- Retired and with a small garden in North East Kent
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Yesterday at 16:23
It always worried me when you had to set it to repeat for x number years. Felt I was basically asking myself to decide either how long they had or I had!
Yesterday at 15:58
Phew, a long morning but pleasant. Glad the eye test went well Joyce, I'm like MU and end up with back ache after having to sit with my forehead against the thingy for so long.
SGL, I don't have grandchildren and I'm not even really a 'mumsy' sort of person. I don't coo over other people's kids either. But I have to say your little' un sounds a sweetie
Birthdays. I don't have a birthday book any more. I note them down on my iPad calendar and they repeat every year with no effort from me. Just in case of 'technical disaster' I tell myself that I do remember the important family ones anyway and have a good idea that others are 'round about now'.
Yesterday at 10:17
Morning all and a very cold and frosty one down here in north Kent. Good luck at the opticians, Joyce, and do try not to let the eyes start streaming when they tell you not to blink!
2 days ago at 19:41
Evening Runny. My thoughts exactly on dog's odd behaviour. When OH told me my immediate tthpught was that someone might have been lurking around that OH couldn't see. Or...someTHING....cue creepy music We'll never know. A dog may be a wuss or daft but sometimes we have to acknowledge that, as LB says, their senses are much more finely tuned than ours.
LB, I saw a programme once about dogs being able to detect cancer after being trained. They put up a small carousel and hung lots and lots of (microscope) slides on it. Six had tissue from a cancer patient on them and the rest were 'normal'. That dog unerringly picked out the six without hesitation. Incredible.
2 days ago at 19:12
They're lovely little creatures
Changing tack, here's a strange thing. Dog was more restless than usual this evening so OH decided to take her out for a walk round the long block. They were out about 35 mins and when they came back OH told me there'd been a weird moment. He went to walk up a small road that we've often walked along with Tiggs. This evening however, part way down the road she suddenly stopped dead in her tracks and refused to move. Never done that before ever. OH tried coaxing her. Nope. Tried tugging on her lead. Nope. Tried walking in front of her and offering a treat. She wanted the treat(and stretched forward to get it, she was given it ) but still dug her heels in and couldn't be moved. OH told me her eyes were fixed on 'something' just ahead though he couldn't see anything. She just kept staring and refused to move an inch. OH looked and checked as best he could but it was just the same as it always is. People's gardens and driveways. Nobody appeared to be about but......that dog was spooked. Eventually he decided she knew best and went back to take another side road. She trotted that way quite happily.
So, what was it? She's not freaked by cats or other dogs at all. Would you have 'believed 'she knew best? Had I been with them, I know I'd have let her have her own way on that occasion. I do believe that dogs have a very keen sense of 'something not being right' and it was best to trust her.
2 days ago at 18:43
Hazel, I do understand your difficulty. No worries.
2 days ago at 18:42
Topbird, you've described the problems I'm having exactly! The waiting till the ads load, the click on the 'jump to last post' often doesnt work straight away, then the ads loading up on the next page etc. All used to be fine but it's only started happening recently. Seems a bit of a coincidence since we're all using different devices and IOS versions.......
2 days ago at 18:35
LB, in Spain we used to have ordinary lizards (which i never knew dropped their tails till the cats showed me what they did) We also had little geckos which I loved seeing. Ours would sometimes pop their head out from behind a picture too during the evening. You'd often find one on the outside of the mozzie screens making it easy to observe them - and take pics- up close. My family in Queensland in Australia have them on the rafters of under the house (a high house) and when you sit there having your evening meal you can hear them making that curious little clicking sound hidden up near the overhead fluorescent light. I wonder if the Malay 'cheechak' refers to the sound they make?
2 days ago at 17:19
Well, Joyce, today she barked for about three quarters of an hour then went quiet. Hmm, really don't want to resort to the bark collar unless absolutely necessary.
LB, be grateful you don't have, I assume, lizards in the garden that drop their tails if caught. Finding a tail on its own in the corridor gently moving of its own volition is NOT something I miss
Then, of course, you have to check round to see if its owner is alive and loose in the house somewhere.
Last edited: 17 January 2017 17:21:36
2 days ago at 16:48
That's one advantage of wet weather I suppose, it puts a stop to the cats going out murdering small mammals. I speak from experience Also means trophies aren't left for you to stumble across either. Every cloud etc etc
2 days ago at 16:41
PANSY, MEANT TO SAY, MY MACHINE HASNT COME PUT IN SYMPATHY YET SO POP ROUND HERE FOR A COFFEE TILL YOURS IS FIXED
HAZEL, I'LL TRY AND PM YOU AND SEE IF TOU GET IT.
2 days ago at 16:39
OH, PANSY, WHAT A DAY. ITS BAD ENOUGH WHEN EVERYTHING STARTS TO GO WRONG BUT WHEN YOU CANT EVEN HAVE A COFFEE COS THE MACHINE HAS COME OUT IN SYMPATHY....JUST NOT ON.
NO...I WONT ASK WHY YOUR WASHING MACHINE IS ON A ONE FOOT HIGH PLINTH, NO..DONT DO IT...DONT BE NOSEY.....NO!
2 days ago at 08:58
Hazel, I'd like to know too, please. It took ages to get onto here this morning, then screen froze and I had to close website then log in again......
2 days ago at 08:57
Morning everyone. Another busy morning/day. Tesco delivery due soon, then got to walk madam and then go out and leave her again since neighbours are still away!
Sick of this site freezing my iPad or taking ages to let me log in
3 days ago at 22:19
Have sent details via second link given. My iPad Pro keeps jumping or freezing till all the ads have loaded. Then the ads will often disappear and reappear. When they return, same 'jumping' problet again. On IOS10.
3 days ago at 21:07
Love the stories, Tetters! Posh snowmen you've got round your way. Or artistic inhabitants.
As we left home today saw the bloke 2 doors down who loves dogs and at one point had 3 Labs(one left now). Told him re Tiggs and he said he'd keep a listen for her. When we come home, got a report on her and he hadn't heard a thing though he had popped out into the garden to listen for her a few times. I don't think she'd been lying asleep all the time , probably squeaking and crying but at least she doesn't seem to have gone in for full on barking. We'll try again tomorrow.
Thing is with cata and budgies, they don't disturb the neighbours much however evil they're being....apart from the cat hurling furniture around Yes, we leave the radio on and Runny, we did exactly what you suggested. No big fuss made when we came back, virtually ignored her for a while etc.
Off again as OH wants me to watch Silent Witness with him.
3 days ago at 09:27
A lovely frosty sunny morning. All my bulbs are peeping but I don't have anything as nice as upturned hanging baskets on them. I've got large white wire baskets, the sort that I think came from some sort of bedroom storage units. Keeps Tiggs off!
Big day today as we're going out 'properly' and leaving her alone which she doesn't like. Done the usual leaving and lurking round the road etc it this is a real leaving her. Neighbours directly through the wall are away for a few days!! B-L, thanks for the info re Sainsbury's nightshirts. Might have a quick look if there's time
3 days ago at 22:31
...'I whine' should read 'imagine'. Autospell. Has anyone been watching Sherlock? I've sat and watched it with OH but was getting steadily more lost and bored. It's ended now and I'm off now. See you all tomorrow.
3 days ago at 22:28
Normal price £960.......maybe I'm just brung up common but I can't I whine anyone spending that much on what's basically a posh nightie. It IS supposed to be nightwear, isn't it? Could have a cheapy holiday for that.
3 days ago at 22:26
And are those black leggings of some sort underneath? If I answered the door in that our poor postie would have some sort of seizure - and I'd be the laughing stock of the street.