I think you can all take an educated guess (or a stab in the dark) and I'll reveal the correct answer in due course..........
Off to start arranging a wee trip now..........my best friend now works for Emirates Airlines and gets loads of amazing freebies (yep, she can bring a friend) and stupendous discounts on flights to the Far East Whooo
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 07áNovemberá2005 at 6:14pm - IP Logged
SCRIPT>Right first time... ....Are you also counting the Greek themes nights away week ends as well....If so 10.....lol.....chris
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 07áNovemberá2005 at 6:20pm - IP Logged
Seems like ages ago......and unfortunately a fair few stone
As for the hair.......Other than when I was a little girl, I've pretty much always had short hair. I'm a bit of a tomboy (wanted to wear jeans at the wedding!) and thought I'd better make a bit of an effort for the day, and grew my hair so that at least David knew he was marrying a girl
We had a pretty small wedding up in the north of Scotland and it was soooo cold that day
Message posted by glasgirl1 on 07áNovemberá2005 at 7:56pm - IP Logged
Don't suppose i could try bribery with the offer of some freshly cooked moussaka, or sifado in return for the answers
And i can only echo the previous comments, you were a beautiful bride (can't believe the colour of you!!!!).... The one thing you can rely on in Scotland is usually a cold day, but you both looked like you weren't letting that spoil a thing
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 07áNovemberá2005 at 8:05pm - IP Logged
Trace, I agree with Seabubbles, you were a beautiful bride....your hair is gorgeous long, but I know it can be a pain to keep long, especially if like mine it is thick and curly but you like it to look thin and sleek! It's a constant battle!
Message posted by Alison W-L on 08áNovemberá2005 at 9:37pm - IP Logged
Might as well join in! The wedding picture is lovely, I also like your hair like that. I think quite a while ago you had a sepia type picture as your avatar with the same hair and I thought it looked nice at the time!
See you on Saturday
Message posted by andy the fish on 08áNovemberá2005 at 10:03pm - IP Logged
Would you please write to President Bush and tell him it's not fair that we working Americans get NO mandated vacation per year? Then tell him about YOUR vacation time each year. Would love to see the answer!
Well, at least SOMEONE's living the way one SHOULD live! Bravo, Trace!
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 20áNovemberá2005 at 9:41am - IP Logged
Trace, we are poor relations to you....having three (or more usually) four holidays each year. I am fortunate that i work for the Civil service, and have done for donkeys years, so have a generous leave allowance. Paul however only gets four weeks....but his company 'shuts down' over christmas whch is why we always go away on Boxing day for week....it's a freebie leave wise for Paul, and doesnt deplete my allowance too much with the bank holidays/priveledge days (Sorry Portia!!!). But as we both lead such busy lives....my holidays get me thru the winter months...planning, researching....etc etc...it's basically the reason we both work...a decent house and just as important fabulous holidays! Although to us, to be fabulous a holiday doesnt have to be expensive....just time away as a family is what we look for...
Message posted by Portia on 20áNovemberá2005 at 8:27pm - IP Logged
You wrote: "my holidays get me thru the winter months...planning, researching....etc etc...it's basically the reason we both work...a decent house and just as important fabulous holidays!"
Don't ever come to the U.S., where there are NO mandated holidays of any sort whatsoever! We over here have to work just to have food and shelter, and never mind the "holidays," which we don't get. Even the so-called "federal holidays" are not mandated as paid workers' holidays in the U.S. Thus, if the boss wants to force you to work on Christmas Day, well, you just have to! Or New Year's Day! And if you object, you're fired. Your hubby "only" gets 4 weeks' paid holiday per year? My dear, right now, get down on your hands and knees and thank the Creator for what you have and that you do not live in the U.S. where such holidays do not exist! Because, as you say in your posting, "[the holidays are] basically the reason we both work." In the U.S., the reason would be degraded to, We have to eat! And that's the way the employers like it! There IS no light at the end of the tunnel, or carrot at the end of the stick!
Message posted by Trace (Profile Location Assistant) on 20áNovemberá2005 at 8:33pm - IP Logged
Portia Hi...I have read many of your posts and was astounded at what you told us...which is why I included an apology in my latest post! I have realatives who live in America (San Diego) and they really do rave on and on about how much better the lifestyle is over there compared to England. I am lucky enough to have stayed over there with them...and have to agree it was pretty fab! However, and I think that this is where the difference came in...they first went over there to work for a British company (something to do with lottery/pools not too sure) so maybe that's why they dont have the same conditions as you? You have truly enlightened me, and I really feel priveledged now to get the amount of leave I get....I hope you dont think i was rubbing salt in the wounds coz I truly wasn't portia
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