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#1 chesilbeach

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 08:46 AM

New week, new month, new year! Happy new year to you all - what's going on with you today?

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:12 PM

Happy New Year, everyone :)!

I'm feeling quite tired from yesterday, having had to stay up past my bedtime (not much sleeping through the noise from the fireworks set off in the neighbourhood). So today I'll try to rest and take things slow. I had a nice phone call with my sister earlier today.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:19 PM

Happy New Year!

 

Mine will be an expensive one - heating on the car has packed in, and woke up today to find no heating or hot water in the house either,  Stuck in waiting for an engineer to turn up, who will charge goodness knows how much for it being a) Sunday and b) a Bank Holiday :banghead:



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:40 PM

That doesn't sound nice at all Madeleine :(. I hope you can get things fixed and that they won't be too expensive :(.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:53 PM

We need a new boiler - the one we've got is only just over 3 years old, so I'm pretty furious, but it has to be done.  This must be the most expensive new year ever - I still need work doing on the car, and also need new glasses which are currently on order.  So will be spending Bank Holiday Monday stuck in with heating engineers ( although I might escape to go to the local shops).



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

heres to everyone having health and prosperity in friends

happy new year



#7 Talisman

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

We are starting the New Year as we usually do with a tidy up of the house, getting rid of a load of last years clutter. This afternoon we hope to go and see the new Jennifer Lawrence film Passengers. Then it's back to work tomorrow. :wacko:   



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:25 AM

We need a new boiler - the one we've got is only just over 3 years old, so I'm pretty furious, but it has to be done.  This must be the most expensive new year ever - I still need work doing on the car, and also need new glasses which are currently on order.  So will be spending Bank Holiday Monday stuck in with heating engineers ( although I might escape to go to the local shops).

 

Ugh, what a pain! Not a great start to the year....hopefully things will pick up for you.

 

Talisman, can you let me know what Passengers is like? The trailer looks good!



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:22 PM

Good luck getting it all sorted Madeleine. Perhaps this means the rest of the year will go smoothly for you.   

 

After a wonderfully quiet weekend we headed out to the shops for a couple of hours this morning, and picked up a few bargains (no books!). It was fun, especially as neither of us particularly enjoy shopping, but a banana bran muffin washed down with a coffee helped.  :D

 

Back home and planning on organising myself for the rest of the month. I try to plan ahead, then go with the flow. It works for me.  :yes:

 

Happy New Year everyone.  :doowapstart:



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

Had a final lazy day before starting back at work tomorrow but I've got a few things lined up in January to look forward to, so I'm holding on to those at the moment! :lol:



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 07:39 PM

 

Talisman, can you let me know what Passengers is like? The trailer looks good!

 

It was brilliant - unlike a lot of these type of films it actually has a good story to it and isn't just about the special effects, which admittedly though are good. The ending is a bit strange, but apart from that it was probably the best sci fi film I have seen since Gravity. I would be interested when the DVD is released to see how they made it.  



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 07:46 PM

Spent the day doing a load of chores around the house that I have been putting off for a while. It was sunny but cold this afternoon so I went for a run round a local lake and had to spend most of the run dodging unruly dogs. I love dogs but it does annoy me when people let their dogs off the lead in busy parks when they have no control over them. In the last 4 days I have had my heels nipped at by two dogs and almost tripped over another.

 

Defintely having a lazy evening tonight.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:35 PM

Spent the day doing a load of chores around the house that I have been putting off for a while. It was sunny but cold this afternoon so I went for a run round a local lake and had to spend most of the run dodging unruly dogs. I love dogs but it does annoy me when people let their dogs off the lead in busy parks when they have no control over them. In the last 4 days I have had my heels nipped at by two dogs and almost tripped over another.

Defintely having a lazy evening tonight.


I definitely understand that Brian, I see it all the time over our country park and runners often eye my dogs with caution. Thankfully I trained mine from an early age to ignore runners, and everyone else for that matter! I also taught them an instant down stay for those situations where I am unable to get hold of them.
Unfortunately some runners seem to hate dogs and I even had one aim a kick at my old boy (13) when he was just standing still!

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:37 PM

Madeline, How awful for you! But if it's starting out this miserable, it's bound to get better! /fingers crossed/.

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year. Best Wishes to all. :D

Here is a story I spotted that is pretty wonderful to start the year.
https://weather.com/...escue-antarctic

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:39 PM

Oooh, Madeline, I pray you get that fixed quickly and inexpensively!

 

I spent the past few days getting my new planner set up and working on filling out my new fitness calendar and budget. I got a jump start on my healthy clean eating and have already lost 10 lbs. I didn't want to wait til the new year as the hardest days are the first few weeks. I'm two weeks in and have gotten past the roughest part. I'm doing yoga and an interval class starting tomorrow.

 

Now that all my paperwork (budget, fitness, etc) is in order and we know where we stand and where we're going this year, I can focus on my job search. Tomorrow morning I head out with resumes in hand and will go to our local employment agency and temporary job agencies (which is my preference to see what company I like) and cast my lot. My goals right now are to pay down certain debt and start on my student loans.

 

Here's the planner that is all the rage here in the States!

https://www.amazon.c...lanner 365 2017

 

Have a great day all!



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:18 PM

Holidays are over and I am so happy! I am not Scrooge to hate Xmas but the fuss everyone makes about it, running, shopping, cooking and buying everything they need and mostly don't need is making me weary. At least Santa made up for it and gave me and electric kettle so I can make my tea and coffee easier. 

 

Oh and I saw Star Wars Rogue One today. Surprisingly good to be honest. 



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:44 AM

I definitely understand that Brian, I see it all the time over our country park and runners often eye my dogs with caution. Thankfully I trained mine from an early age to ignore runners, and everyone else for that matter! I also taught them an instant down stay for those situations where I am unable to get hold of them.
Unfortunately some runners seem to hate dogs and I even had one aim a kick at my old boy (13) when he was just standing still!

 

Trying to kick a dog, what a horrible person. Happily it's a tiny minority who have no control over their dogs, the rest are perfectly fine.

 

Off to go rock climbing (indoors) shortly, haven't been for about 6 months so no doubt I will be terrible at it again :D



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:45 AM

I haven't been here in aaaaaages! (Again :lurker: )

 

I'm about 95% of the way moved into my new house. It's.... okay, I guess. It still feels surreal, and I feel like I'm enduring this bizzare experience for no apparent reason until such time as I can go home to my old house. Don't think it's hit me that I don't live there anymore. I still have some bits to pick up from my old house, planning on doing that this evening, and I have to cancel my internet and gas in that house too, so I must take a meter reading this evening for the gas while I'm there - if I can figure out where/how!

 

I'm gradually recovering from the second cold I've had in the last month. Very tired, head hurts, not really focusing at work today at all.



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 12:19 PM

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone's enjoying the new year so far! It's been rather rainy for me!

My coursework starts again this Saturday, so I'm just enjoying my holiday till then. I had a few errands to run this morning, and am planning on spending my afternoon making some jewellery.

Holidays are over and I am so happy! I am not Scrooge to hate Xmas but the fuss everyone makes about it, running, shopping, cooking and buying everything they need and mostly don't need is making me weary.

I like Christmas, but as soon as it's over I like to get the decorations down. I think it makes my flat look too cluttered. I did get lots of chocolates, though (so it can't be too bad!).

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:27 PM

It was back to work for me today. I really did not want to get up when the alarm went off at 6.20am, but I knew I had to and of course once I was there it wasn't that bad. My colleague is definitely leaving next Friday - it has all been confirmed and of course he has been talking about it to everyone who will listen. Surprisingly they are still going ahead with his disciplinary - I guess he cannot get away with it just because he is now leaving. The meeting will be tomorrow. I haven't been sent an invite, but I am sure I will be the third person to know the outcome (after him and of course HR). It will probably be a warning though. I bought him a leaving card on the way home, as I am his Manager, so I guess it is up to me to start a collection for him. I am tempted to buy him a one way ticket to the North Pole with the proceeds but that wouldn't be fair on the penguins!






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