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Thu 28-Apr-11
5:38 pm
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maria

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Dont blame you paperman, the media can be both useful and a nuissance!! but if needs be!!! then strike a blow for the (Usses)thumbs_downthumbs_downwhat_the_heckwhat_the_hecksorry used the wrong thingyyyy

Tue 10-May-11
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We've got husband's mother and younger brother coming tomorrow (well, when I say coming, I mean we are going to collect them - just over an hour's drive each way) to stay with us for a couple of days.  They've never been to our house, or indeed Somerset before, so we had outings to some nice places planned.  I've also spent the last few days cooking and freezing dinners (including mother-in-law's favourite cod and king prawn pie), made quiches and pizzas for picnic lunches, baked muffins and scones, as I didn't want to spend all the time they are with us stuck in the kitchen.  MIL rang me last night, saying there'd been a change of plan and requesting we take them home early - very early, she wants to be back home by 2pm on Thursday (we had originally planned on taking them back Friday morning).  Apparently, her older (and favourite!) son has announced he's picking them up at 2pm to take them to stay with him for a couple of nights!  I just gritted my teeth and said "That's fine, if that's what you want to do".  When I rang husband (he was at work) he was livid - annoyed at his mother for not making a stand and sticking with our plans, and feeling trampled on in favour of his older brother.

So our plans for Thursday are now out of the window.  At least all the things I've cooked/baked can stay in the freezer for another time (including her fish pie! big_laugh).

Families............who'd have 'em? steam

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Tue 10-May-11
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Hattie
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You have my sympathy Sooliz........big_hug

Why don't the two of you go off somewhere lovely for the day......give yourselves a treat......you deserve it after all your preparations.

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Tue 10-May-11
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That is downright rude Sue and I  hope you find some way of returning the favour!

I'll try that again!

Tue 10-May-11
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waveSome people are just so rude and thoughtless, but Nadine is right, you should give yourselves a special treat after you have dropped them off.    big_hug

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Tue 10-May-11
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Well, it's been called off.  Husband came home this morning (he works nights) feeling extremely poorly, he's had a cold for the last day or 2 which has now turned into a raging chest infection and hacking cough.  He didn't need much persuading to ring his mother and put the visit off to maybe next month (he had the phone in his hand dialling before I'd even managed to finish my sentence! surprisedwink).

Just hope he gets better within the next couple of days (I will of course be pampering him smoochteaheart) as on Friday we are supposedly off down to my brother's in Cornwall for a long weekend (we were going there straight from dropping off MIL and BIL).

Thank you all for your kind comments big_hug.  I did think MIL was being very rude (she of course was breezily oblivious) but then wondered whether I was being uncharitable and selfish.  Ah well.

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Tue 10-May-11
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That's a relief, but bad that Hubby is sick and poorly;  I hope he recovers in time for your trip to Cornwall.

I'll try that again!

Tue 10-May-11
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Thanks TA, I hope so too.  He wants to go to my brother's, was really looking forward to it, so he's said he'll probably stay in bed and do nothing tomorrow.

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Wed 11-May-11
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That was a decent rant, Sue!

I was in Wales all last week. Because the Duchess was in the bodyshop and I could not bear the prospect of a 500 mile round trip in the horrible Fiat 500, I took the train.

I booked the tickets through TheTrainLine.com as recommended by my employer and paid an extra £7.50 for Special Delivery. The journey down was relaxed and enjoyable despite three changes and I arrived at about six in good nick.

But the trip was a waste of time in that I could not meet the people I wanted to. So I left early at about midday on Friday. My return ticket Bridgend to Paddington was booked for peak time. Instead I decided to travel off peak and caught the 13:20

Big mistake.

I could not believe my ears when the ticket inspector forced me to pay £37.50 for travelling on the "wrong" train. I was livid. I cannot reclaim that on expenses. The lady in the seat behind must have wondered if I was a nutter because I kept on muttering swear words sotto voce for the rest of the journey. steam steam

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Wed 11-May-11
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That's absolutely ridiculous, Danny (not your swearing I mean¦..that's mandatory under those circumstances big_laugh) " charging you extra (and so much " daylight robbery surprised).  You could perhaps sort of understand it if it was the other way round¦.booked on an off peak journey and swapping to a peak one, as there would presumably be less room on the peak journey.  Is it worth complaining (minus the swearing! wink) to the rail ombudsman or the train company boss?

 

Oh yes, and I like a good rant winkcool

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Wed 11-May-11
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My rant is that I received an email from my web service provider to say that my monthly charge for six pounds something had been declined and that my service would be suspended in seven days unless I changed my payment details.  Now I know that I have money in my bank to pay six pounds but I made a phone call and checked and confirmed that nothing was showing as 'declined'.  So I phoned the service provider and they confirmed that it had been declined but I advised them that no payment had been requested by them only to be told that 'we use a third party agent to collect funds'.  Now I know about third party collection and I advised them that surely they should check before they threatened me with suspension of service.

 

They took payment over the phone using the details already provided...and then had the gaul to thank me for my payment and a further email thanking me for updating my payment details..............a strongly worded email is winging its way as we speak....it should never have been my problem.....dalek

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Wed 11-May-11
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yell  I was bitten by a midge today.  And I am sure it has gone to tell thousands of its friends where I live.  aargh    dalek    yell   cry   monster     flaming_nora ( Have I missed any?  )

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Wed 11-May-11
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I think I have got flea bites cry, so commiserations to you too Danuta big_hug

I was text by my electric provider ten minutes after our electric went off to say that the electric would be off all day aargh. I at first thought it was useful because at least our lack of electric was known by the provider which means I didn't have to do anything about it but didn't read the whole information where they said it was for repair work. At least now I know it will be off on Monday too, so no internet and only half a day on one computer - good job we have more than one laptopdoh

Wed 11-May-11
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Bites...tell me about 'em, I'm covered at the moment, all up my legs and round my neck, I assume it's mozzies with the damp warm weather, but as I was reading this the itching started again on my left foot....aaaargh!

Wed 11-May-11
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might sound a silly suggestion, but antihistamine will help, when I was in sth africa I took them as and when to stop the irritation, swelling and itching from insect bites but of course that depends on your attitude to tablets - they are one of the few as far as I am concerned - don't believe the non drowsy labels, but for me it isn't usually a problem.

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

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