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Swagger Inn 161 - Springtime is here so wenches get in the beds to help things to grow

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LetUsPrey Wed 17-Apr-19 19:01:57

Thought I’d go with a gardening theme grin

Lovely sunny weather

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 02-Jul-19 07:52:28

Oooooooooooooooooooooooohhh! LetUs!
Apparently Netflix are going to be making Sandman...

Must get out the door...

LetUsPrey Tue 02-Jul-19 08:08:02

Morning wenches.

<looks at photo again> I think we’re going to need more extinguishers.

I’m going to have to get Netflix eventually aren’t I?

You look happy Helen. Lovely smile.

Running a bit late this morning. <walks out front door of Tav> <circles round> <sneaks in back door> <hides in hayloft>

FancyFancy Tue 02-Jul-19 08:26:30

Oooft, I appear to have combusted <drools>

ApricotCrush Tue 02-Jul-19 16:54:18


Fun and games on the school run. DH dropped me at the shops and then went on to get DGS, about a mile away. He got out of the car, went to lock it and found he didn't have his key fob. The door locked by itself so he couldn't get back into it without the alarm going off. We'd got into it at home because I'd got mine in my bag. He phoned me and I had to walk to the school to rescue them. It's a good job I'd only gone to the Post Office and hadn't got a week's shop with me. hmm Also that my hip's a bit better, I would never have made it last week.

Awww at pic of Santi and his son and grin at exploding ovaries.

LetUsPrey Tue 02-Jul-19 20:58:29

Evening wenches. I have been a very tired and grumpy person today —not helped by silly people at work—. Left DS1 a short list to remind him of some stuff he needs to get done today. He did nothing so that didn’t help.

Eeek at MrApricot getting locked out of the car but hurrah at Apricot to the rescue! Good that your hip is on the mend, even though it probably got a bit over-exerted today <niagw>

<turns extinguisher on Fancy>

Went out for my exercise, got back, homework with DS2, caught up with the tennis, and am now watching the football.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 02-Jul-19 21:13:28


FML, how can DS go from lovely to obnoxious little sod in the space of a breath? (Because I asked him to go to bed, that's why - obvs.) I'm currently watching tennis before I go upstairs for Round 2 (aka "Turn your light off!")

<cbf> at MidiLetUs - RTFList!!

shock apricot at the car locking itself. Is that a normal thing for it to do? I locked myself out once by shutting the boot with the keys inside it. The useless Green Flag said that they couldn't come out without a postcode.... I was at a specific location in a small village, it was very much WTF?! I didn't bother renewing my membership after that. Thank goodness you were on hand to rescue MrA. Hopefully your hip is ok - I would get the HBFs to do some work on you it - lots of different positions and stretching will be needed I expect.

Back to tennis - Kygrios match - his opponent seems to have a 70's porn star moustache confused - that's obviously the reason he lost. grin

LetUsPrey Tue 02-Jul-19 21:46:19

DS2 is not taking the football well, although there’s a few minutes left.

<glare> at MiniHelen. Sounds just like DS2.

I saw the guy with the impressive moustache earlier grin

I really really need an early night, so I expect to be still pissing about close to midnight.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 02-Jul-19 22:48:06

Ditto re. early night - so a put a cake in the oven which will not be ready until 11pm hmm

And DS is just lovely again now - I went up to do lights out and he had fallen asleep already, so was angelic and perfect, etc etc.

Boo to the football. sad

LetUs - I thought you had Netflix? Isn't Lucifer on there?

LetUsPrey Tue 02-Jul-19 22:55:31

Cake though. That’s worth a bit of a late night.

No Netflix here so haven’t seen this latest series of Lucifer sad

I need to put a wash on ready for the morning, then it’s hayloft.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 02-Jul-19 23:19:24

shock [horror] at not having seen Lucifer. grin

We don't have Netflix or Amazon, so... <gazes at blank TV screen>

Cake still not ready, FFS...

LetUsPrey Wed 03-Jul-19 07:59:18

Morning wenches.

I know Helen, poor poor me. I’m sure Lucifer can demonstrate some highlights <ylt>, although perhaps keep him away from all the straw

I took the cake out of the oven for you. I think there were mice inside the oven though because it seems to have been nibbled - very neatly with a knife blush

Beautifully sunny here and I’ve got a wash out.

Hope your hip’s okay after that walk yesterday Apricot.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Wed 03-Jul-19 08:06:48

<arf> at mice with knives in my oven. grin
It's banana loaf with apricot<nto>
<puts plates out on tables>

Have a good day all - hot an sunny again here...

FancyFancy Wed 03-Jul-19 09:03:34

Seems to be very busy at work atm, then delayed because of traffic on the way home, then FancyMan was round yesterday evening. Am getting sooooo behind with chores <sighs> <prats about online>

Must get off to work. Laters......

ApricotCrush Wed 03-Jul-19 17:58:01

Afternoon. DH has gone to the caravan golfing for a few days. smile

I have no idea about Lucifer. No Netflix or Amazon here either.

Yes Helen, you close the car door and walk away and it locks itself and turns the door mirrors inwards. Then when you come back as long as you have the fob you can just open the door without having to unlock it. All well and good until something like yesterday happens. hmm

I travelled around the area when I was at work pre-DC and I was always locking myself out of the car. In the end I had three sets of keys, using one and having two spare sets in my bag. You can guess what happened. I locked the keys AND the bag in the car on one occasion. grin

Beautiful day here. I was lying in the garden topless when the air ambulance came over very low, obviously going to land somewhere. blush It seems there has been a bad accident up the road. Hope everyone is alright. sad

<takes slice of Helen's cake>

LetUsPrey Wed 03-Jul-19 19:17:08

Evening wenches.

<waves magic wand <nae> to make Fancy’s chores be complete>

<has —another— slice of cake>

Apricot grin at locking everything in the car. Hope the accident near you wasn’t too bad and phew at the air ambulance landing safely and not being distracted

Having loads of fun with DS2 and his homework. I honestly don’t know what to do anymore sad. He’s obviously going to get more next year and will still be struggling. Poor thing is getting so frustrated and then gets very angry sad

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Wed 03-Jul-19 20:09:56

<cwtch> for MiniLetUs sad and [HBF-wth-magic-wand<tae>] for LetUs

Hurrah for peace, quiet, and unchallenged decisions about what to watch/eat etc for Apricot

I am watching Tennis. to be fair it's more on in the background, I'm not actually watching it.

DS has a special event thing at school tomorrow and has had a checklist for a few weeks of what he needs. DH said he would check through it. DH has checked through it... 15 minutes before he needed to go out (because I loudly told DS that we needed to go through the list before he watched any more TV), and... you know where this is heading don't you? FFS. Fortunately, a quick trip up the road for DF and the missing item has been borrowed by me and brought home just as DH heads out the door. Bloody 'Mental Load' and oblivious DH.
<le winge sigh>

LetUsPrey Wed 03-Jul-19 22:23:32

Oh FFAS MrHelen angry. Sounds similar to DH who on his way out tonight asked me was I not going to go and help DS2 then with his homework.

<remembers MrApricot’s comments re The Killers> I do hope he doesn’t lose too many golf balls and doesn’t go over par by too many shots grin. Extra HBFs round to Apricot’s in the meantime.

Heading to the hayloft very soon where Brandon and his magic wand will show me the many wonders of his sleight of hand technique.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Wed 03-Jul-19 23:00:15

FFAs indeed. And I too am heading for the hayloft.


SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 04-Jul-19 07:59:16

<pours out brew >

Have a good day all.

LetUsPrey Thu 04-Jul-19 08:02:04

Morning wenches.

<sweeps out old straw>
<breaks open new bales and scatters straw>

Can you just spread that patch of straw later Helen? I had to work around you and Athos. And I hope Kylo’s got some air conditioning under that cloak or Wicked’s going to be rather warm under there in this weather.

Sunny and warm again. Washing is out. I can’t be arsed. Nothing changes grin

FancyFancy Thu 04-Jul-19 08:43:34

Arrrgggh, don't mention washing, I should have done some.

Still rather busy at work - we all are, so need to get my head down today a get through as much as possible.

<cwtches to you & DS letus>

ApricotCrush Thu 04-Jul-19 17:06:03

Afternoon wenches. Another beautiful day here. DD came here to sunbathe as she's having decking put up in her garden. Nice to have a catch up. smile

Hope everywench has had a good day, DHs help when asked and DCs do as they're told. hmm

LetUsPrey Thu 04-Jul-19 19:14:23

Evening wenches. Thanks for the kind thoughts and wishes re DS2 wenches.

Hope you managed to get your head down <tae> Fancy and hope even more that there were HBFs involved grin

Oh a catch up with your DD whilst sunbathing sounds such a lovely way to spend the day Apricot.

I am glued to the tennis. Vamos Rafa!

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Thu 04-Jul-19 19:26:54

I need cake

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 04-Jul-19 19:53:26

Rafa is Vamos-ing
<keeps fingers crossed>

So today I have biked about 6 miles. Or maybe 10. Not sure. Then we went swimming tonight, which was a bit tiring but the pool was blissful - felt horribly cold when I got in and them just wonderfully cool once I was actually swimming. I think my legs might be a bit tired tomorrow though.

Hope that Fancy got through lots of HBFs today grin

(3 match points...)

LetUsPrey Thu 04-Jul-19 20:06:32

<passes cake to Wicked>

That’s a lot of exercise Helen! You’ll be needing a thorough thigh rubdown from HBFs.

Excellent tennis!

I need to get off the settee and do something.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 04-Jul-19 22:40:59

Hayloft for me...
<burrows into fresh straw>

LetUsPrey Fri 05-Jul-19 07:40:27

Morning wenches.

Another warm day here again. I’m playing the “this time last week” game when I was off to Cardiff. I need to play the “this time in three weeks” game when we go away. I’d better made lists <nto>

But first I’d better deal with DS2 being very much not a morning person.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Fri 05-Jul-19 07:49:11

brewfor everyone, including mini-LetUs?

Cooler here today - lots of high cloud and enough of a breeze for bits of the garden to be wafting about...

FancyFancy Fri 05-Jul-19 08:59:12

Morning - thank god it's Friday, still busy at work, so ought to get moving! Laters....

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Fri 05-Jul-19 17:13:49

Finally Friday. Worked like an animal for two weeks now. Only one more week and then holiday!

I got a voucher for free chocolate from the supermarket because of my birthday that I collected today smile

Hope all wenches have a lovely evening wine

ApricotCrush Fri 05-Jul-19 17:49:59

Evening. Still gorgeous weather here, but not so good tomorrow, when DH will be home with loads of washing. hmm

Yay for holidays. smile

wine for all you hard workers.

<pinches some of WW's chocolate>

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Fri 05-Jul-19 18:06:41

Watching Return to Eden. So fun watching the fashion and makeup of the 80's grin

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Fri 05-Jul-19 19:06:15

Watching en ep of Midsomer about rugby. Short shorts and lots of lovely thighs on display, and firm arses grin

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Fri 05-Jul-19 19:17:50

Evening. Have had another day of biking today, followed by Badminton shortly. I and going to be knackered by the end of the day and DH wants to invite friends over for a BBQ tomorrow. <side-eyes tip that is our house>

Have you had a lovely peaceful week Apricot?

<looks at clock>
<runs to get changed and out the door>

LetUsPrey Fri 05-Jul-19 21:03:23

Evening wenches. <turns airblade on Wicked>

We all deserve wine (alcoholic or not) and cake and chocolate - hurrah for free birthday chocolate - and of course many, many, many HBFs.

Didn’t do the exercisething today as I was completely knackered. Hoping it’ll be cooler tomorrow and I’ll go out then. Perhaps I’ll get your cooler weather Apricot and you can still get the washing out.

Have been enjoying the tennis this evening.

Have to take DS1 shopping for holiday stuff tomorrow to NearbyBigTown. I’ve told him we’re going “first thing” as I want to be there by 9. The look of sheer horror on his face grin

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Fri 05-Jul-19 22:50:50

<arf> at poor DS1 LetUs

I am pooped, and a cat is trying to sleep on me. <borrows airblade, for reasons of hot-water-cat provide unnecessary heat>

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Fri 05-Jul-19 23:05:49

Oh FFS...
Kitchen Wildlife...
Not so much the kitchen, but Inconvenient Cat has brought a mouse in, and it has taken refuge inside the hoover.
The hoover is now sitting in a large cardboard box waiting for the mouse to emerge. Inconvenient Cat is prowling about and chirruping. FFS...
(There's a moose loose about this hoose... except hopefully it's a safely contained mouse, and not loose at all.)

FancyFancy Sat 06-Jul-19 00:07:28

<snoort> soz helen, hope the mouse issue is solved soon.

Got through a fair amount of work today - have brought some home to do to try to get a head start on next week. Not done any this evening mind - have spent some time watching Tom Ellis working out on Youtube exercise videos......

LetUsPrey Sat 06-Jul-19 07:47:53

Morning wenches.

It would have been helpful for the mouse to do the hoovering Helen, rather than just taking refuge inside it.

Don’t be working too hard Fancy <stern>. Although you seem to have the right idea with combining work with exercise. Perhaps I should watch exercise videos to erm inspire and encourage me to do my exercisething.

Brain yesterday at work: you’ll have to type that simple word several times before you get it right. No you can’t go to sleep yet.

Brain at 4.30 this morning: OMG where are the passports? Can you remember? What if you can’t find them? What if one of them’s expired? WHERE ARE THEY? AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Thanks brain.

Put a wash on last night to finish nice and early so it can go out before I go shopping, and I can put another one on. It’s fucking raining. WTF.

Breakfast and then shower with Flowers.

FancyFancy Sat 06-Jul-19 11:37:43

Morning (just)
Must get ready & take DD to the opticians - laters!

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Sat 06-Jul-19 13:04:56

Started working at 7, so tired, and after work I went for a short lie down and fell asleep, woke up two hours later confused

ApricotCrush Sat 06-Jul-19 14:59:50

Afternoon. Raining here too, after I did a wash load. angry

Oh God, the bed linen from the caravan is a nightmare. I like to wash the stuff from one visit, take it next time we go and then leave beds made up for whoever's going next. It NEVER works. DH has come home with one fitted single sheet instead of two and one pillowcase short. He says that's strange because he seemed to be a pillow short when he was tidying up. How the fuck do you lose a pillow?

The same thing happened last year after DS was there. Another pillow vanished. confused I think I'll give up and let everyone sort their own bedlinen out.

Hope the mouse has reappeared Helen. Also hope that your weather is better than ours for your BBQ.

Did you find the passports LetUs?

ApricotCrush Sat 06-Jul-19 15:19:17

Oh, didn't answer your question Helen. Yes, very peaceful week but although I set myself various jobs to do, they're still undone. hmm I'm supposed to be sorting out PPI on various accounts don't know where to start and I'm not paying anyone to do it , house insurance and other financial stuff. Aargh!

LetUsPrey Sat 06-Jul-19 16:25:17

Passports were exactly where they should be and are all well in date, so thanks for that brain.

Shopping went as expected with DS1. Eventually managed to get him to try some stuff on after he’d turned loads of other stuff down I got a few bits and then I’ve been out with DH —who won’t stop taking— and got some more things.

Has the mouse been released back into the wild Helen?

Perhaps my Dog-a-like optician has made his way to your part of the world Fancy?

That does sound a wonderful nap Wicked. You obviously needed it.

And how do you lose a pillow?! The mind boggles. Money Saving Expert have probably got template letters and stuff for PPI things.

Am enjoying the tennis. LittleSis is there and I keep spotting her in the crowd grin

FancyFancy Sat 06-Jul-19 16:55:52

Sadly not letus!
Re the tennis watching, I'm impressed you have eyes for anything other than tanned legs tbf.....

LetUsPrey Sat 06-Jul-19 17:23:43

It was a women’s match grin and looking at their legs makes me both impressed and jealous.

I need to go and try the stuff on that I bought. It doesn’t generally go well.

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Sat 06-Jul-19 18:09:49

Where are you going since you need passports Letus?

LetUsPrey Sat 06-Jul-19 19:10:24

We’re off to Turkey in a few weeks or so, where it will be a bazillion degrees. And I shall lie in the sun —under a parasol—, eyes closed, headphones on, imagining HBFs in all manner of situations.

FancyFancy Sun 07-Jul-19 00:31:00

Just watched episode 2 of Summer of Rockets. Is it just me, or is it, erm a pile of bobbins?

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-19 08:55:45

Morning wenches.

The first two episodes were a bit slow I thought Fancy, but it does pick up and improve. We’ve done four in total so far and the last two of those were better.

I’m starting Beecham House now while I have my breakfast. Then exercisething this morning, and sportingactivity with DS1.

FancyFancy Sun 07-Jul-19 10:45:25

That's good to know letus, if the story picks up it may detract from the stilted dialogue! Interested to see what you think of Beecham House - am tempted to watch as it looks frothy and diverting I want a faf report

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-19 10:56:27

Have done ep1 Beecham House. Gorgeous scenery, very colourful, setting up a storyline nicely albeit a bit obviously IYSWIM, Rochefort is indeed in it, some lovely costumes —big coats, breeches (I think, don’t hold me to that), Tom Bateman is an HBF—

Have done the exercise thing and am shortly heading out with DS1.

FancyFancy Sun 07-Jul-19 11:05:11

Oh he was in Vanity Fair. May give it a try - looks like it could be a good accompaniment to the ironing....

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Sun 07-Jul-19 11:49:06

Morning all.

I had a machine-full of washing-to-be-done yesterday and DH wanted a BBQ, so yes - of course it tipped down until 5pm. So we had a mild-fading-to-chilly BBQ in the evening, and I did the washing this morning.

FFS at vanishing pillows and missing bedding apricot. That's very irritating.

The mouse, as far as I know, has (hopefully) left the hoover - I should really get it back in from the shed - or at least, onto the patio where I can plug it in and check that no mouse comes flying out!

You holiday plans sound fabulous LetUs - imagining HBFs in all manner of situations.... I shall just take a moment...

(In fact I'll take such long moment I'll forget to hit 'post')
<rolls eyes at self>

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-19 13:23:59

I suspect it will be excellent ironing accompaniment

grin at mouse whizzing out of hoover. I imagine it zooming out, squeaking “wheeeeeeeee”!

No surprise that HBF moments made everything else fall away

HBI in attendance
Don’t go in too hard at first
I can insert my hand if you move your hips
Being flexible is a help

Usual Sunday treats of homework and ironing but with a nice visit to parents.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Sun 07-Jul-19 13:31:14

<reads HBI comments>
<falls over>

I need to feed DS...

ApricotCrush Sun 07-Jul-19 17:49:53

Afternoon. Lovely day, lots of washing and ironing done.

grin at HBI.

We've finished Summer of Rockets, I thought it was a bit meh to be honest. I don't think the drama is terribly good at the moment. Killing Eve is getting a bit boring because you know what's coming every time Villanelle is alone with someone, and there doesn't seem to be much plot. Wasn't keen on Gentleman Jack. Haven't tried Beecham House, but it does look a bit like Downton Abbey in India, particularly with Mrs. Patmore, although Tom Bateman does look good.

Oooh, we went to Turkey a few years ago LetUs. I'll skim over the fact that the temperature was in the mid-40s, and we got the trots, although I think they've sorted out the water problem now, BUT we had a Turkish bath and then my sister-in-law and I paid extra for a massage and it was absolutely amazing. It was a guy that did it, and he wasn't particularly FAF but it was so, so relaxing. Best massage ever.

Hope the mouse is ok.

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-19 19:38:21

I’m persevering with Gentleman Jack. Perhaps eight episodes was too many —for me—

Hopefully the drama will improve in the autumn and winter. Poldark will be back soon.

This will be the third time I’ve been to Turkey, although I’ve never been in July before. The massage sounds incredible.

I’m on ep3 of Beecham House. He has a brother. Also tall. Also attractive. Good —fictional— genes.

Not done the ironing yet. Best to spread the excitement throughout the day.

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Sun 07-Jul-19 20:07:32

Monday tomorrow. Yuk. The good thing though is that I'm off work for four weeks after this working week.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Sun 07-Jul-19 21:19:40


shock and envy at 4 weeks off work! You lucky thing wicked grin

Mouse. Oh - forgot about that. The hoover is still in the shed. Oh well - it can come in tomorrow confused grin

I'm sure I read an interview with the writer that said Beecham House was inspired by Downton Abbey <googles...> Yes - it was referenced in terms of her adapting western stuff to an India take on it - e.g. Pride and Prejudice to Bride and Prejudice.

We're watching Top Gear, which is quite entertaining with the new/current line-up.

In other news, I finally finished Aramis' Secret Diaries...

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-19 22:34:44

Have you lots planned for your four weeks off Wicked?

New Top Gear is an improvement.

I’ve been watching a film called This Beautiful Fantastic. Andrew Scott’s in it.

I’ve also been getting lost in Pinterest looking for —pictures of Brandon— ideas for sister’s wedding.

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-19 22:35:17

And later I may do a spot of reading.....

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Sun 07-Jul-19 23:00:21

Hayloft for me...

LetUsPrey Sun 07-Jul-19 23:46:45

And me. Bit stuffy tonight so you’ll only be needing Athos’s Summer cloak as a cover Helen.

LetUsPrey Mon 08-Jul-19 08:00:15

Morning wenches.

Another sunny day, although I think we’ve got rain on and off for the rest of the week.

Film was entirely predictable but very lovely and AS was gorgeous.

Not really feeling it today so I think I’ll hide in the hayloft and feel HBFs instead.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Mon 08-Jul-19 08:01:10

I think I'll only be needing Athos, never mind a cloak wink Obvs will have to incorporate the cloak to spare your blushes - it makes a perfectly adequate curtain...

Warm and sunny here, have a good day all...

FancyFancy Mon 08-Jul-19 11:15:40

Morning. Escaped fairly lightly with the sleepover last night - not many stayed over in the end, so not too late a night.

Four weeks off ww? You are so lucky envy - do you have plans for all that time off?

Excellent HBI comments there letus & I like the idea of Downtown Abbey in India - perfect ironing tv.

Started Catch 22 last night & thought it was pretty good. Quite a lot of topless young men and a few bare arses in the distance.

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Mon 08-Jul-19 17:55:52

I plan to sleep and drink pink fizz grin Oh, and I'm also doing a mammogram confused

ApricotCrush Mon 08-Jul-19 18:27:10

Afternoon. Miserable day here, although still warm.

Will read Aramis' Secret Diaries tomorrow Helen.

That sounds lovely WW, not the mammogram of course. I don't get them any more, they don't bother with you after a certain age. hmm

LetUsPrey Mon 08-Jul-19 20:24:06

Evening wenches. Sunshine didn’t last long. Been raining on and off since early afternoon.

I know mammograms are worth it but blimey they’re eye watering. Concentrate on the pink fizz.

Good idea using the cloak as a curtain Helen.

Friend of mine was saying similar the other day Apricot - get to a certain age and it’s a bit “let’s not bother with that for you” hmm

<checks TV guide thing for Catch 22>

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Mon 08-Jul-19 21:59:07

Evening. No rain here (yet?) Think it's forecast for Wednesday last time I checked - which could well mean rain tomorrow by now, the way that forecasts go.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Mon 08-Jul-19 22:08:11

We're watching 'Horizon: Honest Supermarket' on BBC2 - it's a bit worrying and also predictable (supermarkets disguising as much as possible behind marketing)

LetUsPrey Mon 08-Jul-19 23:52:26

We saw some of that Helen. Interesting in parts, seen it before in others.

Finished Summer of Rockets. Glad I finished it. Weirdly DH enjoyed it more than I did.

Need to head to the hayloft.

LetUsPrey Tue 09-Jul-19 08:08:48

Morning wenches. Bit dull, bit rainy. I’d suggest all wenches stay in the Tav today.

Am straight out after work today. Hoping I can leave work a little bit early to get home, get changed, pick up friend, and get an early train!

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 09-Jul-19 08:11:29

Morning. Bit dull, no rain as yet. Need to check forecast for tomorrow...

I seem to be ready stupid early. i'm sure I must have forgotten something.

ApricotCrush Tue 09-Jul-19 14:24:30

Afternoon. Dull but warm here. I did a bit of gardening, well, pruning and tidying this morning as it's bin day tomorrow.

OOOOOOOOOOOH Helen, the beard has gone. shock sad shock sad He's fitting something in <nlt> between Rosmersholm and Strike but won't say what it is. Apparently.

LetUsPrey Tue 09-Jul-19 17:42:29

Evening wenches.

Hope you’d remembered everything Helen

Rain rain rain today. With some rain. I feel this is in part due to the fact that I’m going to a gig tonight and it’s outside. At least it’s not cold I suppose. Not getting as early a train as planned.

Hmm not sure about that pic. Wonder what he’s up to other than wenches of course

ApricotCrush Tue 09-Jul-19 17:54:01

Oh, have a lovely evening LetUs. Hope it doesn't rain.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 09-Jul-19 19:26:16

Watching tennis....

hmm at missing beard. Obviously we have been complaining about stubble rash a bit too much. <grumbles> Still, as long as he fits us in <ylt>

Fingers crossed that LetUs doesn't get washed away tonight...

<gets back to tennis>

FancyFancy Tue 09-Jul-19 19:42:35

Ooh, looking forward to reading that helen grin

Enjoy the pink fizz ww and the gig letus!

Am trying to summon the energy to do some chores.....

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 09-Jul-19 20:12:40

I vote for summoning the HBFs fancy grin

Hurrah for Tennis result grin

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Tue 09-Jul-19 21:16:24

Have fun Letus wine

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Tue 09-Jul-19 22:53:56

FFS - I have had a refund on my new not-unlocked phone... which I bought during their sale... so now I can't get a replacement without paying £30 more. FFAS angry WTAF didn't they just unlock it and send it back to me?!
On the plus side, I didn't send the charging cable back (because I thought I was getting the phone back) so now I have a spare charging cable. I'd still rather have the new phone though.
<strops off to bed>

LetUsPrey Tue 09-Jul-19 23:52:41

Am home. Am knackered. Had a brilliant time and it didn’t rain —much—!

Will catch up in the morning.

I will need some sort of rub down for my old aching neck, back, hips and legs. HBFs I’ll be waiting in the hayloft.

LetUsPrey Wed 10-Jul-19 07:43:23

Morning wenches.

FFAS at phone or not phone as the case may be Helen. Hope you get something sorted soon.

<erects <ooooo matron> large gazebo thing for wenches to shelter from the summer rain with HBFs>

Hurrah for tennis last night!

So there was a bit of a palaver with friend getting back home yesterday afternoon and then there was a problem with the trains and we had a much longer walk from a different station so it was a lot busier when we got to the venue, but the band were excellent as usual and there was a wonderful friendly atmosphere. Bit achy this morning <looks meaningfully at HBFs>

ApricotCrush Wed 10-Jul-19 08:04:30


Boo at phone palaver and yay for good concert in spite of problems.

Helen & Co. have a wonderful day and keep us posted.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Wed 10-Jul-19 08:14:16

Mooooooooooooorning... It is doing the rainy thing here, but the weather forecast assures me that the venue for today's mini-meet does not have rain. hmm Seem hard to imagine give what's outside at the moment, but I'm sure it will be fiiiiine... <throws on floaty summer dress and prepares to channel the deeply fashionable ^Drowned Rat& look grin >

Have a lovely day all smile

Hurrah for getting to the gig and not getting too wet LetUs - I'm sure that I told the HBFs to be ready and waiting for you in the hayloft LetUs

FancyFancy Wed 10-Jul-19 08:40:34

Have a fabulous time helen, we all look forward to your report!
DD & I are going into London after work tonight, so I will wave in your general direction grin

LetUsPrey Wed 10-Jul-19 20:58:48

Evening wenches.

I’m sure Wicked left a wine out last night. <looks around> Ah yes, there it is. And you did indeed ensure HBFs were in the hayloft Helen - thank you.

Hope you’ve stayed dry Helen and had a wonderful mini-meet!

Also hope Fancy and FancyDD are having a fab time in that there London.

<puts out pink fizz>
<puts out delicious cordials>
<puts out more wine>
<puts out a stylish, insulated jug of warm water>

ApricotCrush Wed 10-Jul-19 22:21:28

Yes, hope the wenches had a good mini-meet and look forward to hearing all about it,

Thank you LetUs for the warm water. <mixes it with wine> grin

LetUsPrey Thu 11-Jul-19 07:55:32

Morning wenches.

You’re welcome Apricot grin

I was knackered last night and was in the hayloft for just after 10pm!

It’s sunny this morning but it’s not fooling me as there’s rain forecast.

We’ll need a new thread soon. My brain’s not up to the task at the moment.

<snuggles back under HBFs and hay>

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 11-Jul-19 08:53:55

Morning. Had a fab day yesterday (apart from the bit where I ate an apricot<nto> on the train and squirted apricot juice down my front, in bright orange splodges on the white material shock Got most of it out with water and tissues, but argh). Was lovely to see elk & Anne.

Hope there's no rain today because I've sent DS off without a raincoat confused

ApricotCrush Thu 11-Jul-19 15:56:31

Afternoon. Glad you had a good day yesterday Helen, apart from the apricot. grin

Can't think of anything for new thread. Aargh!

ApricotCrush Thu 11-Jul-19 20:57:25


SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 11-Jul-19 21:07:33


Have been out with DS and now trying to get him up to bed.

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 11-Jul-19 21:08:45

Oh FFS, I must remember to check that no-one done a new thread before I post one... just ignore mine OK?

Wench (and HBF) cock-ups are traditional after all.

WickedWenchOfTheNorth Thu 11-Jul-19 21:15:16


SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 11-Jul-19 21:22:44

Best finish the thread so that we can move on to the CORRECT NEW THREAD

SisterHelenoftheEternalCatchUp Thu 11-Jul-19 21:25:25

Athos is mine and no-one can disagree!!! (on this thread anyway)


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