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    Happy Birthday Kiwi friend..... hope you enjoy a...

    Happy Birthday Kiwi friend..... hope you enjoy a great day x x:rolleyes:
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    Tried again and it seems to have worked this...

    Tried again and it seems to have worked this time....... has certainly left my inbox so let's hope it makes it to yours!
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    I'm a 'stick it out to the end' person! I very,...

    I'm a 'stick it out to the end' person! I very, very rarely give up on a book - perhaps I live in hope that it will redeem itself before the end? The latest one I really struggled with was...
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    Ah! Maybee...... I've been trying to PM you since...

    Ah! Maybee...... I've been trying to PM you since last Wednesday but it kept bouncing back because your inbox was full! Just wanted to thank you, and the other ladies, for making me so welcome at...
  5. Thread: Stash busting

    by fran53
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    A cross stitch picture of a Welsh dresser full of...

    A cross stitch picture of a Welsh dresser full of blue china that I started when we moved into our farmhouse in 1992. House, dresser and china long gone now so kind of lost the point.....

    Five...
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    Hi VL! We used AirB&B in Barcelona in Oct 2014....

    Hi VL! We used AirB&B in Barcelona in Oct 2014. Booked an apartment as there were 3 of us and staying a week so wanted a bit of privacy. It was a well-equipped city-centre apartment and the host...
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    Chilla - I am getting a bit fed up washing up in...

    Chilla - I am getting a bit fed up washing up in the bath, especially as the bathroom is upstairs! Thank heavens for electrical cooking gadgets - George Foreman grill, steamer, slow cooker,...
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    I'm in the process of having a new kitchen...

    I'm in the process of having a new kitchen built....... at this very moment I'm typing this surrounded by boxes of flat-pack units, 3 x 3m lengths of worktop and packs of laminate flooring..... and...
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    My parents were married for 52 years until Dad...

    My parents were married for 52 years until Dad died in 1987. He was very quiet and very much a home bird, whereas Mum liked to go out and enjoyed ballroom dancing! Mum once told me that if she had...
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    Would work well as a parachute should you decide...

    Would work well as a parachute should you decide to glide from the top!!
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    I managed to meet up with Aggie for a coffee (or...

    I managed to meet up with Aggie for a coffee (or three!) when I was 'home' a couple of weeks ago. Glad you were able to scale the dizzy heights of Norfolk! Sounds like a great weekend all round!
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    The husband may have ended up with his 'cake'...

    The husband may have ended up with his 'cake' mimosa, but he didn't have his son, although he didn't seem too bothered about that either in the end!
    His behaviour was despicable. He must have...
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    Oh ladies, I'm afraid I have to disagree! I...

    Oh ladies, I'm afraid I have to disagree! I thought it was a very satisfying ending and showed how she had managed to stand up to everything he threw at her, or expected of her, and survive, with...
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    Hi katy.... I moved to the West Midlands about 3...

    Hi katy.... I moved to the West Midlands about 3 months ago. About 30 minutes from Brum by train but love popping in for shops and museums. Also hoping to do a few theatre/concert visits. I was there...
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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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