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    Re: International Army February 2020

    I agree bout Philippa Gregory -- no bite to her more recent books --- BUT --- try Tidelands -- I loved it - one of her more recent ones and a followyupper is due out this year as well -- give it a go!

    haha - yeah - the odd time I'd forget something was recorded I was WELL confused bout the ads alright haha!

    Problem with my job is that it ticks so many boxes -- my total commute for the day - there AND back is less than 10 minutes - it's literally down the road.... and I love the product (books) and I love the customers -- really enjoy working with the public... I sort of feel it'd be hard to beat -- I used to just LOVE it - but the love has waned with these clowns... and the fact that no one rewards hard work just big talk …. full of shite … if I could just put my head down and ignore them --- BUT IT'S HARD!!!!!
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    Here's a thought, Molly, can you go part-time where you are?
    Mind you its hard being part-time.......... first thing springs to mind is you're left out of the gossip and people presume you know things.

    I'll give those books ago but I've got a Ken Follet as well on the go. I keep forgetting which century I'm in.
    It could be worse, I could be filing.
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    haha --- re. the books!! and the centuries!

    No - I wouldn't like part-time -- I see how left out the part-timers I work with are - and management sometimes treat them as if they are a nuisance - 'oh so-and-so doesn't work on Tuesdays so we have to get relief staff' with a big sigh sort of thing -- don't want to be sighed at !!! Besides all that - can't really afford to anyway - We lost all Joe's retirement money in the crash so we've little back up - so yeah - loads of reasons why not...

    Speaking of which - must get my ass in gear and head into work - a good old transfer list could sort out a lot of my problems!!! laters xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire
    Bridgeeeeeeeee, I hate the banner
    I agree @JackieClaire! No wait, I don't hate the banner, but I find the color very annoying! I'm definitely not going to be starting any threads lol.
    Quitting and staying quit isnít easy, itís learning a whole new way of thinking. Itís accepting a new way of life, and not just accepting it, embracing it...
    Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Just get through today. Tomorrow will look after itself when it becomes today, because today is all we have to think about.
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    Re: International Army February 2020

    If I like the taste of anything (ice-cream, chocolate etc.) I eat/drink nice and quickly yum yum sort of way - I couldn't sit with the bar of chocolate in front of me and do the equivalent of 'sipping' it all night... do you know what I'm saying? Is it that they want to be like everyone else? It couldn't be that they get a buzz -- could they? One drink over 2 hours or whatever?? I just really mean the 'why?'

    I don't even get the 'why' of a glass of orange tbh!
    me too Molls .... FFS !
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    Re: International Army February 2020

    Good afternoon __Just read The Salt Path-- Brilliant book.

    Mr A doing Ok although the hospital parking and surrounding area is horrific as some of the quarantine people are being discharged, so the palace is full of press and media.

    I could never control my drinking as one drink was never enough and unhappily it was daily habit. I drank fast and furiously!

    Hope all the new jobs are going OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by byebyebridgetjones View Post
    Really interesting that you didn't like the character in Blood Orange, NS. Can I ask why? Because I didn't either. You know how you sometimes feel as if you are 'supposed' to be on their side but you aren't?
    It wasn't her drinking that bugged me the most (although I obviously didn't like it). I think it was her slavish devotion to her professional life at the expense of her family and her allowing Patrick to treat her as he did. Her addiction contributed to this but didn't seem to be the whole thing. I felt sorry for her, but I didn't like her. (These aren't spoilers --- this is how the book starts!). I usually have trouble with books or shows where there are NO likable, sympathetic (even if seriously flawed) characters. I need to care about someone! Nonetheless, I did end up liking this book because of the riveting plot turns.

    Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire View Post
    Its not so much about how much, or when............. its the obsession. How many of us have sat watching someone with nursing one drink all night and wondered what was wrong with them...........not what is wrong with us???
    I agree completely, JC. When I first joined MWO, my addict brain was trying to get me not to quit because I consumed less than many people posting here. Luckily I was able to realize that the facts that I thought about it all the time and was willing to sacrifice just about anything to get a fix every evening were the real issues. It had taken over my life and I was miserable.
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    Re: International Army February 2020

    @abcowboy...............its what I would call mustard.

    Molly's going to go ballistic when she gets in from work .............we've got the @@@@@@ back and working.

    @brit..........bet you're both glad that's over............

    @NoSugar........I might have to give this book go.

    Tomorrow's Valentine Day..........a day we don't celebrate but evilly I like going up to the local supermarket around 6 pm and watch men frantically buying red roses & cards as they've forgotten all about it.
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    Re: International Army February 2020

    Well a POX on the whole shagging @@@@@@@@ lot of you - they have the same affect on me as shagging RUTH!!!
    NO -- nothing's as bad as Ruth so -- GOOD EVENING ALL!! my Blood Orange is due tomorrow so will get it on Sat when I go in.

    Must read back -- got back as far as Jackie and her @@@@@@@'s and typed
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    Re: International Army February 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by mollyka View Post
    Well a POX on the whole shagging @@@@@@@@ lot of you - they have the same affect on me as shagging RUTH!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by NoSugar View Post
    It wasn't her drinking that bugged me the most (although I obviously didn't like it). I think it was her slavish devotion to her professional life at the expense of her family and her allowing Patrick to treat her as he did. Her addiction contributed to this but didn't seem to be the whole thing. I felt sorry for her, but I didn't like her. (These aren't spoilers --- this is how the book starts!). I usually have trouble with books or shows where there are NO likable, sympathetic (even if seriously flawed) characters. I need to care about someone! Nonetheless, I did end up liking this book because of the riveting plot turns.
    There was the woman on trial for murder, I cared for her! I was wondering if the author was anti men, none of the male characters were likable at all. I did enjoy it, but it didnt turn out the way I expected when I posted it up here!
    I didnt completely dislike the protagonist, she has some redeeming characteristics, but she was very self absorbed.

    Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire View Post
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    I'm wary about comparisons.................if I could have drunk like Satz, that would have suited me down to the ground.
    Gawd, you know when you wake up at 3/4am with the horrors.............I used to sneak downstairs and have a couple of voddies so Mr. JC wouldn't see my hands shaking in the morning. I can't even tell you how much or what I drank that last ten days after Mr JC's 50th.
    I'm was very much like, Byrdie, anytime, anywhere.

    Its not so much about how much, or when............. its the obsession. How many of us have sat watching someone with nursing one drink all night and wondered what was wrong with them...........not what is wrong with us???
    I drank like SAtz too, very controlled, certainly on school nights, but I couldn't go a night without. I think its because I was like this that it went on and on and on and the obsession got worse. I was sneaking drink from my mid 20s.
    Yes, your last line there is spot on!!
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