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MaryAnnSingleton Tue 15-Jan-13 07:27:50

step this way dear ones...the trolley will be here in a sec...

invicta Sat 19-Jan-13 18:36:44

Happy birthday mini gig.

KurriKurri Sat 19-Jan-13 18:49:21

Happy Birthday minigig smile xx

I'll have a wine please topsy (hope the runs are better, - pity you didn't have a mishap in Tesco, you could have blamed it on the horse burgers and claimed compensation grin)

BCN picture is a lovely idea MAS, how nice smile

DD has gone off to her opera singer thing tonight - roads are a bit better, - there wasn't any more snow overnight - but I'll be glad when she's back home. She has to get up to play church organ for 9 a.m tomorrow, - so hope she's not too late home.

love to all x

Copt - since you won't tell I am guessing your name is Lavender or possibly Gladys. <massive apologies if it actually is either of those - they are lovely names grin)>

KurriKurri Sat 19-Jan-13 18:54:00

Smee - glad I am not the only one losing the plot. grin

There is a very sad pheasant in our garden - he has a huge clump of compacted snow attached to his undercarriage - like a big snowball, - he keeps kicking at it, but it's stuck fast - I tried to catch him so I could break it off, but didn't manage it (I am not as fast as a snow encrusted pheasant apparently), so I've just put loads of food out, in the hope that at least he'll be able to eat, until it melts off him.

Gigondas Sat 19-Jan-13 19:22:59

Thanks all-
Mini gig had a lovely day (tho still doesn't like cake). Enjoyed a trip in the snow too. I felt ok after having a real wobble last night. But think I may be coming down with something as came over very sick and feverish at dinner time. Now lieing in bed with an assortment of cold drinks to sip-
Chemo does have some benefits about knowing helpful nausea tricks.

topsyturner Sat 19-Jan-13 20:10:34

Uh oh Gigs , you joining me on the poorly couch ?
I actually feel fine , just my bottom disagrees with me ... grin

topsyturner Sat 19-Jan-13 20:12:35

Poor pheasant kk
But finding very amusing , the thought of you chasing him around the garden grin

Are we guessing Cops real name ? I missed that . What are our clues ?
I think Lavinia Trumpington-Smythe

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 19-Jan-13 22:25:06

poor gig and topsy - feel better soon both of you.
Aww,poor pheasant grin
Really exhausted today which is weird as no drugs-we trudged to town and that seemed a bit of an effort. Am wrestling with a wedding picture for someone in Arizona - am trying to simplify all the ideas into something that works !
Hope dd is home safely kk

Copthallresident Sat 19-Jan-13 22:29:00

Good grief Topsy I am NORTHERN!! but not Lavendar or Gladys, or Doris . Though I did have an Auntie Doris, she was lovely. This could be a good game, as a clue mother thought she had christened me something unique and chic and then a few years later every girl on the Council estate had the same name (not Chardonnay, this was the 60s...), we all bonded at Guides. She made a similar
mistake with Andrew for my bother, just ahead of the Queen! Then I picked a name for DD1 that was nowhere on the lists and rose to No 1 in a year, after my childhood choices of Emily (Heathcliff!) and Eleanor (Lion in Winter) had met a similar fate.

However I always think pheasants have names like Lavinia or Jemima, they have that air of the thick rich. Strutting around with that air of complete bafflement, yah, rah, ah! Can just imagine Jeeves with snow on his undercarriage......

Hope all bottoms and undercarriages good by morning

topsyturner Sat 19-Jan-13 23:01:24

Hmmm , northern and named in the 60s ???
Sharon ???

I named DS after his grandfather , and it seems to be ridiculously popular now .
And DDs name , at the time , seemed lovely and individual . Without being weird . And seems now to be one of the major chav (ducks and hides) names of choice hmm

My name ? I have no idea why my parents decided on it .
And unfortunately they are no longer around for me to ask them why ???

topsyturner Sat 19-Jan-13 23:03:03

Copt I imagine sharon yelled with a thick brummy accent !
<disclaimer- have drunk a whole bottle if wine and may no longer be considered to have a valid opinion on anything>

topsyturner Sat 19-Jan-13 23:04:05

Also giggling at naming pheasants
Maybe Rupert or Xavier ???

jchocchip Sun 20-Jan-13 06:01:47

Aw poor pheasant. I work with a northern Sharon who has a tendency to shortern names. think shaz, kaz (for karen) I'm midlands and named in the 60s - at school we had lots of variations of Susan..

NedSchneebly Sun 20-Jan-13 07:32:27

Morning all smile

Happy birthday to my gorgeous DH smile Went out last night to new Carluccio's Italian restaurant opened locally. 'Twas lovely.

I named DS after his two paternal grandfathers (first name and middle name) good "solid" traditional names. . . but also two of the engines from "Thomas the Tank Engine". . . Unfortunately he never got that excited about the characters at all!

topsy hope the bottom is better this morning. Just a bug do you think, or something you drank ate? Take it easy and eat fbs to replenish yourself.

gig you feeling any better today? Sorry you had a wobble. Thinking of you x x x

MAS I find walking in the snow hard work, so maybe you just wore yourself out. Take it easy today and don't work too hard x x x

kurri hope DD had a lovely time and got home safely. Such a great experience for her! What news on Rupert the pheasant?

jchoc park run in the snow? Really?? You is hard as nails, woman grin

waves to smee, copthall, gracie, invicta, pen, AtoZ, greylady and anyone else around this morning.

Loads of love to sometimes and sparkle if you're lurking. Hope all is well.

Better go and encourage DS to write in DH's card before DH gets up.

love you all - stay warm x x x

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 20-Jan-13 09:31:01

happy birthday to Mr ned ! have a lovely day !
I was called my name because it wouldn't matter if I was plain- they were thinking of a Persian name as I was born in Tehran (Shirin -meaning sweet)
I called T his name because I just liked it- there were hardly any Theo's around then and it was a good combination of slightly edgy and cool and unusual. The northern rellies said you could tell we lived in the fancy south.
My middle name is a variation on Mary as most Catholic girls have that somewhere and it's my mum's middle name. T's second name is my brother's.
Am going to ponder on copt's name....

topsyturner Sun 20-Jan-13 10:30:32

Never , ever , let me drink again !

Happy happy birthday Mr Ned
Carluccios ?
Not jealous , no not me , not in the slightest .....

In the cold harsh sober light of day , I think Copt is called Sarah Louise

Right , need to drink another vat of coffee and get ready to go to Granny's .
Later Gators x

smee Sun 20-Jan-13 11:53:12

Carluccios and we weren't invited?! shock Though I know it's because Topsy would have disgraced us all... Happy Birthday to Mr Ned. Hope you have a lovely

Copt are you a Tracey? There were a few when I was little. I don't mind my name. It's not v.exciting, but it's universally dull, so that's okay by me. hates to stand out Lots of faffing when we named DS, but we went for traditional name which could be shortened if he wanted it to be. All v.sensible.

Hope Rupert's undercarriage is thawed. grin

Off out in the snow now. We have enough to sledge now too. Yay!! smile

Copthallresident Sun 20-Jan-13 12:05:19

Wrong again! Though close in that DD2 is Sarah, named after my best friend and an Auntie, (after DH and I argued over names for two weeks since breakneck birth left me with no negotiating power, rather sweetly DD1 still thinks she named her after we sort of manipulated it so she thought she had , as in "if it wasn't for me those two would never have got their act together to give you a name" blush) so basically everyone in family is Sarah but me!

Puts fat coke on trolley for Topsy again wink

Sharon not bad, everyone on Council estate in village who did not have my name was our Sharon, or our Denise. But brummie , north? Deep South more like!

Perhaps another clue, it became popular after two films came out , and no I am not Pussy or Ursula...

Happy Birthday Mr Ned wasn't that a horse? (Just googled, it was Mr Ed I was thinking of but there is indeed a racehorse named after Mr Ned!) Carluccios ? envy

How is hnd has the floating boob stuck down yet?

Snowing hard here, looking forward to blizzard walk, though not talking to goon dog as he has dug up my flower beds tunnelling under the fence, next we will catch him revving his motorbike as he rides up and down looking for best place to jump (my name isn't Steve either) He seems to be having a mid life crisis, tunnelling, stealing food off table , growling at evil fat black lab of the baskervilles , gelling his hair.....

Copthallresident Sun 20-Jan-13 12:06:39

Not Tracey either! smee

invicta Sun 20-Jan-13 12:28:39

Hayley - after Hayley Mills?

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 20-Jan-13 13:11:22

Honey ?

sandripples Sun 20-Jan-13 13:19:59

Linda? I admit I'm a bit older but I'm Northern and had 3 Linda's in my primary school class.

Hmm, Kathleen, Jane, Marion, Joyce, Elaine, Judith, Shirley (going through my primary school register now! Quite good as brain gym perhaps?)

sandripples Sun 20-Jan-13 13:22:09

Julie? (sound of music)

Copthallresident Sun 20-Jan-13 13:40:44

Ha! The umbrella with a parrot on the end goes to sandripples . It is of course pronounced Jooleh where I come from. thanks

Copthallresident Sun 20-Jan-13 13:41:29

Dusts off her wimple and heads for the hills...

smee Sun 20-Jan-13 13:41:36

Deborah? Helen? I'm Julie, after Julie Christie. Who obviously I'm a dead ringer for. wink

v.excited as just found forgotten remains of DS's selection box from Christmas, so have just scoffed a Freddo Frog. mmm...

Had huge snowball fight in our road with neighbours, off sledging in a bit. I will want it all to melt by tomorrow, but for now it's

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