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  1. oh my thanks for the help so far. Any site we'd go on would need to cater for a bunch of excitable 23-36 yr olds who like to natter and drink and salsa away to the wee small hours, but I think the rest of the group could be quieter if need be, but nothing too quiet - our emphasis is on fun and inviting people to join in not offend people and push them away. The way it's going finding somewhere to go won't be a problem at this rate, but confirming a date when all 7-8 can attend, which is something else althogether!! Drew x
  2. Congrat's on finally getting a chair. a little late now but I use a site called Bidnapper for things that I REALLY want to get from Ebay. Although two weeks ago I bought my latest car on Ebay and bid myself in the last minute and won it (£10.91 off my max price). Note the odd pennies at the end. I've won countless auctions by bidding the extra few pennies!
  3. I hope you hear some news back very soon Clare xxx
  4. Hi all, Had a great weekend away in Cardiff with some chums from Salsa, and we're already planning our next adventure and we decided on going camping. The thing is does anyone know a place where 1 caravan and three tents can go (we might be a tad noisy there are 7-8 of us going) I might have to s"Ooops, word censored!" the idea of taking the caravan (I like my home comforts and not too keen on getting on the ground) but if it proves difficult I'll tent it with the rest of them lol Can you guys suggest anywhere. We're looking at the 1st or 2nd weekend of June xxx
  5. Oh dear Lesley, not so funny at the time but a little more amusing now I hope. If you wanted to add another contact on skype, I use it all the time, so feel free to add me Hope all is well with you xx
  6. I think I can sympathise with the being called the wrong name. For years I was known by my name of Andrew, but in the last few years I've introduced myself as Drew. Some people (even my mum) just call me Drew as a matter of course, yet a cousin of mine opened up her Christmas card with another relative and asked.."Who's Drew??". It's even on my facebook so she sees it all the time!! I had to go to Royal Mail yesterday to pick up my run clips from Omlet. Showed my ID (formal stuff still in Andrew - not sure if I can change it) and the woman said "This package if for D [surnmame] not Andrew" I told her that I'm known as Drew, but she couldn't work it out then handed the packet over saying "I don't understand why people who shorten their names." Yeah, ok love, but it's MY choice!! Joe (LSOH) often gets called Joey by me and close friends but frequently, when filling things in especially, other people write Joseph. He was never Joseph, he was christened Joe. I'd have a word with the teacher about Ellin/Ellen. Must be tough being a teacher these days but she should call Ellin by her proper name. It's a lovely name too. Drew
  7. Ooh I was thinking about booking tickets to see Texas after hearing about it on the radio this morning.....hmnnn
  8. Oh my days, Twice a year - that's disgusting! I have to change mine once a week and it's only me on my own, but I adore a freshly made bed. And as for towels.......a friend commented that I only have lovely soft and fluffy white towels Drew
  9. Aww thanks guys - nice that there's still some names here I'm familiar with!! Now whats this about a balcony?? It's not that good a place - sadly no balcony although it is city centre, secure resident parking and working lifts - oh and I live next door a UK Tenant of The Year, and she's an ace neighbour too So there are some benefits Drew
  10. Hey all Thought I'd drop by and say hello again, seems like a long time in between posts Well, still chookless, and probably for the best living in a second floor flat at the moment lol, but have aquired a Gerbil and last week some goldfish, very nice they are too, although I already need/want a bigger tank!! I took a major change to my lifestyle from in that I now only work part-time, 16 hours a week, no longer in the management side of my role and work it over two days - only been doing this a week so far and feel all the better for it already! Some of you guys will know about the sometimes huge ups and downs over the last few years, and this is just a step in getting everything (finally) ironed out and sorted, but I can't do it all so work had to take a back seat for a while. So, fill me in, what have I missed?? Drew x
  11. Hi all It's been an absolute age since I was here last, thought i'd drop by and say hello Most of you will know that I don't have my hens any more, Margot, one of the first and then the last we lost a couple of weeks ago to Mr Fox - very sad but I will have more hens one day but not yet - our Eglu has found a new home with a friend who hasn't had hens for a few years. It just means that the next Eglu I get could be a cube!! I wanted to say thanks to all my Omlet friends on Facebook, who have been so supportive over the last few weeks - I really do miss you guys and I really miss seeing the hens running round the garden, it really does feel empty and lifeless. As another update, I moved into a different flat last year, still not together with Joe anymore, but as you can imagine we're still as close as ever and spend loads of time together and with Mollythecolly - she's just so amazing still!! Hope to catch up with most of the posts on the forum over the next few weeks - love to you all Drew x
  12. Having moved into the flat with a load of ghastly night storage heaters, we went to Argos and got a few oil filled radiators and some 24hr timers. We use them when we need heat (like just before waking up) and for when we get in at night - and so far they're using far less leccy than the storage heaters that just are no good for this flat! Hope that helps Andrew
  13. I was never very good at the housework living at home with Joe. I love having a clean house and I can clean very well - (car's however have to be clean - I hate dirty alloy's ) My argument was that I paid for the cleaner Since I moved into the flat (which I share with a great close friend) I have realised that I am a bit of a clean freak! This is not the same sentiment shared by Phil - who's quite content to sit on the sofa or up in his room on his laptop or with his boyfriend. He's being driving me mad - literally - when I put the dishwasher on a few days ago after going through the flat from top to bottom (technically it's a maisonette above his shop) it was still not emptied by Wednesday, despite us not having any clean dishes left in the cupboard and when I went to empty it - he'd added dirty dishes to it I did get him to clean the bathroom this week after having a major strop when I got in from work - and he's been helping keep the place a lot tidier since A xx
  14. Hey, I really must start getting my act together - come back for about a week wasn't it?, then back again. Thought I'd let my forum friends have a bit of an update on how things are this end... I'm settling into the new job REALLY well, I don't think I have ever been in a job that I love so much, so doing 50-60 hour weeks as I have isn't a chore at all, just wish that HR would finally send me some wages - it's been six weeks now It has made me sort out some other things that have been going on - so by the time I get paid I'll have lots of spare cash as I've entered a plan with all my creditors .... one must be more careful with the money Pretty much moved into the flat now, it's really looking like a home and I spend most days there, just back at the house this weekend to spend some lovely time with Joe, Molly and my laydees that I miss so much - went browsing at the NEC for our new caravan and very nearly ordered one - Joe is just having the necessary time to think and make sure the one we have chosen is the one for us.......but by February a nice shiny new Swift Challenger 480 will be gracing the driveway Been battling a dreaded cold that's turned into Bronchitis again so just hoping I shake that off soon Then there's something that has given me a lot of hope over the last few days actually - anyone else seen the lovely advert for Eurovision..? I've decided that I want to enter so will be making a video to send in to make sure that I do something that I want to do - I'd love to have the chance to get to perform for the UK in a competition that I really love - and this is the chance :D:D I'll try to have a good read of the red arrow's - so many again but hope that all is well with my lovely forum buddies - I want to be back to stay this time and with a proper broadband connection at the flat from Thursday that should be all that much easier And between watching Deal or No Deal - one of my dearest friends is currently on - Gill, I know how much she wins but I can't say anything Laters!! A xx
  15. I'm hoping to move into the flat I've got this weekend, and it's heated by those horrid Economy 7 heaters. I understand the principle of how they work, by heating the bricks up at night, then releasing the heat through the day, but what's the best way to have them set up, when to have them on etc etc. It's a bit chilly in there at the moment as there's been no heating on for over a month but we finally got the electric meter changed to a proper credit one yesterday so can turn things like the heaters on!! Can you folks offer any helpful advice? A xx
  16. We keep losing our recycling bin on collection day as it gets caught by the wind, and we were without one for over three weeks the last time. In that time, we'd had a few parties, seemed to finish off the dregs of the vodka, gin, schnapps and others - and I was late putting out the recycling so did it when the men came round to collect - it took me a good five minutes to take three boxes out to them! I was a tad red faced, especially when the 4pint milk bottles were out numbered 4 to 1 by booze bottles A xx
  17. Oh Dear, Glad that Brian is not too seriously hurt and that he recovers quickly It sounds like he was doing all he could to be cautious I would say it was the car drivers fault also as you should never accept a gesture or flash of headlights as a signal that it is save to proceed/carry out your manoeuvre - the driver or rider is responsible for checking that it is safe to do so Hopefully it will be all sorted out by the insurance companies tho - just let them have the facts and wrangle it out between them - that's what you pay them for A xx
  18. How odd, I just got the same email today in my inbox........ Is there some strange coincidence that this was sent on by someone who I know - or a friend of theirs..... A xx
  19. I'd love to but its moving into the flat this weekend A xx
  20. Well done Kev, hope you're feeling ok I'm getting closer and closer to quitting, as since I got given an inhaler a few months ago I'm using it more and more to combat the breathlessness. I got asthma earlier in the year but my GP won't give me a steroid inhaler until I am off the cigs. I too wanted to try Champix, but I don't think I'll be allowed just yet. They're worried about the side effects and contraindications with my daily pill I already take....could make things worse if you know what I mean. Even more reason to quit tonight actually, for the first time in years I just burnt my lip on a cig, and now hate them!! You're doing really well tho - hat's off to you! A xx
  21. I'm due a contract renewal in a few weeks and want to change my mobile - the one I have is ok but it crashes occasionally It needs to be a really good music player, and have bluetooth so I can use it with my car stereo in place of an autochanger, but also have decent sized keys as I'm not that nimble with the keys and have big thumbs. Not too keen on touch screen phones tho, as the Prada phone I had was a nightmare! Anyone got any ideas? A xx
  22. Thanks for your good wishes all, I had a good read through of a load of posts now and yup, there are LOADS of new members!! I've slowly been getting things sorted at the flat and hope to move in a week on Saturday, going to pick up a kitchen I won on Ebay on Saturday - £11.50! so got a bit more decorating to do in the kitchen before that can be fitted - one had best get ones' skates on! With that and finding bits and bobs for the flat it's been a busy few days. The new job is brilliant, and I do get to have a few coffee's now through the day Talking of new members, I was mowing a lawn for an old lady yesterday and heard a familiar sound when stopped for a cuppa, their next door neighbours have an Eglu!! I wonder if the owner is on the forum..... I won't mention the address, but your lovely neighbours jungle now resembles more of a lawn and I'll be back once a month to look after it from now on. Would be lovely to meet you. So, going to have a few more coffee's before starting the day, and get ready for work at 11. See you all later A xxx
  23. Glad to hear you're settling in well Sit on lawnmowers eh? Just finished working for my best friends mower business - got to drive loads of them, and fell off the ramps with one on Friday as they were wet, brakes stopped it a bit quick and it slid off - a moment of....."I hope the customer can't see me now!!" I longed for the day of moving to a big house with lots of land, but our circumstances are a lot different now with my partner (ish) and I - I've got myself a flat above said friends mower shop and the outdoor mower storage area!! A xx

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