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English cottage

English cottage

What are you as much as this weekend? Tonight we’re having a sleepover with buddies (each mothers and youngsters, will probably be chaos!). And on Sunday the boys and I would see the film Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, which has been getting nice opinions. Have you ever seen it? Hope you’ve got an excellent one, and listed below are a number of enjoyable hyperlinks from across the internet…

How dreamy is that this English cottage?

A grandma’s good 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 may 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 e book about elevating youngsters.

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

My buddy wrote a hilarious record of 40 issues she discovered by age 40, together with “A matinee with M&Ms dumped straight into the popcorn is a staycation and nobody ought to know the place you’re” and “Wherever you go, have a nemesis. It makes issues enjoyable!” (Subscribe to her free publication, in the event you’d like.)

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

Absolutely the greatest option to make onion dip.

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

Made me chortle.

Plus, seven reader feedback (since you guys are the very best 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 stunning Steamfitters License, and so forth. Among the finest, nevertheless, was the letter my seven-year-old daughter wrote to her future cousin (the anticipated little one of her beloved aunt): ‘Expensive Licky Licky Boy’ (fortunate boy). Then she enumerated all the good issues he would be capable of do together 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 kids and I incessantly host individuals. (I’ve seven siblings, so we get a number of company!) 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 after we have been in school, since individuals have been always crashing on her ground. Go for it, it’s so enjoyable! ”
Says Emily: “My dad and mom have saved one on their espresso desk since 1970. It’s enjoyable to flip via and see the children who scratched their names at age seven who now have their very own seven-year-olds, outdated school buddies 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 e book!”
Says Emily: “My buddy had a top wall in her house 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 movie star sightings: “I was a flight attendant and I as soon as had Ryan Reynolds in my firstclass 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 mentioned he had modified his thoughts about dinner. And I needed to inform him no, as a result of I had already eaten it. I wished to die and I supplied 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 many of the flight and the individual subsequent to him (not with him!) watched a Jason Statham film, ha!”

Says Nicola on 10 humorous movie star sightings: “RuPaul as soon as mentioned in an interview that he typically rides the subway and generally a passer-by will silently mouth ‘I like you’ to him throughout a crowded prepare 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 people, so I can’t think about how a lot these interactions imply to individuals who see him.”

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