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About Jules.

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  1. Cruises

    Cathy I love going on cruise holidays, I think that half the fun is the dressing up in the evening and seeing all the holiday makers transformed in their smart clothes! What cruise line are they on? That can make a difference to the dress code. Most lines have a casual dress code during the day, normal "holiday wear" for the temperature. What they'd normally wear on a hot UK summers day would be fine. After 6pm the ship adheres to the evening dress code which can be formal (suit & tie for your dad, dressy dress or smart trousers & sparkly top for your mum) or smart casual which I like to think of as what you'd wear to go out to a nice restaurant. If your parents don't want to dress up at all one night then they can use the buffet or room service & wear their day time clothes. Med cruises tend to be a bit more casual just because of the heat. I have bought my formal dresses very cheaply from eBay, they can be sold on afterwards if your mum doesn't want to keep them. Lots of my other clothes come from charity shops .Depending on the cruise line there should be a self-service laundry room which are free to use, sometimes you have to buy powder, sometimes you can take your own. This can cut down on the amount of clothes needed to be packed, and also the suitcase weight if they are flying to the port. This information will be on the cruise line's website, as is more information on the dress code. it's really nothing to worry about. My favourite cruise so far was on a Cunard ship, it was so elegant & not at all s"Ooops, word censored!"by, just classy. I hope that they have a wonderful time & that they catch the cruising bug!
  2. I'm getting married!!!! This Friday!!!!

    That is so lovely & special what you have done, many congratulations x
  3. Sad news

    I remember them from the old days too. That's so so sad to hear, please would you pass on my sympathies x
  4. Exam results time is here again/ Off to Uni

    I'm glad that I've found this thread, I thought it was just me who would be feeling bereft after dropping alihodg off at Bangor last week for his first year. The house is quiet and his little brother is missing him, as we all are. My parents have even gone to visit him this weekend I take heart that we've done a good job getting him this far even though we climbed many a parental mountain and spent time in the parental valleys! I just want him to gave a great experience, he said he wants to end up with a first class degree in Spanish so I can't ask for any more from him than that. I'm already looking forward to his third year as he spends it in Spain. Guess where I'm planning on holidaying that year?!
  5. A reminder for Freshers!

    Thanks for this information, my eldest is off to uni this time
  6. Lily our Basset Hound has nails that grow like the clappers and she really dislikes having them clipped. We'd like to get her a nail file to give her lovely manicures but we've found that there are quite a few to choose from. If you use one on your dog what type do you use? We want one that's not too expensive, works really well and is easy to use. Thanks.
  7. Carpal tunnel operations - what do you know?

    I had this operation done on both hands two years ago, the ops were three months apart. First of all it is well worth having the op as my symptoms are now completely gone I would advise keeping the hand elevated for the first couple of days after surgery in a sling, and also to make full use of the painkillers that the hospital will provide. These will most probably be codeine based, so watch out for the constipation I had three weeks off work for each hand and found that to be sufficient for me, but of course everyone is different and do different jobs. I had a little go at driving a couple of days before I returned to work and found that my left hand ( my dominant hand) hurt a little whilst changing gears but I was in full control of the car. My left hand was the one that was operated on first and it's surprising how quickly I adapted to using my right hand. Once the stitches had been taken out I used bio oil to help with the scarring and dryness and now you wouldn't know by looking that I've had surgery. I think that I posted a thread on here asking for advice about my op, hopefully it will still be there. Does your friend have an underactive thyroid gland? That was the cause of my carpal tunnel.
  8. Off to Vet School!

    Well done Lewis, that's fantastic news
  9. I feel like I am a rubbish driver :(

    You're not a rubbish driver. You're a considerate safe driver. It's very sad what happened, but it was an accident and it seems like nothing could have prevented it from happening. You did the right thing taking the cat to a vet ( which would have been a difficult thing to do ) and also leaving information for the cats owner to find out what had happened to his pet. When our cat Jake was run over and killed while we were out at work we had a struggle to find out quickly where he had been taken to, though we eventually found him.
  10. I'd just like to make an announcement...

    Huge congratulations, what lovely news x
  11. Beware of cookies when looking at flight prices

    Thanks for the heads up from me too. Hubby is currently looking for flights to visit his dad who lives in France so I've passed the message onto him too.
  12. They so grow up soon, our youngest boy turned ten in January and he has been using deodorant for a year now. He's of average height too, so he's not anywhere near puberty yet. He just sweats a lot, bless him. I think his older brother was about eleven when he started using deodorant.
  13. Present

    Your friend sounds very much like my son he plays the guitar and bass guitar and we once bought him a recycled metal guitarist from the Manchester Christmas markets. If you google images of "recycled metal guitar" then I hope you can see the kind of thing that I mean. Son has his sat on his bedroom window ledge and it looks pretty
  14. Kitchen Bin irritations

    Have you contacted Brabantia? The bins are guaranteed for 10 years if I remember correctly? We had a problem with the lid staying closed on our springy lid bin and we contacted Brabantia and they sent us a new catch straight away.
  15. Chocolate Truffles

    They are so easy to make, this year I left them to cool overnight in my porch & this made them a doddle to mould into rustic shapes for dusting in the cocoa powder