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midi
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Hello All,...

Post: # 240017Post midi
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:57 pm

Hello, from midi (michael) to All. Well, I'm impressed with the younger s s ish ites who are leaving usuitable or unhappy jobs in order to follow their plans and wishes. I, at 50, have placed my notice to leave too. I drive a lot of miles in maintenance duties, of office blocks (Im a sparky) but no more! It is appalling the number of miles a modern company asks of one nowadays whilst pretending to be 'green', (over 100 miles to do 10 minute maintenance jobs) 'Not like my Dads day,in the 70's when work was fairly local. Well..'They' were rather rude to me when I complained, and now...I'm outta there in just over a week. Remember that old song ,..You can take this job and shove it? ..from about '74.
Lucky me! ..I have a lovely Wife who makes homemade cakes/ quiche/jams/chutney/pies..the whole shubungle really and where she works part time she gets given plenty of home grown veg and fruit occasionally,which is good because we live in a tiny dwelling (love it..mobile home) therefore our own growing efforts are all in pots around two small gardens. Runner beans growing in buckets..that sort of thing.
'Got myself a bike and a bike trailer just lately; I sold a trailer 8 years ago and thought it was getting too dangerous for cycling but ,needs must' for now because the work van soon goes back to the slavers. I had private use of that van..not free use, the taxman misses nothing.
I homebrew beer as well, but only a novice in winemaking ; I've been told its ok..She's getting hooked on strawberry wine! Ahh, the things we do to keep 'em sweet. Cheers Midi

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RuthG
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Post: # 240019Post RuthG
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:00 pm

Hi and welcome to -ish

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Carltonian Man
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Location: Nottingham

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Post: # 240034Post Carltonian Man
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:04 am

Hello and welcome from a fellow job-jumper (I leapt from the treadmill two years ago aged 48 and so far haven't looked back), hope it all goes well for you.

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Milims
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Post: # 240041Post Milims
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:27 am

Hi there and welcome :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
Edward Monkton


Member of the Ish Weight Loss Club since 10/1/11 Started at 12st 8 and have lost 8lb so far!

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Green Aura
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Post: # 240049Post Green Aura
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:50 am

Hi midi, welcome to Ish :wave:

Shame you're so far away - we're desperately in need of a sparky!!! :lol:
Maggie

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. Marge Piercy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin

indy
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Post: # 240056Post indy
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:31 am

Hi and welcome to ish :sunny:
Sing like nobody's listening, live like there's no tomorrow, dance like nobody's watching and love like you've never been hurt.

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Millymollymandy
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Location: Brittany, France

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Post: # 240058Post Millymollymandy
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:41 am

Hi and welcome! :wave:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
http://chateaumoorhen.blogspot.com/

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spider8
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Location: Orkney, Scotland.

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Post: # 240090Post spider8
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:49 pm

Hi and welcome from Orkney :wave: It's my 50th birthday today :iconbiggrin:
Life's a bitch and then you diet.

midi
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Post: # 240097Post midi
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:41 pm

Thanks people, Happy B Day Spider8 'bet you're very self suff' up on those islands. Me and my wife are on a li'l island down here too.
G A; you're so far away...and I've so much left over cable etc, I'll be doing a spot of electrical work nearer home, Icant
retire alas!
Ruth, Carl' Mil' Indy,..Milly....Cheers. M

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MuddyWitch
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Post: # 240190Post MuddyWitch
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:11 pm

Welcome to ISH :flower:

MW
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southeast-isher
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Post: # 240242Post southeast-isher
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:12 am

Welcome along! And happy pipe smoking. :-)

midi
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Post: # 240254Post midi
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:25 pm

Thanks S i and M w , We have both only used a laptop computer for 1 year so thanks for the link, S i , M.

becks77
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Post: # 240306Post becks77
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:52 am

:wave: Hellooooooooo
"no-one can make you feel inferior without your permission"

midi
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Post: # 240332Post midi
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:47 pm

Hi, Becks.....M

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