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26/02/2014 at 20:13

Yay CM, so glad it has come through at last!  Funny that N was there to witness the reaction.

26/02/2014 at 20:29

I wasn't in the Bretons, wherever they may be. I was in the Brecons!

Yes, it was hilarious timing. To be fair, I wasn't going to phone in a warning of resignation; had decided to do it in writing tomorrow or Thurs when the hard copy arrived. But when N emailed me to say that he was actually with my boss, I knew I had to do it there and then. He then said to N that he really didn't understand why I was leaving now because he thought everything was OK now and I was much happier. I hate to say it but isn't that such a typically bloke-ish thing to say?? I was off sick for the best part of 6 weeks late last year; nothing has changed at work and he knows I've been suffering with this jaw thing which is also a symptom of stress / anxiety. And yet he thinks everything is OK now?!?!

Anyway I've had such a fabulous day with J today; and tomorrow E is FORCING me to take her to Wookey Hole. It is such a naff place but the kids love it (I think TTid knows it well!). I'm sure we'll have fun. And then it's her birthday... which reminds me. We're going swimming with T and also with my friend and her boys. Must undertake some deforestation....

26/02/2014 at 20:30

oh and I've arranged my car insurance through comparethemarket and just ordered a meerkat toy. how sad am I?

26/02/2014 at 20:39

Occasionally we think of Wooky Hole when down at my Dads, not made it there yet though.....

Good on you CM!

26/02/2014 at 20:44

What he means is - she's not been directly speaking to me about any problems for the last while so I shall just pretend the problems/stress have gone away and we can carry on as usual - heaven forbid he ever came to you and said 'how are things going CM?" I really hope you get a much better manager in the new job - or even just a moderately ok one!! A university is such a different work environment which should be a good change (I loved working in a uni) and also am guessing it won't be so heavily male dominated?!

26/02/2014 at 20:49

I worked at Wookey Hole one summer, was good fun.  I think they have added a lot of new attractions since I was there last.  Was really just the caves, the old Victorian pier arcade games, some waxworks and I think some fairground mirrors when I was there.  That was many many moons ago now though (1988 I think, gulp!).

Yes CM, despite TT's accurate observation about no one checking out your bikini line at the pool, that occasion definitely calls for it.

Max's birthday party on March 8th is also planned to be at the pool so some definite grooming required for me just in case I feel the need to get in.  I am part Italian (and part silverback gorilla I think!) so not pretty and would need the knee length tri-shorts if I was not going to do anything at all!

26/02/2014 at 21:01
Lol at silverback gorilla

And yes to hoggle's accurate description of boss situation. He hasn't talked to me at all about the reasons I was off with stress. It has all been brushed under the carpet. I shall give my reasons though as it is part of hr policy to ask for reason for resignation. They won't pay any attention to it. But that is now 4 people resigned from the team since last may. And it is a team of 10 so that is pretty high attrition!!
26/02/2014 at 21:07
Lol TT to silverback gorilla, that's me too
26/02/2014 at 21:08
That's brilliant re resignation CM and hope ur jaw is stress related and clears up soon
26/02/2014 at 21:15

Aaarrrrrrgh just lost my post

Cm i was on the backroads yesterday between dan yr ogof caves and Neath yesterday which took me by some waterfalls?? 

yippee to resignation, impending arrivals, gorillla look, moving house and one to one time with offspring

Boo to more rubbish weather forecast (getting colder again!?) 

had a day off today so kids enjoyed some time with my dad while i tramped over some hills and then added some road to bump it up to 14 miles. 

good to see that responsible parents are doing appropriate things for their kids birthdays..... Tom is 7 on monday and we have absolutely Nowt arranged. my nan also reminded me that it is my anniversary on sat. 

26/02/2014 at 21:23

yeah  that's the place, camlo. henrhyd waterfalls. not far from dan yr ogof. it is beautiful round there. twas freezing today though. and quite slippy on the way down to the river. but J was delighted with his haul of acorns, which he decided were a rare find at this time of year. obviously we were in an oak forest. but you know. the squirrels had obviously not done a good job

26/02/2014 at 21:48

right I've decided I'm too old to be fannying around over the bathroom sink with a disposable razor so have ordered myself an epilator. I am shocked at how much they cost but I'm buying it now because I won't be able to afford it when I start my new job!!!

26/02/2014 at 22:25
I have an Argos value epilator, was about ??15. I only use it on my legs tho. Not keen on using it on underarms or bikini line, would rather use wax strips on them, quicker and less faff.
26/02/2014 at 22:29
Beware CM, the first few times the epilator hurts. A lot. But then it gets easier and easier, and I now use my for legs, underarms and bikini line and it's fab. but you do have to get through the early stages...with gin, drugs, whatever it takes! Good news on your resignation, and always nice to know that you're appreciated and will be missed - even if it is too late!

My mum grew up near cheddar, so I remember wooky from TTs days, and we used to love it. I believe it's now much more commercialised, but haven't been there for years. Hubby and I went for a walk along cheddar gorge during part of our honeymoon though - hard to remember how young and carefree we were then!!

We have finally got our car back, and entertainingly (sort of!), it sounds as though they didn't really know what was wrong with it, and gave hubby the runaround on Saturday when he went down there to find out what they'd been doing, but have now re-booted the software which has fixed the problem! But the best news this evening was that they've decided to cover all the costs under warranty which is a huge relief (it's about a month out of warranty). One of those things you don't realise you've really been worrying about until it's sorted - especially when they'd been talking about replacing computer control panels at upwards of 1k!!

Ugh, we're having our hall, stairs and landing decorated. So far we've had all the paper stripped - before we went away - and this week the plasterers are about half way through. How and why does plaster dust get everywhere?!! It's hopeless with all the children as basically the whole house is out of action because you can't get between any rooms! Seems like they're on track though, so will hopefully finish on Friday and then only the painting to do...which will take about 3 weeks and will involve wet paint all over the house. What could possibly go wrong?
26/02/2014 at 22:36

OMG are you people crazy? Epilators - seriously! That should be used by the forces as a form of torture!!! I clearly didn't manage to push past as you did Vixo!!

26/02/2014 at 22:38

Ha ha to epilator CM. Vixo is right bit they are fab once u get used to it. Even so, I still treat myself to a bikini wax at a salon regularly. "Treat?!" Well u know what I mean. I like it all super neat and sorted down there and can't do that myself so..... I went once when I was 36 wks pregnant and had a bit of a funny turn on the table. The girl had just applied a load of wax bit I thought I was gonna be sick so I sat up... and felt the wax stick to the paper towel underneath me..... And set. I had basically glued my nether regions to the sheet. It took 10 minutes of prising to release me. Oh the shame. 

Pleased about house move Kinsey, job offers, fun days with kids, races , etc. will write more tmrw when on cpieywr not phone. Come on baby pip ! 

26/02/2014 at 22:43

I think those waterfalls you are talking about are where I went gorge walking for my hen weekend - have a great photo of me somewhere absolutely coated in mud after being thrown in a swamp!!! Was a fabby weekend in Brecon.

Just loved the image of N being witness to your boss and the oh f*@k reaction!! Hoggle summed it up well though - yes a fairly typical male response.

Phew to the car Vixo, know what you mean about not realising something is stressing you out. Plaster definitely gets everywhere. When I was pregnant with S we had all the plaster stripped off walls in our lounge to be redone with lime plaster - was absolutely awful, had to decamp to mum and dads for two weeks as couldn't be in it while happening.

Camlo - yay to getting out on a run and a good one at that

Forgot what a busy time it is with bdays at the moment ... Hope Pip's is on the way now too.

So happy birthday to Kit for tmrw and Martha in case I forget.  And then more next week.  S will be 7 in a few weeks time, no idea what we will do, is a nightmare as the weekend of her birthday has two orienteering events + a rugby festival and various family members will be wanting to do different things, let alone fitting in a birthday treat - may have to do something weekend before so I don't lose the plot.

I ran in the sun today and it was glorious, even though still flipping windy. 9.6 miles, nothing niggled until 6 miles and then a few things were pulling. I wore some shoes I haven't worn for ages (so they are not worn out) - they are much more cushioned and padded and felt bl**dy awful, and the inserts are definitely still out for jury.  So I am definitely going back to my more minimal shoes for starters and am not convinced on these inserts ... I still can't see how I managed to run for 5 months last year straight with narry a niggle, in fairly minimal shoes and now suddenly all this is because my foot rolls more than it should (which it was likely doing last year too). Agree there is something in it, but not sure we've reached a proper solution yet ... watch this space ...

26/02/2014 at 22:58

Snorted at that brookie. 

Epilators are up there with water boarding in my opinion.  I had one but swore constantly trying to use it.  I kind of repeated the f word with every rotation.  Waxing hurts a lot less tho I don't wax my legs As I'm a woos.


26/02/2014 at 22:59

Great that you've resigned cm!


happy birthday kit and Martha. 

27/02/2014 at 00:25

I snorted at that too Brookie!!!


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