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Mon 15-Feb-10
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brightspark
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Couldn't agree more, Danuta - a few weeks back, when the Govt said they were on alert for a terrorist act, my son was flying to the USA, and my thoughts went to Lockerbie. I was so grateful that my son sent a text to tell me he was safely installed in the hotel.

Big_Hug to you for what you're going through.

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Mon 15-Feb-10
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Thanks BS.  As Kate said they will always be our babies.

Anyway to get this thread back on track ( sorry my fault )  I have achieved absolutely nothing today out of the ordinary.  I have been very lazy and enjoyed every minute of it!    

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Mon 15-Feb-10
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Likewise ! Still recovering from the journey - it must be age, or something - you know, when you get to 21 Whistle this happens !! Big_Laugh

I have been reading through the magazines and books that arrived while away.

My lovely hubby bought me the Hairy Bikers 'Mums Know Best' cookbook - secretly he adores rum babas, and there is a recipe in the book .......

My son bought me the book 'Pets Projects - the animal knits bible', and finally my subscribed magazine, so I have had a lovely lazy day - just reading.

Bliss.

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Mon 15-Feb-10
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Hi Kate thanks for asking, the cough is going now but I ruttle away like someone on a 60 a day habit, but at least I am sleeping and my head isn't fogged so I can at least study. Doh

Those costumes you made are fabulous, I take my hat off to you. WellDone

Tue 16-Feb-10
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Spoke too soon, spent from 4am trying to sleep on our couch - so pleased it is a nice comfy one. Anyway just managed to get through some studying and then was too tired to carry on Confused so decided to go and look at an oven/central heating burner that a friend has spotted (kind of like an aga type thingy). We decided that it was actually going to be better at heating our other apartment than the woodburning stove that is in at the moment Ok and as we live in Latvia, if you see something that you possibly think may be what you need you buy it, because you can bet your last quid that you won't find it when you do need it. Worse comes to the worse our friend will buy it off us when he gets enough money hehe.Cheers Being Latvia, the lady at the shop made some phonecalls and arranged for her brother and two other big guys to take it home for us, and they followed us to the apartment 30 miles away and manhandled it into the apartment and gave them £30 for doing it. None of this waiting around for a time convenient for whoever is selling it two weeks later.Cheers

Tue 16-Feb-10
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So sorry you are not feeling better Joanna.  Have you been to the doc? I hope you sleep well tonight

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That must have been a real shock to hear that news Danuta. I'm glad your son's ok.

I'm over my shock now, thanks everyone. I'm extra careful about doors now and will handle it all better, should anything similar happen again in the future. I kept an eye on the local nes because I'd got it into my head I should have told the police about them. The road really isn't set up for pedestrians and I worried about other drivers meeting them.

Tue 16-Feb-10
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I am glad you are feeling better Shereen.  It is amazing how people can knock your confidence so quickly. The two lads probably don't even remember the incident.  That doesn't help you though.  My car locks automatically when I drive off.  I was going to release the catch for it.  I don't think I will now.  Thank you for sharing.

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Wed 17-Feb-10
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I did sleep well Danuta thank you, I actually spent the whole night in bed rather than starting off there and ending up on the couch so I don't wake hubby. I haven't been to the doctors because I actually feel that I am not fighting an infection any more, just trying to rid by body of the gubbins of the cold/cough and I only felt rubbish yesterday due to lack of sleep. Although I am still coughing I do feel much better for the goodnight's sleep Ok. It is always a dilemma of whether to go to the doctor's anyway don't you think (even without the hassle of organising a translator at the same time), I knew this was a virus and there is nothing a doctor can really give you for a virus - antibiotics are for bacteria and should never, never never be given just for viruses Steam, protection for the vulnerable maybe but never for a cold, flu etc.

Just remembered wonder if it was the Black Balasam (Riga Balsam and blackcurrant) in a drop of tea that helped.Whistle

Glad you are over your shock now Shereen.Big_Hug

Wed 17-Feb-10
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Steam Screem and screem again i have been on the computer since 6 this morning doing some resurch anbout herb's and spices the laten name ect ect ect got up to the letter b thought id have a break and poped up mums for a cupper got back and cant find the file no ware i have done a file serch with key words and nothing now i feel i can't be botherd for the rest of the day Steam i saved the file every 5-10 minits so were it gone has lost me. i planned to spend the whole day working on this .so my Achievements for the day is has been lost will still try looking YellSteam

Wed 17-Feb-10
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Big_Hug Every sympathy Mutley. Have you tried "Open Recent" in the programme you were using? (Usually found somewhere in File on your toolbar) Big_Hug

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I wrote in word but it could not find it, did just find it but did so many serches . but why it could not find it for so long it weird so glad cheers, im  just having some honey on toast and its dripped on to the key board Doh  Cheers

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I think my computer is getting crowded or untidy or maybe I am getting forgetful, searches take a long time trying to remember key words. I think it is because I do so many different things with my computer from Bible studies and Newsletter, to searches for articles on gardening, farming, agroforestry etc etc etc and I have a course on top of that and so I need to cross-reference stuff - when I get the time.Doh

Glad you found your file though Cool and although honey is supposed to be good for wounds, even the NHS have started using it now, I don't think it is terribly good for your computer. Whistle

Wed 17-Feb-10
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It's the only food stuff that will never go off.

Factoid for the day! Ok

I have achieved a load of visa stuff and course changes for work.  Dull.  Lunchtime soon so hoping to get the rest of our tips in some semblance of order then.  Cheers 

Wed 17-Feb-10
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I feel your pain Mutley. I'm not really a fan fo computers, despite having to work with the wretched things on a day to day basis, and obviously fora like this could never exist without them. Still, if I see a spinning Jenny i'll smash it (unless it's a museum of course, which is about the only place one would be these days). A little industrial revolution joke there, hope you enjoyed it.

And my thoughts and prayers are with your family Danuta, and everyone else affected by such a horrible event. I was listening to something on the radio (you like how specific my references are, no? I think it was radio 2, but it may have been 4, and it was either monday or tuesday at probably about 20 past 5, that do?) the other day about a woman who had a pen friend in Iraq who she raised money for to come to the UK to study, and she said that once her friend got out she felt guilty for feeling less concerned about news of bombings and the like over there. But humans only have so much capacity for compassion, and it does tend to be focused on those we know personally. I guess this is a sort of protection mechanism, as if we were to go around caring about every bad thing that happens to people we don't know as deeply as we do about the things that affect our nearest and dearest we'd have no time to do anything but weep and rend our garments. And that would be of limited use to the people affected anyway. I've digressed somewhat, haven't I?

I have nothing noteworthy to report on the achievements front. it's been a quiet week or so. I made some pancakes last nigh for shrove purposes, and though I say it myself, they were yummylicious.

Now I'm giving up meat and alcohol and chocolate for Lent, so in 40 days I shall be able to report on whether or not I have achieved that. Though such reporting mayl have to wait until I've stripped an entire cooked sheep to the bone with my bare teeth.

I stood for election to be a union rep for the regional offices of the place what where I work, but lost. So an anti-achievement there, are they allowed in this thread?

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