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    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2011 12:30pm (May 17th 2011)
     
    Red, you are going to have many many friends very soon, specially the ones that like all the rides at Alton Towers.

    and congratulations to Lyle. Well done. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 17th, 2011 3:37pm (May 17th 2011)
     
    Well done, Lyle!:clap::cheer::thumbup1:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 12:05am (May 18th 2011)
     
    I hate the rides - I've become a "bag and coat holder"!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 2:17am (May 18th 2011)
     
    WOW..Congratulations LYLE...(I knew he'd get the job..he such a great guy):cheerleader::clap:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 7:31am (May 18th 2011)
     
    That is really great news Red well done Lyle!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 9:08pm (May 18th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lyle says a very big thank you to everybody and says you are all lovely :laugh:

    My parents have already said we have to go to Alton Towers when he is working and surprise him!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 9:11pm (May 18th 2011)
     
    hee hee that would be fun.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 9:36pm (May 18th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Be funny too, you've no idea how embarrassing my parents can be when they want to be!! One time at Primary School I had a school trip on a barge boat. I heard some screaming and went to look out the window, and it was my mum and my nana running along side the boat screaming at me!! They'd waited along the canal they knew we'd be taking :rofl:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 9:46pm (May 18th 2011)
     
    Ha ha ha ha ha, that's so funny. I can just imagine it. I bet you went as Red as as beetroot !!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 9:48pm (May 18th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahaha totally! I've got used to it over the years though, I've forgotten the number of times they've turned up somewhere unexpectedly! It's very cute of them, like the first night we had Kasper and they turned up on our doorstep :smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 10:07pm (May 18th 2011)
     
    Ah yes that was so sweet that they were as excited for you. Bless them it is very special to have such loving and caring parents, so many people don't which is very sad.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 18th, 2011 11:14pm (May 18th 2011)
     
    It may be embarrassing for you, but I bet your mates think they're great! Most parents are far too serious, and though you don't see it at the time, you realise later in life that they've given you great memories!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 19th, 2011 5:43pm (May 19th 2011)
     
    Posted By: RedLyle says a very big thank you to everybody and says you are all lovely

    What a splendidly perceptive chap he is...:rolling:

    I have a card which I send to parents of teenagers which says 'If you'e not embarrassing your children you're not enjoying yourself.' Neil? Helen? :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 19th, 2011 9:51pm (May 19th 2011)
     
    Good one CC :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2011 12:38pm (May 20th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha, sounds about right CC :tooth:

    Lyle had his last training day today; Food Hygiene - apparently him and this other guy just had to sit there for two hours watching slide shows! Sounds rubbish, especially because his other training days were such good fun. Still, he's in the theme park now with nothing to do whilst he waits for the bus other than go on rides :bigsmile:

    First proper day at work on Tuesday. He found out today that the earliest start he'll ever have will be 11am, that's awesome, gives him plenty of time to get ready and head out and he can even come on the morning dog walk if he wants!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 20th, 2011 8:16pm (May 20th 2011) edited
     
    Sounds ideal. Does he have to work late evenings though?

    We just got told today that Grandad North has to go on a three day course in Darlington over a hundred and twenty miles away so he will have to stay over. No probs with that..... But it is during the weeks holiday he has booked. Typical isn't it.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 21st, 2011 11:30pm (May 21st 2011)
     
    That sort of thing always happens to us NN - we call it Burke's law in our house. If it can go wrong, it will go wrong!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd, 2011 3:43pm (May 22nd 2011)
     
    Can he not go at a different time, NN? Makes me glad to be self employed...
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd, 2011 4:46pm (May 22nd 2011)
     
    oh Botheration NN isnt that always the way!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd, 2011 7:16pm (May 22nd 2011)
     
    Luckily nothing was spoiling as you know we don't go away and have days out instead. He said he felt more comfy getting it out of the way asap so fair enough as long as he is happy that's the main thing. His boss is real grateful and has just said to have his holiday days straight after the course so that's worked out quite nicely.
    I just get worried as he is a real workaholic and does need to have a restful holiday especially now we are getting on a bit !!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd, 2011 2:44pm (May 23rd 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    NN, for now the restaurant shuts at 5.30pm, it gets a little later in summer, and the lastest it will close will probably be at concerts and scarefest at about midnight.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd, 2011 8:11pm (May 23rd 2011)
     
    Oh that's not a bad day then Red. It will just be a matter of getting used to a new routine. I bet it will get mega hectic once the season gets into gear.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd, 2011 11:03pm (May 23rd 2011)
     
    Very interesting day on my lap top watching NASA TV.
    Live shots of activity in the Space Station, today has been a rest day so few tasks.
    They had a school asking all sorts of questions - No! Not that one about "How do you go to the toilet?" They were only primary school age but some of the questions were very intelligent.

    Then tonight three astronouts packed into a tiny Soyuz and set off back to Russia. Amazing pics of separation.

    All topped off with Chelsea Flower Show stuff. Our local city (Leeds) seems to be well in the running for a medal again. My own garden is more of the "derelict" style at the moment.

    I've not spent so much time staring at screens before!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 24th, 2011 4:41pm (May 24th 2011)
     
    You'll get square eyes, our Ollie! How are the aches and pains? Any better?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 24th, 2011 7:58pm (May 24th 2011)
     
    That all sounds really interesting Ollie, I like the description if your garden. I had best not tell our Jay as you know he loves exploring derelict places. Every thing seems to be real out of sorts in the garden this year.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 24th, 2011 9:03pm (May 24th 2011)
     
    Birmingham City Council won a silver at the flower show. They always do well.

    The NASA stuff sounds very interesting. Its a shame we don't hear more about it on the general news instead of all this rubbish about super-injunctions.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 25th, 2011 9:54am (May 25th 2011)
     
    Hip getting more painful, using a stick indoors too now, didn't realise how quickly it would deteriorate. I have set a time limit then go and get a referral.
    A "Perching" high stool in kitchen is a useful aid.
    :face-plain:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 25th, 2011 12:53pm (May 25th 2011)
     
    So sorry to hear you are in so much pain Ollie. I am thinking of you with love:heart::heartsabove:
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 25th, 2011 1:54pm (May 25th 2011)
     
    Ollie, sorry to read you are hurting. Hope you can get it sorted out with the NHS soon.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 25th, 2011 9:41pm (May 25th 2011)
     
    Ollie, I'm sorry your hip is hurting you so badly. I hope they will do something quickly to help you.:bighug:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 25th, 2011 10:30pm (May 25th 2011)
     
    Don't leave your referral too long - remember that there will be a waiting list! You are able to delay an operation if you want to, no one can force you under the knife, but I am sure it will be of benefit. Have you been to the doc to get some pain relief sorted out? I'm so sorry it has escalated so quickly, take it easy and make sure you let your family help you out around the house. :heart:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 27th, 2011 2:41am (May 27th 2011)
     
    Oh Ollie hip pain can be quite nasty hope you get some relief soon.:043:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMay 27th, 2011 10:58am (May 27th 2011)
     
    Glad to say I'm a bit more comfy today. I can cope with this level.

    Thanks to all your concern.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMay 27th, 2011 6:34pm (May 27th 2011)
     
    Pleased to here you feel a little better ollie :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2011 7:39pm (May 28th 2011)
     
    You take it easy Ollie and look after yourself.xx
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2011 7:03am (May 31st 2011)
     
    Good to hear your hip is feeling better, Ollie. :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2011 1:32pm (May 31st 2011) edited
     
    Ollie, glad to hear that you feel a bit better. Keep taking whatever you have been taking because it looks like it helped.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2011 5:14pm (May 31st 2011)
     
    ...yep, gallons of it! :drinkparty:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 31st, 2011 7:57pm (May 31st 2011)
     
    I see something interesting..Neil is out in the chicken coop ..someone is with him, but I can't tell who it is.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2011 10:23am (Jun 9th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Probably Helen :)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2011 3:37am (Jun 10th 2011)
     
    Awww. Wish I hadn't missed that.

    The girls are nodding their sleepy heads right now, all cuddled up in the coop.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2011 6:13am (Jun 10th 2011)
     
    The girls are outside scratching for breakfast this morning. I don't see the frog in the little pond, but he must still be there somewhere.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2011 3:23pm (Jun 15th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh wow! Hadn't noticed the pond cam :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2011 8:17pm (Jun 15th 2011)
     
    Where've you been?!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2011 2:33pm (Jun 16th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ha, not sure really! I've been busy with the dog and Ron I guess, and I'm getting one of my stories and all the stuff that goes with it ready to send to a few agents :bigsmile: Not the chicken one, heh. Doesn't matter if nothing comes of it though ^_^
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2011 10:12pm (Jun 16th 2011)
     
    I once read that you have to send a manuscript to a vast number of agents and really persevere and eventually one of them takes it on and gives it a chance. Good luck - would love to see your name in print!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2011 7:15am (Jun 17th 2011)
     
    Red, I would LOVE to see your book get published!:woohoo:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2011 6:18pm (Jun 17th 2011)
     
    Yep, we all want to buy signed copies!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2011 9:58pm (Jun 17th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you everybody, very much :blush:

    Kate, it can take 100's of goes before somebody takes a chance with you, especially if it's your first book. I know Steven King has always said you have to keep trying because it took him years, and I think most of his books are awesome :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2011 10:25pm (Jun 17th 2011)
     
    I'm a big Stephen King fan so maybe that's where I heard it too!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2011 10:40pm (Jun 17th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I like most of his books, which is / are your faves? I can't stand his short story collections, but then I'm not really a short story person. Love The Shining and Green Mile, thought Under The Dome was fab! I think most of his stories can ramble in places and get a bit boring, some more than others, but mostly they're enjoyable.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2011 10:50pm (Jun 17th 2011)
     
    I haven't read one for many years because they started to change and I didn't enjoy them as much. Turned out it was when he gave up the drugs!

    My favourites are The Stand, Green Mile, and The Dead Zone. It was the one that scared me the most, both as a book and a movie!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2011 12:26pm (Jun 21st 2011)
     
    Me too gilrs I love SK, liked all your choices Kate and Red, also IT, so creepy.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2011 3:13pm (Jun 21st 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It is good too TM, agreed. Also really liked The Running Man.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2011 4:24pm (Jun 21st 2011)
     
    Carrie was brilliant. And I liked Christine too.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2011 10:24pm (Jun 21st 2011)
     
    I like Needful Things too - gives a real insight into human nature and how easily people can be manipulated.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 27th, 2011 12:50pm (Jun 27th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Is Christine the one that's something to do with a car CC? I've looked at that a few times but thought it didn't sound that great. I'll have to give it a try!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 27th, 2011 5:31pm (Jun 27th 2011)
     
    Yes, that's the one!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 28th, 2011 5:36pm (Jun 28th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Right, I am going to have to read it at some point :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 1st, 2011 9:05am (Jul 1st 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Not really sure where to post this so thought I'd bung it in here - I think it's interesting anyway, and you might all get to see more of me on cam if it happens :laugh:

    So yeah, we're thinking of moving from Stoke back up to Yorkshire :smile: We're looking in the villages surrounding Wilsden; my favourite so far is a lovely cottage split up into two flats in Thornton. It's on the opposite side of the street to where I spent the first decade of my life!! The landlord sounds lovely too and says it's fine us having a dog. Only problem is it might be really small, but we will see...

    Lyle has handed in his notice at Alton Towers and his boss has said if we ever move back to the area she'll have a job ready and waiting for him, which is nice :) We're not sure how soon it'll happen, after all we're just waiting around to make sure we've found the right place and that it allows dogs!

    Will keep you updated though :biggrin:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 1st, 2011 6:28pm (Jul 1st 2011)
     
    Good news for Neil & Helen - apart from the washing! :D Hope you find somewhere lovely.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJul 1st, 2011 9:33pm (Jul 1st 2011)
     
    Nice one Red Sounds great to me if this is what you both want then go for it!!!!!!!!!!! :_peace:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 1st, 2011 11:37pm (Jul 1st 2011)
     
    I'm sure it will be lovely being back by your parents. Shame Lyle is having to give up his job, but it sounds like they'll give him a good reference and that's always a good thing. The cottage sounds lovely! Have you been to have a good look at it?

    PS It'll be great for us too, to see more of you on the hencam!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2011 8:41pm (Jul 2nd 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks all, my parents and family are really excited...it's been really cute, they've all been looking for properties and helping out and things. Very cute. I love all the excitement and looking for houses :bigsmile:

    Kate, we haven't seen it yet but I know exactly where it is haha. My parents are going to view it next Saturday with the landlord, he's on holiday at the moment. Doesn't matter if we don't get it though :)

    We told our friends on our night out we'd possibly be returning to Yorkshire, and they're very excited as a lot of them are from Yorkshire and some of them are moving there. Lyle's not too fussed about his job, although he enjoyed it the travel to and from work was atrocious (over 3 hours travel time in total) and it was minimum wage.

    CC, nah my parents won't be doing any of our washing or anything like that. I've been living away from home too long! They can cook us meals, babysit the dog and buy us lots things though!! (joking dad, haha) ;)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2011 8:59pm (Jul 2nd 2011)
     
    (She's not joking Neil!!!) :wink:

    There will be other jobs for Lyle, and as I said the most valuable thing is a good reference. That travelling must've been horrendous! I bet that's where most of his wages went too.

    I'm hoping my son can find somewhere soon, but its affording it. When you're on your own it is very expensive. As long as he doesn't get made redundant next week we have something in the pipeline, but it'll be a few months yet which is OK as I'm used to having the grandkids here on a weekend now. He does all the daddy stuff and I we get to play with them!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2011 6:16pm (Jul 3rd 2011)
     
    Red, it's so exciting that you might be moving back to the Wilsden area!! I think it's wonderful news.:clap:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2011 8:47pm (Jul 3rd 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: Kateb(She's not joking Neil!!!)


    Shh, don't tell him that!!

    Yeah, the travel was horrible for him. Before he found out he could get special employee bus passes the trip cost him £5.60 everyday, with the pass it was £3.60.

    We've found it fairly tricky to find somewhere to rent in our budget, but it's proved possible, it's just if they'll let us have our fur-baby too :bigsmile: There are some really cheap places in inner city Bradford, less than half our rent now, but it's not worth the risk living there!

    Thanks Lynn! We're very excited too, hoping we'll find somewhere sooner than later :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2011 9:56pm (Jul 3rd 2011)
     
    Blimey no - don't live in the centre of Bradford!!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2011 9:57pm (Jul 3rd 2011)
     
    Me and hubby are thinking of having a couple of days in York. Anyone know of a nice hotel up that way? We want to do the normal tourist-y places like York Minster, Yorvik (sp?) centre, etc., so something localish to them!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2011 4:22pm (Jul 4th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Kate I think a nice guest house rather than a 'big' hotel chain type thing would be best - I can't remember seeing any hotels in York within the city walls so you might have a bit of a trek otherwise.

    Can't help with finding a guest house though, sorry!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2011 9:54pm (Jul 4th 2011)
     
    I looked on the York Tourist Board site and there are some lovely B&Bs on there. If we go (we might not now - hubby might have found another track day for those days!) I'm sure one of those will do. They're cheaper than a Premier Inn too!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2011 1:25pm (Jul 5th 2011)
     
    Red it would be lovely to see more of you on hencam, good luck with house hunting and I just know it will work out for you all.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2011 3:37pm (Jul 5th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks TM :)

    It's going well so far! My parents are viewing two properties that we *really* like on Saturday. One is the flat in the cottage in Thornton, and the other is a two bed terraced property in Denholme that looks out over the fields :bigsmile:

    Would be awesome to get either of them!

    Posted By: KatebBlimey no - don't live in the centre of Bradford!!!!

    Too right! Lyle's already scared of going to some parts of Bradford bless him, haha :tooth:

    Kate, I forgot the name of the shop, but there's a really cool buttons shop in York!! Sounds rubbish, but the variety of buttons is incredible, all me and my friends bought different buttons haha, and the shop supplied the ones for the Pirate of the Caribbean movies too :smile:

    You should totally go to York Dungeons too ;)
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2011 4:13pm (Jul 5th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hell, if you're coming that far oop North, then a visit to Hencam HQ is in order too surely, for a meet and greet with the girls? There will be cake and tea on offer! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2011 4:16pm (Jul 5th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Nooo wait until we move up there so you can meet Kasper too! (do you like dogs? - oh, and me and Lyle too of course :tooth: )
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2011 10:32pm (Jul 5th 2011)
     
    Looks like we're not going to go to York after all, but hubby changes his mind as often as the weather so who knows!!

    I hadn't thought of that - a visit to the famous HQ! Yes, I love dogs Red. The only thing I'd be dubious about meeting would be the hissers (and maybe Lyle! (only joking!!))
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJul 6th, 2011 10:19am (Jul 6th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's ok because they would not be at Hencam HQ :face-smile:

    Oh we're not getting lumbered with them again (and the hissers haha!)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 6th, 2011 10:40am (Jul 6th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha, I'd make Lyle wash before he met you, honest! :tooth:

    Aw dad why not?! What did the hissers ever do wrong?! :001_tt2: Did I tell you we might be expecting more babies? :tooth: Gonna rehome them this time if they do have more, I think.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 6th, 2011 11:54pm (Jul 6th 2011)
     
    Is that "what did they do" apart from a possible escape incident I remember?!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 7th, 2011 1:05pm (Jul 7th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebIs that "what did they do" apart from a possible escape incident I remember?!

    Hmm, perhaps...he's still in their house somewhere mwahaha :tooth: :face-devil-grin:

    It's okay, Tiny had a hormone defect so he won't get any bigger...it'd be quite cute to stumble across a woodlouse sized hisser a few years down the line :smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 7th, 2011 9:31pm (Jul 7th 2011)
     
    Shame you are not going to York Kate it is a lovely place. I love going there.

    Good luck getting a nice new home Red and Lyle
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 8th, 2011 1:00pm (Jul 8th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks NN! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2011 1:49pm (Jul 9th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Good news...we got the flat in the cottage :bigsmile: :cheer: :)

    It' a ground floor flat (it's the house on the right with the green door!) and the building with the fence in the background is the nursery I went to! The houses behind the pub (handy!) is where I grew up.
    We move in in a month's time :)

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2011 3:17pm (Jul 9th 2011) edited
     
    O well done Red!But don't drink too much if you're going out the front door...!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2011 10:59pm (Jul 9th 2011)
     
    That's fantastic Red! Be careful coming out of your front door - that looks like a nasty junction. Its very hilly round that area isn't it! How long will it take to get to your dad's from there?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 10th, 2011 12:50am (Jul 10th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks both, we're over the moon and have been getting the dog excited even though he doesn't understand why...not good as we just end up with a stupidly giddy dog :tooth:
    Hehe, the road is quite deceptive, it's actually a quiet road in the village, away from the main one :) We'll still have to watch Kasper though, as he does have a tendancy to want to greet visitors before we do!! My older cousin and her parents used to live further down the same road that our flat is on, back when we were both kids.

    Opposite as well is where the pet shop used to be, although it long since closed down now...like over ten years haha! But I still remember the massive lizard they had and the time the owner let me play 'bowling' with the ferrets!!

    It's fairly hilly yeah, depending where you're headed. Driving it's less than 10 minutes to my parents', not sure how long walking would take but we'll find out! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeJul 10th, 2011 5:14pm (Jul 10th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebThat's fantastic Red! Be careful coming out of your front door - that looks like a nasty junction. Its very hilly round that area isn't it! How long will it take to get to your dad's from there?


    That road is pretty quiet - it turns into a 1-way street later so there's not much traffic, and it's about 10 seconds' walk from where the Bronte's were born!

    And of course it's hilly, it's Yorkshire!!

    About 10 mins by car, 1 hour if you walk!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 10th, 2011 9:30pm (Jul 10th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It does look like a big road if you don't know the area though doesn't it? :smile:

    I'm educating Lyle on the Bronte's as we speak! He didn't know who they were, and we're going to live in Bronte country!!
    :gasp:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 10th, 2011 11:00pm (Jul 10th 2011)
     
    Close but also far enough away then eh Neil?! Too far to walk with bags of washing!!!!

    I am very excited for you Red - I'm sure we're all going to get to experience the move with you!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 11th, 2011 11:58am (Jul 11th 2011) edited
     

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    God no, it'd be weird taking things for my parents to do for us...I haven't lived at home for two years now, apart from the odd week at Christmas! It'd be wrong having someone else do the washing, and since uni it feels weird going back home where people can just pootle into your bedroom without asking :P

    I'm already warning Lyle I'll be dragging him round lots of places in Thornton and telling him about things that used to be there...we went to Thornton with my parents back when it was snowy, to eat at the veggie/vegan restaurant, and I dragged Lyle out on the icy streets then to show him around!! :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 11th, 2011 5:28pm (Jul 11th 2011)
     
    HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO THE BRONTES WERE???? Dear God, what DO they teach 'em at skool these days??? :face-monkey:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 11th, 2011 10:28pm (Jul 11th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I know, tell me about it :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 12th, 2011 2:58pm (Jul 12th 2011)
     
    Good job he's got you to ejermakate him!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 12th, 2011 10:58pm (Jul 12th 2011)
     
    Red, that is so cool that you will be living that close to where the Brontes were born. Could you take a picture of that house too? Did Lyle never read Jane Eyer or Wuthering Heights??
    The Brontes were such talented sisters.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 12th, 2011 11:01pm (Jul 12th 2011) edited
     

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    Nope, he doesn't read!! Shocking considering I'm a total bookworm :tooth:

    Yeah, I can deffo get a pic of the house, it's on the same street as our flat :bigsmile: I'll go get one and post it on the forum when we move in!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJul 12th, 2011 11:04pm (Jul 12th 2011)
     
    Thank you Red, I'd so love to see it.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 13th, 2011 3:33pm (Jul 13th 2011)
     
    I love Jane Eyre; it's one of my favourite books!
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    • CommentTimeJul 17th, 2011 10:42pm (Jul 17th 2011) edited
     
    Sorry I tried to add a video link to a live shark tank but it did not work.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2011 12:33pm (Jul 18th 2011)
     
    talking about reading etc.....

    CC, this is what I am off to with a gang of girlies. Your are welcome to join us .....

    If fact, it'd be nice to see anyone esle that fancies coming to this from Hencam.
    We ahve a picnic planned and there is talk that we might dress up too. :face-smile::face-smile:

    http://www.woburn.co.uk/events/article/woburn-abbey-2011-plays-in-the-park-sense-and-sensibility/
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 18th, 2011 5:10pm (Jul 18th 2011)
     
    Looks like fun - no way would I ever dress up though! :)