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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!

Pump for waterbutt

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 07:06

I'd imagine a caravan tap pump (or indeed shower pump) could be easily put to re-use: it would be able to be run on a leisure battery supplied by a solar panel charger if electricity wasn't accessible (I.e. on an allotment).


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 07:55

Eyebrows still looking angry in my opinion - just evenly angry. I think I've just a naturally angry face!

His lordship said my hair looked nice and shorter - so obviously they can't be too bad since I didn't get my hair cut! 

Hope you all have a lovely day- back to the beer mines for me, rather a shame I got so much done yesterday.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 18:04

Pam: Reggie doesn't eat anything while we're out on a walk: even the training treats cheese and prime sausage we tried to use! You could wave a steak in front of him and he steps over it. Certainly he's the only dog I've seen side step over left over kebab and post pub chip spillages.



Posted: 10/06/2015 at 17:06

Dove: truth be told I was nervous when he poked the thermometer up there! As someone who has suffered enough with IBS type problems I know it doesn't take some to "release the flow" (I thoughtfully made sure I was at the biting end). Mind you I may have been nervous but the work experience girl was petrified and backed herself right into the corner the moment we came in, didn't so much as squeak the entire time, and (no offence to her) but if a half size German Shepherd barking scares you I don't think the vets world is for you. A full size male can be twice his size and five times as barky. I did try to offer her the words of advice: fake it til the dog believes you're calm, they feed off your fear and watch the owners: if they've got their face right by the dog all fuss and cuddles looking very calm and relaxed you'll be fine, if they are backing off or looking nervous get yourself on the other side of a door!

Since I had to remove the radiator as he'd managed to get splash back behind it I'd be nervous a bung would take out one of the windows.  (Which would at least vent the house out).

Right. I think I've done enough work for today. Off to get my eyebrows tied up this evening (after a disabled lad at work said they looked "angry" I thought I better do something about it ) but at least his lordship will be back by then to keep an eye on puppy (he's slept most of today: I think he needed it!)

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