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A Crepey is not just for Christmas...

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oldqueencrepey Wed 30-Jan-13 08:43:47

It had to be done.
Phew that feels better.
Over here crepeys. All very welcome (but only if you're crepey).

wilbur Fri 01-Feb-13 11:59:53

sad about the job, MI. It's hard to think about pastures new at this cold and dark time of year as well, but I know you will find something.

Snort at your birthday treat, stropps - serves you right for being so fit.

I have heard good things about linseed too, for hormones, will def get some to add to my stash of supplements to sure all ills. Not that I am a sucker for a snake oil salesman or anything...

motherinferior Fri 01-Feb-13 13:52:40

I have just spent a very wet morning interviewing a fairly amazing couple of foster carers, who've been on holiday in NZ with profoundly disabled kids. Really, really interesting. And inspiring. Now finishing a different feature, and generally trying to earn a bit of cash grin

Blackduck Fri 01-Feb-13 16:07:58

Just had fab day with old college friends - makes up for duff birthday! Lovely presents, great company and food!

Thanks Stropps will put linseed in breakfast yoghurt (think I have done this before....

CointreauVersial Fri 01-Feb-13 17:29:10

Wilbur - have a good trip!

bigTillyMint Fri 01-Feb-13 18:59:18

Happy Trip, Wilbur!

Glad you had a great day, BD, next Friday will be just as fab!

I'm off out with a group of friends tonight - TGIFsmile

Herbs, where do you buy your miso soup? Chinese supermarket?

Stropperella Fri 01-Feb-13 18:59:37

NEWSFLASH: Stropps in £4.90 trousers are completely fine and fit really well shocker!*

* But they are a bit thin for the current weather

bigTillyMint Fri 01-Feb-13 19:16:16

Watch out for a rush on the Uniqlo websitegrin

Blackduck Sat 02-Feb-13 09:07:25

Hello ladies, just dragging us back onto page 1 ;)
Have a good trip Wilbur!

I have a long weekend head (off on Monday too) so am planning shopping, cooking, reading and things. Choir next Tuesday -woo hoo - actually really looking forward to it.
Happy weekend Crepeys.

motherinferior Sat 02-Feb-13 14:50:52

DD1 is 12 today.

I have done a LOT of cooking...

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 02-Feb-13 14:58:24

Happy Birthday to the elder Inferiorette! The Schadenfraulein is 12 next week. We went out this morning to get her birthday present and had lunch out. The Larger Schadenfraulein was playing basketball.

I did do as badly as I feared in the interview, Hags. Let's hope the next one goes better.

motherinferior Sat 02-Feb-13 15:06:46

Oh no, MrsS, have you had feedback? Stuff it. That wasn't the job you wanted, remember? (But I hope they get very itchy bottoms in any case.)

Soberingly, TWO people I knew slightly - both mainly in touch through FB - have died; just found out about the second one. Both women, one slightly older and one slightly younger than me. It is a wake-up call to stop feeling sorry for myself and live tipsily in the moment.

bigTillyMint Sat 02-Feb-13 16:08:09

Oh MrsSsad Was it that bad? And Aas MI says, you are wanting the next one more...

Sorry to hear about the deaths - I agree - we need to make the most of the time we have as anything could happen smile

Happy Birthdays to the girls - DS will be 12 in about 6 weeks. God knows what he will want to do to celebrate! Eeek!

Blackduck Sat 02-Feb-13 17:46:18

Oh MrsS sorry to hear that - anything positive/useful you can take from the feedback?

Happy Birthday to various offspring!!

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 02-Feb-13 21:06:06

It was someone I know who was the main interviewer. She is not sending me the feedback until after my next interview, but said "it just wasn't you in that chair." She also said she thought the other job was a better fit for me and that I need to get out of working for international organisations (I agree) and do something different. A plus was that I was the only person of my grade to be interviewed (it would have been promotion for me) - everyone else was already in the grade.

DH eats flaxseed every morning as part of his bonkers diet healthy eating regime, and says you have to grind them or you don't get the benefits and they pass straight through your system. When he was extolling the virtues of flaxseeds to his mother she said "Don't give me that crap. You eat them to get bigger erections. I read about it in my magazine." grin

CointreauVersial Sat 02-Feb-13 21:09:59

MrsS - my mum also grinds her linseeds, citing the same reasons as your DH. Not sure she's worried about her erection, though....confused

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Blackduck Sun 03-Feb-13 08:33:09

MrsS really sounds like you weren't on form, hopefully it will turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Would the next job be back in the UK? When's the interview?
I have a friend over for the weekend, they were all told to be work on Monday for a meeting - he thinks redundancies are on the cards - shitty that they tell them this Friday night leaving them with the whole weekend to worry....

bigTillyMint Sun 03-Feb-13 09:53:51

Yes, that's crap BD.

Well, only 5 sleeps to gosmile

Quiet here ATM as DH has taken DS off to play a match and DD is just back from a sleepover and finishing homework before she goes out to meet her boyfriend...

Stropperella Sun 03-Feb-13 10:24:07

I have been eating linseeds every day for 15 years. Without them, my digestive tract apparently ceases to function. I had 3 days off about 18 months ago and it took my guts a week to get back to normal afterwards. A different type of addiction, I suppose. grin I used to take them in the form of oil, but I rely on my teeth to crush at least a proportion of my daily portion now, seeing as the oil is rather expensive.

And that concludes today's TMI section of my post. grin

Sorry to hear about the job, MrsS, but good luck with the next interview.

Re: wake up calls - I have found my overall outlook on life quite changed by dh's cancer diagnosis. Yes, I still get depressed by my appalling mediocrity etc but I am better at noting the good bits whilst they are actually happening. Also "Could be worse" is a more useful mantra than I used to think it was. Last week there was a horrible accident at a local showjumping event in which a Yr13 from dd's school died. The poor girl fell off her horse and took a kick to the head. She was a very talented horsewoman and part of the school team that had recently competed in the National Schools Equestrian Championship and come 6th.

Stropperella Sun 03-Feb-13 10:25:37

So I am tending to focus more on trying not to "sweat the small stuff", as they say.

bigTillyMint Sun 03-Feb-13 10:31:52

Oh how sad.

You just don't know what life's going to deal you so we should enjoy what we have and do what makes us happy. Within reason, of coursesmile

motherinferior Sun 03-Feb-13 10:46:40

Yes, I am working quite hard on turning things round - I am monitoring the fact I tend to huff a default sigh and say I'm so tired, which immediately makes me even more knackered. Whereas if I tell myself a bracing lie about how I am actually feeling more energised because of Blah and Blah it can, sometimes, fool me.

I did go swimming this morning. And have just invoiced for a cool £840, which is cheering.

Stropperella Sun 03-Feb-13 11:12:31

I have to do the invoicing today, which will be quite a positive experience as we have some new customers (hooray) and we have loads of work in for next month (double hooray). My ma also gave me rather a fat cheque for my b-day (whoop-whoop) and today I am going out for my third b-day meal. Dragging family west to Devon, bracing beach followed by slap-up grub. Have informed dh that this is his treat for me. grin I feel I have got maximum mileage out of my b-day this year, unlike in previous years.

I'm not a very weepy person, but I did shed some tears over that poor Y13 girl and her family. So desperately sad.

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