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Bugger!

Since my last blog entry, where everything was perfect (I knew I shouldn't have stopped worrying about everything!), we received some worrying news. My Granddad has been diagnosed with tumours on his Liver and lower spine. Doctors seem to think they can control the growths with Radiotherapy, although not sure if they can get rid of them all together. We should know more once he has had a liver biopsy and has spoken to his Radiotherapy Consultant. I am still positive at the moment that he wi

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Gutted

For anyone interested in my ramblings via my blog, I am gutted to report that Grandad passed away at 4.10am this morning. I have mixed emotions - am relieved he is no longer suffering, but am gutted his big personality is no longer part of our lives. He really will be missed - even the bloody doctors receptionist (and we all know what dragons they can be!) was choked up when dad called them this afternoon to let them know. Words really cannot describe how I feel right now.

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Looking forward to retirement

Its no secret I am looking forward to retirement. And being bored at work (hence looking forward to retirement) I decided to calculate how long I have until I retire. Little did I know by the time I am at state retirement age, I will be nearly 68! And knowing my luck, on the 5th July 2045, they will no doubt raise the age to 75! Argghhhh!! Info from: [url="http://nww.pensionsagency.nhs.uk"]http://nww.pensionsagency.nhs.uk[/url] [b]Your State Pension age[/b] You will reach State Pensi

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Life...

Well, its been that long since an entry (why am I reading innuendo into that already....? Maybe I spend too much time in banter on Net Weather?!) that I had almost forgotten how to add a new one! Gosh, so much has happended since July, and all has been brilliant. After 2007 brought me to the lowest I have ever been, 2008, and indeed so far in 2009 has proved to be excellent. Long may it continue

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Mini-me's Christmas carol for the deaf

This is mini-me's version of sign language. I *think* some of the song is the correct version of sign language, but not sure about the rest of the performance. Your'll notice the E numbers she consumed earlier in the day take effect at approx 1.28 minutes into the video. Unfortunatly, the poor thing looked like I did at 6 - and even worse, sings like I did too.

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Mouth Ulcers

I have a terrible habit (worse when I am worrying about something) where I pick and bite the skin off my lip and inside my cheek (very attractive!)Anyway, the other night (tuesday, I think) I was biting away, and managed to remove half of the skin in my mouth, and now I have what can only be described as a yellow/white ulcer looking thing, around 1cm in diameter. Its grating against my teeth and painful when I talk and eat. I have tried using Bonjella, but that just gets wiped off within minut

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Dear Father Christmas.....

My name is Emily, and I am 6. I would like for Christmas (I have included the spelling mistakes, with corrections!) Barbie Pritey Shos (pretty shoes) Poly Pokit (Polly Pocket.... arghh, more mini shoes embedding themselves in my foot, making its way slowly towards my heart, no doubt the day before I retire) X-Box (yeah, in your dreams love!) Bells dres (Belle's dress - Beauty & the Beast) Angel suit Table (?) mokcontrol car (remote control car) Firey Doll (Fairy Doll) Box of Choklat (chocola

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My Blog

Having read through my last few blogs, I am amazed by how miserable they are - so sorry for anyone feeling suicidal reading them. I have had a bit of a tough year so far, but the majority of crap has been my own doing; and strangely enough, I dont regret anything. (although I feel the anti depressants and counselling sessions may have something to do with that statement ) Seriously, I have lived my life for me, and if thats a selfish, nasty thing, then so be it. Life is for living, and thats

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Getting Old

I was fine until about 10 minutes ago about turning 30 soon. I have, rather smugly the past few years thought I was aging rather well (considering I get asked ID when buying alcohol in Sainsburys!) but today, I noticed not the odd 1 or 2 grey hairs that I rip out with relish.... oh no. If I ripped out all the grey hairs I noticed this afternoon, I would end up with half a head of hair left. Reality is quite litterally setting in I really, really dont want to wave goodbye to my 20s!

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Diet Or Not To Diet?

Well, I am over weight, by about 1 stone (or just over if I am totally honest!) and have put on nearly 2 stone since my wedding last year (although I did have to 'seriously' diet to fit into the wedding dress I chose!) Ideally, I would like to loose just over 1 stone - making me a comfortable size 12-14, rather than a rather tight (and deluded) size 14 (hey, some clothes stretch as you put on weight!)I know size/stones aren't the be all and end all - if I was happy at the size and weight I am

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Dance Classes

Emily (aka Mini Raven) loves dancing, and spends her time (when the Bratz dolls havent been removed due to bad behaviour) dancing to music on the radio, or when watching The Hits. I couldnt help but notice just how quickly she picked up the dance moves to the likes of The p*ssy Cat dolls (or is that dollz - im a parent, and unfashionable - and for those over 87, thats p*ssy as in cat, not..... well....) Anyway, she has lots of spare energy, so thought it best to channel the extra energy doing

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Conjunctivitus - Part 2

My turn this time <_< Been ill for weeks with a cold/chest infection/cough and general exhaustion and low and behold, I woke up this morning unable to prize my eyes open. My left eye took around 2 minutes to open, but my right eye, which has it really bad took a bit longer. Its all horrid, red and swollen - this morning it actually looked like I had been punched in my eye Still, I have started a course of eye drops that the lovely Mr Raven purchased for me in boots, and they cleared E

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My Blog

I've just had a little re-read of some of my blog entries this past year. My god, I do talk some waffly crap. Apologies to anyone who has wasted a small part of their lives reading it!

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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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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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Chesty Cough (not A Russian Name)

I have been feeling a tad run down of late, and to top it all off, I now have a horrid chesty cough that has appeared from no where. I havent had a cold recently, so I can only guess there is a chesty cough virus going around (hopefully not on onset of bird flu, anyway). It catches me when I breathe, talk (much to the amusement of Mr Raven) and well - pretty much do anything Sleeping has been a nightmare of late - but now its doubley worse when I drop off for 30 minutes, only to be woken up wit

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Amazing News!

I didn't want to say anything any earlier because I was waiting to make sure everything was going according to plan but as it's getting closer and closer to 'that date' I thought I'd better spill the beans - guess who's due in just under 4 months..............................??!! Photo attached.

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Chislehurst Caves

It has been half term for kids in Bexley this week, so we decided to take Mini-Raven to Chislehurst Caves, which is only a few miles from where we live. Anyway, after getting lost, and it taking the equivalent time wise of driving to the Coast for the day, we arrived at the Caves. Everything was fine until half way through the tour she announced she was scared and she was going to be sick (this was followed by a few unconvincing heaves and coughs). Unfortunatly it was too late to go back (and 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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Conjunctivitus (oh Dear)

I have no doubt spelt the medical terminology incorrectly (along with half the words in this blog) Anyway, you know what I mean. (oh dear, starting this blog with a waffle - not a good sign) Anyway, Emily (the lovely mini me) has caught conjuntivitus (sp) We noticed a slightly red eye on Sunday, so I initially treated it with warm water and cotton wall balls, and it did clear up. Until today. Mr Raven received a phonecall from school informing him that Em is unable to attend school until th

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Huzzah!

Well, after numerous cancellations (sp), and general NHS co ck ups*, Granddad finally had his op today to remove the tumour in his bowel. So far, its successful, and he should be out of ICU on thursday. *missing notes, cancelled operations, missing blood tests, incorrect information - but hey, the service is free! (minus the £200000 (slight exageration?) he has paid over the years with tax and national insurance) The one staggering thing I have learnt today though is, there are 6 ICU beds in th

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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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