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Posted: Today at 11:01

Missed you there Chuggy - a quiet morning then?

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Posted: Today at 10:59
E ' verde il giorno bin oggi - apparently

OH having coffee with FC5's carer so we will know more in a bit. 9 year old boy's all I know and probably need to know!

See Coco - it's just as I've been telling everyone - running is evil. I didn't run yesterday and the cold which was threatening hasn't come to anything. that's scientific proof that is

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Posted: Today at 08:58

eel? where did he sneak in from. It should have read well. When will I ever learn to proof read before hitting submit?

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Posted: Today at 08:56


All this talk of building base fitness, training plans and easy PBs - sorry I have nothing to offer. If you want advice on what's on telly - I'm your woman. Wasn't it XB using the base fitness heart rate thing?

I was born in Edinburgh. (seems we're playing some sort of Edinburgh top trumps - do I win??)

To enter the menopause debate  - the peri-menopause phase can include many of the symptoms without actually registering on any blood test, or three month clear assessment. I feel for friend who after chemo lost all her hair, including eyebrows and lashes, so when the hot sweats came she was nearly blinded each time - no defence from sweat in the eyes. Temporary but annoying!

Next week we will have FC5 just for a week of respite. Looking forward to it. Have also been asked if we might consider offering respite for a family who foster an autistic boy. Not till next year but will need to build up gradually as he doesn't adapt eel to change.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:30


Bit frosty and foggy here this morning 

Welcome back Claire

Great photos of your mum JFF



Hoorah Yums - two victories in one week - don't be letting all that power and glory go to your head!

I feel like I'm catching Coco's cold. Today I have the joy of a 4 hour train journey to Welsh Wales. Should confirm whether the germs or I will win this round of warfare.

Happy Tuesday everyone

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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 19:03

Can I just assure you all that if someone is to break in to your house there are far more effective ways than I deployed. It also involved having a back door key, but being unable to use it because there was a key in the lock on the inside. So instructions for breaking into your house.

1) Use garage key and get ladder out

2) climb ladder to get over the locked gate. Realise it's a long way down.

3) Go back to garage and get second ladder.

4) climb first ladder, lift second ladder over gate and assemble for use.

5) Straddle gate and realise none of your neighbours are calling the police any time soon

6) Get into back garden and realise back door key won't work.

7) Try all downstairs doors and windows and realise that for once everything is actually locked.

8) remove ladder, unlock gate, remove another ladder - go round the front and think.

9) Go to garage and get long handled paint roller

10) go to back door and lie on floor, putting long handled paint roller through cat flap 

11) spend 20 minutes manipulating long handled paint roller in an an attempt to turn key

12) give up

13) spend 5 minutes attempting to hook key, via key ring from back door

14) shout with glee as key is flung across kitchen

15) spend 10 minutes attempting to stand up and regain feeling in arm

16) Use back door key to unlock back door.



and yes, I do have a lovely cat flap


Forgot the step which involved finding cat with magnet to hold up to cat flap to unlock that

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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 08:11

Perhaps not for Daffers there! Pesky Monday!

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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 08:10

Morning all

Liking the artwork in the concrete Pippi

Some very impressive running and cycling this weekend - especially Yums - that is well fast.

And I see some others are aiming to play fast and loose - eh Spence!? 

Well once again a weekend seems to have disappeared in a bit of a blur. Got locked out. Front door snib seemed to have been knocked down unknowingly rendering the key useless.I blame the cats. Luckily got into garage rescued ladders and implements, over the fence  and broke in round the back. A cat flap is a handy thing! No-one reported us to the police.

Went to see The Imitation Game at the cinema. It was very good.

And now, it would appear that there's a little frosty and innocent Monday here inviting us all to a new and sparkly weekend. Hope it's a good one.


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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:24


Pippi - great video - proof if ever there was needed that there is a difference between obedience and intelligence and why I enjoy working in the world of alternative education!

Spence - perhaps your son goes to a very progressive school where they are encouraging him to embrace his inner girl?

I would like to welcome you to our new world - of social service engagement. Yesterday morning we would definitely be having 4 boys, with planned support etc etc etc. By 11 am this was no more. We were referred 1 girl, this was retracted within the hour, we were then out in the evening when we had a call asking if we could take 3 in within the hour - we had to say no. Who knows what today will bring!?

I believe it's nearly the end of the working week - hoorah and falderee.  This week seems to have been going on far too long! Roll on a naive new weekend ready for leading astray. Happy Friday one and all



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Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:32


(((((poorly, hurty, stressed and weary WAISTers)))))

(((Mr FF))) hope his chum comes to his senses soon - life's too short

So Yummy is to be an expert in sprouts? How long should I boil my Brussels for this Christmas? 

(((Podds))) Do you want me to send some attack cats to teach your line manager a lesson?

Daffers - I had a lie in today as no trains for me. Hope your day isn't too long.

We are being considered for FC5-8 at the moment. 4 boys. If it happens it will be 'planned' rather than last minute - yeah right. We are investigating the purchase of bunk beds and contemplating how much food we will have to stockpile.

Have also been involved in interviews for my replacement at work. It appears I am irreplaceable. Having given 3 months notice over 2months ago I think they are beginning to panic!

Happy cold and bright Thursday - hope it brings you something exciting


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