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Crepes and Mulled Whine in your pants

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Auriga Tue 12-Nov-13 23:18:07

Somebody had to do it grin

beachyhead Tue 12-Nov-13 23:20:33

Hooray, I'm here... Idea of Crepes and mulled whine in my pants is not pleasant, but I'm heresmile

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 12-Nov-13 23:21:54

Oh I don't know, a pleasantly damp and squidgy feeling... gringrin

Auriga Tue 12-Nov-13 23:41:09

Feeling more cheerful after finding my missing ring. In a ring box. In the bedside drawer blush <crepe for brains>. Is this how dementia starts? Put something 10 cm from where it usually goes and it may as well be in China.

Cremolafoam Tue 12-Nov-13 23:49:48

Ok I'm here! < brushes crêpe crumbs off party frock>

Dilemma for your consideration .
Dds personal statement for UCAS makes mention of her orphan status as a way of highlighting overcoming life obstacles blah blah blahetc
It kind of swings past it and is reasonably subtle but it's making me squirm a bit and dh thinks she should take it out of the PS.
She definitely hasn't played on it but I dunno - I'd hate it to look that way.( in an x-factor sob story way)
Yet it is truthful and part if who she is.
Help crepeys.
< pours more Mulled Wine>

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 12-Nov-13 23:53:18

I would leave it in if it is reasonably subtle. After all, it's true, and not done in X factor stylee. And as you say, it is part of who she is.

<tops up wine>

wine Cheers!

The Kitten has licked the mince pies. Should I tell DH or let him eat them? (He has been particularly annoying tonight.)

CointreauVersial Tue 12-Nov-13 23:55:11

Keep it in, Crem.

Tis a "personal" statement, and surely says a lot about your DD and what has shaped her life.

Really must go to bed.....I am a terrible night owl, but really ought to be getting more than 5 hours sleep a night. It's not good for me.

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 13-Nov-13 00:10:39

Me too, CV. Night night.

lalsy Wed 13-Nov-13 00:19:39

My instinct is if she wants it in, it should be in, it is true and it is her story - but would just check what her school or college say in case there are strict conventions or something, and whether they will also put it in their reference.

bigTillyMint Wed 13-Nov-13 06:47:53

Cremo, I have no idea as I have never had to write a PS - I will be coming to you lot for ideas in 3shock years time!

MrsS, I hope you kept schtumwink

Blackduck Wed 13-Nov-13 07:10:33

Leave it in Cremo....

Round of redundancies here.... Fun...

motherinferior Wed 13-Nov-13 08:30:17

Morning all. Crem, I too think if it's part of her overall story, leave it - not least because of the radio etc stuff she has done linked to it.

BD, wot larks, innit. Auriga, I have always been totally unable to find anything that is not In The Right Place. Move it even slightly and panic sets in.

Again, should you see me here, tell me to bog off. I have to do a number of interviews, write today's feature (ocular injections, such fun) and go to DD1's parents' evening...

Blackduck Wed 13-Nov-13 08:42:55

MrsS - don't tell him re mince pies.... what's a bit of cat spit between friends ;)

Round one of the Amazon Christmas shop has begun......

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 13-Nov-13 10:30:35

I have found lots of "bits" for the DDs' stockings on Amazon for around £1 - necklaces, earrings, bracelets etc. Do check if you are using Amazon Marketplace if stuff is being sent from China - I've had a couple of things not turn up at all, and other stuff take over a month to arrive.

I am going to see DD1 this evening and take her out for pizza. She couldn't come home last weekend and won't be able to come home this weekend either, due to an entire weekend of play rehearsals. I think we will descend on her en masse on Saturday night and take her out for dinner to cheer her up. She could have come home this Friday and gone back Saturday, but wants to go to a dorm party on Friday night. I guess you can't have everything!

addle Wed 13-Nov-13 10:49:09

Crem - another vote for keeping it in for all reasons eloquently outlined above. dd had personal (tho less than you are talking of) things in hers and seemed to go fine

Off to see Sharon Shannon tomorrow and Scottsboro Boys on Friday (so that's my culture for the year ...) - anyone any experience of either?

Is it good that she wants to go the dorm party though Mrs S?

herbaceous Wed 13-Nov-13 10:52:51

Hello there crepeys (in or out of pants).

I've just found myself a SALT to shadow, so career change course is now all systems go. Though now I'm getting all cold feet. I'm assuming this is my psyche's typical self-sabotaging bollocks, so am pressing on regardless.

With you on the need for things to be in the Right Place. DP just stuffs things 'away' in random drawers and cupboards, meaning we can never find the sellotape, for example, have to buy more, then end up with 10 rolls of sellotape. He then complains about the clutter.

DS has a speaking part in the school play. He has his lines on a piece of laminated paper, which he reads out to me proudly. Apparently that isn't a problem. It's getting him to 'project' that is the challenge. Or, indeed, not crying and running off at the critical moment.

Oh, and I attended my first PTA meeting yesterday. Was expecting a bit of intro about what it does, etc, but was swept straight into discussions about the Christmas 'fayre' and logistics about Santa's grotto. Must sit on my hands next meeting when they're allocating roles such as chair. Fortunately I can now cite my 'many other voluntary commitments'...

herbaceous Wed 13-Nov-13 10:53:26

Oh and Mrs S - let him eat the cat spit. Git.

Cremolafoam Wed 13-Nov-13 11:41:11

Thanks crepeys ok well leave it in.
MI you are spot on re the Jenni Murray thingy -it does relate to that and makes sense if why she was asked to do that .
Bd I am feeling the draw if the amazon Xmas shop too. struggling to think of things for people though and keep seeing things if like myself.blush

hattymattie Wed 13-Nov-13 11:46:03

Gosh - it's taken me ages to find you lot.

Herbs - go for it - I'm so envious (like I think I already said) don't psych yourself out.

Crem - agree with others - leave it in but in a "matter of fact" way not X factor way.

Stropperella Wed 13-Nov-13 12:05:19

If it's called a personal statement, I guess it is supposed to be about more than just academic achievements. Another late vote for keeping it in, Crem.
I daren't even think about whether dd will get to the stage of needing to write a personal statement.

Herbs, well done on getting the shadowing sorted. It's essential to go and see what it's really all about and surely some doubts at this stage are entirely normal. It's a big change, after all.

I'm currently working on a job about gender mainstreaming which is really interesting.

bigTillyMint Wed 13-Nov-13 12:17:50

Great news, Herbs, on all fronts!

MrsS, dorm party sound fun - very Enid Blyton!

I am in a whirl of confusion about which laptop to get for DD for Christmas.... A friend has told me about the touchscreen one her DD has, so am looking at them....

Stropperella Wed 13-Nov-13 12:23:58

ps: I just said to dh, "This text is making me realise what a dreadful old sexist you are." (Which he definitely is, but also very good-humoured grin ) He simply smirked and said, "Oh now that's not true; some of my best friends are women."

I have already got ds doing the hoovering, now I am going to teach him how to use the washing machine...

hattymattie Wed 13-Nov-13 13:48:14

My husband has no clue how to use the washing machine. MiL really made me laugh once by laying into FiL when he asked where the Hoover was.

bigTillyMint Wed 13-Nov-13 14:22:58

Stropps, DH asks me what setting to put the washing on every time(ie once in a blue moon) - we only use one settingangry

herbaceous Wed 13-Nov-13 14:35:46

Crikey. That would boil my piss. DP does his own washing, and bungs in some of DS's clothes too. He irons his own shirts. I do most of the cooking, admittedly.

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