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The Cafe / Re: Ebay suggestions.
« on: Yesterday at 12:13:12 »
Amazon do sell two different versions - one clearly labelled as 'NSFW Explicit Content Adults Only' with a recommended age of 30+!!!

Today... / Re: Wednesday 21st - has the world ended?
« on: Yesterday at 08:47:42 »
Bad night followed by a nightmare when I did manage to sleep.  Mr Acorn woke me up because I was screaming (in that weird way you do when you're dreaming).

Today can only get better... I hope!   :o

0_0 Happy Birthday BajaSusana!  0_0 

The Cafe / Re: Ebay suggestions.
« on: February 20, 2018, 20:14:06 PM »
I gather there are two versions - one that's OK to play with your Granny, the other...  :o  - which have you played?

The Cafe / Re: Ebay suggestions.
« on: February 20, 2018, 17:45:19 PM »
Amazon's page of customised recommendations for me keeps me entertained for hours, for all the wrong reasons.

They once created a category (just for me) called "Read More in C Programming Language". Every single item under the heading was about learning Welsh.

They also decided that because I bought 'William Shakespeare's Star Wars' I would want to buy an 'Exploding Kittens (NSFW)' game.   :o

I am so sorry maliw.   :(

I hope everything goes smoothly over the next few weeks so you have time to remember her in peace.  As Jessie says, look after yourself.

The Cafe / Re: The Rant Thread
« on: February 20, 2018, 14:03:21 PM »
It is a strange thing.  We took a box of books into a local charity shop and were greeted with an exasperated 'Oh put it over there' without anyone even glancing at them or us.  They haven't had anything else from us (which is a shame, because they're one of very few charity shops with a parking space outside).

I helped run a charity shop 20+ years ago, and when people brought donations in we took them with enthusiasm and gratitude, even if it looked as though they weren't up to much.

Charities need all the goodwill they can get at the moment, with the damage that's been done to people's perception of them.

Welcome to The Dark Side / Re: Time for a double scotch.
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:05:41 PM »

Welcome to The Dark Side / Re: My finished projects 2017
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:58:25 AM »
Oooohhhhh....  :loveit:

I got all the curtains up last night and they're looking good - apart from one which has a dip in the hem... I must get that sorted sooner rather than later because it is mostly hidden behind furniture and I will forget if I don't do it now.

When we moved out of our last house after about 10 years I discovered that the curtains whose bottoms had been hidden behind a settee in our bedroom were still pinned.

Hoping to get properly started on the first of my pattern three ways garments, but I seem to have lost the thread that I sorted out.

Welcome to The Dark Side / Re: Time for a double scotch.
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:19:06 AM »

Is there anything left in the bottle?  Do you need us to send more?   :gin: :gin: :gin:

Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Upgrading ..
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:07:59 AM »
(Every time I see the title of this thread my heart skips a beat.   :o  'Upgrading' is the dirtiest of words to anyone who works on websites or with software, and those dots after it .... scary ...    ;)  )

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Re: For Sale .. Fabric and Lace
« on: February 19, 2018, 20:27:18 PM »
Could I have the lace please?  I can't think what to do with it, but I'll come up with something - it's lovely!

Today... / Re: Monday 19th February @ stupid o'clock
« on: February 19, 2018, 18:49:52 PM »
 :o  I should think you need a nice large glass of wine after all that...   :toast:   ;)

The Cafe / Re: The Rant Thread
« on: February 19, 2018, 12:34:25 PM »
That really stinks.   ><

When my mother-in-law was in hospital 250 miles away Mr Acorn had to fight to get the hospital to tell him things, but they did in the end - once he'd pointed out that he was the next of kin and her medical records showed that.  It was still horrendous trying to get proper information - it seemed as though everyone he spoke to told him something different.

At one point a nurse told him that the only reason she couldn't go home was because she didn't believe she could.  MiL had been prepared to go home at least three times and each time was told after last minute tests or examinations that she couldn't.  We still don't know what on earth that nurse was on about.

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