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Forever Autumn Forever Crepey

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cremolafoam Wed 03-Sep-14 14:01:49

The summer sun is fading as the year grows old,
and darker days are drawing near,
the winter winds will be much colder,
now you're not here.
I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky
and one by one they disappear
I wish that I was flying with them,
now you're not here

bigTillyMint Wed 03-Sep-14 14:11:05

Quite poignant for those of you with DC going off to uni, sniff.

lalsy Wed 03-Sep-14 14:15:37


motherinferior Wed 03-Sep-14 14:31:28

I was going to suggest Season of Crepes and Mellow Fruitfulness...

I am not juggling things particularly well today, it must be said.

Rosebag Wed 03-Sep-14 14:32:11

Now, now Crepeys! You won't be sniffing ( except in horror ) when uni bound DCs come home for the hols and live in the opposite time zone to you, get up at 3pm, go to bed at 3am having made a fry up and not cleared up the kitchen after....with the smell of frying, burnt toast and the noise of the pots and pans waking you in the middle of the night.... grin
I had four years of it and will no doubt again as the younger ones get to that stage!

bigTillyMint Wed 03-Sep-14 14:36:45

Rose, we are at that stage (without the pots and pans since the worktop incident!!!) already and they are only in Y9 and 11shock Mind you, I got my own back with the party on Saturday!

cremolafoam Wed 03-Sep-14 14:41:59

sorry that is quite poignant. <sniff>

Lol @Rose.

much better title MI smile, but I panic-posted.blush

Rosebag Wed 03-Sep-14 14:43:18

grin Tilly. The funny thing is now that Ds1 has moved in to his own place and is properly in the job market, he is very fussy about his place, keeps it in order, washes up, makes his bed,and goes to bed at a normal time....
The five years we had him at home after uni, and the uni years before were challenging to say the least. I did put my foot down in the end and put an absolute ban on cooking at night. I was on my knees with sleep deprivation...

bigTillyMint Wed 03-Sep-14 14:48:11

I think I will instigate that ban now!

beachyhead Wed 03-Sep-14 14:52:21

I've got a mental picture of Justin Hayward now. I'm not enjoying it....

motherinferior Wed 03-Sep-14 15:15:22

I am for some bonkers reason listening to early 1990s Saw Doctors on Spotify. Given that this takes me back to a particularly chaotic and unhappy period of my life I am not entirely sure why I'm doing this; I suppose at least I was relatively young.

MollyAir Wed 03-Sep-14 15:23:02

Rosebag, that may be the most reassuring MN post I have ever read. Although if there's a way to shorten the learning phase by a matter of 7 years, that would be better.

Blackduck Wed 03-Sep-14 15:25:02

Marking place.....

hattymattie Wed 03-Sep-14 15:38:01

Found you - love the intro Crem.

I should probably admit that I bloody loved the War of the Worlds album as a teenager.

Happy Birthday BTMsmile .

cremolafoam Wed 03-Sep-14 15:55:04

MI I too am having an 80's throwback evening. Tonight our venue is hosting Nik Kershaw and in another hall, Barry McGuigan.
Gonna be rockin'
<its a job, what can I say?>grin

bigTillyMint Wed 03-Sep-14 16:16:04

Right, I am going to admit that I have not a clue what you're on about with your references to aging musicians and War of the Worlds albums...blush

I was a strictly seventies soul, disco and funk girl till I discovered Radio Luxembourg and then John Peel and indie musicgrin

CointreauVersial Wed 03-Sep-14 16:35:52

The War of the Worlds album is for me forever associated with my early 1990s BF. Played on cassette in his left-hand-drive VW Golf.

Well, DD2 survived - enjoyed even - her first day. I had a text from DS midmorning, grumbling about some streaming decision or other, but he has gone to a friend's house so I have no further info.

DH is in Greece, so I'm single-parenting for a couple of days.

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 03-Sep-14 18:33:50

I am going to see my mother tomorrow.

My uncle survived the night, but is now on morphine "to keep him calm" apparently. sad

Auriga Wed 03-Sep-14 18:37:14

I was going to suggest 'warm crêpes will never cease' but thread was full grin

QueenQueenie Wed 03-Sep-14 19:08:29

I was going to vote for "Season of Mists and Mellow Crepeness"...
At the rate we natter perhaps that will do for the next one in October?

motherinferior Wed 03-Sep-14 19:58:23

I love the fact that we are arguing about what bits of Keats to cannibalise.grin

Inferiorettes appear to have survived school intact.

Stropperella Wed 03-Sep-14 20:11:26

Sadly, both dcs have come back completely "Meh" about the first day. Y12 did some sort of "team building" exercise, which dd did not rate. She. says her tutor group is "too small and too quiet" and says her tutor is "some random from the SS". I was more perturbed to find out that the new Studio School is already known as SS than anything else.
Am slightly sad that ds was also completely underwhelmed. Oh well. Now I have 2 dcs underwhelmed by school, rather than just the one. hmm hmm

motherinferior Wed 03-Sep-14 20:28:30

Oh bugger, Stropps.

I am so tired. Must not go to bed as that will mean I wake up even earlier...

Blackduck Wed 03-Sep-14 20:45:16

Stropps day one - can improve. Ds pretty underwhelmed too, but not turned off - just hmm....

Stropperella Wed 03-Sep-14 21:13:16

Yes, BD, I'm hoping he just needs to adjust his settings a bit. I suspect the same is true for dd, but she is (of course) all "I should have gone to college" - just because she is getting updates from her old friends about how splendid 6th form college is compared to boring old school. grin I am a bit hmm about why she has a tutor who works primarily at the Studio School - which is a new place based at the local agricultural college and teaches a primarily "land-based curriculum". I didn't realise the teachers there would be based in the upper school in town. Bit strange.
Today I have defrosted the freezer. "So what?", I hear you say. Ahh, but I have never before defrosted this freezer and I have had it for many years. I got it secondhand to go in the garage and I thought I would fill it with nutritious foodstuffs and produce home-cooked dinners from it in a trice. Unfortunately, I was, I now realise, a bit bloody unwell when I got it (and for some years afterwards) and what actually happened was it turned into an solid block of ice containing many tupperware boxes full of unidentifiable gloop. Dealing with this object has been on the to-do list for er, several years. In my new, refreshed, post-CBT incarnation, I am up for spending a day running in and out of the garage with steaming kettles. It only took 8 hours. I had enough ice for about 50 ice bucket challenges. grin
And now to actually fill the bloody thing with food as I planned to about 7 years ago. blush

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