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#1 Joinee Michelle

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:28 am

Well getting rid of these didn't work to engage the forum so can't we have them back?

What made me smile today was lovely kisses from my little boys as they went to nursery.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:41 am

What made me smile today?  They're bringing back a third series of Sherlock Holmes, excellent!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:41 am

lovely sleep, knowing that i still have a few days off work!
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:39 am

Banana Bread and Custard for Breakfast - Nyom :)
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:15 pm

Oh, yay! It's back. This thread caused me no end of joy. :D :wub: :blush:

Another source of smiles is the kindness of Joinees. I can't wait for August.



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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:24 pm

just saw a thing on tv ( amanda reminded me!) which made me think of smuching biscuits , banana and chocolate together in the oven!

sounds nyom in my head!
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:34 pm

Looking at pictures of my adorable newest niece on my phone and on facebook.

She is the best cutest most gorgeous thing in the world, and I am besotted with her. :wub:
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:00 pm

Lovely walk in the crisp sunshine with lovely man.

:)
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:05 pm

View PostPJ Hannah B-R, on 17 January 2012 - 02:00 pm, said:

Lovely walk in the crisp sunshine with lovely man.

:)
Crips!

Erm... I mean crisps.
Just because you made me think of them. Haven't had any crisps in a while.

... As you were.

Edited by Lethal Biddle, 17 January 2012 - 02:07 pm.

CHEESE AND WIIIIIIINE!!!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:21 pm

Another smile from me - my REALLY soft brand spanking new Chesterfield Football Club dressing gown. I only went in the clubshop for something for my mums birthday. Oops!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:40 pm

Started a new course today, I am supposed to be learning how my child plays and how I can encourage her strengths etc.. I made the hungry caterpillar and his food out of playdoh and coloured in and stuck ducks to straws. All whilst someone watched my child... :D
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:57 pm

Yay! Hurrah! I have missed this thread, it's a bit like positive only status updates  :D

Oh yes, todays big smile is planning handmade gifts for the current round of "make something hand made for the first 5 people - blah blah blah" on face book. I love it. Mum White xxx
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:32 pm

The 'outing' of Joinee Santa :)
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:08 pm

Hahaha joinee Santa! I KNEW IT!!!
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:10 pm

Bollocks.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:05 am

HAHAHAHAH!!! I knew it was you!!!

I've got lovely friends. I had an AWFUL morning, but lovely friends made it so much better.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:08 pm

Booking a cleaner to come for 2 hours a week.  I know that this sounds bad but I work 30 hours per week and get very little time with my kids - the bit I do get I want to spend having fun with them not stuffing them in front of Disney Junior channel so I can clean the bathroms.  I can't wait!!
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:46 pm

Good idea. It's something I'm DEFINITELY going to do as soon as we have the disposable budget. It means the floors always get cleaned and hoovered and dusting gets done whereas I normally just tidy and wipe and then clean properly every now and then!

Also - you're providing employment, YOU'RE SAVING THE ECONOMY.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:10 pm

:)  The grumpy thread - I feel so much better now! Mum White xx
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:17 pm

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:13 pm

* A real life person (well, a BBC news reporter) called Julia Caesar :lol: That properly made my day and it was only 8am.  I also enjoyed that, of course, HBR saw and appreciated this too.

* Boys :wub:

* Work. I just love my work. I made a big decision last month that I based purely on the fact that I love my job, and luckily now that I've had some more time to mull that over, I'm convinced that I was right and I really DO love my job. It is hard and stressful and bits of it aren't fun sometimes, but most of all it is so much fun and I adore it. And I adore my team. They get me, and when they don't get me they appreciate me for my un-get-able-ness. I've been there over 2 years and I still feel so lucky that I get to walk into that office every day. So that is what is making me smile today.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:37 pm

E can now say book... Which is a small thing in its self but it does make mesmile when she says a new word... Wish she would let me read something other than Dear Zoo however...
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:09 pm

School.

The bus driver on the return trip. I stepped to the door to get off and he grabbed my hand and said, "Hold on , smiley, until the bus comes to a complete stop." He must have been watching me smile! I patted him on the shoulder and told him to have a wonderful night. He was very kind while driving, paying it forward by allowing cars to merge in front of the bus. You'd be surprised how many drivers didn't let him have the right-of-way although it's a state law.

And, trip planning. :wub:


That is all.


Not really, but it's certainly enough! :) :)
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:34 pm

Late shift last week
Late shift this week
Late shift next week

I like late shift :D
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:28 pm

View PostPJ Hannah B-R, on 18 January 2012 - 01:46 pm, said:

Good idea. It's something I'm DEFINITELY going to do as soon as we have the disposable budget. It means the floors always get cleaned and hoovered and dusting gets done whereas I normally just tidy and wipe and then clean properly every now and then!

Also - you're providing employment, YOU'RE SAVING THE ECONOMY.

Hurrah for saving the economy!

Before I had kids I could always say my house was clean but not necessarily tidy.  Now it is bordering on neither.  Hopefully this will help.  She starts a 4 week trial on Monday so wil see :-)

My smile today Galaxy Cookie crumble.  Oh my.  SOOOOOO good.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:35 pm

:D After yesterday's debacle with the people I ordered lights from in September, I was delighted to get an email from the alternative supplier that I found online yesterday afternoon, to say that they will be delivering my lights on Friday.

I have to confess to a certain pleasure in ringing the first company , cancelling the order, despite their gibbering protest of "But we have got an update for you" and telling them that I would be very glad if they would refund my money immediately, and make arrangements to pick up the wrong lights at my convenience! Now just praying for a smiley Friday! Mum White.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:52 pm

New washing machine is coming! I don't know when, but we're getting a new one!

Ginger beer.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:02 pm

Afternoon sunshine and a lovely guitar lesson, all sorts of plans  :). Then when I got home I found a lovely card from Rachel, which was really funny, as I had just posted one to her! Thank you so much Rachel, yes a very smiley sort of day. Mum White.

Edited by Joinee Mum White, 19 January 2012 - 11:20 pm.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:09 pm

I woke at 3a.m. with a pounding headache and couldn't fall back asleep. I took a hot lavender bath which has relaxed me and eased the headache almost into non-existence. I am sipping yummy coffee, eating tangerines and wasting time until I catch the bus at 7:51 to school. Tonight is movie/beer/taco night and Thomas has chosen The Guard. That's odd to me because it's a comic mystery and he usually doesn't like to combine the two. It sounds interesting to me though.

This should be a good  day. Especially since I have quashed the pain in my noggin. Yay for the absence of achey head!

I wish all of you a wonderful day and a brilliant, cozy weekend. :wub: :) :pirate:  Hug somebody! xoxo
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:27 pm

I ADORE my singing teacher an unfeasible amount. She is amazing.

Tra la frciking LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:02 pm

Ooh aah ooh. I am deeply in lust with my new hat!


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:41 pm

:D  My new lights arrived by 9.30 am! - Ordered on Wednesday at about 4.30 pm. - take a leaf out of that book Mac & Mac Interiors. I am thrilled and relieved I can tell you!

Also had a lovely morning with my new gardener/odd job man putting up coat hooks, notice boards etc and drinking tea. He is the best odd job man ever.

He's getting married at the end of the year so we had a good old chat about venues etc.  Mum White.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:54 pm

Hooray for a happy ending to the lights situation, Jane! I hope you give the original company what for. And that you get all your money back without a fuss.

And Rachel, I love that you have a hat with a clock on!

Some of my smiles of the day:
1. boys
2. an email beginning "Ziggy says..." (also, see point 1)
3. Arthur, my singing penguin toy
4. the 'Action Movie FX' app on the iphone. Absolutely brilliant. Download it now.
5. an unexpected gift from Miss Siobhan
6. this weekend I am adventuring with Siobhan and Danni and I actually CAN'T WAIT. It is going to be AMAZING.

:)
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:39 pm

Weekend with my mummy.
Followed by a week with my mummy.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:49 am

Our new house was on 'Escape to the Country' yesterday  :D  

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:10 pm

View PostPoohbah (Gsq), on 20 January 2012 - 06:54 pm, said:

Some of my smiles of the day:
1. boys

Clarification and embellishment required.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:23 pm

Busted came on shuffle. I love busted. The music of my youth was pretty inspiring not gonna lie.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:54 pm

Good coffee, snow and Thomas. Life is beautiful.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:22 pm

A visit from my best fried which has involved bucks fizz, coke ham, American Idol, brownies, a visit to to the garden centre and a few good debates! :) I :wub: her!!
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:15 pm

THE most amazing weekend with Danni and Siobhan! Wookey Hole is pretty much THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE EVER. And I've had icecream for lunch two days running. And today's roadtrip finished with Paul Gross's song Voodoo. Click here to see it on the YouTube
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:21 pm

No mention of Thunderstruck. Did you three watch it? Thomas and I talked about it yesterday while dining at Cowboy Jack's. He actually used the term Good Grub. Thomas. :wub:  *sigh*

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:47 pm

Ah no we didn't get chance to watch it. Have you seen it? I love it :wub:
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:28 pm

View PostRachel Rose, on 20 January 2012 - 01:02 pm, said:

Posted Image  :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:38 pm

my mister is amazing. I realised i properly loves him. I've never been in love and it feels all nice and stuff. And he's hot. Winner.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:36 pm

View PostPoohbah (Gsq), on 22 January 2012 - 05:47 pm, said:

Ah no we didn't get chance to watch it. Have you seen it? I love it :wub:


Oh, yes. We own it. Thomas is a diehard AC/DC fan so we have lots of stuff that relates to them, no matter how vaguely.  I love it, too! I loved Bon. I love Brian just as much. :wub: :wub: :wub:

View Postspannz15, on 22 January 2012 - 08:38 pm, said:

my mister is amazing. I realised i properly loves him. I've never been in love and it feels all nice and stuff. And he's hot. Winner.

That's really lovely, Miss D. :)

That hat...it's gear fab, Doug.

You're so silly sometimes. :D

Edited by Rachel Rose, 22 January 2012 - 10:34 pm.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:42 pm

View Postspannz15, on 22 January 2012 - 08:38 pm, said:

my mister is amazing. I realised i properly loves him. I've never been in love and it feels all nice and stuff. And he's hot. Winner.

Hooray for love and all associated squishy happy feelings! :D

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:57 pm

Lovely, lovely weekend :)
Sarah home for a couple of days, fabulous "tube Station" fancy dress party and a lovely, chilled afternoon in front of the fire playing Carcassone and Ticket to Ride with John and Sarah.
Big smiles about a phonecall progressing some exciting plans  :) :) :)   Mum White x
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:10 am

View PostKeen Joinee (GTJ), on 21 January 2012 - 11:49 am, said:

Our new house was on 'Escape to the Country' yesterday  :D  

3 minutes 12 seconds in, if you're interested;
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*gasp*

Amanda your house is proper GORGEOUS!!! I'm sooo jealous, WANT!!
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:19 pm

My house is clean and shining!  Well worth the money.  

Just need to work on keeping it tidy now so that she can clean every week.  That is going to be the hard part I feel.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:55 pm

Going down the pub for dinner tonight  :)
I know we do it every week now, but it always makes me smile and remember back to the days when we hardly ever went out because of kids/lack of money. There was a time when we decided that we would try to go out once a month. We couldn't always manage it. I am blessed with such a happy life now.  - Well, it wasn't unhappy then, it was still fun, I guess it's just very easy now.   :)  Mum White
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