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Should be going to bed, what i am doing is figuring out what money i have left in the 'entertain the kids as cheaply as possible' budget for the rest of the summer holidays!

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Thinking of Emigrating
« on: August 16, 2011, 10:45:05 PM »
well its narrowed down to Florida ( for the heat and cheap property), Colorado cos some excellent other sculptors live there and we like the mountains/lakes thing ( and it is still warmer than UK).

Furthest North is still Chicago for the culture and if it was on the west Coast rather than the east then Seattle is getting good points scored

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: August 16, 2011, 10:42:11 PM »
I remember when I was in the Falklands and went to visit 'Sealion Island'.  While I was there, I was living about 50 yards from a massive penguin colony (with 3 different sorts of penguin) and can really appreciate why people find them so interesting...they just have a comic, wobbly charm about them...especially when the chicks are pottering about.  I had completely wild penguin chicks pecking at my boots while I was there.  Nature has a way of humbling you :).

My brother has a 6 month tour there before joining his unit in Germany for 2 years.  He said the only thing he is looking forward to are the wildlife-watching opportunities

Being told by the letting agency that if problems that the landlord was suppose to be fixing aren't fixed in a week then we could be kicked out of the property.

Suffice to say, they'll be getting told where to stick it fairly soon.

why r they kicking u out for things the landlord hasnt done?  if it is a safety/health  issues u can refuse to leave, get them fixed privately and then invoice the landlord.  at the end of the day the agency only manage the property, they do what the landlord tells them.  if they decide the landlord isnt co-operating with things that he /she is legally liable for they can refuse to manage the property for the landlord but cant evict you, your contract isnt with the agency but with the landlord

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: July 14, 2011, 08:30:14 PM »
things that make me happy .... notes from Meg telling me how much she loves me and KJ making the perfect cup of tea nearly every time

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: July 13, 2011, 09:36:22 PM »
the pics Akula is happy about are a private commission Kev has been working on

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: July 13, 2011, 08:03:15 PM »
:whaaa: :tears: 8::: :blub:

No rush...

i wont then.........

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: July 13, 2011, 06:04:57 PM »


{COUGH}  err...I mean...that would be nice.


oh well i might be a bit busy for the next few days but i shall see what i can fit in for you hopefully before the weekend ...

Libertee's Miscellaneous Musings II / Re: Things that make you happy
« on: July 13, 2011, 04:59:08 PM »
That, and Kev making some shiny shiny.

i have just photographed a new shiny shiny especially for you .... dont spose you want to see some pics though.........

Andy, do you even want to do 15mm?

i bet he says "NO"

I received a message from Sally which I thought the answer would be appropriate here since this is the thread she responded to:

Quote from: anatora on July 09, 2011, 04:39:06 PM

    ....(Unlike most Brits, I don't like theme park vacations anyway - too crowded, to0 expensive, too far to travel...) ...

hope this wasnt a dig at us for letting my brother take us away on holiday last year..?

I thought a general answer here would cover all other UK people who might have reacted to my statement based on their own experience.  First and foremost, I seldom read posts on any forum at any website.  Sometimes I have a  morning with a 2-hour window to enjoy my coffee and check out some of the forums' news.  Second, I have no idea whom has visited Disneyworld from the UK, so I am unaware that Sally has every been there.  Thirdly, my husband works in the UK and flies home every four months or so.  He has to change planes at one of the U.S.airport hubs to catch the only flight into our nearby airports.  Both his last flight home and his flight out in June, the flights were completely full of mostly tourists from the UK.  He asked why so many were present and the flight attendant told him that it was the only flight to Orlando, FL for people going to Disneyworld.  She said all summer most of the flights would be mostly UK tourists going to Disneyworld.  Again, to each their own, but large theme parks have never been my cup of tea even though we took our kids to many of them when they were growing up.

I am at a loss as to why a simple question sent in a personal message would be published on open forum?  I tried to ascertain if i had done anything to p**s you off in private as your messages on this topic seem to be aggressive-toned and in all of the years that i have known you this is not like you.

Obviously i have p**ssed you off, how?  i have no idea what i have done except to ask a question to clarify something, could you not have replied back in the PM?

The ipad 2 advert.  I know the point of an ad is to talk up the product, but jings.

i still want one though ......not sure if it is the fact that i know i cant afford one that makes it more desirable

on a random diversion note whilst the subject of dragons is up....saw a film tonight with the kids "how to train your dragon"...excellent!

If this was in response to my answer on the Facebook page

Might have been ......  :wink:

its not really a research project as much as a 'i want to be nosey' project, prompted by a question i popped on the FB page last week

People, usually young mothers, that use their child-bearing stroller as some form of wedge or bulldozer to try and cut in ahead of you. I swear, one of these days I'm not going to be able to stop in time, and I'll fall on and crush the little tyke!

ah well the otherside of the coin on this one is the idiots that cant see a pushcair with a child/baby in it and then glare at you when they nearly trip over you even when you are standing!  Almost on a par with the idiot who didnt seem me in my large black people carrier in broad daylight halfway across a roundabout and decided it was his right of way!

As a mum with a pushcahir i must admit that sometimes when i have said 'excuse me, can i come through' to people who have then ignored me that i have sometimes just barged through regardless, usually catching their ankles with the front step. "oh dear, i am so sorry...did that hurt?" i say with a genuine smile on my face and then laugh as they hobble away!

Hasslefree Babble / What RPG character are you currently looking for?
« on: June 26, 2011, 12:11:47 PM »
What are you/have you been looking for and have had trouble finidng.  If you have found one that is partway suitable but havent bought it, why havent you bought it.

Eye Candy / Re: New Human troopers
« on: June 17, 2011, 04:41:10 PM »
My Hasslefree wish list keeps growing, and my disposable income keeps shrinking...! :blub:

thats weird, our disposable income has decreased dramatically thats why the releases keep coming!!

Eye Candy / Re: Salome 54mm female
« on: June 01, 2011, 01:13:44 PM »
It seems to me that she has small breasts.  :D

not small...just not sculpted yet!

Eye Candy / New Human troopers
« on: May 27, 2011, 12:00:58 PM »

Eye Candy / Re: Salome 40mm female
« on: May 27, 2011, 10:31:34 AM »
you are wonderful...i have just learnt something new for the day!

although having just looked at the code you posted i still cant figure it out :(

Eye Candy / Salome 54mm female
« on: May 27, 2011, 10:17:06 AM »
Cant access the ftp upload to the server from the Ripley office so will have to get them online here tonight.

I can however get them onto the facebook page...


Saw this on FB and realised how true it is and how much it pi**es me off to know that it is true.

The ironic truth

Let's put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.
This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they'd receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ's and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens. Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls. There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.
The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised. lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week. Live in a tiny room and pay 600.00 per week and have no hope of ever getting out.  

As a child your priorities are all about getting what you want without getting into trouble, you dont think about what might happen in the future, you just live for the moment and dont even give whatever is around the next corner any thought.  You dont think that what you might do will affect anyone else or their lives, you just do it because you want to.  And to a certain extent that is expected and accepted as part of makes mistakes and learn from them (maybe) and grow as a person. Money is something that is there for you to have fun with, who cares where it comes from so long as it keeps coming. You expect certain things to happen like planning for a birthday party 6 months ahead, there is no reason for you to think it wont happen after all it is your birthday and therefore there will be a party. 'Assuming' is part of being a kid.

As you get older other things start to take priority, you start to look to your peers and socialise...making more mistakes and probably being as selfish but as a young adult the consequences of your actions can start to be more serious ...being rude and cocky with your mum might be fairly safe but say the same things in a pub to a complete stranger and you will probably get punched!  Money takes on more value especially when you have to earn it and the 'bank of mum and dad' shuts for business...suddenly you realise that if you want to spend all your wages the moment you get it on complete junk 'just because you can' then you may not be able to pay the rent.  Ultimately though your money, time and energy is still your own to do with as you want.  You are still immortal.

Then comes kids, nothing is your own anymore.  every moment of your life revolves around their needs and expectations, every penny you have goes on them first...and we arent talking just buying toys but mortgage, gas, electric and everything else associated with keeping a child from nappies through to childcare to school uniform...the list is endless.  Things you used to take for granted like hour-long baths, cash in your pocket, music turned up loud at all hours, freedom to do what you want when you want to do it without the military precision planning that comes hand in hand with the child carseats and the 'roomier' cars.  You plan for 'what if's' take out insurance, get wills done and do your best to protect them from the really scary evil people that you know lurk around every corner. and you dont begrudge a penny or a moment that you do this for them, because providing for them is your responsibility.  You work your butt off to lay foundations that will serve them through life.

However you still think you are immortal.........yeah okay everytime you look in the mirror you see a few more wrinkles, a few more grey hairs but that happens to everyone.  you tell yourself that the average age of living for females is 82yrs old and you are only halfway there so plenty of time to do x,y & z.  You still assume things like planning for a holiday next summer or a cruise when you decide to retire.

Then something happens.  For me it was two-fold, watching someone i loved be struck down with a condition that i am regularly tested for as it runs in my family through to returning from holiday to be accused of something that i didnt do but being powerless to stop that accusation damaging my kids.  The complete frustration of watching my children suffer at the hands of 'responsible adults' (even though i was proved innocent almost immediately) led to the suspected heart attack i had on 12th October 2010.  A cardiologist confirmed my heart was healthy but that the extreme and prolonged stress had at the time caused raised adrenaline levels in my body.  7 months on from the heart attack, this situation is still ongoing with almost daily interactions that affect all aspects of my life from sleeping to eating to reassuring small children that everything is going to be fine.

The only way to avoid further attacks is to avoid stress and eliminate the cause.   I carry a GTN spray permanently now as any form of stress at all causes my heart to literally skip a beat and i get pains that radiate across my chest as the adrenaline levels rise.  You suddenly realise that you arent immortal and that is scary.  Things that you used to take for granted like going to sleep and waking up each morning go completely out of the window, when you say goodnight to your kids you wonder if you will be there when they wake up.

Throw into this the pressures of a small business with its own ongoing issues to deal with and suddenly priorities change again.  Is it worth actually dying for?  Nothing is worth me risking leaving my kids for...i love my work most of the time and i like to make people happy but my responsibility is to my family, not toy soldiers.  Just because i love what i do doesnt mean i couldnt live without it, weighing up potential gains against probable losses is something that happens most days in businesses.

Its easy to be angry with others ....their selfishness, lack of grasp of reality, bad attitudes when their issues spill into your life making you adapt your priorities to fit their issues.  But when do you say "go sort your own head out, stop blaming me because you have had a bad day, stop looking for a scapegoat because you dont like consequences."  How do you tell people around you, even family members,  that they are literally playing games with your life and the welfare of your kids without sounding selfish and petty?  How can you say to someone that you get so scared to even go to bed some nights because you cant stop your heart from pounding and you have a paralysing pain down your left shoulder without being accused of trying to elicit sympathy and attention-seeking.

Changing priorities.  I don't think i have ever thought i was immortal but a year ago i don't think i ever imagined my life would be like living on a knife-edge waiting for the next 'issue' to rear its head.  My priority used to be trying to make life better for my kids, now it is about surviving on a daily basis to have a life with my kids.  Now i pray before sleep, not for winning the lottery like i used to years ago when i wanted a new car, but that i will wake in the morning.

What am i trying to say?  Don't worry it isnt a hint that we are dumping HF ...stop panicking you will still have toy soldiers for at least a little while longer!  However i really would advise people not to have their own businesses, its not all its cracked up to be.

Go out, live life, don't assume that it will be there tomorrow, look at what is valuable to you and hold on tight to it, get rid of things that don't reward your efforts, give your kids that extra 10 minutes when they want another story at bedtime, give your partner that extra big hug.   

don't argue, life is too short.   Never assume anything is certain

Anyone got a job where I can sit in the corner quietly and mind my own bussiness ?



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