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bigTillyMint Mon 15-Aug-16 12:31:15

I think Jamie Bells ears are bigger! And DSs hair is lighter (though he is sporting a 1980s barnet!), and his jaw a teeny bit widea, but he looks a bit like him in the pics of JB aged about 18 which I am incapable of linking to

Scuppered on sundowner front as it is raining sad Though still hot wink However no we get to try the huge complimentary umbrellas! Not sure how we'll fit them down the street with the mad traffic/pedestrians grin

magimedi Mon 15-Aug-16 12:36:40

Checking in.

Can you not sit under the umbrella & have a sun/rain downer grin

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Aug-16 12:38:35

The waitress seemed to think notgrin

Blackduck Mon 15-Aug-16 12:40:49

Marking place

Collymollypuff Mon 15-Aug-16 12:44:27

Thanks, BTM, great thread title. Come back to the UK, we are scheduled a heat wave. grin

Rosebag Mon 15-Aug-16 13:26:13

sad re rain tilly . It's beautiful here...I am taking a break at at a garden centre at Ch, well known to molly. It's lifting the mood a bit. I guess I'm just a bit low...I don't really mind doing the wrapping up at the flat before we leave...I'm a bit pedantic about how it's left for next time. I just envy other members of the family their freedom. I feel a bit like herbs did...all my friends are away ('cept you lovely lot) and DD 24/7 sweet as she is, is no substitute. Checking my diary I am actually working tomorrow night, Wednesday night, Saturday and Sunday mornings so I'd better shut up. grin I think I'm more ashamed of myself for getting all upset when everyone was blaming me for the parking situation on Sunday. But they were all quite horrible. Especially MIL who drives the smallest Noddy car imaginable (badly) and kept finding me spaces befitting a Noddy car, not a Seven seater people carrier.... angry

Rosebag Mon 15-Aug-16 13:30:15

noddy car

people carrier

NUFC69 Mon 15-Aug-16 13:48:44

Crem and I have been posting on the old thread... Slow off the mark, here.

herbaceous Mon 15-Aug-16 13:52:48

Checking in.

Trying to sort out relief carer for when main carer goes on breaks. No-one is returning calls. Whether we need one depends on whether/when mum is coming out of hospital. No-one is answering the phone. Sis isn't answering the phone.

This is the kind of time-consuming crap Helpful Friend doesn't see going on...

Collymollypuff Mon 15-Aug-16 14:13:37

Herbs, I do think you should allow the Crepey hit squad to take care of Helpful Friend. You can be sure that, virtually, we are taking care of her.

Rose, you are so lovely, don't be sad. One day I will meet you at that garden centre. We are busy here atm however, full of dread for Thursday's results. Re parking, I have had a very rude man shout at me in a Waitrose carpark (natch) "You need to get yourself a Mini, love!" I said, politely, "Thank you very much."

Lalsy Mon 15-Aug-16 14:50:12

Rose, are dd's results next week? Maybe once the waiting is over you will feel less low?.....I used to have cold half terms in London while lots of friends away, when the dc were little. I often felt lonely and resentful. Molly, sorry you also in House of Dread....thank goodness for crepeys as we can be honest here. Stropps, hope you and dd hanging on in there too.

OK, crepey dears, this not quite an interview is on Wed, when temps due to soar, at the other end of the tube. I don't do heat or interviews. I have bought this with a nude cami as it is see through. It matches a pair of linen trousers I own nicely and I think I won't have visible sweat marks - setting a low bar. I have a smartish sleeveless top (sort of silky stuff on the front and jersey on the back) that also goes OK with the trousers but think sleeveless a bad idea? I can't wear my otherwise perfect dress as my legs are all scratched. Votes please?

bigTillyMint Mon 15-Aug-16 15:09:09

Nice top Lalsy. It looks great for an interview. Not that i have been on either side for 12 (Xii) years now! I am struggling to see which weather forecast says temp will soar - all the ones I am looking at say 23confused So that top and matching trewssmile

Re results, no doubt we will have some sort of drama on the day plus probably on the plane, etc before hmm

Collymollypuff Mon 15-Aug-16 15:19:15

Go for the sleeves, Lalsy - that blouse is lovely and if it's matchy-matchy, even better.

Lalsy Mon 15-Aug-16 15:22:58

Great, thanks guys. I was worried that see through was also a no-no (tho it is completely decent with an, ahem, robust nude bra and cami from M and S under it).

Dreamqueen Mon 15-Aug-16 15:25:55

Lovely top Laisy it looks perfect.

Lalsy Mon 15-Aug-16 15:30:15

I was helped by a very firm assistant in Jigsaw, of the Soviet cell block variety, who locked me in a cubicle and brought me things in my size occasionally shouting "Come out now, Madam, and let me see you". It was annoying but effective for the shopping-averse.

The Poetry website has stuff in the sale with good reductions if that might cheer anyone.....

Auriga Mon 15-Aug-16 16:20:59

Unexpectedly home, after being called out of my ward round for an "urgent phone call from a family member".

Won't tell you everything that went through my mind. It was DH to tell me that DD had collapsed at her physio appointment. Spoke to the physio, who kept contradicting herself but wanted to send them to A&E. I said okay, I'd meet them there. Colleague drove me.

When I saw DD & got her to give me a proper account, I was happy that it was a simple faint so we all came home. She's much better now after food, water and reassurance. Turns out she was a lot more anxious about the appointment than she was letting on. The physio had begun by saying "some of these tests will probably be quite painful" shock, which possibly didn't help.

So now I have to get her another appointment before we go away. And go with her this time, I think.

On the positive side, the muffins I baked for the ward round were delicious.

Herbs, the hours of fruitless phone calls used to get to me, too. I had to keep a log because I lost track. If I wasn't careful, the nth person would put me through to the same non-functioning number as I'd been through to n times before.

BeachysSandyFlipFlops Mon 15-Aug-16 16:43:37

That's a worry, Auriga, but flowers for the muffins. Hope she can get s new appointment soon.

Molly, I would have purposefully misheard the nasty parking man and said 'Sorry, I need a .....willy?'

We are clear of results here thank god, one of three clear years in twelve, I believe, so making the most of it. But lots of finger crossing for all expecting....

So Serpentine, Diana fountain, boat, maybe the Olympic slide (but I can't seem to master the website), various fountains and home to collapse with a large glass of wine!

Collymollypuff Mon 15-Aug-16 16:54:15

Beachy, I think he would have hit me. I was trying to avoid scraping a BMW and my parking sensors were misleading me towards over-caution, so I was being slow.

Auriga, such a worry. I hate those messages and how your blood runs cold. My experience with physios and teen girls is that - in our case - they forgot that dd was STILL A CHILD even though she could have passed for 25, so they didn't bother to explain properly or think about what she might need. angry Hope you can get it sorted.

Lalsy Mon 15-Aug-16 17:20:59

Ough, Auriga, what a nasty shock. I am glad she is OK and getting some tlc.

Beachy, you can do a canal walk to/from the Olympic Park, if that would prolong the watery theme? I recommend the tfl cycling maps - also great for pedestrians and planning green or watery urban walks.

Stropperella Mon 15-Aug-16 18:40:32

Poor dd, Auriga, and poor you. Hope the next appmt is with a different physio.

BD, you were in my thoughts on Saturday. I'm really glad that it went well.

Rose, you put up with too much and are too nice. And so do you, MrsS. And NU, I think you need some time off from being Super Gran!. Not just when you go away, but before then!

I spent a long time putting up with too much and being too nice and I am trying to learn how to re-draw my boundaries. It's better for everyone, not just for me.

Lalsy, good luck for the interview. Your description of the shop assistant did make me laugh.

Herbs, I was shock at what the Helpful Friend said to you. I would have tearfully and angrily gone off on a massive rant at her until she crept away, embarrassed.

Ahh, Results Day. Dd's latest prob is of sufficient proportions to drive the impending horror of RD into the background. I am being cool, calm and collected and non-judgemental and providing support where I can. I am impressed with myself so far. As for RD, it is inevitably going to bring disappointment (this was an A*/A student, who will be lucky if she passes anything). It is merely a question of the magnitude of the disappointment. The thorny issue of what comes next will be the real problem, as there is not really a Plan B (beyond some vague waffle about a gap year. I think it might be more like a gap life, frankly).

WAF, I took a leaf out of your dd's book today and went to Weymouth with ds on a pokemon hunt. And also to get him some cheap sports gear, but that was rather by the by. We did junk food and pokemon hunting. We (for it is on my phone) went up 2 levels and I have banked a lot of mum points.

Stropperella Mon 15-Aug-16 18:45:45

Thanks for the new thread, BTM. I am enjoying your pics of exotic places on FB. And also enjoying the temps of 27+ in my back garden. grin

Stropperella Mon 15-Aug-16 18:49:43

Although what I am not enjoying so much is that the neighbour's parrot, which used to wolf-whistle all the time, has now taught itself to bark like a very yappy little dog (somebody within earshot of the parrot has acquired 2 very yappy and perennially enraged KCC spaniels) and yaps whenever it is put outside. It is infinitely more annoying than an actual dog.

Lalsy Mon 15-Aug-16 19:19:15

Stropps, good stuff on Pokemon and mum points grin. Crossing everything for you for Thursday - that dd's results are not as bad as feared and that her reaction is okay.

Suspect interview will come to nothing or I won't want the gig but pleased to have sorted wardrobe.

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 15-Aug-16 19:24:15

I am contemplating a Job Overseas. confused

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