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What has made me happy today.......
Thu 26-Jan-17
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Toffeeapple
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I will, thank you.  I also have four 'new to me' books by Barbara Pym which arrived this morning so I will be immersed fro some time.

I'll try that again!

Thu 26-Jan-17
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My daughter works in the place where they look after the papers of authors and famous people - she says she was putting some of Barbara Pym's back in their boxes and came across a shopping list _ "bacon. gin" Hmm.

Fri 27-Jan-17
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Sounds a good list to me! big_laugh

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Fri 27-Jan-17
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Ha ha - sometimes when collecting a trolley to do the shopping, there's often a shopping list left behind from the previous trolley-pusher, it makes interesting reading!

Jean, I think that list should include bread - bacon butties and a little gin on the side! big_laugh

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Fri 27-Jan-17
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Brilliant List.   I buy a Bottle of Wine sometimes, like a wee drop with my Sunday Dinner, always tastes better.  I freeze the remainder in Ice Cube Trays, then can pop it in to whatever I fancy.laugh

Fri 27-Jan-17
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Oh Tina, I did the same sort of thing with some blackcurrant sweetened juice (fruit from the garden, of course). I put them into ice cube bags, and drop a couple into a glass of water for a squash drink. ok

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Fri 27-Jan-17
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Jean that sounds like my shopping list when I go to Scotland!  I like her even more now.

I'll try that again!

Sat 28-Jan-17
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My second order of stitch markers have arrived safely! Still need to post back the insect repellent! Sock knitting will start soon! I want some ready for when I start in the veg patch to keep my feet warm in wellies!

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Sat 28-Jan-17
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Happy....but also slightly apprehensive.

Husband has decided that, rather than give up work altogether in another year or two, he wants to do it this year......early summer, in fact.  He says he's finally had enough of lorry driving and especially at night.  Well, he is 66 and has been driving professionally for close to 40 years, so it's about time!  And I think I've had enough of spending so much time on my own.  (I might not feel the same when I have him under my feet 24/7  whistle  big_laugh ).

It will be nice just not to be in a rush to get things done (which is what happens on his working days), to do things at our own pace and when we feel like it, not when we HAVE to.  To have a slower life.

Still a bit daunting, though.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Sat 28-Jan-17
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Great Grandson Riley, been and gone, he has been a Tonic, good Job I gave my Walker a good clean, as he went straight to it, and started to use the Handle as a Microphone, guess what I am buying him for his second Birthday, in March !   Am sure you will enjoy having your Husband at Home Sue, will be as they say a steep learning Curve, but the Benefits will outweigh that.  If he feels he has had enough, it is the right thing to do.x

Sat 28-Jan-17
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Good on him Sue. We both had very full time jobs but have no problem now being together almost 24/7. We have a couple of activities we do separately but mostly we work together here. Occasionally I think money is too tight but we are now used to a much lower income and having a tight budget. We often laugh now at the way we used to spend money when working. It will be lovely for Betty too , growing up with you both there all the time. Enjoy!

Small children are always good fun Tina!

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Tue 31-Jan-17
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I've been back to my fabric shop. I don't think I need to say any more ... big_laugh  ok

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Tue 31-Jan-17
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No, I don't think you do, Val!  big_laugh

We have been good friends for many years with a couple who live in the north of the county, about half an hour's drive from us - we've all been on holiday together several times, stayed weekends at their house and been out for many a meal.  It's actually one of the reasons why we moved to Somerset - because they were here - rather than going to Norfolk, which was our other choice.  Well, they are moving......they've bought a house about 10 minutes away from us, so we will be able to see them more often.  We're both very happy about that.

And I've done all the financial workings out for when husband retires, and it looks like we'll be able to manage quite well.....So long as I don't frequent Hobbycraft or wool shops much, and husband stays away from the car parts and DIY stores......whistle

Very good news indeed!

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That is great Sue.  happy times ahead!

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That's great Sue. xbig_hug

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