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Anne Report 10 Oct 2010 18:07

No, as I don't like heights. One of my friends has Multiple Myloma and is in remission after a bone marrow transplant. She recently did a tandem parachute jump to raise money in support of the Myloma group, as she wasn't fit enough to do anything else and raised well over a thousand pounds.She is a very brave lady.

Have you ever raised money like this for your favourite charity ?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 10 Oct 2010 17:38

Only on a smart jacket..I only have one gold broach , a butterfly that one of my staff ( a good friend ) bought me when I finished work.
I do wear cosmetic broaches, my mums the letter L ( looks a bit like an S ), a Sparkly S my mil bought me, and pin sticks for cancer on my lapel.
I always wear small gold earnings ( pierced ears ) and a solid gold bracelet.
Rings.. only my wedding and engagement ring on left hand, and one gold ring on my ring finger right hand.. Welsh Clogau at the mo :)

Would you ever do a bungy jump ?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 10 Oct 2010 16:48

I wear cosmetic because it is easy to find a necklace to match whatever clothes I am wearing.Only my wedding and eternity rings are real,plus a locket I got for my 40th birthday.I never wear earrings,rarely wear bracelets.
Do you ever wear a brooch?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 4 Oct 2010 15:54

If I had straight hair and could spike it, yes.
Lol, Lizzie you are brave to go orange, wouldn't suit my skin tone !

But mine is curly or frizzy depending on the length, which is usually above shoulder level, but my hair grows out rather than down.

Just had it cut so have gone from looking like a dandelion clock, to a Curly Shirley , which is manageable , I like it, low maintenance and am dark blonde, my natural colour way back in the depths of time was golden brown.

Do you use cosmetic jewellery accessories, or do you like the real thing ..or a mix.?


DizzieLizzie Report 4 Oct 2010 10:44

Until just about 3 years ago I had never coloured my hair. When I was younger I was lucky to have a fairly warm brunette hair colour. Having gone grey it gradually settled into silver.

However I got an orange mini convertible and since my daughter had been unsuccesfully trying to get me to colour my hair to make me look younger again she eventually went what she exppected to be one step too far and told me to get my hair to match my car so when the hood's down I have the same colour "soft top". She went on about this until I gave in and I thought I'd do it for one summer and go back to natural silver. My hairdresser was actually more worried about it than I was because I'd always refused his previous suggestions too. But I loved it, had brilliant reviews, and here I am still orange but always with a little bit of something else in it. At the moment I have a purple fringe. And I don't see me going back to silver until my son or daughter tell me I look ridiculous.

My daughter's hair colour had not been natural since she started high school. But she has just come back from 6 months travelling around the world where she has not had the opportunity to keep touching up her hair so we were interested to see her natural colour when she arrived back last week. Hasn't lasted long she's gone dark this time.

Would you ever go a crazy colour?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 3 Oct 2010 22:46

Betamax recorders/ players, never had one ourselves !

I've just coloured my hair, and am quite a bit lighter than my original colour as I have a cutting of it from my 20's.

Do you colour yours or do you go 'au naturelle ' and do you remember your original colour.?


DizzieLizzie Report 3 Oct 2010 09:00

Yes my brother had one of those. He also had a Dansette record player with a multichange arm so he could load 8 singles at a time. He used little discs between them to stop them scratching each other or slipping on each other. He used to lug these machines down to our large kitchen when his friends were coming round or even to their houses from time to time.

As we have a considerable age difference I was a hip and happenin' chick and had a cassette player/recorder which was considerably smaller and much more portable. It was a must have at the time, but somehow never achieved the same classic appeal. I still preferred my vinyl (and truth be known still do).

What innovations can you remember that didin't stand the test of time?

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Report 2 Oct 2010 18:47

yes quite often.As you say it is good for finding old songs that bring back memories.I often use it to put links onto facebook too.
can you remember the old reel to reel tape recorders?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 2 Oct 2010 15:06

Ooh yes,
But I guess he's getting on a bit must look him up on You tube !

You tube is great for looking up older records , Do you use it at all?


Haribo Report 1 Oct 2010 21:58

A bit of both really. I dont get to spend as much time alone as I'd like to, when I do, I really appreciate it.

Do you Like the music of James Taylor?

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 1 Oct 2010 21:34

A bit like you really Dizzie Lizzie,
tho its' not a strong contrast really

I've finished work, not pensionable age, and love the house to myself.
But I then go stir crazy and have to go out and meet peeps for a chat or phone friends or family.

Do you prefer solitude or company ?


DizzieLizzie Report 20 Sep 2010 22:43

Truth be known money no object - I'd ship as many friends and relatives as I could here and spare no expense on a massive celebration.

We tried a restaurant one year - it was lovely food and very welcoming but it wasn't right for us somehow. And we went away to a cottage the year OH's Mum died because the kids said they might do something like go away for Christmas as home would seem wierd with no grandparents. If they did that we'd have been on our tods completely and we didn't fancy that so we said we'd make it special in a different way. We stayed in a converted chapel which made it seem very seasonal and we transported the whole of Christmas with us tree and decorations and all. It was good but I still prefer home at that time of year.

Now we've moved house and started to take in boyfriend's parents and sundry friends of the kids, plus a few of our friends, along with the Boxing Day open invite to the street (it's OK there are only 9 houses in our road (and one of those is Jehovah Witness) we're working back to having the place at capacity again.

I'm an odd mixture of loving the peace and quiet of our new country home, but really like sharing it with people too and having it made the most of.

Do you have any particular strongly contrasting aspects in your personality?


LancsLass Report 18 Sep 2010 22:50

Ive never been away for Xmas- too many family members to think about- Id really miss their faces- and I have a grand-daughter this year too- its her 2nd Xmas but she was only 5 days old last year!

I you went away for Xmas where would you go (money no object) ?


Haribo Report 18 Sep 2010 22:46

I refust to be drawn into the Xmas hype before Dec. I start buying then. My Hubby and I are share the same December birthday, so we celebrate this just before xmas.

Do you ever go away for Xmas?


LancsLass Report 18 Sep 2010 22:37

Im trying to avoid the Xmas season at all costs- I have too many birthdays to think about first, then come 1st dec I can open my eyes and enjoy Christmas!

When do you buy your presents?


Haribo Report 18 Sep 2010 22:30

I dislike all fairground rides, if I had to choose, then it would have to be the Bumper Cars, I dont like Ferris Wheels, London Eye, is not at all like being on a Ferris Wheel.

Have you seen Xmas Pudds on Sale at your Supermarket yet?...I have!


LancsLass Report 18 Sep 2010 22:22

I havent been on the London Eye, but yes I would like too- although I dont like Ferris wheels, but my daughter tells me it isnt the same ( she went on a school trip).

What is your favourite fairground ride?


Haribo Report 18 Sep 2010 22:20

It has to be my City, London. They say that if you get tired if London then you are tired of living! I agree.

Heve you been on or would you like to go on the London Eye?


LancsLass Report 18 Sep 2010 22:15

We have open moorland behind my house and a nature reserve 5 mins walk away- I dont think we could ask for anything better than that- man-made just cant compete with nature!!

What is your favourite city in the UK that you have visited?


Anne Report 18 Sep 2010 17:03

We are very fortunate where we live as there are cinemas, bowling alley, ice skating, ski slope, sports centre,Coral Reef,Go Ape,theatre & arts centre plus lots of open spaces, we are 5 mins walk away from the Swinley Forest. What we don't have is our own hospital the nearest being at Ascot so that would be the 1st choice, the 2nd being a decent town centre which we have been promised for years but as the one we have now is.three miles away, I wouldn't want it any nearer.

What feature were you live do you appreciate the most ?