Kinsey- we have tickets to Cinderella in Woking! Maggie is very excited about seeing mr tumble in it but it is bl**dy expensive so hope you win the tickets!
JG- sorry for slack response to your questions about kindle! Pretty sure its a16gb kindle fire hd so must've been over a £100 new. Its not the latest model anymore, he bought it in May. Has got a nice purple case they can have too. Trouble is, hubby is a hideous liar to me about how much things cost (because I hate spending lots of money and he spends like theres a hole in his pocket) so if I ask him how much he spent on it he will knock at least half the money off it (I have many times found receipts for things which he has lied about - he really should learn to hide the evidence!). So if your friend really is interested I will ask him later how much he wants for it rather than how much he bought it for...
My hubby would never dare imply that I don't work hard at home with the kids as they're both pretty full on at the moment. I did make him laugh on Friday though, he'd sent me a text from work saying how horribly stressed he was. Just happened that I'd been to a school xmas fair and bought cakes and fudge (as you do) so sent him a photo back of us all eating cake "another tough day at the cake factory". I guess I am not helping the image of us mums sitting around drinking coffee and eating cake all day Cake factory is reference to a great Mitchell and Webb sketch when they describe their working days, one in a hospital and one in an icecream factory. Will have find it on youtube and try and link it...
Hoggle - that is pants about your house. Is there much to rent in the area? do you have a bargain house? Hopefully will be ok if your hubby is happy to get searching for something. I can imagine as much as its great that hubby is retraining and following his career dreams, the lack of employment is a real stress.
Caro- wow, your sis is super speedy! Well done to her. Is all your family sporty? did either of your parents do a lot of sport?
EF- lovely to hear your little man is doing so well and making you smile.
Camlo- hope black clouds have well and truly lifted and you're excited about birthday plans. I would most certainly not like hubby planning a surprise weekend without some involvement from me either! (and thus not making it a surprise, so ungrateful aren't we.....)
Might have to add a bit of ranting too, sorry! (time of year for it!)
We currently rent out our flat and are renting a house. Two of the tenants have moved out and have stopped paying their portion of the rent believing it was the remaining tenant's responsibility to find new tenants or pay it all. They are contractually liable for it as its a joint contract between all of them. But while all is being argued between the tenants we have not received rent since Sept. Which covers our own rent. Not a good time of year to have to go into our overdraft and savings! And this may happen next month too. We will of course hold their deposit back but that'll take ages so we will likely be a couple of grand out of pocket until sorted!
Also, just had my childminder who looks after Rosie every other Wed quit (nanny does the other days, slightly complicated setup!). And neither me or hubby have enough holiday left to cover it.
Work is pretty awful as we are being backstabbed by another group who share some of our lab, they are moving new equipment in without prior discussion and taking down our two office cubicles to do it. Only found out as overheard them in corridor. We have no office space to go to so may end up sat in the corridor. And is all happening pre-xmas, don't know when they were intending to tell us! Feel so sorry for my boss and he's just gets walked all over by gro
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Agree re. parties, they do seem to get bigger and bigger! We did Maggie's 3rd at a softplay, did really enjoy being able to leave the mess to someone else! All we had to do was a cake (stressful enough!). And there's no way she was opening the presents! They had to be stretched over several days otherwise she would just rip off the wrapping, give it a glance, before immediately moving onto the next one..
CM- hope you're ok and the side-effects of your ad's are wearing off, is that an ssri? Love the reading from all our clever kids, not that Maggie is reading yet, although knows her letters. She was telling me how she was using her imagination with games with her teddies, can't believe she's only 3 and a half. I keep worrying about Rosie who hardly says any words yet, whereas Mags was speaking full sentences and singing nursery rhymes by 20mths... Always need something to worry about
Well done on the parkrun pb JG! Especially on a hilly course and when full of snot! I've been slacking off with the running due to a sore throat/cough/cold thing lingering on. I haven't been that bad so really should just get back out there. Signed up for bootcamp this evening so at least that'll get me moving and hopefully motivate my expanding backside!
Oh and rather randomly wondered if anyone interested in a kindle fire? Hubby bought one a few months ago to use for work email (and books of course) but then found out he couldn't access work email on it. It now gets used solely as a kindle by me which is ridiculous. Anyhow hubby has been saying he's going to sell it for weeks now and never gets round to it so thought I'd see if any of you girls want to make me an offer?!
Sounds horrid Caro! No hand, foot and mouth here yet....
JG- yep, Maggie got the letter through about the vaccine and I called immediately and she had it next day! Just a couple of sniffs so as Kinsey said not traumatic! I really wish Rosie was older and could have it as she's the most vulnerable. I'm also trying to persuade hubby to go to boots and pay for the vaccine, then at least 3 out of 4 in the household are protected!