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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!
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 15th Sep 17, 8:19 AM
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    Ho ho Polly.

    My karchers candle is pale pink and called "pretty petals," or some such ridiculous name. It smells nice though, a bit like baby powder.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 15th Sep 17, 9:32 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    Camelot
    How lovely that your DS is visiting! Have a lovely weekend.

    burtha
    ((HUGS)), I hope the headache eases.

    nursemaggie That soap sounds gorgeous. So sorry to hear about your frustrating trip yesterday

    CRANKY I expect you're stiff and achy today, so try to take things gently x
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 15th Sep 17, 6:35 PM
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    nursemaggie, God certainly does move in a mysterious way. Thank goodness the cancer was discovered in time.

    burtha, stringent budgets are liveable with. Betrayal and abandonment are not.

    you can have a share in karchers candle, I'll pray that your house doesn't take too long to sell. At least then you will know where you are and what you have to manage with.

    I've had a lovely day with an old friend from the mainland. Lots of chat, too much food and a lot of laughter, particularly when, appropos of something else, she suddenly said, "Of course, my back hasnt been the same since I tried to get my leg over a cockeril."
    That stopped me in my tracks and when she realised what she'd said a look of horror plastered itself on to her face. Cue two old ladies ricocheting around the pavement, screeching with unseemly mirth and mopping their streaming eyes.

    It turned out that the cockeril in question was on a roundabout at the fair and she was taking her little granddaughter for a ride on it.

    I love my life sometimes.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Hard Up Hester
    • By Hard Up Hester 15th Sep 17, 8:23 PM
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    No candles here I'm afraid, I won't use them as I don't think they would be safe in a wood lined boat, but I will be thinking of those in need of support.

    I had a message yesterday to let me know that a friend had been for her 20 week scan only to be told her baby has Edwards Syndrome, it is unsurvivable. So sad, she had a miscarriage last year.
    Chin up, Titus out.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 15th Sep 17, 8:34 PM
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    So sorry for your friend Hester
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 15th Sep 17, 9:37 PM
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    No candles here I'm afraid, I won't use them as I don't think they would be safe in a wood lined boat, but I will be thinking of those in need of support.

    I had a message yesterday to let me know that a friend had been for her 20 week scan only to be told her baby has Edwards Syndrome, it is unsurvivable. So sad, she had a miscarriage last year.
    Originally posted by Hard Up Hester
    How sad - my thoughts are with them all x
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!


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    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 16th Sep 17, 9:34 AM
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    Oh Hester, how very sad

    monnagran I'm glad you had a lovely time with your friend. about the cockerel!

    Thinking of everyone here who's going through difficult times (((HUGS)))
    • burtha
    • By burtha 16th Sep 17, 2:36 PM
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    burtha
    Hester ,thoughts go to your friend ... dd lost baby few months ago ,the test came back with Edwards syndrome plus some other stuff ... just waiting now for genitic results before we find out if they can try again and who else this could effect , as all my kids could carry it ... awful.

    Yesterday started odd , got worse ,then thankfully got better ... Long day though... but managed to get a run in , 5 mile and quite quick , so getting better lol ... but did enjoy it ,even though I got soaked half way through ....

    Feel like I have done nothing today, just waiting now to collect kids from cinema.... just put the fire on because it's freezing in here .

    Always have candles on , favourite at the minute is chocolate orange ....
    Hugs xx
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 16th Sep 17, 4:20 PM
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    burtha if you feel you have done nothing I hope that means you have had a rest but somehow I don't think you have. You seem to expect to get a weeks work done while you go for a run.

    We are all prone to expect ourselves to do a weeks work per hour when we would never expect anyone else to do it. You need to get some rest.

    We have just been to see a house. Estate Agents description, "Forma pub converted beautifully by a high end developer. Spacious three bedroom house with the very latest luxury fittings." (this is the house I described as having underfloor lighting) The 12 photos showed three views of each room as if you were seeing a whole wall but in truth only one foot magnified by 10, it showed the same double cupboard 3 times there was only the one. The units were tacky, and filthy dirty, a little cupboard off the kitchen not even big enough to call a pantry just held a tiny washing machine and they had the cheek to call it a utility room. I think it could have been an outside toilet at some time, or possibly a coal house for only one or two bags of coal.

    There was a bricked up door that looked like the back door may have been there until recently. The so called double bedrooms may have just fitted a double bedroom for each, they would have had to be divans because you would have to get in from the bottom. The sheets would have to stay on for life as you could only make up the beds before you brought them in.

    There was only this very tiny kitchen at the back and a tiny living room downstairs. You could not get in through the front door and you had to go in through a very narrow glass door that did not look like it would pass building inspectors regulations at all. The whole thing was smaller than the two up two down we lived in before we came here.

    If it was ever a pub there was only room for a tiny bar, the landlord and one drinker.

    Burtha if I had a chocolate orange candle I would be wanting a chocolate orange all the time.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 16th Sep 17, 5:36 PM
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    Oh nursemaggie, there is no accounting for the childish optimism of estate agents! I would really love to know exactly how they get the pictures that they do. As for their descriptions of these des res properties....................
    Even when you learn to read between the lines they still leave you speechless.
    Better luck next time.

    burtha: I hope you enjoyed your few minutes alone with your fire and chocolate orange candle. Just one of those good moment dots that will eventually join up with the other dots to make a lovely picture.

    That goes for you too karcher. Little patches of comfort that will grow and make life worth living again.

    So sorry for your friend Hester, it's a terrible thing to happen and so hard to come back from.

    I had a lovely walk in the sun today but am now wrapped in a duvet with a cup of tea and some mindless TV. I do love living on my own. Never thought I'd be saying that.

    x
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 16th Sep 17, 6:14 PM
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    It's good on your own eh monna? If I want to lay on the sofa and watch tv I do, no-one here to make me feel guilty!

    Summer is in the bin - all pots and baskets emptied, a couple of winter pots planted up, I need something at the front door to look cheerful. I've also bought some winter veggies for the allotment, maybe plant them tomorrow.

    DS2 is over from the NL for the weekend, he's gone to Edinburgh for the afternoon/evening to see friends. There aren't any trains out this way this weekend so I'm sure I'll get a phone call later to pick him up.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 16th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
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    monna I was not surprised, I told DS he had fallen for a space age kitchen that would not be up to it. He still wants it but I would not pay £600 a month for a house half the size of the average 2 up 2 down.

    By the way the underfloor lighting, under the base units? Who prepares meals on the kitchen floor with their feet? Why would you want to light the kitchen floor?

    Got so carried away with the thought of a chocolate orange I forgot to say the whole place smelled like a tarts Boudoir!!! Now come on everybody start singing bread. I think that is what she used to say about cheap perfume.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 16th Sep 17, 8:03 PM
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    Crumbs nursemaggie, what do you think the cheap smells were masking? The floor level lighting is obviously in case you come in drunk, fall over and can't get up, at least you'll have enough light to read or reapply your lipstick. These kitchen planners think of everything.
    I believe that friends are quiet angels
    Who lift us to our feet when our wings
    Have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • burtha
    • By burtha 16th Sep 17, 10:53 PM
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    burtha
    The house sounds wonderful nm ....not ... never understand why anyone would want lights in the kitchen at that hight .... just odd
    Your right about my quiet day ... before 2 30 I had driven 30 miles dropping kids off , walked/ cleaned 5 dogs , 2 loads of washing , and spoke to the 3mw ....
    Then repeated some of that at 5 lol .... collected kids , food shopping,walked dogs ,tea,.....opened a bottle of wine ,then call from ds asking for a lift to hospital ... just back thankfully all ok ...
    So maybe not quiet by most people's but at least I didn't have to fit work in the middle of it today
    So now having a glass of wine ...
    Football in the morning , so will run before it starts .... then ds homework is taking pictures of fish ! ... really .... art .... guess we're going to a sea life centre unless I find anywhere closer ....
    Xx
    • greenbee
    • By greenbee 16th Sep 17, 11:16 PM
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    Supermarket fish counter burtha.
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 16th Sep 17, 11:58 PM
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    burtha Fish for sale in tanks in one of those big Pet shops. garden centers sell fish too. Just don't come home with any more animals.

    Been having a good look on my own at houses. Found a good one just round the corner from here would still have the same cheeky kids, "close to schools, shoos, and other amenities." Perhaps that one is for Emelda Marcos.

    I knew as soon as we saw that house it was way over priced. It's only £600 said the estate agent. Average price within half a mile of the house is £450 a month for bigger properties.

    I found a nice 3 bed semi for less than £500 with a nice garden and a garage for the bikes he will acquire. He's bound to have at least two by Christmas next year.

    DS was feeling right down this afternoon because of the noise all around us. We had night club level music and stamping feet of children at
    4 A.M. Yes 4 in the morning.

    DS used to do free running, for those who don't know what it is it's running around over roof tops and jumping from one roof to another. We used to get calls to pick him up from A & E regularly. He even moved to Sussex on crutches.
    • burtha
    • By burtha 17th Sep 17, 12:11 AM
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    Would sooooo like to do the supermarket one
    Yes , may do that nm .... but definitely not coming back with anything ....fish give me the creeps .... horrible things with big eyes ..... and what use are they .... I'd look silly taking them for a walk , no conversation skills , no good in a break in.......
    only plus side in no hair
    x
    • burtha
    • By burtha 17th Sep 17, 12:15 AM
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    And free running looks fab .... but think my kids would probably not be impressed if I started that
    Always wanted to do a parachute jump ... any be in a few years .....
    Think next challenge is a mud run ...
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 17th Sep 17, 8:52 AM
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    NM - your description of the apartment compared to the EA's view made me think of the one I went to see - A detached residence with plenty of character turned out to be a railway carriage up on bricks!!
    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
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 17th Sep 17, 9:34 AM
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    Or the house "full of rural charm," that a friend was astonished to find next to a sewage treatment plant. Or the one I saw a couple of months ago " overlooking a lake" but neglecting to mention that it was in the middle of a derelict industrial site.

    I understand the gloss that advertisers use to sell their wares, but really!

    On the other hand it makes for a good story when you have got over the irritation.

    I'm sure that I have told before about the couple, who after failing to sell their house through estate agents,decided to do it themselves.
    They took out a large space in the local paper and headed it, "DO NOT BUY THIS AWFUL HOUSE," and proceeded to enumerate all the things wrong with it.
    Within a week it was sold, signed, sealed and settled.
    Honesty really can be the best policy.
    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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