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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2022 20:03 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2022 14:20 
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We’re doing an 18th birthday party barbecue for the daughter of the Ukrainian family we know.
It’s more yay, than nay as the weather is perfect and they are all loving it, but I’d still rather they hadn’t had to leave their home.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2022 20:01 
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It’s a huge nay but also a huge yay. Hang on to the fact that they are safe and have found friends and comfort in your kindness x

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 20:48 
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It’s a huge nay but also a huge yay. Hang on to the fact that they are safe and have found friends and comfort in your kindness x


It was a really rather excellent afternoon. I don't want to put pictures on here, but I'll send you a couple direct.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 21:04 
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Mimi wrote:
It’s a huge nay but also a huge yay. Hang on to the fact that they are safe and have found friends and comfort in your kindness x


It was a really rather excellent afternoon. I don't want to put pictures on here, but I'll send you a couple direct.

I’d love that! I’m so happy that I’m such dark circumstances this family have found a welcome and even room for some joy x

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 21:23 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 21:26 
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Not always, but I do have moments when I try.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Nay!' but 'Yay!' Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2022 20:38 
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Yay! The extractor fan in the kitchen is working for the first time since we moved in. Nay! Not before grandad electrocuted himself whilst repairing it (he’s fine, just a bit shocked)(lol).

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2022 16:50 
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Not (yet) bought the really useful trolley for carting shit and kids around a field so using the bike trailer next weekend.

A few running repairs and upgrades explained here

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Nay!' but 'Yay!' Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 1:01 
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The smuggling compartment is well named. I had not thought of it like that.

i have a feeling my two youngest may now be a bit too big for the trailer as I haven't used it for about 2 years.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2022 15:15 
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Nay: I got bitten/stung by an insect on my foot a couple of weeks ago and I’ve had some kind of bad reaction to it as my whole foot swelled up and has been bruised and itchy since.

Nay: I had to have (unrelated) blood tests yesterday.

Yay: when I asked the practice nurse yesterday who I should see about my foot (doctor/nurse/chemist) she said the clinical pharmacist, but as I was leaving she said ‘let’s see that foot’ and looked at it for me, and prescribed me some antibiotics without making me make another appointment with someone else.

Yay: and the swelling is down today and my foot looks much better, even though I haven’t taken the antibiotics as they only arrived this afternoon, so I may not even need to take them.

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Heh, that's often the case. By the time you get a doctor's appointment you often feel.better.

I'm glad you're on the mend though. :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2022 18:35 
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Yeah, I’m glad it’s sorted itself out too. It wasn’t bothering me too much (apart from being sore and itchy) and I doubt I’d have actually made an appointment, and probably would have just kept an eye on it a while longer. I was mostly happy for the nurse being so kind and making that time.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 19:45 
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As the band I wanted to see began to play, we reached the entrance to the tent. "I'm hungry, very hungry" said Hazza. "I'm not" helped Mazza. Wazza told me to go and get Hazza, not Mazza, a hotdog.

In the queue for the hot dog, on the other side of the field, I was second from the front. A man ran over to tell his friends how great the band were, and how they had just finished playing. I looked at Hazza. She looked at me. Hazza then knew i had a favourite. "Would you like anything with your hotdog?" The lady asked me.

"Just Mustard " I said, sadly.

They are playing in the 'Pool late Sept, so that's ok, and a ticket is cheaper than two hot dogs.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 19:58 
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 Post subject: Re: The 'Nay!' but 'Yay!' Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 20:23 
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The family tent we’ve had for 10? years and just used over the weekend is showing signs of demise. Water dripped in over the ‘lounge’ bit, carbon fibre pole needed tape repair and inner elastic hangers for the bedroom are perishing so it’s time to say goodbye really.

Some friends we went away with had a super posh Berghaus 8 man Air tent that they’d bought for £800 (rrp £1200!) and obviously I’ve been looking at a replacement for our trusty old timer. So I was delighted to see the same one online for £599.

Arriving Monday.

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The family tent we’ve had for 10? years and just used over the weekend is showing signs of demise. Water dripped in over the ‘lounge’ bit, carbon fibre pole needed tape repair and inner elastic hangers for the bedroom are perishing so it’s time to say goodbye really.

Some friends we went away with had a super posh Berghaus 8 man Air tent that they’d bought for £800 (rrp £1200!) and obviously I’ve been looking at a replacement for our trusty old timer. So I was delighted to see the same one online for £599.

Arriving Monday.


600 quid! That's 2/3s of a Warlord Titan! Like Dave. He has a little balcony on his back with a man on it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2022 16:18 
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This tent has a balcony. And I’m taking Dave with me.

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Yesterday I opened my loft and a huge spider fell off the hatch and ran off on the landing carpet. Being the manly man I am now, I picked up the spider with my bare hands and took him outside and let him free in the garden... Where he was probably eaten by a bird or something.

This is a Nay because of the spider but a Yay because a few years ago, I'd have never even been able to go near it let alone pick it up!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:57 
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Congratulations! I am in a state of total denial - I think I'm fine with spiders until they come near. Beetles, too. I've seen a couple of incredibly shiny ones recently, then got up close and recoiled.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:10 
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I didn't like spiders until I moved into this house, and now i'm used to there being 3 in every room.
Something to do with being near the river apparently, I guess it's good bug hunting ground for them.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:37 
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I'm totally fine with spiders unless one appears suddenly, then I jump like a cat faced with a cucumber


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 12:30 
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Isn't that lovely?

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Nay:

The Crash on the way to our holiday, and then 36 hours without a car suck in the middle of nowhere really.

but Yay:

The rest of the holiday was pretty darn good, any holiday where I get to swim in the sea on 5 consecutive days is never bad, and the rest of the stuff in and around Swansea and the Gower was quite nice too (although there is an awful lot of rubbish in the countryside)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 12:39 
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Holiday - recovered! Glad to hear it :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 13:26 
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Isn't that lovely?

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Thanks, it's good to have WiFi and mobile signal again. Sorting out a crash, insurance the AA, a new car etc with barely any internet connectivity (the on site pub/restaurant had WiFi, but neither of us had phone reception and I had 4g on and off - 5-10 mins on, 20 mins off in our caravan)

Extra yay, the taxi driver who took us the last 15 miles (we almost made it there before the crash) basically went car shopping for us. Driving around Swansea Second hand car dealerships looking for 7 seaters. He then picked us up free of charge and drove us to the one he found.

The dealership offered him a finder's fee, and he insisted that they just take it off the price.

(I mean they might have done a backhand deal, but they both seemed above board)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 13:27 
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That is an extremely good effort - all of that sounds like a massive pain. All we saw here was oops crash... new car!

And that taxi driver sounds outstanding. So long as the car's still working in six months, I'd take that as a huge win. And very heartwarming.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2022 19:18 
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Just had physio. The lady is brutal, so will be an evening of resting. I have lost a bit of shoulder muscle as I was injured for so long.

She said swimming will build my muscles back up. Which is great news.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 14:10 
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nay - Openreach came to fix a problem at a house up the lane... Which apparently involved cutting the fibre to the 3 houses at this end of the lane. No broadband and therefore no landline, since the digital cutover.

yay - Bt however have got an engineer coming out tomorrow morning and in the meantime I have unlimited data on my mobile SIM, plus they're sending out a minihub also with unlimited data. The latter is clearly their system expecting multiple days between report and visit, so a bit of a waste, but still.

I really should have pestered Helen more to sort her mobile out, she's got 2 SIMs she pays a fortune for and now doesn't benefit from "broadband backup" because she never merged her btmobile account into the one with broadband.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 23:30 
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The minihub arrived before the delivery window opened at 10am... Which was still not in time to beat openreach fixing the broadband. Thinking about it the delivery driver probably *drove past* the openreach engineer.

I'd much rather the previous person hadn't disconnected/cut the fibre but the repair turnaround was pretty impressive.

We still managed to get through over 8GB of mobile data that I'll be eagle-eyeing the next couple of bills for. Reckon I could've tried harder.


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