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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat!
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    • 18th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
    The Garden Fence - proper Old Style support and chat! 18th Jul 17 at 8:29 PM
    As threads are going walkabout I thought I would start the next stage of this off - I will try and do the links later!
    OS Weight Loss 1/10
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    • thriftmonster
    • By thriftmonster 5th Sep 17, 1:52 PM
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    Well done, Fuddle for being so strong (and calm)

    Ivyleaf - I have some real classic ones of hers including one with a breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner menu for every day of the year. It's amazing to see how seasonal her stuff is. Plus there's a great chapter on dieting 1930s style which appears bang up to date now - limiting carbs etc
    I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to somebody else's ignorance. - Bell Hooks

    Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not - Pablo Picasso
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 5th Sep 17, 3:38 PM
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    Low carb dieting even pre-dates Elizabeth Craig. It was discovered by an ear, nose and throat specialist in the mid-19th century. He devised the diet and offered it to William Banting, a carpenter and undertaker who was very overweight and had tried every remedy on offer at the time with no results whatsoever. It was so successful that in 1863 he wrote a booklet on the diet and distributed it. It was so popular, and successful, that from then until the early 20th century dieting was known as Banting.

    I bet you're sorry you mentioned it.

    Fuddle, well done you. I think you will not be able to leave it to the surgery to inform you of developments. You will probably have to wait 2 weeks and then take matters into your own hands and ring them, and ring them, and ring them until you get a satisfactory outcome.
    I agree with whoever said that doctor's surgeries are hotbeds of infection. I avoid them as much as possible.
    I hope dd2 has a better time at school this year.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 5th Sep 17, 5:35 PM
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    Fuddle my flu jab reminder email came into my inbox on 1 September from my gp - i had the pneummo one a couple of years ago with my flu jab as I have asthma. Just out of curiosity what is your local CCG view on pneummo jabs?
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 5th Sep 17, 6:59 PM
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    Keep hounding them fuddle, we'll have a party when you actually get the jab!

    Definitely a change in the weather here although we've hardly had any summer at all. I was cozy enough in bed last night but was cold when I got up and it was so dark!

    We've been back at school for 3 weeks already and it's nice to be all settled in when English schools are just getting organised for their new school year.

    I love my little Be-Ro book, I think I bought it from the advert on the flour bags, would this be right? I have a very old 'Complete Home Cookery Book' that was my Mums although I'm not sure where she got it from as it has 'Miss Matthews, Jan 21st 1938' written in the front, not sure who Miss Matthews was. Some of the recipes are really interesting but not so suited to today's living!
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 5th Sep 17, 9:28 PM
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    I'm really worried about Karcher. She was very low when she last posted and has been quiet as far as I can tell since then.
    I wouldn't want her to feel hounded, sometimes the only way you can carry on is to retreat into your shell, but if anyone knows , through any medium, how she is could they please let us know that she is OKish.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • pollyanna 26
    • By pollyanna 26 5th Sep 17, 9:54 PM
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    Monna I've been wondering about her too . Sometimes a bit of a step back happens after feeling so upset and time is needed to process thoughts . On the threads many we'll never meet do become a friend online and we care and worry along with sharing the ups downs and at times hilarious times .
    There are many I hold in my thoughts WCS , McC and Ginny are just a few of them . Meanwhile she will come back if she wants to . We all have breaks in posting for various reasons .
    Which reminds me where is Mar hiding , I worry when she's a wee bit quiet it often precedes strange activity so lock up anything in any way edible even the hens , garden birds etc .
    polly x
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 5th Sep 17, 10:34 PM
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    I often wonder how old friends are doing as well. But I know life gets in the way, and I know when I get tired I can't be bothered to talk on here - I still listen though.
    We can light a candle and send thoughts out to all missing friends, send loving healing vibes. They will still get them whether they know we're sending or not.
    I will have you know Miss Pollyanna that I would never eat garden birds! The very thought!!
    .................and they take so very long to do, takes about 14 to a slice of toast.. quicker just slapping some jam on it.
    • burtha
    • By burtha 5th Sep 17, 11:11 PM
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    Hi
    Fuddle I would ring up weekly to see when they have it back in stock ....

    Kids back to school today , so far so good ....
    Ex called around to 2 mins tonight ... kids made other plans for last night so didn't see him...
    He then call in on dgc k... he has seen her twice since the split .... he lasted 5 mins there as well ... dd said his coments about the kids tonight were " the kids were busy talking to there friends online , so didn't really want to talk to him "
    Wonder if the penny will drop soon ....
    And he may call in at the end of the week ......pillick

    Dd didn't get the results they wanted at the hospital , not good news , so more tests on them now and depending on results will / could impact on all of us... 4 week wait ...

    Wish someone would give us a break ,this year's rubbish...

    so up till then I keep running, ... running through the woods is therapy in itself, 4 miles yesterday and today ...
    Ran tonight then ended up with dgc here ....daddy decided to knock a wall down in the house , so a bit messy ... she loved it .... looked like she had been up the chimney ....
    So bathed and returned , after hot milk and biscuits ..and lots of nursery rhymes ...

    x
    • elona
    • By elona 6th Sep 17, 12:09 AM
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    burtha

    He "may call in!" " for a couple of minutes!"

    What is he -Royalty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    Is he completely stupid? Or just oblivious?
    "This site is addictive!"
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    • burtha
    • By burtha 6th Sep 17, 12:18 AM
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    Think he's just packed us all up and moved on ... very odd , but his loss ... cold but silly thing to do , I don't even need to give him a shovel to digg his own grave ...he's doing a fine job all by himself .
    Hey ho ....
    X
    • elona
    • By elona 6th Sep 17, 12:39 AM
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    I have heard the phrase of "give someone enough rope"
    but this guy is beyond that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    More like "when you are in a hole stop shovelling!"

    This one is hiring his own digger!
    "This site is addictive!"
    Wooligan 2 squares for smoky - 3 squares for HTA
    Preemie hats - 2.
    • burtha
    • By burtha 6th Sep 17, 2:00 AM
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    Just plan on keeping going ... he is almost on a parallel world to all of us .
    Easy life with new gf , she has money .... time ... can run after him
    Unfortunately if I ask him anything he just looks shifty ... can lie to my face then walk away .... don't know where the man I married is , this is so not him ...
    But past the point of care now , let him do whatever , it may financially hurt us but otherwise we will be OK .
    He won't be OK , .give it 6 mth , a year , whatever
    His world will fall apart
    kids are getting stronger , my head is now in place ,know what needs done and can't stop till I get there , lot of downs to come but more ups to look forward to , can hold this together as a family .
    X
    • FairyPrincessk
    • By FairyPrincessk 6th Sep 17, 6:53 AM
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    Morning all,

    Monna I wondered about Karcher but as I often pull my own disappearing acts decided she must be busy. If she does read we're thinking of you.

    Burtha, it sounds like the kids have caught on. I hope things smooth out with your DD's tests soon. Sounds like the DGC was a delight. You're doing fabulous. I don't think you're really mourning your ex, you're mourning the man you thought you married and that is hard, but when people show you who they are I find it is best to believe them.

    Ivy, I've been known to make the bed around her. Make everything but leave the duvet rumpled where she is sleeping. However, I've found if I get the hair dryer out she evacuates sharpish so I don't have to risk her ire. She really is spoiled rotten.

    OH's first day back with pupils. He is giving a big assembly today so was looking especially smart. Maggie the Cat decided today was ripe for brushing up against his trousers so he ate his breakfast while dodging her.

    I'm in work for some training, but only a partial day so will try to get a bit done at home before I go in. At the gym tonight w. OH after tea. Burrito bowls for tea tonight. Last night was mac and cheese, the leftovers are in my food flask for a test run.

    Hugs to all who need them, and a quiet cup of tea watching the last of the sunrise for anyone who wants to join me.x
    • burtha
    • By burtha 6th Sep 17, 7:17 AM
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    Sun rise a bit misty here , but coffee good .
    Washing hung out so fingers crossed it stays dry
    X
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 6th Sep 17, 8:01 AM
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    DH got a winner at the races! It paid for dinner at a lovely greek restaurant Not luck on the horses for me but I did find a last minute offer of 241 entry so I reckon that was a win, too!


    We enjoyed meeting up with BiL, too.

    This evening we are entertaining our lovely friends. They are leaving their respective workplaces as early as poss and driving up to arrive about 5.15. I have, ahem, bought a readymade main meal (well we are on holiday!) which will be served with baked spuds and a nice salad. but I am going to make a blueberry tart for dessert. A mini cheeseboard and fancy biscuits with coffee will round it all off.

    Right, morning cuppa has been supped, must get ready for the day ahead. 'laters
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 6th Sep 17, 9:48 AM
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    Blueberry tart sounds lovely MMF Well done to your OH on the race win! Mine had a win on the Euromillions last week.....£3.96

    Thinking of you karcher - perhaps you're reading along.

    ((HUGS)) to burtha and everyone else who needs some.

    Quite sleepy atm due to meds - yesterday I went for a nap and slept for 3 hours, and still slept last night. I hope the side effects wear off soon!
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 6th Sep 17, 12:32 PM
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    I'm in shock. I bought the RV 2 packs of knickers in M&S yesterday, Didn't see a price anywhere near them but thought maybe £10 each (packs of 4). Utterly stunned at the till when the lady said "£36 please" !!!!
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 6th Sep 17, 1:05 PM
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    £36, noooooooooo! Let's hope they last or it'll be commando style from now on for RV!
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 6th Sep 17, 1:08 PM
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    mar The RV must be wearing them a long time for you not to have paid a lot more. I have been paying £40+ for one pack for the last 5 years. There is usually only 3 pairs or even two. If DS wore the designer brands they cost over £50 for one pair.

    They do not last very long either he is lucky to have a pair last a year.

    DS was definitely a child in primary school the last time I paid as little as £10 for a pack of underpants.
    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 6th Sep 17, 1:13 PM
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    Sainsbugs had them last year for £8 odd nm and M&Co have them now for £12. Wish I'd got. them there instead lol. It's his birthday on Fri so I told him them knickers are yer pressie.
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