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#1 lucky 2

Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:47 PM


It's time for a new thread.

The link to the old one is here.


lucky 2

#2 MothershipConnection

Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:58 AM

Dude, why is the text box so oddly shaped now?

PS - GOLD! grin.gif

Been aaaages.

So whats happening girls?

Mel - are you still able to get up from the couch?

#3 eL~loco

Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:21 AM


Feeling better here, just the tail end of sniffles and coughing. Hope everyone else is okay.

Looking forward to the school hols now, and of course Easter with all the yummy chocolate!!

What's everyone up to?

#4 MothershipConnection

Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

Doing nothing here over Easter, nothing besides chillaxing hopefully.  I don't have to work Easter Sunday.  Yay!

el - Are you guys going away?

#5 lucky 2

Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Dude, why is the text box so oddly shaped now?

The EB Tech team are aware of this odd unintended change and will be fixing it ASAP.

#6 eL~loco

Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:21 AM


Two more days!

#7 A.K.A

Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Hello ladies! What is going on?

We've had our last day of kindy so officially on holidays. Not doing anything exciting during them here, been beautiful weather recently  original.gif

#8 eL~loco

Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:18 PM

Hi Nay!

#9 Delayfish

Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:22 PM


#10 Mel1609

Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

Hi all - we're off to Kyneton tomorrow for three days to stay with my sister and the rest of the family - looking forward to not moving off the sofa for three whole days !

I finally found an amazing handyman to do some of the stuff I needed doing around the house, so bear in mind if any of you ladies is loiking for someone who is actually RELIABLE !!! The bathroom reno starts in two weeks, lets hope I can keep the boys in till then, but am not holding my breath. The braxton hicks have started and they are intense ! I'm already dreaming about that epidural ...

have a great easter, all.

#11 A.K.A

Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:31 PM


#12 mumto4monkeys

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

hello girls

just checking in to say I am alive and well.

I put some size 5 boys jeans up for sale if anyone is interested - wink.gif shameless self promotion LOL!

Apart from that I am busy with work and kids etc... between karate, football/ cricket I am now doing karate myself.  If anyone wants a laugh come down and watch!

anyhoo original.gif hope everyone had safe and fun school holidays

#13 eL~loco

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:09 AM


#14 A.K.A

Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:58 AM

Edited by A.K.A, 01 May 2012 - 12:04 PM.

#15 MothershipConnection

Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:56 PM


#16 A.K.A

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:30 PM

I'd love a visit to the Micawber...

#17 eL~loco

Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:53 PM


The Micawber sounds goooooood.....

Edited by eL~loco, 01 May 2012 - 09:54 PM.

#18 MothershipConnection

Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

Mmmm comfort food, log fire, wine and good company.  Yep I'm down.  Organise it Nay.

#19 A.K.A

Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

I'm open to any time/day this month, anyone have a preference?

#20 eL~loco

Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:39 PM

So is a Friday night still okay for everyone??

I have something on the 11th but am good for any others as far as I know!

#21 lucky 2

Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hi there, had anyone else noticed this topic was closed?
I just noticed it now and I suppose it was me (otherwise who else?) but it has to be an accident, I certainly didn't intend to.
Opened again, apologies for that.


lucky 2

#22 A.K.A

Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:40 AM

I did see it was closed but I thought another would be started  biggrin.gif  Thanks!

So I'd prefer the 18th or the 25th, and I am still open to another day if need be.

#23 MothershipConnection

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:25 AM

I've been picking up extra shifts on Fri night, but seeing how they are extra ones it means I can have the night off original.gif  So yeah, I should be good for most Fri nights provided its planned original.gif

#24 MothershipConnection

Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:28 PM

So...is this dead or what?  Maybe sharing some good news will liven it up a bit in here?  Possibly?

Good news - I've been promoted at work.  YAY, a little bit more money and more responsibility and will look better on my resume.  So am happy with that.

How are the rest of ya?

*note to self, stop posting without glasses on because it makes you feel stupid to edit such a short post.

Edited by MothershipConnection, 07 May 2012 - 05:29 PM.

#25 lottiebobs

Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:32 PM


Congrats on the promotion Steph!  well done!

did someone say comfort food and wine?!  count me in!  can't do this Friday but the 18th or 25th are fine at the mo... could probably do other days too with enough notice to fit around the rest of the family's busy social calendar!

Anyone got exciting plans for mothers day?  I'm hoping to chillax!

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