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Boy 6 18.18%
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Old 14.03.2017, 23:13
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Keep calm Slammer, sit down and take a deep breath.
...and watch April the giraffe having her baby whilst you wait. Poor luv has had a 14-15 month gestation period too!

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Old 15.03.2017, 14:43
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Have you tried calling your daughter and explaining how bothersome this is for you?
Yes, specially as I am flying over on Friday.
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Old 15.03.2017, 14:46
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...and watch April the giraffe having her baby whilst you wait. Poor luv has had a 14-15 month gestation period too!

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14-15 MONTH?? Jeeez as a woman I would hate every male on the planet.
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Old 15.03.2017, 14:48
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Yes, specially as I am flying over on Friday.
Good on you!

Looks like we should be putting together an EF knit-a-thon..Who is up for it? 20cmx20cm knitted squares for a blanket?
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Good on you!

Looks like we should be putting together an EF knit-a-thon..Who is up for it? 20cmx20cm knitted squares for a blanket?
Yes!! knitted or crochet?
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I think knitted - it is softer..
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Good on you!

Looks like we should be putting together an EF knit-a-thon..Who is up for it? 20cmx20cm knitted squares for a blanket?
Count me in, I'll try to get a few done by next week and hand them on.
Any particular weight of yarn?
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Old 16.03.2017, 00:07
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I'd say medium..not too thin nor thick, recycle whatever. Color scheme: white, 50 shades of gray? What do you, guys, think ?
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Old 16.03.2017, 00:16
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Yes, specially as I am flying over on Friday.
Your grandchild is patiently waiting for your arrival and you complain?
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Old 16.03.2017, 00:24
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I'd say medium..not too thin nor thick, recycle whatever. Color scheme: white, 50 shades of gray? What do you, guys, think ?
Colour is going to depend on what I've got in my stash tbh as I can't get to the shops.... say pale pastels?

Ask you were.... I've found a skein of pale grey cotton. So yes, white and shades of grey!!
On the size front; are we talking cot blanket? If so 20x20cm might visually be a little big, how do you feel about 10 or at the most 15cms?

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Old 16.03.2017, 08:09
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Re: The nine month countdown

I think 20x20 is ok..we could do 5 squares x 4 squares in total. I am not sure how many I can do, Sky will do a few, let's see if anyone else chips in. I am sure my kid will do at least one. What should we put on it? Slammer's Famous EF Grandkid? I can start a separate thread later this week. Yay!

White - pale gray - gray..Fancy!
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Old 16.03.2017, 08:38
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I think 20x20 is ok..we could do 5 squares x 4 squares in total. I am not sure how many I can do, Sky will do a few, let's see if anyone else chips in. I am sure my kid will do at least one. What should we put on it? Slammer's Famous EF Grandkid? I can start a separate thread later this week. Yay!

White - pale gray - gray..Fancy!
My daughter, a world authority on "bannies", states that 60x80 cm is the ideal size.

Hers was a mix of pastel pink and blue (Grandma didn't know her gender at the time). Well, it started as pink and blue, over time it just became grey. She still has it.
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Old 16.03.2017, 08:55
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Colour is going to depend on what I've got in my stash tbh as I can't get to the shops.... say pale pastels?

Ask you were.... I've found a skein of pale grey cotton. So yes, white and shades of grey!!
On the size front; are we talking cot blanket? If so 20x20cm might visually be a little big, how do you feel about 10 or at the most 15cms?
I agree with you Anjela, I think 20x20 is a bit too big and will give a very 'blocky' look to it. Smaller would be nicer in my opinion.

I'll have a look what I've got but I doubt if I've got any grey and I don't think I've got time to knit any but I could send the wool to somebody if I have some.
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Babybump is freaking AWESOME and best of all I can feel it move, by the way the working title is now officially: "Pokemon!"
OMG you are adorable!! I am pregnant too and I must say you are going to be one of the coolest Grandaddy. All the best
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Old 16.03.2017, 10:04
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OMG you are adorable!! I am pregnant too and I must say you are going to be one of the coolest Grandaddy. All the best
Sweet, another EFbaby...
Pokemon and Pokemonsmum are giving us a nailbiter, just got the news that everything is fine, both are hanging in there, looks like it´s going to be induced if Pokemon has not made an appearance by Monday. As for me I have a wretched cold, with all the trimmings, bells and whistles, Pokemonsmum will not let me in the same country let alone hospital ward if I arrive like this...

I like the idea of a knitted EF blanket though, that would be so far out.
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Old 16.03.2017, 10:25
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Re: The nine month countdown

Ok you Sir, are now going to follow this instruction for my witches brew!! We can't have you in quarantine upon your arrival!!

You are going to make now a 2 liter herbal concotion of EE's witches brew :

Rosehip and lime blossom tea in equal amounts
1 cinnamon stalk ,broken up in pieces
2-3 cloves
1 Lemon and 1 orange, washed ad cut in slices
fresh ginger if you have, about a 2cm piece, cut up roughly

All those ingredients have a healing effect in cases of colds and sniffles.
Bring in a large pot water to a boil, then add all the above ingredients and reduce heat, let simmer for about 5 minutes.
Set aside to cool down and sweeten to taste with honey.

Sieve into a cup (but let the ingredients sit in concotion) and DRINK!! loads and loads of it.

Get well soon!
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Old 16.03.2017, 10:29
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Ok you Sir, are now going to follow this instruction for my witches brew!! We can't have you in quarantine upon your arrival!!

You are going to make now a 2 liter herbal concotion of EE's witches brew :

Rosehip and lime blossom tea in equal amounts
1 cinnamon stalk broken up in pieces
2-3 cloves
1 Lemon and 1 orange, washed.
fresh ginger if you have, about a 2cm piece cut up roughly

All those ingredients have a healing effect in cases of colds and sniffles.
Bring in a large pot water to a boil, then add all the above ingredients and reduce heat, let simmer for about 5 minutes.
Set aside to cool down and sweeten to taste with honey.

Sieve into a cup (but let the ingredients sit in concotion) and DRINK!! loads and loads of it.

Get well soon!
Slammer, EE forgot the most important part. Mix the above 2:1 with blended whisky.
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Old 16.03.2017, 10:35
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Ok you Sir, are now going to follow this instruction for my witches brew!! We can't have you in quarantine upon your arrival!!

You are going to make now a 2 liter herbal concotion of EE's witches brew :

Rosehip and lime blossom tea in equal amounts
1 cinnamon stalk broken up in pieces
2-3 cloves
1 Lemon and 1 orange, washed.
fresh ginger if you have, about a 2cm piece cut up roughly

All those ingredients have a healing effect in cases of colds and sniffles.
Bring in a large pot water to a boil, then add all the above ingredients and reduce heat, let simmer for about 5 minutes.
Set aside to cool down and sweeten to taste with honey.

Sieve into a cup (but let the ingredients sit in concotion) and DRINK!! loads and loads of it.

Get well soon!
What, no wing of bat, eye of newt...? Strangely enough I have something similar, my grandmothers recipe, just without the cloves, but with honey and two fingers of rum in a glass, little finger and forefinger, then off to bed under a minimum of a half ton of blankets. It doesn´t make the cold go away but you don´t care after two of them whammies.
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Slammer, EE forgot the most important part. Mix the above 2:1 with blended whisky.

Lucky you said 'blended' and not Single Malt or I'd have had your guts for garters about such a sacrilege :P

But slammer, Jag has a really good idea, it'll make a kind of Hot Toddy with added legal, herbal benefits
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Lucky you said 'blended' and not Single Malt or I'd have had your guts for garters about such a sacrilege :P

But slammer, Jag has a really good idea, it'll make a kind of Hot Toddy with added legal, herbal benefits
Luck, madam, has nothing to do with it.

First sign of a cold I make a hot toddy, if it's for others just water, honey, lemon and scotch. I like to boil some cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg with the water.

That, a couple of aspirin, and a thick layer of blankets, and I've usually sweated it out by morning. It may not be scientific, but it is rather an enjoyable way of being unscientific.
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