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MaryAnnSingleton Fri 26-Oct-12 15:32:17

Am wheeling the trolley over....

Gigondas Sun 28-Oct-12 09:13:43

Wow only been off a day and 50 posts! Scattering pain au chocolat and brioche for those that want it.
topsy sorry to hear you are suffering and hope they sort it- sounds very miserable.

mas glad hands improving and hope t has a great time and you don't miss him too much.

Waves to jchoc (home made play dough impressive), kurri smee (hope work load is diminishing) sometimes gracie fab and ned.

French France lovely but cold. Having quiet day today (still not that robust ESP as have lingering cold) as need to build up strength for day at Disney tomorrow.

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 28-Oct-12 09:27:11

ooh Disneyland !! I can remember endless goes on It's a Small World with T when he was 6 grin

NedSchneebly Sun 28-Oct-12 09:49:21

Just popping on to wish T a Bon voyage (or whatever the italian equivalent is smile MAS am sure you will miss him, and he you, but bet he will have a great time. Hope you and DH have got some nice things planned to do in his absence?

Have convinced DH that we need to buy a Superking duvet to go with our newish Superking bed. Our kingsize duvet is just not working for me, as I am married to a Grade 1, platinum duvet stealer. . . Now it's so cold, I hate waking up uncovered and shivering!

Gentle non-skin-irritating hugs to topsy sorry to hear the psoriasis is causing you grief. Hope you can get a dermatology referral soon as soon can be x x

gig take it easy today, look after that cold, OK? have a lovely time at Disney tomorrow. Am very a tiny bit envy !

smee don't work too hard, OK? Hope you can get a bit of a break today?

Waves northwards across Dorset to sometimes !

Popping off to Argos to pick up new duvet now. . . smile

Waves to kurri, jchoc, gracie, justfab and sparkle and everyone else i will undoubtedly hsve missed x x x x

smee Sun 28-Oct-12 09:55:21

Wow, Gig. Have never been to Disneyland. How exciting, even if the thought is exhausting! grin

Hugs for MAS, as yes of course you'll miss him. You must just instinctively want to keep him close atm. Have some of Gig's pain au chocolat to distract you. smile

So v.cold here. Been up since daft o'clock working, though will stop soon to have a normal Sunday. I say normal, but DS has pulled all the blinds in the kitchen, has a black scarf tied like a balaclava on and is wearing a black trench coat of mine too. Not at all sure who he thinks he is, but imagine I will be ambushed any time soon.. grin

topsyturner Sun 28-Oct-12 10:51:26

All my knowledge of Italian stems from watching Inspector Montalbano , which involves him shouting at Cattarella a lot grin

Am I the only person who finds the idea of a trip to Disney abhorrent ?
prob just a miserable old crone who doesnt believe in magic

DH and DC getting ready to go to Granny's . I'm trying to think of excuses not to go . Just feel like having some time to myself , but I know DH will be hacked off with me for not going sad

topsyturner Sun 28-Oct-12 10:52:16

Am slightly worried about Smees DS and his plans for ambush grin

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 28-Oct-12 11:32:27

Disneyland kind of insinuates itself on you- it was just me and T and I thought what the hell am i doing here, but was soon having a lovely time- I think mainly because T loved it and we had a nice,bonding time together.
T is now on his way to Gatwick and we're going to Waitrose to choose something for lunch - shepherd's pie for supper !! I must do some work but we will do jolly things together this week as dh has Wednes,Thurs and Fri off.
topsy are you ok ? can understand wanting time to yourself though.
Hope new duvet is lovely and snuggly ned- we bought new hot water bottles yesterday !
Smee hope ambush not too scary and that you can relax a bit too.

Did anyone have sore inside of nose during chemo ?

smee Sun 28-Oct-12 12:01:05

Well I was tied up and blindfolded, but that was a tactical error as he wanted some pineapple, so he untied me. grin

I have always shied away from Disneyland too, Topsy, but I know I'd be like MAS if I got there. We won tickets to Legoland once, so went and that was fab. DS has begged every year to go back.

How are you today? Is the skin still bad? sad

KurriKurri Sun 28-Oct-12 12:08:56

Gig - have a fab time at Disneyland - I've never been, but it sounds fun (although I am a total wuss when it comes to anykind of fairground type ride, so would probably not go on anything)

MAS - lovely that G has some time off this week, and you can spend some time doing nice stuff. Enjoy your supper smile

ned - glad you won on the battle of the superKing duvet, - my DH is a duvet snaffler too, it is very annoying.

Smee- - don't work too hard - at least you have an extra hour today (or maybe that's not a good thing!) - love DS's ambush.

Waving to topsy - hope you are not feeling too rotten today, do you have anything at all that helps, or is it a question of waiting for the hospital to come up with something?

MAS - yes I had very sore inside nose on chemo - anything that has a mucus membrane tends to suffer, - don't be surprised if you get nose bleeds, I got loads, - but off course if they are very bad contact your unit.
Don't really know what you can do about the sore nose, - I did find that using proper cotton hankies (rather than tissues) was more gentle on the nose.

I feel as if my head weighs a ton - I am totally bunged up with cold, but at least the sore throat is not quite so bad today. I am still drooping round the house expecting lots of sympathy though grin

Am doing odd bit of housework, and getting on with my list of home made Christmas presents - so nothing very taxing going on here. Weather foul - windy and wet.
Old lady dog has just brought me her teddy to admire because I'm not paying her enough attention grin

love to all x

KurriKurri Sun 28-Oct-12 12:11:44

Ooh I meant to say, my poor mum had a 3 hour power cut on Friday evening. - Bless her she sat in the dark because she was afraid she'd fall if she tried to move. She managed to put her gas fire on so that gave a little bit of light, but it was too dark for her to find her torch.

She's had more people to look at the house though, and one couple has been back for a second look, and there's an item in the local paper about the house this week, so that may attract more buyers.

topsyturner Sun 28-Oct-12 12:18:31

I had the sore and drippy nose during chemo Mas .
Very speshul isn't it ? grin

Think I need time alone because the DC are now on half term , and I won't get my usual "alone time" during the day for the next week !
Just asked DH if he would be annoyed with me if I didn't come today , and he was lovely about it . Said he totally understood my need for some time out smile

Can you get me something nice from Waitrose Mas ?
I really miss their bakery counter .
And also loved their rapid wine chillers in the wine department , do they still have those ?
Why oh why won't they open over here ?

I think if I went to Disney I might be converted . Maybe that's what I'm scared of ? grin

topsyturner Sun 28-Oct-12 12:21:14

Poor mum kk !
Was it a general power cut for her area ?
Hoping she gets a buyer out of these viewings .

I have the man flu cold too , so sympathies for that .

<slips Old Lady Dog extra special dog treats as her mean owner is ignoring her>

KurriKurri Sun 28-Oct-12 12:35:52

yes general power cut topsy - it was very windy, so I guess a power line came down. At least she looked out of the window and saw the whole village was in darkness, so she didn't go trying to find the fuse box.

Old lady dog thanks you for the treats, and offers a slightly dribbled on squeaky ball in return (you can look, but not touch grin])

KurriKurri Sun 28-Oct-12 12:36:10

or rather grin

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 28-Oct-12 12:44:26

your poor mum kk
Don;'t know about the rapid wine coolers,though the wine section is fab and huge.I love the bakery bit - we had chelsea buns last week and the croissants are totally yum. I hve just bought a baguette for lunch to have with some Frijolemole dip (bean thing)
I have been nominated for a mumsnet Christmas thingy, how very lovely and kind - I suspect it was persons from this thread grin - very,very kind.

NedSchneebly Sun 28-Oct-12 14:24:58

Look here, lovely ladies - I too have been nominated for a Mumsnet Christmas thingy. It is not fair to make a girl cry when she reads her emails on a Sunday afternoon. . . Thank you enormously, whoever it was. I love you all x x x

Gigondas Sun 28-Oct-12 15:43:44

Another one nominated here- which is very kind xx
mas also had sore and dripping nose. Only time it seemed to stop was when on chemo confused.

smee perhaps ds is trying to be the milk tray man?

Disney also my idea of hell but sadly not dd . And if anyone ever thinks there are no shell suit wearing twits in French France, a day in Disney will disabuse you of that. However there is a very nice (and usually loathe them) shopping centre next door (complete with naice designer outlets so am going to insist on going there later).

grin at montalbano teaching you about Italy- I am still obsessed and onto the books now.

Good news about your mums house and interest kurri - right better go as think limit to how long can entertain big gig with the Nintendo and mini gig crawling into the bin for 50th time (mental smile to Myself when I think how careful I was with pfb big gig- if mini gig isn't actually in the toilet it's all good).

topsyturner Sun 28-Oct-12 15:48:19

There are Montalbano books ???

Gigondas Sun 28-Oct-12 16:00:07

Yes - a whole load more detail in them so just adds to montalbano obsessionexperience.

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 28-Oct-12 17:06:33

is that the shopping place where the Sea life place is ? I got a bit restless on day 2 and we took a taxi to it to the sea place but didn't really have time to look in shops...

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 28-Oct-12 17:07:35

glad that there's interest in your mum's house kk - am sure it'll be snapped up as it's so lovely.

sandripples Sun 28-Oct-12 20:10:03

I've managed to get through bringing up the DCs with only one short afternoon at French Disney - they used to go more when on school trips which was a relief to me! We did have some great times at waterparks though - I preferred these. Found a great place near Garda once - only Italians families there and lovely slides - DH nearly broke his ribs he enjoyed it so muchgrin

I am sorry that I usually miss Montalbano as often doing things on Sat evenings - I need to get the DVD is there is one.
Yes MAS I used to have sore nose as well so that seems to make it most of us! I think T will have a great time and it will be a good distraction from being very naturally concerned about you. (I'm remembering when my DS went off for 3 weeks when I was on chemo - it helped really)

We had a good w/e in Nottingham seeing my friends' gorgeous house - you can get a lot for your money there I think!

Topsy - I do hope you'll feel better soon.

O its so dark, groan. I think I need some winter hobbies - I feel a bit twitchy when I can't be in the garden.

graciesmall09 Sun 28-Oct-12 20:39:53

I'm another one with sore nose and runny nose during chemo mas I had lovely cuts inside my nose. I'm sure T will have a great time in Italy but you are bound to miss him.

Did someone mention Disney that just may be my favourite place saddo that I am. Combine Disney with Florida sunshine and shopping malls and I am in heaven. Only been to Disneyland Paris once whilst heavily pregnant in a heatwave so not so fond memories of that. Have fun anyway gigs.

Aw topsy sorry you are having a rough time. That must be so painful. Hope your apointment comes through quickly.

Glad the throat is a little better kurri hopefully the stuffy nose and bunged up feeling will go soon.

grin smee about DS's ambush.

I'm relaxing with a very large glass of wine as it is DD's birthday today so I have experienced the hell that is soft play with 14 children (although to be fair they were very well behaved). I also had the inlaws for dinner tonight and had my mum for a Chinese last night so ready for a rest. When I invited mum last week she said 'oh lovely', then mid week it was 'don't know whether I could be bothered' then yesterday she said 'well what time will we be eating?'. I told her 6pm. she arrived at 5.45 pm and left before I even had the table cleared sad as she wanted home to watch Strictly. Honestly why do I bother?

jchocchip Sun 28-Oct-12 23:21:10

gracie you earned that wine hmm at your mum!
Enjoy disney gig we went when the children were younger, not my choice, but had a pretty good time esp as dd2 was too little for most of the big rides so I could go on the little things with her while dh had to do the really scary ones more than once... I chose the hotel so we had a nice pool for the evenings...
Busy busy day here! playdough a hit and morning went off ok. went to see aunty this afternoon then roast lamb and pineapple upside down pudding. Chatting to dd on fb this eve which was nice.

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 28-Oct-12 23:28:53

Busy time for you Jane !
Gracie - not very polite of your mother - is she usually like that ?

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