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princesspiggy

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Re: One of those weeks..
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2011, 12:48:20 pm »

I also bought a big tin of chocolates in the coop for a fiver -

always turn to chocolate when things go to s**t xx

ellied

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Re: One of those weeks..
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2011, 04:47:16 pm »
I have Henry'd the house and it looks far better :) tho of course I've trailed hayseeds in and the cats have done their bit to restore normality too ::)  Meantime Dyson are sending me the parts I need - in 2 separate shipments and each is the size of a ring box at most ::)

Next question, how do you empty a Henry? ???  I got the top off and had a wee look but does the bag come off to empty and go back somehow or is it a fill and dump bagged type of hoover that you need a new one each time in which case I'll leave it be and have another go before I return the Henry home ;)

No news on the drain - neighbour has been out all day ::)  Think I may go felting in Perth tomorrow after all, they'll have heating and I might get some inspiration..
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SallyintNorth

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Re: One of those weeks..
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2011, 04:56:05 pm »
Next question, how do you empty a Henry? ???  I got the top off and had a wee look but does the bag come off to empty and go back somehow or is it a fill and dump bagged type of hoover that you need a new one each time in which case I'll leave it be and have another go before I return the Henry home ;)
Officially fill and dump.  Otherwise it's taking the bag off, pulling bits of cr4p out of the hole and refitting - and the suction is never as good with a reused bag.  You can use a Henry bagless but if it's a borrowed one, maybe that's not the best idea!

Think I may go felting in Perth tomorrow after all, they'll have heating and I might get some inspiration..
Using someone else's heating while in warm company doing something useful sounds like an excellent plan  :)
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C2

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Re: One of those weeks..
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2011, 07:32:30 pm »
My husband has just this post out to me as he thought it's so engagingly written, and we think you could probably make money writing articles or even a book! We are sorry to hear about your expensive week, we know the feeling all too well. We can't offer any advice on Dysons (ours is thoroughly abused and silted up!) but with regard to felting, I have rather a lot of dyed wool that you can certainly have if you like, which might help with the stress release?!

C2

ellied

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Re: One of those weeks..
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2011, 07:52:50 pm »
Thanks C2 and husband!

I'd love some wool and I love writing, I used to write as much as I now talk and that's saying something ;D but now only on web boards and such and I've no idea how to get money from doing it. ::)

I have at least 6 book plots supposedly in my head somewhere but I can't get going on any of them, blank pages syndrome ::) and articles I had thought of but most places you write for free nowadays, unless you've published books and have a Name ;)  One of my wee fantasies was that if I only had the time I would get the first one squeezed out of brain and onto laptop - sadly I'm far too easily distracted and it's never happened in the first year and a bit ::)

Hmm, you've got me thinking again tho ;)  Thanks  :bouquet:

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C2

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Re: One of those weeks..
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2011, 08:10:36 pm »
I say get those stories out and down on paper, or screen! Crazy idea........ start writing and at those blank pages, post for inspiration, who knows a TAS publishing company could be in the making?!  ;) Or maybe write the stories in sections on your own blog?

How is best to get you some wool? We are based just outside Dundee and seem to travel between Dundee, Edinburgh and Perth a fair amount.

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jaykay

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Re: One of those weeks..
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2011, 10:23:01 pm »
Glad you're beginning to win and that there are such helpful folk on here  :)
Fingers crossed a drain-fairy comes your way this weekend :-*

You do write very well :) Solution to blank page syndrome; write any part of your story, not in order. Sometimes character descriptions are a good way to 'break the ice'. So you may rewrite it later - so what, many authors redraft, but it gets you started :)

 

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