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30 Nov 2017 18:48

Well ladies, onwards and upwards as they say. 

Work seems as though I’ve never been away, bought the turkey and pigs in blankets, apart from feeling knackered it’s the usual December groove!

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30 Nov 2017 20:58 in response to rileyroo

Evening ladies 

well I survived the babysitting:-) only 10 hrs today. Both girls on the mend:-) snowing on and off all day so coats on nd in garden back in warm up rpt lol. Reindeers turned out really well - good times. 

Turkey bought rileyroo! Wow I thought i was organised... apparently not lol. Go u. 

Extra babysitting tomorrow ( on top of my usual 3 days) so gonna make cakes:-)

my life seems t have slipped back to my “normal”.

how are @Jbains ‍ and @tigercub ‍ 

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30 Nov 2017 21:05 in response to Sandra123

Hi Sandra .what busy day you had 10 hours babysitting that be too much  me .I had good day .had chemo bus lunch time and had new bedroom carpet fitted so room starting look good .busy day tomorrow . consultant in morning pick 6 year old granddaughter up school and meal at night work colleagues so Saturday must rest .I've not looked outside but mighty cold think we had little snow according what I read on F b .I'm in Essex we don't get much snow usually ..

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30 Nov 2017 21:22 in response to tigercub

Blimey all that on chemo go u girl:-)

i do 3 days babysitting 10 hrs each day. Usually get t daughters 7:30 get girls up breakfast nd dressed. Drop 4 yr old at school so just have 2 yr old till 15:20 when pick 4 yr old back up then both till 17:30. But 4 yr old off school cos poorly bless. 2 yr old starting nursery next wk but on day don’t normally have so will be doing school run with 4 yr old for them. When I retired I said 2 days - it’s just expanded lol.

bet yr room is looking brill - mmm new carpet smell Happy

Enjoy yr works meal- good ol catch up and food yeahhh. 

Take carex

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1 Dec 2017 08:14 in response to tigercub

Love the smell of new carpet!

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1 Dec 2017 12:25 in response to rileyroo

Hi good morning all .had hospital check up 9 30 appointment doc not there so quite wait but she was happy with me bloods good so all set for chemo 3 .scans to be ordered to see if ****** has shrunk .tired now but good day so far 

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1 Dec 2017 12:48 in response to tigercub

We’ll all hope that it is and we are with you whatever. Stay inside and keep warm. It was like an ice rink outside earlier altho I think it is starting to melt. 

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1 Dec 2017 18:30 in response to rileyroo

Evening ladies 

great news on the bloods front tigercub will keep everything crossed for yr scans:-).

1st December so went out nd bought a new tree t replace the one I killed lol. All decks in place (not that I have many lol tree looks lovely. 

Got letter from hospital today nd bone density scan normal recall in 3 yrs-chuffed cos others I spoke with had t have a hosp appt for their results.

enjoy York rileyroo enjoy your u time:-)

jbains glad u r feeling so much better nd got yr Xmas shopping under way:-)

have a great weekend everyone- I’m having a meal in a teepee tomorrow with the family nd the lil ones will see Santa nd we get t feed the reindeer. I am booked in t do something xmassy every sat till Xmas with meals peppered throughout the wk lol. Why we tend t not have turkey Xmas day - we r sick t death of it lol 

take care peeps x

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2 Dec 2017 18:01 in response to Sandra123

Hope everyone has had a good day? 

York was full! Had breakfast at Betty’s, Sandra will understand then commenced battle. Ordered a couple if things and we are going back to pick them up on 22 December. Got one present left to get and that’s a voucher for an eatery here so apart from two small choc bits for the santa sacks, yes, even at 21 and 24 they still have them, I’m done. Got some to wrap, need more paper as usual and cards to write but can do that at home, yea!!! 

Felt shattered when we got back but pulling round now. Now where did I put the tv remote? Only me here tonight, one in London visiting friends and on staying at boyfriends so I have full control of what is on tv, hmmm, if I can just stay awake I might manage to enjoy it!

Enjoy the rest if the day ladies and take care!

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2 Dec 2017 19:09 in response to rileyroo

Eee bet it was chocca block in York bless it’s like someone has finally lit the touch paper of Christmas lol. But.... u have nearly cracked it  on the prezzy front yeahhh. Heck I’m expecting chocolate in my stocking too gotta b done Wink

I have never actually been t Betty’s (obviously need to it’s a rite of passage in York) I have Betty envy lol . 

Been t the teepee today - actually enjoyed it lol . 

Hows the rest of our crew doing @Jbains ‍  and @tigercub ‍ ?

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2 Dec 2017 19:45 in response to Sandra123

Got to go to Betty’s at least once in a lifetime!

The strange thing was the main problem appeared to be tall blokes. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m partial to a tall bloke but when they stop suddenly in the middle of the road and then turn themselves and the rest of their group around and plough back through the crowds, annoying didn’t cover it.  

Been and dug out the christmas cards, trying to work up the enthusiasm to write them, failing miserably currently. Just me, stupid, aka the dog a cup of tea and Strictly, think I’ll keep it this way. 


Hope @Jbains ‍ and @tigercub ‍ are both OK. 

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2 Dec 2017 21:20 in response to rileyroo

I used t send over a hundred cards .... a hundred!?! Only send about 15 now:-). Everyone seems t do a fb status these days. Mind u I’m pleased lol always felt a chore. Lifting letterboxes quietly so they didn’t hear u nd want t chat cos u still had 99 t deliver ha ha- yup I owe FB lol 

It’s most blokes in general bless cos they quite frankly would like t b anywhere other than shopping- the quick turns r probably them trying t escape lol.

You enjoy every min of your u time me dear. Own it and luxuriate in it cos there is always something or someone to come along and shatter the peace lol x

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2 Dec 2017 23:59 in response to Sandra123

Hello ladies. Just came across this now.

Wow you guys are organised! I've got the big bday outta the way this weekend so can concentrate on xmas then.

Shopping centre on a sat in dec - you really are brave! Well done tho and hope you enjoyed the control of the remote. I relish the alone time as it seems to be quite rare these days.

Been busy cooking today as family coming to drop pressies off for daughter tomorrow. Am exhausted but can't go to sleep until she's back home safe and sound. She made me stay up late lastnight as wanted to open her pressies after midnight. They're cab is booked for 2:20am so I know am going to get fatigued as just cannot keep same pace as before.

Liking our new thread. Take it easy ladies and keep warm and well.

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3 Dec 2017 07:59 in response to rileyroo

Hi yes I'm not too bad .bit of emotional time year this year mum passed away February and her birthday Xmas day so am expecting to feel bit urrg.but hopefully getting dad out of his care home for Xmas lunch with us .cos we have only upstairs loo got commode from red cross .have done Xmas cards not really any Xmas shopping can't get any enthusiasm for that .but need be careful spending as sick pay from work will cease soon .

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3 Dec 2017 08:44 in response to tigercub

What a year you’ve had and not in a good way!

I don’t spend a lot on presents but try and find small,quirky things that suit the person I’m buying for. I’ve been lucky as far as sick pay goes, although I’ve

had two spells off neither of them have been very long so I’ve stayed on full pay luckily. 

Good on yer having your dad round, although it means more work for you unless you have a well trained other half? Just be kind to yourself and maybe get some of the food ready prepped so all you have to do is cook it. It’s about celebrating what you have with those that matter not about the amount of food  and how fancy you can make it.

Don’t think we’ll be having xmas lunch on xmas day, both ‘kids’ are going out xmas eve and based on past bitter experience, there is not a lot of point, will do it either boxing day or maybe even the Saturday before. 


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3 Dec 2017 09:17 in response to rileyroo

Hi yes I agree with your post .my other half does all cooking probably why my bloods good cooks from scratch no junk food always have done bit ironic as don't smoke or drink although bit overweight but get bowel n liver cancer .I am on full sick pay which is 28 weeks I think but I will be off lot longer than that  yes it's all about spending time with people you love .

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3 Dec 2017 09:32 in response to rileyroo

Morning peeps


oh no jbains thought u knew we had moved t this thread:-( well let us know how last night went. Feel ya pain mind at 2:30 once home I’d b  face dropping on the bed full clothed t sleep lol. Tell em t help if u start t wain when the family land. U should enjoy too . Love ya daughter waited t open her pressies- makes me smile think of it Happy 

tigercub girl I am in awe of what u do do so anything u haven’t is neither here nor there. Don’t dwell - everyone will b happy to spend time with u. We sometimes forget what the spirit of Christmas is about it’s doing what u r thinking of those we love - try to think of the good memories and smile that u have them:-)

rileyroo god I love the way you kickback nd just accept yr family as they r .. perfect parenting. No where is is it written we must have a huge meal on Xmas day it’s xmas dinner regardless of what we eat. 

Ive said before we don’t have turkey cos we have had so many Xmas meals in the lead up we r sick t the back teeth of it lol. Xmas dinner is whatever u eat at dinner time on Xmas day end of lol x

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3 Dec 2017 11:29 in response to Sandra123
So true. There seem to be too many expectations for xmas these days. I usually get the food on 23rd or early morning 24th. This year just the 4 of us and that's how I like it. My son flies back so can't wait to see him. They all got back safe and sound and paying for it all now - head and very aching body. Nevermind - just cant keep pace as before!

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3 Dec 2017 20:02 in response to Jbains

Well that’s the Christmas trees up, dog has confused himself senseless and crashed out on the couch!

I’ve done the soup for boxing day, now in the freezer, tick.

I wrote my Christmas cards last night, seem to be fewer each year as age and illness diminishes the number of friends and family still here and on that sombre note I’m going to get my stuff ready for tomorrow.

Looks like quite a decent day weather wise, shame I won’t see a lot of it! Take care ladies!




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3 Dec 2017 20:10 in response to rileyroo
Wow I'm impressed! I looked at the xmas cards today and left it at that! Daughter's bday over now so will start on xmas stuff now. Got my induction and registering tomorrow morning for volunteering at hospital. Not straightforward - have to get DBS check first! Yes weather seems ok. Am very tired out so enjoy reat of evening ladies.

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3 Dec 2017 20:53 in response to Jbains

You’ll enjoy getting back into the swing of life again. Dbs checks should come thro pretty quickly this time of year, mine took about 2 weeks and that was this time of year altho a few years ago now, time flies!


Hope your daughter’s birthday was enjoyed by all including you! 

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4 Dec 2017 12:07 in response to rileyroo

Morning peeps 

quick drop in to say have a goodin whatever ya doing Happy x

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4 Dec 2017 13:43 in response to Sandra123

Home now, done four hours today, now tired. Heating on, check, lunch eaten, check dog scrounging, check, yep I’m home!

Enjoy the rest of your day folks!!!

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4 Dec 2017 14:30 in response to rileyroo
Ooh cold out there. Man volunteering is so intense these days! I had recruitment event and we were all being assessed and apparently we were lucky to get this far! Have to wait for email whether I got in or not then 2 training courses. After all this then I can volunteer! Heating on and on sofa with blanket! Not used to commuting early in morning. Enjoy your day ladies.xc

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4 Dec 2017 14:35 in response to Jbains

Blimey things have changed they used t b just happy t have help. 

I too am on the sofa ladies. Got wine book nd Xmas tunes on in background... bliss. 

Enjoy rest of day peeps. X

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4 Dec 2017 17:19 in response to Sandra123
It was intense! Just got the email through and I was successful. Yeah!! Just dbs check and 2 training courses and I should then be able to volunteer. Exhausting! Yes it's cold and a sofa day. Eaten too much cake!

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4 Dec 2017 17:31 in response to Jbains

Yeahhhh well done! Happy

too much cake..... that is a sentence that should just not exist lol. Chuffed for u on both counts Happy x

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4 Dec 2017 17:53 in response to Jbains

Yeasss! Well done! 


You’re too good an opportunity to pass up!

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4 Dec 2017 17:54 in response to Sandra123

Too much cake, wash your mouth out young lady!

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4 Dec 2017 18:25 in response to rileyroo
Thank you my lovelies! Lisa's cupcakes do some very decadent cakes so ordered one for sat. They are nice but lush! I don't eat much and found them very heavy but gorjus!