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Posted: Yesterday at 06:56


Yay to mince pie, chilly runs and getting in to the spirit - possibly of Christmas but most likely just spirits!

We had a man walking up and down the road ringing a bell and a big black cross daubed on our door all weekend. Both FC and OH have the lurgy and are on death's doorstep. You can guarantee by the time it gets to me it will be downgraded to a minor cold. I have spent the weekend administering various medicines, remedies and bits of 'sympathy'.

Now I escape for a few days - off to see what joy the M42 can bestow today.

Happy sparkly new week - hope it brings you more than 7 advent calendar surprises


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Posted: 02/12/2016 at 06:58


Were you all too busy opening advent calendars to come in and play yesterday?

Hope the gravel arrived before FP Chuggy. How jolly exciting.

Exciting news here too - FC has finally passed her theory test - triple yay and falderee. Sadly she has a really rotten cold and was in no fit state to celebrate.

Someone was asking why she was finding it difficult. It's only when you dig deep you can really get in her head - for example there was a question about your blindspot. She answered that it was the area covered by the mirror, because covering means putting something over something  to hide it.  So the area is covered so you cannot see it - logical!??? but wrong.

I'm off down the M42 and M5. Hope you have something equally exciting planned for the day.


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Posted: 01/12/2016 at 06:48


If they're mock exams can't you just pretend to mark them MC?

Sluggie - can you do my cards next? - please...

Let's hope it's not M.eldy's gas engineer who will be getting the spurious card from Slugmummy

I'm off to catch a train - I think it's likely to beat me!

Happy Advent calendar disappointment day - only 24 more doors of doom to go!

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Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:59


A bit brass monkeys here this morning

Welcome back to the lowlands Des. Did you have a fried Mars Bar?

Those of you using small furry animals to keep you warm - can I suggest central heating? 

I am working from home today and thought about getting up for a run - well that say it's the thought that counts

Happy frosty midweek - hope it thaws in your parts at some point

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Posted: 28/11/2016 at 22:25

Evening all

Hey Yum's - are there enough local Buddhists for you to set up an informal support group? Might help?

Hoorah for doggie donors  - as opposed to doggie doners which I was tempted to type.

Hope they discover a pulse MC 

Sounds like you need a bit of TLC Chuggy 

FC is struggling with the theory test for a number of reasons, partly language, partly teenagerness, and quite a lot to do with having no cultural reference to learning, testing, revising, school etc. Next test is Thursday - all vibes gratefully received!

I am in my second golf club of the week. Quite impressive as I don't play golf! Decent midweek hotel rates make me wish I owned some plus fours and had a handicap of some renown. 

Happy nearly new week. Hope it brings you health and happiness 

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Posted: 25/11/2016 at 07:23


Christmas? Really?

I googled the valsalva movement and discovered it wasn't a klingon practice. I have in fact been doing this for some time on a daily basis - only, in our house it's known as holding your nose, keeping your mouth shut and blowing your nose until your ears pop. All I achieve is a crackle and a different type of deafness for a while.

Sluggie - hope the funeral goes as well as these things can

Podds - hope you get a weekend off

I believe it's Black Friday - I really have very little idea what it entails other than prompting people to spend money. I shall not be participating. Instead I shall venture to Welsh Wales for the day to bring a bit of English light and hope 

FC is taking another driving theory test - it's getting very depressing!

Happy nearly the weekend - hope it brings a large glass of something chilled quite soon after 5 pm.


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Posted: 23/11/2016 at 08:53

Morning all

What's that Reason? You're at some sort of caravan show in London? Each to their own!

(((((Mr FF))) how frustrating 

Went to quiz night last night and won. It wasn't a busy night. Feeling very interlectural 

Hope you have a jolly Wednesday 

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Posted: 22/11/2016 at 07:48

Morning all


How remiss of me - I didn't say a proper hello Des - good to see you back  - even if you're already doing more than me and I never left!!! Lubricating your rower - is that some sort of euphemism?

Park run sounds fun JFF

Only joking - obviously

Had a right old grumpy day yesterday -  not used to being at home! 

Have a conference to go to today - and it's just down the road. I feel like a normal person.

again - only joking - obviously

Happy Tuesday - hope it dries out quickly round your way

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Posted: 21/11/2016 at 08:21

Morning all

See that catch up list from Yums - well ditto - yay runners and walkers, woo hoo concert supporters, hows the ankle, blues, elderly parents, dodgy tummy?, naughty cats, dogs, horses, wind  and most likely children. Nice to see you've had the annual cleansing Yums - I imagine all those around you are very grateful!

Crazy week last week - what I planned was entirely changed with 2 Ofsteds. A long hard week but we came out wth 2 positive results which was a relief and possibly a minor miracle! 

FC has her first proper cold since she came to live with us - we have finally cracked her immune system! I'm still deaf from whatever bug I had and am thinking of going back to the doctors as it's been weeks now. 

Happy sparkly new week - hope it brings something rather exciting and joyful your way


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Posted: 16/11/2016 at 20:10

Hope the squeak is having some effect Sluggie

Proseco Panettone - quite a mouthful!

Happy soggy runs. Well done for getting out there

Hope the little one is letting you sleep CR

My life gets more rock and roll by the minute. Currently in Putney. 2 Ofsteds in one week. Maybe I should work for them! (shudders at the thought) I wasn't due to be away overnight this week. Need to go home tomorrow or I run out of clean underwear! That and OH is losing the plot.

Happy wet Wednesday. Hope you're having a fun filled week
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