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Posted by: NeilT, April 12, 2006, 10:39am
OK, lets start again :)
Posted by: Karin c., April 12, 2006, 10:50am; Reply: 1
Quoted from NeilT
OK, lets start again :)


we do that (computer)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), April 12, 2006, 11:38am; Reply: 2
And we're off...   ;D
Posted by: Steph, April 12, 2006, 11:45am; Reply: 3
so, hows things?!
Posted by: NeilT, April 12, 2006, 12:03pm; Reply: 4
busy... very very very busy ;)
Posted by: MJB, April 12, 2006, 12:44pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from NeilT
busy... very very very busy ;)


Same here  :'( :'(

What shall we talk about anyway?  8)

Posted by: Steph, April 12, 2006, 1:10pm; Reply: 6
It's absolutely dead here at work, due to the forthcoming Easter holidays.  Sooo bored!
Posted by: Karin c., April 12, 2006, 8:40pm; Reply: 7
:)
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
It's absolutely dead here at work, due to the forthcoming Easter holidays.  Sooo bored!


I know what you meen
Posted by: NeilT, April 12, 2006, 8:45pm; Reply: 8
I feel like dancing !!!!
Posted by: omj, April 12, 2006, 9:41pm; Reply: 9
I want a job to be bored with!

(Well, an interesting one would be better!)
Posted by: NeilT, April 12, 2006, 9:46pm; Reply: 10
I can not wait to get a lie in on Friday
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:09am; Reply: 11
I
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:09am; Reply: 12
will
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:09am; Reply: 13
start
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:09am; Reply: 14
to
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:09am; Reply: 15
make
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:09am; Reply: 16
that
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:10am; Reply: 17
longest
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:10am; Reply: 18
thread
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:10am; Reply: 19
even
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:10am; Reply: 20
longer
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:11am; Reply: 21
(rofl) Howzat!!!!!! :happy
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 7:12am; Reply: 22
:happy HAPPY EASTER ALL :happy


I'm off now til Tuesday; so will catch up with y'all then! (wink_2):kiss
Posted by: Steph, April 13, 2006, 7:58am; Reply: 23
Hope you have a great Easter.  Not too sure what I'm up to.  Try and sleep if possible!
Posted by: MJB, April 13, 2006, 11:28am; Reply: 24
Leaving Now! (xyxwave) Bye all. Have a fab time Steph whatever you do!
Posted by: Karin c., April 13, 2006, 9:13pm; Reply: 25
bye have a wonderfull Easter(9))(27))(21)) have fun everyone. :K)
Posted by: NeilT, April 13, 2006, 11:10pm; Reply: 26
I have a mad busy weekend ahead, moving stuff and lots of other things going down :)
Posted by: omj, April 13, 2006, 11:36pm; Reply: 27
Have fun!

But where are the Easter smilies? They never completely download for me - and all the good ones are at the end, so I never get to use them  :'(
Posted by: NeilT, April 14, 2006, 10:16pm; Reply: 28
I have some on my special smlie maker ;)

Posted by: Karin c., April 15, 2006, 11:17am; Reply: 29
Quoted from NeilT
I have some on my special smlie maker ;)



great smiles:wow
Posted by: NeilT, April 17, 2006, 1:00am; Reply: 30
and do not eat them all at once ;)
Posted by: Karin c., April 17, 2006, 12:51pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from NeilT
and do not eat them all at once ;)


Why not ???????
hhhhmmmmmmmm
Posted by: NeilT, April 17, 2006, 8:36pm; Reply: 32
Oh go on then ;)
Posted by: Karin c., April 17, 2006, 9:04pm; Reply: 33
did you want some too?
here you go
Posted by: NeilT, April 17, 2006, 11:50pm; Reply: 34
you trying to get some weight on me :) I hope so...
Posted by: Steph, April 18, 2006, 8:01am; Reply: 35
Neil, you can have some of mine, especially after the blow out I had over the weekend.  I was eaten Ben and Jerrys as if it was going out of fashion!  Feel bloody awful now!
Posted by: Karin c., April 18, 2006, 1:59pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from NeilT
you trying to get some weight on me :) I hope so...


You may have some weight from me because i have to much :'( :'(
Posted by: MJB, April 18, 2006, 3:26pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from NeilT
you trying to get some weight on me :) I hope so...


I've lost over a stone the last 3 weeks, so you can have that Neil.......



WITH PLEASURE!!!!  :D :D :D :D :D

Posted by: Steph, April 18, 2006, 6:30pm; Reply: 38
Well done!  So, what's your secret?!
Posted by: Karin c., April 18, 2006, 8:33pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Well done!  So, what's your secret?!


Yes i want to know that to please tell us ????????????
Posted by: corky100, April 18, 2006, 10:27pm; Reply: 40
Hope y'all had a good Easter. I've been a bit shy the last few days and look what happens to the forum!!

Did you miss me? :D
Posted by: NeilT, April 18, 2006, 11:18pm; Reply: 41
Shy Corkey ? eh, what have you been up to :)

Quoted Text
I was eaten Ben and Jerrys
Ahh a Ben & Jerrys fan :) what good taste you have
Posted by: MJB, April 19, 2006, 6:50am; Reply: 42
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Well done!  So, what's your secret?!


No secret Steph - just illness (conf44); I can't stop being sick (and no, I ain't pregnant!); been to Drs twice, and they are trying me on antibiotics (conf44)


(beer)) Great that I've lost weight so easily  :D; but probably not the best way to do it really!  :B
Posted by: MJB, April 19, 2006, 6:55am; Reply: 43
Quoted from corky100
Hope y'all had a good Easter. I've been a bit shy the last few days and look what happens to the forum!!

Did you miss me? :D


:cheer Course we missed ya corky - but I think you know that we know you're not shy!  :partyhat
Posted by: Steph, April 19, 2006, 7:44am; Reply: 44
Quoted from maxine


No secret Steph - just illness (conf44); I can't stop being sick (and no, I ain't pregnant!); been to Drs twice, and they are trying me on antibiotics (conf44)


(beer)) Great that I've lost weight so easily  :D; but probably not the best way to do it really!  :B


Sorry to hear that Maxine.  Just hope that the Dr's will sort you out soon.

Well my husbands side of the family are going through a bad time with health issues.  His mum has just been dianoised with breast cancer and she is going in today to have her breast removed.  Also John's brother in law had a stroke last year and since then he's been have seizures on a more regular basis, the last one happened this weekend.  He's having to go into hospital for a cat scan to see if anything can be done.  So it's not a good time at the moment.  But our health service over here is very good so we don't expect any problems.


Posted by: MJB, April 19, 2006, 8:34am; Reply: 45
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier

Sorry to hear that Maxine.  Just hope that the Dr's will sort you out soon.


Thanks :kiss



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Well my husbands side of the family are going through a bad time with health issues.  His mum has just been dianoised with breast cancer and she is going in today to have her breast removed.  Also John's brother in law had a stroke last year and since then he's been have seizures on a more regular basis, the last one happened this weekend.  He's having to go into hospital for a cat scan to see if anything can be done.  So it's not a good time at the moment.  But our health service over here is very good so we don't expect any problems.


Holy sh1t Steph. That's alot to take in. It often seems to come all at once, and I don't think it makes it easier, in fact, I feel it makes it worse.

Can't offer much to you - and not gonna gush with BS; but hope that they both will be OK, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for a good long term prognosis for them both...



Posted by: Steph, April 19, 2006, 10:45am; Reply: 46
Thanks Maxine.
Posted by: Karin c., April 19, 2006, 1:20pm; Reply: 47
Ill keep my fingers crossed too.

Goodluck
Posted by: omj, April 19, 2006, 9:56pm; Reply: 48
Get well soon, everyone!
Posted by: MJB, April 20, 2006, 8:19am; Reply: 49
I'm famous!! Was on local radio this morning, asking for a "retro request", and the damned DJ kept me talking for nearly five minutes :o

Only 10 mins left to go then!!! (wink_2)(wink_2)
Posted by: Steph, April 20, 2006, 10:13am; Reply: 50
lucky you!
Posted by: MJB, April 20, 2006, 10:55am; Reply: 51
I got Hot Water by Level 42 played... they said it was "requests" but each OMD song I asked for they hadn't got, so I then went for 2 Level42s - and the DJ (Kev Lawrence) said "How about Hot Water, I've got that"


Some request! (banghead)

But I like it - so didn't mind too much!! (rofl5)
Posted by: Steph, April 20, 2006, 1:06pm; Reply: 52
You will have this song played, like it or lump it!  
Posted by: MJB, April 20, 2006, 1:35pm; Reply: 53
Pretty much yeah - not much of a retro "request" that a retro "order" (rofl)
Posted by: NeilT, April 20, 2006, 6:47pm; Reply: 54
Nice one Maxine.... your mini claim to fame :)
Posted by: MJB, April 21, 2006, 6:38am; Reply: 55
But I drive an escort!!!! (wink_2)



Posted by: Karin c., April 21, 2006, 3:07pm; Reply: 56
(driving1)
Posted by: NeilT, April 22, 2006, 9:34am; Reply: 57
my car is still in the garage getting fixed !
Posted by: colcol, April 22, 2006, 10:02am; Reply: 58
i drive a Daewoo Matiz and can get 3 trays of Stella in the boot, excellent...
Posted by: Steph, April 22, 2006, 2:09pm; Reply: 59
What is it doing in your boot?  Shouldn't you be drinking it?!!
Posted by: NeilT, April 22, 2006, 10:36pm; Reply: 60
I keep mine in the fridge :) Any one that ever visits me, will know about the beer in my fridge ;)
Posted by: colcol, April 23, 2006, 10:54am; Reply: 61
okay then, where do you live...
Posted by: NeilT, April 23, 2006, 11:45am; Reply: 62
in a land, far far away ;)
Posted by: colcol, April 23, 2006, 11:55am; Reply: 63
Quoted from NeilT
in a land, far far away ;)


:D :D :D

Posted by: Karin c., April 23, 2006, 9:21pm; Reply: 64
Quoted from NeilT
in a land, far far away ;)


(3))
Posted by: MJB, April 26, 2006, 7:08am; Reply: 65
Quoted from NeilT
I keep mine in the fridge :) Any one that ever visits me, will know about the beer in my fridge ;)


(whistle) Erm, we have a separate fridge for beer/cider/wine :happy

Posted by: colcol, April 26, 2006, 7:38am; Reply: 66
Quoted from maxine


(whistle) Erm, we have a separate fridge for beer/cider/wine :happy




wow, get her, how posh is maxine...
Posted by: Steph, April 26, 2006, 8:26am; Reply: 67
we store our beer outside the back door at the moment seeing it's a bit cold still.
Posted by: MJB, April 26, 2006, 11:06am; Reply: 68
Quoted from colcol



wow, get her, how posh is maxine...



Don't be darrrrrrrrrrrrrrrft!  :D :D :D :D

I'm Not posh - I just like cold beers!!!! (rofl) :happy
Posted by: NeilT, April 26, 2006, 10:17pm; Reply: 69
well.. I have a small fridge in my kitchen with a few beers and food in it, but in my cellar I have a 6ft tall one mostly full of beer ;)
Posted by: corky100, April 27, 2006, 1:35am; Reply: 70
I haven't got any beer...... :(

Looks like I'm off round to Neils for the weekend............
Posted by: MJB, April 27, 2006, 6:46am; Reply: 71
Quoted from NeilT
well.. I have a small fridge in my kitchen with a few beers and food in it, but in my cellar I have a 6ft tall one mostly full of beer ;)


You must be posh too Mr T!!!!  ;D (wink_2)(wink_2)

Posted by: Steph, April 27, 2006, 7:47am; Reply: 72
We are considering in getting a little fridge to put in the shed for our beer.  
Posted by: NeilT, April 27, 2006, 11:37pm; Reply: 73
Quoted Text
Looks like I'm off round to Neils for the weekend............
Always a welcome house here !!!

Got to get this election done with, then a big night out is looming...
Posted by: Steph, April 28, 2006, 8:08am; Reply: 74
So, when is the house warming party Neil?
Posted by: MJB, April 28, 2006, 9:48am; Reply: 75
Yeh, and how many crates of Strongbow will you buy me???? :D :D :D
Posted by: NeilT, April 28, 2006, 7:53pm; Reply: 76
hard to say.... soon *ish* I hope :)
Posted by: omj, April 30, 2006, 1:11am; Reply: 77
Had a crazy experience today!

I was at a loose end in town, and happened to poke my nose into a church - no spiritual reason, just noseying. There was an orchestra and choir plus soloists inside rehearsing for a concert; they were playing Mozart's Requiem, so slipped in the back for ten mins to listen - didn't think they'd mind.

Anyway, a man came up and asked me if I'd mind helping with the teas for their interval! So I ended up brewing tea and coffee for a 60-strong orchestra and singers. Very interesting! It was their final rehearsal before their concert tonight, so I hope it went well! Bought a programme as a souvenir.

(music)    (musicband)   (coffetime1)    (music)
Posted by: NeilT, April 30, 2006, 10:29am; Reply: 78
nice one.. just shows how nice people can be.. very nice story :)
Posted by: Steph, April 30, 2006, 11:48am; Reply: 79
Yes, what a nice story.  We have quite a good community spirit here on the island, when there is an event on, everyone mucks in, albeit taking place in it or working on the side lines.
Posted by: NeilT, May 1, 2006, 9:48pm; Reply: 80
Boy I am tired... I am going to do the unheard of and go to bed, very very soon
Posted by: Steph, May 2, 2006, 10:44am; Reply: 81
Did you get a good night sleep Neil?  
Posted by: NeilT, May 3, 2006, 12:48am; Reply: 82
I did somthing last night that I have not done, in many many years... I was in bed for 11.45pm !!! OUCH....
But felt a lot better to-day.... Got an imense amount of pressure on me at the moment, but this should all go in a couple of days...
I am excited, I am scared, but I know that many things are going to be right, very soon... Funny, that I have had a good good vibe for this year, and it just can not be as crap as last year...
Posted by: Steph, May 3, 2006, 8:59am; Reply: 83
Things can only get better Neil.

We've got a cruise ship in port today and its the same one that we are cruising on in June.  Looks really nice.  Pity I can't jump on board right now!  Roll on June
Posted by: Karin c., May 3, 2006, 6:38pm; Reply: 84
:wow I think that is great a cruise on a ship:dance
Posted by: NeilT, May 3, 2006, 11:29pm; Reply: 85
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Things can only get better Neil.

We've got a cruise ship in port today and its the same one that we are cruising on in June.  Looks really nice.  Pity I can't jump on board right now!  Roll on June


So you going to smuggle us all on it then  ;D
Posted by: Steph, May 4, 2006, 11:53am; Reply: 86
I would if I could.  It use to be so easy to go on board the different ships, but now, no chance.
Posted by: NeilT, May 5, 2006, 8:27pm; Reply: 87
OK.. so who has had a BBQ this year then :)
Posted by: colcol, May 6, 2006, 10:22am; Reply: 88
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Things can only get better Neil.

We've got a cruise ship in port today and its the same one that we are cruising on in June.  Looks really nice.  Pity I can't jump on board right now!  Roll on June



steph, it's not the one that caught fire is it ???...
Posted by: Steph, May 6, 2006, 10:46am; Reply: 89
No, thank god!  I've seen that ship before in port and to tell you the truth it looks like it needs a refit even though it supposed to be new.  Must of been really scary for the passengers.  We have a multitude of different cruise lines coming to the island and it seems more are looking to visit as well.  All very good for the island revenue.

Actually we had the Freedom of the Seas (the biggest cruise liner in the world) pass our shores during the week and its huge.  To big for my liking though.
Posted by: NeilT, May 6, 2006, 5:08pm; Reply: 90
Quoted Text
To big for my liking though
Naughty  ;)
Posted by: Steph, May 7, 2006, 12:55pm; Reply: 91
I only like a certain size!
Posted by: NeilT, May 7, 2006, 5:43pm; Reply: 92
Nuff said ;)

Right better get ready to go to a party :)
Posted by: omj, May 7, 2006, 6:16pm; Reply: 93
Have plenty of (3)) for us.

You've earned them!   (beer))
Posted by: Steph, May 7, 2006, 7:04pm; Reply: 94
Hope you have a great time Neil.
Posted by: Karin c., May 7, 2006, 8:47pm; Reply: 95
Have a great time Neil and congratulations from me too.
Posted by: NeilT, May 8, 2006, 7:48am; Reply: 96
Had a really nice party, and did my first "official" speach.... Have to pay a visit to my new office to-day :)
Posted by: Karin c., May 8, 2006, 2:03pm; Reply: 97
That"s great Neil.
Goodluck.
Posted by: omj, May 8, 2006, 5:33pm; Reply: 98
Is that in the Council chamber/building?
Posted by: NeilT, May 8, 2006, 9:45pm; Reply: 99
No at the party ;) Will be in the chamber very soon though *yikes*
Posted by: omj, May 8, 2006, 9:56pm; Reply: 100
What's yours like (chamber I mean).  They can be very grand affairs.
Posted by: omj, May 8, 2006, 10:05pm; Reply: 101
Quoted from omj
Have plenty of (3)) for us.

You've earned them!   (beer))


There's a programme on BBC2 tonight about Drinking And Politics - a few cautionary tales there!

Posted by: NeilT, May 9, 2006, 1:37am; Reply: 102
tum teee tum, I watch very little TV ;)
Posted by: Karin c., May 9, 2006, 8:17pm; Reply: 103
most of our free time we spend on the p.c. don"t we Neil??????
Posted by: corky100, May 9, 2006, 8:57pm; Reply: 104
Seen the latest nickname for John Prescott?

Apparently they're calling him MFI John.

One loose screw and the whole cabinet falls apart.

:D
Posted by: NeilT, May 9, 2006, 10:05pm; Reply: 105
Nice one Corky ;)
Yup, I do prefer to be on my PC rather than watching TV :)
Posted by: NeilT, May 10, 2006, 12:39am; Reply: 106
Thank goodness we have a system restore on XP !! I have had to go back 5 days on my pc with a problem *grrrrr*
Posted by: Karin c., May 10, 2006, 3:25pm; Reply: 107
:computerhit(shithappens)
Posted by: MJB, May 12, 2006, 6:53am; Reply: 108
Quoted from corky100
Seen the latest nickname for John Prescott?

Apparently they're calling him MFI John.

One loose screw and the whole cabinet falls apart.

:D




(rofl) Fan-bloody-tastic corky! (104))
Posted by: MJB, May 16, 2006, 6:42am; Reply: 109
What a beautiful morning (37)) shining brightly and lovely and warm.... (37))

Shame you have to work on days like this :-(
Posted by: Karin c., May 16, 2006, 1:55pm; Reply: 110
Well in the Netherlands is the weather not so good.
What a shame.
Posted by: NeilT, May 16, 2006, 10:32pm; Reply: 111
Boy we had some storms late afternoon rain like heavy rain
Posted by: Karin c., May 16, 2006, 10:59pm; Reply: 112
Quoted from NeilT
Boy we had some storms late afternoon rain like heavy rain


Well we had no rain but no sun eighter :D
Posted by: MJB, May 17, 2006, 6:41am; Reply: 113
It was nice here yesterday all day, but today it is foggy and they are forecasting "torrential rain".... Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice, for the middle of may :-/
Posted by: Steph, May 17, 2006, 8:17am; Reply: 114
Not brilliant here either.  Its slightly overcast with alot of sea mist.  Just waiting for it to poor now.
Posted by: Karin c., May 17, 2006, 10:45am; Reply: 115
Today the weather over here is not chainged.
It"s to cold for may.
I hope the sun come back soon.
Posted by: MJB, May 17, 2006, 10:47am; Reply: 116
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Not brilliant here either.  Its slightly overcast with alot of sea mist.  Just waiting for it to poor now.



I reckon we're gonna get thunder. It's "heavy" IYKWIM and really grim..... Oh joy!  :-/
Posted by: Steph, May 17, 2006, 10:55am; Reply: 117
Actually it felt like that here yesterday, but nothing came of it.  I love watching thunder storms they can be really facinating.

I'll get my coat!
Posted by: Karin c., May 17, 2006, 11:20am; Reply: 118
Thunder storms are really beautifull to look at when your inside your house.
Ill never get out then.
Posted by: suec, May 17, 2006, 3:08pm; Reply: 119
I'm a complete wuss when it comes to thunder, I try to be brave for the kids, but it doesn't work :B
Posted by: Karin c., May 17, 2006, 6:32pm; Reply: 120
Quoted from suec
I'm a complete wuss when it comes to thunder, I try to be brave for the kids, but it doesn't work :B


That makes 2 of us,i am really afraid:rain
Posted by: NeilT, May 17, 2006, 8:43pm; Reply: 121
I want a decent weekend for the next bank holiday... we are going camping :)
Posted by: Sandra, May 17, 2006, 9:02pm; Reply: 122
Quoted from NeilT
I want a decent weekend for the next bank holiday... we are going camping :)


So do I !! 8) I badly need some sun therapy. (37)):dog

and to run around a bit - let off steam!  :)
Posted by: suec, May 17, 2006, 9:46pm; Reply: 123
Quoted from NeilT
I want a decent weekend for the next bank holiday... we are going camping :)


well it's bound to rain then, bank holiday and camping!
Posted by: NeilT, May 17, 2006, 10:02pm; Reply: 124
Lets keep fingers crossed we can peek out of the tent, and cook food drink some beer dance in the moon light and sing a song
Posted by: MJB, May 18, 2006, 7:05am; Reply: 125
Nice post Neil!!!


I adore thunder storms too - even have a CD of a thunder storm.... very theraputic!!!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), May 18, 2006, 9:48am; Reply: 126
Quoted from maxine
Nice post Neil!!!


I adore thunder storms too - even have a CD of a thunder storm.... very theraputic!!!


I got a number of CDs like that. Got one with bird song on it and used to play it at work. Finally after a week or so one of my co-workers came by and said: So this is where the bird noise is coming from  :o

Sometimes I put on one of those CDs when I go to bed. Drowns out the noise that are coming in from outside  :)
Posted by: Sandra, May 18, 2006, 11:12am; Reply: 127
Well, it's been raining for most of the weeke here, so I'm still hopeful  8).
The cyber camp looks great, anyway Neil. (104))
Posted by: MJB, May 18, 2006, 12:18pm; Reply: 128
Quoted from Love42


I got a number of CDs like that. Got one with bird song on it and used to play it at work. Finally after a week or so one of my co-workers came by and said: So this is where the bird noise is coming from  :o

Sometimes I put on one of those CDs when I go to bed. Drowns out the noise that are coming in from outside  :)


(104)) A man after my own heart!!! :kiss

Posted by: NeilT, May 18, 2006, 9:54pm; Reply: 129
Quoted Text
The cyber camp looks great
The real thing will be bettter  ;)
Posted by: MJB, May 19, 2006, 6:42am; Reply: 130
Especially if there are force 9 gales and torrential rain (wink_2)(wink_2)
Posted by: Sandra, May 19, 2006, 6:55am; Reply: 131
Quoted from maxine
Especially if there are force 9 gales and torrential rain (wink_2)(wink_2)


That will just make it more exciting!!  ;D
Posted by: MJB, May 19, 2006, 7:06am; Reply: 132
It would for me Sandra - I love that kind of weather, but needless to say, it doesn't suit everyone! ;D
Posted by: Sandra, May 19, 2006, 1:43pm; Reply: 133
Well, Maxine, of course I'd prefer sunny and warm, but in the face of adversity it always seems best to me to treat the whole thing as a bit of an adventure.  :) I remember many many years ago navigating my Dad up a wrong road and the road turned onto a grass track. In the true spirit of adventure, my Dad carried on until it was impossible to drive any further - just to see where it went! So much better than getting cross.  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, May 21, 2006, 9:05pm; Reply: 134
As long as I do not have to put up my tent in the rain.. or take it down when raining, all will be good :) (I hope ;) )
Posted by: Sandra, May 21, 2006, 10:02pm; Reply: 135
Less than a week to go and all will be revealed!!   8) or  :'(
Posted by: NeilT, May 21, 2006, 10:48pm; Reply: 136
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all will be revealed!!
*gulp*  ;D
Posted by: MJB, May 22, 2006, 6:59am; Reply: 137
Quoted from Sandra
Well, Maxine, of course I'd prefer sunny and warm, but in the face of adversity it always seems best to me to treat the whole thing as a bit of an adventure.  :) I remember many many years ago navigating my Dad up a wrong road and the road turned onto a grass track. In the true spirit of adventure, my Dad carried on until it was impossible to drive any further - just to see where it went! So much better than getting cross.  ;D



Isn't it sad though, that there are very few people who would do this - most would just get cross...  :-/

My hubby's very much like that - so laid back sometimes, he's almost horizontal - and I like that!!! (wink_2)(wink_2)

Posted by: Sandra, May 22, 2006, 10:19am; Reply: 138
My Dad was actually not laid back at all, Maxine. His nicknames were things like "Kamikazee" (no idea how to spell that, sorry!), "Demolition man" (thanks to his DIY skills...), and so on. He had his fingers in many pies and was always on the go, but usually with good humour!  :)
Posted by: MJB, May 22, 2006, 11:50am; Reply: 139
At least he wasn't a grump old b@gger with a bad temper!!!! :D :D :D

I've known a few of those in my time :-/
Posted by: NeilT, May 22, 2006, 10:21pm; Reply: 140
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Demolition man" (thanks to his DIY skills
I know that feeling  ;D
Posted by: MJB, May 23, 2006, 6:50am; Reply: 141
I can change a plug and deal with fuse boards quite well.


Helps that my Dad's a sparky, and taught me at a very young age - well, OK, not very but I was nine or ten.....

Thanks Dad! :kiss (kiss3)
Posted by: Sandra, May 23, 2006, 8:38am; Reply: 142
Quoted from maxine
I can change a plug and deal with fuse boards quite well.



I'm not very confident with electrics. You may have noticed my new header "don't touch me or I may explode"....
Well, I was trying to cook for Neil a few weeks ago and my kettle blew up with a loud bang , shorted all the sockets in my kitchen, utility room and bedroom.

First reaction - fall about laughing.

Second reaction - get takeaway (Neil's idea, for which I was very grateful!).

Third reaction - next morning "oh S**t", when I realised my freezer was on that circuit...

Had to be brave and reset the trip switch - nothing else bad happened. (rofl5)(spinning1)
Posted by: MJB, May 23, 2006, 9:04am; Reply: 143
(rofl) Sounds like fun Sandra! You must be full of volts or something! (wink_2)

Takeaway often works well in those kind of instances - but you should have got Neil to reset the trip!!!! :D (wink_2)
Posted by: NeilT, May 23, 2006, 8:27pm; Reply: 144
You know... in the last month or so, I have had very few takeways, and just a couple of meals for one!! back to cooking at last... Have to say, it is nice to cook food for 2 :)
Posted by: Karin c., May 23, 2006, 9:59pm; Reply: 145
and the taste of a selfmade meal is much better  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, May 23, 2006, 11:00pm; Reply: 146
I am eating a lot now... need to but on weight
Posted by: Karin c., May 23, 2006, 11:04pm; Reply: 147
goodluck with it then ;)
Posted by: MJB, May 24, 2006, 6:42am; Reply: 148
Quoted from NeilT
You know... in the last month or so, I have had very few takeways, and just a couple of meals for one!! back to cooking at last... Have to say, it is nice to cook food for 2 :)


I know that feeling very well, from my "pre-marriage" days!!!! :)

Posted by: Karin c., May 24, 2006, 7:21am; Reply: 149
Quoted from maxine


I know that feeling very well, from my "pre-marriage" days!!!! :)



When you are alone you don"t take the time for a selfmade meal.
I had that too when i was single ;)
Posted by: Sandra, May 24, 2006, 8:10am; Reply: 150


Takeaway often works well in those kind of instances - but you should have got Neil to reset the trip!!!! :D (wink_2)[/quote]

Poor Neil was convinced he caused the explosion!
:tnt

Besides which, most often he now offers to cook at his instead - no complaints there! (Wink)
Posted by: colcol, May 24, 2006, 9:03am; Reply: 151
Quoted from NeilT
You know... in the last month or so, I have had very few takeways, and just a couple of meals for one!! back to cooking at last... Have to say, it is nice to cook food for 2 :)



have to say that i'm going through a phase of cheese-flans and cheese-cake at the moment, as theiy've been on special offer at asda...  
Posted by: MJB, May 24, 2006, 10:02am; Reply: 152
Quoted from Sandra

Poor Neil was convinced he caused the explosion!
:tnt

Besides which, most often he now offers to cook at his instead - no complaints there! (Wink)


:happy Lucky you!!!!

My darling husband says he "can't cook"; although I don't know how he knows that, cos he's never tried (well, not since I've been with him anyway!!! (smitten))

I don't mind really though - I enjoy cooking; and leave the DIY to him!!!

Posted by: MJB, May 24, 2006, 10:03am; Reply: 153
Quoted from Karin_c.


When you are alone you don"t take the time for a selfmade meal.
I had that too when i was single ;)



I used to cook for myself - I just prefer to cook for two or more :D
Posted by: colcol, May 24, 2006, 11:22am; Reply: 154
today for tea, i'm having a half-priced asda (good-for-you) smoked ham and-cheese-with-chives flan and for afters it's the good-old-british-favourite of apple-pie (smart-price) and custard...
Posted by: Karin c., May 24, 2006, 11:49am; Reply: 155
afters it's the good-old-british-favourite of apple-pie (smart-price) and custard...[/quote]

Delicious mmmmmmmmmmmm ;)
Posted by: MJB, May 24, 2006, 11:50am; Reply: 156
I won't buy any "ready meals" or pies (I bake my own). Needless to say we don't have them often cos I don't have time - but won't spend my money buying ones with loads of "E" numbers either!!! :D :D
Posted by: Sandra, May 24, 2006, 2:55pm; Reply: 157
Quoted from maxine
I won't buy any "ready meals" or pies (I bake my own). Needless to say we don't have them often cos I don't have time - but won't spend my money buying ones with loads of "E" numbers either!!! :D :D



I used to cook a lot, but really got out of the habit since my child does not like food very much in general. I got weary of scraping uneaten meals into the bin...  :( She's happy with exciting meals like pasta and butter...  :-/
we still do pancakes each weekend, though  ;D
And when I cook for Neil, things start exploding...  :o
Posted by: NeilT, May 24, 2006, 4:32pm; Reply: 158
Quoted Text
things start exploding...  
*golly* ;) I just had kippers for my tea, quick and easy as I am rushing now to get out :)
Posted by: Sandra, May 24, 2006, 7:09pm; Reply: 159
I was on my own so had scampi out of the freezer. Did have some home made rhubarb crumble in the fridge though, which went down very well (even my daughter eats that!).  :)
Posted by: colcol, May 24, 2006, 9:48pm; Reply: 160
and what has happened to bacon, it's rubbish nowadays, i used to like the rind, poxy do-gooders. i also loved bread and dripping...
Posted by: Sandra, May 24, 2006, 9:54pm; Reply: 161
Quoted from colcol
and what has happened to bacon, it's rubbish nowadays, i used to like the rind, poxy do-gooders. i also loved bread and dripping...


Well I do know of a butchers that was in Old Traford a couple of years ago where you could get the bacon with the rind on, and chops with the rind on - lovely  :P :P :P
Not sure if they are still there though, had to move three times since then  :(
Posted by: omj, May 24, 2006, 9:55pm; Reply: 162
My life is passing before my eyes.....

Once I get comfortable in front of the PC, I find it difficult to interrupt things to cook. So tend to eat what's in reach of the armchair. Should aim at 3 proper meals a week, but something gives.
Posted by: NeilT, May 24, 2006, 10:59pm; Reply: 163
Have to say that my weekely fry up, is my best meal of the week... And tonight, I had my tea... then at 9.00pm I was faced with a sit down dinner, which I ate of course :) and even had a pudding :)
Posted by: colcol, May 24, 2006, 11:59pm; Reply: 164
due my mums superb ability as a cook i can do a mean roast dinner, so my ultimate meal has to be that, a roast dinner. lamb chops (covered in mint), crispy roast pots, mushy peas and loads of thick gravy. oh, and just a dab of english mustard which has been mixed in with either the mint sauce or gravy.

oh bugger, now i'm hungry...
Posted by: MJB, May 25, 2006, 6:55am; Reply: 165
Roast beef and (HOME MADE) yorkshire pudding for me everytime (none of your flat, hard Aunt Bessie rubbish in my house!!!  ;))


... although we ARE having roast lamb chops for dinner tonight with new potatoes, new baby carrots and spring cabbage..... (eat1)... yummy!  ;D
Posted by: colcol, May 25, 2006, 9:26am; Reply: 166
Quoted from maxine
Roast beef and (HOME MADE) yorkshire pudding for me everytime (none of your flat, hard Aunt Bessie rubbish in my house!!!  ;))


... although we ARE having roast lamb chops for dinner tonight with new potatoes, new baby carrots and spring cabbage..... (eat1)... yummy!  ;D


tell me where you live, i'll book a taxi...

Posted by: MJB, May 25, 2006, 10:09am; Reply: 167
It's all inclusive for 5.00 a head - that OK? (wink_2)(wink_2)
Posted by: colcol, May 25, 2006, 10:37am; Reply: 168
cheap at half the price...
Posted by: MJB, May 25, 2006, 12:17pm; Reply: 169
Apprently my (food) portion sizes are too big too - and I've reduced them - so you'd be well fed!!!! :D :D :D
Posted by: MJB, May 25, 2006, 4:01pm; Reply: 170
(xyxwave) Bye bye all! Back on Tuesday - enjoy the weekend one and all!!!

:happy Happy Bank Holiday! :happy
Posted by: Steph, May 25, 2006, 7:44pm; Reply: 171
I love to have a chinese takeaway on a Saturday evening.  We just have the one each week as our treat, rest of the time the half does the cooking
Posted by: Karin c., May 25, 2006, 8:47pm; Reply: 172
Quoted from maxine
(xyxwave) Bye bye all! Back on Tuesday - enjoy the weekend one and all!!!

:happy Happy Bank Holiday! :happy


Happy Bank Holiday to you too Maxine  :K)
Enjoy your weekend ;)
Posted by: NeilT, May 25, 2006, 11:42pm; Reply: 173
I used to always the full Christmas dinner :)
Posted by: colcol, May 26, 2006, 9:33am; Reply: 174
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
I love to have a chinese takeaway on a Saturday evening.  We just have the one each week as our treat, rest of the time the half does the cooking



there are loads of chippies round our way, but i go to a particular one for their special fried-rice, i always get a cup of bbq sauce to go with it, fabulous...

Posted by: Steph, May 26, 2006, 11:19am; Reply: 175
Opps sorry Maxine, a bit late, but have a nice time off.  



I love roast lamb, its absolutely gorgeous.  My mouth is just watering when I think about it!
Posted by: omj, May 27, 2006, 12:28am; Reply: 176
Sooty's 'grandparents' kept my favourite chippy!
Posted by: NeilT, May 28, 2006, 9:00pm; Reply: 177
was that Sooty and Soo :)
Posted by: omj, May 29, 2006, 1:19am; Reply: 178
Harry Corbett's parents. His mother was Harry Ramsden's sister.
Posted by: colcol, May 29, 2006, 9:29am; Reply: 179
Quoted from omj
Harry Corbett's parents. His mother was Harry Ramsden's sister.


ooh, you name-dropper...
Posted by: Steph, May 29, 2006, 3:45pm; Reply: 180
Quoted from colcol


ooh, you name-dropper...



;D
Posted by: NeilT, May 29, 2006, 5:16pm; Reply: 181
Ohhhh a fact I never knew...
Posted by: MJB, May 30, 2006, 4:00pm; Reply: 182
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier

I love roast lamb, its absolutely gorgeous.  My mouth is just watering when I think about it!


We had a roast lamb joint on Sunday, with new spuds, cauliflower, new carrots, yorkshire pud (home made) and "proper" gravy!!! Was v yummy!!!  :D



Posted by: NeilT, May 30, 2006, 10:10pm; Reply: 183
Oh, I aint had a roast dinner, in ages.... Must make some plans to cook one soon.
Posted by: MJB, May 31, 2006, 6:22am; Reply: 184
I wouldn't say I cook one every Sunday. but I do probably do at least one a month....

Even something as simple as roast chicken, new spuds, new carrots and garden peas goes down well with hubby..... :D
Posted by: Steph, May 31, 2006, 7:47am; Reply: 185
I'm getting hungry!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), May 31, 2006, 9:48am; Reply: 186
Me too, and I've just had lunch :D
Posted by: colcol, May 31, 2006, 10:51am; Reply: 187
Quoted from NeilT
Ohhhh a fact I never knew...


groan...

Posted by: MJB, May 31, 2006, 10:57am; Reply: 188
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
I'm getting hungry!


I'm just going for lunch (eat1) ;D

Posted by: Steph, May 31, 2006, 11:14am; Reply: 189
I'm eating lunch and making a real mess!
Posted by: MJB, May 31, 2006, 11:34am; Reply: 190
Back at my desk, fed and coffee'd!!!! ;D
Posted by: NeilT, May 31, 2006, 2:31pm; Reply: 191
I was going to do chinese chicken for tea... mnnnnn, it aint defrosted!!! Back to looking in the freezer..
Posted by: Steph, May 31, 2006, 6:17pm; Reply: 192
Had speg boll tonight and it was yummy.  Thats one thing you can say about the other half, he is a good cook!
Posted by: NeilT, May 31, 2006, 7:50pm; Reply: 193
I love to knock up a spag boll, dead easy and quick.... :)
Posted by: Karin c., May 31, 2006, 8:55pm; Reply: 194
Quoted from NeilT
I love to knock up a spag boll, dead easy and quick.... :)


And very delicious,hhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmm(eat1)
Posted by: NeilT, May 31, 2006, 9:55pm; Reply: 195
And tomorrow I will have the chicken ;)
Posted by: MJB, June 1, 2006, 6:27am; Reply: 196
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Had speg boll tonight and it was yummy.  Thats one thing you can say about the other half, he is a good cook!


I did spag bol last night - but I cooked it (as I do every mealtime in our house..... ::))

Posted by: suec, June 1, 2006, 6:34am; Reply: 197
I do most of the cooking too, but occasionally Emma will cook, she makes great fajita's or beans on toast
Posted by: MJB, June 1, 2006, 6:43am; Reply: 198
There's only me and him; so if I want a night off, it has to be takeaway (which we usually DO do on a Friday!) :) :)
Posted by: NeilT, June 1, 2006, 1:03pm; Reply: 199
My chicken is cooked :)
Posted by: MJB, June 1, 2006, 1:08pm; Reply: 200
Won't it be cold by tea time (wink_2)(wink_2)
Posted by: Steph, June 1, 2006, 6:19pm; Reply: 201
Shepherds pie tonight (left over mince from the spag boll with some potato on top!)
Posted by: NeilT, June 1, 2006, 7:25pm; Reply: 202
I ate the chicken mid afternoon.... even Sandra had some...
Posted by: Karin c., June 1, 2006, 9:38pm; Reply: 203
Quoted from NeilT
I ate the chicken mid afternoon.... even Sandra had some...


That is so romantic  ;)

Sandra, never let him go  ;)

You have won the lotery if you know what i mean :K)(1002))(1002))(1002))(1002))
Posted by: corky100, June 2, 2006, 1:25am; Reply: 204
I do all the exotic cooking, curry, bolognaise etc,, mrs corky does the roasties and that, though with working late i don't cookas often as i used to.

little tip for you bolognaise eaters. When you prepare the mince, fry it in a little soy sauce and basil. You won't believe the difference. Trust corky. you know you should....


I do all my own ironing too.

(see previous post re: irons & mrs corky....)
Posted by: MJB, June 2, 2006, 7:32am; Reply: 205
I grilled pork steaks with savoury rice (own made, not packet!) and garden peas last night - didn't enjoy it at all, but hubby did! :)
Posted by: Steph, June 2, 2006, 11:49am; Reply: 206
so what food have we on the menu tonight.  Usually Friday I just have some cerels or soup.
Posted by: NeilT, June 2, 2006, 12:17pm; Reply: 207
Quoted Text
I do all my own ironing too.
Dont mention ironing, I hate it and am crap at it  :o

Tea tonight... I think will be gammon and egg
Posted by: MJB, June 2, 2006, 12:20pm; Reply: 208
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
so what food have we on the menu tonight.  Usually Friday I just have some cerels or soup.



(eat1) My fave tonight (or one of them!  ::)) Chinese takeaway, delivered to the house after doing the weekly shop with a bottle or three of white zinfandel.... just what I need after the F@@kwit week I've had (banghead)


Posted by: Steph, June 2, 2006, 3:08pm; Reply: 209
We have our chinese on Saturdays.  Sometimes we get adventurous and have indian!
Posted by: MJB, June 2, 2006, 3:32pm; Reply: 210
I don't know why, but I only enjoy Indian if I go to a restaurant, somehow it never seems quite the same as a takeaway.... Yes, I'm barmy, but you knew that anyway!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 2, 2006, 6:19pm; Reply: 211
I have not had a takeaway in ages !!! weird only a few weeks back I was living on them!
Posted by: corky100, June 3, 2006, 12:41am; Reply: 212
For our tea we went to a well liked pub near Heswall that we hadn't been to for about a year. How does Brie, mushroom and Cranberry parcels with Herb Mash, Burger with relish and choccy mousse cake with double cream sound?

It was very nice, beleive me! and a quiet evening for a change.

Washed down with filter coffee and a pint of Boddies. Heaven.
Posted by: NeilT, June 3, 2006, 8:12am; Reply: 213
Oh Boddies and a meal = perfect :)
Posted by: Steph, June 3, 2006, 3:04pm; Reply: 214
out for a bar meal tonight, but not too sure what I fancy at the moment...
Posted by: MJB, June 5, 2006, 7:32am; Reply: 215
Quoted from corky100
For our tea we went to a well liked pub near Heswall that we hadn't been to for about a year. How does Brie, mushroom and Cranberry parcels with Herb Mash, Burger with relish and choccy mousse cake with double cream sound?

It was very nice, beleive me! and a quiet evening for a change.

Washed down with filter coffee and a pint of Boddies. Heaven.


Hmmmmmmmmm, (think), not really my cup of tea to be honest..... and I'd rather have 2 pints than a coffee!  ;D :P

Posted by: NeilT, June 5, 2006, 3:46pm; Reply: 216
Curry and Boddingtons = perfect :)
Posted by: corky100, June 5, 2006, 11:02pm; Reply: 217
Love a coffee after a meal, filter of course, and beer either side of that..... :D
Posted by: MJB, June 6, 2006, 6:40am; Reply: 218
we "won" a filter coffee machine and slow cooker playing bingo! ;D ;D ;D

... saved our 'wins' then cashed 'em in!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Steph, June 6, 2006, 11:00am; Reply: 219
good for you.  I never won anything an bingo and I'm such a bad loser that I don't like playing it now  ;D
Posted by: MJB, June 6, 2006, 12:14pm; Reply: 220
This one we go to is only 10p a game, but if you save the wins, it pays off!!! :D
Posted by: NeilT, June 6, 2006, 3:18pm; Reply: 221
Bingo!!! a long time since I had a game :)
Posted by: MJB, June 6, 2006, 4:14pm; Reply: 222
It's much cheaper than feeding money into the 25p a go fruit machines :o
Posted by: Sandra, June 6, 2006, 5:42pm; Reply: 223
Quoted from corky100
I do all the exotic cooking, curry, bolognaise etc,, mrs corky does the roasties and that, though with working late i don't cookas often as i used to.

little tip for you bolognaise eaters. When you prepare the mince, fry it in a little soy sauce and basil. You won't believe the difference. Trust corky. you know you should....


I do all my own ironing too.

(see previous post re: irons & mrs corky....)


Sorry chaps - got way behind with this thread as my daughter is on half term holidays.
Corky, if you like basil you will adore lovage!  ;D
Mmmmm  :P
It's fab in meaty sauces of all kinds, and soups.

Got some growing in my garden.  :)
Posted by: Sandra, June 6, 2006, 5:47pm; Reply: 224
Quoted from NeilT
Bingo!!! a long time since I had a game :)


A long time ago, I got banned from playing.  ;D

Posted by: omj, June 6, 2006, 7:08pm; Reply: 225
Did you win too much?  ;D

I don't understand one-armed bandits, card games, or anything to do with gambling.

All I know is, The House always wins  >:(
Posted by: Steph, June 6, 2006, 10:25pm; Reply: 226
blackjack is my game, but the only time i play it is on the cruise ship.  another bit of trivia we don't have any one arm bandits over here, they are illegal.
Posted by: MJB, June 7, 2006, 6:42am; Reply: 227
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
another bit of trivia we don't have any one arm bandits over here, they are illegal.


Why's that???
Posted by: Steph, June 7, 2006, 7:45am; Reply: 228
its a form of gambling, which is illegal over here, but saying that we do have turf accountants.
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 7, 2006, 10:04am; Reply: 229
One armed bandits are illegal here as well, but I play it on the cruise ships. Last time I actually won about 100 Euro ;) Think I've filled my quota and have never played them since ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 7, 2006, 11:59am; Reply: 230
banned from bingo.... do tell more...
Posted by: Steph, June 7, 2006, 2:55pm; Reply: 231
kept messing with the balls no doubt  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 7, 2006, 7:24pm; Reply: 232
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
kept messing with the balls no doubt  ;D


Not exactly... it was a VERY long time ago. I used to go and stay at my grandparents a lot, but they eventually moved to a flat in sheltered housing, with panic button/warden function room etc. Anyway, I was basically accused of robbing old ladies because I won too many times when I went to the Bingo with my Grandma. So I was told I couldn't play any more  :'(
(Didn't pinch any balls, though - honest  ;) :P)

Posted by: Steph, June 7, 2006, 8:37pm; Reply: 233
what an excuse that its, it's just the luck of the draw and you seemed to very lucky!
Posted by: MJB, June 8, 2006, 6:54am; Reply: 234
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
its a form of gambling, which is illegal over here, but saying that we do have turf accountants.



Quoted from Love42
One armed bandits are illegal here as well, but I play it on the cruise ships. Last time I actually won about 100 Euro  Think I've filled my quota and have never played them since


It surprises me sometimes to read things like this, it kinda seems like the "dark ages". Having said that - I'm not saying it's a bad thing at all - perhaps something like that over here would start to curb the "problems" the UK has with gambling etc...

The seaside places would suffer though!!!!  ;D
Posted by: Steph, June 8, 2006, 7:37am; Reply: 235
Its one of those things that if you don't have them in the first place, then you don't know what you are missing.  The only time I play on those one arm bandits is when I'm on the cruise and then I only play on those which don't cost a fortune to play.  I play for fun and do easily get bored after a while, thats why I like blackjack its more fun.
Posted by: MJB, June 8, 2006, 9:47am; Reply: 236
When I was small I remember the "real" one arm bandits - where you pulled an arm to play and it was 1 pence a go!!!


(How old am I???!!!! (rofl))
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 8, 2006, 10:07am; Reply: 237
Slightly younger than me ;P
Posted by: colcol, June 8, 2006, 10:12am; Reply: 238
Quoted from maxine
When I was small I remember the "real" one arm bandits - where you pulled an arm to play and it was 1 pence a go!!!


(How old am I???!!!! (rofl))


like me you're brain probably still works in pre-decimal figures, but do you remember tanners, farthings, three-penny bits, half-pennies, shillings, 10-bob notes, half-crowns and crowns, pound notes, lbs and ozs, no-6, no-10's, 5 park drive (with matches), coffee in sachets, milk in bags, proper bacon, chandlers, cobblers, real vinegar, double-yoke eggs, golden wonder crisps, lucky bags that cost 3d, when calculators were first allowed in schools and the time when you said you'd give up smoking when ciggies got to a 1 for a packet of 20. i could go on.

Posted by: MJB, June 8, 2006, 12:15pm; Reply: 239
Quoted from colcol

like me you're brain probably still works in pre-decimal figures, but do you remember tanners, farthings, three-penny bits, half-pennies, shillings, 10-bob notes, half-crowns and crowns, pound notes, lbs and ozs, no-6, no-10's, 5 park drive (with matches), coffee in sachets, milk in bags, proper bacon, chandlers, cobblers, real vinegar, double-yoke eggs, golden wonder crisps, lucky bags that cost 3d, when calculators were first allowed in schools and the time when you said you'd give up smoking when ciggies got to a 1 for a packet of 20. i could go on.



I don't remember the pre-decimal money, when it started in 1971 I was only 3 (so yes, I was born in 1968 and am the grand old age of 38!!!)

However, I DO remember:- pound notes, lbs and ozs (and still use them!), milk in bottles, proper bacon, cobblers, real vinegar, double yoke eggs

AND

Feet and inches (still use them!), clackers (which were banned cos girly kids hurt their wrists using them), washing machines with mangles on the top of them, Policemen on the beat, 1p bags of chips, scraps with chips, times when knives were used for cutting up food, Rubiks cubes, The Tube, The Old grey Whistle Test, vinyl, black and white TV, 3 TV channels, Radio Caroline, Radio Luxemburg, Radio Atlantic 252, Mr Angry from Steve Wright in the afternoon (loved him!!!), "Our Tune" with Simon Bates (I was on that once!! :P), Space Dust, The Clangers, Trumpton, Camberwick Green ....... and I too could go on...!!!

Anyone else wanna be all nostalgic with us???  :D :D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 8, 2006, 12:34pm; Reply: 240
Not sure if anyone here would recognize most of my nostalgy :p
Posted by: NeilT, June 8, 2006, 12:58pm; Reply: 241
Golly... feeling old.. I remember "old" money very well :)
Posted by: MJB, June 8, 2006, 2:59pm; Reply: 242
Quoted from Love42
Not sure if anyone here would recognize most of my nostalgy :p


Try us!!!  :P :P
Posted by: Sandra, June 8, 2006, 7:40pm; Reply: 243
When I was 6 years old I used to get 6d pocket money, which was a lovely shiny silver coin then.  :)
(When I was 7 I was sent to bed at 7pm, but I can't remember the pocket money!)
Posted by: omj, June 8, 2006, 9:01pm; Reply: 244
Quoted from maxine

Feet and inches (still use them!)
Our generation were the lucky ones that got to learn both decimal and imperial - sure it still makes a difference.
Quoted from maxine
washing machines with mangles on the top of them
Our family home's still got the old pre-washing machine mangle! A bit rickety!
Quoted from maxine
scraps with chips
You can still get those thrown in!
Quoted from maxine
black and white TV
Brother still uses one - doesn't see the point of colour  ::)

Maxine. what was your Simon Bates spot like (if that's not too personal)?

Posted by: NeilT, June 9, 2006, 12:08am; Reply: 245
Tell us Maxine.... I missed this...
Posted by: MJB, June 9, 2006, 7:03am; Reply: 246
Quoted from omj

You can still get those thrown in!


I know you can, but todays scraps just seem like balls of grease, the chippy when I was a kid had scraps that had a great flavour.....




Quoted from omj

Maxine. what was your Simon Bates spot like (if that's not too personal)?


Quoted from NeilT
Tell us Maxine.... I missed this...



Neil you wouldn't have, it was a looooooooooooooong time ago. It was in 1992. Basically, I wrote this letter, never intending to send it off, about my experiences with my family, friends etc when I broke my neck. I just spilled it onto paper to try to get it out of my head IYKWIM? It was also a kind of thank you to my parents for all the support they gave at that time (while I was being a complete :cow to them (althought there were genuine reasons for it)). The song I chose was "You'll Never Walk Alone" cos my parents made me feel at that time, that even if everyone else walked away, they wouldn't/didn't - so thanks to them I never would walk alone....

Anyway I sent it off and thought there'd be no way they'd use it because in those days all it was was broken relationships and broken heart stories, but I got home from work one day, and my mum looked very puzzled and said "someone from Radio One rang, it's going to be used on Wednesday" - so I took a blank cassette to work and taped it; then I left it out when I went to bed for mum and dad to listen to....

Lots of people rang and said it had them in tears because it was so "raw" and "from the heart" - and  both my Mum and Dad were very touched by it, that I'd "taken the time to do that for them."

Sad I guess, but I still have the tape..and I'll never tape over it. It's humbling sometimes to look back on life, it can help balance things up.

Now perhaps you all understand why I have so much time for my parents.......  8)

Anyway, enough of that.....  :B :B :B :B :B
Posted by: Sandra, June 9, 2006, 9:54am; Reply: 247
What a wonderful thing to have done, Maxine. Good on you! (103))

I know it always means a lot to me when someone says thanks for what you have done. Not that it happens so often - good at putting my foot in it.  :-/
Posted by: MJB, June 9, 2006, 10:49am; Reply: 248
It helped me at the time too sandra - although the letter was sent to Simon Bates, I didn't know him so I was kind of offloading to a stranger IYKWIM?

Can't listen to You'll Never Walk Alone without a lump in my throat, or, if in the "wrong" frame of mind... tears! :-/

Pillock!! I know!!!! :D
Posted by: NeilT, June 9, 2006, 12:57pm; Reply: 249
Great story Maxine, thanks for sharing it
Posted by: MJB, June 9, 2006, 1:05pm; Reply: 250
:B :) You're Welcome :) :B
Posted by: Sandra, June 9, 2006, 10:34pm; Reply: 251
Good to see a little smile along with the blushes, Maxine.  :)
Here's a big one back: (42))
Hope you had a fab weekend.  :K)
BTW I get lumps in my throat about all sorts of things, but like to feel I'm non the worse for it. I'm glad you have good memories of your mum and dad.  :)
Posted by: NeilT, June 9, 2006, 11:27pm; Reply: 252
So who drinks warm beer then !
Posted by: omj, June 9, 2006, 11:49pm; Reply: 253
Thanks for sharing that, Maxine - I hope it didn't bring back too many bad memories

Now, warm beer - I hate all beer, bot, cold or wet :p
Posted by: NeilT, June 9, 2006, 11:51pm; Reply: 254
so what do you drink? I am a coffee addict in the morning.
Posted by: omj, June 10, 2006, 12:29am; Reply: 255
I don't drink as much coffee as I used to, and I think I'm better for it. I aim for 3 cups per day as a limit.

There's nothing like a superJava splurge on a Sunday morning, though - just once in a while.
Posted by: colcol, June 10, 2006, 10:53am; Reply: 256
Quoted from NeilT
So who drinks warm beer then !


usually, i keep my beer on my kitchen window-sill, but since the recent warm weather came it has been in the fridge...

Posted by: NeilT, June 10, 2006, 10:36pm; Reply: 257
Quoted Text
i keep my beer on my kitchen window-sill
That is not a good idea..but getting it in the fridge.. now that is sound advice..
Posted by: Karin c., June 11, 2006, 10:12pm; Reply: 258
Jeah, a nice cold beer
Posted by: NeilT, June 11, 2006, 10:28pm; Reply: 259
I now have my rather large fridge, back in my kitchen... just got to fill it with beer ;)
Posted by: MJB, June 12, 2006, 7:38am; Reply: 260
Quoted from omj
Thanks for sharing that, Maxine - I hope it didn't bring back too many bad memories


Not at all - there have been many more bad ones since to balance that one out!!!  ::) :-/ ::) :-/ ::) :-/


And some good ones too!!!  :D :D :D :D :D :D





Quoted Text
Now, warm beer - I hate all beer, bot, cold or wet :p


I like beer (and cider); but it MUST be ice cold (drink1)

Posted by: Sandra, June 12, 2006, 9:32am; Reply: 261
I still enjoy the odd "real ale", having happy memories of the Norwich beer festival  :)
That kind of beer is best tasted not TOO cold... :P
Hate warm lager, though.
Posted by: NeilT, June 12, 2006, 11:21pm; Reply: 262
Roll on Saturday... when we should be drinking German beer :)
Posted by: MJB, June 13, 2006, 7:13am; Reply: 263
Why should we drink German Beer....??  ??)

I prefer Strongbow Cider..... (beer)) (drink1)
Posted by: Sandra, June 13, 2006, 12:32pm; Reply: 264
Quoted from maxine
Why should we drink German Beer....??  ??)

I prefer Strongbow Cider..... (beer)) (drink1)


There's a German beer fest in town then.  :)
Used to like cider, but don't drink it anymore - doesn't agree with me. :(

Posted by: MJB, June 13, 2006, 12:36pm; Reply: 265
It doesn't agree with me either, so I argue with it, and usually win..... :P



Ta-da!!!!! (rofl)(rofl)(rofl)(rofl)(rofl)(rofl)
Posted by: NeilT, June 13, 2006, 11:16pm; Reply: 266
Oh cider, and being younger :) Still have the odd pint of it though... Manchester has a German beer festival on, so should be doing a visit on Saturday... Mnn must remember to find out where it is !!
Posted by: Sandra, June 14, 2006, 6:46am; Reply: 267
Quoted from NeilT
Oh cider, and being younger :) Still have the odd pint of it though... Manchester has a German beer festival on, so should be doing a visit on Saturday... Mnn must remember to find out where it is !!


If you can find your way home from the old "Valley Lodge", I'm sure you can find your way to the beer festival  ;)

Posted by: MJB, June 14, 2006, 6:50am; Reply: 268
Quoted from NeilT
Manchester has a German beer festival on, so should be doing a visit on Saturday... Mnn must remember to find out where it is !!


Don't they advertise in Manchester then? (wink_2) :P (wink_2)

Posted by: NeilT, June 14, 2006, 2:52pm; Reply: 269
not looked ;)
Posted by: MJB, June 15, 2006, 3:24pm; Reply: 270
So.



Who's watching the Footie today then?


I shan't be, I won't get home from work until nearly 7, and Trinidad & Tobago will have won by then! (wink_2) :P :P :P :P
Posted by: corky100, June 15, 2006, 5:40pm; Reply: 271
I'm still at work, watching it on a tiny TV and to be honest, it looks as though we wouldn't score if we played with 3 balls and Trinidad took all their players off.......

Never mind, theres always 2010.
Posted by: Karin c., June 15, 2006, 9:48pm; Reply: 272
England wins (104)) 2-0
how about that ????????????(21))
Posted by: NeilT, June 16, 2006, 12:06am; Reply: 273
ahem ;) I thought this was a footbal free zone.... well unless England get into the quarters ;)
Posted by: Sandra, June 16, 2006, 6:58am; Reply: 274
Can't be avoided, Neil - my little one came home with a white and red biscuit yesterday. the Nusery kids had red and white faces, too! :)
Posted by: MJB, June 16, 2006, 7:47am; Reply: 275
Quoted from corky100
I'm still at work, watching it on a tiny TV and to be honest, it looks as though we wouldn't score if we played with 3 balls and Trinidad took all their players off.......

Never mind, theres always 2010.



I felt like that corky - but they still managed to win..


Gerards' goal was bl@@dy fantastic actually.....
Posted by: NeilT, June 16, 2006, 7:43pm; Reply: 276
Any one for netball ;)
Posted by: Sandra, June 17, 2006, 1:31pm; Reply: 277
Can someone help me out here? If England are though to the next round, does that mean they have reached the quarter finals, or is there another round to go? :-/

cheers  :)
Posted by: Les, June 17, 2006, 8:27pm; Reply: 278
I think the quarter finals are the last 8.  The semi finals are the last 4, so England have to wing it through the next stage to reach the quarters. I think. Maybe.
Posted by: corky100, June 18, 2006, 12:04am; Reply: 279
We're through to the last 16, which is the knockout stage, then we get the Quarters.
A wins a win, even if it was unconvincing and to be honest though i have watched a few good games no-one stands out as a potential winner to me yet.

Roll on Tuesday!! (Waves St Georges flag at everyone. Or I would if i had one....:D)
Posted by: NeilT, June 18, 2006, 8:30pm; Reply: 280
oh not one of those flags.....
Posted by: Karin c., June 19, 2006, 12:15pm; Reply: 281
Quoted from NeilT
oh not one of those flags.....


Why not ??????????????????
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 19, 2006, 12:56pm; Reply: 282
Waving the swedish flag ;D
Posted by: Karin c., June 19, 2006, 2:10pm; Reply: 283
I wave this one on Wednesday
Posted by: Sandra, June 19, 2006, 11:13pm; Reply: 284
Helping out on my daughter's school trip tomorrow, so that will be a "football free zone".  :-/
Anyone know what time the Engalnd match is??
Posted by: NeilT, June 19, 2006, 11:20pm; Reply: 285
The England match will be on.... when I am in a meeting :)
Posted by: corky100, June 20, 2006, 1:46am; Reply: 286
8pm kick of.... just time to get home and get the cans out the fridge :D:D:D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 20, 2006, 6:16am; Reply: 287
Finally found a picture of the swedish flag  ;D

Posted by: Sandra, June 20, 2006, 6:31am; Reply: 288
8pm, then there is hope for me as long as my daughter can put herself to bed...

(rofl5)
Posted by: MJB, June 20, 2006, 8:05am; Reply: 289
Quoted from Love42
Waving the swedish flag ;D


Ohhhhhhhhhhh!!!!  :P

Posted by: MJB, June 20, 2006, 8:06am; Reply: 290
Quoted from corky100
8pm kick of.... just time to get home and get the cans out the fridge :D:D:D



Snap!  :D
Posted by: Sandra, June 20, 2006, 5:41pm; Reply: 291
Can either video the match, or persuade my 6 yr old to put herself to bed.... :-/ ;D
Posted by: Karin c., June 20, 2006, 6:00pm; Reply: 292
I am gonna look at the England match ;)
I hope for all the English fans who enjoy to watch the footie that they are win tonight :)
Posted by: Sandra, June 20, 2006, 9:35pm; Reply: 293
Well, they scraped though, didn't they??  :-/
Posted by: Karin c., June 20, 2006, 10:07pm; Reply: 294
I didn"t see the hole game  :'(
I saw 1 goal for England though, did they win????????????
Posted by: NeilT, June 20, 2006, 11:29pm; Reply: 295
it was 2 -2 so no they did not win.....
I got my first beer at 11.45pm!!
Posted by: corky100, June 21, 2006, 12:15am; Reply: 296
We get worse with every game...... why didn't they play lennon, besides Cole he's the only player I have seen actually RUN with the Ball. Fortunately we avoided Germany, so at least we stand some chance of getting through tothe next game on Sunday!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 21, 2006, 6:19am; Reply: 297
Yeah, it will be tough for us (Sweden) to go up against Germany
Posted by: Sandra, June 21, 2006, 6:44am; Reply: 298
I may be English, but honestly, Sweden should have won after the way Engalnd played last night... ouch.  :o
When do Sweden play Germany?
Posted by: MJB, June 21, 2006, 6:48am; Reply: 299
I think England played excellently in the first half; but, as usual, the second half was naff.

Great goals by our lads though - just a shame we can't defend (banghead) (42))
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 21, 2006, 7:50am; Reply: 300
Quoted from Sandra
I may be English, but honestly, Sweden should have won after the way Engalnd played last night... ouch.  :o
When do Sweden play Germany?


Saturday I think  :)
Posted by: Sandra, June 21, 2006, 9:09am; Reply: 301
Quoted from maxine
I think England played excellently in the first half))


... perhaps that was when I was putting little-un to bed??  ;D
First goal was a good one though
(104))
Posted by: Karin c., June 21, 2006, 10:58am; Reply: 302
Quoted from Sandra


... perhaps that was when I was putting little-un to bed??  ;D
First goal was a good one though
(104))


I saw that first goal and it was a very good one ;)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 21, 2006, 11:15am; Reply: 303
My nephew is ready for Germany now  ;D
Posted by: Karin c., June 21, 2006, 11:54am; Reply: 304
What a sweet little boy ;)
How old is that sweety??????????
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 21, 2006, 12:10pm; Reply: 305
Almost 14 month
Posted by: Karin c., June 21, 2006, 12:17pm; Reply: 306
He is lovely :)
Posted by: Sandra, June 21, 2006, 7:21pm; Reply: 307
What a cutie, Love42!  ;D
Posted by: Les, June 21, 2006, 8:18pm; Reply: 308
Cute kid Love42.
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 21, 2006, 8:35pm; Reply: 309
Got no kids of my own, so have to make do with my two nephews ;D
Posted by: Karin c., June 21, 2006, 9:20pm; Reply: 310
Quoted from Love42
Got no kids of my own, so have to make do with my two nephews ;D


Doesn"t matter, nephews are lovely too ;)(sometimes) :K)
Posted by: Karin c., June 21, 2006, 9:20pm; Reply: 311
Quoted from Love42
Got no kids of my own, so have to make do with my two nephews ;D


Doesn"t matter, nephews are lovely too ;)(sometimes) :K)
Posted by: NeilT, June 22, 2006, 12:58am; Reply: 312
errrrrr, are we talking football :)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 22, 2006, 6:07am; Reply: 313
no  :P ;D
Posted by: MJB, June 22, 2006, 7:53am; Reply: 314
Last nights match was just booooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnng!!! (banghead)
Posted by: MJB, June 22, 2006, 7:54am; Reply: 315
Quoted from Love42
My nephew is ready for Germany now  ;D



He's gorgeous.... (smitten)


Is he a good boy, or a little monkey???  ;) ;)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 22, 2006, 7:59am; Reply: 316
He's very good, but when he gets this walking thing down, who knows ;D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 22, 2006, 10:36am; Reply: 317
It's not so much the walking, love42, but if he's a climber, you'll have fun! :o
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 22, 2006, 10:41am; Reply: 318
I already know that my place is not well prepared for little children ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 22, 2006, 10:47am; Reply: 319
I was once given this advice: Get down on your hands and knees and crawl about your floors and see what looks risky for the little-uns down there - see it from their pont of view, as it were?  ;)
Posted by: MJB, June 22, 2006, 5:17pm; Reply: 320
Quoted from Love42
He's very good, but when he gets this walking thing down, who knows ;D ;D


Hmm. I think our Emily might be a handful...  ;D

Posted by: NeilT, June 23, 2006, 1:54am; Reply: 321
So, who likes kebabs then ;)
Posted by: MJB, June 23, 2006, 7:06am; Reply: 322
Not any more. The last three I've had had given me a dodgy stomach - give me a good Chinese or Indian takeaway anyday! (eat1)
Posted by: corky100, June 23, 2006, 4:43pm; Reply: 323
I like Kebab Barms, just the meat on a barm..... luvly!
Posted by: Sandra, June 24, 2006, 4:12pm; Reply: 324
I love kebabs, but haven't had any kebabs for months...  :P
Posted by: Karin c., June 25, 2006, 9:57pm; Reply: 325
Quoted from Sandra
I love kebabs, but haven't had any kebabs for months...  :P


Well, buy and eat it then ;)
Posted by: NeilT, June 25, 2006, 11:46pm; Reply: 326
Quoted Text
I love kebabs, but haven't had any kebabs for months...  
I feel a trip to Toppings comeing on soon ;)
Posted by: Sandra, June 26, 2006, 6:43am; Reply: 327
Maybe after the festival??? ;)
Posted by: MJB, June 26, 2006, 6:53am; Reply: 328
We have a fantastic Indian last night on the way back from the coast.... nearly blew my head off - so that proves it was good! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 26, 2006, 12:07pm; Reply: 329
Not had an Indian for ages, either...  :P :)
My friend jsut gave me a baby chillie plant though, so later this year will be busy cooking curry.  :)
Posted by: MJB, June 26, 2006, 12:40pm; Reply: 330
Can't beat authentically made ones though.... (eat1)

One of my friends in the office makes the worlds best samosas **YUMMY** (eat1)
Posted by: Sandra, June 26, 2006, 6:26pm; Reply: 331
In my youth, I watched an Indian guy cook me a meal - does that count as authentic?? ;)
Posted by: Steph, June 26, 2006, 6:26pm; Reply: 332
Can't stomach too hot food, but I like something with a bit of a kick - can't stand bland food, yuk.
Posted by: NeilT, June 26, 2006, 10:10pm; Reply: 333
well, I eat just about anything ...
Posted by: MJB, June 27, 2006, 7:59am; Reply: 334
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Can't stomach too hot food, but I like something with a bit of a kick - can't stand bland food, yuk.



I've left a chilli con carne in the slow cooker today.... with some mushroom rice I shall cook later... (eat1)
Posted by: Steph, June 27, 2006, 11:13am; Reply: 335
Again the talk of food is making me hungry.  About to run to lunch, thank god!
Posted by: MJB, June 27, 2006, 12:10pm; Reply: 336
Had lunch at 12... feeling peckish again ! (eat1)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 27, 2006, 12:36pm; Reply: 337
I ate a lot at the indian restaurant today, but I'm already hungry  :o
Posted by: Karin c., June 27, 2006, 1:06pm; Reply: 338
Quoted from Love42
I ate a lot at the indian restaurant today, but I'm already hungry  :o


When i eat something like that, i am hungry very soon eather ;)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), June 27, 2006, 2:02pm; Reply: 339
Just saw the final poster for the Clerks II movie.
Love the phrase: With no power comes no responsibility ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 27, 2006, 3:46pm; Reply: 340
Hey - I LOVED Clerks I!  ;D
Posted by: MJB, June 27, 2006, 4:28pm; Reply: 341
Quoted from Love42
I ate a lot at the indian restaurant today, but I'm already hungry  :o



What did you have???? (eat1)



Posted by: MJB, June 27, 2006, 4:29pm; Reply: 342
Quoted from Love42
With no power comes no responsibility ;D



True .... :iwin
Posted by: NeilT, June 27, 2006, 11:27pm; Reply: 343
Quoted Text
With no power comes no responsibility
boy that is a cool statement :)
Posted by: MJB, June 28, 2006, 6:48am; Reply: 344
Well the chilli was great - didn't blow our heads off, but was "just" hot enough IYKWIM?? (eat1)



Sausages and mash tonight - what's everyone else having? (wink_2) (eat1)
Posted by: Sandra, June 28, 2006, 10:55am; Reply: 345
Pizza, plus dreams of large mixed kebab with lots of chillie sauce and salad...  :P
Posted by: Karin c., June 28, 2006, 1:51pm; Reply: 346
I am gonna eat pizza tonight hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmm JUMMY  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, June 28, 2006, 3:07pm; Reply: 347
Pizza tonight for us lot :)
Posted by: Karin c., June 28, 2006, 9:22pm; Reply: 348
It is pizza day, i quess(rofl5)(rofl5)
Posted by: NeilT, June 28, 2006, 11:03pm; Reply: 349
would be a good idea, if I cooked it all proper first *blush*
Posted by: MJB, June 29, 2006, 7:06am; Reply: 350
we didn't have sausage and mash in the end - we had (wait for it.....) pizza


HONEST!!! :D :D


Sausages are in the fridge and we're having those tonight (eat1)(eat1)
Posted by: Sandra, June 29, 2006, 9:31am; Reply: 351
Quoted from NeilT
would be a good idea, if I cooked it all proper first *blush*


It tasted fine, just a little cool for a pizza.  ;)

Posted by: MJB, June 29, 2006, 1:07pm; Reply: 352
So... who's gonna win on Saturday - Portugal or Portugal (wink_2)(rofl)(wink_2)(rofl)



COME ON ENGLAND!!!!




Posted by: Karin c., June 29, 2006, 8:02pm; Reply: 353
I hope England wins ;)
Portugal was very mean to Holland  :'( >:(
They are so bad, so in my opinion they don"t deserve it to win (you pissed me off)(you pissed me off)(you pissed me off)(you pissed me off)

SO ENGLAND COME ON, MAKE MY DAY(beer))(beer))(beer))(beer))
Posted by: corky100, June 29, 2006, 11:53pm; Reply: 354
Back from Scotland, had a great time, will post some pics soon if anyones interested? James Blunt at Stirling castle was a surprisngly good evening, but I won't be converting to Jimbo! And geez I have never seen so many Mobile phones held aloft at any one time!! :D

Falkirk wheel is amazing, as was Edinburgh and we had a great time just driving around and stopping anywhere we felt like. Now thats a holiday!
Posted by: NeilT, June 30, 2006, 12:10am; Reply: 355
Get the pics up Corky :)
Posted by: MJB, June 30, 2006, 6:37am; Reply: 356
Quoted from Karin_c.
I hope England wins ;)
Portugal was very mean to Holland  :'( >:(
They are so bad, so in my opinion they don"t deserve it to win (you pissed me off)(you pissed me off)(you pissed me off)(you pissed me off)

SO ENGLAND COME ON, MAKE MY DAY(beer))(beer))(beer))(beer))




Portugal always play dirty.... their tactics are "bullyish" and I can't be doing with that (banghead)


Glad you had a nice hol corky.....  :K)


And, thinking of 'bullying'... something not mentioned so far this summer - who's watching Big Brother? I see it some nights - and like to watch the evictions, but - bl@@dy hell, what a horrible bunch of people in the main.... one or two are OK, but it's handbags at dawn most of the time - but they seem to get very personal and are all very bullying - not a good show this year at all....


AND - who saw that amazing prog last night called "Who Gets The Heart?" - very, very moving....

Posted by: MJB, June 30, 2006, 6:39am; Reply: 357
Oh, and BTW, tea tonight.... (eat1); Chinese for Me, and Curry for the Other Half!!! (eat1)



Washed down with some ice cold beer or cider (beer))(beer))(beer))(beer))
Posted by: Sandra, June 30, 2006, 10:35am; Reply: 358
If I get sent for the takeaway tonight, it will DEFINATELY be a kebeb!  ;D
... and we'll be eating al fresco - glad it's going to be dry :)
Posted by: MJB, June 30, 2006, 12:09pm; Reply: 359
Llama kebab? (wink)
Posted by: omj, June 30, 2006, 1:47pm; Reply: 360
Welcome back corky, glad you had a good trip.
Posted by: corky100, June 30, 2006, 7:55pm; Reply: 361
Thanks all I will try and get the pics up tonight, and by the way, had a nice (and large) kebab with mozarella from Sterling after the gig and took it back to the B&B. First time in a while I've been hungry enough to down a whole kebab!!

Sausage casserole tonight, basic, but very filling!!
Posted by: corky100, June 30, 2006, 11:26pm; Reply: 362
OK heres a few selected pics from scotland, all done on my new mobile (which im very impressed with) and 1 video of James blunt doing A Slade cover, its (5.5mb). Hope you like em......

Greyfriars Bobby memorial




Bobbys Grave




Corky at Dunbar Battery




Dunbar Harbour and Castle remains




The rather expensive Edinburgh Castle....




Falkirk Wheel




Stirling Castle




Jimbo in corcert....




Jimbo sings Slade video (the host site removed the sound!!)

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v497/corky100/?action=view&current=SV_A0012.flv



and, heres me new boys, say hello to Enzo (back) and Jay-Jay (front)





Hope you like em, and if you want to see the Falkirk wheel in motion I have a video of that too....
Posted by: Steph, July 1, 2006, 7:49am; Reply: 363
great photos Corky!  Looks like you had good weather whilst you were up there.
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 1, 2006, 12:07pm; Reply: 364
very nice pictures, and from a mobile too :)
Posted by: corky100, July 1, 2006, 10:18pm; Reply: 365
Yep. the weather was very good, not too hot except at night and yes these are from a mobile, which im impressed with!
The only one taken with a 'real' camera is the one of me!
Posted by: omj, July 1, 2006, 10:34pm; Reply: 366
Excellent pictures!

Who's Enzo named after? I think I can work out Jay-Jay's 'dad' ;)
Posted by: corky100, July 2, 2006, 4:28pm; Reply: 367
Jay Jay was nemd after the Kids Cartoon character.......... no, not really, I think you may already have the right answer :D

Enzo was our second aqusition :D

He wasn't actually named by us, but was a return to the shop by some idiots who bought a hand reared cockatiel for the kids, who got tired of it almost immediately, and it was returned to the shop. We came to the shop to let the chap who rears them know how hes getting on with us, and Enzo is sat there, looking at us. Corky ends up getting his wallet out again.......

The chap at the shop rears them from birth, up at night and hand feeding and cleaning, the hours he puts in are remarkable, and the birds are stunning when passed on to their eventual owners, and it annoys when people just buy whatever the kids want, even though its obvious it won't last long. Its had an effect on Enzo, and we are slowly bringing him back to speed, and he loves the contact he has with us now. Jay Jay is a little character of his own and is trying to talk, hopefully he will be able to in a couple of months.

Messy creatures, but worth the effort (and cost!)  if you get the Hand reared ones. But you still have to put in a lot of time.
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 2, 2006, 4:33pm; Reply: 368
Hehe. Took awhile before I remembered that Jay-Jay and Enzo are birds.  Made the above post really weird ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 2, 2006, 7:53pm; Reply: 369
good pics corky :)
Posted by: Sandra, July 2, 2006, 8:46pm; Reply: 370
Lovely pictures, Corky. Took some snaps from Saturday's Altrincham festival, but on real film, so they're not developed yet. Fab day, though. :) The man in the exploding soffin stunt was awesome!!  :o
Posted by: corky100, July 2, 2006, 9:22pm; Reply: 371
Yes Love42, they are both Corky's birds..... ;)

And the concert pic at Sterling Castle doesn't do justice. The weather was perfect, and the views are amazing, especially around sunset as this pic was taken. Apparently when REM played there they stopped the gig and made everyone turn around to see the sunset, which they were very impressed with!
Posted by: Karin c., July 2, 2006, 10:08pm; Reply: 372
That pictures are great ;)
(CHEESE!!!):wow
Posted by: MJB, July 3, 2006, 6:40am; Reply: 373
Nice pics corky.... :)
Posted by: Steph, July 3, 2006, 6:55pm; Reply: 374
The last gig I went to was ELO at Shepherds Bush Empire, which was really good.  Never know OMD maybe next  ;D
Posted by: corky100, July 3, 2006, 10:45pm; Reply: 375
Last I went to before this was Manics at MEN Arena in 2001(ish).....

My virgin gig was OMD at Manchester Apollo 1984 (Junk Culture warm ups in April) at the ripe age of 14!

Would like to see Arctic Monkeys soon though. And Kaiser Chiefs.


You know I'm sometimes guilty of clicking on the Last Post link on the right of the forum Index instead of the side menu on the right. Thats why I only answer some threads and not others. I can be a bit of a gobbin sometimes!!
Posted by: NeilT, July 3, 2006, 11:35pm; Reply: 376
Ha.. seeing a man go in a coffin, and blow him self up, like reallt blow him self up.. what can I say!!
Posted by: MJB, July 4, 2006, 6:53am; Reply: 377
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
The last gig I went to was ELO at Shepherds Bush Empire, which was really good.  Never know OMD maybe next  ;D



I haven't been to a gig in years :(

Hopefully will make the OMD ones though :)
Posted by: Sandra, July 4, 2006, 3:07pm; Reply: 378
Quoted from maxine



I haven't been to a gig in years :(

Hopefully will make the OMD ones though :)



Likewise, the last one I went to was a fair while ago: Underworld in Manchester, 2001.
Before that Tricky, before that Ronie Size and Represents, who were great live, as were the Longpigs  ;D
Posted by: nigel2568, July 4, 2006, 4:57pm; Reply: 379
The last gig (if you can call it that) that i went to see, was the V2001 festival in Stafford. It was fantastic and would love to do it again.(can't see it happening any time soon though)

My first gig was OMD "Junk Culture" tour at the Liverpool Empire. I was 15 i think.
Posted by: Steph, July 4, 2006, 5:39pm; Reply: 380
well, just to let you know, on the OMD news page Paul B has posted a message saying that the gigs won't be until 2007 now.
Posted by: corky100, July 4, 2006, 10:04pm; Reply: 381
I was looking forward to this as well, kept september clear! Still, whats another 6 months? :D
Posted by: NeilT, July 4, 2006, 11:00pm; Reply: 382
aha.. OMD news ;)
Posted by: Sandra, July 4, 2006, 11:23pm; Reply: 383
More time to be saving those pennies at least...  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, July 4, 2006, 11:43pm; Reply: 384
wel, when it *does* happen, I promise it will be a roll for fans :)
Posted by: MJB, July 5, 2006, 7:04am; Reply: 385
Quoted from corky100
Still, whats another 6 months? :D



Erm.... Six Months!!!!! (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)

Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 5, 2006, 8:00am; Reply: 386
Quoted from maxine



Erm.... Six Months!!!!! (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)



About half a year  ;D
Posted by: corky100, July 5, 2006, 10:03pm; Reply: 387
....and half a salary!
Posted by: NeilT, July 5, 2006, 10:47pm; Reply: 388
a salery, what is one of those..
Posted by: Sandra, July 6, 2006, 6:55am; Reply: 389
Quoted from NeilT
a salery, what is one of those..


a kind of vegetable...  ;D

Posted by: MJB, July 6, 2006, 7:18am; Reply: 390
Quoted from NeilT
a salery, what is one of those..



Where paintings are displayed.....  ::)


On no, that's a "gallery" (remember the one on Vision On????  :D :D :D :D :D (or am I showing how I I really am!!!!  :D :D :D :D))
Posted by: MJB, July 7, 2006, 6:44am; Reply: 391
Weekend's here boys & girls - (5))



(37))(37))(djparty)(37))(37))
Posted by: Sandra, July 7, 2006, 2:35pm; Reply: 392
Weekend's here and looking forward to it  ;D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 7, 2006, 2:44pm; Reply: 393
Time to go home... (5))(5))(5))
Posted by: Karin c., July 7, 2006, 3:26pm; Reply: 394
Quoted from Love42
Time to go home... (5))(5))(5))


I am already home ;)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 7, 2006, 4:42pm; Reply: 395
Opened a bottle of wine. Fixing dinner. Must be weekend time :)
Posted by: Karin c., July 7, 2006, 5:58pm; Reply: 396
Enjoy your weekend ;)
Posted by: Steph, July 7, 2006, 6:27pm; Reply: 397
party time!
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 7, 2006, 6:32pm; Reply: 398
Party party ;D
Posted by: Steph, July 7, 2006, 7:11pm; Reply: 399
and I know how you Swedes love to party  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 7, 2006, 7:13pm; Reply: 400
Will be able to open a can of beer in a moment...
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 7, 2006, 8:26pm; Reply: 401
One bottle of wine is enough for me (when I'm home alone that is ;) )
Posted by: Steph, July 9, 2006, 6:44pm; Reply: 402
Well, I had a brillinat time at Paula's party.  Drunk too much and hardly slept.  Sounds like the usual type of stuff I do then!  Will post photos under a different thread.
Posted by: NeilT, July 9, 2006, 9:09pm; Reply: 403
Good stuff Steph :) looking forward to seeing the photos
Posted by: Karin c., July 9, 2006, 9:46pm; Reply: 404
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Well, I had a brillinat time at Paula's party.  Drunk too much and hardly slept.  Sounds like the usual type of stuff I do then!  Will post photos under a different thread.


I am glad you enjoy yourself  ;)
I am curious to see those pictures(CHEESE!!!)

Thanks Stephanie :K)
Posted by: Sandra, July 9, 2006, 10:31pm; Reply: 405
Glad the party went well. Had another mad weekend with the kids here.  :)
Will look out for the photos.
Posted by: corky100, July 10, 2006, 1:46am; Reply: 406
Enjoyed the Cup Final and a (ie several) fine ales!!
Posted by: Sandra, July 10, 2006, 7:12am; Reply: 407
Caught bits of the final between wallpapering and putting little one to bed...  :)
Posted by: MJB, July 10, 2006, 7:16am; Reply: 408
Quoted from Love42
One bottle of wine is enough for me (when I'm home alone that is ;) )


I had three bottles of wine of Friday!  :D

Posted by: colcol, July 10, 2006, 11:33am; Reply: 409
that Ronaldo bloke deverved a penalty for the Rooney tackle,  :)  :)  :)...
Posted by: NeilT, July 10, 2006, 8:22pm; Reply: 410
did watch the final.... and ahem... it was errr a OK match, but nowt special
But talking of wine... I just won 6 bottles :)
Posted by: Karin c., July 10, 2006, 9:10pm; Reply: 411
(40s) enjoy Neil(beer))
Posted by: MJB, July 11, 2006, 9:22am; Reply: 412
I drank another bottle of wine last night  - practising to become an alcoholic!! (beer)) (wink_2)
Posted by: colcol, July 11, 2006, 9:32am; Reply: 413
Quoted from NeilT
did watch the final.... and ahem... it was errr a OK match, but nowt special
But talking of wine... I just won 6 bottles :)



i can just about drink white wine but not red, foul stuff, much prefer beer...
Posted by: Karin c., July 11, 2006, 11:44am; Reply: 414
I don"t drink alcohol at all  :D
I don"t like the taste and the smell(puke)
Posted by: MJB, July 11, 2006, 3:12pm; Reply: 415
Quoted from colcol

i can just about drink white wine but not red, foul stuff, much prefer beer...



White Zinfandel any day for me - there is a photo of me at our wedding with a bottle in each hand!!!
(5))

(I'm not really an alky, just like a drink at the end of a stressful day - not usually a full bottle, but sometimes, when the day's been reallly bad....!!!  :D :D :D)





Karin - you're a rareity! How do you do it??? (I guess it's down to the smell/taste thing????)
Posted by: NeilT, July 11, 2006, 7:29pm; Reply: 416
I am a beer drinker at heart. Did go through a red wine stage, not that long back.. But beer for me most days :)
Posted by: MJB, July 12, 2006, 6:29am; Reply: 417
Was back on the cider last night!!! (beer)) ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, July 12, 2006, 9:12am; Reply: 418
Quoted from NeilT
I am a beer drinker at heart. Did go through a red wine stage, not that long back.. But beer for me most days :)


I find a little beer helps smooth things along while I get my little un ready for bed. :)  It's our worst time of the day. She never wants to go to bed, while I am ready for a break...  :-/
Posted by: colcol, July 12, 2006, 9:40am; Reply: 419
Quoted from Maxine
Was back on the cider last night!!! (beer)) ;D ;D ;D


i like scrumpy-jack but i have had to stop drinking it as it causes an unfortunate effect, it's not the copious amounts farting that bothers me, it's the sh***ing of ones pants, not funny on the bus home...

Posted by: MJB, July 12, 2006, 12:52pm; Reply: 420
I don't do things like that - I'm a laydee!!! :rofl :rofl
Posted by: NeilT, July 12, 2006, 7:42pm; Reply: 421
Ha that story again colcol ;) heeeee

Not drunk cider for ages.... maybe will get some for a hot summer night... but not to  go home on a bus :)
Posted by: omj, July 12, 2006, 10:46pm; Reply: 422
The supermarket queried my 5 note yesterday  >:(

Seems the green numbers of the serial no. were worn too much  ::)

The manager said it was OK - but still felling a bit p'eed off about it  >:(
Posted by: MJB, July 13, 2006, 7:27am; Reply: 423
Trouble is omj, they are all so "skuzzy" these days, it's hard to determine if they're fake or not - and I was once given a fake ONE POUND NOTE (so you know how long ago that is!!) - but it wasn't "my" fault, I was a kid who'd been well and truly ripped off!!
Posted by: colcol, July 13, 2006, 9:58am; Reply: 424
Quoted from NeilT
Ha that story again colcol ;) heeeee

Not drunk cider for ages.... maybe will get some for a hot summer night... but not to  go home on a bus :)


it's a little annoying, cos in the warm weather i find it's more refreshing and satisfying than lager.



Posted by: colcol, July 13, 2006, 10:02am; Reply: 425
Quoted from omj
The supermarket queried my 5 note yesterday  >:(

Seems the green numbers of the serial no. were worn too much  ::)

The manager said it was OK - but still felling a bit p'eed off about it  >:(


when that happens to me i chew on a pound coin from the change and then say, sorry love, i'm just checking to see if it's chocolate...
Posted by: MJB, July 13, 2006, 11:44am; Reply: 426
:rofl (clap) Good one colcol!! ;D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 14, 2006, 8:41am; Reply: 427
Quoted from colcol


when that happens to me i chew on a pound coin from the change and then say, sorry love, i'm just checking to see if it's chocolate...


Must remember that  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 15, 2006, 8:04am; Reply: 428
Tescos, have been thinking about stores that do not take cash!! only credit/debit cards
Posted by: Sandra, July 15, 2006, 9:43am; Reply: 429
Quoted from NeilT
Tescos, have been thinking about stores that do not take cash!! only credit/debit cards


That would be a pain if you just wanted a tin of beans...

Posted by: NeilT, July 16, 2006, 7:11pm; Reply: 430
Thats Tesco's for you..
Posted by: Sandra, July 16, 2006, 8:42pm; Reply: 431
Quoted from NeilT
Thats Tesco's for you..


Yes I remember once being hussled by a manager into one of those self-serve isles,  where you have to scan your own stuff and pay by card... next they will want us to stack the shevles too.  >:(
Posted by: corky100, July 16, 2006, 10:53pm; Reply: 432
I hate the dolly dreamer checkout creatures anyway. The ones that scan every item 3 times at a speed that would make you sleep. then its 20 questions.

Would you like help packing? (No thanks, I'm quite able to pack a carrier bag thank you)
Do you have a clubcard? (No I don't come here often enough)
Would you like a clubcard? (No I don't come here often enough)
Are you sure you wouldn't like a Clubcard? (Yes I'm very sure. Can you hurry up?)
Eileeeeeen. how much is a mars bar? (oh for f*cks sake, scrap the Mars. I'll diet)
Would you like cashback? (No, I wouldn't, unless its free)
Would you like to try our new mobile phone offer? (No. If I did I'd ask you daft bint)
Thank you for shopping here. Come back soon. (I don't think so. I've aged since I came in already)

Posted by: Steph, July 17, 2006, 5:28pm; Reply: 433
Sounds like being interviewed by the Gastapo there!  
Posted by: NeilT, July 17, 2006, 7:50pm; Reply: 434
is it just me I always seem to get a product without the bar code
Posted by: omj, July 17, 2006, 8:48pm; Reply: 435
Tesco take my cash - no probs!

I bought a washing-machine at a Co-op years ago. They asked me if I was going to pay cash. I said yes, thinking they meant not credit.

When they delivered the thing, they wouldn't accept a cheque, saying i'd said I was going to pay cash for it!  >:( :o They took the darned thing away, and brought it back the next day, when I had the readies.
Posted by: Karin c., July 17, 2006, 8:52pm; Reply: 436
That"s terrible omj  ;)
Posted by: Sandra, July 17, 2006, 10:44pm; Reply: 437
Quoted from NeilT
is it just me I always seem to get a product without the bar code


That happened to my friend yesterday, but at least she has the excuse of being visually impaired  ;D

Posted by: NeilT, July 17, 2006, 11:41pm; Reply: 438
I have no escuse ;)
Posted by: colcol, July 18, 2006, 10:18am; Reply: 439
in asda they sometimes have boy-scouts helping to pack (for charity), as far as i'm concerned once it has left the shelves the only person who should touch the food is me not a  grubby little f****r...
Posted by: NeilT, July 18, 2006, 2:38pm; Reply: 440
good point!!
Posted by: Sandra, July 18, 2006, 9:28pm; Reply: 441
Quoted from colcol
in asda they sometimes have boy-scouts helping to pack (for charity), as far as i'm concerned once it has left the shelves the only person who should touch the food is me not a  grubby little f****r...


However there are many less able bods who may appreciate a little help now and again...  ;)

Posted by: NeilT, July 18, 2006, 10:06pm; Reply: 442
the future is internet ordering ;)
Posted by: corky100, July 19, 2006, 12:04am; Reply: 443
I buy loads from the Net now, and I'm really considering getting the shopping that way too. If you've ever been to ASDA Walton in Liverpool you'll understand why.......
Posted by: Steph, July 19, 2006, 7:46am; Reply: 444
We don't have anything like that over here, no internet deliveries, you've got to do all the stuff yourself, which is a pain!
Posted by: colcol, July 19, 2006, 9:04am; Reply: 445
Quoted from Sandra


However there are many less able bods who may appreciate a little help now and again...  ;)



point taken, but that's what i assumed shop assistants and customer service were for.

Posted by: Sandra, July 19, 2006, 9:09am; Reply: 446
Personally, I think that helpful shop assistants and staff went out with the corner shop. We wanted cheap food and drink so that's what we have got...
Posted by: colcol, July 19, 2006, 9:20am; Reply: 447
at asda (in liscard) they have suddenly decided to do the usual, "let's screw with their heads" and re-arrange the entire stores lay-out. yesterday, i asked a worker where the eggs where, in aisle 9 came the reply, i asked where aisle 9 was, where 7 used-to-be she answered, erm.
Posted by: NeilT, July 19, 2006, 8:17pm; Reply: 448
Why do stores do that!!
Posted by: Sandra, July 19, 2006, 10:55pm; Reply: 449
Quoted from colcol
at asda (in liscard) they have suddenly decided to do the usual, "let's screw with their heads" and re-arrange the entire stores lay-out. yesterday, i asked a worker where the eggs where, in aisle 9 came the reply, i asked where aisle 9 was, where 7 used-to-be she answered, erm.



I just hate it when they do that - especially when shopping with my best mate who is visually inpaired and has to memorise where everything is.  >:(
Posted by: corky100, July 19, 2006, 11:28pm; Reply: 450
I've only been to ASDA in Liscard once, as its a short walk from work. Once was enough really....
Posted by: omj, July 20, 2006, 4:07am; Reply: 451
Internet grocery is never worth while for me. Same with takeaway deliveries - it would be lovely to have them delivered, but the minimum order is always too much for me to eat, and have to get it myself.
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 20, 2006, 8:12am; Reply: 452
Quoted from colcol
at asda (in liscard) they have suddenly decided to do the usual, "let's screw with their heads" and re-arrange the entire stores lay-out. yesterday, i asked a worker where the eggs where, in aisle 9 came the reply, i asked where aisle 9 was, where 7 used-to-be she answered, erm.


It's like going to IKEA. Everytime I visit they've rearranged the maze.  >:(
Posted by: NeilT, July 20, 2006, 3:59pm; Reply: 453
I just love Ikea :)

Going to a posh opening party soon.. must behave good ;)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 20, 2006, 5:01pm; Reply: 454
At least there is a chair named "Love" at IKEA ;D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 20, 2006, 9:23pm; Reply: 455
And here it is: http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15600&catalogId=10103&storeId=7&productId=43006&langId=-20&categoryId=15879&chosenPartNumber=50083615

Searching through the English IKEA website I noticed that they still use the Swedish names for everything. Does that look odd to you? Or exotic?
Posted by: Karin c., July 20, 2006, 9:26pm; Reply: 456
What a pity that the chair not named LOVE42  ;)

That would be the day, the same name like you  8) isn"t it ??????:rofl
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 20, 2006, 9:35pm; Reply: 457
Everyone calls me Love (Yes, it's a real name in Sweden ;)). I just added 42 because I like Level42 when I joined the L42 forum. That was long before I realised it could be pronounced Love For Two ;D (Ooops). Searching for it on the net gets you mostly dating agencies ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 20, 2006, 9:57pm; Reply: 458
must look out for a chair called Love next time I am in store....

At the moment.. to much champaign has been drunk *hick*
Posted by: Karin c., July 20, 2006, 9:59pm; Reply: 459
I already thaught you had something to do with Level42 ;)

Posted by: Karin c., July 20, 2006, 10:03pm; Reply: 460


At the moment.. to much champaign has been drunk *hick*
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What is happend to the beer ????????:rofl:rofl

You love beer ;)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 20, 2006, 10:08pm; Reply: 461
I prefer champagne to beer myself ;) Wine too.
Posted by: NeilT, July 20, 2006, 10:11pm; Reply: 462
back home with beer :)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 20, 2006, 10:13pm; Reply: 463
Wish it was like that Eddie Izzard joke about France having too much champagne, so they celebrate everything to have a reason to drink all that champagne.

Walking into a shop... Champagne!!!
Walking out of the shop... Champagne!!!

Or would that be too much of a good thing? ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 20, 2006, 10:19pm; Reply: 464
my excuse is that it was flowing.. and free ;)  Gawd only knows how many glasses of the stuff I have had..but must get up for work early, so going to have to get some sleep early tonight.. Better not mention the nibbles ;)
Posted by: Karin c., July 20, 2006, 10:33pm; Reply: 465
Sleep tight Neal  ;)
Sweet dreams :K)
Posted by: Sandra, July 21, 2006, 1:19pm; Reply: 466
Quoted from NeilT
my excuse is that it was flowing.. and free ;)  Gawd only knows how many glasses of the stuff I have had..but must get up for work early, so going to have to get some sleep early tonight.. Better not mention the nibbles ;)


but Neil, they were very nice nibbles (though not as good as yours...) ;)
Posted by: NeilT, July 22, 2006, 9:42am; Reply: 467
very nice nibbles :)
Posted by: colcol, July 22, 2006, 10:27am; Reply: 468
Quoted from corky100
I've only been to ASDA in Liscard once, as its a short walk from work. Once was enough really....


where do you work then...

Posted by: corky100, July 22, 2006, 4:57pm; Reply: 469
I work in Liscard ColCol, right by the Cherry Tree Centre.
Posted by: colcol, July 23, 2006, 10:03am; Reply: 470
Quoted from corky100
I work in Liscard ColCol, right by the Cherry Tree Centre.


don't tell me the DWP...
Posted by: corky100, July 23, 2006, 4:41pm; Reply: 471
I'd rather be Boris Johnsons drip tray than work for those b*stards at the DWP... I work at UKOnline
Posted by: colcol, July 24, 2006, 10:30am; Reply: 472
Quoted from corky100
I work at UKOnline


never heard of them...
Posted by: corky100, July 24, 2006, 7:33pm; Reply: 473
They have free internet. basically. Now so do I...... :D
Posted by: NeilT, July 24, 2006, 9:48pm; Reply: 474
If anything is free.. I like it ;)
Posted by: corky100, July 24, 2006, 9:52pm; Reply: 475
Pop inand try us col, its at the top of liscard road where it meets the shopping precinct. By the Citizens Advice.

And yes, we are very popular being free. too popular. :D
Posted by: colcol, July 25, 2006, 11:12am; Reply: 476
Quoted from corky100
Pop inand try us col, its at the top of liscard road where it meets the shopping precinct. By the Citizens Advice.

And yes, we are very popular being free. too popular. :D



have a rough idea where you are now, though i still can't picture it, i guess it'll have a helpful shop-sign outside, is it an internet cafe
Posted by: corky100, July 25, 2006, 8:50pm; Reply: 477
not an internet cafe as such, we are a government funded internet provider for the community, as per tonys plans to give free access to PCs and the Internet to everyone. Although tht includes kids too.

But we also assist with any problems, provide some tuition, although basic, signposting to further organisations as well as association with the Princes Trust and Jobsearching facilities.....

You're not listening anymore are you? :D:D:D

Yes, a free internet Cafe with extras, in short......

And yes, the whole place is bright blue with huge UKOnline signs outside!! :D:D:D
Posted by: Steph, July 25, 2006, 9:49pm; Reply: 478
Wished we had something like that over here, would save me some money!
Posted by: corky100, July 25, 2006, 9:58pm; Reply: 479
I think theres about 600 of them in the UK, and they serve a purpose, we get a lot of people who either just don't have a computer,  by choice or circumstance, or just don't have the knowledge to use one, and we try our best to accomodate. We also have a lot of foreign users who use us to communicate with their families back in their homelands.
Its a great job, loads of different people, and I like to think we're helping just a little....

I'm sure if the authorities in Guernsey could try out a similar idea it would be very welcome by many. And yes, its also a moneysaver!
Posted by: Sandra, July 25, 2006, 10:53pm; Reply: 480
Any banjos in your internet cafe, Corky??  :D

Seriously, sounds like a really interesting job.  Nice to hear a bit more about what you do.  :)
Posted by: corky100, July 25, 2006, 11:19pm; Reply: 481
no banjos allowed, sorry. Sets the pigs off....

Yeah interesting job, demanding too. On top of all that I also have to maintain the network, which is modest at only 22 PCs but it does have its traits and tantrums. Anyone who knows a school network will be familiar with RM Networks. They take MS Windows and 'doctor' it. basically take al the good stuff out, butcher it and then make you ay to get them back.
My job is to find ways around this as cheaply as possible - we are a charity after all.

For example I managed to find a way to access the server from home should a problem occur, which saves time, money and me from doing extra hours. its called Logmein, which is available to anyone as a free version, and lets you access your pc from anywhere really easily, without all the setting up on your pc and the one you want to access it from. just a password and youre in.

Saved me time (and work!) already!!

I like the networking side as its good practice for me, its a recent route for me and i'm learning all the time too. But I'm good.... (smug looks all round!)
Posted by: Sandra, July 26, 2006, 7:10am; Reply: 482
I've used computers for years, but struggle with windows even now. In one way they'e great because you can do stuff without really knowing what you are doing. On the other hand, the number of times I got a result only to realise that I forgot which steps I went through to get there! lol  ;D
I take my hat off to anyone who can trouble-shoot computer networks.  :)
... not to mention upload OMD videos - to both Corky an Neil! (103))
Posted by: colcol, July 26, 2006, 12:10pm; Reply: 483
Quoted from corky100
not an internet cafe as such, we are a government funded internet provider for the community, as per tonys plans to give free access to PCs and the Internet to everyone. Although tht includes kids too.

But we also assist with any problems, provide some tuition, although basic, signposting to further organisations as well as association with the Princes Trust and Jobsearching facilities.....

You're not listening anymore are you? :D:D:D

Yes, a free internet Cafe with extras, in short......

And yes, the whole place is bright blue with huge UKOnline signs outside!! :D:D:D


sounds like a worthy cause...

Posted by: NeilT, July 26, 2006, 7:36pm; Reply: 484
Me and computers... I just have not got a clue :)
Posted by: Sandra, July 26, 2006, 8:20pm; Reply: 485
Quoted from NeilT
Me and computers... I just have not got a clue :)


if you say so  :K)

Posted by: corky100, July 26, 2006, 10:11pm; Reply: 486
All those servers and no idea, eh Neil........ :D
Posted by: colcol, July 27, 2006, 11:21am; Reply: 487
Quoted from NeilT
Me and computers... I just have not got a clue :)



says the man who runs the motion & heart site.
Posted by: Sandra, July 27, 2006, 2:00pm; Reply: 488
Quoted from colcol



says the man who runs the motion & heart site.


he must get very lucky and hit the right buttons on the keyboard, by accident?  ;)
... it's alright, Neil, your secret is safe with us!  ;D

Posted by: omj, July 27, 2006, 2:36pm; Reply: 489
I've always worked with computers, but networks - another story!

Corky, can you listen to mp3s at UKOnline? The library doesn't let you :(
Posted by: corky100, July 27, 2006, 4:33pm; Reply: 490
You can do pretty much what you like at UKOnline, within reason. We still need to stick within the law when it comes to mp3's, we wouldn't like you if you went onto dodgy russian websites downloading them for example (and the trojans that accompany them) , but you can bring your drive (virus checked first!) and listen to them here as they are yours and were obtained legally. They were,  weren't they?

In any case people would struggle to download much as they are allocated a quota of 30mb for all files, so an album is pretty much out of the question.

Having said that, all UKOnlines are independent of each other and they all make their own rules.
Posted by: NeilT, July 27, 2006, 8:57pm; Reply: 491
I think drinking a few beers helps you understand technology better ;)
Posted by: Karin c., July 27, 2006, 9:38pm; Reply: 492
Quoted from NeilT
I think drinking a few beers helps you understand technology better ;)


You must give it a try then ;) ;)
Posted by: corky100, July 27, 2006, 9:52pm; Reply: 493
I on't know if it helps you understand, but it certainly gives you the power to kick the computer when it crashes.....:D
Posted by: Karin c., July 27, 2006, 10:08pm; Reply: 494
I can imagine that ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 27, 2006, 10:53pm; Reply: 495
I slap my PC when it plays up...
Posted by: corky100, July 28, 2006, 12:01am; Reply: 496
Good old fashioned boot is whats needed Neil, go on, you know you want to.... :D:D:D
Posted by: NeilT, July 28, 2006, 7:26am; Reply: 497
so you give it a good kick to get it going... hence booting up the PC :)
Posted by: Steph, July 28, 2006, 7:48am; Reply: 498
I'm known for abusing up the computer equipment at work.  I'm forever booting it and swearing at it.  My laptop, I treat with a bit more gently, but still give it a good talking when it misbehaves.
Posted by: corky100, July 28, 2006, 9:23am; Reply: 499
Love to hear one of those 'talks'.......:D Easy on the expletives!!
Posted by: Steph, July 28, 2006, 2:05pm; Reply: 500
You know me Corky!  There are very young ears around, so I need to watch myself, lol.
Posted by: nigel2568, July 28, 2006, 4:57pm; Reply: 501
A good kicking and a few choice words have got telephones working too.(in my experience as an engineer)

Thats what technology is all about...temperamental equipment that needs kicking into place !  :)
Posted by: corky100, July 28, 2006, 8:00pm; Reply: 502
Everything should know its place.

Shame that don't work with women though....... (Oooooo misogyny slipped in there :D)


<- waiting for the backlash........
Posted by: Steph, July 28, 2006, 8:05pm; Reply: 503
I'm not even going to raise to the bait.....

On the other hand, I've managed to blow the electrics just a minute ago, well all the lights down stairs - we are getting the lounge ready for decorating and I plugged the hoover into the wall socket, and pop all the lights have gone.  The other half is racing over to this electrician to pick up some fuses, we couldn't find an electrician to come out to us, so we are hoping that it is only the fuse.  Just say some choice words have been used.  

Wish us luck, lol!
Posted by: corky100, July 28, 2006, 10:18pm; Reply: 504
So you could go 'oovering in the Dark  :D


I'll get me coat then shall I............
Posted by: Steph, July 29, 2006, 7:51pm; Reply: 505
I was going to use a pun like that, but thought "nah" I won't drop it down to that level, but hey I see that you did it anyway, lol!
Posted by: corky100, July 29, 2006, 11:13pm; Reply: 506
And I'm thoroughly ashamed of myself. :(
Posted by: NeilT, July 29, 2006, 11:34pm; Reply: 507
*Never*

Tonight.. a Saturday night..... Sandra came over, cooked tea... then I said I am just going for a quick kip... that was at 6.00pm..... woke up at 11.45pm !!!!! *OUCH*
But have to say it had been a very long week, with a lack of sleep...
Posted by: corky100, July 30, 2006, 12:50am; Reply: 508
Been there already this week.........
Posted by: Steph, July 30, 2006, 7:07pm; Reply: 509
tell me about it.  Back to work tomorrow, should be fun, not.
Posted by: NeilT, July 30, 2006, 9:59pm; Reply: 510
well, I have.. well I think caught up on sleep :)
Posted by: Steph, July 31, 2006, 12:50am; Reply: 511
Well, its 2.18 and I'm wide awake.  Having a few problems sleeping again and I'm feeling so tired.  I hate it when I get like this.
Posted by: Karin c., July 31, 2006, 3:21pm; Reply: 512
I know what you mean Steph.
I have that sometimes myself ;)

Thankfully SOMETIMES  8)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), July 31, 2006, 8:28pm; Reply: 513
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
Well, its 2.18 and I'm wide awake.  Having a few problems sleeping again and I'm feeling so tired.  I hate it when I get like this.


Too hot to get any sleep. I'm also up to 2-3 in the morning before I finally fall asleep  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, July 31, 2006, 9:14pm; Reply: 514
I go to bed at 2 in the morning.... it helps me sleep :)
Posted by: Elfi, July 31, 2006, 9:51pm; Reply: 515
I still wake up at all hours too....I came downstairs the other morning and it was 1.30am.....a couple of mornings before that it was 3am......then yesturday morning I slept until 10am..... ::) I`m always `thinking`,and it does`nt matter what time I get up at....I`m still tired. ::)
Posted by: NeilT, July 31, 2006, 10:23pm; Reply: 516
I do try and have a little nap every night for an hour... with out this, I get tired...
Ohhhh, tonight, I had friends over to collect a new PC I got for them, but I had to transfer some files from there old PC... should have taken me less than 30 minutes... but took 2 and a half hours... Dont you hate it when that happens!
Posted by: corky100, July 31, 2006, 11:49pm; Reply: 517
happens every time, no such thing as a quick PC setup........;D

I don't usually go to bed until about 3am as par for the course, but I was up til gone 5am ane day last week, just can't sleep some days. Was still up again fo 9am though.
Can't be good for you but whats the point in going to bed early when you know sleep just ain't going to happen?
Posted by: NeilT, August 1, 2006, 12:13am; Reply: 518
but do you get a nap Corky??
Posted by: corky100, August 1, 2006, 1:11am; Reply: 519
Rarely. Sometimes I fall asleep watching the Bill. But then, don't we all....?

I'm just a nighthawk. But I always have something to do.Tonight I'm watching Robot Chicken episodes on GoogleVideo. Its hilarious, I recommend it, though its aimed at adults and not very PC Friendly, which is one reason why I like it :D

Heres one to try.......

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=5395083952125133994&q=robot+chicken+death+star

Warning!! its hilarious and will keep you up all night if you search them out on Googlevideo!!
Posted by: Elfi, August 1, 2006, 8:04am; Reply: 520
I`m not looking at that if it keeps me up all night.......does it mean it`s scarey??..... :o

I never did watch The Bill....everyone I know who has is always saying it`s cr@p....except for my mum... :-/
Posted by: corky100, August 1, 2006, 9:42am; Reply: 521
Don't worry Elpatt, its not scary, its just funny!

The warning is, don' go looking up other videos on Google Video because it can waste a few hours really quickly :D
Posted by: Elfi, August 1, 2006, 4:53pm; Reply: 522
That`s ok then....I can have a look.... ;D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 1, 2006, 5:58pm; Reply: 523
Quoted from corky100
Rarely. Sometimes I fall asleep watching the Bill. But then, don't we all....?

I'm just a nighthawk. But I always have something to do.Tonight I'm watching Robot Chicken episodes on GoogleVideo. Its hilarious, I recommend it, though its aimed at adults and not very PC Friendly, which is one reason why I like it :D

Heres one to try.......

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=5395083952125133994&q=robot+chicken+death+star

Warning!! its hilarious and will keep you up all night if you search them out on Googlevideo!!


I have no idea what the Bill is, but this one was very funny.  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Steph, August 1, 2006, 6:25pm; Reply: 524
The Bill is a tv series about a police force situated in a fictional place call Sun Hill.  I watch it every now and then, its ok, but nothing special, so you aren't missing much!
Posted by: omj, August 1, 2006, 7:06pm; Reply: 525
The Bill used to be brilliant, I loved it (Inspector Monroe  (1002)) , but they killed off all the good characters, and turned it into a silly soap. (puke) .

I avoid it now.
Posted by: Elfi, August 1, 2006, 8:14pm; Reply: 526
My mum still loves it....but she says the same OMJ...that they got rid of the best characters... :-/
Posted by: corky100, August 1, 2006, 9:15pm; Reply: 527
Its fictional alright. These policemen actually go out to a crime when its reported..... not phoning you back 3 hours later to ask if its safe to come out now. I have more disturbing incidents that have happened tonight if you read the thread I strted in Agony aunts......... I feel so safe here.
Posted by: Elfi, August 1, 2006, 9:34pm; Reply: 528
Its very true that there are more sh$ts in this world than good folk Corky,it`s a fact.

A sad fact. >:(
Posted by: Sandra, August 1, 2006, 10:05pm; Reply: 529
Crumbs - I go away for a couple of days and boy has this thread moved on!

I like my sleep, but summer heat and major stress (like being in court) mean I wake at 3am and can't get back to sleep. Did learn a great new trick a couple of years ago that really helped sort this out. You simply breathe out slower than  you breathe in (ideally count 11 out versus 7 in), but just generally longer does the trick. It has the effect of reducing the adrenanlin and reducing the heart rate (just as panting has the opposite effect!  :D).

Another trick that really works on my littl 'un is to take her for a long walk/run around the block before bed time. Avoids that "head-tired but body not ready to sleep" problem...  :) For myself, I use Yoga, as I don't have to leave the house to do this!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 1, 2006, 10:11pm; Reply: 530
Good tips Sandra....and I hear yogas great too,have been meaning to try it,I`ll have to soon,before I get too stiff and cant bend ha... :D
Posted by: corky100, August 1, 2006, 10:15pm; Reply: 531
even watching or thinking about yoga makes me feel tired out :D
Posted by: NeilT, August 1, 2006, 10:16pm; Reply: 532
Quoted Text
simply breathe out slower
mnn depends on what you are doing ;)

The Bill, blimy not seen that in years!! Had a brief Corrie moment last night  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, August 2, 2006, 8:40am; Reply: 533
Quoted from NeilT
mnn depends on what you are doing ;)



thought you'd pick up on that one!  :P
Posted by: NeilT, August 2, 2006, 4:28pm; Reply: 534
sorry but had to be done ;)
Posted by: Sandra, August 3, 2006, 1:39pm; Reply: 535
Quoted from corky100
even watching or thinking about yoga makes me feel tired out :D


actually, some of the sequnces are very energising so not to be done at bed time (unless you are not planning to sleep, Neil!  :D)

Posted by: NeilT, August 3, 2006, 7:54pm; Reply: 536
Sleep.... :)
Posted by: MJB, August 4, 2006, 6:47am; Reply: 537
Quoted from NeilT
Sleep.... :)



Can anyone explain.... what's that funny word mean???? (banghead)(banghead)
Posted by: Sandra, August 4, 2006, 1:26pm; Reply: 538
Quoted from maxine



Can anyone explain.... what's that funny word mean???? (banghead)(banghead)


Neil seems to have givien up sleeping for the summer and just has very long "naps"...  ;D
Been avoiding you, too, has it?  :(

Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 4, 2006, 2:20pm; Reply: 539
Long naps. Sounds like it's contagious because that's me too. Too hot to have a good nights sleep.
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 2:39pm; Reply: 540
I can`t get into the way of having naps....I think it makes me tired for the rest of the day. :-/

It was awful for a while there,not being able to sleep cos of the heat,I was like a bear with a sore head. ;)

I was leaving my bedroom window wide open every night,wondering if it was a bad idea,you never know what kind of crawlies there are around when it`s dark.. :D

Then I thought,Hey....there could be some romeo`s about too,left it open then day and night....nothing... :D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 4, 2006, 2:53pm; Reply: 541
Quoted from elpatt
Then I thought,Hey....there could be some romeo`s about too,left it open then day and night....nothing... :D


I live 6 floors up, the bedroom window is open the year around, but no Juliet  :'(  ;)
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 3:16pm; Reply: 542
:D :D

But I live in a 2 storey house....how easy can it be?...
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 3:17pm; Reply: 543
Anyway....she`s not supposed to do the climbing...is she. ;)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 4, 2006, 3:52pm; Reply: 544
It's modern times now, the girl can take the initiative ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 9:50pm; Reply: 545
She`d be taking her life in her hands climbing 6 floors.... :D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 4, 2006, 9:58pm; Reply: 546
I can let down my hair, all 3 centimeters of it ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 10:11pm; Reply: 547
No,don`t think that would do....maybe one of those rocket suits would do the job.... :D
Posted by: corky100, August 4, 2006, 10:34pm; Reply: 548
wouldn't it be easier to call them and tell them to bring a ladder ?  ;)
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 10:37pm; Reply: 549
Would you walk around with a ladder that has to reach the 6th floor??/ :D
Posted by: corky100, August 4, 2006, 10:43pm; Reply: 550
I would if i was afireman and my truck broke down........:)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 4, 2006, 10:50pm; Reply: 551
Or I could make a rope out of my sheets and climb down and we could go to the pub that's at the street level ;)
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 10:53pm; Reply: 552
Well if your coming down now...why don`t you just use the lift.... ::)

What are you going to do if she`s half way up and you clear off to the pub. ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 10:54pm; Reply: 553
Quoted from corky100
I would if i was afireman and my truck broke down........:)



but you are`nt....your Juliet....keep up man.... :D ;D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 4, 2006, 10:56pm; Reply: 554
Quoted from elpatt
What are you going to do if she`s half way up and you clear off to the pub. ;D


Have a beer?  ;)
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 11:02pm; Reply: 555
Quoted from Love42


Have a beer?  ;)


Men???you think you can talk your way around anything.... :D

Posted by: corky100, August 4, 2006, 11:09pm; Reply: 556
after all this I think I'd have scarpered for a beer too....
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2006, 11:10pm; Reply: 557
Quoted from corky100
after all this I think I'd have scarpered for a beer too....



:D :D :D
Posted by: NeilT, August 5, 2006, 5:43pm; Reply: 558
Beer... did some one mention beer? ;)
Posted by: Sandra, August 6, 2006, 9:47pm; Reply: 559
Quoted from NeilT
Beer... did some one mention beer? ;)


I wasn't on the beer last night, but drinking champagne and managed not to disgrace myself!  ;D

... though my story about Peover Gate didn't go down too well...  ;)

... and it's a real place, too, in Cheshire, near the Bells of Peover!  :)

Posted by: NeilT, August 6, 2006, 10:36pm; Reply: 560
Quoted Text
but drinking champagne and managed not to disgrace myself!
I have also been know to do this  ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 7, 2006, 6:24am; Reply: 561
Quoted from Love42
It's modern times now, the girl can take the initiative ;D ;D ;D


And we do  ;D ;D ;D



Well.


Some of us!  ;D :P

Posted by: Elfi, August 7, 2006, 7:23am; Reply: 562
Hi there Maxine... ;D

The last time I had champagne I fell out of a taxi.... :D and I was getting in to it at the time... :D
Posted by: MJB, August 7, 2006, 12:00pm; Reply: 563
:rofl Nice one elpatt! ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Steph, August 7, 2006, 6:15pm; Reply: 564
I can't stand the stuff.  It all tastes like vinegar to me.  I like sweet wine, sweet cocktails etc etc.  Had a few on Saturday night and had a rather tasty cocktail, which I drunk too fast.  I got very loud and naughty, but thats me!
Posted by: Elfi, August 7, 2006, 7:13pm; Reply: 565
I could`nt drink more than 2/3 bottles in those days.... :D

I like a nice dry white wine,but it gives me a headache....have`nt had a drink for far too long. ;)
Posted by: Sandra, August 7, 2006, 10:37pm; Reply: 566
Quoted from Stephanie_Le_Tissier
I can't stand the stuff.  It all tastes like vinegar to me.  I like sweet wine, sweet cocktails etc etc.  Had a few on Saturday night and had a rather tasty cocktail, which I drunk too fast.  I got very loud and naughty, but thats me!


Mainly drank it to be sociable - we were toasting my friend's 40th.  :)
... and there was some left over afterwards and it seemed a shame to waste it  :D

Posted by: NeilT, August 7, 2006, 10:48pm; Reply: 567
I love going to posh parties, and drinking champage and beer ;)
Posted by: Sandra, August 7, 2006, 10:57pm; Reply: 568
Quoted from NeilT
I love going to posh parties, and drinking champage and beer ;)


it was a cool party and there was plenty of beer, wine and allsorts to drink, plus fantastic puddings thanks to Martin being half German.  :)

Posted by: NeilT, August 7, 2006, 11:27pm; Reply: 569
was that a black pudding *Golly can I say that*
Posted by: MJB, August 8, 2006, 6:01am; Reply: 570
Strongbow.

Pint.


Freezing Cold.



Always. ;D ;D ;D

















Or lager, if they don't have Strongbow on draft :rofl ;D
Posted by: Sandra, August 8, 2006, 9:32am; Reply: 571
Quoted from NeilT
was that a black pudding *Golly can I say that*


Only for breakfast!   ;D
... you could make it "pc" by saying "very dark brown pudding"... ;)
Posted by: MJB, August 8, 2006, 10:00am; Reply: 572
Quoted from Sandra

... you could make it "pc" by saying "very dark brown pudding"... ;)




pc???? - arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh  >:( :D :D :D :D
Posted by: corky100, August 8, 2006, 10:56pm; Reply: 573
PC my arse. Black pudding is black because its the colour black. not because of its ethnic background or religious inclination.
Now when will white pudding get this treatment I wonder? Hey, its a PC World after all, and all is equal and indescriminately descriptionless.
A little like communism. Ask Stalin, he'll tell you........what a good idea that was too.*


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Send a blank SAE to anyone you like for more details.


BTW, I quite like this pudding of a rather deeply hued complexion myself too. :D:D:D

Posted by: NeilT, August 8, 2006, 11:01pm; Reply: 574
Ha, like the legal notice :)
Posted by: Sandra, August 8, 2006, 11:30pm; Reply: 575
At the risk of being deleted as an irrelevant post, love the legal notice too!!  ::) ;D
You DO all know I was joking, I hope??? ;)
Posted by: corky100, August 9, 2006, 12:26am; Reply: 576
Ohh yes, we know. cant be too careful. I like bacon too.
Posted by: MJB, August 9, 2006, 5:53am; Reply: 577
That's un PC towards pigs though innit??? (wink_2)(wink_2)

:(Dance_Pig)(Icon_Pig)(Pig_Icon)(pig_icon2)(pig_icon2)(Pig_Icon)(Icon_Pig)(Dance_Pig)
Posted by: Sandra, August 9, 2006, 8:02am; Reply: 578
snort - snort!!  ;D
I like white pankaces too - going to have some for breakfast!  :P
Posted by: MJB, August 9, 2006, 10:03am; Reply: 579
I used to like the Black & White Minstrel show, that was til the PC Brigade killed it off....

(And when I was a child, you never even thought of any racial connections to it anyway.... (banghead))
Posted by: NeilT, August 9, 2006, 8:11pm; Reply: 580
you can still buy black jacks :)
Posted by: corky100, August 9, 2006, 8:38pm; Reply: 581
And even Liverpool City 'officials' up to a couple of weeks ago were trying to rename some of its City Centre Streetnames because of their connections to the Slave trade that it was famous for some time ago. Seems they can't handle anything that isn't politically correct even decades ago, and brings shame to the City. That is unless one of those Streets is Penny Lane, one of its main tourist attractions, and as such a source of income........

The scheme was dropped.

Political correctnes vs Money. Hmmmmm

'Money. Thats what I want'. oooo them Beatles......:D

I like liquorice chews too Neil... ;)
Posted by: Elfi, August 9, 2006, 8:56pm; Reply: 582
They put a lot of street signs up all around here in the North,and they were in Irish....but they are`nt allowing the Union Jack to fly all year round on top of City Hall,cos it offends...now that`s irish maddness,never mind mad PC. >:(
Posted by: Elfi, August 9, 2006, 9:02pm; Reply: 583
For anyone who does`nt know....we don`t speak Irish in the North.... :-/
Posted by: nigel2568, August 9, 2006, 10:02pm; Reply: 584
I once visited Carrickfergus and went out on patrol with the RUC.  My ship was visiting Belfast during the "ceasefire" in 1995 or 96.

It is a very beautiful place, pity about all the troubles.  ::)

Also went to the Bushmills distillery   Mmmm ;D
Posted by: Sandra, August 10, 2006, 9:51am; Reply: 585
Quoted from maxine
I used to like the Black & White Minstrel show, that was til the PC Brigade killed it off....

(And when I was a child, you never even thought of any racial connections to it anyway.... (banghead))



Yes, my mum told me that her Dad used to sing in a choir, but always blacked-up for the shows. If anything, it was a kind of compliment that it's accepted that black people can sing very well.
Posted by: Elfi, August 10, 2006, 12:19pm; Reply: 586
Quoted from nigel2568
I once visited Carrickfergus and went out on patrol with the RUC.  My ship was visiting Belfast during the "ceasefire" in 1995 or 96.

It is a very beautiful place, pity about all the troubles.  ::)

Also went to the Bushmills distillery   Mmmm ;D



I live 10 minutes drive from Carrick.....I`m there 2/3 times every week. ;D

My brother-in-law has a boat in the harbour,and my kids love going there.There`s a grill bar called Springsteens and we go there once a week.....small world eh? ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 10, 2006, 12:20pm; Reply: 587
Quoted from NeilT
you can still buy black jacks :)



and why not?

- black hair dye is sold as black - shouldn't someone create a fuss about that (banghead)
Posted by: MJB, August 10, 2006, 12:22pm; Reply: 588
Quoted from Sandra

If anything, it was a kind of compliment that it's accepted that black people can sing very well.



Exactly.

Even now many of my favourite singers are dark skinned..... (104))
Posted by: NeilT, August 10, 2006, 9:45pm; Reply: 589
Oh, and here we all are at The Black Sea .co.uk :)
Posted by: corky100, August 10, 2006, 11:04pm; Reply: 590
...Can metaphors be politically incorrect??
Posted by: MJB, August 11, 2006, 6:57am; Reply: 591
Quoted from NeilT
Oh, and here we all are at The Black Sea .co.uk :)


Probably the best site in the world!  ;) ;) ;)

Posted by: omj, August 12, 2006, 1:30am; Reply: 592
Quoted from maxine
I used to like the Black & White Minstrel show, that was til the PC Brigade killed it off....
(And when I was a child, you never even thought of any racial connections to it anyway.... (banghead))


It was killed off by the death of variety shows, as much as anything else.

Quoted from Sandra
If anything, it was a kind of compliment that it's accepted that black people can sing very well.


It probably wasn't intended as a compliment when the earliest Blackface shows started two centuries ago - it was probably an attempt to make the unkown less threatening by making it an object of ridicule. You pay black artists a greater compliment by listening to them singing themselves, and paying them the going rate.

This was an interesting subject to google, and I'm still making up my mind about it - the history isn't straight-forward. It provided plenty of innocent pleasure at the time (my own household included). Lenny Henry's experiences on the show as a young comic make interesting reading.

Minstrel shows have their time and place in history, for good and bad, but society has moved on. Does this make me PC? Well, I don't believe in being offended on someone else's behalf - let the individual make up their own mind whether they are personally being victimised or not.

Posted by: Sandra, August 12, 2006, 12:05pm; Reply: 593
For what it's worth, my Grandad used to black up because he was painfully shy, but loved to sing...
TBH, I feel very much the same...  :B

As for the B&W Minstrel Show, it was just a show - a fairly silly one, but one that mirrored a time when ordinary folk still got up and did a spot at ordinary parties without needing to look/sound like a pop star. It strikes me as not nearly offensive as some of the satellite channels now...  :(
Posted by: Elfi, August 12, 2006, 8:33pm; Reply: 594
Gone are the days of "love thy neighbour" shows,and I for one am pleased about that....I watched a bit of one episode on sky and it was nausiating to watch...remember Jim Davidson?? I think they went OTT.

Posted by: NeilT, August 12, 2006, 10:54pm; Reply: 595
Golly, now I am feeling old ;)
Posted by: Sandra, August 13, 2006, 4:11pm; Reply: 596
Quoted from elpatt
Gone are the days of "love thy neighbour" shows,and I for one am pleased about that....I watched a bit of one episode on sky and it was nausiating to watch...remember Jim Davidson?? I think they went OTT.



No, he was rather slimy, wasn't he?

Posted by: MJB, August 14, 2006, 7:16am; Reply: 597
Comedians have a job to do - and if they went "PC" they wouldn't have an act period.

There'd be no jokes about:

Mother in laws
Sex
television
religion
colour

... anything basically.... and I for one feel that is sad....

The world is depressing and serious enough as it is without stopping people "paid" to be funny...


If people don't like what's on TV they know where the off button is...

I've seen many comedians perform live; and never was the theatre empty.... (in fact, most sold out with people still wanting tickets)
Posted by: nigel2568, August 14, 2006, 7:20am; Reply: 598
Quoted from maxine
Comedians have a job to do - and if they went "PC" they wouldn't have an act period.

There'd be no jokes about:

Mother in laws
Sex
television
religion
colour

... anything basically.... and I for one feel that is sad....

The world is depressing and serious enough as it is without stopping people "paid" to be funny...


If people don't like what's on TV they know where the off button is...

I've seen many comedians perform live; and never was the theatre empty.... (in fact, most sold out with people still wanting tickets)


I was just saying the same thing to a family member last week. If we were totally PC you would be arrested for telling a joke.
Posted by: MJB, August 14, 2006, 7:24am; Reply: 599
And the sad thing is, that is how this country is veering.... we are going to be "made to be miserable".


Thank god that death is closer for me than for todays' kids if that's how we end up!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: nigel2568, August 14, 2006, 7:32am; Reply: 600
I saw a futuristic film recently and after seeing it I thought "That is not too far away"

In the film, the government had banned music, books, art and anything else which could make one person happier than another. Everyone had to be equal and live with no pleasures.
Posted by: MJB, August 14, 2006, 7:33am; Reply: 601
Futuristic? Nah! That was based on 2006-2010!!!! The threat proof of what's to come :D
Posted by: nigel2568, August 14, 2006, 7:44am; Reply: 602
Is it just me, or have most of these threads got serious all of a sudden.   :-/
Posted by: MJB, August 14, 2006, 7:45am; Reply: 603
Life's a serious business; but they'll carry us off in a coffin whatever!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D


Posted by: MJB, August 14, 2006, 7:46am; Reply: 604
........let's just hope we're dead first though, eh???? :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
Posted by: Elfi, August 14, 2006, 12:41pm; Reply: 605
:D Let`s hope so. :D

Some Comedians go too far tho....like Jim Davidson going on about Sambo.etc....he does naughty jokes that are funny sometimes,but I think he repeats the same old stuff.

Who was it who said "the Germans bombed our chippy"??I can picture him,but can`t remember his name....I thought he was funny for a while,but don`t you think that once they get a laugh with their material...they milk it until you`re sick hearing it?

I heard that Chubby Brown was funny,but I did`nt like him.
Posted by: MJB, August 14, 2006, 12:48pm; Reply: 606
Stan Boardman had the chippy bomber! :D :D :D
Posted by: Elfi, August 14, 2006, 1:01pm; Reply: 607
Oh that`s him..... ;D

Billy Connelly`s good too don`t you think? ;)
Posted by: corky100, August 14, 2006, 9:32pm; Reply: 608
Yes sad fact, un-PC is funny, like it or not.

There are limits and even Chubby Brown has come a cropper once or twice for telling the wrong joke at the wrong time. I know what they were but I won't repeat.

Billy Connolly is more than good, hes a class act. Billy and Albert is just as hilarious as it gets.
Posted by: Sandra, August 14, 2006, 10:25pm; Reply: 609
I also love Billy Connoly, and Ben Elton, too. Even Jack Dee has his moments, though I'm sure he used to be funnier when he was younger - or is that just me getting old and serious?? lol  :D
Posted by: NeilT, August 14, 2006, 10:42pm; Reply: 610
Now I like Chubby and have seen him live several times :)

Right a change.... OK so I want to stop smoking!! so was in town to-day and right out of the blue I went in to a Chinese medical place, and went for acupuncture!! had a needle in the top of my head, 4 in the face, 3 on each hand and one in each leg!!! Not sure what it did, but boy I was relaxed after.. BUT, I also have to take a Chinese remedy ... but when I "cooked" it, it was vile!! like when I say bad, I mean VERY bad.... so looks like this method is not going to work :(
Posted by: Sandra, August 14, 2006, 10:51pm; Reply: 611
Quoted from NeilT
Now I like Chubby and have seen him live several times :)

Right a change.... OK so I want to stop smoking!! so was in town to-day and right out of the blue I went in to a Chinese medical place, and went for acupuncture!! had a needle in the top of my head, 4 in the face, 3 on each hand and one in each leg!!! Not sure what it did, but boy I was relaxed after.. BUT, I also have to take a Chinese remedy ... but when I "cooked" it, it was vile!! like when I say bad, I mean VERY bad.... so looks like this method is not going to work :(


Absolutely true. I tasted the herbal stuff because I couldn't believe it was that bad. It was!  :( What's worse - I can still taste it now, plus I have a strange urge to start smoking...  ::)  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 14, 2006, 11:06pm; Reply: 612
Quoted Text
plus I have a strange urge to start smoking...
  ;D
Not sure if it is all in my imagination, but I have smoked a lot less tonight...  ::)
Posted by: Elfi, August 15, 2006, 6:45am; Reply: 613
Quoted from NeilT
  ;D
Not sure if it is all in my imagination, but I have smoked a lot less tonight...  ::)


What about gum?..do you think you could try Nicotine Gum?/.they have a spearmint one now...I know when I tried it,it was the vile one they brought out at first...looked like a Laxitive too.. ;)


But when you chew 2/3 times it releases the Nictotine and it gives the feeling of the smoke when you inhale.....I thought it was good,but I was chewing more than I was supposed to athe first time,and WOW...had to get a glas of water. :D
I feel sorry for you Neil..cos the amount of stress you be under sometimes,is going to make it harder to give up. :(
Posted by: Elfi, August 15, 2006, 6:48am; Reply: 614
Quoted from corky100
Yes sad fact, un-PC is funny, like it or not.

There are limits and even Chubby Brown has come a cropper once or twice for telling the wrong joke at the wrong time. I know what they were but I won't repeat.

Billy Connolly is more than good, hes a class act. Billy and Albert is just as hilarious as it gets.


I have this on DVD....they`re still showing it on telly cos it`s so good.. ;D

Posted by: MJB, August 15, 2006, 7:00am; Reply: 615
:rant Am I fecked off this morning or what.... :rant


Some little f*ckers thought it would be fun to slash two tyres on my car and steal two hubcaps.... luckily hubby is using my car; but we have now got the expense and inconvenience of sorting out the car - the joy of chavs... little b@st@rds....


I am FUMING :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant
Posted by: Elfi, August 15, 2006, 7:19am; Reply: 616
Sh$t Maxine....that is bad news..... >:( Calm down tho....there`s nothing you can do about it now.......at least your hubby was`nt hurt..

There were 2 houses just 2 streets from me were paint damaged last night in a racial attack and one of their cars was damaged....cars are`nt even safe in your driveway either... >:(

They are b@st@rds.
Posted by: MJB, August 15, 2006, 7:22am; Reply: 617
Oh, I'm calm, I'm just fecked off that this happens time and time and time again and nothing gets done about it.

The little w@nkers are causing inconvenience, aggravation and cost to people and get away with it... that's why I'm fuming :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant
Posted by: Elfi, August 15, 2006, 7:35am; Reply: 618
I know....and nothing ever gets done....maybe they`ve been caught on camera....but even then.. >:(
Posted by: MJB, August 15, 2006, 8:27am; Reply: 619
Not on our street, we live in Sh*tshville Town .... :rant
Posted by: Elfi, August 15, 2006, 12:32pm; Reply: 620
Quoted from maxine
Not on our street, we live in Sh*tshville Town .... :rant


Did It happen in your street??? :o I thought your hubby had taken it to work or something... :(

Posted by: MJB, August 15, 2006, 12:36pm; Reply: 621
Outside our house between 11pm last night and 7am this morning :rant :rant
Posted by: Elfi, August 15, 2006, 12:51pm; Reply: 622
Sh$t......do you think they live in your street....maybe they are`nt from the area,I hope not....lessens the chance of it happening again.. >:(
Posted by: Sandra, August 15, 2006, 1:26pm; Reply: 623
Maxine, that's terrible news about your car. You must be so frustrated! How do your neighbours feel about it all? Bet the police have a fair idea who's doing it...  >:(
Posted by: MJB, August 15, 2006, 1:45pm; Reply: 624
The Police are actually coming round this evening (I was gobsmacked, expected a crime no and be told to bugger off!) ... will be interesting to see how that goes...
Posted by: Sandra, August 15, 2006, 1:51pm; Reply: 625
Quoted from maxine
The Police are actually coming round this evening (I was gobsmacked, expected a crime no and be told to bugger off!) ... will be interesting to see how that goes...



Hope it goes well, Maxine. I witnessed a kid smash a car window a few weeks ago, but they didn't catch him, sadly...  >:(
Posted by: nigel2568, August 15, 2006, 2:06pm; Reply: 626
Quoted from Sandra



Hope it goes well, Maxine. I witnessed a kid smash a car window a few weeks ago, but they didn't catch him, sadly...  >:(


Oh didn't you know you need 20/20 vision in the police force. Under 20s you don't see them, over 20s just give them a warning.
Posted by: MJB, August 15, 2006, 4:05pm; Reply: 627
Quoted from Sandra



Hope it goes well, Maxine. I witnessed a kid smash a car window a few weeks ago, but they didn't catch him, sadly...  >:(



I know they won't catch the scrotes who did it; but it'll be interesting to see what they say/do...

Probably nothing really, but at least they put in an appearance. It'd be nice if they refunded the 83 it cost to replace the tyres ... yes, I know, I know ..... :rant

Actually, if we took 'em to court (IF we knew who they were) we'd probably be ordered to pay them 83 for violating their precious human rights..... :rant :rant :rant
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 15, 2006, 4:15pm; Reply: 628
Well Maxine my friend, I hope everything is ok and I hope you are ok.........oh and the car
Posted by: Elfi, August 15, 2006, 4:43pm; Reply: 629
I used to say that the sh$ts in this world greatly out number decsent folk....and I was told that I was a pessimist....I still have`nt changed my mind....cos it`s true. >:(
Posted by: corky100, August 15, 2006, 9:43pm; Reply: 630
Sorry to hear the bad news, as you know I know exactly how you feel and have every hope that they will catch them. Sadly I doubt it, but good luck to you anyway. If they do maybe you could have his 'caps as a replacement.....:D

Just hope it was a one off.
Posted by: MJB, August 16, 2006, 6:42am; Reply: 631
Quoted from elpatt
I used to say that the sh$ts in this world greatly out number decsent folk....and I was told that I was a pessimist....I still have`nt changed my mind....cos it`s true. >:(



How right is this statement...

(clap) Well said elpatt

Posted by: MJB, August 16, 2006, 6:43am; Reply: 632
Quoted from corky100
Sorry to hear the bad news, as you know I know exactly how you feel and have every hope that they will catch them. Sadly I doubt it, but good luck to you anyway. If they do maybe you could have his 'caps as a replacement.....:D

Just hope it was a one off.



Thanks corky - I know they won't catch them. There's more chance of me w*****g the Pope!  :o :o

And... surprise, surprise, the Police didn't turn up last night..... ::) ::)
Posted by: Elfi, August 16, 2006, 7:20am; Reply: 633
So they had you sitting waiting for them,and did`nt show?....that`s good community relations... :(

I have this vision of you and the Pope,Maxine,.... :D like a Monty Python sketch... :D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 16, 2006, 10:19am; Reply: 634
That sucks. Both the car and the police...  >:(

It should be hunting season all year round on people like that  8) (with price money to the best hunter)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 16, 2006, 10:30am; Reply: 635
I hope everythings ok now Maxine
Posted by: corky100, August 16, 2006, 10:59am; Reply: 636
Quoted from maxine


Thanks corky - I know they won't catch them. There's more chance of me w*****g the Pope!  :o :o

And... surprise, surprise, the Police didn't turn up last night..... ::) ::)



I heard he Pope has read this and is on his way round, lucky chap!! Send me the photos! :D:D:D
And the Police? Suprise? not really. What else can you expect in an evening when the Pizza Shops are open.......
Posted by: Elfi, August 16, 2006, 12:12pm; Reply: 637
Quoted from corky100



I heard he Pope has read this and is on his way round, lucky chap!! Send me the photos! :D:D:D
And the Police? Suprise? not really. What else can you expect in an evening when the Pizza Shops are open.......


:D :D :D

Posted by: MJB, August 16, 2006, 12:18pm; Reply: 638
Quoted from corky100

I heard he Pope has read this and is on his way round, lucky chap!! Send me the photos! :D:D:D


Ohh! they'll be offered to the highest bidder!  ;) ;) ;)


Quoted Text
And the Police? Suprise? not really. What else can you expect in an evening when the Pizza Shops are open.......



Actually, they showed up this morning - and they think they have an idea who are doing this.

Two kids who were released from a YOI two weeks ago (after being put away for the same offence); and during the past 2 weeks, the Police have received 3-4 reports of the same crime.

Dim kids or what? (banghead)

Still, at least it might mean someone gets some kind of punishment - I'd rather they allowed me to do the punishing though....  :D
Posted by: MJB, August 16, 2006, 12:19pm; Reply: 639
Quoted from elpatt

I have this vision of you and the Pope,Maxine,.... :D like a Monty Python sketch... :D



It'd be funnier than that!!!  ;D ;D ;D :P
Posted by: MJB, August 16, 2006, 12:20pm; Reply: 640
Quoted from Love42
That sucks. Both the car and the police...  >:(

It should be hunting season all year round on people like that  8) (with price money to the best hunter)



Update on the Police already posted!

Re: second sentence - nice one!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 16, 2006, 12:49pm; Reply: 641
Quoted from maxine
I'd rather they allowed me to do the punishing though....  :D


;D

Posted by: Sandra, August 16, 2006, 12:58pm; Reply: 642
Glad the police turned up, Maxine, even though they were late.  :-/
Keep us posted.  :)

Would also like pics of you and the pope, if the cat hasn't eaten them yet!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 16, 2006, 6:28pm; Reply: 643
well, at least the police did turn up, and there is a result in the end.
Posted by: corky100, August 16, 2006, 9:05pm; Reply: 644
Well, you got more attention there than we ever get!! Good one. Heres hoping they get them and sling em back in a darkened room with rats in. And no Playstation.

...and the pope pics...I asked first!! :D:D:D
Posted by: corky100, August 16, 2006, 9:05pm; Reply: 645
Well, you got more attention there than we ever get!! Good one. Heres hoping they get them and sling em back in a darkened room with rats in. And no Playstation.

...and the pope pics...I asked first!! :D:D:D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 16, 2006, 9:43pm; Reply: 646
I don't know if I should be asking this but, what the yeck is a Yob?, I haven't heared of it, until a couple of days ago
Posted by: corky100, August 16, 2006, 9:56pm; Reply: 647
Yob: Scally, thug, layabout, gang member, anyone who just exists to cause trouble.....
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 16, 2006, 10:06pm; Reply: 648
Oh, thank you Corky it's been in head for the past two days. Thank god I know now, thank you Corky
Posted by: corky100, August 16, 2006, 10:08pm; Reply: 649
There are many in here who would like to see them make use of themselves. Like moving targets, etc....:D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 16, 2006, 10:13pm; Reply: 650
or Dummys
Posted by: Elfi, August 17, 2006, 6:48am; Reply: 651
Quoted from corky100
There are many in here who would like to see them make use of themselves. Like moving targets, etc....:D


Oh....that`d be nice.. :D

Posted by: MJB, August 17, 2006, 7:17am; Reply: 652
Quoted from corky100

...and the pope pics...I asked first!! :D:D:D


How much are you prepared to pay???  ;) ;)

He's a very nice chap it has to be said.... :angel

Posted by: Elfi, August 17, 2006, 7:28am; Reply: 653
God loves a trier.... :D ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 17, 2006, 7:41am; Reply: 654
I'm very trying sometimes... ask my parents or hubby :rofl :rofl
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 17, 2006, 11:18am; Reply: 655
I would pay you 1p to see them Maxine
Posted by: MJB, August 17, 2006, 12:28pm; Reply: 656
Quoted from corky100
There are many in here who would like to see them make use of themselves. Like moving targets, etc....:D



Only if we can use live ammunition......  :D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 17, 2006, 1:26pm; Reply: 657
I'm with you on that one Maxine
Posted by: Sandra, August 17, 2006, 1:36pm; Reply: 658
Quoted from Stephanie
I don't know if I should be asking this but, what the yeck is a Yob?, I haven't heared of it, until a couple of days ago



thickoos to you, Stephanie!  :)
Posted by: Sandra, August 17, 2006, 1:39pm; Reply: 659
Quoted from corky100
Well, you got more attention there than we ever get!! Good one. Heres hoping they get them and sling em back in a darkened room with rats in. And no Playstation.

...and the pope pics...I asked first!! :D:D:D



Well, I do have a picture of the pope that my friend gave me, but they missed Maxine off that one..  :(
Posted by: MJB, August 17, 2006, 2:28pm; Reply: 660
Mine shall only go to the highest bidder :D :D:D
Posted by: omj, August 17, 2006, 2:41pm; Reply: 661
Your car troubles are a bummer, Maxine - are you bothering with the insurance?

I had my hubcaps nicked when the car was new, and I was in rented accommodation. I suspected a fellow tennant - no proof, of course.
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 17, 2006, 3:37pm; Reply: 662
Totally agree with you Sandra, Thickoos
Posted by: corky100, August 17, 2006, 5:14pm; Reply: 663
Quoted from maxine


How much are you prepared to pay???  ;) ;)


I'm sure we can come to some arrangement....;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 17, 2006, 5:36pm; Reply: 664
Like 10p...........................or maybe higher like...11p :P
Posted by: NeilT, August 17, 2006, 11:33pm; Reply: 665
oh... we have an auction going ;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 17, 2006, 11:36pm; Reply: 666
Do we have 12p, or will we stay at 11p
Posted by: MJB, August 18, 2006, 12:28pm; Reply: 667
Quoted from omj
Your car troubles are a bummer, Maxine - are you bothering with the insurance?




No point omj, the excess is 100  >:(

Posted by: MJB, August 18, 2006, 12:30pm; Reply: 668
Quoted from corky100


I'm sure we can come to some arrangement....;)



(think) I need at least a five figure sum, but may only sell at a six figure......  ;) ;) ;)

Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 18, 2006, 12:32pm; Reply: 669
Ok, do we have 7??
Posted by: MJB, August 18, 2006, 12:47pm; Reply: 670
What? Million? Won't take less than that :P
Posted by: Elfi, August 18, 2006, 2:55pm; Reply: 671
These pics are :tnt...hot stuff....worth every penny of 7 million... :D :D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 18, 2006, 4:42pm; Reply: 672
Or 8 Million.................................or even 10 million
Posted by: MJB, August 18, 2006, 4:52pm; Reply: 673
Quoted from elpatt
These pics are :tnt...hot stuff....worth every penny of 7 million... :D :D



ENGLISH POUNDS THAT IS!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 18, 2006, 7:58pm; Reply: 674
:D :D :D
Posted by: NeilT, August 18, 2006, 9:24pm; Reply: 675
So, what is the weather going to be like for the end of next week... the bank holiday?
Posted by: Elfi, August 18, 2006, 9:53pm; Reply: 676
Dunno...it`s rainging really heavy here now....are you going somewhere nice ? :)
Posted by: nigel2568, August 19, 2006, 12:45am; Reply: 677
Ive just found a smiley for OMJ,  What do you think ?

Posted by: Elfi, August 19, 2006, 7:55am; Reply: 678
Quoted from nigel2568
Ive just found a smiley for OMJ,  What do you think ?



That`s brilliant....she`ll love it... :D ;D

Posted by: Sandra, August 19, 2006, 10:11am; Reply: 679
Quoted from elpatt
Dunno...it`s rainging really heavy here now....are you going somewhere nice ? :)



a place that isn't even on the map  :D
Posted by: Elfi, August 19, 2006, 11:18am; Reply: 680
Should be interesting... ;) Don`t get lost... :D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 19, 2006, 11:47am; Reply: 681
It's been raining here too, I'm surprised we haven't had Thunder yet
Posted by: Sandra, August 19, 2006, 9:37pm; Reply: 682
Quoted from elpatt
Should be interesting... ;) Don`t get lost... :D



Hmm, even if I find it OK, apparently there is a causeway that can only be crossed when the tide is out... good job I like an adventure, eh?  :D
Posted by: corky100, August 19, 2006, 10:26pm; Reply: 683
Have a good Trip, and let us know if it went well, even if we had 2 days of Thunder here and near-constant ran next week couldn't be any worse.
Think we'll have a trip out, maybe Snowden or something like that..... Good thing is where I work in Wirral they have a thing that some bank holidays they have two days instead of the customary one, so I get a rather long weekend...:D
Posted by: Sandra, August 19, 2006, 10:59pm; Reply: 684
I'm looking forward to going away, but have 5 mornings to work first. Last week went well, but we have different kids this coming week. I know two of them, but there are 10 all together...  :o
Still recovering from last week, though glad I didn't have to work today.  :)

Double bank holidays sound handy - does that make it all worth it in the end, Corky?  ;)
Posted by: corky100, August 19, 2006, 11:22pm; Reply: 685
It's like having a week off Sandra, and it gives you a day to rest after a long day out...:D:D:D

Good luck with the kids! I know how hard it can be!!
Posted by: Elfi, August 20, 2006, 8:09am; Reply: 686
I don`t even get Bank Hoildays off.. :'(

And if Christmas Day is a week day,I still have to go in,but can leave 1-2 hours earlier..yippee. :(

Hopefully something great or good will come up on the job front before that....then I`m off. ;D
Posted by: Sandra, August 20, 2006, 10:29am; Reply: 687
Quoted from elpatt
I don`t even get Bank Hoildays off.. :'(

And if Christmas Day is a week day,I still have to go in,but can leave 1-2 hours earlier..yippee. :(

Hopefully something great or good will come up on the job front before that....then I`m off. ;D



fingers crossed for you, Elpatt.  :K)
Posted by: Elfi, August 20, 2006, 11:43am; Reply: 688
Thanks.....anyone know of anything going..... :D ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 20, 2006, 3:44pm; Reply: 689
I can't wait for my next holiday ;), I hope it's tomorrow ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 20, 2006, 8:01pm; Reply: 690
This time next week,Sandra and my self should be sat around a campfire next to our tent and drinking beer we may even get a chance to make a sandcastle
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 20, 2006, 8:16pm; Reply: 691
Well I hope you have fun and I hope the weather is good for you guys, I'll be at school
Posted by: Sandra, August 20, 2006, 8:50pm; Reply: 692
Quoted from NeilT
This time next week,Sandra and my self should be sat around a campfire next to our tent and drinking beer we may even get a chance to make a sandcastle



It'll be just fab, I'm sure!  :D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 20, 2006, 8:53pm; Reply: 693
I hope it will be yous
Posted by: Sandra, August 20, 2006, 8:56pm; Reply: 694
Quoted from corky100
It's like having a week off Sandra, and it gives you a day to rest after a long day out...:D:D:D

Good luck with the kids! I know how hard it can be!!



Actually, I find other people's kids easier than my own!   ::) :D
Thankfully, I have heard others say the same - including a serior childcare worker, or I'd be worried...  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, August 20, 2006, 9:36pm; Reply: 695
you have not seen rain, till you have seen rain at Shell Island ;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 20, 2006, 9:41pm; Reply: 696
You have not seen rain, until you reach Scotland
Posted by: omj, August 20, 2006, 11:22pm; Reply: 697
Quoted from nigel2568
Ive just found a smiley for OMJ,  What do you think ?



Thank you.

Which is me?

Posted by: MJB, August 21, 2006, 6:54am; Reply: 698
Neil & Sandra, how long you away for?

We're off on hols on Saturday for a whole week... at the moment, it feels like I'm planning to go to heaven (without being dead of course :P) because 2006 has been a bit of an uphill so far; so it'll be nice to reach the top and chill out for seven whole days :) :) :)
Posted by: Elfi, August 21, 2006, 7:30am; Reply: 699
Hope you have a lovely time,you deserve it......and hubby too,since he`s been a rock..... ;) ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 21, 2006, 7:36am; Reply: 700
He's been something! (wink_2)


Nah, bless him - he was wonderful. He just like any human being (me included) and has his moments .. we ALL do, and if we say we don't then we're liars!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 21, 2006, 5:37pm; Reply: 701
It depends omj, on what your favourite colour is out off them? ;)
Posted by: NeilT, August 21, 2006, 8:43pm; Reply: 702
I am going to take 2 days of work!!  yes 2 days, and that will be all I have had of in a year!! So going early Thursday and back on the Monday.
Next year I WILL have more time off ;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 21, 2006, 8:50pm; Reply: 703
It will be quiet without you guys, I will missed the funny Neil and the nice Sandra :'(
Posted by: MJB, August 22, 2006, 6:33am; Reply: 704
Quoted from NeilT
I am going to take 2 days of work!!  yes 2 days, and that will be all I have had of in a year!! So going early Thursday and back on the Monday.
Next year I WILL have more time off ;)


(naughty) And make sure you do Mr T ...  ;) ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: Karin c., August 22, 2006, 12:41pm; Reply: 705
Neil and Sandra,
Have a lot of fun and enjoy yourselfs  ;)
Posted by: Elfi, August 22, 2006, 12:45pm; Reply: 706
Quoted from NeilT
This time next week,Sandra and my self should be sat around a campfire next to our tent and drinking beer we may even get a chance to make a sandcastle


No ghost stories,you hear???....Neil is easily frightened... :D :D
Posted by: Elfi, August 22, 2006, 12:46pm; Reply: 707
Quoted from NeilT
I am going to take 2 days of work!!  yes 2 days, and that will be all I have had of in a year!! So going early Thursday and back on the Monday.
Next year I WILL have more time off ;)


WOW  :o What`s brought that on.... :D

Posted by: Sandra, August 22, 2006, 2:07pm; Reply: 708
Quoted from NeilT
I am going to take 2 days of work!!  yes 2 days, and that will be all I have had of in a year!! So going early Thursday and back on the Monday.
Next year I WILL have more time off ;)


Yes, you will, or I will be borrowing Corky's stick!!  :P ;D

Posted by: Sandra, August 22, 2006, 2:09pm; Reply: 709
Maxine, Stephanie, Karin and Elpatt - thanks for your good wishes. As for the ghost stories - they are a must!!  :o
Posted by: MJB, August 22, 2006, 4:04pm; Reply: 710
Quoted from Karin_c.
Neil and Sandra,
Have a lot of fun and enjoy yourselfs  ;)




What about me?  :'( (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)

We're going away for seven whole days!! (dance) :D :D :D (dance)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 22, 2006, 4:07pm; Reply: 711
Your welcome Sandra and Maxine, I hope you have a good time where ever you are going
Posted by: MJB, August 22, 2006, 4:16pm; Reply: 712
Eh? I haven't thanked you for anything......
Posted by: MJB, August 22, 2006, 4:17pm; Reply: 713
Quoted from elpatt


WOW  :o What`s brought that on.... :D



I think he's realised his life is running past and he has GOT to slow down!  ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 22, 2006, 4:18pm; Reply: 714
No, I meant that I wanted you have a good time.......Sorry!
Posted by: Elfi, August 22, 2006, 5:16pm; Reply: 715
Quoted from maxine




What about me?  :'( (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)

We're going away for seven whole days!! (dance) :D :D :D (dance)


You are wished the loveliest of times and a happy holiday.. ;D not that you`ll need the wishes,you lucky thing... ;D :K)
Posted by: Steph, August 22, 2006, 6:06pm; Reply: 716
I'm gonna cover this for everyone as I'm being bloody slow in responding -

To all those who are going away, have a good time, hope the weather bodes well and have a great time chilling out.

Catch you later!
Posted by: Sandra, August 22, 2006, 8:52pm; Reply: 717
Thanks Steph - wellies are packed and watch the news in case we get washed away by these high "spring" tides next week...  8)

Maxine, rub it in, why don't you??    :P  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 22, 2006, 9:02pm; Reply: 718
well, I am looking forward to getting back to nature, and roughing it a litlle, just hope we have some dry days :)
Posted by: 9 (Guest), August 22, 2006, 9:09pm; Reply: 719

May I also add to all those going away that you have a good time  with nice weather and no worries ;)



Posted by: corky100, August 23, 2006, 12:07am; Reply: 720
Happy Holidays everyone! Happy New Year! Happy Hannukah! Happy Chri.......

Ow... so thats where my big stick went

Have a good one anyway!!!!
Posted by: MJB, August 23, 2006, 6:29am; Reply: 721
Quoted from Sandra

Maxine, rub it in, why don't you??    :P  ;D



Erm, OK. We are going for seven days on the English Riviera!!!!!  :P ;D ;D ;D ;D


(rofl)

Posted by: MJB, August 23, 2006, 6:30am; Reply: 722
Quoted from corky100
Ow... so thats where my big stick went




Now come on corky, you KNOW I've got your big stick....  :P ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: Sandra, August 23, 2006, 12:59pm; Reply: 723
Well... so far the forcast is for cloud, maybe a bit of sun/light rain and cool - typical British summer, basically!  8)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 23, 2006, 3:11pm; Reply: 724
Well, I hope Sandra and Maxine have a great holiday and a great time ( can I come with yous, she says laughing :D :D :D, I was having a joke, I hate school and tomorrow I'm cooking fruit kebab and dip......I have never tried kebab before)
Posted by: omj, August 23, 2006, 6:28pm; Reply: 725
Happy Hols from me too!
Posted by: NeilT, August 23, 2006, 7:48pm; Reply: 726
Hey to-day was just perfect for camping Ha!
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 23, 2006, 8:35pm; Reply: 727
Oh, I forgot..............I hope Sandra, Neil and Maxine have a great time and I hope it all goes well for you guys ;)
Posted by: Elfi, August 23, 2006, 8:35pm; Reply: 728
Quoted from corky100
Happy Holidays everyone! Happy New Year! Happy Hannukah! Happy Chri.......

Ow... so thats where my big stick went

Have a good one anyway!!!!



eh?? explain yourself young man.... ;D :D
Posted by: corky100, August 23, 2006, 11:00pm; Reply: 729
Quoted from Elfi

eh?? explain yourself young man.... ;D :D


Ooo, flattery will get you nowhere.....:D:D:D

Just the Corky sense of humour. I have one you know......:D

Posted by: MJB, August 24, 2006, 6:40am; Reply: 730
Quoted from Elfi



eh?? explain yourself young man.... ;D :D



Thought you went to bed at half nine young lady?! (naughty)



(wink_2):rofl :rofl (wink_2)
Posted by: Elfi, August 24, 2006, 12:28pm; Reply: 731
Quoted from MJB



Thought you went to bed at half nine young lady?! (naughty)



(wink_2):rofl :rofl (wink_2)



I did`nt get that far....made a cup of coffee and thought I`d have a nosey around here. ;D Got to bed at 11pm. :K)
Posted by: Elfi, August 24, 2006, 12:30pm; Reply: 732
Quoted from corky100


Ooo, flattery will get you nowhere.....:D:D:D

Just the Corky sense of humour. I have one you know......:D




I know you have a great sense of humour. :K)
Posted by: Elfi, August 24, 2006, 12:31pm; Reply: 733
Quoted from omj
Happy Hols from me too!


Hi there OMJ....don`t get to see you much these days....how`s things?.. ;)
Posted by: MJB, August 24, 2006, 12:37pm; Reply: 734
Quoted from Elfi



I did`nt get that far....made a cup of coffee and thought I`d have a nosey around here. ;D Got to bed at 11pm. :K)


That's why I didn't text you back! Wasn't at home until half ten but didn't want to wake you!!!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 24, 2006, 12:48pm; Reply: 735
You`re a good girl Maxine... :K) :D :D :D
Posted by: omj, August 24, 2006, 3:47pm; Reply: 736
Quoted from Elfi


Hi there OMJ....don`t get to see you much these days....how`s things?.. ;)


Things is things! I'm usually here, even when not posting.

Posted by: MJB, August 24, 2006, 4:33pm; Reply: 737
Quoted from Elfi
You`re a good girl Maxine... :K) :D :D :D


Always..... (sunny)(pray)(sunny) (she says crossing her fingers!!!)  :D ;D :D ;D

Posted by: Elfi, August 24, 2006, 4:55pm; Reply: 738
Quoted from MJB


Always..... (sunny)(pray)(sunny) (she says crossing her fingers!!!)  :D ;D :D ;D



How you gonna lift that glass like that???... :D :D
Posted by: MJB, August 25, 2006, 6:38am; Reply: 739
Use a straw!!!!!  :D :D :D


(beer))
Posted by: colcol, August 25, 2006, 1:45pm; Reply: 740
or use some "chop-sticks"...
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 25, 2006, 2:14pm; Reply: 741
or two straws, one after the other ;D
Posted by: corky100, August 28, 2006, 9:43pm; Reply: 742
Hope y'all had a great holiday, mine was a bit busy so no trip out :( but I'm off for a week to terrorise Cornwall in October (yippeeee)
We have a Thunderstorm over us now but Its great to watch the lightning in the night sky...:D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 28, 2006, 10:13pm; Reply: 743
It's been great weather over, thought a bit cold, tonight I saw a shooting star and it was amazing. I have never seen anything like it before. I have been tired everytime I come home from school and I have lots of homework. As you guys can all see that I'm doing my second collection and I don't have my first collection with me, ecause people around my school are reading it a t the moment. That would be good, if I could put up my comments document page and then you guys can all tell me what you think of them all. I had a boring weekend and I am glad to be back to school (weird if you'll ask me), don't why I feel glad to back, maybe it's because I miss my friends :'(. Friday is going to be a tough day for me guys, so if I'm not in the mood or I'm really upset, is because that on the 1'st of September my mum died and on Friday will be two years since she died and I don't really want to go to school on that day, mainly because I will cry in front of everyone. I have crying lot about her lately and I keep thinking that she is in the stars looking down at me. Anyway, I will tell more about it on the day, it might get all that sadness out of me.
I hope everyone had a good week or weekend?
Posted by: NeilT, August 29, 2006, 8:32pm; Reply: 744
we wanted to see a shooting star...
Simon my eldest was 15 to-day..... now that does make me feel old!
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 29, 2006, 9:32pm; Reply: 745
I take it, it was his was his birthday today?
Posted by: Sandra, August 29, 2006, 9:36pm; Reply: 746
Quoted from NeilT
we wanted to see a shooting star...
Simon my eldest was 15 to-day..... now that does make me feel old!



the time to worry is when your youngest is 15  ;)
wonder if he'll still be predicting thunder storms then?  :-/

Posted by: NeilT, August 29, 2006, 9:55pm; Reply: 747
could have been worse, he could have predicted a riot !
Posted by: Sandra, August 29, 2006, 10:06pm; Reply: 748
Quoted from NeilT
could have been worse, he could have predicted a riot !



...or a pirate invasion!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 29, 2006, 11:51pm; Reply: 749
r..rrr said captain Blackbeard....
Posted by: Elfi, August 30, 2006, 1:44pm; Reply: 750
Quoted from corky100
Hope y'all had a great holiday, mine was a bit busy so no trip out :( but I'm off for a week to terrorise Cornwall in October (yippeeee)
We have a Thunderstorm over us now but Its great to watch the lightning in the night sky...:D



We a storm a couple of nights ago....I was a bit nervous of the lightening...silly I know. ;D

It has rained heavily here for days....I try not to think about Noah and the Ark  :B The drains are`nt coping and the water is flowing in the roads... :(
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 30, 2006, 3:57pm; Reply: 751
One night I saw a star, it was show different colours, it was a sort of greyish brown, it was weird.
I feel sorry for the planet Pluto :'(, it's not a planet anymore, it's a dwarf and there are some other dwarfs
Posted by: Elfi, August 30, 2006, 4:12pm; Reply: 752
Eh???  :-/

My sister-in-law`s a Dwarf....(not really,but she`s small and has a big mouth) I can`t stand her. ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 30, 2006, 5:29pm; Reply: 753
I don't understand it either, maybe I should ask my brother, because it was him who told me
Posted by: Steph, August 30, 2006, 6:43pm; Reply: 754
Quoted from NeilT
we wanted to see a shooting star...
Simon my eldest was 15 to-day..... now that does make me feel old!


Not as old as I do - Mathew my step son  turned 18 at the weekend!

Posted by: Elfi, August 30, 2006, 7:52pm; Reply: 755
Don`t worry about it....there are many things sent to try us.Like when some dippy old bat asks if that`s your wee grandson....when it`s actually your 6 year old son.:rant
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 30, 2006, 8:28pm; Reply: 756
Are your kids at school yet Elpatt??????
Posted by: corky100, August 30, 2006, 8:28pm; Reply: 757
I get the other way round, Mrs Corky has a 4 yr old grandson. Guess whos mistaken for the dad.....:)
Posted by: Elfi, August 30, 2006, 8:47pm; Reply: 758
Quoted from corky100
I get the other way round, Mrs Corky has a 4 yr old grandson. Guess whos mistaken for the dad.....:)


Well I suppose last week was better.....I was in a shop with my son (26) and my other son(6....I know,I`ve wondered about it myself ;)) and the assisstant thought my eldest was my husband.. ;D

And yes Stephanie....Connor started today and Vicki starts on Monday. ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 30, 2006, 9:02pm; Reply: 759
like I said before, peace and quiet ;D and for my dad too
Posted by: Sandra, August 30, 2006, 9:11pm; Reply: 760
Well, after our short holiday I came back to hear of one death (friend of my mum), my uncle in hospital, my best friend just out of hospital, and a colleague's mum has cancer...  :(
On the plus side, another friend gave birth to her 5th baby (a boy).  :)

What an eventful few days!  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, August 30, 2006, 11:26pm; Reply: 761
aint it always stange how we go away for a few days, and much is just the same when we get home, though we think things will be diffrent, yet other things happen...
Posted by: Elfi, August 31, 2006, 12:16pm; Reply: 762
Quoted from NeilT
aint it always stange how we go away for a few days, and much is just the same when we get home, though we think things will be diffrent, yet other things happen...



Very deep Neil.....you off one one again?..  ;) ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 31, 2006, 6:31pm; Reply: 763
I have had a tireing and sad day, things are going to get worst tomorrow....I think I might need help
Posted by: NeilT, August 31, 2006, 8:34pm; Reply: 764
I have my first surgery this Saturday after the summer break.... Oh and also a judge at a local show :)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, August 31, 2006, 9:30pm; Reply: 765
Ok, things are getting a bit upsetting and I think tomorrow is going to be really hard for me
Posted by: NeilT, August 31, 2006, 11:50pm; Reply: 766
Quoted Text
Ok, things are getting a bit upsetting and I think tomorrow is going to be really hard for me
You have a thread going in the agony aunts/uncs section re thiis..... Please keep it there..
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 1, 2006, 11:38am; Reply: 767
Sorry!
Posted by: NeilT, September 1, 2006, 6:45pm; Reply: 768
No problem :rain
Posted by: corky100, September 1, 2006, 7:52pm; Reply: 769
Its the Holidays. If you're off on summer hols or any other you get loads of work to catch up on. Xmas & Easter are better, as you just pick up where you left off, with no backlog :D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 2, 2006, 10:24am; Reply: 770
Sounds like being at school that does
Posted by: NeilT, September 2, 2006, 7:09pm; Reply: 771
the weather here today was crap, and just down the road from me we had a tree fall down!!
Posted by: Elfi, September 2, 2006, 7:36pm; Reply: 772
It`s been raining here for over a week....the rain`s bad enough..but I can`t stand thunder and lightening,none of that tonight tho thank goodness....just rain. ::)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 2, 2006, 8:07pm; Reply: 773
It was just raining here, thank god there was no Thunder.........I'm abit scared of thunder
Posted by: corky100, September 2, 2006, 10:01pm; Reply: 774
Like a good Thunderstorm. As long as I'm not out in it......
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 3, 2006, 9:22am; Reply: 775
I think it's going to rain all day today and I'm going to Edinburgh tonight to see the fireworks and I won't be home until midnight
Posted by: corky100, September 3, 2006, 5:43pm; Reply: 776
Enjoy the Fireworks.....

According to the News we are getting long-term flood alerts amidst the news that Britain is getting Wetter......
Posted by: Elfi, September 3, 2006, 6:51pm; Reply: 777
Quoted from corky100
Like a good Thunderstorm. As long as I'm not out in it......


If I was out in it,I`d be head first into a hedge....I know it would`nt help much,but hey,the mind does play tricks.... ;D

Posted by: corky100, September 3, 2006, 10:14pm; Reply: 778
Don't mind the thunder. Its the millions of volts in the lightning that worries me. I have an ipod you see, and they can be so dangerous in a storm :D
Posted by: Sandra, September 3, 2006, 10:18pm; Reply: 779
Quoted from corky100
Enjoy the Fireworks.....

According to the News we are getting long-term flood alerts amidst the news that Britain is getting Wetter......


Bah humbug - next thing, they will be telling us there are water shortages!!!  ::)
Posted by: Elfi, September 4, 2006, 3:34pm; Reply: 780
Cos people are putting holes in the pipes....and the poor water men are working flat out to fix them.... ::)

It`s lovely here today....wonder what it`ll be like at tea-time.... :D

Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 4, 2006, 5:44pm; Reply: 781
Today has been a tireing day, I have went through 6 periods at school, they were English, IT, break for 15 minutes, Science, PE, lunch for 45 minutes, Art, Modern Studies and then I was at Badminton club for like an hour and a half, or maybe longer, I have homework to do and it's French revision for a test tomorrow, I'm going to be on the computer at times, I'm going tohave my bath at 8:30, then I going to come back on to the computer and then I'm going to bed. God, no wonder I feel dizzy, tired and I have a sore head..........HELP! ::)
Posted by: Elfi, September 4, 2006, 7:58pm; Reply: 782
Quoted from Elfi
Cos people are putting holes in the pipes....and the poor water men are working flat out to fix them.... ::)

It`s lovely here today....wonder what it`ll be like at tea-time.... :D





True to form,it`s pouring again....has been all night. :(
Posted by: NeilT, September 4, 2006, 8:04pm; Reply: 783
Have you ever had "one of those" afternoons !! I feel brain dead
Posted by: Sandra, September 4, 2006, 10:23pm; Reply: 784
Quoted from NeilT
Have you ever had "one of those" afternoons !! I feel brain dead


Yup. Went to the city centre with my daughter as I had business there. Took sandwiches etc. Just as well as we left home at 4pm and got back at 8.30pm! Normally going by metro train is quicker, but there was a "disrupted" service...  :(
I do find entertaining bored children mind-numbing...

Posted by: corky100, September 4, 2006, 10:46pm; Reply: 785
You should try entertaining Bored Adults. Now THATS a challenge.....:D
Posted by: NeilT, September 4, 2006, 10:52pm; Reply: 786
The Metro in Mancheser to-day ground to a halt it had to be stopped... why? cos there are to many buses!!! and this is a 100% true story...
Posted by: corky100, September 4, 2006, 10:59pm; Reply: 787
Don't you just love the way they all come at once though? :D
Posted by: NeilT, September 4, 2006, 11:51pm; Reply: 788
nuff said ;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 5, 2006, 6:47am; Reply: 789
Stop doing that, it's annoying..................someone help me!, please!
Posted by: NeilT, September 5, 2006, 9:46pm; Reply: 790
Help!! did the Beatles do a song about this ;)
Posted by: MJB, September 6, 2006, 6:38am; Reply: 791
Quoted from NeilT
Have you ever had "one of those" afternoons !! I feel brain dead


I'm having one of those lifes!!!!  ;D ;D :P :P

Posted by: MJB, September 6, 2006, 6:39am; Reply: 792
Quoted from NeilT
Help!! did the Beatles do a song about this ;)


Yes, but you have to help yourself in this life.....  8) :D 8)

Posted by: Sandra, September 6, 2006, 1:22pm; Reply: 793
Quoted from corky100
Don't you just love the way they all come at once though? :D


:D :D :D

one way to entertain bored adults...  ;)

Posted by: Elfi, September 6, 2006, 1:48pm; Reply: 794
Quoted from NeilT
Have you ever had "one of those" afternoons !! I feel brain dead



I had this yesterday....put the milk in the bin and an empty coffee jar in the fridge... ;D I`m ok todat tho. :D


Posted by: NeilT, September 6, 2006, 7:20pm; Reply: 795
Class Elpatt, I have done many things like that
Posted by: Steph, September 6, 2006, 7:52pm; Reply: 796
I've been starting things off at work, get side tracked and forget all about them until a couple of hours later, doh!
Posted by: Elfi, September 6, 2006, 8:07pm; Reply: 797
My memory is getting awful too....I stick notes all over the fridge....then forget to check them.....my phone is handy for that tho. ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 6, 2006, 9:33pm; Reply: 798
old age me darling old age  ;D
Posted by: nigel2568, September 6, 2006, 9:36pm; Reply: 799
Corky, I'm intrigued...................................What's the new signature?

I don't think its been asked elswhere.
Posted by: Sandra, September 6, 2006, 10:04pm; Reply: 800
Quoted from Elfi
My memory is getting awful too....I stick notes all over the fridge....then forget to check them.....my phone is handy for that tho. ;D


My trick is to write a shopping list and then forget to bring it to the shop  ::)

Posted by: corky100, September 6, 2006, 10:06pm; Reply: 801
its Japanese Nigel. Its my first name...... To scared to get a tatoo so i took this option instead :D:D:D

I have a link to a name generator if anyone wants to try it is (rather catchily)

http://www.japanesetranslator.co.uk/your-name-in-japanese/
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 6, 2006, 10:12pm; Reply: 802
How interesting Corky???, I quite like it......I'm sort of in to that stuff, you see
My name is pronounced Sutefanii, I would show you, but I don't know how to get it up on this post, I'm a computer wizard
Posted by: corky100, September 6, 2006, 10:16pm; Reply: 803
Stephaie go to photobucket.com, create a free account and you can upload as many pics as you want. Once you have you are given 3 links under each pic. You need the bottom link, and copy it into the post to show the picture.

My Japanese name is 'SUTIIVEN'
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 6, 2006, 10:20pm; Reply: 804
Ok Corky, I will try tomorrow ;)
Posted by: Elfi, September 7, 2006, 6:21am; Reply: 805
Quoted from NeilT
old age me darling old age  ;D



Speak for yourself....I`m putting it down to too much to do... ;D :D

I`m going to try it later Corky....if I get right....it`ll be a miracle.. ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 7, 2006, 6:31am; Reply: 806
This is what the name "Maxine" looks like in Japanese:



It is pronounced "MAKUSHIIN". (Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. "A" sounds like a in father, but shorter. "I" sounds like ee in meet, but shorter. "U" sounds like oo in hook, but with less rounding of the lips. Double vowels like "II" are held for twice the duration of single vowels.)

---- hmmm, didn't copy the chinese bit... (banghead); but at least you can see all the gumph with it!!! ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Steph, September 7, 2006, 10:09am; Reply: 807
This is mine...

It is pronounced "SUTEFANII". (Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. "A" sounds like a in father, but shorter. "I" sounds like ee in meet, but shorter. "U" sounds like oo in hook, but with less rounding of the lips. "E" sounds like e in met. Double vowels like "II" are held for twice the duration of single vowels.)

I'm still confused after reading on how to pronounce it!!
Posted by: Elfi, September 7, 2006, 11:52am; Reply: 808
My name is: Eren.....pretty straight forward eh?  ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 7, 2006, 8:05pm; Reply: 809
Quoted from Elfi
My name is: Eren.....pretty straight forward eh?  ;D


You didn't visit that link, did you......admit it :D:D:D
Posted by: Elfi, September 7, 2006, 8:40pm; Reply: 810
Wot??? you told me to... :D
Posted by: nigel2568, September 7, 2006, 9:02pm; Reply: 811
and my name....NAIJERU

basically its pronounced as you would in English. :D
Posted by: Elfi, September 7, 2006, 9:06pm; Reply: 812
How come your names all look foreign...but EREN is so,...well.....I mean... :D

I suppose it sounds like The Emerald Isle...Erin... ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 7, 2006, 9:17pm; Reply: 813
I thought you were taking the mickey (with pronounciation) a little there elpatt, sorry!! :D:D:D
Posted by: Elfi, September 7, 2006, 9:21pm; Reply: 814
Did you really....would I do that?.. ;D

See what I mean....even you thought there was something wrong with it. ;)
Posted by: Sandra, September 7, 2006, 9:55pm; Reply: 815
Surprise, surprise - I'm Saandora!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 7, 2006, 10:25pm; Reply: 816
Mnnn NIIRU
Posted by: Elfi, September 7, 2006, 10:42pm; Reply: 817
Quoted from Sandra
Surprise, surprise - I'm Saandora!  ;D



Really???...I feel better now. ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 7, 2006, 11:06pm; Reply: 818
Quoted from NeilT
Mnnn NIIRU


Its a Lovely squiggle though Neil..... ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 7, 2006, 11:08pm; Reply: 819
looks like some-one on their back.... :P
Posted by: NeilT, September 7, 2006, 11:15pm; Reply: 820
Turn it the other way up it is a smilie! Now that is a freak!!!
Posted by: Elfi, September 7, 2006, 11:26pm; Reply: 821
He looks a bit unsure does`nt he?....do you think he`s alright?  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, September 7, 2006, 11:52pm; Reply: 822
I find this a little spooky  :o
Posted by: omj, September 8, 2006, 1:24am; Reply: 823
My name is pronounced 'ORUWEN'


Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 8, 2006, 6:11am; Reply: 824
Hey, Neil's signs look like a face when they're upwards, I'm quite into this stuff, I find it great
Posted by: Elfi, September 8, 2006, 4:59pm; Reply: 825
Quoted from NeilT
I find this a little spooky  :o



LOL....Why? :)
Posted by: NeilT, September 8, 2006, 6:33pm; Reply: 826
Cos mine is a secret message
Posted by: Elfi, September 8, 2006, 6:39pm; Reply: 827
Dont get all paranoid on us now.....it`s only a name..LOL
Posted by: nigel2568, September 8, 2006, 6:43pm; Reply: 828
I was thinking about this thread last night. Especially about the pronounciation of names.

Think about it, If you asked a japanese person to say your name they would try, in their best English to say your name. It would sound like its pronounced(japanese accent). So the closer the pronouncement, the easier it is for the Japanese to say.

Hope that makes sense to you.  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 8, 2006, 6:52pm; Reply: 829
Yup....but it`s the same for every language isn`t it. :)
Posted by: nigel2568, September 8, 2006, 7:40pm; Reply: 830
Wahay!!!     400 posts up.  It may not seem much to many of you, but for me its a bit of a triumph.

When I joined the forum, I thought I was out of my depth, everyone knew more, had more, and seen more of OMD than I had.

I then messed up my introduction thread by unwittingly posting false statements (i did apologise!)

But now i feel the forum as an extended family (but spend a lot more time with you all)

Posted by: Elfi, September 8, 2006, 7:47pm; Reply: 831
(djparty)          :tnt      :party       :hotstuff

Congratulations Nigel  

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Steph, September 8, 2006, 8:03pm; Reply: 832
Well done mate - you will soon be outstripping me in the post stakes!
Posted by: nigel2568, September 8, 2006, 8:05pm; Reply: 833
Posted by: omj, September 8, 2006, 8:30pm; Reply: 834
So, Nigel - how did you mislead us? If that's not too personal.
Posted by: NeilT, September 8, 2006, 9:00pm; Reply: 835
We are all a friendly lot, though when you first join a forum like this it can be a little daunting :)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 8, 2006, 9:05pm; Reply: 836
You guys are the nice and friendlyest bunch I ever met, you are all my friends
Posted by: Elfi, September 9, 2006, 7:12am; Reply: 837
Quoted from NeilT
We are all a friendly lot, though when you first join a forum like this it can be a little daunting :)


You`re not wrong there  ;D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), September 9, 2006, 12:01pm; Reply: 838
Quoted from nigel2568
Wahay!!!     400 posts up.  It may not seem much to many of you, but for me its a bit of a triumph.


Well done. Congrats. Soon you'll be past me  ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 9, 2006, 1:43pm; Reply: 839
Not bad though Nigel. Took me 2 and a half years to get to 1,000.

But thats because I don't really say much.......:saythat
Posted by: Elfi, September 9, 2006, 2:02pm; Reply: 840
And Tony Blair`s not an @rse   :D :D :D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), September 9, 2006, 2:09pm; Reply: 841
Quoted from Elfi
And Tony Blair`s not an @rse   :D :D :D


He's not?  :o
Posted by: Elfi, September 9, 2006, 2:11pm; Reply: 842
Not if Corky doesnt say much..LOL
Posted by: Sandra, September 9, 2006, 6:37pm; Reply: 843
Quoted from nigel2568
Wahay!!!     400 posts up.  It may not seem much to many of you, but for me its a bit of a triumph.

When I joined the forum, I thought I was out of my depth, everyone knew more, had more, and seen more of OMD than I had.

I then messed up my introduction thread by unwittingly posting false statements (i did apologise!)

But now i feel the forum as an extended family (but spend a lot more time with you all)




You've done well, Nigel! I would add a little and say it's a bit like the extended family meeting down the pub.  ;D
As for not knowing much about OMD, well we can always learn more but that's so for most things in life, eh? I'm glad you stuck with us and hope you stay around.  :)
Posted by: Elfi, September 9, 2006, 7:12pm; Reply: 844
I hope so too.... :K)
Posted by: nigel2568, September 9, 2006, 7:29pm; Reply: 845
Awww thank you.

Posted by: Elfi, September 9, 2006, 7:32pm; Reply: 846
;D ;D ;D

I just got what Sandra said...."extended family"....how nice. ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 9, 2006, 8:39pm; Reply: 847
Its not the quantity, its the quality that counts ;)
Posted by: Elfi, September 9, 2006, 9:57pm; Reply: 848
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 10, 2006, 12:11am; Reply: 849
Quoted from NeilT
Its not the quantity, its the quality that counts ;)


Depends on whether or not you're talking about Beer..... ;D

Oh and Elpatt, Tony Blair Isn't an ar@e... He's a tw@t . He's even turning 'quitting' into a caberet show ;D;D;D That also means I don't say much  ;) ;) ;)
Posted by: Elfi, September 10, 2006, 11:43am; Reply: 850
It would`nt feel right if you did`nt say much.....you`re greatly loved the way you are.. :D :K)

Posted by: nigel2568, September 10, 2006, 2:57pm; Reply: 851
Quoted from omj
So, Nigel - how did you mislead us? If that's not too personal.


These were comments I made when I joined. Though have apologised since as I was badly mistaken onall counts.

I am 38 and live in Birkenhead and used to drive past the famed red telephone box outside the Railway Inn on a regular basis. Unfortunately the box has now gone. (Too many souvenir hunters)

I do know however, the phone number got changed many years ago. Cant think why !!! This was in fact true, but the original number is now back.

Did I feel such an idiot after that lot !!! :-/
Posted by: NeilT, September 10, 2006, 7:04pm; Reply: 852
6323003 :)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 10, 2006, 8:21pm; Reply: 853
Don't feel bad Nigel...........your a nice man with feelings
Posted by: corky100, September 10, 2006, 9:11pm; Reply: 854
Keep an eye on that phone box next time you drive by Nigel..... haven't been there for a few weeks now. Wouldn't want it to go walkies!! ;D;D;D
Posted by: Sandra, September 10, 2006, 9:48pm; Reply: 855
Quoted from NeilT
Its not the quantity, its the quality that counts ;)


Very true, very true. But is there such a thing as "too much of a good thing?"  ;D

Posted by: NeilT, September 10, 2006, 10:32pm; Reply: 856
Quoted Text
But is there such a thing as "too much of a good thing?"
No  ;D

Must put on my list of things to do... is the take Sandra to see the phone box that Corky saved  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 11, 2006, 6:58am; Reply: 857
Quoted from Elfi
And Tony Blair`s not an @rse   :D :D :D


Oh yes he fecking well is  >:( >:( >:(

Posted by: Elfi, September 11, 2006, 11:24am; Reply: 858
Calm down girl..... :D ;D :K)
Posted by: MJB, September 11, 2006, 11:50am; Reply: 859
No. He's an obnoxious b'stard who (as corky says) can't even fecking resign "normally".

What a tw@t :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant
Posted by: Elfi, September 11, 2006, 2:42pm; Reply: 860
You`ll be needing your Blood Pressure checked.... ;D
Posted by: Sandra, September 11, 2006, 9:31pm; Reply: 861
Quoted from Elfi
You`ll be needing your Blood Pressure checked.... ;D


glad you said that... I'd have got

(bash))

;D
Posted by: Sandra, September 11, 2006, 9:32pm; Reply: 862
Quoted from NeilT
No  ;D

Must put on my list of things to do... is the take Sandra to see the phone box that Corky saved  ;D


sounds fun  ;D

Posted by: NeilT, September 11, 2006, 9:47pm; Reply: 863
We can have a drink in the Railway....
Posted by: Sandra, September 11, 2006, 10:05pm; Reply: 864
Quoted from NeilT
We can have a drink in the Railway....


ah, could this be near the phonebox??   :)

Posted by: NeilT, September 11, 2006, 10:20pm; Reply: 865
Bang on  ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 11, 2006, 10:44pm; Reply: 866
cant drive by the phonebox without checking if the railways open, can you? lol
Posted by: NeilT, September 11, 2006, 10:47pm; Reply: 867
just got to be done ;)
Posted by: MJB, September 12, 2006, 6:42am; Reply: 868
Quoted from Elfi
You`ll be needing your Blood Pressure checked.... ;D


That was done last Thursday....

Posted by: MJB, September 12, 2006, 6:42am; Reply: 869
Quoted from Sandra


glad you said that... I'd have got

(bash))

;D


don't be so paranoid Sandra!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: Sandra, September 13, 2006, 6:23am; Reply: 870
About the blood pressure thing, Maxine...

Maybe it's just that I know for myself, I can get fed up with others telling me what to do!!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 14, 2006, 2:18pm; Reply: 871
Quoted from Sandra
About the blood pressure thing, Maxine...

Maybe it's just that I know for myself, I can get fed up with others telling me what to do!!  ;D


Neil.....do you hear that!   :)

Posted by: NeilT, September 14, 2006, 3:20pm; Reply: 872
eh  ??)
Posted by: Elfi, September 14, 2006, 3:22pm; Reply: 873
Stop telling Sandra what to do  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 14, 2006, 9:00pm; Reply: 874
Quoted Text
Stop telling Sandra what to do
she would slap me if I did  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 14, 2006, 9:07pm; Reply: 875
:D :D :D
Posted by: Sandra, September 14, 2006, 9:34pm; Reply: 876
Actually, Neil you are one person who should tell me what to do!  :K)
Posted by: NeilT, September 14, 2006, 10:06pm; Reply: 877
I do try  :)
Posted by: Elfi, September 15, 2006, 1:46pm; Reply: 878
Get a room.lol  ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 15, 2006, 8:43pm; Reply: 879
I can see the frying pan coming in your direction soon Neil....;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 15, 2006, 9:21pm; Reply: 880
Or a stick :D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 16, 2006, 2:32pm; Reply: 881
I might change my name to something else, I'm getting quite bored with Stephanie
Posted by: Karin c., September 17, 2006, 9:09pm; Reply: 882
I might change my name to something else, I'm getting quite bored with Stephanie


I like your new name Stephanie and your avatar too (c00 d00d) ;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 17, 2006, 9:13pm; Reply: 883
Thank you Karin..........I think it's better
Posted by: Sandra, September 18, 2006, 2:38pm; Reply: 884
Quoted from corky100
I can see the frying pan coming in your direction soon Neil....;D


Uh?  ??)

Posted by: Karin c., September 18, 2006, 2:51pm; Reply: 885
Quoted from Sandra


Uh?  ??)



I don"t know what that means too Sandra  ;)
Posted by: Elfi, September 18, 2006, 2:56pm; Reply: 886
It was said by Corky....when he thought ,(like me),that Sandra was implying Neil tells her what to do....our mistake.....sorted!  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, September 18, 2006, 5:25pm; Reply: 887
so is this box one of two, or box two of one... but what was in box two was not was what in box one ;)
Posted by: Elfi, September 18, 2006, 6:25pm; Reply: 888
I hate this quiz... :D ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 18, 2006, 8:13pm; Reply: 889
Its the old waiting-behind-the-door-with-the-fying-pan analogy.....Like what Elaptt said.
I thought it was funny anyway. Bah Humbug, the lot of you. Now you got me all confused...:D:D:D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 18, 2006, 9:36pm; Reply: 890
Tonight I was thinking about that thing we had about nuff.......now tell me how scarey is this, I was looking at one of the threads and I was reading some of the posts and Neil replied saying something, and after what he had said, he put "said nuff".......now I thought I would never hear about again....well, I was wrong....sorry about this Neil, just thought I would say it........eventhough everyone will say it now. ::)

Anyway, how is everyone?......I'm fine before anyone asks, apart from the weather......It's really annoying me , that we in Scotland are going to get rain all week....RAIN MAKES ME SAD and I REALLY HATE IT
>:(
Posted by: Karin c., September 18, 2006, 10:02pm; Reply: 891
I don"t like rain eighter but what can we do about it ?
It"s a part of the nature  ;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 18, 2006, 10:11pm; Reply: 892
Yep.....if we lived in a sunny country and we had sun everyday, we wouldn't live, animals wouldn't live and neither will the plants...that why we need rain, so we, the animals and the plants can live safe (yeah right) and cool life (yeah, thats what some people would say)......though rain can be bad for us as well, because of the floods and what it could do to us.......Well we all have to put up with things in life, it's just that we can't be bother to
Posted by: corky100, September 18, 2006, 10:19pm; Reply: 893
I just don't like rain.......simple as that :D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 18, 2006, 10:24pm; Reply: 894
I love the sight of Snow.....I think it's pretty
Posted by: Sandra, September 18, 2006, 11:18pm; Reply: 895
Firstly, I think I'll keep the frying pan handy just in case it comes in handy, Corky...  ;)
Secondly, I will think very hard  before using it, as I'm sure Neil can give as good as he gets  ;D

Thirdly, to explain the riddle of the boxes - we went to try and buy a wardrobe today from a well known DIY store. It took three people, two ripped open boxes, and two gos on the store computer to acertain that whatever was inside the said boxes were "Box one-of-two, and/ or Box two-of-two"...  ;)
The problem was, what we actually needed to know was whether either of the two boxes was anything to do with the display model that we actually wanted to buy??
The answer to whether this was "Bedroom to Go" in  Box one-of-two and Box two-of-two turned out to be "no". At which point Neil said "there you go", and I replied "So, shall we go, then?"
20mins of bedlam, eh ::)

Did you follow all that?  ;D

this reminded me of my smelly fish story, but I'll save that for another day  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, September 18, 2006, 11:59pm; Reply: 896
Quoted Text
I'm fine before anyone asks, apart from the weather......It's really annoying me , that we in Scotland are going to get rain all week....RAIN MAKES ME SAD and I REALLY HATE IT
ahem... way of topic even for here, as we already have a thread going re the weather....STOP!  :o
Posted by: NeilT, September 19, 2006, 12:04am; Reply: 897
Quoted Text
The answer to whether this was "Bedroom to Go" in  Box one-of-two and Box two-of-two turned out to be "no". At which point Neil said "there you go", and I replied
In short the bedroom to go, had gone.... But it may have been in box one, or maybe box two... but the staff even when we we left, still did not really know what was in box one, or box two  ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 19, 2006, 12:46am; Reply: 898
Quoted from Sandra


Thirdly, to explain the riddle of the boxes - we went to try and buy a wardrobe today from a well known DIY store. It took three people, two ripped open boxes, and two gos on the store computer to acertain that whatever was inside the said boxes were "Box one-of-two, and/ or Box two-of-two"...  ;)
The problem was, what we actually needed to know was whether either of the two boxes was anything to do with the display model that we actually wanted to buy??
The answer to whether this was "Bedroom to Go" in  Box one-of-two and Box two-of-two turned out to be "no". At which point Neil said "there you go", and I replied "So, shall we go, then?"
20mins of bedlam, eh ::)

Did you follow all that?  ;D



Um.......If I said yes, would you believe me? :D:D:D
Posted by: NeilT, September 19, 2006, 1:37am; Reply: 899
No, as that was in box twow and not box three...
Posted by: Elfi, September 19, 2006, 9:43am; Reply: 900
:topicsucks      (peepwall1)    ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, September 20, 2006, 2:15pm; Reply: 901
Quoted from corky100



Um.......If I said yes, would you believe me? :D:D:D


Umm..... nah  :P
I think we both left the shop with a headache  ::)

Posted by: Sandra, September 20, 2006, 2:18pm; Reply: 902
Quoted from Elfi
:topicsucks      (peepwall1)    ;D ;D ;D


then start another  :P ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 22, 2006, 3:44pm; Reply: 903
Ok.

Box 3 of 1...and box 3 of 2......

or was it...box 1 of 3 and box 2 of 3..... ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 22, 2006, 6:37pm; Reply: 904
Tonight at tea time it was fry up time... I really was in the mood for some fried Spam :) This along with some gammon... Any way asked Sandra if she wanted Spam, and I though she said she wanted ham.. so did no spam for her just ham.. Thena at the table Sandra says "thats ham, not spam!  ;D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), September 22, 2006, 7:05pm; Reply: 905
Spam, spam, spam... wonderful spam!  ;)
Posted by: Steph, September 22, 2006, 7:16pm; Reply: 906
my work colleague is going to see Spamalot when they go over to the UK in December, lucky sods!
Posted by: sue, September 23, 2006, 6:56am; Reply: 907
my god is the longest thread... still going lol
just how many years now has this been runnin :D
Posted by: 9 (Guest), September 23, 2006, 7:24am; Reply: 908
Only been here for 2.5 years.  ;) Think it's been running all the time  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 23, 2006, 8:25am; Reply: 909
I would say that it first started about 5 years back? on one of the original forums
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 23, 2006, 8:45am; Reply: 910
Neil, why doesn't the official OMD website not work.........because when I go to click on it, it says page not found........whys that?
Posted by: Karin c., September 23, 2006, 10:13am; Reply: 911
I have that too Stephanie  ;)
It will be fine soon (i think)  8)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 23, 2006, 10:16am; Reply: 912
I wonder whats happened to it
Posted by: NeilT, September 23, 2006, 5:42pm; Reply: 913
I think the official web site is on another outage, also can not get it here
Posted by: corky100, September 25, 2006, 9:11pm; Reply: 914
Its OK, I lent Paul ten bob so the leccy is back on now......... ::)
Posted by: NeilT, September 25, 2006, 10:37pm; Reply: 915
and he did put it in the meter...
Posted by: Elfi, September 26, 2006, 7:31am; Reply: 916
(rofl5)(rofl5)(rofl5)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, September 26, 2006, 2:35pm; Reply: 917
Or, he could have had a good night out with it...and spent it on something like, Beer and Food. :D
Posted by: NeilT, September 26, 2006, 7:57pm; Reply: 918
Just found out that the Baby Bird in Manchester this Sunday has been cancelled... due to the backing band playing for Jarvis Cocker... Now I am gutted as I have waited years to see Steve Jones play live again.. And the real bummer is for the new date in November, I have to do a politic training weekend :(
Posted by: corky100, September 26, 2006, 8:43pm; Reply: 919
You mean you train to be a politician? Better let Cherie know then...;D;D;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 26, 2006, 10:00pm; Reply: 920
that beech ;) I am a big BB fan, can you imagine seeing OMD are going to tour, then at the last moment it is cancelled... then the new dat you can not go... gutttted...
Posted by: corky100, September 26, 2006, 10:05pm; Reply: 921
I know the feeling....remember the cock up of the Guns and Roses Gig at Mancherster Maine road 12 years or so back? Gutted. Cancelled an hour before start off.

And to rub salt in the wound, they made us wait 7 hours at the rearranged gig then only played half a set. And they moaned at us for being ungraeful too.....
Posted by: NeilT, September 26, 2006, 10:21pm; Reply: 922
Have to go and make a sad post on another forum that I run... been meaning to do this for weeks, but now is the time to do it.....  :-/
Posted by: Elfi, September 27, 2006, 8:09am; Reply: 923
Quoted from NeilT
Just found out that the Baby Bird in Manchester this Sunday has been cancelled... due to the backing band playing for Jarvis Cocker... Now I am gutted as I have waited years to see Steve Jones play live again.. And the real bummer is for the new date in November, I have to do a politic training weekend :(


That is a bummer....when will you get another chance then?? :-/
Posted by: Elfi, September 27, 2006, 8:11am; Reply: 924
Quoted from corky100
I know the feeling....remember the cock up of the Guns and Roses Gig at Mancherster Maine road 12 years or so back? Gutted. Cancelled an hour before start off.

And to rub salt in the wound, they made us wait 7 hours at the rearranged gig then only played half a set. And they moaned at us for being ungraeful too.....


I love them too.... did`nt know they were like that with fans tho.... :(
Posted by: corky100, September 27, 2006, 10:06am; Reply: 925
Yeah it was a real downer. Axl had fell out with his girlfriend at the time and stayed in Paris. While we waited all those hours to make it even worse they kept repeating the same Queen Album over and over again......

It was a shame rreally as they were good while they were on, albiet with no lighting as their stage was moved and they borrowed Dire Straits stage. It was rescheduled for a Sunday and they arrived on stage at 7.30, and had to comply with the 9pm noise control order.

Hope You get to see BB soon Neil, not my cup o tea but its definitely a bummer when you look forward to something and its ruined :(
Posted by: NeilT, September 27, 2006, 8:54pm; Reply: 926
well, all I can is "Thats The Way The Mop Flops"
Posted by: Elfi, September 28, 2006, 8:43am; Reply: 927
Quoted from corky100
Yeah it was a real downer. Axl had fell out with his girlfriend at the time and stayed in Paris. While we waited all those hours to make it even worse they kept repeating the same Queen Album over and over again......

It was a shame rreally as they were good while they were on, albiet with no lighting as their stage was moved and they borrowed Dire Straits stage. It was rescheduled for a Sunday and they arrived on stage at 7.30, and had to comply with the 9pm noise control order.

Hope You get to see BB soon Neil, not my cup o tea but its definitely a bummer when you look forward to something and its ruined :(



That`s very unprofessional of Axle ....I`ve heard about bands that go on with a lot worse circumstances in their private life.....wonder if it`s lost them any fans. :(
Posted by: corky100, September 28, 2006, 10:48am; Reply: 928
I think it did at the time. I saw the gig in Paris a few days earlier on Sky and it was brilliant. It was just a shame. But as Neil says.....;D
Posted by: MJB, October 4, 2006, 8:10am; Reply: 929
Quoted from corky100
But as Neil says.....;D


Yup! That's life an all that - OR the way the cookie crumbles.... ;D

Posted by: Steph, October 4, 2006, 6:53pm; Reply: 930
or sh1t happens
Posted by: nigel2568, October 4, 2006, 7:07pm; Reply: 931
or thats the way the mop flops.
Posted by: Elfi, October 4, 2006, 7:13pm; Reply: 932
Or "life`s a beatch"   ;D

           or

"Sod`s Law" ..... could go on and on....but I won`t. :P  ;)
Posted by: nigel2568, October 4, 2006, 7:24pm; Reply: 933
Quoted from Elfi
Or "life`s a beatch"   ;D

           or

"Sod`s Law" ..... could go on and on....but I won`t. :P  ;)


Awww. are you not well ?    :P ;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 4, 2006, 7:28pm; Reply: 934
I`m fine thanks Nigel.....just being realistic. ;)

Don`t do that often.... ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 5, 2006, 7:46am; Reply: 935
Quoted from Steph
or sh1t happens


Does it ever??  :o :o



















Somtimes  :D

Posted by: Steph, October 5, 2006, 11:28am; Reply: 936
one of my favourite sayings is when things are going wrong I tend to say "well that's the sh1t hitting the fan"
Posted by: Elfi, October 5, 2006, 12:30pm; Reply: 937
I use this saying too.....sounds good.  :rant2    :whistle    :whistle   :whistle
Posted by: MJB, October 6, 2006, 6:39am; Reply: 938
There's always...

"Life's a b1tch then you marry a b@stard"

or

"Life's a b@stard then you marry a b1tch"



(Though I married an old fart!!!!, eh Efli??? (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2))
Posted by: Elfi, October 6, 2006, 1:50pm; Reply: 939
Quoted from MJB
There's always...

"Life's a b1tch then you marry a b@stard"

or

"Life's a b@stard then you marry a b1tch"



(Though I married an old fart!!!!, eh Efli??? (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2))


Did the 1st one... ;D

Your marriage looks good to me Maxine.....where`d you get "old farts" then??.... ;D

Posted by: Karin c., October 8, 2006, 9:46pm; Reply: 940
Quoted from nigel2568
or thats the way the mop flops.


You sounds like Neil  ;D


TWINBROTHERS ??????????

:saythat:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Posted by: NeilT, October 8, 2006, 9:48pm; Reply: 941
good job we do not look like each other  ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 10, 2006, 7:03am; Reply: 942
Quoted from Elfi


Your marriage looks good to me Maxine.....where`d you get "old farts" then??.... ;D




It is good actually - I found my old fart in paradise.... or was that the Wortley Arms Pub??  ;) ;)

Posted by: Elfi, October 10, 2006, 1:13pm; Reply: 943
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 12, 2006, 6:45am; Reply: 944
This thread's gone quiet..... quick, get posting or it'll be a short one!!! :rofl (wink_2)
Posted by: Elfi, October 12, 2006, 1:03pm; Reply: 945
Heard a topic on the radio this morning....

Who would you like to be,if you could be anyone else...and I could`nt think of anyone. :D

Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, October 12, 2006, 1:10pm; Reply: 946
I can't either......maybe someone rich :D
Posted by: NeilT, October 12, 2006, 7:49pm; Reply: 947
no it has got to be the longest one...
Posted by: Elfi, October 12, 2006, 7:53pm; Reply: 948
Did I read that right. ;D

You want the longest William???  ;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, October 12, 2006, 10:06pm; Reply: 949
I'm confused here, could someone help me :B
Posted by: corky100, October 12, 2006, 11:10pm; Reply: 950
Gutted now. Saw James Dean Bradfield on Sunday and found out I missed Electric Soft Parade at the Academy the same night. Dammit. ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 13, 2006, 6:54am; Reply: 951
Quoted from Elfi

Who would you like to be,if you could be anyone else...



Madonna for one week to empty her bank accounts into mine!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Maybe I could have been Joan of Arc ... I'm always moaning about the cold!!! :devil

Posted by: MJB, October 13, 2006, 6:56am; Reply: 952
Fantastic (104))


Someone has finally decreased my reputation, thank you whoever you are.... I always knew I was nowhere near perfect, and now you have proved it.... thank you, thank you (djparty)
Posted by: MJB, October 13, 2006, 6:57am; Reply: 953
Yours too elfi!!!!!  ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 13, 2006, 9:59am; Reply: 954
Does`nt bother me.... I have a life. ;D ;D ;D

Hope whoever it is can get it out of their system now.... and get on with their`s.
Posted by: corky100, October 13, 2006, 10:33am; Reply: 955
oooo and mine.

Time to get the big stick out.......... >:( >:(
Posted by: Elfi, October 13, 2006, 10:36am; Reply: 956
It`s exciting you 1st time is`nt it??. ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 13, 2006, 11:17am; Reply: 957
Read in The National Archives News yesterday,that 200 year old seeds have been germinated and are now growing.
Roelof van Gelder,from the Royal dutch Library,found the seeds in a red leather-bound notebook within files at the National Archives. The plant is an unknown variety of mimosa.

The notebook was inscribed with the name Jan Teerlink, a Dutch merchant who is believed to have collected the seeds during a trip to the Cape of Good Hope in 1804.

I think it`s amazing.... even if no-one else does. ;D

And... The Domesday Book has references to my hometown. :P ;)
Posted by: NeilT, October 15, 2006, 10:40pm; Reply: 958
Quoted Text
And... The Domesday Book has references to my hometown.
Crikes :)
Posted by: corky100, October 15, 2006, 11:04pm; Reply: 959
As long as you're not mentioned in it. Now THAT would be something.....;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 16, 2006, 12:12pm; Reply: 960
Quoted from corky100
As long as you're not mentioned in it. Now THAT would be something.....;D


(16))  (rofl5)  (rofl5)  (rofl5)
Posted by: Karin c., October 16, 2006, 6:08pm; Reply: 961
Quoted from MJB
Fantastic (104))


Someone has finally decreased my reputation, thank you whoever you are.... I always knew I was nowhere near perfect, and now you have proved it.... thank you, thank you (djparty)



My reputation too  ;D
I saw more reputations who were decreased  8)
Posted by: corky100, October 16, 2006, 8:11pm; Reply: 962
Lets see who can get to zero first! Now that should add a fun element to it! ;D;D;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 16, 2006, 8:54pm; Reply: 963
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, October 16, 2006, 10:05pm; Reply: 964
Ahhh, this sounds like a good TV show........

Hello and welcome to the new game show Reputation....in this show a number of people across the world come to play this game to see whos reputation will go to zero first, are you ready for this? if you are, then lets meet whos playing the game......

But thats just an idea and a dream....I don't think that will happen
Posted by: MJB, October 17, 2006, 12:24pm; Reply: 965
Quoted from corky100
Lets see who can get to zero first! Now that should add a fun element to it! ;D;D;D



Me! Me! ME!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 18, 2006, 7:40pm; Reply: 966
This is a first for everyone is`nt it??... all this @rsing around.  (15))
Posted by: corky100, October 18, 2006, 8:49pm; Reply: 967
Should really have taken the boots off before taking that pic, Elfi......;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 19, 2006, 3:47pm; Reply: 968
Quoted from corky100
Should really have taken the boots off before taking that pic, Elfi......;D


It`s stockings, dear... stockings. ;D ;D ;D (anyway,how`d you know that was meeeee.) ;) ;D
Posted by: corky100, October 19, 2006, 8:46pm; Reply: 969
Cos you're In same pose as your avatar (but without the wings.....) ;D;D;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 19, 2006, 9:14pm; Reply: 970
OOOh...I`ve only just noticed that. ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 19, 2006, 10:07pm; Reply: 971
Quoted Text
It`s stockings, dear... stockings.
Oh golly.... nuff said  :)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, October 19, 2006, 10:16pm; Reply: 972
Not him again ::)
Posted by: Steph, October 26, 2006, 7:21pm; Reply: 973
Now I'm getting rather confused, rushed into town today and into M&S and was dumbfouded as on one side of the store they are selling stuff for halloween and all around me Xmas decorations and its only October.  Next week they will no doubt be selling Easter eggs...
Posted by: NeilT, October 26, 2006, 9:01pm; Reply: 974
strange stuff eh!!!
We have had that much going on here, I am lost to the days of the week, and can not even remeber what I did yesterday!
Posted by: bhanley, October 26, 2006, 9:06pm; Reply: 975
Wow!! Is it just me or this like the longest thread??!!

Took me ages to get to this page and I've forgotten most of what was said :( I guess I need to start from the beginning.
Posted by: Steph, October 26, 2006, 9:09pm; Reply: 976
I think I saw you surfing at one stage, but then I have been having hallucinations recently.....
Posted by: Steph, October 26, 2006, 9:10pm; Reply: 977
Quoted from bhanley
Wow!! Is it just me or this like the longest thread??!!

Took me ages to get to this page and I've forgotten most of what was said :( I guess I need to start from the beginning.


Bob, I wouldn't worry about it.  I forgotten long ago how this thread started and what has been said in it.

Just go with the flow man!
Posted by: corky100, October 26, 2006, 9:11pm; Reply: 978
Its the Painkillers Steph.

Smarties have a similar effect on me..... ::)
Posted by: bhanley, October 26, 2006, 9:14pm; Reply: 979
Ok, I'll go with the flow...

What was I saying?

Damn, back to the start...
Posted by: corky100, October 26, 2006, 9:19pm; Reply: 980
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: bhanley, October 26, 2006, 9:20pm; Reply: 981
You're mocking me Corky, aren't you?

;)
Posted by: corky100, October 26, 2006, 9:25pm; Reply: 982
Nope. I am addicted to smarties. They have strange powers.....
Posted by: Steph, October 26, 2006, 9:25pm; Reply: 983
;D ;D

Your homework for tomorrow Bob will be questions on the longest thread - make sure you are fully read up!
Posted by: NeilT, October 26, 2006, 10:09pm; Reply: 984
this thread "The Longest Thread" started years back, and from memory has gone through 2 or three different forum scripts over the years
Posted by: MJB, October 27, 2006, 6:35am; Reply: 985
Quoted from Steph
Xmas decorations and its only October.  


I can better that, at the Springfields Shopping Centre in Spalding, Lincs - yesterday (26th October 2006) they had their OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON ... :o :o :o

Madness!!! :rant

Posted by: NeilT, October 27, 2006, 7:35pm; Reply: 986
And I think it is this weekend the Manchester lights go on...
Posted by: Sandra, October 28, 2006, 8:14am; Reply: 987
Just out of curiosity, did my reputation go down, too - and how low???  ;)
(Not been on much due to lack of broadband)  :(

Anyway, the good news is that there is a Babybird concert that we can go to later in Nov, in Liverpool.  :)
Not been to any concert for about 4 years now, so very excited!  :)
Posted by: corky100, October 28, 2006, 11:47pm; Reply: 988
Well there you go! Its not so bad after all! I know you were looking forward to seeing them. Hope you finally make it and enjoy it!
Posted by: Sandra, October 29, 2006, 7:28pm; Reply: 989
So, my reputation got that low eh?  ;)
As for the concert, the new album is a good one, so it should be a good night :)
Posted by: Elfi, October 29, 2006, 8:21pm; Reply: 990
Quoted from Sandra
So, my reputation got that low eh?



And you were`nt even here. ;)
Posted by: NeilT, October 29, 2006, 9:09pm; Reply: 991
And we are going to Liverpool to see Baby Bird :)
Posted by: corky100, October 29, 2006, 10:00pm; Reply: 992
I was thinking of a myriad of funny things to reply to that Neil. But I can't be bothered!! ;D;D;D

Hope its a good night. If anything I enjoyed a couple of good gigs here recently! Where are they playing?
Posted by: MJB, October 30, 2006, 7:43am; Reply: 993
It wouldn't have made a blind bit of difference to me if it had gone to minus 100% - it's only a button on a computer screen for anyone to "judge" people they don't really know....

Probably it should have been set up to only be used if you have physically met that person.... but what does it matter anyway?? It's Gone Now!!!! :devil



And...... it's 8 weeks til :xmas7 Christmas!!!!


Who's putting their home lights up in November then????? (We're not, but 1st December we are!!!)

:xmas8
Posted by: Elfi, October 30, 2006, 8:18am; Reply: 994
S--t, I had`nt thought it was so near. I do the lights etc on 1st December too....  ;D

Remeber last year,when we were all making toasts to 2006 being better than 2005.... not that long til we`ll be doing it again to see in 2007.... does`nt seem like a year ago. :-/
Posted by: MJB, October 30, 2006, 1:51pm; Reply: 995
Yeah, and I for one will be delighted to see the back of 2006 :devil

Have a :xmas8 everyone, but ... bring on 2007
Posted by: Elfi, October 30, 2006, 2:24pm; Reply: 996
Bring it on. :D

I don`t think 2006 was any better or worse than 2005... can`t remember when I last said... that was a good year. :-/
Posted by: corky100, October 30, 2006, 5:54pm; Reply: 997
Its got to be a better year than last for many reasons.... even if its only because the telly will be better!
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, October 30, 2006, 6:01pm; Reply: 998
I can't remember most of 2006, it's went too fast for me. Before you know it, we'll be at the concerts next year.
Posted by: Sandra, October 30, 2006, 9:22pm; Reply: 999
Been carving the Halloween pumpkin tonight, ready for tomorrow. Little 'un is going to school dressed as a witch tomorrow.
Also handed back the keys back to the old flat today. Not quite the end of 2006, but exactly 3 years since I moved there. The end of an era for me  :)

As for Christmas, really looking forward to this one!  :D
Maxine you deserve a fresh start, too. Really hoping that '07 will be your year.  :K)
Posted by: NeilT, October 31, 2006, 12:44am; Reply: 1000
Quoted Text
Yeah, and I for one will be delighted to see the back of 2006
Strange old year 2006.. I will be very glad to say goodbye, but out of all of the crap at the start of the year, things do seem to be working out, so maybe a blessing in desguise.
Right, better get on with a new look to my home page  ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 31, 2006, 7:49am; Reply: 1001
Quoted from Sandra
Been carving the Halloween pumpkin tonight, ready for tomorrow. Little 'un is going to school dressed as a witch tomorrow.
Also handed back the keys back to the old flat today. Not quite the end of 2006, but exactly 3 years since I moved there. The end of an era for me  :)


Sometimes they're good, sometimes they're bad, but luckily yours is very good! ;D

Hallow'een... hmmm! Not so good since my old boss left, cos she was the biggest old witch in the world!!!  :P

Quoted from Sandra
As for Christmas, really looking forward to this one!  :D
Maxine you deserve a fresh start, too. Really hoping that '07 will be your year.  :K)


I'm not a huge fan of christmas, but the last 3 years have been better, cos I've got 3 weeks off work (and I do like the decs and lights!!!)

Thanks for that final comment Sandra, hopefully it will be now we've finally found a building plot.... :)

Posted by: MJB, October 31, 2006, 7:51am; Reply: 1002
Quoted from NeilT
Strange old year 2006.. I will be very glad to say goodbye, but out of all of the crap at the start of the year, things do seem to be working out, so maybe a blessing in desguise.
Right, better get on with a new look to my home page  ;D


Guess in a round about fashion I feel similar, but what with all the cr@p C & I have had, then dads' health, it's just the thought of the "out with the old, in with the new" scenario....


Hope 2007 is great for all of us eh??  :D :D

Posted by: Elfi, October 31, 2006, 11:59am; Reply: 1003
Really really hope so.... where`s Steph with that wand? ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 31, 2006, 2:37pm; Reply: 1004
She's probably poking it up someones @rse for misbehaving!  ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 31, 2006, 4:25pm; Reply: 1005
(spank2)  (rofl5)
Posted by: corky100, October 31, 2006, 5:41pm; Reply: 1006
*OUCH* !!

Steph, did you really need to do that???
Posted by: Elfi, October 31, 2006, 6:00pm; Reply: 1007
:D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, October 31, 2006, 6:13pm; Reply: 1008
Quoted from MJB
Hope 2007 is great for all of us eh??


I hope so and I hope it's great for you too Maxine. I hope next year will give everyone what they want.
Posted by: Steph, October 31, 2006, 7:43pm; Reply: 1009
Yes, me and my wand will do our best to make sure that everybody has a better year in 2007 than 2006.  But no promises though - my power has been drained of late and I need to build it up!
Posted by: Elfi, October 31, 2006, 10:08pm; Reply: 1010
Thank you  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, November 1, 2006, 7:46am; Reply: 1011
I just want my parents, grandparents, in-laws and me, hubby and all our friends to have good health in 2007 .... if that happens, everything else is secondary - but welcome!!!! (wink_2)
Posted by: Elfi, November 1, 2006, 10:10am; Reply: 1012
As well as all of the above... I want to know that I will be a distant memory to a certain person. ;)
Posted by: MJB, November 1, 2006, 10:21am; Reply: 1013
Who?

Me?? (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)
Posted by: MJB, November 1, 2006, 10:22am; Reply: 1014
Don't worry, you don't have to answer that  :K) :K) :K) :K) :K)
Posted by: Elfi, November 1, 2006, 10:25am; Reply: 1015
Quoted from MJB
Who?

Me?? (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)


:o  Definately not. ;D

Posted by: Sandra, November 1, 2006, 2:15pm; Reply: 1016
Hey - building plot sounds exciting Maxine. That's what I call a fresh start.  :)

As for us, well 2006 was a year of big changes, but changes for the better. And if I would wish for anything it would be good health for all, of course, but also maybe a calmer period in our lives. To take a little time to do those things we used to enjoy before life got too busy, if that makes sense??  ;)
Posted by: MJB, November 1, 2006, 3:38pm; Reply: 1017
Absolutely 100% makes sense - and I agree totally too!  :)
Posted by: MJB, November 3, 2006, 8:29am; Reply: 1018
Ohhhhhhhhh! Look! I've gone over 6000 posts... :D :D
Posted by: Steph, November 3, 2006, 8:32am; Reply: 1019
Wow, thats a huge amount!  But saying that you've been on here for such a long time, so  I guess people won't think its just from this year!
Posted by: MJB, November 3, 2006, 10:55am; Reply: 1020
It was only this month Steph, I've been a very busy person!  ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, November 3, 2006, 9:50pm; Reply: 1021
To-day I went to mobile phone shops to get 2 new phones, spent an hour or so in town this morning to find the best deal :) and I found one :)
So took Sandra to the said mobile phone shop at 3.30pm Things got a little complicated due to the recent house move, Sandra keeping her old number and a few other things  ;D At one stage in the shop it was just like being in a live comedy sketch, with everyone laughing at each other, all very weird and strange... But we got there in the end.... and did not get home till 6.00pm What a day!
Posted by: Sandra, November 3, 2006, 10:18pm; Reply: 1022
It was the moment when there were three staff all working on our problem, but all three seemed to have to switch phones all at the same time (all corded!) that got me. Then I just couldn't stop laughing. We got a very good deal, so it was worth the wait.  :)
Posted by: corky100, November 3, 2006, 11:57pm; Reply: 1023
Funnily enough I just got a new mobile, online. No hassle. great.

Guess who lost the Sim Card before he even got it in the phone....... ::) ::) ::)
Posted by: Steph, November 4, 2006, 2:58pm; Reply: 1024
I still don't use my phone to its full potential.  The only reason I brought it was that it has international coverage, which I need.  As for downloading music and videos etc, I haven't got a clue!
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, November 4, 2006, 4:52pm; Reply: 1025
Today was a nightmare and I never want it to happen again. What happened was my dad and my step-mum had a fall out and we had to find them both. We had to wait ages for the bus, I got a row for asking what I wanted to eat and we also went round the shops and stood on the streets, doing nothing. I hope tomorrow is better >:(
Posted by: NeilT, November 4, 2006, 11:50pm; Reply: 1026
Well, the mobile phone deal we got, still seems to be too good to be true.. but will wait and see... The entertainment tho' was worth every penny.

Did any one have a guy fawks party yet?? we had ours tonight, brilliant time :)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, November 5, 2006, 10:16am; Reply: 1027
Nope, I didn't, and I'm not doing anything for fireworks night tonight either, well for what I know of
Posted by: colcol, November 5, 2006, 11:26am; Reply: 1028
can't be bothered with mobile phones...
Posted by: NeilT, November 5, 2006, 4:36pm; Reply: 1029
Quoted Text
can't be bothered with mobile phones...
Wise words  ;D
Posted by: Steph, November 5, 2006, 4:56pm; Reply: 1030
The only reason I do have a mobile phone is because of my travelling, you never know when you will need a phone in an emergency.
Posted by: Elfi, November 5, 2006, 5:52pm; Reply: 1031
Quoted from NeilT

Did any one have a guy fawks party yet?? we had ours tonight, brilliant time :)



We don`t do Guy Fawks. ;)
Posted by: corky100, November 5, 2006, 7:30pm; Reply: 1032
Theres a few Guys around here I wouldn't mind sticking on top of a Bonfire......

As for the Mobile. its each to their own. I find it essential at the moment, But I do like a fancy one as I love gadgets. And things that light up and make noises when you press something.... ;D
Posted by: Elfi, November 5, 2006, 9:05pm; Reply: 1033
You said that on purpose,cos you thought I`d come back with some filthy comment... did`nt you? :o
Well I wont. :P ;D

All those gadgets and you lost your sim  ::) Take it you found it again then. ;D
Posted by: corky100, November 5, 2006, 9:58pm; Reply: 1034
Nope. I had to order another which arrived yesterday.

As if I'd try to coerce you like that....... (worked every other time though. Tee Hee :D)
Posted by: NeilT, November 6, 2006, 12:47am; Reply: 1035
Had another bonfire here tonight.... Lit it on my own  ;D Good idea at the time.... till it all started to flare up... the flame just wnet up and up... ran to the top of the garden, got the hose pipe, just in case.... Sandra cam and joined a little later, and said what a nice fire it was.. Phew, if she had seen it when I lit it  ;D But the fire wnet good, very nice to ist in garden with just a t-shirt on on November the 5th 2006
Posted by: corky100, November 6, 2006, 2:14am; Reply: 1036
One of those little things I miss with the kids, unfortunately, is Bonfire Night  :'(
Posted by: NeilT, November 6, 2006, 5:09pm; Reply: 1037
Last night it was only me and Sandra round our bonfire, with no kids.... just beer :)
Posted by: Elfi, November 6, 2006, 5:23pm; Reply: 1038
Quoted from corky100
One of those little things I miss with the kids, unfortunately, is Bonfire Night  :'(



Chin up Corky...you`ll have other good times with them. :K)
Posted by: MJB, November 7, 2006, 8:33am; Reply: 1039
Quoted from corky100
Theres a few Guys around here I wouldn't mind sticking on top of a Bonfire......


Boy can I agree with that statement!

Posted by: omj, November 7, 2006, 3:00pm; Reply: 1040
Went to the nextdoor neighbours' bonfire - a pretty good night.
Posted by: Sandra, November 11, 2006, 10:46am; Reply: 1041
Last night we had three of our kids stopping for tea and staying the night. But then they all decided to go to their other parent for various reasons...
So nice to get a grown-up night off and go to the pub. Don't think either of us had been to the pub on a Friday night in years!!  :)
We even found a decorator there!!!  ;D
I love having the kids, but it's great to get to be a grown-up once in a while too.  :)
Posted by: NeilT, November 19, 2006, 9:58pm; Reply: 1042
Aint it windy  ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, November 19, 2006, 10:24pm; Reply: 1043
It's wet and windy here in Edinburgh..........I think I'll get to sleep tonight :'(
Posted by: NeilT, November 21, 2006, 12:19am; Reply: 1044
I have got a couple of months of catching up to get done....
Posted by: Sandra, November 21, 2006, 10:26am; Reply: 1045
It's hailing here today - thought it was cold when I did the school run...  :o
Posted by: TheAviator, November 21, 2006, 1:03pm; Reply: 1046
Hi folks, my first post on your longest thread.
Its wonderful wet, windy weather and now I've got work to do
Posted by: NeilT, November 21, 2006, 5:09pm; Reply: 1047
work!!!! mnnnnn  ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, November 21, 2006, 5:14pm; Reply: 1048
It's windy here, but it looks like it will be a good night
Posted by: MJB, November 22, 2006, 7:38am; Reply: 1049
It's fine, dry, sunny but chilly where I am today.... (37))
Posted by: Sandra, November 22, 2006, 11:35am; Reply: 1050
Our Babybird concert is cancelled  :'(
Posted by: NeilT, November 22, 2006, 6:33pm; Reply: 1051
am gutted  :B
Posted by: MJB, November 23, 2006, 7:55am; Reply: 1052
For good, or just postponed????
Posted by: Sandra, November 23, 2006, 11:34am; Reply: 1053
They've packed it all in. Got as far as Wolverhampton and cancelled the rest of the tour. No plans to re-schedule...  :(
They did play Manchester on Friday night, but we couldn't go.  :'(
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, November 23, 2006, 11:42am; Reply: 1054
Awwww.....there, there Sandra.......I know just how you feel :'(
Posted by: MJB, November 23, 2006, 12:22pm; Reply: 1055
Quoted from Sandra
They've packed it all in. Got as far as Wolverhampton and cancelled the rest of the tour. No plans to re-schedule...  :(
They did play Manchester on Friday night, but we couldn't go.  :'(


Bum. That's a bummer. Was there a reason why they've jacked it in? Are they splitting or something...

Sounds really bizarre - they're disappointing fans and losing money... weird  :o

Posted by: nigel2568, November 23, 2006, 2:36pm; Reply: 1056
They will have fans sueing them next. I recently heard a woman in America was suing the Rolling Stones because they cancelled a concert because Mick Jagger couldn't sing, He had a serious throat infection.

Her reason - she had booked into an expensive hotel for the weekend of the concert and was only in the city to see the Stones.
Posted by: NeilT, November 23, 2006, 5:39pm; Reply: 1057
Baby Bird have had a lot of problems with there label, and have been badly let down, to such an extent that Steve Jones may pack it all in... Gutted!
Posted by: Sandra, November 24, 2006, 12:31am; Reply: 1058
Still hoping he'll change his mind next year. The new album was good.  :)
Posted by: MJB, November 24, 2006, 8:03am; Reply: 1059
Quoted from NeilT
Baby Bird have had a lot of problems with there label, and have been badly let down, to such an extent that Steve Jones may pack it all in... Gutted!



*Trying to make light of this* .... as I've always said, "If At First You Don't Succeed - Give Up!!!"  ;D


Only kidding! You never know, they may reschedule in the New Year and sign to a new label....  :K) :D
Posted by: NeilT, November 30, 2006, 10:52pm; Reply: 1060
Heeee.... we have a new forum... :)
Posted by: MJB, December 1, 2006, 9:17am; Reply: 1061
24 Sleeps Til Santa peeps... please feel free to add good wishes and fun to my "Christmas Test" thread .... BUT ONLY PLEASANT POSTS ALLOWED .. as it's for the Season Of GOODWILL  8)


:xmas7 :xmas8 :xmas7 :xmas8
Posted by: Elfi, December 1, 2006, 12:28pm; Reply: 1062
Quoted from NeilT
Baby Bird have had a lot of problems with there label, and have been badly let down, to such an extent that Steve Jones may pack it all in... Gutted!



I know it`s bad for you.... but what must the band feel like...  that`s awful.

But maybe you will get the chance to see them again. Here`s hoping. :K)
Posted by: Elfi, December 1, 2006, 12:29pm; Reply: 1063
Quoted from nigel2568
They will have fans sueing them next. I recently heard a woman in America was suing the Rolling Stones because they cancelled a concert because Mick Jagger couldn't sing, He had a serious throat infection.

Her reason - she had booked into an expensive hotel for the weekend of the concert and was only in the city to see the Stones.


Can`t see her getting any joy from that...can you??
Was`nt his fault he got a throat infection.... but I think they should compensate fans in some way. :-/

Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 2, 2006, 7:08pm; Reply: 1064
Ok.......Whos been opening their Advent?.............ME!!!!!!.......I love advent calendars, because it means the count down to Christmas is on ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 3, 2006, 11:43am; Reply: 1065
my kids have
Posted by: MJB, December 4, 2006, 8:53am; Reply: 1066
Quoted from MJB
24 Sleeps Til Santa peeps... please feel free to add good wishes and fun to my "Christmas Test" thread .... BUT ONLY PLEASANT POSTS ALLOWED .. as it's for the Season Of GOODWILL  8)


:xmas7 :xmas8 :xmas7 :xmas8



This has disappeared, I will wait to see if Neil ressurects it, and if not, I will start it again!!!  8)

Posted by: NeilT, December 4, 2006, 5:57pm; Reply: 1067
Quoted Text
This has disappeared, I will wait to see if Neil ressurects it, and if not, I will start it again!!!
Go 4 It.....
Posted by: MJB, December 5, 2006, 8:10am; Reply: 1068
It's in Chit Chat now ... titled The Goodwill Thread!!!  ;D

:xmas8
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 5, 2006, 4:24pm; Reply: 1069
Thanks Maxine.........The Christmas thread lives.....by Maxine! :K)
Posted by: NeilT, December 5, 2006, 10:25pm; Reply: 1070
Lets hope it does not vanish this time .......
Posted by: corky100, December 5, 2006, 10:32pm; Reply: 1071
Ok.......Whos been opening their Advent?.............ME!!!!!!.......I love advent calendars, because it means the count down to Christmas is on ;D


I only have them for the chocolate....;D;D;D

mmmmmmmmmmmm........chocolate..............(dribbles)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 5, 2006, 10:35pm; Reply: 1072
Stop it, you're making me start ;D...........I want to open them all, but I can't do that.....I'm a good girl! :D
Posted by: corky100, December 6, 2006, 2:02am; Reply: 1073
'Good' doesn't come into it where theres chocolate involved......:D
Posted by: MJB, December 6, 2006, 7:52am; Reply: 1074
Quoted from NeilT
Lets hope it does not vanish this time .......


If it does, I'll know there's a conspiracy on M&H.....  :o ;)

Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 6, 2006, 4:21pm; Reply: 1075
Quoted from Corky
'Good' doesn't come into it where theres chocolate involved......


Oh yes it does.....Especially when you put it in your mouth and eat it..........or is that brillant.....it's one or the other :D
Posted by: MJB, December 7, 2006, 8:23am; Reply: 1076
18 sleeps til Santa peeps!!! :xmas9 :xmas9 :xmas9 :xmas9
Posted by: TheAviator, December 7, 2006, 1:37pm; Reply: 1077
Ok.......Whos been opening their Advent?.............ME!!!!!!.......I love advent calendars, because it means the count down to Christmas is on ;D



I'm very disappointed that there isn't a Green & Blacks advent calendar, their chocolate is the best.

Does anybody else hang those litte chocolate on their Xmas tree? When I was a kid my brother and I used to open the foil on the ones at the back of the tree and eat the chocolate then close the foil over.
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 7, 2006, 5:13pm; Reply: 1078
No, I don't put my chocolate up on my tree, because I'll eat them all on the one day..........Sounds like a good idea though, if you don't eat chocolate when you see it.....like me! ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 8, 2006, 8:05am; Reply: 1079
Quoted from TheAviator



I'm very disappointed that there isn't a Green & Blacks advent calendar, their chocolate is the best.

Does anybody else hang those litte chocolate on their Xmas tree? When I was a kid my brother and I used to open the foil on the ones at the back of the tree and eat the chocolate then close the foil over.



I don't have an advent calendar cos I don't like chocolate (Spewy)


I did eat it when I was a kid though, and did exactly the same as you!!!!  ;D ;D ;D


(think).... I know, between now and next Christmas, I'll invent a cheese advent calendar for the savoury toothed people among us!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: nigel2568, December 8, 2006, 12:59pm; Reply: 1080
Quoted from TheAviator



Does anybody else hang those litte chocolate on their Xmas tree? When I was a kid my brother and I used to open the foil on the ones at the back of the tree and eat the chocolate then close the foil over.


I used to do exactly the same as a kid,  Oh the memories of being a 4 year old again. That is why I DONT put them on my tree. My son would go through the lot and wouldn't even try to hide the fact that he's eaten them. But he is only 3. :)
Posted by: Elfi, December 8, 2006, 4:11pm; Reply: 1081
Quoted from MJB

(think).... I know, between now and next Christmas, I'll invent a cheese advent calendar for the savoury toothed people among us!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Can I have a Cream Cracker and Cheese one please ?.. ;D



Posted by: amber, December 8, 2006, 5:22pm; Reply: 1082
Chocolate calendar?! Mmmm...nice tradition! I'll use it next year.
...sleeps til Xmas- have to look for info, what does it mean.:xmas9
Hey, MJB, if you don't like chocolate, you have to visit Latvia at Xmas! ;) We eat a lot of peppered gingerbread and patties with lard stuff.
We do not hang chocolate on Xmas tree, but in some houses keep alive the old tradition to decorate the tree with gingerbread hearts.
Posted by: NeilT, December 8, 2006, 9:40pm; Reply: 1083
Or tree is next to a radiator chocs would end up a right old mess :) Oh, and I have flashing balls ;)
Posted by: nigel2568, December 8, 2006, 9:43pm; Reply: 1084
Quoted from NeilT
Or tree is next to a radiator chocs would end up a right old mess :) Oh, and I have flashing balls ;)


Well that should keep Sandra amused for Christmas then  :D:xmas4:saythat:xmas4
Posted by: Elfi, December 8, 2006, 10:17pm; Reply: 1085
Quoted from NeilT
Oh, and I have flashing balls ;)



Post a pic then... :D
Posted by: Elfi, December 8, 2006, 10:19pm; Reply: 1086
Quoted from nigel2568


Well that should keep Sandra amused for Christmas then  :D:xmas4:saythat:xmas4


:D :D :D

Posted by: NeilT, December 8, 2006, 11:37pm; Reply: 1087
You want to see my flashing balls....
Posted by: Elfi, December 9, 2006, 10:05pm; Reply: 1088
Dare ya....... :whistle  (42))
Posted by: MJB, December 11, 2006, 8:00am; Reply: 1089
Quoted from amber

...sleeps til Xmas- have to look for info, what does it mean.:xmas9


It's for the kids really, how many times they have to go to bed to sleep until Santa comes and brings their presents :xmas9



:xmas8




Quoted Text
Hey, MJB, if you don't like chocolate, you have to visit Latvia at Xmas! ;) We eat a lot of peppered gingerbread and patties with lard stuff.
We do not hang chocolate on Xmas tree, but in some houses keep alive the old tradition to decorate the tree with gingerbread hearts.


When I can next afford a holiday, I'll be on my way!!!!  ;D ;D ;D :xmas9 :xmas9

Posted by: MJB, December 11, 2006, 8:01am; Reply: 1090
Quoted from NeilT
You want to see my flashing balls....


Yes, we do!!!! :xmas9
Posted by: Sandra, December 11, 2006, 9:40pm; Reply: 1091
Quoted from nigel2568


I used to do exactly the same as a kid,  Oh the memories of being a 4 year old again. That is why I DONT put them on my tree. My son would go through the lot and wouldn't even try to hide the fact that he's eaten them. But he is only 3. :)


Now you make me feel like a right meanie!! When mine was 3 I did convince her not to eat the chocs off the tree and to share them with her friends - she really is too good sometimes...  :-/

BTW, no good taking a pic pf Neil's flashing balls - they only work for me...  ;D :o
Posted by: Elfi, December 11, 2006, 10:11pm; Reply: 1092
Awww, spoil sport. ;D
Posted by: Sandra, December 12, 2006, 1:14am; Reply: 1093
Quoted from Elfi
Awww, spoil sport. ;D


Um, how about some juggling balls instead??  ;)

:juggle
Posted by: NeilT, December 12, 2006, 1:35am; Reply: 1094
*golly*  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, December 12, 2006, 1:46pm; Reply: 1095
Suppose it`ll have to do. (rofl5)  (dance)
Posted by: Sandra, December 12, 2006, 7:40pm; Reply: 1096
More seriously, if we did try to take a picture of the flashing lights, to the camera they would look on or off, would they not??  :-/
Posted by: Elfi, December 12, 2006, 7:55pm; Reply: 1097
Probably.... I tried to take a pic of a fibre optic Santa,and it looked awful.... yet looking at it,it was lovely.
So tell Neil he`s off the hook now.lol.

(Must find someone else with flashing balls to have an ogle at)  :D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 12, 2006, 10:52pm; Reply: 1098
I know how to do it ;)
Posted by: Elfi, December 13, 2006, 3:54pm; Reply: 1099
I`m sure you do.... how many kids have you got lol.

Oh, sorry...you mean the pics lol.... that`s brilliant,are you posting some then?? and if you`ve any ideas on taking pics of lights please let me know. Thanks.  :K)
Posted by: NeilT, December 13, 2006, 8:21pm; Reply: 1100
may get some time to do it later... just got some other stuff that I must get done first....
Posted by: Steph, December 13, 2006, 9:38pm; Reply: 1101
You can capture flashing lights by using a slow shutter speed on your camera - well I'm sure thats how you can do it!  We've got a fibre optic tree in lounge and its rather pretty.  The lights flash on and off, very hypnotic!  I like lights that flash, they send me!  Actually I've got a "glittery cube" that has different colour lights in it and I call it my "precious" again, it sends me, lol!
Posted by: NeilT, December 13, 2006, 10:52pm; Reply: 1102
I cheated and used my camera phone  ;D new link in the general chit chat room or you can look at http://www.omdfan.co.uk/flashingballs/ Just from the cam phone :)
Posted by: MJB, December 14, 2006, 8:19am; Reply: 1103
Quoted from NeilT
I cheated and used my camera phone  ;D new link in the general chit chat room or you can look at http://www.omdfan.co.uk/flashingballs/ Just from the cam phone :)



Now then, I want some. NOW!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, December 14, 2006, 2:24pm; Reply: 1104
Great stuff.  ;) ;D

Bet they send Steph too. ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, December 14, 2006, 4:16pm; Reply: 1105
Quoted from amber
but in some houses keep alive the old tradition to decorate the tree with gingerbread hearts.


We've got those also but have to keep one our cats away, she likes gingerbread


Hey Neil those are some BIG flashin balls you have there
Posted by: Sandra, December 14, 2006, 9:54pm; Reply: 1106
Quoted from Elfi
I`m sure you do.... how many kids have you got lol.






(conf21) ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 15, 2006, 12:49am; Reply: 1107
Quoted Text
Neil those are some BIG flashin balls
what more can I say ;)
Posted by: Elfi, December 15, 2006, 9:34pm; Reply: 1108
Nothing....Nuff Said...:bike  :rofl
Posted by: NeilT, December 15, 2006, 9:58pm; Reply: 1109
was that Nuff said.... good job is what not Muff said  :o
Posted by: Elfi, December 16, 2006, 10:09pm; Reply: 1110
:o :o :o ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 16, 2006, 11:03pm; Reply: 1111
was that a *Gosh* moment :)
Posted by: Elfi, December 16, 2006, 11:09pm; Reply: 1112
It certainly was... ;D

But no-one can do a gosh like you lol.
Posted by: NeilT, December 17, 2006, 3:27pm; Reply: 1113
I do like my *golly* moments, *aahhhhhhhhhh*
Posted by: Elfi, December 17, 2006, 6:44pm; Reply: 1114
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 17, 2006, 8:47pm; Reply: 1115
Have you ever had one of those days, where you want to kill your computer?, I had it this weekend ;D
Posted by: corky100, December 17, 2006, 9:57pm; Reply: 1116
every day. Especially if that computer is a server.  ;D

And no one can gosh a golly like Neil.
Posted by: NeilT, December 17, 2006, 10:06pm; Reply: 1117
did you want to kill the compuer, or make it better *blesssss*
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 17, 2006, 11:06pm; Reply: 1118
Both ;D.....I'm confusing you see
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 18, 2006, 10:20am; Reply: 1119
I'm posting this message from my school computer......they all say Hi to you! ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 18, 2006, 11:13pm; Reply: 1120
Greets to the Peep's :)
Posted by: MJB, December 19, 2006, 7:32am; Reply: 1121
(think) My pensive moment for December... I'd like to ask everyone to spare a thought for the families of the five girls so cruelly murdered in Inpswich...

Whatever you may think of their "profession", they are all someones' daughter/mother/sister/girlfriend; and no-one deserves to be murdered....


AND the family of Sharon Brezhenivski (I know the surname is spelt wrong - sorry   :-/) - I know that 'proper' justice won't be achieved; but at least someone has been found guilty - I hope that eases your Christmas pain a tiny, tiny bit...


Love and thoughts to everyone who has lived through such a tragedy....  
Posted by: NeilT, December 19, 2006, 4:49pm; Reply: 1122
fingers crossed, the police may have the killer/s
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 19, 2006, 6:20pm; Reply: 1123
I send them my best wishes and all the very best to their families.........It will very hard for them
Posted by: NeilT, December 19, 2006, 11:50pm; Reply: 1124
Away from doom and gloom.... Who is stuffing a turkey this Christmas..
Posted by: MJB, December 20, 2006, 9:23am; Reply: 1125
Not me, I'm stuffing my husband!!!  ;D ;D ;D


Actually, he might be stuffing me!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 20, 2006, 9:57pm; Reply: 1126
I want to pull a cracker ;)
Posted by: MJB, December 21, 2006, 7:28am; Reply: 1127
Does Sandra know about this???  ;) ;)
Posted by: TheAviator, December 21, 2006, 1:00pm; Reply: 1128
tut, tut Neil me thinks you've been influenced too much by Paula & Stephanie on Pauls forum.

I'll be stuffing the turkey crown - again and I know my wife pulled a cracker many years ago.

Mistletoe anyone?  :K)    <s>
Posted by: Steph, December 21, 2006, 2:38pm; Reply: 1129
Hey, I like how I get the blame for stuff around here.  I'm just an innocent bystander, do you hear me!  

All I have to say on this matter is "gobble, gobble" ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 21, 2006, 2:44pm; Reply: 1130
Nobody's influenced me - I've been a naughty girl from birth!!! ;) ;D
Posted by: Sandra, December 21, 2006, 3:07pm; Reply: 1131
Maxine, Neil can pull me again if he wants  :D
Posted by: NeilT, December 21, 2006, 7:36pm; Reply: 1132
Quoted Text
All I have to say on this matter is "gobble, gobble"
are you doing the gobble gobble in the yard then :)

Quoted Text
Neil can pull me again if he wants
Hang on, who is going to pull me  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, December 21, 2006, 10:04pm; Reply: 1133
Quoted from NeilT


Hang on, who is going to pull me  ;D


I don't mind as long as I get the third leg...  ;)

Posted by: NeilT, December 22, 2006, 9:27pm; Reply: 1134
Done and dusted  ;D

Hey, we have now gone past the shortest day, so is spring on its way then  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, December 23, 2006, 11:09am; Reply: 1135
Yippeeee!!!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, December 30, 2006, 9:43pm; Reply: 1136
Quoted from NeilT
Done and dusted  ;D

Hey, we have now gone past the shortest day, so is spring on its way then  ;D



We have gale force winds on the way... won`t hold my breath for Spring lol.


Posted by: Elfi, December 30, 2006, 9:45pm; Reply: 1137
Quoted from TheAviator
tut, tut Neil me thinks you've been influenced too much by Paula & Stephanie on Pauls forum.

I'll be stuffing the turkey crown - again and I know my wife pulled a cracker many years ago.

Mistletoe anyone?  :K)    <s>


:D ;D

Posted by: Sandra, December 31, 2006, 1:28am; Reply: 1138
And here we are at New Year's Eve... only a few hours left and we are out with 2006 and in with 2007.  :)
What's your plan (if any) for 2007 everyone??  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, December 31, 2006, 1:29am; Reply: 1139
I am going to let off a big one at midnight  ;D
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 31, 2006, 2:51pm; Reply: 1140
I wonder what my last OMD song of 2006 will be ;D, I can't wait until tonight
Posted by: Elfi, December 31, 2006, 5:40pm; Reply: 1141
Quoted from NeilT
I am going to let off a big one at midnight  ;D



Hope Sandra`s standing well back lol.
Posted by: Elfi, December 31, 2006, 5:47pm; Reply: 1142
Quoted from Sandra
And here we are at New Year's Eve... only a few hours left and we are out with 2006 and in with 2007.  :)
What's your plan (if any) for 2007 everyone??  ;)


Tonight, I`ll be in my jammies watching Connor`s new DVD`s with him and eating pop corn.
Was supposed to go to my cousin`s party, but as you know, Connor won`t let me out of his sight,since having no contact with his dad... so the guilt would probably ruin my night if I went.

But I`ve already decided that I`ll be getting a better job in 2007, and I`m going to be saying NO a lot more to family members who don`t pull their own weight.

Beyond that....  I`ll make sure I have the "onwards and upwards" mentality.

:K) ;D :K) ;D :K) ;D



Posted by: NeilT, December 31, 2006, 10:19pm; Reply: 1143
Good on you Elfi.... At midnight, I am going to let of my big one.. and spook up the locals.... :)  For 2007, well it is going to be intresting year... to say but the least..
Posted by: Sandra, December 31, 2006, 10:33pm; Reply: 1144
I certainly will be standing well back at midnight - we are promised 60 shots  :o

As for clingy kids - my sister in-law's first comment to me on Thursday "You are alone!!"
.. she meant no child clinging to my leg  ;D
Connor will get his confidence back - promise.  :K)
Posted by: Elfi, December 31, 2006, 11:01pm; Reply: 1145
Would love to be a fly on the wall in the neighbours house, when that big one goes off lol.
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, December 31, 2006, 11:51pm; Reply: 1146
I wish all the peeps all the best!!!! :K)
Posted by: corky100, January 1, 2007, 3:46pm; Reply: 1147
We were the first to emerge from the Mersey Tunnel in 2007......... Don't ask ;D;D;D
Posted by: NeilT, January 1, 2007, 3:51pm; Reply: 1148
Please do tell  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, January 1, 2007, 6:29pm; Reply: 1149
Yes do.... sounds too good to miss. :D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, January 1, 2007, 9:34pm; Reply: 1150
I was once mistaken for a New Year Ghost outside Norwich Cathedral  ;D

Our 60 shot firework was a cracker! My nephew was very impressed...
Our neighbours messed up and nearly took the roof off their house - colouful language accompanied the WHOOSHING noise as it just cleared the roof.  :D

Corky, you're a tease .. why were you in the Mersey Tunnel at midnight??  :P
Posted by: corky100, January 4, 2007, 7:11pm; Reply: 1151
I dunno. I just saw a long white line and thought it would be a good idea to follow it.........;D

Seriously though, Mrs Corkys dad is quite ill and in hospital, where we spent a lot of time the last week or so.
Posted by: Elfi, January 4, 2007, 8:59pm; Reply: 1152
Hope everything will be ok Corky, best wishes from me. xxx
Posted by: NeilT, January 5, 2007, 12:40am; Reply: 1153
Hope all will be well Corky....
Posted by: Karin, January 5, 2007, 4:57pm; Reply: 1154
All the best Corky  ;)
I hope everything is going to be fine real soon  :K)
Posted by: Sandra, January 5, 2007, 8:01pm; Reply: 1155
Sorry to hear that, Corky. Best wishes to Mrs Corky's 'Dad.
Posted by: STV Man, January 10, 2007, 6:32pm; Reply: 1156
Hope things turn out fine, Corky. I sent my thoughts to you and Mrs Corky's dad.
Posted by: NeilT, January 10, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 1157
Change of topic... has everyone recovered from Christmas yet  ;D
Posted by: Karin, January 10, 2007, 9:15pm; Reply: 1158
I am recovered, YES and you Neil ?
Posted by: Elfi, January 10, 2007, 9:26pm; Reply: 1159
I don`t know how I survived it lol.

Running around doing what my mum needed done..... I swear she bought more presents than Santa delivered, and the food.... she thought she was feeding the 5 thousand.

She was ill tho, so it was up to me.

For the first time for years.... I`m glad it`s over.  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, January 10, 2007, 11:02pm; Reply: 1160
I love Christmas, but once it is all over, it does make you think to what it is all about... seems an age ago...
Posted by: Sandra, January 11, 2007, 9:53am; Reply: 1161
I enjoyed Christmas. One of my highlights was taking my Nephews and Neice skating in Piccadilly Gardens at dusk. It was a beautiful afternoon and all had a great time - even the grown-ups.  :)

On the cooking front I had a new challenge - think of a dairy-free vegetarian meal for my neice!! I suppose that's kind of what vegan's eat??  :-/

By now my body wants to hibernate for a couple of weeks, so I  seem to be slow at everything...

roll on the spring  :)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, January 11, 2007, 5:06pm; Reply: 1162
I liked Christmas and New Year :D, well, the good parts anyway ::)
Posted by: NeilT, January 12, 2007, 2:15am; Reply: 1163
Quoted Text
roll on the spring
Oh YES please  :) Funny though will all of the bulbs sprouting, it is almost like spring, but hey ho brrrrrrrrrr Lets get past Easter and get some warm days back... oh, and lighter nights... Hey, we are already getting lighter nights  8)
Posted by: Elfi, January 12, 2007, 4:56pm; Reply: 1164
Quoted from NeilT
I love Christmas, but once it is all over, it does make you think to what it is all about... seems an age ago...



I`m wondering that, by Boxing Day. Always a bit of an anti-climax is`nt it?  :-/

Think I should be posting on the "Am I Getting Old" thread???  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, January 12, 2007, 4:58pm; Reply: 1165
Quoted from Sandra
I enjoyed Christmas. One of my highlights was taking my Nephews and Neice skating in Piccadilly Gardens at dusk. It was a beautiful afternoon and all had a great time - even the grown-ups.  :)


Sounds beautiful, I`d love to try it.  ;)

Posted by: nigel2568, January 12, 2007, 9:48pm; Reply: 1166
Quoted from Sandra
I enjoyed Christmas. One of my highlights was taking my Nephews and Neice skating in Piccadilly Gardens at dusk. It was a beautiful afternoon and all had a great time - even the grown-ups.  :)


Sounds like a great family Christmas. Would love to do something like that with my children one year. (It'll have to be soon though, my daughter is almost 16(ALREADY !!), and will be going her own way soon.

Posted by: NeilT, January 13, 2007, 9:00pm; Reply: 1167
My Lad, will be 16 this year!!! not that it makes me feel old  :o
Posted by: Sandra, January 13, 2007, 11:10pm; Reply: 1168
Hopefully not too old to skate, though  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, January 13, 2007, 11:11pm; Reply: 1169
Never  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, January 13, 2007, 11:41pm; Reply: 1170
Glad to hear it  :K)
Posted by: Elfi, January 14, 2007, 9:34pm; Reply: 1171
Well then.... you`re not too old to have a 16 year old . ;)
Posted by: Sandra, January 15, 2007, 12:39am; Reply: 1172
All the same, I'm glad I've got a decade to go before facing that one!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, January 15, 2007, 6:11pm; Reply: 1173
I dread it lol.... Connor was put here to test me, and he really does.... Vicki is going that way cos she`s 13, I`m running away lol.
Posted by: Sandra, January 15, 2007, 9:47pm; Reply: 1174
Mine can't imagine ever wanting to be away from home yet!  :D
Posted by: NeilT, January 15, 2007, 10:03pm; Reply: 1175
I am going to have to re-visit it all in another 10 years  ::) but with 3 of them doing it  :o
Posted by: Sandra, January 15, 2007, 10:22pm; Reply: 1176
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, January 15, 2007, 10:36pm; Reply: 1177
Heck three amounts of the stress... or wil it be 3 teenagers that can not get out of bed... Come to think of it, I am not getting out of bed early any more... maybe I am a teenager second time around  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, January 15, 2007, 10:48pm; Reply: 1178
It's the thought of three lots of boyfriends/girlfriends that does my head in! They'll either all want to bring them round at once or we won't see any of them...  :-/
Lie-ins - could do with a few more of them ;)
Posted by: Elfi, January 16, 2007, 5:33pm; Reply: 1179
You never know, might not be too bad.... but I pity Sandra.... having a 44 year old teenager lol.

:P ;D
Posted by: Sandra, January 16, 2007, 6:09pm; Reply: 1180
As long as the work gets done and the bills get paid, I'm easy about how we achieve that.  :)

As it happens, my own work has been somewhat lacking due to a funding crisis where I work. If I don't work I don't get paid, which is a pain, except it's been handy having a bit of chill time at home. I can't be doing with rushing around in the winter - it isn't natural!  :-/

... still have to be up to do the school run though!
Posted by: NeilT, January 18, 2007, 9:21pm; Reply: 1181
Funny old afternoon.... I should have been doing some personal training this afternoon. But got a phone call from a resident re a tree that had been blown down, so putting my Cllr hat on, thought I would do a site visit, got there, problem reported etc... the driving back, another tree had come down and the police where there, stopped, had a chat with the officer, when on the officers radio, another tree had come down, but this one was serious, officer asked me if I could stay and watch the tree/traffic, as it was a danger... So for 2.5 hours stood on my own directiong traffic... Am also a school governor of the month at the local school, so when the kids came out many of them reconised me, with a "Hello Mr Taylor" which was nice, but then the partents asking the little ones who I was!! Did get a call to the town hall, to say I would miss the training, but the message that got to the training romm was "Cllr Taylor, has been held up by the police"  ;D
Its a funny old world.
Posted by: Elfi, January 18, 2007, 9:26pm; Reply: 1182
Lol.... so you had a great afternoon then.... beats the school run and Tesco`s..... man, I have a boring life, I wanna be like you  ;D ( seriously).  ;)
Posted by: Karin, January 18, 2007, 9:48pm; Reply: 1183
We have a heavy storm overhere the whole day  :o
It's very dangerous to go out of the house  :-/
My dog was almost pick up when i go out with him  :(
He didn't like it outside so he went straight back  home  ;)

Poor Lucky !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today wasn't his lucky day at all  ;D
Posted by: Karin, January 18, 2007, 9:51pm; Reply: 1184
Belongs to the weather thread, sorry  :B ;D
Posted by: NeilT, January 18, 2007, 11:37pm; Reply: 1185
Quoted Text
man, I have a boring life, I wanna be like you
It would kill you!!! Right now as I write this, at close to midnight, I have MP3 files hitting me, listening to them and getting ready for a new OMD audio section. Working with the helpers, for the OMD event web site, working on two new web sites, doing some graphics for another person, updated some software, working on a political campaign, working on political literature, deleting spam from aguest book, on another site that is being hit by a spam bot, working a members only site, for another web site I look after, just done a press release draft for a press release I may issue in the next 24/48 hours, keeping up with several forums, including 2 that I offer developer support for... Oh and saying hello here  ;D Ha!! and that is at midnight  :o
Posted by: TheAviator, January 19, 2007, 1:07pm; Reply: 1186
Just think Neil, a fifty years ago it would just be you, a cartridge pen, blotting paper and writing paper with a 78 playing on your gramophone in the background ;)
Posted by: NeilT, January 19, 2007, 11:47pm; Reply: 1187
Quoted Text
78 playing on your gramophone in the background
I am sure that there is a OMD connection with those words :)
Posted by: Elfi, January 20, 2007, 8:45am; Reply: 1188
Quoted from NeilT
It would kill you!!! Right now as I write this, at close to midnight, I have MP3 files hitting me, listening to them and getting ready for a new OMD audio section. Working with the helpers, for the OMD event web site, working on two new web sites, doing some graphics for another person, updated some software, working on a political campaign, working on political literature, deleting spam from aguest book, on another site that is being hit by a spam bot, working a members only site, for another web site I look after, just done a press release draft for a press release I may issue in the next 24/48 hours, keeping up with several forums, including 2 that I offer developer support for... Oh and saying hello here  ;D Ha!! and that is at midnight  :o


Are you sure there`s only one of you Neil?? lol.

Posted by: NeilT, January 20, 2007, 8:47am; Reply: 1189
At times I do wonder!!
Posted by: Sandra, January 20, 2007, 10:52am; Reply: 1190
Well, I'm not going to even try and keep up! I like my slower pace of life...  ;D
Posted by: 356 (Guest), January 20, 2007, 12:49pm; Reply: 1191
oh yeah ... i know that feeling all too well ... time keeps ticking away ... but the work is stil there ... even on the next day !  :B :o ;)
Posted by: amber, January 20, 2007, 1:28pm; Reply: 1192
I am sorry for you, Neil and Oh_jay! :( May you have more leasure!
But, at the same time, i envy you, too. I hate weekends! I love, when i'm really busy.
Posted by: 356 (Guest), January 20, 2007, 1:49pm; Reply: 1193
usually weekends ( fri. - sun. ) are the busierst days for me & i may have the chance to relax a bit more during the rest of the week then ! ;)

Posted by: NeilT, January 21, 2007, 11:01am; Reply: 1194
I am believe it or not going a lot slower now, than a year back :)
Posted by: Elfi, January 21, 2007, 12:17pm; Reply: 1195
That`s good to hear Neil, you almost burnt yourself out at times, but at least you can see it now, before it caught up with you.
I like being busy, but sometimes, when it gets crazy, I have to wise up, and change direction for a while. ;)
Posted by: corky100, January 21, 2007, 1:31pm; Reply: 1196
So busy myself to at the momnt, no sign of slowing just yet either. Work is a little crazy at the moment, the extr work is aenjoyable, but hard, and with other things going on at the moment its a tough old life!
Still managed to find a little time to help out here though!!


edit: on top of that I appear to have lost one or two marbles too, judging by that spelling! ;D;D;D
Posted by: NeilT, January 21, 2007, 9:35pm; Reply: 1197
Ha.. my spelling is crap!!
Posted by: Elfi, January 23, 2007, 6:32pm; Reply: 1198
I had noticed lol.

And Corky.... your marbles got lost long ago. lol.

;) ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, January 30, 2007, 12:39am; Reply: 1199
Why thank you. You just fell off my Xmas card list and my smarties fancclub site favourites list.........

Can't believe no-one posted here today.....
Posted by: Sandra, January 30, 2007, 1:04am; Reply: 1200
Difficult to post on a blank screen?  :-/
Posted by: corky100, January 30, 2007, 1:11am; Reply: 1201
Didn't know about that. Have been busy today.

Mrs Corkys dad passed away yesterday and have been occupied most of the day. Not unexpected but still a shock. A lovely bloke who will be missed by many.

Can I be excused? ;D;D;D
Posted by: NeilT, January 30, 2007, 1:12am; Reply: 1202
But.... :) That was then..... This is Now.....   glad I have my skates on....  
Posted by: omj, January 30, 2007, 2:13am; Reply: 1203
Sorry to hear about your bereavement, Corky. Give my regards to Mrs. C.
Posted by: amber, January 30, 2007, 6:15am; Reply: 1204
Sorry to hear about it, Corky. My deepest condolences to your Mrs and you.
Posted by: Sandra, January 30, 2007, 9:39am; Reply: 1205
Sorry to hear about that, Corky. Our thoughts with you and Mrs Corky again.  :K)

Neil did explain the problem with the forum, but I'm not up to speed with "server speak" yet... all I know is that I was trying to catch up myself yesterday and found only a blank page to stare at. Glad it's all back up and running. Corky when you came online it had only just started working, so that makes more sense now.  :)
Posted by: nigel2568, January 30, 2007, 9:44am; Reply: 1206
My condolences to you and Mrs C also Corky.
Posted by: 356 (Guest), January 30, 2007, 9:58am; Reply: 1207
Quoted from nigel2568

My condolences to you and Mrs C also Corky.


the same from me , as it's always hard to lose a beloved person that was around for so long !  :(

Posted by: Karin, January 30, 2007, 2:28pm; Reply: 1208
My deepest condolences to you and Mrs Corky  :K)

That news is terrible, so i wish the both of you all the best  :K)
Posted by: Elfi, January 30, 2007, 6:01pm; Reply: 1209
Sorry to hear that Corky, very sad news. Be thinking about you all.
Posted by: corky100, January 30, 2007, 6:22pm; Reply: 1210
Thanks to you all, I'll pass them on to Mrs C.

Sandra, yes it does appear I came back online at a most apt time. Here was I thinking you were all too lazy to post on a Sunday when in fact you had nothing to post to!! ;D;D;D
Posted by: Elfi, January 30, 2007, 6:36pm; Reply: 1211
And nothing to post it on.  ::) ;)
Posted by: Stephanie -Angel Wings-, January 30, 2007, 7:50pm; Reply: 1212
I have REALLY busy this month and thats why I haven't been on this forum for while, I'm happy that I'm able to post from time to time, lol
Posted by: Sandra, January 31, 2007, 11:21pm; Reply: 1213
Quoted from corky100

Sandra, yes it does appear I came back online at a most apt time. Here was I thinking you were all too lazy to post on a Sunday when in fact you had nothing to post to!! ;D;D;D


Yes, there was a reassuring message at the bottom of the screen that proclaimed "Done", yet the page was utterly blank for a while. Glad it's all hunkydory now.  :)
Posted by: TheAviator, February 1, 2007, 12:45pm; Reply: 1214
Corky my condolences to you both.

Here is a poem by Mary Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
Posted by: Elfi, February 1, 2007, 1:35pm; Reply: 1215
That`s beautiful Aviator..... reminds me of another poem, about being in another room.  :'(
Posted by: corky100, February 1, 2007, 9:54pm; Reply: 1216
Thank yo very much for that Dave  :)
Posted by: NeilT, February 2, 2007, 12:20am; Reply: 1217
On to happier things... Whos booked a holiday for this year  ;D
Posted by: corky100, February 2, 2007, 1:06am; Reply: 1218
I booked 16 May...... ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 2, 2007, 1:44am; Reply: 1219
something going on then  8)
Posted by: amber, February 2, 2007, 3:58am; Reply: 1220
Ohhhhhhh, May the 17th-19th...
These are going to be the best holidays in my life!!! ;D ;D ;D
:) i'll go by plane (the first time),
:) i'll be abroad (the first time (Lithuania doesn't count)),
:) AND I'LL SEE (26)) Can anything be better?
Posted by: TheAviator, February 2, 2007, 12:42pm; Reply: 1221
Booked all my holiday entitlement by Jan 4th. 2 days left for pre-Christmas for any performances my daughters in at school or performing arts.
Hence on 16th May I'll arrive at Empire about 7pm.

Holidays - 1 week in Hawkshead, Cumbria during Whit week and off to Brittany the last two weeks in August
Posted by: NeilT, February 2, 2007, 8:35pm; Reply: 1222
Good to see some forward planning :)
Posted by: Sandra, February 3, 2007, 10:48am; Reply: 1223
Anyone booked a honeymoon?  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, February 3, 2007, 7:52pm; Reply: 1224
A what?  :o
Posted by: Sandra, February 3, 2007, 8:00pm; Reply: 1225
;D
Posted by: Elfi, February 3, 2007, 8:58pm; Reply: 1226
Ha ha... nice one Sandra.lol.
Posted by: NeilT, February 4, 2007, 11:00am; Reply: 1227
We could go to the moon and get honey from it  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, February 4, 2007, 3:26pm; Reply: 1228
Not quite the same thing, but would be nice.... then go on honeymoon when you get back.  ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, February 5, 2007, 12:38pm; Reply: 1229
Quoted from NeilT
Good to see some forward planning :)



I've got dates for school holidays upto July 2008. Have to book my holidays before co - workers get in there  :)
Posted by: TheAviator, February 5, 2007, 1:40pm; Reply: 1230
Quoted from Sandra
Anyone booked a honeymoon?  ;)


How about Paris about 20th - 26th May, you could even catch a good theatre show or maybe a concert  ;)
Posted by: Sandra, February 5, 2007, 7:41pm; Reply: 1231
In my dreams... well, actually I get Bongos in my dreams at the mo  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, February 5, 2007, 8:50pm; Reply: 1232
Just got mail... looks like the Bongo will be ready for collection on Saturday :)

Is it just me, or has half of the internet ground to a halt to-day?
Posted by: corky100, February 6, 2007, 9:02pm; Reply: 1233
My half seems OK......
Posted by: Sandra, February 8, 2007, 8:10pm; Reply: 1234
Went to the town hall last night to hear Neil present a question to council. What we hadn't realised was that it was the same night as the England game... took an hour to do a 20 min journey  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, February 8, 2007, 11:32pm; Reply: 1235
And I did get a little stressed in the traffic....
Posted by: Elfi, February 11, 2007, 5:47am; Reply: 1236
I hate long drives.... especially when I`m the one doing the driving. :(

Did you get your question answered tho??  ;)
Posted by: suec, February 11, 2007, 8:58am; Reply: 1237
Quoted from NeilT
And I did get a little stressed in the traffic....


No need to get stressed any more now you have got your Bongo :D
Posted by: NeilT, February 11, 2007, 8:48pm; Reply: 1238
true true.... :)
Posted by: Karin, February 11, 2007, 10:03pm; Reply: 1239
VERY true  ;D ;)
Posted by: Sandra, February 11, 2007, 10:46pm; Reply: 1240
Our Bongo is lovely, but it doesn't have wings... ::)
Posted by: colcol, February 18, 2007, 12:05pm; Reply: 1241
i'm not, if you're not too, then don't, because it's rude...
Posted by: suec, February 18, 2007, 1:17pm; Reply: 1242
Quoted from Sandra
Our Bongo is lovely, but it doesn't have wings... ::)


You could always try some red bull in the oil  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, February 18, 2007, 9:00pm; Reply: 1243
Hmm - Diesel and Red Bull...

should be enough to make anything fly!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 19, 2007, 12:53am; Reply: 1244
cooking fat  ;D
Posted by: suec, February 19, 2007, 7:19am; Reply: 1245
Quoted from NeilT
cooking fat  ;D


If I was a bongo I'd prefer the diesel and red bull :D
Posted by: NeilT, February 19, 2007, 11:39pm; Reply: 1246
Quoted Text
If I was a bongo I'd prefer the diesel and red bull
do you have to pay tax on this :)
Posted by: MJB, February 20, 2007, 7:40am; Reply: 1247
Quoted from NeilT
cooking fat  ;D



Don't you swear at my Kitty like that!!!  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) :cat


































Gettit??  :P
Posted by: NeilT, February 20, 2007, 11:14pm; Reply: 1248
not a cooking cat then  ;D
Posted by: MJB, February 21, 2007, 7:23am; Reply: 1249
No, he has his servants to do that!!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 22, 2007, 12:28am; Reply: 1250
Hey... guess what happens in May?
Posted by: MJB, February 22, 2007, 7:25am; Reply: 1251
??) Eh?  ??)
Posted by: Sandra, February 22, 2007, 9:08am; Reply: 1252
Quoted from NeilT
Hey... guess what happens in May?



I get my first holiday in seven years without kids!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 23, 2007, 1:36am; Reply: 1253
May = elections :)
Posted by: MJB, February 23, 2007, 7:21am; Reply: 1254
Quoted from NeilT
May = elections :)



Is it just local ones Neil?

(think) sure that it must be as I'm sure I'd have heard if it was a general...
Posted by: TheAviator, February 23, 2007, 12:22pm; Reply: 1255
I admit I spoilt my vote last year. The choice was Labour or Tory  :-/
I spoilt it cos it then still gets counted
Posted by: Sandra, February 23, 2007, 9:43pm; Reply: 1256
Yes, locals  :)
Posted by: NeilT, February 23, 2007, 11:10pm; Reply: 1257
I think that even to do a spoilt vote does help!! as they do get counted...
Posted by: MJB, February 26, 2007, 7:21am; Reply: 1258
That's a bummer, there needs to be a general, get this w****r well and truly out of no 10  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Posted by: Elfi, February 26, 2007, 8:40pm; Reply: 1259
The Councillors are hitting each other here, with their handbags lol. Always loads of bitching, when the elections come around. ;)
Posted by: NeilT, February 26, 2007, 9:43pm; Reply: 1260
Quoted Text
The Councillors are hitting each other here, with their handbags lol.
:) yes local election stuff is kicking into place.. Nope we do not want a general *yet* lets wait for the hand over, then a year, then the trouble will start.. on who did what, I think that 2009 will be a good year for a GE.. hey the one after that I may even stand for parliment... I means as if.. me a MP  ;D watch this space and lets see ;)
Posted by: MJB, February 27, 2007, 7:26am; Reply: 1261
I firmly believe we need a General to get this entire bunch of t@ssers out, not just the d1ckhead!!!!!
Posted by: Elfi, February 27, 2007, 10:59pm; Reply: 1262
Well, I for 1 think you`d make a damned good MP Neil.... you`ve proven yourself on local issues, and your feet are on the ground. You`d definately get my vote. ;)
Posted by: corky100, February 28, 2007, 1:13am; Reply: 1263
Quoted from Elfi
The Councillors are hitting each other here, with their handbags lol. Always loads of bitching, when the elections come around. ;)


....And thats just the Men?? :D:D:D

Dunno about you Neil, But THESE get mine!! ;D;D;D
Posted by: MJB, February 28, 2007, 7:30am; Reply: 1264
Quoted from corky100


....And thats just the Men?? :D:D:D

Dunno about you Neil, But THESE get mine!! ;D;D;D


(think) .. Hmmm, depends what kind of handbag they carry.....  ;D

Posted by: NeilT, February 28, 2007, 8:55pm; Reply: 1265
When I am in the chamber... I have a big stick... no a pea shooter  ;D
Done a up date on my first 9 months - http://www.traffordlibdems.org.uk/site/articles.php?lng=en&pg=411
Posted by: MJB, March 1, 2007, 7:32am; Reply: 1266
(clap) Well done Mr T!  :)
Posted by: MJB, March 7, 2007, 1:15pm; Reply: 1267
The Aviator - can you re-post on this one, the one you posted on is locked as it is the "old" version. Part 4 is the current one!
Thanks
;D :K)
Posted by: TheAviator, March 7, 2007, 1:16pm; Reply: 1268
Dammit, put this on the wrong longest thread....

This Easter we are having a week sitting at home chilling out. Paying so much mortgage, bills etc we thought we should enjoy what we are paying for.

What are you going to be doing at Easter?
Posted by: MJB, March 7, 2007, 1:20pm; Reply: 1269
Ohhhhhhhhhh! My "Moderator" status came in useful for about the second time!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: suec, March 7, 2007, 4:26pm; Reply: 1270
Quoted from TheAviator
This Easter we are having a week sitting at home chilling out. Paying so much mortgage, bills etc we thought we should enjoy what we are paying for.


Know what you mean, although my hubby went out and had an impulse buy the other weekend  ::) so he'll be sitting watching football on his new plasma screen no doubt::)
Posted by: NeilT, March 8, 2007, 9:41pm; Reply: 1271
eh!!! Easter.... is that a long way away .. no idea where time is going at the moment..
Posted by: MJB, March 9, 2007, 7:24am; Reply: 1272
No Neil, Good Friday is April 6th and Easter Monday is April 9th (our Second Wedding Anniversary)  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, March 9, 2007, 11:50pm; Reply: 1273
Golly.... where does time get to !!!!!
Posted by: MJB, March 12, 2007, 7:25am; Reply: 1274
Yeh, we've been saying that!  :o

You need some "Happy Easter" smilies though Neil!!!  ;) ;) ;) ;D
Posted by: NeilT, March 12, 2007, 10:41pm; Reply: 1275
I have my special smilie machine here
Posted by: MJB, March 13, 2007, 7:14am; Reply: 1276
But they're not on on the smilies we can pick from are they?  :-/ ;)

Anyway, Easter will be the Anniversary for us, so never mind the eggs it's cotton underwear for us this year!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: omj, March 13, 2007, 1:32pm; Reply: 1277
Good evening at the flicks last night - Pandora's Box, with a short introductory talk, and live piano accompaniment. Theatre nearly full, too!
Posted by: NeilT, March 13, 2007, 11:59pm; Reply: 1278
was that the original B&W version omj?
Posted by: MJB, March 14, 2007, 7:34am; Reply: 1279
Nasty accident en route to work this morning. White Renault approaching crossroad - cars coming both ways on main road - so Renault still pulls out .... and smashes into both cars.... Eeejit.... :box
Posted by: omj, March 14, 2007, 2:53pm; Reply: 1280
Quoted from NeilT
was that the original B&W version omj?


Yes, indeed the original silent.  8)

Posted by: NeilT, March 14, 2007, 11:41pm; Reply: 1281
Thats great omj.. and a full house..

Maxine... did you sing Crash, Bang Wallop... what a picture  ;D
Posted by: MJB, March 15, 2007, 7:20am; Reply: 1282
Quoted from NeilT

Maxine... did you sing Crash, Bang Wallop... what a picture  ;D


(rofl) Yes, and "Driving In My Car"!!!  ;D

Posted by: Sandra, March 18, 2007, 10:19pm; Reply: 1283
there was a nasty crash at the bottom of our road last night..  :(
Posted by: MJB, March 19, 2007, 7:35am; Reply: 1284
We had a nasty crash at the weekend, a three feet log (previously the branch of a pine tree) through a fence panel!!!  Ouch!!! 8)
Posted by: NeilT, March 20, 2007, 12:07am; Reply: 1285
Soooo..... who is getting away for Easter?
Posted by: corky100, March 20, 2007, 12:22am; Reply: 1286
I'm off to Leicester next week for a 2 day expense paid conference. Does that count? ;D

Might just take a night over somewhere though....
Posted by: NeilT, March 20, 2007, 1:55am; Reply: 1287
aha.. a mini break for Corky :) lucky so n so
Posted by: MJB, March 20, 2007, 7:19am; Reply: 1288
Quoted from corky100
I'm off to Leicester next week for a 2 day expense paid conference. Does that count? ;D



Corky, have you actually ever BEEN to Leicester before???

Believe me, the best thing about Leicester (apart from the De Montfort Hall of course!) is the road out of it!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: corky100, March 20, 2007, 11:09pm; Reply: 1289
Believe me, I didn't Choose this!! ;D

We even have to stay over on the campus (Me, the renown student loving hypocrite...;D)
Posted by: MJB, March 21, 2007, 7:14am; Reply: 1290
I only live an hour or so from there, and used to have a close friend there (who went and moved to bl@@dy Alnwick!!!!  :P); so spent alot of time visiting Leicester - but I never liked the place and the pubs were sh1te!!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, March 21, 2007, 7:57pm; Reply: 1291
Ha! Oh..... its the first day of spring :)
Posted by: corky100, March 21, 2007, 11:23pm; Reply: 1292
and not a Daffy in sight!  ;D
Posted by: MJB, March 22, 2007, 7:09am; Reply: 1293
Quoted from NeilT
Ha! Oh..... its the first day of spring :)



And we have had snow, sleet and ice yesterday; and it was sleeting this morning on the way to work.

It has killed our neighbours snowdrops too  :o

Hope the weather is better on Saturday eh Neil?  ;) (37))























(It was freezing the day we got married, but stayed dry and the (37)) did come out in the end)
Posted by: omj, March 22, 2007, 6:31pm; Reply: 1294
My daffs have been out for the past fortnight.

Still cold in here, with no fire - brrr
Posted by: NeilT, March 22, 2007, 9:35pm; Reply: 1295
we went to Sefton Park a couple of weeks back to see the daffs.... in fact we have had daffs round here since January!! most strange...
Posted by: MJB, March 23, 2007, 7:07am; Reply: 1296
There are daffs in our "new neighbours" garden!  ;D
Posted by: corky100, March 23, 2007, 7:11am; Reply: 1297
Call the police then!!! Get those Daffs out, cheeky buggers! ;D;D;D
Posted by: TheAviator, March 28, 2007, 2:10pm; Reply: 1298
styal park is a nice place for daffs, not as good as bodnant Garden in N. wales.

hoping to have mini break in Shrewsbury at Easter. Is evryone else staying at home
Posted by: NeilT, March 28, 2007, 11:19pm; Reply: 1299
I hpe next week to get away for a night for the first sleep in the Bongo :) Then week after a couple of nights away with all of kids with the Bongo and tent heaaaaaaaaaaa so much looking forward to it...
Posted by: MJB, March 29, 2007, 5:56am; Reply: 1300
Coo, Neil, you and your flipping camping!!!!  :D :D :D

Give me a plush hotel anyday!!!  ;) ;) ;)
Posted by: NeilT, March 29, 2007, 8:58pm; Reply: 1301
Quoted Text
Give me a plush hotel anyday!!!
cant drive a bongo into  a hotel.... and they do not take Llamas!
Posted by: MJB, March 30, 2007, 11:55am; Reply: 1302
I'd have to leave the bongo at home and park the llama in the car park!!!  ;)

(bannanalama)
Posted by: NeilT, March 30, 2007, 8:15pm; Reply: 1303
But Llama want to drive :)
Posted by: Sandra, March 30, 2007, 8:42pm; Reply: 1304
Quoted from NeilT
I hope next week to get away for a night for the first sleep in the Bongo :) Then week after a couple of nights away with all of kids with the Bongo and tent heaaaaaaaaaaa so much looking forward to it...


Indeed.  :)
Tonight was the first time this year that we got all 4 kids and had a play out on the green and then in the back garden. It was great to be out in the fresh air and laughing with the kids. Can't beat it. Neil's eldest is inheriting Neil's old tent and stove so he can go off with his mates. It's to Neil's credit that firstly his son still wants to camp and secondly, that in this paranoid age, he's allowing him to go. Good new all round.  :)

Posted by: MJB, April 2, 2007, 6:03am; Reply: 1305
Quoted from NeilT
But Llama want to drive :)



Put him in a mini then..... (driving1)  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 2, 2007, 8:31pm; Reply: 1306
a mini as far to small.... unlike a Bongo :)

Any way... leason to-day was how to deal with drains!!! just dont ask  :o
Posted by: MJB, April 3, 2007, 5:54am; Reply: 1307
Quoted from NeilT
leason to-day was how to deal with drains!!! just dont ask  :o


Well sorry Mr T!  ;D With a statement like that, I just HAVE to ask... c'mon, what's happened with your drains????  ;D

Posted by: TheAviator, April 3, 2007, 11:28am; Reply: 1308
United Utilities look after my drains and it only costs 1.99 a month  :)
Posted by: NeilT, April 3, 2007, 9:42pm; Reply: 1309
Mnnnnn drains yesterday... and the toilet to-day..... the drain monster is out to get me !!!!!!
Posted by: MJB, April 4, 2007, 6:01am; Reply: 1310
Probably Roland Rat trying to make a comeback!!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 4, 2007, 8:28pm; Reply: 1311
To think... this time tomorrow we will be spening our first night in the Bongo  :o
Posted by: TheAviator, April 5, 2007, 9:46am; Reply: 1312
Quoted from NeilT
Mnnnnn drains yesterday... and the toilet to-day..... the drain monster is out to get me !!!!!!


What have you been flushing away? Anything the taxman should know about, or the police?   (shhh)

and now your getting away in your Bongo...very suspicious
Posted by: NeilT, April 7, 2007, 6:57pm; Reply: 1313
And we hid out on a farmers field for 2 nights  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, April 8, 2007, 10:44am; Reply: 1314
Would`nt he have been allowed to shoot you if he`d caught you?? lol. You old risk taker you lol. ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 8, 2007, 10:00pm; Reply: 1315
Quoted Text
You old risk taker you lol.
thats the way to do it ;)
Posted by: MJB, April 18, 2007, 5:31am; Reply: 1316
I'm feeling really old. My eldest niece is FIFTEEN tomorrow, and it only seems like 5 flipping minutes since she was born! :o :o :o

Posted by: TheAviator, April 18, 2007, 9:45am; Reply: 1317
I know exactly what you mean, it seems like Christmas was only yesterday and our youngest recently turned 14 and our eldest is 21 this year.
Posted by: NeilT, April 18, 2007, 9:51pm; Reply: 1318
***OUCH*** my eldest is 16 in August!!!! and leaves school...
Posted by: corky100, April 18, 2007, 9:59pm; Reply: 1319
I'm not far off the same age as most of your kids. Ahem...... ::) ::) ::)
Posted by: MJB, April 19, 2007, 5:35am; Reply: 1320
I've just spoken to my niece to wish her (birthday1) and I was talking to her about the fact that, in 1992, her birth was on Easter Sunday. She then asked that horrible question.... Does it make you feel old???. I said "well, as I was 24 at the time... YES!!!"


Bless her, I still love her to bits!!! (smitten)
Posted by: TheAviator, April 19, 2007, 11:34am; Reply: 1321
Quoted from corky100
I'm not far off the same age as most of your kids. Ahem...... ::) ::) ::)


Is your birthday on Feb 29th then?  ;)

Posted by: suec, April 19, 2007, 2:38pm; Reply: 1322
My eldest in 17 and youngest is 13.  

I suppose the time has come for me to stop using my babies as an excuse for being overweight  ;D
Posted by: corky100, April 19, 2007, 8:40pm; Reply: 1323
Quoted from TheAviator


Is your birthday on Feb 29th then?  ;)



Jealousy will get you nowhere!!  ;D ;D

I'm just young and youthful.... :P
Posted by: NeilT, April 19, 2007, 11:25pm; Reply: 1324
Bollox !!!  ;D
Posted by: MJB, April 20, 2007, 5:43am; Reply: 1325
Quoted from corky100


I'm just young and youthful.... :P


Hey! That's made my day, I'm 2 years older than you, but it must mean I can say that too!!!  ;) ;)

Posted by: TheAviator, April 20, 2007, 12:29pm; Reply: 1326
Quoted from NeilT
Bollox !!!  ;D



Dont you mean Botox  ;)
Posted by: corky100, April 20, 2007, 8:24pm; Reply: 1327
Buttocks?  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 20, 2007, 8:40pm; Reply: 1328
this could get rude  ;D
Posted by: corky100, April 20, 2007, 9:16pm; Reply: 1329
We need the excitement...... ;)
Posted by: suec, April 21, 2007, 6:00am; Reply: 1330
it's all getting too much for me at my old age - youngsters today  :o :D
Posted by: corky100, April 21, 2007, 11:31pm; Reply: 1331
Us kids should be seen and not heard, eh?  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: suec, April 22, 2007, 1:56pm; Reply: 1332
absolutely young whippersnappers  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 22, 2007, 10:00pm; Reply: 1333
Go 4 it  ;D
Posted by: MJB, April 23, 2007, 5:33am; Reply: 1334
Quoted from corky100
We need the excitement...... ;)


Do we ever....  ::) ::) ;D ;D

Posted by: MJB, April 24, 2007, 5:35am; Reply: 1335
:rain It's flipping raining here this morning... where's that damn (37)) gone?? :thumbsdown
Posted by: TheAviator, April 24, 2007, 10:21am; Reply: 1336
After all that (39)) we need plenty of :rain  for the grass to grow  
Posted by: Karin, April 24, 2007, 5:40pm; Reply: 1337
We need rain too  ;)
Posted by: suec, April 24, 2007, 7:25pm; Reply: 1338
Looks like Summer's over then
Posted by: Karin, April 24, 2007, 7:37pm; Reply: 1339
The summer isn't over in the Netherlands, we haven't got rain overhere at all !!!
It's nice warm weather but any rain would be welcome for the well being of the flowers, tree's and the grass  ;D ;)
Posted by: NeilT, April 24, 2007, 7:49pm; Reply: 1340
Let it rain till the bank holiday :)
Posted by: MJB, April 25, 2007, 5:26am; Reply: 1341
May is good for Bank Holidays; then nothing til August - there should be at least one a month methinks!!!!


No :rain today here though! No (37)) either!!!! (Just dull atm)
Posted by: corky100, April 25, 2007, 9:55am; Reply: 1342
Should be one a week........and we should go to church on Sundays.


Church Inn, in my case  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, April 25, 2007, 11:02am; Reply: 1343
I do lots of things religiously on a Sunday; but going to Church in't necessarily one of them!  ;D
Posted by: corky100, April 25, 2007, 8:43pm; Reply: 1344
Pray, tell........ ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 25, 2007, 10:10pm; Reply: 1345
Any way... to move on from the church.. is anyone going to vote on May 3rd?
Posted by: MJB, April 26, 2007, 5:29am; Reply: 1346
Corky - that'd be telling now, wouldn't it... ;) ;)


Neil - Indeed I shall be voting - cos then if the wrong lot get voted in, I can complain about it!!  :P ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, April 26, 2007, 10:24am; Reply: 1347
Neil - We are voting but with a choice between Labour / Tory / independant  party it'll be spoiled votes again.

Maxine - Is there a right lot?
Posted by: suec, April 26, 2007, 4:15pm; Reply: 1348
I'll be voting
Posted by: NeilT, April 26, 2007, 9:10pm; Reply: 1349
Quoted Text
it'll be spoiled votes again.
Ah... election time.. :) If a person spoils a paper, it may be better than not voting... Suppose that every person in the country did this or did not vote.. there would be changes....

Lets press on for proportional representation that would make a change for the good in politics   ;)
Posted by: corky100, April 26, 2007, 9:34pm; Reply: 1350
I think we should have a cross-party representaional comittee running councils, with an interim shadow panel to iron through the collective manifestos at a lower proportionate level.

or, in short, vote for one of each........ ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: omj, April 26, 2007, 10:07pm; Reply: 1351
I want to see what our new mobile polling station looks like in the pub carpark - after they built a housing estate over the school at the bottom of the road, we had to walk to a church hall half-a-mile away.

There is something very satisfying about walking to the polling station, not driving etc. At general elections, I like to get a bottle of bubbly in to listen to the results to - the only time other than Christmas.
Posted by: NeilT, April 26, 2007, 11:14pm; Reply: 1352
Quoted Text
There is something very satisfying about walking to the polling station
have to agree :) This year, with new regs, the results are going to be late, very late. we are lucky that we have a count that will be taking place, but first results are not expected till 2.30am  :o Other areas are not doing their counts till the following morning.. Just one week from now, and we will know... We hope for one gain, one hold, and an increase in 2/3 wards which we may target in 2008  ::)

Exciting stuff eh  ;D for some...
Posted by: MJB, April 27, 2007, 5:28am; Reply: 1353
Quoted from TheAviator


Maxine - Is there a right lot?


;D Maybe not, but at least if I've voted, when whoever gets in... if they do something I don't like I can moan about it because I went and exercised my right to vote.

If you sit on your @ss and don't vote; when things do go t1ts up - really, you should keep schtumm!!! (shhh)(shhh)
Posted by: TheAviator, April 27, 2007, 7:54am; Reply: 1354
I've always told people use your vote. When any reply they dont like whats on offer or that it never changes anything I tell them.
go vote and mark an x in every box. This way it is still counted but as a spoiled vote.
Neil I agree about proportional representation. It would give a better balance all round.
Posted by: NeilT, April 27, 2007, 11:01am; Reply: 1355
Quoted Text
Neil I agree about proportional representation
someone agrees with me  ;D It must be Friday
Posted by: MJB, April 27, 2007, 11:03am; Reply: 1356
Thank crunchie for that!  ;D
Posted by: corky100, April 28, 2007, 10:07pm; Reply: 1357
mmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Chocolate........ ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 28, 2007, 10:16pm; Reply: 1358
Is that a Friday or a choccy mment ;)
Posted by: corky100, April 28, 2007, 10:51pm; Reply: 1359
Who cares about Friday? Its all in the sugar!!

I'm sooooo Shallow (thats a Friends moment there, sorry!)
Posted by: Elfi, April 29, 2007, 2:09pm; Reply: 1360
You lot went from something very dull to something very uplifting, with lightening speed lol. They should use these threads as a script for a comic sketch.  ;) ;D
Posted by: corky100, April 29, 2007, 7:07pm; Reply: 1361
And you though Mr Kay was funny? He learned it all from me as I passed the Phoenix Nights set taking the kids to school everyday.
I claim credit for all the punchlines. Garlic Bread? Been saying that since I was five........ ;D ;D ;D

Sort of.
Posted by: NeilT, April 29, 2007, 10:46pm; Reply: 1362
Quoted Text
I'm sooooo Shallow
hope you can swim ;)
Posted by: corky100, April 29, 2007, 11:55pm; Reply: 1363
I only do water up to the ankles. Higher than that, I start to Panic.... :P
Posted by: MJB, April 30, 2007, 5:31am; Reply: 1364
Must be tough when you need a :bath?  ;)
Posted by: TheAviator, April 30, 2007, 12:31pm; Reply: 1365
What Corkie bathe! dont be daft woman, they stand out in the rain in Bolton to wash.  ;)
Posted by: Elfi, April 30, 2007, 1:40pm; Reply: 1366
Cos they`re tough that way lol.

Corky.... I knew Peter Kay reminded me of someone.  ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, April 30, 2007, 2:30pm; Reply: 1367
Who recognises the tour t-shirt youthful me is wearing in my avatar
Posted by: Elfi, April 30, 2007, 6:01pm; Reply: 1368
I noticed you`d changed your avatar aviator, but have`nt a clue myself about the t-shirt.... no doubt there will be quite a few here who will tho.

How " youthful" then?.... was it long ago??  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, April 30, 2007, 7:32pm; Reply: 1369
Quoted Text
Who recognises the tour t-shirt youthful me is wearing in my avatar
that will be got from Organisation, or if you where lucky just before when OMD where just getting going
Posted by: corky100, April 30, 2007, 7:48pm; Reply: 1370
Didn't even recognise you Dave. You've aged, um, er, well?  ;D ;D ;D

I take it the Tshirt still fits then?
Posted by: TheAviator, May 1, 2007, 10:34am; Reply: 1371
elfi - It was back in Summer of '81

Neil - It was from the Organisation tour

Quoted from corky100
Didn't even recognise you Dave. You've aged, um, er, well?  ;D ;D ;D

I take it the Tshirt still fits then?
   Only if I want to do a Hulk impression

Posted by: NeilT, May 1, 2007, 7:26pm; Reply: 1372
Quoted Text
It was from the Organisation tour
Yup... I still have mine!!!
Posted by: Elfi, May 11, 2007, 3:41am; Reply: 1373
Quoted from TheAviator
elfi - It was back in Summer of '81


Good memories Aviator???  Would you go back there tho?? lol. Most of the 80`s is a blur to me....  don`t know why really.  ;) ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, May 11, 2007, 9:21am; Reply: 1374
Quoted from Elfi


Most of the 80`s is a blur to me....  don`t know why really.  ;) ;D


Its probably the time you did all your sleeping ;D

Quoted from Elfi


Would you go back there tho??  


I don't think so, I have the memories and they are good enough. There will always be plenty of 'if only's' in hindsight.
Going back raises the dilema of having the butterfly effect. If time travel could be done to a known time / space it would cause me to ensure a wealthy future. The problem is, money is not everything - happiness and health are priceless and here I am now with the experiences life has given me, a wonderful loving family and life. If I changed something in the past could it make my life any better I certainly would not want it to be any worse. Has my answer been a bit deep there? Can you tell its a subject I like.
Posted by: NeilT, May 11, 2007, 5:57pm; Reply: 1375
Quoted Text
happiness and health are priceless
my little journey in life so has been a really intresting one, with more things that have taken place so far than many people cramp into a full lifetime.
Last year as some will know saw me have the biggest change in my life ever. To get elected was a suprise, and I am enjoying it, to leave my business was hard to do after 20 years, and to say bye bye to that baby has been weird, I do not miss it now, though I do miss the money and the perks, but they really are nothing compared to what I have now. When I lost my dad, I just never knew what the following year was going to bring, and I am sure he, my mum and my brother have really looked down and taken care of me.
Sandra came into my life and to have met someone so special was out of the blue. Skint nowadays, but very happy... and we own a Bongo!!! who would have ever believed that :)
Posted by: Sandra, May 11, 2007, 7:48pm; Reply: 1376
Quoted from NeilT
  Skint nowadays, but very happy... and we own a Bongo!!! who would have ever believed that :)



Wise words, to which I can only add "thank goodness for Bargain Madness", otherwise known as B&Ms  :)

Been skint since I gave up work to look after my daughter nearly 6 years ago, but not a single regret. Nor any regrets about marrying a certain Mr T, or about joining th Bongo fraternity (another friendly lot). So just one problem at the mo....


WHO WANTS TO BUY A FIESTA FREESTYLE???

Someone must want one....  :-/
Posted by: Elfi, May 13, 2007, 9:19am; Reply: 1377
Lol.... have you still got that?? lol.  ;)

Aviator.... I can tell it`s a subject you like.... would`nt it be great tho, to have the wealth AND yor family.. oh yes. ;)... but like you say, happiness and health are priceless... and the choices you would make if you had the chance to go back, may not lead you to your lovely family, so you`re a lucky man, all told eh?.  ;)

Neil....  You`ve been through 3 life times, have`nt you chick?, but if that`s what it took to get you to where you are now, it was well worth it all, eh.  ;)

Sandra... Im sure there were times when you thought life would beat you.... look at you now... you go girl lol.  ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, May 14, 2007, 10:12am; Reply: 1378
And to cap it all OMitD are revisiting the A&M tour, I just would love to hear Sister Marie says at the Summerpops
Posted by: MJB, May 15, 2007, 5:14am; Reply: 1379
Quoted from Elfi


Would you go back there tho??  


To the 80s? In a flash! Preferably at the age I am now so that I could have enjoyed them even more than I did!!!  ;D ;D

Posted by: Elfi, May 15, 2007, 3:39pm; Reply: 1380
Quoted from MJB


To the 80s? In a flash! Preferably at the age I am now so that I could have enjoyed them even more than I did!!!  ;D ;D



But would`nt everyone think you were an "oldie" then?? lol

Nah, if I was going back... Id wanna be the age I was then... maybe just a little bit wiser. ;D

Posted by: corky100, May 15, 2007, 10:13pm; Reply: 1381
If you went back to the 80s at the age you are now, You'd be picking up your bus pass by the time you got back to 2007 again...... ;D ;D ;D


(Ducks to avoid flying debris...)
Posted by: MJB, May 16, 2007, 5:08am; Reply: 1382
I wouldn't care - the older I get the more fun I have in my life.... so yeah, I stand my by original post!!!  (Mnn-Cool)
Posted by: Elfi, May 16, 2007, 2:11pm; Reply: 1383
I wanna be able to do hand stands again tho lol...( just for the hell of it)... and club til 6am.  ;D
Posted by: MJB, May 17, 2007, 10:58am; Reply: 1384
I can still do handstands - although the blood rushes to my head alot quicker these days!!!  :D :rofl
Posted by: Elfi, May 17, 2007, 11:44am; Reply: 1385
WOW! you spring chicken you.... be more than the blood rushing to my head if I did it lol. and anyway, I would`nt be able to see.  ;) ;D
Posted by: MJB, May 17, 2007, 2:02pm; Reply: 1386
I am only a spring chicken....  8) 8) :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl  8) 8)
Posted by: corky100, May 20, 2007, 9:50pm; Reply: 1387
Erm. If you say so.

I heard the mind is the first thing to go...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, May 21, 2007, 5:13am; Reply: 1388
You're only as old as the man you feel (whistle)


Well, 'cept me, cos he's older than me!! :rofl
Posted by: Elfi, May 21, 2007, 5:49pm; Reply: 1389
Quoted from corky100
Erm. If you say so.

I heard the mind is the first thing to go...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



What`d you mean you heard lol.... has`nt it happened yet???  :P ;) ;D
Posted by: corky100, May 21, 2007, 8:21pm; Reply: 1390
Sorry? you lost me. I haven't a clue what you're talking about.

Do I know you?

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, May 22, 2007, 9:01am; Reply: 1391
Quoted from corky100
I heard the mind is the first thing to go......


thats why post-it notes were invented...mmmmmmm...if I could only remember where I stuck 'em  

Posted by: MJB, May 22, 2007, 10:32am; Reply: 1392
Sorry. What were we talking about?  ;)
Posted by: omj, May 22, 2007, 10:47am; Reply: 1393
The post-it notes have blended into the background of your screen.....
Posted by: Elfi, May 22, 2007, 1:28pm; Reply: 1394
;D ;D ;D

We`ve got loads of comedians on here don`t we? Lol  ;D
Posted by: Love42, May 22, 2007, 3:11pm; Reply: 1395
Quoted from Elfi
;D ;D ;D

We`ve got loads of comedians on here don`t we? Lol  ;D


THat's what makes this place great  ;D ;D ;D (or so I've heard  :P )
Posted by: Karin, May 22, 2007, 3:46pm; Reply: 1396
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, May 22, 2007, 5:24pm; Reply: 1397
Quoted from Love42


THat's what makes this place great  ;D ;D ;D (or so I've heard  :P )


What are you talking about?? you`re one of them Lol. ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: corky100, May 22, 2007, 6:54pm; Reply: 1398
Comedians, god love em. At least I'm no Stan Boardman, One joke pony.... ;D

I'm no comedian anyway. I was born funny. Thats what the midwife said anyway...... :o
Posted by: NeilT, May 22, 2007, 7:48pm; Reply: 1399
I havepost it notes on my PC's desktop  :B
Posted by: Elfi, May 22, 2007, 8:14pm; Reply: 1400
Quoted from corky100
I was born funny. Thats what the midwife said anyway...... :o


Awww, you poor wee thing lol.  :K) ;D



Posted by: Elfi, May 22, 2007, 8:15pm; Reply: 1401
Quoted from NeilT
I havepost it notes on my PC's desktop  :B



Ive loads on my fridge.  ;D
Posted by: MJB, May 23, 2007, 4:49am; Reply: 1402
Quoted from NeilT
I havepost it notes on my PC's desktop  :B


What colour though - the traditional yellow; or the newer ones - pink and lime green?

I've got some pink and lime green ones at home, and they are groooooooovy! (Mnn-Cool)
Posted by: NeilT, May 23, 2007, 8:37pm; Reply: 1403
Quoted Text
Ive loads on my fridge.
I have beer in mine :)

Maxine, my desktop post its are the usual yellow :)
Posted by: MJB, May 24, 2007, 4:58am; Reply: 1404
Quoted from NeilT
I have beer in mine :)


Me too.

And Cider.

And Wine!! (beer))





Quoted from NeilT
Maxine, my desktop post its are the usual yellow :)


That's OK, they match this wonderful forum  ;) ;) ;)

Posted by: Sandra, May 24, 2007, 6:45pm; Reply: 1405
Hmm... interesting thought - before I stopped using post-it notes, I was better at remembering stuff......











....and there was me thinking that it was childbirth that robbed me of my marbles!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, May 24, 2007, 7:08pm; Reply: 1406
Quoted Text
before I stopped using post-it notes, I was better at remembering stuff......
must be a sign of old age  ;D
Posted by: corky100, May 24, 2007, 8:27pm; Reply: 1407
If I don't remember it, I work on the theory that it wasn't that important anyway........ ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, May 24, 2007, 9:50pm; Reply: 1408
correct  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, May 26, 2007, 8:54am; Reply: 1409
Quoted from corky100
If I don't remember it, I work on the theory that it wasn't that important anyway........ ;D ;D ;D



This does`nt work for me, cos it`s things like collecting the kids from school  :o  ;D
And Birthdays etc.  ;D
Posted by: corky100, May 26, 2007, 6:53pm; Reply: 1410
Your point being.........?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, May 27, 2007, 10:24am; Reply: 1411
:D  :D  :D
Posted by: NeilT, May 29, 2007, 6:08pm; Reply: 1412
Brrrrrr aint it gone cold...... spent the last few days camping... lots of rain :)
Posted by: MJB, May 30, 2007, 4:49am; Reply: 1413
:rain I hate rain at the best of times.... but Spring Bank Holiday is supposed to be the start of (37)) Summer (37))

We've had our heating on again for nearly the past week (since last Thurs) ...(banghead)
Posted by: NeilT, May 30, 2007, 6:04pm; Reply: 1414
snap heating also been on here... Hey its mid summers night, in a couple of weeks  :o
Posted by: Sandra, May 30, 2007, 8:45pm; Reply: 1415
Quoted from NeilT
must be a sign of old age  ;D



yup - can't read what's on the post-it notes without my glasses on......  :o
Posted by: MJB, May 31, 2007, 4:39am; Reply: 1416
Quoted from NeilT
Hey its mid summers night, in a couple of weeks  :o


And three days after that I reach my eleven year milestone in my job  :o :o :o

Can we have a bit of (37)) before Midsummer arrives do you reckon?  ;) ;D
Posted by: NeilT, May 31, 2007, 8:52pm; Reply: 1417
I will be booking it ;)
Posted by: MJB, June 1, 2007, 4:32am; Reply: 1418
Ah! That's all right then!  :D

Apparently it's going to be "unsettled" this weekend.....

I have got to go to church on Sunday, so I hope it doesn't :rain then. I always love churches in the (37)); but if it :rains it makes me feel sad!  :-/
Posted by: TheAviator, June 4, 2007, 1:41pm; Reply: 1419
Well Neil, you should have gone camping in Hawkshead.
There where only a couple of light showers and overall the weather was dry and bright.
Posted by: NeilT, June 4, 2007, 6:15pm; Reply: 1420
ah well... thats the way the mop flops..... Sunshine next time
Posted by: MJB, June 5, 2007, 4:30am; Reply: 1421
Changing the subject... Neil, when I read the Fan Newsletter yesterday I was really struck by your comment about how people are going to the gigs to "sit and watch OMD".

Hells bells - good job I wasn't at any of them; I'd have been tempted to try to 'drum' them up onto their feet.... you cannot listen to (27)) without a good old boogie (30))(10))
Posted by: NeilT, June 5, 2007, 5:01pm; Reply: 1422
The frustrating thing was that when the venues got chosen (not by the band) the opinion was that the peeps attending would be the 40+ somethings that wanted to sit down... about like going to the opera...
Posted by: Sandra, June 5, 2007, 8:41pm; Reply: 1423
Quoted from MJB
Changing the subject... Neil, when I read the Fan Newsletter yesterday I was really struck by your comment about how people are going to the gigs to "sit and watch OMD".

Hells bells - good job I wasn't at any of them; I'd have been tempted to try to 'drum' them up onto their feet.... you cannot listen to (27)) without a good old boogie (30))(10))


There were several kerfuffles over this, though only one stangulation so far as I know...  :o

Problem was, one could not choose one's seat... bad for the "sitters" and bad for the "boogiers".

(Please excuse poor spelling - it's been a long day...)  ::)

Posted by: MJB, June 6, 2007, 4:41am; Reply: 1424
Quoted from NeilT
The frustrating thing was that when the venues got chosen (not by the band) the opinion was that the peeps attending would be the 40+ somethings that wanted to sit down... about like going to the opera...





:wtf was that all about? Does this mean that once you get to 40 you must stop enjoying music that you'd enjoyed for the previous 39 years and become a premature VOAP  :o :o

Feck me, if that's the case, I'll be 38 next January and start going backwards!!! (tongueout1)(scared1)(RoundAround)

All I can say to the people who choose the venues - 40 is the new 21 - so there!!! (tongueout1)(tongueout1)(tongueout1)(tongueout1) Remember that next time you plan an (27)) gig!!! (tongueout1)(tongueout1)(tongueout1)(tongueout1)































(in case you were wondering... VOAP is very old age pensioner!!!  ;) ;) ;))
Posted by: TheAviator, June 6, 2007, 8:14am; Reply: 1425
Makes you wonder if the Rolling Stones, The Who etc etc are all seated gigs with medical staff and ambulances on standby.  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, June 6, 2007, 6:34pm; Reply: 1426
some used to say that 40 was middle aged  :o
Posted by: MJB, June 7, 2007, 6:53am; Reply: 1427
Maybe it was... in the Middle Ages!  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, June 7, 2007, 9:15pm; Reply: 1428
*Ouch*  ;D
Posted by: corky100, June 8, 2007, 12:27am; Reply: 1429
I'm not 40 yet. Still a youngster, me  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 9, 2007, 10:49pm; Reply: 1430
Wish I was still under 40...  :(
Posted by: nigel2568, June 9, 2007, 11:24pm; Reply: 1431
The way I see it, is that if Andy can get on stage and dance, then the audience should bl@@dy be able to aswell. Most of the audience being somewhere around the same age. I don't think many of us were in our 30s or 40s when OMD brought out A+M. The organisers of these venues had better start thinking abut this.

Its a Bl@@dy pop concert not an opera.!
Posted by: NeilT, June 9, 2007, 11:28pm; Reply: 1432
Quoted Text
Wish I was still under 40
under 40 of what.. inches or pounds ;)

Nigel.. many peeps get to 40 and become a vegitable...
Posted by: MJB, June 11, 2007, 6:45am; Reply: 1433
Quoted from NeilT
under 40 of what.. inches or pounds ;)


From my perspective - BOTH :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

Quoted Text
many peeps get to 40 and become a vegitable...


(think) Hmmm, if that's the case I want to be asparagus - a "posh" vegetable!  :P ;D ;D

Posted by: Elfi, June 11, 2007, 4:40pm; Reply: 1434
Quoted from NeilT
under 40 of what.. inches or pounds ;)


Trust you to lower the tone,we know what you mean  Lol.  ::) ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 11, 2007, 6:52pm; Reply: 1435
Quoted Text
Trust you to lower the tone
Me? never  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 11, 2007, 10:28pm; Reply: 1436
Quoted from NeilT
under 40 of what.. inches or pounds ;)

Nigel.. many peeps get to 40 and become a vegitable...



cms, maybe...  :P
Actually, I don't feel 40, but I know I don't bounce back nearly as quickly as I did at 20  :(
But, I aspire to be like my Dad and still find new things fun and exciting even at 79....

A month before my Dad died, he had his cataracts operated on and he spent hours looking through one eye and then the other and then just marvelling at the improvement. And he was still playing his fiddle that he learned to play when he was 68. He was a  pretty special Dad.  :)
Posted by: MJB, June 12, 2007, 6:49am; Reply: 1437
Quoted from Elfi


Trust you to lower the tone,we know what you mean  Lol.  ::) ;D


Actually I thought he had "upped" the tone, not lowered it!!! (rofl)

Gives us things to titter about!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, June 12, 2007, 4:29pm; Reply: 1438
Quoted from nigel2568
The way I see it, is that if Andy can get on stage and dance, then the audience should bl@@dy be able to aswell. Most of the audience being somewhere around the same age. I don't think many of us were in our 30s or 40s when OMD brought out A+M. The organisers of these venues had better start thinking abut this.

Its a Bl@@dy pop concert not an opera.!


Would`nt bother me, standing or sitting, it`s all the same to me.... they could stick me on the spot light, as long as I was at the gig Id be happy Lol.  ;D

Posted by: Elfi, June 12, 2007, 4:32pm; Reply: 1439
Quoted from Sandra
He was a  pretty special Dad.  :)



I know what that feels like
(smitten)
Posted by: NeilT, June 12, 2007, 7:31pm; Reply: 1440
:fly was back in my old shop today, doing some work fixing a machine, saw 3 of my old regular customers, that I have not seen for maybe a year or so, and they both told me that I looked very well, and both said that I looked younger!! Not sure what they were trying to say :old
Posted by: Elfi, June 12, 2007, 9:08pm; Reply: 1441
They were giving you a compliment... take it Lol... ( just goes to show how Sandra has pulled you up by your socks)  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 12, 2007, 9:22pm; Reply: 1442
Leave my socks out of it.. I had a odd pair on yesterday ;)
Posted by: Sandra, June 12, 2007, 9:34pm; Reply: 1443
Quoted from NeilT
:fly was back in my old shop today, doing some work fixing a machine, saw 3 of my old regular customers, that I have not seen for maybe a year or so, and they both told me that I looked very well, and both said that I looked younger!! Not sure what they were trying to say :old


Last year, if you don't mind me reminding you, Neil ...  ;) you looked like you were about to have a heart attack. :o











*When I mentioned this to Neil last year, he didn't speak to me for two weeks ... could be in for a quiet spell* ;D
Posted by: Elfi, June 12, 2007, 9:37pm; Reply: 1444
(rofl5)   (rofl5)   (rofl5)  Huffy Lol.
Posted by: NeilT, June 12, 2007, 10:16pm; Reply: 1445
Quoted Text
you looked like you were about to have a heart attack.
I am really trying to be a lot more calm and chilled....  :B
Posted by: Sandra, June 12, 2007, 10:21pm; Reply: 1446
Quoted from NeilT
I am really trying to be a lot more calm and chilled....  :B


You are, but I think maybe I need more practice....  :B



Posted by: MJB, June 13, 2007, 7:07am; Reply: 1447
Quoted from NeilT
and both said that I looked younger!! Not sure what they were trying to say :old



That marriage suits you..... (thumbs))(1))
Posted by: Sandra, June 13, 2007, 11:06am; Reply: 1448
Aww, thanks Maxine.  ;D

(of course I agree but then I'm biased! lol)
Posted by: MJB, June 13, 2007, 12:17pm; Reply: 1449
Sandra - that's "fairy nuff"!!! (wink_2) (wink_2) :K)

Personally, I chilled out and relaxed alot once I got married (after the Neighbour from Hell issue obviously!  ::))

Neil - you do seem more chilled - just keep it up luv!!!  :K)
Posted by: NeilT, June 13, 2007, 4:19pm; Reply: 1450
sure will... now what can I do next to stress out myself  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 13, 2007, 10:00pm; Reply: 1451
I'm sure you'll think of something to stress you soon, Neil... lol  :P


Maxine, married and house-building seems to suit you even better.  :)
Posted by: Dwayne Dibley, June 14, 2007, 1:37pm; Reply: 1452
So, how is this longest thread thing going?
seems pretty long.... but long enough eh?
Posted by: MJB, June 14, 2007, 2:28pm; Reply: 1453
Quoted from Sandra
I'm sure you'll think of something to stress you soon, Neil... lol  :P


Keep him in check Sandra!  ;)




Quoted Text
Maxine, married and house-building seems to suit you even better.  :)


If it gets too much, I'll just do a "Brookie" with the new patio!!!  :P ;)

Posted by: Sandra, June 14, 2007, 7:41pm; Reply: 1454
Quoted from Dwayne Dibley
So, how is this longest thread thing going?
seems pretty long.... but long enough eh?



This is part 4...  :o
Posted by: NeilT, June 14, 2007, 9:35pm; Reply: 1455
Quoted Text
So, how is this longest thread thing going?
Believe it or not this has been going for years... we have had a number of forum changes over the years etc.. it really is a big one if you took it from day one...
Posted by: MJB, June 15, 2007, 6:57am; Reply: 1456
There's definitely been a longest thread since I joined in 1999 (Yikes)(thumbs))
Posted by: MJB, June 15, 2007, 7:15am; Reply: 1457
I won't be around until Tuesday now - so to everyone "have a great weekend"; don't do anything I wouldn't (which basically means: "do just as you like"!!!! (33))) and see ya Tuesday!  :K) :K) :K)
Posted by: Steph, June 15, 2007, 8:16am; Reply: 1458
See you later sweetie :)
Posted by: MJB, June 15, 2007, 9:04am; Reply: 1459
:K)
Posted by: Sandra, June 15, 2007, 10:17am; Reply: 1460
TTFN  :)
Posted by: MJB, June 15, 2007, 12:04pm; Reply: 1461
I'll Be Back!!!!!  8)
Posted by: NeilT, June 15, 2007, 8:53pm; Reply: 1462
I will still be around.. another busy weekend ahead :)
Posted by: TheAviator, June 18, 2007, 2:06pm; Reply: 1463
and here we are again another wonderful Monday and working week.
Posted by: Sandra, June 18, 2007, 6:52pm; Reply: 1464
I'm meant to be part time, but we are short-staffed, so will be working a day more than I should be....  :(
Posted by: MJB, June 19, 2007, 7:01am; Reply: 1465
And I'm back too - whoopee-bloody-do!!!
Posted by: TheAviator, June 19, 2007, 11:46am; Reply: 1466
Just havin lunch, listening to a cassette of OMd b-sides & mixes which I compiled in late 80's and looking at wall planner to count days till Aintree and summer hols and my days really brightened up  8) :) ;D
In case anyone asks
On the tape - satellite, Navigation, Drift, Concrete Hands (extended) Maria gallante, Firegun, Wrappup, Waiting For Man (live), Locomotion (live), Julias Song (85 mix), Shame 12", We love you 12", Her Body in my soul, We Love you Dub, The avenue, I betray my Frienda, The 78 Tapes



Dont wish your week away, make the most of every day
Posted by: Sandra, June 19, 2007, 9:12pm; Reply: 1467
Hi Maxine. If you feel like a change of scene, how about trying my job? This last week or two it would try the pateince of a saint, which I am not!!!  :B

Does your place do child friendly hours??  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 19, 2007, 9:50pm; Reply: 1468
Oh how I used to love knocking up my own cassettes those were the days....
Posted by: corky100, June 19, 2007, 11:27pm; Reply: 1469
remember doing that with a mates record player, a tape deck and 6 pin Dinplug?  ;D
Posted by: omj, June 20, 2007, 1:12am; Reply: 1470
Quoted from Sandra
I'm meant to be part time, but we are short-staffed, so will be working a day more than I should be....  :(


My mum always said, when you're part-time, they want a day's work in half-a-day.  >:(

Posted by: MJB, June 20, 2007, 6:32am; Reply: 1471
Quoted from TheAviator

Dont wish your week away, make the most of every day


I wish every week away and will do until I can move out of this job - I want something more local; and less pressured - cos with the outside pressures it makes it even more hard work than it is....  :-/ :-/ :-/

Posted by: MJB, June 20, 2007, 6:33am; Reply: 1472
Quoted from Sandra

Does your place do child friendly hours??  ;D


Yes, and that's why the rest of us suffer and get put under so much pressure  >:(

Posted by: MJB, June 20, 2007, 6:33am; Reply: 1473
Quoted from NeilT
Oh how I used to love knocking up my own cassettes those were the days....


I've done this in the past 4 years!  ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: Sandra, June 20, 2007, 10:42pm; Reply: 1474
Quoted from MJB


Yes, and that's why the rest of us suffer and get put under so much pressure  >:(



Not all of us with kids take the piss, but someone in my team is  >:(
Posted by: MJB, June 21, 2007, 6:48am; Reply: 1475
This place is rife for it - because they know they can get away with it.... Don't get me wrong, I don't mind child friendly places; but when you take a half day off and see, in MacDonalds with a friend, the woman who rushed off "because "ChildA" was really sick, and I have to pick him up from nursery" - you shouldn't take the p1ss; and you shouldn't lie - certainly not at the expense of your child  >:( >:( >:(

Sadly, lots of people do here - as I say; being a big organisation; they are probably "more" flexible than alot of companies - but it doesn't mean that parents should abuse the priviledge....
Posted by: Sandra, June 21, 2007, 6:04pm; Reply: 1476
Maxine, I have had similar experiences and can only agree with you. I can assure you that I do not use my kid as an excuse....  :-/






but someone is letting our side down - they will be paid for going on holiday to see her sister when my leave was unpaid because it was out of contracted hours, and now is currrently off again for at least 2 weeks, recovering from what appears to be plastic surgery above her eyes???  :o

Same person I encountered having double glazing put in last year, when they had told the boss they were sick....  >:(
Posted by: corky100, June 21, 2007, 11:24pm; Reply: 1477
They're called 'easy riders', and are a pain in the arse. Practically thieves, and something I personally wouldn't stand for too long.

On a plus note, similar subject, had a great last day at work (yes even Corky has holidays! Daughters Holy Communion, then the Devon coast on Sunday for a week. mmmmm)

Today completed the second of this weeks first day of training courses for PC Beginners, which wen't REALLY well, both days. Also met up with a group of people who meet at a centre in Wallasey with mental issues, and with a volunteer, we went down a storm and it looks like we will be able to do some real good with them, which I'm really looking forward to. The volunteer went down an even bigger storm, and could lead to some employment in the near future.

How good is that?  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 22, 2007, 1:42am; Reply: 1478
That sounds very good... Oh and have a great holiday...
Posted by: MJB, June 22, 2007, 6:56am; Reply: 1479
Enjoy the holiday Corky - we'll miss your big stick!!!  :K) ;) ;)




(bash))
Posted by: MJB, June 22, 2007, 6:58am; Reply: 1480
Quoted from Sandra
Maxine, I have had similar experiences and can only agree with you. I can assure you that I do not use my kid as an excuse....  :-/


I know, lots of people don't - but there's always the "few"; but I reckon they all work here!  ::)






Quoted from Sandra
but someone is letting our side down - they will be paid for going on holiday to see her sister when my leave was unpaid because it was out of contracted hours, and now is currrently off again for at least 2 weeks, recovering from what appears to be plastic surgery above her eyes???  :o

Same person I encountered having double glazing put in last year, when they had told the boss they were sick....  >:(



Makes you (puke) doesn't it? (banghead)
Posted by: Sandra, June 22, 2007, 9:02am; Reply: 1481
Corky, glad you are getting a well-derserved holiday and the training sessions went well. Enjoy the break.  :)

Maxine, the problem with our "easy rider" is that money is so tight at work, the bank stopped our pay going out on Friday...  :(

It's sorted out now, but arghh.... nuff I think. Just hoping that we all still have jobs next year.
Posted by: MJB, June 22, 2007, 12:27pm; Reply: 1482
Quoted from Sandra
Just hoping that we all still have jobs next year.


Same here - very, very "iffy" in our business atm  :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/

Posted by: NeilT, June 22, 2007, 8:19pm; Reply: 1483
quick Corky has gone.... let nick his stick  ;D
Posted by: omj, June 24, 2007, 7:01pm; Reply: 1484
Our singing group had a concert today at a local manor house. Could have been a larger crowd, but not bad considering the weather. And I won a dish in the tombola.  :)
Posted by: NeilT, June 24, 2007, 7:57pm; Reply: 1485
A dish :)
I am just knackerd after a lot of drinking in a field ;)
Posted by: MJB, June 25, 2007, 6:54am; Reply: 1486
Quoted from NeilT
quick Corky has gone.... let nick his stick  ;D


I need a machine gun actually!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: MJB, June 26, 2007, 6:52am; Reply: 1487
So, where you all going for your holidays this year then?

Go on, make me jealous because I'm going nowhere!!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 26, 2007, 4:17pm; Reply: 1488
no plans.... but we are doing a lot of camping and the such... :)
Posted by: moodyblue, June 26, 2007, 4:47pm; Reply: 1489
I'm going to the same place as you Maxine, must be popular this year!
Posted by: Steph, June 26, 2007, 8:15pm; Reply: 1490
Got a couple of cruises lined up - one in July going to Scandinavia and Russia for 12 nights and another in November for 12 nights (I think) going around Italy.   I've been at my job for 10 years this year, so I get an extra bonus to use on holidays and extra two weeks as well - so in fact the company is paying for both of them :)
Posted by: omj, June 26, 2007, 8:31pm; Reply: 1491
Wow! A great perk!

Enjoy the cruises!
Posted by: Steph, June 26, 2007, 9:03pm; Reply: 1492
I will, really in need of a break from work, its getting to the crunch when I'm making silly mistakes.  
Posted by: GenaP, June 26, 2007, 9:37pm; Reply: 1493
We're going to Disney Paris in Sept - why oh why oh why!!!

I hate Disney, I hate the way the Princess are all nothing until they meet Prince Charming, I freak out when I see people dressed up with costumes with those big freaky heads on, I hate the idea of paying 2 for a coke, I'm not a great fan of Paris..

But there is a 3-year old who is OVER THE MOON about going & that makes the phobia & the need to sell a kidney to pay for it all worth while...
Posted by: NeilT, June 26, 2007, 10:33pm; Reply: 1494
Get a Bongo :) get on the road.... who needs holidays :)
Posted by: MJB, June 27, 2007, 6:51am; Reply: 1495
Quoted from moodyblue
I'm going to the same place as you Maxine, must be popular this year!


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: MJB, June 27, 2007, 6:52am; Reply: 1496
Quoted from Steph
I've been at my job for 10 years this year, so I get an extra bonus to use on holidays and extra two weeks as well - so in fact the company is paying for both of them :)



Fook me. I've been here 11 years (and 3 days to be precise) and last year I got a paltry extra 2 DAYS - your company are ultra generous Steph - you're v lucky!
Posted by: MJB, June 27, 2007, 6:54am; Reply: 1497
Quoted from GenaP
We're going to Disney Paris


I've done DisneyWorld in Florida - twice; and would love to take Hubby as he's never been.

I love the fact you can go there; without kids - and still behave like a big kid and nobody takes the blindest bit of notice (thumbs))




(Mind you, I wouldn't want to go to Paris, I'm afraid I find the French arrogant and rude.... :-/ :-/)

You'll love the expeirence Gena; child or no child, honest - just throw yourself into the atmosphere!!!
Posted by: moodyblue, June 27, 2007, 7:57am; Reply: 1498
Hey Steph, you lucky person, got any room in your suitcase for a little 'un?
Posted by: Claire, June 27, 2007, 8:52am; Reply: 1499
Enjoy your hols Steph, got to wait till next may for mine  :-/
Posted by: TheAviator, June 27, 2007, 12:09pm; Reply: 1500
Quoted from MJB
So, where you all going for your holidays this year then?


Spent Whit in sunny Hawkshead, Cumbria and did some fell walking.
Off to Sainte Helene in Brittany at end of August.

Quoted from Steph
one in July going to Scandinavia and Russia for 12 nights... and extra two weeks as well    ...


ah yes beautiful places Tallinn, St Petersburg , Vaasa and Stockholm...  2 weeks you lucky beggar

Quoted from GenaP
We're going to Disney Paris in Sept ...


Went there for long weekend during its 5th anniversary. Had a fantastic time but it was enough.
Never had any desire to visit any other Disney place again.


Quoted from MJB
I'm afraid I find the French arrogant and rude.... ...


Not experienced that but then in Brittany they are Britons  :)





Posted by: djpamm31, June 27, 2007, 12:22pm; Reply: 1501
This year we are going to France.
To La faute sur mer.A little village at the atlantic coast.and we wil do some things,but most of the time lying down in the sand.And we are going at the begin of September.
Posted by: TheAviator, June 27, 2007, 12:32pm; Reply: 1502
It looks like a beautiful place. A lot further to travel to as we like to drive , we may visit it next year.
Posted by: MJB, June 28, 2007, 7:02am; Reply: 1503
I'd like to change the subject and have a little :rant

My Dad had to go into hospital last night  :'(

We got him there for 18:10hrs; booked straight in (after "arguing" with a porter about a broken lift, which, according to him wasn't broken, but less than half an hour later it was taped off and the doors propped open with a wheelchair (banghead))

Anyway; we sat there, and sat there, and sat there (you get my drift) and he was finally seen by a Doctor at 23:20hrs. (Bearing in mind that my Dad has a severe infection in his feet; he is diabetic and we could see the poison from the infection slowly going up his leg).

Another lady, who was 70 years of age; was sitting in a chair and have been there since 11:15hrs yesterday morning, and when we left Dad at 23:40hrs - the poor woman was STILL waiting for a bed - and we don't know for "certain" if MY Dad got a bed.

Now, I'm not knocking the Doctors and Nurses; they were rushed off their feet and extraordinarily busy; but our "Ruin It And Run ex-Prime Minister reckons he has ploughed millions into the NHS.

Yeah, and I'm fecking Mother Theresa....

Obviously I've disgusted for my Dads' situation (after all he is nearly 65); but the poor lady too.

Tony Blair has got alot to answer for, and further ruining an already damaged NHS was his legacy.

Blair - I hope you're proud you old b'stard :voodoo :crazy:crazy :voodoo
Posted by: omj, June 28, 2007, 6:47pm; Reply: 1504
I hope your dad's comfortable now, and recovering.
Posted by: moodyblue, June 28, 2007, 8:31pm; Reply: 1505
MJB, i do hope your dad is ok and well on the road to recovery.
Mine is in hospital at the moment, in fact he's been there for 3 months now and when he does come out, it will only be to go into a nursing/care home,as he is in the latter stages of alzheimers. We to have wondered what level of care he has been getting at times, especially when we visit and he is covered in cuts and bruises-apparently from falls. How many falls he has to have before they decide to watch him is anybody's guess. :o :o :o
Posted by: omj, June 28, 2007, 8:59pm; Reply: 1506
Sorry to hear about your dad too, moodyblue. Aren't the hospital supposed to keep records of incidents? It must be difficult for the staff, but your dad should be getting proper care.
Posted by: moodyblue, June 28, 2007, 9:05pm; Reply: 1507
Yes omj they are supposed to keep records, and in a way i can see how these things are allowed to happen. There is'nt enough staff on duty at any one time to keep an eye on all the residents. I just hope that this improves when his assessment is completed and he is moved to a new home [of our choice]
Posted by: Sandra, June 28, 2007, 9:29pm; Reply: 1508
So sorry to hear about your Dad, Maxine, and also your Dad, Moodyblue.  :'(

Hope things improve for them both soon.
Posted by: Elfi, June 28, 2007, 9:37pm; Reply: 1509
What an awful experience for you Maxine and moodyblue... Ive had relatives in nursing homes, and I work in one. Ive heard a lot of bad experiences from patients families too. I think there are some really good nursing homes, but it`s like every thing in life... there`s always the bad apples.
Even hospitals are the same. You don`t even know what you`ll be coming home with. MRSA etc. Our old folks deserve a hell of a lot more respect and care than they recieve.   :'(
Posted by: moodyblue, June 28, 2007, 9:40pm; Reply: 1510
I have to agree with you there Elfi, if it was'nt for the older generations the world would be a lot worse than it is now.
Posted by: Sandra, June 28, 2007, 9:49pm; Reply: 1511
Here there are big cut-backs going on now on provisions for the elderly, and one's left feeling that the care element has also somehow been lost out of the equation. It's not all just about money, though that helps.  :-/
Posted by: Elfi, June 28, 2007, 9:49pm; Reply: 1512
Exactly. I heard a chat on tv a while back... a youngster asked an older guy what it was like to be the generation without technology, pc`s etc, " cos like, the internet etc is a wonderful thing gov", and the older guy said " I know, that`s why we invented it". Lol.  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, June 28, 2007, 10:03pm; Reply: 1513
sorry to hear about the problems and troubles...
I was at a full council meeting to-night, and well what can I say, once again, another local authority doing cut backs to the vulnerable etc.. its just shocking what is going on..
Posted by: Elfi, June 28, 2007, 10:27pm; Reply: 1514
What will we inherit when it`s our turn to be the vulnerable eh??? Does`nt bare thinking about.  :'( >:(
Posted by: MJB, June 29, 2007, 6:48am; Reply: 1515
My dad finally got a bed at 03:45hrs yesterday; and was left on a hard couch in an examination room from when we left him until he got the bed. He was uncomfortable and tired - and is now on a ward all by himself (or was last night).

I think it's atrocious the way this government has destroyed the NHS; my parents are one of the most important things in the world to me; and to see them "neglected" is wrong... (banghead)

He is on his intravenous anti-biotic drip for three days or so; then they will "re-assess" him...

Moodyblue, I really sympathise, one of my best friends' mum has alzheimers and the poor guy says it feels like he lost his mum some years ago  :-/ :-/ :-/
Posted by: NeilT, June 29, 2007, 7:04pm; Reply: 1516
I have a rabbit that plays football :)
Posted by: GenaP, June 29, 2007, 7:48pm; Reply: 1517
MJB, hope your Dad is on the mend.  I know when my mum was in hospital last Feb, they let her go about 20 hours without food, cos she had the audacity to be asleep at meal times!


Quoted from NeilT
I have a rabbit that plays football :)


I do wonder what goes through your head sometimes... (think)  Please go on...
Posted by: Elfi, June 29, 2007, 8:02pm; Reply: 1518
Quoted from NeilT
I have a rabbit that plays football :)



And??? Lol.  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, June 29, 2007, 8:03pm; Reply: 1519
MJB, it's true, you do lose the person you loved for all those years. It is a terrible disease and one that is like many other things suffering cut-backs. Do'nt know what the answer is but something needs to be done soon.
Posted by: moodyblue, June 29, 2007, 8:05pm; Reply: 1520
Neil, has united or city signed it up yet! :)
Posted by: NeilT, June 29, 2007, 11:57pm; Reply: 1521
Quoted Text
I have a rabbit that plays football
I really do!! Steph has seen it.. and I must get it on video to see... but my rabbit loves his football..
Posted by: moodyblue, June 30, 2007, 8:15am; Reply: 1522
You still have'nt answered my question Neil. Are we going to see it at old trafford?
Posted by: NeilT, June 30, 2007, 2:25pm; Reply: 1523
they would not be able to afford the fee's  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, June 30, 2007, 2:59pm; Reply: 1524
Gives a whole new meaning to the term `golden balls` Lol.... ;)
Posted by: NeilT, June 30, 2007, 6:14pm; Reply: 1525
the rabbit prefers a pink one!!
Posted by: Elfi, July 1, 2007, 11:42am; Reply: 1526
Ha.... don`t they leave a lot of little balls around the place tho??  ;) We had one that ate the buttons on the remote control as well as leaveing little balls on the christmas presents under the tree.  ;)
Posted by: Steph, July 1, 2007, 3:21pm; Reply: 1527
Yeap, I've seen it with my own eyes, Neil's rabbit does like playing football.  He has some great moves and I reckon Chelsea would be very foolish if they didn't sign him up!
Posted by: moodyblue, July 1, 2007, 4:44pm; Reply: 1528
do'nt think manchester would allow a player to go to chelsea! :)
Posted by: Sandra, July 1, 2007, 9:21pm; Reply: 1529
Yes, it's true our rabbit can dribble a pink Barbie football (even though he's a boy) and leaves little brown balls all over the garden...  :)
Posted by: Sandra, July 1, 2007, 9:25pm; Reply: 1530
.... but on the plus side he has a very clean bum these days!!!  ;D ;D ;D :P
Posted by: MJB, July 2, 2007, 6:49am; Reply: 1531
Quoted from NeilT
I have a rabbit that plays football :)



So does my mums' tortoise  :)
Posted by: NeilT, July 2, 2007, 7:07pm; Reply: 1532
that would be a slow game...
Posted by: moodyblue, July 2, 2007, 7:40pm; Reply: 1533
So we now have the Tortoise and the Hare [sorry, Rabbit ] 9 more and we will have a team!
My Chinchilla likes to chew balls, would she count? ;)
Posted by: Elfi, July 2, 2007, 8:34pm; Reply: 1534
At least he knows to go into the garden to leave them Lol.
Posted by: corky100, July 2, 2007, 9:41pm; Reply: 1535
My Birds whistle when Emmerdale comes on. Do I get the booby prize now?  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 2, 2007, 10:51pm; Reply: 1536
Quoted Text
My Chinchilla
what with birds that wistle... looks like we have a team
Posted by: omj, July 3, 2007, 12:15am; Reply: 1537
Do the birds whistle the theme tune?
Posted by: NeilT, July 3, 2007, 1:15am; Reply: 1538
Quoted Text
Do the birds whistle the theme tune?
Hang on... we do not have a tune....  ;D
Posted by: omj, July 3, 2007, 2:37am; Reply: 1539
I meant the Emmerdale theme tune!
Posted by: MJB, July 3, 2007, 6:55am; Reply: 1540
Quoted from NeilT
that would be a slow game...



Nah, it wouldn't! Really.  You know the story of the tortoise and the hare? Believe me, tortoises are NOT slow creatures!! I wouldn't have believed it; if I hadn't seen it!  :D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 3, 2007, 9:59am; Reply: 1541
I'm sure one of us could compose a team tune ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 3, 2007, 8:17pm; Reply: 1542
now I am really confused...  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, July 3, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 1543
Well I did`nt want to let on, but so am I Lol. (stars)  (rofl5)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 3, 2007, 8:32pm; Reply: 1544
Is'nt that the whole idea then, to get us all confused? ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 3, 2007, 8:34pm; Reply: 1545
this is the most confused longest thread I have ever seen...
Posted by: moodyblue, July 3, 2007, 8:39pm; Reply: 1546
must be something to do with a football playing rabbit :)
Posted by: NeilT, July 3, 2007, 8:43pm; Reply: 1547
Good point... that does confuse peeps..
Posted by: moodyblue, July 3, 2007, 8:47pm; Reply: 1548
not as much as bashing banana's ;)
Posted by: Elfi, July 3, 2007, 9:00pm; Reply: 1549
He`s right Neil... it`s your fault  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, July 3, 2007, 10:15pm; Reply: 1550
My head hurts.......
Posted by: NeilT, July 3, 2007, 10:57pm; Reply: 1551
Quoted Text
He`s right Neil... it`s your fault
I will tell it to the judge...
Posted by: MJB, July 4, 2007, 6:49am; Reply: 1552
I'll give you a reference Neil - I know you're all right mate!!! (itsokay)










(You can pay me later for that! :thanx (wink_2)(wink_2))
Posted by: NeilT, July 4, 2007, 7:57pm; Reply: 1553
Bless :)
Posted by: Claire, July 4, 2007, 8:05pm; Reply: 1554
You've all lost the plot (conf31)
Posted by: NeilT, July 4, 2007, 8:23pm; Reply: 1555
Quoted Text
You've all lost the plot
and its great  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 4, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 1556
this is the one place where it does'nt matter if we all lose the plot ;D
Posted by: corky100, July 4, 2007, 9:32pm; Reply: 1557
Most of them didn't have a plot to begin with.... ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, July 4, 2007, 9:49pm; Reply: 1558
Quoted from Claire
You've all lost the plot (conf31)



who's lost their allotment???  :o
Posted by: NeilT, July 4, 2007, 9:50pm; Reply: 1559
I did not have a plot to lose....
Posted by: MJB, July 5, 2007, 6:44am; Reply: 1560
Quoted from Claire
You've all lost the plot (conf31)



Nope! We've still got ours, even though it's waterlogged at the moment.....  ;D ;D


Posted by: moodyblue, July 5, 2007, 3:59pm; Reply: 1561
Shall we come up with a plot then, being as most of us do not seem to have one. ;D
Posted by: Elfi, July 5, 2007, 7:59pm; Reply: 1562
The plot thickens Lol.  :P ;D
Posted by: Sandra, July 5, 2007, 9:54pm; Reply: 1563
Poor Neil is wrestling with an extremely muddy plot this weekend  :(
Posted by: MJB, July 6, 2007, 7:00am; Reply: 1564
So is my hubby and three of his friends..... :-/

I get to stay at home in the dry and bake cakes!!!!  ;D ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 6, 2007, 8:35pm; Reply: 1565
could i have a fruit cake please MJB? ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 7, 2007, 8:41pm; Reply: 1566
we need a plan to have a plot...
Posted by: moodyblue, July 7, 2007, 10:28pm; Reply: 1567
So lets plot a plan then! ;D
Posted by: corky100, July 8, 2007, 4:55pm; Reply: 1568
Don't you need to hatch a plot? or do you need very nimble fingers for that?  ;D ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 8, 2007, 7:36pm; Reply: 1569
lets do anything (at least it keeps the thread going) ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 8, 2007, 11:03pm; Reply: 1570
OK.. so is the deal to hatch a plot, so that we can then plot a plan?  ;D
Posted by: MJB, July 9, 2007, 8:14am; Reply: 1571
Quoted from moodyblue
could i have a fruit cake please MJB? ;D



That was what I baked, and it came out really well!!! (eat1)
Posted by: MJB, July 9, 2007, 8:14am; Reply: 1572
Quoted from corky100
Don't you need to hatch a plot? or do you need very nimble fingers for that?  ;D ;D



No you need a warm bottom to hatch something  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 9, 2007, 11:25am; Reply: 1573
MJB, it's a shame we ca'nt "virtually transport" things over the internet, because then i would be able to sample some of your excellent fruit cake! ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 9, 2007, 11:27am; Reply: 1574
ok, we need somebody with a warm bottom to hatch a plot, then we can plot our plan! Any volunteers?  ;D
Posted by: MJB, July 9, 2007, 12:47pm; Reply: 1575
My bottom is extremely large - but usually warm - though it might be too big!!!!  ;) ;)

My cake went around a few mobile phones for people to have a gander at!!!!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, July 9, 2007, 2:14pm; Reply: 1576
Hate to be a kill joy and all, but we need to know what we need a plan for..... I opt for the plan that gets everyone here at the same time, and have an OMD fan party, with lots of disgraceful behaviour Lol.... you know, like the real thing?? Warm and cold bottoms welcome  Lol.  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 9, 2007, 10:03pm; Reply: 1577
so do we have a plan then  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 10, 2007, 12:22am; Reply: 1578
sounds good to me Neil, and maxine could bake us lots of cakes ;D

I have just discovered your secret business today, driving back from Gatwick i got stuck behind a rather fetching maroon hgv with cream writing - Neil Taylor - storage and transport!
e:mail - neil-taylor.co.uk :)
Posted by: NeilT, July 10, 2007, 1:27am; Reply: 1579
Quoted Text
I have just discovered your secret business today, driving back from Gatwick i got stuck behind a rather fetching maroon hgv with cream writing - Neil Taylor - storage and transport!
e:mail - neil-taylor.co.uk


YEA YEA YEA..... you have just made my day... You have now at long last let me know hwy I keep getting transport mails to Neil Taylor !! this has been going on for ages, and I have never understood!! Yahhhhh Yhhh ooooooo
Posted by: MJB, July 10, 2007, 7:05am; Reply: 1580
Quoted from moodyblue
and maxine could bake us lots of cakes ;D


Hmm, wonder if you could afford my cakes....  8) ;D ;D ;D ;D 8)

Posted by: moodyblue, July 10, 2007, 10:10am; Reply: 1581
One mystery solved for Neil then, perhaps we could become the next best thing to Scooby Doo!

Maxine, it depends how nice they are ;D
Posted by: Elfi, July 10, 2007, 1:42pm; Reply: 1582
Quoted from moodyblue
I have just discovered your secret business today, driving back from Gatwick i got stuck behind a rather fetching maroon hgv with cream writing - Neil Taylor - storage and transport!
e:mail - neil-taylor.co.uk :)



And Ive seen a lot of For Sale signs for houses lately, saying " Sold By Neil".  :)
Posted by: MJB, July 10, 2007, 1:51pm; Reply: 1583
Quoted from moodyblue

Maxine, it depends how nice they are ;D


Hubby thinks they are fab - "as good as his Gran used to make" (and believe me, THAT is praise!!!!  ;D)

Posted by: moodyblue, July 10, 2007, 2:01pm; Reply: 1584
Looks like we will have to dig deep then to get hold of one. Do you do Chocolate cakes as well? :)
Posted by: NeilT, July 10, 2007, 5:35pm; Reply: 1585
so cakes are the plot then...
Posted by: Elfi, July 10, 2007, 8:07pm; Reply: 1586
Well in that case, can I have a fruit flan please.... that counts as a cake does`nt it??  :-/ ;)
Posted by: Sandra, July 10, 2007, 9:01pm; Reply: 1587
On the subject of cakes, MJB, my Grandma used to make the best ever moist coconut cake. Have a good recipe for such a thing - and name your price???  ;) ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 10, 2007, 9:45pm; Reply: 1588
Looks like someone is going to be too busy baking cakes instead of building a house ;D
Posted by: MJB, July 11, 2007, 6:47am; Reply: 1589
Quoted from moodyblue
Do you do Chocolate cakes as well? :)


No! Hubby is diabetic, so can't do that.... fruit cakes and (very fluffy) victoria sponges are my speciality!!!!

Neil, my cakes can't be the plot - all the recipes are strictly guarded by my female relations who have passed them on!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: Elfi, July 11, 2007, 1:14pm; Reply: 1590
Quoted from Sandra
On the subject of cakes, MJB, my Grandma used to make the best ever moist coconut cake. Have a good recipe for such a thing - and name your price???  ;) ;D



I`ll put my order in for 4 thanks  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 11, 2007, 2:05pm; Reply: 1591
Secret recipes eh, anything secret could be seen as a plot! ;)
Posted by: Sandra, July 11, 2007, 5:44pm; Reply: 1592
Looks like I'll have to die without ever knowing the secret of moist coconut cake then....  ::)
Posted by: Elfi, July 11, 2007, 6:47pm; Reply: 1593
Quoted from Sandra
Looks like I'll have to die without ever knowing the secret of moist coconut cake then....  ::)



I thought you said you had the recipe... Someone has to know it.   ::) :)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 11, 2007, 8:54pm; Reply: 1594
not me i'm afraid ;D
Posted by: corky100, July 11, 2007, 10:57pm; Reply: 1595
Theres far too many fruitcakes on this forum as it is..... ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, July 12, 2007, 7:00am; Reply: 1596
Quoted from moodyblue
Secret recipes eh, anything secret could be seen as a plot! ;)


My family have lots of secret plots where cooking/recipes are concerned....  ;D ;D

Posted by: MJB, July 12, 2007, 7:01am; Reply: 1597
Quoted from corky100
Theres far too many fruitcakes on this forum as it is..... ;D ;D ;D



And I am the biggest, and best one!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, July 12, 2007, 11:45am; Reply: 1598
This is a timely reminder for me to bake a few more Bara Brith
Posted by: moodyblue, July 12, 2007, 7:15pm; Reply: 1599
what the ecky thump are/is bara brith? ??) ??)
Posted by: omj, July 12, 2007, 8:33pm; Reply: 1600
Welsh fruit bread - bara brith literally means 'speckled bread'  :)
Posted by: Sandra, July 12, 2007, 10:47pm; Reply: 1601
.... and the version I used to make had the fruit soaked in tea.  :)
Posted by: NeilT, July 12, 2007, 10:54pm; Reply: 1602
so can we do a gun powder plot then...
Posted by: corky100, July 12, 2007, 11:16pm; Reply: 1603
eee the old Bara Bricks!!
Posted by: moodyblue, July 13, 2007, 8:49am; Reply: 1604
Welsh fruit bread sounds good to me.
Neil, where's the gunpowder going to come from? ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, July 13, 2007, 2:01pm; Reply: 1605
Bara brith - mixed dried fruit soaked overnight in cold tea then mixed in with flour, brown sugar, a bit of mixed spice, a few big spoons of marmalade and baked then topped with a brushing of honey. Oh occaisionally I put in a drop of brandy and have a glass meself.

Gunpowder - you need a bit of saltpetre  ;)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 13, 2007, 3:59pm; Reply: 1606
OR, could we bake some exploding bara brith.:tnt:stars
Posted by: corky100, July 13, 2007, 4:18pm; Reply: 1607
Whos Peter? And why has he got all the salt?
Posted by: moodyblue, July 13, 2007, 4:40pm; Reply: 1608
There are some strange people about with very strange habits nowadays Corky, probably best that we do'nt find out!(RoundAround)
Posted by: Elfi, July 13, 2007, 9:15pm; Reply: 1609
Quoted from moodyblue
There are some strange people about with very strange habits nowadays Corky, probably best that we do'nt find out!(RoundAround)



Corky is one of them moodyblue  ;D ;D ;D

Ive never heard of Bara brith...  would try it tho.
Posted by: NeilT, July 13, 2007, 9:57pm; Reply: 1610
Quoted Text
Neil, where's the gunpowder going to come from?
OK, lets do it the modern way... right where is the Calor Gas then...
Posted by: corky100, July 13, 2007, 10:09pm; Reply: 1611
We had Bara brith (Mrs Corky made one and failed, hence the Bara Brick.....I'm so dead!!) on several occaisions, but its basically like a small fruit cake, and it does have that strong tea taste!

mmmmmmmmmmmm........

.........Cake.
Posted by: Elfi, July 14, 2007, 9:44am; Reply: 1612
Quoted from NeilT
OK, lets do it the modern way... right where is the Calor Gas then...


Oh I see.... it`s for the oven is`nt it Lol.  :)

Posted by: moodyblue, July 14, 2007, 3:42pm; Reply: 1613
(rofl5)(rofl5)(rofl5)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 17, 2007, 11:29am; Reply: 1614
What's happened here then? :-/
Posted by: moodyblue, July 17, 2007, 12:01pm; Reply: 1615
Has Neil blown it up with his calor gas? ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, July 17, 2007, 12:15pm; Reply: 1616
Everyone's gone baking bara brith

http://www.nwt.co.uk/english/eatingout/eatingout_bbrith.htm
Posted by: omj, July 17, 2007, 12:21pm; Reply: 1617
My mum got a Bara Brith recipe from a Welsh farmer's wife once - wonder if we'vw still got it?
Posted by: NeilT, July 17, 2007, 8:02pm; Reply: 1618
what happened to section 5 of the recipe....
Posted by: moodyblue, July 17, 2007, 10:31pm; Reply: 1619
Section 5 is highly classified Neil - along with all MJB's recipes  :D
Any suggestions as to how we can obtain these state secrets. ;)
Posted by: NeilT, July 17, 2007, 11:27pm; Reply: 1620
Quoted Text
Section 5 is highly classified Neil
sshhhhh... the secret is to add some beer sshhhhhh
Posted by: MJB, July 18, 2007, 6:43am; Reply: 1621
You won't get mine, I'll take them to the grave :devil
Posted by: lola, July 18, 2007, 9:36am; Reply: 1622
i wonder what you´re  all talking about in this thread.
Posted by: TheAviator, July 18, 2007, 12:11pm; Reply: 1623
Section 5: Put the kettle on n make yaself a cuppa then butter a nice thick slice of bara brith and enjoy


Lola, have you got the badges yet?
Posted by: lola, July 18, 2007, 12:14pm; Reply: 1624
no, i´m still waiting.  :-/
Posted by: lola, July 18, 2007, 1:50pm; Reply: 1625
oh, got a call. it has arrived!  ;D thank you very much. will see later what´s inside. ;)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 18, 2007, 5:14pm; Reply: 1626
Bet it's not secret recipes! MJB, would you like a beer? :D
Posted by: NeilT, July 18, 2007, 9:07pm; Reply: 1627
are you going to vook and eat the badges...
Posted by: corky100, July 18, 2007, 9:58pm; Reply: 1628
I'll get me specia 'tickling' stick. That'll make her squeal and spill the beans.......... (poke2)
Posted by: NeilT, July 18, 2007, 11:01pm; Reply: 1629
Corky... put it away..... you just have to keep getting it out...
Posted by: MJB, July 19, 2007, 7:00am; Reply: 1630
Quoted from moodyblue
MJB, would you like a beer? :D


Only one???  :o :o ;) ;) ;)

(alc1)
Posted by: lola, July 19, 2007, 7:36am; Reply: 1631
Quoted from NeilT
are you going to vook and eat the badges...


yeah, they look very tasty ... yummy!  ;D :P

Posted by: moodyblue, July 19, 2007, 2:34pm; Reply: 1632
How many would it take MJB to get you to reveal all? ;D(coffetime1)(gulp)(3))(No-No-No)
Posted by: corky100, July 19, 2007, 8:11pm; Reply: 1633
Quoted from NeilT
Corky... put it away..... you just have to keep getting it out...


I know. I can't help it.

Its a fetish.

Tickle, anyone?  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 19, 2007, 9:36pm; Reply: 1634
oh crikes... Corky has now got his feather duster out...
Posted by: moodyblue, July 19, 2007, 9:41pm; Reply: 1635
oohh errr missus, i hope he can control that thing, it's huge! :D
Posted by: NeilT, July 19, 2007, 9:47pm; Reply: 1636
He got it off Ken......



,,,,,,


Ken Dodd..... Corky wanted to be a diddy man :)
Posted by: Elfi, July 19, 2007, 11:02pm; Reply: 1637
(rofl5)   (rofl5)   (rofl5)

Nuff said. ;D
Posted by: MJB, July 20, 2007, 7:01am; Reply: 1638
Quoted from moodyblue
How many would it take MJB to get you to reveal all? ;D(coffetime1)(gulp)(3))



You'd have to offer me money - loads of it!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, July 20, 2007, 11:28pm; Reply: 1639
to reveal what?

skulks off back to Knotty Ash........
Posted by: NeilT, July 22, 2007, 8:03pm; Reply: 1640
Knotty Ash...you off to those Jam Mine's then..
Posted by: Sandra, July 22, 2007, 9:50pm; Reply: 1641
Neil what is a Vook? Just curious....  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 22, 2007, 10:28pm; Reply: 1642
Quoted Text
what is a Vook?
simple... vomiting and kooking  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, July 22, 2007, 10:46pm; Reply: 1643
Eating cooked badges would make me vomit. (rofl5)(conf21)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 25, 2007, 8:05pm; Reply: 1644
So, do we all need cookery lessons then? I vote for MJB to be our expert and show us how to bake cakes ( it's the only way i can think of to get her to reveal all ) ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 25, 2007, 9:29pm; Reply: 1645
I can work the micro wave :)
Posted by: Sandra, July 25, 2007, 10:26pm; Reply: 1646
Quoted from moodyblue
So, do we all need cookery lessons then? I vote for MJB to be our expert and show us how to bake cakes ( it's the only way i can think of to get her to reveal all ) ;D



Speaking of whom, she's not been around this week, has she?  :-/

I can still make a mean rhubarb crumble and custard!  ;)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 26, 2007, 9:23pm; Reply: 1647
OOH, i love crumbles - especially strawberry ones, and apricot ones, and apple ones. Oh just put any fruit in Sandra, i'll eat it!
I've posted MJB's absence as well, hope there is'nt a problem - if i've upset you maxine i'm sorry  ;)
Posted by: Sandra, July 26, 2007, 9:40pm; Reply: 1648
Apricot flan - yum!  :)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 26, 2007, 9:45pm; Reply: 1649
Oh stop it Sandra, i shall have to log out now and go and cook a frozen apple crumble for my supper! ::)
Posted by: Elfi, July 26, 2007, 9:52pm; Reply: 1650
Quoted from NeilT
I can work the micro wave :)



So you`re one of the " If you cant nuke it, dont cook it" brigade then?? Lol.

Apple crumble for me thanks Sandra  ;D


Posted by: NeilT, July 27, 2007, 9:54pm; Reply: 1651
Cider :)
Posted by: corky100, July 27, 2007, 10:19pm; Reply: 1652
Guinness Cake.


mmmmmmmmmmm. Guinness.................. :P
Posted by: NeilT, July 27, 2007, 10:36pm; Reply: 1653
Beef cooked in Boddingtons
Posted by: Elfi, July 28, 2007, 11:11am; Reply: 1654
Men have strange taste dont they?  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 28, 2007, 4:36pm; Reply: 1655
SOME men do Elfi! Give me a marmite and jam sponge cake anyday.  :D ;D :D
Posted by: Elfi, July 28, 2007, 8:20pm; Reply: 1656
(puke)   (rofl5)
Posted by: moodyblue, July 29, 2007, 9:08pm; Reply: 1657
Thought you might like that. We should start a worst food cookery course, and i could be head chef. let's have some suggestions on what we could bake! :D
Posted by: NeilT, July 29, 2007, 11:56pm; Reply: 1658
Spam and egg buttys :) love em
Posted by: Elfi, July 30, 2007, 12:09pm; Reply: 1659
Mashed potato sandwiches, made with white bread please.  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, July 30, 2007, 12:13pm; Reply: 1660
Brussel Sprouts and Marmalade Quiche  :-/
Posted by: nigel2568, July 30, 2007, 12:55pm; Reply: 1661
Talk about mens tastes, my daughter used to like the Scottish delicacy of DEEP FRIED MARS BARS .
Posted by: corky100, July 30, 2007, 7:29pm; Reply: 1662
Banana Pizza...... :P
Posted by: NeilT, July 30, 2007, 9:31pm; Reply: 1663
Quoted Text
Mashed potato sandwiches
I hope that is covered with tomato ketchup
Posted by: moodyblue, July 30, 2007, 9:43pm; Reply: 1664
No - hundreds and thousands !:puke
Posted by: NeilT, July 31, 2007, 12:01am; Reply: 1665
but they get stuck in your teeth ;)
Posted by: MJB, July 31, 2007, 7:06am; Reply: 1666
so do pubic hairs








:o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Posted by: Elfi, July 31, 2007, 10:26am; Reply: 1667
Quoted from NeilT
I hope that is covered with tomato ketchup



Well I like mine just salted.
(eat1)
Posted by: Elfi, July 31, 2007, 10:27am; Reply: 1668
Quoted from MJB
so do pubic hairs








:o :o :o :o :o :o :o





(dance) Had to be said sometime Lol.
Posted by: omj, July 31, 2007, 2:09pm; Reply: 1669
Quoted from Elfi



Well I like mine just salted.
(eat1)


The pubic hairs, you mean?  :o


(On second thoughts, it wouldn't be your own, would it?)
Posted by: Elfi, July 31, 2007, 8:47pm; Reply: 1670
(rofl5)  (rofl5)   (rofl5)
Posted by: Claire, July 31, 2007, 8:51pm; Reply: 1671
You could give lessons on how to open a fray bentos dad  ;)
Posted by: Sandra, July 31, 2007, 9:22pm; Reply: 1672
;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 31, 2007, 9:40pm; Reply: 1673
what are we all on about  ;D
Posted by: corky100, July 31, 2007, 10:26pm; Reply: 1674
I don't like where this is going......... ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 31, 2007, 10:30pm; Reply: 1675
where is it going..... its the longest thread to nowhere....
Posted by: MJB, August 1, 2007, 7:00am; Reply: 1676
Quoted from omj


The pubic hairs, you mean?  :o


(On second thoughts, it wouldn't be your own, would it?)


:rofl  ;D :rofl  ;D

Posted by: moodyblue, August 1, 2007, 3:47pm; Reply: 1677
Has it ever been going anywhere? Do we really need it to go anywhere? Do we really want it to go anywhere? Where is anywhere anyway? Anyhow, if it did go anywhere anyway anyhow, it could well end up somewhere sometime somewhat something other than it was supposed to.
What is that exactly? ??) :-/
Posted by: corky100, August 1, 2007, 4:21pm; Reply: 1678
erm. As he said above....  :P
Posted by: NeilT, August 1, 2007, 8:51pm; Reply: 1679
so, we have now found the meaning of life..
Posted by: Elfi, August 1, 2007, 9:18pm; Reply: 1680
Never mind "what are we on about".... what are you lot ON Lol.  :P ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, August 1, 2007, 9:38pm; Reply: 1681
Come and join us Elfi, we are quiet harmless you know, with a little bit of this, and a little bit of that and a lot of the other the meaning of life becomes quite clear after a while.
Only problem is getting a lot of the other, or maybe a little bit of a lot of the other, or even just the other would do. But what to do with it when you get it is the question.  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 1, 2007, 9:41pm; Reply: 1682
so what can you do with vinegar then...
Posted by: Elfi, August 1, 2007, 9:42pm; Reply: 1683
Lol.... just what is your invitation about there moodyblue? Not sure what Id be letting myself in for  ;D

There`s a few books about that Neil  ;D
Posted by: corky100, August 1, 2007, 9:58pm; Reply: 1684
Quoted from moodyblue
Come and join us Elfi, we are quiet harmless you know, with a little bit of this, and a little bit of that and a lot of the other the meaning of life becomes quite clear after a while.
Only problem is getting a lot of the other, or maybe a little bit of a lot of the other, or even just the other would do. But what to do with it when you get it is the question.  ;D


Oh yes. He's lost it......... ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 2, 2007, 7:10am; Reply: 1685
Quoted from NeilT
so, we have now found the meaning of life..


The meaning of life is death..... eventually!!!  ;D

Posted by: Claire, August 2, 2007, 8:24am; Reply: 1686
Quoted from corky100


Oh yes. He's lost it......... ;D ;D ;D
Yes he has! Dad you are such an embarassement LOL

Posted by: moodyblue, August 2, 2007, 10:10am; Reply: 1687
You have to find it to lose it, and what is it and what can you do with it if you find it! :)
Posted by: MJB, August 2, 2007, 10:36am; Reply: 1688
I never had it to lose!  :P
Posted by: moodyblue, August 2, 2007, 11:14am; Reply: 1689
Just trying to ignite a few sparks of imagination, for the purposes of this thread, it could be millions of things. So we have vinegar then, what can we do with that? Well you could pickle your nuts Neil! :D
Posted by: MJB, August 2, 2007, 12:09pm; Reply: 1690
But they've got cuts in - won't that sting???  ;D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, August 2, 2007, 1:33pm; Reply: 1691
Quoted from NeilT
so, we have now found the meaning of life..



42 ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 2, 2007, 3:25pm; Reply: 1692
And if we have, what will we do with it, if indeed we get the chance to do something with it Lol.... ( just keeping moodyblue company for a while ) Lol.  ;)
Posted by: moodyblue, August 2, 2007, 5:07pm; Reply: 1693
Glad someone is Elfi, there's always something you could do with it!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 2, 2007, 7:28pm; Reply: 1694
I understand its good to wash taps with.... Viniger that is...

The one certain thing, about life, and it does not amtter who you are, or how much money you have... the one certain thing is we are all going to die  :o
Posted by: moodyblue, August 3, 2007, 12:50am; Reply: 1695
born to live and born to die, it's what you do in the middle that matters.  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 3, 2007, 1:44am; Reply: 1696
Quoted Text
born to live and born to die, it's what you do in the middle that matters.
Drink beer and be happy  8)
Posted by: corky100, August 3, 2007, 8:32am; Reply: 1697
I'm beginning to feel somewhat depressed now.......

And Sandra, did you know you can find a very large number 42 pinned to the building of the Google offices? They know something we don't you know... ;)
Posted by: MJB, August 3, 2007, 9:34am; Reply: 1698
Quoted from NeilT
the one certain thing is we are all going to die  :o


Yup! I have a Garfield cartoon on my PC with him and Pooky, and it says

Death, Taxes, and Teddy Bears

Three Things You Can Always Count On!


;D

Posted by: Elfi, August 3, 2007, 3:23pm; Reply: 1699
Your fingers.... you can always count on those too.  ;D ( if you have them ofcourse).

Something else you can always count on.... looking forward to a night out, and when it gets here, one of your kids gets poorly  :-/
Posted by: MJB, August 3, 2007, 3:54pm; Reply: 1700
Quoted from Elfi

Something else you can always count on.... looking forward to a night out, and when it gets here, one of your kids gets poorly  :-/


Not a problem where I'm sitting - hey! looks like there are bonuses to not having kids after all....  ;D :-/
Posted by: corky100, August 3, 2007, 4:21pm; Reply: 1701
You auld cynic, you  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2007, 7:06am; Reply: 1702
Quoted from MJB


Not a problem where I'm sitting - hey! looks like there are bonuses to not having kids after all....  ;D :-/


;D ;D ;D

Posted by: NeilT, August 4, 2007, 11:26am; Reply: 1703
the rabbit has fallen in love with the pink football!!
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2007, 11:34am; Reply: 1704
:D Should`nt laugh... the poor wee thing. What`s he gonna do now? IYKWIM  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 4, 2007, 11:41am; Reply: 1705
keeps humping it!
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2007, 11:44am; Reply: 1706
Do you think he`ll give her the boot when he realises shes not interested? LOL
Posted by: NeilT, August 4, 2007, 12:25pm; Reply: 1707
its when there is a puncture, thats when the problems will start  ;D
Posted by: nigel2568, August 4, 2007, 12:28pm; Reply: 1708
Quoted from NeilT
its when there is a puncture, thats when the problems will start  ;D


A voice of experience.    ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 4, 2007, 12:53pm; Reply: 1709
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, August 4, 2007, 3:26pm; Reply: 1710
Oh no, a football humping rabbit. Whatever next? Would the offspring be called footits or rabballs?  :D
Posted by: Sandra, August 4, 2007, 9:18pm; Reply: 1711
I think we should get him a real girlfriend...  :)

oops - better explain I mean the football-humping rabbit!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 5, 2007, 2:10am; Reply: 1712
well there are blow up all sorts of things available...
Posted by: Elfi, August 5, 2007, 7:41am; Reply: 1713
Why not get him a real girl rabbit? cant you have them altered so they dont have babies? Im starting to feel really sorry for him Lol.  ;D
Posted by: omj, August 5, 2007, 5:15pm; Reply: 1714
At least it isn't a fluffy pink football - is it?
Posted by: MJB, August 6, 2007, 7:10am; Reply: 1715
Quoted from NeilT
keeps humping it!



And you know how rabbits breed...???  ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 6, 2007, 7:11am; Reply: 1716
Quoted from NeilT
well there are blow up all sorts of things available...


Wouldn't the rabbits claws puncture that too though?  :P :P

Posted by: Sandra, August 6, 2007, 2:14pm; Reply: 1717
the rabbit's still at it... poor rabbit isn't going to get anywhere with that football  ::)
Posted by: NeilT, August 6, 2007, 3:32pm; Reply: 1718
No.. we are not getting a girl rabbit.... its going to be chickens next :)
Posted by: Sandra, August 6, 2007, 3:37pm; Reply: 1719
Oh no - hadn't thought about that...




.... what if our rabbit tries to hump the chickens????  :o :B
Posted by: MJB, August 6, 2007, 3:48pm; Reply: 1720
You'll get a tasty roast dinner Chicken/rabbit combi (eat1)  ;) ;)
Posted by: corky100, August 6, 2007, 4:36pm; Reply: 1721
Make interesting dinners though, wouldn't they?  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, August 6, 2007, 6:42pm; Reply: 1722
That would be a very eggtroadinary combination! ;D
Posted by: Sandra, August 6, 2007, 8:59pm; Reply: 1723
Spring bunny, maybe??  ;)
Posted by: MJB, August 7, 2007, 6:54am; Reply: 1724
You could make new "chickitt" dippers.....  ;) ;)
Posted by: omj, August 7, 2007, 3:51pm; Reply: 1725
Ready-made chicken jerky!  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, August 7, 2007, 7:27pm; Reply: 1726
We could have rabbits that cluck or chickens that hop about on all fours - try and picture it!
Wonder what other silly combinations we could come up with?
Like the old favourite - what do you get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo - a wooly jumper
Ok, i did say it was old! ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 7, 2007, 8:50pm; Reply: 1727
chicken and rabbit pie for tea..
Posted by: MJB, August 8, 2007, 6:59am; Reply: 1728
With lashings of onion gravy - yummy!!! (eat1)
Posted by: moodyblue, August 8, 2007, 10:00am; Reply: 1729
And a big dollop of stuffing! ;D
Posted by: omj, August 8, 2007, 1:46pm; Reply: 1730
What you you get if you cross an elephant with a kangaroo?






Great big holes all over Australia!   ;D

Posted by: Elfi, August 8, 2007, 4:15pm; Reply: 1731
Groan...  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, August 8, 2007, 8:33pm; Reply: 1732
How do you know if theres an elephnt in your fridge?






....footprints in the butter.  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, August 8, 2007, 8:40pm; Reply: 1733
;D ;D ;D

Thanks guys, I needed cheering up!!!
Posted by: MJB, August 9, 2007, 12:36pm; Reply: 1734
:D :D :D
Posted by: NeilT, August 10, 2007, 6:55pm; Reply: 1735
who is stuffing who....
Posted by: moodyblue, August 10, 2007, 8:40pm; Reply: 1736
That would be telling would'nt it! :D
OR, a zebra with a kangaroo = a striped jumper! Groans can commence immediately. :D
Posted by: NeilT, August 10, 2007, 9:11pm; Reply: 1737
is that like wanting a pullover and not a leg over  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 11, 2007, 10:00am; Reply: 1738
Quoted from NeilT
who is stuffing who....



Im stuffing a chicken later.... why d`you want to know? Lol  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 11, 2007, 10:01am; Reply: 1739
Quoted from NeilT
is that like wanting a pullover and not a leg over  ;D



Some people prefer it you know.... Ive got loads of lovely pullovers  :P ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 11, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 1740
its when you have the left overs from the leg over that you start to worry.
Posted by: Elfi, August 12, 2007, 8:25am; Reply: 1741
Ive heard this.... I have brothers  ;D

That`s after a night when, the more you drink... the higher they rate on the babe score Lol.


And since the cr@p jokes seem to be happening in this thread......

What did the Irish man say when he got to the moon?





There`s no way the cow jumped over this.
Posted by: nigel2568, August 12, 2007, 12:04pm; Reply: 1742
Groannnnn.   :P :P :P
Posted by: NeilT, August 12, 2007, 12:20pm; Reply: 1743
I love cheesy jokes.... thats a very cheesy one  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, August 12, 2007, 2:40pm; Reply: 1744
That's as bad as mine!  ;D
2 council dogs talking to each other - this is a bit of a woof area isn't it!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 12, 2007, 3:26pm; Reply: 1745
Dont think it is as bad as that one like  ;D

Did you hear about the fight in the fruit shop?


The ugly fruit pulled the hair out of the coconut. :yeah  ;D
Posted by: nigel2568, August 12, 2007, 3:36pm; Reply: 1746
....or 2 youths were arrested by Police. ! was eating fireworks the other was drinking battery acid. the first youth was let off the other was charged overnight.
Posted by: NeilT, August 12, 2007, 9:26pm; Reply: 1747
far to cheesy,,,,, :)
Posted by: Sandra, August 12, 2007, 10:11pm; Reply: 1748
Gouda, or Green Cheese off the Moon?? :P ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 12, 2007, 10:30pm; Reply: 1749
Did you see the cow jumping over the moon then.. was it on the hunt for green cheese..
Posted by: Elfi, August 13, 2007, 6:50am; Reply: 1750
I think he thought he was gonna get his udders felt by that cat  :rofl   :naughty

( male cows dont have udders do they (shhh))
Posted by: moodyblue, August 13, 2007, 2:48pm; Reply: 1751
That's an udder fine mess you've got yourself in elfi  :D
If the moon is made of cheese, why are all the mice down here? ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 14, 2007, 7:22am; Reply: 1752
The moon isn't made of cheese, it's a man hanging in the sky....................... ;)
Posted by: moodyblue, August 14, 2007, 3:12pm; Reply: 1753
Well i suppose we have to hang about somewhere, i could think of a better place to hang, it would be a bit lonely up there ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 15, 2007, 6:57am; Reply: 1754
Middle of the week today - slow roll downhill to Friday starts now.... just wish the weekends were five days, and the working weeks two (with the same pay, of course!!!)  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, August 15, 2007, 7:29am; Reply: 1755
Hey, that would be good, what else could we change for the better - like the government paid us income tax!(102))
Posted by: NeilT, August 18, 2007, 8:19pm; Reply: 1756
Quoted Text
why are all the mice down here?
Dont ask me to tell you what I did to a live mouse this week  :o
Posted by: moodyblue, August 18, 2007, 8:45pm; Reply: 1757
OK, I won't ask you what you did with a live mouse this week Neil. What did you do with it? :D
Posted by: Elfi, August 18, 2007, 9:42pm; Reply: 1758
Quoted from NeilT
Dont ask me to tell you what I did to a live mouse this week  :o


I thought it was only your rabbit that did that.

(rofl5)
Posted by: NeilT, August 18, 2007, 10:46pm; Reply: 1759
The Rabbit, is happy with its football... The Mouse... is deceased  :o Long story...
Posted by: Elfi, August 19, 2007, 10:20am; Reply: 1760
Best place for mice  :X
Posted by: corky100, August 19, 2007, 6:41pm; Reply: 1761
Why is it that women hate mice, but men hate Rats?  ::)
Posted by: Elfi, August 19, 2007, 7:27pm; Reply: 1762
Women hate both.  :X  Mice and Rats I mean Lol.
Posted by: MJB, August 20, 2007, 7:15am; Reply: 1763
We have plenty of time......
Posted by: NeilT, August 20, 2007, 8:27pm; Reply: 1764
When camping.. the older boys had been digging a big hole in the sand dunes.. they were very proud of the hole and asked me to go and look at it... when I got there Simon jumped into the hole, then jumped back out, as a mouse was at the bottom of the hole.... So I jumped in the hole, but disaster, part of the hole collapsed only to kill the mouse!!!  :B
Posted by: corky100, August 20, 2007, 8:44pm; Reply: 1765
Shame on you. Poor mite....:D
Posted by: NeilT, August 20, 2007, 11:00pm; Reply: 1766
But we all laughed  :o
Posted by: Sandra, August 20, 2007, 11:11pm; Reply: 1767
On the last night, I found a dead mouse by the toilets - was that one of yours, too, Neil  :P ;D
Posted by: corky100, August 21, 2007, 1:07am; Reply: 1768
Serial Mouse killer? oo-er!  ;D

Tom would be green with envy. If he wasn't a cartoon..... ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 21, 2007, 7:15am; Reply: 1769
Quoted from NeilT
But we all laughed  :o



I would have done too!  :D
Posted by: MJB, August 21, 2007, 7:18am; Reply: 1770
Quoted from corky100
Why is it that women hate mice, but men hate Rats?  ::)


I don't mind rats or mice, it's spiders that do me!!! (only v big ones though; with hairy legs!!!!  ;D)

Posted by: Elfi, August 21, 2007, 1:05pm; Reply: 1771
With me it`s anything crawly, (that includes some men)  ;D
Posted by: omj, August 21, 2007, 1:08pm; Reply: 1772
Always remember how much bigger you are than the mouse/rat/creepy-crawly!
Posted by: Elfi, August 21, 2007, 1:10pm; Reply: 1773
I know you`re right, but when panic stikes.... logic is nowhere to be seen. With me anyway.  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, August 21, 2007, 6:38pm; Reply: 1774
Quoted Text
was that one of yours, too
Innoccent... till proven guilty  ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 22, 2007, 7:18am; Reply: 1775
Guilty?

Neil?


Never!!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 22, 2007, 9:30pm; Reply: 1776
Look close at that news paper ;)
Posted by: MJB, August 23, 2007, 7:19am; Reply: 1777
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 23, 2007, 1:48pm; Reply: 1778
(rofl5)  (rofl5)  (rofl5)
Posted by: NeilT, August 23, 2007, 10:06pm; Reply: 1779
Tell it to the judge....
Posted by: Steph, August 26, 2007, 3:13pm; Reply: 1780
Quoted from MJB


I don't mind rats or mice, it's spiders that do me!!! (only v big ones though; with hairy legs!!!!  ;D)



You should of seen the spider that ran up the curtain in the lounge on Tuesday evening - it even made me gasp - it was huge, hairy and very black.  It put the other spiders to shame, it was a big mama!
Posted by: moodyblue, August 26, 2007, 5:32pm; Reply: 1781
Quoted from Steph


You should of seen the spider that ran up the curtain in the lounge on Tuesday evening - it even made me gasp - it was huge, hairy and very black.  It put the other spiders to shame, it was a big mama!


Did you catch it and give it a cuddle then Steph! ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 27, 2007, 6:57pm; Reply: 1782
Quoted Text
it was huge, hairy and very black
*Gosh* did you stroke it...
Posted by: Sandra, August 27, 2007, 7:05pm; Reply: 1783
Many years ago I had a spider that sounded just like Steph's land on my dinner plate with a plop...  :o
Posted by: Elfi, August 27, 2007, 8:59pm; Reply: 1784
(scared1)   (puke)

I had to buy a fitting for the taps, to stop them falling into the bath  :-/
Posted by: Sandra, August 27, 2007, 9:10pm; Reply: 1785
.. it put me off my dinner...  :B
Posted by: NeilT, August 27, 2007, 9:17pm; Reply: 1786
eat them :)
Posted by: Elfi, August 27, 2007, 9:39pm; Reply: 1787
I`ll save them for you. :crazy   :P ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 27, 2007, 10:30pm; Reply: 1788
I will freeze em and do a big BBQ next year  :)
Posted by: Elfi, August 28, 2007, 7:54am; Reply: 1789
I cant make that BBQ.... something else on Lol.  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, August 28, 2007, 9:18am; Reply: 1790
Very healthy though - all that high protein, no fat and extra minerals!!  ;D


.... well, plus a few hairy legs  :o
Posted by: NeilT, August 28, 2007, 6:39pm; Reply: 1791
Quoted Text
something else on Lol
well you can get changed ;)
Posted by: Elfi, August 28, 2007, 7:41pm; Reply: 1792
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, August 28, 2007, 7:42pm; Reply: 1793
Quoted from Sandra
Very healthy though - all that high protein, no fat and extra minerals!!  ;D


.... well, plus a few hairy legs  :o


Erm...... think Im allergic to that stuff Lol.  ;)

Posted by: moodyblue, September 3, 2007, 8:25pm; Reply: 1794
Talking of allergies, my sister is allergic to rabbits!
Posted by: Love42, September 3, 2007, 8:37pm; Reply: 1795
Quoted from moodyblue
Talking of allergies, my sister is allergic to rabbits!


I'm allergic to stupidity  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 3, 2007, 8:50pm; Reply: 1796
Quoted Text
my sister is allergic to rabbits
good job she, your sister that is.. is not a football.. my rabbit would like her...
Posted by: Lego man, September 3, 2007, 9:21pm; Reply: 1797
am I allowed to be allergic to Man United? or not?
Posted by: NeilT, September 3, 2007, 9:38pm; Reply: 1798
Yes this is allowed...
Posted by: Sandra, September 3, 2007, 9:59pm; Reply: 1799
I'm allergic to Neil's cat. She's on my knee now, and making my eyes itch...


good job she's cute with it!  ;)
Posted by: Lego man, September 3, 2007, 10:22pm; Reply: 1800
cool! well i am allergic to Van Der Sar, Neville, Vidic, Ferdinand, Rooney, Ronaldo and all the others! Won`t post anymore football stuff - just had to get that off my chest.
Posted by: corky100, September 3, 2007, 10:46pm; Reply: 1801
Everyone near manchester is allergic to United..... :o :o :o
Posted by: Lego man, September 3, 2007, 10:52pm; Reply: 1802
rumour has it, there are no man u fans in manchester? oops! football again - sorry ladies!
Posted by: NeilT, September 3, 2007, 11:07pm; Reply: 1803
Quoted Text
Everyone near manchester is allergic to United.....
Ahem...... being just down the road.....But not a MUFC fan..
Posted by: Lego man, September 3, 2007, 11:35pm; Reply: 1804
here is me saying that, and i am LFC through and through. I am from Warrington originally. And yes, i do go to the games! have done since the early 80`s
Posted by: Elfi, September 4, 2007, 10:35am; Reply: 1805
Quoted from Love42


I'm allergic to stupidity  ;D ;D ;D



Dont think so Love.... I know the movies you watch Lol.
(rofl5)

BTW, Im allergic to football  :P ;D
Posted by: Love42, September 4, 2007, 10:52am; Reply: 1806
Quoted from Elfi

Dont think so Love.... I know the movies you watch Lol.
(rofl5)


But what you don't know is that I'm sneezing throughout the whole movie  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 4, 2007, 11:34am; Reply: 1807
(rofl5)  (rofl5)  (rofl5)
Posted by: MJB, September 4, 2007, 9:01pm; Reply: 1808
Quoted from Lego man
am I allowed to be allergic to Man United? or not?


Absolutely!  ;D

Posted by: MJB, September 4, 2007, 9:02pm; Reply: 1809
Quoted from Love42


But what you don't know is that I'm sneezing throughout the whole movie  ;D ;D ;D



Bless You! (33))
Posted by: moodyblue, September 7, 2007, 9:12pm; Reply: 1810
Can't help thinking that football and rabbits don't really go together, hmmm i wonder what strange combinations we could come up with? What about a hare and cricket? would they play with a hareball?  :D
Posted by: moodyblue, September 7, 2007, 9:14pm; Reply: 1811
Or would that be a cat playing rugby! :D
Posted by: MJB, September 7, 2007, 9:25pm; Reply: 1812
A hare sending an overseas letter is HARE-MAIL :cheer
Posted by: NeilT, September 7, 2007, 9:55pm; Reply: 1813
My ex local was The Hare And Hounds....
Posted by: MJB, September 8, 2007, 11:38am; Reply: 1814
It's interesting if you get a Hare in your mouth though innit?? (whistle)
Posted by: moodyblue, September 8, 2007, 12:26pm; Reply: 1815
Could always HOUND it out! ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 8, 2007, 12:37pm; Reply: 1816
Do the ears go in sideways??  :P
Posted by: Elfi, September 8, 2007, 2:33pm; Reply: 1817
Dont think ears are meant to go in .... oh sorry, I thought we were talking about something else (rofl5)
Posted by: MJB, September 8, 2007, 3:00pm; Reply: 1818
I was talking about the Hare's ears.

What on earth did you think I was talking about? Me being so sweet and innocent an' all! :dunno

:devil:devil :devil :devil
Posted by: Elfi, September 8, 2007, 4:42pm; Reply: 1819
;D ;D ;D Forget! Lol.
Posted by: MJB, September 8, 2007, 4:56pm; Reply: 1820
Quoted from Elfi
;D ;D ;D Forget! Lol.



Forget what?  ::) :D
Posted by: Lego man, September 8, 2007, 4:56pm; Reply: 1821
if a hare is sanding the door, would it use a hareplane?
Posted by: MJB, September 8, 2007, 4:57pm; Reply: 1822
And when shopping for clothes, it would become a Haredresser!!  ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 8, 2007, 5:21pm; Reply: 1823
And if he used that plane on himself, it would be a hareyplane Lol.
Posted by: MJB, September 8, 2007, 5:47pm; Reply: 1824
If he had a beard; would it be facial hare???  ::) :D
Posted by: corky100, September 9, 2007, 3:21am; Reply: 1825
All you women talk about is Hares. Why can't you all sit at home and play with your rabbits?


um, did I really just say that? :D:D:D
Posted by: Lego man, September 9, 2007, 10:58am; Reply: 1826
I found a dead one the other day. I took some lotion out of my kit bag, and poured it over it. It got up, and ran off! When i was asked what the lotion was, i replied - hare-restorer!
Posted by: NeilT, September 9, 2007, 11:09am; Reply: 1827
Quoted Text
Why can't you all sit at home and play with your rabbits
  ;D nuff said...... :)
Posted by: MJB, September 9, 2007, 11:44am; Reply: 1828
Quoted from corky100
All you women talk about is Hares. Why can't you all sit at home and play with your rabbits?




But I've only got a :cat, and he certainly doesn't have batteries........(102))

That was a pretty Hare-raising post Corky! (whistle)

Posted by: Elfi, September 10, 2007, 6:18pm; Reply: 1829
Quoted from Lego man
I found a dead one the other day. I took some lotion out of my kit bag, and poured it over it. It got up, and ran off! When i was asked what the lotion was, i replied - hare-restorer!



;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 10, 2007, 6:19pm; Reply: 1830
Quoted from corky100
All you women talk about is Hares. Why can't you all sit at home and play with your rabbits?


um, did I really just say that? :D:D:D


I dont have a rabbit.... I play with my Giz  ;D

Posted by: MJB, September 10, 2007, 9:14pm; Reply: 1831
Perhaps you should explain ellen  :D
Posted by: Elfi, September 11, 2007, 12:00pm; Reply: 1832
Ok.... my dog Gizmo Lol.  ;D ;D ;D

Tho cant think why it would need explaining  ;D
Posted by: Karin, September 11, 2007, 12:49pm; Reply: 1833
Quoted from Elfi
Ok.... my dog Gizmo Lol.  ;D ;D ;D

Tho cant think why it would need explaining  ;D



Oh, your dog  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 11, 2007, 1:21pm; Reply: 1834
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 11, 2007, 2:00pm; Reply: 1835
See, Karin wondered! :rofl
Posted by: Elfi, September 11, 2007, 2:03pm; Reply: 1836
Lol.  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 11, 2007, 2:13pm; Reply: 1837
I'm the all seeing Pusssy:cat!  ;) ;)
Posted by: Lego man, September 11, 2007, 4:45pm; Reply: 1838
Nice dog! Nearly as nice as my two monsters!
Posted by: Elfi, September 11, 2007, 6:37pm; Reply: 1839
Quoted from Lego man
Nice dog! Nearly as nice as my two monsters!


You have monsters? Lol... I have a King Charles spaniel....6 months old.... and hes very cute but very crafty.

Posted by: Lego man, September 11, 2007, 7:13pm; Reply: 1840
Quoted from Elfi


You have monsters? Lol... I have a King Charles spaniel....6 months old.... and hes very cute but very crafty.



Two German Shepherds - one White, one black and tan. Did have three, but he went to doggie heaven on New Years Eve.
Posted by: Elfi, September 12, 2007, 11:30am; Reply: 1841
Quoted from Lego man


Two German Shepherds - one White, one black and tan. Did have three, but he went to doggie heaven on New Years Eve.


Awww, poor thing. Have to be honest tho.... they make me nervous lol. Would swallow my Giz whole Lol.;)

Posted by: NeilT, September 12, 2007, 10:28pm; Reply: 1842
Quoted Text
Would swallow my Giz whole Lol
thank gawd you said Giz  :o
Posted by: Lego man, September 12, 2007, 10:39pm; Reply: 1843
I always say its the owners - not the dogs. Ours are very good for warning off strangers, but if you are invited in and me or my mrs say its ok, they are fine. The kids are always wrestling with them - big softies really.
Posted by: Elfi, September 13, 2007, 11:07am; Reply: 1844
Quoted from NeilT
thank gawd you said Giz  :o




(rofl5) (rofl5)  (rofl5)  :dog


Posted by: Elfi, September 13, 2007, 12:50pm; Reply: 1845
Heres my Giz...  :K)
Posted by: Elfi, September 13, 2007, 12:53pm; Reply: 1846
Bought him a new doggy tee, but he wasnt amused, just sat there in a huff Lol.... its studded and says " spoilt to the bone"  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 13, 2007, 7:06pm; Reply: 1847
Quoted from Elfi
Heres my Giz...  :K)


(smitten) how cute!
Posted by: Elfi, September 13, 2007, 7:33pm; Reply: 1848
Thank you  ;D
Posted by: Lego man, September 13, 2007, 7:37pm; Reply: 1849
Another addition to our monsters is...an 8 month old Siberian Husky. She was battered by previous owner and chained up 27/7.
Posted by: Elfi, September 13, 2007, 7:43pm; Reply: 1850
Oh no, poor thing, why dont people like that just stay away from animals??? What makes someone get an animal then treat it cruelly??? Its sick and evil.  >:(
Posted by: NeilT, September 13, 2007, 8:41pm; Reply: 1851
My god.. that pooch is wearing cloths  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 13, 2007, 8:46pm; Reply: 1852
Not for long, if he can help it  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 13, 2007, 9:25pm; Reply: 1853
Quoted from NeilT
My god.. that pooch is wearing cloths  ;D


I think ellen wants another baby!!!  :P ;) ;)

Posted by: NeilT, September 13, 2007, 10:26pm; Reply: 1854
Woof Woof....
Posted by: Elfi, September 14, 2007, 9:10am; Reply: 1855
Quoted from MJB


I think ellen wants another baby!!!  :P ;) ;)



Nope! Lol.... but I got one with four legs  ;D

Posted by: omj, September 14, 2007, 8:07pm; Reply: 1856
That reminds me to keep a lookout for my late neighbour's cat. It went missing 36 hours before he finally went in hospital (he reckoned it had sussed that he was on the way out). His friends think it has probably found itself a new home. If it appears and looks worse for wear I'll mention it to them - if it looks OK I shall assume it's sorted itself out.
Posted by: NeilT, September 14, 2007, 8:11pm; Reply: 1857
Cats are clever in sorting them selves out...
Posted by: MJB, September 15, 2007, 11:05am; Reply: 1858
Aren't they?  Mine is sitting by my side at the moment and he keeps pawing my leg... reckon it must be his dinner time!!!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 15, 2007, 5:53pm; Reply: 1859
Dogs stay with you even if youre dying.  ;)
Posted by: Lego man, September 15, 2007, 6:39pm; Reply: 1860
It is a well known fact that dogs can detect if their owner is dying. They also know when they are dying. My Shepherd was ill for a while, but hung on for a week until the kids came back - once they had petted him, he gave up the ghost!
Posted by: MJB, September 15, 2007, 7:20pm; Reply: 1861
Quoted from Elfi
Dogs stay with you even if youre dying.  ;)



Only if she fancies you enough!!!  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Posted by: NeilT, September 15, 2007, 8:57pm; Reply: 1862
Quoted Text
Dogs stay with you even if youre dying.
only so they can eat you if they run out of food  ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 15, 2007, 11:05pm; Reply: 1863
So.....if a dog comes and sits next to me, and stays there, I'd better do a runner ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 15, 2007, 11:10pm; Reply: 1864
you will be ok, unless you are about to die...
Posted by: corky100, September 15, 2007, 11:24pm; Reply: 1865
First thing i would be doin before popping me clogs is to kick that bloody dog! Like I REALLY need a lucky charm!! ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 16, 2007, 12:22am; Reply: 1866
let the dog die before you... then you can eat it...  ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 16, 2007, 12:45am; Reply: 1867
Knowing the chippies round here, who knows if I already have?  :o :o :o ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 16, 2007, 1:12am; Reply: 1868
is that king Charles, chips and curry...
Posted by: Lego man, September 16, 2007, 9:19am; Reply: 1869
Quoted from corky100
So.....if a dog comes and sits next to me, and stays there, I'd better do a runner ;D


If it stays there for a while - forget the running - you won`t be well enough to run anywhere!
Posted by: Elfi, September 16, 2007, 10:31am; Reply: 1870
Quoted from NeilT
is that king Charles, chips and curry...



:o Noone is getting their mits on my Giz
(spank2)  :nono  :middlefinger  :box  :karate :dog
Posted by: Elfi, September 16, 2007, 10:35am; Reply: 1871
Quoted from NeilT
you will be ok, unless you are about to die...



A dog will stay with you, even if it means it will die too.... very loyal are dogs  :K)
I know a true story about an old woman who died alone in her home, a week later when she was found, it was her cats who were eating her.  :o
Posted by: Elfi, September 16, 2007, 10:39am; Reply: 1872
Quoted from Lego man
It is a well known fact that dogs can detect if their owner is dying. They also know when they are dying. My Shepherd was ill for a while, but hung on for a week until the kids came back - once they had petted him, he gave up the ghost!


Awww, what a lovely dog.  :'(

Posted by: MJB, September 16, 2007, 11:18am; Reply: 1873
I don't care if my :cat eats me when I die, it'll be cheaper than Felix or Whiskas!!  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 16, 2007, 11:18am; Reply: 1874
Quoted from corky100
Knowing the chippies round here, who knows if I already have?  :o :o :o ;D



But do you enjoy the food?  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, September 16, 2007, 4:08pm; Reply: 1875
unless it is stuffed  ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 16, 2007, 4:12pm; Reply: 1876
Quoted from MJB



But do you enjoy the food?  ;)


sort of. But they don't do puddings round here..... :o
Posted by: MJB, September 16, 2007, 4:24pm; Reply: 1877
Does "dog breath" affect the flavour.......... ;) ;)
Posted by: Elfi, September 16, 2007, 5:28pm; Reply: 1878
It doesnt if you stick a doggy chew in it.  ;)
Posted by: corky100, September 16, 2007, 5:31pm; Reply: 1879
Dog biscuits are good for you y'know... ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 16, 2007, 5:35pm; Reply: 1880
And what about those doggy chocolate buttons, bet youve tried those too.  ;)
Posted by: corky100, September 16, 2007, 5:36pm; Reply: 1881
used to love 'em. mmmmmmmmmmmm.

You should see how glossy my coat is  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 16, 2007, 5:54pm; Reply: 1882
I got a lovely glossy coat from Debenhams Lol  :)
Posted by: MJB, September 16, 2007, 7:43pm; Reply: 1883
Quoted from corky100


You should see how glossy my coat is  ;D ;D ;D


Is that chest or head????  :P ;) ;) :P

Posted by: corky100, September 16, 2007, 8:04pm; Reply: 1884
all of it. ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 16, 2007, 9:03pm; Reply: 1885
where is this thread going to...
Posted by: MJB, September 16, 2007, 9:06pm; Reply: 1886
Quoted from corky100
all of it. ;D


(whistle) (*that should be a wolf whistle!!!!)  ;) ;)
Posted by: MJB, September 16, 2007, 9:06pm; Reply: 1887
Quoted from NeilT
where is this thread going to...



the gutter, as usual!!  ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 16, 2007, 9:06pm; Reply: 1888
Quoted from NeilT
where is this thread going to...



part 5, probably..... ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 16, 2007, 9:26pm; Reply: 1889
did we all enjoy the chat then...
Posted by: MJB, September 16, 2007, 9:27pm; Reply: 1890
of course!  :D :D :D
Posted by: TheAviator, September 18, 2007, 11:37am; Reply: 1891
There's nothing nicer than a natter ... except chocolate .... and beer
Posted by: MJB, September 18, 2007, 2:42pm; Reply: 1892
Sod the chocolate - just gimme beer (beer))
Posted by: NeilT, September 18, 2007, 6:11pm; Reply: 1893
must say... I agree with that
Posted by: MJB, September 18, 2007, 6:43pm; Reply: 1894
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, September 18, 2007, 11:06pm; Reply: 1895
Beer? whos got the Beer? I didn't see any there!  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 19, 2007, 7:42am; Reply: 1896
Neil and I drank it all!!! (alc1) ;D ;D(alc1)
Posted by: corky100, September 19, 2007, 11:11am; Reply: 1897
Figures. Corky lost out again.  :'(
Posted by: moodyblue, September 19, 2007, 11:45am; Reply: 1898
Quoted from Elfi
Dogs stay with you even if youre dying.  ;)


Clever animals dogs, not given enough credit sometimes. most cats and dogs will look after you if you look after them, and they will be loyal and loving. Wish i could have another one, i really miss my idiotic springer sometimes.
Posted by: MJB, September 19, 2007, 1:12pm; Reply: 1899
Quoted from corky100
Figures. Corky lost out again.  :'(




:hug Awwww, poor Corky  :K)
Posted by: Lego man, September 19, 2007, 1:43pm; Reply: 1900
Quoted from moodyblue


Clever animals dogs, not given enough credit sometimes. most cats and dogs will look after you if you look after them, and they will be loyal and loving. Wish i could have another one, i really miss my idiotic springer sometimes.


Very clever. Will be posting a joke in the `18` section about my clever dog!
Posted by: MJB, September 19, 2007, 4:13pm; Reply: 1901
Corky - this is especially for you tonight....(mmmbeer)(mmmbeer)(mmmbeer)(mmmbeer)(mmmbeer)

Cheers!

Hope you don't wake up tomorrow feeling like (whattheheck)(paranoid)

(tounge)(wink)(wink)(tounge)
Posted by: corky100, September 20, 2007, 10:48pm; Reply: 1902
Keep your sympathy. Pah!

(Gets another WKD from the fridge)  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 20, 2007, 11:18pm; Reply: 1903
Quoted Text
(Gets another WKD from the fridge)
Would you like a Boddingtons ;)
Posted by: corky100, September 20, 2007, 11:47pm; Reply: 1904
only if you can keep it cold, while bringing it over...:D
Posted by: MJB, September 21, 2007, 3:52pm; Reply: 1905
Quoted from corky100


(Gets another WKD from the fridge)  ;D



Watch out with those Corky. Where I live a bottle of WKD is another badge of honour for chavs  :o
Posted by: NeilT, September 21, 2007, 7:58pm; Reply: 1906
Aint it dark so early :(
Posted by: corky100, September 21, 2007, 8:07pm; Reply: 1907
Quoted from MJB


Watch out with those Corky. Where I live a bottle of WKD is another badge of honour for chavs  :o



....And I drink it to the tunes of Goldie lookin chain, while relaxing in my Burberry Slippers....... ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 22, 2007, 6:59am; Reply: 1908
Quoted from NeilT
Aint it dark so early :(



Misery time of year.....  :( :-/
Posted by: NeilT, September 23, 2007, 6:45pm; Reply: 1909
and clock change soon...
Posted by: Elfi, September 23, 2007, 7:53pm; Reply: 1910
Quoted from NeilT
and clock change soon...



How soon? I always forget  :-/
Posted by: Lego man, September 23, 2007, 8:09pm; Reply: 1911
Now its getting dark earlier, the elderly won`t be able to go out, the kids won`t be safe playing out, your cars are more likely to be vandalised, more muggings and assaults - NO CHANGE TO NORMAL LIFE THEN!
Posted by: NeilT, September 23, 2007, 8:09pm; Reply: 1912
cheers Legoman  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 23, 2007, 8:11pm; Reply: 1913
Just to rub it in eh? Thanks Neil!!!  ::) ::) ::)


;D
Posted by: corky100, September 23, 2007, 8:20pm; Reply: 1914
And they go back!! Extra hour in bed. Yippeeeee.  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 23, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 1915
Then dark mornings, dark nights and a miserable 6 months ahead - weather and darkness wise..... 8)
Posted by: corky100, September 24, 2007, 12:15am; Reply: 1916
I can live with that. Just for the extra hour!
Posted by: MJB, September 24, 2007, 9:34am; Reply: 1917
I hate winter, and all that comes with it...
Posted by: Elfi, September 24, 2007, 10:34am; Reply: 1918
I love it when snow comes with it.... Snowball fights and snowmen  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 24, 2007, 12:58pm; Reply: 1919
I don't. I wish I was a hedgehog or a tortoise, so I could hibernate
Posted by: NeilT, September 24, 2007, 8:48pm; Reply: 1920
I do like the snow... problem is... we get very little...
Posted by: Elfi, September 24, 2007, 8:50pm; Reply: 1921
Sometimes its not worth it getting the kids out of bed at 4am to see the lovely snow eh Neil??? Lol.  ;)
Posted by: MJB, September 25, 2007, 7:33am; Reply: 1922
Quoted from NeilT
I do like the snow... problem is... we get very little...



And that's a problem ... how???  :P :P :P :P ;)
Posted by: Karin, September 25, 2007, 1:49pm; Reply: 1923
We haven't much snow overhere either  ;D
Posted by: DreamRedux, September 25, 2007, 7:07pm; Reply: 1924
Quoted from MJB
I wish I was a hedgehog

That's something I don't hear every day!   ;D

So, little snow around - not a lot of skiiers on this forum, then?
Posted by: MJB, September 25, 2007, 7:56pm; Reply: 1925
When I broke my neck, 3 out of four of us on the ward had dislocated or broken their necks skiing (I was the 1 out of 4 who hadn't).

Nuff said ???!!!  ::)
Posted by: DreamRedux, September 25, 2007, 8:18pm; Reply: 1926
BROKE.  YOUR.   NECKS.  ?????   :o

Who was your instructor, Eddie the Eagle?

Yes, 'Nuff said.   :o
Posted by: MJB, September 25, 2007, 8:27pm; Reply: 1927
Quoted from DreamRedux
BROKE.  YOUR.   NECKS.  ?????   :o

Who was your instructor, Eddie the Eagle?

Yes, 'Nuff said.   :o



I had a car accident - 19 years ago on 17/12/1988.....   :-/ (But I'm still here, so not all  :-/!!!  :D)

Dunno who instructed them, but the nurses told me that I was "rare" breaking my neck in a RTA; their most common in-patient with broken or dislocated necks were skiiers!!!  :o ;D

(I've always wanted to be different - but rare was a complete honour!!! (rofl)(rofl)(rofl))
Posted by: Sandra, September 25, 2007, 11:04pm; Reply: 1928
Unique, Maxine.  :)
Posted by: MJB, September 27, 2007, 10:16am; Reply: 1929
No, not unique Sandra, there's plenty of people who have broken their necks....
Posted by: Lego man, September 27, 2007, 11:59am; Reply: 1930
Quoted from MJB
No, not unique Sandra, there's plenty of people who have broken their necks....


Definately not unique - but glad your hear to tell the tale. It makes you look at life in a different way, once you have had a `near miss`.
Posted by: MJB, September 27, 2007, 2:54pm; Reply: 1931
Have you had one too then Lego Man??

My vertebrae C5 and C6 completely smashed, and they put me on traction instead of an operation and left it to heal. How the f**k I'm here, I'll never know - I have ALSO had a further neck injury since then, some muppet smashed in the back of me whilst I was waiting to turn right across traffic.

Guess that's why I can't win anything these days - I used all my luck up in 1988 and 1994!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Lego man, September 27, 2007, 4:23pm; Reply: 1932
Haven`t personally, but have seen many. Also, seeing these people a year down the line, you can tell they have a different outlook on life. Nasty business, necks!
Posted by: Sandra, September 27, 2007, 9:41pm; Reply: 1933
Quoted from MJB
No, not unique Sandra, there's plenty of people who have broken their necks....


I know that Maxine, but you are unique - meant in the nicest possible way!  :)
Posted by: NeilT, September 27, 2007, 10:14pm; Reply: 1934
crikes.. the leaves are falling off the tree's !
Posted by: MJB, September 27, 2007, 10:27pm; Reply: 1935
Quoted from Lego man
Haven`t personally, but have seen many. Also, seeing these people a year down the line, you can tell they have a different outlook on life. Nasty business, necks!


Can only speak personally, but it didn't change my outlook for quite a few years. For maybe five years afterwards I was very bitter - because full recovery took getting on for four years.  Once I made a FULL recovery, then my outlook changed IYKWIM??
Posted by: Sandra, September 28, 2007, 3:26pm; Reply: 1936
Quoted from NeilT
crikes.. the leaves are falling off the tree's !



along with the conkers!  :)
Posted by: NeilT, September 28, 2007, 8:43pm; Reply: 1937
Grim... there are no conkers on the trees... they were 3 weeks early  :-/
Posted by: Lego man, September 28, 2007, 9:33pm; Reply: 1938
Quoted from MJB


Can only speak personally, but it didn't change my outlook for quite a few years. For maybe five years afterwards I was very bitter - because full recovery took getting on for four years.  Once I made a FULL recovery, then my outlook changed IYKWIM??


Yeah totally understand. I was bitter about my back operations - years later I realise it was no-one`s fault. People do deal with things in different ways.
Posted by: moodyblue, September 28, 2007, 10:55pm; Reply: 1939
Very dark and very wet! Roll on summer! :D
Posted by: corky100, September 28, 2007, 11:13pm; Reply: 1940
haven't they banned those dangerous conkers then yet?  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 29, 2007, 5:40pm; Reply: 1941
Course they flipping have - but doesn't mean to say you can't play with your own conkers in your own gardens!! (whistle) (wink_2)
Posted by: Elfi, September 29, 2007, 7:39pm; Reply: 1942
;D ;D ;D As long as you have a high fence Lol.
Posted by: MJB, September 29, 2007, 7:55pm; Reply: 1943
Perhaps they need deep pockets, and use those instead!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, September 29, 2007, 8:07pm; Reply: 1944
Oooooh, like `pocket billiards/snooker`??? Lol  ;D
Posted by: MJB, September 29, 2007, 9:29pm; Reply: 1945
Try it on the next man you see - feel in his pocket for his conkers, he'll love it!!! :rofl :rofl :rofl
Posted by: NeilT, September 29, 2007, 9:56pm; Reply: 1946
Quoted Text
haven't they banned those dangerous conkers then yet?
yes, it is true, conkers have been banned in may places...
Posted by: NeilT, September 29, 2007, 10:08pm; Reply: 1947
We got yo Blackpool to-day, really nice time.. but Blackpool was really quite Weather was spooky, like it was decent, warm, and no wind.. Just a fab time, and no kids fighting *phew*
Posted by: MJB, September 29, 2007, 10:13pm; Reply: 1948
I saw the Blackpool lights on BBC News tonight, and they didn't look any different to Great Yarmouth lights - so, what's all the fuss about with the Blackpool lights then  ??)
Posted by: corky100, September 30, 2007, 12:50am; Reply: 1949
Quoted from MJB
so, what's all the fuss about with the Blackpool lights then  ??)


I've been saying that for years........:D

Never liked Blackpool, and only ever had one good day/night out there.  :o
Posted by: MJB, September 30, 2007, 7:27am; Reply: 1950
Apparently, I went to Blackpool when I was six months old, can't quite remember it myself..... :D

But the way they go on, I thought it would be something spectacular - but looking at last night, I can see the same in Great Yarmouth, or even Skeggy (Skegness!) Couldn't quite fathom it somehow (think)
Posted by: Elfi, September 30, 2007, 11:00am; Reply: 1951
I stayed in Blackpool for a night, was supposed to be 3 nights, but the 1st night there I was settling down to sleep at midnight, when all of a sudden `Viva Las Vegas`was being blasted from the karaoke bar across the street  :X  I liked Blackpool for about 12 hours Lol. I have friends and family who`ve been going once or twice a year, for years. The lights are lovely tho.   ;)

Btw, it would have been my wedding anniversary today.... nothing like a wedding anniversary when youre separated, to make you realise how lucky you are Lol. (rofl5)  (leb)
Posted by: Lego man, September 30, 2007, 1:34pm; Reply: 1952
Yarmouth is better than Blackpool!
Posted by: moodyblue, September 30, 2007, 2:52pm; Reply: 1953
I spent many a happy holiday at Yarmouth with my youngest daughter, at least till she grew up and Dad wasn't cool any more. :D
Only spent a very wet day at Blackpool a long time ago, so can't really comment on it now.

Elfi, i can't remember mine! :D
Posted by: Lego man, September 30, 2007, 3:06pm; Reply: 1954
Went to Yarmouth every year from 6 - 12. Loved it. My parents loved it so much - they moved there. Two years on, they returned - why? TOO MANY HOLIDAYMAKERS!
Posted by: Sandra, September 30, 2007, 3:10pm; Reply: 1955
Blackpool was great. The fab weather was an extra bonus. My first time there since I was a little kid, which  I can't really remember. As for the kids not fighting, it seems that all our hard work is paying off at last. So pleased!  :)

I used to spend many a weekend at Great Yarmouth and there are parallels, though I have to say my best night in GY was at the dogs - that was fun!  :)
Posted by: MJB, September 30, 2007, 8:19pm; Reply: 1956
Quoted from Elfi
The lights are lovely tho.   ;)



But they are no different from any other holiday resorts......  ::) ::)

Posted by: NeilT, September 30, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 1957
The Blackpool lights are not really the ones on the seafront ;) you need to see ALL of them to get it.. Blackpool, one day is enough for me, but for the kids it is a magical (but expensive) day out...
Posted by: Elfi, September 30, 2007, 9:24pm; Reply: 1958
Quoted from MJB


But they are no different from any other holiday resorts......  ::) ::)




I dont think we have anything like that here, except at christmas, thats why I thought they were lovely. The trams were great too. Have to say tho, I thought people could have been friendlier  :o :X
Posted by: corky100, September 30, 2007, 10:14pm; Reply: 1959
Too full of pissheads and Stag parties nowadays. Even at Lunchtime.  ::)
Posted by: MJB, October 1, 2007, 9:16am; Reply: 1960
What's wrong with being a p1sshead then Corky? (wink_2)(whistle)(wink_2)
Posted by: corky100, October 1, 2007, 4:07pm; Reply: 1961
Nowt at all. As long as they stay away from me, garbling on abou nothing, and falling over our car.

And, to make it worse, I have to go back to Blackpool next Saturday to collect the Rings!!  ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 1, 2007, 5:35pm; Reply: 1962
I totally agree with you mate - I don't do p1ssheads (you should know that!!!)  ;D

2 months til your wedding :woohoo
Posted by: corky100, October 1, 2007, 9:14pm; Reply: 1963
Quoted from MJB

2 months til your wedding :woohoo


I know. Scary isn't it?  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 1, 2007, 9:37pm; Reply: 1964
Not for me - I did it 2.5 years ago on the 9th October, so my fright is over!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 2, 2007, 12:05am; Reply: 1965
Quoted Text
Too full of pissheads and Stag parties nowadays. Even at Lunchtime.
I see that the Conservative party is takeing place in Blackpool  ;D
Posted by: omj, October 2, 2007, 12:31am; Reply: 1966
I remember eating my best ever Knickerbocker Glory in Blackpool - yum!
Posted by: corky100, October 2, 2007, 1:23am; Reply: 1967
Quoted from NeilT
I see that the Conservative party is takeing place in Blackpool  ;D


Says it all really, doesn't it?  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, October 2, 2007, 1:31am; Reply: 1968
Viva Las Vegas Lol (rofl5)
Posted by: MJB, October 2, 2007, 10:06am; Reply: 1969
Quoted from omj
I remember eating my best ever Knickerbocker Glory in Blackpool - yum!


You'd make my Nan a mate omj. None of us like Knickerbocker Glorys, 'cept her! She'd love it!!! (eat1)

Posted by: TheAviator, October 3, 2007, 12:20pm; Reply: 1970
We used to go with the children just to see the lights but cannot stand the place
We had our caravan at Pilling, about half way between Blackpool and Lancaster, for about 5 years.
We went to Blackpool only twice if that.
Fleetwood we visited a few times each year particularly the Freeport shopping area and annual Tram festival.

Corky, which arcade do you hope to win the rings in?  ;)
Posted by: corky100, October 3, 2007, 3:20pm; Reply: 1971
The penny arcade....... ;D
Posted by: Lego man, October 4, 2007, 3:24pm; Reply: 1972
All you visitors to Yarmouth - do you remember Joyland? As a kid, the Snails were excellent!
Posted by: MJB, October 4, 2007, 3:34pm; Reply: 1973
I do! (24))

What happened to the Giant at the funfair...??? I used to bawl my eyes out at him - he terrified me waving that big stick around.... Corky, that's what you were doing in the early-mid 70s then?!?! (rofl)(rofl)
Posted by: DreamRedux, October 4, 2007, 7:44pm; Reply: 1974
Fair?  Did someone say Fair?  The L.A. County Fair was just in town.  According to the commercials, if any place needs a fair, it's Los Angeles:

Posted by: Elfi, October 4, 2007, 8:37pm; Reply: 1975
Its frozen, what happened?  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, October 4, 2007, 10:37pm; Reply: 1976
the clip is working here..

A true story.. a Fairground person I know is trying to do a multi million deal to supply a fair in Iraq!!
Posted by: Lego man, October 4, 2007, 11:32pm; Reply: 1977
The giant at Yarmouth! Memories! You must also remember the Tubs at Joyland then. Cool! And the Model Village!
Posted by: MJB, October 5, 2007, 6:22am; Reply: 1978
I was gutted when I went to Yarmouth about three years ago to see that the Giant had disappeared..... :rofl


I remember it well, spent much time there as a child!  :)
Posted by: moodyblue, October 5, 2007, 7:46am; Reply: 1979
The model village is one of the best i have seen, and, yes, i also remember Joyland. Last time i went the tubs were still there, that was in 2002, and the snails, in fact it hadn't changed that much at all since i was a kid. I love the old wooden rollercoaster! :D
Posted by: Lego man, October 5, 2007, 8:07am; Reply: 1980
Yes but, I bet the rides are not as scary as we used to think they were!
Posted by: Elfi, October 5, 2007, 11:40am; Reply: 1981
Quoted from NeilT
the clip is working here..

A true story.. a Fairground person I know is trying to do a multi million � deal to supply a fair in Iraq!!



Theres a lot of deals being done with reference Iraq isnt there...... it`ll probably take off..... the simplest ideas are always the best eh? Lol.
Posted by: MJB, October 5, 2007, 4:01pm; Reply: 1982
Quoted from moodyblue
I love the old wooden rollercoaster! :D



I 'pulled' on that in 1993 - and went out with the guy (funnily enough called Craig) for about a year afterwards!!! (Heart-Booms)

Craigs are obviously good for me! :rofl :rofl
Posted by: omj, October 6, 2007, 11:06pm; Reply: 1983
Been attending this function again -  http://yohlg.free.fr/dayofdance/index.php

They're mostly dance workshops, but they also have singing classes, which is what I went for. Had a good airing!
Posted by: MJB, October 6, 2007, 11:28pm; Reply: 1984
good for you omj xx
Posted by: moodyblue, October 16, 2007, 8:18am; Reply: 1985
Quoted from MJB



I 'pulled' on that in 1993 - and went out with the guy (funnily enough called Craig) for about a year afterwards!!! (Heart-Booms)

Craigs are obviously good for me! :rofl :rofl


Funny how that happens, i know someone who married 2 Andrews, not at the same time of course :D
Posted by: Elfi, October 16, 2007, 5:13pm; Reply: 1986
I know someone who married 2 Arthurs, not at the same time....... divorced them, and is living with another guy called Arthur.  ;)
Posted by: Lego man, October 16, 2007, 6:23pm; Reply: 1987
I can feel a joke coming on!!!
Posted by: MJB, October 16, 2007, 6:31pm; Reply: 1988
Quoted from moodyblue


Funny how that happens, i know someone who married 2 Andrews, not at the same time of course :D


I'd never have married the "first" Craig, however nice he was.... he wasn't really marriage material IYKMIW???  :D :D :D

This one is though ......obviously :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

Posted by: Elfi, October 21, 2007, 3:51pm; Reply: 1989
Quoted from Lego man
I can feel a joke coming on!!!



Where is it then Lol.  :)

Posted by: Elfi, October 21, 2007, 3:53pm; Reply: 1990
Quoted from omj
Been attending this function again -  http://yohlg.free.fr/dayofdance/index.php

They're mostly dance workshops, but they also have singing classes, which is what I went for. Had a good airing!


Was checking out the `workshop timetable`, theres some fun stuff in there. Have you enrolled on many OMJ?  ;)
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 4:03pm; Reply: 1991
In the O18s section!??  :D
Posted by: Elfi, October 21, 2007, 4:29pm; Reply: 1992
I love O18`s Lol  ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 5:01pm; Reply: 1993
So does Lego man!!!  :D :D
Posted by: Elfi, October 21, 2007, 5:09pm; Reply: 1994
Yeah but hes not very brave is he??? :D
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 5:15pm; Reply: 1995
Ha! No, not really! I think he thinks you and I will (eat1) him for breakfast, but daren't admit it!!! :rofl :rofl
Posted by: Elfi, October 21, 2007, 5:51pm; Reply: 1996
(eat1)  (rofl5)  :devil
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 7:55pm; Reply: 1997
:devil I'm right aren't I?? :rofl
Posted by: Elfi, October 21, 2007, 8:15pm; Reply: 1998
Ooooooh yessss Lol. (eat1) and spit him out (rofl5)
Posted by: NeilT, October 21, 2007, 9:26pm; Reply: 1999
What a 24 hours !!! how was yours
Posted by: Lego man, October 21, 2007, 9:32pm; Reply: 2000
Quoted from MJB
Ha! No, not really! I think he thinks you and I will (eat1) him for breakfast, but daren't admit it!!! :rofl :rofl


In your dreams! Will check 018 next - just got in from work.
Posted by: Lego man, October 21, 2007, 9:43pm; Reply: 2001
Nothing in the 018 - your just all talk! Women are good at talking the talk, but rarely able to walk the walk. So there!!!!
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 9:46pm; Reply: 2002
Quoted from NeilT
What a 24 hours !!! how was yours


Busy, housework, (37)) and more progress on the house (new pics up if you're interested... well, they're up even if you're not!!! :rofl :rofl)
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 9:48pm; Reply: 2003
Quoted from Lego man


In your dreams! Will check 018 next - just got in from work.


But we already have done....."justin" saw to that!!!!! :rofl :rofl :rofl

Posted by: Lego man, October 21, 2007, 9:51pm; Reply: 2004
Whatever! I will come back twice as hard. (oops. no punn intended)
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 9:52pm; Reply: 2005
what? twice as hard as a worm???  :D :D :D
Posted by: Lego man, October 21, 2007, 9:55pm; Reply: 2006
Because I am tired, I will let you off for tonight! I will return tomorrow with some answers! Bye - the lot of you! And YOU pair are bullies!!! :'( :'( :'( :'(
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 9:57pm; Reply: 2007
Bullies?? Blimey, sorry Lego man, I thought you could take a joke. I meant nothing personal at all, just you seemed to take it all in really good faith.

So sorry......I will stop responding to you mate, with immediate effect.

You also have a PM with an apology..... :-/
Posted by: Elfi, October 21, 2007, 10:10pm; Reply: 2008
Quoted from Lego man
Because I am tired, I will let you off for tonight! I will return tomorrow with some answers! Bye - the lot of you! And YOU pair are bullies!!! :'( :'( :'( :'(



Thought you missed us too..... hope this is just cos youre tired... everyone knows we arent bullies, and I resent that remark Lego Man.
Sorry if you think we went too far, we were just having a laugh with a friend..YOU . :o :X
Posted by: corky100, October 21, 2007, 10:11pm; Reply: 2009
I could have told you that, legoman! ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 10:15pm; Reply: 2010
Quoted from corky100
I could have told you that, legoman! ;D


NOT funny Corky....  :-/ :-/

I have NEVER bullied anyone in my life.... if Lego man didn't like it, he really should have told me, and Ellen, a long time ago.

However, I have apologised both publicly and privately, and hope that's an end to it. There will certainly be no more banter with Lego man from me. Can't speak for Ellen, but an accusation like that hurts.

I am not, never have been, and never will be, a bully..... :-/
Posted by: Elfi, October 21, 2007, 10:18pm; Reply: 2011
Quoted from corky100
I could have told you that, legoman! ;D


Yeah but you give as good as you get "in good faith"  :K) 8)

Ive been tired too, to the point of snapping everyones head off.... its just a misunderstanding in the heat of the moment.... it`ll be resolved, Im sure.  ;)


Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2007, 10:19pm; Reply: 2012
Quoted from Elfi


Yeah but you give as good as you get "in good faith"  :K) 8)






Absolutely!  8)
Posted by: NeilT, October 21, 2007, 10:52pm; Reply: 2013
Quoted Text
the lot of you! And YOU pair are bullies!!!
Never a bully here... Peeps just joking and the such..
Posted by: corky100, October 22, 2007, 1:33am; Reply: 2014
Quoted from MJB


NOT funny Corky....  :-/ :-/

I have NEVER bullied anyone in my life.... if Lego man didn't like it, he really should have told me, and Ellen, a long time ago.

However, I have apologised both publicly and privately, and hope that's an end to it. There will certainly be no more banter with Lego man from me. Can't speak for Ellen, but an accusation like that hurts.

I am not, never have been, and never will be, a bully..... :-/


That was meant in jest Maxine, you and yer whip........;D
Posted by: MJB, October 22, 2007, 7:08am; Reply: 2015
OK Corky, fairy nuff!!  :D :D

Never mind, a new week and a new stick to find........ (whistle)  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 22, 2007, 10:29am; Reply: 2016
Another tedious week stretches ahead (sleeping)(sleeping)(sleeping)


Does anyone here LOVE their job????  :o :o :o

Posted by: Elfi, October 22, 2007, 10:36am; Reply: 2017
Nope..... cept when Im off  ;)
Posted by: MJB, October 22, 2007, 5:14pm; Reply: 2018
I still hate it even when I'm off!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 22, 2007, 11:19pm; Reply: 2019
Quoted Text
Does anyone here LOVE their job????
I aint got a job  :o
Posted by: corky100, October 23, 2007, 12:46am; Reply: 2020
Still love my job. Shame about the staff though.

Corky will be off yet again from tomorrow. Gone and hurt my foot (no idea how just set off home today and had to turn back after 100 yards almost unable to walk)  can still hardly walk and spent 3 hours at Arrowe Park Hospital only to find they cant find why.

Corky ain't well. Sympathy gladly accepted. And Blue Smarties. They have healing powers you know..... ;)
Posted by: MJB, October 23, 2007, 6:58am; Reply: 2021
Quoted from NeilT
I aint got a job  :o



I thought you did get one not so long ago  ??)
Posted by: MJB, October 23, 2007, 7:00am; Reply: 2022
Quoted from corky100

Corky will be off yet again from tomorrow. Gone and hurt my foot (no idea how just set off home today and had to turn back after 100 yards almost unable to walk)  can still hardly walk and spent 3 hours at Arrowe Park Hospital only to find they cant find why.

Corky ain't well. Sympathy gladly accepted. And Blue Smarties. They have healing powers you know..... ;)





(RoundAround)(ladysman)(liebe21)(kiss5)(kiss3)(liebe36)(kissass1)(itsokay)(liebe36)(ladysman)(RoundAround)

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Poory Corky  :K) :K)

Smarties in the post....  ;) ;)
Posted by: Elfi, October 23, 2007, 7:06am; Reply: 2023
Quoted from corky100
Still love my job. Shame about the staff though.

Corky will be off yet again from tomorrow. Gone and hurt my foot (no idea how just set off home today and had to turn back after 100 yards almost unable to walk)  can still hardly walk and spent 3 hours at Arrowe Park Hospital only to find they cant find why.

Corky ain't well. Sympathy gladly accepted. And Blue Smarties. They have healing powers you know..... ;)


I had to take my brother to hospital last week cos his foot got so sore.... then swelled up nearly 3 times the normal size  :o He was admitted for 3 days while they fed anti biotics into his blood stream. Hes still on crutches.
They thought he`d got a small cut on it which became infected......  :-/ Hope youre better soon Corky.... but just keep an eye out for swelling.  :K)
Posted by: MJB, October 23, 2007, 7:14am; Reply: 2024
Quoted from Elfi


.... but just keep an eye out for swelling.




Depends what's swelling.... (whistle) (60)) (whistle)

Posted by: Elfi, October 23, 2007, 7:19am; Reply: 2025
:D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, October 23, 2007, 3:55pm; Reply: 2026
I used to love my job and hope to change things soon. I was told by a girl today that she read that OFSTED are banning us from feeding toddlers with breadsticks. I mean, why don't we just stop feeding them all together, only give 'em water to drind and lock them in a padded cell and then they would be "safe", eh??  >:(
Posted by: omj, October 23, 2007, 6:54pm; Reply: 2027
My brother got a stress fracture of his foot - just by walking everywhere (he walks a lot more than most people).

Corky - load up a photo of the foot, and we will rub it. (The foot, I mean)
Posted by: Elfi, October 23, 2007, 7:29pm; Reply: 2028
:D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 23, 2007, 7:53pm; Reply: 2029
Ouch on the foot Corky.... must get it better for dancing
Posted by: corky100, October 23, 2007, 10:42pm; Reply: 2030
At least I aint on crutches. Mrs Corky says I'll do anything to get out of the wedding..... ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 24, 2007, 6:48am; Reply: 2031
Yeah, but you have to get to the church (venue? didn't want to assume there) first, so if you leave an hour before you really need to be there, it'll give you plenty of time to ensure that you are therer waiting for her... and if you are too early, you can always sit at the back and watch the wedding before yours!!!!  :D :D :D :D :D
Posted by: Elfi, October 24, 2007, 7:29am; Reply: 2032
Or..... you could have a sleep over with the vicar the night before  ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 24, 2007, 9:15am; Reply: 2033
Sh1t, is Corky turning the other way and I've missed something...????  :o :o :o
Posted by: Elfi, October 24, 2007, 9:33am; Reply: 2034
:D..... just making sure he gets there on time  ;D
Posted by: corky100, October 24, 2007, 6:16pm; Reply: 2035
I have never ridden the pink bus, thank you very much! ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 24, 2007, 9:22pm; Reply: 2036
Quoted Text
At least I aint on crutches.
good job... you may have got a problem with your crutch  ;D
Posted by: Lego man, October 24, 2007, 9:27pm; Reply: 2037
Quoted from corky100
I have never ridden the pink bus, thank you very much! ;D


;D ;D :D
Posted by: corky100, October 26, 2007, 12:29am; Reply: 2038
...or a vicar  ;D

Back to Hospital again, not wit my foot though this time, pains elsewhere.......What a week

I'm not well. Wheres those Magical Smarties? ;D


Quoted from NeilT
good job... you may have got a problem with your crutch  ;D


You don't know how close you were with that one..... :o
Posted by: Elfi, October 26, 2007, 8:33am; Reply: 2039
Awwww, sending get well wishes to you Corky.... Maxine has the smarties Lol....  ;D
Posted by: Lego man, October 26, 2007, 10:54am; Reply: 2040
Maybe you have Marriagalittis? Some pills should help! :)
Posted by: moodyblue, October 26, 2007, 3:22pm; Reply: 2041
Get well soon Corky, you need to be fit and well for that special date you know! :)
Posted by: NeilT, October 26, 2007, 8:04pm; Reply: 2042
Oh Corky... hope things go well
Posted by: Sandra, October 26, 2007, 10:01pm; Reply: 2043
We'll be thinking of you, Corky.  :K)
Posted by: MJB, October 27, 2007, 4:17pm; Reply: 2044
Quoted from corky100

I'm not well. Wheres those Magical Smarties? ;D


Don't tell me they got lost in the post??  :o ;)

Start looking after yourself now though matey, it's not long til the wedding, and, seriously, you don't want any mishaps....  :K) :K) :K)

Posted by: NeilT, October 27, 2007, 8:19pm; Reply: 2045
Is the pub open?
Posted by: MJB, October 27, 2007, 8:31pm; Reply: 2046
Is the Pope Catholic??  :P  :o
Posted by: corky100, October 27, 2007, 10:59pm; Reply: 2047
Who cares about the Pope if the pubs open?

;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 28, 2007, 11:19am; Reply: 2048
do bears crap in the woods?
Posted by: MJB, October 28, 2007, 10:05pm; Reply: 2049
;D I think so, not seen many plumbed in lavs in the woods recently!!! (Mnn-Cool)
Posted by: corky100, October 28, 2007, 11:55pm; Reply: 2050
But do they wipe their backsides afterwards?



And if so, where do they get the money for Andrex from?  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 29, 2007, 12:10am; Reply: 2051
From the Andrex dogs, of course.. they are always out collecting...
Posted by: Elfi, October 29, 2007, 6:58pm; Reply: 2052
Quoted from corky100
But do they wipe their backsides afterwards?



And if so, where do they get the money for Andrex from?  ;D ;D ;D



They use `charmin`.... havent you seen the adverts? Lol.  :P ;D

Posted by: Sandra, October 29, 2007, 8:02pm; Reply: 2053
... and why are Andrex rolls bigger than anyone else's???  :-/ ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 29, 2007, 9:05pm; Reply: 2054
Quoted Text
bigger than anyone else's
Woof
Posted by: Lego man, October 29, 2007, 9:18pm; Reply: 2055
Quoted from Sandra
... and why are Andrex rolls bigger than anyone else's???  :-/ ;D


Because they have a bigger bit of cardboard in the middle! Its all a con!
Posted by: moodyblue, October 30, 2007, 4:48pm; Reply: 2056
Quoted from Sandra
... and why are Andrex rolls bigger than anyone else's???  :-/ ;D


Bigger than anyone else's what? :D :D
Posted by: MJB, October 30, 2007, 10:27pm; Reply: 2057
Quoted from Sandra
... and why are Andrex rolls bigger than anyone else's???  :-/ ;D



They're not ... it's that figment elf on your shoulder again!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 31, 2007, 11:06am; Reply: 2058
We have had no internet connection for the last 24 hours  :-/ a right pain in the a**!
Posted by: corky100, October 31, 2007, 12:16pm; Reply: 2059
Not wanting to rub it in, but My Connection will double from 2MB to 4MB next week. For Free. Yipeeeeee  ;D

Still, it is late. Should have happened in February.  :-/

EDIT: AOL Upgraded me tonight, and joy of joy i now have an 8MB connection! There is a God after all! ;D

Shame the huge powercut in Northern England tonight took my Net connection with it :(
Posted by: Elfi, November 1, 2007, 1:00pm; Reply: 2060
Awwww Lol and you were just getting into the bragging thing too Lol.  :P ;D

Just a thought.... but people sending e mails to me had them all returned.... wonder if had anything to do with that  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, November 1, 2007, 4:56pm; Reply: 2061
well we are on day 3  :-/ a mini nightmare still going on.....
Posted by: Elfi, November 1, 2007, 5:04pm; Reply: 2062
>:( Hope its not gonna be for much longer. Is it anything to do with `the nightmare weekend`?  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, November 1, 2007, 6:02pm; Reply: 2063
well, we are back on.. but that was rather nasty with no notice or anything.... mnnnnn I have had to watch TV for the last 3 nights, that was even more of a nightmare... For every hour of SKY, there must be about 20 minutes of adverts grrrr
Posted by: Elfi, November 1, 2007, 6:11pm; Reply: 2064
True..... I hate it, thats why youre better watching DVD`s Lol. Or record without ads. ;)
Posted by: MJB, November 1, 2007, 8:07pm; Reply: 2065
Quoted from NeilT
well, we are back on.. but that was rather nasty with no notice or anything.... mnnnnn I have had to watch TV for the last 3 nights, that was even more of a nightmare... For every hour of SKY, there must be about 20 minutes of adverts grrrr


How ever many channels you get, you can always find plenty of crap to watch  :X
Posted by: corky100, November 1, 2007, 9:26pm; Reply: 2066
welcome to consumer technology! ;D

Next you'll be watching Corrie......only 5 mins of ads in that. Unless its the omnibus ;D

So how come you lost your connection then Neil?
Posted by: NeilT, November 2, 2007, 12:52am; Reply: 2067
Quoted Text
So how come you lost your connection then Neil?
The ISP we are with have been good, too good, and we have been part of a trial in the UK for them, offering, from where I am the best value service around (for now) they ran in to some techie problems, who knows, and everyone lost there connection.. The thing that pi$$ed me of was the no notice about this. That was just wrong. But apart from this they have been good..
Posted by: corky100, November 2, 2007, 12:57am; Reply: 2068
It happens. We lost our connection last night, as i mentioned earlier, for about 3 hours. As did most of Northern England and Wales.

May be to do with the Powercut last night, maybe not. But like yourself, on the whole i never had any real problems.

Only think now is even though its an 8MB, as expected i won't get that, but realistically its about 5MB, possibly 6MB max (but rarely), which is the max this line will take.

There are online resources to tell you your exchange, Spped of lines, and speed of access. Useful.
Posted by: NeilT, November 2, 2007, 2:08am; Reply: 2069
we do have a 8 meg connection here ;) had it since last year, and the deal we have is good, very good.. The word on the street, for part of the problem is that my ISP moved office, and it all went tup shaped up, the company I am with are still not advertising in the UK yet, so you will not have heard of them... ahem ;) e-primus  ;D
Posted by: omj, November 2, 2007, 2:15am; Reply: 2070
What power cut? None here.
Though one of my ISPs went a bit dead last night - the other was OK though.
Posted by: NeilT, November 2, 2007, 10:06pm; Reply: 2071
Blimy looking at a recent stat, this forum had almost 1,500 hits, in the last HOUR!!! whats all that about....
Posted by: Lego man, November 2, 2007, 10:41pm; Reply: 2072
Obviously people know that Elfi is on here! ;D
Posted by: NeilT, November 2, 2007, 10:54pm; Reply: 2073
Must be the case  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, November 2, 2007, 11:09pm; Reply: 2074
Probably couldn't take the sudden up surge in consumption coming from your house Corky!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, November 2, 2007, 11:38pm; Reply: 2075
Quoted from Lego man
Obviously people know that Elfi is on here! ;D



Why thank you Lego Man Lol.  ;D
Posted by: corky100, November 3, 2007, 12:55am; Reply: 2076
What with Elfis presence, and me getting round the forum 4 times faster, well......;D
Posted by: Lego man, November 3, 2007, 1:28am; Reply: 2077
Quoted from Elfi



Why thank you Lego Man Lol.  ;D


No probs - but Christmas is coming and I like presents! ;D
Posted by: omj, November 3, 2007, 1:36am; Reply: 2078
Could it be connected to my advert problem?
Posted by: MJB, November 3, 2007, 9:23am; Reply: 2079
Quoted from NeilT
Blimy looking at a recent stat, this forum had almost 1,500 hits, in the last HOUR!!! whats all that about....



People know that it's the best (26)) forum going!!!  ;D (dance)(dance) ;D
Posted by: MJB, November 3, 2007, 9:25am; Reply: 2080
Quoted from Lego man
Obviously people know that Elfi is on here! ;D



Soooooooooooo..... when are you two hooking up ... it's obvious there is some connection.... (Crush))
Posted by: corky100, November 3, 2007, 9:40am; Reply: 2081
This is an OMD forum?? Bloody Ell, havent posted about them for a while!!

Still, the DVD should be arriving any time now.....;D
Posted by: Elfi, November 3, 2007, 9:49am; Reply: 2082
Quoted from MJB



Soooooooooooo..... when are you two hooking up ... it's obvious there is some connection.... (Crush))


Think thats internet connection  ;D

Posted by: Elfi, November 3, 2007, 9:51am; Reply: 2083
Quoted from omj
Could it be connected to my advert problem?



I think things have been going a bit haywire this week too.... thought it was just here, but maybe not.  :-/
Posted by: MJB, November 3, 2007, 9:55am; Reply: 2084
Quoted from Elfi


Think thats internet connection  ;D



Like match.com!!!!  ;D ;D
Posted by: Elfi, November 3, 2007, 9:58am; Reply: 2085
Dont do dating sites.... never will.  :)
Posted by: Love42, November 3, 2007, 12:20pm; Reply: 2086
No need to go further along those lines now...
Posted by: Elfi, November 3, 2007, 12:34pm; Reply: 2087
Agreed Love ......  :K)
Posted by: NeilT, November 3, 2007, 9:32pm; Reply: 2088
Quoted Text
Could it be connected to my advert problem?
Nope, seems like we just got hit from many search engines after a spider visit  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, November 3, 2007, 10:17pm; Reply: 2089
Thats good news tho isnt it , sort of Lol.  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, November 3, 2007, 10:30pm; Reply: 2090
does no harm so'long as we do not get a DOS attack  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, November 3, 2007, 10:36pm; Reply: 2091
:o Whats that???  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, November 4, 2007, 12:22am; Reply: 2092
A DOS attack is a Denial Of Service simple terms = The site is fooked  ;D
Posted by: MJB, November 4, 2007, 11:05am; Reply: 2093
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! (conf31)(conf31)

That would equal a fate worse than death..... (augen40)

With you at the helm though Neil, this ship'll not sink!!!! (50))(104))
Posted by: Elfi, November 4, 2007, 1:00pm; Reply: 2094
Exactly.... and my ticket doesnt say ` Titanic` Lol  ;)
Posted by: MJB, November 4, 2007, 7:13pm; Reply: 2095
Mine's a tug boat, but it still won't sink!!!  ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, November 4, 2007, 10:44pm; Reply: 2096
You tugging a what !
Posted by: MJB, November 5, 2007, 6:10pm; Reply: 2097
:naughty :naughty  Now that would really be telling!!!  :D :D :D :D :D
Posted by: NeilT, November 5, 2007, 11:55pm; Reply: 2098
hope when you give it a tug, it does not sink  ;D
Posted by: MJB, November 6, 2007, 5:52am; Reply: 2099
:rofl I think I can quite confidently say that my little tugger works very well!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, November 11, 2007, 12:29pm; Reply: 2100
Just seen the weather, they are predicting between minus 1 and minus 5 tonight :argh

Still, at least that means it'll be dry!! (104))
Posted by: NeilT, November 11, 2007, 9:26pm; Reply: 2101
A cold frosty morning, now thats more like it for November
Posted by: MJB, November 12, 2007, 10:08am; Reply: 2102
That's exactly what we had this morning - and beautiful winter (37)) too.... Craig is down the house and I've seen the first two sections of the roof already in place... that was before 08.45hrs :woohoo :woohoo :woohoo :woohoo :woohoo
Posted by: NeilT, November 12, 2007, 10:09pm; Reply: 2103
Bob the builder
Posted by: Sandra, November 12, 2007, 10:56pm; Reply: 2104
and Wendy too  - go girl!  ;D
Posted by: MJB, November 13, 2007, 12:13am; Reply: 2105
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YES!!!!!!!!!!! WE CAN  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, November 21, 2007, 9:33pm; Reply: 2106
I changed the forum clock.... but had to get a prompt  :)
Posted by: corky100, November 21, 2007, 11:06pm; Reply: 2107
Had to get a prompt!!!!!?????

It took 3 years of moaning, how big a prompt do you need?

Bloody Admins! ;D;D;D
Posted by: NeilT, November 22, 2007, 12:03am; Reply: 2108
Quoted Text
Bloody Admins!
Give em a slap they respond to a slap
Posted by: MJB, November 22, 2007, 8:33am; Reply: 2109
(think) Hmmm, so do most people!  ;) ;)
Posted by: Elfi, November 22, 2007, 7:48pm; Reply: 2110
Quoted from corky100
Had to get a prompt!!!!!?????

It took 3 years of moaning, how big a prompt do you need?

Bloody Admins! ;D;D;D





(rofl5)(rofl5)(rofl5)
Posted by: corky100, November 22, 2007, 10:02pm; Reply: 2111
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, November 23, 2007, 6:59am; Reply: 2112
No slap needed there, just a polite observation :) Thanks Neil. ;D
Posted by: MJB, November 23, 2007, 8:31am; Reply: 2113
Neil appreciates a slap now and again! :spank  :P
Posted by: NeilT, November 23, 2007, 4:22pm; Reply: 2114
Oh ah, just a little bit...
Posted by: MJB, November 23, 2007, 6:07pm; Reply: 2115
...........and a little bit more???  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Posted by: MJB, November 27, 2007, 9:54pm; Reply: 2116
Just warmed myself a mug of lovely Mulled Wine (5)) with a rich tea biccie - perfect bed time drink! ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, November 30, 2007, 11:51am; Reply: 2117
best thing at bedtime has got to be tea and crumpet  ;)
Posted by: MJB, November 30, 2007, 2:28pm; Reply: 2118
Bugger the tea!!!! (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)
Posted by: Elfi, November 30, 2007, 5:57pm; Reply: 2119
:D ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, November 30, 2007, 7:10pm; Reply: 2120
Yep! Just the crumpet would be fine. ;)
Posted by: MJB, November 30, 2007, 9:13pm; Reply: 2121
::) ::) ::) dontcha think that's what I meant?!?! (rofl)(rofl)
Posted by: NeilT, November 30, 2007, 10:25pm; Reply: 2122
better not comment on this one  ;D
Posted by: MJB, November 30, 2007, 10:41pm; Reply: 2123
Don't you drink tea then Neil?  ;) ;)
Posted by: NeilT, December 1, 2007, 1:07am; Reply: 2124
;D
Quoted Text
Don't you drink tea then Neil?
Only at 9..00 am   ;D
Posted by: Elfi, December 1, 2007, 12:11pm; Reply: 2125
Me too..... then coffee the rest of the day and night.... any wonder I cant sleep  :-/

Must get some crumpet  ;D
Posted by: nigel2568, December 1, 2007, 12:50pm; Reply: 2126
Quoted from Elfi

Must get some crumpet  ;D


See If I can find some tonight. I'm out of the house to party for the first time in 3 years.  ;D ;D ;D

Posted by: AirSynths, December 1, 2007, 5:10pm; Reply: 2127
Go for it Nigel! 8) :K)

I come over all Homer Simpson when anyone mentions Crumpets... Mmmmm.... Crumpet *drool* Best served fresh from the grill with a nice dollop of low-fat marge melting in. And a pot of coffee on the side, with real cream instead of milk!  ;D I'm in heaven!
Posted by: MJB, December 2, 2007, 9:49pm; Reply: 2128
Quoted from NeilT
;D Only at 9..00 am   ;D



Crikey... that's late!!!  :o :o :o

Posted by: AirSynths, December 2, 2007, 10:08pm; Reply: 2129
Oo no... that's about right for first tea of the day. First coffee, now that's different! Between 6:45 and 7am, depending on when I can be bothered to get my bum out of bed! ;D :P
Posted by: MJB, December 2, 2007, 10:10pm; Reply: 2130
My first cuppa (be it tea or coffee) is at about 06:05hrs .... as soon as I get up..
Posted by: AirSynths, December 2, 2007, 10:15pm; Reply: 2131
:o :o :o

I daren't set an alarm that early... I'd bash the thing to pieces! As it is I have 3 alarms and struggle to get out of my pit before 7! (6:30, 6:45 and 7:00 alarms... all very annoying ones!)
Posted by: MJB, December 2, 2007, 10:17pm; Reply: 2132
Not a choice in my current job.....  8) 8)


Mind you, I'm fine in the morning, once I'm up, I'm awake and relatively chirpy..... Craig's the opposite, I reckon although he gets up at 06:00hrs, he actually wakes up around 09:00hrs!!!!  ;D ;D
Posted by: Karin, December 3, 2007, 7:03pm; Reply: 2133
Quoted from AirSynths
:o :o :o

I daren't set an alarm that early... I'd bash the thing to pieces! As it is I have 3 alarms and struggle to get out of my pit before 7! (6:30, 6:45 and 7:00 alarms... all very annoying ones!)


Sounds like me  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 3, 2007, 10:38pm; Reply: 2134
I leave for work at 7.30am 3 times a week, and do manage to get up... I can not function with out at least 2 cups of coffee
Posted by: MJB, December 4, 2007, 8:45am; Reply: 2135
Blimey, that's nearly lunchtime for me!!!  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Posted by: Elfi, December 4, 2007, 8:26pm; Reply: 2136
Quoted from NeilT
I leave for work at 7.30am 3 times a week, and do manage to get up... I can not function with out at least 2 cups of coffee


I cant function without 1 tea and 1 coffee before I leave the house ..... thought it was all in the mind tho, til I tried going without it  ;) ;D

Posted by: Elfi, December 4, 2007, 8:28pm; Reply: 2137
Quoted from AirSynths
:o :o :o

I daren't set an alarm that early... I'd bash the thing to pieces! As it is I have 3 alarms and struggle to get out of my pit before 7! (6:30, 6:45 and 7:00 alarms... all very annoying ones!)


Pandora`s Box wakes me at 7.... its the only alarm that doesnt get on my nerves  ;D

Posted by: moodyblue, December 4, 2007, 10:41pm; Reply: 2138
Quoted from Elfi


I cant function without 1 tea and 1 coffee before I leave the house ..... thought it was all in the mind tho, til I tried going without it  ;) ;D



Definately not all in the mind!  :D I'm exactly the same, 1st thing i do when i get up - whatever time that might be ;) - is put the kettle on! Best tasting cup of tea of the day! :)

Nice alarm call btw Ellen. ;D Beats radio 2 anyday! ;D
Posted by: AirSynths, December 4, 2007, 11:02pm; Reply: 2139
lol... yep, nice alarm indeed! Only thing is, if it's not something really annoying I just lay there and listen to it and doze off! I even manage to sleep through the annoying ones sometimes!

Making a cuppa is not quite the first thing I do of a morning, but certainly the second - while I'm making my lunch and getting my breakfast ready. Usually I manage to time it so the kettle finishes boiling just as I'm putting my museli in the bowl and sarnies in the lunchbox. Not that I'm a creature of habit (whistle)
Posted by: NeilT, December 4, 2007, 11:58pm; Reply: 2140
We could all get woken in the morning to.. mnn, let me think,... what would be your nightmare wake up call... For me, of the top of my head it would be anything by Prince
Posted by: MJB, December 5, 2007, 8:01am; Reply: 2141
Quoted from AirSynths
I'm putting my museli in the bowl and sarnies in the lunchbox. Not that I'm a creature of habit (whistle)


So long as you don't put your sarnies in the bowl and your museli in the lunchbox!!!  ;D ;D :naughty :naughty
Posted by: MJB, December 5, 2007, 8:05am; Reply: 2142
Quoted from NeilT
... what would be your nightmare wake up call...  


The Police trying to break my door down on an early morning raid and after totally trashing the door, realising they've got the wrong house!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Posted by: AirSynths, December 5, 2007, 5:23pm; Reply: 2143
Hmm... nightmare wake up call? Had one of those a few years back, coppers on the door looking for my hubby (who was safely tucked up in bed asleep) at about 3am... because some chav-scumbag had nicked our car! From right under the window of the room we were sleeping in! :-/ :o

Other than that, it would probably be being woken up to my local radio station (Compass FM). It's terrible! It's a baby station from the Lincolnshire one Lincs FM (and that has it's moments!).
Posted by: Elfi, December 5, 2007, 10:03pm; Reply: 2144
Quoted from AirSynths
lol... yep, nice alarm indeed! Only thing is, if it's not something really annoying I just lay there and listen to it and doze off! I even manage to sleep through the annoying ones sometimes!


;D ;D ;D

Posted by: Elfi, December 5, 2007, 10:08pm; Reply: 2145
Quoted from MJB


The Police trying to break my door down on an early morning raid and after totally trashing the door, realising they've got the wrong house!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



Def the wake up call from hell.  ;D

Music wise.... it would be a song that would stick in your head, and you hated it.... like The Birdie Song  :-/

other than that.... just anything that woke me up too soon  ;D Well.... almost anything  :D


Posted by: MJB, December 6, 2007, 9:01am; Reply: 2146
Quoted from AirSynths
Hmm... nightmare wake up call? Had one of those a few years back, coppers on the door looking for my hubby (who was safely tucked up in bed asleep) at about 3am... because some chav-scumbag had nicked our car! From right under the window of the room we were sleeping in! :-/ :o



Holy :cow  :o :o :o :o



Musically, I bloody hate it when I wake up to any of the screeching shite by Kylie, Leona Lewis or Blue (in fact, most 'modern' boybands) (Spewy)(Spewy) (Spewy)(Spewy)

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, December 6, 2007, 3:52pm; Reply: 2147
You're having a go at Kylie again!!! ;D

Tut Tut. (bash))
Posted by: MJB, December 6, 2007, 5:22pm; Reply: 2148
Don't care (Rasberry) And now I have a headache... :spank Back at ya!!!  :P ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 9, 2007, 5:40pm; Reply: 2149
I've just emailed a link to this great forum to one of Craigs friends in New Zealand....  ;D ;D

OK, so it was so he could see the "New House Build" thread and photos, but hey, if he likes it enough, there's potential for some members from NZ!!  :D :D
Posted by: Elfi, December 9, 2007, 5:51pm; Reply: 2150
Exactly.... so nice 1 Maxine..... I thought we`d be getting more members from the myspace....  :-/
Posted by: MJB, December 9, 2007, 5:59pm; Reply: 2151
I'm struggling to keep up with the ones we already have some days.... even if I pop on line 2/3 times during the day!!! (Yikes)(Yikes)
Posted by: Elfi, December 9, 2007, 6:01pm; Reply: 2152
Im telling everyone ..... and nothings happening.... think they have their own fav sites  ;) Or could it be cos Im here???  :o ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 9, 2007, 9:15pm; Reply: 2153
*shrug* each to their own eh? Some people prefer the offish site; but I don't.... 8) 8)
Posted by: corky100, December 9, 2007, 9:30pm; Reply: 2154
I'll show me face anywhere, me...... ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 11, 2007, 6:42pm; Reply: 2155
:o Nightmare journey home for me today.... I had to drive 25 miles, at 15mph and below, with my exhaust hanging on the road.....  :o :o

Thank god I got home safe, although some prick in a 4x4 decided it would be nice to overtake with a lorry coming in the opposite direction, and nearly took the front of my car off in the process - and the plonker was on the phone AND lighting a fag....  >:( >:(
Posted by: MJB, December 12, 2007, 11:32pm; Reply: 2156
Cost me £60 to get my exhaust replaced. Luckily only one section; but at least it's done, and I'm roadworthy again!  :P :)
Posted by: NeilT, December 12, 2007, 11:33pm; Reply: 2157
We have no net connection at home  :-/ so sat on my works PC almost as bad with what is filtered out..  :(
Posted by: MJB, December 12, 2007, 11:37pm; Reply: 2158
That's a bummer Neil... how come you got the problems at home?
Posted by: NeilT, December 13, 2007, 12:29am; Reply: 2159
Cos, its the way the mop flops :) Back working now  :D
Posted by: Elfi, December 22, 2007, 6:37am; Reply: 2160
Hasnt this year flown by??? We`re gonna be in 2008 and it doesnt seem that long since I had to keep remembering to write `2007` instead of `2006`. Must be getting on a bit, they say time only passes too quickly when youre getting old  :o ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 22, 2007, 3:54pm; Reply: 2161
not a spring chicken any more eh  ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 22, 2007, 5:17pm; Reply: 2162
I am... :naughty (whistle) :naughty (whistle)
Posted by: Elfi, December 23, 2007, 8:32am; Reply: 2163
Quoted from NeilT
not a spring chicken any more eh  ;D


Its just my imagination  :D ;D
Posted by: corky100, December 23, 2007, 11:14pm; Reply: 2164
Spring chickens??

Dunno bout you lot, I still havent cracked my way out of the egg yet!  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, December 24, 2007, 8:28am; Reply: 2165
Yeah... you have this `youthful air` about you Corky.....  :D ;D  Hope its a long time before your egg cracks  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 24, 2007, 11:15am; Reply: 2166
I am still waiting to be fertilised
Posted by: MJB, December 24, 2007, 1:46pm; Reply: 2167
Quoted from NeilT
I am still waiting to be fertilised



:naughty
Posted by: corky100, December 24, 2007, 8:23pm; Reply: 2168
Quoted from Elfi
Yeah... you have this `youthful air` about you Corky.....  :D ;D  Hope its a long time before your egg cracks  ;D


I cracked a long time ago....:yuck
Posted by: NeilT, December 24, 2007, 8:32pm; Reply: 2169
Just had my hand up a turkeys arse  :o
Posted by: corky100, December 24, 2007, 8:49pm; Reply: 2170
Each to their own.....;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 24, 2007, 9:17pm; Reply: 2171
and its going to get a right good stuffing in the morning  :o
Posted by: Elfi, December 24, 2007, 11:51pm; Reply: 2172
Be careful what way you stuff it now..... you have to let the heat circulate  ;D
Posted by: corky100, December 25, 2007, 12:13am; Reply: 2173
Hope you didn't wash it before cooking it!

(You shouldn't you know!)  ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 25, 2007, 12:17am; Reply: 2174
Luckily, we are not having turkey :hot
Posted by: corky100, December 25, 2007, 12:26am; Reply: 2175
I dunno what we're having.... I'm off to the newly gained daughter in laws for dinner.  :P

God help us  ;D ;D ;D

See you all in a couple of days. If I get my sight back by then...
Posted by: MJB, December 25, 2007, 12:29am; Reply: 2176
And I'll see you all in a couple of days too....... visting today (well, tomorrow if you get me) and a different visit on Boxing Day!!!  :D

Enjoy!!!! (43))(42))(43))(42))

:xmas8
Posted by: Elfi, December 25, 2007, 12:30am; Reply: 2177
Happy visiting to you all  ;D :K)
Posted by: NeilT, December 25, 2007, 12:54am; Reply: 2178
I am cooking :)
Posted by: omj, December 25, 2007, 6:07am; Reply: 2179
I'll be having sausage and mash later - yum.
Posted by: Elfi, December 25, 2007, 4:30pm; Reply: 2180
How did it go Neil??? everyone stuffed? Lol. This morning was manic here.... mum and my sis were here, my 3 neices and 2 nephews. Giz was driving everyone mad chasing a squeaky snowman and `fighting` with it. The kids were doing `X Factor` and tho I love them, they dont have a musical bone in theyre little bdies  ;D.... Christmas songs were playing too loudly and thankfully, mum took over the cooking. Me and Vicki were downloading songs onto our nano.... and mp3 players. And I took some stick for wearing `angel in disguise` pj`s.  ;D

Everyone was happy and relaxed so it was a lovely.... hope everyone had a good one too.  :K)
Posted by: NeilT, December 25, 2007, 6:10pm; Reply: 2181
I am stuffed  :D
Posted by: corky100, December 26, 2007, 10:03pm; Reply: 2182
....and spent 2 hours of Xmas day sitting in a broken down overheated (then freezing cold because of the problem) car miles from anyone we knew.

Then doing the same on the way back because the temporary fix only got us a s far as the Mersey tunnel, before the timing belt snapped just as we left it, and having to wait another hour to get a tow home.  >:( >:( >:(

Other than that, I got a nice pressie  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, December 26, 2007, 10:22pm; Reply: 2183
What a time to have car problems eh.....  ::) Good news about the pressie tho  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 26, 2007, 10:53pm; Reply: 2184
Ouch Corky.. hope you can get the car fixed, thats really crap at anytime, but more so Christmas
Posted by: Sandra, December 26, 2007, 11:13pm; Reply: 2185
Quoted from NeilT
I am stuffed  :D



I got so stuffed that some of my stuffing fell out later...  :B


much better today, though  ;D
Posted by: Elfi, December 26, 2007, 11:16pm; Reply: 2186
I wont ask Lol.  :D ;D
Posted by: corky100, December 26, 2007, 11:53pm; Reply: 2187
We were well fed though......

But Mrs Corky has to make her own way to work through Liverpool tomorrow now. Double ouch!
Posted by: Elfi, December 27, 2007, 9:06am; Reply: 2188
Thats bad  :-/ Hope the car gets sorted soon.  :(
Posted by: Steph, December 29, 2007, 3:15pm; Reply: 2189
Have had a very quiet Christmas.  Was over at John's sister for lunch and that was it.  Unfortunately bad news has hit the family on both side, John's mum is rather ill and my aunt died last Thursday, so neither of us are in a brilliant frame of mind.  If anything I wish I was at work at the moment as the days are really dragging.  Onwards and upwards I guess.
Posted by: Elfi, December 29, 2007, 4:13pm; Reply: 2190
Sorry to hear that Steph.... be thinking about you  :K)
Posted by: NeilT, December 29, 2007, 7:35pm; Reply: 2191
sorry about the news Steph... At least we all have the New year to look forward to And with some luck some snow... well over here anyway

.

Posted by: Elfi, December 29, 2007, 7:42pm; Reply: 2192
Yeah I seen that Neil..... you lucky duck  ;D It`ll be here soon too tho.... Santa promised  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 30, 2007, 7:26pm; Reply: 2193
wnet shopping for some wall units.... came back with two chairs  :o
Posted by: MJB, December 30, 2007, 7:33pm; Reply: 2194
Quoted from Steph
Have had a very quiet Christmas.  Was over at John's sister for lunch and that was it.  Unfortunately bad news has hit the family on both side, John's mum is rather ill and my aunt died last Thursday, so neither of us are in a brilliant frame of mind.  If anything I wish I was at work at the moment as the days are really dragging.  Onwards and upwards I guess.


:hug Steph, sorry to hear this. You know how to get me off line if you need/want to chat. Take care and Be strong.... :K)
Posted by: MJB, December 30, 2007, 7:34pm; Reply: 2195
Quoted from NeilT
And with some luck some snow... well over here anyway



You keep the bloody snow, I hate the stuff, and we have a house to finish  >:( >:(



Posted by: omj, December 30, 2007, 7:37pm; Reply: 2196
Sorry to hear of your troubles, Steph. Thinking of you.
Posted by: Elfi, December 31, 2007, 12:11am; Reply: 2197
Quoted from NeilT
wnet shopping for some wall units.... came back with two chairs  :o



I went shopping for cd`s and came back with 2 coats, boots and curtains Lol  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, December 31, 2007, 12:45am; Reply: 2198
Elfi.. in that case...... tut tut tut... slap on the wrists....  :D
Posted by: corky100, December 31, 2007, 1:31am; Reply: 2199
Quoted from Elfi

I went shopping for cd`s and came back with 2 coats, boots and curtains Lol  ;D


Do they sound good? ;D

Chin up Steph, you know we all care here, hope things start to look up for you all soon   ;)
Posted by: Elfi, December 31, 2007, 10:30am; Reply: 2200
They were bargains tho .... and and the music shops were packed to the doors, hate long queues  ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 31, 2007, 11:25am; Reply: 2201
Well, all I can say today is ...................................  

:party ROLL

ON


2 0 0 9
  :party
Posted by: MJB, December 31, 2007, 11:25am; Reply: 2202
And no.............. that was not a mistake....  :P
Posted by: corky100, December 31, 2007, 12:46pm; Reply: 2203
Does that mean you've started another countdown? ;D
Posted by: MJB, December 31, 2007, 1:51pm; Reply: 2204
Nope, definitely not.... 8)
Posted by: MJB, January 2, 2008, 2:27pm; Reply: 2205
Heard of the first relationship casualty of 2008 (late last night). My friend up in Alnwick has chucked her bloke out cos he was playing away.... terribly, terribly sad cos they have three children... and the eldest one is taking it really badly.... wants to know why "daddy had to do that with another lady when he has mummy".... tragedy, but a commonplace event in life today.... :-/ :-/ :-/
Posted by: Elfi, January 2, 2008, 4:07pm; Reply: 2206
Whatever the reasons.... its always heart breaking when kids are involved. Such a shame  :(
Posted by: corky100, January 2, 2008, 10:21pm; Reply: 2207
Yep.
Posted by: MJB, January 3, 2008, 1:57pm; Reply: 2208
Her fella did have "form" (as Craig put it), he had a number of kids by other women before he got together with my mate; but she thought (as, to be honest , I did) that as they'd been together nearly ten years and had three kids together that he might have settled down.... obviously not the case....
Posted by: Sandra, January 4, 2008, 2:48pm; Reply: 2209
Ouch, been a while since I have been on. Steph sorry to hear of your difficulties.

Maxine sorry to hear abour your friend. (Part of the reason I was seriously conptemplating becoming a nun...  :o)

As you say, it's the kids that'll suffer most...  :(
Here's hoping that they all get through it OK.  :-/
Posted by: MJB, January 4, 2008, 3:03pm; Reply: 2210
I spoke to her today and she said the eldest is NOT coping at all...  :( She said she keeps pondering whether or not to speak to a "professional" with him, and I said it wouldn't hurt....

Not a great start to the year, I've heard other bad stuff additional to this, but for another friends' privacy won't post it here.... Now I'm wondering what number three is going to be.... :-/
Posted by: NeilT, January 5, 2008, 12:44am; Reply: 2211
Read some place, BBC I think that January and September are the worse time for peeps breaking up...
Posted by: corky100, January 5, 2008, 10:38am; Reply: 2212
Something on Granada News this week. apparently Jan 7th is the main day.

Brace yourselves.... ;D



Still, never a nice thing. I think the marraige contract should be more legally binding with severe penalties for the one breaking it. But then, I would.... :o
Posted by: Elfi, January 5, 2008, 1:25pm; Reply: 2213
Quoted from NeilT
Read some place, BBC I think that January and September are the worse time for peeps breaking up...



Wonder if this has anything to do with Christmas... and having the kids home so long on school holidays??? Just a thought  ;)
Posted by: MJB, January 5, 2008, 3:20pm; Reply: 2214
Certainly not in my friends case Ellen.... apparently this was going on LONG before Xmas, she just found out over Xmas is all...



I agree with you Corky about the marriage contract; it is WAY too easy to get out of nowadays; BUT my friend and her fella weren't married, so that would go right outta the window in their case.... (shrug)
Posted by: NeilT, January 5, 2008, 9:38pm; Reply: 2215
anyway.. away from gloom, hows everyones mop flopping  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, January 5, 2008, 11:34pm; Reply: 2216
Flopping nicely, thanks.  :)

Just hoping that "Ears" works better than "Hands"... lol! (It's a Lib Dem thing, I'm afraid...)  ::)
Posted by: corky100, January 5, 2008, 11:42pm; Reply: 2217
My Mop-flopping is MY business, thank you.......... ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Sandra, January 6, 2008, 12:14am; Reply: 2218
As long as you are enjoying yourself Corky! lol  :D
Posted by: corky100, January 6, 2008, 12:51am; Reply: 2219
at this moment I am...;D
Posted by: Elfi, January 6, 2008, 7:59am; Reply: 2220
My mops flopping all over the kitchen Lol.... Ive got a field mouse  :-/ Gonna ring pest control in the morning. Other than that, things are ok.... schools start back tomorrow, so I wont get the "Im bored, what can I do"... and I have to get to the docs cos Ive got a bad throat again.... kids are happy cos they think Im losing my voice.  :X
Posted by: nigel2568, January 6, 2008, 10:53am; Reply: 2221
Need a nice new mop and start all over afresh.  ;D
Posted by: MJB, January 6, 2008, 1:09pm; Reply: 2222
Mine's no different to how it ever is.... half good, half bad... pretty "normal" for a "normal" life... (43))
Posted by: NeilT, January 6, 2008, 11:08pm; Reply: 2223
Quoted Text
Ive got a field mouse
is this a new thing for your computer  ;D

Hey, the lighter nights are on the way.. yea  :D
Posted by: Sandra, January 7, 2008, 9:02am; Reply: 2224
Still pretty dark, not to mention windy, coming to work this morning. Brrr.  ;)
Posted by: MJB, January 7, 2008, 9:04am; Reply: 2225
You're right Neil.... they're pulling out already....  :D :D
Posted by: MJB, January 7, 2008, 10:04am; Reply: 2226
And yet MORE bad news.... one of my friends became an auntie on 20th Dec, and the little girl is now dead. One of her cousins was killed by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel of a lorry, and one of her brothers mother-in-laws has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.... who said 2008 was gonna be good?  :o :'( :'(
Posted by: Elfi, January 7, 2008, 6:52pm; Reply: 2227
Quoted from NeilT
is this a new thing for your computer  ;D

Hey, the lighter nights are on the way.. yea  :D


Wish it was.... Ive seen it and its not nice Lol.  ;)

Seems a long way off ... Im with Sandra...and its like the middle of the night at 7am   :-/

Maxine.... thats so sad... such a waste of life.  :(

Posted by: MJB, January 7, 2008, 8:30pm; Reply: 2228
The mornings are still quite dark, granted, but I drove home from work at 16:00 hrs and it was still light... dusk started to properly fall as I was getting home.... 8) :D
Posted by: NeilT, January 7, 2008, 9:45pm; Reply: 2229
Sorry about the news Maxine....  :-/

I sort of start to get my energy back at the end of January... as soon as I see the first snow drop and then crocus (how do you spell that) I know that spring is around the corner.. then I just love when the daffs come out... and the clocks change.

I sort of go into a winter mode after the August Bank Holiday
Posted by: MJB, January 8, 2008, 8:23am; Reply: 2230
Quoted from NeilT
Sorry about the news Maxine....  :-/


Thanks! We all get times like this now and then.... just seems alot to deal with.... but hey! it'll be fine in the end!  :)


Quoted from NeilT
I sort of start to get my energy back at the end of January... as soon as I see the first snow drop and then crocus (how do you spell that) I know that spring is around the corner.. then I just love when the daffs come out... and the clocks change.

I sort of go into a winter mode after the August Bank Holiday


Yeah, I know what you mean there, mind you, I saw some snow drops out out Christmas Day  :o

You spelt "crocus" correctly... ;D ... and I love them too.. it IS always a reminder that spring is on it's way... and you and I have another reason to like spring; cos you and Sandra, and Craig and I had spring weddings!  :D :D :D

I tend to get into real winter mode when the clocks go back in October..... :X


Posted by: NeilT, January 8, 2008, 8:46pm; Reply: 2231
I saw the firt glimpse of blossom on some bush taking Hannah to school this morning, and mentione to her that I am looking out for the first snowdrops...
Posted by: moodyblue, January 9, 2008, 6:07am; Reply: 2232
No snowdrops here yet, ;D but apparently they have had plenty in Scotland and Northern Ireland :D ;)
Posted by: Elfi, January 9, 2008, 6:45am; Reply: 2233
I havent seen any, but I havent been looking  ;) My mum is a keen gardener, but Im crap tbh..... and she gave me some crocus and snowdrop bulbs for my garden once..... I was well pleased with myself after I planted them..... but a couple of weeks later, Vicki came running in from the garden, saying "quick mummy, come and see, we have onions in our garden".... which of course was the bulbs coming back up, cos Id planted them upside down.  :D ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, January 9, 2008, 6:54am; Reply: 2234
:D I didn't know you could plant bulbs upside down :D Don't they right themselves to come up properly?
P.S. The snowdrops was a play on words as in snow dropping out of the sky :D
Posted by: Elfi, January 9, 2008, 6:59am; Reply: 2235
Oh ok then Lol.... we had `snow drops` last week..... loooads of them Lol.  And I didnt know they`d come back up either.... but they were def pushing back out of the ground  ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, January 9, 2008, 7:03am; Reply: 2236
Well they were Irish bulbs i suppose. :D
Posted by: Elfi, January 9, 2008, 7:10am; Reply: 2237
They were Australian actually  :P ;D
Posted by: moodyblue, January 9, 2008, 7:12am; Reply: 2238
:D slap accepted with dignity and grace!  :D
Posted by: Elfi, January 9, 2008, 7:14am; Reply: 2239
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, January 9, 2008, 8:06am; Reply: 2240
I saw some daffodils out on the way in this morning  :o :o :o :o :o
Posted by: TheAviator, January 9, 2008, 1:16pm; Reply: 2241
Quoted from MJB
I saw some daffodils out on the way in this morning


where did they go out to?

My Crocus and Snowdrops are popping up



Posted by: MJB, January 10, 2008, 8:33am; Reply: 2242
Quoted from TheAviator


where did they go out to?


They were heading to the pub!!!  :P ;)







Posted by: TheAviator, January 15, 2008, 10:18am; Reply: 2243
All this miserable rain is making me wish it was holiday time but its thirty weeks until our vacation.  :(
Posted by: Steph, January 15, 2008, 8:16pm; Reply: 2244
11 weeks until I'm away, yeah!  

Did notice some plants popping their heads up through the soil when walking through one of the local gardens, but don't know what the plants were, most probably daffs.  
Posted by: DreamRedux, January 15, 2008, 9:46pm; Reply: 2245
Chinese magnolias are in bloom here.

Big, beautiful pink tulip-shaped flowers.  They are the only thing on the tree right now.  Gorgeous!  (Once the leaves come in, though, the flowers fall off and the tree looks totally unremarkable.)
Posted by: NeilT, January 16, 2008, 12:22am; Reply: 2246
Quoted Text
making me wish it was holiday time but its thirty weeks until our vacation
You need a Bongo  ;D
Posted by: MJB, January 16, 2008, 9:02am; Reply: 2247
Quoted from TheAviator
All this miserable rain is making me wish it was holiday time but its thirty weeks until our vacation.  :(



The way things are going, it might be thirty years until my next holiday  :-/ :-/
Posted by: TheAviator, January 16, 2008, 12:46pm; Reply: 2248
Quoted from NeilT
You need a Bongo  ;D


nah, much better a cosy cottage with all the home comforts.

Posted by: NeilT, January 16, 2008, 11:07pm; Reply: 2249
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with all the home comforts
what are they  ;D
Posted by: Debbie, January 17, 2008, 12:17am; Reply: 2250
The same as a Bongo, I guess, only bigger... :P
Posted by: NeilT, January 17, 2008, 1:16am; Reply: 2251
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only bigger


Check out The Bongo Tardis!!!!

Posted by: Elfi, January 17, 2008, 5:27am; Reply: 2252
Hahaha these Bongoers are a mad lot Lol.  ;D
Posted by: Steph, January 17, 2008, 8:31pm; Reply: 2253
My plant in the office has started to flower!  I'm quite proud as it was given to me as a Christmas present a few years ago and it is still alive!  It is one of those mixed basket thingy with three different types of plants - one of them is a mini palm
Posted by: MJB, January 17, 2008, 10:11pm; Reply: 2254
Quoted from Steph
My plant in the office has started to flower!  I'm quite proud as it was given to me as a Christmas present a few years ago and it is still alive!  It is one of those mixed basket thingy with three different types of plants - one of them is a mini palm



Sounds like spring has sprung before winter has properly found us :o

The plant sounds nice though Steph, you'll have to post a photo.... :) :)
Posted by: TheAviator, January 18, 2008, 2:46pm; Reply: 2255
Quoted from Steph
three different types of plants - one of them is a mini palm
another has leaves which are usually smoked by hippies  ;)

Posted by: nigel2568, January 18, 2008, 3:02pm; Reply: 2256
Quoted from TheAviator
another has leaves which are usually smoked by hippies  ;)



now that was funny.  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, January 18, 2008, 11:37pm; Reply: 2257
Vera died.... Not watched Corrie for age.. but had to watch tonight... so sad...  :-/ Good old Jack eh..
Posted by: MJB, January 19, 2008, 10:56am; Reply: 2258
Quoted from NeilT
Vera died.... Not watched Corrie for age.. but had to watch tonight... so sad...  :-/ Good old Jack eh..


You shoulda seen me...  ::) ::) I was already very emotional and upset having left work, so when they did that, and it was portrayed very, very well, I was a blubbing mess!!! (mecry)  ::) ::)

Posted by: corky100, January 19, 2008, 2:21pm; Reply: 2259
Its not real you know......:D
Posted by: MJB, January 19, 2008, 3:15pm; Reply: 2260
It's not? :o

You sure???  ;) ;)
Posted by: Steph, January 19, 2008, 4:07pm; Reply: 2261
Saw the repeat of Corrie today, don't usually watch it, but wanted to see how she died.  I know that sounds really sick doesn't it!
Posted by: MJB, January 19, 2008, 5:42pm; Reply: 2262
LOL I'd hoped for something a little more dramatic actually!!! (43))
Posted by: NeilT, January 20, 2008, 1:41am; Reply: 2263
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Its not real you know......
I used to be a very avid Corrie watcher.. well a few years back.. But there are peeps in the script that you can relate to, and Jack n Vera, have been a part for as long as I was a kid.. Have to say, even though only fiction, it was a bit of a tear jerker.. and I took time out to watch TV to see..
Posted by: MJB, January 20, 2008, 9:57am; Reply: 2264
...which, as we know, is very unlike you Mr T!  ;)

I agree; it was a real tear jerker, especially Jack's reaction to it.... very moving....
Posted by: Elfi, January 20, 2008, 12:37pm; Reply: 2265
Jack without Vera is like a pub without beer .... whats he gonna do now??? I thought they did her `exit` very well.... wasnt too dramatic. Course hes gonna feel an awful lot of guilt you know....cos she asked him not to go out but stay in with her  . :o :X
Posted by: MJB, January 20, 2008, 1:03pm; Reply: 2266
??) Are you talking about the characters there, or the real people???
Posted by: Elfi, January 20, 2008, 1:05pm; Reply: 2267
The characters Lol  ;D
Posted by: MJB, January 20, 2008, 2:07pm; Reply: 2268
Jack will be OK I think (as a character) cos they can build storylines around Tyrone and Molly and Paul.... maybe even bring back Terry!  :o ;D
Posted by: Elfi, January 20, 2008, 2:10pm; Reply: 2269
Nooooooooooooo..... I cant watch him, he gives me the creeps. Remember when Molly came in? Hated her too, but shes proved herself I think. Still say Jacks gonna be wracked with guilt.  :-/
Posted by: MJB, January 20, 2008, 2:28pm; Reply: 2270
Yeah but I made my comment cos you said "Jack without Vera is like a pub without beer"; but there's still potential for some good storylines for him.
Posted by: NeilT, January 21, 2008, 1:24am; Reply: 2271
Gosh.. I may start to watch Corrie again  :B The place that I work has a Corrie star as a regular ;)
Posted by: Elfi, January 21, 2008, 9:50am; Reply: 2272
Get a pic Lol.  ;D
Posted by: MJB, January 28, 2008, 8:42pm; Reply: 2273
So, who's watching Corrie tonight then??? Bit of a tear jerker, but I haven't actually shed tears yet!!! Have had a bit of lump in the throat though!!  ;) :'(
Posted by: NeilT, January 28, 2008, 10:42pm; Reply: 2274
Quoted Text
So, who's watching Corrie tonight then???
Was at <another> meeting.... :-/

Hey, what a lovely morning, warm and sunny... almost wanted to cut the grass...
Posted by: MJB, January 28, 2008, 11:08pm; Reply: 2275
I washed curtains on Saturday, and cleaned windows, cos of a morning like today was!  :o :o
Posted by: Sandra, January 28, 2008, 11:12pm; Reply: 2276
I am looking forward to getting up in the light!!  :)
Posted by: MJB, January 28, 2008, 11:21pm; Reply: 2277
What time do you get up then Sandra? It's light round here now at 06:45hrs!!!  :D Still be better when it's light at 04:00hrs!!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, January 28, 2008, 11:58pm; Reply: 2278
:o
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Still be better when it's light at 04:00hrs!!!
That will be when its time for me to go to bed
Posted by: Sandra, January 29, 2008, 9:37am; Reply: 2279
My alarm goes off 6.15am and when I get on my bike it's just getting lighter now.  :)
Posted by: MJB, January 30, 2008, 11:48am; Reply: 2280
I love the light mornings!  :D
Posted by: NeilT, January 30, 2008, 7:43pm; Reply: 2281
I do dig out our sledges tomorrow in preperation for the weekend  :o
Posted by: Sandra, January 30, 2008, 9:15pm; Reply: 2282
Ooooh, to really have snow this year would be be great!!  :)
Posted by: NeilT, January 30, 2008, 11:20pm; Reply: 2283
Wet tomorrow.. But does look like snow Friday... Mnn Saturday surgery and jumble sale!!
Posted by: MJB, January 31, 2008, 9:19am; Reply: 2284
No (47)) forecast for round here; just "the risk of a wintry shower"! (dance) :woohoo (dance) :woohoo (dance)
Posted by: TheAviator, January 31, 2008, 1:23pm; Reply: 2285
We are supposed to have snow tomorrow. Just wish we could get it so its toodeep to get to work  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 1, 2008, 11:27pm; Reply: 2286
Bashed a little finger this morning <ouch> and its black n blue.. In fact it looks rather grim..
Posted by: Sandra, February 2, 2008, 12:42am; Reply: 2287
Maybe cool it in the snow?? - might help get the swelling down....  :o
Posted by: MJB, February 2, 2008, 11:23am; Reply: 2288
Hope it wasn't as grim as it looks Neil...

Apart from a sleet/hail shower yesterday; we've had no snow; and they're forecasting :rain for tomorrow, so hopefully we've missed it this time around!! :woohoo
Posted by: NeilT, February 2, 2008, 9:26pm; Reply: 2289
Some may now.. I do not <do> hospitals... anyway, I had to go to A&E to-day to sort my finger out.. In short they pricked a hole into my finger nail, to let out blood and gubbings... If I had not gon, it seems that my nail wuold have fallen off  :o and it still might.. But good news, is my finger is almost back in action  :D
Posted by: MJB, February 3, 2008, 1:16pm; Reply: 2290
Bloody hell, it obviously was as grim as it looked. Glad that it's getting better Neil!
Posted by: Elfi, February 3, 2008, 1:58pm; Reply: 2291
Quoted from NeilT
Some may now.. I do not <do> hospitals... anyway, I had to go to A&E to-day to sort my finger out.. In short they pricked a hole into my finger nail, to let out blood and gubbings... If I had not gon, it seems that my nail wuold have fallen off  :o and it still might.. But good news, is my finger is almost back in action  :D


This happened to me years ago when I closed a car door on my finger  ::) they did the `hole` in the nail thing.... I didnt lose my nail tho. I was in shock when I seen what came out of it. (puke)
Posted by: NeilT, February 3, 2008, 6:51pm; Reply: 2292
the nail is still leaking stuff, over 24 hours later  :o
Posted by: corky100, February 3, 2008, 7:25pm; Reply: 2293
I remember losing my nail to a cat when I was about 6 or 7. Took it clean off.

Didn't grow back for months. Didn't leak anything but it bled a little.

Stung a bit too....
Posted by: NeilT, February 4, 2008, 9:03pm; Reply: 2294
Back to the hospital to-day... as the end of my finger was wobbly  :o had an xray.. and yup I have boken it.. so got it in a spint.. looks stupid, and a right pain in the a**  :o 2/3 weeks I am meant to leave the slint on for...
Posted by: moodyblue, February 4, 2008, 9:05pm; Reply: 2295
Ouch! Hope it heals soon Neil.
Posted by: Sandra, February 5, 2008, 9:12am; Reply: 2296
At least now Neil knows it's broken he will stop pulling his finger to see if it clicks!!  :o :D
Posted by: nigel2568, February 5, 2008, 11:50am; Reply: 2297
Quoted from Sandra
At least now Neil knows it's broken he will stop pulling his finger to see if it clicks!!  :o :D


Lol, its a man thing, don't worry.  :D :D :D
Posted by: Steph, February 5, 2008, 8:12pm; Reply: 2298
Ouch!  Don't you find that when you've hurt a part of your body you tend to knock it!
Posted by: MJB, February 5, 2008, 10:15pm; Reply: 2299
Quoted from NeilT
.. and yup I have boken it.. ...



:o :o Make sure you listen to the Docs Mr T! (naughty)
Posted by: NeilT, February 5, 2008, 10:35pm; Reply: 2300
Quoted Text
Make sure you listen to the Docs Mr T!
See above.. 2 hospital visits.. 3 x-rays.. and a splint ;)

Thought it was funny though how the bone was not doing as it should  :D

Quoted Text
its a man thing, don't worry.
So right Nigel..
Posted by: omj, February 7, 2008, 3:49pm; Reply: 2301
Any pictures of the finger?
Posted by: NeilT, February 8, 2008, 12:30am; Reply: 2302
Its all looking rather nice now... Should have taken a pic last week when it was black n blue with a wobbly end  :o
Posted by: Elfi, February 8, 2008, 12:23pm; Reply: 2303
Glad you didnt Lol  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, February 8, 2008, 9:35pm; Reply: 2304
nothing wrong with my wobbly end...
Posted by: MJB, February 9, 2008, 3:04pm; Reply: 2305
:o

:naughty :naughty :naughty :naughty
Posted by: Elfi, February 10, 2008, 2:45am; Reply: 2306
Quoted from NeilT
nothing wrong with my wobbly end...


Well there is now isnt there....since its broken Lol. Hope it heals quickly.... and you can resist playing with it.  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 10, 2008, 7:09pm; Reply: 2307
I like to let the blood rush to the end of it :)
Posted by: Elfi, February 13, 2008, 12:42pm; Reply: 2308
Is that a `man` thing??? Lol.  :P ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 13, 2008, 8:00pm; Reply: 2309
I had it off in the bath tonight..
Posted by: Sandra, February 13, 2008, 11:11pm; Reply: 2310
but docs said to keep it on another 2 weeks.....  :o

it'll fall off!!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 14, 2008, 12:56am; Reply: 2311
2 weeks is up on Monday.... that will do for me... it comeing off.. cant be doing with a plastic one, would make do with a flesh wobbly one.. :)
Posted by: Sandra, February 14, 2008, 12:12pm; Reply: 2312
Well, as long as you steer away from heavy objects, and don't pull it too much...  ;)
Posted by: Elfi, February 15, 2008, 8:31pm; Reply: 2313
(rofl5)(rofl5)(rofl5)
Posted by: NeilT, February 15, 2008, 9:20pm; Reply: 2314
I am going to have it off on Monday...
Posted by: Elfi, February 15, 2008, 9:21pm; Reply: 2315
Enjoy your date Lol  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 15, 2008, 11:25pm; Reply: 2316
I just can not wait to get hold of it, and give it a pull so it can wobble again..
Posted by: Sandra, February 16, 2008, 6:02pm; Reply: 2317
Quoted from NeilT
I am going to have it off on Monday...


Want a hand wobbling it??  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, February 16, 2008, 9:59pm; Reply: 2318
if it does not fall off ;)
Posted by: Elfi, February 16, 2008, 10:28pm; Reply: 2319
;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, February 17, 2008, 11:43am; Reply: 2320
Quoted from NeilT
if it does not fall off ;)



Have the Pritt Stick handy then!!!  ;) ;)
Posted by: Sandra, February 17, 2008, 10:42pm; Reply: 2321
The nail looks agonner... maybe we could Pritt Stick that back on??  :D
Posted by: TheAviator, February 18, 2008, 10:30am; Reply: 2322
Oh just whip off the finger and attach a sonic screwdriver  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, February 18, 2008, 8:46pm; Reply: 2323
Its off  :o
Posted by: MJB, February 18, 2008, 9:09pm; Reply: 2324
let's have photograpic evidence then!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, February 18, 2008, 10:03pm; Reply: 2325
I need to get it to bend...The nail is going to fall off.. so may do a before and after  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, February 18, 2008, 10:23pm; Reply: 2326
Hope it doesn't fall off in the middle of the night!!!  ;D

Is there a "Fingernail Fairy", I wonder ,if you pur it under you pillow?  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, February 18, 2008, 10:42pm; Reply: 2327
I am working on fairy stories right now.. Tooth ones that is :)
Posted by: MJB, February 24, 2008, 8:55am; Reply: 2328
It's very balmy this morning.... almost as though spring has sprung!!! :D :D


(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))(37))
Posted by: moodyblue, February 24, 2008, 12:40pm; Reply: 2329
When it's spring again i'll bring again tulips from Amsterdam :D
Did the balmy weather make you want to sing Maxine? ;D
Posted by: MJB, February 24, 2008, 1:17pm; Reply: 2330
:o It's gone manky now, looking like :rain on it's way
Posted by: NeilT, February 24, 2008, 3:03pm; Reply: 2331
Sandra and me both suffering from a late night  :o
Posted by: Sandra, February 25, 2008, 9:11am; Reply: 2332
Especially Sandra! lol  :D
Posted by: MJB, February 25, 2008, 8:23pm; Reply: 2333
Quoted from NeilT
Sandra and me both suffering from a late night  :o


I'm suffering from 3 nights with little or no sleep  :-/ :-/ Hey ho! Sh1t happens doesn't it?????  :o

Posted by: Sandra, February 25, 2008, 10:14pm; Reply: 2334
Sorry to hear that Maxine...

I'm afraid mine was entirely self-inflicted!!  :B
Posted by: MJB, February 25, 2008, 10:42pm; Reply: 2335
I wouldn't mind if mine was.... in fact, I'd be positively chuffed!!! (dance)
Posted by: corky100, February 25, 2008, 10:56pm; Reply: 2336
Don't sleep too much (You hadn't noticed??) but feeling a bit tired with the workload. I need to prioritise a bit better i think  :-/
Posted by: Sandra, February 25, 2008, 11:17pm; Reply: 2337
I think it may be a man thing??  ;)

Try not to overdo things though...  :)
Posted by: TheAviator, February 26, 2008, 12:42pm; Reply: 2338
Quoted from corky100
I need to prioritise a bit better i think  :-/


Its getting time to prioritise your time though  ;)

As I say in work - I'm only me, I can only try my best, something has to give, so which customer shall we please this week.

Posted by: NeilT, February 26, 2008, 6:45pm; Reply: 2339
I have done over 4 hours of walking in my ward to-day, but very nice to be out and about speaking to residents :)
Posted by: MJB, February 26, 2008, 7:47pm; Reply: 2340
But, on a female side, we (usually) run the house, do most, or all of the chores, work full time, then run around like headless chickens after family etc.... and when you have a family member who is seriously ill in hospital, it chucks things even more to pot than they already were....  :-/ :-/
Posted by: NeilT, February 27, 2008, 11:27pm; Reply: 2341
Quoted Text
But, on a female side, we (usually) run the house, do most, or all of the chores, work full time, then run around like headless chickens after family etc....
was that in the good old days  ;D
Posted by: MJB, March 2, 2008, 1:23pm; Reply: 2342
Not in this house.... I still do.... then, so do many of my friends!  ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, March 3, 2008, 4:41pm; Reply: 2343
Quoted from MJB
But, on a female side, we (usually) run the house, do most, or all of the chores, work full time, then run around like headless chickens after family etc.... and when you have a family member who is seriously ill in hospital, it chucks things even more to pot than they already were....  :-/ :-/


Your quite right and I praise my wife for coping with so much whilst I'm out hunting wooly mammoths  ;)
Posted by: MJB, March 4, 2008, 10:24am; Reply: 2344
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: corky100, March 5, 2008, 6:55pm; Reply: 2345
Quoted from TheAviator


Your quite right and I praise my wife for coping with so much whilst I'm out hunting wooly mammoths  ;)


I take it Mrs Aviator reads this then, Dave?

You snivelling creep, you!!  ;D ;D ;D

We share the Work load in our house though.



(and yes, Mrs Corky does read this...... :P ;D)
Posted by: ghostwriter, March 5, 2008, 7:00pm; Reply: 2346
Share??? How come my share is most of it......... ;D
Posted by: corky100, March 5, 2008, 7:10pm; Reply: 2347
Haven't you finished those dishes yet dear?


;D ;D ;D
Posted by: ghostwriter, March 5, 2008, 7:23pm; Reply: 2348
They are done, so get off that PC cos your teas ready, cooked by me......... :K)
Posted by: nigel2568, March 5, 2008, 8:05pm; Reply: 2349
Have you managed to catch that bloomin' lobster yet? :D :D :D
Posted by: NeilT, March 5, 2008, 8:34pm; Reply: 2350
Lobster  ;D
Posted by: Debbie, March 5, 2008, 8:54pm; Reply: 2351
Looks scrumptious!!  :P
Posted by: corky100, March 5, 2008, 9:18pm; Reply: 2352
It does.

But that don't look owt like what I got for tea...... :-/ :P
Posted by: ghostwriter, March 5, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 2353
Do you want chips with that lobster Nigel???   As for Corky he's just gettin a salad!!!!
Posted by: nigel2568, March 5, 2008, 10:29pm; Reply: 2354
Quoted from ghostwriter
Do you want chips with that lobster Nigel???   As for Corky he's just gettin a salad!!!!


Yeah, go on then. Nothing like good Northern food to go with the "posh" stuff  :D
Posted by: NeilT, March 6, 2008, 8:41pm; Reply: 2355
Quoted Text
As for Corky he's just gettin a salad!!!!
oh, dont go spoiling him....
Posted by: Debbie, March 6, 2008, 8:44pm; Reply: 2356
a salad with some lobster on it, maybe...
Posted by: TheAviator, March 12, 2008, 3:59pm; Reply: 2357
Quoted from corky100


I take it Mrs Aviator reads this then, Dave?

You snivelling creep, you!!  ;D ;D ;D

We share the Work load in our house though.



(and yes, Mrs Corky does read this...... :P ;D)


No she doesn't read it, unfortunately.
Although she loves the music she has no interset in chat forums.




Posted by: sue, March 20, 2008, 3:00pm; Reply: 2358
part 4 wow!!!!!!!!!!!!
this sure is the longest thread, like 4eva n eva..

fishies for diner tomoz then with it bein good fri?
r will you be just eatin owt

fishies for me, not religious just a chip shop thing

(33))
Posted by: NeilT, March 20, 2008, 11:08pm; Reply: 2359
Ah, Sue, you will remeber the longest thread from years back... Oh, and when you used to work at the chippy  :)
Posted by: corky100, March 21, 2008, 12:33am; Reply: 2360
Did you work there with a guy who swears he's Elvis?  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: NeilT, March 21, 2008, 12:47am; Reply: 2361
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Did you work there with a guy who swears he's Elvis?  
Ha, that really made me laugh... excellent///
Posted by: sue, March 23, 2008, 7:07pm; Reply: 2362
lol, nope no elvis
just a sensible chap called george  :-/( new owner for about 4 years now)
and yeah im still there!!

so q up, whose after some chips?
or have the diests now officially started, after the pig out on choccie eggs
Posted by: ghostwriter, March 24, 2008, 1:41am; Reply: 2363
Do they sell puddins in your chippy???
Posted by: corky100, March 24, 2008, 2:35am; Reply: 2364
Yep. Got to sell puddings.

And sommat Moist.

(What? No peas?) ;D;D;D
Posted by: sue, March 24, 2008, 7:11pm; Reply: 2365
puddins?
um... nooo  :P
Posted by: NeilT, March 26, 2008, 12:03am; Reply: 2366
got to be pudding, chips and gravey with mushy peas  :)
Posted by: sue, March 26, 2008, 9:51am; Reply: 2367
frog spawn?
leave it alone in the pond
or try to get it in the bin..
soooo much of it

thinkin, leave it to nature hope the fish eat it
::)
Posted by: NeilT, March 28, 2008, 1:16am; Reply: 2368
Quoted Text
frog spawn?
its that time of year... the wild life are mating like mad
Posted by: corky100, March 29, 2008, 12:10am; Reply: 2369
You need mates to go to the pub with........ ;D
Posted by: NeilT, March 31, 2008, 12:58am; Reply: 2370
Hey.. have to say outside tonight.. after dark.. it smelt of spring :) that cold soil, almost cut grass smell.. Great news :)
Posted by: sue, April 1, 2008, 8:40am; Reply: 2371
healthy eatin, gym, can only mean summers on its way! ;D
Posted by: Steph, April 1, 2008, 8:26pm; Reply: 2372
I must try harder to get fitter for summer as I'm looking rather plump at the moment :(
Posted by: NeilT, April 1, 2008, 10:04pm; Reply: 2373
Quoted Text
healthy eatin, gym,
Beer, Burgers, stress keeps me slim  ;)
Posted by: sue, April 3, 2008, 7:03am; Reply: 2374
my second gym effort today,
yes I ned a round of applause  ;D

just not keen!! :B
Posted by: NeilT, April 3, 2008, 11:05pm; Reply: 2375
Congrats... did you have a beer after  :)
Posted by: Debbie, April 4, 2008, 12:17am; Reply: 2376
Quoted from NeilT
Beer, Burgers, stress keeps me slim  ;)


Wow! Good deal!! I'm moving to the UK. Over here its just the opposite!!

Posted by: corky100, April 4, 2008, 1:30am; Reply: 2377
Um, WAY off topic.....

Neil, I just noticed, if you stare at your Andy Avatar, and sing the 'Hokey Cokey' to yourself, it all fits perfectly!

(Start with 'you put your right arm in...your right arm out......:D)




Do I win the 'Most Boring Person on the Forum' award then? ;D
Posted by: sue, April 4, 2008, 8:37am; Reply: 2378
lol @ Corky!!  :P
its true, left arm in etc  ;D

See you still got beer on the mind Neil  ::)

work today,
then goin to a memorial thing,
been a year since lauras friend Demi Jade and her sister Tatum were killed in a fire.
so the kids from the girls kick boxin doin a show tonight,
disco n that on till one.
Anita demi's mam is a friend of mine,
we keep in touch, I go round look at same photos they salvaged, cry,
visit the grave once a month, its pink (tatum) yellow (demi)
we wear yellow tops for Demi,
anyway its been a year that we have followed,
that the girls should have been here..

their brother Shane got put down for it,
but Anita and John or adament it was not him,
looooong story

Posted by: NeilT, April 4, 2008, 9:20pm; Reply: 2379
Quoted Text
if you stare at your Andy Avatar, and sing the 'Hokey Cokey' to yourself, it all fits perfectly!
Oh golly!!

Sue, thats a terrible story  :'(
Posted by: sue, April 5, 2008, 8:10pm; Reply: 2380
yeah, was a nice night rememberin the girls

any porch builders here?
I need one....  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, April 6, 2008, 10:26pm; Reply: 2381
go on then what happened to your porch?
Posted by: sue, April 7, 2008, 6:24am; Reply: 2382
I dont have one  
need a builder.... ::)
Posted by: NeilT, April 7, 2008, 7:47pm; Reply: 2383
Have you tried to contact Bob  :)
Posted by: sue, April 8, 2008, 7:20am; Reply: 2384
'bob the builder can we fix it
YES we can'  :)
hopin a Bob is doin 2nd loft window and fascia on fri,
his prices 4 a porch were silly!  :o

House a tip at the mo, currently doing Lauras room.
On top of that other half went and broke the toilet :X :X (was empting water from bowl, used to wet lauras walls )
he droped this glass bowl down it, so the loo just smashed!!!!

So we got a bathroom suite in the passage way waitin to be plumbed in n all..

Mad house  :P


Posted by: TheAviator, April 8, 2008, 8:00am; Reply: 2385
Sounds like fun - Not

In February I plumbed in our new bathroom suite.

We were going to have cladded walls but finally decided on tiles.
Thought wit cladding it migt be like the inside of a big plastic box
so I start tiling this weekend, walls first then the floor (after I put in a new radiator)
Posted by: NeilT, April 9, 2008, 12:18am; Reply: 2386
Home improvements mnnn, this could get interesting with a number of things going on here  :-/
Posted by: TheAviator, April 9, 2008, 10:36am; Reply: 2387
I blame Maxines new house build.

My future projects include 1. replace driveway
                                     2. refurb central heating
                                     3. put wood flooring in bedrooms
                                     4. refurb rear patio / put in arbour
                                     5. replace patio doors with french windows

what future DiY projects does anyone else have ?
Posted by: sue, April 9, 2008, 8:33pm; Reply: 2388
ooh all sorts..

fri morn guy comin to do fascia and 2nd loft window
fri night guy phonein about when he can start the porch!
yup we got someone, gud price.
bank hol we lookin at buyin a kitchen, other half goin to put it in.
we hope Andrew is in the loft for june,
would have been in the house a year by then
end of this week, we want laura's room done,
sat afternoon other half goin to get new bathroom in, hope fully not have to do the tiles as theyre perfect
then we want our room painted, not paperin in there yeeeeah!!!!
by chrimbo, will want the livin room re painted
so hopefully by then, whole house wud have had lick of paint.
not lookin at gettin the old fashioned white paper of the stairs just yet,
too much of a big job want the other stuff done first.
my garden is perfect, just a few plants in, got green house so been plantin our own :)
conservatory is fine so nowt to do in there

ideally we want lots done by july before we go on hol
other half takin week off work next week, try get the loft complete my
dads been helpin, he's been great
Posted by: Debbie, April 10, 2008, 1:08am; Reply: 2389
Quite a bit of work you got going on. Hope you have plenty of help!
Posted by: sue, April 10, 2008, 9:09am; Reply: 2390
my dad's here right now! clartin on in the loft,
house is unreal, lauras carpet on the stairs, her room stuff all over the place,
andrews loft stuff all over, bath and box with loo and sink in propped up by front door.
hee mad

so like Aviator says anyone else doin a bit diy stuff?

fingers crossed also Tess does her bronze exam this sat (my dog)
she passed junior last night, and is gettin put 4ward straight away for bronze
trainer said last night ifshe passes will be the first Airedale she knows to pass,
was so chuffed..
paid for silver lessons end of may, so Im bein optimistic  ;D
Posted by: MJB, April 10, 2008, 11:13am; Reply: 2391
Quoted from corky100

And sommat Moist.



*shock*
Posted by: MJB, April 10, 2008, 11:15am; Reply: 2392
Quoted from TheAviator
I blame Maxines new house build.

My future projects include 1. replace driveway
                                     2. refurb central heating
                                     3. put wood flooring in bedrooms
                                     4. refurb rear patio / put in arbour
                                     5. replace patio doors with french windows

what future DiY projects does anyone else have ?



Moi??? :angel


Posted by: NeilT, April 10, 2008, 3:27pm; Reply: 2393
If things go to plan this summer...

Patio Doors
Coservatory
Kitched tiled and finshed
Facia Boards
Maybe front Porch
Pay of the tax man  :)
Posted by: TheAviator, April 14, 2008, 3:34pm; Reply: 2394
Quoted from NeilT

Pay of the tax man  :)


An impossible task, heres a taxman

(Icon_Pig)
Posted by: DreamRedux, April 14, 2008, 4:15pm; Reply: 2395
Assemble a dumbbell rack and a rolling kitchen cubby that have been sitting around my house for quite some time . . .  :X
Posted by: MJB, April 14, 2008, 5:56pm; Reply: 2396
Quoted from TheAviator


An impossible task, heres a taxman

(Icon_Pig)




:rofl
Posted by: sue, April 14, 2008, 8:41pm; Reply: 2397
lauras room sorted! yeeah
bathroom done
fascia drainage thing done
2nd loft window in
my room currently gettin sorted  :)
all cumin along nicely.

Not heard from porch bloke, so dont know if he's still doin job or not..

house still a pig sty though
Posted by: NeilT, April 14, 2008, 10:58pm; Reply: 2398
Nothing wrong with pigs  :)
Posted by: corky100, April 15, 2008, 12:25am; Reply: 2399
Quoted from NeilT
Nothing wrong with pigs  :)


They do tend to fasten the handcuffs a little on the tight side though.......(jail1)
Posted by: MJB, April 15, 2008, 8:44pm; Reply: 2400
Quoted from NeilT
Nothing wrong with pigs  :)


Make a damn good sarnie first thing in't morning! (eat1) (drool)

(Dance_Pig)(Pig_Icon)(pig_icon2)(pig_icon2)(Pig_Icon)(Dance_Pig)
Posted by: NeilT, April 17, 2008, 12:03am; Reply: 2401
Quoted Text
They do tend to fasten the handcuffs a little on the tight side though
<grin> In the local area many people still call me "The Plastic Pig" long story...
Posted by: sue, April 17, 2008, 10:07am; Reply: 2402
the plastic pig (wtf) :-/

long dog hikes,
started doin them with a neighbour of mine,
7.30 on a morn, yup 7.30!!!!
we walk down to the cliff tops, along the coast
all the way back again, out for ages..
Tess luvs it,
just novelty value with me at the mo  ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, April 17, 2008, 12:20pm; Reply: 2403
Quoted from sue
7.30 on a morn, yup 7.30!!!!


thats late, before our pooch passed away I'd be up and out at 6.30am gettin back for breakfast at 7am
Posted by: sue, April 17, 2008, 4:11pm; Reply: 2404
nooooo!! just could not do that,
neighbour says she gets up at 6, one day she knocked on me at 10 past 7 I was fast asleep!
since then, will text to say im up, then knock on her for 7.30!!
cud not do the 6.30 walk!! dont think Tess cud either lol!
she likes her slep
:)
Posted by: NeilT, April 17, 2008, 9:55pm; Reply: 2405
Quoted Text
the plastic pig (wtf)
Its all down to my first and in the local area famouse car  :)
Posted by: sue, April 26, 2008, 8:20pm; Reply: 2406
supposed to be gettin the porch, and 3 doors put on soon {mon}
thing is I gone and spent one of the door moneys on clothes!!! and a pink phone
got me and laura 'bench' coats and tops, me a bag full of clothes goin to an erasure thing next weekend
so looks like will be a porch with the 2 doors and our back door the same old thing  :o
geeze talk about not being sensible,  :-/

no idea how long it takes to build a porch, hope its 4 weeks till the other half gets paid again, so can get the back door then  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 26, 2008, 11:12pm; Reply: 2407
Quoted Text
no idea how long it takes to build a porch,
  :) Well me and Sandra, if things go to plan are about to spend a few bob on this little gaff.... But got to hold back a little.. got a capital gains tax bill due, in the next year, and we are a little worried to how much it will be... Hey, You work hard, run a successful business, employ staff, pay in <lots> of money into the central pot... Then you dispose of the company, and you have to pay tax on all of the work you have done and paid in  :-/
Posted by: MJB, April 27, 2008, 9:17am; Reply: 2408
My Dad has been through all that Neil, makes you (puke) doesn't it?  >:(
Posted by: sue, April 27, 2008, 10:34am; Reply: 2409
bloke been round this morn, so much like my dad lol (works for builder)
he cant hear a thing  :)
gave him a grand, for starters, theyre not comin till wed now.
we r hopin!!!!!!!!!! we get a couple hundred knocked off with it bein cash!
(will sure help saying as ive spent isome of it on clothes)  :)
got to phone the main builder at t time..

pissin down here, guess that slows things down too on a porch build!
Posted by: NeilT, April 27, 2008, 10:02pm; Reply: 2410
Hope it goes well Sue...
Posted by: sue, April 28, 2008, 9:48am; Reply: 2411
cheers neil,

anyone want a dog,

my mams mongrel been here a week now,( theyre on hol 2 weeks)
thing is my dog tess in heat,
bloody mad I tell ya, bobby whinein and barkin to get at her

he must be 106 shes not even a year old

so mongrel dog free to a home for a week if anyone wants him  :P
Posted by: NeilT, April 28, 2008, 9:42pm; Reply: 2412
Got enough on here with our new pootch...  :)
Posted by: MJB, April 28, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 2413
Quoted from NeilT
Got enough on here with our new pootch...  :)



pootch?????????????????????????????????????? (Yikes)(Yikes)(Yikes)

(rofl)(rofl)(rofl)
Posted by: omj, April 29, 2008, 1:30pm; Reply: 2414
Hi folks - not been here for a while, so sorry if I've missed any important news. Been playing with my new laptop recently, but still on dialup, so can't do everything I''d like yet. Also I keep getting distracted with pruning my newsletters etc. in one of my old email addresses which I'm hoping to kill off.

But I could be doing that forever, and I need to speak to my pals.  :kiss

Recent DIY history:-

010.
Neighbour points out that soil pipe needs its bracket reattacting.
020.
Ring man who replaced pipe in the first place.
030.
He says he'll come tomorrow.
040.
GO TO 020.

Something wrong with the above program?

Grrr!

Had a disappointing week. I'll fill in on the appropriate threads.
Posted by: NeilT, April 29, 2008, 9:52pm; Reply: 2415
WB omj...
Posted by: sue, May 1, 2008, 8:40am; Reply: 2416
hello omj

workmen here. oh god, how do I explain one of the door money is now clothes  :)

they dug the foundation yesterday, cement in it,
now clartin on with bricks,
hope they slow down....
:-/ :-/ :-/
Posted by: NeilT, May 2, 2008, 9:09pm; Reply: 2417
sell, your cloths  :)
Posted by: sue, May 2, 2008, 9:18pm; Reply: 2418
bricks r up now,
bloke measured up for doors etc..  :-/ :-/

sell my clothes noooooooooooooooo  ??) ??) ??) ??) ??)


off to an erasure piss up tomoz night yeah!!
need me new gear for that  8)

just about to watch the peep show, trailers look funny 4 it
Posted by: NeilT, May 2, 2008, 9:30pm; Reply: 2419
Quoted Text
bricks r up now,
good job you said bricks, with a <b> and not a <p>  ;D
Posted by: sue, May 2, 2008, 9:33pm; Reply: 2420
lol @ neil  ;D

ch4!! now, 'peep show'  :)

hope its funny......................
:-/
Posted by: MJB, May 4, 2008, 8:35pm; Reply: 2421
Quoted from NeilT
good job you said bricks, with a <b> and not a <p>  ;D




:rofl  ;D ;D ;D :rofl
Posted by: sue, May 12, 2008, 8:39am; Reply: 2422
how was the campin trip neil..
Posted by: Sandra, May 12, 2008, 11:11pm; Reply: 2423
Quoted from TheAviator


thats late, before our pooch passed away I'd be up and out at 6.30am gettin back for breakfast at 7am


Never thought that would be me... hard to refuse when one's sleeve is being gently bitten if one has *forgotton* to walk the dog before setting off to work at an ungodly hour!! lol  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, May 12, 2008, 11:20pm; Reply: 2424
Hi Sue,
Camping was good, if a bit of a busman's holiday - leafletting on Saturday for a local by-election...  ;)

First time we took the dog away and he was good aprt from tyring to make friends with a field full of bullocks, twice! lol  ;D

...had to stay on his lead after that  :-/

Neil is currently snowed under with work that has been on the back burner since the local election campaign, plus some new stuff.  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, May 13, 2008, 12:12am; Reply: 2425
Great to be back out side  :)
Posted by: sue, May 14, 2008, 8:39pm; Reply: 2426
bet the dog enjoyed the campin,
wud love to take Tess on a hol, unfortunatley I already had florida booked before gettin her, so shes goin in the kennels, a posh one mind, 3 walks a day costing �440, maybe next year, we'll do a caravan hol, bring her along..
:)
im doin a 3.5 dog walk on june 15th,
number 3026  :) along the cliffs it is,
bit of a challenge for me, but prob be fun really
'butchers great north dog walk'  8)
Posted by: NeilT, May 14, 2008, 10:57pm; Reply: 2427
Quoted Text
'butchers great north dog walk'
Do you eat the dog at the end of the walk  ;)

Sky was good camping, in fact he was very good.. slept better than us  :)
Posted by: sue, May 16, 2008, 8:47am; Reply: 2428
neil, you do indeed seem like a respectable (business) politician person now,  :P
been havin a ponder thru some of the threads,

anyway on topic... wot was that btw
:-/
Posted by: NeilT, May 17, 2008, 8:46pm; Reply: 2429
what was what ?
Posted by: sue, May 19, 2008, 6:39am; Reply: 2430
who knows,

beutiful day today, yeeeeah..

porch is comin along canny, only back and front door to go on now..
plasterin inside still to do, but the basic shell is up

Posted by: MJB, May 19, 2008, 6:26pm; Reply: 2431
You'll have to post some photos Sue  :)
Posted by: NeilT, May 19, 2008, 9:44pm; Reply: 2432
At Last, we have had our mortgage money come through, so will be able to start to get some work done.. Still a massive nightmare ahead over a tax bill though  :-/
Posted by: MJB, May 20, 2008, 5:31pm; Reply: 2433
This government'll keep taking Neil, grab, grab, grab, grab.... and a few hundred more stealth taxes while they're about it (smarty)(smarty)(smarty)(smarty)(smarty)
Posted by: sue, May 21, 2008, 8:07pm; Reply: 2434
yeah I'll post a pic up Maxine of me house and porch,
just let me get a posh hanging basket up first  ;)
plasterer came today, think its just a clean up now.
Not sure how long it is till I can paint in there..

Tomoz the kitchen starts oh god! not even emptied yet, its goin to be chaos.

just hopin by the summer its all done in here,
not decoratin stairs just paintin.

Loft is still gettin done!!!!!!!!!!! other half up there now, makin a noise, sandin the wall I think,
he plastered it so he's tryin to smooth it out.  :-/
then get it painted, newcastle united boarder up there, bit carpet and window ladders, finally, hopefully, fingers crossed get Andrew up there, before he leaves home  ;D ;D
Posted by: sue, May 21, 2008, 8:09pm; Reply: 2435
Quoted from NeilT
At Last, we have had our mortgage money come through, so will be able to start to get some work done.. Still a massive nightmare ahead over a tax bill though  :-/


brilliant... I could do with some hol clothes Neil,
sayin as you're the man with the cash
;D


Posted by: NeilT, May 21, 2008, 9:32pm; Reply: 2436
Quoted Text
brilliant... I could do with some hol clothes Neil
Add it to the wish list  ;) Fingers crossed a lot of work is going to happen here over summer...
Posted by: MJB, May 22, 2008, 6:13pm; Reply: 2437
Quoted from sue
yeah I'll post a pic up Maxine of me house and porch,
just let me get a posh hanging basket up first  ;)
plasterer came today, think its just a clean up now.
Not sure how long it is till I can paint in there..

Tomoz the kitchen starts oh god! not even emptied yet, its goin to be chaos.



I was looking at hanging baskets in Tesco today - talk about a rip off. They must think people are stupid. Who would really pay 25 for a hanging basket that looked half dead?  :P

Any ideas of any "big" chains who would sell hanging baskets? I'm looking for some palnts/flowers etc to brighten up this place til we go.

What's happening in your kitchen then?? (photos please!!!  :P :P)



Posted by: corky100, May 22, 2008, 9:17pm; Reply: 2438
you could buy a kit and assemble your own, I'm sure that would be cheaper.  8)
Posted by: Sandra, May 23, 2008, 10:02pm; Reply: 2439
Quoted from NeilT
At Last, we have had our mortgage money come through, so will be able to start to get some work done.. Still a massive nightmare ahead over a tax bill though  :-/


Well, we may yet get a lucky break, but even if we don't, we have a roof over our heads and enough work between us and a lovely family, not least each other.... things could be a lot worse and I, for one, am very happy.   :)

Posted by: NeilT, May 23, 2008, 10:27pm; Reply: 2440
Quoted Text
I was looking at hanging baskets in Tesco today
Try a garden centre  ;) or even a car boot...
Posted by: MJB, May 24, 2008, 9:46am; Reply: 2441
Our local garden centre is more expensive than Tesco was....

Hadn't thought of a car boot  - :thanx for the idea  :)
Posted by: sue, May 28, 2008, 8:33am; Reply: 2442
hellooooo not been on here in a few days!

was'nt it a lovely bank hol weekend :)

kitchen almost done here, I was sunbathin it in the garden, while my dad and other half were working away lol  ;D

still owe 100 for porch, bloody hell, paid the 400 wot I spent on clothes, turns out we were short 500  :B
geeze, we'll get there..

Tess started her silver dog lessons now, yeeeeah

take care everyone - me -
Posted by: NeilT, May 28, 2008, 8:32pm; Reply: 2443
Good times Sue....

We have also now started at last some work on the house, kitchen tiles half done, finished on Friday
Posted by: Sandra, May 29, 2008, 11:23pm; Reply: 2444
Hi Sue! I think our dog needs a bit more training - he broke his harness this week!! lol  ;D

Yours is a cutie. How old is she?

Glad the end is in sight with your building work. Here I am battling with end of year accounts so we know what our tax liablities are and what we can afford to get done...  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, May 29, 2008, 11:31pm; Reply: 2445
But I have done new fence panels in the back garden, including doing some for our elderly next door neighbor did 14 of them to-day, and all I can say is what a job!! But got it done....
Posted by: Sandra, May 30, 2008, 8:26am; Reply: 2446
... and very smart they look too.  :)
Posted by: sue, June 1, 2008, 8:49pm; Reply: 2447
floors gone down in the porch today, just bought this metal wall art thing off ebay for it, hope it looks okay  :-/

hee now you've started, you just will not know when to stop!!

next job for me personally, yup! me work..  :'( is strip the rest of the kitchen paper off,
the white bit is off just the backin stuff..

Tess is almost 11 month!! god luv her like zillions, 4eva buyin her pink sparkly collars, decent beds etc  ;D
its like havin a baby girl, but not a kid so its easier!!
was her 2nd silver lesson this morn, bloody hard like.

you had to get your dog to sit in the middle of the floor, with the other dogs, then walk around the hall thing,
think the trainer was havin a laff, like thats goin to happen!! poor Tess was chased around by this randy alasation

anyway........................ happy d i ying lol
:P

Posted by: Sandra, June 1, 2008, 10:10pm; Reply: 2448
At present, sit our Sky in a room full of dogs and he would spend the entire time trying to chase the other dogs and to lick them in places he shouldn't!! Oh, to be a dog...  :P ;D

Our kitchen is nearly tiled and our back garden is looking vastly improved thanks to a good tiler and Neil, respectively! lol  :)
Posted by: NeilT, June 2, 2008, 9:10pm; Reply: 2449
Yes Kitchen tiles now finished :) Garden panels done :) Will be ordering new windows/glass and the porch in the next couple of days also fingers crossed patio doors....
Posted by: sue, June 5, 2008, 8:48am; Reply: 2450
will all look great once done Neil and Sandra!

I got the paper off kitchen walls, bit of a standtill now till next payday!
Posted by: NeilT, June 5, 2008, 11:13pm; Reply: 2451
Enjoy the free time  :)

Got our kitchen extracter finished, well a hole on the wall got done to dump the kitchen fumes  ;D
Posted by: sue, June 8, 2008, 7:00pm; Reply: 2452
been glorious here today,
sunnin it all afternoon, just bliss
:)
Posted by: NeilT, June 8, 2008, 7:19pm; Reply: 2453
we are back from camping :) and when we got home, beers in the garden for me  8)
Posted by: corky100, June 8, 2008, 9:21pm; Reply: 2454
Been a great couple of days here on sunny Wirral :D
Posted by: nigel2568, June 9, 2008, 3:57am; Reply: 2455
Yes nice and sunny here. Cycled 14 miles on the Wirral Bikeathon, raising money for Leukaemia on Sunday. My eldest lad was on his bike and Oliver was being towed on his bike by me.
Posted by: sue, June 11, 2008, 5:51pm; Reply: 2456
14 miles are you crazy  :-/ ;)
great pic you posted there
Posted by: nigel2568, June 11, 2008, 7:28pm; Reply: 2457
Quoted from sue
14 miles are you crazy  :-/ ;)
great pic you posted there


That was only half the course. The route was done in a figure 8 and you copuld finish after ther first loop if you wanted. I had to finish on 14 miles because my gears decided to stop working properly, or I would have done the 28. My eldest lad wanted to.
Posted by: sue, June 11, 2008, 8:29pm; Reply: 2458
28 mile (hand)
you r crazy!!!!!
hee my bike is back in the shed gettin dusty  :-/


gosh this puts my 3.5 mile dog walk to shame ( this sunday)
:dog
Posted by: NeilT, June 11, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 2459
Well done Nigel... and good luck Sue...

On Sunday, fingers crossed I will be getting a leisure battery on my Bongo wired in  :)
Posted by: sue, June 13, 2008, 8:20am; Reply: 2460
is that, a vibrator for men Neil? :P
Posted by: NeilT, June 13, 2008, 8:14pm; Reply: 2461
You will be amazed with what I will be able to do with it.... and once sorted, will have some photos of me useing it  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, June 13, 2008, 9:53pm; Reply: 2462
Quoted from NeilT
On Sunday, fingers crossed I will be getting a leisure battery on my Bongo wired in  :)




... and I plan to just sit back and enjoy the results, lol!  :P ;D

...ps. never seen a 12V vibrator?!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 13, 2008, 10:38pm; Reply: 2463
Quoted Text
ps. never seen a 12V
Hope you will see a 12v something in action on Sunday  ;D
Posted by: sue, June 16, 2008, 1:58pm; Reply: 2464
well I hope all you dad's out there had a good fathers day,
was lovely yesterday could so get used to this nice weather
Posted by: NeilT, June 17, 2008, 12:04am; Reply: 2465
was sunny here, but still cold....

Oh and we have the longest day this weekend.... then the dark night will be upon us  :o
Posted by: sue, June 17, 2008, 8:29am; Reply: 2466
andrew is 15 today,
he got 6 of his huge friends comin round tonight
there was 7 but thankfully 1 dropped out,
girls got friends comin round n all.
its goin to be mad,
hope the house is ok, espesh the tv if they go on the wii
its already been smahed once by one of beths friends..
Posted by: NeilT, June 17, 2008, 8:20pm; Reply: 2467
hope it all went OK  :)
Posted by: sue, June 20, 2008, 5:20am; Reply: 2468
yup went by fine..

hope all is okay with everyone on here,
btw where is maxine?
just wondered
:-/
Posted by: Sandra, June 20, 2008, 3:19pm; Reply: 2469
All good at our end, but also missing Maxine here...  :-/
Posted by: NeilT, June 20, 2008, 9:35pm; Reply: 2470
Maybe she is building a house.. I am sure that she will be back soon..
Posted by: Karin, June 23, 2008, 5:35pm; Reply: 2471
I  hope that she will  :'(
I am missing her too !!!!!
Posted by: NeilT, June 23, 2008, 9:08pm; Reply: 2472
Anyone got a summer holiday booked yet?
Posted by: nigel2568, June 24, 2008, 7:25pm; Reply: 2473
Quoted from NeilT
Anyone got a summer holiday booked yet?


Just sold my old 6 berth frame tent on ebay for 50 and bought a new 4 berth for my son and I for 36.
We are going camping in Caernarfon at the end of july for a week. Our first holiday together and I really can't wait.
Real camping too, no luxuries like electric hook-up. I already have a busy week planned for us both, hope the weather is kind to us  :P

Now that we have a car and a tent, we can just "up and go" on any weekend we feel like it. Oh the freedom of it all gets me all excited like a young kid again. ;D
Posted by: NeilT, June 25, 2008, 9:22pm; Reply: 2474
Nigel, as you know we are campers  :) You aint a million miles away so maybe over summer we can have a meet up an camp. When we do not have the kids with us, its just Sandra me and the Bongo.. but when we do have the kids they now have a tent, and we have a utility tent. In fact fingers crossed we are doing a camp on Saturday night. Got a really nice site in Cheshire, only a fiver a night, and its at the back of a pub  :)
Posted by: sue, June 25, 2008, 9:52pm; Reply: 2475
florida!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
all packed and raring to go,
our 2nd time, cant wait
:)
Posted by: DreamRedux, June 25, 2008, 10:06pm; Reply: 2476
No big summer holiday plans for me :'(

. . . and I think I spotted Maxine over on the Offy . . .  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, June 27, 2008, 8:37pm; Reply: 2477
You camping in Florida Sue  ;)
Posted by: sue, June 29, 2008, 7:49pm; Reply: 2478
campin  ??)

as long as the tent is made from bricks,


  
Posted by: sue, June 29, 2008, 7:54pm; Reply: 2479
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Posted by: nigel2568, June 30, 2008, 6:24pm; Reply: 2480
Quoted from NeilT
Nigel, as you know we are campers  :) You aint a million miles away so maybe over summer we can have a meet up an camp. When we do not have the kids with us, its just Sandra me and the Bongo.. but when we do have the kids they now have a tent, and we have a utility tent. In fact fingers crossed we are doing a camp on Saturday night. Got a really nice site in Cheshire, only a fiver a night, and its at the back of a pub  :)


I would love to meet up somewhere, sometime. I now have just about everything i need to just "up and go" when a nice weekenfd is forecast.  :)
Posted by: NeilT, June 30, 2008, 7:56pm; Reply: 2481
Me and Sandra did a camp this weekend  :) just the two of us.. nice chilled out time.. Its going to be 3 weekends before our next one, but will post up details...
Posted by: DreamRedux, June 30, 2008, 8:25pm; Reply: 2482
Snuggle time for Neil and Sandra.   :)    (smitten)
Posted by: NeilT, July 3, 2008, 12:03am; Reply: 2483
Bless  :) More of a time for a camp fire for me...
Posted by: sue, July 3, 2008, 8:45am; Reply: 2484
2 weeks today shall be waitin to get on the plane!
it flies at 10.25

no stories please about terrorists are plane crashes
:-/
Posted by: sue, July 3, 2008, 8:46am; Reply: 2485
Quoted from DreamRedux
Snuggle time for Neil and Sandra.   :)    (smitten)



well thats one way to keep warm, out there in the open with the spiders n creepies ;)
Posted by: NeilT, July 3, 2008, 9:54pm; Reply: 2486
Quoted Text
no stories please about terrorists are plane crashes
Sue, watch out for terror acts.. oh and planes crash.... often...  ;D
Posted by: MJB, July 4, 2008, 8:12am; Reply: 2487
Sue, Sandra and Karin.... thanks for caring (luvya).

It's nice to see that I've been missed! :kiss
Posted by: Sandra, July 4, 2008, 10:33am; Reply: 2488
Quoted from nigel2568


I would love to meet up somewhere, sometime. I now have just about everything i need to just "up and go" when a nice weekenfd is forecast.  :)



Just spotted this Nigel! That would be great. Maybe a bit of company for our Lee, too, who often feels a bit left out by the girls...  :-/

As Neil says, it will not be for at least three weeks. I'm sure we can plan something soon  :)
Posted by: sue, July 4, 2008, 11:19am; Reply: 2489
just hiked to sandhaven beach, see beth at the sandcastle competion, its goin to be in the local paper.. Anyway got bored as nowt was happenin, back now.. poor Tess in a coma, she does not do too much exercise..  :)

So where you been Maxine?

you aint missed much, just Neil gettin excited over his van  :-/
Posted by: MJB, July 4, 2008, 2:04pm; Reply: 2490
I've been undercover!!!! (hidebehindsofa)


Neil and Sandra love their Bongo, have done for ages.... especially now it's getting customised by Neil!!!  ;) ;)

Posted by: NeilT, July 7, 2008, 10:07pm; Reply: 2491
whats wrong with my van  ;D
Posted by: DreamRedux, July 7, 2008, 10:25pm; Reply: 2492
Quoted from sue
you aint missed much, just Neil gettin excited over his van  :-/

Oh you know how men love their cars:  Porsches, Testarossas, Mustangs, and . . .   Bongos.   ;D
Posted by: NeilT, July 9, 2008, 8:57pm; Reply: 2493
Quoted Text
Porsches, Testarossas, Mustangs
are just not in the league of Bongos  :)
Posted by: MJB, July 10, 2008, 7:04am; Reply: 2494
(rofl)(rofl) Neil, you make me (mecry)
Posted by: NeilT, August 3, 2008, 10:07am; Reply: 2495
We did a wedding on Friday at a nice hotel in Buxton, I was the photographer, so most of the day was spent doing photography (with a few beers) But Sandra and me also did the night time party, and had such a great time. But I am getting old as it took me 24 hours to recover
Posted by: sue, August 4, 2008, 2:06pm; Reply: 2496
strange thing this gettin older lark :-/
Posted by: NeilT, August 4, 2008, 7:56pm; Reply: 2497
Quoted Text
strange thing this gettin older lark
Agree.. my head is telling me one thing but my body... another...
Posted by: NeilT, August 4, 2008, 7:59pm; Reply: 2498
We are going to be away every weekend this month, for long weekends  :) Just booked us into a place on the Yorkshire coast, away Friday back Monday...  :)
Posted by: MJB, August 4, 2008, 8:00pm; Reply: 2499
I haven't quite got there yet, but Craig has, maybe it kicks in at 45??? (wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)(wink_2)
Posted by: NeilT, August 4, 2008, 10:01pm; Reply: 2500
Quoted Text
maybe it kicks in at 45???
But I am only 23  ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 5, 2008, 8:05am; Reply: 2501
Quoted from NeilT
But I am only 23  ;D


And I'm only 16 !!!  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 5, 2008, 11:52pm; Reply: 2502
Crikes... just seen the camp site we are on this weekend, its on  a cliff... but blimy the cliff is about a mile high  :-/
Posted by: MJB, August 6, 2008, 8:50am; Reply: 2503
That should make things, ahem, interesting!  :P
Posted by: DreamRedux, August 6, 2008, 10:03pm; Reply: 2504
Quoted from NeilT
We did a wedding on Friday at a nice hotel in Buxton, I was the photographer, so most of the day was spent doing photography (with a few beers) But Sandra and me also did the night time party, and had such a great time. But I am getting old as it took me 24 hours to recover

Just don't mix up the pics when you send them out . . .   ;D

Quoted from NeilT
But I am only 23  ;D


How many times over?   ;D
Posted by: NeilT, August 6, 2008, 10:54pm; Reply: 2505
Quoted Text
How many times over?
23  ;) did I ever mention the number 23 before  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, August 11, 2008, 8:51pm; Reply: 2506
Great time camping  :) Saturday was wet, but luck with the rest of the time.. Roll on Thursday when we do it all again, different place though  :)
Posted by: MJB, August 11, 2008, 9:33pm; Reply: 2507
how was the cliff Neil?  8)
Posted by: NeilT, August 11, 2008, 10:33pm; Reply: 2508
The cliff was high...  :) But first time for me on the Yorkshire east coast, we got lucky with the weather, and kids had a brill time, a highlight was last night winning the grand draw, and we only bought a 1.00 ticket  ;D
Posted by: MJB, August 12, 2008, 10:23am; Reply: 2509
And the prize for this Grand Draw was..................????? (Idea)
Posted by: NeilT, August 13, 2008, 7:39pm; Reply: 2510
Quoted Text
And the prize for this Grand Draw was
A rather large goodie bag for the kids full of Haven merchandise..

Right, we are away again in the morning for another Bongo camp  :) hope you all have a nice weekend....
Posted by: MJB, August 14, 2008, 11:11am; Reply: 2511
(104)) Nice one!!!

Enjoy this weekend all of you!  :)
Posted by: NeilT, August 18, 2008, 6:09pm; Reply: 2512
That was, lets say an intresting weekend  :) will write more in the Bongo thread later..
Posted by: sue, September 8, 2008, 9:07am; Reply: 2513
well kids back at school!!


BUT Andrew and Laura sent home today! 48 hours!!!!40 odd teachers down with food poisoning,
due to a training day last monday

hee, the kids started clappin in asembly lol!

My 2 or over the moon here...

poor teachers though, blimey...
Posted by: MJB, September 8, 2008, 10:42am; Reply: 2514
Bloody hell!!! (scared)(scared)
Posted by: sue, September 8, 2008, 5:04pm; Reply: 2515
School's entire staff go on the sick


Closed ... Harton Technology College.

Previous PreviousNext Next View GalleryADVERTISEMENTTHE borough's biggest school was forced to close today after a bug kept more than 45 teachers off sick.

Staff at Harton Technology College are thought to be suffering from symptoms similar to food poisoning, which bosses believe was contracted at a school training day last Monday.

It is hoped the school will reopen on Wednesday.

Headteacher Ken Gibson said: "Staff have been given advice that they should be symptom-ree for 48 hours and we are sticking to that although some, including myself, are not displaying them any longer.

"We are hoping to be open on Wednesday at the earliest but we will be updating our website and staying in touch with the Gazette to keep parents informed."

In a letter to parents, posted on the school's website, Mr Gibson said: "As a result of extensive absence among the staff I have been left with no option but to close the school for two days.

"The absence appears to be due to suspected food poisoning contracted on our training day last Monday.

"We believe that there is very little likelihood of children being medically affected."

The letter goes on to say that should youngsters fall ill, parents should take them to their GP.

A source at the school today said: "On Friday a meeting was held because teachers had come down sick.

"They're not sure what the bug actually is but they all seem to have sickness and diarrhoea.

"They were told that if they were still showing symptoms on the Sunday then they would have to call in sick because it appears to be taking a good 48 hours to get though the system.

"I don't think many of the children have caught it though, it just seems to be the teachers."

A mum, who has an 11-year-old at the school in Lisle Road, added: "I was quite shocked when my son rang me up at work saying he's been sent home.

"He only started the school last week."
Posted by: sue, September 8, 2008, 5:05pm; Reply: 2516
that never happened when I was a kid!!! just the heatin goin off now and again!
Posted by: corky100, September 8, 2008, 6:34pm; Reply: 2517
You obviously never found their water tank then....... ;)
Posted by: NeilT, September 8, 2008, 9:40pm; Reply: 2518
They should all come to one of my BBQ's  ;)
Posted by: MJB, September 8, 2008, 10:07pm; Reply: 2519
Quoted from sue
that never happened when I was a kid!!! just the heatin goin off now and again!


Our teachers were all quite butch..... ladies included, so it was soft to go sick!!!!  ;D

Posted by: Sandra, September 12, 2008, 12:46pm; Reply: 2520
I was really poorly last week. Will spare you the details but suffice to say I lost half a stone - never good as I am officially underweight anyway...  :-/

Eating like a horse this week up playing catch up!  ;D

Our kids are all in and seem happy to be back  :)
Posted by: MJB, September 12, 2008, 1:29pm; Reply: 2521
Glad yr better now Sandra....... I can honestly say that I have never ever been underweight  :-/  :-/  :-/

If I eat like a horse, I look like a pig.... well, I do most of the time anyway!!!  ;D ;D ;D

(pig_icon2)(Pig_Icon)(Pig_Icon)(Dance_Pig)(Dance_Pig)(Dance_Pig)(Dance_Pig)(Pig_Icon)(Pig_Icon)(pig_icon2)
Posted by: NeilT, September 12, 2008, 9:46pm; Reply: 2522
and I am as skinny as a rake, no matter what  :)

Its the Timperley Country Fair tomorrow and Sandra and I am both judges.. and I am doing the prize presentation  :X
Posted by: Sandra, September 12, 2008, 11:11pm; Reply: 2523
And I get to judge the biscuits (about the only perk for being a councillor's wife)  :)

Maxine I am sure you don't look like a pig at all. I'm sure you look lovely.  :)
Posted by: corky100, September 13, 2008, 1:08am; Reply: 2524
saying nowt....... :X
Posted by: MJB, September 14, 2008, 10:04am; Reply: 2525
Quoted from Sandra
Maxine I am sure you don't look like a pig at all. I'm sure you look lovely.  :)


You've seen photos!!!!  :P





Corky...... (Rasberry) (43))

Posted by: NeilT, September 21, 2008, 6:35pm; Reply: 2526
Hey, looks like summer is here  :)
Posted by: MJB, September 22, 2008, 5:26pm; Reply: 2527
Today is actually the first day of autumn.....
Posted by: NeilT, September 22, 2008, 9:24pm; Reply: 2528
Quoted Text
Today is actually the first day of autumn
Brrr

With a few people doing new jobs, to-day I have also done my first bit of work for a IT company working on site, with some upgrades and migrations... Wish I knew what I was doing  :)
Posted by: MJB, September 23, 2008, 5:48pm; Reply: 2529
Quoted from NeilT
Brrr


It's very autumnal here today  :( :-/ :-/ :(



Quoted from NeilT
With a few people doing new jobs, to-day I have also done my first bit of work for a IT company working on site, with some upgrades and migrations... Wish I knew what I was doing  :)



Yeah, yeah, yeah Mr T. I think we know you better than that!!!  ;) ;) ;) ;)



Posted by: corky100, September 23, 2008, 7:55pm; Reply: 2530
Quoted from NeilT

... Wish I knew what I was doing  :)



Don't we all.... ;D
Posted by: NeilT, September 23, 2008, 10:13pm; Reply: 2531
Quoted Text
I think we know you better than that!!!
Its true, the contract I have is work into the great unknow for me, but quick to pick things up and all of that, and pleased to say that so far (touch wood) no problems... And they are going to get me some business cards done, so it all must be OK...

Strange to be left with a company that has problems, and then to fix things for them, and also then to get paid
Posted by: NeilT, September 23, 2008, 10:14pm; Reply: 2532
Quoted Text
Don't we all....
Corky, I think that both of us are very similar with this  8)
Posted by: MJB, September 25, 2008, 5:28pm; Reply: 2533
Quoted from NeilT
Its true, the contract I have is work into the great unknow for me, but quick to pick things up and all of that, and pleased to say that so far (touch wood) no problems... And they are going to get me some business cards done, so it all must be OK...

Strange to be left with a company that has problems, and then to fix things for them, and also then to get paid


Well all I can say to that is..... (104)) Well Done You!!!! (43)) (43)) (43))

Posted by: NeilT, September 26, 2008, 10:09pm; Reply: 2534
now need to sort out child care  :-/ as I do not know when or when not I will get work.. To-day I got a call out, thought I would be finished by 1.00pm but was still in the office till gone 4.00. But thats the nature of what I will be doing...
Posted by: MJB, September 28, 2008, 10:48am; Reply: 2535
Do you have these "After School Clubs" that I hear so much about round here????
Posted by: NeilT, September 28, 2008, 9:44pm; Reply: 2536
Yes we do have one, and may need to use it in the future...
Posted by: MJB, September 29, 2008, 6:09pm; Reply: 2537
I understand from friends and family that they are usually pretty good.....
Posted by: NeilT, September 30, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 2538
Off topic a little, but be pre warned that after this weekend, I may, and I say <may> do an announcment that is going to come as a suprise, somthing I have been considering doing for over a year, and for many will be bad news, but on a heads up note, it could in the long term, end up being OK. I will make my mind up this weekend.
Posted by: corky100, September 30, 2008, 11:18pm; Reply: 2539
Don't tell me....Trekking the Himalayas in a bath full of beans...... ;D
Posted by: sue, October 1, 2008, 8:03am; Reply: 2540
buying a brewery? ;D
Posted by: NeilT, October 1, 2008, 9:03pm; Reply: 2541
It will reflect on thoughts -> http://www.theblacksea.co.uk/forum/Blah.pl?m-1201404024/s-0/

And this maybe the beginning of the end for "Motion and Heart"  :o
Posted by: Sandra, October 2, 2008, 9:53am; Reply: 2542
there is a time and a place for everything, eh?  ;)
Posted by: MJB, October 2, 2008, 8:14pm; Reply: 2543
Quoted from NeilT

And this maybe the beginning of the end for "Motion and Heart"  :o




(Errrrg) Well being one of the longest running active members around here, I can only say I hope not....but, from what you have told me over the years, I guess that I will understand. It will be a very, very sad time if it is though, as this is the ONLY site I have joined and stuck with since I "discovered" the internet... (Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)(Cry-Smile)
Posted by: NeilT, October 2, 2008, 9:21pm; Reply: 2544
If, and its all an if at this stage, I do put a few things on the back burner, I am still going to keep this forum going  :) Its my main sites, that are being negleted, and I may see if there is anyone that has time, and wants to keep the web site updated etc.. So nothing is going to close or anything.
Posted by: MJB, October 3, 2008, 5:20pm; Reply: 2545
(15))

:hobbyhorse Thank god for that!!!! :hobbyhorse

(103))(40))(42))(104))(104))(42))(40))(102))
Posted by: Sandra, October 15, 2008, 12:51pm; Reply: 2546
Maxine, I'm not techie, but I belive it's the file conversions and uploading of stuff that eats large amounts of time. Anyone out there want to volunteer??  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, October 16, 2008, 9:59pm; Reply: 2547
I think Autumn is here  :-/
Posted by: Sandra, October 16, 2008, 10:55pm; Reply: 2548
The leaves are crunchy on the ground  :)
Posted by: MJB, October 19, 2008, 10:29am; Reply: 2549
Roll on Spring!!!  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, October 19, 2008, 1:44pm; Reply: 2550
I do like this this time of year  :)
Posted by: MJB, October 19, 2008, 2:58pm; Reply: 2551
I don't. I hate it, the dark nights coming, cold weather coming, winter setting in, christmas coming.... nowt but misery for months  :B :'( :-/ :B :'( :-/
Posted by: NeilT, October 19, 2008, 7:50pm; Reply: 2552
Quoted Text
Roll on Spring!!!
Agree  :)
Posted by: corky100, October 19, 2008, 8:36pm; Reply: 2553
Quoted from MJB
Roll on Spring!!!  ;D


Have you ever actually tried doing that?

Its very painful, let me tell you.... ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 20, 2008, 5:54pm; Reply: 2554
Quoted from corky100


Have you ever actually tried doing that?

Its very painful, let me tell you.... ;D



Now that depends on how much you've practised and how expert you've become at the art....  ;)
Posted by: corky100, October 20, 2008, 7:50pm; Reply: 2555
Boiing!! ;D

Just a little good news for one of Maxines local Oxford Racers.........should cheers you up!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7680582.stm
Posted by: MJB, October 20, 2008, 8:25pm; Reply: 2556
Was the motorbike made by Audi then? (whistle)  ;D
Posted by: corky100, October 20, 2008, 8:37pm; Reply: 2557
Nope. But may be one of those Boy racers you were on about a couple of weeks back, as he's in your neck of the woods....;D
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2008, 5:18pm; Reply: 2558
Oxford is a fair old way from here Corky - at least two hours!!!  

We live in Cambridgeshire, not Oxfordshire!  :D
Posted by: corky100, October 21, 2008, 7:41pm; Reply: 2559
When did you MOVE ......?


;D ;D ;D
Posted by: MJB, October 21, 2008, 8:09pm; Reply: 2560
I haven't!!!!  ;D

Will be moving to the new build sometime this century...... (I hope!!! :naughty :naughty)
Posted by: corky100, October 22, 2008, 12:04am; Reply: 2561
Still waitin on the housewarming Barbie..... :P
Posted by: NeilT, October 22, 2008, 7:15pm; Reply: 2562
This reminds me of an incident that took place round here.... and I ended up on the news  :-/

http://www.traffordlibdems.org.uk/site/articles.php?lng=en&pg=349
Posted by: MJB, October 23, 2008, 8:02pm; Reply: 2563
Quoted from corky100
Still waitin on the housewarming Barbie..... :P


So am I!!!!  ;D
Posted by: Sandra, December 14, 2008, 10:24pm; Reply: 2564
Surely something must have happened since Oct??!  :P

Went Xmas shopping today to get a present for my neice who is 7. Found a space hopper after much searching. Only one problem - got it home and read on the box it is 80cm tall, i.e. up to my niece's chest....  :-/

They are visiting Saturday so I have to have it sorted by then.... :xmas7(2))
Posted by: MJB, December 16, 2008, 7:59pm; Reply: 2565
Yeh, somethings happened since August, I got a great new job, but lots of sh1t happened too....  :(
Posted by: MJB, December 16, 2008, 8:00pm; Reply: 2566
Quoted from Sandra

Went Xmas shopping today to get a present for my neice who is 7. Found a space hopper after much searching. Only one problem - got it home and read on the box it is 80cm tall, i.e. up to my niece's chest....  :-/

They are visiting Saturday so I have to have it sorted by then.... :xmas7(2))


Father Christmas'll Fix It!! (62))
Posted by: Sandra, December 17, 2008, 1:53pm; Reply: 2567
Quoted from MJB
Yeh, somethings happened since August, I got a great new job, but lots of sh1t happened too....  :(



I know, Maxine and am sorry.  :K)

Really hoping that things pick up in '09 - though at least the job side is sorted.  :)

What about everyone else though?  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, December 17, 2008, 9:41pm; Reply: 2568
Crikes.... one week tonight and its Christmas eve!!!!
Posted by: MJB, December 18, 2008, 7:16pm; Reply: 2569
A week from now it'll all be over.....  :P :P :P :P
Posted by: NeilT, December 19, 2008, 7:35pm; Reply: 2570
And we will be getting ready for New Years eve.... Oh, we are doing ours in the Bongo
Posted by: nigel2568, December 21, 2008, 1:55pm; Reply: 2571
Just for a change, I am actually looking forward to Christmas this year. I cannot remember the last time I felt that way. :)

We are having Christmas dinner and a few drinks at my sisters this year. Then at my parents for a buffet tea on Boxing day. So a big family get-together this year.

As for New Years Eve......I have no plans, will wait and see what happens.
Posted by: Sandra, December 23, 2008, 12:18pm; Reply: 2572
Good for you , Nigel.  :)
Posted by: MJB, December 23, 2008, 6:21pm; Reply: 2573
:xmas8 to one and all ......... :cheer

..... let's hope next year is a huge improvement on this one! :xmas4  :xmas9  :xmas9  :xmas9  :xmas9   :xmas4
Posted by: NeilT, December 23, 2008, 8:54pm; Reply: 2574
I am looking forward to playing with the kids main present on Christmas day.... and also to see what Sandra says when she see's what the kids have got her  :)
Posted by: Sandra, December 23, 2008, 10:19pm; Reply: 2575
Intrigued but not long to wait now.  :)

Also a priceless present for Neil that the kids want to be with us Christmas Eve.  8)
Posted by: TheAviator, December 24, 2008, 10:35am; Reply: 2576
After work going to farm butchers for turkey about 2pm then all is done.  
Looking forward to spending time with family and hopefully some relaxation.
hope you all have a great time.
Posted by: MJB, January 11, 2009, 11:44am; Reply: 2577
I'm delighted that Christmas and New Year are over and that life is back to some kind of normality.... things are still pretty grim for me right now, but I'm working hard to make things work our way instead of not... it sucks when things go tits up and it's nowt to do with you or your partner.... (No-No-No)
Posted by: corky100, January 12, 2009, 1:03am; Reply: 2578
Good luck Maxine, it can only stay bad for so long. it has to start looking up again soon :D
Posted by: MJB, January 12, 2009, 6:05pm; Reply: 2579
:hug Cheers Corky. I'm sure that you are right  :)
Posted by: NeilT, January 12, 2009, 9:06pm; Reply: 2580
It will all be OK Maxine.... and spring is around the corner
Posted by: MJB, January 13, 2009, 6:43pm; Reply: 2581
:) Thanks Neil.... I am looking forward to spring, that's always a bit of a bonus when that arrives  :)
Posted by: corky100, January 13, 2009, 8:13pm; Reply: 2582
Talking of bonuses, I just got enrolled to run a 10 week digital photography/image manipulation course at a local school. Great experience.

Bang goes the spare time then.....
Posted by: MJB, January 13, 2009, 8:51pm; Reply: 2583
Good Luck with that Corky (104))
Posted by: NeilT, January 14, 2009, 12:11am; Reply: 2584
Corky... you can come over and teach me...
Posted by: corky100, January 14, 2009, 10:51pm; Reply: 2585
Old dog and new tricks Neil? :D

Still, despite bing late (?) it went quite well and looking forward to next weeks session.
Posted by: NeilT, January 15, 2009, 10:27pm; Reply: 2586
Good stuff Corky... a lot to learn...
Posted by: MJB, April 9, 2009, 7:24am; Reply: 2587
How's it going Corky???

Your course must either be over, or at least nearly!




On another subject, as well as it being our Wedding Anniversary today - Chas 'n' Camz get to 4 years too - fancy them picking our wedding date - very thoughless!  :P :P :P Mind you, at least it stopped the press camping on my doorstep!!  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: TheAviator, April 9, 2009, 12:26pm; Reply: 2588
happy Anniversary to you both   (beer))
Posted by: corky100, April 9, 2009, 8:05pm; Reply: 2589
Course finished last week, and apparently went well. Considering we had less than a days notice to create it. :D We are being asked to run a second one anyway.

We have bigger things to worry about at the moment anyway - funding is gone and a few other issues that contributed to a fragile existence at the moment. We are working real hard to keep going, and are changing direction pretty quick. But things are looking up ths week as we are finally getting interested parties and partners to look at what we are doing.

And, Happy fourth anniversay! Always nice to see milestones! :D
Posted by: MJB, April 10, 2009, 8:06pm; Reply: 2590
Sounds like fairly good news Corky, I'll keep me fingers crossed for ya!!!! :)


And thanks for the wishes. Very kind of ya!! :kiss
Posted by: TheAviator, April 20, 2009, 2:39pm; Reply: 2591
Well, that was a nice weeks holiday. The garden is now all spick and span.  8)
Posted by: NeilT, April 20, 2009, 10:06pm; Reply: 2592
And lets hope that this nice weather here in the UK carries on.. we had a great camp at Easter  :)
Posted by: MJB, April 21, 2009, 4:49pm; Reply: 2593
I bet it :rain next week cos we have the week off!!! (rofl)
Posted by: nigel2568, April 21, 2009, 7:57pm; Reply: 2594
Quoted from NeilT
And lets hope that this nice weather here in the UK carries on.. we had a great camp at Easter  :)


That's good Neil.
Oliver had a couple of days at an adventure camp on the Wirral, then we had 3 days of sightseeing in Liverpool, Wirral and North Wales with a friend from abroad. Great weather for all of it.
Posted by: corky100, April 22, 2009, 7:58pm; Reply: 2595
Yes, seen the pics, looks like a good time was had by all!

BTW When are we doing this Frodsham Hill at dusk trip??  ;D
Posted by: NeilT, April 26, 2009, 8:00pm; Reply: 2596
Well a lovely weekend here, blue skys and pure sunshine.... What were we doing? sticking labels on leaflets for the Jun Euro Elections!!!! 15 hours of label stcking, must be mad  :) when the job is complete, some 38,000 will have been done....

Now that really is the way the mop flops
Posted by: MJB, April 27, 2009, 7:19am; Reply: 2597
4 June - big day eh Mr T?  Did you sit in your garden and put the labels on though, or did you stay indoors?

:goodluck with it anyway! (51))
Posted by: NeilT, May 1, 2009, 7:11pm; Reply: 2598
we sat in a hall, for all of the weekend... More getting done this weekend, but we are away  :) The big worry is the BNP !!!!
Posted by: MJB, May 3, 2009, 11:00am; Reply: 2599
The BNP? Wow, that's a surefire sign of the times.....
Posted by: NeilT, May 6, 2009, 8:18pm; Reply: 2600
Well, as people do not tend to vote at the European Elections, the BNP can pull out their supporters, and get one elected. This must be stopped.
Posted by: MJB, May 7, 2009, 5:58pm; Reply: 2601
Maybe more people will turn out this time as there are County as well as European Elections..... is that the same in your neck of the woods??

I shall be voting in both - as I have done since I was 18.
Posted by: NeilT, May 8, 2009, 8:36pm; Reply: 2602
we have no lcal elections this year, only the Euro... but we are already seeing the right wingers out and about  :-/
Posted by: MJB, May 10, 2009, 9:38am; Reply: 2603
But that'll always happen won't it? We've had enough leaflets through our door to have our 5 November bonfire with - but next year should be even more "fun" with the Gen Election round the corner!!!  ;)
Posted by: NeilT, May 14, 2009, 8:28pm; Reply: 2604
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But that'll always happen won't it?
In short no.. a Political game is being played by the mass media, to whom with regret the public listen to.
The media know that we have the Euro Elections, and by default the turnout is poor.. If say the BNP get a result, they will cream it.. All of the scandal stories (which need to be out) But there is little press about the honest hard working people in politics. I have an allowance but if you search me, you will find that I have from memory the 3rd lowest where I sit, and for the hours that are put in, puts me on a "low wage" That is not a complaint in any shape, but the press on show half a story.
Posted by: corky100, May 14, 2009, 11:33pm; Reply: 2605
Not claiming for the second Bongo then, Neil? :D
Posted by: NeilT, May 15, 2009, 9:15pm; Reply: 2606
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Not claiming for the second Bongo then
If I did, I could live in it  ;)
Posted by: corky100, May 15, 2009, 9:28pm; Reply: 2607
Nevermind. Theres always the swimming pool..... ;D
Posted by: MJB, May 17, 2009, 2:10pm; Reply: 2608
Quoted from NeilT
In short no.. a Political game is being played by the mass media, to whom with regret the public listen to.
The media know that we have the Euro Elections, and by default the turnout is poor.. If say the BNP get a result, they will cream it.. All of the scandal stories (which need to be out) But there is little press about the honest hard working people in politics. I have an allowance but if you search me, you will find that I have from memory the 3rd lowest where I sit, and for the hours that are put in, puts me on a "low wage" That is not a complaint in any shape, but the press on show half a story.



Sorry Neil, what I meant by my original comment was that in the run up to an election, there would always be people door knocking....
Posted by: NeilT, May 27, 2009, 8:34pm; Reply: 2609
So, what will the turnout be for the Euro Elections? 30% 40% my guess is just over 30%
Posted by: MJB, May 28, 2009, 5:13pm; Reply: 2610
There have already been a large number of postal votes cast, but I think you're right at 30, maybe 35% .....

I'll deffo be there voting, and my vote is going to be different for the first time in 23 years (scared)(Mnn-Cool)
Posted by: NeilT, May 31, 2009, 8:08pm; Reply: 2611
I am an agent next Sunday.....
Posted by: MJB, June 1, 2009, 5:09pm; Reply: 2612
Busy, busy times eh????  (wink_2)
Posted by: NeilT, June 2, 2009, 2:00pm; Reply: 2613
aint they always....
Posted by: MJB, June 2, 2009, 6:22pm; Reply: 2614
Very true, but at least the election is nearly here, and that's one less thing to worry about (hopefully!!!)
Posted by: NeilT, June 3, 2009, 8:07pm; Reply: 2615
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and that's one less thing to worry about
Unless and Autum GE is called  ??)
Posted by: MJB, June 4, 2009, 6:29pm; Reply: 2616
Quoted from NeilT
Unless and Autum GE is called  ??)


Yeah, we were talking about that at work today, and it'd be all hands to the pump then - and I can't wait!!!  ;)

Posted by: Sandra, June 9, 2009, 10:01am; Reply: 2617
I think the GE will be sooner rather than later, but I find it hypocritical for the Tories to call Labour for bringing in a new pm without an election, as that is what they did with John Major...

Interesting times at the moment.
Posted by: MJB, June 9, 2009, 6:48pm; Reply: 2618
I think we should have the GE in October, whatever the political beliefs, I reckon most people think it's time.
Posted by: Sandra, June 10, 2009, 10:38am; Reply: 2619
I agree  :)

I was speaking last night to someone who has never voted. Made me wonder just how many out there never vote but are upset by the thought of the hard earned taxes being frittered away... when many don't vote it seems to me it's easier for Parliament to get away with things they shouldn't.  :-/
Posted by: MJB, June 10, 2009, 6:09pm; Reply: 2620
I have voted in every single election that I have been able to.  I totally agree with what you're saying Sandra, and I think people who don't vote should get a boot up the backside!!  :P
Posted by: NeilT, June 11, 2009, 4:31pm; Reply: 2621
well, looks like its back on for a spring election  :-/
Posted by: MJB, June 12, 2009, 8:28pm; Reply: 2622
Quoted from NeilT
well, looks like its back on for a spring election  :-/



bugger, what have I missed (:Hammer))
Posted by: nigel2568, June