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    Hi Crazydaisy. My ES had a difficult final year...

    Hi Crazydaisy. My ES had a difficult final year at uni. He'd got into a relationship with a girl at home and, it sounds strange, but I really hoped he wouldn't be drawn back to his home town to be...
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    Happy Birthday Katy - enjoy your day x

    Happy Birthday Katy - enjoy your day x
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    I picked up one of Kate Atkinson's earlier...

    I picked up one of Kate Atkinson's earlier novels, 'Emotionally Weird', at a book barn last year but I think I prefer the Jackson Brodie's!!
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    I've really enjoyed this so far - also trying to...

    I've really enjoyed this so far - also trying to work out where the locations are! I spent a long time studying 19th century history so not too much of a surprise, but interesting to see the way the...
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    I'm struggling to read at the moment and have...

    I'm struggling to read at the moment and have been since last summer tbh. Too many other things going on in my head and, as much as a good read is an escape, I can't really get involved in a story...
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    I do think it's influenced by childhood patterns...

    I do think it's influenced by childhood patterns Tuzanne. My Mum was constantly talking about wanting to move to a bigger house in a 'nicer' area - partly so she could have a 'front room' where I...
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    I agree about the 'like' button, or to be able to...

    I agree about the 'like' button, or to be able to post a quick reply without getting a message that your reply is too short!! That way at least we could post a smiley or something similar!

    As for...
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    They always look worse when they're drying up...

    They always look worse when they're drying up aggie!

    I've been out in the garden to increase my Vit D intake and I'm eating satsumas.....!!!
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    Aggie, nothing compared to your current situation...

    Aggie, nothing compared to your current situation I know, but I've been grappling with my house move over the past few weeks - inefficient solicitors who don't talk to each other, last minute...
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    I'm really looking forward to exploring a new...

    I'm really looking forward to exploring a new area. Never really been to the NW much, although my Mum was from Manchester! Norfolk is lovely but a bit out on a limb and a real pain to get out of!!
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    Interesting thought VL..... after all my family...

    Interesting thought VL..... after all my family research you've just made me feel I have no identity of my own at all!!!! You are right of course and I know I come from a very long line of strong...
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    It is quite a journey Sue - I did it four times...

    It is quite a journey Sue - I did it four times between June and Christmas last year! Fortunately ES is exactly half way so I do a stopover - too far for me to drive on my own in one go! I clocked up...
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    It's been a complicated few years Sue! When I...

    It's been a complicated few years Sue! When I decided it was time to sell the house I couldn't find anything I liked in Norfolk so rented initially. After a year I found a house on the Pembrokeshire...
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    Chilla - this is an absolutely fascinating thread...

    Chilla - this is an absolutely fascinating thread and right up my street!!

    Current surname is 535th most common, mainly in Nigeria??

    Maiden name is 204,845th, mostly in the US. Seems there are...
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    Lovely to see a few more additions to this...

    Lovely to see a few more additions to this thread.

    At Last - I was in the same position a few years back and I'm now moving house again because I think I made a decision too early! Don't force...
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    Had a hot stone massage for the first time a few weeks ago - bliss!!
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    They attack me when I'm stressed or run down...

    They attack me when I'm stressed or run down aggie..... I keep a little tube of Blistex in my remedy pouch and apply at the first sign of a tingle.
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    Aggie - was typing at the same time so my reply...

    Aggie - was typing at the same time so my reply doesn't take account of your last post! You must be much faster on the keys than I am!!! I think what I said still stands though - let's hope you have...
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    Aggie - it's many, many years since I had to deal...

    Aggie - it's many, many years since I had to deal with my own Mum's ill health and fortunately I didn't have to deal with the same condition so can't add any advice or suggestions to what's already...
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    Yes, I watched it and thought the mixture of...

    Yes, I watched it and thought the mixture of readings and music caught the mood exactly. I was also moved by Jane Horrocks' performance and the brief recital of 'For the Fallen' by Martin Shaw.

    I...
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    Hmm - I suppose so - circumstances of my own...

    Hmm - I suppose so - circumstances of my own making though. One thing this time here has shown me is how much I do need something to keep me busy beyond the daily walking, cooking, reading, knitting...
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    No Chilla, not too personal and happy to share,...

    No Chilla, not too personal and happy to share, although perhaps not easy to put into words exactly.....

    When I was working I had a position of responsibility and I was needed... but I hadn't...
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    I used to have one, although I may not have...

    I used to have one, although I may not have realised it..... and I can see a new one waiting for me - just taking a while to reach it!
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    Yes, I need one, and No - I don't have one at the...

    Yes, I need one, and No - I don't have one at the moment!!
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    I'm here aggie - although I'm not sure how long I'll last.... been flicking across to Paxman on Ch 4 between results. Also caught the end of The Voter earlier - really funny!
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