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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby DrummerLady » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:09 pm

It's looking like Wadfest will be cancelled. I am really sad.

I have spent a lot of time preparing the murder mystery. Last week, I got the written materials prepared and bought all my costume items.

I don't blame Waddy. By the sound of it, he's had a lot of problems with the site but I'm feeling really fed up.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Sandra » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:43 pm

There are too few tickets sold in order to have any chance to cover the costs (and to compound that problem the site has increased costs dramatically this year).

He's not happy at having to even think about not holding Wadfest...
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phazedout » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:39 pm

I'd go if I could but there's just not enough time off allowed in my new job, sorry.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby DrummerLady » Thu Aug 04, 2016 01:19 pm

Fortunately, my glumness was premature as Wadfest is back on! I have my alien costume all ready for Saturday. I've got something planned for Friday night. Nothing special but I like to join in.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phalarope » Thu Aug 04, 2016 03:31 pm

DrummerLady wrote:Fortunately, my glumness was premature as Wadfest is back on! I have my alien costume all ready for Saturday. I've got something planned for Friday night. Nothing special but I like to join in.

YAY! Wish I could manage to be over there for a Wadfest. Have extra fun for me, please.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Sandra » Thu Aug 04, 2016 08:51 pm

Good - an almost impossible to find knitting pattern of Peter Rabbit arrived (very expensive, not been available since 1998!)

Bad - the yarn has also been discontinued. While I hate to, I think I will have to buy sight-unseen yarn from online to try and match the colours needed based on the online photographs.... IF I can find an acrylic yarn range with that number of browns!

(Amazing how much effort I will go to for my 'ickle brothers fiance's bump when both of them are so much more enthusiastic about hand-made stuff)

((Adrian has even approached the pattern designer on the off-chance he has any suggestions))

I do hope I get to spend time with bump when it becomes a separate person - my nephew and niece (other brother) could hardly identify me in a crowd!
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Aug 28, 2016 08:56 pm

Oh dear, some people have been enforcing their Views on The Dark Morris . . .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-37172500
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby steeljam » Sun Aug 28, 2016 09:33 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:Oh dear, some people have been enforcing their Views on The Dark Morris . . .
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-37172500
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby chrisboote » Wed Aug 31, 2016 04:58 am

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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Kelshandra » Wed Aug 31, 2016 08:47 am

I saw... I just passed one of those adult milestones that still sneak up when you are not looking. I just got a bank to agree to loan me money to buy a house :shock: Now on to stage 2 of however many it takes- to find a house!

I suppose spending it all on LBE would loose me a lot of grown up points, right?
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Alan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 08:05 pm

Kelshandra wrote:I saw... I just passed one of those adult milestones that still sneak up when you are not looking. I just got a bank to agree to loan me money to buy a house :shock: Now on to stage 2 of however many it takes- to find a house!

I suppose spending it all on LBE would loose me a lot of grown up points, right?

You'd lose probably all of your grown up points,but what a haul of stamps! :D
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Stew d'Apples » Fri Sep 02, 2016 04:48 am

Kelshandra wrote:I saw... I just passed one of those adult milestones that still sneak up when you are not looking. I just got a bank to agree to loan me money to buy a house :shock: Now on to stage 2 of however many it takes- to find a house!

I suppose spending it all on LBE would loose me a lot of grown up points, right?



That wouldn't make me glum. I'm hoping my building society will agree to the same in a couple of months. It'll make me feel very happy if they do.
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phazedout » Fri Sep 02, 2016 07:01 am

Ikinda cheated, being hit repeatedly by motor vehicles meant I was able to buy a house at 26...
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Sep 02, 2016 09:05 am

phazedout wrote:Ikinda cheated, being hit repeatedly by motor vehicles meant I was able to buy a house at 26...
:shock: I had no idea you'd been in an accident, Alan - so sorry to hear about this. If it's not too intrusive a question, what happened?
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Re: What made you glum today?

Postby phazedout » Sat Sep 03, 2016 08:53 pm

I've pm'd you with details Grace
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