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Sat 20-Feb-10
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danast
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Go Michelle!!!!!!    All the best.  Champagne Champagne Champagne Champagne 

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Sat 20-Feb-10
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Heaps of good luck, Michelle - we can tell it was what you wanted ....  Big_Laugh

Hope everything falls into place for you !

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Sat 20-Feb-10
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Sorry to hear about the tooth, Danast. Hope the repair is nice and straightforward. Also, if you're running a quiz again some time give me a shout. I organised a charity pub quiz for work last year (blimey - it's 2010 now so it was the year before!) and still have the question rounds on my computer.

Congratulations Michelle on quitting the job you didn't like for one you do like. WellDone

My achievements for today have been minimal. But that's because I'm coasting on the achievement brownie points of having organised a leaving do for the big boss in work, with 50 people attending including surprise guests. I spent 2 hours decorating the room in the pub, hanging up streamers with photos of them all on them, putting sweets, glowsticks, streamers and the popstar masks I'd made out on all the tables and hanging balloons everywhere there was a gap. Everyone had a ball. I left them around midnight, partying away and re-living stories from the old days on the project well before my time.

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Sat 20-Feb-10
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Had a busy day today.  Felt quite tired this morning after the quiz last night, but it went well and everyone had a good night.  Did a bit of housework after watching James Martin and Saturday Kitchen - a Saturday must if I can manage it.  Then I went to get a haircut, so I feel human again.

 But the highlight of my day, my week, of the year so far, was a visit to Tighnabruaich to a mobile cinema where I watched Avatar.  I was totally (and still am ) enthralled.  I loved every minute of it.  It was just my kind of film - dragons Elrohana. The special effects  were fantastic.  It was 2 hours 40 minutes long and in that time I don't think anyone in that small cinema talked. I honestly didn't notice anything else but the screen and it certainly did not feel too long.

Can you tell I enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!!    Off to bed soon to dream of distant planets with magical characters and trees.

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Sat 20-Feb-10
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Way to go, Danuta !!!!!!!Big_Laugh

Glad you enjoyed it !

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Sat 20-Feb-10
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Danny
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What great stuff you guys get up to.

Firstly, Michelle - whayaaaay!! It's our dream to quit too. Good on you and the very best of good luck. Cheers

I loved your description, Shereen. I love enabling colleagues to have a genuine good time too, as opposed to the strained and contrived corporate "family days". Yeuch Eeek

What a revelation, Danuta. I have read that Avatar is well worth going to see and thank you for the positive review. Now it's a must-do. Hope your tooth repair is not too uncomfortable. Tea Wine

Finally, I can report an achievement. I have been away on a rare training course this week. Unlike many of the mandatory corporate ones, this was really worthwhile. It was the first one I ever requested. We had an exam on Friday and I think I passed (65% required) but I will not know for a month or so. Star

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Thought you had been pretty quiet Danny, hopefully congratulations on passing your exam Champagne

My achievement yesterday was reading 2 1/2 chapters of a text book - only another 3 to go and to nearly stop coughing. A quiet day to day on the coughing front saves me a trip to the doctor and having to organise a translator in order to do that.

Sun 21-Feb-10
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Today's plans went up the spout thanks to the snow Angry.  So I've made food and bread (see what are you cooking thread for details), changed the bed and turned the mattress, taken the dog out for a nice long romp in the snow (him not me!), cleaned the kitchen, tidied up generally, surfed the Net a lot, done 3 machine loads of washing and a fourth is in, done loads of hand washing up as well as emptied and refilled the dishwasher (its only a little one), and when I've finished eating cake and drinking tea, I'm off upstairs to clear the backlog of clean washing that needs putting away, then I'm going to ring my mum (Sunday ritual - 1 hour phone call), eat dinner, have a bath and do my roots, and then if I have any time left I'm going to type up the notes from a meeting last Friday.

VERY little of which was in the original plan Frown

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Eirohana, I'm tired just reading that! Smile

Yesterday's achievement was to do all the garden shredding that had accumulated recently. Greenish, softer stuff went to rot down quickly, bits of conifer went onto paths and around compost bins under the conifers, woodier stuff went onto paths between the raised beds. Today's achievement was to start the new heap of stuff needing shredding. Smile And dig out some of the Spanish bluebells some misguided former owner put in Frown that seed and divide and multiply and hide till they are too big to get out and dig themselves ever deeper if I try to get them out and break off the leaves and leave the bulb.  Perhaps next time I try to get some out it will bring out a proper rant, but today I got far more out than I damaged Smile and there wasn't much else growing so I removed far more than usual. Laugh

Sun 21-Feb-10
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Guess what yes cleaning but have finished jade's carpet it looks like new i was on my hand and knees with a brush and then a vax.

Planted 60 seeds today and another 60 more tomorrow, as a friend just gave me a seed incubator so that's now in the window sill ready, Also im going to do a herb garden in the back garden as there is a nice corner going free.

Got tommrow free but not sure what ill be doing yet.Cheers

Sun 21-Feb-10
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I have made an A3 sized stained glass window panel at a course and am pleased as punch.  It took me 2 days, standing all the time.  I am glad I persevered with my bad leg.  As the result is stunning, even if I do say so myself.  It is Clarice cliff inspired. gorg!Laugh very 1930's

Sun 21-Feb-10
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everyone else has been super-productive! Yesterday i had a really lazy day, didn't get out of bed til nearly 1, and spent  most of the evening crocheting and playing computer games with the boys.

Today I decided I was going to be more productive, as I had to be up early for church anyway, so after that,and putting petrol in the car I was neatly distracted by the boy and some hot croissants, fresh coffee, orange juice and some of my homemade jam. Bad boy! after this leirsurely breakfast, for which the other boy joined us, we all went shopping, and I spent £20 on veg. £20! this is ridiculous, and re-inforced my conviction that I must grow my own,so after the shopping came home and chitted some first early potatoes (I know,i'ma bit behind th game on this score) after first clearing out the garden shed to make it usable (when the boy moved in all his "circus freak accessories" as I call them were just dumped in there, so I had to move a bed of nails, some stilts, a pair of fire swords and a fire staff, as well as a variety of mismatched garden furniture and mountain bike parts) and planted out a climbing rose. Then I got a call from a friend who was locked out of her house and needed somewhere to hang out until her housemate finished work, so I had to go pick her up and bring her to our house.

In this time the boy got a call from the people who have moved into his old house saying that one of them had grown impatient with the garage door which has been swollen shut since before christmas and kicked it off its hinges. We hadn't been able to get in there and they'd agreed to let us leave the stuff that was there until the door shrunk back, but now that it's no longer secure the boy had to go reclaim his things before they got nicked. He also discovered that this self same impatient and hard of thinking individual had driven over the plug for an industrial spotlight that was in the garage, which will now be a right pain to get fixed (the boy is quite unhappy about the whole situation). This distraction prevented him from making any progress with the boxing in of the pipes behind the loo which he needs to get done before he can finish the skirting in the bathroom.

When he got back from dealing with that I had to take my friend back to her place as her housemate had finished work, from doing which I have just now returned.

So now I shall mop the kitchen floor, while the second load of laundry for the day goes in, then maybe empty the dishwasher. Or perhaps empty the dishwasher first,so that I can leave the floor to dry. that might make more sense.

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Oh my goodness isn't every one busy!

 Well today I had a fairly quiet morning, did all the usual animal things and then got visitors.  One lot brought a pup of Midge's back to let me see how she was doing.  She is beautiful and obviously well loved and well looked after.  Her owners are very proud - as was I.  Still my next visitor brought me 3 rabbits ready for the pot.  Then I had to quickly check the big house after the owners left and then take the dogs for another walk. Next down to the village hall for a meeting of our Development Trust and a wee visit to the local hostelry afterwards.  Then home to take the dogs again, make soup ( courtesy of stock made from a surplus cockerel dispatched last week) and put a rabbit casserole in the slow cooker.

 I'm going to have a quiet evening as there is still plenty of the chicken pasta that I made last night.  I may even partake of a wee glass of white.

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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Could kill for a glass start again a bottle or two of Plador red my favorite.

I will be up all night working so poped over for a wee break and then do some more.Wine

Mon 22-Feb-10
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Sunday was catch up with the housework day- clearly, I was not alone. So much washing I'm still doing it today.

Today is go into town and do everything that needs doing there day as I'm having my ingrowing toenails done tomorrow  and walking into town later this week in open-toed sandals in February isn't an alluring prospect, so I think if it needs doing it needs doing today. You may a have noticed I'm not doing it but am here at the computer. It is snowing out there. I'm NOT impressed, hoping things will improve enough to go out without full arctic gear soon.

Danuta- hope the tooth continues fine, Rae- my sympathy about your lodgers, renting out a house can be a nightmare ( 21 sacks of rubbish in the front garden...oh no, that's nothing to do with us...nor is all the junk in the back garden left over from our leaving party and the stuff under the stairs isn't ours either ...oh but yes, that is my wedding dress you found stuffed right into a corner at the back).

I enjoyed Avatar too- thought I wouldn't, but it is v. seductive, so you forgive the sentimental elements of the plot!

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