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Muriel last won the day on June 14 2014

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  1. Brrrr, cold here! Average is low of 43°F to high of 55°F normally. It is currently about 45°F at 2 in the afternoon, low of 29 forecast! Thats local weather, not UK wide. Have had snow on and off all day between blue sky and sunshine. Nothing lying, but very cold wind. It feels so wrong!
  2. So nice to be welcomed back by you all We had a nice time at the fair, wasn't as big as I expected, but some lovely fun things to see. I went mainly to get some bits for my new garden scene, there were maybe three exhibitors with flowers for sale, but none of them had any grass on display. Eventually found one single stall with some sheets of grass which would do and are far better than the uniform green grass I'd seen for dollhouses elsewhere. The grass is very short (I think train scale) but will do for freshly mown grass ;-) It was a bargain too. Also found a brick garden path set,
  3. Some Easter pictures for those that need them or didn't get around to decorating themselves :)
  4. Hi All, just wondering if anyone is going to the Miniatura fair in Birmingham at the weekend? I need some nice realistic looking grass for a garden scene, but the best I can find here online is targeted towards mini railways of a much smaller scale and I feel I need to see them in person before buying. So I looked up dollhouse fairs in my neighbourhood and the next one is the end of June! As Miniatura is this weekend I decided a drive was worth it to get started on minis again. Been to a few 15-25 ish exhibitor fairs, but nothing bigger, can't wait now! Have to discuss a budget with hubby, but
  5. Just finished reading it and I really enjoyed it. For me it was definitely a page turner, I wanted to find out what happens next, and little girls kept wanting me to play with them ;) I used to read a lot, but now family and other priorities usually take over. Every now and then reading becomes the priority! I must say I focus on the story rather than writing style, but in this book nothing jumped out and made me think 'that wasn't good, it could have been written better.' I don't usually read historic novels,I like more modern day stuff I can identify more easily with. The title and blurb on
  6. My cuties. This is Natasha. "I'm Cinderella, I'm going to fight the badies with my sword. It is cold, so I'm wearing my coat and bag. I'm taking my baby along for a walk" (the 'coat' is a car seat cover!) She's seen Disney Cinderella once and I'm sure doesn't really remember the whole story, just little scenes. This is Allana. She's cheekier than Natasha was at that age, but still fabulous of course. I was given 'Where the Sidewalk Ends' when I was very little and so grew up with it. Silversteen is not that well known here in the UK, so I feel privileged to have had a copy. I love his
  7. Maybe they were just managing to hold off til you actually had a job, rather than when you didn't have that. So glad to hear you've finally managed to get a job, even if it isn't the perfect one
  8. We put up a summer house/children's play house this weekend. It is 5'x7', big enough for us to overnight in when it gets warmer. It is a Christmas present for the girls - they'll see the outside, but hopefully the the inside will remain a surprise until Christmas day (painted white, but full of rainbow/colourful accessories). PILs questioned whether this was the best time to put up a shed...perhaps not, but not an impossible time, and better than closer to Christmas! Did the base last weekend and the house this weekend. We were very proud of our work, sister and I, having never put a shed up b
  9. When people come in to the pharmacy with what looks like an allergic reaction to something, they always say 'but I've never had a reaction to that before' and I always say you can become allergic to something at any point, doesn't have to be the first time you're exposed to it. Doesn't mean the reaction is definitely due to that, but could be! So glad you got to hospital in the end in time Mary!
  10. They slept through the night!!! Whooohoo! Had pizza delivered for supper, and ignored laundry. A better day! Also had my eyes photographed (annual thing), and tidied the garden ready for the cold. Tomorrow I'm taking dressed up girls to Ikea and picking up my sister and niece from their vacation before we go to a pumpkin party at church. Carving pumpkins and then story and pumpkin soup supper. We might stop by my friends for a quick treat, but otherwise my kiddies are too young for more, and pumpkin party is a great alternative.
  11. We're home. We had a stressful and unrest full vacation. Drove 7 hours or so including a few toilet breaks on Saturday, up to the North Yorkshire Moors. Was supposed to take less than 6, but had roadworks, and then the sat nav redirected us along a different route along little Moore lanes in pitch black. Allana threw up Saturday night, and every night except Monday since, Natasha and I threw up Monday night, Tuesday we drove half way back to spend a couple nights in a restful hotel, only for hubby Chivs to throw up last night and for Natasha to have a temp. She was better this morning, but we
  12. Sounds like great fun Kathie! Natasha and I baked this afternoon, made 2/3 of salted caramel millionaires shortbread (they're in the fridge waiting for us to do the chocolate layer tomorrow) and chocolate or chocolate and cherry cupcakes. She even ate the cherry ones, which we served with whipped cream for pudding after supper. Invited to in laws for lunch tomorrow, so we'll take the rest along for then.
  13. What about putting some c channels around the edges? Then they'd be straight and you couldn't see any imperfections (though I know you'd still know they're still there!)
  14. I've been debating what to do about the kitchen in my Fairfield. I don't want an old one, want a nice and modern one, but the ones I can afford are too boxy/clumsy looking with bits out of scale. Then my daughter found a plastic half broken trailer in a box of stuff we were given to look at on the way to the charity shop, and it has a kitchen in it! A Nice and modernish one Now just have to see if I can get them out without breaking them, and then probably paint them a more acceptable colour. Maybe this'll be the nudge I need to get going again (I keep looking for that nudge.....) Allan
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