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WINNER!

Having survived the Edinburgh Fringe this year, I thought I would tell a couple of stories of winning in weird circumstances. First off, a group of us went to see the 'Circus of Horrors' in the Big Top on the Meadows during the last week of the Festival. On the way in we were asked if we wanted to put our names and emails on a sheet to go into the prize draw for a bottle of Jagermeister. I did. And promptly after the show restarted for the second half, the draw was made and it was me! I went do

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GAS!

So there we were - in the flat, getting ready to go out to our friends' house for dinner on Sunday. Dressed, booted and suited - and I noticed a smell of gas in the kitchen. Hmmmm, I thinks. Says to Jim - can you smell gas? Of course, silly question, he can't smell a slippery dog turd at 10cms. So me and my sense of smell goes investigating. Nothing on at the cooker - no smell from the meter.... Hmmmm. Central Heating boiler fine (and I don't mean Flaggy ). What could it be? So I instigated ga

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Dyeing/dieing

Hair dye is really nasty stuff. Had an evening in last night - and got down to bleaching and dyeing my hair for the first time in about 6 weeks (you should have seen the roots). The bleach I made up was same as usual - and left it on for about 20mins. But it bloody stung so much - it felt like my head was under the grill. Then it was time for the red dye. Have decided to try out a new brand and colour - 'Stargaze' and it's a sort of maroon (Jambo's red for the footy fans). Well, it got e

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Winter Wonderland

Well, what a beautiful morning to wake up to and make my way to work. First real hoar frost for a long time - everything white. Grass, mounds of leaves, cars, buildings - and a record-breaking low temperature for November to boot. Was outside earlier watching Mrs Blackbird forraging around the bushes - I wonder what she makes of it?! There's a very ugly strip of pollution over the city at height though - indicative of a temperature inversion: browny/yellow and thick. Not very pretty on an ot

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Endless...

So it's been a while since the last entry - and the reason for this is work. Have been so busy - it's unbelieveable - even been coming in for 9am on the dot and not leaving til 6pm or even 7pm in the evening. Even taking work home. Now I know that many folk working in 'proper' jobs in the private sector or running their own business will scoff. However, I chose a career (well a job) in the Voluntary Sector, working for a local charity, and one of the drivers behind this decision was the work/l

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You Call That Work?

Sitting at my desk, Typing up some notes, When out came the blackbird, And poo-pooed on our coats. We thought it rather funny, And it didn't half cause a stir, Especially when young Hazel, Said that her's was fur. The moral of the story, Is plain for all to see, Blackbird solids are dangerous, But worse is cat's wee-wee. Oh dear.

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Gosh

Well, that was one hell of a weekend. :o :lol: It all started Friday evening - people arriving in cars, planes and trains to be put up in various people's houses/B&Bs/Apartments (the posh folk!). And we were off. A quietish night out Friday til 1am (normal closing)... Had to wait up for a car load from Manchester; who didn't arrive until 3am and then insisted on heading into town for kebabs. Sigh. Up Midday Sat - and to the pub for the darts championship of the year. Absolutely fa

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More Ramblings...

So, I had to clean half the house tonight as 'we have got visitors at the weekend'. The thing is, knowing my pals, it will be a complete state within an hour of their arrival, so if I had my way we would do it on Monday. But I do as I'm told! :o Sweating now.Went shopping to ASDA and spent £50 on Hallowe'en decorations for my joint birthday party in a local pub's function 'hall' on Saturday night. They've got some amazing gear and so cheap - all made in China mind. You can buy these plastic

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Tittle Tattle

Had a second night of tossing and turning in bed. Getting quite knackered now; seem to have a lot of nonesense on my mind that needs a good sort-out.Already today seen two beautiful big rainbows. One was between me and Arthur's Seat (no jokes please). The croc of gold was somewhere in the estate I live in - but slightly too far to the right to be my house. Shame.Watched QI last night - wonderfully random programme and planning sausage casserole for tea. It's such an exciting life eh?! :o

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Birthday!

Raining and cold once again (only 7C this afternoon on an E'ly - urghhhhh).Woke up hungover to breakfast in bed - bacon and egg butties. Had a few cards and a couple of pressies from my lover :lol: ; a pair of Converse basketball boots and another pressie that I can't describe on here ;)It struck me today that I am an expert at Binge Sleeping. No matter how awake and up around 10am, I have absolutely no trouble at all at getting back into bed 15mins later and sleeping til 2pm - and then really

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Weekend

So, I've woken up at 10.30am and it is cold and raining. Hmmm. About sums up how I felt on waking. My partner on night shift, and silly dreams all night. Ended up fighting two neds at a railway station, sitting on them both to stop them attacking me. That did the trick mind.Why can't I have nice dreams? :o

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