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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 2:26pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    :confused: for some strange reason, I can imagine a chicken wearing a duck suit
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 3:58pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    Luke that is sooo random!! You lot crack me up! Oli, I bet Diane has to go back to her post and re-read what she wrote now!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 9:03pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    Kate - I was cracking up at Ollie post and then CC's. Then I came to Luke's and thought - Wot? Cor blimey! That was amazing and totally random. Excellent. :rolling: Deserving of a rolling head.

    I feel like a bad girl though :shamed: because my post was a sort of a setup - although I thought I'd be capturing (err - giving fuel to) CC, not Ollie. :tongue: Why is it that people who watch hens day after day for years on end are all hilarious persons?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 9:06pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    Because it sends you MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!!! Mwahahahahaha!:crazy:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 9:09pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    OMG. Big LOL.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 9:10pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    I don't know why you're laughing...you're one of us!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 9:10pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    Oh.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 20th, 2008 9:13pm (Jan 20th 2008)
     
    There, hadn't thought of that, had you...?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2008 9:06pm (Jan 21st 2008)
     
    Brilliant. I luuuuurrrrrrve this site!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 21st, 2008 9:44pm (Jan 21st 2008)
     
    See, there's another one...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2008 5:45am (Jan 22nd 2008)
     
    Yes, I see what you see..... Hmmm.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2008 5:58am (Jan 22nd 2008) edited
     
    Coincidentally to this - out TV is on at this moment. Public station. The show it the American Experience and they are featuring a documentary called The Lobotomist. About the inventor of the lobotomy. All I can say is: Each & everyone of us is damn lucky we weren't active in the world during this guy's heyday.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2008 5:33pm (Jan 22nd 2008)
     
    Too late; I've been done!! As they say, I need either a frontal lobotomy or a bottle in front of me...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2008 7:01pm (Jan 22nd 2008)
     
    I've just realised that I haven't printed off the posts yet, and its now switched from Baby to Brains!!! If only I could get an hour alone at the PC without being interrupted by this lot!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2008 7:14pm (Jan 22nd 2008) edited
     
    I don't remember where it was posted originally there are so many topical threads, but I just wanted to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for the gift! It arrived this morning and even though its a bit big (only by about a year!) we're going to try it on her and post a picture. Is that actually Tilly, Milly and Penny on the front? Its so great!!! Even hubby liked it which is unheard of!!

    Danny and Rachael said thank you very much - they looked a bit freaked out when I first told them I'd posted all about her, but are quite happy now and pleased that so many people are interested in her wellbeing.

    Once again, THANKS TO EVERYONE AT HENCAM HQ!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2008 8:30pm (Jan 22nd 2008)
     
    OMG - how wonderful Kate! I can hardly wait to see the picture :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd, 2008 9:34pm (Jan 22nd 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh yay, I'm glad it's arrived Kate!

    Yes, that's the girls on the front...we realised it would be a bit big for Caitlyn at the moment, but we thought it would be nice to send a pressie from us all, and my dad thought the baby grow was appropriate. Hope everything is well with Caitlyn et al :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 28th, 2008 7:06pm (Jan 28th 2008)
     
    Well, Kate; has she taken any O levels yet? In my experience most babies seem to be phenomenally intelligent for their age...or so their mamas tell me. So which subjects is she doing for A level?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 28th, 2008 7:18pm (Jan 28th 2008)
     
    You're psychic! (or is that psychotic?) She IS phenomenally intelligent, but we don't want the press coming round here making a big thing of it so its just between us OK? She can hold her head up, and studies everyone's faces so that's probably enough qualifications to be a copper already (isn't it Wazza?!) She has a great pair of lungs on her when she wants something, so is going to make someone a lovely (fish)wife :D and is, of course, stupendously beautiful, but that's because she's got my genes. :thumbup:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 28th, 2008 7:41pm (Jan 28th 2008)
     
    Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 28th, 2008 11:31pm (Jan 28th 2008)
     
    No, psychotic just about covers it...pictures, yes, but no sniffing nappies - I'm still in a delicate state at the mo...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeJan 28th, 2008 11:43pm (Jan 28th 2008)
     
    CC - what have you done. The power of suggestion...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 28th, 2008 11:52pm (Jan 28th 2008)
     
    No, not the power of suggestion,the experience of being bored rigid by new mummies. Our friends had the First Baby Ever In The History Of The World. Turned up on the doorstep with a brat the size of a peanut and fifty-two carrier bags. Decided they'd left a dummy in the van, and went back to the van, only to reappear with another fifty-two carrier bags...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2008 4:05pm (Jan 29th 2008)
     
    That's the nice thing about being a grandma - don't have to worry about any of the paraphernalia that goes with them, can just enjoy a play and a cuddle and hand them back. I told Danny everytime she wakes in the night its payback and since then she's hardly slept a wink! Don't know how he'll get on when he goes back to work next week poor lamb (hee hee!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2008 4:18pm (Jan 29th 2008)
     
    Tell him to invest in some Proplus caffeine tablets. Got me through some insomniac episodes!
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2008 8:35pm (Jan 29th 2008)
     
    My Mum would say babies are like dogs....
    Beautiful when they have owners attached.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2008 8:51pm (Jan 29th 2008)
     
    Yes, but I LIKE dogs, and dogs like me. Whereas I only have to catch the eye of a sprog and it starts to cry, even if I have bared my teeth in a smile-type thing. I'm considering getting a t shirt printed with that warning you used to see on plastic bags - WARNING: KEEP THIS BAG AWAY FROM CHILDREN...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2008 10:16pm (Jan 29th 2008)
     
    WARNING: KEEP THIS BAG AWAY FROM CHILDREN.... :rolling: :rolling:

    CC...I love it!!.. :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 29th, 2008 11:02pm (Jan 29th 2008)
     
    It could be sold alongside your "knuckle-dragging chicken hater" t-shirts.

    I prefer dogs to kids too. Sorry to my sons and granddaughter!!

    Danny can't swallow tablets!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2008 5:52pm (Jan 30th 2008)
     
    Grind 'em up and put them in with a tin of pilchards. O sorry, that's cats, innit? :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2008 6:45pm (Jan 30th 2008)
     
    Sprinkle 'em on a McDs hamburger and I might have a chance (for Danny, not the cat!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2008 7:51pm (Jan 30th 2008)
     
    Yech...still haven't got over the 'orrible taste of the McD's I had in 1976. And I can only think they've got worse...:fierce:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2008 9:58pm (Jan 30th 2008)
     
    Just go chew on some cardboard - its the same sensation.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 30th, 2008 10:37pm (Jan 30th 2008)
     
    I think you might find that statement actionable, Kate. You ought to rephrase it - otherwise the cardboard manufacturers of the world might unite to sue you for libel... :hungry:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 31st, 2008 9:45am (Jan 31st 2008)
     
    Ah, I should've said "... its a better taste". More accurate and the cardboard companies will be happy!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 31st, 2008 5:07pm (Jan 31st 2008)
     
    Spot on! :wink:
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      CommentAuthorwazza
    • CommentTimeJan 31st, 2008 8:45pm (Jan 31st 2008)
     

    no longer a member

    The only thing I eat at McD's are Sausage and egg McMuffins and a chocolate Milk Shake
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 31st, 2008 8:53pm (Jan 31st 2008)
     
    I can't believe you eat that muck! I suppose you have to be tough to be a pleeeeceman...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 31st, 2008 10:23pm (Jan 31st 2008)
     
    I eat it when I can't be bothered to cook, and my youngest lives on them. I think that's what comes of being out on the road all the time.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 9:20am (Feb 1st 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    One of the side-effects of being veggie is that it limits your fast-food options!

    Although I do like pizza hut... hmmmm!

    I made a really good huge veggie pie the other night even Helen was impressed, and I made the pastry and everything! :p The filling was vegan mince, and lots of chopped vegetables and spices and gravy mix and lazy chillies - yum!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 5:27pm (Feb 1st 2008)
     
    My ma makes Shepherdess Pie, with lentils and all sorts of healthy cr*p topped off with mash. And although I'm not a veggie, I have to say it's delish...
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 8:45pm (Feb 1st 2008)
     
    Yum-yum, I enjoy the Pizza Hut 's Veggie Lovers' Pizza most of all.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 8:50pm (Feb 1st 2008) edited
     
    I hate pizza. And cheese. And lentils. And loads and loads of other things. :( Our dept dietician thinks I'm some sort of freak because I eat rubbish but am at the lower end of recommended weight for my height. She can't understand it!
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 8:50pm (Feb 1st 2008)
     
    Kate, Is Caitlin staying at your house now ? She should be at a really cute stage this Easter to dress up in a sweet little bonnet and dress, for some pictures .
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 8:55pm (Feb 1st 2008)
     
    Yes, they're still living here. I was looking after her yesterday evening while they sorted out the bedroom etc and just as I was about to give her back I was bouncing her and laughing and singing and she gave me a proper smile. I know Oli will say it was wind, but her mom and dad saw it too and agreed it was a proper one. Most of the photos I've got she's either asleep or a startled rabbit! My son has some better ones - will get him to put them on the computer then I can upload them.
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 9:01pm (Feb 1st 2008)
     
    Kateb, I really do believe you about the smile. I have seen a very new baby smile.... and it was NOT that windy smile but eyes smiling too !!!
    Don't always believe what the books say. Instinct is very powerfull, especially when it comes to babies and mums.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 9:23pm (Feb 1st 2008)
     
    That was Rachael's expression exactly - that its a real smile because her eyes smile too! I'm glad you agree - I spend a lot of time with "health professionals" who are happy to rubbish anything that isn't proven by an expert and written in a tome.
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2008 9:30pm (Feb 1st 2008)
     
    Yes, Kate, I believe Caitlin gave you a real smile to let you know that she thinks her Grandma Kate is the best granny ever.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 2:13am (Feb 2nd 2008)
     
    Awwww. :D :D :D
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 10:31am (Feb 2nd 2008)
     
    Ah yes Kate, stuff written in books are good guidelines as they have been controlled observations af many, many instances but they fail to point out that there are many varying degrees around also.
    I wouldn't rubbish anything a parent reports, they observe their child, that is what happened in that instance.
    I am, after all, a 'Radical' midwife.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 5:35pm (Feb 2nd 2008)
     
    Really?? :shocked: What's a radical midwife? One who tells 'em to give birth in a wood? Or one who has all sorts of exciting piercings and tattoos? Or one who (gasp!!) doesn't conform to NHS guidelines and does what she thinks is....gulp....COMMONSENSE???!! OO, Ollie, I reckon we'd get on. As long as you didn't try to make me pick up a sprog!
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 5:48pm (Feb 2nd 2008)
     
    You have your finger on the answer there. NHS guidelines are guidelines and not compulsary. A midwife is a practitioner in her own right and has autonomy. To protect the public there is a rule book of course, not written by the hospital consultants but by midwives and nurses' ruling body.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 6:07pm (Feb 2nd 2008)
     
    At least it's written by people who know, and not by the grey suits in some office somewhere!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2008 10:29pm (Feb 2nd 2008)
     
    The problem being that a lot of the grey suits WERE health practitioners at one time or another, but probably didn't have the wherewithall to see it through as a career and preferred to go for big bucks instead. There are always a few notable exceptions (I know one or two) but not many. And I must also add that I've met a few health professionals who really should give up and go work in a supermarket for the sake of the patients!

    Caitlyn's just been in the bath with her mommy and screamed the house down. She's not happy at all poor lamb!!! Nanny Kate babysat this afternoon so I took her for a walk, called in on a friend who's having a bad time (she was so pleased to see us both!) and in no time at all mommy and daddy were back. Rachael looked so relieved to see her baby was still in one piece!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 12:13am (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    What did she think you were going to do??? I mean, it's not as if you came to visit ME, is it? :devil:
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 12:04pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    I wonder if Caitlyn was hungry when she had her bath?
    I have found so many Mums think it is dangerous to bathe baby after a meal and so give food after.
    Bathing a contented baby is a delight.
    This stems from the idea that swimming (batheing) on a full stomach is dangerous. That is a wrong theory too, unless you are doing a very strenuous swim, ie., The Channel or similar.
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 12:08pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    I have a feeling I am turning into 'Super Nanny' on this list!
    'Super Nanny' is on UK TVs, programme about how to bring up and discipline your young children. It is a real throw-back to old ideas and values. Has caused a furore on some on the childcare internet lists.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 2:20pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    I think she was just suffering separation anxiety and the belief that if the baby is out of view it can't be being looked after properly!

    I don't remember if she was fed before or after, but you are right about that thinking. I'll mention it to them and see if they thought the same. She usually loves a bath so it was unusual - she has a bit of a cold so might've just felt out of sorts. I love having you post on here with your good advice! Supernanny is an excellent programme and I think she shows that with good discipline you can really enjoy your child and have some great fun together. The children are always much happier when they have some rules and lines to be guided by.
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 3:21pm (Feb 3rd 2008) edited
     
    There are reports of some of the children needing psycho' help after, also one marriage broke up. Of course these are things that could easily (likely/possibly) have been there anyway.
    There is more than one of these programmes and all are very different. Can't say I have watched more than a short time on any of them.
    I agree with the rules and known limits for children, they do need to know where they stand.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 7:11pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    Absolutely. Whip, chair, cattle prod. Works for me! :devil:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 9:43pm (Feb 3rd 2008) edited
     
    Parenting is a mine field. Whatever tack you take someone will come along and say its the wrong one.

    I was trying to get a photo of Caitlyn smiling tonight but missed it every time. Here's the latest photo - she's wearing her first dress and looks so sweet! It has chickens on the front (not that you can see them in this shot, you'll have to take my word for it!) so thought it was appropriate for hencam!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 9:44pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    Caitlyn 3wksW
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2008 10:44pm (Feb 3rd 2008)
     
    Caitlyn is in the very best place of all. = Being worn by Mum.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 6:53am (Feb 4th 2008) edited
     
    OH she is DEAR!! And she looks like the description of happiness. Sleeping safely in mommy's arms.

    Thank you Kate. I've been really hoping for a photo.

    Ollie I find what you have to say to be really soothing and I don't even have a kid :D
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 7:10am (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    Oh Wow.. Thank you for posting the latest picture of "our baby" Kate..she's just so darling ..and what a cute little dress. Keep those pictures coming..you are so lucky to be able to be with your grandbaby, Kate. Mine live all the way on the other coast of the US, in Maryland, thousands of miles away.
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 12:46pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    Oh she is soooo cute, have spent more time today looking at her than i have at the hens.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 5:03pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That is a gorgeous pic, smile or no smile :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 7:56pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    I took another photo after I'd been on hencam which I'll post in a sec - that shows her dress and an almost smile!! She's actually being worn by Nanny not Mommy in that photo, but it makes me really happy to be holding her. They're thinking of moving to Ireland when she's about 5 yrs old so I'm making the most of her now. I didn't think a grandbaby would bother me that much, but I sympathise with you Lynn - you must miss them dreadfully and I know how lucky I am.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 7:57pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    Caitlyn smile
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 7:58pm (Feb 4th 2008) edited
     
    Now she's in Mommy's hands! Note the chicken on the dress and her 'almost' smile. The cats were in the background but ducked out just as my phone snapped this!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2008 9:10pm (Feb 4th 2008)
     
    She's beautiful, Kate..I love the little chicks on her dress.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 5:38am (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    That chicken rocks.

    Darn I knew it was going to be you; just because we assumed it was Ma. So, how far is Ireland? More or less than an American daily commute? I'm glad you are treasuring all your moments but I hope you have continued connection with her. Actually you have to for US - this is Hencam Baby #One! :D
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 9:13am (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    It takes about 50 mins by plane, or several hours by ferry, so not a huge difference (not as far as Lynn's family) but still a contact limiting distance. I don't know if they'll actually do it, but they feel that its a better quality of life for Caitlyn over there. Who knows.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 5:05pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    How can it be better for Caitlyn with no granny on hand to maul her about?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 6:45pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    That's very true CC!! I don't know how they'd get along - Danny has always lived within a 2 mile radius of where we are now. Rachael's been further afield - think they lived in Devon for a while? - and a few other moves so she's a bit more used to relocation. I'd have to get frequent flyer miles!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 8:22pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    You have five years to find horrendous crime figures, dreadful economic forecasts and 'surveys' all of which show that Ireland is a terrible place to bring up a sprog...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2008 10:47pm (Feb 5th 2008)
     
    Brilliant!! I'm on to it now. If it shows the opposite perhaps we should all go!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 4:30pm (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    Find yourself a computer whizz, and perhaps you can forge a 'Never Go To Ireland If You Value Your Life' website...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 7:11pm (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    I'd probably be targeted by the Irish Tourist Board! We went to Northern Ireland a few years ago for a long weekend and it was a really nice place. All I'd ever seen was the news where people were being shot, bombed, houses painted with slogans, and hate of the British. In fact it was a lovely place - friendly, clean, welcoming. I'll just cry and beg and plead - that might work!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 7:57pm (Feb 6th 2008)
     
    No, it'll just reinforce every mother-in-law joke Rachael has ever heard...
    I trained with a bloke from Omagh...keep saying I'll go and see him, but I get nosebleeds going to Berkshire, so it doesn't look too likely!
    • CommentAuthoroli in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2008 9:44pm (Feb 6th 2008) edited
     
    Mentioning being targeted by a Tourist Board !

    My Dad bought a shirt when the Japanese very first started sending us cheap stuff.
    He wore it and washed it, well Mum did. No wash machines in those days.... The shirt shrank +++
    wouldn't have fitted a small child, well maybe a very small one.
    He was editing a local newspaper group at the time and wrote about it in his editorial.
    Got a very threatening letter from the Japanese Consulate !!!
    We were afraid we had caused an international incident...

    I must reiterate it was a very long time ago and our country's relations with Japan have very much improved, as have the quality of their goods, in fact they are superior in so many ways.

    eg., just tonight, I had a flat battery after leaving lights on for 15 mins and couldn't start car. Now this was MY fault but it was the first fault we have had on this Japanese car after 12 years of use!. Maybe the battery is getting to the end of it's life?

    Also I spent a few weeks in Japan, with Japanese folks, living all Japanese style and found them so very different from folks I have found in any other part of the world. They are a fantastic race.


    Now what is this thread I'm in? Ooops....
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2008 9:54am (Feb 7th 2008)
     
    I've found out its my son that wants to go, Rach is happy in B'ham! That makes it a LOT easier!!! :devil:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2008 5:11pm (Feb 7th 2008)
     
    Ho yes...you can press his buttons FAR more easily! :devil:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2008 5:47am (Feb 9th 2008)
     
    Oh my word. I really hope this particular thread is not searchable on Google - as we've found with Runny Poo. Otherwise we're have a public relations problems across several nations and Danny will have a heads up on The Plan.

    Kate I really laughed aloud when I read your :devil: last post. I can just picture the change in your demeanor from worry to lip smacking palms rubbing (aaaaaak) MOTHER.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2008 4:05pm (Feb 9th 2008)
     
    She puts the 'mean' in demeanour...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2008 10:18pm (Feb 9th 2008)
     
    A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 5:13am (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    The "Baby!" thread has really deteriorated.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 1:00pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Oh, I dunno; I'm just starting to get interested! :wink:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 3:43pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Don't think I'll be downloading these comments for little precious!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 6:39pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    O that's right....NANNY STATE!!! :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 8:42pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Or is that nanny in a state?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 9:02pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Or 'What nanny states is right'?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 9:47pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Or Nanny's taters are best. (geddit?)

    (Taters is a slang name for potatoes for the US cammers!)
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2008 11:51pm (Feb 10th 2008)
     
    Now that's interesting - I thought *taters* originated as a term in the southern US?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 2:42pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    Perhaps it did. At least you knew what I was on about!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 3:13pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    For once. LOL
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 6:33pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    Come on, Diane, it's COCKNEY rhyming slang!! Taters = cold; (taters in the mould).
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 6:35pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    I've never heard that one!
    • CommentAuthorJanice Sansing
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 7:12pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    Kate, Thanks for sharing pictures of beautiful little Kaitlin with us. She looks so sweet and she really does look like she is smiling.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2008 7:13pm (Feb 11th 2008)
     
    I went to college in the East End!