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    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 2nd Aug 17, 7:19 AM
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    Diary no 3 - Still MumblingTaff's Ramblings.....
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    • 2nd Aug 17, 7:19 AM
    Diary no 3 - Still MumblingTaff's Ramblings..... 2nd Aug 17 at 7:19 AM
    Hi,
    For those of you that know me and think I've disappeared off the planet again - please don't worry, I haven't!!
    Somehow my original diary thread was mysteriously deleted last Thursday and cannot be reinstated (the forum team have kindly investigated) - they think it's due to users pressing the spam button unnecessarily and then the thread is removed magically.

    Anyway, I'll set up a new diary here and ramble on as usual to myself and anyone else that fancies "listening".
    It's a bit annoying as all of my lists and goals were on my old diary but I suppose I can use it as a good opportunity to make some new ones
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    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 4th Sep 17, 8:01 PM
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    Hurrah for the 2lb, clearly wine and takeaway work
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 4th Sep 17, 8:38 PM
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    Well done on the weightloss, and surviving INSET day 1 with presentations as well! I found out today that I may have to do assembly this year, which scares me somewhat.
    Our kids are back in tomorrow and we hit the ground running. Enjoy day 2.
    NSTSeptember #32 NSD 8/18 RYSAW17 #1 £1313.42 20p Savers #88 £1 a day for Xmas # DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid £28,447
    • louby40
    • By louby40 4th Sep 17, 8:51 PM
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    Happy first day back! We've had Inset too and kids are in tomorrow.

    New headteacher - so it was all very strange. Don't know what I think of him yet - time will tell.

    Glad to be back into a routine and healthier eating.,
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    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 5th Sep 17, 9:03 PM
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    Just back from the Val McDermid book reading - an "evening with" type of event. Really enjoyed it, she's very interesting, clever and witty. I met her afterwards and got a book dedicated to my sister - she'll love it
    Cost me £10 to park but worth it.....

    INSET day 2 was just as busy as day 1 - first meeting at 7.15 and it continued all day - the kids are back in tomorrow so all hell will break loose for a while and then they'll settle again.

    Off to watch Doctor Foster now - the first series was really good, fingers crossed for the second xx
    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 5th Sep 17, 9:05 PM
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    And hello to all the teachers! I didn't realise there was so many of us!
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 6th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
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    I love Val McDermid - I'm quite jealous of you.
    Hope today has gone well for you now the kids are back.
    NSTSeptember #32 NSD 8/18 RYSAW17 #1 £1313.42 20p Savers #88 £1 a day for Xmas # DFD 6 Nov 15 - paid £28,447
    • louby40
    • By louby40 6th Sep 17, 9:35 PM
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    I thought Doctor Foster was rubbish. I really enjoyed the first one but this one just seemed so silly. Don't know if I'll be watching the rest.
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    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 8th Sep 17, 6:43 PM
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    Well I've survived the first week .... Just!
    I'm knackered - my feet hurt, my back aches and I feel like I've run a marathon each day . It's been really busy but the kids have been great on the whole.
    I have absolutely tons to do this weekend work wise and my parents are coming for the day and night on Sunday before flying off on hols early Monday morning leaving their neurotic dog with me for the week.

    I'm popping over to OHs tonight and will probably stay the night - but before going I've just hoovered and dusted the whole house, cleaned the wooden floors and given the kitchen a scrubbing and tidy. Don't want to have to do it in the morning so it's a good job out of the way.
    There's a load of washing on now too so that will dry overnight on the airer, leaving just one to do tomorrow.

    Money wise this week, it's just been work and the book event on Tuesday so not too bad - saw OH last night but we just stayed in so no spends there.
    No big plans this weekend apart from Sunday lunch with my parents but dad will probably pay (usually does).

    Off for a soak in the bath to pep me up a bit.
    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 9th Sep 17, 9:01 AM
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    Morning all. It's absolutely horrible here - pouring with rain and cold, I've just put the heating on for an hour for the first time since about June to take the chill off the house
    Stayed at OHs last night - just watched telly and chatted, we were both shattered.

    Whilst waiting for the rain to ease off for a dog walk I've done the banking online and checked where I'm up to for the month. All on track so far thankfully.
    I need to go grocery shopping this morning - I have a budget of approx £40 a week for the rest of the month, will do my best to stick to it. I might try Aldi today for a change as I don't need any household things apart from loo roll or any toiletries, just mostly fresh things. The Aldi near me has been closed for a face lift and has just reopened so I'll give it another go.

    Other than that I have to settle down to do some work - no rest for the wicked x
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 9th Sep 17, 10:28 AM
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    Pleased that you survived the first week back. It's been a tough one...
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    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 9th Sep 17, 12:29 PM
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    You're right, it has been a culture shock!
    At least I don't have to go into school this Saturday - that won't start until nearer Christmas.

    Ended up getting an SOS call from OH at the garage - he'd taken his car in for a service and was going to wait but they found something that can't be fixed until 3pm so I had to go to get him and take him home. Took an hour as it was right in the middle of Manchester, in monsoon rains..... Then walked the dog for 20 mins, got soaked through, then did the grocery shopping at tesco as the new Aldi still isn't open. Spent £39.50, so just in budget, had to get bits and pieces for the visitors tomorrow, I'd forgotten about that....
    So it's lunchtime and half the day has already gone.
    Going to have a soak in the bath and then start some work.
    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 10th Sep 17, 7:11 AM
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    Morning all - stayed in last night and watched a bit of recorded telly and had an early night. Didn't sleep very well though - lots of funny dreams.
    I did catch up on How to get away with Murder (very good), Cold Feet ( not sure about it) and the new Tin Star (liked this, especially as it's based close to where I used to live in Canada, Tim Roth is very good).

    I have loads to do today before the visitors arrive around lunchtime.
    Quick list...

    Tidy suits in spare room
    Quick garden tidy - done
    Put dry washing away - done
    Clean conservatory - done
    Dog walk - done
    At least 3 hours school work (will have to do some more after going out for lunch)

    Better get started with walking the dog before it starts raining again.
    Last edited by mumblingtaff; 10-09-2017 at 8:18 AM.
    • crazy_cat_lady
    • By crazy_cat_lady 10th Sep 17, 8:50 AM
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    Tin Star is on my list of things to watch as well. Pleased that it seems good.
    I had a day off from work yesterday and it was fab - but need to do some this morning.
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    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 16th Sep 17, 10:56 AM
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    What a week!! I was shattered by the end of it....
    Good news though, OH had a headship interview this week and got it - very proud of him but not sure why he wants to do it - seems like the worst job in the world to me but he's over the moon. We went out last night to celebrate - bit weary today.... Went to see the Smiths tribute band ( paid for the tickets during the summer so no real cost), had a few drinks and then ended up having a curry before getting a taxi home. Completely blew the diet for the day

    Talking of diets - went to fat club on Monday and lost 1.5lbs - that won't be happening this week..... 12 lbs lost altogether now in 3 weeks, was hoping to get to a stone by this Monday but that won't happen now with the booze and curry.....oh well, it was worth celebrating.

    Checked the banking this morning - all ok, pay day is a week on Friday and so far everything is under control I think.

    Going to have a quiet weekend - spending the day with OH from around lunchtime, and then it's work work work tomorrow to catch up as this week has been so hectic.
    Mum and dad arrive home from holiday on Monday and will stay the night before driving home to Wales on Tuesday. I have their neurotic, demanding little dog with me and he's starting to do my head in now....my poor pooch seems fed up with him too.... Just a few more days..

    Going to potter about a bit, then have a soak in the bath, then over to OHs.
    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 17th Sep 17, 8:56 AM
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    Had a really lazy day yesterday with OH - this past week has taken it out of both of us. Feel better today though. Just back from the park with the dogs in the cold drizzle - not nice....

    Have a lot to do today, so here's the ever present list to keep me on track...

    Grocery shopping- done
    Clean wooden floors - done
    Clean bathrooms - done
    Dust and Hoover - done
    Batch cook something
    Sort out the fridge and freezer - done
    Write shopping list - done
    Mark one set of books - done
    Mark a set of tests - done
    Collate year 10 results - done
    Sort lessons for coming week - done
    Read maths report and prepare questions for meeting tomorrow - done
    Catch up on TinStar - done
    Walk dogs again - done
    2 loads of washing - done
    Tidy back garden - done
    Tidy spare room ready for return of parents - done
    Eyebrows - done
    Nails
    Face mask

    Think that's it - it's enough anyway!!
    Will start with getting some washing on and looking at fridge and freezer and write a list ready for tesco to open at 10am.
    Last edited by mumblingtaff; 17-09-2017 at 7:08 PM.
    • mumblingtaff
    • By mumblingtaff 17th Sep 17, 7:13 PM
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    Busy day getting the list done - lots of school work and chores. Feel quite organised and ready for the week. Managed to get a 45 min walk with the dogs done between the showers this afternoon too so have had some exercise.
    Spent £34 in tesco, a bit more than anticipated but it did include a pack of tights and some new socks so not all grocery based .
    Going to watch some recorded telly and relax for the evening, having a bit of peace and quiet before my parents fill the house again tomorrow evening
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