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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 2:49pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    :D yes, they put on a great production! I think its Pi-rats of the carribean this year!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 2:52pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    Ha Ha that is just so funny and very clever how do you think them up ha ha
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 2:53pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    Its CC's influence - she has a million of 'em!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 2:56pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    well done it is so good to laugh out loud, My cats were all startled though and gave me a filthy look. One has slunk off upstairs now prob thinks I am going mad
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 2:58pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    Yes, my cat does that to me too. This is the funniest forum I've ever had the pleasure to be part of!

    I'm reading all this at work so have to stifle my giggles so that I'm not caught!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 3:02pm (Apr 2nd 2009) edited
     
    not bad enjoying yourself at work and getting paid for it. I know I must say I have really enjoyed joining the forum I looked in as a guest for months but was unsure about joining in. It was my son that said go for it you will have loads of fun and meet loads of hen folk like yourself. I am so glsd thst I did
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2009 6:39pm (Apr 2nd 2009)
     
    Posted By: KatebIts CC's influence - she has a million of 'em!!

    That's right, blame me...:beaker:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 10:51am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ace, i think i'm staying the weekend now so we could meet up if you want? :)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 10:54am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     
    I'm coming on Sunday now cos my sister has to work on Saturday. ;) Can i come and see ya then?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 10:59am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    On Sunday? Yeah sure why not...dunno what we can do though?? D'you want to come to Keele Uni?I can show you round the mess that is Hawthorns...although I think there's only going to be three of us left in the Block after tomorrow so you may not get to meet many of my friends :D
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 11:00am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     
    Yeah sure. That'd be ACE! ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 11:02am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Brill, just let me know a time when you'll be getting here (doesn't make a difference to me) and i'll wait for you at the bus stop...I'll whisper you my mobile number too.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 11:04am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     
    I'll be getting there at about 1pm. ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 11:08am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Okay, d'you know which bus you have to get on? I'll wait at a stop on campus if you want and i can show you round...then we can travel back to the Block and see what we can find to do! Have you been to Keele uni before?
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 11:09am (Apr 3rd 2009) edited
     
    I've never been there before. So don't really know where i am going. I am sure i will be able to find it. ;) If not then i'll contact you. :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 11:15am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Okay, if you're in Hanley just get the 25 bus to Keele, stay on that for around 45 minutes, you'll get to campus and i'll meet you at a stop!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 11:26am (Apr 3rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Okay Ace, i'm off for 30 last minutes of freedom before i knuckle down and do work! Maybe talk to you at some point, if not will see you on Sunday!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2009 12:55pm (Apr 3rd 2009)
     
    Yeh cool. :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2009 1:33am (Apr 5th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    See you tomorrow at some point Ace ;) Hopefully you will get here in time to see a guy in our Block come back to pick his things up from his room - we may have slightly graffitied (sp?) his door because he deserted E Block and went home :P

    Hopefully you can get to see this in person, it's very impressive!
    josh's room

    If you text / ring when you are almost(ish) at Keele, i will let you know where I am meeting you and how to get there. Am thinking maybe we could meet at the Sneyd pub and we can walk to E Block first, that's if i can direct you to it :D
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 5th, 2009 10:29am (Apr 5th 2009) edited
     
    haha. Yeh that'd be cool. ;) I'm looking forward to it. Cya later.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 12:20pm (Apr 6th 2009) edited
     
    Well that was just fascinating girls, now we want to hear all about your adventures, any mattress racing or vandalising dorm doorways?
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 12:28pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    'Vandalising dorm doorways'? That's quite clearly a photo of a new E Block art installation, which should be left there as it enriches the cultural experience of living in E Block. Or something.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 12:29pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I showed Ace round the campus, we went for a walk in the woods and during our walk saw some students having a BBQ...so we decided to randomly have one :P

    Went to Newcastle to pick up food and disposable BBQ, only to find that both Sainsbury's and Morrisons closed at 4pm. In desperation we went to a petrol station, where they sold the BBQ's (hurrah!) and then was able to buy food from the store on campus.

    We walked back and started a BBQ outside E Block in the grassy bit. It was brill, and luckily Security didn't come along and gate crash as BBQ's are not quite allowed on campus... :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 12:29pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    heh heh heh!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 12:30pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: Victoria'Vandalising dorm doorways'? That's quite clearly a photo of a new E Block art installation, which should be left there as it enriches the cultural experience of living in E Block. Or something.

    Indeed! Damn grumpy cleaners making us take it down...
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 12:41pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    I cross posted myself. Red thats sounds like fun, nothing like a random BBQ and I am glad security didnt find you! Poo to the grumpy cleaners for making you remove your artistic endeavours.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 1:01pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    Add a bit of card on the wall with an impressive sounding title for your 'kinetic artwork' next time - might stall the cleaners for a bit while they check with the Uni whether it's all supposed to be in the corridor or not.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 5:27pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    '...not quite allowed...' Is that what it says in the Rule Book? 'Barbeques are not quite permitted on campus...'
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 10:41pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chicken'...not quite allowed...' Is that what it says in the Rule Book? 'Barbeques are not quite permitted on campus...'


    Well, i haven't exactly read the rules, but i'm sure if i had they'd say something along those lines... :D
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 7:37pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    You HAVE to read the rules!!! :shocked: At school, we all had to have a copy of the skool rools stuck inside our desk lids.
    And we ticked each one off as we broke it...:devil:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 12:25am (Apr 8th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :D Can you still remember them?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 6:15pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Keep to the left in all corridors and staircases, no eating in the streets or on public transport,all hair below shoulder length to be tied back with a navy blue ribbon or band,all pupils to stand when a member of staff or visitor enters the classroom, silence in the library, only 5th form and sixth form to use the bridge (between 2 blocks),no jewellery of any type,no pupils below sixth form to leave school premises in lunch break,only regulation shoes to be worn....do you want the lot, or will that do yer? :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 8:56pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :o

    Good memory CC :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 8:57pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenall hair below shoulder length to be tied back with a navy blue ribbon or band,all pupils to stand when a member of staff or visitor enters the classroom

    I like those two best...why??
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 11:33pm (Apr 8th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: Red

    Good memory CC

    It's called indoctrination, cherub.

    A) Because hair not tied back is untidy and hoydenish (go and look it up - we had to!) and a danger in the laboratory and/or domestic science rooms and/or on the games field. (Although we never heard of anyone dying/injured/scarred from going w/o hair bands/ribbons in the aforementioned places).

    B) Because it's common courtesy to your elders and betters. Although we had a point of view on some of the staff being our 'betters'!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 2:40pm (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    Oh CC, do you not realise that no one was killed, injured or scarred BECAUSE you tied your hair back! It would've been carnage otherwise.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 4:22pm (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    I didn't tie my hair back...my hair goes up not down...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 11:42pm (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    Anti-gravity shampoo?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2009 3:09pm (Apr 10th 2009)
     
    Nope, just :rasta:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2009 7:59pm (Apr 10th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This weekend i have to go see my little cousins up in Newcastle for Easter :confused: Been crazy here at the moment, mum not at home so been travelling between houses during the day, builders at home so getting woke up at 8am (OUCH!!)...i thought we'd get a weekend to chill and let everything calm down, but we gotta go to Newcastle!

    Poor Milly, haven't had chance for a good long snuggle yet. We had a cuddle for 10 mins or so today, but then the builder disrupted us asking for some tools, and just as Milly had settled back on my lap they brought a ladder into the garden and she fled :-\
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2009 8:01pm (Apr 10th 2009)
     
    Is Neil going too? If so, who's hensitting? Us? :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2009 8:04pm (Apr 10th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha, can do!! My dad's going and I'm going, not sure if my mum will be going...if you see the hens looking lonely, give them a virtual pat!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 10th, 2009 8:07pm (Apr 10th 2009)
     
    So who is on hen patrol? Have to be Ollie, it's a bit far for me to come and tuck them up to bed...and I can't cook either, so they wouldn't want me catering for them!
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2009 8:14am (Apr 23rd 2009) edited
     
    I can't decide what to do this weekend.
    It has to be something new and something different and something exciting.
    Maybe I'll take GC (my Mazda) out for a drive...I could do with getting Grin Factor 10 back.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2009 6:26pm (Apr 23rd 2009)
     
    I'm working - all weekend...:(
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2009 7:43pm (Apr 23rd 2009)
     
    What i am doing this weekend:

    Going to a Cold Flame Acoustic gig tomorrow night then on Saturday and Sunday i will be doing more ICT coursework.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2009 9:06pm (Apr 23rd 2009)
     
    Posted By: Ace

    Going to a Cold Flame Acoustic gig


    ...for a change...:rolling:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd, 2009 9:12pm (Apr 23rd 2009)
     
    haha. Yeh i haven't seen them since last Friday!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2009 11:25am (Apr 24th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This weekend ~ tomorrow collecting my uni friends from the station :hurray:

    Then we are all off camping to Appletreewick...apparently the weather is supposed to turn nasty after all this glorious sunshine too, hurray :-\
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2009 1:15pm (Apr 24th 2009)
     
    Red...camping !! rather you then me unless I can be given guranteed good weather.

    My weekend plans might have to change because of Mum but I still plan on giving myself a treat, even if it means a few garden center visits and going to look at chickens and dreaming fo the ones I might want to keep.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2009 8:42pm (Apr 24th 2009)
     
    We're having Caitlyn overnight on Saturday. She's walking really well now and talking - she says mommy, daddy, baby, shoe, pop, cat (and some others that I can't remember at the moment!)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 24th, 2009 9:08pm (Apr 24th 2009)
     
    oh that will be real nice. Aurelia has gone back to Germany now I won't see her till middle of June. How old id Caitlyn ?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2009 5:28pm (Apr 25th 2009)
     
    She's 28...:rolling:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2009 10:19pm (Apr 25th 2009) edited
     
    :lol::rofl:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2009 10:49pm (Apr 25th 2009)
     
    :iagree: :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2009 9:43pm (Apr 26th 2009)
     
    Posted By: chief chickenShe's 28


    :crazy:

    Good one CC!

    Caitlyn is 15 months old. Every minute I'm with her I am amazed. I can't remember my own sons doing all the things she does, but they must have. She didn't go to bed til 11.45pm (she was W I D E awake!!), woke at 4am, I gave up trying to get her back to sleep in her cot at 5am and put her in with us. She slept horizontally til I woke her at 9am. I hardly got a wink of sleep, but she's worth it.

    It must be awful NN to have your family so far away. Every time I see them I remember how lucky I am that they are so close.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2009 10:01pm (Apr 26th 2009)
     
    Oh bless, I have been thinking of you and wondering what fun you must be having. They grow so quickly. Becky is really good and sends pictures and little video clips so we don't miss out too much. She is a lovely girl and we are so lucky having her as a daughter in law. I would rather they were together in Germany than Tim away in Iraq or afghanistan again.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 10:00am (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    I made some lemon curd saturday, it is a family favourite so doesn't last long. I went to Shefield yesterday with Jay as he needed something for his PC. It was a nice ride out, we watched the Grand Prix when we got home It was nice to have a lazy day for a change.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 11:43am (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    In my younger days we made lemon curd regularly.
    Once we managed to dissolve the plastic spoon in the pan....
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 12:26pm (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    Ha ha we do to many things at once, multitasking I think they call it nowadays. I boiled the potaoes dry on Thursday and didn't notice straight away, I was so annoyed at myself. A bit of biological washing powder into the pan with some water soak over night and hey presto one pan fixed a treat. As for the spuds I took the best ones out and mashed them they were ok as well. Pheww what a kerfuffle at the time.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 2:29pm (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    Talking of lemon curd....I have bene given about 20 large lemons. Any ideas if I should do a marmalade? The lemons have got really thick skins. They are form a friend's garden in Spain.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 3:32pm (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    oh they will be super, lucky girl. I started a new thread with a couple of lemon recipes on it for you. I thought it will be nice if us cooking bods could exchange our favourite recipes.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 6:26pm (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    Posted By: nanny northI thought it will be nice if us cooking bods could exchange our favourite recipes

    :rolling: I'll do my crispy duck recipe again, shall I? It's elsewhere on the forum, I think...:rolling:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 6:49pm (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    go girl...... give it a try sounds good
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 9:14pm (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    You reallyreally want my crispy duck recipe?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2009 9:25pm (Apr 27th 2009)
     
    well it would be interesting
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2009 2:15pm (Apr 28th 2009)
     
    Thanks NN...I'll have a look
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2009 6:29pm (Apr 28th 2009)
     
    Right; take one bottle of Pinot Grigio, nicely chilled. Fill a large glass. Pick up telephone and dial Marlow 2502. Ask for half a crispy duck. Drink wine. Wander down to Sun Ya, collect duck, wander back, finish bottle with duck.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2009 7:49pm (Apr 28th 2009)
     
    CC. That's cheating!!!

    but it sound a terrificly (sp?)good idea.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2009 8:29pm (Apr 28th 2009)
     
    I reckon 'terrificly' will do after a bottle of pinot, cherub! :drinkparty:
    But it's NOT cheating; it is a perfect model of time and motion efficiency and nobody has to eat my cooking. Everybody wins...:D
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2009 8:39pm (Apr 28th 2009)
     
    :001_tt2: Ha ha good one CC
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2009 8:41pm (Apr 28th 2009)
     
    is that a tongue out vanillacon? I thought it was a laughing one sorry about that CC. I should be wearing my spec's really
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeApr 29th, 2009 1:53pm (Apr 29th 2009)
     
    the best cooking I do is when someone else cooks for me. :-)
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 8:08am (May 8th 2009)
     
    Having a party on Saturday.
    Have plenty of yummy cooking to do and if anyone on here wants to make it to the land of roundabouts then please contact me and I'll direct you to Chez Shobhna
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 8th, 2009 9:33am (May 8th 2009)
     
    That is so kind of you Innit many thanks to you. I am sorry I won't be able to make it as every one here except me will be out so I wont have a family taxi to help me out. Have a super day and I will be thinking of you and look forward to hearing about it afterwards.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2009 1:50pm (May 12th 2009)
     
    :cool:party went well. I did not dare to have candles on my birthday cake. far too many and it might have the boys in rubber over to put the fire out.

    If I can figure out how to download photos from my camera and put them on here, then you migth get to see some. :-)
    all depends on how much help I might be given.

    Ma still poorly, prognosis not good. 6/12 months without the heart-valve replacement and a lot lot longer with the Op. The Op. carries significant risks too. So, a lot of thinking to be done by Mum and by us all.
    So, my focus in now on my Mum before I worry over anything else.

    A bit of a bitter-sweet birthday in many many ways. Still, lesson learnt and I will never trust anyone ever again, then I can't get hurt. Simple.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2009 2:45pm (May 12th 2009)
     
    Don't get cynical - stay your usual open self and nicer things will happen. Glad you had a good time on your birthday.
    love to you and mum...:heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 12th, 2009 11:51pm (May 12th 2009)
     
    :iagree: x
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2009 8:00am (May 13th 2009) edited
     
    Thank you both. It was a hard one to do but had to be done.
    Strange, isn't it, that you feel you know someone inside out and then you find that you don't.
    CC, I know I will deal with this better, just that yesterday was a very wobbly day. I guess the chat with Mum's consultant and the seriousness of Mum's condition hit me harder yesterday and what with every thing else that is happening.....I was well ready to be certified because I just could not stop feeling sorry for poor 'ole Me. :help:
    Had a long pep talk from one of my good friends yesterday, not that it fixed anything but it just gave me more courage to go on and to not throw the towel in.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2009 12:16pm (May 13th 2009)
     
    Come on girl we are all here for you, you can not afford to get low in spirits at the moment. If your Mum see's you all depressed and sad she will get to worrying and not concentrate on getting herself well. I know how hard it is but you can do it. Together we are all strong. Big hugs and love to you xx
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2009 2:03pm (May 13th 2009)
     
    NN....I promise I'm hanging in there and yes, with a lot of support from all my friends everywhere, including here, I know that I will get there. I just know that it will all be fine.
    hugs received :-)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 13th, 2009 5:43pm (May 13th 2009)
     
    Hang on in there kid; we're rooting for you!
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2009 8:43am (May 14th 2009)
     
    A bit of positive news....my Mother is giving the heart valve replacement option a bit of consideration rather then just dismissing it. Strange where help comes from....there is a lady in her ward who has had 2 lots of heart valve replacements and she has bene talking to Mum and my Ma has actually been listening and taking the advice.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2009 9:09am (May 14th 2009)
     
    oh that is so good, see how things work out Init, help is often at hand from the most unexpected souces, Have faith and don't ever give up
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2009 2:20pm (May 14th 2009)
     
    that is one thing I do have and that is 'faith'
    I know everything will fall into place and very very soon.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 14th, 2009 3:54pm (May 14th 2009)
     
    Well your mum's not going to listen to YOU, is she? After all, you're always only a five-year-old to your mother, I have found...:D
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeMay 15th, 2009 8:20am (May 15th 2009)
     
    True CC...true. Ma thinks I need looking after and not the other way round. She still thinks that I can't wipe my own nose. :-)

    One of the reasons she gave me yesterday for not wanting to go for the Op. was because it would be too much driving for me because she woud be in John Radcliffe in Oxford and it was a long way form Milton Keynes and she was aware how much rushing around I was already doing.....I tell you...My Ma comes up with the strangest of reasons at times.

    I know she does not like being a burden to anyone. How do I explain to her that it is not a burden and I'd physically carry my Mum there if it was going to give her more years on this earth and give her quality of life.

    Little does she realise that running about and worrying for her is keeping me sane right now. :-)

    The men is white coats are hovering nearby most of the time.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2009 2:09pm (Jun 8th 2009) edited
     
    Weekend just gone...Saturday, I went to Castle Combe for the Classic Cars Rally. Did not go on the track though. I thought I did well just to get the MX5 out and drive to Burford, to meet the rest of the car club friends and then to drive to Castle Combe. Had a good day although I worried about the MX5 breaking down on me all day. I'm the world's best worrier.

    I had company and I think that is why I managed it, otherwise I'd have just given up and sat in the house and howled again.........

    Still, I believe it is the start of me relying only on me and no one else. At least I have only me to blame if I screw up.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 8th, 2009 2:13pm (Jun 8th 2009)
     
    Well done did you good to get out and about. Did you manage to get the top down? It was very wet here.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2009 4:25pm (Jun 9th 2009)
     
    Why should it break down, Init? You look after it, don't you? And I bet you're in the AA/RAC, aren't you? Relax! :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 5:09am (Jun 10th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    this weekend we leave E Block. Forever. :cry:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 7:40am (Jun 10th 2009) edited
     
    :cheer:oh we don't care cos we get you back for a while:swingin:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 7:54am (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    Posted By: Redthis weekend we leave E Block. Forever.:cry:" alt=":cry:" src="http:///hencam_forum/extensions/Vanillacons/smilies/standard/cry.gif" />


    I know it makes you kind of sad, Red...but it sure will be nice to have you back home at the hencam.:yay_jump:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 11:12am (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    This weekend I am going on a bus trip to the Birmingham Flower Show.
    I've been before but not for a couple of years.
    Looking forwward to smooching about with my "old lady's trolley" (mine has a seat too).
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 1:09pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    Oh that will be a lovely trip Ollie I look forward to hearing all about it. I haven't been to a flower show for years now. I used to go to the Hampton Court one and on the last day you could buy the plants.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 1:54pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    I've been to Tatton and Malvern but there haven't been enough seats booked last two years for the bus company to go ahead. So I booked into the first available to give time to get onto another if required.
    Anyway I am all go for Brum now.
    I really enjoy the travel too.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 2:47pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks all. It's gonna be so sad though :( Not only do we leave our beloved E Block forever (and we've had so many fun times here!) but I won't see my peeps for three whole months, not properly anyway :cry:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 4:09pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    Ollie, you should drop in to see Kate!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 5:10pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    It is always sad when it is time to move on Red, but at least you will be seeing every one again after the holidays so all is not quite lost
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 10th, 2009 6:01pm (Jun 10th 2009)
     
    I don't think Kate would be very pleased with a bus full of gardening folks turning up for a cuppa!

    I'll give her a wave if we go down her street.