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Order yourself a latte, and a pastry (The virtual cinnamon buns are excellent today). And have a nice chat.

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Postby StokeySue » November 29th, 2018, 12:15 pm

Gute Reise Herbi!
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Postby suffolk » November 29th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Duh! :oops: Somehow I’d got Paris in my head ....
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Postby StokeySue » November 29th, 2018, 1:47 pm

That was last week - can’t keep up with the international jet set! :lol:

We say bin voyage in English anyway, don’t we?
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Postby scullion » November 29th, 2018, 3:43 pm

StokeySue wrote: bin voyage

i imagine there have been quite a few of those after all this wind.
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Postby scullion » November 30th, 2018, 10:29 am

good morning, all.
we've just has a shower through sunshine but we're now predicted fair weather for the rest of the day..
we went to see the next 'fantastic beasts' film, last night - i prefer jonny depp with eyeliner.
i will be off to the farm in a bit to unload the kiln so that the ware can go to a local christmas fair. i can't ask someone else to do it - because i came home with the key in my pocket.
tonight we are going out for a meal - i have to wear a blindfold. it will be a test of my local knowledge and sense of direction as to whether i guess where it will be.
have a grand day, everyone.
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Postby StokeySue » November 30th, 2018, 10:35 am

Good morning
We have bright sun
I need to get to the shops as have run out of proper coffee, and need a few other things too
Need to get on
Enjoy your mystery dinner scully

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Postby scullion » December 1st, 2018, 11:31 am

good morning, all.
overcast, breezy and damp - although not raining at the moment.
the blindfold and detours only tricked me up in one place but the internal road map reset itself after a minute or two of mental backtracking. the meal was really good - nepalese.
we had gone early, didn't want pudding (all rather sweet for me) so decided to go for coffee elsewhere. surprisingly we headed off in the car, with my partner saying that he had so enjoyed his coffee at the cinema the night before that he thought we could go there.
the cinema cafe was packed so we wandered up the hill to see if anywhere else was open (some hope). back down again, my partner said he'd go back to the cinema to use the loo. i said i'd wait for him in the car and five minutes later he came to tell me that the café was emptier now so a better chance of a coffee.
well, when we got back there it was just as full and people were piling into the cinema in confusing amounts. according to my partner there was another bar upstairs that was possibly emptier. all the people seemed to be piling upstairs, too. after checking out the bar - no coffee machine - my partner asked if i wanted to stick around and see what was on.
at this point it was obvious that he'd bought tickets for the show.
we didn't get coffee but i thought, by the time we got home, that i'd need a muscle relaxant for my smile muscles let alone a coffee (well, cocoa).
a coffee would go down well now, though.
i now have to think of something to do for his birthday - in a couple of days - other than going to the dentist.
have a good day, everyone.
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Postby StokeySue » December 1st, 2018, 11:42 am

Good morning
Sounds like fun scully, glad it all went well, give those smile muscles a little massage

Overslept again, my internal body clock definitely doesn’t believe in mornings, need to reset it a little if I can

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Postby scullion » December 2nd, 2018, 11:46 am

good morning, all.
dull, bright, rainy and dry - only thing out of the norm is that it's quite mild.
a meeting to go to in a couple of hours. i'm supposed to take something to share but i might just take some biscuits that can be saved for the next meeting. there's always too much to eat at things like this - especially just after lunch.
have a lovely day, everyone.
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Postby scullion » December 3rd, 2018, 10:38 am

good morning, all.
raining and breezy. the former isn't forecast for today.
dentist followed by another trip to the cinema - an afternoon showing of 'the girl in the spiders web'. it has mixed reviews but as it's my partners birthday choice treat we'll be deciding for ourselves. i may buy him an ice-cream, too - or a pint.
the meeting yesterday was interesting on a couple of levels other than the films shown.
last week's christmas get together that we went to, the organic gardening group, all the food taken was vegetarian and mainly savoury. at yesterday's meeting it was all meat and sweet.
there is always a raffle. i only ever buy a single strip (for a pound). most people only buy one or two and, depending on how many prizes there are, if someone wins more than one or two they usually tell them to redraw it. a new couple joined a couple of months ago so of course have little knowledge of the custom. they bought about eight (or maybe more - the husband couldn't hold and check all the tickets) strips so won quite a few prizes which, of course, included all the coveted ones - the air of resentment was noticeable to all but the couple - to the point that a cheer went up for a different winner.
there was then a quiz. when it was said that it was a general knowledge one rather than one for the specialism of the meeting my first thought was 'yes, you're not winning this one - this is mine'. the prize of the box of satsumas are already half eaten. dustbin beats wallet if you ask me.
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Postby suffolk » December 3rd, 2018, 10:42 am

Good morning all :D
Damp and drear here ... we're going to brighten our day by looking at paintings in the Castle Museum ... must find some comfy shoes to wear and then drag OH towards the bus stop (he hates public transport :lol: )
Have a good day folks :D
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Postby earthmaiden » December 3rd, 2018, 11:43 am

I think it is generally thought of as good manners to only accept one, or two at the most, raffle prizes at that kind of raffle - though I suppose if people have paid for their tickets ....
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Postby Badger's mate » December 3rd, 2018, 12:02 pm

We were at a fund raising do the other evening where there was a raffle, there were two colours of tickets. Most people bought both colours so when I got some they were all numbered in the 500s. We were by no means the last to buy, the numbers probably went up to the 600s or 700s if not higher. Maybe a dozen prizes, only one was won by a ticket numbered over 200. I rather suspect that the sampling was non-random!
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Postby Seatallan » December 3rd, 2018, 12:09 pm

I always remember a particular village fete raffle when I was a child, which my dad (who was on the committee) had volunteered to organize. He had three winning tickets and I had two. We never lived it down but it really was random (I think we re-drew if I recall correctly- I expect we'd have been lynched if we hadn't! :D )
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Postby StokeySue » December 3rd, 2018, 2:16 pm

Good afternoon
Hair done, village gossip acquired

I often draw raffles and the actual placing sat backgammon events, I think it started as s bit of sexism but the job has stayed with me as people trust me (or my friend) to do it

We really mix the tickets, we are very careful!

We are having 5 minutes sun alternating with lowering cloud and heavy rain at the moment, odd
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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » December 4th, 2018, 8:48 am

Morning. Nice and sunny this morning!
I came down with a terrible flu-like cold while in Germany - the journey home yesterday was hellish - so off work today. I plan to sleep quite bit (normally planning and sleeping do not go together, but not, perhaps, today.)
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Postby suffolk » December 4th, 2018, 9:10 am

Sweet dreams Herbi :plink: :mug:

Good morning to the rest of you :D

Frost and sunshine here today ... a quick dash to W'rose for eggs/milk/cheese etc and to pick up my regular meds from the pharmacy. Then I'd better wave a duster around gently ... we have a visitor later in the week :D :bounce:

Have a good day all :D
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Postby StokeySue » December 4th, 2018, 9:31 am

Good morning
Sunny and cold here too
Day gor doing all the things I didn’t do yesterday
Not that I did nothing - it was just one of those days when as you start to do anything something more urgent catches your eye
So I decided to wipe over the oven door glass and the liner on the oven floor while I had my Marigolds on, found there had been a spill I hadn’t noticed, well burnt on, had to do a major clean up

And so on and so forth

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Postby scullion » December 4th, 2018, 12:31 pm

good morning, all.
limbo weather at the moment - it's brightish overcast, still but waiting to hammer us in an hour or two.
i'm back from yoga and as i don't have to go out again today, i have changed out of the stretchy leggings and returned to the comfort of my 'jama bottoms.
coffee is being consumed before i start making pumpkin chowder.
the film was quite good and a cheap afternoon considering it was only fourteen quid, including a cappuccino each, for the both of us. so i treated him to a meal when the film had finished - his choice - we went for a pizza.
unfortunately they didn't have decaf so i was awake for hours. the knock-on for that was that the alarm had the snooze button pushed a number of times and i then had to rush to get out for yoga.
i could do with a snooze now.
picked a bunch of roses from the garden on the way in - they smell wonderful.
hope you feel better soon, herbi.
have a lovely afternoon, all.
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Postby scullion » December 5th, 2018, 8:14 am

good morning, all.
dark, wet and breezy - although i'm due at the farm in an hour i don't want to get out of bed.
the snooze button is nagging.
better shift.
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Postby StokeySue » December 5th, 2018, 8:57 am

Good morning
Weather much the same here
Just getting going, need to leave the house at 11 latest

Have a good day everyone
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Postby suffolk » December 5th, 2018, 9:57 am

Good morning all. :D
Wet and soggy here ... I’ve got stuff that needs to be done today so see you later folks ... have a good day :D
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Re: good morning +

Postby Herbidacious » December 5th, 2018, 1:01 pm

Still unwell. Wondering whether to go out for milk, to test the water, healthwise. I really should go into work tomorrow, ill or otherwise.

It rained a lot last night. Germany's weather? (It was pretty torrential there on Monday.)
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Postby suffolk » December 5th, 2018, 2:13 pm

Herbidacious wrote:Still unwell. Wondering whether to go out for milk, to test the water, healthwise. I really should go into work tomorrow, ill or otherwise.


No you shouldn’t ... that’s guilt talking and it’s bonkers. You risk making yourself worse and risk infecting others ... neither will be good for your firm’s productivity. If you’re ill stay at home. If you’re better go to work. Seemples! ;) :hug: If you need us to write you a sick note we will :plink: ;)
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Postby earthmaiden » December 5th, 2018, 4:15 pm

I agree. Put yourself first. You are worth it. Forcing yourself out to buy milk (and other supplies to last a few days) is very different from going into work.
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Postby Herbidacious » December 5th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Hmm. But I have now had 5 days off sick in the last 6 weeks. This is unusual for me... I am getting very lonely... And I have a cheese delivery at work tomorrow... I am probably not infectious now...
That's what's going through my head anyway.

Will see how I feel. Maybe I will go in late and come home early. This is not really allowed, but I don't care.

Thank you both :)

I didn't bother to go out in the end. Partly because I am as spotty as a spotty teenager as a result of the cold :shock: I could have put make up on, but couldn't be bothered.
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Postby scullion » December 6th, 2018, 9:48 am

good morning, all.
for weather - see yesterday but take away the breeze.
it sounds like you're rather run down herbi. i hope you're keeping your vitamin d3 level up.
i had 'one of those days' yesterday and couldn't wait to get home and put my feet up.
to add to the day i had a strange message from a friend (who i haven't seen for a few years - remember the toilet roll month?). the conversation was initiated at midnight, rather late if you ask me so after answering the original short message with a hi and brief answer i decided to wait until this morning to answer the far longer news and questions that would have needed a lot of typing on my phone.
half an hour later a message came saying that as i'd gone 'offline' it must be that i'd found the questions 'challenging' (they were general ones asking how the family are). how can someone come up with such faulty logic?
personally i wouldn't dream of initiating a conversation after ten thirty. i know we go to bed quite late but i wouldn't assume that others do - and everyone has an early night every-so-often, anyway.
i haven't had a message back, yet, this morning - maybe nine o'clock was too early!
today's occupation includes onion bhaji making, having a sauna and an indian meal (late lunch) with friends followed by a 'live' screening of anthony and cleopatra.
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Postby Herbidacious » December 6th, 2018, 11:01 am

I am possibly run down, Scully, but it's stress-related I think, with consequence bad sleep over quite a sustained period of time. Lots of difficult family things at the mo. I have been taking vit D and high strength garlic.
I am in the office. Surviving so far, but slept badly do will see how it plays out.

Apparently Rupert Everett is switching on the lights on Lambs Conduit Street today. I may pop along.

Currently trying to edge my way into work (I don't feel like taking the plunge... :) )
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Postby Zosherooney » December 6th, 2018, 11:30 am

I'm with you Herb..... Have just gone back to bed after sorting another bag of kindling for a needy neighbour, seems her hub. is incapable :rolleyes: I'm going to show her later (if I catch her collecting kindling) how to chop it. She can then show him :rolleyes: Mr. Z finally made it out of his pit...... :| He tells me he is going to 'take it easy' today..... :|

Herb. I have not put on make up since Sat eve. I have a bobble hat and just put that on and eyes downwards....
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Postby Herbidacious » December 6th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Oh dear, Zosh. I hope you feel better soon.

A few conversations with my colleagues have revealed that my brain is not yet back in gear...
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Postby scullion » December 7th, 2018, 9:39 am

good morning, all.
wet and windy.
Herbidacious wrote: but it's stress-related I think

that's what i was thinking, too, but didn't like to say.
today is a day of hswk. our daughter is down on monday and i'm busy on saturday so its today and sunday (yes, it will take that long - i haven't done any for ages) to try and sort the place out.
it was a long day, yesterday, and there were a couple of times during anthony and cleopatra that i began to doze off. being in a dark room after a good meal is never helpful. her costumes were very good.
the sun seems to be poking out.
have a good day, everyone.
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Postby Herbidacious » December 8th, 2018, 9:17 am

Morning. Bright and sunny here.
I am not sure exactly what I intend to do today. I feeling surprisingly unwell given this is day 8 of the lurgy (good thing I cancelled my weekend writing course, although I am disappointed.) Sainsbury's was on the agenda and blitzing the kitchen. I also need to sort out the bedroom before husband comes home next weekend. I quite urgently need a new mattress. I could go to Lewisham where there is a Sealy shop... I may just stick to Sainsbury's (oh, to be able to drive!) and some more superficial tidying, cleaning and some hoovering today.

I think I need a new kitchen. The fronts are falling off the units. It's a bit daunting though. If OH loses his job, it might seem an odd thing to do, but we have enough money in the bank to do it, which is merely losing value due to low interest, and he would be around to oversee it. I had grand(ish) plans, but every time I look at the kitchen I see aspects of it - a 'false' wall' where they created a toilet room (I had hopes of putting wall unites on it) boxed in beam-shaped structures on the ceiling (I thought we might take new wall units up to the ceiling) and of course one wall with two windows and the door out to the lean to (original external wall), that indicate that there is by no means free reign in terms of design. It would be disappointing to just replace the fronts (two dead spaces in corners that I would have liked to have remedied with concertina drawers), but perhaps that's the best (and cheaper) solution.

Sorry rambling.

I hope everyone has a good day.
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Postby scullion » December 8th, 2018, 9:48 am

good morning, all.
dull, damp (not raining at the moment) and breezy.
let the kitchen out of your mind and try to pamper yourself for a while. if you're thinking of mattresses look at amazon. we bought our memory foam one on a really cheap offer a while back - and they deliver.
i'm off for a making day at a friend's new house, in an hour and a half, so i have to think of a dish to take (probably the usual hummus) and something christmassy to make. it'll probably be a tin can card - i haven't made one of those for rather a long time and i don't think i've sent one to any of the 'girls' who will be there. i also have a can i prepared earlier.
have a cosy day, everyone.
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Postby StokeySue » December 8th, 2018, 12:03 pm

Good morning (just)

I too have to clear up, friend is staying over and will sleep on sofa bed in living room which is for some reason ankle deep in fluff / I think a couple of cushion pads, and Tante C’s beautifully handloomed mohair throw :( need to join the decluttering before the disintegrate into heaps of fluff like TV aliens

Herbi, do you not take Which? I’m sure I read somewhere that they decided those mattresses that arrive squished into boxes are pretty good, which would be the easy way of doing that

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Postby Herbidacious » December 8th, 2018, 12:20 pm

I am chucking out my spiralizer... I think. That's not very much is it...
I seem to be very clumsy. I have broken two things. Kitchen 2/3rds done? Maybe a half. But if I did no more, the difference is nioticeable. Coughing fit and rest time (coughing always seems to be suspended, while doing housework, then comes back with a vengeance), then Sainsbury's, I think.
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Postby scullion » December 9th, 2018, 11:33 am

good morning, all.
the rain has given up for a while and the roaring north westerly has subsided to a noisy strong breeze (30+mph).
i was woken up by what i think was a cold call that rang off before i got to the phone - the second time it (the same number) called it rang off as i was saying our number. i'm hoping their ears drop off and their tongue splits - i'm not a vindictive person but come on - sunday morning‽‽‽
coffee has been drunk, the archers listened to so it's time to get a bedroom ready for the arrival of our daughter, tomorrow, and a lot of hswk done.
have a great day, everyone.
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Postby Herbidacious » December 9th, 2018, 12:38 pm

I have been slaving away in the kitchen for the last 2.5 hours - kitchen clean and tidy blitz part 2. Part 3 needs to happen too, today. Parts 4 and 5 and possibly 6 and 7 can wait as they involve the contenst of cupboards.
Still need to clean two work surfaces, sink and draining board, put some stuff away, vacuum again, and really mop the floor. Am very tired and coughing a lot though.
I should also put bulbs out... I think that's a step far too far!

I hope everyone's day is going well.
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Postby earthmaiden » December 9th, 2018, 3:36 pm

Well done Herbi! Earlier in the year I had a bad cough. They say you should have it for 2 weeks before seeing a doctor. I felt fine otherwise until one day I could barely get out of bed. On the fourth day I dragged myself to the drop in clinic in the car where they told me I had a temperature of over 38C and wondered why I hadn't been before. It was because I had felt ok and the cough was less than 2 weeks old before I had felt so weak I didn't want to move.

The moral of the story is, I wonder if you should be checked? I had no idea how ill I was until they told me. They were quite worried (much to my amazement!). It'll be great if you can get the kitchen done, but health is even more important.
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Postby Herbidacious » December 9th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Its tricky isn't it. If you go and there is nothing wrong, they treat you like you are a time waster for going (I have had hacking coughs, but been declared free of chest infection) but if there is something wrong, they ask you why you didn't come earlier. There is the added disincentive of it being very hard to get an appointment, and even a 9am appointment meaning essentially taking a half day off work. (I refuse to go at the crack of dawn. Takes me 30 minutes to get there, and it's in the opposite direction from the station I use to get to work). I've only had the cough for a week though, so need to give it a bit more time. I am wondering if I have a bit of a secondary infection though.

I am a bit concerned though that my mother has had a bad chest for about two months. The doctor refused to put her on antibiotics until they got results of a heart check from the hospital (GP thought heart failure was causing breathing difficulties - you'd have thought she'd have given her some anyway, just in case.) Her heart results took almost a month, but she was told her heart would be good for another 5 years (!). She got the antibiotics, go t bit better but then started wheezing again. I am going to ring her tomorrow morning to remind her to ring the doctor again.

Kitchen is looking pretty good now (I had another go after a nap.) I'd be feeling super virtuous but the rest of the house is a tip :? So just quite virtuous :)
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Postby earthmaiden » December 9th, 2018, 9:42 pm

Kitchen sounds great! I agree getting an appointment is hard but sometimes they'll just let you see a nurse or something - you could even try popping into a pharmacy if there is one near work. Difficult re your mother. Good luck x
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Postby scullion » December 10th, 2018, 8:52 am

Good morning, all.
There are birds singing so I'm pretty sure it's not raining although there's a strange yellowish light in the sky (not the sun).The breeze has dropped.
I have the bathroom to give a cat's lick to this morning before retrieving our daughter from the station, visiting trelissick and going out to dinner tonight.
Hope you feel better soon, herbi.
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Postby Herbidacious » December 10th, 2018, 9:27 am

thanks em, and scully.

Yes there was quite a nice sunrise. Just had a man here to give me a boiler quote. Very porfessionsal. It's not going to be straightforward though (of course). Our gas pipe is too narrow for more powerful modern boilers. A straight swap would mean less power.

Righ cough, er off to work shortly, except I see there are no trains for another 35 minutes. Grr. Almost time for another coffee...

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Postby suffolk » December 10th, 2018, 10:18 am

Good morning all :D
Drat and Double Drat!!! :x Nose has been a bit drippy the past couple of days ... now eyes are sore, chest feels a bit tight and going outside into the cold starts me coughing ... better stay in the warm and get rid of it before Christmas :rolleyes:
Hope the boiler man is kind Herbi.
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Postby scullion » December 12th, 2018, 7:53 am

Good morning, all.
It's still dark (but slowly dawning), I don't think it's raining and it doesn't sound breezy.
Off to the farm in an hour and I may have to take the local young's cat to the vet when I get home. He will learn, one day, that his attacker goes for his tail.
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Postby suffolk » December 12th, 2018, 7:56 am

Good morning all :D
A bright and dry morning here ... heading to GP then the city today ... hope I survive both unscathed ... have a good day folks :D
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Postby Herbidacious » December 12th, 2018, 8:27 am

Dark here too - partly because we are only half an hour or so after sunrise but also a blanket of cloud. Lots of birdsong though too. I am exhausted :o it's like groundhog day with this cold. I have the afternoon off to go into the West End, maybe do some Christmas shopping. OH won't tell me what he wants, of course, and I don't think I will be getting anything from him unless I push the case, and mother says she doesn't want lots of things. So...it'll be unneeded nice things for him, possibly the same for me (from me :) ) and a Bible (as requested: KJV!!) for her. I fancy popping into the National Gallery shop, but apart from that, I need a plan. One that ends up there, I think, as I can travel home from Charing Cross station. Might do some cards this evening. Christmas tiffin experiment?
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Postby StokeySue » December 12th, 2018, 11:07 am

Good morning
Grey here
Drinking coffee that is not as nice as it should be as my espresso machine has decided it will automatically switch off 5 seconds after I turn it on instead of after 5 minutes of inactivity, so I’m using the cafetière, will dig out the aeropress

So I need a new coffee maker, a new tablet and a new outside light (the automatic switch on that has died too)

Just hanging round until I go into hospital for second surgery later, will probably write some cards

Have a good day everyone
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Postby Herbidacious » December 12th, 2018, 12:32 pm

I hope that goes ok, Sue.
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Postby StokeySue » December 13th, 2018, 11:03 am

Good morning

It's sunny - not sure that is a good thing for me this morning, as I am a bit light sensitive but boy, the operation was definitely a success.

Having a bit of trouble seeing things close to, but I found a pair of ready readers in my wardrobe that help, though I need more powerful ones really they will do for a couple of days, Also dug out my non-prescription sunglasses and cleaned lord knows what off them

Doing not a lot today except going for post op checks, then book club Christmas get together tonight


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Postby suffolk » December 14th, 2018, 8:19 am

Good morning all :D
Brilliant news Sue :D :tu: :cocktail: :cocktail:
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