Crepey continuum(1000 Posts)
Yes MrsS tell AB to stick his new plans where the sun doesn't shine. As MN says 'No' is a complete sentence.
Agree mrs S its a bit late in the day for new initiatives - non ?
My guess is he will be outed the minute you leave as the charlatan arse he truly is.
Dd is snoozing with a DVD as they'll be up all night due to the idiot school picking the most inconvenient travel times they could have ever come up with. I've just read they've to bring a 'packed breakfast'
Wtf? Dd will be snapping the heads off the annoying fourth years without her required pint of black coffee
Crem, she needs a flask
Mrs S, I guess the only way to deal with late initiatives is to spec them out and timetable them for after your departure... How much longer do you have? Is your new boss any better than AB? Or is it not yet decided? As to the fees versus savings point, your dh sounds much like mine, sits in happy oblivion while monumental plans and changes are being worked out, then pops in at the end and throws a spanner in the works, so he's 'involved'. It's just a control thing, best ignored...
DD probably needs a packed breakfast too. Luckily she doesn't drink coffee. Infact she just has juice and a breakfast bar on school days, so that should be fairly easy!
DS and DH have gone on mammoth journey to footy match in Stonebridge Park and DD is revising, so all quiet here How did your DD's art exam go,, Beachy?
Just realised I got the last post on the other thread - that's a first for me
Mess have you got another role? I was thinking about that this afternoon. Good think re planning and putting all the actions for when you have left.
Yes Beachy how did it go?
I have been to the dentist and have a very numb mouth. Having a lie down as not good with anaesthetic, even local - I tend to feel faint and throw up. I am hoping the throwing up is already done as I sicked up a bit into the dentist's hand.
Have not found a new job yet - too early to look, but have put out some feelers.
Got the withdrawal forms from current school this afternoon so feeling a bit sad about that.
MrsS - the only reason AB is giving you new initiatives now is so that for 6 months after you leave, he will be able to say "MrsS was supposed to do that before she left, but didn't". It's a way to keep blaming you for everything, even when you are not there. Arserama.
Hope the travelling children all had/have wonderful times on their trips (with or without coffee/packed breakfasts/complicated itineraries). Quite at them - the only school trip I can remember is half a day at Fishbourne Palace.
I have had my haircut. It's too short. Good thing it's still hat weather .
DD1 now claims to have Delhi Belly
because I asked her to go to Monoprix. Have suggested no dinner and an early night which didn't go down well.
I can't do my fully loaded job, plus a new initiative, and sort out schools for the DDs, find a new job, support my cousin who is looking after my terminally ill aunt and and and... there needs to be some let up from the powers that be, doesn't there?
What is it with teeth around here? Ruby's on a journey with hers, I am between antibiotics and feverishly looking forward to my root canal and Mrs S is suffering at the hands of an expensive French dentist, no doubt...
Art is half finished... Another 5 hours to go tomorrow. She seems pleased so far, which is lucky..
Unfortunately, after Art and DT are finished, she has all the hard subjects to do.. Roll on summer, I say.
Wilbur, have PMmed you!
Agree about it being a tactic. Arse.
I managed to cock up the submission of my short story to the MsLexia competition. Paid the money, and the website said "you will then be taken to the form to submit your document." I wasn't. I just got a receipt. However, they have a contingency plan for this, so have emailed it. My fault for leaving it to the last minute.
My mouth is in agony, so I am going to have some nice pain killers and go to bed.
Surely Head Honcho has to see through AB soon? AB really is a tosser of the highest order.
Hope all the adventurous young persons have good trips. MrsS, sounds like dd1 had a great time.
dd is currently huffing as she is not going on any trips in the near future. There was no chance of her going on the £1700 trip to Florida. Or the £3000 trip to Africa. And she turned down the German exchange because she said only "weirdos" were going on it and then found out too late that in fact there were some non-weirdos as well.
Ds otoh has 3 separate residentials this summer. He will be making reed roofs and bat-watching or whatever with the fakey Saxons, whittling and swamp walking at Wild Camp and PGLing with the cubs. Up until now, he has not shown himself to be really an outdoor type (much like his father), so this could be a make or break summer.
Hope you feel better soon, MrsS. Dearie me, all these poorly crepey teeth.
Can someone slap me and tell me to stop venturing off this lovely thread. I can't be trusted. 2 posts and I'm having a ruck... with horrid people!
bullied in the playground
I feel like Pam Ayres: "I wish I'd looked after me teef."
The dentist was all doom and gloom over a root filling and crown I'd had done 15 years ago. Apparently it "doesn't look right", the root needs to be cleaned out and refilled and I need an implant put in. I could see the $$$$$ signs flashing past his eyes as he spoke (this crown is costing in excess of 1000 euros; fortunately I won't have to pay it all). My nice NHS dentist merely said "nice crown" when he checked my teeth three years ago.
School trips, yes, DD1 now says, pretty smartish, "We know. You only went to Bristol Zoo and the American Folk Museum in your day. Have you forgotten about your trip to SS Great Britain as well?" Cheeky cow.
I am currently contemplating my choice of painkiller - whether to go for something ordinaire like nurofen, maybe paracetamol and codeine, and have a nice trip? Or should I go for something a bit harder like Tramadol? (I suspect I shall just see what DH has left behind as he always travels with the entire contents of the medicine chest, so it will be a paracetamol with bits of fluff stuck to it, where it hit the bathroom floor and got shoved hastily back in its packet.)
MrsS, call me old-fashioned (no, really, do ), but I still think school trips to Bristol Zoo and the SS Great Britain are perfectly satisfactory. My kiddiwinks will have to put up with a terribly 1970s take on school trips. They can jolly well get stuffed if they think I'm paying for them to spend a week visiting all the bloody theme parks in Florida. Dd is nittering about the prospect of going to inspect geysers in Iceland and volcanos in Sicily as apparently you have cack-all chance of passing your Geography GCSE if you don't go. Now, did you not say you could pass on a recipe for catfood and sawdust pie?
I have no idea how I passed a Geog 'o'level. We never went anywhere. We just sat in a classroom and read books and stuff. I still know an oxbow lake when I see one, though.
Ps: I hope you've at least found the paracetamol and codeine now, MrsS.
We did a field trip. We went to the Flowing Spring in the next village (where I lived). Jogfry teacher asked "How many of you know where the Flowing Spring is?" Most of class put up hands. Teacher then said "The actual spring, not the pub." All hands came down. No oxbow lakes near us though. (We have a book called "Great Lies to Tell Small Kids" along with such gems like "Wine Makes Mummy Clever" it says "When you learn about oxbow lakes at school, be sure to pay attention as this is something you will need to know all about on a regular basis when you grow up.")
Codeine going down a treat.
OQC - read a bit of that thread. People are ver rude, eh? If it makes you feel any better, sending a kid to Brighton College is more a fashion statement than an educational choice, I reckon, so it's best not to engage with people discussing its merits when all they really care about is that it's top of the Sunday Times school list or similar at the moment. Sadly, very, very sadly, a friend of a friend is sending her pushed into mega achieving but actually anorexic daughter there (actually, I think the school will say no, to their credit) - they have their heads so tremendously far down in the sand about her problems that it's heartbreaking . They want it to all go away and the school will sort it out, won't it? Obviously I will not say any of that on the thread because I is a coward...
I love codeine.
OQC, that is indeed a scary thread... Went off quickly too! Back away now and get thee back to London..
I don't really remember school trips. Only one where we went on a coach from Lewisham to Wales and stayed in a tent...early days PGL I suspect. Would have been in 1976
Lol @ geog trips. We spent a blowy cold afternoon on a beach with a chain smoking teacher , some wooden frames learning about long shore drift. I seem to know a great deal about 'spits' and chesil beach.
Vair useful- not.
Other fascinating topics included 'wadis ' sheep farming in East Anglia and The Murrumbidgee damn( hydo electric power dontcha know)
We also had a Latin Trip to Vindolanda. Riveting!
Dd doesn't know what to be at. We are trying to stay awake at this point . Drop off is 2am. < yawns< pokes dh>
Hope various painkilling action is effective. scotch would be my drug of preference
Oqc - quite a nasty thread I am shocked actually she must be tired and emotional . Scary
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