In reply to Harelady:
Harelady: Nice to see you! Congratulations on the expected new grandchild and also on Seraphina's birthday. Seraphina is such a lovely name. I've attended some Pagan and Wiccan ceremonies, and the handfasting can be very moving. The cake is beautiful. I'm glad you had a nice time!
Evening all: Met former colleague and her friend for lunch today. We managed to snag a table right by the beach and had a good natter.
Lindybird: I saw that headline on the BBC web site. Can't image all those people on that tiny island! Eeeek.
Harelady: Is Sefafina finding that folks are already abbreviating her name?
Very hot today; one more day and then a cool down.
Daughter arriving tomorrow; leaving Saturday. We'll have lunch with grandson Friday.
Take care everyone.
Annette - yes my Granddaughter is Sephi to most people - although when I send her post I always address her in her full name - Seraphina Alice - which she likes.
As for my job - when I moved to Suffolk I took almost 2 years off as I had worked from age 15 with a few years off when the Children arrived. Ive always worked in sales, first media and then IT for more than 25 years and I am back in sales now but selling parts to the transport industry - very different indeed. I did only want part time but its mainly retail that offer this plus a I am one of the WASPI women I won't get my government pension for another 2 years - it was moved from 60 to 66 over a few years - so I need to work, especially with my expanding family!
Have a good day all - I need to get ready for said work!
Harelady: I like Seraphina Alice too. My grandson is/was (who knows!) dating a young woman he introduced as Vicki. Her full name is Victoria, which I told her was much more distinctive (and classier) than a Vicki who are a dime a dozen. His previous attachment was Priscilla. Wonder who'll be next. Prudence? Arabelle? Re Pensions, they changed ours here some years back with reduced pensions payable to folks who retired before the "full" benefit date. Selling parts to the transport industry sounds pretty specialized. Don't work too hard.
Lindybird: Good luck with the insurance shopping. Didn't you just do that? Wouldn't you get some kind of "loyalty" rebate for staying with the same company?
dibnlib: I was lucky enough to get full pension benefits at 65, so I took the money and ran!
The last - I hope - of the hot days here. When the weather/wind is like this, the noise from the traffic on the 101 is so much louder; when we get our coastal winds, you can barely hear it!
Take care all.
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