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Sorry I've not been around

Post: # 199401Post mrsflibble
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:50 pm

everything has been sooooo busy recently. the garden is going great guns, when i can dig my SLR out from under the crap on my desk I'll post a photo. I currently have strawbs, gooseberries, raspberries, loganberries, rhubarb, various salads, dandelions (yes, cultivated), carrots (small round ones, normal ones and purple ones), potatoes, purple sprouting brocolli, sunflowers (for the seeds, but also for the flowers cos they make me a happyhippy) and all my herbs are doing well too. oh, and I have garlic. and what i think may be a red onion forgotten from last year which is now HUUUUGE. oh, and poppies. I love poppies.

Soph's huge and getting bigger every day ,the husband is well and so is the guineapig. I've now lost a total of 3/4st, hit a plateau but am trying to break past it. by december this year I WILL be a comfortable size 16, not a "yeah i can wear it but...." size 16 lol.

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and no, I'm ashamed to say I didn't make one tiny bit of that outfit.

I failed my 3rd driving test yesterday; but as i failed on something i'd never encountered and didnt know how to handle, and as it was my first test in nearly 3 years, I wasn't too ashamed or upset. let's chalk it up to a massive expensive mistake shall we? I also managed not to cry in the car with the examiner despite having failed within the first 5 mins of the test, and was complimented on my parking ability and turn in the road so I was proud of myself for that.... it's not easy in one of these:

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yes. I drive a 2.5l, 130ish bhp turbo diesel volvo. with L plates. and a booster seat for the squidge. lol.

Soph was a bridesmaid last weekend, she was adorable.

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the guineapig went to school for show and tell today. he was a star.

and finally, when bored and messing about on the net, I found a picture of my friend Leah near her house on google street view which has amused us both no end.


so, how are you?!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 199411Post fran
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:13 pm

Good to hear from you. Well done on losing all that weight, that really is an achievement, all that non fattening fruit and veg will help break through the plateau. Soph looks adorable as a bridesmaid. Keep us all up to date. :flower:
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Post: # 199434Post marshlander
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:47 pm

Great to see you - and looking so well!
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Post: # 199438Post frozenthunderbolt
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:12 am

Good work Mrs. Flib! Keep it up - I only passed my test because I sucked up to the instructor and he thought i was a born again Christian ROFL
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Post: # 199453Post Merry
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:23 am

You`re an inspiration, Mrs F! - (Now if I could just cut out butter - - - - - :? )
I passed my driving test at the fourth attempt by acting!
I`d just done a drama teaching course and my instructor advised me to roleplay 'confident driver'.
He said, "Come on! You can maintain the role for an hour, surely!"
I did - and I passed! :cheers:
However, it was only an act and I was never a good driver. I haven`t driven now for 25 years.
Just my little contribution to keeping death off the roads.
We are stardust, we are golden, and we`ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.

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Post: # 199459Post prison break fan
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:14 am

Lovely to have news of you Mrs. F. I only passed my driving test because the examiner was Welsh, and I have a Welsh name, so pretended I was Welsh too! pbf.

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Post: # 199501Post Gem
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:30 am

Nice to hear from you again Mrs Flibble. That dress you are wearing is lovely!

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Post: # 199502Post mrsflibble
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:36 am

Gem wrote:Nice to hear from you again Mrs Flibble. That dress you are wearing is lovely!
thanks, in keeping with Ish it's second hand, it belongd to a friend of mine who is now a size 12/14 so she offered the blue size 16 dress to me to keep me motivated. it worked.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 199503Post Millymollymandy
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:40 am

Great to see you Mrs Flib - we miss you when you are not around! Sounds like you have been keeping busy. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 199576Post MuddyWitch
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:48 pm

Good to hear from you, Flibsey :hugish:

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