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Cacoethes 22-09-2021 08:15 AM

That's exciting np!

Morning everyone!

not_so_insig 22-09-2021 08:55 AM

Morning all. I am off to the zoo today hence why I am awake early.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 09:04 AM

I have a blood test
Not as fun as the zoo!

not_so_insig 22-09-2021 09:19 AM

Good luck with your blood test Beckie.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 09:21 AM

Thank you :)

I hope you enjoy the zoo!

not_so_insig 22-09-2021 09:23 AM

Thanks. My priority is to see the giraffes and elephants.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 09:25 AM

Good choices!
Have you ever fed an elephant?

not_so_insig 22-09-2021 09:26 AM

No I haven't.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 09:50 AM

It's a weird feeling when they take the food with their trunks!

tamobhuuta 22-09-2021 10:29 AM

I'd love to feed an elephant.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 10:36 AM

You should do it one day tamo!

tamobhuuta 22-09-2021 11:26 AM

Where did you go?

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 11:44 AM

I can't remember!
It was a while ago

one_step_closer 22-09-2021 12:00 PM

I've only been to the zoo as a child so I can't remember it. I've been to a safari park as an adult but can't remember much of that either!

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 12:53 PM

You need to go to a zoo lindsay!
They are wonderful places

I'm in costa because of course I'm way too early for my blood test! I have a bucket of caramel latte

tamobhuuta 22-09-2021 02:57 PM

Mmm caramel latte. I'm waiting to see my CPN but I don't have a coffee :(

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 03:48 PM

Awww :(

Have coffee when you get home!

tamobhuuta 22-09-2021 04:56 PM

I had tea.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 05:02 PM

Also a good choice!

I have some sugar free salted caramel syrup coming tomorrow for my coffee!

one_step_closer 22-09-2021 05:05 PM

I like caramel but don't like coffee although all your talk about the combinations makes me want to try it. There is a caramel cold drink minus coffee you can get somewhere but I can't remember where or what it's called. I used to get that all the time when I met up with my brother and he wanted to go for a coffee.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 05:09 PM

Starbucks do a nice caramel frappucino. You can choose either a coffee base or a cream base.

one_step_closer 22-09-2021 05:13 PM

Maybe that's what I had. I know there are other coffee based drinks that can be made without coffee. I'll need to ask my brother if we can go to Starbucks the next time we meet up.

What's everyone up to this evening?

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 05:17 PM


Not much really.
Just applied to start again with the open University in February so that's something.
Need to put washing away and take the recycling and bin out.
How about you?

one_step_closer 22-09-2021 05:21 PM

Ooh, what will you be studying?

*hands you motivation for your jobs* I've already put my bin out.

I'll maybe do some reading then catch up with GPs: Behind Closed Doors and Wentworth.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 05:26 PM

It's a psychology degree and the module is 'introduction to social sciences'

Thank you!
I've put my washing away and taken the recycling out.
My bin is already out but I have a few more bits to go in the other bin before I take the last rubbish bag out!

Sounds good

nonperson 22-09-2021 05:57 PM

Evening all. How's everyone doing?

Zoo trip is exciting! I love giraffes so much and elephants are magnificent.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 06:17 PM

Hellooo np!

How are you?

I've just had boiler dramas
I ran out of money on the gas meter
And the worst thing is, when I was in asda earlier I thought 'hm, haven't topped up the gas in a while' but STILL DIDN'T DO IT!!!
Thank goodness for emergency credit! I need a smart meter
Then I had to reset my boiler which I was terrified of doing because I'm scared of boilers and it's the first time I've had to do it with my new boiler (google helped with error codes)
So yes. That's enough excitement for one evening!
And I finally got my shower!

nonperson 22-09-2021 06:25 PM

Hellooo. I'm ok, absolutely shattered but today is my Friday so I'm in weekend mode now.

Oh my, drama indeed. Emergency credit really is useful! As is Google. Well done for getting it sorted!

I've had minor boiler drama too - someone was meant to come today to fit a new part on it, but they turned up and realised they can't do the work because they didn't know it was a combi boiler. So I tidied up the kitchen and everywhere for the second time for no reason!

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 06:29 PM

Yay weekend mode!
You deserve a break!

Thank you!
I feel like I adulted fairiy well (for once!)

Oh no! How very annoying!
Do you know if/when they're coming back?

nonperson 22-09-2021 06:32 PM

I bloody well do deserve a break. Although technically, I'm just shifting weekend days around at the moment and not gaining any extra days off. And have been working extra hours and doing 5am starts...!!

You totally adulted like a pro =D

And yeah they said they'd be back in 4 or 5 weeks.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 06:34 PM

You should be getting extra days off with how hard you work!
5am is waaay too early to be doing anything!

Thank you! :-D

Ugh. Why do these people always take so long to do stuff!

nonperson 22-09-2021 06:44 PM

I can (and sometimes do) claim time off in lieu instead of paid overtime if I want, but I'm struggling to use up my normal annual leave allowance as it is.

I'd usually agree that 5am is too early for anything, but Sunday and Monday were exceptions that I would gladly do again!

I know, it's because they need to change the entire boiler though. At least they did actually turn up this time, last time they were a complete no show without even a phone call. And someone should have told them in advance that me and my neighbour have different boilers to everyone else! I think they came all the way from Devon too. =|

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 06:47 PM

Ah ok

I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
And you should be so proud of yourself!
I'm proud of you, sounds like you did really well!

I see.
When they changed my boiler it took them 8.5 hours because there were unforseen circumstances!
I hope yours is simpler!
Devon?! How random!

nonperson 22-09-2021 07:16 PM

Thanks. I am proud. Might post a pic some time. =)

8.5 hours?! I really hope it's not going to take that long!

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 07:32 PM

I'd love to see a pic!

It was only because they had to replace ALL the gas pipes. And take a load of tiles off.
Was a tough job!

nonperson 22-09-2021 07:59 PM

I've got a million photos to sort through and email to people so I'll add it to the list. =P

Eek. Well I haven't got any tiles to cause a problem at least.

Cacoethes 22-09-2021 08:02 PM

Definitely do!

That's good!
Hopefully it will be a simple job!

Cacoethes 23-09-2021 09:01 AM

Morning everyone!
Got a lie in today!
I still woke up at 7:30 but managed to get back to sleep

nonperson 23-09-2021 10:05 AM

Morning all.

Good to hear you got a lie in, Beckie.

My brain did not comply with a lie in today! >.<

tamobhuuta 23-09-2021 10:08 AM

Morning guys.

Cacoethes 23-09-2021 10:09 AM

Morning np and tamo!

How are you both?

That's annoying np!

tamobhuuta 23-09-2021 10:19 AM

I'm ok. I've got a friend coming over for coffee later. You?

Cacoethes 23-09-2021 10:24 AM

Sounds good!

I need to go to asda and then I've got work at 6.
Was supposed to be a day off but they really needed someone for tonight.
I don't mind. I like work and it's more money!

tamobhuuta 23-09-2021 10:30 AM

I hope it goes OK. Have fun at Asda. What's top of your list?

Cacoethes 23-09-2021 10:36 AM

Thank you :)

I just need to top up the gas card because it ran out yesterday
But I will also get coke zero while I'm there because it's always good to keep a stock of it!

tamobhuuta 23-09-2021 10:38 AM

Coke is good but it is best with spiced rum.

Cacoethes 23-09-2021 10:40 AM

I'm not a huge rum fan

tamobhuuta 23-09-2021 10:41 AM

I don't understand you!

nonperson 23-09-2021 10:47 AM

Coffee with your friend sounds nice, tamo. =)

I'm having a nothing day. Got some minor life admin things to do (really exciting stuff like ordering more flea and worming stuff for the cat). Thinking about doing some very gentle yoga to stretch out my aching limbs... but that might just go as far as being a thought. =P

Go check out my photos in the picture thread!

Cacoethes 23-09-2021 10:59 AM

Lol tamo!
I don't like most spirits apart from in cocktails!
Or pink gin and lemonade.

Nothing day sounds good np!

I'll go and check out your pictures now!

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