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Christmas all arranged (GB)

...at Gordon's house! smiley - laugh

All I've had to do this morning is get ready to be waited uponsmiley - sporksmiley - drool

My #1 daughter and her family are joining us for smiley - xmaspudlunchsmiley - cracker but they are spending some time this morning at the cemetery as Karl has lost his Nanna and mother this year smiley - sadface

I'm coming home tomorrow to shower and change for my sister's annual Boxing Day party, I'll be seeing daughter #2 and #1 son, along with his family there, I bet Jaxon has doubled in size (he is 1 in a fortnight!smiley - yikes) - I'll be driving, taking Andrew, Wenzel (Gordon's German student) and Gordon so he can relax and have a smiley - aleor several, Mauro has gone home to Italy to spend the festivities with his family.smiley - winekey

smiley - hugI hope wherever you are and whatever you're doing, you're spending the festive season with loved ones and having fun. smiley - crackerMy thoughts are with friends who aren't well and some are fighting cancer. smiley - cuddle

smiley - bubblyI wish you all a happysmiley - magic and prosperous smiley - goodluckNew Year, may 2012 be good to us allsmiley - dolphinsmiley - island

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Latest reply: Dec 25, 2011

December - all change! (GB)

My family allowance payments end on Monday, that's 33 years I've been claiming it. Later this month Andrew is moving out (his choice) and I will be living alone for the first time ever. Well, not quite, I will have Goldie smiley - cat with me. I'll be remodelling the rooms in the bungalow. Andrew got the largest bedroom when we moved here, I got #2 which has 3 exposed walls. Later I had patio doors put in my bedroom and they took the place of the window and radiator. I regularly wake up with a cold nosesmiley - brrsmiley - blue

As soon as he's gone, I'm gutting his room then decorating. Then moving my bedroom furniture in so I can have a toasty quiet bedroom!smiley - magic

In my old room I will decorate then put my dining table & chairs in there, so I can have a bit more space in my living room. I'd like a corner unit on the far back wall so I can finally dispose of my 18 year-old couch. Might replace the 36 year-old coffee table too. smiley - laugh

GB
smiley - galaxysmiley - divaenjoying looking forward to 2012smiley - dolphin

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Latest reply: Dec 1, 2011

Thick boned

I consider myself very lucky to have thick bones. In the first week of September I had an accident and badly bruised my leg. It is almost healed now, almost 3 months on, still pinky and lumpy, but I've been massaging it and it seems to be finally dispersing. People who have seen it in the duration have remarked that it's a miracle I didn't break my leg. I've never broken a bone (touch wood) and I know I'm only here today because I have a thick skull (stop giggling at the back). I was just telling Gordon this morning that when I was a child I used to jump from one to the other of the huge concrete-cubed "tank deterrents" on Cleethorpes beach, along with all the other kids. One day I missed the target and fell backwards - cracked my head - and opened my eyes feeling as light as a feather - I thought I had died and could fly. Only when a lady stranger appeared above me (I was laid on the sand) and asked me if I was alright did I realise I was still alive.

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Latest reply: Nov 20, 2011

Armistice Day 11.11.11

I think most people here know my thoughts, particularly as I'm the daughter of a Normandy Veteran. I couldn't be more proud of my father or others who stand up for what they believe. I too don't want any more wars smiley - peacedove but sometimes there's no choice (war on terror) and then there's peace to maintain smiley - peacesign

My mother is now 92 and she will be laying a poppy wreath on Sunday on behalf of the France and Germany Star, as she's done for the last 5 years, having taken the duty over from my father.

No-one in the UK is expected or forced to wear a poppy or participate in the 2 minutes' silence. That's called freedom of choice and I also would like my views respected. Thank you.

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Latest reply: Nov 11, 2011

Badmintonathon (World record smashed)

http://www.justgiving.com/teams/sfbc-badmintonathon

That's my son (Allan Ogle).smiley - loveblush

His team smashed the world record for playing Badminton non-stop and raised funds for the NSPCC. There are pictures and even a video of the last few moments on Facebook, can't post them here, sorry.

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Latest reply: Oct 24, 2011


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