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December 2011- <Haddocks> are in the deep freeze as we won't be needing them, no, siree! Grab a <cuppa>.......

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Aethelfleda Thu 20-Sep-12 18:53:02

Shiny new thread: we forgot to discuss the title this time!

<pulls up a chair and offers coffee and tea around>

LittleMissFlustered Sat 22-Sep-12 09:53:45

I can't really afford it either, but if I don't do it I'll be stuck in a rut for years. It's now or neversmile

NorthernChinchilla Sat 22-Sep-12 10:00:49

Morning all. DS has finally gone down for his nap, so I can post. Sheesh, but that child runs me, and everyone else, ragged- he's just on the go and ferretting at everything all the time.

<hands over coffee to LMF>
It's 'Lazy Sunday' blend this morning, Taylor's. The course sounds really interesting, which period of history is it? I definitely think you're best just asking them about it all, they tend to know what's what but can't put it into the prospectus or anything, and the lecturers are 99% of the time happy to sit and discuss it all. Also, it may be that although it's not part time, the amount of time you're required to be in Uni actually in seminars and lectures is pretty minimal, so you could still manage it.

Good for you Kate, they can be total b'stards about it all. We were in the odd position that it was our landlord's agents that tried to diddle us out of our deposit, but because we were in direct contact with the landlord, we approached them and they forced the agent to give us our money back confused!

Hope the viewings go well aethel, and have fun with the ferret racing figgy, sounds awesome.

St Lucia looks beautiful DSM, utterly gorgeous. I often say I'd consider getting married if only because I could wrangle an exotic holiday out it grin! I really want to go to either anywhere in Asia, for the history, and just spend weeks going round temples and whatnot, or for luxury, Hawaii.... But do put some pics on of your tanned self, so I can get some vicarious pleasure!

Sounds tough MissRee- going back to work is hard enough but having to literally work twice as hard is a bit off.

This weekend we are mainly having to go to the shops. We need to do the food shop, the pet food shop, and to go to Bluewater so DP can get his watchstrap sorted. But it's fine with me, it's been a knackering week, what with DP's job stuff, and the car exploding (long story, fixed now). Oh, and my Mum has knitted DS a new cardie which will arrive this morning, so may even take a pic and upload it, as I've got nothing of him in recent months on my profile smile

LittleMissFlustered Sat 22-Sep-12 10:32:44

I can't get finding for full time Northern, and part time will be easier to get childcare for too.

anairofhope Sat 22-Sep-12 10:38:22

Morning everyone grin

I have signed up to be a breastfeeding peer support grin

Aaron is loving school and has made lots of new friends.

Hope enjoyed the play group yeasterday and did lots of crawling and standing and talking.

Hope is in 6 - 9 month old clothes as she is tiny but i have got her 9 - 12 in winter clothes as we walk to school and she is sat in pushchair. I just need to buy cosytoes now.

MissRee Sat 22-Sep-12 10:52:26

We're still pretty much in 3-6 month clothes! Some if her 6-9 fit her but they're stupidly long in the arms and her 6-9 dresses look like tents grin

Good luck with uni LMF I sometimes wish I'd gone for something specific rather than falling into a job on leaving school!

Kitty5824 Sat 22-Sep-12 11:41:32

Seb was wearing a newborn t-shirt yesterday. Fits him perfectly around the shoulders/torso but a bit too short. Will be washed and packed away. Sizing is indeed crazy.

I also find myself in the position that all his 3-6 month trousers now fit perfectly round the waist but are all too short. And for some reason I haven't got any 6-9 month trousers. Just 9-12 month. Which you could fit two of him into.

Thank Bob we're up in Manchester next week. The giant h&m in town, the gap and m&s outlets at the lowry will be gaining some of DH's hard earned cash. wink

Aethelfleda Sat 22-Sep-12 14:29:37

I'm hiding at DBro's, the viewings are done, though one person pulled out due to sudden failure of finances. Still a bit meh about the no syitable properties thing at our end.....

Sounds v exciting <LmF>. and hope the school open day goes well <xiao>!

<drinks extremely large mug of tea. pot and hobnobs are on offer this end>

seven77 Sat 22-Sep-12 17:12:34

Didn't know you were into pot aethel grin. I'll take a hobnob if they're chocolate ones.

LittleMissFlustered Sat 22-Sep-12 17:23:07

Mmmm, hobnobs!

Aethelfleda Sat 22-Sep-12 18:22:55

Afraid the only pot I have is one full of tea (I'm a pillar of the community doncha know, couldn't be doing with anything subversive!)

But the chocolate hobnobs are laced with proplus if that's any help?

Most of DS's clothes are 6-9 and 9-12 months with the occasional large 3-6 t shirt in the mix. He has a big cloth bum so most of his trousers are tracky bottoms or dungarees. Slim fitted trousers are not very compatible with cloth bums!

anairofhope Sat 22-Sep-12 18:24:37

grin @ pot lol

we just got a new flat screen tv and blueray as ours were on the way out for months now and i want to get a wii for xmas for air but i want the fitness games blush

He has been watching iron man cartoons all day but in HD lol

NorthernChinchilla Sat 22-Sep-12 20:10:29

Snurk @ pot, that's one time you don't want to miss out 'of tea' but can understand if houseviewings have reduced you to drugs

Sounds like you're going to go for it then LMF? Really hope it's do-able, let us know what happens- but fingers crossed for you.

That's cool air; the peer support person at the group I went to was lovely- mind you, the only two things I could think were that she looked very well for having four kids in short succession (and looked no older than 35, max, possibly my age) and had amazingly long fake nails for dealing with four kids- can't forget them confused!
But that's a great thing to do- will it be at the local Sure Start?

And Freya will still look cute even if in a tent wink. How're you feeling with the tiredness MissRee, is it subsiding a little now, or still knackering you out?

We've got the weekly shop done, pet food shopping done, and we took DS for a quick trip up to the park. He loves going on the swings, laughs like a drain, it's hilarious.
Have made up a leek, potato, parsnip and ham soup for dinner, and am putting some aside for DS- will hopefully have more success with something that's non-tomato-y. He wolfed his meal at lunchtime, and it was the one homemade thing without it in, and he's getting into the routine (as it's what nursery do) of having his hot meal in the middle of the day.

anairofhope Sat 22-Sep-12 20:42:00

Yes at the local sure start centre but the course doesnt start till January.

LittleMissFlustered Sat 22-Sep-12 21:05:41

I go to a peer support group, it's fun. Our supporter is a pink haired roller-derby girl, she's acegrin

anairofhope Sat 22-Sep-12 21:12:56

Well i was thinking about dyeing my hair but i was thinking green or mocha grin

The bfps people here are more like a social group and have power strugles so it should be fun watching the show as i refuse to compete. But most of the other women are really nice and i get to meet new people and help so im sure it will be ok confused

LittleMissFlustered Sat 22-Sep-12 21:15:54

Our meet is in a coffee shop, and is mostly just a natter. When someone new joins we do our best to communally help, then get on with the cake eating.

anairofhope Sat 22-Sep-12 21:22:05

That sounds good to me smile

I will do a 10 week course then 6 months in baby group at sure centre and then a year on the ward and then i can do antinatle classes or run a group. I will also do a day a week on phone duty. But the course will only go ahead if they get funding but they should be ok till march.

Figgygal Sun 23-Sep-12 07:12:35

Bleurgh 5.15 wake up due to lots of coughing and a poo nappy then 6.45 wake up as he'd decided it was play time he's now sitting on floor eating his daddy's slippers. We have a no tv rule b4 8 so that slipper is in trouble.

Oh my god he just did the loudest longest fart I've ever heard even he looked shocked by it......boys r grim grin

OiMissus Sun 23-Sep-12 09:25:41

Have you seen the video on Facebook? Tis here on you tube:

OiMissus Sun 23-Sep-12 09:37:43

Ali was sick maxi-vomitus last night. DH was trying to get him to sleep, whilst I ate dinner. As soon as I'd finished, I took over. Within a second he had vomited all over me. We were covered. Back, front, sides... We stank! sad but the bath was fun, and he was absolutely fine. grin

LittleMissFlustered Sun 23-Sep-12 12:10:23

Really didn't want to let the minions go to their dad's today. The younger minion is poorly sick. Soon be pick up time thoughsmile

Happy Sunday folkssmile

seven77 Sun 23-Sep-12 14:06:36

Enjoy them when they get home LMF. If weather is as pants there as it is here put on a DVD and snuggle up on the sofa together.

DD hit DS in the face with a car this morning. After i said no and took it off her DH helpfully suggested putting her in the playpen as 'punishment', she's 10 months old FGS! hmm

LittleMissFlustered Sun 23-Sep-12 14:58:36

Ah, teas 'naughty' babies! <rolls eyes while making a cup of tea>

LMF Snuggle up with them later smile

Seven hmm about playpen punishment.

DH has taken us out for Sunday dinner. So I'm sitting with a glass of wine being dictated to by DH hmmangry

NorthernChinchilla Sun 23-Sep-12 15:27:46

We have visited the jeweller's to get DP's watch sorted, and now am watching the footie having munched a BLT. DS has rejected his mother's lovingly made root veg and ham soup, and his father's offer of tuna sandwiches, in favour of poncing several Wotsits off me hmm.

Will try cooking up some food for him this afternoon and hope he'll go for it...sigh.

DPs are slightly mad aren't they seven - mine suggested the reason DS bounced his chin off the table was 'because I was holding onto his hand and unbalancing him'

Right, this washing will not launder itself, more's the pity...

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