps the sun has finally gone to visit Mar? The BBC has rain predicted for every single hour of the day

    Hugs to all who need them.x
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 11th Jul 17, 9:46 AM
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    It's cloudy here, but not raining yet. I'm just relieved that it's a bit cooler than it has been!

    I was a bit sad on Sunday because my lovely comfy summer shoes had to go in the bin when their soles started disintegrating They were Ecco lace-ups, very soft cream leather, bought in a Sale at the Ecco shop when we were on a short break in Antwerp ten years ago, so they've done very well, but I shall miss them!
    I found some in the Clarks online sale that might do but they are out of stock in my combination of size and width. I expect our local branch will have their sale on too, so I'll go down and have a look later, you never know!

    ETA Welcome to HollyHarvey
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 11th Jul 17, 12:40 PM
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    FPk it's been raining here all morning (comme toujours!) but has just gone off. Bits of blue sky now ...
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 11th Jul 17, 12:52 PM
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    Still raining here has been since late last night.

    Really sick of all the building work going on here. Why does everything no matter what is being done it sound as if it is in my bedroom. I'm slowly going deaf.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 11th Jul 17, 1:49 PM
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    Mardatha - clue to your strawberries maybe that they're Alpine?? When my boys were small we had a bed of them - just the right size for little mouths!
    I was given two small blueberry bushes a couple of years ago - very easy to keep (in tubs) and heavy croppers - where we've had good weather I've been picking them twice a day sometimes!
    NM - at least the building work is going on during the summer so you should be nice and warm for the winter and have lower heating bills. Any chance you could get out for a bit while the work is going on?
    Ivy - hope you find some suitable shoes - comfy ones are like old friends
    Supposed to be rain here today - but apart from a couple of light showers nothing to speak of - my garden is desperate!
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 11th Jul 17, 7:57 PM
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    ivyleaf
    Still raining here has been since late last night.

    Really sick of all the building work going on here. Why does everything no matter what is being done it sound as if it is in my bedroom. I'm slowly going deaf.
    Originally posted by nursemaggie
    Oh poor nursemaggie, I really empathise as I thought I was going to go nuts when the new houses over the road were being built xx
    In one flat we lived in in Germany, each block was joined to the next at some point (like a giant version of link-detached houses) so when anyone anywhere used an electric drill, it sounded as if it was in our flat.

    Silvasava - Thank you i keep wondering how monnagran's doing. Have you heard from her at all?
    Last edited by ivyleaf; 11-07-2017 at 8:00 PM.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 11th Jul 17, 10:00 PM
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    Ivy - I was hoping to go across to see her the middle of last week but it didn't come off as my son couldn't crew for me - he's self employed so work comes first! When I sent her a text she was hoping to be back on line this weekend but obviously it hasn't happened yet. She said she's loving having the house to herself though! I'll send her a message & let her know we miss her!
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 12th Jul 17, 9:02 AM
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    Ivy - I was hoping to go across to see her the middle of last week but it didn't come off as my son couldn't crew for me - he's self employed so work comes first! When I sent her a text she was hoping to be back on line this weekend but obviously it hasn't happened yet. She said she's loving having the house to herself though! I'll send her a message & let her know we miss her!
    Originally posted by silvasava
    Oh bless her, I'm so glad she's enjoying the peace and quiet. It will be lovely when we can have her back
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 12th Jul 17, 10:34 AM
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    Well, Hello there.

    Thank you for thinking of me Ivyleaf. I had everything set up on Saturday but was held up by waiting for my phones to be delivered. Although I missed you all it was strangely restful to be incommunicado.

    I am alone at last! Although the moving process was beyond chaotic and is still going on. I have never known anyone moving without packing first, just bundling things into bin bags as and when needed. However the bulk of stuff has disappeared and it maybe another week or two before it is all completely cleared, but still, there are now tidy patches instead of mountains of detritus. Getting there.

    I have been vastly amused by the hair removing stories. Nice to know that I am not the only one to be thoughtfully stroking my chin in elegant company and finding that I am lovingly stroking an extremely long hair that was almost certainly not there a minute ago.
    As for legs!!! Years ago when I spent 6 weeks with my leg in plaster, I joked with the nurse who was removing it, (plaster, not leg) about deforestation. She remarked that everyone said that. However, when my leg was finally exposed in all its glory, she said in tones of awe and wonder, "My goodness! You could plait that hair, couldn't you?"
    Why on earth I was blessed with thick, luxuriant growth everywhere on my body except my head, I can't say.
    My guardian Angel was obviously not only drunk but dyslexic as well. She didn't have a clue about what was supposed to go where.

    Oh Ivyleaf. Your poor shoes. I know what it's like to spend ages bashing a pair of shoes into (or out of) shape, enjoy the comfort of them for ages and finally have to ditch them. It's worse than parting with an old and treasured friend.

    Well, it rained all day yesterday and doesn't look too good so far this morning. However, (cover your eyes Mar) I find it a relief. I don't do heat very well .

    Now, a whole day to myself. What shall I do? Decisions. Decisions.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
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