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Let's not forget about romance and love...grab your Valentine and join the Countdown to Christmas, thread 2!

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NoWordForFluffy Mon 21-Jan-19 06:55:42

Here we go, brand spanking new thread.

If you could finish the old one off first, that would be great!

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 22-Jan-19 20:47:59

Hello. We have a sprinkling of snow tonight and I'm snuggling up with my knitting (again). Still snotty.

Hope your DS is ok Fluffy. Is he deffo poxy now?

NoWordForFluffy Tue 22-Jan-19 20:52:20

Mum said it's snowing down there. It's her birthday tomorrow, but theybdont need to go anywhere, so it shouldn't affect them.

No spots yet. He actually seems brighter than he has done, so not going to school has helped him. We will see what tomorrow brings, as he's 2 weeks into the 3 week incubation period now!

I hope your snot goes soon, Woolly!

CishAndFips Tue 22-Jan-19 22:04:17

Evening all. Hurray for the new thread. fluffy how is DS this evening? mrsmad they are lovely pictures. wheelchair flowers how are you feeling today?
It's been a headache free day here with a sprinkling of snow yay. I love the idea but will be having mine on Saturday as my friend and I are going to have our first monthly shopping trip. We have made a deal with ourselves that we will treat ourselves to lunch if we have bought a Christmas present to stash away.

Mrsmadevans Tue 22-Jan-19 22:41:55

Evening everyone fgrin
Watched the awards taped SW am watching it now fgrin
70 Burns night is Friday isn't it? l go on Twitter sometimes and John Barrowman has been invited to No 10 for a Burns night dinner, as you do lol and he was asking us to vote on what clothes he should wear , a beautiful blue tartan suit or a rather fetching pr of red tartan trews with a grey jumper. I am full of useless information lol fgrin.
Cish am so glad your headaches have done one m'dear flowers, your plans sound fab enjoy yourselves fgrin
Chips , hope things are improving for you all m'dear flowers
Woolly hope the snot does one for you m'dear flowers been following the FB Woolly Hugs omg the things they make are just amazing so intricate and pretty smile am hooked ! l think l am repeating myself here but ahhh they are beautiful !
Fluffy 2 weeks and no spots ahhh bless him smile , hope they come soon. The commute sounds dire m'dear l feel your pain and frustration flowers
Hope you are alright Wheelie take care sweetie flowers
Crazy thinking of you sweetie take care flowers
Off to bed in a min hope everyone has a good night tonight fsmile

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 22-Jan-19 23:07:35

MrsMad you are very kind blush. My reception class teacher taught me to crochet a million years ago and my DM taught me to knit. I like Woolly Hugs as it gives me a project that I can complete and then pass on - otherwise we would be drowning in blankets and baby hats. grin The colour combinations and patterns of the blankets on FB are amazing aren't they? Mine seem tame in comparison. I keep my eye out for inspiration.

I'm currently finishing a hat for my great-niece and then I've got wool all set for two Woolly Hugs projects. DD1 wants me to make a blanket as a housewarming present for two of her colleagues too so that should take me through the worst of the cold weather.

Mrsmadevans Tue 22-Jan-19 23:37:27

Woolly seriously they are beautiful l can't wait to see the new offerings and l am sharing them on my FB for my friends to see and they are loving them too. They are so time consuming the ppl are so kind to do this bless them , bless YOU m'dear such a wonderful thing to be able to do for others flowers

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 23-Jan-19 05:50:15


Morning! Drinking coffee and watching BBC world news. 😋brew

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 23-Jan-19 05:59:52

I don't know if I mentioned, DS1 has a Candy's Hug, the ones in honour of Zombie, someone nominated him. It's beautiful, very bright and cheerful. The person who nominated him crocheted a square with a 3D pink rose, which is in his blanket. Woolly Hugs are fantastic.

NoWordForFluffy Wed 23-Jan-19 06:19:31


Got to go soon, what with my train running earlier this week.

DS appears to be sleeping soundly, thankfully. I think he'll have to go back to school tomorrow if he has no spots. Maybe he's dodged it? Or maybe he's in the middle / at the end of a mild dose?!

Catch you all later!

NoWordForFluffy Wed 23-Jan-19 07:23:05

Oh my god. I skated to the station. Yesterday's wet weather + overnight sprinkling of snow + minus temps = veritable ice rinks everywhere!

Then there were no trains, so I'm on a bus. I'll be late, but hey ho!

Mrsmadevans Wed 23-Jan-19 09:25:31

Morning everyone fgrin
PSB , l can imagine that blanket was beautiful your DS1 had smile. Carol the weather looking rather fetching in her lovely blue boat necked dress, the weather wasn't as good though....Wintry showers , we are going to Raglan garden centre later , it is a really lovely place to go for a little visit , prob pop to town later too smile
Fluffy perhaps DS has a mild dose of it m'dear although it sounds horrible tbf not a mild dose at all! Awful commute for you bless you sweetie , never mind your Thursday today yay! flowers
Hope everyone is ok today, hand holds for Crazy, Wheelie and Chips hope things are starting to get a little easier for you all smile
I forgot to show you the pretend antlers l bought for a fiver from Matalan Christmas sale (£18 originally) , l was going to leave it till Christmas and hang baubles off the spikes but have put them up the spiders will think it is an adventure park and love them will take a pic and put it on for you to see fgrin
Better shift my behindledoodle have a great day everyone fgrin

Mrsmadevans Wed 23-Jan-19 09:31:54

Antlers and view from our bedroom window, only a smattering of snow on the mountain , nothing here .

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 23-Jan-19 10:51:33

I'll see if my mum can send me a photo of the blanket Mrs, then I'll post it. 😆

Mrsmadevans Wed 23-Jan-19 13:08:05

Ahh PSB would love to see it m'dear I bet it is beautiful 😍🌟

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 23-Jan-19 13:22:07

I had sausages, bacon, egg, tomato, beans, hash brown and toast, a banana and a coffee for breakfast. 😋🍳🍌☕

NoWordForFluffy Wed 23-Jan-19 19:39:19


What a day! 2 hours 40 minutes door to door this morning! 😱 Nightmare journey. Merseyrail had an utter mare today in fairness. Trains didn't start running until gone midday! And it could've been worse: there were people trapped in a train for two hours!

Anyway, I got home in one piece. DH came to find me on my walk home as the paths are still treacherous. I'm not convinced there was much gritting going on last night by the council. 😡

Mrs, did you have a nice day?

How is everyone? I hope you've all kept safe and warm.

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 23-Jan-19 19:44:47

The DC had animation club after school today, picked DS2 up at 4, had butter chicken for supper, DS2 went to bed at 5.50, DD will go at 8.45. 😋🍛😴

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 23-Jan-19 20:15:06

Doing wash, have laid out uniforms for tomorrow, will make packed lunches when DH has finished in the kitchen. 😋🐟🍫

TheWoollybacksWife Wed 23-Jan-19 20:20:37

Was it the weather affecting the trains Fluffy? Your journey sounds like a nightmare. How lovely of your DH to come out and meet you. My DH did the station runs today - he's a star.

NoWordForFluffy Wed 23-Jan-19 21:12:10

Yeah, apparently it was thick ice covering the electrified rail meaning power couldn't get to the trains. It was all a bit of a disaster!

Good of your DH to do the station runs. The traffic from yours to there can be a proper pain in the arse!

SpecialK24 Wed 23-Jan-19 21:53:43

Has anyone used X

NottingPhil Wed 23-Jan-19 21:59:46

Hi I’m looking to replace some of my Christmas decorations this year, do any of you have any suggestions of decent places to get them?

Mrsmadevans Wed 23-Jan-19 22:23:46

Evening everyone fgrin
Fluffy that is just an horrendous commute omg a really savage journey !
Never mind your Friday tomorrow Yay! Had a good day thank you m'dear except poor DH had a dicky sarnie from Boots yesterday and been poorly today poor thing, terrible abdo pain and horrible D & V. It was a chicken tikka wrap that done the damage blasted thing ! envy YUK!
Notting.... l would go to a Wyevale garden centre they have loads of them in the sale fgrin
Special , yes l have used them they were fine fgrin hth
Hope everyone is alright , hope your DS is better Fluffy flowers
DH not well so off to bed a bit earlier tonight bless him . Hope everyone has a good nights sleep fsmile

SpecialK24 Wed 23-Jan-19 22:56:38

Sorry all I should have said hi first!

Thank you Mrsmadevans. Hope your DH is feeling better.

I have a poorly DS so taking another day off work tomorrow. Hopefully he will have a long morning nap so I can take stock of my present draw .... will have to be an early Rudolph day lol x

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