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Why? General Questions That Annoy Me In Life

1) why do cashiers in supermarkets insist on opening 37 (on the last count) carrier bags and leaving them ready for you while the person before yous debit card goes through (I mean - they have to wait all of 3 seconds - why does the cashier feel the need to do this and clearly at the most, you only need 6 bags at the most for a weekly shop - 12 loo rolls included) Highly annoying as it means half the shopping is lost under plastic bags as its wizzed down the till. 2) Why does Mini Raven feel th

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Why

...... does burping up sick make your throat sore? Its just one of those things that puzzle me in life.

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Whats Been Going On In The Snow Raven Family?

Not a lot to be honest, hence hardly any blog entries for a while (well, 2 weeks <_< ) Had a very nice Christmas, New Year was poo, as I spent the chimes of Big Ben in tears. New Years Day was Emily's 5th Birthday - amazing how quick time flies Em has been at school now for 4 months and is getting on really well with her reading and writing. (when of course she does something other than 'nothing' or 'I can't remember') Myself? Well, this year, I am on a diet until I loose 3 stone.

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Week Off Work

Yeeeaaaahhhhh, I now have a week off work - as you can imagine, I am rejoicing at this fact! (sorry Matt for rubbing it in somewhat!) Anyway, we have a couple of things planned (as long as its dry) like a visit to Dymchurch, (beach on the Kent coast) a local Farm and Howletts Zoo. We are also planning on getting mini-raven's school shoes and coat ready for 12th September (eeekk!) and collect her new school 'sweat shirt' (bring back the blouse and tie! )Before 7/7 and 21/7 we were also lookin

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Upset

I had some sad news today. My Great Uncle passed away this morning.I guess it was to be expected as he had been ill for 5 weeks. He collasped at his home, and it turned out is auorta had burst. He was rushed to his local hospital, then taken by ambulance to St Thomas' where he had heart surgery. They fixed it the best they could and he spent 4 weeks in ITU. He was moved back to his local hospital last week. Its still a shock when the phone call comes to tell you and my Grandad has taken th

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Ummm

Well, its been an age since I last updated my blog. Well since Easter. Which feels like ages ago. Anyway, im waffling. Waffle, waffle. Not a lot really been happening. I was on the possible redundancy list with the NHS recently, which was a worrying time. However, during my interview, personality questionaire (with 230 questions -why? I was applying for a job I have done for the past 9 years) and a 2 hour test, they finally concluded I am capable of doing the job I currently do. Thanks f

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Trip To London (well, Ground Floor Of Harrods)

We got back from London about an hour ago. Not much to say really, except don't bother on a Saturday 6 weeks before Christmas. Oh and posh people have no dress sense, manners and are arrogant fools. An hour in Harrods and I could bare it no longer! Plus my feet are killing. Gosh, what a miserable blog!!

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Tights (and Fat Thighs)

Hello everyone who bothers to read my blog and the exciting life I lead.....Yesterday, we went to The Hop Farm in Paddock Wood (Kent) Won't bore you with the details. All you need to know is I wasnt eaten by a goat. (Although a peacock did take liking to me) Not only that, but I didnt wear tights yesterday, and thats the whole point of my blog entry. (gosh - managed to avoid a waffling moment!)Today, we went to Howletts Zoo (in Kent again, funny enough)Had a lovely day, saw some tigers, gor

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This weekend

Im so excited, (oh yeah) and I just cant hide it (oh no, no, no, no) Im about to loose control and I think I like it (ohh yeahhhh) *screech*

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The Week So Far

Oh dear, I am in the mood for chatting. Although don't worry, I have had the hypnotherapy to rid me of waffling. The week so far........ Sunday, I was nice and relaxed after being off sick from work (now fully recovered) for 2 weeks. First day back was the following day. Panic set in. I was due to take annual leave from Tuesday onwards to spend some lovely quality with with Em as its half term. Oh dear. 1 day to catch up with 2 weeks worth of work, and handing over 4 days work.... So, th

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Thank Ya Very Much.....

......thank ya very much, thats the nicest thing that anyone ever dun for me.... yes, for those of you that have seen the film version of Scrooge that had Albert Finney & Alec Guiness (sp) in will know what tune I am 'singing' (if you can call it that!) We went to see the stage version of Scrooge - The Musical at the London Palladium last night, and what an excellent show it was. Scrooge was played by Tommy Steele (someone I think the over 50's might remember) and he was pretty good in t

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Thames River party cruise thingy

Blimey, its been a while since I wrote anything remotely interesting in my blog (there are quite a few who would say I have never wrote anything remotely interesting in my blog) anyway.... Last weekend, myself and Mr Raven went on a River cruise party thing with his work. Had a brilliant time and didnt get home till 4am, something I havent done since..... well, 17th May 2008. Here are some pictures of London during sun set...

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Supermarket shopping

While doing my rather tedious weekly shop in Sainsburys this morning (I will get to grips with on-line shopping one day, I'm sure) I made a few observations. 1) Why do long lost friends discover each other while out shopping and block aisles for 15 minutes catching up with the past 36 years? 2) Why doesnt the person in front no longer pocess the common courtesy of putting that thingy bobby between their shopping and my shopping on the till conveyor belt? 3) Why, when the cashier a

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Strange People...

Why do I attract such strange people? (actually - no - don't answer that!)I went round my mum and dads straight from work yesterday, which involves me having to get a bus from the train station. Anyway, I got on the bus, and some bloke sits next to me with a large bag, he then rests his arm and hand on my thigh and covers this action with his bag!Now, being a girl who doesn't like to make a fuss, I sat, rather shocked on the bus wondering what I could do without making a scene! I just sat the

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Squiffy

I am rather squiffy right now. Not sure what squiffy actually means to some, but to me, it means rather tipsy. Anyway, had a I am stupid few weeks (you wouldnt believe how long it took me to fine the @ key on my keyboard - even if I can see double of everything right now ) However, other than the fact life has been I need to control my languageey, the only think worthy of mentioning is....... ................ my lovely mini-me. She got 2 certificates from school this week. One for designi

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Snow - and pics of mini raven and mummy raven

Well, finally spring has sprung - along with snow that settled (well, a decent settle, unlike 2 weeks ago!) Anyway, here are some pics - and a few pics of mini-raven 'catalogue posing' which did make me smile. Hopefully the pictures should be in this order... 1&2 Mini Raven striking a pose 3 - Mini Raven in the snow. The 'Alan Carr' tooth look is because the tooth is loose - honest! 4 - Mini Raven throwing a snowball at me :lol: I enjoyed playing in the snow really - as picture 5

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Sick (of The Self Inflicted Kind)

Ummm, as some of you may already know, I had a couple of drinks last night (I did actually only have a couple, however, they were my measures of spirits, rather than the normal pub measures)Well, by the early hours of the morning, I was hanging on to Mr Raven for dear life, after loosing the ability to put one foot infront of the other to go to bed. The poor soul even had to undress me and put my nightie on whilst I lolled about over the bed.After tucking me in, and putting a bucket next to th

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Shock Horror!

I came home from work tonight to find my blood pressure results on the mat (well, floor, since we dont have a mat to wipe your feet) Anyway, it turns out that after 10 months of tests, they have discovered.............................................. that I dont actually have any problems what so ever with it! My 24 hour blood pressure results were: during the day - 131/81 and during the night, 124/78. This, rather embarrassingly means (I did think it was this, but was far to ashamed to admit

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Scrooge - The Musical

Occasionally, there are perks to working for the NHS. The first (since I started working there in 1996) was watching 'The Tweenies - LIVE' earlier in the year for £2 per person at Docklands Arena. The 2nd perk in 9 years is watching the preview of 'Scrooge - The Musical' at the London Palladium on the evening of 31st October. £5 a ticket!! (usually £30-ish). So I purchased a ticket for myself and Mr R. (who it just so happens is his birthday on the 31st) So thats his birthday pressie sorted

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Proud Mum

I know that most of you aren't too bothered about mini-raven's achievements (or what goes on in the land of Raven, come to think of it!!), but thought I would blow her trumpet for her anyway (plus I am bursting with proudness!)She's been at school for just over 2 weeks, and can now read 15 words, and can write some of them on her own. It was lovely to see a positive comment from her teacher in her contact book today letting us know that she has written 'Sat, Fat and Cat' by herself today :o

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Phobia (one Of Many)

Sorry peeps - ignore this blog. Just noticed I had just done my 13th (shudder!) blog entry and I have a phobia against that number, which meant that I was convinced something bad would happen to us on our trip to Dymchurch if I left the house on that number of blogs.Since nothing exciting happened to me last night (not even a good dream to tell you all) I just thought I would let you know the reason for this silly blog entry.Phew, I can leave the house! :blink:

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Phew...

Well, finally I have my blog..... it took me forever (well, ok slight exageration) to go through that Pay Pal thingy. I am just rubbish at that kind of thing - had to keep going back and adding more information. Not even sure if you will ever see what I am typing, as I have no doubt I'm doing this wrong as well!Errrm, well, thats about it really... just wanted to say hello to the land of Blogs!xx

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Parents Evening

Had Mini-R's first parent evening tonight. She has 2 teachers who do job share (Mrs O'Flynn Mon-Wed and Mrs Stewart Thurs/Fri) Mrs O'Flynn is the typical lovely Primary School teacher, but Mrs Stewart has the ability to scare me 16 years after leaving Primary School!Little'un is doing very well at school, and isn't causing any concern. They are really pleased with her progress. They said she is a very happy child, always happy and smilling.... obviously she must save her 'moments' for when sh

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