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Posted: 04/02/2015 at 16:47

Verdun. I've always found the best bit of a funeral is the standing outside when its all over, when people can relax at little, and the stories start to roll off tongues. I learnt so much about my grandfather from his work colleagues (police) and his "adventures" that I'm sure he thought were long forgotten!

I hope it goes "well" tomorrow.

Reggie and I are now sat on the sofa: he's had over three hours of w.a.l.k.i.e.s today so far (I had to drop my car off at the garage in the next village, then collect it, then get him used to my car [its quite different to my partners that he went in first] so went for a drive in the countryside and found a nice wood to explore...) so I'm hoping he'll stay settled now for a while. I'm trying to get my scout pack sorted... its going well can't you tell?

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Posted: 04/02/2015 at 11:06

Swiss Sue: Inka is adorable!

Bekkie: he is quite the poser. I feel very sorry for anyone who follows me on Instragram ( http://instagram.com/ladyclarington/ by the way) as I will have to be very restrained not to drown everyone in pictures! I know only too well how quickly you get fed up of the onslaught of baby photos on Facebook.  He's still fast asleep at the moment. Unfortunately my attempts at being productive and writing up a press pack for Scout parties is.... oooh that flower looks nice.

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Posted: 04/02/2015 at 10:40

Morning all. 

Well Reggie is settling in nicely! Collected him lunch time yesterday and went for a long walk (he pulls a little on the lead but nothing we can't work on) before introducing him to the house. He's got an upset belly (they think its kennel stress: we're feeding him James Welbeloved for a few days and will move across to chicken and rice and a vets trip if things don't settle soon. He has plenty of energy which is a good sign!)

He had a good nights sleep, didn't whimper and put himself in his crate when he decided enough was enough (I don't blame him - my partner has an awful sense of "good tv").

He's now fast asleep after our long walk this morning while I try and get some paper work done. 

As promised... pictures!

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WHAT IS IT.

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 07:46

I'm with Edd: its quite likely to be rats. How small is small? We could be looking at rats! Moles, rabbits, mice...

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Posted: 03/02/2015 at 07:36

Morning all! Just having my last lay in. I'm avoiding opening the curtains but it certainly felt cold last night!

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Posted: 02/02/2015 at 17:00
DD - I hope you avoid the bug! As for rolling in... anything goul is considered fair game to dogs: we're open to a lot of countryside nearby I'm expecting more than one emergency bath! I'm currently trying to work out if he'd be too big for a baby bath in the hope it will be less stressful for him than upstairs if he turns out not to like bathtime (my search history is a right mix at the moment!)

Well work today involved far more body fluids than is socially acceptable for a school trip. I'm just glad I'm not on that bus home! :/

Very cold here and I really need to go shopping. I'm not sure I can get any more layers on!

Is it OK to jet-wash a patio in Winter?

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 07:25

I'd personally be more concerned about any water remaining in my pressure washer freezing and damaging it.  (But I'm selfish like that!)

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Posted: 02/02/2015 at 07:23

Will do Granma! (You do promise to tell me when to stop don't you? I can get carried away!)

-2'C outside right now, so the museum wont be much warmer! Cold has hit the "niagra falls" stage: Perfect for 95 students visiting today. Still I'm booking some time off this week to get off to a proper bonding with Reggie so hopefully we'll be in the warm lots. (Hopefully getting him tomorrow).

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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 15:23

Meningitis,  yup had that t shirt - measles and mumps I'm hoping I'm vaccinated against! I thought I was but I remember being ill and not being allowed one jab at secondary school... I assume I had it later but now I'm not sure. 

Guess I'll be calling the doctors in the morning! I'm going to research vitamin supplements: with my long term digestion issues I'm aware I'm probably not absorbing everything I should be which might not help my immune system keep at its best. The pamphlets they give you at the hospital do mention it as a possibility but of course don't suggest what to do. 

Pottie your german looked adorable! I'm just playing the "hide anything we care about game". As we have no idea how well house trained Reggie is (if at all) we're considering everything fair chew toy / poop spot. Though at the moment his new crate is looking the most comfortable spot of the house!

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Posted: 01/02/2015 at 13:58
Afternoon all. Thanks for your support for Reggie! He's from the German Shepherd Dog Rescue (I found them online). I've fallen with another cold (aagh!!) So am trying to prepare the house for his arrival between laying on the sofa feeling sorry for myself.

Snow is melting here. A few bulbs are poking their heads up. Is Spring on the way?

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