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*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 8 May 2011 21:49

Yes,if I have change ..often only have plastic.. and depends on the charity.

Did you watch the Royal wedding..if so did you enjoy it ..?


Haribo Report 8 May 2011 18:45

had an abcess/cyst removed under G/A a few weeks ago, also went under G/A after a late miscarriage 22 years ago, the 'sleep' was so deep that it felt like the nearest thing to death!, good luck for monday.

Do you often give money to charity collectors outside supermarkets?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 20 Apr 2011 21:14


*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 9 Apr 2011 20:44

No... boring no myths or mysteries that dad hadn't already solved.

I must answer Easter Bunny's previous question as I attended a mini meet yesterday with some GR friends, superb afternoon:)

I am a whooss and having minor op under general anaesthetic on Monday, (never had an op before)..not looking forward to it:(

Have you had any operations under General anaesthetic.?


DizzieLizzie Report 5 Apr 2011 08:25

I have met father and daughter cousins of my father's having contacted them on here. My Dad was adopted and so was the father of the two people we met. They are the only members of Dad's birth family we've managed to have contact with and vice versa. Although we have both found a lot of confirmed information about their birth family, we've both found it impossible so far to gain contact with our direct lines.

Also just as my daughter was planning a trip round NZ in a camper van with her boyfriend, I had contact with my maternal Grandad's great neice. Her Dad had been named for my Grandad and I had met her Grandmother a number of times with my Grandad when I was a child, they were very close. When she sent a recent picture of her Dad he looked just like my Grandad. We developed quite a relationship over the net and whilst they were in NZ my daughter and her boyfriend got to pay a visit and ended up staying for a couple of days. They all had a lovely time and another sister is trying to plan a trip back over here, so of course we have extended the same invitation to her.

In your research have you dispelled/disproved any family myths/stories?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 4 Apr 2011 13:43

spending time on the computer I guess.Whether its family tree research,games,chatting or looking things up or listening to music,there is so much to do the time flies by.Next to that it's probably my dogs.
Have you met up with anyone you first connected with on the internet some how?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 1 Apr 2011 21:52

No ,I try to keep to healthy diet since my cholesterol level was up, haven't had it checked recently tho. Chicken, fish and lots of veg, family have the same..dau doesn't like lamb or beef, so the men generally only get that when she's away lol

What is your favourite pastime / hobby..?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 1 Apr 2011 21:31

not usually but my daughter has to have a gluten free diet so I sometimes have to check things if she is going to be here for meals. She seems to manage pretty well although occasionally she will eat something and it really upsets her tummy.
Do you take any vitamin or mineral supplements?

Fiona aka Ruby

Fiona aka Ruby Report 1 Apr 2011 19:33

I do know what my BMI is and I wish I didn't :(

Do you read the ingredients on processed food packets because there a particular foodstuff/additive you wish to avoid, eg, nuts, gluten etc

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 1 Apr 2011 16:22

Both , I like to keep local businesses going, nearest town is about 2 to 3 miles away, but there aren't many shops there...hairdressers, chain store bakers..yuk, chemists, opticians . Not a lot there really:(
The supermarket is slightly out of town , but as son still has a seasonal job from his Uni days , for food I use that as I have 10% discount .

Do you know what your Body Mass Index is , and are you around about the figure..?


DizzieLizzie Report 1 Apr 2011 14:04

I now live on the edge of a small Wiltshire town and we still have our post office stores from when my area was a village in its own right. In the town there are a mixture of chain and independent stores, a weekly market bringing in goods from the local area, and monthly farmers market - we also have lots of farm shops nearby. Some of the town businesses are thriving and some struggling although things seem to be beginning to get a little better.

I visit my old area in west London quite frequently and the shops at the end of the road seem to be blossoming. There is a pub, good butcher (always much cheaper and nicer than the more distant supermarkets), two "open all hours" shops, a good pet shop, two hairdressers, a hardware store, a good greengrocer, a cafe, two takeaways, a doctor's surgery, a pharmacy and a dentist. If ever I was unwell but needed to buy food I could get all I needed and more at the top of the road.

And over the hill there was a longer stretch of local stores with other types of businesses too. All that before you got to the town centre.

Do you prefer to shop in the supermarkets and chains or do you like to support the local businesses?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 1 Apr 2011 12:57

only the edinburgh one lol. I actually hate tattoos.My older brother has some.My dad didn't like them and neither do my husband or son and as far as I know my younger brother hasn't any.Even worse I hate to see them on women.
Are there any corner shops left in your area?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 28 Mar 2011 22:56

The Roundhouse Towers at Nantyglo...just googled it.
Built by the tyranny industrial brothers Crawshay and Joseph Bailey in 1816 as a fortification for fear that the workers would revolt against them.
Just over 5 miles away , I guess.

Do you like tattoos ..?

Fiona aka Ruby

Fiona aka Ruby Report 28 Mar 2011 19:29

Surprisingly, given that I live in an area that sociologists describe as 'inner city', there are horses within a few hundred yards of my home that belong to a long-standing community of Travellers. Although, having said that, I've rarely seen them as Sainsbury's is in the other direction!

Are there anything interesting near your home that you've never actually got around to seeing/visiting?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 28 Mar 2011 19:06

I walk the dogs and have 4 different routes which I like to alternate but don't go more than a mile away as have had panic attacks and like to stay in my safe circle.I do love noticing how the scenery changes with the seasons and there is always something new to see.
Do you ever see / feed horses when out and about?


DizzieLizzie Report 27 Mar 2011 09:37

Nothing specifically for keeping fit, but I do walk the dog for a couple of hours a day. At the moment I'm looking on the OS map and walking a different circular route each day round the local public footpaths. I'm only repeating at the weekend if I find somewhere really special to show OH. It can be amazing what you don't know about in your local area and a
brilliant way to find out.

Do you like walking and how do you look for new places to see?


Fiona Report 26 Mar 2011 18:06

yes many years ago when I was at school we had a pen pal club and I got a boy Pen pal from Malaysia, he lived in Kuala Lumpur his name was. Lakari Ben Ishmael
not sure if that's the right spelling? he used to call me little missie, we wrote for a couple of months then one day I heard there had been some trouble in Kuala Lumpur on the news, fighting among the people, and then I heard nothing from him again, so i don't know if he anything had happened to him or not.

Are you at the moment taking any form of exercise to keep fit ?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 26 Mar 2011 15:56

had a little go one afternoon about 3 yrs ago at a "taster session" for various
arts and crafts but that's it. My handwriting has never been very neat.
Have you ever had a pen pal?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 24 Mar 2011 13:29

I did Art and Pottery at A level, then in college, many yrs ago.
Haven't done any in the last 5 yrs.

I love good handwriting.
Have you ever done calligraphy ?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 24 Mar 2011 12:40

apart from our women's auxiliary group at church nothing else just now.
I have been in craft groups .
Have you tried your hand at painting (water colour,oils etc) ?