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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2016, 10:32 
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We took the Brownies to the Panto at our local theatre yesterday and had a great time.


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PostPosted: 18 Dec 2016, 15:48 
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I've found all Patricia Wentworth's 'Miss Silver' novels on Faded Page.com.

I've read 'Latter End' and really enjoyed seeing that nasty woman hoist with her own petard.

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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 22 Dec 2016, 11:54 
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This is more of an :o (surprise) than a :D (happiness) but when I came downstairs at 7:03am this morning, there was already a note (dated today) through the door from the Royal Mail about three parcels left outside on the doorstep. I'm just rather glad that they didn't ring the doorbell!


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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 10:07 
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This is my last day in work until January 3rd.

5pm cannot come soon enough!!

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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 10:46 
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This is my last day in work until January 3rd.


You could ask if they would let you watch DVDs but Elle might appear and chuck you out the window.


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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 11:10 
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This is my last day in work until January 3rd.


You could ask if they would let you watch DVDs but Elle might appear and chuck you out the window.


:D :) :) :D


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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 11:30 
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The office printer, my annoyingly loud colleague and anyone connected with the HMRC "help"line may very well be defenestrated before the end of the day.

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Some things are just meant to be. Remember the saga of my daughter and her teaching placement problems/deferral of graduation earlier in the year after her diagnosis of epilepsy? She's been on placement instead this term at her own old primary school and has loved it, with loads of excellent support from the school. She should now qualify in February. The head teacher has just spoken to her today and has offered her a maternity cover post in the spring, with the strong possibility of a permanent post from the autumn.


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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 12:10 
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That is fantastic, Chattie. Huge congratulations to your daughter!.

Alison - after studying the 'defenestration of Prague' in 'A 'Level history I've always felt that windows may be under utilised! :wink:

Edited to fix autocorrect of Chattie's name.


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Great news Chattie (and love Jools' autocorrect of your name)


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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 12:40 
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JS wrote:
Great news Chattie (and love Jools' autocorrect of your name)

:lol: oops apologies I shall try to amend!


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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 20:30 
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Jools wrote:
That is fantastic, Chattie. Huge congratulations to your daughter!.

Alison - after studying the 'defenestration of Prague' in 'A 'Level history I've always felt that windows may be under utilised! :wink:

Edited to fix autocorrect of Chattie's name.

Excellent news Chattie, what a lovely extra Christmas present for your daughter.

Vyhod s oknem (chuck it out of the window) is still a fairly standard response in the present-day Czech Republic to anyone complaining of a non-functioning device.

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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Dec 2016, 23:28 
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Chattie, great news! After a ridiculous move and much carpet scrubbing, a dirty new room, and a broken radiator (we discovered it was broken when it started dripping), I am in the new room, have recovered my deposit, and have heat in the form of a brand new radiator. I just hope the carpet dries out soon and doesn't stain badly (although that's not my fault...) :)


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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 24 Dec 2016, 15:13 
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Think I may have cracked Christmas after more than half a century of days fraught with chaos: family coming to eat, not Christmas food, TODAY and presents TOMORROW!
SLOC and I will visit children tomorrow to give and receive!

So happy grandchildren at home with presents and us all having time to eat at our own time and pace.

Happy Christmas to all!


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A lovely peaceful day - son, d-in-l and grandchildren yesterday and son, d-in-l and grandchildren tomorrow, and today just daughter, music, tree, candles and the King William quiz.

And a Christmas bonus of the pre-ordered Jodie Taylor St Mary's short story which arrived on my Kindle this morning, which I had totally forgotten about!

Who could want more? :santa:

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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
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crikey, Cestina, that's a quiz and a half, there's Boxing Day sorted...


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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
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LucyP wrote:
crikey, Cestina, that's a quiz and a half, there's Boxing Day sorted...

Um - you may find it's rather more than Boxing Day :D

We try it every year, some more successful than others. Last year was super-difficult. I think there may have been complaints....

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Lovely, lovely presents - some hardback books to enjoy - not just the contents but the stiff new pages and bright illustrations and, also, home-made chutneys and jams. Thank you family!


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It's just so nice to have a few days of actually being able to breathe ... not panicking because you need to get to X and it closes at half 5 and the traffic will be bumper to bumper by the time you get out of work, or wondering how you're going to make an important phone call to somewhere that only opens office hours without a nosy colleague listening in, or frantically looking at your watch as you wait in a long queue full of other stressed-out people all also rushing round trying to get things done in their dinner hour!

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 Post subject: Re: The festive and otherwise happiness thread
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2016, 21:16 
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My Christmas period was spent at work. Christmas day was great fun. I did have my birthday off on the 23rd and that was lovely too. Today I met two of my friends for lunch. We had great fun!

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