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Forum: General Discussion Today, 13:33
Replies: 105
Views: 2,642
Posted By eluf38
A rocky start to this year. We had a wonderful...

A rocky start to this year. We had a wonderful start to 2014, announcing my pregnancy in April - but May gave me some of the worst weeks of my life. At a scan we were told that there was something...
Forum: Advice 13-12-2014, 17:59
Replies: 262
Views: 10,267
Posted By eluf38
I think you need help. Seriously. It may be...

I think you need help. Seriously.

It may be public but it doesn't mean we will allow it to be used for parking.... how can you insist upon anything? You don't own the bloody land!

we can find...
Forum: General Discussion 13-12-2014, 17:47
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By eluf38
Ummm... no, you clearly aren't. Anyone with half...

Ummm... no, you clearly aren't. Anyone with half a brain cell can see that 'Reg' is a parody (and a pretty vile one at that) of a member of Britain's underclass.

Your opening post implies that you...
Forum: Advice 12-12-2014, 21:44
Replies: 262
Views: 10,267
Posted By eluf38
I'm beginning to think this thread is a wind-up....

I'm beginning to think this thread is a wind-up. I refuse to believe that a 21 year old could be such a ridiculous, petty little snob... especially as he's still living at home with his parents. No...
Forum: Advice 12-12-2014, 16:27
Replies: 262
Views: 10,267
Posted By eluf38
Don't give him ideas...:p

Don't give him ideas...:p
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 16:24
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By eluf38
I seem to remember that each of her three eldest...

I seem to remember that each of her three eldest children and her partner chipped in 300 each, so that's 1200. This was in 2009. That covered the coffin, one car, the hearse and a crematorium...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 10:37
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By eluf38
Sadly dying is one of those things in life which...

Sadly dying is one of those things in life which can hit you very hard financially- like having a boiler break down, having your car written off, a fire or a flood. If you can't afford to insure...
Forum: Advice 12-12-2014, 09:21
Replies: 262
Views: 10,267
Posted By eluf38
One of my pet peeves is people who don't park on...

One of my pet peeves is people who don't park on their driveways. (Closely followed by people who park on the pavement - doubly annoying as I now have a pram!) I might moan about it for a minute,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 09:07
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By eluf38
With the greatest respect, did you even read the...

With the greatest respect, did you even read the article? Or are you just not that good at spotting irony?

The article was suggesting that Labour was grossly exaggerating the burial crisis. Yes,...
Forum: Advice 12-12-2014, 08:55
Replies: 262
Views: 10,267
Posted By eluf38
Sounds as though you have got off on the wrong...

Sounds as though you have got off on the wrong foot. They probably regard you as the problem neighbours!

They shouldn't have opened the parcel. Simple solution - let your postie know not to leave...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 00:21
Replies: 81
Views: 1,735
Posted By eluf38
Tom kerridge would cook the most amazing food ,...

Tom kerridge would cook the most amazing food , but i have a soft spot for michael smith.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 14:22
Replies: 88
Views: 2,199
Posted By eluf38
My mistake - it was WW2. Kate Adie mentions them...

My mistake - it was WW2. Kate Adie mentions them in her book, but in the same chapter she gives an overview of combat flying during WW1, so my memory confused the two. Here's a little more...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 09:39
Replies: 88
Views: 2,199
Posted By eluf38
About time. If a woman can meet the same physical...

About time. If a woman can meet the same physical requirements as men then there's no reason at all why they shouldn't be able to fight on the front line. Historically women have fought alongside...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 12:29
Replies: 81
Views: 1,888
Posted By eluf38
I was a contestant on the Weakest Link in 2010,...

I was a contestant on the Weakest Link in 2010, and very glad not to have to do the walk of shame!
I've been in the audience for Question Time, and on S4C quite a few times... one time was a taste...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 28-11-2014, 12:48
Replies: 214
Views: 22,357
Posted By eluf38
Wow, 86000! My novel is only 97,000. Have you...

Wow, 86000! My novel is only 97,000. Have you ever been tempted to do an E.L.James and keep the plot but change the names?
Forum: General Discussion 28-11-2014, 12:38
Replies: 44
Views: 1,292
Posted By eluf38
At hospital. I was induced at 37 weeks as she'd...

At hospital. I was induced at 37 weeks as she'd stopped growing. Waters broke whilst I was eating breakfast and fifteen minutes later I was in the delivery suite. Everybody told me that first births...
Forum: Advice 28-11-2014, 12:23
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By eluf38
I'm afraid I can't offer you a simple solution...

I'm afraid I can't offer you a simple solution for developing a thick skin. Even to this day I'm not one of those people who can laugh off harsh words or forget them quickly - however I have learnt...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 27-11-2014, 00:25
Replies: 214
Views: 22,357
Posted By eluf38
How's everybody getting on with their...

How's everybody getting on with their writing?

Today I dug out my short film script and went for a film production meeting. We start filming in February. There's four of us on the production team...
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2014, 12:20
Replies: 202
Views: 4,633
Posted By eluf38
Learn to spell. What a stupidly sweeping...

Learn to spell.



What a stupidly sweeping statement to make. I have never met a single teacher who blamed a difficult lesson purely on sugar intake, just like I've never met a teacher who has...
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2014, 11:32
Replies: 36
Views: 1,254
Posted By eluf38
They announced that they were no longer importing...

They announced that they were no longer importing new cars some time last August - I know because I'd just bought an Aveo and kicked myself when I realised that it was going to become rather...
Forum: Advice 25-11-2014, 11:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By eluf38
Teaching requires an incredibly thick skin, and...

Teaching requires an incredibly thick skin, and to be honest, it sounds as though you don't have one. You sound like I did six years ago, when I too was an English teacher. I changed careers for...
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2014, 10:49
Replies: 202
Views: 4,633
Posted By eluf38
This. Anyone who has taught in a high school...

This. Anyone who has taught in a high school where sugar intake isn't restricted will understand the ban. Teaching afternoon lessons with half the class high on energy drinks and sweets is 100 times...
Forum: General Discussion 17-11-2014, 17:11
Replies: 30
Views: 1,492
Posted By eluf38
This awful murder happened in my hometown:...

This awful murder happened in my hometown:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prestatyn-house-fire-shocking-pictures-1876816
The flat is still there, untouched since the day they died. I think...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 11-11-2014, 19:31
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By eluf38
Deborah Devonshire (who died recently) was born a...

Deborah Devonshire (who died recently) was born a Mitford. She wrote a guidebook to Chatsworth House which is very interesting and full of her personality. Mum wrote to her back in the 80s to say it...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 11-11-2014, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By eluf38
Thanks Mandy, I'd not seen this, but I had the...

Thanks Mandy, I'd not seen this, but I had the beginnings of a novel which I've sent off. Took a few hours to polish it and whip the synopsis into shape, but fingers crossed!
Good luck to all the...
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