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The best thing today

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Lauryn
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Location: Vancouver, CA

Postby Lauryn » Sun June 28th, 2009, 12:47 am

Best thing today - BC highland games, hung out with some good friends, saw some dancers, listened to some pipe bands, and enjoyed watching the kilted world go by ....

and the foolish red-head put sunblock everywhere but her decolletage, which is now a deep and painful scarlet!
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sun June 28th, 2009, 6:06 am

"Tanzanite" wrote:Having been there recently, I can understand why!

After 9 months of unemployment and going through 95% of our savings (most of which was the equity we had in our house when we sold it last year) my husband finally got a job!!!! He starts on Monday. Today is one of the best days I have had in a long time since I was getting close to going into panic mode.


That is wonderful news! I hope the job turns out very well.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri July 10th, 2009, 6:04 pm

Hi everyone. I've been on vacation for a week but back today and had a wonderful time.
I went with my Mum on a short cruise around the English Channel (from Dover to Belgium, northern France, Guernsey and back). Although it was a mini-cruise, it was a proper huge cruise liner -- my first time on a cruise and it was fantastic. I'm ashamed to think how much I've eaten (when it's all on tap, I'm afraid willpower goes out the window!) but it was all lovely and I did work some of it off in the gym! The weather was pretty crummy for the first half of the week (unfortunately after some glorious weeks in this part of the world, it turned a bit miserable for one week only) but it brightened up a bit the second half. The places we visited weren't too exciting but interesting enough including Utah Beach. I think some people didn't care where we were each day, just staying on the boat, which seemed a shame to me.
It was my first time also on holiday just me and Mum - but it worked out great.
Unfortunately, I didn't get much reading done at all - as there were so many things to do and see (and eat!).

And on the evening prior to the holiday, I went to see Take That at Wembley Stadium. I thought their previous show 18 months ago was amazing, but this one topped that. The most amazing live show ever; can't believe all the scenery and costumes and acrobatic performers of every type and the music was fab too, of course. A shame that they were tiny specks on the faraway stage (though there were good screens broadcasting more clearly) but with 80,000 people in the stadium the atmosphere was wonderful.

Back to reality on Monday.
I will have to try and catch up on all the threads at some point!

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Fri July 10th, 2009, 6:41 pm

Sounds as though you had a blast Sweetpotatoboy! :D
My daughter in law was at that Take That Concert too - not spoken to her yet to find out what she thought, but I bet she loved it!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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zsigandr
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby zsigandr » Sat July 11th, 2009, 1:19 am

Welcome back SweetPotatoBoy! It sounds like a very nice holiday and a great concert - what a great week off.

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Mon July 13th, 2009, 6:52 am

This past Saturday we went to Bruges to visit the exibition about Charles the Bold. Great exhibition !
Here's a link to the website if you're interested

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Mon July 13th, 2009, 12:37 pm

I too have just returned from a short break!

Monday morning I was intending to go anywhere. I was having my shower when I suddenly thought "I should go to Perth" and so I did on Wednesday morning and only arrived back in the early hours of this morning!

The biggest focus of the trip was to spend time with my grandparents and other family members who I don't get to see very often, but we did get to do some fun stuff as well! I lived there until I was 10 so I was able to go back to some places that I went to during primary school excursions and things like that.

Oh, and I know it isn't Take That but on Tuesday night I took my ten year old to see the WWE Wrestlers when they performed here! He really loved it! It was a busy week.
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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Quick hi from Chicago

Postby princess garnet » Mon July 13th, 2009, 6:02 pm

Hey everyone! Just a quick hi *waves* from the American Library Assoc (ALA) Annual in Chicago.
I haven't any web access since I've been here but I've been having a blast! See you all when I get back home!

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Lauryn
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Location: Vancouver, CA

Postby Lauryn » Mon July 13th, 2009, 11:46 pm

To those on or recovering from holidays - glad you enjoyed it.

Tanzanite: A couple weeks into the hubby's new job, I hope it's working for him (and for you :D )

And I start my new job tomorrow, as a research assistant to the commercial appraisers. It was completely unlooked-for, but everyone involved in the decision is pleased I accepted, and my husband believes the job is tailored specifically to me. My boss called me on Friday to offer the new position, and to tell me they are looking into hiring someone to take over my specific area.

I keep telling myself that not only did they hand-pick me for it, but that there is a really good bookstore across the street. :D
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue July 14th, 2009, 3:22 am

Congrats on the new job Lauryn
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