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long road 07-06-2023 03:25 PM

The cherries were a highlight. I don't get cherries very often as they are so expensive and only good when in season.

one_step_closer 07-06-2023 03:37 PM

Oh I do love cherries. Haven't had any in ages. Your lunch sounds very tasty and balanced.

I usually put my badges on the numerous backpacks I have but some of them I might need to put on my t-shirt for special occasions! I forgot to bring my badge that says 'my emotional support frog says I don't have to' to the gym group. I need to remember to bring it when I'm meeting up with my support worker to discuss volunteering at the food bank.

tamobhuuta 07-06-2023 04:23 PM


long road 07-06-2023 04:25 PM

I am trying to eat more fruit and veg at the moment so I actually get my 5 a day. And I find it's only possible if I have a least 2 portions before dinner (1 with breakfast, 1 with lunch or 2 with lunch).

Maybe you can treat yourself to some cherries on your next food shop Lindsay? They are only properly in season June through to July, which is when they taste their best.

All of the badges, all of the time!
Love your emotional support frog! I agree with them that you don't have to volunteer unless you want to.

not_so_insig 07-06-2023 04:46 PM

Hello all. I have been swimming today.

Lindsay I love those badges.

tamobhuuta 07-06-2023 05:05 PM

How was swimming insig?

Good luck getting your 5 a day LR.

not_so_insig 07-06-2023 05:11 PM

It was cold but brilliant thanks tamobhuuta. I wild swam and saw a dragonfly plus a butterfly.

tamobhuuta 07-06-2023 05:37 PM

Aw amazing.

nonperson 07-06-2023 05:38 PM

Oooh I like those badges too a lot too, particularly the "I didn't want to come" one. =P

one_step_closer 07-06-2023 05:57 PM

Getting in your 5 a day can be hard. I don't think I ever manage it.

I have so many cool badges. I'm not sure if I'll have room for new ones on my backpacks.

How long do you stay in the water, Dawn? Butterflies are beautiful, I especially like the plain cream coloured ones. Not sure if I've seen a dragonfly.

NP, I may never wear the 'I didn't want to come' badge because I never go to any social events! Although I could maybe wear it to the gym group if I have an off day and my support worker forces me to come.

long road 07-06-2023 06:22 PM

I am getting better at the 5 a day but it is tricky. I'd say I get 4 or 5 most days now. Although on the days we end up getting takeaway more like 2 or 3!

Love dragonflies and butterflies, so cool to see them Dawn.

Get more backpack for more badges Lindsay? XD

one_step_closer 07-06-2023 06:23 PM

Oh, Jen that is a sneaky idea! I do have an extra backpack that I was going to sell but...

long road 07-06-2023 06:24 PM

He he he super sneaky!

one_step_closer 07-06-2023 06:27 PM

How are you getting on this evening, Jen?

Question for all:

Do you collect anything? I'm not sure if I collect badges and pins but I do have a lot and a few backpacks. I have the full collection of the original Goosebumps books. I also collect Zuru Fidget Cubes, medical stuff (love my pulse oximeter), bic pens with all the colours, and that may be it.

long road 07-06-2023 06:33 PM

Not too bad. Breathing has definitely settled down. Am in a bit of pain though. And a bit fuzzy headed. We are having fishcakes, potato wedges and salad (mixed salad leaves, coleslaw and beetroot) for dinner in a minute.

How are you this evening?

I collect Lego architecture models and Lego in general. Have them set up in little display cases.

Cacoethes 07-06-2023 06:41 PM

There are dragonflies EVERYWHERE at my mum's. Because of the lake.
They get trapped in the house on an annoyingly regular basis. Tons of them.

I have returned!
Had a good time!
Then on the walk back, i remembered i was meant to go back and get my prescription *facepalm*
So managed to get there before closing luckily!

And no one from maxillofacial rang me back, of course

long road 07-06-2023 06:53 PM

Dragonflies in the house is not a good vibe. They are lovely to watch at the lake where they belong.

Yay for a good time!
Glad you remembered just in time to get your meds as well, hopefully you weren't too close to home.

Gah to maxillofacial phone fails.

Cacoethes 07-06-2023 10:02 PM

The buggers are all over the place XD

No, thankfully I remembered on the way! And it's only a very short detour from the route i usually take home.

Yeah they suck at phone calls.

nonperson 07-06-2023 10:37 PM

Dragonflies are lovely. They often turn up when I'm watering at work. =)

Cacoethes 08-06-2023 06:12 AM


Morning everyone!

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 10:09 AM

Morning Cacoethes, how are you?

not_so_insig 08-06-2023 10:16 AM

Hello all. Ryl bin day today!

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 10:59 AM

Hi insig! How are you?

Cacoethes 08-06-2023 11:07 AM

I'm ok thanks!
Woke up early again! But later than usual!
Got all my stuff done by 7:40am apart from asda XD
Cleaned out boys, cleaned living room and kitchen, put the boy's washing on.
Around 8:30am sent off sick notes and found out my appointment today is cancelled.
Just been to asda.
Will probably clean the house, because i don't have anything to do until taekwondo later!

Bins have been collected here!

It's a lovely day out there today!

How are you?

not_so_insig 08-06-2023 11:34 AM

I am ok thanks. About a year ago I lost my ipod classic and was annoyed. Today I have found it. It's now on charge as unsurprisingly the battery is flat. I am so glad to have found it.

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 12:00 PM

Well done for activities Cacoethes.

I'm glad you found your ipod. I love my ipod classic and it's quite old now so I'm dreading the day it dies because it has ALL my music and audiobooks on it.

I have had a hairwash and done my laundry, it's now on the line in the lovely sunshine. Except my oodie which there wasn't room for, that's draped on a chair. Also I found a book I bought ages ago and haven't read so I'm hoping to start that today, depending on concentration.

Cacoethes 08-06-2023 12:19 PM


Well done for your activities too!

That's the only thing about oodies, they are so thick you have to put them in by themselves!
Which you're actually meant to do anyway, because they have to go on a different wash cycle.

long road 08-06-2023 12:52 PM

Hello Everyone, I have come on a mini adventure to the seaside today. Just about to pick up some pasties to eat in the sun, while watching the sea

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 01:07 PM

Sounds lovely LR.

I was too eager in eating my soup and I've hurt my throat :(

long road 08-06-2023 01:10 PM

It is rather lovely. Sun is shining with a slight sea breeze

one_step_closer 08-06-2023 01:19 PM

Afternoon everyone.

Well done for doing so much, Beckie. I guess it helps to have things to do if you're getting up so early. But very annoying waking up at that time.

Your iPod went missing a year ago! It's like discovering treasure after all this time!

Well done with your tasks, Tamo. I hope you enjoy your book. Oh no for burny throat, what kind of soup did you have?

I hope you enjoy your day, Jen. Sounds so nice. :)

Here are my duck socks for day two of honouring Jen.

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 01:31 PM

Excellent socks.

I had cream of mushroom, it was tastey. I'm watching bbc news and they interviewed a man with a fantastic beard about the Loch Ness monster.

one_step_closer 08-06-2023 01:37 PM

Haha! Was his beard really long? I think some beards are way too long.

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 01:42 PM

Really long, really bushy and bright white.

one_step_closer 08-06-2023 01:44 PM

Wow. What was he saying about the Loch Ness monster?

Cacoethes 08-06-2023 01:52 PM

Sounds lovely jen!

Awesome socks lindsay!

Thank you!
I just wasn't sure if i was still having my appointment or not (i am not) so thought I'd get everything done, just in case!
Have now cleaned the house.

Hahaha! Exactly how i would imagine a guy would look like being on the news talking about the loch ness monster XD

one_step_closer 08-06-2023 01:54 PM

What's your plans for the rest of the day, Beckie?

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 02:21 PM

He was saying it might or might not exist. A nessie sceptic, not a nessie cynic.

Cacoethes 08-06-2023 02:30 PM

Just taekwondo later. That's all!

Ah i see!

one_step_closer 08-06-2023 02:34 PM

Sitting on the fence then about the Loch Ness monster. I think whatever it is/was it must be dead by now!

Do you know what you'll be doing in taekwondo today, Beckie?

I feel really greedy and guilty asking this (have also asked on Fb) but would anyone be willing to send me a positive card or something with a supportive/uplifting message as I am still struggling a lot with my mental health problems right now? Dawn sent me a lovely card which I continue to read and it is helpful. It's absolutely fine to say no though, there is no pressure.

Cacoethes 08-06-2023 02:37 PM

I think with all the tech we have now, we probably would have found something by now.

Nope! Never do.

I can! Send me your address! :-D

one_step_closer 08-06-2023 02:40 PM

Do you learn new things every time plus go over previous things? I hope you enjoy it and be careful not to do anyone any damage including yourself!

Thank you Beckie, much love. I will PM you.

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 02:46 PM

I will osc! Pm me your address :)

long road 08-06-2023 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4354435)
Here are my duck socks for day two of honouring Jen.

Yay more duck socks! And this time the ducks are in rubber rings! Excellent!

Back from the seaside and now flopped on the sofa with my feet up. Was good fun although at times a bit too hot out there. Am tired now but still worth it. First time I've been to the seaside in ages.

tamobhuuta 08-06-2023 03:08 PM

Yay! Time to cool down now?

Cacoethes 08-06-2023 03:15 PM

Don't learn new things every time.
We don't even really get a plan! The instructor will just be like 'ok, line up!' And we do the oath thing and then he'll usually either say find a partner or start with a move or a basic pattern.
Or sometimes fitness. But that doesn't happen often. I've only done it once. And they don't tell you, because otherwise people won't turn up XD

It is rather warm!
I won't be able to wear a jacket, which means everyone is going to stare at me in my dobok on the way there. Lol

long road 08-06-2023 03:47 PM

Definitely cooling down time. I am in my living room with the curtains closed

Did you find out if you get to wear t-shirts to class in summer yet Beckie?

one_step_closer 08-06-2023 03:51 PM

Thank you, Tamo. Have PM'd you.

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip, Jen. Hope you're cooling down but not too much.

Do funky moves on the street when you're going there, Beckie.

Cacoethes 08-06-2023 04:04 PM

Time to chill then jen, literally :tongue2:

No one has brought it up yet! But it's supposed to be very warm this weekend and next week, so fingers crossed!

Yes lindsay, because that won't make me look at all insane XD

long road 08-06-2023 05:18 PM

Literal chilling XD although I don't have the fan in the living room so its more not quite as warm as earlier!

There's a song about Kung Fu fighting. So Kung Fu practioners could dance to that. And now I think about it Walk Off the Earth have a song that is sort of about Taekwondo but more about doing things for the person you love https://youtu.be/RJCvwslfIYI

So you should dance to this song if you do want to do funky moves in the street.

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