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Am away to see the dolphins everybody is looking at me.....
Think they are envious of my outfit it's soooo pretty.
Wouldnt have time to change bit hot though whew!!!
Can you be ready on the roof of your house FF???
See you soon xx
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You were right the first time JCJ Smiley Happy

 

I'll be ready Katy, just giving the tiara and Doc Martens a final polish!

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Day didn't start well! OH had a melt down. Panicking about his shaky hands in front of 50 people. I really felt for him. I'm uncomfortable in social situations but it's 100 x worse for him. Smiley Sad Saturday travel also an issue again, but this time he admitted he's angry with the PD, not me!

BIL & I left without him - at his insistence. He wanted to come on his own later.

Uneventful journey. Gave BIL a guided tour of the city, after we checked into hotel, and bumped into other BIL and his "new" partner, who I'd never met before (OH and BIL1 had) then 10 mins later, bumped into nephew & his family!! It's a big city! What are the chances? Anyone would think there's some sort of family event on here this weekend? Smiley Tongue

The whole time, I'm putting on a brave face and hoping OH gets it together to get here! Smiley Sad

However, he has now arrived and is ok - just about. We've eaten and he's gone off for a walk. Taxi booked for 11am to take us to wedding hotel tomorrow. I'll look out for the broomstick arriving with the world's most bizarre - sorry, beautiful - bridesmaids. I texted YD - she is out with uni friends having 10 year catch up!
It's VERY noisy outside this Travelodge tonight, but I can't shut the windows or we'll die of heat! Smiley Sad

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Sending my best wishes for tomorrow JCJ have a truly wonderful day big special wedding hugs x
Big congrats also to happy couple!!
Will be thinking of you x
Watch the glitterberry juice haha
FF will be flying in for 11.30 tiara at the ready......xx
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Enjoy your half-term JCJ.  But REALLY, really enjoy this weekend. There is nothing like the Mother of the Bride moment.  I've been there!  The weather forecast is the same in my neck of the woods so hopefully all the rain will be down here!   Katy and I will be flying in to be the bridesmaids in all our finery.  Don't worry, we won't be late.

 

Congratulations to your daughter and her partner. I hope they have a long and happy life together!  

 

In between the wedding festivities, I've got to sort my house out, so friends don't think I'm a total slob.    I've got three days...... but thinking about it,  the house is  ok.  Just a normal clean to be done.  Just shut the door on the second bedroom/library, don't want anyone to see that.

 

 

 

 

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Finished for half term. Hoorah! Weather scorching. Can't believe it though (I can, actually, it's just our luck!) Checked my phone at lunchtime, in case YD frantically messaging me for support in The Great British Wedding Cake Off. Message from Met Office: "severe weather warning for heavy rain and flash flooding for Sunday and Monday for one of your saved places" NOOOOO! Which one? Do I really even need to look? Of course, it's for Norfolk!! Smiley Sad Hopefully, it will be so localised we miss it - or it will be overnight after the wedding. Everything crossed!

 

YD has sent me a photo of the finished cake. It looks great. And enormous. Should be some leftovers for the shed! 

 

Quick cuppa, then more tidying before BIL's arrival.

 

Hope you're having a super fantastic holiday, KTC!!

 

Enjoy your friends' visit, FF. Hope everyone else reading this is OK! Smiley Happy

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Internet wifi awful cant read any posts without it disconnecting hopefully this will post weather soooooo hot x place very pretty food yum yum dolphin watching and cave trip on sun after wedding see you then xx
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Empty nest syndrome! They've all gone except for one sad little corpse. Smiley Sad Smiley Happy

Of course, they all went while I was at work. Smiley Sad 5 there this morning, 2 of which were still much smaller, but they were all sitting out of the nest, around the box. Won't know what to do with myself now Bob fortnight is over!

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I,m glad you managed to finally get your hair cut.  That sounds a rather weird place you were in, are you sure she didn't sneak a cheeky tattoo onto your back?

 

I had mine cut yesterday and I look and feel a lot better for it.

 

Hospital letter waiting when I got home today. Knew what it was so no panic, just consultant appt on 8th June and hopefully I shall be signed off.

 

That sounds a really good plan of yours for next Sept.  Much less stress and you'll feel so much better.

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Dashed into town again determined to get hair cut. Arggghhhhhhh!! Closed at 3pm. It's now 4. Supposed to be open til 5:30. FFS!! Smiley Mad

Found another open hairdressers/barbers and notice it's also non-appointment. Walk in. Pleasant greeting. Asked to sit in other room and wait. 3 other people waiting for one hairdresser but she's working fast. Then I look around and notice my surroundings. OMG! Spray paint graffiti, badly executed, all over the walls in a million different neon colours. A huge collection of - presumably empty- spray paint cans in the hearth. Geeez! If her artistic "skills" are like that, what will she do to my hair?? Tempted to run, but I *really* don't want to have to make a FOURTH trip into town and running out of time. How much damage can she do cutting a few inches off long straight hair? 

As I wait, I watch the 2 male biker-type customers leave with their heads shaved. The female customer waiting has an already short, weirdly dyed 'do'. She leaves with it VERY short. Here goes...... My turn.....😱...... but it's fine. She cuts off the requested amount and it looks to be even. Phew! Won't be going back, (it cost more than my usual place and wasn't overly clean!) but at least I won't look a fright on the girls' wedding photos!! Smiley Happy One advantage was the mirror. It wasn't your usual hairdresser horror, but an ornate gilt job with spray paint in random colours applied to the frame and some of the glass. It was so hideous, the apparition in the middle looked fine! Smiley Tongue Or it could be that I already felt so old and out of place that seeing me look reasonably like my normal self was a relief??! Smiley Tongue

 

Meeting with temp HT today. From September, I shall be relinquishing most of my whole class teaching. There'll still be some cover, "as and when", but not every day. Less money but much less stress, so I'm happy. When I do cover classes, I've made it clear they will have to pay me the difference - I'm determined they're not going to take the p...... Relieved to have made the decision. Perhaps I won't be so reluctant to go back after the summer holiday? Smiley Happy I should also have more time to do the things I enjoy like the library and website. 

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Grrrr! Rushed marking. Dashed into nearby market town for haircut. Closed "staff shortage. Open tomorrow." Smiley Sad Walked all round town - all other hairdressers closed on Mondays so no chance of blagging a last minute appointment anywhere else. Will have to shlepp over there again tomorrow. Grrrrr! At least I finally got to pay in BIL'S cheque for rail fare - before he arrives on Friday!! - I've been carrying it around for weeks: never near a bank when they're open! (Who uses cheques these days, anyway? I gave him my details to transfer it online!)

 

Horrible atmosphere at work. It feels like people are talking about me - but the whispered conversations are probably about something/someone else entirely. I'll just go and stand by the paranoid bench - won't sit down: it's probably booby trapped?! Smiley Very Happy

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One. More. Week. I. Can. Do. This.

 

Got to get hair cut after school today - they were closed on Saturday for one of the girls' wedding! Another one has broken her arm, so there could be a queue. (It's a no-appointment place because I refuse to pay silly money for a 5 minute trim!)

 

Meeting tomorrow to discuss my options at work. That's not going to be a barrel of laughs! Smiley Sad I'll get through it by focussing on next weekend. Smiley Happy

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Son and family over today.Took Son an hour or so to fix the lamp as his first attempt to fix the in-line switch didn't work.  A new in-line switch just not available in our shops down here, so he spliced the wires together and used insulating tape and the lamp now works.  I will get a new in-line switch on the interweb and get him to fix that too.  

 

I could have fixed the lamp last week (I'm no stranger to fixing plugs, fuses, wiring etc.) but I wanted him to do it as it was his son that broke it.

 

So a good day, family seen, lamp mended, only one more week to half-term and friends coming down.

 

 

 

 

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Caught sight of two pigeons on a roof last night as I left school. One pounced on the other much fluttering of feathers, eggs will be in a nest somewhere. I averted my eyes, such rampant sex!  I'm sure the home-owners knew nothing of the antics on their roof!  I hope you see the fledging JCJ.  

 

Have a haircut booked for Monday, very overdue but my hairdresser has been on holiday (how dare she) so I've had to wait for her to come back.  

 

Lazy day today, read books bought at charity shop this week. Now watching tv programmes recorded in week.  

 

Son and family over tomorrow, he's going to fix the lamp!

 

I need to clean my house too, friends from Herts. visiting in half-term but I've got time , I'll do it next Monday if the wedding hangover isn't too bad!

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Have a great time, KTC!

 

Our babies are nearly ready to go! They were left home alone last night and I was very worried that something had happened to Babs, but both parents feeding them every few seconds this morning. Lots of wing flapping and preening from the biggest Boblet. Fledging due in the next few days. 

 

Got to get a hair trim today ready for next week. Was going to leave it until after school, in the week, but hadn't better risk that. Also need to get OH to shift some of the piles of c*** he's got in the guest bedroom/study/plant growing room (no, not anything dodgy! It's just there's a massive West facing window, so he has trays of seedlings starting off in there - for the allotment). Loads of cleaning to do too. Suddenly seeing how much of a pigsty the place is, now that B-I-L coming!! 

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Hope you have a lovely holiday Katy, wherever you are going, I've forgotten, if I ever knew!  My mind has gone on holiday these last few weeks, I blame the drugs Smiley Tongue The posh bit? Ooh la la!  I'll be waiting for you at 11.30. on the day.

 

Not sure ALL of GD's school now in the loop but more of them are and hopefully it will sort of seep through.

 

I'm with Katy, JCJ get rid of the school stress, your life will be better for it, even if a bit of belt tightening is needed.

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Think it's a really good idea JCJ, the less stress the better, as you say you only live onceSmiley Happy!

How many hours will you do?

FF, glad GD's school are all in the know now, difficult for children as they do all wish to be the same, it depends on how different the adjustments are. Obviously she doesn't want to stick out like a sore thumb, things may be worked out very discreetly for her, fingers crossed.

 

Am basically organised now woo hoo, just found out last night we are in the posh bit of hotelSmiley Happy! YD decided very last minute that she doesn't want to be here on her own so she is heading for the sunshine too, different country from us. The prices at the same place we are were horrendous, nobody would pay that amount??

Will be appearing sporadically over the next while but will pick you up at 11.30am FF, for The Wedding of the Year.

Sending my very best wishes to the happy couple, have a brilliantly, fantastical time!!

PS Remember your tiara xx

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Another mile and a bit swum tonight. Now rounding the SW corner of Guernsey.

No records broken. Nearly had to get out after first 50 lengths due to galloping cramp in both shins and one foot, but I managed to kick it out.

 

So tired though. Didn't sleep last night. Stressed. More trouble at work Smiley Sad Only 8 working weeks left until a nice long break from it all, and I think I shall be reducing my responsibilities (and salary Smiley Sad) in September. Can't handle the stress. Life's too short - much too short in my family?!

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Oh gosh! Now I feel really bad. I didn't mean to offend - quite the opposite - I was pointing out the inappropriateness (impropriety?) of 7 year Old's contribution to the science lesson - and ended up being inappropriate myself! Sorry, Anna! Smiley Embarassed

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