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La Vie en Crepe

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motherinferior Sun 12-Jan-14 16:41:36

And a new door opens...grin

Blackduck Sun 12-Jan-14 16:55:54


bigTillyMint Sun 12-Jan-14 17:29:03

I'm here!

cremolafoam Sun 12-Jan-14 17:51:44

Quand tu me prends en tes bras...
La vie en Crepey...

Auriga Sun 12-Jan-14 18:59:34

Bonsoir smile

I'm still a maybe for Friday, sorry. Would love to come but still think we may have to get DM and bring her home. Depends on results of DSis's tests and also whether I get through a forest of deadlines between now and then.

Had nice w/e, with friends for lunch today and no culinary disappointments (phew). Italian casserole, roast pots and salad, DH's delicious crusty bread, spiced coffee cake, ice cream for the toddlers (and DD grin). Then a chilly walk to see the trains and the horses and back for a chat by the fire.

Have just spent an hour and a half clearing up. Shall I do my taxes before Sherlock?...

Maybe not.

cremolafoam Sun 12-Jan-14 19:50:46

Can't wait for Sherlock .grin

CointreauVersial Sun 12-Jan-14 19:53:11

Bonsoir, crepeys!

Can I be dumb and ask where we are actually going on Friday? I clearly wasn't paying attention. I should be able to get away in good time; DH is working from home because we are having a new electricity meter installed (it hasn't worked in a year; not entirely sure how they are going to decide what we owe them).

DM and DSDad were over today, having just got back from their three-month Australia trip, tanned and well-rested. I cooked a roast dinner. DH had a senior moment in the kitchen when I asked him to drain the veg; he forgot to actually stand over the sink, and sloshed a whole panful of boiling water all over the cooker and floor. angry grin

motherinferior Sun 12-Jan-14 20:14:18

We're going to Tas.

Am going to drink prosecco in front of Sherlock (as am a limited company I have to pay an eye-watering amount to an accountant for my taxes, though it does balance out). Have made deliciously easy supper of oven-roasted 'ratatouille' with baked potatoes and there's enough left over to cook eggs into for delicious weekday lunchesgrin. Have even de-nitted Inferiorettes...

Stropperella Sun 12-Jan-14 21:14:36

Eh, MI, you can't be doing so badly if you are a limited company smile

From now on, I'm going to try not to beat myself up about my lack of earning power and er, all the associated stuff, because it only increases the fear-generated paralysis I seem to be afflicted with sometimes. Difficult because of guilt and a certain amount of shame rearing their ugly heads. However, overall I've done my best under occasionally trying circs up until now and, whilst my best may well appear to be pretty shite from many people's POV and some of my decisions may appear to have been somewhat off-the-wall, I could have bodged it all up even more. So hey. grin It could still all work out...

Working in school tomorrow as a favour to someone. They want me there on Tues morning as well, but I have a follow-up job to the controversial one I did before Christmas and it would not go down well if I turned it down. Not really liking the 2 jobs clasherama, but not in a position to give up the itsy-bitsy 2nd job.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 12-Jan-14 21:16:53

I am sorting through and washing my clothes. Having told DH for weeks that I thought my cupboard was damp, and sort of accepting his comment that it was just cold, I pulled out a silk top yesterday that was so wet you could wring it out. Not sure where we go from here (or indeed where I am going to keep all of my stuff when I have washed it, and tossed out stuff for the bin or charity shop).

Will now go and read the end of the last thread.

beachyhead Sun 12-Jan-14 22:16:26

I'm here, sorry I've been very tired and non communicative recently. I should be OK for Friday but can I leave myself as a 'maybe' as work is getting a little hairy and frankly, it's just exhausting me at the moment. I snuck off to bed at 8.30pm last night! There seems just a lot to do....

I'll catch up more when I'm running on 'full'. It's probably just January, like you say. I have found the readjustment after Christmas particularly hard this year; just feels a bit back to the grindstone!

originalpiratematerial Sun 12-Jan-14 23:07:00

MI, that sounds like a difficult situation to find yourself in sad.

QueenQueenie Sun 12-Jan-14 23:07:13

Nice shiny new thread!
<whiny voice> which Tas is it... I vaguely remeber it from last time but won't be able to find it again without a link / address... TIA.
Sympathy to all those struggling / staggering through January. You know a good old crepey night out would do wonders for you (Beachy, Auriga, anyone else wavering...)

RudyMentary Sun 12-Jan-14 23:13:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Blackduck Mon 13-Jan-14 06:28:24

Try having a birthday in January! Means there is bugger all to look forward to all year grin
I am full of cold (still) and would take the day off but have no idea if my administrator is going to be in and one of us needs to be there sigh.
I, am, however not working tomorrow whatever happens (it's a law - no working on your birthday).
Dp had offered to take me for a naice lunch, but as we are both full of cold, snot, coughing I think it might be a waste of money....

Blackduck Mon 13-Jan-14 06:29:25

Hi Rudy - good disguise grin
What's the story?

herbaceous Mon 13-Jan-14 09:37:43

Off to Selfridges shortly to spend the last £45 of my gift card. Mmmm...

All this talk of money, responsibilities, fear guilt and obligation had me waking up early this morning. I've always felt slightly that I'm on a boat, drifting about on the sea, never really taking charge of my life. then I feel with paralysed with indecision about what Big New Direction I should take. I realised this morning I only have to put my hand lightly on the tiller and make small adjustments to feel more in control. Or something. Made sense at the time.

Had a yoga class on Friday, and my stomach muscles STILL hurt, even though I don't recall doing anything stomach based. Dearie me.

As for money and all that, I'm in the mildly/totally ridiculous situation of having never really discussed it with DP. And of not being married. It was the money from my old flat that bought £150K's worth of this house, essentially, but he's been paying the lion's share of the mortgage for the past four years. That seems fair, though we've never discussed it. Nor what would happen if we split up.

Considering I have to plan for days the right way to ask him not to throw away the newspaper, or something similarly trivial, for fear of triggering a sulk I can't see the discussion happening soon.

motherinferior Mon 13-Jan-14 09:48:48

Oh yes, I know what you mean re the sulking.

Allegedly Mr Inferior misses us. I am not impressed - if I had the chance to swan off for a week I wouldn't be wasting my time missing my so-called nearest and dearest grin though admittedly I wouldn't be doing t'ai chi either.

Stropps, I am only a limited company for various historical reasons and then because some employers prefer it!

herbaceous Mon 13-Jan-14 09:51:25

I went on a choir tour last May. I'd been looking forward to it massively, then the day before suddenly thought I couldn't possibly go, as I'd miss DS too dreadfully much. It was the first time I'd left him even overnight. A wise friend told me once I got going, I'd be fine. And indeed it came to pass. The moment I got on the coach I practically forgot about him. A week of singing, being carted around scenic places, fed at certain times and being told what to do ensued. Which was GREAT.

motherinferior Mon 13-Jan-14 09:56:28

QQ, it's the Tas on the Cut.

QueenQueenie Mon 13-Jan-14 10:07:52

Ta MI.

motherinferior Mon 13-Jan-14 12:38:55

S&B alert: Toast archive sale, including the excellent jeans for £25.

herbaceous Mon 13-Jan-14 17:00:42

Irksome day.

1 Lost my phone while out shopping. Have deduced its in Zara, but they won't answer their phone.

2 DS got paint over his newly washed coat.

3 discovered our near neighbours at no40 got into the good local school. We're at 48 and are 25th on the waiting list. WTAF?

On the plus side got lovely jumper from reiss concession in selfridges.

cremolafoam Mon 13-Jan-14 17:18:41

Oh gawd herbs how annoying
Mi - some lovely pjs on there if one is elfin sized which is fortunate as I haven't a pot to p in.

First day back at work. Not that anyone really noticed. Was dealing with a disgruntled customer at 9.03am and spent the rest if the day dealing with broken/ on strike computers that have gradually collapsed over the last 4 months. Called the IT department and "Kevin and Perry" turned up and declared every single monitor obsolete .shock
Am lying down with Good Housekeeping now.

motherinferior Mon 13-Jan-14 17:47:25

Oh both you poor things.

Any suggestion of what poor old Dd1 can do for her 13th in a couple of weeks? She wanted to go to the cinema with a few friends but there doesn't seem to be anything interesting on...

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