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Posted: 17/06/2015 at 16:40

Afternoon all!

Well my class went well and seemed to enjoy themselves, Reggie kept everything on the inside so its so far a good day. Raining now which I'm sure my potp will appreciate.

Trying to decide what to have for super: something I can take as leftovers for my makaton course that starts tomorrow would be good! 


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:08

Wintersong - wooden floors will be making an appearance in this house too. Unfortunately for his lordship rather sooner than his decorating plans intended... so its not all bad!


Reggie is now sulking in the garden: all his toys are in the pond, the chives have been ripped up and the compost bin is not his friend either...


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 07:45

Oh Dove! I'm so glad you weren't trapped in the loo before your door decided to shut!

Well it was an VERY busy day at the museum yesterday: pretty much every vehicle on the lower floor was taken / pulled out and repositioned to move some inside that needed better protection and reposition others so you could see them better. Apologies to the people of Sheffield if we got in the way! Fortunately my Land Rover did most of the hard work so I'm not too shattered today. Very grateful I brought her!

Unfortunately Reggie turned ill again and upon my return it was quickly decided  that I'd be ripping the carpet up after we got home from the vets: vet doesn't seem too concerned and we've some more syrup to try to settle his stomach. Time for some more internet research I think!

Lilly - backs are funny things: a real flaw from an engineering point of view and no way near strong enough to support our demands. Seeing a specialist is the best thing you can do; no letting a gp tinker away with all the shiny gadgets available to them.

Right... anyone for tea?


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 08:11

Hostafan - I dress up all day at work: today I will be in my mechanics overalls, tomorrow I'll be a WPC, Friday is a paramedic day, over the weekend it'll be a Firefighter...

Unfortunately non of my large selection of uniforms are quite suitable for weddings. When it comes to everyday I just want to put on clothes and non have to think about it!

Right. I'd best go and fire up my LandRover - the boss wants to have a huge move around of the vehicles in the museum so we can better display them. Unfortunately several are pending restoration so need assistance to move: good job I didn't buy a Volvo as my personal car because I'm not strong enough to push this lot!

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 08:01

I don't seem to be able to change my profile picture from my tablet so until I fre up the laptop here's a sneak preview for you Steve. 

Any better?


WHAT IF.........

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 07:54

My (6ft 7in) built like a brick **** house partner has been known to wake me (5ft 9in and built like a marshmallow) to get me to remove spiders from the bedroom. 

Before he had me he'd be forced to go and sleep in another room: I found out not long after pursuing a relationship with him that both he and his housemate (6ft 6in built like Michelin man) were both petrified of spiders - because they waited a week not using one room until I came around to vacate the spider that taunted them!

Fear knows no size limits Verdun : just be grateful that, for someone at least,  you are their hero!


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 19:27

Well Reggie must be feeling better: he's dug up all my "grasses" and chives that up until earlier were residing around the washing line (I'm not sure if chives are ideal for underneath a washing line: I just love the colour of the flowers and so have a second collection of chives in the greenhouse for eating.)

Little sod 

Went shopping *agh* and brought a dress *agh* for a my partners friends wedding (Dove and Wonky will be pleased to know that posh frock trying on was performed in my steel capped muddy boots). I have no idea of dress codes or which bits we've been invited too or whether its in side / out side / up a mountain so I've played safe, made sure I can climb into the LandRover with it on and now have a little bag of accessories to up dress or down to suit the situation: Oh how I envy chaps with their simple suit and tie!


Also, I'm not sure how (okay I do - I needed to pee quite badly and know that the facilities stood a good chance of being clean) but I ended up in Dobbies garden centre and came away with three *tiny* plants all classed as "mixed cactus". I think (through googling and looking at lots of pictures) they might be a Opuntia Microdasys, a misc green cactus with long pointy bits, and a tiger type aloe of which there seem to be many varieties that all look the same. Fingers crossed these will be going into the bathroom to add a little bit of colour once I've made some modifications to the tooth brush holders we purchased from Ikea.

I'll try and get a photograph up for you to see if anyone can identify the plants so that their labels will contain more than "Phil, James, & Percy".


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 09:44

Lilly: German Shepherds are very prone to sensitive bellies. Unfortunately for Reggie he had two days of exploding throughout the hallway and a trip to the vets for prodding and putting thermometers up his *cough* before lots of medication and quiet time. He spent all of yesterday trying to inform us that he's NEVER been fed ever EVER and by the way did you know that the fridge which is now his favourite place to sit by contains FOOD?

Its starting to cloud over here already: I have the urge to visit a museum or two on my list. Unfortunately two are closed, three I want to go with my partner, and another three are a little too far to travel on an impromptu trip. Days off are hard work!


Posted: 15/06/2015 at 08:01

Morning all. Reggie is improving and certainly has his appetite back!

It's now a beautiful day and I'm off work: hurrah! A bit of pottering in the garden is required before the weeds take over.

Bulbs - is it my imagination?

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 07:56

I tidied up (hacked about) the flowerbed under the washing line last week and the daffodils there were still very green and healthy looking. Mind you last year my daffodils seemed much slower than any in the grass verges around here!

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