Thursday, 15 June 2006

is this the way to amarillo?

Last night I dreamt that the adoption agency were going to assess my suitability as a parent by judging my performance of a song-and-dance routine. I was performing "Is This The Way to Amarillo?", on the very slippery tiles beside a swimming pool.

Clearly my subconscious has some concerns :).

In other news, I have just received a delivery of three dozen cardboard boxes, for the packing of our extensive library. I am determined to be a bit measured about this house move. Usually I end up spending the twenty four hours before a move dividing my time between throwing stuff in to boxes randomly and rocking and sucking my thumb.

THIS TIME, I am planning. I am pacing myself. I am going to throw things out BEFORE we move, rather than whilst unpacking the other end.

I am a business director of a growing and successful company.

I can write a business plan.

I can balance my books (well, kind of).

I can service my own car.

I can make my own wine.

You would therefore, logically expect me to be able to plan a house-move without too much stress, wouldn't you?

Ahem.

We have an all-day show/awards/dinner gig on tomorrow, in an enormous glass-house type structure. It is going to be very hot indeed; I am going out later to buy four litres of water per person and a large amount of snacks - we start rigging at 6 am and the punters leave at midnight.

Back Saturday probably.

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  1. I can see that the word 'house' in your zoom cloud is just going to get bigger and bigger until there's nothing else left.

    We unpacked the last boxes of books from our move this year. We moved in just over ten years ago. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time

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  2. I can see that the word 'house' in your zoom cloud is just going to get bigger and bigger until there's nothing else left.

    We unpacked the last boxes of books from our move this year. We moved in just over ten years ago. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time

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  3. Fa-la-la, la-la-la-lah

    *claps hands*

    That's the only bit I know....

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  4. Fa-la-la, la-la-la-lah

    *claps hands*

    That's the only bit I know....

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  5. I'll never hear that song again without thinking of you :).
    Good luck in the greenhouse tomorrow. Hope all goes well.

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  6. I'll never hear that song again without thinking of you :).
    Good luck in the greenhouse tomorrow. Hope all goes well.

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  7. If I were taking on all that you are right now, I would be a basket case. As I understand it, dreams are to clear out your subconcious so the rest of your brain can function well. Mission accomplished, yes?

    And anyone who can make her own wine can do anything she sets her mind to.

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  8. If I were taking on all that you are right now, I would be a basket case. As I understand it, dreams are to clear out your subconcious so the rest of your brain can function well. Mission accomplished, yes?

    And anyone who can make her own wine can do anything she sets her mind to.

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  9. Possible Explanation:

    Amerillo is the same amount of syllables as Aberystwyth.

    Aberystwyth is in Wales.

    You're moving to Wales, and can't find the way!

    (P.S. Dunno what the adoption stuff's got to do with it, but nevermind)

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  10. Possible Explanation:

    Amerillo is the same amount of syllables as Aberystwyth.

    Aberystwyth is in Wales.

    You're moving to Wales, and can't find the way!

    (P.S. Dunno what the adoption stuff's got to do with it, but nevermind)

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  11. Maybe your kids will be little Peter Kaye lookey likeys! Could be worse!

    Can you service my car for me, and what are you like at replacing mufflers?

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  12. Maybe your kids will be little Peter Kaye lookey likeys! Could be worse!

    Can you service my car for me, and what are you like at replacing mufflers?

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  13. You can service your own car? Yikes!

    I read once that house moving was only just below the death of a loved one in terms of stress levels.

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  14. You can service your own car? Yikes!

    I read once that house moving was only just below the death of a loved one in terms of stress levels.

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  15. Oh you have my complete sympathy, I've just done the house moving bit, and I will be doing it again in a few months time.

    Good luck tommorow.

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  16. Oh you have my complete sympathy, I've just done the house moving bit, and I will be doing it again in a few months time.

    Good luck tommorow.

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  17. goodness, that's quite a lot going on right now. Good luck. I know you can do it!

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  18. goodness, that's quite a lot going on right now. Good luck. I know you can do it!

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  19. Were you drinking your homemade wine before you went to bed last night? No matter. I need another English to English translation. I get "riggers" but what are "punters"?

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  20. Were you drinking your homemade wine before you went to bed last night? No matter. I need another English to English translation. I get "riggers" but what are "punters"?

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  21. Star - allow me. Punters = customers, paying guests.
    In this case those attending the "show/awards/dinner gig" that Ally refers to.

    *bows slightly* Your servant, ma'am!

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  22. Star - allow me. Punters = customers, paying guests.
    In this case those attending the "show/awards/dinner gig" that Ally refers to.

    *bows slightly* Your servant, ma'am!

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  23. But how did you do in your performance of Amarillo (was it a - er - dream performance?) I read the lyrics - maybe there's a sweet Marie waiting for you at the end of the adoption process ;)

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  24. But how did you do in your performance of Amarillo (was it a - er - dream performance?) I read the lyrics - maybe there's a sweet Marie waiting for you at the end of the adoption process ;)

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  25. Good luck with the packing! Moving is awful, but worth it in the long run.

    Not sure about the dream, it's probably one of those strange subconcious things. When I was expecting my oldest son I dreamt that he had been born and was so tiny that everytime I put him down I lost him.

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  26. Good luck with the packing! Moving is awful, but worth it in the long run.

    Not sure about the dream, it's probably one of those strange subconcious things. When I was expecting my oldest son I dreamt that he had been born and was so tiny that everytime I put him down I lost him.

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  27. My job is adoption assessments and I am all in favour of assessing your suitabilty as a parent by such a performance...and your social worker is going to love you!

    wishing you loads of luck.

    Jane.

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  28. My job is adoption assessments and I am all in favour of assessing your suitabilty as a parent by such a performance...and your social worker is going to love you!

    wishing you loads of luck.

    Jane.

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  29. I was going to link some guide I once read on moving house, but I can't find it :-( The only thing I remember was to write on the boxes which room they should go in when they arrive at the new place, makes life a lot easier, especially if you have people doing it for you.

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  30. I was going to link some guide I once read on moving house, but I can't find it :-( The only thing I remember was to write on the boxes which room they should go in when they arrive at the new place, makes life a lot easier, especially if you have people doing it for you.

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