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Pi.R^2 13-05-2023 09:59 PM

I can still remember the number for Live and Kicking!!

Also it may surprise you to learn that we consider my sister to be the one in the family with a posher accent; no one knows where she got it from. Have you heard me do my Irish accent?

Cacoethes 13-05-2023 10:08 PM

Is your sister the queen??
I think i must have done!
But its been so long since I've seen you, maybe not!
A lot of **** was happening back then XD

My nanny and grandad on mum's side have the thickest Norfolk accent, so does my auntie, but at a lesser degree. My mum however, very posh accent! She claims she hated the Norfolk accent and just chose a different one. I cannot see how that's a thing!
My dad was exactly the same actually...and my uncle and nanny are very Norfolk.
Very odd.

Pi.R^2 13-05-2023 10:12 PM


Actually when was the last time I even saw you??

Your mum sounds like a proper oddball tbh so that doesn’t even surprise me :P

Cacoethes 13-05-2023 10:17 PM

A very long time ago i would imagine!
Have i seen you since i had jasmine? I'm pretty sure i have.
Definitely haven't seen you since you left the capital!
Then i was convinced you hated me for a while for some reason.
Then i realised you didn't hate me and i stopped caring about people hating me anyway.
Idk XD

Yeah she is properly weird tbh XD

Cacoethes 13-05-2023 10:26 PM

Though I'm glad i don't have the Norfolk accent. I'm gonna be honest, it makes you sound a bit thick, even when you're absolutely not XD

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 07:25 AM

Morning everyone!

Pi.R^2 14-05-2023 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4351058)
A very long time ago i would imagine!
Have i seen you since i had jasmine? I'm pretty sure i have.
Definitely haven't seen you since you left the capital!
Then i was convinced you hated me for a while for some reason.

Lol, was it because of the stern PMs??? I can confirm I never hated you.

Also I have consulted my meet book and it seems you attended the Easter London meet in April 2016 which was just a few months before I left so I guess that's when we last met!

Also good morning!

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 09:13 AM

I don't think it was because of that. But possibly contributed XD

Don't remember!
I love that you have a meet book!
I miss the meets

Morning! Has this thread always had a star next to it??

Pi.R^2 14-05-2023 09:39 AM

ikr, maybe we could manage another London meet sometime? Rally some of the old gang, get the newbies involved too?

Hmm, I think it has always had the star. Luna must have chosen it when she made the thread all those years ago (nearly 7 years, Jesus Christ).

Pi.R^2 14-05-2023 09:39 AM

Right, I'm having a Productive Day Of Work so will only be checking in after I've completed each allocated section of tasks. Have a good day folks!

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 09:41 AM

That would be so good!
Though marble arch spoons is no more :'(

Clearly my observation skills are terrible XD

Have fun doing work stuff!

tamobhuuta 14-05-2023 10:24 AM

I would do a London meet.

In my news, Sussex has no water.

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 10:41 AM

I'm fairly sure I've met you at a meet before tamo? Long time ago!
Unless I'm thinking of someone else!

No water?? Not at all??

tamobhuuta 14-05-2023 11:00 AM

Not at all! I used our last to flush the loo! Though technically it's our town and surrounding area, not the WHOLE of Sussex. So we've bought a zillion bottles from over the road for essential drinking.

We probably met at a London meet?

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 11:33 AM

Wow! That's insane!
Why? How long for?
I had to go without water for 8 hours. I think it was while they were installing my new boiler?
Or some work that was done all day! That was bad enough
Does that mean no tea??

It was definitely london that i think i remember meeting you! So probably was

tamobhuuta 14-05-2023 11:38 AM

There's a problem with the chlorine so it's not safe. They're hoping to fix it in 24 hours so fingers crossed. We decided morning tea was essential water.

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 11:48 AM

That doesn't sound good! At least they realised.
Fingers crossed for a quick fix!
Morning tea is definitely essential water!

tamobhuuta 14-05-2023 11:56 AM

What are you up to today?

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 12:03 PM

Not a lot.
Was gonna do an exercise class but i did a mini clean out of the boy's cage and felt really unwell, so decided not to go.
Doing some washing, need to put the boy's fleece in after my washing is done, changed bedding already, got someone coming to pick something up that i put on the free site, neighbour is coming to clean at 1 and i will shower tonight.

How about you?

Pi.R^2 14-05-2023 12:19 PM

Oh goodness tamo, what a drama with the water! Hope it’s fixed soon.

Beckie, sorry you felt unwell :(. Are you feeling any better now?

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 12:22 PM

Head is still a bit fuzzy and feeling rather nauseous and tired!
But my sleep has been crap so that's likely the culprit for the tiredness!

How are you getting on with your Productive Day of Work?

long road 14-05-2023 12:44 PM


I had a weird night. And when I finally slept I had some very odd dreams where I was on the run.

Not sure how I am feeling now.

Oh no to no water Tamo! Hope it comes back soon.

Hope you feel less eurgh soon Beckie. I know napping doesn't work for you but could you have a lie down listening to music or something?

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 12:50 PM

Morning! (Just about!)

Odd dreams can make you feel a bit out of sorts for a bit.
Have you got anything planned for today or can you chill?

Thank you
I don't like lying down unless I'm going to sleep or REALLY ill!
Just feeling a bit off so I'll be ok. It's mainly the head fuzziness that's annoying! It's not like struggling to think, it physically feels fuzzy!
But i am resting!
My neighbour is coming round at 1 to clean, but i don't need to do anything.

long road 14-05-2023 12:58 PM

Hey it counts!

We are meant to be seeing partners Dad this afternoon as it is his birthday today. Partner is napping though after I woke him up at 5am so I am not sure if that is still the plan.

Want to try and have a shower.

Glad you are at least testing. How are the boys today?

Ahimsa 14-05-2023 12:58 PM

morning all

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 01:03 PM

Hope you have a good day whatever you decide on doing!
Birthdays don't really mean as much when you're older, unless it's a big one!

Shower is a good plan

Yeah. The boys are fine, just having their midday nap!

Hey Beth! How are you?

tamobhuuta 14-05-2023 01:15 PM

Sorry you're not feeling well Cacoethes. Good call not exercising.

I hope you have a good time with your partner's dad LR. Do you generally get on ok?

Hi Ahimsa.

I've got my prayer group this afternoon.

Ahimsa 14-05-2023 01:19 PM

I hope you enjoy prayer group?

I'm exhausted, but the cupboard door vinyl is coming today to work, so I want to go pick that up and pick up a clothes airer, and then paint the handles. (while avoiding all the chores and tidying). That counts as mindful work then!!

How is everyone?

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 01:22 PM

Thanks tamo

Hope prayer group is good!

You're always so busy beth!

I'm ok. Though dizziness has made an appearance!

Ahimsa 14-05-2023 01:25 PM

I'm busy because I work a 40 hour week, have the quiz two nights a week for a bit of extra money, but then still have to run a household and tidy and clean and shop and do all those things too.

I was reading a thing that said the 40 hour week was designed with someone else being at home to run the household. I live alone, so none of that for me.

Dizziness is not a vibe.

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 01:28 PM

That certainly is a lot for one person!
Capitalism at work...

It really is not a vibe.

Ahimsa 14-05-2023 01:30 PM

0/10 my post was too short so have some ghost words

Zurg 14-05-2023 01:32 PM

Well Beth, the only logical solution to that problem is to get married asap!!!! XD

Pi.R^2 14-05-2023 01:32 PM

Beckie - have you ever engaged in the noble art of napping? Also are you keeping your fluids up?

Beth - your work/home balance does sound brutal. Is there anything in the pipeline that will make it easier?

Jen - helloooo, hope birthday celebrations go well if they go ahead

tamo - hope your prayer group goes well. Is it in a location where they have running water??

I have done two sets of tasks and also had my phone call with Finn. Back to work now until task set 3 is done!

Pi.R^2 14-05-2023 01:34 PM

Oh ninja Zurg!

And might I offer up Beth's post as a little hint for one of the other capstealy avoidance methods!

long road 14-05-2023 01:34 PM

Had a shower. Stil feeling eurgh mentally but at least I am clean.

Next on the agenda is to make something to eat. No idea what though.

I do get on pretty well with my partner's family. I have known them ten years now and do consider them family. But I am not sure I want to interact with any people today. We shall see we aren't meant to be going over until like 4pm.

Hope your prayer group goes well Tamo.

Could the dizziness mean you need to eat something Beckie?

Working full time and trying to manage a house is a lot Beth. Try not to burn yourself out today. How was your Eurovision party last night?

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 01:35 PM

I physically cannot nap! Unless i am very unwell, or accidentally taken night meds in morning (not so much of an issue now I'm not on olanzapine)
I am indeed keeping my fluids up!

Well done jenna!

Ahimsa 14-05-2023 01:37 PM

Aha Zurg, I'm forever alone, no marriage on the cards for me!! I've been on dating apps for 10 years, I had 1 match and we lasted 3 months. Now I dont even get matches. (and this is on 5 apps)

Jenna, what do you mean by things in the pipeline? Also, well done on spotting my short post trick!

I might go wild and buy an outside clothes airer today.

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 01:44 PM

Dating apps are awful tbh
I browse tinder occasionally and then get ghosted for no reason
Even when i haven't been weird yet!

Ooh i love the smell of clothes dried outdoors!
I don't have room for one outside :(

one_step_closer 14-05-2023 01:51 PM

Hey everyone, I have read everything but don't feel up to all the replying at the moment.

I hope you're all doing ok and you feel better soon, Beckie.

I had a weird night where I kept waking up feeling like I had to wander around the house so I did.

long road 14-05-2023 01:54 PM

I am now feeling mildly nauseous and have none of the energy. But at least I am clean. Really can't decide what to eat. None of the low effort things sound appealing. But have no energy for high effort foods.

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 01:55 PM

No worries lindsay! We've all posted lots today!

Thank you :)

That's odd! Do you feel tired because of it?

I know exactly what you mean about the food thing!
Hope you manage to find something.
Might help with the nausea

one_step_closer 14-05-2023 01:58 PM

Thanks, Beckie. No, I feel ok. Just wondering what it was all about!

I also understand with the food thing, Jen. It can be so frustrating. I hope you can decide on something manageable.

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 02:02 PM

I get weird nights like that sometimes!

My neighbour is just cutting next door's grass, then is coming to clean

long road 14-05-2023 02:37 PM

I ate something. It was a weird combination of food though. A packet of crisps, a dairylea cheese triangle, a gherkin and two pieces of toast with almond butter.

Still feeling a bit sick. Have also made a coffee.

Pi.R^2 14-05-2023 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Ahimsa (Post 4351114)
Jenna, what do you mean by things in the pipeline?

I mean like will you be able to start working less hours at some point either by getting paid more per hour or having less outgoings to cover? Your current situation doesn't sound like an ideal plan to be continuing forever!

one_step_closer 14-05-2023 03:06 PM

Do you think your neighbour ever stops, Beckie?!

A weird combination of food is still food and is ok if you're struggling. Sorry you're still feeling a bit sick. I hope it passes. Will you be able to enjoy your coffee?

long road 14-05-2023 03:32 PM

I have come back to bed. Both my partner and I are very frazzled. He slept even less than me because I was having such a rough night and moving around a lot and crying out in my sleep. And as such we are both irritable, exhausted and not quite understanding each other easily. He is up now trying to look after us both but I am not really letting him look after me as I can tell he barely has capacity to look after himself.

Coffee was nice though. And I have my lion Roary and my duck Ducky to snuggle.

Cacoethes 14-05-2023 05:18 PM

Weird combination is better than nothing!

My neighbour does not stop!

I hope you both feel better soon jen!

My work bestie randomly invited me out for coffee. But it's really warm, so we had milkshakes! Then went to asda, where she stealth paid for my shopping before i had a chance to tap my card!

In other news, the quorn garlic and herb bites are SO good!!!
And i got hash browns :-D

one_step_closer 14-05-2023 05:47 PM

I'm sorry this is a rough day for you both, Jen. I hope you can rest or do whatever you need and I hope you both have a better night tonight and a better tomorrow.

It's not warm here, I'm freezing! What kind of milkshake did you have? That was kind of your friend to pay for your shopping. It was also nice of her to be thinking about you and ask you out for a coffee. You have some good people in your life. I've never heard of Quorn garlic and herb bites. Are they frozen? Yay for hash browns! I've just had some cauliflower cheese grills.

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