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Griffin

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  1. I think it's just us being old fashioned to actually expect somebody doing a job to have a broad knowledge of it. It's an unfortunate 'sign of the times'. When it comes to retailers, a lot of the larger companies don't care who is doing the job as long as the doors are open, money is being taken and the staff are paid as little as possible. Do I sound bitter yet? Staff such as Cinnamon, who goes out of her way to extend her knowledge should be applauded but I expect it goes by un-noticed by the powers that be. Having said all that, I've been in my trade for 17 years. Some of the rules & regulations change from time to time, and I do keep abreast of them, and have a keen interest in them, but even I learnt something new last week!
  2. I was lucky enough to be in the Olympic Stadium when he won the 400m. He was the reason we went. A sporting hero of mine. I'm devastated for all involved and pray it was an accident.
  3. I'm coming back as a racehorse, a really pretty looking chestnut filly with a lot of white. I shall take to hurdling with ease, enjoy swishing my tail and showing the boys a clean pair of heels as a gallop away. I'll lap up the adoration from my crowd at Cheltenham and Aintree, perhaps pop across the Irish Sea for the Punchestown Festival. Graduate to jumping fences, and again win everything in sight before retiring to stud and popping out a number of foals.
  4. I don't like not knowing things! Regardless of who the skeletons belong to, I'd leave them in the Abbey but I really really want to know if it is them or if they secretly lived out their lives in exile *stamps foot and starts writing to the Queen....*
  5. Having had a lifelong passion for the Tudors and their heirs, I found this fascinating. I've long been on the belief that Richard had nothing to do with the deaths of the boys in the Tower, I blame the Mother of Henry VII, Lady Margaret Beaufort for orchestrating it. Her entire life revolved around her beloved only child reaching the throne, I don't think there is anything she would've let stand in the way. She was ruthless and manipulative. It certainly paid off. I don't think Henry had it in him to order the deaths of two innocent boys. She certainly did. I would dearly love for the boys alleged remains to be DNA tested, if possible, to find out once and for all if it was them.
  6. I suffered with it frequently in early childhood, grew out of it but when I caught Glandular Fever aged about 14 it came back with avengence. I had it every few weeks until I finally had my tonsils removed aged 16/17. Best thing ever. I had to beg and plead for the op but I didn't see why I should have to suffer on a regular basis just because it wasn't the fashion to whip them out anymore. I rarely suffer from a sore throat now and I don't think I've had a throat infection since. I highly recommend a tonsillectomy for anyone who gets regular bouts of tonsilitis!
  7. Youngest daughters school is opening at 11am tomorrow. No idea about the others but glad I don't have to get dressed early
  8. Spotted a few flakes falling when Asda arrived. It's supposed to start tomorrow morning, some sites say light snow, others say heavy, so we'll see....
  9. I bravely took myself off to see it on my own yesterday. I haven't read the book, seen the stage show, I only knew a couple of songs, nothing else about it but it was wonderful. It was beautiful and deserves all the Oscars it's been nominated for. I cried, alot I'n now feeling the need to download the soundtrack. I might take Daisy & Molly to see it too.
  10. We noticed some pink tinsel around a picture frame we'd forgotten about this morning!
  11. I haven't got one yet, last years was a Vampire Diaries one.
  12. People who have suicidal thoughts don't generally share their thoughts with others, and certainly not with their employers because of the stigma still attached to mental illness and fear of losing their job. The majority of suicide attempts end in failure, it's actually quite hard to kill yourself. I feel desperately sad for her that she didn't receive the support she needed after her suicide attempts. But having said that though, "Ooops, word censored!"ody where I work has a clue there's been anything wrong with me, therefore they can't support me, but I've got enough support outside of work to keep me safe, should I chose to call upon it. I have more sympathy than ever before for those DJs. This was not their fault.
  13. Six year old still believes, not sure about the eleven year old but the other two don't. I want to go to bed now but they've only just all gone to bed! I'm hoping for a lie in tomorrow.....
  14. We did Christmas at the MILs this weekend. What did I say earlier on in this thread about Thorntons chocs & smellies? Yep I have a huge box of the Classic Collection from Thorntons Smellies A hideous brown/beige purse MIL redeemed herself with a lovely amethyst necklace from her recent trip to India. I love amethysts. We're trying hard to think of who we can give the chocolates to.....
  15. JML Shower Feet Good grief I feel quite ill now
  16. I'd hate to find a Kindle. Mr Griffin has mentioned it a number of times and I cannot express strongly enough how much I love books and would hate not to hold a book, smell it's pages etc. I like Thorntons chocolates but am very fussy about which ones, if he buys me anything but Continental again I will scream. Smellies too, I know what I like and I buy it when I want, a few people know what I like but I'm sick of his famly wasting their money on stuff I hate.
  17. I insisted on lists from my girls, Mollys was my favourite, it only had four items on it, two of which were a pad of plain paper & some coloured pencils
  18. I'd like Dani, Louis and that one from Girls Aloud to be the final three.
  19. It was just a joke. If somebody is mentally ill and considering suicide, even something as inane as running out of tea bags can be just the thing to tip them over the edge. No disciplinary action was taken by the hospital, St James Palace say no complaint was made by them, "Ooops, word censored!"ody else is responsible for this nurses death but herself. Instead of mass hysteria in the media they could instead educate the general public on the VAST amount of people suffering mental illness and highlight ways to help and provide help for people feeling suicidal themselves. The lives & careers of those DJs shouldn't be ruined by misconception. It's easier to blame them than open our eyes to real suffering that goes on around us all daily.
  20. I am green with envy After watching the Larry Lamb episode of Who Do You Think You Are, it was brought to our attention that Mr Griffins nan and Larry are both descended from the Day family circus. One of them used to be highly regarded as a lion tamer, I think Mr Griffin inherited this gene to cope with me
  21. If you can't be good, be careful. And if you can't be careful, buy a pram. Treat others how you would expected to be treated yourself.
  22. Aside from childhood ones shared with my beloved and dearly departed Nan, the best Christmas was the one before last. Ghastly Father-in-law was away so it was just me, Mr Griffin & our girls at home. We had such a lovely morning together, I remember singing loudly peeling veg to my new Beatles CD and annoying everyone We all declared our Christmas dinner the best ever, we watched the Queen, played lots of board games together and went to bed late, tired, full and happy. The worst? Easy. I had a nervous breakdown over last Christmas & New Year and remember very little of it.
  23. I've decided it must be trolls, his nan & Gary Barlow fans, no other explaination for it
  24. My eldest, Daisy, went to see Jahmene switch on the lights. She says he sang, but she doesn't remember what

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