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    Morning all! I've had a hectic few days but time...

    Morning all! I've had a hectic few days but time to sit and chill with my coffee this morning! Woke up during the night to find a covering of snow but it had all disappeared by the time I woke up.
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  2. Thread: Empathy?

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    Same here VL - looking back since retiring I...

    Same here VL - looking back since retiring I sometimes wonder how I sat through some of the situations, but you do. Similarly in our years working with troubled teenagers as foster parents I had to...
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    Morning all... a bit dull here today so not a...

    Morning all... a bit dull here today so not a very cheery start!

    Waiting for a couple of phone calls re: the house situation then I have a long drive to visit family ahead of me.

    Heard from S...
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    Nooo! They terrify the life out of me! I once...

    Nooo! They terrify the life out of me! I once (and only once) accepted a lift on the back of a male friend's bike - it was not a pleasant experience!!!
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    I'm so sorry to read this NM..... dealing with...

    I'm so sorry to read this NM..... dealing with the loss of a parent is hard enough without all the squabbles that often result - perhaps because we all hurt and are struggling to deal with our own...
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    Morning all.... just! Been around for an hour...

    Morning all.... just!

    Been around for an hour or so indulging in my Sunday morning ritual - croissants with home-made marrow and ginger jam and a pot of 'proper' coffee while listening to 'The...
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    I think I'd need a study lamp focussed right over...

    I think I'd need a study lamp focussed right over the fabric!

    Better watch the bananas too - I always 'cwtch' them over something else in the trolley - is that acceptable??

    Sneaked a shot of...
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    Christmas chocolates for me too.... last section...

    Christmas chocolates for me too.... last section of a huge box of Guylian! Finished first episode of 'Any Human Heart' now onto 'The Artist' - but as it's silent I'm missing bits while typing!!...
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    Also sitting here with laptop and TV, flitting...

    Also sitting here with laptop and TV, flitting from the Forum to Rightmove and watching 'Any Human Heart' on 4OD - four years old but I must have missed it first time round! Did a bit of gardening...
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    Morning all - bright sunshine here this morning...

    Morning all - bright sunshine here this morning after a miserable wet and windy day yesterday.

    I've been flicking through my bird book making sure I know what I'm looking at on the bird feeder,...
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    Great news Rosa - hope you enjoy recalling all...

    Great news Rosa - hope you enjoy recalling all the memories!
  12. Thread: The Go Between

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    Oh - that looks really interesting - must...

    Oh - that looks really interesting - must remember to watch out for it!
  13. Morning all! Patches of sun here at the moment...

    Morning all! Patches of sun here at the moment although it was very dull earlier - but still on the chilly side! I noticed this week that daylight is lingering until nearly 5pm so that has to be a...
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    So many experiences and different reasons for...

    So many experiences and different reasons for moving - and interesting to read what you think you might need in the future! Now I must decide what I'm looking for this time. Some things are...
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    Thank you ladies! I've just popped back and found...

    Thank you ladies! I've just popped back and found all your fascinating replies after spending the afternoon negotiating an offer - so it looks as though I may have to do some serious hunting now...
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    Interesting link - I would appear to be a...

    Interesting link - I would appear to be a maximiser although I would argue not because I want something better, but just because I want to get it right! I agonise for ages over everything and my sons...
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    At the moment Chilla I would be perfectly happy...

    At the moment Chilla I would be perfectly happy to pick up my house and garden and move it closer to family - I love what I've got!

    My OH had this dream of living in the country so we gradually...
  18. Thread: So here I am

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    Hi Rita - nice to see you here! I'm not in...

    Hi Rita - nice to see you here!

    I'm not in your area but I've just moved too, so in a similar situation. Hope you find something soon but I'm sure you'll find plenty here to keep you amused in the...
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    Have to say Chilla, I am wondering why I don't...

    Have to say Chilla, I am wondering why I don't just ignore everyone else and stay put given all the hassle involved but I've already warned my family that I can't see this being my final move!!!

    I...
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    Mover or Stayer?

    Sitting here with my coffee, wondering if I'll hear any more from the couple who made an initial offer on my house and asking myself why I'm putting myself through this whole house move thing...
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    Happy Birthday! Hoping you are surrounded with...

    Happy Birthday! Hoping you are surrounded with warmth and love x x
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    Morning all! A quiet day for me today. Was hoping...

    Morning all! A quiet day for me today. Was hoping to perhaps get out for a short walk but everywhere was white when I woke this morning and the early sun has been covered with grey cloud - so not...
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    Morning all....... dull and damp here again, just...

    Morning all....... dull and damp here again, just as it was all day yesterday! Managed to get a lot of paperwork filed though and finally dealt with the emails.

    Nothing much to do today - I think...
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    That's true Margaret - anyone and everyone can...

    That's true Margaret - anyone and everyone can find a platform for their views - often anonymously and without seeing or feeling the impact it has on others.
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    Well - there is the madness too ..... lovely -...

    Well - there is the madness too ..... lovely - but mad! It makes for many a good giggle over coffee or lunch though!
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