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The Crepe Papers(1000 Posts)
Well done MI. Good title.
These threads usually get to about 300 posts before I even find them
Sil had long chat with mum - she is just fed up with being prodded and poked. Sil pointed out it is, well, necessary... At least for a while. Think she will be fine.
Evening all. Have had and am watching The Mayor of Casterbridge and am being repeatedly told off for shouting "and then they all died" in a Dorset accent. N.b. I live in the real life Casterbridge and have read more Thomas Hardy than is strictly necessary.
Just got back from Sandi Tosvig.....very very funny. A very uplifting evening from a fellow honorary Crepey....
Good new thread name - seems about two minutes ago we were checking into Crepey Towers for the Autumn Term.
I am contemplating making crab apple jelly tomorrow, but I spent all day in the kitchen today, so not looking forward to it...
Oooh, new thread excitement!
Beachy - I love Sandi Toksvig. Bet that was entertaining.
I also love Clarks ( and I am big on bunions).
Went shopping today, and DD1 volunteered to come along, despite my warnings that I had "lots to do". Well, the lightweight was dragging me to Costa for a sit-down after an hour, and moped and moaned around John Lewis as I searched (fruitlessly) for something to wear at next week's wedding (it's evening only, second marriage of lovely cousin, so I don't know whether to go dressy, or clubby, or what).
Got home to find DH had kindly cooked dinner. Mexican tacos. Except that he couldn't find any lettuce so served it with shredded cabbage , and mistook a tub of red pesto for salsa , and he burned the tacos in the oven. Ah well, it's the thought that counts.
Oh CV, I knew I didn't spell her name right, but I couldn't be as***d to google!
She is indeed fab and we were the first date in her tour so I would urge you to look up the dates! We were in about the lowest 10% of the age group in the audience... But I guess that's the demographic I live in.
We have tickets for Sarah Millican next month, which I'm looking forward to.
Ds had a friend over so we walked over hill to go swimming - ds had lost his googles and friend had forgotten trunks! Cue expensive swim! (I could have asked dp to drop off another pair but clearly brain not functioning!) Then lunch where they regaled the entire cafe with Horrid Deaths (sort of stupid deaths -HH - but without the funny bits) -I did try to point out people were eating......
But the pair of them are scary with the amount of knowledge they have....
In a very crepey moment I was in bed and asleep by 9.00 last night.....
Hello - hadn't even noticed that we were nearly at the end of the thread.
I'm going to try and relax this Sunday - I'm going to walk into town, buy a newspaper and then DH says he's going to make a raclette for lunch (first of the season).
BD - I spend my life trying to coordingate trunks, goggles and swimming hat.
Have burnt all the woodpile where the rats are supposedly hiding out - not seen one anywhere. Don't know where the little blighters are hiding.
My grandfather only read one book in his life, and it was the Mayor of Casterbridge. He thought it so wonderful, especially the wife selling, that there was no need to go further down the literature road. Good thing they raised the school leaving age, I reckon.
I like Sandi Toksvig and I like her fleeces.
Great thread title
I think that I am losing weight on account of the exercise. Having finally managed to produce a period may have helped too .
Herbs - we were discussing Wills, or lack of, recently, and I happened to notice an article in today's Sunday Times. There is a scheme taking place during November here where certain solicitors will write you and partner a will in return for a charity donation. No excuse.... <stern look>
CV, I just read that article and emailed the local solicitors involved in that scheme
The article worried me a bit - I had thought that the estate would automatically pass to the spouse, but it appears only a portion of it does, the rest going to the children. (As DD told me she is planning to move out at 16, I thought we'd better sort ourselves out!)
We need to do new Wills as current ones are missing both dd and ds2. Have had head in sand about it as I don't know who to appoint as guardian for kids. My family is teeny and very complicated, and there is no one obvious in dh's family either as they either live a long way away or have such busy lives with their own kids that offering them 3 more seems a bit much. Still, must be done, and charity scheme sounds good. Will focus.
Just on our way back from lovely weekend in Cotswolds, weather was glorious, ate outside both days. Just wish we werent now facing a ridiculously busy week
Wilbur, that was exactly our dilemma. Now they are older, we still have no idea
Glad you had a lovely weekend
I don't know if this helps but we told our guardian she did not necessarily have to bring dc up herself in the sense of living with them - but it was her job to find the best possible solution for them, given the circumstances at the time. We couldn't think of anyone who would definitely be able and willing to give them a home at any point over an 18 year period. Solicitor seemed to think this was normal as I remember.
Oh, that's helpful, lalsy.
We thought about stuff like continuity in their lives too; I am sure my sister would do a great job but she and her family live several hundred miles away. We asked friends who are a bit older than us and don't have children. However, I'm aware that we are lucky to have this kind of quasi-family relationship - in the past couple of years they've become separately important to the Inferiorettes, who go round there on a Thursday when I sing
It's a toughie isn't it? Dp and I are named as guardians for bils dcs but this was done yonks ago before we had ds (I think they thought we had no children = money and thus were a better bet than dp's sister), I keep wanting to tell them to change their will - I don't want the responsibility!! As for ds I guess my brother or dp's sister....
Must sort the will thing, partic as dp has no PR either! Could be tricky.
I am knackered again tonight and can't even blame overindulgence as I have had nothing to drink since a lone pint on Friday night.
Tut tut, I mentioned Herbs because she was the one I remembered saying she didn't have a will, but now you're all coming out of the woodwork. <several more stern looks>
I have a will [insufferably smug emoticon]
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