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Secondaries have made me go entirely gormless

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2catlady
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Oh the crocs have their teeth into you now,you'll be onto your second,third pair soon.
Great for plodging in the sea on your hols too!
roxy12
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I have to say, they are comfortable. Xx

belinda
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Yes that's very true, 🙂 you start with one pair of Crocs and before you know it...............................
2catlady
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Oh nice Sheila,yes,they are a bargain. Mind it all starts with just one pair!!!! Xxx
roxy12
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Helen, they are purple! Think I got a bargain. £12.99.😁

2catlady
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Lol Bev. Yes,crocs r us love it xxxxx
Bevlaar
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Crocs R Us...lol! Think another thread is needed with this title!
Love bev xxx
2catlady
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Lol Sheila,what colour as Belinda and I have stock piled the blue and pink ones
Heee hee xxxxx
roxy12
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Hi Bev,

Have just got myself a pair of Crocs from TK MAX! Thought they would

 Be ideal for the beach next week and I've got them then for when I go on the cap. Will probably never have them off my feet now! Ha ha.😁 love Sheila xx

roxy12
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I will be getting some crocs Bev especially if I go on cap but I will have to change my walk if that is the only footwear I can tolerate. Hopefully my feet won't be that bad. My boots are well worn in. We will see.😉 xx

Bevlaar
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Nah..forget walking boots, it's crocs you need lol! xxx
roxy12
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Gormless? Me? Definitely! I take my two dogs up on the moors every morning and it is about five minutes drive from our house. I set off early this morning before it got too hot. I had nearly got there when I realised I was still wearing my slippers! They are only flimsey mules.You definitely need walking boots up there so had to turn round and change footwear.

Walk went well though and I have woke up now. Ha ha. Xx

2catlady
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Hi,Belinda, oh,I've got pink crocs every where around the house. They go on holiday with me too. These ones went to florida in January !
Talking about gormless,I was out shopping with my friend yesterday and she stopped the car at a red light. So I enquirer why are we stopping at a red light? At this point she burst out laughing as said Helen because it's a red light! I can't even blame chemo brain for that ! I'll have to blame being blonde. If I'd had my super crocs on that wouldn't have happened lol
Xx
belinda
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This thread goes back such a long way. You can never have too many at home and in garden clothes, I think, Bev. 🙂
I may copy cat and get some pink Crocs next time Helen. They look nice in your pic. 🙂
2catlady
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Lol,I've changed my avatar in homage of the humble Croc. Go Crocs xxxxx
Bevlaar
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I absolutely love this thread!! Really made me laugh.
My post doesnt really qualify as gormless I suppose but in the same vein, I got my OH to join me 2 days ago in clearing out all the clothes we hadnt worn in ages...in my case I still had suits I used to wear to my job before I was made redundant in 2011! The little p/t job I have now for a charity is lovely and can wear really casual clothes so dont need "work" clothes anymore. Hubby's face was a picture tho when he came home and saw half my wardrobe on the bed and I think my explanation of " I'm not going to need these anymore" was not really the right thing to say with my recent dx lol !!
Anyway said clothes were dropped off to the Cancer research shop yesterday. ..I had almost filled my car boot. Its so therapeutic having a good clear out.
But while I was there (and here's where the gormless link comes in!) I had a look around to see if there was anything suitable for "around the house or in the garden"! If I had come home with more clothes hubby would have fainted!
Happy shopping ladies....in or out of your crocs!!
Bev ♡♡♡♡
belinda
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Must admit they are the best shoe for neuropathy...well I've found them to be. Go Crocs. 🙂
2catlady
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Hi,Belinda ,I'm stock piling pink size 6 crocs!! Lol. Only things that don't irritate back & hips. So that's no blue & no pink crocs left lol and a couple of mad ladies walking around in them
Helen xx
bc-lass
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Ha ha Belinda! My niece almost lost her foot coming down the escalators in crocs - got caught at the side but she was ok!
belinda
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Yay join me in the gormless club bc-lass. Spaghetti and a cuppa tea. I'll be the one wearing Crocs. X
bc-lass
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Not blue crocs but packets if spagetti - have a real collection now!
belinda
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Am I the only gormless person on the secondaries forums at the moment? Perhaps don't answer that one. 🙂
I have a gormless collection of Navy size 6 Crocs. Don't like them but due to neuropathy in one foot Crocs are the best thing I can find for walking. I keep adding more pairs, all Navy, to my collection in case there is ever a world wide shortage of Navy size 6 Crocs. Although if there is I probably caused it.
Buffy3
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Hi, glad bob is enjoying the sunshine. I bought the mist comfy pair of pink sandals..called earth shoes. Unfortunately they have caused my feet to smell really really bad. They were not cheap either. I have had to invest in some peppermint foot scrub as my hubby moans at me the minute i get in from work.
As Katie knows have booked a cruise to norway for our honeymoon...a year late but am feeling quite well. Anyway spent ages trundling around the shops looking for some suitable attire for the formal evenings....so got two black cocktail drssses...one from Bon Marche and the other from peacocks. Pleased with purchases but husband pointed out i do have about 100 other dresses in the wardrobe...a girl cant have enough dresses for a cruise. Katie Ill be waving at you across the cruise ship. xxxx
Katie2002
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I love a bit of Primarni!! You can't beat it. I have just searched again for my old scholl sandals to no avail - d'oh! They will turn up in the middle of December knowing my luck - when I am looking for my snow boots. Might invest in some Birkenstocks when I get paid. Although again knowing my luck they will arrive and the weather will change. Hey ho!
Your hair will be back before you know it Val!Without wanting to sound like I am showing off for having hair -mine's so thick and sticking out all over the place in this heat. It aint a glamorous look. Good for you being brave and going commando (without a wig - I don't mean anything else!!!)
I better go and water my poor plants.
xxx

scottishlass
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Good to see your post Katie. I am glad you are still pampering Bob.
I have not had time to do any Gormless shopping but I did venture into Primark to buy a few bits for my elder daughter. My Younger daughter came with me so I ended up spending twice as much. I didn't mind that but the cost of posting the goods to France did not make me smile. I hope she likes the books I ordered for her from Amazon. That was much cheaper for postage.
Have watered the garden but need to go out again but it is a pleasant temperature. We have not had the uncomfortable heat that many of you have been experiencing.
I did buy myself a second hand "white stuff" shirt from the Cancer Research shop last week and not worn it yet. I am going to a funeral of y husband's aunt and because of the heatwave I haven't a clue what to wear. Think I wil go in summery clothes as I did herar the Aunt say at a previous funeral that she didn't know why we had to wear black.
Hope yu are all doing okay. I have found renewed energy and I jsut love the fact that I have. Hugs to you all, Val
Why does hair take so long to grow! I cannot wear my wig in this heat so am being brave and am quite used to it now.

Katie2002
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Anyone else been totally gormless shopping? In my case recently its been shoes! Like everyone else my feet are so hot and swollen I have been trying different ones. Flip flops with toe posts rub tho - so they were a gormless buy. As were some croc like shoes called Adesso that looked so comfortable but ended up making my feet sweat terribly! So far my £3 bright coloured pumps from H&M are the best. I did have a pair of old scholl 'Jesus' sandals but I can't find them anywhere - typical.
Why can't someone develop shoes that you can put in the fridge (like a cool pack for bumps) that keep your feet cool? Or is that just a gormless suggestion? Maybe I should design them myself and make my millions!!!!! I wish!!!!!

For all those who remember - my ornamental reindeer head called Bob (which was bought at the Christmas market) - is still on my wall (much to hubby's dismay) sporting a very large pair of sunglasses! He is so cool!
Love to all from me and Bob xxx

belinda
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Oh I've heard a bit about Candy Crush, a couple of Mums on mumsnet were saying it's very addictive. 🙂
Hope you've recovered from your travels with Charlie maggie. 🙂
Julesie
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Hi everyone. Loving reading your gormless stories. Not sure if this counts but I've become totally addicted to a stupid computer game called Candy Crush. My husband definitely thinks this qualifies me for the gormless category!
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belinda
its sounds good to conect with your onc on a personal level as over the years we spend time with them but they and we don't get to knoww the person. sounds lovely. it took me a while to see my onc as a man with his own family and his life and how challenging it would have been for him to qualify considering his background.
I had a realy dumb moment yesterday, took my dog, charlie to be clipped, which i do often, but took the wrong road and spend a few miles trying to find somewhere to turn round.......dropped him off and came home to bed for a few hours.
have a good weekend
maggie
belinda
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I would love to know what you think of The Summer Book Mara.
My favourite film is Amelie, I love looking inside all those Parisian apartments. I'm now reading The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters, so far so very good.
One of my most enjoyable Onc visits was a few weeks ago. I agreed to a further 2 cycles of chemo as it was working well and somehow books came into the conversation. I'm a Bronte fan and my Onc has a to be read book on the Bronte family which he plans to read soon. We discovered we had both visited Haworth parsonage and we had a nice chat about the church, the water supply when the Brontes were living at the parsonage and the fact that any shop within a few miles of Haworth likes to show it's Bronte connections. eg. The Bronte Spar shop when I visited. 🙂 It was nice, I hope, for my Onc to see the person behind the diagnosis and for me to see my Onc has a life out of the hospital.
scottishlass
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I have a lovely recipe for watercress soup if you have over-ordered Mara. You can never have too many eggs though. I make meringues if I have left-over eggs.

MaraUk
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Hi Belinda
just about to read The summer book. Will let you know how I get on with it. i like to read but I use films to escape . I love to go the cinema on my own ( i have always used this has a stress buster now its needed more than ever)in th after noon and so far I have not fallen asleep. ( Russel crowe and supermn helped) If I am to tired i watch soppy movies at home. Just watchedareal tear jerker about a border collie called Duke I had to check the end first to make sure it had a happy Ending. That's the great thing about reading favourite books no surprise sad endings.
my gormless shopping today is a really healthy three bags of watercress and three dozen eggs my online order arrived must remember not to shop late a night.
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Hi girls
scottishlass i splashed out & bought bringht pink birkenstocks and feel great in them, i am wearing more colours to try & brighten up my face, my cheeky friend suggested i change my make up, trying to explain that at the moment its enough to get dressed let alone put on slap. does it count as a bonus to lose weight, i put jean on yesterday and they feel down.......shopping for size 12 coming on in asda today....for once in my life i can eat what i want.
as for books, i borrowed by daughter's kindle 8 months ago and never gave it back, i know that i am getting one for my birthday this month, can't wait as just now i have to ask her if i can down load a book on her account. i have changed my reading to teanage catching fir by suzanne collins and maze runner, its all fanasty stuff reading for teenagers but it gets me away into a different world. I have just read secret sisters which to a true story of family being sperapted but great twist at the end. now i need to call my daughter and ask if I can but another.....i never thought i would get into my kindle so much.
will let you know how i get on in asda
maggie
belinda
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We should start a book club one day! I do love a chatter about books, I'm so nosy, I love to know what others are reading. Ah Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid have hundreds of excellent reviews don't they? Agatha Christie can make me jittery so I'm not sure about Stephen King. Last winter I re-read some children's classics, I Capture the Castle, Ballet Shoes, The Secret Garden and some more. I still have Tom's Midnight Garden to be read. I had to have some rads over the New Year and was given some painkillers which took some getting used to so I started reading some of my old favourites of years ago. Anyone having a tough time with treatment I recommend reading and losing yourself in some of your old childhood books. The last 2 books I read, finished this weekend were The Summer and A Winter Book by Tove Jansson...adult stories from the creator of the Moomin books. Loved them.
I have only a fine covering of hair at the moment as I've just finished 8 cycles of Doxorubicin. (it was okay, apart from hair loss it was no trouble if it's on anyone's chemo list to have.) Before chemo I had, naturally, black hair so I sometimes spend ages trying to draw on some eyebrows. At home I'm bare headed but I wear Buffs outside.
Did anyone else ever try bookcrossing from a few years ago? You set your book 'free' and could then track it on the bookcrossing website to see it on it's travels? I set about 8 books free and none ever surfaced again so I gave up.
Lovely to see this old thread back in action. x
samjs
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Secondaries ladies, your posts really made me smile this morning. I haven't been diagnosed with secondaries but it was the 'gormless' bit that made me read early this morning.
I haven't brought any gormless things yet. However, I started talking to someone in Tescos who I thought I had been speaking to earlier (this lady I did know.) Anyway I was selecting veg and I wasn't really looking at her as I started talking and she was wearing exactly the same colours as the other lady I had spoken to. I rambled on about what I was doing that weekend and it wasn't until she spoke and I thought 'that isn't Megan's voice' (earlier lady) so I looked up and no, it wasn't Megan. She still wished me a good weekend though which I thought was kind as she probably thought I was a local nutter!!
So ladies I am already'gormless'

Sam x
scottishlass
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I'm into bright colours too Katie. Think I can get away with it now that I am slimmer. Today it is white cropped trousers with pink patterened birkenstock sandals and a rose Pink flowery top. Wouldn't have chosen this before but when you have no hair to do and no eyelashes to paint, you have to try to cheer yourself up in other ways! My hair is coming through white/blonde but it is so short. I cannpot wait to see what it will be like in a months time. Thanks for the mention of the book on the bone mets thread. Will look out for it. Sounds good. X

Katie2002
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Retail therapy definitely does it for me. Before getting my scan results today I just had to buy yet another mascara (- I have so many since my eyelashes came back I could stock Boots) and a checked shirt.It's a compulsion. Since my secondary dx I have gone from wearing mainly black/grey clothes to bright colours. Has anyone else experienced this? Have also become addicted to buying very cheap pumps in the wackiest of colours. I am definitely gormless as not really a saving - you can only wear them a couple of times and they fall apart. Mad!
Happy shopping everyone x

scottishlass
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Welcome to all the new people who have joined us. Keep the thread going please as it is good to share and have a fun thread too! Val

MaraUk
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Hi Maggie and all members of the gormless club
please dont't get upset you are not alone. Too many gormless incidents for me to mention at the moment. I also love the feel of books I like the idea of a squidgy paperback .
I just wanted to say hello to everyone I am relatively knew to all this but some fun would be really helpful. Scottish lass I am a reader a would love to exchange and discuss my books I am reading. thats if I can find them. I have habit at the moment Of leaving them somewhere usually in the garden fortunately not too much rain at the moment Lol. For some reason I never loose my kindle.

I hope we can carry on withthe gormless thread. It makes us all feel so much better knowing we are not alone.
Mara
ps will report on my gormless shopping outings later
scottishlass
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Hi Belinda, I have read quite a few REAL books recently and left them with my daughter in France. I am now reading the new hardback of Khaled Hosseini ( he wrote the Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid suns) The new one is called "And The Mountains Echoed". Tesco was selling the hard back for £9. The books I left included a Stephen King called 11/22/63 which was also in hard back. I REALLY enjoyed it and it was a refreshing new story and not at all scary, but quite a long novel. Would recommend both of these.
I did lots of shopping for clothes before I left because I have diminished in size and nothing fitted. It felt great to wear cropped white trousers in a size 10 instead of last years ones which were either 14 or 16 but unwearable ( for the moment!). I gave my daughter a pair of jeans and a fine cotton long sleeved shirt but there was nothing else in my holdall that fitted her but she liked the linen shorts I was wearing so going to look in Primark to see if they have some in her size. It is a sad state of affairs whn your Mum (me) a pensioner is skinnier that you! I haven't done any other gormless shopping as not seen anything I really want to buy.
As for Gormless things well they happened so often on chemo that I feel right "smug mare" for being sensible now that I have finished the chemo. Unless I am so Gormless I have just not noticed the gormless things I am doing ( more like it I fear!). Val

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Hi guys
This posting made me feel soooo much better as I have been doing the most stupid things recently. I was away in a hotel with my girls and they left me to go up to the room while they got things from the car, me into lift forgot room no, floor no, out of lift, wrong floor, totally out of sense, thought about it...trying not to panic...down to recpection to ask what room no again, staff had a laugh at my expense, into the lift forgot what they said...in tears....finally got there in end....not a good experience. so thanks girls for this thread.
maggie
belinda
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Ooops Rattles... Hopefully not gormless but I am trying to turn off the TV and get lost in a book again so I've made some lovely purchases lately but I still spend far too much time online reading blogs, reading here etc. I don't have a Kindle, I love my books and don't want to swap a cumbersome squidgy paperback for a reader. Just finished cycle 8 of my chemo so I'm about to tackle some of my to be read pile soon. Re-reading Agatha Christie saw me through this chemo...genteel murders and not too taxing. Are you reading much Val? I remember you talking of your great collection of cookery books. I love reading cookery books in bed.
x
Rattles
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I don't know how you feel about me joining your thread, but its was Val's question 'Gormless anyone?' that I couuld not, 'not answer to, since I always am doing gormless things.........if only I could remember them......................!
Anyway, so far this week I have managed to lose my travel card (bit of a must in London), arrive at the jewllers and ask them to replace my watch battery, only to discover I have no watch. But one of the things I did a whlle ago was to go to M & S to buy some cakes and ready meals as a treat. It was so busy though that I gave up half way round, left the shop, walked out the shop, past the security guard and half way down the street before I realised I was carrying the basket still!
Anyway, not quite shopping, but definately gormless!
Rattles x

scottishlass
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This thread used to cheer me up no end. I have missed it and wondered if any of you had done any gormless shopping. I have no new things to add but want to bump up this fun thread as I need cheering up after all the sad news I have been reading since I returned from holiday. Gormless anyone?? Val

scottishlass
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Well I did some retial therapy yesterday and came away with one pair of shorts and 3 pairs of trousers, all different leg lengths.
So today asked my OH to take down my boxes containing summer clothes and have managed to fill 5 huge black bin liners with clothes for the charity shop.......which doesn't leave me with much to wear! So will need to do some more shopping before I go on holiday in 12 days time.....3 weeks in France.....cannot wait to get there.
Practicing today in our wee garden.....finished the wine.....now on the G and T's......hubby cooked some lovely lamb chops and coated them with cumin and other spices....very tasty.
I know I may put weight back on but I needed to weed out my clothes and it feels good to clear my head from cluttter. Do you understand what I mean?
So now we are having dessert....icecream with passionfruit on top....couold almost be on holiday now...love to all, V

Lynnq
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Hi Val. saw some trousers yesterday in WALLIS, the ones that I looked at were cropped but I am sure that they had the full length ones as well, and they we're 20% off!
scottishlass
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Have you all noticed the new "bookmarked" button that is very similar to the old "save to discussion" button that we lost whent hey tried to improve the site? Thank you for listening to us BCC. I am sure many people will be pleased with this improvement.
I did some Gormless shopping today. I went to the garden centre......why don't I learn.....to buy just a few hebs to replace the ones I lost over the winter.......Guess what I spent almost £60.....on not very much. I bought the herbs and picked up a few new ones I haven't tried before but my darling OH had another trolley which he was filling too with some new shrubs.....then I saw the the bedding plants......still it may have been a bit pricey but at least I had to stamina after that long spell on chemo....to regian my gormless shopping trip!
Would like to buy some new trousers as I a managing on only a few that fit me but cannot find ANYTHING that is at all suitable. I don't want black jeans or denhims as I have them already but Marks and Spencers just do not have ANYTHING I want to buy. I have gone down a few sizes but when I put on skinny jeans it reminds me of MAX WALL (if you are old enought to remember who that comic was!). I am in my early 60s and like to look younger but they are just not catering for me. Anyone recommend somewhere else I could try. Energy levels low so cannot wander round all the shops to look for myself. I don't want suit trousers or baggy linen ones really. And a nice material and colour would be such a change. Waiting for your help. Val

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Not really doing gormless buys but buying completely different from norm. Have just purchased two floral jackets, one in navy blue and one in black both with lots of different colours to wear with my coloured jeans. Showed OH and he said 'oh they're nice but you don't normally buy things like that'. Every time I look at them they make me feel brighter and can't wait for the warmer weather to wear them.
My definitely non- gormless buy for this month is a reclining faux leather chair and footstool with heat and 10 massage functions. It's in my conservatory and it's bliss! The massage functions really help my back and it's so relaxing. Even my son was impressed when he came round and now he wants one too! He was so taken with it that he went home to his wife and said ' you must pop round and see mum's electric chair!'
Liz x

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Hi Val...my hair started coming back around the 4th cycle. Its grey and dark brown still at moment...i decided not to colour it myself but wait two weeks and let the experts sort it. Knowing my luck it would change colour. I havent tried Fast...still on baby shampoo at the moment...nice and gentle. My hair has always grown quite quickly...its soft like a baby and thickening up.
Your pudding bowls sound like a good buy. Am sure your puddings will be delicious. I have been sorting out cupboards and have taken quite a lot of things to the local charity shop. Some of the items were left over from my hen night last year!! I did warn them about the whip...am sure they had a good laugh about that 🙂
Amysmum that made me laugh xxx
Mel xx
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Secondaries have definitely made me gormless. I opened this expecting to see the Bone Mets thread. Not sure how I got it so wrong.
I do regularly struggle with the Tesco on-line shopping. The number of times I have over-bought some item. Last week I managed 3 cucumbers. Luckily I spotted them early and the driver took 1 back to store.