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Crepe Expectations

(1001 Posts)
Cremolafoam Sat 03-Aug-13 07:32:19

Will this do?smile

Blackduck Sat 03-Aug-13 08:09:26

Beachy safe driving...

Do has gone to collect ds today from the folks. I intend to have a quiet one, although do need to shop.

bigTillyMint Sat 03-Aug-13 09:14:40

Well done Cremo!

motherinferior Sat 03-Aug-13 09:39:47

I am going to tinker around with some of the work I didn't do yesterday.

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 03-Aug-13 09:53:33

I am unbelievably tired and I don't really know why. Maybe all that cooking from the other night, and I was out last night, but not home late. Or perhaps the overwhelming amount of admin I have to do before leaving France?

beachyhead Sat 03-Aug-13 09:56:35

Found you grin

QueenQueenie Sat 03-Aug-13 10:09:06

The last bit I suspect Mrs S!

motherinferior Sat 03-Aug-13 10:16:41

And the prospect of stopping working for AB - the stress suddenly hits you, in an exhausting wave.

I must make Hot Meat Curry and a cake for DP's birthday today. Grimly wodging together case studies of 25 year old with anorexia and osteoporosis at moment....

bigTillyMint Sat 03-Aug-13 10:21:59

Yes, agree with QQ and MI!

That does sound grim, MI.

We are off to meet friends with small children (one being our GodD!) at the South Bank soon, but our DC are not out of bed yetconfused

DH is in a decline as we have just found out that our neighbours have got planning permission for a 40m extension, the full width of the garden. Those of you who have seen my "garden" will appreciate that this will make us feel even more boxed insad I am dreaming of a bolt-hole on the coast....

motherinferior Sat 03-Aug-13 10:28:08

She's such a nice girl too. Really working on the anorexia but relapsed last year. Grim.

Blackduck Sat 03-Aug-13 10:28:52

MrsS you have had an unbelievably shite time and now can see the end - it hits you like a ton of bricks.
MI that sounds hideous

BTM sad - my parents neighbours but one are building a huuuuge extension and a granny flat at the bottom of the garden (all without planning permission...)

I have fresh peas, broad beans, kale and runners - trying to decide what to cook smile

Stropperella Sat 03-Aug-13 10:31:58

Oh no sad to the planning permission, BTM.

MrsS, no surprise you are whacked. Personally, I'm surprised you are able to stand up at all, given what you've had to slog your way through this last few months.

I am working this pm. Out and about in a continuation of yesterday's epic saga. Interesting stuff and giving me cause to think about changing jobs. I really liked what I did yesterday, even though bits were upsetting. Better than sitting in front of the poxy computer all day. Hmmm.

Stropperella Sat 03-Aug-13 10:33:24

MI, that's v. depressing stuff you have there. sad

motherinferior Sat 03-Aug-13 10:38:54

Well, I've sent off two osteo stories (two more to finish next week - have to interview a GP and a nurse) and am now turning to cancer grin

After that I shall have a jolly hour researching albinism and transexuality, though not together grin

I suppose I should also look at the brief for writing about brain tumours...

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 03-Aug-13 11:43:04

That sounds cheery, MI. Not. I have also been fretting about how to get all of the "initiatives" that HH gave me last week before I leave, as AB says I have to put them in my objectives for a final appraisal. When HH gave them to me, I said "You are taking the piss, aren't you?" He backed nervously away!

QueenQueenie Sat 03-Aug-13 11:47:09

BD there's a fantastic recipe for broad beans and peas in one of the river cafe books... sort of stewed (which sounds yuk) but truly delicious. Will try and find it.

QueenQueenie Sat 03-Aug-13 11:53:42

broad bean delight

In the river cafe book it's not called a soup and it's not. I add crispy pancetta if I'm pushing the boat out!

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 03-Aug-13 12:09:11

I cannot think of anything remotely delightful about broad beans. They taste funny.

motherinferior Sat 03-Aug-13 12:23:38

I have done cancer and transgender, and now I'm off to eat Chinese food in some no doubt grim place with DP and the Inferiorettes...

QueenQueenie Sat 03-Aug-13 12:40:54

the secret to broad bean happiness Mrs S is to take off their wrinkly yucky skin once cooked...

QueenQueenie Sat 03-Aug-13 12:47:00

Just read your outraged post on the Boden thread Mrs S and it made me laugh out loud. I picture the perennially (?sp?) smug "Johnnie B" reading that thread with his head in his hands, rocking back and forth and keening
a bit like my dh's frum relatives

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 03-Aug-13 13:27:03

Picard sells already skinned broad beans - should I give those a whirl?

I have several Boden dresses, QQ, and they are all great for work, scoopy neck, but not revealing great expanse of bosom. I had expected this one to be similar, but on closer inspection of the picture on the website, it does reveal a wide expanse of skin and ribcage on Johnny's tit-free model.

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 03-Aug-13 13:29:04

I had a remarkably frum wardrobe when I lived in TA, QQ. It was just easier than way, although not a little hot in the summer, if I had to go and call on someone who would be offended by the sight of my knees or <faints> the fold of my arm near the elbow.

QueenQueenie Sat 03-Aug-13 18:01:50

I was thinking more of the rocking and keening than the :modest clothing" Mrs S! No hope of modesty in bosom exposing Boden dress though, ven with a wig on.

QueenQueenie Sat 03-Aug-13 18:02:26

And god yes to ready skinned broad beans envy

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