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16/11/2012 at 12:09

*self indulgent post alert*


W*rking from home today in order to get damp proofing finished which was delayed from last week. Have moved important work commitments around to allow this to happen whilst making my life more complicated. Phoned damp proofing company earlier in the week to ensure all was arranged. So why.....why, indeed, do they phone to say they can't make it as planned and can they come on Monday instead??????

After an interesting conversation, they promise they will be with me this afternoon.

*and breathes*


16/11/2012 at 12:22

Oh dear - trials and tribulations

(((((JFF and family))))

((((((((DL)))))))))) - it p*sses me off beyond belief when they do that to you - I've had several such conversations over the years.............

I am seriously struggling for motivation today so could someone please find the harribert

16/11/2012 at 12:34
(((Amandax and family)))

((((JFF and family))))

(((Snaily and Vick))))

((((DL's damp)))

Can't stand Terry Wogan but the six youngsters who have been taking turns to pedal a ricks haw from Llandudno to London in a week are amazing. One has cerebral palsy, another's had a kidney transplant, and a young lad with glaucoma. I'm with you Westie on the overseas aid, still can't get my head round kiddies dying from preventable diseases in Africa though :0(

Mr Tubs has been creosoting anything that looks remotely wooden. Megs has been lunged, strapped and is now out chilling with Fling. Stables mucked out, swept, water done, veteran mix soaked for tea ( for Fling ). Goats cheese on toast for lunch with ketchup :0) nom nom nom :0)

16/11/2012 at 13:24
Tubsterr wrote (see)
Megs has been lunged,
. Goats cheese on toast for lunch with ketchup :0) nom nom nom :0) 

That's just so wrong 

*uses Harribert Poddswards to motivate a feloow WAISTopper and vent frustrations*

Thanking you kindly

16/11/2012 at 15:50


(((Amandax and family)))



*wields harribert towards Podds*

(((DL))) I feel your pain!

I'm afraid that I forgot to vote . In my defence, I had nothing through the letterbox to gve me a clue as to who was standing or why (Yes, I understand that the money they had to stump up didn't even get them a mailshot). It seems as if this is another area in which we are adopting USA ways .

Another grey day here, was glad to get aquagym and Tescos over and get home.


WAIST well xxx



M...eldy    pirate
16/11/2012 at 16:47

Do you mind if I have a scream??


Thats better, thank you

As you were  

16/11/2012 at 17:58

Oh dear ! Who's rattle your cage Meldy!?

((((Amandax)))))) and what a sensible boy you have
((((((Family Far Far)))))

A parent sent in a note, could they borrow a ruler to do the  maths homework, the child; aged 6 has an ipod but not a ruler!!? 

Friends coming round this evening for a takeaway

M...eldy    pirate
16/11/2012 at 18:05

The sooner these PCCs get a grip the better thats all I will say   

(safe in the knowledge that nothing will change)

16/11/2012 at 18:06
Spence wrote (see)
A parent sent in a note, could they borrow a ruler to do the  maths homework, the child; aged 6 has an ipod but not a ruler!!?

???? and ????

Isn't that normal?????

16/11/2012 at 18:09

((((Amadax))) and (((Far fars))))

Similar situation here. Colleagues father had a stroke at the end of half-term and was in hospital for a few days, until they decided that he wasn't responding to any treatment, so they withdrew the antibiotics, (although they changed their minds for 24 hours when there was a slight improvement) maintaining painkillers. Died peacefully soon after.

16/11/2012 at 18:10

Can you not get a ruler App for the iPod? 


16/11/2012 at 18:24

I get cross with parents who think they can buy stuff when really what they need is to spend time and talk to their children.

One last year didn't know her numbers. Mother said there's an app on the ipad, etc. No, you need to walk round and point out house numbers, the number on the bus, at the shops etc.

And one reasonably intelligent mother was telling me about her kids, they have this DVD on after their tea, then go to their rooms and watch their own films. Fair enough, she did go up (she says) and turn off at 7:30 when she wanted them to go to sleep. What happened to bedtime story, quality time?

(and you know our parents are not exactly time-poor with high powered executive jobs!)

Grrrr! thank goodness there's a soapbox around when you want one...

PS I've entered a race! I haven't actually run since the JW relay ... keep being a bit busy this week despite good intentions. Still, it's "only" the Santa Dash - Mr P is in too this year! and Pippette, but she's done it a few times already.

M...eldy    pirate
16/11/2012 at 18:24

Funny enough that crossed my mind as well XB!

16/11/2012 at 19:03

All you fans of CIN.  I've just heard a BBC radio presenter say she so excited as she's  just seen stars like Zoe Ball and Susan Boyle.


Another phenomonon I've clocked is the  caring mother pushing a buggy with a child in, whilst mummy earth is devoting all her attention to her mobile phone call totally ignoring her child.

My own step grandson has a laptop, phone, XBox, Wii, Nintendo DS and all the games but shoes with holes in.

I'm off to read my book.

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
16/11/2012 at 19:38


I'm with you on the CIN stuff and the wonderful caring parenting that is going on in this world of ours. I really shudder and the sheer commercialism that is the alter on which the god of greed sits. This time of year of course he puts on his red suit and wears a fluffy white beard!

I'd step down of this soap box, but I'm too tired! 

I'm off to Brizzle tomorrow on a course, then to Swindon to see my step mother. I need to remember to have lots of dosh to be able to get back into Wales!

I hope your damp course got sorted DL, specially with all this wet stuff being chucked at us! It's persisting down at the moment, which is not exactly a bad thing, the fireworks started earlier - the rain soon put a stop to them!

16/11/2012 at 21:20

One step.

9 years ago today I took my last step as a smoker and my first step as a runner.

I'm celebrating 9,274 miles of smiles. A few tears. Some cake. Oh, and a smattering of swear words.

M...eldy    pirate
16/11/2012 at 21:27

Nice one XB   

They let you back in Sue??!!

I am off home shortly, another late shift tomorrow so I shall report it then

Night all

16/11/2012 at 23:50
Well done XB

Sorry forgot to say grrrrr DL, I'm very glad Mr Spence does all our jobs!
I used to love reading bed time stories got loads of photos/videos of me fast asleep cuddled up to one or other of them, book open

I'm stuffed!

Nighty nights.
17/11/2012 at 07:09

Morning Tribe

Another late night

Another broken night due to some  yoof outside my house chatting and pinging /dinging/ ringing their phones / gadget thingies at 0130

Being such a ridiculously light sleeper has some advantages but one heck of a lot of drawbacks too!

any road - up bright and early and it's..........saturday  yaaayyy

Off for communal (6) dog walk and then brekkies at pal's house

17/11/2012 at 07:25

Morning each,

It's chilly here - the weather and HL.  I've plainly done something wrong, not sure exactly what at the mo.

XB, well done on the tabs and the plodding. I assumed you were a lifelong runner and healthy type. Superb.

Not sure woss happening with GD today, her parents are still being pains.




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