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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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Saw your post had been edited by Admin, so thought I'd better edit mine too.  Don't want to get into trouble!

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Babysat GD for about 30 mins, she was in a mood.  A 2 year old having a snit, I found it amusing but it won't be as funny when she's  a teenager!  She cheered up when I put Cbeebies on.  Daughter and SIL were going into other GD's school in answer to a letter about her poor attendance level.

 

Once again this is a result of no communication within the school.  She has an ongoing medical problem. She has a medical exit card that she can show and exit lessons with no questions asked.  Her teachers are aware of this but others just look at the attendance statistics. She has had three weeks off sick in two terms. The people that they met today had no idea that she had that card. Her needs were yet again explained. 

 

In the end it turned out to be a good meeting. More help can be offered to her if she wants it (she won't, she hates anything that calls attention to her).  Exams, GCSE's (still four years away) can be tailored to her needs. School just needs documented evidence.  Oh, there's a shed load of that! 

 

Definitely best to leave the last bit out of the equation, dogs just chase cats, that's true but loved his/her chain. One of my year 2's said wolves were cuddly, furry dogs!

 

Rained all day here, just love it.  Hoping for the wettest summer on record, sorry!

 

 

 

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Definitely 6 of them and they're looking like birds now! 😁🐦

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You are bad JCJ, early Sat, bad, bad girlSmiley Happy!!

Busy painting my toenails, then will have a muggatea if I can find a clean mug, no dishes done yet but lots of things sorted, woo hoo!!

Still have never used dishwasher...............

ED's car hopefully fixed today, lastest by tomorrow fingers crossed as we are all going in her car?? xx

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When are you going KTC? Thought it wasn't until the end of the month: same weekend as the wedding? No wonder your clothes get creased if they're packed for that long?!?! Smiley Tongue

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The book was "Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery" by Henry Marsh (no idea why I called him Henry Moore - that was another guy! Smiley Happy)

 

I got it for about £1 on a Kindle deal. Worth every penny! Smiley Happy I heard him on the radio recently; he has another book out now too, which I may read sometime, although it may just be more of the same.

 

Today's funny at school: Y2 child in a science lesson about food chains (what eats what)

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Hahahaha! I didn't know what to say to her. Just explained that dogs don't eat cats - they just chase them! Smiley Very Happy

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Glad you were better after eating JCJSmiley Happy!

Oh no, no toothbrushing....................

Suitcase almost all packed, woo hoo, only have to put in stuff I use each day, very small amount, have a new case this year and it's a very fat little thing, reminds me of that mirror when I was trying on trousersSmiley LOL!!

Had GS today, such a boy, so loads of vroom vrooms, game of upside down on his head, which he loves and the best jumping off the worktops into my arms...............

Decided to slice my finger, ofcourse it would be the lynn one.

We had sunshine todaySmiley Happy xx

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Raining again here today, lovely, I love rain!  Not a lot happening, daughter called in.  I'm required to babysit youngest GD tomorrow for a short while tomorrow. No problem, just need to be up early!

 

What is the book JCJ? Sounds like something I would like to read. 

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Raining here too.

 

I was much better about an hour after eating dinner, KTC, so it was probably just low blood sugar, but it was weird because​ I didn't feel in the least bit hungry (very unlike me!)

 

I wouldn't have read the book if I'd known it had a (very small) section about BC mets. It was a fascinating insight into the life of a neurosurgeon, which I enjoyed reading. It's only afterwards that the BC part has started playing on my mind! I'm so flippin' neurotic these days!! Never used to be a hypochondriac! Smiley Sad

 

Well, must away to another day in the mad house. Must remember to clean my teeth this morning: got half way to work, yesterday and realised I'd forgotten. "1/5 for cleanliness!" What a slut. Hastily grabbed mint from handbag so at least it smelt like I'd cleaned them. Smiley Embarassed

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A giant spider just needs a violent connection with a large shoe!  That is my way of dealing with them Smiley Happy

Bam! No more spider!

 

Hope 6/7 chicks doing well, so much better than last year.

 

Raining here too, so feeling a lot better.  School a mess,  they've been painting.  Paint all over the place, on the desks, the chairs, the doors, the door handles, the sinks where they've been sent to wash their hands.......just paint everywhere. 

 

 

 

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Are you better today JCJ?? No reading those kind of books ever, ever.................

Brain is awful for playing those tricks without an added influence.

Chicks are doing well, will be great when they start leaving the nest, trying to fly etc, you will get the chance to see them all properly. Happy daysSmiley Happy!

A MIL??? an official title haha, will be wonderful.

Glad your humidifier is working again, whew, also better your son fixes lamp, FF.

 

Went out for my muggachoc today, slurpy, slurp, then into town for last hopefully bits and bobs, was drenched on the way homeSmiley Frustrated!

YD has just asked me to go into the outside stairwell, she has just shown me a giant spider, aaargh, 

get it to the Sanctuary asap, she is too scared to go out the back door now, so am ISmiley Embarassed xx

 

 

 

 

 

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6 chicks, at least, getting featherier by the hour. Babs still doing headstands excavating the nest. There may still be 7, but the nest is now so deep we can't tell who's underneath. Only seen 6 at any one time though.

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Humidifier seems to be working properly again so have not taken it back but will watch it and see. Receipt put safely away in case of need.

Why not spend money on something you enjoy?  Do NOT read books about brain surgery and bc mets. Really? Why?  Sounds as if you were just in need of food.  Hope you feel better now.

 

Rules for a MIL ;

1) Never interfere.

2) Never give unasked for advice.

3) Remain totally impartial.

5) Keep your sense of humour.

6) Refer to the above.

 

I am fortunate to have great relationships with both my SIL and DIL.  I've had each of them for about 13 years and we now understand where we're all coming from. But it took a while of time and tact to get there.  And I still follow the above rules. 

 

I am sure that the lamp fix will work but I'm going to make Son do the work as it was his boys that broke it.So that won't be until next weekend.

 

Cake , lots of cake, a cream tea in the village hall as part of the money raising for the new playground, leftovers from that and then a Gruffalo birthday cake for GD. Restrict yourselves to a small slice, it's very rich.

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PS. Did you manage to get a new humidifier, FF? Did your lamp fix work? CAKE you say?  *scurries off to the shed*.

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Definitely 6, possibly 7 chicks still growing apace and being fed lots of sunflower hearts, spiders, unidentifiable insects, fat ball chunks and bits of peanut. The oldest one is now starting to look like a bluetit as it's developing the colouring on its head. Their eyes have opened. 

 

I spent a ridiculous amount of money on bird food yesterday, but, in my defence, I get so much pleasure from watching all the birds on the feeders - even the starlings, and sometimes even the FB pigeons!! It's cheaper than keeping pets and all the more satisfying because I know they're here because they choose to be! Smiley Happy

 

Two weeks today I'll be a mother in law! Ooh! Er! M. says it was mental in Lisbon last night as the Pope was there on Friday, Portugal won some big  football thing on Saturday AND they won Eurovision. I teased her by saying they'll want her to visit again! Smiley Very Happy

 

Spent most of the afternoon gardening but had to stop because I suddenly felt terrible. Headachey and a bit sort of dizzy. Too much sun? Unlikely, it's not been THAT sunny. Too much bending? The Lurg that's been going around school? Sunday dinner went down well (Roast lamb etc etc followed by lemon tart (bought), blackcurrants​ stewed in honey and Yoo Moo frozen yoghurt. Didn't think I was hungry, but I was. Maybe that's what was wrong? Going to sit quiet with a cuppa and try not to think scary thoughts. I sooo wish I hadn't read Sir Henry Moore's book about brain surgery, specifically the bit about BC mets in the brain. Yet another demon on the shoulder to contend with!! Smiley Sad Happily trundling along, everything is fine. BC is just a thing in the past. Then, BAM! slightest symptom and I'm back on the worry bench. It's ridiculous!! Got to get a grip!

 

 

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Humidifier no longer working, looking for receipt, I know it's in the car somewhere. A very good excuse to clean the car out.  Result, one cleaned out car and the receipt is found!  Will be taking back the humudifier and exchanging it tomorrow.  

 

It will be a family day tomorrow, one of GD's will be 7 years old so a celebration and CAKE!  Leftovers in the shed as usual.