Oh heck! Does this mean NO road trip? Come on, you'll find a car sooner(?) probably...Just kidding. It's hard to find what you want. Absolutely not a private party. Wishing you the best...:)|
Reply #4702. Apr 05 12, 6:55 PM
|No road trip yet! If all else fails I'll get a nice little pavement scooter. With a waterproof top. :) |
Off now. See you soon. xxx
Reply #4703. Apr 06 12, 8:48 AM
Missing you already Lesley|
Reply #4704. Apr 06 12, 9:20 AM
I can see it now.............Lesley terrifying half of Bedford (if not all of it) with her Formula 1, Pavement Scooter (with waterproof top). Rofl|
Btw Lesley.........should you wish to purchase a quirky "Plastic Pig", that has had one, probably none to careful, owner........do let me know. Lol
Advantages of above...........only 3 tyres to buy (plus spare)........60 mpg @ 60mph cruising. 0-60 eventually, with top speed around 85 mph. Seating for 3 midgets, plus driver. All in all would probably get you as many laughs as a Pavement Scooter - just slower speed.
Disadvantages, if you are a lousy driver like Jeremy Clarkson, they can be rolled over........inspite of owning 5 of them over the years, not a thing I have achieved.
They have a more efficient invisibility cloak, then any Star Trek starship.......and on the odd occasion a fellow road user spots you, "I'll pull out it is only a Reliant" applies!
On the other hand you could always buy a perfectly normal car and forgo above "pleasures"! Lol
Reply #4705. Apr 07 12, 2:03 AM
I hope you won't be gone for more than a week again anytime soon because it's much too quiet without you, Lesley. :)|
Reply #4706. Apr 12 12, 5:31 PM
I agree, where are you, Lesley!|
Reply #4707. Apr 12 12, 6:34 PM
Lesley's on her annual trip to London, don't panic everyone!|
Reply #4708. Apr 13 12, 7:22 AM
Think Lesley's next trip should be to Australia.. I could organise a get together with Mommakat, Creedy & Tizzabelle... We could take over the country !|
Reply #4709. Apr 13 12, 8:02 AM
Tezza, that sounds good. Definitely a force to be reckoned with! |
Lesley, I hope you've had a good dose of family (emphasis on 'good') and you and Jonathan had a good time once again. The team board is too quiet without you so, for some strange reason, I keep coming here to look for you!
Reply #4710. Apr 13 12, 3:43 PM
|Yoohoo *knocks timidly* please can I come in? |
I posted in the team board that I'd be away for a week or so, and also put something (now deleted) on my profile, but it doesn't look like I put anything here. Sorry. Thank you, David, for explaining. To anyone who got in a panic - I am not only sorry but also hugely flattered!
Ray, I'd like nothing better than to buy a perfectly normal car, but Jonathan keeps showing me Honda Civics. :(
Tezza, throw in MotherGoose and Aussiedrongo, and I think we can take over the world!
wyambezi, I did, thank you. It was good to be able to relax with Jonathan; and see my brother I haven't seen since last year; and most of my nieces and nephews. One niece lives with her husband and children in Manchester, but I saw the other nine, with assorted spouses and progeny.
I didn't see one for the first few days because she'd been in hospital, but her husband and three young children appeared for every meal, with or without her. Another niece, whose husband couldn't join in (because of work, which was a bit off), spent most of her time there, with three small sons. The middle one is five and talks as though he's auditioning for Brunhilde. All. The. Time.
My "bedroom" was in a single-storey extension housing a desk, computer, cupboards and wall-to-wall bookshelves. It has an uncurtained window and an uncovered roof light. In the room next door is the biggest freezer you have ever seen, and an industrial washing machine, probably from the days when they had ten children living at home. From my pillow, I could hear the washing machine a lot of the time, and the freezer all the time.
I got one good night's sleep out of nine. A good dose of family needs to be followed by a good dose of sleep... and preferably not 400 unread emails. Nice to be home - till next year. :)
Reply #4711. Apr 16 12, 3:56 PM
Nice to have you back. Sounds like you didn't get much relaxing done...:)|
Reply #4712. Apr 17 12, 9:02 AM
Great to have you back Lesley have so missed you, has given me a lift from the doldrums.|
Been too quiet without you, glad you had a nice time.
Reply #4713. Apr 17 12, 9:46 AM
Welcome back to the peace and quiet of "bedlam" Lesley.|
'tis better to be welcomed back, than people say "Oh have you been away"? Does and least prove your absence has been conspicuous!
Reply #4714. Apr 17 12, 10:29 AM
|Thank you all for the welcomes. Why is everyone telling me how quiet it's been without me? I'm quiet. Shy. Demure. Well-modulated... |
Relax, VM? Hah! (*sob*)
Ray you're right. How awful not to be noticed.
Bit annoying coming back to no milk, and a hurty foot that stopped me going out to buy some. Blame Tesco for not removing milk that was on its last legs, the one and only time I don't check the dates. The £5 they sent me is very nice and all that, but I'd rather have had a pint of milk in the fridge when I got home.
Took hurty foot to my GP this morning, and he sent me for a blood test to see if it might be cellulitis, tendonitis, gout. My life is just endless excitement. He prescribed an very broad spectrum antibiotic, and I've been taking paracetamol, so I can move about now without swearing. Life is good. ;D
Notice how I sneaked in the word "morning"?
Reply #4715. Apr 17 12, 3:38 PM
|In the absence of a car and two functioning feet, I decided to try my hand at online shopping, spurred by an offer of £20 off my first order from Ocado. The website is marginally easier to use than Sainsburys, although that's not saying much, but I got quite excited seeing products available I never thought I'd see outside London. |
Their minimum order for delivery is £40. I had a leisurely wander round the website, and put together an order of £65. That's more than enough for a first order. Proceed to checkout.
Select a delivery date and time. Aah. The delivery charges vary with day and time - and also with the size of your order. Add about £2 if your order is less than £75. Talk about picky.
Hmmm. One of the items I wanted isn't available in the delivery slot I selected. They didn't say when it would be available, but offered me a few similar substitutes. That'll do... continue... Select a delivery date and time. I did that! Tough. I have to do it again. Select delivery window: continue.
Next step: enter voucher. Find promotional email, copy voucher code, paste into order form. What...?
"Sorry, this voucher has not been assigned to your account."
Look at email again, click Shop Now, find my "trolley" has been saved. Select delivery slot. Voucher still isn't accepted. And now, the email has disappeared. Check bin, check spam - gone. Go back to website and delete everything.
Find email thanking me for registering, request explanation for voucher failure. I am promised a reply within 48 hours. Past caring.
Reply #4716. Apr 17 12, 8:38 PM
Ouch Lesley not so good, has put me off online grocery shopping for sure, if i have to crawl on hands and knees i will do my shop.|
Sorry to hear about foot hope they can find out soon what it is, am personaly sick of blood tests have had 10 this year already and another coming up next week.
Last one i had 3 weeks ago was because doctor thought i had a possible blood clot, celluitis was also mentioned and after a stressful two days of having to give myself a injection to thin blood i had a call saying no need to go monday for scan the blood test showed i did not have a clot, so mentioned Cellulitis and was told was not that and they were emailing my GP with the results.
I had a phone call just after 9am the next day saying my doctor wanted another blood test doing as some levels were raised, hence nxt tuesdays test.
Hope your tests are clear Lesley.
Reply #4717. Apr 18 12, 1:57 AM
It’s quiet without you because we’re so used to having you around. And, while you may be quiet yourself, you do still contribute much to our conversations. That’s why when you’re not here, people pay attention.|
Life would be so much easier without all those meds and doctors
Reply #4718. Apr 18 12, 10:43 AM
Shopping on Line has it's uses........like for "carless people" (carless, not careless), for those who are unwell, and when experiencing one of those "cold snaps" that always catches this country unprepared.|
The drawbacks are obvious to us all............food items out of date in a few hours time.....substitute "offerings" bearing no resemblance to original order......but all in all, not too many gripes about that service.
Btw.......having drifted back to using Tesco, due to ease of parking, I recently had occasion to dash off an e-mail to them, asking why one of their competitors (Sainsbury)can have all it's checkouts in operation, but Tesco can only manage 6/40........+ Self Service. Needless to say it did not rate an answer.
Meds & Doctors are a "necessary evil" for keeping "old banger" humans, "on the road".
Reply #4719. Apr 18 12, 2:21 PM
That may be, but we all wish we didn't need them|
Reply #4720. Apr 18 12, 3:26 PM
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