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The Roses Depository

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It’s happened. Hell must have frozen over, because I distinctly remember saying ‘Hell will freeze over before I join another Gym’ and readers, I’ve joined a gym. I should start expecting a cold front coming in any day now. It’s all the weddings fault of course, well, that and the previously mentioned giant tub of Roses I devoured over Christmas. The important thing to mention is that I’m not looking to lose weight particularly; I just want to be able to run up a flight of stairs without oxygen on hand, or stretch for the remote without pulling something. I...

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Happy New Year!

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Well that’s that, the last Monday of the year is nearly through. Soon New Years Eve will be upon us, flirting with you, promising the best party of the whole year. You know what that means? New dress. I can’t be the only one who feels the night deserves a new item of clothing? I think this year will be different though, I’m by the sea for the evening and a dress is probably not the most practical item for wind and subzero temperatures. I’ll be rocking my Emu boots and a thermal t-shirt, you know, with pearls or something...

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Let the countdown begin.

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Ok kids, there’s four weekends until Christmas; we are at the start of loopy season comrades. That means four weekends to get presents for everyone, put up your trees and generally start to enjoy the prospect of drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies with a wild abandon akin to your last meal. That’s just me then? Right. I’m not even sorry.                   Addressing the first issue is on my priority list today, shopping for gifts. Of course, I want you all to come here and clear us out of stock, but...

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Just when you most need it...

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       Hello Monday warriors! Mick Jagger had it right when he wailed that you can’t always get what you want, but sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need. This week has been a prime example of that sentiment. I started last week in a deliriously happy, although somewhat shocked, state of mind and have now mellowed into pleasantly hazy acceptance. I have been blessed with some truly lovely customers and people in general this week, The Man has gained himself a new nick name, Dalai Lama, for his unfailing ability to stop me obsessing and...

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Big News

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This is a totally selfish post and I don’t expect anyone to remotely care, but, I am now engaged!      I know, sickening right?   Now begins what I am told is the very stressful experience of planning a wedding on almost no budget and hoping to not end up featured in one of those magazines you find at the dentists. You know the ones, “My Dad is a turtle but he’s the best Dad in the world!” or something equally earth shattering. I am fully aware that I can just as happily run away and get married in...

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