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Posted: Yesterday at 08:51


Sounds like Ned has landed on his paws! 

Daffers - you are becoming a bohemian mermaid - how exciting!

I was not supposed to be working at home today but now I am. Yesterday I told a school senior leader to 'suck it up' - I am amazed at people who get into senior leadership positions who expect to do less work than their teachers and TAs. I felt it was best to let them get on with it today without my 'supportive' interference!

I am very excited - tonight I am going to see the Dixie Chicks. Have been waiting a few years to try and see them as they don't tour the UK very often -yeeeeeee haaaaa y'all

Happy nearly a long weekend - and for M.eldy it looks like being a very long one!

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Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:23

Happy belateds Daffers, Mr C and King Dutchland. Hope it was pamper full - and I don't mean nappies.

(((((Podds))))) hope you're feeling better

How about mopping the floor with the cat M.eldy?

Didn't see any dragons yesterday - heading back in the same direction today but not crossing the border - close shave!

Happy Thursday everyone

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Posted: 27/04/2016 at 07:49


Daffers - you really are letting the side down. I have managed no exercise again this week. Someone has to uphold some standards around here.

~~~~Westie's op~~~~

Yay to bribery by chocolate

FC went to join a gym yesterday - she didn't manage it. She did manage to stop and have chicken and chips though. She has only actually cooked and eaten once in the house since going self sufficient.

Off to Welsh Wales today - shall look out for dragons

Happy Wednesday one and all

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Posted: 26/04/2016 at 07:52
Morning people

A day for believing your bottom won't hurt too much when you cycle further than you should. Go on Pippi - you know you want to. And Podds - it won't hurt


Onwards and upwards. Breakfast with work colleagues. Always something a bit odd about that!

Happy terrific Tuesday. Hope it's a doozy.

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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:14
Morning all


Happy birthday Dragon - hope it's a jolly one.

I did read back but have forgotten much. Lurgy at coughing stage so didn't sleep brilliantly last night and an early morning 4 hour commute didn't make the morning sparkle! However. No spare room for me as I am staying away again tonight.

The seagull was chosen as mate is founder of a charity called SeaChangers. Seemed appropriate and it 'flew' above the crowds in a very annoying fashion. Somewhat like the real thing!

How're the legs Meldy. Can you navigate stairs?

Happy not quite new week, but hopefully with a bit of spark left in it to light your hob and warm your beans.

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Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:44


Shouted at lots of runners - sadly not M.eldy. Woo hoo to you.

My mate showed off and finished in 4.15 ish so we didn't bother hanging around for the slowies at the back 

The seagull proved very helpful.

I have a sore throat - supporting is hard work!

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Posted: 22/04/2016 at 11:09


Have been and taken OH's car to garage as it's making interesting rattly noises. Went to see friend who is doing marathon to agree points and times at which we should be waving seagull on a stick - Surrey Quays and Shadwell seem to be the hot spots. Liking the idea of you racing the elites Daffers

FC is on a month of independence training. i.e. her social worker said she needed to use her pocket money and bursary to fully fund herself and feed herself. Last night we had a lovely meal. She mixed mince with egg and cheese and put it in a pan for 5 minutes and ate this with mash and broccoli. I am not sure she will survive the month.

Podds - I work in special needs education and even there, there are some students who have a need and some whose needs are increased by parents, perception, managing the system etc etc...

Happy holidays Sluggy

Did you spin Podds - are your legs still working?

Happy Friday 

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Posted: 21/04/2016 at 12:20

Morning (ish)

(((((Dragon and HWMBT)))) hope recovery is still recovering

((((teeth, tongues, backs, misplaced electrical connections, bereaved, overworked, sad, elderly, tired and anyone who needs)))

Have a friend doing that short run thing in London so we are due to go down and support. Apparently we have an inflatable seagull and a long bamboo pole - I'm assuming it's so we can be spotted rather than attempting to scare small children and blind a few passersby. 

Having attempted to resurrect the old running thing again I have succumbed to my usual pattern. I appear to have the lurgy again. I'm thinking it's possibly a severe allergic reaction to the thought of exercise? Planned run unplanned anyway.

Happy Thursday


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Posted: 19/04/2016 at 17:30

((((Dragon and HWMBT)))) hope recovery is still going well even with nurses who are too young to know any better!

What colour are your new shoes Daffers? I think we will look back on the twenty teens and wonder why multi coloured lycra was ever deemed suitable to be parading around in! Hard these days not to clash with something.

Good walking - must try harder on the drinking Westie.

Podds - liked the painted labrador. We have had many a gloss striped cat in our times. I thought paintwork was supposed to be hairy - it adds to the insulation!

Chuggy - hope the visit to the surgery went well

Yums - you've not been caught on CCTV again have you? A hoody can't hide everything and you're bound be be shopped by someone who wants the reward.

I am in Somerset. It is sunny. I will not be running. I will be meeting a colleague to dine and possibly make up for Westie's lack of effort!

Happy Tuesday

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Posted: 18/04/2016 at 11:28

Morning all


Hope today proves fruitful JFF

Podds - hope you get the authorisation

Over the weekend our dishwasher had a moment. We returned to find it with a load of still dirty dishes and a puddle of  manky water. Having consulted the oracle of all things useful - You Tube -  we tried a number of easy fixes. They were neither easy nor fixed it. OH phoned the local repair shop which informed her we were fecked. Realised we might just be under warranty so went looking for the paperwork. I can give you receipts for appliances we no longer own, guarantees for every electrical appliance and repair dating back 4 houses. However, for some reason our entire kitchen paperwork has gone missing - typical!!! OH decided to have one last go at turning everything off taking as many bits to pieces as she could and putting it all together again - it seems to have worked. Lets hope the next time it breaks it will have no chance of being in warranty or I will be very upset!

Heading off to Somerset in a bit - managed a run again this morning - thought I should at least pretend to be trying again!

Happy sparkly new week - hope it brings something good for you

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