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Never normally use the dryer, Katy, except for towels, bedding and maybe underwear or 'emergency' jeans when it's raining. That's why I don't know how I managed to set washer AND dryer last night! Smiley Sad

 

After a lot of ironing, I have managed to make the trousers look reasonably presentable, I think they may recover in the next wash. The knitwear, however, may be beyond recovery! They still look baggy and creased. Will just have to buy some more, although favourite cardy was from B*S, that is no more! Smiley Sad

 

Banana, oat, raisin & coconut biscuits (or nana biscuits to us!) in the shed, because I've made some for the girls as a housewarming present. They still have no kitchen, so I thought they'd appreciate some home baking! Smiley Happy

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Ankles normal!!!!! woo hoo grumpy, as JCJ states at least something is normal hahahaha!!!

Happy time off,

FF and JCJSmiley Happy!

Tiny bit of nausea, feet still hurt but not soooooooooo intensely, hopefully over the next few days will calm down, have slept quite a lot so am feeling better today, woo hoo!

Not doing anything just "quiet time".

Aaah fingers crossed your washing is ok, so frustrating...............

Perhaps if some are looking dodgy give them another wash and then shake, shake shake, don't dry in tumble dryer if possible.

Have a fab time with your daughter. xx

FF, am travelling via broomstick, do you wish to hitch a lift? xx

 

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Ankles are the only bit they have found that are normal, Grumpy? Ah well, at least that's something! Smiley Tongue

 

Is that a new café on the pier? Years ago, OH & I used to go to that café but every time we've been there at MMU it appeared to be shut.

 

I'm on the FF bench, a gnat's eyelash away from the CSL bench. Put a 'delicate' wash on at 8pm last night. Flopped in front of tele. At 10:30, when I turned off the tele, I realised I could still hear the washing machine! Don't know whether it was my over-tired mistake or if the washer-dryer was playing silly b.s, but, unless ironing can work miracles, I've ruined half my winter work clothes: 2 new jumpers, a much loved cardigan and 2 new pairs trousers (only one of which was from a charity shop!) because they'd been hot drying for goodness knows how long. A million socks and 2 bras seem to be just about ok.

 

YD says it's a good reason to cash in on my personal shopping voucher she gave me for my birthday. If OH can be persuaded to "do his own thing" (to put it politely) for a few hours, we'll do that on Monday! Smiley Happy Her OH will be at work.

 

Going to spend most of today on the CBA bench. So tired. 

 

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 Trip to MRI unit today - ankles are normal - then walk on Norecambe prom in the sun. Found a new cafe on the pier that uses proper tea bags and serves gorgeous cakes!!!! 

Rehearsals are a bit fraught....... oh dear! 

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Zippadee doo da, zippy ay aye - half term and flexi time and days off await.  Couldn't be happier (ok  if I won the lottery I'd be happier......but.....)  I've done a whole half-term without a day off sick.  I'm better!!!

 

Seriously paractising for the celebrations next week or week after depending.... hope your car passes  with no drama JCJ.  Sorting out passport and travel arrangements to meet you.....In Calais?

 

Hope you feel better today Katy.

 

 

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Nearly there!! I can see the shoreline and smell the croissants and coffee!! 356 metres to go - just over 14 lengths. Will definitely make it next time I go swimming - and several laps of the harbour or a few hundred metres up river?! Smiley Very Happy

Hopefully next week, if I can a) remember it's Thursday, even though I'm not at work b) be a***ed and c) my car isn't still in the garage having catastrophically failed it's MOT! 

 

Yipedee DOO DAH! Training day tomorrow, then 9 no get ups! Smiley Very Happy

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Dentist next Wednesday, in half term. 

Sleep well. Glad there's a difference re feet - hope they continue to improve.

 

Do you think I could fit into one of those dresses? They sound lovely. Smiley Very Happy

 

Bake off (recorded) then bed. I fell asleep standing up in the shower this morning! Soooo very tired! Smiley Sad

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Aaah thank you girls xx
Usual nightmare canula etc but wonder of wonders, 2 hours in and I could feel a difference re feet, woo hoo!!
Am superly tired now and off to bed real soon.
Dresses sound soo lovely x
Are you at dentist tomorrow JCJ? Hope all goes well xx
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Hope the Lido goes well today, Katy, I'll be keeping everything crossed that it sorts your pain out. As FF says, can you ask for the next one to be sooner? Don't forget to drink lots (water, not glitterberry juiceSmiley Tongue)

 

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Katy - I wish I could take your pain away but hopefully the lido tomorrow will.  Could you perhaps have it a bit more often to keep it at bay?  Worth asking?

 

JCJ - just WOW to your neighbour, that is a staggering amount of money to raise.  Well done to her. Scarf, bear and a manicure!  Perhaps OH will donate that to you?

 

Dresses for GD.  First one an A-line pinafore dress in red needlecord with an appliqued owl on front.  Owl in various materials, plain/patterned/beige/brown with a cream fur, yes, fur body.  Just cries out to be stroked.  Second one, a red/green tartan pinafore dress, more fitted with a drop waist and then a two tiered frilled skirt,edged with red ribbon. 

 

 

Still waiting for the blue tartan long sleeved, smocked across the chest dress.  In the shop today Daughter gave thought to buying another A-line pinafore with an elephant applique, if it's still there next time we go I bet she'll buy it.........or I will for an Xmas pressie! 

 

 

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They sound beautiful FF, I love those dresses, no little girls here now just GS who wouldn't/couldn't wear a frock hahaha!!

You'll have to tell us colours, designs etc.

Well done neighbour, what a fab amountSmiley Happy

How on earth did you guess Kandi???

That's brilliant winning, hurrahSmiley Happy!!

 

Off for lido tomorrow, honestly can't wait, am hoping it's all calmed down by this time tomorrow evening, look like ****, cause my face is constantly grimacingSmiley Frustrated! Could easily cry but am refusing to do it cause it ain't gonna make the pain go away.............xx

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Good grief!! Neighbour just been round. They raised nearly £2000 on Sunday (including £500 donation from a local, large, online-only supermarket company) I, who never win anything, won a scarf in the raffle and guess the name of the bear - a cute teddy with the name of the hospice on its jumper. Apparently called Kandi, but as bears in this house are ALWAYS male, that will probably change! OH won a gel manicure - can't wait to take the p out of him about that!! Smiley Very Happy. Added to the chocs, smellies and wine (OH) won on the tombola we did quite well! Smiley Happy

 

I only entered the guess the name as an afterthought - when I went round again in the afternoon, because next door neighbour wanted to go and wouldn't go on her own. I saw the cute bear - which I'd missed earlier - and had a guess!

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Four more days - only three with children - I can do this! Snzzzz

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Only a week to go at school actually only four days now.  Can't wait, I need to work 4 hours over the five days of half term. Will have three days off and work two hours for the other two days. One of them needs to be Friday because of the water checks.

 

Daughter and I going tomorrow to a local shop run by a Mum and two daughters that love sewing. They make baby/toddler clothes that are just beautiful, all hand made, even hand-stitched smocking on the dresses, how unusual is that?  AND all they want is to cover their costs so the dresses are reasonably priced. (Really they are far too cheap.)  Daughter ordered three dresses, GD's measurements were taken and we are going over tomorrow for a fitting,  This is bespoke tailoring to GD's size. Seriously if they put their business on the Internet or if they were in London they could get £80 - £100 for a dress or even more. I told the lady in the shop (one of the daughters) that they were far too cheap.  She was adamant they just enjoyed making them and just wanted to cover their costs.

 

My GD will be the best dressed toddler in the South West! 

 

 

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Glad all has gone well, love walnut cake, will now run to shed asap xx

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Typecast, grumpy????

HahahahaSmiley Happy!

 

Am so glad I don't have a car, what an expenseSmiley Frustrated!

Laughed at clothes off and on scenario JCJ, if you had worn your lycra suit, things would have been so much easier, you could have even swam in it, hee hee.

Glasses are fixed so no more one leggedness.

Feet are still soooooooooooooo painful, lido on Wed so really hoping that does the trick, it should, fingers are a bit ouchy too. If I didn't have lido this is what life would be like, no wonder people take very strong painkillers...........

Mugs? am also soooooo fussy when picking haha xx 

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Coffee and walnut cake in the shed. Neighbours' sale seems to be going well. The heavy rain has stopped and the sun's come out, thank goodness! They have tents/gazebos up but it would have been much more miserable if the rain had carried on!

 

I'm going to make the most of the sunshine and go and tidy up the plant tubs on the front ready for the winter plants next week - if I can get out of this chair.....!

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My half term's going to be expensive too.  Cam belt and new tyres for car and birthday present for daughter.   As we have totally different tastes I can only surprise her with an idea and then leave her to choose.  About two months ago she mentioned that she would like to smash all her mismatching mugs and get new ones.

 

Lightbulb moment, I would buy her a matching set for her birthday!  Sat on that thought until this week and then told her and took her to a local seaside place that had hundreds of mugs in different shops, 

 

All we managed to buy was a fish and chip lunch that was alright but not a patch on our fish and chips at MMU4.

 

The search for mugs goes on.

 

Lovely day today, books read, daughter called in for a cuppa, recorded tv watched and homemade healthy burgers eaten.  Tomorrow ......much of the same, I expect.

 

 

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Just found these one-legged glasses. I think they must be Katy's. Lol.

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Just delivered a whole load of homemade jam to a neighbour who's having a charity sale tomorrow in aid of BCC and a local Hospice. She's one of us! Just finished RT. I hope I managed to give her some hope for the next few years, at least, and that they raise loads of cash for both worthy causes. I'll nip across tomorrow and buy some cake - well, it'd be rude not to?? 😁

 

Who said anything about typecasting, Grumpy? Do you want to borrow my broomstick? Smiley Tongue

 

I hope your feet are less ouchy now, Katy. When is your next Lido?