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October 2010, Here We Go Again

(223 Posts)
LentilAsAnything Tue 01-Jan-13 22:39:13

Hello, October Mamas!
Make yourself comfortable!

NoBusinessLikeSnowBusiness Thu 24-Jan-13 00:01:01

It's FT here! Felt like a bit of a seasonal name change. It has been snow business too, very unusual for here. I've become a bit of a winter convert in fact (for proper winter). Aw, Spring, he sounds lovely. I watched Call the Midwife on catch up the other day and got a bit broody looking at the little babsies. However, the thought of having a two-year-old running around in three years or so definitely quelled the broodiness. She's lovely but oh my goodness. I do agree though that toddlers are probably less stressful than teenagers because at least you can pick them up and take them if necessary. I'm a bit fearful of the teenage years....

I wish I could give DD her own oom. She's currently not going to sleep easily at all and I think would be easier apart from ds as he now has a nightlight and she doesn't seem to settle while it's on unless she's completely shattered. To be fair, neither of them have had much outdoor exercise in the past few days, so she might be better tomorrow as it's dry and I'm off work and can run her ragged grin.

SpectresandSpooks Thu 24-Jan-13 20:36:03

The same was true for me when I was little Snowbusiness. My sister used to not go to sleep until about midnight. She was perfectly well behaved but her circadian rhythm was suited to sleeping late and getting up late. So she kept me, a sleep monster, up. My mum moved all the dining room furniture into the sitting room and my bed etc was moved to the dining room which worked perfectly. Are there enough rooms in your house or is the layout workable for re/roleing an oom to be an option?

DD is being a little cutie in nursery. She was discovered slow dancing with a little boy to music earlier. They were holding hands and swaying to the music smile.

Oodsigma Thu 24-Jan-13 20:44:44

Dd3 is just mastering the Hokey Cokey!

Had the veggie haggis tonight , was yum. Dd3 devoured loads and she's not normally up for veggie meals.

SpectresandSpooks Thu 24-Jan-13 21:12:41

It is good isn't it. DD currently has a thing for vegan frankfurters but won't eat the skin which is barely a skin and makes dissecting them a tad fiddly.

LentilAsAnything Fri 25-Jan-13 14:06:35

Ooh, maybe you'll all turn vegan! smile

SpectresandSpooks Fri 25-Jan-13 19:11:51

I got the vegan society stand at the NEC hospitality show all excited when I went to see them on Wednesday. They thought it was exciting given who I work for and was representing, but I went for my own selfish reasons and picked up an animal free directory. They were all lovely. Me and my colleague are looking at getting the students to tackle different dietary requirements and actually be challenged to cook things like a 3 course vegan meal or buffet. At the moment they are taught about different diets and religious requirements but its all theory and no practise until they get confronted with it when they begin to work for real. We're also getting them to understand exactly where the food comes from and the process to get it to their kitchen through visits. It's working well so far.

LentilAsAnything Fri 25-Jan-13 20:26:31

Ooh! Great! smile
What exactly is your job, or are you not allowed to say?

NoBusinessLikeSnowBusiness Fri 25-Jan-13 23:15:01

Is everyone else eating more in this cold snap? I just seem to have lost the brakes in the evenings a bit once the kids are asleep! It could be the fact that since Christmas and DS's birthday there's been lots of stuff hanging around which I'm working my way through but I'm getting a bit worried. It's not too excessive but I have just had two different types of cake (in a tin since the party...) after having a few nuts and Pombears (party, honest) with my wine. I do always give up chocolate, cakes crisps and sweets (not that I eat them now but I still include them in the list) in a hangover from my Catholic childhood during lent and I have to say I'm really looking forward to it now. I find it a good period of time and the right time of year. It's my birthday in two days as well so I'm still in celebration (? hmm grin) mode.

Ooh, I've just noticed the Scottish smileys smile grin. Happy Burns Night. It's also the Welsh equivalent of Valentines, St Dwynwen's Day, so Dydd Gwyl Dwynwen Hapus to you all too. Have a Welsh snog with your OH if you can (sorry Spectres if yours is away).

SpectresandSpooks Sat 26-Jan-13 10:52:43

No, mine's here! Lent is a useful time of year! Apparently many religios food laws originated out of common sense.
Lentil, I run the school of catering for my service, so we train chefs and stewards.

Oodsigma Sat 26-Jan-13 11:56:39

I'm eating loads though could blame that on baby! I'm b into proper winter warmer food. Lots of soup & potatoes

Tribblewithoutacause Mon 28-Jan-13 16:03:47

Hello again! You've all name changed again, I have no idea who is who. blush

Oodsigma Mon 28-Jan-13 17:26:31

I can't remember who people were before blush

Think nobuisness is floozie, others I can match to RL names but not their old here ones

SpectresandSpooks Mon 28-Jan-13 19:50:11

Lentil = vegan= abfab
Spectres= elsa123
No business=Floozie
Ood= HJ

Hope that helps!

How're you doing Tribble?

Oodsigma Mon 28-Jan-13 19:57:34

Well done spectres smile

I forgot me blush

SpectresandSpooks Mon 28-Jan-13 19:58:24

Everyone else has either kept their name or a semblance of it, or doesn't post much anymore if at all.

LentilAsAnything Mon 28-Jan-13 23:33:48

smile Wow, well done indeed! I think mine is hopefully obviously me, lentil-weaving hippy that I am! Plus I have a public profile.

Hi, Trib, how are you?

I'm cutting back a bit on my online time, btw, but not giving up on this thread completely. Just can't post as much, DS is soooooo busy!

LentilAsAnything Mon 28-Jan-13 23:34:48

This is the only forum I've been on where people regularly name-change!

WaitingForPancakeDay Tue 29-Jan-13 21:45:08

It's Spectres! Just thought I'd name change grin oh, and I really do love pancakes....

LentilAsAnything Tue 29-Jan-13 21:49:16

Mmm, me too! smile Love the new name! I shall think of pancakes often now! Thanks! smile

Oodsigma Wed 30-Jan-13 08:36:08

Mmmm banana and chocolate!

WaitingForPancakeDay Wed 30-Jan-13 12:57:57

Lemon and sugar all the way for meeee but now you mention banana and chocolate hmmmmm

LentilAsAnything Wed 30-Jan-13 12:59:21

Lemon and sugar, and a dollop of maple syrup and ice cream. Vanilla ice cream, no any of the others.

WaitingForPancakeDay Sun 03-Feb-13 23:06:39

Well I suppose it would have been a miracle for me not to have caught the same cold and cough that DD and DH both have. Great to feel rubbish for the start of the week!

LentilAsAnything Sun 03-Feb-13 23:32:13

Oh nooo! Get well soon. x

Oodsigma Mon 04-Feb-13 08:41:47

Hope you are all better soon.

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