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Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:32

I forgot to add that I nipped to the local garden centre... aren't they so depressing this time of year? All the plants look in a very sorry state (surely its too early to be dormant) and the yellow label area was stripped bare. Even the packets of seeds were looking sorry for themselves.

In fact I was so disappointed by my pottering around I forgot to pick up the compost I' gone in there for!


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:29

Pat I hope you sleep well. We'll try and keep the noise down!

My efforts to tidy the house aren't going well. I went into the garden earlier: I think Sunday will involve hacking everything back down to basics its so over grown now. I'm loosing two flower beds to the lawn to make it more dog / partner friendly and somehow can't seem to convince partner to finish any of the projects he's offered to do. Its all a mess!

I have however (somehow) agreed to a half marathon run (well jiggle) and its not ended up involving my also pushing a stretcher with someone sat upon it doing CPR.

I can barely push a trolley around the supermarket!!



Posted: 29/09/2015 at 13:00

Punkdoc: despite the warm weather I'm very chilly! Mind you I'm meant to be doing the house work today so perhaps I ought get on with that to keep me warm.


Lilly: I've not had chance to look yet back (been a mad few days) but has your do split his pad? That's what happened to Reggie (who is STILL in recovery after ten plus weeks). I hope you get the hound sorted out without too many set backs.


*hugs* to all those that need them, I'm going to see if I can catch up on what has been happening.


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:01

Morning all. Working all weekend here teaching cpr and life saver skills at the museum: here's hoping people don't get put off by the marathon on Sunday going past our front door else I'll be so lonely!


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 07:50

Morning all! 


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 07:41

Morning all.  A much more gentle 30 students today in the museum. Yesterday was interesting: their booking form didn't arrive until the afternoon so there was no way I could know what tour they wanted until they arrived then it turned out they wanted two different types. Agh!

Oh well I am if not used to smiling through blind panic.

DD I hope you find that foster home soon: if I were closer he could come here.


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 07:47

DD I hope you're able to find Shadow a nice town house with plenty of country parks and only tennis balls to chase. I'm glad Charlie has such a pragmatic answer and wish you both the very best in wandering the empty house when he sets off on his new adventure. We've had Reggie since February and I couldn't be without him now.

I've booked a weeks holiday (first holiday of the year) to look after the inlaws dog in December. I have to say I'm looking forward to it (now I know the dogs get on more than happily) more than if you booked me in for an all included holiday in somewhere warm and sunny. Funny what keeps a person happy.  Yay holiday!

Verdun: I hope your neice is okay today, I know that you're the perfect person to make sure she gets any extra help she might need to cope with the asshats in the world.

First school group visiting the museum this term: 70 of them! Why didn't I start with a nice small easy group to break myself back in gently? Keep the mugs of tea on standby for me!


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 17:52


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 13:35

I'm refusing to put the heating on: but I am currently hugging a hot water bottle.

We attempted a walk but when my bra was soaked through despite my water resistant jacket we called it quits. I think Reggie was quite relieved! He's snoring away on his blanket quite happily now.


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 08:53

Bushman that sounds awful! I hope you're feeling better now.

It's feeling very autumnal here. Fortunately it was lovely weather yesterday as I travelled down south (fromYorkshire to Leicestershire and no one checked my passport) to support another museum with their emergency services day in Bradgate Park. Such a beautiful place to visit: the deer were so majestic walking around like we weren't there! I really must remember to go there again when I'm in the area.

I think first task on my to do list is sort the freezer out: the weather is putting me off playing in the garden and I am hankering for a slow cooked casserole. Unfortunately my partner HATES casserole so I'll have to try and see what compromise we can come up with.

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