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Achievements for the day
Thu 4-Feb-10
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mutley
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7 out of 10 jobs done.but got loads of washing up now as had a go at some home made Elderberry sweets what a mess .got work soon Cry only 3-1/2 hours to do that that feels like a prison sentance.

Thu 4-Feb-10
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Danny said:

Joanna, Kate, Mutley, Rae, BS, Danast -

Sorry, guys, but high achievers like you make myself and Toffeeapple feel totally inadequate.


I'll have you know that I spent almost two hours trying to get my printer to give me six invoices today!  Why?  Steam

And yes, inadequate most days! No energy you see.Frown

I'll try that again!

Thu 4-Feb-10
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You tell him TA and no one would ever call you inadequate.    Big_Hug   We rely on you!

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Thu 4-Feb-10
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[Image Can Not Be Found] i hope it works Cheers

Thu 4-Feb-10
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Big_Hug Aww...thanks Danuta!

I'll try that again!

Thu 4-Feb-10
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I will ignore the ganging-up elements (for now Wink )

Rae - your "truce" reminds me of our dear departed (last year) buddy, Daffyd (David, or Daithi in Irish-speak). He lived next door before he fell on hard times. Born in Reading but so proud of his Welsh roots that he was Welsh. We both roared on our teams in the rugby and supported each other's when not playing head to head.

On one terrible afternoon, he came over to ours to watch Irl v Wales. I honestly cannot remember who won that day but it was a horrible occasion. Neither of us could roar on our teams. Rather, we felt obliged to give gentlemanly appreciation of the efforts of the other team, It was terrible!

We laughed about it afterwards but I will never do that again with a friend! OK in a pub or a stadium, but not in a sitting-room with nobody else present to ease the tension.

To pull this thread back on track - my achievement for today was to make a fairly long list of all the tasks I intend to tackle at the weekend. Wow. For me, that is an achievement! Wine Wine Wine

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Thu 4-Feb-10
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I did some sewing or the first time in a week or more, another costume made, three more to go.

I also managed to resist putting the lights on until the late afternoon, don't know about the rest of you, but where I am it was one of those days that gets light until around 9am, then just spends the rest of the day getting darker and darker,yuk!

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Fri 5-Feb-10
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I shall show no such restraint tomorrow D, I'll be cheering my beautiful boys on with all my lungs. Win or lose I shall be graceful though. unless they cheat, the filthy saes buggers.

My achievement for yesterday was actually getting to my welsh class. Today it was getting up before the crack of dawn to go swimming.

the list of tasks sounds impressiver Danny, you will  keep us posted on how many of them you tick off, won't you? :p

And sorry to say, Kate, my office on Cardiff bay is already filling with sunshine to the point we have to close the blinds to see our monitors today. But being on the water's edge probably gives us the unfair advantage.

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Fri 5-Feb-10
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It's ok Rae we have had some SUN today- my Snowdrops have opened properly. Amazing. Birds singing like the clappers.We have aslo had some rain, but, hell, SUNSHINE.WellDone

My achievement today was to get another costume made...two to go...can't wait to have my sitting room back from under the piles of fabric, trimmings, hats, parasols and bumrolls so I can mess it up with something else.

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Fri 5-Feb-10
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We've had sun almost all day too, such a tonic. 

Achievement wise, I went to the flower market and bought some daffodils in pots.  Oh, and a bottle of wine since I'm alone tonight and might need it if my dinner is inedible.

I'll try that again!

Fri 5-Feb-10
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Absolutely no SUN here today.   It is grey and miserable.  After a very busy day yesterday - 3 meetings all in freezing cold Village Halls, I have a had a restful day. I had lunch with a friend in her farmhouse up the Glen. It was lovely.  Came home and watched DVDs  in front of a blazing fire.  At least I am warm.

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Fri 5-Feb-10
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Kate what is a bumroll?Embarassed

Sat 6-Feb-10
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Isn't a bumroll the padded bit at the back on period dresses?

Achievement for the day - just read through allllllllll....... the posts since I was last on yesterday morning. Visitors is my excuse this week and next week will be catching up with studying.

Anyway must get off, need to measure up a floor for some lino and then off to buy it, along with a little lunch in a town called Jekabpils (probably means Jacob's castle), a pretty little town on the Daugava river.Cheers

Sat 6-Feb-10
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Today the boy knocked down a brick pillar that forms one edge of our driveway. the pillock who owned this place before me was a cowboy builder,and had made the drive about 8 inches wider than the average family size car,which made pulling onto the driveway a fraught experience for many, after s few years of practice I pretty much had it down, but was in full agreement that it should be wider.

So after a pancakes and coffee breakfast he broke out the sledge hammer (do your best Peter Gabriel impressions now if you must) he went to town. Now he's hooking the angle grinder up to cut back the concrete blockwork wall, as we shall re-build the brick bit about a foot and half from where it was originally, and have an easily accessible drive.

In a link to the ranting thread, the aforementioned cowboy had also bricked over the entire front garden,so there's enough space for about 5 cars, though getting them allon would be tricky even with the newly expanded entrance. so we're gonna take up about half of it, leave enough space for three cars and put some living things back in. As the drive is south facing and covered in sunshine all day, it will be vast improvement.

I have yet to achieve anything, though I did make the pancakes. Hopefully I will be able to say later that I achieved magnanimity in victory Cheers

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Sat 6-Feb-10
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Yes a bum roll is indeed a cunning piece of padding that makes period skirts do the right things- different shapes for different periods. I'm doing 1892 currently, so bustles agogo.

Rae- we had a similar front wall ( and previous owner- remove fireplace in downstairs room, put in girder to support chimney upstairs but don't have the end of the girder resting on anything other than the plaster of the wall...). It was a horrid concrete block thing and an abomination so I was very disappointed when I caught it with my car and didn't knock it down, just shook off the top of one of the brick piers. Sir never let me forget this incident. Until the day when he managed to knock the whole thing down.Oh how I laughed.

Another costume made today.Yeehah!

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