Been lurking but bit bizzy here at the mo but read back and wanted to say
hope the move goes smoothly and you and your father are able to relax a little. it's hard. Xx
FP glad the extraction went well!
(((((((Sluggie's TM and daughter))))))
the emotional rollercoaster must be very tough.
yums, don't know if your school does it, but in some places older students, who really understand the material and have the right personality, coach younger ones. When it works it can be cery successful for both. any chance?
We are storm-tossed but basically OK. No trains ran in the northern half of the country all afternoon, but only the level of damage expected. The full flood barriers were brought into action, as a surge of about 14 feet was expected; but the barriers are built to handle 18 feet if necessary. There are double teams of dijkwachters out all night patrolling the dikes as high water is due about 1.30 am but things look all right. Hope Planet Ffanett and all points west stay high and dry tonight!!! Xxx
Nice shoes, Pipps! (Can't possibly evaluate them, but they look the biz!)]
Be sure to keep us posted, Nogs!
Daffs, loved the photos on the blog! And running cos you like it, and what it allows you to do, is the whole point, isn't it?
Hope the lunch is very much focused on the present, and no difficult associations intrude. And that when you get home you can admire the new slimline radiator!
Ah, Peter, I didn't realise you supplied PPE. After 30 years in the oil industry, I know and love it well.
Westie, have a wonderful day out with Scott! I love the thought of the two of you up in the hills! When I lived in Edinburgh I used to love hillwalking up in your general direction---I have some unforgettable memories of storms followed by sun in Glen Almond.
Morning Spence, that sounds like a very yum lasagne!!!
Giant cake made yesterday and delivered last night at rehearsal. About to bike into town, sing carols, bike to different place in town, rehearse and sing at investiture of friend. Won't be back til 6 or so tonight but lots of music and an effortless 25 k of cycling, what more could you want? Happy Saturdays all! xx
You sound ouchy and very fed up. Don't blame you, work politics are the WORST. Well, as Sluggie says, at least it's Friday.
Amandax, do let us know how you find the night run. I quite like going out at night, but I'm in a village so I can stay on pavements that are lit and can look in people's windows as I go past. Not sure even a head torch would keep me from tripping but then I'm a klutz.
Coco, I'm glad the evening wound up at least bearable. Bet you're glad it's the weekend, though, you need some time off now.
Melds, like Coco says, let us know how the FGO has got on. He's a good fella so I'm sure he'll settle down quickly. The GPO, now, that's a different story BTW, any news from the errant lodger???
Peter, I never realised that shoe sizes were such a sensitive part of your job! Can you explain, or is it not something you want to talk about before the 9 pm watershed?
Daffs, that sounds like a very, um, bracing outing! Being cold and lost on the hills is one of those things it's more fun to recount afterward than to do! Here, have another cuppa. And if you have any leftover cake, this is the moment, I reckon
That really is adding insult to injury. You were clearly in pain, the biddy antiB's made you sick, and the last thing you needed was snarky remarks! Hope the meds work now so that at least the infection subsides enough that they can do what they need to next week. xx
Sluggie, nice that you've earned the right to stay tucked up. Cold, grey and miserable is the situation here too. Hope the telly in the bedroom is now working properly!
And now I can reveal that a brilliant time has been had here by the WAISter contingent Mr C and I walked into the hotel, passing a nice couple waiting out on the pavement, and then looked around. You realise that Tubs and I have never seen each other, so we sort of peered around, and the couple from outside came in, and we sort of peered at each other---and it was them! Well, you all met them at Stratty so you know how lovely Tubs and Mr T are, and we had a fabulous day. We started with coffee and pastries, obviously, then followed a brilliant plan hatched by Mr C: we took a taxi out to the harbour, and then went onto the SS Rotterdam which is now permanently moored there. She is a magnificent ship of the Holland America Line that plied the route between Rotterdam and NY from 1959 til 1997; and what's really intriguing is that she is a time capsule of luxury in the late 1950's. There were so many beautiful touches in the way she was built and decorated. And it was huge fun for Mr C, with his seafaring experience. We went up and down and inside and outside, got to see the theatre and ballroom and everything---there was even a real bride having her pictures taken on the stairs! The ship is now a hotel and conference centre, as well as a tourist attraction, and I think Tubs is already trying to talk Mr T into staying there next time You can see some photos here:
After that we went back into town and had lunch in one of the really posh department stores, and just nattered away. We could cheerfully have gone on for the whole day, but this is a busy weekend here and we really h
Oh FP, that sounds truly horrible! Do you think the sickness was a reaction to the painkillers, or do you have a lurgy mixed in with the roof problems? When you see the dentist it's definitely worth taking the packet of painkillers with you (or at least noting the name) so the dentist can try not to give those to you again!
Hopefully Sandi Toksvig and pride in your team will carry you through tonight and you may even find you enjoy it. But after tonight I hope you can see some clear water ahead of you; dealing with all the junk is very, very tiring, so like Sluggie says, be nice to yourself.
Oh, Sluggie, sounds like a lot of sudden anxiety round yours too. At least it must be good that they can do the op sooner for TM's daughter, and hopefully MIL's issues will not turn out to be serious.
Daffs, never have I more regretted being on the wrong side of the Channel than when I read your post! I would SO love to be able to help you out with the distressing problem of Too Much Cake! Guess we'll just have to rely on you to do the right WAISterly thing and scoff the lot!
Melds, how's Murph got on today with the other kids in the field? He will surely settle, but you will be happier when he does. And what about the lodgers?? Not to show up at all is a) rude and b) worrying!
Most chores done, as much admin as I can face today, so about to go marzipan some cakes and then do sweet FA! xx