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Fab Feb 2009 - come rain, wind or shine, we're here for each other with copious amounts of wine

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New thread for us to quaff and chat away on... though as the sun is out today suspect I'll be pootling around here on my todd for a bit

<starts arranging the deckchairs in best position to catch the sun>

dinkystinky Fri 22-Jun-12 16:28:51

We've done NY (both before and with kids) and DH wanted to make the most of the air miles before they disappear... so Chicago it is. We'd be over there for 4 days.

Speech therapist said alot of Danny's errors are typical for a child his age but his Sl and SW (which he pronounces as F) need some work so that's what we're going to be focussing on.

Meet up sounds lovely. D goes to nursery in September too - 2 and a half hours every day during the week...

SilveryMoon Fri 22-Jun-12 19:35:39

dinky Good for you guys re booking a long weekend alone.
MrsY MOS I'd like to see everyone again, so would be up for a summer hols meet-up, money permitting.
Luke also starts nursery in Sept, mornings. I wouldn't be able to make a term-time meet-up because of work.

MrsY Fri 22-Jun-12 21:07:39

Mondays and Tuesdays are best for us, or Thursdays at a push. We're on hol till July 19th, so late July or August is best here.

Found you!

Dinky can we sue the imposters 2011 Febbers for breach of copy-right or something?

MrsY so pleased we have been able to make a contribution towards Benedict's bench. It's nice to see you here. I am in awe of the way you are coping (is that the right thing to say?) but I know how bereavement can come in waves when you are least expecting it and although you have amazing RL support we're all always here if you want to rant and wail.

I'd love a summer hols meet up too if we can agree a date. 6 weeks sounds like such a long time but I know we'll struggle to fit everything in (especially now we have to re-arrange a visit to MIL as DS1 has won a pair of tickets to see the weightlifting at the Olympics!) The announcement that London was hosting the Olympics was made 2 days after he was born and I remember at the time thinking it didn't seem possible that he'd be 7 then. I really hoped we'd be able to take him to watch something but unfortunately we didn't get tickets in the ballot so this is fab and he is so excited!

In fact that's our third win this week in the Mirth household. Our lucky streak started last weekend at a fete where we won the Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar competition and on Wednesday I found out we'd won a long weekend at one of the Featherdown Farm places in a Mumsnet competition. Although irritatingly, we have to take it by October and outside the school holidays.

swampster Fri 22-Jun-12 23:55:20

How about the River of Music for a meet-up?

MOSagain Sat 23-Jun-12 07:54:19

Tuesday and Thursdays are good for us. We are on holiday from 2nd - 17th August but can do pretty much any other time.
Will look at that link later swampy.

dinkystinky Sat 23-Jun-12 17:01:06

Wow that is quite some lucky streak THOM! Swampy - the river of music looks great! Am aoff work first week of August - going to the Lympets (tm Danny) for a couple of days but otherwise around.

MrsY Sat 23-Jun-12 17:37:39

Do we need to get tickets for the River of Music?

oooggs Sun 24-Jun-12 16:04:39

Luke was fine after his jabs thankfully.

MOS hope the pool party went well

Weather here is beautiful, doubt it will last hmm

swampster Sun 24-Jun-12 19:00:31

River of Music is 'free' but you have to book tickets through Ticketmaster and there is a £3 booking fee per ticket. We will be in Battersea Park on the Saturday. I would have rather gone to see Angelique Kidjo and Baaba Maal but the Africa Stage is too far east for me.

The Somerset House Europe Stage with Beverley Knight and Jools Holland sold out within minutes of being made available (small venue, big hype) and the stage with the Scissor Sisters was sold out long before I'd heard anything was going on.

dinkystinky Thu 28-Jun-12 12:12:03

Clearly everyone has been rushing out to book their Rivers of Music tickets Swampy (speaking of rivers - have you read Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch - may just appeal. Have just finished the third book of the series - v good) and deserting the thread

Lets see, what news from Dinky manor...Today is my 9th wedding anniversary - Danny celebrated it by getting up extra early and making me a sticklebrick flower on the play room floor hmm grin DS1 had another trial day at new school yesterday and I think he liked it - we're waiting to hear back from them. Mum and Dad are edging closer to exchange on a flat near us in London for their London pad (they're slowly coming round to the idea of moving down to London to be nearer me and my sister as its clear we're not going to move back up to Nottinghamshre in a hurry)... not much else though

SilveryMoon Mon 02-Jul-12 13:11:29

Happy belated anniversary dinky.

Nothing much going on with us, we also have an induction hour at nursery for Luke on 13th.
Been busy doing nothing as usual, you know how it is, life getting in the way!
Luke has parents evening next tuesday, so looking forward to that.

Hope everyone is well :-)

dinkystinky Mon 02-Jul-12 17:05:03

DS1 got offered a place at the new school! Now its just a case of figuring out if its the right move for him and if it is figuring out how we can get him to accept it (he's done two taster days there so hopefully he'll be ok with the move).

Danny did his trial morning at the nursery today - am going to call our nanny shortly to find out how it finished. I left half an hour in as he was mugging other children for their milk cartons blush

MOSagain Mon 02-Jul-12 18:37:11

hello all, just a flying visit. Am completely shattered after DD's school fair on Friday afternoon/evening. So much work involved and so many parents just can't be arsed to get involved which is so sad. It went really well and we are hoping to have raised over 5k, just waiting for final figures. Think I've run myself into the ground organising it though as am just exhausted now.

Any more suggestions ref summer (if you can call this poor excuse of weather we have summer) meet ups?

dinkystinky Wed 04-Jul-12 14:47:44

That's a phenomenal amount raised MOS - no wonder you're exhausted!

Where is everyone? Have you all been washed away?

Can't believe there's only a week left until the summer holidays! Not going to be much fun with the current weather.

swampster Thu 12-Jul-12 20:50:11

Don't know about anyone else but I am in bed eating Bitsa Wispa blush

I just had to Google Bitsa Wispa! Don't blame you! But can you not eat BW and Mumsnet at the same time or are you using your spare hand to fend off small boys who are trying to steal Bitsa Wispa?!

swampster Fri 13-Jul-12 10:11:40

Small boys were asleep in their own beds, DH was working downstairs and didn't know - I was hiding so I didn't have to share them with him. blush blush blush

I have been known to eat chocolate in our broom cupboard but bed much more comfy.

dinkystinky Mon 16-Jul-12 12:28:45

Lol at Swampy and her stealth chocolate munching

THOm - apparently some sun is going to appear at some point in the next couple of weeks.

Not much to report here - we've decided to leave DS1 at his current school for the timebeing as he was just so distraught at the idea of moving schools and would have been various large logistic issues to overcome if we moved him to the school he got an offer from. V worried it may be the wrong move but will see how it goes. Danny is starting at the nursery at that school in September so will be interesting to see how he gets on there.

MOSagain Wed 18-Jul-12 14:24:24

hello all, hope everyone doing ok.
dinky can I ask, why were you going to move DS1? I can imagine most children wouldn't want to move once they are settled, is he year 1 at the moment or reception? We had the offer of a place at a 'free school' a month or so ago which we'd applied for 18 months ago for last September but didn't get in then. They then found a place but we decided not to move DD as she is so happy and settled where she is. So is Danny going to the nursery at the school DS1 is at now or where offered? Such a difficult decision.

Life is shite here. Won't bore you all but things very very bad at home with (not so D) H. I'm suffering from a lot of stress/anxiety (lost 7lb in a week which I shouldn't really complain about). Have been having awful migraines whcih I thought down to stress so just went to see Dr.
A little bit worried as blood pressure very high (he did it twice just to double check) and although at first the GP seemed to acknowledge that it was migraines brought on by stress (had 5 in one week) he then started asking a lot more questions then said he wanted to go and talk to other doctors.

He then came back and said he didn't like the sound of it, the migraines didn't fit the 'normal' pattern in that they came on so suddenly with no warning (normally get funny lights/blurred vision etc) so he has made an urgent referral for me to have a CT scan. A bit panicked by this and him saying if I have one more, or am sick or feel confused I must go straight to A & E.

Anyway, thats my news, I've been told to try to keep calm and not get stressed. whats the chances of that when school breaks up on Friday?

Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely weather. Rumour has it there will be a change in the airstream soon and summer will officially arrive. Fingers crossed it happens by Friday as DD is having a pool party and has invited 28 little darlings!

dinkystinky Wed 18-Jul-12 14:42:14

Hi MOS - there were a few reasons we were thinking of moving DS but the main reason is that his teacher back in April called us in to say she was really worried about DS1's lack of concentration in class and his lack of confidence. One thing she said was that he definitely seemed to concentrate better in smaller classes so we were looking at a school with much smaller class sizes. However the entire school we were looking him to move to was smaller than DS1's year size - if it had been growing the school a year at a time (as we were originally told) we'd have been fine with it but they decided only to go up to year 3 and then mve them to a sister school and I thought two school moves in 2 years would be too traumatic for DS1 (who is a sociable easy going little boy who really loves his friends). Anyway we're keeping it under review to see if we still need to move him in future. And yes, Danny starts at nursery at his current school in the autumn term (quite when is anyone's guess!).

So sorry to hear about things being so bad at home and the stress/headaches sound awful! I thought you were undergoing counselling a while back - has that stopped now? I'm glad your GP is being proactive and keeping a close eye on things but cant be helping your stress levels any. Fingers crossed for sun at some point this summer!

SilveryMoon Sun 22-Jul-12 00:56:38

mos whrn's the ct? I'm sure you're fine but good that the gp is pudhing to make sure.

dinkystinky Sun 22-Jul-12 22:54:27

How was the river of music swampy? You lucked out on the weather! Just had lovely weekend in new forest with the boys - went there for an assessment fir ds1 but due to lovely weather got in some lovely forest walks and beach action too!

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