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The grand opening of The Goose and Carrot

(214 Posts)
PolterGoose Argentina Fri 15-Mar-13 13:47:04

Instead of a Friday thread shall we enter the public bar of our new pub?

All the usual refreshments and bar snacks. All tastes catered for.

Galena Sun 17-Mar-13 09:21:05

He can look after, just chooses not to - and then claims that I'm much better with her than me which is why he leaves me to it...

He'll get a shock to the system next weekend... I'm away from before she wakes up on Saturday until after she's in bed on Sunday! grin

I'm stewarding at a community choir festival, and spending the night in a yurt!

MerryCouthyMows Sun 17-Mar-13 02:09:22

grin At "I don't do just for a change".

Sounds like my house...

ouryve Sat 16-Mar-13 20:33:46

It's the Chocolate Teapot, NinjaGoose

If I'm not here, I'm often to be found on Ravelry, somewhere blush

NoHaudinMaWheest Sat 16-Mar-13 20:01:48

Oh great to the fire engine Hazey.

Galena Now why should you be grumpy after all you were at a party, weren't you? grin. Dh does things like this 'oh ME look after them'.

Dh does usually do tea on Sat, nearly always pasta. This week he had bought a different kind.
Ds: Why is this pasta a different colour?
Dh: Because its a different kind.
Ds: Why did you get a different kind?
Dh: Just for a change.
Ds: I don't do 'just for a change.'

hazeyjane Sat 16-Mar-13 19:41:40

Highlight of the day was ds being able to sit in a real life fire engine, that was at a science fair we went to. I have never seen anyone quite so happy. smile

hazeyjane Sat 16-Mar-13 19:40:10

I will definitely be crocheting that carrot!

Absolutely knackered here, ds was up fo half the night, so I was up at about 3am this morning. I went back to bed for an hour this morning, but I think I am coming down with something, so feel rubbish.

Galena Sat 16-Mar-13 18:01:07

smile Bit miffed with DH though. Before we went to the party I told him he could take over with DD once we were home, so I got a chance to chill out. we got home at the time he expected us, and he was halfway through replacing the tap. So not only was I looking after her, I was also cooking her dinner... I don't think he understood why I was grumpy...

PolterGoose Argentina Sat 16-Mar-13 17:56:03

Well done Galena and dd thanks

I am sure you well deserve your wine

Galena Sat 16-Mar-13 17:53:22

Finished! grin So glad that's done... I've also survived a 4-year old's party this afternoon where there were a million children and one bouncy castle... DD coped really well until the last 10 minutes when she bounced head-first off the side of the bouncy castle onto a wooden floor, and also decided she couldn't cope with the number of children and the noise...

I now have wine

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Sat 16-Mar-13 15:17:42

ouryve, oooh I'm on ravelry too, finally got round to it a few months back, which group if you're up for a new member? I seem to lose a lot of time on ravelry grin I wondered why I got taken off the diclofenac, I have vague dx of disc and hip issues thanks to my useless gp!

ellenjane, me too grin

bochead, fab idea smile there's some good stitch by stitch guides on youtube if you ever fancy getting the wool out again

bochead Sat 16-Mar-13 15:04:59

DS's first ever imaginitive play was inspired by the sock monkey I made as a cheap stocking filler for Xmas 2012. He was 7. It sparked a bit of a playground craze. I think it's the very simple huge smile and button eyes of the features that he liked.

Worth considering for others grappling with social imagination as it's so rare to get any SN aides that don't cost a fortune? (I get the socks from Primark as they do a range of nice stripey ones with heels and toes). I was over the moon as I'd given up hope in this area at that point.

I like sewing/fabric painting but will leave the knitting and crochet at the door, having had several goes over the years.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sat 16-Mar-13 14:56:18

Oo, I've recently joined Ravelry and the Little Hugs group.

ouryve Sat 16-Mar-13 14:38:07

NinjaGoose I'm in a group on Ravelry where most of us have joint problems and rattle! It wasn't even an intentional grouping along those lines - most of us have had diagnoses since we got together.

ouryve Sat 16-Mar-13 14:35:57

With all the crocheters here, we can manufacture our own carrots grin
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/happy-carrot-amigurumi

Crochet is something else I can't do. It hurts my wrists far too much.

ouryve Sat 16-Mar-13 14:33:18

A lot of PCTs have withdrawn diclofenac due to potential cardiac side effects.

BeeMom Sat 16-Mar-13 14:24:27

I am sitting in Bee's room looking at a couple of knitting projects I asked DH to bring in - I think I'll get back to working on DS's scarf. I am about 1/4 of the way through his Doctor Who scarf (4th Doctor, season 15). At this rate, it'll be finished by his birthday - the middle of July. Now, whether it is his 15th or 16th birthday is where the question really lies grin

MerryCouthyMows Sat 16-Mar-13 10:51:41

I often wonder if it's the strain of being a carer that makes our bodies give up?

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Sat 16-Mar-13 10:10:30

I thought I'd seen a few mnsners over on arts an crafts grin

also a fair few of us on naproxen/cocodamol and others, not so great!

signandsmile Sat 16-Mar-13 07:59:03

didn't realise so many of us were crafty... I do a bit of everything in terms of cross stitch, knitting (basic), glass painting, candlemaking, and felting among other things... I realised in the Christmas Hols I couldn't remember the last time I did anything crafty sad so I started needle felting.

blush i too have a half finished jumper... now feel challenged to get the needles out again..

autumnsmum Sat 16-Mar-13 07:28:17

I adore crochet I'm totally unartistic so yarn crafts suit me sorry its Saturday but I guess good parties go on all night lousy week here . Being messed around by portage worker for dd and ds has missed two days of school due to problems.

BeeMom Sat 16-Mar-13 00:25:09

Know it is likely FAR too late to actually join something Friday-ish, but thought I would say "hi".

This week has been shit, next week will likely be too.

I'm in for cider. Lots and lots of cider.

coff33pot Fri 15-Mar-13 23:54:39

Interesting that it is used for epilepsy. My Dsis is on it for osteoarthritis and swears by it once it has kicked in.

MerryCouthyMows Fri 15-Mar-13 23:49:20

Ah - the gabapentin is being used as my anti epilepsy drug, not for the pain at all.

One GP pointed out to me that if I wasn't on 1500mg/day Gabapentin for the epilepsy, is probably be totally immobile ALL the time. So in a funny way, having epilepsy that's being treated with Gabapentin is actually helping my mobility...

coff33pot Fri 15-Mar-13 23:48:23

Yep I am not good at fairground rides unless its the dogems grin

Love going out in a boat though.

I was just standing there waiting to catch him polter I was holding his fleece to put on and it was a good two minutes before he stopped. I honestly felt sick for him haha!

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 15-Mar-13 23:32:22

Yeah, the gentlest fairground carousel makes me feel sick. DS2 can spin for England.

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