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  • :waves: morning flower :hug: minibee has informed me that he is busy on sunday (girlfriend wins! - i remember doing similar to my parents) but to ring him when i'm london bound! think i might be off to see vincent instead, really don't want to miss that one.have you been yet? looks like it might be another chilly one[IMG][/IMG] stay warm and have a wonderful day :sunflower
  • Hey Ma, yes I'll be in Brighton on Sunday busily working on my tax return and a conference paper. Will PM you my mobile number in case you make it down. And in answer to your earlier question - no, I wasn't banished, just taken into a dark alley by a couple of the mods with baseball bats. Only just recovered the ability to use a key board. ;) :D
  • :hippy: [FONT=Comic Sans MS]good morning lovely! :waves: have a wonderful (and sunny if poss!) day :sunflower ps i'm coming to london on sunday but i might head down to brighton for a flying visit. are you around? will know later...
  • :waves: morning flower :flower: i'm feeling quite :bounce: this morning - good nights kip makes a difference, eh? :sunflowerhave a beautiful day :hippy:
  • hi you! well this is a shock (wave rider :whistle:)!!! thought you'd been banished or something!!! ah the return to work after a break - yes i know about that - it seems like i can't get out of the office at times as i keep being cornered for appointments and on the spot quick consultations. it's making sure all the paperwork is done before i leave for home without interruptions that is almost impossible and then ends up taking so much time. may be down in brighton in a couple of weeks...not sure yet. frankly i'd prefer a week in morocco but that is't going to happen, so am working on plan b, b - for brighton. really good to hear from you btw. h took that one of me with the phone. turned out not bad - at least i have a head in this one! xxx
  • :waves: [SIZE=2][FONT=Comic Sans MS]morning flower! :flower:[/FONT][/SIZE] have a wonderful week.......:hug:
  • I'm sure it will, thanks! :D Hope yer work goes quickly and easily!
  • Morning SWR! glad that you are surviving down there - it has all got really quiet snow wise here but the ice on the pavements is just the same, if not getting worse. it's that melt /freeze thing. i am concerned about mini bee as i haven't been able to get hold of him. just a mummy thing - he's probably fine - captain sensible anyway. we are due more snow today - i think most of the country is. rook and aunty al dropped by for tea yesterday lovley to see them. am hoping that school will be open mon as i really want to get back to work. i have got writing to do which i brought home, my boss put citrix on my laptop - just great to have a flexible boss. thye have been keeping the schools closed because the playgrounds are unsafe??? having gone to school in rural scotland we used to make all sorts of semi lethal activities in the snow at break time and it was great fun.......h s e rules gone silly. have a lovely day anyway....
  • Hiya,:waves: I noticed this whilst posting on bee's wall....

    [quote]The '63 winter is remembered in my family as the time my Mum got double pneumonia while pregnant, poor thing. [/quote]
    Exactly the same thing happened to my Mum!! She was heavily pregnant with my younger sister (who was born in Feb '63), and she slipped and fell on ice on the garden path, then, developed pneumonia and was extremely poorly!! I was only 3 at the time so don't remember much about it, but I do remember we seemed to have fairly heavy snow every year. Our Mums' were a hardy bunch, weren't they?
  • having just come out of the other side of pneumonia that can't have been fun. yes we do put ourselves through silliness but it tends to be self inflicted cos we pay no attention to all the flashing signs that say slow down, take a break, what the hell are you getting all unnecessary for etc. your neighbour is a star. i miss living in a place where people have a community spirit - cities can be so faceless...
  • yes it does - we were living in the scottish borders then. it also reminds me of the late 70's when i was a student and in edinburgh peeps were skiing in the city centre!!! i don't know why we make such a fuss really. i do wish there was a bit more community spirit tho and that people would help clean the pavement outside their houses etc rather than rely on the council- it would make life so much simpler. i had a go yesterday with h but the ice is so compacted i couldn't shift it!!!
  • :waves: yoo hoo!!!! :sunflower morning morning lovely SWR! :hug: have a happy saturday :peace:
  • :flower: morning lovely!:sunflowerno school again for h :xcoolsnow i have decided that i am going to clear the pavement outside out flat today :xsnowface it's thick ice and at least there will be a bit of pavement that peeps can walk on safely :xdeer: have a lovely day - and keep warm :monster:
  • [SIZE=2][FONT=Comic Sans MS]:waves: morning lovely:hug: still icy and freezing here[/FONT][/SIZE] :xcoolsnow [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2]hope you have a bright sunny day :sunflower[/SIZE][/FONT]
  • It *is* your job to tell me what to read! :D But seriously, they all sound good, I guess I'll decide when I finish this one. Happy new year to you too! (And yes, it has been known for people to be happy in Croydon, tis rare though ;) )
  • :xsnowball [COLOR=RoyalBlue][B][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2]morning lovely! :xcoolsnow[/SIZE][/FONT][/B][SIZE=2][FONT=Comic Sans MS]just as i got the all clear from the hospital yesterday and was ready to go back to work today - h has no school!![/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR] :xsurprise [COLOR=RoyalBlue][SIZE=2][FONT=Comic Sans MS]most of us have got the white stuff now so have warm and cosy one if you can[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]:hug:[B][COLOR=DarkOrange] [/COLOR][/B]
  • Hey dude, I got The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch the other day, am already half way through. Do you think I should buy another Philip K Dick book, or try something else? :D
  • [COLOR=Purple]:hug:[/COLOR][SIZE=2][COLOR=Purple][FONT=Comic Sans MS][B]morning lovely! i'm so glad it's sunday - we're almost back to normal again :lsd: have a wonderful day whatever you are doing.:sunflower[/B][/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
  • Morning Ma, just back from my morning jog and dip in the sea - NOT! Uni officially reopens tomorrow and I'm aghast at the pile of work I meant to do over the vac and haven't touched - exams to write, lecture notes to prepare etc etc. Think I'll be keeping a low profile for a wee while. Hope you have a nice relaxing Sunday though.
  • i have seen news items on this phenomenon...........having watched it it takes me hours to feel my feet again ...
  • what? in the channel???
  • [COLOR=Magenta]:waves:[B][SIZE=2][FONT=Comic Sans MS] morning lovely! [/FONT][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR][COLOR=Magenta]:hug: [SIZE=2] i really don't like these long weekends [/SIZE][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2]and two in a's just confusing really - and i am not alone, young h said that he thought last night was sunday!!! :rolleyes: tbh if it were in the summer then i wouldn't mind so much:sunflower we are due snowlater - again :xcoolsnow have a wonderful day whatever you do and whatever the weather! [/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=Magenta]:flower:[/COLOR][COLOR=Magenta]
  • bugger - too late - was that it??? pod cast then....
  • right - tuned in now - what? he'd never read proust/ recherche....? no wonder they are going to regenerate him!!!
  • no i'm not i have radio 2 on.....but i think i may have to change channels....hold on! and a little less of the about fit and resilient?
  • [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkOrange]:sunflower:bounce::sunflower[SIZE=4][B]happy new year [/B][/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkOrange]:sunflower:bounce::sunflowerxxx
    [COLOR=Magenta][SIZE=2]what? no miniature jura or laphroiag??? tut tut!!! i ended up at a friends and we had to make do with some veuve and strawberries... have a wonderful day!![/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
  • :hug:[COLOR=Green] morning SWR.....we are feeling a bit sad here as jj has gone back to brighton....:xsad:[/COLOR][COLOR=SeaGreen] on top of that tom has a staff shortage and is going to have to float between pubs tonight so won't make it up from london.......:xsad::xsad: [COLOR=DarkOrchid]feeling a little deflated and mis - and all this is just underpinning the thought that we actually have to move further south -[COLOR=RoyalBlue]will have to have a chat with the universe!!![/COLOR][/COLOR] [COLOR=Green]wishing you all good things for the new year. peace light and love, bee xxx[/COLOR][/COLOR]
  • [SIZE=2][FONT=Comic Sans MS]:xsnowface morning flower! :xtree:glad you had a good christmas (not too much bah humbug! then?)- we did too - (although from a mum's point of view it feels like endless meals and washing up).[/FONT][/SIZE] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=2]mini-bee heading back your direction the day after tomorrow so then we'll be :xsad: esp h who really loves having his bro home. my friend is coming up from london for on thursday for new years...very very foggy here - the cathedral has done a vanishing act and the ships on the river are having to use fog horns - can barely see to the bottom of the garden....! have a lovely day :hug:ps love the new pic!
  • :xtree:[FONT=Comic Sans MS][B][COLOR=Blue]morning lovely! :xwink: hope you have a wonderful day.....:xcoolsnow[/COLOR][/B][/FONT]
  • Merry Christmas xx