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Forum: General Discussion 31-12-2010, 22:06
Replies: 63
Views: 2,144
Posted By Mumof3
I won a scholarship to do a PhD, in my ideal...

I won a scholarship to do a PhD, in my ideal workplace, after 10 years at home with the kids :)

Happy nearly New Year, - and for any mums out there who are bored at home, good luck in fulfilling...
Forum: Advice 05-12-2010, 13:33
Replies: 21
Views: 3,668
Posted By Mumof3
Yes, it would :p I managed to persuade my...

Yes, it would :p I managed to persuade my interviewer that I was the best candidate in far less than an hour...
Forum: Advice 04-12-2010, 16:32
Replies: 21
Views: 3,668
Posted By Mumof3
I've only had one, but it went fine. Stand...

I've only had one, but it went fine.

Stand up.
Make sure you have in front of you a copy of every document that you have submitted to the interviewer.
If the line is poor, ask them to call you...
Forum: General Discussion 17-11-2010, 14:29
Replies: 104
Views: 5,420
Posted By Mumof3
For me, there's too much sad history associated...

For me, there's too much sad history associated with that piece of jewellery. He could've given it to her on another occasion, and given themselves a fresh start, - avoiding the burden of recent...
Forum: Advice 15-11-2010, 09:09
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Mumof3
Sounds like you're already doing what you can, as...

Sounds like you're already doing what you can, as long as you're being super-careful to avoid cross-infection, by using clean cotton wool pads and cooled, boiled water for each eye.
Forum: General Discussion 14-11-2010, 12:51
Replies: 88
Views: 2,495
Posted By Mumof3
That's academically proven: based on the anxiety...

That's academically proven: based on the anxiety of having made the wrong selection, Shwarz (2004) The Tyranny of Choice.

It's unclear from the initial post whether the OP is nostalgic for an...
Forum: General Discussion 14-11-2010, 12:43
Replies: 88
Views: 2,495
Posted By Mumof3
I've got 3 and a half channels (3 channels plus 1...

I've got 3 and a half channels (3 channels plus 1 that works half the time.) Suits me fine.
Forum: General Discussion 14-11-2010, 08:21
Replies: 326
Views: 11,466
Posted By Mumof3
Hope you all enjoy your special day.

Hope you all enjoy your special day.
Forum: General Discussion 13-11-2010, 17:21
Replies: 393
Views: 19,354
Posted By Mumof3
I sat through a sh*t presentation by a university...

I sat through a sh*t presentation by a university careers officer last week, - he'd clearly been presenting the same charts for the past 25 years without being rumbled.

His best suggestion, for an...
Forum: Advice 13-11-2010, 17:13
Replies: 44
Views: 9,913
Posted By Mumof3
Do you live in BennyHill Land?

Do you live in BennyHill Land?
Forum: Advice 13-11-2010, 12:51
Replies: 35
Views: 8,571
Posted By Mumof3
Me too, they were just being phased out, but were...

Me too, they were just being phased out, but were a bit of fun before being laced up into my new Start-Rites.
Forum: Advice 13-11-2010, 08:54
Replies: 35
Views: 8,571
Posted By Mumof3
So 'fess up: did he try them on first, or did you...

So 'fess up: did he try them on first, or did you just buy them? Although the website indicates child shoe sizes, the size their table suggests my daughter should wear bears no relation to the size...
Forum: Advice 12-11-2010, 22:08
Replies: 35
Views: 8,571
Posted By Mumof3
Cheers m'dear. "I can do gammon" (that's a...

Cheers m'dear. "I can do gammon" (that's a Charlotte Church joke btw, - along the lines of: "yep, I'm classy at heart")
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2010, 21:45
Replies: 77
Views: 4,112
Posted By Mumof3
Debit card Visa card Student ID NUS card Staff...

Debit card
Visa card
Student ID
NUS card
Staff photocopy card
Staff pass
British Library membership
Wellcome Trust membership
Tate membership
Museums Association membership
Forum: Advice 12-11-2010, 21:36
Replies: 35
Views: 8,571
Posted By Mumof3
That's great! - Never heard it, but it's true. I...

That's great! - Never heard it, but it's true. I buy ortho mattresses, they last 10yrs and then sling them out. Just bought myself some Clarkes boots. God I sound old.
Forum: Advice 12-11-2010, 20:56
Replies: 19
Views: 4,685
Posted By Mumof3
I've had both cheap (£5k) and expensive kitchens...

I've had both cheap (£5k) and expensive kitchens (£27k): if you've got slick finishes on the floor and surfaces, then there's absolutely no need to overspend on the carcasses/door fronts.

I'd go for...
Forum: Advice 12-11-2010, 20:51
Replies: 35
Views: 8,571
Posted By Mumof3
It's bad, isn't it? I usually end up spending...

It's bad, isn't it? I usually end up spending less on my own shoes, - usually around £20 from New Look. That said, I've just become a student again, and am walking e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e, so I'm...
Forum: Advice 11-11-2010, 22:07
Replies: 35
Views: 8,571
Posted By Mumof3
Me too, forgot to ditto that. Mine wear...

Me too, forgot to ditto that. Mine wear supermarket clothing, but leather, fitted shoes.
Forum: Advice 11-11-2010, 22:03
Replies: 30
Views: 2,066
Posted By Mumof3
I've been a "back-up girl", for a colleague. He...

I've been a "back-up girl", for a colleague. He ditched his gf, I ditched my bf, and now we've been married for nearly 20yrs. Wake up, fella.
Forum: Advice 11-11-2010, 21:59
Replies: 35
Views: 8,571
Posted By Mumof3
Shoes that fit kids properly, ie. with a proper...

Shoes that fit kids properly, ie. with a proper width fitting, cost about £25 on the high street. Don't send shoes, send the ££ to mum or dad, - and he'd have grown out of them by christmas if you...
Forum: The X Factor 11-11-2010, 21:08
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By Mumof3
Can't bear manipulative little madams, who think...

Can't bear manipulative little madams, who think they've got us all fooled
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2010, 20:54
Replies: 74
Views: 3,963
Posted By Mumof3
I had the same experience at my local corner...

I had the same experience at my local corner shop, - it was excruciating:

The guy behind the till was about 10yrs younger than me, and determined to be ultra professional. I didn't have the nerve...
Forum: Advice 11-11-2010, 00:04
Replies: 48
Views: 2,606
Posted By Mumof3
My Dad has a very low tolerance threshold with...

My Dad has a very low tolerance threshold with his grandchildren: he's in his mid 70's, and has "done his bit" with raising 4 of his own kids. I can understand that, and work to avoid situations...
Forum: Advice 10-11-2010, 18:53
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Mumof3
Hi OP, As with any potential employer, it always...

Hi OP,

As with any potential employer, it always helps to have researched them thoroughly, - know about their accomplishments, values, work ethic, and in your friend's case, whether they have a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2010, 18:44
Replies: 198
Views: 5,645
Posted By Mumof3
Have I interrupted a belting fight, then? *Ducks...

Have I interrupted a belting fight, then?

*Ducks to avoid flying missiles*
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