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I am feeling:
curious curious
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This is a test given to 14-year old boys and girls who wanted to work at Cleator Moor Co-op in the 1930s - either as errand boys or shop assistants.  To make the test easier for you, the figures have been converted from pounds, shillings and pence into decimal.  No calculators, spell checks, computers etc to be used.  And no cheating!

I know I certainly couldn't answer them all!

The answers can be found at www.whitehaven-news.co.uk/answers

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I am feeling:
contemplative contemplative
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Does anyone need or know someone who needs a washing machine?  It's a Hotpoint machine that's been recently reconditioned by Gav's Dad (he was a washing machine mechanic so it's been done very well).  He needs to find a home for it as it's cluttering up the garage, he's asking for £50.  Please let me know if you're interested.
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Seeing as we're aiming to attend Caption this year, I decided to attempt a picture for them.  This years theme is 'Away with the fairies'.


I am feeling:
pleased pleased
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Life is good at the moment, Gav and I have been living in our little (freezing!) flat for a whole year now. 
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I have almost completed my Magnum Opus and I have started applying for Postdocs.
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I have just inherited myself a concertina, it's not a particularly expensive or old one but I think it's lovely, now I have to learn to play the bugger!
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June (Gav's mum) taught me to knit at christmas, I am now embarking on my first project, making myself a patchwork jumper from knitted squares.  I may be in danger of becoming hooked!
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After much cajouling from Gav (and the buying of a sketchbook for christmas) I am drawing a lot more than I used to.  It's evidently beginning to pay off.  I was sketching on the train yesterday when a lovely lady asked if she could have a look at my sketchbook.  She said she thought my drawings were really good and asked me if I was a professional artist.  Then she gave me her card because she is a professional artist!
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I am feeling:
content content
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Sunday night's finale of La Machine was incredible.  We were outside the museums so we had a good view of the spider as it came past and then we had a good view down the hill for the finale. 




P1011022, originally uploaded by calmllama.




P1011092, originally uploaded by calmllama.



P1011090, originally uploaded by calmllama.



Then on our way home we spotted this must have photo.  I'm really proud of this one.



P1011112, originally uploaded by calmllama.






I am feeling:
enthralled in awe
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I may have just bought this.....

I must stop buying pretties now!  I've been so good with money recently, but the pretties have started to win!

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I am feeling:
pleased very slightly guilty
I can hear:
Hell - The Tiger Lillies
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There is a dangerous virus being passed electronically, orally and by hand. This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK).
If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take 2 good friends to the nearest pub. Purchase the
antidote known as Work-Isolator-Neutralizer-Extractor (WINE).

The quickest acting WINE type is called Swift-Hitting-Infiltrator-Remover-All-Zones (SHIRAZ) but this is only available for those who can afford it, the next best equivalent is Cheapest-Available-System-Killer (CASK). Take the antidote repeatedly  until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

Note: After extensive testing it has been concluded that Best-Equivalent-Extractor-Remedy (BEER) may be substituted for WINE but
may require a more generous application.
I am feeling:
amused amused
I can hear:
Hot Pursuit - The Bravery
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had horse fall on me yesterday, got a dislocated rib and bruised legs but otherwise ok.  will be falling out of sight for a bit till healed.
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