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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
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    The Good Morning Thread
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    • 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
    The Good Morning Thread 5th Apr 14 at 6:17 AM
    Well, we've got a goodnight thread so let's have a good morning one as well.

    Good morning everybody
    Me and the dog have had our morning constitutional and shortly I shall be venturing forth to the big Tesco to do my fortnightly shop. When I get home I've got 3 hours work related admin and paperwork to do

    The weather here is a bit nippy but at least there's no fog.
    Last edited by joansgirl; 08-09-2015 at 9:31 PM.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Mar 18, 7:12 AM
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    Good Morning to all in The Shire
    I am still in my Hobbit Hole but hope to venture forth into Middle Earth shortly
    ('shortly' being the operative word for a Hobbit) ...
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 7th Mar 18, 7:46 AM
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    Good morning all Another day here at work for me.
    Roll on next week, I have thursday and Friday off.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Mar 18, 7:49 AM
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    Good Morning to all in The Shire
    I am still in my Hobbit Hole but hope to venture forth into Middle Earth shortly
    ('shortly' being the operative word for a Hobbit) ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Watch out for orcs.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 7th Mar 18, 8:13 AM
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    Morning all, went to a gig last night, tired this morning!
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
    Home is where my books are.
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Mar 18, 8:35 AM
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    Bore da pawb, feeling very sleepy today. Me & the daughter got in at 1:10 following the concert but it was totally worth it.

    If any one needs me I shall be napping over by there in the corner.
    Hiraeth
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Mar 18, 8:58 AM
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    Watch out for orcs.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Can I hide behind somebody. Please!
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Mar 18, 9:07 AM
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    Can I hide behind somebody. Please!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Aye go for it, I'm still in my winter bulking (fat not muscle ) phase so plenty of me to hide behind!!
    Hiraeth
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Mar 18, 9:30 AM
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    Can I hide behind somebody. Please!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    If we ever do Wizard of Oz at AmDram, I'll have to sign you up for the Lion!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Mar 18, 10:04 AM
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    Oh joys, I have an invite to a friends wedding in Bath (one of my favourite places) in June
    Hiraeth
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Mar 18, 10:09 AM
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    Oh joys, I have an invite to a friends wedding in Bath (one of my favourite places) in June
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    That's nice! I love Bath, too!
    Have spent several lovely weekends there in the past!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Mar 18, 10:12 AM
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    That's nice! I love Bath, too!
    Have spent several lovely weekends there in the past!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    It is nice, just got to find someone to take now as I won't be able to go alone.
    Hiraeth
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 7th Mar 18, 10:16 AM
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    Good morning one and all

    I managed to make morning due to the fact I had to pop in to work this morning on my day off, the joys of working around the corner

    Im baking today, chocolate eclairs, pavlova and cheesecake

    I have a lot of cream to use up
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Mar 18, 10:25 AM
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    Good morning one and all

    I managed to make morning due to the fact I had to pop in to work this morning on my day off, the joys of working around the corner

    Im baking today, chocolate eclairs, pavlova and cheesecake

    I have a lot of cream to use up
    Originally posted by suki1964
    I hate you!

    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 7th Mar 18, 10:30 AM
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    I hate you!

    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Im not eating them, the cream was a freebie from work so Im making and taking the goodies in

    I don't have a very sweet tooth. Im more then happy to bake and not eat

    All bets are off though if its bread Im baking
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Mar 18, 10:31 AM
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    What time do you want us round Suki?
    Hiraeth
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Mar 18, 10:36 AM
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    It is nice, just got to find someone to take now as I won't be able to go alone.
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    ........... ............, I wonder if that teacher likes Bath?




    (Why can't you go alone?)



    What time do you want us round Suki?
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    If only! I'm on a dairy-free month.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 7th Mar 18, 10:46 AM
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    It is nice, just got to find someone to take now as I won't be able to go alone.
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    (Why can't you go alone?)
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I'm with Pyxis, why can't you go on your own?
    I am going to a wedding in October on my own.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Mar 18, 10:50 AM
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    ........... ............, I wonder if that teacher likes Bath?

    (Why can't you go alone?)

    If only! I'm on a dairy-free month.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I'm with Pyxis, why can't you go on your own?
    I am going to a wedding in October on my own.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    I don't tend to cope very well in new social situations, it is even worse for me if I don't know anyone there I don't have the greatest confidence...

    Hehe It would be lovely if that teacher liked Bath. Mind you my daughter said to her that me & her had been to see Milton Jones (the comedian) & she replied that she loved him & thinks he's brilliant!!

    Gosh Pyx, I couldn't cope without cheese!!
    Hiraeth
    • colinw
    • By colinw 7th Mar 18, 11:29 AM
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    Morning All nice sunny morning here
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Mar 18, 12:59 PM
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    I don't tend to cope very well in new social situations, it is even worse for me if I don't know anyone there I don't have the greatest confidence...

    !
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    I know how you feel.

    However, sometimes, if I don't know anyone at all, it's easier than if I sort of know some people, because then that's my cop-out if I can't seem to get talking to people..... "oh well, I don't know anyone anyway!" Sort of thing.

    Also, when you don't know anyone, you can act out being this super-confident person and just make small-talky comments to people at your table or whatever!
    (I don't mean deceive people, or make things up, but you can pretend you haven't a care in the world, even if you're dying inside! like in a play, iyswim).

    It's a huge help if the tables are round ones, because then you can talk to everyone on the table, unlike rectangular ones where people often just talk to the person next to them or opposite.

    A long time ago, I joined a national music society which organises weekends away at different cathedral cities. For a while, I was too nervous to go, but then there was going to be one at Winchester, which I really wanted to visit, so I plucked up the courage and booked a hotel, and put my name down for the dinners and talks and outings.

    On the way there, I just kept wanting to turn round and go home, but then I had an epiphany........... I said to myself.... What's the worst that could happen? The worst that could happen would be that I found it dreadful and hated it. But then........... I thought, if that happens, I shall just leave and go home!

    And that was made it all far less alarming! If I didn't like it, I could just go home! (Or back to the hotel or whatever). That "giving myself permission to leave" changed everything!

    Of course, it was a fabulous weekend...... when people learned it was my first, they were very chatty, and of course, everyone had a common interest..... the music and the cathedral, etc.
    Some people were there in couples, or with a friend, but a lot were on their own too.

    And people were there just to enjoy the music and events, not to do business, or to hook up, or to make life-long friendships, but just to enjoy th occasion, so there was no pressure.

    And the tables were round!

    I went to loads more after that!
    And then I started going abroad on my own, on activity hols......again, common interests......nature, music, culture, singing, etc. With all the concerts, trips, talks, and most meals laid on. You could do as much or as little with other people as you wanted to.


    So, Oakdene, going on your own gives you the freedom to opt out if it all gets too much. If you're with someone, there's an obligation to stay with them, even if you just want to go to your hotel room, so you'd have a lot more freedom to stay or go as you so choose!

    And it's just someone's wedding; there's no pressure to do or say anything that really matters, iyswim.

    Go for it!


    Another thing that helps, if you can, is to get there a lot earlier, maybe even the day before, and recce the place out...the wedding venue, etc., and then it won't all be super-strange. Plus you can also have a good mooch round Bath.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 07-03-2018 at 1:02 PM.
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