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Unread 18 Feb 11, 10:40 AM  
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AWESOME! Well done Liz! x
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Thanks Kel, it's Disney from Port Canaveral so only 1hour or so away from Orlando. Fly drives will be booked as soon as I have a siggy on my holiday form at work (my manager needs to auth it as it's 3 weeks and 3 days I need off!) and then accommodation will be after 1st April as that's when DDP is being announced
We go to Costa Maya, Grand Cayman, & Cozumel, very exotic!
VERY exciting Miss NJ! I've seen the boats at Canaveral when we've gone past to Kennedy in the past, they are mahooosive! Puts them condor ones from Poole in their shadow. I've never been on a cruise though, so take lots of piccies and footage won't you?! You know how I love my films! You'll be going to Casaway then won't you? lush.
So, let me get this straight...you are flying to Orlando just after the wedding, staying in Old Key West for 2 weeks with DDP, then travelling over to Canaveral for the cruise, thats for is it 3 nights? Then you may transfer to the Dream (I'm assuming this is the new Disney ship is it?) where will you transfer? And that for 5 nights? If you don't transfer to the Dream, is the plan to go back to Orlando instead and stay there for 5 nights until you come home? God, I hope you have a big credit card with a lot of space for this holiday, its gonna cost a small fortune as I know you are wanting to do all the tours/shoes and DC too. Not that it won't be worth it though! Is Matt having to lie down in a darkened room after this booking?!
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Unread 18 Feb 11, 01:22 PM  
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Hellooo! Am on lunch. Lots to catch up on!

Kel - not too sad about the miscarriages, although not nice as hormones were all over the place. Not knowing that I was pregnant and not having planned it meant that I wasn't hoping and wanting a child. They weren't great at the hospital though, where my Doctor had sent me, because they didn't believe that I could be pregnant. The female doctor said 'in all my years of doing this I've never heard of the Mirena Coil failing' although she did apologise after she'd checked my hormone levels and found that I was. Think hospitals can be a bit crap/insensitive with those things.
When I mentioned that you and Alex had done the table name thing, he seemed more open to the idea!
I've seen those cheese cake things! They look fab and a lot of our family would love it, but I hate cheese, unless it's cooked on things. They are impressive though. Haven't ordered yet, as not sure when to - it's going to be an M&S or Waitrose one, but probably M&S. Got most bits and pieces done and the rest should be done this weekend.
The only thing I've been seriously stressing about, and didn't realise how much until going back onto this diet, is my weight. I feel like a weight (scuse the pun) has been lifted off me because I was panicking. Now I feel I can enjoy the run up the wedding without that being in the back of my mind.
What are you doing for Alex's birthday, anything in particular or just a relaxing chill off work?
How's you day today, working from home, do you find you get as much done? I find my cats so distracting and am always wandering off to find them. Or they come in talking when I'm on the phone to a client!

Kim - Hate it when that happens! Your tables sound lovely. Mickey confetti would set it all off nicely

Nat - how exciting! You sounds positively buzzing. It all looks amazing.

Rach - how lovely that he's crawling. He'll get into mischief now though! Interesting that your cousin got pregnant. They're probably not half as effective as we're led to believe. Well done on the 3lbs.

Well our oil ran out this morning. So wasn't expecting that, so home now waiting for delivery to hurry up. This weekend we are at Dan's Mums for dinner. Not sure what I'll be eating, but will probably have a shake beforehand to fill myself up a bit. They'll all have dessert but I won't bother. There's usually loads of sausage meat and bacon, so I can just low carb it. Wondering what to wear as am at the funny stage where I'm in between things. Tempting to buy something else, but won't bother. Last time I did the diet I shopped in the local charity shops as it was coming off so quickly it didn't seem worth spending much money on things.

Have seen a few things in Tesco though and they're doing 500 points for spending 30 on clothes online. I use those points for BA miles. We have almost 100,000 miles and because we use the BA Amex card we'll get a companion flight with it, so can go Club World again next year for the price of taxes. So glad I found all this out about miles. I can be a pauper but fly like a queen

Does anyone here watch Brothers and Sisters? It makes me cry every single episode and I'm not sure if I'm just a complete wuss.
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Hi Liz,

Its scary hearing all these stories where protection fails isnt it? You hear it every now and then on the news but then you find out that its a lot more common than you think with stories like on here. Im glad you arent too upset about the miscarriages and I understand why, aside from your hormones raging messing with your emotions. Now obviously as we are planning we should know from the first day really and so the attachment will start there if that makes sense? Im assuming of course you are coming round to the idea lol! Have you ever watched Guilliana and Bill? Their struggles were sad to watch but they were ever so philosophical about it, was inspiring.

Im not so bad at home working, as I find I get a lot more done. Some days more than others depending if Im distracted, I think I daydream easily. Lol. At work I find Im always distracted by phone, email and colleagues. The woman I sit opposite could seriously win an award for how much she talks and how many questions she asks so its nice to have the peace and quiet at home. My office is very chatty and we laugh a lot which is great but very distracting. The cats can be distracting, but they tend to all be in whatever room Im in and sit around me, at the moment, one is on my lap and Im typing round her, two are on the sofa next to me and one has just dropped a toy mouse at my side to throw for her, this will go on for ages now, shell fetch the mouse and Ill throw it and so on, so they arent too distracting aside from breaking off to throw the mouse but she will get tired soon. Alex can be distracting though! Normally hes quite good and sits in the kitchen to do his work but when he wants a break or gets a little bored he comes and bothers me and I have to tell him to scram. I do sign onto the Dibb though and keep the forum spy running so I can have a little Disney fix alongside my work. Ive done quite a lot today, I just write guidance at home as its easier. My management encourage home working so I tend to do every Friday but I have done it other days too.

Oh Alexs 30th is causing me a right headache cause hes said he doesnt want any fuss and he wants no pressies. Ive pushed him and pushed him and hes adamant all he want to do is be at home and spend time with me the cats and my parents (his live 250 miles away, sadly, but they will call) . Believe it or not he wants to build our fitted wardrobes and thats it, hes actually rather excited about doing that! He said I can get him a card and cook his favourite meals on his bday but aside from that hes not wanting to do anything. So my plan is to get him a cool card online from Moonpig or Funky pigeon, and then cook brownies for him (best type of cake as Im not fussed for them!) and then do all his favourite stuff for the rest of the day, so a cooked breakfast, sarnies for lunch and then for tea beef wellington or steak or similar. Ill also give him some vouchers for stuff like Ill do the cats litter or wash the car or give him a back rub or let him watch wrestling for a whole day or do the hovering, you know stuff like that that he normally does. Ill also promise not to nag at all! Its all a bit crap really as I like presents, cakes and meals out for birthdays but he doesnt and I guess I have to respect that. Hes asked all our relatives for dollars! My mum and dad are coming over on his birthday and I might do us a mini buffet for lunch with his beloved sarnies and then in the afternoon my dad and Alex are putting the wardrobe up and hopefully that will mean I can get these old Orlando pics scanned in. He might be able to control my spending but he cant with my mum and dad and they always spoil him rotten so he will get some pressies on his birthday. I did think about getting him like 1 or 2 Disney dollars to go in his card but they are well pricey on ebay! Our 3 best friends are coming up to stay for a few days in April so he says hed rather wait and just go out with them so Ill hold him to that! We might do Alton Towers or something then.

Nightmare about the oil! Do you live in quite a remote area?

I dont want to buy any new clothes either so Ive taken to wearing the same jeans practically all the time, people are going to think I have no clothes! Truth is that Im about a size 13 at the moment so 14s are baggy and 12s are still too small so Im wearing my comfy 14s all the time. I think I might need to cut down on the peanuts to shift the fat now as Im going OTT on them. Last night I had so many I felt sick and had a bad tummy this morning. Im missing my soya crisps thats the problem. I feel ever so lazy today you know, Im worried I wont exercise please motivate me!

No, I dont watch brothers and sister probably a good job from what youve said as I cry at everything! I tend not to watch anything that makes me sad, I dont even watch or read any news, how bad is that?! Im a total victim of ignorance is bliss.

I dont really understand airmiles to be honest, but it sounds like they are well working for you! Im in the virgin frequent flyer club so I really should start to understand then somehow.

Right I better go I feel my omelette is a-calling. Have a good day at work Liz.
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Hey Kel, aww your cats sounds adorable. Mine are normally here, but two have taken to sleeping together in the dog's bed in the utility for some reason. The other one sleeps for about 23.5 hours a day on the sofa.
I know what you mean about the miscarriages and think that's exactly it. You're not invested from day one, although I found it made me quite broody afterwards, thinking 'what ifs'

I love presents, meals out etc, but it is hard when you're dieting and also so expensive. I usually make Dan a meal - he loves Beef Wellington and his sarnies too! I also don't like brownies lol. I am fine making things if I'm not keen. Whenever I'm doing this diet, Dan will buy things that I don't like bless him. Like the idea of 'vouchers' as well - a lot more thoughtful than most presents.

Alton Towers I love! Not as good as Disney, but probably the best UK based place. I went not too long ago and took everyone from work and they'd not been on things like roller coasters before. It was hilarious. Do you like the big rides?

I'm still in my size 16 jeans and cannot wait to drop a size.
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Gosh I'm so hungry today, I don't know whats wrong with me1 Totally craving chocolate but haven't got any in so thats a good thing. Although Alex has just said to me ''any idea what I could make with flour, butter, icing sugar, sugar vanilla extract and water?'' good god, no idea what he's up to! Luckily I've eaten all the eggs at lunch so a cake is out!

Aww bless them for sleeping together in the dogs bed - cats are so funny aren't they, such unusal little characters!

It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that you and Dan have simiar tastes to us! and I so know what you mean about having to stay away from things you like and its not so bad baking things you don't like, luckily I didn't like dried fruit so Alex tends to get snacks like bars and things with raisins in when I'm low carbing. Although I have been known in the past to pull all the currents out of a scone or out of a fruit and nut bar.

HAHA thats so funny to see your team on rides! I love the big rides! I always have ever since being little! My parents do too, especially my mum - she went on Kracken before I dared! They scare the hell out of me but that just makes me want to do them more. It was so funny cause when I first met Alex he was terrified of rollercoasters, I took him to Blackpool once and we went on the Big One and he actually made them stop the ride just out of the station and pull it back so he could get off! He was shaking like a leaf! In fact the first time we went to Orlando he still had a massive fear of rollercoasters and refused to do anything big - that was the year I was ill so time was short anyway and so it didn't bother me too much. I do remember going on Doctor Dooms fearfall on my own though and space mountian. Shortly after that trip I took him to Alton for the first time and we walked up to Nemesis and I was like ''shall we?'' he was shaking, proper shaking, but he wanted to go on it so one we went. Afterwards he was as white as a sheet but admited it wasn't too bad. As the day went on we did Nemsis a few more times, each time he relaxed a bit more and then we progressed to the mine train (lol) and then to Air and finally to Oblivion, then came Rita and he LOVED it. By the end of the day he'd gone from shaking and nearly passing out to holding his hands in the air and screaming and laughing - what a transformation! I was so pleased but to be honest I created monster - he's now ride crazy! The bigger, the faster, the higher, the wilder, he wants on it, nothing at all stops him, he even laughs at me now when I'm scared! He also loves seeing the ''newbies'' as he calls them, so if we are in queue for like Tower of Terror or similar he'll laugh at them and try and get on the same ride as them just to watch their faces - quite ironically twisted really! I have my limits, anything that 'hangs' you upside down is not for me, so submission at Alton is a no no, Alex loves it, but I don't like feeling like the only thing holding me in are the bars, but generally any roller coaster is fine with me. Have you been on Sheikra? Thats his favorite, scared the life out of me! Do you like them too? I think my favorite ride has to be Tower of Terror, and rollercoaster wise - Everest i'd say or rock n rollercoaster.
We try to go to Alton every year as my friends come up from Dorset and we go then. Last year we went in April and Oct, the April one was a wash out as it rained and was full of groups of people with the sun pass thing - sorry to say most of them were not the kind of people I like to be sandwiched in a queue with.
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Grr, this said no new posts! Dibb plays up for me sometimes.

That is so cool about Alex loving rides now - what a difference! Bet you're pleased. i'm much the same as you, for a change lol. I won't go on submission and that sort of thing, but will do any coaster. My Mum hates them, but my Dad has been taking me on them since I was tiny. I remember riding the biggest coaster in Europe for a travelling fair in Dusseldorf when I was 7. I was the only kid on it and I remember asking my Dad 'why that man looks green' when he came off!

I love Sheikra, but I am genuinely petrified of heights (won't even go up a ladder), so that was very scary for me. I always shut my eyes until I get to the top because of it, then open them just as we're dropping. I remember crying when we did a team building exercise in one job that involved climbing up a pillar and jumping onto a bar thing. I got 4 steps up the pillar and couldn't move, so people find it odd I can go on rides.

You're brave doing Dr Dooms. I did it once with my Dad and ex and it's the only ride I've ever really wanted to stop before it started. Was too late though. I hated every minute of it! I love Nemesis - it's one of my favourite rides. I'm a bit of a coaster geek and like to know whose making new rides. Would love to join the roller coaster club of GB, but it's not Dan's kind of thing. He'd hate going on holiday with a load of people we don't know. I prefer being alone, but the thought of someone else planning a massive coaster trip is quite exciting.
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hey girls! loving the ride chat! i hated rides up until about six years ago! the first time i went to orlando i wouldn't even do space mountain! but that was because we had been to paris so were under the impression it went upside down. i was standing in the queue for rockin and saw it blast off and chickened out.

it's funy what you say about alex kel cause alton towers is what changed me too! now i'm a ride-aholic!

liz! i do am scared of heights but its a weird one! when i am up high i'm fine, but when i looked up then thats when it freaks me out! maybe the idea that there are no buildings above me and it's scary! also when i know i can't fall out i'm ok! like i was pertrified of the empire state building, hated being outside, but then at the calgary tower i lay down on the glass floor and everything, so much fun! cause i could't fall out!

for me, the worst part of any rollercoaster is the climb, scares me so much! hehe!

done jillian today and walked the dog, shall do bike later after burgers and salad for dinner, fingers crossed i can bring this back this week!
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