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

Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby smitch » October 11th, 2017, 4:30 pm

northleedsbhoy wrote:The general rule is that the first week of any period of sickness has to be covered by a self-cert and one from a GP or hospital from the 8th day. There are exceptions depending if 2 or more periods are only a short distance apart.

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I was offered a sick note from my gallbladder op back in August for a week, but that was a different hospital. I expected to self cert initially, was surprised by the sicknote- they gave me 10 days in the end anyway. Most people were told to purchase their own painkillers from a pharmacy too from the recent hospital, so they seem quite strict.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby northleedsbhoy » October 11th, 2017, 4:45 pm

I suppose it depends on the form that a person is required to fill out for their employers. Mine required the self-cert to be completed for the first 7 days notwithstanding that a medical certificate covered that period. Any days after that would be considered veered by the certificate if that was for a period of more than seven days.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby patpoyntz » October 11th, 2017, 5:21 pm

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patpoyntz wrote:I know you know Ullapool well....did you know that the lovely Kirsty at The Seafod Shack won the BBC food award for best take-away?


No I didn't Pat, but I'm not surprised. Fantastic news (and fantastic fish! :chops: :chops: )

Mr S and I may have a poke around Ullapool on Sun afternoon whilst friend is having a wee nap and if so I shall be visiting the Shack (also looking forward to a quick go in the bookshop at the Celidh Place and a swift half in the Ferryboat :) ).

Sounds like a great plan...I'd join you but we are in Alp d'Huez...and exhausted after tackling the 21 hairpin bends to the top....and that was in our camper not on our bikes, though plenty of folk were cycling up. The sense of relief when we reached the top made us wonder how those 'tour' boys do it day after day!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby Seatallan » October 11th, 2017, 5:32 pm

:D

I'll have the second half of my pint in your honour Pat! :wave: :cocktail:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby liketocook » October 11th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Good evening everyone,
Langoustines :chops: :chops: yes please :D
I'm late on parade as I was seeing the balance specialist today. It went ok and thankfully my back has eased off a bit (though still twingey) but to cut a long story short I'm now at the point where they have done all they can for me and this is as good as it will get (which isn't great) and my next big challenge is accepting this. I've now been referred back to the local consultant for ongoing care but at least should things go seriously pear-shaped I can be fast-tracked back to the specialist. This was the news I was expecting but had still hoped there was a "magic wand" solution out there.

Breakfast didn't happen as I didn't want it to return during the tests so for lunch I treated my son and myself to smoked salmon sarnies and blinking good they were too, before he headed back to Newcastle. Good lad that he is, he drove up after his work last night, took me to Paisley and home again earlier and then headed back. A lot of driving but I really appreciated it. :D

I've no idea about tonight and I've nothing organised, I had planned creamy mushroom pasta but managed to spill the dregs of a pot of cream I was going use all over the fridge shelf (as they say a little goes a long way ) and I had cream cheese at lunch time so don't want it again. I'll see what inspires me in a bit but school night or not I'm just about to pour a glass of wine and chill out this evening. ;)
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby TeresaFoodie » October 11th, 2017, 9:15 pm

Evening all,
It is official. I have hardly any hair on my noddle! I went for it and am so glad that I did! Back to cropped and happy. Spent loads of time with my Sister, Mum, Nephews and their four felines. I think the whole relaxed atmos helped me to cope with losing a Bob style cut that I have been nurturing but hating for years. Should have done it ages ago
A bit of Rhod Gilbert until sleepy time. :hug: to all and sleep tight. :grin:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby cyprusmoira » October 12th, 2017, 5:26 am

Good Morning Wild Ones, my Wednesday afternoon group has decided to use the money from our subs for another trip to Nicosia. Most of us will use the pedestrian crossing into North Nicosia, the Turkish occupied part. Some will buy knitting wool, I shall indulge in handbag smuggling. They sell fake designer handbags and other goods, I bought a Hermes copy last time. The EU have declared this illegal, there is a visual check when you return. Last time I took my big purse, it is big enough to take my passport then put in my new handbag on my way back.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby icelesley » October 12th, 2017, 6:35 am

Good Morning Wild Ones. Moira we don't want to see you on the international news being pulled up for smuggling. We will have to start a wildie free the Cyprus one campaign :lol: :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby cyprusmoira » October 12th, 2017, 7:06 am

There are men on the roof again, I must try and catch Kyriacos to ask him about the cupboard shelf

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby suffolk » October 12th, 2017, 8:38 am

Good morning all :D :mug:

Designer handbags??? :shock:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby smitch » October 12th, 2017, 9:13 am

Morning all!

Just been to the doctor for my sicknote, it was the lovely gp who referred me to that specialist in the first place so she was glad I finally had the op and a diagnosis. Last time I saw her, I cried in her office for quite a while as I was so fed up of being in pain and no-one taking me seriously :(

Anyway, I've been signed off for all next week, although I don't think I'll need that long. Just having a :mug: and some peanut butter on toast, followed by some painkillers. I'm being watched by a rat so will have to get her out once I've finished eating. Won't make the mistake of earlier in the week when I had to share my breakfast :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby StokeySue » October 12th, 2017, 9:37 am

That's good smitch, you can relax and recover now :hi5:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby Pepper Pig » October 12th, 2017, 9:39 am

Don't rush back to work though will you smitch. Take some me time.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby earthmaiden » October 12th, 2017, 9:42 am

Morning all! :wave:

It doesn't seem long since the last designer handbag expedition Moira! How time flies.

LTC - :hug: :hug: your son sounds a real treasure.

smitch - take the week and pamper yourself! It will be worth it in the long run. :mug:

I had such a lovely sleep because I didn't have to set the alarm today. It makes such a difference to wake up naturally feeling refreshed and it wasn't that much later really. It's a lovely day, I have to trundle to work to go to a 'Health and Wellbeing' meeting. Both my health and wellbeing would benefit from not going :lol: . I shall have a nice walk afterwards. Tomorrow is 'Christmas' at Slimming World. The idea is that everyone wears a Christmas jumper and takes food concocted from foods that are allowed in abundance in order to make people think about how they will deal with the excesses as the time comes. I haven't got a Christmas jumper but will attach some tinsel to an ordinary one and wear some Christmas earrings if I remember to collect them from my locker at work :rolleyes: . I wonder how many strawberries modelled into Santas and fruit arranged in a Christmas tree shape there will be. I sometimes look at my life and think WTF?!!!!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby Seatallan » October 12th, 2017, 9:44 am

earthmaiden wrote: wonder how many strawberries modelled into Santas and fruit arranged in a Christmas tree shape there will be. I sometimes look at my life and think WTF?!!!!


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Have a lovely day EM (and all the Wildies) :wave: :luv:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby PurpleLuv » October 12th, 2017, 9:49 am

Morning all :hug:

Ice, I saw this from the casting agency & though of you - Calling owners of Dobermans! We're looking for two Dobermans to take part in a photo shoot in Manchester on 24th October. If you are interested, please get in touch on here or email enquiries@animaldirection.com Thank you!

House purchaser is at it again :cry: wants building regs for the attic room, problem is it was a room when the house was built 150 years ago, the kitchen used to be a stable back then, maybe he will come back & ask for location of the trough & hay net :rolleyes: we are supposed to complete next Friday, at this rate I'll tell him to do one :evil:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby suffolk » October 12th, 2017, 9:56 am

What's your solicitor doing Purps? He/she should be knocking all that sort of stuff on the head as Not Applicable :rolleyes:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby PurpleLuv » October 12th, 2017, 10:54 am

She is trying Suff's but this guy is a law unto himself, I'm beginning to think he is a pro or scam artist, some sellers would of given in to some of his demands.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby suffolk » October 12th, 2017, 11:09 am

Tell me about it Purps ... as I said, DS found himself between a rock and a hard place and had to give in to at least some demands ... but you have no reason to :tu:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby liketocook » October 12th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Good afternoon everyone,
Thanks EM- I'm very fortunate that both my boths are very caring and supportive. :D SW Christmas, time to get the sugar free jelly out I think ;)
Smitch - that's great that you are not under pressure to go back to work before you are fit. A listening GP is definitely worth their weight in gold.
My back has gone back to just being twingey unless I sit or stand for too long. so on the grounds that being mobile is best I hoovered and mopped all the floors this morning and gave the house a good airing , suffice to say I'm more than ready for a sit down now.
There's another gale due tonight and outside the weather is rapidly closing in so I'm glad I don't need to go out this afternoon. I'm swithering re dinner tonight of either an easy option of pork steak, veg, mash and gravy or making a venison sausage or meatballs and green lentil casserole. I've only enough sausages for one portion but the base mix will realistically make two whereas if I go with meatballs I can have one and freeze one, oh decisions, decisions.......
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby FoodMary » October 12th, 2017, 12:49 pm

I know you will all say "hello stranger"!!!!!

Have been nursing this second hip replacement (which hasn't been a great success and was done over a year ago !) and it is quite difficult to use the computer when you are mostly spending time flat on your back. I am glad to say that the rest, physio and reduction of inflammation of the scar tissue seems to have done the trick. I can now sit comfortably and just keep on with light exercise and massaging cream for the inflammation.

Enough of that! I will read back later to find out what shenanagins you have all been up to. Hope all goes well with your buyer Purps - is he just being b minded?

Lulu has been a constant companion whether I was laid up on the sofa or the bed - her favourite thing to do was to lie over my head from ear to ear which doesn't help when you are watching TV or listening to the radio!! Also I've had lots of visitors! I am so glad that I chose to live in a retirement complex. You can keep yourself to yourself or join in some of the activities - I play cribbage twice a week - I had never heard of it before I came here.

Hope all goes well Purps - perhaps he needs a kick up the proverbial!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby cyprusmoira » October 12th, 2017, 2:09 pm

Glad to read that you are making some progress Mary, and that Lulu is taking her duties as a companion animal seriously
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We are the same with Mah Jong.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby nursemimi » October 12th, 2017, 2:17 pm

Mary so glad to see you. Glad you are doing better I used to play cribbage as a child not sure I remember how.
I do play mah jong on my computer i am sure it is not like playing with people though.
Warm and breezy here today.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby suffolk » October 12th, 2017, 3:33 pm

Good to see you Mary ... I'm glad you're being well cared for and really are on the mend now :cocktail: :cocktail: :wave:

I've done something I've meant to do for ages ... we have a superb library in the city centre, but we also have a mobile library which stops at the bottom of the Rise ... just a few steps away from here ... I looked up its schedule the other day and set a reminder on my phone and have just used it for the first time to borrow some books ... Use it or Lose it.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby Seatallan » October 12th, 2017, 4:18 pm

Hi Mary :wave: :wave: :luv: Love to you and Lulu

Purps- he is beginning to put me in mind of the buyer my sister and BIL had for their previous house. Like your bloke, buyer and his wife kept finding additional 'issues' they wanted resolved and then pulled out after exchange on pretext of him having suddenly developed a heart problem. My sister and BIL later discovered that they'd pulled exactly the same stunt on several other occasions and had since been black-listed by all the local estate agents.

One thing, as Suffs says, you're not dependent upon him. All crossed it works out.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby earthmaiden » October 12th, 2017, 6:50 pm

Oh dear Purps, he must be getting very frustrated to find that you are a woman of steel :lol: :lol: . So tiresome, I hope he gives up soon - preferably after handing over the dosh!

Mary! :hug: :hug: I have been thinking of you recently and hoping that it was just a busy life keeping you away. Your neighbours all sound so lovely and what a dear companion Lulu has turned out to be! Very good news indeed that everything is at least healing as it should and that you can do more.

Very pleased you used the mobile library Suffs. Everyone complains when library services go but then find themselves too busy with life and computers to use them if there is a reprieve. They seem to be hanging on by a thread at the moment - most of our branch libraries have recently become 'community run'.

The Health and Wellbeing meeting was a complete waste of time IMO. I wanted something from Lakeland so thought I'd pop into Newbury on the way home. We were going to get a Lakeland but there was an argy bargy with the council about the location so we missed out and they went to Newbury instead. I hadn't been to the town for a good while and discovered that a whole new bit had been built with posh shops and that the main road through had been pedestrianised. It was quite nice for a change, I might go more often.

I am taking stuffed tomatoes to the Christmas thing. I vowed I would never, ever stuff cherry tomatoes again after last time (never try to do this when you are in a hurry!) but removed the middles whilst watching TV earlier so they are just waiting to be filled in the morning. Shirley Conran was right, life really is too short to stuff anything.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby cyprusmoira » October 13th, 2017, 5:12 am

Good Morning Wild Ones, I have just broken the cord on one of the sitting room blinds, it is one of those cords which is a series of plastic bobbles not a proper cord. (deleted expletive)
EM, I don't think that I could be bothered to stuff cherry tomatoes.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby suffolk » October 13th, 2017, 5:30 am

Good morning all :D :mug:
Moira that sounds annoying :x
I spent the evening laying down with a heat pad stuck to my back ... It's a lot easier this morning . I should be fine to drive to visit DD today :D
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby icelesley » October 13th, 2017, 6:54 am

Good Morning Wild Ones. What a night :rolleyes: I went to bed at 10.15 at 11.35 OH was shouting to me call the emergency vet :shock: Kai's stomach was rock hard and bloated, he was trying to be sick. Classic symptoms of gastric torsion which kills dogs. Anyway he managed to be sick half a dozen times and it seemed to clear it, his stomach softened and he looked more comfortable, so OH slept on the sofa in case Kai needed to go out and be sick again, but he was OK. Having lost two dogs to the same problem we were scared it was the same again. It only seems to affect deep chested dogs, but it is a very painful death. This morning he was waiting for a little bit of my toast so he must be better bless him. :luv: :luv:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby suffolk » October 13th, 2017, 7:01 am

Oh Ice :shock: what a horrid night you must've had ... so glad the crisis seems to have passed :tu:

OH has stuck another heat patch on my back and gone off to work ... I'm having one of the Concorde pears off our little espalier tree for my breakfast ... there really is nothing better :chops:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby Gruney » October 13th, 2017, 7:03 am

Really glad everything seems ok this morning, Ice. My eldest is well over fourteen, now, and I expect the worst with every sudden behaviour change. She has dementia now - so she shows behaviour changes anyway. All told she's doing pretty well though. :tu:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby earthmaiden » October 13th, 2017, 7:55 am

Morning all :wave:

:hug: :hug: icey, that sounds very frightening, especially when you have had it happen before. Will you be taking him for a check up?

Glad the heat pad is helping your back Suffs.

Well, I am all ready for today's Christmas :lol: . I must say that the stuffed tomatoes and tree shaped water melon pieces look quite good and would even be acceptable somewhere other than SW. :xtree: After this I can go back to thinking about Halloween. My women's group are meeting at my house that night - nothing to do with Halloween but I thought I would just do a pumpkin light and maybe some cake or biscuits for fun.

Hope the day goes well for all :hug: :hug:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby icelesley » October 13th, 2017, 8:00 am

I have had a chat with the vet who advises keep an eye on him and keep his first couple of meals light as long as he doesn't seem in discomfort he should be OK.

I have just loaded my car up with most of my plants from the office, it looks quite bare now :( I am going to drop them of at home shortly on my way to pick up my script from the chemist. :D
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Postby Gruney » October 13th, 2017, 8:19 am

:tu: Icey.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby smitch » October 13th, 2017, 8:22 am

Morning all!

In quite a bit of pain today, not sure why. I've taken some co-codamol and am sitting in bed with my heat pad.

Must be the night for ill animals. Our Boris started coughing last night, which is a bad sign in guinea pigs. My husband has dropped them both at the vets this morning as they had no appointments left. The vet will check on him after the morning surgery has finished and we'll hopefully bring them both home this evening. We always take the animal's companion so they're not alone all day. We've asked them to check Doris's breathing too. Hopefully they'll be ok. Boris had such a rough time of it last year so I do worry about him :(
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby suffolk » October 13th, 2017, 8:25 am

Hope all pets and their Wildies improve during the day.

I'm off to visit DD ... see you later folks :D
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Postby icelesley » October 13th, 2017, 9:01 am

I am back. Plants are all comfy in the greenhouse for now, just two more to take home :D Kai has had a little bit of breakfast and must be feeling better he was chasing Frankie around the table :rolleyes:
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Postby smitch » October 13th, 2017, 9:06 am

Just been down and found two rats giving me sad eyes from their cage. They're both with me on the sofa tucking into a banana chip. I'm such a soft touch :lol: :lol:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby PurpleLuv » October 13th, 2017, 9:18 am

In quite a bit of pain today, not sure why. I've taken some co-codamol and am sitting in bed with my heat pad.


Smitch, it might be a good sign & mean things link muscles are starting to knit back together, as long as your stitch areas are not warm or inflamed, enjoy the meds & the rest. Hope Boris is fine.

Lovely to see you Mary :luv:

A worry Ice :hug: I only feed Molly dried food with boiling water added then cooled first to prevent it from swelling in her tummy for the same reason as her breed is prone to torsion.

Feeling slightly better about sale as I've not heard from the buyer in 24 hours :lol: I have just signed the contract & deed transfer & will take in hand to solicitors this afternoon. Hope to hear as soon as both contracts are exchanged, I will feel happier after that :D & make a start on packing this weekend.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby smitch » October 13th, 2017, 9:42 am

Checked all my wounds and they look fine. I'm quite bruised around them, so I imagine I'll be bruised internally too. Feeling better now the painkillers have kicked in, really glad I didn't try go back to work today.

Hope everything goes well from now on with your house sale. We've considered moving a few times but I've heard so many horror stories recently it has put me off a bit. Plus our mortgage would likely double so we wouldn't have the lifestyle we have now. I'd love to be less isolated and closer to Manchester, but if we moved we wouldn't be able to enjoy the benefits of living nearer the city.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby icelesley » October 13th, 2017, 10:35 am

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In quite a bit of pain today, not sure why. I've taken some co-codamol and am sitting in bed with my heat pad.


Smitch, it might be a good sign & mean things link muscles are starting to knit back together, as long as your stitch areas are not warm or inflamed, enjoy the meds & the rest. Hope Boris is fine.

Lovely to see you Mary :luv:

A worry Ice :hug: I only feed Molly dried food with boiling water added then cooled first to prevent it from swelling in her tummy for the same reason as her breed is prone to torsion.

Feeling slightly better about sale as I've not heard from the buyer in 24 hours :lol: I have just signed the contract & deed transfer & will take in hand to solicitors this afternoon. Hope to hear as soon as both contracts are exchanged, I will feel happier after that :D & make a start on packing this weekend.
Yes our two have dry with warm water added, we have to be so carefull.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby icelesley » October 13th, 2017, 10:37 am

:wave: :wave: :wave: Hi Mary I missed you there, hope you are OK. :hug:
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Postby liketocook » October 13th, 2017, 12:10 pm

Good afternoon everyone,
I hope poorly pooches and guinea pigs all perk up :hug:
Smitch sounds like a duvet day might be just the thing.
Purps- fingers crossed all goes smoothly
It is truly horrible wet day here so I'm glad my shopping was being delivered. I got a quote for getting my front paintwork, fascure boards and door painted with that I'm happy with, hopefully in a few weeks it will all look lovely rather the tatty mess it is just now.
Tonight I think will be fish some how. Not sure how yet ;)
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Postby icelesley » October 13th, 2017, 12:21 pm

I am packing up now and heading to the supermarket. have a lovely weekend everyone, I hope the sun shines for you. See you Monday :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby Ratatouille » October 13th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Afternoon everyone :wave:

We're back, in fact we were last evening but somewhat nackered after several arguments with raod diversons and events which our GPS found impossible to cope with. I never used to have a problem in the old days when I relied on one of those ancient documents known as a map :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

All the same we had a fabulous few days with magical food and wine and gorgeous weather showing off the autumn colours to perfection. I'll fill in the foodie details bit by bit so as not to bore everyone rigid. Suffice to say thie all-in package was a brilliant bargain. All-in meant just that and a bit more. Lovely chocolates and fruit and we were even given a bag of goodies to bring home .

Back down to earth this morning with a trip to the supermarket and we are planning a restful weekend with simple food.

Hope poorly pets and people are doing better today. Jules has ignored us until a litttle while ago but we gather he has a "friend" a little vole who lives in a hole in the cellar wall but apparently jules just watches him and doesn't attempt to catch him. naturally he is called Jim!
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby cyprusmoira » October 13th, 2017, 1:22 pm

I hope that everyone and their animals are feeling better.
I had to laugh to myself this morning. As you know we play Mah Jong on Friday mornings, visitors are always welcome, we like to have someone new to chat with but we do play to our house rules. A couple of visitors came last week, they came again today, he would not play with us as we would not play his variants, she was fine and made up a table, he had coffee and played with his tablet. Every Group of players seem to have their own rules :rolleyes:

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby smitch » October 13th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Just spoken to the vet, he thinks Boris has aspirated some food which has irritated his lungs and caused an infection :( Guinea pigs are very greedy and eat really fast so can be prone to this. He has been put on antibiotics and painkillers/ anti inflammatories and hopefully this will do the trick as it can be very serious :cry: Poor old man.
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby suffolk » October 13th, 2017, 1:50 pm

Hello folks :D Glad pooches are ok ... hope Smitch's aches and pains soon ease and that poor Boris responds to meds.
I'm back from visiting DD :D back was fine in the car - a bit sore now but not as bad as it has been. :D Rats, the autumn colours in the countryside are wonderful aren't they? Glad you had a wonderful time :D
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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby cyprusmoira » October 13th, 2017, 2:04 pm

Ratatouille wrote:gorgeous weather showing off the autumn colours to perfection

I do miss the autumn colours, some of the plane trees and other acers up in the mountains do show some colour but it is not the same.

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Re: Chatterbox LXXVIII Olivia

Postby PurpleLuv » October 13th, 2017, 4:25 pm

Well I’ve done the trip to the Solicitors, droped off contracts & transfer of deeds (why did I go with the agents solicitor 45 minutes away :rolleyes: ) pack up this weekend & hope for the best :tu: by this time next week I am hoping I will feel happier. The house has been a blessing & at times a burden, I always feel like 10% of me is there, once sold maybe home can have 100%.
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