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Posted: 07/02/2015 at 07:50

Can you suffer a relapse of a cold? Or have I caught ANOTHER one just less than a day of shifting the previous one?  I only had one school in this week too! (95 students and a lot of bodily fluids) Roll on hot weather to kill some bugs!

Oh well: 10:00 am - 02:30 am shift this weekend (day shift & ghost hunt) then I'm off on Monday.

Strange question: are there any scout / youth group leaders about? I'm writing our promotional pack for youth groups and I'd really appreciate ideas as to what YOU would want from a museum!


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 17:00

Oh Runnybeak that's awful! I helped at a farm that had geese, they were terrifying buggers truth be told but were so clever and did a better job of rounding up both the SHEEP, the SHEEP DOG, the RAM,and the HENS than any sheep dog / person could ever do! I understand what you mean by half human. They have such characters. I guess the fox must have caught him by surprise.

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 16:54

Rob doesn't seem to have much melodrama, and goes to my local garden centre (he put something on Twitter about it - not that I stalk him or anything! I've been following him long before the allotment challenge after a friend copied something of interest that he wrote!) So I'm rooting a little for him: partly because I've found his bringing he heritage collections to the attention of the television quite interesting.

No spilling the beans though: I'll probably not get to watch it until Monday!


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 13:41

I wish DD! I'm itching to get outside and go for a walk but Reggie has woken up for some food and gone straight back to sleep. A friend did say that he might just want to sleep for the first few days (new routine, new smells, new food, no longer being surrounded by 20 other dogs barking all day and night...) We're trying to have a quiet day today but we'll be out for a walk later on whether he wants it or not!


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 12:44

Oh no not a German Shepherd they said. It'll be all big and scary and aggressive they said. Control the house and scare visitors are they said...

He was just woken up by the post being pushed through the door and landing on him.

What a wonderful protector; how safe I must feel! 


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 10:48

Morning all! I'm back working from home today and its gloriously sunny outside (but so cold!) Partner had yesterday off with Reggie and it was grey and miserable all day. I guess I'm the lucky one!

Talking of Reggie I took him to the vets for a check up which went well. He didn't think much to the treats the nurse was trying to give him while manhandling his nuts though! Don't blame him I'd have been confused and offended too. We've had chance to go through all of his paperwork: he's only 8 months and 6 days old (they tend to stop "growing" height around 12 months and stop "filling out" around 24 months although with his unsettled past he might have some catching up to do) so it'll be interesting to see how bigger he gets. To me he's a tiny little puppy but then I'm seeing him next to 6ft 7in of parter so everything looks small by comparison. We're meeting up with my bosses Springer on Monday so we'll see how big he looks then!

I think its safe to say that I wont be having any garlic this year. Even the ones in pots haven't come up! I'm not sure what I've done wrong seeing as how last year they were quite literally thrown in the soil at the wrong time, left submerged for months, and generally ignored. Still: it means space for something else come spring!


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?


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 ( 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.


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!




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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