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Tue 24-Aug-10
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brightspark
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Our son is going to be best man at his friend's wedding next month, and this weekend just gone, all the fellers went on the Norfolk Broads for the 'stag' weekend.

I had an e-mail from son, and he was describing the boat, and he said there were 4 births at the front, and 5 births at the rear end of the boat.

lol.

I wrote back and said:

It must have been a busy weekend, and a good job that you had plenty of berths to accommodate all that activity!!!!!!!

(No response yet  surprised .. big_laugh )

 

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Tue 24-Aug-10
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brightspark said:

Our son is going to be best man at his friend's wedding next month, and this weekend just gone, all the fellers went on the Norfolk Broads for the 'stag' weekend.

I had an e-mail from son, and he was describing the boat, and he said there were 4 births at the front, and 5 births at the rear end of the boat.

lol.

I wrote back and said:

It must have been a busy weekend, and a good job that you had plenty of berths to accommodate all that activity!!!!!!!

(No response yet  surprised .. big_laugh )

 


 Probably straight over his head BSl....that's today's education for you....I had a couple of grads working with me in my last job and it never ceased to amaze but eventually I did get them started on Spellcheck....embarassingembarassedembarassed...

 

unless they did want to get the births out of the way before the wedding.....whistlewhistle

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Tue 24-Aug-10
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That made me laugh BS!  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Tue 24-Aug-10
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wave Oh that is so funny  BS.  Fair cheered me up.  big_laugh

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Tue 24-Aug-10
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Spellcheckers are wonderful until some little chappie decides that adding his spellings to the dictionary is what you should do. Could not work out for ages why his spelling was so appalling despite using the spellchecker. Eventually sorted it by getting him to show us what he was doing. The result was that we had to reinstall the dictionary doh

Tue 24-Aug-10
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That was really quite clever, Joanna - and certainly a way to get round his problem !!!!!  big_laugh   big_laugh

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Wed 25-Aug-10
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I've just had an e-mail from Net Weather they say that the weather will improve some for the Bank Holiday.  I hadn't been aware that it was going to be a Bank Holiday.doh

I'll try that again!

Wed 25-Aug-10
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That looks like a very good site, TA. Are you a subscriber?

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Wed 25-Aug-10
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Sure am, Danny.  Last winter was great as I could get an idea of where the snow was coming from and how soon it would hit here (on their forum).  They have a food and dining forum too though I've not looked at it very much.

I'll try that again!

Fri 27-Aug-10
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I've just discovered why Mutley has been AWOL - see here.  whistle

I'll try that again!

Fri 27-Aug-10
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wave  Excellent TA    big_laugh    big_laugh    big_laugh   He's very clever isn't he?

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brightspark said:

That was really quite clever, Joanna - and certainly a way to get round his problem !!!!!  big_laugh   big_laugh


 

We had to give him full marks for ingenuity like the time that he rigged up a trip wire to his electric light switch. Very ingenious but we did point out it was rather dangerous too.whistle

Fri 27-Aug-10
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Thank you Toffeeapple for the link to Net weather. Having looked at the long range forecast I know theres no hope at all that my squashes will produce an extra flush of fruit to make up for August's lack of courgettes.  cry

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Sat 28-Aug-10
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Ruthie, you are more than welcome but a shame that it has given you a poor prognosis for the courgettes though. sorry

I'll try that again!

Wed 1-Sep-10
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Do we ever really stop and think about how precious this life that we have is?  It is only when something happens that totally kicks you in the teeth that we can stop and appreciate  how marvellous life is.

Yesterday was a very sad day for our little community.  I think I have mentioned before that I help at a fundraiser once a month for Cancer research, run by a lady who lost her husband to cancer.  We do a soup/sandwich lunch and she usually makes about £100 a month for the charity.  We were due to meet tomorrow and my plans for courgette soup were well underway.  However yesterday afternoon a friend phoned to tell me that Jean had taken her own life.  She couldn't cope any longer without her husband beside her and she walked into the sea not far from her home.  She left a very simple note.  Her wee dogs were in her house which was immaculate when friends arrived to take her shopping in town and found the note.  Folks immediately began searching and she was found on the shore, but it was too late to save her life.  

This has had a profound effect on a lot of people.  We knew she had not been coping well, but thought she had a new interest in her fundraising.  We will never know how lonely she was or understand what made life so unbearable that she didn't want to be here any more.  I am not even going to begin to pass judgement on her, although I think some might.  She was a lovely lady who just did not want to live without her husband by her side.  She was not a close friend of mine, but someone I liked and had a laugh with.   I hope she is at peace.  I feel very sad.

 

I have sat here for a while wondering if  I should send this post or not.  Perhaps I am wrong to burden you all with this, but you are my friends and I would like to say that I hope you all appreciate and enjoy the life you have. We only get one shot at it and it is so, so precious even although we all have days and longer, when things seem bad.

Forgive me please if you think I should not have told you all this story.

 

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