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Well done everyone!  :D

Welcome to The Dark Side / Re: FOQ Booty
« on: Yesterday at 13:20:30 »
I can see your middle pic, but not the first and last ones!

Thanks for that linky, following that also got me to this free bag pattern -

Today... / Wednesday 16th August 2017
« on: Yesterday at 08:26:05 »
Hello people, another lovely sunny start here today.  Our builder will be doing the very first bit of actual building today, the concrete footings should be going in  :D

Today... / Re: Tuesday 15th August
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:54:30 AM »
Another nice day here, so pleased we moved from rainy windy Blackpool, we do seem to get much better weather.  The builder is getting on, but can't get a concrete delivery until tomorrow, so not starting the footings today.  He is still filling up the cistern that will now be under the extension - it was a 6ft diameter circular underground construction for rain water, quite common in these 'ere parts we're told.  Lots of barrow-loads of lean-mix concrete to fill it!  We may head out later to look at carpets/floor tiles/vinyl or whatever, although we're a long way off needing any yet, but I like to plan ahead.  I can't decide what flooring to have for the kitchen, I really like the white wood look vinyl, but I'm not at all convinced it's tough enough for a kitchen that will also be a walkway from the front door to the lounge and the rest of the house.  It may have to be tiles.

The Cafe / Re: What did you do in a previous life?
« on: August 14, 2017, 20:32:04 PM »
I completely forgot to mention that whilst working at school, I also worked at the local dry ski slope as Duty Manager and as a Ski Instructor for around 12 years.  With that and the school office, I often worked 60 hours a week, and 7 days a week.  I stopped most of the hours at the ski slope before I went and did a HNC in computing, mainly because at that point we had the school computer network installed and nobody else had a clue about computers.  Multi talented - or rather jack-of-all-trades.  -<

The Cafe / Re: Coincidences...I had a few
« on: August 14, 2017, 20:25:37 PM »
On one of many ski buses in Banff, Canada, and there was the speech therapist lady who visited the school I worked at - although we'd chatted at work we never knew we both skied.

Today... / Re: Monday 14th August
« on: August 14, 2017, 18:44:27 PM »
Warm here, although a bit cloudy on and off.  The builder has finished digging the trenches for foundations, and the building inspector has inspected them, so actual building may start soon.  I'm now trying to plan the new kitchen, and having a problem with finding a built-in double oven housing unit low enough to fit as our ceilings slope down at the sides.  I'm not going to get custom made units - B&Q will do me fine, but they don't make a unit the right size.  I may have found one on t'interweb, if I can remember where...

The Cafe / Re: Idiosyncrasies
« on: August 13, 2017, 21:35:06 PM »
I am a newspaper snob.  I've bought stuff (old toy sewing machines generally) from ebay that's been packed with a certain tabloid, and I refuse to even use it to light the fire - straight in the recycling bin it goes!

And on the curtain front, as soon as the lights go on, the curtains or blinds have to be shut, not that there's anyone nearby to see in, we are surrounded by fields - but you never know  :S

The Cafe / Re: Dreams and regrets?
« on: August 13, 2017, 20:28:47 PM »
Regrets - I don't really regret the choices I've made through my life, they seemed the right choices at the time although not every choice worked out well.
As for dreams, the recent ones, like earning enough money to live on, and finding a lovely man, have been fulfilled, I am so lucky to be living the dream now  :)

Vintage Machines / Re: Local Auction lovelies
« on: August 13, 2017, 20:19:16 PM »
Ooh, nice!

Today... / Re: Sunday ?? August
« on: August 13, 2017, 20:15:43 PM »
Having emptied and re-filled the hot tub, we knew we needed some more chemicals - we were both sure we'd bought them, but couldn't find them anywhere, so that meant a 45 minutes each way trip to get some more.  We must be more organised living out here!

Today... / Re: saturday 12th August
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:18:48 AM »
The puppydog won the Puppy Class at Partney Village Fair today - what a clever girl.  We then finished the day off with chips for us and an off-lead scamper for Poppy.  She was very good and came back every time she was called, I think the cheese helped with that.

Today... / Re: Sunday ?? August
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:04:32 AM »
Lovely sunny day here, today we will be emptying and refilling the hot tub - apparently it needs doing every three months.  I can't believe we've had it for three months - where does the time go?

In the wardrobe / Re: Buttonholes (heavy sigh)
« on: August 11, 2017, 18:51:38 PM »
My lovely new Pfaff was chosen specifically for it's buttonholes  :D

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