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Goose & Carrot. 9 May 2014. Stretch out on a lovely soft sofa and rest your weary feet.

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ouryve Fri 09-May-14 21:41:30

Hoist available, if, like me, you can't get up, again grin (I can never go sofa shopping on my own!)

Unusually busy week, here. DS1 had his first full day at his new school and loved it. So far, everything they've done has simply confirmed my belief that it's just the place for him. It feels like they already know him. Any quirk he has, they've BTDT.

After a busy day doing proper grown up stuff, today, I'm exhausted. There's wine in the fridge (again blush) and I'm damned well going to enjoy it. I've chosen a somewhat firmer chair for myself, mind.

ouryve Fri 09-May-14 21:45:03

Excuse the noise, btw. That's the dryer. It's actually drying stuff, but the fan the techie was given looked like it was dropped and it makes a horrible noise. He's bringing another one, on Tuesday. So glad it's not serviceforce, as that would be 10 days.

Hi grin

Baby not eating. Grrrrrrrrr

ouryve Fri 09-May-14 21:47:13

Tummy bug? sad

I don't think so. I think it is stubbornness. A bit like a hunger strike. He'll only take milk.

Bilberry Fri 09-May-14 21:53:48

Have actually managed to read the whole of the G&C thread grin.

ouryve so pleased you ds got on well at school - that must be such a relief!

star how old is baby! Could he just be doing that toddler thing of living on air for days then eating the house out?

homework Fri 09-May-14 22:21:40

My boiler making very weird noises , the temp thing on inside reading very high , turned it off , let it cool down . Now turned back on at low setting and already gone past 55 ? Degrees. Need it to get hot water for bath on Sunday , back in work and can't not have washed , my job people can be funny . Also this house is freezing as no other source of heating when it goes on the blink . Booked online with British gas home care Tuesday earliest they can do.
Just waiting to see what happens with it , they came out about ten days to two weeks ago now to replace the circuit board on the inside and service it.
Now have wet laundry over radiators that not going to dry very easy. But need uniforms washed and dried to iron Sunday night before I head to work. Hoping its dry day tomorrow to maybe get stuff out on the line.

zzzzz Fri 09-May-14 22:32:59

Teeth star. Just give him milk by the bucket load.

Yay for semi fixed dryer and boo for the boiler.

I am in my own particular hell. Dd managed to freeze her iPad and it won't power off so dh has decided we must run the battery till its flat, then recharge and start up again. It's three rooms away under a cushion playing Dolly Parton at full blast on repeat as that's all he can get Siri to start up.... Ahhhhhbhhhhhhh

ouryve Fri 09-May-14 23:00:07

Nightmare, homework winecake[heated clothes airer]

zzzzz I think that's something that could only happen in your house grin

zzzzz Fri 09-May-14 23:28:15

There are many things that only happen in my house grin

Ah well never a dull moment.

ouryve Fri 09-May-14 23:36:53

I have a pile of hot, dry laundry grin

I shall spend the weekend creating many more of them. Our bedroom smells of armpits with the laundry basket overflow.

hazeyjane Sat 10-May-14 08:09:45

Managed to miss last nights thread. Ds up for 4 hours last night, and fil has just called to say he is coming to visit......WHAT!!!!! He'll be her in an hour, oh thats alright then!

Oh i do love Dolly Parton.

signandsingcarols Sat 10-May-14 08:33:43

hazey shock with the fil, "i'll be there in an hour" shock shock very useful at a time like this...hmm

ouryve glad the ratio of clean/dry to sweaty is turning in your favour grin

zzz 'dolly parton' from under a cushion three rooms away yes... only at your house grin

chez sign looks like a bomb has hit it blush I have been marking all week ready for a few days away next week (all being well, dh and ds permitting) so the house looks horrendous, (and I am sat here MNing... you know how it is... blush)

Hooray, my washing machine is now fixed too!

Dd had her class assembly. She was fantastic (of course) but the two children with SEN in her class were amazing. Not 'amazing given their Dx', just amazing.

I know these kids are victims in a shite system in a competitive school that needs to balance the books with marketing, and that their parents have a lot to moan about, but my faith was restored just a little.

Bilberry Sat 10-May-14 09:11:04

Zzzzzz what time did Dolly Parton run out of voice? Or is she still going strong? grin

zzzzz Sat 10-May-14 09:16:01

Dolly was left singing alone at about 0:30. Kitchen filthy as plates left to fester....iPad plugged in to recharge so all fingers crossed.

youarewinning Sat 10-May-14 09:30:28

zzzz have you tied holding the home button with the on/off button? <shares entire technical knowledge with you all>

hazeyjane Sat 10-May-14 09:40:01

....or spitting on it and rubbing it on the carpet? (ds's technique of cleaning the ipad, dvd's, my glasses etc)

Bilberry Sat 10-May-14 09:42:44

Saw a Rainbow yesterday. When it had gone ds told us it had gone to rainbow land with thousands of rainbows, if you visit you can eat rainbow biscuits, sleep in rainbow beds in red, yellow, green, blue and violet houses with gardens full of rainbows flowers. He is going to visit.

It was lovely as it was the first time we have had an insight into his imagination. It took a few questions but it is so great that he could communicate so much. smile. The language unit are having their special panel this week to fill their extra place so we should hear soon.

homework Sat 10-May-14 09:43:58

Well it's wet here , no chance of stuff drying if not , have to take rucksack up to laundrette , to get dry. Hate having to carry wet washing it's just so heavy .
At least there still laundrette in this area , can't remember there being any where I grow up for years . Remember there being one across from primary school when I was very little , it closed down before I had moved to high school .

homework Sat 10-May-14 09:51:00

Sign this house always looks like a bomb hit it.
Hazey at least he's given you can hour warning , he could have turned up on the doorstep with you still in your pjs.
Zzzz if you can't get iPad sort apple are usually not bad with there clinic thing to sort out problems, or they have an online thing to help with routine problems these thing seem to have.
So everyone else having same problem with washing/ dryers that we have , think the block from British gas been out about six time from last year over the dryer and once over the washing machine . So it's definitely been worth having. Well at least this year , been year not used them at all.

Galena Sat 10-May-14 09:53:50


Sorry to hear of boiler woes, but glad the dryer is working.
I agree, just wanting milk could be teeth related.
Hazey, hope the fil visit is soon over.

We have a manic week next week with 6-month post-op review on Monday, audiology on Tuesday, ent on Thursday... and, of course, DD has a snotty cold which has started today. Marvellous.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Sat 10-May-14 10:27:47

Okay. Popping in quick for a question. I have the opportunity here to take a seaside holiday with the DCs for a very inexpensive week (£45) plus self-catering, so bringing some food and of course petrol to drive a few hours away. Thoughts? It would be just me and the DCs, so a bit nerve-wracking, but Monday - Friday. It would mean missing school all week, but DS2's school has already said they would approve it, and I think DS1's school would approve it as well.

I know DS2 is struggling at school, but is one week off really a huge deal to miss at reception age? They've never had a holiday away and this will be a quiet time in a nice holiday park.

Or would I be better paying more for a weekend and missing less school?

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Sat 10-May-14 10:28:24

when I say £45, that includes the self-catering accommodation, sorry if that was unclear.

hazeyjane Sat 10-May-14 10:41:51

Ooh Alice, I would say go for the week, based purely on the fact that my instant reaction to your post was envy. Mon-Fri would be quieter too.

Surprise fil visit wouldn't be quite so bad if it wasn't staying for the weekend! Anyway here now and pooling in the garden with dh and ds, whilst I make up a bed. Ds was over the moon to see him, so definitely worth any stress.

Galena, sounds like a stressy week, we always have all our appointments in a cluster - in the next 3 weeks we have SALT, news about statement (hopefully) orthopaedics, TAC meeting talking about transition to primary and a 48 hour ECG. And that doesn't include an appointment with dd1's paed, 2school trips and dd2s birthday. God I feel pooped just thinking about it.

In honour of you zzzzz, I am now listening to Dolly Parton on spotify....'Here you come again, just when I'm about to make it work without you.....'

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