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English cottage

English cottage

What are you as much as this weekend? Tonight we’re having a sleepover with mates (each mothers and youngsters, it is going to be chaos!). And on Sunday the boys and I’d see the film Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, which has been getting nice critiques. Have you ever seen it? Hope you might have a great one, and listed below are a couple of enjoyable hyperlinks from across the net…

How dreamy is that this English cottage?

A grandma’s excellent oatmeal crisp cookies.

The final fertility taboo: “Chloe, 39, finds herself pregnant once more, however not speaking in regards to the course of [of using a donor egg]… Even her father doesn’t know. ‘My dad actually loves our household tree and our household historical past,’ she says, worrying that this penchant for family tree would possibly issue into how he treats one sibling over one other. ‘It’s prefer it wouldn’t be his genetic grandchild.’” (NYmag)

My new trick to getting easy hair.

GREAT ebook about elevating youngsters.

The world’s first airplane bunk beds in financial system.

My buddy wrote a hilarious record of 40 issues she discovered by age 40, together with “A matinee with M&Ms dumped instantly into the popcorn is a staycation and nobody ought to know the place you might be” and “Wherever you go, have a nemesis. It makes issues enjoyable!” (Subscribe to her free e-newsletter, for those who’d like.)

A basketball participant’s nice response to a reporter’s query about failure.

Absolutely the finest technique to make onion dip.

A case for ghosting generally. “I firmly consider {that a} swift, painless ghosting looks like a welcome reprieve from the dreaded post-date breakup textual content the place somebody explains why they don’t wish to meet up once more. In the event you go on a date, have a convo that’s dry as toast, after which change a clumsy air hug earlier than parting methods, shouldn’t that be sufficient data to know you aren’t a match?”

Made me snort.

Plus, seven reader feedback (since you guys are the most effective and I couldn’t slender them down!):

Says Carol on a visitor bed room makeover: “I’m an enormous believer in framing the written phrase: household telegrams, my grandfather’s lovely Steamfitters License, and so forth. Top-of-the-line, nonetheless, was the letter my seven-year-old daughter wrote to her future cousin (the anticipated baby of her beloved aunt): ‘Pricey Licky Licky Boy’ (fortunate boy). Then she enumerated all the nice issues he would be capable of do along with his mom and ended with ‘and she’s going to at all times have gum.’”

Says Tee on a visitor bed room makeover: “My husband, our three youngsters and I regularly host individuals. (I’ve seven siblings, so we get a whole lot of visitors!) Wouldn’t it be bizarre to place a guestbook in our visitor bed room?”
Says Meg: “My buddy had a guestbook in her DORM ROOM once we have been in school, since individuals have been continually crashing on her ground. Go for it, it’s so enjoyable! ”
Says Emily: “My mother and father have stored one on their espresso desk since 1970. It’s enjoyable to flip by way of and see the children who scratched their names at age seven who now have their very own seven-year-olds, previous school mates who got here to crash for a weekend, and loads of different guests whose visits we certainly would have forgotten by now if not for the visitor ebook!”
Says Emily: “My buddy had a top wall in her residence and added everybody who visited. It was so humorous and was the one factor they have been unhappy to go away behind once they moved.”

Says Sarah on 10 humorous superstar sightings: “I was a flight attendant and I as soon as had Ryan Reynolds in my first-class cabin. We have been serving a meal, and he declined, which meant there was a leftover first-class entree. So, I ate it, as a result of I used to be broke and hungry. Later within the flight, he got here as much as the galley to stretch his legs and stated he had modified his thoughts about dinner. And I needed to inform him no, as a result of I had already eaten it. I needed to die and I provided him soup. He was extremely gracious. He requested if the meal has been any good and I gave him an ‘ehhhh’ and hand waggle, and he laughed and accepted the soup. He was a lot taller than I anticipated. Jason Statham, alternatively, was far shorter than anticipated. He slept for a lot of the flight and the individual subsequent to him (not with him!) watched a Jason Statham film, ha!”

Says Nicola on 10 humorous superstar sightings: “RuPaul as soon as stated in an interview that he usually rides the subway and generally a passer-by will silently mouth ‘I like you’ to him throughout a crowded practice carriage, to which he responds ‘I like you too’. One thing about that story simply made me really feel so heat inside – Ru is a hero to so many queer and non-stereotype-fitting of us, so I can’t think about how a lot these interactions imply to individuals who see him.”

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