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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Bore da pawb

    More than usually bleary eyed this morning after an intermitant night.

    Hope OW and all other poorlies are feeling better.

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    Posted by Lilo (U12007400) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning everyone on the early threads. This will be...my....last.....post.

    I don't post regularly, but every time I've poked my nozzle in here, just to know some other daft person has got up at 5am, someone is around to reply.

    Stay safe and well. Stay together somewhere.

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Hi Lilo

    There's a pot of coffee on the go here.

    I'm sure we shall settle into a new home somewhere.
    On one thread (or was it the blog[spit], Bette said ML was like a village. It is now being bulldozed and the trouble is people are re-housing themselves in at least two other places. No doubt there will be traffic to and fro but the break up saddens me.

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    Posted by organistswife (U14259593) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning.
    I've just LA'd Feedback.
    What an inarticulate......person!

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Hope you're feeling better, OW.

    I almost felt sorry for him, he was so obviously ill at ease (a less polite description has been self-modded).

    I was once interviewed live for Radio Kent (me in a cupboard in Canterbury, the ineterviewer in Maidstone) and I thought I was dreadful but I sounded a whole lot better than he did without the benefit of edits.

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by organistswife (U14259593) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Much improved MyMum.
    I did feel the quality of his interview waned as it progressed & he became more inarticulate .

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by organistswife (U14259593) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    The sky is lightening here, even though we have mist.

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    I noticed yesterday how the mornings are getting earlier IYSWIM but still dark by 'ere.

    I'm taking another step towards normality today - going to a mini Amnest conference. Several 'local' groups getting together, fortunately in Cardi (and in the morning!)

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by organistswife (U14259593) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Brilliant MyMum.
    I'm at my best in the early part of the day.

    Here we will be dealing with drainage issues!

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    That sounds like fun (not)!

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by organistswife (U14259593) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Exactly!

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by itchy-feet (U7132842) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Back to DD's house after a very successful 4th Birthday party. DGS had a ball and has now gone to his father til 4 tomorrow. His dad has bought him a child's Audi powered car , be good if he paid his child support first.
    Anyway I must not be bitter, and have sent DD off for a drink with friends as she has worked so hard. also means I can sit and recover

    .Gearing up for Thursday and my return to UK

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    That sounds a familiar story, Itchy. But I'm glad a good time was had. How lovely for your DD to have you there to share the fun and the hard work. Hope you eenjoy every second of your last few days with them.

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Word-Lover - BBC MBs are dead - long live ML (U1160777) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Morning, earlies, from misty, though dry, Essex.

    Well, that's my hairdresser's appointment made for Thurs (so I won't be peering through my fringe at Tate Modern!) and some shopping done, so today should be a comparatively easy one at home.

    I'll be sticking it out here to the bitter end on Mon 25. Where will I go after then? I'm in both Sue's and Peet's, but Sue's seems to have the better atmos at the mo, so that's where I'm currently posting. See you there, those that wish to join us there. I'll still pop my head round the door in Peet's, too........

    Hagadapa.

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by pollyyorks (U14608118) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning all.

    Looks like a nice morning with pink sky. Pleased you are feeling better OW and good luck with the drainage.

    Enjoy you outing Grace.

    Finishing tea then out to supermarket for the paper and a few bits and bobs.

    Going to a friend tonight to look at holidays.

    Have a pleasant day.

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by organistswife (U14259593) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Me too W-L.

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by Athena Ergane (U14927530) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Morning all.

    I plan on being here till the end as well, but I must have a wander round the other two - at the present I am leaning towards Sue's.

    Not sure what the day will bring, I might wander down to the bathroom shop again - they might be open this time.

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  • Message 18

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    Posted by Dirigibles was here (U7278225) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Hello, Earlybirds.
    Sorry to have missed Lilo, I was a bit late as the Queen was selling cheese at our local farmers' market.
    Even though Thursday is rushing towards you, it's been a wonderful long holiday, Itchy, and the prospect of a trip for your DD and DGS must be very exciting.
    I'm gradually deflating, and expect to be folded up and put away on the 25th. A while to go yet, though.

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  • Message 19

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    Posted by San Fairy Anne (U14257911) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good Morning All!

    Pretty pink-grey-misty morning with just a touch of frost. Chicken wrangling and then we are having a day out, including lunch. Anywhere. It's safe underfoot and we can't do the usual chores so we might as well just go.

    Sithee, and make it a good one. SFAnne™

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  • Message 20

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    Posted by shloo_mummy (U8244894) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Itchy it sounds like a good party. As grace says, enjoy every last moment with them!

    Glad you are feeling better OW, sorry about the drains.

    Another one deeply unimpressed with 'Nigel' on Feedback. I shall have to get on with metaphorical packing my bags. During the course of the day I'll often log in to the boards from an iPad, iPod, desk computer at the office, work laptop at home and desktop at home. [blimey, where did all that techy stuff come from?]. For some reason my home desktop computer is refusing to let me log in to Sue's. and I've registered on Peet's but couldn't post.

    MiL is due to visit today. Had better check the cupboards as I haven't quite thought through food, what with dramas here, work being busy and the Red Shoes yesterday...... [most definitely worn with knickers, whoever it was who questioned that yesterday!]

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  • Message 21

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    I shall sit it out here to the bitter end too and then will probably flit between Peet's and Sue's thereafter. Am I right in thinking that the consensus for the EB thread is Sue's?

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  • Message 22

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    Posted by mrs trellis (U14533794) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Bore da possums
    Made it back safely to the swamp - despite BP nearly going through the roof while driving and listening to Feedback at the same time. When CF appears - sorry about the very rood language you must have heard as I was near your gaff at the time and shouting. Even my OH was appalled at the 'performance' and called him a worm. I said that was being unkind to worms...
    It's quite foggy here this morning . We may head into the Welsh smoke. And I need to return my waterproof jacket - the zip has broken on the replacement given for the same fault on the original one...
    Mrs T

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  • Message 23

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    Posted by Her First Steps (U3518248) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning everyone. I hope you get issued a jacket from a non- faulty batch this time, Mrs T!

    It's a lovely day here so I'm planning to get on with some garden tidying.

    Now I'm off to "Sue's" Mustard pages. She doesn't like it to be called that, but at the moment I think it's preferable to referring to her site as "not Peet's".

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  • Message 24

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    Posted by Glorybal-MUSTARDLAND FOREVER (U7278111) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning all.

    Sorry to hear about OW's drains and to have missed Lilo.

    I am registered inBoth Peet's and Sue's but so is a pastry related item. Another who will flit between both but will go to wherever the kitchen is.

    I realised yesterday afternoon that I won't - indeed can't - be here at the very end. It is the day of my twice yearly visit to the chest clinic. It's the long day as I have various tests as well as the Consultant to see, so I will be there until about 1pm.
    The realisation - combined with tiredness after friends visit - left me unable to think of anything except myself/my feelings.


    I heard Nigel and read on a thread (in DtA) that Feedback had removed vast chunks of silence as he took even longer in RL to reply and was even more disjointed.
    At least his mother loves him, because I do not.

    The saying in Slough was alway "Fur coat, no knickers!", schloo. I think my mother used it to imply that the method of obtaining the fur was questionable.

    Shopping today and also some tidying of our son's bedroom. I haven't been in since he left and will need to prepare it for his return at the end of March.

    More coffee anyone? It's from Guatamala this week.

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  • Message 25

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    Posted by borchesterbouncer (U14738918) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning all.

    Glad OW is feeling a bit better.

    A busy day today, work this morning then viewing a house at one then back to work early evening.

    Being a very new bug here I shall go with the flow as to new premises. Personally I am finding Sues easier to follow but am posting at Peets as well. I do feel like we are all milling around the station with our labels and bags in hand at the moment like rather elderly evacuees!

    Another one very disappointed with the gentleman on the radio yesterday.

    Have as good a day as possible.

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  • Message 26

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    Posted by Ex Tram Driver (U5244457) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning all. A late wake up for the lapdog this morning; I've been doing things which involved pencil and paper this morning.

    It sounds like I made a good choice for my blood pressure not to listen to Feedback yesterday - I'd just got in from the Commute & really needed to wind down for the evening. Plans for today involve a market trip this morning and a Nevent (local) this afternoon. Tomorrow will be quiet - next week, by comparison, will be busy as the only way I will get lengthy time for myself in the rest of February will be to take time off work... (Day trip to Scotland on Friday, Nevent on Sunday and what could turn into a wake on Saturday, but with good company)

    Delighted that DGS had an enjoyable birthday party, Itchy.

    Sounds like a gentle day being planned all round

    Hope all have as good a day as possible.

    XTD

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  • Message 27

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    Posted by mrs trellis (U14533794) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    'Elderly' BB?! Nah - we are just the wrong sort of listener. Now where's my gas mask and luggage label...?

    I'm going to ask for either a different colour jacket or my money back.
    Fog is vanishing and the sun is coming out.
    Mrs T

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  • Message 28

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    Posted by Cheshire Cat (U14533219) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Morning all.

    Did I read that right - the Queen was selling cheese at a farmer's market? Sounds surreal.

    The grass is white with frost this morning. I thought it felt chilly last night.

    Itchy, little one's father sounds like he is over-compensating for failing to give regular funds. As someone else has said - not unusual behaviour.

    I think my DD has plans to go into town today, to see a Chinese dragon wend its way through the streets, so I may join her. I have shopping to get too.
    I arrived at the stupourmarket yesterday and realised that my cards were still by the phone, where I had left them when booking my accommodation. With only £20 in my purse my list of necessities suddenly became a lot shorter - Dog's fud was a priority.

    Hagdapa
    - and may you find your place
    Chesh

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  • Message 29

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    Posted by Betsi clwc clwc (U11288289) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Bore Da
    Last day of being really busy in RL. Hopefully things will settle down next week so I can start packing my bags to leave. At the moment I haven't a clue where I'm going so I shall send out several SOSs in Monday.

    The reality of this is beginning to dawn on me and I can't start to tell you how sad I feel. One of the saddest parts is newbies will not be able to find us and therefore we shall not get an injection of new blood into the kitchen. I love hearing the daily tales from and about the "youngsters" here around the Aga.

    I was driving yesterday afternoon and nearly crashed the car at one point as I was so disgusted with what I heard.




    I heard from Rips last night. Life is is being tough at present.

    DMS is coming home today with his friend. His friend only eats Pot Noodles and cheap burgers. I don't have any in the cupboard. Last time he came he just sat and watched us eat....

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  • Message 30

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    Posted by auldhairy (U14258268) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning folks, It’s a cold and frosty morning with the sun expected to shine.
    www.bbc.co.uk/weathe...

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  • Message 31

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    Posted by Dirigibles was here (U7278225) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Sorry, Chesh, it was just a dream - woke at five, dozed off again to find HM in a nearby hall, wielding a large knife and 'knighting' a cheese. She dropped the knife, the cheese crumbled, I bent to help, she said "Leave it, don't touch me".
    Good to have news of Rips, sorry that things are tough.
    Mrs T, it's possible that different colours are made in different places and some variety of quality then results. Glad that you are safely home.

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  • Message 32

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    Posted by Ex Tram Driver (U5244457) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Betsi, I know what you mean about new blood - the whole point is that this is not a clique, even if it has a c-leek.

    Thanks for giving us the news about Rips - I was wondering how she & W were. All the best to them.

    Mrs T, the early morning mist lifted here about half an hour ago.

    XTD

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  • Message 33

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    Posted by SussexCornflower InTheFinalCountdown (U13833966) on Saturday, 16th February 2013



    Morning All.

    No rain and it may stay that way - hope so. I think Spring is on the way.

    Just got wildy excited as a couple of blue tits were investigating the nest boxes in the garden.

    Enjoy the step forward, MyMum.

    Enjoy the drainage things, OW (well....perhaps you could just supervise from indoors).

    Hope you've booked a place elsethread before you deflate, Dirigibles. If not, get on and do it now for all our sakes! The Queen would have said the same if you had stopped to chat to her.

    I thought the "debate" on Feedback was as you would expect really. Nigel was certainly uncomfortable but it will take a miracle to save this board.

    Interesting to hear other EB's views of where the Early Thread will go. I tend to agree that Sue's is a lot easier to navigate and post on. There are a lot of MLers (not just EBs) signed up there but they are signed up with Peet's too.

    It's not a competition of course! But it does mean MLers will be split up which is a great shame.


    I must get the rest of the stuff down from the back bedroom and divide it into "tip" "charity shop" and "recycle".


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  • Message 34

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    Posted by borchesterbouncer (U14738918) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Goodness Dirigibles that was a bit rude of HM, wasn't it? I shall see her in a different light now. Hope it wasn't a nice piece of Wensleydale.

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  • Message 35

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    He'll just have to bring his own then, betsi. DD had a friend who *only* ate meat - she went very hungry the weekend she visited us.

    Very true about the loss of 'newbies' after the move. I don't want to be put into an ageist ghetto playing my back catalogue of DID. That is the beauty of ML - the diversity of the users.

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  • Message 36

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    Posted by Dirigibles was here (U7278225) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    I don't want to be put into an ageist ghetto playing my back catalogue of DID.  

    What a lovely image, Grace.

    It looked like a huge truckle of Cheddar, BB.

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  • Message 37

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    Posted by pollyyorks (U14608118) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Back from the shops. It is a lovely morning, misty and frosty but with sun shine, making for a very pleasant walk.

    I have registered in both Peet's and Sue's so shall follow the flow although I find Sue's easier on the eye.

    Listened to Feedback yesterday and was quite apalled at that person called Nigel.

    Off to read paper, drink tea and eat a cinnamon danish.

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  • Message 38

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    Posted by Athena Ergane (U14927530) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    I suspect that the unprepared idiot they wheeled out had assumed he would be dealing with some inarticulate 'oldies' who would be so overawed by being allowed into a studio that they would make fools of themselves and be easily dismissed

    Oh boy was he wrong!

    We keep being told that there are lots of other on-line places where we can go, but how do you find them?
    I'm not talking about single-interest sites, I already belong to a couple of those, but sites with a wide-ranging spread of knowledge/interests.

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  • Message 39

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    Posted by mrs trellis (U14533794) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Dirig - that's my thinking! A duff batch of purple zips may be the culprit.
    I do wish these 'difficult' eaters would either not accept invitations or bring their own supplies - difficult where it is a vegetarian household I agree. My NDNs have a daughter in law who assumes that when she visits, every piece of cheese, fruit, and salad has been bought purely for her consumption alone. She also wastes a lot of it. Drives my friend to distraction!
    Mrs T

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  • Message 40

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    Posted by Word-Lover - BBC MBs are dead - long live ML (U1160777) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    >We keep being told that there are lots of other on-line places where we can go, but how do you find them?
    I'm not talking about single-interest sites, I already belong to a couple of those, but sites with a wide-ranging spread of knowledge/interests. <

    I know the feeling. I've felt that this ML has been getting steadily worse over the last couple of years, and have wondered where else to go. There's Usenet, I suppose, now hosted by Google as Google Groups
    https://groups.goog...
    but that is mainly a collection of special-interest groups. For The Archers, there's the group uk.media.radio.archers
    https://groups.goog...

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  • Message 41

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    Posted by peacecandle (U14863223) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good Morning and Bore Da all.

    I'm happy going of to Sues, or if we decide peets, for now.

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  • Message 42

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    Posted by DragonFluff (U6879248) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Morning, all

    Brr. Cold here.

    I have to voice a preference for Sue's ML - partly because I find it easier to read, but also because of the presence of Christmas comestibles.

    Peace and sticking together

    Fluff x

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  • Message 43

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    Posted by Cheshire Cat (U14533219) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    I think once we have up sticks and settled into our new home (and I suspect that Sue's is probably the place for the Earlies, judging by current usage) then it will be easy enough to provide a link to FB and Twitter from time to time, so that newbies can find us.
    We could also put a posting up in Mumsnet - is there a Dadsnet?






    Of course, they may think that we talk about TA.

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  • Message 44

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    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    My water is now as murky as a murky thing and smelling like a chemical works.

    Must dash - the number of buses I've missed because of posting here . . !

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  • Message 45

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    Posted by redbird (U3837163) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Bore da, seems we are on our way to Conway to see an exhibition of paintings. Will catch up later.

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  • Message 46

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    Posted by Betsi clwc clwc (U11288289) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    For the time left is it worth posting the link daily for Sue's and Peets here for any lurkers who wish to follow us and might have missed the links. (I know of one already Betsi hangs her head in shame)

    Right shower and off I go again. I'll be pleasd to slow down.

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  • Message 47

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    Posted by borneomom (U4770405) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning from Germany, no snow yippee but still grey and murky.Having been ill for quite a while there is tons of catching up cleaning, lesson-preparation and even eating to be done this weekend.
    I listened to Feedback yesterday, Nigel Smith was embarrassingly poor.
    I suppose these boards have grown into much, much more than whoever started them ever realized they could be. Reminds me of this week's lessons, where we had the topic The Commonwealth. My Germans have been very perlexed.
    "But what's it for?"
    They all ask. It's hard for me to explain, but in the back of my mind has been that saying about people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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  • Message 48

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    Posted by poshquilter (U3799549) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Good morning
    Lovely day here.
    OH has gone off rather grumpily to do some DIY at DDs house. They are away for weekend visiting other DD, and have got a problem with their front door. This wet weather has caused so much swelling of the wood that they can only open it with difficulty, so he has gone to plane the bottom and rehang it. Apparantly it is all my fault, I suggested he help them with it! Trouble is, it isn't a job to be done with a fast moving toddler in the house, so best done while they are away.
    I listened to Feedback last night. I almost felt sorry for the squirmy Nigel. He was so badly prepared, one wonders how he ever passed any interview. The silences whilst he thought of something....anything.... to say were deafening. Perhaps he knows so little about the programmes (Archers or Feedback) that he thought he would just read a prepared statement, and found himself like a rabbit in the spotlight, with no hiding place. The evasive replies to the questions about budgets were appaling. Surely no budget is secret, it is a publicly funded organisation, and it is our money! The listeners brought in to speak were so much better prepared, and articulate in their responses to questions.
    I shall do a day of domestics here. Rather a lot to catch up on as I have had a busy week what with baby, work, sewing day.... everything else has been rather put on the back burner.
    Hagadapa.

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  • Message 49

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    Posted by poshquilter (U3799549) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Meant to say, I have looked at both Sue's and Peet's and it looks as if more of us are using Sue's at the moment.
    Christmas pastries seem to be much in evidence at Peet's, and also at the Telegraph link that Auldhairy put up yesterday.... Since she doesn't seem to have too many names(!) it is easy to spot her there!

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  • Message 50

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    Posted by Ell Kaye (U2222944) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Morning all....sunny here for a change....I heard the last 5 mins of Mr Smiff's mumblings, coming home from Tesco in the car.....how do these people get powerful jobs, when they are such poor interviewees?

    I'll be going to Sue's as 'you know who' is rampaging around Peet's recruiting posters for 'her' Daily Telegraph Message Board...yes really! & Peet seems to think she's ok, if the posters don't upset her......

    Abel has set up the EmmaNR11 Copers & Carers thread, & I've moved Hotel California over there as well...

    I expect the DtA may be better in Peets, but I rarely stepped in this one... as there was a hard core of Archer Character Dissers posting in there.

    It's fascinating really there are a lot of 'lost' posters logging in, names I've not seen for years...so perhaps it is time to move.

    Quiet day at Chez Kaye planned.

    HAGDAPA

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