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Just had a phone call from the Come Dine With Me people saying they wanted me to be in one of their episodes. I turned the offer down as I wouldn't want to be involved. I've never seen it but apart from anything else as I have confidential client files here it would be too risky to have strangers in the house - data protection rules and all that.

Good morning everyone.

Very slippy underfoot today.

Been to drop off my car for itโ€™s first MOT. Fingers crossed it passes.๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

El, I think my claustrophobia would kick in if I went into one of those lifts.

How did the CDWM people get your details?

Have a good day, everyone.

Yogi, I hope you don't fall on the ice Good luck with the MOT.  I would think it will pass without a problem as you would probably suspect that something was wrong otherwise.


I think a lot of people would be wary of going in a paternoster fearing that they wouldn't get their timing to get out spot on.


I had thought that CDWM contestants applied to be on - that's what the Channel 4 site says. I've no idea as to where they got my details. My brother was also asked to be a contestant some years ago - he thought that he had been suggested to them by someone he worked with. So it's possible that I was suggested by someone who knows me but not that well as they should realise that I'm not an option. My brother didn't participate either.

Tewkesbury, which isn't that far away from me, is having serious water problems with 10,000 people without water. Severn Trent have engineers, drones and a helicopter trying to find where the leak is. They've set up a supply of water bottles ay one of the main supermarkets there. 13 local schools there and neighbouring villages have had to be closed as a result.

Severn Trent have now located the source of the leak and some people in Tewkesbury are getting their water restored though it sounds as if it will take time for everyone's supply to be back to normal.


The leak was found to be underneath a golf course at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel.

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ love that Pirate  


yogi iโ€™m glad your car passed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


el, I understand your reasons for turning down CDWM, but we would have enjoyed seeing you on the show had you decided to do it  

definitely refuse that shady client


Squiggle, I'm glad your weather is a lot calmer than it was


Coming back from doing my routine shopping I stopped at a set of traffic lights behind a white van waiting to turn right. I noticed that the van's position was a bit crooked. When the lights turned green the van started off but I noticed that the brake lights came on just for a second. Van and I went on to a double mini roundabout. At the first roundabout one goes left or forward to the second. At the second one goes forward (my route) or turn right.


I was a bit wary of the van and rightly so. At the first roundabout (the van's indicator lights were correct) the van attempted to go round the roundabout to return the way it had come. But it didn't succeed. So it did a short reversal forcing me to reverse (luckily no vehicle behind me and I wasn't right behind the van) and then the van driver succeeded at the second attempt.

Bit more info the Tewkesbury water leak. The leak occurred in a 36" pipe, one of the major pipes there. It's under a field by a golf course which is flooded as it's so close to the river Severn. That's making it very difficult for the engineers. It sounds as if it's going to take quite some time.

Evening all. 

Iโ€™ve thoroughly enjoyed the Strictly final 

Squiggle, it was a big relief when my car passed.

Moonie, weโ€™ll done on finishing your Xmas shopping. Iโ€™m waiting on a parcel arriving so I can post things off. Itโ€™s already 2days late


~Sweet Sequins & Sparkles~ posted:

Iโ€™m still over the moon about the winners  

what are you watching now? 

I just found out that one of my friends got a puppy yesterday! 

 Iโ€™m very, very happy.

Iโ€™m not really watching anything.

Yay, what sort of pup have they got?๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

~Sweet Sequins & Sparkles~ posted:

Yes I think sheโ€™ll be a bundle of energy lol my friend has been through some terrible depression these last couple of years though so I do think this pup could bring her a new lease of life  


hows keira? And what are you up to tomorrow? 

The pup might be just perfect for your friend - something to love and will love her in return, and put a smile on her face.


Keira is okay, and her hearing has returned a little bit.

No plans for tomorrow, what about you?

~Sweet Sequins & Sparkles~ posted:

Yay well done keira ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜ hows her skin? 


Same, I need a lazy day. Iโ€™m not getting a day off next week... 

Her skin is a lot better but not completely clear, so she had another bath in her special shampoo today.

Iโ€™ve got the kids on a sleepover Mon/Tues so I definitely need a lazy day

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